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y the time you sit down to read the June issue of Purchase Area Family Magazine I will have moved the contents of my home, the office and my ‘fur babies’ to a new house! As some of you know, I have lived across the street from Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah for the past 10 years. Now I live one block behind Immanuel Baptist Church! Big move, huh! What can I say, my husband, Britt, and I have always loved the neighborhood and we found a great home with more space for the growing business. The house is on our daily “dog walk” and we know all the dogs on the block and half the residents too! As a bonus, our new home has a big garage for the cars and Britt’s ‘toys’! (My husband loves to hunt and rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle!) Now he will tell you that it’s also got plenty of room for a growing magazine - all the marketing and office supplies, together with 11 years’ worth of magazines we store in what we lovingly refer to as “the morgue!”
Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 Office 270-415-9400 Karen@purchasefamilymag.com www.purchasefamilymag.com Contributing Writers: Stephanie Elder, Rick Epstein, Robin Gericke, Mitchell Kaye, Chad Parks, Harvest Prude, Anna Solomon, Dr. Health Schipp, Zackary Smith and Tammy Thompson Calendar of Events: Tell our 80,000⃰+ readers about your event, class, group, church or service! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 270-415-9400.
Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there, and to those of you who take on the role of “Dad.” You are tremendously important in the lives of the children you care for. Being a dad isn’t easy but the rewards last a lifetime!
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In honor of Father’s Day we have a fantastic giveaway for you this June. When this product arrived in the office, some of the staff almost came to blows over it! Everyone loved the Daddy Diaper Pack™! The Daddy Diaper Pack™ by Daddy & Company™ comes in basic black and is the ultimate backpack style diaper bag for Dads. The custom design allows less fumbling through deep pockets and eliminates struggling to take off the pack while holding baby. The side pockets are great for water bottles, baby bottles, and ‘sippy cups’. There’s a big pouch for diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes (and of course a small one for the “dirty stuff”). The front organizer pocket is designed for the essentials like keys, money, cell phone, pacifier, and small toys. The insulated cooler pocket is perfect for snacks. The skater straps are great for hooking everything from sand pails, to beach towels, to flip flops, hats, and even wet clothes. The Daddy Diaper Pack™ by Daddy & Co. ™ is truly the ultimate ‘go-to’ diaper bag for dads – perfect for all occasions like shopping, walking, trips, car rides, and emergencies. Dads need simple. Dads need functional. Dads need the Daddy Diaper Pack! For more information on this, and the many the products at Daddy & Company™ visit www.daddyncompany.com/the-daddy-diaper-pack.html
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Taking Flight for Charity event dates were published as on the June 15th and 16th but they are actually on June 7th and 8th.
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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.
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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.
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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 The Rhythm Factory School of Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Ready to Get Your Degree? by: Stephanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 All Classical 92.5 FM by: Harvest Prude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Kick It Soccer! by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
D E PA R T M E N T S COMMUNITY NEWS Dream Factory by: Harvest Prude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Stepping Out for Child Watch by: Tammy Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Flying High - Superman Celebration by: Anna Solomon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
M O N E Y M AT T E R S Teaching Kids about Money by: Zackary Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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ACTIVE CARE Supporting Summer Activities with Chiropractic by: Dr. Heath Schipp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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FAT H E R H O O D F O D D E R Dad was Funny about Money by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
ASK THE PROS Pest Control and Insulation Tips by: Chad Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Schools Out... Skincare Is In! by: Mitchell D. Kaye, M.D., FACS. . . . . . . . 60
H E A LT H M AT T E R S Sick from Shingles by: Jamie Lober. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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n our cover this month are the future stars of stage and screen; the students of The Rhythm Factory: From left to right, Ava Thomas, Addie Beth Franklin, Jordan Williams, and Nate Hequembourg. This school for dance and the performing arts was founded in September 2011 by Tiffany Okerson and is located in Paducah. Okerson has taught dance and stage craft in the Purchase area for nearly a decade. In the last three years, The Rhythm Factory has become one of the region’s fastest growing destinations for aspiring performers. "God has provided this dream and I give Him the glory for all of our success!" said Tiffany. “We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and creative environment for young artists,” Okerson told me. “An
environment that instills character and confidence to help kids reach their fullest, God-given potential: This is our school’s mission. At The Rhythm Factory (TRF), we emphasize artistry over competition. My staff and I work to promote modesty and poise, the freedom to have fun while learning a discipline, and creating an affordable family atmosphere. We want everyone to feel at home when they walk through our doors and realize that it is an extra special place!” Owner and director Tiffany Okerson obtained her dance training at Overton School’s Performing Arts program in Memphis, Tenn. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Union University where she studied voice Photos by New Dawning Photography
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for three years. She is a certified instructor through the Southern Association of Dance Masters. Okerson is approaching her 10th year of teaching and resides in Paducah with her husband Trent, a local weatherman, and their baby son, Hansen.
New, larger location This summer, TRF is excited to be moving to a new facility located at 2928 Park Avenue, Suite A; just across the from Noble Park. The new location will provide more space for classes and students. It is equipped with a spacious dance studio, featuring ballet barres, wall-to-wall mirrors, and floating dance floors with Marley surfaces. The school will now have room for a separate classroom for music and drama. The roomy lobby includes a video monitoring system that will allow parents to watch their child in class. As an added convenience there is also free Wi-Fi!
An all-encompassing school for the arts The dream from the beginning was to make TRF an all-encompassing school for the arts. One of the many things that make TRF special is the fusion of multiple art forms within one school. “Many people still don't know that we are more than just a dance studio.” Okerson explained. “We offer dance, vocal training and an outstanding musical theater program; a mix of singing, dancing and acting. The musical theater training has been an enormous hit for us. This fall, we will be adding acting classes, visual art classes, as well as piano and guitar lessons! Singers are taught to be well-versed in all varieties of music, not just Broadway hits. Dance classes cover every style you can imagine, from the latest steps seen on reality TV and movies, to classical ballet and even African jazz. Our hope is to mold multifaceted, well-rounded performers. Each year, at our annual Spring Showcase, this multitude of talent is brought together to create a family-friendly, entertaining experience from start to finish.” “TRF offers education in dance, music history and terminology, anatomy and proper alignment. They teach students problem solving skills, and help them to develop stage presence - all necessary parts of as well-rounded performer,” explained Okerson. “We also want to make sure we’re not forgetting to instill something far more important - character.” At TRF, students are encouraged to cheer each other on, speak kindly to one another and hold each other accountable both in and out of the class. I believe strongly in keeping children, children. I always lean more towards the conservative side when choosing costumes, songs, and choreography. I believe that a true artist/performer can www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 9
be engaging while still remaining wholesome. I also feel that kids need more in their life than just being at the studio 24/7. Time with family and friends is so precious, and children need balance just like adults do.”
Performance over competition
“I am an advocate for performance experience over competition experience,” Okerson told me. “Both refine your skills and are excellent stepping stones into a professional career in the arts. However, with performance experience, there isn’t the same pressure to be ‘perfect’.” Future success is not dependent on competition. “As a child, I competed very little,” said Okerson, “Yet today, I am a singer/dancer at The Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. Somewhere along the way, dance has become more like a competitive sport. Our focus is different at TRF. Our teachers push students to be their personal best in technique, stamina, and stage presence. At the end of the day, it's not about perfection, it's about them growing as artists and having the time of their life in the process! Although we have competed and still do on rare occasion, it isn't our primary focus.”
An important part of TRF’s mission is to provide opportunities to every child. “The Rhythm Factory wants to break the stigma that being a part of a school like ours is just a ‘girl thing’ or that it has to be expensive,” stated Okerson. “With many families on a tight budget, we strive to keep the cost of performing arts education reasonably priced. We have a scholarship program to assist families in need. We want every child to be able experience what The Rhythm v Factory is all about!”
For students who desire to take their talent to the next level, TRFs performance ensemble, "Rhythmic Youth", is the perfect step! This group consists of dancers, singers and actors who have performed for conferences, fairs, parades, and charity events around the Purchase Area. Notable events include Relay for Life, featured guests at Murray State University, and the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. Each year, TRF is looking for boys and girls, ages 8 and up that are driven and dedicated. If your focus is just one of the arts or if you are skilled in several, there's a place for you in Rhythmic Youth! A mandatory workshop will take place July 28-31 for any new student who wants to join Rhythmic Youth for the upcoming season.
Meet our faculty Helping Okerson to achieve success for its students are TRF’s amazing teachers. The 2014-2015 staff includes Emi Hensel, a Ballet technician and ‘guru’; Jeri Ford, a Chicagobred Hip-Hop enthusiast; Cassidy Edwards, a Radio City Rockette Alumni; Amber Taylor, a SEMO Graduate of Theater Arts; Emily Surheinrich-Weeks, founder of Murray Dance Company, and local celebrity Briana Conner, a former University of Texas ‘Pom Girl’. Both Trent and Tiffany Okerson would like to thank every family who has supported TRF over the years and believes in its mission. For more information on the staff and their qualifications, parent/student reviews, and monthly tuition visit TRF’s website, www.trfpaducah.com. 10 • June2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
Classes are offered for ages two years and up in multiple dance styles, musical theatre, vocal coaching, drama, visual arts, piano, and guitar in beginner through advanced levels. Various dance and musical theatre workshops and camps are scheduled between June 30 through July 31 including:
Disney Princess Camp – June 30-July 3 Drama Camp (grades 3-5) – July 7-9 Drama Camp (grades 6-8) – July 14-18 Leaps * Turns Clinic – July 10 Jazz Funk and Hip Hop – July 11 Musical Theatre Camp (grades 9-12) – July 21-25 Rhythmic Youth Performers Workshop - July 28-31
Fall classes begin August 18th! Visit www.trfpaducah.com for all the details and how you can reserve your spot! Pre-register for fall classes by emailing ‘Miss Tiff’ at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 270-210-4990. In house registration will begin August 9 from 10am-1pm and August 11-12 from 5-7pm. Any new students who mention this feature article will receive August tuition FREE! “Like” us on Facebook; Facebook.com/pages/the-rhythm-factoryschool-of-performing-arts
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hether you are looking to transfer from another institution or you have been thinking about returning to the classroom to complete your degree, Murray State University’s Paducah Regional Campus is here for you. The Paducah campus opened in its new location in January 2014. The campus, located at 4430 Sunset Avenue, just off I-24, provides a state-of-the-art facility equipped with 19 classrooms, top-of-the-line technology for ITV courses, two computer labs, and student activity lounges.
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The 43,000 square-foot facility is also environmentally friendly, and has received green building certification for both energy and environmental design. “We are proud to provide our students with this new facility,” said Jennifer Dickey, coordinator for marketing and recruiting at MSU-Paducah.
A convenient way to get a quality education! MSU-Paducah is a full-service campus for students in the Paducah and McCracken County areas. There are a variety of
courses and degree programs available for students who do not have access to MSU’s main campus, and students receive the same quality education that the main campus students receive. Murray State has been ranked as a Forbes Top College for five consecutive years. In addition to being named to the 2013 America's Top Colleges List, Forbes also designated Murray State as one of America's Top 100 Best Buy colleges for the fourth year in a row. One of the more popular degree programs at the Paducah campus is the Integrated Studies program, an adult degree completion program with a variety of academic emphasis options. Students are able to tailor their field of study courses to their individual interests. "I chose the Integrated Studies program because, as a non-traditional student, it was the most practical way for me to finally finish college," explained Daryl K. Tabor, who earned his degree in December 2013. "I wanted to graduate by the time I was 40, and this program was the only way to make that possible.”
ences. I was also able to obtain all my other needed credits online," said Tabor.
