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Purchase Area Family Magazine • Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 • Office 270-415-9400 • Karen@purchasefamilymag.com • www.purchasefamilymag.com Contributing Writers: Rick Epstein, Dr. LaNita Flanary, Robin Gericke, Angie Hatton, Jamie Lober, Harvest Prude and Dr. Health Schipp, Molly Tomasallo and Kristin Williams Calendar of Events: Tell our 80,000⃰+ readers about your event, class, group, church or service! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 270-415-9400.
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MIRACLES EVERY DAY. We believe in miracles because we see them every day at the region’s most comprehensive heart center. Tom Clayton, marathon runner, was treated for a heart attack at age 44.
Cardiologist Bradley McElroy, MD, and heart surgeon Carl Johnson, MD, are part of the Baptist Health heart care team.
Since Baptist Health Paducah opened the Baptist Heart Center in 2007, thousands – including Tom Clayton – have beneﬁted from specialized treatment, the same expert care you’d expect in Nashville or Louisville. The heart center has added a hybrid operating room for less-invasive procedures, and our accredited chest pain center expedites treatment for heart attacks to save time and save lives.
We believe you heal better closer to home. BaptistHealthPaducah.com
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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 Chiropratic Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Lowertown Arts and Music Festival by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 400 Miles of Fabulous Junk by: Kristin Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Helping Children Soar by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Prizer Point Resort and Marina by: Harvest Prude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
D E PA R T M E N T S COMMUNITY NEWS Missing Children Awareness by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Camp WOW Open for Fun this Summer by: Angie Hatton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 A Writer’s Dream by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by: Harvest Prude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Paducah Farmer’s Market by: Molly Tomasallo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The Cooperative Extension Service by: Harvest Prude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Purchase Area Family Magazine • P.O. Box 8061, Paducah KY 42002 Purchase Family Magazine® is published monthly by All Good Media, L.L.C., Advertising design by Angie Kimbro, William Decker and Glen Dunkerson and layout design by Angie Kimbro. Purchase Family Magazine®, Angie Kimbro, Glen Dunkerson & William Decker are not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the information or advice contained in this magazine. The articles in this issue of Purchase Family Magazine® may not necessarily reflect the opinions of Purchase Family Magazine®, Angie Kimbro, Kristal Ingram, Glen Dunkerson & William Decker. All subscription, editorial, and advertising inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (270) 415-9400
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ACTIVE CARE Caring for your Neck by: Dr. Heath Schipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
CALENDAR Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
FAT H E R H O O D F O D D E R ‘Honey, Want to Meet my Ex?’ by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
PA W S & C L A W S Socializing Your Dog by: Dena Rowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Care of Exotic Pets by: Dr. LaNita Flanary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
H E A LT H M AT T E R S Understanding Fibromyalgia by: Jamie Lober. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
SENIOR SPOT Dancing with our Seniors by: Harvest Prude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
ENDING NOTES Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 front cover portrait by:
270.442.0199 • email@example.com cover models: Dr. Leila Lindquist and her four daughters Svenja, Yolina, Liv, and Leja.
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BEMER 3000 Therapy:
In the March 2008 edition of this magazine you learned about the need for BEMER Therapy: The only modality proven by the Institute of Microcirculation in Berlin to restore micro circulation.
Innovative and state-of-theart alternative medicine: In the February 2010 edition of this magazine you learned about non-invasive alternative ways to test for nutritional deficiencies. We also discussed treatment options to restore the back including Flexion-Distraction, Decompression, Laser and Massage.
Celiac and Gluten Awareness Center: In the May 20102 edition of this magazine you learned that Chiropractic Works is the region’s first choice for the identification of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Many people in the area have been given a new lease on life thanks to counseling from the dedicated people working at Chiropractic Works.
Alternative Healthcare: It doesn’t matter whether a patient has headaches or shin splints, fibromyalgia or neuropathy; Chiropractic Works offers its patients premier care without drugs. We can provide you with effective insoles and orthotics that will reduce the pressure on your nerves and restore the integrity of your spine. This will help to naturally prolong the integrity and vitality of your body.
n our cover this month is local chiropractor, Dr. Leila Lindquist and her four daughters Svenja, Yolina, Liv, and Leja. Dr. Lindquist and the staff of Chiropractic Works are committed to bringing state-of-the-art alternative medicine to the Purchase Area. Have you sat through one of the many drug commercials on television and wondered why it was mostly a list of potential side effects and potential risks? Do you know someone who’s become addicted to pain medication, or got sick after taking a prescribed drug...or even died? Dr. Lindquist, who was born and raised in Switzerland, became a chiropractor in 1999 and began working with her patients at Chiropractic Works, in Metropolis, Illinois. She has seen the rise in pain medication dependence and pharmaceutical addiction.
