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4 Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, July 25, 2013 T Reprinted from January 23, 1975 In the mid t, o}" a very philosophical conversation the other day,"/ 'friend said, "I'm the type of person who has to take a tranquilizer before I can watch 'The $10,000 Pyral id"." (For those who don't watch daytime televi ibn, "$10,000 Pyramid" is a very fast- ,paced, cash-giVeaway show on which winnings are determined by," l'fow many answers a contestant can give within a c riain time limit. We laughed at the joke, and continued the conversation. I've been thinking ever since, though, about how representative ,that crack about taking the tranquilizer is of how we, liv l today. The pace of the world has speeded up so., much with each decade of the twentieth century, 4 wouldn't be surprised to learn that the very planet has begun to spin more rapidly on its axis. We've createdmore leisure time for ourselves by shortening the 6rk day and the work week, but in doing so, we Seer6 to have set such a terrific pace for ourselves that' dgr leisure time has to be attacked rather than enjoyed. We run to this place or that to participate in;some activity; wedrive 50 miles (usually faster than we should) to take advantage of something else;-,We frantically do everyday chores in a hurry in order ,to leave time to "enjoy" planned activities that v6ry often we'd rather not do in the first place; and then- 6 have to take a tranquilizer in order L~ . wax,, by Ann Young Gregory to sit down and be still. Thank heavens the overstimulation of the cities hasn't caught up with us in our small towns, and we are still able to go down the street greeting friends and speaking amiably to acquaintances rather than growling and shoving our way to wherever we're going, with never a thought to the pushes and shoves of the crowd. Thanks, too, for the fact that at least occasionally we're able to draw a relaxed breath and sit down with a good book, oblivious to the electronic stimuli which surround, sell, amuse, inform, summon, educate and, occasionally, revolt us. Quiet conversation with good friends is another of the vanishing species of old-fashioned leisure time activities which is still possible when undertaken without the pressure of later appointments, urgent telephone calls and the like. We also still have the beautiful mountains, the blue .sky, the snow, and all the rest of nature to enjoy. Don't misunderstand: I'm all for the electronic age with its marvelous communications systems and fascinating household gadgets and unbelievable rockets to the moon. There's still time, even though we sometimes think we don't have time for anything, to enjoy the good things from the slower days. I guess it's that I think we still have enough thoughts and motivations of our own to entertain ourselves, if we can justslow down long enough to enjoy them. DONATION...The Health Wagon Executive Director Teresa Gardner is shown receiving a $75,000 donation from Dominion Foundation by Virginia City Hybrid' Energy Center Station Director Preston Sloane. Dominion donates $75,000 to The Health Wagon The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc. has donated $75,000 to The Health Wagon, a flee clinic serving the coal counties of far SouthweSt Virginia. of its 30 years partnered with the former St. Mary's Hospital in Norton. The Health Wagon. began in Sister Kenny's Volks- wagen, which was later replaced by a large recreational vehicl converted into a mobile clinic, A foundation check was That vehicle is beyond repai . Wise County formally presented Saturday at and Dominion's contribution the Rural Area Medical ex- will helpreplaceit. pedition at the Wise CountySister Kenny turned over"- Sheriff's epo L Fairgrounds, a three-day event leadership of The Health Wagon The Wise County Sheriff's during which volunteer medical organization in 2005 to Teres i Office reports the following professional provide free health Gardner, a nurse practitioner activities for the period of and dental care to thousands of who has been with The Health, 7/08/2013 through 7/14/2013. needy people. TheHealth Wagon Wagon for 20 years. The Healtff"! Wise Central Dispatch received a is the local organizer and spon- Wagon visits several sites in" total of 1552 calls for this seven- day period. Of the total calls sorofthisevent. SWVA in Buchanan, Dickenson received 279 were dispatched to The Health Wagon will use Russell and Wise countiesi" the Sheriff's Office. Total the Dominion Foundation's gitt weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. "" number or'Domestic calls for this to help replace an outdated and Services are offered free of period was 11. Criminal Process deteriorating mobile health clinic charge, although donations are for the same period served 24 vehicle, accepted. Felony Warrants, 