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.

The RIGHTEOUS REVIVAL concert on Jan. 23 at Main Street auditorium in Cumberland has been postponed due to inclement weather. The concert will be rescheduled and all advance tickets sold will be honored.

GIRLS SCOUTS in Harlan County are selling cookies. Cookies are $4 per box including Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Cranberry Citrus Crisps and Thanks-A-Lots. Some troops are offering limited time Trios which are $5 a bag and are gluten free. Along with selling cookies in person, scouts are now selling online through a digital cookie website. For more information, call 606-344-8312.

Donations are sought for a WINTER COAT DRIVE hosted by Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s Therapy Department. Nice, clean coats will be donated to Christ’s Hands — all coats are needed, especially children’s. If you have a coat you would like to donate, you can drop it off at the Activities Office.

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]


Evarts Elementary School will have a special-called SITE BASE Council meeting at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. The only item on the agenda is hiring personnel.

The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Bring your challenge project and one yard of batik fabric. For more information, contact Pat at 606-573-1245.

There will be a JEWELRY WORKSHOP beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. The cost is $12 and those attending will make a cameo necklace and earring set. Registration is required. To register, call 573-4464.

The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Jan. at the Harlan County Extension Depot. For more information, call 606-573-4464.

A certified and trained state service officer will be at the London DAV building (on east 80 behind Valero Truck Stop) from 9 a.m. to noon or longer on Jan. 26 to ASSIST ALL VETERANS and their dependents with VA claims free of charge. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308. If no answer, leave a brief message.


Registration for the 2016 Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club BASKETBALL LEAGUE from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays Jan. 18-29 at the club, located in the Fairview section of Harlan. Ages 3 through 10 are invited to participate (children cannot turn 11 before April 2). Registration is $15. All non-members age 6 and up must also pay a $25 membership fee. All participants will receive a T-shirt and trophy. Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons beginning Feb. 13 at the Rosspoint gym. For more information, contact the club at 606-573-0960.


Cumberland Central Baptist Church will have DEACON ORDINATION during morning worship on Jan. 31, conducted by men of the church. The Lord’s Supper will be held during the evening service beginning at 6 p.m.

FEB. 1

The Harlan County SPELLING BEE has been rescheduled for Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Harlan County School auditorium. Contestants from Harlan County Schools, Harlan Independent and Harlan County Christian will compete, with the champion advancing to the state spelling bee in Louisville. Students must sign in by 5:45 p.m. Winners will receive cash prizes and trophies. This event is sponsored by the Bank of Harlan and Harlan County Farm Bureau. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County community education director at 606-573-4330 ext. 2061 or [email protected]

The Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Feb. 1 on the Harlan campus.

FEB. 6

The Harlan County BASS ANGLERS will have their pre-season tournament beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Dairy Queen. Club officers will be elected, tournament rules will be established, the tournament schedule will be approved and new members will be accepted for the 2016 season. Anyone that enjoys highly competitive bass fishing with anglers that love the sport is invited to attend the meeting, submit your name to a member, or submit your name on their Facebook page to become a new member.

Cumberland Central Baptist Church will have a BREAKFAST, prepared by men of the church, beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6. All are welcome to attend.

FEB. 11

The Harlan Elementary School SBDM Council has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.

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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).

The Harlan County band program is hosting an INSTRUMENT DRIVE. If you have instruments in your closet, garage or know someone who is looking to donate instruments, consider putting your instrument in the hands of a student who can use it today. You can drop your instrument off in the office at any Harlan County school or contact one of the band directors at 606-574-2020 ext. 3550 to make arrangement for pickup. If directors are in class, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Harlan County Humane Society will have BINGO SESSIONS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the old Totz Bingo Hall. Proceeds benefiting the humane society.

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.

AWANA meetings at Yocum Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition in Evarts, are held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays — with classes for K-4 through high school. Participants can earn T-shirts and prizes. There will be games, Bible lessons, food, fun and more. For bus pick up, call 606-837-3170 or 606-837-8214.

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 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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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