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" 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " 4, 2009 Saint ! .... IlJll _ I . ~ III III I il I" ~ :,/'~\ "~GINbI~ "... , 50c Vo!.LI, No. 23 ThursdaY,ll I June Paul, Virginia I S se s The St. Paul Industrial Au-of the report, which was positive o give one to the town. thority Board, meeting in re- and reflected no negative con- In a discussion of providing gular session on Tuesday, May clusions, extra power for the Clinch River 26, at the St. Paul Town Hall, Harrison reported that TubFarmers' Market site, a commit- responding to a request from Salyer has approved the pro- tee of IDA Chairman Harrison, Angela Neece for a site on posed agreement between the Mayor Fletcher and IDA Board which the town can locate aIDA Board and Salyer's compa- member D. J. Jessee was ap- skateboard park, voted to con- ny, CDP, Inc., concern-ing the pointed to look into the possibi- tribute the property between transfer of a small piece of lities and to bring a recommen- Dinsmore Hall (the Eastern Star property adjacent to the CDP dation to the next meeting. Building) and Ma Whitenack facility on Route 58A. ThePresent for the meeting were Little League Field to the agreement should be signed by IDA Board members J. D. Cas- Town.. Neece said that her the next meeting. Board mum- sell, Blake Whitenack, David group has looked at that site, bur Blake Whitenack reported Jessee, Frank Molinary, Jack and found it to be satisfactory that Town Councilwoman Sha- Kiser and Bill Steele; IDA for what they need. (The pro- ron Steele followed up on Mr. Chairman Robert Harrison; IDA MISS ST. PAUL 2009...Morgan Alexis Scarberry was named Miss St. Paul 2009 perry will revert to the IDA Salyer's earlier offer of a flag- Attorney Linda Tiller; and in the annual pageant, held Saturday, May 16, at the SPHS auditorium. Board if, for some reason, it is vole, and saldthathehasagreed several spectators. not used as a skateboard park.) Pictured, left to right, are Carrie Elizabeth Crawford, third runner up; Mayor otc or, Grand Opening of Clinch Kimberly Beth Ireson, first runner up; Morgan Scarberry-Miss St. Paul 2009; heard the skateboard park re- Tia Denise Hall, second runner up; and Ashley Leeann Dunford, fourth runner quest from Neece and her group up. The event was sponsored hy the St. PaulHighSchoolAthleticBoosters. during the earlier May Town River Farmers' Market: 6/6 .... Council meeting, made a brief Although the Clinch River nally recognized Team Es.tonoa Council considers school Issues, authorizes report on area skateboard parks, and said the Town has estab- Farmers Market has been in will make a presentation during - lished a skateboard park com- operation since early May, the the morning.. : road estimate; gives Shaw access to 11 6 mittee, which willmeetonJune Grand OpeningofthenewSt. Rock Painting for children " 3. Harrison suggested that the Paul spring and summer feature will begin at 11 a.m. : C i ty discuss the disposition of will be held Saturday, June 6. A pair of" garden gloves wil i acre site for storage at Vir nia specified property during a The Farmers' Market will open be given to each of the fLrSt 20 closed meeting, which it did. at 7 a.m. and close at noon. The St. Paul Town Council, lion. A local contractor had later three contracts with Dominion The vote to contribute the pro- The featured performers for people who attends the Clinch convening Wednesday, May 27 told Councilman Whitenack that to provide these projects will be perry was taken when the group the morning will be Bluegrass River Farmers' Market on in a ontinuation of the May 18 the goin rate for this sort of amended to reflect the new returned to open session. Circle, who will play beginning Saturday. meeting, heard a presentation by constructmn is $1 million per terms of the loan. . Relative to the recent effort at 10 a.m. A variety of farmers ann District 4 School Board member mile. After discussion, the Councilman Whitenacl< to obtain toll-free calling from St. Paul High School's natio- vendors will be on hand. - Monty Salyer, who thankedCouncil unanimously voted to. asked if anyone was aware why 762-numbers to Wise, Harrison M rgan McClurc be Council for its continued sup- fund the cost of securing an