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1 1 -. "~.|IL-~ ~ "--- "~[i[GI N IA "-~ " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things... ........ Vol. LI, No. 21 Thursday, May 21, 2009 Saint Paul, Virginia .............. :" 50c . + _ .................... " '; /il IIii :tuests re, ff lIl IIIml ar:,tmstowr L: I' " ' 1 :: ha,,," r ,'cel ,e(l r money pit: Five residents addressed the from his fn'm to provide Counci-T on the matter tot 5:45 p.U, m. till m St Paul Town Council on Men- a COSt estimate for construction Monda , June 15 ; m , " . Y ' " Jr--+ I day, urging .members to cstab of mad After a presentation by Town ;li i + lish a skatenoara part mr the St. Paul resident Charles Treasurer Debbie Baca, Council I I 1 I _lit Ill town's youngsters, who have no Willis proposed to Council that voted to change its iusurance ! r.... _.i II[ place where they're presently it begin the process of annexing coverage for all items from the I I able to use their skateboards property at the end of Highland Virgin Association of Coun- [] | : I The Council, meeting at the Drive and Third Avenue He ties (VACO) to the Virginia [ 1 ll lli mE Estonoa Learning Center, heard said that new trailer and RV Municipal League (VI L). 1 1 .1 Angela Neece, Kathy Pratt, spaces are being constructed in VML's quote was for $5,403 [ I Jennifer Bailey, Scott Jordan the area, and the town could less than the VACO (mote for -- I I / and Paula Hartman plead the gain a significant tax base exactly the same coverage. 1 1 case for a place for skateboard- Council took no action, but After discussion, Council vo- I ] -- '< ers to practice their chosen asked Willis to present his pro- ted to accent a Memorandum of I I I .... sport. Later in meeting, Se- posal in writing as a formal Understanding with Wi.s., Coun, : .............. _ .... :- : : ..... . - ;-.-.- .... -- . - .. . verdi ot me sKateooaraers were request. W concerning the counW s assis- : ! " t ..... FIRST GRADERS WRITE A BOOK.... Students m oenl)le uicKenson s hi's_ also present for the meeting. A Tamara Grcer, representing tance in the collection of de]in- grade at St. Paul Elementary School have written a book, which will be presented discussion ale, out the proposal Thrower, Blanton and. Asso- quent taxes owed the town. The to their parents and the rest of the school during a reception next week. Students followen, ann most a ecd that c'm.tcs, reviewed the auoit report service will be provided at no me reason me sKateooaraerswmcn ner nnn has prepareo mr cost to the to and wdl l who took part in the project (not necessarily pictured in this order) are Colby aren't allowed to work any Town Other than several .... t( +wn, " appy y" ul~ . tO all DaCK ~axes except mr Ryan Barnette, Brooke McKenna Fox, Rylee Faith H eks, Hunter Blake Johnson, where is because of the liability minor nrohlems with the town's +h ...... +h .... , ,, ....... ' Katie Rayne Kilgore, Emma Sharon Grace Kiser, Sydney Paula Laney, Devon of property owners -" intema monitoring system, ................ v ..... Wayne Lawson, Troy Elliot Mullins, Linda Aiexandra Rose, Dylan Hunter _ Later in .the meeting, the mostly due to perso-nn.el chan- Returning to open meeting Slemp, lzella Nicole Sorenson, Halley Grace Turner and Edward Charles Ward. dOv Cl e le cSUr.ggemon tOdf reportwas posture, following a closed meeting Pictured at left is Peggy Porter, aide, and at the right, class teacher Debbie a ? n Y ee oapP v e ,,L ouncu myl a l/r q2 UaecS e Oo called .to discuss pe. rsonne!, "c-enson. y y ~, ~flaw to ~ it Iz, tt~,[u,~ i L.:ounCll vogeo. [o fllre JOSh U! K .+. ,, ,-, ,- ,-,., fa Charlie Engle, Neece, town property in Virginia City Home as a part-timepoli an. _ 1 ............ I " ? I I 41- N,/! Jenniter aria ureg uailey ano for steel storage The matter will Members also agreed to con .l OUC[l( r IIIIULtlI ;30'-t/ z-du IUt xvx Brian Neece to look into the1 " ' " . . - . be d'scussed at the next meet- tinue Monday s meeting until 6 .......1] .q Renro.