Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: [email protected]; 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 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 For more details, call 606-909-4145.

Registration for The FIRST TEE Pine Mountain summer programming at Wasioto Winds has begun. For more information, call 606-337-1066 or email [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]



In honor of ADOPT-A-SHELTER CAT MONTH (designated by the Humane Society of the U.S.), Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter (FOS) will pay half the adoption fee for the first 30 cats or kittens adopted from the Bell County Animal Shelter during June. That means if you are one of the first 30 people to adopt a cat or kitten you will pay $35 instead of the usual $70 fee.

Bell-Whitley/Middlesboro Independent Preschool HEAD START will register 3- and 4 year-olds for the 2015-2016 school year every Wednesday throughout June at East End, located at 502 Ashbury Avenue, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Jolene or Abbie at 606-337-3044.


Gap Creek Baptist Church youth will have a YARD SALE and car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6

Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter will be participating in the annual 25E YARD SALE from Covington to North Carolina. A multi-family yard sale will be set up at the Brownstone in Middlesboro on June 6.

The first annual Christ Avengers Fighting for Veterans, a BENEFIT GOSPEL SINGING, will be held from 2:30-8 p.m. on June 6 at Veterans Park on U.S. Hwy. 119 in Pineville. There will be a host of gospel bands performing, corn hole tournament, a veterans relay walk, door prizes, face painting ($1), bake sale, hot dog sale ($5 includes hot dog, chips and drink), chili dinners ($5 includes chili, crackers and drink). Every veteran in attendance will receive a free dinner. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact George at 670-7715, Sherry at 670-5076, Howard at 248-8528 or Sharon at 337-7677.

Living Hope Church, located at 347 Shawnee Road in Harrogate, Tenn., will have a YARD SALE from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6. Proceeds will go toward their kitchen facilities renovation.



Indian Creek Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey off the Map, June 7-12 from 7-8:45 p.m. Kickoff will begin at 3 p.m. on June 6 with inflatables, food and games.


There will be a MEMORIAL SERVICE at Cubbage Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m. on June 7. Everyone welcome.



First Baptist Church of Harrogate will host “Journey Off the Map” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 7-11 for K-4- through 12th-grade and adults.

JUNE 8-12

Every Hero Has a Story, a week-long program, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 8-12 at the HARROGATE BOOKSTATION, located at 310 Bristol Road in Harrogate, Tenn., for ages 3-12. You must complete the program to receive a certificate. Arrive early to register.


The Nutrition Education Program at the Bell County Cooperative Extension Office will offer a 12-week program, A SUMMER FILLED WITH SALADS, at 1 p.m. on June 8. Information on food preparation and healthy tips for the kitchen will be available. Participants will receive samples of recipes at each session and door prizes will be given away. Seating is limited. To register, contact the Extension Office at 606-337-2376.

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, A.F. & A.M., located on Dr. Thomas Walker Rd, one mile west of Rose Hill, Va., will have their regular STATED COMMUNICATION on June 8. Meal is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.

MONDAYS R MURDER Book Club for mystery lovers will meet at 10 a.m. on May 18 at the Middlesborough-Bell County Public Library. June’s book is “Casino Royale” by Ian Fleming (book and movie). If you are interested in joining, call 606-248-4812.

An underground RETRAINING CLASS will begin at 8 a.m. on June 8 at the Division of Mine Safety, 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan.

JUNE 9, 11

The Bell County Animal Clinic will be conducting RABIES CLINICS. The schedule includes: June 9 — Old Yellow Creek Church, 6:15-6:45 p.m.; Yellow Creek School, 6:50-7:05 p.m.; and Covenant United Methodist Church, 7:P15-7:35 p.m. June 11 — Newtown Baptist Church, 6:30-6:40 p.m.; and Pineville city hall, 6:45-7:15 p.m. Prices: Distemper/parvo/hepatitis/lepto, $15; distemper/parvo/adenovirus, $15; feline distemper, $15; feline leukemia, $20; rabies (feline or canine), $10; all vaccinations for one dog, $25; all vaccinations for one cat (distemper/feline leukemia/RV), $45; and vaccination for cat FVRCP/RV, $25. Puppies and kittens under 12 weeks will not be given rabies vaccinations.


