Pulaski County governmental meetings for August

  • Monday, August 4th, Pulaski County Civil War committee, Pulaski County Court House, New River Room, 7:00 p.m., (Contact:  Anthony Akers, Interim Assistant County Administrator, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7705, aakers@pulaskicounty.org).  This committee oversees planning events in commemoration of our history.
  • Wednesday, August 6th,, New River Valley Airport Commission, NRV Airport Terminal Building, 5:00 p.m. (Contact:  Danny Wilson, Interim Community Development Director, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7710, dwilson@pulaskicounty.org ),  This committee is responsible for the oversight of the decisions and activities related to the NRV Airport.
  • Thursday, August 7th, Pulaski Encouraging Progress (PEP) Steering Committee, New River Community College, Edwards Hall, Room 208, 8:00 a.m., (Contact:  Kim Wright, Technical Assistant Clerk, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7710, kwright@pulaskicounty.org.)  This committee is responsible for promoting economic development and growth in the County.
  • Friday, August 8th, Commission on Children & Family, Dept. of Social Services, Maple Shade Offices, Commerce Street, Pulaski, VA, 8:30 a.m., (Contact:  Anthony Akers:  143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7705, aakers@pulaskicounty.org.)  This committee is responsible for the oversight of Community Services Act (CSA) funding to children & families in need of those services.
  • Tuesday, August 12th, Pulaski County Public Service Authority, Pulaski County Administration Building, Board Room, 9:00 a.m.  (Contact:  Gena Hanks, Executive Secretary, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7705, ghanks@pulaskicounty.org)  This committee is responsible for the oversight of water, sewer and garbage issues and concerns for the Pulaski County citizens.
  • Tuesday, August 12th, Pulaski County Planning Commission, Pulaski County Administration Building, Board Room, 7:00 p.m. (Contact: Danny Wilson, Zoning Administrator, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA  24301, 540-980-7710, dwilson@pulaskicounty.org).  This committee oversees zoning issues related to Pulaski County properties.
  • Tuesday, August 19th, Industrial Development Authority, 11:00 a.m., Pulaski County Administration Building, Downstairs Conference Room. (Contact:  Danny Wilson, Zoning Administrator, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301, 540-980-7710, dwilson@pulaskicounty.org.)
  • Tuesday, August 19th, Pulaski County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, 7:00 p.m., County Administration Building, 143 3rd Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301.  Contact:  Danny Wilson, Zoning Administrator, 540-980-7710, dwilson@pulaskicounty.org) The deadline for submitting zoning applications to the Pulaski County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals is August 15th  to be reviewed in September.  (Contact:  Danny Wilson, Zoning Administrator, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA  24301, 540-980-7710, dwilson@pulaskicounty.org).  This is for anyone wishing to request rezoning to current property or appeal a decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Monday, August 28th, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meeting, Pulaski County Administration Building, Board Room, closed session 5:30 p.m., regular session 7:00 p.m. (Contact: Gena Hanks, Executive Secretary, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA  24301, 540-980-7705, ghanks@pulaskicounty.org).  The Board of Supervisors is the government seat for Pulaski County to oversee the County budget and concerns of Pulaski County citizens.
  • Thursday, August 31st, Joint Pulaski County Telecommunications Committee and the Pulaski County Wireless Authority, Pulaski Information Technology Department, Maple Shade Offices, 90 Commerce Street, 6:00 p.m., (Contact:  Timothy Barnes, 994-2575, tbarnes@pcva.us ).  These committees are responsible for telecommunications needs including internet, phone, and cable and wireless services for the citizens of the county.


Griffith Congratulates New River Valley Airport Commission on Grant Award

 Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement after learning that the New River Valley Airport Commission has been awarded a $228,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant which will help fund the design of a parallel taxiway at the New River Valley Airport in Dublin:

“Congratulations to the New River Valley Airport Commission on securing this grant award.  I applaud the efforts of those who worked to secure the funding to help advance this project.”

Obituary for Franklin Paul Morris

Franklin Paul Morris, age 88 of Veterans Hill Road – Pulaski passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center.

Born April 21, 1926 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Clive Morris & Sarah Saul Morris. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.

He is survived by his


Louise Havens Morris – Pulaski


JoAnn Hypes – Dublin

Dana Marie Bishop – Draper


Danny Ray Morris – Radford

Robbie Allen Morris – Dublin

Step Daughter

Betty Wilson – Dublin


Dorothy Simpkins – Radford

Judy Harrison – Georgia


Marvin Morris – Christiansburg

J.T. Morris – Shawsville, VA

4 Grandchildren &     5 Great Grandchildren 

Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m., July 24, 2014 the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Danny McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow in Newbern Cemetery with military honors conducted at the graveside by the Pulaski VFW Post# 1184.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Morris family. 540-980-6160

Obituary for Keith Richard Dauel

Keith Richard Dauel, 44, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was an employee of Chandler Concrete in Christiansburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Dauel, paternal grandparents, Walter and Beatrice Dauel, and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Helen Carlson.

