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Vol. LVIII, No. 18 576 EX/C q Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 " 'The time has come,' the wah'us said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, May 5, 2016 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS 50 cents The Clinch River Days Festival takes place June 2, 3 and 4 along the banks of the scenic Clinch River in St. Paul. A detailed schedule and other information may be found at the festival's website: http://www.clinchriver- or by visiting C.R.Pate & Company, 16612 Broad Street in St. Paul or by calling (276) 762-5544. Activities at the A.R. Matthews Park include musical performances by T-Bone and the Scratch River Telegraph Company, Southern Breeze, Acoustifried, H C Underground Band, the King's Messengers, Racehorse Charlie, Bluegrass Circle, Ivy Road and the KOS Band. Also featured in or near the park, on the Little League Field, or at the river, will be guided kayak and canoe tours down the river, Main Event wrestling, the Clinch River Idol talent contest, So You Think You Can Dance contest, a flag raising ceremony, Civil War re-enactments, Confederate ladies tea, "river critters" skit, Donkeyville Stables petting zoo, mussel nursery, skateboard competi- tion, Castlewood Lions Club sight and heating wagon, magic performance by Joseph Young, appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, performances by the Center Stage Cloggers, appearances by the Mayberry Deputy, the Southwestminster Dog Show, train rides for children, car- riage rides, inflatables and games with prizes. Other St. Paul sites will also host events. Activities at the St. Paul Railroad Museum include an art gallery show by the students of Katie Jessee and a performance by the screen the film "America's First Forest" at the Oxbow Center. Tours of the Vencil Learning Center will be available by appointment. A guided bus tour from St. Paul to the Breaks Interstate Park will be available; tickets must be purchashed in advance. A guided caving trip by the National Speleological Society may be registered for in advance. As always, food and craft vendors can be found along Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra. The new the midway. A wine tent will feature locally produced Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery at the Kilgore Building will be open to visitors, as will the Fraley Building which will feature a juried photography show. The Miss Clinch River Days pageant will take place at the St. Paul High School auditorium. A classic car show will be open on 4th Avenue. A fishing tournament for chil- dren, hosted by the St. Paul Police Department, takes place at Oxbow lake. The SW-VA Chapter of SAF will wines and craft beer. Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery to open Saturday Grand Opening for the Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery will be held on Saturday, May 7, 10 am. It is located in the Kilgore Building on Russell Street. Frank Kilgore's Mountain Heritage Museum will have its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 7 at 10 am. It is located on the second floor of his law office at 16542 Russell Street in St. Paul. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and will be staffed by local volun- teers. The Clinch Valley Times was privileged to have a sneak preview of the museum and a visit with Frank who took time from his busy law practice to talk with us about the museum. The museum contains artifacts that depict our area's heritage such as tools used in the early days of farming, railroads and mines. Also in the museum is a medical bag and instruments used by Dr. Bob Meade who was an area physician in the early 1900's. In another area of the museum there is a loom which was used in making cloth and tapestries and a hammer dulcimer for making music. There are pictures from the very early days of St. Paul and also some of John L. Lewis and a group of union mine members in Washington with John L. Lewis in the forefront. There is a China pitcher and drinking cup that John L. Lewis used in his office. Frank said his interest in area history began as a boy when he would do chores for his grandfather also named Frank Kilgore who told him stories of the area. Kilgore's interest in the area continued through high school and col- lege at Clinch Valley College where he majored in Appalachian Studies and graduated in 1977. Frank read and studied law under several local attorneys. While Kilgore's vocation is that of a lawyer, his avocation is area history. Kilgore has spent the last 20 years gathering the items which are housed in the museum. Visit the museum and take a trip back in history and also see some of the very good photographs Frank has taken of the area. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. ST. PAUL IDA 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 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, I st [ll[ll[I]!gI![l!lll[lllll Thursdays, 7:30; Tuesday; Closed Citizens recognizes School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm persons in Russell, third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. Dickenson, Buchanan R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed.and Tazewell counties GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. who are 100 years old County Mental Health D I C K E N S O N- or older. Call Dana Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e Collins, 1-800-656- recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log 2272, to advise AASC stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly of any upcoming 100th ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and birthday. Call 276-679-0810. Saturday 10 to 4 andS U P P O R T ACOA MEETING- Sundays 1 to 3. GROUP-Women sur- Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- vivors of sexual assault Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Social are invited to attend Mondays, 7 pm, FirstSecurity Office is open Clinch Valley Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from C o m m u n i c a t i o n Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- Action, Inc./Family 001G 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- Crisis Services' sup- 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. port group meeting LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y with victims of similar The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends ofsituations Mondays, League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 10:30 am-12 noon. For 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. information call Rande Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library Hackler, 276-988-5583 League Field. All inter- on first Thursdays at 4 or Ranetta Davis, 276- ested persons are invit- pm. 889-8206. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- FREE ADULT ED- H.O.P.E. HOUSE- VFW Post 9864, Free adult education H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcomes classes are available in vides emergency shel- new members. If you Lee, Scott and Wise ter for victims of served overseas during counties and the City of domestic violence in any war, write VFWNorton. Daytime and Wise, Russell, Post 9864, P.O. Box evening classes for Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA adults who want to and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, improve their basic and the City of Norton. address and phone skills. Instructors also Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- assist adults with job- training available. Call comed, related skills including 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- resume, writing and SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise interviewing.For ZENS-The Castle-County Healthdetails, call 1-800-422- wood Senior CitizensDepartment, Wise, is 3433 or276-386-2433. meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm TRANSPORTA- Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. TION- The Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Appalachian Agency Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- for Senior Citizens pro- invited, ning, pediatrics, school vides disability trans- The Dante Senior and adult physicals, portation services in Citizens meet each WIC, Paps and immu- Buchanan, Dickenson, Monday and Tuesday at n i z a t i o n s . Russell and Tazewell 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- counties to individuals Department. Russell essary for all but immu- with disabilities, County residents 60 or nizations. For an regardless of age. Call older are invited, appointment, call 762- 1-888-656-2272. RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. G E N E A L O G Y LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E SGROUP-The Russell Russell County Public AVAILABLE-The County Genealogy Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Group meets 5:30 pm Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Center is available for first Thursdays, Russell Wed & Fri 10am- reunions, birthdays and County Public Library, 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. showers. Lebanon. Closed Sun &Men. All proceeds reha- Group purpose is M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma,to learn, to share and LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community to perpetuate family J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- history." William T. Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Fuller, 276-623-3410 Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian See CALENDAR, Page 8 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 by Jerry Couch This week we're still taking a recess from our Temple Hill School history series. Before the bell rings and our recess ends, I want to tell you about Monday's visit to Eastside High School at Coeburn where I observed the class- es of Katie Jessee, the school's art instructor. For those of you who haven't heard, the artwork of Katie's students will be displayed at the St. Paul Railroad Museum during the Clinch River Days Festival. I hope each per- son who reads this column will come out to support these gifted young people and see some remarkable expressions of creativity and imagination. We are featuring examples of the students' artwork in this week's edition and more will be forthcoming next week for your enjoyment. Katie's art classroom is a hub of activity. Examples of student proj- ects abound - some com- plete, others ongoing, still others in various stages Of completion. Many types of media are featured, includ- ing watercolor, acrylic, clay modeling, and some unusual crafts. Unfortunately, the stu- dents' current craft project must remain "secret" for now because it is intended for a very for a very special purpose. I'll tell you more about it later this month. For clay modeling, fir- ing, and glazing, Eastside has its own kiln which is See Eastside art, Page 3