Many degree options MSU-Paducah offers a variety of degree programs right here in Paducah. In fact, three new degree programs were added just this year: a bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice, a bachelor’s degree program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and a master’s degree program in Organizational Communication. Other bachelor’s degree programs include Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Social Work, and Special Education. Several master’s degree programs are also available, includ-
Adults find the Integrated Studies program appealing because of its flexible degree requirements and alternative methods of earning additional credits. A highlight of the program is the ability to earn credits from previous work and military experiences. "I was able to save both valuable time and money by earning 12 credit hours based on life experi-
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loans, scholarships, military benefits and employer tuition assistance/reimbursement programs.
There are also a number of elective course options offered in areas such as chemistry, advertising and nursing. Many courses are offered in the late afternoon and evenings to better accommodate students.
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Financial Aid available Murray State understands that paying for college is an important factor in selecting a college and obtaining a degree. There are many financial aid resources available, including but not limited to grants, work-study, student
Murray State welcomes all students who wish to transfer from another institution, including local WKCTC students who would like to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. One of our goals is to provide aid to displaced MidContinent University students, and MSU is offering a number of incentives to those students who are searching for a new institution. “We are working with Mid-Continent University and are here to help make the transition an easy one,” according to Dickey. A dedicated website has been set up at www.murraystate.edu/mcutransfer for MCU students who need immediate information. “Here at MSU-Paducah, we have a full-time staff on hand to provide services to all students, including program advising, registration and admissions,” said Dickey. The public is invited to tour the new facility during operating hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer and fall enrollment is currently underway. For more information, please contact Jennifer Dickey at (270) 442-4753 or email@example.com. v
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lassical music, like classical literature, is sometimes thought of as being ‘dry’ or ‘dull’. Some people love symphonic music, and some actually shudder at the thought of having to listen to an operatic aria! I know that many of my peers just don’t appreciate the fullness and richness of the classical music genre. My personal opinion is that many young people are not exposed to classical music very often: If the sounds of these majestic melodies were more widely available and accessible we’d come to appreci-
ate and enjoy them: This is why I am extremely excited about WKMS’s all-classical channel, 92.5 FM!
An all-classical channel 92.5 FM broadcasts the second radio station under WKMS channel, a service of Murray State University (MSU). The funds for WKMS come from many sources: Annual community service grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), appropriates from MSU, contributions from listeners, and investments from individual, business and organizational underwriters. In 2010, WKMS received enough funding to expand their services through this second radio channel online. They began broadcasting all classical music programming on 92.5. Currently the channel is also heard on 105.1 FM in Madisonville and WKMS is also adding it to 99.5 FM, Murray. 92.5 FM features classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “The station broadcasts some of the nation’s top classical music programs such as Performance Today and Sunday Baroque,” explained Kate Lochte, the WKMS station manager. “92.5 FM also features local concerts performed by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.” Along with the music, radio hosts share brief bios and histories on the performers and composers. This serves to deepen the awareness of not only the piece being featured but also of the masterminds behind the work.
What is classical music? Given the extremely broad variety of forms, styles, genres, and historical periods generally perceived as being described by the term "classical music," it is difficult to list characteristics that can be attributed to all works of that type. However, the most outstanding characteristic of classical music is that the repertoire tends to be written down in musical notation, creating a musical part or score.1 “Classical music exemplifies discipline and excellence; it draws listeners into the interior world of the 16 • June2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
composer.” Lochte explained. “On 92.5 FM you can listen to ensembles of talented musicians working together to create a powerful single expression of music; a unification of instrumentals and voice.” Classical music has a lot to offer. We encourage listeners to be carried along by the celebrated sound of sweetness, power, intensity and sincerity!”
Part of our Cultural Experience Classical music is celebrated not only for its great sounds and its cultural benefits. “There are certain experiences that are integral to our understanding of civilizations past, present, and future; our cultural experience,” said Lochte. “Reading great literature, watching performances by a leading ballet or theater company, viewing great art, and of course, listening to classical music are among such experiences.” For some listeners, classical music simply offers a soothing break from the 24/7 barrage of news and technology. “At 92.5 FM we believe that our listeners want to listen to their classical music essentially uninterrupted and that’s what we’re delivering.” Lochte told me. “We have a fiercely devoted audience who really appreciate 92.5 FM. because they find it both enjoyable and educational. We’re hoping to grow that audience so that more people can benefit from 92.5 WKMS.”
Benefits to Classical Music Classical music has been shown to lower stress, make people smarter and provide a homeopathic sleep aid. What other benefits are lurking out there? Here are our top five side effects. 1. Lowering Blood Pressure: Looking for a calming experience? The soothing experience when you hear a masterful opus isn’t just imagined; a 2004 study out of the University of San Diego found that after hearing classical music, listeners had lower blood pressure. A 2008 article published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing also claimed pregnant women reduced levels of stress, anxiety and depression after listening to a 30-minute CD of classical hits. 2. Relieving Pain after Surgery: Reach for the Beethoven along with the aspirin. It turns out that melodious music can help tune out pain. A team out of Britain was able to reduce the amount of opiates given to people recovering from stomach surgery with a steady dosage of classical music. Another study in the Journal for Advanced Nursing showed that music could relieve chronic pain. 3. Making You More Emotional: Music may be the food of love, and a 2001 study out of Southern Methodist University seems to support Shakespeare’s claim. Researchers found that listening to classical music heightened the emotions in the study subjects. Not only were they more expressive and effusive with their comments, but they were more forthcoming as well. 4. Making You Sleep: If you’re looking for better sleep, why not turn to Brahms? A Hungarian team showed that listening to 45 minutes of classical music before bedtime helped students from 19 to 28, who had problems falling asleep. The researchers suggest turning on the famous Lullaby or similar peaceful pieces, could be an effective way of battling insomnia. 5. Making You Smarter: And the Granddaddy of them all, the infamous Mozart Effect. When researchers in 1993 published studying drawing a link between listening to the maestro's music and heightened IQ scores, it spawned a cottage industry of brain-power boosting products (remember Baby Mozart?). However, later studies have shown that playing his works have lessened symptoms associated with epilepsy.
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WKMS WKMS a noncommercial educational FM station licensed to Murray State University. It has been providing a wide variety of informative, entertaining and educational broadcasts since the 1970s. WKMS’s regular public radio program consists of news, conversation and music along with local content and music programs that includes live music performance. WKMS’s daily stream includes regional news, program playlists, community calendar events and other features. WKMS News, 91.3 FM, offers NPR News award-winning programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. During the daytime hours on weekdays the station broadcasts mainly news and conversation. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, the station offers locally programmed music and a community conversation program called Sounds Good.
Stream it online! Both radio stations can be streamed live at www.wkms.org. A WKMS coverage map is available on the website. Their terrestrial listening communities are throughout southernmost Illinois, far western Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee. There is also a portion of listeners throughout the world who seek www.wkms.org for a "home-awayv from-home" listening experience. Sources: 1.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music
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Pest Control and Insulation Tips just in Time for Summer! Protect your home against pests!
In the Kitchen
This has been an unusually cool and wet spring for western Kentucky, and many homeowners are now just getting to their “spring cleaning” lists for their home and yard. Unfortunately, springtime in this area usually means large populations of insects, many of whom are looking for a new home. Spring is when many different species of insects, including termites, have large newly hatched populations that are on the hunt for food sources. Those food sources could, unfortunately, become your home if you are not careful. Left unchecked, a little nuisance can turn into an infestation.
The kitchen/dining room is usually the biggest problem area for most people because of the abundance of two key ingredients; food and water. Most insects can be found in cabinets and/or pantry areas, thriving on the food staples housed there. If a pest can go two feet and have all he can eat and drink, why would he travel farther? • Place all pantry foods in plastic sealed containers. This will help eliminate over half of your basic insect and pest problems. • Pet food, bird seed, and dry food items are inviting meals for ants and other pantry pests. • Wipe down all surfaces after every meal or preparation of meals. This keeps small food particles out of reach and off of the floors. • Clean your garbage disposal. Food particles build up on
Before an infestation occurs, most professional pest control companies recommend taking preventative measures around your home to keep unwanted visitors out. As you embark on spring cleaning this season, employ these simple tips for a pest-free home:
All mosquitos need water to breed. Stagnant water on your property is breeding grounds for mosquitos.
Outside your home
• Seal up entry points. • Check your home for cracks along windows and doors, and holes in window screens, especially near light fixtures where insects congregate at night. • Seal cracks and consider adding a mesh barrier under porches and decks to ward off wild four-legged friends. • Eliminate standing water. Mosquitoes don’t just ruin backyard barbecues; they can also transmit deadly diseases. Mosquitoes need water to breed, so get rid of any standing water on your property. • Keep wood and brush away from home structures. These materials appeal to termites, wood-boring beetles, and even bees and wasps. Store these items away from your home, garage and shed. • Avoid standing water. Like a day at the pool for the kids, this is a playground for pests. www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 19
the cutting blades and cause odor and attractants for insects of all kinds. • Indoor plants are a breeding ground for pests, as it is as close to being in their natural habitat as being outside. If you keep plants inside, do not over water them. This causes many pest problems to develop. Bathroom The bathroom area presents another resource for pests; they have plenty of moisture to survive and a place where they can nest and breed. Bathrooms can easily attract a multitude of insects, and can also become a feeding ground for most common species of spiders. • Clean your drains regularly. Materials build up in this area and cause odors that again can draw pests to this location. • Wet laundry and sustained moisture can help any pests that wish to breed or just nest for a while. • Trash bins need to be emptied regularly. Any dense material or compacted material can make a great place for spiders to set up and attract food.
Attics, Basements and Crawl Spaces Attics and crawl spaces can be both moist and hot so they provide an ideal place for a variety of problems. Along with termites, cave crickets, centipedes and silverfish, dangerous
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household pests such as brown recluse spiders and wood destroying fungi thrive in these environments. Wood destroying fungus can multiply by producing microscopic spores (2-100 microns in diameter). Many spores are so small they easily float through air and can be carried for great distances by even the gentlest breezes. Inhalation exposure to wood destroying fungi indoors can cause adverse health effects in some people. It produces allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic chemicals (mycotoxins). Dead or alive, it can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, skin rashes, infections and even a type of pneumonia.
Proper insulation can save up to 40% on your electric bill no matter what time of the year.
Fiberglass Insulation Fiberglass insulation is the standard bearer. The ubiquitous bales of pink and yellow fiberglass insulate more than 90% of the new homes built in the United States. Fiber glass insulation is noncombustible, noncorrosive, nonabsorbent and unsupportive of mold growth. It meets all model building codes for non-combustibility, needs no fire-retardant chemicals which can promote corrosion to pipes and the glass in fibers resists moisture build-up. Inorganic glass fibers do not mold, rot or decay. They also do not support an environment for vermin. v
It’s always a good time to insulate! According to the US Department of Energy, almost half of a typical home’s utility bills are spent on heating and cooling. Whether it’s summer or winter, the proper insulation can help you to save up to 40% on your bill. The key to energy efficiency when heating or cooling a house is through the use of proper insulation on the ‘envelope’ of the home. Sealing your home against the unwanted exchange of air with the outdoors will provide you with optimum savings. Homeowners have many good choices. Plastic foams, rock wool, cellulose and even cotton insulation are readily available. Insulation materials come in many forms. They are sprayed, stapled, blown, nailed or simply laid in place. The choices can be difficult to sift, but cellulose insulation is a strong contender.
