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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 purchaseparenting@comcast.net or call the office at 270-415-9400.

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Advertising: Want to advertise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 270-415-9400 or by email purchaseparenting@comcast.net Advertising Account Executives: William Decker, Stephanie Elder, Gina Dunkerson, and Cassie Johnson Subscription and Distribution: Want to subscribe or receive a copy of the magazine by mail? Need a back issue? Want to add a location to our distribution? Please call our office at 270-415-9400 or email purchaseparenting @comcast.net Mission Statement: Purchase Area Family Magazine & Little Egypt Family Magazine are committed to providing free, accurate and timely information to readers in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform, and enhance family life. We endeavor to support our communities by providing balanced and informative articles, together with the area’s most comprehensive and inclusive calendar of events. ⃰ Based on an industry average of 4 impressions per copy.

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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 publisher@purchasefamilymag.com (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 • studio@bradrankin.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.

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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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BE OUR GUEST! JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY MAY 28TH, 9AM - 8PM Enjoy gluten free food and refreshments all day! Meet our staff and tour Chiropractic Works and Thor's a Gym! Win great prices! ‘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.’


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 • 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

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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

Now Enrolling for Summer Camps and Classes!

www.harmonyroadpaducah.com 2226 Broadway, Suite 2

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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

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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

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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 chasreeves@comcast.net.

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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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Jamie Lober

Missing Kids Awareness

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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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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.

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.

Playing Sports:

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

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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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EVENTS CALENDAR

Meet Proctor the Mule. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org

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 calendar@purchasefamilymag.com

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

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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

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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. info@familiesonthspectrumky.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 ginger.d@pacs-ky.org. 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.

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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.

THURSDAY 8:

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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families. Our families depend on the strength of our community.

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Evening Upstairs: Mounds, Mysteries & Marketing – History of Wickliffe Mounds. McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St. 7 PM. 270.442.2510 • mclib.net The Addams Family. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org Peter Pan. MainStage Stars. Heath Middle School. 6:30 p.m. 270-558-4249. Springtini to benefit Heartland Cares. 5 – 8 p.m. Purchase tickets between Shandie’s and Yeiser Art Center. Sample martinis at participating downtown restaurants. Tickets: $50 each. See our Facebook page for more information.

FRIDAY 9: Peter Pan. MainStage Stars. Heath Middle School. 6:30 p.m. 270-558-4249. The Addams Family. Carson Center. 7:15 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org KOA CareCamp Weekend: Stay with us Friday night get Saturday night for FREE On Friday night we are having a DJed dance party for kids and adults :), then on Saturday night we will have an Ice Cream Social all proceeds will be donated to KOA Care Camps. We will be raising money to send kids nationwide to certain KOA Campgrounds so kids can camp with other children who have cancer. Call 270-522-3762 to make a reservation. www.prizerpoint.com 100th Anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service. Join us for refreshments and information as we celebrate at McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service office between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2705 Olivet Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001 Thanking you from (270) 554-9520

SATURDAY 10: KOA CareCamp Weekend: Stay with us Friday night get Saturday night for FREE On Friday night we are having a DJed dance party for kids and adults :), then on Saturday night we will have an Ice Cream Social all proceeds will be donated to KOA Care Camps. We will be raising money to send kids nationwide to certain KOA Campgrounds so kids can camp with other children who have cancer. Call 270-522-3762 to make a reservation. www.prizerpoint.com 4th Annual Lourdes’ Iron Mom Half-Marathon. www.active.com to register. If you are interested in participating or volunteering, contact Amy Peal at 270.744.3701 or visit the official race website at www.paducahironmom.com. Presented by Rehab Associates Foundation. More for Mom Expo. Kentucky Oaks Mall. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.270-444-0440. Second Saturday Studio/Gallery Walk. LowerTown Arts District, Noon-8 270.444.8649 • paducahalliance.org

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Meet the Pigs. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. www.lbl.org Birding Bonanza. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Workshop. Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes. $25. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your spot. www.lbl.org National Astronomy Day. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. Noon – 4 p.m. www.lbl.org Evening Star Party. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. 7 p.m. www.lbl.org Peter Pan. MainStage Stars. Heath Middle School. 6:30 p.m. 270-558-4249. Second Saturday Figure Drawing 10:30 – 12:45 p.m. $12.00, plus optional tips for model at Ephemera Paducah, 333 North 9th Street.Ephemera Paducah will host figure-drawing sessions with clothed or costumed models. Sessions are open to all levels of experience and for those aged 16 and older. Register online, www.ephemerapaducah.com or call 270.443.0003.

SUNDAY 11: MOTHER’S DAY Reading to the Children. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org David Phelps. Carson Center. 3 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

MONDAY 12: TUESDAY 13: WEDNESDAY 14: THURSDAY 15: Wine Tasting & Auction. Carson Center. 6 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org

FRIDAY 16: National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series. Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Dr. Clubbaseball.org Let's Etch with Diane Cook. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ephemera Paducah. Class price: $149, plus a $48 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of class. In this class, learn the process of base metal etching. You'll learn how to etch a pre-made

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EVENTS CALENDAR brass cuff and collar, and several pieces of flat sheet metal. You'll see just how easy you will be able to incorporate these pieces into many pieces of beautiful jewelry. This class is a great prerequisite for the next day's Gilding with Solder, (5/17/14) here at Ephemera Paducah, but is not mandatory. LowerTown Arts and Music Festival. Paducah. 7th & Madison Streets. www.lowertownamf.com Yogi Bear. Movies in the Park. Ft. Massac State Park, Metropolis. Show begins at dusk. www.metropolistourism.com Trivia Night offers lots of fun, opportunity to support Ballard Memorial High School football Friday night, Teams of six members each will compete. The entry fee is $10 per player. Organizers will offer one mulligan (free pass answer) per person at $1 each. A concession will be available with soft drinks and some snacks. The contest begins at 7 p.m. Ballard Memorial High School is located approximately 20 miles west of the Paducah's Kentucky Oaks Mall on U.S. Highway 60. To learn more, phone Mark Williams at 270-832-0314.

SATURDAY 17: ARMED FORCES DAY National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series. Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Dr. Clubbaseball.org Bicycle Rodeo for Kids. Bicycle safety & instruction. Bike World, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. Ages 5 – 13. Free. 270.442.0751 • bikeworldky.com Family Bike Ride. Bike World, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. 270.442.0751 • bikeworldky.com LowerTown Arts and Music Festival. Paducah. 7th & Madison Streets. www.lowertownamf.com Meet Smokey, the Homeplace Cat. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. www.lbl.org Beginning Traditional Spinning Workshop. Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes. $40. Registration & full deposit required. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 270-9242020 to reserve your spot. www.lbl.org Pollinator Pals. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Sunset Kayak Trip. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 6 – 8:30 p.m. $20/kayak. Call to make a reservation, 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org Gilding with Solder with Diane Cook. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ephemera Paducah. Class price: $149, plus a $38 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of class. In this class, learn a special technique for adding stamped texture to base metal using silver bearing solder, or as she calls it, Gilding with Solder.

SUNDAY 18: National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series. Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Dr. Clubbaseball.org From Rhinestones to Infinity with Diane Cook. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ephemera Paducah. Class price: $149, plus a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor on the day of class. In this class, you’ll cover design principles, along with options of attachment. And, in addition to a special clasp, Diane will share a very special link design, called Double Infinity. With the Double Infinity link, you will learn how to design Diane’s Wrapped and Stacked link. Mysteries at the Homeplace Museum. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 1 p.m. www.lbl.org Babytime for Birds. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Chicago. Carson Center. 7:30 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org Mixed Media Club 6:30 to 9 p.m.$20 Ephemera Paducah, 333 North 9th Street In this technique-driven club, we'll gather each month to explore tools, techniques, products, new trends and meet old friends. Register online, www.ephemerapaducah.com or call 270.443.0003. Some supplies are required for this class.

MONDAY 19: National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series. Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Dr. Clubbaseball.org Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy/Prevention (ASAP) community-wide Town Hall Meeting about underage drinking. 6 - 7 p.m. Graves County Performing Arts Center. “Beyond Sight.” KBC Women's Conference. New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, Benton, KY. Featured guests include Lisa Whelchel, actor, author and international speaker. One of gospel music's finest, Natalie Grant, will lead worship and present a mini concert. Light refreshments at 5:45. Shopping through home-based business booths. Door prizes throughout the general session 6:35-9:15. Registration fee, $20 until May 5, $25 after May 5 and at the door. Register through the KBC: http://www.kybaptist.org/ewow, or phone toll red 866.489.3570. New Harmony is approximately halfway between Benton and Symsonia on HWY 348, 4817 Symsonia Hwy., Benton, KY.

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TUESDAY 20: National Club Baseball Association Division II World Series. Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Dr. Clubbaseball.org The Art of Correspondence - Sympathy 1 to 3 p.m. $20 Ephemera Paducah, 333 North 9th Street. Make a stack of cards along a certain theme at Ephemera Paducah. All you have to do is show up with a basic kit, which includes: your favorite paper cutting scissors, adhesive and inkpad. You'll be provided 10 cards and envelopes. Register online, www.ephemerapaducah.com or call 270.443.0003.

WEDNESDAY 21: THURSDAY 22: Music at Maiden Alley Cinema. 7 p.m. www.maidenalleycinema.com

FRIDAY 23: SATURDAY 24: Wildlife Celebration all weekend. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Meet the Sheep. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. www.lbl.org American Girl Book & Craft Club – Marisol Luna. McCracken County Public Library. 1 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122. Laser Light Music Shows. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org Summer Star Party. Golden Pond Observatory, Land Between the Lakes. 8 p.m. www.lbl.org Curtain Call. Graves County Schools. 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phoning (270) 674-1556 or (270) 328-1556.

SUNDAY 25: Wildlife Celebration all weekend. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Frolic on the Farm. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. Noon - 3 p.m. www.lbl.org

MONDAY 26: MEMORIAL DAY Wildlife Celebration all weekend. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org

TUESDAY 27: 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) 442-5518. 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 28: THURSDAY 29: Mixed Media Club 6:30 to 9 p.m.$20 Ephemera Paducah, 333 North 9th Street In this technique-driven club, we'll gather each month to explore tools, techniques, products, new trends and meet old friends. Register online, www.ephemerapaducah.com or call 270.443.0003. Some supplies are required for this class.

