1 "We are tired of... wasteful spending and leading the county down the wrong road." TODY IN TE OTLINE PGE GLXGZETTE.COM The Gazette YOUR NEWS, YOUR PPER MONDY-TUESDY MRC 9-0, 0 SERVING TE CITY OF GLX ND CRROLL ND GRYSON COUNTIES LUKE MPTON BENEFIT SET SEE PGE 0 SINGLE COPY PER ISSUE OME DELIVERY Meth ring gets combined 9 years in prison Seven defendants pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine RONOKE Six Twin County residents and a Wytheville man snared in a methamphetamine investigation have all pleaded guilty and will spend a combined 9 years in federal prisons, according to court records. traffic stop on rturo Velejan ernandez of Independence by Grayson Grayson to explore Sunday alcohol sales t Independence voters recently chose to allow Sunday beer and wine sales, but that has been illegal in the county since 90. By LRRY CMBERS INDEPENDENCE The Grayson County Board of Supervisors will attempt to change an ordinance that has been in effect since Sept. 6, 90. Oldtown District Supervisor Kenneth Belton told the board at its meeting that he had been contacted by several business owners in the county about the sale of beer and wine on Sunday. Independence citizens voted to change the town s ordinance in last November s general election when they approved a referendum to allow the Sunday sale of beer and wine. Belton said the store owners felt this would help their businesses because customers would buy gas, groceries and other items when they stopped to buy beer and wine. The 90 county ordinance was passed by a unanimous vote by supervisors to prohibit Sunday alcohol sales. Belton pointed out that, in addition to Independence, you can also buy beer and wine on Sunday in and Sparta, N.C. Supervisors agreed on a unanimous vote to set a public hearing for their next regular meeting pril, to give citizens the opportunity to comment on changing the ordinance. Man burned in brush fire t n elderly man fell into a fire and had to be airlifted to Winston-Salem for treatment. Reports ILLSVILLE Twin County firefighters responded in force last Wednesday afternoon to contain brush fires in ustinville, Pipers Gap and at mile marker on Interstate 77. n 6-year-old Pipers Gap resident suffered burns from the fire in the western community and was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to emergency officials. round p.m. on, illsville Fire Department members and Carroll Fire Rescue and Laurel Rescue responded to the property of Greg Surratt for a shed fire, according to illsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler. The property was on U.S., before its intersection with Coulson Church Road. Due to the fact that blaze spread to brush, tires, old vehicles and woods, illsville called for backup from, Laurel Fork and the Virginia Department of Forestry, said Mike Mock, Carroll s emergency services director. Spangler said the cause of that fire was not immediately known, but a representative of the Department of Forestry would investigate the origin. The property owner told firefighters he wasn t burning anything at the time of the fire. See BURNED, Page Deputy lan near Fries last year led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of two ounces of meth. combined operation by the Twin County and Claytor Lake drug task forces and Drug Enforcement dministration agents led to four federal indictments being issued in the case. n indictment issued in 0 for conspiracy with intent to distribute more than 00 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing meth, a schedule II narcotic, named ernandez, as well as: William Cody Rutherford of Fries nthony Franklin Smallwood of Elk Creek Michael Lee Moss of Daniel Lee Lawson of Roy Keith Carico of Fries and Sean Jenson Elledge of Wytheville. Three additional indictments accused The Carroll Courthouse Tragedy 9 00T NNIVERSRY 0 FLOYD LLEN FRNCES LLEN Lives Forever Changed TE 9 SOOTOUT IN TE CRROLL COUNTY COURTOUSE LTERED TE FTES OF LL TOSE INVOLVED, ND TEIR FMILIES. By CRISTOPER BROOKE ILLSVILLE Five people in the court for the conclusion of Floyd llen s obstruction of justice trial soon went to their graves, fatally wounded by the hail of bullets that family members and court and county officials exchanged on, 9. Floyd and son Claude llen both went to the electric chair for their roles in the shootout. nother seven in court that day survived their injuries. People with even the most cursory knowledge of the event known as the courthouse tragedy probably know that much, but what happened to the lives of others impacted by that 90-second gun battle? That s what Shelby Inscore- Puckett s presentation highlighted during last Tuesday s session of the centennial symposium, a wideranging two-day discussion of Southern culture and history meant to put the shootout in context of the times. SIDN LLEN UGUSTUS FOWLER BETTY LLEN BETTY YERS Beyond the main participants, Puckett noted that six women lost their husbands and children were left fatherless. Cornelia Frances llen, Floyd s wife and Claude s mother, had her life shattered, according to the presentation, based on author Ron all s research on the subject with additions by Puckett. Dubbed the Lady of Woe and the Lady in Black for the somber clothing she wore to the trails of her family members, Frances had been married to Floyd for years. She argued against Claude going to his father s trial that day. [Claude] came home after the tragedy, the presentation said. She hid and provisioned him, but he was her baby. Frances also fed the Baldwin- Felts detectives that came searching for the wanted men. Puckett noted that one of the detectives reacted with pity to her plight and paid her. er efforts to safeguard her son failed as Claude was caught two CLUDE LLEN MUDE IROLER miles from home. Frances son Victor also was jailed and tried, but found not guilty. Frances llen could do nothing when the barn went up in flames that ugust. Requests for clemency went up to Gov. William odges Mann for Floyd and Claude and appeals continued until the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Frances llen must have become desperate during the drawn-out process, because she wrote a letter asking for financial help for The Post erald to publish, addressed to the public, Puckett noted. The members of my family and our attorneys have received many letter from persons offering to start public subscriptions to aid me in carrying on the defense of my husband, Floyd llen, and my son, Claude llen, began the letter that s been kept in Gooch armon s See CNGED, Page 7 ernandez, Smallwood and Lawson with one count each of possession of meth with intent to distribute. The case recently wrapped up with Moss s sentencing in early. Of all the accused, ernandez Morales to be deported after serving months t The man pleaded guilty to federal meth distribution charges Reports See MET, Page RONOKE 9-yearold man will serve months in a federal prison for a drug-related conviction and then be deported, according to court papers. Juan Israel Morales was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute of a large quantity of methamphetamine. n ugust 0 federal indictment originally charged Morales with possession of meth with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, according to court papers. In his guilty plea to the conspiracy charge, Morales received a sentence of months in a federal prison as close as possible to Bakersfield, Calif., as well as a fine of,000, court documents say. e will be evaluated for placement in a drug rehab programs. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be delivered to authorized immigration officials for deportation proceedings, cooperate fully with said proceedings and shall remain outside of the United States, the court papers say. The defendant shall not illegally re-enter the United States and is advised that, should he re-enter the United States, such re-entry would constitute a violation of the terms of supervised release. Morales also must forfeit to the government two handguns, a Rossi.7 caliber revolver and a Beretta.0 caliber and ammunition, according to court papers. WT DO YOU TINK? CLL TE OTLINE: 6-7, EXT 6 WRITE LETTER: P.O. BOX 6 GLX, V (LETTERS MUST BE SIGNED) E-MIL: REDERS GLXGZETTE.COM WETER PRECIP: 0% UP-TO-TE-MINUTE FORECST VILBLE T MONDY M: TUNDERSTORMS PM: SOWERS IG 7 F LOW F SUNRISE: 7: M SUNSET: 7: PM TUESDY PRTLY CLOUDY IG 7 F LOW F PRECIP: 0% RECORD LOW: 9 (96) RECORD IG: 79 (96) BOUT PEOPLE... CURC CTIVITIES...0 CLSSIFIED...-9 CROSSWORD... 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2 PGE TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 Drivers still confused about Opticom system The new technology changes traffic lights to let emergency vehicles through, but it's harder to change drivers' habits. By CRISTOPER BROOKE While the Opticom devices clear the intersections for emergency vehicles, many drivers still seems confused about what to do next. Opticom hooks up to traffic lights and tells them to change when an ambulance, police car or fire engine approaches, so they can get to their emergency in a timely way, said Larry Diamond, s assistant fire chief. ll lanes, including the left turn lane, will get a green light to allow any traffic stopped in those lanes of travel through to clear the intersections for the emergency vehicles. It works by a signal emitter attached to the emergency vehicles, picked up by a receiver on the stop light going off, he explained. When the signal is received, a white light on the device will flash for the opposing directions of travel that means an emergency vehicle is approaching. It only takes seconds for the stoplight to cycle when the Opticom receives the signal and opposing traffic will have to come to a stop quickly. It ll only take a few seconds, so don t try to beat the light change, Diamond said. That includes motorists who Emergency vehicles like this fire engine have Opticom transmitters that trigger receivers on traffic signals, turning them from red to green and providing motorists safe options for getting out of the way. want to turn right on red. Drivers who see a white light that s constantly on should know the emergency vehicle is going the same direction as they are. Traffic going the same direction as the emergency vehicles are supposed to clear the intersection and then pull over to the right edge of the road as soon as its safe. Traffic is supposed to remain stopped until all emergency vehicles go by. Diamond noted that s important because the emergency vehicles, especially fire trucks, may need to make a right turn and Gazette file photo they need time, space and a clear lane to do that. Vehicle traffic is supposed to stay back 00 feet from emergency vehicles. Diamond said it s a reckless driving offense to pass an emergency vehicle. now has Opticom on lights on Main Street and U.S. to aid in emergency response times, Diamond said. Opticom in illsville works the same way. Opticom is a tool that emergency services use, but the emergency officials and the public have to be on the same page about it. This photo is from the fire on U.S. near the intersection with Coulson Church Road. Burned Continued from Page Gazette photo by Christopher Brooke The fire spread to about two acres before being contained. We did transport one of the firefighters from that scene to the hospital, Mock said. e actually had some heat exhaustion. The firefighter was treated and released. While volunteers were still busy at the Surratt property, a second blaze broke out on the shoulder of the interstate, Spangler said. Barren Springs and Cana volunteers joined with illsville,, Laurel Fork and the forestry service to contain that blaze while the interstate traffic was squeezed down to one lane. This brush fire went up a steep embankment, making it more difficult to fight, Spangler said. Firefighters had to create a fire line by hand because the terrain was too steep for the bulldozer to do it. That brush fire probably consumed four or five acres, he estimated. definite cause is not known, but it could have been a cigarette tossed from a passing car or a spark from a truck, Spangler said. Fire Department responded to a brush fire at :0 p.m. that same day in the Pipers Gap section of Carroll, at 7 Pine Mountain Drive off Mallory Road, according to reports. 