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e’re proud to celebrate our Dad’s this month Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s, Granddad’s, Papa’s, Grandpa’s and Papaw’s. Never underestimate the importance you play in the life of a child…for the rest of their life. I’ve been divorced from my father’s children for many years but we have always remained committed to raising and supporting our children. ‘Grandpa Mike’ as he is now affectionately known by Elijah, my daughter’s son, is very important to our family. Grandpa has a pizza supper every Monday evening and everybody gets together, talks about their week and watches a little TV with Mike. When I visit my grown children and grandchild guess what…I go for pizza too. He’s still the father figure and continues to hold a very important place of respect in my children’s Lives. So this editorial is for you Mike.Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the family…and Happy Father’s Day. (Milo and Rascal want to wish Britt Allgood a Happy father’s Day too.)

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Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond C e l l 270-559-5840 F a x / O f f i c e 270-415-9400 • Contributing Writers: Crystal Engler, Jessica Fisher, Rick, Epstein, Angela Hatton, Dr. Joy Navan, Jamie Lober, and Robin Gericke. Calendar of Events: Let us know about your event, class, meeting or group. Send us the information by email to p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g @ c o m c a s t . n e t or call the office, 270-415-9400 Ad Design, Layout & Web Design: Angie Kimbro Ad Design: 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 2 7 0 - 4 1 5 9 4 0 0 or by email p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g @ c o m c a s t . n e t Advertising Account Executives: Gina Dunkerson, Evette Jernigan and Cassie Johnson 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 2 7 0 - 4 1 5 - 9 4 0 0 or email p a d u c a h p a r e n t i n g Mission Statement: Paducah Parenting & Family Magazine provides free, accurate and timely information for Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and promote family life, its goals and values, to the parents and grandparents in this area. The magazine will include community, medical, educational, lifestyle and spiritual articles on a monthly basis, written in a balanced and informative manner. Additionally, the magazine is to provide a full color, affordably priced venue in which local businesses can advertise. To that end, we will offer special pricing for not-for-profit organizations such as churches and government agencies, and a discount program for new and unique businesses. Paducah Parenting will maintain a high standard of editorial and advertising content, and creative design. Funding for the magazine will come from the sale of advertising and from public and private grant sources that support community information sources and parenting education. Paducah Parenting intends to maintain and publish a comprehensive monthly calendar of events. The calendar will be the main source within its distribution area for classes, church sponsored activities, reading, art events, galleries and museums, business and business organization events, sports activities, charitable events and fundraising, children’s story time, senior events and activities, and special populations events and activities. Entries to the calendar will be free to all except nonadvertiser, for-profit, business entries.

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N e w H a v e n A s s i s t e d L i v i n g . . . . . . . . . . .8 Father Love by: Jessica Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 Dog Lovers Get Ready! by: Patience Renzulli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Fun at the Library this Summer by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

departments notes schooln Summer Museum Visits...Virtually by: Dr. Joy Navan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Senior Learning at WKCTC by: Angie Hatton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

amazingkkids Heroic Kids by: Sandra Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

activeccare Back Pain by: Dr. Heath Schipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

calendaroofevents C a l e n d a r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

dadrrules The Time my Dad went Wild by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Paducah Parenting & Family • P.O. Box 8061, Paducah KY 42002 Paducah Parenting & Family® (PP&F® Magazine) is published monthly by Karen Hammond. Advertising design by K-Squared Designs and Emerging Media Productions and layout design by K-Squared Designs. PP&F® Magazine, K-Squared Designs & Laura K. Thornton are not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the information or advice contained in this magazine. The articles in this issue of PP&F® Magazine may not necessarily reflect the opinions of PP&F® Magazine, K-Squared Designs & Laura K. Thornton. All subscription, editorial, and advertising inquiries should be directed to (270) 415-9400

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communityeevents Superman Celebration & Metropolis Events by: Crystal Engler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 New Pathways for Children by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 2011 Murray Walk Around Kentucky for Epilepsy by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

summerttips Heat-Sensitive Illness by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

desk doctor’sd Planting Seeds of Safety in the Great Outdoors by: Rob Caturano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

seniorsspot Selecting a Nursing Home - is it on your Bucket List? by: Cynthia Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

toothttalk Thumb Sucking by: J.D. Johnson, D.D.S., M.S. . . . . . . . . . . . 55

notes endingn B u d g e t B u s t e r s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 A d v e r t i s e r ’ s I n d e x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 S n a p s h o t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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Pictured are Tom Emerson, Bill Moss and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne McGee and their daughter, Grace.

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ayne and Trinidad McGee are pictured on the front cover this month, together with their lovely daughter Grace. They are the proud owners of New Haven Assisted Living. New Haven is a unique collection of smaller, specialized assisted living facilities located throughout the state of Kentucky. They have facilities in Paducah, Kevil, Marion, Princeton and two in Franklin. Each has a special local feel and special features which make living there as close to ‘home’ as the McGee’s and their staff can accomplish. “Each New Haven location is a unique community and the staff and clients care about each other,” Wayne told me during a recent interview.

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. “There are no long hallways in our facilities or huge dining rooms,” Wayne told me. Residents are encouraged to bring personal items and furniture with them to New Haven.“We want them to have their personal things around them and we are pleased to accommodate what ever can fit safely into their rooms,”Wayne said “Some clients need more daily care then New Haven Assisted Living others and New Haven and New Haven at Home were Assisted Living locations can help provide created to offer seniors a that continuous care choice when they need some which makes our clients lives comforttype of assistance. For those able and safe. As long who require assistance on a as they can be safely assisted from the build24-hour basis, we have New ing in the event of emergency we can Haven Assisted Living. For offer them a ‘safe those who need assistance haven’ at New Haven.”

The first new Haven facility opened in Franklin KY 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 important to us that mom was provided with part- time, there is New Haven The McGee’s and the reliable, caring supa t H o m e . B o t h a r e s t a f f e d New Haven staff take a port….someone that very personal approach had a genuine interest in with highly trained and to caring for their her well-being,” he c a r i n g p e r s o n s . clients. “Not everyone explained. Wayne bewants to eat breakfast came convinced that at 7 AM,” Wayne what he needed to do explained. “We was to build a facility that have some clients who want cereal at 5 a.m., and would meet the needs of people just like his mother, and he set about building an assisted living facility that his others that prefer to take it easy until later and then eat bacon and eggs! We offer whatevmother would love! er they want for breakfast, pretty “All our locations are state licensed and inspected,” much whenever they want it. Lunches explained Trinidad. “We are proud to have one of the and dinner are home cooked highest staff to client ratios in the country. The national meals, and we’re proud of our norm is one member of staff to between 13 and 20 Christmas dinners each year clients. We have at least two staff members for every 11 when we invite all the clients (or less) in our facilities. Our employees receive all clients’ family members, the usual state and national training, and certification. In and show off our addition, we provide additional training and orientation family recipes. We to make sure that they are can give the best care possible hope you’ll visit to our clients - the care you would want your mother or us at lunch June2011 • 9

New Haven is Proud to Offer: To ensure that our residents and clients receive the utmost care, we design a personalized care plan. The care plan is created with input from the resident/client, their family, and doctors. Each plan is designed to reflect the personal and social preferences of each resident. Our care plans are designed to provide the necessary assistance, yet are mindful to do it in a manner that allows the resident/client to remain as independent as possible. All services are administered to protect and preserve the resident/client's dignity.

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High Quality Personalized Care High Staff to resident ratio Individualized Care Plan Assistance with Activities of Daily Living: Grooming, Dressing, Bathing, Toileting In-Touch Wellness Philosophy Cleaning Personal Laundry Home-Cooked Meals Daily Social Interaction and Activities Private Suites Group Outings Run Errands And More…

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time or during dinner so you can smell those wonderful home-cooked meals.” New Haven has expanded its Hew Haven @ Home services.“With the downturn in the economy in the past couple of years, families are concerned about the cost of long term residential care for a loved one,” Wayne explained. “They want to keep Mom or Dad in their own home for as long as is feasibly possible.” In response to this New Haven has expanded its New Haven @ Home program. “Our trained and knowledgeable staff can provide care for your loved one in their home,” Trinidad told me.“Our caregivers can be there from between 4 to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Many people recovery 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.” New Haven @ Home staff can prepare a meal, do the shopping (or take you shopping) and accompany you to the library or church. “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 wear 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 works with each client and their family members to provide the most appropriate and personal care possible. They work with private insurance, government programs and accept clients who receive veteran’s benefits. New Haven Assisted Living facilities 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 on any of the New Haven locations please visit their website at may also call Wayne or Trinidad McGee at (270) 5591131 or email The McGee’s 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. ™ ‘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.’

by Jessica Fisher June2011 • 11


ads often get a bum rap in this culture. Granted, there are quite a few men who’ve abdicated their responsibilities and abandoned their families. But, there are also scores of men who love their wives and children, work hard to keep food on the table, and otherwise, are willing to sacrifice a baseball game before they miss out on a meaningful family event. And dads, though very different from their female counterparts, love their children – in their own ways. Meet some of the fathers I’ve known and how they love their kids.


Fueling the Imagination Ken built an enormous cardboard castle in his family’s basement, complete with working drawbridge. This wasn’t just making use of the box the refrigerator came in. He sought out many empty appliance boxes

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and hauled them home in inclement weather. Not only that, I was witness to the rollicking good times he and 10 boys had at a birthday party, sword fighting and running about. No one was injured, but they had a blast!

Saying No to Excess My own dad was fairly conservative in how he spent his money.We didn’t live extravagantly nor did we get regular allowances. I was the oldest of his five children, and I know now that part of his thrift resulted from needing to keep an eye on the future. Who knew what tomorrow held? He had a family to look out for. Though my inner teenager might still argue that he was a little too tightfisted at times, I will concede that I learned good lessons in frugality and I know how to pinch a penny until it screams. Daily Play I married well. No, my husband

wasn’t wealthy, but he loves to play with our children. And with each child, he’s developed daily games that fit each child. Back in our early parenting days, it was “Runaway Pickup” where he would race around the living room on all fours, bearing a heavy load of children on his back. At the end of a lap, he would dump his cargo onto the couch to the peals of laughter. Now that the joints aren’t as limber as they once were, he and our last toddler play a few rounds of Dora Match Game after work each day.

Rituals and Traditions Marcus takes each of his nine children out to breakfast on his or her birthday. It’s a special one-on-one time that is sometimes rare in a large family.Yet, the children, even those in their twenties, look forward to this special yearly ritual. And now that some are married, spouses are allowed to come to Dad’s breakfast as well, creating a new tradition. Regular Conversation My father-in-law is wonderful about making regular phone calls. He telephones his sons on a weekly basis, just to talk and see what they’re up to. Now that he is a grandfather, he is respectful not to tell his boys what to do, but he offers advice where he sees the need. Sharing Interests Brett plays the guitar. And when his daughter expressed an interest in learning to play,he bought her a pint-size instrument June2011 • 13

as well. They croon together, though perhaps not quite in harmony, and are making beautiful memories with one another.

Just hanging out And while it may be very sports-centric, I must say that there is beauty in watching a father and son watch a game together.They may not talk a lot.Their conversation may just revolve around that stupid coach or how that quarterback blew it.But just being together and making a memory means something. Dad and child time is valuable,no matter what they are doing. And, Mom, it’s okay if you don’t get it.


Jessica Fisher, a busy mom of six children, regularly shares parenting hacks at and frugal food at's blessed with a fantastic husband who knows every team that ever won the Stanley Cup and who also plays a mean game of Dora Match Game.

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Heroic Kids by Sandra Gordon Paducah Parenting and Family Staff


e often hear on the news about young children who step up in a moment of crisis. With levels of composure and common sense that many adults would be unable to muster, they save a life. Would your child know what to do in an emergency? Meet four brave children who prove heroes come in all sizes and I’ve included some great safety tips to practice with your family.

5-Year-Old Stops Toddler from Drowning One steamy August Day, Riley Braden, then 5, was swimming at a local hotel pool with a neighbor. Nearby, a vacationing couple was enjoying the warm weather with their two girls, one around 18 months, the other an older toddler. As Riley played in the shallow end, she watched the 18-monthold amble over to the pool steps near her. “Then, as soon as I turned my eyes—bloop!—she fell in,” she says. Riley, a strong

swimmer,thought about shouting for help but realized she had to act fast.“There was no lifeguard, and the girl’s parents were lounging by the side of the pool with their clothes on,” she recalls.So she dove down three feet and retrieved the child from the pool’s bottom.“When I brought her up, I shouted, ‘I’ve got the baby! I’ve got the baby!’”Riley says.The girl’s parents jumped up from their chairs and came running. The toddler had only been underwater for a few seconds and—though coughing and crying—was fine. After thanking Riley, the couple returned to their hotel room with their kids. She never saw them again. How did Riley manage to stay so composed? “She’d been taking swimming lessons since she was 2, so she was very confident in the water,”says her mom, Jaime Braden, a nurse practitioner. “Plus, her father and I are former search-andrescue divers, so the idea of saving someone from drowning is very familiar to her.” June2011 • 15

Life Saving Tips Teach the right way to assist a struggling swimmer. Instruct your child to first shout for help; if she’s 5 or older, she can take action—as long as it won’t put her in danger. Demonstrate how to help a person in the water by staying on the pool deck and extending your reach with an object like a foam noodle or a pole. We teach the mantra, ‘Reach or throw, don’t go,’” says Connie Harvey, a water safety expert for the American Red Cross, in Washington, D.C. Also, tell her to shout for help instead of going it alone. “Whether you’re a child or an adult, two rescuers are always better than one,” Harvey says.

Have a fire evacuation plan. Locate two escape routes from every room and an outdoor meeting place. Stage a fire drill twice a year. Set off the smoke alarm for your child, explaining that it means “Get out!” Teach him to touch the door to the room with the back of his hand if there is a fire. If it’s hot, he should escape through a window; if it’s cool, he can open it and crawl to the nearest exit.

Avoid cord hazards. You can’t teach a baby or toddler to stay away from strangulation dangers, so eliminate this risk by getting cordless shades or blinds. If that’s not possible, cut the loop into two strands and use a cord winder (a plastic gadget that moves the cord out of the way) or a hook to keep them out of reach. You can order a free retrofit cord-repair kit at

Practice dialing 911. Once your child is 4 or 5, define what an emergency is, so he knows not to phone the numbers as a game. Then try roleplaying: “Mom hit her head and won’t wake up. What should you do?” says Gary A. Smith, M.D., DrPH, immediate past chairperson of the committee on injury, violence and poison prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Have him press the numbers on a toy phone, and then rehearse a call. Teach him to answer the operator’s questions and not hang up until she says to. Then post the number in an easy-to-see area by the phone. 16 • June2011

For her brave act of heroism, Riley received the Girl Scouts Lifesaving Award. In addition, she was also given an official 8 inch gold key to the city in a special ceremony.“She slept with the key for two days and wouldn’t let anybody touch it for two weeks,” Jaime says. Now a first grader, Riley already knows what she wants to be when she grows up:“A lifeguard!”

Kindergartner Saves Dad from Burning House! Kenneth Riggins and his daughter, Angelica, then 5 years old, had fallen asleep on the couch in their home when he was awakened around 2 a.m. by their dogs barking and the smell of smoke. He followed the trail to a small room adjacent to a back bedroom. “I opened the door, and a backdraft of fire came in the doorway,” says Riggins, a substitute elementary school teacher and single dad. After pushing the door shut, he ran back to the living room and woke up Angelica, shouting at her to get out quickly. The kindergartener, who had recently attended a demonstration at her school led by ‘Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog’, knew exactly what to do. “The smoke was everywhere, so I crawled under it and out of the house, just like Sparkles taught me,” Angelica says. She ran straight to the home of a neighbor, who called 911. When the fire department arrived a few minutes later, Angelica told them she hadn’t seen her dad and that he might still be in the house. She was right. After exiting, Riggins had returned with a flashlight from his truck to look for a friend’s 5year-old girl who had been staying with them.“I was so confused from the smoke that I forgot her mom had picked her up earlier that evening,” he says. Firefighters found Riggins unconscious in the living room. As they carried him out the front door, the back of the house erupted in flames. (An investigation concluded that some faulty electrical wiring in the ceiling had caused the fire.) Riggins spent the next week in the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns, but he’s made a complete recovery. “If

Angelica hadn’t run to our neighbors for help, I wouldn’t have made it,” Riggins says.