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Pharmaceuticals Are Not the Answer The famous scientist Thomas Edison predicted that "the doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in diet, exercise and the proper care of the human frame". Dr. Lindquist has dedicated her life to taking care of people and educating her patients about healthy lifestyle choices. Many of her patients experience pain, inflammation and discomfort on a regular basis. “Traditional medical options usually begin with pain medication,” Dr. Lindquist said. “But I believe that, in most cases, drugs are not the answer,” she told me. Pain killers work by eliminating or dulling the pain you feel. They don’t fix the problem that caused the pain. The more pain medicine you take, the more you usually need to maintain the pain relief – it’s a vicious cycle! I am on a mission to educate people and raise awareness about the dangers and side effects of drugs and prescribed medications. They not only have a negative effect on people's health but they adversely affect our planet and generations to come! Many common diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease are linked to changes in our environment. We lead hectic and stressful lifestyles. We eat a toxic diet and we breathe a million man-made fumes every day. I believe that the toxins in our environment, including drugs and synthetic vitamins, impact our ability to fight disease and affect our overall health. The ‘electronic fog’ from power lines and computers interferes with the flow of energy in our bodies.” “One of the main problems with our current way of living is our diets. We are literally making ourselves sick with our food. What we buy at the grocery store is often over-processed and full of chemicals to prolong shelf-life and improve things such as texture, color and taste. Naturally occurring vitamins and enzymes are destroyed by the chemicals used to preserve our foods. Food processing techniques lower the quality of our food which requires companies to add back what the manufacturing process has taken out. Our food is "enriched" or "fortified" with synthetic vitamins and chemical additives; none of which are the same as fresh, natural, unprocessed food. Ideally we should rely on fresh, unprocessed food as much as possible: Food we have grown ourselves or that has been grown organically. If the food is highly processed it likely lacks vital enzymes and nutrients: It’s no wonder with our poor, processed and low vitality diets and lack of exercise that we are tired and unable to concentrate.”
Mother Nature Heals “Our bodies are very intricate biological machines that require proper maintenance to keep working in good shape, and for a long time. Human beings were designed to be outside, active and in the sunlight. Think of your body as an energy and time bank: Each and every day you have to balance your body’s accounts by choosing what to withdraw and deposit. Let's assume that every time you take over-the-counter medicine, such as Tylenol, you are making a choice that could damage your liver and kidneys just a little bit. That might cost you a few days of your life span. Or, you could choose to go see a chiropractor who can help restore proper nerve function and improve the blood supply to the organs. This can help to boost your vitality and longevity, and therefore prolong your life by a few days. Health is about the power of knowledge and all about the daily choices you make.”
MEET THE STAFF AT CHIROPRACTIC WORKS: Ashleigh Parr, LMT is a 2006 Shawnee Community College Graduate and Licensed Massage Therapist. Dr. Ron Teddleton is a 1989 Logan Graduate. He specializes in ProAdjustor and Spinal Decompression. Tasha Neill, LMT is a 2008 Shawnee Community College Graduate and Licensed Massage Therapist. Dr. Leila Lindquist is a 1999 Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduate. She opened Chiropractic Works in March 2000. She started her health care career as a nurse assistant some 20 years ago while attending Medical School in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Lindquist currently is a 3 Star International Ambassador for FG Xpress to help promote all natural sustainable products in service for our planet and humanity. Brandi Robinson is the Regional Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Awareness Coordinator/Counselor. She assists patients with non-invasive testing options and support on diet plans, shopping guidance and cooking safety. She facilitates monthly support group meetings geared towards guidance and education. Please call her at (618) 524-8300 if you have any questions.
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HELP FIGHT THE WAR ON DRUGS! YOUR POWER STRIP PURCHASE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Two years ago, Dr. Lindquist was contacted by a young former patient who was struggling to overcome an addiction to pharmaceutical pain killers. Just two months later she was shocked to learn of his untimely death, leaving behind his then two-year-old daughter. Recently Dr. Lindquist came to the realization that she was called to do something about the increasing use of dangerous pain killers and addiction in her community. Her research into alternatives to pharmaceutical pain relief led her to Power Strips. A portion of every Power Strip sale will be used to fund a scholarship that will benefit children whose parents had lost their battle against such drugs. Please support her cause by purchasing a product at www.share.fgxpress.com, or call Dr. Lindquist at 618-638-6999 today to order your Power Strips!
