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2 d ! Vol. LV, No. 34 m n u "n II -- _ =- " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, August 22, 2013 .... I ~r-/'//'~, -, Saint Paul, Virginia 50c II " t. P, At its regular monthly proceed with the Streetscape meeting on Monday night, the Project as outlined by Town council agreed to make St. Paul Treasurer Debbie Boca. a Tourism Zone. The council also confirmed The action was taken afterthe vote that had been taken over hearing a presentation by Kitty the phone about the fire depart- Barker, Virginia Tourism Auth- ment roof and new police car. ority and Bob Harrison, St, Paul The council voted to extend IDA chair. $9,500 in addition to $25,000 Being a Tourism Zone will received from insurance to enable the town and the IDA to replace and renew the roof on apply for grants and loans plus it the Fire Department building. will enable the town to offer Treasurer Debbie Baca dis- incentives to tourism by helping cussed the various topics to be businesses to find a location in discussed at the VML meetings the town. in October and asked any Cody McElroy of Mattern councilmen interested in going and Craig, told the Council that please contact the Town Hall. he was ready to send out bids for Councilman Jason Kilgore the repairs to the pool building, brought up two matters for library and Railroad Museum discussion, the former St. Paul buildings. High School football field and Randy Beckner of Mattern how it could perhaps be used by PRE-K AT ST. PAUL ELEMENTARY...Students in Veronica Rasniek's Pre-K and Craig, told the Council that different groups in town. He and class include the following: JaydneLynn Micbelle Campbell, Riley LaShaeb contingency funds on the bridge Councilman Tim Boardwine Clark, Kaylee Beth Ervin, Ronnie Cayden Hileman, Cameron Marcus Jallow," crossing needed to be moved to were asked to contact the Wise Haven Grace Jessee, Bella Elizabeth Luther, Gracie Ellen Moore, Colby Craig the sludge removal project be- County school officials to fired Robinette, Austin Tyler Sexton, Madison Marie Slemp, Riley Alexis Stallard, James Walker Steffey, Isabella Faith Tarr, Nicholas James Turner, Taylor Madison Ward. Aide is Marian Davis. Free adult ed classes to resume in Wise cause there was more sludge to remove. The Council gave the Mayor permission to sign the change order. The Council again discussed the condition of Wise Street and out the possibilities. Kilgore asked for permission to contact the Corps of Engi- neers about doing some work on the Clinch River cut to enable canoes, rafters and kayaks to travel further down stream on Clinch River than just the park area in St. Paul. Councilman Harry Kelly 4 announced ,that Blue ,Bell Island Trail w0dld have/its opening dedication on August 31 at 4 pm at the A.R. Matthews Park Pavilion. Councilman Monty Salyer also discussed the signage problem in town. He said people put up signs announcing yard sales, wedding showers, birth- days and other things but never remove them after the event is over and just leave them for the wind and rain to destroy and leave trash around the area. Salyer also requested permis- sion to write the CEO of Norfolk and Southern about painting the trestle at the west end of town. The Council passed a resolution suggested by LENOWISCO to set aside a day to serve. The purpose would be to bring diverse groups together to help figure out how to help people in need. The meeting adjourned. County and Norton Free adult education classes provided by the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott and Wise Counties and the City of Norton will reopen the week of September 3 in Wise County and the City of Norton. These classes prepare adults to pass the GED® Exam and to compete in the workplace. All classes are free of charge to adults who are at least 18 years old and are not enrolled in public school. The Adult Education classes will be of immediate interest to adult learners who have begun• taking the GED® test but have not yet passed all five parts. The current version of the GED® Exam will expire at the end of .,-~ 2013 and will be replaced with the new, computer-based 2014 GED® Exam on January 2, 2014. Students have until the end of 2013 to complete the current test, or they will need to start over again in 2014. Instructors will be available in every classroom to assist these students in preparing to len ar AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, 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 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, 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, Staied Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. vFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. 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 pro, 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 pm, First Baptist Church, Coebum Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 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. H,O,P.E. HOUSE-H.O.P.