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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 4, 2009 .and ships..and sealing wax..by Ann Young Gregory ?, The Clinch River Days Festival has always been special, as far as I'm concerned, but there were some elements present during this year's Eleventh Annual edition that made it particularly special for me. Plans for the Festival have been in the works since A special Festival here, too--a lot. Since Martha Ann lives in Ashland, Kentucky, and Tillie in Lexington, also Kentucky, I didn't even hope that they might be able to come to the Reception, but since both have admired Peyt's photographs, I wanted them to know about the show. the conclusion of last year's event, courtesy of Suzy Tillie e-mailed me not long after she'd received and Bob Harrison, who do massive amounts of the invitation that her entire family would be on a planning, fund-raising and booking of entertainment planned vacation at Hilton Head, so couldn't come. during the year. I'm not even going to try to list the Since I hadn't really expected that they could in the others whose work is essential to the Festival's first place, I wasn'ttoodisappointed. success--there are so many, and they work so hard! Imagine my astonishment, however, when Martha Because of the general nature of the economy this Ann called and said that she thought she and her year, several of the Festival's major sponsors had to daughter Teri were coming! Iwas thrilled. We talked cut back a bit on their contributions, so the decision several more times, including Thursday morning, was made to shorten the Festival by a day, Sunday, when Martha Ann called to make sure all was still and make Friday night's events bigger and better than "on." I assured her that it was. ever. That decision was a good one, since the Friday She and Teri arrived somewhere in the afternoon-- night crowd was larger than any prior to this year. I wasn't here, since I'd had to be Bristol for an The beautiful new stage that the Town built with appointment. When I got back to St. Paul, I hurried the financial participation of the IDA Board, present- home, got the food I'd made for the reception, and ed a great venue for the entertainment. Benny Mays went down to the Railroad Museum around 5 p.m. and his incredible talent and sound system provided (the event began at 6). About ten minutes 'til six, audio for the entire Park. Martha Ann and Teri walked in--they'd been touring The Clinch River Cruisers' Car Show was held on the town, which Martha Ann calls "Mitford" after the Fourth Avenue, and attracted a whole bunch of en- imaginary town in Jan Karon's series of novels by tries! The regularly scheduled Clinch River Farmers' that name. I think they'd even visited one of my Market moved from its usual Saturday morning spot neighbors! Anyway, I was thrilled to see them--and to the Hamilton Pharmacy parking lot, and had a that theywereactuallyhere! successful morning with maybe an even more-than- Of course, I wanted to introduce them to every- usual number of visitors. "body--an impossible task, since there were over 100 at The Festival boasted the most ever vendors this the Reception, and after we'd "done" both rooms and year, and the variety of items was mind-boggling. The had refreshments, we went on the porch to hear the food vendors all offered good stuff, too! Southwest Virginia Community Orchestra, which is Very special thanks are due to the St. Paul Town incredibly good! While we were there, Peyton came Crew for their amazingly efficient work in helping set out, said, "Mom, come quick--there's somebody you up and then clean up the Park, and the St. Paul Police have to see!" So I went, and who should be inside but Department was extremely helpful. Tillie, her husband Sonny, her daughter Elizabeth and All in all, from what I saw myself, and from what Elizabeth's son Barton. I was stunned! And thrilled. I've heard from all the people I've talked to since the Turns out Tillie had had the dates confused, and it Festival closed, the entire event, from Thursday night the day of the Reception that they were headed at the Railroad Museum until the conclusion of the toward Hilton Head, so Sonny workecl it out so' fiaey performance by the wonderful Collegians on Satur- could include a stop in St. Paul on the way) day, the Festival, which is staged for the benefit of the Martha Ann and Yill!e have known each other for Town, showcased St. Paul wonderfully well--we had years, of course, but don t see each other often, so we possibly more people from out of town than ever all had a wonderful visit. Tillie and Sonny have been before, and many of them shared their very positive here a couple of times before, and have had dinner. views of the Festival! several times with our group that goes to Lexington But something else altogether made this particular for Keeneland twice a year, so they already knew a lot !Festival special for me. I mentioned it briefly just of the people who were at the Reception. now--it was the Thursday night Reception, which is What a wonderful day it was for me! Not only was the official opening event of the Festival. Held at the the weather gorgeous, even though we'd had a storm Railroad Museum the-i eception has tradit]-on-- ,: at 6 p.m. almost every other day cluring the week; not featured the art work or photography of a local or area only was the Reception a great success; not only were artist/photographer. This year's exhibit was special to the photographs of all three girls amazing; but also I .. me, because Peyton was one of the three photo- had my two dear, dear ever-since-childhood friends I igraphers featured, along with Patsy Phillips and Amy with me--and even some of their families! il'!Burke. All are excellent at what they do, and the In case you'd like to.see them all, their picture is II i exhibit was wonderful. )on this page. I'm sorry I'didn't get pictures of all offal Because Peyton's work was to be among the the out-of-town guests who came to the Reception-- !l ! featured photos, I sent an invitation to my dear friend Y' there were quite a few--each one has St. Paul ;! Martha/iam--I've vritten about her more than once-- connections and it wasan evening made for hugs! ': :!and her daughter in the same city. I sent one to my :! As I said before, it was a special time--it isn't: dear friend Tillie Moore, her husband and her two oftela that I get to see my two oldest friends all at daughters and their families. You've read about Tillie once! Capitol Commentary by Congressman Rick Boucher RAISING AWARENESS OF PROSTATE CANCER June 15-21 is National Men's Health Week Each year, the week leading up to Father's Day is designated to be "National Men's Health Week," a time to focus on the health issues that face men today in America. This special time provides an opportunity to in- in fat content, and with five ior more servings of fi'uits and