Cellulose Insulation Cellulose is a superb air-blocker and, when tightly packed, it provides a thermally efficient, cost effective, and comfortable solution. Cellulose can also enhance your home's resistance to fire as well as reduce the infiltration of outside noise. The cellulose fibers have a higher density and R-value than many other insulation types, providing exceptional blockage against air infiltration. Quality recycled insulation should exceed fire standards, provide proven sound control and be safe for you and your family. By choosing recycled insulation, you are supporting a sustainable solution that will save you money. www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 21
by: Harvest Prude
The Dream Factory
ed in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Originally just a group of volunteers, it has since grown into the second-largest children’s wish-granting organization in the United States. Since its inception, it has granted over 25,000 wishes all while maintaining its down to earth, grassroots approach. The Dream Factory has expanded to 38 local chapters across the United States with over 5,000 dedicated volunteers who sacrifice their time and efforts to help raise funds within their communities and then use those funds to grant wishes locally.
ave you heard of The Dream Factory? The Dream Factory is a ‘dream-granting’ organization that makes ‘dreams come true’ for critically or chronically ill children. The concept behind ‘dream-granting’ organizations is to give sick children a beautiful and wonderful experience that is uniquely their own. This concept was featured in the hugely popular book, The Fault in our Stars by John Green. It has also been making headlines with wishes that range from a child enjoying a cruise to a different country, to being “Bat Boy’ for a day in ‘Gotham’, aka San Francisco!
Janice Harris, current treasurer of the Dream Factory (DF) of Paducah and former local President for over 20 years and President of the National Board of Directors from 2010-2013, explained how she became involved; “I worked
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at Bellsouth with Henault before he founded the Dream Factory,” she told me. “I later got involved at the corporate level once the organization was formed. We started to expand DF to other counties and Paducah seemed like a perfect place.” The Dream Factory of Paducah has granted 386 wishes and has several currently pending. The Paducah chapter grants wishes within a 60 mile radius; this includes the communities of Benton, Mayfield, Murray and Southern Illinois.
to get excited about, talk about, and look forward to - other than just the next trip to the hospital or treatment. “It really is a strain on the families,” said Harris. In many families one parent will have to quit their job so they can care for their child around the clock. This is why DF ‘dream-granting’ is so uplifting to the kids and their parents. The dreams give the families time to get away, to relax and to bond with their child.”
What makes The Dream Factory distinct?
Make a dream come true
The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its service to children who have life-threatening illness. The philosophy behind this is that the organization believes children who suffer from chronic illnesses or disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical distress. “We’ve found that a lot of illnesses out there may not necessarily take a child’s life, but they can be extremely life altering,” Harris explained. “That’s why, several years ago, the national board voted that chronically ill children could also benefit from our service.” DF strives to provide relief from the trauma, stress, and depression that both the children and their families may endure on a routine basis.
“The thing DF focuses on the most is actually granting the child’s dream.” Harris told me. “This is not about what does mom and dad want for them, or what their social worker thinks they need, we want to make sure we focus on what the child really wants. This is why we sit down with the child, (with the parents present,) and try to figure out their dream.” DF includes the entire family in the process though; everyone living in the home gets to go on the trip if that is the wish, or enjoy whatever else the wish may be with the child.
“We only have four paid people in the entire organization!” said Harris. “They work at the national headquarters in Louisville. All of the rest of the hundreds of people around the country are volunteers. That’s something people really appreciate when they donate their money. You can be certain that it isn’t going to be going toward someone’s salary; the vast majority of the money is going to directly help kids.”
While having a dream realized through DF isn’t quite as easy as twirling a wand and reciting “bippity-boppity-boo”, it is a four part, uncomplicated process and members of the community who could benefit from The Dream Factory are encouraged to apply.
What makes wishes so important? Doctors agree that granting a wish can improve the quality of life for a sick child and even help to extend the life of a critically ill child. Because of health limitations or finances many kids suffering from a chronic or critical illness simply don’t get the chance to experience things most other kids get to do. “We’ve found that families won’t take a vacation or travel for short excursions to other cities,” Harris told me. “They find it hard to justify such luxuries when they have continual medical expenses.” Harris told me. “We don’t take a family’s financial situation into consideration at all when granting a dream,” Harris explained. “We recognize how hard it can be, even for middle-class families, to balance things like taking a vacation or spending time with their kids when there are all of these medical expenses and ongoing hospital trips.” The Dream Factory volunteers are able to step in and, through the wish granting process, give the kids something www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 23
Step 1: Referral- Children aged 3-18 who are critically or chronically ill and have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization may be eligible for a dream. Referrals can be made by the parents, guardians, the treating physician and, occasionally, the children themselves. Step 2: Medical Eligibility-To receive a dream, the child must have been diagnosed with a critical or serious chronic illness. In each illness, there should be a clear quality of life issue that is present and verifiable by the child’s attending physician. Step 3: Finding a Dream- ‘Dream Screeners’ are volunteers who help the find what the child’s dream is made of. The Dream Screener will visit with the child and, through an interview process, help to determine what the child’s wish is. Sometimes, the dreams are limited by the child’s illness, treatment or physical limitations. In this case, further discussion will take place with the child until a dream that is appropriate and safe can be granted. Step 4: Creating Last Memories- The ‘Dream Team’ of volunteers works on cementing the foundations that are necessary for the child’s dream such as making reservations, finding contacts for celebrities, sports figures and other famous people, finding gifts-in-kind and volunteers. They will do all of the work that is necessary to grant a dream that
Donations & Fundraisers While there are not any current ongoing fundraiser events, individuals are welcome to donate at any time to assist The Dream Factory. To benefit The Dream Factory in Paducah please mail your taxdeductible donations to:
Dream Factory Inc. P.O. Box 2333 Paducah KY 42002 is both a memorable, precious, uplifting and inspirational experience for both the child and their family. “We’ve found that both on a local level and nationally, the most popular wish is a visit to Disney World. That is a huge dream of all kids.” Harris told me. “But DF has also done things like gifting computers, swimming pools, puppies, ponies, or trips to cities such as New York City or Washington D.C.”
Start The Dream Factory in Your Area! If you aren’t local, you can still be a part of this great organization. To open a chapter in your area, visit www.dreamfactoryinc.org and go to the contact form. All requests to start a chapter go through the national headquarters in Louisville. The Dream Factory of Paducah’s mailing address is PO Box 2333, Paducah, KY 42002. Learn more information by visiting www.dreamfactoryincpad.org or by calling (270) 4437762. You can also learn how to become a volunteer at the website. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 at 333 Broadway, on the 4th floor of the US Bank building downtown. Members of the community are encouraged to attend. v
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By: Heath Schipp, D.C., Active Care Chiropractic
Supporting Summer Activities with Chiropractic
ummertime calls for summer activities, including running, biking, hiking, baseball, softball, golf, and tennis. No matter what your favorite summer activity, you are always going to need to be cautious when playing these sports. Failure to take the necessary precautions can lead to injury When the sun comes out we all tend to increase our activity levels. We start new exercise routines, play summer sports, and we spend time cleaning and planting in our yards and gardens. Whether you have been training over the winter or not, all this new activity is a bit of a shock to your body and you are using your muscles in a way that you are not used to doing. The fatigue and stress this can place on your body may lead to all sorts of problems and injuries. Chiropractic can help you recover from these
problems more quickly and can also help to prevent these injuries from occurring. Injuries come about when the body is not flexible, strong and functioning at its best. Fatigue can lead to many injuries and systemic problems. When our muscles are fatigued they are sore, achy, and tight. This can lead to sprain/strain injuries to the muscle and ligaments in the back, neck and extremities. When you begin to do those summer projects or engage in new exercises, and you are not fit, you can become injured more easily. Lower back and neck injuries are very common from doing yard work, practicing a golf swing and engaging in strenuous do-it-yourself projects. Most injuries could be avoided with proper form and stretching. There are also a lot of complaints of pain that are attributed to overuse such as tendonitis or bursitis. This pain is from stressing the joints too much too often which causes a chronic inflammation of the tendons or bursa that are trying to protect your joints.
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stress and sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance. Chiropractors are not just concerned with the treatment of such injuries but in how to prevent them in the first place and enhance performance. It is possible that a person can have a mechanical dysfunction without being aware of any clinical symptoms. If that is the case, then not only will they be prone to injury when applying that extra bit of effort to excel, but since they are not functioning correctly, they cannot perform to their maximum capability. If an injury is treated but the joints around it are ignored, the recovery time typically will be slower than expected. This is why chiropractors use measures to treat the whole or bigger picture. For example, if someone has a sprained ankle, the chiropractor might adjust a fixed tarsometatarsal joint or tibiofibular joint (joints comprising the ankle). This works toward a faster recovery time. The typical modes of treating injuries are designed to reduce pain and inflammation while improving range of motion. This can only be done to the full extent by correcting all of the underlying faults. Chiropractic may be most effective in the prevention of sports injuries. By keeping the spine functioning at its best and thereby allowing optimal posture and strength, sports injuries are much less likely to occur. These days, it is very common for a sports team to have a team chiropractor. Injuries can happen to everyone, no matter what the type of activities you participate in. Let your chiropractor help you lay the foundation for prevention of injury so you can enjoy a lifetime of activity. Now that you know more about the possible injuries that can occur during summer activities, we hope that you will be extra careful and remember to take all necessary precautions to ensure that you avoid all mishaps. It would be a shame to have to spend it on the couch healing or in a cast or sling! v
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by: Jamie Lober
Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour ere’s some startling statistics for you: “Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the fourth leading cause of death,” stated Dr. Joseph Ashburn, stroke director at Baptist Health in Paducah. Stroke affects more than 700,000 individuals annually in the U.S. and someone in the U.S. dies every 3.3 minutes from stroke. Only ten percent of stroke victims recover almost completely. Ten percent of stroke victims require care in a nursing home or other long-term care facility and 15 percent die shortly after the stroke. About 25 percent of stroke victims will have another within five years. Women account for approximately 43 percent of strokes that occur each year, but they account for 61 percent of stroke deaths. Stroke risk increases with age. For each decade after age 55, the risk of stroke doubles.
ter,” said Dr. Ashburn. A stroke occurs when a vessel in the brain is blocked by a blood clot or ruptures. A stroke caused by a clot is called an ischemic stroke; about 85 percent of all strokes in the United States are ischemic. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. Thanks to recent medical advances, stroke treatments and survival rates have improved greatly over the last decade. The only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic strokes is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow. If administered within three hours (and up to four-and-a-half hours in certain eligible patients), tPA may improve the chances of recovering from a stroke. A significant number of stroke victims don’t get to the hospital in time for tPA treatment; this is why it’s so important to identify a stroke immediately.
Quick Treatment Can Save Lives
3rd Annual Spokes for Strokes
Now that we have your attention you’ll want to know that if you’re having a stroke, because it’s critical that you get medical attention right away. “Waiting around is recipe for disas-
To help raise funds for research and awareness about strokes and their symptoms, Dr. Ashburn started Strokes for Spokes: An annual bike ride that is not only a lot of fun, but an opportunity to get in shape and learn more about risk factors and prevention. Western Kentucky families should mark their calendar for Spokes for Strokes which will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014. “I have always been a big biker,” Dr. Ashburn explained. “I wanted to raise money for stroke awareness, so the natural marriage in my mind was a biking event to raise money in the community.” Now in its third year, the event is expected to draw more riders and sponsors than ever. “All the funds raised through registration will go toward improving stroke awareness and improving care and technology in our community,” said Ashburn. “The event normally starts at the hospital and there are three rides to choose from: A 10 mile ride, 35 mile ride and 60 mile ride,” said Dr. Ashburn. “The 10 mile ride is really easy: We have people with little kids who do it and people who dust off an old bike from their basement.” There are no hills and you can take as much time as you need to finish. “If it takes you three hours to do it, that is okay,” said Dr. Ashburn. The 35 mile ride is considered the intermediate level and more experienced bikers may opt for the 60 mile course. You can register online, at the event or at Bike World, in Paducah. “To be part of Spokes for Strokes you need to bring a bike and helmet - we will take care of everything else,” explained Dr. Ashburn. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event starts at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Baptist Imaging Center.
