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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 4, 2013 Of shoes..and ships..and sealing Reprinted from July 18, 1974 Five years ago this coming Saturday, a centuries- old dream was realized when a 38-year-old man from Wapakoneta,'" Ohio, took one step which truly transported man into the space age. The man, of course, was Neff Armstrong; the occasion was the first manned moon landing; and the step was from the Apollo II landing craft "Eagle" to the surface of the moon. The landing was the culmination of almost ten years of concerted effort by much of the country's scientific community with the moral support of the rest of us, all gathered together by the determination of John F. Kennedy and the goal' he set before the country, Just 13 years ago, when Alan Shepard made the United States' first suborbital flight in a Mercury capsule, the country was electrified by the mention of space flight, and nearly everyone knew all of the detail of each.of the early flights. By the time Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin walked on the moon, the terms orbit;i reentry, A-OK and all systems go were part of the language. For some reason, the flights themselves, after Apollo II, bec'ame old hat, and subsequent moon landings drev' smaller and smaller television audiences. People even called television stations to complain that.they couldn't watch their favorite soap operas and quiz shows because of the moon walk wax.. by Ann Young Gregory coverage. It just goes to show, I guess, man's adaptability to any circumstances that come along. My point in bringing all this up, aside from the ct that I personally consider the astronauts to be among the most heroic people this country has produced, and think that the anniversary of this great accomplishment should be noted, is a very obvious one, and certainly is one which is not original. It, too, bears repeating, though, and in its very simplicity lies its beauty. The fact that a country which couldn't get an unmanned satellite off the launching pad in 1958 but landed men on the moon in 1969, just 11 years later, indicates a powerful and determined country, full of talent which can accomplish almost anything if the will (and the funds) are available. In other words, if the determination is there, enough so that Congress will allocate the proper funding, the major diseases can be conquered; educational programs can eradicate poverty; and I dare say there's some smart economist somewhere who could straighten out the inflationary spiral so that our economy could return to some sort of predictable normality. The bureaucracy could even be whipped into shape so that it begins to operate efficiently. The humanness of man, though, has kept his emotional development centuries behind his technological achievements. Until we are able to deal with problems on an idealistic plane, above partisan politics, petty grievances and basic distrust of the other fellow, we probably won't achieve the solutions. I Memorial bench in Landscape for LearningCourtyard at CES Memorial:,. : bench added to Landscape for LearningiC00)urtyard at Castlewocd Elementary Gina Wohlford, qarincipal of sion of teaching, but was 0vho lived a truly Christian life. - Castlewood Elementary School :i .. and staff placed a aiaemorial " bench in the Landape for Learning. Courtyard of the ]" school m memory of Mary Peyton' Gregory. A bird sanct- uary has also been oreatd in her honor. , - -. Peyton was a dev'0te21 teach- , or, colleague, and friena, and her passing will be felt deeply by all. " Her gentle, friendl,,. and very patient manner endeared her to coworkers as wel ! as her students. Peyt's quiet; dedication and perseverance wa hot only displayed in her chosen profess- extended -to her church, community,:and family. Peyton's commitment to making a difference was an attribute that all who knew her hope to emulate. Whether teaching, working in her church and community, snapping photographs, or sup- porting her much loved Wildcats; Peyton gave her all. Herkindness and generosity was extended to all she encountered. She volunteered her time and talents to serve others, not for recognition, but because she cared. Peyton was a kind soul Found among her school papers were the following words of wisdom: 7 Ways to a Joyous Life 1. Fret not ; 2. Forgive freely 3. Fear not 4. Live passionately 5. Get over it 6. Count your blessings 7. Color your world Peyton lived a joyous life and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Also, those who knew her are blessed. She will be missed. MYSTERY PICTURE Last week's mystery picture was contributed by Tracy Hill, a member of the Clinch River Photography Club. For those of you who didn't recognize the subject, it's the old coke ovens in the Norton vicinity. Older : readers will recall the glow of the coke ovens at night as well as the radiant heat " and the sulphur smell they emitted. In the 21 st century, "carbonite" seems