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/ Vol. LV, No. 24 It' " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, June 13, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia --- i " II -51- Illl II II r ~lll....k_ Assoc/ oN ) 50c SPECIAL DINNER...Castlewood Elementary staff and guests were treated to a steak and chicken dinner on Thursday, June 6. The event was hosted ,by Principal Mrs. Gina Wohlford and Assistant Principal Ed Young. Several Town projects are moving forward while several have had to be pushed back because of rain we have had lately. Because of last week's rain and that of Monday and last night the opening date of the St. Paul swimming po01 has been pushed back until late next week. Also The town crew "has not been idle during these rainy days. They have been working on upgrading the shower room and the kitchen at the po01 and have installed a new pump at the pool. As of Tuesday morning the new playground equipment and pool furniture had been delivered to the Town. Also Debbie Baca told the because of the bad Clinch Valley Times on Tuesday that the bids for the first phase of the Castlewood sewer work wil~'~'~ be opened on Thursday of this ~: week. She further stated that the.. :' contracts for the sludge removal: ,~ and the Bickley Bridge crossing have been awarded. A pre-con- struction meeting will be held soon. Also Joe Jordan and his painting crew have been working on the tennis courts and basketball courts when weather has permitted. weather the upgrading of the playground area at A.R. Mat-Wise County School Division thews Park has had to be pushed back until the pool work is in Summer Food Service completed. If the weather is good tomorrow the marsite coat- ing for the pool will be installed,r'rogram VI to offer The Wise County School Adams Combined 10:00-10:30, Division is participating in the 6/10, 7/3; Wise Primary School Teacher Ed Summer Food Service Program. 10:30-11:00, 6/10-7/3; L.F. Keep the Child Care Credit in mind for summer Meals will be provided to all Addington Middle 10:30-11:00, If you are a working parent spouse or dependent who lived camps or summer school courses in children under the age of 19. 6/10-7/3; Alternative Education or look for work this summer, with you for more than half the tutoring do not qualify. You Acceptance and participation 10:00-10:30,6/10-7/9 you may need to pay for the care year may meet this test if they cannbt include the cost of care Grundv requirements for the program " Lunch of your child or children. These are physically or mentally provided by your spouse or a -- -' and all activities are the same for Union High School 12:00- expenses may qualify for a tax incapable of self-care, person you can claim as your Virginia Intermont's Evening all regardless of race, color, 12:30, 7/29-8/6; Alternative credit that can reduce your 4. You may qualify for the dependent. If you get dependent and Weekend College will offer national origin, sex, age or Education 1:15,1:45,6/10-7/9 federal income taxes, credit whether you pay for care care benefits from your Teacher Education courses held disability, and there will be no Questions regarding this The Child and Dependent at home, at a daycare facility employer, special rates apply, at Appalachian Scho.ol of Law Care Tax Credit is available not outside the home or at a day 8. Keep your receipts and beginning August 19. 8-week discrimination in the course of program should be directed to only while school's out forcamp. If you pay for care in your records to use when you file classes are taught in an accel- the meal service. Meals will be Brandi Bates, Supervisor of summer, but also throughout the home, you may be a household your 2013 tax return next year. erated block format. Anyone provided on weekdays at the Food Services, Wise County year. employer. For more information, Make sure to note the name,interested in completing a Bach- sites and times listed below. School, P.O. Box 1217, Wise, Here are eight key points the IRS wants you to know about this credit. 1. You must pay for care so you and your spouse if filing jointly can work or actively look for work. Your spouse meets this test during any month they are full-time student, or physically or mentally incapable of self- care. 2. You must have earned income. Earned income includes earnings such as wages and self- employment. If you are married filing jointly, your spouse must also have earned income. There is an exception to this rule for a spouse w-ho is a full-time student- or who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care. 3. You must pay for the care of one or more qualifying per- sons. Qualifying children under age 13 who you claim as a dependent meet this test. Your alen at see Publication 926, Household address Employer's Tax Guide. 5. The credit is a percentage of the qualified expenses you pay for the care of a qualifying person. It can be up to 35 per- cent of your expenses, depend- ing on your income. 6. You may use up to $3,0~0 of the unreimbursed expenses you pay in a year for One qualifying person or $6,000 for two or more qualifying persons. 7. Expenses for overnight and Social Security elor of Arts degree in Inter-Breakfast-Mid-Morning Virginia 24293, (276) 328-8017. number or employer identifica- disciplinary. Studies, Pre-K-6 Snack To file a complaint of tion number of the care provider, with licensure, should attend an St. Paul Elementary 10:15- discrimination, write or call You must report this information informational meeting June 2010:45, 6/10-7/3;. Coeburn immediately to: USDA Director, when you Claim the credit-on from 4:30-6:30 pm at Appal- Primary 10:30,11:00, 6/10-7/3; Office of Civil Rights 1400 your return. ' achian School of Law in the Art Appalachia Elementary 10:30- Independence Avenue, SW For more details about the Gallery. rules to claim this credit, see For more information, lcall 11:00, 6/10-7/3; Powell Valley Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 Publication 503, Child and Jenny Perkins at 276-466-7892Primary 10:00-10:30, 6/10-7/3; (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720- Dependent Care Expenses. You or 1visit Powell Valley Middle 10:30-6382 (TDD) can get both publications-at or have them mailed by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800- 829-3676). New hours at J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library ,Effective July 1, 2013, - 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday 9:30 operating hours for the J. Fred a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 Matthews Memorial Library will a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 be as follows: Monday 8:30 a.m. a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 11:00 a.m. p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Sunday Closed. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. - Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist Trinity United Methodist Church. wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library. Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am ClintwoodUnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is ,,,Copies of the Russell County at the church. Donations are Church. ' invited. School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- The Dante Senior Citizens meet been placed in the office and the welcome. ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tuesday at I0 library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The school cafeteria, am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County Public Library. West Dante Community Center ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-FourthRussell County residents 60 or SUPPORT GROUP-Women meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For Mondays, 6 pro, St. Paul Town older are invited, survivors of sexual assault aremore information please call 495- Hall. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY- invited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Hours at the Russell County Public Communication Action, CLOTHES CLOSET-The Worn- Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th Inc./l:amily Crisis Services' sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 9am-8pm; W/F9am-5pm;Sa port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, ppeus a Castlewood Water & Sewage10am-Jpm similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours am-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays. Anyone who needs pm second Mondays. at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Library, St. Paul, are 9am-5pm RanettaDavis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TESTING-Health First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adultDepartments in the Lenowisco Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and 1 l am-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health District offer free eonfid- Claypool Hill. Free. days and Thursdays. See Library Lee, Scott.and Wise eountius and eutial HIV testing throughout the NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- for special program schedules, the CitY of Norton. Daytime and year. For information, call Wise Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm D1CKENSON-BUNDY-The evening classes for adults who County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dickeuson-Bundy Log House is want to improve their basic skills. Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231- open weekly Thursdays through Instructors also assist adults with Health Dept. 276-386-1312. Stated meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-related skills including re- FREE GED CLASSES-Free third Saturday of each month. The pm. sume, writing and interviewing. GED classes are offered at the School of Instruction will be held SOCIAL SECURITY-The WiseFor details, call 1-800-422-3433 or Oxbow Family Investment Center on fourth Thursdays at 7. Social Security Office is open 276-386-2433. St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Corn- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palacliian Agency for Senior Citi- Glenna McReynolds is the teacher munication; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or 276-679-7633. zeus provides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. School of Instruction. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of ation services in Buchanan, GED ONLINE-The Regional VFW POST #8652, DAV the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Dickeuson, Russell and Tazewell Adult Education Program is CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 Library, St. Paul meet at the counties to individuals with offering free GED Classes online. pm, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. Library on first Thursdays at 4 pm disabilities, regardless of age. Call This service is for qualifying and NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or without 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- " 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers, in Lee, bors Aid Building, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the clothing for sale. during 'any war, write VFW Post meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, City of Norton. For more RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Online SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address Lebanon. The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- pm, Lebanon. and phonenumber.Transfers "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- welcomed, perpetuate family history." Call 2433). Stated Communication, 1st Satur- HEALTH SERVICES-The WiseWilliam T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 GED TESTING-GED Testing is days, 7:30; School of Instruction County Health Department, Wise, or available Monday through third Thursdays, 7 pm is open from 8am-8pm first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Thursday and on Saturdays at the RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Thursdays. Clinics will be offered Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mem- Wise Co. Alternative Education County Mental Health Center in family planning, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 conducts a recovery group for sub- school and adult physicals, WIC, improvement of facilities and for information concerning GED stance abusers and families Paps and immunizations. Ap- services ot'the library. Send name, testing. Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- pointments are necessary for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In 0810. but immunizations. For an $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Control, a free diabetes program, appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, nd FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283~ 5-6 pm 2 Mondays. Tacoma Community Center is Make checks payable to Friends of DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building .in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. H.O.P.E. HOUSE-HO.PE. Hou- se provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers II[II!I!IIlIIlt[I!I!illLIIIII the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetidgs are on the second Tuesday. All meetings arc at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dicken- son County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835-8847 nights. Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9am- Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm rd 3 Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 pm the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All are welcome - admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthevcs Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. available for reunions, birthdays and showe~. All proceeds rehabilitate tlfe Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100rn, BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming I00t~ birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 I' weekend-college/. 11:00, 6/10-7/3; Union High School 8:007-8:30, 7/29-8/6; J.W. USDA is an equal opport- unity provider and employer. Union Depot - St. Paul, Virginia 1950's Tragedy in St. Paul by Jerry Coueh Boston, Mass.; and Nace T. Man Had Throats Cut Over the years, I've heard Coleman, Roanoke; and a sister, By Ralph Rasnick, T-N Staff versionsofthefollowinginci-Mrs. W.E. Moore, Jr.,Rome, N.Correspondent 1 dents from many people, and Y. ST. PAUL --- A 52-year-i I'm sure you have, too. No two Funeral services will be held old waitress and a 54-year-old versions were quite the same, so Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul man died here Thursday night in l always wondered what really Baptist Church. The Rev. Frank what authorities call murder and happened. All three incidents Riley will officiate. Burial will suicide. were shocking and tragic. They be in Temple Hill Cemetery. The two were identified as changed the lives of the victims' friends and families forever. The following are transcriptions of newspaper articles written at the time these incidents occur- red, so we may assume they represent the "official" version of what happened. Friday, Nov. 12, 1954, from the Kingsport Times: THEATER OPERATOR DIES FROM FALL AT DANTE, VIRGINIA ST. PAUL, VA...Nov. 12...George T. Coleman, 42, died in a Dante hospital today of a brain concussion suffered when he fell from a ladder while preparing for the Lions Club Minstrel Show at Lyric Theater at Dante [St. Paul]. Coleman was working back- stage atop a 10-foot ladder Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. when the accident occurred. A second performance of the show was cancelled after his death. He lived here and operated theaters at Dante and Damascus, Va., He was a graduate of Lynchburg College and taught at Dante Central High School from 1935 to 1937. He spent two years in the armed services later. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel Hemmings Colen~an; a daughter, Patricia; son, Jim/ny, all of St. Paul; his stepmother, Mrs. G. T. Coleman Sr. of Lyn- chburg; three brothers, Dr. William A Coleman, Lynch- burg; Glenn C. Coleman, Pallbearers will be D. B. Smith, Fred Bolton, George Hensley, Fred Matthews, R. F. Ferguson, W. D. Richmond, James A. Muse, and Dr. P. N. Davis. Blaine Hale, theater mana- ger, said the accident was wit- nessed by a number of persons. Friday, Sept. 13, 1958 - From the Kingsport News: TRAIN KILLS WISE WOMAN From T-N Virginia Bureau ST. PAUL, Va. - A 53-year- old woman was killed instantly here Friday afternoon when she was run over by a train in front of the depot. Deputy Sheriff J. W. (Cotton) Williams identified the victim as Mae Booth. He said two diesel unites and 25 cars passed over the body before the train stopped. Train wheels severed the body at the neckand hips, Williams said. Williams said Mrs. Ethel Hicks, mother of six children of St. Paul and her former, boyfriend Vince Meade, Castlewood. Commonwealth Attomey Kenneth P. Asbury said the couple had been dating but that Mrs. Hicks had stopped dating him. Asbury said this was ap- parently the cause of the trouble. Both had been married pre- viously but both were divorced, Asbury said. The Commonwealth At- torney said Meade walked into the Cozy Lunch here about 3:30 p.m. where Mrs. Hicks was a waitress. He picked up a knife from a card behind the counter and slashed the woman's throat. Asbury quoted witnesses as saying Meade then took the knife and cut his own throat. Mrs. Hicks died almost im- mediately. Meade was pronoun- ced dead on arrival at the Dante Hospital. Reba Jones another waitress witnesses told him the woman and a couple Of customers were was walking toward the tracks in the restaurant when the with her head down. The cutting occurred. trainman blew the whistle and The other waitress told she looked up but looked down officials that Meade came in the again and stepped upon the restaurant about 1 p.m. Thursday tracks, the witnesses said. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 1958 - From the Kingsport News: VIRGINIA COUPLE SLASHED TO DEATH Police Say Man Killed Woman, Self St. Paul Woman, Castlewood and told Mrs. Hicks he was going to kill her if she didn't start dating him again, Asbury said. -Assisting Asbury in the investigation were Chief Invest- igator of Wise County Harold Fleming, Deputy Sheriff J. W. Williams, and members of the St. Paul police department.