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Norvel Greenlee of Eddyville

When Patti’s 1880s Settlement electrician Norvel Greenlee suffered a stroke, he couldn’t move his left leg or arm. Within a couple of hours, the paralysis was reversed with a clot-busting drug at Western Baptist’s certified stroke center. Within a week, he was back at work, hanging Christmas lights at the Grand Rivers tourist attraction. “I didn’t want to be paralyzed. I praise God every minute!” he said.

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Joseph Ashburn, M.D.

Western Baptist’s dedicated medical team, including hospitalist Ben Thompson, M.D., and stroke center director Joseph Ashburn, M.D., believes in miracles like Norvel’s because they see them every day.


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very happy Mother’s Day to all our readers, whether you are mothers, step-mothers, adoptive moms, foster moms, or filling the role of a mother in someone’s life. We are grateful for your love, wisdom and the time you have given to raise us. Thank you. I am especially grateful for my mum’s; Audrey and Pam and my mom-in-law, Jean. They are always loving, caring and supportive, and that’s been a great help during the past couple of years. Mother’s Day is an opportunity for me to sit down and reflect on my own experiences of motherhood. I recently visited my son, daughter and grandson who live in San Francisco. It’s good to see them happy, and doing well. Their lives are not always fulfilled or without concerns, but they have the skills to manage difficulties and I take some credit for that. They are productive and successful adults, and my daughter is a good mother…I believe that’s what most parents hope and wish for their children. When they were born I was as nervous as any new mom. I knew I could give them all my love, but could I also raise them to e adults I would like? As a child I know my mum didn’t always “like” me. I think most parents have that experience at some time or another; we love our kids but… So, I did what most of us do, I looked at my own childhood and how my mother raised me. My mother instilled her values and interests, hope and dreams, loves and

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hates into my sister and I. We are most certainly a product of her love of cooking, music, theatre, history, learning, reading and writing. Just like her we do not like uncertainty, unfairness or conflict. Not surprisingly, my children have many of those same values, interests, likes and dislikes. I am my mother’s daughter, and my daughter is a reflection of that. This Mother’s Day may be a great time to look at what you are passing on to your children…because they will probably be passing those things onto theirs. :) I want to take a moment and encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming primary elections. This is your right and responsibility. It’s no good complaining about how the city and county is run if you’re not going to vote for the person you think can fix the issues you care about. Read their platforms and vote on Election Day. Thank you for reading our magazine. Please visit our advertisers and thank them for their support and be sure to check out our Facebook page for weekly contests and giveaways.

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tableofcontents features Chiropractic Works by Crystal Engler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Paducah is Going to the Dogs by: Patience Renzulli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Lowertown Arts and Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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his month features one of the region’s best kept secrets. Although regular readers of Purchase Parenting & Family magazine may recognize Dr. Leila Lindquist and her three beautiful girls, Svenja aged 10, Yolina who is 8 and Liv aged 6. Regular patients drive weekly from as far away as LaCenter, Cape, Marion, Smithland and Gilbertsville to Metropolis’ Chiropractic Works. Take a scenic ten minute drive from Kentucky Oaks Mall, across the Ohio River, passing by Historic Fort Massac and say Hello to Big John. Take a quick glance down Ferry Street,( where you might spy Hollywood Americana’s eccentric outdoor collections), right before your eye meets Harrah’s Casino and Hotel. Keep heading straight past Metropolis’ City Hall on the left, likely you spy Metropolis’ very stylish Mayor Billy thru his very big and clean office windows - is he wearing pink or purple today? Drive right, around the court house with the sign: “Truth and Justice the American Way” and there is Superman in all his thirty foot glory. Just a few blocks from Superman, on Market Street, you will find a very ‘super hero yellow’ building called Metropolis Photo by: Kevin Choate

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Athletic Club and Spa. This Building is the home for two businesses, Thor’s Gym and Chiropractic Works. Thor’s Gym is owned and managed by Lars Lindquist who opened it eight years ago. Chiropractic Works is the practice of Dr. Leila Lindquist, Lars’ wife and she has been treating patients since 2000.

The treatment approach is diverse. Believing there isn’t a specific miracle treatment the practice offers a one stop shop approach where Dr Lindquist and her staff treat patients from a variety of angles at each visit. Your visit may include massage and manual therapies, Chiropractic care, rehabilitation and nutritional counseling.

“Super friendly, family oriented!” Chiropractic Works is not your typical doctor’s office. In fact it may remind you more of a day spa retreat than a medical clinic. “It is a super family friendly, drug free and non-invasive alternative healthcare facility,” Dr Leila explained. “It is one of the top equipped chiropractic offices in the country, offering a huge variety of treatment options which include the Bemer3000 Therapy, Cold Laser and Infrasonic Ultrasound for healing, and Foot bath and Infrared Sauna for cleansing.”

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Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine has been quoted to say: “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food”. And Thomas Eddison said: “The Doctor of the Future will give No Medicine but will interest his Patients in the Care of the Human Frame.” Dr. Leila uses testing for nutritional deficiencies and genetic testing to reveal food sensitivities and believes every child should get tested. “I think most babies are born healthy, but depending of the specific needs of their genetThe Check-in is fully ics and biochemistry automated resulting in they will need specific very minimal paperwork foods or nutrients to for patients. The staff thrive,” she explained. delivers exceptional pat“Instead of medicating ient care and you can a baby who has colic, I expect to be treated like believe we now have a member of a royal famthe testing available to ily! There is a hospitality find the root cause of table with fresh fruits the problem. This can and refreshments and be done through a the occasional Swiss noninvasive and simple chocolate. (Dr Leila is Hair Tissue Mineral Swiss and has to have her 1 Corinthians 3:16 Analysis or a Cotton Swiss chocolate to delivSwab Genetic test. er Swiss precision work.) There is a variety of non Chiropractic Works speinvasive and inexpensive lab tests cializes in treatments that are holistic that can find sensitivities to corn, eggs, milk, gluten, tuna or and alternatives to traditional medicines. walnuts just to name a few allergens. Eliminating these This chiropractic office is one of the most kid and family allergens from the diet, can restore health naturally and profriendly ones you will find anywhere. Dr. Leila, as she likes to long the life and vitality of an individual.” Knowledge is be called, treats patients from three days old to a hundred power and Dr Lindquist says it is amazing how many health and three years of age. Some babies are happy to be problems can be avoided by eating a diet tailored for your patients while still in utero. Kids have not only their own sec- body’s biochemistry. tion of the waiting room, but in the back of the office there is gymnastics equipment and tumbling mats for their enter- Gluten sensitivity and Celiac Awareness tainment while Mom or Dad is getting a Massage, Footbath At Chiropractic Works, Dr. Leila does not believe in waiting or Decompression Session. Many of the kids are proud to be until your health has declined to disease and then medicatpatients and get a kick out of signing in with their own ing for symptomatic relief. She feels this is the wrong “credit card” at the fully automated sign in kiosk. “As soon as approach. If you suffer from ‘brain fog’, memory loss, joint the therapists know they are here, they will be escorted to a pains, headaches, numbness, acid reflux, bloating, pain, therapy, exam or consultation room,” Dr. Leila told me. “Kids anxiety and/or depression you should be aware that pharknow, this place is fun and there will be no shots, needles or maceuticals can offer relief but probably won’t fix these yucky medicines given here. For instance, it’s a great feeling problems. There is often a hidden cause to your symptoms to have their earaches melted away with Ear Candling and and the team at Chiropractic Works can help you find the answer. Chiropractic care.”

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Chiropractic Works is a regional center for Gluten sensitivity and Celiac Awareness. Gluten is one of the largest proteins in our diet and is found in wheat, rye and barley. Lots of people lack enzymes in their digestive tract to digest gluten and the gluten can cause havoc in the body’s system. Some of the symptoms include chronic inflammation in the gut, joints and nervous system including the brain. Gluten causes malabsorption of fats and hence of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamins A, D, E and K. Supplementing these vitamins if you are gluten intolerant will not help you until you start eating a gluten free diet. People suffering from any type of autoimmune disorders and/or arthritic conditions, mental problems like bipolar disease and depression, unexplainable pains and headaches and fibromyalgia ought to be looking into food as the possible culprit.

Dr. Leila believes that her patients should eat according to their genetic make-up. Every Patient’s biochemistry is different. Some people are by their heritage predisposed to lack certain enzymes to digest specific foods. Let Chiropractic Works help you uncover which foods you should be avoiding. Chiropractic care will help your body adjust to those changes in life and give you much faster response. Chiropractic Works accepts all insurance except Medicaid and they offer a time of service cash discount plan for noninsured, or under insured patients, which starts at $39.00 for the whole family per year. The office is located at 723 Market Street in Metropolis and the phone number is (618)5248300. The office is open Mondays thru Thursdays. The office is centered on 1 Corinthians 3:16: The Body is the Temple of v the Holy Spirit. Isn’t it time to clean house? Photo by: Kevin Choate

Chiropractic Works Staff: Dr. Leila Lindquist, Brandi Robinson the Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Consultant, Therapist Tasha Neill and Therapist Ashleigh Parr. Not pictured are Personal Trainers Alec Wines and David Waddell.

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he Paducah Kennel Club (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 annual All Breed Dog Show, (held in June,) and Agility Trials which take place each June and October. They also organize the 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. Club meetings are the second Tuesday of every month (excluding June, when the meeting is the Thursday prior to the Dog Show) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annually for an individual, $45 for a family, and $5 for Junior Membership. All Breed Dog Shows On June 9 & 10 the Paducah Kennel Club will host its annual All Breed Dog Shows at the club’s lovely property on Fisher Road. Dogs are judged against the written standard for the breed. 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. Paducah Bank is the sponsor of Best In Show, and they also send out their ice cream truck which hands out free ice cream to the spectators and exhibitors. There will be more than 600 dogs each day at the show that are owned and exhibited by folks who know a lot about their dog’s breed, and 12 • May2012

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who love to share that knowledge. These people come from every walk of life, and most dedicate their lives to their dogs. There will not be dogs or puppies for sale at the shows.

Dog Agility Trials The following weekend, June 15 – 17, the Paducah Kennel Club sponsors their Dog Agility Trials at the SportsPlex on Route 60, west of the Kentucky Oaks Mall. All healthy dogs can learn agility routines; from the tiniest Chihuahua to the biggest Great Dane, and you’ll see them all at this event, including the mixed breeds. Agility is the crazy, fun, fast sport you see on TV. This is where the dogs follow their handlers’ cues and run a course of jumps and tunnels, teeter-totters and weave poles, through hoops and over Aframes. The fastest time with a clean round wins, but knock down one bar and that’s all folks!

Things You Should Know • Children are welcome but must be under direct supervision of an adult. Leave the strollers home. • Always ask before patting any dog. • There will be vendors selling great dog items, and people food. • 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. Or you can ‘like’ the Paducah Kennel Club Facebook page. • 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. May2012 • 13

Here are some things you should know about the Agility Trial: • All suggested spectator rules from the dog show apply, but parking for this event is free, and there is lots of guest seating for spectators. • Please turn off the flash on your camera. (You don’t want to blind or distract a dog that’s jumping.) • 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 12PM to 2 PM). • The advanced dogs are purely amazing and you think, “My dog and I could NEVER do that!”

The SportsPlex is a perfect venue for the Agility trial. There is plenty of parking, and it is air-conditioned and out of the 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.

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• 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! For more information on the Paducah kennel Club please visit their website at v

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aducah is the place to find the Purchase area's finest arts and entertainment. This year, the Lower Town Arts and Music Festival is an event you don't want to miss. It’s got more art, more music and more family entertainment! The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival (LTAMF) will be held from May 18th – 20th. Friday’s hours are 3 pm until 10:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 10.30 pm, and on Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. The theme chosen for this year’s festival is, "Over the River and Down the Street." It’s a play on the song, "Over the River and Through the Woods,” since this year's event is designed to attract people from surrounding areas, as well as the many Paducah and McCracken County residents who flock to the festival each year. "This event promotes community and brings people together, from all over, in our little neighborhood,” said Stefanie Graves, local artist, Lower Town resident and Co-Director of the LTAMF. "Since Paducah is a river town, and is located near so many

rivers and lakes we want to encourage everyone to cross ‘over the river’ to Paducah and celebrate the culture and art of the Western Kentucky area." “People come to any festival to be engaged,” said Michael Terra, local artist and Owner of Terra Cottage and also Co-Director of the LTAMF. “Although art is the major theme we want people to come down to Lower Town for a host of reasons. Our goal when creating this event was to offer a full package of entertainment that includes art, music, theatre and food. Art is exploding in this region and we are proud of the artists that reside here. In the past few years over fifteen thousand people per year have visited the festival to see what is unique and local. Although the festival is located in Lower Town it belongs to Paducah. Paducah has so many things to be proud of that contribute to making the LTAMF a remarkable regional event.”

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public during the festival. “We have everything from jewelers to painters, woodworkers to sculptors present this year," added Terra.

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which means that all of the artists have submitted examples of their work and images that are reviewed and rated by an objective jury of people from outside of Paducah. Because the work is juried it encourages a high quality of art at the festival. “This year’s festival will showcase a wide diversity of art including ceramics, photography, lots of different 2dimensional Art, jewelry and twice as many artists as last year,� said Terra. "We plan on having 45 artists set up directly on the street,� explained Graves. Many of the galleries will be open to the

As well as lots of art and local artists, the LTAMF is known for its wide variety of local music. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is proud to partner with Lower Town Arts and Music Festival for another year to organize and coordinate the music for the three-day event. "Typically, people associate the Symphony with classical music,� said Leigh Ann Renfro, Artistic Services Manager at the PSO, “the LTAMF really shows the versatility of the PSO as an organization. We are honored to be involved with more mainstream music and this great festival.� Over 200 musicians and music groups applied to be a part of this year’s Lower Town Arts and Music Festival and the PSO formed a qualified committee to finalize this year’s line-up. It will feature 40 musicians on three different stages." The main stage is located at the heart of the festival opposite the Texaco Station, and two side stages located on Madison Street and Harrison Street. With so many acts to choose from, the PSO was able to include music that appeals to everyone's taste. "Many genres of music are represented,� Renfro said. “We have a lot of


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bands and some great solo artists as well. We’ll have jazz, blues, country, gospel, folk, and much more! All of the artists are regional, which means they come from within a 300 mile radius of Paducah to perform at the festival.” Friday night’s lineup includes local favorites Lew Jetton and 61 South, The Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey, and Tommy and the Oh's, which features an artist from the band Old Crow Medicine Show. On Saturday night, Bawn in the Mash, Solid Rockit Boosters, and the Ladybirds will headline the Main Stage. To close out the festival on Sunday afternoon will be Luk Nichols and the Other Side of Midnight. This year, our local public Radio station, WKMS, will host a live stream from the main stage of the festival on Friday night beginning at 7 pm. They will highlight three different music groups and serve as hosts during this time period. So even if you can't come down to the festival, you can check out the music.

