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Area obituaries Ruth Jean Ruth Jean Dingus Saiyers, 81, Honaker, passed away Tuesday, April 28 in Russell County Medical Center. Born March 12, 1928 in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late Emory Lee Dingus and the late Sallie Mitchell Dingus. She was the wife [of the late Vernon E. Salyers. Mrs. Salyers was of the Holiness faith. In addition to her parents and husband she was prececed in death by her daughters, Linda Mullins, Paula Elizabeth Crabtree and Robin Compon. Survivors include sons, Ralph Salyers, Sr. and wife Edith, Castlewood and Jimmy Salyers, Honaker; daughter, Theresa Brown West, Castle- wood; 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; sisters, I Myers D. Myers D. Fox, Sr., 86, St. Paul, ded Thursday, April 30 at Holstor Valley Medical Center, Kingspert, Tennessee. Born in Dante, he was the son oflhe late Van E. and Cora PhillipstFox. He was preceded in death I one sister, Anneva Fox Abbitt: one brother-in-law, Earnie bbitt; one sister-in-law, Betty X hite; and one brother-in- law, Bil y Mac Mullins. He was a veter n of the United States Army s*ving in World War II and wa the recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired fi'om ClinchfiId Coal Company with over 321 years of service. He served ei Town Cc the St. loved hi town of hard to drawing beautifyi Survi ed wife c K. Town ght years on the St. Paul uncil and eight years on Paul IDA Board. He community and the St. Paul. He worked improve the town by in new business and g the town. ors include his belov- f sixty-two years, Lela ;s Fox; one daughter, Dingu s Salyers Fannie Brown, Purcellville and Eufola Robinson, Bristol; bro- thers, Luther Dingus, Abingdon and Roger Dingus, Knoxville, Maryland; also several nieces and nephews; special friends Becky Kelly, Tracy Coxton and Nancy Bulen. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Combs Funeral Service chapel with Brother Fred Dingus officiating. Burial followed in Salyers Family Cemetery. Pall- bearers were Jimmy Salyers, Ralph Salyers, Jr., Arthur Salyers, Richard Crabtree, Jerry Glovier and Scotty Coxton. Honorary pallbearer was Sani- antha Glovier. Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Virginia 24266, phone (276) 889-4444 was in charge of arrangements. Fox, Sr. son, Myers D. Fox, Jr. and wife, Sheila, St. Paul; three beloved grandchildren, Brandon Blevins, Lebanon, Chris Blevins, Lebanon and Casey M. Fox and wife, Samantha, Wise; one great grandchild, Joshua L. Fox; two sisters, Elizabeth Fox Steffey, Little Rock, Arkansas and Betty Jo Brownie, Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 4 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood with Rev. David A. Wolfe officiating. Interment followed in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood. Pallbearers were Brandon Blevins, Chris Blevins, Casey M. Fox, Carroll Blevins, Blake Whitenack and Jim Short. Honorary pallbearers were Dave Austin, James Wagner, Richard Ervin and David Gibson. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.co m. Linda SI Fox Blevins and Castlewood Funeral Home husband, Carroll, Lebanon; one was in charge of arrangements. Cas!lewood High announces SOL schedule & procedures Castlevood High School will observe the following proce- dures regarding attendance dur- ing SOL test week, May 18-22. Students involved in SOL testing are required to be in school. Students who do not have anl SOL test during a testing period do not have to attend school, but may choose to do so. Students who attend Rus- sell County Career & Techno- logy Center will be excused if they do not have to take a test on a given day. However, the bus will run both morning (8:30) and afternoon (12:30) each day and Russell County Career & Technology Center students who are present will be required to attend their classes at the vocational school. Students will not be per- mitted to check out during a testing period. If he/she does not have an afternoon SOL test, he/she may check out at 11:30 a.m. (after the time period is over, regardless of the time the test is finished). Parents wishing to pick up their children after the morning test period may do so at 11:30 a.m. Students wishing to check out must have a note signed by their parent with them or a pa- rent must all the school granting permission for their child to leave. Students will not be a allowed to call home to make arrangements for checkout. Regular rules governing attendance will go into effect on Tuesday, May 26. AT that time, all students are to resume their regular schedules. Daily schedule 8:30-8:45 All students report to first period class 8:>45-11:30 Morning SOL Test 11:30-12:15 Lunch 12:15-12:30 All students re- port to 5th period class 12:30-3:07 Afternoon SOL test ***Students will not be al- lowed to take any personal items (handbags, book bags, notebooks, electronic devices, etc.) into the testing session. These items should be left in their lockers. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided in the testing room. A detailed Testing Schedule will be sent home with each student. Highlands Festival announces addition of beauty pageant Saturda' nia Bali The appropr Ma, Th, Virginia Highlands Fes- to 18 years. The pageants are tival Yottth Committe will host open to contestants from South- the First Annual Miss Virginia west Virginia and the Greater Highlanq Beauty Pageant on Tri-Cities Area. , June 27, at the Virgi- For more information or en- Room inAbingdon, try forms, visit www.vahigh pageant will have age landsfest/val.org or call the Vir- iate divisions for girls 0 ginia Highlands Festival Office at 276-623-5266. / GED test dates in Wise Co. The Regional Adult Educa- Saturday, May 16 at the Edu- tion Program will offer the Of- cation Center, Building C, ficial Practice GED Test on Fri- Wise. Testing will begin at 8 day, May 22, at 9 a.m. at the a.m. Registration must be done Wise Adult Learning Center. This is a free test. Call 1-800- at least two days prior to the 422-3433 to sign up for the exam. Call Karen Whitt at Fry practice test. Hall, 276,328-8612, for more The GED Exam will be given information or to register. Classif:ied advertising workS...call 762-7671 Church and related activities calendar ANCHOR OF HOPE, West Dante, holds Bible Study Fridays and worship Fridays at 7 p.m., and Worship Sundays at 6 p.m. Dennis Scarberry is pastor. All are welcome. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-Wor- ship Thursdays 7 p.m., Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road). 