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FOOTBALL September 21 Rye Cove at Castlewood " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, September 20, 2012 Saint Paul, Virginia • " i1 -- " " " - " I II ' l" : : " stu-entd s . 2± _. lilt Illl I I II I I "qlt , -Clm* % , ," ,4 '~ 5061ON "I 50c Vol. LIV, No. 38 ,. "-~.--s-.-Tr, J debt among olleges i i:77 .... ENJOYING A SUNNY DAY...Some of the Oxbow Lake Park resident ducks and The University of Virginia's gently to help students cover College at Wise is the top public their college expenses, looking national liberal arts colleges whose students graduate with a low debt load, according to the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report's annual college guide. The UVa-Wise Class of 2011 completed their degrees, with vale institutions that are be3/ond the reach of many Americans. only to borrow when all grant, UVa-Wise combines the person- scholarship, and work opport- alized, small college education unities are exhausted. Having of a private school with rea- access to a high quality acad- sonable public university tuition emic program, dedicated faculty and an impressive scholarship and staff, and first rate facilities endowment. That truly makes us at less than half the national the small liberal arts college that average indebtedness of college anyone can afford." less debt than students at any of. graduates speaks volumes about the nation's other public liberal arts Colleges and number three among the nation's liberal arts colleges when private colleges are included. UVa-Wise has consistently ranked among the top in this category, according to the annual college guide, which hit newsstands on September 18. Half of the UVa-Wise Class of 20! 1 graduated without debt. The average amount of debt for UVa-Wise graduates who used student loans is $10,180. "With the third lowest debt among all national liberal arts colleges and the lowest debt geese enjoyed• a swim on the lake during a sunny afternoon this week. among public national liberal Sell It! Program designed to improve sales colleges, graduates from UVa-Wise have the ability to the UVa-Wise experience." In comparison, the average debt load for students at Burlington College in Vermont is $55,240. Burlington is the liberal arts college with the largest average student debt. "With only 1600 full-time students, small classes, and at- tractive residential campus, and individualized attention, UVa- In the recent rankings, UVa- Wise continues to be listed among the nation's top public liberal arts colleges. The nation's 266 liberal arts colleges - most of which are private- emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa- Wise offers Virginia's only un- dergraduate degree in sdftware Wise is a very special instit- engineering, among more other ution," said Sanders Huguenin, degrees and professional pro- provost and vice president of ac- grams in the liberal arts tradition ademic affairs. "Actually, there of Thomas Jefferson. are a lot of schools in America For more information, con- like UVa-Wise. Unfortunately, tact College Relations at 276- the vast majority are pricey pri- 376-1027. provide for themselves and the skills designed with artisans, gallery owners community upongraduationin, SPES Fall Festival stead of providing for their stu- • pl and retail shop em oyees in mind dent loan," said Sim Ewing, vice The St. Paul Elementary bingo and food. Everyone is chancellor for finance and ad- School Fall Festival will be held invited to attend this community 'Round the Mountain: South- four phases of a sale, using the Commission for the Arts, the ministration "The efforts of the October 13 from 11 am until 2 event. Admission will be $1.00. west Virginia's Artisan Network senses, body language, what National Endowment for thecollege to "control costs while pm. The Festival will consist of With every paid admission you and Virginia Highlands Corn- customers want, catch phrases Arts, the Appalachian Regional providing an a ressive student outdoor activities, games, in- will be entered into a drawing munity College (VHCC) Small and one liners, dealing with Commission and the Virginia aid package is' clearly demon- eluding a hayride, cake walk, for either a girls or boys bicycle. Business Development Center complaints andmuchmore. Tobacco Indemnification and strated in the average student (SBDC) invite the public to • This workshop will feature a Community Revitalization Com- debt decreasing by 31.2 percent 1 ° • • attend a three-hour presentation recorded audio presentation by mission. Rusty Necessa , Vice chan llncn K1ver lracle fair incorporating Bruce Baker's Sell Bruce Baker, a contributing 'Round the Mountain's in 2011 over 2010" Itt. program, editor to The Crafts Report and mission is to promote sus- • ry - cellor for enrollment manage- The first Clinch River Trade There is no entry fee. Please call The event takes place at faculty member of the Arts tainable economic development ment, said the ranking Showsa Fair is planned for Saturday, Jackie Marshall at (276) 762 VHCC from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 Business Institute. Mrl Baker of the region's communities by deep commitment by scholarship October 13 at theA.R. Matthews 7245 to reserve a spot for this. p.m., on Tuesday, October 16. created the Sell It! program, assisting local artisans with donors and others at UVa-Wise. Park in St. Paul beginning at exciting new event. The monthly The presentation is free but Each section of• the audio marketing, educational, and "At UVa Wise, we are al pre-registration is required, presentation will be followed by entrepreneurial opportunities. " - 1:00 pm. Vendors are needed to Pickin in the Park with the jam ways concerned about afford To register, please email a roundtable discussion by The 'Round the Mountain atmlty, ......... r ecessary sale. " 'uur" buy, sell. or trade antiques,, session musicians will begin at educationcoordinator roundthe attendees and 'Round the Mou- service area includes Bland, ci or call-276-492- ntainfacilitators. Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, finan_al-aid-temw-works dill callecttbles and craftitems.6:00 pm. 2403. The program is made Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, " rE" ld " Designed for artisans, gallery possibte through support from a Lee, Montgomery, Patrick,Chnch Rive lttle League he s electron owners, and retail shop em- VHCC Small Business Devel- Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, ployees, Sell It! focuses on sales opment Center Jobs Act Pro- Tazewell, Washington, Wise and On Saturday, September 16 election for 2014 Board of were: Patty Campbell, Jeff and customer service skills, gram grant. 'Round the Mou- Wythe counties, and the cities of the Clinch River Little League Directors. They also dropped the Cook, John Fleming, Lori held its annual business meeting. $1.00 membership fee. Further- Gilbert, Allen Gregory, Karen At the meeting the members more, they changed the constit- Hall, Ken Holbrook, Shy elected the ;20 member board of ution to read that 25% of the Kennedy, Crystal Kilgore, Be directors, membership would constitute a Lee, Eddie Neff, Jerry Phillips, The members present also quorum at the annual business Chris Phillips, Be Phillips, voted to change the constitution meeting. Darryl PuckeR, Bob Salyers, Jeff so that there would be no The members elected to Slemp, Johnny Snipes, Kevin absentee voting in the next Board of Directors on Saturday, Salyers and Phil Statzer. Prostitution in St. Paul, Part I Topics featured include the two ntain's education program is also Bristol, Galax, Norton and most important sales words, the supported by the Virginia Radford. Illll AA-Sundays and Tuesdays~'Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Bored 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Stone Gap,' 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. Church• Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- is available to the public in the FOOD BANK-First Baptist Trinity United Methodist Church. wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 library of each school and in each Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, am Wednesdays at the Castlewood county public library, Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am Clintwood UnitedMethodist Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is ,,,Copies of the Russell County at the church.- Donations are Church. invited. School Board Policy Manual have welcomed. All in need of food are COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- The Dante Senior Citizens meet been placed in the office and the welcome. ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm each Monday and Tuesday at 10 library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER-The school cafeteria, am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County Public Library.... West Dante Community Center ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Russell County residents 60 or SUPPORT GROUP-Women meets at 7 pm first Mondays• For Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town older are invited, survivors of sexual assault are more information please call 495- Hall. RUSSELL CO LIBRARY-Hotu's invited to attend Clinch Valley 8473. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- at the Russell County Public Communication Action, CLOTHES CLOSET-The Worn- ' Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu 9am- Inc./Family Crisis Services" sup- en On Mission group at First CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The 7pm, W/F 9am-5:30pm, Th 9am- port group meeting with victims of Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Castlewood Water & Sewage 8pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 2-5pro. similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Authority Board of Directors, 6 MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours am-12 noon. For information call Tuesdays. Anyone who needs pm second Mondays• at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Rande Hackler, 276-988-5583 or clothing is welcome• ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- Library, St. Paul, are 9am-5pm RanettaDavis, 276-889-8206. FREE HIV TESTING-Health First Tuesday, l pm, Appalachian Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat FREE ADULT ED-Free adultDepartments in the Lenowis¢o Agency for Senior Citizens office, urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- education classes are available in Health District offer