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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, April 20, 2017 St. Paul Elementary's Gifted & Talented and House, this trip was a lesson beyond the class- NJHS left out early Thursday morning to Washington D.C. The students saw every- thing from the Smithsonian Museums, the Memorials, the Monuments, the Capitol and to top the trip off a tour of inside the White room. To all those who made this trip possi- ble, Thank You! One dream down, many more to go for St. Paul Elementary School. Education is the key to a life without limits! Courthouse , recently received a beautiful interi- or re-paint, the first in many years. With the arrival of warmer weather, exterior painting and repair will begin soon. Judge the effectiveness of the Community Work Program for yourself - just stop by the Old Russell County Courthouseand take a look. Russell County employs a small mainte- nance staff. In the past, large maintenance projects have been performed by contractors and the cost to the county has been signif- icant. By utilizing the skills of work program par- ticipants, a tangible sav- ings to Russell County's taxpayers has been realized with no apparent loss of quality. To date, the pro- gram has recovered its administrative costs - and more. The most significant cost savings of the commu- nity work program are intangible. Parents remain in the home with their chil- dren, thus preserving fami- lies. The stigma and costs of incarceration are avoid- ed, self-esteem and jobs skills are enhanced through teamwork, and much- needed work for which no .-- From Page 1 \ public money is available can be performed. Simply stated, the Russell County Community Work Program is making our county a bet- ter place to live. Missy Carter stated that "The program gives partic- ipants an opportunity to buy into their freedom and remain productive citi- zens." She sees increased community pride as a very positive outcome of the program. Those of you who know me also know that I don't bestow praise lightly. But this week, I give Missy Carter, Brian Patton, and the community work pro- gram participants gold stars for what they have achieved. If you would like to contact Missy, either for more information or to schedule work for your community or non-profit organization, her office number is 276-889-8158 and her e-mail address is missy.carter@ russellcoun- Take time to review the Russell County Community Work Program's Facebook page as well. There, you will fred an impressive array of photos from their many projects. Tim Kaine travels Southwest Virginia U. S. Senator Tim Kaine traveled through Southwest Virginia last week to dis- cuss jobs and the economy, education, his support for coal miners' retirement benefits and other issues impacting local communi- ties. President Trump's proposed budget drastical- ly cut federal investment in rural infrastructure and economic development, which would reduce rural Virginians' access to clean water, x safe roads and bridges, well-funded public schools, and quality, affordable health care. Kalne's roles on the Senate Health, Education, Labor arid Pensions (HELP) Committee and Senate Budget Committee give Calendar "to learn, to share and to perpetu- ate family history." William T. Fuller 276-623-3410 or fuller- jr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer quesffons at the Coebum VFW Post. from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473 FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For informationl call Wise County 318-8000: Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- .1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED _classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online This service is for qualifying and him a platform to share the conversations he has around the Commonwealth as he advocates against these cuts in the Senate. In Wise. Kaine hosted a roundtable discussion at UVa's College at Wise on economic development in the region and preparing students to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow. In Castlewood, Kaine met with miners With the UMWA union to discuss their concerns around health and future benefits for former miners. In January, Kaine joined a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Miners Protection Act, legislation that would ensure that the federal gov- From Page 1 adult learners, with or without theft own home 6omputers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED Online Coordinator Merci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433)i GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pro. NARCONON reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit www. narcono nnew li fere- ability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754 AMERICAN LEGION POST # 208 welcomes new members. If you served on active duty in the Armed Forces. National Guard, or Reserves then you should be eligible to join us. You are not required to have served over- seas or have seen actual com- bat. Contact us at American Legion Post # 208, Re. Box 1261. Lebanon. VA 24266 with your name. address and phone number. Transfers are welcome. "emment and coal operators honor their obligation of lifetime pensions and health benefits to retired miners and their families who are facing uncertainty as a result of the financial crisis and corporate bank- ruptcies. Kaine recently reintroduced legislation to amend the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) of 1973 to ensure that claims for benefits for coal miners and their family members are processed in a fair and timely manner and to pro- tect miners from 'pneumo- coniosis,' more commonly known as black lung dis- ease. 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