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Poor Fork Arts and Crafts have announced new STORE HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Sept. 1 includes:
Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.
Thursday — Black Mountain Elementary School, Brittains Creek and Dizney.
Friday — Evarts Elementary School, Eastbrook Station, High Rise Apartments and the Dialysis Clinic.
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.
An MET RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
Harlan County FISCAL COURT will meet in special session at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4 in the old Circuit Courtroom of the Harlan County Courthouse.
Grays Knob Church of God will have REVIVAL services beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 4-6 with guest speaker Jimmy Thomas. Homecoming will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 7 with guest speaker Frank Howard. Pastor Don Smith invites everyone to attend. For more information, call 606-621-0776.
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.
The Harlan County 4-H staff will assist Harlan ARH Hospital and school resource centers with FITNESS FAIRS in the following Schools during September: 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.
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.
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. 6 at Camp Blanton. The cost is an $8 donation.
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 email@example.com; 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.
The Gulston Church of God HOMECOMING REVIVAL will be held Sept. 7-14. Services begin at 11 a.m. on Sundays and at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Speakers include: Sept. 7, Richard Ussery; Sept. 8, John Carter; Sept. 9, John Luttrell; Sept. 10, Dax Taulbee; Sept. 11, Frank Howard; Sept. 12, Dale Campbell; Sept. 13, Billy Owens; and Sept. 14, Anthony Noe. Dinner will follow.
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.
SEPT. 8, 12
Bennie Massey and Stanley Sturgill will be honored for their commitment to civic engagement and social justice in eastern Kentucky at a BENEFIT for the Appalachian Community Fund from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Eastern Kentucky Social Club, located at 278 West Main Street in Lynch. The event is open to the public and the suggested donation is $20 — dinner will be served and music will be played. RSVP by Sept. 8 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 865-523-5783.
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.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will hold their third annual picnic beginning at noon on Sept. 9 at Thompson Park in Barbourville. The special guest speaker will be state Sen. Robert Stivers II, Senate president.
Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away at Shepherd’s Pantry (located at 111 Union Street in Clutts) on from 10-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. You must bring a utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal income guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard on the new road. Areas served: Virginia line to Pine Mountain School, Putney to Partridge. Only one box per family.
AWANA begins Sept. 10 at Yocum Creek Baptist Church in the Middleton Addition of Evarts and will continue through the school year on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. K-4 through eighth grade are invited to attend this fun youth program. Children earn AWANA dollars which can be used in the AWANA store twice a year for toys, games, etc. For more information, call 837-3170 or for bus pick up call 837-8214.
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.
SEPT. 11, 13
BETH MOORE will be featured in a live simulcast on Sept. 13 at Central Baptist Church in Corbin. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event concludes at 4 p.m. Lifeway Christian Resources will have store on site during the event. Tickets include a continental breakfast and lunch. Early bird tickets are $10 and are available through Sept. 11. Regular ticket price is $15. All ladies are invited to join in the day of worship and Bible study. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the church at email@example.com or 606-528-6650.
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.
SEPT. 16, 18
The Division of Mine Safety will offer an evening electrical RETRAINING CLASS from 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 18 at the Division of Mine Safety, at 164 Ball Park Road in Harlan. The class is limited to 35 people and you must pre-register by calling the office at 606-573-1260.
REVIVAL at Loyall Pentecostal Church will be held Sept. 16-21. Services begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tony Sizmore. There will also be singing and everyone is welcome.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.