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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 7, 2017 Page 5 Copper Creek Elementary news New name, same great organization by Addrienne Robinson The 2017-2018 school year is off and running for students at Copper Creek Elementary School. We are pleased to welcome to our faculty Mrs. Donna Bright our new Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Jerry Tarr full time at CCES for Physical Education and Mrs. Amanda Musick our Title I Technology teacher. We have welcomed many new students this year to our student body with three Pre-K classes and four Kindergarten classes. Our Back to School /Meet the Teacher event was held on August 16 with Mr. Joe Young pro- viding an entertaining pro- gram, face painters, Appalachian Graphics doing new CCES glitter- glow t-shirts. Other infor- mation booths were also available with important information about register- ing Food City value cards to CCES, GED Adult Education and our 21st Century Community Learning Center grant and others. We had a record turnout for this event and students and families were excited to see the school and meet their teachers. The first day of school was Thursday, August 17 and students were excited as the school year began and very few tears were shed! On Monday, August 21, 2017, our students wit- nessed in awe the historical Solar Eclipse. Our school would especially thank Mrs. Jane Carter for ensur- ing that all students and staff were equipped with approved eye safety wear to see the eclipse. Prior to the day of the eclipse teachers were reading spe- cial books, watching videos and learning about what happens during a solar eclipse. Throughout the afternoon students went out to see the changes tak- ing place and enjoyed a special Eclipse Day snack: MOON PIES & CAPRI SUNS. At 2:15 PM stu- dents gathered on the lawn in the back of the school to listen and watch as the temperatures dropped and the eclipse began. It was a wonderful sight and one that will forever be etched in the memories of our stu- dents as they remember this special day. Wednesday, August 23, Southland Dairy Farms Mobile Classroom and Museum visited Copper Creek Elementary School with Sally the Jersey Dairy Cow. Students enjoyed and informative and excit- ing presentation from Ms. Amanda about the impor- tance of dairy products, how they are made and how milk is obtained and processed. Each of the children received their own dairy nametag for their backpacks. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students loved Sally and can't wait for her to visit again! To celebrate the 10th Day of school on Wednesday, August 30 we had a special Superhero visitor to each of our class- rooms: ZERO THE HERO! Students enjoyed doing special 10th day activities and learning about the important place the number 0 has in math. Our hallways are full of student work showing off the fun things they are learning each day. Next week our students are looking forward to Labor Day and a day off, the fair and celebrating our very special Grandparents. We do have available spaces in our Pre-K class- es. For more information, contact our school at 276- 794-9306. Students who turn four before September 30 are eligible for Pre-K and turning five for Kindergarten. Castlewood Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc is proud to announce our name change to Clinch Youth Football and Cheer, Inc. We believe the name change reflects out- com- mitment to not only the youth of Castlewood but also to the surrounding areas of Saint Paul and Dante. - Kim Fields, President of the Board This name change will awarded Citizenship. Along with 22 fellow applicants, I was given a never-to-be-forgotten cere- mony in Federal Court at Abingdon. There, we were presented with our "Certificate of Naturalization." It was a moment that I openly admit produced a sponta- neous flood of tears and an overwhelming sense of relief, achievement, and personal pride. You are asked to repeat "The Oath of Allegiance," which is an expanded in-depth version of the "Pledge of Allegiance." For me, at this point, it started to actually sink in that finally I had achieved my goal. After 11 years, a lot of anxious moments, some sleepless nights, a lot of studying, some tears and some laughter - there it was in my hands; my Certificate and all my paperwork stating: The secretary having found that Richard lan Ferguson residing at Saint Paul, Virginia, having complied in all respects with all of the applicable provisions of the natural- ization laws of the United States, being entitled to be admitted as a citizen of the United States, and having taken the oath of alle- giance at a cerentony con- take immediate effect across our organization and will be present in all our publications moving for- ward. Also, important to note for the 2018 season, we will be adding names to each our divisions to reflect our community football teams. Crunch Bunch will now be the Beagles, Division One will be the Deacons, and Division Two will be the Blue Devils. The colors will match the traditional mmmmm ducted by U. S. DISTRICT COURT OF VIRGINIA at ABINGDON, VIRGINIA on AUGUST 25, 2017 Such person is admitted as a citizen of the United States of America. The certificate is signed by the secretary of the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, USCIS The judge actually opened the ceremony with the statement that the United States of America is a nation that has grown out of immigration, a state- ment that not only wel- comed 23 applicants from more than 15 different countries, but reinforced and even validated our presence. Hence, I am honored to use the term, "A New American." Every candidate is going to have their own feelings about what this means to them, depending on circumstances and background. To me, I have learned so much about American history, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution - the back- bone of our country, the way the government is set up, and the geography of the country. Each section of the test brings forth more questions of my own. colors of these local teams. Clinch Youth Football and Cheer, Inc is a non-profit 501(C)3 we function solely off donations from the community and registra- tion fees. The registration fee helps to offset the cost of our insurance and uni- forms, but it doesn't cover these in full nor does it help cover the many other costs our organization incurs. Donations are greatly appreciated! From Page I How did the Star Spangled Banner come to be? What actually happened at Fort McHenry? What were the Federalist Papers? Why did Americans rebel against Great Britain? The whole process, including what has derived from my own curiosity, has taught me a great respect for the country I have chosen, its customs, its history, and above all, its multi-racial culture and people. Living here in the mountains of Virginia has given me back a love of the land surrounding me; a love of people and a love of life that I believe was missing for me before. One other thing I have gained out of this experi- ence is a love of God..'I never really knew what it was to be a Christian untilTI came to Virginia. ~I believed that owning a Bible and going to church for weddings, christeningS, and funerals made you ~t Christian. Now I have relationship with God anal a church family that havb taught me so much abodt the true values of being a Christian I can't- even begin to explain here. '. In short, it comes dowh to three things for md: LOVE, RESPECT, an~l GOD. Items of interest... 1: 3 409 and a Drink 'l r9%ast v th Egg / acon or Offer val!d through 10131117 C e 12 OZ Sma~lf~.o~e~e Offer valid through 10[31/17 NOTICE: Meetings of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees. The regular monthly meeting of the Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Scott County Public Library in Gate City. The Finance Committee will meet at noon to review monthly payables. DANTE COAL MINING AND RAILROAD MUSEUM --- Featuring photographs, documents, and artifacts detailing the rich heritage of the Dante community. On display is a scale model Of the downtown area as it looked in its hey- day. Hours of operation are 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday & Tuesday and Thursday & Friday, as well as the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. The museum is closed on Wednesdays. For more infor- mation, please call 276-495-1903. Enjoy an evening guided bus tour from St. Paul to Breaks Interstate Park, a visit to the 'Grand Canyon of the South', boxed supper specially prepared for you by the Rhododendron Restaurant and an up close and personal elk viewing excursion. Transportation, Guides and Dinner Included $35/person Seating is limited... Make your reservations today! Onqine- StPaulMainStreetorg Call- 276.395.0685 Email - StPa ulMainStreet( !,~ !~'~'~oi~ - 16612 Broad Street & Market Square, St. Paul, VA