6-year-old man was airlifted for treatment last Wednesday afternoon from that fire scene after he suffered from burns to his face, arms and back, according to Fire Chief David ankley. When ankley arrived to the scene, he found Claude Stoneman lying near the brush fire. ankley said Stoneman had fallen into the fire and couldn t get up. Stoneman had started a small brush fire that had gotten out of control. landing zone was set up at Oakland School for the helicopter. The Fire Department was on scene until 6 p.m. Sturgill: budget planning impossible without state funding information By PRIL WRIGT School Board cut its budget workshop meeting short on Friday after having an uncertain budget draft proposed by the governor. We spent a lot of time working with the only budget we have, Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill told the School Board last Tuesday, as administrators and board members wait on the official budget from the state. Right now, we need more direction from the state. Legislators ended the General ssembly session this month without passing a state budget. When the official state budget is approved, Sturgill said the schools will be ready to move quickly in creating a balanced local spending plan. With no clear idea of state funding, and the increases in life insurance and health insurance costs and the rising price of gasoline, we don t know what we re dealing with, he said. Soon after the General ssembly reconvenes on, Sturgill hopes the school board will be able to pass a budget and get it approved by City Council the following week. Meth Continued from Page Make friends with your newspaper. TE GZETTE IS ON FCEBOOK BECOME FN TODY TO GET BREKING NEWS LERTS ND MORE The governor s proposed budget is not education-friendly, said Sturgill. There s not enough support for K through education... But we don t think his proposed budget is going to pass. If it was going to pass, they would have done so already. In other action, the board: heard about math programs at the schools, in which handson programs have been implemented into the classrooms to help children learn about math. heard from Julianna DiGiacomo on her senior project. She held a shoe drive at each school, collecting 9 pairs of shoes for students in need. heard from Sturgill on the school system s lawsuit against Vannoy Construction and engineering firm OWPR Inc. Sturgill, some members of the board and lawyers for City Public Schools will meet with defendants on 0 in Roanoke for mediation to resolve the issue of leaky windows that were installed by Bell Windows, a subcontractor that worked on the igh School renovation project. approved a bid of 96,00 from DCI/Shires Inc., for athletic field upgrades, and a 60,000 bid from DCI/Shires for upgrades to the track at GS. heard from Sturgill that ninth received the most prison time at 9 months at the Butner, N.C., facility, according to court records. Lawson received months to serve at either the Butner or the McDowell facility. Carico will spend months in either the Butner or Beckley, W.Va., federal prison. Rutherford will serve 6 months either at Beckley or Butner. Smallwood got 0 months to serve at Butner. Moss has months to serve at Butner or some other facility as close as possible to his home, while Elledge has 6 months to serve, for a combined total of,07 months among all the defendants. ll those convicted are to receive drug rehab and treatment while in prison or at least be evaluated for treatment. Most of the men will be on five years of supervised release after they get out of prison, except for Elledge and Moss, who will have four years each. graders will receive tablets, like the ipad, next school year. dministrators are searching for the best price and best tablet for ninth graders to use. recommendation will be provided to the board during the next meeting. approved the 0-0 school calendar. The first day of class will be ug. next school year. FIRST MENDMENT Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press; Rights of ssembly and Petition Copyright 0. ll rights reserved. Contents may not be disseminated without permission. Established 76. 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3 TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 PGE ampton recovering from wrestling injury Family plans breakfast benefit to pay for medical expenses By PRIL WRIGT Becky Ward of wipes away her tears as she talks about the ordeal her nephew Luke ampton is going through. ampton, a 7-year-old senior at lleghany igh School in Sparta, N.C., is paralyzed from the neck down after he suffered a spinal injury during a wrestling tournament at ibriten igh School in Lenoir, N.C., on Dec., 0. Luke is the son of Randy and Benita ampton. Ward s sister, Benita, grew up in, graduating from igh School in 976. ampton also has several other relatives in the area. The cafeteria staff at igh School, where Ward works as bookkeeper, and local churches are coming together to hold a breakfast benefit to help defray medical expenses for ampton s family. ampton was ranked the number one wrestler in his class in North Carolina. e was injured when he charged at his opponent during the wrestling match, collided with a padded wall and broke the C and C6 vertebrae in his neck. ampton spent some time in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., and was then transferred to the Shepherd Center in tlanta for rehab and physical therapy on Dec. 9. e spent a month in the intensive care unit. Despite his condition, Ward said ampton is now in good spirits, laughing and joking with his family. e gets excited when he s able to wiggle his finger. ampton received a diaphragm pacemaker, which may allow him to soon come off of the ventilator. e is scheduled to come home Wednesday. While at the Shepherd Center, his mom has received special training to care for ampton when they return. Other staff will also be needed, since he will have to receive -hour care. is mom, who is employed at Wilkes Community College in North Carolina, hasn t been able to work since the day of the accident. Because many of the rehab expenses are not covered by BOVE: Luke ampton s caregivers huddle around him, supporting ampton by wearing Luke Strong gear. RIGT: ampton and his girlfriend, Laken Blevins. insurance, such as the helicopter flight to transport him from Winston-Salem to tlanta, medical expenses are quickly piling up. The flight alone cost several thousand dollars. When he comes home, he will need an electric wheelchair, which will require him to blow into a straw to move it, because he isn t able to move his arms. wheelchair-accessible van will cost close to 70,000. new room is being added to their house to accommodate his needs. They re in a hardship right now, said Marlene dams, manager of the cafeteria staff at GS. ampton s grandmother attends Trinity Baptist Church, where dams husband is pastor. There s just a lot of expenses that insurance won t help with. If we do a big country breakfast on that Saturday, people can eat on the way to a game or wherever they are headed. Local churches are covering the cost of the benefit. Because ampton s spinal cord was not severed, he has a chance of regaining movement, said Ward, who has been to tlanta on several weekends to see her nephew. e s talking up a storm, said Ward. nd he loves good food that s for sure. e has also participated in recreational activities, in which he blows into a straw to control a game of bowling. e has an excellent attitude, said Ward. e wants to walk again and wants to get off of that ventilator. They re doing all they can to take care of him. dams said the benefit is something she had to do, in order to pull the community together to help ampton s family. You never know when it might be one of your kids going through this, said dams, noting that both of her sons are police officers. It could even happen to one of our high school kids playing in a game. Even if we collect,000, this might be something that would relieve the financial pressure for the family. If anybody can beat this, it s Luke. ampton smiles for a picture with mom and dad, Benita and Randy ampton. Ward said even though the medical expenses will be astronomical, the lleghany, N.C., community has rallied behind the family to help, as well. is friends have designed Luke Strong shirts and bracelets, and his room is covered in posters and letters from supporters. fter all that has happened, ampton holds no resentment against the sport. Instead, he has watched, from a computer in his room, his younger brother Jacob wrestle. I m praying we ll have a good turnout, said dams. We re trying to keep the cost affordable and convenient for everyone to enjoy. County will have to enforce state stormwater regulations By CRISTOPER BROOKE ILLSVILLE The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will soon turn over enforcement of stormwater management regulation to the localities, the Carroll supervisors learned at their regular meeting on. The state already changed its stormwater management regulations meant to combat pollution of Virginia s waterways last September, but and other localities have until July 0 for their new responsibilities go into effect, explained Tim Carpenter, the county s erosion and sediment inspector. DCR is trying to get the localities to voluntarily to go ahead and implement the stormwater management program, he said. They have mentioned that grant money may be available for localities who are willing to go ahead and jumpstart their stormwater management programs. There is no money appropriated that he s aware of. State officials continue drafting a new stormwater management ordinance, which will set out what the localities will have to adopt themselves. ssociated with the new ordinance will be higher general permit fees, which range from Drivers escape injury No injuries were reported in a -vehicle accident that occurred about :0 p.m. on U.S. west last Friday, just outside Independence. State Trooper Jessie Tilson said a 997 Cadillac, driven by Debra Lynn Galyean of Independence, was traveling west and was turning into a driveway when her vehicle was struck by a westbound 00 pickup truck driven by Charles Bolling of. Bolling was charged with following to close. The Independence Volunteer Fire Department and Independence Volunteer Rescue Squad assisted at the scene. Landmark News Service photo by Larry Chambers 90 for a small construction site of one acre to 9,600 for more than 00 acres involved in a large construction project, Carpenter said. The state will let the localities keep 7 percent of revenue from those fees. State