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FOOTBALL FRIDAY 7:30 P,M. Twin Valley at St. Paul Ervinton at Castlewood Clinch Valley Times _ - ' _ I]lII _ llll [ " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things , ,,  A S s.,c,J- 4g-q--, - ...... _._ 150 D-E-cKED-0UT FOR AUTUMN...The Town's sign at the corner of Wise Street and Johnnie Ramey Memorial Drive greets everyone with this beautiful seasonal display. Second half Joe Tennis to share ghost tales Wise-County and sign books at the Library Author Joe Tennis, Bristol, explores ghost stories in a new book, including the Gr5eystone, a home sitting on a hill border- ing both St. Paul and Castle- .... wood. It is believed to be haunt- ed by a man known best as "Mr. Black." Tennis will speak on his new book, Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands, and will share other ghost stories Thursday, October 14, at J. Fred Matthews Library in St. Paul. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Other chapters in the book tell of a ghostly pioneer at Breaks hlterstate Park and'a ,ady inwhite appearing at the library inside The University of Virginia's College at Wise. Tennis is also telling stories form his books The Marble and - Joe-Tennis and Virginia, Beach to Blue- grass and Southwest Virginia Crossroads. For more information, call Other Ghost Tales of Tennessee 276-762-9702 taxes due Wise County 2010 personal property and second half real estate taxes are due on or before October 15, according to Dolo- res W. Smith, Treasurer of Wise County. Taxes may be paid at all Miners Exchange Banks, First Bank & Trust in Wise and Norton, New Peoples Bank in Pound, Esservi!le and Big Stone 'Gap, and Powell Valley Natio- nal Bank in Wise and Big Stone Gap. Taxes may also be mailed to Wise County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1308, Wise, VA 24293. If you have a question on a taxed item, call the Commissio- ner of Revenue's Office, 276- 328-3556 or 276-327-3337. If you have not received a tax ticket for property you own, call the Wise County Treasurer's Office, 276-328-3666 at once. Calend rA A ,m,h, ,d T -Im, n zens meet at 10 am. Wednesdays - tmoays ness" 1g  . ,'-'   ." . at the astlewood Ltons Den Stone Gap 8 p.m tplscoPm'An  . . " r,h h. x,,,4, o, ". ur t _ yone ty or over ts in,ted . ure, ,,eys. ,,lse  ...The Dante Senior Citizens p.m., Trinity United Methodist ar of events... Center meets at 7 p.m.  Mon- been placed in the office and the days, For more infonuation, call meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10am at the Dante Fire De- partment, Russell County resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at file Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 am-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul,' are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wedes- days/Fridays/Satordays, and I 1 am-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and" Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson-Bundy Log House is open weekly Thursdays throuigh Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Phone numbers are.l- 800,772_-12_13 at 276-679-7633 LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul. meet at the Library on first Thursdays at 4:00 pro. VFW POST 9864 VFW Post 9864, Lebanon, wel- comes new . members. If you served overseas dunng any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266. and send name. address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVlCES The Wise County Health De- paranent, Wise, is open from 8 am.-8 p.m. first Thursdays Cli- nics will be offered m family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals_ WIC. Paps and tmmumzations Appolntmems are necessary for all but immumza- tions For an appoint-ment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birth-. days and showers All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For information, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recogntzes persons m Russell Dickenson. Buchanan and Tazewelt coanues who are 100 years old or older Call Dana Collins. 1-800-656-2272, to ad- wse AASC of any upeormng 100th+ birthday SCHOOL POLICIES ...The Wise County School Board maintains a Pohcv Manual which is available to the-public m the library of each school and in each county pubhc library. ...Copies of the Russell County School Board Policy Manual have Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 p.m,, Clintwood United Metho- (list Chateh. 'COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- ;TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 p.m., school cafeteria. .ST. PAUL IDA BOARlFonrth M(mdays, 6 p.m., St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town Hall .CAEr:LEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Wat & Se-wase [Authority Board of Direc-tors, 6 ' ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala- 'can Agency for Senior Citizens office, Claypool Hill. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyterian Church, Norton. ' CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meegngs 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-Se- cond Thmsdays, 7:30 p.m., Stat- ed Communication; First Thurs- day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12.