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Vol. L, No. 18 " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " Thursday,May 3, 2007 of D presented to Family and Library BookCfub @ In Recognition of Your Commitment and Outsta naqng Support to Southwestern Virginia Training Center / ~.~i~ ~L= Date Woods, FALD~ Db~ctar April2007 The certificate that was awarded April 19 em~mmmmWm~ Saint Paul, Virginia 'S 50c Governor Timothy M. Kaine (SP-237) tO explicitly reflect the and responsible way to promote on Monday, April 30, issued addition of outpatient care. Fi- public safety." Executive Order #50, instruct- nally, the Governor is directing C a:en-- ly, only 22 states, ing all executive branch agen- State Police to include this including Virginia, submit any cies to immediately begin in- information in the Central Cri- mental health information at all cluding the names of individuals minal Records Exchange, the to the federal database: Alaha- found dangerous and ordered to database checked prior to fn'e- ma, Arizona, Arkansas, Califor- undergo involuntary mentalarms sales, and to share the nia, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, health treatment in the database accessed before sale of firearms by licensed gun deal- ers to ineligible individuals. The order clarifies that there will be no distinction in reporting based on whether an individual is ordered to undergo inpatient or outpatient treatment. Governor Kaine was joined for the announcement by Vir- ginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, who provided legal advice and research assistance tardation Substance Abuse Services to revise the DMA 1006, the form by which it petitions for involuntary care, to reflect that both inpatient and outpatient involuntary care are to be reported to the Central Criminal Records Exchange. Lib ry plaq to the Governor during a review "Our office was pleased to submit any information at all a- ra 's Book Club presented ue as of state laws affect g the work with Governor Kaine to OS- mental condition to federal purchase of firearms b) those quickly remedy this apparent authorities, according to the information with federal law Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, enforcement agencies. Michigan, Missouri, New The Executive Order also Hampshire, New York, North directs the Virginia Department Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, of Mental Health, Mental Re- Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Nearly half of the reports submitted nationally on mentally ill people have been submitted by Virginia: of the almost 165,800 people reported nationally, about 80,500 were submitted by Virginia, accord- ing to State Police. Twenty-eight states do not Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 #231-Stated meetings will be held spegifl progt'am schedules. TRANSPORTATION All musieian t and other interested the third Saturday of each month. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Appalachian Asuncy for persons ate invited to attend. The School of Instruction will be The Dickunson-Bundy Log Senior C'~ p ovid~ disabill. GED ONLINE beld on second Tuesduys House is open weekly Thu~, ty Iransport~on services in Bue- Tbe Regionul Adult Education ST. PAUL LODGE #343- Fridays and Saturdays, 11-4, end harem, Die~ Russell and Program is offering free GED Sc ond Tlnmutay~ 7:30 p.m Sundays 1-5 p.m. Tazewell comnies to individuals Classes online. This service is for Stated Comanunieafio~ Thn'd SOCIAL SECURITY with disab/lil~s, regatd)ess of qua~ g and adult I~n~rs, with, Tuesduys, 7 p.m School of The Wise Social Security Office age. Call 1-888-656-2272. or wRbout their own home com- Instru~ion. is opea Mondays-Friduys from 9 GENEALOGY GROUP puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise VFW POST #86S2, D AV a.m-4 p.m. Phone anmba-s ate 1- The Russell County Genealogy counti~ and the City of Norton CHAP-TER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 800-772-1213 or276-679-7633. Group meets at 5:30 p.m. fn~t For more information, call GED~ ).m VFW, Riverview, Cooburn. CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Thursdays at the Russell County On- line Co-ordinator Matci" HEAD START-Wise Co./Nor- J. Fred Matthews Memorial Public la'braty, Lebanon. The Gore, i-800-422-3433 (in Scott ton/ Dickenson Co. Head Start Library, St. Paul, sponsors special Group's propose is "to le, m~ to County, 386-2433). Board, third Tuesdays. Head Start programs for child~m. Call 762- share and to perpetuate family GED TESTING Pol/CY Council, second Tuesdays. 