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FOOTBALL August 3 0 Haysi at Castlewogd Vol. LV, No. 35 - - -- " n Ir Clinch Valley Times \\;' " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " ,,...... s s=Of:-q----:, Thursday, August 29, 2013 Saint Paul, Virginia 50c i BLUEBELL ISLAND TRAIL...A ribbon cutting and dedication of St. Paul's newest trail St. Paul/Bluebell Island Trail will be Saturday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. at the A.R. Matthews Park Pavilion in St. Paul. DMV reminds Virginians to stay safe as 00.summer vacation ends -Labor Day and Back to School Can Mean Danger for Drivers and Pedestrians- The Virginia Department of heavy emphasis around major stopped to load or unload Motor Vehicles (DMV) is re- . minding drivers and pedestrians to stay safe this upcoming i holiday weekend and as students head back to school In 2012, Virginia recorded 2 1,194 crashes and six fatalities -over the Labor Day holiday ; weekend. "Drivers need to be 2 aware that on holiday weekends i they will share the road with more vehicles than usual," said missioner Holcomb. "I encour- holidays including Labor Day. As people return from their final summer vacations, students will be heading back to school, and children may need to be reminded about safety lessons for walking or riding the bus. "School children need to wait in a safe place at the bus stop, and enter and exit the bus environment safely," said Corn- passengers, unless a physical barrier or unpaved median separates the traffic going in either direction. Here are some additional back-to-school safety reminders for drivers: Pedestrians have the right-of-way. When encoun- tering a pedestrian, motorists need to slow down and prepare to stop. age all parents to teach and reinforce to children bus safety rules so they become habits." .Statistics in Virginia show that school buses are one of the safest vehicles on the road, and that most school bus incidents happen off the bus, not on the bus. In 2012 in Virginia, 100 pedestrians were killed and 1,862 were injured. Ten of those injured were getting on or off school buses. With children everywhere waiting for, boarding and exiting school buses this time of year, it's a good time to reinforce for drivers Virginia's back-to-school rules of the road. Passing a DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor's High- way Safety Representative. "It's important to buckle up, stay alert, and not drive distracted." As part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, law enfor- cement officers are patrolling Virginia's roadways to keep dri- vers safe. Checkpoint Strike- force is a research-based, multi- - state, zero-tolerance initiative designed to get impaired drivers off our roads using checkpoints and patrols when and where drunk driving is most likely to occur and, to educate the public about dangers and consequences of drunk driving. This program * Yellow, flashing lights on a school bus mean the bus is preparing to stop and load or unload children. Motorists need to slow down and prepare to stop, * Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm mean the school bus is stopped and children are boarding or exiting the bus. Motorists must come to a complete stop a safe distance fi'om the bus and wait until the bus begins moving before they start driving again. Drivers are requited to travel 25 mph in a school zone when indicated by a is year round, but there is a- school bus is illegal when it is sign or signal. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 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 Church, 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. 276-346-201 I; 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 information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, 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 d Y 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 Lihrary meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pro. 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-Spm Mondays and Fridays; and llam- 7:30pro Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 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-8pm first Thursd/tys. Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immimizatiuns. 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 I00 th birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES 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- AllY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pro, 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, I pro, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Nrton. 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 pro, Lebanon. CLINCHF1ELD 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, Coburn. 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 LrMWA 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, Soott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers IIi[ll[l!l!lltl!l!l!lll!!llll 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 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 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 fullerjr 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. 