Taste of Paducah The LTAMF also incorporates the ‘Taste of Paducah’. Local restaurants, many of them Lower Town neighbors located in

downtown Paducah, set up for the festival and provide amazing food selections to festival patrons. Once again Shlafley brewery will provide selections of their artisan beer and this year they will be joined by Glisson Winery. This local winery will bring a selection of their products for sale at the festival. “The culinary program at WKCTC is rapidly gaining a regional recognition for excellence,” said Terra. “Instructors and students from the program will set up a ‘Culinary Theater’ at the festival and the product of their demonstrations will be available to festival-goers. Each day will have its own theme and they will cook until they run out of food!

Balcony Theatre and free improv classes! In addition to artists on the street, the festival will also include the "Balcony Theatre," which takes advantage of the architecture in Lower Town. “The Living History players from St. Louis, Missouri create impromptu street theatre, where actors perform small skits throughout the festival and engage passersby in all sorts of fun. The Gypsy Trader will be back this yeargiving away free books to children after haggling with them over pocket lint,” said Graves. “This year the festival will also feature Paducah Improv,” Terra told me. “They will be doing the Balcony Theater this year and have a booth offering will do free improvisational workshops all day.” May2012 • 19

tent and chairs in the shade for moms and dads who want to sit with their children and take a break, but if it's hot, don't forget the sunscreen! All told there will be over 70 different vendors, artists and activities going on. “There will be around a dozen non-profits groups represented, local restaurants and eateries in the ‘Taste of Paducah’, live music and theatre, family friendly activities and crafts for children all day long!” said Terra. one of the most wonderful things about this festival is that it is a completely volunteer event- so as you buy your T-shirt, or listen to a song, or even banter with a street performer, think about what we, as a community, have created together!”

Kiddin' Around The festival has always been family friendly but this year the organizers have included many more activities for children and families. The Children's Street is shaping up to be a major attraction this year. During the daylight hours, there will be ongoing arts and crafts provided by local organizations and ‘chalk drawing’ right on the street! The National Quilt Museum will bring quilt blocks for coloring and will help children make friendship bracelets; The Paducah Symphony Orchestra will have host a “make your own instrument” craft activity and Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine will be back with a paper bag puppet craft. Ms. Retta and Bob Dog from the McCracken County public library will be there both Saturday and Sunday coming bringing puppets and story time onto the street. Local Science Educator, Jason Lindsey from Hooked on Science, will perform a show on Saturday and there will also be some live exotic animals courtesy of Animal Tales. This year, Children's Street is centrally located in a very kidfriendly spot. It's near the police command center, as well as the hand washing station and bathrooms! There will be a

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“We hope you’ll come down in the morning with your family to view the art, and enjoy the street performers; stay for lunch and then participate in the free arts and crafts activities. Come back again in the evening for dinner and the live musical entertainment.” Even if your pocketbook is thin, the Lower Town Arts and Music Festival will offer art for every budget. “The festival itself is free, and there is such a wide range of art for sale that should appeal to all price sensitivities,” noted Graves. For learn more information about the festival go to www.Lower You’ll find the musical line-up, children’s activities and a list of the artists who will be present this year! Remember, it’s ‘Over the River and Down the Street’ - to the 2012 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival! v



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by Carissa Smith

Paducah Independent

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Pains of an Auto Accident by Dr. Heath Schipp Active Care Chiropractic


ave you ever been involved in an auto accident? With over 12 million motor vehicle accidents occurring annually in the United States, chances are sooner or later you will be involved in an auto accident. Many injuries can occur from these accidents but two of the most common symptoms are whiplash and back pain. Whiplash Neck pain that occurs after an accident is commonly referred to as “whiplash”. Whiplash occurs because of the sudden vigorous movements of the head forward, backwards, and side to side during an accident. These movements cause tearing in the muscles and ligaments of the head and neck. After tearing, the muscles go into spasm in an effort to splint and support the head, thus limiting excessive movement. The neck pain typically starts

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between a few hours and many days later. The pain can be felt in the neck or it can cause radiating pain into the shoulder and hands, which is a result of a nerve getting pinched on by the bones or muscles. Almost seventy percent of those with whiplash complain of a headache. The typical headache starts in the back of the head and works forward to behind the eyes and up to the temples. These headaches, like the neck pain, are often a result of the tight muscles trying to keep the head stable. With proper chiropractic care these pains can be alleviated quickly. Back Pain Middle and low back injuries are also common because of auto accidents. During the accident the torso moves forward and the shoulder strap-locks. However, the

shoulder strap is only on one shoulder, which allows the opposite shoulder to continue forward and twist. The bending and twisting motion is what tears and injures the muscles of the back. The muscles go into spasm to protect the area from further damage and you feel back pain. The twisting and bending of the spine can also cause the vertebra to rotate and move, thus pinching nerves. Pain may radiate down the legs or into the arms and fingers. Treatment Both whiplash and back pain have a variety of treatment options. Treatments include hot and cold packs, chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation, and pain medicine (if needed). Exercises may also be used to restore the range of motion. The chiropractor will examine the whole body to determine the extent of the injuries, and then he will determine what kind of treatment is needed to alleviate the problem. Pain will usually subside within several weeks to months, with proper treatment. However, leaving such injuries un-treated has resulted in lifelong pain and headaches. Use the following tips if you have an auto accident: 1. Even a minor accident can cause injury. Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car. Seek professional care immediately. 2. If a paramedic suggests you go to the emergency room, don’t decline. You may be suffering from shock, and will be unable to properly judge the situation. Even the smallest fracture in your spine can be very serious! 3. Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash injuries may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident. The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage. 4. Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum 5. Make sure you exchange information at the scene of the accident. Obtain an accident report from the police as soon as possible. If injured in an accident you should seek help immediately by a chiropractor or another doctor, because a more serious problem could be present. Be sure to ask the chiropractor if their office treats auto accidents. In Kentucky your auto insurance should pick up the treatment bill, so v you have nothing to lose but your own health. May2012 • 23



Fourth Annual Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes


ost of us don’t think too much about what we eat unless we’re trying to lose weight. But if you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, what you eat and when you eat are everyday challenges. Diabetes occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. In essence, the pancreas stops working. The incidence of diabetes is rapidly increasing in this country. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and the statistics on childhood diabetes is alarming: of children born in 2000 for instance,

by Crystal Engler Purchase Parenting and Family Editor

one in three children will likely develop it in their lifetime. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) was founded in 1970 to promote research and find a cure for this disease. Tom and Ashley Shadoan have a son, Parker who has Type 1 Diabetes. "Our son was diagnosed five years ago,” Tom told me. Once Type 1 diabetes has been diagnosed, there are few options other than daily injections. "There are treatment options such as an islet cell transplant,’ Shadoan explained. “But then you have to be on autoimmune suppressant drugs for the rest of your life. Some people who are sensitive to insulin are good candidates for this procedure, but it's a more difficult way to live."

Living with Diabetes Shadoan spoke about some of the battles his son, and others like him, face on a daily basis. "Diabetes is very time consuming including daily finger pricks up to 10 times a day. Every carbohydrate eaten and piece of food that goes in your mouth must be noted so we’ll know how much insulin to administer. You're constantly monitoring, especially if you have a young child, because in essence, you are their 'pancreas.' You're doing the job that a pancreas would do: monitoring insulin. You're in and out of the doctor's office, and if you're on an insulin pump, there's technology issues such as dealing with the infection at the site where it's connected." Unfortunately, no matter how well you manage your insulin levels there are many complications that can arise from diabetes. They include retinal damage (blindness), kidney failure, amputation due to poor circulation, and a shorter life expectancy, to name a few. The more a person with diabetes can control their blood sugar levels, the less likely these side effects will occur. "This past year, we've seen more breakthroughs in treatment options than we have in recent years. There has been a significant amount of technology improve24 • May2012

ment, such a new ‘artificial pancreas’. This is a combination of an insulin pump and a glucose sensor, in which the two different devices work together," Shadoan explained. "The artificial pancreas will be the new personal independence from the disease and gives so much more control, which will lead to fewer complications." Clinical trials of this breakthrough device are slated to begin in the summer. Nobody really knows what causes Type 1 diabetes, but some people believe that it's a combination of environmental and genetic factors. "JDRF is funding some research trials on 8,000 children who have been identified to carry the genes for it,” Shadoan told me. They're tracking these kids in what's called the TEDDY program. It follows the children until they're 18 years old and checks every aspect of their lives in hopes of finding answers to what is causing this disease."

The Fourth Annual Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes “We got involved with the local juvenile diabetes support group and decided to form a walk to raise money for JDRF's research," Shadoan told me. This is the fourth year that the Four Rivers Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held. It will be held on June 9th at 1:00 p.m. beginning in Noble Park at the big shelter. The walk hopes to not only raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, but to generate a substantial amount of money for JDRF. "For the first three years combined, we've raised a totally of $250,000,” Shadoan said. “We average about 800 walkers, so this year, our goal is to have 1,000 people involved. The walk is very family-friendly. We have vendors there giving blood meter checks, there's light food and refreshments, inflatables, music and entertainment, and kids' activities. It's a day for the community to support these kids that are fighting for a better life. We want to show them that the community comes together in helping them find better treatment methods and hopefully a cure for this disease." To register for the walk and for more information at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation visit v May2012 • 25

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by Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation

Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery


ome of the greatest achievements in the field of orthopedic medicine have occurred in joint replacement procedures. With more and more people staying active and living longer, this type of surgery has become one of the most common operations performed. Many people who are still in the prime of their lives find that one or more of their joints, (knees and hips especially, have basically ‘worn out’ and need surgical help to relive pain and discomfort.

tor will no doubt explain that everyone heals at a different rate. Therapists and nurses can play a major role in how soon you regain full function of the joint or limb and return home.

If you are considering having this procedure or are already scheduled for one, there are probably many questions running through your mind. For most people it’s not the surgery itself that worries them, but recovery and post-surgery care. Even though the new surgical procedures make for much less pain and recovery time, there are always a lot of things to consider before you decide to have a procedure performed: How long it will take my body to heal? Is it going to be a hard and strenuous process? What kind of physical therapy will I need? What if there are complications? Will I be able to stay at home, or would it be better if I spent a week or so in rehabilitation facility?

The Basics

How long will my recovery take? After your joint replacement surgery, you will most likely be hospitalized for a few days. Many people begin recovery and physical therapy immediately and spend only a day or so in the hospital. However, the healing process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. Your doc-

&RPHRXWRI \RXUVKHOO Short-term and outpatient rehabilitation to get you going.

 544 Lone Oak Rd. Paducah, KY 42003 Joint Commission accredited

To start off, we’ll cover the basics. Joint replacement surgery is a type of orthopedic procedure in which a dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with a prosthesis, (a device that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body). After the joint surface is replaced you will need weeks of joint therapy which will help to heal the area of your body in which your prosthesis was placed, strengthen the muscles that support this area, and relieve stiffness and pain associated with the surgery. One of the key conditions that can benefit joint replacement is physical therapy. Your physician can prescribe therapy for this issue if it is found to be medically beneficial. Remember, rehabilitation can only be prescribed by your medical doctor. May2012 • 27

It makes sense that the longer your treatment sessions are and the more one-on-one time you receive, the faster you will regain functionality of the joint. Choosing the right facility to recover in is critical. Look for a facility that is wellstaffed with many full-time and part-time therapists. Focus on the quality of the working relationship between the therapy team and nursing team. Good communication between the two means better care for you.

What will my therapy consist of? Exercises you will execute after joint replacement therapy vary based upon the joint that has been replaced. For instance, if you had hip replacement surgery, your therapist would have you work on performing routines that would, over time, most effectively heal your hip. Whatever your routine consists of, you will start slowly and gradually add more movement as you heal. The goal is to regain strength and range of motion.

What will I be able to do after therapy? After rehabilitation, most people expect to be able to live the way they did before having joint replacement surgery. And, for the most part, that is a correct way of thinking. However, even after going through rehabilitation, you must always stay on the cautious side, putting safety above all else. If you don’t feel like you can stand up by yourself, don’t - have somebody help you. If you feel like a cup is a little too far away to reach, ask someone to hand it to you. The main thing is not to push yourself too hard. Have someone by your side that can help you when you don’t feel up to par.

Where can I take joint replacement therapy? There are many health care facilities that offer joint replacement rehabilitation programs. Upon entry into one, a skilled team, consisting of an individual’s physician as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists, will provide a careful evaluation of each patient’s needs and create a specialized program just for you. At a modern rehab facility, therapists should utilize equipment that compliments, not replaces, one-on-one interaction between the therapist and patient.

When choosing a rehab facility, there are many factors to consider. Visit the facility, meet the rehab team and ask the therapists to tell you about their staff and the treatments they offer to make sure the center can deliver the level of care you need. Also, consider the overall environment of the facility. Finding a facility where you feel encouraged and motivated to work hard is vital to v your recovery. 28 • May2012

RICHARD ABRAHAM Paducah City Commissioner My name is Richard Abraham. That was my father’s name. I mention this because he taught me when people hear your name they form an impression of you based upon the information they know about you. He told me to be very gentle with my name so that my children may find security in it and others will experience a sense of honesty and evenhandedness when they hear it. He said I must always be mindful of what feelings my name invokes. I am seeking my fourth term as one of your city commissioners. I would greatly appreciate your vote on Tuesday, May 22nd. I trust that when you see my name on your ballot you will remember my ‘common sense’ approach to our city government. These days are indeed challenging economically. We must run our government as we run our own house holds, being very careful of every dollar spent.

