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Complimentary November 2013

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Purchase Area Family Magazine

T H A N K F U L F O R FA M I LY. . . ell this issue of Purchase Area Family Magazine is just huge! It’s crammed full of holiday shopping and seasonal coupons. We hope you’ll shop locally this holiday season and that our shopping guide will remind you of all the great stores we have in the area. Most towns have a dedicated ‘open house’ day or a weekend where businesses will have special deals, giveaways and more! Please let our supporting advertisers know that you saw them in the magazine. We couldn’t publish without them!

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Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 Office 270-415-9400 Karen@purchasefamilymag.com www.purchasefamilymag.com

The magazine features some great articles about subjects we love; an adoption story, a unique local fundraiser to help fight cancer, the next ‘study abroad’ program at WKCTC and a little cosmic science just in time for Thanksgiving. This is a big ‘thank you’ from me to all the people who make this magazine possible. Our account executives, writers, administrative and design staff all did an outstanding job this month.

Contributing Writers: Anisa Cox, Robin Gericke, Jason Lindsey, Shannah Poindexter, Harvest Prude, Gail Robinson-Butler, Tammy Samples, Dr. Heath Schipp, Nikki Tapscott, Gwen Taylor, Kristin Taylor, and Andrew Williams

I was contemplating Thanksgiving while I worked out the other day. It’s a uniquely American holiday and one I have come to love. My son, John, will be visiting for two weeks and we have lots of family stuff planned: We’re going to see the Nutcracker Ballet at the Cason Center, we’re planning on Predators tickets in Nashville and of course, Thanksgiving dinner with Britt’s family in Greenbrier, Tennessee. There will be lots of good food and fellowship I am sure. I am especially thankful for my family this year. I was able to visit England and see all my relatives and friends this past April. As I have mentioned before, I am adopted but I have re-connected with my birth parents, which means I have a large number of people who I consider ‘family’. Growing up, my adopted family was not very big: Only my Uncle Bob had children and family gatherings could fit into his living room. My birth Mum has a large family and there are plenty of cousins, aunts, and now nieces. My father is in St. Louis and I have siblings and aunts, cousins and nieces all over southern Missouri and Illinois. My son, daughter and grandson live in San Francisco; which is literally half way round the world from where I was born.

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Despite the distances involved, I make an effort to stay in touch with everyone. When I first moved to the U.S. over 35 years ago, I wrote a lot of letters. Now, the internet and Facebook have helped a lot and allow me to stay connected. I think that having survived cancer twice my family is more important than ever. This year has been special: I have been able to hug them all.

Calendar of Events: Tell our 80,000⃰ +readers about your event, class, group, church or service! Send an email to purchaseparenting@comcast.net or call the office at 270-415-9400. Art Director: Angie Kimbro Graphic Design: William Decker, Glen Dunkerson and Laura Thornton Advertising: Want to advertise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 270-415-9400 or by email purchaseparenting@comcast.net Advertising Account Executives: William Decker, Gina Dunkerson, Evette Jernigan, Cassie Johnson & Laura Thornton Subscription and Distribution: Want to subscribe or receive a copy of the magazine by mail? Need a back issue? Want to add a location to our distribution? Please call our office at 270-415-9400 or email purchaseparenting @comcast.net Mission Statement: Purchase Area Family Magazine & Little Egypt Family Magazine are committed to providing free, accurate and timely information to readers in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform, and enhance family life. We endeavor to support our communities by providing balanced and informative articles, together with the area’s most comprehensive and inclusive calendar of events.

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S F E AT U R E S New Haven Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 The WKCTC Study Abroad Program 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Cate and Ben’s Story for National Adoption Awareness Month by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Amy Jeffords, Physical Therapist

The Day After Thanksgiving Shopping Madness by: Nikki Tapscott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Wound Care Certified, ABWM

National Hospice Month by: Shannah Poindexter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

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Wound Care Specialist

COMMUNITY NEWS 2nd Annual Stomp Towards a Cure by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Share the Joy of Christmas by: Tammy Samples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

A graduate of St. Louis University, Amy Jeffords has practiced physical therapy for 12 years. She is wound care certified and delivers quality treatment you can trust.

Clemens Center Present The Glass Menagerie by: Gail Robinson Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

ACTIVE CARE Sciatica by: Dr. Heath Schipp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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CALENDAR Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

HOOKED ON SCIENCE Catch Nature’s Fireworks this Thanksgiving by: Jason Lindsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

FITNESS NOTES Changes by: Anisa Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

H E A LT H M AT T E R S Suicide by: Harvest Prude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

PA R E N T S PA G E Helping the Attachment Injured Child by: Andrew Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

E D U C AT I O N M AT T E R S Diary of an Adult Learner by: Gwen Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

ENDING NOTES Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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ur cover this month features Wayne and Trinidad McGee with their daughters, Marti and Grace. Wayne and Trinidad McGee are the proud owners of New Haven Assisted Living; a unique collection of smaller, specialized assisted living facilities located throughout the state of Kentucky. New Haven facilities are located in Paducah, Kevil, Marion, and Princeton, and there are two in Franklin. Each has a local feel and special features which make living there as close to ‘home’ as the McGees and their staff can accomplish. “Each New Haven location is a unique community where the staff and clients care about each other,” Wayne told me during a recent interview. The first New Haven facility opened in Franklin, Kentucky in 2000. Wayne’s mother, Frances McGee, was always the caregiver of the family but after a stroke she needed help in order to live at home. Wayne explained that finding quality care givers proved to be harder then he imagined. “It was

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important to us that mom was provided with reliable, caring support from someone that had a genuine interest in her well-being,” he explained. Wayne became convinced that what he needed to do was to build a facility that would meet the needs of people just like his mother, and was determined to build an assisted living facility that someone as special as his mother would be happy to live in.

Personalized care is the benchmark at New Haven “We are proud to have one of the highest staff to client ratios in the country,” Trinidad told me. “Nationally, you will find an average of one member of staff to between 13 and 20 clients. New Haven has at least two staff members for every 11 clients (or less). Of course all our locations are state licensed and inspected, and our employees receive the usual state and national training, and certification. New Haven wants to go above and beyond the standard care so we provide additional training and orientation for all staff members. This is to ensure that clients get the best care pos‘This article is paid advertising and the information contained therein is provided by the featured individual or business. They are solely responsible for its accuracy.’

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Each New Haven location is a unique community where the staff and clients care about each other.

sible that’s as close to ‘home’ as we can accomplish - the care you would want your mother or father to receive. Every employee is given a drug test and their background checked. Our New Haven @ Home caregivers are bonded and insured.” New Haven Assisted Living facilities provide care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their facilities have both private rooms and suites which can accommodate married couples. Residents are encouraged to bring personal items and furniture with them to New Haven. “Studies have shown the importance of having personal items around when you move to an assisted living facility,” McGee told me. “It really helps to ease the transition. We are pleased to accommodate furnishings that can fit safely into their rooms.” Some clients need more daily care then others and New Haven Assisted Living locations can help provide that continuous care which makes their clients lives comfortable and safe. “The main criterion for our clients is that they can be safely assisted from the building in the event of emergency,” explained Wayne. “As long as that’s possible we can offer a ‘safe haven’ at New Haven!

meals, and we’re proud of our Christmas dinners each year when we invite all the clients’ family members, and show off our family recipes.”

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The cost of long term residential care for a loved one can be expensive and additionally, many families are trying to manage their lives so that Mom or Dad can stay at home for as long as feasibly possible. To meet the increased demand New Haven offers Hew Haven @ Home services. “Our trained and knowledgeable staff can provide care for your loved one in their home,” Trinidad explained. “Our caregivers can be there from between 4 to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.” This is a wonderful service and there are many, many situations where such a flexible home care service is invaluable. “If you would like someone to check on a loved one during the day while you are at work, take them to the grocery store, to church, to the library or physical therapy, we can provide a trained and caring person to do that,” explained Trinidad. New Haven @ Home staff can cook a simple meal or assist a client to accomplish simple domestic tasks.

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”We try very hard to match our caregivers to our clients,” Trinidad explained. “One example might be caring for an individual with early onset Alzheimer’s whose grandchild lives too far away to visit regularly. Matching the client with a care giver who is the approximate age or with the same hair color of their granddaughter might make all the difference in communication and interaction for that client. Many people recovering from illness or surgery have physical therapy or home health visiting them a couple of days a week and need support for those remaining four to five days. “Old people don’t want to be thought of as ‘old’,” Wayne said. “They sometimes feel uncomfortable with a ‘sitter’, dressed in scrubs taking them out or accompanying them. Our staff wears everyday clothing and can be thought of as a friend or companion. It’s nice to hear our clients say things such as ‘I’m going to run around with my friend today and do some errands.’ It reduces embarrassment and that feeling of dependency.”

New Haven Companion Care Being in a nursing home can be very stressful and lonely for

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an elderly person or someone recovering from a stroke, surgery or accident. New Haven care givers are welcome at many local skilled nursing facilities providing supplemental care. “We work with the medical facility very closely, but we are not there to provide nursing care, judge or criticize,” Trinidad explained. Our care companions provide peace of mind and additional comfort in situations where a family member cannot be there 24/7. For instance, we assist a devoted son who, because of his job, is just not able to visit his mother every evening. She might want her nails painted, or her hair fixed, or just to chat or play cards. He knows that even when he is unable to check on her, the New Haven staff member will be there to provide that added layer of security. New Haven works with private insurance, government programs and accepts clients who receive veteran’s benefits. New Haven Assisted Living facilities also offer respite care and temporary accommodations for the elderly during holidays or when family members are unavailable. Each facility does this on a space available basis Wayne and Trinidad invite you to call and arrange a visit to any of the New Haven locations. As Wayne told me, “Our family will be honored to help take care of your family.” For more information please visit their website at www.newhavenal.com.You may also call Wayne or Trinidad McGee at (270) 559-1131 or email wpmtmm@gmail.com. The McGees and the staff of New Haven Assisted Living are always pleased to talk with you about the specific needs of a loved one and to show you around one of their beautiful facilities. v

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HOOKED ON SCIENCE

by: Jason Lindsey, Science Educator – Hooked on Science

Catch Nature’s Fireworks this Thanksgiving!

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hanksgiving is a great time of the year: We eat a lot of really good food and spend time with family, and friends. This year, you might get an opportunity to add a science lesson to your Thanksgiving feast. Comet ISON is scheduled to make an ‘out-of-this-world’ appearance in the sky above Earth on Thanksgiving Day. Some scientists are calling Comet ISON the “comet of the century.” Just like other comets, Comet ISON consists of ice, rock, and gravel; basically it’s a huge dirty snowball. If the comet survives its closest approach to the sun, those looking near the east-southeast horizon early on Thanksgiving Day will get a stunning sky show. The comet could light up the sky for weeks. If you have plans of spending some of your Thanksgiving

watching the sky for Comet ISON, here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of ISON. • Watch from outside the city to avoid light pollution. • Since Comet ISON is a bright comet you will need to use binoculars for the best view. Remember; NEVER look directly at the sun with the naked eye or any viewing device like binoculars. • Observe Comet ISON like a scientist. Ask questions such as, “Where is ISON compared to other objects in the sky?” and “What is the comet’s altitude?” If ISON survives and emerges from the sun’s glare, sky watchers will be able to view Comet ISON’s tail with the naked-eye throughout December. If you miss seeing Comet ISON using a few materials from around the house you can check to see if space dust has made it into your backyard. Materials · Jar · Magnet · White piece of paper Instructions STEP 1: Using the jar, have an adult collect some of the fine dry particles from the gutters around your house. STEP 2: Pour some of the particles onto the white piece of paper. STEP 3: Place the magnet under the white piece of paper and then move the magnet around in circles. STEP 4: Remove all the nonmagnetic particles by tilting and tapping the paper. Explanation The fine particles that attract to the magnet are pieces of space dust. Using a high-powered microscope you can get an up-close peek at your micrometeorites. The micrometeorites should be rounded due to their trip from space to Earth. v

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Robin Gericke

2nd Annual Stomp Towards a Cure Not Your Typical Fundraiser

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n the past few years, cancer has affected many people in my life. My uncle recently passed away after battling cancer for seven years, my grandmother has a rare form of blood cancer, and a friend’s child was diagnosed with leukemia last month. I am sure many of us have been affected by this disease in some way and we now have a fun way to help current cancer patients and support cancer research with ‘stomp towards a cure!’

We’re not running or walking – we’re dancing! Stomp towards a Cure is an event created by Joelle Long, the local store marketer at Texas Road House. She was inspired by the cancer survivors who ate at the restaurant and decided to have a fundraiser for cancer awareness. “Instead of doing a walk or run like 99% of people, we decided to put our spin on it,” she said. Thus, ‘Stomp towards a Cure’ was born. This event is a dance competition between groups of local high schools students and the judges are local cancer survivors. Last year, each group performed a line dance. “This year, there will be many different genres of dancing: 80’s, line dancing, and whatever your heart’s desire,” Long told me. “The evening includes a live band and different acts in between the dance routines. There will also be a guest speaker who will talk about the importance of getting checkups and cancer prevention. During intermission, snack food will be available for sale, and the proceeds will be donated.

Last year, 950 people attended Stomping for a Cure and the event raised $12,000. The money was donated to a Nashville based group, Women Rock for The Cure. This year, all the money raised will go to Baptist Health Paducah’s ‘Your Fight’ cancer fund. Donations will be used locally to enhance oncology services and assist cancer patients. “We picked ‘Your Fight’ because all of the money stays in our area, and you can see it working,” Joelle explained. “This year, we are hoping to have a sold out event at the Carson Center which has 1,800 seats!”

Join the Fun This event is not just for the parents and grandparents of the students dancing, it is for everyone! “What we want to let people know is that this event is for survivors and the families of those with cancer,” Long told me. The event is not just raising awareness about one type of cancer. Each participating school picked a type of cancer out of a hat, and that will be the color of their costumes. “We chose the top 12 cancers that affect the Purchase Area,” said Long. “Curing every kind of cancer is important. My goal for this event is to honor survivors and recognize the families of those who have passed away. This is an event of remembrance of those who fought the fight. Whether they are a survivor or not, everyone is a fighter.”

Stomp Towards a Cure! Stomp Towards a Cure is on Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Carson Center. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased Texas Roadhouse. For more information, email stomptowardsthecure@yahoo.com or call Joelle Long at (270) 422-7000. Whether you, a family member, or a friend has been affected by cancer, you can honor and remember the fighters. By participating in this night of dance and music, you will raise awareness of this disease that affects the lives of so many, have fun, and ‘stomp v towards a cure!’

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he late Frank Kolb of Mayfield described the opening scene in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” in two words, “Very realistic”. Kolb was a 21-year-old first lieutenant with the storied First Infantry Division when he landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944: D-Day. The historic sand and pebble stretch of Normandy coastline will be a featured stop on the 2014 “World War II in Europe” tour. The trip will take place in May 2014 and is sponsored by West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The college program, which will visit England, France and Germany, is part of the study abroad program and is open to WKCTC students, faculty and staff and the community.

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Learn and travel In the spring semester, Berry Craig, author and retired WKCTC history professor, will teach History 120, a survey of World War II that will emphasize the European Theater. The course will be offered online and may be taken for credit or audited. Although the course is optional, it is highly recommended for travelers on the WWII trip. Craig, who has traveled, studied and written extensively in Europe from Spain to the old Soviet Union, will accompany the tour group and offer commentary. Craig will emphasize Kentucky connections to the historic sites the group will visit. “For example, Ensign Shadrach

Boaz of Mayfield was killed on D-Day when his landing craft hit a mine and sank,” Craig explained. “His name is chiseled on the wall in the Garden of the Missing, which is part of the Normandy American Cemetery. The cemetery, which is carpeted with Kentucky bluegrass, was featured in the film, ”Saving Private Ryan.” Craig also told me that Kolb, who is said to have been the first U.S. soldier into Germany in World War II, also fought in the Battle of the Bulge. “So did the late Cpl. Hargus Haywood of Mayfield and the late Lt. William Parks of Paducah,” Craig said. “Both were in the 101st Airborne Division, now stationed at Fort Campbell. Lt. Parks’ daughter, WKCTC Education Professor Pat Blaine, will be the tour director.”

Choose your tour length Participants may choose either the first nine days for “The Liberation of France” option (May 15-23) or the entire 16day “The Western Front” option, which adds Germany (May 15-30). The Liberation of France tour is approximately $3,500 for students and $3,800 for adults age 30 and above. The trip begins with a flight into London and taking a walking tour of Europe’s largest capital city, starting with Trafalgar Square. Finish the second day with England’s most wellknown dish – fish and chips. On the third and fourth day of the trip, travelers have the chance to see the Imperial War and Churchill Museums. They will journey to Portsmouth, the only island city in the United Kingdom and the headquarters of the British Navy for 500 years. After which they will board a ferry headed across the English Channel to Caen. Day five is highlighted with a tour of the beaches of Normandy, the backdrop for the largest seaborne invasion in history. Participants will see Omaha Beach, where the worst fighting took place, followed by Pointe de Hoc and the Caen Memorial. You will complete the tour at the hauntingly serene American Cemetery, where nearly 10,000 American soldiers are buried. Their graves are marked by endless rows of white crosses. The remainder of the France trip features the sights of Paris, including a walking tour of the city’s Latin Quarter and the Arc de Triomphe, which in grand fashion pays tribute to France’s military conquests and its fallen soldiers. You can take in the sights of the matchless Eiffel Tower and visit the Shoah Memorial; the moving Holocaust museum and memorial. Among the poignant exhibitions, visitors will see the Wall of Names that are inscribed with the names of 76,000 French Holocaust victims. www.purchasefamilymag.com November2013 • 17

For approximately $900 more for students and $1,000 for adults, The Western Front tour adds seven more days to the WWII adventure. Visitors will tour Bastogne, the Allied stronghold during the Battle of the Bulge. Next is the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, the 90-acre cemetery remembering more than 5,000 that died during the war. On day eleven, take a train ride to Berlin, the capital of Germany. Visit Checkpoint Charlie Museum. At the site of the best-known crossing point between East and West Germany, visitors will see the museum dedicated to the era of the Berlin Wall. The next day begins with a captivating panel discussion of the WWII legacy followed by a walking tour of the city’s past cafés, restaurants and embassies along Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard.

