HOFNOD “Take Me Fishing” returns for 2013
Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) returns to Harlan County for 2013 on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This free “Take Me Fishing” program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. at Martins Fork Lake at Smith, Kentucky. There will be free food and fun for everyone and all gear is provided. Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs is used widely in more than 30 states and territories. It teaches the basics of safe and ethical angling combined with long-term mentoring and positive life skills with conservation education. Visit www.futurefisherman.org to find out more on HOFNOD. For more information contact Thomas or Joyce Heck at 606-574-9213.
An average of 50 youth continue to attend the weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings held at Cumberland baptist Church. An average of 35 participants attend the weekly meetings at Harlan Christian Church. Reformers Unanimous sessions at Immanuel Baptist Church in Teetersville draws an average of 20 participants.
Harlan County News
HYDEN – “Just like basketball, life is a team game,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told participants in the fourth Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 Monday evening. “You need to surround yourself with the right team,” Sheppard instructed the 93 youth participants from three Kentucky counties (Leslie, Harlan and Perry) plus Tennessee....Read More
HARLAN – When cadets from the National Guard’s Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy (ACA) took to the basketball court at Middlesboro High last week their poise and demeanor were easy to spot. Over the next three hours, the seven Honor Platoon members provided encouragement and mentorship to the 182 participants in Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp with former University of...Read More
Three free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE June 17-20. These are the final camps of the year. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 17 – Leslie County, Leslie County High School, off U.S. 421, south...Read More
PRESTONSBURG – “You give hope. You touch lives. And, you do that every year.” That was the sentiment of long-time educator John Hale, principal at Somerset Christian School and chairman of the Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition, who praised the efforts and achievements of UNITE’s Service Corps during a year-end celebration held May 23 at the Mountain Arts Center in...Read More
MIDDLESBORO – Many of the fundamental lessons learned in basketball can be related to everyday life, participants in the second Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 were told Thursday evening, June 6. “Learn to follow the rules early and it will be easier as you get older,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told the 182 youth participants from...Read More