engineer Mark Hill wasn't al- reported that the measure wasO - not to - port of St. Paul High School, estimate from a contractor to lowed his assigned allotted time defeated 541-274 (with 17 and urged members to attend present to the Board of Super- to present information on the abstentions) Ballots were sent to affe ted by GM bankruptcy - meetings, the June public forum, visors., proposed regional wastewater 2,794 Verizon customers who C and subsequent Board of Super- Following a request from treatment plant at the May 21 have the 276- exchange. It will visors' meetings. Shaw which Council received Sewer Summit at UVa-Wise. be several years, Harrison said, Morgan McClure Chevrolet- effectwill be for the good of the Pontiac-GMC in Castlewood people--they'll f'md more fuel Council also discussed the during the May 18 meeting, Mayor Fletcher said he thought before St. Paul can propose this will not be affect-ed by General efficient vehicles." He added, Wise County School Board's members agreed to allow the the agenda was changed the measure again. Motors' bankruptcy, according 'General Motors is now backed _- apparently inflated estimate for construction company to use night before the meeting, which Under old business, Harrison to Jerry McClure. However, the by the full faith and credit of the ? a road to the possible Bull Run 11.6 acres of town property at involved representatives of ma- told the Board that building Pontiac will eventually disap- United States government." - site for the location of one of Virginia City for storage. No jor state funding agencies. - inspector Robert Mullins has Wise County's three proposed rental fees will be involved, but Present for the/neeihag were reported to him that Monty pear, according to the GM Another plus for the public, consolidated schools. The item Shaw will be asked to assist the Council members Sharon Steele, Gardner .. aid the vg "vi at the:; announcement. McClure said, is that there _o urface duriagthe .Maya 8 wn)vlth various grojects. Kenneth H01brook, Harry Kelly, property, The bankruptcy, announced should be more money available tia ( 6tmeil was' lff/t;m rs voted to accept the Blake Whitenack and Grant owned by Gardner, will be Monday, will have neither a through GMAC for more people : made aware that the School $3.3 million loan at 4.5 percent Marshall; Mayor Kyle Fletcher; completed by June 1.. short nor a long-term effect on to purchase vehicles. Board's estimate showed that from Miners Exchange Bank for Town Attorney Mitch Mobley,Harrison issued an invitation the dealership, McClure said. "We are still getting our construction of a 1.8 mile road the raw water, wastewater and Town Treasurer Debbie Baca;to all Board members to attend McClure had announced last same allotment of vehicles," to the site would cost $5 mil- sanitary sewer projects. The and several spectators, the Thursday night Reception, week that the dealership would McClure 'told the CVTimes. ....... the official opening event of the not be touched by GM's "During the last two weeks, the - announced closure of a number market has rebounded and our Clinch River Festival, at the Railroad Museum. The photo- of dealers, business has actually picked ev eats graphy of Patsy Phillips, Amy McClure said, "The biggestup." s ss Burke andPeyton Gregory will Cle lad th Cli h 495-7026or495-8473. be featured, and the Southwest ve n on e nc to AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Anyone 60 or over is invited, similar situations Mondays, 10:30 CLOTHES CLOSET Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal ...The Dante Senior Citizens a.m.-12 noon. For information, The Women On MissiOn group Virginia Community Orchestra Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 meet ceeh Monday and Tuesday call Rande Hackler, 276-988- debut June 13 at Reunion p.m., Tliinty United Methodist at 10 a.m. at the Dante Fire De,- 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276.889- at F ,st a, st Chin:h, St pa , will play on the Museum lawn. Church;Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 paranent. Russell County rasi- 8206. opcnsaClothosCioset from9-11 Refreshments will be served He p.m,, Clia~ood Unit~ Metho- dents 60 or older are invited. FREE ADULT ED a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs ck .hinsiswetonme, outlined the Festival schedule Would you be surprised iffields, but all along the tracks Church, RUSSELL CO, LIBRARYFree ed a on clas mv Tgs'r c for Friday night and all day you looked out your window the railroad company encou- COPPER CREEK ELEMF.,N- Hem's at the Russell County available in Lee, Scott and Wise Health Saturday. one day to see a flock of turkeys raged the development of mar- TARY PTA-3rd Monday,. 