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Community Calendar

01/30/2008 - Send your BSN Community Calendar notices to: The Big Sandy News Community Calendar, P.O. Box 766, Louisa, Ky. 41230 or by e-mail to: rblevins@ or by fax to: (606) 638-9949.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

There will be a blood drive on the KBC bloodmobile at the Floyd County Chamber, 113 South Central Ave., Prestonsburg, 10 a.m. to 5:30 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.

Thursday, Jan. 31

The board of the Housing Authority of Lawrence County will meet at 3 p.m. at the Ray Williams Villa, Louisa. The public is welcome to attend.

Willis Ray Hall will be at the Senior Citizens Center from 9 to 11 a.m. to assist senior citizens with filing their taxes. To register to attend call Donald Setser, 606-298-7033, by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30.

There will be a meeting held at the Lawrence County Community Center by the Lawrence County High School, 6 to 8 p.m., to discuss the Neighborhood Watch Program. For information call Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts or Sherry Burchett at 606-638-4368.

Saturday, Feb. 2

The Cherryville Volunteer Fire Department Board will meet at 3 p.m. at the fire department. For information call 606-673-3873.

The Johnson Central High School Marching Band Boosters will have an indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school cafeteria. All proceeds will go to the marching band. Contact Tammy Blackburn, 606-297-1252 for information.

Monday, Feb. 4

The Lawrence County Extension District Board will meet at the Extension office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. Member training will begin at 3 p.m. with the business meeting beginning at 4 p.m. For information call 606-673-9495.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

The Lawrence County Quarterback Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Ray Williams Villa Community Room, Louisa. Everyone is welcome.

The Martin County Saddle Club will meet at 6 p.m. upstairs at the old Martin County Courthouse, Inez. New members are welcome. Election of officers will also be held. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month. For information call club secretary, Maddie Howard, 606-673-4573.

There will be free karate and self-defense classes held at the Thelma Community and Fire Department beginning at 6 p.m. For information call 606-789-8658.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is offering a final Pre-Admission Nursing Conference for Fall 2008 admission at 1 p.m. on the Mayo Campus in Building D, room 206. For information contact Vanessa Sammons, MSN, APRN, BC at 606-788-2821 or 888-641-4132 ext. 82821 or e-mail Vanessa.sammons@kctcs. edu.

There will be a free String Magic class beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Public Library, 444 Main Street, Paintsville. Everyone is welcome. For information call 606-789-4355.


The Lawrence County 4-H Me Club meets every Wednesday after school at the Lawrence County Extension office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. For information call 606-673-9495.

There will be a meeting of the Inez Elementary School Family Resource Center Advisory Council on Wednesday, Feb. 6, beginning at 3 p.m., in the FRC office.

Louisa West Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., at the school. The public is welcome to attend.

There will be an organizational meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., at BB&T Bank, Paintsville to discuss the Johnson Central High School classes 1982 and 1983 reunion that is planned for Saturday, July 5 at the Country Music Highway Museum. Any classmate wishing to help is asked to contact Genia Blevins, 606-789-4045. Chuck McClure is the contact for the class of 1982.

A SAVE meeting will be held, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12, and 19, 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.

There will be an Advanced Master Cattleman Class held at the Lawrence County Extension Office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa, Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. For information call 606-673-9495.

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

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, Thursday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to noon; and at the courthouse in Inez, 1 to 3 p.m. This is a free service for veterans and their dependents. For information call 866-244-8970.

Stephanie Derefield, Lawrence County FCS agent, will present "Giving Life to Old Pastimes- Needlework" at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Lawrence County Extension Office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. The program is free and open to the public. For information call 606-673-9495.

The Lawrence County Extension Homemaker Council will meet Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Extension office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. For information call 606-673-9495.

The AARP will have a representative at the Martin County Seniors Citizens Center every Thursday thru April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to assist in filing out income tax forms for the elderly and low income, at no charge. For information call 606-298-7033.

Hazard Community and Technical College and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold a regional radiography pre-admission conference, Monday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., in room SC 203B located in the Student Center at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Students who attend a conference prior to March 1 will be considered for the program, pending completion of all admission requirements. For information call Homer Terry, 606-487-3389 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73389 or Astor Halcomb, 606-633-0279, ext. 13310.

Lawrence County is eligible to apply for funding assistance in the form of mini-grants for community projects that encourage and support improved community strategic planning and implementation. The Center for Rural Development in Somerset is accepting applications through its Developing and Implementing Community Strategies program. ARC provides funding. For information call Sharon Dodson, 606-677-6000.

The Lawrence County Adult Learning Center in Louisa is now helping veterans receive their high school diploma if they served during World War II, Korean War or Vietnam. To qualify, all you need is a copy of your DD Form 214/Discharge Papers. For more information about this service call Becky Adkins, 606-638-0601.

A Christ centered 12-step program to conquer chemical dependency is being offered in the Floyd County area on Mondays, Minnie, 7 to 8 p.m., beside the pharmacy; Spruce Pine School, Little Mudd, 7 to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Van Ark Building, Prestonsburg, 2 to 3 p.m., and the David School, David, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, Allen Baptist Church, Allen, 7 to 8 p.m. For information call Shirley Combs, 606-434-8400.

The Mayo Campus of the Big Sandy Community and Technical College will be offering the Kentucky Concealed Weapon Training class on Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a range shoot. For information or to register call 606-788-2801 or 788-2834.

The Lawrence County Humane Society Animal Shelter is now participating in the Recycle Rewards Business Support Program, collecting used cell phones and empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges in exchange for cash. Drop off locations in Lawrence County are Big Sandy Urology, located in the Three Rivers Medical Center Complex; Lawrence County Judge-Executive's office, 3rd floor courtroom; or State Farm Insurance, 201 North Main Cross Street, Louisa. For information contact Beverly Pack, 606-638-3140 or e-mail

The Blaine Volunteer Fire Department is now under new leadership and is accepting applications for volunteers. Anyone who has training or will train and make fire and EMS runs are welcome to attend. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., at the fire department. For information call 606-652-4423 or 652-9111.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous (open, non-smoking), meeting every Monday, 7 p.m., and Thursday, 8 p.m., at the Point of Hope, 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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