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All of the riders are supported as they pedal along. “We have vehicles that follow the bikers in case they have flat tires and plenty of rest stops along the course with water, Gatorade and snacks,” said Dr. Ashburn.
Dollars raised are matched by BH Foundation “The goal is to raise somewhere around $20,000 over the course of the event,” said Dr. Ashburn. Every dollar raised is being matched by the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah. If you are not able to donate please visit the American Stroke Association’s website and learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke,” said Dr. Ashburn. While the main objective of Spokes for Strokes is to have a great time and get some exercise, it’s an opportunity for much more. In addition to getting in shape, Spokes for Strokes will offer a wealth of information about stroke prevention. “Participants have a lot of fun,” said Dr. Ashburn. “However, one of the things we are proudest of is that we give a talk at the beginning of the event about the stroke symptoms and we paint the symptoms on the road. By the time people finish the ride they should all be stroke experts!” said Dr. Ashburn.
FAST If you are walking around the hospital you might spot the acronym ‘FAST’ spray painted on the pavement. FAST stands for face, arm, speech and time (see table) “The risk factors for a stroke include high blood pressure, increased weight, cholesterol, age, genetics and smoking,” explained Dr. Ashburn. Some are modifiable and others are not. “I think it’s very important that the community is aware that we have a stroke center in Paducah should they need it,” Dr. Ashburn told me. “I can tell you that if you come to Baptist Health you can expect the same care you would get at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard or Yale. We are held to the same strict guidelines and the protocol we follow is the same for every patient. We track them and hold ourselves accountable for their outcome.”
sign up to ride in this great event. By becoming educated and showing your support at Spokes for Strokes, you can help to create better cardiovascular health here in western Kentucky. For more information and to register for the event, please visit www.baptisthealthpaducah.com and www.active.com/paducah-ky/cycling/races/spokes-forv strokes-2014. Or call (270) 575.2851.
F.A.S.T Is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1-for help right away! F.A.S.T. is…
F A S
ace Drooping – Does pone side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven? rm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? peech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly? ime to call 9-1-1 If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-11 and get them to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared.
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EVENTS CALENDAR We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information in this calendar; however, changes and cancellations may have occurred since publication. We recommend that you verify all information. To include a new listing or make changes to an existing listing please email email@example.com
JUNE SUNDAY 1: Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org
Monsters University. Movies in the Park. Noble Park Ampitheatre. Dusk. Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
FRIDAY 6: Deadline to apply for Junior Citizens’ Police Academy (contact Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8548) Riverfront Rod Run. Downtown, Paducah. 270-554-2975. Laser Light Music Shows. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws & Blackhawk (Tickets on sale at all Little General Stores, at Discovery Park and on-line at www.discoveryparkofamerica.com ) Gates open at 6:00 p.m., music begins at 7:30. Food and Beverage available on site. Bring your own blanket or Bag Chair…outdoor concert on the Great Lawn.
Making Charcoal at Home. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 1 p.m. www.lbl.org
Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
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.
Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Community Collaboration for Children - working to prevent child abuse and neglect. Final meeting at 11am at Graves Co. Public Library. 270.247.7072 Feeding Time on the Farm. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 3:30 p.m. www.lbl.org
“Taking Flight for Charity.” Paducah Aero Modelers. Benefit for Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs. Fun for the whole family. 501County Park Road, Paducah. For more information, call 270.217.3150. Noble Park Fish Out Fishing Tournament for kids 6-11 (starts at 9AM) Call 270444-8508 for information.
Vegetable Gardening: Toolbox Series. 5 p.m. McCracken County Extension Office. Free and open to the public.
Riverfront Rod Run. Downtown, Paducah. 270-554-2975.
The Rhythm Factory Spring Showcase Recitals. McCracken County High School. 2 & 7 p.m. shows.
Off the Shelf Book Discussion. Looking for Met. By: Beth Hoffman. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net
THURSDAY 5: Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center, Paducah. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. 270-443-1746. Hershey’s Track & Field Games at Paducah Tilghman High School track (registration starts at 3PM) Call 270-444-8508 for information.
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Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
SUNDAY 8: “Taking Flight for Charity.” Paducah Aero Modelers. Benefit for Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs. Fun for the whole family. 501County Park Road, Paducah. For more information, call 270.217.3150.
Bikes on Broadway. Fountain Avenue & Broadway, Paducah. 1 – 4 p.m. 270.442.0751 • bikeworldky.com Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 2:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
MONDAY 9: Chemistry.Teen Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 2 – 4 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
TUESDAY 10: Troy Roark’s Science of Water Story Hour. Wet & wild program. Bring a towel. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
WEDNESDAY 11: Troy Roark’s Science of Water Story Hour. Wet & wild program. Bring a towel. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
THURSDAY 12: Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Feeding Time on the Farm. Homeplace. Land Between the Lakes. 3:30 p.m. www.lbl.org Music at Maiden Alley Cinema. Kelsey Walden, Jordan Hull & Cale Tyson. 7 p.m. 270-441-7007 or www.maidenalleycinema.org Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
FRIDAY 13: 7th Annual Sports Fest Charity Bowling Event. Cardinal Lanes, Paducah. 7 - 9 PM. Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
SATURDAY 14: 5K on the Runway. Barkley Regional Airport. Benefit for ChildWatch. Registration at 7 a.m. $30/adult; $15/child. $35 on race day. www.active.com Football and Cheer Camp at Paducah Tilghman High School. 8:30 AM to 1 PM. Children ages 3 to 14. Participants may register on line at www.gwsafety.org, just click on missions and then Sports Fest for the application link. You may also print and email completed documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bike Ride. Ft. Massac State Park. 8 a.m. 10, 38 & 64-mile routes. $20, early registration; $25. 270.442.0751 • bikeworldky.com Paducah Regatta. Noble Park Pool. Paducah Regatta at Noble Park Pool (boat building starts at 8:45, races at 10AM) Call 270-444-8508 for information. 16th Annual Homeplace Pickin’ Party. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org Second Saturday Studio/Gallery Walk. LowerTown Arts District, Noon-8 270.444.8649 • paducahalliance.org
The Graves County Eagle Foundation "Night With A Champion." The most decorated gymnast in American history, Shannon Miller. Eagles' Nest of Graves County High School. 7 p.m. $10. Tickets at Graves County High School or call (270) 856-6266. Miller's presentation will conclude Graves County's Relay for Life activities and will reflect her inspiring story as an exceptional Olympic athlete and cancer survivor. For more information, contact Eagle Foundation President Darvin Towery at 270-247-1403. Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
SUNDAY 15: 16th Annual Homeplace Pickin’ Party. Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org
MONDAY 16: American Queen Riverboat at Port. Paducah. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sounds of Science.Teen Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 2 – 4 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 2:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
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EVENTS CALENDAR TUESDAY 17: Sounds of Science. Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
WEDNESDAY 18: Sounds of Science. Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
THURSDAY 19: Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
FRIDAY 20: Safe Sitter Class. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Safe Sitter classes are for boys and girls ages 11 and older. The class, presented by a Certified Safe Sitter instructor, focuses on how to handle emergencies with young children. The class includes a graduation ceremony with certificate. The cost is $30, which includes lunch and supplies. Preregistration is required. Phone 270.575.8444 to register or for more information. Laser Light Music Shows. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Travis Tritt and Corey Smith (Tickets on sale at all Little General Stores, at Discovery Park and on-line at www.discoveryparkofamerica.com ) Gates open at 6:00 p.m., music begins at 7:30. Food and Beverage available on site. Bring your own blanket or Bag Chair…outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
SATURDAY 21: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Community Breakfast.Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, Paducah. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. American Girl Book & Craft Club – Kanani. McCracken County Public Library. 1 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122. Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com
SUNDAY 22: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Young Frankenstein: the Musical. Market House Theatre. 2:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com Coach John Calipari. Carson Center. 3 p.m. www.thecarsoncenter.org
MONDAY 23: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Ecology and Biology.Teen Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 2 – 4 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
TUESDAY 24: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Reading is Magic. Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Girl Talk. 4 to 6 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Free class to help preadolescent girls learn about their changing bodies and help them feel more self-confident and assured about becoming women. Phone 270.575.2229 to register. Free Family Law Clinic. McCracken County Public Library. 4-6 PM. Pre-registration is encouraged for personalized help, but is not required. To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 4425518. Held the last Tuesday of each month. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office
WEDNESDAY 25: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Reading is Magic. Summer Reading Program. McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510.
THURSDAY 26: McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Evening Upstairs: Irvin S. Cobb: Paducah’s Native Son. McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St. 7 PM. 270.442.2510 • mclib.net
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Grown Ups 2: Movies in the Park. Noble Park Ampitheatre. Begins at dusk.
McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Safe Sitter Class. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Safe Sitter classes are for boys and girls ages 11 and older. The class, presented by a Certified Safe Sitter instructor, focuses on how to handle emergencies with young children. The class includes a graduation ceremony with certificate. The cost is $30, which includes lunch and supplies. Pre-registration is required. Phone 270.575.8444 to register or for more information. Laser Light Music Shows. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.lbl.org
McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Evening Planetarium Show and Star Party. Golden Pond Planetarium, Land Between the Lakes. 8 p.m. $3/child; $5/adult. www.lbl.org
McCracken County Fair. Carson Park. www.mcrackencountyfair.com Nature’s Got Talent. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 2 p.m. www.lbl.org
Animal Encounters. Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with paid admission. www.lbl.org
Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: 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.
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Religious Services & Meetings: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church - 270-554-5256 or 270-443-7787 amazinggracelutheranpaducah.org • email@example.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 – 270-554-3173 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
Broadway United Methodist Church - 270-443-2401 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
GYMNAS ICS Located in Ledbetter Now Enrolling Ages Classes for Boys and Girls! 18 months - Adult • All stages
Power tumbling Cheer prep Recreational gymnastics Like us on Facebook! 2068 Rudd Spees • Ledbetter KY firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Evening Service: 6
Calvert City First Presbyterian Church - 270-395- 4700 639 Evergreen Street , P.O. Box 95 • Calvert City, KY www.fpccalvert.com • email@example.com Everyone Welcome! Sunday School: 9:30 AM; Fellowship: 10:00 AM; Worship: 10:45 AM;
Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017 2201 Washington Street: SUNDAY: Bible Study Classes for all ages 9:30 AM, Morning worship 10:30 AM, Evening worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study classes for all ages 7:00 PM EVERY TUESDAY: Ladies' Bible Class, 1 - 2 PM last SATURDAYS: "Dorcas Day" Clothing Give-Away 9 AM-Noon (except for Oct, Nov, and Dec)
Christ Chapel E.M.C. Pastor Dr. Tom Hiter. Traditional Anglican--1928 BCP. SUNDAYS 8:30 AM, "The Lighthouse" floating Chapel on Kentucky Lake (moored at Southern Komfort Marina). WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM, Hiter Chapel in Fairdealing. Call for directions 270-354-9132.
Christ Community Church - 270-744-0397
Heartland Worship Center - 270-534-1400
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 - . 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
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
School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM.
Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 270-5543572 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: Small Groups: 9.45 a.m., Worship: 10.45 a.m., 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY Service: 7 p.m.
