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h Vail y Ti Clin e mes The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things '" /'d,. 2_'Ls_,o.-2. . --VoL LV, No. 33 Thursday, August 15, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia "50e I 5 6 7 A NEW ADVENTURE...Students in Ms. Terri's kindergarten class at St. Paul Elementary School include: Ava Grace Baldwin, Millicent Kate Bradley, Gracen Waverly Evans, Miguel Garcia, Jailey Helen Gross, Gavin Trey Hamm, Olivia Suzanne Harrison, Sophia Grace Helbert, Ashlyand Cory Kramer, Kristopher Blake Oliver, Emily Renee Roberts, Trace Alexander Trent, Darren Caleb Williams, Arthur Eugene York II. .DMV mobile office Appalachian School of Law partners Motor Vehicles (DMV) mobile customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, is partnering with Appalachian School of Law (ASL) in Grundy to offer another convenient Ideation for students, college faculty and staff to conduct their DMV business. DMV 2 Go will be open for business on campus on Tuesday, August 20 from 9 am to 4 pm at 1169 Edgewater Drive Grundy, 24614. A ribbon- cutting ceremony will be held at 10 am to celebrate the new partnership. A number of legislators and other local dignitaries are slated to attend. -DMV 2 Go to Serve ASL Students, Faculty, and Staff on Campus- The Virginia Department of new students and serve existing students, faculty, and staff," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Our goal with this program is to bring DMV services directly to today's busy Virginians at locations convenient to them. The mobile office serves as a community connection tool and provides added value for the places it visits, such as ASL." DMV 2 Go is a handicapped- accessible full service office on wheels that provides all DMV transactions including buying hunting and fishing licenses, and applying for and renewing with driver's licenses and ID cards. In addition, if Virginians have recently moved, which is often the case in a college community, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record and update their voter registration address and organ donor status. Customers are encouraged to research and bring the proper documents to complete their transactions by using the interactive document guide at For more details, scheduling information, and a calendar of upcoming locations visit O. "Our mobile office service on the campus of Appalachia Swimming pool schedule School of Law highlights a number of visits we have The St. Paul Swimming Pool pm until 5:30 p.m. Taco night on scheduled to colleges and will be open for after school universities throughout the swimming on Monday, Tuesday, Commonwealth to both greet Wednesday and Friday from 3 Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board Thursdays from 3 pm until 9 pm. Weekend swimming is from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. I " I maintains a Policy Manual which is available to the public in the library of each school and in each county public library. ,,,Copies of the Russell County School Board Policy Manual have been placed in the office and the library of each school, and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP-Women survivors 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 evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related skills including re- sume, writing and interviewing. For details, call f-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-The A;- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zens provides disability transport- ation 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. The Group 'purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history.'" Call William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mem- orial Library and help promote the improvem.ent 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. Paul, 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 meetidgs 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-g847 nights. Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am- 800-572-2278. SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County residents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY- Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/W/F 10am-5:30pm; Th 10am-8pm; Sa 10am-2pm. Sunday Closed. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 8:30am-5pm Mondays and Fridays; and 1 lam- 7:30pro Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wed. 9:30am-6pm and Sat lpm- 5pro. Sunday Closed. DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 pm. SOCIAL SECURITY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. Phone numbers are 1-800-772- 1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul meet at the Library on first Thursdays at 4 pro. VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-Spm 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 showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398. 