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FOOTBALL FRIDAY Twin Springs at Castlewood Central at Eastside Clinch Valley Times " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " Thursday, October 20, 2011 Saint Paul, Virginia II I II iiill II [ r " "-- Y / Vol. LIII, No. 42 50c Council OKs $ for Farm00tso" Market structure; Dominion gives TNC $15,000 for Bluebell Island conservation The St. Paul Town Council, the conservation easement cross Wise Street from the J. Fred Matthews Memoria! Libra- ry to the Baptist Church parking lot (which the church has graciously allowed library pa- Irons to use). The letter, written by Jennifer Bailey, urged the Town to direct the police de- partrnent to issue tickets to trucks and other vehicles which speed on the street. A request meeting in regular session at the St. Paul Town Hall on Monday at 6 p.m., approved the ex- penditure of from $4,000 to $6,000, part of the required ten percent matching funds to complete financial arrangements for the Clinch River Farmers VOLLEYBALL FOR THE CURE...Castlewood and Lebanon participated in theil: Market's permanent structure. ird Dig Pink-Volley for the Cure volleyball game on Monday at Lebanon. The The rest of the ten percent granted to it by the Town, will set up an endowment for perpetual care and preservation of the natural area. Kreps said that The Nature Conservancy has worked on this project for over a year. Councilman Monty Salyer introduced a motion which he called "Motion for Disclosure." annual ev ent is held in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participating team members wore special "Volley for the Cure" jerseys. Pink paper ribbons were sold in honor or remembrance of friends or family members who have been affected by breast cqancer. A special serve for the cure event was held between the Junior Varsity and Varsity games for fans. The winning fan received tickets to an upcoming Lebanon or Castlewood football game. Castlewood won the match Monday 3-1. Chelsie McCall had 34 digs, Emily Higgins 30 assists, Aii Ring 18 kills, and Hale), Gilbert had 17 kills and 12 service points. Photo by Peyton Gregory Revitalization presentation at Town Hall October 25 Kathy Frazier will give an individual property owners on evening presentation on October 26 and 27. The opening Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 session on October 25 will be p.m. at the Town Hall to an educational meeting with property owners and others images of successful project. interested in the revitalization The public is invited and efforts. She will meet with refreshments will be served. Wise Co. Sheriff's office offers "Good Morning Wise County" The Wise County Sheriff's All eligible seniors are en- Office offers a free service to all seniors of Wise County and the City of Norton. The Good Morn- ing Wise County program pro- vides a volunteer to call and check on the welfare of all participants, to determine if they have food, heat in winter, and cooling in the summer. They also want to make sure participants in the program are not being abused, mistreated, or neglected. couraged to sign up and use this free service. To sign up call Wilma at 276-328-7114 and lea- ve your name and phone num- ber. You may also call Sheriff Oaks, or a member of his staff, at 276-328-3756. The only information required is your namer--address,--nNaone, number, and a contact person .in case of emergency. Blood drive scheduled for October 20 The Marsh Regional Blood Center is sponsoring a blood drive for Thursday, October 20. The blood mobile will be at Morgan McClure in Castlewood from 10 am to 1 pm and at the St. Paul Food City from 3 pm until 6. pro. Donors will receive a free t- shirt, military green or pink for cancer awareness. For more information or to make an appointment call 276- 679-4669. Fall Festival Copper Creek Elementary School will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, between 6-10 p.m. Included in the fun will be games, cake walk, .hptdgg dinner, desserts, bingo and music by Bluegrass Circle Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, 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 pm, Town Hall. CASTLEWOOD W&SA-The Castlewood Water & Sewage Authority Board of Directors, 6 pm second Mondays. ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 pro, 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 pro, Stated Co:n- munication; First Thursday, 7 pm School of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12-4th Tuesday, 7 pro, VFW, Riverview, Coburn. 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 Cmnmunication, Ist 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 pro, First Baptist Church, Coburn. 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, Dickens6n, Lee, Scott and Buchanan counties and the City of Norton. Volunteers Calendar of events... AA-Sundays and Tuesdays."" Big needed-training available. Call 1- ...The Wise County School Board Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal 800-572-2278. maintains a Policy Manual which 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-Women 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- sumS, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION-The Ap- palachian Agency for Senior Citi- zens provides disability transport- ation 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. 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 Mem- orial Library and help promote the improvement of facilities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Make checks payable to 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 meetings arc on the second Tuesday All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS-Dickn- son County-Oscar Silcox helps file' veterans' claims. For appointment, call 276-835-gg47 nights. Coeburn-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the 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 PuNic Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th 9am-Spin; W/F 9am-Spin; Sa 10am-2pm MATTHEWS LIBRARY-Hours at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library St. Paul, are 9am-5pm Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Sat urdays, and I lam-7:30pm Tues- days and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. nlCKENSON-BUNDY-The Dickeuson-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, welcmnes new members. If you served overseas during any war, write VFW Post 9864, P.O. Box 1419, Lebanon, VA 24266 and send name, address and phone number. Transfers welcomed. HEALTH SERVICES-The Wise County Health Department, Wise, is open from 8am-8pm first Thursdays. Clinics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, W, IC, Paps and immunizations. Ap- pointments are necessary for all but immunizations. For an appointment, call 762-328-8000 FACILITIES AVAILABLE-The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birthdays and showers. All. proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Center. For infor- mation, call 395-6398, 100 TM BIRTHDAY.Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Dickenson, Buchanan and Taze- well counties who are 100 years old or older. Call Dana Collins, 1- 800-656-2272, to dvise AASC of th any upcoming 100 birthday, SCHOOL POLICIES Coeburn VFW Post from 9am- Church and church-related activities 3:30 pnn third Thursdays except June FOOD BANK-First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank each Tuesday from 9-1 ] am At the church. Donations are welcomed. All in need of food are welcome. COMMUNITY CENTER-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays For more information, call 495-7026 or 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 District offer free confid- ettial ttIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-201 l; 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 Norton. For more information, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott County 386- 2433). GED TEST1NG-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 d Mondays. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3 ra 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 ale 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 combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. calendar on page 3 match will be in-kind services. The Tobacco Commission granted $100,000 for this project. Bids were opened at the Town Hall recently, and the low bid was over budget. After negotiating with the low bidder, the Town was still responsible for the sum approved. During the Public Re- quests/Presentations portion of the meeting, Greg Edwards, re- presenting the Dominion Foun- dation, presented a check for $15,000 to Brad Kreps, director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Abingdon. Kreps spoke briefly, outlining the interest his organizat$on has in conservation of property, and said that Bluebell Island, with The text of his motion, which was approved unanimously by Council is as follows: "In order to avoid any malfeasance or the appearance of malfeasance, I moved that members of council and/or Mayor agree to disclose to the full council and mayor as well as the citizens of St. Paul at the next regular council meet- ing, any time the services of a town employee or employees are retained by council members and/or Mayor or his/her im- mediate family, def'med as pa- rerrts, children, spouse and sib- lings, privately after work hours of the town offices." Bob Harrison read a letter to Council concerning the potential dangers to library patrons who was also made to repaint the crosswalk, which recent repav- ing covered, and which was not replaced when the traffic lines were painted on the street. Along discussion concerning sewer odors was held. Utilities Superintendent Earl Carter sug- gested that a smoke test be conducted to see where there might be leaks in sewer pipes so they can be repaired. His recom- mendation was accepted by Council. Carter also asked Council's permission to ad- vertise for a Request for Proposals (RFP) for general engineering services. Following discussion, his request was approved. (Continued on page 2) Sam Guy "Pop" Molinary (Gaetano Laneve) by Jerry Couch there for about two months. I Few families are fortunate enough to have a memoir of their founder. Guy LaNeve "Pop" Molinary (September 8, 1879-August 11, 1966) left the following account of his life as a legacy to his numerous descend- ants. This is his story as told to his son Ernest who recorded it. The accompanying photo shows the Molinary family, ca. 1922. I, Gaetano LaNeve, was born September 8, 1879, at Cerisano, state of Consenza, province of Calabria in italy. I was the oldest son of Salvatore LaNeve and Serofina Molinari LaNeve. My name was changed through neglect and use. I worked for my uncle, Vincent Molinari, in a store and people starred calling me Molinari, and at the same time they called me John. Not knowing much English and thinking it unimportant at the time, I just went along with it. I changed my name legally in 1944. I came to the United States in March of 1899 when I was 20 years old. I.came over on the Augusta Vitoria, in steerage Class, at a cost of approximately $28.00. I landed at Ellis Island, New York, and went from there to Thomas, West Virginia, where my uncle Frank Molinari had a store. I worked on a railroad construction crew for two months and then went to Cum- berland, Maryland. My brother Louis and ano- ther uncle were working there. I got a. job working on a B&O Railroad section and worked then went to Parsons, West Virginia, where another uncle, Vincent Molinari, had a store. I worked there for three years in a paper mill for seven dollars per week. In 1903 I bought my uncle out. It was a store and bakery. This happened the first part of 1903, and in October of 1903 I went back to Italy. I was married to Caroline Vitori on the 8 th of January, 1904, in Cerisano, Italy. We came back to Parsons, West Virginia, in March 1904, where my brother Louis had been running my store for me while I was gone. Our oldest son, Sam, was born here on the 24 th of November, 1905. In 1906 I sold my store and came to Clinchport (Scott Cou- nty) Virginia, Where my brother Louis was a foreman on the CC&O Railroad that was being built there. In 1907 1 built a store in Erwin, Tennessee, and my bro- ther-in-law, Pasquale Vitori, ran it until I sold it in 1909. Our second child, Dominic, was born here (Clinchport, Va.) on January 30, 1907. In March of 1909, I came to St. Paul, Virginia and built a store and on April 8, 1909 our third child, Victor Vincent, was born. In 1910, I bought a bakery at "Boody" and the water works in St. Paul from (Agostino) Branca. In 1911, I had a store and a bakery at Trammel in Dickenson County, Virginia. We hauled the bricks for the bakery from Dante across Trammel Gap to Trammel in a wagon. We could only haul 150 bricks at a load. That was while the tunnel was being constructed. Patsy (Pasquale) was in charge and we furnished bread for the construction crews building the railroad. From 1917 to 1920 Pool and I had a wagon coal mine in Ack Gose Hollow and made pretty good money. In 1920 we opened one in Hardy Hollow and went broke. In 1921 I built the building that is now occupied by Lays Hardware in St. Paul. In 1923 I bought the Dr. (dentist) Greear house in St. Paul and moved into it in 1924. I moved my store (where the present Exxon Ser- vice Station now stands) to the hardware building in 1924 also. In 2011, Guy and Caroline Molinary's beautiful home is no longer a third Avenue landmark, having been torn down in the 1980's to make way for the Wise Street extension. The brick store Guy built on Fourth Avenue is also gone; torn down to provide a parking 10t for the Assembly of God. However, St. Paul is home to the third and: fourth generations of the Molinary family, and other descendants live all acrossthe United States. The story of the Molinary family began in Italy with subsequent chapters written in St. Paul It is . a story that is uniquely American. If you'd like to comment on this article, please contact Jerry Couch at 276:762-9274 or by e- mail at ierrv Next installment: The Gaiety Theatre 0000'lllln00]FRlllflll00llllllliHm mHrHiHlilllltnlilltUll0000xmatnl ]| ltW/YiqliE/00lil00/lil-00000000n00