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or Americans July 4th is the celebration of our independence and our personal freedom. Having travelled all over the world, it’s become obvious to me that the inalienable rights of all Americans to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to bear arms, are the core of what makes this country great and unique. A recent survey of the best places to live on the planet cited Australia at the top…until you examined the statistics a little closer. Turns out that when it comes to overall freedom and the ability to thrive, and become an economic success, America is number one! (I think we knew that!) I’m not an American by birth, but I live here because of the freedoms that everyone in this country, and I believe the world, holds dear. When I hear about the civil war in Syria, the demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil, and the barely democratic elections in Russia, Iran and many other countries in the world I am truly grateful that I live in the USA. We live in a world where there are daily reminders of what lack of freedom looks like. There are so many people on this planet struggling for the basic rights that we take for granted. But when the fireworks light up the sky this July 4th I will smile and sing along with the national anthem. It’s not a perfect country, this American we live in, but it’s full of freedom.

Editors Pick: A restful night’s sleep for both your baby and yourself is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Mommy’s Bliss has just released the Sweet Slumber line of bedtime routine products for infants. The new lineup includes a 3-in-1 Baby Wash, a nightly Massage Cream and a calming bedroom Mist. All three of these new releases contain essential oils that are historically associated with relaxation and sleep such as English Lavender Oil, German Chamomile Extract and Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, among other natural, soothing botanical ingredients. The Sweet Slumber line is 100% vegetarian and vegan and their packaging is 100% recycled with post-consumer resin. Gentle enough for daily use, these products are all hypoallergenic and contain no artificial fragrances, gluten, soy, alcohol, sulfates phthalates or parabens. The Sweet Slumber line will have your little one dreaming peacefully in no time! Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Baby Wash The Sweet Slumber Baby Wash combines the benefits of a body wash, shampoo and bubble bath in one convenient bottle, allowing for an easy and soothing bath time before bed. This tear free formula contains no drying agents and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Massage Cream: The Sweet Slumber Massage Cream is a gentle, moisturizing cream used to relax your child while nourishing their delicate skin. This non-greasy cream absorbs quickly into your baby’s sensitive skin without irritation.

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S F E AT U R E S AMPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 YES You Can! by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 GOAL! GoSoccer Helps Teach Life Skills by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Comfort During A Crisis: The Pillowcase Project by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Craft Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

D E PA R T M E N T S ACTIVE CARE Caring for your Neck by: Dr. Heath Schipp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

CALENDAR Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Special Calendar Pullout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

COMMUNITY NEWS Stuff the Bus! by: Monique Zuber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Marshall County Exceptional Center by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Blast into College this Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Your Library Online by: Patrick Archer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The New, Free KY RX Card Program by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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H E A LT H M AT T E R S That Not So Healthy Tan by: Dr. Amber Savells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

AUTO CARE Are We There Yet? advice from: Troy Cunningham. . . . . . . . . 15

GARDEN GURU Twilight by: Carol Ullerich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

T E C H S AV V Y Safe in Cyberspace by: Gretchen Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

PA R E N T S PA G E Purees are Perfect by: Laura Duff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

SAFETY FIRST Love the Water by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

SENIOR SPOT Medicare Changes by: Eddie Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

ENDING NOTES Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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ur cover this month features four of the students from the Academy for Movement and the Performing Arts (AMPA). Elle Eickholz, Alex Lindsey, Brooklyn Mitchell and Garlynn Gillespie represent the dance and stage craft classes that are available to AMPA students. The academy’s main objective is to educate its students in the techniques of dance, and instill values such as confidence, ambition, and commitment. Owner and instructor, Tressa Wilham, prides herself on providing professional dance training, top-of-the-line dance facilities, and exposure to nationally known dance choreographers. “At AMPA, we feel it’s important that our students learn the history of dance and movement,” she explained. They should also know and use the proper terminology, and the root of the technique they will be learning.” AMPA is located in Jordan's Crossing (behind Kentucky Oaks Mall) and offers some of the best equipment a dance studio can provide: Floating dance floors, creating less impact on the dancer’s joints, Marley dance surfaces, the best dance floor surface available, a Bose sound system and of course wall length mirrors.

Meet the faculty! Tressa Wilham who was raised in Paducah, travelled the nation competing in both regional and national dance competitions. Her mother took her to a dance class when she was four year old. “Once I found dance, I never wanted to do anything else,” she told me. Wilham graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan in 2006 with a BA in dance, and a minor in Economics. After college, Wilham danced and trained with such choreographers as Andy Blankenbuehler, Jack Hertzog, AC Ciulia, and Mia Michaels. In addition to dance, Wilham went on to get her NSCA personal trainer certification. As a personal trainer, she is not only able to instruct the technique of dance, but to teach the anatomy of the human body which is very important for all dancers to know. Joining Tressa is Paducah native, Lauren Walker. Her love of dancing led her to a degree in Dance and performing Arts Administration from Western Kentucky University where she graduated with honors. She has studied and performed with Balleto di Civitavecchia in Rome, Italy. Lauren continues her career teaching and choreographing for students, and companies of all ages and abilities. Her classes emphasize musicality, confidence, proper terminology, and fun! Manika Kalia-Musgrove, AMPA Dance Instructor, and Costume Designer, is a Paducah native who found her passion for dance at age nine. She has danced competitively and trained in New York City at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps. Manika obtained her BS in Anatomy and Physiology from Western Kentucky University and has been a dance instructor for over 15 years. Manika’s passion for dance has led to a love of costume design. In 2012, Manika won 2nd place at the national DESIGN SOLIA competition and attended a convention for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, NV last year. Two of her designs were selected for their Michael Jackson show. As well as teaching dance, Manika is a Physical Therapist Assistant and is currently pursuing a MS degree in Health Management and Marketing Douglas P. Arnold has joined AMPA as their Vocal/Drama/Musical Theater Instructor. With the help of his father, a master pianist, he taught himself to play piano. Arnold attended Southeast Missouri State University and studied theater, piano, voice, trumpet, and music theory. He also studied voice under Dr. James E. Moore of Vienna, Austria. Arnold has been involved with Community Theater since high school, serving as an 8 • July2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com


accompanist, music director, lighting director, and sound engineer. For the past 11 years Arnold has taught private music lessons at Music Zone in Lone Oak. He can play around 35 musical instruments but has taught vocal and piano lessons, composition and music theory. He is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Francis de Sales Church in Paducah.

dance, musical theatre and vocal technique. Plus, they get to show off their hard work on the big stage at the Carson Center in the end of the year recital. Students can begin to learn the rudiments of dance as early as age 2 and once they have had a couple of years of ballet classes and have turned 6, they are ready to work with Nashville Ballet instructors.

AMPA also brings in guest instructors such as Gillian Connor from the Nashville Ballet. She trained at South Carolina's Columbia Ballet School and was accepted into the prestigious Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in 2006. At CPYB, After only three years at CPYB, Connor signed her first professional ballet contract with Nashville Ballet II. Gillian’s impeccable dance training, in addition to her warm personality makes her a tremendous teacher. AMPA is excited to have her on staff teaching ballet, pointe and contemporary.

Class Descriptions Mommy and Me: For children 2 years of age (and their moms/dads), a chance for parents to help their kids learn movement, rhythm, and coordination while listening to fun music and games.

A returning guest instructor is Joseph Steinauer from the Nashville Ballet. Steinauer did not take his first dance class until the age of 18, yet it was obvious to him that dance was his true calling. In 2011 Joseph signed a contract at the prestigious National Ballet of Canada.

Many classes to choose from

Preschool: For children 3 years of age (must be potty trained), an intro into ballet, tap, and tumbling. These younger students perform only one dance in the recital at the end of the year. Fun music, fun games, and treats at the end of every class. Dance I - Dance V: These are combo classes for ages 4 - 13. The classes are divided by age and/or dance experience. All classes consist of a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz. Tumbling is offered to the younger students. Students will perform three numbers in the end of season recital. Classes have high energy music & fun loving teachers.

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Jazz Funk/Hip Hop: For ages 7 – 11. A fun, calorie burning class that teaches moves similar to those seen in music videos. Class will perform one number in the end of season recital. Jazz: With the explosion of popular television shows such as “So you think you can Dance”, “American Idol” and “Dance Moms”, there’s a new interest and appreciation for lyrical and jazz dance. Ages 12 & up can learn the techniques they see on TV! Class will perform one number in the end of season recital. Additional Ballet: This class is strongly encouraged for dancers who wish to learn more about classical ballet and proper ballet technique. It is highly recommended for all recreational company members and mandatory for all competitive company members. Competitive Company: The Competitive Company is for the more serious dancers who are willing to commit to a dance season of hard work, travel, and incomparable experiences. Auditions are held very fall. Competitive Company members take mandatory ballet, jazz/lyrical, modern, tap, and hip/hop classes and are expected to travel for competitions and conventions. Competitions are held in places such as St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago and Orlando. Commitment and hard work is a must, but the payoff is amazing!

2013 - 2014 Recreational Company Dancers As always, AMPA will offer a non-competitive recreational company to all ages. No audition is required to participate in a recreational company. The recreational company includes an additional 30 minute jazz class, resulting in a 'special' dance in the end of the year recital. All recreational company members must be registered for a technique class at AMPA. Why Choose AMPA! This year AMPA dedicated its annual recital to ‘family’. I sat down with a group of parents and students to ask them what makes AMPA special: “Tressa provides a very positive and nurturing environment, one parent told me. “It’s truly a second family for me and my kids. It feels like a home away from home for my girls.” “My children would often prefer to be at the studio then at home!,” said another mother. “They love being with their friends and in a supportive environment.” “I love the opportunities and experiences,” said a young dancer. “I really feel they are unique and that you don’t get the level of training with other studios.

Vocal / Drama: For ages 5 & Up. Classes start August 20th and all classes will be taught by Mr. Doug Arnold.

“I was impressed with the strength training classes provided this summer, said one of AMPA’s graduating seniors. “I love attending the conventions and competitions. It’s great to see other dance studios and other dancers.

Recreational Company: Not every student has the interest level or commitment to be part of the Competitive Company. AMPA offers a Residential Company which does not have travel or competition commitments (unless the demand is there). Offered to ages 5 - 18, this company meets for an additional jazz class each week and performs locally at ballgames, charity events, and of course, the end of the year recital.

“I think the guest choreographers that AMPA brings in are of the highest level,” another student told me. “I learn so much from taking their classes. The instructors are truly professionals in their field and the level of master classes that AMPA provides reflects that.”

The instructors at AMPA work with students to polish their skills. “At AMPA we try and teach not only dance and stage techniques, but skills that are transferable to life and work,” Wilham told me. “Confidence and a good speaking voice can make a big difference in a college or job interview. AMPA students are taught how their bodies work and how to prevent injury as they dance. “In the art of dance, your body is your instrument,” Wilhalm told me. “It’s got to be appreciated and respected. I want all our dance students to understand the intention behind everything they do. I think it’s something unique to the performing arts that we, as teachers, can impart on them.” Competitive Company Summer 2012 Sessions This summer AMPA will hold two summer sessions for its competitive company, the first in June and the second from July 8th – July 12th. All dancers wishing to audition for the competitive company for the 2013 – 2014 Season, MUST attend one of these intensive classes. For more information please visit the website at www.myapmpa.com.

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Registration for summer classes and pre-registration for fall classes are going on now. Classes will begin on the Monday, August 12, 2013. Please email Wilham at tressa.ampa @gmail.com or call or text (270) 994-8066. AMPA provides an upfront schedule of costs and fees so that parents can plan and budget accordingly. Some limited scholarships may be available.

The fall open house and registration will take place as follows: • July 27 - 28 Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. • August 2 -3 Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Wilham would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and friends who have supported the formation of AMPA. She is grateful to all the teachers who inspired her and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Please visit AMPA website for more information about the faculty, classes, the competitive dance company and classes this fall. www.myampa.com v


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amilies have been canning their own food as a way to preserve fresh produce for at least 170 years. The methods have changed, but the idea that garden goodness can be preserved without refrigeration remains. Canning is a wonderful way to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. And did we mention how very tasty and delicious canned and preserved foods can be! Diane Ireland, 50, of Brownfield, Illinois has been garden-

ing and canning for about 30 years. She usually cans pickles; relishes, tomatoes, salsa, green beans, squash, okra, corn, apples and jellies – cucumbers and tomatoes are her favorite. “It is such a good feeling to actually grow, harvest, and preserve fresh fruit and vegetables for use in the winter months when they aren't in season,” Ireland explained. “One reason I can is because I can't buy my pickles and they are the best! There is nothing better on a cold winter day than a pot of vegetable soup that is from your garden. I love to can because I know just what is in

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the jar. When I buy commercially prepared foods I can't even pronounce half of what is in the ingredients let alone know what those chemicals are for!”

Advantages of Canning People who have tried canning and preserving report that there are many advantages:

Save money! Canning homegrown or fresh produce purchased or picked elsewhere can save you half of the cost of buying commercially canned food, according to “Principles of Home Canning” published by the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service and provided by the McCracken County Extension Office. Of course, it’s more labor intensive, but that can give a sense of ownership to the jams someone cracks open throughout the year.

Preserve Nutrients Many vegetables begin losing some of their vitamins when harvested, according to “Principles of Home Canning.” Nearly half the vitamins may be lost within a few days unless the fresh produce is cooled or preserved. Within one to two weeks, even refrigerated produce loses half or more of some of its vitamins. During canning, the heating process does destroy from some of the vitamins A and C, thiamin, and

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riboflavin, but the amounts of other vitamins are only slightly lower in canned compared to fresh.

Confidence in contents When preserving food, people then know exactly what they are feeding their families. Like Angela Taylor, who has canned green beans, okra, relish, salsa, tomato juice, tomato sauce, and different preserves and jams, her favorites are green beans and blackberry jam. “I've been a canner since I was born. I grew up helping my mother, grandmother, and aunt can vegetables from our family garden every summer. Back then, we canned because it was the cheapest way for us to have good food to eat during the fall and winter,” reminisced Angela Taylor, who is 33 and lives in Murray with her husband and their five kids. “Now, I can because I want to keep the tradition alive for my kids. I enjoy being able to provide nutritious foods for my family, and when I've grown the food and canned it myself, I know exactly what's in the stuff I'm serving my kids.”

Okra Pickles 3 lbs. okra 3 cups vinegar 3 cups water 6 tablespoons salt 12 heads of dill 1 clove of garlic (sliced) 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed 1 jalapeno pepper (pierce with tip of knife) Use small tender pods of okra, cut with as much stem as possible. Wash and drain. Prick each pod with pin or fine pointed knife to allow solution to enter pod. Pack okra into sterilized jars. Place a small bunch of dill, garlic, jalapeno, and mustard seed in each jar with okra. Boil water, vinegar and salt together until salt is dissolved. Fill jars with boiling brine to within 1/2 inch of top. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Family legacy Canning is a process that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Friends can swap recipes and tips. “I love to can because it is time that I spend with family or friends who want to learn how to preserve foods. I also love when some of the kids, nieces and nephews come over and say, ‘Hey, Aunt Nanny, do you have some pickles or strawberry jelly?’” Ireland recounted. “If you are a firsttime canner I would encourage you to find someone that is familiar with the process and help them out a few times; this is a great way to learn. I have a list of people to call who want to learn or just help when it is time to can: We split the cost of the ingredients and jars. We divide up the tasks that we can that day and it makes it easier on both of us and we have so much fun sharing stories and working together making memories.”