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 ItlLlt!I!!!IIIII!I!I!!!I!!Illl I * complete the GED® Exam before the deadline. In order to assure that every student wishing to take the GED® Exam prior to the December 31 deadline has the opportunity, testing can be Adult Educationwebsite provided on-demandthroughthe( More news from the past end. of December at the fourBeginning the week of testing centers located in September 3, morning, afternoonby Jerry Couch The dead: Jonesville, Gate City, Norton and Wise. All examinees must take an official GED® Practice Test at one of the convenient class sites before ;registering for the GED® Exam. With funding from the Virginia Tobacco Commission, the $58 test is fr e to Virginia residents who pass the practice test. For those adult learners who will be preparing instead to take the new, computer-based 2014 GED® Test, the Adult Education Program has resources in place to assure success. All instruction the pot holes at several of the Swimming pool schedule cross streets. The Mayor said he taught basic compute literacy had been in contact with high- The St. Paul Swimming Pool night on Thursdays from 3:30 skills, will gain familiarity with the popular new Adult Ed "way department people and will be open for after school pm until 9pm• Android App and can use iPads would contact VDOT again to swimming on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday to access over a dozen free, discuss the matter. Wednesday and Friday fromswimming is f om 12:30 until online resources available-on the The. council agreed to 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Taco 5:30 pm. and evening classes will be available at 6 classroom sites conveniently located in Big Stone Gap, Coebum, Pound, St. Paul, Wise and Norton. Students can join at any class session. In addition," the Regional Adult Education Program offers free Adult Education classes at 5 other sites throughout the rest of the Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton region, as well as Distance Learning Classes online or through the mail. Detailed information on classes and schedules may be is now technology rich, with obtained by calling Amy at l- internet activities and on-line 877 RACE 2 GED or by lessons in every class. Adults checking the program website at preparing for the GED® will be ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except maintains a Policy Manual which June. is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul, operates a Food county public library, Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am ,,Copies of the Russell County at the church. Donations are School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are been placed in the office and-the welcome. library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The Russell County Public Library. West Dante Community Center SUPPORT GROUP-Women meets at 7 pm first Mondays• For survivors of sexual assault are more information please call 495- invited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. Communication Action, CLOTHES CLOSET-The Worn- Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- en On Mission group at First port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am am-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays• Anyone who needs Rande Hacklerf 276-988-5583 Or clothing is?welcome. 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 1-800-422-3433 or, 276-386-2433• TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- 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 Cofinty 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 fullerjr 1942 yahoo.corn JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mem- oriaJ 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. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Librai'y. -EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fOarth 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- 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 ::hOe;. I Glenna McReynolds is the te . I Call 1-800-422-3433. GEb ONLINE-The Regionall Adult Education Program is I offering free GEO 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 information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Contrbl, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 pm 2~a Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3~ Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community 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 pm. needed-training available. Call 1- 800-572-2278. sENIoR cITIZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Cnstlewood 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- 7:30pm Tuesdays and Thm'sdays, Wed. 9:30am-6pm and Sat lpm- 5pm. 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 pm. 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 sortd 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. 100m 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 10@ birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES From the Clinch Valley News, March 29, 1907 JAS. RAMEY SHOT DEAD Ramey Approached for a Fight When Holley Fired Three Shots at Him Herbert Gose, shot and killed by Lee Findley, near St. Paul, Va. William White and Wash Jones, negroes, killed each other in a pistol duel at St. Paul, Va. James Hill shot and St. Paul, Va., March 24. fatally wounded a man named On Sunday, March 24, Jas. Widener, near VirginiaCity, Va. Ramey was fatally shot by WadeJ.R. Sawyers, run over Hoiley, both citizens of lower Russell County. The shooting by a train at Huger, W. Va. C. Leverey, found dead occurred at Morefield, near on track at Vulcan, Va. Fink. As this was the first time Jack Patrick fell from a the two had met since previous moving train at Cedar Bluff; will