2012 Rabies clinic schedule announced
The Harlan County Health Department is sponsoring its yearly Rabies clinic. Other yearly vaccinations for cats and dogs are also offered at the following prices: Cats – Rabies, $5; Feline Distemper/Calicivax, $15; Feline Leukemia, $15. Dogs – Rabies, $5; Parvo, $6; Distemper/Parvo, $15; and Bordetella, $12.
Tuesday — Wallins (just before county bridge), 5:50-6:05 p.m.; Wallins (post office), 6:10-6:40 p.m.; Wallins (Hensley’s Grocery), 6:45-7:00 p.m.; Wallins (Banner Fork Church), 7:05-7:25 p.m.; Howard’s Service Station (formerly Brock’s), 7:40:7:50 p.m.; Blacksnake (Little Howard’s Car Wash), 8-8:15 p.m.
Thursday — Coldiron Post Office, 5:50-6:05 p.m.; Tremont Service Station, 6:15-6:30 p.m.; Dayhoit Post Office, 6:35-6:45 p.m.; Rio Vista (bridge area,) 6:50-7:10 p.m.; Loyall Post Office, 7:15-7:30 p.m.
A full Rabies clinic schedule will be printed at a later date.
Holy Trinity Relay for Life fundraiser set
Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s Relay for Life team will have a yard sale on May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the team.
Singing to be held at senior center
“The Praise Singers” will be singing at the Tri-City Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, Gospel music starts at 6 p.m. and is held every Tuesday evening.
Bluegrass, country and gospel music is also held every Thursday evening at 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Hospice spring conference scheduled May 8
A Spring Conference (formerly the Grief Teleconference), sponsored by Hospice of the Bluegrass-Mountain Heritage, will be held May 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Harlan County Extension Office Depot.
The topic of the conference will be “End of Life Ethics.” Ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end of life will be part of the discussion. CEU’s are available (for a fee) directly through the Hospice Foundation of America, and certificates of attendance are available at the closing of the conference. Light refreshments will be served. The conference is free and open to the public.
To register or for more information, contact the Hospice office in Harlan at 573-6111.
Health Fair planned at MCHC May 8
The Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation and the Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky are sponsoring a “Health Fair” on May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harlan Medical Center in the Village Center.
Services such as basic health screenings, blood pressure checks and glucose checks will be available. In addition, a variety of informational booths will be on site to provide information on many health related programs and services in this area.
For more information, contact Merita Doan at 573-7771 or Joshua Richardson at 606/633-4871.
KBC blood drive scheduled in Evarts
The Kentucky Blood Center and the city of Evarts tourism will have a blood drive on May 9, from 2-6 p.m. at Evarts City Hall (102 Harlan Street) on the KBC Bloodmobile.
Every donor will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card.
For more information, call 800/775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org.
Food Boxes available at Shepherd’s Pantry
Shepherd’s Pantry (located at 111 Union Street in Clutts in the UMW building; enter on new road off Golf Course Road) will have Food Boxes available to give to low-income families on May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Federal guidelines posted on door. You must bring a piece of mail to show proof of your 911 address - no exceptions. Only one box per household allowed and you must be present to sign for your box.
Ridge Runners monthly meeting set
The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club Inc. will hold its next monthly meeting May 10 at 7 p.m. at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org.
SKCTC student arts festival is May 11
The 2012 student arts festival “Crawpocalypse” sponsored by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will be held May 11 from 2-10 p.m. on the Cumberland campus. This fourth annual event, set for the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center, will feature music performed by local bands as well as an exhibition of art and crafts.
New for this year, will be a Rave and a mini film festival, according to the event coordinator Elana Scopa. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Additionally, free food will be served during the event. Participants will also receive a free T-shirt designed by students and commemorating the 2012 festival.
For further information about Crawpocalypse, contact Scopa at 589-3043.
St. Jude Ride, chili cook-off planned
Harlan County Saddle Club is sponsoring a “St. Jude Ride” on May 12 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Lenarue Co-Op cabins
The trail will take approximately three hours to complete including a treasure hunt. There will also be a chili cook-off and dinner after the ride. The cost is $10 per rider.
Anyone may contribute donations or items to use during the event. The public is invited to attend. Signs will be posted the day of the ride.
For more information, call 573-6903 or visit Facebook.
Spay/neuter clinic registration set
Woodstock Animal Foundation will have a spay/neuter clinic on May 19, 20.
To register, call 573-0016 on May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Grants are available at the Harlan County Animal Shelter.
Annual ‘Run Against Rage 5K’ planned
The Family Life Abuse Center and the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council will sponsor the “5th Annual Run Against Rage 5K” to be held May 19 in Harlan. “Walk Against Rage 5K” and “Fastest Kid in Town” will also be included. The “Fastest Kid in Town” will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of Harlan High School on Central Street in downtown Harlan. There will be an awards ceremony, T-shirts, door prizes refreshments and much more.
The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Registration forms are available online at hcdvc.org or email Sheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available on run day from 7-8 a.m.
For more information about the “Fastest Kid in Town,” contact Sheryl Caudel at 606/392-1129 or Julie Jackson at email@example.com.
HOFNOD event scheduled May 19
Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) will be held May 19 at Martins Fork Lake, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Quilting club meeting planned May 22
The Nifty Needles Quilting Club will meet on May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Depot. This month’s project will be a presentation on “Creating Borders.” Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
For more information, call 573-4464.
Annual community reunion set May 26
The Elcomb, Teetersville and Lower Elcomb Community Reunion will be held May 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlan National Guard Armory.
Bring a covered dish. Donations are accepted. Entertainment is not provided.
For more information, contact Shirley Allen Smith at 573-6304 or 3861 West Highway 72, Harlan.