Fundraiser slated today
Hospice of the Bluegrass-Mountain Heritage annual fundraiser, Spring Fling Family Fun Festival, will be held Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the Harlan Center.
There will be games, prizes, inflatables and a Cupcake Battle. A raffle is also being held for a Pirate Sand (box) Boat. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Hospice office, Southern Wholesale Do It Center or Ally Kats.
For more information or to enter the Cupcake Battle, contact the Hospice of the Bluegrass office at 573-6111.
Relay for Life event set
Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center will be selling chances through May 31 to win a basketball autographed by UK Coach, John Calipari. Chances are $1 and proceeds go to raise money for the Relay for Life Team.
Church revival will continue through Sunday
Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church, in Partridge, will a host revival with Pastor Ron Oplinger and the Rev. Freddie Terry through Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Sunday service will begin at 6 p.m.
Old-fashion singing planned Saturday
Teetersville Church of God will have an Old-Fashion Singing this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Assistant Pastor Terry Adams at 573-2661.
Relay for Life fundraiser set at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Relay for Life team will sponsor a Longaberger fundraiser today from 2-4 p.m. Stop by and register for door prizes. All proceeds to Relay for Life.
HHS cheerleading squad tryouts planned
Tryouts for the 2012/1013 Harlan High School cheerleading squad will be held today at the HHS gym. Tryout clinic will be from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Tryouts will be held at 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Gwen Arwood at 573-9670.
Art competition deadline set Sunday
High school senior art students are invited to participate in the SKCTC High School Senior Art Scholarship Competition, which can bring scholarship money to a winning student. Each participant is asked to submit three works, any genre. Judging and display will be part of the 2012 Spring on Cloverlick Arts Festival. Submission deadline is Sunday.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old-fashioned gospel singing slated Sunday
Harlan Church of the Nazarene, located on Airport Road, will have an Old-fashioned Gospel Singing featuring local artist Raymond Smith.
The singing will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m. Attendance is free. Everyone is invited to attend.
Special Assembly Day planned in Tennessee
Jehovah’s Witnesses from the tri-state area of east Tennessee, southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia will be attending an annual Special Assembly Day on April 15.
The meeting will be held at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, Tenn.
The theme is “Let God’s Will Take Place,” based on Matthew 6:10. There will be answers to these questions: What is as important as hearing God’s Word? How can we go on perceiving what God’s will is for us? How can we find a satisfying life? What rewards come from doing God’s will? The public is invited and no collections are taken.
Revival slated to begin Sunday morning
Calvary Baptist Church in Loyall will be hosting a Spring Revival with Bro. Billy Howell beginning Sunday and continuing through April 18. Services begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Spay/neuter clinic registration set
A spay/neuter clinic will be held on April 21, 22. Registration will be held on Monday.
For more information, call 537-0016.
New bookmobile schedule announced
The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of April 16 includes:
Monday – Sunshine School, Harlan Child Care Center, Rita’s Day Care, Nursery Time Day Care, Gray’s Knob, Cawood and Little Creek.
Tuesday – Green Hills Elementary School, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.
Wednesday – Loyall, Good Neighbor Road, Terrys Fork and Wallins.
Thursday – Cumberland Elementary School, Victory Road Christian Academy and Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Friday – No run.
SKCTC mock disaster to be held Monday
The Academic Career Mobility in Nursing Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will stage its annual mock disaster drill on April 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Cumberland campus.
The event serves as a training and skills test exercise for SKCTC nursing students as it helps them in preparation for a real-life disaster situation. State, county and local police departments along with many other first responders from area fire departments, ambulance services and helicopter medical transport services are expected to participate.
Annual Earth Day observance planned
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 at the Harlan Walmart on April 19 beginning at noon.
Red Bud and Dogwood with a very limited number of apple tree seedlings along with Earth Day information and promotional items will be available.
An ‘Evening of Appreciation’ slated April 19
The Harlan County Extension Homemakers’ Council and the Homemakers’ Clubs are hosting an “Evening of Appreciation” for our County Extension Service’s agents and staff. This event will be held at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River Street, on April 19 from 5- 7:00 p.m., with a special recognition and presentation of certificates of appreciation beginning at approximately 5:10 p.m.
Come by and visit with CES agents and staff as we express our grateful appreciation for their invaluable contributions to our community.
HCHS mandatory dance team meeting set
There will be a mandatory meeting of all parents and girls interested in being on the Harlan County High School Dance Team for the 2012-2013 school year on April 19 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. This is a required meeting. Expectations, camp dates, financial obligation, etc. will be discussed during this time.
College fairs scheduled at SKCTC campuses
SKCTC, in conjunction with Kentucky Adult Education, will offer two college fairs. The events are scheduled for April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlan campus (building no. 1), and on the Cumberland campus in room 117 of Chrisman Hall.
Participants at these events will have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, discover financial aid opportunities and learn about exciting and new technical programs that can prepare one for high wage, high demand careers.
For further details, contact Brenda Morris, SKCTC Cumberland campus, at 589-3061.