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
Concord United Methodist Church - 270-443-2669 www.concordpad.com
House of Hope Ministries, 270-933-1069 www.hohmin.org, Pastor Michael Pryor
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
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 - 270-443-5306 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 -
First Baptist Church, Paducah - 270-442-2728 www.fbcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Early Morning Service, 8:30 AM; Bible Study,
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
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.
Jesus Christ Little House of Prayer - 270-898-9875
4715 Mayfield Metropolis Road SUNDAY Bible Study 9:00AM, Worship 10:00AM, Evening Worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7:00 PM
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Benton www.fccdcbentonky.org 270-527-8560 - 2515 S Main St. Facebook: First Christian Church Disciples of Christ Benton Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RevTim1000?feature=mhee SUNDAY: Church school 9:45 AM, Worship: 10:45 AM • WEDNESDAY: Youth night 5:30-7 PM • MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Men's exercise group: 9-10 AM
SUNDAY: Morning Worship 10 AM. Evening Worship 6 PM. THURSDAY: Evening Service. 6:30 PM.
The Journey Church – Calloway County
3rd Floor Curris Center, Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071 Service Times: SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM
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 - 270-442-3545 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 - 270-443-1724 SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9
AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. Evening Services: 6 p.m. MONDAY/ THURSDAY: Quilting Group, 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner, 5:30 PM ($5/ call for reservation by Tuesday Noon); Program and youth activities, 6 PM; Choir, 6:30 PM.
Four Rivers Covenant Church – 270-444-6598 or 1-866-733-7245 Paducah Campus: 1200 Broadway • Lakes Campus: 109 Main Street, Calvert City SUNDAY: Worship- 9:30 & 11:00AM
Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah - 270-534-1900 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:00 AM, Morning Worship 10:15 Worship 6:00 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Grace Bible Church - 270-554-0808 SUNDAY: Celebration Service, 9:45 AM - Potluck following Sunday services. WEDNESDAY: Service, 6:30 PM
Harmony Baptist Church – 270-488-3115 9215 OGDEN LANDING ROAD • HARMONYPASTOR@GMAIL.COM - FIND US ON FACEBOOK! SUNDAY: 10 AM, Sunday School; 11 AM Morning Worship, Children's Church; 5:30 PM AWANA; 6 PM Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: 7 PM Prayer and Praise, Bible Buddies
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EVENTS CALENDAR The Journey Church – Marshall County 198 Old Symsonia Rd., Benton, KY 42025 Service Time: SUNDAYS, 11 AM
Ledbetter United Methodist Church 200 Golden Meadow Drive, Ledbetter. SUNDAY: Worship Service 9:30 AM; Sunday School 10:30 AM
Living Word Pentecostal Church - 270-575-3477 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 - 270-554-2511 www.loneoakchurchofchrist.com SUNDAY: Worship 10 AM, Sunday School 9 WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM
DUPRQ\ RDG Music School
2226 Broadway, Suite 2 270.444.3669 Amy Allen, Owner/Instructor
Summer 2014 Classes & Camps Now taking enrollment!
(ages 4 to 6), 9:30-11:30a Farm Songs and the Sound of Moo-sic - June 23-27 My Many Colored Days - July 14-18 (1st - 5th grades)
Mallet Madness (rising 1st & 2nd grades) July 21-23 Mon thru Wed, 9a-noon
Mallet Madness (rising 3rd to 5th grades) July 21-23 Mon thru Wed, 1p-4p
Harmony Road (ages 5 and 6) Young Musician (ages 6 and 7) Keyboard Prep (ages 8 to 11)
Evening Service 6
Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 270-554-1441 www.loneoakfbc.org SUNDAY: Sunday School, 7:30 a.m.; Morning Worship – 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School – 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Evening Worship – 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Children’s Choir, 5:45 p.m. Middle & High School Choir, 6 p.m. Prayer meeting, Children’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
Lutheran Church of the Cross - 618-524-4628 2601 North Avenue, Metropolis, IL 62960 SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9 Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)
Babies Make Music (ages birth to 18 months) Toddler Tunes (ages 18 months to 3 years) Hello Music (ages 3 and 4)
Worship Service 10
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 - 270-488-3770 or 270-488-2444. 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 - 270-488-2588
SUNDAY: Donuts & Coffee, 9 AM.; Sunday School, 9:30 AM.; Morning Worship, 10:30 AM.; Evening, 6 PM. • WEDNESDAY: Evening meal, 5:30 PM.; Bible Study (all ages), 6:15 PM
Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 618-564-2616
SUNDAY: Sunday school 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 270-554-0518 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 – 270-898-9664 SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM
New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 270-443-8866 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
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New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 270-554-0473 7680 New Hope Road, Paducah • Pastor: Curtis Franklin, email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-898-2630 or 270-350-7262 Rev. Danny York, Pastor • 9104 US Hwy 68 West, Calvert City, KY 42029 SUNDAY School: 9:30AM; SUNDAY Morning Worship: 10:30AM; SUNDAY Evening Worship: 6:00PM WEDNESDAY Evening Bible Study: 6:00PM Visit us on Facebook.
Oaklawn Baptist Church – 270-442-1513 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 - 270-442-3267 email: email@example.com SUNDAY: 9 AM - Sunday School; 10 AM - Morning Worship, Kids Worship Time (ages 3 to K); 5:45 PM – Awana For Kids (ages 2 to 6th grade); 6:00 PM – Evening Worship; WEDNESDAY: 6:30 PM – Bible Studies for ages 2 through Adult
Open Door Baptist Church - 270-443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah, Pastor - Mark Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pathway Baptist Church – 270-395-5683 www.pathwaybaptist.org 229 W. 5th Ave., Calvert City, KY
42029 SUNDAY: Sunday School – 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening services: Adults, youth & children, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Adult prayer, Bible Study 6:30 p.m., Awana for children 2 year olds thru 6th grade, 6:30 p.m. (during school year), Youth service 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Grief Share, 6:30 p.m. Monthly men’s meetings and Ladies Connect.
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – 270-422-1000 1110 N. 14th Street, Paducah SUNDAY: Explorer Hour: 9:30 AM; Worship 11AM, 1st Sunday: Lord Supper 6PM, 1ST & 3RD MONDAY: Women’s Fellowship 6 PM, 3RD MONDAY: Brotherhood 6 PM, WEDNESDAY: Prayer/Bible Study 6 PM, 1ST WEDNESDAY: Youth Bible Study 6 PM
The Potter's House Baptist Worship Center -270-928-9905 www.pottershousebwc.com SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9:30 AM; Worship 10:45 AM; Sunday evening 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Small groups for adults and children, 7 PM Nursery Service provided for all services.
Reidland Baptist Church – 270-898-6243 email@example.com • 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 – 270-898-3904 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 Faithweaver Friends, preschool - 6th grade. Wednesdays: 5:15 - 7:30 PM. Free dinner & fun, interactive bible discussions for kids. For more, call 270-217-0400.
Rosary Chapel Catholic Church - 270-444-6383 Rosary@bellsouth.net Mass Schedule: TUESDAY AND FRIDAY, 5:30 PM; SUNDAY, 10:30 AM 2nd Friday Fish Fry. 711 Ohio Street. Fish, Spaghetti, beans, slaw, drink, and one dessert for a $10 donation to Rosary Chapel. Serve from 4:30-6:30 PM. Carry outs are available.
Spring Bayou Baptist Church- Kevil- 270-462-3014 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 SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM
Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6
WEDNESDAY: 10 AM - 3 PM Mission Room Open; 4:30 - 6 PM Evening Meal; 6:30 - 8 PM AWANA (2 - 6th grade), The Light (7th - 12th grade); 6:45 PM Adult Bible Classes
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY 270-362-2171, http://stpiusx.us • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 6 PM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 270-442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org - Mass Schedule: MONDAY –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 at 11
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 270-554-3810. www.stjohn-theevangelist.org Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 AM
SATURDAY: 5 PM; Sunday: 7:30 AM & 9 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 270-442-8294 SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship, Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. THURSDAY: Youth Faith Formation, 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church - 270-442-8343 SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45
AM; Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AMThe Lutheran Hour, Christian outreach radio program can be heard locally on WNGO 1320-AM and WKYX 570-AM each Sunday at 6PM Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church.
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Westminster Presbyterian Church - 270-443-2919
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 - 270-534-9000 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
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 - 270-442-4104 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
On-Going Community Events & Notices:
Trinity United Methodist Church - 270-534-9516 www.facebook.com/TUMCPaducah firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - 270-554-4634 SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9:30 AM Worship. 8,10 and 10:45 AM WEDNESDAY: Awana: 5:30 - 7 PM, Mid-Week Service 6 PM.
United Central Presbyterian Church – 270-442-6414
www.unitedcentralpres.org email@example.com Sunday School 9:45 AM, Sunday Worship 10:45 AM, Nursery provided, service ASL interpreted.
United Church of Paducah – 270-442-3722. www.uccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Worship celebration–10 AM; Coffee and refreshments–11- 11:20AM; Christian Education until noon.
Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 www.waldobaptist.org SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9 AM; Morning Worship Service, 10 AM; Evening Worship Service, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry, 5:30 PM; Mid-Week Service, 7 PM
West End Baptist Church - 270-443-1043 SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 10:45 AM; Evening Worship, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal 5:30 PM - Reservations required. Call church office by noon Tuesday. Children/Youth Bible Study and Adult Prayer Service: 6:30 PM
West Kentucky Christian Alliance (non-denominational) 270-994-3230 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org ; https://sites.google.com/site/zioncpc/
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 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 email@example.com. 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 online 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. McCracken County Humane Society: November and December hours are MONDAY, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 PM. 270-408-9292. Weekly special on cruises and all-inclusive trips with air from Fun Vacations Plus. Call 270-408-1284 or visit them on the web at www.funvacationsplus.com.
MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers (age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233.
McCracken County Animal Shelter. Monday through Saturday. 10 AM - 5 PM. 455 County Park Road, Paducah, KY. St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at email@example.com or call 575-3247. Bluegrass Downs - Harness Racetrack and Simulcast Outlet - Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday close at 7:30 PM, Concessions and Bar open daily. (270) 444-7117 Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilita-tion, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-967-9601 or 1-618-695-2654. Cat, dog adoptions, Project Hope “No Kill” Humane Society, 1698 W 10th St, Metropolis IL, 1-618-524-8939.
EVERY BUSINESS DAY: Cat Adoptions, from various humane societies, Pet Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300 FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will be collected at the corner of the Ballard County Courthouse at 10 AM.
SECOND MONDAY: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact email@example.com
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
TUESDAYS: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 AM and 1 PM.
Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the FOURTH MONDAY of each month, 6 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. Everyone is welcome to attend. Open Fridays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, contact Sandy Martin, 270-642-2187. Like us on Facebook. Ballard County Cemetery Road: Meets the FIRST THURSDAY of each month, 5 PM, at Ballard County Emergency Management Center, 111 West Kentucky Dr., LaCenter. Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preserve old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270-210-3538. Like us on Facebook. Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week. Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, and stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – noon and 1 – 4 PM. Call 270-442-6795. The Christian Art Center, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts". Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed. Contact Gretchen Smith, (270) 243-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. THURSDAY: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.
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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.
THURSDAY: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Public Library.
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
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 email@example.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: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah. www.paducahracing.net LAST WEEKDAYS OF EACH MONTH: PATS Free Ride. Paducah Area Transit System invites us to ride free on any fixed route (nine in total) . 6 AM – 6 PM. Regular fare $.75, $.50 for 55 and over. paducahtransit.com.
