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576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 Vol. LVIII, No. 40 "' 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, October 6, 2016 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS 50 cents 99 Thursday, September 29, the St. Paul Planning Commission, in a meeting open to the public, voted twice to reject zoning changes in a proposal made by Bobby and Bernice Hill concerning the proposed quarry on the Hill's property on Bull Run Road. In the matter of the application filed by the Hills to amend St. Paul's Zoning Ordinance (Article III, I-1) Heavy Industrial District to specifically include mineral extraction and processing, surface and underground mining and the extraction and removal of those raw materials, Chairman Bill Wallace asked for a motion to approve the change but there was none forthcoming. He then asked for a motion to reject said changes. Bob Harrison made the motion and Teresa Vencil seconded the motion, The commission then voted 6-0, with one abstaining to reject the proposal. In a second vote concering the rezoning of property owned by the Hills on Bull Run Road, the commission was asked for a motion to approve the rezoning but none was made. When asked for a motion to reject the proposal, Mr. Harrison again made the motion and Mrs. Vencil seconded. The vote was again 6-0 with one abstaining. This action will move on to the St. Paul Town Council for approval or rejection. A public hearing by the Council will be held later this year. Darryl Worley to serve as Santa Train celebrity guest November 19 Country music star Darryl Worley will be the celebrity guest on the Santa Train when it makes its 74th journey, on Saturday, Nov. 19, He will accompa- ny Santa and event spon- sors CSX, Dignity U Wear, Food City and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce on the 110-mile trek. "I'm honored to accom- pany the Santa Train as the celebrity guest this year," Worley said. "The opportu- nity to give back and to be a part of a 74-year-old hol- iday tradition is one that I couldn't pass up, and I look forward to being a part of it." Worley, who has three No. 1 singles on the Billboard U.S. country chart during his career, has been on the country music scene since 2000. Worley has released six albums during his career and as well as 18 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. 2017 is a big year for Worley, as the singer is planning to release his first-ever gospel album. "We are thrilled to have Darryl Worley join us on this year's Santa Train," said Tori Kaplan, assistant vice president, corporate social responsibility, CSX. "The support we receive each year from celebrity guests is humbling, and we know Darryl will add to the holiday spirit of the Santa Darryl Worley Train." The Santa Train makes 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and delivers toys, food and winter clothing to hundreds of children and families along the way. Fans can use the hashtag #santa- train16 to follow the train online and engage in the Santa Train conversation on social media. Clinchfield's men at the top, Thursday, September 29 the St. Paul Planning Commission voted twice to reject zoning changes in a proposal made by Bobby and Bernice Hill concerning the proposed quarry on the Hill's property on Bull Run Road. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stdne Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth Mondays, 6 pm, St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL-Third Mondays, 6 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT-First Tuesday, 1 pm, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 pm Presbyterian Church, Norton. 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 pm, Stated Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, VFW, Riverview, Coeburn. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication, 1 st lil[l![l!l[Jl[l!!l!!t!llll / Thursdays, 7:30; Tuesday; Closed School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed. GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. County Mental HealthD I C K E N S O N - Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and Call 276-679-0810. Saturday 10 to 4 and ACOA MEETING- Sundays 1 to 3. Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- Alcoholics meet TY, The Wise Social Mondays, 7 pm, First Security Office is open Baptist Church, Mondays-Fridays from Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. LITTLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends of League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library League Field. All inter- on first Thursdays at 4 ested persons are invit- pm. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- H.O.P.E..HOUSE- VFW Post 9864, H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcgmes vides emergency shel- new members. If you ter for victims of served overseas during domestic violence in any war, write VFW Wise, Russell,Post 9864, P.O. Box Dickenson, Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, and the City of Norton. address and phone Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- training available. Call corned. 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise ZENS-The Castle-County Health wood Senior CitizensDepartment, Wise, is meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- invited, ning, pediatrics, school The Dante Senior and adult physicals, Citizens meet each WIC, Paps and immu- Monday and Tuesday at n i z a t i o n s . 