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LTRS TO EDITOR To the Editor: (Continued from page 2) Kennedy, our most-modern land record system is being used by police and firefighters to help save lives that may otherwise be lost in fire or crime. Jack's opponent seeks to build himself-up by personal and error-filled attacks; these attacks are insulting to voters. It is simple, I am voting for Jack Kennedy because he has done so much for Wise County. Sincerely, Roy Munsey Appalachia To the Editor: Next Tuesday Wise County and Norton voters will decide between two candidates to be our Clerk of Circuit Court for an eight year term ending in 2015. As an active Wise County practicing attorney and member opponent has been charged a I find it very discouraging number of times-even resulting when candidates and theirin a guilty plea. supporters resort to such negative I am a proud Republican political campaigning. What does voting for Democrat Jack it mean when a candidate runs Kennedy as 1 refuse to be fooled only negative ads about their by his opponent's political opponent? Does that mean the treachery. opponent has no idea what Sincerely, THEY will do if elected as Dan Fast Circuit Court Clerk? Does it Pound mean the opponent has to direct all the attention away from their To the Editor: own qualifications and try to Enclosed is a cheek for $30, focus negatively on theirthe full amount for a one-year opponent because they have subscription. The $30 is worth nothing to bring to the office every penny and more as this is they are running for? What does one way I can stay in touch with it mean when someone cruelly home folks. attacks a constitutional officer in I have not lived in the the local newspaper? That they Castlewood area for over 50 obviously have a personal ven- years. After graduating from detta against this person and they,Castlewood High School in are using the political season to 1956, I felt the need to see what dole out their punishment? These was on the other side of the letters and accusations can take mountain, and aRer two trips nothing away from the proven around the world, I stopped in record and experience of Jack Orlando. of the local bar association, I Kennedy. I am a senior at UVa- proudly display my support of Wise and I worked with Jack incumbent Clerk of Court Jack Kennedy in the Circuit Court Kennedy--as do most all of the Clerk's office for several months. individual members of the local I have seen in'st hand what Jack legal profession, has done for the Clerk's office Wise County has been very and how many college students lucky to have a man of Jack's he has helped through the Skills in law and computer NASA/GISprogram. The old saying--you can't go back home--is very true, but I like to stay in touch. Keep up the good work publishing the Clinch Valley Times. Sincerely, Ed Amburgey Orlando, Florida technology these past years as I am really proud that Wise Clerk of Court. He has been a County has such a dedicated and Wise County motivator for many of us in hard working clerk of court, and hdustry to think more about how I encourage everyone to vote for Sheriff' s Report fechnology helps us in doing our the BEST chadidate, Jack jobs in a more efficient manner. Kennedy! He's a clerk who can The Wise County Sheriff's " Jack has demonstrated how Office reports the following iudicial administration, public make you proud of Wise activities for the period of County! ! Safety, and law enforcement may Heather Duffy Fletcher 10/22/2007 through 10/28/2007. be bettered through innovative Norton Wise Central Dispatch received a uses of modem technology frequently winning Wise County many accolades and honorable fi.wards. To ensure success of every roject, Jack involves our circuit court judges and our deputy clerks in every phase, so they too may assist the pub!ic and professional users m this technology which in turn helps attorneys, law enforcement, realtors, land agents and Surveyors be more productive. " Those of us who visit the Courthouse Clerk of Court office :know the energy level and the total of 1,449 calls for this seven- To the Editor: day period. Of the total calls As a conservative Republi- received 412 were dispatched to can, I proudly endorse Jack the Sheriff's Office. Total num- Kennedy's re-election bid for bey of Domestic calls for this clerk of court of Wise County period was 20. Criminal Process and Norton. for the same period served 24 Jack's efforts to make the Felony Warrants, 76 Misdemean- office work and look better have or Warrants, issued 16 Traffic not gone overlooked by his many Summons and worked 1 Traffic legal colleagues within the Wise Accidents. Civil process for this County and Norton Bar Asset- period served 418 Civil Papers. iation. We have been in his office During this seven-day