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The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of April 14 includes: Thursday — Verda, Holmes Mill, Closplint and Louellen; Friday — Rosspoint Elementary School and Harlan County Christian School.
A countywide, non-denominational remembrance of Jesus’ WALK TO THE CROSS will be held at noon on April 18 on the Harlan Courthouse Square. All are invited to attend and to participate in this powerful reading of the final hours of Jesus’ human life. The Way of the Cross is the story of one man and yet the story of every person. As we, too, are bearing our own crosses, let us unite in the remembrance of how Jesus nailed the sins of humanity to the cross on Good Friday.
The Tri-City Ministerial Association will sponsor a Community GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE beginning at 7 p.m. on April 18 at Cumberland Church of God. Pastor Dennis Williams of Cumberland Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 606-589-2398.
The Hall High School Alumni Association awards a scholarship to SKCTC to a Harlan County senior. To apply, seniors must have a relative who graduated from Hall High School. Applications may be picked up in the counselor’s office at Harlan County High School or Harlan High School. Applications must be returned to the counselor’s office by April 18.
Bell County Conservation District will sponsor a FREE TREE GIVEAWAY beginning at 10 a.m. on April 18 at the Sears entrance of Middlesboro Mall while supplies last. Seedlings include: Black cherry, black walnut, eastern redbud, pecan, persimmon, rough leaf dogwood, loblolly pine, red delicious apple, golden delicious apple, muscadine grape as well as Bartlett pear trees.
Esther Mason will present the FRUGAL FRIDAY SERIES, featuring old time skills with a modern twist, at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. Embark on a green and sustainable journey that will enrich the earth and your pockets. “Making Butter” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on April 18. Learn the art of making butter from fresh cows milk. Programs are free by registering at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. For more information, call 606-337-3422.
GOSPEL MEETINGS will be held at Poor Fork Church of Christ, located beside Rosspoint Elementary School, April 18-20 with preaching by Evangelist Ron Roberts. Services begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your Bible.
APRIL 18, 20;
MAY 2, 3, 6
Upcoming events at the MAIN STREET AUDITORIUM in Cumberland include:
April 18 — free movie, Passion of the Christ, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
April 20 — Easter Community Sunrise Service, “At sunrise the Son rose,” beginning at 7 a.m. A light breakfast will be served in the dining hall. The speaker will be Pastor Jody VanSickle of the Benham and Cumberland Methodist Church with worship by the Lunch Church of God Priase Team.
May 2 and 3 — free movie, Unstoppable, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.
May 6 — band concert with free admission, featuring the Arlie Boggs elementary beginning and experienced band students, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
All community children are invited to Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s annual EASTER EGG HUNT at 1 p.m. on April 19. There will also be drawings for prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host their annual EASTER EGG HUNT on April 19. Meet at 1 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at 558-3586 or 558-3571.
The second annual AUTISM AWARENESS FUN DAY will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Stables of Creekside Glenn (formerly known as Blair Lake). Free fun for the entire family will include horse rides, inflatables, games, a police car, fire truck, face painting, food and more. Door prizes will be given away. There will also be an Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. (bring your own basket). For more information, call 233-7682 or visit Facebook (Harlan County Autism Society).
Lynch Church of God will host the Southeastern Kentucky Men’s RESURRECTION BREAKFAST at 9 a.m. on April 19 featuring Pastor Timothy Goins from Harrogate Christian Tabernacle in Harrogate, Tenn. The cost is $7 per person. For more information, call 606-848-2600 or visit lynchchurchofgod.com.
Jim “Muggins” Bennett will host the 33rd annual EASTER EGG HUNT beginning at 1 p.m. on April 19 at the Tri-Cities Health & Rehabilitation Center. There are three categories: Ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10. Twelve prizes will be awarded for each category. There will also be a drawing for three prizes to be given away to parents or guardians. Park in the Harlan ARH Clinic parking lot. Rain date is April 20 at 2 p.m.
