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Vol. LV, No. 28 " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, July 11, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia I lUl I I lll I Inll / . J 50c Skate Park SKATE PARK...The new Clinch River Skate Park officially opened at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 4. Pictured left to right are Tim Boardwine, Kenneth Holbrook, Greg Bailey and Monty Salyer. Governor McDonnell announces kick-off events for "Virginia Campaign for 1,000" Virginia's Foster Care Month. The governor also announced a social media campaign, "100 days, 100 kids," which will feature the story of a Virginian foster child awaiting adoption "I 00 Days, 100 Kids" Social Media Campaign Launched Governor Bob McDonnell better place." announced Regional Kick-Off The Regional Kick-Off events across the Common- events are designed to further wealth for the "Virginia Adopts: promote the Campaign for 1,000 Campaign for 1,000." The and highlight some of the campaign is an initiative to children across the Common- match 1,000 children currently wealth who are in need of a in foster care with adoptive forever family. Parents and families. The governor launched families interested in foster care the statewide campaign on May adoption should attend. Each 17 from the steps of the event will provide educational Governor'sMansion duringinformation for parents wishing to become adoptive parents. For information on these events including registration, please visit http://www.virginiaadopts.vir in each day for 100 days. Governor McDonnell noted, Man found dead ,,of the four thousand children regional Adopts: The "100 days, 100 kids" social media campaign began on July 1. Every day stories will be shared of real Virginia children in foster care who are ready to be adopted via Twitter and Facebook. The event scheduled in Southwest Virginia is: August 1 - Southwest Vir- ginia Higher Education Center, Rocky Adkins, 19, St. Paul, who has been charged in a June 8 Grey Hill home robbery has been caught in Alabama. On Monday, July 8, St. Paul Police Chief Bo Phillips said that Adkins had been stopped in Montgomery County Alabama at of the money taken in the robbery was recovered at a St. Paul residence, Phillips said. Phillips added further that the investigation is ongoing and a regular traffic stop. The Following the fireworks Alabama authorities thendisplay on the 4th of July, the St. checked for any outstanding Paul Police were called to a warrants and Adkins-name came disturbance on West Riverside up in the check and the St. Paul Drive. Police Department was notified. According to Phillips the extradition process is in motion and Adkins will be turned to this area and lodged in the regional jail in Abingdon. An undisclosed large amount other suspects may be charged at a later date. Joseph Seymoulr is in jail at this time due to his part in the robbery. Two lodged in regional jail Arrested in that disturbance were Harold Patterson, 41, Morefield section of Russell County, and Jesse Patterson, 19, Ridge Crest, California. They are father and son. The pair was charged with public intoxication and the younger Patterson was also charged with under age possession of alcohol. A further check of the pair found• that the elder Patterson had four outs t ,ing felony warrants for b rcaking and entering in Russell County. According to the St. Paul Police Chief, the pair was taken to the regional jail in Abingdon. DMV urges walkers to use caution this summer Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding pedestrians to stay safe this summer as the warm weather brings an increase in people out and about walking. Walking is an excellent form of exercise most anyone can do, but walkers are urged to use caution and take measures to stay safe. Statistics from Virginia's Highway Safety Office show a 35% increase in pedestrian fatalities in 2012 (101 fatalities) compared to 2011 (75 fatalities). 57% of the fatalities occurred between the hours of 3 pm and midnight and 33% of the pedestrian fatalities are attributed to the pedestrian drinking. In 2012, thirty percent of French Moore Jr Blvd Abing- pedestrian fatalities were ages don, Virginia 6 pm to 8 pro. 51 to 65 and twenty-eight Register here:percent were ages 21 to 35. http://abingdonvirginiaadopts.ev Prince William County, Fairfax County and Chesterfield County in Virginia's foster care system, On Tuesday, July 2, Jeff been sent about one"thousand children are Cornett, 50, of St. Paul, was Examiner in ready for. and eagerly awaiting, found dead of an apparent gun adoption. Each of these children shot wound at his residence on deserves a secure, stable home Grey Hill. environment. Together, we can According to St. Paul Police help these children find loving Chief Bo Phillips, the body has families and make Virginia a ar to the Medical Roanoke for an examination to determine cause of death. On Monday, Chief Phillips had not received a report on the findings. len needed-training available. Call 1- 800-572-2278. SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over ts 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-5pm; Sa 10am-2pm. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul are 9am-5pm Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat urdays, and l lam-7:30pm Tues- days and Thursdays See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House Js 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 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 t419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name. address and phone number. Transfers nnm ...The Wise County School Board mamtains 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 Polic3 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 Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or Ranetta Davis. 