officials will also require annual inspection of stormwater retention facilities, and there will be fees for that, ranging from 0 to,00, he said. Localities will be able to keep 00 percent of those fees. There are a lot of components of this that the Department of Conservation and Recreation officials still have to figure out, so this is a work in progress. t this time, that s really about all the information I have, Carpenter said. So, as information comes available, we ll let you know. The fees are set by the state, Supervisors Chairman Sam Dickson asked. Now, a locality can increase those fees, if I understand correctly, but I don t think we can decrease them, Carpenter said. Can t lower them even though we d be willing to lower our 7 percent, Dickson said. Kinda like the building and health permits, when the state needs more money, they just up the permits that we collect. Supervisor Tom Littrell asked if the state is going to include a buildings and a parking lots in stormwater management. It will be any land disturbance associated with a construction activity Carpenter said. So, if an average person wants to build a new home, they ll be hit by this ordinance, Supervisor Bob Martin said. Now, if it s just an individual out here who owns a tract of land, as long as they did not disturb over an acre, they would not fall under the stormwater management requirements, Carpenter said. What s the county s role in this going to be? Martin asked. We would actually have to start enforcing the stormwater management regulations and so forth and require enforcement, inspections Carpenter said. State officials would carry out periodic reviews to make sure meets its mandate, he added. It s similar to erosion and sediment enforcement. Supervisor David utchins summed up that the county will have to adopt a local ordinance to enforce state regulations. Then we d be the bad guys who have to do it. County officials should probably go ahead and start working on their version of an ordinance, Dickson said. Carpenter expects to do so when the Department of Conservation and Recreation comes out with its model ordinance. LUKE MPTON BENEFIT TE BREKFST BENEFIT WILL BE ELD ON MRC T TE GS CFETERI FROM 7 TO.M. ND WILL INCLUDE BISCUITS, GRVY, EGGS, M, BCON, SU- SGE, BKED PPLES, ORNGE JUICE, TE ND COFFEE. COST IS PER PERSON. BKE SLE LSO WILL BE ELD TT DY, ND DONTIONS WILL BE CCEPTED. TO MKE DONTION TO TE LUKE MPTON BENEFIT, SENT CECKS TO TE TTENTION OF MRLENE DMS T 00 MROON TIDE DRIVE, GLX, V.. FUNDS WILL GO TO MPTON S FMILY TO COVER MEDICL EXPENSES. 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4 PGE TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 OPINION GZETTE REDERS OTLINE 6-7, EXTENSION 6 Read the label Consumers, beware. Just wonder how many folks realize China has sent food to U.S. grocery stores that are stocking it on their shelves. Check food labels to see where they are manufactured. Personally, I wouldn t eat anything that comes from China because they made dog food that killed pets. They make apple juice that is tainted with pesticides, so why would the food be any different since they have no EP regulations in China? Looking up I would like the community to know that the new powers-that-be at Rooftop of Virginia must be doing a great job. I was recently in there. The staff is energetic and friendly. The building looks better than it has in a long time. Everyone seems to be doing a really good job in helping out the clients that are coming in. So, kudos to Rooftop. You go, Verl Congratulations, Coach Brown and basketball team. Coach Brown, I bet you never dreamed when you ran that touchdown against Dublin and knocked them out of the district that you would ever be a two-time state champion basketball coach. Way to go. Do your homework Regarding the comment sink or swim, I would have thought the person that was so articulate on this response would have done some homework. The person spearheading this farm devoted over 0 years of his life to the military before embarking on a second career. The grants are not government grants, but grants from the [Virginia Tobacco Commission] making an attempt to pay back a community that they raped of millions of dollars from the very soil we are now trying to enrich. Master Gardeners class might help this individual, since it is apparent he or she is very interested in the local vegetable and cattle growers. Or, perhaps a conference or Internet search on grants available to the growers to help our land and the people who live here. Jealousy does not become you. Too grumpy What is it with one of the women that works in [an area post office]? I took some mail in there that doesn t belong to me and that is about one rude woman. She acts like it is your fault that somebody s mail comes to you that doesn t belong to you. They are a whole lot nicer in Fries. If there are going to be post offices closing down, that one [not Fries] ought to be the one closing. Live up to potential I would like to add to the abundant talent team comment. Thanks to that person for speaking out. I agree that team will never be able to play to their full potential if some things aren t changed. There is too much talent on that team. Definitely some talent not being used to the full potential and it is such a shame. It is a good team that could become a great, undefeated team. ddressing concerns I have a concern for Grayson County Schools. You need to deal with this immediately because it could really be costly to your insurance company if an accident occurs. I went to pick my daughter up at the high school and noticed an employee s boyfriend driving the county Chevy truck. e went into an office a few minutes and then left. ow can someone who is not an employee of the school be in these vehicles and buildings without authorization? lso, why would you want to let the grass mowing out for bid when you just bought 0,000 worth of new mowers and hired two fulltime men to mow? What is going on? Editor s note: Grayson Superintendent Elizabeth Thomas responds that only employees of Grayson County Public Schools are permitted to drive school vehicles. The allegation that a non-employee was driving a school system vehicle was investigated and no evidence supported the claim. The caller is invited to make a formal complaint at our center office, which may provide further details and result in further investigation, Thomas said. The mowing equipment is approximately years old, and due to heavy use, is nearing replacement age. fter comparing costs of in house mowing of school system grounds versus contracted mowing, Thomas said the conclusion was that money would be saved by contracting these services. s a point of clarification, Thomas said Grayson did not hire two-full time employees to mow, but rather two part-time workers. Not worthy? I m calling about families going around begging other family members to help with a benefit. If the LETTERS TO TE EDITOR School, students thank community for support igh School would like to thank the community, parents, businesses, and other stakeholders for the overwhelming support demonstrated on our students behalf during the 0-0 school year. The success of GS academics and athletics is derived from the encouragement and loyalty of the community to our students. This was apparent this past weekend when you looked in the stands at Virginia Commonwealth University and witnessed a sea of maroon as our boys and girls teams competed in the VSL state basketball tournament. To be part of a community that traveled such a great distance to witness our students compete, gives us an amazing feeling of pride. The students and staff at igh School are blessed to have the support of such a fine community as we work together to educate our students through academics and sports, alike. It truly does take a village to raise a child. Thanks you for all you do to support our schools. igh School and students Police, firefighters responded quickly I want to say "thank you" to our police and fire departments for their quick response to an issue I had with my furnace. Within two minutes after DT notified them, they were at my front door to address the situation. ow fortunate is to have employees and volunteers to care for us anytime of the day and night. You made me feel safe living in and I appreciate you and all that you do. Thank you! Doris Carpenter person that needs the benefit has not been to church, is in no organizations, does nothing for community, why should everybody try to help him? nd merchants that give stuff for benefits should check into things. 0 per leaf Of course you can get whatever you are willing to pay for if the restaurant offers it. The problem arises when you ask if you can get lettuce or whatever and you are told yes instead of yes, but there will be an extra charge. nd 0 cents for a piece of a leaf of a head of lettuce when the entire head is only about is taking advantage. Ten to fifteen cents is plenty. Do I need to explain that taking advantage is wrong? lways cutting back I was just wondering why is it that every time we open the paper, we see where the schools are going to have to be closing or cutting back and then we look again and see all these grants made for different things. ren t our children entitled to a better education than they are all this funny stuff, and everything that is going on with activities and stuff? Sitting ducks Just watched the news, talking about the soldier accused of shooting 6 fghans. Our soldiers should have been brought home long ago, so that is not on the soldier. Our boys are sitting ducks over there. Why should the U.S. risk soldiers lives for people that hate our guts? Obama is not helping the United States but he sure can bow and scrape to foreign countries while taking money and sending it to them when it is needed here. What about fghan soldiers that killed our soldiers? Nothing was done about that. I urge everyone to write everyone they know in Washington and tell them to bring our troops home. Someone has to back our boys up, because Obama is not going to. I wouldn t blame our soldiers if they all went WOL. Editor s note: You are entitled to your opinion. But wow. Just... wow. Ready to fall I have just read the article about the tree falling on the vehicle in illsville. Route 7, Elkhorn Road, is a death trap. There are about eight trees hanging over the road ready to fall any minute. Let s hope and pray they don t fall on anybody. Just relax This is for all the folks griping about the opening of the new restaurant that hasn t happened yet. Sure, I realize we haven t had a decent steakhouse in town for many years. But, the fellow who owns this place, when he decides to open it, it is his right to make that call. We need to just relax and let him have his time to make sure the restaurant is everything he wants it to be. That way when he does open it, we can all enjoy it. So, everybody just relax and cook at home. OW TO WRITE US The Gazette reserves its editorial page for the exchange of ideas and opinions. Letters to the editor are welcomed. Certain guidelines apply. Letters should be typed, if possible, and signed in the writer's original handwriting. The author must include an address and daytime telephone number so the letter can be verified. Letters will be edited to 0 words or less. Writers are limited to one letter every 0 days. The deadline for letters is noon Wednesday. The Gazette reserves the right to edit or refuse any