Zucchini Relish 10 cups chopped zucchini 4 cups chopped onion 1 bunch celery 3 - 4 green bell peppers 5 tablespoons canning salt 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon mustard seed 1 teaspoon celery seed 4 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups vinegar Mix the first 3 ingredients in large bowl and let set overnight. Rinse next day and drain well. Add rest of ingredients to zucchini and cook for 30 minutes over low heat. Put in sterilized jars and process 15 minutes in boiling water bath. Yields 7-8 pints.

Receipe from long-time canner, Diane Ireland, of Southern Illinois.

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The Canning Process

Area Farmers’ Markets Here are some markets in western Kentucky and southern Illinois that offer opportunities to buy fresh produce that could be canned: Cannon Park Market, 102 N. Greenbriar Road, Carterville, Ill. Open through Oct. 30 from 3-7 pm on Wednesdays. Features fresh local foods, artisan crafts, and family-friendly activities. Contact Lauren Reedy at 805-323-6676 or manager@canonparkmarket.com. Carbondale Friday Night Fair, corner of 51 North and 13 West, Carbondale, Ill. Open August through Sept. 27 from 6-9 pm on Fridays. Community event includes live music, local vendors, kids’ activities. Contact Meghan Cole at 618529-8040 or info@carbondalemainstreet.com. Farmers' Market of Carbondale, Westtown Mall, 2102 W. Main St., Carbondale, Ill. Open through Nov. 30 from 8 am – noon on Saturdays. Vendors sell locally grown vegetables and fruits in season, herbs, annual and perennial plants, grass-fed beef, baked goods, cut flowers, cheese, coffee, canned goods and locally made crafts. Local music and special events throughout the season. Contact Ann Stahlheber at 618-833-2769 or stalhbr@yahoo.com. Golconda Farmers Market, Courthouse Lawn, 310 E. Main St., Golconda, Ill. Open through Sept. 15 from 7 am – noon on Saturdays. Produce, plants, arts and crafts, flea market, small farm animals. Contact market manager Jessica Wagner at 618-683-6246 or admin@mainstreetgolconda.net. Murray’s Downtown Saturday Market, 201 S. Fourth St., Murray, Ky. Contact Deana Wright at 270-759-9474, 270-293-7815 or murraymainstreet@murray-ky.net. Open through Oct. 26 from 7 am – noon Saturdays. Paducah’s Downtown Farmers' Market, 306 N. Second St., Paducah, Ky.; parking lot next to the flood wall. Open through Nov. 26 from 9 am-3 pm Tuesdays, 2-6 pm on Thursdays, 9 am – 3 pm Saturdays. Accepts: WIC/Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Voucher. Contact Susan Gibson at 270-444-8649 or info@paducahalliance.org.

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To properly can, select and wash fresh food, some of which require peeling, hot packing, or adding acids. Be sure to use acceptable jars and self-sealing lids, and then process jars in boiling water or pressure canner for correct time. “If vegetables are handled properly and canned promptly after harvest, they can be more nutritious than fresh produce sold in local stores,” according to Principles of Home Canning. “The advantages of home canning are lost when you start with poor quality fresh foods, when jars fail to seal properly, when food spoils, and when flavors, texture, color, and nutrients deteriorate during prolonged storage.”

Select Peak quality Selecting ideal produces means picking or purchasing fruits and vegetables that are at their peak of quality, which is within six to twelve hours after harvest for most vegetables. For best quality, apricots, nectarines, peaches, pears, and plums should be ripened one or more days between harvest and canning. If canning has to wait, store produce in a shady, cool place.

Use the right jars Although different metal and glass jars are out there, University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service recommends Mason-type jars designed for home canning for pressure or boiling water canning. Regular and wide-mouthed threated Mason jars with self-sealing lids are the best choices and are available in half-pint, pint, 1.5-pint and quart sizes. With careful use and handling, Mason jars may be reused many times, requiring only new lids each time. For first-time canners, Taylor suggests making sure good resources are readily available. “Make sure that you use a good website or book to get your canning times right. You don't want all your work to go to waste because you didn’t preserve things correctly. Some items, such as tomato juices and jams, just need a water bath. Others, like green beans and spaghetti sauce with vegetables, need to be put in a pressure cooker. Another big tip, (that I learned the hard way), is be careful when screwing on the lids to make sure they are not too tight. You won’t be able to open the jar after processing if you put the rings on too tightly, and you'll have to pitch the whole jar.” More canning tips and recipes are available at mccracken. v ca.uky.edu/canningpublications.


Technical advice provided by Troy Cunningham of Troy’s Auto Service in Paducah

AUTO CARE

Are We There Yet? Is your vehicle ready for the summer vacation drive! lanning a trip this summer with the family? It’s a good idea to get your car ready before you start packing. No one wants their summer vacation to include an emergency stop at a garage or a call to a tow service! Before you get several hundred miles from home and notice your check engine light is on, it might be a good idea to do some essential car maintenance. We asked Troy Cunningham for some simple tips to help you get your car vacation ready.

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the spare and that you have a working jack! Check all the cars fluids including oil, brake, transmission, power steering, and even your wiper fluids. Check your lights and turn signals to make sure they are in proper working order. Check your battery and battery terminals: Your battery can be checked by a parts store or your mechanic. Your battery terminals should be free of corrosion and if they are not, you should take the time to clean them.

Pre-Road trip inspection

Your spark plugs should be changed as part of your regular service visits or when you tune up your car as recommended by the maintenance manual. It’s not a bad idea to have the spark plug wires replaced at the same time. A broken

Before you go on any extended trip with your car you will want to check your tires for tread depth, wear and tear. Make sure your tires have the proper air pressure; including

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spark plug wire could cause your car to back fire, lose power, or possibly not even start. Cooling fans need to be inspected to make sure they are operating properly. Radiators should be checked for fluid levels and leaks. Some of these things such as a proper brake inspection and fan operation may need to be done by your mechanic.

Emergency kit If you are tackling minor car issues on the road, it might be wise to assemble a small emergency tool kit. It might include a flash light, jumper cables, pliers, screwdrivers, oil, coolant, a can of “fix-a-flat”, and duct tape for minor temporary hose repairs. A reflective triangle or emergency light may be prudent.

Beat the heat! There is an air filter for your engine and there may also one for your cabin. Now’s a good time to change your air filters. If you notice that your air conditioning has stopped working or is not working properly while you are driving, pull over. This could be a sign you are low on Freon or have a leak in your system and is a sign that your engine is not working properly. As summer starts heating up so does your car belts and hoses. You should routinely check your vehicle for leaks in the hoses and worn belts. These should also be inspected for cracks, softness and looseness. They are under a lot more pressure from the demands of things in and on the car such as air conditioning, in-car entertainment devices, and electronics you have plugged in for the kids. Before you drive, have these checked by a qualified technician.

Maintaining proper coolant levels is essential to your radiator as well as the engine. The proper mix of coolant and water is also important. Change your coolant as recommended by the cars manufacturer. This can reduce corrosion caused by improper coolant levels, or out of date coolant. Corrosion will clog your radiator and can also cause your thermostat to stuck open or closed. If your temperature gauge is reading hot it means your car isn’t cooling the engine properly which can cause your engine to seize up. If you are checking coolant levels always do so when the engine is cold and has not been running. If you’re on the road, stop the car! Verify the coolant level and coolant condition by looking in the overflow. If the overflow is empty this could be a sign or a leaking radiator. Check for leaks (do you see green coolant on the road or underneath the car where it’s been parked?). When the car has cooled down and the engine temperature gauge is in the normal range, check the coolant levels in the radiator. Be very careful not to get burnt by the hot radiator cap or scalded with stream if it is removed. Add water or antifreeze if available and the levels are low, and then drive immediately to a garage. If you are more than a few miles away you may need to get a tow. Be safe on the road this summer. Take the time to make sure your vehicle is in good working order. It’s going to keep you and your family safe and help to insure that your vacation is fun. Remember to wear your seatbelts and never drink or text while driving. v

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by: Kristin Taylor

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andon May has Autism but that hasn’t stopped him having fun and playing a sport. A couple of years ago he joined GoSoccer, which is affiliated with the McCracken County Youth Soccer Association. GoSoccer is designed for special needs children from 5 to 18 years old. It has taught Landon May how to kick, pass and score, but, more importantly, the program has taught him other important skills that he’ll use for the rest of life - regardless of whether he’s on a soccer field. An occupational therapist recommended GoSoccer to Landon’s parents when he was five. Landon has played with the team every spring and fall session for the past three years. “This program has given Landon the opportunity to work on and improve so many things,” explained his mother, Sarah May. “Playing GoSoccer involves social skills, following directions, sharing, taking turns, and initiating conversation. GoSoccer has allowed Landon to be involved in a sport and really feel like part of a team, which is sometimes hard to do when you have a child with autism,” The May family lives in Metropolis, Illinois. “We have met families who have similar challenges to ours and it has been great getting to know them,” Sarah told me. “It is a great opportunity for children like Landon. Everyone involved with GoSoccer is completely understanding of any issues that your child may face. The coaches are terrific and work with each child to make them feel welcome and part of the team.”

Establishing GoSoccer Mark Vance, a physical therapist with Rehab Associates, started the program in 2008 when he had a wheelchair-bound patient who wanted to play soccer. That conversation led to others about the lack of activities for youth like his patient. Rehab Associates’ office manager Amy Peal organized everything and the program was initially funded by an Emerging Needs Grant from the local United Way. The Rehab Associates Foundation, whose mission is to promote community fitness, continues to make GoSoccer available free for special needs children. The foundation provides the funding for registration fees for McCracken County Youth Soccer Association and the national Top Soccer program as well as T-shirts and team pictures for participants. The foundation generates revenue for the program with various events the help sustain the program, which recently bought new equipment to use during its fall and spring seasons at Paducah Regional Sports Plex on Hinkleville Road. In the fall of 2010, Arianne Dillon became friends with Peal. “She asked if I would be interested in volunteering with GoSoccer. I’m 18 • July2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com


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an accountant by profession and at that point didn’t have any experience with kids, much less kids with special needs,” Dillon recounted. “Amy said, ‘We really need a coach. You should do it.’ For whatever reason I said I would.” Dillon may not have had experience with children, but she did know how to play soccer from her childhood days on the field. She played at Reidland High School and continued playing recreational leagues. “When I started I had zero experience with special needs kids outside of Go Soccer, but it’s so rewarding,” Dillon said. “It’s become part of my life.”

Come to Play For eight weeks in March and April, and again September and October, Dillon spends one hour each Thursday evening at the Sports Plex in West Paducah with the children who sign up to play GoSoccer. The Sports Plex is an indoor sports facility that includes indoor soccer facilities. They are trying to get the word out and encourage more families to join. Ironically, last season, the majority of the seventeen kids who participated in GoSoccer came from southern Illinois. In each practice, the team plays different games, shoots on the goal, passes to each other, plays soccer bowling, and works on other skills such as receiving and stopping the ball, throw-ins, and volleys. “We cram as many exercises as we can into each practice,” said Dillon. “When I first started, I was so nervous about the whole situation. I was super organized and had play-by-plays mapped out so I knew what we were going to do. You can have that, but it all depends on where those kids are emotionally and physically when they come to practice that day.” Usually, players split up into smaller groups to work on drills that encourage them to talk to each other and be engaged with the group. Dillon reports seeing real progress in their behavior, as the kids become more comfortable with each other and more confident in themselves. Even so, the group dynamic changes depending on the ages and needs of each

participant. “With most of them it was really challenging at first,” she told me. “Now it’s something that naturally occurs. There still tends to be a group that doesn’t make eye contact and struggles to talk directly to you,” Dillon explained “Each kid is completely different as special needs is such a large umbrella. Even within one category – say autism – there is such a range with each kid.”

A great night for the whole family GoSoccer participants play on the field while their parents sit behind the fiberglass window. Dillon said she asks parents to stay, just in case they are needed, but usually they have time to chat with other parents who often understand the challenges they face raising a child with special needs. “It’s such a great time for parents to be around people who go through the same struggles as they do,” Dillon noted. “They also get a break from their every night responsibilities. They sit out there, talk and share stories. While I try to keep every child engaged.” To make the GoSoccer sessions even more efficient and productive, Dillon relies on volunteers to help her coach the players. “Ideally we’d have a buddy for every child. The more volunteers we have, the better experience those kids have. These buddies are local high school and college students who need volunteer hours to graduate, or they just want to come out and do it. I’ve received emails from teenagers telling me how much they love our program and love those kids. They’ll say it’s the most fun they’ve had volunteering.” Registration for the upcoming season, which begins September 5, 2013 is open until August 30, 2013 and is free. The team meets each Thursday at 5 p.m. throughout September and October and concludes the season with a fun activity. For more information, to volunteer as a buddy or to register, contact Arianne Dillon at arianne.dillon @usbank.com or Amy Peal at apeal@goperformancefit.com, call 270-442-4396, or visit www.rehabassociatesfoundation.org. v www.purchasefamilymag.com July2013 • 19


SENIOR SPOT

by: Eddie Jordan, SMP Project Coordinator

Medicare Changes Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS)

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here are some changes taking place starting this July for Medicare reimbursement on durable medical equipment. You will be receiving letters from Medicare or your Medicare Advantage Plan provider about the program. Suppliers of the equipment, including diabetes supplies, are bidding on contracts to sell/rent equipment. The purpose is to control costs, to make sure people receive quality equipment, supplies and services, and to strengthen protections against Medicare fraud.

You should always ask if the supplier is an approved contract supplier before ordering supplies. A non-contract supplier must issue an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) saying Medicare will not pay. By signing this notice, the beneficiary agrees to pay the entire amount. Be sure to read all forms before you sign anything accepting the supplies.

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you will receive a letter explaining the changes applies to out-of-network suppliers only. You will not be affected by the changes if your supplier is in the provider’s network. However, if you get your supplies from a non-network supplier, then you will need to contact them to see if they will accept the provider’s payment terms. You can also contact your provider.

• The program does NOT affect which physicians or hospitals beneficiaries use • You may need to change DMEPOS suppliers for Medicare to pay • May be able to stay with current supplier you are renting from if they elect to be “grandfathered” • If in a Medicare Advantage plan, you should check with the plan provider • Medicare will pay 80% of the Medicare approved amount for equipment, supplies and services after beneficiaries pay their annual Part B deductible. Beneficiaries are responsible for a 20% co-insurance • Contract suppliers cannot bill for more than these amounts

Approved Contract Suppliers For those that have Medicare Part A and B, you may have to change to a contract suppler. A list of suppliers in our area can be viewed by going to the DMEPOS Supplier Locator Tool: www.medicare.gov/supplier or by contacting Medicare at 1800-633-4227. Round 2 of the program, which includes Kentucky, is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2013. A new mail order service for diabetes supplies is also scheduled to go into effect in July in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 4 US territories.

