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~,:,~i': ~ " , ~ ?'% '~i~:!~:!!i~" ..~ :~!, i;ili~:~ Vol. LVIII, No. 22 576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 " 'The time has come," the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, June 2, 2016 Saint Paul, Virginia }!.!2Tg i n i a PRESS 50 cents e The Eighteenth Annual Clinch River Days Festival in St. Paul, June 2 through June 4, will be filled with activities for the entire family. The Clinch River Days Festival was named a "Top 10 Spring Festival" in Virginia! The Festival will begin with a reception at the St. Paul Railroad Museum, Russell Street, on Thursday, June 2 at 6 pm. "The Arts", works by stu- dents of Katie Jessee will be featured in our gallery along with a book signing with Joe Tennis. The Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra will perform on the lawn. The winners of the photography contest will be announced. Refreshments and locally produced Wines/craft beer will be served. The juried photography show will be on display at the Fraley Building from 6 to 9 pm. Our newest museum, The Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery, at the Kilgore Building, will be open from 6 to 9 pm and features local/regional arti- facts, history and photogra- phy. Everyone is invited. Clinch River Adventures will be selling ducks for $2 must register in advance by calling 276-762-2303. The Miss Clinch River Days beauty pageant will be held at the St. Paul High School Auditorium from 6:30 to 9 pm. Registration and prac- tice will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at the same venue. Pageant forms may be obtained at C,R. for a chance to win $100 on Pate & Company, St. Paul Saturday. The Festival itself gets underway on Friday, June 3, with our newest event, a guided bus tour from St. Paul to the Breaks Interstate Park and back with stops along the way. The tour leaves from the Oxbow Center at 9 am and returns to the Oxbow Center at 5 pm, Lunch and complimentary refresh- ments will be provided. The cost for his fabulous trip is $35 per person. You Town Hall or by calling All Phillips at 276-608-6166. Clinch River Adventures will be selling ducks for $2 for a chance to win $100 on Saturday at the red caboose in the park. The entertain- ment and other events will begin at 5 pm at the A.R. Matthews Memorial Park. There will be a guided cav- ing trip at 5pm by the National Speleological Society ($10 per person). Plehse register in advance by calling 276-762-2303. Mike. Moore is demonstrating wood crafting for the SPES students who were on a history tour of town last Thursday. Main Event Wrestling will begin at 6 pm at the Little League Field. The popular "Clinch River Idol" talent contest will be held from 5- 6 pm with cash prizes awarded. Please register by the park stage at 4:30~ Our featured entertainment includes the soulful T-Bone & The Scratch River Telegraph Company from 6-7 pm, the popular dance music of Southern Breeze from 7 to 9 pm and the southern rock band, Acoustifried, from 9-11 pm. The Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery will be open from 5 to 8 pm. The Railroad Museum will continue the gallery show featuring "The Arts" works by stu- dents of Katie Jessee from 6-8 pm. The Juried Photography show will be on display at the Fraley Bldg from 6-8 pm. Regional craft and food vendors will be in place on Friday and Saturday. Our wine tent will feature local vineyards and local craft beer. There will be kids train rides in the park from 5-9 pm. Saturday's events begin with the Clinch River Farmers Market in Market Square from 8-1 pm. The Clinch River Festival Classic Car Show will be held on 4th Avenue from 10-3pm. The St. Paul Assembly of God will pro- vide delicious food and treats. The Railroad Museum on Russell Street will continue the gallery show featuring "The Arts", works by students of Katie Jessee from 1-3pm. The Fraley Building on Russell Street will host the annual juried photography show 'S from 10-3 pm. Cash prizes, plaques and ribbons will be awarded. The Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery will be open from 10-4 pm and features local/regional artifacts, his- tory and photographs. Have your antiques, local photos, postcards, old let- ters, mining, farming, log- ging, and Indian artifacts appraised for free. Date: Saturday, June 4, Time: 10 AM -4 PM, Place: Mountain Heritage Museum in the Kilgore Law Office across from the Town Hall. 276-762-7500. A kids fishing tournament will be sponsored by the St. Paul Police Department at the Oxbow Lake beginning with registration at 9 am with trophies and prizes presented at 11:30 am. Bring your own fishing pole. Bait will be provided. Heart of Appalachia Welcome Center in Market Square will have an open house from 10 to 3 pm. The flag raising and opening ceremony conducted by the 1st Virginia Cavalry and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #180 will be held at the Park midway at 10 am. The 1st VA Cavalry, Company D, Washington Rifles and Camp #840, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Civil War Re-enactors, will have an encampment, skir- mishes and many more authentic living history activities from 10-6 pm. There will be an authentic Confederate Ladies Tea at the Eastern Star Building located at the entrance of the park beginning at 12 pm. Team Estonoa will present The Mussel Nursery at the boat launch from 12 to 4 pm-with hands on fun! Tours of the Vencil Learning Center are avail- able upon request by con- tacting Terry Vencil at 276- 393-2024. "River Critters"., skit by the CRVI Vistas will be presented at the boat launch from 12 to 4 pm along with Team Estonoa. Donkeyville Stables will have a petting zoo with their miniature animals from 10-4 pm. The Skate Park will host a Skateboard competition with free skate and regis- tration from 2-2:45 pm and the competition at 2:45 pro. This event is sponsored by Skate of Mind Skate Shop. Gift certificates will be awarded. Contact Joe Bailey at joseph_bailey@ outlook.co m or 276-596-3371 for more information. The St. Paul High School Alumni Association will be selling raffle tickets for future scholarships. SWVA Chapter of SAF will screen the film "America's First Forest: Carl Schenck & The Ashville Experiment" at the Oxbow Center at 4 pm. The Castlewood Lions Club will host the Sight and Hearing Wagon for free testing on the park midway. There will be kids train rides in the park from 10-9. Donkeyville Stables will have carriage rides from 6 to 8 pm. Craft ven- dors will be in place on the park midway from 10 am to 9 pm. Our wine tent will feature locally produced wines and craft beer begin- ning at 4 pm. Clinch River Adventures will have guid- ed trips down 'the Clinch River for canoes, kayaks See FESTIVAL Page 3 eaiTl... 