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L -• " - - I L 14u' • I " : " ' : • cIN'tA , ........ i The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Vol@LIV, No.?4 ,! . wv Thursday, June 14, 2012- .__.. . Saint Paul, Virginia : .... ,0c I ,I/ ,upl le tentary lcln I regi,,nalWV rTp is ussed It, r i= lllb, : With the proposed Regional take the figure to Dominion terested entity were present for k ! w,,as water Trea.t nent Plant officials to see if they miglat the meeting. They included, in | ! j IV shy of havmg. .adequate have an idea of how to solve the addition to those already | It ....... ..... nmamg to go aneaa with the nia problem mentioned, Mayor Kyle "l process, m_terested principals A briefreportconcerningthe Fletcher, Town Treasurer'Deb- , ' met at the St Paul on Tuesda • , • • | . . • . Y Castlewood sewer pgro wets hie Baca, and Michael Hale, L ] | I to discuss solunons. Mattern & Phase 1 was made by Thompson Town of St. Paul; Russell Court- Craig engmeer Randy Beckner Su .... I[ .---a / - ., & Litton engineer Steve ty pervisor Shy Kennedy; - . m , ,, ........ .• /' is me. engineer in charge of the Breeding. That ,.nroiect will be Tracy PuckeR, William Sargent I I i :llilW" !" .... !k project. , dependent upon St. Paul's and Freddie Arrington, Castle- ,] 1 I .... • Rural Developments Travis Regional Wastewater Treatment wood Water & Sewage Autho- I Jackson saia.th.at debt service Plant, with 30%of the plant's rity; Dan Buchanan, Wise capacity to be owned b the ty ubhc Service Autho- r6 - ...... percent would re uwe a $12,560 • • • ; . • Y .... . q .. , Castlewood Water & Sewage nty, Robert B. Hill, Rural Deve- j . ,., .... _ • : ..... monthly a ent. uommlon s • • • , p ym Authority. lopment, and Duane Miller, " "' -- .... Geom'ey Hensley sam he would • • . .......,; ..... Representatives of each m- LENOWISCO PDC. GRANT...The Dominion Foundation has awarded the Clinch River Farmers' i ! Market at St. Paul a $2,000 grant to help pay for the operation of payment• processing equipment that will enable low-income individuals and seniors to I purchase the healthy, locally grown food available at the market. The market is I open every Saturday from May 5 through October 27 and also on Wednesdays I ?: ........ ,-/-.... beginning June 16. Pictured, left to right, are St. Paul Mayor Kyle Fletcher; Market Managers Doris Fletcher and Juanita Kelly; Charlie Scott, project site // manager at Dominion's Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center; and Lou Ann i Wallace, president of St. Paul Tomorrow. ........ [/ • . Winners of the Southwestmlnster Dog i Show 2012 Festival B " st i'/ ~ " ,,,, est m Show: 1 Roscoe Friendliest (Wag that tail')" Rhonda Harvey treKe/ nitzu) Owner Regina lst K " '' • st ' 'L? ........ .... d ..... atle Bell (Boxer)Owner Most Energetic: 1 Charlotte I ouse; z 19u e tt.Jreatd Dane Dustin Rhymer; 2nd B J (Rot- (RotweillerSharpei)Owner John I "" owner Justin bmith; 3 Sam w ' • ' ' nd • ~'" lh~ !]}~. ~ L~tx .... ,k ....... elller) Owner Lisa Carpenter Saurs; 2 Cosmo (Yorkle) . tromeranlan) owner vicKie Best Dressed: lSt Zoe (Mini Owner Dominic Griggs i \" ............. xreson ..... ' . Poodle) Owner McKenna Most Unusual Name: 1st ~ ""~".:..~.~..,. X,.~~ ~!~2 .'~ , • , Be, st Beha,ved l t i, aax Jack Quillen Bevo (Pitbull) Owner Robin i \\ 2 ~ussell minX) . wner _. onya Most Unusual Breed: 1st Lawson; 2nd Shilo (Shepherd I ; ro.wn,; ,, z . Al'tle . (t oston Hershey (Chiweenie)Owner Lab mix) Owner Zachary Carter. I! 't.ff/ . " [. zcff errler) owner J0eY balyer I - I .[J Smallest: Is` Pistol (Jack ~ 11 ~ ~ r~ 1 ,11° T "1 I -~ _~.x-'~\ \ ~ _~f,~. ....... Russell) Owner Tiffany Rey- Nussell t_;ounty l-'UbllC L1orarv I ~- ~ ~ ~- '--.-x golds; 2nd Copper (Jack Russell) • - J / " " Owner Beth Reynolds rro rams in Dante Looks Most Like Owner. Ist Russell Count Pu'" I I • ............ - y oIic storyteller Old Jonah. .. flu.my Umperlmnd nltzu),uwner Library ,offers the followingAugust 8: J0sie White ! prll Jonnson; z Amanoa Lynn children s programs this summer Feather's Native American (Bulldog) Jacob Woodruff at the Dante Community Center. Dance 1:00 pm - Come and see .............. "-. Cutest: 1st Phoebe (Mini June 14: Old Jonah's 'Civil Josie, a • member of the Poodle) Owner Frankie Dean;War Reflections 1:00 pm - Mattaponi Indian Reservation I .. . .......... ? 