Baby Safe, Thanks to Big Brother Linsey Knerl, a home-schooling mom was watching TV one winter evening with her three young sons; Micah, then 4, Matthias, then 3, and Moses, then just 11 months. She decided to look up a recipe for dinner. She went into the kitchen to flip through a cookbook but had barely turned a page before her eldest son popped in. “Mom, Baby Moses needs help,” Micah said firmly. Knerl figured her 11-month-old might have pushed his bottle under the couch or wanted a play thing from the toy box - no big deal. After all, she could hear that Moses wasn’t crying.“I said,‘Okay, just a minute,’” she recalls. But seconds later, Micah returned.“No, Mom, I really think Moses needs help,” he insisted, grabbing her hand and pulling her toward the living room. She was shocked to find Moses standing on

his tiptoes, leaning against the back sofa, with a window-blind cord wrapped tightly around his neck. His face was reddish purple, his eyes were bloodshot, and he wasn’t breathing. “I started screaming and crying, and so did his brothers,” Knerl recalled. She quickly, but carefully, removed the cord from her baby’s neck, then speed-dialed her pediatrician’s office. After listening to her description, the doctor told her that Moses was okay: Despite the ligature marks on his neck, he was crying and drinking from his Sippy cup - both signs that he was actually doing fine. Knerl immediately got rid of the window blinds, a safety hazard for young kids that she hadn’t been aware of. And she pledged never to leave her kids unattended, even for a second, until they’re much older. “Thank goodness Micah came to me so quickly,” she says.“He saved Moses’ life,” she says.

Mom Collapses—Son Alerts Ambulance! Jailyn Emmett had just finished talking on the phone with her husband, Tyson who was stationed hundreds of miles away at Army Reserve basic training. Suddenly she felt her heart racing. June2011 • 17

The mom, who was at home with her two kids, Tregan, then 5, and Lincoln, then 15 months, suffers from supraventricular tachycardia, a heartrhythm disorder. “I couldn’t control it, which I had been able to do in the past with a deep-breathing exercise,” she says. Sensing she was having a severe episode, Emmett, who was six months pregnant, called her parents, who live nearby. No one answered, so she dialed 911. That’s the last thing she remembers. When she woke up in the ambulance en route to the hospital, the paramedics explained what had happened: After she collapsed on her bedroom floor,

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Tregan took the phone from her and calmly told the emergency operator, “My mom just died.” As the dispatcher spoke with Tregan, who identified himself as “Spider-Man” and “Peter Parker” rather than giving his real name, she sent emergency personnel to the Emmett residence. But since the family had recently moved to a new subdivision, the screen displayed the wrong address, and the ambulance went to a different home just a few doors down. Fortunately, Tregan stayed on the line. At the dispatcher’s urging, he opened their front door and flashed the outside lights until paramedics finally found the right house. During the confusion, Lincoln toddled outside unsupervised. Noticing that he was missing, Tregan informed a policeman who had arrived on the scene. After a brief search, the officer found the toddler in a neighbor’s backyard, playing with a puppy. EMT personnel were amazed by the poise Tregan showed throughout the ordeal. Still, he admits, “It was scary to find my mom like that.” Emmett noticed that Tregan was unusually clingy when she got home from the hospital. So she took both her boys and moved in with her parents until her third child, a boy she named McCade, was born. Soon after, she had surgery to resolve her arrhythmia. Today she’s healthy, and she still calls Tregan her “little superhero.” ™

by Patience Renzulli Paducah Parenting & Family Guest Writer


o you love dogs? Maybe you are thinking of adding a dog to your family and you would like to meet different breeds and reputable breeders. Or, perhaps you are looking for something new and fun to do with your own dog? Would you like to see in person the competitions you’ve been watching on TV? Well here is your chance to accomplish some of those things. There are two very different events during the month of June and both are sponsored by the Paducah Kennel Club.

Dog Shows out at the club’s lovely property on Fisher Road. This is a ‘good old dog’ show, like famous Westminster Show you may have seen on the TV. The dogs are judged against the written standard for the breed and the dog who, in the judge’s opinion, comes closest to being the perfect example of that breed standard, will win Best of Breed. The Best of Breed winners will then go on to compete for Best in Group, and then the seven Best in Group winners will vie for Best in Show. And there is only one Best in Show. It is all so exciting!

All Breed AKC Dog Shows

Paducah Bank will once again sponsor Best In Show, and they also send out their ice cream truck to hand out free goodies to spectators and exhibitors. Dogs or puppies will not be for sale at the shows, but there will be more than 600

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dogs each day and these dogs will be owned and handled by folks who know a lot about that breed, and who love to share their knowledge.These are truly “dog lovers” who come from every walk of life, and most dedicate their lives to their dogs.

Things You Should Know: • Children are welcome but must be under direct supervision of an adult. • Always ask before patting any dog. • There will be vendors with great dog items, and people food including barbeque and lemon aid for sale. • There is a $3 parking fee per car; $5 for a two day pass. • A complete judging schedule (which breeds will show when) will be posted on the PKC blog the week of the shows. ( • Dogs will come from neighboring states and from as far as Minnesota to Florida, California to New York. • Only dogs entered in the show are allowed on the grounds, for the safety of all dogs. • You can clap, whoop and holler for your favorite dog! • According to the American Kennel Club’s most recent statistics, a show of this size infuses approximately $100,000 into the local economy; the folks showing their dogs spend an average of $350 per weekend in gas, accommodations, meals, entries, and local shopping.

So, that’s the Dog Show.. Dog Agility at the P lex! The next weekend, June 17 – 19, you can watch the amazing sport of Dog Agility at the SportsPlex on Route 60, west of the Kentucky Oaks Mall. Virtually every healthy dog can do Agility, from the tiniest Chihuahua to the biggest Great Dane. You’ll see them all, including the mixed breeds, at this great event. Agility is the crazy, fun, fast, sport you see on TV, where the dogs follow their handlers cues to run a course of jumps and tunnels, teeter-totters and weave poles, through hoops and over A-frames. The fastest time with a clean round wins, but knock down one bar and its instant elimination! The SportsPlex is a perfect venue for the Agility trial.There is plenty of parking, and it is air-conditioned and out of the 20 • June2011

weather. There are more fun vendors at this event. The exhibitors love, love, love to talk about Dog Agility after they’ve finished their turn. Paducah Kennel Club members will be wearing their red shirts and will be happy to explain the sport to spectators.

Here are some things you should know about the Agility Trial: • Everything from the above list applies, although parking is free • Turn off the flash on your camera! (You don’t want to blind a dog that’s jumping, or even distract one.) • The dogs run according to height and level of accomplishment; the most advanced dogs will run first thing in the morning (from about 8 AM to 10 AM) and first thing after lunch break (from about 12 PM to 2 PM) • The advanced dogs are purely amazing and you think, “My dog and I could NEVER do that!” • The novice dogs are (at times) quite comical, and you think,“Oh. Well. My dog and I could do that!” • Dog Agility is addictive. It is so much fun it is a wonder that it’s legal! ™

About The Paducah Kennel Club

The PKC was started in the early 1950’s by a dedicated group of dog lovers.The club bought its current property on Fisher Road in the 1990’s and members put up the large building that has both training and meeting rooms. Members voted to name their Clubhouse the Mary Lee King building in gratitude for Lee King’s nineteen years as President. Mrs. King is still a very active member. The Paducah Kennel Club hosts the June All Breed Dog Shows, Agility Trials in June and October, AKC Obedience Trials in the spring, and a Responsible Dog Owners’ Dog Fair in the Fall. 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. 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. June2011 • 21


Back Pain by Dr. Heath Schipp Active Care Chiropractic


ummertime takes many of us outdoors: We’re mowing, cleaning up the yard, lifting items in and out of cars, playing sports and riding motorcycles. And probably complaining more then once about “my aching back”! In fact, the number one condition that plagues mankind is low back pain. Eighty-five percent of Americans have low back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor. Many back related injuries happen at work. However, there are things that can be done to lower your risks of getting back pain.

What Causes Back Pain? Back pain can be caused by a wide range of problems. Some of the causes can be serious such as infection, tumors, or cancer. However, most of the time pain comes from less serious problems such as disc injury, sprained ligaments, strained muscles, facet problems, degenerative arthritis, or spinal subluxations (a pinched nerve in the back).

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Sports injuries and car accidents can cause pain, but the majority of back injuries are caused by repetitive small loads, for example, bending over to sit in a chair or bending down to do yard work. Minor injuries usually heal within a few days. However, sometimes the problem is more severe and a longer recovery is necessary.

What kind of Back Pain do I have? Back pain is usually classified in 2 categories, acute and chronic. Acute back pain is pain that has been present for less than 6 weeks. It is commonly a very sharp pain and usually felt in the low back around a specific spot; the right side, the left side, or the center. This pain is usually constant, but can vary in intensity from extreme pain to a slight ache. Most of the time these patients have muscle spasms, radiating pain down the legs,and a decrease in activity level.Examples of this pain type are strained muscles, disc injuries, and sprained ligaments. Treatment of these injuries by chiropractic is usually very successful with a full recovery expected in only a few weeks.

Chronic back pain is pain that is deep, dull, achy, and burning. The pain typically lasts for a long time, from weeks to months. Numbness and tingling into one or both legs is common. Working and performing the normal activities of living are difficult, (getting out of bed and tying your shoes). It can be a result of previous injury that was not properly treated and healed, or it can be an ongoing problem. Examples of these problems include fibromyalgia, herniated disc (untreated), and severe arthritis. Treating chronic back problems is more difficult than treating acute back pain. However, with proper care, many patients are able to experience substantial, if not complete recovery.

What are the Treatment Options for Back Pain? When most people think about back pain they think about chiropractic. Chiropractors have been presented the honor of being known as “back doctors.”They work with the spine using gentle techniques to put the bones back in place and to un-pinch the nerves causing the pain. Chiropractors also rehabilitate the spine to help the muscles and ligaments heal. Medical doctors use NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and other medications to block the pain. Surgery is the option of last resort. If all other attempts have been tried and failed, then the surgeon cuts into the spine to remove the problem tissue.

What can I do to prevent back pain? • Exercise is important to strengthen back muscles, lose weight, and improve posture. A proper exercise routine should be discussed with your doctor. • Proper lifting techniques need to be followed: • Bend at the knee • Lift with leg muscles not back muscles, and keep object close to your body • Do not bend forward and twist when lifting, keep the back straight • Avoid prolonged standing. If you have to stand prop your foot up on a stool. • Do not wear high heels • If driving long distances in a car get out and stretch every few hours. Following these suggestions will help to prevent future back problems. Back pain is very common in today’s fast paced world, so if you are currently experiencing back pain call your chiropractor today. They can put you on the road to recovery. ™ June2011 • 23

by: Robin Gericke


ummer, the time for vacations, family reunions, camping trips, and the occasional ‘Mo-om, there’s nothing to do!’ This summer, don’t let boredom overtake you and your family. There’s no need for your summer days to be void of excitement with all the fun things going on at the McCracken County Public Library.

One World, Many Stories The library offers summer reading programs for children and teens. The common theme throughout is ‘One World, Many Stories.’ It is a national theme that libraries all over America are using for their summer reading programs. Each of the programs focuses on different aspects of cultures around the world.

Children’s Program: See the World I’m sure all parents know how restless young children can be with nothing to occupy their time. So why not take your young children to ‘See the World at Your Library this Summer?’ The Library has many great programs for young children including a singing performance presented by ‘The Zinghopper Show!;’ a Global Safari brought to life with puppets and ventriloquism, presented by Vikki Gasko; a visit to the ‘Land Down Under’to learn about Australian animals, history, and culture; and many other fun programs! There is also a reading challenge for children 5-10 called ‘Read Ten and Win.’ Each child will receive a library book bag upon completion of the challenge and be entered into a drawing for a ‘goodie bag’ filled with great prizes. The programs are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting June 7 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

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no incentive to read books. After all, that’s something done at school, and summer is a break from school. The Library’s Reading Program for teens, called ‘You Are Here,’ is a great way for your teen to learn about different cultures. Some of the programs will focus on Australian history, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Mexican arts and crafts. The programs are every Monday between June 6th and July 11th at 2 p.m.; they last about an hour each.

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The Teen Reading Challenge also focuses on studying different cultures. Each teen must read one book, fiction or nonfiction, about one of six continents. (Antarctica is not included in the challenge).They also must fill out on a form provided to show they have actually read the book which asks some basic information about each continent. Once their challenge is completed, they will receive a book bag and be entered in a drawing for a Sony E-Reader! There will also be a challenge for teens that involves geog-

world will be up on a board at the library. Teens must guess where each picture is from, and they will be entered in a drawing for a flip camera. To encourage teens to read, the reading challenge must be completed before a teen can participate in this challenge.

The ‘All New‘ ’ Book Club For the first time, there will be a book club for children and teens at the Library this summer. Every Monday at 1 p.m., starting June 6th, the library will host a book club where kids can discuss their favorite books. There will also be chats via Skype with Jessica Burkhart, author of the Canterwood Crest series, and Kathleen Duey, author of Skin Hunger, Sacred Scars, The Unicorn’s Secret, and many other books for children and young adults. “We’re trying to offer more teen generated programs that will build their interest in reading,” says Lea Wentworth, from the Library’s Youth Services. Ashley Adair, who will be leading the book club, explained “We want kids to talk about the books that they’re reading, and suggest good books to others.”

Adult Summer Reading Program: Novel Destinations In addition to all these great programs for kids and teens, there will also be an adult summer reading program.“Adults June2011 • 27

like to have fun and get prizes too,” says Julie Hart, Director of the Library. This is the second year the library has had a summer reading programs for adults. Last year 150 people participated in the adult program. The McCracken County Public library is one of the small but growing number of libraries that has an adult summer reading program. The theme of the program is ‘Novel Destinations.’You earn one point for every book you read and two points for every program you attend. The first program will be a book discussion on The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, on July 6 at noon. The second program will be D-Day to Berlin Freedom is not FREE presented by Mike Freeland, the author of Blood River to Berlin and Time and the River: a Memoir, on July 7 at 7 p.m. Depending on how many points you earn, you can win a notebook, a t-shirt, or a library tote bag.

Other Library Events Every Thursday night, from 5-8, the Library has a Family Game Night. Board games, including Clue, Battleship, Candyland, Creationary, Uno, and many others, are available for families to come and play. On Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., the Library has ‘Legos @ the Library!’ Legos are available for those who want to build and create with Legos! The next time your child complains that there is nothing to do, bring them to the library. Not only can your child participate in a summer reading program, you can too! If your child loves to read, bring them to the Book Club where they can discuss their favorite books with other kids. When you want to spend time as a family, come to Family Game Night and enjoy the board games. Let your child show their inner architect with ‘Legos @ the Library!’ For a full schedule of events or for more information, go to or call 270-442-2510. Summer days shouldn’t be for sitting around doing nothing; not with all the fun at the McCracken County Library this summer! ™

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eventsccalendar To place an event in the calendar please call (270) 415-9400 or email us at Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of each month prior to publication.

June 1 WEDNESDAY: Metropolitan Opera Simulcast:Die Walkure.Cinemark,Paducah.6:30 PM.270-444-9588.