Please vote for me on May 22nd. Number 16 on the ballot First elected as a city commissioner in 2000 • High school All American- Football Former Director of Vision Inner-City Paducah (VIP Street Ministry) Recipient of Fraternal Order of Police Citizen of the Year Award • Recipient of Mayor’s Award of Merit Recipient of Champion’s for Children Award presented by First Lady Judy Patton Completed Mid-Continent University 18 month advantage program on management Certified Personal Trainer NESTA • Certified Life Coach NESTA • Master Motivator May2012 • 29

Sheep Shearing Program. The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes.

eventscalendar 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.

May TUESDAY 1 Growing Pumpkins and Gourds program. McCracken County Extension Office. 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah. 270-554-9520

Baby Blast. Jackson Purchase Medical Center, Mayfield. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Vendor booths, giveaways and samples for those with a new baby or one on the way! Bring siblings for fun with special guests Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh and Blues Clues. There will be puppet shows, cartoons and facepainting all day. Register to win a $100 chamber gift certificate. For more info call 270-251-4580. Watering Africa Yard Sale. Friendship Baptist Church, 146 S. Friendship Road, Paducah. 7:30 am. Community yard sale with 100% of proceeds donated to the Paducah Hillside School in Morogoro, Tanzania. Top Gun Cruise Show. JC Penney Parking Lot, Kentucky Oaks Mall. 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Show off your ride! This show welcomes all cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Come join the biggest cruise in Western Kentucky. For more information call 270-444-0440.

Storytime: The Tortoise and The Jackrabbitt. McCracken County Library. 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Everything Home Expo. Center Court, Kentucky Oaks Mall. Shop early for Mother’s Day and come see what Mom really wants this year. From simple paint projects to major renovation, this expo is loaded with Mother’s Day gift ideas, even home based businesses, jewelry, and kid’s entertainment.



Off The Shelf Discussion of “The Wench” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez with Andrew Halford. McCracken County Library.

THURSDAY 3 FRIDAY 4 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012. Maiden Alley Cinema. Comedy Sportz Improv . Market House Theatre. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. National Champion Comedy Sportz team features competitive improvisation with a sporting twist.

SATURDAY 5 March of Dimes Walk 2012. Noble Park. 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012. Maiden Alley Cinema.

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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012 at Maiden Alley Cinema.

MONDAY 7 TUESDAY 8 WEDNESDAY 9 McDonald’s NAIA Youth Baseball Clinic. Brooks Stadium. 4:30 pm. FREE. 270898-7301.

THURSDAY 10 Learn to Sew: PJ Pants – Basic Sewing Class. English’s Sew & Vac. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. 270-898-7301. McDonald’s NAIA National Championship Opening Rounds. Brooks Stadium. 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Qualifying collegiate baseball teams compete. $5 Adults, Children 12 and under FREE.


McDonald’s NAIA National Championship Opening Rounds. Brooks Stadium. 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Qualifying collegiate baseball teams compete. $5 Adults, Children 12 and under FREE. 6th Annual Evening of Performance. Luther F. Carson Center. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Free event featuring music, dance ,oratory, skits and other performance while providing the Paducah Human Rights Commission the opportunity to educate the public on their services. Sports Collector’s Show. Kentucky Oaks Mall. This show is during regular mall hours. Vendors will have sports cards and memorabilia.


McDonald’s NAIA National Championship Opening Rounds. Brooks Stadium. 1:oo pm and 5:00 pm. Qualifying collegiate baseball teams compete. $5 Adults, Children 12 and under FREE. Paducah Symphony Chorus Spring Concert. First Christian Church. 415 Audubon Drive, Paducah. 4:00 pm. The Symphony Sing-Off. Harrah’s Metropolis Event Center. Metropolis, IL. 6:00 pm. A gala event featuring and elegant seated dinner and regional acapella talent as well as celebrity guest performers. Birding Bonanza Program. Woodlands Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. Sports Collector’s Show. Kentucky Oaks Mall. This show is during regular mall hours. Vendors will have sports cards and memorabilia. Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom Half Marathon. 6:30 am – 10:00 am. Brisket on Broadway Competition. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sports Collector’s Show. Kentucky Oaks Mall. This show is during regular mall hours. Vendors will have sports cards and memorabilia.


Faith in Film presents HUGO. Maiden Alley Cinema.


Science on Screen presents the Karate Kid. Maiden Alley Cinema.


Glen Campbell concert at the Carson Center. 7:30 pm. $30.00 - $139. or call the box office at 270-450-4444. Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. 7th and Madison Streets, Paducah. 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Movies in the Park, Yogi Bear. Noble Park. 8:30 pm. Free. Concessions available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.


Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. 7th and Madison Streets, Paducah. 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

Camp Woodmen is fun for the whole crew. Your kids will love Woodmen of the World summer camp. They’ll see their friends and make new friends. Plus, they’ll learn about nature, develop life skills and have fun with activities, including:



Camp Dates: June 11-15, June 18-22


Call today to ďŹ nd out about Woodmen of the World membership* and how your children can experience our summer camp program. * An individual becomes a member by joining our shared commitment to family, community and country, and by purchasing a Woodmen of the World product.

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Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. 7th and Madison Streets, Paducah. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Bikes on Broadway. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Broadway from 4th To 17TH Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to bicycles.


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Give mom the pampering she deserves


An Evening Upstairs: “How Long Must We Suffer: Bereavement and Mourning in the Civil War” presented by Susan B. Hawkins, National Park Ranger, Fort Donelson Battlefield. McCracken County Library. 7:00 pm. Free. 270-442-2510 x119.



Makeover Package $39

Includes Microdermabrasion Treatment, Spa Pedicure & Slimdome Session Package Add Ons: 1 for $20 or 2 for $30 Choose from Spa Manicure or Signature Facial

• Juvederm Ultra Plus XC $399 & receive free Microderm • Botox $8 per unit & receive free Microderm • Photorejuvenation $99 & receive free Microderm • Latisse $80 • Spa Manicure $25 • Spa Pedicure $25 • Mani/Pedi Package $35 • Shellac Mani Upgrade add $10 • Slimdome $25 for 10 Sessions • Signature Facial $25

Live on Broadway opens for the season. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Come to downtown Paducah to enjoy music and other entertainment. Pickin’ Party Old Time Music Festival. The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes. Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Kentucky Oaks Mall. Starfish Orphan Ministry’s 4th annual run. The event will feature a Kid’s Fun Run, a 5K, and a 10K race. You can preregister for the run on Friday, May 25 from 3 - 7pm at the Starfish Offices on 1000 Broadway (2nd floor) in Paducah. On Saturday, the 10K/5K will start at 8 am, with the Kid’s Run to follow. Along with first, second, and third place awards, some amazing door prizes will be given out! The rest of the day will be filled with fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including face painting, carnival games, balloon sculpting, lunch concessions, and more!


Pickin’ Party Old Time Music Festival. The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes. Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Kentucky Oaks Mall.


Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Kentucky Oaks Mall.


Hairspray the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 pm. $20 Adults, $16 students 21 and under.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: Second Saturdays Gallery Walk . Visit Lowertown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday. 12PM – 8 PM. Apprenticeship for Artists. Ages 13+. Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department. 444-8508. Private Lessons and Glass Art Windows, Aire Castle Stained Glass Art Studio, 435 Salem Chapel Rd. North, Benton KY. Limit 2 Students per class, schedule is set according to student availability,. Copper Foil & Solder method or Came Method For more, 270-354-5004 or . Doodling classes conducted by Paducah artist Bill Ford at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway , Paducah. 12:30 PM – 2 PM on the following SATURDAYS: MAY 12 AND JUNE 23 . Others to be scheduled. Ages 5 and up. $25. Pre-registration required . Contact Yeiser Art Center at 270442-2453.

THROUGH MAY 5: Yeiser Art Center presents Fantastic Fibers. International competitive exhibition showcases a wide range of outstanding works related to the medium. Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. FREE.

THROUGH MAY: Just Barns & Farms Exhibit. Gallery 5, 803 Madison Street, Paducah. Features an eclectic mix of paintings and drawings in a wide array of mediums and sizes, all depicting barns and farms. • 270.444.8444

THROUGH MAY 4: 77th Annual Women’s Club Art Show. Professional, non-


professional, and student artists. City Hall Rotunda. Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 1:00 – 3:00 pm. FREE .

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Glass Artisan Guild. Meets in Murray and is open to all. For information, contact Judi Little at 270-436-5132 or visit Meets the 2ND TUE AT 6PM- Usually at the Murray Transit Center- but we also meet in members studios for special projects and demonstrations.

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 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. Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city"s important role during the Civil War. Call 1-800-PADUCAH for more. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings, Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151.

National Quilt Museum. 215 Jefferson Street. For more, call 442-8856. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are free. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance. 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

Thursday Morning Bible Study: Led by Senior Pastor,Rev. Joe Beal, This group meets most Thursday mornings at 11AM Open to all. Counseling Services: New Directions Counseling for stress, sadness, abuse; office hours by appointment, call 270-217-2753; First Step Addiction Counseling Ministry, call 270-408-1489. 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 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.

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 . $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 270575-9958. 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

Bellview Baptist Church – 554-3173 4875 Old Mayfield Road – Pastor Bro. Mike Nolen • Sunday School: 9 AM; Worship Service: 10 AM; Sunday Evening: 6 PM; Wednesday Service: 6:30 PM

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


WEDNESDAY: 5:30 Meal 6 PM AWANA (0-5th) Youth (6th-12th) Adult Bible Study

Broadway Baptist Church 2435 Broadway

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

Broadway Church of Christ - 270-443-6206 2855 Broadway Street, Paducah.

SUNDAY: Morning Worship, 9:30 AM; Bible Study, 10:45 AM Evening Worship, 6 PM MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Precious Pottery Preschool, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm TUESDAY: Clothing Give Away, 10:00 am – noon WEDNESDAY: Ladies Bible Class, 10:00 am, Bible Classes 6:30 pm

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401

SUNDAY: Fellowship Time 9 AM. Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 AM. Worship 10:30 AM Youth group (grades 6-12) – 6 PM.Youth Activities, Sunday 6 PM.

SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 3RD MONDAY: Senior Adults Potluck. 12 Noon in Igert Hall. May2012 • 33

eventscalendar 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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Benton 527-8560 - 2515 S Main Street Facebook: First Christian Church Disciples of Christ Benton Youtube: SUNDAY: Church school 9:45 AM, Worship: 10:45 AM • WEDNESDAY: Youth night 5:30-7 PM • MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Men's exercise group: 9-10 AM

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Paducah, Ky 270-443-8251 • 415 Audobon Drive Paducah, KY

Christ Chapel E.M.C.

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30

Community Fellowship Baptist Church - 270-856-4463

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545

Pastor Dr. Tom Hiter. Traditional Anglican--1928 BCP. SUNDAYS 8:30 AM, "The Lighthouse" floating Chapel on Kentucky Lake (moored at Southern Komfort Marina). WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM, Hiter Chapel in Fairdealing. Call for directions 270-354-9132. Off of Hwy 45 in Hickory, Ky SUNDAY at 9:45 AM for Sunday School • Worship 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY Night Service 6:30 PM • Sunday Night Small Groups 6:00 PM

Concord 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 (call to make reservations); B.L.A.S.T. for Kids,Youth Meeting & Adult Bible Study 6 PM THURSDAY- Men's Prayer Breakfast – 8 AM The Prayer Room is open to the public Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM • Plus Homemakers, Scouts, Blood Drives and other Occasional Events. Child care is Provided in the Nursery during Sunday Morning Services

Concord West Church of Christ-270-744-8440

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

First Baptist Church, Paducah - 442-2728

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.

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AM, Bell Choir Practice 9:30 AM, Traditional Worship 10:45 AM, Childrens’ Church 3-6 year olds 10:45 AM, Kids GroupPreschool through 5th Grade 4:00 PM, Contemporary Worship 5:30 PM, Youth Groups 6th through 12th Grades 6:30 PM.

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 Special events for May: MAY 5 - Repair Fair: volunteers restoring neighborhood homes, MAY 13– Mother’s Day Service with speaker Professor Andrew Halford,, MAY 19 - 10th Annual Community Fair from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Buddy Green concert 7:00 pm , MAY 20 Buddy Green live in worship service at 10:45 am, MAY 27 – Confirmation Sunday. Jail Ministry at McCracken county Jail during the ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY. For more information on volunterring please call 270-443-1724.

Four Rivers Covenant Church – 270-444-6598 or 1-866733-7245

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272

Paducah Campus: 1200 Broadway • Lakes Campus: 109 Main Street, Calvert City SUNDAY: Worship- 9:30 & 11:00AM

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

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

SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9

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)

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949

Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 443-3689

Grace Bible Church - 554-0808

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

SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM SUNDAY: Celebration Service, 9:45 AM - Potluck following Sunday services. WEDNESDAY: Service, 6:30 PM

Harmony Baptist Church – 270-488-3115

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

Heartland Worship Center - 534-1400

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

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

Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 618-564-2616

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; Middle/High School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM. The Landing: FRIDAYS at

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,

6:45 PM. a year-long program that helps teenagers struggling with hurts, hangups and habits travel the path to freedom, healing and wholeness. FREE. Dinner served at 6:15 PM for $3.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 554-0518

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 554-3572

SUNDAY: Sunday school, 9 AM; Worship, 10 AM & 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, 6:30 PM.

SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM, Worship-10:45 AM, Youth and Evening Worship6 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.

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 May2012 • 35

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

New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 443-8866

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.