Day eight opens Paris to each visitor with a free day in the city. With all the WWII history that surrounds the city, there will be plenty to do and see. On the finals day, visitors will travel back to the United States, but for those that choose the 16-day trip, more is on the agenda as the tour continues to Germany.

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The final three days of the tour take visitors through the heart of Munich including Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bayern and the site of the Nazi war crime tribunals; Dachau with a WWII Nazi concentration camp built in 1935 and liberated by Allies in 1945; and Salzburg with the ruins of the Berghof, Hitler’s residence, and the bunkers of many high-ranking Nazis.

Register Now! The tour number for England/ France is #1435787MH and the tour number for The Western Front is #1303828UW. Interested participants can also call 1-877-485-4184. The price of the trips include round trip flights, a full-time tour guide, hotel accommodations, light daily breakfasts, up to eight local dinners, sightseeing tours, and museum entrance fees. Blaine stresses the importance of registering early for the trip as prices can increase periodically. Additional information and early registration details can be found at efcollegestudytours.com. Further information about the WKCTC Study Abroad Program or the WWII trip is available from Blaine at (270) 534-3207. Her email address is pat.blaine@kctcs.edu . v

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ACTIVE CARE

By: Heath Schipp, D.C., Active Care Chiropractic

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all is here and people are out working in their gardens, and trying to locate their holiday decorations in basements and attics. With all of this extra activity comes back pain and leg pain. Pain that starts with your low back and extends into one or both of your legs is called Sciatica. Many Americans experience it every year due to their traumatic lifestyle.

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a severe pain in the leg that is caused by irritation, compression, or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves in the body reaching the size of your finger and running down the back of your leg. Each of the sciatic nerves is made up of 5 spinal nerves that leave the low back and come together to form one nerve that travels down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve travels to the toes, ankles, knees, calf and thigh. When the nerve is irritated, any or all of these areas can hurt.

Symptoms of Sciatica The symptoms of Sciatica vary widely. The pain can be in one leg, both legs, or change from one side to another. Some people experience sharp “shooting pains” which run down the legs and into the toes. Some people experience dull aches and pains in the back, and other individuals have numbness throughout the leg. At times, the pains can be severe and debilitating for days. The pain may then subside for a few days, but has the potential to reappear and get much worse. Many daily activities affect the pain intensity. Prolonged sitting when driving or working at a computer can increase the pain. Walking, bending, twisting, and running can cause the nerve to flair up as well. Sports should be avoided because of the twisting motion as this will cause an increase in pain levels.

Causes of Sciatica There are many causes of Sciatica. One of the most common causes is because of a subluxation. A subluxation occurs when one or more of the low back bones “move out of place” or misalign, which causes pressure or pinching on the sciatic

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nerve roots. This type of Sciatica is easily treated by chiropractors, who specialize in treating subluxations. A disc herniation is another cause of Sciatica. Discs are the shock absorbing cushions which are located between the low back vertebra. When the disc becomes injured due to an accident or fall, the disc bulges out or herniates. When the disc herniates, it contacts the nerve and pinches it, which causes the nerve to fire causing Sciatica. Many other causes have also been linked to this condition. Arthritis, car accidents, child birth, and pregnancy have all caused Sciatica. Years of poor posture, excessive weight, and poor muscle tone can allow small events, (such as bending over), to cause pain.

Treatment of Sciatica The medical doctor may treat the symptoms of Sciatica with pain killers, muscle relaxants, or anti-inflammatory drugs. Physical therapy and nerve injections may also be tried. Surgery to decompress the nerve may be utilized if the case is considered severe. Chiropractic is highly successful at relieving Sciatica. The chiropractor will find the source of the nerve irritation and relieve it. Treatment will vary according to the severity of the condition. With the majority of patients, a few gentle adjustments are all that is needed to relieve pressure off of the nerve. Whatever the cause of your pain, do not wait to get it treated as the longer you wait, the harder it is to correct. Too many people wait to see if it will get better on its own only to find out that waiting has made the problem worse. Call your Chiropractor today and get treated. v

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by: Kristin Taylor

Editor’s Note: Both my sister and I are adopted and have known all our lives that we were a gift of love from our birth mothers to our adopted parents. This magazine has featured many adoption stories over the past ten years, but I never grow tired of reading about the joy adoption brings to families and individuals across the world. One of our great writers, Kristin Taylor, is the mom of two beautiful children. Here’s her story.

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he first-year teacher was discussing the life cycle of a mammal with a dozen first and second graders when she drew upon a comparison to shield them from the bulk of the ‘bird and the bees’ talk: “You know, like you were born from your mom.” My daughter Cate decided to inform her class: “I wasn’t in my mom’s belly. I’m adopted.” (This story is based on my daughter’s version. She tends to remember details, so I trust it is true.) I’m sure she caught her 22-year-old teacher off guard. But that was that. However the story said more to me: It made me thankful that, although Cate recognizes her birth story is different than most of her friends, she isn’t ashamed to share it. Being adopted is normal for her. These are the conversations we have regularly, each time revealing more details about her birth mom, our time with this young woman who helped us have a family, and her birth which we were fortunate enough to have witnessed. As she gets older, Cate wants to know more about the seven nights we spent in the hotel waiting for the interstate adoption paperwork to be approved by both Indianapolis and Kentucky. Earlier this year on her 6th birthday I showed her pictures of her birth mom for the first. It was the sweetest, most revealing adoption conversation we shared. This topic is an ongoing dialogue around our house. About 2 1/2 years after Cate was born, our son was born. As Cate I happy to explain, Ben wasn’t in my belly either – this is is our family. This is our story.

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Being aware and supportive November is Adoption Awareness Month. There are other stories about hope and life and some are like ours, domestic newborn adoptions. Others are older children through the state’s foster system and some families choose to bring home children from other countries. The National Council for Adoption estimates 18,000 or more U.S.-born infants are placed for adoption every year while another 8,500 adoptions involve international-born children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau funds the National Adoption Month initiative each November through a partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway in hopes of encouraging permanent homes for the 104,000 kids in foster care nationally.

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Foster and Adoption Resources in Western Kentucky Adoption Support for Kentucky – Support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents; meets the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Bucker Lane, Paducah; meets the last Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Community Fellowship Baptist Church, Hickory; contact Tammy DeBoe at 270-994-2466 or Kim Armistead at 502-558-6846 or raka1214@yahoo.com. Starfish Orphan ministries http://starfishorphanministry.org There are almost 30 other Kentucky adoption agencies listed at www.adopting.com/ky-domestic.html Supporting adoption doesn’t mean you have to actually adopt, but it may mean you invest financially, emotionally or physically into the lives of the family in the trenches waiting to bring a child home. Our friends and family are part of our adoption stories because we believe in community.

Adoption is our story From the time they were just days old, strangers have told us how much Cate looks like me or Ben resembles my husband’s family. Sometimes we grin and nod, at other times we share our story with them. My husband and I are raising a girl who remembers details and isn’t afraid to tell the truth along with a 24 • November2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com

boy who embraces life to its fullest. We’re bringing up two of the best things God has ever done for us. We may not be related by blood, but this is our family. Adoption is the story of how we became a family. It’s one I will tell over and over as long as someone listens. And now I’m glad to know my girl will tell it too. Kristin Taylor and her husband, Greg, live with this adopted family of theirs in Murray. She shares more stories about how her kids make her laugh, inspire her to live in the present and challenge her in ways nobody has before at www.kristinhilltaylor.com. You can learn more about adoption awareness at www.nationaladoptionday.org and www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/index.cfm. v

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EVENTS CALENDAR We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information in this calendar; however, changes and cancellations may have occurred since publication. We recommend that you verify all information. To include a new listing or make changes to an existing listing please email calendar@purchasefamilymag.com

November FRIDAY 1: ALL SAINT’S DAY Dinosaur Train. Class Acts Series. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre.7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

SUNDAY 3: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS Knee-High Naturalist: Radical Reptiles. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11 a.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Holiday Open House. Downtown and LowerTown Paducah. 1-5 p.m. 270.444.8649. Blacksmithing. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Truly Talon-ted. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 2:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

MONDAY 4:

SATURDAY 2:

Stuart Little. Class Acts Series. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

Volunteer Work Day. Land Between the Lakes. Homeplace. 8:30 a.m. – Noon. www.lbl.org or 270-924-2007.

TUESDAY 5: ELECTION DAY

Harvest Dinner. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. – Noon. Free program with paid admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Baby and Me. McCracken County Public Library. 11 a.m. Call: 270-442-2510.

Shoreline Stroll Hike. Meet at Nature Watch Area Bobcat Point, Land Between the Lakes. 11 a.m. Weather permitting. Call 270-924-2299 or www.lbl.org

“Desktop Terrariums.” Toolbox Classes hosted by Purchase Area Master Gardeners. 5 p.m. Free. McCracken County Extension Office. Call to register: 270-554-9520.

American Girl Book Club – Rebecca. McCracken County Public Library. 1 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

Memphis. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

Off the Shelf Book Discussion. Girl in the Blue Beret. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net

The True Kentucky Wildcats. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Memphis. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony. Paducah Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Carson Center. www.paducahsymphony.org

Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center, Paducah. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. 270-443-1746.

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Story Hour. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.

WEDNESDAY 6:

THURSDAY 7:

Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119 River’s Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema. 270-441-7007. To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

FRIDAY 8: Murray’s Annual Holiday Open House. Vintage Rose Emporium. 303 N. 12th Street, Murray. Mayfield’s Annual Holiday Open House. For specific dates, times and deals visit facebook.com/mayfieldgraveschamber.com. River’s Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema. 270-441-7007. To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

SATURDAY 9: Fall Frolic. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 270-9242020 or www.lbl.org Murray’s Annual Holiday Open House. Vintage Rose Emporium. 303 N. 12th Street, Murray. Mayfield’s Annual Holiday Open House. For specific dates, times and deals visit facebook.com/mayfieldgraveschamber.com. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Firewood for Winter. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with paid admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org River’s Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema. 270-441-7007. Fantasmagoria: An art happening. Pinecone Art Gallery. LowerTown Arts District. Public invited. Art to view with flashlight or smartphone. Reception: Lower Town Second Saturday, 2 - 5 PM @ 419 N. 7th Street (upstairs above the gallery). Full lighted gallery viewing of work same day as reception; Noon - 6PM. To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

SUNDAY 10: Murray’s Annual Holiday Open House. Vintage Rose Emporium. 303 N. 12th Street, Murray. Knee-High Naturalist: Magical Metamorphosis. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11 a.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org My Family Tree. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Sunday Afternoon Safari. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Mayfield’s Annual Holiday Open House. For specific dates, times and deals visit facebook.com/mayfieldgraveschamber.com. River’s Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema. 270-441-7007. To Kill a Mockingbird. Market House Theatre. 2:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com 270444-6828.

MONDAY 11: VETERAN’S DAY Veteran’s Day Parade & Celebration. 11 a.m. Broadway from 2nd -17th streets, Paducah.

TUESDAY 12: Story Hour. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Baby and Me. McCracken County Public Library. 11 a.m. Call: 270-442-2510.

WEDNESDAY 13: A Tribute to the Beatles. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org

THURSDAY 14: Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119 2nd Annual Texas Roadhouse Stomping Towards a Cure. Carson Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Benefits Baptist Health Cancer Fund. For more information or tickets, call Joelle Long, 270-442-7000.

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EVENTS CALENDAR Art in Horticulture Class - Printmaking. 1-3 p.m. McCracken County Extension Office. 270-554-9520. Evening Upstairs: Remember the Raisin – Kentucky’s Contribution in the War of 1812. McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St. 7 PM. 270.442.2510 • mclib.net

FRIDAY 15: Mathemagic. Class Acts Series. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 270-4504444. www.thecarsoncenter.org The Glass Menagerie. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. www.artsinfocus.org Out of Thin Air. Carson Center Family Series. 6:45 p.m. 270-450-4444. www.thecarsoncenter.org

SATURDAY 16: Kenny Woods’ Gun Show. Paducah Expo Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 563.927.8176. rkshows.com Bake-Off: Hearth vs. Woodstove. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. The Glass Menagerie. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. www.artsinfocus.org

SUNDAY 17: Knee-High Naturalist: A Very Vulture World. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11 a.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Kid’s Fossil Field Trip. Meet at Golden Pond Observatory, Land Between the Lakes. 1 – 4 p.m. Free. Weather permitting. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Kenny Woods’ Gun Show. Paducah Expo Center. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 563.927.8176. rkshows.com Carson Center Myre Series presents Mark Lowry. 3 p.m. 270-450-4444. www.thecarsoncenter.org

MONDAY 18: TUESDAY 19: Story Hour. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Baby and Me. McCracken County Public Library. 11 a.m. Call: 270-442-2510.

WEDNESDAY 20: THURSDAY 21: WEAR BLUE FOR CHILDREN’S GRIEF AWARENESS DAY. Junie B. Jones’ Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Class Acts Series. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119 Pulp Fiction. Maiden Alley Film Brew. Doors open at 6 p.m.; film begins at 7 p.m. Intermission of beer and snacks. www.maidenalleycinema.org

FRIDAY 22: Junie B. Jones’ Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Class Acts Series. The Carson Center. 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

SATURDAY 23: Knitted Winter Clothing Workshop: A Victorian Knitted Cap. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $50/person; bring lunch. With Cindy Earls & Charlotte Huggins. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Wool for Warmth: Dressing for Winter. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free program with paid admission. Call 270-924-2299 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Hammerheads: The Native Woodpeckers of LBL. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Milner & Orr's 16th Annual Holiday Remembrance Service. First Christian Church, Paducah. 6 p.m. Open to all families who have experienced a loss at anytime, whether services were held at Milner & Orr or elsewhere. Community-wide service. No admission fee. 270-442-5100.

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Starfish Orphan Ministry is having pictures with Santa! ROK Photography will be offering come and go mini sessions all afternoon. It will be a great kick off to the Christmas season with holiday vendors, refreshments, and of course a fantastic Santa Claus at Starfish! Ashley Storie 270-748-6970

alquiltmuseum.org. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are free. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance.

SUNDAY 24:

Paducah Railroad Museum - 200 Washington Street. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org

Knee-High Naturalist: Who’s Who with Owls. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11 a.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org History of the Homeplace Buildings. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Red Wolves. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

MONDAY 25: Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker.Carson Center. 7:30 p.m. 270-450-4444.

Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com. Paducah Railroad Museum – 200 Washington St. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org River Discovery Center – 117 S. Water Street. Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sunday 1 – 5 PM . $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 270-5759958. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org

TUESDAY 26: Free Family Law Clinic. McCracken County Public Library. 4-6 PM. Pre-registration is encouraged for personalized help, but is not required. To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 442-5518. Held the last Tuesday of each month. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office.

WEDNESDAY 27: HANUKKAH BEGINS AT SUNDOWN.

Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum - 631 Kentucky Ave. Interpreting Paducah's & Western KY's roles in the Civil War. Fri/Sat Noon to 4PM; 10AM-4PM when riverboats in port; group tours by appt. Adults $3/child 6-12 $1/under 6 free 575-5477. The William Clark Market House Museum – 121 Market House Square. Mon – Sat 12 – 4 PM. $3 ages 12 and up, $1 ages 6 – 11, 443-7759

Marvelous Mammals. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Whitehaven Welcome Center – I-24, exit 7. Tours 1 – 4 PM daily, Tours every half hour, daily 1:30 – 4 PM. FREE. 554-2077.

THURSDAY 28: THANKSGIVING

Religious Services & Meetings:

Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119

FRIDAY 29: Winter Backyard Birding. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Special Holiday Presentations. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Planetarium. Through December 23. For more information, visit www.lbl.org/PLGate.html Michael Bolton in Concert. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. 270-450-4444.

SATURDAY 30: Small Business Saturday. Shop small and support local businesses. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Christmas in 1850. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 - 4 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Bonkers for Bald Eagles. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: THROUGH DECEMBER 3: SAQA Seasonal Palette exhibit. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

THROUGH DECEMBER 3: SAQA Seasonal Palette exhibit. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

THROUGH JANUARY 14, 2014: Two Approaches: Now & the Future of Quilting. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

SECOND SATURDAYS Gallery Walk . Visit Lowertown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday. 12PM – 8 PM. Apprenticeship for Artists. Ages 13+. Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department. 444-8508. Glass Artisan Guild. Meets in Murray and is open to all. For information, contact Judi Little at 270-436-5132 or visit www.artisanglassguild.com. Meets the 2nd tue at 6PMUsually at the Murray Transit Center- but we also meet in members studios for special projects and demonstrations. Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city"s important role during the Civil War. Call 1-800-PADUCAH for more. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings, Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151. National Quilt Museum. 215 Jefferson Street. For more, call 442-8856. www.nation-

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church - 270-554-5256 or 270-443-7787 amazinggracelutheranpaducah.org unbridledword@yahoo.com Meets at House of Hope, 2025 Clarkline Road SUNDAY Service: 10 AM

Arcadia United Methodist Church - 270-442-3313 261 Lone Oak Road, Paducah. arcadiachurch.org SUNDAY School: 9 AM; Worship Service: 10 AM TUESDAY: Men's Prayer Gathering, 7:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice, 7 PM

Bellview Baptist Church – 554-3173 www.bellviewbaptistpaducah.com SUNDAY School: 9 AM; Worship Service: 10 AM; Sunday Evening: 6 PM; WEDNESDAY Evening: 6:30 PM

Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-876-7239 www.bethelcpchurch.org “Come Grow With Us” SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM.; Worship, 10 AM. & 6 PM. Youth (6th-12th grade) , 6 PM WEDNESDAY: 5:30 Meal 6 PM AWANA (0-5th) Youth (6th-12th) Adult Bible Study

Broadway Baptist Church 2435 Broadway Pastor: Brother Steve Gorham; Sunday School, 10 AM; Sunday worship, 11AM; Sunday evening, 6 PM; Wednesday worship, 7 PM

Broadway Church of Christ - 270-443-6206 2855 Broadway Street, Paducah. www.broadwaycoc.com SUNDAY: Morning Worship, 9:30 AM; Bible Study, 10:45 AM Evening Worship, 6 PM MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Precious Pottery Preschool, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM TUESDAY: Clothing Give Away, 10:00 AM – noon WEDNESDAY: Ladies Bible Class, 10:00 AM, Bible Classes 6:30 PM

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401 www.bumc-paducah.org SUNDAY: Fellowship Time 9 AM. Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 AM. Worship 10:30 AM Youth group (grades 6-12) – 6 PM.Youth Activities, Sunday 6 PM.

SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 WEDNESDAY Praise & worship, 6 p.m., Igert Hall. SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 Mother's Day Out- Children 3 months -5 years meets Tuesday

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EVENTS CALENDAR and Thursdays from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Call 443-2401 ext. 216 for more information. Counseling Services: New Directions Counseling for stress, sadness, abuse; office hours by appointment, call 270-217-2753; Choirs available for all ages. Contact Art DeWeese @270-443-2401 for information. Brooks Pool is open to the community for Year-Round Swimming in our indoor heated pool. Swim lessons, and lifeguard certification are available. Pool Rental for private parties. Water Aerobics: Monday – Friday 10 AM. Power Water Aerobics: Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church Clements & Powell St, Paducah • Pastor Pail Hatcher Sunday School: 10:00 AM; Worship Service: 11:00 Wednesday Service: 6:30 PM.

AM;

Evening Service: 6

PM;

Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017 2201 Washington Street: SUNDAY: Bible Study Classes for all ages 9:30 AM, Morning worship 10:30 AM, Evening worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study classes for all ages 7:00 PM EVERY TUESDAY: Ladies' Bible Class, 1 - 2 PM last SATURDAYS: "Dorcas Day" Clothing Give-Away 9 AM-Noon (except for Oct, Nov, and Dec)

Christ Chapel E.M.C. Pastor Dr. Tom Hiter. Traditional Anglican--1928 BCP. SUNDAYS 8:30 AM, "The Lighthouse" floating Chapel on Kentucky Lake (moored at Southern Komfort Marina). WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM, Hiter Chapel in Fairdealing. Call for directions 270-354-9132.

Community Fellowship Baptist Church - 270-856-4463 Off of Hwy 45 in Hickory, Ky SUNDAY at 9:45 AM for Sunday School • Worship 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY Night Service 6:30 PM • Sunday Night Small Groups 6:00 PM

Concord Christian Center- 270-441-7900 3661 James Sanders Blvd., Paducah KY (Across from Hutson's and Sam's) • churchbythemall.com SUNDAY: Small Groups: 9.45 a.m., Worship: 10.45 a.m., 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY Service: 7 p.m.

Concord United Methodist Church - 443-2669 www.concordpad.com SUNDAY Worship Times - 8:15 AM, 10:30 AM & 6 PM; Coffee/Donuts/ Fellowship – 9 AM. Sunday School - 9:30 AM Tuesday - 6:30 PM - WISE Bible Study for women WEDNESDAY Fellowship Meal- 5:15 PM (call to make reservations); B.L.A.S.T. for Kids,Youth Meeting & Adult Bible Study 6 PM THURSDAY- Men's Prayer Breakfast – 8 AM The Prayer Room is open to the public Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM • Plus Homemakers, Scouts, Blood Drives and other Occasional Events. Child care is Provided in the Nursery during Sunday Morning Services

Concord West Church of Christ-270-744-8440 4715 Mayfield Metropolis Road SUNDAY Bible Study 9:00AM, Worship 10:00AM, Evening Worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Paducah - 442-2728 www.fbcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Early Morning Service, 8:30 AM; Bible Study, 9:50 AM;Late Morning Service,11 AM , Sunday night prayer service, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal, 5 PM; AWANA, 5:45 PM; Worship, 6 PM; Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7 PM.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Benton www.fccdcbentonky.org 527-8560 - 2515 S Main Street Facebook: First Christian Church Disciples of Christ Benton Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RevTim1000?feature=mhee SUNDAY: Church school 9:45 AM, Worship: 10:45 AM • WEDNESDAY: Youth night 5:30-7 PM • MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Men's exercise group: 9-10 AM

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Paducah, Ky 270443-8251 • 415 Audobon Drive Paducah, KY www.fccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30 AM, Traditional Worship 10:45 AM, (Sanctuary Upper Level), 10:45 AM; Celebration Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall – Lower Level), 10:45 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545 SUNDAY: Church School 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Youth Choir (6TH - 12TH

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grades), 4:30 PM, Youth Group 5:30 - 7 PM, Handbells, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Children's Choir & activities 4 - 5:45 PM; Adult Choir 7 PM

Fountain Avenue United Methodist - 443-1724 SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9

AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. Evening Services: 6 p.m. MONDAY/THURSDAY: Quilting Group, 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner, 5:30 PM ($5/ call for reservation by Tuesday Noon); Program and youth activities, 6 PM; Choir, 6:30 PM.

Four Rivers Covenant Church – 270-444-6598 or 1-866-733-7245 Paducah Campus: 1200 Broadway • Lakes Campus: 109 Main Street, Calvert City SUNDAY: Worship- 9:30 & 11:00AM

Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah - 534-1900 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:00 AM, Morning Worship 10:15 Worship 6:00 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening Worship 6:00 PM.

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Evening

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 www.gracechurchint.org SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM

Grace Bible Church - 554-0808 SUNDAY: Celebration Service, 9:45 AM - Potluck following Sunday services. WEDNESDAY: Service, 6:30 PM

Harmony Baptist Church – 270-488-3115 9215 OGDEN LANDING ROAD • HARMONYPASTOR@GMAIL.COM - FIND US ON FACEBOOK! SUNDAY: 10 AM, Sunday School; 11 AM Morning Worship, Children's Church; 5:30 PM AWANA; 6 PM Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: 7 PM Prayer and Praise, Bible Buddies

Heartland Worship Center - 534-1400 SUNDAY: Sunday School - . 8, 9:15, 10:45 AM; Sunday Services – 9:30, 10:45 AM & 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Evening Service – 6 PM; Children’s activities - 6 PM; Middle/High School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM.

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 554-3572 SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM, Worship -10:45 AM, Youth and Evening Worship 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening meal- 5:15 PM, Youth- 5:30 PM, Bible Study- 6PM, Adult Choir- 7PM.

Hillcrest Baptist Church - 270-217-2796 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9 AM, Services 10 AM and 5 PM. Hillcrest Preschool, MONDAY - FRIDAY Family Movie Night , THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH HILLCREST PRESCHOOL, Monday - Friday

House of Hope Ministries, 270-933-1069 www.hohmin.org, Pastor Michael Pryor

SUNDAY - 9:30 – 10:15 AM, Purpose Driven Life Class and Sunday School; 11 AM, Worship Service WEDNESDAY – 6:30 – 7:15 PM, Midweek Fill-up Service

Immanuel Baptist Church - 443-5306 www.ibcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Prayer, 9:00AM; Sunday School, 9:30AM; Worship, 10:45AM. MIX for Youth (Grades 6-12) - 4:00-6:00PM.

WEDNESDAY: Shepherd's Table Dinner - Food served from 4:50-5:30PM. $4 for adults and $2 for children. JourneyKidz (Preschool Choir & Activities and Children's Choir & Handbells/Chimes) - 5:45-7:00PM Youth Group (Grades 6-12) 5:45-7:00PM. Prayer Meeting - 6-7PM. Choir Rehearsal - 7:05-8:15PM. Discipleship Groups: Current Groups: Faith & Fiction - Last THURSDAYS, 7:00PM. Thursday Morning Study Group - 6:30AM. Service Opportunities: Mission Meal for River City - 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00PM

Jesus Christ Little House of Prayer - 898-9875 SUNDAY: Morning Worship 10 AM. Evening Worship 6 PM. THURSDAY: Evening Service. 6:30 PM.

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9 Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

EVENTS CALENDAR Service Times: SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Worship Service 10

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Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 443-3689 www.margarethank.org

The Journey Church – Marshall County 198 Old Symsonia Rd., Benton, KY 42025

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship, 10:30 AM; Evening service, 6 PM

Service Time: SUNDAYS, 11 AM

McKendree United Methodist Church - 488-3770 or 488-2444. SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM Worship, 10:30 AM Youth and

Ledbetter United Methodist Church 200 Golden Meadow Drive, Ledbetter.

Children Activities, 4:30 PM Evening Worship, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 6:30 PM EVERY 3RD SATURDAY, Senior Citizens Social Dinner - 4:30 to 6 PM. Clothes Closet: Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM.; Saturday: 9 AM Noon. Most items 25 cents to $1.

SUNDAY: Worship Service 9:30 AM; Sunday School 10:30 AM

Living Word Pentecostal Church - 575-3477 SUNDAY: Morning Sunday School/Worshi- 10 AM. Evening Worship - 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study - 7 PM Bus Ministry: 270-564-5706 or 270-210-9086

Lone Oak Church of Christ - 554-2511 www.loneoakchurchofchrist.com SUNDAY: Worship 10 AM, Sunday School 9 WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM

AM,

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Evening Service 6

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Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 554-1441 www.loneoakfbc.org SUNDAY: Adult Sunday School, 7:30 AM; Morning Worship – 8:30 AM, 9:35 AM, & 11 AM; Sunday School – 8:30 AM & 9:45 AM; Evening Worship – 7 PM WEDNESDAY: Children’s Mission Groups & Preteen Group– 5:45 PM; Youth– 6PM; Children’s Choirs & Prayer Meeting– 6:30 PM Adult Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal – 7:15 PM

Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian - 488-2588

SUNDAY: Donuts & Coffee, 9 AM.; Sunday School, 9:30 AM.; Morning Worship, 10:30 AM.; Evening, 6 PM. • WEDNESDAY: Evening meal, 5:30 PM.; Bible Study (all ages), 6:15 PM

Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 618-564-2616 SUNDAY: Sunday school 10 AM, Worship 11 AM, Evening worship6 PM, Youth group 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible study 6:30 PM, Junior youth group 6:30 PM Contact:Bro. David LeNeave, contact@mscpchurch.com

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 554-0518 www.mtzionpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday school, 9 AM; Worship, 10 AM & 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, 6:30 PM.

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumcpaducah.org

New City Fellowship –270-816-3053 www.ncfpaducah.com, Pastor Ismael Gurrola

SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM, Sonrise Servise 8 AM, Celebration Service Worship 10:15 AM, Youth Group 5 PM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6 PM, Bell Choir 6 PM, Chancel Choir 7 PM

New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland – 898-9664

Lutheran Church of the Cross - 618-524-4628 2601 North Avenue, Metropolis, IL 62960

SUNDAY: Worship: 10 AM at Paducah’s Sportsplex Life Groups throughout the weekdays SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM

New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 443-8866 www.ngccarp.org SUNDAY: 10 AM worship; 11:30 AM intergenerational Bible Study; meal following TUESDAY: Women's ministry 7 PM THURSDAY: Men's ministry 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM TUESDAY – FRIDAY: Biblical counseling available by appointment

New Harvest Church of God www.newharvestchurchpaducah.com SUNDAY: Morning Worship and Children's Church (Age 11 & under), 10:30 AM; Evening Camp Meeting, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 7PM For Youth Information: The River Youth Ministries. Contact Melanie Rogers, (270) 978-1761 or email: melattheriver@yahoo.com

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 www.newhopecpchurch.org newhopecpchurch@hotmail.com • Pastor: Jeff Biggs Youth Pastor: Drew Gray Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Youth & Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Youth & KFC (KIDS FOR CHRIST) 6:00 PM Adult Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Monday Night Females- 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-898-2630 or 270-350-7262 Rev. Danny York, Pastor • 9104 US Hwy 68 West, Calvert City, KY 42029 SUNDAY School: 9:30AM; SUNDAY Morning Worship: 10:30AM; SUNDAY Evening Worship: 6:00PM WEDNESDAY Evening Bible Study: 6:00PM Visit us on Facebook.

Oaklawn Baptist Church – 442-1513 www.oaklawnbaptistky.org SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:45 AM; Worship 11 AM & 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM; God's Children 7 PM

Olivet Baptist Church - 442-3267 email: office@obcpaducah.org SUNDAY: 9 AM - Sunday School; 10 AM - Morning Worship, Kids Worship Time (ages 3 to K); 5:45 PM – Awana For Kids (ages 2 to 6th grade); 6:00 PM – Evening

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Worship; WEDNESDAY: 6:30 PM – Bible Studies for ages 2 through Adult

THURSDAYS: 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Mother’s Day Out Program. Ages 1-4.

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah,

Reidland Christian Church – 898-3904 www.reidlandchristian.org

Pastor - Bob Kelley, bkelley@vci.net SUNDAY: Sunday School, 10 AM, Morning Worship and Children's Church 11 AM, SUNDAY EVENING 6 PM; WEDNESDAY: Teaching Time for Adults and Patch the Pirate Club for Children 7 PM; FRIDAYS: Reformers Unanimous, a group that will help you overcome addictions, 7 - 9 PM. Clothes Closet open 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. FRIDAYS: RUI, Addiction Recovery Program. 7 PM. If you need a ride or more information, call the church office.

SUNDAY: 9:30 AM Sunday school; 10:30 AM Worship; 6 PM Bible study WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Family Meal; 7 PM Bible study for children/adults .

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – 422-1000 1110 N. 14th Street, Paducah

Reidland Seventh Day Adventist Church - 270-898-3010 5320 KY Dam Road, Paducah, KY 42003 SATURDAY: Sabbath School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 11 AM. A FREE delicious vegetarian fellowship meal is served 1st Sabbath of each month following worship service. WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM.

SUNDAY: Explorer Hour: 9:30 AM; Worship 11AM, 1st Sunday: Lord Supper 6PM, 1ST & 3RD MONDAY: Women’s Fellowship 6 PM, 3RD MONDAY: Brotherhood 6 PM, WEDNESDAY: Prayer/Bible Study 6 PM, 1ST WEDNESDAY: Youth Bible Study 6 PM

Reidland United Methodist

The Potter's House Baptist Worship Center -270-928-9905 www.pottershousebwc.com

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church - 444-6383 Rosary@bellsouth.net

SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Sunday evening 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Small groups for adults and children, 7 PM Nursery Service provided for all services.

Reidland Baptist Church – 898-6243 rbaptist@bellsouth.net • www.reidlandbaptistchurch.org SUNDAY: 9:00AM Sunday School (classes for all ages), Morning Worship Service 10:10AM-11:30 AM; Children's Church (ages 4 to 3rd grade); 5:30 - 7 PM. Choir practice, Youth and children's programs and recreation; 6 - 7 PM Adult Bible Study.

Faithweaver Friends, preschool - 6th grade. Wednesdays: 5:15 - 7:30 PM. Free dinner & fun, interactive bible discussions for kids. For more, call 270-217-0400.

Mass Schedule: TUESDAY AND FRIDAY, 5:30 PM; SUNDAY, 10:30 AM 2nd Friday Fish Fry. 711 Ohio Street. Fish, Spaghetti, beans, slaw, drink, and one dessert for a $10 donation to Rosary Chapel. Serve from 4:30-6:30 PM. Carry outs are available.

Spring Bayou Baptist Church- Kevil- 462-3014 www.springbayou.com SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM; Morning Worship & WeeWorship - 10:45 AM; Awana Program - 5 PM; Evening Worship - 6 PM • WEDNESDAY EVENING, 7 PM.

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678 www.southlandbaptisttemple.com SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6

Evening Service,

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Youth Group; 6-7:45 PM, Nursery provided for all services and Sunday school. Adult Life University Classes; Prayer Service: 6:30 - 7:45 PM. TUESDAYS &

AWANA (2 - 6th grade), The Light (7th - 12th grade); 6:45 PM Adult Bible Classes

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Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us FRIDAY: Lay-led Services: 5:30PM; Rabbi-led Services: 7PM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY - Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516 www.facebook.com/TUMCPaducah office@trinitypaducah.com 270-362-2171, http://stpiusx.us • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 6 PM

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org - Mass Schedule: MONDAY –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 at 11

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 554-3810. www.stjohn-theevangelist.org Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 AM

SATURDAY: 5 PM; Sunday: 7:30 AM & 9 AM

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 442-8294 SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship, Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. THURSDAY: Youth Faith Formation, 6:30 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343

SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45 AM; Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AMThe Lutheran Hour, Christian outreach radio program can be heard locally on WNGO 1320-AM and WKYX 570-AM each Sunday at 6PM Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calvert City – 270-395-4727 www.stpiusx.us Pastor: Father Anthoni Ottagan

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30AM;Worship 10:30AM; TUESDAY: Women's Bible Study 9-11AM (TUMC) & 6:00-8:00PM (offsite) WEDNESDAY: Awana (2yr old- 5th Grade) 5-6:45PM Youth (6th-12 grade): 5:30-6:45PM, Choir: 6-7PM

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634

SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship. 8,10 and 10:45 AM WEDNESDAY: Awana: 5:30 - 7 PM, Mid-Week Service 6 PM.

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

www.unitedcentralpres.org info@unitedcentralpres.org Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship 10:45 AM, Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.

United Church of Paducah – 442-3722. www.uccpaducah.org

SUNDAY: Worship celebration–10 AM; Coffee and refreshments–11- 11:20AM; Christian Education until noon.

Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 waldobaptist.org

SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9 AM; Morning Worship Service, 10 AM; Evening Worship Service, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry, 5:30 PM; Mid-Week

Mass Times: TUES: 6 PM. WED – FRI: 8 AM. SAT: 4:30 PM. SUN: 10 AM.

Service, 7 PM

St. Thomas More Catholic Church - 534-9000 www.stmore.org

West End Baptist Church - 443-1043

Mass Schedule: MONDAY & THURSDAY: 6 PM • TUESDAY & FRIDAY: 7 AM

SATURDAY: 5:30 PM • SUNDAY: 9 & 11 AM (1 PM En Español) Nursery available at all services. • WEDNESDAY: Mother’s Day Out • THURSDAY: Moms Group Playgroup 4TH MONDAY EVENING: Active MOMS group Active couples group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 10:45 AM; Evening Worship, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal 5:30 PM - Reservations required. Call church office by noon Tuesday. Children/Youth Bible Study and Adult Prayer Service: 6:30 PM

West Kentucky Christian Alliance (non-denominational) 270-994-3230 We are working on the Paducah Area Christian Festival, to be held in Paducah in September. All who would like to volunteer to become a part of this ministry, please contact us for meeting times. 270-994-3230.

