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Clinch Valley Times , " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Vol. LI, No. 25 Thursday, June 18, 2009 IIIII II ..t GINIA "" A 550ci O/v ~ Saint Paul, Virginia 50c i I I i Townwon'trinse real estate / , // = ..... The Lane vehicle Two injured in two-vehicle accident Friday Two men were injured in a pain, both men were transported George Robinson, Moore was two-vehicle accident that oc- curred at about 11:55 a.m. Fri- day, June 12, at the intersection of Routes 58A and 63 in St. Paul. Injured were Christ0pher Lane, 20, St. Paul, and Manford D. Moore, 73, Axton, Virginia. to Russell County Medical Cen- ter by the Castlewood Rescue Squad. Both were wearing seat belts. The accident occurred when Lame, driving a 1996 Oldsmo- bile Bravado, was turning left from Route 63 to 58A East. traveling west on 58A when he apparently went through a red light, and the 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving struck the Lane vehicle. Both vehicles sustained severe da- mage. Lt. Robinson issued Moore a Complaining of chest and back According to St. Paul Police Lt. citation for reckless driving. Dominion CEO named to UVa-Wise Board -Theuniversityof v~gin-h's -sup-'~rt of~e C0ilege at Wise Board of Visitors has appointed are well known," Prior said. Thomas F. Farrell II to serve on the Board of The University of Virginia's College at Wise. Farrell, a member of the Board of Visitors and former rector of the University, serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "I have enjoyed working closely with the College at Wise community for these last eight years and am honored to serve on the College's Board," Farrell said. The Board of Visitors ap- pointed Farrell to a four-year term, UVa-Wise Chancellor Da- vid J. Prior said. "Mr. Farrell's long record of dedicated service to the sity of Virginia and his "We are delighted to formally welcome him to our Board." Board of Visitors member Don Pippin, who also serves on the UVa-Wise Board, called Farrell's leadership inspiring. "Adding Mr. Farrell to the College Board at Wise is like adding Babe Ruth to the Yankee batting order," Pippin said. "The College at Wise is fortunate be- yond words to have a man who, by all accounts, is among the most respected leaders in Vir- g~Ja. I can't wait to work with him. He will be a tremendous Board nmnber." Jim Gott, chair of the UVa- Wise Board, said Farrell makes a wonderful addition to the Board. "He is a long-time supporter of our College and the Uni- versity as evidenced by his tenure on the Board of Visitors, where he served a term as rector," Gott said. "He has been and will continue to be a strong advocate of our College in Richmond and Charlottesville." Farrell earned his under- graduate degree in economics in 19]o and his law degree in 1979, both from the University of Virginia. A member of the Board of Directors of Dominion Resources and Altria, Inc., Far- rell also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Colonial Wil- liamsburg Foundation and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He serves on the boards of the Institute of Nuclear Power ~(Continued on-page 4) _ Calendar of events... hA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stme oup, 8 p.m, Epi.~o~ Chord~ Wedmminys: Wise, 8 p.m., Tmity United Methodist Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 p.m., Clintwcod United Metho- dist Churc&. COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pyn, sd~ol caf~erin. ST. PAUL IDA BOAg.D-Fom~h Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Prod Town ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town Hall. CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-Tbe C~ Water & Sewage :AW, hority Board of Directors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Fh~t Tuesday, I p.m., Appala- chim Agency for Senior Cilizem o~ce, ~ Hill. F~e. - NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- and Saturaays, s p.m, Prt~bymm~ Chu~h. Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-St~d ~ will be held the third Saturd~ of aw, h month. The School of ~on will be -beld on fomth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #043-Se- Cond ~ys, 7:30 p.m., Star. ed Communieatio~ First Thm~ day, 7 p.m., School of~. VFW POST #416S2, DAV CHAPTER 12-.4th Tuesday. 7 p.m., VFW, Riverview, Co~tma. -NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Tborese's Neigh. bors Aid Building, new & used ~lothing for role. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -F/rst Monday, p.m., Lebanon.. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated ~eafi~, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction th/xd Thursdays, 7 p.m.. .