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IlmCiClmemmellieieeleelellelneel jBBBWII Area obituaries W.H. Hicks, Jr. W.H. Hicks, Jr. Castlewood, died Monday, March 30 in Johnston Memorial Hospital. Born June 5, 1928 in Russell County, he was the son of the late William Harvey Hicks and the late Mary Wise Hicks. He was the husband of the late Madge Jessee Hicks and the late Betty Jo Pratt Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a retired equipment operator for Jessee Paving in Castlewood and a member of the Old Path In- dependent Church at Han- sonville. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hughie Hicks. Survivors include his sister, Retha Hicks Hall, Castlewood; a special friend, Virginia Wise, Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April I in Combs Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Ted Rasnake and Rev. Virgil Rasnake officiating. The burial and committal service was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2 in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Jim Pratt and Roy Lee Rasnake served as honorary pallbearers. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 was in charge of arrangements. Thelma Kegley Saddler Thelma Kegley Saddler, 80, Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 1 at the Russell County Medical Center. Born April 15, 1928 in Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. Addison and the late Ola Kegley Addison and was the wife of the late Robert W. (Elmer) Saddler. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Thelma was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Blain Ayers, Stella Combs, Pauline Greer, and Lena Luzadder; and three brothers, Henry E. Addison, Jr., Howard B. Addison and James D. Addison. Survivors include two dan- ghters, Betty Jo Sullivan and husband, Douglas, Glen.Allen and Brenda Gall Vencill and husband, Bobby, Castlewood; grandchildren, Bryan Vencill and wife, Jessica, Lebanon, Melissa Hodnett and husband, Andrew and Jay Butsavage, all of Glen Allen; also several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in the Combs Funeral Service chapel with Rev. Jeff Kinder and Rev. Bobby Turner officiating. Entombment followed in Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers were Bryan Vencill, Jay Butsavage, Andrew Hodnett, Danny White, Guy White and Roger Meade. in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, c/o Carrie Kiser, 413 Kiser Lane, Lebanon, Virginia 24266. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 was in charge of the arrangements. MaKayla Rayn Nickels MaKayla Rayn Nickels, infant, St. Paul, died Saturday, _ April 4 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon. She was born in Abingdon. Survivors include her father, Matthew Lee Nickels, St. Paul; mother, Melissa Karen Henry, St. Paul; one brother, Haydon " James Henry, St. Paul; maternal grandmother, Anita Starnes, St. Paul; paternal grandmother, Debbie Snipes, Clintwood; paternal grandfather, Rick Nick- els; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Snipes, St. Paul; and one aunt, Jessica Hughes and husband, Scotty, Dung.annon. Graveside servxces and interment for MaKayla Rayn Nickels will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 10 in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood with Rev. Danny Meade officiating. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at m. Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, was in charge of arrangements. Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine will deliver the key- note address during Commence- ment exercises at The University of Virginia's College at Wise on Saturday, May 16. The public is invited to at- tend the Commencement cere- mony, which begins at 11 a.m. at Carl Smith Stadium. Gov. Kaine became Virgin- ia's 70  governor on January 14, 2006. A strong supporter of edu- cation, Gov. Kaine led efforts to secure a $1.6 billion bond package in 2008 to expand college access for Virginians and accelerate economic growth. The bond package, which received strong support from the South- west Virginia legislative delega- tion, provided UVa-Wise with funds to build a $30 million Convocation Center, and $600,000 for accessibility pro- jects. In public education, Gov. Kaine moved the classroom focus from competence to excellence, and he signed into law Virginia's f'n'st requirement for all teachers to receive regular and meaningful teacher evalua- tions. He expanded access to pre-kindergarten and to career and technical education. During Gov. Kaine's tenure, has named Virginia the most business-friendly state in America for three consecutive years. Governing Magazine named Virginia the top-perform- ing state government in America. In 2007, Education Week recog- nized the Commonwealth as the state where "a child is most likely to have a successful life." His public service career began when he took a year off from law school to volunteer with missionaries in Honduras. Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine to speak at UVa-Wise Commencement May 16 While there he served as the principal of a small Catholic School that taught teenagers basic carpentry and welding skills. He practiced law in Rich- mond for 17 years, representing people who had been denied housing opportunities because of their race or disability. He taught legal ethics for six years at the University of Richmond Law School. He served four terms on the Richmond City Council, including two terms as mayor, where he worked to build Rich- mond's first new school in a generation, cut taxes and slash the city's crime rate. In 2001, he was elected Virginia's Lieutenant Governor. He worked for four years with Gov. Mark Warner to reform the state's budget and invest new resources in education. He was recently tapped as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He also chairs the Southern Governors Association, where he is focused on addressing climate change in the South, and the Executive Council of the EPA's Chesa- peake Bay program. Gov. Kaine grew up in Kansas City working in his father's ironworking shop. He attended the University of Miss- ouri and Harvard Law School. He is married to Anne Holton, a former legal aid lawyer and juvenile court judge. Mrs. Holton's father, Linwood Holton, a Big Stone Gap native, was Governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. For more information about Commencement 2009, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130 or visit nt. Church and related activities calendar ANCHOR OF HOPE, West Dante, holds Bible Study Fridays and worship Fridays at 7 p.m., and Worship Sundays at 6 p.m. Dennis Scarberry is pastor. All are welcome. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-Wor- ship Thursdays 7 p.m., Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road). 276-467- 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship, 11 &m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group.; from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684 drive 1 I/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastr. BEAR WALLOW FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School, 10 am., Sunday worship, 11 am. & 6 p.m4 Wed. prayer servuce, 7 pm. Pastors are J. T. Hartsock and Joe Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Snnday worship services-10 am. and 7 p.m., Pastor, Richard Minton, Youth Minis- ter, Everette Minton. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Coebum. Sunday School 10 am., worship, I1 am. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am, morning worship ii am., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Rev. Lester Ferguson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION-Services Saturday, 7 p.m., Thursday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION SING- ING-A singing will be at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. All singers welcome. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Gravel Lick. Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am., Sunday worship, 11 Lm. and 6 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, 7 p.m. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 27@395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- CY-Sunday School 10 &m., Worship service 11 am., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Pastors Bro. Harold Mullins, Bro. Larry Powers. For information, call 762- 0909.. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 am. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 &m.; Sunday worship 11 am., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D. J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sun-day services 11 am, 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST-SUnday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante. Sunday School, 10 am., Sunday wor- ship I 1 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastor is Nathanii Maggard. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45, Sunday worship i I am., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Daute. Sunday worship 11 am., second and fourth Sundays, Rev. Leslie Dean, pastor. FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO. DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 am.; Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVA&,S-Hmson- viile, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH- Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon. Sunday School 10 a.m,, wor- ship, 11 am. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor, Don Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURClt-Cas- tlewoud; Sunday School 10 am., Sun- day worship 1 i &m. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day tible Study, 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH-Castlewond. Sunday School 10 am., worship, 11 am., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusa- lem, Castlewood. Sunday School I0 am., worship 11 am. and 6 p.m.; Thursday worship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH-Stmday School 10 am., Worship 11 am. 762-0569 MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 am., Sunday worship 11 am., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 &m.; Worship 11 am, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 27@762-7812. Pastor. Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNITY AIN3TO- LIC- Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more information, call 276-495-8611. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 am., Sunday wor- ship 11 am., 6 p.m,; Wed. Bible study, 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-2nd & 4th Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewond. Worship Sunday 10 &m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, April 9, 2009 Page 3 Copper Creek Elementary news Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante. Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sun- day School 10 am.; Sunday worship, I 1 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ed Slemp, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 am,, Sunday Worship II am, 6 p.m,; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday Schodl 10 am., worship at 11 am. and 6 p.m. Tbe Rev. Knnn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.,; Sunday worship 11 a.m,; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, 11 am.