vegetables each day. Some studies have atso shown that 500 milligrams l of Vitamin E daily may lower the risk of prostate cancer, although crease public awareness of other studies have found no prostate cancer, a form of cancer benefit in the practice. On the which affects one in six other hand, Vitamin A supple- American men at some point ments may actually increase the ii during their lifetime, risk for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second- leading cause of cancer death among men, and the most common type of cancer found in men, other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society esti- mates that nearly 235,000 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in 2009, and approxi- mately 27,000 men will die as a result of the disease this year. Because of the significant numbers of men who are affected each year by the disease, and the cancer's life threatening consequences, it is important that all men know and understand the preventative measures and warning signs which exist for prostate cancer. Studies have shown that prostate cancer may be prevent- ed through a healthy lifestyle. In Beginning at the age of J50 i years, men who have had no serious medical problems should receive annual tests for prostate cancer. Thdre are two methods which are the most commohly used to detect the disease. The first of these methods is a blood test which detects elevated : amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. A 1 high level of PSA may indicate prostate cancer. The second method which is Used to detect the incidence of prostate cancer is the digital rectal exam (DRE). With this test, a doctor can determine whe- ther prostate cancer is present by detecting any abnormalities in the prostate. National Men's Health Week is an opportune time for men to particular, a healthy diet has ensure that their medical records been shown to .reduce the are up-to-date, or for family incidence of prostate cancer in members to encourage the~ men. A healthy diet is con- fathers, sons and brothers to visii sidered to be one which includes a doctor for a check-up. For eating less fat and more more information on the risks~ vegetables, fruits and grains. The symptoms and treatments fo~ American Cancer Society sug- prostate cancer, please visit the gests a diet low in red meats, American Cancer Society'~ g. -! particularly those which are high website at www.cancer.or . Coal Heritage Trail' Committee- tours Dominion facility The Virginia Coal Heritagearid--Russell County cham,b ,f 01 . Trail was designated by the Vir- Commerce Director, said, Thi ginia General Assembly in July state of. the art facility will hav 2007 as an official Virginia by- a dramatic economic impact way and is currently pursuing the community, as well as utiliz National Scenic Byway Desig- the coal resources found in nation. This committee operates region. The Virginia Coal Heft-? as an ad hoe committee of the tage Trail was developed in or-: Heart of Appalachia Tourism der to preserve our heritage with Authority, which is located in regard to the coal industry. St. Paul. Both the Virginia Coal have all of the resources availa Heritage Trail and the Heart of ble in Southwest Virginia the, represent other ,,comm only drean cddlTff6Yd"CountiesofBi ut. ." , . T~Tazewell, Dickens~; l~gs~!~i RepresentatiVes og_,~e tour~< "L~e, Scott and Wise, and theincluded Dennis Ree~ (Red:- City of Norton. Caboose Inn, Clinchco); Greg~2 The Virginia City Hybrid Edwards (Dominion represent~-" Energy Center is" located on the tive); Start Botts, Jr. (Wise trail and will be a contributing County Tourism Committee site along the trail. On May 21, Chairman); Marsha Presley the committee toured the facili- ty. Dominion staff Greg Ed- wards, David Leaf and Charlie Scott provided a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the operation of the facility and the economic impact it will have on the community. A limited guid- ed tour of the construction site was provided. Linda Tate, Chairman for the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, CLEVELAND ON CLINCH... (Continued from page 1) good things to eat. Tate and Purcell are the proprietors...C. M. Hayter...has sold goods there for a number of years. The millinery department is presided over by Miss Joella Hayter... "G, W. Price, of Singer ma- chine fame, is selling goods at his old stand. George has retired from the goods business a few times but is like a fish out of water until he is aback a- gain...Mr. Branson took us through the wagon and heavy (Eastern Coal Council represen," tative); Ginger Branton (Rich- lands Area Chamber of Corn; merce and Tourism Committee);" Linda Tate (Russell Courl~ Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Committee Chairman/ Virginia Coal Heritage Trail Chairman); Rim Surratt (Dick- enson County Chamber of ComZ merce and Tourism Directorl: Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority Chairman); Lois Mar, shall (Russell County Commit,: tee Member); and Randy Rose (Virginia Tourism Cooperative Representative). Clinch Valley Times MEMBER VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published weekly in St. Paul, VA 24283, by the CLINCH VALLEY PUBLISHING CO., INC. AT THE RECEPTION...In St. Paul for the Clinch River Festival Reception Thursday night were, left to right, Dr. Teri Daniel Metcalf and Martha Ann Daniel, both of Ashland, Kentucky; Tillie Moore, machinery department which is ElizaBeth Moore Smith, Barton Smith and C. D. just back of the main store The Clinch Valley Times Now at M Moore, all of Lexington, Kentucky. room. There is (sic) enough wa- [serves the four-county area gons in this one department to I Wise, Russell, Dickenson an-McClure supply the whole Ninth district." June GED test Following the First Day book sale at the Cleveland High dates in Wise The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program will offer the Official Practice GED Test on demand in Wise County this month. This is a free test. Call 1- 800-422-3433 to sign up for and schedule the practice test. The GED Exam will be given on Saturday, June 20 at the Education Center, Building C. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Registration must be done no later than two days prior to the exam. Call Karen Whitt at Fry Hall at 328-8612 for more information or to register. The Norton GED Exam will be given on Friday, June 5 at 9 a.m. at the Norton VEC Adult Education Center. Registration must be done by noon on the Thursday prior to the test. Call Imelda Collins at 679-7286 for more information. School Reunion, Cleveland on the Clinch will be available for sale at the Clinch River Cafe in Cleveland, the Russell County Public Library, the Cave House Craft Shop in Abingdon, and through www.clinchmountain press.net. For more information, call 276-944-5355 or e-mail clinchmtn@gmail.com. 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