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L Page2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursda), July 11,2013 I i- R printed from June 5, 1975 On the Fourth of July last year, St. Paul looked like a deserted placo:...a ghost town. A few of the town's youngsters were at the swimming pool, but other than that, no one'seemed to be in.town, much less doing anything. There was no community activity at all, at a time when the,community should celebrate the fact of this country's "establishment and their gratitude at being a part'0fit. That was the Fourth of July, 1974. Shortly 'after that day last year, the St. Paul Bicentennial . Committee was appointed. The Committee plans to change the look of the national holiday in St, Paul this year. The fourth of July, 1975, will mark the 199th birthday of the United States of America, and in St. wax** by Ann Young Gregory tO enjoy hearing these excellent musicians salute their country's birthday. Later in the afternoon, the committee has planned a series of "contests", such as a 3-legged race, egg rolling, sack races, etc., which our turn-of-the-century counterparts enjoyed at community gatherings. Picnic baskets will be the order of the day at suppertime, when everyone is asked to bring a basket packed for his or her own family, and everyone will share the picnic together. Some more music will be featured between picnic time and dark, and the committee is now in the process of working on a fireworks display as the culmination of the day's festivities. As a model for this celebration for the Fourth of July, the Bicentennial Committee took accounts of Paul, will be observed in a very big way as a kick-off small town Fourth of July celebrations around 1900 for the year-long Bicentennial Celebration. from a number of sources, and compiled the most Realizing that a number of people have planned vacations diJri'ng the first few weeks of July, the St. Paul Bicentennial Committee is nevertheless planning a celebration .Which will, hopefully, entice some St. Paul and area'people to stay off the highways and join in the fun on .the Fourth. The day's -events will include the formal opening of the St. Pautbranch of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library, a project which has been directed by the St. Paul Bicentemmial Committee .as one of its major undertakings and as a project of lasting cultural value to the entire-cbmmunity. Patriotic music which will be performed. "by members of the St. Paul Deacon band duringan old-fashioned band concert will also be featured, 'and all of the area citizens who are interested in celebrating the Fourth of July are invited outstanding features into an afternoon and evening's festivities for St. Paul's own 1975 celebration. The day will be so filled with activities, for all ages, that the Committee has hopes that this event will become an annual one, rather than just a two-time (July 4th, 1975 and 1976) Bicentennial observance. All of us need to get together every so often to share a joyous occasion. This happy celebration will provide the opportunity for us to do that, and, in our so-doing, we'll provide the opportunity for a more closely-knit community through the rest of the year. We owe it to ourselves to enjoy the company of our neighbors throughout the entire town. So do yourself a' favor, and plan right now to attend the events planned for St. Paul during the afternoon and evening on the Fourth of July! CONGRATULATIONS to Leslie Puckett the June Reading for Rewards winner at the J. Fred Matthews Library. Leslie, pictured with her grandson, Brayden, received a $25.00 Shell fuel card provided by the Friends of the Library. She will now be eligible to win an ereader provided by the Friends of the Library. The drawing for the ereader will be held in December of 2013. Boys state tournament in Castlewood July 12-13-14 The boys Senior League, age on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 13-16, state tournament will be & 14. G "'" "t m- ~ 11 At'~ played at the Scotty White Field Come out and support the overnor NlcDonnell announces new in Castlewood beginning onboys, the concessions and enjoy , . Friday, July 12 and continuing the games. Jobs In Scott County ' Wise County M o r" " "" " S your Governor Bob "MT;moP n%Se lYretInvest$13"3Millin"inOperatinExpansi"- _ heriff's Report a K scuoa roving Oli , cruit ann retain sofia manu- approveo a $150,000 grant trom -,-- ,,, ........ 