FRIDAY 30 Angels in the Outfield. Movies in the Park. Ft. Massac State Park, Metropolis. Show begins at dusk. www.metropolistourism.com Frankie Avalon Concert. Paducah Tilghman High School Burt Auditorium. 7:30 PM. 270.559.0999

SATURDAY 31: Ready for Kindergarten Fair 2014. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 10 a.m. – Noon. Food and Giveaways. For children ages 0-5 who have not yet entered kindergarten and their parents. Children’s Day on the Farm. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 1 - 4 p.m. www.lbl.org Astro-Tales. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Evening Planetarium Show and Star Party. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. 8 p.m. $3/child; $5/adult. www.lbl.org

JUNE 7: Baptist Health Paducah Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour. Registration at 7 a.m., followed by tour at 8 a.m. $25/individual; $40/couple; $50/family of four. 10, 35 or 65-mile rides offered. For more information, call 270-575-2851.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: MAY 29 – 31: From Watercolor to Quilt Workshop. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

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EVENTS CALENDAR THROUGH JUNE 10: New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily & Antique Carolina Lily Quilts. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org THROUGH JUNE 24: Distortion. 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 6PM- Usually 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.

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

Arcadia United Methodist Church - 270-442-3313 261 Lone Oak Road, Paducah. arcadiachurch.org SUNDAY School: 9 AM; Worship Service: 10 AM TUESDAY: Men's Prayer Gathering, 7:30 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

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

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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

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

WEDNESDAY Praise & worship, 6 p.m., Igert Hall. 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 Mother's Day Out- Children 3 months -5 years meets TUESDAY AND THURSDAYS from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. 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; Choirs available for all ages. Contact Art DeWeese @270-443-2401 for information. 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. Water Aerobics: MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 AM. Power Water Aerobics: TUESDAY/THURSDAY, 9 a.m.; WEDNESDAY, 5 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church Clements & Powell St, Paducah • Pastor Pail Hatcher Sunday School: 10:00 AM; Worship Service: 11:00 Wednesday Service: 6:30 PM.

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Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Paducah, Ky 270443-8251 • 415 Audobon Drive Paducah, KY www.fccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30 AM, Traditional Worship 10:45 AM, (Sanctuary Upper Level), 10:45 AM; Celebration Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall – Lower Level), 10:45 a.m.

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

Fountain Avenue United Methodist - 443-1724 SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9

AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. 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

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)

Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah - 534-1900

Christ Chapel E.M.C.

SUNDAY: Celebration Service, 9:45 AM - Potluck following Sunday services. WEDNESDAY: Service, 6:30 PM

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.

Christ Community Church - (270) 744-0397 www.christchurchpaducah.com • www.facebook.com/christchurchpaducah Youth Pastor: Hamilton C. Ashley (270) 727-0188 • Childrens Ministries: Jessica Watkins (270) 575-3120 SUNDAY: Coffee and Donuts, 9 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:30 a.m; Morning Worship and Junior Church (ages 10 and under) 10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:00 AM, Morning Worship 10:15 Worship 6:00 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening Worship 6:00 PM.

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Grace Bible Church - 554-0808 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

Community Fellowship Baptist Church - 270-856-4463 90 State Route 408 West, Hickory, KY • SUNDAYS: 8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m. www.cfbc.tv

Concord Christian Center- 270-441-7900 3661 James Sanders Blvd., Paducah KY (Across from Hutson's and Sam's) • churchbythemall.com SUNDAY: Small Groups: 9.45 a.m., Worship: 10.45 a.m., 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY Service: 7 p.m.

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.

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

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EVENTS CALENDAR 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.

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 554-3572 SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM, Worship -10:45 AM, Youth and Evening Worship 6 PM. WEDNESDAY:Youth - 6:00 PM, Bible Study - 6PM

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) - 5:457:00PM 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.

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3rd Floor Curris Center, Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071 Service Times: SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

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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

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a.m.; Sunday School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Evening Worship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir, 5:45 p.m. Middle & High School Choir, 6 p.m. Prayer meeting, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Missions, Worship Choir & Orchestra, 6:30 p.m.

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

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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

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah, Pastor - Mark Armstrong, pastor@theopendoorbaptistchurch.com SUNDAY: Sunday School, 10 AM; Morning Worship and Children's Church, 11 AM. Sunday Evening, 6 PM; Wednesday: 7 PM. If you need a ride or more information, call the church office.

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Sunday evening 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Small groups for adults and children, 7 PM

SUNDAY: Sunday school 10 AM, Worship 11 AM, Evening worship6 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 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 Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 7680 New Hope Road, Paducah • Pastor: Curtis Franklin, brocurtis@kybiz.net Youth Pastor: Dusty Shull SUNDAY School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Youth & Worship 6:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY Bible Study, 7 p.m. For Youth Information: The River Youth Ministries. Contact Melanie Rogers, (270) 978-1761 or email: melattheriver@yahoo.com

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.

Reidland United Methodist

Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-898-2630 or 270-350-7262

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.

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.

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church - 444-6383 Rosary@bellsouth.net

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 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

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.

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678 www.southlandbaptisttemple.com

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United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6 PM Evening Service, WEDNESDAY: 10

Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship 10:45 AM, Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.

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

www.unitedcentralpres.org info@unitedcentralpres.org

United Church of Paducah – 442-3722. www.uccpaducah.org

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY - SUNDAY: Worship celebration–10 AM; Coffee and refreshments–11- 11:20AM; Christian Education until noon. 270-362-2171, http://stpiusx.us • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 6 PM

Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 www.waldobaptist.org St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org - Mass Schedule: MONDAY SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9 AM; Morning Worship Service, 10 AM; Evening Worship –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 at 11

Service, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry, 5:30 Service, 7 PM

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 554-3810. www.stjohn-theevangelist.org

West End Baptist Church - 443-1043

Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 AM

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

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 442-8294

PM;

Mid-Week

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

SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship, Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. THURSDAY: Youth Faith Formation, 6:30 p.m.

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

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343 SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45 AM; Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AMThe Lutheran

We are working on the Paducah Area Christian Festival, to be held in Paducah in September. All who would like to volunteer to become a part of this ministry, please contact us for meeting times. 270-994-3230.

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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919

St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calvert City – 270-395-4727 www.stpiusx.us Pastor: Father Anthoni Ottagan

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9AM; Worship, 10:15 AM; Women's Circle Bible Study, 2nd WEDNESDAY of the month at 1 PM.

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 (1 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

www.westminsterpresbyterianpaducah.org

World Harvest Church – 270-442-8949 3250 Steele Road, West Paducah, KY 42086 • Pastor: Dr. Chris Cody SATURDAY: Celebration Service 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service 7:00 PM THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer 8:45 AM

group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

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

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us

SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9:45 AM, Worship: 10:45 AM. Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.

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

Trinity United Methodist Church - 534-9516 www.facebook.com/TUMCPaducah office@trinitypaducah.com 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.

zioncpcinfo@gmail.com ; https://sites.google.com/site/zioncpc/

On-Going Community Events & Notices: 4th Annual Lourdes Iron Mom Half-Marathon on SATURDAY, MAY 10 has registration underway. The Lourdes Iron Mom is a co-ed event offering a half-marathon and half-marathon relay options for 2 and 4 person teams. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. for individual and relay team runners. The race route will start and finish at the beautiful “Wall to Wall” murals at the Ohio River. The route will showcase Paducah including Jefferson Street, The Greenway Trail, Bob Noble Park, and the Downtown Arts District. Last year’s race featured more than 900 runners registered from 15 states and raised $30,000 for the Family Service Society, Inc. Founded in 1927, Family Service Society, Inc., provides immediate emergency relief to residents of Paducah and McCracken County. You can register now by visiting active.com. If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, call Amy Peal at 270-744-3701 or visit the official race website at www.paducahironmom.com. Starfish Orphan Ministry invites you to be a part of a life changing adventure to El Salvador...First timer? It's okay! Don't be afriad to see how you can help make a difference to orphaned children in need! There are currently still openings on the following 2014 trips to El Salvador: June 14 – 21, July 12 – 19, & October 4 – 11. We would love for you to join us on this amazing experience! For more information, please call 270-519-7340 or 270-748-6970 Love Books and Love Bikes? Check-out books; check-out a bike lock! Something good to know - the McCracken County Public Library has bike locks at the front desk for check out. (Use your library card.) So, when you ride to the library and impulsively stop in for a browse, you don't have to leave your bike unattended and in danger of being stolen. Just go to the front desk and check out a lock. Leadership Paducah applications now available. Selection of class participants is

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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.

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 Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the FOURTH MONDAY of each month, 6:00 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. NUBC is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county. For more information, contact Sandy Martin, 270-642-2187. Like our Facebook page. Ballard County Cemetery Road: Meets the FIRST THURSDAY of each month, 5 PM, at the Ballard County Emergency Management Center, 111 West Kentucky Drive, La Center. Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preserve old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, 270-210-3538. Like our Facebook page.

McCracken County Humane Society: November and December hours are

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.

MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM.

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.

MONDAY, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.

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 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

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

in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247.

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

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

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

Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilita-tion, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-967-9601 or 1-618-695-2654.

SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co.

Cat, dog adoptions, Project Hope “No Kill” Humane Society, 1698 W 10th St, Metropolis IL, 1-618-524-8939.

EVERY BUSINESS DAY: Cat Adop-tions, from various humane societies, Pet Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300

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

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 – 7 PM. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage and how to overcome them. FREE. Contact 575-3823. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292. SUNDAYS: Family and Community Kitchen Meals/Fellowship. Noon - 1:00 PM at Broadway UMC (443-2401). 3 - 4:30 PM at St. Luke Aldersgate UMC (4428621). Free meal. No questions asked. MONDAY: River City Singles – Monday Evening Dance, Carroll Convention Center, 7–11 PM. $6. TUESDAYS: Kids Eat Free & Craft Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road. 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 SECOND TUESDAYS: Paducah Kennel Club meeting. 1325 Fisher Road. 7 p.m. All dog lovers welcome. More information call 270-210-8298. 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. THURSDAY: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

THURSDAY: 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 442-3186.

FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and storytellers, along with a great audience. Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse. 8 PM. FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge. Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321

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FRIDAYS: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah. www.paducahracing.net

Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:00 OR 5:15 – 5:45pm. Harmony Road Music School 4443669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

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.