trouble, Ramey approached for a die. fight when Holly shot him three John Willis, throat cut times, causing death in 15 • in a fight with William O'Dell, minutes. Holley fled to the mountains, and as yet no trace of him has been found. ..... Dr. J. N. Greear has been confined to his room a few days with a bruised leg, which at Toms Creek, Va. Two unknown men, one a negro, killed by a train at Landgraff. From the Clinch Valley News, resulted from a fall recently. ..... Peery Honaker, holds a lucrative position with the Clinch Valley Lumber Co., at this place, was visiting Bluefield from Sunday to Tuesday. -----Misses Eliza Morgan and Mary Sanders, Richlands, who March26, 1909 HALEAND HEARTY AT 91 YEARS Peter Henritze, Russell Citizen, Active at Advanced Age, Building in Lebanon after spending a few days with ..... Lebanon, Va., March 25, friends at this place, returned "- Dr. Williams, of Richlands, home'on the evening of the 24th. Bums, Gilmer, and Smith of this ..... J. B. Hurt, Richlands, county, performed a difficult visited St. Paul Sunday between operation on Stephen Fletcher trains, near Cleveland last Friday ..... Misses Orlena Hillman morning for appendicitis. From and Kate Cleek, Coebum, last accounts, Mr. Fletcher is accompanied by the latter s resting easy. brother, was visiting home ..... Uncle Peter Henritze of people at this place Sunday. From the Clinch Valley News, December 29, 1907 STOCK OF GOODS FOR Lebanon has passed his 91st mile post. He is active, and walks the streets with the agility of a 16 year old boy. He has beeri a resident of the town 68 years. He is a devout member of the SALE Baptist church, and says the A line of new goods, Good Lord will let him live to consisting of groceries and general merchandise, involving see his 100 years. He bids fair to see that time, as he is in the about $I000, is for sale at St. best physical condition. He has Paul~ Va. Will furnish store always been an upright citizen, room, 22x40 feet, glass front, and counts his friends by the lumber room attached, all new, for a reasonable rent. Room situated about 300 yards from depots of two railways• A good opportunity, in a growing town and prosperous community. For further particulars address E. J. Tate and Co. St. Paul, Va. From The Times-D~spatch, December 28, 1909 QUICK REDUCTION OF POPULATION Halfa Score in Coal Fields Die in Accidents and Murders BLUEFIELD, W. VA., December 27 -- Death by accident and assault reduced the 9opulation of this coal field by at least half a score during the Christmas holidays. All are said to have been drinking. score. . ..... This scribe spent a day or so at St. Paul last week, and noted a.number of new buildings going up. The wholesale house of Dickenson, Duff and Handy, is doing a thriving business, as the C. C. and O. road furnishes a fine outlet for their trade. McReynolds and Skeen will open up a wholesale hardware house this spring. Contractor, F. M. Taylor informs me that a number of new residences will go up this spring. ..... Miss Addle Cleek, a cultured young lady, is assistant postmaster for C. C. Bolton. ..... The new three-story hotel will be completed atan early day. It has 40 rooms, with all modern improvements. From The Times-Dispatch, April 11, 1909, Richmond, Va. CASTLEW, OOD SOCIAL NEWS [Special to The Times-Dispatch] CASTLEWOOD, VA., April 10. -- Mrs. W. M. Minter, who has been ill with pneumonia for some time, is improving. ..... W. B. Harris, of the firm of W. B. Harris & Co., left Saturday for Bluefield. ..... J. FI and C. J. Dale left for an extended visit to Dicken- son and Wise Counties. ..... Samuel Dickenson, an aged man, died last week on Copper Creek. ..... Mrs. J. D. Meade, who has been ill for some time with fever, is no better. ..... Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith were visiting at N. M. Cooper's last Sunday. ..... Rev. E. L. Addington, the Methodist pastor, will preach • at' Castlerun on Sunday. -,--Leonard Jessee and Miss Bessie Meade were married at Castlerun last week. ..... Miss Maggie Wingus returned last week from a visit to Castlerun. From the Tazewell Republican, Thursday, February 14, 1910 , FOUND DEAD ON TRACK Bl aefield, W. Va., Feb. 22-- A man named Ramey, middle- aged, was found dead this morning by a section foreman between the main line and side track of the Norfolk and Western at St. Paul, Virginia. Bruises found on the back attd front of his head suggest a "murder theory. The supposition is that he was murdered and then placed on the railroad track to hide the crime. He lived near St. Paul. Officer Romain is now investigating. From the Big Stone Gap Post, Volume 18, Number 33, August 17, 1910 COURT PROCEEDINGS The following cases for violation of the revenue laws, for selling liquor without lic- ense, were disposed of during this term of the United States Court and were fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, except in cases as indicated: From Wise County -- William Rose; Willard Sturgill; Wesley Corder; Dolly Johnson; Jack Ward; Belle Fuller; Grant Rose; Mathew Rose. For making "moonshine" and in some cases selling and other violations in Wise County: James Porter, counterfeiting; Fred Ellison, in two cases illicit distilling; Nelson Chisenhall; C• H. Boggs, James Countiss, Dave Countiss, $100 and 3 montt Everett Adams; Will Stur q John Stapleton; Willie Mulliv Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 d