October 24, 2013
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Evarts Elementary School’s regularly scheduled SITE BASE MEETING will begin at 3 p.m. today in the school library.
The BOOKMOBILE schedule for this week includes: Today — Verda, Holmes Mill, Closplint and Louellen; Friday — Rosspoint, Elementary School and Harlan County Christian School.
Paintings by renowned APPALACHIAN ARTIST Jeff Chapman-Crane, a resident of Eolia in Letcher County, will be on display in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center (located on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College) through April 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Harlan County Relay for Life Candidate Chili, Chowder & Soup COOKOFF will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 8 at the Harlan Center. The cost is a $5 donation. Meet all participating candidates and sample their chili, chowder or soup; then cast your vote for your favorite. First, second and third place trophy will be awarded to the candidates with the most “votes” received. For more information, call 505-5084. This fundraiser will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All candidates are invited and encouraged to participate
Dressen Church of God will have an INDOOR YARD SALE and a hot dog/bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Donations are accepted.
Wilderness Road State Park will present a free Adobe PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP for beginners at 2 p.m. on March 8 in the park’s theatre. Learn how to use basic settings to capture a photo, and then use Photoshop to manipulate that image into a creative work of art. Discover how to use the dodge and burn tools to create a more desirable photo. Learn when to use brightness and contrast, the sponge tool and the always fun lasso and cut option. The workshop will conclude with a question and answer session. To make the workshop more hands-on, participants are encouraged to bring their own camera and/or laptop. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call the park office at 276-445-3065. Parking rates may apply.
Kentenia Full Gospel Church, located in Wallins, will be in REVIVAL March 9-14 with Bishop Kevin Magness, of Lula, Ga. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Pathfinders for Independent Living, located at 105 East Mound Street in Harlan, is offering FREE TAX PREPARATION services. Personal taxes will be done with or without itemizing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (noon to 1 p.m., lunch) on the following dates: March 3 and 10. You need to bring photo identification, Social Security card, W2 and/or 1099 forms. To schedule an appointment, call 573-5777. Walk-ins will be seen if time is available.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free GARDEN PLANNING WORKSHOP at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Extension Depot. This workshop will offer basics in gardening such as garden planning, when to plant, getting your soil tested and pest control. For more information, call at 573-4464.
A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Harlan National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11 (every second Tuesday of the month). Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information, call toll free 877-865-0004.
The QUARTERLY MEETING of the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Board of Directors will begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 11 at the Harlan campus.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet at 1 p.m. on March 11 at the Pineville-Bell County Public Library, located at 214 Walnut Street in Pineville.
FREE FOOD BOXES will be given out from 10-11:30 a.m. on March 12 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located 111 Union Street in former Union Hall in Clutts. Enter on the new gravel road off Golf Course Boulevard. You must be present and bring your utility bill with your 911 address on it. Income guidelines are posted on the door. Areas served: Partridge to Putney and Virginia state line to Pine Mountain Settlement School.
MARCH 12, 19
There will be a MEDICAL ASSISTING pre-admission conference offered by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College and taught on the Harlan campus, at 5 p.m. on March 12 and March 19 in the medical assisting classroom, room 115. Attendance at a conference is mandatory before gaining admission to the program. For more information, contact faculty member Leann Turner at 589-3234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An UNDERGROUND RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon March 12-17 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
The Harlan County RIDGE RUNNERS ATV Club Inc. will hold its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org.
MARCH 14, 21
Songs of the Mystics & Early Christian Hermits, a COLLABORATIVE RECITAL, will feature baritone T. Ryland Pope and pianists Clara Atkins-Pope and Ann Schertz performing beautiful texts and melodies, with ties to early Christianity, against a backdrop of scenes depicting ancient Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales along with special guest performer, Shane Lindsey. Two performances are slated: March 14 at 7 p.m. at in the Helen and Cawood Smith Auditorium on the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College; and March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on the Cumberland campus of SKCTC. Admission to both performances: $10, adults; free to students and children under 18 years old. For More Information, contact Clara Atkins-Pope at email@example.com, T. Ryland Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Schertz at email@example.com.
The sixth annual 100 MAN MARCH Against Domestic Violence will begin at 1 p.m. on March 15 at the Harlan Center parking lot. Refreshments and door prizes for walkers and supporters. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 606-392-1129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on March 18 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This month’s project will be a sewing travel tote taught by Pat McClung. This tote is also the perfect size for an I-pad. A supply list is available by calling 573-4464 or visiting the Extension Service office at 519 South Main in Harlan.
