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To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145 or 606-573-4510, ext. 1164.


Little Creek Missionary Baptist Church will have a REVIVAL through Aug. 10. Sunday evening services will begin at 6 p.m. and weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with dinner to follow. Everyone welcome.


BEE FRIENDS, a group of local beekeepers of all ages and levels of experience, meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Tazewell Campus of Walters State University in the auditorium. The next meeting is on Aug. 7 and all are welcome to join. Group member, Diana, will speak on how to use the by-products of beekeeping — wax and honey — to make lotions, soaps and candles. There will be a yellow banner at the door from the parking lot. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call 865-617-9013.


An MET RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 7 and Aug. 11 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.


LMU Cross County SUMMER TRAIL SERIES will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 14 at the LMU campus, Democrat Hollow (located at 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway in Harrogate, Tenn. The price is $6 per race or $15 for all three races. Series T-shirts for all runners and walkers. Awards and door prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration forms are located the LMU cross country web page. Day of race registration is available at LMU. For more information, contact Jeremy Donahue at jkaine422@gmail.com


Church of the First Born will have nightly services beginning Aug. 8 leading into the annual HOMECOMING on Aug. 10. Services will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10. Rev. James O. Barnett, pastor, and the congregation invite everyone to attend.

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road west of Rose Hill, Va., will have a FISH & CHICKEN DINNER on Aug. 8 from 4-8 p.m. Menu will be catfish or chicken tenders, fries, baked beans, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drinks. The cost is $8; 12 and under, $6. Carry out available. Proceeds will go the the Lodge’s Scholarship and Benevolence Fund.


Pine Mountain State Resort Park will celebrate 90 YEARS beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9 in the CV Whitney Convention Center. The cost is $25 per person and includes dinner, music, a special film presentation by Appalshop and cake. For dinner reservations, call 800-325-1712.

Victory Road Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 66 at Arjay, will host a SINGING beginning at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 featuring Brian Burchfield, of Surgionsville, Tenn. Refreshments will follow the singing.

Tiprell Community Full Gospel Church, Pastor Johnny Parks, will host a Building FUND SINGING for the church along with refreshments at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9.


Indian Creek Baptist Church’s regular MONTHLY SINGING will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 featuring The Relatives, of Middlesboro, and others. Everyone is welcome.

AUG. 11

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188 A.F. & A.M., located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill, Va., will have their STATED COMMUNICATION on Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. All members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.

The Middlesboro LITTLE THEATRE will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Shades Cafe in Middlesboro. We will be discussing the Evening of One Acts in September and the fall production in October

The regular scheduled meetings of the Bell County High School SBDM COUNCIL for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows: Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month in the school conference room, located in Pineville, at 5 p.m.

AUG. 12

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet on Aug. 12 at Golden Corral in London. Meal time is noon with the meeting to follow. Tentative guest speaker is State Sen. Albert Robinson. All current KERS, CERS and SPRS retirees are welcome to attend.

AUG. 12, 13

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan. The meetings are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the SKCTC Middlesboro campus, room 340; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13 at the Hazard Community & Technical College First Federal Center, room 123A. People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Michelle Shane at 502-564-5937. RSVP is requested for attendees.

AUG. 15

Esther Mason will present the FRUGAL FRIDAY SERIES, featuring old time skills with a modern twist, at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. Embark on a green and sustainable journey that will enrich the earth and your pockets. “Canning Your Produce” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Programs are free by registering at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. For more information, call 606-337-3422.

AUG. 20

Medic Regional Blood Center will have a BLOOD DRIVE from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Food City in Middlesboro on the Bloodmobile.

AUG. 22

Page FRYSC, Title I and school staff will sponsor READI-FEST at Page School Center from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 22. There will be free refreshments, free haircuts and free school supplies. Classroom schedules will be available. The following agencies will distribute literature on assistance programs: Bell-Whitley CAA, Bell County Extension, Bell County Librarian and the Bell County Health Department. For more information, contact Norma Saylor at 606-337-6317.

AUG. 23

There will be a KMART REUNION for all former employees at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Middlesboro Community Center. Bring a covered dish and soft drinks for your family and don’t forget your cameras.

Descendants of Hugh Parker Browning REUNION at Sugar Run Park will be Aug. 23 — all day. For more information, call Ronald Browning at 606-337-6598.

ATTENTION all former Cowden’s and M. Fine employees, a REUNION is being planned with a tentative date of Aug. 23. If you are interested in participating or if you would like to help with the planning, contact Gary Green at 606-670-4232.

AUG. 26

BELL COUNTY SCHOOLS will begin the 2014-2015 school year on Aug. 26.


GED CLASSES will begin Sept. 2 at the Middlesboro Learning Center (606-248-4000), Pineville Learning Center (606-337-3044) and SKCTC Middlesboro campus (606-248-3175). For information on free vouchers, call 606-248-3175.

SEPT. 16-20

The Second (Indian Head) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202.

OCT. 25

The 3R Reading ‘Riting ‘Rithmetic ZOMBIE 5K Run and Walk, hosted by the Bell County Council on Literacy, will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the SKCTC Middlesboro campus faculty parking lot. Pre-registration is $25, individually; $20, per person group rate; and $30, day of race. Registration is from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on race day. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt. Pre-registration ends one week prior to the run. The awards ceremony will immediately follow the race. Proceeds will be used to pay for GED test fees for students. For more information, contact Barry Cowan at 606-246-0852; Sue Carey at the Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000; or bcclit@bellsouth.net.

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The Lee County Extension Office is coordinating educational exhibits for the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event that will be held at the Lee County Airport on Sept. 13 and 14. Any agency/organization that would like to set up a booth for one or both days of this event should contact the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522 to receive the exhibitor application or more information.

Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is always looking to add VOLUNTEERS to activity programs. If you enjoy spending time with the elderly or helping those with special needs, there is a spot for you. Volunteers are a big part of the lives of residents. Church groups, youth groups or individuals are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Activity Director Angie Horton at 606-337-7071.

The Wise County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Norton United Methodist Church, located at 8th and Virginia Avenue in Norton, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.

The Lee County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Lee County Behavioral Healthcare, 34084 West Wilderness Road, Jonesville, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.

CETUSA is looking for families who would enjoy hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. CETUSA has many great students who are very excited about coming and being a part of your family. For more information, contact local coordinator Angela Boggs at 606-273-0035 or aboggs@harlanonline.net.

A military SUPPORT GROUP for all active, separated or any former military men or women meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday of the month at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street. If you face financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse or other problems, this is for you.

GED CLASSES will be held each Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, 980 Old Bell High Road - the old Bell County vocational building. The instructor will be on site to assist students with classes. There is limited space available. To register, contact Sharon Teaney @ 606-337-3165.

JACK SMITH will be at the National Guard Armory in Middlesboro the second Wednesday of each month to help veterans file claims.

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.

LIGHTHOUSE LIFELINE OF BELL COUNTY support group sessions will be held each Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments/services and support group sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group sessions will be from 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, 980 Old Bell High Road, off of U.S. 119. Sessions are free and workbooks are optional. Everyone is welcome. Sessions include: Insight, identifying life-controlling issues — nine weeks; stepping into freedom, 12 Steps — 13 weeks; and anger management — nine weeks. For more information, call 606-337-3165 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at the Living Clean Group Wallsend Community Room in Pineville. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on Mondays; at noon on Wednesdays, closed for addicts only; and at 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 606-499-0238 or 606-302-6972.

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