1 , 1 , , lne wise L, oumy ~nerlli s announced that Tempur Scaly facturing businesses like Tempur the Governor s Opportunity ......... ll.qr International, Inc., the world's Scaly is key to providing its Fund to assist Scott County with umce reports me ronowlng ..... ...... activities toy the period of Have ou ever wanted to o o en water dives Those who largest bedding prc}wder, will cmzens with lasting employment the project. The Virginia ._ . Y g P . invest $13.3 million "in facility opportunities." Tobacco Indemnification and 6/24/2013 through 6/30/2013. scuba diving and discover a complete the course will be wine t;entral Dispatch received a 9 development and improvements Headquartered in Lexington, Community Revitalization Com- . .. world beneath the waves. Well, certified by the Professional As- totm of 1703 calls for tlalS seven at its manufacturing operation at Kentucky, Tempur Scaly Inter- mission approved $182,000 in ......... - now you canV Southwest Vir- sociation of Divin Instructors Duffield Industrial Park in Scott national, Inc. is the world's Tobacco Re ion Onnortunitv oaT period. Ot the total cans oinla (' nmm.nitat C'nlloao'e (I AI')I) to divo to d nthe nf County. The expahsion project largest bedding provider. The Funds. The c~mpany is- eliuibie received 341wered~ispatched to ~"~,~"~'~: i~""~x~2~2 ]~ "~:/~'~ ~v~-~rl~2 will create 42 n ......... the bnerm-s urrlce lotal ................... J, "" ..................................... ewjobs. V rgmla Company develops, manufact- to receive state benefits from the -- " - " and Economic Solutions will be cost of the class will include number of Domestic calls toy this successfully competed against ures and markets mattresses, Virginia Enterprise Zone Pro- " ....... offerin Be inner Scuba Divin PADI book and materials scuba perloo was 3 t rlmlnat rrocessg g g , New Mexico for the 0roject, foundations, pillows and other gram, administered by the ^ .......... ....... Speaking about..the announ- ._nroducts Vir inia, Den,.artment of Housing roy the same period served 3z wmss wm oe taugnt by JerrymasK, snorkel, scuna ooots ana cem n rn r aM n ,,, ,,a ,,a .... 1 ..... , Felony Warrants, 35Mlsde-Presle, certified diver since fins e t, Gore o cDonnell The Comvan: s br ..................................... Y said, "Tempur Sealy~'s significant portfolio includes many of the Through its Virginia Jobs ln- meanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest 1997 and certified instructor An information session will ..... o o and worked 12 Traffic Accident investment and the cteatlon of most highly recognized brands vestment Program, the Virginia .... since 2001. be held on July 23 at 6:00 p.m. t.wd process toy this period 42 new jobs payirig above aver- in the industry, including Tem- Department of Business Assist-" . . " ._ ! In this course, students will in Buchanan Hall room 100. For served 504 Cwfl Papers During age prevailing Wade is great pur, Tempur-Pedic, Scaly, Scaly ance will provide funding and ..... ", ,,,learn basic principles of scuba more information about Begin- WnS,d f;r SoCOottm . , ;?:a,,tude d ;,s mls seven oar penoo tz . " . . . - . ........ -O-~.~t~e SCO 1 ~;U i e ~- terOpt~mum and p:VC:Se~uitUppntrtan~htraCnOimg additional Cr.im.i.nal Investi2 d~;mgnbsY2c~to~ncP:~g~:eCla:2d ;~SH;baD72tg~?964c~E~za" an s Duffield faciql manu r ganons were mmatea and 33 , v , p y "ty - Tempu Scaly appreciates activities. " " " factures products t0ader the all of the support that the State "With the employment pic- were. cleared by a~est. The ~., ,.., ,.~ . ,~,~ .... nenffs Office provided 205 Tempur-Pedic brafid, which has of Virginia and Scott County has ture being what it is here in WISe ISo. blaerltt's Ottlce otters man hoursof Court Room evolved into a widely recog- provided during the past 12 Southwest Virginia, this is great " . - ..... . , ,, Security for the thrde courts and nized household brand. This years as urJbusinessexpanded, news for Scott County, said . " , .... expansion will allow the com' and w6"'lcrok fo'rwa'rd to it Danny Mann, Chairman, Scott tlaecourtnouse. ,., ...... " .IUUU LVlUIIIIII -., V lbK bUUlILY ,, The Sheriffs Office tran , piny to continue to grow their contlnu'ifig said Pete Barr, V ce County Board of Supervisors. I . ....... - The .Wise County Sheriff s want to make sure participants in presence and prod~c!