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St. Paul. Sunday worship 9 am.; Bible Study Wednesday, I0 am. ST, PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Sunday School 10 am,, Sunday worship 11 am. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/ Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Ran- gers.) For information, call 762-7748. ST, PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am., Sunday worship 11 am. & 6 p.m.; Wednovday-Pmyer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wbetstone. Rev. Cecil Jessec, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-SUnday School 10 &m., worship 11 am. The Rev. Harry Laycll. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 am. Father Mike Herbert. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 am., worship II am, 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St. Paul. Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Vir- ginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 for more information. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHURCH-SUnday services 10 am., 11 am., and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. BREAD OF LIFE LIBRARY The Bread of Life Library, a non- denominational Christian Library, is 1.2 miles up the Honey Branch Road. Call 762-9645. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need tbem following the Wednesday 10 am. service. Atten- dance at the service is mandmory to receive clothes and food. The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-1275 or 794-7477. AGLOW FELLOWSHIP The Women's Aglow Fellowship chap- ter in Lebanon meets third Mondays at 7 p.m. at Lebanon Community Fellow- ship. For information, call Debbie Woods, 889-1807. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9-11 am. at the church. All in need of food are welcome. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-11. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. FOOD DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 am. on fourth Saturdays at the church in Castlewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. Everyone {s welcome. Admission is free. Easter play at First Assembly of God Church The Easter play, "Cry Out to Jesus" will be performed on Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church located in Dante. There will be a great message and wonderful fellowship. Everyone is welcome. St. Paul Fire Department update The St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department answered a total of six calls for the month of March. Included in those calls were as- sisting Castlewood Fire Depart- ment on a house fire, again on a garage fire, a brush fn'e in South St. Paul, a brush fire in the Hanging Rock area, an auto- mobile wreck on Boody Road and a fire alarm at Clinchview Housing Authority. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. by A. Compton Copper Creek students will celebrate Easter with an egg hunt followed by a party on Thursday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are looking forward to Spring Break, April 10-17. Students return to school Monday, April 20. Nominate the "Teacher of the Year" Pre-kindergarten and kin- dergarten 2009-2010 registra- tion will be April 23, 9 am to 11 am. The student will need a copy of their birth certificate, an up to date immunization record and a current physical. These it- ems need to be turned in before your child can be enrolled in school, but not to register. next Virginia On-Line Entry Forms Available Nominations for the Virginia 85,000 accredited teachers. 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year Nomination forms (TOTY) are being accepted available online through April 30, 2009 at The TOTY Award is a recognition of ex- cellence in teaching sponsored by Teachers' Insurance Plan TM, a car insurance program exclus- ively for members of the educational community. The award will include $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that teacher's school. The state winner will also be eligible for the National award that includes a special recognition and a $2,500 travel certificate. Teachers, administrators, stu- dents and parents can nominate any of the state's more than To nominate an educator, explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be the Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribution to their school, students or educational com- munity. Winners will be announced at the start of the next school year. Teachers' Insurance Plan is underwritten by licensed mem- bers of the Unitrin family of in- surance companies, as author- ized by laws. Passion of the Christ will be shown at Phillips Chapel Church Fri., April 10, 6 pm on Good Friday Fellowship Following Good Friday Service Mills Chapel Freewill Baptist Memorial Drive - Castlewood, VA Friday, April lO, 7:00 p.m. Singing by: Gospel Grass, Elijah Woods and Bob Campbell Ministering will be: Bro. Darrell Milgrim & Bro. Miteh EUiott Refreshments and fellowship from 6 to 7 pm prior to service Pastor Mike Patrick invites everyone to attend. GIANT YARD SALE Saturday, May 2, 2009 (One Day Only) 7 am - 7 pm at the "Buzzard Roost" sign on Highway 58 Sponsored by the Fort Gibson United Methodist Men (Hot Dogs and Concessions available) The public and members of the church are invited to donate their unwanted treasures for this sale between now and April 28. We will accept such items as dishes, clothing, pictures, working appliances, tools, toys, baskets, artificial flowers, ceramics, furniture, books, office equipment, rugs, etc. To deliver your items or arrange for possible pick-up, contact: J.D. Cassell 762-7829, Gaines Dickenson 738-9230, Leon Selfe 762-5824, Joe Tomlinson 762-7555,Dennis Hensdill 738-8109 nl IE A S APR] 6: TE 2009 AT PARK REV. "ELI RA! FEAKI E AT Fowr