100 TM BIRTHDAY-Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100 th birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES 3:30 pm third Thursdays except June FOOD BANK-First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am at the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495- 8473. CLOTHES CLOSET-The Wom- en On Mission group at First Baptist Churcb, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confid- ential 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 Wed- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering 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 information, 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 Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for infonlaation concerning GED * testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 pm 2 "d Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3 "j Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Commonity Meeting following at 7:00 pm GOSPEL SINGING-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 pro. calendar on page 3 i Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 pro, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Ndrton. 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 Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pro, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St.-Therese's Neigh- bors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and families Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pro, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-737 I. LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested pc[sons are invited to attend. H,O.P.E. HOUSE-H.OP.E Hou- se provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers , IllLii!l!l!Jnll!l! !i!l!lllll Church and church-related activities Entrepreneur class at St. Paul Terri Ann Funk and her business, Clinch River Adven- tures, won an Entrepreneur Challenge grant with which she opened her new business that provides kayaking, tubing and canoeing on the scenic Clinch River from Cleveland to Miller Yard. A class was held in St. Paul on Saturday which hosted young entrepreneurs from Southwest Virginia. The class helped the young business hopefuls ways to develop their small business in today's economy. These new business ideas can help rebuild our economy especially in the area of tourism. The class members learned how to search for grants, work with local community govern- ments and other businesses and community leaders. The Town Council and IDA of St. Paul helped Terri Funk as find. she developed her idea and gave her a low rent place along the Clinch to start her business. Joy Rumley DHCD Abingdon and Brandi Hall, UVa-Wise are the area contact people to give you information about the Entre- preneur Challenge. The group on Saturday was to spend some time tubing and canoeing but bad weather dampened that part of the day's plans. Roundtable offers rain barrel workshops August 15, 16 and 20 The last rainbarrel work- shops in a series hosted by Upper Tennessee River Round- table will take place this month in the towns of Wise, Coeburn and Gate City. A workshop is set for Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4 to 7:30 pm at the Wise Farmers' Market at Big Glades-in Wise. The next workshop will be held the following day, Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 6:30 pm at the Coeburn Farmers' Market at Depot stage parking lot in Coe- burn. The last two workshops will be Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 2 and 4 pm at the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District in Gate City. Rain barrels are $15 each and will be made and sold on a first come, first served basis. Rain barrels are situated un- der guttering downspouts to capture roof runoff. Using a rain barrel conserves water that can be used on vegetable plants, flowers, trees and shrubs. Project partners for the work- shops are Keep Southwest Vir- ginia Beautiful, Keep Wise County Beautiful, Town of Wise, Town of Coeburn and Scott Cou- nty Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information, contact Upper Tennessee River Roundtable at (276) 628-1600. The Roundtable focuses on pol- lution prevention and improve- ment projects: in the Upper Tennessee River basin in . Virginia that includes the Clinch, Holston and Powell rivers. Imagination of Russell County fundraiser Get ready for The Race for that morning in the parking i6ti Library Reading on August 24! This fundraiser for the Imagination Library of Russell County, in- eludes a Road Rally and a Poker Run. For the car enthusiast, the Road Rally challenges teams of 2-4 to explore Russell County using clues to find their way and answer trivia questions; parti- cipants can post their pictures at each clue station and checkpoint to verify their achievement. The Poker Run offers fun for motor- cycle riders exploring Russell County. Winners in each event will be awarded a cash prize. Parti- cipants that complete either event will be registered for prizes from the event sponsors. Registration opens at 8 am More news from the past . by Jerry Ctmeh From The Times, Volume 16, Number 91, May 28, 1901 Mrs. Mary Aston Duff. (Special Dispatch to The Times) CASTLEWOOD, VA., May 27. -- Mrs. J. E. Duff, nee Mary Aston, who had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases, died Friday night at 8 o'clock. She was twenty-five years old. She leaves a husband, mother, and two small children. The children are five and three years old. She was married January 2 nd 1895, and was a noble Christian character, loved by all who knew her. [Note: Mary Aston Duffwas the first wife of James Emmett Duff, builder of"Greystone".] From The Times-Dispatch, Volume 1903, Number 16407, November 28, 1903 l CAPTAIN H. H. DICKENSON (Special to The Times-Dispatch) LEBANON, VA., Nov. 27. - - Captain H. H. Dickenson died here at 4 A.M. today, in his sixty-seventh year. He was one of the most widely known and popular men of the county. He was twice elected clerk of the County and Circuit Courts of this county, which position he filled with ability. He was a brave Confederate soldier, having served with dis- tinction throughout the war, and was for several years command- er of McElheney Camp, United Confederate Veterans. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the M. E. Church, South, of which church he was a faithful member. The burial rites will be performed by the Lebanon Lodge of Masons. of the Russell County Govern- ment Center on Highland Dr. in Lebanon. The Road Rally kicks: off at 9 am and the Poker Run at 10am. At 11 am that morning a: FREE bicycle rodeo will be held for children ages 5-12, spon- sored by Diana Bodmer's State Farm Agency. Find the Race to Reading on Facebook for registration forms: and more details. All proceeds benefit the Imagination Library of Russell County. An affiliate of Dolly Panon's Imagination Library, the Imagination Library of Russell County sends a book to preschool children living in Russell County. Creek and Lake Erie Railroad both in Lebanon jail. extends from Fink, Va., (a point on the Norfolk and Western Railroad) to Dante, Va., a coal operation belonging to the Clinchfield Coal Company. This road has been in operation about .four years, with Mr. Rainey running as conductor all the while. Mr. Rainey was a man of good standing, an efficient and faithful employee. His remains were taken to Coe- burn, Va., where they were buried with Masonic honors. Mr. Rainey leaves a wife and several children. ..... We learn that our good friend, Rev. Joe J. Porter, was married last week at Castlewood to Miss Maggie Louis. ..... We learn at a late hour that Rev. F. H. Fuller baptized several persons at Rings Chapel Sunday. Fearing the waste basket, we will ring off. Two Democrats From the Clinch Valley News, February 1, 1907 ST. PAUL, THE CENTER -- LOST FINE HORSE The wintry blasts have begun to sing sad requiems. The beautiful days of January have passed ,and gone, and we are now entering upon the duties of an unexpectedly severe winter month. Many of the good far- mers of this section took advan- tage of the beautiful weather to prepare for the spring season. The early fruit trees put forth their leaves, flowers began to bloom; but now they are shut out from the world until spring does come. The St. Paul Coal & Coke Co. now have a narrow gauge engine in operation on a one mile track, hauling coal from the mines to the tipple. The Hardy mines are estimated to be one of the best in the country. Messrs J. L. Kemmerer,. Scranton, Va.; Dr. J. W. Greear, .- St. Paul; and Emmett Duff,: Castlewood, "the company land owners of St. Paul," have re- cently put on sale 200 town lots at reasonable prices. Real estate is calculated to be a good in- vestment in our little town. The prospect for a town, and a good one, is very encouraging at this writing; first, because the loca- tion is one of the best in the  Clinch Valley Division; second: ly, the water power is the best in Southwest Virginia for manu- facturing purposes; thirdly, the vast coal regions which lie between Clinch River and the Cumberland Mountains of Kent- ucky are the richest in the state; fourthly, St. Paul will no doubt be the railroad point for the Copper 'Ridge Iron Ore, and above all, the South & Western Railroad, which will be the greatest outlet from the Great Lakes to the South, crosses the N & W in our little town, and by From the Clinch Valley News, January 11, 1907 RUSSELL MURDER Particulars of Unfortunate Shooting in Our Neighbor County. Other News Items Castlerun, Va., Jan. 7 We have never learned full particulars in regard to the murder which we reported last week, which happened on Molls Creek near this place, Dec. 26. The correspondent called on the family of the murdered man this week, and got a few particulars. It was reported to us this way: That on the evening of the 26  Robert Jessee went to the home of Johnson to see his father on some business, and upon leav- . ing; told Hop Johnson to come and go with him to the home of Henry Jessee, his brother, and that they would have a good time. Johnson said alright. Jessee was riding, and he went on before. So Johnson and his nephew, Charles Tickle, went on, and as Jessee had went before, he arrived at the home of his brother, and told him that Johnson and Tickle were coming there to kill him. So Henry Jessee was standing in the door when Johnson arrived. Coley Fugate met Johnson in the yard and told him to stop or Jessee would kill him. Johnson said they had nothing against him, and he had nothing against them, so he started on toward the house, and one of the Jessee boys shot him with a shotgun, killing him instantly. Some one of them shot Fugate in the leg, It is said however, that Johnson left home with his pistol empty, and when he was found it was From The Times-Dispatch, Number 17, February 2, 1906 RUN OVER AND KILLED Conductor Rainey Loses His Life While Flagging a Train (Special to The Times-Dispatch) CASTLEWOOD, VA., February 1. -- Conductor R. L. Rainey, of the Lick Creek and Lake Erie Railroad, was run over and instantly killed at Fink, Va., Tuesday night at 1:30 o'clock. While flagging his train on a switch, an engine which was backing on a parallel switch caught and instantly killed Mr. Rainey, his body being entirely severed. The Lick empty, so it is supposed Johnson doing so affords the trade and had never fired a shot. We industry for different shipping understand the Jessee boys are points.