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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, May 8, 2014 This photo is the work of Manfred Jessee, a member of the Clinch River Photography Club. It is entitled "Impending Storm." -- Lumber----- From Page 1 an occasional kind word as well. The court had ruled that the judgment lien of J. S. & A. P. Gillespie (the hay vendor) of Tazewell was "first and paramount." The Gillespie firm recov- ered $162.92 from the pro- ceeds of the sale. This was the full amount owed to them, plus interest. After court costs and fees were deducted from the remain- ing sale money, Stetson Cutler & Co. collected a paltry $133.17 of the $25,000 they claimed was owed to them. Other debtors, including William Fields and the firms of Fields & Dickenson; Bell, Barker & Jennings; and J. L. Dingus & Co. collected nothing. They were left holding an empty bag. And that was that. Not a trace of Clinch River Lumber Company's mill, stables, sheds, company houses, or commissary remain today. Everything disappeared years ago. However, there IS a footnote to this story. My family kept everything. That's why I have boards which were sawed at this mill. They were salvaged from buildings tom down at-Couch Hill in the 1970's to make way for the St. MARKET CORNER NEWS Moped Riders: Title and Register Your Moped Today RICHMOND The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding moped owners and operators that the deadline to title and regis- ter your moped is quickly approaching. A law that went into .effect last summer requires ;mopeds operated on Virginia roadways to be titled and registered by 'July 1, 2014. A title is $10. The annual registration fee 'is $20.25. Virginia law also irequires every moped driv- .er to carry a government- issued photo ID (does not ihave to be a driver's ilicense) and every driver land passenger must wear a helmet while riding a imoped. Drivers must also wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles unless the moped has a wind- shield. "More than 1,800 folks :-have already titled and reg- istered their mopeds," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "We are excited those cus- tomers got a jump start on the process. Now, we want to make sure that the rest of the moped community is ' aware of this requirement and the deadline." At the request of General Assembly, DMV established an ongoing work group in 2012 to study a number of non- conventional vehicles including mopeds. That study showed the lack of any identifying informa- tion on a moped made them nearly impossible to recover after theft and complicated identification of the vehicle and operator in the event of a crash. "Requiring titling and registration of mopeds will allow taw enforcement to better track imopeds that are stolen or used in the commission of crimes and more effectively deal with moped crashes," said Holcomb. "Titling and reg- istration could also assist' consumers in re-selling a moped." In 2013, there were more than 600 moped crashes in Virginia, 12 of which were fatal. Nearly 20 percent of those crashes were alcohol-related and 10 percent were speed- related. The top driver action contributing to a crash Was failing to main- tain control of the moped. DMV will issue one license plate per moped to be placed on the rear of the vehicle. Customers can personalize their moped plate for $10 in addition to the registration fee. For more information, visit dmvNOW.com/mopeds. Paul Redevelopment Project. Because it has become so seasoned with age, nails cannot be driven directly into it. A pilot hole must be drilled first. Why do I keep it? Simple: It's history. *****DON'T FOR- GET the HOMECOMING EVENT at the old Russell County Courthouse start- ing at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 10. Bring a covered dish, drinks for your family and be prepared to have a wonderful time! Looking forward to seeing all my friends there. Russell County Public Library programs Lebanon Library has the following upcoming programs: May 10th: Movie & Popcorn, 11:00 am May 13th: Lego Club, 3:30-5:00 pm May 14th: Book Club, The Shadow of the Wind, 1:00 pm May 16th: Fun4Kids, (Compasses & Magnets), 5:00 pm May 20th: Library Board Meets, 5:00 pm May 26th: LIBRARIES CLOSED Story Time Wednesdays 10:30 am Lebanon Library Honaker Library has the following upcoming programs: May 9th: Ruffle Yam Scarf, 4:00 pm May 16th: Arm Knitting; 4:00 pm May 19th: Lego Club, 4:00 pm May 23rd: Drawstring Bag, 4:00 pm May 27th: Family Game Night, 4:00 pm May 30th: Felted Wool Dryer Balls, 4:00 pm T,y T{re Service, c. ,, ,,, ,, Calendar From Page 1 or fullerjr1942@ yahoo.com. JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS- Dickenson County-Oscar Silcox helps fde veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835-8847 night. Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call CrED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PRO- GRAMS-In Control, a free dia- betes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 pm 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday 8 am - 1 pm The Farmers Market is open. Don't miss this opportunity to check out a great selection of produce, baked goods, breads and crafts. Entertainment: Bailey Hardware display, tips and demos 10:00 am Center Stage Cloggers 11 am; Lessons 11:45 How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms by B. Worrell Rock Art for Kids The Farmers Market Cookbooks are available for purchase at the market as well as at Big M, St. Paul Builders, Bailey Hardware, Kilgore Law Office, the Town Hall, CR Pate and Company and Sweet Peas. We are certified to accept debit cards, EBT and senior citizen coupons. The first ten dollars of EBT purchases will be doubled. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market.