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FOOTBALL FRIDAY 7 30 P.M. Castlewood at Hurley " 'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' " S f,~ . Vol. L, No. 45 Thursday, November 8, 2007 Saint Paul, Virginia Ill ] 50c ?il 9 Incumbent Sheriff Ronnie defeated incumbent District 4 Oakes won handily over hisSupervisor Leland Branham, Kyle Fletcher lost his bid for whowon re-election over Rocky visors seat in Russell County ing (unopposed), and Michael opponent, Danny C.' Mullins, 914. Other Supervisors seats re-election to the Wise County Canlxell 1156 to 824. New-over Mike Rhea 912-414, with Puckett, 1489(unopposed) 6283 to 1695. Ronald Elkins, were won by incumbent Fred School Board. He will be comers Ted Thompson and three offourprecinctsreporting. OtherWise County raceshad unopposed, won the Common-Luntsford, 1293-697 over Ben replaced on January 1 by Charles Miller ran for theTaking the other Russell Super- incumbent Circuit Court Clerkwealth Attorney's seat. Douglas. L. Boggs. J. H. Rivers defeated Vanessa Perry, Coeburn, who District 3 seat, with Thompson visors' seats were Jon Bower- .Jack Kennedy defeat Danny G.Mullins, Jr also unopposecl, Joyce Maxfield 1077-1000, won the seat 1296-730 The winning 1397-666. In District2, bank, Supervisor at Large. Mullins 5032 to 2787, with 12was elected Commissioner of while incumbent Steve E. Bates term of the other District 4 incumbent Margaret Craft was 2073, over Butch Ball, 1544, of 13 precincts reporting. Revenue. . defeated B. Scott Harvey 1242- member, Monty Salyer, does not defeated by Mike T. Mullins and Carter McGlothlin, 1229, Neither of the two senators, Delores Smith defeated John 425 expire until 2009. 1107=494. Jeffrey R. Salyers, with 11 of 15 precinctsreport- Phillio Puckett and William Peace for the Treasurer's seat In Russell County, Senator The other Wise County also in that race, had 462 votes, hag.; Robert J. Keene, 155 (un- Wampler, was opposed, nor was4320 to 3556. Phillip Puckett was unopposed, School BoardseatswerewonbyErnest "Shy" Kennedy won opposed); Danny L Brown, 70, House of Delegates member Dana Kilgore, with 1093, as was House Of Delegates member Bud Phillips. Dan Mark Hutchinson, District 1, the District 2 Board of Super- with 1 of four precincts report- Bud Phillips. e Bowling, also unopposed, won Santa Tram SPHS PACE team advanc s t.o .ou o J Fred Matthews Memorial mb u Delegates seat. With 11 of 15 precincts : Library to sponsor children's Nove er 17 to to rnament semi-finals reporting, Ann McReynolds led Dollie Compton 2673 to 2342 The 65th annual Santa Train, With Monday's 209-97 tour- champion Coeburn-at CoeburrT for the Clerk of Court position. i reading contest sponsored by CSX Transpor- nament quarter-final victory ov- 146-126. Burton will meet J.J. Incumbent Michael Bush was The J. Fred Matthews their age category will receive a tat-ion, the Kingsport Chamber er Powell Valley, the St. Paul Kelly at 6 p.m. Wednesday. unopposed. Memorial Library has been special certificate and be entered of Commerce and Food City, High School "PACE team ad- Kelly advanced by defeatingIncumbent Sheriff Steven L. ; selected by the National Endow- in a drawing to win a special will make its rounds on Sat- vances to the semi-final round Appalachia 140-100. That Dye won hisre-election bid with meat for the Humanities to one-of-a-kind canvas book bag urday, November l7. Wednesday atthe WiseCountymatch was held at Kelly. 2,511, with I1 of 15 precincts receive the 2007 We The People designed by the library. Drawing The wain will make its first Career and Technical Center, The finals will be held reporting. His opponents includ- ? Bookshelf on the Pursuit ofwill be held on March 31, 2008. stop in Shelby, Kentucky, with Wise. Monday's match was Thursday with the Kelly/Burton ed Glenn Kennedy 1596; Chuck Happiness. Each child who reads For a list of titles or more stops in Marrowbone and played at St. Paul Pound ad- winner competing against the Counts, 912; and Carl Tankers- Elkhorn City. The Santa Train vanced with a 160-144 win over victor of the Pound/St. Paul ley, 123. a We The People Bookshelf on information please call or stop will then stop at Toms Bottom, Clintwood in a match played at match for the tournament Randy N. Williams and the Pursuit of Happiness title in by the Library. Haysi, Clinehco, Fremont,at Pound. championship. This match will Helen Baker were unopposed The Clinch Valley Times St. Paul, Dungannon,In a surprise win, .John I. also be held at the Wise County for their seats as Commissioner Fort Blackmore, Kermit, Way- Burton defeated regular,season Career and Technical Center. of Revenue and Treastn'er, cross and then it reaches needs its subscribers' help! its final destination. Holiday schedule for