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Vol. LVIH, No. 52 Thursday, December 29, 2016 576 EX/C Smalltown Papers 217 W. Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 llll '" "The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things . . .' '" \ Saint Paul, Virginia -V i n i a PRESS 50 cents Since 1992, Food City - in partnership with their customers conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non- profit hunger relief organi- zations. The holiday pro- motion, entitled "Race Against Hunger" is co- sponsored by Kellogg's. "Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City and Kellogg's are proud to be a part of the "Race Against Hunger," says Steven C. Smith, Food City's presi- dent and chief executive officer. Throughout the promo- tion, $1, $3, and $5 scan- able cards were available at Food City checkouts. Customers wishing to make a donation simply selected the desired dollar amount and it was added to their grocery bill. All pro- ceeds benefit hunger relief and charitable organiza- tions in our region. "Millions of Americans need food assistance each On Christmas Day, the St. Paul United Methodist Church held its 15th annual Community,Christmas Dinner. The dinner is a non-sec- tarian event for anyone who wants to attend. Despite the rainy weather, attendance was excellent with diners sharing Christmas cheer throughout the afternoon. Carry-out meals were also made available to those who were Unable to attend in person. AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big Stone Gap, 8 pm, Episcopal Church. Tuesdays: St. Paul, 6:00 pm St. Paul" United Methodist Church. Wednesdays: Wise, 8 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 pm, Clintwood United Methodist Church. 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, l 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, Coebum. RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS-First Monday, 6 pm, Lebanon. CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256-Stated Communication. 1 st [[l[It!l!mjlll!l)lNII Thursdays, 7:30; Tuesday; Closed Citizens recognizes School of Instruction Wednesday; 9:30-6 pm persons in Russell, third Thursdays, 7 pm Thursday and Friday. Dickenson, Buchanan R E C O V E R Y Saturday Closed.and Tazewell counties GROUP-The Wise Sunday Closed. who are 100 years old County Mental HealthD I C K E N S O N -or older. Call Dana Center conducts a B U N D Y - T h e Collins, 1-800-656- recovery group for sub- Dickenson-Bundy Log2272, to advise AASC stance abusers and fam- House is open weekly of any upcoming 100th ilies Fridays at 10 am Thursday, Friday and birthday. CAU.276-679-0810. Saturday 10 to 4 and S U P P O R T ACOA MEETING- Sundays 1 to 3. GROUP-Women sur- Adult Children of SOCIAL SECURI- vivors of sexual assault Alcoholics meet TY-The Wise Social are invited to attend Mondays, 7 pm, FirstSecurity Office is open Clinch Valley Baptist Church,Mondays-Fridays from C o m m u n i c a t i o n Coeburn. Call 762- 9am-4pm. Phone num- Action, Inc./Family 0016, 276-395-6588 or bers are 1-800-772- Crisis Services' sup- 276-679-7371. 1213 or 276-679-7633. port group meeting LITrLE LEAGUE- L I B R A R Y with victims of similar The Clinch River Little FRIENDS-Friends ofsituations Mondays, League Board meets at the J. Fred Matthews 10:30 am-12 noon. For 3 pm third Sundays at Memorial Library, St. information call Rande Ma Whitenack Little Paul meet at the Library Hackler, 276-988-5583 League Field. All inter- on first Tuesdays at or Ranetta Davis, 276- ested persons are invit- 5:30 pm. 889-8206. ed to attend. VFW POST 9864- FREE ADULT ED- H.O.P.E. HOUSE- VFW Post" 9864, Free adult education H.O.P.E. House pro- Lebanon, welcomes classes ate available in vides emergency shel- new members. If you Lee, Scott and Wise ter for victims of served overseas during counties and the City of domestic violence in any war, write VFWNorton. Daytime and Wise, Russell.Post 9864, P.O. Box evening classes for Dickenson. Lee, Scott 1419, Lebanon, VA adults who want to and Buchanan counties 24266 and send name, improve their basic and the City of Norton. address and phone skills. Instructors also Volunteers needed- number. Transfers wel- assist adults with job- training available. Call comed, related skills including 1-800-572-2278. HEALTH SER- resume, writing and SENIOR CITI- VICES-The Wise interviewing. For ZENS-The Castle-County Health details, call 1-800-422- wood Senior CitizensDepartment, Wise, is 3433 or276-386-2433. meet at 10 am open from 8am-8pm TRANSPORTA- Wednesdays at the first Thursdays. TION- The Castlewood Lions Den. Clinics will be Appalachian Agency Anyone 60 or over is offered in family plan- for Senior Citizens pro- invited, ning, pediatrics, school vides disability trans- The Dante Senior and adult physicals, portation services in Citizens meet e~ch WIC, Paps and immu-Buchanan, Dickenson. Monday and Tuesdayat n i z a t i o n s .Russell and Tazewell 10 am at the Dante Fire Appointments are nec- counties to individuals Department. Russell essary for all but immu- with disabilities, County residents 60 or nizations. For an regardless of age. Call older are invited, appomtment, call 762- 1-888-656-2272. RUSSELL CO. 328-8000. G E N E A L O G Y LIBRARY-Hours at the F A C I L I T I E SGROUP-The Russell Russell County Public AVA I L A B L E- T h e County Genealogy Library, Lebanon, are Tacoma Community Group meets 5:30 pm Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Center is available for first Thursdays, Russell Wed & Fri 10am- reunions, birthdays and County Public Library, 5:30pm; Sat 10-3pm. showers. Lebanon. Closed Sun & Men. All proceeds reha- Group purpose is M A T T H E W S bilitate the Tacoma"to learn, to share and LIBRARY-Hours at the School as a Community to perpetuate family J. Fred Matthews Center. For informa- history." William T. Memorial Library, St. tion, call 395-6398. Fuller. 