The first annual New Hope Church BIKE SHOW will be held April 19 at the Harlan Walmart. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and trophies awarded at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for each bike. A hot dog sale will also be held. For more information, call 606-574-0444 or 606-671-0794.
The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of April 21 includes:
Monday — Sunshine School, Kidz Kampus Day Care, Rita’s Day Care, Grays Knob Headstart and the ChalleNGe Academy.
Tuesday — Barney’s, Mary Alice, Teetersville and The Laurels.
Wednesday — Loyall, Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork and Wallins.
Thursday — Cumberland Elementary School and Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Friday — ChalleNGe Academy.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency 4-H Program, the Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart will be participating in the annual EARTH DAY OBSERVANCE beginning at noon on April 22 at Walmart. Red bud, dogwood and a limited number of apple tree seedlings along with Earth Day information and promotional items will be available.
The Kentucky Blood Center will have a BLOOD DRIVE from 1:30-6 p.m. on April 22 at the Harlan Center in the meeting rooms. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.
There will be a MUSETTE ALUMNAE meeting at 7 p.m. on April 22 in the choir room of the Harlan Independent humanities building. Help is needed in planning for the 70th anniversary of the Musettes on June 20-21.
The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on April 22 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Glenna Blakley from The Berry Patch Quilt Shop will teach the Log Cabin block. For more information or a supply list, contact Pat at 573-1245.
The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club will meet at 5 p.m. on April 22. The project will be the completion of the Bow Tie quilt. For more information, call 573-4464.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service will host a free ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP beginning at 6 p.m. on April 22 at the Extension Depot. Jerry Hash with the University of Kentucky will discuss several topics on how to reduce your utility bill as well as conserving energy. There will be displays, publications, door prizes, favors and refreshments available. For more information or to register, call 606-573-4464.
APRIL 23, 24
A surface RETRAINING CLASS will be held from 5-9 p.m. April 23 and 24 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
A Hanging BASKET WORKSHOP will be held at 10 a.m. on April 24 at the Extension Depot. The workshop is free but registration is required. To register, call 573-4464.
The Harlan County BOARD OF HEALTH will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. on April 24 in the G.P. Doane Conference room at the Harlan County Health Department, located at 402 East Clover Street in Harlan. Items on the agenda include: Review of previous minutes, financial report and personnel.
APRIL 25, 26
The Harlan County Church of God District will sponsor the Harlan County CAMP MEETING to be held April 25 and 26 at the Harlan County High School auditorium. Bishop Rick Smith, of Cornerstone Church of God, will be the guest speaker on Friday and music will be provided by The Hoskins Family, of Lebanon, Ohio. The guest speaker will be Bishop Dale Campbell, of Grace Fellowship, on Saturday with music provided by Grace Fellowship, of London. Childcare will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/harlancampmeeting.
The annual COUPLES RETREAT at Camp Nathanael will be held April 25 and 26. The cost is $100 for the weekend. Housing is limited — first come, first served basis. For more information or to register, call 251-3231.
The Golden FAMILY REUNION will be held April 25-27 in Williamsburg. For more details, contact Carol Golden, family historian, at 865-376-7141 or email@example.com.
A Concealed Carry Deadly WEAPONS CLASS will be offered for individuals ages 21 and older beginning at 9 a.m. on April 26 at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. Garett Bolin will teach the class that is to be held in room 102 with a fee of $75 for participants. The class is well-suited for women and men with limited or no experience with firearms. Participants will receive instruction on the Kentucky CCDW law, gun safety, marksmanship, gun cleaning, nomenclature and also included is live fire skills testing. Participants are to bring a pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition. For more information or to enroll, contact Tessa Roark at 589-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Watch Kayla Grow BENEFIT RIDE will be held April 27 at Village Mall in Harlan — weather permitting. Registration is at noon and kick stands up at 1 p.m. The costs is $10, per rider; $15 per couple. The ride will begin and end at the Clubhouse with food and drinks after. Kayla was born with a rare birth defect called Fibular Hemimelia, with Congenital Femoral Deficiency. She will be having her third surgery on May 6 in Maryland. Proceeds will benefit travel, lodging, food and Kayla’s medication expenses. For more information, call 606-664-6899.