2 THURSDAY: Power in Partnership Paducah Chamber Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center. 7:30 AM (networking at 7:15 AM).$14 members,$25 non-members.RSVP at 270-443-1746. Tryouts for the Sting Rays, Paducah Parks Swim Team for children. Noble Park Pool. 6:30 PM. For details, call 270-444-8508. Annie.Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or


Riverfront Rod Run. The River Tin Street Rods host the Riverfront Rod Run downtown and along the riverfront every June. The show features more than 600 street rods(1948 & older modified antique cars), food, activities and live entertainment. For more, visit or call 270-554-2975. OMGcon. Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave. 9 AM – Midnight. Visit for preregistration and onsite pricing. An anime and video game convention like no other! Games, tournaments, vendors and more. Noble Park Fish Out. Noble Park Lake, 28th and Park Ave. 9 AM – noon. FREE. A day of fishing at the Noble Park Lake for prizes and fun. Cane poles for the first 100 registered participants. Call 270-444-8508 for more. Special Populations Fishing Tournament. Honker Lake. 10 AM – 2pm. For more information, go to 270-924-2000. Sunset Canoe Trip. Location TBA, LBL. 6 – 8:30 PM. $25 per canoe. Includes same day NS admission. Reservations and full deposits required at 270-924-2020. Live on Broadway: Arts, Rhythm, and Dinner. Downtown Paducah. 7 – 10 PM. FREE. Call 270-444-8649. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1 – 4 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-442-2510, ext. 122. Annie. Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

Noble Park Pool Opens for the Season. See Parks and Recreation for hours and cost.

Introduction to Stargazing. Golden Pond Planetarium. 9:30 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-924-2000.

Riverfront Rod Run. The River Tin Street Rods host the Riverfront Rod Run downtown and along the riverfront every June. The show features more than 600 street rods(1948 & older modified antique cars), food, activities and live entertainment. For more, visit or call 270-554-2975.


OMGcon. Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave. 9 AM – Midnight. Visit for preregistration and onsite pricing. An anime and video game convention like no other! Games, tournaments, vendors and more. Annie. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 270-444-6828 or

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Riverfront Rod Run. The River Tin Street Rods host the Riverfront Rod Run downtown and along the riverfront every June. The show features more than 600 street rods(1948 & older modified antique cars), food, activities and live entertainment. For more, visit or call 270-554-2975. OMGcon. Convention and Expo Center, 415 Park Ave. 9 AM – Midnight. Visit for preregistration and onsite pricing. An anime and video game convention like no other! Games, tournaments, vendors and more. Annie.Market House Theatre.2:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

6 MONDAY: Rotaract New Member Induction Ceremony and Mixer. Shandies,103 Market House Square.6 PM.Meet the new officers and get to know the group.Email Jayme McClure at or search Rotaract Club of Paducah on Facebook.

7 TUESDAY: “Blue Ribbon Horticulture and Designs” with Flower Show Judge Sally Wilkins. McCracken County Extension Office, 2705 Olivet Church Road. 5:30 PM. For more, call 270-554-9520. Breakfast with Clifford! 9:00am-10am.Reservations required. $13 dollars for one child and one adult ($10 dollars for members: one child and one adult) additional child or adult is $6.00.Discovery Playhouse,call 573-335-7529 or Hershey Track and Field. Paducah Tilghman High School Track, 2400 Washington Street. Dusk, approx. 8:15 PM. Open to ages 9 – 14. FREE. Winners will be selected for the state meet. For more, call 270-444-8508.

8 WEDNESDAY: Scavenger Hunt. Homeplace, LBL. 1 – 3 PM. Come by the farm and get your list. Ideal for home educators. Call 270-924-2000. Celebrate our 1st birthday with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Tracker from the Southeast Missourian and McGruff the Crime Dog.Make a Clifford Birthday crown and pin the tail on Clifford. Join us for a great party with Hot Dogs and Fun Puppies! Discovery Playhouse,call 573-335-7529 or

9 THURSDAY: Story Hour. The Clay Chameleon. Project, story and snack all inclusive for $15 per painter.Call for reservation 270-442-1112 or check our website at Annie. Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

10 FRIDAY: “Get Set to Serve”Tennis Classic. Country Club of Paducah and Tilghman Tennis Center (court assignments sent out ahead of gameplay.) 8 AM. Men and Women's Round Robin Doubles Format. $50 per player. Contact Amy Brazzell at 270-9948172 for more. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals West Kentucky. Hit for Hope. Paxton Park Golf Course. 11 AM. Enjoy a great lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A and play golf. All golfers are eligible for door prizes. To register, call Julia Estes, 270-442-1166. All proceeds benefit Hope Unlimited. Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 7 PM. For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit Scrapbooking.McCracken County Extension Office.5 - 11 PM.For more,call 270-554-9520 Annie. Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

11 SATURDAY: “Get Set to Serve”Tennis Classic. Country Club of Paducah and Tilghman Tennis Center (court assignments sent out ahead of gameplay.) 8 AM. Men and Women's Round Robin Doubles Format. $50 per player. Contact Amy Brazzell at 270-9948172 for more. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals West Kentucky. AKC All Breed Conformation Show.Paducah Kennel Club,1325 Fisher Road.$3 per car parking fee.More than 600 dogs! FREE ice cream from Paducah Children’s Day: Colors on the Farm. Homeplace, LBL. 9:30 AM – 4 PM. Learn how farm families used the forest to color their lives as we celebrate The International Year of The Forest. Enjoy a colorful day of activities, games, toys, and a visit from Mother Goose. Tickets $4 adults; $3 children.For more, call 270-924-2000 or go online to Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1 – 4 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-442-2510, ext. 122. Second Saturday Gallery Walk. Noon – 8 PM. LowerTown Historic District. For more, visit Miss McCracken County Fair Pageant.Robert Cherry Civic Center.7 PM.Qualifying local pageant for the Miss Kentucky Fair 270-443-6629. Radioactive City Roller Derby Bout. Convention and Expo Center. Doors open at 6 PM, Bout begins at 7 PM. For more, visit Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 7 PM. For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit Live on Broadway: Arts, Rhythm, and Dinner. Downtown Paducah. 7 – 10 PM. FREE. Call 270-444-8649. Annie.Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or Run Under the Stars 10 Hour Endurance Run. Carson Park, 300 N 30th Street. 8 PM – 6 AM next day. For details and to find registration forms, visit West Kentucky Runners Club on Facebook.

12 SUNDAY: AKC All Breed Conformation Show. Paducah Kennel Club, 1325 Fisher Road. $3 per car parking fee. More than 600 dogs! FREE ice cream from Paducah Bank. June2011 • 31

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eventsccalendar Annie. Market House Theatre.2:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or Bikes on Broadway. Broadway between 4th and 17th streets. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 Call 270-442-0751 for more.



Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 2:30 PM. For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit

13 MONDAY: Knitting Club.McCracken County Extension Office.9:30 AM.For more,call 270-554-9520. Quilting Club.McCracken County Extension Office.9:30 AM.For more,call 270-554-9520. 4-H Teen Conference. For details,call the McCracken County Extension at 270-554-9520. Paducah Red Cross Volunteer Meeting. Paducah Red Cross Headquarters. 6 PM. For details, visit Faith in Film Series presents A Straight Story. Maiden Alley Cinema. 6:30 PM, optional discussion to follow. $5. Call 270-442-7723. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble. Country Club of Paducah.Two sessions: 7:30 AM & 1 PM. $550 per team. For more, contact Jill Hester at 270-443-1746 or

14 TUESDAY: 4-H Teen Conference.For details,call the McCracken County Extension at 270-554-9520.

15 WEDNESDAY: 4-H Teen Conference. For details,call the McCracken County Extension at 270-554-9520. The Met Summer Encore Presents Madama Butterfly. Cinemark, Paducah.6:30 PM. For more, call 270-444-9588.


16 THURSDAY: Annie. Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

17 FRIDAY: AKC All Breed Agility Trial. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. See some of the top dogs and handler teams that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen on TV from all over the country! Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 7 PM. For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit Country Star Josh Turner in concert. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. Call the box office at 270-450-4444 or go online to Annie.Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

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AKC All Breed Agility Trial. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. See some of the top dogs and handler teams that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen on TV from all over the country!


Paducah Iron Mom Half-Marathon. Downtown Paducah at the Floodwall. 7:30 AM, Half-Marathon begins, 8:15 AM 1 mile youth run. For entry details, visit Call 270-442-4396 for more.



Paducah Regatta. Noble Park Pool. 9:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 AM. FREE. Build your own cardboard boat, get in and sail across the pool. On site builders will have one hour to construct boats before the race across the pool begins. Rules and regulations apply. Contact the Parks Department for more information at 270-444-8508. Scavenger Hunt. Homeplace, LBL. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 PM. Come by the farm and get your list. Ideal for home educators. Call 270-924-2000. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-442-2510, ext. 122. Live on Broadway: Arts, Rhythm, and Dinner. Downtown Paducah. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 PM. FREE. Call 270-444-8649. Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray.7 PM.For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit Annie. Market House Theatre.7:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

19 SUNDAY: AKC All Breed Agility Trial. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. See some of the top dogs and handler teams that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen on TV from all over the country!

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Happy Birthday in 1850. Homeplace, LBL. 1 PM. You are invited to a birthday party at The Homeplace to celebrate the traditions of birthdays and learn how they all began! Program FREE with HP admission. 270-924-2000.

Evenings Upstairs: “In Search of Baptist History” with Dr. Duane Bolin of Murray State University. McCracken County Public Library. 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-2510, ext. 119.

Tuesdays with Morrie. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. 2:30 PM. For tickets, call the box office at 270-759-1752 or visit

Story Hour. The Clay Chameleon. Project, story and snack all inclusive for $15 per painter.Call for reservation 270-442-1112 or check our website at

Annie. Market House Theatre.2:30 PM.For tickets,call 270-444-6828 or

Movies in the Park presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1. Noble Park Amphiteatre. Dusk, approximately 8 PM. FREE. Bring chairs and blankets. Concessions available.

20 MONDAY: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at Mix and Mingle Monday. Network with other local business owners. 4 - 6 PM. For more, email

21 TUESDAY: Interracial Women's Group. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. Call Marcia Alexander at 270-519-6413. McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at Silver Chics Open House. 202 Lone Oak Road. For more, call 270-443-0400 or visit Silver Chics on Facebook. Summer Solstice Canoe Trip. Location TBA, LBL. 6 – 8:30 PM. $25 per canoe. Registration limited.Includes same day NS admission.Call

24 FRIDAY: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at Nike Grass Roots Basketball Tournament. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. Boys and girls basketball tournaments. Second grade through high school-age teams compete. To register e-mail or call 502-210-7939. Paducah Summer Games Begin. Stuart Nelson Park. $100 per team, $20 per individual. Events will include a kickball tournament, a dodge ball tournament, and a disc golf tournament. Call 270-444-8508 for details or to sign up.

25 SATURDAY: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at S.H.O.E. County Fair Horse Show. Carson Park.Western riding class, 1 PM; English riding class, 3pm. For more, call 270-210-2923.

McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at

Nike Grass Roots Basketball Tournament. Paducah Regional Sports Plex. Boys and girls basketball tournaments. Second grade through high school-age teams compete. To register e-mail or call 502-210-7939.

Silver Chics Open House. 202 Lone Oak Road. For more, call 270-443-0400 or visit Silver Chics on Facebook.

Hundreds of Herons Canoe Trip. Location TBA, LBL. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. $25 per canoe. Registration limited.Includes same day NS admission.Call


The Met Summer Encore: Don Pasquale. Cinemark, Paducah. 6:30 PM. For more, call 270-444-9588.

23 THURSDAY: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. Find out more at Silver Chics Open House. 202 Lone Oak Road. For more, call 270-443-0400 or visit Silver Chics on Facebook.

Live on Broadway: Arts, Rhythm, and Dinner. Downtown Paducah. 7 – 10 PM. FREE. Call 270-444-8649. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1 – 4 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

26 SUNDAY: Creatures of the Night.Nature Station,LBL.How do nocturnal animals like owls,bobcats, frogs, and bats get around so well in the dark? Let’s discover the world of nature at night! 3:30 PM.FREE with NS admission.Ideal for home educators. 270-924-2000. June2011 • 33

eventsccalendar 27 MONDAY: Auditions for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (grades 1 – 12). Part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Experience. The Carson Center. 9 AM. Rehearsals June 27 – July 1. Performance July 1. For details, visit or call Mary Katz at 270-443-9932, ext. 250.

28 TUESDAY: Tales of Scales. Nature Station, LBL. 2:15 PM. Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, salamanders, and turtles. Program FREE with NS admission. Ideal for home educators. 270-924-2000.

29 WEDNESDAY: The Met Summer Encore presents Simon Boccanegra. Cinemark, Paducah. 6:30 PM. For more, call 270-444-9588.

30 THURSDAY: UPCOMING IN JULY: JULY 9: Walk Around Kentucky for Epilepsy. Calloway County High School, Murray. 9 AM, registration. Visit for registration and event information. All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana.

JULY 15: Paducah Lifetime and Ladies Living Free Ministries 2nd Annual Golf Outing. Drake Creek Golf Club. 4-Person Scramble. Breakfast: 7 AM; Shotgun Start: 7:30 AM & 1 PM. Lunch at Noon.For more,contact Bill and Dana Lipham at 270-898-7472 or 270-519-2878.

JULY 15-23: Massac County Youth Fair. Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. The Fair features a horse show and greased pig contest. The event is free to spectators and is located on the Youth Fair Grounds next to Massac County High School. For more information,call 618-524-7320.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: Apprenticeship for Artists.Ages 13+.Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department.444-8508. Call for entries: All About Food, juried art exhibit. Open to all two dimension-

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al artists. Bring work with labels including name, mailing address, phone number, email address or website. Entries accepted June 26 from 1 – 5 PM at Yeiser Art Center.Work displayed JULY 2 – 25 at downtown restaurants.

THROUGH JUNE 5: “New Quilts from an Old Favorite.” Eighteen winners on display. The Museum challenged today’s quiltmakers to create original quilts based on the classic Orange Peel block pattern.National Quilt Museum.For more,call 270-442-8856.Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM.,Sunday 1 – 5

THROUGH JUNE 5: “The Color Orange, Antique Quilts from Pilgrim Roy Collection,” Cheddar and chrome orange electrified quilts in the 19th and early 20th centuries. See how quiltmakers of the past used these colors in their quilts. National Quilt Museum. For more, call 270-442-8856. Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM., Sunday 1 – 5 PM. THROUGH JULY 12: “Celebration!” A Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit created especially for the Museum’s 20th Anniversary. National Quilt Museum. For more, call 270-442-8856. Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5 PM. THROUGH JULY 13: “Tribeca Gallery Presents Susan Edwards”: Acrylic and mixed media work by Susan Edwards.Tribeca Gallery.Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 3 PM & 5 – 9 PM; Saturday, noon – 9 PM. 270-444-3960.

THROUGH JUNE 30: Michael Walker Exhibit: Opening reception in honor of Yeiser Art Center's Michael Walker exhibit. 'Faith' Klintsy, Russia, is a photographic documentary of the daily life and suffering of the people of Klintsy, Russia and surrounding villages. Michael Walker is a photographer and local business owner from Paducah, Kentucky. He has traveled to Russia several times to complete the series, most recently in 2009.Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway. 10 AM – 4 PM,Tuesday – Saturday. FREE, donations accepted. 270-442-2453.

JUNE 2 – AUGUST 16: “Sacred Patterns Sacred Patterns: Quilted Meditations on the 54 Torah Portions”The First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible by Deborah Hagen. Exhibit explores the depth and wonder of the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) through the art of quilting. Each of the five quilts tells the stories from the book it represents. Exhibit sponsored by Temple Israel and Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. FREE. National Quilt Museum. For

more, call 270-442-8856. Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5 PM.

