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Clin,:h Valley Times " 'The time has come,' the w, alrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Vol. LI, No. 29 Thursday, July 16, 2009 Saint Paul, Virginia IlIl---- I I II I II --- - II I IIII iii _1 2:. - ..... II .__ IIIII II III I .U/2._. "GIN LA "'') ,.-PB00$Sy 50 offers free eye, dental a idL medical care at Wise / CHS FBLA STUDENT PLACES SIXTH NATIONALLY...Severai (astlewood- High School FBLA students recently traveled to Anaheim, California, to participate in the FBLA National Conference. All of the students did well, but Ethan Collins, far right, placed sixth nationally in Desktop Application Program- ming. Others were, left to right, Devan Crabtree, Partnership with Business; Terri Gordon and Chesley Meade, Local Annual Business Report; and Derek Allen and Stephanie Boyd, Partnership with Business. Keynote speaker for the event was Todd Newton, veteran host of E! Entertainment Television. The CHS group spent a day at Laguna Beach, toured Hollywood and visited Disney Land. Veterans' Memorial ordered'-should be in place in front of TruPoint Bank in 6-8 weeks The long-awaited Veterans' established as a subsidiary to still being accepted. Checks may Memorial, to be erected in front Kilgore's Mountain Heritage, be made to "Veterans Memorial of TruPoint Bank in honor of all tnc. account. Fund:" and sent to P.O. Box 29, the area men and women who Donations for the Iroject are St. Paul, VA 24283. have sacrificed their time, 00lent00, e00o. an00, m some Contractors attend a final cases, their very lives on behalf of their country, has been ordered. According to Joe Slemp-- a member of the committee which has established the fund for the memorial and overseen its design--if there are no delays, the Memorial, which was pictured in the Clinch Valley Times in late May, will be erected in front of TruPoint Bank within six to eight weeks. The Memorial itself will cost $i5,397, plus the cost of the- foundation. Thanks to the courtesy of Frank Kilgore, a special account, "Citizens for a Veterans' Memorial," has been briefing for utilities projects Contractors who will being undertaken by the Town construct the pump station, install lines and build the tank for the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center utilities projects attended a pre-construetion con- ference at the St. Paul Town Hall on Tuesday morning. Mattern & Craig engineer Mark Hill conducted the session. The, pimaw contractors-- Bogg '- Municipal Services (pump station), Boring Con- tractors (line work), and Mid- Atlantic (tank)--also attended the monthly Progress Meeting for the three proiects, which are for the Dominion power plant. Other interested parties, in- cluding St. Paul and Wise County SPA officials also attended the meetings. All learned that the funding, $3.3 million, is in place. Construction will begin with- in the month. One detail which was discussed is the logo which will be placed on the tank. The Town Council will make a final determination on Monday, but being considered is "Welcome to St. Paul...Home of the Deacons." Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and T",hys: Big Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal Chinch; Wmleys: Wi,, 8 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Choreh; Fridays: Cliutwood, 7:30 p.m., iutwond United Metho- dist Chorch. COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 p.m. school cafotn. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town Hall. ST, PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town Hall. CAST:LEWOOD W&SA.Tbe Casewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Diree-tors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, I p.m., Appala- chian Asenc3, for Senior Citizens olfice, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyterian Chta'dx, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #l-Statnd meetings will be held tbe thhd Sat of ach month. The School of Inslruction will be ' held oe fom'th Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- cond Thm'sdays, 7:30 p.m., Stab nd Communication; First Thurs- day, 7 p.m., School ofon. VFW POST #86S2, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coebtnn, NEIGHllORS AED*Tbersdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Tberese's Neigh. bors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 pro., Lebanon.. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #2S6- Stated Communieatic lat Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Cen- ter conducts a recovery group for substance abusers and families Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- 0810, ACOA MEETING-Adalt Child- ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., Fivst BaptistChurch, Cue- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH The Dante Neighhorhood Watch Program will meet at 7 p.m.on second Mondays at the Dame Community Building. Call 495- 7007 for information. H.O.P.E. HOUSE H.O.P.E. House provides emer- gency shelter for victims of do- mestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenann, Lee, Scott and Buch- anan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed-train- ...The Castlxxl Senior Citi- zens meet at 10 a.m. Weaneulays at the Castlewood Liuns Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. ..,The DUPto Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at l0 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- partmem. Russell County resi- dents 60 or older are invited, RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th, 9 &m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 am.-5 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Mmnorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickmmon-Bundy Log House is op weekly Thmadays thromh Semras, 10-3, end Stmdays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise So,el Security Ofl] is open Mondays.Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are i- 800-772-1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J. Fred Matlhews Maorisl Lfb, St. Paul, meet at the Library on fourth Tuesdays at I I:00 a.m, VI;W POST 94 VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- comes new mabets. If yon ovel. during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebenon, VA 24266, and sml name, address and phoue mtmber. