COMMUNITY NEWS

CHURCH NEWS

Cherokee United Baptist Church will have their annual homecoming Sunday August 3rd at 10:00AM with Junior Bell as guest preacher and singing from the Chitwood singers. Everyone is welcome.
New Liberty Baptist Church will host homecoming services Sunday August 3rd at 10:00AM with special singers. Everyone is welcome.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Legion Post 115 in Stearns will host their annual membership luau Saturday August 2nd from 12:00-6:00PM followed by the live band Pressure Point that night from 8:00PM to midnight. Members and guests welcome.
A benefit singing, auction and dinner will be held Saturday August 2nd starting at 5:00PM at Pine Knot Fire Department to benefit Garden of Hope which has helped over 100 families with buying seeds and plants. The event will help purchase a green house to help more families. For information call Don Coffey at 376-2171, Missy Strunk at 606-310-0658, Gayla Vanover at 376-6995 or Pernie West at 354-3255.
A benefit singing and dinner will be held Friday August 8th starting at 5:00PM at Pine Knot Fire Department to help purchase benches and a shelter for the Wilson Ridge Cemetery. The dinner will include pinto beans and cornbread with all the sides and dessert for $5.00. Several singers will also be performing. For information call Doris Hall at 376-5536 or Pernie West at 354-3255.
Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation will offer a series of Entrepreneurial SMARTS classes on improving or starting a business. The classes will be held each Thursday in August starting August 7th from 5:30-8:30PM at the McCreary Center of Somerset Community College. The fee to participate is $25. For information visit www.southeastkentucky.com or call the McCreary County Economic Development office at 606-376-9711.
The McCreary County Health Department will host "Learning to Control Diabetes" classes Mondays starting September 22nd from 12:30-3:00PM. To register or for information call 376-2412 ext 1166. The sessions are free but registration is required.

MEETINGS

Kristina's Kitchen offers free cooking classes the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM at their location on Main Street in Whitley City. For information visit www.kristinaskitchen.org and click on "Classes."

SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES

The McCreary County School System is searching for all children having challenges between the ages of 3 and 21. If you have concerns about a child in this age range, call the Director of Special Education Programs at 376-2591 ext 1004. If you have concerns about a child birth to 3 years, contact the First Steps program at 1-800-378-2821.
McCreary Central High School Registration for 2014-2015 will be as follows:
Tuesday July 29th- Seniors 1:00-3:00PM, Juniors 4:00-6:00PM
Wednesday July 30th- Sophomores 4:00-6:00PM
Thursday July 31st- Freshmen 4:00-6:00PM
Friday August 1st- Make-Ups 9:00-10:00AM, New Enrollees 10:00-11:00AM
Registration packets should be received by July 22nd. If not, contact the Youth Service Center at the high school. Freshmen orientation will be Tuesday August 5th at 7:00PM.
Pine Knot Primary School will have kindergarten open house and registration Friday August 1st from 3:00-6:00PM. Registration for 1st through 3rd grade will be Tuesday August 5th from 3:00-6:00PM.
Whitley City Elementary School will have kindergarten open house and registration Friday August 8th from 10:00AM-1:00PM. Registration for all other grades will be Monday August 11th from 4:00-6:00PM.
Pine Intermediate School will have open house and registration for all grades Thursday August 7th from 4:00-6:00PM.
McCreary Middle School open house and registration for 7th grade will be Monday August 11th and 8th grade Tuesday August 12th from 3:00-6:00PM each day. 
McCreary Preschool open house will be Wednesday August 13th from 4:00-6:00PM at the pre-school next to Pine Knot Intermediate School.

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