JUNE 8 – SEPTEMBER 5: “The Nature of Design: Quilts by Cynthia Morgan & Velda Newman,” two top contemporary quiltmakers, respond to nature and portray its beauty in their quilts. National Quilt Museum. . For more, call 270-442-8856. Open: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5 PM. JUNE 18 – JULY 30: “Paducah Photo 2011,”One of the largest, most prestigious and longest running annual photography events in the Mid-South. Yeiser Art Center. 200 Broadway. 10 AM – 4 PM,Tuesday – Saturday. FREE, donations accepted. 270-442-2453. Amber-Light Stained Glass Art Guild ofWestern Kentucky.Anyone interested in learning Stained Glass Art may attend.3rd Tuesdays,monthly.435 Salem Chapel Rd.North,6 miles East of Draffenville,off Highway 68. 6:30 PM For information,call Mike at 866-403-2473. Benton Working Artists Gallery, 103 W 11th St, Benton. Hours: Thursdays & Fridays - 10 AM to 4 PM; Saturdays - 10 AM to 2 PM; or call one day ahead for an appointment to view the Gallery at your leisure, any day of the week. 270-5345004. Features only art from western Kentucky artists. 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.The museum offers FREE guided tours in addition to admission fees every Saturday at 1 PM.There's also a fun activity 10 AM - noon and 2 - 4 PM.For more,call Lowertown Gallery information available at Paducah Railroad Museum – 201 Washington St. Fri. 1 - 4 PM, Sat. 10 AM -4 PM or by appt. $3 Adults, $1 Children. Donations. 270-519-7377 PAPA Gallery. Works by 100 local artists. 124 Broadway. Mon. - Fri. 10 – 4PM. FREE. 575-3544. The Right Angle Gallery. Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-3. 4645 Village Square Dr. River Discovery Center – 117 S. Water Street. Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sunday 1 – 5 PM ( - November). $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 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 Whitehaven Welcome Center – I-24, exit 7.Tours 1 – 4 PM daily,Tours every half hour, daily 1:30 – 4 PM. FREE. 554-2077.

Religious Services & Meetings: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church - 270-554-5256 or 270-443-7787 Meets at House of Hope, 2025 Clarkline Road Sunday Service: 10 AM

Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-876-7239 “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 Church of Christ. SUNDAY: Morning Worship, 9:30 AM; Bible Study, 10:45 AM Evening Worship,6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 7 PM

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401 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 June2011 • 35

eventsccalendar for special event or dinner out.Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 3RD MONDAY: Senior Adults Potluck. 12 Noon in Igert Hall. Bring your favorite dish to share and join us for food, fun and fellowship. Wednesday Evening Meals. $5 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations are

Concord United Methodist Church - (church) 443-2629 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.; 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

necessary. Food served from 5:30 – 6:15 PM. Programs begin at 6:15 PM. Mother's Day Out- Children 3 months -5 years meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 AM -2 PM Call 443-2401 ext. 216 for more information.

Concord West Church of Christ-270-744-8440

Thursday Morning Bible Study: Led by Senior Pastor,Rev. Joe Beal, This group meets most Thursday mornings at 11AM Open to all. Choirs available for all ages. Gospel & Chancel Choirs for adults; Gloria Choir for children grades 3-5;Melody Choir for children K-2 and Alpha Choir for children ages 3-pre K. Adult HandBells- Fellowship Ringers. Call 443-2401 ext.205 for more information about music opportunities at Broadway UMC. Brooks Pool - 443-1778 - Brooks Pool is open to the community for Year-Round

First Baptist Church, Paducah - 442-2728

Swimming in our indoor heated pool. Swim lessons and lifeguard certification are available. Pool Rental for private parties. Contact 443-1778.Swim lessons and Parent & Me Classes are available.Water Aerobics: MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 AM MONDAY – THURSDAY: Open Swim. 5 - 7 PM. Water Aerobics: MONDAY - THURSDAY. 5:15 PM.

Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017 2201 Washington Street: SUNDAY: Bible Study Classes for all ages 9:30 PM, 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 2nd and 4th TUESDAYS: "Dorcas Day" Clothing Give-Away

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

4715 Mayfield Metropolis Road SUNDAY Bible Study 9:00am, Worship 10:00am, Evening Worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7:00 PM

SUNDAY: Early Morning Service, 8:30 AM; Bible Study, 9:50 AM; Late Morning Service, 11 AM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6 PM; Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7 PM.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 443-8251

SUNDAY: Spiritual Formation Opportunities,Adults – Three class choices, Children – Preschool thru 5th grade, 9:30 AM; Hand bell Choir practice 9:30 AM; Traditional Worship Service, 10:45 AM in the sanctuary; Contemporary Worship Service: 5:30 PM in the fellowship hall.(Nursery care available for both services:newborn - 3 years old Youth Activities: 4 PM – 6th - 12th Grades TUESDAY: Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts.Call church for times and dates. WEDNESDAY: Children’s Groups:4 PM,K-5th Grades • THURSDAY: Adult Choir practice, 6:30 PM • FIRST TUESDAY: Cancer Support Group, 7 PM • FIRST WEDNESDAY: Super Seniors,10 AM • SECOND SATURDAY: Breakfast,8 - 10 AM JUNE 27 – 30: Vacation Bible School: “Shake It Up!” 1 - 5th grades. 5 – 8 PM. Kickoff party with FREE registration June 26, 6:30 PM.

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545 SUNDAY: Church School 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Youth Choir (6TH - 12TH 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. 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. SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY, "Revelation Is Not the End of the World." 4 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: Worship Service 8:30 &11 AM. Bible Study 9:45 AM. AWANA (children’s discipleship) 6 PM. Youth Discipleship 6 PM. Adult Discipleship 6 PM TUESDAY: Women’s Bible study, morning and evening sessions. WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir (3 yrs - 5TH grade) 6:30 PM. Youth Bible Study 6:30 PM. Adult Prayer/Bible Study 6:30 PM

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 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 • - 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 - 6:15 PM;

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Middle/High School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM. The Landing: FRIDAYS at 6:45 PM. a year-long program that helps teenagers struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits travel the path to freedom, healing and wholeness.FREE.Dinner served at 6:15 PM for $3.

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. Mothers Day Out: WEDNESDAY 9am - 2:30 PM. Hillcrest Preschool, MONDAY - FRIDAY

House of Hope Ministries, 270-933-1069, 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 SUNDAY: Worship Services-10:45 AM. Sunday School,9:30 AM with classes for all ages. Summer Camps: JUNE 13-18: Vacation Bible School – Inside Out and Upside Down on Mainstreet. 9 AM JUNE 21-23: Grades 3-5 (grade completed) Summer Day Camp: Finding Hope – A Field Trip of Faith JUNE 28-30: Grades K-2 (grade completed) Summer Day Camp: Finding Hope – A Field Trip of Faith JULY 11-15: Children’s Music Camp

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

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 SUNDAY: Worship 9 AM, Sunday School 15 minutes after end of worship, Evening Service 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM

Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 554-1441 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

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM, Worship 10:15 AM, Youth Group 5 PM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner 5:30 PM,Bible Study6 PM,Bell Choir6 PM,Chancel Choir7 PM

Lutheran Church of the Cross - 618-524-4628 2601 North Avenue, Metropolis, IL 62960 SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9


Worship Service 10



Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 443-3689 SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship, 10:30 AM; Evening service, 6 PM

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

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 JUNE 6 – 10: Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School. Runs from 5:30 to 8 PM with dinner served each night. Ages 3 through completed grade 5 are welcome. Call church for more information. June2011 • 37

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

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

New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland – 898-9664 SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM

New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 443-8866 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 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:

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 • 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

Oaklawn Baptist Church – 442-1513 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: SUNDAY: 9 AM Sunday School; 10 AM Morning Worship; Children Church ages 2 through 1st grade; 5:45 PM AWANA (ages 2 through 6th grade); Evening Service; 6 PM WEDNESDAY: 7 PM, Prayer Meeting & Mission Friends; Youth 6:30 PM MONDAY–FRIDAY: Preschool, ages 3-5 yrs.; Before/After School program for Concord Elementary students call 442-3353.

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 227 Farley Place,Paducah,KY 42003 Pastor - Bob Kelley, 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.

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – 422-1000 1110 N. 14th Street, Paducah 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

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

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Reidland Baptist Church – 898-6243 •

Temple Israel - 442-4104

SUNDAY: 9:00AM Sunday School (classes for all ages), Morning Worship Service

FRIDAY: Lay-led Services: 5:30PM; Rabbi-led Services: 7PM

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. WEDNESDAY: 5-5:45 Evening Meal; 6-7: 45 PM, TeamKID: Ages 3 – 6th Grade; 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 & THURSDAYS: 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Mother’s Day Out Program. Ages 1-4.

Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516

Reidland Christian Church – 898-3904 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 .

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

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30am;Worship 10:30am;Youth BLAST & The Hub, 4-6PM (meets 2x/month);Children's Choir,5:15-6PM TUESDAY:Women's Bible Study 9-11am & 5:30-8PM WEDNESDAY: Awana (2yr old-5th grade), 5-7PM;Wired Wednesdays (6th12th grade),5:30-7PM;Choir,6-7PM THURSDAY: Men's Small Group,6am,IHOP,Paducah SATURDAY:United Methodist Men 2nd Saturday,8-9am,Little Castle,Lone Oak

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634 SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM Worship. 10 AM and 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Awana: 5:30 - 7 PM, Mid-Week Service 6 PM.

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

vegetarian fellowship meal is served 1st Sabbath of each month following worship service. WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM.

1347 South Sixth Street • Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship10:45 AM,child care is provided all Sunday morning.

Reidland United Methodist

United Church of Paducah – 442-3722.

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.

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church - 444-6383 Mass Schedule: SUNDAY: 10 AM and THURSDAY: 6:00PM

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

St. Anthony of Paduah Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY 270-362-2171, • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan

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

Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 SUNDAY: Bible Study,9 AM;Morning Worship Service,10 AM;Evening Worship Service, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry,5:30 PM;Mid-Week Service, 7 PM

West End Baptist Church - 443-1043 SUNDAY: Sunday School,9:45 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

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919


Rev. Pamela Gordon

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship, 10:15 AM Free childcare available.

SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM Worship Service,KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade);6 PM Evening Service, WEDNESDAY: 10 AM - 3 PM Mission Room Open;4:30 - 6 PM Evening Meal;6:30 - 8 PM AWANA (2 - 6th grade),The

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

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 - Mass Schedule: MONDAY –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 & 11 AM and 5 PM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 554-3810. 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

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343 SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45 AM;Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AM The 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 Pastor: Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: TUES: 6 PM. WED – FRI: 8 AM. SAT: 4:30 PM. SUN: 10 AM.

St. Thomas More Catholic Church - 534-9000 Mass Schedule: MONDAY & THURSDAY: 6 PM • TUESDAY & FRIDAY: 7 AM

SATURDAY: 5:30 PM • SUNDAY: 9 & 11 AM (3 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. June2011 • 39


On-Going Community Events & Notices: FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Paducah International Raceway, 4445 Shemwell Lane. 7 PM. 270-898-7469. Experience late model dirt track racing on Paducah International Raceway's 3/8 mile dirt track.

SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER: Live on Broadway: Arts, Rhythm, and Dinner. Downtown Paducah. 7 – 10 PM. FREE. Call 270444-8649. Paducah residents and visitors have gathered in historic downtown on Saturday nights for an evening of dinner, dancing in the streets, and shopping in local boutiques and shops for the past 15 years. Enjoy outdoor entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides,artist demonstrations,and the unique flavor of Paducah. THROUGH NOVEMBER: Downtown Farmer’s Market. Open Monday – Saturday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.The best source for fresh, locally grown produce. Twenty vendors line the market with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, wine and other seasonal items in an open-air pavilion by the riverfront. 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 Champion FoodVolunteer Program.The program provides a foundation of knowledge for volunteers in food preparation,cooking/kitchen skills,food safety and handling,basic nutrition,and food science.Upon completion of the program,volunteers commit to spending a specific amount of time sharing their enhanced experience with others.For more information, contact your local cooperative Extension Office, or Denise Wooley at 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

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections.Recycling facility,1830 N 8 Street.Open:Monday,Wednesday,Friday 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM;Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. For a listing of what you can bring, visit Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions,email

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 270-331-1750 or email FREE GED Classes.WKCTC,8:00 AM -4:30 PM at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00

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 Let's Beautify LaCenter Association:Meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 PM at the Ballard County Extension Office on Broadway in LaCenter. LBL is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county.Refreshments are served and anyone interested in participating in community improvements is welcome. For more information please contact Glyn or Judy Webb 270-665-5630. 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 for what's playing this week. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food

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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 ( 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 St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at or call 575-3247. 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 Cat,dog,and small animal adoptions,All God’s Creatures Rescue,Rehabilitation,and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-967-9601 or 1-618-695-2654. 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 Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300 FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will be collected at the corner of the Ballard County Courthouse at 10 AM. H.O.R.S.E.S.,INC.Informational "roundtable" meetings. Learn about our program, enroll a rider, become a volunteer, help with upcoming events and fundraisers, be a guest speaker. Contact Debbie for further information 270-252-0466 or, please visit our website Next meeting: JUNE 21.

SECOND MONDAYS: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575. SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH: KNITTING CLUB. McCracken County Extension Office. Members meet to share techniques and ideas and enjoy each others company. For more, call 270-554-9520.

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. Jackson Oaks Independent Living Center, 2500 Marshall Avenue 10:30 AM – Noon. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact 2ND FRIDAY EACH MONTH. Scrapbooking Fun. McCracken County Extension Service. 5 - 11 PM. For more, call 270-554-9520.

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. MONDAY: River City Singles – Monday Evening Dance, Carroll Convention Center, 7–11 PM. $6. 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: Two for One Studio Fee. The Clay Chameleon,4793 Village Square Drive.10 AM - 7 PM For more,call paint with a friend.

TUESDAYS: Science Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road.For more information, visit 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. WEDNESDAYS: Knitting,Crochet,and More.Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 2 PM. Join the crew with your latest knitting,crocheting or other project.444-0044.

WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Shark Feeding. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1:30 PM. For more, call 270-408-9292.

JUNE 7, 13, 22 OR JULY 14: Space Discovery I (rising 2nd - 3rd graders).

THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312. THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844.

JUNE 8 – 10, 22 – 24, JULY 20 – 22: Mission to Mars Camp (for rising 4th -

THURSDAYS: Board Games at the Library. Second floor, Youth Services at McCracken County Public Library. 5 - 8 PM. FREE. Socialize with other youth and teens. Come play a board game. Call 270-442-2510, ext. 122. 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. FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and 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 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.

Kids & Their Families: School Notes: SUMMER BREAK

Challenger Learning Center. 9 AM – 3 PM. $30, optional lunch $5. Call 270-534-3101. 7th graders). Challenger Learning Center. 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $130, optional $15 lunch fee. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 13 – JULY 29: Playground Activities Camp (PAC) for Graduated K – 5 graders. Shelter 16, Noble Park. FREE. 9 AM – 4 PM. FREE. Camp includes arts and crafts, sports, games, parties, swimming at the Noble Park Pool, and more. No camp week of July 4.To sign up, call 270-444-8508.

JUNE 13TH – 17: No Boys Allowed (grades 7 – 12). West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 8 AM – 4 PM. $20. Must register at least two weeks in advance. Scholarships available. For more, call 270-534-3335.

