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2, Vol. LIV, No. 32 " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " Thursday, August 9, 2012 Saint Paul, Virginia I II" Ill $815,000 C i tA 50c t CLOSE TO OPENING McDonald's, St. Paul's newest restaurant, is under construction near the intersection of Route 58A and Bush Drive. Scheduled to open late this month, the fast food icon will undoubtedly be a local landmark. -Competitive grant will support Friends of Southwest Virginia regional initiative- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced that South- west Virginia's 'Round the Mou- ntain (RTM) artisan network has been awarded a competitive grant of $815,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The innovation grant was awarded to Appalachian Spring have helped to leverage local a creative economy initiative cultural assets and diversify through the Friends of South- Southwest Virginia's overall west Virginia in partnership with economy," Senator Warner said. the region's Planning District "This competitive grant should Commissions, People Inc and serve as a catalyst for additional A generous $1 million girl from the estate of Carol Phipps Buchanan has created an en- dowed professorship in biology at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. The John C. Buchanan Pro- 'fessorship in Biology was established in honor of her late husband, a former state senator and Southwest Virginia phy- sician. Sen. Buchanan, a dis- tinguished alumnus of the University of Virginia, operated a general, medical practice in Wise. From 1971 until his death on April 15, 1991, Sen. Buch- anan represented a large portion enhancing and capitalizing upon the cultural and natural assets'of the region through a variety of projects and ongoing efforts. "Eight years after we laun- ched this network during my term as Governor, it is very gratifying to see how 'Round the Mountain, The Crooked Road and the Heartwood Artisan Gateway in Abingdon Virginia partners in local, regional, and state government to go to the next level in developing a creative economy in Southwest Virginia," according to Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation executive director, Todd Christensen. The $815,000 grant awarded includes $500,000 from the Commerce Department's Econo- mic Development Administra- tion, $215,000 from the Ag- riculture Department's rural bro- adband program; and $100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission. It will provide technical assistance to small businesses in Virginia Community Capital to private investment and job develop asset-based economic creation." John C. Buchanan Professorship in Biology development, particularly related"This grantwillenablethe the regionwhichareengagedin to outdoor recreation, downtown 'Southwest Virginia Cultural the arts, outdoor recreation, local endowed at UVa-Wise ro .a,iza.on, and small busi- heritage Foundation to fulfill its foods and broadband service ness development, mission by working with our- delivery. RTM will serve as the fiscal Senator and Mrs. John C. Buchanan Buchanan was known for her strong dedication to education. A community-minded yet private efforts in all 19 counties and four cities of Southwest Virginia. 'Round the Mountain was started in 2004 by then-Gov- ernor Warner as part of an effort to further develop Southwest Virginia as cultural and heritage tourism destination. RTM works with The Crooked Road, the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, and Friends of Southwest Virginia on efforts promoting sustainable economic development through agent for the administration of the grant. This initiative will Monthly 'Pickin' in the support community development Park' Saturday, August 11 The Town of St. Paul, St. Paul Tomorrow and the Clinch River Farmers Market are hosting 'Pickin' in the Park' jam session on Saturday, August 11 at the A.R. Matthews Park Stage in St. Paul beginning at 6:00 pm. Crowd favorite, Bluegrass Circle, will perform beginning at 7:30 pm. Local musicians are needed to show off their talents retain excelientfaculty at UVa- How St. Paul came tobe- Wise, Which enhances the educational experience for our students." " The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa- Wise offers Virginia's only undergraduate degree in software engineering, among 29 other degrees and professional programs in the liberal arts tradition of Thomas Jefferson. - l " l person, she wanted her estate to be used to promote education. lung disease. "We are deeply grateful to Carol Phipps Buchanan, wife the estate of Carol Phipps of Sen. Buchanan, was a trustee Buchanan for the generous gift," of the Columbus Phipps said Tami Ely, vice chancellor Foundation, which has given for development and college re- generously to The University of lations. "Endowed professor- Virginia's College at Wise. Mrs. ships allow us to attract and i~ " ii I " I " i] I of Southwest Virginia in the Virginia General Assembly. Notably, he sponsored the first state statute that provided workers' compensation for black mmm AA-Sundays and Tuesdays-" Big needed-training available. Call 1- The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Mamlal which June. Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist Trinity United Methodist Church wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm,am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library, Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am Clintwood UnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is ,Copies of the Russell County at the church. Donations are Church. invited. School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- The Dante Senior Citizens meet been placed in the office and the welcome ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tuesday at 10 library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The school cafeteria am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County Public Library West Dante Community Center ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-FourthRussell County residents 60 or SUPPORT GROUP-Women meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town older are invited, survivors of sexual assault are more information please call 495- Hall. RUSSELL CO LIBRARY-Hoursinvited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- at the Russell County Public Communication Action, CLOTHES CLOSET-The Worn- Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu 9am- Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 7pm, W/F 9am-5:30pm, Th 9am- port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Castlewood Water & Sewage 8pm, Sat 10aln-2pm, Sun 2-5pm. similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours am-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays Anyone who needs pm second Mondays. at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Library, St. Paul, are 9am-5pm Ranetta Davis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TEST1NG-HeaRh First Tuesday, I pm, Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adultDepartments in the Lenowisco Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and Ilam-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health Disalct offer free confid- Claypool Hill. Free. days and Thursdays. See Library Lee, Scott and Wise counties and ential HIV testing throughout the NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- for special program schedules, the City of Norton. Daytime and year. For information, call Wise Tpesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm DICKENSON-BUNDY-The evening classes for adults who County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dickenson-Bundy Log House is want to improve their basic skills. Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231- open weekly Thursdays through Instructors also assist adults with Health Dept. 276-386-1312. Stated meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-related skills including re- FREE GED CLASSES-Free third Saturday of each month. The pm sume, writing and interviewing. GED classes are offered at the School of Instruction will be held SOC1AL SECURITY-The WiseFor details, call 1-800-422-3433 or Oxbow Family Investment Center, on fourth Thursdays at 7. Social Security Office is open 276-386-2433. St. Paul~ Mondays and Wed- ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. TRANSPORTATION-Th~ Ap- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Thursdays, 7:30 pro, Stated Cam- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- Glenna McReynolds is the-teacher. munication; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or 276-679-7633 zens provides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. School of Instruction. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of ation services in Buchanan, GED ONLINE-The Regional VFW POST #8652, DAV the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Dickenson, Russell anti Tazewell Adult Education Program is CHAPTER 12-4t1~ Tuesday, 7 Library, St. Paul meet at the counties to individdals with offering free GED Classes online. pm, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. Library on first Thursdays at 4 pro. disabilities, regardless of.age. Call This service is for qualifying and NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or without 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-Tbe their own home computers, in Lee, bars Aid Building, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the clothing for sale. " during any war, write VFW Post meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, City of Norton. For more RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Online SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address Lebanon The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- pm, Lebanon. and phonenomber. Transfers "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- welcomed perpetuate family history." Call 2433) HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise Stated Communication, Ist Satur- days, 7:30~ School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mantal Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- ~tance abusers and families Fridays at l0 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- lren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coebum Call 762-0016, 276-395- i588 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. County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-8pm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immunizations. Ap- pointments are necessary for all but' immunizations. For an appointment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and slto~ ers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or 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. Patti, VA 24283. 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 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 Coeburn VFW Post from 9am- incorporation, 1 9 1 1 by Jerry Couch During St. Paul's Centennial year, I tried without success to find documents pertaining to the town's original incorporation. However, persistence is often rewarded and today I can share with you a transcription of the original petition by St. Paul residents requesting incorpor- ation of the town. Take note of the names. Few descendents of these people remain in the St. Paul area today. TO THE HONORABLE H. A. W. SKEEN, JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WISE COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Your undersigned petition- ers, pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia of 1908, approved March 14, 1908 respectfully represent: That they are electors of the unincorporated town of St. Paul, in Wise County, Virginia; that there are, as near as can be estimated, about 425 inhabitants of said town; that the metes and bounds of said town are as follows: Situated, lying and being in Wise County, Virginia, on the Clinch River and on and at the mouth of Lick Creek, Beginning at the mouth of Lick Creek, a corner between Thompkins and Wheeler; thence up said creek with its meanders to a beech corner on East bank in the Arthur Campbell line; thence with the Campbell line, H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O.P.E. Hou- Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- se provides emergency shelter for ~ell counties, who are 100 years victims of domestic violence in old or older. Call Dana Collins, I- Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, 800-656-2272, to'advise AASC of Scott and Buchanan counties and any upcoming 100th birthday. the City of Norton. Volunteers SCHOOL POLICIES GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thm-sday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education 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. Paul, 5-6 pm 2"J Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Commonity Meeting following at 7:00 pm. GOSPEL SING1NG-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 welcome - 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. calendar on page 3 North 610 45' West 2970' feet to a stake corner; South 71 o 15' West 700 feet to a dead white oak near a branch; South 12 15' West 800 feet to two mahogany stumps on a ridge; South 380 15' West to a lynn, a corner to H. Hardaway; North 56 21' West 1456.51 feet to a poplar on Robinette's Branch, and with said branch SoUth 120 20' West 1494 feet to the bank of the Clinch River, a corner to Mary S. Dye; thence with the river to the beginning, containing 364- acres. Therefore, petitioners pray that the said town be incorp- orated as a town by the name and style of The Town of Saint Paul. In Witness Whereof, we hereunto subscribe our names this 20th day of February, 1911. for the jam session. Please come and register to perform by 5:30 pm at the park stage. Food vendors will be on site. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to enjoy this free fabulous musical event beside the scenic Clinch River in St. Paul. For additional information, please call the Town of St. Paul at (276) 762-5297. petition for Mrs. Mary Dye at her Sagertown home J. J. Cox C. C. Bolton L. C. Dickenson J. L. Dingus , J. M. Hillman A. Handy Gus Austin G. A. Lee C. T. Cunningham S. L. McKinney N. A. Skeen J. D. McReynolds C. A. Bussey J. L. Jennings S. T. Herron E. S. Hurt L. Dye R. B. Musick H. C. Williams W. P. Porter of the Circuit Court of Wise County, Virginia, at the court house of said county, to pass upon the foregoing petition. Petitioners, whose names are signed to the petition above. Vicars & Peery Attorneys for Petitioners This day personally appeared before me, D. W. Holyfield, a Notary Public in and for the County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, N. L. Burr and made oath that the posted the fore- going copy of petition at the front door of the Court House four weeks prior to the 12th day of April 1911 TO WHOM IT CONCERN: MAY Given under my hand this 12th day of April, 1911 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that on the 12th day of April, 1911, we shall move the Judge D. W. Holyfield Notary Public (Continued on page 2) Illltl!l!tltJtll!!tttltl!lllt Church and church-related activities