Community Connection Oct-Dec 2014

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Hickman County Interagency Council

October-December 2014 Volume 1, Issue 3


Macy Howell, daughter of Keith and Stacy, with her princess snowman.

Basketball in Hickman County, Harvest Time, Bonfires, Halloween Parades and Candy Drops, S'mores in the Backyard, Camping at Columbus Belmont, Bean Suppers, Community Thanksgiving Service, Trick or Treating in Grubbs Subdivision, Hay Rides, Pumpkins from Cunningham Farm, Jumping in Leaves, Trunk or Treats, Changing Fall Colors, Turkey and Dressing, Family Traditions, Sledding, Snow Days, Parade of Lights, Lighting of the Tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus around town, and Hunting Seasons are just a few of the things that characterize fall and wintertime in Hickman County. We hope to see you around!!! More information about events @ or Four River Counties @

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Fall and Winter in HC.... 1 Calendar ………............... 2 Calendar......................... 3 Senior Center Schedule...4 Joy Group Schedule.. 5 Halloween and Columbus Park Schedule..………..... 6 Holiday in Hickman Co.. 7 Extension Fall Classes…. 8 Community Resources .. 9 Community Resources..10 Community Resources..11 Interagency Council…..12 and much more!!!





October 16 8:30 am

Fiscal Court Meeting

October 31 1-4 PM

Halloween Parade 4pm & Fun 1-4

October 18 6:00 pm

Boo Bash, Mt. Pleasant Methodist

October 31 1-3:45 PM

Flash Zombie Tour – Hickman Co. Museum

October 19

Jackson Chapel Fall Festival

October 21 Noon October 21 12:00

Green Valley Baptist, November 1 th 145 Anniversary 3 PM Oakton Baptist, November 1 th 120 Anniversary JOY Potluck Fun/Costume Party, November 3 FUMC (RSVP Appreciated) 1:30 PM Hickman County Homemaker November 4 Leadership Luncheon 10 AM- 1PM

October 21 1:00 pm

Hickman County Homemaker Council- HC Extension Office

November 5 9:00 AM

Four River Counties Early Childhood Council

October 23 6:30 PM October 23

Souper Quick Meals HC Extension Office Potato Day, HC Senior Center $5 a plate

November 6 8:30-2:00PM November 7, 8 & 9

Women in Ag Seminar Columbus Belmont Act. Bldg. Christmas Open House Downtown Businesses

October 24-26 Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Camping Weekend- Columbus

November 8 10AM-12PM

Playfest: Farm Fun HC Elementary

October 24 6-8 PM

PTO Fall Festival Hickman County Elementary

November 8

October 24 4-6 PM

November 8 1-3 PM

October 24 5:00 PM October 26 2:30 PM

Women’s Club and Library Bean SupperHC Senior Center Jackson Chapel Fish Fry Market House TheaterGrapes of Wrath with JOY

HC Museum Christmas Open House Crochet Club HC Extension Office

October 30 5-8 PM

Second Baptist Trunk or Treat November 14 Taste of the Holidays 4:30 – 7:00 PMYoung Center

October 31 6-9 PM

Columbus Fall Festival

October 19

First Baptist Church – Fall Festival Spirit of Home Holiday Workshop Election Day – Women’s Club Luncheon

November 10 Chamber of Commerce Meeting- ICF November 11 Veterans Day Program @ HCHS

November 15 Great Pretenders-HCES 6:00 PM



November 18 6 PM

Holiday Appetizer & Desserts HC Extension Office November 18 JOY Group- Lunch 11:00-1:30 pm at Ruby Fayes 11:00 Annual ICF Auction 1:30 November 20 Potato Day-HC 11-1PM Senior Center - $5 a plate November 20 Scarves Lesson 1:30 pm HC Extension Office November 21 Taking Ownership of 10 AM Diabetes HC Extension Office November 21 Red & White Game HCHS November 22 8:30 – 2:30

Arts, Craft, Book Fair-Young Center

November 24 6:00 PM

Community Thanksgiving Service- First Baptist

November 27


December 6 5:30, 6:00

Christmas Parade of Lights-Tree Lighting

December 6 2:00-4:00

Santa sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

December 9 12:00 PM December 12 6:30 pm December 13 1:00-3:00 PM

Chamber of Commerce Meeting- ICF JOY Group Annual Christmas Celebration at Young Ctr Crochet Club HC Extension Office

3 December 18 11-1PM

Potato Day-HC Senior Center $5 a plate



December 19 Early Dismissal for Christmas 1:00 PM Break December 25 Christmas

Hickman County Senior Citizens Center

Hickman County Court Square is beautiful no matter what season. In the Fall during the Halloween Parade or in winter during the Parade of Lights, Hickman Countians come together to celebrate new and old traditions.