POWER STRIPS: A NEW TOOL TO FIGHT PAIN NATURALLY This tool is an FDA listed Class 1 Medical Device called the FG Xpress Power Strip that reduces minor aches and pain naturally. The Power Strip has four all-natural, biodegradable ingredients and works through five technologies to help reduce aches, pains and other skin-related issues. Power Strips are nontoxic, sustainable and a breakthrough in medical science. Just like a nicotine patch for smokers who want to stop smoking and end their addiction to nicotine, the Power Strip can help you break the cycle of pain killer addiction and become drug free. Please consult www.share.fgxpress.com. You can also learn more about the science and technology of the Power Strip at www.newsciencefacts.com. You may text or call Dr. Lindquist at 618-638-6999 if you have any questions and to receive the links to the youTube Videos with more info in regards to the Power Strips. Chiropractic Works is conveniently located about a 15 minute drive from Kentucky Oaks Mall at 721-723 Market Street in Metropolis, IL. Please make an appointment for a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you by calling Chiropractic Works at 618-524-8300. 10 â€˘ May2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
Welcome Dr. Lee
THANKS FOR BRINGING YOUR EXPERTISE AND COMPASSION TO MERCY REGIONAL HEART AND LUNG SURGERY Lourdes welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Robert B. Lee, MD, to Mercy Regional Heart and Lung Surgery. Dr. Lee has completed extensive surgical training in cardiac and lung cancer at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute. His expertise and deep faith allows him to help people physically and spiritually.
Dr. Lee joins James O’Rourke, M.D. at: Robert B. Lee, MD Certiﬁed by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion 1532 Lone Oak Road, Suite 445 Paducah, KY 42003
Make an appointment or learn more Call 270–538-5830
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by: Robin Gericke
he Lowertown Arts and Music Festival (LTAMF) is celebrating its fifth year, and it is bigger and better than ever before! With more artists, more
music, and more food, this is an event you do not want to miss. The festival dates for this year are May 16th and 17th. Friday hours are from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You may notice that the festival is a little shorter this year, which means that more art, music, and family fun will be packed into this wonderful event. However, one thing about the festival never changes; its dedication to celebrating the cultural richness of our area, from art to music to performance.
Art LTAMF is a juried arts festival. This means that all the artwork has gone through a professional selection process. Juried art ensures that the quality and presentation of all the artwork is excellent. “We have more artists than ever before, and many more applied than in past years,” said Michael Terra, co-director of the LTAMF. “Our jurors picked the best of the best!” Yet this does not limit the variety of artwork! Over 70 artists will present everything from jewelry to metalwork, painting to sculptures, photography to clothing, and more! “The people that are coming to look and purchase art will be very impressed,” Terra assured me. Even though you may not consider yourself an artist, you will still have numerous opportunities to try your hand at creating various forms of art. “A local print maker will be demonstrat-
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ing for work,” said Terra. “He will wheel out the press, and people can do their own printing on a real printing press.” “The ‘Top Potter Throwdown’ will be back this year hosted by the Paducah School of Art and Design. There will be 10 or more wheels together at the corner of 6th and Madison. Through a series of competitions, we will find this year’s top potter!” Terra told me. “It is great entertainment to see people at every level of talent and enthusiasm throwing pots.” “Another local artist will be making bent willow furniture,” Terra explained. In this form of art, pieces of thin wood are twisted, cut, and nailed “And, before you know it, there’s a chair in front of you! It’s like a magic trick!”
Music For many years, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the LTAMF to present the best in regional music to festival goers. The symphony will be playing on the main stage again this year, and they have selected an incredible line-up of musicians to perform on the two festival stages. The individuals and bands, who had to reside within 300 miles of Paducah, were chosen from a large group of applicants. They will perform many genres of music including acoustic, rockabilly, jazz, country and bluegrass. There will even a steel drum musician playing original songs. “Public radio station WKMS will again be broadcasting live for parts of the festival,” Terra told me.
Food At the LTAMF you can get a ‘Taste of Paducah,’ from dinner to dessert - all in one block! “This year, there will be more restaurants in ‘Taste of Paducah,’ than ever before,” said Terra. With over 14 food vendors, you will probably have a hard time deciding what to eat!
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Harmony Road Music School
Preschool Music and Group Piano Classes
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year,” said Terra. “People take their personal vehicles and transform them into something completely new and wonderful. They are driving around in a painting or a sculpture on four wheels.”
Performance From dancing to poetry, comedy to improv, you will be able to witness the best Paducah has to offer in performing arts. “In the ‘Laugh Tent’, the Paducah Improv Group will be giving lessons, classes, and performances,” Terra told me. “They will also have an ‘after hours’ performance on Saturday night.” Paducah’s own Poetry Collective will be reading poetry from the balconies throughout the festival.