~entativ~e .................. Rick (Prnoram_-" - ....... far All- ...... incin ive Care senior citizens, and I am p|easea possibilities for such a park. ing. . p.m. Wednesday.. Ma. y 27. A Boucher has announced that, as for the Elderly)program housedthe Rural. +l vlopment Council asked Mayor FletcherCouncil voted to renew Jet- budget workshop will also be A ency Will asSlSI ivl~u% ut to serve on me committee too a result of the Recovery Act in the Center enables MEOC to g ..... in .. . " , , broadband s contract with the held May27, but at 5 p.m. gh" p ' "gp" ary , . " . "g "" ,- i , arty Agency has awarded a grant of occupational therapy and social "K ,4r4 ,-, coun.cfl that .the Town has wsed that several of St. Paul s Kelly, Raymond Trent and $47,259 to Mountain Empire services. IV115 K..,JLJt . rccjveo..a vwgmla u.epamn nt ordinances concerning weeds, Grant Marshall; Mayor Kyle r la=, r,;+: .... ... n r,v I. ........ ot ealm grant ano loan mr sanitation and abandoned vehi Fletcner; Town Treasurer Den ue MISS ~no, ounlor ~vx~ nish and equip its new PACE medical clinic, rehabilitation eli- ., ................... water rehabilitation. The funds, des need to be upgraded. Coun- big Baca; and a number of Center, which provides a full nic, personal care facilities, acti- l?be h%l; n $403,000, are divided 50/50 oil scheduled a public hearing spectators. ter r's ., v,., ,, j, , netween t anu loan Jne range of services for seniors in vity and dining areas, a ca e o, ,., ,. ;, th,. .gran ;. , Lee, Scott and Wise Counties kitchen and staff offices. -/S%'h'ool a"udi"tori m T ....... interest tree man is payame in .. and the City of Norton. MEOC's PACE Center is the .. .... 30 years (at a rate of around ./IIIIU[ t.21i l ;I,y O; LL "The federal funding just first of its kind in a rural area in tne event, is sponsoreo o3, me $6,700 per year). The funding is , , announced will enable Moun- the United States Previously SChOOl chapter mPflmre t us.l- part of the federal stimulus l' lain Empire Older Citizens to Congressman Boucher has an- is Cwin. money received by the. H cal ..,XllJt . Jtl .I.,/OLJD''Dg; Vg;;IO, I purchase furnishings and equip- nounced $4 million in federal .... ' r Lmpartmenr, wnlcn recewen z I/ ...... Cnlloren nee years ot age o tnent for its PACE Center,funding for construction of the ........ a,,,;,+,a ,,,, o ..... applications for me ds.,^but child geatg to he. crlvo.n await which nrovides all intdn~iv~ pACV+ C~=nt~r j,~,~u~.. ,~,~..,~, z,v~, ,,..v.v,.o- Was able 10 grant only 1~ ot ........... ..v ....,. j,,,s..vv-- ..4, v v ~ "" "" " ..... " ....................... ,, slons will be av'allable "" " .... them A special Child Safety Seat The event will be held at the health care and social services One of my huhest priorities a,) e..orn .h,, "wnt' " ....... - '; to senior c ,;zens i :oar reg,,on," is ensudil tL--'at '+gerlioCcitizens ...... Y :;'* Council v'0 d o?,,aava,ise cne :,rail ,De conuuet on Tri-County Tire Service [~arking netp to support me rt t+et s Saturd Boucher said. in the Ninth District have access .... : ..... ; ......,o for a Request for Proposal for ay, May 30, from 1-4 lot Wi th e t ssible h lth care .... the re l nt and ' g p.m. as part orthe Clinch River This s cial service is .._th _.e benefit of the fede- to th bes po ea ............ ;.. p . upgradin ..... pe ral funds, MEOC will purchase service. Mountain Empire Older "'":'a]'of some of me town's wateroays rest wal.,. , sponsored by the St. Paul Police nt as ana competition on me region , furniture and equipment for the Citizens. provides excelle. . . - .. lines righ.t away. .. . everal. cnita sarety seats will Department._ . _ and co-snonsored__ . new PACE Center. The PACE Slstance to Southwest Virginia's s.tate..a d nau0nal !ev-els-" ........ Following by Utlh- be a, vaflable for parents who by Wise County Safe KIds, ties Superintendent Earl Carter, aren t ame to proviae their own. directed by Nora Murphy. .... and a written recommendation __. " ..... . ( by Councilwoman Sharon C C Calend, r of ever ts... "4957026or495-8473" Steele, who was unable to attend hn h River Days 5.5K Trail AA-sundays and Tuesdays: Big Anyoue 60 or over is invited+ simiinraitaationsMondays 10:30 ....~.~.~.~,...,,~,.,7 the meeting, Council voted to f' l_ 11_ /XXr Stone Gap, ,8 p.m, Episcopal ...The. D ante.Seni~ Citizens a.m.-12 moon. For infonnatii~, '~he'a'~/o~m~nl~lission up purchase a new sophisticated t.,nanen e Kun/WalK lVla Jo Chinch; Weanesonys: Wise , meet eacn tvlonuny ano .uesoay call Rande Hackler 276-988- - t ackae for between g Y lgm., Trinity United M~list at l0 a.m at thc Dante Fins D~ 5583, orRunettaDa~s, 276-889- (~p~StBoa~tiot~Ch~os~t~la~l ~0/~redd $ g000 Once an The Clinch River Days groups, with troplues going to L'-'hmch" Fridays" Clintwood, 7'30 partment l