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. Thursdays, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and fam- ilies Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679-0810. ACOA MEETING- Adult Children of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762- 0016, 276-395-6588 or 276-679-7371. LITILE LEAGUE-" The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 3 pm third Sundays at Ma Whitenack Little League Field. All inter- ested persons are invit- ed to attend. H.O.P.E. HOUSE- H.O.P.E. House pro- vides emergency shel- ter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed- training available. Call 1-800-572-2278. SENIOR CITI- ZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 0 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County residents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY-Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; RUSSELL CO. Wed & Fri 10am- BOARD OF SUPER- 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. VISORS-First Monday, Closed Sun & Mon. 6 pm, Lebanon. M A T T H E W S CLINCHFIELD LIBRARY-Hours at the LODGE #256-Stated J. Fred Matthews Communication, 1st Memorial Library, St. Paul, are: 9:30am- [ilLll[!!!!Jlll!! Nil 6pm Monday; 10:30am-7pm Tuesday; Closed Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday Closed. Sunday Closed. DICKENSON- BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and Sundays 1 to 3. SOCIAL SECURI- TY-The Wise Social Security office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone num- bers are 1-800-772- 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY P-RIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul meet at the Library on first Thursdays at 4 pm. VFW POST 9864- VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, EO. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers wel- comed. HEALTH SER- VICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-8pm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family plan- ning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immu- nizations. Appointments are nec- essary for all but immu- nizations. For an appointment, call 762- 328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showers. All proceeds reha- bilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For informa- tion, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTH- DAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-12 noon. For information call Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or Ranetta Davis, 276- 889-8206. FREE ADULT ED- Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job- related skills including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 by Jerry Couch For me, last Thursday was a very special day in St. Paul. I was privileged to participate in a multi- part presentation for the St. Paul Elementary 8th grade civics class. Co-presenters were Patsy Phillips, Jennifer Bailey, and Rev. Mike Moore. For those of you who are not acquainted with Rev. Mike, one of his hob- bies is wood-crafting. Students and the adult visi- tors who were present were treated to a chainsaw woodcarving demonstra- tion at the St. Paul Railroad Museum. As the chainsaw hummed and the sawdust accumulated, a rough log began to take on the shape of a bear. Did the students enjoy the demonstration? You bet - their faces told the story. In addition to his on- the-spot demonstration, Rev. Mike also displayed a number of examples of his finished and unfinished art projects. Two noteworthy examples included a walk- ing stick carved in the shape of a very realistic cobra, and bust of a Native American. Relevant pre- cautions for the safe use of power equipment and sharp wood-carving tools was emphasized. As the group walked through the residential and commercial downtown areas of St. Paul, Patsy talked to the students about the importance of docu- menting their world through the medium of photography. She directed the students' attention to photogenic spots. Several students told us of their interest in photography. Meanwhile, Patsy took photographs of the group during all phases of the presentation. One of her pictures will take its place among others displayed at the RR Museum to illus- trate St. Paul's contempo- rary history. Jennifer showed the stu- dents the Bailey family's soon-to-be-opened busi- ness, Sugar Hill Brewery and restaurant, which is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broad Street. At the time of the presentation, no brewing equipment had been installed. However, the tanks and other eqUipment arrived the following day. Jennifer also talked to the students about the Bailey's restored classic 1920's craftsman bungalow and showed them a collec- tion of old and new photos of the house. This house is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Buchanan Street and is one three that were built by the Rainero brothers, expert brick masons and stucco workers in St. Paul during the first quarter of the 20th century. The Raineros and their contribution to St. Paul have been mentioned in previous CVT history articles. My portion of the pres- entation concerned the his- tory of the various build- ings in the downtown area, and stories of events which took place there. The stu- dents were particularly interested in the old Gaiety Theatre on Fourth Avenue, once a venue for silent movies and live entertain- ment. During this portion of the tour, Jennifer chauf- feured me in her golf cart. This made~ it possible for me to interact with the stu- dents just as if I had been walking alongside them. Without her help, the histo- ry tour would not have been possible. Though the morning was cloudy, ,no rain fell. Everything went smoothly from beginning to end. As usual, the students were great~ They were polite, interested, and asked many good questions - which I consider an indicator of whether or not I'm doing a good job as a tour guide. If all you can do is read from a script, the students will leave you standing in a cloud of their dust at the starting gate. I appreciate the efforts of my co-presenters as well as SPES faculty and staff members, Lisa Sturgill and Vickie Hobbs. I'd also like to thank Brandi Hensley, who took part in the tour as an observer; and SPES Principal Jody Evans who invited us to spend the morning with this fine group of Citizens of Tomorrow. When he's not in the pulpit at St. Paul First Baptist Church, Rev. Mike Moore enjoys cre- ating art objects from wood. Photo by Patsy Phillips.