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Vol. LI, No. 17 Clinch River :Farmers' Mkt to debut on " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, April 23, 2009 " I ouncl Saint Paul, Virginia IIII IIIIIII I I / 50c ' :Saturday The Clinch River Farmers' Market in St. Paul, which has been in the planning stages for , several months, will make its debut on Saturday, April 25, at i a,m., and will be open until noon. The site is the alley which is bounded by Fourth and Fifth Avenues to the north and south, and Wise and Russell Streets. The schedule calls for the Clinch River Farmers' Market to be open each Saturday from April 25 through May 30. Beginning June 10, and through October 31, the Market will be Open not only on Saturdays, but also on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Area farmers will display seasonal produce and some lo- cally raised meats; several local bakers and others who will offer prepared foods; and craff-ers and artis ms will also display and sell their wares. In addition, each day that the Clinch River Farmers' Market is open will of- fer several diverse features which provide entertainment op- portunities for the entire family, i Special events which are scheduled on Saturday, April 25, include a presentation of Container Gardening by D. 9 " The St. Paul Town Council,Mayor Kyle Fletcher made a transfer station between St. Paul number of announcements. He meeting in regular session on and Coeburn. Monday, April 20, heard Utili- said that Virginia Parks and When he told Council that ties Superintendent Earl Carter Recreation officials have toured the Town needs a new laser discuss a new federally-required the Bluebell Island area and said sextant for the work crew, mere- water test for a potentially they might be able to help de- bers approved purchasing one at serious bacteria, cryptospori- veloo the area into a nature trail, no more than $500. dium. There is no evidence that Mayor Fletcher presented aCouncilwoman Steele an- the bacteria is in the Clinch Ri- Certificate of Acknowledgment nounced that the Farmers' Mar- ver, but the Environmental Pro- tection Agency requires the testing. A sample must be taken each month for a total of 24 months, at a cost of $570 per test, or a total of $13,680 over the two years. The EPA regula- tion is being administered, Car- ter said, by the Virginia Depart- ment of Health. The starting date will probably be within the next six months, he said. In other business, Council heard reports from Council members Grant Marshall and Sharon Steele, who have been working on the idea of estab- lishing a memorial to the area's veterans. Marshall said he has located a flag and pole which he feels would be appropriate. The cost is $5,000, less any discount that might be available. He also discussed an eagle statue he had seen. Steele said she has talked to the artist who created the eagle statue, one of which is to Sheila Fox "in recognition of outstanding citizenship" she dis- played when coming to the as- sistance of 'a citizen who had fallen and needed help. The mayor announced that all Council members and St. Paul residents are encouraged to attend the School Board's Com- munity Forum, to be held at the SPHS auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. He introduced Mark Hill, who reported that bids have been opened for several of the aspects of the raw water and sanitary sewer projects which are planned for the Virginia City area. Fletcher also said that Wise CounW will repair the trash ket will open on Saturday at 7 a.m. She asked and received Council approval for using the vendors' $30 fees for advertis- m ',Afler a presentation by Lou Ann Wallace, Council agreed to pay $2,759 as its share of sup- port for the VISTA volunteer the Town and St. Paul Tomor- row are sharing with the Clinch Valley Soil & Water District. Work on the park stage is progressing, Councilman Mar- shall reported, and he added that a dressing room and bathrooms will be added to the area. Council agreed to advertise in the Crooked Road Visitors' Guide. They also agreed to pav (Continued on page 4) Rose's is new anchor in Riverside Shopping Center Meade; a 10 a.m. performance displayed in Pigeon Forge. The After being vacant for over two years, the old Food Lion site in the statue is $75,000, but the artist Center St Paul IS bern renovated so that of gospel music by Restoration; " . " Riverside Shonnin , . , " " g Parking Lot Chalk Art for kids; iswiiling, to con ibute $65,000 Rose's Den entStore can move in on June 1. an the Co r of the value, so the cost to the r . . , .. d pper C eek Clover ..................... The announcement was made Tuesday by Riverside s owner, ...... A xv ........ .'11 ",- ta -- tOWli WOUIU 0 ~lo,OOU. 13teele ;UP'ale len ; vu/Unwt redutt riSee k; a;;i Gewge:mV2derway now to adapt the former grocery store to suit include a presentation by Team to do so and report at the next Rose s requirements. The store will take possession June 1, and plans Estono a 0 m t meeting to o en m August or early September a, 1 a.. appearance A WELCOME ADDITION .... A cellular tower, which " . P " by the popular Sugarcane Clog . . ers, a Pa er Plate Colorin" will, at long last, muke ownership and use of tmllular ........ ...... 4 ...... 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Princi al at Allegheny Hi workin until theda before she tower wall be in o eratm m about a month, P gh g y . . . Rec chn, blood ressure g P g Board IS holding a series of Y g P ......... S School from 2004 until 2009. was hospltahzed for the final ....... oepenmng on power ann pnone lme eonnecuon. She was an English French and time She fouoht a battle with (~omnlunlty forums m oraer to resent lans flr school con ' ..... Latin teache~: at Lord Botetourt cancer for over seven vears with P.. P . .. " - solidation to the public High School from 2002 to 2004, all of her courage, strength and .