Key points to remember about the program:

For suspected overpayment or fraud call: • Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 • Fraud hotline of the HHS Office of Inspector General at 1-800-447-8477 • Your local SMP or SHIP office

Eddie Jordan, Senior Medicare Patrol Project Coordinator is located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive in Paducah. Call 270-4428993 or email eddie@pmcsc.org The SMP program is partially funded by the Louisville Metro Government and by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. v

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second-grade girl and her family lost many items when their McCracken County house caught on fire last May. Thankfully, she was as prepared as she could have been for the event, as well as comforted afterwards, thanks to the effort of our local chapter of the American Red Cross. She had recently attended a disaster preparedness presentation at her school where she was given a pillowcase full of emergency supplies. She happened to show her pillowcase to the Red Cross volunteer who was among those responding to the house fire. She told the volunteer she had just been through the class at school. “It was one of the sweetest things I had heard and melted my heart to know we were able to comfort a small child who lost so much that day,” remembered Allison Devine, Volunteer Manager and Community Programs Specialist for the Paducah Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Pillowcase Project The Pillowcase Project, as it has been named, is designed for second-graders to learn more about disasters that can happen around the world, including potential major disasters in Kentucky. The project’s goals are to help students become familiar with the types of disasters that could affect them; including thunderstorms, tornadoes, fires and floods. The classes inform students, and by extension their families, about the importance of creating disaster preparedness kits and plans. Each student receives a pillowcase – which will hold the activity book, crayons, glow stick, emergency whistle, and personal first aid kit they are given during the class. It’s big enough to add any other emergency supplies they wish.

meeting place in case of a fire. Children are taught about different types of emergency workers and what they do to help the community. They learn why it’s important to know your family members’ names as well as their home address and phone number, and of course the importance of dialing 911. “We cover the things the students and families should add to their pillowcase once they get home and where to store it so that it is ready if needed,” Devine explained. “The program is really fun and interactive. We have received lots of good feedback from the teachers and hope to continue with the program in the coming years.”

A great idea from a terrible storm The national American Red Cross started this program after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding area in August 2005. Many families and kids brought their own pillowcases to the shelters with what they could grab before evacuating their homes. While disastrous events are frightening for adults, they can be even more traumatic for children, particularly if they don’t know what to do. It was out of a chaotic and traumatic situation that this great idea was born and has since become known as The Pillowcase Project. “It was after seeing so many kids

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scared and unsure as to what to do that the Red Cross established the program,” Devine explained. “Evacuating your home or covering your head in a tub through a tornado is a very scary thing for everyone so we want to be sure that we cover the basics ahead of time.” In the fall of 2012, Paducah Area Chapter began the pillowcase program with the sponsorship of United Way of Paducah and the Ballard County Welfare Association. Since then, about 800 students in McCracken and Ballard counties have been taught disaster preparedness through this program and have stocked pillowcases ready in case of an emergency.

Being Red Cross Ready in Paducah The Paducah area chapter was formed in 1917. Throughout the years, the chapter has responded to local floods, fires, tornadoes and ice storms. Local volunteers have also been deployed nationally to support disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, the terrorist attacks in New York, wildfires in

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California and Colorado, tornadoes in Georgia, Hurricane Sandy in New York, and the bombing in New Jersey. The Red Cross office is located at 232 N. Eighth St. in Paducah and serves Ballard, Livingston and McCracken counties. All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money. The American Red Cross does not receive government funding but is supported by United Way of Paducah and community donors. Programs include armed forces services in which the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center for military families is available around the clock every day. For more information about this, call 877-272-7337. The chapter also offers health and safety classes for which participants may register online at www.redcross.org/take-a-class.

Be Red Cross Ready If disaster does strike, the Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared with its “Be Red Cross Ready” checklist: • Know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community. • Have a family disaster plan and have practiced it. • Have an emergency preparedness kit. • At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED. • Take action to help my community prepare. Adults need to take the lead in responding to disasters because the children watching them will follow. Words from an adult that the children trust can provide reassurance if they are scared. The Red Cross encourages parents to be realistic but not to react fearfully. The disaster preparedness information on the American Red Cross website notes that feelings of fear are healthy and natural for both adults and children. But as an adult, you need to keep control of the situation. When you're sure that danger has passed, concentrate on your child's emotional needs by asking the child what's uppermost in his or her mind. Having children participate in the family’s recovery activities will help them feel that their life will soon return to normal. Your response during this time may have a lasting impact. Devine said she would like to expand The Pillowcase Project throughout the rest of the Purchase Area. Anyone interesting in sponsoring this effort should contact the Red Cross office at 270-442-3575 or redcrosspaducah@gmail.com. Other volunteers also are welcome and can register online at www.redcross.org/wky by selecting “apply to volunteer.” v www.purchasefamilymag.com July2013 • 23


ACTIVE CARE

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

Caring for your Neck

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ost people don't give a second thought to the many functions the body performs on a daily basis, until they get sick. For this reason, many people wait to see a chiropractor. There are five dangerous words that doctors hear all the time from their patients who delay coming in: "maybe it will go away." The problem is it never does, and then the patient is in worse shape when they come in to the office. What most people don't know is that the cervical spine (neck) is the most complicated articular system in the body. If you suffer an injury to the neck, the results of that injury can be widespread across the whole body. Your neck should allow you to bend, twist, and turn freely without pain, stiffness, or discomfort. Neck pain or stiffness is the first symptom to show when someone's neck is out of alignment. This area of your spine moves over 600 times an hour, whether you are awake or asleep. Neck pain is a common complaint and is responsible for lost productivity in the workplace and at home. Loss of sleep, fatigue, mood changes, and other problems commonly occur because of neck pain. When the spinal nerves that come from the neck become irritated or compressed, they can also cause pain into the shoulder, the arm, cause tingling or numbness, and contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome (which may cause weakness, numbness, or tingling in the hands). Neck injuries are the major underlying cause of chronic headaches, resulting over 18 million office visits to doctors every year in the U.S.

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Common causes of neck problems are accidents such as falls, sports injuries, or whiplash injuries from auto accidents. Poor posture, weak muscles, stress, everyday wear and tear, joint problems, and degeneration also contribute to neck problems. A chiropractor is the doctor for you if you are experiencing neck pain. A chiropractor is highly trained in chiropractic adjustment methods to treat neck pain. An adjustment reduces the irritation of the delicate nerves, reduces muscle spasm, and increases mobility and circulation so the body can heal itself. What should you do to keep your neck and back healthy, after your injury is healed? Be sure you have proper posture and good sleeping position. You should sleep on your back with a supportive pillow under your neck to maintain the normal curve of the neck.


When you're trying to fight spinal injuries, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. These tips may help you prevent a spinal problem before it starts.

Playing Sports: • Take time to warm up slowly before the game. Increase your heart rate with calisthenics, flexibility exercises, or light running. When you start to break a sweat, your body is at the correct temperature to stretch tendons and muscles.

In The Yard: • When mowing the grass, push the mower straight ahead of you. Avoid twisting and turning motions. If you must lift, bend your knees and let your arms and legs do the work, not your back. Stand as erect as possible. Take frequent breaks to avoid muscle strain. Before gardening, exercise to warm up. Stretching is important in preventing injuries. Kneel instead of bending. Alternate your weight as much as possible to balance the muscles used. Then cool down when you're finished with exercises and a short walk.

In The Home: • When you wash dishes, don't stand with both feet flat on the floor. Instead, raise one foot higher than the other by placing it on a short step, and then redistribute some of your weight by leaning against the counter. Try this: open the cabinet beneath the sink, bend your knee, and put your foot on the lowest shelf.

• When raking leaves, stand in a scissor position, reversing your legs often. Bend at the knees if you need to pick up grass and leaves, not at the waist. Make small piles to decrease back strain. For mowing, use your weight to push the mower. Whenever possible, use tools that are ergonomically correct for the job.

• When you are resting or watching TV, don't use the arm of the sofa as a pillow. The angle is too sharp for your neck.

Utilization of these tips can save you many unhappy visits to the doctor. Remember, prevention is the key to a healthy spine. However, if you are currently experiencing neck pain make an appointment with your chiropractor to determine what is causing it and how to get rid of it. v

• When picking up a child, don't bend at the waist. Squat with your back straight, keep the child close to you, and use your legs and arms to lift.

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PA R E N T S PA G E

by: Laura Duff, Owner of Bitty Bites by a Pampered Palate

Purees are Perfect! Fresh baby food ideas ood is my passion. I spent the first part of my career as a Registered Dietitian studying the science of food before trading in my lab coat for a caterer’s apron and dedicating myself to the art of food at A Pampered Palate.

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vor and nutrition. Whether you are introducing baby to food for the first time or adding fruits and vegetables to an older child’s diet, purées are an excellent option if you follow these simple guidelines.

Last year I became an aunt for the first time and I wanted to share my passion for food with my new nephew Jayce. As I searched for healthy and delicious options for him, I was met repeatedly with bland and boring processed jars. In truth, I thought the “baby food” aisle too closely resembled the pet food aisle.

Top Five Puree Guidelines

However, I soon learned there is another and better way freshly prepared baby food purées that are packed with fla-

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1. Keep it simple. Blend a freshly roasted or steamed fruit or vegetable with a little bit of water to your desired consistency. That’s it! 2. Follow basic food safety principles. Preparing food for baby is no different that preparing food for adults. Always wash your hands before beginning and clean


all your utensils thoroughly. Do not serve any leftovers that are more than 72 hours old: That’s an important rule to remember once the purées are ready to serve to baby. Also, always place the puree you are about to serve your baby in a separate bowl. This is to keep the storage container free of any saliva since it contains bacteria and will contaminate the remainder of the batch. 3. Purees are perfect as is. There is no need to add any additional flavoring or butter to a purée. Fruits and vegetables are a complete meal, especially to a beginning eater! 4. Mother Nature isn’t consistent. The universal consistency of jarred baby food comes from the processing not the food itself. The consistency of fresh purées will vary based on the fruit or vegetable being used. Some vegetables, such as squash, have a higher water content and will be runnier than a starchier vegetable such as a sweet potato. If baby prefers a thinner consistency, you can always add more water. 5. Remember to be aware of allergies. Always consult with your pediatrician regarding food introduction and any foods that could pose allergy risks. A good rule of thumb is to introduce one food at a time for a week to assure there are no allergic reactions. I know that convenience is a huge concern for any parent and the truth is pureeing does take additional time. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll be convinced that it’s well worth the effort! Due to my own difficulties in finding fresh nutritious options for my nephew, I have launched Bitty Bites by a Pampered Palate. Bitty Bites, uses high quality fresh fruits and vegetables to make purees which are frozen. This locks in the nutrition and makes it easy to reheat at your convenience. For more information on please visit, www.mybittybites.com. I hope you explore purées as an excellent way to create lifelong food lovers like me! v

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Monique Zuber, the United Way of Paducah-McCracken

Stuff The Bus! Annual school supplies drive

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f you are the parent of a school age child, July is typically the time of the year that you and your kids begin anticipating the start of the new school year. While your kids may not be ready to go back to the classroom, they are usually excited about the purchase of new school supplies: Pencils, paper, backpacks, crayons and folders, hand sanitizer and Kleenex are all items you need to mark off your list to ensure your child is prepared to start the new school year. We all know when we start to see those printed lists from the school district appear in stores and malls around the area that school is just around the corner! Unfortunately, the list of needs for the new school year doesn’t stop with the purchase of traditional school

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supplies. Your children, who have probably grown three inches this summer, also need new clothes and new shoes. By the time you’ve got them all dressed and stocked up with supplies, back to school shopping can really break the bank! While these purchases may stretch some budgets to the limit, many families in the Purchase area simply cannot make ends meet with these additional costs. Surveys and statistics reveal that poverty in our area is on the rise. Did you know that 24.6% of children in McCracken County and 36.4% of children in the city of Paducah are living in poverty? The United Way of PaducahMcCracken County strives to assist children and families in our community with back to school costs through our annual school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.

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The United Way’s fourth annual Stuff the Bus will take place Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A school bus will be parked outside of both Paducah Wal-Mart locations. United Way staff and volunteers join together with directors and volunteers from McCracken County and Paducah city Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. They will be passing out school supply lists to Wal-Mart shoppers encouraging them to buy school supplies to help us Stuff the Bus. All school supplies collected will be divided equally among each of the McCracken County public schools and Paducah city pub-


West, Resource Director. “This program collects school supplies that our Family Resource Center at Clark School can give to parents and students who may need some extra help getting all the supplies their child needs to start the school year”. Local businesses, organizations and agencies are encouraged to join in the program by having their own school supply drive during the week leading up to the event. The supplies they collect can be dropped off the day of Stuff the Bus, Saturday, July 20, at either Paducah Wal-Mart location between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

lic schools. Their goal is to collect enough school supplies to provide every child in need throughout Paducah and McCracken County with the items they must have to start the 2013/2014 school year. The United Way is proud to partner with our local schools and appreciates all of their hard work to help make this a successful school supply drive. These coordinators serve children and families everyday and understand the importance of having the appropriate supplies for school. “To equip the average Elementary student with the supplies they need to begin school our parents spend around $65 per child,” explained Tracy E. Lambert, Greyhound Family Resource and Youth Services Center Coordinator. “As our children get older, the cost of preparing them for school grows as well. In previous years I served Reidland K – 12th grades and, when the school supply donations and monetary donations were combined, it took close to $2,500 a year to cover the cost of the items requested for Reidland children in need. Stuff the Bus is an event that helps to support our efforts to prepare these children. The event provides school supplies for every McCracken County and Paducah City School. They are divided equally and fairly for all schools and grade levels. It is the perfect way for individuals, organizations, or churches to make a difference in our community and the life of a child!”

The United Way welcome volunteers and looks forward to working with you! Let’s join together as a community and Stuff the Bus for the children of Paducah and McCracken County! If your business or organization is interested in hosting a school supply drive, or you are interested in volunteering for Stuff the Bus, please contact Monique Zuber via email at the United Way, Monique@unitedwaypaducah.org or call her at 270-442-1691. v

“Kids Company 1 Family Resource Center at Clark Elementary school is very appreciative of United Way's Stuff the Bus program every summer,” added Robyn

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

Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org National Symbols Showdown. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 1 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Independence Day at the Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 1-4 p.m. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

JULY

Independence Day Celebration. Paducah Riverfront. Concert, 7 PM. Fireworks, 9:15 PM.

MONDAY 1:

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

TUESDAY 2: Bald Eagle. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Red Wolves. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org “Fall Gardening.” Toolbox Classes hosted by Purchase Area Master Gardeners. 5 p.m. Free. McCracken County Extension Office. Call to register: 270-554-9520.

WEDNESDAY 3: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Off the Shelf Book Discussion. Home. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net

THURSDAY 4: INDEPENDENCE DAY McCracken County Public Library – closed. Bike Around Mayfield. Registration opens at 6 AM. Riders may choose to start at 7 or 8 AM. Clearly marked routes of 15, 32, 61 & 100 miles. All will have rest stops, SAG & port-a-johns. Everyone is encouraged to pre-register. Whether pre-registered or not, ALL riders are guaranteed a tee shirt. Helmets are required. This ride concides with Mayfield's Glory Days Festival around town square. Many more details available at www.mayfieldkiwanis.org

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FRIDAY 5: Animal Meet and Greet. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Sunset Kayak Trip. Meet at Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 6 – 8:30 p.m. $20/kayak. To reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Fireworks at Paducah International Raceway.

SATURDAY 6: Traditional Hooked Rugs Demonstration. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Turtle Race. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org What Lurks at Night at Your Campsite? Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Live on Broadway event. Music, inflatables, food/retail vendors. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Paducah. 270-444-8649.