Hickman County

Calendar of Events October 23rd Potato Day Fundraiser $5.00 a plate November 20th Potato Day Fundraiser $5.00 a plate December 18th Potato Day Fundraiser $5.00 a plate Other Activities The Center has hot meals daily at 11am. Stop by and eat with us! We have on-going speakers and events throughout the months. Please come by the Center to pick up a monthly activities calendar of events. E-Learning Center is open during normal business hours plus after hours from 4-7pm Monday thru Friday and Saturday 8-1pm. Please stop in and use free internet services. Donations are always welcome! 212 E North Street Clinton KY 42031 270-653-4314

The mission of the senior citizens program is to facilitate the social, emotional and physical well-being of independent senior citizens by providing access to community resources, providing services and activities that maintain senior citizens independence and wellness. The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am – 4 pm for the senior citizen’s program. A senior citizen is anyone 60 and older. During these hours of operation planned activities are available to senior citizens at no or minimal cost. 4

JOY GROUP JOY – “Just Over Youth” –

Eli Rudd is having a great time in the wintery landscape of Hickman County. His rosy cheeks reminds us that winter is coming soon. Eli is the son of Jarrin and Corinne Rudd.

JOY GROUP SCHEDULE October 21 (Tuesday) – Pot-Luck Fun/Costume Party at UM Young Center – 12:00 noon – reservations not required but appreciated. October 26 (Sunday) – Market House Theater “Grapes of Wrath”- the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma. We will leave the Youth Center parking lot immediately following morning worship (about 12:30 p.m.); lunch at Panera Bread in Paducah; show starts at 2:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY required with payment of $20 – limited transportation available. November 18 (Tuesday) - Annual ICF Auction – leave Young Center parking lot at 11:00 and have lunch at Ruby Faye’s – Auction at ICF at 1:30. Reservations not required but appreciated. December 12, (Friday) 6:30 p.m. – Annual Christmas Celebration at Young Center includes catered meal (donations appreciated); entertainment and closing with worship – communion candle light service. Reservations to church or Vida by December 5th.

is a program of Clinton First United Methodist Church for persons is a ministry “for, by, and with persons over 55 years of age”. It is open to and we invite everyone regarding of age, race, sex, or religious faith. Our purpose is to enrich lives as we advance in age – as we all do. Our regular meeting date is 3rd Tuesday of every month. The contact person is Rev. Vida McClure at 270653-3352 or vmcclure1227@att. net


Please Help our School Collect and Drop Off With School Secretary

Piper Bailey is so excited to welcome the Fall Season. Grins like that are contagious spreading joy all over the county. Piper is the daughter of Josh and Tiffany Bailey. Granddaughter of Michael and Suzette Bailey.

Coke Reward Official Codes Coach Kay Alshire

Box Tops Leslie Bizzle

Halloween Parade at 4:00- Line up at 3:30 Candy Drop and Free Hotdogs to follow. Spooktastic Fun on the Square from 1:00-4:00 Face Painting, Straw Maze, Bobbing for Apples COLUMBUS-BELMONT STATE PARK HAPPENINGS

Labels for Education Leslie Bizzle

Shoparoo Download Free App and snap Photos of Receipts -Debby Watson or Leslie Bizzle


Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Camping Weekend OCT. 24-26 2014 Enjoy a fun filled weekend with campsite trick or treating. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated campsite & best costume. There will be a chili & dessert cook-off, followed by a “Civil War Ghost Ride”. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-888-4KY-Park (1-888-459-7275). For Camping Trailer and Log Cabin rentals call 270-677-2327 or email Civil War Christmas Ball Dec. 13, 2014 The Friends of Columbus-Belmont will host a Civil War Ball with food music and dance.

