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".Z Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 4, 2013 PRESENTATION...Dominion&apos;s Greg Edwards presents a $25,000 check from The Dominion Foundation to Mountain Empire Older Citizens' (MEOC) Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly. Pictured left to right, AJ Hatmaker, MEOC Board i Chair; Rachel Helton, MEOC Emergency Services Director; Michael Wamp!ex, MEOC Executive Director; and Greg Edwards, Dominion's Media and Community Relations Manager. Mountain!:: Empire Emergency Fuel fu Ldraising record A successful Walkathon and recent $25,000 donatibn from Dominion Resources has helped -set another record fundraising year for Mountain Empire Older Citizens' (MEOC) Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly Dominion Foundation, the ? philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, recently presented a .$25,000 donation to MEOC's ' Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly, marking the sixth year in a row that Dominion has contributed this amount to this fund that provides emergency heating assistance to persons age -sixty and older in Lee, Wise, Scott Counties and the City of Norton. This girl was presented by Dominion's Media and Corn- 2 munity Relations Manager Greg Edwards to MEOC Board Chair A.J. Hatmaker, MEOC Execu- tive Director Michael Wampler and MEOC Emergency Services Director Rachel Helton. ': From the first of October 2012 through the end 'of March '2013, MEOC's Emergency Fuel -Fund for the Elderly positively ,responded to 1,517 emergency , situations of older persons living ,in Lee, Scott, Wise Counties and .the City of Norton. MEOC spent a record $222,466.18 keeping older friends, relatives and Older Fund sets neighbors warm, safe and secure in their own homes. "We are so fortunate to have such tremendous support from the community to help their older friends and neighbors in need during the harsh winter months," Wampler said. "With- out this support, we would not be able to respond to nearly as many emergencies as we do," he said. Wampler said MEOC, which serves as the state's Area Agency on Aging for Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City of Norton, was concerned a troubled economy might result in a reduction of local support for MEOC's annual Walkathon, the largest fundraiser for the Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly. "Year after year our compassionate community responds in a way that says they understand the importance of this critical service," he said. "They respond generously and in some cases sacrificially. This year's donations and fundraising events ensured that MEOC not only met our goal of $165,000, but. raised a grand total of $230,340!,.heJaid. :- More ihz275 people parti- cipated in the May 19 Walkathon at Union High School. Dom- inion was one of fifteen com- "Cleveland 4! h of July Celebration At h Cleveland's Fourth Annual Vendors must furnish their own of July Celebration will be tent and tables. (No outside Citizens' another munity sponsors of this annual event. Each of the community sponsors contributed $5,000 or more to the fuel fund. The 2013 community sponsors were Heri- tage Hall of Big Stone Gap, Norton Elementary and Middle School, United Way of South- west Virginia, Oliver Coal Sales, Dominion, Wells Fargo, Alpha Natural Resources, Wise County Board of Supervisors, MEOC Staff, Humphreys/Red River Coal, Lee County Community Foundation, Old Dominion Power, University of Virginia's CoFlege at Wise, In Honor and M6fnory of Larry Adams, and FasMart. "Every cent raised comes from a generous and caring community that cares about older people," said MEOC Emergency Services Director Rachel Helton. "MEOC is so very grateful for this support and dedication. Every cent raised is spent for the intended purpose of assisting older people trapped in emergency home-heating situ- ations. Not one cent is spent for any other purpose," she said. MEOC welcomes contribu- tions to the fuel fund throughout the year. Donations may be maibd to MEOC, PO Box 888, Big ;tone Gap, VA 24219. For more information, call 276-523- 4202 or 1-800-252-6362. NEW FAMILY...A mama and daddy goose are staying close to their two new babies at Oxbow Lake on Friday, June 28. Be the next You Tube sensation: calling all impersonators! Have you always wanted to be a star? Do you love the artists from Dick Clark's American Bandstand (1956-1989)? If so start practicing now to be that impersonator you've always thought you could be! Submit to us a DVD or Video of your performance by August 1,2013. This can either be a solo or group performance. Those under 18 must have parental consent to participate. Ten will be chosen to per- form live at our Fourth Annual Grandparents Day event on September 8, 2013 at Tangle- wood Mall in Roanoke. Your performance will be profess- ionally taped and uploaded to You Tube for the world to see! Full details and entry forms are available online, by calling 777- 6326 or by emailing This event will indeed be well attended and you can pull out your favorite mini skirt or leisure suit, bell bottoms or platform shoes and enter our Most Authentic Costume and Most