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Vol. LVIII, No. 16 576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street ,,"~ Shelton WA 98584 . " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk ofmany things...' " Thursday, April 21, 2016 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS ................... ............................ ............... ,.,,,,., 50 cents e At the St. Paul Town Council meeting, the dog waste problem was discussed. Councilman Tim Boardwine stat- ed that several citizens had complained to him about peo- ple bringing their dogs to run in the park and also walk them on a leash and the dogs would leave their waste in the playground area and also on the Little League Field and the tennis and basketball courts. Councilman Greg Bailey also mentioned the same problem at the Oxbow Lake area. The Council voted to purchase several waste containers to install at the park and Oxbow Lake area. Mayor Kyle Fletcher also stated that several downtown busiries~ owners had complained to him of the same prob- lem. ~ It is the responsibility of the pet owner to clean up after their pet in these areas. The town has an ordinance that dogs must be under their owner's control and that means cleaning up after them. The Mayor announced that the townwide cleanup would begin at 10 am on Saturday, April 23. Those people wanting to volunteer to help in the project should meet at the Town Hall. Bags and gloves will be provided by the town and lunch will be served in the town hall after the cleanup is finished at about 11:30 or 12:00. Councilman Monty Salyer discussed several problems at the shopping center area. The handicapped parking signs need extensive work. The parking lot has not been sealed in a long time. He also said the shrubs needed trim- ming and in general the parking lot needs to be cleaned more regularly. Sherry Allen, the FBLA leader at Castlewood High School, and tWO students spoke to the Council about their upcoming trip to Atlanta for the National FBLA meeting and competition in late June. The students told the Council that they had been working hard to raise the need- ed funds for the trip and ask the Council for their help. The Council agreed to fund the cost of one student, which is $552.00. Randy Beckner, of Mattern & Craig the town;s engi- neer consultant, told the Council that the Wastewater Treatment Plant was about finished and just a few minor items needed to be finished but it is in operation. He also said that his firm would be working with the town on the Western Front/Willis Building Hotel Project When it gets started in the very near future. Councilman Harry Kelly brought up the question of the Lions Den and the bad shape that it is in. The Council agreed to study the problem and again try to sell the build- ing. The Council voted to pay full cost of the town employ- ees VRS retirement rate. After closed session in which no action was taken, the Council adjourned. Volunteers needed for Townwide Cleanup Saturday, April 23 The Town of St. Paul is celebrating the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. Help keep the Town of St. Paul beautiful by partic- ipating in the Great American Cleanup ! Volunteer groups are need- ed. Participate in the "Riches in the Ditches", sidewalk art and free lunch to all volunteers. Come by the Town Hall to register and pick up gloves, trash bags, etc; If you have any questions, call Glenda Lane at 276- 762-5297. by Jerry Couch Hearts for Ronald McDonald House Winners. Students at Castlewood Elementary in Mrs. Shonna McReynolds first grade class were the winners of the Hearts for Ronald McDonald House. These students collected the most donations for the Ronald McDonald House. Noah Bush was presented a check for $75. for 1st place, col- lecting the most money, Savannah Franklin won 2nd place with a check for $50. and Elijah and Kaylee Fields won 3rd place with a check for $25.00. Each student in the classroom received a coupon for a free kids Happy Meal and dessert. .... . AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. ST. PAUL ID/~ BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT-First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month. The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pro, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st 11[t!1N[!1!![1111[; Thursdays, 7:30; Tuesday; Closed School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed. GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. County Mental HealthD I C K E N S O N - Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and Call 276-679-0810.Saturday 10 to 4 and ACOA MEETING- Sundays 1 to 3. Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Social Mondays, 7 pm, First Security Office is open Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from Coeburn. Call 762-9am-4pm. Phone num- 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- 276-679-737.1. 1213 or 276-679-7633. LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends - of League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 3 pm third Su0days at Memorial Library, St. Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library League Field. All inter- on first Thursdays at 4 ested persons are invit- pm. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- H.O.EE. HOUSE- VFW Post 9864, H.O.EE. House pro-Lebanon, welcomes vides emergency shel- new members. If you ter forvictims of served overseas during domestic violence inany war, write VFW Wise, Russell, Post 9864, P.O. Box Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, and the City of Norton. address and phone Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- training available. Call comed. 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise ZENS-The Castle-County Health wood Senior Citizens Department, Wise, is meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- invited, ning, pediatrics, school The Dante Senior and adult physicals, Citizens meet eachWIC, Paps and immu- Monday and Tuesday at n i z a t i o n s . 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- Department. Russell essary for all but immu- County residents 60 or nizations. For an older are invited,appointment, call 762- RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E S Russell County Public AVAILABLE-The Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Center is available for Wed & Fri 10am- reunions, birthdays and 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. showers. Closed Sun & Men. All proceeds reha- M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call .Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-12 noon. For information call Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or Ranetta Davis, 276- 889-8206. FREE ADULT ED- Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job- related skills including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623=3410 See CALENDAR, Page 4 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 Following the remodel- ing and enlargement of the school building in 1921, the remainder of the1920's were watershed years at Temple Hill. The most sig- nificant change during this time was an increase in overall enrollment. The number of students who continued their education by attending and complet- ing high school increased as well,: In those-years, Russell County's schools operated on a 180-day school year within the framework of an eleven- year primary and second- ary system. This system remained in place until the challenges of an increas- ingly technological world dictated the switch to a twelve-year system in the 1950's. In 1924, Principal B. C. Wolfe left Temple Hill for other employment. He was replaced by B. C. White who remained principal of the school until 1936. Mr. White then turned his attention to his orchard business - which is very well-remembered by older residents of this communi- ty. However, Mr. White's commitment to education remained strong and he was one of the primary local backers of the school expansion plan of 1947. The 1929 Senior Class of Temple Hill published the following tribute to Mr. White in the 1949 edition of the "Templar," which was the school's yearbook: Temple Hill Principal, B. C. White To Our Good Friend and Principal, Mr. B. C. Temple Hill Class of 1921 (L to R) Louise Paxton, Robin Dickenson, Stafford Fletcher, Preston Clay. High School Faculty Members of 1921 (Front, L to R) Virginia Holland, Alise Holland, Bertie Fisher. (Back, L to R) Olive Shoemaker Bolton, Miss Mollie Dickenson. White: We pause at the end of twenty years to pay tribute to a cause and influence linked by a golden chain of memory held dear to the heart of each of us; to the honor of having been instructed as students under the guidance of your hand. To us, no greater privilege could have been given in the four years of sowing the seeds of knowl- edge -- no twenty years so rich in the reward of hat'- vest reaped from the years of time. To you, we, as stu- dents of yesterday and as men and women of today in this small way, hope to express our lasting appre- ciation. Members of the Temple Hill Class of 1929 includ- ed: E. Harold Adams, Margaret Jeston Baldwin, Mary Louise Ball, Vera Virginia Clay, Kyle E. Cox, Mary Ellen Dickenson, Claude Martin Dickenson, Retha Leota Fields, Lucy Elizabeth Hedge, Jessee Chandler Holbrook, Robert C. Honaker, Jr., Della Isabelle Jessee, Ancil E. See Temple Hill, Page 2 Field Day at Temple Hill School, 1920's