7 Public Libra., Lebamm, a~ counties and the City of Norton. wisun Health District offer free p.m., school cafeteria. M/TwTh, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 Daylim and evening classes for confidential HIV testing through- Board member D.J, Jesse, scurrying along the street in ket towns, and Cleveland was ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 a.m.-2 pro. aduRs who want to improve their out the year. For information, call provided an update on the cell front of your house, or a herd of one of a string of such small Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town MATTHEWS LIBRARY bas/c skills. Instructors also assist Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. tower. He discussed the tower earle or sheep thundering by,villages. Hall. Hem's at the J. Fred Mattbews adults with job-related skills in- Health D~-~t., 276-346-2011; or ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 eluding r~umo writing and inter- Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- with an Alltel technician in driven by men on foot and on Several enterprising mer- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- viewing. For details, call 1--800- 386-1312. Charlotte, who him that plans horseback? Well, if you had chants opened stores, hotels and Hall. days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. FREE GEn CLASSES are to go forward with building lived on the main street of restaurants in Cleveland to take CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and. TRANSPORTATION Free GED classes are offelx~ at Camtlewond Water & Se-wage Thursdays. See Library forThe Appalachian Agency for the Oxbow V,m~y ~,~t~tthe tower, but no dates were Cleveland, Virginia, this would advantage of the traffic, and the At~horityBonrdofDire~-tors, 6 special program schednles. SoniorCitizensprovidcsdisebili- Center, St. Paul, Mondays and available. As far as the Verizon have been a common scene town became a busy trade center "p.m. second Mondays. DICKENSON-BUNDY ty transportation services in Buc- Wednesdays from 8:30 a m..12 cell tower in West Hills Estates some 75 years ago. for Russell County. Visitors also ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- The Dickanson-Btmdy Los haunn, Dick~lson, Russell and noon. Mcgeynotda is is concerned, Jessee said that as A new book by local author came daily to see who was arri- F/rst Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala- House is open weekly Thursdays Tazewell counties to individuals teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. chimAgmv~yfor Se~inrCitizeas throuigh Saturdays, 10-3, and with disabilities, regardless of C/RADDMEETING soon as the Lebanon Verizon Kathy Shearer explores the life Vine or leaving by passenger NARCOTICSffice' Claypoot ANONYMOUS-I4~I" Free. SOCIALSUndays 12-4SECURITyp.m. GENEALOGyage" Call 1-888-656-22"/2.GROUP heldA meetingat 5:30 Ofp.m.C/RADDon the willseeondbe construction department gets the and times of Cleveland as re- train and what news the. mail Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. The wise Sccmty ofr The a mn Cowry They of month. The field lines in place, work will called by people who grew up might bnng. The %ons.t ctlon Pr Ch rch, Norton. is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 Group meet 5:30 p.m. firet meetings will be held at the Deate continue. Old Dominion Power there. Stories from the surround- a CCC camp in me ana CASTLgWOOD LODGE a.m.