Sunset Canoe Trip. Meet at Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 6 – 8:30 p.m. $25/kayak. To reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Evening Planetarium Show. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Planetarium. 8 p.m. $5/$3. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Star Party. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Observatory. 9 p.m. Call 270924-2020 or www.lbl.org

SUNDAY 7: Totally Turkeys. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org A Walk with the Animals: Historic Breeds. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 2 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org The Voice: Animal Edition. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

MONDAY 8: Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 10-17. 1 PM. Trash Talk. Create a time capsule to take home. 2 PM. Movie Time: Wall-E (G). McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

TUESDAY 9: Puppet Playhouse Theatre. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Dome Theatre. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM - 6 p.m. 30-minute shows all day. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. WKCTC Enrollment Blast. Faculty and staff to help individuals through the college enrollment process. 4:30 p.m. -¬ 8:30 p.m Anderson Technical Building. For more information about the Enrollment Blast, contact the WKCTC recruitment office at (270) 534-3454.

WEDNESDAY 10: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Dome Theatre. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM - 6 p.m. 30-minute shows all day. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

THURSDAY 11: Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center, Paducah. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. 270-443-1746. Become a Snake-ologist. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. WKCTC Enrollment Blast. Faculty and staff to help individuals through the college enrollment process. 4:30 p.m. -¬ 8:30 p.m Anderson Technical Building. For more information about the Enrollment Blast, contact the WKCTC recruitment office at (270) 534-3454. Hearts of Saints. Christian pop/rock group. Paducah Riverfront Concert. 7:30 p.m. Wilson Stage. Free.

FRIDAY 12: Pinnochio. Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. 4:30 & 7 PM. Carson Center. www.thecarsoncenter.org

SATURDAY 13: Cool and Crawly Critters Day. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $5/adults; $4/child, ages 5-12. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org 1850s Indoor Entertainment. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

SUNDAY 14: Bikes on Broadway Bike Ride. 1-4 p.m. www.bikeworldky.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR Dovetail Joinery. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Howl Your Head Off. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 3:30 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

MONDAY 15: Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 10-17. 1 PM. Mind Games with Mentalist. 2 PM. Movie Time: Star Wars Episode I (PG). McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

TUESDAY 16: Readers of the Lost Book Magic Show. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM, 1 & 3 p.m. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Bobcats. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Totally Tubular Turtles. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Corn Shuck Doll Workshop. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. $20/doll. Call to reserve your spot - 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

WEDNESDAY 17: Readers of the Lost Book Magic Show. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM, 1 & 3 p.m. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

THURSDAY 18: Snakes. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. Maiden Alley Film Brew. Doors open at 6 p.m.; film begins at 7 p.m. Intermission of beer and snacks. www.maidenalleycinema.org

FRIDAY 19: Semi-Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. St. Paul Lutheran Church. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wranglers’ Campground Half-price camping. Land Between the Lakes. Call: 270-924-2200 or 2201.

SATURDAY 20: Paducah Pediatrics Kid Triathlon. Ages 7-14. For more information on triathlon or training program, contact Amy Peal at apeal@goperformancefit.com or 270744-3701. Semi-Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. St. Paul Lutheran Church. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stuff the Bus. Hosted by United Way. Either Paducah Wal-mart location will be accepting new school supplies to distribute to needy students. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 270-442-1691. Puttin’ By the Garden. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Storytime on the Wild Side. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org “Bee” Amazed. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. American Girl Book Club – Marie-Grace & Cecile. McCracken County Public Library. 3 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

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Live on Broadway event. Music, inflatables, food/retail vendors. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Paducah. 270-444-8649.

Evening Upstairs: The Rockin’ Little Angel, Rockin’ Ray Smith. McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St. 7 PM. 270.442.2510 • mclib.net

SUNDAY 21:

Wreck-it Ralph. Movies in the Park. Noble Park Ampitheatre, Paducah. Show begins at dusk.

Wooden Spoon Making. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Fun with Fossils. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Master Gardeners’ Demo Garden. Twilight in the Garden. Free. Tours, educational events and plant sale. 5 p.m. Call for more information, 270-554-9520.

FRIDAY 26: MONDAY 22: Teen Summer Reading Program. Ages 10-17. 1 PM. Snot Funny, create green slime. 2 PM. Movie Time: Flubber (PG). McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

SATURDAY 27:

TUESDAY 23:

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

Market House Story Theatre. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM, 1 & 3 p.m. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Real Hoot-enanny. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Puppet Playhouse Theatre. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Walk the Plank. Pirate-themed party at Noble Park Pool. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission & concessions.

Iron Chef Animal. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Sunset Kayak Trip. Meet at Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 6 – 8:30 p.m. $20/kayak. To reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

WEDNESDAY 24:

Live on Broadway event. Music, inflatables, food/retail vendors. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Paducah. 270-444-8649.

Market House Story Theatre. Summer Reading Program. 10 AM, 1 & 3 p.m. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

SUNDAY 28:

Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Household Remedies and Repellants. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 13 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

THURSDAY 25:

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

Goodies for Groundhog. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

MONDAY 29:

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

Practical Life Skills Workshop: Hand Sewing – making a quilt square. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. $20. Reservations required with full deposit. Ideal for home educators. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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EVENTS CALENDAR TUESDAY 30: Coyotes. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 3:30 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Free Family Law Clinic. McCracken County Public Library. 4-6 PM. Pre-registration is encouraged for personalized help, but is not required. To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 4425518. Held the last Tuesday of each month. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office.

WEDNESDAY 31: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

AUGUST 3: Live on Broadway event. Music, inflatables, food/retail vendors. 69 p.m. Downtown Paducah. 270-444-8649.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9: 11th Quilt Japan. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

JULY 9: Alexandra and Loeb. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org JULY 12 – OCTOBER 8: From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org SECOND SATURDAYS Gallery Walk . Visit Lowertown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday. 12PM – 8 PM. Apprenticeship for Artists. Ages 13+. Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department. 444-8508. Glass Artisan Guild. Meets in Murray and is open to all. For information, contact Judi Little at 270-436-5132 or visit www.artisanglassguild.com. Meets the 2nd tue at 6PMUsually at the Murray Transit Center- but we also meet in members studios for special projects and demonstrations. Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city"s important role during the Civil War. Call 1-800-PADUCAH for more. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings, Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151. National Quilt Museum. 215 Jefferson Street. For more, call 442-8856. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are free. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance. Paducah Railroad Museum - 200 Washington Street. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com. Paducah Railroad Museum – 200 Washington St. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org River Discovery Center – 117 S. Water Street. Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sunday 1 – 5 PM . $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 270-5759958. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 WEDNESDAY Evening Meals.$6 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are not necessary. Food served from 5:30 – 6 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. 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. 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. Directed by Art Deweese. 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.

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

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

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

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JULY 18 - 22: Vacation Bible School. 6 - 8:30 PM. Preschool - 5th grade welcome.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Call church office for more.

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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Paducah, Ky 270443-8251 • 415 Audobon Drive Paducah, KY www.fccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30 AM, 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.

SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM

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

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

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545 SUNDAY: Church School 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Youth Choir (6TH - 12TH grades), 4:30 PM, Youth Group 5:30 - 7 PM, Handbells, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Children's Choir & activities 4 - 5:45 PM; Adult Choir 7 PM

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

Fountain Avenue United Methodist - 443-1724 SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9 AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. Evening Services: 6 p.m. MONDAY/THURSDAY: Quilting Group, 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner, 5:30 PM ($5/ call for reservation by Tuesday Noon); Program and youth activities, 6 PM; Choir, 6:30 PM.

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

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

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 www.gracechurchint.org

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

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

House of Hope Ministries, 270-933-1069 www.hohmin.org, Pastor Michael Pryor SUNDAY - 9:30 – 10:15 AM, Purpose Driven Life Class and Sunday School; 11 AM, Worship Service WEDNESDAY – 6:30 – 7:15 PM, Midweek Fill-up Service


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

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

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

The Journey Church – Calloway County 3rd Floor Curris Center, Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071 Service Times: SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

The Journey Church – Marshall County 198 Old Symsonia Rd., Benton, KY 42025 Service Time: SUNDAYS, 11 AM

Ledbetter United Methodist Church 200 Golden Meadow Drive, Ledbetter. SUNDAY: Worship Service 9:30 AM; Sunday School 10:30 AM

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

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

AM

Evening Service 6

PM.

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

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9

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

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

AM,

Worship Service 10

AM.

(Holy

Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

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

McKendree United Methodist Church - 488-3770 or 488-2444. SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM Worship, 10:30 AM Youth and Children Activities, 4:30 PM Evening Worship, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study, 6:30 PM EVERY 3RD SATURDAY, Senior Citizens Social Dinner - 4:30 to 6 PM. Clothes Closet: Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM.; Saturday: 9 AM Noon. Most items 25 cents to $1.

Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian - 488-2588 SUNDAY: Donuts & Coffee, 9 AM.; Sunday School, 9:30 AM.; Morning Worship, 10:30 AM.; Evening, 6 PM. • WEDNESDAY: Evening meal, 5:30 PM.; Bible Study (all ages), 6:15 PM

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New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 www.newhopecpchurch.org

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

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

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, contact@mscpchurch.com

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

New City Fellowship –270-816-3053 www.ncfpaducah.com, Pastor Ismael Gurrola SUNDAY: Worship: 10 AM at Paducah’s Sportsplex Life Groups throughout the weekdays

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

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

Olivet Baptist Church - 442-3267 email: office@obcpaducah.org New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland – 898-9664 SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM

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

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

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

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah, Pastor - Bob Kelley, bkelley@vci.net SUNDAY: Sunday School, 10 AM, Morning Worship and Children's Church 11 AM, SUNDAY EVENING 6 PM; WEDNESDAY: Teaching Time for Adults and Patch the Pirate Club for Children 7 PM; FRIDAYS: Reformers Unanimous, a group that will help you overcome addictions, 7 - 9 PM. Clothes Closet open 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. FRIDAYS: RUI, Addiction Recovery Program. 7 PM. If you need a ride or more information, call the church office.

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – 422-1000 1110 N. 14th Street, Paducah SUNDAY: Explorer Hour: 9:30 AM; Worship 11AM, 1st Sunday: Lord Supper 6PM, 1ST & 3RD MONDAY: Women’s Fellowship 6 PM, 3RD MONDAY: Brotherhood 6 PM, WEDNESDAY: Prayer/Bible Study 6 PM, 1ST WEDNESDAY: Youth Bible Study 6 PM

The Potter's House Baptist Worship Center -270-928-9905 www.pottershousebwc.com SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Sunday evening 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Small groups for adults and children, 7 PM Nursery Service provided for all services.

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

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

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

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY 270-362-2171, http://stpiusx.us • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 6 PM

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

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WEDNESDAY: 10 AM - 3 PM Mission Room Open; 4:30 - 6 PM Evening Meal; 6:30 - 8 PM AWANA (2 - 6th grade), The Light (7th - 12th grade); 6:45 PM Adult Bible Classes

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org - Mass Schedule: MONDAY

–FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 at 11

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

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

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 442-8294 SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship

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 www.stpiusx.us 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 www.stmore.org

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

SATURDAY: 5:30 PM • SUNDAY: 9 & 11 AM (3 PM En Español) Nursery available at all services. • WEDNESDAY: Mother’s Day Out • THURSDAY: Moms Group Playgroup 4TH MONDAY EVENING: Active MOMS group Active couples group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us

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

Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516 http://www.facebook.com/TUMCPaducah

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

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634

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

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

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

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On-Going Community Events & Notices:

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

Downtown Paducah Farmer’s Market is open!

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

Leadership Paducah applications now available. Selection of class participants is conducted by the Leadership Paducah Foundation Board of Directors. Visit the Chamber’s website at www.paducahchamber.org or www.leadershippaducah.org or contact Stacy Thomas at the Paducah Chamber for an application form (270) 443-1746 or sthomas@paducahchamber.org. Deadline for application submission is Monday, May 13, 2013.

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

Live on Broadway is a signature community event featuring outdoor music and entertainment as well as historic Paducah’s wide range of retail stores, art galleries, restaurants and businesses. 2013 Live on Broadway runs May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) through August 3 most Saturdays from 6 PM to 9 PM.

West Kentucky Christian Alliance (non-denominational) 270-994-3230

DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book discussion for Salting Roses will be held Monday, March 18 at 1:00 PM The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. The discussion of The End of Your Life Book Club will be held on April 15 at 1:00 PM New members are welcome to attend our discussions. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699.

Sponsoring the 1st Bible Study in this area of the nationally acclaimed conference held recently in Memphis entitled BEHOLD YOUR GOD. 12-week study, held at the Paducah Library on MONDAY NIGHTS OR SATURDAY AFTERNOONS (once per week). It starts this month, and seating is limited. Call 270-994-3230 to register and go to BeholdYourGod.org for information. This study is appropriate for teens thru adults, church or nonmembers.

DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and discussion will be held on April 15 at 1:00 p.m. New members are welcome to attend. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699.

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

American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity. SECOND MONDAYS of every month. 6 PM Paducah-area chapter is looking for volunteers for disaster relief training. To support Ballard, Livingston & McCracken counties. Call 270-442-3575 for more information.

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

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

Are you a “homebound” book lover? If you are elderly, critically ill, or temporarily unable to come to the McCracken County Public Library, you may be able to have the books come to you! The library is offering Homebound Service to those who qualify. Residents of Paducah and McCracken County can apply for the free service by calling the library and having an application sent to them by mail or by going on-line to www.mclib.net and clicking on the application site. Materials

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

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Harmony Road Music School Preschool classes for babies thru 5 years with parents. Group piano classes for ages 5 thru adult. Beginner thru advanced levels. 2226 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY Friend us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School (270)444-3669 • www.harmonyroadpaducah.com

Lakewood Gymnastics Lakewood Gymnastics is Western Kentucky's NUMBER ONE Gymnastics training center. Established in 1985 by Jim and Vicki Swick, Lakewood Gymnastics offers quality instruction in gymnastics, tumbling, and cheer. Programs offered: Preschool Gymnastics, Developmental Gymnastics, Tumbling, Competitive Gymnastics, Competitive Cheer, Competitive Tumbling and Trampoline. Two locations Lakewood of Paducah (270) 444-0862. Lakewood of Marshall County (270) 527-0020 www.lakewoodgym.com

St. Mary Early Childhood Center St. Mary preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year old children is the only four star center in McCracken county and one of only ten four star centers across the state of KY. Open 6:30 AM till 5:30 PM call (270)442-1681 x 254 or email bspees@smss.org for registration information. Visit our website www.smss.org, click on the our schools tab.


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The Rhythm Factory Fall classes for ages 2 and up offered in multiple dance styles, vocal coaching, and drama. Flexible scheduling, family friendly atmosphere, caring and enthusiastic teachers. We let your child thrive and learn through performing arts. We are all about creativity! For more information, call 270.210.4990 or visit us online at www.trfpaducah.com

Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy Skip the sweltering heat of outdoor sports and spend the summer with us! Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy offers private and group jiu-jitsu and kickboxing classes in a fun, safe, and comfortably cool environment. Not only will you have a blast and get in shape, the benefits from training with us will help you throughout the upcoming school year!