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 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. Coebum:A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9am- IDA makes loan At the regularly seduled meeting on Monday night, the St. Paul IDA voted to make a low interest loan to a new business in St. Paul. The low interest loan will come from a DHCD grant that is part of the Downtown Revitali- zation project. Chairman Bob Harrison asked IDA member . Frank Molinary to work with him and the bank to review the business and authorize the bank plan to proceed. The IDA will be responsible for overseeing the loam The Board also voted per a request to institute a $3,750 change order on the Willis Building roof. The change order is needed to add drains to the roof as there are some low spots where rain is not draining off and the drains are needed to eliminate the problem. Harrison also told the Board that he was working with Kitty ' Barker of the Virginia Tourism Council to draft an ordinance for the Town Council to pass to make the town a Tourism Zone. Harrison said the council at its meeting last Monday agreed to make the town a Tourism Zone. By becoming a Tourism Zone the town would be better able to attract new businesses through the ability to get grants and other monies to help businesses come to St. Paul. Board members Harry Kelly announced that the Bluebell Isled Trail will have ,its dedication and opening at the A.R. Matthews Park Pavilion on Saturday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. Kelly added that following the opening ceremony, there would be a hike along the new trail. There being no further  business, the meeting adjourned. Attending the meeting were Board members Mike Jessee, Frank Molinary, Harry Kelly, Bill Wallace, Chairman Bob Harrison, Attorney Linda Tiller and Secretary/Treasurer Debbie Baca. Mayor Kyle Fletcher and Councilman Monty Salyer were in the audience. by Jerry Couch More news from the past Park Pavilion. This project was made possible by countless volunteer hours of Mountain Heritage, Inc., The Town of St. Paul, local businesses and more. For more information about the Bluebell Island Trails or other projects in and about St. Paul, call the St. Paul Town Hall at 276.762.5297 or visit the website at http://WWW.stpaulva.or,q. For St. Paul's Main Street details, contact Teresa Harless at 276.395.0685. A special thanks goes to: Frank Kilgore, Harry Kelly, Jason Kilgore, Bill Wallace, Freddie Arrington, Jim White, OldCastle Stone and Jerry Fmer. has been visiting her sister, Mrs. wife, of St. Paul, Virginia, and Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 of trails takes in the natural beauty of the Clinch River at various points along the way as it makes its way through the downtown area. The entire route is well maintained and designed for maximum visitor enjoyment, be it walking, jogging, cycling, bird-watching, photography, nature study and more. Visitors can begin at the Boody Trail- head, for 4.5 miles of hiking/biking enjoyment that traverses through the downtown to the overlook at the St. Paul Falls. A full map of the Bluebell/St. Paul on the Clinch Trail is located at the south entrance Bluebell Island Trail sign near the A.R. Matthews The Town of St. Paul, St. Paul IDA, St. Paul Tomorrow and St. Paul Main Street invites everyone to the official opening of the Bluebell Island Walking and Bicycling Trail, along with its connecting St. Paul on The Clinch Trail. The celebration will take place on Saturday, August 31 at 4 pm, at A.R. Matthews Park Pavilion in St. Paul. Refreshments will be served. Bluebell Island, .a natural area protected by The Nature Conservancy of Virginia, along with the St. Paul on The Clinch Trail system connects the Town of St. Paul and Sugar Hill Trail at Oxbow Lake. The new system set for Saturday, August 31 From the Times Dispatch, Number 18, March 18, 1911 OFFICERS DRIVEN AWAY BY WOMEN Man Charged With Moonshining Rescued by Mother and Sister, Possemen Fatally Injured. [Special to the Times Dispatfh] Bristol, Va., March 17 -- One officer fatally wounded, another with a finger shot off, and a third frightened from the scene, is the result of a battle between three women on one side and a trio of revenue officers on the other at Long Fork, near the Pike and Leteher County border, in Kentucky, Wednesday afternoon. The story of the battle did not reach a telegraph station until this afternoon. Deputy Marshal J. Martin Potter and Possemen Charles Smith and Garfield Smallwood, of Pikeville, entered the Long Fork section to arrest Charles Tackett, aged twenty, charged with moonshining. Tackett, though armed, surrendered with- out resistance. But his mother, Martha Tackett, sixty years of age, was angered at the presence of the officers, and, together with her daughters, Nannie