JUNE 10 – JULY 1: Hello Music for ages 3 - 4. Tuesdays from 10:15 – 11:00am

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

JUNE 9-JUNE 27: Soda Pop Activity Center. Mon-Friday 8:30-12:30. This

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. Paducah Head Start/Preschool continues to accept applications for enrollment for the current school year. Children must be currently 3 or 4 years old, must be income eligible or have a disability. If a child has turned 3 after October 1, 2013, he or she is eligible for enrollment during the remainder of this school year. Children must live within the Paducah Public School district. Call 444-5780 or visit your local elementary school for more information.

OR 5:15 – 6:00pm. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. hands-on center creates an atmosphere that encourages daily routines, life skills, and fun for those having different abilities. It provides much needed social interaction among peers and our community. Contact Debbie Gadlage @ 270-2050275 or go to Facebook.com/SodaPopAC

JUNE 11 – JULY 16: Babies Make Music for ages birth – 18 months. WEDNESDAYS from 10:30 – 11:00am. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

JUNE 16 – 19: Career Craze Energy Camp. WKCTC. Ages: 12-15. Call 270-5343334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 16 – 20: Camp Woodmen. Pirate theme. Ages 8 – 15. Call 270-753-4382 to find out more.

JUNE 16 – 20: Lego Camp for 5th & 6th graders. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 16 – 27: 101 Dalmations, Kids Puppy Camp. MainStage Stars. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 4 – 9. 270-558-4249. www.mymainstageschool.com

Camps, Classes & Education

JUNE 16 – 27: Musical Mania Camp. Market House Theatre. Grades K – 5th. 270-

ages. www.clcpaducah.org

JUNE 17 – 20: Quilt Camp. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: Youth Art Camp. The Yeiser Art Center. Ages 6

JUNE 23 – 26: Quilt Camp. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: Challenger Learning Center Camps for all

– 10. www.theyeiser.org or 270-442-2453.

MAY 6, 13, 20, 27 AND JUNE 3. - WKCTC Photography class.SUMMER Photographic Fundamentals instructor Jim Ethridge, an award-winning photographer, will cover topics such as F-stop, shutter speed, ISO and composition for five consecutive Tuesday evenings. Each class will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 112. A short field trip is planned for May 27. The cost for the five classes is $90. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera. A specific type of camera is not required for the class. Call 270-534-3335 to register.

444-6828.

JUNE 23 – 27: Lego Camp for 7th & 8th graders. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 23 - 27: My Many Colored Days Music Camp for ages 4 – rising 1st graders. 9:30 – 11:30am daily. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

MAY 23 – AUGUST 1: Summer Camp at the Plex. Ages 5 – 12. www.PlexSports.net. 270-744-8310.

BEGINNING JUNE 2: GROUP PIANO CLASSES for ages 5 through teens: Harmony Road, Young Musician, and Keyboard Prep classes for beginning pianists in 3 age groupings. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

JUNE 2 – AUGUST 1: Tennis Clinics all summer. Rowton Tennis Center. 270444-8363.

JUNE 2 – 6: Lego Camp for 1st & 2nd graders. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 2 – 6: Boys Only Science & Technology Camp. 7th – 12th grades. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 9 – 13: Advanced Tennis Camp. Ages 6 – 12. Rowton Tennis Center. 270444-8363.

JUNE 9 – 13: Lego Camp for 3rd & 4th graders. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.

JUNE 9 -12: Career Craze Healthcare Camp. WKCTC. Ages: 12-15. Call 270-5343334 to register. Space is limited. JUNE 9 – 13: Musical Theatre Boot Camp. MainStage Stars. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 9 – 12. 270-558-4249. www.mymainstageschool.com JUNE 9 – 13: Workshop of Wonders VBS. Immanuel Baptist Church. 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Ages 3 – 5th grade. www.ibcpaducah.org or 270-443-5306. JUNE 9 – 13: No Boys Allowed Science & Technology Camp. 7th – 12th grades. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited. JUNE 9 – 13: Creative Exploration Drama Camp. 6th – 9th grades. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited. JUNE 10 – JULY 15: Toddler Tunes for ages 18 months – 3 years.

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JULY 24: Fabric Art Card. 11 a.m. – Noon. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org

JUNE 23 – 27: Camp Woodmen. Pirate theme. Ages 8 – 15. Call 270-753-4382 to

MONDAYS: Chess Club. Murray Public Library. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free lesson & time to play.

find out more.

JUNE 23 – 27: The Agape League Children’s Music Camp. Immanuel Baptist Church. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Completed grades K – 5th. Registration required by June 1st. www.ibcpaducah.org or 270-443-5306.

JUNE 25 – 27: All Day Camp for Ages 11+. Rowton Tennis Center. 270-444-8363. JULY 7 – 19: Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark Summer Drama Camp. Market House Theatre. Grades 3 – 9. 270-444-6828.

JULY 7 -11: Advanced Camp for Ages 6-12. Rowton Tennis Center. 270-444-8363. JULY7-JULY 25: Soda Pop Activity Center. Mon-Friday 8:30-12:30. This handson center creates an atmosphere that encourages daily routines, life skills, and fun for those having different abilities. It provides much needed social interaction among peers and our community. Contact Debbie Gadlage @ 270-205-0275 or go to Facebook.com/SodaPopAC

JULY 14 - 18: Farm Songs and The Sound of Moo-sic Junior.Music Camp for ages 4 – rising 1st graders. 9:30 – 11:30am daily. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

JULY 14 – 18: Super Science Summer Camp. Grades 1 – 5. WKCTC. Call 270534-3334 to register. Space is limited. JULY 15: Sew Your Own Drawstring Bag. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Museum of the

MONDAYS – THURSDAYS: Beginner group and advanced group piano classes (for ages 5-6, 6-7, 8-11, teens and adults) 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. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah. 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

MONDAYS – FRIDAYS, MORNINGS, afternoons, and evenings: Preschool classes for parents and children ages 3 – kindergarten. 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. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS: 6-week sessions for Parents and Babies, ages birth to 18 months, or Parents and Toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years. 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. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah. MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Tot School. 9 a. m. – 2 p.m. Paducah Parks Services Bldg. 270-444-8508.

MONDAY – FRIDAY: After School. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Paducah Recreation Center.

American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org

270-444-8508.

JULY 21 – 25: All-Day Camp for Ages 11+ Rowton Tennis Center. 270-444-8363.

MONDAY – THURSDAY. CENTRE OF DANCE: Quality technique classes for students age 4 through adult. Located in the Dance Studio in Old Fine Arts, Murray State University. Performance opportunities with Jackson Purchase Dance Company for dancers age 10 and older. For information, contact Owner/Director, Karen Balzer at kbalzer@murray-ky.net or (270) 767 -0579. 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

JULY 21 - 23: Mallet Madness Senior Music Camp for rising 1st – 2nd grades. 9:00 – noon, M – W. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. JULY 21 - 23: Mallet Madness Senior Music Camp for rising 3rd – 5th grades. 1:00 – 4:00pm, M – W. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

Aikido – MONDAY/THURSDAY, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Sassafras Juniors – MONDAY, 6 – 6:45 p.m, Parks Services Bldg Clogging Beginners – MONDAY, 6 – 8 p.m., Robert Cherry Civic Center Yoga – TUESDAY/THURSDAY, 11 a.m. – Noon, Paducah Recreation Center Mid East Intermediates – TUESDAY, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Little Miss Mid East – WEDNESDAY, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Mid East Beginners – WEDNESDAY, 5 – 6:15 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Mid East Advanced – WEDNESDAY, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Open Gym Basketball – WEDNESDAY, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Paducah Recreation Center Tribal Fusion – THURSDAY, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Cardio Aerobics – THURSDAY, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Paducah Recreation Center Sassafras Flirt – FRIDAY, 6 – 6:45 p.m., Parks Services Bldg Family Yoga – SATURDAY, 10 – 11 a.m., The Yoga Room

MAY 5 (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 Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register. MAY 5 (MONDAY): Baptist Health Paducah Arthritis Support Group. Noon to 1 p.m. Baptist Heart Center Conference room. The group provides support for people living with arthritis. Phone 270.575.2721 for more information.

MAY 12 (MONDAY) AND MAY 14 (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. MAY 20 (TUESDAY): Cancerport Breast Cancer Support Group. Baptist Health Imaging Center. The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Phone 270.442.1310 for more information. MAY 3, 5 & 12 : Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 PM – 7 PM on Monday, 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday. Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Call 270-575-2229 to register. MAY 8 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expec-

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tant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270-575-2229 for more information.

MAY 19 (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.

FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Breastfeeding Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. For May, this class will be held on the 28th. Call 270-444-2243.

MAY 19 (MONDAY): Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 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. FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Lourdes Little Miracle Breastfeeding Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243. MAY 5, 12 & 19: Lourdes Little Miracle Childbirth Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243. 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: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11 AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net 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 or help@plexsports.net. www.themusicclass.com MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11 AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at www.plexsports.net

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS: The Music Class - Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. Monday, 10 AM.; Friday, 2 p.m. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858 or help@plexsports.net. www.themusicclass.com TUESDAYS: Paducah Kennel Club Agility Classes. Paducah Kennel Club. 1325 Fisher road. 6 PM. Six lessons taught on Tuesday Nights for beginner and intermediate dogs, all ages all breeds. $90 total cost. Contact Cathy Crecelius at 270-217-0150. WEDNESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 a.m. For more information, call 575-1858 or e-mail help@plexsports.net . www.plexsports.net. THURSDAYS: Tot Jitsu. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 a.m. For more information, call 575-1858 or e-mail help@plexsports.net . www.plexsports.net.

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.

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: Weekday Road Rides. EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAYS when the temperature is above 40 and the roads are dry. Meet at Family Video Store, 414 Lone Oak 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. Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton Tennis Center - MON. & WED. - 4:30-5:25 p.m.; TUES. – 5 - 6 p.m. $5 for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month. 270-444-8363..

MONDAYS ANDTUESDAYS: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508. MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. 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 MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: 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. MONDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS – Zumba With Tishaunda. 718 Market Street, Metropolis, IL 6 – 7:30 PM on MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS; 10:30 AM – noon on SATURDAYS. http://www.tishaunda.webs.com 618-638-4180.

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TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30

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

MONDAYS – FRIDAYS: Dynamic Flow Yoga. 9:15 a.m. Arcadia Methodist Church.