276-889-8206. FREE ADULT ED-Fre_e 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, wrmng and interviewing For details, call 1-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zens provides disability transport- ation services in Buchanan, AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise. 8 pro, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays Cliniwood, 7:30 pro, 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, 1 pro, 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 wilt be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pro, Stated Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pro, 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 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- welcomed. 3:30 pm third Thursdays except 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-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495- 8473. CLOTHES CLOSET-The Wom- en On Missmn 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 m the Lenowisco Health District offer free confid- ential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000: Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Centar St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna MeReynolds is the teacher Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Adult Education Program is counties to individuals with offering free GED Classes online. disabilities, regardless of age. Call This service is for qualifying and 1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or without GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers, in Lee, Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, City of Norton. For more Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Online Lebanon. The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- perpetuate family history." Call 2433). Stated Communication, 1st Satur- HEALTH SERVICES-The WiseWilliam T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 GED TESTING-GED Testing is days, 7:30: School of lnstruetmn County Health Department, Wise, or, availableMonday through third Thursdays, 7 pm ts open from 8am-Spm first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Thursday and on Saturdays at the RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Thursdays Clinics will be offered Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mere- Wise Co Alternative Education County Mental Health Center m family planning, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 conducts a recovery group for sub- school and adult physicals. WIC, improvement of facilities and for information concerning GED stance abusers and families Paps and immunizations Ap- services of the library Send name. testmg. Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- pointments are necessary for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In 0810. but immunizations For an$5 membership gift, to J. Fred Control, a free diabetes program, ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil-appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Oxbow Center, St. Paul, dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-TheBox 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. 5-6 pm 2"a Mondays. 7 pro, First Baptist Church. Tacoma Community Center is Make checks payable to Friends of DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Coebum. Call 762-0016. 276-395- available for reunions, birthdays the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 6588 or 276-679-7371. and showe[. All proceedsLibrary 3~" Tuesdays at the Dante Museum LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinchrehabilitate th*e Tacoma School as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley with the Community Meeting a Community Center. For infor- Chapter #152, Order of Eastern fotlowingat7:00pm matlon, call 395-6398 Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, GOSPEL SlNGING-A Gospel except for March and December, Singing will be held at 7 pm the when the meenfigs are on the first Friday of.each month at The second Tuesday. All meetmgs are Celebration Center, 16607 Broad River Little League Board meet al 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons 'are invited to attend H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O.F E. Hou- se provides emergency shelter fm victims of domestic violence in Wise. Russell. Dickenson. Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton Volunteers Ilul lillll!tlli !illl 100TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell. Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES 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 Coeburn VFW Post from 9am- -Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities," Distracted Walking, Walking After Drinking Dangerous- The Virginia Department of recorded the highest number of person to pay attention to what's 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 m early December1 at the Riverside Diner at 6 pro. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 pedestrian fatalities. "Statistics we have shown that the majority of pedestrian fatalities are happening in urban areas where there is a lot of foot traffic every day, but we are encouraging people everywhere to be safe," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, Governor McDonnell's highway safety representative. "These types of incidents can happen just as easily in more rural areas where crosswalks may not be as readily available and there's less street lighting." DMV offers the following tips to help walkers stay safe: Don't walk distracted. Distracted walking can be as dangerous as distracted driving and is emerging as an issue as more people use smartphones. Talking on the phone, texting, and listening to music .while walking can make it harder for a News from the past, by Jerry Couch This week we're featuring more vintage news from the Clinch Valley News of Taze- well, Virginia. Do you recog- nize any names? ST. PAUL, FEBRUARY 19, 1907 • J.H. French has resigned