[~,ECOVERY GROUP-The :Wise County Mental Health Cen. ter conducts a recov~y group for b~bstance abusers ~ families Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Ch/Id- r~ of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., First BapfistCbumh, Cue- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITrLE LEAGUE The Clinch Rivm" Little Bo~d meets at 4 p.m, thkd Sm~duys at the UMWA Building in Cnstlewood. An interested are invited to (round, NEIGHBO~D WATCH The Dante Neighborhood Wash l~'ogr~n will meet at 7 p.m.on second Monduys at the Dante C, mmnunity Building. Call 495- 7007 for infom~tion. H.O.P.E. HOUSE H.O.P.E. House provides emes- gancy shelter ~ victims of do- mestic violan, Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Banh- atom counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed-train. ing available. Call 1-80O.572- 2278. SENIOR CITIZENS ...The Cutlewood Senior Citi- zero meet at I0 am. Wedn~hys at the Ca.d~vood Linm Den. Anytme 60 Or over is invited. ...The ~ ~ Citizens meet each Monday ~md Tm~iny at I0 a.m. at tl~ 13~nt~ Fire D~- pro'time. Ru~eil, County resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO,'LIBRARY at the Rus,~ll Cou~j public Lit~'y, Lebanon, are Mfru/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p,m.', W/F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 Am.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. Fred Matdiews Memorial Library, St. Paul. m'e 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wedne~ day#Fridays/Satordays, and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. T~lays md Thursdays. See Libmy for specinl program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson.Bundy Log Home is open w~idy ~ouigh sat~l~, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Sozial S~'unty Oflt~ is open Momlays-Fridays fi'om 9 a.m..4 p.m. Phone numbem ere 1- 800-772-1213 Or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends ofthe J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet at the Library on fourth Tue~duys at 11:00 a.m. VFW POST 9~1~4 VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- comes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 98(91, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and send name, ~ldre-~ and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES The Wise Coenty Health D- p~, Wise, is open from 8 a.m..-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- nits will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and ndult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Appointments are necessary for all but immuniza- tion: For an appoint-merit, 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is. available for reunions, birth- days and ~ower~. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Conmmmty Center. For infom~ call 395-6398. IO6TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes per~ns in Russell, Dickenson, Buchenan and Tazcwell counties who ~'e 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1.80O.656-2272, to ad- vise AASC of any upcoming 10oth+ bh~May. SCHOOL POLICIES ...The Wise County School Board maintains a Policy Manual which is available to the public in the library of each achool and in each county public librmy. ..,Copies of the Russell Comfy School Board Policy Manual have been placed in the office and the library of each sehcol, and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP Women ~a.vivors of se~ml as- sault ate invited to attend Clinch valley Commmity A~iun, Inc./ Family Cmis Services' support group meeting with vi,~ims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12 nora. For infommion, Hall Rande HacMer, 276-988- 5583, or ~ Davis, 276-889- 82O6. FREE ADULT ED Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Day6me and evening classes for ndults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related sldlis in- cluding resume writing and inter- viewni8. For details, Hall 1-g0o. 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION The Apl~hichian Agency for Senior Citizens Wovides disabili- ty tra~mm~ services in BO~- hmum, Dickenson, Rmmell and T~II ~ to indiwd' uals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays. Russell County Public Libt'my, Lebanon. The Group's lxa'po~ is "to laura, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call Will/am T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 or fnilerir !,com. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Memorial Library and help promote the improvement of faci- lities and services of the h'brary. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J, Fred Matthews Memo- rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of 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 meet- ings axe on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights. Coebuna-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist c~ents and answer questions at the Coebmn VFW Post from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays except June, Russell County-DAV Service Officer Perry Johnson assists veteran filing claims third Tues- days fi'om 2-3:30 p.m., at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Russell County--Americun Legion Post 208 Post Service Officer Todd Sniyer can assist with veterans' claims, records and family assistance. Call him at 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. FOOD BANK F/rst Baptist Chinch, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank ~h Tues. day from 9-1 i a.m. at the cbm-ch. Donations ate welcomed. All in need of food are welcome, COMMUNITY CENTER The We,t Dante Community Center nm,*~s at 7 p.m. first Mon- days, FOr more information, Hall 495-7026 Or 495-8473. CLOTHES CLOSET The Woman On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is wdcoma. FREE HI TESTING Health Depar'unents in the Leno- wiseo Hoalth District offer free coufidantial H~V testi~ out the year. For informa6on, call Wise Conaty, 318-81)00; Lee Co. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Sxor~ Co. Health Dept., .276- 386-1312. FREE GEl) CLASSES Free GED classes are offered at tt~ Oxbow Fan61y Investment CenteL St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon. Glenna McRcynolds is th~ teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. C/RADD MEETING A meeting of C/RADD will be held at 5:30 p.m. on second Thorsday~. The raentings will be held at the Dante Museum. GED ONLINE The Regional Adult Education Program is offering flee GED Classes online. This service is fOr qualifying and adult learners, with or wilhoat ll~ei) Own home com- puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On- line Coordinator Marei Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testin8 is available Mon- day throngh Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for informa- tion concerning GEl) testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 pro, 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:30 p.m. 1st Mondays at the Dante Museum. Communit- y Meeting is 3rd Tuesday in March, June, Sept. & Dec. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All are weloome--admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION Book Discussion Group One of J, Fred Mard~ws Memorial Lib- nut meets fourth Thursdays of every month (except November and December, which are combined into one holiday meeting the first Thursday in December) at the Riverside Diner. The next meeting is Thursday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 tax rate but old rate applies 9 to reassessed property values Council, pending !he oppoffiiiii- Domin-ion Power Company that ty for further study. ^ the company will seek a rate During the portion ot the increase. meeting devoted to Public Re- In other requests, Council quests, Kathy Dotson and Me- approved a $50 contribution to lissa Wharton, representing Ap- Trail of the Lonesome Pine; palachian Children's Theatre, $250 to St. Paul High School asked if Council would make a for the August Football Jambo- contribution to the project. Later ree; and members approved an in the meeting, members voted additional $100 for the St. Paul The St. Paul Town Council, meeting on Monday at 4 p.m., voted to maintain the present tax rate of 18c, but to schedule the required public hearing. A hear- ing is necessary since taxpayers whose real property was recent- ly reassessed by the county at a higher value than before will pay higher local taxes, even though the rate remains the same. That public hearing will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 20. In the meantime, the Town Council held a public hearing on the advertised 2009-2010 bud- get at 5:30 p.m. Monday. No one appeared to speak for or against the budget as published. Council's vote on the budget will be held during its June 24 meeting, which will be a contin- uation of this week's meeting. A public hearing was held at 5:45 p.m. Monday on proposed changes to the Town's Property Maintenance Code, which will bring these ordinances into com- liance with state requirements. e changes are in the areas of maintaining good sanitation, cutting weeds, and parking in- operative vehicles. No one was present at the public hearing to speak for or against the changes. Council will vote on them during the June 24 continuation meeting. In other business, Council authorized a committee consist- mg of several Council and Mayor Fletcher to attena a meeting concerning possible ap- plication for grants for two lap- top computers for the police department. The committee was granted Council's authority to make a decision on applying for the funding. A letter from Charles Willis concerninR annexing property to contribute $400. Elementary Playground Fund, Also during that period, IDA which increases the town's total Chairman Bob Harrison pre- contribution to $500. sented Council with the deed to property