Town First D The Town Hall will be closed willchange as follows: Due to several factors, not To he|p us get back on track, eacon on Monday, November 12 in Monday 19 ",:ame schedule. the least of which are a small could you, our subscribers, do, staff andamassive schedule of this for us? Send a check for Alumni Game o se va o of Veterans Day. Tuesday 20, Wednesdays There will, however, be no run will be picked up on medical appointments which has your renewal, being sure to St. Paul High School be change in the garbage pickup Tuesday. taken a lot of work time away include the mailing label from from one of our people at the your paper, to Clinch Valley having the first annual Deacon schedule. Wednesday 21,Thursday s CVTimes, we've become quite Times, P. O. Box 817, St. Paul, Alumni Game versus the 2007- The Town Hall will be closed run will be picked up on delinquent in mailing notices to VA 24283. 2008 boys' and girls' basketball at 12 noon on Wednesday, Wednesday. subscribers for renewing their As an incentive for you, if teams. The event will be held November 21 and all day on Thursday, no garbage pickup subscriptions, you're willing to do this, you Friday, November 30 starting at Thursday and Friday November Friday, regular run. So we're going to ask for may deduct $2 from the cost of 7:00 pm during the annual 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving Have a wonderful Thanks- your help. At the top right hand the subscription. Instead of $25 Deacon Madness which is an holidays. The garbage schedule giving! side of the mailing label which for Wise and Russell counties, event held each year to Idve the Castlewood Fall Festival directs your newspaper to you send $23; instead of $27.50 for community an opportunity to every week is the date your all other 242 zip codes, send meet the current SPHS The Castlewood Elementary including a haunted hayride, haunted house, lazer tag, maze basketball teams. Any former St. School Fall Festival will be held subscription expires. It may $25.50; and instead of $30 for Paul basketball player, male or on Saturday, November 10 from show that it has already expired- all the other addresses, send -if so, disregard that. We've $28. female, interested m patti- 6 p.m. untilIO p.m. There will stopped subgeriptions because If you're willing to do this, cipating in the first annual be a total of t3 different games , alumnigame please contact we haven t sent the renewalyou 11 provide an enormous 7 n@ti s, so we don't know ifyou amounr of help for us, and will ramcK tJamron or r,aal i i t# e o r'not e/mn" tiide) at PHS, 762-5 or7 bingo, cake walks and a lot of fun for everyone! Come by and join the fun! respectively. James Dickenson with 1893 defeated Frank Gent, 1712, and Lou Ann Wallace, 1686, for the Clinch Valley District seat on the Soil & Water Conservation Board. Russell County School Board incumbents Robert Hillman, Linda Cross and Charlie Collins were unopposed. Harry T. Griffith was also unopposed. Carl Jackson evidently defeated Bill Ed Sample 291-168 with three of four precincts reporting. Incumbent Fayrene Plaster apparently defeated Lowell Boyd 478-253 with three of four precinct reporting. These returns are unofficial AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episoopal Chtrmh; Wedaesdays: Wise, 8 p.m, Trinity United M~uxlist Chinch; Fridays: Clintwood; 7:30 p.m Clintwoexl United Metho- dist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 p.n~, school cafeteria. ST. PAUL IDA ROARD-Foul~ Mondays, 7 p.m St. Paul Town Hall. ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- Second Mondays, 6 p.m Town Hall. RUSSELL COUNTY W&SA- The Russell County Water & Se- wage Authority Board of Direc- tors, 6 p.m. second Mondays. .ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- First Tuesday, 1 p.m Appal# china Agency for Senior Citizens offi~, CIaypod 11/11. Free. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, Presbyterian Church, Norton. CASTLEWOOD LODGE #231-Stated meetings will be beld the third Saturday of each month. The School of Instruc~on will be beld on fourth Thursdays at 7. ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- cond Thursdays, 7:30' p.m Stab ed Communication; First Thurs- day, 7 p.m School of inslnmtiun. VI~V POST //8652, DAV CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 p.m VFW, Riverview, Coebum. HEAD START-Wise CoJNor- ton/ Dickanson Co. Head Start Board, third Tuesdays, Head Start Policy Council, second Tuesdays. NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, 9:30 to 12. St Therese's Neigh- hers Aid Build-lag, new & used clothing for sale. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -First Monday, 6 p.m Lebanon CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- Stated Communication. Ist Satur- days, 7:30; School of Inst~cbon third Thmsdays, 7 p.m TOPS 343 COEBURN-Thors- days, 10 a.m Old Dominion Po- wer Co Coeburn. RECOVERY GROUP-The Wise County Mental Health Cen- ter conducts a recovetv group for substance abusers and fanulies Fridays at 10 a.m. Call 276-679- 0810 ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- mn of Alcoholics meet Mondays, 7 p.m First BaptistL~erv~ Coy- burn. Call 762-0016, 276-395- 6588 or 276-679-737 I. DANTE/WEST DANTE-Com- mtmity meeting, 7 p.m, second Mondays, Dante Community l~/Idmg. Call 495-7007 for more information. LITTLE LEAGUE The Clinch River Little League Board meets at 4 p.m. third Sundays at the UMWA Building in Castlewood. All interested persons are invited to attend. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH The Dante Neighborhood Watch Program will meet at 7 p.m.on second Mondays at the Dante Comanunity Building, Call 495- 7007 for information. H.O.P,E. HOUSE anan counties and the City of Norton. Voluntenrs n~ded-lrain- ing available. Call 1-800-572- 2278. SENIOR CITIZENS .The Castlewood Sem~ Citi- zens meet at 10am. Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Dmx Anyone 60 or over is invited The Dante Se~ior Citizens meet each Monday and Tunsday at 10 a.m, at the Dante Fire D~ pastmunt. Russell County resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at the Russell County pubfic Library, Leb~un, are M/Tuffh, 9 a.m,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hom~s at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 am.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- days/Fridays/Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays a~ Thursdays. See Library for special program scheddes. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson-Eamdy Log House is open weekly Thum:lays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11-4, and Sundays 1-5 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m -4 p.m. Phone numbenm are 1- 800-772-1213 or 276,-679-7633. CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS J. Fred Matthows Memorial Library, St. Paul, sponsors special programs for children. Call 762- 9702 for information. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet at the Library on third Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. VFW POST 9864 VFW Post 9864. Lebanon, wel- comes 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 De- partment, Wise, is open from 8 a.m.-g p.m first Thursdays. Cli- mes will be off~ed in family planning, pediatrics, sabool and adult physicals, WIC, Paps and tmmunizations Appointments are necessary for all but immumza- hens. For an appoint-mant, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Commun/ty Center ~s available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All proceeds rehabilitate the Tacoma School as a Community Canter.For information, call 395-6398. 100TH BIRTHDAY? Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens recognizes persons in Russell, Diekenson, Bechamm and Tazewell counties who are h'brmy of each sdmok and at the Russell County Public Library. SUPPORT GROUP Women survivors of sexual as- sault are imdted to attend Clinch Vall~/ Community Action, IncJ Family Crisis Servia" support group meeting with victims of similar situations Mondays, t0:30 a.m.-12 noon. For information. call Runda Haelder, 276-988- 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276.889- 8206. VEC OFFICE The Virginia Employment Com- missiun's Norton office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FRgE ADULT ED Free adult education classes avm'labhi in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. Dayttme and evening classes for adults who want to unprove their basic skills. Instructors also assist adults with job-ralated skills in- eluding resume writing and inter- viewing, For details, call t-800- 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. TRANSPORTATION The Appalachian Ag~cy for Senior Citizens provides disabili- ty transportstion services in Buc- huna~, Diekenson, Russell and Tazewell counties to individuals with disabilities, regardless of age. Call 1-888-656-2272. GENEALOGY GROUP The Russell County Genealogy Group meets at 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays at the Russell County Public Library, L~bunun. The Group's purpose is "to learn, to share and to ~e family history." For infommtion, call Sunset Salyers, 276-889-0437. JOIN THE FRIENDS Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- thews Memorial Librmy and help ~omo~e the improvement of fnci- lities and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gilt, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- rial Librmy, Att'n:Wihoa Evans, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283 