Children’s Activities For the past few years Purchase Area Family Magazine and its publisher, Karen Hammond, have organized and sponsored the children’s activities street at the LTAMF. “What began as a simple ‘paper-bag puppet’ craft activity has morphed into a whole street of entertainment for children and families,” Hammond told me. “This year we have more community groups and organizations participating than ever before. There will be at least two craft activities at all times and stage performances as well: Everything from ‘dance karaoke’ to Animals Tales, a local zoo program who will be bringing small exotic animals to share with the audience. A schedule of events on the children’s street is posted on the festival website so that you can plan when to bring your family and enjoy the fun! Many organizations from around the area that will be hosting activities and Hammond wanted to take this opportunity to thank them. “The community has been absolutely fantastic in supporting the festival and the children’s activities in particular,” she said. “Over twenty local businesses and organizations will be here during the course of the weekend. They have all volunteered their time and creativity to make the LTAMF as family friendly as possi-
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ble. The children’s street will have drinking water, shade, seating, entertainment, crafts and even children’s yoga! There will be give-a-ways and most of the crafts are absolutely FREE!
Terra says that his favorite part of the festival is the sound of laughter. “As I walk around the festival, I see people who are delighted by the art and the atmosphere; they are laughing and having a great time. This makes me feel like we have really achieved something for the festival and Paducah.”
You can be part of the Festival! You don’t have to be an artist or a musician to be a part of the LTAMF. The festival is always in need of volunteers, but it also need financial support. “The challenging thing for the festival is funding,” Terra told me. “For anyone who thinks the festival is a good idea we encourage you to donate money so we can keep having it year after year. Although we do collect booth fees, it does not even cover 10% of the cost – over $80,000 a year. More than half of that come from generous donations made by the community. We have no permanent staff, no office building, and no separate phone line. However, 200 volunteers come together to make this happen – it is pretty extraordinary!” said Terra.
For more information about the Festival, volunteering, the children’s activities, art cars, or the artists, visit www.lowertownamf.com. v
Come to the LTAMF! Often, we take for granted the great things that happen in our own town. “As a community, we have decided that Paducah is an interesting place to be and that it has a lot to offer,” stated Terra. “The LTAMF is based on the regional richness and quality you come to Paducah for. When we value Paducah and offer hospitality, it attracts national interest. CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and many other publications have covered the festival because of the choices the festival makes: The LTAMF is green, local, and strictly regional. If you live right here, and the rest of the nation is interested in your backyard, take a look out the window! People come to the festival from all over the nation. There are people from every edge of the country; over 16,000 people came last year.” If someone can travel thousands of miles to the festival, it should be no problem for those of us who live in Paducah to drive a few miles!
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by: Kristin Williams -Ephemera Paducah
high holy junker’s holiday is fast approaching! June 5 – 8 (Thursday through Sunday) treasures, long-hidden attics or garages, will be laid bare, ripe for the picking along Kentucky’s Scenic Highway 68 in the 400-mile Sale. The 'front porch' of this yard-saling extravaganza is Exit 16 off of I-24 in McCracken County. How lucky can we get?!
The 400-mile Sale stretches across Kentucky from Sharpe to Aurora, Draffenville, Cadiz, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green turning northeast all the way to Maysville. If you don’t want to make that much of a commitment, the sales in Western Kentucky are spectacular and worthy of a day or two of shopping. A couple of years ago a leg from Aurora to Paris, Tenn. through Murray was added, providing some nice options, as well. My BFF, Holly, and I start getting excited about this event in December. We circle the date on our calendars and begin dreaming of the goodies we will encounter. We’ve made it a standing 1-2 day outing for the past 5 years and cherish the memories we’ve made, as well as the finds we’ve scored. Initially my joy in the sale was purely personal, scouring tables for additions to dish collections or shabby chic home décor items like sets of vintage luggage. Since opening my art and craft workshop business, Ephemera Paducah, I am
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on the lookout for items that can be 'up-cycled' by local crafters or used in art assemblages. This year I’ll be looking for beat-up books that can be used in paper crafts and collages. My $5 foot-thick dictionary has been great the fifteen years or so I’ve torn pages out of it, and I’d love to find a new one. Having spent many an hour on the hunt on Highway 68, we’ve got this down to a science, and have some pointers to make this a great adventure for you, too.