-4 p,m, Phone ambers are 1- Thursdays, Co ty Public had tO place poles tO get power hag area, from Mill Creek to the arrival of hundreds of young #2$1-Stated mee~ will be held 800-772.1213or276-679-7633. Library, Lebanon. The Group's GEDONLINE the third Saturday of each month. LIBRARY FRIENDS purpose is "to lemrt, to share end The Regieml Pa:tult F_xluoation to the site. Work orders are Combs Valley, are also includ- men o work on forestry projects Tl sc, hoolof onwiUb FriondeoffllcJ. FredMatthews topcq~t't~flunilyhlstory."Call Program off s issued, with a target date of June ed. Cleveland on the Clinch, addedtathe,,eneralexc tement. held on fourth Thursdays at "L Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet Williurn T. FuUer, 276-889-4894 Classes This servioe is for 20 published by Clinch Mountain In addition to collecting over ST. PAUL LODGE #343.Se- at the Library on fourth Tuesdays or,com, q difying and adult learners, with ~le Chairman reported that Press, will make its debut at the 70 first.person accounts, and ond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Star- at 1 I:00 s.m. JOIN THE FRIENDS or without their own home e~nn- ~l C~mluniafion; First Thurs. VFW IN T 9864 Join the Fri ds of J. Fred Mat- p,m. m Lee, Soon Wise the owners of the Molinary all-class Cleveland High School hundreds of vintage photo- dny, 7p.m.,schoolofhaslruction. VFWPott9864, Lebanon, wel. thewsMemofialLibraD, andhelp 3tmties and the City of No on. building have agreed to the Reunion on Saturday, June 13, graphs, Shearer spent many VFW POST #8652, DAV comes new members. If you promote the improvement of faci- For more information, call GED necessary easement at the Hill- at the Cleveland Elementary liotirs researching m arcnives CHAPTER 12-.4th Tuesday, 7 served ~ during any war, lities and services of the library. On- line Coordinator Marci p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coebum. write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box Send name, addres| and phone Gore, 1-g00-422-3433 (in SCot~ man House, and that three sig- School. This event runs from 10 and pouring over-back issues of NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and number, with a $5 membership County, 386-2433). natures are necessary to for- a,m. until 5 p.m. The author will The Lebanon Hews on micro, 9:30 to 12. St. Tlane 's Neigh- send name, address and phone gift. to J. Fred Matthews Memo- GEl) TESTING malize the agreement. As soon be present to sign books and film. In an issue from April, Ixa's Aid Braid-ins, new & used tmmber. Tnmafers welcomed, rial Library, Atl'n:Wilma Evans, GED Testing is available Mon- clothins for sale. HEALTH SERVICES P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA day through Thursday and on as those are in hand, Harrison meet the public. 1908, she discovered that there RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF The Wise Cotmty Health De- 24283. Make checks payable to Saturdays at the Wise Co. ter- said, the project will go for- Cleveland was created in were at least seven stores in this SUPERVIsoRS -First Mouday. partment, Wise, is open from 8 Friends of the J. Fred Matthews native Ed.uation Center, W/se. ward. 1889 on the banks of the Clinch bustling town, and two hotels, 6 p,m,, Lebanon., a.m,.-8 p,m. first Thursdays. eli- Memo~al L~'ary. Call 276-328-8612 formore CLINCnFIELD LODGE #2 6- nics will be offered in family EASTEILN STAR infommtion OED Harrison distributed a copy River as a market town where Newspaper editor Bausell visit- Stated Communication, 1st Satin- planning, pediatrics, school and Clinch Valley Chapter #152. testing, of the audit report prepared by people could bring their live- ed the town and made this days. 7:30; School of Insu'uc6on adult physicals, TIC, Pips and Order of Eastern Star. meets each IN CONTROL pROGRAMS the firm of Larry Sturgill, P.C., stock, produce and timber to report: third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. immunizations. Appointments are fourth Tuesday, except for March In Control, a free diabetes RECOVERY GROUP-The necessary for all but immtmiza- and December, when the meet- p o 'am, mum at Oxbow c er, CPA, to each member, and meet the Norfolk & Western "The RiverView Hotel on the Wise County Mental Health Cen- tions. For an appoint-m~mt, call ings are on the second Tuesday. St. Paul, 5-6 p.m,.2miMondays, introduced Jeannie Stallard,freight trains. The N&W builtSouth side of the railroad con- ter conductsarecovery group for 762-328-8000. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. DANTE LIVES ON representing the Sturgill firm. the Clinch Valley line primarily tinues to fickle the palate with substance abusers and families FACILITIES AVAILABLE VETERANS' CLAIMS The Dante Lives On Board She briefly reviewed each page to reach the fiches of the coal- (Continued on page 2) Fridays at 10 am. Call 276-679- The Tacoma Community CenterDickenson County-Oscar meets at 6 p.m. on 1st "Mondays 0810. is avmlable for reunions, birth- Silcox helps file veterans' claims, at the Dante Museum. A Commu- ACOA MEETING*Adult Child- days and showers. All proceeds For appointment, call 276-835- mty M~mg is fourth Tttcsdays run of Alcoholics meet Mondays, rehabilitate the Tacoma School as 8847 nights, at 6 p.m., also at the Museum. 7 p.m., First BapfistChurch, Cce- a Community Center.For Cceburn-A Dept. of Veterans BASKETBALL CAMP burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- information, call 395-6398. Settees representative will assist Appliafions re being evaluated 6588 or 276-679-7371. 100TH BIRTHDAY? clients and answer questions at for the Ten Star All Star Summer LIITLE LEAGUE Appalachian Agency for Senior the Cocburn VFW Post from 9 Invitation only Basketball Camp The Clinch River Little League Citizens recognizes persons in a.m.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays For a free brochure for the camps, Board meets at 4 p.m. third Russell, D/ckenson, Buchanan except Jane. call 704-373-0873 anytime or Sundays at the UMWA Building and Tazewell c, oonfies who are Russell County-DAV Service visit in Castlewood. All interested 100 years old or older. Call Dana Officer Perry Johnson assists GOSPEL SINGING Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- veteran filing claims third Tues- A Gospel Singing will be held at NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH vise AASC of any uw, oming days from 2-3:30 p.m., at the The Dan~ Neighborhood Watch 100th+ birthday. Russell County Public Library, 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center Program will meet at 7 p.m.on SCHOOL POLICIES Lebanon. 16607 Broad Sffee~, St. Paul. All second Mondays at the Dante...The Wise County School Russell County--American are welcome-admissinn is free. Community Building. Call 495- Board maintains a Policy Manual Legion Post 208 Post Service BOOK DISCUssION 700"/for information, which is available to the public in Officer Todd Salyer can assist Book Discussion Group One of H.O.P.E, HOUSE the library of each school and in with veterans' elanns, records J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- H.O.P.E. House provides emer- each county public library, and family assistance. Call him at goney shelter for victims of do- ...Copies of the Russell County 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. rary meets fourth Thursdays of every month (except November mcsfic violence in Wise, Russell, School Board Policy Manual have FOOD BANK and December, which are Dikenum, Lee, Scott and Buch- been placed in the office and the First Baptist Church, St. Paul, ' combined into one holiday atom counties and the City of fibrary of each school, and at the operates a Food Bank each Tues- meeting the first Thuxsday in Norton. Volunteers needed-train- Ruasll County Public Library. day from 9-11 a.m at the chtweh. December) at the Riverside ing available. Call 1-800-572- SUPPORT GROUP Donations are welcomed. All in Diner. The next meeting is 2278. Women survivors of sexual as- need of food are welcome. Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. The S~N---iOR CITIZENS sattlt are invited to attend Clinch COMMUNITY CENTER discussion on The Shack by ...The Castlewood Senior Citi- Valley Colmnanity Action, Inc./ The West Dante Community William Paul Young during the FESTIVAL FAVORITE...The Collegians, one of the Clinch River Festival's most zeus meet at l0 a.m. Wednesdays Family Crisis Services' support Center meets at 7 p.m. first Men- last meeting will be oontin0-ued popular attractions, again hosted a "Beach Party" at the Park on Saturday night. at the Castlewood Lions Den. group meeting with victims of days, For more information, call during the March session. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 ny popular demand, The Collegians are scheduled to perform during the Festival every year.