Make cheeks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR Clinch Valley Chapter 0152, Order of Eastern Star, meets ench fourth Tuesday, except for March and December, when the meet- rags are on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 pro. VETERANS' CLAIMS Dickeason County-Oscar Silcox helps file veterans" claims. For appointment, call 276-835- 8847 nights Coobum-A Department of Veterans Services reln~sentatwe will assist clients and answer questions at the Coeburn "vTW Post fi'om 9 am-3:30 p.m. every third Thursday. No services will be available in Coebum in June Russell County-Disabled Amy- 100 years old or older Call Dana ncan Veterans Service Officer Collins, 1-80(0656-2272, to ad- Perry Johnson will assist veterans vise AASC of any upooming m filing claims third Taesdays 100th+birthday. from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Russell SCHOOL POLICIES County Public Library, Lebanon. The Wise County Schcol Russell County-American Board maintains a Policy Manual Leg~un Post 208 Post Service which is available to the public in Officer Todd Salyer can assist the library of each school and in with veterans' claims, records H.O.PE. House provides emer- each county public bbrary, and family assistance. Call him at gency shelter for victims of do- Coptes of the Russell County 276-889-5884 or 276-274-6588. mestic violence in Wise, Russell, School Board Policy Manual Imve FOOD BANK operates a i oo0 Ba :,m+h Tu day frmn 9-11 Lm. ~'tll chor~. Donations me welunn~kt All in ataxt of fired a~ w,lc~a~. COMMUNITY CENTER The Wast Dante Community Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mon- days, For' more infonaation, call 495-7026 or 495-8473. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On MBsion ~,oop at First Baptist Chumh, St. Paul, opens a Clothes Closet fi'om 9-11 a,m. Tuesdays. Anyone who needs clothing is welcome. FREE HIV TESTING Health l~ts in the vasoo Health District offer free confidential HIV testing through- out the year. For informatiun, call Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept 276-346-2011; or Sxorr Co Health Dept .276- 386-1312. FREE GED CLASSES Free GED classes am offered at the Oxbow Family investment Center. St. Paul, Mondays and Wedaesdays from 8:30 a.m,-12 noon. Gleuna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433 JAM SESSION Dante Lives On will host a Jam Session at 6 p.m. first Fridays at the old Pittston building in Dante. All musicians and other interested persons are invited to attend. GED ONLINE The Regional Adult Educatiun Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or withma their own home com- puters, in Lee, Scotl and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED On- line Co-ordinator Marei Gore, 1-800--422-3433 (in Scott County, 386-2433). GED TESTING GED Testing is available Mon- day through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alter- native Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for more information concerning GED testing FOOD DISTRIBUTION Marathon Ministry will hold Food Distribution for the Needy each second Thursday and third Sahtrday at the Marathon office in the Milton Shopping Canter, Casthiwood. Call 276-762-2378. IN CONTROL PROGRAMS In Control. a free diabetes program, meets at Oxbow Center, St. Paul, 5-6 p.m, 2nd Mondays. THRIFT STORE The Thrift Store at the old Cliachfield building, Dante, is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am.-2 p,m. Items maybe donated or purchased. Proceeds go to the Dante Cle~n Up Crew. DANTE LIVES ON The Dante Lives On Board meets at 5 p.m. on 2nd Tuesdays at the old Clinchfield Office building. A Community Meeting is fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. BOOK DISCUSSION The Book Discussion group of J. Fred Martbews Memorial Lib- rary meets at 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays at the Riverside Diner. The annual holiday dinner meet- ing will be Thursday, December 6 Members will exchange ornaments and discuss In Search Dickenann, L,ee, Scott and Buck- ~ placed in the office and the First Baptist Chunk St. Pad, of Eden by Linda Nichols Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 AT THE POLLS IN ST. PAUL The cold weather Tuesday was somewhat canceled by the beautiful sunshine, so the turnout at the polls was relatively good. This scene outside the polling place at St. Paul Elementary School shows Doris Fletcher, the wife of School Board candidate Kyle Fletcher, chatting with Danny G. Mullins, candidate for Wise County Circuit Court Clerk. 4 AT THE SOUTH CASTLEWOOD POLLS Campaigners at the South Castlewood polls on Tuesday afternoon included, left to right, Nick Compton, Mike Horner, Woody Scott and School Board candidate Linda Cross.