The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet June 9 at Golden Corral (next to Walmart) in London. Mealtime begins at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. Nomination and election of new chapter officers for the next year will take place. Any retiree receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at



Stand in the Gap Coalition is sponsoring free saliva-based drug test kits designed to be provided to parents and guardians to keep and use for their children as they feel necessary. Give Me A Reason, gives individuals a reason to say no to drugs when tempted by peer pressure or whatever the circumstance be. Complete information and instructions are included in each kit. Kits can be obtained at the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and in at least 44 different distribution points in the Tri-State area. For more information and locations of the DP’s, call 423-300-1302 or 423-494-1849.


Bell County School’s SUMMER FOOD Service Program will operate from June 15-July 17. A mandatory meeting for participants will begin at 9 a.m. on June 10 in the training room of the Bell County Board of Education’s Central Office, located at 211 Virginia Avenue in Pineville. A representative from your organization must be present at the meeting to qualify as a site. For more information, contact Tina Tipton or Regina Collett at 606-337-7051.

SENIORS DAY at the Tennessee Smokies, located at 3540 Line Drive in Kodak, Tenn., will begin at noon on June 10 with a portion of ticket proceeds benefiting senior programming in Harrogate, Tenn. For more information including ticket prices, contact Donna Williams at the Harrogate Senior Center at [email protected] or 423-869-8080 ext. 1.

JUNE 11-14

HOMECOMING at Trinity Pentecostal Lighthouse, located on Hwy. 119, will be June 11-14. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday-Friday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday with dinner following. Speakers include: Rev. David Rice, June 11 and 12; Rev. David Howard, June 13; and Rev. David Gibbons, June 14. Pastor Darrell Lowe welcomes everyone.


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

JUNE 12-14

Bethel Baptist Church, located at 520 Tennessee Avenue in Pineville, will have REVIVAL services beginning at 7 p.m. nightly June 12-13 and at 6 p.m. on June 14 with speaker, Overseer Farris Long, of Knoxville, Tenn.



During May and June, Middlesboro Elks Lodge will sponsor an INDOOR FLEA MARKET from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in the community room of their lodge, located on Hwy. 441 about a quarter mile behind Walmart. Proceeds to help fund their charitable activities.


First Born Ministries will sponsor BREAKING FREE, a three on three basketball tournament at Lincoln Park, located on Asbury Avenue in Middlesboro across from East End Elementary School, at 4 p.m. on June 13. Teams will be sponsored by local businesses. Games will be held for children at the softball field. The cost is $1 for children and free for adults. Barbecue plates and food will be served. A revival will be held after the game. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will help someone “break free from the chains of addiction.


Indian Creek Baptist Church’s regular MONTHLY SINGING will begin at 6 p.m. on June 14 featuring Sarah and Brenda Jones, of Tazewell, Tenn., and other. Pastor Steve Moyers welcomes everyone.

JUNE 14-19

Trinity Baptist Church, located on South 30th Street, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 14-18. Classes for kindergarten- through adult. Family night is June 19. Rev. Keith Medley welcomes everyone. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. each evening. For transportation, contact Danny Griffin at 606-248-0995, Bill Bothof at 606-248-4694 or Jack Camparoni at 606-269-7690.


A surface initial class will begin at 8 a.m. on June 15 at the Division of Mine Safety, 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.

JUNE 15-19

Winchester Avenue Church of God, located at 2015 Winchester Avenue in Middlesboro, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 5:30-8 p.m. June 15-19. For more information, call 606-548-0300.


The Nutrition Education Program at the Bell County Cooperative Extension Office will offer TASTE OF THE MONTH beginning June 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pineville-Bell County Public Library. Receive information on food safety and other healthy tips for the kitchen. Participants will receive samples of recipes at each session and door prizes will be given away. Seating is limited. To register, contact the Extension Office at 337-2376.