Here are our Top 10 Tips for working the 400-mile Sale
5. Only make right turns. The traffic is insane and the frenzy of shopping makes even the best driver dangerous. Parking is generally on the side of the road. If you can pull through into a parking spot to avoid backing onto Highway 68 when you pull out, you should. Work one side of the highway at a time and don’t backtrack. There are plenty of great sales and you can’t hit everyone. 6. Start at Exit 16 and plan lunch in Draffenville. Or just past it, there is a sale like a well-oiled machine inside the Christian Family Fellowship School gymnasium a quarter of a mile beyond Marshall County High School. It’s HUGE,
1. Find a friend who’s in sync with your shopping style. In sync means you can both hop out of the truck, walk around the sale, and, without even discussing it, instinctively know whether you’re shopping for 3 minutes or 30. And, if she’s only shopping for toddler clothes and you’re only looking for antiques, it’s going to be a long frustrating day! (It goes without saying do not bring anyone along who hates yard sales. Yes, those people exist. You may even be married to one. This is a day-long commitment, at least. Don’t ruin it with someone asking, “Are we done, yet?”) 2. Notice I said, “truck.” A truck is optimal. Holly and I have filled the truck on many a day. Load up the bed with empty Rubbermaid totes filled with grocery sacks and packing blankets. As you buy small items, use the totes and your goodies don’t roll around in the back seat or bed of the truck. 3. Hydrate. Pack a cooler of water and some snacks. For convenience stops, there are many churches that host good sales, and they are very kind to offer up restrooms, which are otherwise scarce along the way. 4. Wet wipes are essential. Trust me on this one.
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very well organized and has food and drinks. Last year we picked up four milk crates of punch glasses there for $5 a crate. Score! One year I found my stepdaughter a beautiful, high quality sofa for $10.TEN BUCKS. 7. If at all possible, go on Friday. The other days are good, too, and new sales crop up on Saturday. But we think the best finds are Friday. 8. Know what you’re looking for or it’s absolutely overwhelming. And, know what your shopping buddy is looking for, too. Last year I was on the hunt for sets of vintage dishes that I could pick up for less than $1 a piece. I found eight of them. If you don’t have a target for hunting, after a while the velvet Elvises (Elvi?), boxes of Tupperware tops, and things you look at and think, “seriously?” can overload you senses. You are seeking diamonds in the rough and they exist on the 400-mile sale. 9. Have an idea what you’ll pay for items and don’t be afraid to negotiate. My antique-dealer mother taught me that it’s the seller’s job to give you a price. The price should drop lower the more items you buy. Phrases like, “Is this your best price?” and, “How about if I get all this?” (pointing to a pile), should result in a bargain. 10. Buy it when you see it. There really is no going back. After a while the locations blur together, and if you thought it was a great deal, someone right behind you thought so, too. No regrets!
Favorite spots: Christian Fellowship School Gymnasium Aurora Visitor Center Pavilion (Aurora Park) The fields between I-24 and Russellville
Best finds through the years: Old blue Mason Jars for $2 each Sofa for $10 Thomas the Tank Engine Train Table for $20
Creepiest items spotted: An entire flatbed filled with naked dirty dolls (and a seller who only said, “dolls for a dolla”) Grandma’s dentures Complete information, including locations and support for having your own sale, is available on the website www.400mile.com or via the 400 Mile Sale Facebook Page. Downloads of maps are available or one can request a brochure through the mail. v 18 • May2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
by: Robin Gericke
or the past three years, Paducah Aero Modelers has been encouraging children to set their sights high and soar. This June 15th and 16th, Paducah Aero Modelers Club will be ‘Taking Flight for Charity’. The event is put on in support of the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club. This fun family event will take place at 501 County Park Road, the flying field of the Paducah Aero Modelers’ Club, located in Paducah. Spectators will be able to watch model aviation enthusiasts from all around the region fly their model aircraft. There will be many types of models in the air and on display including remote control, control line, and various helicopters. Refreshments such as hot dogs and hamburgers will be available, with all the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club. Everyone is invited to this free event, so bring your portable chairs so you can comfortably enjoy the show!
What is “Taking Flight for Charity?” Philip Rudd, the event coordinator spoke to me about ‘Taking Flight for Charity’ and why it is such an exciting event! Model aircraft enthusiasts, some from quite far away, travel to this event to fly their model airplanes and helicopters “Each year, we have anywhere from 30 - 60 pilots register and make a donation,” Rudd told me. “Last year, pilots from six different states participated.” For those of you unfamiliar with model aircraft, these models are not the toys you find in local stores. “The planes our pilots will by flying can cost anywhere from $300 to up to $7000,” explained Rudd. “There are airplane wingspans from 18 - 24 inches to 10 to 12 feet. It is similar to flying real airplanes.” Although it may be like flying a real plane, you certainly wouldn’t want your next flight out of Paducah to be like these! From tricks and mock combat flights to planes that trail smoke and fly over 130 miles per hour, this event is full of excitement and expertise. “The model helicopters do a lot of crazy stuff!” Rudd told me. “We have very talented pilots coming to this fly-in. most of the flights are done where the spectators can see them, so don’t worry about bringing your binoculars to the event! We have raised around $11,000 putting on these events. Taking Flight for Charity is an opportunity for us to give back to the community.”