2nd Ma ,oie rChihuahuaa Owner Come and hear tall tales and Tribe, perform traditional I "fi" ' Hayden awson Appalachian stories from the dances, Old Castlewood r Old Castlewo0d - a r closed. Other businesses reiD- AA Sundays and Tuesda s B~ needed tmlnmg available Call 1 The W~se Co hool Board h~rd " - Y .' 'g " " " " • -... " y 3:30 pm t " Thursdays except Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintams a Policy Manual which June. Church• Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pro, 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 Clintwood UnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is Copies of the Russell County at the church. "Donations are Church nv ted • • School Board Po cy 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 " sAcRoYolPJeAt;3rr: Monday, 7 Pm :~hatMh:~Yta:diT:;sd~:rt~eln~ library of each school, andatthe COMMUNITY CENTER-The P •Russell County Public Library xx~,~o, r~ ,, r~ ..... ;+, c" ,~+,~ ............ Russell t'ount r i" "" " ........................ ~ ,-,e ..... aL rAU~ ~UA uuARD-Fourth ~.. y es Dents no orSUPPORT GROUP Women ......... ...... , .~ ,. • • . " meets at / pm first lvtonoays, tar' ~onoays, o pm bt. Paul town oloer are 1ovltefi. survivors of sexual assault are • • " " ' RUSSELL CO LIBRARY Hours more mformatlon, call 495-7026 r~an. - nv ted to attend Clinch Valley or495-8473 ST PAUL TOWN COUNCIL at t ~e Russe County Pub c • " . Communication Action, CLOTHES'C[,OSET-The Worn- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. L~brary, Lebanon, are IWTu 9am- Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 78Pro, W/F9am~5.30pm, Th 9am- port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a ~..astlewooa water & Sewage pm ~ai luam zpm ~un z 3pro trot 0 0 ' " ' " " S" "lar situations Mondays, 1:3 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours.am- 12 noon. For information cal tuesdays. .... ~,nyone WhO negus" pm second Mondays. at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande' Hackler 276 988 5583 or ..... , . • - - Clotlnng IS welcome• ALZHEIMER S SUPPORT- Library St. Paul are 9am-5pm Ranetta Davi~ 276 889 82a6 ................... • . , , . ~, - - u. IqNE, E. lillY ll$~/l~b-l--lealtn First Tuesday l pm Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADr~LTED Free adult ........ ' . '.. "~ " t)epartments in me L,enowlsco Agency for Senmr Cmzens office urdays and 1 lam-7"30pm Tugs- education classes are available i ............ C~R~c°lT~tll. Free. ~2ysa:dlThrUr:d~s-SeelLlbrary Lee, Scott and Wise counties and :n~a~tllat~vUt::ti°2~hr::gh::tr~h; N O CS ANONYMOUS- spe a p og a sc edu es.the City of Norton. Daytime and year For information call Wise Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 pm DICKENSON-BUNDY-The evening classes for adults who -~ " ........." ...... • ' . . t~ounry :,l~-zsuuu; Lee t~o. tacamrn Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dlckenson-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 ~itateo meetings will be held the Saturdays 10-3 and Sundays 12-4 ;ob related skills includin- re ..... ~" ......~'~" -- third Saturday of each month The pm sum l m n m rv Wl "~ ' 1 ....... " ' , . e wr't" g a d " te ie "ng. GED classes are offered at the acnoo ot lnstrnctmn wm De held SOCIAL SECURITY-The w~se For details call 1 800 422 3433 or ^ -- "~ i' Inv tm n "~ n 'r on four~h Thursdays at 7. Social Security Office is open 276-386-2433 fftx°°~au~amMYndae~ :nn~t"~:d' ST.'PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm TRANSPORTATION The A,, ' - "" "~ "" " • - e- nesaays from ~:.~n am-lz noon. Thursdays 7:30 pm Stated Corn- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palachian Agendy for Senior Citi ~', ~" R n 1" is'h tea her mumcatlon; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or 276-679-7633. , ~ zeus provides disability transport- Ca~/la87;.42Y.343~. t e c ~enool ofmstruction. LIBI~ARY FRIENDS-FrienDs or ation services in Buchanan "~D ONLINE TheRe ion I , ~,~ - g a VFW POST #8652, DAV the J Fred Matthews Memorial Dickenson Ruso*tt and Tazewell ......... • ' , o~ ,~ault Education rrogramIS CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday 7 L~brary St. Paul meet at the c,.,,,.,;,,o ,,. ;,,a;,,;a,,o~o with "~ • ....... • • . , . • v...~o tw ,,~,*,~..,o orrermg Irec LIP~U I.