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-FRIDAYS: 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.

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three

MONDAYS: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call

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.

270-575-3800 for more. www.curves.com Silver Sneakers can Workout for FREE.

MONDAYS-THURSDAYS. CENTRE OF DANCE: Quality technique classes for students age 4 through adult. Located in the Dance Studio in Old Fine Arts, Murray State University. Performance opportunities with Jackson Purchase Dance Company for dancers age 10 and older. For information, contact Owner/Director, Karen Balzer at kbalzer@murray-ky.net or (270) 767 -0579.

MONDAYS – THURSDAYS. Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 6:15 PM. 270-554-8224.

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

MONDAYS – FRIDAYS: 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

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: 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

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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.

TUESDAYS: 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 9086670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com


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

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 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.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club.

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Informal Coffee Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse, 6th Street

Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road and HW 60 in Paducah). 5 AM. 8 mile run.

and Kirchoff's Bakery locations. 9 AM.

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

THURSDAYS: Aerobics Combination Class at Paducah Recreation Center. 6:30 p.m. Paducah Parks Services. 45-minute Aerobics Combination class with a combination of cardio and toning with or without weights. This class will include stretching and is a “go at your own pace” workout class, led by certified instructor, Betty Copeland. Free with PRC membership of $5. Call Parks for more information at 444-8508.

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

THURSDAYS: Hip-Hop Fitness. High-energy, calorie-burning, easy-to-follow,

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.

full-body workout! Open to teenagers and up. $5. 7:45 PM. Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance, 3485 Park Ave across from the Ford dealership. For more information contact dancelyfe@excite.com.

MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443-

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

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

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.

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.

FRIDAYS: Kingsway Skateland 6:30 - 10 PM. $6. 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's Bingo. FRIDAYS: 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

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: 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. 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.

HOME LOANS! FAST! Visit our new Mortgage Center and apply ONLINE! www.paducahbank.com

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY: Senior Citizens Social Dinner and games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 4:30 - 6PM. 488-3770. Residents at Trinity Village - Senior Family Home Care, 3910 Old US Hwy 45 South in Lone Oak. Invite you to a senior's get - together every FRIDAY (Please RSVP): Pot luck – 6 - 6:45PM. Bible Study 7 – 8 PM Contact Rene Sanchez-Chew, 554-7075.

MEMBER FDIC

270.575.5700

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Child Care:

Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services

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

Adoption/Foster Care:

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

Adoption Support Group. Concord United Methodist Church. 1st Thursdays of each month. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Free to participate. Dinner & childcare provided. Licensed marriage & family therapist Chris Trout to facilitate. For more information or to sign up, contact Shannon Wilson, 270-331-3344. 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.

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

Education Groups:

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 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.A.M.P, Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com. 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. To view television programs, including Tot School from Paducah Parks Services, produced by the television department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, visit www.paducah2.org.

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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

Loss:

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. Grief Support. Sponsored by Milner & Orr. 1ST FRIDAYS OFTHE MONTH. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 5 – 9 PM. For more information, call Pat Pitchford at (270) 898-8796. 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.

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

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

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. 270-898-8796.

Multi-service Providers:

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 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

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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 assistance available. Serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken. 24-hr. crisis hotline, 1-800-592-3980. Call the office, 442-7121, to find out more. Martha's Vineyard. A ministry that prepares meals and delivers them to the less fortunate in our area weekly. If you would like to volunteer please call Martha at 575-0021. Donations may be sent to : Martha's Vineyard • 1100 N. 12th Street • Paducah KY 42001 Ballard County Community Food Pantry. St. Mary's Catholic Church, 662 Broadway, LaCenter. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 AM to 12 noon for food distribution and to receive non-perishable donations. Need spaghetti'os, soups, vegetables, crackers, etc. For more, call the church at 270-665-5551.

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. 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 Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A diverse group of people with one common interest: photography. Whether you're a new hobbyist or full time professional, our club offers the opportunity to learn, share, network and form new friendships! For more info, contact mikewurth@comcast.net

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) -Lone Oak First Baptist. 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD

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THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY in the Fellowship Hall. If you’re a mother of a preschooler, you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. There are limited spots available for childcare, so please call ahead. 270-554-1441. 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:

comers/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.

40/50 Group. 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. Meets at area restaurants for socializing and to plan events. 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. Families on the Spectrum. First MONDAYS. Lourdes Garden Room. 6-8 p.m. Refreshments provided and guest speakers every month. info@familiesonthspectrumky.org 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 . 5:30 - 7 PM. McCracken County Public Library. For information, call Merryman Kemp at 270-442-7636. 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/paducahnew-

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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 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:

Families on the Spectrum. Autism support group. FIRST MONDAYS. Lourdes Garden Room. 6-8 p.m. Refreshments provided and guest speakers every month. info@familiesonthspectrumky.org Call 270-366-4534 for meeting dates. Join us for Lunch with Santa. DEC 14TH 10:45-12 (Come and go) at Broadway Church of Christ. This is a free event. H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center currently has open enrollment for riders with special needs. Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Please visit our website for an enrollment package. www.horsesinc.org or call us at 270-408-1520.

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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. FEAT of Western Kentucky. Families for Effective Autism Treatment. Easter Seals Child Development Center. featofwky@ gmail.com

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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

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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.

Advanced Bariatric Surgery of Paducah Support Group. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2335 Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. 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. 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.

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

find freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. For more, call 270-534-1400, ext. 260.

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.

Celiac and Gluten-Intolerant meetings. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 5PM. Chiropractic Works, Metropolis. Next meeting is NOV. 5TH. These meetings

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. Lourdes Weight Loss Surgery Support Group. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2335 Cancerport - the Breast Cancer Support Group. Women's Health and Wellness Center at Baptist Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah. Second Mondays. Contact Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310. Cancer Support Group – First Christian Church. 443-8251

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 THURSDAY AT 7PM. Call 443-4648 or 519-8670. Colitis and Crohn’s Support Group. 1ST THURSDAY.7 PM - 8:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-4530. 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.

Celebrate Recovery. Riverwoods Church, Benton, KY. Where you can find healing from hurts, habits or hang ups. Every Friday night. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; fellowship at 7 p.m., followed by open small group. For more information, contact Tammy Nelson, 270-349-3253 or Michael Youngblood, 270-210-1828 Celiac and Gluten-Intolerant meetings. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 5PM. Chiropractic Works, Metropolis. 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. 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. 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

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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 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. “Families on the Spectrum” is a local non-profit group of exactly what our name suggests…families on the autism spectrum. It is our goal to provide fun family outings, meetings, parents’ nights out, and to offer community support for our autism families. Our focus is on fun AND families in the hopes of building connections and life long bonds with other autism families in the Purchase Area and So. IL. Check our webiste for more information. www.familiesonthespectrumky.org 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. Living Well Support Group – McCracken County Extension Office. FIRST TUESDAYS. 11 a.m. - Noon. For anyone wanting to make healthier changes. Free and no reservation needed. For questions, contact: Baptist Health at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. Lourdes Hospice. Lourdes North Plaza, 911 Joe Clifton Dr. 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

Huntington’s Support Group. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. Call Kathy Saliga at (270) 637-4372 for meeting dates. 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. “Living Well Support Group” for anyone wanting to make healthier changes. 1st Tuesday of every month at McCracken County Extension Office, Olivet Church

Road, Paducah 11AM -12noon, no charge and no reservation needed. Different topic each month regarding improving your health625. Lupus Support Group. Lourdes Hospital, Classroom 4. 6 PM, first Monday of every month. For more, call 270-210-9247. N.A.M.I. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 – 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 270-556-8873. 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

Western Baptist Hospital. Contact v Bonita Cloyd, 575-2303

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he Purchase Area has no shortage of animal lovers and pet owners. Many families enjoy taking their dogs for walks and to our local dog parks. We are interacting more and more with not only our neighbors, but our neighborhood dogs. Dog socialization is a hot topic especially if you enjoy taking your dog to the park or bringing him over to a friend’s house to play with another pet. There is a growing trend towards off-leash play time but in order to enjoy being part of a park ‘pack’ your dog needs to be socialized with other dogs and people. Some boarding facilities specialize in dog socialization. “At our facility, we assess your pet and determine if they are ‘people friendly’ and have good pet manners,” said Michelle Fowler, partner at FurKidz Pet Hotel, Spa & Day Camp. “Observing the dog’s body language is the best way to determine how they are feeling,” Fowler explained. “An experienced handler can tell how a dog is feeling just by looking at the signals they display.”

Pets are good for you A dog with good manners makes you feel more comfortable inviting others into your home. “A pet makes a home feel happier and livelier,” stated Fowler. You may even find that once you have a pet, you are less interested in going out. It gives you a reason to be home. Pets can also be wonderful additions to the whole family. “Pets are loving, compassionate and can help teach responsibility to kids,” said Fowler. Dogs are the perfect companion that you can vent to, talk to and cry with; they will be there no matter what! “Studies have shown that many children with special needs find it

helpful to own a pet.” Health Magazine, citing a University of Missouri – Columbia study, stated that “petting a dog for just 15 minutes releases the ‘feel good’ hormones serration, prolactin and oxytocin, and lowers the stress hormones cortisol”. Pets can also help with panic disorders.

No two pets are alike “A lot depends on what the owner does with their dog and whether they socialized him as a puppy,” explained Fowler. Just like people, not all dogs enjoy a party. “Some animals are more friendly and outgoing than others: There are some breeds that are mellow, some that are more protective and some have the temperament of working dogs.” Each different breed has their own personality. When choosing a pet for your home, take into consideration what the dog was bred for. “With a lot of practice, hard work and basic training you can get most dogs to socialize with other dogs,” said Fowler. “Remember to give your dog time to calm down after they meet a new dog. Dogs are a lot like kids and sometimes they just need a little redirection!”

It is never too soon to start instilling good behavior There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to a well socialized dog. The Animal Humane Society states that puppies are generally accepting of new people, places and dogs so it’s relatively easy to teach them to feel comfortable. Continually exposing the puppy to new stimuli throughout the first year can ensure that interactions with unfamiliar dogs and people go smoothly. “When you get a young dog, socialize him with people and

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take him for walks to get him used to different things outside of the home,” suggested Fowler. “If you dog never leaves his home or yard, that space is all he is familiar with. Look for the triggers that cause the aggression or undesirable behavior.”

