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Clinch Valley Tim s L " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things , ,, ,,_,.._. _ s s%c/-o_.Z2. Thursday, June 20, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia "50c FINALLY... weather permitting the pool will open on Friday, June 21. Major repairs have been made to pipes beneath the pool and also the shower and kitchen area. New pool furniture has arrived and will be in place soon. MEOC to offer Cancer Survivorship classes transportation is available thro- Managing medication; ugh Mountain Empire Transit to Creating an exercise plan. attend these classes• The classes will be held at the MEOC Administrative office building in Big Stone Gap. Each class member will re- ceive a free copy of a very helpful reference book titled Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions. Content areas include topics such as: Managing difficult emo- tions; Relaxation techniques; Maintaining a healthy diet; and Participants are encouraged to pre-register as soon as pos- sible so educational materials can be obtained in advance. If you, or a family member, are interested in attending a work- shop, please contact Leigh Ann Bolinskey or Marilyn Pace Max- well at (276) 523-4202. Classes are limited to 16 persons so please call MEOC today. Please spread the word to persons that you think might be interested. Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. and the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Re- source Center will offer educa- tional and support workshops for cancer survivors, family mem- bers and those impacted by cancer. The self management workshops are free, are for persons 18 years and older and are designed for people who have had a diagnosis of cancer and who are no longer in treatment. Also, family members and friends impacted by cancer Decreasing pain and fatigue; The workshops will be led by Cancer Survivors and others who recently completed an in- tense training on the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving curricu- lum. Workshop2 are held for two and a half ffturs, once a week, : for six weeks. The next series of classes will begin on Wednesday, July 10 from 10 am until 1 pm. Lunch will be provided. The classes will be held at the same time on July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 and August 14. Free are encouraged to attend as well. -- Cleveland 4 th of July Celebration Cleveland's Fourth Annual Vendors must furnish their own 4 th of July Celebration will be' tent and tables. (No outside held on July 3 at the Cleveland electricity will be available). Ballpark and Recreational Center Parade line up will begin at beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. attire Cleveland Town lasting until 11:00 p.m. Hall and the parade will start at There will be food, live 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at music, a remote control air show, dark. games, face painting, tattoos, a For any additional informa- parade, fire trucks, rescue tion call the Cleveland Town squads, horse rides along with Hall at 276.889.4365. This event other activities throughout the is sponsored by the Town of evening for everyone to enjoy. Cleveland. Everyone is welcome Vendors can set up for free. to attend[ I ................... I I Calendar of events... I AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except maintains a Policy Manual which is available to the public in the library of each school and in each county public library, ,,,Copies of the Russell County School Board Policy Manual have been placed in the office and the library of each school, and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP-Women survivors 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 Runde 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 re- sume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-Tbe Ap- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zeus provides disability transport- ation services in Buchanan, Dickeuson, 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. The Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." "Call William T. Fuller, 276"-623-3410 or fullerjr 1942 JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fled Matthews Mem- orial Library and help promote the improvement of facilities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Mattbews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of die 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 meetirgs are on the second Tuesday. All meetings are 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 Cceburn VFW Post from 9am- June. FOOD BANK-First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am at the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER-Tbe West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495- 8473. CLOTHES CLOSET-Tbe Wom- en On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confid- ential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-201 i; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- nnsdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Gleuna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-Tbe Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Fur more information, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 pm 2 *d Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pin 3 ' Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pro. 