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919 Rev. Sharon Murray www.westminsterpresbyterianpaducah.org

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship, 10:15 AM Free childcare available; Women's Circle Bible Study, 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 6:30 PM.

Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church (formerly United Central Presbyterian Church) – 442-6414

zioncpcinfo@gmail.com ; https://sites.google.com/site/zioncpc/ SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9:45 AM, Worship: 10:45 AM. Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.

On-Going Community Events & Notices: Downtown Paducah Farmer’s Market is open! Love Books and Love Bikes? Check-out books; check-out a bike lock! Something good to know - the McCracken County Public Library has bike locks at the front desk for check out. (Use your library card.) So, when you ride to the library and impulsively stop in for a browse, you don't have to leave your bike unattended and in danger of being stolen. Just go to the front desk and check out a lock. Leadership Paducah applications now available. Selection of class participants is conducted by the Leadership Paducah Foundation Board of Directors. Visit the Chamber’s website at www.paducahchamber.org or www.leadershippaducah.org or contact Stacy Thomas at the Paducah Chamber for an application form (270) 443-1746 or sthomas@paducahchamber.org. Deadline for application submission is Monday, May 13, 2013. DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book discussion for Salting Roses will be held Monday, March 18 at 1:00 PM The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. The discussion of The End of Your Life Book Club will be held on April 15 at 1:00 PM New members are welcome to attend our discussions. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699.

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Silver Addiction Trends iSilver Addiction Trends located in Draffenville between Domino's and Subway. The store features Ladies apparel and accessories. Gift Certificates Available. Hours are Monday -Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2. Stop by and check us out or visit us on Facebook, Silver Addiction Trends.

Sisters Closet

La Belle Maison We have exquisite ladies apparel that is comfortable, colorful, sophisticated and casual. We also carry home decor & accessories that are stunning in any household. Whatever your holiday needs, you're sure to find it La Belle Masion. As always, FREE gift wrapping and FREE delivery around the Benton area.

Loudmouth Consignment LoudMouth Consignment is the new generation of consignment shopping. We pay 50% to our consignor's and we ONLY carry the highest quality "in style" name brands. We also carry home decor, household items and small furniture. Make sure to like us on Facebook for beautiful pictures of our merchandise along with special insider sales and information.

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Sister's Closet has something for everyone in your family. New & Used Items such as; Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Furniture, Home Decor & so much more! Don't miss out on weekly Gift Basket Give Away every Saturday during November and December.

Graves County Chamber of Commerce The Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce offers their members an opportunity to kick off the holiday shopping season every Veteran's Day weekend. This year the businesses will be open November 8, 9, and 10 while many have special offers and specific times. You can visit the Chamber's facebook page /mayfieldgraveschamber.com for the businesses great deals and hours of operation. Don't forget many of the businesses are giving away a chance to win a $50 Chamber gift certificate!

Leaps and Bounds Make your holiday money go further at Leaps & Bounds Children's Consignment Store! Come see our excellent selection of children's clothes from birth through juniors. We carry baby items and sports wear/gear. We also are your one-stop shop for custom embroidery and personalized gift items.

Sixth and Vintage Come on over to Metropolis and check out Sixth & Vintage's new location at 600 Market Street. The shop offers Boutique Clothing from juniors to plus sizes, Candles, Vintage inspired Home DĂŠcor and more. Their Christmas Open House is set for November 10th from 12 to 5 with 20% off storewide, refreshments and door prizes.

White Lili Shop White Lili Boutique for the freshest trends in women's apparel and accessories, including Lenny and Eva, as well as the latest styles in home gifts and seasonal items. Featuring classy sophisticate to bohemian chic, everything you are looking for to be flirty, fabulous and to truly stand out awaits you at WLB!

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Ribbon Chix Are you dreaming of a Chix Christmas? Make all of your loved ones dreams come true this Christmas season, with a little help from the elves at Ribbon Chix in Murray, KY. Although the weather may be getting colder, this seasons looks at Chix are hot. Santa agrees, you can get brands they want and the styles they love, gift wrapped and ready to give. Visit us online at www.ribbonchix.com, or stop by our store in Murray, KY!

Switcharoos Carey’s Carey’s is busy stocking up for the Christmas Season. Fashion clothing, accessories, Corral boots, home décor, patio items, baby and seasonal gifts and decorations are quickly filling corners. Carey's also offers shipping and has free gift wrapping. Carey's hope to see you and wishes you all a safe Holiday Season!

Flair Apparel Boutique Here at FAB we strive to bring you fashion forward clothing and accessories at great prices! All clothing shoes and accessories are $45 and under! Make sure to stop by the store and find us on Facebook for all of your holiday shopping needs!

Gate 28 Gate 28 is a Vintage Inspired Meets Country Chic boutique that carries clothing/shoes/accessories. Don't let the tagline fool you, we have the most up to date contemporary and fashionable fashion finds around. Let us dress you from head to toe,and don't forget the accessories!

Quick I Fix The best gift for anyone this holiday season is a cell phone that works and looks like it should. Save $10 with mention of this ad on anyiPhone 3, 4 or 5 screen replacement. Here at Quick I Fix, I fix them quick.

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SwitcherooS is a unique consignment store, striving to be the very best for our family and yours...all about BIG CITY STYLE with SMALL TOWN HEART...We have FABULOUS new items to offer along with TONS of name brand consignment pieces!!! We are proud to offer BeautiControl and many more gift ideas! Check us out on Facebook

Vintage Rose Vintage Rose was the first to bring Vera Bradley, Spartina 449, Pandora jewelry, Tyler Candles, Candleberry and more to you, and we still offer more than anyone in the area! Chosen as one of the 25 Gifted Retailers in the nation, Vintage Rose offers free gift wrap and delivery locally. Come see us because, “all good things come from Vintage Rose”!

Yours, Mine and Ours Welcome to consignment of exceptional quality. We invite you to shop in our attractive consignment boutique which offers fashions for: men, women, children, maternity and formal wear, and accessories. Enjoy owning designer clothing which is beautiful, stylish and in excellent condition at a fraction of the cost. Wear “Saks Fifth Avenue” quality at “Saks” thrift avenue price.

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Between Friends Consignment Between Friends is an upscale consignment store that strives for a clean, organized store to ensure the best shopping experience. We have clothing and accessories for the whole family, plus home décor, furniture, kitchenware, and Circle E Candles. We only accept items in excellent condition, so fill your closet without emptying your wallet. You don’t know consignment until you visit our store!

Fancy Finds Consignment Fancy Finds Children's Consignment is the ONLY "Upscale" sale in Western Ky. At Fancy Finds you will find gently-used Name Brand, Boutique and Trunk Show Clothing in excellent condition. Along with shoes, accessories, baby gear and bedding. Allowing moms to buy nice, clean, stain-free items that are affordable.

Hwangs Martial Arts Give you child the gift of confidence, self defense, courtesy and respect this Holiday Season! Choose from our variety of classes from beginner to advanced. Gift Certificates available in any amount. Call today for Holiday Specials, 270-554-6667

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Jaded Lane People can shop anywhere, but it takes more than that to make a shop worth going back to time and time again, & I strive to make Jaded Layne that store for you. We will be having our Open House Sunday, November 3, from 1-5 P.M and you can also make your Jaded Layne Wish List so that you're sure to get all the gifts you've been wanting this holiday season

Jordans Market Celebrate the holidays season with our NEW Strawberry Hill location behind Wagner Wine & Spirits. We are a one stop shopping experience with an EXPANDED line of boutique clothing along with the biggest selection of gifts in Western Kentucky! Extended holiday hours and boutique gift wrap kits make shopping and giving easy. Locally owned & serving our community for four years!

Learning Railroad Our exciting mix of unique developmental toys for ages birth to 14 includes Rainbow Loom, Stuffies, puzzles, thinking games, books, dolls, science, building and craft kits. Cuddly newborn dolls from our nursery will delight any "mommie" on Christmas morning! Enjoy free giftwrap and front door parking!

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Medical Spa 7 Visit Medical Spa 7 for your Christmas Holiday shopping. Nestled behind the mall, you'll find a wonderful spa ready to help you or your loved ones enjoy our highly trained staff and incredible services. We offer gift certificates for all services and products. Call or visit today! 554-0090.

Midtown Market Give a customized holiday gift basket from Midtown Market this holiday season. $30 to the sky's the limit, and we donate a meal to Community Kitchen for every basket sold. Chose from hundreds of specialty and gourmet prod-

ucts including all-natural, organic, gluten free, health food and local products. Pressed for time? Pick up one of our pre-made baskets!

Miss Fancy Pants Miss Fancy Pants is THE best kept secret in Paducah, tucked in Strawberry Hill beside Casa Mexicana. No need to overpay for boutique clothing for your little girl, we carry clothing, purses, diaper bags, baby items, jewelry, and other accessories. We even offer matching doll outfits! Visit us at our open house on Saturday, November 16.

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Nola’s Boutique Nola’s Boutique carries a large selection of fine unique apparel and accessories Including Tom’s Shoes, Nicole Miller, Lisette L Pants, Karen Kane, Three Dots, Hanky Panky & Brighton. Check out our Facebook page for our open house information and holiday shopping hours. We have gift cards & complimentary gift wrap

Rayn Boutique Here at Rayn we want to make you feel as beautiful are you truly are. We are ready to help you get ready for the colder weather and all your gift needs! Don't forget to book a Rayn trunk show and enjoy the extra savings. Be sure to come to our Holiday Open House November 3rd 1 to 4 for giveaways, Discounts, and great Fashion.

T O TA L R E J U V E N AT I O N ’ S

Holiday OPEN HOUSE

SPECIAL ONE DAY ONLY PRICING ON ALL PRODUCTS and SERVICES!

Rosary Chapel You're Invited, 3rd Annual Tree Festival & Bazaar, the dates are November 8 3:00pm-8:00pm with 2nd Friday Fish Fry starting @ 4:30pm & Saturday, November 9, 9:00am-4:00pm. We have a wide assortment; decorated trees, ornaments, gift ideas, advent needs, handmade items, baked goods, toys & much more. Light lunch on Saturday. Also, visit our Christian Gift Shop on the premises.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 10 AM to 4 PM FREE voucher for Manicure, Microderm or Chair Massage with any $25 or more purchase. Limit one per person. Non-transferable.

FREE Makeup applications! Hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Whalers Catch

Prize Give-a-way F Grand (worth over $1300)

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Other great door prizes drawn every hour!

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Simply B Simply B is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience filled with a mix of carefully chosen gifts, clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. We invite you and your family to shop with us this festive holiday season. We gladly gift wrap, ship, and offer free in-store pick up on our new website www.simplybgifts.com. Happy Holidays!

The Painted Lady Located on the corner of Broadway & 23rd. Chalk furniture paint by Vintage Market & Design. Will adhere to Wood, Metal, Glass, Laminate. No priming/sanding needed. Turn any piece of furniture or home decor into a work of art.

Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy Give a gift that will awaken someone's potential this year! Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be used for intro sessions, private or group lessons, or pro-shop purchases.

Top Quality Consignment Top Quality Consignment is still the largest consignment in Paducah with over 14,000 square feet. In January 2013, we started a Pick-Up Service, a new website with a “Buy It Now” page where you can shop online & get HUNDREDS of BRAND NEW retail items that we have added to our inventory this year with FREE SHIPPING. Check us out at www.topqualityconsignment.com

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Tot N Teen Whether you are looking for the perfect outfit for your little one's portrait or a new season's wardrobe, Tot 'N Teen Shop is the place to go. Family owned and operated, we provide you with a wide selection of trendy fashions as well as traditional styles with all the accessories.

Total Rejuvenation Join us at Total Rejuvenation of Paducah for our annual Holiday Open House on November 22 from 10 till 4. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift or to pamper yourself we are sure to have what you are looking for. So stop by and check out the lowest prices of the year on all products and services and get registered for one of our many door prizes!

Terri Waldridge L.M.T. Offers spa gift baskets, massage gift certificates, aromatherapy, fresh honey from local hives, plus a line of home fragrance warmers. Free local delivery on orders of $75 or more. Special offer for holiday gift giving: buy 3 gift certificates get one free.

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WellSprings Holiday shopping at WellSprings is easy and convenient with consultants available to advise on personalized recommendations, products and services. Gift Certificates allow our current clients on your gift list to enjoy their favorite product or service, while delighting others with their first opportunity to experience the quality skincare and treatments at WellSprings Dermatology.

Yaya’s Island YaYa's Island is an indoor children's entertainment center full of creativity, adventure and learning. We believe kids should be active to be healthy and offer different areas to engage them. YaYa's has bounce houses, tree houses, trains, and more. We focus on kids 1 to 12, but kids of all ages can find something fun to do here

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lack Friday – words that strike fear into the hearts of some; but I am not one of them! Yes, I am referring to the biggest shopping day of the year: The Day after Thanksgiving. For years people have asked me, “What time do you get up?” or, “Are you one of those crazy people that shops on that day?” It’s a fact that as many as one in three adults go shopping on ‘Black Friday’ every year, but polls report that only 57% of them find it fun! (I think they just need more caffeine or sugar to wake them up.) I am one of those crazy people that really enjoy shopping on ‘Black Friday’ and I get all my holiday shopping done in one day! Then I can enjoy the rest of the holiday season without the stress of last minute gift shopping. For over 15 years I have braved the crowds and the madness. In fact, I’ve come up with a system that takes the stress out of the whole day. I was first introduced to this fun of Black Friday when I lived in California. This was before I had my wonderful children

and when stores actually gave you stuff for standing in line at 5 a.m.! JC Penny’s use to give out Mickey Mouse snow globes, Target would give the first 150 people that walked through their doors a “goody bag” filled with coupons and snacks. Hello, you get free stuff standing in line at 5 a.m, in the cold, usually rainy, November morning? I am so there!

How do we do it? Through the years, many have asked us “How do you do it?” They ask for tips and advices on surviving the day: How do we buy for everyone on our lists, save money and have fun? We start around the beginning of November with a list of people I would like to buy for that includes friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. I usually sit at a local coffee shop or in the comfort of my own home and write it all down in a spiral notebook or folder. Next, I make a section in the notebook where I write down the person’s name and what they like or want. For our kids this is usually quite a long list because I think about everything they have asked for during the year and write it down.

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Handy

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1. Use the coupons: Get online and find coupons starting at the beginning of the month. Store may wait until the last minute to post them so check right before you head out the door. 2. Subscribe to all your favorite stores via email and check those discounts. 85% of retailers will send an email with coupons to their customers. If you shop online on ‘Cyber Monday’ and at the checkout it asks for a promo code, wait to purchase and see if you can find the promo code on another website: It’s out there somewhere but they usually don’t post it up on the website. 3. ‘Small Business Saturday’ will get you some deals when you shop local small businesses.

Remember, you don’t know what will be on sale or a great deal on the day. If you have a lot of different ideas you can pick an item that is on sale. Sometimes, there may be a specific item that they have asked for and that is when you must begin hunting for the best price. Last I made another section in my note book for specific stores. I wrote the item that I wanted to get there, the advertised sale price and what time the store opened on ‘Black Friday’. This was a quick reference I used on when I wanted to double check that I had bought everything from that store I needed.

Organization, lists and a lot of caffeine are key on this day. Recently, the opening times of stores have changed. Up until last year I always woke up with my best friend at 3 a.m., went to Huddle House to eat breakfast and start our day of fun. Last year we got the chance to start on Thanksgiving night with Wal-Mart and Best Buy promoting Thanksgiving Door Busters. Were you one of the people standing in line around the building last year? Now I do agree that the hysteria of ‘Black Friday’ has grown over the years. In some big cities, and even smaller towns, people just lose their mind and go crazy! You have to be prepared for a little nuttiness!

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4a.m. and find a newspaper so I don’t miss the ads. Newspaper ads are my key to narrowing down my list: I compare what’s on sale to the list I made in my notebook and figure out what store to visit first. This is truly when the waiting game begins: On Thanksgiving, ‘Turkey Day’, you wait for the newspaper, you wait for Black Friday to start, you wait for the store to open, you wait in the lines to spend your money, then you wait in traffic. It makes absolutely no sense, but it is fun!

The BIG Day! On line preparation To find savings and deals I subscribe to my favorite stores email lists. Yes, I do receive tons of emails but it is worth it to get those special holiday offers and coupons. Stores either mail, or email coupons, and you can combine them with free shipping which really saves a lot of money. Have you seen how thick the newspaper is with all the ads on Thanksgiving Day? I always ask my husband to get up at

By 4 a.m. we are showered and the Christmas music is playing. We are dressed in layers with make-up and hair done, and wearing comfortable shoes. (One year we were standing in line when a TV camera came by. There we were with no make-up and our hair all crazy looking!). We eat breakfast at Cracker Barrel, get our café mocha at Starbucks then hit the line at the first store on the list. That store usually decided by the most expensive item we each have to buy and what time

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the store opens. One year Cheryl saved $400 on a TV. We stood in line for an hour and a half but it was so worth it! This is the one day of the year we eat junk food all day and drink tons of caffeine to keep us going. It’s a day we laugh, give thanks all day long, and truly enjoy the friendship and time spent together. Plus we find deals, use our coupons and at the end of the day we add up all our savings to see who gets bragging rights. I admit I get a great feeling knowing I was going to buy the majority of the items anyway. But now I have been able to save a lot of money. I mean seriously - how many times during the year do you get to say, “We had to run home to unload the car between shopping trips to make room for more stuff?” I save, on average, over $1,000 shopping this way. It is easy to do if you are organized, use the deals and coupons most stores supply you with.