JUNE 14, 23, OR JULY 15: Space Discovery II (rising 3rd - 4th graders). Challenger Learning Center. 9 AM – 3 PM. $30, optional lunch $5. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 15 – 16: CSI Camp (for rising 5th - 8th graders). Challenger Learning Center. 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $90, optional lunch $10. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 16 – 18: Babysitting Boot Camp. Paducah Red Cross. For more information, call 270-442-3575 or email JUNE 20 OR JULY 18: Expedition Moon (rising 4th - 7th graders). Challenger Learning Center. 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $40, optional lunch $5. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 20 – 24: Scenes from The Junglebook Kids (MTI Kids Series, Grades 3 – 5). Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville. These selected scenes from the stage musical of Jungle Book include the crazy characters and fun music you know and love from the movie. For an application, visit JUNE 20 – 24: Boys Only (grades 7 – 12). West Kentucky Community and

Summer Camps IN JUNE AND JULY: Extreme Lego Camp. Separate camps for 1 – 8 grades.West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 8 AM – 4 PM. $225, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. For more, call 270-534-3335. JUNE 3: Rockin' Rockets (rising K - 1st grade). Challenger Learning Center, WKCTC. 9 – 11 AM or 12:30 – 2:30 PM. $15. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 3 – 5: 4-H Horse Camp and Horse Show. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-554-9520.

JUNE 6 – 10 OR AUGUST 1 - 5: “Sports Camp.” (ages 6 – 12) Paducah Parks Services Building. 9 AM – 4 PM. $75. Children will learn a different sport each day and then spend the afternoon swimming at the Noble Park Pool. Camp is limited to 20 participants per week. Call 270-444-8508. JUNE 6 – 10: “Great Outdoors Camp.” (ages 6 – 12) Paducah Parks Service Building. 9 AM – 4 PM. $125. Come explore the great out-doors with us! Each day will in-clude a field trip to discover something new. Thursday night we will camp at Kentucky Lake. Call 270-444-8508 to sign up. JUNE 6 – 17: Honk Jr.! (MTI Junior Series,Grades 6 – 12).Glema Mahr Center for the Arts,Madisonville.A re-telling of “The Ugly Duckling”that features fun characters,terrific comedy, and lots of music. For an application, visit JUNE 6 – 10: “Rolling on the River” River Industry Camp (grades 9 – 12). West Kentucky Community and Technical College.8 AM – 4 PM.$20. Must register at least two weeks in advance. Scholarships available. For more, call 270-534-3335.

JUNE 6 – 10: Camp Invention. Concord Elementary School. 9 AM – 3:30 PM each day. For more information, call Mary Katz at 270-556-2798 or at JUNE 6 – AUGUST 5: Leader-in-Training Program (grades 7 – 10). Paducah Parks Office. 9 AM – 4 PM. $25. Interested in working with us as a summer camp leader, but not old enough? Now we are offering a program just for you! Apply for our Leader-in-training program, work with our summer staff, work with our camp children, and learn the ropes to becoming a Recreation Leader in our Summer Camp program. Call 270-444-8508 for more.

JUNE 6 – JULY 28: Summer Junior Clinics. Rowton Tennis Center.You can choose which weeks to attend. For more info call 444-8363 or visit

JUNE 6 – 10 (ages 8 – 18):Morning Day Camp. Rowton Tennis Center.8 – 11:30 AM. For more info call 444-8363 or visit

JUNE 13 – 17 (ages 4 – 7): PeeWee Camp. Rowton Tennis Center. 9 – 10 AM. For more info call 444-8363 or visit JULY 11 – 15 (ages 8 - 18): All Day Camp. Rowton Tennis Center. 9 AM – 3 PM. For more info call 444-8363 or visit JULY 18 – 22 (ages 4 – 7): Pee Wee Camp II. Rowton Tennis Center. 9 – 10 AM. For more info call 444-8363 or visit June2011 • 41

eventsccalendar Technical College. 8 AM – 4 PM. $20. Must register at least two weeks in advance. Scholarships available. For more, call 270-534-3335.

JUNE 20 – 24: Songs of the Sea: Junior Music Camp for ages 4 – rising 1st graders. Harmony Road Music School. 9:30 – 11:30 AM daily. For more info, call 4443669 or JUNE 20 – 23: Songs of the Sea: Senior Music Camp for rising 1st – 5th graders. Harmony Road Music School. 1:00 – 3:00 PM daily. Call 444-3669 for more info or

ages 4 – rising 1st graders. Harmony Road Music School. 9:30 – 11:30am daily. Call 444-3669 or JULY 18 - 22: Jungle Beat: Junior Music Camp for ages 4 – rising 1st graders. Harmony Road Music School. 9:30 – 11:30 AM daily. Call 444-3669 or JULY 18 - 21: Jungle Beat: Senior Music Camp for rising 1st - 5th graders. Harmony Road Music School. 1:00 – 3:00 PM daily. Call 444-3669 or

JUNE 21: Mighty Magnets (rising K - 1st grade). Challenger Learning Center, WKCTC. 9 – 11 AM or 12:30 – 2:30 PM. $15. Call 270-534-3101.

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JUNE 21 – 24: Quilt Camps for Kids,Beginners,ages 5 – 10.National Quilt Museum. 9:30 AM – noon.$40/$35 Friends.Registration due June 3.Call 270-442-8856. JUNE 21 – 24: Quilt Camp for Kids,Beginners,ages 10 – 17.National Quilt Museum. 9:30 AM – noon.$40/$35 Friends.Registration due June 3.Call 270-442-8856.

Road Music School.9:30 – 11:30am daily.Call 444-3669 or

JUNE 27 – JULY 1: Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Experience (grades 1

JULY 11 - 15: Farm Songs and The Sound of Moo-sic Junior Music Camp for

– 12). The Carson Center. 50 – 60 students perform in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Auditions are June 27 at 9 AM, with rehearsals running June 27 – July 1.Two public performances,July 1,4 and 7 PM.For more,call 270-443-9932,ext.250 or register online at

JUNE 27 – 30: Quilt Camp for Kids In-Between, ages 10 – 17. National Quilt Museum. 9:30 AM – noon. $40/$35 Friends. Registration due June 3. Call 270-4428856. Prerequisite two years of Quilt Camp.

JUNE 27 – 30: Quilt Camp for Kids Advanced, ages 13 – 17. National Quilt Museum. 2 – 4:30 PM. $40/$35 Friends. Registration due June 3. Call 270-442-8856. Prerequisite two years of Quilt Camp or ability to safely use a rotary cutter. JUNE 27 – 29: Rocket Camp (for rising 5th - 8th graders). Challenger Learning Center, WKCTC. 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $130, optional $15 lunch fee. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE 27 – JULY 1: The Terrible Tantrum That Ate My Lunch Theatre Camp (Grades K – 2, completed as of May 2011). Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville. For more information call the Glema Center at 270-824-8650 or visit the website at Ask about our sibling discount!

JUNE 30: Cosmic Constellations (rising K - 1st grade). Challenger Learning Center, WKCTC. 9 – 11 AM or 12:30 – 2:30 PM. $15. Call 270-534-3101. JUNE AND JULY: Special Populations Day Camp (ages 5 - 18). Classroom 1 at Paducah Parks Building. 9 AM – 3 PM. Week-long camps. $75. A summer camp specifically designed for those with special needs.This day camp,for youth with mild to moderate mental disabilities,will provide participants with fun activities including arts and crafts, games, swimming at Noble Park Pool, field trips, and more.Call 270-444-8508. JUNE AND JULY: Kidz Klub Too (3 – 5 year olds).Arts and Crafts Building,Noble Park. Monday – Thursday camp from 10 AM – 2 PM. $35 per week. Limit of 10 participants each week. Call 270-444-8508 to sign up. JUNE AND JULY: Kidz Klub (Grades K – 5). Anna Baumer CC at Noble Park. 8 AM – 5 PM. $75. Week-long camps. Join us for themed arts and crafts, games and activities, snack, field trips, and swimming at the Noble Park Pool.To sign up, call 270-444-8508. JULY 11 – 15: “Writing Camp” (grades 4 – 6). Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC. 8 AM – 4 PM. $90, includes meals.To register, call 270-534-3335.

JULY 16 – 31: Aladdin Jr. Theatre Camp. Playhouse in the Park, Murray. Camp for kids will culminate in an on-stage performance. For more details, email Lisa Cope at

JULY 18 – 22: Creative Exploration Drama Camp (6th - 9th grade). West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 8 AM – 4 PM. $20. Must register at least two weeks in advance. Scholarships available. For more, call 270-534-3335.

JULY 5 – 8: McCracken County 4-H Camp 2011. West Kentucky 4-H Camp,Dawson Springs. Facilities include a 14-acre fresh-water lake, a high and low ropes challenge course, archery & riflery ranges, a swimming pool, multi-purpose buildings, athletic fields, a dining hall, and 22 cabins. For more information, call 270-554-9520.

JULY 18 – 22: Junior Dino Dig Camp (K - 2nd Grade). Emerging Technology Center. 8 AM – 4 PM, daily. $90. Space is limited, register at 270-534-3335. Campers will learn everything from what dinosaurs had for dinner, to how to dig up dinosaur bones, and even how to piece together a dinosaur skeleton. JULY 25 – 29: Junior Meteorologist Camp (3 - 5th Grade). Emerging Technology Center. 8 AM – 4 PM, daily. $90. Space is limited, register at 270-534-3335. Campers will build a weather station, create a tornado, make it rain in class, and more! AUGUST 1 – 5: “Swim Like a Fish Camp.” (ages 6 – 12) Paducah Parks Service Building.9 AM – 4 PM.$125. The perfect camp for the chil-dren who love playing in the water. Field trip every day, and will include Venture Riv-er, Dixon Springs, Kentucky Lake, and more! Register at 270-444-8508. MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: Summer Jr. Match Play (ages 7 – 18). Rowton Tennis Center.Special times on these days can be accommodated.For more info call 444-8363 or visit

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Camps, Classes & Education

JUNE 20: CPR Training. Paducah Red Cross Headquarters, 232 North 8th Street.

JUNE 2 – JULY 29, MONDAY - THURSDAY: Paducah Parks Swim Team. Noble Park

JUNE 21: First Aid Training. Paducah Red Cross Headquarters, 232 North 8th

Pool.6:30 PM.$75.For more information, call 270-444-8508.Tryouts June 2 at 6:30 PM.

JUNE 6 – JULY 25, SUNDAYS: Summer Flag Football (ages 18+). Stuart Nelson Park. 2 – 5 PM. $275 per team. Deadline to register is May 16. Call 270-444-8508.

JUNE 9 – 11, THURSDAY – SATURDAY: “Stunning AnglePlay Quilts” with Margaret Miller. National Quilt Museum. Come and breathe new life into their design using new angles that will create curves and circles and soft, wavy lines-and it's all straight-line piecing! For more information and to register for this workshop, contact Becky Glasby, 270-442-8856 x213. JUNE 11: CPR/First Aid Class. Paducah Red Cross Headquarters, 232 North 8th Street. 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. For more, go to JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21,MONDAY - THURSDAY:“Baby and Me Swim.” (babies 6 months and parent).Noble Park Pool.10:45 AM or 6:30 PM.$35.For more,call 270-444-8508. JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21,MONDAY - THURSDAY: Toddler Swim (toddlers and preschool age).Noble Park Pool.10:45 AM or 6:30 PM.$35.To sign up,call 270-444-8508. JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21, MONDAY - THURSDAY: Level I Swim Class. Noble Park Pool. 10:45 AM or 6:30 PM. $35. To sign up, call 270-444-8508. JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21, MONDAY - THURSDAY: Level II Swim Class. Noble Park Pool. 10:45 AM or 6:30 PM. $35. To sign up, call 270-444-8508.

JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21, MONDAY - THURSDAY: Level III Swim Class. Noble Park Pool. 10:45 AM or 6:30 PM. $35. To sign up, call 270-444-8508.

JUNE 13 – 23 OR JULY 11 – 21, MONDAY - THURSDAY: Level IV (Advanced) Swim Class. Noble Park Pool. 10:45 AM or 6:30 PM. $35.To sign up, call 270-444-8508.

JUNE 15: Cast Ons and Bind Offs. With Ewe in Mind, 2223 Broadway. 1 PM or 6 PM. $10. Bring scrap yarn and appropriate needles. Call 270-442-5262 for more.

JUNE 18: Beginning Socks. With Ewe in Mind, 2223 Broadway. 9 AM. $25.You will need sock yarn and double point needles for that yarn. Learn how to knit in the round using double point needles. Learn how to make a heel, turn the heel, make the gussets and finally seal the toe! Pre-registration is required at 270-442-5262. JUNE 18: Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop. Homeplace, LBL. 10 AM – 2 PM. $75. Registration and full deposit required. Reserve your space at 270-924-2020. You will actually get to prepare a dish in a 12 inch Dutch oven, then the group will set down for lunch and enjoy what was prepared.

6 PM. For more, visit Street. 6 PM. For more, visit

JUNE 22: Increases and Decreases. With Ewe in Mind, 2223 Broadway. 1 PM or 6 PM. $10. Learn what YO, Mk1, kfb, pfb, ssk, k2tog, p2tog, and other terms mean that

help you construct garments as well as do lace work. You will learn how to read them in a pattern and we will also discuss reading a chart. Bring scrap yarn and appropriate needles. Registration required at 270-442-5262. JUNE 25 (STARTS): Mitered Square Afghan Knit-a-long. With Ewe in Mind, 2223 Broadway.9 AM.$10.Learn how to make a mitered square using leftover sock yarn. We will meet every month to swap yarn with others in the group and knit on our blankets. For more, call 270-442-5262.

JUNE 29: Crazy for Cables. With Ewe in Mind, 2223 Broadway.1 PM & 6 PM.$10. Learn what c4f, c4b and many other terms mean to make beautiful cabled items. You will need to purchase a cable needle for this class.Register at 270-442-5262. BEGINNING JUNE 7: Toddler Tunes for ages 18 mos. – 3 years with parents. Harmony Road Music School. Morning and evening classes for 6 weeks, 30 minutes weekly. 444-3669 or

BEGINNING JUNE 7: Musictime classes for ages 3 and 4 with parents. Harmony Road Music School. Morning and evening classes for 4 weeks, 45 minutes weekly. 444-3669 or

BEGINNING IN JUNE: Group Piano Classes for Ages 5 – 11.Harmony Road Music School. Harmony Road, Young Musician, and Keyboard Prep classes for beginning pianists in 3 age groupings. Call 444-3669 or THROUGHOUT JUNE: 4-Day Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School. Lighthouse Landing, Grand Rivers. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to American Sailing Association's Basic Coastal Cruising certification. Visit the Lighthouse Landing website for a full list of class dates, information, and tuition fees. JULY 11 (BEGINS),MONDAY - FRIDAY: Beginner Tennis Lessons (all ages).Noble Park Tennis Courts.10 AM.$35.For more, or to register, call 270-444-8508. JULY 11 (BEGINS), MONDAY – FRIDAY: Tiny Tot Tennis Lessons (preschool ages).Noble Park Tennis Courts.$50.9 AM.Rackets handed out at the end of the week. For more, call 270-444-8508. June2011 • 43

JULY 11 (BEGINS), MONDAY – FRIDAY: Beginner Golf Lessons (all ages).

MONDAY: Zumba Gold! Washington Street Baptist Church, 721 Washington

Midtown Golf. 9 AM. $35. For more, call 270-444-8508.

Street. 4 – 4:45 PM. $2 per session. Seniors and beginners welcome. Visit for more.

MONDAYS: Diabetes Group Sessions. Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 9 AM – noon. Registration required. FREE. Call 270-251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC. 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 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, 331-2987 or at MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido. Paducah Parks.For more or to sign up,call 444-8508. MONDAY - THURSDAY: Multiple Class in Yoga and Pilates covering stretching, strength training, toning, and more . Call 444-8508 for more. TUESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:15 PM. For more, visit TUESDAYS: PAWS (soccer for ages 4 - 8). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 6 PM. Get some great coaching and play a few games.For more,visit

WEDNESDAYS: Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:30 PM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858, 331-2987 or at WEDNESDAYS: Life-Drawing Classes. The Yeiser Art Center. 6 PM. Must be 18 years old or older, bring your own supplies. For more, call 270-442-2453. FRIDAYS: Family Education on Mental Illness. Western Baptist Hospital.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: Zumba Fitness Class. Parkview Rehabilitation Center, 544 Lone Oak

Rd. 5 PM. $1 per class and or canned good (donated to food bank). Visit to find out more.

