Obituary for Robert Lee Chinault

Robert Lee Chinault, age 76 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital-Pulaski.

Born November 3, 1938 in Marion, Virginia he was son of the late William & Rethia Marie Chinault. His daughter, Cynthia Lynn Chinault also preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy with 21 years of service.

Years ago he was a volunteer coach with sandlot football and boxing for the Town of Pulaski.

He is survived by his

Wife of 54 years

Alma Jane Morehead Chinault – Pulaski

Son

James P. Morehead

Daughter

Kimberly Lee Chinault – Pulaski

7 Grandchildren         4 Great Grandchildren

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Saturday at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at the Thornspring Cemetery where the V.F.W. Post #1184 will conduct military honors.

The family will receive friends an hour before service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.

To send the family your online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.

Pulaski County project included in Governor’s land conservation grant announcement

$1.7 million awarded throughout Virginia

RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of 14 grants – including Pulaski County – totaling $1.7 million awarded by the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, a state land conservation board. The grants will help add 5,729 acres to Virginia’s conserved lands.

“The VLCF grants are money well spent,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The funding is critical to completing long-range conservation projects that protect working farms, forests, wildlife habitat, and historic resources. Many of the projects that are being funded also will help improve water quality and increase access to outdoor recreation opportunities.”

VLCF grants are used by private land trusts, local governments and state agencies to protect and acquire special lands in the following categories: farmlands and forestry, historic areas, natural areas, and open spaces and parks.

“Nearly 150 conservation projects have been made possible through VLCF grants since 1999, when the foundation was created,” said Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, who chairs the foundation’s board. “The program provides an economical and efficient approach to conserving precious lands, protecting rivers and streams, and preserving farms and historic places for future generations.

Included in the grant is $125,000 toward the New River Connector in Pulaski County.

This grant will help purchase land for public access to canoeing and fishing opportunities. It also will provide for the construction of a recreational trail to connect an elementary school, the community of Fairlawn, the New River and, ultimately, Bissett Park. The trail will cross existing bridge piers from Radford’s Battle of New River Bridge, a part of Virginia’s Civil War Trail.

The dollar figures given reflects only the state grant amount and not the total cost of the project.

The Pulaski County project is one of 14 to receive grants.

The VLCF board is composed of 19 members appointed by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections and the Speaker of the House of Delegates. The board includes the Secretary of Natural Resources, who serves as chair, and the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation provides staff to the foundation.

ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD ALERT

From Virginia State Police

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AND THE VIRGINIA MISSING CHILDREN CLEARINGHOUSE HAS ISSUED AN ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD MEDIA ALERT ON BEHALF OF THE CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT ON 1/28/15 AT 1145 HOURS

(2) Aysia monique lewis

Aysia Monique Lewis

THE CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR AYSIA MONIQUE LEWIS, 16 YEARS OF AGE, HEIGHT 5’3, WEIGHT 155 LBS, WITH BROWN EYES AND BROWN HAIR, WEARING: BLUE JEANS, BLACK FLEECE JACKET AND TAN MOCCASISNS.

THE CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN DANGER AND WAS LAST SEEN AT CHRISTIANSBURG HIGH SCHOOL.  THE CHILD MAY BE IN THE COMPLANY OF DONALD BRUCE QUESENBERRY JR.  THE SUBJECT IS DESCRIBED AS, 33 YEARS OF AGE, HEIGHT 5’7 FEET, WEIGHT 195 LBS, WITH BROWN EYES AND BROWN HAIR.

(2) Bruce Quesenberry

Bruce Quesenberry

THE SUBJECT MAY BE DRIVING 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA 4D WITH ILLINOIS REGISTRATION V975074.  POSSIBLY HEADING SOUTH TO FLORIDA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN DANGER OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

PLEASE CONTACT THE CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 540-382-3131 OR THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AT 1-800-822-4453.  (1-800-VACHILD)

 

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Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke building, move 500 jobs

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Northern Southern plans to move about 500 jobs from Roanoke to Atlanta or Norfolk later this year.

The railroad company announced Tuesday that the affected workers can opt to relocate with their positions. The jobs are in marketing, accounting, information technology and other departments.

The employees work in Norfolk Southern’s office building in Roanoke. The company says it plans to close the building, which has 203,000 square feet of office space.

Norfolk Southern says in a news release that the moves are being made to make better use of its real estate assets, foster departmental synergies and streamline its management workforce.

The headquarters of Norfolk Southern’s Virginia Division will remain in Roanoke.