SATURDAYS: Family Movie Entertainment. Traders Mall, theatre. 2 PM matinee, 7 PM evening show. Concessions available, games before the show. For more, call Michael Vancura at 270-994-3686
Kids & Their Families: School Notes: The McCracken County Preschool Head Start office is now accepting appointments to register for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1, 2013 and they must be income eligible or exhibit a developmental delay. Children also must reside in the McCracken County school district. Please call the McCracken County Preschool School/Head Start office at 538-4041 to make an appointment. If you are interested in the tuition program, please call 538-4000 and ask for Kathy Johnson. 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.
Camps, Classes & Education
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: Challenger Learning Center Camps for all ages. www.clcpaducah.org
THROUGH 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
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.
MAY 23 – AUGUST 1: Summer Camp at the Plex. Ages 5 – 12. www.PlexSports.net. 270-744-8310.
MAY 31-AUGUST 1: Smashin Summer Saturdays runs on sat starting may31 to aug 1 but not fouth of July. From 9am to 4pm. Free carriage shuttle from farmers market to market house ambiance of mu sic at the gazebo art carts on lowere broadway plus farmers market showcase paducah on july 19th which is open house of for sale and for lease properties in historic downtown and lowertown. Sidewalk sales to be announced . 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.
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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.
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 American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org
WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.
JULY 21 – 25: All-Day Camp for Ages 11+ Rowton Tennis Center. 270-444-8363.
JUNE 9 – 13: Creative Exploration Drama Camp. 6th – 9th grades. WKCTC. Call 270-534-3334 to register. Space is limited.
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.
JUNE 9 – 13: Agency D3 Vacation Bible School. First Baptist Church. 9 – Noon. Ages 4 – 6th grade. 270-442-2728.
JUNE 10 – JULY 15: Toddler Tunes for ages 18 months – 3 years. Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:00 OR 5:15 – 5:45PM. Harmony Road Music School 4443669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.
JUNE 10 – JULY 1: Hello Music for ages 3 - 4. Tuesdays from 10:15 – 11:00AM OR 5:15 – 6:00PM. Harmony Road Music School 444-3669 or www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.
JUNE 9-JUNE 27: Soda Pop Activity Center. Mon-Friday 8:30-12:30. This 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.
JULY 21 - 23: Mallet Madness Senior Music Camp for rising 3rd – 5th grades. 1:00 – 4:00PM, M – W. Harmony Road Music School www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.
JULY 24: Fabric Art Card. 11 a.m. – Noon. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org MONDAYS: Chess Club. Murray Public Library. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free lesson & time to play. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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
JUNE 16 – 27: Musical Mania Camp. Market House Theatre. Grades K – 5th. 270444-6828.
JUNE 17 – 20: Quilt Camp. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org JUNE 23 – 26: Quilt Camp. Museum of the American Quilter. www.quiltmuseum.org 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. JUNE 23 – 27: Camp Woodmen. Pirate theme. Ages 8 – 15. Call 270-753-4382 to 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
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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
JUNE 2 (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. JUNE 2 (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.
JUNE 9 (MONDAY) AND JUNE 11 (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. JUNE 17 (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.
JUNE 2, 7 & 9: 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.
JUNE 12 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office
Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270-575-2229 for more information.
JUNE 23 (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:
Lourdes Little Miracle Breastfeeding Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243.
JUNE 2, 9 & 17: 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com . www.plexsports.net. THURSDAYS: Tot Jitsu. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 a.m. For more information, call 575-1858 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 temper-
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ature 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 email@example.com.
TUESDAYS: Hatha Yoga. Paducah Yoga Center. 5:30 PM. Pay what you can,
MONDAYS ANDTUESDAYS: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508.
- 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-8508.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30 PM and WEDNESDAYS at 6:30
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.
Kingway Skateland. 6:30-9PM. $4 each. Skates: Quad, $1, Speed /Inline $3. donation based class for all levels, including beginners.
TUESDAYS: Family Track Run Practice. Meet at Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. 6 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hwang-martialarts.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 email@example.com. MONDAYS: Strength and Cardio Circuit Training. Curves, 3420 Park Avenue. Call 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.hwangsmartialarts.com MONDAYS
Jazzercise Classes. 33420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For more, call 270-210-1044.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Karate Kidz Prep Beginners (Ages 7-8), Future Kidz Beginners (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Intermediates (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Advanced (Ages 5-6), Karate Kidz Beginners (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Beginners (Ages 13+), Black Belt Class, TurboKick Fitness (Ages 16+) 7PM. Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 9086670 for enrollment information or e m a i l firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or call 270554-4885. threeriversacademy.com.
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 -
14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 6:50 PM. For more, email trmaa @bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.
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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
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.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Rocking Flow Yoga with Amy. Arcadia Methodist Church. 5:30 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga at 7 p.m. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Group Training Run, West Kentucky Runners Club.
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,
THURSDAYS: Aerobics Combination Class at Paducah Recreation Center. 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAYS: Black Belts, 9AM; Hwang’s Martial Arts. 554-6667. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hwangs-martialarts.com
Summer Hill Ct (off Friedman Lane between Pines Road and HW 60 in Paducah). 5 AM. 8 mile run.
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.
On-Going Events for Seniors:
THURSDAYS: Hip-Hop Fitness. High-energy, calorie-burning, easy-to-follow,
FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Super Seniors at First Christian Church
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 email@example.com.
of Paducah. Call 270-443-8251 for information.
EVERY 3RD SATURDAY: Senior Citizens Social Dinner and games. McKendree United Methodist Church. 4:30 - 6PM. 488-3770.
THURSDAYS: Table Tennis. Ages 12+. Classroom 1, Paducah Parks. 5-6PM. $25.
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.
FRIDAYS: Kingsway Skateland 6:30 - 10 PM. $6. 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
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.
SATURDAYS: Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 9:00 AM. 270-554-8224.
MONDAY - FRIDAY: Informal Coffee Group. Etcetera Coffeehouse, 6th Street
SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts
and Kirchoff's Bakery locations. 9 AM.
Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.
MONDAY - FRIDAY: Hot Lunches - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 AM. Donation : $2. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579
SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy,
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Exercise Classes for Seniors - PaducahMcCracken County Senior Center. 10-11 AM. 443-8579
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MONDAY - FRIDAY: Water Aerobics. Brooks Indoor Pool, Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway. 10 AM. $25 per month. Call 270-443-1778 for more info. MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE. Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579 TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579 WEDNESDAYS: Introduction to Senior Fitness Simplified. Paducah Yoga Center. 11 AM - noon. $10/ session, $30/month, $35/month with Sunday Tai Chi. Call 270-210-1465 for more. 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's Bingo. Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 1:30 - 3 PM. Dessert and coffee served, enter at the Rehabilitation wing. To reserve a seat, call 270-443-6543. v
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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
Tot School. 9 AM - 2 PM, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY. Ages 3 - 5. $110/month. AUGUST 16 - MAY. Paducah Parks Bldg. 444-8508.
National After School Program (NASP). Meets MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3 - 6 PM. FREE. To sign up, call Paducah Parks at 270-444-8508.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Armistead @ 502-558-6846 or email@example.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 and www.gskentuckiana.org. Teen Board- Conference Room at Paducah Parks Bldg. Ages 14-18. 4-5PM. FREE. 444-8508
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the School Psychology program, and other College of Education programs to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region. Its services include professional develoPMent programs for teachers, regional and international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers, and informational and assessment services to parents. For more, contact Dr. Joy Navan, 270809-2539 or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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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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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 Baptist Health has meetings and groups on: Baptist Health has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 270-575-2229 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.
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St. Nicholas Free Clinic. St. Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care to working individuals and families who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care The St. Nicholas Family Clinic offers medical services to Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Southern Illinois. Open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Drop by, call 270-415-0467, or email email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) -Lone Oak First Baptist. 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested or would like more information.
Social and Professional Groups:
OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details. Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup: Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details. Paducah Rotaract Club. First MONDAY of the month at 6 PM. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. A group for young professionals 18 – 30 years old focused on helping others. Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center. Paducah Singles Connection - TUESDAYS, 7 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. All single adults are welcome to this group, which emphasizes positive fellowship and social interaction based on the Christian lifestyle. They neither encourage nor discourage dating among members. The goal is to encourage, with love and support, those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem, tolerance and understanding. South Paducah Kiwanis - 1640 South 6th Street, THURSDAYS from 7 - 8 PM. The club invites members to this weekly meeting. The group's mission: serving the children of the world, one at a time.
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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.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
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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 - 6:00 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Whaler's Catch restaurant. Advancing the status of women world-wide through service and advocacy. For more information, email President Lisa Hoppmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-366-6183
Families on the Spectrum. Autism support group. FIRST MONDAYS. Lourdes Garden Room. 6-8 p.m. Refreshments provided and guest speakers every month. email@example.com 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. 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 Marshall County Special Olympics. Woodmen of the World, Benton. 2nd
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. For more, call, 270-703-2700.
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. Meetings are usually held the 3rd Mondays of every month. Heartland Worship Center. 6 - 8 PM. For more information and meeting dates, call Lana Dockery, 270-564-0949, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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. “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-
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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 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. 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 270-251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics. Support & education for families with a loved one who has a severe mental illness. FREE. Basic information about medications, the recovery process, communication skills, problem solving. Weekly meetings. Call to register 270-554-1915 TOPS #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. Wednesdays. Weigh-in from 8:30-9:15 a.m., meeting from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Yearly dues are $28, or $4/month. For more information contact Eva Raines at 270-564-2141 or 270217-4769. United Ostomy Association – Baptist Health Paducah. Contact Bonita Cloyd, 270-575-2303. v
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v3 Soccer is thought to be the fastest growing form of soccer in the World. Each team may only have three players on the field at a time, hence the name, "3 versus 3". Its greatest popularity is in the United States, however it is also begun to catch on in many other countries. One of the main reasons it is growing so quickly is because every member of the team gets equal playing time and equal touches on the ball. All players on the field are a part of the play.
game. The quick shift from one end of the field to the other after a goal is scored, or upon loss of possession is reminiscent of basketball. It requires the blending of individual skills with teamwork. Because of the speed of the game, and the fact that players are constantly in motion, there are frequent substitutions. A typical player may be rotated on six times or more in one game. There are no permanently assigned positions as there are in full-sided soccer, giv-
3v3 soccer uses a smaller field than a regulation soccer pitch;â€™ it is typically 30 yards wide by 40 yards long. It also uses a much smaller goal than full sided soccer. In most 3v3 there is no keeper. It is a much faster paced, and higher scoring game than traditional full sided soccer. The speed of the attack, the use of triangulation, and the strategies bring aspects of hockey into the
Blake Clark pictured 2nd from left with her teammates Devin Butler, Blake Clark, Marissa Basi, Josie Drone, Brooke Wiggs and coach Matt Bice at the 2013 Kick it 3v3 World Championships in Orlando, FL.
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ing each team member equal status and equal importance. This helps to develop individual skills and make you a better player.
Regional Kick it 3v3 Soccer Tournaments One of the four major tours in the United States is Colorado based Kick it 3v3 Soccer. Each year, their world championships are held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. On Saturday, June 7, there will be a Kick It 3v3 Soccer tournament at the SASA Complex in Springfield, Illinois. On Saturday,
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June 28, you can enter a tournament at the Marion Soccer Complex in Marion, Illinois. The Kentucky tournaments are held in Lexington; a much longer drive than the local Illinois events. Organizers hope that, as this event is closer, Kentucky teams will make the 45 minute drive to Marion. “It is a very fast-paced game,” said, Dave Clark, president of the Marion Youth Baseball and Softball Association, whose daughter Blake has been playing Kick It 3v3 for the past couple of years. “We think it is a great game,” said Clark. “The goal of the tournaments is to create excitement and let people know about the game of 3v3. Normally the games are thirty minutes long with a five minute break at halftime. When you play a game 3 versus 3, rather than playing with 8 on 8 or 11 on 11, you are going to touch the a lot ball more.” As a result, skills such as passing and dribbling are developed. “There are just as many boys’ teams as girls’ teams,” Clark told me. “It would be best to go to the website, http://kickit.nasportsgroup.com, which will show a map of the United States and you can pull down the information for Illinois and Kentucky.”
