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National Hot Dog Month Vol. LV, No, 29 Thursday, July 18, 2013 1 k_ ............ I I ( Clinch Valley Times .... " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things..' " --,--,.=--=-.=..,.M.' '--2, ' 50c TAKING DOWN OLD...This picture was taken on Friday, July 12 when St., Paul's town crew were taking down old playground equipment at A.R. Matthews Park. The equipment will be donated to the Sandy Ridge Community Center. PUTTING IN NEW...This picture, taken on Tuesday, shows the town crew putting in place the new playground equipment purchased by the town. Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains 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 Policy Manual have been placed m the office and the library of each school, and at the Russell County Ptthlic Library. SUPPORT GROUP-Women survivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, lnc./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-Free 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, writing 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, DicketBon, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call. 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY . GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group ) • • i  Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 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 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 pm, 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 will 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 pm, 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- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and families Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren bf Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. H.O.P.E, HOUSE-H.O.P.E. Hou- se provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the 'Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 an 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, SL Paul, are 9am-5pm Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat urdays, and llam-7:30pm Tues- days and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickensou-Bundy Log House is 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 pm VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send tame, address 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 Mission 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 in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confid- ential HIV testing throughout the yea/. 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 Center, St.. Paul, Mondays and Wed- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, 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- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co Alternative Educati, Center, Wise, Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. 5-6 pm 2 " Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3  Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pro. GOSPEL SINGING-A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 pm the first Friday of each month at The' Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All are 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 in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. "to ' learn, to share and to perpefitate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or fnllerjr1942 yahoo.corn JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join 'the Friends of J Fred Matthews Mem- orial Library and help promote the improvement of facilities and services of the library• Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter 8152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetidgs are on the second Tuesday. All meetings are 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 Coebum VFW Post from 9am- and phone numbey Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-Spin first Thursdays Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, schoot and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Ap- pointments are necessary for all but immumzations. For an appointment, call 762-328-8000• FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showerls. All proceeds rehabilitate tl Tacoma School as a Community Center• For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100 rn BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in lussell, 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 I00 t birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES Saint Paul, Virginia calendar on page 3 Church and church-related activities ATV committee by Council After holding a lengthy needed spare parts for the public hearing discussing a motors in the system. proposed ATV Ordinance, the The Council also executed Council appointed St. Paul  the lease document for Clinch Police Chief Bo Phillips, Councilman Greg Bailey and Chuck Reidhammer to that committee. Reidhammer is a director of the Southwest Vir- ginia Recreational Authority who is working on the Spear- head Trails Project. The Council also heard a report from Randy Beckner of Mattern and Craig that the work on the water tank's repair, sludge removal from the sewer plant and the 58A bridge crossing would begin this week. Beckner also reported that the design• of the new wastewater treatment plant is moving forward. Earl Carter reported that the grit system still had some problems where the screens in the system were tearing and he River Adventures to lease the caboose in the park for $1.00 a month for three months. Councilmen Bailey and Councilman Monty Salyer said they had some calls about leasing town property for a private business venture. Addressing a previous request from Alicia Williams and Misty Lee, the Council voted to donate $100.00 to raise funds for the Clinch River Little League 5K run. Further in this action, they voted to ask permission from VDOT to use the town streets for this event. Also they approved the town's police force to help in this 5K run project. The Council authorized the Mayor to hire an engineer to study the drainage problem in CHS hires two coaches With the recent resignations of Doug Campbell and Jonathon Salyers, CHS found itself in need of finding people to fill those openings. Brock Funk will replace Salyers