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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 7, 2017 Page 3 Prison inmate receives additional 3 years for plan to bring marijuana into Red Onion State Prison Christopher Frank Stevens, age 29, an inmate at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, pleaded guilty today to felony con- spiracy to deliver marijua- na to a prisoner. He was sentenced to an additional three years within the cus- tody of the Virginia Department of Corrections for the crime. The plea comes on the day the case was scheduled to be tried by a jury. Evidence showed that between March 1, 2017 and March 5, 2017, Christopher Stevens made various phone calls from Red Onion State Prison to another individual. During the phone calls, Stevens made an agreement by phone with the individual to purchase marijuana and explained how to prepare it for entry into Red Onion State Prison. On March 4, 2017, the Norton City Fire Department and Norton City Police Department were dispatched to a motel in the City of Norton in ref- erence to an activated fire alarm. Upon a check of the building, police detected the odor of marijuana com- ing from a room within the motel. A search of the room revealed that mari- juana was being packaged in small bags for delivery into Red Onion State Prison. The drugs were seized and were not deliv- ered into the prison. Stevens later confessed to the crime. Christopher Stevens is serving an active seven year sentence from 2011 from the City of Portsmouth Circuit Court for robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious wounding, and attempted robbery of a residence. The sentence imposed today will run consecutive to the other charges. The case was success- fully prosecuted by Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp and assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Berlin Skeen. Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp said, "I am thankful for the ongoing efforts of the Virginia Department of Corrections to eradicate contraband from our pris- ons. We hope that this case sends a clear message that we will not tolerate attempts to bring drugs of any kind into our prisons." Slemp also thanked the efforts of the Virginia Department of Corrections, Norton City Fire Department, and the Norton City Police Department in their inves- tigation of the case. Wise County is home to three Virginia Department of Corrections Facilities: Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, and Wise Correctional Unit in Coeburn. Coffee Time for senior citizens on Monday at Library Church and related activities calendar of upcoming events CALVARY BAPTIST Homecoming Sunday, September 10, 10 am; Revival September 11-13 at 7 pm. with Brother Billy Mitchell from Jamestown, TN. Nursery Provided. Special Singing. 1667 Calvary Baptist Road, Castlewood. Leonard Ferguson, Pastor. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD September services. Services at 6 pm. Sundays, September 10 Eddie Turner; 17 Wayne Hubbard; 24 Buddy Harding. Wednesdays, September 6 Eddie Allen; 13 Carlos Mullins Jr.; 20 Shawn Dupuie. Homecoming Revival beginning September 25 thru October 1 with Donald Harding. Thursday, Sept. 28 Blood Bought. STANDING ADAMS CHAPEL- Dickensonville, Sunday Service 10 am; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Tuesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Eddie Turner. BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer service, 7 p.m. The pastor is Marvin Dockery. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services- 11a.m., Pastor Richard Minton. Wednesday night, 7 p.m. with Terry Arney. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Coeburn. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., moming worship 11 a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Jim Anderson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH -Services Saturday, 7 p.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Pastor, Elmo Warner. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Gravel Lick, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship I1 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLERUN COM- Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Interim Pastor Roy Mabry. FORT GIBSON UNIT- ED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hansonville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Castlewood, Rt. 58. Pastor Lanny Powers. Sunday School 10 am; ser- vice 11 am; Sunday night 7 pm; Wednesday night 7 pm. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH-Huff man Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon, Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor Don Bush. GRASSY CREEK BAP- TIST/METHODIST, Route 71 between Dickensonville and Nickelsville. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m; Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dr. Joseph Fuller. HIGHPOINT COMMU- NITY CHURCH- Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. HIGH TOWER MIN- ISTRY, St. Paul. Sunday School 10 am; Worship ser- vice 11 am; Evening service 6 pm; Wednesday service 6:30 pm, Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 pm Pastor Ernie Addington. HOUSE OF PRAYER- Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusalem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday wor- ship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. LAKEVIEW BAP- TIST/METHODIST, On Lakeview Dr. off Rte 71 near Dickensonville. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH- Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794- 7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST- Sunday School 10 am; Service 11 am; Evening service 6 pm; Thursday prayer 6 pm. All welcome. Pastor, Doyle Hobbs. ST. MARK'S EPISCO- PAL-St. Paul. Sunday wor- ship 9 a.m.; Bible Study Wednesday, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/Prayer. For informa- tion, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Whetstone. Rev. Cecil Jessee, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Charles Ssebalamu. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WEST DANTE COM- MUNITY CENTER -First Monday of every month', 6 pm. Call 276-495-7007. SULPHUR SPRINGS METHODIST, Dickensonville. Sunday AM/PM and Wed. PM ser- vices. T.R.A.S.H. Ministry Service every Friday 7 pm; Emmanuel Chapel Church, Castlewood will be giving away free clothes every Thursday from 2-3 pm now through the end of October. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank and Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church. All in need of food and clothing are wel- come.Volunteers and dona- tions are needed. FOOD DISTRIBU- TION - Roger E. Jessee Community Food Bank will distribute food to the needy from 9-11 a.m. on fourth Saturdays at the food bank on Hwy. 58 Castlewood. Volunteers and donations are needed. Neighbors Aid food and clothing distributed 9-12 every Thursday, Broad Street downtown St. Paul. contact Lillie Peter 276- 738-8427. Volunteers and donations are needed. - First Assembly of God, Dante will distribute food to the needy at the church on the last Saturday of each month. Call 495-1102 or 762-7503. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them fol- lowing the Wednesday 10 a.m. service. Attendance 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. 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 giv- ing away clothing and accepting clothing dona- tions every third Saturday of the month from 9 am- noon. A variety of sizes for men, women and children will be available. If donat- ing, please bring only nice, clean clothing and shoes. Every Monday at 10 the area, read the localMUNITYCHURCH ser- Sunday School 10 a.m., 2nd Sunday of the month l l For questions or more infor- a.m. the J. Fred Matthews newspapers or browse vices. Sunday School, 10worship 11 a.m. 762-0569. am; Youth Warriors 1st and mation, call Rejoice am; worship service 11 am;MILLS CHAPEL 3rd Saturday 7 pm. 3201 Ministries at 276.762.5700 Memorial Library will host through the library's magi- Sunday night 6 pm. Pastor FREEWILL BAPTIST Dwina Road, Coebum. or find us on facebook: Coffee Time for all areazine selections. Make plans Donald Tucker welcomes CHURCH-Castlewood. FOOD, CLOTHING Lilies of the Field Clothing senior citizens. Seniors are to come by the library each everyone. Sunday School 10 a.m., FREE CLOTHES Ministry. invited to stop by the Monday for coffee and CASTLEWOODPRES- Sunday worship 11 a.m., library from 10-11 a.m. conversation. BYTERIAN CHURCH-Bible Study and Youth [~_~-~--~xv~-'''"~~] and have a cup of coffee,For more information Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, ATTEND I I School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. Mike Patrick. tea, cider or hot chocolate contact the J. Fred CHERRY GROVE MORNING STAR If~~N~.,~CHURCH I and light refreshments. Matthews Memorial CHURCH-Dry Fork. FULL GOSPEL CHURCH- I~~~ Visit with your friends, talk Library at 276-762-9702.Sunday School 10 a.m.., Castlewood. Sunday School I N~~ THIS I about the news going on in Services at 11 a.m. and 6 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 P'm" Sundays" Rev" Marcus p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. [ SUNDAY I Meade. 276-395-3588. 276-762-7812. Pastor, -""""""~~COM[N--~'~ CHURCH OF GOD OF Woody Scott. PROPHECY-Sunday MT. ZIONCOMMUNI- I TRI-COUNTYTIRE SI:RVICE INC. I Mills Chapel Freewill Baptist Church School 10 a.m., Worship TY APOSTOLIC- 1600 Memorial Drive Castlewood, VA service 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturdays, 7 p.m. Hazel I st. Paul, Va. Phone: 762-9501 I Sunday September 10 Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Mountain. For more infer- CLEVELAND UNIT- mation, call 276-495-8611. Sunday School 10:00 am ED METHODIST Pastor, Tommy J. Kiser. ~g ~ ~ Worship Service 11:00 am CHURCH-Cleveland, NEW CASTLEWOOD Sunday School 10 a.m., BAPTIST-Sunday School, REVIVAL Special Singing by Gospel Grass Trio Dinner and Fellowship will follow service at A.R. Matthews Park in St. Paul In case of rain, it will be held at the Roger Jessee Food Pantry Building on Rt. 58 near the old St. Paul Builders Building Pastor Mike Patrick welcomes everyone MARKET CORNER NEWS Clinch River Farmers Market Saturday 8 am - 12 pm Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm The farmers market is open with a great selection of produce, baked goods, and crafts. if you are looking for green beans, cabbage, tomatoes, squash, peppers, apples, potatoes, or almost any produce grown in this area, you don't want to miss the Clinch River Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The growing season is winding down so take advantage of fresh, local grown produce now available at the market. Kids Bucks will be available at the Market Saturday and Wednesday We are certified to accept Senior Coupons, .Support your local farmers and crafters and enjoy a free cup of coffee at the Clinch River Farmers Market. worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. DELIVERANCE MIN- ISTRY CHURCH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday 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., 7 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, D.J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sunday services 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Bill Crawford is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pas- tors are Jerry and Nedra Estep. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45; Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- 2rid & 4th Sundays, morn- ing worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante, Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 1-1 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Randy Noonchester, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley September 11 through September 13 Monday through Wednesday 7 pm Calvary Baptist Church 1667 Calvary BapUst Road, Castlewood Leonard Ferguson, Pastor Brother Billy Mitchell from Jamestown, TN Nursery Provided Special Singing K KILGORE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents 3 6 ce Raill~Oad lnjurie~ Wrongfui ~eath, Hunting Aeeidents~lnjuries tb Children Nursing Home Clalm~, Defecate Products &::Drugs, Propertv Estate & Busines~Disput&,~; Dee~, ~Vills! Eslate~ Trusts, Economic Development P~~imin~efen~l~& Federal Courts Joyee Kiigore ~q., Of Counsel Authorized by: Fraal~;~ilgore, Attorney-at-Law P.O. Box 1210 St. Paul, Virginia 24283 Phone: (276) 762-2201 16542 Russell Street Fax: (276)