9702 for information, liistory." For information, call GED Testing is available Moil- NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, LIBRARY FRIENDS Sunset Salyers, 276-889-0437. day thsough Thursday and on 9:30to 12. St. Tberese'sNeigh- Friends of the J. FredMatthews JOIN THE FRIFAqDS Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- Aid Bulld-ing, new & used Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- native Ed.ucation Center, W/se. , clothing for sale. at the Library on third Tuesdays thews Memorial Library and help Call 276-328-8612 for more ST. PAUL LIONS CLUB-2nd at 4:30 p.m. promote the improvement of faci- information concerning GED & 4th We dutn~duys, 12 noon, St. ~ POST 9864 lities and services of the h'btm3', testing. Paul Lions Dea. VFW Post 9864, Lobenon, wvl- Send name, address and phone FOOD DISTRIBUTION RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF ec~aes new members. If you number, with a $5 ~p Matathon Ministry will hold SUPERVISORS -First Monday, served overseas during any war, 8it, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- Food Distribution for the Needy 6 p.m Russel County Court, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, each second Thursday and third house. 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA Saturday at the Marathon offic~ CLINCHFIELD LODGE #2~- send mune, address and phone 24283. Make checks payable to in the Milton ShopPin8 Center, munbor. Transfers welcomed, Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Castlewood. Call 276-762-2378. Stated Communieatin~ lat Satur- days, 7:30; School of ~on HEALTH SERVICES Memorial Lt~raty. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS EASTERN STAR first Tuesdays. The Wise County Health De- Clinch #15- m ~omrm a nee maneres TOPS 343 COEBURN-Thurs-pattmenL Wise, is open from 8 . . vancT Cl~pter 2,Wogram, will ~,t at the Oxbow. days, 10 a.m Old Dominion Po- a.m -8 p.m. first Thursdays, Cli- kn~ter ot ~tstern star, meets encn --- ---~. fourth Tuesday, except for Match Center, St. Pad, from 5-6 p.m. werCo Coeburn. nits will be offered in fmnily mid Des~ber when the meet- second Mondays. (RECOVERY GROUP-The plmming, pediatrics, school and- ings are on ~ soeo~ Tuesday ALL STAR BASKETBALL ~- Wise County Mental Health Cen- adult physicals, WIC, Paps and AHmectingsateat 7"30om -' Resistrationisopenthm JUlY15 -'ter conducts a recovery group for immuulzat~ons. Appointments are "VETE ' ' AI~4 ~' ' - for the Ten Star All Star Summer RANS CL S . substance abusers and families necessaty for all bua immaniza- Dickenson county--Oscar Basketball Camp. Participation m Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- laons. For an gppoint-mant, call . -~ - - this camp is by Invitation Only 0810. 762-328-8000. Silcox belvs file veterans clmms For atmointrnent, call 276-835. Ehgme axe uoys and 8trls 10-19. ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- FACILITIES AVAILARLE 8847mmVm " Area camp Ideations include ten of Alcoholics meet Mondays, The Tacoma Community Center RanseU-~atv-Disabled Ame- Blacksbm'g, Hickory, NC,and 7 p.m First BaptistChurch, Coe- is available for reunions, birth- ricen Veterans Service Officer Lebanon, TN, as well as many bum. Call 762-0016, 276-395- days and showe~. All proceeds o n will as : others, Also another Summer 6588or276-679-7371. .rehab~theTanomaSRhgolas Pen3, J hnso s Camp for boys and ~ds ages 6- DANTE/WEST DANTE-Corn-a Community Center.Far m filing clanns third Tunsdavs from 2-3'30 nm at the Russell t~ at all sloll leve~s, for a m:e munity mce6ng, 7 p.m uw, ond information, earl 395-6398. " 'county ~blicLibraty Lebanon brochure, call 704-373-0873 Mondays, Dante Community 100THBIRTHDAY? Russell Cotm~-Amen~ anaytinae. Building. Call 495-7007 for more Appalachian Agency for Senior n THRIFT STORE Citizens recognizes persons in Legio Post 208 Post Service inform~oll. LITrLE LEAGUE Russell, Dickeuson, Buchanan Officer Todd Salyer can assist The ~ Store at the old The Clinch River Little League and Tazewell counties who are with veterans" claims, records Clinehfiald building, Dante, is 100 yem~ old or older. Call Daaa and family assistance. Call him at open Tuesdays and Fridays from Board meets at 4 p.m. third 10 am.-2 p.m. Items maybe Sundays at the UMWA Building. Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. "~ Casflewood. All interested vise AASC of any upcoming I~'~ODIIANK donated or purchased. Proceeds persons are invited to attend. 100th+ birthday. First Baptist Church, St. Paul. go to the Dante Clean Up Crew. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SCHOOL POLICIES operates a Food Bank each Tues- BOOK DISCUSSION The Dante Neighborhood Watch The Wise County School day from 9-11 a.m. at the church. The Book Discussion 8runp of Program will meet at 7 p.m.on Board maintains a Policy Manuul Donations are welcomed, All in J. Fred Matthews Memorial L~b- second Mondays at the Dante wliich is available to the public in n~'d of food ate wel ome, raty meets at 6 p.m. fourth Community Building. Call 495- the library of each school and in COMMI [N|TV CI~NTFR Thursdays at the Riverside Diner. 