Christmas Open House Downtown November 7. 8. 9 Violet Femmes F. 10-8, S. 10-2, Su. 1-4 The Lemon Tree F. 10-8, S. 10-4, Su. 1-4 Clinton Hardware

Volunteers Needed Salvation Army Bell Ringers Starting November 21-22 then every weekend till December 19-20 3-6 pm Friday 9-1 pm Saturday 1 hour per ringer @ Gregs Supermarket and Court Square Corner Contact: Alma Blair 270-653-4793

Year Round Opportunity VIP Reader at Hickman County Elementary School Volunteers are paired up with a child to listen to them read 30 minutes each week. No special skills needed, just a desire to help children become better readers! Volunteer Requirements: Complete background check Contact: Vickie Batts, KAPS Family Resource Center @ Hickman County Elementary, at 653-2291 or vickie.batts@hickman.kyschools .us

Taste of the Holidays November 14 from 4:30-7:00 Young Center at 1st UMC Tickets 8.00 in advance 10.oo at the door Vendors, Delightful Food Tasting, Cookbook

Playfest- Farm Fun for the Family November 8 from 10:00-12:00 Hickman County Elementary Families with Children 0-5 Bump n Jump, Petting Zoo, Family Fun‌.FREE

Arts, Craft and Book Fair November 22 from 8:30-2:30 Hickman County Elementary School Gym More than 50 Vendors- Shop for the Holidays Sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council

Community Thanksgiving Service November 23 at 6:00 pm First Baptist Church Come together and worship!!!

Santa on the Square December 6 from 2-4 Visit with Santa and have Cookies & Snow Punch

Parade of Lights December 6 around the Court Square Lighting of the Tree at 5:30 Parade of Lights at 6:00 Call Amy Cunningham for more information

Hickman County Extension Fall Programs

Pre-Register for all programs listed on this page by calling 270-6532231

Souper Quick Meals is a Joint Program with Community Education


COMMUNITY RESOURCES The Hickman County Times

The Hickman County Gazette

Description: Weekly local newspaper

Description: A community newspaper for Hickman County

E-Mail: gaye@thehctimes/ tommy@thehctimes


Phone: 270-653-4040


Address: 104 S. Washington Street, Clinton, KY 42031

Phone: 270-653-3381

Regional Prevention and Education Center Description: Substance abuse prevention and education. Also can do other topics, ex. Bullying, character building, coalition formation, etc…. E-Mail: Phone: 270-442-8039 Ext. 703

Fax: 270-653-3322 Address: PO Box 200/308 S. Washington, Clinton, KY 42031 Arbor Place of Clinton Description: Nursing Home Facility Website: E-Mail:

Fax: 270-442-5729

Phone: 270-653-5558

Address: 425 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001

Fax: 270-653-5522 or 270-653-2262

First Community Bank of Western KY, Inc.

Address: 106 Padgett Drive, Clinton, KY 42031

Description: Community Bank “We’re Big On You” Website: E-Mail: Phone: 800-653-4301 Fax: 270-653-2003 Address: PO Box 138, 114 E. Jackson Street, Clinton, KY 42031 Purchase District Health

Department E-Mail: Phone: 270-444-9625 Ext. 180 Fax: 270-443-8229

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus love seeing all the faces of smiling children. They enjoy keeping an eye out for adults on good behavior too. Hickman County Ambassador Darrell Sims checks in to find out how he is ranking on the Nice list.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Hickman County Senior Citizens Center

First Assembly of God

Description: Our mission is to facilitate social, emotional and physical well-being of independ- ent senior citizens by providing access to com- munity resources, providing services and activi- ties that maintain senior citizens independence.

Description: Church


Fax: 270-653-4432

Phone: 270-653-4314

Address: 286 US Hwy 51 N, Clinton, KY 42031

Website: E-Mail: or Phone: 270-653-4432

Fax: 270-653-2124 Address: 212 E. North Street, Clinton, KY 42031 Sue Ellen Morris Description: Office of Hickman County Attorney

Hickman County Arts Council

Description: An organization supporting programs in music, visual and performing arts, literature, history for all ages. E-Mail: Phone: 270-207-8744

E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-6335 Fax: 270-653-6337 Address: 110 East Clay Street, Suite D, Clinton, KY 42031 KAPS Family Resource Center for Hickman County Schools Description: The Resource Center serves all students and their families in the Hickman County School District Website: E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-2291 Fax: 270-653-2292 Address: Hickman County Elementary, 416 McMorris St., Clinton, KY 42031

Hickman County Community Education, Beverly Hopkins, Director Description: Community Education is an opportunity to rediscover community. It is a commitment to bringing people together in a process of collaboration with school and community that results in the promise of increased quality of life. It provides the necessary leadership to address learning opportunities for persons of all ages and needs, to expand utilization of schools and other public facilities, to engage citizens in planning and problem solving activities that address school/community concerns and to acquire more effective school/ community/family partnerships. Website:

