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FOOTBALL September 2 7 Cast!ewood at Rye Cove Vol. LV, No. 39 Clinch Valley Times - ---L /N.,. " s;,:: " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " ,.,-.__....:._.S_,:q.q:= .,./:q.,._L: Thursday, September 26, 2013 SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT...The lagoon at the sewage treatment plant 1 has been cleaned and Merrell Brothers removed 996 tons of sludge. The new  plant will be built over part of this lagoon and will be constructed and have the equipment where sludge can be removed monthly and transported to the landfill. "Big Stone Gap" to be filmed in Virginia Best-selling Virginia author have a positive impact on travel documentary writer/producer of Adriana Trigiani will be re- turning to her hometown of Big Stone Gap to shoot the film version of her novel of the same name. Originally written as a screenplay, Trigiani turned the script into a book that was the beginning of her successful career as a novelist. Filming is scheduled for this fall. Governor McDonnell re- marked, "The novel Big Stone Gap is Adriana Trigiani's heart- warming tribute to her early life in Southwest Virginia. We are proud of her continuing success as a writer and are thrilled that her uplifting tribute to her hometown will be brought to life on the screen." Adriana Trigiani commented, "Big Stone Gap and its won- derful residents will always hold a special place in my heart. I am del!g.hted that I will be able to revisit my home in the moun- tains of Southwest Virginia to shoot th film version of, my novtI." Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds noted, "We have been working with Adriana for many years on this film project and couldn't be happier that it will be made in Virginia. Films and tourism. Having a film by a .popular author like Adriana that IS shot in the exact place depicted in the book is the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the beauty of South- west Virginia." Big Stone Gap Town Mana- ger Pat Murphy stated, "The emire community is thrilled to be a part of this exciting opport- unity and we all look forward to supporting the production in every .way we can." Big Stone Gap tells the story of Ave Maria Mulligan, the town's self-proclaimed spinster. She's a thirty-five year old pharmacist who lives a reason- ably content life until she dis- covers that she's not who she always thought she was. The novel is filled with an array eL eccentric and lovable characters, and a large dose of small-town wisdom. Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Sone Gap, .part of a large Italian American family that has inspired many of her books including Cooking With My Sisters, a cookbook and family history. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City where she was a TV and shows that included The Cosby Show and A Different World Her novels, known for their warmth, humor and wisdom, are often found on best-seller lists and have become favorites of book clubs worldwide. She currently lives in New York with her husband Tim Stephenson the Emmy award-winning lighting designer for the Late Show with David Letterman. They have one daughter, Lucia. Big Stone Gap is eligible for film incentives up to a total of $600000 based on the amount of money the production com- pany spends in the Common- wealth, and a $300,000 grant fropa . Virginia. 's Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. The film industry in Virginia plays a significant role in the state's eco- nomy. In 2011, total economic impact of the film and television industry in Virginia was $394.4 million, a 14.5 percdat increase over 2010. In addition, 3,817 jobs were attributed to the film industry in 2011, up from 2,651 jobs in 2010. For more informa- tion about Virginia's film indust- ry, visit the Virginia Film Office website at AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big .needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board 3:30 pm third Thursdays except Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which June. Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pro, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENT- ARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pro, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 pro, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHE1MER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 pro, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, N&ton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE;#231- Stated meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month. The School of Instruction will be held on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Second Thursdays, 7:30 pro, Stated Com- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pro, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- bors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 pm RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Center conducts a recovery group for sub- stance abusers and families Fridays at 10 am Call 276-679- 0810. ACOA MEETING-Adult Chil- dren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Coeburn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE-The Clinch River Little League Board meet at 4 pm third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. H.O,P,E, HOUSE-H.O.P.E. Hou- se provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wise, Russell, Dickenaon, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteem , III[II!I!INJlII!!I[I!I!I!. SENIOR CITIZENS-The Castle- wood Senior Citizens meet at 10 am Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am at the Dante Fire Department. Russell County residents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO. LIBRARY- Hours at the Russell County Public Library. Lebanon, are M/Tu/W/F 10am-5:30pm; Th 10am-8pm; Sa 10am-2pm. Sunday Closed. MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 8:30am-5pm Mondays and Fridays; and 1 lam- 7:30pro Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wed. 9:30am-6pm and Sat lpm- 5pm. Sunday Closed. DICKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 pm. SOCIAL SECURITY-The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9am-4pm. 