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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, September 18, 2014 0 g wax.. by Ann Young Gregory Tickets The Wise County Civil Process Served: Sheriff's Office reports the 342 Civil Papers Reprinted from September 2, 2010 football seats aren't in a prime spot requiring K Fund following activities for the Traffic Accidents: 4 intervention, they're still not what I'd call cheap period of 09/01/2014 12 Additional Criminal Back in the good old days (I seem to refer to that (although they're not as expensive as, say, Tennessee through 09/07/2014. Investigations were initiaL- period more and more lately!), anyway, back then, season tickets). However, for the past ten years or so, going to a sporting event at a school didn't seem to be we've had a precious reserved spot in one of the park- Wise Central Dispatch ed and 24 Cleared by all that complicated, or at least I don't remember that it ing lots--originally, the fee for it was $35 per year--S5 received a total of 1,678 Arrest. was. If you wanted to go to a high school game, you just per game. Reasonable. Imagine my disbelief this sum- calls for this Seven-daySheriff's Office provid- went, paid at the gate, and that was that. Actually, that mer when the bill for the season tickets and the parking period, ed 181 man-hours of Court routine hasn't changed all that much, except that the space came, and I saw that it will cost more to take the Of the total calls Room Security. tickets are much more expensive now, and some-times car to the parking lot this year than to take a person to received 339 were dis- Unlocked Vehicles: 33 families with several children fred it difficult to buy all seven games. The parking fee went to $275, which patched to the Sheriff'sEscorted Funerals: 7 tickets for everyone for every game. Recognizing this, horrified me. And they still have to walk over a quarter Office The Sheriff's Office St. Paul High School, before the current footballseason of a mile to get to their seats in the stadium! (I wrote the Total number of Transported: started, offered season tickets, good for ALL SPHS UK Athletics Director an angry letter, to which I've had Domestic calls for this 0Adult In State home athletic events. The family ticket, which admits no response. Imagine that!) everyone, is $200; for a parent, $90; and a student, $65. Then there are tickets to UK basketball games at period was 7. 2 Adults Out of State A very good deal, and a good idea. I'm sure other high Rupp Arena. Of course, there aren't any season tickets Criminal Process for 4 Mental Patients schools do the same thing, but St. Paul is the only one I available--haven't been for years, and the good seats this period: Served 16 6 Juveniles know about, have, for the past few years, required a sizable K Fund Felony Warrants, 45 Total Transports: 12 Now, while it's still relatively easy, although just a donation per seat in order to buy the season tickets. This Misdemeanor Warrants, 1 Total Transport Hours: bit more expensive, to go to a high school football game year, the University evidently lost its mind, and those DUI Arrest. 52.5 or any other athletic event, many college games are premiums went out of sight. This is evidenced by the another matter altogether. Access to athletic events at response that the Lexington Herald-Leader reported "In My Nature" exhibit the small area colleges, such as The Univer-sity of over the weekend that Frank Ramsey had when the Vkginia's College at Wise, is still relatively simple. University informed him by letter that the premium for Pi UVa-Wise, in fact, has issued an invitation to all stu- his second row seats would go this year from $1,350 to at Lonesome ne dents in the area to attend Highland Cavalier football $5,000 per seat. He refused, criticized the move in light games FREE this year! Now nobody I know of has of the current economy, and said he will not buy those offered a deal like that! I'm not familiar with UVa-Wise seats this year. (He has other seats higher up in the arena The Charles W. Harris "In My Nature" to those ticket prices, but I'm certain that they're affordable, which he'll keep.) Gallery in the Lonesome who have encouraged him Probably Radford, LMU, Pikeville Col-lege and maybe Now Frank Ramsey, you may remember if you're Pine Regional Library insince youth to pursue his ETSU have reasonable ticket prices, old enough, was an All American basketball player at Wise, VA presents "In Myart, especially his late Then we come to the big-time football schools--and UK in the 1950s (when I was in school, in