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Graves County YMCA Convenient locations at each school in Graves County and Mayfield City. We offer homework help, healthy snacks, organized games and physical activity, arts and crafts. Our friendly and certified staff will take great care of your child in a safe and fun learning environment. For more information, please call 270-247-0049


can be mailed to private homes. Those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospitals may receive materials by hand delivery from the staff. Free service homebound. Questions, contact Cathy Edwards at 270-443-2510, ext. 118.

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

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

MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email recyclenow.info@gmail.com. Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers (age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233. Civil Air Patrol - National Guard Armory, 8000 Hinkleville Road, , Tuesdays, 6 8:30 PM. Offering lessons in aviation and aerospace principles, along with teamwork and leadership training. Members often participate in rescue and disaster relief missions. $34 per year for youth; $61 for adults. For more info, call 270-3311750 or email kycap201@calldialog.net. FREE GED Classes.WKCTC, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at KY Oaks Mall. To register, call 270-534-3451. Fridays through June 20: Take a FREE official practice test at the Anderson Technical Building. Tests start at 8:30 AM. You can also take the GED FREE. Call to schedule a time. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 Neighbors Unifying Ballard County: MEETS THE 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 PM, at the Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway, LaCenter. UNBC is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county. Anyone interested in participating in community improvement is welcome. For more information, contact Elaine Jarvis, president at 270-665-5057. Find us on Facebook. Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Society is open Fridays, 9 AM until 4 PM. For more information contact, Murray Akers, 270-628-3203. Ballard County Cemetery Boad: Meets the first Thursday of each month, 4:30 PM, at Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway in LaCenter, KY. Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preseve our old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270-210-3538. Like us on Facebook. Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week. Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, and stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – noon and 1 – 4 PM. Call 270-442-6795. The Christian Art Center, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts". Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed. Contact Gretchen Smith, (270) 243-0444 or tallartist@hotmail.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR McCracken County Animal Shelter. Monday through Saturday. 10 AM - 5 PM. 455 County Park Road, Paducah, KY. St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247. Bluegrass Downs - Harness Racetrack and Simulcast Outlet - Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday close at 7:30 PM, Concessions and Bar open daily. (270) 444-7117 Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-9679601 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 FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will

– 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.

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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.

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

TUESDAYS: Kids Eat Free & Craft Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road.

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

SECOND TUESDAYS: Zonta Club of Paducah, 6:00 PM. Whaler’s Catch, 123 N. Second Street. Advancing the status of women world wide through service and advocacy. For more information, email President Lisa Hoppmann, lghoppmann@aol.com or call 270-366-6183

THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH - Book Club. Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 10AM. Everyone is welcome to join our book club to discuss the book of the month. Call to find out what we're reading, 270-444-0044 SECOND THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact nancy.wallace@uky.edu TUESDAYs: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 AM and 1 PM. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 6

TUESDAYS: WKCTC Community Chorus. Clemens Fine Arts Building, Room 109 on the campus. 7 - 9 PM. Participation is FREE and anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Contact Norman Wurgler at 270-534-3219. or by email at norman.wurgler@kctcs.edu. THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

THURSDAYS: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Public Library. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM Spring Hill Singles Ministry - Offering adult singles bible study at Ledbetter UMC. Join us for fun fellowship while learning about real issues that singles face. Childcare provided, and single parents are welcome. Our singles Bible study will start Thursday, 1-5-2012. For the most updated information, like us on Facebook as Spring Hill Ministries Paducah. You can also email springhillministries@hotmail.com. THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844. THURSDAYS: Overeaters Anonymous. 1:30 PM (extra meeting time to add) Christ United Methodist Church Recreation Hall. 1322 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY. 270-247-7414 THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 - 9 PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 4423186. FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and storytellers, along with a great audience. Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse. 8 PM. FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge.

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Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321

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

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

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

JULY 8-30: Gateway Academy High School Summer School. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. JULY 22: All Graves County Elementary Schools and Graves County Middle, New student registration 8 a.m. to noon.

JULY 23: Graves County Middle School, Eighth Grade schedule pick up 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JULY 29: All Graves County Elementary Schools, Kindergarten screenings, noon to 6 p.m. JULY 29: Symsonia, Kindergarten Back-to-School Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. JULY 30: Sedalia, Back-to-School Night, Preschool 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Grades 1-3, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.; and Grades 4-6, 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. JULY 30: Lowes, Back-to-School Night Kindergarten from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Grades 1-6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. JULY 30: Fancy Farm, Back-to-School Night, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. JULY 30: Symsonia, Back-to-School Night for grades 1-6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Camps, Classes & Education

ents to learn the Ukulele together! 4:00-4:40 p.m. $110/person, which includes Ukulele and the cost of instruction! Registration and fees are due by Memorial Day to: Natalie Krupansky, Arcadia Methodist Church, 261 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42001

JULY 1, 2, 3 AND 5: Musical Theatre Intensives at MainStage. Stagecraft workshop. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week. JULY 8 – 12: Boots, Bridles and Buddies Camp. Therapeutic horse camp for special needs. Carson Park. For more information, www.horsesinc.org

JULY 8-12 AND 15-19: Drama/Acting Intensive. MainStage. Take one or both sessions Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.

JULY 8-12 Choreography Workshop at MainStage. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week. JULY 15-19 Ballet and Pre Pointe Intensive. MainStage. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week. JULY 15 – 18: Summer Basketball Camp. Graves County High School Eagles' Nest Gymnasium. For any girl entering Graves County grades K-9 for the 2013-14 school year. Individual and team fundamentals. 1 - 3 p.m. Daily competitions and skill development. Free camp tee-shirt. $40, prior to July 8th deadline; discounts for additional family members. Applications are available at Graves County High School and will be distributed at the elementary and middle schools. To learn more or to register, phone (270) 705-7376 or email amy.carrico@graves.kyschools.us.

JULY 15 - 19: My Trip to the Mountains: Junior Music Camp for ages 4 – rising 1st graders. 9:30 – 11:30AM M-F. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. JULY: Senior Music Camps for rising 1st – 5th graders. 1:00 – 4:00PM daily for 3 days. Emphasis on improvisation and learning pitched and unpitched percussion with ear training. Subjects of study range from composers to mountain and sea themes. Call to request class schedule. Harmony Road Music School 4443669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. JULY 22-26: Musical Theatre Intensive at MainStage. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.

BEGINNING JUNE 3: Swim Lessons at Noble Park Pool. Morning & evening ses-

JULY 22-26: Dance Intensive - Jazz/ Contemporary. MainStage. Please visit

sions, running Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks each. $35/session. Call 270-4448508 for more information or online at www.paducahky.gov/paducah/noble-park-pool

our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.

BEGINNING JUNE 3: GROUP PIANO CLASSES for ages 5 through teens and adults: Harmony Road, Young Musician, Keyboard Prep and Teen/Adult classes for beginning pianists in 4 age groupings. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

JULY 22, 24, 29 & 31: Yoga Camp. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Ages 13+. $32. The Living Arts Center. For more information about the camps, call 270-519-6339. To register for camp, please send a check or money order to Nicole Brown at The Living Arts Center, 627 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. You can learn more about Brown’s other yoga sessions at her website, wwwthelivingartscenter.com.

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS THROUGHOUT JUNE: YOGA ARTZ HUB PRESENTS ~ ME & UKULELE. Ages 7-12. Need something fun to do with your child this summer? NATALIE KRUPANSKY will be teaching a four week series for kids and par-

JULY 29-AUG. 2: Improv Intensive Pirates and Fairytales Song and Dance at MainStage. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and

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

class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.

JULY 29-AUG 2: So You Think You Want to Try Dance? – ages: 9-99. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.

JULY 8 – 12: Adventure Tennis Camp. Ages 4-12. Paul Rowton Tennis. All day & half-day available. 270-444-8363 or www.rowtontennis.com JULY 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19: The Frog Prince: A Mini Ballet (ages 7-11) A spoiled

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: Challenger Learning Center hosts a variety of

princess, an enchanted frog, and other characters will come to life in this mini ballet! Dancers will enjoy learning basic ballet steps and how to dance with expression throughout the workshop. The Frog Prince will be performed on the last day of class! No previous experience required. Students should wear form fitting clothing (tights or shorts and a leotard are preferred) and ballet shoes. 10:0011:00 AM. Cost: $80. Rhythm Factory, 1410 Broadway. Call: 270-210-4990.

day camp opportunities for all ages. www.clcpaducah.org

JULY 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19: Ballet & Conditioning/Contemporary &

JULY 29-AUG 2: Boogie Baby dance class at MainStage. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week.paducah.com.

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: Listings for state-wide camps for children with special needs. http://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/resources/ KATC%20KY%202013%20Camp%20List%20Updated.pdf/

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

Improvisation (ages 12 & up): Strengthen the body and dance for your soul! This intensive workshop will cover ballet training and strength conditioning in the first week and dive into the contemporary style and dance improvisation in the second week. Be prepared to break a sweat and set your dance spirit free! 1 – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $125. Rhythm Factory, 1410 Broadway. Call: 270-210-4990.

JULY 9, 11, 16 & 18: Pre-K Creative Dance (ages 3-4): Little ones will explore the wonderful world of dance by learning the basics of movement through fun exercises and silly songs! Students should wear clothing that is easy to move in and hair pulled away from eyes. Bare feet or ballet shoes. 10:15-11:00 AM. Cost: $40. Rhythm Factory, 1410 Broadway. Call: 270-210-4990.

JULY 9, 11, 16 & 18: Pre-K Story Book Dance (ages 5-6): In this workshop, we will tell the story of The Little Red Hen using dance movement to be performed the last day! Every student will get to play a fun character! Students should wear clothing that is easy to move in and hair pulled away from eyes. Bare feet or ballet shoes. 11 – 11:45 a.m. Cost: $40. Rhythm Factory, 1410 Broadway. Call: 270-210-4990.

JULY 15 – 19: Adventure Tennis Camp. Ages 4-12. Paul Rowton Tennis. All day & half-day available. 270-444-8363 or www.rowtontennis.com

JULY 22 – 25: Musical Theatre Intensive. Ages 12 & up. 9 a.m. – noon. $125. Rhythm Factory, Paducah. Want to be a triple threat?? This intensive is for YOU! Find your own voice through techniques such as breath control, pitch, timbre, etc. while incorporating stage presence, dance, and dramatic arts. Call: 270-210-4990.

JULY 22 – 26: Tap Camp. Level I: Ages 6 – 9; 10 – 11 a.m. Level II: Ages 10-12; 11 a.m. – noon. Level III: Ages 13 & up; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. $55/dancer. Rhythm Factory, Paducah. Call: 270-210-4990. AUGUST 24: Kidz Day in the Arts. 10 - 3 PM. Free Activities for all ages. Free gallery admission all day. For information or questions, please contact Becky Glasby, Director of Education, by phone at 270-442-8856 x213 or by email at bglasby@quiltmuseum.org. AUGUST 29: Educators Reception. 3 - 6 PM.Discover innovative ways to bring art, design, and quilting into your classroom. For information or questions, please contact Becky Glasby, Director of Education, by phone at 270-442-8856 x213 or by email at bglasby@quiltmuseum.org. 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. Kidney Options Education Class. 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 2-4 Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-443-0217.

PM.

Your Guide to Joint Replacement class. 2ND THURSDAYS, 1-3 PM. 4th Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2916.

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH FREE Family Law Clinic from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM The meeting room is located on the second floor of the McCracken County Public Library (555 Washington Street). To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 442-5518. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office.

Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes-Tishaunda Fitness Contact 618-638-4180 for more information or www.tishaunda618.zumba.com. $5 per class or $30 for a VIP pass – unlimited Zumba for a month First Time Free! At Rowton Indoor Tennis Center • 5705

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JULY 22 (MONDAY): Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building EVERY TUESDAY: Ashes Smoking Cessation Classes. Classroom 4, Lourdes Hospital. 5 PM. Call 270-444-2808.

2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 – 6 PM. Free class helps prepare children ages 2 to 9 for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

3 CONSECUTIVE MONDAYS IN EACH MONTH: Three week Childbirth Class.

JULY 25: Grandparenting Class. 5 - 6 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office

Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, call for exact dates. 270-444-2243. SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Breastfeeding Class. Rosenthal Room – 2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243.

Building 2, Baptist Health – Paducah. Free class provides grandparents and older caregivers with updated information, safety tips and a refresher on how to care for grandchildren. Phone (270) 575-2229 to register.

MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11

- 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net AM

Kidney Options Education Class. 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 2-4 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-443-0217. Your Guide to Joint Replacement class. 2ND THURSDAYS, 1-3 PM. 4th Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2916.

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 philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

TUESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:15 PM. For more, visit www.plexsports.net.

TUESDAYS: PAWS (soccer for ages 4 - 8). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 6 PM. Get some great coaching and play a few games. For more, visit www.plexsports.net.

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 philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

FRIDAYS: Family Education on Mental Illness. Baptist Health, Paducah. 7 - 9:30 PM. Strategies to cope with the distress of mental illness in a loved one. AND how to take care of yourself during this hard time. For more, call Marcia or Paul Grant at 270-554-1915.

JULY 1 (MONDAY): Stroke Support Group. Meeting Room A, Baptist Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health, Paducah. 3-4:30 PM. This group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Contact Deb Welsh at 270-415-7697 to register

JULY 2 (TUESDAY): Understanding Heart Failure. Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health, Paducah. Free for patients/caregivers to keep heart failure under control. 270-575-2918 for more information or to register.

MainStage School of Performing Arts camps. Our classes are open to all and are leveled by age. Please visit our website www.mymainstageschool.com for times and class fees. All summer classes will have a showcase at the end of the week. Musical Theatre Intensives : JULY 1,2,3 AND 5TH- Stagecraft workshop JULY 8-12 AND 15-19 - Drama/Acting Intensive - take one session or both JULY 22-26 - Musical Theatre Intensive JULY 29-AUG. 2 Improv Intensive, Pirates and Fairytales, and Song and Dance. Privates in voice and piano. Dance at MainStage. JULY 8-12 Choreography Workshop JULY 15-19 Ballet and Pre Pointe Intensive JULY 22-26 Dance Intensive - Jazz/ Contemporary JULY 29-AUG 2 - So You Think You Want to Try Dance? - ages 9-99 JULY 29AUG 2 - Boogie Baby. Privates in all dance styles

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: JULY 1 – 29: Movement Mantra Mondays. Learn and practice the fundamentals of the ancient feminine art of belly dance as well as incorporate mudras, mantras & yoga into our movement. Yoga Artz Hub ~Jessica Joy. 5 sessions/5 weeks/$40. You can register /paypal Jessica at zenfulmama@gmail.com or with Amy at Yoga Artz Hub. Cash or Check made out to JJ Leatherman. Weekday Road Rides. EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY when the temperature is above 40 and the roads are dry. Meet at Family Video Store, 414 Lone Oak

JULY 15 (MONDAY) AND JULY 17 (WEDNESDAY). Diabetes Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Call 270-575-2918 for more information.

JULY 17 & 30: Vascular screenings. 10 a.m. on the 17th at Carterville Community Center, Carterville, Ill. 9 a.m. on July 30th at First Christian Church, Marion, Ill. Baptist Health Paducah’s partnership with Life Line Screening is dedicated to promote wellness and the early detection of asymptomatic vascular conditions. Phone 866.964.5850 and mention code PBHP-001 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com and enter code PBHB-001 to receive screening discounts.