36 Misde- "Dominion is extremely The Health Wagon is co- meanor Warrants, 0 DUI Arrest pleased to contribute toward the ordinating the RAM expedition and worked 11 Traffic Accident. ongoing success story of The to Wise County for the 14th year. Civil process for this period Health Wagon," said Preston The Remote Area Medical served 443 Civil Papers. During Sloane, station director at Dora- (RAM) Volunteer Corp is anon- this seven-day period 17 inion's Virginia City Hybrid profit, volunteer organization additional Criminal Investi- Energy Center in Wise County. that provides free health care, gations were initiated and 15 were cleared by arrest. The "The Health Wagon has for more dental care, eye care, veterinary Sheriff's Office provided 213 than 30 years now helped fill the services and technical and man-hours of Court Room health-care needs of underserved educational assistance to people Security for the three courts and and needy Southwest Virginians. in remote areas of the United the courthouse. We hope that our contribution States and World. RAM has The Sheriff's Office tran-will help The Health Wagon conducted hundreds of medical sported 0 adult in state, 1 adult provide many more years of outreach expeditions in this GUEST AT FARMERS MARKET...Chef Stephen Gilbert from The Virginia out of state, 3 mental patient, and such vital service (o the area," country and abroad Ram in Ballroom Restaurant had a cooking demonstration on Saturday, July 20. juveniles for a' total of 5 Sloane said. Wise County is considered the transports, involving 17 hours. The Sheriff's Office unlocked The Health Wagon was largest medical outreach in the Governo, i.. McDonnell announces 12 vehicles and escorted 5 founded by Sister Bernie Kenny .... United States. M0fe than 71000 " " funerals during this seven-day of the order of the Medical patients were seen at the 2011 anniversary milestone of Virginia's troops period. Missionaries 0f Mary and for 25 RAM event in Wise. k sM P ram He kids' Become HR Certlficatmn Prenaratlon Y " to Truco.:: rog . r a StarReader ThroughProgr dorethan2OOServiceMenandWomenHaveObtainedCDLstoPreparefor : Post-Military Careers in Transportation Industry class begins September 9 n become Star'" Governor Bob M I 0nnell "The Commonwealth is administer tests and issue, CDLs. Children ca announced the one ,your: anni- committed to helping those who Troops to Trucks .... parti- The University of Virginia's responsibilities, and associated Readers at the J. Fred Matthews " versary of the Virginia' D epart- have served our country succeed cipants also complete an em- College at Wise will offer an HR knowledge as defined by the Memorial Library. Stop by the " ment of Motor Vehi.c s (DMV) in their civilian careers," said ployment interest questionnaire. Certification Preparation class HRCI. library and pick up a reading log.- ' Troops to Trucks .. l r0gra . Governor,McDonnell. "Troops DMV provides those ques- beginning September 9 and run- Instructor Amy Kestner hasRead 50 books and you will Through Troops to':2 Trucks'' to Trucks is one of the many tionnaires to the Virginia ning through October 17. The nearly 20 years of experience as become a Star Readeri Get your-i more than 200 military a-aen and military and veteran programs trucking and busing associations six-week course will meet on an HR professional. She works picture in the paper, win a prize women have come :one step that help meet the goal offor possible matches with busi- Monday and Thursday evenings with the Virginia Department of and have your picture put on our ', closer to civilian caree g;.in the Virginia becoming the mostnesses looking for qualified from 6 pm to 9 pm at the South- Transportation Bristol District wall of Star Readers. For more .... transportation industr i, military and veteran-friendly drivers. Through a partnership bet- state in the country. We must "The characteristics of to- west Virginia Technology Devel- Office, where she manages the information about this program ween the Virginia .DMV, the continue to pursue creative ways day's veterans are the same opment Center in Lebanon. recruitment activities for the div- stop .by the library or call 276- " military and tran l drtation- to serve the men and womencharacteristics that the trans- The course is offered in ision, as well as classification 762-9702. : related businesses, igadidipants who have sacrificed for our great portation industry needs in its cooperation with the Society for and employee relations. She is ' in the Troops to J'rtml s M pro- nation." drivers - dedicated, dependable Human Resource Management an active trainer and has been a !: .............. ! gram fast-track the process for Five military installations in leaders," said DMV Commis- (SHRM) as preparation for the certified human resources pro- [ : ettin a commercial" driver's Virginia are certified as third- sioner Richard D. ITolcomb. Professional in Human Resour- fessional (PHR) since 2003 and |/Ciineh I l' cense (CDL). Many, s"ervice party testers through DMV - "With a shortage of qualified ces (PHR) and Senior Profess- is a professional member of the iv : ...... [,:,, members are trainedl to 6 perate Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, Marine drivers, we are helping match ional in Human. . Resources. national SHRM organization. IV, alle 1 I' large vehicles that: meet the Corps Base Quantico, Joint Base these men and women with good (SPHR) certification examma- The tuition for the class is ,,.