E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-4044 Ext. 2034 Address: Hickman County Schools, 301 James H Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031 5

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Purchase District HANDS program Tammy Prather, R.N. Description: HANDS program E-Mail: Phone: 270-970-0617

Fax: 270-443-8229 Address: 916 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42002

Columbus Belmont State Park Description: Columbus-Belmont is part of the Kentucky Great River Road, where you'll find exciting events and happenings in the four KY counties bordering the Mississippi River. Campground, Museum, Snack Bar, Mini Golf, Trails, Meeting Space and much more. E-Mail: Phone: 270-677-2327

Fax: 270-677-4013 Fulton County Transit Authority Description: For more information on rate for Hickman County:

Address: PO Box 9/350 Park Road, Columbus, KY 42032


Hickman County Memorial Library

Phone: 270-472-0662 or

Description: Books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, 3 computers with internet access, photocopier, fax service. Books for the homebound are available. Laura Poole, Librarian.

toll free 866-247-2025 Fax: 270-472-0668 Address: 302 Eastwood Drive/P.O. Box 1601, Fulton, KY 42041 Hickman County Cooperative Extension Service Description: We're part of the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University off-campus information network. Let us connect you to UK, KSU and the world. We deliver information, education, and solutions. And we grow ideas into better communities, stronger local economies, and healthier lives. Website: E-Mail: DL_CES_HICKMAN@EMAIL.UKY.EDU Phone: 270-653-2231


Phone: 270-653-2225 Address: 110 Craig Lane, Clinton, KY, 42031 Salvation Army Description: Monetary donations collected throughout year to benefit local needs. Chairperson: Bro Charles Blair, Treasurer: Vickie Batts E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-2291

Fax: 270-653-2292 Address: 416 McMorris Street, Clinton, KY 42031

Fax: 270-653-4754 Address: 329 James H. Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031 11


JOY Group at 1st UMC



Phone: 270-653-6533

Phone: 270-653-3352 Cell: 270-853-1603

Address: Jackson Street, Clinton, KY 42031 Hickman Adult Education

Address: 6290 S. R. 58E, Clinton, KY 42031


I want to be more involved

Phone: 270-653-2294 Cell: 270-705-3820


Address: 1171 US Hwy 51 South, Clinton, KY 42031


Address: P.O. Box 284, Clinton, KY 42031

Extension Homemakers Women’s Club Arts Council Chamber of Commerce Rotary Club Falcon Booster Hickman County PTO Friends of Columbus Belmont Hickman County Museum Historical and Genealogical Society

JOY Group at 1st UMC


Hickman County Museum Description: The museum with over 7000 treasures donated by individuals, groups, and communities throughout the area commemorates and preserves the rich social heritage and cultural history of Hickman County. The Museum welcomes artifacts that represent the unique legacy of Hickman County as well as financial donations to help pay for insurance, utilities and maintenance of the building. E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-6060

E-Mail: Phone: 270-653-3352 Cell: 270-853-1603 Address: 6290 S. R. 58E, Clinton, KY 42031

Mission House Hickman County Schools/KAPS FRYSC Hickman County Library Hickman County Extension Office ICF and Arbor Place Historical and Genealogical Society Hickman County Museum Local Churches

The information in the Community Connection was collected by the Hickman County Interagency though requesting submissions via email. If you would like to submit information for the January through March Edition please email by December 12th. If you have questions please call 270-653-2231 (Melissa Goodman) or 270-6532291 (Vickie Batts) or 270-653-4044 ( Beverly Hopkins)


HICKMAN COUNTY INTERAGENCY COUNCIL We all strive in our various ways to make a difference, whether it is business, government, health care, ministries, or many other outlets. In a small county like ours, when people come together to exchange ideas and purpose, we can cooperate more efficiently and effectively. The Interagency Council has been recreated to widen the lines of communication between organizations in Hickman County. The purpose of these efforts is to enhance the ability of these organizations to identify and address the needs, as well as encourage and reinforce the strengths of the community. The Hickman County Interagency Council exists to provide a forum for organizations in which information and resources are shared, collaborative efforts are fostered, and opportunity development and cooperation are offered. We invite you to join us. The next meeting date is scheduled for December 12th at 12:00PM at the

Hickman County Cooperative Extension Office.