What’s Goin’ On

To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: [email protected]; 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 will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.


JULY 27, 28

There will be a SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC on July 27 and 28. Registration will be held at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters), at noon on July 16. Grants are available from the Harlan County Animal Shelter.


There will be a BENEFIT concert, Help Tyler Kick Cancer, beginning at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the Middlesboro city parking lot for Tyler Nelson, of Speedwell, Tennessee, who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. There will be food and live music featuring Chenoa Partin, Corey Evans, Malachi and Wake Up Sunday.


Sunshine Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly July 17-21. For more information or transportation, contact Teana Burns at 606-273-8884 or 606-573-1946.

Camp Blanton DAY CAMP, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, will be held July 18-21. Activities include swimming, boating, hiking, archery, lifesaving skills, arts and crafts and more. The fee is $35, lunch and T-shirt provided. Camperships are available. Registration is from 2-5 p.m. on July 17 (limited to 50 campers per week). For more information, call 606-573-6811 or 606-521-4872.


The New Harlan Patriots fifth- and sixth-grade grade team will have their FIRST PRACTICE from 5-7 p.m. on July 18 at Patriot field. Bring a copy of your physical.

JULY 18-21

Harvest Worship Center will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Prepare for Lift-Off, from 6-8 p.m. nightly July 18-21 featuring a 25-foot banana split.

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of July 18 includes:

Monday — Kidz Kampus, Rita’s Day Care, Gray’s Knob Head Start and Verda Head Start.

Tuesday — Harlan Health &Rehabilitation Center, Barney’s Grocery, Mary Alice, Teetersville and The Laurels.

Wednesday — Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork, Wallins and Loyall.

Thursday — Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.

Friday — No run.

JULY 18-22

Cumberland Pentecostal Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, The Conquerors, from 5-8 p.m. July 18-22 for ages 3 and up. For more information or transportation, call 606-273-8713 or 606-273-2599.

Mary Helen United Methodist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Catch the Wave of God’s Love, from 6-8:30 p.m. July 18-22 for preschool through eighth grades. A van will pick up children in the Lenarue, Cawood and Cranks areas.


Harlan ARH Hospital will host a JOB FAIR for Registered Nurses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 20 in the One West Conference Room. Information on locally available RN jobs and incentives for both full- and part-time positions will be available. Eva “Dee” Hughes, RN, community chief nursing officer at Harlan ARH, invites all RNs interested to attend.

JULY 20, 27

CANDY BOUQUETS will be taught at 10 a.m. on July 27 at the Extension Depot. These make great gifts or centerpieces and can be customized for any occasion. The class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by July 20. To register, call 606-573-4464.

JULY 21, 22

The Harlan ARH Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a UNIFORM & SHOE SHOW from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 21 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 22 at Harlan ARH Hospital featuring McFarland on Main Shoes & Scrubs of Morristown, Tennessee (cash, check, charge).

JULY 22, 29;

AUG. 5, 12, 19

Summer Nights LINE DANCING at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12; and from 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 on the lodge basketball court. Learn basic line dancing steps and dance to some of your favorite tunes. The instructor-led class, held with the Broken Spur Dance Club, is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. the day of the class. As this is an outdoor location, classes are weather permitting. For more information, contact [email protected]


The Harlan County PEE WEE Football and Cheerleading League will conduct sign-ups for the 2016 season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 23 at Huff Park in Harlan. Sign-ups will be limited, so register on this day if possible. Football players are third- and fourth-grade students only. Cheerleading is for K4- through fourth-grade. Football players must have an up-to-date sports physical before participating. There is a $40 participation fee payable at sign-up. Funds help cover the costs of equipment and uniforms. League officials stress the purpose of the pee wee league is to teach fundamentals and not focus on competition. For more information, contact Phillip Dozier at 606-273-5603.

The James A. Cawood High School all 1980s REUNION will be held from 2-10 p.m. on July 23. There will be a potluck dinner with many fun activities. For more information, contact Tammala King at 217-979-2269 or 606-505-9606.


Putting Prayers to Action Missionary will host a BACK TO SCHOOL event from 3-5 p.m. on July 25 at Martins Fork Lake (large pavilion). There will be face painting, puppets, singing, crafts and grilled hot dogs for families. All children must be present to receive school supplies, a new outfit and shoes. Families will also receive a food bag and personal hygiene items.

The CARD OF THE MONTH for July will begin at 3 p.m. on July 25 at the Extension Depot. Several cards will be made. The class is free. To register, call 606-573-4464.