MONDAY: Clogging Class. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 6 PM. $5 per session. For more, call 270-444-8508.

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 MONDAY: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 270-575-3800 for more. Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY: Afterschool Martial Arts Sessions. Hwang’s Martial Arts. School dismissal – 5:30 PM. During the school year. 554-6667 or email 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 554-6667 for enrollment information or email MONDAY & THURSDAY: Gentle Bends Yoga. 4600 Buckner Lane - United

Church of Paducah. 4-5PMYoga for beginners, those who want to brush on their poses and have restrictions. Contact Carolyn @ 554-4466 or MONDAY & THURSDAY: Introduction to Flow Yoga. 4600 Buckner Lane United Church of Paducah. 5:30-6:10 PM All Levels Yoga: 7-8 PM Contact Tim @ 205-1012 or MONDAY - THURSDAY: Jazzercise Classes. Paducah Jazzercise Center, Lone Oak Plaza, 3562 Lone Oak Road. 5:15 PM. For more, email or call 270-210-1044.

MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Tiger Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 9). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 - 5:50 PM. For more, email or call 270-554-4885. MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 -6:50 PM. For more, email or call 270-554-4885. TUESDAYS: Family Night. Kingway Skateland. 6:30-9PM. $4 each. Skates:

Quad, $1, Speed/Inline $3. 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. TUESDAY & THURSDAY: Jazzercise Classes. Paducah Jazzercise Center, Lone Oak Plaza, 3562 Lone Oak Road. 5:45 PM. For more, email or call 270-210-1044.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Xtreme Martial Arts (Ages 8+), Karate Kidz Prep 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 554-6667 for enrollment information or email 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.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Zumba Fitness Class. Paducah Expo Center, 1 Executive Blvd. 3:45 & 5 PM. $1 per class and or canned good (donated to food bank). Visit to find out more.

THURSDAYS: Table Tennis. Ages 12+. Classroom 1, Paducah Parks. 5-6PM. $25. 444-8508. 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. 554-6667.

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SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email or call 270-554-4885. 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


$6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1,

Speed/Inline $3.

SATURDAYS: Black Belts, 9AM; Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667.,

SATURDAY: Jazzercise Classes.Paducah Jazzercise Center,Lone Oak Plaza,3562 Lone Oak Road.9:15 AM.For more, email or call 270-210-1044.

On-Going Events for Seniors: 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Potluck at Broadway United Methodist Church. Join us for a potluck lunch at noon. Bring your favorite dish to share in our fellowship hall. For more information contact Bob Fejes at 443-2401.

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, 5547075. Senior Medicare Patrol – LaShea Wyatt, program coordinator of the local Kentucky Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides information on how you can detect fraud, waste and abuse of Medicare. She is available for questions Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM – 3 PM and Tuesday from Noon – 4 PM at the Senior Center, 1400 H. C. Mathis Drive. For information call 270-442-8993. 1ST & 3RD FRIDAY NIGHTS: Senior Citizens Dance - Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center. 7 - 10 PM. $5. Live music. Bring potluck-style snack food. Drinks sold on-site. Open to the public. 50 and over. 443-8579

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 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 more info.


$25 per month. Call 270-443-2401 for

MONDAY: Zumba Gold! Washington Street Baptist Church, 721 Washington Street. 4 – 4:45 PM. $2 per session. Seniors and beginners welcome. Visit for more. MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579 MONDAY: Senior Citizens Theatre Troupe. Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. 2:30 PM. Projects include radio plays, and reader's theatre. Call Lisa Cope at 270-759-1752 for more.

TUESDAY 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 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.

1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's Bingo. 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. ™ June2011 • 45

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Adoption/Foster Care:

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 or Kim Armistead @ 502-558-6846 or Sunrise Children’s Services – Foster Care Program. Foster Parents needed!Sunrise is a faith-based agency that has been serving the children and families of Kentucky for over 140 years.Our Foster Care program provides many important services to our Foster Families.These include free initial and ongoing training;24/7 support from highly motivated and qualified staff; 24 hour crisis intervention; mental health professionals on staff; generous reimbursement, respite and travel expenses provided; paid homeowner’s insurance;and much more.FREE training sessions are starting soon in Paducah.Call or email Maggie Winters 877-992-5242 / or Misty Reynolds 270554-3714 / to find out more about joining our team. NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. 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. Foster a Child & Foster Hope (© 2011 Necco).

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 or call (270) 554-5857. Girl Scout Activity Listings: Teen Board- Conference Room at Paducah Parks Bldg. Ages 14-18.4-5PM.FREE.444-8508

Education Groups:

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,270-809-2539 or 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 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 Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery,

children’s activities, planetarium programming and more.Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020.

Child Care:

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

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

Ms. Bunny’s Pet Licks for Kids – Community Awareness Safety program. Pet care, responsibility and safety tips for children 5 – 12 years of age. Focus on dog bite prevention. Fun, interactive program with her tiny, fourlegged helper,“Scooby Sue”. FREE to children’s groups, schools and organiza-

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tions. For information & to schedule Ms. Bunny. 575-3822

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

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

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 270-5080622 if you have any questions or visit for more information. To view television programs, including Tot School from Paducah Parks Services, produced by the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, visit

Crisis Management

Kentucky Regional Poison Center - Kosair Children’s Hospital. 1-800-222-1222 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@ All services are completely confidential. 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-SUI-

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Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, child-

For military and their families:

birth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or


Compassionate Friends – THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7 – 9 PM. For families who have lost a child of any age. Community and Senior Ctr, 155 W Cumberland Av, Grand Rivers, KY (one block west of J.H. O'Bryan Ave, and behind 1st KY Bank) Contact: 270-217-4490, or for more information or to receive our newsletter. 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.

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, 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 Support Group for Survivors of Suicide. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Western Baptist Heart Center.6 – 7:30 PM.Facilitated by John & Carol Smithmeir.For more,contact NAMI-Paducah at 270-443-3448.

Multi-service Providers:

Family Service Society is in DESPERATE NEED of FOOD. All types are needed;canned, boxed,mixes,cereal,etc.Please contact Family Service Society by calling 270-443-4838.

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 regions/lourdes

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 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.Please feel free to drop us email at with any question you may have regarding services. 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 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 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.

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South Gum Springs Road,Paducah.Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30am on 1ST & 3RD


THURSDAYS FROM DECEMBER 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.

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.

Mother to Mother - 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10 AM. Nursing moms and moms-to-be support group. Breastfeeding has its ups and downs, so come share your breastfeeding stories and listen to other moms as they share their's. Marshall County Public Library Meeting Room. For more information contact Stepheni Hovekamp at or 270-252-2730

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

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 Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM,brilliant minds young and old,put their wits to the test at English's Antiques.Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art,212 Broadway. Paducah Kennel Club.Meetings are the SECONDTUESDAY 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 Paducah Photographer's Club. Meets FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH.Broadway Baptist 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! Yearly membership dues only $20.For more info,contact 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. Toastmasters EVERY MONDAY. Farm Bureau Office,1600 Broadway.Noon-1PM.Visitors are always welcome. Come and improve your public speaking ability in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. For more info,call Clay Campbell,703-2700.

Parenting Support:

I-CAN - The International Cesarean Awareness Network's mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education and provide support for cesarean recovery.Meetings the 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30,McCracken Public Liabrary Meeting Room.For more information,contact Kimberly Eckenberg 618-921-1132, or 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

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 Parents Encouraging Parents: A parent support group hosted by First Christian Church. All parents are invited to attend! Free family meal followed by supervised play for kids and a moderated discussion for parents. Meal at 5:30 PM with discussion to follow.Topics are as follows:We hope you will join us.RSVP for childcare and meal @ 443-8251.

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 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: 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 Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets WEDNESDAYS mornings for breakfast at The Parlor, 3033 Lone Oak Road, 6:45 AM.Visitors and potential members are always welcome at these service-oriented meetings. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Pasta House. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, Paducah Business and Professional Women (BPW) Meets second Tuesday of each month for dinner.6 PM,Grace Episcopal Church. For information,call Merryman Kemp at 270-442-7636 or Pat Moriarty at 270-853-2580. 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 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 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. 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 dat-

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ing 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. 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. 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.Informational "roundtable" meetings.6 PM Learn about our program, enroll a rider,become a volunteer,help with upcoming events and fundraisers,be a guest speaker. Contact Debbie for further information 270-252-0466 or, please visit our website meeting, JUNE 21. H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center currently has open enrollment for riders with special needs,on Wednesdays at Carson Park in Paducah and Mondays in Dexter,KY. Please visit our website for an enrollment package. 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 are also available to help monitor or assist with certain health or medical needs. Please contact Micah Sullivan at 270-442-2001 for more information. FEAT of Western Kentucky. Families for Effective Autism Treatment.Easter Seals Child Development 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.

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.Next meeting: February 7. Compassionate Friends – THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7 – 9 PM. For families who have lost a child of any age. Community and Senior Ctr, 155 W Cumberland Av, Grand Rivers, KY (one block west of J.H. O'Bryan Ave, and behind 1st KY Bank) Contact: 270-217-4490, or for more information or to receive our newsletter. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group. First Thursday of

the Month. Marshall Nemer Building, 2nd Floor Rosenthal Room. 7 more information, call 646-623-2620.



Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 7-8 PM. 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 -A support group for women with cancer led by Dr. Lisa


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

Support Groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. American Cancer Society Look Good...Feel Better.FREE program designed to help women look their best during cancer treatment. Experienced cosmetologists teach beauty tips to help minimize the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Call 444-0384 to attend a group session or make an appointment. Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK).support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. 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 from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. FREE childcare provided.

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. Brain Injury of Kentucky Support Group - Western Baptist Hospital, Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452 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.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. June2011 • 49

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Lourdes Women's Health and Wellness Center, Contact 538-5723. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. For more information, contact 217-2548, 519-4155, 210-3047 or ronda. cartwright I-CAN - The International Cesarean Awareness Network's mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education and provide support for cesarean recovery. Meetings the 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30, McCracken Public Library Meeting Room. For more information, contact Kimberly Eckenberg 618-921-1132, or 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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metamorphosisâ&#x20AC;?: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.A.M.I. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 PM. St. Mathewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway.

fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location, call 270556-8873. Paducah Area Amputees in Action Support Group. Lourdes Hospital - Borders Community Room. 5:30 PM. 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH. For information, please call Terri Ross, 488-3020. If you or a loved one would like a hospital or nursing home visit from an amputee for support and encouragement, please call for information. Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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 weekly on 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 Support Group - Lebanon Methodist Church, 4620 At Massa Drive, Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. 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 $25; monthly chapter dues $5. 270-217-1182.

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

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.

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,

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Superman Celebration & Metropolis Events

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ids of all ages will be happy to know that the Annual Superman Celebration will still take place in Metropolis despite the flooding they have experienced. The 33rd Annual Celebration will be held on June 9th through the 12th as planned. The Superman Celebration is quite an event. It's a longstanding festival that welcomes over 30,000 visitors. Residents from all over the country gather in Metropolis, the official home of Superman. I spoke with Angie Shelton, Director for Metropolis Tourism, about the celebration. "We're very excited to be having the celebration this year, despite some of the challenges that the city has had to deal with in the last month," she told me. “This year, the celebration will include many celebrity guests such as Brandon Routh, star of the 2006 film Superman Returns. Other special guests include Superman Returns' Sam Huntington, Smallville's Alaina Huffman, Superman IV's Mark Pillow, and Superboy's Tracy Lewis.” The celebration will also include many unique events that appeal to a different type of audience. "Breaking into the Business of Comics" is a unique event that will take place this year. Guest artists Martheus Antone Wade and Andrew Chandler will host the two-part seminar for anyone who would like to pursue a career in comics. In addition, Renegade Pro-Wrestling will present Superman Celebration Smackdown 2011, two days of action in the ring with special guests such as Psycho Sid Vicious, TNA/Spike TV Star Showtime Eric Young, RPW star Tojo Yamamoto, Jr., and 1/2 of the Hall of Fame Tag Team "The Rock and Roll Express" Ricky Morton.

Fan Film Awards and the Superman Costume Contest The 4th Annual Fan Film Awards will take place on Saturday, June 11th at 7:30 p.m. The Competition will feature several short superhero-related films that will be competing to earn the title of Best Fan Film. An awards ceremony will follow immediately after the films are shown. A Superman costume contest will take place on Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Metro Tent at Superman Square. Sign-in runs from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The contest will consist of six categories: Best Superman or Clark Kent, Best Supergirl or Lois Lane, Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Duo/Group, and Crowd Favorite.

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Great Family Fun The Superman Celebration prides itself for being a familyoriented event. Shelton said, "One of the things we're proud of is that there are so many free events and so much to do with your children. It's a family event and involves kids of all ages. It's a great family outing." A children’s costume contest, costume parade, Super Silly Games, carnival rides, Kids' Super Hero Game Show, Super Dog Contest, Supergirl and Superboy pageants, Color a Cape for kids, Color a Giant Comic, and Beautiful Baby Contest are all activities for a younger audience. For information on all of these activities and more, visit Later this summer… In addition to the Superman Celebration, Metropolis has a summer full of activities planned. The 8th Annual Superman Classic Archery Tournament will be held June 21st through the 23rd at Mermet Lake, just 11 miles north of Metropolis. The tournament will be giving out over $15,000 in prize money for adult divisions and other awards for children. Archers will be eligible to shoot one to three days, once per day. Classes will be held for youth and adults, and shooters will be categorized based on their ASA Classes and will only be shooting against other archers in their class. The Massac County Youth Fair will take place on July 15th through the 23rd. Youth from the 13 southernmost counties in Illinois bring their best projects and livestock to this show. The Fair features a horse show and greased pig contest. The event is located on the Youth Fair Grounds next to Massac County High School. On July 30th, bring your rod and reel to Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail, a catfish tournament at Fort Massac State Park. Cash and prizes will be awarded, and a kids' tournament will also be held.