Survivors include his sons, Justin Richard Dauel of Dublin and Ryan Chase Dauel of Pulaski; his fiancée, Tammy Sue Melvin and her sons, Tyler Edward Windle and Trey Emerson Windle, all of Pulaski; his parents, Bonnie C. and Gary Eckman of Draper; brothers, Robert Dauel of Burlington, ILL, Kurt Dauel of Snowville and Gary Eckman of Crystal Lake, ILL; special friends, Dave and Phala Hancock of Pulaski; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Open Door Baptist Church in Pulaski  with Rev. Kelly Howlett officiating.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Riverview Park in Radford with Rev. Mike Blouse and Rev. Mike Dickerson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society, PO Box 1046, Dublin, VA 24084 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718.

The Dauel family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.

Obituary for Ralph (Wayne) Hawley

Ralph (Wayne) Hawley, 66 of Pulaski, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Gordon & Iva Merle Vest Hawley; and grandson, Ryland Gordon Hawley. He was an avid NASCAR fan and raced back in the 60’s and early 70’s. Wayne never missed the opportunity to pull a prank or make someone laugh. These memories will be cherished forever.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Nixon Hawley; son & fianceé, Ralph Gordon Hawley & Hawley, Ralph Wayne (Newspaper)Pamela Lynn Walls; daughters & son-in-law, Heather Rustica & Anthony Wayne Crawford, Roxann Hawley, Dawn Martin; grandsons, Bradley Norford, Kyle Rowland; granddaughter, Kelly Hawley; great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Kendrick; brother & sister-in-law, Calvin & Helen Hawley; sisters & brothers-in-law, Melba Bower, Hazel & Gerald Link, Polly & Milo Simmons; aunt, June Vest; niece & nephews, Holly Sparrer, Mark Link, John Hawley, Timmy Bower, Jay Bower; special four-legged friend, his dog, Daisy Mae.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Calvin Hawley officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.maberryfuneralhome.com

Va. Lottery warns consumers of lottery scams

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams.

Officials say the “Play Smart” campaign is aimed at informing both lottery players and non-players to be careful when someone tells they’re told they’ve won a large prize.

While the scams take many forms, officials say that in most cases, criminals email or call to tell intended victims they have won a large prize. Then the crooks try to get the person to send money or personal information.

The “Play Smart” campaign includes a public service announcement for TV and radio, as well as a brochure filled with tips on how to avoid being scammed.

Mariners Complete Epic Rally

Pulaski walks it off for second straight night


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The Pulaski Mariners were not content to settle for one game-ending win in their series against the Bluefield Blue Jays. The Calfee Park faithful celebrated the late-inning heroics of Jose Leal, Daniel Torres, and the entire team as Pulaski defeated Bluefield 7-6.

Daniel Missaki (2-0, 0.95 ERA) returned to the mound following a 20 day hiatus as he recovered from a forearm injury. Tethered to a conservative pitch count, Missaki lasted only two-plus innings—facing three Blue Jay batters in the third inning.

“It felt good to be back out there” said Missaki. “It was hard for me to find my release point, and I was getting tired near the end.”

The rust of an extended break showed as Missaki allowed two runs on four hits and two walks. The two runs were the first allowed by Missaki this season.

The Mariners clung to a 4-2 lead after three complete. Pulaski scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Estarlyn Morales drove in Jay Baum to open the scoring, and Taylor Zeutenhorst singled neatly into left-center to drive home two.

The contest settled into a scoreless rhythm until the top of the seventh inning when Bluefield hung four on the board to take the lead. Luis Pina recorded only one out in the seventh when manager Rob Mummau elected to call on Jarret Brown.

Brown was unable to put out the fire, and two singles, a groundout, and a wild pitch led to four runs and a deflated Calfee Park.

Pulaski entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Blue Jays by two runs. Daniel Torres opened the frame by reaching on a fielding error by shortstop Aaron Attaway. Following a strikeout, Jose Leal stepped to the plate and belted a homer over the right field wall to tie the game and send the duel into extras.

“We’ve gotten used to coming back because we’ve been doing it all season” Torres said. “We never get discouraged regardless of the score.”

The Mariners did not hesitate to begin the rally in the tenth. Jay Baum ripped Oscar Cabrera’s (2-1, 1.40 ERA) offering off the third baseman’s glove for a leadoff double. Cabrera then intentionally walked Wayne Taylor to set up the force play at third.

With runners at first and second, Carlton Tanabe laid down a perfect bunt to the right side of the infield to advance both runners. With a vacated base, Estarlyn Morales, the next batter, also drew an intentional walk to load the bases.

Cabrera struggled with his control against Torres. He fell behind 3-0 before pumping a fastball down the middle for the first strike of the at-bat. Torres would not allow Cabrera to throw another strike without punishing him—he drove the next delivery into left field for the game-winning RBI single.

“I was being patient up there” Torres said. “[Cabrera] was struggling up there, and he threw me the one that I got a good piece of.”

The Mariners utilized back-to-back walk-offs to take the series from Bluefield and improve the season record to (16-14). They travel to Bristol for a two game series before returning to Calfee Park on Thursday.

