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Russelt County unveils new strategic plan Public Library Church and related CLINCH VALLEY TIMES' St" PauI' VA' Thursday' August lS' 2013 Page 3 After a spring of thoughtful content of the several meetings work by staff and the Library Board of Trustees, the Russell County Library has released their new Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan provide the lib- rary an opportunity to evaluate and review efforts and redirect energies; it is also required by many funding agencies. As stated in the new plan, the mission of the Russell County Public Library is to meet the ne- eds of community members to: Access information and resources to make informed decisions, Stimulate the imagina- tion, Connect and engage the world online, and Create young readers. The plan, tfiough designed to provide a framework for staff and the board through 2017, will be evaluated annually by the staff and board. The annual evaluation allows the staff and board keep the plan attuned to the needs of the citizens and community. To prepare the strategic plan, library patrons and the general public were encouraged to fill out surveys online or in the lib- raries. Staff and board members also interviewed patrons to get a fuller picture of patron needs. This information formed the Forestry online where staff and board winnowed down the information into mana- geable blocks. Beth Trigg of Taproot Consulting guided the library through the process, pro- viding a fresh perspective and adminfstrative support. One product of the staff and board's work was a vision state- ment. Library Director Kelly McBride noted that the state- ment grew out of the ideas put forth by staff, board members and the public. "Ms. Trigg pointed out that we seemed to have a clear vision of what the library should be to the com- munity, in addition to the ideas we had about priorities, which are made clear in our mission statement." So our vision state- ment is: We envision the Russell County Public Library as the heart of our community, a hub for information, education, and resources serving all of the people of Russell County. Despite budget cuts, the Russell County Public Library has begun using their new Strategic Plan as a guide. The Strategic Plan is available in each library, printed with the annual report for 2012-2013. It may also be found on the library's website under the About Us tab in the Library Policies section. store to close; new online store expected to open late fall Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry announ- ced that the agency's online "General Store" will temporarily cease operation on August 21 as part of a plan to consolidate and upgrade VDOF's online retail operations. Since launching a website in 1997, VDOF has operated two online stores. The "General Store" is open year 'round and sells the book "Native Trees of Virginia," an important educa- tional tool for landowners and school children. Each year, the VDOF grows more than 24 million tree seedlings, selling them online via our "Tree Seedling Store," which is typically open for purchases from October to April. Online sales are expected to resume on a single consolidated website in late November. Pur- chasers will notice a faster and more streamlined user experi- ence as a result of the upgrade. During the time that the online stores are down, VDOF will be accepting orders by mail. If you have questions regarding the closure, please contact Gregg O'Donnell at 434.220.9098 or email him "at SWCC student photography at Booth Center Gallery Southwest Virginia Corn- all depicting diverse possibilities munity College presents "The with photographic art. Photo- SWCC Annual Student Photo- graphy Exhibit" at the Booth Center Art Gallery in Grundy. This exhibit features an exten- sive. variety of subjects, styles and sizes of photographs. The public is invited to view this exhibit anytime during the Center's regular hours. Contact Kim Austin at 276.964.7362 for information. From August 5 through September 25, the Booth Center is displaying a broad collection of fine photographs, captured by SWCC photography students. Subjects range from portraits to landscapes, animals to flowers, graphic wall d6cor comes in all sizes and shapes, and the exhibit demonstrates this with images ranging from 2 feet x 5 feet, to 8 x 10 inches. The collection is designed to be educational, showing the wide diversity possible decorat- ing with photographic art. As the instructor Hal Brainerd said, "I see this as an excellent exhibit, to create excitement for the photography classes available at SWCC. Students of all ages can create beautiful photographs, for decorating the walls in their offices or homes." Southwest Virginia Community College offers Introduction to Recreation Course Interested in a career where you are excited to go to work eachday? Consider working in the recreation and tourism in- dustries. Job preparation can begin by enrolling in the Adven- ture Tourism arid Outdoor Recre- ation programs at Southwest Virginia Community College. Many initiatives are underway in Southwest Virginia to enhance the existing outdoor recreation infrastructure including new multi-use trails and waterways. As part of the Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation curriculum, Southwest Virginia Community College will offer an introduction to recreation parks and leisure studies course Fall 2013 semester. Elements of this course include: history and philosophy of the recreation and parks movement, the theory of leisure and play, leisure service delivery system, and career opportunities. Emphasis is plac- ed on commercial, non-profit and public sectors, Armed Forces, therapeutic recreation as well as volunteer service. The purpose of the course is to provide the student who is planning a career in adventure tourism, outdoor recreation or parks with a basic understanding of the field and the career options available. This course is for you if you are interested in learning about the recreation and tourism industry or learning to expanding your knowledge. To register or for additional information, contact the Busi- ness, Engineering and Industrial Technology Division at South- west Virginia Community Col- lege by calling 276.964.7277, by emailing, or visiting activities calendar Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276- 794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship ! ! a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 6 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, I1 a.m.; All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiset. ADAMS CHAPEL-Dickensonville, Sunday Service 10 am; Tuesday Service 7 pm. Pastor Eddie Turner. ANCHOR OF HOPE TABERNACLE West Dante, Worship Sundays at 7 p.m. and Singing first Saturdays every month at 7 p.m. Cleophas Mullins is pastor. All are welcome. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-Worship Thursday 7 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road) 276-467-1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.; Thurs- ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St. Paul. day, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group; from Dun- Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Bible Study gannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684, drive 1 Wednesday, I0 am. miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF ' GOD- Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/Prayer, Missionettes .and Royal Rangers) For information, call 762-7748, ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School I0 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Whetstone. Roy. Cecil Jessee, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday School, I0 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer service, 7 p.m. The pastor is Joe Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services-I 1 am., Pastor Richard Minton. Wednesday night, 7 p.m. with Terry Arney. BOND TOWN CItURCH-Coebum. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., School 10 a.m., morning worship 11 worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layeil. a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Pastor is ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Rev. Jim Anderson. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Mike BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH - Herbert. Services Saturday, 7 p.m. and Thursday 7 STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL p.m. Pastor, Elmo Warner. BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Gravel Lick, Sunday School 10 am., Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. SULPHUR SPRINGS UNITED Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. METHODIST, Route AIt. 58, Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. Dickensonville. Sun. AM/PM and Wed. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHUR- PM services. Info: Pastor Gary (or Millie) CH-Apostolic Faith services, Sunday at Crum at 276.393.3522. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 7 WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St. Paul. p.m. The Pastor is Rev. John R. Byrd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m., Worship Service 6:15 p.m. Pastor, Emie Addington. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Virginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 for more information. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHU- RCH-Sunday services 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them following the Wednesday 10 a.m. service. Attend- ante at the service is mandatory to receive clothes and food. The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-1275 or 794-7477. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9- I I a.m. at the church. All in need of feed are welcome. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-1 i. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. FOOD DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 a.m. on fourth Saturdays at the church in Castlewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each nonth at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. Everyone is welcome. Admis- sion is free. LILIES OF THE FIELD CLOTHING OUTREACH MINISTRY A clothing outreach of Rejoice Ministries located at 117 Rejoice Lane across from Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood will be giving away clothing Call 762-2278. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m.., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY- Sunday School 10 am., Worship service 1 ! a.m., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Pastor Harold Meade. For information, call 762-0909 or 762-7637. CLEVELAND UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Cleveland, Sunday School 10 am., worship 11 a.m., Wed- nesday Bible study 7 p.m. DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 &m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wed- nesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D.J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sunday services I 1 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPT- ST-Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship I 1 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship I 1 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastors are Jerry and Nedra Estep. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Roy. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Interim Pastor Roy Mabry. and accepting clothing donations every FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO- 3a Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 am.; A variety of sizes for men, women and Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. children will be available. If donating, FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Han- please bring only nice, clea'n clothing and sonville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; shoes. For questions or more information, Sunday, 6 p.m. call Rejoice Ministries at 276.762.5700 , GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH-Huffman or find us on facebook: Lilies of the Field Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon, Clothing Ministry. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor Don Bush. GRASSY CREEK BAPTIST/METH- ODIST, Route 71 between Dickenson- ville and Nickelsville. For more info: 276.393.3522. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHUR- CH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m.. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jer- usalem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday worship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. LAKEVIEW BAPTIST/METHO- DIST, On Lakeview Dr. off Rte 71 near Dickensonville. For more info: 276.393.3522. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., worship I 1 a.m. 762-0569. MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed- nesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor, :::: Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNITY APOS- TOLIC-Saturtlays, 7 p.m. Hazel Moun- tain. For more information, call 276-495- 861 I. Pastor, Tommy J. Kiser. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 am., 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-2 ' & 4 th Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 11. Han- sonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10. a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante, Saturday worship, 7ip.m.; Sunday Schoo 10 a m ;Sunday wo/ship, 11 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. 3ible study 7 p.m. Rev. Randy Noonchester, pastor. ' PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. SUnday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; ' I guess of all the places we should not get tickled, the church would be the first place. I remember a few years ago the question was asked, does anyone want tO testify. This lady rose from her seat and walked down to the pulpit, turned around and looked at the congregation. She said I don't want to testify but I do have a prayer request. I would like for everyone to pray for my husband sitting in the back. He professes to be a Christian but he is not. He comes RCPL budgets/Cut, reduced Operating hours at both branches of the Russell County Public Library have been re- duced in response to a 21% reduction in the budget allo- cation from the Russell County Board of Supervisors. Library Director Kelly McBride said, "Full time library staff will lose pay to furloughs throughout the year. Several part time positions were eliminated and hours for other part time positions were cut in half or more. We had reduced all expenditures that we could the last several years when we had flat or reduced budgets. This significant cut to our operating budget really left no choice. We no longer have the staff to cover all the hours that the library was open." Library Board of Trustees Chair Kirby Meadows noted, "We approved cuts to library hours that would still allow staff to provide good service to the citizens of Russell County." Lebanon Library now opens at l0 am Monday through Sat- urday and closes at 5:30 pm Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Thursday evenings the library is open until 8 pm Saturday the library continues to close at 2 pm Sunday hours were discontinued. Honaker Community Library home and tells me some of bigge'st. lies that you could ew think of. I know that nothing 1 says is the truth. She didn't eve step, there. She looked back said, "Why don't yo come.up here, get on your knee andAet these good people pra for you?" I think everyone in th church laughed except him. / the "end it was no laughin ma'trei-."I guess that is why th sefipthre was recorded that say: "Be ;sure your sins will find yo out.",. hour: 5 .,-la. Sunday and Frida 3 Moifdiy the library is open 2 p until '7 pm. .The new library hours wet based on input from staff am frqm,.reviewing the data o libry use. Cuts were also mad, thrbu'gh library closures, such a July"l "st and 2na; the publi, shoukt expect several days o additional closures in late Dec ember near Christmas and Nov Yeai;'s-Day, when staff will b fur!0tigfied 'The Dante Library Statiol wa ol0sed as planned. The om year?grant for a station wa., initially- extended. However after.usage continued to be vet 3 low,', closure was recommendec by 'library staff and w a,, approved by the Library Boar of Trustees earlier this year. R,usell County Public Library. receives most of [u furlding from Russell County. Sup[le-tnentary aid is received from:..the state of Virginia through the Aid to Public Libraries program adm'.mistered by .the Library of Virginia. Additional funds are received froa' th.'e town of Honaker and LebanOn; in addition, the library receiys- an crate grant from the Schgels and Libraries Program. Fines and fees from the libraries are 1o used to support library operati6hs. no___._w opens at 2 pm and closes at On this eartli=wlaat is worth going tO Hell I for l.ater?:i: 'or..aou00 I Here to serve. Official Practice Test on-demand The Regional Adult Edu- cation Program of Lee, Scott & Norton Public Schools will offer, the Official Practice Tesi' (OPT)! on-demand at any of our Summer classes. Those locations are in Lee County at the Jonesville Adult Learning Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am until noon. In Scott County at the Gate City Learning Center-on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am until noon. In Wise County at the Wise Adult Learning Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Hamilton Pharmacy [ Couch Home Medicall Our pharmacy will competewith the big boysl Plus We have jewelry andwatches also a wide selection of much needed $1 items! We are buying gold and coins.,To p dollar paidl Layaway jewelry for your 00ecial occasionsl Couch Home Medical can provide you with all your home medicai0eeds. For more information call 877 RACE GED i Corner of 4th Avenue Sr!d Russell St : (877.722.3243) or 2 go to | Ph 276-762-9080 FaX006-762-9081 [ II II gill II I g"gl[ .... i Si30k Signing J. F00ed-Matthews MemOrial Library Thursday, August 15