JULY 29-31

Morning Star Church, located at the Harlan Center, will host Vacation Bible School, Let’s Dive into God’s Word Under the Sea, from 5-8 p.m. July 29-31. There will be crafts, food, prizes and games. For more information, call 606-573-7148.


The Miniard FAMILY REUNION will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the Laurel House. Meat and drinks will be provided — bring a vegetable or dessert. For more information, contact Mildred Howard a 606-273-4429.

AUG. 4-6

The 52nd annual Harlan County Shriners Horse Show and Fair will be held Aug. 4-6 at Shriners Fairgrounds at Putney. The fair begins Aug. 4, and the horse show will be held Aug. 5-6 beginning at 6 p.m.


The First Baptist Church of Loyall is hosting a free SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM, from noon to 12:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) through Aug. 5. All meals are free and are sponsored by the Harlan County Community Action Agency. Children up to 18 years of age are welcome to attend. For more information, call 606-573-2710.

AUG. 6

The Middlesboro WING FLING Festival will be held on Aug. 6 in downtown Middlesboro featuring wing samples from local restaurants/competitors and live music. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Stephen at 606-242-8785, email [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/wingflingmboro.

AUG. 8

A Harlan County-wide PRAYER SERVICE for Revival Monday will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Harlan County High School auditorium, sponsored by Harlan County First Priority Clubs.

SEPT. 10

The Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association will host a GRAND OPENING on Sept. 10. Vendors are asked to set up by 11 a.m., and the event will run until 5 p.m. The Cumberland Gap Artist Co-Op will be set up at Festival Park, and LMU’s Center of the Arts will be open during the event.

SEPT. 17

The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival 2016 Quilt Block Contest has been announced. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, hand pieced blocks and machine pieced blocks — $30 for first place and $20 for second place. Each first place winner will also receive a gift certificate from a local fabric store. Entries may be brought or mailed to the Bell County Public Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965 no later than Sept. 17. For additional information or clarification, contact Sally C. Smith at 606 269-2655.

SEPT. 20-24

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is SEARCHING for anyone that served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For more information about the association and the 95th annual reunion in Springfield, Missouri Sept. 20-24, contact Bob Haynes, secretary/treasurer, at [email protected]; or 224-225-1202 or visit www.2ida.org.

SEPT. 23-24

The 40th annual Great American DULCIMER CONVENTION will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park Sept. 23 and 24 featuring free learning workshops during the day on Saturday and must-see evening concert on Friday and Saturday. The Frontier Night Buffet will also be held on Saturday at the Mountain View Restaurant with buffalo and elk entrees. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 606-337-3066.

OCT. 30

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to U.S. Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Oct. 30. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington. Co-sponsors with the league are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.

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Harlan County Community Action Agency is sponsoring a SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Program. The program was established to ensure low income children continue to receive meals when school is not in session. Children 18 and under can receive meals through the S.F.S.P. CAA is sponsoring various sites, which are the actual locations where meals are served and children eat in a supervised setting. For more information, contact Mistie Sanders at Harlan County Community Action Agency at 606-573-5335 ext. 233.

SHEPHERD’S PANTRY, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all earned and unearned income for every member of the household and their Social Security card as well as your utility bill with 911 address.

The American RED CROSS is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in the Lake Cumberland service area which includes Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning. Volunteers may apply online by visiting http://www.redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or [email protected]

Ann’s Food Pantry, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in NEED OF DONATIONS for non-perishable food items. Monetary donations are also being accepted to provide foods such as meat, milk, bread, etc. For more information, contact the church at 606-573-1464; Kyle Burnett at 606-573-3866; or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

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.

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.

Free saliva-based drug testing kits are provided and sponsored through UNITE and Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO). Give Me a Reason (GMAR) is designed for parents/guardians to use to talk with their children and randomly test them, which gives them a reason to say no when tempted or offered drugs. Kits can be obtained at 44 different distribution points (DP) throughout the Tri-State area and at the SIGCO office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. For more information, contact the SIGCO office at 423-300-1302. To pick up a kit, stop by on Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Join prayer at the SIGCO office from 5-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

GED classes are being offered to anyone 19 years or older. Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills and study to receive your GED. Follow your children by improving your education free of charge. For more information, contact the following locations: Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044, Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305 or Lighthouse Mission at 606-337-1069.

VOLUNTEERS and friendly visitors are needed for the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to enrich the lives of seniors in their long-term care facilities. If you currently visit with someone or would like to become more involved and educated on resident’s rights, elder abuse and long-term care for seniors, contact Arlene Gibson, district ombudsman with Cumberland Valley ADD, at 606-864-7391 ext. 119.

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.

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 get them the help they need. For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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