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Vol. LIX, No. 24 576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 '" 'l'he time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, June 15, 2Oi7 Saint Paul, Virginia V ir~ i. n i a PRESS 50 cents On Saturday, June 17, 2017, from noon until 8:30 p.m. at the High Knob Recreation Area, the High Knob Music Festival Group, a subcommittee of the High Knob Enhancement Corporation, presents highly acclaimed regional bands and musi- cians that will fill the forest with music. The event is free, open to the public and part of the "Crooked Roads Mountains of Music Homecoming". There will be food vendors and Visi- tors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. The day use fee for the High Knob Music Festival will be waived and shuttle service will be provided for overflow parking. The festival showcases a variety of regional musi- cians who represent south- western Appalachia's strong musical tradition. The music program includes: 12:15-12:25 Randy Stanley bagpipe solo 12:35-1:15 - UpYonder 1:30-2:15 - .The Thomas Cassell Project 2:30-3:30 - Ron Short and the Possum Playboys 4:00-5:00 - Mountain Soul featuring Angel Medfford and Chris Rose 5:30-6:30 - J.V. Squad 7:00-8:30 Hello October All performances will be held in the High Knob Recreation Area's amphitheater. Nestled in the forest between the pic- nic area and High Knob Lake, at an estimated ele- vation of 3,800 feet, the amphitheater creates a beautiful natural backdrop for a musical experience. Music has long been associated with High Knob. High Knob wit- nessed "The Appalachia People's Old Timey Folk Rock Camp Meeting Music Fair" between 1970- 1972. Musicians played throughout the afternoon in 2015 to celebrate High Knob Recreation Area's 75th anniversary. The 2016 High Knob Music Festival drew 700 attendees. Today people find their way to High Knob to practice in the amphitheater or simply sit around a campfire strumming a guitar. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the High Knob Recreation Area between 1938 and 1942. It officially opened on July 1, 1940 and quickly became the place to go for people to escape the summer heat and refresh in the lake's cool waters. Local folks tell tales of visitors waiting for the gate to open so they could secure a picnic area or camp site. High Knob now offers thirteen individ- ual campsites ($10.00 per night) and one group site ($20.00) per night that are available on a first come basis. Numerous volunteer and sponsors contributed time and funding to make The High Knob Music Festival possible. They include: The U.S. Forest Service, Ball Construction Company, The Smoke Shack, Applebee's, Sykes, Telemed, The City of Norton, The Fox House, Coeburn Boy Scout Troop 301, The High Knob Enhancement Corporation, CSE Insurance, Innovative Graphics, Dough Makers Pizza, Wise County Tourism, Hagy Fawbush Funeral Home, the John I. Burton High School foot- ball team, MEOC and scores of hard working vol- unteers and musicians who are sharing their time and talent. Six highly acclaimed regional bands including the Thomas Casseil Project (pictured) will play at the 2017 High Knob Music Festival. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT-First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month. The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st [ll[l[l!UN!llll Thursdays, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The" Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and fam- ilies Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679-0810. ACOA MEETING- Adult Children 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 meets at 3 pm third Sundays at Ma Whitenack Little League Field. All inter- ested persons are invit- ed to attend. H.O.P.E. HOUSE- H.O.P.E. House pro- vides emergency shel- ter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed- training available. Call 1-800-572-2278. SENIOR CITI- ZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County residents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY-Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are Mon 10am-2pm; Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Wed & Fri. 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are: 9:30am- 6pm Monday; 10:30am-7pm Tuesday; Closed Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday Closed. Sunday Closed. DICKENSON- BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and Sundays 1 to 3. SOCIAL SECURI- TY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone num- bers are 1-800-772- 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul meet at the Library on first Tuesdays at 5:30 pro. VFW POST 9864- VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers wel- comed. HEALTH SER- VICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-8pm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family plan- ning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WlC, Paps and immu- nizations. Appointments are nec- essary for all but immu- nizations. For an appointment, call 762- 328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showers. All proceeds reha- bilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For informa: tion, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTH- DAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-12 noon. For information call Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or Ranetta Davis, 276- 889-8206. FREE ADULT ED- Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job- related skills including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 Sixty Years of Good Citizenship By Jerry Couch This year, the Castlewood Lions Club once again offered its vision screening clinic at the Clinch River Days fes- tival in St. Paul. The preci- sion examination equip- ment pictured in the June 3rd photo that accompanies this article is similar to the equipment used by optometrists and ophthal- mologists to determine degrees vision impairment, as well as amblyopia (also called "lazy eye"), and glaucoma. Sixty people made good use of the opportunity to receive vision examina- tions at Clinch River Days. As always, this important service was offered at no cost. In addition, 17 need- based Vision Care Certificates were awarded. These certificates entitle the holder to a professional eye examination and eye- glasses at no cost from a participating vision care specialist. Think about this for a moment then ask yourself, "What is my vision worth?" I'd say it is price- less, wouldn't you? What exactly do Lions Club~ do, and why do they do it? The following infor- mation was taken directly from the Club's website: "Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organi- zation with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. "In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told mem- bers of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. "The Commonwealth of Virginia proudly joined its ranks in 1921. Currently there are six Districts rep- resenting 300 Lions Clubs and close to 7,500 Virginia members [the Castlewood Lions Club is part of District 24F]. "With the simple motto of 'We Serve,' the Lions of Virginia work tirelessly to better the Commonwealth. Helping the blind and visu- ally impaired was the first project of Virginia Lions Clubs and continues to be our biggest project of all. Although Lions have been known to work with the blind and hearing impaired, we will do any- thing for those in need. Night and day the Lions of Virginia will serve you. Here's how the club describes its mission: "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and pro- mote international under- standing through Lions Clubs." LIONS CODE OF ETHICS To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service. To Seek success and to demand all fair remunera- tion or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advan- tage taken or because of questionable acts on my part. To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself. Whenever a doubt aris- es as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself. To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands noth- ing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given. Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyal- ty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means. To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy. To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy. The men and women of the Castlewood Lions Club have been an asset to our community since the club was chartered on November 6, 1957. The Clinch Valley Times con- gratulates the club for being an example of good citizenship in action for almost 60 years! MAKING A DIFFERENCE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Abby Bradley (seated, left) a rising 7th grader at Castlewood Elementary School, along with club members Twila Gullet (standing, left), and Jennifer Joiliffe (standing, right) performed Lions Club vision screenings at this year's Clinch River Days. Abby is proof that good citizenship begins early in life.