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.... " I[:r 7' _._Thursday, September 2, 2010 llll' ' " I m, . : =-- I- . . + :+.. ,: ............... FOOTBALL FRIDAY: St.at ThomasCastlewd'Pau17:30atP'M'walkerHUrley +Clin c h Valley Tim es + + ........... 00-00pREssy " 'The time has come, the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " + A s +oc o___, Vol. LII, Nol 35 : " - -"--" '% . Saint Paul, Virginia 50e $200,000 grant i0 improve mental health services m our area announced by Boucher U.S. Representative Rick mental health care pr-oviders in si-aTe--Tlcensure requlrement CELEBRATING A NEW "GRAND OPENING"'..Food City employees and officials, St. Paul's mayor and Wise County Chamber of Commerce members .helped cut the ribbon which marked a major renovation and redesigning of the "Supermarket. Pictured, in no particular order, are Wise County Chamber of Commerce representatives Sarah Love McReynolds, Rita McReynolds, Michael McGregor, Shannon Scott and Executive Director Joyce Payne. Representing Food City were St. paul Store Manager Henry Maggard; Area Manager Lee McSwain; staff Department Managers Tammy Wright-Deli, Heather Sparrow- Seafood, Mike Jackson-Meat, Kevin Johnson-Produce, and Cameron Taylor- Dock Boggs & Dairy; and Assistant Store Managers Josh Lawson, Jon Powers and Kelly Alfred. Sthrgill Festiv+a] - Also pictured is St. Paul Mayor Kyle Fletcher. .............. .... The 42 nd Annual Dock Boggs + SPHS to honor00 Kate Peters Sturgill Festival 1999, 2000 and 2001 teams IT'S CAKE TIME!...This elegant cake was created to St. Paul High School will celebrate Food City's new "Grand Opening." It is a honor the 1999, 2000 and 2001 product, of course, of the'store's bakery department. DMV computers out--call first Unfortunately, Virginia DMV If you plan to renew your driver's license within the next few days, you are advised to call the customer service center in your area to be sure the com- puters are back in service. St. Paul Deacon Football Teams on the field Friday, September 24, during the Twin Springs home football game. Any coach or athlete who played on the district charpion- ship teams and would like to attend is asked to call Patrick Damron at SPHS, 276-6,'/652- 5221. computers have been out since last Thursday, and so are unable to process driver's licenses or ID cards in the 74 customer service centers across the state. Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big zens meet at 10 am. Wednesdays Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8;  ...Tlie Dante Senidr Cl:tizens p.m., Trinity: United Methodist Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 p.m., Clintwood United Metho- dist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 p.m., school cafeteria. ST, PAUL IDA .BOARlFourth ;Lmxlays, 6 P .m., St. paul Twn ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town t!-lall. + CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The ,Castlewood Water & Se-wagu J, Authority Board of Direc-tors, 6 : p.m. second Mondays. meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10am. at the Dante Fh-e De- partment. RnsseH Cotmty resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at the Russell County Pubfic Librmy, Lebanon, are M/Tw'rh, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., I0 a.m.-2 p.m. MATI'HEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. t:red Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9. a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wedaaes- days/Fridays/Seturdays, and l l am.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and: Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. SUPPORT- DICKENSON-BUNDY The Diekenson-Bondy Log House is open weekly Thursdays throulgh Saturdays,. 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 am.-4 p.m. 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 fourth Tuesdays ed Communication; First Thurs- , day, 7 p.m., Schonl of Instruction. at 11:00 a.m. VFW POST 9864  POST $52, DAV " VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 comes new members. If you ,ALZHEIMER'S "First Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala-: " cMan Agency fur Seninr Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. + NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyterian Church, Norton. ' CASTLEWOOD LODGE #7,31-Stated meetings will be held the third Satmday of each month. The School of Instruction will I held on fore'& Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- "cond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Star- p.nt., VFW, Riverview, Cobum. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, !9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- bors Aid Build-lug, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 p.m., Lebanon.. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, I st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Cen- ter conducts a recovery group for substance abusers and families Fridays at 10 am. Call 276-679- 0810 " ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., First BaptistChurch, Co- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Casflewood. All interested persons ere invited to attend. H.O,P.E. HOUSE H.O.P.E. House provides emer- gancy shelter for victims of do- " mestic violence in Wise, Russell, .-Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buch- -mlm counties and the City of "Norton. Volunteers needad--la, ain- .ing available. Call 1-800-572- 2278. SENIOR CITIZENS ...The Castlewood Senior Citi- served overseas during any waL write VFW Post 9.864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed HEALTH SERVICES The Wise County Health De- partment, Wise, is open from 8 a.m..-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- riles will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and immumzations. Appointments are necessary for all but immumza- tions. For an appoint-merit, call .762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For information, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell Counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- vise AASC of any upcoming 100th+ birthday. SCHOOL POLICIES ...The Wise County School Board 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 suivors of sexual as- saUl are inVited io attend Clinch Valley Community Action, IncJ Family Crisis Services' support group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-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 end the City of Norton. Daytime  and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-relat skills in- cluding resume writing d inter- viewing. For details, call !-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens provides disabili- ty transportation services in Buc- hanan, Diekenson, Russell and Tazcwell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. The Group's purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-889:-4894 or fullerir 1942.yaboo,com. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Memorial Library and help promote the improvement of faci- lities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make chocks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews . Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR . Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order 6f Eastern Star, meetS each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meet- ings are on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson 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 Coebum VFW Post from 9 a.m.,3:30 p.m. third Thursdays except June. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St: Pal., operates a Food Bank each Tues- day from 9-11 a.m. at the hurch. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mlon- days, For more information,, call 495-7026 or 495-8473. CLOTI-1ES CLOSET The Women On Mission at First Baptist Church, St. Pad, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-1I am. Tuesdays. Anyone wliol needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING Health Dopertments in the Lenc- wisco Health District offer free! confidential HIV testing through- out the year. For information, call Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- 386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES Free GED classes are offered at 'the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 Ida Is noon. Olenn.a McReyno " the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433, _.. GED ONLINE The Regional Adult F_Aiw.,on Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home om- puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On-line Coordinator /Mar Gore, t-800-422-3433 '(in Scott County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon- I day through Thursday and on l Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Ed.ucetion Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for informa- tion concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul. 5-6 n.m. 2nd Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On :Board st meets at 6:30 p,m. l Mondlays at the Dante Museum. Community In rd Meet' g is 3 Tuesday of' each month. _ GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration C,enter, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paud. All, are welcome-admission is free. GOSPEL JAMBOREE The Clinch River Gospel Jalnr boree and Open Micropohoue isheld third Sundays February' through October at 3 p.m.a t Cleveland United Methodist Church, Cleveland. Admission is free to everyone. The host is Gay Crum, Ph.D. Contact him by'. calling 276-393-3522 or emailing him at hiblemusie@aol,com 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) t the Riverside Diner at 6 p.m. Same Kind of Different As Me by COMMUNITY CENTER ' Ron Hall and Denver Moore will __ The West Dante Commonity_ be discussed at the SeptemLber 23. Church and church-related activities catenaarmeeting on page 3 Boucher announced that, at his urging, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Rural Health Work- force Development Program, has awarded a grant of $200,000 to Stone Mountain Health Services. The federal funds will be used to improve mental health services available in Buchanan, Dicken- son, Lee, Russell, Smyth, Wash- ington and Wise Counties. "The federal funding an- nounced will enable Stone Mountain Health Services to establish a training program in which psychology, social work or counseling students at East Tennessee State University and Radford University may com- plete their clinical programs at Stone Mountain Health Services' clinics iri Southwest Virginia The goal of the program is to establish a _greater number of will be at the Country Cabin II on September 11. The lineup includes: Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen; the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys; the Tillers; the Dust Busters; Mountain Music Makers; Cowan Creek Youth String Band; MECC Mountain Music School students. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; music from noon - 9:00 p.m.; admission $10 adults/ $2 children 12 & under; college students free .with school 313. Justin's Walk in coebum is 9/4 Justin's Walk will be held on Saturday, September 4, at Ring- ley Park in Coebum. The event, which is held during the Guest River Rally on Labor Day Weekend, is a fundraiser in memory of Justin Porter, who. lost his battle with a brain tumor at the tender age of six. Walkers form all around the region come to help fund brain tumor re- search in his memory through the American Brain Tumor As- sociation. You can join the effort by obtaining sponsors, registering at the park from 8 to 9 a.m., and then walking as part of Justin's Train for the Brain. The 3K walk is led by Justin's Caboose and stops mid-way for a water break, so ,even the youngest walkers can enjoy the fun. Treat bags await the children after the Walk and a multitude of prizes, donated by local businesses, are awarded to the walkers. The children raising the most contri- butions will be awarded tro- phies, and the team will receive a commemorative T-shirt with Justin's Train for the Brain on the back. Come and join the fun while helping children have hope for a future. For more information, call 276-275-7197. the region," Boucher said. With the benefit of the federal funds, Stone Mountain Health Servi-c--es, which operates 11 community health clinics in seven counties, will work coop- eratively with East Tennessee State University and Radford University to implement a train- ing program that enables stu- dents to complete clinical pro- grams in psychology, social work or counseling at Stone Mountain Health Services clin- ics. The students will complete sufficient hours to meet the Students will be supervised both by health professionals at the clinics as well as faculty at the two schools "One of my highest priorities is expanding access to high, quality health care services mr residents of the Ninth District, regardless of their ability to pay. The federal funding announced will help achieve this goal by training mental health professionals to meet the demand for mental health services in rural areas," Boucher concluded. AT-THE MARKET...Saturday, August 28, was Civil War Re-enactment Day at the Clinch River Farmers' Market. Participating were members of Camp 840- Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the First Virginia Cavalry. Market-goers were treated to a variety of exercises performed by them, a display of antique guns, some period gowns modeled by the re-enactors' ladies, and Civil War music presented by Gary Crum, Ronnie Meade and Robbie Spencer. Enjoy "Pickin' in the Park" again on Saturday, Sept. 11 The Town of St. Paul, St. Paul Tomorrow and the Clinch River Farmers Market will host the third "Pickin' in the Park" musical event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, at the A. IL Matthews Park Stage.. This is a FREE event for the entire region. There will be a jam session for local musicians from 6-8 p.m., to be followed by the unique mountain music of Bluegrass Circle from 8-10 p.m. Local musicians are needed to show off the'.n" talents! Please come and register to perform by 5:30 p.m. at the Park Stage area, or you amy call 276-762-5544 to register in advance. Bring your lsawn chairs to enjoy this fabulous free musical event under the stars and beside the cool Scenic Clinch River in St. Paul on Septembet 11. For additional information, call the Town of St. Paul, 276- 762-5297; or Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544. -IT'S F/[I]-TIMI .AG/,IN-!...-T-he Russell County Fair and Horse Show will be open Friday, September 3, through Saturday, September 11. The theme, "Canning Fun" was the inspiration for the traditional Route 58 display opposite the entrance to the Fairgrounds in Castlewood.