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.


Rushing Wind Ministries will host the 2016 YOUTH RETREAT Feb. 27 at Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland. There is no registration fee. Morning worship begins at 10 a.m., and night services begin at 7 p.m. The junior speaker is Sis. Colleen Fouts; senior speaker, Evangelist Anthony Noe; and night speaker, Pastor Tim Fouts. For more information, contact Rev. Freddie Terry at 606-634-4663.

The Future Farmers of America will have a CHICK RACE from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Tractor Supply in Harlan. Come out to support the FFA and pick your chick to win the race. There will also be hot dogs and baked goods. For more information, call 606-573-2650.

The MISS SOUTHEAST PAGEANT, a night of splendor, entertainment, pageantry and beauty, will begin at 6:30 on Feb. 27 at Bell County High School in Pineville.


Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will presentSUPER SUNDAY on Feb. 28 at the Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Lynch. The program will begin at 11 a.m. with a morning service followed by dinner and a college fair at 1:30 p.m. 2016 Super Sunday Hall of Fame recipient Mitchell Earl Brown will be honored during the program and is the guest speaker at the morning service. Admission is free to all events. For more information, contact Carolyn Sundy, SKCTC vice president for the Diversity and Inclusion Program, at [email protected] or 606-589-3052.

The APPALACHIAN HORSE CENTER will have the rescheduled Knott County Community information session at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Knott County Extension Office, located at 149 Parks Branch Road in Hindman. All residents from all counties are invited to attend. Snacks will be served. The Appalachian Horse Center, a planned facility based on mountain horses which will provide tourism, equine therapy, education and workforce training, will be presented. For more information, contact Ginny Grulke at 859-940-4672 or [email protected]

FEB. 29

The James A. Cawood Elementary School SITE BASE will have a special-called meeting at 3 p.m. on Feb. 29.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Feb. 29 includes:

Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks, Cawood, Little Creek and Holiday Apartments.

Tuesday — Green Hills Elementary School, senior center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School (Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon) 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.

March 1, 5

Harlan LITTLE LEAGUE sign-ups will be held at Huff Park on the following dates: March 1 from 5-8 p.m.; and final sign-ups on March 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per player and participants need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. You can also go to www.eteamz.com/harlanlittleleague anytime until March 5 to sign up and receive a $5 discount. A baseball/softball camp will also be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 5. The cost is $10 per player, and each participant will receive a free meal. Tryouts will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on March 5. League ages include: Major, 10- to 12-year-old boys; minor, 7- to 9-year-old boys; softball, 7- to 12-year-old girls; tee ball, 5- to 6-year-olds; and wee ball 2- to 4-year-olds.

MARCH 2, 3

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a SOUP BEAN SUPPER at 6 p.m. on March 3 in the Laurel House. Dinners are $5 per person (no charge children under 5) and include soup “pinto” beans, sauerkraut with wieners, salmon patties, cornbread, drink and dessert. Make reservations by calling 606-558-3571 or email [email protected] Deadline for reservations is 10 a.m. on March 2. A Community Advisory Meeting will follow the meal and everyone is welcome to participate.


The Tri City Heritage Development Corporation BOARD MEETING will begin at 11 a.m. on March 2 at the Tri-City Senior Citizen building.


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 Kentucky Blood Center will have a BLOOD DRIVE from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Harlan Center in the meeting rooms. A “My blood type is Wildcat blue” T-shirt will be offered to donors. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Program will meet at 6 p.m. on March 8 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church, located next to the old Evarts High School. The speaker will be the Harlan County animal control officer. If county schools are not in session due to inclement weather, the meet will be canceled. For more information, visit www.evartsneighborhoodwatch.org or call Pastor Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3228, David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.

MARCH 3, 24; APRIL 21

Upcoming SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM pre-admission conferences at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College include: March 3 at 2 p.m. on the Cumberland campus in Newman 102; March 24 at 4 p.m. on the Middlesboro campus in the grill area; and April 21 at 2 p.m. on the Middlesboro campus in the grill area.


Tri-State Expos will present the fourth annual SPRING EXPO from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5 at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street, with over 40 vendors including handmade knives, leather goods, jewelry, blankets, wax melts, candles, soaps, wreaths, potholders and signs along with hair bows, personalized items, Origami Owl, Thirty-One, Plunder Jewelry, Rodan+Fields, Norwex, Pink Zebra, It Works, Scentsy, AdvoCare, Mary Kay, Clover Container, Initial Outfitters, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Nerium A.D., Thrive, Young Living Oils, Tupperware, Vintage Jewelry, Vinyl Stitch, Avon and more. There will also be delicious food including barbecue, popcorn and sweets, and lots of door prizes. All items will be sold by local vendors. Donations in support of the Relay for Life in Bell County will be taken at the door. Relay for Life will also have a raffle. Tri-State Expos is sponsored by Brian O’Brien and The Big One 106.3 and Chad Shannon for State Representative. For more information, call 865-585-2604.

REPUBLICAN VOTERS in Kentucky will caucus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5 to determine the party’s choice in the presidential race. All eligible Republican voters in Harlan County are urged to participate. Although Harlan County does not have a caucus location, you can travel to the Richard M. Nixon Center, located at 150 Wendover Road in Hyden. For a complete list of procedural details and more information, visit rpk.org/caucus.


The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet March 8 at Golden Corral restaurant in London, next to Walmart. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Larry Totton legislative liaison for KPR. He will lead a discussion on current legislation before the General Assembly which could affect the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Any retiree (and their spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079.


Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 10-11:30 a.m. on March 9 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts. You must be present and bring your utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard. Areas served: Putney to Partridge and the Virginia line to Pine Mountain Settlement School.


The American Cancer Society will host a FREE WORKSHOP, “Look Good Feel Better,” at 2 p.m. on March 10 at Harlan ARH Hospital in the One West Conference Room. The session will help provide help to cope with physical side effects of cancer. Reservations are required. RSVP to Kristy at [email protected] Workshops are open to female cancer patients that have not attended a session.


The Harlan County Church of God District FELLOWSHIP MEETING will begin at 7 p.m. on March 14 at host church, Dressen Church of God. The speaker will be Andrew Williams. A children’s church will be available. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 606-837-3049.


The Harlan County Conservation District is taking applications for the J. Clark Metcalfe MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior pursing a course of study in some type of natural resources field. Applications have been sent to area high school guidance counselors and are also available from the conservation district office by calling 606-573-2838 or by stopping by the office, located at 106 South Cumberland Avenue in Harlan. Applications must be received in the conservation district office by April 1.


APPLICATIONS will be accepted for Robert E. Frazier Tri City Area Charitable Foundation grants until April 30. Applications are available at www.robertefraziertricityareacharitablegrantfoundationllc.com or at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, contact Bobbie 606-524-4964.

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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]

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 5-6 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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