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FOOTBALL FRIDAY 7:30 P.M. Appalachia at St. Paul Haysi at Castlewood Vol. LI, No. 41 O Ill llllllllll._ I I Illll IIII I I " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " ' Thursday, October 8, 2009 Saint Paul, Virginia I" "T ..... T"nnhi 1 IIIlU I I " 50c studies d vel ment THE-GOLDEN SPIKE...The Golden Spike Award, victory over the Castlewood Blue Devils at B. C. given each year by TruPoint Bank to the winner of the White Field in Castlewood on Friday, October 2. The St. Paul-Castlewood football game, went this year to Deacons are pictured after the bank's Royce Owens the St. Paul Deacons_in recognition of their 42-12 and Shelia Salyer presented the coveted award. Establishing a sustainableother sites in Southwest Virgi- biomass energy crop is at the nia. As a result, plots were es- forefront of agriculture and Ha- tablished in 2004 on various tural resources research across treatments of native hardwood the nation. The Powell River species, white pines, and hybrid Project Research and Education poplars on the Powell River Center serves the people of far Project Research and Education Southwest Virginia and is offer- Center by Dr. Jim Burger and ing an opportunity for interested Dr. Carl Zipper at Virginia locals to view bioenergy and Tech. These plots will help de- biomaterial crop research at the termine the productivity of the "Growing Hybrid Poplars for hybrid poplars in contrast tothe Bioenergy and Biomaterials" native species and what site pre- Symposium. Powell River Pro- paration is required to create the ject and Education Center in maximum potential on re-- Wise County, in conjunction claimed mine land. However, with Virginia Tech, is working this piece of research does "not to develop a perennial cellulosic complete the story of hybrid energy crop for Southwest Vir- poplars in Southwest Virginia. ginia. Poplars (genus Populus) Hybrid poplar has yet to be biped . and their hybrids are the fastest and selected for growth in the growing trees within the tern- climate of our mountains and perate climate zone. As a result, the site conditions of mined researchers view it as the pre- lands. As a result, a breeding mier woody perennial candidate trial was developed and put in for bioenergy feedstock, These place in May of this year by Dr. i poplars are not the tulip or yel- Amy Brunner, Dr. John Mun- low poplars that many of us sell, Dr. Harold Burkhart, and enjoy seeing in the fall with Jennifer Gagnon at Virginia yellow leaves upon the moun- Tech, working with Powell Ri- tains. They are, in fact, a west= ver Project personnel. This trial .......... The I] ern species related to cotton- will allow researchers to sel ect ign th Lib aspens produced by the best varieties of hybrid Des e rary Logo! Russe St. Paul PACE and traditional plant-breeding tech- poplars for this area and to The St. Paul High School niques, monitor their growth over time. County Public Library to celebrate 50 years PACE team lost its match at St. ' Hybrid poplars have the po- This research will hopefully ...... Paul Monday to perennial foe J, tential to produce between four lead to a productive bioenergy The Russell County Public up to the des/gner! You may with each design;The inning J. Kelly 186-160. Kellycan now and 10 dry tons of wood per industry in far Southwest Vir- Library is holding a competition contact the library for more design oecomes me property boast a 4-0 record, while St. acre per year, compared to one ginia. to design a logo for the library information on the history and the library and its sole use is Paul falls to 2-2. ton per acre per year fromThe Powell River Project system. The contest will be open background of the library,reserved to the library. The In other Monday matches, native forests and two and a half Research a,.,nd Education Center to all ages and is not limited to The logo will need to belibrary reserves the right to Appalachia beat Pound 181- tons per acre per year from pine will host Growing Hybrid Pop- residents of Russell Countyl suitable for use in print, such as accept, rejector alter any desxgn 129; John I. Burton bested plantations on natural soils, hy- lars for ,,Bioenergy and Bio- Designs will be unveiled at the on flyers and letterhead, as well subml. ed. ,19e gn.s rmUlS Powell Valley 139-118; and brid poplars are said to be ca- materials onFriday, Octoberg. 502 anniversary party October as in digital format, such as on a sut)mmeo. D.y uctot)e . ,., , Coebum, with the highest score pable of reaching a height of 60 Interested persons can learn at 22 and be on display through web,,age and may be rendered print or mgltaL tormat (emaueo of the night, defeated Clintwood feet tall in a six year time this event the science behind November 15, to allow Iibrary in bl c andwhiteorincolor,to 207-104. period. They are also able to growing hybrid poplars, howto patrons to vote on their favorite A $50 prize will be awarded All ll'YIl-li Coeburn now shares a perfectcoppice or resprout from their produce successful plantings, design. A People's Choice Award to the winning design; $25 prize k.,_t x .... 