poised " to replace coke as a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly fuel. Time will " tell p IClassified advertising works...cal1762-76711 Hey kids! Become - - .... a Star Reader wanted Old Guitars! [ $t00-$$0,000 Cash Paidl Collector/Musician wants 1930s-1970s Fender, Gibson, Martin, etc. Children can become Star Readers at the J. Fred Matthews Netnorial Library. Stop by the library and pick up a reading log. Read 50 books and you will Kingsport Fall Photography Contest Exhibition introduces new category The Eleventh Andual Kings- port Fall Spectacular Photo- graphy Contest and Exhibition is looking for entries. There are three levels of competition: Youth, Amateur, Proficient. Competition categories are: Nature, Pictorial, Carrie Penley Yhemed category and the Photographs can be color or Black and White (monochrome). Cash prizes and ribbons awarded for I st, 2 nd, 3 rd places, People Choice award, Best of Show, the Jerry Penley I Love the Blue Ridge/Appalachians. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. Entries will be taken in beginning Monday August 5-17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 th and 17 th from noon to 4 p.m. The deadline is August 17 at 4 p.m. Entries may be shipped in, but needs to arrive by the deadline. Judging will be August 24 from 10 a.m. till finish. Times depend on number of entries. Spectacular and theme Judging is open to the public at The Main Arts Center (Old Gem Theatre), of the Downtown Kingsport Foundation offices. The Photography Exhibition is from September 3-28 during regular business hours. Saturday September 14, 21, 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Reception/Awards Ceremony will be September 7 from 6-8 p.m. All awards will be presented that night with the exception of the People's Choice which will be presented Septem- ber 21 at 3 p.m. Deadline for voting for People's Choice is September 21 at 3 p.m. Entry deliveries, judging, exhibition, reception will take place at The Main Arts Center of the Downtown Kingsport Found- ation Offices located at 140 West Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37620. For more information on the contest, contact Ann Penley at 423-914-5453 or DKA offices at 423-246-6550. Tune up or replace your home heat pump, earn cool cash from Dominion Virginia Power Rebates up to $250 available to qualified customers Program encourages maintenance, upgrading of home heat pump systems Improving cooling system efficiency can cut summer energy costs Dominion Virginia Power residential customers can help stay cooler this summer and earn cold cash by having their home heat pump tuned-up for better performance, or by replacing it with a new high-efficiency unit. Dominion is offering a $90 rebate to help pay for a heat pump maintenance tune-up and up to $250 for replacing a sys- tem with one that is more energy-efficient. "A properly maintained, en- ergy-efficient heating and cool- ing system uses less electricity to keep a home comfortable and can help customers save on their Wise County Sheriff's Report. energy bills," said Ken Barker, vice president, customer services and energy conservation. "Sav- ing energy is good for our customers and good for the environment." The rebate programs are open to residential customers living in single-family residen- ces, .townhomes, and multi- family (apartments and condos) dwellings with electric heating and cooling with a heat pump. Details are available at Dom- inion's website, The process is simple and easy to follow. It begins with contacting a local participating contractor. A complete list of participating contractors can be found using the contractor search tool at When the work is finished, the customers submits the completed rebate form and receives a confirmation email the day the information is entered into the rebate processing system. The status of the rebate can be checked by using the Manage Your Account feature on or by calling Dominion at 1-888-366- 8280. Letters to the editor.. gun permits, I do not support the The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports the following activities for the period of 6/17/2013 through 6/23/2013. Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1688 calls fgrthis seven- day period. Of the total calls received 371 were dispatched to the Sheriff's Office. Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 13. Criminal Process for the same period served 18 Readers are invited to write letters on matters of general interest to the public. Letters do not necessarily reflect the philosophy or editorial policy of this newspaper, which reserves the right to edit letters. The Clinch Valley Times will not print unsigned letters. b b b Will be in area this week! Call Now Free! Kevin 1-800-717-6343 become a Star Reader! Get your ......... Loaner program, picture inthe papel;, win a prize Felony Warrants, 51 Misde- To the Editor, meanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest Disappointed, I was, when and worked 13 Traffic Accident. the forces of Ken Cuccinelli Civil process for this period sought to grab lists of personal served 430 Civil Papers. During information about concealed gun this seven-day period 17 additional Criminal lnvesti- applicants and permit holders, gations were initiated and 49 recently, from every Virginia were cleared by arrest. The county. Sheriff's Office provided 192 There was no logic in Ken man-hours of Court Room Cuccinelli gathering up the Security for the three courts and names, address, birth dates, the courthouse, email and other personal infor- The Sheriff's Office tran- mation about thousands of gun sported 0 adult in state, 1 adult owners throughout Virginia for out of state, 4 mental patient, and the last ten years; especially 0 juveniles for a total of 5 transports, involving 14 hours, when the information was days The Sheriff's Office unlocked away from becoming protected 17 vehicles and escorted 6 from public access! funerals during this seven-day While I support the right to period, bear arms and concealed hand- Expected heavy boating traffic for July 4 holiday week Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says this July 4 th holiday week will be a doozie for America's recreat- ional boaters. While boaters will have the best views for water- front fireworks shows, "From June 29 to July 7, America will have more boats on the water than at any other time during the entire summer boating season," said BoatUS Director of Public Affairs Scott Croft. "Patience w;;l run t,L,!, mis*.ak will hap- pen. Our 24-hour call centers are expecting several thousand re- quests for routine breakdowns, dead batteries, or flat trailer tires." BoatUS has these five tips to keep boaters happy and safe: >" Have a life jacket for everyone aboard, and if guests aren't wearing it, keep it near them, under a seat ready to grab. It's the number one step you can take to ensure everyone has a good day on the water. If you need to borrow a right-sized kids life jacket (at no cost), go to the BoatUS Foundation's Free Kids on-the-water traffic. Go slowly aRer fireworks shows end, post extra lookouts on the way home, and be prepared for delays at the launch ramp. In freshwater, very small amounts of 120-volt AC current can kill. If the kids want to take a swim, never allo it in a marina, and only swim near a private dock if it is without electrical service or the power has been shut off at the source. Dead batteries and prop entanglements lead the list of requests for on water towing assistance. Download the BoatUS Towing App at to summon water or roadside assistance. On water towing plans start at $43 for freshwater. BoatUS Trailer Assist roadside towing pro-gram with 100 miles of truck+trailer towing starts at $14, plus $24 BoatUS or BoatUS Angler membership. Marina discounts on fuel, transient slips and tackle shops are included. Go ahead and celebrate America's birthday with gusto! Just remember that being on the and have your picture put on our wall of Star Readers. For more information about this program stop by the library or call 276- 762-9702. Be patient: The July 4 th holiday is traditionally Am- erica's busiest recreational boating period, with the most water all day can exacerbate alcohol's effects, so think about holding off until after you've safely made it home, and drinks lots of water. hypocrisy and double-standard of Ken Cuccinelli seeking personal information on every concealed handgun permit owner in Vir- ginia to be used.fg who knows what? It only goes to prove that Ken Cuccinelli cannot be trusted by gun owners, or anyone. He does have a keen ability to deceive Virginia voters by saying one thing while doing the other. Amazingly, it was only when the Wise County Clerk of Court started asking Attorney General Cuccinelli questions about re- vealing the concealed handgun applicant personal information that the request was literally holstered. Every concealed handgun permit holder should vote against Cuccinelli this November! Julie Bates Wise : lr Clinch .......................... ,Valley Times . ,, MEMBER VIRGINIA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published weekly in St. Paul, :VA 24283, by the CLINCH VALLEY PUBLISHING CO., INC. "le Clinch Valley Times serves the four-county area of Wise, Russell, Dickenson and Scott, with offices and plant located in the CLINCH VALLEY TIMES building, 16541 Russell Street. Perio- dicals postage is paid at the Post Office in St. Paul, VA 24283. 1 Ann Young Gregory Editor Allen Gregory Advertising Susan Trent Adv./Graphics ANNUAL SUBSCRIFHONS: 'In advance: $28.50 in Wi and Russell counties; $30.00 in other '24- zip codes; elsewhere, $32.50. POSTMAsTER: send address Changes to: Clinch Valley Time P.O. Box 817, St. Paul, VA 24283 SINGLE COPY- 50e Classified Advesing: Minimum charge, $6.00 for up to 20 words, ,in advance; 25c per word after 20 words. Display Advertising rates on application. Periodicals publication Postal ISSN: 767600