~lasses online• pm, VFW, Rivervlew, Coeburn. L~brary on first Thursdays at 4 pln. disabilities, regardless of age. Call This service is for qualifying and NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays VFW POST 9S64-VFW Postl 888 656 2272 "ult learn r with or wit- " 0 . ' " " " • ao e s gout 9:3 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new.GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home corn uters in Lee P bors .Aid Bufldmg, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the cloth ng for sale. " during any war, write VFW Post meets 5.30 ~,nm first Thursdays, uty ...... or r~orton, for more RUSSELL CO..BOARD OF 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, Russell County Public Library, information call GED Online SUPERVISORS-F~rst Monaay, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address ~ Lebanon. The Group ptlrpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- pro, Leoanon. and phonenumber. Transfers "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- CLIN, C HFIELD LODGE ff256- welcomed. , perpetuate family history." Call. 2433). btatea ~ommumcatmn, ~st batur- HEALTH SER$ ICES-The Wise William T Fuller 276-623-3410 GED TESTING GED Testin" ia days 7 30" Schoo of Instruct on County Health Department Wise or fnllerjr1942 yahoo cam' "' ' "" -" hr ~' " • ' ' " ' • • " avanaDle ~aonoay t ougn ~dThursdays_7~n~ .... ,s open from 8am-8pm first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Thursday and on Saturdays at the rtr~t.,ovmtt~ t.Kuur-tne w~se Tharsdays. Cllmcs will be offered Friends ofJ. FredMatthews Mere- Wise Co. Alternative Education County Mental Health Center m family planning, . pedmmcs, orial Library and help promote the Center Wise. Call 276-328-8612 conouets a recovery group mr sub- school and adult physicals, WIC, improvement of facilities and for int~ormation concerning GED stance abusers and fan esPapsandimmunizations Ap- services of the library Send name- stin • . " ' • te g. Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- pomtments are necessary for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In 0~.0£ .... but immumzatlons. For an $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Control a free d abetes program At~oA ME, E T.INt,-Aoult ~lt,,- appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. meets at Oxbow Center, St. Pat, I, 7renor. e, Fontt,Bamfi]ttM~h:~y~, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. 5.6pm2ndMondays. P p Tacona Con ntn ty tgenter s ab f , , Make checks pay le to Friends o DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- available for reunions, birthdays the J Fred Matthews Memorial Lives On Board meets at 6"00 ~m 6588 or 276-679-7371. and shockersAll proceeds Library ~rd'- - at the Dant Mu e~In • • ~ luesaays e S U LITTLEtlLEA?uUeE-TI~ Chnch rehablhtatethe Tacoma Schoo[ as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley with the Community Meeting l er L t e Leag e Boa d meet at a Commumtv Center For mfor tern ...... . • - Chapter #152 Order of Eas follow no at 7"00 nm pm thirD ~unoays at the UMWAmation call 395 6398 ~ ' ..... ~ " ~" " . . . " - • . 3tar, meets each rourtla luesaay, GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Building in Castlewood.. .All 100TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachmn except for March and December, Singing wi~ be held at 7 pm the interesteD persons are invited to Agencj~ for Senior Cmzens when the meetings are on the first Friday of each month at The attend reco mzesersons in Russell in s are . .,-. ~ ........... g P , second Tuesday. All meet g Celebration Center, 16607 Broad n.u.r.~, nuuar~-ra.u.~..,rn~il- D,ckenson,. Buchanan and Taze- at 7:30p.m. Stree ,St Pau All are welcome - se provides emergency s e te or well counties who are 100 ",ears • -' VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dicken-adm ss on is free. vcttms of domestic violence m old or older Call Dana Colhns 1 • . . • , , "son County-Oscar Silcox helps file BOOK DISCUSSION-Book wise Russell Dickenson Lee 800 656 927") tohdvlse AASC of , , ., , - . -- -, " veterans' claints. For appointment, Discussion Groun One of the J Scott and Buc lanan counties and an u COlin 100t~ blrthda v ......... ~, • . Y P g Y. ca11276-835-8847 nights.Fred Matthews Memorial Library me t~uy oi r~orton vommeersSCHOOL Pal ICIES Coeburn A Dept of Veterans f • • " . meets ourth Thursdays (except Services representative will assist November and December are llll)l[lli!lJl[[Ikt[l!lkilltt 22Cllent: and answer questxons at the combme in arl ela odo: i V 9tios ~eensd:inont" d " e y Dece62a:nrIbcr) at. , , Church and chu i e 3 by Jerry Couch cited to St. Paul. Farm prices Today we're going to shift fell and those who had done our focus and talk about "Old business in Old Castlewood Castlewood." For