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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- onn by Karen Gent FISHING TOURNAMENT...The St. Paul Police Department sponsored-tlze kids fishing tournament held during the Clinch River Days Festival. The event was a huge success with many prizes being won. ament. It was 20 inches long and weighed 3 :pounds. Safety tips for gas grills Read and follow all the grill= Cover disconnected manufacturer's instructions be- hose-end fittings with plastic fore turning on and lighting the bags or protective caps to keep a grill. Keep the top open when grill clean when it is not in use. lighting a propane grill, and * Store propane cylinders don't close it until you are sure outdoors in an upright (vertical) the grill is lit. Turn off the burner control and close the cylinder valve. When a grill is not in use for extended periods of time, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep them clean. Properly transport and store gas cylinders. When refilling or replacing a propane cylinder, transport in a secure, upright vertical) position in a well- ventilated area in your vehicle, and take it home immediately. Always use or store cylinders in a secure and upright position outdoors (not in a garage or shed. Ryan Salyers caught the Do biggest fish of the tourn-, .Follow the grill manu- facturer's instructions and keep written materials handy. * If the ignitor no longer works, replace in accordance with the manufacturer's instru- ctions. Keep the top of the grill open until you are sure it is lit, even if you have an electronic ignition. VI art students begin work on murals Mason Cromer shows the fish he caught. Virginia Intermont (VI) art students have begun work on their most highly anticipated project of the year-expansive murals that blend art, music and heritage for the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance's (BCMA) Cultural Heritage Cen- ter. ]3CMA Events Director Brent Compton suggested the art project as a beautification pro- ject to conceal interior reno- vations of the 1924 Goodpasture Motors building in Downtown Bristol. Plans are underway to RESCUE 3:16 MINISTRIES Saturday, June 16 at the Riverside Diner sizes from infant to adult (male & female) Everyone welcome! Jimmie Wells and Anna Ruth Musick Wells both grew up in Honaker, Virginia, but they didn't meet each other until 1971. When they met, Jimmie and Ruth found that they had something in common when it came to their education; they had both dropped out of school when they were in the seventh grade. Jimmie remembers that he was sixteen years old when he quit school and went to work. Over the years, he worked in the coal mines, at a local saw mill, and for different people around Honaker. Ruth recalls that at the age Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday, June 16th 8 am-1 pm Check out a good selection of produce including salad peas, lettuce, onions, cabbage, new potatoes, raspberries, blackberries, brown eggs, plants, lamb, honey, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods and much much more. In addition to far, produce the market features an array of craftitems including note cards, jewelry, crocheted items, aprons, pictures, etc. Weekly events: Blood Pressure Checks Farron Couch 10 am Kids activities Music of Charlie Engle and Megan Clay 1 1 am We are certified to accept EBT, debit cards and Senior Citizen coupons. Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market, The Clinch River Farmers Market is working on publishing a cookbook. If2 ou have recipes you wish to submit for consideration in the cookbook, you may drop them offat the market or at the Town Hall. We are looking foward to publishing a great cookbook. Thanks! I rr I I I of fifteen, she didn't think she Jimmie Wells and Anna Ruth Musick Wells needed to have a high school education. After quitting school, them success. Ruth says thatThe Wells are very thankful she found work doing baby-after having been out of school t'or the expertise and patience of sitting and housekeeping. She for so many years and because their teachers, for the support married as a teenager, and that of drastic changes in education, they were given by their family, marriage eventually ended in it was just like starting over in and for God's help in enabling divorce, school. She never thought she them to reach their goals. Ruth Jimmie and Ruth met in would be able to do it. feels that earning her GED 1971 after Jimmie had returned Jimmie and Ruth loved certificate is the greatest accom- to Honaker from living a few coming to class and found that plishment she has ever made years in Florida. A courtship they loved learning. Jimmie other than having her two developed, and they married in comments that he learned things children. position. 