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Vol. LVI, No. 46 / 576 EX/C / Smalltown Papers i / 217 W. Cota Street ~ Shelton WA 98584 " 'The time has ~ome,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things ' '" I Thursday, November 27, 2014 Saint Paul, Virginia PRESS 50 cents Ti e Santa Train made its annual journey to our area on Saturday, November 22. A large crowd was on hand to greet the jolly, old fellow and hoping to receive some treats. The Christmas Bazaar was also on the agenda for the day with many food and craft vendors on Fourth Avenue and Market Square. The St. Paul Industrial Development Authority Board, at its meeting on Monday night, heard requests from several organizations and reports on several ongoing projects in the town. The IDE discussed a possible easement on IDA property adjacent to the Bush Building in order to expand the railroad siding in the area. Exact measure- ments of the easement are being studied. The Southwest Virginia Baca told the board that purchased meals and lodg- ing tax had increased with the advent of all the tourism attractions in and around St. Paul. The board voted to donate the $5,000. Chairman Bob Harrison reported that Creative Boutique Hotels would be in St. Paul the second week in December to do a mar- keting study in the area for the Willis Building. Harrison also said that the IDA was seeking funds from VCEDA to aid in the Regional Authority (Spearhead Trails) requested $5,000 from the IDA to use for maintenance and security. In the discussion of the request, board secretary/treasurer Debbie Recreationproject. Harrison also said that he and Mayor Fletcher had attended a breakfast meet- ing with state legislative members in Clintwood on Monday morning. The area members of the state body are very intent with work- ing together for the good of our area. Furthermore, members of the legislation said that state funds would be tight this year due to some of the economic problems facing the state. All of the area~ representa- tives said they would work to see the Coalfields Expressway continue. Harrison also said the Lyric Project was still receiving donations and searching for matching " grants, however, that it would be a slow process. The Board voted to not have a December meeting unless needed because it fell during Christmas week. Ribbon Cutting at Appalachian B ioFuels December 3 Items of Interest CHS vs SPHS Alumni Game: The 2nd Annual Castlewood Vs St. Paul High School Alumni basketball games will be played Saturday, November 29 at the SPHS gym. The girls game begins at 6 with the boys game following. Admission is $5.00 Tour Old Russell County Courthouse: The Historical Society of Russell County will host a very special Candlelight Tour of the Old Russell County Courthouse at Dickensonville on Saturday, November 29 with tours from 4 until 8 pm. Christmas Play: Cricket County Christmas Wedding. Dec 7, 6 PM. Sulphur Springs Methodist, 107 Sulphur Spnngs Circle, Castlewood 276 393 6599 Christmas Sing December 14: There will be a Christmas Sing on Sunday, December 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Paul Auditorium. Come listen to, and participate in, Christian Christmas music. Direct Marketing of Farm Products Workshop: December 18 - Direct Marketing of Farm Products - 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Norton Community Center - Speaker: Chris Salyer, VDACS - This workshop is part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension - Wise County "Garden Wise Series" - to register contact Extension Agent Phil Meeks ( or 276-328-6194). AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pro, Episcopal Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pro, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fr.idays: Clintwood, 7:30 pro, Clintwood United Methodist Church. COPPER CREEK ELEMENTARY 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 pro, 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 Communication; First Thursday, 7 pm S6hool of Instruction. VFW POST #8652, DAV CHAPTER 12- 4th Tuesday, 7 pro, VFW, Riverview, Coebum. 