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576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street U Shelton WA 98584 Vol. LIX, No. 32 " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things..."" Thursday, August 10, 2017 Saint Paul, Virginia i n i a PRESS 50 cents Enjoy and celebrate the Lee, Washington, Smyth, Livestock Building. The exhibits for youth and heritage and importance of Tazewell, Buchannan and Truck Pull also starts at adults (2:30 - 7pm). Farming in our area at the Dickens0n counties are 6pro. The Draft Horse Pull Commercial Building Russell County Fair and welcome to register for the is in the Horse Show Arena .venders' set-up exhibits Horse Show in pageant. Registration of at 7pm. "Family (2:30-7pm). Register Castlewood, September 2-Halter Beef Cattle & Dairy ] 9, 2017. The Fair features Heifers will start at 12 a full array of events with noon. The Junior Dairy something for everyone of Show Judging starts at lpm / ~ S OIJI WAY OF I,,][]F~[~_~ / any age to enjoy, and Beef Show Judging / [ SE~EPdBER 2+9, 2017 / ] Highlights for this year's sponsored by Blue Ridge Automotive Group, starts at 3pm. There will be a Tractor Parade at 4pm. Children's events at the Antique Tractor Pull area begins at 4:30pm. The Antique Tractor Pull starts at 6pm. The 4-H Youth Poultry Show & Sale spon- sored by First Bank & Trust begins at 6pm in the Faith/Contemporary Gospel Night" featuring starts with Dan Curry at 6:45. and Chris August sponsored by Dr. Matt Jessee at 7:30 pm on the Roger's Group Stage. Sunday, September 3: (no gate admission fees) Register Home Economics, Agriculture and Art Fair are: ', Saturday, September 2- The Fifth Annual Comhole Tournament will begin at l Jam (registration at 10am.) The Miss Russell County Fair Pageant will begin at 12 noon for all ages 0-22 yrs. Contestants from Russell, Scott, Wise, wood Barn Quilt Squares at the Agriculture/Art Building from 2:30-7:00 pro. Red Star Yeast Bread & Roll and Ball & Kerr Canning contest registra- tion is from 2:30-7pm. The Virginia Council Hispanic- Inspired Egg Contest regis- tration is from 2:30- 5pm in the Art and Agriculture Building. Egg Contest judging and announcement of winners will be done shortly after 5pm. Monday, September 4: Pet Friendly, Veterans' Day (Veterans admitted free until 2PM) & Kids Day (kids under 12 admit- ted free until 5pm) Free breakfast for all veterans at the Russell Co. Fair concession booth. Judging of Home Economics, Agriculture, Art and Barn Quilt exhibits begins at 9:30am. (exhibit buildings are closed during judging) A new event this year is the Fidget Competition in the Pavilion from llam-lpm. Pet Friendly Day (the only day pets are allowed on the fairgrounds except for service animals) features Pet Agility at 9am-12pm in the Horse Show Arena and a Pet Shows co- sponsored by SWVA Veterinary Services starts at 2pm in the Pavilion. Lawn Mower Races begin at 4pm. Figure 8 Car races begin at 7pm followed by Figure 8 Truck races which is fol- lowed by Demolition Derby Cars sponsored by valero & .Freedom Ford. The "Russell County's Got Talent" competition begins at 6pm on the Roger's Group Stage. Registration before August 19 is required for vocal or bands entering this event. The Cole Carnival opens at 5pm - unlimited rides $22. Fireworks at 9pm. Tuesday, September 5: Classroom Day (10am- 2pm) is an educational day for the youth (nursery schools & preK) to visit the fairgrounds with their teachers. SPECIAL UNLIMITED CARNIVAL RIDES $10 from 6-10 pm. The Goat Show begins at 7pm. The first of two nights of BSN Production Pro Rodeo with 8 events co-sponsored by Pepsi will start at 7:00pm. Myotonic Fainting Goat Show starts at 8pm. Gospel/Bluegrass Night will feature the Holston River Boys at 6:30 and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver at 7:30pm on the Roger's Group Stage. Wednesday, September 6: Special Needs Day Scheduled events for spe- cial needs children & adults from 10am-2pm. Reservations are required call 276-202-7733. The second night of BSN Production Pro Rodeo with eight events will start at 7:00pm. Entertainment on The Roger's Group Stage will be provided by Ma's & Pa's Jubilee, a Crooked Road Event, at 7pm. Thursday, September 7: Gospel Night / Senior Citizens Day (Seniors See Fair, Page 7 "7 Meet Dusty Wagner and his friend, CoCo. Story on page 5. 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, 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 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 , IUUIIIJI![+ILIH, Thursdays, 7:30;Tuesday; Closed Citizens recognizes School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm persons in Russell, third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. Dickenson," Buchanan R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed.and Tazewell counties GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. who are 100 years old County Mental Health D I C K E N S O N- or older. Call Dana Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e Collins, 1-800-656- recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log 2272, to advise AASC stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly of any upcoming 100th ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and birthday. Call 276-679-0810. Saturday 10 to 4 and S U P P O R T ACOA MEETING- Sundays I to 3. GROUP-Women sur- Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- vivors