between Dinsmore Present for the meeting were Hall and the Ma Whitenack Council members Sharon Steele, Little League Field. The proper- Grant Marshall, Harry Kelly, Raymond Trent and Blake ~Ye will be used for the velopment of a skateboard Whitenack; Mayor Kyle Flet- park. cher; Town Attorney Mitchell Mayor Fletcher announced Mobley; Town Treasurer Deb- that he has been notified b_y Old bie Baca; and several spectators. Progress meeting on projects held by Town and ..... Dominion Town officials met with Do- Mark Hill briefly discussed minion representatives, Mattern line work which is to be done. & Craig engineer Mark Hill, A discussion on funding and several others on Tuesday followed, and all learned that morning to hear what progress the funding requirements are in has been made on the water, place, documents are being wastewater and sanitary sewer prepared to be signed, and the projects which the Town is money should be available by conducting in preparation for June 26. the completion of the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center. -" "" eaa ;n- A report from K~,le Butts, project engineer mr Mid- "Be Creative @ Your Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc., Library" this summer at the J. aPborovided up-to-date informationFred Matthews Memorial ut the tank which will be Library and explore the worlds installed. Preliminary excava- of music, dance, art, books and tion will begin early in July, and will be ready when the tank more. materials arrive on site at the Join others at this exciting end of July or first of August. Summer Reading Program at the Council will consider what Library at 11 a.m. Thursday, members would like to have June 25. Creativity will be written and/or pictured on the explored as each participant bank, and will make a decision makes a mask using a variety of on Gray Hill.. was. tabled b.y later. " craft items. Lebanon author Helen Owens takes readers on a fascinating journey to the old days New historical fiction recaptures the past through a compelling tale of life on the frontier Imagine what life has like sins, and neighbors in the Pa- -- two hundred years ago and how triot cause in his unholy quest the people lived then. Walk the for vengeance. Strong female lands that they trod and tour the characters walk beside their men battlegrounds on which they and' through artistry and grace, fought as author Helen S. produce families Worthy of a Owens weaves a compelling tale new nation. Sarah's daughters of life on the frontier in Stand TerreU and Sally, neighbor Sam and Face the Morning. Tweddy, whose husband travels Stand and Face the Morning with Daniel Boone into Kentuc- tells a robust, romantic story of Icy, and Annie McKinnev. the Musick and Lewis families whose eyes look ever toward the of Colonial Virginia who fob western lands. lowed the migration down the A culmination of the author's Great Wagon Road into the livelong dream, Stand and Face back country of the Carolinas. the Morning paints a realistic The narrative follows them picture of life on the frontier. through the trials of hewing Meticulously researched, Owens homesteads from the wilderness, places much care and attention wrestling with the choices of to detail and vividly recaptures allegiance at the onset of the the past through her arresting Helen Owens and Lucy Revolutionary War, and sting- narrative and remarkable char- gling for survival as they are acters. Follow the family's fas- For more information about- caught up in the bitter civil war cinating journey and relive the or to purchase--this intriguing which engulfs their homeland, frontier days. novel, log onto www.Xlibris, Get to know palriarch Abram An avid student of history, corn, and Musick and his wife Sarah Owens has written a compelling The whose abiding love undergirds story of life on the frontier. Shebooks are available in St. Paul the family. Their eldest son has shared her passion for his- at the Law Office of Frank Lewis is more sensitive than tory and for literature with her Kilgore, Russell Street; and in others and carries within himself students at both the secondary Lebanon at Sweet Magnolia, the wrongs and hurts he en- and college levels for more than Main Street. counters. He .joins brothers, con- 25 years. NEWLY PUBLIsHED...Students in Shonna MeReynolds' second grade class at Casflewood Elementary School have become authors and illustrators. They wrote and illustrated a book titled "I Have A Dream." Each student wrote how he/she could make the world a better place to live. The participating students, not necessarily pictured in this order, are Bailee Cress, Kara Elam, Brady Elam, Daya Hall, Seth Hylton, Haleigh Ingle, Gunnar Jessee, Isabella Jessee, MeKenna Jordan, Cage Justus, Isabelle Kennedy, Chloe Marshall, Dana Neeee, Gracie Phillips, Zoe Phillips, Reeee Ruff, Trey Salyers and Dalton Taylor.