Learn the signs of dog aggression If you do not trust your dog with others, you may hesitate to take him to a park for socialization, exercise and play. It’s also harder to find a facility to board or groom an overly dominant or aggressive dog. Getting over the fear that your pet might be aggressive to strangers is the key to having a great family pet. “We train our staff to see how the visiting dog reacts when introduced to other dogs,” explained Fowler. “If he tends to get a posture of aggression, cowers down or bristles up, the clues to his level of anxiety are clear. When we see the hair on the back of the dogs neck stand up we know the dog is in a posture of dominance or aggression and the chances are much higher that the dog will growl or lunge at another dog. As a pet owner you must be aware of clues that your dog may become aggressive. When a dog is calm they will lie down, or sit and relax.”

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pet. Remember that even if your dog has been trained, you must reinforce what is taught or it will become meaningless.” “One of the easiest ways to help your pet become socialized is to teach him the basic commands like sit, stay, come, heel and down,” said Fowler. If your pet knows these commands, and you have control of your pet, you can immediately correct him if he starts to react.” Do not assume that the dog will teach himself, or that he is ever too out of control, or too old, to learn. “Younger dogs are easier to work with because they are eager to please and are not set in their ways,” said Fowler. “If you do not socialize a dog when he is younger he will have a harder time socializing with other dogs and people as he grows older.”

Use incentives “I recommend using positive reinforcement and using treats, petting and verbal praise,” said Fowler. Formal obedience classes typically last a few weeks and one command is introduced each week. How well your dog does with that command determines how much you will need to work with him. “There are so many benefits to training,” said Fowler. “If your dog is in a situation where he feels threatened, or runs out of the house or yard, you can use commands such as ‘stop’ and ‘sit’ to prevent him from being hit by a car or becoming involved in a dog fight.” When your dog is trained you can be more confident of his behavior and more relaxed about allowing him around dogs and people.

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Be patient Just like people, your dog may not like everyone he meets. “Some dogs are great in playgroups but may not like a particular dog,” said Fowler. “We have a lot dogs that are very excited when they they come to our facility,” said Fowler. “They enjoy the playtime and act just like kids at recess! When you take your dog to a park or to a day camp make sure, whenever possible, that they are paired with dogs of a similar size and age. By being paired with other dogs of the same age and temperament they are sure to have a wonderful time socializing or playing.” Sit down as a family and talk about why it is important to socialize your dog, and how everyone can play a role in doing so. “Depending on the age of your child and how attentive he is, he can take the pet to the training,” said Fowler. Usually the hardest part is keeping the commitment. “Our facility offers day camp where we socialize your dog for you,” said Fowler. “The benefits of having a wellsocialized dog are many: Hopefully, your pet won’t overreact to other dogs walking by your home or people knocking at your door. He will be much better about anything new going on. Training and a well socialized dog make for a v happy, pet-friendly home!”

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by: Angie Hatton, Woodmen of the World Community Outreach Manager

COMMUNITY NEWS

Camp WOW Open for Fun this Summer

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ur motto at Camp WOW is, “adventures daily, memories for life.” Many west Kentucky adults have told me that some of their fondest memories were formed while going to camp as a child, or being a camp counselor as a teenager. At camp, it’s not just about sweating in the sun and sleeping in a bunk; it’s about building relationships. Nicknames are acquired, stories are shared and the initials of your new best friend are carved in a secret spot. There is always a smile on a person’s face when they talk to me about camp.

Camp on a budget Camp WOW, located in Murray, just off Highway 641, offers boys and girls age 8 - 15 the opportunity to learn new skills, be part of a team, and develop as leaders. Because our camp is funded partly by Woodmen of the World member dues, donations and subsidies from our national home office, we are able to offer a full week of overnight camp at a greatly

reduced cost. Woodmen of the World members receive a special discount price of $100 as a benefit of their membership in the organization, and friends of members, aka ‘buddies’, are welcome to come for just $200. Registration includes a T-shirt, water bottle, and an 8 x 10 group photo. 2014 camp dates are June 16 - 20 and June 23 - 27. All registrations are taken online at www.woodmen.org/camps.

Air conditioned amenities Activities offered at Camp WOW include archery, ‘GaGa’ ball (a kind of dodge ball game), a climbing wall, zip-lining, a putt-putt course, swing set, tennis and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a soccer field. An Olympic-size swimming pool offers two water slides, a diving board, and plenty of chances for water games in the heat of the day. If the pool is not enough to cool off on hot summer afternoons, kids can find relief in the air-conditioned cabins or dining hall. Many campers, like mom Rhonda Darnell’s son and daughter,

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sign up for one week and then end up going to both camp sessions. Rhonda told us last year, “Thank you so much for everything you guys have done! My kids had a great time! They couldn’t wait to get there for the second week.”

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me’ We encourage expression and imagination, especially when doing so is a little silly. With that idea in mind, this summer’s theme is, ‘It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me’. We plan to hold team building activities, crafts, and a pirate’s ball around our theme. Pirates are an escape from the real world, and that’s what we feel summer camp should be: A chance to delve into a different world. Bring your best sea shanties and be prepared to join the crew! We’ve been offering fun adventures at our camp since 1984. Parents can be assured that the trained staff has the safety of each camper as their first priority. Our camp is a member of the American Camp Association and adheres to recommended ACA guidelines. Every staff member receives training in CPR/First Aid, lifeguards supervise the pool every time it’s open to campers, and the zip line and climbing wall are overseen by trained instructors. You can see more pictures and get more information on our Facebook page, facebook.com/WOWKYWCamp. We hope to see you at Camp WOW this summer! v

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by: Dr. LaNita Flanary – Flanary Veterinary Clinic

PA W S & C L A W S

Care of Exotic Pets

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irst we need to define exotic pets – any pet not included in the canine or feline family. Most common examples are hamsters and rabbits. Today with the internet just a click away, exotic pets are becoming more available and common. If you have owned a dog or cat for years, you may think you are ready for the challenge of an exotic pet or while standing in front of the cute little furry creatures, a child has cajoled you into purchasing that hamster. The care of an exotic pet is very different in many ways. In this article we will address our five most popular furry exotics. Our goal is to enlighten you on the basic housing needs; daily care and feeding of you new pet and make your transition from pet owner to exotic pet owner easier. The top five furry exotics are the hamster, guinea pig, ferret, chinchilla, and rabbit. All five have similar needs in cages.

This is the most important purchase and decision you will make other than what type of exotic. The minimum size cage for a single animal is three feet by three feet and at least two feet in height. That may sound large, but remember the exotic pet is going to spend a lot of time in that cage. All of these exotics must be kept inside – rabbits thrive better and make better pets if kept indoors but can be kept outside. These cages can be of wire mesh with hamsters being the only type that can be kept in aquariums. A solid floor is best for all. Wire floor for guinea pigs and rabbits is allowed if part of the cage has a solid floor. These cages must be cleaned and bedding changed twice weekly. Two other issues that are common to all of these types of exotics are temperature and play time. Keeping a constant temperature is important in the health and well being of

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your exotic pet. Most of them thrive in a range of 72 to78 degrees. Rabbits and chinchillas do best if they are kept in the least humid area of the house. Humidity can cause various respiratory infections. To truly enjoy your exotic, you should schedule playtime. But prior to releasing any of these pets, you must pet-proof your home. All of these exotics love to explore and chew on things such as electrical cords and remote controls. Hamsters are an exception to being allowed to run free in the home. There are special balls you can buy at your local pet store to exercise your hamsters. For actual care and feeding we must be more specific about each exotic, so we will start with chinchillas. Their cage should be lined with litter or bedding, such as pine or aspen. They should have a house to hide in and a spokefree exercise wheel. They are very active and need a variety of toys and even the television left on to keep them stimulated to prevent boredom. Chinchillas should be fed a chinchilla pellet and high-fiber hay, such as timothy. They also like treats such as dried fruit and seeds, but only sparingly. Chinchillas should not get wet, but they will need a weekly dust bath with a special dust that can easily be purchased at your local pet store. Ferrets need a litter box, bedding, food and water dispensers in their cages. Ferrets need a high-fat, low fiber meat-based diet. Dry ferret food is a great option. It is common for ferrets to eat foreign bodies if you have not ferret-proofed your home. This commonly leads to GI obstructions. Ferrets are great clowns and love to play, so a safe option for them is plastic tubes. Ferrets need their nails trimmed every two to three weeks to prevent overgrowth. They can be bathed every few months with a ferret shampoo. Ferrets do require annual veterinary visits for exams and vaccinations. Vaccinations include a rabies vaccine and a ferret distemper vaccine. Ferrets can develop many health problems as they age, so veterinary care is essential. With proper care and nutrition your ferret can live up to six to ten years. Guinea pigs are social animals and are usually happier to have another guinea pig as a companion. We recommend same-sex pairs. They need a shelter in their cage. A good diet for guinea pigs includes good quality hay, root vegetables, leafy greens and pellets. They need the fiber (hay) in their diet to wear down their teeth, since they are predisposed to overgrowth. It is essential for guinea pigs to have vitamin C, so it must be included in their diet, the best being from parsley, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Poor husbandry can bring on many health problems with respiratory and fungal irritation of the skin at

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the top of the list. Regular veterinary checkups are a great idea even thought guinea pigs do not require any vaccinations. They do require having their nails trimmed regularly. With the right food and good husbandry, guinea pigs can live five to nine years. There are several different types of hamsters but they all require the same basic care. They need a place to hide and a wheel for entertainment. There are some cute plastic cages that connect with tubes that provide both safe shelters and entertainment. Paper tissues or hamster-safe bedding will provide a cozy nesting material. Hamsters are hoarders and have pouches inside their mouths that go down each side of their faces to their necks. They will fill each of these pouches full of food and empty them into their nesting box or a corner of their cage. They should be fed hamster pellets and can also eat fresh fruits and vegetables as treats. Hamsters sleep during the day and are very active at night. So chose the cage location carefully and avoid the bedroom of a light sleeper. A hamster’s teeth continue to grow throughout its lifetime and you will need to provide a variety of chewable objects in the cage. Pet stores carry chew sticks and blocks that hamsters will love to gnaw. No vaccinations are required for hamsters, but regular veterinary check ups are required. Diarrhea is a

major problem with hamsters and because of their small size, can it become serious quickly. Notify your veterinarian immediately of loose stools. Rabbits are one of the most common exotics. They are relatively easy to care for either indoors or outdoors. But you will receive the greatest amount of joy from your rabbit if kept indoors. Rabbits are easily trained to a litter box and they are clean in nature. They should be fed a good quality rabbit pellet offered daily in limited quantity. An uncontrolled feeding can lead to obesity, heart and liver disease, chronic diarrhea, and kidney disease. Loose, long strands of hay are preferred to promote healthy digestion. Rabbits may be fed fresh limited amounts of vegetables and greens daily. Treats such as strawberries, pineapple chunks, apples, pears, melon slices, and banana slices can be given in small amounts. Your veterinarian can make recommendations on amounts for specific breeds. Currently there are no vaccinations for rabbits. But as with all pets, an annual veterinary visit is recommended. In summary, any exotic pet you choose needs the proper food, clean, fresh water daily, adequate and safe housing and regular check ups with your veterinarian. With a little research before making the leap into exotic animals, you can ensure that your family and your new exotic pet will have many quality years together. v

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SENIOR SPOT

by: Harvest Prude

Dancing with our Seniors

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ancing with the Stars is a popular television show, where celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors and compete in weekly competitions. You' re probably also familiar with the local spin-off, Dancing with our Stars; a hugely popular, annual event that raises thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society's 'Relay For Life'. Soon local seniors will have their very own dance event and an opportunity to show off some fancy footwork to the public.