letter. MIL TO: LETTERS TO TE EDITOR, TE GZETTE, P.O. BOX 6, GLX, V. E-MIL LETTERS TO: Places to cut On the Carroll schools potential budget cuts how about summer school running buses just so kids can go to the Wellness Center. Summer school is for kids to learn. Do away with it. If kids fail, hold them back like they did when older people were growing up. ow about all those field trips. ow do you do with parttime bus drivers? School is only open part-time. They are the lowest paid in the surrounding counties and drive the junkiest buses. t least they could paint the bumpers and the rims. You shouldn t have started construction on the schools. They could have been held off. School farm agricultural positions they may be learning how to live off the land. Math coach they graduate and can t even count change back. Middle school sports. ow about high school sports? Main office employees need to drive their own vehicles. You make enough money and the county is putting the fuel in for them also. Too many positions I was shocked to hear that Carroll County Schools are considering closing a school and cutting teachers, those of which have a direct impact on students, when they have unnecessary positions at central office. With the student population as low as Carroll s, they can certainly operate with just a superintendent, assistant superintendent, business administrator and director of special education. Many larger districts do so. ll the other positions are nice, but when it comes down to it, they are just a luxury and in this economy it is not a time to indulge in luxury. The Gazette should really look in to how much some of the unnecessary positions earn. It is public information. Do we need a director of testing or a crisis management person? Even the other positions like a curriculum instructor both for elementary and the high school. n adult education director. human resource director. It goes on and on. Ole what s-his-name I was listening to the ballgame on the radio and the [announcer] did something that I thought was disrespectful toward the other team. They put in some players and called their numbers and didn t know the guys names. That wasn t the worst of it. The worst part was where he said, It doesn t matter what his name is because he doesn t play for. Woeful leadership When the chairman of the board of supervisors stated the people of didn t vote for change, he was wrong. People are disgusted with the new members who haven t shown the guts to do anything about personnel. We are tired of wasteful leadership and wasteful spending and leading the county down the wrong road. s for the school board, they are proving to be wasteful and lost in space. Now the school board is running around like a dog chasing his tail when they have to make a major decision. The majority of people in Carroll say close down Gladesboro School and spare the demolition of the entire school system. What woeful leadership we have in our two boards. 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5 TE GZETTE BOUT PEOPLE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 PGE Niece's actions leave family torn apart BRNDON DEN TOMLINSON ND MRY ELEN DICKENSON Dickenson, Tomlinson engagement announced Joe Don and Pam Dickenson of Baywood announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elena Dickenson, to Brandon Dean Tomlinson, son of erbert Dean and Lora Tomlinson of Fries. Tomlinson is a 00 graduate of Grayson County igh School and a 00 graduate of Virginia Tech. e is employed as assistant manager at Cresthaven Farms in Baywood. Dickenson is a 00 graduate of Grayson County igh School and a 00 graduate of Virginia Tech. She will graduate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 0. July 7 wedding will be held in. Thomas becomes consultant Teresa Thomas of has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. s an independent business owner, Thomas offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions. For more information about Tastefully Simple products and events, contact We doubt that forgiving a With the help of relatives and contractors and more than 00,000 debt will restore your family ties. You will hours of free labor, the KTY simply be out the house is now in decent MITCELL money. shape. Please make one last My husband and I attempt to resolve this (both retired) invested before going to court.,000. Can you see your sister I have sent s in person? and letters to my sister sk to meet at a neuand niece, with abso- MRCY SUGR tral place to discuss lutely no response. If this before it gets comthey won t help repay annie s pletely out of hand. We the money, at least mailbox hope she will agree so they could offer an the two of you can explanation and an express your feelings, includapology. I finally had a lawyer contact ing how sad you are, and find my niece about compensation. out whether anything can be She has a decent income and done. n apology would go a was more than capable of taking long way. Dear nnie: Would you care of the house. Our next decision is whether please ask your readers to list a charity or medical organization to file a lawsuit. I have tried to restore the fam- in lieu of flowers in death noticily relationship, but apparently, es? Too many people send flowthey are not interested. What do ers when there is a decline in I do? Can t fford This giving to medical research. t a recent visitation, there Dilemma Dear Dilemma: It s disap- were two rooms full of flowers. pointing that your niece can- Within a few hours, flowers die. Please help raise awareness not face up to her responsibility, and that her mother is that there are other significant willing to lose the relationship ways to remember the deceased. and be sued in order to allow Friend of a Young Lung her daughter to hide. Dear nnie: Four years ago, my adult son was divorced and then lost his job. e tried selling his house, but couldn t find a buyer. t the same time, my sister s daughter, also recently divorced, needed a larger house and a better school system for her three teenage children. My sister and I came up with what we thought was a win-win situation: My niece would take over my son s house payments. We hoped she could obtain a mortgage within two years and purchase the house for the balance. My son would make no profit. The only condition was that she maintain the place. fter two years, my son was still unemployed, and my niece was unable to qualify for a mortgage. So we let the arrangement continue. We recently learned that my niece moved out without any notification or explanation. We were shocked when we saw that the house had been completely destroyed. We had the property evaluated and were told it would take,000 to get it back into saleable condition. Tornado drill day set t To be observed Tuesday. 0 will be observed as tornado preparedness day in Virginia, when citizens can participate in a statewide tornado drill. Last year, tornadoes hit Virginia, the second highest number on record. To encourage tornado awareness and safety, Gov. Bob McDonnell has proclaimed 0 as tornado preparedness day in the commonwealth. Businesses and organizations, schools and colleges, and families and individuals are encouraged to practice taking cover from tornadoes by participating in the statewide drill at 9: a.m. The National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning at 9: that will trigger a tone alert and broadcast message on NO Weather Radio. The message will be picked up by TV and radio broadcasters, simulating what listeners will hear during an actual tornado warning. When the test tornado warning is sounded, people should move quickly to a safe area in a sturdy building. Safe areas are basements and crawl spaces, as well as interior rooms, bathrooms, closets or hallways on the lowest level of a building. Stay away from windows. Once in the safe area, crouch down or sit on the floor, facing down, and cover heads with hands. For help in conducting a tornado drill and to register for the statewide drill, see www. ReadyVirginia.gov. Registration is not required. The best and fastest way to get a tornado warning is by NO Weather Radio, said Bill Sammler, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service. With a weather radio, you get weather data directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. When a tornado warning is issued, the weather radio sounds an alarm followed by information on where the storm is, which way it s moving, and telling people in its path to take cover. This radio could be a lifesaver. NO weather radios are available at electronics and sporting goods stores, discount and department stores, and online. They come in battery-powered models, and many also have M/ FM bands. Southern Gates Collection Tree of Life Pendant exclusively at DIMOND CENTER - INCORPORTED 0 S. Main St. GLX, V 6-7 Cancer Victim Dear Friend: We are all in favor of donations to charity and medical research, and we hope family members who place death notices in the newspapers and online will keep this in mind as a way of honoring the deceased. It means a great deal to these organizations to have the financial support. Dear nnie: Thank you for printing the letter from Saskatoon, who asked whether it was rude to leave the TV on when one has company. We have the same situation with a family member who leaves the TV on all day. Because of this, we have shortened our time with them. Even when we have been invited to stay only for a couple of days, this family member prefers to sit in front of the idiot box. The TV shouldn t be one s best friend to the exclusion of speaking to guests in your home including family. Not Visiting So Much nymore nnie s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the nn Landers column. Please your questions to or write to: nnie s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 77 rd Street, ermosa Beach, C 90. To find out more about nnie s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGT 0 CRETORS.COM Puzzled? ish somebody could help you put your car insurance puzzle together? s a local professional independent agency representing uto-owners, we re up to the challenge. 