The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club at 5 p.m. on March 18 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This month’s project will be the Bow Tie Quilt taught by Priscilla Saylor. For a supply list or more information, call 573-4464.
TRANSFER DAY at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will be held March 18 at Cumberland, March 19 at Middlesboro and will conclude March 20 at the Whitesburg campus. Each session will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and students will have the chance to meet with counselors as well as SKCTC Transfer Counselor Georgina Billings. For more information, contact Billings at 606-589-0853.
A Jimmy Rose BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SCOTTY MOORE will begin at 6 p.m. on March 19 at the Harlan County High School gym. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Harlan County Rescue Squad member, at the Harlan Animal Shelter or at the school the night of the show.
The Middlesboro Little Theatre will present the Female Version of THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon March 19-23. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, adults; $6, students and seniors. For more information, call or text Amy Simpson, MLT director, at 606-499-4060.
MARCH 19, 20
A surface RETRAINING CLASS will be held from 8 a.m. to noon March 19 and 20 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 573-1260.
MARCH 26, 27, 28
Harlan County High School is once again participating in the statewide program OPERATION PREPARATION on March 26-28. This program seeks community volunteers of all careers to advise and mentor 10th grade students at HCHS to discuss the student’s future college and career plans as well as progress towards those goals, and to motivate students for success after high school. Mentoring sessions are 15-20 minutes with each student, one-on-one, and volunteers are asked to commit for two hour segments. Volunteer training is provided through a short (20 minute) PowerPoint that will be emailed to you prior to the event. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, community education director, at 606-573-4330 ext. 2061 or email@example.com.
Anne Shelby, a well-known regional author and lecturer, will present a program about Aunt Molly Jackson and her half-siblings Jim Garland and Sarah Ogan Gunning at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library. Shelby will present her program at 7 p.m. on March 27. The program will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6 p.m. During the reception, hosted by the Middlesboro library staff, the Rev. Jim Woodring of Pineville will be performing some of the songs written by the three folksingers. The program is sponsored by the Bell County Historical Society and Museum and is being hosted by the library. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.
Stone Mountain Boat Dock, in conjunction with the Tri-State Bass Club, will begin their two-fish limit TOURNAMENTS on April 1. The entry fee will be $30 a boat, two persons per boat. You can only weigh in two fish. This year tournaments will rotate lakes between Cranks and Martins Fork. Cranks ramp should be repaired in time for bigger boats to launch at the dock. The dock will be open to provide gas, oil, soda, candy or tackle. For more information, call 505-5432.
Cumberland Pentecostal Church will present SPRING BREAKTHRU 2014: The Jacob Generation at 7 p.m. nightly April 4-5. The speaker will be Darrin English and music will be provided by the CPC Praise Team, Our Father’s House Worship Team (Pineville) and Freedom Worship Center Praise Center (Knoxville, Tenn.). Special performances by the New Revolution Drama Team and Harvest Worship Center Drama Team. Food and fellowship will follow each service. For more information, contact: 606-589-4011. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Peer Review Committee for the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans has chosen three nominees for the fifth annual induction ceremony: John Brock, of Pineville, award-winning master woodcrafter; Jeri Landers, of Rutledge, Tenn., national award-winning author, artist and illustrator; Dolly Parton, of Sevierville and Nashville, Tenn., country/western music icon, author and actress. Nominees will be inducted at 2 p.m. on April 5 in the auditorium of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership will be participating in the 2014 KENTUCKY GIVES DAY, sponsored by Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), on April 9. Kentucky Gives Day will bring charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. From midnight to Midnight EST, supporters of participating Kentucky nonprofits can go online to connect with causes they care about and make tax-deductible donations. To participate, visit http://kygives.razoo.com/story/Kceoc-Community-Action-Partnership.
The Woman’s Club of the Tri-Cities will sponsor a FASHION SHOW Charity Benefit for the Markey Cancer Research Foundation from 3-5 p.m. on April 13 in Falkenstine Hall (the porch) on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. The theme is “Fighting Against Cancer” featuring fashions by CATO. Program coordinators are Deborah Hampton and the Greater Mt. Sinai Youth/Young Adults. For more information, contact Hampton at 606-848-1018.
APRIL 15, 24
The UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, will host a live interactive VIDEO PRESENTATION on planning for long-term care from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 24 at Harlan ARH Hospital in the second floor cafeteria conference room. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Sarah Tarrant at 859-323-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. The deadline to register is April 15.