Standing Tall The flooding that Metropolis has experienced has made it a challenge to continue on with the Superman Celebration and other events this summer, but the community has rallied together to unite in their efforts. "It's been a very tragic situation,” Shelton explained, “But it's brought our community, especially the young people, close together. The junior high and high school students took time away from classes to make sand bags for the community. It's been a meaningful experience for young people to learn about being a part of the community and helping their neighbors." For more information about the Superman Celebration or any other events in Metropolis, visit, or call 618-524-5025. ™ 52 • June2011


The Time My Dad Went Wild by Rick Epstein


y big brother and I stood with our father at a railing, gazing down through iron bars at a big brown bear that lay sleeping directly below. I was 6.“HEY, BEAR! WAKE UP!” I yelled. Dad gave me a disapproving look, and I explained, “If he sleeps all summer, he won’t be tired enough to sleep this winter. And I want him to move around and look at me.” Dad said,“Let’s see about that,” and he went and found a flat stone about twice the size of a lima bean.Then he took careful aim and dropped the stone through the bars so it landed on the bear’s side. “Dad!” we exclaimed, first looking at him and then looking around to make sure there had been no witnesses. The bear didn’t stir, and the stone remained on the bear’s side, rising and falling with the relaxed breathing of the big creature.“I guess he’s not going to wake up for us,”said my dad. Someone could come along any minute, see the stone on the bear, see us, put one and one together, and accuse us of

throwing rocks at a helpless caged animal. I willed the bear to move so the stone would slide off, but he didn’t. To my guilty conscience the crime scene seemed to radiate an accusatory finger that pointed straight up at us. But pretty soon we went away, leaving the circumstantial evidence behind to excite speculation by whoever came along next. The incident is seared into my memory because I never saw my dad do anything else half as reckless and illegal. He said he’d received a traffic ticket once for failing to come to a complete stop, but I hadn’t been born in time to see it happen. My father was one of those corny dads who can’t drive by a family landmark without saying,“Here’s where we found Ricky the time he got lost,”or “Here’s where Frisky was born,”and the site of Dad’s only brush with the law was part of our Heritage Trail. It didn’t occur to me during my childhood, but my dad was a paragon of virtue. He never cursed, littered, cheated, complained or spoke ungrammatically. He thought that the best June2011 • 53

bargain was to buy quality goods at full price. He bought us loads of books, took us to places of wonder and history all over North America, and treated us to four years at any college we could trick into accepting us.He knew every joke that had ever been made and was known for his wit. He loved his wife more than life itself and always bought his gasoline at the same filling station. He treated all men and women with respect, paid his bills early, and never called in sick. He read lots of newspapers and watched only solemn TV shows like “Meet the Press.” He would as soon have watched “Three’s Company” as he would’ve danced naked in the street. He advised us that “liars need good memories” and that “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” He saved his

receipts. He believed that a hitch in the Army would straighten out almost anyone. He distrusted artificial sweeteners. When I was a kid, I thought my father was pretty much the basic model. I assumed that making a child write a 300-word essay on “Moderation”was a standard punishment, and that all fathers shave on their day off and make their children a gift of Niagara Falls,the Alamo and the Grand Canyon.I always aspired to meet my dad’s high moral standard, and about six years ago I asked him about it.He never was a religious man,but I expected to hear some kind of uplifting expression of the ideals and principles that had kept him on the straight-and-narrow path. Imagine my letdown when he attributed his lifetime of good behavior to one motive:“I was always afraid I’d get into trouble,” he said. Talk about stripping away the mystique! Here I’d been hoping that someday I’d see the light and be magically transformed into the disciplined and righteous specimen I’d been raised by. I would be a guiding beacon to my children, the way my dad has been for me. I’d been hoping for grace, when all I’d been missing was anxiety. So happy Father’s Day, Dad – and thanks for dropping the stone on the bear.The more I think about it, the more I appreciate it as a bold feat. Maybe it wasn’t a righteous thing to do, but what greater gift could an apprehensive father give than to risk public disgrace just to gratify a child’s whim? ™

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Thumb Sucking by J. D. Johnston D.D.S., M.S Paducah Pediatric Dentistry


ucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy, or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. Thumb sucking that persists beyond the eruption of the permanent teeth can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment. How intensely a child sucks on fingers or thumbs will determine whether or not dental problems may result. Children who rest their thumbs passively in their mouths are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. Children should cease thumb sucking by the time their permanent front teeth are ready to erupt. Usually, children stop between the ages of two and four. Peer pressure causes many school-aged children to stop. Pacifiers are no substitute for thumb sucking. They can affect the teeth essentially the same way as sucking fingers and thumbs. However, use of the pacifier can be controlled and modified more easily than the thumb or finger habit. If you have concerns about thumb sucking or use of a pacifier, consult your pediatric dentist. A few suggestions to help your child get through thumb sucking: • Instead of scolding children for thumb sucking, praise them when they are not.

• Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure. Focus on correcting the cause of anxiety, instead of the thumb sucking. • Children who are sucking for comfort will feel less of a need when their parents provide comfort. • Reward children when they refrain from sucking during difficult periods, such as when being separated from their parents. • Your pediatric dentist can encourage children to stop sucking and explain what could happen if they continue. If these approaches don’t work, remind the children of their habit by bandaging the thumb or putting a sock on the hand at night. Your pediatric dentist may recommend the use of a mouth appliance. ™

Recommended Reading David Decides About Thumbsucking A Story for Children, a Guide for Parents by Susan Heitler PHD Paula Singer (Photographer) June2011 • 55

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New Pathways for Children by Jamie Lober Paducah Parenting and Family Staff


ew Pathways for Children, located in Melber plays a vital role in ensuring that at-risk children in western Kentucky thrive.They are a nonprofit, Christian, adolescent residential treatment center sponsored by the Churches of Christ. The boys and girls they serve are between ages ten and eighteen and are in custody of the state due to abuse or neglect in their homes. Additionally, New Pathways takes children struggling with behavioral, environmental or family issues. They work to address their needs on an individual basis during their stay on one of two campuses. The boys’ campus is located in Melber while the girls’ campus is located in Paducah, in the Reidland area.The Melber facility is surrounded by a lake and small valley. The work that is done at New Pathways is truly remarkable. “These children need hope and we are able to give that to them,” said Jan Jones, a Case Manager for the organization.

“We reach a lot of lives,” Jones explained. The children at New Pathways are there because their families have asked for assistance and are clients of the Department of Community-based Services. A social worker is assigned to the case and, in some instances the children are removed from their homes and become a ward of the state. The state is their guardian: New Pathways for Children is the caretaker for the state, their guardian. While New Pathways for Children would like to offer private care they do not have a population that can afford it. “The

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state reimburses us eighty percent and then we use twenty percent from being a church-based facility with donations,” said Jones. Unfortunately, most of the children placed into the care of New Pathways have psychological and sometimes physical issues because of the prior neglect, or physical and emotional abuse. To be sure the environment is positive, New Pathways is selective in whom they include. “We do not take perpetrators or someone who is a sexual abuser,” explained Jones. When the children first arrive, they are in trouble but are usually willing to try and succeed.“When they first arrive at the facility, we gently inform them that this is their new home and give them the residents’ rule manual,” Jones told me.“A youth care worker takes them through orientation.” New Pathways is a strength-based program.“That means the kids come in at a certain level and from that level we work them upward; gaining more phone privileges, more allowance, longer visits and time off campus.”

“We work with them emotionally, spiritually, academically and physically, and take care of all of their health needs,”said Jones. Kids are able to have checkups by a medical doctor. “We do vision, audiology and dental, and we have a psychiatrist who comes in monthly to evaluate and oversee the medication that a few kids are on.” Cooperting with the program and respecting others are the cornerstones to the children’s success.“If an individual is not able to comply with the rules of good behavior and safety, we have to work with them a little longer before we are able to take them off campus,” Jones told me.“But we are generally able to enrich them and teach them acceptable social behavior.“ There are usually two keep topics discussed in the groups:“Why am I here?”, and “How can I take responsibility for myself and the faulty thinking patterns that led me here? (An

There is a large amount of structure to each day which also helps keep the kids on track.“They awaken early around six or seven in the morning and do hygiene, then breakfast, medications and chores,” said Jones. The kids learn independent living principles and then gather in a morning group to discuss meaningful topics.“We discuss respect for ourselves and others, and prayer and scriptures are included” said Jones. After the morning group session the children go to school. Because Graves County High school has coordinated with the program and offers an ‘on-site’ school with a teacher, New Pathways is now able to graduate their own students. “These kids did not have one chance in ten thousand graduating without this program,” said Jones. Their day often includes individualized programs with a teacher and assistant. When school is through, they have snack, quiet time alone and then another group session.“Monday is substance abuse,Tuesday is anger management,Wednesday they go to evening church and Thursday we have a local group come in for a devotional who brings us pizza,” said Jones. Since parents turn over their rights, visitation I determined by their situation: Sometimes family members are able to visit with the child on the weekends and other times they are not. Regardless, New Pathways does their best to expose the children to social activities.“We take them to the movies, go bowling, play pool and to spiritual programs at churches nearby,” said Jones. The schedule of social events changes regularly. “Last month they went to a ballgame in St. Louis and to the Fudge Factory. We provide cultural and spiritual experiences to enrich the children as a reward to them for working with the program in a positive way,” explained Jones. Our staff find it very rewarding to be involved in the lives of our children. Since their homes were unable to meet their needs, social workers take over and attempt to fill the gaps. April2011 • 57

example of that might be the child’s view that ‘the world owes them something,’and the child is unable to express any gratitude.) Relapse prevention is also important as it relates to both unacceptable behaviors and substance abuse. Many parents experience difficult periods with their children. Jones has some advice for all parents of tweens and teens. “Arrange your home and schedule with a structure that is positive,” said Jones. “Show your child how to think positively and lead by example. Always request, demonstrate and require respect, and teach independence and selfresponsibility. New Pathways works hard to provide a rich environment for the children in their care.“Unfortunately, we often find that the children we care for have not been treated as well in their own home as they are in the program,” Jones said.“We wish the boys and girls could be in their own

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homes but their own homes have not proven to be a healthy environment in which to raise them.” Both family and individual counseling is offered weekly to help each child meet their goals. “Each child’s information is confidential,” said Jones. Children can share as much as they wish with others but no information is disclosed out of the program.“As they leave the program, the kids fill out a survey and then approximately thirty days later I meet with them. The communication usually does not stop there.They call us for years down the line and tell us what is happening in their lives. The staff members invite them to keep in touch as much as they need.” It obviously hard for the staff at New Pathways to forget the lives they were privileged to touch. Most children do well and make progress. Their self-esteem increases and they learn to respect themselves, although each does so at their own pace. Most importantly, the staff identifies each child’s strengths. Jones told me an anecdotal story to illustrate her point.“I had one boy,probably two years ago, who had just entered the program.We had a gymnastics contest going on with rewards, and that boy stepped in and won every physical feat,”said Jones. Jones had predicted that boy would win over the other athletes. “I guessed with that positive of a start, the success he experienced would give the boy a great foundation with the program and it really did.” Jones continues to hunt for each child’s strengths and if they do not have very many positive traits listed on their initial paperwork, she finds them. At New Pathways the structure teaches young people to take care of themselves, accomplish goals and feel positively about simple daily living.These positive feelings help the children to find respect and self-esteem.This program is a valuable resource for children who have often given up hope and whose families cannot provide the nurturing support and structure they need to become successful adults. For more information about New Pathways for Children please contact New Pathways for Children located at 3233 Shaw Road in Melber, KY. For more information please call (270) 674-6061. Or visit ™ June2011 • 59

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Summer Museum Visits…Virtually! by Dr. Joy Navan


arents tend to look at the summer months as a time to fit in some travel as well as educational time with the family. Visits to historic sites, museums, places of natural beauty are all popular choices. However, you are probably wondering how you can accomplish these visits with the high price of gasoline and with an economy that has you carefully choosing each dollar you spend. Not to worry! Give your kids quality time in the comfort of your own home by taking advantage of the many virtual museums that are available to you. With a computer, curiosity, and a little imagination, you and your children can have some exciting adventures! Perhaps you want to make your virtual trips special times, give them some local flavor, and show your children how exciting the sites can be by arranging a virtual outing. You could plan a morning or an afternoon for a special excursion to, say, the Louvre in Paris, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum (, or New York’s American Museum of Natural History.To accomplish this,prepare an itinerary,sharing a bit of what you will be doing and seeing during your trip. Microsoft has a website with templates for creating personal-

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ized schedules.Go to and search “Itinerary.” Next, research the food of the country or region you plan to visit that day and prepare a snack or a picnic lunch to eat. This is a great recipe site: I searched just searched “crepes” for my virtual trip to Paris and found a delicious, yet easy recipe. Pretend your deck or your backyard is a park near your destination. Finally, you may want to prepare a virtual photo journal of your trip,using PowerPoint or a similar product. You will want to spend some time investigating the following websites and planning exactly which would be the best fit for your children and their interests. Below are just a few places to visit online. There are many more, just Google it!

For the Naturalist The American Museum of Natural History ( There is a wonderful and very informative section about the human brain that contains slideshows, video clips and much more. On the homepage, click the tab, Brain. Also, visit the section ology (also linked on the homepage). This is a children’s space that allows

them to choose from several areas of interest and offers indepth information and activities. Another great source is the homepage of the Natural Park Service ( From there you can learn much about our country’s natural and historic phenomena. Click on the photos and multimedia section for movies, podcasts and live webcams.

For the Artist My favorite among the many sites available for children is the National Gallery of Art’s NGA Kids spot ( This page has links to masterpieces of art and art activities for children. Other art museum sites for children are: The Louvre (, the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( umkids.asp), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (, and the Silicon Valley Virtual Art Museum (

For the Musician Two great websites for music are the San Francisco Symphony for Kids ( and the New York Philharmonic’s Kidszone ( sites have superb interactive activities where children can learn about the orchestra and its instruments,and compose their own music as well. The National Music Museum ( is an amazing shrine to music.Begin with the ten-minute video narrated by Tom Brokaw, then check out the virtual tours section that explores the history of music through its instruments. In conclusion, there is a rich virtual world out there just waiting for you and your children to explore. Bon voyage! ™

For the Engineer An outstanding site for the child who loves all things technical is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Museum ( The Tech Museum in San Francisco has many online exhibits ( For example, in the section, The Satellite Site, children can learn about what satellites are, what they do, and they can even use their interactive tools to construct three different satellites. Other outstanding engineering sites are: the National Building Museum (, the Museum of Science Boston (, and the online activities at the Science Museum of Minnesota (

For the Social Scientist A consortium of institutions created the Digital History website ( as a place for budding historians to find access to primary sources and other excellent resources. Of particular interest are the primary sources, the virtual exhibits, and the ethnic voices links. The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s online exhibitions are exceptionally interesting ( For example, once you arrive at the online exhibitions, click on Civilizations and explore ancient treasures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, secrets of ancient Greece, and the mysteries of Egypt. For the budding anthropologist, I suggest the Pheobe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ( I had the opportunity to visit it last year and I find the online resources almost as delightful as the museum itself! Finally, at the National Women’s History Museum (, click on the online exhibits to learn about women spies in American History, women who ran for president, women’s role in World War II, and much more. June2011 • 61


Selecting A Nursing Home… Is It On Your Bucket List? by Cynthia Foster Superior Care Home Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


o you have a “bucket list”? Made popular by the Rob Reiner’s movie, The Bucket List, many seniors have a “bucket” filled with aspirations and goals they want to achieve during their golden years. Unlike the Jack Nicholson character, they do not have a terminal disease, but they still have a lot of living to do. We’re living longer, more active lifestyles. We have more options than ever before. Today, with desire, determination and thoughtful planning anything is possible. Aspirations are fulfilled and dreams are realized regardless of age. Chances are residency in a nursing home is not in your ‘bucket’. Most likely, it is a conversation that you and your adult children avoid at all costs. However, as our population ages, more and more individuals are faced with the reality of making a decision few want or more importantly, plan to make…the prospect of placing yourself or a loved one in a nursing home.

It is estimated that 43% of individuals age 65 and older will require nursing home care during their lifetime. Accidents happen. Illness strikes. Surgery is required. The unplanned and unexpected interrupts your life. Your bucket list has been turned upside down.To make bad matters worse, a physician or discharge planner walks into your hospital room and announces that you must discharge tomorrow, but need more medical care and rehabilitation for a full recovery. Suddenly you and your family are thrust into a crisis, faced with making what is often a stressful, emotional decision that you never planned to make during your lifetime. Where will you go? Are you prepared to make a decision that will best meet your needs for a fast, safe recovery and return to an active lifestyle? After all you have a full bucket list to empty.

The Nursing Facility Decision Nursing homes have traditionally provided long- term custodial care for individuals who could no longer take care of themselves in their homes due to chronic illness, physical disability or memory impairment. Today, nursing homes, also known as skilled nursing facilities, serve an increasing senior population who are living active, independent life-styles but require a short-term rehabilitation residency following hospitalization for an acute illness, accident or surgery. Skilled nursing facilities are uniquely qualified to provide specialized rehabilitation environments and services that address the complex and diverse needs of seniors. Unlike younger adults, seniors often have multiple medical conditions

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multiple medical conditions which may impact the duration and effective outcome of rehabilitation. Staffed with a team of trained professionals who specialize in senior healthcare, skilled nursing facilities have a clear and realistic understanding of the unique capabilities and needs of senior adults. They understand and treat not only the medical and physical needs of patients, but also their psycho-social needs. That can mean a faster, safer recovery and return to your active lifestyle.