JULY 23: Prostate Screening and Breakfast. 7 a.m. Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Urologist Michael Knox, M.D., will speak at a free breakfast seminar on prostate health for men. The first 40 registrants – 40 to 70 years old, not under an urologist’s care and not previously screened – also may sign up for a free baseline prostate screening. Registration required: 270.575.2895. JULY 12 & 26: Safe Sitter Classes. Baptist Health, Paducah. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For boys & girls, ages 11 – 13. $30, includes lunch and materials. Call 270-575-BABY to register. JULY 1 & 8 (MONDAY) AND JULY 13 (SATURDAY): Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 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.

PM – 8 PM Monday, 9 AM – 3 PM Saturday.

JULY 13 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270-575-2229 for info.

JULY 22 (MONDAY): Breastfeeding Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 6 - 8 PM. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

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MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY – Zumba With Tishaunda. Community of Christ

Road, Paducah, KY. 6 AM. Ride is for 60 to 74 minutes and there is a different route for each day of the week. Pace varies depending on who shows up. Fridays are the most laid back and best for first timers. Lights needed during months when sunrise is later than 6 AM. Contact Hutch at 270-442-0751 or hutch@bilekeworldky.com.

TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30

Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton - MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 4:30-5:30 PM and TUESDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM Just $5. for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month.

MONDAYS: Dodgeball League. 6:30

PM.

Paducah Recreation Center through

December only. 270-444-8508.

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, TUESDAY & THURSDAY: Aikido. Paducah Parks. 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Parks Bldg, Classroom 2.For more or to sign up, call 444-8508.

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 wkvballclub@gmail.com

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

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY: Yoga. 11:00 AM. Paducah Recreation Center. 270-444-8508. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Yoga.9:00 AM. Paducah Recreation Center. 270-444-8508.

Church, 718 Market Street, Metropolis, IL. 5:30 PM Monday and Thursday, 10:30 Saturday. $3 per class www.tishaunda.webs.com 618-638-4180

AM

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

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

MONDAY – THURSDAY. 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. 908-6670 or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net www.hwangs-martialarts.com

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 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

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

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

TUESDAYS: Intermediate Mid East Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 3. 6 PM. 270-444-8508. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Circuit Training, Paducah Recreation Center. 11 AM. 270-444-8508.

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

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

TUESDAY: Youth Running Club. Picnic Shelter #10 at Noble Park. FREE. Ages 5-15. 6-7 PM. 444-8508. THURSDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 PM – 6 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

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 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

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

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TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Rocking Flow Yoga with Amy. Arcadia Methodist Church. 5:30 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga at 7 p.m.

fraud and abuse and to report errors or suspected fraud. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Senior Center, 1400 HC Mathis Drive. For more information call 270-442-8993.

WEDNESDAYS: Beginners Mid East Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 2. 5 PM. 270444-8508.

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

WEDNESDAYS: Advanced Mid East Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 2. 6:30 PM. 270-444-8508.

THURSDAYS: Tribal Fusion, Parks Bldg, Classroom 3. 6 PM. 270-444-8508. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road and HW 60 in Paducah). 5 AM. 8 mile run.

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

THURSDAYS: Tennis Beginners Clinic Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center. 6:00 PM. Members $15, Non-members $19. 270-444-8363

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

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 270-443-1778 for more info. MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE. Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

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

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

SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 1 PM – 2 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

SATURDAYS: Mat Pilates. 9:30 a.m. Arcadia Methodist Church. SATURDAYS: Kingsway Skateland. 1 - 3 PM and 3 - 5 PM, . 10 - 11:30 AM (beginner's session), $4. SATURDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club. Meet at Rehab Associates, Berger Road. 5 AM. 4 mile run (up to 20 if training for marathon). SATURDAYS. Kingsway Skateland. 7:30 – 11 PM. $6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1, Speed/Inline $3.

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

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

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY: Senior Citizens Social Dinner and games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 4:30 - 6PM. 488-3770. Residents at Trinity Village - Senior Family Home Care, 3910 Old US Hwy 45 South in Lone Oak. Invite you to a senior's get - together every FRIDAY (Please RSVP): Pot luck – 6 - 6:45PM. Bible Study 7 – 8 PM Contact Rene Sanchez-Chew, 5547075. Senior Medicare Patrol – Senior Medicare Patrol: Eddie Jordan, project coordinator of the local Kentucky Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides information on how you can protect yourself from Medicare errors, learn to detect potential

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

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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.

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

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


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KATS Homeschool Club meets twice a month in Paducah. This is a Christian group that meets for fellowship, playdates, field trips and much more. Field trips are also twice monthly. For more information, email katsofpaducah@live.com

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 FourRiversCF@hotmail.com for more information or to receive our FREE newsletter. www.compassionatefriends.org

Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the School Psychology program, and other College of Education programs to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region. Its services include professional develoPMent programs for teachers, regional and international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers, and informational and assessment services to parents. For more, contact Dr. Joy Navan, 270809-2539 or joy.navan@coe.murraystate.edu. C.H.AMP., Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com.

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

Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, and fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. To find out more call 270-908-1619. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site encourages area residents to volunteer at the park. Wickkliffe Mounds is a preservation of a Native American village dating to 11 AD. The park has a volunteer program and is searching for people who are interested in museums, history, archeology, education and Native Americans. Activities include tour guiding, educational programs, greeting visitors, outdoor landscaping and other help. Contact the Park Manager Carla Hildebrand at 270-335-3681 wickliffemounds@ky.gov Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery, children’s activities, planetarium programming and more. Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon – 1 PM. For information, contact Danette Humphrey, 442-5172 Center for Cultural Exchange. Host an international exchange student! CCI is looking for families to host high school students from foreign countries. Each CCI student is fully insured, brings spending money and is looking forward to an active family life. CCI is designated by the US Department of State and dedicated to promoting cultural understanding, academic develoPMent and world peace. Call your Area Representative, Corinne Sullivan at 270-508-0622 if you have any questions or visit www.cci-exchange.com for more information.

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@ hcis.net. 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).zackshope.com For military and their families: www.operationhomefront.org

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

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

EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS). Healthy Grieving Group. Paducah Lourdes Hospice Office, Hipp Buildingm Jackson Street 5 PM. 1ST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Grief Support Lunch: Luke's Truckstop, Arlington. 11:30 AM. Contact Leah Fondaw, lfondaw@lourdes-pad.org. 270-415-3607.

FIRSTTHURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. Men’s Coffee Grief Education and Support Group. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 8 AM. Call for info 270-415-3632. Bariatric Support Group. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 6 PM. Call 270-251-4169. Survivors of Suicide: support group for anyone whose life has been touched by the

unique grief of suicide. First Tuesday of the month. United Church of Paducah, 4600 Buckner Lane. Contact: 442-3722 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 270-559-3480

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Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis. St. Nicholas Free Clinic. St. Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care to working individuals and families who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care The St. Nicholas Family Clinic offers medical services to Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Southern Illinois. Open to the public Tuesday Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Drop by, call 270-415-0467, or email anita@stnicholasfamilyclinic.com. St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store. We are a volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing, furniture and other goods at a minimal charge to the community and in turn uses the proceeds to help those less fortunate through the Help Line. Help is offered based on need, regardless of religious affiliation or income. The Budget Store serves the public 5 days a week (Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM). VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding our services. Budget Store phone number: 270-442-9351; Help Line phone number: 270-575-1008; E-mail address: stvincentpaducah@yahoo.com Four Rivers Behavioral Health. Provides service in the areas of mental health, develoPMental disabilities, and substance abuse. Consulting and employee assis-


tance 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.

Miscellaneous: Art Parties. Invite an artist to come to your place or have the party at ours. The artist will do live demonstrations, paint faces, and lead kids in a super fun art activity. Call Gretchen Smith at 270-243-0444 or email tallartist@hotmail.com.

our club offers the opportunity to learn, share, network and form new friendships! Yearly membership dues only $20. For more info, contact bonni.littleton@gmail.com McCracken County Genealogical & Historical Society. 2ND WEDNESDAYS. McCracken County Public Library. 1:30 PM. Contact Marjory Heyduck at 554-0878. Programs include local speakers. New members welcome.

Parenting Support: La Leche League of Kentucky- All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Meetings 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 10 AM, 160 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah. Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. www.breastfeedinghelppaducah.blogspot.com MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS FROM JANUARY THROUGH MAY. If you’re a mother of a preschooler, you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. -

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

(EXCLUDING JUNE, WHEN THE MEETING IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE DOG SHOW) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annually for an individual, $45 for a family, and $5 for Junior Membership. There are ongoing conformation and puppy socialization classes, obedience classes, and agility classes. The club also offers Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International Testing. For more, visit www.paducahkennelclub.com Paducah Photographer's Club. Meets FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH. Broadway Baptist Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A diverse group of people with one common interest: photography. Whether you're a new hobbyist or full time professional,

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P U R C H A S E FA M I LY N E T W O R K Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services There are limited spots available for childcare so please call ahead. 554-1441. They also meet one Sunday a month, 5 - 7 PM. Please call for specific dates. Moms in Touch prayer support for Concord Elementary School. Call Kelly Hudspeth, 744-0800 NINO – Nine months in; nine months out. Provide infant sling & carrier information & support. 3rd Mondays. 10:30AM. McCracken County Library. For more information, contact Jill Tanner, 349-3806 or email thenaturalbaby@gmail.com Wives of Faith, Western KY Chapter – If you would like to join a Christian-based group of other military wives, this is the group for you. Come join us for lots of fun, support, and activities! All units and branches are welcome. Check out: http://www.wivesoffaith.org/groups/western-kentucky-wof and email ashley@wivesoffaith.org if you're interested or would like more information.

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

Four Rivers Society for Human Resource Management - Meetings are the

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com. Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets MEETS 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY mornings for breakfast at Parker’s Drive Inn Restaurant, 2921 Lone Oak Road, 7 AM. We welcome visitors and potential members. Breakfast is open to visitors on the first Wednesday of every month. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Paducah County Club. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, jessicakoverdan@kyfb.com. Paducah Business and Professional Women (BPW) Meets second Tuesday 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. www.geocites.com/paducahkylake. Paducah Lions Club The oldest Lions Club in Kentucky, they meet TUESDAYS at noon for lunch and presentations by guest speakers at the Carson Center. Paducah Newcomers' Club: Monthly meetings are held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details. Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup: Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details. Paducah Rotaract Club. First MONDAY of the month at 6 PM. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. A group for young professionals 18 – 30 years old focused on helping others. Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center. 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. Toastmasters Club meets every THURSDAY at The Pasta House, 451 Jordan Dr,. Paducah, KY. Noon - 1PM. Afraid to speak in public? Learn to speak powerfully in an exciting, fun environment. Visitors are always welcome. Call Clay Campbell 270-703-2700 for more info. Zonta Club of Paducah - 5:30 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Whaler's Catch restaurant. It’s always a fun night when this group of women executives and professionals gathers to work together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more, call 270-575-3444.

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

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

Celebrate Recovery. Heartland Worship Center's Youth Building. FRIDAYS AT 7 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.

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Celiac and Gluten-Intolerant meetings. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 5PM. Chiropractic Works, Metropolis. Next meeting is NOV. 5TH. These meetings are free to anyone who has Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or wanting to learn the life style. If you have any questions, call 618-524-8300. Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. 1ST THURSDAYS AT 7PM. Call 443-4648 or 519-8670. Colitis and Crohn’s Support Group. 1ST THURSDAYS. 7 PM - 8:30 p.m. Lourdes

Support Groups:

Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270556-4530.

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

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

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P U R C H A S E FA M I LY N E T W O R K Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 - 7 PM. New topic presented every month. For questions, contact: Western Baptist Hospital at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. Diabetes Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6 PM. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Participants share in a diabeticfriendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC. Epilepsy Support Group. SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6 - 7 PM in the West Kentucky Epilepsy Center at the Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Free and open to the public. Call 270-762-1566 for more information. Fibromyalgia Support Group. 6 - 7 PM. THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Birk Grove Life Centre (5150 Village Square Drive.) Meetings are open to the public for women with Fibromyalgia. Phone 270-415-9575 for any questions. Hopeful Hearts 2ND THURSDAYS. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Women’s Center, Suite 210. For more information, call 270-444-2175. Lourdes Hospice. Behavioral Health Meeting Room (adjacent to the ER). EVERY MONDAY except holidays. 5 – 6:30 PM 270-415-3636. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their fami-

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

“Metamorphosis”: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.AMI. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 – 8:30 PM. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway. Nar-Anon Family Support Group. TUESDAYS, 6:30 PM. Lourdes Hospital Classroom 4. Join in on a weekly hour of anonymous friendship, support and information for people with family members and/or friends struggling with drug addiction. For more, call 444-6718 Overeaters Anonymous. MONDAYS. 7-9PM at at various members' homes. OA offers a fellowship of men and women who seek recovery -through a Twelve-Step program. No public, private, political, ideological, or religious affiliation. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location, call 270556-8873. Overeaters Anonymous. Spiritual Program of Recovery – no weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-8873. Paducah Area Amputees in Action. 3RD THURSDAYS. 5:30 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. For more information, call 270-564-5879 Parkinson’s Support Group. This group meets at Western Baptist Hospital in the 2nd floor Atrium Conference Room at 9:30 AM and at Lourdes Hospital in the basement, Classroom 4 at 10 AM. MEETINGS ARE EVERY OTHER WEEK. For exact meeting times and more information, please call 1-270-898-8031. Parkinson's Support Group. EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Board Room. For more information, call 270-898-8031. Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters. This resource is open to the public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group, call 270-442-1166. Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. MEETS FIRST MONDAYS, 11 AM – noon. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 270251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics. Support & education for families with a loved one who has a severe mental illness. FREE. Basic information about medications, the recovery process, communication skills, problem solving. Weekly meetings. Call to register 270-554-1915 TOPS #110 Paducah. Lebanon Methodist Church., 4620 At Massa Drive. 6 PM, Weigh In; 6:30 PM, Meeting. This weekly meeting has a two-fold objective: encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and sponsor obesity research. Most members refer to the organization simply as "TOPS," an acronym for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." The first meeting is FREE; yearly membership $26; monthly chapter dues $5. 270-217-1182. TOPS KY 0212 Paducah "Take Off Pounds Sensibly". Our mission is to offer Support and Encouragement for weight loss. Fountain Avenue United Methodist. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318. United Ostomy Association – Held at

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by: Kristin Taylor

COMMUNITY NEWS

Marshall County Exceptional Center Editor’s Notes: I have an exceptional child: My adult son John was born with various physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Programs such as the Marshall County Exceptional Center operate throughout the country to assist those in our society who need a little help with day to day tasks and life skills. They make life as normal and fulfilling as possible for disabled adults. John is helped by The ARC of San Francisco and other programs that offer a variety of assistance such as socialization and friendship, employment assistance and training, life skills and medical advocacy. This article shines a spotlight on one of the Purchase areas centers and how they serve our community.

