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VOLUME 120, NUMBER 47                                  18 PAGES                 USPS 4395401                               75 CENTS                                 Big Stone Gap, Virginia

                                No action taken on school consolidation
                                         BY JODI DEAL                   students to Powell Valley and Wise,     decisions in the coming weeks.          facility, Perry noted. That work
                                           STAFF WRITER                 respectively.                              “I think this board ought to         could cost anywhere from $30,000-
                                                                           At the close of that public hear-    decide the name, mascot and col-        $50,000, he noted.
                                   WISE — Despite calls from cit-       ing, which will be held at 7 p.m.       ors,” Cornett said.                        The school system has secured a
                                                                        that night in the J.J. Kelly High          Perry replied that a committee       purchase option on that land, but
                                izens to reconsider a plan to build

                                two schools on one site, the county     School auditorium, the school           can only come up with a recom-          hasn’t put any money up front for

                                school board took no action             board is expected to vote on which      mendation — final decisions on          the purchase, he added. About 50
                                Monday night on school consolida-       plan to pursue. County supervisors      such matters will be up to the          acres of the site in question, located
                                tion-related issues.                    have agreed to commit $69 million       board, he said.                         north of Gracepoint Church on U.S.
    BY GLENN GANNAWAY              Superintendent Jeff Perry told       to the plan that would build two           Meanwhile, Perry told the            23, are owned by local investors,
                                board members that school officials     schools on a single site.               school board, he’s holding regular      while a larger portion of the site is
BSG facade                      have submitted applications for at         Perry told board members that        meetings with Norton City Schools       owned by a now-bankrupt coal
advisory board to               least $15 million in special zero-      he intends to move forward with         Superintendent Jeff Comer, gather-      company, he added.
meet. The Town of Big           interest      Qualified     School      picking principals for the new          ing information to determine what          Meanwhile, Perry told the
Stone Gap’s facade              Construction Bonds from the state       schools as soon as possible. In addi-   needs to happen if the city and         board, school officials, construction
improvement advisory            of Virginia, and expect to hear         tion, he announced plans for top        county school divisions want to         consultants and attorneys for Wise
board will meet at 5 p.m.       whether they’ve won those funds         school officials to pick a committee    combine. The ultimate decision on       County and the school board are
Wednesday, Dec. 1, in           sooner rather than later.               of students, parents, community         whether to do so still lies with not    working on a comprehensive agree-
council chambers.                  In the meantime, school board        members, teachers and central           only the city and county school         ment with Branch and Associates, a
                                members and school officials are        office officials to pick colors, mas-   boards, but also city council and the   team identified as the best candi-
Applications for the
                                gearing up for a Nov. 29 public         cots and names for new schools.         county board of supervisors, he         date to build the new facilities.
town’s downtown facade          hearing on two consolidation plans         District Three board member          noted.                                  Once that agreement is signed by
improvement program             — a $69 million plan to build two       Betty Cornett said she takes issue         School officials plan to request     the school board, county supervi-
will be discussed and           new schools on one site to serve all    with members of Perry’s “leader-        proposals from firms interested in      sors and the team, which is led by
prioritized.                    towns except St. Paul and an alter-     ship team” picking members of that      performing core drillings at the site   OWPR architects, based in
                                nate plant to close Appalachia and      committee, and said she plans to        that has emerged as a front-runner      Blacksburg, the cost of the project
AARP to celebrate               Pound high schools, sending those       come up with a better plan for such     to hold the proposed dual-school        will be locked in, Perry said.
season. AARP Chapter
4455’s annual Christmas
celebration will be held
on Tuesday, Dec. 7,
                                                                                                                                  Group sees
beginning at noon.
There will be a
Christmas musical pro-
gram presented by the
                                                                                                                                  legal action
King’s Messangers.
Members and guests will
be sharing a wonderful
                                                                                                                                  as ‘last resort’
Christmas dinner with all                                                                                                                        BY GLENN GANNAWAY
the ‘fixin’s’ after the                                                                                                                                  STAFF WRITER
musical presentation.
Cost for the dinner will                                                                                                              As the debate over Wise County school consolida-
be $10 per person.                                                                                                                tion grinds on, a Big Stone Gap-based citizens’ group is
RSVP’s are required; call                                                                                                         gearing up for further opposition to the current “2-on-1
                                                                                                                                  site” plan.
                                                                                                                                      CEASE is also not ruling out legal action to stop the
                                                                                                                                  plan, but only as a last resort.
Town Christmas                                                                                                                        CEASE (Citizens for Equal and Accessible Student
parades upcoming.                                                                                                                 Education) is preparing for next Monday’s 7 p.m.
‘Tis the season to be                                                                                                             school board public hearing and may provide trans-
merry, and both Big Stone                                                                                                         portation to people who want to attend the meeting at
                                                                                                                                  J.J. Kelly High School in Wise, said John Schoolcraft,
Gap and Appalachia will
                                                                                                                                  the chairman of the group.
step into the Christmas                                                                              PHOTO BY GLENN GANNAWAY          In a press release, CEASE describes itself as “a
spirit in a big way next                                                                                                          grassroots initiative formed to ensure the equal and
week when the two towns
hold their Christmas
                                Wow!                                                                                              accessible distribution of world-class educational facil-
                                                                                                                                  ities throughout Wise County.”
parades. The Big Stone                                                                                                                The press release also describes the county’s 2-on-1
Gap parade is scheduled            Val Lee of Cracker’s Neck (left) found some interesting                                        plan as “illogical and random centralization” and calls
for Thursday, Dec. 2,                                                                                                             for “open dialogue” on not only school facilities, but
                                items among the wares offered by Letha Diffenderfer and                                           curriculum and program offerings as well.
beginning at 6 p.m.
Appalachia’s parade is to
                                daughter LaVonna Price of Clinton, Tenn. during the Big Stone                                         Schoolcraft said he read the press release at Monday
be held on Friday, Dec. 3,      Gap Parks and Recreation Crafts Show last weekend. For                                            night’s school board meeting.
                                                                                                                                      Schoolcraft indicated the county would best be
beginning at 6:30 p.m.          more pictures, see page A2.                                                                       served by at least three high schools, which would
                                                                                                                                  serve the eastern, western and central portions of Wise
Dave Eggar to                                                                                                                     County.
appear in Wise.                                                                                                                       While CEASE plans to begin accepting donations
Renowned celloist Dave
Eggar will return to Wise       Flu Shots                                                                                         for a legal fund to prevent 2-on-1 consolidation,
                                                                                                                                  Schoolcraft said Tuesday that going to court is a last
County as part of a series
                                                                                                                                      “That’s not a primary goal,” Schoolcraft said.
of performances next
week. Eggar is scheduled        Wellmont employee compliance ‘very, very high’                                                    “That’s a last resort if nothing else can be accomplished
                                                                                                                                  through meetings with officials, board of supervisors
to perform at The Tavern                                                                                                          members and school board members.”
on Main in Wise at 6:30                BY GLENN GANNAWAY                        shot and have resigned.” Wellmont per-                Stressing that any possible legal action is “on the
p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.                           STAFF WRITER                     sonnel policy doesn’t allow it to disclose        back burner,” Schoolcraft added that, “we’re not saying
Eggar’s only public                                                             the facilities where the employees worked.        that’s not an option. The purpose of accepting contribu-
appearance in the area             BIG STONE GAP — Employee com-                   But both LPH and Mountain View                 tions is having something in place and stored in the
                                pliance with Wellmont Health System’s           Medical Center in Norton are enjoying             event we do have to have that option.”
during his October visit
                                new mandatory flu shot policy has been          very high compliance rates, with close to             “We’re just investigating and seeing what options
was at Southwest                “very, very high” at Wellmont’s Wise            90 percent of LPH employees and 86 per-
Virginia Museum.                                                                                                                  are there,” Schoolcraft said, adding that the group
                                County facilities in Big Stone Gap and          cent of Mountain View employees having            would have to determine if there are legal issues, “what
                                Norton, Lonesome Pine Hospital President        received the shot as of last week, Brash          they are and how do we best pursue them in case we
Tonight is                      David L. Brash said last week.                  said.                                             have to take them up.”
storybook                          Personnel throughout the Wellmont               Each facility has about 230-40 employ-             The group had its beginnings on Facebook. On
Christmas trees                 system, as well as vendors and volunteers,      ees, including part-time workers, Brash           Election Day, Nov. 2, CEASE members were at polling
deadline. The deadline          began receiving influenza vaccinations on       said.                                             places collecting petition signatures opposing the 2-on-
for submissions to the C.       Oct. 18. Wellmont set a Dec. 1 deadline            Asked if any employees had com-                1 plan. Schoolcraft said more than 1,400 people have
Bascom Slemp Memorial           for all employees to receive shots.             plained to him about the mandatory shot,          signed the petition.
Library’s storybook                Employees who do not get the shot by         Brash said, “I’ve not talked to anyone                Other officers are Chuck Miller and Ron Flanary,
                                Dec. 1 and who are not granted an exemp-        directly. I have heard of very limited            co-vice chairmen; Autumn Wells, secretary; and Paige
Christmas tree display is
                                tion for religious or health reasons will be    objections being voiced to department             Schoolcraft, treasurer. According to Wells, CEASE
tonight (Wednesday, Nov.        terminated, Wellmont has said.                  heads.”
24). Patrons may choose                                                                                                           received non-profit corporation status on Nov. 16.
                                   Brash said that “one or two” employees
any book and decorate a         “are convinced they do not want to get the                            See SHOTS, Page A2
tree 3 feet tall or less with
the theme of the book. For
                                                                                                                                  Hall of Fame, Trigiani book
more information, call                                                                                                            signing are Saturday
276/523-1334.                   Myths hold down vaccination rates
Dogwood Garden                                                                                                                        BIG STONE GAP — Five community leaders will
Club show                              BY GLENN GANNAWAY                        because they are allergic to it. But Nida         be inducted into the Big Stone Gap Hall of Fame at
upcoming. The                                  STAFF WRITER                     said the number of people who have “true          June Tolliver House Saturday.
                                                                                allergies” to the vaccination is “very low.           The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Dogwood Garden Club
                                   BIG STONE GAP — There are several            We’re talking about a true allergy — they         Following the ceremony, Adriana Trigiani will be
hosts a Standard                myths that each year hold down the num-         develop hives or shortness of breath” after
Christmas Placement                                                                                                               signing copies of her new book, Don’t Sing at the
                                ber of people who get the flu shot.             receiving the shot.                               Table: Life Lessons From My Grandmothers. Trigiani
Flower Show, called “‘Tis          Dr. Maurice Nida, a Wellmont Health             Patients who have had allergic reac-
Truly Christmas in This                                                                                                           is scheduled to sign books from 3-5 p.m., said
                                System physician, is quick to shoot down        tions to a flu shot in the past would be          Barbara Polly, president of Lonesome Pine Arts and
House,” at the home of          one of the most often heard: that if you are    aware of the symptoms and inform their            Crafts.
Ida Trigiani, 20 W.             vaccinated, you’ll get sick.                    healthcare provider. “We respect that,”               Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap and the town
Second St. N., Big Stone           “That’s a myth,” Nida said last week in      Nida said.                                        has been the setting for her popular series of novels,
Gap, with the public invit-     an interview. “If they took a shot and got         Nida said that while healthcare workers        beginning with Big Stone Gap. She has also written a
ed to view the show from        sick the next day, they were going to get       “should understand it (the flu shot) more,        series for young adults and a cookbook with her sis-
2-5 p.m. Saturday and           sick anyway.”                                   that doesn’t mean they do.”                       ters.
                                   “People say, ‘last year, I took it and was      In past years, Nida said, “you could               The 2010 hall of fame selections will join John Fox
Sunday, Dec. 4-5.
                                sick all season,’” Nida said. “The flu vac-     almost see” the flu’s advance across a            Jr., C. Bascom Slemp, Clara Lou Kelly, Virginia
                                cine is a dead vaccine. If they got sick,       region, county by county. “And that can           McChesney and George Dalton, who were selected
                                they were going to get it anyway.”                                                                last year as the hall’s first class.
                                   Other people say they don’t get the shot                          See MYTHS, Page A2
Page A2    Thursday, November 25, 2010        The Post   Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Big Stone Gap Parks and Recreation Crafts Show

