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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 6, 2013 I Of Shoes. ann ships..and sealing wax.. by Ann Young Gregory ; 9 m parent: "The swimming pool needs some Reprinted from June 20, 1974 special activities, especially for the children. Why don't they plan some?" 1 st parent: "Wy haven't they put the bleachers up 10 th parent: "With all the tennis equipment at at the.Little League iield yet?" school this summer, it seems like they ought to have 2 na parent: "Why don't they get somebody to keep somebody take some time with the kids and give the scoreboard chafing every gameg" them tennis lessons. Why doesn't somebody do that?" ro =" " -- - " " 1 th 3 parent: It s too bad that not every httle boy I parent: "The teen-agers don't do anything but gets to play. Whydon't they start some more teams?" hang around in cars at night. Why doesn't somebody 4 th parent: "Why doesn't somebody take charge of organize something for them to do?" the concession,stand?"  12 th parent: "The churches should have somebody 5 th parent: "Boy Scouts are supposed to learn about in charge of activities for children and teen-agers. the outdoors. Why don't they take them on more Whydon't they do more?" cam[ing trips?" ' 1-3th parent: "These motorcycles drive me crazy. 6 parent: "Why don't the Scouts take on more There ought to be someplace where they could ride community projects?" them safely and without bothering everybody so 7 th parent: "The Girl Scouts should have some much with the noise. Why doesn't somebody look special trips and' projects. Why doesn't somebody into fixing up a motorcycle track?" make arrangements for them?" 14 th parent: "The recreation people keep talking 8 th parent: ,The Cubs and Brownies need to do about getting a park fixed up. Why don't they hurry more things in the summertime. Why don't their up and do it?" have more things for them to do?" 15 th parent: "What can I do to help?" I Letters to Editor Readers are invited to write letters on matters of general interest to the public. Letters do not necessarily reflect the philosophy or editorial policy of this newspaper, which reserves the right to edit letters. The Clinch Valley Times will not print unsigned letters. To the Editor: I hope everyone took the Artisan Walk on Fourth Avenue during the Clinch River Days Festival. The storefronts in the former Willis Building haven't looked this good in a long time. Special thanks go to Juanita Kelly, Lou Wallace, Misty Lee, Jan Jennings, and Neva Bryan for their help in getting the space ready for the displays, and also ON THE-LAWN...The Heart of Appalachia CommuniityOrchestra performed Pare Vance. The following on the lawn of the Railroad Museum during the Festival! Reception on Thursday. artisans were very kind to loan - their work and we thank them very much: Sue Woods, Castle- .............. ' wood; Bessie Salver, Castle- wood; Shirley Elam, Castle- wood; Roy and Helen Riddle, Castlewood; Magge Jessee, St. Paul; Mike Moore, St. Paul; , Anthony Jones, St. Paul; Rita ' Porter, Coeburn; Bill Deel, Clint- wood; Frances Wall, Abingdon; family of Calvin Breeding, Lebanon. The Crooked Road banners, on loan from Heartwood, will be on display until June 20. A ON DISPLAY..IThe art of Nadya Warthen-Gibson featured both two and three patriotic/Americana display is dimensional, and nature, especially a!lthings that crept and skittered. being plannel for Jlttly. :If you would like to Iohn.iiemg or help set up; le'ase cai1'276'762-5410, or email Thanks, Kathy Stewart Wise County- Sheriff' s Report The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports the following activities for the period of 5/20/2013 through "5/26/2013. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1732 calls for this seven- day period. Of the total calls received 324 were dispatched to the Sheriff's Office. Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 6. Criminal Process for the same period served 37 Felony Warrants, 26 Misde- meanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest and worked 8 Traffic Accident. Civil process for this period served 518 Civil Papers. During this seven-day period 9 additional Criminal Investi- gations were initiated and 29. were cleared by arrest. The Sheriff's Office provided 195 man-hours of Court Room Security for the three courts and the courthouse. The Sheriff's Office tran- sported 0 adult in state, 1 adult out of state, 1 mental patient, and CANOEING ONTHE CLINCH...Canoe trips down the Clinch River were sponsored by The Spearhead Trailblazers. American L ln00eg'o 8ta00ti Post 208 meetings Russell County Veterans, American Legion Post 208 meets O r,) .Iml the second Thursday, monthly at' 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs ofthel Good Shepherd Catholic Church, i Main Street, Lebanon All veterans welcome. For information call (276) ' 889-0155. Meetings of the 4 juveniles for a total of 6 transports, involving 28 hours. The Sheriff's Office unlocked 27 vehicles and escorted 9 funerals during this seven-day period. Lonesome Pine Library Board of Trustees The regular monthly meeting p.m. at the Wise County Pfiblic  CmmunitY Slutins CWES Workforce Solutions Economic Solutions ,,u,i.Worfforce Economic So[ulions Ld ' SWCC 276.964.7242 * V[TDD 276.964.7235 * EOE/AA O d::l o of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library. The Finance Committee Library Board of Trustees will will meet at I 1:00 a.m. to review be held Thursday, June 6 at 1:30 monthly payables. Summertime leaming a lifetime of benefits by Laysha Ward President of Community Relations for Target Pop quiz: What's the most critical time of the year for American students? If you guessed back-to- school season or final exams week, you'd be wrong. Believe it or not, summer vacation has an enormous impact on everything from mathematics to reading development for young learners. Just a couple months of away from the classroom, can result in significant learning losses for students. For over 100 years, researchers have found stand- ardized test results are dram- atically lower immediately fol- lowing summer break than they are before schools lets out. And when students lose ground early in their education, it can have a dramatic effect on their long- term prospects. That's the bad news. The good news is there's a lot parents and caring adults can do to ensure summer vacation doesn't bring an education slump. Here are five easy ways you can help prevent the "summer slide." 