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6 PGE 6 The Gazette Monday/Tuesday, 9-0, 0 Sports 0 spring sports schedules GLX CRROLL COUNTY VRSITY BSEBLL Patrick County 6 Christiansburg 7 Patrick County 9 Grayson County pril Grayson County 0 Christiansburg Tazewell 7 bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon 6:0 :0 6:0 JV BSEBLL Patrick County 6 Christiansburg 7 Patrick County 9 Grayson County pril Grayson County 0 Christiansburg Tazewell 7 bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon WIS :00 WIS WIS WIS WIS VRSITY SOFTBLL Grayson County Patrick County 0 George Wythe 6 George Wythe 9 Grayson County pril bingdon 0 Tazewell 6 bingdon Tazewell :0 6:0 JV SOFTBLL Grayson County Patrick County 0 George Wythe 6 George Wythe 9 Grayson County pril bingdon ES 0 ES Tazewell 6 bingdon Tazewell :00 TRCK & FIELD SWD teams pril Grayson//Fort George Wythe bingdon Floyd Inv. :00 bingdon SWD champ. :0 GIRLS TENNIS 0 Grayson County 7 pril Grayson County 7 bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon Tazewell BOYS TENNIS 0 Grayson County 7 pril Grayson County 7 bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon Tazewell BOYS SOCCER Patrick County 7 Patrick County pril 7 bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon Tazewell GIRLS SOCCER Christiansburg Patrick County 7 Patrick County pril Christiansburg 7 9 George Wythe George Wythe bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon Tazewell JV SOCCER 7 9 George Wythe George Wythe bingdon 6 Tazewell bingdon Tazewell Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour set for th season Registration is now underway for the th season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour. The schedule includes five golf academies which focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one Golf by the Rules clinic in which the player receives on-course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season ending two-day tournament. The tour is excited to have The Greenbrier Resort back on the schedule. The resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., has been a stop on the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour for a number of years. Other tournament sites include The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech (Radford), Fincastle Country Club (Bluefield), Wytheville Golf Club (Wytheville), Pipestem State Park (Pipestem, W.Va.) and Fountain Springs Golf Club (Peterstown, W.Va.). ll of these sites offer a challenging -hole venue and provide an excellent setting for the junior golfer to learn game fundamentals and the rules with an opportunity for competition. Because of the generosity and hospitality of the host clubs and golf courses, the tour continues to grow. Numerous volunteers b 6:0 6:0 6:0 6:0 6:0 6:0 6:0 :0 :0 from each host site enrich the experience of the events by making the participants feel welcomed and important. The application fee is and includes a BRJGT cap, bag tag, ball mark repair tool, and a current USG Rule Book. nyone interested in being a part of the tour can find an application form at area golf courses or online at Questions can be answered by calling (76) Throughout the history of the tour, the underlying motto has been building character and sportsmanship through the game of golf. It is the intention of the tour to not only develop golf skills, but also to use the game of golf as a vehicle to acquire character traits such as discipline, integrity, responsibility and the determination to create a better citizen in all areas of life. Competitive golf has a way of meeting this objective more than most other activities because of the obligation of each player to play within the rules and to self-impose penalties as they occur. The tour is open to boys and girls up to age. cademies and rules clinics begin in early and continue through early June. Tournaments are scheduled for June and July. VRSITY BSEBLL 6 9 Chilhowie pril Chilhowie Grayson County 7 Narrows 0 Grayson County Narrows :0 6:0 6:0 JV BSEBLL 6 9 pril Chilhowie (dh) Grayson County 7 Narrows Grayson County Narrows :00 VRSITY SOFTBLL 6 Radford 7 Radford 9 Chilhowie pril Chilhowie 7 0 Grayson County 7 Narrows 0 Grayson County Narrows JV SOFTBLL 6 Radford 9 7 Radford pril Chilhowie 7 0 Grayson County 7 Narrows Grayson County Narrows 6:0 :0 :00 GRYSON COUNTY TRCK & FIELD pril George Wythe MED teams 7 Floyd Invitational Giles Invitational 6 Region C RU June Group RU GIRLS TENNIS 0 7 pril 6 9 Grayson County 6 Narrows 7 0 Grayson County 7 Narrows BOYS TENNIS 9 lleghany, NC lleghany, NC pril 6 9 Grayson County 6 Narrows 7 0 Grayson County 7 Narrows BOYS SOCCER pril Oak ill cademy 6 9 Grayson County Oak ill cademy 6 Narrows 7 0 Grayson County 7 Narrows :00 :00 :00 :00 :00 :00 :00 :00 9 am 9 am 6:0 GIRLS SOCCER pril George Wythe George Wythe Sports Shorts Men s open softball tournament softball tournament to benefit children s after-school enrichment programs will be held pril at the Grayson County Rec. softball field in Independence. Entry fee is 7 per team. No restrictions on bats or home runs. Concessions will be available. Entry deadline is pril, limited to first teams to enter. For more information call Danny Dunford at (76) 60-, Greg Ring at (76) 6- or Fred Davis at (76) 60-0 ( a.m.- p.m.). Greco-Roman, freestyle wrestling tournament The Newville, Pa. Wrestling ssociation will host a GrecoRoman/Freestyle qualifier on pril at Big Spring igh School in Newville, just off I- and I US wrestling card is required and will be available for purchase at the event. Visit for more information. Shooting for a cure day of basketball is planned for pril to raise awareness and funds to help cure Crohn s disease. ctivities will begin at 0 a.m. and will include speed dribble, hot shot, knockout, free throw shooting, -point competition, dribble tag and a game between past and present players. Cost is entry per event. There is no admission, donations only at the gate. silent auction will be held and concessions will be available. Monetary donations or items for the auction can be sent to Donnie Morgan, Bobcat Trail, illsville, Va.. Carroll Co. Recreation baseball/softball The Parks and Recreation Department will conduct registration for tee-ball, machine-pitch, Dixie baseball and Dixie softball through. For more information, visit or call the CCRD office at (76) 709. Office hours are 9 a.m.- p.m. Monday through Friday. Chilhowie Spring Classic The Chilhowie Spring Classic basketball tournament will be Saturday,. Divisions for girls th, 6th and -under and boys rd, th, th, 6th, 7th and -under. Entry fee is 00. Register by 7. Call manda Walters at (76) Weekly pool tournament S Bar and Grill in, formerly the Branding Iron, will host a weekly Wednesday pool tournament at 7 p.m. Will begin with -ball and alternate weekly with 9-ball. Best out of, double elimination. Cash prizes. 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7 TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 PGE 7 Changed Continued from Page museum in Woodlawn. We have refused these offers as we wanted to pay the expenses of these trials ourselves as long as we had anything to pay with. My husband and my two sons have gone through long and costly trials all summer that have taken all that we could raise on our home. The barn burned while she watched Claude s trial in Wytheville, destroying all feed and farm machinery on the property. If the people who have made these kind offers still want to help us, anything that they can collect and will send to me at Mount iry, N.C., will be used in the defense of my husband and my boy, Frances wrote. This was poignant to Puckett because Frances must have been a proud woman who was worn down. She gave up all her roots and moved to Tabernacle, N.J., after the death sentences were carried out. t the funerals, Frances bypassed Floyd s coffin and held Claude s body until the end. She lost her property after it was seized and sold at auction. To me, she s the epitome of suffering after the tragedy, Puckett said. Betty llen, wife of Sidna, suffered major economic loss as her husband was sentenced to prison for years for his role in the shootout. When Sidna fled to Iowa during the manhunt, Betty didn t know where her husband was for months while she struggled to provide for their two daughters. Their impressive Queen nne-style home in Fancy Gap was seized in 9, the same month in which her father died, according to the presentation. She wasn t allowed to keep the general store they ran, so she made a living doing housework and washing. Bill Lord s book, The Red Ear of Corn, records Betty s anger at her brother-in-law Floyd for what happened to her husband. Betty inquired about the health of Floyd llen, now in the Roanoke jail, Lord wrote. When Sidna and the others left him after the shootout they believed he was dying. Told that he had recovered, she gave an indication of whom she blamed the most for her troubles. Too bad he didn t die, don t you think? By the time Sidna was pardoned in 96, Betty was and missed spending the best years of her life with her husband. Still, Puckett reports that Betty lived happy years alternating her time at a winter home in Eden, N.C., and in illsville in summers. Brothers Sidna and Wesley Edwards who Floyd freed from police while they were under arrest, leading to his obstruction of justice trial reportedly were a bit wild and had turned to moonshining. Wesley Edwards fled with his uncle to Iowa after the shootout, and both men were caught after a visit by Edwards fiancee, Maude Iroler, giving rise to the question of whether she betrayed Wesley for the reward. istorians surmise that the informant might have been Iroler s father, who was said not to have approved of the man she had romanced. The recently published book The llens of Fancy Gap by Edwin Wiley includes a letter from Baldwin-Felts Detectives chief W.G. Baldwin to the governor on that subject. Westley (sic) Edwards sweetheart, a girl named Maude Iroller turned over to the men we had in the mountains a letter from him telling her to meet him and giving all directions, the letter said, according to the book. We sent Lucas to Irollers and he got in with the girl and she told him all about the men. er father got her to give them away for the reward. nother item from the letter was that Sidna llen and Wesley Edwards fled from Carroll County only two days after the detectives started searching for them, Puckett pointed out. Sidna Edwards got a plea bargain for seconddegree murder and went to prison for years, but Wesley refused a deal and got sentenced to 7 years in prison, according to the presentation. Nellie Wisler, Claude s girlfriend, went to Richmond to be close to him after he was sentenced to die, according to the presentation. Miss Nellie Wisler, Claude llen s sweetheart, asks the governor to meet and talk with Claude personally, offering herself as a hostage in the event Claude should actually try and succeed to escape, Lord wrote in his book. She organized petitions for clemency for Claude and helped him write his final statement. fter Claude was executed, Wisler married in ugust 9 and lived in Bluefield, W.Va., until her death in 976. When Judge Thornton Massie died at from his gunshot wounds, the Pulaski resident left three children and a wife, though they were likely better off economically than most at the time, according to the presentation. Sheriff Lew Webb had eight living children at the time of his death. One of his daughters wrote to Gov. Mann opposing clemency for Floyd and Claude. Commonwealth s ttorney William Foster had five children with wife Katherine and lived on Main Street where Jackson s Insurance is now. William Foster s daughter line married George Ellison Bud Edwards in 97, according to the presentation. Bud Edwards, a cousin of Will Thomas, [who was] involved in the December 90 fight with the Edwards boys. (Wesley Edwards fight with Thomas was the incident that got them arrested in the first place, leading to their capture and Floyd llen freeing them from custody.) Bud Edwards later served as sheriff of Carroll County for many years. Juror ugustus Fowler had 0 children with wife Mary Bryant. Some descendants still bitter about his death, which was probably accidental, caught in the crossfire of Claude llen and the lawmen, according to the presentation. Witness Betty yers was in the courtroom that day because she had been at Sidna llen s store when Floyd confronted the Carroll deputies. It was only recently that her plot in the Guynn Cemetery in Cana was marked with a stone by historians Gooch armon and Ron Leonard. Court Clerk Dexter Goad, who survived his wounds, because something of a celebrity after the shootout. For years, his connection with the incident was a subject of interest, as shown by a mention of a visit by Goad in the Elkin Tribune in 9. is daughter, Jezebel Goad, received a medal for bravery for rushing to her father s side during the shootout. For a long time, as a whole closed the door on this chapter of its history, Puckett noted. When a play emerged in 97, the author had to put it on in Wytheville, as no one in Carroll would permit its staging here. This year, a play about the event sold out performances all in Carroll County. We re talking about it again, Puckett told The Gazette about the centennial activities. The istorical Society and community members have worked within the symposium and the Thunder in the ills play and the memorials to open up that door again and look at that history and see it in the context of history as the tragedy that it really was. Claude llen, Floyd and Frances' son, was executed for his role in the shootings ugustus Fowler, a juror killed in the shootout Maude Iroler, Wesley Edwards' girlfriend, helped detectives find Edwards after he and Sidna llen fled to Iowa after the shootings. Witness Betty yers was killed at the age of 7. Floyd llen died in the electric chair for his role in the courtroom shootings. Frances llen, Floyd's wife, was known during her son's and husband's murder trials as "The Woman of Woe" because she always wore black. Photos courtesy of the istorical Society bove, Sidna llen poses for a photo with his daughters. t right is Betty llen, Sidna's wife. Betty blamed her brother-in-law, Floyd llen, for what happened to Sidna. Claude's girlfriend, Nellie Wisler, organized petitions to prevent his execution and even offered herself as a hostage should Claude decide to escape from prison.