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he Marshall County Exceptional Center (MCEC) is a community for special-needs adults that teaches necessary life skills by engaging their clients in the surrounding community. It’s a private, non-profit agency that is designed to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MCEC offers various programs which are designed to provide their clients with opportunities that will help them to lead full and meaningful lives. MCEC offers training, support, and loving concern, as well as

a continuum of services appropriate to the developmental needs of the individual. These services, which can take the form of community programs, alternative, direct, and supportive services, are critical and help prevent unnecessary institutionalization. MCEC promotes the delivery of services for to their clients through the same resources and settings available to all citizens. They are committed to increasing the skills their clients need to participate in, and contribute to, the community. The center’s staff, who number about 15 people, strive to increase the public’s understanding of the abilities and needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thirty Years as Part of the Community In 1963, the Marshall County Association for Exceptional Children & Adults, Inc., was established as a non-profit organization by a group of concerned parents who wanted to provide a class, and eventually a school for their children with disabilities, who they felt were not being fully served by the public school systems. By that fall, the Center had opened its door in one room of the Benton Church of Christ

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with 12 children and one teacher. That had increased to 16 children, two instructors, and one aide, requiring a move in 1967 to the vacant First Christian Church on Olive Street in Benton. In 1976, the old Briensburg school building was leased and the dream of that small group of parents became a reality. In April 1992, the program named was changed to the Marshall County Exceptional Center. Children with intellectual and development disabilities were recognized by the public education system and services became available, allowing the center to focus on individuals graduating from the public school system. Thanks to a community development block grant and the generous support of the community, the center moved into current location in April 1998; a 17,000-square foot facility at 198 Old Symsonia Road in Benton.

Learning by Doing The staff of MCEC works with their clients on all kinds of skills sets, but that doesn’t mean they are just facilitating classes or handing out worksheets. The center encourages learning life skills in creative ways: For instance Maggie’s Jungle Golf in Gilbertsville is a popular field trip destination, but not just because the clients get to play mini-golf! A round of putt-putt golf offers earning opportunities in telling time, keeping score and taking turns.

“Our clients are rarely here at the center,” explained Lindsey Wall, MCEC’s Human Resources Director and Case Management Administrator. “They go out there and learn. They volunteer. They’re always on the go! They’re never bored.” Along with the regular programming, participants are offered a hot lunch, which is prepared by MCEC’s Nutrition Program. In February, the Center initiated a case management branch that helps individuals evaluate their needs and plan the necessary programs and therapies that will assist them in their day-to-day lives.

Expanding its Program and Facilities Today, the MCEC facilities include the Willis Green Group Home, which provides residential housing for eight adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Baker Apartments, which consists of 11 one-bedroom apartments for adults with any disability. The apartments are designed with the tenants’ special needs in mind and offer a handicapped-accessible van that provides weekly trips to a local grocery store. The apartments are full, but the center keeps a waiting list. Both the group home and apartments are U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-subsidized properties, meaning the rental rates are based on individuals’ income minus any out-ofpocket medical expenses.

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The group home is located in a community residential area that has access to shopping, restaurants, and other activities. Currently, there is a female resident opening. Each resident at the home has his or her own room and is supervised by a resident manager and relief staff 24 hours a day. The group home staff strives to teach these individuals the necessary skills to live as independently as possible. “It looks like a regular home. You walk in and there’s the living room,” Wall described. “It’s also a learning environment so they can develop and practice independent life skills.”

Sustained by Community Support The Marshall County Exceptional Center does not charge for the services it provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While the center receives some funding through waivers intended for the ID/DD population, its operational costs greatly outweigh that income. Other donations come from local businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals. “We are always seeking funds. We are making it, but we are always active in that area,” Wall said. “Without the community, we wouldn’t be in existence anyway, but they save us and support us constantly.”

Save the Date of our Fundraiser! It’s not just money the community gives. September 21, 2013 is going to be a big weekend of raising support, money and awareness for MCEC through three events. Battle of the Bands and the annual Companion Animal Hospital Chili Cook-off will be at Mike Miller Park. Meanwhile, the Marshall County Elks will host its annual fund-raising golf tournament for MCEC at Benton Country Club. To register a team, contact the Marshall County Elks Lodge at 270-527-8730. MCEC will have its 50th annual Open House from 1 - 4 p.m., October 20. Wall explained the people at the exceptional center love visiting with volunteers from the community. “We have an open-door policy and thrive with community integration. Maybe you can sew or sing, want to bring a craft, or just want to visit us and chat. We love to have people here and you’ll make friends for life, that’s for sure!” Learn more about the Marshall County Exceptional Center and make tax-deductible donations online at www.m-c-e-c.org/. To inquire about eligibility requirements or application packets for the Willis Green Group Home or Baker Apartments, or for more information about upcoming events, call 270-527-1327. The office is located at 198 Symsonia Road, Benton, and is open from v 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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T E C H S AV V Y

by: Gretchen Morgan, PPD Officer

Safe in Cyberspace

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n today’s society our youth have access to a wealth of technology. The technology is excellent for learning and communication, but with all good things come dangers. Take a few minutes to remind yourself of safety tips, and make sure that you and your children stay safe online. Popular sites such as Facebook, instant messaging systems, etc., all give us opportunities to connect with old friends, and meet new people. Make sure when chatting or developing a new relationship online you remain cautious. It’s far too easy to misrepresent who you are over the internet. Pictures and profiles can be falsified. Are the people you are ‘chatting” with really who they say they are? No matter how much time you spend online with a person, it’s not the same as meeting them face to face, or knowing them in different situations over a period of time. There are frequently warning signs that the person you are talking to maybe dangerous or not who they say they are. Is you new cyber friend doing any of the following? Warning Signs: • Trying to isolate you from friends and family • Having you keep secrets • Asking you to go to a private chat session • Threatening you

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• Sending explicit materials or asking for inappropriate pictures of you or your friends • Asking if parents or guardians are around • Asking for personal information (address, phone)

to blackmail you, you must tell your parents or the police. Giving into the extortion demands will only get worse. Seek help from a trusted adult.

Cyber-bullying Online posts are forever! SAT/ACT scores are no longer the only consideration for getting into a good college. Before sending out acceptance letters college admission officers are often looking at prospective students Facebook page and other social media pages. Police officers are looking for crime online and some employers have fired employees because of photos or content posted on profiles or other activity online. Never give out personal information. Keep your settings on private on all social media sites. Before posting pictures or information about someone, check with them first. Also check and see what your friends are posting about you as well. Protecting your reputation is important. Before posting, think…Is this a picture or a post you want everyone to see? This includes your parents, teachers, law enforcement, employer, etc. Remember that any picture or post you upload could be copied and posted somewhere FOREVER. Untrustworthy people may use compromising photos you post. They may try to force children and teens to take more explicit photos, perform explicit arts on webcams, or to actually meet them for inappropriate contact. There have even been cases where hackers have accessed computers through peer-to-peer file sharing sites and using malicious software, obtained photos stored on the computer and other information such as credit cards, websites and accounts. Some have even taken over the computer, activating the webcam without the owner’s knowledge.

Cyber-bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyber bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. There are many ways to handle cyber-bullying situations: • Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you. Who wants to empower a bully? • Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression. • Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help.

Sexting Most of us today have a cell phone or at least access to one. It is important to be careful about the types of text messages, pictures and videos you send from your cell phone. The consequences of sending sexually explicit messages or images can be staggering. Many kids can end up being the target of bullying, harassment and some can even face criminal charges. Sexting is the sending of sexual messages, pictures, or videos through cell phones. Sometimes sexting is considered child pornography, which is a crime. Even teenagers can be registered as sex offenders for sexting. If you ever make the mistake of sending an inappropriate picture of yourself or if someone obtains the image and tries

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You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate. Talk to a trusted adult. You deserve backup. It’s always good to involve a parent but – if you can’t – a school counselor usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school. Block the bully. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.” Be civil. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Research shows that gossiping about and ‘trash talking’ others increases your risk of being bullied. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone harassed you? You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone’s shoes; even a few seconds of thinking about how another person might feel can put a big damper on aggression. It’s easy to be misunderstood in an email, IM or text. When you are joking about some thing, add a smiley face or JK to ensure the recipient

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knows that you are joking. • Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers bullies and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look stupid and mean. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior.

Protect your passwords Another way to keep yourself safe online is by protecting your passwords. Don’t use passwords that are easy for someone to guess, such as birth date or nickname. Use strong passwords with a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Parents make sure your children share their passwords with you. It could be an important tool if something ever happened to your child. v Enjoy the exciting things technology has to offer, but remember to stay safe. The Paducah Police Department offers a Online Safety program to the community. If you are interested in the program contact Captain Don Hodgson at 270-4448548 or dhodgson@paducahky.gov.


by: Jamie Lober

SAFETY FIRST

Love the Water! Prevent drowning and learn to swim this summer

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hen you try and imagine a person drowning most of us probably think about a child or adult that is aggressively splashing the water and shouting for help. We would assume that we’d know immediately if our loved one was in trouble in the water. However, the truth of the matter is that drowning is almost always a quiet occurrence, and the splashing and dramatic scenes that we see in movies are rarely observed in real life. Did you realize that drowning is the number two cause of accidental death in kids ages fifteen and under, just behind automobile accidents?! The predictions are alarming: It is estimated that approximately 750 children will drown next year and about 375 of them will do so within twenty-five yards of a parent or other adult. In some instances, the adult may even watch the drowning without realizing it is happening. We

live in a region full or lakes and rivers: Water safety and drowning prevention should be something everyone is aware of.

Learn to swim If you are wondering when to start exposing your child to the water, the answer is now. “Try to get your kid around water as soon as possible,” advised John Gorrell, Recreation Specialist for the Paducah Parks Services Department. There are many products for even very small children to float about on; closely supervised of course. “Kids just need to be comfortable in the water,” said Gorrell. “Be sure to start by teaching them to only swim in areas that are familiar. Do not swim in any area you do not know. Remember that the lakes around this area are not clear or pristine and you can’t see what’s underneath

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the water.” There could be rocks, tree limbs, old fishing tackle, a submerged boat; in fact all manner of debris from recent storms. This could produce a very dangerous situation: Just image your legs caught in fishing line!

Adults need to be cautious Regardless of the location, nobody should swim unattended or have too much confidence in their ability to navigate the water. “There are a lot of rural and older folks who never learned how to swim,” explained Heidi Cox, who is the Preparedness Health and Safety Services and Logistics Coordinator for the Paducah Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Usually with little kids somebody is watching them; older folks, or people who have not had access to a swim program and did not learn how to swim, are just as vulnerable. Frankly, an older person is more likely to panic and go under the water.

Mommy & Me The purpose of swim lessons is to get you or your child acclimated to the water. “There are different levels starting with just putting your face in and just being fully submerged, all the way up to learning different strokes in the more advanced lessons,” said Gorrell. A good way to start is a Mommy and Me swim program where a parent goes in the water with the child. You may be surprised at how eager your child is to master aquatics. “The younger he is, the less afraid of water he is because he has had fewer negative experiences,” said Cox. Even if your child falls into your home pool with his clothes on and it is cold, he should know how to swim to the side of the pool and hang on. Do not rely solely on flotation devices such as ‘water wings’, because they are not lifesaving devices and will not necessarily prevent drowning. “They are there to help but think of them as you would training wheels on a bike,” said Gorrell. “Just because the bike has them fitted does not guarantee the bike won’t fall over. Water wings are a floatation assistance device; they won’t necessarily save you from drowning. And, if you are going to be out on a boat, a lifejacket is a must!

Drowning is a big local issue “Locally we have had a couple incidents with the tides in the river,” said Gorrell. It is unfortunate that the numbers are quite high. “We always have a drowning; in the fall it is usually somebody out in a boat that is fishing, the boat turns over and they do not have their lifejacket on. They get caught on something under the water and drown,” added Cox. Drowning does not discriminate between bodies of water or regions in the country. “We have had people drown at the base of Broadway near the boat ramp in Paducah:

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They stepped out into the water, the current was too strong and they were carried away,” said Cox. The issue varies slightly based on the season. “Sometimes in spring and fall we are dealing with hypothermia as the water is cold,” said Cox. “Your body is not functioning as strongly as when the water is warmer in summer. Your brain does not function as well when the core body temperature starts to decrease, so you do not always use good judgment and you may panic in the cold water.”

Rescuing someone in the water The hardest place to try and rescue someone is in rivers or unclear water,” explained Cox. “They go under the surface and get tangled up on things underneath the water. Do not jump or dive into water that you are unfamiliar with because you do not know if there is a rock or debris there. Think before you act! Always jump with your feet first and never dive. Drowning commonly occurs where someone is unsupervised or at a home pool, so it is important to be aware of the possible scenarios and know how to recognize them. In a river, you can get tangled up underneath and if a canoe tips over, you can be held underwater by the canoe for instance. Or you may get hooked on something below and cannot get your head above water.” All these scenarios can have potentially deadly consequences.

water include having their head low in the water, mouth at water level; head tilted back with mouth open; hair over forehead or eyes; not using legs vertically; trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway; trying to roll over on their back; and appearing to be climbing an invisible ladder.

Drowning’s have a wide range of outcomes. “A lot will depend on how quick the response is,” said Cox. Be sure to talk to your child about the importance of water safety. “Things happen fast. Remember that kids tend to make noise when playing in the water and if it suddenly turns quiet, it is best that you get up and find out why – immediately. Share this information with relatives, friends and your children. It could help save their lives or the life of a stranger this summer! v

Reach, throw, row and last resort go! One helpful philosophy to remember is reach, throw, row and last resort go. “The reason behind this rhyming ditty is to remind you that, if at all possible, you do not want to get in water with a drowning victim,” cautioned Cox. “They are panicking and it is highly likely that they will pull you under and you will be a drowning victim as well. You can certainly safely offer assistance by reaching from the land or side of the pool, with a floatation device, a paddle, pole or even a stick. The victim will not pull you in if you are low enough to the ground. Or you can throw something to him like a flotation device or rope,” said Cox. Another option is rowing out to the victim; giving him a paddle and towing him back in behind your boat. “The last resort is physically jumping into the water and going out to the victim: That would only be for somebody trained in water rescue such as lifeguard or emergency personnel”

Drowning can be silent Be aware that drowning can be a silent event where victims cannot voluntarily control their arms to be able to wave to you that they need help. Their mouths may not be above the surface of the water long enough for them to breathe in and out to call out for help. You may not hear the screams that you expect. Signs that a person may be drowning in the

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by: Dr. Amber Savells - Physician at Obstetrics and Gynecology of Paducah

H E A LT H M AT T E R S

That Not So Healthy Tan

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e see images of suntanned models and celebrities everywhere! Especially in this part of the country, it feels as if everyone has a ‘healthy’ summer glow! But tanned skin is not healthy and 85 - 90% of skin cancers, all types, can be directly attributed to the damaging effects of the sun. Still thinking that a sun tan looks good? Read on to get the straight talk on skin cancer.

What causes skin cancer? Skin cancer is caused by genetic mutations, mutations that occur when UV light from the sun penetrates the skin. Sun damage is not just responsible for some skin cancers; it is responsible for most of them. Skin cancer is divided into two main categories: Melanoma and non-melanoma, which includes both squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers. Although the incidence of many cancers is slowly decreasing, as diagnostic tools and treatments are improved, the incidence of skin cancer is actually increasing, especially in young people. A recent study by Mayo Clinic looked at the number of patients with a first-time diagnose of melanoma in individuals between the ages of 18 and 39, from 1970 to 2009. Researchers found the incidence of melanoma

increased eightfold among young women and fourfold among young men. Of course, not everyone with excessive UV exposure will develop skin cancer. The others, however, are likely to experience other skin changes that are directly attributable to sun damage. Dermatologists also blame approximately 90% of age-related changes such as age spots, wrinkles, and thickening of the skin on harmful UV rays.