                                                                                             BSG looks at
           art is always
                                                                                             reviving ‘cruisin’
                popular.                                                                             BY GLENN GANNAWAY                          some supervision in an designated area.
                                                                                                             STAFF WRITER                          And cruising also has the potential to
           Garreffa and
                                                                                                                                                help downtown businesses grow.
           wife Patricia                                                                         BIG STONE GAP — Cruising, once a                  The town could allow cruising on a reg-
                   live in                                                                   popular teen activity associated with such         ular basis, for example every Saturday
                                                                                             landmarks as the Country Boy drive-in              night, or only in conjunction with special
                 Dryden.                                                                     and Carmine’s, stopped in the mid-1990s,           events two or three times a year.
                                                                                             according to one former participant.                  The town must also consider the ques-
                                                                                                 But cruising has continued to bring            tion of how many police officers would
                                                                                             back pleasant memories for the people              have to be assigned to monitor cruising
           From left,                                                                        who participated as long as 40 or 50 years         activities and whether that would result in
        Appalachia’s                                                                         ago, memories they shared with each other          overtime work for the department.
         Kyle Green,                                                                         and their children.                                   One of the big questions is what route
          her mother                                                                             Recently, a group of townspeople,              cruisers could use.
                                                                                             interested in encouraging safe and enjoy-             “I think that’s the biggest issue —
      Kim Green and                                                                          able activities for their children, circulated     where we’re going to do it,” said Giles.
        grandmother                                                                          a petititon to help bring back the activity.          “And how,” added Councilman Gary
 Landa Fritz enjoyed                                                                             Then they discovered that the town has         Johnson, referring to the need to determine
each other’s compa-                                                                          no regulations banning cruising.                   places for cruisers to turn without disrupt-
    ny while vending                                                                             Town council members have floated              ing business or residential areas.
                                                                                             the idea of encouraging the pastime at                Johnson suggested getting feedback
  crochet goods and                                                                          recent council meetings and deputized              from merchants to see how the town’s
     primitive crafts.                                                                       council’s public safety committee to               businesspeople feel about allowing cruis-
                                                                                             investigate the question.                          ing.
                                                                                                 Last Thursday, the committee held its             Johnson and Giles agreed that the cruis-
                                                                                             first meeting to consider cruising and start-      ing route would have to go through town
            Lena Smith                                                                       ed weighing factors related to the activity.       and not through residential areas.
        of Norton with                                                                           The town is considering different                 But, illustrating the difficulty of com-
                                                                                             approaches to cruising and is taking into          ing up with a route that would not be dis-
             one of her
                                                                                             account concerns that might be raised by           ruptive, Town Manager Pat Murphy noted
                 balloon                                                                     residents and businesspeople.                      that “being a small town,” Big Stone
              creations,                                                                         “I favor this in some form or fashion, at      Gap’s residential areas are not isolated
           a snowman.                                                                        least on an experimental basis . . . and see       from its business area.
            Balloon art                                                                      how things go,” Councilman Eddy Giles                 Murphy told the committee that previ-
                                                                                             said.                                              ous councils did not ban cruising — just
             is a hobby
                                                                                                 Allowing cruising could have some              activities associated with cruising. The
         Smith picked                                                                        positive effects on downtown, the commit-          town has existing curfew and nuisance
             up several                                                                      tee agreed. Parents have indicated cruising        ordinances, and if cruising were to be
             years ago.                                                                      would be a safe activity for teen-agers            revived, activities would have to be done
                                                                                             because their children would be under              in compliance with those ordinances.

 Susan Spruill of Big
 Stone Gap sold pet
          calendars at
                                                                                             High Knob effort gets
   Saturday’s Holiday
   Craft Show. Spruill
 is raising money for
                                                                                             $3,000 from supervisors
the Susan G. Komen                                                                                   JODI DEAL                 so close to its goal.             for further discussion at its
 For the Cure cancer                                                                                 STAFF WRITER                  “Sometimes right here at      first December meeting.
    fund and plans to                                                                                                          the end it gets harder and
       participate in a                                                                          WISE — The county             harder to collect money,”                 NEW TOWER
                                                                                             Board of Supervisors had          Robbins said, noting that             U.S. Forest Service offi-
    three-day, 60-mile
                                                                                             already set aside $2,000 in       funds already donated range       cials recently announced that
       walk in Seattle,                                                                      this year’s budget toward         from individual contribu-         the replacement tower
           Wash. next                                                                        ongoing efforts to build a        tions and the purchase of         should be in place by spring
           September.                                             PHOTOS BY GLENN GANNAWAY   new observation tower on          Christmas ornaments to larg-      2012.
                                                                                             High Knob, supervisors            er fundraisers and corporate          The design includes an
                                                                                             learned Nov. 15.                  donations.                        octagonal tower, the shape of
                                                                                                 In response to a request          “When you go to the pri-      which is reminiscent of the
                                                                                             made at a Nov. 4 workshop         vate sector and try to raise      old wooden structure, with a
                                                                                             meeting, supervisors opted        half a million dollars, that is   graded and looping trail
                                  • Can a flu shot give           2. People may become       Nov. 15 to throw another          quite an obstacle,” especially    leading visitors to the struc-

Myths                          you the flu?
                                  No, a flu shot cannot
                               cause flu illness. The
                                                              ill from non-flu viruses
                                                              that circulate during the
                                                              flu season, which can also
                                                                                             $1,000 toward the effort
                                                                                             from funds collected through
                                                                                             a transient occupancy tax
                                                                                                                               in a down economy, Robbins
                                                                                                                               noted. He added, “I think this
                                                                                                                               will probably be the last time
                                                                                                                                                                 ture’s observation deck.
                                                                                                                                                                     The tower will be made
                                                                                                                                                                 of stacked stone, with a trail
From Page A1                                                                                 tacked on to local hotel          this comes before us.”            leading to the top that fea-
                               influenza viruses con-         cause flu-like symptoms        rooms, bringing the county’s                                        tures both a gradual ramp
                               tained in a flu shot are       (such as rhinovirus).          latest contribution to the                  NORTON                  and a steeper bridge
absolutely cripple a work      inactivated (killed), which        3. A person may be         effort to $3,000.                     McReynolds also came to       approach. A sundial will be
staff if you’ve not taken a    means they cannot cause        exposed to an influenza            Supervisors learned Nov.      Norton City Council Nov. 16       situated along the path to the
pro-active stance against      infection.                     virus that is very different   4 from High Knob                  to seek more funds. She           tower.
it,” he said.                     • Why do some people        from the viruses included      Enhancement             Corp.     noted that council con-               It was produced by the
    “We’re      (healthcare    not feel well after getting    in the vaccine.                spokesman                 Rita    tributed $5,000 soon after the    Roanoke-based architecture
workers) one of the higher     the seasonal flu shot?             4. Unfortunately, some     McReynolds that the effort        replacement effort was            firm Hill Studio, with input
risk (groups) to be               The most common side        people can remain unpro-       to replace the tower, which       launched.                         from the High Knob group,
                                                                                             was destroyed by arson in             When asked how much           citizens and the U.S. Forest
exposed to the flu, which      effect of seasonal flu shots   tected from flu despite
                                                                                             2007, only lacks $29,999 to       other localities have kicked      Service.
should make us very            in adults has been sore-       getting the vaccine. This                                        in, McReynolds said Wise              Donations can be sent to
                                                                                             reach its $580,000 goal.
aggressive about being         ness at the spot where the     is more likely to occur            District Four supervisor      County had given about            the Wise County Chamber of
vaccinated.” Speaking of       shot was given, which          among people that have         Robby Robbins, who has            $17,000 and Scott County          Commerce, P.O. Box 226,
Wellmont             Health    usually lasts less than two    weakened immune sys-           worked closely with the           had contributed about             Norton, Va., 24273.
System’s mandatory flu-        days. The needle stick         tems or the elderly.           group that aims to see the        $15,000. She hopes to get a
shot policy, Nida said, “I     may also cause some            However, even among            tower rebuilt, said he            bit more from Scott County,          News Editor Jeff Lester
think it’s a good move for     soreness at the injection      these people, a flu vaccine    believed a little more money      she added.                        provided some information
Wellmont to be pro-            site.                          can still help prevent com-    is in order since the effort is       Council tabled the request    for this story.
active, and it’s supported        • What about people         plications.
by the data.”
    “We’re talking about
patient safety,” Nida said,
                               who get a seasonal flu
                               vaccine and still get sick
                               with flu-like symptoms?
                                                                  • Is it too late to get
                                                              Thanksgiving or the end
                                                                                     after   Mountain States: Flu shot
stressing the need for a
mandatory vaccination.
                                  There are several rea-
                               sons why someone might
                                                              of November?
                                                                  No. Vaccination can        encouraged, not required
“That’s one of the few         get flu-like symptoms          still be beneficial as long
things we didn’t, until this   even after they have been      as influenza viruses are          The      facilities    of      based training about the          cine, she said. Mountain
year, do very well on, is      vaccinated against season-     circulating.                   Mountain States Health            dangers of influenza and          States offers flu shots to
protect our patients from      al flu:                            • Is the “stomach flu”     Alliance, including Norton        ways to avoid getting the         employees for free.
ourselves” by being vacci-        1. People may be            really the flu?                Community Hospital and            flu, Crisp said.                     Also, Mountain States
nated against the flu.         exposed to one of the              No. Many people use        Dickenson       Community            A team member can opt          requires team members to
                               influenza viruses in the       the term “stomach flu” to      Hospital, do not require          out of getting vaccinated         aggressively wash their
    FLU SHOT MYTHS             vaccine shortly before         describe illnesses with        employees or volunteers to        for all sorts of reasons,         hands before entering a
                                                                                             get a flu shot, according to      ranging from religious rea-       patient’s room and after
   The     Centers    for      getting vaccinated or dur-     nausea, vomiting or diar-
                                                                                             Lori Crisp, director of mar-      sons to medical concerns          leaving. It’s proven to be a
Disease Control has            ing the two-week period        rhea. These symptoms can       keting and foundation for         and even a fear of needles,       good way to prevent the
responses to several mis-      that it takes the body to      be caused by many differ-      both hospitals.                   according to Crisp.               spread of diseases, she
conceptions about flu          gain protection after get-     ent viruses, bacteria or          Mountain States “team             However, the health sys-       said.
shots:                         ting vaccinated.               even parasites.                members” are required to          tem has a “high compliance
                                                                                             take intensive computer-          rate” for getting the vac-
                                                                                                                                                                       The Post
                                                                                                                                                                  First issue published Aug. 15, 1890.
                               expects “business         as   Persons with religious         Southwest Virginia were           burden on healthcare sys-
Shots                          usual” after the Dec. 1
                                   Nationally, only about
                                                              objections must have a let-
                                                              ter from their pastor. And
                                                              Wellmont will pay for test-
                                                                                             vaccinated against the
                                                                                             H1N1 virus during last
                                                                                             year’s flu season.
                                                                                                                               tems.” That organization
                                                                                                                               put the financial cost of flu
                                                                                                                               outbreaks at about $87 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                  Published each Thursday at Wise Printing
                                                                                                                                                                  Co., 215 Wood Ave., Big Stone Gap, VA
                                                                                                                                                                  24219-0250. Periodicals postage paid at
                                                                                                                                                                  Big Stone Gap, VA, under Publication No.
From Page A1                   50 percent of workers in       ing for workers who think          Dr.    Dale     Sargent,      lion a year.                       4395401, Nov. 1899, under the Act of
                               healthcare fields are vacci-   they are allergic to the flu   Wellmont’s chief medical             Sargent wrote in a news-        March 3, 1879.
   “I think the compliance     nated against the flu each     shot. Employees who are        officer, has noted that the       paper opinion article that              Publisher — Jenay Tate
rates speak for themselves,”   year. Because of the low       ruled exempt and whose         American Academy of               “the Society for Healthcare             Executive Editor — Jenay Tate
Brash said. “By and large, I   number and the risks to        work takes them within six     Pediatrics has argued that        Epidemiology said that flu         Subscriptions: $30 per year inside Wise
think the employees are on     patients, several healthcare   feet of patients must wear a   “healthcare       associated      vaccination is a core patient      County; $46 in market area with zip codes
board. As always, there are    systems have imposed           mask.                          influenza outbreaks are a         safety practice that should        with first three digits 242, 376 and 408,
a handful who have voiced      mandatory shots. Like most        According to a report       common and serious public         be required for new and            excluding Wise County and city of Norton;
an objection.”                 other systems, Wellmont        from Dr. Karen Remley,         health problem that con-          existing healthcare person-        and $56 elsewhere.
   With about 90 percent of    will grant exemptions only     Virginia’s state health com-   tribute significantly to          nel. The Infectious Diseases       POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
employees already vacci-       to employees who have reli-    missioner, only 54.1 percent   patient morbidity and mor-        Society of America has             to The Post, P.O. Box 250, Big Stone
nated, Brash said, he          gious or health objections.    of healthcare workers in far   tality and create a financial     endorsed that position.”           Gap, VA 24219-0250.
                                                                                                         Big Stone Gap, Virginia        The Post     Thursday, November 25, 2010                          Page A3