~]ine in the President, U.S. Manufacturing. want to thank all those involved sporteu i a~ult m state,. ,~ aoult Office offers a free service to all the nro~ram are not being Commonwealth. Tempur Scaly "The economic incentives will in bringing these job opport- out ot state, 2 mental patient, and seniors of Wise County and the abuse~t mistreated or neglected - 0 juveniles for a total of 7 ' ' " benefits from the -cost of assist our company to expand unities to our county. We all . . City of Norton. The Good Morn- All eli-ible seniors are en business and quality of the labor our Duffield location operations, need to work hard in a collab- transports, revolving 64.75 hours, ing Wise CouWv nrooram nro- - -g ..... " The Sheriff' -, v v courageo to s gn up ano use tins force in the region, and this including new jobs and neworative effort, like this, to bring " s Office unlocked rides a volunteer to call and ..... ee service s gn up can a l l ade 17 vehiclesand escorted 0 project en b es ac'lity upgr s equipment. The 500,000-square- even more jobs and economic " check on the welfare of all Wilma at 276 328 7114 and lea m r r funerals durln thxs seven da and improvements ]that ensure foot fac" "ty produces Te pu- g owth to the folks of Scott " g " - Y participants, to determine if they - ~ ~ " ..... ,, ~. ,, ----:---~ :. ve your name ann pnone num- innovattve process development Pedic mattresses and pnlows. ounty. pc,on, have food, heat in winter, and and future viabiljty, of theThe Virginia Economic Dev .... We are excited to assist cooling in the summer They also .... - ..... ..... - ,, " - You may also Call bnerlH manufacturing operation m Scott elopment Partnershtp worked Tempur Scaly In expansmn," ;-, ...... ,, .... " . . . uaKes, or amemner OlnlS stall, County. with Scott County and the stud Delegate Terry Kngore, - " -- " at 276-2 ........ ,, .5 8 3730 Ilae onxy Tempur Scaly is a valued Virginia Coalfield Economic Chairman of the Virginia Tobac- Jmten ensltlVlty anct tJmten- .: - : . : ............. |nrormation reqmreo is your employer in Southwest Virginia, Development AutlaOrlty to se- co moemnlncatmn ann om- . .... name, aooress, pnone numoer, n ' he r fi r la Th murat R hzatlon m and we celebrate the compa y s cure t p oject o " g'n" . e " y ev'ta'' Co mis- .... ,, ww .tJxwt. vv tx, o.tx owl. a. x ann a contact person in case or growth and additiOn @f 42 new Tennessee Valley Authority also sion. They have been a great emergency. jobs," said Jim Chelrg, Virginia provided assistance through their asset to our region and this new Secretary of Commerce and Valley Investment Initiative investment shows their contin-/- U : USL [ Trade. "Scott County'g ability to program. Govem0r McDonnellned commitment." Learn more about gluten and ffer tip pl the fds that cntain~ it in the SCC o s s to veterans when anning Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten- financial future Diet workshop on August 7 for their om9 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Virginia Higher see from modifying their diet. Securing long-term1 care is a visit its website at * The Bureau of Insur- Education Center in Abingdon. Rachel Rose is the director of priority for many iigmg U.S. http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/ ance has regulations in place Hosted by the University of the Center for Student Develop- military veterans and,their fam- Consumerlnquiry/. that prohibit unsuitable sales Virginia's College at Wise Office ment and a Licensed Profess- ilies. Many are turffin to fin- ancial and estateplanning ser- vices to assist theni"m accessing pension benefits tos help with their future care. .. The State Corpor ign Com- mission (SCC) reminds veterans to thoroughly evaluate any o, fina, ci-, preduct and the person or company offei:int, it before handing over their hard-earn money or benefits. Shop around, compare prices and texms, and ask questions to make sure a Before doing business with any investment professional, veterans should also check with the SCC's Division of Securities and Retail Franchising to determine whether the individual and/or security is properly, registered and if there have been any complaints or disciplinary action involving that individual or his firm. To contact the Se surifies call (804) 371-9051 in Richmond or te!l- free in Virginia