4-0 standing with J. J. Kelly, rootstocks after harvest. Hybrid the intermediate management will be given to the design with will be awarded to the winner of tf:lllOrI:l'[' , l" I:ll"tV while Clintwood and Pound are poplars are used in management required, how to harvest this the most votes, the most votes in the Peoples' ,,j with St. Paul at 2-2. John 1. rotations such as pulp, paper, material, potential markets and The library seeks a design Choice contest. Both designers The St. Paul High School Burton and Appalachia are both timber, and hardwoods, most additional research areas from that reflect the library of today, a will also receive a limited Alumni Association is having a at 1-3, while Powell Valley has hybrid poplar plantations har- the experts themselves. "Grow- public institution with strong dition shirt bearing- the new Tailgate Party on Friday,yet to win a match, vest for pulp and paper when the ing Hybrid Poplars for Bioener, association with the pri ,t book logo. Both awards will be October 9 from 5-7 pm prior tO Matches on Mond v, Octc trees are six to eight years old, gy and Biomaterials will beg!r that now includes the internet announced at a reception the homecoming game. The ber 12, include John I. 13urton at and timber and harvest for tim-; at ?0:00 for a morning session and computer access in an on-December 3, to unveil the new event will be held in front of St. St. Paul; Powell Valley at Appa- ber and wood products at age and move to an afternoon ses' lachia; Pound at .Coeburn; and 15-18 years old. sion tour of the research site. going attempt to meet the needs logo. Paul Elementary School in the Clintwood at J. J. Kelly (at Despite the research over the The event will cost $15 per per- of Russell "County residents. The The name, mailing address lowei" parking lot. All alumni of WCCTC). Matches begin at 6 last 35 years, there is little to no son to attend with a meal includ- logo can reflect the two locations and phone of the designer must SPHS are cordially invited to p.m.. Admission is free, and all information on the potential of ed, plus transoortation to the and the founding date or not. It's he included on a separate sheet attend, are invited to attend, these trees on mined lands and research site. Pre-registration is Matthews Library to host required to attend this event. For mote information, call Amy Gaff Fannon in the Wise "'" author Helen Owens Oct 8 Extension Office, AA-Sunda~,s and Tuesdays: Big ...The Dante Senior Citizens Valley Community Action, Inc./ . day from 9-11 a.m. at the church. The phone number is 276- Stone Gap. 8 p.m, Episcopal meet each Monday and Tuesday Family Crisis Semces" support caught up in the bitter civil war 328-6194. Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 at L0 a.m. at the Dante Fire De- group meeting with victims of Donations are welcomed. All in The J. Fred Matthews Memo- need of fo l are welcome which engulfs their homeland. White p.m., Trinity United Methodist partment. RusselL County resi- simiLar situations Mondays, 10:30 COMMUNITY CENTER rial Library, St. Paul, will host a House Chareh; Fridays: Climwcod, 7:30 dents 60 or older are invited, a,m.-12 noon. For information, The West Dante Community book signing and reading by Helen Owens grew up on a p.m., Climwood United Metho- RUSSELLCO, LIBRARY call Rande Hackler, 276-988- Center meets at 7 p.m. firstMun- author Helen Owens on Thurs- farm near Nash's Ford. She COPPERdiSt Church.cREEK ELEMEN- PublicHorSLibrary,at the RussellLebanon,COUntyare 8206.5583'r RanettaDavis, 276-889- -days, For more information, call day, October 8, at 6 p.m. Owens attended one room schools in program 495-7026 or 495-8473. -,- TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 M/Tu/Th. 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F. 9 FREE ADULT ED CLOTHES CLOSET will present and read from herPossum Hollow, Artrip and Fin-J. Fred Matthews Memorial p.m., school cafeteria, a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free adult education classes are The Women On Mission group novel, Stand and Face the Hey, and graduated from Hona- ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fonrth MATTHEWS LIBRARY available in Lee, Scott and Wise Library in St. Paul will present a Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Town Hours at the J. Fred Matthews counties and the City of Norton. at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, Morning. This novel tells a ker High School. She holds a "We Hall. Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 Daytime and evening classes for opens a Clothes Closet from 9-11 special the People Book- ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- adults who want to improve their a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who robust, romantic story of the B.S. in Elementary Education shelf--on Picturing America needs clothingisweLcome. Musick and Lewis families of from Radford University and aBookshelf Program" Thursday, ~d Mondays, 6 p.m., Town days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 basic skills. Instructors also assist FREE HIV TESTING Colonial Virginia who followed Masters in Education from Vir- a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays andadults with job-reLated skills in- Health Dopertmants m the Le~o- October 8, at 4 p.m. CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The Thursdays. See Library forchiding restune writing andimer- wisco Health District offer free the migration down the Greatginia Tech. She taught in the Our White House." Looking Castlewood Water & Se-wage special program schedules, viewing. For detaiLs, call i-800- 422-3433 or276-386-2433. confidential HIV testing through- Wagon Road into the back schools of Russell County forIn, Looking Out, by the National i Authority Board of Diree-tors, 6 DICKENSON-BUNDY out the year. For information, call COuntry of the Carolinas. more than 25 years, and is now Children's- Book and Literacy I" p.m. second Mondays. The Diekanson-Bundy Log TRANSPORTATION Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. retired. The last eight years she | ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- House is open weekly Thursdays The Appalachian Agency for Alliance, will be reviewed in a 1 First Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala- thronigh Saturdays, 10-3, and Senior Citizens provides disabili- Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or I hian Agency for Senior Citizens Sundays 12-4 p.m. ty transportation services in Buc- Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- The narrative follows them has spent researching materialspecial presentation. A short I office, Claylx lHill. Free. SOCIAL SECURITY henan, Dinkenson, RusseLl and 386-1312. through the trials of hewing for her novel, discussion will follow, as well I NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- The Wise Social Security Office TazewelL counties to individuals FREE GED CLASSES homesteads from the wilderness, Refreshments will be provid- [ 'Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 with disabiLities, regardless of Free GED clusses are offered at as a game of White House Presbyterian Church, Norton. a.m.-4 p.m. Phone nombers are L- age. Call 1-888-656-2272. the Oxbow FamiLy Investment wrestling with the choices ofed by the Friends of the Library. Trivia. CASTLEWOOD LODGE 800-772-1213 or276-679-7633. GENEALOGY GROUP Center, St. Paul, Mondays end allegiance at the onset of the For more information about All interested students are #231-Stated meetings will be held LIBRARY FRIENDS The RusseLl County Genealogy Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m-12 Revolutionary War, and struggl- this event, call the Library at the third Saturday of each month. Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Group meets 5:30 p.m. first noon. GLeuna MeReyaulds is the invited to attend. The School of Instruction wilL be Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet Thursdays, RusseLl County Public teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433.for survival as they are 276-762-9702. C/RADD MEETING held on fourth Thursdays at 7, at the Library on fourth Tuesdays Library, Lebanon. The Group's A meeting of C/RADD will be ST. PAUL LODGE #543-Se- at l L :00 a.m. purpose is "to Learn, to share and eondThursdays, 7:30p.m., Star- VFW POST 98()4 to perpetuate family history." Call held at 6:00 p.m. on second : ed Communication; First Thurs- VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- WilLiam T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 Thursdays. The meetings will be day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. comes new members. If you or,eom, held at the Dante Museum. VFW POST #8652, DAV served overseas during any war, JOIN THE FRIENDS GED ONLINE ~:::':~:~'~:~ CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- The Regional Adult Education p.m., VFW, Rive~ew, Ceebum 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266, and thews Memorial Library and help Program is offering free GED NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, send name, address and phone promote the improvement of faci- CLasses online. This service is for 9:30 to L 2. St. Tberese's Neigh- number. Transfers welcomed, lities and services of the library, qualifying and adult learners, with bors Aid Bulld-ing, new & Used HEALTH SERVICES Send name, address and phone or without their own home corn- clothing for sale. The Wise County Health De- number, with a $5 membership puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF partment, Wise, is open from 8 gift, to J, Fred Matthews Memo- counties and the City of Norton. SUPERVISORS -First Monday, a.m..