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576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 Clinch Valley Vol. LVI, No. 43 t j I ll.,es " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' '" Thursday, November 6, 2014 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS 50 cents i Appalachian BioFuels LLC to operate from former Bush building ly competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 40 new jobs paying above the pre- vailing average wage. Appalachian Biofuels is a new company that will process multiple waste Appalachian Biofuels LLC will invest $3.5 mil- lion to establish its head- quarters and enzymatic biodiesel production facili- ty in Russell County in the former Bush Building. Russell County successful- feedstock material and refine it using an enzyme, developed and manufac- tured in Haifa, Israel, to produce biodiesel. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Russell County Industrial Development Authority, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), and the Virginia Israel Advisory Board to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $200,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Russell County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $210,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the projects. The company qualifies for rail access funding from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and will also be eligible for Sales and Use tax exemp- tions on equipment. Funding and services to support the company's employee training activi- ties will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. "Due to the tremendous support of Governor McAuliffe, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Virginia Israel Advisory Board, VCEDA, the Tobacco Commission, Russell County Board of Supervisors, the members of the Industrial Development Authority of Russell County and our friends in Wise County and the Town of St. Paul, we are able to see people working and money invest- ed in a building that has been empty for years," said Harry Rutherford, Chairman of the IDA of Russell County. "This is a winner for all, unemployed coal miners going back to work, a green energy facil- ity keeping a waste product out of our landfills, increased tax base and a morale booster for people of the area." A large crowd was on hand to hear the industrial announcement. Harry Rutherford, Chairman of Russell County IDA, addressed the crowd on Wednesday, October 29. Calendar of events.'- .... ........... Remembering the St. Paul High School Class of 1944 AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENTARY PTA- 3rd Monday, 7 pm school cafeteria. 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, I 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. NEIGHBORS AID- Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neighbors Aid Building, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, lll[il!i!i!jill!i!J!!l!!llil 6 pm, Lebanon. Paul, are: 9:30am-6pm CLINCHFIELD Monday; 10:30am-7pm LODGE #256-Stated Tuesday; Closed Communication, 1 st Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm Saturdays, 7:30; School Thursday and Friday. of Instruction third Saturday Closed. Thursdays, 7 pm Sunday Closed. RECOVERY DICKENSON- GROUP-The Wise B U N D Y - T h e County Mental Health Dickenson-Bundy Log Center conducts a House is open weekly recovery group for sub- Thursdays through stance abusers and fam- Saturdays, 10-3, and ilies Fridays at 10 am" Sundays 12-4pm. Call 276-679-0810. SOCIAL SECURI- ACOAMEETING- TY-The Wise Social Adult Children of Security Office is open Alcoholics meet Mondays-Fridays from Mondays, 7 pm, First 9am-4pm. Phone num- Baptist Church, bers are 1-800-772- Coeburn. Call 762- 1213 or 276-679-7633. 0016, 276-395-6588 or L I B R A R Y 276-679-7371. FRIENDS-Friends of LITrLE LEAGUE- the J. Fred Matthews The Clinch River Little Memorial Library, St. League Board meet at 4 Paul meet at the Library pm third Sundays at the on first Thursdays at 4 UMWA Building in pm. Castlewood. All inter- VFW POST 9864- ested persons are invit- VFW Post 9864, ed to attend. Lebanon, welcomes H.O.P.E. HOUSE- new members. If you H.O.P.E. House pro- served overseas during vides emergency shel- any war, write VFW ter for victims of Post 9864, P.O. Box domestic violence in 1419, Lebanon, VA Wise, Russell, 24266 and send name, Dickenson, Lee, Scott address and phone and Buchanan counties number. Transfers wel- and the City of Norton. comed. Volunteers needed- HEALTH SER- training available. Call VICES-The Wise 1-800-572-2278. County Health SENIOR CITI- Department, Wise, is ZENS-The Castle- open from 8am-8pm wood Senior Citizens first Thursdays. meet at 10 am Clinics will be Wednesdays at the offered in family plan- Castlewood Lions Den. ning, pediatrics, school Anyone 60 or over is and adult physicals, invited. WIC, Paps and immu- The Dante Senior n i z a t i o n s . Citizens meet each Appointments are nec- Monday and Tuesday at essary for all but immu- 10 am at the Dante Fire nizations. For an Department. Russell appointment, call 762- County residents 60 or 328-8000. older are invited. F A C I L I T I E S RUSSELL CO. AVAILABLE-The LIBRARY-Hours at the Tacoma Community Russell County Public Center is available for Library, Lebanon, are reunions, birthdays and M/Tu/W/F 10am- showers. 5:30pm;Th 10am-8pm; All proceeds reha- Sa 10am-2pm. Sunday bilitate the Tacoma Closed. School as a Community MATTHEWS Center. For informa- LIBRARY-Hours at the tion, call 395-6398. J. Fred Matthews 100TH BIRTH- Memorial Library, St. DAY-Appalachian p, Church and church-related activities 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 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 resume, writing and interviewing. For details, call 1-800-422- 3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTA- TION- The Appalachian Agency for Senior 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 frst Thursdays, Russell County Public Library, Lebanon. Group purpose is "to learn, to share and to perpetuate family history." William T. Fuller, 276-623-3410 or fullerjr1942@ See. CALENDAR, Page 8 calendar on page 3 by Jerry Couch HISTORY For the first time in twelve long years the school bell will cease to ring for this, the grad- uating class of 1944. The knowledge that we have reached that attainment makes us proud, but we regret that the time has come to relinquish our friendships and associa- tions here. Of the original primary class of forty-three girls in 1932, only Helen Barker remains. Of the forty-six boys, only Floyd Holbrook is now present. Robert Jessee, also of this beginning class, was with us until the end of September when he entered the U. S.N. The remaining fourteen members have been annexed at different intervals as follows: Marie Suit joined us in the fourth grade, from Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Belva Kilgore entered our class in grade five; Mildred Brooks, Hershell Lawson, and Fred Lawson joined us in the eighth grade from Dry Fork. Estelle Bays, Lloyd Evans, and Virginia Sutherland came into our class from Dwina, and also Nell Holbrook was added last year through her summer school courses. Arthur Hileman, now our class president, joined us in the eighth grade from Virginia City. Faye Heck re-entered the high school here three years ago in the ninth grade and became a member of the class by taking addi- tional courses. We were happy to welcome Audrey Howell from Coeburn last year. Finally, Joe Allen and Anna Lee Greer were united with us from Dante, making a total of sixteen members. Although our class has been assembled as a whole for a very short period, we have established warm friendships and close ties. We regret the loss of any others who might have been with is, for this is power in large numbers. Realizing that we are not the best nor the largest class of this, our alma mater, yet we have played some part in the drama of St. Paul High, and we have capitalized on its resources, including our princi- pal, our teachers, and working materials. We hope that our leaving will make a vacan- cy not too great to be filled by those who follow us, and that this yearbook will eave a good impression of our class for years to come. 1944 Senior Class Play On Friday evening, April 21, 1944, the senior class of St. Paul High School pre- sented the play "Gabriel, Blow Your Horn." The cast (shown above) included: Joe Allen, Virginia Sutherland, Anna Lee Greer, Mildred Brooks, Faye Heck, Audrey Howell, Belva Kilgore, Marie Suit, Helen Barker, Estelle Bays, Nell Holbrook, Lloyd Evans, Hershell Lawson, Fred Lawson, Floyd Holbrook, and Arthur Hileman. The play was directed by Rosa Evelyn Gray. Ushers were Estelle Bays, Belva Kilgore, Marie Suit, and Nell Holbrook. Continued next week