JUNE 18-AUG. 10

The Lee County Extension Office will conduct a MASTER GARDENER COURSE from June 18 to Aug. 10 with classes tentatively scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Extension Office. The course will include 50 hours of classroom and hands-on training on horticultural-related topics. Sessions will be recorded for participants to be able to make up sessions with prior approval. The cost of the course is $125, which includes the Virginia Master Gardener Handbook and materials. To achieve Master Gardner status, participants will need to complete 50 hours of volunteer service, in addition to the 50 hours of classroom. Once achieving Master Gardener status, those wishing to maintain the active status will need to complete eight hours of educational training and 20 hours of volunteer service each year thereafter. For more information, contact Amy Gail Fannon in the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522 or [email protected] The office is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Physician Assistant Program class of 2016 at LMU-DCOM will present the Light the Night 5K RACE on June 19. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. and the race begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Harrogate City Park, located at 150 TN-63, Harrogate, Tenn. All proceeds from the race benefit go to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, which will benefit Food for Kids. Registration for adults is $40; youth 18 and under is $25. Registration fee includes entry into the race with chip timing, a Light the Night 5K T-shirt and two glow bracelets and necklaces. To register or for more information, visit

The Board of Directors of Kentucky Mountain Housing Development Corp., Inc. (KMHDC) will meet at 1 p.m. on June 19 at the office, located at 3258 Hwy. 421 South in McKee.

JUNE 20; JULY 18;

AUG. 15; SEPT. 19

The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia will offer READY! for Kindergarten session during Super Saturdays at the Middlesboro Mall. Parent sessions are from 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-5 and from 12:30-2 p.m. for ages 3-4. Session dates include: June 20, session two (winter); July 18, session three (spring); Aug. 15, session two (winter); and Sept. 19, session three (spring). Sessions target children who have not yet started kindergarten with free childcare for ages 3-8. Bring your READY! for Kindergarten notebook if you have one. First time participants need to arrive 30 minutes before the first session to receive their notebook as part of a parent orientation.

JUNE 21-26

Northside Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 21-26. For more information, contact Gerald Branham at 606-269-9084


MHS Alumni and Friends will meet at 6 p.m. on June 22 in the Middlesboro Middle School library. All alumni and friends of Middlesboro schools are welcome.

Tri-State Trails COMMITTEE MEETING will begin at 5 p.m. on June 22 at Wilderness Road State Park in Lee County, Va. The focus will be to highlight specific potential trail connections within the four county region, and the upcoming RTCA application due in August. An interactive map will be used to help showcase possibilities. All are encouraged to attend.


Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church will have VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey Off the Map, beginning at 7 p.m. June 29 through July 3.


Union Grade School of Garmeda will have a REUNION on July 18 at the Middlesboro Community Center. For more information, call 423-489-7697 or 423-626-5146.

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Help out FRIENDS OF THE BELL COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER for free by using your Kroger Plus card. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards at Use the community tab at the top of the web page and select Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter as your charity (number is 10858). Every time you use your card to shop, Kroger will make a donation to this worthwhile cause. In August, you must select your charity again.

Lifeline of Bell County is sponsoring a SUPPORT GROUP (with highly trained adults) for children of addicted parents (ages 10 and up) available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Lighthouse Training Center, located at the old Bell County vocational building in Pineville. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to join the adult support groups. The parent/guardian must remain on the property during group. This safe place to share and grow will have activities, snacks, fun and how to cope with home/school when things are tough. For more information, contact Sharon Teaney at 606-269-2187.

The Middlesboro Learning Center is seeking VOLUNTEER TUTORS to work with low-level literacy students Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer tutors must have minimum, a high school certification. If interested, contact Sue at 606-248-4000 or [email protected] before 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Lighthouse RAY OF HOPE Children’s Advocacy Center, located at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call 606-337-9955.

The “Something Different” NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays at the First Christian Church of Middlesboro, located at 2130 Cumberland Avenue. Meetings are open.

Lighthouse Mission Center, located at 3609 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, will have a FOOD GIVEAWAY at 11:30 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month with the exception of Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. For more information, call 606-337-1834.

GED CLASSES are available at the following sites in Bell County: Middlesboro Learning Center (606-248-4000), Pineville Learning Center (606-337-3044) or SKCTC campus (606-248-3175). For more information call one of the numbers listed.

Men’s and women’s SUPPORT GROUPS of Lighthouse Lifeline of Bell County meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road off of Hwy. 119 in Pineville. For information, call 606-337-9955.

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.

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 on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road off of Hwy. 119 in Pineville. For more information, call 606-337-9955.

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.

Applications are available for the Lighthouse MEDICAL CLINIC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville. Visits are by appointment only. For more information, call 606-337-9955.

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.

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 Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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