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Kids Day a Hit
Salmon eggs and night crawlers seemed to work
best for Whitney Whitt, age eight, of Hurley,
who proudly holds up a string of six fish she
caught Saturday while taking part in the 12th
annual Dismal River Kids Fishing Day. (Photo
courtesy/Cathy St. Clair.)
Pursues Development of Housing
Cathy St. Clair
Special to the Mountaineer
the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy prepares to
welcome its third class of incoming students this summer, the
school is actively involved in developing an inventory of
housing available in the community for students, faculty and
that end, Frank Kilgore, a UACP trustee and founding chair,
has requested that anyone in the community who has existing
housing available for rental or purchase -- or property to
sell which is suitable for housing development to contact him
student housing is currently being developed across from the
university's Garden campus, but Kilgore noted "a great
need for modern housing" still exists in order to help
the university recruit and keep good faculty and other
employees for the pharmacy school.
who knows of property for sale in the Oakwood area, especially
property near the pharmacy school, or those who would like to
invest in new housing to lease or sell to faculty and
employees is encouraged to contact Kilgore directly.
would like to see Buchanan County residents and landowners
take the lead in building these homes," Kilgore said.
addition to the interest in developing housing, Kilgore said
he is also interested in being made aware of any property
which needs to have abandoned buildings taken down or other
clean-up work done that, when accomplished, would help
community where the school is located.
we enter into our third year at the pharmacy school, we will
have hundreds of visitors to the area and more jobs
created," Kilgore said. "We are also looking to
locate a natural products
and production facility in Buchanan County to create more
jobs, including opportunities for landowners to organically
grow herbs and other plants to sell."
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in the Coalfields Scheduled
Oriented Event Planned Memorial Weekend
are being sought for the Rally in the Coalfields, set for Memorial
Day weekend at Poplar Gap Park in Grundy.
by the Coalfield Riders, ABATE of Virginia, Inc., and Buchanan
County Sheriff's Office, the Rally in the Coalfields appeals to
the whole family.
always, the event is completely drug and alcohol free, and
children can enjoy the ever-popular kids games planned again this
general admission donation for one day or the entire event is $5.
open on Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m., rain or shine.
bluegrass and country show, sponsored by Rapoca Energy, will be
held from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Saturday, May 26, gates open at 9 a.m. with car and truck show
registration, sponsored by the Whitewood Boy Scouts Troop 749.
registration fee of $15 will be charged for all entries.
for the car and truck show will be awarded at 4 p.m., naming the
winners of first, second and third place in each class. Special
trophies will be presented to the People's Choice, Best Chevrolet,
Best Ford, Best Chrysler and Best American Motors.
and drawings will also be featured.
a.m., registration for the bike show begins, sponsored by United
bicycle rodeo, sponsored by the Buchanan County Tourism Committee,
will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Children are encouraged to
bring their own bicycles to participate.
p.m., judging of the bike show begins with a $400 cash prize going
to the best in show.
games follow at 3 p.m., with a burnout contest starting at 7 p.m.
p.m. until 12 midnight, a live band will play throughout the
Sunday, May 27, church services begin at 9 a.m., followed by poker
run registration at 11 a.m.
will have just one hour to register for the poker run before the
group leaves out at 12 midnight. The cost is $10 for one hand, $15
for two hands, and $20 for three hands of poker.
Ambulance Service will be providing a cookout for all poker run
participants at the park after the run.
vendors will offer t-shirts, body piercing, a 50/50 drawing, food
attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and any
pets on a leash.
for vendors is $20 for one day and $30 for the entire weekend.
participants are encouraged to camp at the park for one night or
the entire event for just $5. No showers are available at Poplar
may also ask for rally rates at the Comfort Inn or the Appalachian
information, call Steve Stacy at (276) 935-5812, Vicky Jones at
(276) 935-2056 or Castro at (276) 679-2819.