276-46% 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship, I I a.m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group.; from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684, drive 1 I/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. BEAR WALLOW FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 1 i m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer servuce, 7 pro. Pastors are J. T. Hartsoek and Joe Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services-10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Pastor, Richard Minton, 'Youth Minis- ter, Everette Minton. BOND TOWN CHURCH-COObum. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 ttm. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School l0 elm., morning worship 11 a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Rev. Lester Ferguson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION-Services Saturday, 7 p.m., Thursday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION SING- ING-A singing will b at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. All singers welcome. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Gravel Lick. Sunday School 10 ttm., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, 7 p.m. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- CY-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship service 11 Lm., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Pastors Bro. Harold Mullins, Bro. Larry Powers. For information, call 762- 0909.. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.', Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAFrIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D. J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sun-day services 11 a.m, 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 14 &m. and 6 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante. Sunday School, 10 Am., Sunday wor- ship 11 elm. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastor is Nathaniel Maggard. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St Paul. Sunday School, 9:45, Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT, CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Rev. Leslie Dean, pastor. FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hauson- viile, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCit- Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon. Sunday School 10 a.m,, wor- ship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor, Don Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewood; Sunday School 10 &m., Sun- day worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day Bible Study, 7 p.m. HIGHININT COMMUNITY CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusa- lem, Castlewood Sunday School 10 a.m., worship ! a.m. and 6 p.m.; CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, May 7, 2009 Page 3 Thursday worship-7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL. CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 762-0569 MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School l0 a.m., Sunday worship II a.m., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor. Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNITY APOSTO- LIC- Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more information, call 276-495-861 i. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, l0 a.m., Sunday wor- ship 11 am., 6 p.m,; Wed. Bible study, 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-2nd & 4th Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 1 !. Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible- Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante. Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sun- day School 10 a,m.; Sunday worship, 1 l a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ed Slemp, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTiST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School l0 a.m,, Sunday Worship 11 a.m, 6 p.m,; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am.,; Sunday worship I1 a.m,; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, 11 Am.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John lOser. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St Paul. Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Bible Study Wednesday, I0 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Sunday School 10 a.m,, Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/ Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Ran- gers.) For information, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCIt-Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 Am. & 6 p.m.; Wednewday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Whetstone. Rev. Cecil Jessee, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-SUnday School l0 Am., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Mike Herbert. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship II a.m, 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St. Paul. Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Vir- ginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays andSundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 for more, dnformation. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday services 10 &m., 11 am., and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. BREAD OF LIFE LIBRARY The Bread of Life Library, a non- denominational Christian Library, is 1.2 miles up the Honey Branch Road. Call 762-9645. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them following the Wednesday 10 am. service. Anew dance at the service is mandatory to receive clothes and food. The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-1275 or 794-7477. AGLOW FELLOWSHIP The Wongn's Aglow Fellowship chap- ter ia Lebanon meets third Mondays at 7 p.m. at Lebanon Community Fellow- ship. For information, call Debbie Woods, 889-1807. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church. All in need of food are welcome. Wise County Chamber seeks nominations for Alumni Award The Wise County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Deve- lopment Committee is accepting nominations for the 15th annual Outstanding Alumni Award. Nominees must be graduates of the Forward Wfse County Lead- ership Development Program and may be recognized for out- standing personal achievement, community service, or profes- sional achievement. To nominate someone, write a brief letter stating why you think he/she should be recog- nized. Nominations should be mailed to the Wise County Cha- ber of Commerce, P.O. Box 226, Norton, VA 24273. Nomi- nations may also be e-mailed to wiseeountycoc@verizon.net, or faxed to 276-679-2655. The deadline for making nominations is May 18!. The award will be presented on May 28 at the commencement exer- cise for the 2998 class of For- ward Wise County. Last year's recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award was Roger Ramey, a graduate of Forward Wise County 2005. Ramey was honored for his community service to many lo- cal organizations. For more information, call the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, 276-679-0961. LAND AUCTION zy. May 16 3 pm This property has amazing views, abundant wildlife & much more! Build your  cabin on the East River Mountain[ Access to nearby hlklng trails, ATV trails &skiing, Temple Hill Memorial Park Memorial Drive - cas tlewood, VA SPACES ONLY $99 *when you purchase your burial vault and professional services Limited to (2)per household A savings of $1251.00 per space. Child protection for children under 21. Un-employment protection. Pastors, Deacons & Church Leaders, Honaker Chapel Church has been blessed with a vision. Our vision is to see God's children come together as one to pray for our nation and the nation of Israel. We want to invite your church to be a part of this vision. We are having an informational meeting on May 9, at 11:00 a.m. for church leaders to get together for additional input. Our Church is located on Hwy 58E, Castlewood approximately 2 miles past Southwest Farm Supply. If you have any questions, please call our Pastor. Scotty Perkins at 276-991.1201 or Jerry Holbrook at 276-762-5343. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY'S REQUEST TO DECREASE ITS FUEL FACTOR CASE NO. PUE'2009-00016 On March 31,2009, Virginia Electric and Power Company ("Dominion Virginia Power" or "Company") filed with the State Corporation Commission ("Commission") its application, written testimony, and exhibits requesting to decrease its fuel factor from 3.893 cents per kilowatt-hour to 3.529 cents r kilowatt-hour, effective for usage on and after July 1, 2009. According to the Company's application, the proposed fuel factor will decrease the Company's fuel expense recovery by approximately $236.4 million below the 2008-2009 fuel recovery level. The proposed fuel factor, Fuel Charge RiderA, includes both a current period and a prior period factor. Fuel Charge Rider A's current pedod factor of 2.789 cents per kilowatt-hour is designed to recover the Company's estimated Virginia jurisdictional fuel expenses of approximately $1.8 billion for he period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. Fuel Charge Rider A's prior period factor has two components. Based on the Company's proposal, the first component of (.038) cent per kilowatt-hour is designed to refund the projected June 30, 2009 deferral balance credit of approximately $24.6 million over the same twelve-month period. The second component of .778 cent per kilowatt-hour is designed to recover approximately $505.3 million, which represents that part of the June 30, 2009 fuel deferral balance ("Deferral Portion") that is eligible for recovery during the twelve-month penod July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. The Company represents that this amount ccnforms to the limitation found in 56-249.6 C of the Code of Virginia ("Code"), which requires that the fuel factor rate associated with the recovery of the Deferral Portion shall not increase total residential customer rates by more than 4% over the level of such total rates in existence on June 30, 2009. Pursuant to 56-249.6 of the Code, the Commission has scheduled a public hearing to commence at 10:0Oa.m. on July 16, 2009, in the Commission's Second F oor Courtroom, Tyler Building 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, for the purpose of receiving comments from members of the public and evidence related to the establishment of Dominion Virginia Powers fuel factor. The Company's application, prefiled testimony, and exhibits are available for public inspection dunng regular business hours at all of the Company's offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Interested persons may also review a copy of the application in the Commission's Document Control Center, located on the First Floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mnday through Friday, excluding holidays. A copy of the Company's application may also be obtained by wdtten request to counsel for Dominion Virginia Power, Pamela J. Walker, Esquire, or William H. Baxter, II, Esquire, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.,120 Tredegar S'eet, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Dominion Virginia Power shall make a copy available on an electronic basis upon request. In addition, unofficial copies of the Company's application, Commission Orders entered in this docket, the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedu,e, as well as other information concerning the Commission and the statutes it administers, may be viewed on the Commission's website: tto://www.scc.virqinia.qov/case. Any person desiring to make a statement at the public hearing concerning the application need only appear in the Commission's Second Floor Courtroom at 9:45 a.m. m the day of the hearing and identify himself or herself to the Bailiff. Any person desiring to file written comments on the Company's application shall file, on or before July 9, 2009, such comments with the Clerk of the Commission at the address set forth below. Any person desiring to file comments electronically may do so, on or before July 9, 2009, by following the instructions found at the Commission's website: htto://www.scc,virginia.gov/case. On or before June 25, 2009 any interested person may participate as a respondent in this proceeding by filing an odginal and fifteen (15) copies of a notice of partiopation with the Clerk of the Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218,2118, and shall simultaneously serve a copy of the notice of participation on counsel to the Company. Interested persons should obtain a copy of the Commission's Order for further details on participation as a respondent. On or before June 25, 2009. each respondent may file with the Clerk at the address set forth above, an original and fifteen (15) copies of any testimony and exhibits by which it expects to establish its case and shall serve copies of the testimony and exhibits on counsel to Dominion Virginia Power and on all other respondents. All filings with the Clerk of the Commission shall refe r to Case No. PUE-2009-00016 and shall simultaneously be served on counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. I