~ ~ .... ", .... I ne forum m at ram Wlll De .... ,~ and an English teacher at The determination. Her f'mal lesson ...., _ " ...... nelo lues ay, April A~i, at aI- ol Academy of Arts, Science andto all is that she never quit and .., ~ .......... p m at me t gaul r~lgn cnoo 495-7026 or495-8473. Technology,' Myrtle Beach, never gave up fighting until the " " " AA-Sandays aad Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 p,m, Episcopal Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pxa., Clintwood United Metho- Omreh. COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- TARY lrl'A-3rd Motld~y, 7 p.m., school cafetma. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fom-th Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town Hall. CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The Caatlcwood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. ALZItEIMER'S 'SUPPORT- Firm Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appula- chim ASmaey for S~mior Ciliz~ office, Claypooi Hill, Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyteriun Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of uach momb. The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- cond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Stab ed Conummieatlon; First Thurs- day, 7 p.m., School oflmlamction. VFW POST NI652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coe, bum. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. There~'s N~gh- bo~ Aid Bm'ld-ing, new & used clothing for ~e. " RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 p.m., Lul~mon.. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #2S6- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Insinuation third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Cen- ter conducts a recovery group for substance abusers and families Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- ten of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., First BaplistChuroh, Cue- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Casflewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH The Dante Neighborlmod Watch Program will meet at 7 pro.on second Mondays at the Dante Community Building Call 495- 7007 for information. H.O.P.E. HOUSE H.O.P.E. House provides emer- geecy shelter for victims of do- mestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickeeson, Lee, Scott end Buch- anen counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed-Wain- ing available. Call 1-800-572- 2278. SENIOR CITIZENS ...The Casflewond Senior Citi- Anyone 60 or over is invitod. ...The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- patlmeet. Russell County resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at the RnsscU County Public L~Tarary, Lebanon, are Mfru/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 a.m,-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 am.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes, day,~/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. See Library for special prosram s~hedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson-Bondy Log House is open weekly Thursdays throuigh Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is opec Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are 1- 800-772-1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet at the Library on fourth Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m VFW POST 9864 VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, web comes new members. If you served overseas dunng any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and rend nenm, address and phone number. Tra~f~rs welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES The Wise County Health De- Imrtmeet, Wise, is open from 8 am..-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- inus will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physieads, WlC, Paps and immunizations. Appoinmaents are necessary for all but immaniza- tious. For an ~4nt-ment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All prue~x,--~ls rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center.For information, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan end Taz~well coenties who are 100 ye=rs old or older. Cull Dana Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- vise AASC of any upcoming t O0th+ birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES ...The Wise County School Board mmntalns a Policy Manual which is available to the public in the library of each school end in each county public library. ...Copies of the Russell County School Board Policy Manual have been placed in the office and the library of each school, and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP Women survivors of sexual as- sault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Commtunty Action, Inc./ zeus meet at l0 am. Wednesdays Family Crisis Serwces" support similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. For information, call Runde Hackler, 276-988- 5583, or Renetta Davis, 276-889- 8206, FREE ADULT ED Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties md the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who went to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related skills in- chiding resunae writing end inter- viewing. For details, cull 1-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433, TRANSPORTATION The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens provides disabili- ty transportation services in Bee- hanen, Dickeeson, Russell and Tazewell coanfies to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Th~ys, Russell County Public Library, Lebenon. The Group's is "to learn, to slmre and to peq~tuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 or fullerir 1942.yaboo,eom. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J, Fred Mar- thews Memorial Librax, y end help promote the improvement of faci- lities and s~rviees of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 mumlx*rship girl, to J. Fred Matthews Mumo- rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, P.O Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Ordar of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meet- ings are on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' claims For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights Coebem-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients end answer questions at the Co,burn VFW Post from 9 a.m-3:30 pro. third Thm'sdays except Jane. Russell County-DAV Service Officer Perry Johnson assists veteran filing claims third Tues- days from 2-3:30 p.m., at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Russell County--American Legion Post 208 Post Service Officer Todd Salyer can assist with veter~s' clenns, records and family assistance. Call him at 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6558 FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tues- CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission group at First Baptist Chtmeh, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING Health Departments in the Lenc~ wisco Health District offer free co~tde~al HIV testing through- out the year, For information, call Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- 386-1312 FREE GED CLASSES Free GEl) classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St, Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m-12 noon. Gle, nna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433, C/RADD MEETING A meeting of C/RADD will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, The meetings will be held at the Dante Museum. GED ONLINE The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Closes online. This service is for qualifying end adult learners, with or without their own home com- puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise ooentie~ and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On- line Co-ordinator Marci Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon- day through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Ed.ueation Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for more information conceming GEl) testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control, a flee diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6 p.m. on 1st Mondays at the Dante Museum. A Commu- nity Meeting is fomah Tuesdays at 6 p.m., also at the Museum. BASKETBALL CAMP Appliations re being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Invitation only Basketball Camp For a free brochure for the camps, call 704-373-0873 enytime or visit 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. All are welcome--admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION Book Discussion Group One of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- rary meets fourth Thursdays of every month (except November and December, which are combined into one holiday meeting the first Thursday in day from 9-11 a.m. at the church. December) at the Riverside Donations are welcomed. All in Diner. The next meeting is need of food are welcome. Thursday, April 23, at 6 p:m. The COMMUNITY cENTER discussion on lhe Shack by The West Dante Community William Paul Young during the Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mon- last meeting will be eonfin0-ued at the-Castlewood Lions Den. group meeting with victims of days, For more information, call during the Marchsession. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 South Carolina, from 2000 to 2001. She wfis also an English and French teacher at Coeburn High School from 1994 to 2000, where she coached softball, cross country, cheerleading and tennis. She also kept the re- cords of and managed the wrest- ling team. Valerie's other passion was travel, and she had visited a number of countries in Europe as well as Mexico and Canada. She was a 1989 graduate of Coeburn High School and re- ceived her bachelor's degree from the University of Virgi- nia's College at Wise with dual majors in English and French and a minor in Education. She earned her master's degree in educational leadership t om final breath left her body. ~urvivors include her hus- band, Timothy Foutz, Trout- ville; her daughter, Elena Kathe- rine "Katie" Foutz, Troutville; her parents, James Aubrey and Patricia Ward, St. Paul; two brothers, James Aubrey Ward, Jr., and John Travis Ward; her lifelong friend, Katie Meade Honeycutt, Bristol, Tennessee; and many aunts,uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Paul, where a Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. An earlier Memorial Service will be held at the Fincastle Baptist Church on Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m. auditorium.i All residents who are con- cerned about the school situ- ation are urged to attend to learn specifics about what the School Board plans and what locations are being considered for the new schools. Notice St. Paul 4nterim Police Chief George Robinson has an- nounced that the use of all skateboards, roller skates and roller blades is prohibited on highways, i In addition to being dan- gerous, such use by skate- boarders, roller skaters or roller bladers who are apprehended will result in prosecution and a $25 fine. I SIGNS WITH UVA-WlSE...Pictured, front row, left to right are Lori Phillips, Ryan Phillips and Craig Mullins. Back row, Coach Tom Allen, Coach David Scammell, Coach Bruce Wasem and CHS Principal Scotty Fletcher. Phillips signs with UVa-Wise On Friday, April 3, Cas- ing his senior year, Phillips was tlewood High School senior,named 1 Team All-District run- Ryan Phillips, signed to play ning back, Cumberland District football at The University of Offensive Player of the Year, Virginia's College at Wise. Dur- Cumberland Player of the Year, and 1st Team all-Region D run- ning back. Phillips is the son of Lori Phillips and Craig Mullins of Castlewood.