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i ,O _ _. \'._ " .__ " 'The time has come.' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things...' " ..... Vol. LI_b_No. 52 Thursday, December 31, 2009 Saint Paul Vir inia ........... :._ ............... 50C ................... "dlI " ' " ~ I II~ II - 1 I ~ g ...... I" "ng Council ........... I , {)lnt m ,, tl ....... " Its "l decision " " " r cha'e W 11 s B ld { I~.i ~,~l ~:~. ,, The St Paul Town Council cllman Kenneth Holbrook voted members Frank Molinary and D. i";" and the " St Paul Industrial no, noting that his vote was cast J. Jessee. The SPIDA would [I i; Development" Authority Board "under the circumstances." He assist the town in steps 2 and 3 @. .... met in a joint session at 6 p m dldn t explain, at the appropriate time. White- . " on Monday, December 21,' ai Mayor Kyle Fletcher thennack added that the assistance ~eJltlt~~~ ~'~ ' HI~,-- -- -- - - ,= " I - " : .t... T....- ~drm, ... a: ....... ~.^ called a ten minute recess he nronosed includes aid finan- ., , , ,, -"i ! :- - ............ Willis Buildin lt., tsoara t nairman Bob ciauy, in planning, in an an- :, , ,' including the role of the Town s "efly reviewed the earlier to the Town Council meeting, . .. ,,..31 I II - ownership of the old Willisdiscussion and motion, which was reconvened, and the { I lbmllll'at The Viruinia Det)art- At that point, Blake White-Council members were made . / l ii lll ....... ment o'f Housino and ( om nack submitted the following aware ofthelDA'saction. J I I rq ...... ...... muni*" Develo"ment which ad- motion: As a member of the St. _ ON SATURDAY MORNING...This is how the neighborhood looked onSaturday minis(ers the Downtown Revita- Pau! Industrial Development mePresent tot the Town Council morning, December 19, befre the snw st__pped" . ' amoi! emrlii! biq ner ! Congressman Boucher s focus, balancing positi in1' "to eligible to" be perry and donate said prope 3 Sharon Steele and Kenneth Hol to the Town of St Paul for the brook; Town Treasurer Debbie .. ......... granted Downtown Revitaliza- " B c " "- - " the federal budget, protecting coal industry, ti~t.fu~dSihadreceivedaletter PzaUtirPo~SegfD=~cWatiRevi-~is ~al~t;n?n~r~esenW~ /}ott~l~y - ....... from" Miners Exchanc, e Bank acquisition of the propertymeeting were Chairman Bob ~:IMCl rF:~'i't"~l~l'Tlln(T htaalth oorp crtan lhlxr nresident Charles W~d who would be step 1 of a plan that Harrison, Board members Bill u.x'x~a, x~x~JXXXlxxJt~ xJt~,,/gtJt~.xx ~,,~u.x~,, o~JtxoJttaxv r , ' ' would include 2" secure and Steele Blake Whitenack and J" . - =/ on behalf of the Bank s Board, ) , Paying his annual visit to the to...create a balanced federal have either a "yes" or a "no" offered the buildin to the Town stabilize the building and 3) D. Cassell (IDA member Jack Clinch Valley Times on Mon-budget," Congressman Boueher vote--no amendments,, and no for the $130 000 s'till owed on market the building. The nego- Kiser was present at the begin- day morning, Congressman Rick said, adding that this item is his tampering. Congress would the mortgage when the Banktiation of a purchase pricening of the meeting but left Boucher first briefly discussed top priority, have to approve either all or acauired building, several would be done by the committee early); IDA Clerk Debbie Baca; the massive power outages He said he is co-sponsor of a none of the recommendationsm0 ths aeo of Chairman Bob Harrison, and IDA Attorney Linda Tiller. experienced in the area over the bill which would create a bi- The recommendations would be Follo 'm an extended dis- " " " past week He said he had partisan commission corn nsed desl ed to achieve a balanced , . , " . " , " " p" "gn " cussion during which both out- rlans ongoln mr oroooseO spoken to American Electric or people outside the federal budget, right nurchase of the building, x x Power late Sunday night, and government, including advo- As Priority #2, the Con- -hal in- a six to 12 month o 1 IX/" ~ ~ 1"~1 . about 1,700 Wise Countycares of some specific groups, gressman said he wants to work tion woro proposo , mak Keglonal wastewater t'lant homes, mostly, m. the Pound such as AARP, but mostly of with colleagues to take all Whitenack, who serves on both ....... ..... e pit ....... nlan fnr area, remained wttlaout power, economists. The commission necessary steps to prevent the the Council and the IDA Board, cies which will be -art of the " Castlewood, and Mattern & Altogether in the Ninth District, would be required to look at all EPA from re ulatin carbon ..... a ,/,,, e,,tl.. ; .... ^ ..... " ........... , . . ............ -,-,,--,s: - Kegional wastewater rreatment t ralg engineer MarK t-ltli, who hell,aped, oAuEt;ghead qqvUerarter tfa e fefe ra n Ptndntg, coand tigt tde o l;l n ai h SuPe me_ member of the St. Paul Town Plant met the St. Paul Town is coordinating the project.. , .. " ........ " .. , .... ~. - 1.5ouncll, ~ make a motion that Hall on December 16 to discuss Hill reported that t.here is no coi Pa yss snlStO ch tSSa aner eS nWjnt amtioOneoY a av;te tlvelv maced e.r'A under a we request that the St.. Paul progress in plans for the project, news from the Appalachian ..... '.^a ~_.._ = _:_.., ..... ~ --- tt~onunuea on page z) lnoustrlal LTevelopment Autlao- Joining representatives of the Regional Commission concern- IUbUlLUU IIUlll ~ ~III~:~IU btUllll, " - .... .......... rltypurchasetheWllhsBulldmg Town of St Paul, the Castle- mg the apphcatlon for funding In mscussmg nls ZUlU agen- ..JLLL/VV Ill / ULLI, ILI L/ L " " " " a.o ,-, ............. a ga IJ VYga Property and donate it to the wood Water & Sewage Authori- for the project. The Tobacco town ti r th urc ase D .... .... 1. ..... :_ ...a^_, ...... o e p h of own- ty, the Wine County PubllcCommission has pledged a per- top till C ptlUtitl~ lit O UC.. town Revlt hzatl n an Be tl " " ........... C'~11~'31'YK:~ ll ll llvtl'-/'l:a a o d au- Service Authority, LENOWIS-centage of the ARC grant, and t alanclng me federal ouaget, iJ, .x u.x_//_,v fication This acouisition of the c'c and lalot .... R,,ral Develonment will fund worK-ing wim ..... coneagues to ..... " .......................................... ""'-'" __^'. .... L, : ........, n_.. . ter snow storm which Appalachian ElectriC: Power property would be step 1 of a Planning District was Virginia the remainder of the project. .... :~: ~.~ r..~.~ ...~... t..;..~ durnl~e~~ frdha eight to 20 or shut down homes and busi- plat/ that would incluoe 2)House of Delegates member Steve Breeding suggested "':' ....... more inches of wet snow nesses in much of the Southwest secure and stabilize the build- "Bud" Phillips, who has ex-that a Phase 3 of the project [oarn alX aa.eoem s acns as .lt throughout the region on Friday Virginia region, as well as in ing, and 3) market the building." pressed a con'tinuing interest in could include the addition of ....... .... and Saturday, December 18 and some other tJortions of the state. Councilwoman Sharon Steele the regional project Also ore- 125 connections down the Mew upreme t.ourt; and to oe cer- - - ..... - ............. 19, was responsible for topphng In some areas, customers also seconded the motion, which was sent were Thompson & LittonRoad, and 150 more m Clalr- tam mat any neann care pill ....... branches and entire trees across lost telephone and water service, approved on a 3-1 vote. Coun- engineer Steve Breeding, who is (Continued on page 2) w.nlcnls approve.aooesnotcon- electrical wires, roads andIn St. Paul, power went off t~mtelemems wn~cn.wlLv~rtu~: buildings over a wide area. The around 6:15 p.m. Friday, but ,: ,.,v~ yvy, ~,, ,~.,- ,y--v ..... resulting power outages for cus- was restored in about two hours. community laospltals in me area ...... " tomers served by both Old Do- It went off again, however, ".~ we must tare steps minion Power Company and (Continued on page 2j Donations are welcomed. All in AA-Sundays and Tuesdays: Big School Board Policy Manual have need of food are welcome. Stone Gap, 8 p.m, Episcopal been placed in the office and the Church; Wednesdays: Wise, 8 library of each school, and at the COMMUNITY CENTER The West Dante Community p.m., Trinity United Methodist Russell County Public Library. Center meets at 7 p.m. first Mort- Church; Fridays: Clintwood, 7:30 SUPPORT GROUP days, For more information, call p.m., Clintwood United Metro- Women survivors of Sexual as- 495-7026 or 495-8473. ,'list Church. sanlt are invited to attend Clinch COPPER CREEK ELEMEN- Valley Community Action, Inc./ CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission group TARY PTA-3rd Monday, 7 Family Crisis Services' support at F/rst Baptist Church, St. Pad, p.m., school cafeteria, group meeting with victims of opens a Clothes Closet from 9- I I ST. PAUL IDA BOARD-Fourth similar situations Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Anyone who Mondays, 6 p.m., St. Paul Town a.m.