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For further information contact us at , M-F. 070 UTOMOTIVE, VNS 60 EMPLOYMENT We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia s policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap. ll real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise an preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing compliant call the Virginia Fair ousing Office at (0) Toll free call () -7. For the hearing impaired call (0) ov Web site: DVERTISE YOUR YRD SLE Experience preferred Call between -, Monday-Saturday Estate items offered for bids by appointment only. ousehold & other items offered as take all for one bid/ one price. Call for oppor tunity to look at items & make offer. 9 Grumman llluminum Body, eavy Duty Suspension, Dually Rear Tires, 0 Chevy Motor, -Speed Plus LowLow, 0 Volt/. mp On Board Inver ter, Work wning, Roof Vents, M/FM Radio, CD Play & CB Radio. Carroll Co. dult Ed. Center 77 Woodlawn Road M-F :0 am :00 pm Tues. & Thurs. :0 :0 pm Call: Call Don 0 UTO\TRUCK PRTS 0 MISCELLNEOUS, ft. box, fits Dodge or Chevy bed, wired/shelving,. is seeking candidates EQUL OUSING OPPORTUNITY for and to sell and service the facilities of the hotel. Must be enthusiastic, professional and have a passion for the guest services business. Qualified individuals may send resumes to or visit our website at for an online application. EQUL OUSING OPPORTUNITY position in independent retail community pharmacy. Friendly environment. Experienced technicians. Competitive salary and benefits including no evenings, Sundays or holidays. Located in desirable community with many recreational opportunities. Call or Maxine Kennedy at: or to apply + Industr y verage Income. Full time position. Excellent pay & benefits for qualified individual. 60 VCTION\TRVEL Yachtsman Resort, Schooner Unit, Pier & New Boardwalk. Sleeps 6. vailable June thru REL ESTTE RENTLS BR OUSE, for rent, 0 deposit, 0 rent. Call 77- after pm. 99 CEVY 00 X...,99 00 CEVY PT CRUISER..., JEEP GRND CEROKEE...,99 00 FORD SPORTRC X...7,90 99 FORD CROWN VICTORI..., CEVY EXPRESS WORK VN...0, GMC YUKON XL SLT, X...7, FORD ESCPE LTD X...0, CEVY 00, X...,90 Watson uto, Inc. DLR# Foster Parents 90 LEGL NOTICES Mount Rogers Community Services Board or Subdivision illsville, off, Knob ill Oak ill Rd., nd Pigeon Forge. Call for info. Is currently seeking bids for the equipment and installation of VC systems for its Mount Rogers IDC locations at: Condos in Fancy Gap on Blue Ridge Parkway. Special Financing.. Like new! Star ting at Rent star ting at Bids are due by PM on pril, 0 bid package containing the scope of work, bid submittal form, and submittal instrucwood-sided, split foyer, BR, / B tions can be acquired at any Poplar Knob Rd., V Mount Rogers IDC location Call Photos at: between the hours of :00 M, and PM Monday through summer home or rental. BR, B, Friday. 90 REL ESTTE WNTED Looking for land to lease in Grayson County. Land owner needs more hunting space. Call with terms. Smyth Center 6, :00 M to :00 M Wythe Bland Center 6, :00 PM to :00 PM Bids received after the deadline will be rejected. 00 COMMERCIL PID LEGL NOTICE SLES RE W/ SERVICE BYS. Call 6-9 WREOUSE,000 square feet w/ loading dock. Call NIMLS - PETS furnished Call Chris...79,000 MORTON RELTY & UCTION, LLC E. Main, St. Independence, Va. CLL US! (76) 77- (76) 77-9 FOREST LNE - One Level Town ome, BR, / B, car garage, W/D, dishwasher included, heat pump, just refurbished. 700 month, deposit & ref. required. Call or or 99 FORD F-0 CREW CB, diesel 7., auto trans., black/silver dually, 000. OBO for sale. 700 sq. ft., BR, full baths & alf Baths. stor y, gas fireplace, full basement, car garage, private office, storage building, patio & deck w/hot tub, gated & secluded in illsville, V. Much More! Prices: Furnished 0,000. Unfurnished 0,000. BR, B Ranch, Gladesboro area, KC TECUP Toy Poodle Puppies, lg. fenced lot, fireplace. 70 mo, shots, some housebroken dep. Ref. req or 6-7-, V, Skyland Lakes on FREE - full blood Chihuahua, male, long legged, mo. old Golf Course, off Pkwy, BR,.B, 696 PROFESSIONL transferring into area, looking for room to rent in or around, temporarily until house sells New Jasper w/headers, new aluminum radiator, new steering components, solid body. 70 WOOD\COL\OIL Wythe/Bland Center George James Drive Wytheville, V BR, / B OUSE on Glendale Rd., near BRCC. W/D hookup, heat pump, dishwasher. No pets! 7 mo Primland 070 UTOMOTIVE, VNS FOUND on Spring Valley Rd, Elk Creek. Young male cat. Call to identify BR, B, Fully Furnished, references and deposit required.. laundry, kitchen, LR, den. View of month. - New River, ppalachian Mts. & New ny contractor wishing to Secure Location,. River Trail from front porch. Near inspect installation site may do Blue Ridge Pkwy. River View, Furnished/unfurn. No Pets. Dep, ref, Fries. Call so as follows: req, credit ck. -909, -9 Sandy for info. For a description of each position and/or to apply for a position, please go to our website at. You may also pick up an application at any Mount Rogers CSB location in Wythe, Smyth, Bland, Carroll or Grayson County or the City of. You may also visit your local Virginia Workforce Center., Stove/Frig Furnished, eat/ot Water Furnished. Call LOST & FOUND 0 REL ESTTE SLES, BR, B, stainless steel, excellent condition, like new, ouse, recently remodeled, new carpet/furnace. 69,00. 6REL GLX LEVES, per bunch, 07, BR, B Remodeled, new tool shed,. acres. 7 mo. 00 dep. No Smoking! , Will care for sick or elderly. Will prepare meals and do light housework. Experienced, References vailable. -76 or 6-67 anytime BR - No Pets. Includes: Electricity, heat, water, internet, lawn care, stove & refrigerator. mo. Ref. req Located at 09 Elk Creek Pkwy, Independ, V. Control Fleas in the home without toxic chemicals or costly exterminators. Results overnight! Smyth Center 7 Mountain Empire Road tkins, V 0 MOBILE OME RENTLS 060 PRTMENT RENTLS & BR pts. Income-based rent. Free water/sewer. Stove, refrig. incl. for rent, Independ. BR,.B, 0 mo., water/sewer. No pets! on Meadow Creek G.E. 7 Built in Wall Oven. Clock, Road in the Fairview community. timer, self clean settings. Excellent Great for hunting or home site, condition, like new, private & wooded. For sale 0, each. lso leaves with Silver Pine delivered in. 0 BUSINESS SERVICES 0 NIMLS - PETS for rent,, private rd., FREE 7 month old male Puppy, mix, deck, full bsmt, baseboard heat, will be med. size dog spring water, yd maint. incl, , SPECIL OFFERS 60 EMPLOYMENT Basement pt. ll utilities incl. Full kitchen, illsville. 60 mo, 60 dep. Ref. req REL ESTTE RENTLS Room For Rent -, elderly woman seeking roommate, furnished home, 00. month WD, SEL, 70,000 miles, one owner. 0 CILD\ELDERLY CRE 00 YRD SLES 60 EMPLOYMENT Person should be customer focused and open to new ideas and technologies. Send Resumé to: 00 TRUCKS, x s 00 E. Stuart Drive, V 0 fee will be charged for any returned check. Guardian Industries has career opportunities available for qualified candidates in the following positions: Maintenance Mechanic Position requires - years exp. in previous Maintenance/repair position. Preferred candidate must be hands-on and able to motivate/manage self. Individual should possess; strong communication and leadership skills, analytical/problem solving ability, ability to understand/ trouble shoot electrical problems/ issues, ability to work off shifts, and basic computer skills (will use a computer based maintenance system). pplicant must have a safety mindset and work well with all manufacturing personnel. VLUBLE LND 6. CRES TRCTS STURDY, MRC 0 M FRONTING ROD 9 & 9 OFF MT. ZION ROD & EBRON ROD Miles Outside City BEUTIFUL OMESITES COUNTRY WTER VILBLE In Rural rea But Short Distance To Store, Church, School & Wal-mart Pick-up brochure at sale location or at our office. Guardian Industries is one of the world s largest manufacturers of glass and fabricated glass products, as well as the largest producer of mirrors. 0% Day of Sale, remainder within 0 days. US & Main Street, take East, then Left on Glendale Road, Left on ebron Road, Right on Mt. Zion Road, watch for signs. We offer competitive salaries, as well as exceptional medical and retirement benefits. Qualified candidates should resumes to or send resumes to: Guardian Industries, uman Resources, 0 Jack Guynn Drive,, Virginia We are a Full Time, Full Service Realty & uction Firm Cox RELTY & UCTION 0 E. Stuart Drive, V #0