-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- rial Library, Att'n:Wihna Evans, For more information, call GED 6p.ra.,Lehanon.. ulcs will be offered in firmly P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA On- line Co-ordinator Maroi CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- planning, pediatrics, school and 24283. Make checks payable to Gore, L-800-422-3433 (in Scott Stated Communication, Lst Satur- adult physicals, WIC, Paps and Friends of the J. Fred Mattbews County, 386-2433). days, 7:30; School of Instruction immunizations. Appointments are Memorial Library. GED TESTING third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. necessary for all but immuniza- EASTERN STAR GEl) Testing is available MOn- RECOVERY GROUP-The fions. For an appeint-ment, call Clinch Valley Chapter #152, day through Thursday end on Wise County Mental Health Cen- 762-328-8000. Order of Eastern Star, meets each Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- ter conducts a recovery group for FACILITIES AVAILABLE fourth Tuesday, except for March native Ed.ueation Center, Wise. ~/'~,~ substance abusers and families The Tacoma Community Center and December, when the meet- Call 276-328-8612 for informa- Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- is available for reunions, birth- ings are on the second Tuesday. tionconeemingGEDtesting. 0g 10. days and showers. AlL proceeds All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS ACOA MEETING-Adalt Child- rehabilitate the Tacoma Sehcol as VETERANS' CLAIMS In Control, a free diabetes ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, a Community Center.For Diekenson County--Oscar program, meets at Oxbow Center, 7 p.m., First BaptistChurch, Coe- information, call 395-6398. Sileox helps file veterans' claims. St. Paul, 5-6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 100TH BIRTHDAY? For appointment, call 276-835- DANTE LIVES ON 6588 or 276-679-7371. Appalachian Agency for Senior 8847 nights. The Dante Lives On Board LITTLE LEAGUE Citizens recognizes persons in Coebarn--A Dept. of Veterans meets at 6:30 p.m. Lst Mondays The Clinch River Little League Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan Services representative will assist at the Dante Museum. Communi~- Board meets at 4 p.m. third and Tazewell-counties who are clients and answer questions at y Meeting is 3rd Tuesday in Sundays at the UMWA Building L00 years old or older. Call Dana the Coeburn VFW Post from 9 March, June, Sept. & Dec. in CastLewcod. AlL interested Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- a.m.-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays GOSPEL SINGING persons are invited to attend, vise AASC of any upcoming except June. A Gospel Singing will be held at H.O.P.E. HOUSE L00th+ birthday. Russell County--DAV Service 7 p.m. the first Friday of each H,O.P,E, House provides emer- SCHOOL POLICIES Officer Perry Johnson assists month at The Celebration Center, gency shelter for victims Of do- ...The Wise County School veteran filing claims third Tues- 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All mestic violence in Wise, Russell, Board maintains a Policy Manual days from 2-3:30 p,m., at the are welcome--admission is free. Dickensun, Lee, Scott and Buch- which is available to the public in Russell County Public Library, BOOK DISCUSSION anan counties and the City of the Library of each school end in Lebanon. Book Discussion Group One Norton. Volunteers needed-train- each county public library.Russell County--American of J. Fred Matthews Memo-nil Lib-rary meets fourth Thursdays POWERS GREETED...Jess Roy Powers, second from left, was the guest of honor ing available. Call L-800-572.... Copies of the Russell County . Legion Post 208 Post Service of ,very month (,xcept Novem- at a reception on Thursday, October 1, at the St. Paul Town Hall. Powers is a 2278. School Board Policy Manual have Officer Todd Salyer can assist ber and December--that meeting SENIOR CITIZENS been placed in the office and the with veterans' claims, records is December 3) at the Riverside candidate for the District 4 School Board seat which will be vacated when Monty ..The Castlewood Senior Citi- library of each school, and at the and family assistance. Call him at Diner. The next meeting is zens meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays RusseLl County PubLic Library. 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588, Thursday, at 6 pm Salyer retires from the Board on December 3 1. Powers, a Coeburn resident, is an at the Castlewood Lions Den. SUPPoRT GROUP FOOD BANK Books areThe Reader by Anyone 60 or over is invited. Women survivors of sexual as- First Baptist Church, St. Paul, Bernhard Schlink. anti-consolidation candidate, Pictured, left to right, are Monty Salyer, District 4 sault are invited to attend Clinch operates Food ,ach School Board member; Powers; and Blake Whitenack and Harry Kelly, members Church and church-related activities calendar on page3 of the St. Paul Town Council. Over 70 people attended the reception, which was hosted by Voice for Community. Schools.