Done in a weekend! Because I always get my shopping done on this day, the tree can go up on Saturday with presents under it, and I can decorate the house. Sunday I go to the grocery store and put the lights on the outside of the house. If I’m super organized I can also get my Christmas cards filled out ready to be mailed. Then guess what, before December 1st it is all done! I can relax and enjoy the holiday season. With a whole month to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas maybe it’s time to make new holiday traditions? Volunteer for a soup kitchen or another community charity. Bake some new holiday items and invite the neighbors over for an ‘open house’ to celebrate. You planned, you organized and you saved! Now you have everything done in one weekend so go for it! Time to relax and have a very happy holiday season! v

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DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and discussion will be held on April 15 at 1:00 p.m. New members are welcome to attend. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699. American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity. SECOND MONDAYS of every month. 6 PM Paducah-area chapter is looking for volunteers for disaster relief training. To support Ballard, Livingston & McCracken counties. Call 270-442-3575 for more information. Are you a “homebound” book lover? If you are elderly, critically ill, or temporarily unable to come to the McCracken County Public Library, you may be able to have the books come to you! The library is offering Homebound Service to those who qualify. Residents of Paducah and McCracken County can apply for the free service by calling the library and having an application sent to them by mail or by going on-line to www.mclib.net and clicking on the application site. Materials can be mailed to private homes. Those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospitals may receive materials by hand delivery from the staff. Free service homebound. Questions, contact Cathy Edwards at 270-443-2510, ext. 118.

MONDAY – SATURDAY: Downtown Farmers Market. Riverfront, 2nd and Monroe. www.paducahalliance.org Doll Adoption Center at Learning Railroad. Kids fall in love with their own baby doll and go through an adoption process and check up. Open Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. 2695 Jackson Street. For more, call 270-444-9986 or visit www.thelearningrailroad.com. McCracken County Humane Society: November and December hours are

MONDAY, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292. Weekly special on cruises and all-inclusive trips with air from Fun Vacations Plus. Call 270-408-1284 or visit them on the web at www.funvacationsplus.com.

MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email recyclenow.info@gmail.com. Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers (age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233. Civil Air Patrol - National Guard Armory, 8000 Hinkleville Road, , Tuesdays, 6 8:30 PM. Offering lessons in aviation and aerospace principles, along with teamwork and leadership training. Members often participate in rescue and disaster relief missions. $34 per year for youth; $61 for adults. For more info, call 270-3311750 or email kycap201@calldialog.net. FREE GED Classes.WKCTC, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at KY Oaks Mall. To register, call 270-534-3451. Fridays through June 20: Take a FREE official practice test at the Anderson Technical Building. Tests start at 8:30 AM. You can also take the GED FREE. Call to schedule a time. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 Neighbors Unifying Ballard County: MEETS THE 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 PM, at the Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway, LaCenter. UNBC is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county. Anyone interested in participating in community improvement is welcome. For more information, contact Elaine Jarvis, president at 270-665-5057. Find us on Facebook. Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Society is open Fridays, 9 AM until 4 PM. For more information contact, Murray Akers, 270-628-3203. Ballard County Cemetery Boad: Meets the first Thursday of each month, 4:30 Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preseve our old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270-210-3538. Like us on Facebook.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week. Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-2050223. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, and stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – noon and 1 – 4 PM. Call 270-442-6795. The Christian Art Center, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts". Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed. Contact Gretchen Smith, (270) 243-0444 or tallartist@hotmail.com McCracken County Animal Shelter. Monday through Saturday. 10 AM - 5 PM. 455 County Park Road, Paducah, KY. St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247.

be collected at the corner of the Ballard County Courthouse at 10 AM.

SECOND MONDAYS: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575. THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH - Book Club. Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 10AM. Everyone is welcome to join our book club to discuss the book of the month. Call to find out what we're reading, 270-444-0044 SECOND THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact nancy.wallace@uky.edu TUESDAYs: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 AM and 1 PM. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 6 – 7 PM. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage and how to overcome them. FREE. Contact 575-3823. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292. SUNDAYS: Family and Community Kitchen Meals/Fellowship. Noon - 1:00 PM at Broadway UMC (443-2401). 3 - 4:30 PM at St. Luke Aldersgate UMC (4428621). Free meal. No questions asked.

Bluegrass Downs - Harness Racetrack and Simulcast Outlet - Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday close at 7:30 PM, Concessions and Bar open daily. (270) 444-7117

MONDAY: River City Singles – Monday Evening Dance, Carroll Convention Center, 7–11 PM. $6.

Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-9679601 or 1-618-695-2654.

Academy. 6 PM.

Cat, dog adoptions, Project Hope “No Kill” Humane Society, 1698 W 10th St, Metropolis IL, 1-618-524-8939.

EVERY BUSINESS DAY: Cat Adoptions, from various humane societies, Pet

MONDAYS: Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing. Paducah Dance WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Workforce Computer Classes. . McCracken County

Public Library Teen Tech Lab. Wednesdays 1 PM.. “1 on 1 at 1” Basic Computing Class. Fridays 3 PM, Job Search and Resume. For more, call 270-442-2510.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Workforce Computer Classes. McCracken County Public Library Teen Tech Lab. 1 PM. Monday is "Basic Computing,” Wednesday is “Building a Resume,” Friday is “Searching for a Job Online.” For more, call 270-442-2510. TUESDAYS: Kids Eat Free & Craft Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road. SECOND TUESDAYS: Zonta Club of Paducah, 6:00 PM. Whaler’s Catch, 123 N. Second Street. Advancing the status of women world wide through service and advocacy. For more information, email President Lisa Hoppmann, lghoppmann@aol.com or call 270-366-6183 SECOND TUESDAYS: Paducah Kennel Club meeting. 1325 Fisher Road. 7 p.m. All dog lovers welcome. More information call 270-210-8298. TUESDAYS: WKCTC Community Chorus. Clemens Fine Arts Building, Room 109 on the campus. 7 - 9 PM. Participation is FREE and anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Contact Norman Wurgler at 270-534-3219. or by email at norman.wurgler@kctcs.edu. THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

THURSDAYS: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Public Library. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM Spring Hill Singles Ministry - Offering adult singles bible study at Ledbetter UMC. Join us for fun fellowship while learning about real issues that singles face. Childcare provided, and single parents are welcome. Our singles Bible study will start Thursday, 1-5-2012. For the most updated information, like us on Facebook as Spring Hill Ministries Paducah. You can also email springhillministries@hotmail.com. THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844. THURSDAYS: Overeaters Anonymous. 1:30 PM (extra meeting time to add) Christ United Methodist Church Recreation Hall. 1322 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY. 270-247-7414 THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 - 9 PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 442-3186.

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storytellers, along with a great audience. Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse. 8 PM. FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge. Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321

FRIDAYS: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah. www.paducahracing.net LAST WEEKDAYS OF EACH MONTH: PATS Free Ride. Paducah Area Transit System invites us to ride free on any fixed route (nine in total) . 6 AM – 6 PM. Regular fare $.75, $.50 for 55 and over. paducahtransit.com.

SATURDAYS: Family Movie Entertainment. Traders Mall, theatre. 2 PM matinee, 7 PM evening show. Concessions available, games before the show. For more, call Michael Vancura at 270-994-3686

Kids & Their Families: School Notes: The McCracken County Preschool Head Start office is now accepting appointments to register for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1, 2013 and they must be income eligible or exhibit a developmental delay. Children also must reside in the McCracken County school district. Please call the McCracken County Preschool School/Head Start office at 538-4041 to make an appointment. If you are interested in the tuition program, please call 538-4000 and ask for Kathy Johnson.

Camps, Classes & Education Paducah Parks Services offers classes for children, teens, and adults. Classes include art lessons, martial arts, soccer, and dance. For details, call 270-444-8508 or visit paducahky.gov

MONDAYS – THURSDAYS: Beginner group and advanced group piano classes (for ages 5-6, 6-7, 8-11) Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, Paducah, KY. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. MONDAYS – FRIDAYS, MORNINGS, AFTERNOONS, AND EVENINGS: Preschool classes for parents and children ages 3 – kindergarten. Harmony TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS: 6-week sessions for Parents and Babies, ages birth to 18 months, or Parents and Toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years. Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, KY. For more information, contact Amy Allen at (270) 444-3669 or to view a schedule, visit www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah.

Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 PM – 8 PM Monday, 9 AM – 3 PM Saturday. Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

NOVEMBER 7 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270575-2229 for more information. NOVEMBER 25 (MONDAY): Breastfeeding Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 6 - 8 PM. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Call 270-575-2229 to register. NOVEMBER 25 (MONDAY): Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 – 6 PM. Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Call 270-575-2229 to register. Fourth Mondays of each month: Breastfeeding Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. For May, this class will be held on the 28th. Call 270-444-2243. Kidney Options Education Class. 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 2-4 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-443-0217. Your Guide to Joint Replacement class. 2ND THURSDAYS, 1-3 PM. 4th Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2916.

EVERY TUESDAY: Ashes Smoking Cessation Classes. Classroom 4, Lourdes Hospital. 5 PM. Call 270-444-2808. Mondays: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11 AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net Mondays: Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 AM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858 or help@plexsports.net. www.themusicclass.com MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11 AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net

MONDAY – THURSDAY. CENTRE OF DANCE: Quality technique classes for students age 4 through adult. Located in the Dance Studio in Old Fine Arts, Murray State University. Performance opportunities with Jackson Purchase Dance Company for dancers age 10 and older. For information, contact Owner/Director, Karen Balzer at kbalzer@murray-ky.net or (270) 767 -0579. NOVEMBER 4 (MONDAY): Stroke Support Group. Meeting Room A, Baptist Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health, Paducah. 3-4:30 PM. This group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Contact Deb Welsh at 270-415-7697 to register.

NOVEMBER 4 (MONDAY) AND NOVEMBER 6 (WEDNESDAY). Diabetes Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Call 270-575-2918 for more information.

NOVEMBER 7, 19 & 20: Vascular screenings. 11 a.m., THURSDAY, NOV. 7, at Northside Baptist Church, Mayfield; 11 a.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 19, Westside Baptist Church, Murray; 9 a.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 20, St. Stephen Catholic Church, Cadiz. Baptist Health Paducah and Life Line Screening are partnering to find vascular disease and other conditions so they can be treated before they become life-threatening. Screenings are priced individually or in a package. Use code PBHP-001 at 877.237.1383 or www.lifelinescreening.com to receive five screenings, plus a disease-risk assessment, for $209 or the stroke and vascular package for $139.

NOVEMBER 12: Girl Talk. 4-6 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctor’s Building 2, Baptist Health – Paducah. Call 270-575-2229 to register. NOVEMBER 4 AND 11 (MONDAY) AND NOVEMBER 2 (SATURDAY): Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2,

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Volleyball Club has competitive games weekly. Play is co-ed on a men’s net and divided into A, B, C divisions as participation allows. Games/meetings focused on improving individual skills and team play. For more email wkvballclub@gmail.com

EVENTS CALENDAR MONDAYS & FRIDAYS: The Music Class - Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. Monday, 10 AM.; Friday, 2 p.m. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858 or help@plexsports.net. www.themusicclass.com

TUESDAYS: Paducah Kennel Club Agility Classes. Paducah Kennel Club. 1325 Fisher road. 6 PM. Six lessons taught on Tuesday Nights for beginner and intermediate dogs, all ages all breeds. $90 total cost. Contact Cathy Crecelius at 270-217-0150.

WEDNESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 a.m. For more information, call 575-1858 or e-mail help@plexsports.net . www.plexsports.net.

THURSDAYS: Tot Jitsu. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 a.m. For more information, call 575-1858 or e-mail help@plexsports.net . www.plexsports.net.

FRIDAYS: Family Education on Mental Illness. Baptist Health, Paducah. 7 - 9:30 PM.

Strategies to cope with the distress of mental illness in a loved one. AND how to take care of yourself during this hard time. For more, call Marcia or Paul Grant at 270-554-1915.

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports:

MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton Tennis Center. Mon. & Wed. - 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tues. – 5 - 6 p.m. $5 for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month. 270-444-8363.

MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY – Zumba With Tishaunda. 718 Market Street, Metropolis, IL 6 – 7:30 PM on MONDAY AND THURSDAY; 10:30 AM – noon on SATURDAY. http://www.tishaunda.webs.com 618-638-4180. TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30

PM and WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 PM. Zumba with Tishaunda. AMPA in Jordan's Crossing.$5 per class. www.tishaunda.webs.com or call 618.638.4180

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Dynamic Flow Yoga. 9:15 a.m. Arcadia Methodist Church. MONDAY-FRIDAY: Crack of Dawn Bicycle Rides. 6 AM. Meet at Family Video beside Paducah Middle School, when pavement is dry and temperature is 40+ degrees. Pace set by who shows. For information, contact Torey or Hutch at Bike World, 270-442-0751 or email hutch@bikeworldky.com. MONDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 270-575-3800 for more. www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

MONDAY-THURSDAY. CENTRE OF DANCE: Quality technique classes for students age 4 through adult. Located in the Dance Studio in Old Fine Arts, Murray State University. Performance opportunities with Jackson Purchase Dance Company for dancers age 10 and older. For information, contact Owner/Director, Karen Balzer at kbalzer@murray-ky.net or (270) 767 -0579.

Weekday Road Rides. EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY when the temperature is above 40 and the roads are dry. Meet at Family Video Store, 414 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY. 6 AM. Ride is for 60 to 74 minutes and there is a different route for each day of the week. Pace varies depending on who shows up. Fridays are the most laid back and best for first timers. Lights needed during months when sunrise is later than 6 AM. Contact Hutch at 270-442-0751 or hutch@bilekeworldky.com.

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 6:15 PM. 270-554-8224.

Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton Tennis Center - MON. & WED. - 4:30-5:25 p.m.; TUES. – 5 - 6 p.m. $5 for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month. 270-444-8363.. MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Afterschool Martial Arts Sessions. Hwang’s Martial Arts. School dismissal – 5:30 PM. During the school year. 908-6670 or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net www.hwangs-martialarts.com

MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 7:00

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: Jazzercise Classes. 33420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For more, call 270-210-1044.

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MONDAY – THURSDAY. Walking Club. Meet at Picnic Shelter 10 in Noble Park. M, W, 5 – 6 PM. Tu, Th, 12 – 1 PM. FREE.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Karate Kidz Prep Beginners (Ages 7-8), Future

Kidz Beginners (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Intermediates (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Advanced (Ages 5-6), Karate Kidz Beginners (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Beginners (Ages 13+), Black Belt Class, TurboKick Fitness (Ages 16+) 7PM. Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Tiger Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 9). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 - 5:50 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 -6:50 PM. For more, email trmaa @bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com. TUESDAYS: Family Night. Kingway Skateland. 6:30-9PM. $4 each. Skates:

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TUESDAYS: Hatha Yoga. Paducah Yoga Center. 5:30 PM. Pay what you can, donation based class for all levels, including beginners.

TUESDAYS: Family Track Run Practice. Meet at Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. 6 - 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-8508.

TUESDAY: Youth Running Club. Picnic Shelter #10 at Noble Park. FREE. Ages 5-15. 6-7 PM. 444-8508. THURSDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy,

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2343 New Holt Road. 5 PM – 6 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

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Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 7-8), Karate Kidz Intermediates/ Advanced (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 13+), Adult Kickboxing (Ages 16+). Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

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TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Pickleball. Paducah SportsPlex. 10:30 a.m. both days, and again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays only. 270-554-PLEX or www.PlexSports.net

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Rocking Flow Yoga with Amy. Arcadia Methodist Church. 5:30 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga at 7 p.m. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club.

Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road and HW 60 in Paducah). 5 AM. 8 mile run.

THURSDAYS: Aerobics Combination Class at Paducah Recreation Center. 6:30 p.m.

Paducah Parks Services. 45-minute Aerobics Combination class with a combination of cardio and toning with or without weights. This class will include stretching and is a “go at your own pace” workout class, led by certified instructor, Betty Copeland. Free with PRC membership of $5. Call Parks for more information at 444-8508.

THURSDAYS: Hip-Hop Fitness. High-energy, calorie-burning, easy-to-follow,

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Exercise Classes for Seniors - PaducahMcCracken County Senior Center. 10-11 AM. 443-8579 MONDAY - FRIDAY: Water Aerobics. Brooks Indoor Pool, Broadway United Methodist

Church, 701 Broadway. 10 AM. $25 per month. Call 270-443-1778 for more info.

MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE. Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579 TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579

full-body workout! Open to teenagers and up. $5. 7:45 pm. Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance, 3485 Park Ave across from the Ford dealership. For more information contact dancelyfe@excite.com.

WEDNESDAYS: Introduction to Senior Fitness Simplified. Paducah Yoga Center. 11 AM - noon. $10/ session, $30/month, $35/month with Sunday Tai Chi. Call 270-210-1465 for more.

THURSDAYS: Table Tennis. Ages 12+. Classroom 1, Paducah Parks. 5-6PM. $25.

1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's Bingo.

444-8508.

THURSDAYS: Tennis Beginners Clinic Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center. 6:00

Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 1:30 - 3 PM. Dessert and coffee served, enter at the Rehabilitation wing. To reserve a seat, call 270-443-6543. v

PM. Members $15, Non-members $19. 270-444-8363

THURSDAYS: Drop in Doubles Clinic – Tennis Beginner Clinic. Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center. 6 PM. Members $15, Non-members $19. 270-444-8363.

FRIDAYS: Kingsway Skateland 6:30 - 10 PM. $6. FRIDAY: Extreme Martial Arts classes 4:30 – 5:30PM. Future Kidz Makeup Class, 5PM; Lil' Dragons & Karate Kidz Prep Makeup Classes, 5:30; Karate Kidz Makeup Class, 6PM; Dynamic TKD Regular Class (13&Up), 6:30PM. Circuit Training. 6 PM. Hwang’s Martial Arts. 908-6670. www.hwangs martialarts.com SATURDAYS: Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 9:00 AM. 270-554-8224. SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com. SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy,

2343 New Holt Road. 1 PM – 2 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

SATURDAYS: Mat Pilates. 9:30 a.m. Arcadia Methodist Church. SATURDAYS: Kingsway Skateland. 1 - 3 PM and 3 - 5 PM, . 10 - 11:30 AM (beginner's session), $4. SATURDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Meet at Rehab Associates, Berger Road. 5 AM. 4 mile run (up to 20 if training for marathon). SATURDAYS. Kingsway Skateland. 7:30 – 11

Speed/Inline $3.