-,.Y definition of a .cowafiercial Langley-Eustis and Naval paying jobs." motor vehicle. For t '2with at Amphibious Base, Little Creek. As more service men and tions administered by the Human $1,099, which includes materials Times least two years of mff|tai-y ve- Using a DMV-approved cur- women transition out of the Resource Certification Institute RegistrationMEMBER hicle driving experience, DMV riculum, military members are military this summer, the pro- (HRCI). Participants will get a VIRGINIA.PRESS ASSOCIATION and refreshments. deadline for the program is waives the CDL skills t st. For taught the needed skills to gram is expected to grow signi- complete overview of key areas August 28. those with little or 'ho"military operate a commercial vehicle, ficantly. For more information in human resource management. For more information or to driving experience, commercial When participants are ready for about Troops to Trucks visit The SHRM Learning Systemregister for the class, go to driver training is conducted on testing, the DMV 2 Go mobile http://www.dmvnow.com/militar includes six modules that corre- . www.svtdc.org or call base beforeleavingse vj6e., office goes to the bages to y/ spond t, six functional areas, 276.889.8180. Cathy Mays, Agent 16610 Russell Street Suite 4 Saint Paul, VA 24283 Bus: 276-762-7251 www.cathymaysinsuranceforu.com I can help with both. Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is thereJ' :? & i" 2 Published weekly in St. Paul VA 24283, by the CLINCH PIJBLISHING CO., INC. The Clinch Valley Times 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 Allen Gregory. Advertising Susan Trent Adv./Graphics ANNUAl., SUBSCRltrI'IONS: In advance: $28.50 in Wise and Russell counties; $30.00 in other 24- zip codes; elsewhere, $32.50. :! s ........ ~PO,. I MAS I ER: send address changes to: Clinch Valley Times, P.O. Box 817, St. Paul, VA 24283 SIN(3LE COPY - 50c Classified Advertising: Minimum charge, $6.00 for up m 20 words, in advance; 25c per word aRer 20 words. Display Advertising rates on application. Periodicals publication Postal ISSN: 767600 NEWS FROM THE PAST... (Continued from a e 1) CHS Boosters ..... Miss Lon Gray was visiting Mrs. C. C. Bolton meeting yesterday. Some of our young men were visiting there, too. The Castlewood Athletic ..... George Williams, who -Boosters meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the has been with homefolks atCHSoffice. Lebanon for a few days, passed All Castlewood fans who are through town en route for interested in promoting the Stonega yesterday, interests of the school's athletic By "Brownie"teams are urged to attend. St. Paul, Va., July. The ice cream supper on .the evening of the 14 was quite a success. A .large crowd was present and every one seemed .tq- njoy it thoroughly. About $d5. was add- ed to the parsonage nd.' ..... Will Dickenson left yesterday for Big Stone Gap, where he has a posi n( Sorry to lose him (at least some of us), but our loss is another's ain. ..... is,of Be a Hospice volunteer Castlewoods, is visiting Miss Mary Alexander. Sign up today for Total participants. Home Care and Hospice Volunteer opportunity. Being a Hospice Volunteer means giving back to your community by serving terminally-ill patients and their families. Just one to four hours a week can make a difference in someone's quality of life Participants will receive educational training that will be. a rewarding experience! Back- ground check and TB test will be given at no charge to To learn more about the volunteer opportunity, contact Arlona Boggs, Volunteer Coordinator at 276-220-7585 to receive an application and brochure on volunteering. Total Home Care & Hospice has six office locations: in Big Stone Gap, Clintwood, Grundy, Richlands, Abingdon and Bluefield. If you live in any of these areas, a hospice patient needs you! ..... Mrs. Craigen, who has been visiting Mrs. C. Boice, left yesterday for her home in New York. ..... Charley Broadwater and Kemper Tuner, of Coaldale, are visiting homefolks ..this week. They will return to Coaldale on th the 20 accompanied lay Miss Corrie Broadwater. -Mrs. Eliza Lytton, of iek: ills, died yesterday of 1001386.1 State Farm, Home Office. Bloomington, IL