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

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY

New Harvest Church of God

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

For Youth Information: The River Youth Ministries. Contact Melanie Rogers, (270) 978-1761 or email:

Youth Bible Study 6 PM

SUNDAY: Morning Worship and Children's Church (Age 11 & under), 10:30 AM; Evening Camp Meeting, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 7PM

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, Kids Worship Time (ages 3 to K); 5:45 PM – Awana For Kids (ages 2 to 6th grade); 6:00 PM – Evening Worship; WEDNESDAY: 6:30 PM – Bible Studies for ages 2 through Adult

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:

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.

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

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

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

Spring Bayou Baptist Church- Kevil- 462-3014 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 Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY 270-362-2171, • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 8 AM

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678 SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM

Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6


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 Classes

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

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


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.

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

Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516 SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30AM;Worship 10:30AM;Youth BLAST & The Hub, 46PM (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), 57PM;Wired Wednesdays (6th-12th 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 Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship 10:45 AM, Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.

United Church of Paducah – 442-3722. 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, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 10:45 AM; Evening Worship, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal 5:30 PM - Reservations required. Call church office by noon Tuesday. Children/Youth Bible Study and Adult Prayer Service: 6:30 PM

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919

Rev. Sharon Murray SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship, 10:15 AM Free childcare available; Women's Circle Bible Study, 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 6:30 PM. May2012 • 37

Harmony Road Music School

2226 Broadway, Suite 2 270.444.3669 Amy Allen, Owner/Instructor

Now taking enrollment! Toddler Tunes (ages 18 months to 3 years) Hello Music (ages 3 and 4) Music and Movement Day Camp (ages 6 to 11) July 6 OR July 20 (ages 4 to 6), 9:30-11:30a Songs of the Sea - June 18-22 Jungle Beat - June 25-29 My Many Colored Days - July 9-13 My Trip to the Mountains - July 23-27 (1st - 5th grades), 1:00-4:00p Songs of the Sea - June 18-20 My Trip to the Mountains - June 25-27

Harmony Road (ages 5 and 6) Young Musician (ages 6 and 7) Keyboard Prep (ages 8 to 11)


On-Going Community Events & Notices: MAY 1 – 13: Register to win a Mother’s Day Gift Basket from Kentucky Oaks Mall Merchants. This basket has an over $100 value. Sign up at the Customer Service Center. The Pasta House Co Celebrity Guest Bartender’s wine tasting fundraiser for St Nicholas Family Free Clinic, EVERY THURSDAY from 5:00-9:00 PM. Located in Jordan's Crossing, next to Cinemark Theatre, 575-1997. MAY 3: Dita Gardner from 93.3 W KY Star and Jessica Matthews from Dept of Juvenile Justice. MAY 10: Adam Shull from The Paducah Sun MAY 17 "Dr" Bob Tumbarello, Property Manager of Olmstead Dam Project The Pasta House Co has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:00-8:00 PM. Located in Jordan's Crossing, next to Cinemark Theatre, 575-1997 MAY 4 Aubryn Melody Stevens: Singing Pop Rock and Country MAY 11 John Tate: Singing Pop Rock and Country Rock MAY 18 Reggie Lafaye: Saxaphone Jazz, Blues and Show Tunes MAY 25 Danny Jones: Singing Pop Rock, Country and Easy Listening 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

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

MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit 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 270-3311750 or email FREE GED Classes.WKCTC, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at KY Oaks Mall. To register, call 270-534-3451. Fridays through June 20: Take a FREE official practice test at the Anderson Technical Building. Tests start at 8:30 AM. You can also take the GED FREE. Call to schedule a time. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 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. Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223. 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

TUESDAYS: WKCTC Community Chorus. Clemens Fine Arts Building, Room 109 on the campus. 7 - 9 PM. Participation is FREE and anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Contact Norman Wurgler at 270-534-3219. or by email at WEDNESDAYS: Knitting, Crochet, and More.Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 2 crew with your latest knitting, crocheting or other project. 444-0044.

PM. Join the

WEDNESDAYS: One on One at One - Computers with Brian Medlin at McCracken County Library. 1:00 pm.

St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at or call 575-3247.

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

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

THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

THURSDAYS: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-9679601 or 1-618-695-2654. 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 SATURDAYS,THROUGH OCTOBER. Cruise-In. Bob’s Drive IN, 2429 Bridge Street, Paducah. Call Neil Ward for information 270-443-6493.

Public Library. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM Spring Hill Singles Ministry - Offering adult singles bible study at Ledbetter UMC. Join us for fun fellowship while learning about real issues that singles face. Childcare provided, and single parents are welcome. Our singles Bible study will start Thursday, 1-5-2012. For the most updated information, like us on Facebook as Spring Hill Ministries Paducah. You can also email THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844.

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

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.

SECOND MONDAYS: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575.

PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 442-3186.

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will

FIRST 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.

THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 - 9 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.

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 11:30 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact TUESDAYs: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 am and 1 pm. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 6 – 7 PM. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage and how to overcome them. FREE. Contact 575-3823. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 270-408-9292.


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. MONDAYS: Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing. Paducah Dance Academy. 6 PM. WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Workforce Computer Classes. . McCracken County Public Library Teen Tech Lab. Wednesdays 1 PM.. “1 on 1 at 1” Basic Computing Class. Fridays 3 PM, Job Search and Resume. For more, call 270-442-2510. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Workforce Computer Classes. McCracken County Public Library Teen Tech Lab. 1 PM. Monday is "Basic Computing,” Wednesday is “Building a Resume,” Friday is “Searching for a Job Online.” For more, call 270-442-2510. TUESDAYS: Two for One Studio Fee.The Clay Chameleon, 4793 Village Square Drive. 10 AM - 7 PM For more, call 270-442-1112. Come paint with a friend.

TUESDAYS: Science Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road. For more information, visit May2012 • 39

eventscalendar 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.

SATURDAYS: Family Movie Entertainment. Traders Mall, theatre. 2 PM matinee,

Camps, Classes & Education

Paducah Parks Services offers classes for children, teens, and adults. Classes include art lessons, martial arts, soccer, and dance. For details, call 270-444-8508 or visit FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH THROUGH MAY 2: Clutterbugs. McCracken County Extension Office, 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah. Join this fun group focused on getting control of clutter in our lives. Meets once a month to learn simple techniques to better manage our lives. Call 270-554-9520 to join.

FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Alzehimer’s Support Group. Paducah Care & Rehabilitation Center, 501 N. 3rd Street in Paducah. 4:30 PM. Call Felicia Williams or Katina Wilson at 270-444-9661 for additional information.

Kids & Their Families: School Notes:

Doodling classes conducted by Paducah artist Bill Ford at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway , Paducah. 12:30 PM – 2 PM on the following SATURDAYS: MAY 12 AND JUNE 23. Others to be scheduled. Ages 5 and up. $25. Pre-registration required . Contact Yeiser Art Center at 270-442-2453. arn to control their weight. Call 270-554-9520 to sign up.

FRIDAY MORNINGS MONTHLY: Toddler Time (for 2 and 3 year olds) is an

FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support

7 PM evening show. Concessions available, games before the show. For more, call Michael Vancura at 270-994-3686.

opportunity for Graves County children to begin to become familiar with school so that when the time comes, the transition is very natural. Children are able to explore, play with new toys and meet other children. We include in our sessions times of singing, playing, arts, crafts, coloring, and snack time. While the toddlers are having fun mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are learning creative ways to actively engage with their children. For more information, contact Jennifer Morris, 270-328-4868. The McCracken County Preschool Head Start office is now accepting appointments to register for the 2012-12 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1, 2012 and they must be income eligible or exhibit a developmental delay. Children also must reside in the McCracken County School District. Please call the McCracken County Head Start office at 270-538-4041 to mak an appointment. Early Head Start applications will also be taken at this time. Transportation for preschool is provided by McCracken County School system. Sorry, no transportation is provided for Early Head Start.

Group, second floor conference room at Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. 11:00 am – noon. Provides informaiotn, education and support to those who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. Please call 270-251-4121 for more information.

FIRST TWO CONSECUTIVE MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Diabetes Group Sessions at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 8:00 am – 11:30 pm. Learn self care behaviors that can reduce the risk of diabetes complications. One on one sessions can also be scheduled. Registration required, call 270-251-4169. MAY 1, 8, 15 AND 22 (TUESDAYS) AND MAY 19 (SATURDAY) : Childbirth Classes at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Classes are from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Participants become familiar with changes in late pregnancy, warning signs in late preganancy, breast feeding information, labor and delivery, coping techniques and pain control options, cesarean section, hospital policies and procedures, and newborn care. Free, but registration is required at 270-251-4580.

TUESDAY MAY 29: Bariatric Support Group in Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Meeting provides open discussion among those who have had Bariatric Surgery or those interested in the surgery. For more information, call 270-251-4169.

MONDAY MAY 7: : Stroke Support Group. Meeting Room A, Baptist Heart Center Conference Room , Western Baptist Hospital. 3-4:30. This group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Contact Deb Welsh at 270-415-7697 to register. MAY 7 AND 14 (MONDAYS) AND MAY 5 (SATURDAY) Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday. Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Call 270-575-2229 to register. THURSDAY, MAY 10 Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270575-2229 for more information.

MAY 12 (SATURDAY) AND MAY 28 (MONDAY) : Breastfeeding Classes - 9 to 11 a.m., Held at the Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Phone (270) 575-2229 to register.

MAY 14 (MONDAY) AND MAY 16 (WEDNESDAY).. Diabetes Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question ro concerns about diabetes. Call 270-575-2918 for more information.

MONDAY MAY 21. Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Bilding 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

THURSDAY MAY 31: Girl Talk, Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free class to help preadolescent girls learn about their changing bodies and help them feel more self confident and assured about becoming women. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

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JUNE 12 – JULY 17 (MORNINGS OR EVENINGS): Toddler Tunes for ages 18 mos. – 3 years with parents. Classes run 6 weeks, 30 minutes weekly. Harmony Road Music School 270-444-3669 or JUNE 12 – JULY 3 (MORNINGS OR EVENINGS): Hello Music classes for ages 3 and 4 with parents. Classes run 4 weeks, 45 minutes weekly. Harmony Road Music School 270-444-3669 or

Camp Kum-Ba-Ya at Benton KY JUNE 4 TO JULY 13. Call 270 -821-1332 • Camp Invention at Concord Elementary • JUNE 11 - 15, 2012. Call 800-9684332 “Broadway Workshop” at the Carson Center- JUNE 4-8, 2012. “Hansel and Gretel” Summer Theater Experience- JUNE 25-30, 2012 . The Carson Center. 270.443.9932 x250.

BEGINNING JUNE 4: GROUP PIANO CLASSES FOR AGES 5 through 11: Harmony Road, Young Musician, and Keyboard Prep classes for beginning pianists in 3 age groupings. Harmony Road Music School 270- 444-3669 or

Camp Manitowa co-ed overnight camp only 75 miles from Paducah. Contact camp director Dan Grabel. 314.348.6412 or


Girl Scout Camp of Kentucky - Bear Creek Aquatic Camp - JULY 5 - JULY 8. Benton, KY 42025 270-354-6557.

Sessions. Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 8 AM – 11:30 required. FREE. Call 270-251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC.



SECOND THURSDAYS (EXCEPT IN JUNE, WHICH WILL BE JUNE 4) Infant Care Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital. Baby basics to assist parents with their first few weeks with baby. Call 270-444-2443.

THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Kidney Optios Education Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 2 PM – 4 PM. Call 270-443-0217.

SELECT TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Your Guide to Joint Replacement classes. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. Thursday Classes are 1 – 3 PM. Tuesday Classes are 4 – 6 PM. Call for exact dates and to register. 270-444-2915. SECOND TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Breast Cancer Support Group. Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Suite 403. 6 PM. Call 270-442-1310.

SECOND THURSDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Hopeful Hearts Breast Cancer Support Group. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital, Womens Center Suite 210. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Call 270-538-5700. EVERY TUESDAY: Ashes Smoking Cessation Classes. Classroom 4, Lourdes Hospital. 5 PM. Call 270-444-2808.

FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Sibling Class. Rosenthal Room –

Harmony Road Summer Camps for various ages: Songs of the Sea JUNE 18-22, Jungle Beat JUNE 25-29, My Trip to the Mountains JUNE 25-27, Music and Movement JULY 6 OR JULY 20, My Many Colored Days JULY 9-13, My Trip to The Mountains JULY 23-27. 270-444-3669 or Hooked On Science JULY 9TH – 13TH – Super Hero Science WKCTC JULY 16TH – 20TH – Junior Meteorology WKCTC JULY 23RD – 27TH – Junior Scientist WKCTC • Phone: 573-270-7539 HORSES, INC Boots, Bridles & Buddies Camp. JULY 9, 10, 11 at Carson Park. 270-437-3881. Market House Theatre Camps : Disney musical theatre camp (grades 3-8) meets weekdays on JUNE 11-22. Musical mania theatre camp (grades k-5): weekdays JULY 16-27. Contact Market House Theatre at (270) 444-6828 or . Metropolis Public Library presents "Dream Big - Read!" Summer Reading Program. Thursdays at 6:00pm from JUNE 14 THROUGH JULY 12. McCracken County 4-H Camp will be JULY 2 – 5, 2012 at the Western Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs. 270-554-9520 or

2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavision Lourdes. Prepares big brothers and big sisters under 5 for the new arrival. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2640 or 270-444-2243.

3 CONSECUTIVE MONDAYS IN EACH MONTH: Three week Childbirth Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes. 6:00 PM – 8:00 270-444-2243.

PM, call for exact dates.

SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Breastfeeding Class. Rosenthal Room – 2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243. 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

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

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.