free confid- Claypool Hill• l~ree, days and Thursdays. See Library Lee, Scott and Wise counties and ential HIV testing throughout the NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- for special program schedules, the City of Norton. Daytime and year. For information, call Wise Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm DICKENSON-BUNDY-The evening classes for adults who County318-8000; Lee Co. Health Presbyterian Church, Norton. Dickenson-Bundy Log House is want to improve their basic skills. Dept• 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231- open weekly Thursdays through Instructors also assist adults with Health Dept. 276-386-1312. Stated meetings will be held the Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 job-related skills including re- FREE GED CLASSES-Free third Saturday of each month. The pro. sume, writing and interviewing. GED classes are offered at the School of Instruction will be held SOCIAL SECURITY-The WiseFor details, call 1-800-42.2-3433 or Oxbow Family Investment Center, on fourth Thursdays at 7. Social Security Office is open 276-386-2433. St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Thursdays, 7:30 pro, Stated Corn- Phone numbers are 1-800-772- palachian,Agency for Senior Citi- GlennaMcReynoldsis the teacher. munication; First Thursday, 7 pm 1213 or 276-679-7633. zens provides disability transport- Call 1-800-422-3433. School oflnstruction. LIBRARY FRIENDS-Friends of ation services in Buchanan, GED ONLINE-The Regional VFW POST #8652, DAV' the J. Fred Mattbews Memorial Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Adult Education Program is CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 Library, St. Paul meet at the counties to individuals with offering free GED Classes online. pro, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. Library on first Thursdays at 4 pro. disabilities, regardless of.age. Call This service is for qualifying and NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 1-888-656-2272. adult learners, with or without 9:30 to 12. St: Therese's Neigh- 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new GENEALOGY GROUP-The their own home computers, in Lee, bors Aid Building, new & used members. If you served overseas Russell County Genealogy Group Scott and Wise counties and the clothing for sale. " during any war, write VFW Post meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, City of Norton. For more CO. BOARD OF 9864, PO. Box 1419, Lebanon, Russell County Public Library, information, call GED Online Monday, 6 VA 24266 and send name, address. Lebanon. The Group purpose is Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- ~m, Lebanon. and phonemnnber. Transfers "to learn, to share and to 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- CLtNCHFIELO LODGE #256- welcomed, perpetuate family history." Call 2433). Stated Communication, Ist Satur- HEALTH SERVICES-The WiseWilliam T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 GED TESTING-GED Testing is days, 7:30; School of Instruction Cotmty Health Department, Wise, or, available Monday through third Thursdays, 7 pm is open from 8am-8pm first JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Thursday and on Saturdays at the RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Thursdays. Clinics will be offered Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mem- Wise Co. Alternative Education County Mental Health Center in family plafining, pediatrics, orial Library and help promote the Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 conducts a recovery group for sub- ' school and adult physicals, WIC, improvement of facilities and for information concerning GED stance abusers and families Paps and immunizations. Ap- services of the library. Send name, testing. at 10 am Call 276-679- pointments are necessary for all address and phone number, with a IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In 0810~ but immunizations. For an $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Control, a free diabetes program, ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil-appointment, call 762-328-8000. Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, FACILITIES AVAILABLE-TheBox 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. 5-6 pm 2~Mondays. pro, First Baptist Church, Tacoma Community Center is Make checks payable to Friends of DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Call 762-0016, 276-395- available for reunions, birthdays the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3~a 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 Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are clients and answer questions at the combined in early December) at Coebum VFW Post from 9am- the Riverside Diner at 6 pro. 588 or 276-679-7371. and showers. All proceeds Library. .ITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinchrehabilitate the Tacoma School as EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley fiver Little League Board meet at a Community Center. For infer- Chapter #152, Order of Eastern pm third Sundays at the UMWA mation, call 395-6398. Star; meets each fourth Tuesday, in Castlewood. All t00"rn BIRTHDAY-Appalachian except for March and December, interested persons are invited