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 first Thursdays at 4 pro. VFW POST 9864-VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, welcomes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, V, 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-Spm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family planning, padhatrict, school and adult physicals, W1C, Paps aad immunizations. Ap- pointments are  for all but immanizttious. Foe aa appointment, earl 762-328-11000. FACILITIES AVAILABLg-The Tamm Commtmity Ceater b available for retmiom, binla!tyl and showm. Atl Wucee rehabilitate the Tamma Sdmol as a Commaiff C4m, For iafor- matim, call 39J-6DII. 100 TM IIIRTHIDAy./Wlmdd mmpizw  in bmdl, DidumoL Dudmu ud Ta- wdl mim who we IO0 yn old or old. Call Dim Coll/l I - 100-656-22"/2, to advim  of my leea. SCHOOL POLIIm 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-Woman survivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, 10:30 am-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 and the City of Norton. Daytime and evening classes for adults who want to improve their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-related skills including re- sume, writing and interviewing. For details, call t-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zens provides disability, transport- ation services . in Buchanan, Diekenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP-The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 pm first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. The Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Mere- offal Library and help promote the improvement of facilities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership girl, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make cbed payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Litnry. EASTERN rAR-Clineh Valley #152, Order of Eastern .lar, xwets uch fourth Tuesday. for March and Denembar, the namiti are on the Ilmoad TmaMIIxy. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VlgllgRANS' CLAIMS.Die, ken- lea Cmutty-Oar Sile, ox helps file FOOD BANK-Firsl  Baptfit Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tuesday from 9-11 am at the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of fond are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495- 8473 CLOTHES CLOSET-The Wom- en On Mission group at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 am Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health Dishict offer free confid- ential HIV testing throughout the year. For inforhtation, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center St. Paul, Mondays and Wed- nesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Nohon. For "more information, call GED Online Coordinator Merci Gore. 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS-In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul 5-6 pm 2  Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3  Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pro. 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 ere welcome - admission is free. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book lora' tinm. For appointment, Discussion Group One of the J. all 276413541147 nillhts. Fred Matthews Memorial Library A Dept. of Vetenms meets fourth Thursdays (except mva will uaist November and December are limes aad  quutious at the combined in early December) at VFW Pma from 9am- the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 IDA meeting held In its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 23, Chairman Bob Harrison reported that the guttering for the old Willis Building had not been completed. He has not received a response from the construction company as to when it will be finished. Harrison also reported  that he, Kitty Barker, Debbie Baca and Councilman Monty Salyer have been working on setting up a Tourism Zone Development Plan for the Town of St. Paul. When that zone is adopted by ordinance, certain businesses coming into that area will be Deco mesh witch wreath workshop Get your home prepared for trick-or-treaters with the spooky Deco Mesh Witch Wreath workshop set for Thursday, September 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon. Instructor Lelia Fugate will able to receive incentives to come into the zone and the town. The board voted to retain CPA Larry Sturgill to do the IDA audit. The board also voted to spend $2,500 toward the upkeep of the Sugar Hill Loop Trail and also to pay the remainder of this year's balance which is $1,000. The board asked Harrison to speak with Mountain Heritage officials about developing a regular maintenance schedule for the trail. Harrison also announced that a Fisher ATV film crew would be in St. Paul on October 11 and 12 to do more filming of ih Mountain View Trail section c Spearhead Trails. Harriso added that Councilman Gre Bailey would be hosting a dinn at his home on Friday night fc the film crew, Town Counc members and IDA member, Harrison asked the board t approve an expenditure of $33 to help pay for the meal for the group of about 40 people, Th board voted to do so. After a closed session' tq discuss contracts in which nq open action was taken, th, meeting adjourned. Little League Board elected At its annual meeting on Sunday, September 15, the membership of Clinch River Little League elected its directors for the year. The Little League's year runs from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. Those elected were: Jerry Phillips, Bob Salyers, Gerald Smith, Brian Summers, Kevin Sutherland, Allen Gregory, Larry Hicks, Ken Holbrook, Jay Jessee, Wendy Jones and Be Lee. In other business, the board heard the president's report, a year end financial report. They also adopted the constitution for a year and voted to make the Board of Directors an 11 member board instead of 20 as it had been for several years. teach participants to use the High popular deco mesh ribbon to Eastside School craft this wreath. Deco mesh can class cookbooks for sale be used for many crafting projects and home. drcor. Participants can use the skills learned in this class for other deco mesh projects: Each participant will create a wreath to take home to display for Halloween. The cost of the class is $45 which includes all materials to make the wreath. Pro- registration, is required and enrollment is limited. For more information or to register, contact 276-889-8180 or visit After weeks of collecting recipes from friends and family, the Eastside High School senior class will be selling their personalized cookbook through the month of September, with all profits going to the senior class trip to Orlando. The beautiful spiral bound cookbook will feature recipes from local residents in seven sections. Each recipe will feature the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of Charles Gordon, Author by Jerry Couch she could rise, Corot had caught Continued from last week her again. Her lustrous black hair, A CANINE CRIMINAL which she had done up By Charles Gordon hurriedly, had become loosened and fell about her shoulders, impeding her not a little, and she was panting as she fought still, nevertheless with desperation bolstering her strength. It would never do to surrender - she felt that she would rather die than do that, visioning the consequences when she should no longer be able to protect herself. But slowly Corot's superior stamina was overcoming her, and suddenly she relaxed in his clasp, gasping and her head falling to one side in utter exhaustion. But she had strength left to utter a shrill, echoing scream, and this seemed to awaken a power that was like the wrath of a deity. Charles Penvir Gordon Dawn had been watching the She realized what had unequal fight with canine interest heightened because the happened - Corot had taken a shortcut and cut her off. She, girl who shared his devotion, the released her desperate grip on daughter of his mater, to whom Dawn's collar, throwing tp the he was eternally indebted, was rifle. But before she could fire, Corot had sprung on her and wrested the gun from her hands, hurling it far into a snowdrift, where it was buried. He grasped Easter roughly in his arms, holding her while he regained his breath, and suddenly a desperate strength took the place of the dreadful weakness that had assailed her at his sudden appearance and she began fighting like an infuriated in peril and there was no one save himself to defend her. And as she screamed, the dog shot like a stone from a catapult and his teeth fastened in one of Corot's legs, clamping like a vise. With a howl of rage and pain Corot released the girl, who staggered weakly against a tree, and tried to tear the dog from his leg, where it stuck as if glued there. All the time Corot was senio their friends and local residents, The books will be sold "b) members of the senior class who are going on the trip. Advance copies may be purchased until September 30 for $10. Extra copies will be limited, but ma2 be purchased for $12 when the) arrive. Reserve your copy toda) by calling 276.395.3389 or e- mailing owers@wise.k For more information c0ntacl EHS Senior Sponsor at PO Bo 2036, Coeburn, VA 24230. as a gurgle as his hands tore madly at the animal with its fangs fastened deeply in his throat. Dawn had leaped unerringly in spite of the change in Corot's position and in his canine mind there was but one thought now - to exterminate his enemy. For a moment she watched the two writhing on the ground, then with a shudder Easter covered her eyes with her hands. She seemed unable to turn her head. She made no attempt to call Dawn. It would have been useless, ahyway. He was obeying a stronger command than the voice of any master could be and in a few minutes Corot was lying very still on the snow and Dawn was standing over his lifeless enemy, waiting for sign of life or resistance. When it was certain that his enemy had been dispatched, he came to Easter as if asking for approval of the deed. The reaction of the events of the last few minutes had left Easter weak and on the verge of hysteria, foreign to her though this latter was. But she was saved from doing anything by the arrival of her father on the scene. He explained that the had' been but a little distance away when he heard the shot, and had come hurrying. Easter tried to tell him of what had happened, but he saw without this. His thoughts were chaotic, unsettled, as they left the scene and hurried 0n with Dawn following, and the tigress, clawing and kicking and trying to bite. Dawn was circling about the two as if waiting for an opening to attack while-he growled and the fur on his back rose stiffly. Corot breathed vile oaths as Easter's nails and teeth scratched and bit him with the cursing and imploring Easter to dark form help him the girl who a snow. moment before he had been so evilly eager to get in his power. But Easter remained out of the struggle now, merely looking on as if fascinated as Corot finally succeeded in tearing the dog away and lifting him in his. big lying silent in the Macklin did not know how to handle the Situation which confronted him. But matters were relieved a little by the coming of a snowstorm which lasted several days, turning into a blizzard, and whenthe snow savage fury of a forest mother hands flung him ten feet away, fighting for its young and her while he snatched a revolver moccasined feet beat a tattoo on from its holster at his hip. his shins, this doing very little Easter screamed then again damage. He sought to imprison and flung herself at him. Their the lithe body in his arms, but bodies met as a shot rang out, this seemed impossible. Easter and as Dawn was leaping at his writhed and pummeled him with enemy. For this cause the bullet quite hard little fists, tore the went wild, and as Easter skin of his face with her sharp recovered her equilibrium, nails and once succeeded in staggering back, she saw Dawn freeing herself only to slip on a flY at Corot's throat, and the treacherous scale of ice and fall man and dog went down as she leaped away; and before together, Corot's scream ending had ceased to fall the covering of white was a blanket that hid the gruesome bundle from which they had hurried away. But this would not keep it hidden for always, arid though there had been no one to witness the deed save Easter, it was not possible to foi'esee by what accident the dread guardians of the law might discover who had killed Corot. What would happen when they did? To be continued next week.