fact.) He was Nature" an exhibit featur- mother Jackie Faye Dean, even some big schools that are big-time-some-thing- a member of the only Adolph Rupp team ever to going photography and a few who taught him to think in other-than-football, but who still manage to skin their undefeated. He then played for the Boston Celtics, select traditional and digi- colors and to give attention football fans big time. For example, one would expect where he created the role of the "sixth man." He's one tal art prints by Chuck E. to detail. Mostly, however, to pay top dollar to attend football games at Tennessee, of only six Kentucky-related people who have been Dean. his mother inspired in him Florida, Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Virginiataken into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of As a photographer, a love of the land, and a Tech, and other Top 20 schools. However, some of the Fame. My reaction on reading the newspaper account of other big schools, such as my beloved Kentucky, while Frank Ramsey's response to the 370 percent in-crease Chuck s goal is to transport , deep respect for all living having a first-class championship caliber basketball in K Fund donations was to cheer him on! I go farther his viewers, leading us on a things. program year after year, isn't fa-mous for its football than that, though. Frank Ramsey's not just a former UK visual journey through Be sure to come and successes (although it's improv-ing)! Absence from the basketball player--he's one of the greats, a real legend, images he has captured check out this show and Top 20 evidently doesn't matter, however, as new rules and I was appalled to learn that the University makes over the last ten years in show your support for your went into effect a few years ago requiring big donations him pay to attend basketball games in the first place, southwest Virginia. While local artists. Prints will be to the K Fund in order to be eligible to purchase season UK should be thrilled to have him there, and should the majority of pieces are available to buy so get tickets for the really good seats--seats that people have dedicate several seats to him for life--for free! Money from the Sugar Hill area of yours while they last. had for years. Not that the tickets themselves are cheap, throws everything out of whack, even college athletics! St. Paul, beloved local but if peo-ple have to pay $1000 or more per seat in (The University hasn't seen fit to announce just exactly landmarks like Guest River Clinch order to be allowed to purchase the tickets, it's a little what it is that it plans to do with the extra K Fund Gorge, Little Stoney Falls, silly. Then there's the parking. While Allen's and Peyt's "donations.") Valley Keokee Lake and Breaks Times Interstate Park are also rep-MEMBER ....................... pl resented. VmG PRESS ASSOCaA ON Adult Lifelong Learning Award honors local cou e Don't expecttosee vast Publishea weekly in St Paul, panoramas of forest and VA 24283.bythe CLINCH Nominations being sought from public field. Chuck's work pro- VALLEY PUBLISHING CO., INC. rides a more intimate Adults who reenter the new classroom enhances classroom struggle to bal- the partnership between the appraisal of what might The Clinch Valley Times serves otherwise be overlooked, the four-county area of W,e, ance school, family and program and MECC, bene- Russdl, Dickemon and Scott. work. Many face daily fiLing college bound stu- What may seem to be with offieesandplmatlocatedia challenges to complete dents with easy access to familiar surroundings take the CLINCH VALLEY TIMES their study, most with little MECC's Adult Career on new dimensions, new Nfildi~, 16_541 Russell Street. or no recognition. Coaches. Located in the shapes, new colors. He Periodieals postage is paid at the Post Office in St. Paul, VA 24283 Since 2012, The West Gate Mini-Mall, the attempts to bring attention Regional Adult Education site features state-of-the-art to things never before Allen Gregory Editt dAdv. Program has partnered technology and classes fornoticed. And in doing so,SusmaTrent Adv./Graphics with the family of Mary both GED and MECC col- his images inspire an ' ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS: and H.L. Musick to estab- lege credit, almost tactile experience:In advance: $2S.50 in Wise and lish the Musick Lifelong Fourteen free adult edu- we can smell the damp Russell Counties; $30.00ia Learning Award, which cation classes are now recognizes the efforts of open across the region with woods, hear the trill of aother 24-zip-codes; elsewhere two local