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 Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pro. 800-572-2278. SENIOR CITIZENS-The Custle- 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 M/Tu/Th 9am-8pm; W/F 9am-hpm; Sa 10am-2pm. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9am-Spin Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- days and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules• DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 pm. SOCIAL SECURITY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone numbers 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 Thursdays at 4 pm. VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas daring any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-gpm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Ap- pointments are necessary for all but immunizations. For an appointment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showers. All proceeds rehahilitate tl Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100 TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well counties who are I00 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100 th birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES calendar on page 3 I Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pln, Clintwood United Methodist Church• COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL-IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pro, St. Paul Town Hall• ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, I pln, 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 lustruetion will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Stated Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- bors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 pro, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 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 families Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pro, 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-H.O.P.E. 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 III[ll!l!l!Jill!l!l!i!l!lllll Church and church-related activities Pool to open soon At Monday night's regular and responsibility for getting Town Council meeting, Mayor Kyle Fletcher announced that the target date for the opening of the refurbished town swimming pool is Friday, June 21. The weather can still play a big factor in that date. Treasurer Debbie Baca told the Council that the total costs for the pool work will come to $198,000. This includes $67,000 in extra work that had to be done due to the broken pipes beneath the pool that had to be replaced. The Council passed a bond resolution to set interim fin- ancing of $800,000 for slag removal from the sewage treat- ment plant and the installatign of pipes crossing Bickley Bridge.. Councilman Jason Kilgore announced that all the new park playground equipment has arrived and the camera will be here this week. Installation of the equipment work done in a timely manner. The Council also voted to let Jessica Hileman of Jessica's Little Feet use the swimming pool to teach the water exercise, aqua zumba, to those interested. It was also pointed out that Ms. Hileman has all the necessary certifications needed to conduct the class. Councilman Tim Boardwine announced that the building committee had met and Council approved hiring an engineer to compile a bid package including specifications for repairs for the library, pool building and the Railroad Museum. Earl Carter, in his water and sewer report, said that the grit plant was experiencing some trouble with the screens at the grit removal plant tearing and that they were searching for a way to stop this problem. The Council gave a lease to caboose at the park for her Clinch River Adventures busi- ness. She will rent canoes, kayaks and bicycles to those who want to explore the Clinch River and ride along the trails that run close to the river. Alicia Williams and Misty Lee of the Clinch River Little League asked the Council for permission to use town streets in a planned 5K race to raise funds for the Little League. The ladies were asked to meet with council at its next regular meeting to answer further questions and get a report from the VDOT concerning the use of streets and highways in the area for such an event. After a closed session the Council voted to ask the town's attorney to work with a town resident on legal matters. The Council then voted to continue the meeting on Tues- day, June 25 at 6 pm to approve the budget for the upcoming and camera system will begin Terri Ann Funk to use the fiscal year. next week he told tbe was announced that a Sting operation nets arrest public hearing on the ATV ordinance will be held at a later date to be announced. The Council voted to request that Robert Mullins, the county building inspector, be asked to inspect the old Lions Den for purposes of possible condem- nation. The Council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Main Street program to fund the program's manager. The Council also voted to issue a letter of support for the Clinch River Valley Initiative and be a lead partner with the group. The Council had a brief discussion dealing with the lines of communication between Council and town employees After a collective effort bet- ween the Wise County Com- monwealth Attorney's Office and the Wise County Sheriff's Office, Timothy Lewis McGraw, age 31, of 1521 Spring Ave. Norton was arrested on June 12 