those who found themselves in reduced didn't grow up in this area, it's , circumstances with less money important to realize that Old to spend. Robert Walter Dick- Castlewood is actually no older enson died in 1930 and his than St. Paul. It is not the empire was dispersed. Old Castle's Woods of pioneer his- Castlewood never recovered tory; it is only a tiny portion of from these knockout punches. it. The nearby community of Eventually it was superseded by Bickley Mills, also colloquially "new" Castlewood, located near referred to as Mudhole Store, the intersection of Hey. 58 and holds the distinction of dating :: .... • the Dungannon road. from the pioneer days. Like St. Paul, Old Castle- The sketch included with this article shows Old Castlewood as wood came into being because (d"- it i ooked in 1921. This sketch of its proximity to the Norfolk & -• was an exhibit in a Chancery Western railroad. It was con- political mainstream. It opened Court case in Russell County venient to local farms and upmany business opportunities between E. G. Harding and became a shipping point for and placed Dickenson in contact Robert Walter Dickenson versus cattle and crops. Soon, homes with the movers and shakers of the Castlewood Motor Corn- and businesses began to dot the what history has labeled "The piny: These records are avail- hillside above the railroad. New South." able without restriction from the One of the businessmen in- Although Old Castlewood Library of Virginia, which is strumental in Old Castlewood's got off to a promising start, it currently archiving documents development was Robert Walter quickly peaked out. One reason from Virginia Chancery Court Dickenson. Dickenson was born was its topography; there wasn't records. Scanned images of on June 7, 1856, the son of much room to expand. Another these records are available to James H. Dickenson and Nancy reason was the construction of researchers on-line by accessing Bickley Dickenson. In addition new, better, and more direct the Library of Virginia's web- to his sprawling 2,000 acre farm, roads in the area. Originally, the site. They provide fascinating Dickenson owned Castlewood road which passed through Old details of people and places from Supply Company, a retail bust- Castlewood was the principal times gone by. Because state- hess located near the railroad road to Dante. To go from St. merits were made under oath and crossing in Old Castlewood. He Paul to Dante meant a journey of under penalty of perjury, they're and E. G. Harding built a four- eleven slow and difficult miles generally more accurate than the story hotel which remains an through Old Castlewood, across oral histories of people who are Old Castlewood landmark today. Red Oak Ridge, and through concerned with the character of He was a partner in Dickenson, Hamlin. The St. Paul to Dante what they're presenting. Log on Duff, and Handy, a wholesale road cut the journey to only five and take a look - you'll be establishment on Fourth Avenue and one-half miles, amazed. in St. Paul. He and other family The primary Abingdon to NOTE: The watercolor members were partners in the Wise road meandered from St. paintings of CurDle Farris Russell Creek Coal Company Paul along the Clinch River, Blevins remain on display at the located at Virginia City. He was passing through Bickley Mills St. Paul Railroad Museum. If one of the founders of the St. adjacent to Old Castlewood. you haven't seen them yet, stop Paul National Bank, founded in The road then snaked its way by any Saturday morning from 1909 after consolidation with the through the Temple Hill 10:00 to 12:00 noon to take a earlier St. Paul Bank. He was community on to Copper Ridge. look. Local artists should watch also a partner in the St. Paul In the 1920's, a new main road this newspaper for an announ- Land Company, bringing him was built from St. Paul to cement of a "Painting Day" with into association with the Buzzard's Roost - a more direct CurDle which will take place at Kemmerer coal empire. Best of route. However, it had the effect the Railroad Museum in July. all, he was one.of the consortium of putting Old Castlewood on To comment on this article, of investors who got in on the the road to nowhere, please contact Jerry Couch at- ground floor of George L. During the Depression, some jerry_couch@verizon.net, orI Carter's empire. This connect- businesses in Old Castlewood P.O. Box 600, St. Paul, VA- ion put him in the economic and struggled on, but some of them 24283.