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02/13/2008 - Wednesday, Feb. 13

"Sharky" the Shark of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies will visit Food City stores in Paintsville at 3 p.m. and Louisa at 5 p.m. to promote the aquarium's annual pass promotion which can be purchased at the stores thru March 2. The aquarium is located at traffic #5 on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and is open year round. For information call 888-240-1358 or online at

Thursday, Feb. 14

The Louisa West Elementary School PTA will sponsor a "Sweet Meet" from 3 to 5 p.m. at the school. School children will be performing. The event is part of Kentucky State PTA "Take your family to school week." There will be light refreshments. For information call Kathryn M. Webb, 606-638-4726.

UNITE will host a meeting, 7 p.m., at the Roy F. Collier Community Center, Inez. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Activities at the Martin County Community Center in Inez are: Willis Ray Haw will be at the Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon to provide tax assistance for any senior needing help; Geneva from the Martin County Health Department will speak with seniors regarding senior medical/health issues from 10 to 11 a.m.; Senior Center Pot Luck dinner/Valentine's Day party, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; gospel singing will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Feb. 16

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

Sunday, Feb. 17

The Highland Community Players will be auditioning and casting for "Honk, The Musical, The Story of the Ugly Duckling" from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Paintsville Recreation Center. Parts for ages 6 to 18 years will be available plus extras. For information call Carole Logsdon, Main Street Director, 606-789-6487 or online

Monday, Feb. 18

The Lawrence County Extension District Board will have a special meeting, 3:30 p.m., at the Extension office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa, to approve the 2008-2009 budget and bookkeeping procedures as well as the van usage. For information call 606-673-9495.

The Paintsville Rotary Club will have a President's Day pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Paintsville Elementary School cafeteria. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and drink. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting a local Rotarian.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

There will be a Bariatric Support Group meeting at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, at 6 p.m. For information call Robin at 606-638-3813.

The Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Service will have a Drought Recovery Series for farmers at 6 p.m. at the extension office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. "Learning the Financial Advantages to Farming" will be the topic. For information call 606-673-9495.

A veteran's benefits field representative will be at the Johnson County Courthouse, Paintsville, 9 a.m. to noon in the County Judge's Complex. The is a free service. For information call 866-244-8970.


Anyone wishing to volunteer at the Fred M. Vinson Museum and Welcome Center in Louisa is urged to call 606-638-9817, 638-4102 or 606-686-2248 for more information. Please leave a message and you will be contacted.

The Paintsville band would like to invite all alumni band members and community musicians to perform with the pep band on Feb. 14 and 15. Practice will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Paintsville Elementary School band room. For information call Andy Milner, 606-789-2651 or e-mail andy.milner@paintsville.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Continuing Workforce Development is offering a six-week Pharmacy Technical class, Feb. 19 thru March 25. For information call Julian Slone, 606-886-3863, ext. 81269 or e-mail

A forestry program will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., at the Lawrence County Extension Service, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. For information call 606-673-9495.

Johnson County 4-H is combining its Horse and Livestock Clubs. Both clubs will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at Mountain HomePlace, Paintsville. For information call Dianna Reed, 606-789-8108.

The 2008 Big Sandy Idol regional competition will be held at the Mountain Arts Center, Friday, Feb. 29 and Saturday, March 1. Winners from area high school Big Sandy Idol competitions will compete for BSCTC scholarships, cash awards and recording contracts with Big Sandy Productions. For information or tickets call 888-MAC-ARTS or visit the Web site

Hill Country Dancers will have square dancing classes at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Hambley Athletic Center, Pikeville. For information call 606-791-0336 or 432-2722.

The Cherryville Volunteer Fire Department Board will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at the fire station. The public is welcome to attend.

The Johnson County Republican Women will hold their Lincoln's Day Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ramada Inn, Paintsville. Doors will open at 9 a.m. with brunch at 10 a.m. There will also be a Silent Auction held.

The Lawrence County Schools' District Parent Involvement Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., at Louisa Middle School. The public is welcome to attend. Information can be found on the Parent Involvement Web page found under District Links on the Lawrence County School Web page.

Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg has released its community calendar for February. All meetings will be held at the Highlands Medical Office Building. Kentucky Mountain Dental Society, Feb. 23, meeting place A & B, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Living Well with Diabetes Support Group, Feb. 28, meeting place A & B, 5 to 6 p.m. For information call Jeannette Reese-Voisine, 606-886-7587 or Highlands Education Services Department, 606-886-7424.

Nominations are now being taken at the Louisa West Elementary School for PTA officers and School Based Decision Making Council for the 2008-2009 school year. Elections are scheduled for May 2007. For information call 606-638-4726.

The Martin County Senior Citizens Center in Inez will sponsor an indoor yard sale, beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and end at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 3. For information on table rental or to donate items to sell, call Donald at 606-298-7033.

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

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.

A SAVE meeting will be held, Tuesday, Feb 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.

The Johnson County Extension Office is taking orders for strawberry plants until March 3. The June bearing variety available will be Red Chief and the ever-bearing variety will be Tribute. For information call the extension office, 606-789-8108.

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 filling out income tax forms for the elderly and low income, at no charge. For information call 606-298-7033.

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. Funding is provided by ARC. 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 Mud, 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 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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