in the Town of Pound. McGraw was charged with one count of use of communication systems to facilitate certain offenses in- volving children. He is currently being held in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began earlier in the week involving a suspect who was communicating thro- ugh Facebook instant messaging using sexually explicit content. During the course of the under- cover operation the suspect agre- ed to meet with an Investigator, fled location. The suspect, in- stead was greeted by members of the Sheriff's Response Team and was immediately taken into custody without incident. The Sheriff's Office encour- ages parents to be aware of the dangers of the Internet and to monitor their child's cell phone and computer use. To assist in this effort the FBI offers a comprehensive guide to internet safety on their website at the- following link http;//www, fbi.g0v/stats- services/publications/parent- The investigation is ongoing with more charges pending. The Wise County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with additional information to contact _ Sgt. Duane Phillips at 276-328- and also the lines of supervision posing as the minor, at a speci- 3566 or How much was it wo00h in 1861 ? by Jerry Couch On August 1, 1861, property from the estate of George Gose of the Mew community was sold at auction for the benefit of his heirs. The sale attracted buyers from all over Russell County, and Tazewell County as well. The principal bidder was George Gose's son, George Cowan Gose. Many ofthe other bidders were owners of the larger farms in the Castlewood area. Small farmers were hampered from bidding at auctions because payment had to be tendered in cash. Barter was the principal medium of exchange for small farmers and consequently very little cash passed through their hands in a year's time. Prior to the sale, appraisers 'inventoried George Gose's estate and submitted an estimate of its worth. This estimate in- cluded personal property and chattels, as well as numerous uncollected debts owed to the estate. The total estimated value of the estate came to $21,183.90. This amount included the slaves of George Gose who were in- cluded in the sale. Fortunaty, their condition of slavery vas coming to an end. In just a tw years, they would be free. The following is the bill of sale from the auction which lists what was sold, who bought it, and what was paid for it. This bill of sale helps us understand what was considered valuable in Russell County at the beginning of the Civil War and how much people were willing to pay to possess it. Those who purchas- ed items sold at this auction were fortunate. By the war's end, some of these things (salt, for example) would become extremely scarce. • ! man's saddle  - Charles G. Gose - $9.00 • 1 woman's saddle Samuel Porter- $I .00 • 1 pair truck wheels - G. C. Gose - $3.00 • 1 axe & plow - G. C. Gose - $2.25 • 1 plow - G. C. Gose - $1.25 • I plow and stretchers - G. C. Gose - $1.00 s 1 two-horse wagon - G. C. Gose - $40.00 • 1 scythe and cradle - Samuel Porter - $1.00 • 1 scythe and cradle - G. C. Gose - $0.50 • 1 pair traces & chains - George Banner- $1.30 • 1 pair traces & chains - Stephen Gose - $1.35 • Harness & backband - Stephen Banner - $0.25 • 2 kettles - N. D. Gose - $5.00 • 1 cow - William Long - $17.00 • I cow - Alexander Austin - $13.00 • 1 cow - C. G. Gose - $18.00 $18.25 $15.00 - $15.00 • 1 cow - James M. Bickley - $22.00 • 1 cow - Thomas Talbert - $13.25 • I cow - N T. Meade - $19.75 • 1 cow - Thomas Talbert - $12.00 • 1 cow - G. C. Gose - $10.25 • 1 cow - N B. Gray - $18.00 • 1 cow - C. G. Gose - $12.00 • 1 cow - George Banner -$14.50 • 1 cow - Aaron Gose - $7.00 • 20 head 2-year-old I cow - Daniel Salyer - 1 cow - G. C. Gose - 1 cow - Murianne Gose cattle - C. G. Gose - $350.00 • 1 heifer & calf- Robert Boyd - $26.50 • 14 head calves - G. C. Gose $112.00 • 9 yearlings G.C. Gose - $110.00 • 1 mule colt - Samuel Porter - $27.00 • 1 mare & colt - William D. Snapp - $85.50 • 1 mare & colt - Jefferson Jessee - $157.00 • 1 pair work mules - William Samples - $362.25 • ! mare - G. C, Gose - $126.00 • I mule - Robert Boyd - $75.00 • 1 two-year-old filly - G. C. Gose - $51.00 • 1 two-year-old filly - Henry R. Gose - $70.50 • 10 choice hogs - Simon Stairs - $100.00 • 19 hogs - Simon Stairs - $96.00 • 10 hogs - Simon Stairs - $67.25 • 10 hogs - Simon Stairs $40.25 • 10 choice sheep - Andrew Eraley - $15.50 • 10 sheep Andrew Fraley - $16.00 • 10 sheep Martin Jessee - $15.55 • . I0 sheep Andrew Fraley - $I 5.20 • 1 rifle gun - George Banner - $6.25 • •1 Negro woman and 3 children - Charles H. Gilmer - $900.00 • 1 Negro boy, Lilbum - William N. Leece - $600.00 • 1 Negro girl, Martha - Charles H Gilmer - $440.00 • 1 Negro boy, Sampson - Aaron Gose - $550.00 • •1 rick wheat - William N. Osborne - $47.75 • 1 rick wheat - William N. Osborne - $30.00 • 1 rick rye - G. C. Gose - $33.75 • 1 set blacksmith's tools - Elizabeth Gose - $20.00 • 25' bushels salt Elizabeth Gose - $4.00 • 75 pounds iron - Elizabeth Gose - $3.75 • i wheat fan - Elizabeth Gose - $15..00 • I rick rye -Aaron Gose - $30.50. • 1 rick oats - Aaron Gose - $11.50 • Two interests in the Negroes 'belonging to the Widow Osborne, her dower in the Lee Estate - G. C. Gose - $75.00 • One field of corn - G. C. Gose - $75.00 The executors of the estate also sold 102 acres of land at $35 per acre to William N. Osborne and William C. Jackson by order to George Gose's will.