to Agency for Senior Citizans when the meetings are on the attend recognizes persons in Russell, second Tuesday. All meetings are H.O.P.E. HOUSE-H.O,P.E. Hou- Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- at 7:30 p.m. provides emergency shelter for well counties who are 100 years VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dicken- victims of domestic violence in old or eider• Call Dana Collins, 1- son County-Oscar Sileox helps file Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Lee, 800-656-2272, to'advise AASC of veterans' claims. For appointment, Scott and Buchanan counties and any upcoming 100th birthday, call 276-835-8847 nights. the City of Norton. Volunteers SCHOOL POLICIES Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 by Jerry Couch If you think prostitution has ceased to exist in St. Paul, think again. It's still here. It has al- ways been here and will always be here unless the town dries up and blows away. Let's begin by defining prostitution: "Prostitution is the act of engaging in sexual inter- course or performing other sex acts in exchange for money, or of offering another person for such purposes." To satisfy the purists among us, we will say the act of prostitution involves a man and a woman. You can show your support for this defin- ition by buying and drinking a bottle of the cheapest wine you can find; preferably one with a fortified alcohol content of no less than 20%. Moral judgments aside, from a law-enforcement standpoint prostitution is considered a gate- way crime. This is because it can lead to other, more serious crimes such as robbery, rape, assault, blackmail, and even murder. And if you think pro- stitution is mostly about women, think again. Years ago I did vol- unteer work for a public health organization in Newport News. Among the organization's cli- ents were several prostitutes who were recovering drug ad- dicts. The director of the pro- gram told me that, statistically, each prostitute needed a mini- mum of four clients each day in order to support a drug habit plus have some money left over to obtain the barest necessities of life. Consider those numbers and what they signify. But...back to St. Paul where the first segment of today's sordid tale comes from the recordsof a divorce case which took place around 1920. At that time getting a divorce wasn't as simple as it is nowadays. If your husband loudly slurped his coffee at the breakfast table every morning and it drove you up the wall, your choices were pretty limited. You could either stay married to him or kill him. Some folks chose the latter. But I digress. The most common grounds for divorce in 1920 were adultery or desertion. In this particular case the wife was the plaintiff. Her attorney had summoned witnesses to give testimony proving her husband's adultery. Two witnesses offered the following descriptions of a Clandestine tryst they both observed. Here's what the first witness had to say: Question." What do you know about G .... committing adultery with one M---, a girl that lived at Flowers Restaurant in St. Paul, Virginia? Answer." Along about the Fourth of July in the evening I saw this M--- going down through the bottom to the river bank in the corn and bushes and in a little while 1 saw G--- go on down there to the same place. G--- waited at the restaurant until M- -- got across the bottom under the river bank and then he left and went to her. I live next to the restaurant. In about .fifteen or twenty minutes this M--- came on back and G--- went on down the river. The trees and bushes are thick at this place and it was out of sight of everyone. Question: What was this M---'s reputation for a virtuous woman. Answer: It was bad. She was considered a whore. Then the other witness gave testimony concerning the same event: Question." What do you know about G--- committing adultery with one M---, a girl that stayed at Flower's Restaurant in St. Paul, Virginia? Answer: I saw this M--- one day it was about the last Fourth of July coming from the store going towards Flowers Restaurant. She had on a pair of new shoes and I asked her where she got them and she said G--- gave' them to her and that he had just spent about $9 on her. She goes on to the restaurant and G--- goes on down to the restaurant. This restaurant is on the river bottom. In a little while they went on down to the river .and went down under the bank of the river out of sight. The bottom is in corn and the bushes and trees hid them from everybody. 1 don't" know how long they were there in thai place. Question:What sort of girl is this M--? .Answer: She was said to" be a bad girl. Question. What is G--'s reput- ation for running after women of loose morals and bad reputa- tion? Answer." I have heard that he was bad after the women. Question." Where did G-- see this M-" that morning to give her the money to get the shoes and things? Answer." There at the restaur- ant. Question: She made him pay her before she would go down under the river bank with him? Answer: I reckon so, for I know she got the stuff before she went down there with him. Folks, just in case you're wondering, the going rate in 1920 was $2, not $9 dollars. If this was television instead of print media, at this point we'd segue into Peggy Lee's old song, "Hey Big Spender." i