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576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 "" 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " llllk,, n i a PRESS Vol. LIX, No. 30 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Saint Paul, Virginia 50 cents By Jerry Couch The St. Paul Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on July 17 at the St. Paul Town Hall. At the meeting, Councilman Jason Kilgore formally submitted his res- ignation from the Council. We thank him for his serv- ice to the St. Paul commu- nity and wish him well in his future endeavors, both personal and professional. By vote of the Council, Josh Sawyers was appoint- ed to fill the remainder of Councilman Kilgore's term of office. Sawyers current- ly serves on the St. Paul Planning Commission as does Councilman Kenneth Holbrook. Because only one council member can serve on the Planning Commission, one of these men will resign. Resolution of this matter had not been announced at the time of this report. The Council voted to commit up to $300,000 for the Lyric Project. The commitment will serve as a bargaining chip in the ongoing search for grant funds. Money will be made available if matching funds are a condition of a future grant. A request from Spearhead Trails for a "moral obligation bond" to back the group's potential expansion St. Paul was referred to committee for further study. Spearhead AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, 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, Claypooi 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 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st [ll[it[i!iiJlP{@ll]. Trails is evaluating the pos- sibility of constructing a maintenance shop on prop- erty managed by the St. Paul Industrial Development Authority in the Riverside commercial area. Sidewalk repairs in the downtown area were once again discussed. Locations of these much-needed repairs have now been measured and mapped. Eleven-hundred linear feet of sidewalk will be replaced or repaired as nec- essary. After receiving a report by the St. Paul Planning Commission, the Council moved to adopt the group's recommended changes to the town's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan was developed earlier this year through a series of public meetings and can be viewed at the St. Paul Town Hall. In general, the changes are intended to make the plan's wording more precise. They apply tO: Convenient and ade- quate parking both on and off.the town's streets with contingency plans for flature growth Improvement of the ~e ~ ~ ,. I I ~_) : _ w~C - t .... ~ t " , :=:.=~ ........ m:.-_....-_.~::_~ - ;:-_, :: ....... ,~2~::~ ~; ~ 6"3 ~ - I . -4 I ,:i, )*"-- .a~ RUSSELL STREET ..... -- ' l I /e~ .......... 1~,~:~ =~ . !~l ""~" j~/i HATCHED - TEMP. EASEMENTI ', .............. / i -'- / /...L ,,,L,; v; i ...... i = ..... ... l town's appearance through enforcemrnt of existing ordinances Identification and reso- lution of traffic safety issues Plans for addressing future capital improve- ments to the town's proper- ties Assessment of the town's property for present and future needs The Wise County School Board has request- ed financial assistance from the town to help pay for a new roof for St. Paul Elementary School. This request was referred to committee for further investigation. Unsightly material lit- tering a business property on Riverside Drive was. discussed. Notice has been served on the owner and Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors 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- Free adult education classes are available in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Daytime and evenifig classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job- related skills including resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm. first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Thursdays, 7:30; Tuesday; Closed School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed. GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. County Mental Health D I C K E N S O N - Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and Call 276-679-0810. Saturday 10 to 4 and ACOA MEETING- Sundays 1 to 3. Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Social Mondays, 7 pm, FirstSecurity Office is open Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends of League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library League Field. All inter- on first Tuesdays at ested persons are invit- 5:30 pm. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- H.O.P.E. HOUSE- VFW. Post 9864, H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcomes vides emergency shel- new members. If you ter for victims of served overseas during domestic violence in any war, write VFW Wise, Russell,Post 9864, P.O. Box Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, and the City of Norton. address and phone Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- training available. Call comed. 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise ZENS-The Castle-County Health wood Senior Citizens Department, Wise, is meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- invited, ning, pediatrics, school The Dante Senior and adult physicals, Citizens meet each WIC, Paps and immu- Monday and Tuesday at n i z a t i o n s . 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- Department. Russell essary for all but immu- County residents 60 or nizations. For an older are invited, appointment, call 762- RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E S Russell County Public AVA I L A B L E - T h e Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma . Community Men 10am-2pm; Tue'& Center is available for Thur 10am-8pm; Wed reunions, birthdays and & Fri. 10am-5:30pm; showers. Sat 10-3pm. All proceeds reha- M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior Partial view downtown sewer project Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 the material is being removed. Council voted to con- tribute $100 to the Christmas In July Golf Tournament and $300 for the book program at St., Paul Elementary School. By Jerry Couch We're not going to talk about history today because I have something The book program pro- vides books to younger stu- dents, free of charge. These books can be taken home and kept. Proven results of the program include more and better readers- an investment in else to share with you. Bear with me and I prom- ise you'll have a history article with photos next week (car buffs, take note - you'll like it). As most of you know, there are many people in this area who struggle to make ends meet each month. For some, it often comes down to a choice between buying prescrip- tion medications or nutri- tious food. Some of us are very for- tunate and I trust we're very thankful for that. The wolf isn't at our doors. But the future. Council members and spectators were treated to an informative presentation by Jane Carter and her stu- dents concerning the solar eclipse that will be visible in the U. S. on August 21st. 7/2 how do we know he won't be there next week? Next month? Next year? FOOD SHORTFALLS Feeding America research suggests that food from pantries is not just being used to meet tempo- rary acute food needs. For the majority of people seeking food assistance, pantries are part of low- ificome households' long- term strategies to supple- ment chronic monthly shortfalls in food. The very young and the very old are the two most vul- See Food Pantry, Page 5 Neighbor's Aid volunteers - sponsored by St. Mark's Episcopal Roger Jessee Food Bank First Baptist Church Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Volunteers