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11/28/2007 - Wednesday, Nov. 28

The Lawrence County Tourism Commission will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa. The meeting is open to the public.

Thursday, Nov. 29

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

There will be a blood drive at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Prestonsburg campus, 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, aerobics room, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To donate you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. For information call David Whitt, 800-775-2522.

The Leadership to Learning Regional Meeting for Principal Preparation will be held 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, 6 p.m. For information call Robert or Tonya Younce, 606-265-3583 or Dianna Reed, 606-789-8108.

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

The City of Warfield will hold their annual Christmas program, 6 p.m., at Warfield City Hall. Santa will be giving out stockings. There will also be refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday, Nov. 30

The Oil Springs Cultural Arts and Recreation Center (OSCAR) on Ky. Rt. 40 in Johnson County will present "Holiday Escape" classes with stained glass artisan Ratchel Vaughn from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call the Johnson County Extension Service, 606-789-8108.

There will be a legislative briefing at the Ashland Plaza Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. Kentucky Community and Technical College System president and CEO Dr. Michael McCall and Ashland Community and Technical College president and CEO Dr. Greg Adkins will be the hosts.

Ashland Community and Technical College's fundraising arm, the Community and Technical College Foundation of Ashland, Inc., will conclude the "Fulfilling the Promise Campaign" at the Parsons Building, Highlands Museum, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a short program will be held at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Louisa West Elementary School PTA will have a "Breakfast with Santa," 8 a.m. to noon. Menu consists of pancakes, sausage, bacon and drinks. There will also be an auction of themed Christmas trees and photos 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 beginning at 10 a.m.

The Louisa Christmas Parade will begin 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.

The Cherryville Volunteer Fire Department will have an open meeting at 3 p.m. at the fire department. Fire Chief Todd Castle welcomes the public to attend.

The Lawrence County Retired Teachers will have their Christmas meeting with a luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. at the home of Audrey and Charley Booth, Louisa. The guest speaker will be Mike Armstrong. All teachers are invited to attend.

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

The Paintsville Main Street Christmas Parade will begin at 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 Johnson County Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. in the Creekside meeting room of the Johnson County Public Library, 444 Main Street, Paintsville, with Allan Blanton presenting a program on Civil War activity in the Flat Gap section of Johnson County. The meeting is open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 3

The Lawrence County Extension District Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. The public is welcome.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on the Prestonsburg Campus, Gearheart Conference Room. For information call Linda Lyon, 606-886-7373.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

A Defensive Driving Course for Individuals and Businesses (National Safety Council) will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 17th Street and Winchester Ave., Ashland. Willis Johnson, National Safety Council, will be the guest speaker. Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 3. For information or to register call 606-329-8011.

The Martin County Senior Citizens Center will be taking a trip to the Ashland Paramount Arts Center to see the 2007 Festival of Christmas Trees. The van will leave the center at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. For information call 606-298-7033.


Site Based Decision Making Council will meet at Louisa West Elementary, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Coaching the Van Driver, a defensive driving course for cargo and passenger van drivers, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m., at the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 1645 Winchester Ave., Ashland. Instructor is Willis Johnson, National Safety Council. Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 3. For information or to register call 606-329-8011.

There will be a Holiday Crafts Bazaar, Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Louisa Middle School gym. "Christmas For The Young-At-Heart Gala" featuring the Louisa Middle School 8th grade choir will be held at 6 p.m. at the Louisa Middle cafeteria. Everyone is welcome.

Veterans can file their federal and state veterans benefits at the Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to noon and at the Martin County Courthouse in Inez, 1 to 3 p.m. The service is free. For information call 866-244-8970.

The Lawrence County Saddle Club will meet at the Lawrence County Horse Park on Pleasant Ridge, off Route 32, Louisa, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. For information call Diane Bright, 304-525-6438.

SAVE meetings will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11, 18 at 7 p.m., in the 2nd floor fiscal court chambers of the Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa. For information call County Attorney Michael Hogan, 606-638-4051.

Inez Roy F. Collier Community Center will have an old fashion Christmas Celebration, Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning 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's and girl's bike. For information call 606-298-7870.

The Mayo Campus of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College will be offering the 24-hour Surface Mine Safety Training and 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.

Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will present "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley," Dec. 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are in the J.B. Sowards Theatre on the college campus. For information call 606-326-2073, 800-370-7191, ext. 62073 or e-mail:

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.

Highlands Regional Medical Center has released its Dec. community calendar. All meetings are held in the Highlands Medical Office Building. Kentucky Mountain Dental Society, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., meeting place A & B; Uniform Sale, Dec. 6 and 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Atrium; Childbirth Classes, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., meeting place A & B; Kiwanis, Dec. 13, 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., meeting place B; Blood drive, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., meeting room A & B. For information call 606-886-7424.

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 November 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 December 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.

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 of 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 child care call 606-886-1280 or 888-872-7227.

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