Get your friends together and enter today! There are lots of tips and tricks to 3v3 but practice makes perfect. The best advice is to learn as you go and most players catch on pretty quickly. “If you have 4 or 5 friends who like to play soccer, get them together and enter the 3v3 tournament,” said Clark. “There is lots of information about how to play online and you can go to YouTube and see tutorial. There is certainly some strategy that goes into the game. One of the ways 3v3 is unique is that, for the most part, players get to play every position. It takes practice but it is certainly something you will pick up as you play.” It helps to have some background in soccer but you do not have to be a pro by any means. “3v3 lets you play in the ‘off season’ and, because the team size is much smaller, it’s a great way for the kids to build friendships,” said Clark. “Normally the kids that play 3v3 have played several years of soccer in the recreation leagues or on a club team. They usually have similar levels of athletic ability. I would not consider it to be an introductory sport for someone who has never played before,” advised Clark. Clark is expecting a big response to the tournament and wants to make sure that Kick It 3v3 will grow stronger in years to come. “We would like to see Kick It 3v3 come back and put on a tournament here every year,” he told me. “If we get a good response this year the chances of that happening are pretty good. The main idea is just to get more kids involved in 3v3 soccer. “Soccer is a great sport and anyone can play,” said Clark. “It is never too soon to begin. Kids can get involved at a young age because I’ve found it is easier to kick a ball at 3, 4 or 5 years-old than it is to teach them to hit a baseball!” For more information and to register in the tournament and Kick it 3v3 Soccer please visit www.kickit3v3.com v www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 55
by: Tammy Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator - WKCTC
Stepping Out for Child Watch
he 30 members of Leadership Paducah, Class #27 are currently winding up their 10 month program. One of the final class projects is to coordinate a fundraising event to benefit a charity of their choice. This year Leadership Paducah Class #27 is supporting the Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center and we’re asking the community to help! On June 14, our class members will be working together for Stepping Out for Child Watch with two special events. The day kicks off with Paducah’s first-ever, 5K on the Runway at Barkley Regional Airport. Next is a rockin’ evening at the
Julian Carroll Convention Center with the Murr-Vegas All Stars. The evening event will include a spectacular live and silent auction.
How Can You Help? You can run, walk, dance and bid! Your support will help Child Watch with its goal to reduce trauma to child abuse victims in our region by providing a warm, comfortable, child friendly and home-like environment that is a physically and psychologically safe place for child abuse victims.
Stepping Out on the Runway The fun begins with Paducah’s ‘one-of-a-kind’ 5K run on Barkley Regional Airport’s runway! Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Kids 12 and under can sign up for the one-mile run, which begins at 9 a.m. Early registration for the 5K run is $30 for adults, $35 on the day of the event. Registration for the one-mile run is $15. Event t-shirts will be available to runners while supplies last.
Stepping Out on the Town The fun continues from 7 – 11 p.m. as we crank up the music for a night of dancing to your favorite songs with the MurrVegas All Stars at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The evening also includes both silent and live auctions with items such as St. Louis Cardinal and Memphis Grizzlies tickets; spa, photography, golf, hotel, and fitness packages; original artwork from local artists, stunning jewelry, and much more! Also included in the auction are handcrafted, detailed replicas of an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse and country church that have been donated by Child Watch. Delicious hors d'oeuvres will be served during the evening and a cash bar will be available. Tickets for the evening event are $50 per person.
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agreed it was important to host an event where both adults and children could participate as a way to bring families together for a day of exercise and fun, and then an event where adults could relax and have good time. “We wanted to have two opportunities to raise money for Child Watch, while also creating unique and exciting ways to bring our community together,” said Jim Dudley, Class #27 spokesperson.
Where Does the Money Go? The class members went through a detailed selection process to choose the charity to receive their funds and selected the Child Watch’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer advocates to look out for the best interest of children removed from their homes due to abuse, as the case moves through the Family Court and Child Protective Services systems. Each year, all funds needed to operate the program are raised locally. Each $1,000 contributed covers the cost of providing CASA services to one child for a full year. “Child Watch is the only local agency providing services and advocacy for children who have experienced any type of child abuse,” explained Lee Emmons, Executive Director of Child Watch. “It is essential that Child Watch services continue and we are grateful the leadership class chose to help make that happen.” Dudley said helping Child Watch provides a child with not only the resources to survive abuse or neglect, but to learn how to thrive. “Children receive vital support, guidance, attention, and the realization that someone is there for them when they really need them. There is no better way to support the future of our community,” said Dudley.
How Do You Get Tickets? Tickets for both events on June 14 can be purchased at leadershippaducah.org or at The Commerce Center located at 300 South Third Street in downtown Paducah. A portion from the events will go towards training and development of future leadership classes. v
Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center The Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit, grassroots organization that was established in 1984, serves the Purchase Area District Counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken Counties. All services are provided free of charge to clients. For more information, visit www.childwatchcac.org.
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H E A LT H M AT T E R S
by: Jamie Lober
Sick from Shingles Editor’s Note: A few months ago my mother, who is 91 year’s young, was suddenly struck by a shingles attack. Ninety-one is a bit old for a first attack of shingles and it was not a pleasant experience for her. Unfortunately, the main area of this attack was in her face, scalp and arms. The nerve pain hit at inconvenient moments and she couldn’t wash her hair for several weeks. She even got lesions in her ears! Fortunately, like most people, she came out of the unpleasantness without any permanent damage. As we have never covered shingles in the magazine, I thought now would be a great time to talk about this very unpleasant virus. “About one-third of the population will get shingles at some point in their life, so we see it frequently,” said Dr. Jason Lorch, internal medicine physician at Quick Care, Four Rivers Internal Medicine. Put simply, shingles comes from the chickenpox virus. “It reactivates and as you get older you
lose immunity to it, which is why it is more common in older folks,” said Dr. Lorch. Other groups of people are at high risk as well. “Other conditions such as an infection or chronic health issue can lower your immune system and it then reactivate shingles,” explained Dr. Lorch.
What causes it? Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) which is the virus responsible for chickenpox. It is not caused by the same virus that causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease. “The best way I can describe it is that it lives in your spinal column when you have had chickenpox,” explained Jennifer Brown, family nurse practitioner at Quick Care Four Rivers Internal Medicine. “For some reason another virus, stress to your body, or even emotional stress can make it reappear in the form of shingles.” It can be present in different ways. “Usually it starts with a blistery rash on one side of the body and we see it in the trunk area around the
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chest, but it can also occur on the face or limbs,” said Brown. It tends to be very painful.
shingles infection; it just means that the nerve remains irritated.” Those who have the rash and are not seen within 72 hours are more likely to get that complication.
Symptoms of shingles Shingles is fairly easy to identify with pain being considered by far the most common complaint. “Usually, just by examining the person it is pretty obvious they have shingles,” said Dr. Lorch. “The virus tends to follow a nerve root, so a lot of times it is a line or a linear pattern.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, before the rash develops, people often have pain, itching or tingling in the area for anywhere from one to five days. They also named other symptoms of shingles such as headache, fever, upset stomach and chills. “Treatment is best started within the first three days,” said Dr. Lorch. “So it is important that you see your doctor early on and get checked. That way treatment can be started immediately if indicated.”
Staying comfortable “You should definitely rest if you have shingles,” advised Brown. “We encourage drinking plenty of fluids. You can take Tylenol, ibuprofen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain. Several antiviral medications are helpful as well such as acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir; all of which shorten the length and severity of the illness.” Some good measures to follow include to avoid touching or scratching the rash; keep the rash covered; and wash your hands often to prevent the spread of VZV. To help relieve itching, the CDC suggested wet compresses, calamine lotion and colloidal oatmeal baths.
Prevent by vaccination While there is nothing newsworthy to report as far as recent developments for shingles, the vaccine is the latest recommendation for prevention. “There is a live vaccine available and currently being recommended for everybody who is over the age of 50,” said Dr. Lorch. The good news is that it is a one-time vaccine and is safe. “It is not 100 percent effective but it does decrease the risk of developing shingles significantly,” said Dr. Lorch. “Since it is a live vaccine, you do not want to give it to somebody with a compromised immune system or who is on chemotherapy or someone who has had an organ transplant,” said Dr. Lorch. Though it is natural to be concerned at the sight of shingles, outcomes tend to be good. “I need to stress that the key to a quick and total recovery is not to wait,” stressed Dr. Lorch. Ideally, get in to see your doctor within the first 48 hours so early diagnosis and treatment can be started and you can have less risk of complications. It is never too soon to talk about shingles with your doctor and what you can do at home to minimize your risk. v
Is it contagious? Most people do not have to worry if a friend or family member has shingles. “It is not really contagious unless you have never had chickenpox,” explained Dr. Lorch. This means that if you have shingles, you should not be around people who have never had chickenpox, people who have never been immunized or young infants. The virus spreads through direct contact with fluid from rash blisters caused by shingles. The CDC states that a person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister phase, but once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious.
Recovery “The most common thing we see is a condition called postherpetic neuralgia which is a continued irritation of the nerve after a shingles episode,” said Dr. Lorch. This manifests differently depending on the person. “It is a pain in the area where you develop the shingles even after the rash is gone,” explained Dr. Lorch. “It can last for months and occasionally even years. It does not mean that you still have an active www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 59
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Lines, Wrinkles and Folds . . . Oh my! Do you have crow's feet, deep creases, or wrinkles and fine lines? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions and are interested in non-surgical options, treatment in the form of injectables and fillers is your answer. These are quick office procedures with minimal downtime. There is an immediate
and twenty-four months depending on the product. The most commonly used injectables and fillers on the market are Botox®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®. • Botox® is used as a muscle relaxer to fade away scowl lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. It works by relaxing the muscles to correct flaws. These injections are the most popular non-surgical procedure in the U.S. today. • Juvederm® is an injectable gel formulated for versatility. It is used for contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds. Juvederm® can also add volume to lips for a fuller more sensuous look. Results from this product generally last six months to a year. • For a deeper volume replacement in the cheek area, a new product Voluma XC® has shown tremendous results. Essentially a ‘super-Juvederm®’, it is an office injectable that is used to fill in the hollows that form around and under the cheek bone; an area where we lose volume as we age. It is quite natural in look and feel, and lasts up to two years, making it a very economical choice. We now have options to significantly improve our facial skin, decrease wrinkles, add volume and prevent, or reverse, the signs of aging. These and many other dermatologist anti-aging services are now just an office visit away. So before you settle for another product from the drugstore, consider your options. Visit the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - www.aafprs.org., and call a specialist for an appointment today! v About our Author: Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye performs an array of cosmetic surgery services. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. www.MDKaye.com
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Teaching Kids about Money
s parents, we want our children to grow up to be financially self-reliant. But are we teaching our kids the skills they need to be responsible with money?
One of the primary ways kids learn about finances is through modeling their parents. Your children observe how you handle money, listen to what you say about money and internalize the experiences they have about money. Beyond setting a good example, take advantage of opportunities to talk with them about your values and what it means to be financially responsible. Here’s how to turn day-to-day activities into learning experiences.