9 90 LEGL NOTICES REQUEST FOR SELED BIDS: Mount Rogers Community Services Board seeks sealed bids for 6 obsolete vehicles located at its IDCs in illsville and tkins. Minimum bids will apply. Sealed bids must be submitted in writing by PM EDT on, 0. Vehicles sold as is with no guarantee or warranty. Please call Margie Stuart at (76) 7-7 for more information. PID LEGL NOTICE TRUSTEE SLE 9 arrison Drive, Fancy Gap, V In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of 67,00.00, dated 6, 00 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County Of Carroll, Virginia, in Deed Book 66, at page, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the under signed Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Wing, Government Center,, illsville, Virginia, on pril, 0 at :00 o'clock pm the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: containing 0.7 acre, shown on a plat dated December, 00, recorded in Deed Book 6, Page 9, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SLE: CS: deposit of,000.00, or 0% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen () days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. dditional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices ct, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector 90 LEGL NOTICES attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SMUEL I. WITE, P.C., Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMTION CONTCT: SMUEL I. WITE, P.C. (0-000-/CONV) 00 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 0 Virginia Beach, Virginia Call Between 9:00 a.m. and :0 a.m. or visit our website at PID LEGL NOTICE TRUSTEE S NOTICE OF SLE OF VLUBLE REL ESTTE LOCTED T SPRING VLLEY ROD ND TURKEY KNOB ROD, FRIES, V 0 ND WINDMILL ROD, GLX, V In execution of a Credit Line Deed of Trust dated ugust, 00, from James. Carico to Jacky K. nderson, Trustee, and of record in Deed Book 9, at Page 0, Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk s Office; and WERES, Elizabeth Rakes, was substituted as Trustee by instrument dated, 0, of record in Deed Book 7, at Page, Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk s Office; and pursuant to the terms of the Credit Line Deed of Trust, and the said Elizabeth Rakes having been advised by the Noteholder that default has been made in the monthly installments called for in the aforesaid Note and Deed of Trust and the Noteholder having directed the Substitute Trustee to act, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction, the following described property: BEING all of those tracts or parcels of land, lying and being in the PROVIDENCE MGISTERIL DISTRICT OF GRYSON COUNTY, VIRGINI, TX MP NOS. 9--, 9C--,, --0 ND 9--6, and further described as follows: Tract No. : (Tax Map No Spring Valley Road) BEING all of that tract or par cel of land, containing 9.6 cres, more or less, as shown t the Crossroads Institute on the nd floor by a survey made by Dewey lderman, 969, a 90 LEGL NOTICES sale by the boundary, however, and not by the acre, and being the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to James. Carico by deed dated the th day of pril, 969, by Grace Carico Boyer, widow, which deed is of record in the Clerk s Office of the Circuit Court of Grayson County, Virginia in Deed Book, at Page 0. There is LESS and EXCEPTED from this conveyance, the following described tracts or parcel of land: Off Conveyance No. : That tract or parcel of land containing a total of. acres, more or less. Please refer to Deed Book 6, at Page 96 for further description. Off Conveyance No. : Being all of that tract or parcel of land containing.9 acres, more or less. Please refer to Deed Book, at Page for further description. Tract No. : (Tax Map No. 9C--, - Turkey Knob Road and Spring Valley Road) BEING all of that tract or parcel of land, containing.7 cres, more or less, a sale by the boundary and not by the acre, and being Lots and Tracts Nos. through, on the South side of Secondary Road #0 of the subdivision of the R. D. Carico lands as shown by a map made by Dewey lderman, Surveyor, 970, and being the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to James. Carico by deed dated the th day of June, 970, by Bess L. Carico, single and Leslie L. Carico, single, which deed is of record in the Clerk s Office of the Circuit Court of Grayson County, Virginia in Deed Book 6, at Page. Tract No. : (Tax Map No Spring Valley Road) BEING a tract of land containing cres, more or less, and being the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to James. Carico by deed dated the th day of December, 97, by Edgar Brewer and Maude R. Brewer, his wife, which deed is of record in the Clerk s Office of the Circuit Court of Grayson County, Virginia in Deed Book, at Page 69. Tract No. : (Tax Map No Turkey Knob Road) Tract containing 0-acres, Learn about our incentive programs, employee discounts and benefits. Come take a tour and enjoy some refreshments! There will be on the spot interviews for qualified applicants! Bring your resumes! Dress for success! 7 E. Stuart Dr. Suite 0, V theresultscompanies.com more or less. This being the same tract or parcel of land 90 LEGL NOTICES conveyed to James. Carico by deed dated the th day of, 99, by Troy, which deed is of record in the aforesaid Clerk s Office in Deed Book, at Page 69. Tract No. : (Tax Map No Windmill Road) BEING all of that tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the OLDTOWN MGISTERIL DISTRICT OF GRYSON COUNTY, VIRGINI, TX MP NO. --, and further described as follows: BEING that tract or parcel of land containing.6 acres, more or less, and being Tract No., as shown on a plat of survey by J. L. Zeh dated June, 00, a copy of which is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Grayson County, Virginia, as M-, and being the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to James. Carico and Dan off, equally, by deed dated the nd day of July, 00, by Carolyn Carico awks, Gaye Carico Lineberry and Sharlene Carico ammond, which deed is of record in the aforesaid Clerk s Office in Deed Book, at Page 0 and to James. Carico by deed dated the 6th day of July, 009, by Dan off, in which he conveyed all and any interest he owned, which deed is of record in the aforesaid Clerk s Office in Book 9, at Page. ON TUESDY, MRC 7, 0, T :00 NOON T TE FRONT DOOR OF TE GRYSON COUNTY COURTOUSE 9 DVIS STREET, INDEPENDENCE, VIRGINI TERMS OF SLE: Ten percent TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 PGE 9 (0%) in hand on date of sale, balance upon delivery of Deed. 90 LEGL NOTICES Elizabeth Rakes, Substitute Trustee 0 N. Main Street, PO Box 99 illsville, Virginia (76) 7-76 For further information, please contact Elizabeth Rakes, Substitute Trustee, at the above address. This is an attempt to collect a debt. ny information received will be used for that purpose. DIRECTIONS TO PROPERTY: Please contact Elizabeth Rakes, Substitute Trustee for directions to the abovedescribed properties. PID LEGL NOTICE Trustee's Sale Breezeway Lane, Fries, Virginia 0 (Tax Map No. 9--) Default having been made in the terms of a certain Deed of Trust dated pril, 00, in the original principal amount of 6,60.00 and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Grayson, Virginia in Deed Book 0, at Page 9, the undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell at public auction on pril, 0, at :00 p.m., in front of the building housing the Grayson County Circuit Court, 9 Davis Street, Independence, V, the property designated as TRCT NO., containing cres, more or less, as shown on plat of survey dated February 7, 999, entitled "River Ridge East, Phase I", of record in the aforesaid Clerk's Office as Map M-. There is also conveyed and reserved a nonexclusive right-of-way over the 0 public utility and access of ingress and egress from Virginia Primary ighway 9, subject to the rights of other 90 LEGL NOTICES lot owners whose property is served by same to use same. Sale is subject to all prior liens, easements, restrictions, covenants, and conditions, if any, of record, or other matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or inspection of the premises. TERMS: CS. deposit of,00.00 or 0% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required of the successful bidder at time of sale. Prior to the sale, interested bidders will be required to register with and must present a bid deposit which may be held during the sale by the trustee. The bid deposit must be certified funds and/or cash, but no more than 0, of cash will be accepted. The successful bidder s deposit will be retained at the sale and applied to the sale price. If held by the trustee, all other bid deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Settlement is to be made within days. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Memorandum of Trustee's Sale, available for review on the Foreclosure Sales page of outlining additional terms of sale and settlement. Trustee s Deed will be prepared by Trustee s attorney at high bidder s expense. This is a communication from a debt collector. Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C. and/or James Q. Kornegay, Substitute Trustees, Crown Center Building, Suite 600, 0 East Main Street, Norfolk, V 0, File No. 97, Tel: (77) -66, MEG CLOSEOUT CLERNCE UCTION OPEN TO TE PUBLIC! Tuesday, 0th 6:0 PM RILROD VENUE GLX, V WE WILL SELL LOT S OF: Tools, ppliance, Toys, ardware, ome & Garden, Electronics, ousewares, ome Improvement Below is a brief breakdown of what is scheduled to sell this Tuesday night. Please note that this is only a partial listing. Call us for more information. PLESE NOTE: Lot s of individual items will be sold in addition to pallets of goods and box lots. Definitely something for everyone! ND TOOLS & TOOL SETS... Large selection of STNLEY ND TOOLS & TOOL SETS including 0pc, 0pc, pc, pc, 60pc, & 0pc Mechanics Grade Tool Sets plus Tool Boxes, Wrench Sets, Pliers, Vise Grips, Screwdrivers, Power Staplers, Measuring Tools & Tape Measures, Socket Wrenches, Chisels, and More! GRET SELECTION OF NME BRND POWER TOOLS... Digital Inverter Generator, / Ton Floor Jack, Portable Fuel Dispenser, INGERSOL RND Beam Trollies & Beam Clamp, Gas Staight Shaft Weedeaters, Gas Chainsaw, Flux Wire Welder, Metal Cutting Band Saw0 Miter Saw, Scroll Saw, Tile Cutter, RIDGID Shop Vac, New Gas Engines, and More! LWN & GRDEN PLUS SPRING MERCNDISE... Plant Stands, Garden Fountains, Planting Pots, Decorative Pots, Plant Food, Lawn Fungicide / Weed Control, Lawn Fertilizer, Tomato, & Strawberry Planters, and More! OME IMPROVEMENT MTERILS & SUPPLIES... Large selection of Ceiling Fans, Light Fixtures, Shop Lighting, Plumbing, Electrical, Bath, Kitchen, Etc. OMEWRE, DECOR, FURNITURE, & MORE!... Brand New Double Glass Paneled Curio. This beautiful Curio was in a new furniture store priced at 69. Plus new Ladies Purses, Stainless Small Kitchen ppliances, RDIO FLYER & FISER PRICE Toys, Mini Freezer, New 00 Thread Count Sheet Sets, Comforter Sets, Cookware, ousehold Cleaners, Name Brand Shampoos, Conditioners, Lotions, Wall rt, New patio Table, ssorted other ready to assemble Furniture, and More! NME BRND ELECTRONICS & FLTSCREEN TV S (00% Guaranteed)... CRIG 7 Notebook Computer, DELL Latitude Laptop, V60 CRIG Wireless Touch Screen Computer Tablet, Flatscreen TV, FUJI FILM Fine Pix S000 0MP Zoom Lens x Optical Digital Camera with Deluxe Camera Case, P MP 00P Digital Camcorder, Stereos, and More! MJOR RDWRE SUPPLY CLOSEOUTS... Pallets full of ardware, Tools, Supplies, and More. This brand new closeout merchandise comes to us from a major online hardware company. We will be selling this merchandise by the piece, by the box, and also by the pallet fulls. These pallets are full of and Tools, Paints, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, RED ED Concrete nchors, Tool Organizers, Cleaners, Degreasers, Motors, Saw Blades, Gloves, Tool Boxes, Etc. LL MERCNDISE MUST BE REMOVED WITIN DYS FTER UCTION. ssistance with loading is available on a first come first served basis. FORKLIFT LODING LSO VILBLE T NO EXTR COST! TERMS OF SLE:Cash, pproved Check, MC, VIS accepted, % buyers Premium. ll items sold as is without guarantee of any kind unless you purchase a 0 day guarantee except for the electronics which come with a 7 day (credit only) return policy. Gas enigines & pallet/box merchandise do not qualify for any guarantees of any kind and are always sold as is. Enter at your own risk. Items listed are assured but not guranteed to be present at auction. s of advertising deadline, merchandise listed has not been tested. We suggest early arrival to inspect merchandise prior to buying. We make no exceptions to our auction policies so to keep it fair for everyone.uctioneer decision is final in all matters pertaining to auction. ll sales final. V..L. # MTTEW LN LRVIERE Professional uction Services Office: (76) Meadow St., V at Real Estate Equipment Estates Liquidation s V Lic.