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- Department. Russell essary for all but immu- County residents 60 or nizations. For" an older are invited, appointment, call 762- RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E S Russell County Public AVAILABLE-The Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Tue &Thur 10am-8pm; Center is available for Wed & Fri 10am- reunions, birthdays and 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. showers. Closed Sun & Mon. All proceeds reha- M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- Memorial Library, St. don, call 395-6398. Paul, are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Tazewell counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1-800-656- 2272, to advise AASC of any upcoming 100th birthday. SUPPORT GROUP-Women sur- vivors of sexual assault are invited to attend Clinch Valley Communication Action, Inc./Family Crisis Services' sup- port group meeting with victinas 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 resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senio Citizens pro- vides disability trans- portation services in Buchanan, Dickenson, 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. Group purpose is "to leam, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 1961 by Jerry Couch To date, no other com- pany has had the same impact upon our comer of Southwest Virginia as the Clinchfield Coal Corporation. Its social and political effects in Russell, Wise, and Dickenson coun- ties were incalculable and this influence would con- tinue for nearly a century. The following is a press release from Clinchfield Coal Corporation announc- ing some important changes to its management structure: Effective September 6, 1961:, Mr. J. E Routh, President and Chairman of the Board of The Pittston Company of New York City, N. Y. announced the election of C. Kyle Tieche as President of Clinchfield Coal Company. R.H. Hughes was elected Chairman of the Board of Clinchfield imd O. Neil Hall was elected Vice- Presiden~ of the Clinchfield Coal Company. C. KYLE TIECHE succeeds Mr. R. H. Hughes, who has been elected Chairman of the Board of Clinchfield Coal Co., with offices in New York City. Mr. Tieche is a native of Coeburn, Virginia. He attended the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1932 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.' He began work with the Virginia Iron and Coal Company in 1933 in the engineering department, transferring to the produc- tion department in 1935. After successive jobs as assistant foreman and gen- eral foreman, he was assigned to the company's Lee County Division as superintendent of the Monarch and Imperial Mines. In 1942 he became general manager of Benedict Coal Corporation, remaining in this position until 1943 when he entered the U. S. Navy. After serving three years in the Caribbean and Pacific areas as a lieu- tenant, he returned to Virginia and joined the Banner Fuel Corporation as general manager. In 1947, Mr. Tieche became associated with Clinchfield Coal Corporation as its produc- tion manager. He became Divisional Superintendent of Moss and Meade opera- tions in 1948 and General Superintendent of Virginia Mines in 1951. In December of 1952, he was elected Vice-President in charge of Operations, con- tinuing in this capacity until being elected as pres- ident of Clinchfield. ROBERT H. HUGH- ES, who has been president of Clinchfield Coal Corporation since December 31, 1952, was elected as Chairman of the Board of Clinchfield Coal Co. with offices in New York City. Mr. Hughes was born on January 2, 1911 in Spartanburg, S. C. After attending public schools, he was graduated from Clemson, the A&M Collect of South Carolina in 1932 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. In 1935, after having spent three years as a mechanical engineer with a textile company he joined Clinchfield's sales organi- zation as a fuel engineer. In 1940 he left the fuel company to become chief engineer of Clinchfield Coal Corporation at Dante, Va. and continued in this capacity, except for mili- tary service in World War I1, until 1947, at which time he was promoted to chief engineer. In November of 1951 Mr. Hughes was made vice- president in charge of the operations and corporation. Mr. Hughes continued as vice-president of Clinchfield Coal Corporation until December 28, when it was merged with The Pittston Company. At this time he became vice-president of The Pittston Company in charge of coal operations and president of Clinchfield Coal Company, a division of The Pittston Company. Mr. Hughes spent four years in the armed services during World War II, three of which were spent in the European Theatre of Operations, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Army Signal Corps Reserve. He is a director of The Pittston Company, Bituminous Coal Operators Association, Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., Virginia Manufacturers Association. He is a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Virginia Economy and he was a member of the American team of coal experts to Poland in July, 1957. He was awarded the Richards Memorial Award in 1954 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of the General See Clinchfield, Page 3