Appy looks for ways to control truck use of two streets
      BY GLENN                  two town streets.               affected by the traffic.       mine and the Paragon tipple         slid off and damaged water            posted route for them to fol-
      GANNAWAY                     Council last Thursday        Several homes sit on the       on Kent Junction Road use           lines.                                low — that the town was
       STAFF WRITER             unanimously passed a            steep ridge below Henry        Boggs and Henry instead of              “This is not new,” said           considering       prohibiting
                                motion requesting Town          Street, which does not have    the existing haul road,             Councilman             Eddie          coal-truck traffic on Henry
   APPALACHIA            —      Attorney Michael H. Abbott      a guardrail.                   which crosses surface-              Gollaway. “This is an ongo-           and Boggs.
Concerns about residents’       to research how the town           At its other end, Henry     mined land.                         ing occurrence. We’ve had                Luntsford told council
safety as well as possible      could post the road and also    Street connects with Lee          DMME has established a           slides     and     water-line         that, since last month, coal-
damage to the town’s infra-     considered the possibility of   Street, which runs parallel    permitted route for coal            breaks.” Gollaway said                truck traffic on Boggs
structure   have     Town       holding a public hearing, if    to the west end of the         trucks traveling between the        after the meeting that sever-         Avenue and Henry Street
Council looking for a way       one is necessary, to deter-     Appalachia High School         mine and tipple, Luntsford          al       residents      have          has been reduced but has
to stop coal trucks from        mine a way of prohibiting       football field.                pointed out.                        approached him about the              not completely stopped.
using Henry Street and          heavy truck traffic on the         The affected roads and         “We want to accommo-             problem.                                 Michael D. Abbott,
Boggs Avenue as haul            two streets, perhaps by set-    homes are within the town’s    date them as much as we                 Following last month’s            DMME’s public relations
routes.                         ting weight and load limits.    corporate limits, Town         can, but we just want them          council meeting, Luntsford            manager, said via email that
   While most trucks com-             Approximately 20          Manager Fred Luntsford         to be good neighbors,”              forwarded council’s con-              regulating coal truck traffic
ply with the route that is      homes are located along         said.                          Luntsford said.                     cerns to the Department of            on public roads is not with-
permitted      by       the     Henry Street. One end of           According to discussions       In the past, the road has        Mines,      Minerals     and          in the jurisdiction of
Department of Mines,            Henry Street connects with      by council, some coal          developed potholes because          Energy and also informed              DMME and the agency’s
Minerals and Energy, a          Boggs Avenue, where there       trucks traveling between       of truck traffic. About three       A&G — which does not                  Division of Mined Land
handful have been using the     about eight more homes          A&G Coal’s Hubble No. 10       years ago, part of the road         operate the trucks but has a          Reclamation.

LPH shines light on late pre-term births Grand jury indicts several
   Lonesome             Pine
Hospital is recognizing
Prematurity      Awareness
                                                                                               on theft, other charges
Month in November to call
                                                                                                    BY JEFF LESTER                 Apt. 76, Big Stone Gap: One           Big Stone Gap: One count of
attention to potential med-
                                                                                                         NEWS EDITOR               count of grand larceny, punish-       petit larceny after two or
ical problems associated
                                                                                                                                   able by up to 20 years.               more previous larceny convic-
with elective late pre-term
                                                                                                   Several people from                 • Rachel Thompson, 19, 147        tions, punishable by up to five
births, according to a
                                                                                               Appalachia and Big Stone Gap        Don         Whitehead          Dr.,   years.
Wellmont Health System
                                                                                               were indicted last week by a        Appalachia: One count of steal-
press release.
                                                                                               Wise County grand jury on var-      ing a credit card number, pun-
   Della Price, director of
                                                                                               ious charges, including theft,      ishable by up to 20 years; one
the hospital’s Birthing Inn,                                                                                                                                                 NOV 24 ~ DEC 2 • 2010
                                                                                               firearms possession and driving     count of credit card fraud worth
said the American College
of     Obstetricians     and
                                                                                               under the influence. Indicted
                                                                                                                                   $200, punishable by up to five
                                                                                                                                   years; one count of using anoth-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cinema City
Gynecologists,           the
American Academy of
                                                                                                   • Gary Albert White, 55, 339    er person’s identification to                        Stadium Theatres
                                                                                               Hamblen St., No. 4, Big Stone       obtain benefits, punishable by
Pediatrics and the March of                                                                                                                                                Movie Hotline 276-679-4252
                                                                                               Gap: One count of driving           up to a year in jail and a $2,500
Dimes have initiatives to                                                                                                                                                  Located in Downtown Norton, VA
                                                                                               under the influence after two       fine.                          
prevent late pre-term
births, which are babies          Lonesome Pine Hospital is recognizing                        prior violations within five            • Ashley Hope Mullins, 27,          ★★★★★★★★★★★
                                Prematurity Awareness Month in November.                       years, punishable by up to five     287 Don Whitehead Dr.,
born at 34-37 weeks gesta-
                                                                                               years in prison.                    Appalachia: One count of forg-
tion.                           Holding the banner, left to right, are Dr. John
                                                                                                   • Truman Conley Rollins Jr.,    ing a credit card transaction,
   Price said these babies      Hulshoff; Della Price, director of The                         37, 102 E. 24th St., Big Stone      punishable by up to 10 years;                       MEGAMIND 3D       PG
face an increased risk of       Birthing Inn at Lonesome Pine; Dr. Adam                                                                                                       ★NOW      SHOWING IN 3D★
                                                                                               Gap: One count of driving           four counts of using a forged                              12:15 • 2:30 • 4:45
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN :
respiratory distress, feed-
ing and blood sugar prob-       Newman; Karen Davis, system manager of                         under the influence after being     credit card sales draft, each pun-                  7:00 • 9:15 PM
                                                                                                                                                                            MON-TUE-WED-THU: 4:45 • 7:00 • 9:15 PM

                                the Infant and Toddler Connection at                           declared a habitual offender,       ishable by up to 10 years; one
lems and difficulty keeping                                                                                                                                                             TANGLED 3D
                                                                                               punishable by up to five years.     count of using another person’s                                   PG
their temperatures up. They     Frontier Health; Carolyn Osborne, resource                                                                                                    ★NOW      SHOWING IN 3D★
                                                                                                   • Corky Ray Rose, 24, 5211      identification, punishable by up                           12:30 • 2:45 • 5:00
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN :
are more likely to spend        mother at the Wise County Health                                                                                                                       7:15 • 9:30 PM
                                                                                               White Pines Rd., Appalachia:        to one year in jail and a $2,500         MON-TUE-WED-THU: 5:00 • 7:15 • 9:30 PM
time in a neonatal intensive    Department; and Nancy Bailey, mayor of Big                     One count of possessing a           fine; three counts of credit card
care unit. Another concern                                                                                                                                                      HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY
is these babies have an         Stone Gap.                                                     firearm after a felony convic-      fraud worth less than $200,                     HALLOWS PART 1 PG-13
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN : 12:00 • 3:15 • 6:30
                                                                                               tion within 10 years, punishable    each punishable by up to one                             9:45 PM
increased risk of Sudden                                                                                                                                                    MON-TUE-WED-THU:   3:15 • 6:30 • 9:45 PM
                                                                                               by up to five years.                year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Infant Death Syndrome.          disorder and learning prob-     39 weeks — unless there is
                                                                                                   • Jack Herron, 59, 2637 Orr         • James Eugene Gamble, 35,                  MORNING GLORY PG-13
   A late pre-term birth        lems, Price said.               a medical reason to deliver                                                                                 WED-FRI-SAT-SUN : 12:10 • 4:50 • 7:20 PM
                                                                                               St., Big Stone Gap: One count       101 S. Church St., Apt. B-79,              MON-TUE-WED-THU: 4:50 • 7:20 PM
baby’s brain is not fully          Lonesome Pine and the        early.
                                                                                               of grand larceny and one count                                                           SKYLINE PG-13
developed, and several          physicians of Southwest            “Every week of the                                                                                           WED-FRI-SAT-SUN : 2:35 • 9:50 PM
                                                                                               of conspiracy to commit grand
studies have shown possi-       Virginia OB/GYN, which          pregnancy matters,” Price                                                                                         MON-TUE-WED-THU: 9:50 PM
                                                                                               larceny, each punishable by up
ble long-term effects of        is a member of Wellmont         said. “We want to give                                                                                                 BURLESQUE     PG-13
                                                                                               to 20 years.                                                                                   1:00 • 4:30 • 7:05
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN :
late pre-term birth such as     Physician Services, strive      every baby the best chance                                                                                                9:40 PM
                                                                                                   • David Lynn Teasley Jr., 40,                                                 MON-TUE-WED-THU: 4:30 • 7:05
an increased risk for atten-    to help every pregnancy         for survival and full devel-                                                                                              9:40 PM
                                                                                               Monte Vista Apts., Building B,
tion deficit hyperactivity      reach full term — at least      opment.”                                                                                                             UNSTOPPABLE      PG-13
                                                                                                                                                                                              12:05 • 2:20 • 4:40
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN :
                                                                                                                                                                                       7:30 • 9:55 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                 MON-TUE-WED-THU: 4:40 • 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                                          9:55 PM

       NEWS BRIEFS                                                 ‘Round the Mountain
                                                                director Diane Blackburn
                                                                                               organization, Bill Dotten,
                                                                                               an artisan who serves on
                                                                                                                                                                                          DUE DATE   R
                                                                                                                                                                                              12:20 • 2:25 • 4:25
                                                                                                                                                                              WED-FRI-SAT-SUN :
                                                                                                                                                                                       7:25 • 9:35 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                 MON-TUE-WED-THU: 4:25 • 7:25
                                                                told supervisors on Nov. 4     ‘Round the Mountain’s                                                                      9:35 PM
                                                                that the county hadn’t         board of directors, told the                                                ALL STADIUM SEATING AUDITORIUMS
                                                                                                                                                                             ALL DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND

GED                             a change of business
                                license due dates at 7 p.m.
                                                                granted previous funding
                                                                requests from the organi-
                                                                                                  More       information

testing                         Tuesday, Dec. 7.                zation. She told the           about      ‘Round        the                                                   ★ CENTRAL ★
                                                                                                                                                                                DRIVE - IN
                                   Town council is consid-      supervisors that other         Mountain, which will                                                                   Blackwood • VA

blitz                           ering amending the town
                                code to allow off-premise
                                                                localities in the 19-county    soon be based out of the

                                                                region have paid their         $19 million Heartwood
offered                         and on-premise sales of
                                alcoholic beverages after       share.                         Center in Abingdon, can be                                                       HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY
                                                                                                                                                                                  HALLOWS PART 1 PG-13
                                                                   Many local artisans         found at www.roundthe-                                                            FRI-SAT-SUN: 6:30 PM
   The GED testing centers      noon on Sundays.
                                   The change in business       receive support from the                                                                  NORTONCINEMA.COM
in Lee, Wise, and Scott
counties and the city of        license due dates would                                                                                                                                DUE DATE           R

Norton will be offering         make the business license                                                                                                                        FRI-SAT-SUN: 9:00 PM
                                tax due by May 1 of each
GED On Demand testing
with expanded testing           year instead of March 1.        PAWS adoption planned Friday
hours the entire week of           The public hearings will
                                be held before the start of
Dec. 6-10.
   This is a free test for
everyone who has passed
the official practice test.
                                council’s regular monthly
                                workshop meeting.