Sheffey announces he won’t seek re-election

Staff Report

Joe Sheffey is in his 28th year on the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors – the last 20 he has served as chairman.

This, however, will be his last year he announced Monday night at the end of the board’s regular monthly meeting for January.

Sheffey, representing the Cloyd District, said this will be his last year on the board and he will not seek re-election next November when the five seats on the board will be up for re-election.

Sheffey said he made the decision after talking with family, and noted he had informed the other four individual members of the board prior to Monday’s meeting.

We’ll have more on Sheffey’s announcement in this Friday’s edition of The Patriot.

 

Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said McDonnell’s appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact that could warrant reversal or a new trial.

The court also ordered that briefs in the case be filed by March 2 and set a May 12 hearing.

A jury last year found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of taking gifts and loans from a vitamin executive in exchange for promoting his products.

McDonnell was scheduled to begin his two-year prison term Feb. 9.

Federal prosecutors had opposed McDonnell’s request to remain free on bail pending his appeal.

 

Kindergarten registration schedule for Pulaski County Schools

Here is the schedule for Kindergarten Registrations for the 2015-2016 school year in Pulaski County:
CRITZER ELEMENTARY – Monday, March 2, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
PULASKI ELEMENTARY – Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
SNOWVILLE ELEMENTARY – Thursday, March 5, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
DUBLIN ELEMENTARY – Monday, March 9, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
RIVERLAWN ELEMENTARY – Tuesday, March 10 – 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Virginia state income taxes prepared for free!

From Trina Rupe

Pulaski County Commissioner of the Revenue

Once again, some of the tax preparers in Pulaski are telling customers that we are not preparing State Income taxes this year.  We had the same problem with the same office telling their customer that we did not prepare the State Taxes.  This is not the truth. We are preparing the State taxes again this year as a free service to our citizens.  Please do not let a tax business talk you into paying for having your State taxes done when we do them the simple basic returns for free.

The Pulaski County Commissioner of the Revenue Office is offering free state tax preparation again this year for the community. All you need to do, is to bring in your already prepared Federal Tax Return to our office and we will prepare your Virginia State tax for no charge. We will also file your return directly into the tax department’s system so that will make for a very fast refund for the taxpayers. The tax department once again is requiring that filers either have direct deposit to their checking or savings account or receive a debit card. No paper checks will be issued again this year unless you are a first time filer or have a debt set off filed against you. We are seeing a turn around time of about 5 days unless someone has a filed a debt set off against your account as to where you will not receive your full refund.

There have been rumors that we are charging to prepare state taxes this year and that we are also not filing out returns this year due to problems we had last year. We did not encounter any problems last year with the preparation of the taxes, only with the debit cards that the State issued instead of a paper check. People were having difficulty using their debit cards and were being charged a fee for each transaction on the cards. We are preparing and processing tax returns. If you go to a tax preparer to get your federal prepared, you have the option to come to us to prepare your State return for Free. The tax preparers charge to prepare your State in addition to the amount charged to prepare your federal return. All we ask, is that you bring a copy of your prepared federal return with you when you come to the office.

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Obituary for Avis June Hollandsworth Reynolds

Avis June Hollandsworth Reynolds, age 83 of Pulaski passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her home.

Born June 9, 1931 in Indian Valley she was the daughter of the late Clive & Ruby Quesenberry Hollandsworth. Her sisters; Ruth Gallimore, Bessie Cox, Majella Myers, brother; Hubert Hollandsworth, several nephews and niece also preceded her in death.

She attended the Pulaski Primitive Baptist Church. A retired nurse – she was an employee of the Pulaski Community Hospital for 39 years.

She is survived by her 

Husband of 61 years

William “Bill” Reynolds – Pulaski

Son & Special Daughter-in-law

Danny & Martha Reynolds – Hiwassee

Brothers

Randolph & Edith Hollandsworth – Greensboro

Larry & Sandra Hollandsworth – Hiwassee

Sisters

Ardith Harris – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Joyce & Don Henley – Radford

Joan Henley – Bent Mt.

In-laws

Ralph & Pat Reynolds – Powatan

Ronnie & Janice Reynolds – Richmond

Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm – Thursday at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with the Brother Don Singleton officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm – Wednesday evening at the Funeral Home.

Special Thanks from the family goes to – Melissa Vanhorn, Medi-Home Hospice, Dr. Osemobor and Dr. Ojomo for the care and help during her hours of need. Good friends; Larry & Mary Bland of Dublin and Nickee & Bubba Ratclif – Dublin.

To send the family your online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Chapel – Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.