276-623-3410 Paul. are: 9:30am- 100TH BIRTH- 6pm Monday; DAY-Appalachian 1 0 : 3 0 a m - 7 p m Agency for Senior See CALENDAR, Page 8 Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 year. The Food City Race Against Hunger campaign is one way we can help those in need right here in our own area," adds Kevin Stafford, vice president of marketing for Food City. The 2015-2016 Race Against Hunger Campaign raised over $399,500. (Morning Star Church, House of the Lord Church, and First Baptist Church.) is among those scheduled to receive a portion of the proceeds. The organiza- tion is slated 'to receive ($1500.00 each organiza- tion) during an upcoming presentation ceremony. "We would like to thank Kellogg's and our loyal customers for helping make this promotion such a huge success. Their gen- erosity will help feed thou- sands of our friends and neighbors in need through- out the region," adds Smith. Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA- T Food Stores (Food City's parent company) operates 135 retail outlets through- out southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia. (See photos on page 8.) by Jerry Couch In 1915, the Woman's Club of St. Paul was found- ed by a group of ladies who considered themselves the "social leaders" of the town. Of course, there wasn't much to lead. The town proper had such a small population it was lit- tle more than a neighbor- hood. However...these ladies had ambitions. Some people (men in par- ticular) probably thought the ladies had TOO much ambition and considered them to be meddlers, but the ladies were undeterred. They had made up minds and were a force to be reckoned with. My original Woman's Club history article appeared several years ago and was primarily a synop- sis of the club's activities. This time around, I thought you might be interested in reading a transcription of the club's minutes from the years 1915 through 1924. These minutes reveal some of the club's principal goals: School improve- mec t; municipal water and sewage facilities; elimina- tion of rats; and the sup- pression of crime and vice. Obviously the St. Paul Police Department is still tangling with that last line item. Some issues are eter- nal. So, let us begin .... ..... On the 4th Friday in February [1915] at the home of Mrs. Bolton a very interesting literary and musical program was ren- dered: * 1 st number was a duet - Mrs. Dickenson and Mrs. Harwell *2nd vocal solo Mrs. C' E. Greear *3rd piano solo - Mrs. Bailey *4th and last was a Would you like to see your favorite movie showing again in downtown St. Paul? How about a Barter Players production or music from local favorite Folk Soul Revival? Maybe you would like to hold your next club or business meeting in a comfortable private space. Your donation can help revitalize the historic Lyric Theater and make it a down- town destination for locals and visitors. The Capital Campaign has raised over $46,000. Can we reach our goal of $50,000 by December 31, 2016? Tax deductible dona- tions may be made to: The Lyric Project PO Box 818 St. Paul, VA 24283; at Carter Bank & Trust in St. Paul; or online at www.stpaul- Every donation, regardless of amount, is important and is certainly appreciated. an's C1 a legacy of service musical contest, prize being won by Mrs. Bailey --On Friday, March 5, 1915 the Woman's Club met at the home of Mrs. Clyde Greear and was called to order by the pres- ident after which the min- utes of the previous meet- ing were read by the secre- tary. Each member present answered to roll call by some current news. Owing to the inclemency of the weather there were only 7 members present. The motion to have the 2nd week in March as clean-up week was carried and committee was appointed to guard the sta- tion of tin can deposits, each. boy being paid at the rate of 10 cents per hun- dred for cans gathered on lots within the town limits. Mesdames James. Dickenson, J. N. Greear. and C. H. Greear were appointed as a committee to secure information on the planting of trees and report on same at the next meeting, which was asked to be at the home of Mrs. William Bailey. Mrs. J. L. Jennings, Secretary Treasurer's Report: There is at present in the treasury $9.25 - $7.00 of which Mrs. L. B. Harwell raised. --On the afternoon of March 12, 1915 the woman's club met at the home of Mrs. Bailey and was called to order by the president. A committee composed of Mrs. Bolton and Mrs. Dickenson was appointed to make arrange- ment with some person or persons in regard to getting trees to be set out along streets of the town. A report on clean up week was given by the club members with the excep- tion of a few who owing to unavoidable circumstances made it necessary to mail(?) some later in the season A motion to the effect that a prize be given to the child who produces the best bunch of flowers from their planting. The towels were distrib- uted among the club mem- bers -the time set for sale was not decided upon. It was also moved and seconded that the president write the railroad officers in regards to beautifying their premises, etc. On motion for adjourn- ment the club was asked to meet at the home of Mrs. Harwell. Mrs. J. L. Jennings, Secretary The literary meeting of the Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs James Dickenson by whom was given an introductory reading followed by a piano duet by Mrs. Dickenson and Mrs. Irvin. A very interesting paper on the life of Shubert was ready by Miss Page. A vocal solo by Mrs. C. E. Greear and a sketch of Shakespeare's life by Mrs. C. H. Greear; Mrs. James Dickenson given a role from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice." Tableaux Romeo and Juliet by Miss Page and Mrs. Shaut. Vocal duet by Mrs. C. E. Greear & Mrs. Dickenson and also Shubert's Serenade by the latter. A piano solo by Mrs. Jennings at the close of which the meeting stood adjourned to meet at the home of Mrs. J. N. Greear. --The Woman's Club met at the home of Mrs. J. N. Greear on Friday April 9, 1915. The meeting was called to order by the pres- ident, report and roll call See Woman's Club, Page 8 11 ~ Ii