“Children are very important to us!” “We have been doing charity fly-ins for eight years,” Rudd told me. “For the past two years, the monies raised have been in support of the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club. We like helping the Boys and Girls Club because of the work they do with local youth. They help underprivileged children, and children are very important to us, our club, and the flying community. We want this event to help children locally.” 20 • May2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
“Flying model air craft is a good, clean hobby,” Rudd told me. “It teaches children and teenagers how to think, develops patience, and strengthens hand-eye coordination. It is very enjoyable and beneficial to anyone.”
About the Paducah Aero Modelers Club The Paducah Aero Modelers Club began in 1960 when a small group of flying enthusiasts wanted to promote airplane flying hobbies. The club members now meet once a month and include people from all walks of life: Pilots, salesmen, engineers, doctors, teachers, retirees, and students of all ages and backgrounds. They build and fly radio-controlled, free-flight, and control line model aircrafts in both sport flying and competition events. One member has even held the national record of flight duration with a plane of his own design! Several members travel extensively to compete in model airplane contests in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Birmingham, Tucson, St. Louis, and Toledo. “Two of our members now serve in the Air Force due to the interest they developed over the years in aircraft,” Rudd told me. For more information about the Club, please email Charlie Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
they’re completely enthralled. ‘Taking Flight for Charity’ takes place June 15 and 16 at 501 County Park Road in Paducah. “We start at 9 a.m. and fly until we get tired, which is usually around 4 or 5 p.m.,” Rudd told me. I’ll see you as we ‘take flight for charity’ to support the children in our community! For more information about the club and the event please visit www.paducahaeromodelers.com. v
*Membership in Paducah Aero Modelers requires membership in AMA. For more information about AMA or to join AMA visit their website at www.modelaircraft.org.
About the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club The mission of the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club is to enable all children to be productive, responsible and caring citizens. It has been training the youth of PaducahMcCracken County community for more than 60 years and now serves over 100 children daily. The Club is open from 2 -7 p.m., five days a week during the school year and offers a wide variety of programs to students. It provides transportation from Clark Elementary, McNabb Elementary, Morgan Elementary, Paducah Middle, and Paducah Tilghman high school. The hours are extended to 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. during summer break. Anyone can be part of the Boys and Girls Club, regardless of financial status. The membership costs $10 annually. For more information about Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club, please visit www.ocbgc.org.
“This is an event for everyone; from young children to older veterans,” says Rudd. “Everyone has a good time, and it is all very exciting.” During the event, spectators will even have the opportunity to fly a model plane themselves. “We have instructors available to show anyone who is interested how to get started with the models,” Rudd told me. “We want to encourage the public to join the club and learn how to pilot the models.” For pilots wishing to participate in the event, the landing fee is $10, and membership to the Academy of Model Aeronautics is required*. However, student pilots fly free of charge. “A lot of people don’t realize what ‘Taking Flight for Charity’ is all about,” said Rudd. “But once they see what we do,
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by: Jamie Lober
Missing Kids Awareness
ccording to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are nearly 800,000 kids reported missing to law enforcement each year. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan chose to take action on the issue by declaring May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. This is the time of the year that we renew efforts to reunite missing kids with their families, remember those who remain missing and make child safety a national priority. In addition to suggesting that you have an age-appropriate conversation with your child about this serious issue, the National Center launched ‘Take 25’, a national campaign with the message that parents should take 25 minutes to talk to their kids about safety and make sure the dialogue is ongoing. As long as we have any kids missing it is a serious issue. “The most critical situations, and the ones that quite rightfully make the headlines, are child abductions,” said Major John
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Bradley, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Commonwealth and Chief Information Officer for the Kentucky State Police. “This is because children are very likely to be seriously injured or killed within the first three hours after abduction by a stranger or acquaintance.” Fortunately, these situations are rare and account for a tenth of a percent of missing child cases in Kentucky. The important thing is that young children are always empowered with knowledge about safety. “Children are a highly vulnerable segment of the population and a child simply is not equipped for healthy outcomes on their own,” said Bradley.
Most children are abducted by a friend or acquaintance It may surprise you to learn that there is a relatively low occurrence of predators who are strangers. “Often the greatest risk a child faces is in their own home or to a known entity,” said Bradley. This fact is sad but true. “The most impor-
tant message that adults must reinforce to children is to tell a trusted adult anytime someone makes them feel uncomfortable,” Bradley told me. “All children should understand boundaries and what constitutes inappropriate behavior. If someone oversteps boundaries, the behavior should be reported.”