PM.

$6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1,

SATURDAYS: Black Belts, 9AM; Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667. hwangsmartialarts@bellsouth.net, www.hwangs-martialarts.com

On-Going Events for Seniors: FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Super Seniors at First Christian Church of Paducah. Call 270-443-8251 for information.

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY: Senior Citizens Social Dinner and games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 4:30 - 6PM. 488-3770. Residents at Trinity Village - Senior Family Home Care, 3910 Old US Hwy 45 South in Lone Oak. Invite you to a senior's get - together every FRIDAY (Please RSVP): Pot luck – 6 - 6:45PM. Bible Study 7 – 8 PM Contact Rene Sanchez-Chew, 554-7075. Senior Medicare Patrol – Senior Medicare Patrol: Eddie Jordan, project coordinator of the local Kentucky Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides information on how you can protect yourself from Medicare errors, learn to detect potential fraud and abuse and to report errors or suspected fraud. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Senior Center, 1400 HC Mathis Drive. For more information call 270-442-8993.

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Informal Coffee Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse, 6th Street and Kirchoff's Bakery locations. 9 AM.

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Hot Lunches - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 AM. Donation : $2. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

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Child Care:

Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services

Tot School. 9 AM - 2 PM, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY. Ages 3 - 5. $110/month. AUGUST 16 - MAY. Paducah Parks Bldg. 444-8508.

Adoption/Foster Care:

National After School Program (NASP). Meets MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3 - 6 PM. FREE. To sign up, call Paducah Parks at 270-444-8508.

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) - Sponsoring support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. The meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield, KY. Both meetings are held from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. Childcare is provided free of charge. For more information contact: Tammy DeBoe @ 270-994-2466 or tammydeboe@newwaveccomm.net or Kim Armistead @ 502-558-6846 or raka1214@yahoo.com. BENCHMARK Therapeutic Foster Care - Benchmark Family Services, Inc, established in 1994, is a private, faith-based, non-profit therapeutic foster care agency. Benchmark provides stable and caring homes for youth in need of out-of-home care. Our mission is to advocate for children by ensuring opportunities for healthy physical, psychological and emotional growth and development in the least restrictive setting possible. Benchmark is seeking caring, dynamic individuals and families with a calling to open their hearts and homes to children in need of stability, care and nurturing. As a Benchmark foster family, you will receive weekly contact with an assigned case manager, including a minimum of three home visits per month, 24/7 emergency cell phone access to a case manager, respite care for foster children when needed, premium financial compensation and incomparable foster parent support. For more information, call Benchmark at (270)408-1361. NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. Necco has been serving Western Kentucky's youth for more than a decade. To find out more about foster parenting, give us a call. Necco can introduce you to a child in need of a loving family and a safe place to call home. Benefits include training tailored to fit your schedule, 24 hour crisis intervention/support, access to on staff mental health professionals, ongoing monthly trainings with childcare and meals provided, respite, incentives, daily reimbursements paid twice monthly, case managers for every home, staff cell phone numbers, and unmatched foster parent support. For experience you can count on, call Necco toll free at 866-30NECCO (866-306-3226) or 270-898-1293.

Child Protection/ Crisis Services:

Domestic Violence Information Session. McCracken County Courthouse, Family Court, Room “E”. 443-6071, ext. 5. The Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. We provides fee services for both children and adult victims of sexual crimes. Our services include therapy, legal and medical advocacy, forensic interviews, child sexual abuse exams, consultation, assessment and referral services and education programs. Offices in Paducah, Mayfield and Murray reach all of the Purchase Area Region. Our 24 Hour crisis line number is 1-800-928-7273 and our office number is 270-928-4422. We welcome invitations to present preventive programs in schools, clubs, churches, and other groups. We need volunteers for our 24 hour crisis line and to meet victims at local emergency rooms. All volunteers undergo a criminal background check and central registry check. All are equipped with a 40 - hour training course. PASAC will accommodate your schedule. Join the team by calling 270-534-4422.

Children’s and Teen Groups:

Boy Scout Troop 1 – Grace Episcopal Church. 559-1515. Looking for long lost Scouts! Visit www.scoutingfriends.org or call (270) 554-5857. Girl Scout Activity Listings: www.kyanags.org Teen Board- Conference Room at Paducah Parks Bldg. Ages 14-18. 4-5PM. FREE. 444-8508

Education Groups:

KATS Homeschool Club meets twice a month in Paducah. This is a Christian group that meets for fellowship, playdates, field trips and much more. Field trips are also twice monthly. For more information, email katsofpaducah@live.com Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the School Psychology program, and other College of Education programs to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region. Its services include professional develoPMent programs for teachers, regional and international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers, and informational and assessment services to parents. For more, contact Dr. Joy Navan, 270809-2539 or joy.navan@coe.murraystate.edu. C.H.A.M.P, Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com. Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, and fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. To find out more call 270-908-1619. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site encourages area residents to volunteer at the park. Wickkliffe Mounds is a preservation of a Native American village dating to 11 AD. The park has a volunteer program and is searching for people who are interested in museums, history, archeology, education and Native Americans. Activities include tour guiding, educational programs, greeting visitors, outdoor landscaping and other help. Contact the Park Manager Carla Hildebrand at 270-335-3681 wickliffemounds@ky.gov Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery, children’s activities, planetarium programming and more. Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon – 1 PM. For information, contact Danette Humphrey, 442-5172 Center for Cultural Exchange. Host an international exchange student! CCI is looking for families to host high school students from foreign countries. Each CCI student is fully insured, brings spending money and is looking forward to an active family life. CCI is designated by the US Department of State and dedicated to promoting cultural understanding, academic develoPMent and world peace. Call your Area Representative, Corinne Sullivan at 270-508-0622 if you have any questions or visit www.cci-exchange.com for more information.

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to working individuals and families who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care The St. Nicholas Family Clinic offers medical services to Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Southern Illinois. Open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Drop by, call 270-415-0467, or email anita@stnicholasfamilyclinic.com.

The Merryman House. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center provides free services to all victims of domestic violence, including shelter for those in need. All of the following services are offered FREE of charge. Some of our services include individual counseling, court advocacy, support groups, referral services, hospital advocacy, outreach services, and housing counseling. Though the shelter is located in Paducah, we provide outreach services for area counties. Our toll free crisis number is 1-800-585-2686 or (270) 443-6001. Our email address is merrymanhouse@ hcis.net. All services are completely confidential.

St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store. We are a volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing, furniture and other goods at a minimal charge to the community and in turn uses the proceeds to help those less fortunate through the Help Line. Help is offered based on need, regardless of religious affiliation or income. The Budget Store serves the public 5 days a week (Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM). VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding our services. Budget Store phone number: 270-442-9351; Help Line phone number: 270-575-1008; E-mail address: stvincentpaducah@yahoo.com

To view television programs, including Tot School from Paducah Parks Services, produced by the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, visit www.paducah2.org.

Kentucky Regional Poison Center - Kosair Children’s Hospital. 1-800-222-1222

Paducah Lifeline Ministries. Counseling and help for life-controlling addictions. Call 443-4743. 2801 Morgan Lane Paducah, KY Chapter of Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - 800-SUICIDE (800-2433), 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).zackshope.com For military and their families: www.operationhomefront.org

Loss:

Four Rivers Behavioral Health. Provides service in the areas of mental health, develoPMental disabilities, and substance abuse. Consulting and employee assistance available. Serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken. 24-hr. crisis hotline, 1-800-592-3980. Call the office, 442-7121, to find out more. Martha's Vineyard. A ministry that prepares meals and delivers them to the less fortunate in our area weekly. If you would like to volunteer please call Martha at 575-0021. Donations may be sent to : Martha's Vineyard • 1100 N. 12th Street • Paducah KY 42001

GriefShare Class. Waldo Baptist Church. Wednesday evenings, 6:30p.m. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. We welcome you to come and experience the healing of God's comfort as you go through this difficult part of your life. For more information visit www.waldobaptist.org or call 618-564-2180.

Ballard County Community Food Pantry. St. Mary's Catholic Church, 662 Broadway, LaCenter. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 AM to 12 noon for food distribution and to receive non-perishable donations. Need spaghetti'os, soups, vegetables, crackers, etc. For more, call the church at 270-665-5551.

Grief Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. Graves County Senior Citizens Building. 11:30 AM. Free grief support group sponsored by Lourdes Hopice. Contact Todd Hawkins at 270-415-3632.

Miscellaneous:

Men’s Coffee Grief Education and Support Group. FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH except holidays. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 8 AM. Call for info 270-415-3632. Lourdes Hospice Needs Volunteers: Working with hospice patients can grow your faith and teach you about the magic and beauty of life. Volunteers are needed in Ballard, Caldwell, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, and McCracken counties. If interested, contact Susan Mason at 1-800-870-7460 or 270-415-3640. Now & Beyond: Grief Support Group for Widows and Widowers. 2ND FRIDAYS Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 6 – 8 PM. Led by Pat Pitchford. 270-8988796 or 270-534-4200.

EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS). Healthy Grieving Group. Paducah Lourdes Hospice Office, Hipp Buildingm Jackson Street 5 PM. 1ST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Grief Support Lunch: Luke's Truckstop, Arlington. 11:30 AM. Contact Leah Fondaw, lfondaw@lourdes-pad.org. 270-415-3607. FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. Men’s Coffee Grief Education and Support Group. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 8 AM. Call for info 270-4153632. Bariatric Support Group. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 6 PM. Call 270-251-4169. Survivors of Suicide: support group for anyone whose life has been touched by the

unique grief of suicide. First Tuesday of the month. United Church of Paducah, 4600 Buckner Lane. Contact: 442-3722

Art Parties. Invite an artist to come to your place or have the party at ours. The artist will do live demonstrations, paint faces, and lead kids in a super fun art activity. Call Gretchen Smith at 270-243-0444 or email tallartist@hotmail.com. Art Guild of Paducah. FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 6 PM. McCracken County Public LibraryFor more info, call Carol at 270-554-4803 or 270-210-1465, or Melanie at 270-331-3087. Senior Pastor Bible Study. Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM at Broadway United Methodist Church. Come and bring a friend. You do not have to be a member of Broadway UMC to participate. 443-2401. Citizens Against Drug Dealers and Drug Abuse (C.A.D.D.) Working toward a drugfree McCracken County with education, prevention, and resources for families. 1st Thursdays; 6:30 PM. Milburn Chapel Church, West Paducah. For info., 554-9429. Dream Factory Volunteer Meetings - US Bank Bldg. 4TH & Broadway. 5TH floor. Interested in helping or donating? Janice Harris, 441-7611 www.dreamfactory.com Hearts for Babies. The group makes layettes for under-privileged and single moms in need and their new babies. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month from 10 AM – 2 PM at Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Room C 200. Come and join our fun group. We knit, crochet, quilt and sew! For more, call Nelly Sullivan at 270-554-3818 Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM, brilliant minds young and old, put their wits to the test at Etcetera coffee house Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art, 212 Broadway.

Multi-service Providers:

Lourdes Hospital has meetings and groups on: Childbirth, breastfeeding ALS support, Driving, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Breast & Cervical Cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Heart issues. Call 444-2444 or ehealthconnection.com/ regions/lourdes

Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis. St. Nicholas Free Clinic. St. Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care

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P U R C H A S E FA M I LY N E T W O R K Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services Paducah Kennel Club. Meetings are the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

(EXCLUDING JUNE, WHEN THE MEETING IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE DOG SHOW) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annually for an individual, $45 for a family, and $5 for Junior Membership. There are ongoing conformation and puppy socialization classes, obedience classes, and agility classes. The club also offers Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International Testing. For more, visit www.paducahkennelclub.com Paducah Photographer's Club. Meets FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH. Broadway Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A diverse group of people with one common interest: photography. Whether you're a new hobbyist or full time professional, our club offers the opportunity to learn, share, network and form new friendships! For more info, contact mikewurth@comcast.net McCracken County Genealogical & Historical Society. 2ND WEDNESDAYS. McCracken County Public Library. 1:30 PM. Contact Marjory Heyduck at 554-0878. Programs include local speakers. New members welcome.

Parenting Support:

La Leche League of Kentucky- All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Meetings 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 10 AM, 160 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah. Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. www.breastfeedinghelppaducah.blogspot.com MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS FROM JANUARY THROUGH MAY. If you’re a mother of a preschooler, you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. There are limited spots available for childcare so please call ahead. 554-1441. They also meet one Sunday a month, 5 - 7 PM. Please call for specific dates. Moms in Touch prayer support for Concord Elementary School. Call Kelly Hudspeth, 744-0800 NINO – Nine months in; nine months out. Provide infant sling & carrier information & support. 3rd Mondays. 10:30AM. McCracken County Library. For more information, contact Jill Tanner, 349-3806 or email thenaturalbaby@gmail.com Wives of Faith, Western KY Chapter – If you would like to join a Christian-based group of other military wives, this is the group for you. Come join us for lots of fun, support, and activities! All units and branches are welcome. Check out: http://www.wivesoffaith.org/groups/western-kentucky-wof and email ashley@wivesoffaith.org if you're interested or would like more information.

Social and Professional Groups: 40/50 Group. 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. Meets at area restaurants for socializes and to plan events. Meetings this month: February 7th at Tribeca, February 21st at Jasmine. www.4050group.blogspot.com ACCESS Christian Singles. We provide a safe atmosphere for social activity for all singles. Whether members are men, women, divorced, widowed, never married, just separated or dating couples, we all have different personal goals and ideas about socially acceptable behavior. Meets the SECOND SATURDAY AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. Check the blog for details: http://accesschristiansingles.blogspot.com/ Downtown Kiwanis Club - 310 N 4th Street, THURSDAYS, Noon - 1 PM. Visitors and potential members are always welcome at these weekly service-oriented gatherings. Email Chuck.Williamson@jpenergy.comfor more info. Four Rivers Society for Human Resource Management - Meetings are the

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com. Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets MEETS 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY mornings for breakfast at Parker’s Drive Inn Restaurant, 2921 Lone Oak Road, 7 AM. We welcome visitors and potential members. Breakfast is open to visitors on the first Wednesday of every month. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Paducah County Club. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, jessicakoverdan@kyfb.com. Paducah Business and Professional Women (BPW) Meets second Tuesday

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of each month . 5:30 - 7 PM. McCracken County Public Library. For information, call Merryman Kemp at 270-442-7636. Paducah-Kentucky Lake Chapter of the International Society of Administrative Professionals. Meetings are the THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. For more, call Christy Poindexter at 270-575-6624. www.geocites.com/paducahkylake. Paducah Lions Club The oldest Lions Club in Kentucky, they meet TUESDAYS at noon for lunch and presentations by guest speakers at the Carson Center. Paducah Newcomers' Club: Monthly meetings are held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details. Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup: Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details. Paducah Rotaract Club. First MONDAY of the month at 6 PM. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. A group for young professionals 18 – 30 years old focused on helping others. Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center.

Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield, KY. Both meetings are from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. FREE childcare provided.

Advanced Bariatric Surgery of Paducah Support Group. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2335 Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. Alzheimer’s Support Group. 3RD THURSDAYS. Noon – 1:30 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-534-9173. Alzheimer’s Support Group. Paducah Care & Rehabilitation Center, 501 N. 3rd Street in Paducah. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. 4:30 PM. Call Felicia Williams or Katina Wilson at 270-444-9661 for additional information. Bariatric Support Group. FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. For more information about participating with this group, call 270-251-4169.

Paducah Singles Connection - TUESDAYS, 7 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. All single adults are welcome to this group, which emphasizes positive fellowship and social interaction based on the Christian lifestyle. They neither encourage nor discourage dating among members. The goal is to encourage, with love and support, those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem, tolerance and understanding.

Brain Injury of Kentucky Support Group Baptist Health - Paducah,

South Paducah Kiwanis - 1640 South 6th Street, THURSDAYS from 7 - 8 PM. The club invites members to this weekly meeting. The group's mission: serving the children of the world, one at a time.

Cancer Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7:00 PM. First Christian Church of Paducah. Call 270-443-8251 for more information. THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH: Look Good…Feel Better by American Cancer Society. Open to all women with cancer who are undergoing treament. 6 PM to 8 PM. Suite 403, Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Call ACS at 270-444-0740.

Toastmasters Club meets every THURSDAY at The Pasta House, 451 Jordan Dr,. Paducah, KY. Noon - 1PM. Afraid to speak in public? Learn to speak powerfully in an exciting, fun environment. Visitors are always welcome. Call Clay Campbell 270-703-2700 for more info. Zonta Club of Paducah - 5:30 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Whaler's Catch restaurant. It’s always a fun night when this group of women executives and professionals gathers to work together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more, call 270-575-3444.

Special Needs:

H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center currently has open enrollment for riders with special needs.Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Please visit our website for an enrollment package. www.horsesinc.org or call us at 270-437-3881. Easter Seals West Kentucky offers a range of therapies including speech, physical and occupational therapy services to children who qualify regardless of income. If you know a child who would benefit from these services or needs additional services above what they are already receiving, please call Tara Beyer at 270-444-9687. Easter Seals West Kentucky Adult Day Care has openings. Our program is ideal for seniors and special needs adults who are unable to be monitored during the day by a primary caregiver or simply need daily interaction in a safe, social group setting. In addition to activities, we offer meals and personal care. Caring nursing staff is also available to help monitor or assist with certain health or medical needs. Please contact Lisa Delaney at 270-442-2001 for more information. FEAT of Western Kentucky. Families for Effective Autism Treatment. Easter Seals Child Development Center. featofwky@ gmail.com

Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452. Breast Cancer Support Group. 2ND TUESDAYS. 6 p.m. Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Women’s Health and Wellness Center, Suite 403. For more information, call 270-442-1310.