Child abuse prevention program slated
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in the state of Kentucky. In collaboration with DCBS and Sarah Stone, children’s librarian at the Harlan Public Library, Harlan FRYSC will host a “Be a Super Hero! Help prevent child abuse!” event on April 21 at 11 a.m. The event will target children in grades K-2 from throughout the county.
Food boxes available for Evarts area
The Evarts Church of God will have food boxes available to give away to the Evarts area only on April 21 at the church from 9 a.m. to noon or while supplies last.
First come, first serve basis. Federal income guidelines will apply per household. You must present a KU bill to show proof of your address. Copies will be made - no exceptions. Only one box per household is allowed. You must also be present to sign for your box.
For more information, call 837-9983.
Down the road
Spring revival slated to begin April 23
Lenarue Missionary Baptist Church will host a Spring Revival Beginning April 23 at 7 p.m. each night with the Rev. John Luttrell, pastor of Totz Baptist Church. Special singing will be featured each night. Everyone is welcome.
Yocum Creek revival slated
Yocum Creek Baptist Church will host revival services April 23-27 beginning 7 p.m. nightly with the Rev. Charles Barrier, of Pennington Gap, Va. speaking.
The congregation invites everyone to attend.
For more information, call 837-3170.
Annual church of God camp meeting set
The 28th annual Harlan County Church of God Camp Meeting will be held April 24-26 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly Harlan Church of God. Everyone is invited to attend.
Nightly guest speakers are: April 24 – Bobby Grubbs; April 25 – Don Smith; and April 26 – Frank Howard. A children’s church will also be available.
For more information, call 837-3049.
Medical assistant program conference set
A pre-admission conference for individuals considering entry into the Medical Assistant Program offered on the Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has been scheduled for April 24 at 5 p.m. in room 130 of the Belinda Mason Building.
For additional information, contact April Fleming at 633-0279, ext. 13302 or email@example.com.
Tri-City Women’s Club meeting slated
The Tri City’s Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting on April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Rebecca Caudill Library in Cumberland. A meal will follow. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Coupon Exchange to be held April 26
A Coupon Exchange will be held on April 26 from 1- 2 p.m. at the Harlan County Extension Depot.
Bring your extra coupons to swap with others and share couponing tips. Everyone is welcome at this free event, including beginners. Couponing is a fun, easy way to save money. This coupon exchange is sponsored by Harlan County Extension and Harlan County Community Education.
For more information, contact Cecilia Adams at 573-4330.
Boat waiver renewal/inspections planned
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Martins Fork Lake will be conducting boat waiver renewals on April 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the Village Center Mall parking lot. All current waivers will expire on May. Rangers from the lake will be renewing boat waivers for boats with greater than 10 horsepower engines and courtesy safety inspections. There is no charge for the waiver and inspection.
Boaters are required to bring their boat, current boat registration and a picture ID. Required boat items at Martins Fork Lake include working navigation lights, fire extinguisher, lifejackets and a warning device (horn or whistle). For those who are not able to attend, waivers and inspections are conducted daily, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Resource Manager’s Office located on Highway 987 in Smith.
For more information, contact the Resource Manager’s Office at 573-7655.
Harlan ARH to host video conference
Harlan ARH will host a video conference entitle ‘Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update: What’s New in 2012’ for family members and friends of those with memory disorders. The conference is sponsored by the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, ARH, UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health and the Kentucky TeleHealth Network.
The video conference will be held on April 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the second floor cafeteria video conference room at Harlan ARH. This event is free and you must register prior to attending by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 800/272-3900.
‘Black Bear Bike Night’ to begin April 28
Cumberland Tourist and Convention Commission announces this year’s ‘Black Bear Bike Night’ will be held on April 28 and continue through September on the fourth Saturday of each month. The event will be held at the Rotary Park in Cumberland beginning at 5 p.m.
A half and half raffle will be held each time and a silent auction is planned in June. All proceeds will go toward the event. There will also be live music in a family atmosphere.
Spring On Cloverlick awards ceremony slated
The annual Spring On Cloverlick — an arts and poetry event sponsored by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College for the past four decades — will be held April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center in Cumberland.
The event will feature the awarding of certificates and accolades for participants in grades kindergarten through senior year. Art and photography created by local students will be displayed in the gallery and winners in the poetry division will have the opportunity to recite their work.
For more information about Spring On Cloverlick, contact Clara Atkins-Pope at 573-4076.
Community scholarship banquet scheduled
The Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet will be held May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Benham School House Inn.
If you would like to present a scholarship, call 573-2838.
Spring Arts Weekend slated at PMSS
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a Spring Arts Weekend May 11-13.
Featured workshops are “Wrestling with Words: Stepping into the Ring with Poetry,” led by former Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor. Art and Science of Nature Journaling will be led by artist Betty Beshoar and botanist Heather Housman. A Weaver’s Choice workshop will be led by Pat Begley and High Dynamic Range Landscape Photography taught by Malcolm Wilson.
Complete descriptions of the workshops and information about registration are available at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.