What’s Goin’ On

Published 11:59 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

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The Harlan County High School Black Bears Basketball VARSITY GAME originally set for Jan. 5 has been rescheduled for Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Harlan County will host Scott High School.

JAN. 6

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The Harlan County High School Black Bears Basketball GAMES on Jan. 6 will begin at 1 p.m. The schedule includes: Freshmen game, 1 p.m.; junior varsity, 2 p.m.; and varsity, 3:30 p.m. Harlan County will host Jackson County.

JAN. 9, 10, 11

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Jan. 9 includes:

Tuesday – Verda Head Start, Closplint, Holmes Mill, Louellen and the Hope Center.

Wednesday – Rosspoint elementary, Harlan Co. Christian School and Putney.

Thursday – Sunshine School, Kidz Kampus, Rita’s Daycare and Gray’s Knob Head Start.

JAN. 9

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Jan. 9 at David’s Steak House (125 W. Cumberland Gap Parkway) in Corbin. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting to follow. Any retiree (and 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 or 606-260-0490.

TAD’S TOTS, a monthly program for children ages 0-5 and their caretakers, will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Jan. 9 at LMU. Each program involves a special storytime, brief museum tour, and a craft. Why do we call Abraham Lincoln “Honest Abe?” Kids can find out in this month’s session, which features a special story and craft to make and take home. Kids will also learn the importance of telling the truth, even when telling the truth is sometimes hard. If you are unable to attend after making your reservation, contact the museum at 423-869-6833.

JAN. 11

The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

On Jan. 11, from 3-4 p.m., LMU will present a Community Digital History Workshop series, a monthly program that teaches participants how to make use of history databases that are available to access from both the home computer and the university. These workshops are particularly useful to those who are interested in either/or genealogy and historical research. In the January session, users will learn how to navigate the Volunteer Voices collection from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Teachers who attend can also receive a one-hour Certificate of Completion. This opportunity is not for credit hours and does not award a CEU. For more information, call 423-869-6607 or email natalie.sweet@lmunet.edu

JAN. 16, 17, 18

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Jan. 15 includes:

Tuesday – Tway, Harlan Nursing & Rehab, The Laurels and Teetersville.

Wednesday – Good Neighbor Road, Sawbriar, Loyall and Wallins.

Thursday – Cumberland elementary and Tri-Cities Nursing Home.

JAN. 20

The East Kentucky Beekeeping School will be held on Jan. 20 at Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard. If you are a beekeeper or interested in beekeeping, this will be a great school to attend. For more information, contact the Harlan County Extension Service office at 606-573-4464.

On Jan. 20, four local schools will gather to take part in the Middle Grades District Governor’s Cup Competition, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition at Black Mountain Elementary School. Participating schools are: Black Mountain, Cumberland, Evarts and Green Hills. The Governor’s Cup features eight events, including the Quick Recall event, which is the only one open to the public. Quick Recall will begin after the written assessment portion of the competition. District winners advance to the Governor’s Cup Regional competition to be held at Cawood Elementary in Harlan County, Kentucky on Feb. 3. The community is invited to attend.

JAN. 23, 24, 25

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Jan. 22 includes:

Tuesday – Comprehensive Care, Cranks, Cawood and Little Creek.

Wednesday – Little Shepherd Trail, Senior Center, Green Hills elementary, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.

Thursday – Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.

JAN. 29, 30

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Jan. 29 includes:

Tuesday – Black Mountain elementary, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Wednesday – High Rise apartments, Evarts elementary, Eastbrook and Sunshine.

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Narconon wants to education families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased change of overdose. You can learn more about the new dangers of opiate addition and the details of Fentanyl by visiting http://bit.ly/2oCmgAB Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addition in your family. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings and referrals

Monthly INCOME LIMITS RAISED for Shepherd’s Pantry: One person, $1,276; two, $1,726; three, $2,177. The pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up former and new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the first four Tuesdays and first three Wednesdays of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all household income, all members Social Security cards, your utility bill with 911 address on it — no exceptions. Plenty of food is available.

ANN’S PANTRY, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in need of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. To donate, contact the Stephen Riddle at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731.

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 terry.burkhart@redcross.org.

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, Bell County Literacy Center at 606-248-2014, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044 or Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305.

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.

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.