as the head baseball coach while Mark Dockery will replace Campbell. Funk takes over a program that has been struggling over the past several years. Funk, who was an outstand- ing shortstop and pitcher for Grayson County Va High School for four years graduated in 2004. -He then played at UVa-Wise for four years graduating in 2008. At UVa-Wise Funk was a pitcher and first baseman and had an excellent career. • ....... Brock Funk Funk said on Monday that he his team to be able to hit and run has not had a chance to meet all and also be able to bunt and play the players yet but is very eager to. He wants to get started in off season workouts that are per- mired by VHSL rules. Since graduating from UVa- Wise Funk has assisted at Coe- burn with Steve Hubbard Jr. and at Eastside with Chris Clay. So Funk brings to the table eight years of playing experience plus four years of coaching experi- ence. Funk said he will work his team and teach the basic funda- mentals of hitting and fielding and pitching. He will teach his team to go after the big inning when types of situations exist. He also wants appointed South St. Paul and give a cost i estimate of the repairs needed i for this project. The Council voted to deduct the cost of the awning repair that the pool contractors caused when they damaged the awning i with a piece of heavy equipment. The Council discussed having VDOT pave Wise Street from the hill entering town to the' first red light. They also discussed having a consent agenda as part of their regular monthly meetings. Before the closed session'the Council voted to let Police Chief Bo Phillips spend up to $10,000 for a police car to replace an old one the department now has that needs $2000 worth of repairs. After a closed session, the Council voted to advertise for a garbage department worker to replace Roger Trent who resigned last week. Mark Doekery for a tie or a run to win or take Continued on page 2) Robbery attempt foiled On Wednesday, July 10 at about 1 am Terry Lyle, 52, St. Paul attacked Edith Bush, 80, in the Jessee Apartment parking area. She was able to break free and run up the steps to her apartment. Lyl broke into her apart- ment but his attack was foiled by Ms. Bush's brother who lives in an apartment in the building. Ms. Bush's brother stopped the attack. St. Paul Policeman MaR Pucker and Russell County Deputy Carlos Nash arrived on the scene as well as St. Paul Chief Bo Phillips. Lyle was found lying on tle floor with a head injury. Ms. Bush had minor cuts on her arm. Lyle had to be taken to the Russell County Medical Center by the Dante Rescue Squad. After being released from the hospital Lyle has been lodged in the Southwest Virginia Jail in Abingdon without bond. Lyle is charged with abduct- tion, tinlawful wounding and breaking and entering. News from the past, Part III 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, March 19, 1908 • Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Broadwater, Raven, were visiting the fomer's parents here on the 14  and 15 th. ' Miss Corrie Broad- water, Norton, was up home between trains Sunday. • James T. Lefler, with J. W. Ould Co., of Lynchburg, was in town first of the week. • Professor T. E. Wolfe was a business visitor at Coebum Saturday. Miss Lettie Potts with Floyd Cieek, Coeburn, were the guests of the Misses Cleek Sunday. • Mrs. W. C. Craig recently returned from the hospital at Bluefield. We are sorry to leam that she is in declining health. • J.H. Greever, Fives Oaks, passed through St. Paul first of the week in route to Church Hill, Tenn., where he will resume his position with Walton and Co. • C.R. Hagy, formerly of Johnson Edward and Co., of St. Paul was back again visiting friends recently. • E.S. Hurt visited his mother a few hours at Gardner Sunday. ST. PAUL, March 20, 1908 Female Moonshiner Dies in Wise Sallie Ramey, the well known "whiskey boodler," of St. Paul, succumbed to death on the night of the 10 t. She had been confined to her room for some months with dropsy. Early in 1907 her husband, James Ramey was killed in a drunken row. CASTLEWOOD, April 30, 1909 Rush Smith, colored, shot and mortally wounded David Kiser near Castlewood Sunday evening. The cause of the tragedy was Kiser's wife, who had sold the Negro some liquor, as she is a noted moonshiner, and when he sampled it he found too much water in it and demanded his money, and they had a dispute, and some insulting language was indulged best girl Sunday. • Little Miss Kate: Phipps, of Coeburn, is visiting her uncle, J. W. Phipps. * • The stork visited thai home of Mr. and Mrs. M. ;z Angel Saturday and left a fire boy. • .Mrs. W. P. Porter has returned from Richmond where she has been in the hospital. • Mrs. J. E. Duff and son Willie returned Wednesday from Lebanon • Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Handy are visiting their parents in Maryland. • L.C. Dickenson madea fying trip to Tip Top last weekl • Bob Powers, the Coca- Cola man, visited his parents at Coeburn Sunday. in between the Kiser woman and • Mrs. N. E. Good has the Negro and Kiser started into returned from Bristol where she the house and the Negro thought has been visiting homefolks. he was going after a gun, and shot him through the head. At this writing he is still alive, but no hopes of his recovery, and doubtless before this appears he will have passed to the great beyond. Kiser was a kind man and married "Susan" Fraley, noted moonshiner of that community. Deputy Sheriff Gibson lodged the Negro in jail. ST PAUL, December 10, 1909 The Zilphine Literary Society of St. Paul School, will give a play on Dec. 18 th for the benefit of the Methodist Church, St. Paul, Va, Admission 15 and 25 cents. ST. PAUL, August 28, 1911 • H. Lee Brown of Bluefield, was calling on his • Peter Xenos, a Greek, was badly poisoned by eating a pear that was decayed. • H.E. Moore, billing i:; clerk for the N & W is at his home in Norton on the sick list -i • We have at last succeeded in getting our town • incorporated, with W. P. Porter, Mayor. " • Mrs. Baxter Musick. suffered a severe cut on her hand Saturday while open-ing a can of: blackberries. • The ball game betweei St. Paul and Castlewood : Saturday was very interesting, i: the score 5 to 0 in favor of St, l Paul. The St. Paul Tigers are hard to beat?