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The Evarts Elementary School Site Base will have a SPECIAL CALLED meeting at 3 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the school library.
The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Kathy Cook will teach the technique of paper piecing with the Fancy Fan (or Grandmother’s Fan) quilt block project. For a supply list or for more information, call Pat at 573-1245.
The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Rose Cohelia will teach the technique of paper piecing with a project called Log Cabin Pineapple. For a supply list or for more information, call 573-4464.
A Mine FOREMAN EXAM will be given at 8 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan office of the Division of Mine Safety and Licensing. Make sure to have purchased a drug voucher for $66.25 at the office. You must have photo identification to obtain the voucher. You will then take the drug test at Right Choice Counseling and Drug Testing — the test must be taken before the test date. For more information, contact the instructor at 606-573-1260.
Kelly Street Baptist Church is hosting a REVIVAL with Pastor Dave Hammonds officiating Aug. 26-28. All services begin at 7 p.m. For transportation or more information, call 606-273-4178. Everyone is invited.
The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Aug. 25 includes:
Monday — Sunshine School, Kidz Kampus Day Care, Rita’s Day Care, Grays Knob Headstart and Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Tuesday — Barney’s, Mary Alice, Teetersville and The Laurels.
Wednesday — Loyall, Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork and Wallins.
Thursday — Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.
Friday— No run.
REVIVAL at Friendship Baptist Church will be Aug. 24-29 with Rev. Mike Hayes preaching and special singing each night. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Register for the 2014 Boys & Girls Club SOCCER LEAGUE through Aug. 29 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club in Harlan. All children ages 3 to 10 are invited to participate. Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons at Holy Trinity beginning Sept. 13. Registration fee is $15 and includes uniform shirt and trophy. Children ages 6 and up who are not current Boys & Girls Club members (dues paid after Aug. 1) will also be charged a yearly $25 membership fee. For more information, please call 573-0960.
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OPEN ENROLLMENT for Holy Trinity Preschool will be held from through Labor Day. Opening day is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 for ages 3-5. For more information, call 573-3570.
AUDITIONS for the Center Stage Players production of “Who’s On First?” will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28 in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center Theatre on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in Cumberland. The production needs two males and two females to round out the cast along with an understudy or two. For more information, contact Michael Corriston at 606-589-31337.
Sunny Acres First Church of God will be showing GOD’S NOT DEAD at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27.
An Extension Homemakers Training School on USING PINTEREST will be taught at 10 a.m. on Aug. 28 at the Extension Depot. Come and learn the wonders awaiting you in the world of Pinterest or if you use Pinterest already come and share some of your finds. The training school is free and open to everyone, but registration is requested. Call 573-4464 to register.
Jeff Neil will demonstrate SHAKER BOX MAKING Thursday through Saturday at Cumberland Crafts, located on the second floor of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park’s visitor center.
James A. Cawood High School class of 2004’s 10 YEAR REUNION will be held Aug. 29 and 30. All graduates are invited and will be attending the Harlan County High School football game on Friday evening, followed by dinner at The Portal, in Harlan. On Saturday, a family picnic (barbecue potluck) will be held at the large shelter house at Martins Fork Lake beginning at 5 p.m. For more information and to post what dish you plan to bring, visit the Facebook page.
The Harlan County Extension HOMEMAKERS KICKOFF will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 including a “Pinterest Party.” The Harlan County Extension Office will have three craft projects selected from Pinterest for you to make along with a few recipes from Pinterest available for tasting. If you are an Extension Homemaker or are thinking of joining Homemakers, please join in. Extension Homemakers dues are $8 per year. Bring your favorite dish from Pinterest, or if you don’t use Pinterest bring your favorite pot-luck dish. The party is free, but registration is required. Call 573-4464 to register.
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Cumberland High School’s class of 1974 will sponsor a CHS ALL CLASSES REUNION Sept. 6 at Benham School House Inn. Social hours begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dance. There will also be a picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blair Park (bring your own lunch). The cost is $20 per person. Make checks payable to: CHS Class Reunion, P.O. Box 434, Benham, Ky. 40807. Pre-payment/registration is required and the deadline is Aug. 29. For more information, call 606-733-0141.
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The Harlan County 4-H staff will assist HARH Hospital and school resource centers with FITNESS FAIRS in the following Schools during the August and September: Harlan Elementary School, Aug. 29, James A. Cawood Elementary School, Sept. 5; and Black Mountain Elementary School, Sept. 23. The fair will consist of a battery of fitness exercises, walking, running and a talk about eating healthy and exercising each day.