1. Look for books that correspond to your child's interests. Choosing the right reading material is also a crucial part of getting kids to read during the summer Is your son obsessed with dinosaurs? Does your daughter love mysteries? Find books that feed these curiosities. And familiarize yourself with what your kids will be learning in the fall and make a point of discussing those topics through- out the summer. Whether it's long division or American history, offering students a preview of the coming school year will ensure they're pre- pared. 2. Incorporate reading into your child's summertime rou- tine. As any parent can tell you, summer is often the most difficult time of year to find constructive projects for kids. On a hot summer day, try stopping by the local library to see what programs and activities brings are available. Or bring a bag of books along next time you take a trip to the park. 3. Find new ways of making learning fun. Technology can play a big part in making learning fun. E- readers, tablets, and sma/'t phones allow young learners tb enjoy digital books. Introducing an exciting piece of technology can go a long way towarl holding a child's interest. ', Also, be on the lookout for opportunities to introduce math into your child's everyday life This can be as simple as mee- suring household items, teaching how to tell time, noting th temperature every day, or adding up prices at the supermarket. ' 4. Tap into local resources t? enhance your child's reading opportunities. Check with local schools, community centers, and univer- sities to find summer learning programs that will keep your child engaged over the long break. When planning a vaca- tion, try heading to a place that offers educational opportunities. Historic sites, museums, national parks and zoos all provide young learners with chances to enrich themselves in fun ways. 5. Finally, consider volun- teering to help students outside your immediate family fall in love with reading. Many parents are well aware of the value of continued sum- mer education, but they just don't have the time or resources to provide one for their owla kids. Helping them out can ma a profound difference. Even small acts, like reading with p nephew, tutoring at a summer school, or volunteering at a local library, can generate major edu- cational returns and help ensure that the students in your life don't suffer the summer slide. The "summer slide" can have a devastating effect on student achievement. Luckily, it's a problem that parents and caring adults, can do something about. Taking steps to ensure that your child is intellectually stimulated all year round can bring benefits that will last a lifetime. Bill Gates, Eat Your Heart Out by Rev, Gary Crum Praise the Lord, no one on earth has it better than I. Not even Mr. Gates, with all his billions. My wife, Millie, and I live in the best place on earth: St. Paul, Virginia. It is a quiet town cuddled in the mountains near the Kentucky and Tennessee borders. Every turn in the roads here presents another picture-postcard vista of sublime mountains, mil- lions of trees, dozens of white chapels, flourishing wildlife, and rippling bends of perhaps the most pristine river in the USA: the Clinch. Better yet, the people here are God-fearing, unassuming, and virtually unbothered by things like illegal immigration, flash mobs, hurricanes, or tornados; and are quick to say "hello" even to strangers. References to God are not uncommon in public facilities and ceremonies, neighbors help neighbors, and liquor stores and lottery queues are few. Things which are legal in some parts of the country are not even proposed for legalization here: marijuana, prostitution, casinos, off-track betting, public nudity, strip joints, etc. (If those are "your thing," you would hate it here. Please stay away) Now, let me be completely truthful: from time to time I do yearn for the attractions of the big cities. I remember living in New York City while a college stu- dent in the 70's. I remember expensive world-class restaur- ants and attending plays and concerts thanks to stu- VACATION BIBL scHOOL First Baptist Church St. Paul June 9-13, Sunday thru Thursday 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Theme: "Colossal Roller Coaster World" Ages 2 through 6th grade dent tickets (I once_.ot a private box of my own atrarnegie Hall for $20. Probably one of my most vivid NYC memories, however, was walking to class in the morning and seeing the scores of cars on the street double-parked - and seeing the faces of the distraught people who were thus doomed to miss work. Did I mention there are only three traffic lights in St. Paul-- and no parking meters? Oh, and Mr. Bill Gates, iq case you are reading this anti want to visit, Millie and I do have a back bedroom you could use. It's not fancy, but from its beige-curtained window you can see paradise. ;Clinch 00Valley Times :MEMBER VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published weekly in St. Paul, VA 24283, by the CLINCH VALLEY PUBLISHING .co., INC. The Clinch Valley ,:serves the four-county area Wise, Russell, Diekcnson Scott, with offices and plan located in the CLINCH VALLEY TIMES building, 16541 Russell Street. Perio- dicals postage is paid at the  Post Office in St. Paul, VA 24283 Ann Young Gregory Editor Allen Gregory Advertising Sman Trent Adv./Graphics :ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS: .ln advance: $28.50 in Wise and Russell counties; $30.00 in other  124- zip codes; elsewhere, $32.50. POSTMASTER: sold address changes to: Clinch Valley Times,! P.O. Box 817, St. Paul VA 24283 SINGLE COPY- 50e Classified Advertising: Minimum !charge, $6.00 for up to 20 words, !in advance; 25c per word alter 20: ::words. Display Advertising rates on application. i Periodicals publication - Postal ISSN: 767600