Summer Camps

Ampa Summer Camps. JUNE 11-29 AND JULY 9-20. Ampa Musical Theatre classes, Zumba. For more information email Tressa at,, May2012 • 41


eventscalendar Teen Conference will be JUNE 11 – 14, 2012 at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Contact one of the 4-H Agents at the McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office at 270-554-9520 or

The New Spot, 727 E. 12th Street, Metropolis, IL. 5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 10:15 am Saturday. 618-638-4180 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY -Toning with Tishaunda. The New Spot, 727 E. 12th Street, Metropolis, IL. 6:30 pm. 618-638-4180.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY – Bikini Boot Camp with Tishaunda. The New Spot, 727 E. 12th Street, Metropolis, IL. 6:30 pm Thursday, 6:00 pm Friday, 12:00 pm Saturday. 618-638-4180

The National Quilt Museum 2012 Quilt Camp: Beginner, JUNE 19 – 22 • Intermediate & Advanced – JUNE 25 – 28. Contact Becky Glasby @ 270-4428856,

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY – Zumba With Tishaunda. The New Spot, 727 E. 12th Street. Metropolis, IL. 5:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 10:15 am Saturday.

Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp JUNE 11 - JULY 20. 270.443.9124 or

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

Paducah Parks and Rec Playground Activity Camp. JUNE 11 – JULY 27, 9 am – 4 pm. Kidz Klub: Day JUNE 4 – JULY 27, 8 am – 5 pm . More detailed information available online at Paducah Regional Sportsplex: Camp at the Plex in 2012. 270 - 554-7539. YMCA of Mayfield and Graves County Day Camp. MAY 21 THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 27/Contact Pamela Hamilton at 270.247.0049 or register online at

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: SUNDAY: Holding and Relaxation. 3 PM – 4:30 PM. Elite Yoga, 106 Broadway, Paducah. 270-331-0366. MONDAY: Vinyasa Yoga. 6:30 AM. Yoga Blast. 8:15 AM. Elite Yoga, 106 Broadway, Paducah. 270-331-0366.

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: Clogging Class. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 6 PM. $5 per session. For more, call 270-444-8508. MONDAY -THURSDAY: Multiple Class in Yoga and Pilates covering stretching, strength training, toning, and more . Call 444-8508 for more.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 7:00 pm. Western Kentucky Adult Volleyball Club has competitive games weekly. Play is co-ed on a men’s net and divided into A, B, C divisions as participation allows. Games/meetings focused on improving individual skills and team play. For more email

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

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 6:15 PM. 270-554-8224. 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 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: Jazzercise Classes. 33420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For more, call 270-210-1044. 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, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Tiger Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 9). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 - 5:50 PM. For more, email or call 270-554-4885. MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 -6:50 PM. For more, email or call 270-554-4885.

TUESDAYS: Family Night. Kingway Skateland. 6:30-9PM. $4 each. Skates: Quad, $1, Speed/Inline $3. TUESDAY: Elite Power Yoga. 8 AM. Elite Yoga, 106 Broadway, Paducah. 270-331-0366 TUESDAYS: Hatha Yoga. Paducah Yoga Center. 5:30 PM. Pay what you can, donation based class for all levels, including beginners.

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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 3420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For morem call 270-210-1044.

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.,

WEDNESDAYS: Oriental Belly Dancing Classes. Paducah Parks Department.

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



8 classes for $40. Call 270-444-858 for more details.

THURSDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 pm – 6 pm. For more, email or call 270-554-4885.

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.

THURSDAYS: Drop in Doubles Clinic. Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center. 6:30 PM. Members $15, Non-members $19.


THURSDAY: Yoga Blast. 8:15 AM. Elite Yoga, 106 Broadway, Paducah. 270331-0366.

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 www.hwangsTraining. 6 PM. Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667. FRIDAYS: Advanced Computer Virtualization Course. Emerging Technology Center. WKCTC. 9 AM – 5 PM. Hands on Vmware authorized course based on Vmware ESXi 4.1 ad vCenter Server 4.1. Designed for individuals who have prior experience with computer networking and Microsoft or Linux operating systems. $1,200 per person. Call 270-534-3335 to register.

SATURDAYS: Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 9:00 AM. 270-554-8224.

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

SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 1 pm – 2 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: Pilates. True North Yoga, 4600 Buckner Lane, Paducah. 9:30 AM. Conact the instructor, Carrie at or visit The first Saturday of Each month will be donation based classes benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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

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, 554-7075. Senior Medicare Patrol – Senior Medicare Patrol: Eddie Jordan, project coordinator of the local Kentucky Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides information on your you can protect your self from Medicare errors, learn to detect potential fraud and abuse and to report errors or suspected fraud. He is available 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Senior Center, 1400 HC Mathis Drive. For more information call 270-443-8993.

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 AM. $25 per month. Call 270-443-2401 for more info.

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. 443TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE. Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579 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. v May2012 • 43

eventscalendarfamilynetwork Listings of non-profit groups providing family-oriented services

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 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).

Child Care:

Tot School. 9 AM - 2 PM, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY. Ages 3 - 5. $110/month. AUGUST 16 - MAY. Paducah Parks Bldg. 444-8508. National After School Program (NASP). Meets MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3 - 6 PM. FREE. To sign up, call Paducah Parks at 270-444-8508.

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Child Protection/ Crisis Services:

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

Children’s and Teen Groups: Boy Scout Troop 1 – Grace Episcopal Church. 559-1515. Looking for long lost Scouts! Visit 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, 270809-2539 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 270-9284368 or email

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.

Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, and fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. To find out more call 270-908-1619.

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, 270-415-3607.

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,

FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. Men’s Coffee Grief Education and Support Group. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 8 AM. Call for info 270-4153632. Bariatric Support Group. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 6 PM. Call 270-251-4169. Survivors of Suicide: support group for anyone whose life has been touched by the

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

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

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

Zack’s Hope SOS. Support Group for Survivors of Suicide. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Western Baptist Heart Center. 6 – 7:30 PM. For more, call Linda Thompson at

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 organizations. For information & to schedule Ms. Bunny. 575-3822 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-SUICIDE (800-2433), 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) For military and their families:


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 Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or 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. Drop by, call 270-415-0467, or email St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store. We are a volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing, furniture and other goods at a minimal charge to the community and in turn uses the proceeds to help those less fortunate through the Help Line. Help is offered based on need, regardless of religious affiliation or income. The Budget Store serves the public 5 days a week (Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM). VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding our services. Budget Store phone number: 270-442-9351; Help Line phone number: 270-575-1008; E-mail address:


Compassionate Friends of Western Kentucky Self-help organization for families that have had a child die. Every first Tuesday, 7 PM, at St. John Catholic Church Cafeteria, 6705 Old US Hwy 45 S. For more, contact Darla Martin at or 270-331-0883. Four Rivers Compassionate Friends – THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7 – 9 PM EXCEPT December when we join in the National Candle Lighting 2nd Sunday. 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 FREE newsletter. Grief Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. Graves County Senior Citizens Building. 11:30 AM. Free grief support group sponsored by Lourdes Hopice. Contact Todd Hawkins at 270-415-3632. May2012 • 45

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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.

sional, 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 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah. Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels.

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.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS FROM JANUARY THROUGH MAY. If you’re a mother of a preschooler, you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. There are limited spots available for childcare so please call ahead. 554-1441. They also meet one Sunday a month, 5 - 7 PM. Please call for specific dates.

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 Hearts for Babies. The group makes layettes for under-privileged and single moms in need and their new babies. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month from 10 AM – 2 PM at Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Room C 200. Come and join our fun group. We knit, crochet, quilt and sew! For more, call Nelly Sullivan at 270-554-3818 Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM, brilliant minds young and old, put their wits to the test at Etcetera coffee house Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art, 212 Broadway. Paducah Kennel Club. Meetings are the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

(EXCLUDING JUNE, WHEN THE MEETING IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE DOG SHOW) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annu-

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 Wives of Faith, Western KY Chapter – If you would like to join a Christian-based group of other military wives, this is the group for you. Come join us for lots of fun, support, and activities! All units and branches are welcome. Check out: and email if you're interested or would like more information.

Social and Professional Groups:

40/50 Group. 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. Meets at area restaurants for socializes and to plan events. Meetings this month: February 7th at Tribeca, February 21st at Jasmine.

ally 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

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:

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 profes-

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 MEETS 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY mornings for breakfast at Parker’s Drive Inn Restaurant, 2921 Lone Oak Road, 7 AM. We welcome visitors and potential members. Breakfast is open to visitors on the first Wednesday of every month. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Paducah County Club. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, 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 270-575-6624.

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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 dating among members. The goal is to encourage, with love and support, those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem, tolerance and understanding. 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. Therapeutic Riding Center currently has open enrollment for riders with special needs.Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Please visit our website for an enrollment package. 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 Center. 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. 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

Caregiver Support Group – THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. Legacy Personal Care Home, 4747 Alben Barkley Drive. 6 PM. FREE respite care is provided. For more information, please call Carrie Gottschalk Singler, 270-534-0620. Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK). support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTHat the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last 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. 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 PM. For 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 diabetic-friendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1877-554-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

Support Groups: Cancer Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7:00 PM. First Christian Church of Paducah. Call 270-443-8251 for more information.

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH: Look Good…Feel Better by American Cancer Society. Open to all women with cancer who are undergoing treament. 6 PM to 8 PM. Suite 403, Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Call ACS at 270-444-0740. THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH: Bariiatric Support Group. Marshall Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes Hospital. For those who have had or are considering Bariatric surgery. 6 PM. Call 270-415-3888. Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. May2012 • 47

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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 Chaney Lasher. MEETINGS: 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 6:30PM. Lourdes Women's Health and Wellness Center, Contact 538-5723. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their fami-

lies. 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. “Metamorphosis”: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.AMI. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families.

THURSDAYS, 7 – 8:30 PM. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway. Nar-Anon Family Support Group. TUESDAYS, 6:30 PM. Lourdes Hospital Classroom 4. Join in on a weekly hour of anonymous friendship, support and information for people with family members and/or friends struggling with drug addiction. For more, call 444-6718 Overeaters Anonymous. MONDAYS. 7-9PM at at various members' homes. OA offers a fellowship of men and women who seek recovery -through a Twelve-Step program. No public, private, political, ideological, or religious affiliation. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location, call 270556-8873. 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. Parkinson’s Support Group. This group meets at Western Baptist Hospital in the 2nd floor Atrium Conference Room at 9:30 AM and at Lourdes Hospital in the basement, Classroom 4 at 10 AM. MEETINGS ARE EVERY OTHER WEEK. For exact meeting times and more information, please call 1-270-898-8031. 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 270554-1915 TOPS #110 Paducah. Lebanon Methodist Church., 4620 At Massa Drive. 6 PM , Weigh In; 6:30 PM , Meeting. This weekly meeting has a two-fold objective: encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and sponsor obesity research. Most members refer to the organization simply as "TOPS," an acronym for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." The first meeting is FREE; yearly membership $26; monthly chapter dues $5. 270217-1182. TOPS KY 0212 Paducah "Take Off Pounds Sensibly". Our mission is to offer Support and Encouragement for weight loss. Fountain Avenue United Methodist. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318. United Ostomy Association – Held at Western Baptist Hospital. Contact v

Bonita Cloyd, 575-2303

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by Crystal Engler


Camp WOW

Purchase Parenting & Family Staff


he Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, a Fraternal Benefit Society, wanted to provide youth members with an experience to learn how to appreciate nature and acquire conservation skills. Their Woodmen Camping Program began over 60 years ago in 1947. Throughout the years, this nationwide initiative has expanded and become what it is today. Camp WO (Woodmen of the World) is located in Murray and offers a fun-filled program for children ages 8 to 15. Camp WOW hopes to achieve many goals with today's youth. They pride themselves in designing activities that encourage positive peer behavior and helping children develop leadership skills. Camp Wow teaches kids new things through daily May2012 • 49

activities, and they stress self-determination and group determination, independence and responsibility. One of the most important goals of the camp is to create a bond between campers and the environment. "I feel that a lot of relationships are built at Camp WOW,” said Michael Robertson, Fraternal Coordinator at Woodmen of the World. “Some kids will come with their groups of friends and some come alone. By the end of the week they will all have made some friends and opened up. It's almost a transforming period for a lot of kids. This might be the first time their parents have let them stay away from home. It's a big character building experience, and they gain a lot out of it." Camp WOW has six air-conditioned cabins. They provide three meals per day, as well as one drink and snack during swimming time. Additional snacks are available for purchase. Campers should be ready for a week of active participation, so they should include comfortable clothing, as well as one dressy outfit for the dance night. In addition, campers should bring their own pillows and blankets. Camp WOW offers a wide variety of activities each day including swimming, archery, riflery, putt-putt, arts and crafts, tennis, basketball, climbing wall and zip line, water sports, and dance night.

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Camp WOW costs are $175 for non-members and $100 for Woodmen of the World members. There is an average of 80 campers at each summer camp. This year, there are three camps planned: June 11th through the 15th, June 18th through the 22nd, and if needed, June 25th through the 29th. Safety is an important priority. "We background check all of our counselors, staff, and lifeguards,” Robertson told me. “They are all certified in first aid and CPR training. A lot of our counselors have been affiliated with the camp for years--even since they were children and campers themselves." In addition to Camp WOW, the facility at Woodmen of the World is available for rent. "We have many things, such as the pool, dining hall, climbing wall, zip line, and things like that,” Robertson explained. “Anyone can rent out the facility, whether it's for a family reunion, company picnic, graduation party, get-together, church group, or sorority." Summer camp can be a great experience for children who are looking for something exciting to do during summer. If you're interested in learning more about Camp WOW or the Woodmen of the World organization, contact them at (270) 753-4382 or (307) 267-5586. v


Dream Big at Your Library this Summer! by Linda Bartley McCracken County Public Library


he Summer Reading Program at the McCracken County Public Library has lots of great programs exploring the night this summer. We will kick off the summer with The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket shown in a Dome Theater. With the exception of this first show which will be on June 5 from 10 am to 5 pm with 30 minute shows, all shows will be at 10 am, 1pm, 3 pm and are fun for the whole family. Programs for ages 10 – 17 will be on Monday afternoons with a 1pm and 3pm program starting June 4. All programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information and complete schedule contact the Youth Services Department 270-4422510 ext 122 or visit us online at

Take the Summer Reading Challenge and win prizes! Children ages 10 and younger can read 12 books this summer and get a book bag! Pick up an entry form at the library beginning June 1st. The T[w]een reading challenge is open to ages 10-17. Read and write a brief review of 8 books this summer, and you could win a kindle fire, Twilight saga DVD set or night vision binoculars! Reading Challenge forms will be available at the library beginning June 1st. Each person who enters will also get a book bag.