The Artists’ Attic’s free POP CULTURE EXHIBIT will be held from 2-4 p.m. on April 27 at the Harlan Center. View the art exhibit that will include some of your favorite well-known characters from popular culture including anything from celebrities to cartoons. There will also be live music, pop art face painting, free refreshments and an appearance from one of history’s biggest stars, Marilyn Monroe, among other characters. Everyone is also welcome to dress as their favorite character to add to all the fun.
Community Collaboration for Children will sponsor a Rays of Light CONFERENCE from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Patridge Building at Union College in Barbourville. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be served. Register early — seating is limited. For more information or to register, contact Patra at 606-526-6303 or email@example.com.
The Harlan County High School Boys Basketball team will host a BASKETBALL CLINIC from 6-8:30 p.m. on April 30 at the school. Boys ages 3-12 may attend for $15. All participants will perform drills learned at the clinic at an HCHS Boys Basketball game during halftime. For more information, contact the school at 574-2020.
The R. E. “Bob” Frazier Tri-City Charitable Foundation SPRING GRANT DEADLINE is April 30 for 501(3)c organizations. Applications are available at 506 W. Main Street in Cumberland or online at R. E. Frazier Foundation.org. For more information, contact Bobbie at 606-524-4964.
A National DAY OF PRAYER service will begin at 7 p.m. on May 1 outside of Cumberland City Hall. Area pastors will be speaking and praying for various topics. There will also be special music. For more information, contact 606-799-0208.
MAY 1; JUNE 27, 28
Time is approaching quickly for the 2014 HALL HIGH REUNION. 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 contact Imogean Pierce Johnson, chairman, at 606-573-6512.
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 turkeys 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.
MAY 6, 7
The Department of Workforce Solutions at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College is offering a WORKSHOP entitled Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 6 and 7 at the Harlan campus. The class is approved by the Kentucky Division of Water for 12 hours of continuing education. Workshop prices are $85, six hours; $125, 12 hours. To register or for more information, contact Tessa Roark at 606-589-3047.
A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Harlan National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 6 (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 annual COMMUNITY REUNION for Elcomb, Teetersville and Lower Elcomb will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24 at the Harlan National Guard Armory. Bring a covered dish. Donations are accepted and no entertainment is provided. For more information, call Shirley Allen Smith at 573-6304 or write to: 3861 West Highway 72, Harlan, KY 40831.
The Harlan County Relay for Life will sponsor a GOLF FOR LIFE event to raise money for the ACS’s Relay for Life in Harlan. The year’s event will be held at the Harlan Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $200 per team and includes four entries into the event, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Other sponsorship opportunities include: Cart sponsor and individual hole sponsor. There will be an awards presentation immediately following. To join, call 606-273-1612 or 606-273-3957.
The 5K OBSTACLE MUD RUN will be held June 21 in Benham. Teams of four people or more save $5 per person. Pre-registration is $25. To register or for more information, call 589-5812.
The HARLAN MUSETTES will celebrate their 70th anniversary June 20-21. The theme is “This is Our Story.” Miss Schraeder would like for alumnae to share their favorite Musette story. Send stories to: Marilyn Schraeder, P.O. Box 334, Loyall, KY 40854; or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current addresses are needed, especially of those who have recently married and of those who have changed addresses.
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 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.
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KCEOC Community Action Partnership is currently taking applications for the WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM. The program is designed to help make homes more energy efficient by providing things like insulation, doors, and windows and in some cases repair or replace heating sources. The homeowner must be able to provide adequate proof of ownership. Landlords may also benefit from the weatherization program. For more information or to apply for the Weatherization Program, call 606-546-3152 to make an appointment.
April is PRIDE CLEAN-UP MONTH in your neighborhood. Tri-City residents are encouraged to pick up trash and debris on your own properties, your street and any parks near you. Sign-in sheets, bags and gloves will be available at the Main Street office, located at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, call 589-5151. Check with your local city hall for clean-up dates in your town.
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.