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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 31, 2014 ELAINE CHILDRESS, Title I Coordinator at St. Paul Elementary School is doing storytime fun things with Emily Morrison and Carmela Kelly at the St. Paul Farmers Market on Wednesday after- noon. Ms. Childress will be at the market again on Wednesday, July 30. COOKS & BOOKS EVENT HELD...Market Square was alive with action on Saturday night as the Friends of the Library held one of their Cooks & Books events. The entry fee and silent auction pro- duced over $2,200. The money garnered from the sources will be divided between the Friends of the Library and St. Paul Tomorrow. There were eight area authors, two wineries, one micro-brewery and five cooks at the event. Linda Hoagland of Tazewell featured her new collection of short stories called Broken Petals and her second book in the Lindsay Wagner series called Snooping Can be Devious. St. Paul author Shannon Smith, who has self-published many mini- comics for online sites, attended the Cooks andBooks event on Saturday at Market Square. --Gardening .... From Page 1 grew to be about ten feet in height. The tomatoes it bore were large and heavy, and my ten-year-old self was very proud of my small accomplishment. Like most people, my family had a strawberry patch. The hybrid straw- berry plants produced a great deal of fruit which was transformed into jelly, preserves, and pies. My mother's pie crusts were second to none - delicate and flaky; made with Armour Star Pure Lard. I will share a secret with you - though our "tame" berries were good, they weren't the best berries by far. The absolute BEST strawber- ries grew wild along the tracks of the Clinchfield Railroad between South St. Paul and the Clinch River Quarry. These berries were just the way God made 'em - sour and small. It took a lot of picking to get enough for a pie, but the taste was unforgettable. Could the taste have been enhanced by the powerful herbicides which were liberally sprayed along the railroad right-of-way each' year? All I can say is, "It didn't kill us." As the growing sea- son drew to a close there was one more chore to complete digging the potatoes. My family com- pleted this task on Labor Day - how fitting! Back then, many folks still had a "dairy" left over from the era before mechanical refrigeration. Our dairy featured shelves around its perimeter for storing canned goods. There was a large potato bin as well.. After Labor Day, this bin would be filled to the brim with potatoes for the com- ing winter. By spring there would only be a few shriv- eled, sprouted survivors to remind us of what we had enjoyed. After the growing and the picking came canning Calendar From Page 1 or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties 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. Please make checks payable to FriendS of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisc0 Health District offer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. 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 Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offer- ing 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 City of Norton. For more infor- mation, call GED Online 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 Education and freezing time. It was not unusual for my parents to can 150 quarts (or more) of green beans - a year's supply. Our surplus of beans and other vegetables would be shared with our neighbors. Each evening we'd sit on the front porch, stringing and snapping a mountain of beans. In ret- rospect, I know this was quality time we spent together - a time to share ideas or talk of the past as the pile of broken, crisp green beans grew. These were some of the best days of my life and this example helped lay the foundation of who and what I am. In my mind's eye, I can see my grandmother, aunts, and my mother in the kitchen peeling, coring, blanching, pickling, and processing batch after batch of colorful vegeta- bles and fruits. Afterwards, my grand- mother would lift the jars up to the light and exclaim Center, Wise'. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at /:00 pm. 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. NARCONON COUNSEL- ING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your fam- ily from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800- 431-1754 or DrugAbuseS Jason Adams and Kari Kilgore Adams (editor and layout) were at Cooks & Books representing Frank Kiigore's second history post- card book titled Southwest Virginia: A Postcard & Photographic Journey. love - the REAL thing, expressed by caring, weary hands. And so it contin- ued, year after year, until at last those hands could do no more and were made still by old age and death. I am thankful for those gardens of bygone years. They are pages in my memory book. 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