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Free coupons Each year public libraries in Kentucky receive coupons to give to patrons who participate in their Summer Reading Program. Each child, tween, and teen patron who reads and completes the reading log receives a free backpack and coupons for businesses and organizations in Kentucky. If your business or organization is interested in supporting Summer Reading it will reach about 4,500 people and is simple to do. All we will need from you is a coupon template; you may fax, email or mail a master copy to us. Library staff will make copies of your coupons, cut

them, and give them to our patrons during the months of June and July this year. Studies have shown that students who read over the summer months perform better academically and your support will help us encourage our young patrons to continue reading during their summer break.

Tween/Teen Summer Reading 2012 On Monday Afternoons@ Your Library this summer!

Monday June 4th 1 pm: Make a telescope! All of the materials will be provided to make a real working star gazer. 3 pm: Hold on to your dreams! Make a dream catcher and learn to interpret your dreams.

Monday June 11th 1 pm: Don’t worry, be happy. Make a set of Guatemalan (no) worry dolls to tell all your troubles to. Guaranteed to ensure sweet dreams. 3 pm: Make a telescope! All of the materials will be provided to make a real working star gazer!

Monday June 18th 1 pm: Hold on to your dreams! Make a dream catcher and learn to interpret your dreams. 3 pm: Zombies can be fun, especially when you shoot them from a Cannon! Come to the Teen Tech Lab for this fun computer game. High score wins a Creepy Zombiefigure flash drive. May2012 • 53

Monday June 25th 1 pm: Get Zombified! Learn how to make yourself (look like) a zombie. Featuring make-up effects by Creatures of Habit. 3 pm: Don’t worry, be happy. Make a set of Guatemalan (no) worry dolls to tell all your troubles to. Guaranteed to ensure sweet dreams.

Monday July 9th 1 pm: Think you’ve got what it takes to win The Hunger Games? Come find out! 3 pm: Get Zombified! Learn how to make yourself (look like) a zombie. Featuring make-up effects by Creatures of Habit.

Monday July 16th 1 pm: Zombies can be fun, especially when you shoot them from a Cannon! Come to the Teen Tech Lab for this fun computer game! High score wins a Creepy Zombie-figure flash drive! 3 pm: Think you’ve got what it takes to win The Hunger Games? Come find out! All programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact: McCracken County Public Library Youth Services Department (270) 442-2510 ext 150 or visit v

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Carson Center Introduces the New Myre Series for 2012-13


he Carson Center is pleased to announce a new series of live performances for the 2012-2013 season. It’s going to be known as the Myre Series in memory of Jane Carson Myre, who with her husband, Dr. Louis D. Myre, did so much to establish The Carson Center. Mrs. Myre was a lover of all people, benefactor for many, devout Christian, and ambassador for Jesus Christ. The series will have a religious theme. The series will feature four performances al held on a Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. September 23, 2012 - Corrie ten Boom Live! A Dramatic Portrayal of Love and Inspiration, with Evelyn Hinds. She portrays Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch woman who did much to save Jewish people in Holland in World War II. Miss ten Boom was discovered and she, together with her family, was

sent to a Nazi concentration camp where only Corrie survived. You may have read the book, "The Hiding Place," written by Corrie Ten Boom. November 25, 2012 - Annie Moses Band. This is a family band that performs a blend of fiddle, jazz, and classical influences. The folk-inspired vocals and instrumentals create something special, refreshing, and familiar. The band has delighted audiences on television and in concert halls, and with recordings. Part of the mission of the Annie Moses Band is to help others capture the creative call God has placed on every person.

Direct from NEW YORK CITY,

BROADWAY WORKSHOP AT THE CARSON CENTER is a five day Musical Theatre Camp for ages 9 - 18. Learn from acclaimed professionals from New York City.

Monday June 4 - Friday June 8, 2012

Classes in ‡Acting / Scene Work ‡Improvisation ‡Stage Combat ‡Broadway Dance / Movement ‡Acting for Film & Television and more!


February 24, 2013 - Jeanne Robertson, a motivational humorist. Ms. Robertson relates her life experiences in good humor, but for her humor is far more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Yearrrrrrrs ago (as she puts it in her Southern drawl) she was Miss Congeniality in the Miss America Pageant representing North Carolina. April 21, 2013 - An uplifting afternoon of motivation and music with Wintley Phipps, bass baritone gospel singer. He is a world-renowned vocal artist, education activist, motivational speaker, pastor, and CEO and Founder of U.S. Dream Academy which helps young people and families of prisoners. Mr. Phipps is no stranger to performing in front of distinguished audiences. After attending his concert at the Carson Center, you can add your name to five of our Presidents and notables such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Oprah Winfrey. He promotes the theme, "A Child with a Dream is a Child with a Future." This series is a wonderful series of shows for individuals and church groups, and is priced to be very affordable. Single Tickets are %15, $13 and $11. Save 15% off single ticket prices by purchasing a Series Subscription and have the same seats for each four performances. Group discounts are also available. Please call the Carson Center Box office at 270-450-4444 for full seat pricing details.

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Let your child’s imagination soar this summer. ALL NEW ACTIVITIES FOR 2012 Coming to: Sharpe Elementary

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This summer, the Carson Center will present an exciting opportunity for our area youth who are interested in a true hands-on experience in theater. Direct from New York City, Broadway Workshop comes to the Carson Center for the first time! Broadway Workshop is a 5-day summer camp program which offers young actors of all experience levels the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of musical theater with classes in singing, dancing, and acting. Participants enjoy the full “backstage” experience while learning and rehearsing ensemble-based Broadway musical numbers for a final showcase performance for friends & family on the Carson Center stage. Campers also get to experience a professional Broadway Musical performance, with a premium ticket included in the camp fee to see the national touring production of MAMMA MIA at the Carson Center on June 11, 2012. Broadway Workshop at the Carson Center is directed by Marc Tummenelli, (casting director and Director of Broadway Workshop New York) and is taught by top theater professionals, who have worked on Broadway, in film, on TV, and at theaters across the country. The camp will be held from June 4 – 8, 2012 and is suitable for ages 9 – 18. For more information about the camp, please contact Mary Katz, Director of Education and Youth Programming at the Carson Center or visit Learn more about Broadway Workshop and staff at The Carson Center is located at 100 Kentucky Avenue in downtown Paducah. For general information or to purchase tickets please visit or call the box office at (270) 450-4444. v May2012 • 59


Are you at Risk for a Stroke? by Jamie Lober Purchase Parenting & Family Staff


ou may wonder why an article on stroke would appear in a parent oriented community magazine. The answer is because it is not just an older person’s disease. “Stroke is a disease that can affect all age groups,” said Deborah Welsh, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Western Baptist Hospital. Often your lifestyle choices during youth can affect your stroke risk in later years. “People should be aware of the risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inactivity, obesity, smoking and diabetes,” said Welsh. This means that each member of your family should have a good relationship with a doctor.

manage their cholesterol and blood pressure even with diet and exercise. Be honest with your doctor about your diet and lifestyle. “Your doctor should be monitoring and checking your weight, body mass index, vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate, and asking you about your habits such as diet, exercise, smoking and medical history,” said Welsh. If you have had a stroke or TIA (Transient ischemic attack,) your doctor will want to know the cause and will discuss irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation if applicable because those are other risk factors for a stroke.

“Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic and puts kids at risk for stroke, so you should begin forming good habits in childhood that take you into adulthood,” counseled Welsh. Some people may need a medication if they cannot

While there are some factors you can modify, you cannot control your age, heredity and sex. “Stroke is more common in men than women, however more than half of the total stroke deaths occur in women,” said Starr Block, Nurse and

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Senior Director of Quality and Systems Improvement with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Great Rivers Affiliate. Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special risks for women. There are a few preventive treatments you may discuss with your doctor. “Anticoagulants or anti-platelets such as aspirin or warfarin interfere with the blood’s ability to clot and can play an important role in preventing stroke,” said Block. Doctors may be able to use balloon angioplasty and implantable steel screens called stents, to treat cardiovascular disease and reduce fatty buildup clogging the vessels.

There are several types of stroke. “Ischemic is where you have a clot that goes to your brain or plaque which blocks the artery to your brain,” explained Block. “Eighty-five to eighty-six percent of strokes are that type,” These are largely preventable. “The other fifteen to sixteen percent are hemorrhages or brain bleeds: These are the kind that celebrities Sharon Stone and Brett Michaels experienced. They had a severe headache and end up having a stroke,” said Block. There is also transient ischemic attack or TIA, which is often labeled as ministroke. “It should more accurately be characterized as a warning stroke and should be taken seriously,” said Block. It is caused by a clot and the only difference with a TIA is that the blockage is temporary, so symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time.

tive. You have to arrive at the emergency room within three hours of the onset of symptoms to be eligible for this treatment. Patients are brought to the emergency room for a workup that usually includes a CAT scan, blood work and the drug therapy if eligible. “There are other interventions that can be done afterwards. For a hemorrhagic stroke you may need brain surgery to evacuate the blood from the brain,” said Block. The key is to act early and not lie down and wait for the symptoms to pass. Do not think that the symptoms will go away if you lay down and take a nap! “The majority of the patients do not get to the hospital in time because they are ignoring symptoms,” said Block.

Education is the key It is very important that every member of your family knows signs of a stroke and to call 911. Be proactive about your health and your stroke risks, take care of yourself and know the symptoms of stroke are. If you act in a timely manner your stroke may not be catastrophic or end your life. For more information about the risk factors for strokes and their signs, symptoms and treatment visit the National Stroke Association web page at v

Severity and location differ for every person. “One person may have physically no evidence but they may have problems with memory, another may get words mixed up and another may be unable to talk or be completely paralyzed on one side,” said Welsh. Since it is the number one cause of disability in the United States, it is essential to call 911 if you suspect anyone in your family has suffered a stroke because time is everything. “There is a clot-busting drug called TPA and it dissolves the clot. What you need to be aware of is that there is a short time window when you can get it and when it is most May2012 • 61


Women’s Health for Moms by Jamie Lober Purchase Parenting & Family Staff


eing a mom means taking care of your health so that you are able to take care of your children and setting them a good example for their own future healthcare. Many busy moms find themselves going to a ‘drop in’ or ‘emergency clinic’ when they are sick and forget that they also need to see a doctor once a year when they are well for their continued good health. Every mom should have a strong relationship with her doctor, whether it is a family physician or a gynecologist. “A lot of moms put off their annual exam because they are busy.” said Dr. Kathryn J. Glass, Family Physician at Lourdes. “It’s important to have a regular check-up, particularly for your breast and pelvic exam,” she stressed. New guidelines state that women do not need a Pap smear until age twenty-one. “This is because cervical cancer in the age group before twentyone tends to grow pretty slowly so as long as you are not

having symptoms, the chances of something significant coming up before twenty-one are pretty slim,” said Glass. The recommendation is that moms between the ages of twenty-one and thirty have a pap test every two years if. They should continue on this schedule if their test was normal and they do not have any risk factors. If you are between thirty and seventy-five with normal pap tests then an exam every third year is sufficient.

Moms should take care of risk factors they can control. “Smoking is a risk factor for the progression of a lot of cancers, especially cervical cancer, and does not just affect your lungs and skin,” said Glass. A ‘normal’ screening gives your doctor a baseline to compare future tests to. Pelvic exams should be done regularly to make sure everything is okay. “In general I think moms need a physical every year,” said Glass. “This is a good time to update your medical records with your doctor and get the necessary tests for more common diseases such as high blood pressure.” All women are recommended to get a mammogram annually after they reach thirty-five years of age until they are seventyfive. Other health concerns can also be addressed at your annual physical. “A lot of people have bacterial vaginosis, which is an overgrowth of bacteria that can be difficult to get rid of,” explained Glass. “The signs are stinging and drainage that won’t go away. I often see moms who itch and think they have a yeast infection but it does not appear improve with over-the-counter treatment. Other moms may have fibrocystic or ‘lumpy’ breasts which make it difficult for them to feel the difference between normal breast tissue and a lump,” said Glass. Since the breasts may always seem lumpy at home, it is harder to know if there is a significant problem and even more important for the doctor to check things over. Your annual physical may require some blood tests along with checking your blood pressure. “It’s important to check your blood pressure every couple of months,” explained Cardiologist, Dr. David Hogancamp. “Especially when you get into your forties and fifties.” High blood pressure is a disease which at first has few to no symptoms so it is crucial to be vigilant. Colorectal cancer screenings should begin at fifty and your doctor will usually order a colonoscopy. This test is typically repeated every ten

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years after that. Once you reach sixty years of age, many doctors recommend the zoster vaccine to help prevent shingles and at sixty-five, the pneumococcal vaccine. Bone mineral density testing should be done moms with a history of prior fracture as an adult, a family history of osteoporosis, for women who smoke and for postmenopausal moms younger than sixty-five. It is also recommended if you are very thin or have a low body mass index, estrogen deficiency or inadequate physical activity. Fasting glucose level testing may be a good idea for moms that are overweight, have a first degree relative with diabetes mellitus or have hypertension. To prevent diabetes, moms should keep their weight in a healthy range, maintain a well-balance diet, exercise at least thirty minutes on most days of the week and keep their cholesterol and blood pressure in check. Do not be afraid to bring up any issues that may seem embarrassing during your exam; the doctor has heard it all before! One example is incontinence and bowel issues. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes that bowel problems occur up to eight times more often in women than men, and are more common in older people, or women who have just given birth. It is treatable. (So is bladder leakage and frequent urination.) Remember

to talk to your doctor about our eating habits, sun exposure, alcohol use and family history diseases such as cancer. You’re not going to be judged on these issues, but it’s vitally important that your doctor knows about your lifestyle so they can evaluate what your risk factors for cancer and other diseases are.