of sexual a~sault Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Socialare invited to attend Mondays, 7 pm, First Security Office is open Clinch Valley Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from C o m m u n i c a t i o n Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- Action, Inc./Family 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- Crisis Services' sup- 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. port group meeting LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y with victims of similar The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends ofsituations Mondays, League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 10:30 am-12 noon. For 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. information call Rande Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library Hackler, 276-988-5583 League Field. All inter- on first Tuesdays at or Ranetta Davis, 276- ested persons are invit- 5:30 pm. 889-8206. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- FREE ADULT ED- H.O.P.E. HOUSE- VFW Post 9864, Free adult education H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcomes classes are available in vides emergency shel- new members. If you Lee, Scott and Wise ter for victims of served overseas during counties andthe Cityof domestic violence in any war, write VFWNorton. Daytime and Wise, Russell, Post 9864, P.Q. Box evening classes for Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA adults who want to and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, improve their basic and the City of Norton. address and phone skills. Instructors also Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- assist adults with job- training available. Call comed, related skills including 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- resume, writing and SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise interviewing.For ZENS-The Castle-County Healthdetails, call 1-800-422- wood Senior Citizens Department, Wise, is 3433 or276-386-2433. meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pmTRANSPORTA- Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. TION- The Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Appalachian Agency Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- for Senior Citizens pro- invited, ning, pediatrics, school vides disability trans- The Dante Senior and adult physicals, portation services in Citizens meet each WIC, Paps and immu- Buchanan, Dickenson, Monday and Tuesdayat n i z a t i o n s . Russell and Tazewell 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- counties to individuals Department. Russellessary for all but immu- with disabilities, County residents 60 or nizations. For anregardless of age. Call older are invited, appointment, call 762- 1-888-656-2272. RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. G E N E A L O G Y LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E S GROUP-The Russell Russell County Public AVA I L A B L E- Th e County Genealogy Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Group meets 5:30 pm Men 10am-2pm; Tue & Center is available for first Thursdays, Russell Thur 10am-8pm; Wed reunions, birthdays and County Public Library, & Fri. 10am-5:30pm; showers. Lebanon. Sat 10-3pm. All proceeds reha- Group purpose is M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma "to learn, to share and LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community to perpetuate family J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- history." William T. Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Fuller, 276-623-3410 Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 By Jerry Couch There's a saying, "Make new friends, but remember the old. One is silver, the other is gold." Certainly that saying applies to our business friends, too. We value our new local busi- nesses, but we also place special value on our long- term businesses. They are the bedrock of our commu- nity. They've proved their worth, earned their place, and have stood the test of time. Our long-term business- es are where our parents shopped. They are the businesses where we care- fully counted pennies, nickels, and crumpled one dollar bills to make our first purchases. The people who own and operate these local businesses are our friends and neighbors. They have been here with us through thick and thin. Only a few remain. We want our new businesses to prosper so they may, in turn, become the long-term businesses of tomorrow. So... which St. Paul business holds the distinc- tion of the longest continu- ous operation under the same name while selling the same type of product? The answer is Tri-County Tire Service, Inc. Tri-County opened for business in February of 1952 at a rented location near the St. Paul Coca-Cola Bottling Company (the present-day Eastern Star building). Tri-County was a partnership comprised of Jim Muse, Bob Hughes, Red Livingston, and per- haps others as well. J.R. Jones was hired to manage the company and later he, too, became a partner. In March of 1953, Tri- See Tri-County, Page 7 Tri-County Service Technicians (L to R): Derek Powers, Andrew Jacobs, Sidney Farmer, Kendall White, and Dennis Rasnick, Manager. Tri-County Office Staff (L to R): Amanda Phillips, Hayley Woods and Dennis Rasnick, Manager Products from a circa 1960 B.F. Goodrich catalog.