adult learners to full details at single forest bird and be $32.50. continue their education, www.race2ged.org or by calmed by a breeze off the POSTMASTER: send aadress The accomplishments of calling 877.722.3243. Thewater during a stroll along changes to: Cliach Valley the two designees will be GED Exam is given the fiver. Times, P.O. Box S17. noted at an October 16 monthly and on-demand at "Rocks, trees, moss, st Paul, VA 24283 reception, when the 2014 three local sites by the pro- leaves, birds, bees. I feel at SINGLE COPY - 50c honorees- will be gram. The $120 GED home in the woods. It's in announced. The recipients Exam is given free of cost my nature. Stones become Classified Advexfising: mini- will each receive a cash to local adults who have furniture, the ground a mum eharge $6.00 for up to 20 award 0f $250 in recogni- passed the Official GED floor, friends and neigh-words, in advaace; 25 per wora tion of their success as Practice Test given by the after 20 words. DisplayAdv~t- adult learners who have Regional Adult Education bors are animals, and there isiag rates on application embraced lifelong learning. Program instructors and are no doors." A respected couple from met eligibility to show they Chuck Dean dedicates Periodicals publication the Hiltons community in Mary and H.L. Musick are test ready. Post lSSN: 767600 Scott County, Mary and H. L. Musick both worked local night school class toselves. The application for hard to raise their family of help him learn the math the award is online at required for his job. www.race2ged.org and four children. Mary was a much-loved secretary with The Musick children forms will be accepted the Scott County Publicnow recall that after meals until October 10. the family kitchen table Applications may also be Schools system, serving at both Hiltons Elementary was cleared of dishes and faxed to 276.386.2242 or and Gate City High School. became a study table for mailed to Regional Adult She grew up in Kingsport, two generations as H.L.Education, 1490 Bristol graduated from Dobyns- tackled eighth grade math Highway, Gate City, VA Bennett High School and lessons. His effort benefit- 24251. attended King College. H. ed the entire family, some- The two 2014 award Sl lll l I l lOC , TIN ===,,,,,.,,,,,=..,,,,,=,=,=,,,,,,.==.,,,=, L. grew up in Appalachia, thing Mary and the chil- recipients win be honoredBE PREPARED T BID AND BUY TNt$ BEAUTIFUL Virginia during the dren all recognized andOctober 16 at the GED Day Depression and left for honored him for. Open House reception at BUILT HOME[ work in the Norfolk- According to family the MECC Lee County TO HIGHESTBIDDER ABOVE $120 Newport News shipyards members, H. L. did not Center located in without graduating from complete any particular Pennington Gap. The 10 high school. They met asprogram or earn a high am ceremony will be co-workers at the Mead school equivalency, but he attended by several mem- plant in Kingsport when he passed his math test andbers of the Musick family, returned to the area follow- advanced at the Mead. Hemany of whom are now was able to get a job that college and public school ing WWII and were soon paid enough, with Mary'seducators, the award recip- married. By the early 50's, theearnings as a school secre- ients and the general pub- couple was raising a family tary, to enable all four chil- lic. dren to earn college For details on the Mary of three sons and one daughter on H. L.'s limited degrees. The family's and H. L. Musick Lifelong income from their gasoline respect for him as an adult Learning Award, contact service station, Musick's learner paid off. Amy Statzer at the Esso in Gate City. Mary The Mary and H. L. Regional Adult Education and H. L. made it under-Musick Lifelong LearningProgram by calling 877- Award has been funded byRACE 2 GED (877) 722- stood that all four were going to college, a decision the Musick family since 3243 or 386-2433 in Scott that meant that H. L. return 2012 in honor of their now County or emailing to the Mead for better pay deceased parents. Each fall astatzer@race2ged.org. than the family businessa $250 cash award is givenThe October 16 event GAINES DICKEN$ON AUCTIONEERS could offer. To land a high- to two adult learners with will also serve as the Open Rea 8mke s, inc. I1 01t / n0#l ftS, er paying job on the paper the funding. Candidates House for the new adult can be nominated by fami-education class site at the machine, he had to pass a ly, community members, MECC Lee County Center math test. H. L. became an teachers, friends or them- in Pennington Gap. The adult learner when joined a