Joshua Morehead, the Sales and Marketing Director at the facility told me about this new activity. Dancing with our Seniors is the culmination of a dance therapy program designed by Reliant Rehabilitation. Around 35 locations nationwide incorporate elements of dance instruction into the residents physical therapy (PT) plans. The idea is to add something fun and enjoyable to the PT and encourage them to participate in a cardiovascular activity. Dance has been shown to be an effective way to improve the health of the elderly.

As a way to celebrate National Nursing Home week this May, McCracken Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a dance. The dance will show off the talents of the facilities residents who have been involved with an energizing and fun new therapy program. The event will be held on the 15th of May at 2:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.

There's been a lot of excitement over this new 'therapy'. “We’re always looking for innovative ways to give our residents something fun and unique to do,” Morehead explained during a recent interview. “This is one of those activities that one doesn’t typically associate with a skilled

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nursing facility but it is one that works really well and enhances our residents' week.”

encourage the community to attend and we think everyone will enjoy it.” The plan is to transform the dining room into a 'ballroom' for the event.

Two Step, Foxtrot, or Merengue “The director of the Reliant Program visited Paducah and taught the therapists the dance steps. The therapists then incorporated the dance lessons into their PT for the residents.” Morehead told me. “We also have staff members who have been taught alongside our seniors. Our occupational and speech therapist have learned to teach the dances as well.” It seems everyone wants to get in on the fun! The residents can count their time learning the dances as part of their therapy minutes. Currently, the seniors are focusing on the Two Step, Foxtrot, and Merengue.

Online resources To learn more about Reliant Rehabilitation, please visit their website at www.reliantrebahilitation.com. To learn more about McCracken Nursing and Rehabilitation, visit www.mccrackennursing.com. v

Benefits of Dancing Dancing incorporates very nicely into the facilities physical therapy program and there are obvious health benefits for the seniors who participate in the dancing each week. Not only do they improve their circulation and mobility, but dancing is helping to lower blood pressure, and giving heart health a boost. “Dancing is a great way to remain healthy and more social, and perhaps more interesting then walking or using a stationary bike," said Morehead. "But I think overall, it just got our residents motivated to get up and move around. Adding a different, fun layer to what is usually considered their routine physical therapy treatment has really made a difference. The interest in participating in the dancing has spilled over to the residents who are not on physical therapy caseload; they also have an opportunity to participate.”

Come see our seniors dance! So, mark your calendars for 'Dancing With Our Seniors' on May15th! The dance will feature about 15 of the residents, their therapists, and some staff members who are going to demonstrate several dances for the audience. “Some of our staff will be dancing, our director of nursing will be dancing and I’ll be dancing.” Morehead told me. “We’re going to dance with the residents who aren’t on therapy caseloads but have learned to dance anyway. We’ve extended the opportunity to anybody that wants to participate. It isn’t a part of the job description but I think its fun for everyone.” Dancing With Our Seniors will be a chance for the residents to showcase their new skills. "As part of the entertainment we plan to have some of the local ballroom dancers, who teach participants in 'Dancing with Our Stars', demonstrate professional dance moves and steps," Morehead explained. “We really

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Robin Gericke (Participant of YWW in 2013)

A Writer’s Dream… SIU’s Young Writer’s Workshop

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or a young writer attending late night poetry readings, sharing your latest short story with other students, and writing so much your hand hurts is something they aspire to! At least, that was my dream, and it came to life at Southern Illinois University’s Young Writer’s Workshop (YWW). The workshop is a five-day, four-night residential program at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. Students participate in workshops focusing on either poetry or prose, critique each other’s work, attend poetry readings, meet published authors, and many more writing related activities.

Filling a regional need The Young Writer’s Workshop was started in 1999 as a way to provide local students with an affordable writing workshop. “I started YWW because there was no program like it in our area (Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and

Western Kentucky)," said Allison Joseph, director of YWW and co-director of the SIUC MFA Program. "There are similar programs around the country, but none nearby. Those programs are also quite costly, so I wanted something that students and parents in this area could afford,” This year YWW will be held from June 24th-28th at Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus. This is a big year for YWW as they’re turning 16! “The program has evolved from being just a few students, 12 when we started, to now 30 plus,” says Joseph. “We used to be a three and a half day program, now we are four and a half. We've hosted students from all over the country as YWW participants.”

The Writer’s Dream "From the student’s perspective the best thing about YWW is connecting with other young writers," said Joseph. "Knowing that there are other people from all over who love writing and for whom it’s an integral part of their life.” It was a new experience for me to be surrounded by others who were passionate about writing too, and it was encouraging to have my peers take writing seriously. I was also inspired by the graduate students who led the workshops. They showed me that writing can be more than just a hobby - it can be a career and way of life. “YWW participants grow a lot, discover a lot about themselves, and discover aspects of their own writing talents that they didn't even realize they had,” Joseph told me. “My favorite part of YWW is being able to work with so many students who are enthusiastic about writing," said Cole Buchaya, assistant director of this year’s YWW. "Everyone is there for the same reason: they love writing. Even though they write wildly different things, they have that one thing in common. It's really encouraging to see students taking their work seriously during the classes, but I think it surprised me even more to see them continue to talk about their writing while they were laughing and chatting on their lunch breaks. That told me it wasn't just classwork for them; that they genuinely cared about their art. The creative energy was really powerful!”

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I asked Myra Stull, a participant of YWW 2013, what her favorite part of the week was? “My favorite part was the amount of writing we were able to get done,” she told me. “The topics were simply ‘thrown’ at us and we just had to put pen to paper and see what happened. I really enjoyed that every day, every hour, we had to experiment with something new: It might be a new perspective, or a genre we weren't comfortable in, or practicing skills we would rather not practice. It makes you a better writer simply to keep writing, and that's what we did! Additionally, the nightly open mic readings were wonderful. It was encouraging to share in a group which offered nothing but support, and sometimes helpful criticism.”

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone! I wrote more at YWW than I had in a long time, and many of the stories I wrote are now some of my favorites. In the workshops, I also learned about different genres and styles of writing, which took me out of my ‘writing comfort zone.’ “A comfort zone can be, well, comforting, which as writers (and people) we tend to like,” explained Brett Gaffney, a resident adviser from YWW. “I'm good as writing persona poems. I read well at formal literary readings. These are examples of my comfort zone. But what about form poems? What about poetry slams? Trying new things, both in writing and life, fuels creativity. Sometimes it's scary, but the more we put ourselves out there, the larger our comfort zone grows. If we don't continually challenge ourselves, our work can become static and safe. While I like feeling safe in my car, in my apartment, on the street walking home, I want risk in my reading, and therefore, my writing.”

Sign Up Now! I know that summer calendars fill up quickly, but YWW is worth it! “I would encourage students who really want to spend time with their own writing to give up a week of summer break to see just how far they can stretch themselves,” Joseph said. “Where can you go with your writing in a place that takes you and your writing seriously?” “I love when everyone shows up on the first day, and I say to myself ‘let's do this thing!’ “Joseph told me. “I’m excited to see young people join together in the spirit of creativity.” You can register for YWW by visiting www.dce.siu.edu and clicking on ‘camps.’ YWW is limited to 30 participants, so don’t delay as the workshop fills up quickly. The cost is $370 for overnight students or $320 for participants who will commute each day. Applications must be accompanied by a writing sample of three poems, or three to five pages of prose. These will be used to determine which daily workshops each participant should attend. Several scholarships (up to half tuition) will be awarded based on the writing samples. The deadline to apply is June 6. Make this summer a summer of creativity! Explore your inner writer at the Southern Illinois University’s Young Writer’s Workshop! v

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H E A LT H M AT T E R S

by: Jamie Lober

Understanding Fibromyalgia

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ibromyalgia is not a new disease, but it was not until recently that fibromyalgia has begun to be understood and accepted. It was first described by doctors in the early 1800’s and was once thought to be a mental disorder. Physicians of the time wrote about a health condition called “muscular rheumatism.” The symptoms were stiffness, aches, pains, tiredness, and difficulty sleeping. By 1900 the term “fibrositis” was being used to describe the collection of symptoms because inflammation, swelling, was thought to be a cause of the pain, the ending “itis” was given. It was only as recently as 1976 that the name of the condition was changed to “fibromyalgia.” Swelling in the body was no longer believed to be the cause of pain. The term fibromyalgia is taken from Latin and Greek words: Fibra (Latin) means fibrous tissue and has to do with painful tendons and ligaments Myos (Greek) means muscles Algos (Greek) means pain

Know the symptoms Most people know that fibromyalgia involves musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and sleep problems but unless you have been diagnosed you may not understand the whole scope of symptoms those affected experience. “Fibromyalgia affects the patient’s social and professional life,” said Dr. Monte Rommelman, medical director at Birk Grove Life Center and Paducah Physiatric Partners in Paducah. Symptoms include sleep difficulties, ‘fibro fog’ or difficulties thinking and concentrating, as well as digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. “Patients often complain about being ‘out of balance’,” said Rommleman. “Or, not having the energy to do the things they like to do.” Doctors who treat the disease look at the whole person and develop a program that addresses all of the different issues. They don’t just concentrate on the physical ones like musculoskeletal pain.

