Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To promote breast cancer awareness month this month, Hair Force One will be collecting old bras from Oct. 12-22 at both their Stanton and Clay City locations. Please stop in and donate your old bras to a good cause!
Powell County Library
Story Time at the Powell County Public Library is every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 years. We will read stories, do crafts and sometimes a movie.
Your are cordially invited to Cinderella’s Ball on Saturday, Nov 14, from 4-8 pm. Arrive anytime at the Powell County High School, Stanton. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at door; Escorts $4 age 18-up. Come and meet your favorite princess! Ladies and Knights of all ages are invited to attend an evening of enchantment! All little royalty will receive a goody bag to fill, an autograph book, and a gift from each princess. Feel free to dress in character if you like. Bring your cameras! Get pictures and autographs with your favorite prince or princess. “Tea and Refreshments” at Alice’s Tea Party Story time with Belle. Then end your evening with a horse drawn carriage ride!! (weather permitting). Pretty in Pink Boutique and Photographer will also be on Site (optional – not included in ticket price). Don’t miss it! Tickets may be purchased from PCHS cheerleaders & coaches. Call 606-663-0760 or 606-422-6096 for pick-up or information
PCHS Class of 1979 Reunion
The reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-9 p.m. at the Powell County Lions Club Park. Invitations were mailed Sept. 23.
If you have questions, would like to help in the planning or did not receive an invitation by Oct. 1, contact Jon Skidmore (w) 606-663-2598, (h) 606-663-5452. Cost will be $20.00 per person. We need old school pictures for the slide show.
Haunting in Mechanicsville will be held at 96 First Avenue in the Clay City Bottoms Oct. 29-31. Admission is $2, with half of all proceeds going to the Powell County Youth Soccer League. The hours for the haunting are: Oct. 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Oct. 30-31, 6:30-10:30 p.m. WARNING: You will be scared, we are not responsible for any accidents or injuries, there will be flashing lights. Enter at your own risk. Come on out and have some fun, and look out for all the children.
Red River Little League Softball Elections
It is time to hold elections for officers for the Red River Little League Softball Organization, per Little League International rules. The meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitaker Bank in Stanton. There will be all six positions open as required and any parent of a player, coach, assistant coach, umpire, concession worker, team parent or anyone that helped the league last year season is eligible to vote. Anyone who cannot attend may pick up an Absentee Ballot from James Cook at the Clay City Times. All ballots will be secured and are anonymous. The final nominations, vote and tallies will occur at the Nov. 6 meeting, with all results being announced that night.
We strongly urge all parties who are interested to attend. We believe the league has shown great strides in the two years we have been a part of Little League and look forward to new people to take the league further in the organization. If you have any questions you may call James at 606-569-5168. Come on out and be heard or vote through the absentee system. Let’s continue to move the girls of Powell County forward.
Community Education, a program of the Clark County Schools, is offering the following classes in October and November: Basic of Word Processing, Beading (Holiday), Concealed Carry Weapons Training, Middle Eastern Dance, Monday Yoga, Polymer Clay-Christmas Ornaments, Self Defense for Women, Shaolin Kung Fu, Street Smarts and Personal Safety (Free), Swing and Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Tax Free Investing (Free), Urban/Outdoor Survival (Free), Wednesday Yoga, State Registered Nurse Aide (starts in January). For more information, or to register, contact Cora Heffner or Lisa Stephens at 859-745-3946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Students must register and pay in advance by sending payment to 24 W. Lexington Ave., Suite 220, Winchester, KY 40391.
The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive in Stanton on Oct. 29 at the Powell County High School from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The drive will be held in the Allied Health Room. Those wanting to donate blood can call 1-800-775-2522 or visit www.kybloodcenter.org for blood drive and donor center details. Blood donors must be 17 (16 with parental consent, the parental permission form can be found on the website and must be signed before you can give blood), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements.
Little League Baseball
The Powell County Little League will have a meeting on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Building behind the Powell County High School.
Curves for a Cure
Curves of Stanton will be having a silent auction on Oct. 22 to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. For questions or more information about how to get involved with the Curves for a Cure event, contact Beverly Grey at 606-663-2373.
Gateway Agritourism Association is having a kick-off event on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5-7p.m. at the Bath County Ag Center, I-64 at Exit 123. Information, refreshments and fun! For more information call 859-498-4540 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Establish a Drug-Free Home
The local Estill/Powell Counties Kentucky ASAP (Agency on Substance Abuse Policy) Board will be providing a series of 5 parenting classes for FREE. Leaders will use the evidence-based curriculum, Guiding Good Choices. It is geared for parents and caregivers of children ages 9-14 years of age. Classes will be held every Tuesday at the Head Start Building located on Ladonna Drive in Clay City from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Classes will take place on November 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, and 15. For more information and to register, please call Sherrie Hale at the Health Department at 663-4360 or Crystal Knox at Head Start at 663-2937.
The Powell County Senior Citizens Center will be having their 12th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stanton City Park Building. There will be lots of items for sale, hot dogs and chili, and a Silent Auction. All proceeds go toward buying meals for the elderly in the county. For more information, call 663-5981.
Powell County Diabetes Support Group
Kentucky River Foothills Rural Health Network is sponsoring a Diabetes Support Class. Classes will meet every second Thursday of the month. Classes meet at the Powell Adult Day Care (behind Foothills Mobile Clinic) in Clay City from 4-5 p.m. For more info, please call Tena at 663-9011
All trick-or-treaters are welcome at the Clay City United Methodist Church next Thursday. Just visit our Pavilion for lots of special treats. You will find us on Seventh Avenue right behind the Whitaker Bank.
Berea Health Ministry Clinic in Berea provides medical care for you. If you have no health insurance or have lost your job, call the clinic (859) 986-1274) for an appointment. We are here to serve you.
The Powell County Health Department and the Powell County Extension Office will hold a series of four Diabetes 101 classes on Tuesdays- Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Powell County Extension Office. Different topics will be covered each night such as an overview of diabetes, meal plans, medications & insulin and preventing complications. The classes are free and participants will receive cookbooks and other giveaways. Please call Stacy Crase at 663-6871 ext. 3 or Pam Dooley at 663-6405 to register.