                                                                   PAWS will be holding a pet adoption at Movie Starz
                                                                in the Norton Walmart shopping center from 12 - 2 p.m.
                                                                on Friday, Nov. 26, from 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of kit-
Others must pay the $7 fee
per subtest.
                                                                tens, cats, and dogs will be looking for homes.
                                                                                                                                        Sun. Nov. 28 -
   The testing blitz is         board                                           CORRECTIONS                                              Wed. Dec. 1
designed to provide testing
opportunities that will fit
most     any     schedule.
                                                                   Due to a reporter's error, members of the Air Force
                                                                Junior ROTC were misidentified in a picture caption in
                                                                                                                                       7 pm each night
Daytime and evening hours
                                                                last week's issue of The Post. We regret the error.
will be available in
Jonesville, Wise, Norton           WISE — The county                                                                                 EAST STONE GAP UNITED
and Weber City. Please          board of supervisors last
call 1-877-RACE 2 GED
for more information or to
                                week set aside $3,000 to
                                                                   Mary Ellen Stipe was misidentified in the article about
                                                                the Big Stone Gap Parks And Recreation Department's                    METHODIST CHURCH
                                donate to ‘Round the            holiday craft show in last week's issue of The Post. We
schedule a test.                Mountain,       Southwest       regret the error.                                                          3926 East Stone Gap Rd.,
                                Virginia’s          Artisan                                                                                    East Stone Gap
BSG                             Network.

plans                              The donation will be
                                funded by money col-
                                lected through the coun-
                                                                             Get ahead on your new year
                                                                             with a resolution that will be                          Evangelist
                                ty’s transient occupancy
                                                                             life-changing. Attend Grace
                                                                             Learning Center to experi-
   Big Stone Gap Town
Council will hold public
                                   A funding request from
                                the regional artists’ group
                                at the supervisors’ Nov. 4
                                                                             ence your transformation. Do
                                                                             you make resolutions and
hearings on Sunday sales        workshop prompted the
of alcoholic beverages and      action last Monday.
                                                                             they just never seem to                                       Separate Children’s
                                                                             "stick"?                                                      Program each night
                                                                                                                                         Nursery for Preschoolers
 MR. FRALEY'S SHOE DRIVE                                                     Receive something for your
                   FOR OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN                                   life that will be everlasting!
                                                                                                                                      Praise &
                               MAIL DONATIONS TO:
                                                                                Grace Learning Center                                 Worship
                               'PV SHOE DRIVE'                                309 E. 5th St. N., Big Stone Gap, Va.                     and
                           PHYLLIS HAMILTON,                                    Thurs. 7:00 pm and Sun. 2:00 pm.                      Special
                                 PO BOX 392,
                                                                                Pastors Curtis and Vickey Flanary                      Music
                       BIG STONE GAP, VA. 24219                                                                                      each night!
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                                                                                                           nephew, Clifton Bishop and              Reginald was employed at          the NAACP.