There are no obvious signs of predators “The most likely identifier is anyone who takes an interest in a child for no apparent reason,” stated Bradley. “If someone photographs, watches, entices or follows your child they should be challenged or questioned. Someone with bad intentions will usually try to build rapport with a child. A child must understand that it is never okay to go anywhere with someone they do not know,” said Bradley. Internet predation is on the rise and increasingly used by those with illintent. “Parents must know at all times whom their children are engaging with when they are playing web-based games, on social media and using chat,” said Bradley. The internet world is no different than the real world. “Diligence and full understanding of the nature of a child’s relationships are of paramount importance to parents,” said Bradley.
level, regionally throughout Kentucky,” said Bradley. Progress was made last year when FEMA partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to offer an enhancement to AMBER Alerts. “We can now, in those rare circumstances of true abductions, activate a signal to send wireless AMBER messages to personal data devices such as wireless phones and personal data devices,” said Bradley. This service has been activated in Kentucky and can be credited for assisting nationwide in recovery of abducted children. By raising a child that is aware of his surroundings and has safety smarts, you can help reduce the statistics in Kentucky. v
There are some positive outcomes “A study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited children found that in eighty-one percent of cases children escaped abductions by their own actions,” Bradley told me. “fifty-three percent escaped by recognizing something was wrong and walking away, and another twenty-eight percent actively resisted by yelling, kicking, screaming and attracting attention.” The key is for your child to be where he is supposed to be and not to wander off or engage with strangers. Every Purchase Area family should educate their kids and loved ones on this topic. “Community awareness and commitment to the wellbeing of children is very important,” said Bradley. This means that trusted community members, like teachers, coaches and police, should be trained to recognize signs of abuse or neglect and report them to the police. “Early intervention when something is wrong may well prevent a child from running away and becoming at risk,” said Bradley. The most important thing a parent can do is provide a safe, loving home because children will naturally gravitate to where they feel safe.” This is not a definite way to prevent your child from running away but it will certainly make that outcome less likely. “Providing a home where the child can depend on trust, love and care is probably the greatest prevention to runaway behavior,” Bradley explained.
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am a Paducah native who is fully committed to public service. As a former assistant attorney general and a former public defender, I promise to devote my best efforts to serving the people of McCracken County. I am a Paducah Human rights commissioner and also a proud husband and father of four. “The position of District Court Judge is one of public service. McCracken County deserves a judge who is committed to public service and who will Make a Difference for the citizens of McCracken County. I am the candidate that will make that difference.” -Craig Newbern v
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By: Heath Schipp, D.C., Active Care Chiropractic
Caring for your Neck!
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.
back healthy, after your injury is healed? Be sure you have proper posture and good sleeping position. You should
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
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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.
• 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 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 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. • 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.
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. • 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. 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
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by: Harvest Prude
he weather is starting to get warmer and vacation time is fast approaching. During the ‘dog days’ of our hot western Kentucky summers most families are looking to ‘beat the heat’ and find a cool place to vacation. While the beach in Florida is always a great option, not everyone has the time, or the money, to make the ‘trek’ to the coast. Luckily, you don’t have to endure a long car trip to have a great family vacation; there are fantastic options less than an hour away. Let us introduce you to the fun, and family-friendly Prizer Point Marina and Resort! Prizer Point is located just a few miles from exit 56 on I-24, near Land Between the Lakes. The resort is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Lake Barkley and can also be approached by water at mile marker 55. There are numerous kid friendly activities, events and rentals to keep the kids busy. Prizer Point Marina has two swimming pools, a splash pool and a complete a variety of ‘water toys’ available. There’s sure to be an activity and environment to suit every member of the family!
The marina Water based activities are always among the most popular choice of activity. The lake also features kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, and the infamous “Iceberg,” one of the world’s largest inflatables; its 14 feet high and 20 feet long with climbing walls and a slide! There are also other inflatables and slides such as the 30 foot Hippo Water Slide and ‘Slidezilla’. Known as Prizer Point’s ‘ultimate family fun boat’, the ‘Slidezilla’ seats up to 20 people, has two slides and comes complete with an on-board restroom. Most amenities are included in the rental rate with the exception of a variety of boats, pontoons and water toys available for rent including trick skis, training skis, tubes, and knee boards. For a unique dining experience, check out Prizer Point’s floating restaurant; ‘The Pier’ which specializes in breakfast and charbroiled burgers. They also offer a fish fry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For the ‘land lubbers’ If land activities are more your thing, Prizer Point offers mini golf, chess, hay rides, an arcade, a pedal kart track, a playground and much more that will keep you entertained. To have a great swimming experience, the grounds include two pools; a splash pool which will entertain your little ones and an indoor pool a retractable roof. Golf carts are available for rental and offer quick and convenient transportation around the marina, lodgings, camp grounds and attractions. For nature lovers, there are over 100 acres of hiking and biking trails within easy driving distance. The choices of outdoor recre28 • May2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
ation opportunities are limitless whether you’re a ‘land lubber’ or prefer the lake activities. Prizer Point keeps things lively with special themed weekends. They feature pirate weekends and seasonal themes including Halloween. The resort also hosts family movie nights on Friday and Saturday. All amenities are included in the rental rate with the exception of boat, water toys and golf carts.