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, IIlIll[lli!)l!U!!ll!llml 6 pm, Lebanon. Paul, are: 9:30am-6pm Agency for Senior CLINCHFIELD Monday; 10:30am-7pm Citizens recognizes LODGE #236-Stated Tuesday; Closed personsin Russell Communication, 1st Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm Dickenson, Buchanan Saturdays, 7:30; School, Thursday and Friday. and Tazewell counties of Instruction thirdSaturday Closed.who are 100 years old Thursdays, 7 pm Sunday Closed. or older. Call Dana R E C O V E R Y D I C K E N S ON -Collins, 1-800-656- GROUP-The Wise B U N D Y - T h e 2272, to advise AASC County Mental Health Dickenson-Bundy Log of any upcoming 100th Center conducts a House isopen weekly birthday. recovery group for sub- Thursdays through S U P P O R T stance abusers and fam- Saturdays, 10-3, and GROUP-Women sur- ilies Fridays at 10 am Sundays 12-4 pm. vivors of sexual assault. Call 276-679-0810. SOCIAL SECURI- are invited to attend ACOAMEETING- TY-The Wise SocialClinch Valley Adult Children of Security Office is open C o m m u n i c a t i o n Alcoholics meet Mondays-Fridays from Action, Inc./Family Mondays, 7 pro, First 9am-4pm. Phone num- Crisis Services' sup- Baptist Church, bers are 1-800-772- port group meeting Coeburn. Call 762- 1213 or 276-679-7633. with victims of similar 0016, 276-395-6588 or L I B R A R Y situations Mondays, 276-679-7371. FRIENDS-Friends of10:30 am-12 noon. For LITTLE LEAGUE- the J. Fred Matthews information call Rande The Clinch River Little Memorial Library, St. Hackler, 27.6-988-5583 League Board meet at 4 Paul meet at the Library or Ranetta Davis, 276- pm third Sundays at the on first Thursdays at 4 889-8206. UMWA Building in pro. FREE ADULT ED- Castlewood. All inter- VFW POST 9864- Free adult education ested persons are inviit- VFW Post 9864, classes are available in ed to attend. Lebanon, welcomes Lee, Scott and Wise H.O.P.E. HOUSE- new members. If you counties and the City of H.O.P.E. House pro- served Overseas during Norton. Daytime and vides emergency shel- any war, ,write VFW evening classes for ter .for victims of Post 9864, P.O. Box adults who want to domestic violence in 1419, Lebanon, VA'improve their basic Wise, Russell,24266 and send name, skills. Instructors also Dickenson, Lee, Scottaddress and phone assist adults with job- and Buchanan counties number. Transfers wel- related skills including and the City of Norton. corned, resume, writing and Volunteers needed- HEALTH SER- interviewing.For training available. Call VICES-The Wise details, call 1-800-422- 1-800-572-2278. County' Health 3433 or 276-386-2433. SENIOR CITI- Department, Wise, is TRANSPORTA- ZENS-The Castle-open from 8am-8pm TION- The wood Senior Citizens first Thursdays. Appalachian Agency meet at 10 am Clinics will befor Senior Citizens pro- Wednesdays at the offered in family plan- vides disability trans- Castlewood Lions Den. ning, pediatrics, school portation services, in Anyone 60 or over is and adult physicals, Buchanan, Dickenson, invited. WIC, Paps and immu-Russell and Tazewell The Dante Senior n .i z a t i o n s . counties to individuals Citizens meet eachAppointments are nec- with disabilities, Monday and Tuesday at essary for all but immu- regardless of age. Call 10 am at the Dante Fire nizations. 'For an 1-888-656-2272. Department. Russellappointment, call 762- G E N E A L O G Y County residents 60 or 328-8000. GROUP-The Russell older are invited. F A C I L I T I E SCounty Genealogy RUSSELL CO. AVAILABLE-The Group meets 5:30 pm LIBRARY-Hours at the Tacoma Community first Thursdays, Russell . Russell County Public Center is available for County Public, Library, Library, Lebanon, are reunions, birthdays and Lebanon. M/Tu/W/F 10am- showers. Group pro'pose is 5:30pm; Th 10am-8pm; All proceeds reha- "to leam, to share and Sa 10am-2pm. Sunday bilitate the Tacomato perpetuate family Closed. School as a Community history." William T. M A T T H E W S Center. For informa- Fuller, 276-623-3410 LIBRARY-Hours at the tion, call 395-6398. or ful.lerjr1942@ J. Fred Matthews 100TH BIRTH- Memorial Library, St. DAY-Appalachian See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 Appalachian BioFuels will hold a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, December 3 at 1:30 with special guests Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Secy. Maurice Jones. This event will be held at the Appalachian BioFuels building, next to McDonalds. 