Why such a dramatic increase over the past 40 years? Increased popularity of indoor tanning beds and increased cigarette smoking. Interestingly, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, includes ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices in its Group 1, a list of the most dangerous cancer-causing substances. Plutonium, cigarettes, and solar UV radiation are some of the more commonly-recognized agents classified in Group 1. Although damage occurs from UV radiation during all exposure, individuals who frequent indoor tanning beds on a regular basis can be exposed to 12X more ultraviolet radiation during the course of a year than they would have been otherwise.

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Just one indoor tanning session per year in high school or college boosts the risk of basal cell carcinoma by 10 percent. That risk is increased to 73 percent if you tan just six times per year.

Do Sunburns really matter? Yes, they do. Because sunburn is so common, most people do not take it very seriously and just feel like it is an inevitable part of summer. 30% of adults and 70% of pediatric patients report experiencing sunburn at least once per year. There are several factors that can increase your chance of getting sunburnt. The amount of pigment, or melanin, in your skin determines how long it can take for an individual to burn. Lighter-skinned individuals can actually experience www.purchasefamilymag.com July2013 • 71


sunburn in as little as 15 minutes. Location, such as vacationing closer to the equator or living high in the mountains, can also increase the chance of sunburn. In addition, many people take medications that increase their sensitivity to the sun. Common medications that can have this effect include certain antibiotics, diuretics and even ibuprofen. While taking these medications, you should be especially careful. The effects of sunburn accumulate over the years, with the damage from each burn adding to the damage caused by the last one. Over time this cellular damage can lead to skin cancer, increased aging and wrinkling of the skin, as well as glaucoma (a condition that causes a person’s vision to become progressively cloudier). A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns at any age. One or more blistering sunburns during childhood or adolescence, more than doubles that person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.

• Protect your most sensitive skin by wearing daily make-up or moisturizer that includes sunscreen. • Add UV-blocking tint to the windows of your vehicle. • Avoid sun exposure during the hours when it is most intense, 10 am – 4 pm. If you do have to be out during this time, wear UV-blocking clothing. Over the past several years, many popular manufacturers have started selling such attire for sports activities or swimming. • Tanning beds should always be avoided and sunless tanners used instead. Although many people fear the orange color that can come from some self-tanners, higher-quality products available from skin care spas yield better results. • Make sure that your sunglasses have UVA and UVB protection. Sunglasses without UV protection can actually harm your eyes because the dark lenses will cause your pupils to dilate and allow more harmful rays to enter your eye than if you were not even wearing them.

Do you have to give up outdoor fun this summer? What’s the “take-home “message? NO! Protecting yourself from the harmful effects of UV radiation does not mean that you cannot be outside enjoying summer activities. There are many easy choices that can help your skin stay healthier and younger-looking for years to come: • Sunscreen should have a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30, and should be applied often.

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Almost 90% of all skin cancers, as well as age spots and wrinkles are due to UV radiation. Damage is cumulative, and begins in childhood. All excessive exposure is bad, but sunburns appear to be the most-damaging. The good news…Protection can be easy. Protect yourself and your children, on a daily basis, for a lifetime of healthy skin. v


COMMUNITY NEWS

Blast into College this Fall!

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or those thinking about enrolling in college classes this fall, West Kentucky Community and Technical College¹s Fall Enrollment Blast is the place to start. On July 9 and 11, WKCTC faculty and staff will be on hand to help individuals through the college enrollment process. The Enrollment Blast will be held each day from 4:30 p.m. ¬ 8:30 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building. Participants do not have to attend both events. Whether you already know what you plan to study or are just thinking about taking a few classes, the staff on hand at this event will be able to help you answer all your questions. “The Enrollment Blast is an opportunity for us to work with students and talk to them about all the things they need to consider when beginning their college career at WKCTC,” said Jessica Puffenbarger, WKCTC Interim Director of Admissions and Registrar. “This includes assisting students with completing the college application, COMPASS assessments and financial aid forms. From start to finish, we want to make enrolling in college a great experience for our students.” The last orientation for COMPASS assessments will be held at 6:00 p.m. each night. Participants are encouraged to bring their high school or college transcripts to the event. For more information about the Enrollment Blast, contact the WKCTC recruitment office at (270) 534-3454. You can also find useful information by visiting http://www.kctcs.edu v

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Patrick Archer, Tech Assistant at the McCracken County Public Library

Your Library Online McCracken County Public Library’s Digital Library

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f you thought the library could only lend actual books, DVD’s, and CD’s then you’re mistaken! Did you know that the McCracken County Public Library has a wide array of books available to download directly to any number of e-Readers, iPads, iPods, or any other smart device? The great thing about this service is that it is easy and straightforward to get these books downloaded. Most Titles can be checked out for up to 3 weeks and there aren’t any late fees! You can have up to ten different titles checked out per library card. What a perfect for traveling or a leisurely vacation! All you need to do is visit to the McCracken Public Library’s homepage, www.mclib.net, and click on the link for “KY Unbound”. From there you are able to log in with your library card number and start selecting from over 10,000 titles, including Young Adult and Children’s books. All you

need to do is select the proper format for your e-book or audiobook and transfer the selected title to your e-Reader or device. If you’re having any difficulty or are not sure what format you need, just call the library and we’ll talk you through the process.

‘Freading’ Another great service that the library offers is called “Freading”, in which library patrons get a set number of coins to spend on titles that they would like to download. Currently, Freading is only available to those eReaders that support the ePUB or PDF format or devices that can download the Freading app. To get to Freading, go to the library’s home page, click on the “E-books and Downloads” tab, and then select Freading.

Free MP3 Music ‘Freegal’, a service that allows library patrons to download three free music mp3 files per week, is another service available on the McCracken County Public Library’s website. It offers access to nearly 3 million songs, including many wellknown artists. The available collection is made from over 10,000 labels within Sony music’s catalog that originates in over 60 countries. Like Freading, you are given a set number of downloads per week that refresh each week. So if you know that one of your favorite artists released a new album, but you don’t have the spare change to go buy the album, if available (a lot of new content certainly is), you can start downloading it today for free!

e-Reader Classes Another great aspect of the library is that they offer eReader classes every other Tuesday at 2:30pm. But if you ever need any assistance not during a scheduled class time feel free to contact our tech assistants, Patrick Archer or Brian Medlin at 442-2510 extension 140.

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Tumble Books Also on the library’s website is a link just for kids to Tumble Book library. The Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated talking picture books that teaches kids the happiness of reading in a fun way. Tumble Books are produced by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books that kids can read or have read to them. Children’s access is unlimited to Tumble Books; all you need is a library card!

Free Online Databases The McCracken County Library also offers access to many databases through their website, below is just a brief list and description of some of the most popular services available: Chilton's Automotive Guides - www.ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Legal Forms - Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. They include real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included are a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. Mango Languages - Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience. Tutorials are available in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL Polish, ESL Spanish, and ESL Brazilian Portuguese. World Book Web -The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Fold3 - Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. You can access and explore these great services and so much more on the library’s website, all you need is a current library card! Go to www.mclib.net and take a look at what your library has to offer. v www.purchasefamilymag.com July2013 • 75


GARDEN GURU

by: Carol Ullerich, Purchase Area Master Gardener Association

Twilight The Perfect Time for a Garden Visit

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olks have been visiting the University of Kentucky Demonstration & Trial Garden on Coleman Road since 1999. In celebration of the 15 years the Purchase Area Master Gardener Association (PAMGA) has maintained the 1.5 acre site, the community is invited to “Twilight in the Garden” on Thursday, July 25. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Co-chairs Chris Janne and Nora Webb have identified three purposes for Twilight. To introduce the community to the Demo Garden and encourage visitors to follow the site’s progress as the seasons change. While the garden has been in production for several years, many area residents are unfamiliar with the property or haven’t visited the site recently. Secondly, to provide information on en vogue gardening topics like succulents and sustainable gardening. Additionally, to promote summer gardening and encourage people to begin planning fall gardens and save seeds. I’ll add a fourth and final purpose – to showcase the garden at another time of year. Plant shoppers are accustomed to visiting the garden during spring and fall plant sales. Inviting the community to the garden in July allows PAMGA to highlight different features and explore new topics.

Taste the Garden Twilight will feature a variety of garden-themed activities. Chief among them will be tips on using fresh produce from the garden. Extension Master Food Volunteers will be on

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hand preparing dishes with vegetables grown on site, overseeing taste-testing demonstrations and distributing recipes. The menu depends on the weather and what is ripe on July 25.


Extension Master Food Volunteers receive about 40 hours of training in food safety, science, preparation, and preservation and then contribute a minimum of 40 hours of approved volunteer service back to the community. Classes are taught by county extension professionals, industry professionals and Champion/Master Food Volunteer Graduates. McCracken County has produced fifteen such graduates who regularly teach nutrition and cooking throughout our area.

Featured Topics

Homegrown Veggies

While the PAMGA fairy garden will be about 6 feet wide and 25 feet long, a fairy garden can be as small as a shallow baking dish. Tara Montgomery of Montgomery Gardens, 2665 New Holt Road, will be at Twilight talking about small space gardening and demonstrating the many accessories available to create an ethereal world on a tabletop. Kristin Williams of Ephemera Paducah, 9th and Madison, will display garden art, including a garden totem and flags. Williams conducts workshops for everyday artists.

Despite wide-ranging temperatures, a team of Master Gardeners dodged continuing spring rains to cultivate a highly productive vegetable garden. Lead by team captain Norman Wallace, harvesting began in April. Team members will be available to describe the planting process, dates of maturity and variety selection as well as to explain why particular mulching methods and crop rotation have been used. They will also be available to answer questions about managing a small plot to produce food for a family of four in spring, summer and fall; using drip tape to water a garden; and pest control.

Since educating the gardening public is PAMGA’s mission, Twilight in the Garden will offer sessions conducted by Extension Master Gardeners on various topics including: succulents, with an emphasis on sedums; drying herbs/flowers; fall gardens; butterflies and hummingbirds; bluebirds; composting/vermiculture; propagation; and horticulture in art. Also on tap are garden tours, a plant sale and perhaps a story time for children. Learn more about Twilight at the v event blog: www.twilightinthegarden.blogspot.com.

Vegetables planted at the garden began life in a variety of ways. Some were direct sown into the ground. Others were started in a greenhouse and transplanted after the danger of frost had passed. Plants grown for the spring plant sale have been incorporated in the garden so you may compare the plants you bought with ours. Grow boxes, some of them elevated to demonstrate that physical challenges need not be a barrier to gardening, are also used. A few of the crops grown are onions, kale, chard, lettuce, radishes, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, corn and summer squash. There are also grapes, berries and apples.

Carol Ullerich is the President of PAMGA, a member of the Garden Writers Association and a frequent contributor to Purchase Area Family Magazine.

Garden Beds Master Gardeners strive to offer a diverse array of flower bed designs and plants throughout the garden. One popular spot is the herb bed maintained by Shirley Dishinger. The Demo Garden has featured a small rain garden for about six years. Again this year, the Demo Garden is participating in statewide trials of annuals and perennials. Three beds have been devoted to testing recently introduced plants so shoppers can see how they perform in McCracken County and determine if the plants are worthy of a spot in their home landscapes next year. The drought was a true test and several of the perennials grown last year survived both the heat and the mild winter.

Fairy Garden A new bed under construction is a fairy garden. This is a project undertaken by Barbara Brownell McCoy, a Master Gardener Intern who completed her training in May. Fairy gardens are all the rage in the gardening world. Described as a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants, the design and components are limited only by the creator’s imagination. Keep an eye on this bed to see what develops.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Jamie Lober

The New, FREE, Kentucky Rx Card Program he 2010 national census reported that more than 647,000 Kentuckians do not have health insurance. That means that not only do they have to pay for medical costs when they need to, but they also have to cover the rising price of medications for their families. Cold, allergy, antibiotics and blood pressure medications are commonly prescribed these days. Even with insurance, those costs can be a real burden for a working family. But a new program is now available that may be able to help. It’s a free statewide prescription assistance program open to anyone regardless of age or income.

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“Sometimes you have non-covered drugs and sometimes you have people who do not want to claim certain medications on their health insurance. (If you wish to keep your medications private from your workplace for instance),” said Davies. The program is based not only on the idea that you can save money on your drugs but that the more people who use the card program, the lower the costs of the drugs. “If everybody knew about this card we could save people 50 million instead of the 9 million we currently save,” said Davis. “We work very hard to make sure every person who may be eligible knows about the card,”

Kentucky Rx Card program

Both brand and generic medications, as long as they are FDA-approved, are eligible for discounts ranging from 30 to 75 percent. Prices may vary based depending on the week or month, as well as your geographic location, but card uses can always feel confident knowing that they are guaranteed the lowest price available. This is regardless of whether it is the Kentucky Rx Card price, your present insurance program’s price, or the pharmacy’s already discounted price.

“It is not a card to get free medications, but it gives you deep discounts, particularly on medications for people who do not have health insurance,” explained Bob Davies, Program Director for the Kentucky Prescription Drug Card Program. “There is no enrollment form, no restrictions for participation, no threshold of income that limits you to being able to use it, no eligibility requirements, no waiting period and no exclusions. It also includes pre-existing conditions; there are no claims forms to file and no annual or lifetime limits. This distinguishes the Kentucky Prescription Drug Card Program from other prescription drug insurance programs. While it can apply to anybody, specific populations may be especially interested in the program. “The people that use it the most often have high deductible plans, health savings accounts or are Medicare part B donors,” said Davies.

If you travel, you can carry your card with you as the Kentucky Rx Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country. As an extra bonus aside from the prescription drug card itself, the program offers other discounts on teeth whitening supplies, prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids and diabetic supplies.

Easy to get and online You can have your own prescription drug card in a matter of

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minutes and can do so 24 hours a day, and you can download as many cards as you need. “The easiest way is to go to www.kentuckyrxcard.com and click on create pharmacy card,” said Davies. The card is pre-activated to make things simple for the end user and you can even make them for friends and loved ones and distribute them. You can also search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies on the easy to use website. All the information you enter is protected and your privacy is assured. If you do not want to use the computer, you can obtain a member card by stopping by any CVS Pharmacy in Kentucky or visit Kmart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Sam’s Club Pharmacy, a health center, hospital, clinic, business or other card distribution site across the state. CVS Pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy for the Kentucky Rx Card. Some folks feel it seems too simple and great of an offer but that is the reality. According to public records of meetings, even the city Paducah Mayor, City Manager and Commissioners were skeptical at first and asked the human resources director to look into the validity of the program. Once they became aware of the potential for reducing costs they quickly rallied to the cause and are urging people to learn about the RX Card and spread the word. The Kentucky

League of Cities is also a strong advocate for the program. Other partner organizations include the American Cancer Society, American Pet Cross, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, Hispanic Latino Coalition of Louisville, Epilepsy Foundation, Volunteers of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Prescription Drug Exchange and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. “It sounds too good to be true but there are no downsides to it; the worst case scenario would be that you take a drug that is already heavily discounted and you wouldn’t save any more with the card,” said Davies. The statistics in our state region of the country indicate that Kentucky is the second highest in the nation for tobacco use, and sixth for high obesity rates and diabetes. This translates into higher costs for our healthcare when compared to other more health conscious areas of the country. The free Kentucky RX Card program can help to keep our cost of living down and healthcare affordable in our area. The statewide prescription assistance program has been brought to us by the generous funding of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. v

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