at 1-800-552- 7945 or visit its website at http://www, scc.virginia.gov/srf/i ndex.aspx. The SCC also encourages veterans and their families to consider the following: Annuities - Senior veterans, in particular, should exercise caution when in- vesting in annuities so they do not lose access to funds they may need for future expenses. An annuity is a contract in which an insur- ance company makes a series of income payments at reg- ular intervals in return for a premium or premiums paid by the owner. Annuities are most often purchased for future income and can be structured to provide income for long periods of time. Deferred annuities may not be suitable for older veterans since, with these products, the owner does not receive payment for the premium investment for several years and withdrawing funds from it early can be very costly. of annuity products to sen- iors, particularly for men and women who served in the armed forces. Before signing a contract or an annuity, the Bureau of Insurance encour- ages veterans to make sure they understand the terms of the contract, how any money is invested, and when the benefit payments will begin, keeping in mind the con- sumer's financial status, tax status, and investment ob- jectives, among other things. Marketing and Sales Practices - The SCC urges veterans to beware of in- dividuals who may claim to be veterans advocates repre- senting a nonprofit organiza- ~tion or claiming to be iendorsed by the Veterans Administration when, in fact, thef are insurance agents trying to sell a product. In some cases, these individuals may use false or misleading designations that seem to indicate they are an expert in senior issues when they are not. Some may hold presentations at assisted living facilities presumably to help veterans complete pension applications to qualify for their VA benefits, but do not disclose that they are actually insurance agents selling annuities to help veterans qualify for the benefts. For additional information, visit htt[~://WWW.SCC.virginia.gov/boi. of Economic Development, participants in this workshop will learn about gluten sensi- tivity and its symptoms in both adults and children, the process of diagnosing gluten sensitivity, and the health issues that are directly related to gluten sensi- tivity. Instructor Rachel Rose will explain to participants how to begin .a gluten-free diet includ- ing the foods that they can and cannot eat and how to identify hidden gluten from ingredient lists. Rose will also discuss the results that those that have gluten sensitivity can expect to ional Counselor at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Rose is certified with the Gluten Free Society. The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes materials and gluten-free refreshments. Enroll- ment is limited and pre-regist- ration is required. For more information on this workshop or to register, visit www.svtdc.org or call 276-889- 8180. 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" The Clinch Valley Tim~ 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. Ann Young Gregory. Editor Alien Grego " Advertising Susan Trent Adv./Graphics ANNUAl., SUBSCRIlr['iONS: ;In advance: $28.50 in Wise and Russell counties; $30.00 in other 24- zip codes; elsewhere, $32.50. POSTMASTER: send address changes to: Clinch Valley TimeN P.O. Box 817. St. Paul, VA 24283 SIN(;H~ COPY - 50c Classified Advertising: Minimum charge, $6.00 for up to 20 words, in adv~mce; 25c per word after 20 words. Display Advertising rates on application. Periodicals publication Postal 1SSN: 767600 ii or who are perr6a ntly or totally disabled . , egnditions unrelated to their mifftary ser- vice. The Veteransi- Admini- stration (VA) accrUe;financial planners and lawyers who can help veterans and .their families fill out and file the paperwork necessary to access those bene- fits. However, the VA does not endorse the financial products these individuals sell to veterans to help finance their long-term care. In addition, the financial planners must be licensed or registered to sell financial and insurance products and, in many cases, those financial products must be registered with the appropriate regulator. To determine if a person is properly licensed t6 sell insur- ance, contact the SCC's Bureau of Insurance in R efimond at (804) 371-9041 or toll-free (in Virginia) at 1-80 -552-7945 or