Dublin Lions Club confirms 61st Club Officers for 2014-15

SONY DSCOn Thursday, June 19, 2014 the Dublin Lions Club Confirmed their 61st Club Officers for the 2014 to 2015 Club Year.
The Dublin Lions new Officers are excited about the opportunity to serve their community and club; while always striving to do better. Each life we touch through service makes us stronger and more dedicated. We are always working to strengthen our Lion Pride, and to share that pride with new members.
If your interested in becoming a Dublin Lion and giving back to your community please call us at 540-674-2754 or visit us at www.dublinlions.org.
Pictured (Left to right): (Lion name, and their New Officer Title)
Warren Morris (Director)
Leonard Yost (Tail Twister)
Herman Hearn (Director)
Carl Lindtstrom (Lion Tamer)
Andy Hullender (Treasurer)
Jerry Rotenberry (President)
Burl Bowman (Secretary)
Jim Cook (Membership Chair)
Don Wheeler (1st VP)
Lane Penn (2nd VP)

ACC Pre-Season Poll: Florida State tapped No. 1

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Defending  national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort.

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Walter Camp National Player of the Year Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles to an unbeaten season and their third national title as a redshirt freshman in 2013, was chosen to repeat as ACC Player of the Year.

Florida State was picked as the likely overall ACC winner on 104 of 112 ballots cast. The Seminoles were picked to finish atop the Atlantic Division by 109 voters and amassed 780 total points. Clemson received the remaining three-first-place votes and placed second with 660. ACC newcomer Louisville placed third at 564, followed by Syracuse (368), NC State (326), Boston College (301) and Wake Forest (136).

Miami’s 26 first-place votes placed third among Coastal Division teams, but the Hurricanes’ 614 total points led overall. Defending division champion Duke received 33 first-place votes and finished with 597 points, followed by Virginia Tech with 571 points and 23 first-place votes. North Carolina was just behind in fourth place with 570 points and 27 first-place votes, followed by Georgia Tech (322 with one first place vote), Pitt (319 with two first-place votes) and Virginia (142).

Winston is one of 15 returning starters for Florida State, which seeks its third straight ACC title. The Seminoles own 14 ACC football championships in 23 seasons as a conference member, tying Clemson for most league titles all-time.

This marks the third time in four years that the Seminoles have led the ACC media preseason voting. Florida State was also voted first in 2011 and 2012, and in each of its first 14 seasons after joining the ACC (1992 through 2005).

Winston led the preseason ACC Player of the Year balloting with 99 votes, followed by Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley with six. Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder, Miami running back Duke Johnson and Virginia Tech quarterback Brenden Motley received one vote apiece.

Last season saw Winston, of Bessemer, Alabama, become the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy (19 years, 342 days) and just the second freshman to receive the honor. A dazzling playmaker, he led the Seminoles to a 14-0 record  and engineered the game-winning drive in a 34-31 win over Auburn in the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game.

Named the offensive MVP of the national title game, Winston also received the Davey O’Brien Award and the Manning Award as the nation’s best quarterback after setting national freshman records for passing yards (4,057) and touchdown passed (40) in 2013. His pass efficiency rating of 184.8 set an ACC record and led the nation.

ACC Championship Votes
1.    Florida State – 104
2.    Clemson – 2
3.    Virginia Tech – 2
(4 voters made no selection)

Atlantic Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1.    Florida State (109) – 670
2.    Clemson (3) – 660
3.    Louisville – 564
4.    Syracuse – 368
5.    NC State – 326
6.    Boston College  - 301
7.    Wake Forest – 136

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1.    Miami (26) – 614
2.    Duke (33) – 597
3.    Virginia Tech (23) – 571
4.    North Carolina (27) – 570
5.    Georgia Tech (1) – 322
6.    Pitt (2) -319
7.    Virginia -142

ACC Player of the Year
1.    Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State – 99
2.    Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson – 6
3.    Duke Johnson, RB, Miami – 1
4.    Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke – 1
5.    Brenden Motley, QB, Virginia Tech -1
(4 voters made no selection)

Friends of Pulaski County Library Monthly Book Sale set Aug. 1

Please join the Friends of the Pulaski County Library (FOL) for their monthly used book sale on Friday, August 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The bookstore is located in downtown Pulaski across the street from the Pulaski Library on West Third Street.  Look for our large book sale banner!

Hundreds of hardback and paperback books (many like new) are available for sale.  Categories include, fiction, non-fiction, gardening, sports, religious, cooking, and many biographies.  Hardback books sell for $1 each, paperback books sell for $.50, and children’s books sell for only $.25.  A number of large print editions are in stock.   New plastic clear magazine holders are now available for only $1 each. These holders are a great way to organize your past editions.

Funds raised by the Friends of the Library are used to support the many activities of the Pulaski Library System.

For information on donating books to the Friends bookstore, please contact Mr. Lance Hudnall at (276) 728-4626 or Mrs. Nancy Hudson at (540) 639-1950.

Please plan to join us on August 1st and 2nd!  Your support is greatly appreciated.