August 3 — The Kentucky Coal Academy will host a job fair at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Harlan Campus at 164 Ball Park Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help recruit displaced miners for new jobs with Warrior Met Coal Company in Alabama. Experienced miners, including certified electricians, equipment operators and supervisors, are encouraged to attend the event to have a sameday interview. Registration will be in the Building One Atrium.
August 4 — An apple grafting workshop will be held at 5 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. The cost is $5 and each participant will receive two potted apple rootstocks to graft and should bring his or her own scion wood. Class size is limited to 20 persons and spots may be reserved. For more information or to make reservations, call Shad Baker at 633-2362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4 — Letcher Middle School will have sixth grade orientation from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the LMS library. Letcher Middle School’s back-to-school pool party and cookout will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool. The event is for all incoming LMS students, staff and families. For more information, call 633- 7812 or check the Letcher Middle School Facebook page for announcements.
August 5 — A back-toschool bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HLT Check Exchange in Ermine. It will include face painting, free school supply packs, and free food. Register to win one of two backpacks full of school supplies and one of two bicycles that will be given away that day. HLT Check Exchange along with Pine Mountain Rent to Own will host the event.
August 5-6 — A reunion of the Adams, Thompson and Blair families will be held at the Arthur and Helmer Adams property on Blair Branch. Aug. 5, vegetable soup will be served at 5 p.m. followed by church at 6:30 p.m. The reunion supper will be held Aug. 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Mrs. Den (Judy) Adams at 419-399- 5338 or e-mail email@example.com.
August 6 — State of Mind will play at American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 606-633-2834.
August 6 —The 13th reunion of the family of Henry and Rosilla Collins and Silas and Effie Collins will be held at Pin Oak at Carr Creek Lake from noon to 6 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. For more information, call Oscar Collins at 633-0068, or Russell Collins at 633-0758.
August 6 — The Collier friends and family reunion will be held at the Willow Shelter at Carr Creek Lake. For questions or directions, call Carolyn Mosley at (606) 785-5705.
August 6-7 — Descendants of W.S. and Laura Bentley will host a reunion. On Sunday, there will be a dinner at 1 p.m. at the old Bentley farm at Letitia on Schultz Road near South Shore in Greenup County. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Table service provided. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Siloam for Beulah Bentley-Collier. For more information, call D. Bentley at (606) 932-4526.
August 7 — American Legion Post #152 in Whitesburg will have a fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 633-2834, or 335-6773.
August 20 — Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a fourwheeler poker run. Sign-up will be at 11 a.m. at Fishpond Lake and the ride will begin at noon rain or shine. The cost is $10 per poker hand, with prizes of $100 for the best hand and $50 for the second best hand. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be provided at the end of the ride. For more information, call Dean at 634-6849.
August 20 — The Lillian Faye Simpson Scholarship Golf Classic, a four-player scramble, will be held at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. Proceeds will go to the Southeast Education Foundation. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $250 per team, which includes green fees, use of a cart, event t-shirt and lunch. Golfers will compete for prizes in contests, including putting, longest drive, closest to pin shot and closest second shot on a designated hole. Prizes of $600 will go to the first-place team, $400 to second place, and $200 to third place. Creech Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac of Harlan will give a car to the first golfer to hit a hole-inone on the par-three hole number six. The event is sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare, the Kentucky Coal Academy, and American Business Solutions Xerox. Entry forms are at golf courses across the area. Complete the form and return to Tiffany B. Scott, SKCTC, 700 College Road, Cumberland, KY, 40823. Contact her at 606- 589-3198 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 4 — The R.B. Caudill/Cornett reunion will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shriners building in Whitesburg. For more information, call 632-2121.
September 10 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1976 will hold a 40th class reunion at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Contact Carol Little Brown @ 632-1307 or visit the class Facebook page for more information.
September 12 — The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant, sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. All contestants must be residents of Letcher County. Applications must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee and must be received by Saturday, Sept. 3. For more information, contact Tina Hogg at 634-4544, Sally Barto at 633-8591, or Lee Anna Mullins at 633-9644.
September 17 — The 29th annual Seals and Sexton reunion, descendants of the late James Seals Sr. and first wife Mary Polly Ann (Bentley) Seals and second wife Alice (Amburgey) Seals, the late Delzie and Nannie (Sexton) Seals, and the late James C. Sexton and first wife George Ann (Strong) Sexton, second wife Martha Sexton and third wife Lucinda Sexton (Gibson) Sexton, will be held at the Pin Oak picnic area, Shelter #2, at Carr Creek Lake from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish and old photos. All family and friends are welcome. For more information, call Della (Seals) Amburgey (972) 255-3024; 214-718- 2411; or Doolittle Seals, 633-4787 in Jeremiah.
September 18 — The annual Stamper reunion, descendants of Kelly and Lavina, Sis Stamper) will be held at Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, in the picnic area, Shelter #2, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Some of the family will camp at the park Thursday through Sunday and invite others to join them. For more information, contact Vina Stamper Beck, (502) 231-5609.
October 8 — The George M. and Sally Adams family reunion will be held in the dining hall on the campus of the old Stuart Robinson School. It will begin at noon and dinner will be at 2 p.m. Fried chicken, ‘taters, rolls and drinks will be provided. Those attending should bring a covered dish and games. For more information, contact Bob Banks, (606) 633-4453, email@example.com, or Sandy Combs Hall, (606) 633-8025.
October 15 — Tickets are on sale for a murder mystery dinner hosted by Hester Chapter 54, Order of the Eastern Star. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg. Tickets are $20 per person. A limited number of tickets are available. For tickets, call or text Anthony Cornett at 606-634-5898, Karen Day at 606-335-1003 or Holly Williams at 772- 643-6370.