-12 noon. For information, needs clothing is welcome. Hall. call Rande Hackler, 276-988- FREE HIVTESTING ST. PAUL TOWN COUNCIL- 5583, or Ranetta Davis, 276-889- Health Departments in the Leap- Third Mondays, 6 p.m., Town 8206. wisco Health District offer free Hall. FREE ADULT ED confidential HIV testing through- CAST:LEWOOD W&SA-The Free adult education classes are out the year. For information, call Castlewood Water & Se-wage. available in Lee, Scott and Wise Wise County, 318-8000; Lee Co. Authority Board of Direc-tors, 6 counties and the City of Norton. Health Dept., 276-346-2011; or p.m. seeondMondnys. Daytune and evening classes for Sxo~ C~ Health Dept., .276- ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT- adults who want to improve their 386-1312. First Tuesday, 1 p.m., Appala- basic skills. Instructors also assist FREE GED CLASSES chian Agency for Senior Citizens adults with job-releted skills in- Free GED classes are offered at office, Claypool Hill. Free. eluding resume writing and inter- the Oxbow Family Investment NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS- viewing. For details, call 1-800- Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m, 422-3433 or 276-386-2433. Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 Presbyterian Church, Norton. TRANSPORTATION noon. Gleuna McReynolds is the CASTLEWOOD LODGE The Appalachian Agency for teacher. Call 1-800--422-3433. #231-Stated meetings will be held Senior Citizens provides disabili- c/RADD MEETING the third Saturday of each month, ty transportation services in Buc- A meeting of C/RADD will be The School of Instruction will be hanan, Dickenson, Russell and held at 6:00 p.m. on second Mon held on fourth Thursdays at 7. Tazewell counties to individuals days. The meetings will be held at ST. PAUL LODGE #343-Se- with disabilities, regardless of the Dante Museum. cond Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Star- age. Call 1-888-656-2272.GED ONLINE ed Communication, First Thurs- GENEALOGY GROUP The Regional Adult Education day, 7 p.m., School of Instruction. The Russell County Genealogy Program is offering free GED VFW POST #8652, DAV Group meets 5:30 p.m first Classes online. This service is for CHAPTER 12--4th Tuesday, 7 Thursdays, Russell County Public qualifying and adult learners, with p.m., VFW, Riverview, Coebum. Library, Lebanon. The Group's or without their own home corn- NEIGHBORS AID-Thursdays, purpose is "to learn, to share and puters, in Lee, Scott and Wise 9:30 to 12. St. Therese's Neigh- to perpetuate family history." Call counties and the City of Norton. bors Aid Build-ing, new & used William T. Fuller, 276-889-4894 For more information, call GED clothing for sale. or fidlerir1942.yahoo,comOn- line Co-ordinator Marci RUSSELL CO. BOARD OF JOIN THE FRIENDS Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott SUPERVISORS -First Monday, Join the Friends of J. Fred Mat- County, 386-2433). 6 p.m., Lebanon.. thews Memorial Library and help GED TESTING CLINCHFIELD LODGE #256- promote the improvement of faci- GED Testing is available Mon- Stated Communication, 1st Satur- lities and services of the library, day through Thursday and on days, 7:30; School of Instruction Send name, address and phone Saturdays at the Wise Co Alter- third Thursdays, 7 p.m.. number, with a $5 membership native Ed.ucation Center, Wise. RECOVERY GROUP-The gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memo- Call 276-328-8612 for informa- Wise Cotmty Mental Health Cen- rial Library, An'n:Wilma Evans, tion concerning GED testing. ter conducts a recovery gaoup for P.O Box 1976. St. Paul, VA IN CONTROL PROGRAMS substance abusers and families 24283 Make checks payable to In Control, a free diabetes Fridays at 10 a m. Call 276-679- Friends of the J. Fred Matthews program, meets at Oxbow Center, 0810. Memorial Library. St. Paul, 5-6 pro, 2nd Mondays. ACOA MEETING-Adult Child- EASTERN STAR DANTE LIVES ON ren of