Caregiver Support Group – THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. Legacy Personal Care Home, 4747 Alben Barkley Drive. 6 PM. FREE respite care is provided. For more information, please call Carrie Gottschalk Singler, 270-534-0620. Cancerport - the Breast Cancer Support Group. Women's Health and Wellness Center at Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Contact Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310. Cancer Support Group – First Christian Church. 443-8251 Celebrate Recovery. Riverwoods Church, Benton, KY. Where you can find healing from hurts, habits or hang ups. Every Friday night. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; fellowship at 7 p.m., followed by open small group. For more information, contact Tammy Nelson, 270-349-3253 or Michael Youngblood, 270-210-1828 Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. Call 444-8073 or 554-5977. Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 6 PM. Jackson Purchase Medical Center, Private Dining Room. Special guests are planned to provide information on pain management, depression, nutrition and many other related topics. For more information, call 382-3940 or 247-6546. Celebrate Recovery. Heartland Worship Center's Youth Building. FRIDAYS AT 7 PM. Are you struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups such as depression, insecurity, anger, overeating or chemical dependency? Open the door to change and find freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. For more, call 270-534-1400, ext. 260.

Marshall County Special Olympics. Marshal County Special Olympics. The group holds their monthly meeting at the Woodmen of the World building in Benton, 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM. For more, call Brian and Melissa Collier, 270-227-5225. Marshall Country Exceptional Center Case Management and Adult Day Training. For more information for Case Management call Lindsey Wall at 270-5273101. For more information for Adult Day Training, call Diana Wall at 270-527-1327. Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky is a resource group for families, friends, &individuals with Down syndrome. 6:30-8 PM on the third Monday of each month at the Heartland Worship Center in Paducah, Kentucky. For more, call Lana Dockery, phone number 270-564-0949, and email ldockery@comcast.net

Support Groups:

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK). support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTHat the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last

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P U R C H A S E FA M I LY N E T W O R K Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services

Lourdes Hospice. Behavioral Health Meeting Room (adjacent to the ER). EVERY MONDAY except holidays. 5 – 6:30 PM 270-415-3636. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their fami-

Celiac and Gluten-Intolerant meetings. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 5PM. Chiropractic Works, Metropolis. Next meeting is NOV. 5TH. These meetings are free to anyone who has Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or wanting to learn the life style. If you have any questions, call 618-524-8300. Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. 1ST THURSDAYS AT 7PM. Call 443-4648 or 519-8670. Colitis and Crohn’s Support Group. 1ST THURSDAYS. 7

- 8:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-4530.

lies. For more information, contact 217-2548, 519-4155, 210-3047 or ronda. cartwright @mccracken.kyschools.us L.I.F.E Community L.I.F.E-Saver Class - 523 N 12th Street. TUESDAYS, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. This class allows individuals to talk about any life-controlling issues and get support from the group. FREE. All are welcome. 575-3823. Lupus Support Group. Lourdes Hospital, Classroom 4. 6 PM, first Monday of every month. For more, call 270-210-9247.

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Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 - 7 PM. New topic presented every month. For questions, contact: Western Baptist Hospital at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. Diabetes Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6 PM. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Participants share in a diabeticfriendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC. Epilepsy Support Group. SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6 - 7 PM in the West Kentucky Epilepsy Center at the Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Free and open to the public. Call 270-762-1566 for more information. Fibromyalgia Support Group. 6 - 7 PM. THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Birk Grove Life Centre (5150 Village Square Drive.) Meetings are open to the public for women with Fibromyalgia. Phone 270-415-9575 for any questions. Hopeful Hearts 2ND THURSDAYS. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Women’s Center, Suite 210. For more information, call 270-444-2175.

“Metamorphosis”: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.AMI. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 – 8:30 PM. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway. Nar-Anon Family Support Group. TUESDAYS, 6:30 PM. Lourdes Hospital Classroom 4. Join in on a weekly hour of anonymous friendship, support and information for people with family members and/or friends struggling with drug addiction. For more, call 444-6718 Overeaters Anonymous. MONDAYS. 7-9PM at at various members' homes. OA offers a fellowship of men and women who seek recovery -through a Twelve-Step program. No public, private, political, ideological, or religious affiliation. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location, call 270556-8873. Overeaters Anonymous. Spiritual Program of Recovery – no weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-8873. Paducah Area Amputees in Action. 3RD THURSDAYS. 5:30 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. For more information, call 270-564-5879 Parkinson’s Support Group. This group meets at Western Baptist Hospital in the 2nd floor Atrium Conference Room at 9:30 AM and at Lourdes Hospital in the basement, Classroom 4 at 10 AM. MEETINGS ARE EVERY OTHER WEEK. For exact meeting times and more information, please call 1-270-898-8031. Parkinson's Support Group. EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Board Room. For more information, call 270-898-8031. Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters. This resource is open to the public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group, call 270-442-1166. Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. MEETS FIRST MONDAYS, 11 AM – noon. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 270-251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics. Support & education for families with a loved one who has a severe mental illness. FREE. Basic information about medications, the recovery process, communication skills, problem solving. Weekly meetings. Call to register 270-554-1915 TOPS #110 Paducah. Lebanon Methodist Church., 4620 At Massa Drive. 6 PM, Weigh In; 6:30 PM, Meeting. This weekly meeting has a two-fold objective: encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and sponsor obesity research. Most members refer to the organization simply as "TOPS," an acronym for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." The first meeting is FREE; yearly membership $26; monthly chapter dues $5. 270-217-1182. TOPS KY 0212 Paducah "Take Off Pounds Sensibly". Our mission is to offer Support and Encouragement for weight loss. Fountain Avenue United Methodist. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318. United Ostomy Association – Held at Western Baptist Hospital. Contact v

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by: Anisa Cox, ISSA Certified Personal Training Professional

FITNESS NOTES

Change! Seasons, Wardrobes, and Workouts

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all is the season of changes: From the weather, to what we wear, and also our workout habits. As the temperature outside begins to get cooler many people cut back on outdoor activities and begin working out inside a gym. The sun comes up later and sets earlier so there’s less time for outdoor activities. This is the time of the year we try on our winter clothes and discover they’re a little tighter then we remember! We start thinking about how we look in that favorite pair of skinny jeans and we begin to consider that cocktail dress or black tie attire for holiday parties. This is when we begin to look back over the past year and forward to the next. Many people use the fall as a time to adjust their lifestyle and workout habits.

Plan Ahead Our bodies love change and you will see results from simply switching up your regular exercise routine. But remember that changing your routine requires planning ahead. Choose your favorite group fitness classes in advance so that you can plan to balance their benefits with cardio and strength equipment on different days. If you plan to incorporate running outdoors into your routine, plan your strength training for your gym days. Guarantee yourself a week of variety regardless of the weather. Don’t let your busy work and social calendars get in the way of your goals. Mark your calendar with at least 30 - 45 minutes of time very day to focus on your health. Scheduling exercise just like any other type of appointment will keep you motivated to follow through with your workout plan.

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Results Driven Goals for Change Once you have determined your goal – slim down a waist size or tone your upper body for a strapless dress - you need to consider how you can get the most out of your workout for the best results. Bringing your workout in-doors does not mean it has to become boring. There are so many indoor options available that this is an opportunity for positive change. Equipment and class variety is the key to maintaining a fun and results driven routine. And remember, on those nice days when you can take your exercise outside, adding some outdoors cardio or an outdoor boot camp as a great bonus.

Think Strength AND Cardio‌Not Strength or Cardio Results come from the combination of strength, cardio and healthy eating habits. If your goal is to achieve lifelong benefits, you need all three. If you have just three weeks to fit into a smaller size pair of pants contact a personal training professional for healthy workout solutions to reach that short term goal. Adding strength to your workout provides numerous benefits in addition to a toned, sleek look. For a total body workout choose 8 - 10 exercises focusing on compound movements. Start with three sets of 8 - 12 reps of each of the following exercises. Remember to use enough weight that your muscles feel comfortably fatigued. As a beginner you don’t need to work out until you’re muscles hurt to get results. The following beginner workout example can be completed 2 - 3 non-consecutive days per week: Lower Body Abs Lower back Chest Upper and Mid-back Shoulders Biceps Triceps

Squats and lunges Ball crunches Back extensions Pushups Dumbbell rows Lateral raises Barbell bicep curls Triceps extensions

Choose a type of resistance, such as free weights or machines, based on what you have available and what you're comfortable with. Many beginners find strength equipment or the Strive Total Body Circuit to be more ‘user friendly’ and less intimidating. Meet with a personal training professional to develop a proper workout plan customized to meet your goals. Keep your workouts to an hour or less. Along with the total body strength workout you will want to make sure you are fitting cardio into your routine on a regular basis. Group fitness classes such as Group Power, Yoga & Body Sculpt, Spinning & Zumba provide unlimited workout possibilities. Bootcamps and 70 • November2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com

unique equipment options such as Jacobs’s ladder, Stair Master, Arc Trainers & Rowing Machines will also keep your workout interesting while giving you the cardio variety you need. You can also change things up by taking advantage of those pretty days and going for a hike or playing ball with your kids.

Healthy Eating Habits Last, but definitely not least, consider your diet (healthy eating habits). Cut back on your carbs while focusing more on your protein and vegetable intake. Prepare your favorite healthy dishes for holiday parties to ensure you at least have one healthy choice on the menu and remember moderation is key to staying on track. If you are staring that holiday buffet down and just cannot get it off your mind, pick a few favorites and use a sample plate to curb your cravings. Always make sure you are drinking lots of water. Life is full of changes! Embrace those changes by making healthy lifestyle choices no matter what your goal. You will be pleased with the way those skinny jeans look and feel, as well as being the knockout in your little black dress, if you stay focused on these simple adjustments the changes you seek will come your way. v

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H E A LT H M AT T E R S

by: Harvest Prude

Suicide

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uicide is a topic that, for many people, is surrounded by many sad, painful and difficult associations. Despite the fact that it is a major cause of death in this state, it’s something we rarely talk about. Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for Kentuckians 15 to 34 years old? Over 600 people choose to take their own lives each year in our state and that makes this a topic we simply cannot dismiss. International Survivors of Suicide Day, held this year on November 23, focuses on preventing suicide and remembering those lost to suicide. This provides us with an opportunity to educate ourselves so that we can help to eliminate this epidemic. Linda Thompson, the director of the Kentucky suicide prevention group, Zake's Hope, explained that many people are often afraid of discussing suicide. “They forget that

being suicidal is a condition that needs prompt help and treatment,” she told me. There has always been a stigma surrounding the use of the word ‘suicide’. People who have suicidal thoughts often keep them to themselves instead of being open about their struggles and asking for help. “We love our friends and family,” said Thompson. “But, when someone is depressed, withdrawn, sad and troubled, it is frightening. We want to ‘tiptoe’ around the issue, and this contributes to the problem.” Organizations created to help those contemplating suicide such as Zack’s Hope and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, want to show us how we can all make a difference in preventing suicide. These organizations encourage individuals to take action if they know of a friend, family member or acquaintance who may be considering suicide, or exhibiting suicidal behavior.

RISK FACTORS • Problems with school or the law • Breakup of a romance or an unexpected pregnancy • A stressful family life (i.e., parents who are depressed or who are substance abusers) • Loss of security • Fear of authority, peers, group or gang members • Stress due to new situations (i.e., starting college or moving) • Failing in school or failing an important test • A serious illness or injury to oneself • Seriously injuring another person or causing another person's death (i.e., an automobile accident) • Major loss of a loved one, a home, divorce in the family, a trauma

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Kentucky loses three times as many citizens to suicide as homicide. There is an average of 5.7 suicide attempts every day in Kentucky. Kentucky’s suicide death rate in 2009 was the 23rd highest in the nation (down from 10th in 2007). Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In 2010, (the most recent year for which data is available) 38,364 suicides were reported nationwide. The fastest growing age group for suicide are the 10-14 year olds It is estimated that suicides may be two to three times greater than official statistics.

What can I do? While the statistics seem grim, there are tangible ways everyone can help to prevent the loss of life. If you suspect that someone you love is suicidal, what can you do to intervene and make sure that they do not become one of the statistics? To make sure you react to the situation in a meaningful and helpful way it is important to be knowledgeable about the issue. Suicide is among the most preventable forms of death, so with alertness and awareness you can potentially make a difference in this epidemic.

Dispelling myths about suicide There are a lot of myths surrounding suicide. People believe they cannot stop someone from killing themselves if they are determined to do so. Most people contemplating suicide send out many warning signs and behavioral changes that are red flags to friends and family. The key is to be alert to these signals and clues, and to notice them before it’s too late. Remember, individuals considering suicide or feeling suicidal often talk about feeling alone or lonely, and they

WARNING SIGNS provided by the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program website, www.yellowribbon.org.

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Abrupt changes in personality Giving away possessions Previous suicide attempt Substance abuse Changes in eating or sleeping patterns (i.e., significant weight change or insomnia/oversleeping) Unwillingness/inability to communicate Depression Extreme or extended boredom Accident prone (carelessness) Sadness, discouragement and loneliness Talk of wanting to die Neglecting academic work and/or personal appearance Running away from home or truancy from school Rebelliousness - reckless behavior Withdrawal from people or activities Confusion - inability to concentrate Chronic pain, panic or anxiety Obsessive perfectionism Extreme restlessness

can be sad and withdrawn. More then most people, they need to know that they are cared for and cared about: People in crisis need to talk to someone.

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What you can do to help Friends and family may believe they are unqualified to help or interact with a person who is suicidal. They may feel powerless to help. Perhaps we need to think about it in a different way: When you come across a victim of an accident, First Aid and CPR can be administered by those with limited training until EMT professionals arrive. Suicide is similar, but professionals won’t know who to help until someone notifies them that there is a problem they need to address. Thompson recommends that everyone saves a suicide hotline number to their phone. “Sometimes people who are suicidal consider asking for help,” she explained. “But they don’t take action such as looking up phone numbers online. If you have the hotline number somewhere easy to find its more likely you will get help.” If you or someone you know is in crisis, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800273-8255. If you suspect someone is contemplating suicide, encourage them to talk with a minster, health professional or a counselor. The advantages of professional therapy or counseling can be beneficial to people with suicidal thoughts. A

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non-biased, professionally trained listener can often help unravel the dark thoughts accompanying suicide and help people see the more optimistic side of things. Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of counseling so suggest going to a minister instead. Many churches have faith based support programs.

Find a support group There is often a sense of isolation and loneliness that accompanies suicidal thoughts and this can be what leads individuals to consider death. Joining a support group can help individuals to speak openly about their feelings: It can help them see another path through their loneliness, isolation, fear and depression. In a group they are not alone with their feelings and may meet others who have gone through similar emotions and experiences. To find a support group in your area visit, www.suicide.org/support-groups/kentucky-suicide-support-groups.html While suicide may seem like a daunting topic, being informed and having practical options to help are keys to preventing future tragedies. Make the commitment this November 23 to become an active partner in bringing v awareness to the issue of suicide.

by: Andrew Williams

PA R E N T S PA G E

Helping the Attachment Injured Child

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mma Goldmann, a political activist from the early 20th century wrote, "No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure." Ms. Goldmann’s words aptly describe the attachment injured child. It is as if they are gems waiting to be discovered and polished. Until that discovery, they are viewed as of constant hurt and frustration. In order for these children to reach their value, persons like foster/adoptive parents, teachers, and friends will have to learn the skills needed to ‘unlock that treasure’.

Children from the hard places It might be appropriate to call these children, ‘Children from the hard places’. They may have known safety and stability at some point in their lives. More likely, most of these children have had a ‘hard time’ and have been forced to rely on themselves. They do not have a sense of safety or stability. A child’s sense of safety is created when the child begins to feel that his needs will be met not only physically but also emotionally. This is called ‘felt safety’. As a byproduct of the lack of ‘felt safety’, many children function in ways that seem dysfunctional. These behaviors and attitudes are survival tools used to create control and safety in a scary world. Within the child’s world, the tools make sense. Within a new family system, (i.e., foster and adoptive families), these tools are not only dysfunctional but can are destructive.

Disorder, or Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. While your child might exhibit and meet the qualities of these disorders, the scope and severity of many of these problems may be exacerbated by a developmental trauma and attachment injury. In a sense, attachment injury is the body’s defense to the lack of safety or care it has received. By this standard, it might be impossible for a child from the ‘hard place’ to function in a ‘normal way’. A child who is from the ‘hard places’ functions out of the lower brain. Operating out of the lower brain means that he will not be able to think rationally about decisions. He has not experienced a stabile relationship where he has learned to interpret and understand every day human interactions.

Children, who display unwanted behaviors, are often diagnosed with disorders like ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Reactive Attachment

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He has not had healthy, nutritionally loaded food to eat for brain development. He has likely experienced chronically high levels of fear which compete with higher brain function. More precisely, the events, in utero, infancy, or childhood create a neurochemical set point for how the child will respond in stressful situations (i.e., the child will operate in self protective ways). These set points can occur if a mother experiences a stressful or difficult pregnancy, the child has a traumatic birth, or if the child experiences early hospitalization. These are significant and profound ways in which children can be programmed to struggle with attachment. Furthermore, a child can also receive attachment injury through abuse, neglect, or other forms of trauma (e.g., an overly critical parent).

Gaining Trust Dr. Karyn Purvis, creator of TBRI© (Trust Based Relational Intervention), believes that gaining the trust of an attachment injured child is the integral part of helping the child heal. A child cannot operate at a higher brain function if he remains wary of his environment. This requires that the caregiver learn to respond by first connecting to the child, later empowering the child, and last and least, correcting the child. This seems to be the antithesis of most parenting approaches. This approach, however, makes the most sense. A child who is healthily attached to a parent can whether some emotional turbulence. A child who is not securely attached will be tossed about in that same storm.

Connecting Most often, parents fear that if they are not correcting this child, he will not learn. An attachment injured child’s brain will not learn if he is in a constant state of fear. Fear must be reduced for learning to take place and new behavior to be enacted. Connection is the best tool for reducing fear. Connection is a time consuming work, but it is extremely rewarding. Connecting requires that the parent learn to manage her fears about how she is perceived by others as well as managing fears about not being ‘in charge’ of the child. A connected child is a trusting and fearless child. He is a pleasure to care give.