Mental health is just as important as physical. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that moms undergo a depression screening since depression is common during the pregnancy and the postpartum period. Women with a positive assessment should receive follow-up evaluation and treatment if indicated. Those with current depression, or history of major depression, should be monitored and evaluated more closely. Your doctor should look at a holistic picture of wellness which includes determining your current health status, nutrition, physical activity, sexual behavior, use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs and if you are staying up to date with screenings. Moms have a big job taking care of the family but they should not forget about themselves and their precious health. If you do not have a regular health care provider, get one today. Ask your friends who they go to, or contact your local hospital for a referral. v May2012 • 63



Are you Hungry? The Marshall County Empty Bowls Project


id you know that there is something that kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined? It is hunger. 1 in 7 or close to one billion people, go to bed hungry every night in the world. This problem does not just exist in third world countries; it exists in communities across the United States. According to, “One of the common misconceptions is the assumption that if someone is hungry, that means they do not have a job and are living on the streets. What most people do not understand is that anyone can experience hunger. It is a silent epidemic that affects 49 million Americans.” Hunger exists everywhere in America. It does not matter if you live in an urban, suburban or rural setting - hunger has no boundaries. Hunger is closer than you think: Kentucky ranks 5th highest in the nation for food insecurity and 4th highest in the nation for food insecure children under the age of five. 716,040 people in Kentucky have food insecurity and 243,920 of those are children.

by Victoria Poston

World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine I believe we have a responsibility to help those beyond our borders too. My youth group at church takes part in the annual, World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to learn about hunger, poverty and injustice. “To go hungry so others don’t have to” is a theme of the event, and we are taught how to overcome it all with love. Because of the Famine, during which participants go 30 hours without food, I know what it feels like to be hungry. That’s only for 30 hours…and we know that when the 30 hours are up there is a meal provided for us. I can’t imagine being hungry and not knowing where my next meal is coming from. During the ‘famine’ we take part in community service and learn how people are going hungry and thirsty, even being thankful for unclean water to drink. Unless we travel into the mission field, most Americans only see on television or the internet how other countries live without. It has made an impact on my life and I know it’s one of the things that has inspired me to make a difference. However, it is important to recognize that hunger exists in our own community too. Hunger is a silent epidemic in America. While heartbreaking statistics are on the rise, food-relief charity opportunities are too. Popular artists are also bringing about awareness of hunger in America. For example, stars of the recently released movie, The Hunger Games, are helping raise awareness of hunger across the U.S. and world-wide, partnering with United Nations World Food Programme. ConAgra Foods has teamed with artists Jewel, Owl City and Jay Sean to introduce an original song, “Here’s Hope” as part of their Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to raise awareness and help end child hunger in the United States.

No job, no food Unemployment has been headline news for quite some time in America, but the connection of hunger and unemployment is not well known. It is known that the unemployment rate in Kentucky was 8.7% in the month of February, but the fact that there is a strong relationship between food insecurity and unemployment is only talked about when food assistance is discussed. Hunger is a developmental, health and educational problem too. School lunch programs help, but they do not solve the whole problem.

Snacks Packed for Kids “Snacks Packed for Kids” is a type of weekend snack program that has caught on nation-wide, and is a program in the McCracken and Marshall County School systems supported by donations from community businesses, churches and Homemaker clubs. The University of Kentucky McCracken and 64 • May2012

Marshall County Empty Bowls Project Since Marcella’s Kitchen, a free community kitchen in Marshall County opened its doors in May 2011, over 13,000 meals have been served. Several of the organizers of Marcella’s Kitchen, are members of my church. I had heard about the success of the Paducah Empty Bowls Project and that proceeds from the event had gone to their community kitchen. I was inspired. I love art, and I love how the idea of how Empty Bowls got started over 20 years ago when an art teacher used pottery to fundraise for hunger. The idea of art making a difference to fight hunger has spread throughout the world through the Imagine Render Group ( So I prayed about it. I planned to volunteer at Marcella’s Kitchen anyway, so my mother and I went to visit with her at the Kitchen. She was delighted that I came and explained to me that she recognized that I was a mature 16year-old wanting to volunteer. However my youth posed an issue: I had not considered that a minor would require guardianship by adult volunteers. I would not want to take away the attention that would need to be focused on feeding the hungry. I thought of another way to serve beyond meals; I could fundraise for the newly opened kitchen. It was timely and appropriate for an Empty Bowls Project to be started in Marshall County. My thoughts were that if Paducah could raise $13,000 the first year of its Empty Bowls Project, Marshall County could raise at least $10,000 and help supply Marcella’s Kitchen a building of its own. I knew my mother would help me, but I knew it was going to take a planning committee to get it started so I asked the Lord to lead me to the right people. Three ladies at church who I knew had a heart for Marcella’s Kitchen agreed to help: Grace Forte, Joni Knight and Pam Mathis. I contacted Michael Terra the organizer of the Paducah Empty Bowls and he invited me to come and talk with him at his pottery studio in Paducah. He emphasized that in order to get this project off the ground it would take community support, sponsors, donors and volunteers. A paint-your-own pottery studio already existed in the community, Funky Monkey Pottery Company. The owner, Jackie Frazier, accepted the invitation to be a source for the community to paint bowls to donate. Empty Bowls Project is a simple concept that can help many. A

handcrafted ceramic bowl is donated and sold the day of the event where guest exchange a donation for a bowl and a meal. The bowl is kept as a reminder of hunger in the world. Then the money raised goes to a hunger fighting cause in the community. Many people pulled together to support the cause: artists, businesses, restaurants, churches, citizens, students and nursing home residents. Many people including Paducah School of Art, Murray State University ceramicists and Marshall County High School art students donated hand thrown bowls. There were twenty-five food vendors that filled bowls with delicious food and many people volunteered to ensure the event was a success. Thank you to everyone who helped to bring awareness of hunger in our community through the Marshall County Empty Bowls. The 2012 Empty Bowl Project of Marshall County committee goal of $10,000 was exceeded. A total of $13,122 was raised. Plans are already in the works for next year. To learn more about ending child hunger – please visit To volunteer or donate to Marcella’s Kitchen – please contact Grace Forte (270)205-0223 To volunteer or donate to the 4H backpack snack program – please contact Lena, Mallory County Extension Agent for 4 H at (270) 527-3285 or Robert Tashjian, McCracken County Extension Agent for 4 H at (270) 554-9520 To volunteer or donate to the 2013 Marshall County Empty Bowls project – contact Victoria Poston at v

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Marshall County extension offices 4-H Teen Clubs meet monthly and volunteer their time to make a difference. They assemble snack bags which are placed in student’s backpacks; students who could go hungry over the weekend when they are not receiving a hot meal at school. For the past several years, food items including fruit, cereal, crackers and canned proteins such as peanut butter and beanie weenies have been provided to students in their backpacks on Friday afternoons by “Snacks Packed for Kids.� In Marshall County they are sorted into brown paper sacks then are distributed to 60 students at elementary schools in kindergarten through fifth grade. In Marshall County these extra meals help to supplement the Family Resource Centers which has its own snack backpack program in place. The resource centers in McCracken County use the snacks placed in backpacks by the 4-H club members. May2012 • 65



Starfish Orphan Ministry - Making a Difference, One Child at a Time


y the latest estimates there are nearly 147 million orphans in the world: It’s such an overwhelming number that people feel helpless. There are at least 25,000 children under the age of five who die of starvation every day. Many people want to help change those figures but where do you start? No matter what you do, it’s going to feel as if you are trying to empty the ocean through a straw! Thinking about these children is hard but some people don’t look at the overwhelming numbers; they look at the possibility of changing the life of one

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child or feeding one hungry family. These people, only a few drops in an ocean, are making a difference….one child at a time. Starfish Orphan Ministry (SOM), a local non-profit organization, knows that if orphans, the fatherless, and adoption are mentioned in the Bible over 60 times, God is serious about caring for children that have no family. SOM answers the call found in James 1:27. “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans.”

How They Began The seed for Starfish Orphan Ministry (SOM) was planted when Laura Roberts and her husband adopted a child from Guatemala in 2003. “We went into an orphanage, and I have never been the same,” Laura Roberts told me. “I knew that God was leading me to do something about the problem.” She and a friend, whose family had also adopted internationally, started meeting weekly and praying for orphans. The two women decided that if they were going to pray for orphans, they needed to research the topic. The numbers they found were shocking and moved them to action. “We agreed that if we didn't know these things until we researched them, then

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most other Christians don't realize the extent of the problem,” Roberts said. As they began to raise awareness about the number of orphans in the world, they found people were overwhelmed and didn’t feel they could make a difference. “We were able to see what this ministry needed to look like. We try to give Christians easy avenues in which they can help. We tell them the problem, and follow it up with ‘now here are many ways you can help’,” she explained. The first public meeting of SOM was held in November, 2006, and Starfish Orphan Ministry became incorporated in January of 2007.

• Large, light weight luggage • Beanie Babies and Kid’s Meal Toys • Snacks such as granola bars, fruit snacks, and cracker packs • School supplies • Children’s over-the-counter medication • Children’s underwear • Pillowcase dresses and shorts • Baby blankets “We need people to contact large companies and request tennis shoes, athletic equipment, etc. We also need businesses to donate items for our upcoming charity auction!” -Laura Roberts

The Ministry Now Starfish Orphan Ministry provides an opportunity to help care for orphans by leading international mission trips to Central America and Haiti. They also lead church groups, school groups, and organizations on international mission trips. By the end of 2012, SOM will have taken about 400 people (over 25 teams) on mission trips to orphanages and areas of the world where families do not have enough food to eat. The latest team Laura Roberts led was the Lone Oak High School Beta Club. The team went to El Salvador, where they assembled a trampoline at a government orphanage, hosted a festival for a community with 600 children, and took rice and beans to families. At a boys’ orphanage, the team renovated the kitchen and put screens on the windows to keep the rats out. The students also used money they raised to buy diapers for babies and children with special needs. They purchased storage units for children in government orphanages to keep their belongings in. “These kids have what children in the US would likely consider nothing, but when you only have a Bible, a ‘Beanie Baby’, and a craft that you did when a missions team came, then those things are priceless,” said Roberts. May2012 • 67

While the number of orphans in the world is overwhelming, Laura Roberts knows that her work is a blessing. “So much of what we do is rewarding. I don't get paid a penny, but I feel like I am the highest paid person ever, because I get to see God’s work, up close, all the time!” she said.

Project Match SOM understands that it’s not only children in other countries that need care. Through a mentor program called Project Match, SOM provides adults 21 and older with an opportunity to mentor local 10-17 year olds living in group homes. After attending training, you are matched with a child and meet for four hours each month. “This is an opportunity to be a life mentor and give the child a constant, positive influence,” said Ashley Storie of SOM. Starfish is also planning a program that would help support local single parent families and new foster parents. SOM intends to give furniture, school supplies, etc. to local families through this program

Run for the Children You can help support this ministry by participating in Starfish Orphan Ministry’s 4th annual run. The event will be on Saturday, May 26th, and will feature a Kid’s Fun Run, a 5K, and a 10K race. You can preregister for the run on Friday, May 25 from 3 - 7pm at the Starfish Offices on


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1000 Broadway (2nd floor) in Paducah. On Saturday, the 10K/5K will start at 8 am, with the Kid’s Run to follow. Along with first, second, and third place awards, some amazing door prizes will be given out! The rest of the day will be filled with fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including face painting, carnival games, balloon sculpting, lunch concessions, and more! The main goal of the race is to raise awareness about orphans. “If a child runs in our Kid's Fun Run, hears about the need of children in the world, and someday grows up and helps a child in need, it was all worth it! If someone hears about orphaned children that day and wants to help children through another non-profit, then we are honored to have played a small part.” Roberts said. “It doesn't matter if people ever do anything with us again (although we would love it if they would), but if we can inspire them to do something, then our goal is reached.”

You Can Make a Difference Starfish Orphan Ministry provides many opportunities to help care for the orphans of the world. From going on mission trips to sewing pillowcase dresses and collecting ‘Beanie Babies’, there is a part for everyone. For more information and mission trip dates, go to or contact v May2012 • 69


From the Mouths of Babes by Mallory Thompson & Lauren Smith

Deena Sneed is a teacher at Lone Oak Middle School. In March and April she held a GT writing workshop. Her students were given several goals, one of them being to write an article for a magazine. Purchase Parenting & family is honored to publish some of the finished pieces from these talented students.

Looking for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: How to Take the Hints By: Mallory Thompson and Lauren Smith It is the week before Mother’s Day and Dad is dragging you and your sister to the mall… for the fourth year in a row. You hustle in and frantically start looking for anything that will work. Your dad keeps asking the same question, “What do you think she would want?” You think back to all the time you’ve spent with her in recent weeks. Has she mentioned anything? Now there are two types of moms: Type number one will be dropping hints, like hot potatoes- giving ideas to

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the oldest daughter to tell the husband. Type number two may be the one that plays the, “I don’t want anything honey, just a great day with you,” line. From past experiences we all know that is not true. Nevertheless you are still standing in the middle of the mall, once again at a loss for what to get Mom on Mother’s Day.

Happily Home Made Young kids have two choices: To create their own gift or, just slap their name on whatever Dad buys. Usually kids choose the latter. But parents do like the special gift that you make them even if it does only take 10 minutes. . Most children don't have a surplus of money that can be used to get an expensive gift, but what kids do have is a knack for making simple heartwarming presents with basic materials can found in the household. Bring some old memories back to life with a scrapbook full of photos of both mom and kid together -- it makes a great present. Key chains made with beads that spell out her name or her child’s name would place a smile on her face every time she sees it. If

they have an old pillow case decorate it like a Queens' thrown and place it over her favorite chair pronouncing her Queen of the day. Just a simple frame decorated to make it special would warm up any mom’s heart. Kids don't need much to bring joy into the simple delights they wish to give to their mom. Don't forget even a card with a drawing that they made themselves and a big breakfast in bed will tell her she means a lot. These simple processes don't take much and can be done in a snap!