Lodging Prizer Point offers premium waterfront RV sites, houseboats, lakeside cabins, cottages, and condo. There is sure to be something appropriate to accommodate your family and your budget. Of course you can also bring along your own housing. Bring your boat, RV or ‘old style’ a tent! Lakeside and lake view lodgings include a wide range of options from tree houses and campsites, to luxury, three bedroom condos and two bedroom bungalows with and pen loft. Most lodging units include kitchens with utensils, linens, cable TV, and a lakefront deck with a gas grill and a picnic table. If you love to camp, the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky Lakes KOA/Prizer Point campground is ‘Big Rig’ friendly. Please include your pets; domestic animals are welcome! RV and campsites are spacious and offer plenty of shade. If you have more than the allowed two vehicles, overflow parking is available. Each campsite comes complete with a fire ring for marshmallow roasting and story sharing around the bonfire. Prizer Point also offers premium waterfront sites that are perfect for fishing or relaxing on the shore.
Book your stay today! Prizer Point Marina & Resort offers a wide variety of activities for families of all sizes and age ranges whether your passion is kayaking, hiking, camping, or swimming. Prizer Point is not only perfect for family vacations, but also the perfect site to host a family reunion, business meeting, or a church retreat. Prizer Point is a great option for families and friends vacationing together, or multi-generational vacations. It’s always best to call early to reserve the perfect accommodation or camp site so call today to book your family vacation at Prizer Point Marina & Resort!
Online Resources Prizer Point.com offers a vast array of online resources, directions, rates and reviews. For a complete calendar of events visit www.prizerpoint.com.You can also see more pictures and even take a virtual tour on their website! To book in person please call Julie at (270) 522-3762. v ‘This article is paid advertising and the information contained therein is provided by the featured individual or business. They are solely responsible for its accuracy.’
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Meet Proctor the Mule. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org
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Hike LBL Spring Series: Woodland Walk. 1-mile hike, leaving from the Nature Station parking lot. 11 a.m. Call 270-924-2299 for directions. www.lbl.org
MAY THURSDAY 1: MAY DAY National Day of Prayer and 19th Annual Mayor/County Judge Prayer Breakfast. First Baptist Church, Paducah. 7:30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Ventra Boykin, Sr. Global Manager for Kellogg Company. Tickets available at the door or by contacting Allen Treece, 270-444-9124. Willie Nelson & Family, along with Alison Krauss & Union Station. CFSB Center, Murray. 7 p.m. ticketmaster.com
FRIDAY 2: Nourish Your Joints and Bones. 9:30 a.m. McCracken County Extension Office. 270-554-9520. Mayor’s Book Club Event at Paducah Fire Station #1. Mayor Gayle Kaler has chosen to read Clifford the Firehouse Dog to kids at her next Mayor’s Book Club event. Everyone is invited to Fire Station #1 at 300 Washington Street in downtown Paducah from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to hear Mayor Kaler read the story. She’ll read every half hour from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Kids also will get to tour the fire station, sit in a pumper truck, talk to fire fighters, and learn about fire safety. FREE Zookeeper. Movies in the Park. Ft. Massac State Park, Metropolis. Show begins at dusk. www.metropolistourism.com
Kentucky Turtle Derby. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Sunset Canoe Trip. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 5:30 - 8 p.m. $25/canoe. Call to make a reservation, 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org
SUNDAY 4: Geocaching 101. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org Meet the Oxen. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org WKCTC Community Chorus Pops Concert. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 3 p.m. Free. 270.534.3212
Beginning Excel Workshop. MAY 8, 15 & 22. 6 -8 p.m. WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 112. $95. Call 270-534-3335 to register. Families on the Spectrum. FIRST MONDAYS. Lourdes Garden Room. 6-8 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Becky Nastally from Bloom Behavior and Attorney Jennifer Peeler from Osborne and Associates. No childcare provided. Refreshments provided and guest speakers every month. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.familiesonthespectrumky.org
TUESDAY 6: Appropriate Dress Class. 12-3 PM. Ohio Valley Baptist Church, Activity Building. Smithland. For additional information, please contact the PACS office, 270-9282827, or by email email@example.com. Pre-registration is NOT required Story Hour. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Water Features for the Garden with Dick Roberts. 5 p.m. McCracken County Extension Office. Free and open to the public.
Family Bike Ride. Bike World, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. 270.442.0751 • bikeworldky.com
Off the Shelf Book Discussion. As You Like It. By: William Shakespeare. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net
Derby Day Story Hour. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
Meet the Chickens. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. www.lbl.org
Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center, Paducah. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. 270-443-1746.
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