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There are several simple methods for connecting. First, create an environment of ‘felt safety’ by making available high nutrition snacks, attending to a child’s sensory needs (e.g., too loud, too bright, too scratchy, etc.), addressing their physical space needs (i.e., think the opposite of Harry Potter’s bed under the cupboard), and using safe child appropriate language. Second, model the positive behavior desired from the child. This will include using encouraging language. An example: Instead of saying, “Don’t run” say, “Remember to walk.” Third, work to match the child. A parent will make a powerful statement to a child about connection when he is attuned to the child. One of the easiest ways to show attunement is through play. Play by matching the child’s motions and actions; allow them to lead. Last, make both eye and, as allowed, body contact with the child. This will require the adult to get down on the child’s level when talking to them. If a parent can do nothing else with an attachment injured child, it is imperative that he work to make connection with the child. The sad truth is that many adults in our world are unprepared to deal with developmental trauma and attachment injuries. Attachment injured children not only show up in foster and adoptive homes, they also appear in schools, churches and playgrounds. While these interventions will not “fix” attachment injured children, the connection created is the bridge to helping this child begin the healing process. Understanding and connecting to attachment injured children not only helps the hurting child, but also those who are in the daily struggle with them. If you are in the midst of the struggle with an attachment injured child and are interested in more information on this subject, seek a licensed mental health professional, preferably one trained in TBRI©. You may also be interested to read, The Connected Child, by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine. v

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ovember is National Homecare and Hospice Month and while most people prefer not to think about the need for such services, they are valuable and necessary nonetheless. The national recognition gives us all an opportunity to reflect upon how modern hospice began, and on the huge improvement to quality of life that it brings to terminally ill patients in our area. In 2011, an estimated 1.65 million patients received services from hospice; with an estimated 44.6% of all deaths in the United States under the care of a hospice program. It is wonderful that so many patients and their loved ones benefit from hospice care, however, most all families wish that hospice had been involved earlier.

Modern Hospice Hospice was first applied to specialized care for dying patients by physician Dame Cicely Saunders, who began her work with the terminally ill in 1948, She eventually went on to create the first modern hospice, St. Christopher’s Hospice,

in a residential suburb of London. Saunders introduced the idea of specialized care for the dying to the United States during a 1963 visit at Yale University. Her lecture, given to medical students, nurses, social workers and chaplains not only talked about the concept of holistic hospice care but included photos of terminally ill cancer patients and their families. They showed the dramatic differences before and after symptom control care. This lecture launched a chain of events which resulted in the development of hospice care as we know it today. “Watching a loved one pass away is never easy,” said Tammy Samples, a recent client of hospice in the area. “As my beloved grandmother slipped away from us this past June, we did what we could to make her passing easier and more bearable - for her and for us. Making the decision to call in hospice services was difficult for my family, but we were so thankful for the hospice personnel who were able to walk with us through such a dark time.” www.purchasefamilymag.com November2013 • 77

What is hospice care? Hospice care is for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and have a six-month, or less, life expectancy. Many patients live longer than this estimate and if they are receiving hospice care, they may continue to do so for as long as they meet the requirements of their specific condition. Many hospice programs partner with local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as hospitals to bring care to their clients. They can operate in whatever your home setting may be to manage your symptoms. What hospice services do for a patient and their family is varied. The patient and their physician, together with the

Medical Director, are part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of nurses, personal care assistants, pastoral care, social workers and volunteers. Each team member has a specific purpose and role in the patients care and the patient always has a say in their care plan. One of the many benefits of early hospice care is that the patient does not have to use all of the available hospice services at once. At the beginning of their care, many hospice patients are very active and continue doing the things that they have always done with only a nurse visit. As they move further along in their diagnosis, the hospice team moves with them; adjusting to their needs and wishes. Hospice nurses help patients manage symptoms such as nausea, pain, and anxiety. Hospice team members also offer support for the practical needs of the family such as payer sources and living condition issues that the patient may be facing. In addition, hospice services can offer both patients and families spiritual support. “While hospice workers were helping our family with my grandmother, they were also praying with us,” explained Samples. “They talked to us about our feelings and the emotions that we were dealing with. The hospice staff showed us how to give grandma her medication. They helped to

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The information that hospice workers shared with us before my grandmother passed helped us to have a better understanding of the process of dying.

make her comfortable as her condition deteriorated and she drew closer to the end. Hospice addresses the needs of patients and families together and helps make a painful transition a little easier to bear,” said Samples. “The information that hospice workers shared with us before my grandmother passed helped us to have a better understanding of the process of dying. Knowing this information and having hospice nurses speak candidly and compassionately allowed us to recognize when the time was drawing very near. Because of that, Grandma was able to leave this Earth peacefully, with her loved ones surrounding her. For my family, hospice care was something we were very thankful for.”

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Volunteer Volunteers provide a valuable help to hospice patients and families. Volunteers who work with hospice serve in a number of roles: Administration and support, public speaking and community education, fundraising and other special events, and even one-on-one service with patients. Those who are licensed professionals in massage therapy and hair styling, or specialists in pet and music therapy are a real blessing to the clients and families using hospice. Hospice programs are very appreciative of the people who freely give their time and energy to show care and compassion to patients and families during such a difficult time. Anyone who is interested in volunteering with homecare and hospice services must undergo thorough training that will adequately prepare them for hospice work. The training course offered by Lourdes Hospice covers topics such as psychological and spiritual issues, communication and listening skills, as well as the physical aspects and progression of terminal illness. There are more topics covered in volunteer training and the course assures that all volunteers with Lourdes Hospice are equipped to offer the best care possible for both the hospice patient and the family.

National Hospice Month Observe National Hospice Month in November and learn more about the hospice services in your local area. Get in touch with Lourdes Homecare and Hospice to discover more about their services, and if you have some extra time, consider serving as a hospice volunteer. Find out more about local hospice and home care by visiting www.eLourdes.com/hospice.asp and www.eLourdes.com/homecare.asp. If you or someone you know would like information about hospice care or about volunteering with any of Lourdes Hospice programs, you may contact them at (270) 415-3636 or by emailing at SPoindexter@Lourdes-PAD.org.

Palliative Care A part of the services Lourdes provides is palliative care. This care is for patients who are not at the end of their life and need hospice, but instead they have an incurable illness that could last for years to come. Anyone with a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness should gather hospice information at the beginning of that diagnosis. Even if they are seeking curative measures, that information will become invaluable later in the diagnosis to make a proactive, informed decision to choose hospice. Most regular insurance companies as well as Medicare and Medicaid usually cover most hospice services. Homecare and hospice personnel can help families with the paperwork often associated with paying for these services.

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Camp Robin This is the 30th year that Lourdes Hospice has provided services in our regional. Today they serve 16 counties, including three in Illinois and 13 in Kentucky. Our local hospice programs also provide bereavement programs and caregiver support groups for the loved ones of hospice patients. Lourdes Hospice has provided a children’s grief camp, Camp Robin, for the past ten years. Camp Robin is a day for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. This year on National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, November 21, they are honoring children who have lost a loved one by wearing the National Children’s Grief Day blue t-shirts. The program is also working with area schools to reach students who have been affected by loss. v

by: Tammy Samples

COMMUNITY NEWS

Share the Joy of Christmas Bring a toy to Toys for Tots

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uring the holiday season, there are so many worthy organizations and projects that help people. Perhaps you are looking for a way to share your blessings and help some struggling families? One of the most popular ways of spreading the joy Christmas to others who are less fortunate is to provide a small toy as a gift for a needy child. Many of our readers will be familiar with the Toys for Tots (TFT) program. In the Paducah area, Toys for Tots has already been busy raising funds to help needy kids. According to Barry Bryan, TFT Coordinator for the Paducah area, the season of giving has already started with a bang. Toys for Tots began their fundraising and toy collection efforts with a barbecue. The event bring usually brings in a number of toys: "I haven’t counted the toys yet but this event usually yields anywhere from 150 to 300," Bryan told me.

per bowler. Registration will be at the door starting at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded and this should be a very fun event, not to mention an opportunity for bowlers to help needy children. For more information on the Bowl for Tots,

Bowl for Tots In November, a ‘Bowl for Tots’ will be held at Cardinal Lanes bowling alley which is located at 816 Joe Clifton Drive in Paducah. This even will be held on November 16th and is comprised of a single elimination tournament with a second chance bracket. Early registration of $25 per bowler ends November 1, but you can register up until the tournament date at a cost of $30 www.purchasefamilymag.com November2013 • 81

Annual Holiday Designer Showcase Are you ready to kick off the holiday decorating season with style? Mark your calendars and plan to be at Ethan Allen on Saturday, November 30. On that date, the Ethan Allen design center in Paducah will be holding the annual Holiday Designer Tree Showcase from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will feature trees and holiday decor created by local designers Kenn Gray, Amy Noles, Allison Hart, Lauralee Latimer, Sara Falder and Danial S. MacPhail. There will be entertainment provided by the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as beautiful door prizes. Attendees are asked to please bring new, unwrapped toys to place under one of the beautifully-decorated trees as a donation to Paducah Toys for Tots. Come out and see what the designers have created for this Christmas and enjoy some sights and sounds of the season. Don't forget to bring your toys for Toys for Tots! Join the folks at Ethan Allen for this fun and festive occasion that serves to not only demonstrate Christmas design ideas, but also helps local families in need. Ethan Allen is located at 451 Jordan Drive in Paducah and the hours are Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 82 • November2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com

call Ron Garcia at (270) 933-6312 or contact Darrell Tharp by phone at (270) 994-2129 or email gunnytharp @yahoo.com.

Snowball Dance, Fun Run and more! The month of December will be especially busy with fundraisers. Heath Middle School is hosting a ‘Snowball Dance’. This annual event usually raises about $1,000 and brings in about 200 toys. The Kira Lives on Foundation will team up with OutBack Steakhouse and sell chicken dinners. This is expected to raise about $1,000 for more to purchase toys. (There more events planned and they will be posted on our website and Facebook pages as details become available.) "I’m working on an event with McCracken County High School for a toy drive which we hope will take place on the night of a basketball game,” Bryan told me. “Sometime in December there will be also be a 5K race and fundraiser in Eddyville. The date has not been confirmed yet." Associated General Contractors are going to be collecting toys on November 22nd at Walker Hall in Paducah. 6.30 – 11.30 p.m.

What’s the best toy to donate? If you are interested in donating a toy or toys to Toys for Tots, what should you look? Shop for toys that you think your own children or grandchildren would enjoy. Better yet, if you have children or grandchildren, take them with you when you shop. Explain what you are buying the toys for and let them help you pick them out. This is a great opportunity to teach kids the value of helping others who may be less fortunate, as well as a chance to help kids appreciate what they already have. Remember, your toys must be new and please don't wrap them. In years past, the Paducah Toys for Tots has collected well over 6,000 toys for Purchase area children. As the economy continues to weaken and local families are finding it more and more difficult to make ends meet, the need for toy donations for families is expected to increase. The goal is to provide two toys for each child who have been signed up for the program, but in past years, the Paducah Toys for Tots has been able to give four toys to each child due to the generous number of donations.

Making Christmas Bright When you donate, you simple drop a new, unwrapped toy into a designated drop-off point. TFT personnel will collect the toys, store them. At Christmastime, the local

Coordinator will work closely with local social organizations to match up toys to kids in need. Toys for Tots is different from many "angel tree" programs in that those who donate only provide toys and TFT personnel match up the toys to the children. Kids between the ages of birth and 16 years are eligible to receive gifts. To sign up, families can register on the Toys for Tots website at www.toysfortots.org or contact Bryan at paducahtoysfortots@comcast.net. You may also call (270) 564-3076 for more information about registering.

Where can I drop off toys? In the Paducah area, you can drop off toys at the following locations: AAA Stowaway office Benton Chiropractic Big Lots (Paducah, Mayfield, Murray) Bluegrass Honda (Paducah) Bluegrass BMW (Paducah) Chip Wynn Auto Sales Coast Guard Office Cogent Inc. (Calvert City) Country Inn & Suites (Paducah)

Easy Money all locations Ethan Allen FDR Honda (Paducah) Gander Mountain Higdon Furniture (Paducah) Iron Anchor Tattoo (Paducah) Jackson House Assisted Living Linwood Motors (Paducah, Metropolis) Marine Recruiting Office Old Navy Paducah Water Pasta House Company Regions Bank (Lone Oak) River's Edge Vet Hospital (Metropolis, IL) River Valley Ag Credit (All Branches) Royal Oaks Chevrolet (Paducah) Southside Family Chiropractic Stratemeyer Media (Inside Kentucky Oaks Mall) Telephone Answering Service Toys-R-Us Walgreens (Paducah, Mayfield, Murray KY/ Metropolis, IL) Western Baptist Hospital Gift Shop Businesses can become drop-off locations by filling out a v request form on the Toys for Tots website.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Gail Robinson Butler, Director – WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center

Clemens Center Presents The Glass Menagerie

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est Kentucky Community & Technical College is proud to announce that Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is coming to the Clemens Fine Arts Center. This emotionally charged play will be performed on November 15-16 at 7:30 PM. The play, which is loosely based on Tennessee Williams’ life, is produced by the WKCTC Theatre Department. The story is told as a memory through the eyes of Tom Wingfield. Tom tells of his family struggles within the economic strife of the depression and the looming global conflicts of WWII. Amanda, his mother, has grown up in a home of southern gentility and privilege. She has struggled for 16 years; raising a family alone in the languishing economy. Tom has been burdened with caring for the family and abandoned his dreams of becoming a writer; he has worked in a shoe factory. Tom’s sister, Laura, has become increasingly withdrawn and unable to cope. The character of Laura was based on Tennessee Williams’ own sister, Rose; whose struggles with mental illness haunted him all his life. Watching the family’s struggle to survive physically and emotionally, we are reminded of the importance of today’s families and their similar struggles. It is hoped that the audience will leave the theatre with a

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greater awareness of the important topics addressed in the play, including mental illness, economics, and family issues.

A play full of talent The cast and crew are a perfect mix of seasoned theatre performers and students, whose talents promise a quality production. The Glass Menagerie will be directed by WKCTC professor, Constance Frank. She will not only focus on the direction of the play, but on the teaching opportunities within the show for the cast, crew and audience. Constance has directed a variety of plays at the college including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tartuffe, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Artist in residence, Janet Bloomingburg, is working with the cast on theatre skills including rehearsal and production etiquette, stage makeup, costume care and stage craft. Bloomingburg, who received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts at Freed Hardeman University, has extensive performance credits. She will perform the challenging role of Amanda Wingfield in the production. Naikih Overfield, a WKCTC student, is making his Clemens debut in the role of Tom Wingfield. His performance credits include Senator Titus in The Curious Savage and Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Rachel Mahoney will take the role of Laura in The Glass Menagerie. Rachel is a WKCTC theatre student and a student worker in the campus television department. Rachel has performed in several regional venues. Jon Walker has acted in numerous television commercials and short films; however this is his first experience on the stage. Jon is portraying Jim, The Gentleman Caller. Like Jim, Jon believes in the future of radio and television and works professionally as a producer at WKCTC’s Paducah-2 TV.

WKCTC theatre student Jared Yetter, the production’s Directing Intern, attends the Paducah School of Art, and will graduate next semester. He plans to attend Western University to earn his Bachelors in Film. Valerie Pollard, stage manager, recently co-directed Love, Loss, and What I Wore and was stage manager for Godspell at Market House Theatre. Todd Birdsong is the technical director for the show and also the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. Birdsong has designed and built numerous productions on the Clemens stage, and has worked with the national and international touring companies that have performed at the college. Tickets for evening performances are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students, children, and senior citizens. Matinee seats are $4.00 per person. For reservations and information, visit artsinfocus.org or call the Clemens Box Office at (270) 534-3212. A school matinee will be offered on Friday November 15 at 10 a.m. Study guides will be available on line. For more information visit, www.artsinfocus.org The Glass Menagerie is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. v

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E D U C AT I O N M AT T E R S

by: Gwen Taylor, Project Coordinator - WKCTC’s Accelerating Opportunity Program

Diary of an Adult Learner: Education is Worth the Time

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n a national economy that is just beginning an upswing and a local economy which is taking a hard hit, the idea of going back to school, or starting school for the first time, is one that can rattle the nerves of the most confident person. At West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), I talk to people every day about returning to school, whether it is to earn the GED, a certificate for work, or an associate degree. I seldom get an immediate response. This week, a woman told me that she had spoken with me quite some time ago about returning to school. A single mother, raising several children, the woman works full-time, but it is not enough. She told me that she knows the only way out of the economic bracket she is in, is to obtain more education. We are now working together on a plan that will give her the education she needs to improve her economic circumstances.

Accelerating Opportunities As the project coordinator for WKCTC’s Accelerating Opportunity Program, I work with non-traditional students every day. This is my passion! At the age of 36, I went back to school to earn an associate degree. Education opened not only my mind, but

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possibilities that I never dreamed possible. I went on to pursue a bachelor’s and subsequently, my master’s degree. My desire to help other women achieve their goals comes from the heart: An education is the one thing no one can ever take from you. I consider it my most valuable resource. I must have inherited this desire for education from my

mother; a very intelligent woman who, unfortunately, did not finish high school. She had a great career, but felt a need to earn a GED certificate for her own sense of accomplishment. She did indeed earn that GED and I can’t remember ever seeing her so proud for something she had done for herself.

Something for everyone at every level The staff at WKCTC are consistently exploring ways to meet the needs of those in our community so they find education accessible, affordable and accommodating. This is includes offering GED classes in the evenings, free tutoring for the GED and assistance to help increase you COMPASS scores. Accelerating Opportunity partners with Adult Education, to offer classes for high wage-high demand jobs that lead to an associate degree. These classes are team-taught: They partner an adult education instructor with technical faculty to raise your knowledge of basic skills such as reading, writing and math. This takes place in in the classroom while you are earning a certificate in your field of study. Classes are offered in small cohorts where both a success coach and a career coach are with you through the entire process. WKCTC also offers ‘late start’ classes, online classes, work place, part-time and full-time classes. There are options for anyone interested in learning.

Now is the time! If you have been thinking that you should probably go back to school, now is the time. For those classes that start in January, it’s time to get your applications in for the college and financial aid. If you need to obtain your GED or get COMPASS assistance - NOW is definitely the time! In advising and working with adult learners, I don’t always see the end result. I know from experience that adults face challenges and barriers to education that can, and often do, cause completion to take a little longer than for traditional students. To this end, I would say, in both my profession and regarding the ten years it took for my own education…it’s worth the time. v

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