10 PGE 0 TE GZETTE MONDY-TUESDY, MRC 9-0, 0 Vergie Ella Mae Farmer Cave, 9 Vergie Ella Mae Farmer Cave, 9, of Daleville, died Monday,, 0, at the home of her daughter in Phoenix, riz. She was born, 9, in Rugby, to the late Oakie Ruth Barker Farmer and Earl Lawton Farmer. She was the widow of the Rev. Troy arrison Cave. Survivors include two daughters and spouse, Mickie and Bill aynes of Phoenix, riz., and Opal M. Cave of Roanoke; five grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. graveside service was held at a.m. Saturday in the Cave Family Cemetery in Troutdale. Ervin Farmer officiated. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome, Independence, was in charge of arrangements. courtesy of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome Dan Walters Drive, Independence, Va PID OBITURY lton Floyd Poole, lton Floyd Poole,, of Edmonds Road, Ennice, N.C., died Wednesday,, 0, at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. e was born Nov. 7, 90 in lleghany County to the late Vaughn and Mae Evans Poole. e and his wife was the owner/operator of Edmonds Grocery for many years and he along with his son was owners of Deer Creek Golf Park in, Va. Survivors include his wife, Norma June Todd Poole of the home; one son and daughter-inlaw, Barry and Laura Poole of Ennice; two daughters and sonin-law, Debbie and Mike Johnson of State Road and Cathy Chaplin of Cornelius, N.C.; one sister, Pawnee Todd of Ennice; seven grandchildren, Megan Poole, Jessie Poole, Louie Poole, Stacey Coleman and husband John, Chanda all and husband Chad, Sean Greene and Shannon Skoog and husband Chris; and six great-grandchildren, lex Greene, Sam Skoog, Miya Skoog, Luke Skoog, idan all and Madison Richardson. Funeral services were conducted at a.m. Saturday, 7, 0, at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the Edmonds Cemetery in Ennice. The family received friends 6 p.m. until p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Edmonds Cemetery Fund, c/o Eli Carico, 0 Golf View Lane, Ennice, N.C. 6. Grandview Memorial Funeral ome in Sparta, N.C., is serving the Poole family. PID OBITURY Billy W. Ray, 6 Billy W. Ray, 6, of, Va., died Sunday,, 0, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. e was born July 9, 9, at Independence, Va., to the late Elbert Lee Ray and Ruby Barker Ray. OBITURIES e served years in postal service and was current Postmaster of Independence Post Office, Independence, Va. e was a U.S. rmy veteran, a member of Kazim Temple, Roanoke, Va., Grayson Carroll Shrine Club and Masonic Lodge #6.F.&.M., Va. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Reeves Ray of the home; daughter and her husband, Samantha Ray and Seth Irwin of Mountain City, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Matthews of Maryland and Doruthy Bunn of Georgia; uncle, Charles Barker of Sparta, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. funeral service was held at p.m. Wednesday,, 0, at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome Chapel, Independence, Va., with the Rev. David Moore officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery, Twin Oaks Community, near Sparta, N.C. The family received friends from 6 to p.m. Tuesday,, 0, at the funeral home. Masonic rites were conducted by Oldtown Masonic Lodge #6.F. &.M. Military rites were conducted by Grayson County VFW Post 776. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner s ospital for Children, 90 W. Farris Road, Greenville, S.C Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements. courtesy of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome Dan Walters Drive, Independence, Va PID OBITURY Juanita Isabel Robinson, 9 Juanita Isabel Robinson, 9, of, Va., passed away Thursday,, 0, in the Waddell Nursing ome. Juanita was born in on ug. 6, 9, to Sidney Rufus and Carrie Edwards Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Robinson (Pete); and a granddaughter Sonya Gill. Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Gill and grandson Tommy Gill of Gorham, N..; sisters, Katherine Johnson and Clyde Baker; brother and sisterin-law, lfred and Thelma Cox, all of, Va.; special friend, Brenda armon of, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday, 7, 0, at p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral ome with the Rev. Randy Morris officiating. Interment followed in the Felts Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 0 N. Jefferson Street,, Va.. guestbook is available Funeral Service Information updated daily online. online at com PID OBITURY Barbara E. Sells, 6 Barbara E. Sells, 6, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., passed away Saturday, 0, 0 at Wake Forest Baptist ospital, Winston-Salem, N.C. She was born June 0, 9, at artford, Conn., to the late Raymond Sweeney and Josephine Dondero Sweeney. Survivors include her husband, Dwight Sells of the home; two sons and spouses, Brian and Christy Sells of Sevierville, Tenn., and Travis and Cathy Sells of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren; sister and spouse, Claudia and Joe Vanrsdell of Deltona, Fla.; brother and spouse, Paul and Sandy Sweeney of Independence, Va.; and a special friend. memorial service was held at 7 p.m., Thursday,, 0, at the Little Wilson United Methodist Church, Volney, Va. The Rev. Lynn Mullins and the Rev. Bill Shupe officiated. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until time for the service. Memorial contributions, in her memory, can be made to Rugby Rescue Squad, c/o Ramona dams, Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, Va. 6. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements. courtesy of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome Dan Walters Drive, Independence, Va Joan. Sexton, 7 Joan. Sexton, 7, of Independence, died Tuesday,, 0, at her home. She was born June 7, 96, at Independence to the late Cebert nders and Stella Ward nders. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence. Sexton of the home; daughter and husband, Lisa and ughey Phipps of Independence; sister, Joyce Bunn of Fancy Gap; brother and wife, Jessie and Barbara nders of Elk Creek; halfbrothers and spouses, Jackie and Connie nders, Jeff nders and John and Leona nders, all of Rugby and James and Melissa ayes of Whitetop; one granddaughter and spouse; one greatgranddaughter; one great-grandson; one step-grandson; three step-great grandchildren; five sisters-in-law; three brothersin-law; and several nieces and nephews. funeral was held Saturday at p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Independence with burial in the Independence Cemetery. The Rev. Matt Storie and Chris nders officiated. Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 07, Independence, Va. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome, Independence, was in charge of arrangements. courtesy of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral ome Dan Walters Drive, Independence, Va TE LIFE CENTER OF GLX IS SEEKING COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR TE FOLLOWING PROJECTS. FRONT PORC Provide labor and materials to repair or replace the ceramic tile floor on the exterior front porch. The new surface will need to be similar or comparable to the existing surface, and provide a quality, long lasting finish that will enhance the appearance of the main entrance to the facility. PINTING Provide commercial grade painting to both the exterior and interior of the building. The exterior portion includes labor for painting eaves, gutters, downspouts and shutters. Exterior paint will be furnished by owner. Interior portion includes labor and materials for repainting walls and trim in patient rooms, offices, hallways and other rooms as determined by owner and contractor (000+ sq. ft of building). ll colors will be chosen by owner from swatches supplied by contractor. COURTYRD provide labor and materials to build a courtyard for patient use. This includes removal of existing shrubbery and restoring landscape to original contours. lso includes the building of a privacy fence, a shelter area, benches and installation of a picnic table. Some of these materials will be furnished by the owner, and the remainder by the contractor. Final landscaping will be by owner. Contractors may bid on any one or more of these projects, as they wish, but each project requires a separate bid price. Contractor is responsible for all permits that may be required, for securing the work area for safety purposes, and for final cleanup to restore the area(s) to as found condition. Contractors may be required to furnish references, and/or samples at the discretion of the owner. Deadline for submitting bids is Thursday, pril 9, 0 at :00 Noon. For further information, and to view the work areas, contact Dennis all, Plant Operations Manager at (76) 6-99 or at WT S PPENING Monday, 9 Depression support group will meet at 7 p.m. at Soul s arbor Worship Center, Fancy Gap. (76) 7-7. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will meet from to 6 p.m. at Victory Way Baptist Church, 00 South Main Street, illsville. 6 per year Monday, 9 Crossroads Institute of will host its annual series, Bluegrass Gravy & River Quilts, in cooperation with local tourism directors on many Thursday evenings during -pril. Each session begins at 6:0 and ends by to :0. On, Emily Spencer and the Whitetop Mountain Band will talk about the history of the banjo and about lbert ash s legacy of teaching mountain music in the local schools, which Emily is continuing today. They will perform after a brief intermission. CDs available. On 9, s part of the 00th anniversary of the famous illsville courthouse drama, a showing is planned of Rick Bowman s film, illsville 9: Shooting in the Court. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Ron all, author of The Courthouse Tragedy ; Shelby Puckett, president of the w istorical Society; and Gary Marshall of the Carroll Genealogy Club. Tuesday, 0 Grayson Nursing s lzheimer s Support Group will meet at p.m. The group is sponsored by Mountain Valley ospice and Palliative Care and is for caregivers of individuals with lzheimer s disease and other forms of dementia., volunteers, family members and the public are invited. (76) sbury United Methodist Church will open its clothes and food closet from noon to p.m. Wednesday, CURC CTIVITIES Elkhorn Baptist Church will hold services at 7 p.m. at Waddell Nursing ome. 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On pril, local author and artist Ellie Kirby will tell the story of Caty Sage, a pioneer child who lived with a Native merican tribe for several years. fter intermission, enjoy authentic ballads and stories of Elizabeth LaPrelle and nna Roberts-Gevalt as illustrated by crankies hand-turned rollers that illustrate their stories and songs. Books, notecards and CDs will be sold. On pril 9th, Wytheville Community College instructor Connie Morris will share her knowledge of local expressions of speech and their origin, inviting the audience to share their favorite sayings, too. fter intermission, Phyllis Stump will bring unt Orlean Puckett to life with her stories of the local midwife of the early 900s. ll sessions are free and all local residents are invited. Food available through vending machines. 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