his position as chief engi- neer for the South & Western R. R. Co., and took his departure for the Isth- mus of Panama on the evening of the 17sth. His many friends re sorry to lose him. • H.K. Eutsler was a business visitor to Bluefield first of the week. • Our real estate agents, Dingus and Blizzard have gone to Kentucky on legal business this week. • Messrs Dr. J. N. Greear and Emmett Duff recently re- turned from Scott County, where they have been buy- ing timber and land. • Miss Orlina Hillman, Coe- bum, spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of J. M. Hillman. • Miss Dora Greear visiting friends in Castle- wood from Saturday to Monday. • Jim Ramey lost a fine milch cow recently. The cow had gone mad and was very dangerous - was supposed to have been bitten by a mad dog. ST. PAUL, MAY 21, 1907 • The Public School Board and Trustees of Wise and Russell county, had a meeting May 18th, fqr the purpose of selecting a site for a graded school building in St. Paul. Six town lots have been purchased and plans made for a four-room building. The meeting ad- journed to meet on the first Saturday in June, for any amendments that might be a betterment for a graded school. • The Misses Reynolds, and Miss Harvey, of Coeburn, were highly entertained between trains Sunday after- noon by C. R. Williams, better known as "Dad" riding in the gasoline boat. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Eutsler, and daughter, are having a ten days visit in Roanoke, Hagerstown, and other points of interest. • R. E. Witt of Lexington, Va., has resumed his pos- ition as civil engineer for the St. Paul Coal and Coke Co., after being absent for five months. • Percy Hancock, stenograph- er for the Clinch Valley Lumber Co., was in Blue- field from Friday to Mon- day, with a sprained ankle. • J. L. Jennings, formerly cashier of the Russell and Dickenson Bank, Dante, Va. resigned to accept a similar position with the St. Paul National Bank. • Guy Boltengee, a telegraph operator at Fink, was in Richlands on the 20 • Miss Oriena Hillman was visiting friends at Coeburn this week! • C. W. Hurt and wife, Gardner, Va., made a pleasant call in St. Paul the evening of the 18th. ST. PAUL, SEPTEMBER 10, 1907 • Prof. R. E. Wolf, principal of the high school at this place, has for primary teachers Mrs. O. E. Jett of Floyd County, and Miss Fannie Kate Dickenson, of Castlewood. • L. P. Cure and family recently returned to their former home in Chillicothie, Ohio after spending the summer in St. Paul. • Mrs. H T. Hall and family are having a few days visit at Cedar Bluff. • Mrs. Blizzard is improving from a severe attack of fever. • J. Levett, a Jew, of Coeburn, has erected a business house at this place and put in a line of dry goods. • H.E. Lois was a business visitor in Norton first of this week. • Miss Katholene, an accom- plished daughter of J. D. Cleek, now has charge of the dry goods department of F. F. Hurt Mercantile Co. •Miss Nora Bigley, who. holds an important position in Lynchburg, is having a few days vacation visiting home folks and friends at this place. ST. PAUL, NOVEMBER 12, 1907 GASOLINE BOAT SINKS going on around them, Don't walk after consuming alcohol. Drinking and walking can be as dangerous as drinking and driving, as "a person who has been drinking may not be aware of surroundings and may walk in front of traffic. Use a crosswalk and walk against traffic. Not crossing at an intersection or crosswalk is the leading cause of pedestrian fatalities. Use a crosswalk whenever available. Drivers are more likely to be expecting walkers in a crosswalk. When walking or jogging make sure to walk against traffic so you can see what's in front of you, Wear proper clothing. When walking, wear light colors so motorists can see you; when walking at night, Wear reflective clothing and consider carrying a flashlight to make yourself more visible to drivers. One Man Drowned, Another Has Narrow Escape C. R. Williams and Alex:,, ander Engle, both in the employ of the .South & Western Rail- way, left St. Paul in a gasoline boat Sunday afternoon for a ten mile tide down the Clinch River. On account of the heavy rains, the river was very full. Soon after they started down the stream they realized the danger of riding in a small boat through heavy Waves of a tide. "But too late." At second crossing of Clinch River down the South & Western, the boat began to sink. Williams asked Engle if he could swim. The reply was he could not. Both men sprang from the boat to save their lives. Williams, after wrestling with the heavy waves soon landed on the bank. Engle was lost be- neath the waves. On the following day the body was found one mile below in a drift. The remains were embalmed and sent to his home in Pennsyl- vania. Mr. Engle has been in the employ of the S. & W. for two years as a tunnel inspector. J. L. Jermings, cashier of St. Paul national bank, also had a narrow "escape from being drowned last Sunday evening while attempting to cross Lick Creek near Fink. The horse was drifted out into the river, Mr, Jennings still holding on. But seeing a snag or stump fifteen or twenty feet away, he sprang from his horse and managed to catch the stump. After sinking the second time, not yet was the excitement over. The river was rising fast, and Mr. Jermings had nothing-but the top of this stump to save..him from the waves for 35 minutes, when a boat .was hurried to his rescue. The. officials of N. & W. have side tracked a special car in our town for a few days hunting. The part consists of W. S: Becker,. Supt.; J. M. Carry, asst. supt.; W, R. Damson, and B. O. Barrett, two other officials of the road. We are glad to not the increased enrollment of the St. Paul graded school. The nekv four room building will be reading for opening Dec. 1 with all the modem improve. ments that public schools ate supposed to have. Miss. Corrie Broadwater, Norton, was a pleasant visitor with us Sunday.