7007 for information, esch county public ~/brary. The West Dante Community Next Is Thursday, May 24 The ELO.P.E. HOUSE Copies oftbe Russell County Center meets at 7p.m. ftrstMon~ books to be discussed are The H.O.P,E. House provides.e~ner- ~T~'-dP~"~--~-"~'~ve. da3,s, For more fffformation, eali' Memory Keeper and Crown of 495-7026 or 495-8473. Feathers This selection was gevcJ, ~etter for victims of do-~ been placed in the office and the CI.OTHI~.S CI,OSF, T carried aver from March. t,tona ana 82o6. at I0 am. at the ~ Fire De- VEC OFFICE . The Virsinin Employm~t Ce~a- mission's Norton office hours ate 8:30 e,m.-4:30 p.m. FREE ADULT ED Free adult educat/on classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise eounlies and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their l~c skilh, lustmctors also assist adults with job-related skills in- eluding resume writing end inter- v/ewing: For details, ~dl 1-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433, 3R6-13!2. FREE GEO CLASSES Free GEl) c]usses are offered at the Dxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays fi'om 8:30 aJn.-12 noon. Gleuna McRe3~olda is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-?,433. DANTE LIVES ON Dante Lives On meets at 6 p.m. on fourth Mondays at the old Pittatofi buldling. JAM SESSION Dante Lives On will trust a Jam Session at 6 p.m, first Fridays at the old Pittston building in Dante. Mountain Empire Older Citi- first annual Wise 0unty tips and additional Contributions- zens, Inc sponsor of an annual Idol night! The event will be will also go to the Emergnecyl first weekend in May.Walka- held at Powell Valley High Fuel Fund. Good Neighbor thon to raise funds for its School in Big Stone Gap. It Applebee's donates all the food Emergency Fuel Fund which begins at 7 p.m. and coffee for the event! provides money pay fuel bills Saturday's event, from 7-9 The big event of the weekend for the area's needy elderly, has a.m is the monthly all-you-can- is, of course, the annual Walka- packed the weekend with other eat Pancake and Sausage thou on Sunday afternoon at activities as well as the Breakfast at Applebee's in Powell Valley High School. Walkathon. Norton. Every cent donated Everyone is invited to attend through the Applebee's break- each of these special events-not On Friday, May 4, the Wise fast event on Saturday will be only will you have a wonderful County Sheriff's Office, the contributed to MEOC's Emer- weekend, but you will have the Virginia State Police and local gency Fuel Fund. The suggested satisfaction of having helped an police departments will sponsor price for the breakfast is $5. All extraordinaryly good cause! I Paul. ' Elementary school 2007 Distinguished T~tle I School DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR SPES! St. Paul Elementary School was recently notified that it has been named a 2007 Title I Distinguished School. The recognition was based on SPES's achievements for the past two consecutive years, including: making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) without using the 'safe harbor' provision (part of the No Child Left Behind law); for being fully accredited; for exceeding the annual measurable objectives (AMO) in English .and mathematics; and for having a mean scale score at the 60th percentile in English and mathematics on the Standards of Learning assessments. Pictured with the certificate and banner proclaiming the award are, left to right, Penny Stapleton, Principal Larry Greear, Katie Jessee and Teresa Hamilton. Walkathon Weekend--May 4th, 5th and 6th HI~. ST, PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Second Moeduys, 6 p.m Town pattment. Russell County res/- Hall. dents 60 or older me invil~l. ' RUSSELL COUNTY W&SA- RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY The Russell dreary Water & Se- Hours at the Russell County wage Authority Board of Diree- Public Ldsrsry, Lebanon, are tots, 6 p.m. second Mundays. M/Tu/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 ALZIlEIMER'S SUPPORT- e~m.-5 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Tuesday, 1 p.m Appela- MATTHEWS LIBRARY chian Aseney for Senior Cflizeus Horns at the J. Fred Matthews office, Claypooi Hill. Free. Memorial Ia'brary, St. Paul, are 9 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- a~m.-5 p,m. Mondays/Wedacs- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, days/Fridays/Satmdays, and 11 PresbytefianClimek, Norton. a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays mad CASTLEWOOD LODGE Timrsdays. See ~ for : The Southwestern Virginia sponsors of a second residence, they sponsor, prompted by the April 16th Ira- McDonnell said. "With this pledged to urge their counter- Training Center at Hillsville home of several elderly patti- The plaque which was gedy on the campus of Virginia action by the Governor, and parts across nation to patti- hosted a Volunteer Recognition cipants, presented reads: Tech. additional solutions likely to cipate through their member- Reception at the Center on Their sponsorship has in- "The database used to sern- considered during Virginia s ships in the National Governors