0 ass by Jerry Couch THE WILL OF THE 1945 SENIORS We, the Class of 1945, in nineteen individual and distinct parts, being about to pass out of this sphere of education, in full posses- sion of a crammed mind, well-trained memory, and To Georgia Kilgore, Edith leaves our speech- making ability. - To Colleen Roller, Nellie Doyle leaves her red hair and moccasins. To Ralph Lawson, Junior Dye wills his physique. - Rachel Former leaves almost superhuman under- her "voice with a smile" to standing, do make and pub- Marilyn Miller. lish-this, .oar last will and -- To Cuba Hawkins, testament, herby revoking Mary Austin wills her and making void all former golden voice and oPera wills or promises by us at ' singing. any time heretofore made, - To Katheryn Roller, or mayhap, carelessly spo- Betty Purcell leaves her ken, one to the other, as the commercial ambition. thoughtless wish of an idle Viviefi Brooks hour. bequeaths her quietness to some of the businesses which purchased advertis- ing space in the 1945 St. Paul High School year- book. Many of these busi- nesses have been the focus of individual Clinch Valley Times histOry articles. May these brief notes bring you a happy memory for this week of Thanksgiving. St. Paul Coca-Cola Bottling Co Inc. - One of the longest-lived manufac- turing companies in' St. Paul. The Order of the Eastern Star now occupies a portion of the" former Coca-Cola plant. The remainder of the building was demolished as part of Informal picture of Class of '45 We give and bequeath to our beloved principal, Mr. Richmond, our sincere affection, our deepest rev- erence, our heartiest grati- tude, and the whole unlim- ited wealth of our eternal memory. In an attempt at partial payment for all that he has done for us during our long years at St. Paul High School, we make over to him, here and now, a heavy mortgage on our future in the Great Unknown beyond. To our former class- mates now in the service, we leave our sincere desire that they may be given the opportunity to participate in activities that they have missed and all of our best wishes in general. To any class that needs it, we leave our ability to cooperate and get along as a class. To our sponsors, Miss Buchanan and Mrs. Linkous, the profound admiration and ever-endur- ing friendship of the Class of 1945, in individual as well as collective manifes- tation. To James Patrick, Blanche Cooke wills her ability to get to school on time. Morgan ' Stanton bequeaths his good looks to Don Bays. Estelle Waft. Gillard Sutherland wills his friendliness and nice attitude to Junior Quillen. - To Davy Lee Horton, Peggy Hall leaves her intelligence and high marks. Louise Holbrook leaves her height to Ardetta Hall. - To Mary Lynn Sparks, Kathleen Brown bequeaths her kindness and sincerity. - Vergie Horton wills her dignity to Jean Fortner. - June Porter wills her dancing ability to Betty Supcoe. - Nell Brooks wills her smile and attitude to Edith Minton. - Eula Quillen wills her little hands to Tango Cheek. Wilma Meade bequeaths her wit to Joanna Gordon. SENIORS OF '45 1945 YEARBOOK ADS Each year students who produced the St. Paul High School yearbook can- vassed local merchants in hopes of receiving spon- sorship ads to defray pub- lishing costs. Business owners recognized com- munity sponsorship as goodwill which translates to good business. Here are the St. Paul Redevelopment Project. M y 1 e c r a ft Manufacturing Company, Inc. - Mylecraft was owned by Leona Vera Myles of New York City. "Miss Myles" was a for- ward-thinking individual who believed in giving back to the communities where her garment facto- ries (she owned several) were located. For exam- ple, she contributed a sub- stantial sum to provide St. Paul with its first munici- pal swimming pool and also for playground equip- ment at the St. Paul School. Mylecraft was not a sweat- shop. Its employees eamed wages and received bene- fits that were above aver- age for the garment indus- try - even during the Great Depression. Upon her death in 1955, Miss Myles bequeathed $50 to each person ill her employ. Though L. V. Myles Inc. is still in business, the com- pany appears to have devi- ated from the ideals of its founder. In recent years it has come under fire in pub- lished reports for below- average wages paid to workers at its factories in Haiti. Fuller's Market - A See Class of '45, Page 8