Are you at risk? The majority of people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80%). But, remember that fibromyalgia is a common condition. That means many men are diagnosed as well. Studies have found that women with fibromyalgia do tend to have a lower pain tolerance and more symptoms than men. Fibromyalgia is also seen in all age groups, from teenagers to older people, but the symptoms more typically begin when you reach the early 30s. Fibromyalgia occurs around the globe and it appears in all ethnic groups, and cultures. “There is a nine to one ratio of women to men,” said Rommelman. Research is being conducted to determine whether there is a

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genetic predisposition to Fibromyalgia as this would allow it to be diagnosed earlier in families. Since there is still much to learn, physicians concentrate on early detection. “One of the criteria for a diagnosis is joint tenderness,” said Rommelman. “The tendons that keep the muscles attached to the joints become tender.” How the disease is diagnosed has changed over the years. “The medical community has moved away from just determining the degree of joint tenderness and now focuses more on a three to six months history of fatigue combined with pain and sleepless difficulties,” said Rommelman.

A diagnosis of exclusion “There is no good laboratory or diagnostic test for fibromyalgia, so you want to do a work-up to rule out rheumatologic problems and thyroid difficulties that might mimic it,” explained Rommelman. The hope is that as functional MRI becomes more available, doctors will use the tool to document the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and other pain conditions. “If you think something is wrong and you are not getting the answers you need, keep searching,” advised Rommelman. “There are things that can be done and this diagnosis can be effectively treated. You cannot expect to just be given a pill or a shot that will take care of it; you have to be an active person in the treatment.”

medicine therapy approach that may be beneficial to young athletes can actually worsen the situation in the case of fibromyalgia.”

Some parts of the year are harder than others “If it is a chronic, recurrent condition, some patients do well in warmer weather in late spring, early summer and early fall and then do worse later as it gets colder,” said Rommelman. It can also be aggravated by other stressors or medical conditions that might flare up. “Stress and emotional challenges can cause fibromyalgia symptoms to become more evident and acute. I teach patients how to control flares by changing their exercise, modifying diet and going on certain medications,” said Rommelman. Since it is a lifelong condition the key is to learn how to take care of yourself. Information on Fibromyalgia can be found at www.fmcpaware.org, the website of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. The local support group meets at Birk Grove Life Center, 5150 Village Square Drive in Paducah, on the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 7 pm. Meetings are open to the public for more information please call (270) 415-9575 v

Treatment options The sooner fibromyalgia is diagnosed, the better the treatment outcome. “We use a combination of physical therapy, medications to reduce the symptoms and dietary recommendations; removing things that are irritants to the system like caffeine, glutens, processed foods, sugars and nitrate foods,” said Rommelman. The idea is to try to soothe the system because it is in a state of irritation and hypersensitivity. “The medicines you see advertised are to soothe the central nervous system. They are all attempts to keep the nervous system in a less irritable state,” said Rommelman. They help patients relax, sleep better and get moving again. “It is a snowball effect: Once you start to feel bad you do less and have less interest in making an effort,” said Rommelman.

Staying Active is critical “In our facility we put patients through specific exercise that focuses on establishing range of motion, stretching and flexibility,” said Rommelman. Yoga is helpful for flexibility and patients can work toward strengthening. “It is not advisable to send a newly diagnosed patient to physical therapy and put them through an athletic program of strengthening and conditioning,” said Rommelman. “This can cause problems. Patients have to be careful as they are hypersensitive to certain pressures and are tactile sensitive. The sports www.purchasefamilymag.com May2014 • 67


FAT H E R H O O D F O D D E R

by: Rick Epstein

‘Honey, Want to Meet my Ex?’

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t was midnight. Three other fathers and I were sitting around a campfire, talking, drinking illicit beer and staring into the flames. We were on a YMCA Adventure Guides camp-out. Our kids were asleep in the cabin, their marshmallow-smeared faces glued to their pillows. Out by the fire one of the guys finished telling an amazing story about a carpenter on his crew who’d quit to become a registjered nurse. (“... and he was the best millwork man I ever knew.”) After discussion faded, there was silence. The mood was mellow, but even so, no one was eager to follow a great tale like that. Finally I said quietly, “I’ve got a story,” and told this one: The summer after high school I met a girl named Suzie. We were in love all through college and came awfully close to getting married. The feelings were there, but we really weren’t suited for a life together. When it came, our breakup was stormy, painful and it took months to complete. But I kept in touch with Suzie’s parents, even after they’d moved 100 miles away – Christmas cards and a phone call every few years. My wife Betsy knew about this, and was amused. (“Amused?” asked one of the dads. “Yes,” I said.) So, anyhow, I was chatting with Suzie’s mom on the phone a couple months ago, and I updated her on my kids. “I want to see them!” she said. “I guess you never will,” I said. “I don’t know about that,” she said, “Why don’t you and Betsy come here for a visit?”

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“I doubt Betsy will go for it, but I’ll ask,” I said. But Betsy surprised me by saying OK. And then flabbergasted me by saying she wouldn’t even mind meeting Suzie. After a few phone calls, it was arranged for Suzie and her family to be at her parents’ house for dinner on Sunday. I looked in the mirror. Suzie’s boyfriend of long ago had been a fairly presentable specimen. But the years and too much pie had changed me. Also, I had failed to make much money. Suzie has a big government job and her husband is a lawyer or something. My level of success would be demonstrated by the car we’d be arriving in. A 2001 Honda Accord with 231,000 miles on it was not going to impress anyone.


After a couple of days of agonizing along these lines, I asked myself the purpose of the meeting. Was it to make time with Suzie? No. Was it to make her wish she’d married me? Not really. I only wanted to satisfy my curiosity, see an old friend, and extend a feeling of good will that would make our fouryear romance something better to look back on. A modest mission, and I could accomplish it looking ugly and driving a rusty wreck. The encounter itself was anticlimactic. Suzie still looked good to me, although like most people our age, she was no longer 23 years old. Her husband didn’t attend; he was either lying low or busy making money. Suzie was driving a brand-new forest-green Volvo SUV. Her daughters and mine hit it off and played nicely together. I had worked hard to build a wall in my mind between the two main women in my life, and being in the same room with them, was disconcerting. It kept shocking me – Oh no! They’re both here! Suzie and Betsy did not engage in a hair-pulling contest for my favors. In fact, there seemed to be no tension between them whatever. Suzie was charming and appropriately impersonal. No one could’ve guessed our past from our behavior. We both had our defenses up, and it was like a polite fencing match without thrusts. Toward the end of our visit, I gave her older daughter a nice edition of “The Land of Oz,” a book Suzie and I had read aloud to each other in lovey-dovey mode way back when. (I did not like admitting this to the guys around the campfire.) “What a nice present!” said Suzie with automatic politeness. And when she saw the title, she gave a quiet but genuine, “Oh!” A gentle ambush; small but gratifying. Driving home on the interstate, kids asleep in the back seat, I tried to imagine myself visiting an old boyfriend of Betsy’s. I wouldn’t have done it. I looked at Betsy. “Why’d you go along with this?” I asked her. Her small smile was illuminated by oncoming headlights, and she said, “I like an adventure.” The men around the campfire, who had been spellbound by this story-without-climax, were quiet, each thinking about his own past. Finally one of them said, “That situation. There’s no RIGHT way it could’ve gone. I’d never have tried it. But your WIFE...” Words failed him, and he and the others shook their heads in wonder at the self-assurance of the woman I’d married. v Rick can be reached at rickepstein@yahoo.com.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Harvest Prude

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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ey parents, have you heard of the summer slide? Don’t get excited, it isn’t an exciting new destination place to take your kids during summer break; in fact, it’s the term used to describe the academic loss kids experience during those lazy summer months. Fort-unately, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is working to encourage teachers, parents and kids, to combat ‘summer slide’ with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

How it works The Scholastic Summer Reading Challe-nge is a free, interactive online (and mobile) program that is family-friendly. It allows kids to create a safe profile, (no personal information is collected) and to find and share book recommendations. Kids

can read whatever interests them and log their reading minutes to earn rewards. They can use the minutes they document to reach certain milestones and to unlock the ‘stars in the sky’. This interactive component is an added educational perk that will teach these young readers about astronomy as well as the myths of the constellations and how they were named.

Breaking the world record The challenge is in its eighth year and interest and involve ment continue to grow each summer. By participating, kids can contribute to setting a new world record for summer reading. The total number of minutes of everyone who participates is added up at the end of the summer. Last year kids worldwide read for 176,438,473 minutes which broke all previous world records! Maggie McGuire, Vice Present of eScholastic, Kids and Parents Channels, explained; “The world record just adds a really fun competitive edge. Each year kids are presented with the record and each year they break it!” This year the theme is “Reading under The Stars”. “We’re encouraging kids to take their books outside,” said McGuire. “Take your books on hikes and picnics. Go outdoors with your books in a backpack or a bag. It might be fun to make a special bag with your children for them to carry books along when travelling. Turn on the flashlight, open the windows or put star decals on your walls! Create a camp or pitch a tent inside the house!” This year’s theme aims to encour-

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age children to explore the outdoors, expand their horizons, and interpret the outdoors with books. “We hope to appeal to a child’s sense of curiosity and wonder,” said McGuire.

A combined effort Kids can’t do it alone! They need encouragement from the adults in their life, not to mention somebody has to take them to libraries and book sales! “This is really about a mutual effort between children and parents, librarians and teachers, after-school programs and summer programs. The goal is to provide children with cumulative work to increase reading their reading skills and to break the world record.” McGuire explained.

Scholastic’s Part Scholastic’s effort is two-fold: The central goal is to get kids to read and summer is the perfect opportunity for experimental reading. All kids have their own tastes and preferences; work with your child to find books that appeal to their interests. The challenge gives kids the opportunity to choose to read what they love. “One thing Scholastic loves to talk about, because it resonates so deeply, is that when kids choose their own books they are more likely to finish them and enjoy them,” said McGuire.

