To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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.
The Middlesboro SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE is now operating from their new location at 10 Tech Park Drive, located at the end of 30th Street, past the Middlesboro Community Center poll and across from SKCTC Middlesboro campus. Hours of operation will remain 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday. The move will not affect online services. You can conduct most SSA business online at www.socialsecurity.gov.
The Middlesboro Middle School SBDM COUNCIL will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the school.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Ministries $5 FILL A BAG SALE will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, 14 and 15 at the Thrift Store, located at 980 Old Bell High Road, off of Hwy. 119 (old Bell County Vocational building). All proceeds go to the Lighthouse Career Training Center to assist at-risk youth and adults with skills to help them succeed in their life plans.
LMU Cross County SUMMER TRAIL SERIES will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 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 email@example.com
The Middlesboro Board of Education will have a WORKING BOARD MEETING at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Middlesboro Board of Education building, 220 North 20th Street.
There will be a SOAR Community Listening Session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan Center, located at 201 Main Street in Harlan. For more information, call 606-437-1527 or visit www.soar-ky.org.
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.
GOSPEL SINGING will be from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Veterans Park (along Hwy. 119) featuring Soldiers of the Cross, Singing Foundations and Lavonda Hensley. Everyone is welcome.
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A new GRIEFSHARE CLASS will begin 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.
The BELL-WHITLEY CAA, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 at Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg.
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.
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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.
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.
BELL COUNTY SCHOOLS will begin the 2014-2015 school year on Aug. 26.
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.
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.
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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 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.