         Area Deaths                                                                                       wife Sara and their son,
                                                                                                           Caldwell; cousins, S.O. Reece
                                                                                                           and wife Nell and their daugh-
                                                                                                           ter, Carla and her children;
                                                                                                                                               Howard Savings Bank and
                                                                                                                                               Raritan Arsenal and retired
                                                                                                                                               from Schering Plough Corp. in
                                                                                                                                               1990, after 30 years in Data
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Warren was a Prince
                                                                                                                                                                                     Hall Mason and served as Most
                                                                                                                                                                                     Worshipful Grand Master of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Most Worshipful Prince Hall
                                                                                                           Mary Kleineick and her son,         Processing and Computer               Grand Lodge Free and
MARY ANDERSON                      Kerry Garrett and wife, Jennifer   immensely by all whose lives
                                                                                                           David; Kathryn Kleineick;           Systems Operations. He is also        Accepted Masons of New
    Mary      Esther     (Essie)   of Pennington Gap; 17 grand-       she graced.
                                                                                                           Donald Kleineick and wife           the owner of a travel agency,         Jersey 1993-1995. He received
Anderson, 72, of Lexington,        children and 13 great-grandchil-       Mrs. Reed is survived by
                                                                                                           Dottie and their son, Erny and      Reggie’s Tours and Cruises,           the 33rd degree in Freemasonry.
Ky., entered into eternal rest     dren; sisters, Jenell Kelly of     son, Michael and wife, Lisa;
                                                                                                           their daughter, April.              Inc.,       dba      TRAVEL           He served on Grand Board of
after an extended illness on       Keokee and Brenda Peak of          grandchildren, Garrett, Halle,
                                                                                                               Iloe was especially blessed     NETWORK.                              Trustees of the Most Worshipful
Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2010), at her    Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers,        Jay, Mac and Will of
                                                                                                           with many friends, including            Reginald was an active            Prince Hall Grand Lodge and
home.                              Cecil Wells of Big Stone Gap,      Mooresville; son, Bryan and
                                                                                                           very special friends Luke and       member of St. Mark’s                  on Board of Directors of
    She was a native of            Dee Wells of Dryden, Bobby         wife, Joy and grandchildren
                                                                                                           Lance Collie; Sophie and Chloe      Episcopal Church, Plainfield,         Douglass Temple Association.
Appalachia. After graduating       Wells of Dryden, Larry Wells of    Dylan, Mackenzie, Tyler and
                                                                                                           Prince; Graham Kennedy and          N.J. and served as a Vestry           He served as Worshipful
from Appalachia High School        Lee Co., and Gene Wells of Big     Joel of Mooresville; brother,
                                                                                                           Tristen Barnett; and her loving     member, Treasurer, Junior             Master of Stone Square Lodge
in 1956, she moved to              Stone Gap.                         Terry Strong and wife, Sue of
                                                                                                           and special caregivers, Debra       Warden, Senior Warden,                in Plainfield. He was chair-
Indianapolis, Ind., where she          Pallbearers were Charles       Staunton; and sister, Billie
                                                                                                           Wharton, Donna Palmer, Mistie       Convention Delegate and               man of the Prince Hall Burial
began her first venture in the     Sluss, Michael Garrett, Mike       Mynes of Kingsport, Tenn.
                                                                                                           Mullins and Cristal Meade.          Chairman of the Expansion             Fund Commission 1997 to
business world as a secretary.     Wells, Joey Clay, Justin Perkins       Services for Mrs. Reed were
                                                                                                               Graveside services will be      Project. He was a member of           2010.
She moved to Glendale, Calif.      and Tommy Shuler.                  Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                           held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,          the Standing Commission on                He is predeceased by his
in 1964 to further her career.         The funeral service was held   at Williamson’s Chapel United
                                                                                                           Nov. 24, at the Nash Cemetery       Clerical Compensation of the          son, Keith and brothers, Felix
She retired in 2004 to             at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23,     Church with the Rev. Scott
                                                                                                           on Coeburn Mountain Road in         Episcopal Diocese of New              and Talmadge Warren.
Lexington, Ky., where she was      at the Province Funeral Home       Ireland officiating. Visitation
                                                                                                           Wise, with John Tull, Sam           Jersey.                                   He is survived by his wife of
a member of the Emmanuel           Sanctuary in Pennington Gap,       for family and friends was on
                                                                                                           Wharton, Jim Collie and Ray             Reginald served on the            53 years, Emma; daughter,
Baptist Church and enjoyed         with Rev. Billy McDonald offi-     Monday, Nov. 22, from 6:30-
                                                                                                           Jones speaking. Burial will fol-    Board of Directors of the             Lorraine; granddaughter, Emma
being close to her friends.        ciating.                           8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
                                                                                                           low. Family and friends will        Plainfield Housing Corporation,       A. Grace; sister, Eleanor
    She was preceded in death          Visitation was from 5:00       In lieu of flowers, memorials
                                                                                                           meet at the cemetery for the        the Juvenile Conference               Thurman;       daughter-in-law,
by her parents, William C. and     p.m. Tuesday until the time of     may be sent to March of Dimes
                                                                                                           services.                           Committee and the Family              Tracey; sisters-in-law, Carmen
Willa Edith Anderson; brother,     the service. The graveside serv-   Birth Defects Association, 1275
                                                                                                               In lieu of flowers memorial     Division of Union County              and Linda Bell Warren.
James A. Anderson; sisters,        ice will be at 1:00 p.m.           Mamaroneck Ave., White
                                                                                                           contributions to be made to the     Superior Courts. He was a                 Funeral services were held
Roberta (Bobbie) Shultz, Joy       Wednesday at the Keokee            Plains, NJ 10605.
                                                                                                           Iloe and Burchell Stallard          member of Board of Directors          Friday, Oct. 15, at St. Mark’s
Myer, Jo Ann Henry.                Cemetery in Keokee. The fami-          Condolences can be made to
                                                                                                           Scholarship Fund, UVA-Wise          of Plainfield Recreation              Episcopal Church in Plainfield.
    Surviving is one brother,      ly and friends are asked to meet   the Reed family at www.cavin-
                                                                                                           Foundation,        Office    of     Commission, John Runnells             In lieu of flowers, please make
Robert A. Anderson, Sr. and        at the funeral home at 12:00 Cavin-Cook Funeral
                                                                                                           Development, 1 College Ave.,        Hospital      and    Plainfield       donations to the American
wife Brenda; several nieces and    noon Wednesday to go to the        Home, Mooresville, is serving
                                                                                                           Wise, Va. 24293.                    Redevelopment Corporation.            Cancer Society.
nephews; many friends.             cemetery.                          the family of Linda Strong
                                                                                                               Sturgill Funeral Home,          He has received the Paul                  Arrangements by Judkins
    At her request no public           Condolences can be sent to     Reed.
                                                                                                           Wise, is in charge of arrange-      Robeson Cultural Awareness            Colonial Home. Condolences
services were held.                the family by e-mail to
                                                                                                           ments.                              Award           from        the       may be sent to www.judkins-
    Courtesy of Roy A. Green       provincefuneralhome@earth-         ILOE READ STALLARD
                                                                                                                                               Edison\Metuchen Chapter of  
Funeral Home, Appalachia.                               Iloe Read Stallard, of Wise,
                                                                                                           REGINALD L. WARREN
                                                                      passed away Sunday morning
                                                                                                               Reginald Lowell Warren
WILMA GARRETT                      LINDA STRONG REED                  (Nov. 21, 2010) at her home.
                                                                                                                             passed      on
    Wilma Melilna Garrett, of          Linda Strong Reed, 71, of          Born and reared in
Keokee, was born in Stonega,       Mooresville, N.C., passed away     Appalachia, she was a retired
                                                                                                                             (Oct. 7, 2010).
Saturday (Feb. 28, 1931) and       peacefully on Friday (Nov. 19,     educator and farmer and was a
                                                                                                                             He was a resi-
went to be with her Lord on        2010) at her residence.            member of the Wise Baptist
                                                                                                                             dent        of
Sunday (Nov. 21, 2010) at her          She was born in Roda on        Church. Throughout her life she
home in Keokee at the age of 79    June 6, 1939 to the late Kyle      was active in many church,
                                                                                                                             N.J. for 53
years.                             Eugene Strong, Sr. and Emily       community and professional
    She had been a resident of     Cantwell Strong.                   organizations. She served on the
                                                                                                               He was born in Big Stone
Lee County most of her life.           She was preceded in death      Lonesome Pine Regional
                                                                                                           Gap, the third of four children
Wilma was a homemaker and          by her husband, Forb Harlan        Library Board of Trustees and
                                                                                                           of Thomas and Grace Warren.
attended the Church of God in      Reed, Jr.                          the UVA-Wise Foundation
                                                                                                               Reginald attended elemen-
Keokee.                                Mrs. Reed, a lifelong home-    Board. She was a member of
                                                                                                           tary school in Big Stone Gap
    She was preceded in death      maker, was a devoted and lov-      the American Association of
                                                                                                           and high school in Appalachia.
by one son, Danny Garrett and      ing wife, mother and grand-        University Women and a char-
                                                                                                           He continued his education at
infant son Michael Garrett; her    mother. She enjoyed baking,        ter member of the Alpha Psi
                                                                                                           Morristown              College,
parents William and Ethel          reading, crosswords and most       Chapter of Delta Kappa
                                                                                                           Morristown Tenn. where he
Arnett Wells; and three sisters.   of all spending time with family   Gamma.
                                                                                                           received his Associates Degree.
    Wilma is survived by her       and friends at her home on Lake        She was preceded in death
                                                                                                           He relocated to East Orange,         Sam Green, Manager
husband, Clarence Pete Garrett     Norman. She lovingly and gra-      by her husband, Burchell
                                                                                                           N.J. where he attended
of Big Stone Gap; her children,    ciously opened her home and        “Slew” Stallard; parents, Henry
                                                                                                           Bloomfield College and gradu-
Sandra Collins and husband,        heart to everyone and was con-     and Ethel Kleineick Read; sis-
Gary of Big Stone Gap, Sheila
Young and husband, James of
Big Stone Gap, Ronald Garrett
                                   sidered a second mom to many.
                                   On any given day, you could
                                   find her in the kitchen baking
                                                                      ters, Margie Read Bishop and
                                                                      Ida Read; and a special uncle
                                                                      and aunt, E.C. and Ruble K.
                                                                                                           ated from Rutgers University
                                                                                                           with a Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                           degree         in      Business         Holding
and wife, Lori of Keokee,          goodies with any of her beloved    Blakemore.
                                                                                                           Management. He also received
                                                                                                           a certification from the Travel
Carter Garrett and wife, Marie     grandchildren. She was a pillar        Surviving are a niece, Elaine
                                                                                                           & Tourism Program at Union
of Keokee, Stevie Garrett and
wife, Dorothy of Keokee, and
                                   of strength whose unconditional
                                   love and support will be missed
                                                                      Clark and husband Eddie and
                                                                      their daughter, Christina; a
                                                                                                           County College, Union, N.J.             Home,
                                                                                                                                                   Inc. 17 East Third St.
Museum putting on festive best for the holidays                                                                                                                       Big Stone Gap, VA           (276) 523-1470
                                                                                                                                                 “Home of Personal Service ~ Family owned since 1941
    Southwest       Virginia       the trees in the softly illu-      bluegrass, and holiday                  For more information                         Personalized Video Tributes.
Museum puts on is festive          minated evening hours of           music.                               about any of these pro-                     Pre-arrangement Funeral Services
best for the holidays,             winter. Regular admission                 The Coffeehouse’s             grams, please call the
                                                                                                                                                     Cremation Services & Monument Sales
including the popular              fees apply.                        open-mic programs are for            museum at 276/523-1322.
Festival of Trees, which is                                           all family-friendly per-                                                       Blake Wilson, Jr., President, Ben Mullins - Vice President
                                                                                                                                                   Blake Wilson, Jr., - President • Ben Mullins, Vice President
now underway.                         BREAKFAST WITH                  formers. Performers can                                                          Tommy R. Nelson, John R. Hagan, Laura W. Skeen
                                                                                                                                                      Tommy R. Nelson • John R. Hagan • Laura W. Riebe
    Also promising holiday               THE GRINCH                   share    music,     stories,
cheer are “Breakfast with             The museum invites              poems, or dances with the
the Grinch” on Dec. 4 and          people to join everybody’s         community. Performers
“Tea with Mrs. Claus” on           favorite humbug, the               are asked to arrive by 6:30                                                In Honor Of Our Mother
Dec. 19.                           Grinch, and Cindy-Lou              p.m. Admission is free.
    The museum’s “First
Saturday        Community
                                   Who for a festive holiday
                                   meal at 9 am. and 10 a.m.
                                                                      Coffee, soft drinks and
                                                                      snacks will be available for
                                                                                                                                                        Lois Davis
Coffeehouse” is scheduled          Saturday, Dec. 4.                  purchase.                                                                      The Davis                         To my children:
for Dec. 4.                           Participants will read                                                                                            family                            May I Go?
    The Festival of Trees is       from Dr. Seuss’ How the                    TEA WITH                                                                would like                            May I go now?
now in its 15th year. The          Grinch Stole Christmas                    MRS. CLAUS                                                                                          Don’t you think the time is right?
museum invites patrons to          while enjoying a meal that            From 2-3:30 p.m. on                                                            to say                 May I say goodbye to pain filled days
feel the holiday spirit as         includes green eggs and            Sunday, Dec. 19, the muse-                                                     Thank You                      and endless lonely nights?
they explore the display,          ham.                               um invites people to put on                                                     for all of                I’ve lived my life and one my best,
                                                                                                                                                                                      an example I tried to be.
which is reminiscent of                The price for breakfast        their Sunday best and                                                          the calls,
                                                                                                                                                                                So can I take that step beyond and
Victorian-era holiday fes-         is $10 per person. Children        enjoy an afternoon tea with                                                     cards,                              set my spirit free?
tivities.                          under 10 must be accompa-          special guest, Mrs. Claus.                                                 flowers, food       I didn’t want to go at first, I fought with all my might!
    All four floors of the         nied by an adult. There is a          Enjoy delicious refresh-                                                                             But something seems to draw me now
                                                                                                                                              and visits from
museum are decorated with          limit of 20 people per seat-       ments and join Mrs. C. in                                                                                      to a warm and loving light.
80 holiday tree, mantle,           ing. Please specify meal           stories and songs that will               friends and neighbors. Our mom would have
                                                                                                                                                                           I want to go! I really do! It’s difficult to stay.
doorway, and banister dec-         time when making reserva-          get everyone ready for                  been so proud to see all who came to visit and         But I will try as best I can to live just one more day...
orations. Local families,          tions. The registration and        Santa’s Christmas Eve                      pay their respects. We know that she is in a                     To give you time to care for me
businesses, and civic              payment deadline for               visit.                                   better place now to be with our Dad. We wish                        and share your love and fears.
organizations provide and          breakfast is Nov. 26.                 All children must be                                                                                I know you are sad and afraid because
                                                                                                              to say a special thanks to Hospice & Palliative
decorate each display. The                                            accompanied by an adult.                                                                                          I can see your tears.
                                                                                                                    Care, Dr. Basham, Norton Community               I’ll not be far, I promise that, and hope you’ll always
Festival of Trees is open to          FIRST SATURDAY                  The $15 fee covers an adult
                                                                                                               Physicians, ER, ICU, Med. Surg., Dr. Khal, for                 know that my spirit will be close to you
the public during regular               COMMUNITY                     and one child.
                                                                                                              all their professionalism and quick care during                           wherever you may go.
museum hours, as well as               COFFEEHOUSE                       Additional      children                                                                                   Thank you so for loving me.
for four special night view-          The Southwest Virginia          from the same family are                   her stay. Also a special thanks to West End
                                                                                                                                                                                      You know I loved you too.
ings.                              Museum’s First Saturday            $5 each. Seating is limited                 Baptist Church and East Stone Methodist                       that’s why it’s hard to say goodbye
    The night viewings, all        Community Coffeehouse              and advance reservations                 Church for their prayers and support. We pray                          and end this life with you.
on Saturdays, will be held         will warm spirits from 7-9         are required.                           for God’s blessings upon all of you because of                   So hold me now, just one more time,
from 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 27,          p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Host           Registration and pay-                 your acts of kindness during this difficult time.                       and let me hear you say
Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec.           performer in December is           ment deadline is Tuesday,                                                                                 because you care so much for me,
18.                                Tyler Hughes and the               Dec. 14.                                               ~ The Davis Family ~                                       You’ll let me go today.
    The Festival of Trees          Generation Gap.        This
night viewings provide a           energetic group plays a
unique setting for enjoying        delightful mix of old-time,

                                                                                 Powell Valley Memorial Gardens
                                                                                                                                 Candle Light Ceremony
                                                                                                          We will be having our annual Candle Light Ceremony
                                                                                                                        On Saturday, December 4
                                                                                                                      A special service will begin at 5 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel.
                                                                                                                              Candles and bags will be available after 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                             Refreshments will be available after the service.
                                                                                                                                 Please join us for this special service.
                                                                                                                                 Call 276-679-0030 with any questions.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Big Stone Gap, Virginia          The Post      Thursday, November 25, 2010                              Page A5

Marijuana charge nets two-year sentence
   Michael Raboin of Big Stone                                         The two men have been in                                           containing marijuana by nar-                             police agencies, including the            office.
Gap was given a two-year sen-                                       custody since the seizure and                                         cotics canines. The three pack-                          Southwest Virginia Regional                  “This investigation dealt a
tence Nov. 17 for participation                                     are     incarcerated    at   the                                      ages contained a combined total                          Narcotics Task Force, the Town            substantial blow to drug dealers
in a scheme to ship marijuana                                       Southwest Virginia Regional                                           of 10.4 pounds of marijuana,                             of Big Stone Gap Police                   in southwest Virginia by remov-
from Texas to Virginia.                                             Jail at Duffield.                                                     with an estimated street value of                        Department, the Wise County               ing a large quantity of marijuana
   Raboin was one of two men                                           The investigation began                                            $24,960.                                                 Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S.            from the streets. This could not
sentenced for possession with                                       when the Office of the United                                             After identifying the pack-                          Postal Inspector’s Office, the            have occurred without the hard
intent to distribute more than 5                                    States Postal Service Inspector                                       ages, officers worked to deter-                          commonwealth’s attorney office            work and combined investiga-
pounds of marijuana in connec-                                      intercepted several suspicious                                        mine the named recipient of the                          said.                                     tive efforts of the officers
tion with a June 11 seizure of                                      packages mailed from Olmito,                                          packages, coordinate delivery of                            Deputy     Commonwealth’s              involved in this case. I appreci-
more than 10 pounds of marijua-                                     Texas, to Big Stone Gap,                                              the packages, and ultimately                             Attorney Suzanne Kerney-                  ate their ongoing dedication to
na. The other man is Jason A.                                       according to the common-                                              seize the marijuana.                                     Quillen assisted throughout the           combat drug dealers in Wise
Knight of Greeneville, Tenn.                                        wealth’s attorney office.                                                The case required substantial                         investigative process and pros-           County,” said Wise County
Knight was sentenced to one                                            The packages were intercept-                                       investigative work by approxi-                           ecuted the cases, according to            Commonwealth’s Attorney Ron
year and 11 months in prison.                                       ed after they were identified as                                      mately 25 officers from several                          the commonwealth’s attorney’s             Elkins.