Not Just Any Old Gift from a Teen Doesn’t everyone remember those days when they were being pushed around in a little cart knowing “exactly” what she wants? Stuff that gets unused and unnoticed. Now being a teenager it is obvious that not just anything will work. And it should especially NOT be some homemade piece of paper jewelry that a little 7 year old made. Of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with homemade for a kid but there is no excuse now. (Teens have moneyusually- and little around the house coupons that are never to be seen again won’t count.) Mom’s morning routine is a good place to start for ideas. Does she always wear some jewelry? Does she always sprits her favorite perfume? Does she go to a restaurant to get a drink more than once a week? Does she like pictures of her family? And it is really important that there is a budget, teens don’t have a surplus of money so it is expected that a teenager can’t buy an expensive item from a jewelry store, or a $60 dollar perfume. However, a teen can buy a gift card so mom can buy what she wants, or put it towards those higher priced items. When looking around online with a $30 dollar budget, these are some of the great things that can be found- Everyone knows how embarrassing it is to have pictures from years ago, pictures of a crazy kid with only a couple teeth, or when a cute little toddler was playing with bubbles in the bath tub. But those are some memories that moms like best. • Picture Frame Tree - If you look you can find all kinds of trees that hold little pictures on its limbs. It is an amazing gift, especially if your family has done a little trip recently. I found it for only $29. (Great for a large family.)

• “Reasons I Love You Stones.” - They have a message on each side, one that says I love you- then on the other side it says, because… and has sweet little messages. They are also $29.

Advice from the experts Ok this sounds like A LOT of work for one measly day. But seriously if going to the mall and picking out a $30 gift. Or sitting at the kitchen table in plain view working on a cute 10 minute craft sounds hard, then try to imagine what it is like for the husbands. They are the ones that have to go to sleep staring at their glaring wives when they don’t get them the right gift. Knowing someone for a long time will really help figure her out. Here is wisdom from the wise. “I try to think what is close to her heart. Then I try to find a gift that shows that.” Everyone should be able to take that advice. Usually it is something that is about everyone happy together as a family. Here may be some great ideas• A locket- is a good idea that will let her know how much her husband loves her every time she puts it on. • A family picture- yes, most kids and husbands hate the part about getting everyone dressed up and have a good family picture taken, but you could incorporate the picture in the ideas above. • Going to a fancy restaurant with husband or friend - no kids allowed. Making a change from the same old same old food someone has to cook at home. • Peace and quiet – Or even just go away maybe make her a bed in breakfast then get out, sometimes all she really needs is to be told that someone cares for her then giving her time to enjoy herself. For some people, it is really hard to find a perfect gift for a mom, wife, or sister, but just try to follow these tips to make a great Mother’s Day. And remember- sometimes just a relaxing day (which includes- no chores, bills, or arguing,) is v all she really wants. Happy Mother’s Day! May2012 • 71


The Calendar Finally Says Spring! by Carol C. Ullerich Purchase Area Master Gardeners


his year’s installment of wacky weather has been a welcome change. After the ice storm of 2009, the flood of 2011, and years of summer drought conditions, the month of March 2012 was joyous with unseasonably warm days and rain when needed! Temperatures briefly retreated from the upper 80’s in March to the mid 30’s in April which made me glad I obeyed the rule of thumb of veteran growers—don’t plant until Mother’s Day! If you resisted the temptation to buy and plant early, visit the Purchase Area Master Gardener Association’s (PAMGA) annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5. Gates to the University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden across from Dippin’ Dots on Coleman Road will be open from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Cooperative

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Extension Specialists and area professionals in a wide array of horticulture topics ranging from responsible pesticide use to propagation. In February, Master Gardeners began sowing vegetable and flower seed in the greenhouse as well as dividing plants from their own gardens. Now, they will sell the “fruits” of their labor. Proceeds from the spring sale, as well as a fall sale, support the garden which is the centerpiece of PAMGA’s educational endeavors.

Plant List

The mix of plants available on May 5 includes: Verbena ‘Blue Lagoon’; Jalapeno M pepper; Geranium; Angel’s Trumpet; Purple heart; Snapdragon; Cosmos ‘Bright Lights’; Marigolds; Zinnias; Basil; Sedum; Tomatoes; Calendula ‘Porcupine’; Nasturtium; Hollyhock; Fragrant Stock; Catmint; Euphorbia; Creeping jenny; Flowering almond; Hellebore; Hosta; Germander; Creeping phlox; Viola; Thyme; Yucca; St. John’s Wort; Anemone; Helichrysum; Epimedium; Yarrow; Variegated periwinkle; Blackberry lily; Pineapple Lily; Siberian iris; Shasta daisy; Obedient plant; Alaskan daisy; Daylilies; Winter jasmine; and Helianthus. In addition to plants, a selection of tools, books, rain barrels and gardening accessories will be offered for sale. Tours of the garden will be given and various gardening techniques will be demonstrated. Master Gardeners will also be available to answer gardening questions and recommend solutions for gardening challenges.

Vegetable Gardening This year, PAMGA is resuming an emphasis on vegetable gardening. America has experienced a resurgence in home gardening and Master Gardeners are leading the way by showing different approaches to growing one’s own food such as square foot gardening, weed suppression, and raised beds. A crop of mesclun has already been harvested. Tours of the garden on May 5 will explain PAMGA’s goals and the rationale for selecting particular gardening methods. September 22 is the date selected for the Veggie Bonanza; that’s when we’ll review and taste the harvest, and welcome fall with an autumn plant sale.

Trials of Annuals In addition to vegetable gardening, PAMGA will focus on annuals this summer to determine which plants thrive in McCracken County. Annuals are distributed to Cooperative Extension offices around the Commonwealth by the University of Kentucky with the goal of mimicking how the average homeowner would care for the plants and maintaining records on performance. Our trials of annuals should be underway by mid-May.

Rain Gardens A few years ago, a small rain garden featuring drought toler- May2012 • 73

ant native plants was installed at the Demo Garden to allow rainwater to seep naturally into the ground. Rain gardens catch storm water runoff from rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, roads and other impervious surfaces that would otherwise carry polluted water directly to creeks and streams. The deep roots of the native plants filter pollutants from the rainwater and allow cleaner water to enter lakes and streams. Rain gardens are an attractive addition to the home landscape and once installed, require minimal maintenance. They reduce flooding and property damage from stream-bank erosion; improve water quality; and provide wildlife habitat. Maggie Morgan, Four Rivers Basin Coordinator, and Nathan Taylor, Stormwater and Drainage Engineer for the City of Paducah, will be on hand to discuss the value of rain gardens during the plant sale.

Weed ID One of the most popular aspects of the annual plant sale is the weed ID display. Because of the mild winter and unusually early spring, many of the weeds normally emerging in May have already gone to seed which means this year’s display will feature different weeds than usual.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map The USDA Plant Hardiness zone map is the yardstick for gardeners when it comes to determining which plants will like-

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ly flourish in a given spot. Based on the average extreme annual minimum winter temperature for the last three decades, and divided into 10-degree Fahrenheit zones, gardeners should keep their zone in mind when selecting plants--especially when tempted by specimens recommended for zones outside our area. Since 1990, Paducah had been considered Zone 6b (avg. low temp. of -5 to 0 degrees), but the updated map places the Purchase Area in Zone 7a (avg. low temp. of 0 to 5 degrees). Hardiness zones are based on the average annual extreme minimum temperature during a 30-year period - not the lowest temperature that has ever occurred or might occur in the future. Though drawn in the most detailed scale to date, there may be microclimates (e.g. heat islands created by blacktop and concrete, or cool spots resulting from small hills and valleys) that are too small to be reflected on the map. Zones are merely a guide, and no substitute for one’s own experience in gardening in a particular area. Other factors to consider are the amount of light your garden receives, the amount of rainfall received or water you supplement, length of cold spells and humidity. v Carol Ullerich is a member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a frequent contributor to Purchase Parenting & Family magazine.


by Kelly Cox

Building Healthy Relationships Essay and Art Contest Winners


Graves County Child Advocacy Program, Inc.


n an effort to further raise awareness on the topic of child abuse, Graves County Child Advocacy Program offered an art and essay contest to area students. The essay contest winner was Seth Anderson from Graves County High School and the art contest was won by Nikki Gregory, Farmington Elementary and Alyse Hendley, Farmington Elementary. Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine is honored to publish the winning entries. Graves County Child Advocacy Program operates Graves County CASA and provides School Based Prevention Programming for Mayfield-Graves County. Our mission is to ensure that every child in Graves County has the opportunity to grow up in a safe environment by providing child abuse prevention programs and advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. Graves County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) offers abused and neglected children involved in the court system through no fault of their own, support by way of volunteer advocates. CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained individuals that are invested in positively impacting the life of a child. Their charge is to give child victims of abuse and neglect a voice during court proceedings. CASA volunteers work diligently to keep children from getting lost within the many systems that affect their lives during this critical time. A CASA advocates for a safe, permanent home, as quickly as possible.

raise awareness about child abuse and neglect through our advocacy and prevention programs. If you would like to know how you could be involved, contact Stephanie Floyd or Kelly Cox at Graves County Child Advocacy (270) 251-2060 x 10 or email her at or

Building Healthy Relationships As part of a collaborative effort between Graves County Child Advocacy Program and Graves County & Mayfield City schools Family Resource Centers our agency provides the “Building Healthy Relationships” assault prevention program to 3rd and 7th grade students. Graves County Child Advocacy Program’s Community Educator facilitates this 5 hour curriculum over the course of five weeks. Research shows that programs that offer several sessions are more successful than programs that are one session only. Children that are afforded this program show an increased understanding of respect and stereotypes, effective communication skills, and how to handle harassment and bullying situations. Throughout the year Graves County Child Advocacy is dedicated to May2012 • 75

Winning essay by Seth Anderson All children, when they are born, are sin free. Children do not understand wrong at the point of birth. As part of a community it is our responsibility to teach and encourage our young people and hopefully influence them in an extremely positive way. Many times though, this is not the case. Adults sometimes act foolishly and act in very inappropriate ways. It should not hurt to be a child. The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and as a member of our society it is our responsibility to bring attention to the horrible subject of child abuse and help to put it to an end. There are many solutions to preventing child abuse in local communities. One way is for us to provide help to any peers we have that are struggling with this issue. Also we can set up a number of family counseling sessions to comfort families and end the abuse. Most importantly we need to provide support to the child. We need to communicate to the child that we truly do care and that we are there for them. It means so much to a child to know that they are loved and that someone cares for them. Children look up to young adults and teenagers more than we know. This means we must also act responsibly. In the Bible it also talks about how anger is often sin. For example in proverbs 29:22 it says that “A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causers much transgression.” This is basically saying that anger can cause much trouble and strife. Also in Ephesians 6:4 the Bible states that fathers should raise children with discipline but

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without anger. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Child abuse can be show up in a number of ways. One of the most common ways is physical abuse. This means the adult physically harming the child. There is also verbal abuse, as well as emotional and psychological abuse. Now is the time for a change. The next step for us is to take action. In order for change to happen, members of the community must attempt to make a change. We must begin to branch out in our community and find out where child abuse exists and what is causing it. As a society we must talk to the parents who are involved about what their ‘reason” is, as well as speak to the children and discuss their side of the situation. After we have determined the reasons we determine the appropriate treatment, if you will, for the cause of the abuse. An example is if there is a family which has been having problems getting along and there have been reports to the authorities of abuse. Trained professionals can go and talk to the family and discuss the issues with the parents. After determining, in this case, that the parents abuse the child for the child not behaving, we can offer both therapy and counseling classes for the parent and children. Hopefully, this will benefit both the child and the parents. I hope that this essay has been helpful insight on the very horrible issue of child abuse. If we all come together in an effort to stop child abuse we can end this issue in our community. Thank you for reading this. v


Childhood Asthma and Obesity: What Should You Know?

by Robin Tipkin

Pharmacist West Towne Pharmacy


sthma is a chronic disease that causes airways to become inflamed. Does your child have this disease? If so, you're no doubt familiar with symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. Today, a who-pping nine million children under age 18 have asthma or have had it in the past.1 But with rates of childhood obesity climbing faster than a tenyear-old scrambling up a tree, this number could quickly skyrocket. Why? Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to have asthma than children of a healthy weight. The strength of this link varies by race and ethnicity. It hurts Hispanic children the most.2 Extra weight isn't considered a cause of asthma, simply a contributor. So what accounts for the connection between the two? One theory is that a hormone found in fat tissue increases the body's chronic inflammation. And this may increase the risk of asthma. 3,4 Overweight or obese children have double the risk of asthma as their normal-weight peers if they become or remain heavy in their early school years. Parents, listen up! Here's the good news: If children slim down by age seven, they may wipe out that increased risk. It's not quite as easy as erasing a string of num-

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bers from a blackboard. But it's way more powerful. That's especially true given that childhood obesity is not only linked to asthma, but to a whole host of other health problems, including diabetes and high cholesterol.4 Extra weight also sends kids with asthma to the doctor and emergency room more often and requires higher doses of asthma medications.2 In fact, a recent small study found that

overweight and obese children needed about twice as much of a commonly used asthma medication (an inhaled corticosteroid) as healthy-weight kids. These findings are similar to those reported on earlier in adults. The response to the medication decreased as weight and body mass index (BMI) rose, according to study researcher Pia Hauk, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO.3 Visit our website to learn more about asthma, allergies, weight loss and numerous other health issues. Featured Articles bring you current health news articles, health tips of the day, quizzes and recipes. The Health Center tab provides a link to asthma that can help you be more informed about your child's health. If your child has asthma, getting the right care by a knowledgeable allergist is very important. This is someone who has special training and experience in figuring out whether a child has asthma, what is triggering it, and how to move forward to treat it effectively. But don't forget that your pharmacist can help you and your child manage this condition. Remember that your child's asthma management plan may be different than another child's. Your pharmacist can help guide you in understanding how and when to use asthma medications. v Sources 1.MedlinePlus: "Asthma in Children." medlineplus/asthmainchildren.html. 2.MedlinePlus: "Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children." 3.MedlinePlus: "Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds." 4 MedlinePlus: "Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma." 5. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Childhood Asthma: Tips to Remember." May2012 • 79

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