The eighth annual Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter Scholarship GOLF SCRAMBLE will be held Aug. 30 at the Harlan Country Club. The theme is “Patriotic Salute to our Military both past and present.” Join in and wear your red, white and blue. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shotgun start is at 9 a.m.. The cost is $60 per person or $200 per team — donuts, coffee, lunch and cart fees included. First and second place prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go to the annual Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter College Scholarship Fund. Donations to this fund may also be sent to: Coach Charles & Maxine Hunter Scholarship Fund (tax deductible) C/O P.O. Box 1566, Harlan, Ky. 40831. To sign up, call 606-573-6261 or 606-573-2510.
The 36th Annual LOYALL SCHOOL REUNION will be held at the Harlan Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 30. The old Loyall School building, which now houses the Loyall city government, will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to visit. The evening session, which will also be held at the Harlan Center, will begin at 6 p.m. All former Loyall students, faculty and friends are encouraged to attend.
The eighth annual Evarts LABOR DAY FESTIVAL will be held from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Evarts at city hall. There will be food, crafts, Harlan County Shriners train ride and inflatables all day. Live music includes: Big Daddy and the Heat; Coal Trucker, 4-6 p.m.; and Marty Brown, 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 606-837-0609.
The annual COMMUNITY FAIR DAY at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 30. Registration for exhibits will be from 9-11 a.m. in the Laurel House. Representatives from the Harlan County Extension Service will register and judge the exhibits. Winners will be announced at noon. There will be games for all ages including relay races, exhibits, music, cake walk, food, information booths, crafts, a book sale, a corn hole tournament and horseshoes. Nolen Lodge will host a pig roast. For more information, contact Judy Lewis at 606-558-3586 or the PMSS office at 606-558-3571.
The Martin’s Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution alongside various DAR chapters, will have a double GRAVE MARKING CEREMONY using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, as well as a wreath laying and graveside ceremony to commemorate their service during the Revolutionary War. Jesse Brock’s service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Old Masonic Cemetery in Wallins followed by Ephraim Osborne’s service at 1 p.m. at Layman Cemetery in Coldiron. Descendants are sought to speak about their ancestors at the ceremony. For more information, contact Donnie Campbell at 276-445-5553, Jerry Phillips at 66-573-9565.
The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum sixth annual Honoring Our Veterans POW WOW will be held Aug. 30 and 31 at 4116 Cumberland Fall Highway in Corbin. Saturday gates open at 10 a.m. and Sunday gates at noon. The grand entry begins at noon on Saturday. Admission is $5, adults and children 12 and under are free — bring folding chairs. There will be pony rides and a petting zoo for children provided by Rosie’s Ponies for $3 each, Luck of the Draw Dancers prizes and special guest star/emcee Larry “Cloud Dancing Sellers. For more information, call 606-528-6342, email email@example.com or visit www.knahm.org.
The annual HOMECOMING at Mary Helen United Methodist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 31 with special singing. A potluck dinner will follow at noon. A cordial welcome is extended to the new pastor, Tony Campbell, who will preach the morning sermon. There will also be a time of remembrance for former pastor, Rev. Robert Landis, who passed away in May. All are invited to attend.
The KENVIR REUNION will be from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Kenvir Walking Park on KY 215. There will be live music, a free meal, kiddie and adult games and the crowning of Coal Queens Lois Penley, Debra Petry and Cynthia Wynn at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. Items needed include: food for the event, ice, drinks, vegetables and desserts. The following will be supplied: meat, plates, cups, forks, spoons and napkins. Volunteers with qualifications are need to host future reunions. For more information, contact Joanna Childers at 606-837-8369.
The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host HOMECOMING SERVICES beginning at 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 31. There will be singing, preaching and a potluck dinner following the services. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Isaiah Creech FAMILY REUNION will be held on Aug. 31 at the lower shelter house at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. All family and friends are welcome and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. Food will be served at 1 p.m.
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 — dessert, salad, meat or vegetable. There will be a display area for those bringing items to share and a photographer will be available to take group photos.
HOMECOMING at Friendship Baptist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 31. Rev. Mike Hayes will be officiating.
Harlan County 4-H will be starting 4-H School Clubs during September in all fourth and fifth grades in the Harlan County School District, Harlan Independent School District and Harlan County Christian School. The first month there will be discussions on parliamentary procedure, showing how meetings are run and discussing each officer’s responsibility. The classes will elect officers: President, vice-president, secretary, pledge leader, reporter and game leader. These officers will learn to carry out a meeting. The 4-H agent or 4-H assistant will have a project or discussion at each meeting. Students will learn valuable life skills, leadership skills, communications skills, gardening skills and bicycle and ATV Safety Rules.
The Cawood Elementary School SBDM MEETING schedule for 2014-2015 includes: Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2. Meetings will begin at 3:45 each date.
A Beth Moore BIBLE STUDY “To Live Is Christ,” The Life and Ministry of Paul, will be held on Wednesday nights beginning Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Harlan Christian Church (across from the Justice Center). All are welcome.
AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING at the The Learning Center at Holy Trinity will begin Sept. 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 573-3570.