Authentic Twosome contests. If you prefer a bit more action enter the Twist, Monster Mash or Hula Hoop contests. During this special day you can share your memories and help them to come alive for your grandchildren. To make the day complete there will be hotdogs, cherry cokes and other treats to enjoy. A Big Hair Contest and Ugliest Leisure Suit Contest will even be thrown in with a few other surprises that you won't want to miss. Grandparents Day is designed for family members of all ages but especially for grandparents who wish to share the richness of their lives with their grandchildren and to grow together as a family. All activities are free thanks to the sponsorship of Generation Solutions, Richfield Retirement, and Roanoke County's Depart- ment of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Cherry Cokes compli- ments of United Healthcare. Special thanks to our media sponsor WDBJ 7. For more information, call the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Live, Learn and Play Line at (540) 387-6455 or ViSit Richmond artist exhibits at the Boothe Center Gallery Southwest Virginia " Com- munity College presents a very unique art exhibit from June 27 through July 31 in the Booth Center Gallery in Grundy. This exhibit called "Water Worlds" features the artwork of Carlie "Collier of Richmond. Drawing, photography, writ- unbounded by time and space. As an artist, she has always been drawn to layering, creating depth, richness and mystery. As a photographer, she pursues light in all its many forms which affects the color and reflections of the magical, dancing imagery. Collier combines all these ele- Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and St. Paul Tomorrow are hosting the second annual Cooks and Books event on Saturday, July20 from 6-8 pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Market Square in downtown St. Paul. This fund- raiser will help support library programs and local revitalization projects. Area eateries and wineries will have samples for tastings while you visit with well known regional authors who will have books or sale. The Silent Auction will offer crafts, books, gift certificates and other goodies for bidding. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 day of the .,m. Tickets may be purchased at Bailey Hardware or CR Pate t Co in St. Paul; 'Will Call' tickets online at st.paulfriendsofthelibrary.wordpr or on Facebook-Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library-St. Paul, VA. For more information, call 276-762-9702. held on July 3 at the Cleveland electricity will be available), ing, teaching and travel have all merits to form images or "wate-''! **,6,**#.,***# Ballpark and Recreational Center Parade line up will begin at been channels fqr Carlie painting." D mm,,i:E:# aseg!nning. at 4:00-p.m. and 6:00p.m. at the Cleveland Town Collier's creative work. In this carmie Collier is an artist, [ [i tlng until 11:00 p.m. Hall and the parade will start at exhibit, Collier shows her latest photographer, educator and lect- |. C I . There wi!! be. food, , live 7:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at explorations in mixing still urer. She received her BFA in [lt'l[l.' ' muslc, a remote controt ar snow, dark photography with multiples of Communication Art and Design I H0111"e  ## :_ames, face painting, tattoos, a For any additional informa- copied images and, colored and her MFA in Photography  t..alnDrJ. trr VX # arade, fire trucks, rescue la own 7;P . tion call the Cleve nd T pencil, yielding new visions from Virginia Commonwealth  norton squads, horse ndes along wth 2 : " Hall at 76.889.4365. This event  University in Richmond. Collier       -   :    ,other activities throughout the is sponsored by the Town of 00lin-l- no ] a has exhibited her artwork thro- ,  l,:tv,,,.[ 71''mmm:L3t-]_ evening for everyone to enjoy lan elcome " " Cleve d. Everyone is w  ell IKIver zoMiven[ures lughout Virginia and the north- ,1 ........ . li Vendors can set u for fr,e  ' -   --. eastern US She has been pub- P  to attend! WOUlCl liKe tO WlSn amy Lilover I lished and" reviewed numerous [][ell o.,mo.,n,rrvw,n.w... " 11[I I II  x: rm_ - I I .. j , ....... I T T n' times, and has received many " " .'og IL[ i a nappy tlrtnaay. Ihonors throughout her lifetime. :ll,o,[..:,ll. L  I Carlie Collier has taught in [11 i'1t0101t111,0 I1" tit  ...... I1: f-...,.  r .  ,.  I private and public schools and -  '...." 111 1 colleges, presented workshops, f ..r.m "1 c.olohrnto 7A I and developed a free-lance busi- * /tllffmr, n-tltl / ll'ltl:lllht001  w,.,--,  iii I hess offering creative direction, , / I10mll; :l/j: r n x" II a graphic design and photography.  f n,m;ucot:,:.,-.,,, I you e t  l P I Please contact Rhonda  I l'ilffflrlll,ffjN I :   -- ,aA, I Whited at 276-964-7228 or Dlrtnoay I email  L I nJ, " L .. f  ,,ES,r < --  | for more information about this p II:.LIIIIE !6"-l ,- :--: ,  .i with us. I exhibit. - / ,o, ,m// , I,/, 3/,,.,d,,,,,,/. ,'.di,. "//,t/,,.. ' [ , 0000H0me Cralla?r i\\;'! ] ( "' "'*''' ': f c," i; 0,; ,n  res ons  nt'2  "' - 276- I \\;Classifieds! ] - ; Ia___,,'.,I : I I: 011i-lO "N f. 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