                                                         BAPTIST - FREE WILL
                                                                                                               Keokee Church of God                          David's Tabernacle Church
                                                         Cedar Ridge Freewill Baptist                          Keokee                                        Appalachia * 565-1614
                                                         Big Stone Gap                                                                                       Pastors Billy & Freda Bowen
                                                                                                               CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS   Sunday Worship: 2:30pm
                                                         Esserville Free Will Baptist                                                              
                                                         Pastor Travis Sturgill * 679-5548                     Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
                                                         Sun. School/discipletown 10 am                        Big Stone Gap                                 Thee Church
                                                         Worship/Kidz Zone/Comfort Zone 11am                                                                 Appalachia
                                                         Wed. Bible Study 7pm                                  EPISCOPAL
                                                         BAPTIST - INDEPENDENT                                 Christ Episcopal
 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION                                                                              Big Stone Gap                                 Cornerstone House of Prayer
                                                         Charity Baptist                                                                                     Big Stone Gap
 Williams Chapel AME Zion                                Wise * 328-8181                                       HOLINESS
 Big Stone Gap                                           Pastor: Larry Owens                                                                                 Faith Hope United
                                                         Sunday School: 9:45am                                 Full Gospel Church of God                     Big Stone Gap
 APOSTOLIC                                               Sunday Worship: 11:00am, 6:00pm                       East Stone Gap
                                                                                                                                                             Faith Rock Church
 Abundant Life Apostolic                                 West End Baptist                                      The Holiness Church-God in Jesus              Big Stone Gap
 Big Stone Gap * 523-0474                                Big Stone Gap                                         Big Stone Gap
 Pastor: Barron Duffy                                                                                                                                        PENTECOSTAL
 Sunday School: 10am                                     BAPTIST - SOUTHERN                                    LUTHERAN - ELCA
 Mega Church Live: 11:15am                                                                                                                                   Appalachia Pentecostal
 Tuesday Bible Study & Kid’s Ministry 7pm                Artesian Baptist                                      Christ Lutheran Church                        Appalachia
                                                         Big Stone Gap                                         120 West Main Street,Wise * 328-1111
 Apostolic-Jesus Christ                                                                                        Lay Pastor: Michael Samerdyke                 Christian Life
 Big Stone Gap                                           East Stone Gap Baptist                                Sunday School: 10 am                          Big Stone Gap
                                                         Big Stone Gap                                         Sunday Worship: 11 am
 First Apostolic Faith                                                                                                                                       God's New Harvest Praise
 Appalachia                                              First Baptist                                         METHODIST                                     Big Stone Gap
 Norton Apostolic Pentecostal                                                                                  Derby Methodist
 East Park Ave (old Juste Music Building)                First Baptist                                         Appalachia                                    PRESBYTERIAN
 Norton * 679-5373                                       Big Stone Gap
 Pastor: Donnie Culbertson                                                                                     METHODIST - UNITED                            Big Stone Gap Presbyterian
 Sunday Services: 10:30am                                Nash's Chapel Baptist                                                                               Big Stone Gap
                                                         Wise * 328-8338                                       Appalachia United Methodist
 ASSEMBLIES OF GOD                                       Rev. Jamie Mann                                       Appalachia                                    Powell Valley Presbyterian
                                                         Sunday School: 10:00 am                                                                             Big Stone Gap
 New Hope Assembly of God                                Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
 Big Stone Gap                                                                                                 East Stone Gap United Methodist               SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
                                                         CATHOLIC                                              East Stone Gap * 523-3760
 Saint Paul Assembly of God                                                                                    Pastor: Kenneth Sprinkle                      Powell Valley Seventh Day Adventist
 16542 Broad Street * 762-7748                           Sacred Heart Catholic                                 Sunday School: 10:00am                        Big Stone Gap
 Pastor John Thompson                                    Big Stone Gap                                         Sunday Worship: 11:00am, 7:00pm
 SS: 10am; Worship: 11,7 pm
 Sun; 7pm Wed; 6pm Sat.                                  CHRISTIAN                                             Trinity United Methodist
                                                                                                               Big Stone Gap
 BAPTIST                                                 First Christian Church
                                                         Appalachia                                            NON-DENOMINATIONAL
 Appalachia First Baptist
 Appalachia                                              CHRISTIAN - INDEPENDENT                               Haven of Praise Ministries
 First Baptist                                           First Christian
 Big Stone Gap                                           Big Stone Gap                                         Spirit and Truth Worship Center
                                                                                                               Big Stone Gap
 Macedonia Baptist                                       CHURCH OF GOD
 Appalachia                                                                                                    The Cave
                                                         Bethesda Church of God                                Norton * 393-2967
 Oak Grove Baptist                                       Big Stone Gap                                         PASTOR: Jimmy Mitchell
 Big Stone Gap                                                                                                 Sunday Service: 11 am
                                                         Heritage Church of God                                Tuesday Service: 7 pm
                                                         Big Stone Gap

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                                                                                               BY REV. ALAN F. COLLIER                                       cholesterol deposits within the arteries known as arte-
                                                                                                      PASTOR’S CORNER
                                                                                                                                                             riosclerosis. Fruit in general and grapes in particular, are
                                                                                                                                                             the best sources of flavonoids. In other words whatever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BOB’S MARKET
                                                                                             Proverbs 23:29-35, "Who has woe? Who has sor-                   small benefit may come from wine is from the grape.                                14 East 27th Street, Suite 2
                                                                                        row? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has                  Eating grapes or drinking grape juice is much more                              2730 4th Ave. East • Big Stone Gap
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                                                                                        wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who                    healthful for the heart and the entire body.
                                                                                                                                                                  "Drawbacks" to Wine and Other Alcoholic
   Off Rt. 23 Bypass Next To K-Mart • 679-6779                                          linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.
                                                                                        Don't gaze at wine when it is red, when it gleams (i.e. fer-         Beverages: Virtually everyone recognizes that consum-                                   523-0623
                                                                                        mented) in the cup and goes down smoothly.                           ing large amounts of alcohol is harmful. However,
                                                                                             "In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.      numerous studies confirm undesirable effects of even
                                                                                        Your eyes will see strange things, and you will say absurd           reduced amounts of alcohol, such as the wine recom-
                                                                                                                                                             mended to reduce heart attack risk can cause other risks.
    COMMUNITY MOTORS                                                                    things. You'll be like someone sleeping out at sea or lying
                                                                                        down on the top of a ship's mast.                                         1. Cerebral Hemorrhage is more frequent among
                   --------- 701 East 5th Street ---------                                   "They struck me, but I feel no pain! They beat me,              drinkers.
                             Norton, VA 24273                                           but I didn't know it! When will I wake up? I'll look for                  2. Arterial hypertension: It has been shown that three
                                                                                        another [drink]."                                                    or more glasses of wine a day can increase arterial pres-
                                                                                             Isaiah 5:11, "Woe to those who rise early in the                sure, which represents a risk factor to the cardiovascular         East Fifth Street • Big Stone Gap
                                                                                        morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening,             system.
                                                                                        inflamed by wine." Ephesians 5:18, "And don't get drunk
                                                                                        with wine, which [leads to] reckless actions, but be filled
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Cancer in general is more frequent among moder-
                                                                                                                                                             ate drinkers than nondrinkers.                                          5 2 3 - 4 6 6 7
                                                                                        with the Spirit."                                                         4. Colon cancer is also more frequent among those
                                                                                             I want to inform you that our Town Council has                  who drink moderately than those who do not drink at all.
                                                                                        decided to attempt the sale of alcohol on Sundays. I want                 5. Breast cancer: Women who consume moderate
                                                                                        each of you to know about it so that you can pray about
                                                                                        it and be at the public hearing on Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor
                                                                                             The public hearing is, I believe, mandatory before
                                                                                                                                                             amounts of alcohol are at higher risk of breast cancer, is
                                                                                                                                                             confirmed by studies throughout the world. For example:
                                                                                                                                                             The University of Milan (Italy) has verified that women
                                                                                                                                                             who drink 1 cup of wine or more a day, are at twice the
   Greg Large “We’ve got your formula”                                                  the Council can have the                                                                              risk of breast cancer than
  Autumn Wells
 14 E. Valley Medical Complex
 Powell 27th St., N.
                                            523-1713                                    sale of alcohol on Sundays
                                                                                        placed on the ballot for a
                                                                                                                                                                                              non-drinkers. -- A study in
                                                                                                                                                                                              the United States involving         Call for details • 565-3434
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 Highway # 1000, Big Stone Gap, Va.                                                                                                                                                           that those who consumed
 Big Stone Gap, VA                                                                           As many of you may                                                                                                                           Pharmacist Dwight Jessee, Pharm. D.
                                                                                        remember, several years                                                                               3/4 of a cup of alcohol a
                                                                                        ago I fought to keep liquor by the drink out of Big Stone            day, are at 2.5 times higher risk of breast cancer than                                    Acts 4:10-12
                                                                                        Gap. I failed, but that will not stop me from fighting the           those who do not drink.
                                                                                        sale of alcohol on Sundays.                                               6. Stomach Cancer: The relationship between alcohol
                                                                                             I read the comments of council about this. One of the           use and cancers of the esophagus and the stomach has
                                                                                                                                                             been well known for many years. The General Direction
  Cloverleaf                                                                            same reasons for the sale of liquor by the drink was given
                                                                                        for the sale of alcohol on Sunday. That reason was, it               of Health in Portugal conducted a study to quantify this
                                                                                                                                                             relationship. It was observed that the greater the wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wolfe, Williams,
 Chiropractic                                                                           would help the economy by bringing in new places to eat.
                                                                                             Since liquor by the drink passed there have been no             consumption, the higher the risk of stomach cancer. --                     Rutherford & Reynolds
  “Changing the health of SW Virginia one spine at a time”                              new places to eat in Big Stone Gap. The one place that               Drinkers that consume less than one glass of wine with a            A t t o r n e y s A t L a w
  Theresa A. Dunton - Chiropractor • M-F 8-6, Sat. by Appt.                             does sell liquor by the drink was already up and running             meal are at a 36% higher risk than non-drinkers. -- Those           Social Security Disability
                                                                                        before the vote.                                                     who consume a bottle or more a day are at almost for
  523-7128 • CLOVERLEAF SQUARE BLDG. E. STE. 1                                               Christian it is our duty to fight this because God says         times greater risk than non-drinkers.                                         679-0777
                                                                                        it is wrong. Read the above Scripture. I know that some                   7. Esophageal Reflux: The Clinic Hospital of
                                                                                        will say the Bible says it is ok from other verses but the           Barcelona (Spain) has confirmed that men who drink 2
                                                                                        Bible does not contradict it's self.                                 glasses of wine during meals experience 70% more
                                                                                             I know that many of you, and those who are not                  esophageal reflux than those who drink the same amount
                                                                                        Christians, will say that wine is good for you. I have               of water. Reflux is the ascension of the acid content of the
                                                  Authorized Retail                     some information on that subject that I have had for                 stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
                                                                                        many years waiting for the right time to use it. Now has                  8. Bone Fracture: Women who drink 1 large glass of
                                                  Dealer Store                                                                                               wine or more a day are at a 2.33 times greater risk of hip
                                                                                        to be the right time because I had thought it to be lost
                                                                                        until I was looking for something else and found it. God             fracture than those who do not drink. Moderate amounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Etta Howard, Admissions    Patty Akers, Administrator
            Wise County Shopping Plaza • Wise                                           does work in mysterious ways.                                        of alcohol, as well as coffee, promote osteoporosis and
                                                                                             This information comes from "The Encyclopedia of                possible bone fracture.                                                   2045 Valley View Drive • Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
                    276-679-2020                                                        Foods and their Healing Power" author Dr. George D.                       9. Fetal Alterations: Pregnant women who drink 2                     (p) 276.523.3000 • (f) 276.523.0531 •
                                                                                        Pamplona-Rogers, published by Review and Herald                      glasses or more of wine a day, or its equivalent in other
                                                                                        Publishing Association used by permission.                           alcoholic beverage, have a higher incidence than non-
                                                                                             First I will give you some of the "Positive" aspects of         drinkers of Premature births, Low birth weight babies,
                                                                                        wine (if you can call them positive). 1. Stimulates diges-           and Immature placentas.
 Drs. Botts & Botts Optometrists P.C. • Big Stone Gap, VA                               tion: Alcohol irritates the mucosa of the digestive tract                 10. Other Diseases: Alcohol consumption is associat-
                                                                                        much in the same way it irritates the tissue of a wound on           ed with higher risk of cirrhosis of the liver, cerebral atro-
                                                                                                                                                             phy, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy (degeneration of the                                                 Store Hours:
                                                                                        the skin. The cells of the stomach's mucosa secrete more
               Dr. Robert E. Botts                                                      juices to counteract this irritation. This, in turn, promotes        heart muscle itself), and gout. - Any possible benefit that                                 Sun. – Thurs. • 11 am – 10 pm
                                    Optometrist                                                                                                              small amounts of wine or other alcoholic beverage may                                        Fri. – Sat. • 11 am – 11 pm
                                                                                        digestion. In other words, the digestive stimulation pro-
  Big Stone Gap                                    Pennington Gap                       duced by alcohol is at the of irritation and inflammation            have on the heart is far outweighed by its drawbacks. As
  608 Powell Ave.                               535 W. Morgan Ave.                      of the stomachs mucosa, which can result in gastritis,               a result the World Health Organization and other special-                                    SUNDAY BUFFET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          276- 523-4859
  (276) 523-4414                                    (276) 546-2113                      gastroduodenal ulcer, or cancer of the esophagus or stom-            ists state categorically that alcohol intake as a prophylax-                                     276-926-6935
                                                                                        ach. These diseases are more common among drinkers,                  is for heart disease should not be promoted as a public
                                                                                        even moderate drinkers.                                              health measure.
                                                                                             2. Beneficial action on the heart: Various statistical               Luke 1:15 says of John the Baptist "For he will be
                                                                                        studies show that drinking between 1/2 to 1 cup of red               great in the sight of the Lord and will never drink wine or
                                                                                        wine a day, not white, lowers the risk of death from heart           beer. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit while still in
                                                                                        attack. This effect only seems to involve men over the               his mother's womb." This goes along with Ephesians
                                                                                        age of 50. The statistics report that when more than this            5:18.
                                                                                        amount of wine is exceeded, the mortality rate due to car-                Christians we need to stand up and let our town offi-
                                                                                        diovascular disease increases, and many other disorders              cials know that we want to keep Sundays set aside for the
                                                                                        are fostered.                                                        Worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ not the sale
                                                                                             3. The possible beneficial affect of red wine has been          of alcohol at anytime of the day!
                                                                                        attributed to two of its ingredients: Ethyl Alcohol. Some                 This passage from Proverbs should help our Council
                                                                                        statistical studies have shown that any alcoholic beverage           members reverse their decision on the sale of alcohol on
                                                                                        has a protective effect on the heart. However, experi-               Sundays. Proverbs 31:4-5 "It is not for kings, Lemuel, it
                                                                                        ments conducted with laboratory animals show that only               is not for kings to drink wine or for rulers [to desire] beer.
                                                                                        high blood alcohol lives, at least 2 grams per liter (2 gal)         5 Otherwise, they will drink, forget what is decreed, and            Visit the Faith & Worship Directory Online