-4th Tuesday, 7 ).m., VFW, Riverview, Coeborn. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, i9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- bors Aid Bulld-ing, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 p.m,, Lebanon.. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- days, 7:30; School of Instruction third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise Coonty Mental Health Cen- tea" conducts a recovery group for substance abusers and families Fridays at 10 am. Call 276-679- 0810 ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m., First BaptistChurch, Coe- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-7371. LITTLE LEAGUE , The Clinch River Little League 'Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Cnstlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend ILO.P.E. HOUSE H.O.P.E. House provides emer- gency shelter for victims of do- mestic violence in Wise, Russell, Diekenson, Lee, Scott and Buch- anan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers needed--train- ing available. Call 1-800-572- 2278. SENIOR CITIZENS ...The Castlewood Senior Citi- IlIii!i!i!i!Jlt!l!00!l!J[00llll library of each school, and at the 495-7026 or 495--8473. Russell County Public Library. CLOTItES CLOSET SUPPORT GROUP The On Mission . Women survivors of sexanl as- atTI3aptist Church, St. Pad, saut are invited io atd C"C['m * opens a Clothes Closet from 9-1F Valley Community Action, Inc./ a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who I Family Crisis Services' support needs clothing is welcome. 'group meeting with victims of FREE HIV TESTING similar situations Mondays, 10:30 Health Departments in the Leno-: a.m.-12 noon. For information, wisco Health District offer free' call Rande Hackler, 276-988- confidential I-I/V testing through- 5583, or Ranztta Davis, 276-889- ' out the year. For informon, cMI 8206. Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. FREE ADULT ED Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or Free adult education classes are Sxorr Co. Health Dept., .276- available in Lee, Scott and Wise 386-1312. counties and the City of Norton. FREE GED CLASSES Daytime and evening classes for Free GED classes are offered at adults who want to improve their , the Oxbow Family Invmaent basic skills. Instroctors also assist !Center, St. Paul, Mondays and adults with job-related skills in- "Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 eluding resume writingand inter- noon. Glenna McReynolds is the' viewing. For details, call 1-800- teacher. Call 1-800-422-343, ::,: 422-3433 o 276-386-2433. I GED ONLINE TRANSPORTATION ; The Resional Adult Edueution The Appalachian Agency for Program is offering free GEl) 7 Senior Citizens provides disabili- Classes online. This service is for ty transportation services in Buc- qualifying and adult lenmers, with hansn, Dickenson, Russell and or without their o,a home com- Tazewell counties to individuals puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise with disabilities, regardless of counties and the City of Norton. age. Call 1-888-656-2272. For more information, call GEl) GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Russell County Public Library,. Lebanon. The Group's purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." Call William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 'or fullerir,cure. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Memorial Libra and help promote the tmprovement of faci- On- line Coordinator Maxci, Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Seott: County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon-1 day through Thursday and on:, Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter - native Ed.ucation Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for informa-. tion concerning GED testing. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control, a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Cent, lities and services of the library. . St. PauL 5-6 n.m. 21ad,Moa Send name, address and phone DANTE LIVES ON ( number, with a $5 membership The Dante Lives On Board gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- meets at 6:30 p.m..1 = Mondays at rial Library, Att'n:Wilma Evans, the Dante Museum. Community P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA ;Meeting is 3 r Tuesday of each 24283. Make checks payable to month. Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meet- ings are on the second TudJday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickenson County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans' elatms. ,For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights. Cceburn--A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn VFW Post from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m third Thursdays except June. FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tees- day from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNIT CENTER GOSPEL sINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All, are welcome--admission is free. GOSPEL JAMBOREE The Clinch River Gospel Jam- boree and Open Micropohonel isheld third Sundays Febrnm3,: through October at 3 pm.a t Cleveland United Methodist Church, Cleveland. Admission is. free to everyone. The host is Gary Crum, Ph.D. Contact him by', calling 276-393-3522 or entailing him at BOOK DISCUSSION Book Discussion Group One of the J Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 p.m. Three Weeks with my Brother by Nicholas Sparks will be discussed The West Dante Commurdt _ _a t the October 28 meeting. Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 I Mattern & Craig engineer Mark Hill, speaking to the regu- lar monthly meeting of those involved in the Regional Waste- water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project, told those attending that the both the St. Paul Town Council and the Castlewood Water and Sewage Authority have signed the Inter-Municipal Agreement concerning joint ownership of the capacity of the plant, and the third owner of plant capacity, the Wise County Public Service Authority, was scheduled to vote on the agree- ment at its Tuesday night meet- hag. Hill also told the group that the design for the project is in progress, but that n0bid date has been set. In the absence of engineer Steve Breeding, who was ill, Hill reported that the application for funds for the $13+ million grant/loan for the Castlewood Sewer Project was not funded, because the federal stimulus money which was being allocat- ed by USDA's Rural Develop- ment had been depleted. It is anticipated that regular Rural Development funding will be available when the federal bud- get has been approved, probably after the first of the year. Hill said that the Castlewood project, which is fled in to the WWTP project is "'high on Rural Development's list." The pro- ject, Hill surmised, might have to be broken into segments, since the entire anticipated cost of the pro will probably not Regional WWTP agreement is signed; Castlewood sewer pr)ject funding is delayed be available all at the same time, survey has been completed, trod even from several sources. Delegate Bud Phillips, a supporter of the Regional Pro- ject from its inception, corn- mended all the groups involved in the project, saying they "have done exceptionally good work in moving the project ahead,, and that he has every confidence that the entire project will eventually be completed as planned. St. Paul Town Treasurer Debbie Baca reported that the Town Council has chosen First Bank & Trust to provide a Revenue Anticipation Note, which will allow up to $750,000 for interim financing and use, as needed, throughout the project. A public hearing on the subject will be held at the Town Hall October 18, and Council will probably vote on accepting the proposal at its meeting that same evening. Hill reported that the mussel that only one fedcnally endan- gered mussel was discovered in the area being studied. It was found 450 meters downstrealn from the site of the diffuser, an element of the 'project. Even .though just one mussel ot; a federally endangered species was found, and consequently; a "formal consultation" on the project will be held by both the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. The Southeast Rural Commu- nity Assistance Project (SER- CAP) paid for the required mus- sel survey. That organization has also been asked by the Town if it will pay the interest for the interim financing for the project. The next meeting of the Regional WWTP group will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday,' November 9.' New Dante Community Cente] needs donations for furnishings Donations are needed to one. Tl name will be appear on furnish the new Community Center being built in Dante on the site of the old elementary school. Monetary donations may be sent to DCC, c/o Terri Townes Fields, P. O. Box 2, Dante, VA 24237. :: Donations may .be made in memory or honor of a loved a plaque which will be placed the Community Center. Stop for any school bus loading or unloading childrenl IT'S THE LAW! DIG }-NK G..Castie,ood High School and Lebanon High School played their annual "Dig Pink" volleyball game at Castlewood on Tuesday, October 5. The effort raised nearly $500 for Susan G. Komen For the Cure. The schools take turns hosting the event, held every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Mont. Pictured are members of the Castlew0od team in dark pink shirts, and the Lebanon team, in light pink. CHS cheerleaders and band members also took part. Special recognition was given to breast cancer survivors, survivors of otheg cancers, and to others who wished to stand in honor of a friend or family membe who had struggled with cancer. Varsity coaches are Sarah Bowen, CHS, aa] Kristen Fletcher, LHS. Sarah Lowe, CHS, and Nikki Campbell, LHS, are_J. coaches. Castlewood won this year's match 3-2. mtobvpmmom t t IT'S TIME FoR Your FLiLJ-sHO-T!...May0r-Kyie Fletcher set the example fo everyone last week when he had his annual flu shot. It's being administerod I nurse Steve Bundy. All ages are advised to have the shot.