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES The Wise County Health I- , Wise, is open from 8 am.-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- nics will be offered in family planning, pedialrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Appointments are nessmy for all but immaniza- tions. For an uppoint-meut, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Commtmity Center is available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infommtion, call 395.6398. 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in SUPPORT GROUP Women rvivors of sexual an- mult me invited to attend Clinch Valley Conmnmity Action, Inc./ Family Crisis Services' support group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. For information, call Rande I-hcldar, 276-988. 5583, or  Davis, 276-889- 8206. FREE ADULT ED Free adult education classes are available in Lee, ScoR and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to intprove their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related skills in- chiding resume writing and inter- viewing, For details, call 1-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION Tbe Appala&ian Aseney for Senior Citizens ovides disabili- ty transportation services in Be- lmmm, Dicka, Russell and Thzewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Rmsell County, Ganeelogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Russell County Public Lilm, Lebanon. The Group's propose is "to learn, to share and to pmpuate family histow." Call William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 or f',com. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Maorial Libry and help promote the improvement of faci- lities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make cheeks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthows Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meet- ings axe on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson County--Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights. Coebtwn-A Dept. of Veterans Services represeutative will assist Russell, Di'kenson, Buchanan clients and answer questions at and Tazewell counties who are the Coebum VFW Post from 9 100 years old or older. Call Dana am.-3:30 pm. third Thursdays Collins, 1-800.656-2272, to ad- except Jtm. vise AASC of any Ulommg Russell County--DAV Service 100th+birthday. Officer PmTy Johnson assists SCHOOL POLICIES veteran filing claims third Tues- ...The Wise County School days from 2-3:30 p.m., at the Board maintains a Policy Manual Russell County Public Library, which is available to the public in Lebanon. the library of each school and in Russell County-American cech county public library. Legion Post 208 Post Service ...Copies of the Russell County Officer Todd Salyer caa assist School Board Policy Manual have with veterans' clamas, records ing available. Call 1-80O-572- been placed in the office and the and family assistance. Call him at 2278. library of each school, and at the 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. SENIOR CITIZENS Russell County Public Library. FOOD BANK J First Buptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tut- day from 9-11 am. at the choreh. Donations me welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER The West Dante Commuy Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mon- days, For more information, call 495-7026 or 495-8473. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothos Closut from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is wekome. ' FREE HIV TESTING Health Departments in the Leno- wisco Health District offer free tiul HIV tnstin$ tlnonOv out the year. For information, call Wise Caty, 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- 386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES Free OED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family hveaent Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays flora 8:30 a.m.-12 noon. Gleuna Mc&eynolds is the teacber. Call 1-800-422-3433. C/RADD MEETING A meeting of C/RADD will be held at 5:30 p.m. on second Thursdays. The meetings will be held at the Dante Muanum. GED ONLINE The Regional Adult Edacaon Pro-ara is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home cmn- peters, in Lee, Scott and Wise coonties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On- line Co-ordiuntor Marci Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon- day through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Ed.ueation Center, Wise Call 276-328-8612 for infomm- tion concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5.6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:30 p.m. 1st Mondays at the Dante Museum. Communit- y Meeting is 3rd Tuesday in March, June, Sept. & Dec. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad SlreeL St. Paul. All are welcogae--admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION Book Discussion Group One of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- rary meets fourth Thursdays of every month (except November and December, which are combined into one holiday meeting the first Thursday in December) at the Riverside Diner. The next meeting is Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 F00drgrounds July 25, 26 & 27 Remote Area Medical Health dental hygienists, nurse practi- Health District, University of Expedition, which provides free tioners and other trained health Virgiml-th System, Moun- eye, dental and medical care for care professionals. -- tain States Health Alliance, the uninsured, underinsured, un- Mountain View Regional Medi- employed and others who can- not afford to pay, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. daily, and services are on a first-come, first-served basis. All services are FREE of chage. Dental care includes clean- ings, fillings, extractions, den- ture repairs and realignments. Services provided for eye care include complete dilated eye exams, glaucoma testing ,diabetic retinopathy screening, and prescription glasses. Those who wear glasses are asked to All patients, especially diabe- tics, are encouraged to bring their medications and a snack. A number of organizations cooperate as major sponsors of RAM. They include The Health Wagon, Lions Clubs of Virgi- nia, the Virginia Dental Asso- ciation, Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Communi- ty Hospital, Volunteer Optome- tric Services to Humanity--Vir- ginia, Appalachia College of Pharmacy, Advocate Center and Frontier Health, Virginia De- partment of Health--Lenowisco cal Center, The University of Virginia's College at Wise, We- CAN and Base X, Wise Fair Committee, Wise County Health Department, MEOC Transit, Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hos- pital, LogistiCare, Wallens Ridge State Prison, Dominion Electric, Kiwanis and GMEC, Towns of Wise and Coeburn, Wise County Board of Supervi- sors, Pepsi and Food City, plus many other civic organizations churches, businesses and indivi- duals who make RAM possible. bring their current eye glass prescription (within one year) to avoid the wait for an eye exam at RAM. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid may be eligible for a free/reduced cost routine eye exam prior to RAM. Pa- tients should check with their local eye professional for de- tails, and can then bring their prescription to RAM and have glasses made while they wait. (Because of the volume of pa- tients who need this service, RAM may not be able to make Hall on Tuesday morning to glasses for everybody.) " discuss progress to date on plans Regional wastewater principals discuss details Representatives of the St. Paul Town Council, the Wise County Public Service Autho- rity, the Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority, LENOWIS- CO, the Cumberland Plateau Planning District, Delegate Bud Phillips and several engineering firms met at the St. Paul Town plant capacity, and the Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority thirty percent. St. Paul will reserve fifty percent for town use. Each entity has either already signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, or is scheduled to do so by the first of next week. Plans were made for a Hearing exams will be pro- vided. Hearing aid(s) assistance is available if indicated. In the area of medical servi- ces, specialists' exams will be offered, as well as EKG, osteo- pathic manipulation, diabetes screening and education, bone density test, blood work, choles- terol, pulmonary function (breathing) testing, chest X-ray, Pap smears, breast exams, pre- scription medication assistance, chiropractic services, skin biop- sy emdinor surgery (if indicat- ed), c0ion and prostate cancer screening, echocardiogram, ul- trasound and sigmoidoscopy. Some tests will be provided only if RAM clinicians deter- mine that the tests are medic, ally indicted. For mammogram appoint- ments and gynecological spe- cialty referral appointments, call the Wise County Health Depart- ment, 276-327-1920. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. All services are provided by vo- lunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, opthalmologists, optometrists, to cooperate for the construction of a Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a capacity of nearly a million gallons a day.. The plant will be in St. Paul and will be owned by St. Paul, but the Wise County PSA will purchase twenty percent of its Matthews Library to Barefoot Puppets Theatre Why does the platypus look so strange? You'll f'md out when Barefoot Puppet Theatre presents "Dreamtime: Tales From Down Under," a wonderful production for all ages. The presentation will be held at the St. Paul High School Auditorium at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23. It is part of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program. This fantastic puppet show for families was inspired by three traditional tales of the representative of each of the principal agencies involved to journey to Richmond within the next two or three weeks to meet with representatives of the various funding agencies from whom grants and/or low/interest loans might be secured. Details of that trip will be announced as plans are finalized. host Aborigines of Australia, and is told through the eyes of Bill an inquisitive young platypus, Rod puppets come to life on a beautiful "table-top" stage to create this delightful cast of' characters. You will meet and be entertained by some of the most unusual animals in the world in this show that allows for lots of audience participation. The 45- minute show is great for all ages, and J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program hopes you'll be there! SW VA actors to present Steel Magnolias to benefit MEOC's Emergency Fuel Fund Rehearsals are underway for livered over $]-30,000 to" this funffraismg goals of the EFF be the fn'st theatre production to benefit Mountain Empire Older Citizens' Emergency Fuel Fund for the Elderly. The Mountain Empire Older Citizens' EFF is of critical im- portance to lower income el- derly households in Southwest Virginia, providing support in payment of heating bills during cold months. This program helps keep older people from having to choose between food, medications and heat. The MEOC Walkathon, a massive community effort, de- i fund, but at least $30,000 is still needed for the upcoming winter of 2009. With this in mind, local act- ors and crew have come toge- ther to present Robert Harling's beloved Southern classic, "Steel Magnolias," at the Powell Valley High School Auditorium. It is without question that M'Lynn, Shelby, Truvy, Clai- ree, Ouiser and Annelle would have been highly supportive of MEOC's efforts on behalf of local citizens. The public is enthusiastically invited to come, achieved. Performances will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, with the final performance at 3 p.m. on Au- gust 16, Advance sale general admission tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Advance sale tickets are available from MEOC drivers, MEOC offices in Big Stone Gap, The Post, and Powell Valley News. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 general admission adult and enjoy .the show and help the $10 seniors and students. TRANSFoRMATION...The inside of the largest store space in the Riverside Shopping Center has been transformed into what will be Roses when the store has its grand opening at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30. Pictured in the center of the photo as they get ready to stock the shelves at St. Paul's newest store are, left to right, Brandon Coffey, Dillon Harding, Amie Weaver and Jonathan Skeens.