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School Involvement There is also a competition among schools to see which school can read the most minutes. The school that logs the most minutes at the end of summer wins a visit from bestselling authors who will come talk to kids! David Shannon will speak to the winning elementary school, and Gordon Korman will speak to the winning middle school. Last year, over 4,284 schools participated in the challenge. Teachers can exclusively preregister students on April 7th.

“This is especially true in the later elementary and middle school years. Choosing their own books is what propels them to read.” Secondly, in the same way that athletes have to hone their skills to keep fit and on top of their game, it’s been statistically proven that kids who keep reading during the summer months perform better academically and maintain their reading capabilities. Summer reading effectively prevents the ‘summer slide’. “Reading is a skill,” said McGuire. “You have to exercise that reading muscle!”

Parent’s need to be involved too! So how do you get your child to love reading? Scholastic wants to share tangible ways to help parents raise their children to enjoy reading. “There are two key things that really help kids grow up to become frequent readers.” McGuire told me. “The best thing is they don’t require a bunch of extra work! 1. Be a reader yourself and a role model for your children’s reading behavior. Make reading a habit that you participate with your kids in every day. 72 • May2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com


2. Fill your home with books and reading materials. Access is what inspires your kids. For instance, if you have lots of board games, most likely your children are going to learn to love playing them!” “We should all be working toward encouraging kids to find reading the most irresistible thing they do; right up there with every other hobby or activity they love participating in.” McGuire told me. Parents are a big part of the process. It’s up to you, as the parent, to supply your children with books, so get started together today! Compile a book list for summer and hit your local library. Get ready for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

Scholastic Giveaway! Purchase Area Family Magazine in coalition with Scholastic will be giving away a selection books suitable for your middle school child during the month of May. Visit our Facebook page to enter to win at www.facebook.com/PurchaseFamilyMag. For more information and resources from Scholastic, including book recommendations for summer reading, please visit www.scholastic.com/summer v

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COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Molly Tomasallo

Paducah Farmers’ Market Calling all local gardeners, bakers, artisans and businesses!

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aducah Parks Services is excited to oversee the planning and organization of the Paducah Farmer’s Market for the 2014 season. Our goal is to provide outstanding facilities and quality programs to our community and we will continue this effort as we plan for this year’s market season. Paducah Farmers’ Market will open on April 21st* and run through midNovember. Market hours will be from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. You are invited to come and join us at 2nd and Monroe in downtown Paducah. The Farmer’s Market is made up of a variety of vendors selling many homegrown products, made right here in our region; items for sale will include produce, baked goods, soap and other artisan goods. The county extension office has deemed “local” a 300 mile radius from the location of the farmers’ market. This means we will have

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the opportunity to not only host vendors who are 'Kentucky Proud', but also vendors who represent the tristate area.


Celebration Saturdays Although the market will be open six days per week, Saturdays are our busiest days so, throughout the season, we will be promoting some Saturdays as Celebration Saturdays. These will be days where community artisans, gardeners, and businesses can come together to showcase and sell local products. It's one of the many things that make Paducah a great city to eat, play, and live in! Celebration Saturdays will offer a wider variety of vendors and include activities for families, and children. Each Celebration Saturday will include new vendors and therefore you’ll never know what to expect! There could be face painting and balloon animals one week, and the next a petting zoo. You can also expect to find a "vendor of the week” featured at each Celebration Saturday. Come join us for fun that your whole family can enjoy!

Food Demonstrations On the 1st Saturday of every month there will be cooking demonstrations at the Farmers Market site with Master Food volunteers from the county extension office. They will be using recipes that feature local fresh produce. Many produce vendors will have recipes on hand that use their fruits and vegetables. On the 3rd Saturday of every month the Master Gardeners will be at the market to provide general information and 'how-to's

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Here are some of the unique, homemade, and homegrown products you will find at this year’s Farmer’s Market: Fresh Veggies: Asparagus, onions, tomatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fennel, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, okra, garlic, lettuce, parsnips, kohlrabi, kale, peas, tomatillos, zucchini, all kinds of squash, eggplant, green beans and herbs

Fresh Fruits: Apples, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, cantaloupes, watermelons, peaches, pears, plums, grapes

Nuts: Walnuts, chestnuts, hickory Misc: Eggs, jams & jellies, sorghum, field corn, plant starts Baked Goods: Brownies, cake, cookies, fudge, muffins Meats: Sausage and fish Artisan Goods: Photography, stationary

about keeping your garden, lawn and landscapes in good condition. You can also look for featured special events at the market this year such as a fall market with pumpkin carving, family days, and even a holiday market during the Christmas season.

WIC & Senior program We will also be offering the Senior Farmer’s Market Program (SFMP) and the WIC program at our Farmer’s Market this year. The Senior Program offers vouchers to seniors to purchase produce and honey products at the market. The WIC program is similar providing vouchers for families to use on produce at the market. Many of our produce vendors will be accepting vouchers for both programs. Please contact Kelly Alsip at the Purchase District Health Department at 270-444-9631 ext. 167 or the Parks Services Department for more details on WIC or SFMP programs.

We have an interesting mix of vendors that will hopefully continue to grow as the season goes on. Paducah’s Farmers’ market will provide options for fresh produce, artisan, and baked goods, as well as miscellaneous items such as meats, eggs, jams, and more.

Vendors apply today! Paducah Parks Services is accepting applications for interested vendors throughout this 2014 season. We hope to continue to grow and expand our market and make it another place in Paducah to visit. Throughout the summer we will be teaming up with local businesses and events such as the Quilt Show and Ironmom. Stay tuned for our Grand Opening market celebration, which will be held in late May - a day of fresh food, fun and YOU, our community spirit. Paducah Parks Services would like to encourage you to visit Paducah’s Farmer’s Market for your produce needs. For more information please contact Paducah Parks Services at (270) 444-8508 or visit us online at www.paducahky.gov v * Please Note: Due to the harsh winter the market may get off to a slower start than usual this April. Vendors should have a full array of produce for sale by May.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

The Cooperative Extension Service A 100 years of serving our community!

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f you’ve ever been thankful for your child’s 4-H programs or specialty clubs, educational programs such as the ‘Managing in Tough Times’ (MITT) newsletter, or food and nutrition programs, you have your local Cooperative Extension Service to thank! The nation-wide Cooperative Extension Service was established in 1914, and this year they are celebrating 100 years of providing Cooperative Extension Services (CES) in states and counties across America.

The Local Extension Office The extension offices are a state-by-state nationwide network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to their citizens. Statewide, the CES is an extension of the University of Kentucky. Because of this relationship, most of

the educational programs offered in extension offices are usually free. They focus on improving the quality of individual and family life through education, research and outreach. The service deals with things that are vital to the community: nutrition, health, resource management and civic engagement.

Programs and Services Many of us are unaware of all the services and programs that our local CES offers to the community. Denise Wooley, the County Agent for Family and Consumer Science for the McCracken County Extension Office, was able to tell me more about how individuals can benefit from the programs they offer. “We work with our communities to meet their own unique and specific needs,”

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Wooley told me. “Often people will call and we will have a program that is just right for them that they had no idea was out there.”

Nutrition Education Program Most CES are enhanced by a great team of staff and volunteers. The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) department hosts many great food education related activities. “We typically try to target families who are on a low-income,” Wooley explained. “Our food program is for families, or a single parent or guardian, who has children in their home. The program focuses on teaching proper cooking skills. Other such skills, while not directly involved in food preparation, are just as essential; such as learning how to make their food dollar stretch further. One thing we emphasize is how to buy and prepare food from scratch as opposed to purchasing prepackaged food which often has a lower nutritional value.” The Family and Consumer Sciences program occasionally supplements the nutritional NEP and often partners with the program.

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Science area of our programs,” Wooley explained. “People sometimes get confused by the title but it basically means I deal with a lot of the life skills classes.” Wooley’s programs cover things as diverse as food safety, sewing, knitting budgeting and weight loss. “I’ve also taught things such as canning and preserving food,” she told me. “Whatever the need and interest is, we try to meet it.” Wooley is used to working with all age groups and has taught classes on ‘good manners for little kids’ and ‘health tips for seniors’. “In the classes I try to make the focus about building strong families,” she told me.

4-H Services The CES also works closely with a variety of programs including the traditional 4-H clubs. There are specialty clubs that include youth archery animal husbandry, pet care and equine care. 4-H typically works with ages 8 to 18 so these programs are geared to that age group. “They emphasize things like communication skills and include team building exercises,” Wooley told me. “In high school 4-H works with teens in the job readiness area. They’ll host mock interviews and focus on preparing them to enter the work force.” 4-H also has communication days where the participants focus on public speaking and communication skills.


Horticulture & Agriculture The horticulture agent assists homeowners with their common questions about their gardens, trees and irrigation. “People will send soil samples if they think they have a problem with their soil,” Wooley explained. They are $7 and a lab in Princeton at the UK Research station does the testing.” The department also assists with questions about shrubbery or trees and can help with plant identification. They also work with producers who want to make sure they are growing at the highest capacity of quality so that they have the best product to sell. The department is currently hiring a new agriculture agent as a long standing member of the department retired just last year. The agricultural programs are directed at farmers and are geared to more industrial scale production issues and the food production. “We’ll help them get training for common things like pesticide application.” Wooley told me. “We work with them to help them to make sure they can have the best yield for their crops.” The agriculture department also offers farm visits to inspect problem areas.

Rewarding Results “The thing I most enjoy about working for the McCracken County Extension Office is teaching new skills and seeing tangible results,” said Wooley. “I love it when people tell me they’ve implemented some of what we’ve talked about in a program and have seen a positive improvement in their lives because of it.” Agents often conduct a follow-up evaluation after programs such as the weight loss classes or financial services. “It’s very rewarding to see people who can attest that they’ve learned how to implement budgeting and therefore saved money,” said Wooley. “Extension agents enable participants to take skills that they’ve learnt to improve aspects of their lives. At the end of the day it’s about improving the quality of life and helping people to learn valuable life skills. It really comes down to helping people.”

More Resources You can sign up for free monthly newsletters with helpful facts on making healthy lifestyle choices, nurturing families, securing financial stability, accessing nutritious foods and much more. For additional resources such as more information on specific education programs and clubs, visit https://mccracken.ca.uky.edu. For links to web resources, including Facebook pages and educational videos and publications, visit, www.ca.uky.edu/hes/joinus. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. v www.purchasefamilymag.com May2014 • 79


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