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Community Calendar

02/20/2008 - 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.

Thursday, Feb. 21

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

Saturday, Feb. 23

The Cherryville Volunteer Fire Department Board will meet 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 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.

Monday, Feb. 25

The Lawrence County Extension District Board will have a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 249 Industrial Park Road, Louisa. This meeting is to approve the 2008-09 budget and bookkeeping procedure as well as the van usage. For information call 606-673-9495.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

The Lawrence County UNITE Coalition will meet at 5 p.m. at the Lawrence County Community Center, across from the Lawrence County High School. Election of officers will be held. For information call 606-686-3200 or 686-3588.

The Lawrence County Schools' District Parent Involvement Council will meet at Louisa Middle School at 6 p.m. 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.


The Board of the Housing Authority of Lawrence County will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., at the Ray Williams Villa, Louisa.

A free service workshop "AAA Customer Service Training" will be offered jointly by the Morehead State University/Ashland Small Business Development Center and the Ashland Alliance on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1 to 3:30 p.m., in the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 17th Street and Winchester Ave., Ashland. For information call 606-329-8011 or register on-line at

The Advanced-Practice Respiratory Therapist Program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold its final program pre-admission conference on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. on the Prestonsburg Campus, room 220. For information contact Missy Skeens, 606-788-2822 or 888-641-4132, ext. 82822 or by e-mail at

The Piarist School will give an entrance test for students entering ninth or tenth grades in the fall on Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. The school is located on Rt. 80, Martin. To register write: The Piarist School, Box 870, Martin, Ky. 41649; call 606-285-3950 or visit

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.

Johnson County 4-H is combining its Horse and Livestock Clubs. Both clubs will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at the 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.

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. Topic is "Diabetic Gastro paresis." 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 2008-09 school year. Elections are scheduled for May 2008. 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 ending 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.

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. 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 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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