AA meets Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. at 167 Broadway, Irvine. We have two noon meetings on Wednesday and Saturday. The new women’s meeting is 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. There are no fees or dues. For more information call 723-6429.
The Al-Anon group will meet every Monday at 7 p.m. at WestCare at 105 Main Street.. Al-Anon is a meeting for family members and friends of those with alcohol abuse problems. Call 723-6429 for more information.
Audition for RCP Spring Production
Do you love to act? Come out and audition for River City Players’ Spring Production, Greater Tuna. This comedy has roles for teens (ages 14 and up) and adults. Auditions will be held at the ECHS auditorium on Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and join us for a fun community event! Call 606-723-5755 or 502-810-7668 if you have questions or need more information.
Become a T-shirt sponsor for Estill Animal Shelter
The Estill County Animal Shelter is making T-shirts to raise money for the aminal shelter and you can be a sponsor. Contact Tommy Mullen at the Estill County Animal Shelter for further information (606) 723-3587.
Board of Commissioners Meeting
The second Tuesday of each month the Board of Commissioners meet at Irvine Housing Authority, 285 Mountain Crest, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Body Fitness Classes with Sister Loretta Spotilla
Body Fitness exercise classes with Sister Loretta Spotila, RN will begin January 29, at the Estill County Extension Office on Stacy Lane, the class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., a $3 donation per class. The classes are helpful for persons with arthritis, asthma, and difficulty moving. The classes will have gentle exercise and movement. The classes help build strength and flexibility. For mor information, call Sister Loretta at 724-8505.
Breakfast for Charlie Company
There will be a breakfast held for all retired and former National Guard members from the Charlie Company 1st/149th the first Friday every month, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Craker Barrell in Richmond.
Chemical Demilitarization Meeting
On, Wednesday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Eastern Kentucky University, Carl D. Perkins Building, Rooms A & B – Lobby Level, Kit Carson Drive, in Richmond, local leaders will discuss topics related to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. Come to the meeting to observe committee members in action. There will be public comment periods throughout the meeting. For More Information, contact Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office, at (859) 626-8944, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Donate blood, Y’ALL!
Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood and help Kentucky patients. As a thank you, those who register to give blood at the drive below will receive this fun “Donate blood, y’all” purple T-shirt. The Estill County Community
may donate on Sat., March 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 270 Main Street in Irvine.
Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.
To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookies are here, and you will be seeing three of our troops out there selling them. Here are some locations you can buy cookies: Saturday, Saturday, March 3rd, from 10 to 1:30, at Pickers Paradise. Thank you for supporting local Girl Scout Troops #661, #7182, and #337.
The next official GED test in Estill County is Saturday, March 10, 2018. Contact the Estill County Adult Learning Skills U Center for more information at 606-723-7323 or to schedule test times.
Hospital plans Ladies Night for Heart Health Awareness
Marcum & Wallace Hospital will sponsor a Ladies Night Out for Heart Health Awareness on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Rice Station Christian Church (located at 1675 Rice Station Road in Irvine).
This free event will feature a presentation by Dr. Paula Hollingsworth, a cardiologist with Baptist Health Lexington. All ladies who attend will receive a free dinner, health education and giveaways.
Dr. Hollingsworth will discuss the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart attacks in women. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women; that’s approximately one woman every minute. 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
“It’s important for women to be educated about heart disease,” said Dr. Paula Hollingsworth. “The symptoms of a heart attack and heart disease can be different in women versus men, and are often misunderstood.”
Please sign up for the free event by Monday, March 12 by calling 606-726-2119.
Hunter’s Education Class
There will be a Hunter’s Education Class (orange card) at the Estill County Extension Office. The 3-day class will be Thursday and Friday, March 22nd & 23rd from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Estill Co. Sportsmen’s Club. You must attend all 3 classes to obtain your orange card. Ages 9 and older (as of March 24). Effective March 1, 2014, KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife requires online pre-registration for all hunter education courses statewide. Following is the registration link for the Estill Co. class: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/117617.
Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna
The Kiwanis Club of Irvine-Ravenna will meet Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Steam Engine Pizza. Mark Reese will share information about the Daniel Boone National Forest. Kiwanis Club members who were recently honored as being in the Legion of Honor for 25 years or more as a Kiwanian are Tom Bonny – 48 years, Tom Whitaker – 35 years, Robert Calder – 32 years, and Richard Snowden – 28 years. Persons dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time are welcome to become members. Our community is stronger for Kiwanis’ contributions in the last 95 years. Come and make a difference.
The Estill County Public Library hosts Lego Club each Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm. The suggested ages for this group is 6 to 12. Come build with us! For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
Mountain Mushroom Festival Events Registration
The Mountain Mushroom Festival invites the community to get involved in the activities and events of the festival. Guidelines and registration forms for the Mountain Mushroom Festival events are available in Irvine City Hall and on the festival website: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org. The events are the Arts & Crafts Booths, Fungus 5K & 2K Run/Walk, and Parade. Other activities that have prizes and/or rosettes are the Mushroom Cook-Off, Mushroom Hunting Contest, Fungus 5K, Cake Decorating Contest, Photography Contest, and Window Decorating Contest. Categories from youth to adults are noted on the guidelines. Contact the festival at 606 723-1233 for further information.
Winchester GTE/Sylvania/Osram/UAW retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m., onTuesday, March 13 at Michael’s in Irvine. All Winchester Sylvania retirees and former employees are welcome to join us for lunch.
Starry Time Storytime meets each Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. This storytime is designed for children that are already attending school and their families. It is a variation of our traditional storytime with activities for both the small and the tall. Ages 4 to 10 years is our usual group.
Our regular preschool Storytime meet each Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our letter of the week is X. We will be celebrating Read Across America Day or the birthday of Dr. Suess this week. We read, sing and do activities to help with socialization and school readiness for our younger children. For more information contact Amy Hughes, Children’s Librarian, at 723-3030 at the Estill County Public Library.
St Elizabeth Basement Sale
St. Elizabeth Church will have its March basement sale on Saturday, March 3, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The church is located at 322 Fifth Street, Ravenna.
Tots Express School Readiness Program
Tots Express is a program to introduce 3 to 5 year old children to pre-school and help them become Kindergarten ready while also teaching parents strategies to help their child succeed. This is open to children who are not currently enrolled in pre-school at South Irvine Early Learning Center. Dates are: March 9, March 23*, April 13, and April 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendance at each session is encouraged to ensure your child gets the greatest benefit of the program. Please note some dates may change due to weather. If Estill County Schools are closed, Tots Express will be cancelled. Tots Express classes are at South Irvine Early Learning Center. (We will meet at the Public Library Nov 17 and March 23.) Call 606-723-4700 to register. Registration deadline is the Tuesday before each session. Questions? call Mary Raider, 606-723-5830.
Veterans Benefits Field Representative to be at Estill County Library
A Veterans Benefits Field Representative will be at the Estill County Library the first Thursday of each month. Veterans will be seen by appointment only. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for Federal and State veterans benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call 859-497-6444 to speak with a Veterans Benefits Field Representative.
West Irvine Site Based Decision Meeting
West Irvine SBDM will be the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
All WIC benefits are still available at the Estill County Health Department. We will continue to service your WIC needs until further notice.