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                                                                                        clot within the arteries. In other words, in order for alco-
                                                                                        hol to affect blood clotting in a positive way a person
                                                                                                                                                             pervert justice for all the oppressed."

                                                                                                                                                                   The Rev. Alan Collier is the founder of From the Bible
           MOTEL & RV PARK                                                              would need to be intoxicated all of the time. Phenolic               Ministries. You may contact him by email at alancolliermin-
                 Big Stone Gap, Virginia                                                Flavonoids: These substances come from the grape and
     For Reservations: (276) 523-0374                                                                                                               or by writing to him at P.O. Box 36, Big Stone
                                                                                        its skin, which give red wine its color. They act to inhib-          Gap, Va. 24219.
           Fax: (276) 523-5034                                                          it the oxidation of lipoproteins, and by so doing, prevent
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November 25, 2010
                                                              Opinion                                                                                                                 A6
           WHAT’S NEW
                                                                                                                                                                        Jim (Sonny) Harris sub-

‘Tis the season                                                                                                                                                         mitted this picture, taken
                                                                                                                                                                        at Big Cherry Reservoir
                                                                                                                                                                        in 1952. From left are
 for deer-auto                                                                                                                                                          Frank Wells, Mr. Wells,
                                                                                                                                                                        Tommy Gardner, Gerald
                                                                                                                                                                        Messer, Don Lawson,
   collisions                                                                                                                                                           Doug McDaniel, Glen
                                                                                                                                                                        Bolling, Bucky Bentley,
       BY GLENN                  regional basis, but accord-                                                                                                            Eugene Clarkston,
       GANNAWAY                  ing to insurance industry                                                                                                              Herbert Reach and
        STAFF WRITER             figures, the state of Virginia                                                                                                         Harris. To share photos
                                 ranked fifth in the nation in                                                                                                          or information about this
    They’re like ghosts, as      2009 with more than                                                                                                                    or previous pictures that
someone said.                    50,000 deer-vehicle colli-
                                                                                                                                                                        have appeared, email
    Unfortunately, unlike        sions (Pennsylvania was
                                 No. 1 with more than
                                                                                                                                                                        Staff Writer Glenn
the apparitions of our ghost
stories, they don’t pass         100,000).                                                                                                                              Gannaway, ggann-
right through solid objects.         Nationwide, the number                                                                                                   , or
    But they really do seem      of collisions seems to have                                                                                                            send to The Post at P.O.
to come out of nowhere.          increased in the past few                                                                                                              Box 250, Big Stone Gap,
    It was a couple of           years, with the insurance                                                                                                              Va. 24219.
Sundays ago and the dark-        industry estimating that
ness had already fallen as       there were more than 2 mil-
we came down Highway 23          lion collisions the past two
between Norton and Big           years — a whopping 21
Stone Gap. I was the pas-
senger in a car driven by a
                                 percent increase from five
                                 years ago.                       Cut public spending — but don’t touch mine
friend.                              As the New York Times
    Somewhere this side of       noted in an article about the    To the Editor:                                                                            your elected officials to vote NO to
the Powell Valley overlook,      apparent jump, auto-deer             When it came down to everybody                                                        the 2-on-1 school plan.
a deer came out of               collisions increase at this      wanting our government to curtail              LETTERS TO THE EDITOR                                              Autumn Wells
nowhere. Seemingly realiz-       time of year during the          spending, one of the programs                                                                                     Big Stone Gap
ing what was about to hap-       mating season of October         nobody wanted eliminated was               ain’t gonna be pretty. Uncle Sam is
pen, the deer — in the split     through December, and            Social Security. So a “nip and a
                                                                  tuck” approach evolved. No cost-of-
                                                                                                             cutting your allowance real soon.
                                                                                                                Hello bake sales.
second I could actually see      peak each November.
it in the headlights, it             “The bucks throw cau-
                                                                  living raises this year nor next year,
                                                                  plus a new retirement age on the
                                                                                                                                Emma Jane James
                                 tion to the wind as they
looked like a big one, with
antlers held high — seemed       chase does during the
                                                                  horizon. There followed a loud hue
                                                                  and cry from those not getting a raise
to try to dig in its hooves      breeding season,” as Billy       as well as those hoping to retire          Citizens                                       thanks
and twist its body away          Higginbotham, a wildlife         soon.
from the car.                    specialist at Texas A&M              In other words, cut spending, just     urged to                                       To the Editor:
    “Deer!” I shouted. Or I      University, told the news-       don’t touch anything affecting me or                                                         On behalf of the Big Stone Gap
think that’s what I shouted:     paper. “If this happens to       mine. Leave intact all funds my fam-       have a say                                     Farmers Market, I would like to thank
it could have been some-         carry them across a road-        ily, my community, my county, my                                                          everyone who helped make the 2010
                                                                  state currently enjoy, such as grants      To the Editor:                                 season a success. Thanks to our loyal
thing unprintable. Shouting      way, they don’t seem to                                                         It is time for the citizens of Wise
                                                                  for emergency services, water                                                             patrons. Thanks to the Town of Big
anything was a fairly point-     care.”                                                                      County to have their say concerning
                                                                  works, college, health and elderly                                                        Stone Gap council members, our
less thing to do. By the time        Experts emphasis vigi-       services, roads and bridges, the           the future of our children and the             mayor, Nancy Bailey, and town man-
I got the warning out there      lance while driving this         whole nine yards.                          schools in which they will attend.             ager Pat Murphy for our market site
was nothing man nor beast        time of year. Drivers                We are so used to relying on gov-          On Monday, Nov. 29, the next 50            and its facilities. Thanks to Gary
could have done.                 should also know the safest      ernment help we’ve become spoiled.         years of high school education may be          Bishop and his staff for our weekly
    The right side of the        way to hit a deer, if colli-     Want a pothole filled, a new sports        decided. It is not too late to voice           signage. Thanks to Food City and
bumper of my friend’s car        sion is unavoidable. Most        field, a better fire truck, clean water,   your opinion. Tell our elected offi-           Mark Hubbard for our “Cooking at
thudded into the animal as       injuries occur from drivers      safer food, more police, a new park,       cials not to proceed with a school con-        the Market” supplies. Thanks to Vicky
my friend plowed ahead —         who try to avoid hitting the     school bus, higher paycheck, cheap-        solidation plan that has never been            Wampler and Trail Realty for sponsor-
                                                                  er textbooks, there’s Uncle Sam with       attempted in the United States. We as          ing the event brochures. A special
luckily without swerving,        deer, so motorists should
                                                                  his deep pockets, go get your share        the parents, grandparents, and                 thanks goes to Shirley Smith and our
which is one thing a             not swerve to avoid the ani-                                                guardians of these children, must not
                                                                  in grants, no-or-low interest loans.                                                      market board for their assistance
motorist doesn’t want to do      mal.                                                                        hand them over as “test subjects,” so
                                                                  Gimme, gimme, gimme.                                                                      throughout the season.
when a deer collision is             Drivers should also be           We want it all as long as Uncle        that our officials can get “Something”            Most importantly, I wish to thank
imminent. There was a            aware that deer are most         Sam pay for it. How dare they raise        done.                                          the wonderful downtown businesses
scrapping sound along the        active between 6 and 9 p.m.      my medicine up a dollar more on the            If this plan comes to pass, it is the      in Big Stone Gap who provided the
right side of the car, as if     and use high beam head-          bottle, my car sticker a dollar more,      citizens of Wise County and our chil-          gift certificates for our vendor awards
tree limbs were brushing         lamps when possible so           the nerve of them saying I’ve got to       dren who will suffer the pitfalls long         this year. The awards were presented
the car, and then we were        they can have better vision      wait three more years to retire, look      after these individuals have moved on          to deserving vendors at the November
farther down the mountain        of the areas from which          at the price of a loaf of bread            to other ventures. Our elected officials       Fall Potluck. We are so grateful to the
and all was blackness            deer enter roadways.             (because gas went up and wheat             were given charge to act in our best           farmers and vendors from Lee, Scott,
                                                                  farms are disappearing). How dare          interest, this plan is not the best they       and Wise counties without whom we
behind us.                           Experts also advise that,
                                                                  they increase my water bill, make me       can do. We have numerous possibili-            could not have had our third farmers
    “I don’t think it broke      if you cannot avoid a colli-                                                ties to improve our educational sys-
                                                                  pay more to go to my doctor, take a                                                       market season!
my headlight,” my friend         sion, to slow down and                                                      tem with the $69 million allotted from
                                                                  test, get a wheelchair. My neighbor                                                          Our thanks to Ball TV and Video,
said. Indeed, there did seem     grasp the steering wheel         works at a garage, got a dime raise,       the Wise County Board of                       Cathy and Company, Rhonda’s
to be a glimmer from the         firmly with both hands.          better not charge ME more to fix a         Supervisors. Let’s use the funding in          Hallmark, Horton’s Florist, La
right side lighting our path,    You should also take your        flat! I don’t think twice about paying     an intelligent and efficient manner.           Couture, Red Flower Cafe, Tales of
but as we determined once        foot off the brake at the        to watch a football game but how               I urge everyone to come to the pub-        the Lonesome Pine, and the Modern
we got to Big Stone Gap,         time of impact so the front      dare them tell me to provide note-         lic hearing at the auditorium in J.J.          Barber Shop.
the right headlight had been     end of your vehicle will lift    books and pencils!                         Kelly High School on Monday, Nov.                 Please remember these and all of
demolished by the impact         up and enable the deer to            We’ve long relied on Uncle Sam,        29 at 7 p.m. This will be our last             our local merchants this holiday sea-
and the car hood and             go under the car, reducing       we demand he fulfill our every need,       chance to STOP the 2-on-1 site school          son. When you make a local purchase
                                                                  and in the same breath demand he           plan. We can reopen the channels of            in Big Stone Gap, it benefits each of
bumper were also dam-            the danger of it crashing
                                                                  curtail spending. We “voted the            communication, but it requires action.         us in our efforts to revitalize and
aged.                            through the windshield.                                                     As responsible citizens we owe it to
                                                                  bums out” and now we’re gonna get                                                         improve our local economy. Your sup-
    We were lucky.                   Crashing through the                                                    our children and our county to make
                                                                  what we wished for. Prepare for                                                           port of local business is vital to those
    It’s difficult to pin down   windshield? My friend and        wringing of hands and gnashing of          sure that the Wise County Public
statistics on a county or        I got off easy.                  teeth as the freebies cuts hit YOUR        School System serves us best. Please
                                                                                                             attend the public hearing and urge                             See LETTERS, Page A7
                                                                  home, community, county, state. It