MAY 1; JUNE 27, 28
Time is approaching quickly for the 2014 HALL HIGH REUNION. Make plans to attend and spend time with former classmates. All activities/meetings will be held at the Harlan Center on Main Street in Harlan on June 27 and 28. The cost is: Single, $70, all activities; couple, $130, all activities; and Saturday night only, $55. The DEADLINE for reservation payments or any cancellations is May 1. To obtain a form or for more information, write to: Hall High School Alumni Association, Inc., P.O. Box 1037, Harlan, KY 402831; or email: HALLALUMNIASSOC@aol.com.
MAY 1, 23
Tri-State Bass will host an OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT sponsored by Dave’s Outdoors LLC of Corbin to help raise money for Christmas turkey’s to give out to laid off coal miners. The tournament will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on May 23 at 33 Bridge, Norris Lake. The cost is $60 per boat, big fish optional. First place is guaranteed $600. Second and third place will be based on boats in the field. Tri-State Bass will take $10 per boat for the event. Imperial Baits in Middlesboro is accepting early registration May 1.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend the 40th annual Dean & Creech FAMILY REUNION from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Carl Perkins Community Center in Morehead. Each person is asked to bring at least two of the following items: dessert, salad, meat or vegetable. There will be a display area for those bringing items to share and a photographer will also be available to take group photos.
A military SUPPORT GROUP for all active, separated or any former military men or women meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street. If you are facing financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse or other problems, this is for you.
The Wise County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Norton United Methodist Church, located at 8th and Virginia Avenue in Norton, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.
The Harlan County WALKING CLUB meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Harlan County High School indoor track. The walking club is free. It allows the public to walk indoors. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director, at 573-4330 ext. 2061.
Benchmark Family Services, serving Bell, Harlan, Clay, Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties, invites you to become a FOSTER PARENT. Free orientation classes are held from 5-6 p.m. on any Tuesday. For more information, call 606-526-6992 or toll free at 866-526-6992.
LIGHTHOUSE LIFELINE OF BELL COUNTY support group sessions will be held every Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments/services and support group sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group sessions will be from 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road, off of U.S. 119. Sessions are free and workbooks are optional. Everyone is welcome. Sessions include: Insight, identifying life-controlling issues — nine weeks; stepping into freedom, 12 Steps — 13 weeks; and anger management — nine weeks. For more information, call 606-337-3165 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The JOB CLUBS of Eastern Kentucky meets weekly with a small group of job seekers and workforce professionals to gain a competitive edge in today’s tough job market. Job clubs are free and help you create a game plan for your job search link with quality employers, improve your interviewing skills, learn self-marketing skills, evaluate, negotiate and land job offers, connect with other job seekers and ease your stress during your job search. The Harlan County Job Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Depot in Harlan. New members are always welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.
The Lee County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Lee County Behavioral Healthcare, located at 34084 West Wilderness Road in Jonesville, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.
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Performers interested in participating in the upcoming BROADWAY REVUE spectacular are urged to contact the show’s director/choreographer Robyn Bingham. Broadway ReVue 2014 will be held in late spring and is open to singers and dancers ages three years of age to adult. For more information, contact Bingham at 573-4168.
Harlan County High School is selling the first HCHS BLACK BEAR COOKBOOK for $10. For more information, contact the school at 574-2020.
The Whitley County FARMERS’ MARKET, a nonprofit co-operative organization, is looking for farmers/crafters/artists who seek additional venues for their vegetables, farm goods and wares. For more information, call 606-524-7785.
CETUSA is looking for families who would enjoy hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. CETUSA has many great students who are very excited about coming and being a part of your family. For more information, contact local coordinator Angela Boggs at 606-273-0035 or email@example.com.
Help Pine Mountain Settlement School GROW APPALACHIA by placing an order for a 2014 Pine Mountain Grow Appalachia calendar. Calendars are $15 each (plus shipping). All profits go directly to the project to fund 2014 programming. Calendars feature regional planting dates, national holidays and photos of people and produce from 2013. For more information, call 606-558-3416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWANA Club meetings are held Wednesdays at Yocum Creek Baptist Church (located in Middleton Addition of Evarts). Children earn shirts, patches and AWANA dollars which can be spent in the AWANA store for prizes. K-4 through eighth-graders are welcome on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be lots of fum, games and food. Local bus pickup is available and there is no fees or club dues. For more information, call 837-3170.