To place an announcement in the “What’s Goin’ On” section email: email@example.com; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145 or 606-573-4510 ext. 1164.
The Harlan County Shriners 50th annual HORSE SHOW & FAIR will conclude Aug. 2 in Putney.
STAR AUCTIONS, located in Baxter, will host a Charity Auction beginning at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2. Proceeds will benefit the St. Stephens Outreach Program Food Pantry. Many great items to bid on. For more information or to donate, contact Betty Hudack, food pantry coordinator, at 606-273-5300.
A Miracle for Michaela BENEFIT (dinner, raffle and silent auction) will begin on Aug. 2 at the Harlan Center. Doors open and music begins at 5 p.m. The silent auction will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Auction items include (but not limited to): R.J. Corman Dinner Train tickets, Craftsman miter saw, Stihl weed eater, autographed items from Audio Adrenaline and AGT’s Jimmy Rose. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased prior to the event or at the door. Kids are welcome. All proceeds go to purchasing a wheelchair accessible van for 3-year-old Michaela Brooke Greene who has been diagnosed Leukodystophy, a rare fatal genetic condition. For more information, contact Erin Greene at 606-273-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlan High School class of 1958 will have a CLASS REUNION beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Camp Blanton. Classes of all years are invited. For more information, contact Brenda Harrison at 606-573-4542.
The Shepherd FAMILY REUNION will be Aug. 2, at the Lower Shelter House at Kingdom Come State Park. All family and friends are welcome and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. Food will be served at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Melody Baker at 606-273-3385 or Dorothy Shepherd at 606-848-0396.
Phyllis Combs, of Weber City, Va., will be at CUMBERLAND CRAFTS, located in the visitor center at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on Aug. 2 and 3. Combs will demonstrate her creations from corn shuck.
The Harlan County First Priority Club and area churches will sponsor a Community PRAYER AND WORSHIP SERVICE beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the Harlan County High School auditorium.
Dr. Tony Sizemore will be the FEATURED SPEAKER at the First Pentecostal Church of Loyall at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3. Pastor Lonnie Napier invites everyone to attend.
The Cloverfork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church. Candidates running for office in Harlan County will be the guest speakers. For information, contact Preston McLain at 606-837-3546 or David Cooper at 606-837-2363. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Aug. 4 includes:
Monday — Kidz Kampus Day Care, Rita’s Day Care, Grays Knob Headstart and Harlan Health & Rehabilitation.
Tuesday— Barney’s, Mary Alice, Teetersville, and The Laurels
Wednesday —Loyall, Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork, and Wallins
Thursday — Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation and Putney.
Friday — No run.
Black Mountain Elementary Mickey and Minnie Cub OPEN HOUSE will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 5. There will be a meet and greet Mickey and Minnie, free school supplies to students, food and inflatables.
Cumberland Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Wallins Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from noon to 3 p.m on Aug. 5.
There will be a Back-To-School OPEN HOUSE at Evarts Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Refreshments will be served and class schedules will be available. The open house is a great opportunity for students to meet teachers and staff. All students are encouraged to attend.
Rosspoint Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the school.
James A. Cawood Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE for students from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet teachers and staff. There will be three bicycles given away and door prizes for parents. Shaved ice and face painting will be available for students, along with inflatables and other refreshments. Various booths will be available with information for students and parents. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Harlan County High School’s FRESHMAN ORIENTATION will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5.
The Evarts Elementary School SITE BASE Decision Making Council will have a regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the school library.
The Harlan County High School SITE BASE COUNCIL will have a regular scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.
Black Mountain Elementary School has announced the 2014-2015 SBDM CALENDAR. Meetings will be held at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the school library. The public will be informed of special called meetings. Meeting dates include: Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.
A certified and trained state service officer will be at the London DAV building, on west 80 behind Clark Truck Stop, from 9 a.m. to noon or longer to ASSIST ALL VETERANS and their dependents with VA claims. DAV does not charge for this service. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308.
AUG. 7, 11
An MET RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 7 and Aug. 11 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
The fifth annual Green Hills SCHOOL REUNION will begin at noon on Aug. 9 at the Senior Community Center near Green Hills Elementary School at Bledsoe. There will be plenty of seating inside and out. A tent will be set up outside with table and chairs in addition to the ones inside. Dinner will be potluck — bring a covered dish. Post your information (including the food or drink you will be bringing and how many will be in your party) to the Green Hills School Alumni page.
AUG. 10, 13, 16
The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council and the Family Life Abuse Center will present the seventh annual Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of APPALACHIAN WOMEN from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Harlan Center. This is a fun-filled educational self-esteem summit, a day of workshops of interest to women, Bingo and door prizes. The event is open to all women over 13 years old. Pre-registration is required and registrations will be accepted until noon on Aug. 13. A $5 registration fee must be enclosed. The first 125 pre-registered participants will receive a free tote bag filled with cosmetic goodies. A catered lunch will also be provided. During the luncheon the 2014 Outstanding Appalachian Woman will be awarded. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 10. Download a registration form or nominate an Outstanding Appalachian Woman at www.hcdvcc.org or call 606-392-1129. Registration and nomination forms are also available at Ally Kats Hair Shack, located on Eula Gray Street in Harlan.
AUG. 11, 13
Harlan County Christian School’s OPENING DAY is Aug. 13. An open house will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet on Aug. 12 at Golden Corral in London. Meal time is noon with the meeting to follow. Tentative guest speaker is State Sen. Albert Robinson. All current KERS, CERS and SPRS retirees are welcome to attend.
AUG. 12, 13
The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan. The meetings are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the SKCTC Middlesboro campus, room 340; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13 at the Hazard Community & Technical College First Federal Center, room 123A. People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Michelle Shane at 502-564-5937. RSVP is requested for attendees.
AUG. 20, 21, 22
The SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC is scheduled Aug. 20, 21 and 22. Registration will be from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Humane Society building, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters). A $20 deposit will be required for an appointment. The Aug. 20 clinic will be for cats only — special price: Males, $30; females, $40. For those in need of assistance, grant applications are available at the Harlan County Animal Shelter in Baxter.
A free FORESTRY MANAGEMENT workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Topics to be covered include woodland management options, timber sales and forestry and wildlife assistance. To register, call 606-573-4464.
Cumberland Elementary School SBDM meeting dates are as follows: Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11. Meeting dates are the second Thursday at 4 p.m. each month. If school is dismissed we will meet the following Thursday. Agendas and a 24-hour notice will be posted on the bulletin board outside the building for special called meetings.
Sunny Acres First of God will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27. “God’s Not Dead” will be the special featured movie. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Betty Halcomb at 606-573-1836.
The Harlan County RIDGE RUNNERS ATV Club Inc. will hold its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org.
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. “Canning Your Produce” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Programs are free by registering at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. For more information, call 606-337-3422.
AUG. 24; SEPT. 6
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). Pre-registration, before Aug. 24, cost is $120, run; $10, hike; $7, Kids Fun Race (T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants. 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. Fo more information, contact Sherry Cornett at 606-508-5063 or email@example.com; or visit facebook.com/rmevents.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.