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11/23/2007 - Saturday, Nov. 24

The Big Sandy Community and Technical College "Relay For Life" is hosting a Christmas Bazaar at the Mountain Arts Center, Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors will open at 8 a.m. For information call Della Pack, 606-886-7343 or e-mail

Monday, Nov. 26

The Lawrence County Quilted Treasures Quilt Guild will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence County Extension Office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. For information call Sandy Stark, 606-638-0284.

The National Association of Social Workers, East Kentucky Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. in room 135 of the Post Secondary Education Building on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Prestonsburg. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Deirdra Robinson, East Kentucky Chapter Chair, 606-233-3400.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

The Lawrence County Schools' District Parent Involvement Council will meet at 6 p.m. at the Louisa East Elementary School. Everyone is welcome. Information can be found on the Lawrence County School Web page

Applications for a Respiratory Care Associate Degree will be taken at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Pikeville), 3:30 and 5 p.m. For information call 606-886-7373.


Lawrence County Schools' Local Planning Committee will have an open meeting to discuss the district facilities plan at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at Louisa West Elementary School.

The Leadership to Learning Regional Meeting for principal preparation, will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at Jenny Wiley State Park, Stumbo Conference Center, 75 Theatre Court, Prestonsburg, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is available by e-mailing Jane Livingston at, at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

The Johnson County 4-H Livestock Club will have an organizational meeting at the Mountain HomePlace in Paintsville, Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. For information call Robert or Tonya Younce, 606-265-3583 or Dianna Reed, 606-789-8108.

The Kiwanis will meet on Thursday, Nov. 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Highlands Medical Office Building, meeting place B. For information call 606-886-7424.

Louisa West Elementary School PTA will have a "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to noon. Menu will be pancakes, sausage, bacon, and drinks. There will also be an auction of themed Christmas trees and photo's with Santa. A thank you letter from Santa will be sent to all children who attend. For information call 606-638-4726.

The Mountain Heritage Committee will have a Christmas Bazaar in the commons area of Fort Gay Middle School, Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Louisa/Fort Gay Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. Parade lineup will be in the Louisa Plaza beginning at 5 p.m. Non-profit organizations are welcome to set up food/craft booths at the Main Street Park. Singing artist Larry Cordle will be the Grand Marshal. For information call Sandy Jobe, 606-638-0056 after 5 p.m., or Brenda Hardwick, 304-648-6800, after 6 p.m.

Christmas in the Highlands will be presented at the Historic SIPP Theatre, Sat. Dec. 1, 7 p.m. This is a benefit show with all proceeds donated to local Toys For Tots. There will be drawings for prizes. Tommy Webb, 5 Miles From Nowhere, Tones of Faith, New Kentucky Grass, and David Bowling and Friends. For information call 297-5800 or 606-367-1056.

The Paintsville Main Street Christmas Parade will be held, Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m., followed by a tree lighting ceremony and photos with Santa. This year the theme is "Highland Christmas in Song." For information call Jenny Robinson, 606-297-6575 or Carole Logsdon, 606-789-6487 or e-mail

The Mayo Campus of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College will be offering the 24-hour Surface Mine Safety Training and the 8-hour Re-Training starting on Dec. 3; Master Electrical Update Training will be begin on Dec. 8. For information call 606-788-2801 or 788-2834.

Inez Roy F. Collier Community Center will have an old fashion Christmas Celebration, Wed., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elves and Christmas Carolers will be there. There will be a Karate Exhibition and Moon Bounce for the kids. There will be a drawing for a boy and girls bike. For information call 606-298-7870.

The Louisa Area Fire and Rescue District will meet Monday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., at the Lawrence County Courthouse to accept nominations for Trustee. The meeting is open to the public.

Cash Express, Ky. Rt. 321, Paintsville, is having its annual coat and toy drive for the children, through Dec. 15. Being accepted are toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non-perishable food items. Drop off locations are Cash Express, Pizza Hut, Ramada Inn, Johnson County Public Library, Fazoli's and Fiesta Place.

A SHIP representative will be at the Big Sandy Area Development District to assist Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Part D questions or concerns thru Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information call Melissa King, 606-886-2374 or 800-737-2723.

Pamida in Louisa will have a food drive and Christmas singing on their parking lot, Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. All groups are invited to participate. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item. For information call 606-638-3150.

The Paintsville Police and Fire Departments are selling tickets on a 32-inch digital TV to help with the "Shop With A Hero" program. The drawing will be held at the Paintsville Wal-Mart. For tickets call the police, 606-789-6427 or fire, 606-789-7376.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is now registering for real estate classes in the spring. Call Carla Reynolds at 606-788-2832 or e-mail

The annual Coat and Toy Drive for children will again be held in Louisa. All donations must be dropped off by Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Louisa Cash Express in the Food City Plaza. Toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non-perishable food items are being collected. For information call 888-899-0399 or e-mail

You can now view and download pictures from the 2007 Kentucky Apple Festival at

Big Sandy Community and Technical College will have spring registration thru Nov. 30. Students can register in the Admissions Office on the Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo Campuses.

The Big Sandy Community and Technical College Adult Education/ABE program is offering free adult basic education, GED and Family Literacy classes throughout Floyd County. For information call Kay Ross, 606-886-7334.

Story hour at the Johnson County Public Library will be held thru Dec. 12, 9:30 and 11 a.m. for ages three up to five years old; Lapsit Story time will be held thru Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. for ages birth up to three years old. The library is also offering free computer classes. Sign up is required and open to the public. For information call 606-789-4355.

An Open Trap Shoot will be held every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 6 p.m., behind Thealka Park, Johnson County. The Fish and Game Association sponsors the event. For information call Sam Horn, 606-265-3265.

Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, offers a weekly grief counseling session, "Embracing Our Grief," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All support groups are free and open to the public. For information call Wilma Justice, 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.

Narcotics Anonymous (open, non-smoking), meeting every Monday, 7 p.m., and Thursday, 8 p.m., at the Point of Hope Community, 524 Highway 3 South (Point Section), Louisa; Families Anonymous (open, non-smoking) is also held at the same time every Monday; Alcoholics Anonymous (closed, smoking) will be held every Friday, 7 p.m., in the 2nd floor courtroom on the Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, rear entrance.

Families Anonymous meetings are held every Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Drug Free Communities office at Teen Scene, Salyersville. For information about the program call 606-349-5483.

Need help with a loved one? Call the Johnson County Adult Day Care. For information call the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, 606-789-4830.

The Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition is offering local childcare programs in the area. Referrals are free and confidential. To find out if you qualify for assistance in childcare call 606-886-1280 or 888-872-7227.

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