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Wallins Church of God, located just past Wallins Elementary, will have a YARD SALE from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6 in the church parking lot (to be held inside if it rain). Hot dogs and bake sale items will be sold inside on Friday. All proceeds go toward the building fund. For more information, call 606-621-0422.
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Hospice of the Bluegrass will present CAMP HOPE (located at Bethel Camp in Clayhole), a free one-day retreat for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27. Space is limited — registration deadline is Sept. 5. For more information or to obtain a registration packet, visit www.hospicebg.org; or contact Jonathan Hubbard (Harlan/Corbin) at 800-371-6112 or Susan Houston (Hazard/Pikeville) at 800-560-1101.
Wallins Church of God will have a CAR WASH from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the Walmart parking lot. The cost is $5 or more donation. All proceeds will go toward the building fund.
Raynemaker Events will present the first annual RAVEN ROCK 5K Trail Run/Hike Challenge and Kids Fun Race on Sept. 6 at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. This is a true single path trails. The cost on race day will be $25, run; $15, hike; $10, Kids Fun Race (all kids get T-shirts/awards). Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the gazebo located near the lake entrance. Kids race around the late begins at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three in each age division with special awards to overall make and female winners. For more information, contact Sherry Cornett at 606-508-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit facebook.com/rmevents.
The Kentucky State Police PATRIOT DAY 5K Run/Walk to honor the lives lost on 9/11 will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Corbin High School. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 ($15, under 18). 5K T-shirts for all participants (size not guaranteed if you don’t pre-register). Awards for the male and female overall as well as first, second and third place in each age division. Door prizes will also be given away at the conclusion of the race. All proceeds go to KSP Shop with a Trooper program. Make checks payable to Kentucky State Police. Mail to: Trooper Shane Jacobs, Kentucky State Police Post 10, 3319 South U.S. 421, Harlan, Ky. 40831.
Faith Holiness Church, located six miles past Martins Fork Lake, will have a HOMECOMING REVIVAL beginning at 6:30 p.m. nightly, Sept. 7-13. The schedule includes: Sept. 7, Bro. Tommy Helton; Sept. 8, Bro. Jody Moore; Sept. 9, Bro. Terry Baker; Sept. 10 and 11, Garry Ferguson; Sept. 12, George Sowels; and Sept. 13, Bro. Perry Long. Services on Sept. 14 will begin at 11 a.m. with Bro. Howard Farmer. Pastor Spencer Burkhart invites everyone.
The Cloverfork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church. Guest speakers will be candidates who are running for office. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.
The Harlan County 4-H HORSE CLUB will meet at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the 4-H Annex Building beside the Harlan County Extension Office on South Main Street in Harlan. Students ages 9-18 may attend. There will be one meeting each month and dates will be set at the first meeting. Experience is not necessary and you do not have to own your own horse. Do you love horses, want to learn more about them and maybe enter some 4-H competitions at a later date? If so, make plans to join. Donna Wilder will be the club leader. For more information, contact Wilder at 606-837-2214, ext. 3018 during the work day or 4-H Agent Raymond Cox at 606-273-9835 anytime.
Help promote Camp Blanton’s youth camp at their FISH FRY (or barbecue sandwich meal) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Camp Blanton. The cost is an $8 donation.
Rushing Wind Ministries Inc. will host Remembering 9/11, community worship, at the Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland (formerly the Nova Theater) including on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
All family members of the late Ezra Cecil Cochran and the late Grace Dean Cochran are invited to a REUNION beginning at noon on Sept. 13 at Leeman Field in Pennington Gap, Va. Bring a covered dish and drinks as well as any old photos or memorabilia or sharing. For more information, contact Renda (Cox) Hall at 276-318-0161, Mary Jane (Cochran) Cox or Judy (Cochran) Pitman at 276-546-5939.
Calvary Baptist Church in Loyall will have a SPECIAL SINGING at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 featuring Good Shepherd Quartet, of Pennington Gap, Va. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Second (Indian Head) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
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 welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.
The Harlan County Country Club invites everyone to sign up for the local CHURCH LEAGUE. All church members are offered a reduced rate of $5 per player for nine holes every Thursday. Sign up at 5:30 p.m., start at 6 p.m. For more information, call 573-2510.
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KNICKERBOCKER PICTURES certificates are being sold by 4-H teens, 4-H agent and assistants, volunteers and 4-H Council members during August and September as a 4-H fundraiser for the 4-H Teen Club. The certificates are for two 8X10, two 5X7 and eight wallet sized photos for $10. In addition each certificate purchased during this time will include a 10X13 as a free gift. For more information or to purchase a certificate, contact a 4-H agent. Adults interested in selling certificates to earn free packages of photos can contact Raymond Cox at the 4-H office or call 273-0835, by Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARCONON is reminding families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. For more information, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership is 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.
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.