Alcoholics meet Mondays, Clinch Valley Chapter #152, The Dante Lives On Board 7 p.m., First BaptistChurch, Coe- Order of Eastern Star, meets each meets at 6:30 p.m. I st Mondays bum. Call 762-0016, 276-395- fourth Tuesday, except for March at the Dante Museum Communit- 6588 or 276-679-7371 .a Community Center.For and December, when the meet- LITTLE LEAGUE information, call 395-6398. ings are on the second Tuesday. y Meeting is 3rd Tuesday in March, June, Sept. & Dec. The Clinch River Little League 100TH BIRTHDAY? All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. GOSPEL SINGING Board meets at 4 p.m. third Appalachian Agency for Senior VETERANS' CLAIMS A Gospel Singing will be held at Sundays at the UMWA Building Citizens recohmizes persons iu Dickenson County--Oscar 7 p.m. the first Friday of each m Castlewood. All interested Russell, Dickcnson, Bochanan Silcox helps file veterans' claims, month at The Celebration Center. persons are invited to attend, and Tazewell counties who are For appointment, call 276-835- 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul. All H.O.P.E. HOUSE 100 years old or older. Call Dana 8847 nights, are welcome--admission is free. H.O.P.E. House provides emer- Collins, 1-800-656-2272, to ad- Coeburn--A Dept. of Veterans gency shelter for victims of do- vise AASC of any upcoming Services representative will assist BOOK DISCUSSION mestic violence in Wise, Russell, 100th+ birthday, clients and answer questions at Book Discussion Group One of Dickenson, Lee, Scott and Buch- SCHOOL POLICIES the Coebum VFW Post from 9 .1. Fred Matthews Memorial Lib- anan counties and the City of ...The Wise County School a.m-3:30 p.m. third Thursdays rary meets fourth Thursdays of " every month (except November Norton. Volunteers needed--train- Board maintains a Policy Manual except June. and December are combined in ing available. Call 1-800-572- which is available to the public in FOOD BANK early December) at the Riverside 2278. the library of each school and in First Baptist Church, St. Paul, Diner. The Christmas dinner SENIOR CITIZENS each county public library, operates a Food Bank each Tues- ...The Castlewtmd Senior Citi- ...Copies of the Russell County dav from 9-11 a.m. at the church, meeting is at 6 p.m. December 3, " at the Riverside Diner.. ar o zens meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Castlewood Lions Den. Anyone 60 or over is invited. ...The Dante Senior Citizens meet each Monday and Tuesday at 10 am. at the Dante Fire De- partment, Russell County resi- dents 60 or older are invited. RUSSELL CO, LIBRARY Hours at the Russell County Public Library, Lebanon, are M/Tu/Th, 9 am,-8 p.m.; W/F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MATTHEWS LIBRARY Hours at the J Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays/Wednes- days/Fridnys/Saturdays, and 11 am.-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. See Library for special program schedules. DICKENSON-BUNDY The Dickenson-BundyLog House is open weekly Thursdays throuigh Saturdays, 10-3, and Sundays 12-4 p.m. SOCIAL SECURITY The Wise Social Security Office is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone numbers are 1- 800-772-1213 or 276-679-7633. LIBRARY FRIENDS Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, St. Paul, meet at the Library on fourth Tuesdays at 11:00 a.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.-8 p.m. first Thursdays. Cli- nics will be offered in family planning, pediatrics, school and adult physicals, WlC, Paps and immunizations. Appointments are necessary for all but immuniza- tions. For an appoint-ment, call 762-328-8000. FACILITIES AVAILABLE The Tacoma Community Center is available for reunions, birth- days and showers. All proceeds rehabilita!e the Tacoma School as Church and church-related activities calendar on page 3 / I I I IIlu BEN'S TREE...For the past several years, the Clinch Valley Times has run:a photo in the final issue of the year of the huge and beautifully decorated tree on the lawn of the J. D. Cassell home in St. Paul. The Cassells decorate the tree, adding new elements each year, for their grandson, Ben Broyles. (Editor's note: Have to admit it-it's our favorite tree, too!) / ll __ lilll ..... 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