1973. Jimmie comments that he in math he had never seen On May 24, 2012, the Wells before. Ruth remarks that it was proudly walked across the stage If you small gas, and it and Ruth are "like two peas in a special to be able to go through at Lebanon Middle School in is safe to do so, turn off the pod." He says, "We do every- cylinder valve, turning it to the thing together around the the program as a couple, their caps and gowns to receive right (clockwise). If you arehouse." Jimmie and Ruth worked their high school-level credent- unable to turn off the valve, I first met Jimmie and Ruth alongside each other as they ials. Jimmie, one of the student prepared for one subject test speakers at the graduation cere- immediately leave the area and while I was manning a Race to after the other. If they didn't mony, inspired the audience dial 911 or call your local fire GED information booth at department. Before you use the Food City in Lebanon in 2004. succeed in passing a test the with his and Ruth's story of grill again, have a qualified It was there that I spoke with first time, they didn't give Up. persistence. Jimmie and Ruth service technician inspect your them about attending a free They were committed to work- want to be role models for their grill and cylinder. GED preparation class in ing even harder to reach their grandchildren, and they want to Consult a qualified ser- Honaker and the importance of goals, encourage all children to know vice technician if you are having obtaining a GED credential. They attended class regu- the value of an education and grill or propane cylinder pro- They took. my message seri-larly and studied together at stay in school. blems, ously and joined a class inhome until they were able toIf you didn't finish high Don't October 2004. earn their GED certificates in school, contact Southwest Re- * Smoke while handling a Jimmie had been out of March 2012. Ruth, at the age of gional Adult Education at 889- propane cylinder, school for forty-six years, and it 59, passed her final test on 5424, or call toll-free at 1-866- March 12, and it was a morning 581-9935 Use matches or lighters had been thirty-six year since of celebration at the Russell GED is a registered trade- to check for propane leaks. Ruth had been a student in a Pour an accelerant such classroom. Nevertheless, this County School Board Office on mark of the American Council as lighter fluid or gasoline on the couple decided it was time to March 16 when Jimmie, at the on Education. Used under lic- age of 70, got the news that he ense. grill, complete this part of their lives- had passed his final test! .... Allow children to together. Jimmie said that tamper with the cylinder or grill, before I spoke with him at Food Crossroads Medical at Oxbow Center Use, store, or transport City, he had never even thought propane cylinders near high about earning his GED on fourth Thursdays of each month temperatures (this includes certificate. storing spare cylinders near theThe first evening of classCrossroads Medical, a St. Paul on the fourth Thursday grill), for these two was just the mobile medical clinic, offers free of each month. beginning of a seven and half primary medical care for the For an appointment, please year journey of hard work and underserved in the area. It is call the Oxbow Center at 276- perseverance that would bring located at the Oxbow Center in 762-0700. Jerry McClure Joe Salyer Scott Fields Chevrolet Malibu IL, silver, loaded with many great options like On Star, Safety and Security Package, Driver Information Center, excellent gas mileage Stock #16453 Nina Fields Tim Tickles net of all rebates See one of our experienced sales staff for all the details about this and the many other great buys we have! Cody Holmes Robert Boiling Morgan McClure Castlewood US HWY 58 Castlewood, VA (276) 762-2311 Visit us at (Castlewood) 13ME: | CHEVY turn the building into a state-of- the-art museum that will pay homage to the 1927 Bristol Ses- sions recordings, which helped rally international support for country music, and educate an estimated 75,000 visitors on the cultural, regional and musical heritage of this region. When the murals are finished in the next few weeks, they will be mounted in the second-floor windows overlooking Cumberland Street. Paint and creative imagina- tions are flowing on the second- floor landing of VI's J.F. Hicks Library, as rising junior Joey Blevins (Glade Spring)junior Jerry Allen (Charlotte, NC) and sophomore Tyler Moreland (Bristol, TN) illustrate original ~awings on massive 9 foot by 15 foot plywood canvases. Ble- vins, who is tackling the biggest art project of his career, will soon complete his interpretation of an iconic fiddle. Moreland's canvas will display an early Victrola phonograph and Allen will graffiti a symbolic piece depicting two young people trying on the musician and miner garb of their grandparents. "Even though we were given' free reign with our designs, our illustrations all happen to com- pliment each other and blend various styles and cultural per- spectives," said Blevins. Virginia Intermont cultural heritage professor and BCMA board member Jessica Turner noted that the Alliance board unanimously approved the stu- dents' designs and are thrilled to see student involvement in the downtown cultural center. "This project is a big deal for our students, because it gives them experience working on a large-scale project that will pro- bably be present in the com- munity for a few years," said Turner. According to Turner, the project was made possible by local businesses, Woods Paint and Godsey Supply, who donat- ed the paint and wood. Deadline for classifieds is Tuesday noon! h.