period 21 daily during his 12-years as clerk additional Criminal Investiga- of court bearing witness to his tions were initiated and 47 were works, cleared by arrest. The Sheriff's While a small clique seeks to Office provided 230 man-hours ledication of Jack and how it do nothing more than attack Jack of Court Room Security for the hffects our court system, on pointless matters out of three courts. If you are seduced by election jealousy, they're digging where The. Sheriff's Office tran- TV smear, false accusations, and there ain't no taters. The sported 1 adult in state, I adult partisan blindness, then Jack practicing Wise County attorneys out of state, 7 mental patients, Kennedy may not be your know first-hand of Jack's efforts and 5 juveniles for a total of 14 choice, to preserve court records from transports, involving 56 man On the other hand, if election the ravages of time; and, Jack's hours. decisions are to be made based serious drive to make the judicial The Sheriff's Office unlocked upon qualifications, education, pt:ocess more efficient for 1 vehicle and escorted 6 funerals good deeds and dedication, then attorneys and the public alike, during this seven-day period. the choice is abundantly clear: Unlike his very unusual Jack Kennedy should remain our op}onent, Jack Kennedy has no ERG h I Clerk of Court. criminal record. Jack has never [ EM CY?. Respectfully submitted, been charged with felonies or [ Dial 911 [ Donald Ratliff convicted of any crime. On the ! i Big Stone Gap other hand, Jack's mud-slin in ': CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, November 1, 2007 Page 7 PAID ADVERTISEMENT f Joe Gilmer and Ann McReynolds Hello, I am Joe Gilmer who served, as the Russell Countq Circuit Court Clerk f@ l0 years. Now I ask that you consider mtj/3ood friend Ann McRetj 20 tjers of experience in the clerk's Office. Ann worked for me and she can has done everq job in the Clerk's Office. Whil frainin/3 an workin/ for me she received various Vir/3inia Supreme Court certifications. She is fair, honest and hayed worker who will make Russell Counhj proud as Circuit CourtCircu Court Clerk. Ann truly will serve the public well and never ior et tjour vote confidence. A ain, I am Joe Gilmer and I ask that tjou vote Ann McReynol : as the next Russell Countu Circuit Court Clerk. m. Joe Gilmer T Paid for and authorized by Ann McReynolds: PAID ADVERTISEMENT Wise County School Board District 4 Reliable Innovative Experienced I have been the elected school board member in District 4 for thelast6 yearS i am: eking re- election for a third term. I will again appreciate your special trust and confidence. I strongly support community schools. Au~omed and paid for by Kyle Fletcher Russell Mullins Service Manager Russell and his staff of Certified Technicians are ready to serve you. *Plugs *Belts *Battery CeRified Technicians *Air Pressure in Tires *All Fluids LU Pontiac Action We Are Professional Grade CHEVROLET PONTIAC Castlewood, Virginia 276-762-2311 .1,800-834 Cmaysl@morganmccluro.com GMC American Revolution Paid Advertisement Life long resident of Russell County 24 yrs. experience in law enforcement 22 yrs. in Russell Co. Former coal miner Eleven years in U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Former Green Beret I was born and raised in Russell County and, except for the years I was serving in the military, I have lived in Castlewood all of my life. I am proud to be a Vietnam veteran. Upon returning to Russell County from the military, I began a 24-year career in law enforcement. I served as Chief of Police in St. Paul, Virginia. I worked for former Russell County Sheriff John Howard and became Chief Deputy. I served as Lieutenant for twenty years under former sheriff Trigg Fields. I currently live in Castlewood with my wife Donna, our daughter, Whitney and son, James. I am a member of the Brick Baptist Church in Castlewood and am also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #8652. I would welcome the opportunity to serve and protect the citizens of Russell County. I believe on the principles of honesty, integrity and fairness. I have the necessary experience for the job and the willingness to work hard in enforcing the laws. I hold high expectations for myself and my behavior and for those with whom I work. I will have an open door policy and have all department personnel randomly drug screened. I will work on solving the drug problems. I will have marked vehicles patrolling in all of Russell County. All calls will be answered in a timely fashion. The deputies will be profesional in their actions, will obey all laws themselves and will be capable of enforcing the laws. Your support in the upcoming election would be greatly appreciated. Thank you C. Glenn Kennedy Authorized and paid for by Glenn Kennedy I