tinize the histories of those put- next legislative sessions, Virgi- Association and the National Thursday, April 19. Among volved responding to the re- In Recognition chasing guns should include any nians can feel confident that all Association of Attorneys Gene- several awards that were pre- sidents' Christmas "wish list," and seated were a certificate, pic- and providing decorations, holi-Appreciation determination that someone is of us working in a bipartisan ral, respectively. tured above, and a plaque ham- day "goodies," small gifts of Of Your Dedication to himself or others as to warrantmentallyi o =ero= to The Queen of En -]and wilt ing the Friends of the Library personal items, magazines, toys, Southwestern involuntary treatment. The key Book Club in St. Paul as jewelry and other items at Virginia TrainingCenter Volunteer Group of the Year. : Christmas and several other Peggy Austinand Friends finding,tact r shouldand notbe whetherthe dangerthe address the :General Assembly Present to accept the award for holidays. The group has also Of judicially-mandated treatment is Governor Timothy M. Kaine - Fo --htmdred years alter ' the Book Club was Peggy provided funds for occasional The Library Book Club performed in an inst!,tution or on has announced that Her Majesty colonists first ventured from the Austin, St. Paul. outings which include lunch and 2006-2007 an outpatient basis,' Governor Queen Elizabeth lI has accepted Jamestown settlement to explore The Book Club, which meets a movie for the young women Volunteer Group of the Year Kaine said. "The 2008 General an invitation to address a special what is now Richmond, Virgi- inm nthlYst. Paul,at hasthe aRiVersidemembershipDinerof - ' " N Assembly may determine whe- joint session of Virginia's nia's capital will shine in the T ICE: ther any of the relevant laws General Assembly at the State intem'a, tional spotlight of The 15, and for a number of years has been a sponsor of the need to be changed, but after Capitol in Richmond on May 3. Queen s historic sit, said Training Center residential unit Stop for any school bus loading or carefulreview, Ihaveehosento The Queen and His Royal Governor Kaine. While tl],e provide clarity on how the Highness, Prince Philip, The location and name of Virginia s whore Peggy A in's da, ght unloading children existing law should be enforced Duke of Edinburgh, will visit legislature have changed since and seven other young women . ive, as well as,THE LAWI by law enforcement and mental Virginia May 3 and 4 tO tom- 1619, the democratic ideals .% health a encies." memorate the 400th anniversary which took root in the House of --- ec qcally, G0vemor Kaiffe of 1amestown. Governor Kaine- Burgesses remain the foun n :i: is directing the Virginia State will serve as the Common-,of this Commonwealth and our Police to request copies of or- wealth's official host for the nation." s a The o, goup ders both for involuntary inpa- Royal visit to Virginia. AA-SUnduys and Tu days: Ri ' meaie viotea in Wise, RemU, tan of and atat aa ist Oared, st dent and involuntary outpatient The Virginia General Astern- Other prominent British Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal Diokensm~Lee, S ottendBuch-i Russ~CoumyPublinI.a'lmuy, ol~usaCloth~CIo~fr0m9~ll Wed,ys: s coffi City of SuPPOgTGnOt a' gtay,who care from district courts. The bly traces its origins to the leaders who have addressed the p n Tfinity United Methodist Noaon. Vo Imin- Women smviv s of sexual lm- n dmh iswe an . Governor is imtructing State House of Burgesses at James- Virginia General Assembly in- Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 ing available. Call 1-800-572- dt im, it toatte dClinda l lglglilVTE, rll . Police to revise the form by town in 1619. It is heralded as clude Winston Churchill in .p.m Clintwood United Metho- 2278. Valley Actim. Inc./ Healthin the Lcno- which they request such data the oldest continuous law-mak 1946 and Margaret Thatcher in i dist Chinch. SENIOR CITIZENS ' Fam~y Crisis Services' rapport wison Health District offer fi~ee COPPER CREEK ELEMEN The Canttewund Sunior Cifi- group meeting with vi~ims of confidentialHIVtestingtln'on~ " mg body in the New World. 1995. . TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 " zeesmeetat 10a.m. wednesdays sim/]atsituat/onsMonday~ I0:30 out the yesr. For information, ~ * " p.m schoolcefeteria, at theCantlewoodLiousDen. "'= -- " MEOC lncludes multitude of actiVities in ST, PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Anyone 60 or over is invited, cell 17Jmda Hackle, 276-988- Hesith Dept. 276-346-2011; or Mondays, 7 p.m St. Paul Town The Dante Senior Citizens 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276-889. Sxorz CO. Health Dept .276- V 1 G up f th Ye by SWTC who have been judged to be 'disconnect' between state and FBI. Governor Kaine and At- o unteer ro o e ar mentally ill. The review was federal law," Attorney General torney General McDonnell have