Tackett, aged sixteen, and Bettie Tackett, aged eighteen, con- cluded they would give the officers battle. The aged mo- ther, with a Colt's pistol, and the senior daughter, with a sixteen- gauge shotgun, opened fire upon the men. At the first charge Deputy Marshal Potter, it is stated, fled from the Tackett premises, leaving his possemen as targets for the plucky women. After several shots had been fired, Smith fell, mortally wounded, being shot three times, while Smallwood lost a finger and had the crown Of his hat pierced with bullets. Smith, who was fatally wounded, is a mem- ber of one of the best families in the county. The boy was then taken in charge by his mother, not an officer being left on the scene. From the Clinch Valley News, August 25, 1911 ST. PAUL ..... We are sorry to note the death of our friend, J. E. Duff, the 15th, at the home of his mother in Lebanon, Ind. He was kind to every one and will be greatly missed. He leaves four sons and one daughter. ..... Miss Fralis Grear, who Martin, in Pennsylvania has returned home. ..... Mac Phipps, who was struck by a bat while playing ball is improving rapidly. ..... Mrs. L. C. Dickenson was calling on friends in Castlewood Friday. ..... Mrs. Tom Fields, of Castlewood, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. Handy, Sunday. ..... Freda, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hurt, still continues very ill. ..... Miss Kate Cleek return- ed Monday to Appalachia after spending her vacation with home folks. ..... Kenneth, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Addington, has been seriously ill, is im- proving. ..... Jonas Pippin, the man who killed Bill Williams here the 13 of July was captured on Copper Ridge Saturday and landed in jail at Wise Sunday. ..... Mrs. M. A. Carter was summoned to the bedside of her mother at Springville Monday. The old lady is 94 years old, and suffered a heat stroke on Wed- nesday, and is in a serious condition. From The Times-Dispatch, Number 19, June 16, 1912 JOHNS WANTED ELSEWHERE Man Now in Jail Accused of Larceny in St. Paul, Va. Chief of Police Werner was notified yesterday that J. W. Johns, who was arrested here by Detective-Sergeants Wren and Wiltshire for petit larceny is wanted in St. Paul, Va. He is alleged to have robbed D. P. Addington and other citizens of that place. Johns is now in the City Jail serving a four months sentence for stealing a gold watch from Mrs. F. Pratt, of 301 East Grace Street. He will be held for the authorities of St. Paul when his term expires. The police believe that Johns is also wanted in other places. From the Clinch Valley News, 1913 BAILEY - SMYTHE Miss Nancy Smythe was united in marriage Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock to Mr. James Bailey. Rev. Adolphus Kistler was the officiating minister and the wedding occurred in the parlor of the Y.M.C.A. The bride is the attractive daughter of R. L. Smythe and was formerly a student at Sullins College. The groom is a son of George C. Bailey and wife of St. Paul and holds a responsible position with the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway. Mr. Bailey and wife left Friday for an extended trip South, after which they will be at home to their friends at fine Blue Sulphur Hotel, St. Paul, Va. The bride is a nice of Harry M. Smythe of Tazewell, and is said to be a decided beauty. From the Big Stone Gap Post, Volume 23, Number 7, February 17, 1915 NEW ELECTRIC SYSTEM INSTALLED AT ST. PAUL St. Paul, Va., Feb. I1. A new electric lighting system is being installed in St. Paul and soon the streets, business houses-and homes will be lighted by electricity. The Southwestern Engineering Com- pany, of Bristol, of which Frank R. Scott and H. A. Womack are the heads, has the contract for the work. A 100 horsepower steam plant is being installed. The company is installing the poles, wires, and transformers and will complete the system. From the Big Stone Gap Post, Volume 23, Number 43, October 26, 1915 DISTANT AUTOMOBILING If all of South West Virginia were as well supplied with good, macadamized turn pikes as is Wise with its million dollars of such highways and some adjoining counties which have the same, one could go almost any distance with extreme comfort, but, even as it is, where some counties have only their dirt roads, one can already travel extensively by automobile, thus we had one visitor this summer from near Lynehburg; Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Irvine and their two children went to Richmond in that way; while Mr. and Mrs. Everett Drennen went from Big Stone Gap to Atlantic City by automobile and had but one puncture going out and did not break down on their return until within fifty miles of home. These tinpleasant gaps are gradually being filled in with good roads and directly the traveling will be all right in all this end of the state. In Wise, Lee, Russell, Tazewell, Wash- ington, and other near-by counties travelers are coming in all the time. Ribbon cutting for Bluebell Island Trail