Selecting a Facility Whether selecting a nursing facility for long -term care or short-term rehabilitation, it is an important decision that should not be taken lightly.Time invested in fully evaluating your options is time well spent. It may not be easy and you may be required to move fast, but the more information you have increases the likelihood that you will choose the right facility for your unique needs, a successful transition, optimal health and peace of mind. Where do you start? Here are some valuable tips to guide you in evaluating your options and making the choice that is right for you. Step 1: Define your needs, expectations and the qualities you value most in a facility. Needs and expectations of nursing facility residents are diverse. Take time to assess what factors are most important to you. Make a list and prioritize.

Step 3: Talk to valued resources. Talk to healthcare providers and trusted friends and family members who may have had a previous nursing facility experience. Knowing someone with first-hand experience can provide valuable insight. However, keep in mind that your needs may differ. One size does not necessarily fit all. Step 4: Tour potential facilities. Once you have narrowed your options,the fourth and final step is the most important and valuable in gaining a full understanding of what each facility has to offer. Set an appointment and tour the facilities under consideration. Seeing is believing. Make sure you allow enough time to discuss your needs, talk with staff and see the facility. Come to the tour focused and prepared. Make a list of questions you want to ask. And during your visit, be observant. To prepare for your tour, you can access suggested facility tour guidelines and checklists on line by visiting or Accident…Surgery…Illness…Rehabilitation…Nursing Home. Understandably these potential lifetime experiences are not on your bucket list. But there is a likelihood that life may take you on this journey. Be prepared.With education and advance planning for your healthcare needs in your bucket, you will be prepared to face the future with confidence and peace of mind for both yourself and your family. ™

Step 2: Educate yourself. We live in a high tech, digital age. You can begin your investigation on-line. Facility and independent websites can give you a snapshot of the services and quality of facilities in your area. For a quick comparison of facilities, visit nhcompare or These sites provide insight into the overall quality of each facility based upon annual health inspections, staffing and quality measures. June2011 • 63

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Senior Learning at WKCTC by Angie Hatton Paducah Parenting & Family Staff


few years ago, my grandmother, then in her seventies, announced that she was going to start investing in the stock market. She had no experience with stocks or the world of Wall Street. But, she’d dabbled in finance, working as a volunteer tax preparer for AARP and counting the weekly offering collections at her church. She told us she wanted to try something new. She bought a stack of books full of tips and analyses, and within weeks she made her first trade. Now in her eighties, my grandmother tends a small portfolio, and keeps track of the Dow and NASDAQ numbers on her preferred cable channel. My grandmother is like many seniors who aren’t content to sit around in a rocking chair just because they’re retired.They want to be active, and they don’t want innovations and new ideas to pass them by.

Free College Classes West Kentucky Community and Technical College understands that seniors want to learn too. The college offers a couple programs specifically targeted at senior learners. The first, Donovan Scholars, allows people over the age of 65 to take semester-long classes for free. You can choose from the entire class catalog; just provide a copy of your birth certificate, passport or driver’s license proving that you are a senior over 65. Shirley Wrinkle, a former educator, told me about some of the classes she’s taken at WKCTC. Wrinkle took a basic computing class, a Kentucky literature class, and a class on black and white photography.“In that class,” she said.“I 64 • June2011

took some negatives I had from 1953 and blew them up to 8 by 10 size.” Wrinkle continues to take an exercises class at the college.“It’s a ‘strength and conditioning’ style exercise, which is good because a lot of older people can’t do high impact cardio exercise classes,” she explained.

Senior’s Learning For Fun Wrinkle doesn’t take very many semester-long classes anymore.“I enjoy them, but I travel a lot, and I’m too busy to commit to a long class,” she said. That’s one reason she’s also involved in another of WKCTC’s offerings; Seniors Learning for Fun. Kevin O’Neill helps coordinate the program. “The group meets twelve times in a semester,” he said.“Each class is typically an hour long in an afternoon, and it’s something different each time.” Last semester, members heard from a Civil War historian, talked to the deputy county jailer, found out about changes in elder law, took lessons in digital photography, and discovered new updates in medical technology. The Seniors Learning for Fun program is offered through the Community Education branch of the college. The cost to participate in an entire semester of programs is only $25. “That’s a really great value for the variety,” O’Neill said. Wrinkle likes the classes because one’s not obligated to go to them all.“You can pick and choose which ones interest you,” she said. The Seniors Learning for Fun board tries to keep the classes fresh by offering a different line-up every year. “I sometimes have trouble keeping ahead of our seniors,” O’Neill told me. “They’re very informed people - up on the latest things.” Each semester, the group takes a trip out of town. Past excursions include a trip to the Camp Breckinridge Museum in Morganfield, Kentucky, and another to the Badgett Playhouse and Patti’s Restaurant in Grand Rivers.The outings are an added extra cost, but Wrinkle explained, “A lot of people like them because they don’t like to drive, and the trips are cheaper than the professional tour groups.”A trip may cost in the $40 range. The Seniors Learning for Fun group is open to all seniors. “We’ve never really put an exact age limit on it,” O’Neill said. “As long as you qualify for AARP, you can come.”It’s a diverse group with people from business backgrounds, science fields, and education. Some participants are retired, but a few still work. Wrinkle has been involved since the early 90s. “In the past we’ve had as many as 100,” she told me, “but now we’re down to maybe 60 active members, and not everyone comes to every program.” She said they’re eager to invite new people into the group. The next Seniors Learning for Fun session starts in August and runs through December. To find out more, call Kevin O’Neill at (270) 534-3206, or email Classes for Donovan Scholars also start in August. For more information, call the Registrar’s Office at (270) 534-3264 or go online to ™ June2011 • 65

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Heat-sensitive Illness


lmost everyone has felt ill from the heat at some point or another. We usually experience overheating and mild to moderate heat exhaustion in the summer, and some people are more susceptible. “Usually you start out perspiring which is the body’s way of trying to get rid of excess heat and then as the body is unable to perspire, that is when heat exhaustion starts setting in. The symptoms of heat-sensitive illness can run the whole spectrum.“Usually initially people will start sweating and as the sweating decreases,” explained Greg Kingston, Emergency Room Nurse Practitioner at Lourdes Hospital. “The body is unable to cool off and you become nauseated. This is usually accompanied with a mild to moderate headache, your muscles start cramping and it can progress to the point that you become unconscious,” said Kingston.

Know the symptoms Heat-sensitive illness does not discriminate,anyone can expe-

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rience these symptoms. However, in both the very young and the elderly, the risk for heat-sensitive illness is higher because their system is either not mature enough, or unable to adapt to the heat as readily.“We see quite a bit of heat-sensitive illness in people who work outside and older folks, because it does not take long for them to overheat,” Kingston said. “It usually begins when you start sweating too much and become dehydrated. Someone who is in poor health or someone with other comorbidities like diabetes, heart, lung or kidney problems will not adjust to the heat well either.” There are different levels of heat exhaustion: mild, moderate and severe. Then there is heat stroke in which people generally become unconscious.“With mild, you get dizzy, nauseous or have a mild headache; with moderate and severe, you develop vomiting, muscle aches and more severe headaches,” said Kingston. The smaller the person, the more closely you should monitor them in the warm months ahead.

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Some people do a better job at handling the heat than others. “Usually the people who are able to tolerate the heat are in good health, drink plenty of fluids and their body is used to working outside,” said Kingston. Still, anyone who is in good health can overheat and develop dehydration or heat exhaustion. Even if you drink plenty of fluids and do not engage in anything too vigorous, you can run into trouble if you are not informed. “If you are playing soccer, football or something where you are sweating a lot and are drinking a lot of water, there is a danger that the electrolytes and the salts in your system will be depleted as you 66 • June2011

sweat. They may not adequately be replaced which is why Gatorade and sports drinks are important to use,” explained Heidi Cox, Health and Safety Director at the American Red Cross.

Preventing Heat Related Illness There are some strategies for prevention. Start by carefully choosing the times you are outside. “Mid-day to afternoon or early evening are the hottest parts of the day so you want to try to avoid being out in the heat at those times,” said Kingston. If you are able, it is best to engage in outdoor activities in the evening; after the sun has gone down or early in the morning if you have the option. “Wear loose clothing and watch the heat indexes to make sure that you know when your body sees anything over 100 in a heat index, you should curtail your activity levels,” said Cox. Do not underestimate the importance of staying hydrated “It is a good idea to start drinking before you go out and drink as much fluids as possible after you come in because it helps keep your reserve built up so you do not dehydrate and overheat as easily,” said Kingston. Stay away from soda and alcohol; stick with water or other electrolyte solutions like Gatorade. Keep in mind that for intensive exercise, water is not sufficient. Kids who play sports are of particular concern.“We worry a lot of times about football players who have practices in the heat of summer and get behind on fluids,” said Dr. John Cecil, pediatrician at Redi Care. Pediatricians also fear some kids may be overdoing it.

Know how to respond if necessary “If your child shows signs of cramping or confusion, you need to take seriously the idea of cooling him off because he is getting to the heat exhaustion stage,” said Cox. Remain calm but do not assume it will run its course. “You want to use your pulse points which are the wrists, neck, under the neck, groin area and ankles and cool those off with wet towels, ice or be under a fan,” said Cox. If your child is sweating and his face is red, he should sit out and cool off for at least fifteen minutes. If your child is confused or vomiting, it would be appropriate to go to the emergency room.“We try to get an IV in as quick as possible to start rehydrating the child back up, cooling his body temperature down and we get some lab work to check on electrolytes and balance,” said Kingston. Sometimes the best prevention for kids is getting them outside in the first place. Pediatricians find that children are not going outside and getting hot and sweaty like they used to.“I am trying to encourage kids to get out more so they will not be so heat-sensitive and build up their tolerance and I tell them to only do television or video games if it is raining or dark,” said Cecil. Your child does not have to be an athlete to enjoy the outdoors.“They can read a book or ride a bike and should play in the shade,” said Cecil. When you know how to keep your family safe, you can breeze through summer. ™

Do not be afraid to take a break If you start to feel ill,find a cool resting spot and get in the air conditioning. “If you become nauseated, there is medicine for nausea but typically there is not any medication to cool you down; it just takes room temperature and your body being able to expel the excess heat,” said Kingston. If you have a headache, you can try to apply a cool washcloth to your head and drink fluids to feel better. Drinking can help alleviate muscle cramps as well. June2011 • 67

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2011 Murray Walk Around Kentucky for Epilepsy


pilepsy is not something to fear. Most people have heard of the term epilepsy but they may not fully understand what it means. Dr. Jimmy Couch, neurologist at West Kentucky Regional Epilepsy Center explained: “Epilepsy is when a person has unprovoked seizures. It is an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain that propagates and gives you symptoms clinically depending on where it is at in the brain.” There is more than one type of epilepsy as some are genetic while others develop over the lifetime. “Some are from traumatic brain injury, meningitis or encephalitis,” said Couch. The good news is that epilepsy is treatable through various treatment options.“A vagus nerve simulator can be implanted to prevent seizures,” said Couch. The NeuroPace or Responsive neurostimulation may be beneficial. Some patients undergo surgery. “If there is one particular area in the brain causing the seizure, you can sometimes take that area out and cure patients but not every patient is a candidate,” said Couch. There are also a number of medications that can be helpful and two or three new ones are expected in the next few years. The most difficult part of epilepsy is that typically patients are otherwise normal. “Once they have a seizure, they cannot drive for ninety days and it puts a burden on their livelihood and working,” said Couch. The doctor’s goal is to get the patient to be seizure-free but that is not possible for everybody. Just cutting down from five seizures a day to five a week is a big dream for some patients. A patient with cere-

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bral palsy may have twenty seizures a day while another patient with temporal lobe epilepsy may just have one a month.

What to do when you see someone having a seizure. It is important for all parents and families to understand epilepsy. A lot of people are afraid of patients who have epilepsy, but if you know what to do when somebody has a seizure, that fear is likely to go away. Most patients with epilepsy develop normally and are cognitively intact and in normal classrooms doing well. “You should not associate a negative connotation and it’s helpful to know seizure first aid,” said Couch. “If you see someone having a seizure, roll them onto their side, do not put anything in their mouth and be assured that there is usually no need to call an ambulance. You should only call 911 if the seizure lasts for

longer than five minutes. A brief, less than five minute seizure, does not do any damage,” explained Couch.

Epilepsy in Children Unfortunately, it may not always be obvious to a parent that a child is experiencing seizures.“Some spells or seizures may be brief staring episodes or what we call a behavioral arrest, unresponsiveness or generalized shaking.” If you suspect your child has epilepsy, you need to see a specialist. “If the seizures are not controlled after the first six months to a year with their primary or regular neurologist then you may need an evaluation at an epilepsy center,” advised Couch. Most of the time patients can get seizure reduction and often you can get complete seizure remission with medicines.“I encourage all seizure patients to do everything they would do normally; you cannot skydive or scuba dive but you can still do the majority of things that you set out to do in life,” said Couch.

Murray Walk around Kentucky for Epilepsy One way to show your support for those with epilepsy and to bring awareness to the subject of seizure disorders is by attending the 2011 Murray Walk around Kentucky for Epilepsy. It is taking place on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Calloway County High School’s track. Registration begins at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. “It is a family-friendly,

non-competitive walk and an opportunity for epilepsy patients, their friends and family to come together and show their support on a 5K walk,” said Heidi Couch, co-chair of the event.You can walk as an individual or on a team and will get a t-shirt to wear.“People with epilepsy will get purple t-shirts because purple is the color of epilepsy awareness and all other walkers will get a white t-shirt,” said Heidi Couch. Though it is not often talked about, epilepsy does affect people in our community. “In Kentucky and Southern Indiana there are ninety thousand people with epilepsy or seizure disorders and nationally, one in ten Americans at some point in their life will have a seizure,”said Heidi Couch. A lot of people are embarrassed by it but should not be as there are great support groups in our area. Do not lose hope as major progress has been made in treatment. “Twenty years ago we had three medicines and today I think there are sixteen. There are a lot of things we can do nowadays to make the lives of epilepsy suffers as normal as possible.” For more information about epilepsy visit or You can also contact Dr. Couch at (270) 762-1566, or go online to ™ June2011 • 69

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Planting Seeds of Safety in the Great Outdoors

by Rob Caturano, PT The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky


ike other outdoor pursuits, gardening and yard work require careful preparation to avoid discomfort or injury. Taking appropriate precautions before and during these activities will help you to safely enjoy your time outside. Here are a few tips to help ensure a positive experience.

Stay flexible. Before beginning yard work, start with a few simple arm, leg and back stretches. Do these in 30-second increments and remember not to bounce as you carefully

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expand your muscles. During yard work activities, remember to work in short spurts and change positions often. Maintaining a good posture will help you to protect your muscles and joints and will also help to reduce fatigue.

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids before and during yard work activities. Your best choices are typically water or a sports drink with endurance-building electrolytes. Avoid alcohols, colas and other caffeinated beverages, which may actually contribute to dehydration. If you experi-

ence chills, light-headedness, sudden weakness or any other signs of dehydration, stop what you are doing and take a break in the shade or inside with an appropriate beverage.

Stay safe. Always position yourself in a comfortable position that helps to minimize stress on your back, muscles and joints. When accessing low areas, such as pulling weeds, remember to bend your knees instead of bending your waist. When you are picking up heavy items, remember to always lift with your legs, not with your back. If you are in a squatting position and working at ground level, your knees should face the same direction your shoulders face at all times – no twisting. Always position your trunk and core of your body as close to your work as possible – avoid reaching. Finally, wear comfortable shoes and be sure of your footing, especially when working on ladders. If you have any doubt as to whether you can perform a gardening or yard-work task, stop, play it smart, and ask for help. Follow these simple guidelines and you will be well on your way to a productive, enjoyable spring and summer in the great outdoors. ™ June2011 • 71

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