 District 3 ‘diplomatic chickens’
      come home to roost                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 250, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
     BY BRUCE ROBINETTE                                                               on-3 plan. Ron Flanary and I were the                    Telephone (276) 523-1141 Fax (276) 523-1175
         GUEST COMMENTATOR                                                            only ones known who made any
                                                                                                                                   EXECUTIVE EDITOR & Publisher                   STAFF WRITER
   An opinion is like a nose.                  C OMMENTARY                            attempt to convince the school board
                                                                                      member to support this plan.                         Jenay Tate
                                                                                                                                                                                  Glenn Gannaway
Everyone has one. Here is mine on                                                     Unfortunately, she chose the tradition-
the latest school plan as it relates to                                               al negative route. Where were all
the county’s lower end (District 3).        ed representatives voting against         these new voices then? You had a
   The latest school debate among           almost everything dealing with the        golden opportunity in your grasp and                OFFICE MANAGER                     ADVERTISING SALES
many reminds me of my first impres-         school plans. Consequently, two run-      blew it.                                              Marilyn Young                       Denise Casey
sion as a new Gap (BSG) resident            ning unopposed in the last election          In all the rhetoric about the Route                                          
many years ago. This being that the         would indicate that they must be fol-     23/610 mountain intersection I have                    CIRCULATION
town was not county-oriented, and           lowing the will of their constituents.    yet to see any words of concern                        Becky McElroy                      SPORTS EDITOR
                                                BSG and District 3 expressed no       expressed for Appalachia students                                                            Coy Bays
regional was defined as Frog Level,
                                            prior interest in the consolidation                                                         COMMERCIAL PRINTING            
Cadet, and Aviation Road.                                                             traveling from neighborhoods such as
                                            movement, which began in 1996, sim-                                                            Donna Lawson
   One century-old local tradition                                                    Dunbar and Kent Junction in the fog                 ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
alive and well today is the locals never    ply because PVHS was always des-          competing with heavy truck traffic. In
                                            tined to be a host school. This lack of                                                                                             Kevin Mays
being on the same page as the county                                                  addition, it must be okay for the                                                
on much of anything. Routinely, the         interest continued even when the orig-    Technical School, or “Shop,” bus to
local folks opposed very important          inal plan was suddenly opposed by a       traverse this road daily without
public services like E-911, sale of sur-    local school board member without         expressed concern. I have seen noth-
plus water to neighbors, and the            explanation or notice.                    ing safety related thus far that cannot
Preston Road Waste Convenience                  A new consolidated high school        be adequately addressed with a traffic         Subscriptions: $30 per year inside Wise County; $46 in market area
Center. The failed Assisted Living          theoretically could have opened as        signal and a reduced speed zone.                with zip codes with first three digits 242, 376 and 408 excluding
facility, which had countywide signif-      early as 2008 on the current PVHS            The current 2-on-1 plan is the only          Wise County and the city of Norton; and $56 per year elsewhere.
icance, should also be included. This       site if the then local school board       approach thus far that can render qual-
opposition continues vigorously today       member had, in 2005, voted to break                                                                     The Post is published each Thursday by
with three of the four District 3 elect-    the school board tie and confirm the 3-                                                                  American Hometown Publishing, Inc.
                                                                                                   See ROBINETTE, Page A7
                                                                                                               Big Stone Gap, Virginia      The Post    Thursday, November 25, 2010             Page A7

Appy mayor urges negotiations with Norton
     BY GLENN GANNAWAY                          Swiney referred to a town coun-           trail and the water interconnection
              STAFF WRITER                   cil vote in March 2008 directing             should begin by the first of next            From Page A6
                                             Luntsford to discuss with the                year, Town Engineer Jeff Cochran
   APPALACHIA — With the near-               Norton school board the question of          told council. If the rail removal is
certainty of school consolidation in         whether the city could accept                done on schedule, construction of            ity course offerings to the maximum. There are those
some form in Wise County,                    Appalachia students if consolidation         the interconnection could begin as           who are quite satisfied with dual enrollment at MECC
Appalachia Mayor Jay Swiney                  were to occur, and send a bus to             early as the end of next summer,             and UVa’s College at Wise, which provide the needed
asked Town         Manager      Fred         transport them to Norton.                    Cochran said.                                advance courses for our college bound students. This is
Luntsford Thursday to “start negoti-            Abbott stressed that the town                Big Stone Gap’s town council              wrong, because it is not the mission of these two insti-
ations” with Norton City Schools to          cannot negotiate with the city               has not yet reviewed the contract.           tutions to provide public secondary education, and
“send Appalachia kids to Norton if           schools but could consider a resolu-            Abbott, the town attorney, sug-           exclusively, to the host county without regard to other
Appalachia loses its schools.”               tion supporting parents who may              gested that Appalachia town council          respective service areas.
   But Town Attorney Michael H.              want to send their children to               send a letter of understanding to its            Public elected representation never succeeds unless
Abbott told Swiney and town coun-            Norton. Abbott said individual par-          Big Stone Gap counterpart to clear           officials practice “going along in order to get along.”
cil that the town doesn’t have the           ents would have to contact Norton            up any “gray areas” in the contract.         This has never existed in the county’s western end, but
authority to negotiate with Norton’s         schools.                                        For example, Councilman John              it is never too late to improve. Only the taxpayers will
school board.                                                                             Tull asked whether the contract              continue to suffer unless a new course is pursued.
   And Luntsford urged caution,                      INTERCONNECTION                      made it clear which town was                 Obviously, the county citizens east of Rim Rock are
saying that, as a member of the Wise            Town council Thursday tabled              responsible for maintenance of the           tired of all the “no” votes, and they should be.
County Board of Supervisors, “I’ve           consideration of a contract for the          pump that would be located on Big                It appears the Election District 3 “diplomatic chick-
negotiated keeping the gym (a pro-           interconnection of the water sys-            Stone Gap’s end of the proposed              ens” have finally come home to roost.
posed      gym     at    Appalachia          tems of Appalachia and Big Stone             line.
Elementary School) and our eighth            Gap after questioning some of the               Swiney proposed the motion to                Bruce Robinette, a native of the Back Valley, is a
graders. We need to approach this            contract’s wording.                          table action on the contract until           retired executive director of the Lenowisco Planning
very cautiously.”                               The interconnection, if approved          Appalachia town council’s next               District and former secondary school administrator.
   “If you tinker with the number of         by both towns, will follow the path          meeting.                                     He is a seasonal resident of Bristol, Va. and
students who would go to a consoli-          of the Powell River Trail, a planned            “I think it’s self-explanatory, but       Rockledge, Fla.
dated school, it could jeopardize the        1.8-mile recreation link between.            that’s fine,” Councilman John
gymnasium and keeping our eighth-               Removal of the rails and ties to          Brooks said of the contract and the
graders,” Luntsford said.                    clear the way for construction of the        motion to table action.

                                   an     Appalachia    High       Wise County. Not just my          to do with this land? Will
Letters                            School, J.J. Kelly Wise
                                   High School, Pound High
                                   School, Coeburn High
                                                                   opinion, go look and hon-
                                                                   estly judge for yourself.
                                                                       Why then do people
                                                                                                     they sell it? Will they use
                                                                                                     the money to help pay for
                                                                                                     forced consolidation? Will
From Page A6                       School, and a St. Paul          continue to call this high        the land be developd to
                                   High School in Wise             school Big Stone Gap              the point where the once
efforts! It is a gift that gives   County. Some 50 years           High School? It is not            perfect school environ-
twice!                             ago Big Stone Gap lost its      inside the corporation lim-       ment will be lost for the
   From all of us at the Big       high school to consolida-       its of Big Stone Gap. All         grade and middle schools                                                   Among the many
Stone       Gap        Farmers     tion. A perfect location        other high schools are            remaining there? If this is
Market, we wish you                                                                                                                                                               blessings we
                                   was found for the new           within town limits.               the real reason for closing
Merry Christmas and a              school. It was somewhat             Is this an attempt by         Powell        Valley    High                                                    count at
Happy New Year.
                                   isolated but near to the        some to misrepresent this         School, then in this day                                                   Thanksgiving are
   See you in May 2011!
                                   areas affected by the           section of Wise County in         and time, when so much
              Elizabeth Jones                                                                                                                                                   our loyal readers.
               Big Stone Gap       move. There was no four-        order to force another            emphasis is placed on
                                   lane road and very little       school consolidation on           environment, then the cost                                                  We wish you all
                                   automobile traffic to           the Big Stone Gap-East            is too high. Much too high
                                   endanger the students.          Stone Gap area? This              to lose such a perfect                                                          a Happy
School is                             Fate began to play a         would then vacate most of         school          environment.                                                Thanksgiving!
in ‘perfect’                       role in this location. A
                                   new four-lane highway
                                                                   the current school proper-
                                                                   ty. Perhaps this property
                                                                                                     Should this happen, histo-
                                                                                                     ry will show this to be a
location                           was constructed just a few
                                   hundred yards from the
                                                                   has become even more
                                                                   perfect in recent years.
                                                                                                     huge mistake. As always
                                                                                                     happens, our children will
To the Editor:                     road entering this proper-      But perfect for what? If          pay for the greed and pol-
   There is no Big Stone           ty. This added value to         not for a high school then        itics. Is it really worth it?
Gap High School. There is          what was already the most       what will it be perfect for.                        Don Ferrell
                                   perfect school location in      What does the county plan                        Big Stone Gap

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