Farmers’ Market/Produce Scale Certification
The Estill County Farmer Market Association will meet Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office on Richmond Road. A representative from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be on hand to certify scales. For more information call Kim Gill at 723-7101.
The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. The election of officers and board of directors is scheduled for this meeting. The program will be the Estill County Arts Council power point presentation of the 50 barns, which have a quilt painted on them, this being an on-going project for the Art Council. As you enter Estill County from any direction, the Art Council has placed the signs about the county there.
New Opportunity School for Women
Deadlines to apply for the New Opportunity School for Women, Berea, for the June session, is April 1. For information visit www.nosw.org or call 859-985-7200.
Class of 1975
All members of the ECHS Class of 1975 are invited to a spring lunch gathering Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Village Restaurant. This will ben an opportunity to reconnect and begin planning for our 35th class reunion. If you can attend, RSVP to Lisa at 859-582-7763 or email: ECHS1975@bellsouth.net
The Homeschool Enrichment Group will meet Wednesday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Estill County Public Library. For more information call Virginia Owens at 723-3030.
Book Sale/Signing & Tour at Bergman House
In conjunction with the upcoming March 27 Reading Celebration with Kentucky authors at the Estill Springs School, there will also be a book sale/signing at The Bergman House, 233 Main Street from 1 – 4 PM with a tour of the bed and breakfast and Gift Shop. The book, “Under the Cowboy Hat” has its beginning in Estill County. The book is out-of-print and limited copies are available. Also, staying at the Bergman House at this time will be a Book Club from Ohio planning to do some volunteer service work in our area.
Financial Peace Classes
Financial Peace Classes, using Dave Ramsey’s video and material will meet every Tuesday for 12 weeks April 13-July 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rice Station Christian Church. To register call or email: Bill Arrowood, 859-624-4116 ext. 306; cell: 859-582-8784/ firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rev. Kirt Scott 606-723-4791; email@example.com There is no cost to residents of Estill, Powell, Madison or Clark counties.
Tree Seedling Give-A-Way
The Estill County Conservation District will have tree seedlings to give to landowners on Thursday, March 25 only, on a first come basis, as long as trees last. Seedlings to be given away are White Pine, Persimmon, Mulberry, Pecan, Eastern Redbud and Shellbark Hickory. Seedlings may be picked up at the Estill County Conservation District Office, 1505 Richmond Road, Irvine, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Library Book Sale
The Estill County Public Library will be holding their annual book sale in the month of April: Thursday, April 1, 12-7 p.m.; Friday, April 2, 9-7 p.m.; Saturday, April 3, 9-2 p.m. Please notice that this is a change from the usual book sale dates.
Attention Estill County Teens
The Estill County Public Library will be hosting their first Teen Game Night program on March 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Games will include age appropriate Xbox 360 and Wii games as well as board games. Food and drinks will be provided. This program is for teens between the ages of 12 and 17. Call ahead to let us know you’re coming or just drop in.
Would your church, youth group, sport organization or civic organization like to earn extra money while keeping Estill County beautiful? We are currently making road assignments for 2010 in our Adopt-A-Road Program. All groups that have a participated in the past will also need to contact our office to let us know if you are still interested in participating. If you are interested please call Kim Dawes at Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor’s office at 606-723-7524.
Hunter Safety Class
There will be a Hunter Safety Class (orange card) at the Estill County Fairgrounds. The 3-day class will be Thursday and Friday, March 25 and 26 from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for this class. You must be at least 9 years old to take the class. To register, or for more information, call the Estill County Extension Office at 606-723-4557.
Estill County Library
The Estill County Public Library announces that they now have more science fiction/fantasy books (Malazan Book of the Fallen and The Wheel of Time), and young adult/teen books (Seekers, Clique, Alex Rider, Reowall, Cirque du Freak, Uglies and Dead Is). Come in and check out the new collections.
ECHS Class of 2000
Anyone interested in more information regarding the 10-year reunion of the Class of 2000, email any questions and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Classmates are encouraged to join the group (Estill County High School Class of 2000) at www.facebook.com for updates on reunion plans and to keep in touch with classmates. Anyone not having access to email may contact Nivra Arvin Lainhart at 606-975-0416. Hope to hear from you soon.
Veterans Benefits Rep
A veterans benefits field representative will be at the National Guard Armory, 335 Cow Creek Road, Ravenna on the first Thursday of each month from 1-3:30 p.m. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state veterans benefits. The service ie free. Veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information call 1-866-376-0308.
The Dulcimer Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. at the Conservation Office, 1505 Richmond Road, Irvine (next to the gun shop and down from the Burger Barn.)
ECHS Class of 1978
Attention: Invitation to all members of the Class of 1978 to create an account on Facebook. This is a fun and convenient way to stay in touch with friends and to make it easier in planning future class reunions. Please spread the word to anyone you know; help make this happen.
Boy Scout Round Up
Boy Scout Troop 144 invites all 11 year old and older boys to come check out the Boy Scouts. If you enjoy the outdoors, camping hiking, archery, and many other activities, then you need to check us out at our meeting every Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the courthouse at 6:30 p.m. For more information check out the new website at Irvinetroop144.ScoutLander.com or call Travis Holton at 726-9265.
The Estill County Community Food Bank needs to stock the shelves of the pantry. A collection container will be located in the Extension Office and other places where donations of non-perishable items (canned, boxed foods, etc.) may be dropped off. Please help support this worthy program to help the less fortunate.
Mommie and Me
Mommie and Me Storytime groups will be every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and every Friday at 10:30 a.m. These groups are for children ages 2 through 5. Bring your child to the library for a story, an art activity, and a snack. Call 723-3030 for more information.