To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: email@example.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.
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.
Yellow Creek School Center will have a special called SBDM MEETING at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 20.
Lone Jack School Center’s OPEN HOUSE will be from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 21. There will be a hot dog dinner and school supplies will be given away. Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the teachers
The University of Pikeville’s OPEN REGISTRATION will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22. Scholarships are still available. For more information, call 606-218-5251.
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.
FRIDAY; SEPT. 6
The Kentucky State Police PATRIOT DAY 5K Run/Walk to honor the lives lost on 9/11 will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Corbin High School. Registration through Aug. 22 is $20, 18 and under, $10. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 ($15, under 18). 5K T-shirts for all participants (size not guaranteed if you don’t pre-register). Awards for the male and female overall as well as first, second and third place in each age division. Door prizes will also be given away at the conclusion of the race. All proceeds go to KSP Shop with a Trooper program. Make checks payable to Kentucky State Police. Mail to: Trooper Shane Jacobs, Kentucky State Police Post 10, 3319 South U.S. 421, Harlan, Ky. 40831.
Bill Capshaw, a potterer from Knoxville, will be demonstrating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 24 at Cumberland Crafts, located on the second floor of the visitors center at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. He has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 1999.
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.
David Bullock will have a BOOK SIGNING at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at West Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church in Middlesboro. Bullock served as pastor of West Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church from January 1984 to October 1988. Available books include “Born to Fly: Learning to Soar Like an Eagle Even When You Feel Like a Chicken” and “Unconnected: Discovering That Connection That Will Change Your Life (second book recently released). David invites all his Middlesboro friends to attend.
OPEN HOUSE for freshman and their parents will be from 5-6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Bell County High School. Open House for sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be from 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 25. The Youth Service Center will offer school supplies.
Right Fork School Center will have OPEN HOUSE from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the principal, meet teachers and obtain class schedules. Food and refreshments will be provided.
BELL COUNTY SCHOOLS will begin the 2014-2015 school year on Aug. 26.
A Mine FOREMAN EXAM will be given at 8 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Harlan office of the Division of Mine Safety and Licensing. Make sure to have purchased a drug voucher for $66.25 at the office. You must have photo identification to obtain the voucher. You will then take the drug test at Right Choice Counseling and Drug Testing — the test must be taken before the test date. For more information, contact the instructor at 606-573-1260.
Coal Country Go Tell Crusade BREAKFAST will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30 at Shiloh Church. All youth pastors, leaders are invited.
FAMILY REUNION (Robert and Hattie Arthur Long) will begin at noon on Aug. 30 at Trinity Tabernacle Fellowship Hall in Ewing, Va — bring a covered dish. For more information, call 276-445-4652 or 276-445-4726.
The next SINGING IN THE GAP will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 at 502 Pennylyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap featuring Soldiers of the Cross and Wayne Carpenter. This is a free concert, but donations are appreciated
The Martin’s Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution alongside various DAR chapters, will have a double GRAVE MARKING CEREMONY using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, as well as a wreath laying and graveside ceremony to commemorate their service during the Revolutionary War. Jesse Brock’s service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Old Masonic Cemetery in Wallins followed by Ephraim Osborne’s service at 1 p.m. at Layman Cemetery in Coldiron. Descendants are sought to speak about their ancestors at the ceremony. For more information, contact Donnie Campbell at 276-445-5553, Jerry Phillips at 66-573-9565.
The 19th annual Hatfield/Sutton Reunion will be held Aug. 31, from 10:30 a.m. to dark, at Burkau Park in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Dinner will begin at 1 p.m. If possible, bring a covered dish and a drink for your own family. Also bring lawn chairs and old photos/information to share (a copier will be available). The reunion also includes Snavely, Longworth, Yeary, Cowan, Brooks, Rosenbalm, Blaylock, Maples, Dean and more. For more information, contact Jeanie (Stanifer) (Revelle) Vaughn at 770-943-4974 or 770-826-6309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Evelyn Hatfield Miracle at 423-626-5075.
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.
A beginner QUILTING CLASS will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at First Baptist Church in Middlesboro. The class, which meets on the first and third Thursdays, will cover basic piecing and quilting techniques. No class fee.
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 Sept. 4 and all are welcome to join. Stephanie Tarwater, president of Blount County Beekeepers Association, will present information on how to prepare hives for winter. 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.
SEPT. 5, 27
Hospice of the Bluegrass will present CAMP HOPE (located at Bethel Camp in Clayhole), a free one-day retreat for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27. Space is limited — registration deadline is Sept. 5. For more information or to obtain a registration packet, visit www.hospicebg.org; or contact Jonathan Hubbard (Harlan/Corbin) at 800-371-6112 or Susan Houston (Hazard/Pikeville) at 800-560-1101.
BENEFIT SINGING to help with the funeral expenses of Ralph Gibbons will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 at White Rock Church of God of Mountain Assembly. If you would like to make a donation but are unable to attend, any donation can be mailed to: “Ralph Gibbons burial fund” c/o White Rock Church of God, 146 Thornbird Dr., Ewing, Va. 24248.
Coal Country Go Tell Crusade YOUTH RALLY will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Bell Theater in Pineville featuring a drama by First Priority, Radiant Union Band and speakers for the crusade.
Living Hope Church, located at 347 Shawanee Road in Harrogate, Tenn., will host the CWF MEETING at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. Charlotte Fawver, host of the weekly television show Bringing to Light, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free and open to women in the area of any denomination. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Lisa at 865-293-2738.
Faith Temple Church’s HOMECOMING will begin at 10 a.m on Sept. 14. The church is located at 6374 Hwy. 25 E in Middlesboro.
SEPT. 13, 14
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.
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 email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION all former Cowden’s/M. Fine/Excello employees, the reunion scheduled for Aug. 23 has been postponed due to lack of interest/response. A reunion is now being planned for Oct. 25 at the Middlesboro Community Center. To make it worth the time and money required to plan this reunion, we need to have at least 50 people respond by Sept. 20. If you are interested in attending the reunion, or if you want to help plan it, contact Gary Green at 606-670-4232 as soon as possible.
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A new GRIEFSHARE CLASS began on Aug. 18 and continue through Nov. 10 at New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Highway 63 in Cumberland Gap Tenn., four miles west of Harrogate. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday. Registration is not required. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 423-869-7378; Bob and Nancy Jackson at 423-869-4422; or visit www.griefshare.org.
Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is always looking to add VOLUNTEERS for 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 meets 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 email@example.com.
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.