Pre-School (Ages 3 - 5) Start Them Saving Early. Start young to help children develop positive savings habits. Consider helping divide their money into three groups – save, spend and donate. Kids will learn about the value of money, as well as the concepts of delayed gratification and philanthropy.
Take a Trip to the Bank or ATM. Explain to your child in simple terms how a bank works. If you spend all the money in your piggy bank, it is empty until you put more money in it. An adult’s bank account is just like that. We have to put money in to buy the things we need and pay our bills. When we use the ATM, we are taking out money that we have already put into the bank.
Early Primary Years (Ages 6 - 9) Pay an Allowance. An allowance is a great way to start teaching your child to manage money. Start out with a small amount and gradually increase it as your child gets older. Open a Savings Account. Many banks offer no-fee and no-minimum balance accounts for kids. To encourage your kids to save, offer to match a percentage of what they save, like 50 cents for every dollar. Explain how the bank pays people back for saving their money. Use monthly statements to teach the concept of compound interest.
Play Money Games. As a play activity, help your child set up a storefront in your home. Stock it with items from your pantry, price the goods, and then give your child a certain amount of play money to spend. While she plays, she’ll learn that shopping is making choices based on what you have to spend. 2
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Set Limits. Establish boundaries when it comes to spending. Setting a limited budget and allowing kids discretion to make their own choices helps teach financial discipline. Kids need to learn they canâ€™t always have whatever they want, whenever they want it. Make Them Smart Shoppers. Take school-aged kids grocery shopping to teach them lessons in being thrifty: Explain why itâ€™s financially smart to choose the package that costs less per pound, to purchase a generic brand over a brand name, and to stock up on items you use when theyâ€™re on sale.
Tween/Middle School Years (Ages 10 â€“ 14) Teach the Ins and Outs of Credit. Stress the importance of being cautious with credit. Explain that using a credit card is not bad if you pay the monthly balance in full before the end of the billing cycle. However, if you donâ€™t pay it off and leave a balance it is essentially like taking out a loan that must be repaid at a high rate of interest. Discuss when you might use your credit card instead of paying cash; such as for security reasons, as a convenience, or to earn award points toward airline tickets or other incentives. Set Savings Goals. If there is something your child really wants, explore ways she can save the funds needed to reach that goal. Give your child some examples of goals
you have set: Saving for a house, or a family vacation, buying a car or purchasing new furniture. Provide Earning Opportunities. Beyond any regular chores, give your child a chance to do extra jobs to earn money toward a savings goal. Kids learn to appreciate the value of a buck when they have to work for it.
Older Teens (Age 15 – 18) Buy a Store Debit Card. Purchase a store debit card for your teen to help teach financial responsibility. (Wal-Mart has them for instance.) Parents can preload the card with cash and then allow teens to budget their own spending. Some cards carry annual fees, but it may be worth the cost if your teen learns to manage his own money.2 Create a Portfolio. Teach your teen about stocks through a family friendly competition. First, show your teen how to follow stocks in the newspaper or on financial websites. Have family members choose stocks to create an imaginary portfolio and see whose investments are worth more at the end of the year. 2 Promote Part-Time Work. Encourage your teen to get a job, if not during the school year, then over the summer. Working teaches teens many important life skills, such as discipline, time management, and balancing work with academics or social activities. As a condition of their employment, require that they save a percentage of their earnings. Helping our kids become financially literate may be one of the best long-term investments parents can make. v Author can be reached at email@example.com Sources: 1) The Ultimate Allowance, “Three Keys to Raising Money-Savvy Adults,” Elisabeth Donati, 2008. 2) Parents.com, “Teaching Kids about Money: An Age-by-Age Guide. 3) Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “6 Key Questions Before You Teach Your Kids About Money,” Janet Bodnar, April 2011. 4) FamilyEducation.com, “Teaching Kids About Money: Goals by Age.”
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by: Anna Solomon
Flying High Metropolis’ 36th Annual Superman Celebration
ook to the skies! Superman is soaring into Metropolis for the 36th annual celebration! Because the fictitious town of Metropolis is Superman’s home in the infamous DC Comics, this Illinois town is proud to claim him as their own. The festival has continually grown throughout since its inception, as more and more eager fans participate by dressing as Clark Kent, Superman’s alter ego, or as the heroic figure himself. From faces on the big screen to writers behind the scenes, musical groups to comic creators, the Superman festival has an assortment of attractions for everyone, complete with entertainment and even a $1000 Superhero Costume Contest!
Who’s taking flight this year Just as in previous years, the festival is hosting noteworthy actors, comic illustrators and writers, musical talents, and upcoming artists and authors. A few of the headliner names
are Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Perrine, and Aaron Smolinski. Ironically, Dean Cain began as a football player (NFL’s Buffalo Bills) and ended as a renowned actor. Cain has played in several movies, including a recent release, God’s Not Dead. His biggest role to date, though, was Superman in the T.V. show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He also guest starred in an episode of the hit series Smallville, portraying the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox. Next in line is Billy Dee Williams, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman. Williams is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars, but also starred as Harvey Dent (Batman’s enemy, Two Face) in the 1989 film. Valerie Perrine will be making her second appearance at the Superman Celebration. She is best known for acting as Lex Luthor’s girlfriend, Miss Teschmacher, in Superman and Superman II (1978 and 1980.) Last, but certainly not least, is Aaron Smolinski who began his career as baby Clark Kent in Superman (1978.) He also made appearances in Man of Steel (2013) and Superman III (1983.) Alongside these actors and actress, a number of comic book authors and illustrators will be in attendance. Elliott S! Maggin, who has written too many comics to count, Ken Bailey, a self-published cartoonist, and Sean Dulaney, a comic enthusiast and illustrator from Southern Illinois, are among the talented individuals from the comic book scene. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sons of the Father, The Kingsmen, Gideon’s Rifle, Jordan Carter, and Newtown. To see which days each person or group will be appearing, you can visit wwww.supermancelebration.net, hover over the “special guests” tab, and select the category your guest of interest falls under.
Larger Than Life I had the opportunity to speak with Lindsey Stoner, the advertising coordinator for this year’s Superman Celebration. To the average eye, the festival may seem like a small town tradition, but it goes far beyond meager expectations. “People come from everywhere; locally, regionally and from overseas,” she told me. “During my tenure in this position the furthest visitor was from Australia, and he came just for the Superman Celebration. We have had people 66 • June2014 www.purchasefamilymag.com
from England, Canada, Brazil, and every US state! On an average, around 40,000 people attend each year. My favorite part of the Superman celebration each year is sitting in the information booth and talking to the visitors about where they are from and why they came. It is very interesting to hear all their fan stories.”
Take Flight to the Celebration! While there are many summer activities for families to choose from, but Stoner encourages you to make time for the festival. “This is a great event for families from near and far,” she said. “If you live close by you could come for just one day and have a great time. Or this could turn into a four day vacation where you and the family could experience all of the events that go on during the festival. It is an event that kids really love with all of the comic book and action hero characters walking around.” But heroes, super as they may be, are not the only reason to attend this one-of-a-kind celebration. “There are way too many to list but some of the main ones are: Autograph sessions with Dean Cain and Billy Dee Williams, the carnival every evening, the BMX bike show, a disc golf tournament, Super Friends baseball game, film fest, a weight lifting contest, and much more!” Stoner is in charge of the disc golf tournament and is eagerly anticipating all of the upcoming festivities. Everyone invited to attend of the 36th Annual Superman Celebration from June 12th through 15th. The opening ceremony will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and the closing ceremony will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Friday and Saturday’s events will be held 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Perry White, the fictional Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet in the Superman comics, put it like this, “How many times do I have to tell you? There's only one story, Lane -- Metropolis. She’s the story.” You have a chance to help write Metropolis’ story at this year’s Superman Celebration. Clark Kent might even lend you a hand! To learn more, visit metropolistourism.com or call the Metropolis Chamber of Com-merce at 618-524-2714.v www.purchasefamilymag.com June2014 • 67
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by: Rick Epstein
Dad was Funny about Money
y dad was no financial expert, but he had a credo: Work hard, spend wisely and save the rest. Buy a lottery ticket? He would be just as likely to steal a suitcase full of money from Colombian drug lords. As Father’s Day approaches, I’d like to propose a toast to my dad, the man who taught me the value of a dollar and, inadvertently, the value of words. His financial training was fairly simple: Whenever I’d been extravagant, he’d say: “It must be nice to have a rich father.” His remark contained the whole Ted Epstein saga. If he had stated it directly, it would’ve gone like this: My parents were poor immigrants. We sweated blood every day in our luncheonette and lived in a tiny apartment. I never had money to squander the way you are squandering mine. I worked hard and concentrated on
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my studies. I served eight years in the Army and almost as many in college, and I’ve been ‘busting my hump’ at a demanding job ever since. All to produce the disappointing result we see here – spoiled sons who take the fruit of that struggle and throw it away on tacky plastic streamers to attach to their handlebars. I only wish I had that kind of economic setup, except that I wouldn’t fritter it away on ephemera (short-lived stuff ) and frippery (cheap finery). (These are the kind of words that Dad used all the time.) Then Dad would go read his newspaper (and maybe garner additional cool words), and I’d continue attaching the streamers, aware that I’d made a foolish purchase. But on another level I would be thinking: “Y’know, it IS nice to have a rich father.” We had a big house, steak for dinner,
ample allowances, and had been promised a free ticket to whichever college we could squeak into. But my brothers and I wished we had an even-richer father so we could have servants, horses, vacations on the French Riviera, and silverfox tails for our bikes. My big brother Steve, like many firstborns, felt deep down that he was royalty who had been temporarily hidden among commoners. For Steve, mere riches would not suffice; he wanted a throne, a crown and groveling subjects. Whenever his arrogance showed, Dad would accuse him of being “born to the Purple.” So while ‘Prince Steven’ waited for his real parents to send for him, little brother Jim and I waited for Dad to show a little more ambition and boost us into the upper crust.
Now I have three kids of my own who spend my money like sailors in port and who loll about like guests of honor at ‘The Festival of Running Water and Eternal Light’. And, I say the same corrective things to them that my dad used to say to me in hopes that they’ll absorb the concepts in time to instruct my grandchildren. But I have held one thing back: I never tell them how nice it was to have a rich father.
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But Dad was looking downward instead of upward. “Come here,” he said one day, inviting me into a bathroom. “See that?” he asked, pointing to the sink where a thin stream of water flowed from the faucet. “That’s money going down the drain.” Dad was best with irony, but he was no slouch with metaphor. Electricity was another sore point. Every evening, Dad would quietly patrol the house turning off lights in unoccupied rooms. But when he was off-duty, away at a meeting or a viewing, he’d come home to find, as he put it, “every light in the house blazing! I got the point, of course, but I liked the exciting verb; it made me feel like we were in a palace that was brilliantly illuminated with candles and torches, ready for Steve’s coronation - or something. Although Dad’s frugality eventually soaked in, I also developed an appreciation of the off-beat expressiveness of his speech and also a general love of language. Working for a newspaper and web site, I make my living with words and, although I don’t make nearly as much money as my dad used to, we’re doing OK.
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Senior Safety 101 A Guide to Secure Living
y now, you’ve heard the phrase ‘safety first’, but do you truly take those words to heart? Did you know that unintentional injury is one of the top five causes of death in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 100,000 people died from accident-related causes between 2008 and 2010. Seniors, who are more prone to multiple health conditions and impairments associated with age, should especially stay on guard. This June is National Safety month, so get prepared with a few practical precautions to take your safety more seriously.
Perils in Your Pillbox Have you ever taken a prescription other than directed? According to the CDC, one in 20 people age 12 and older are guilty of not following the directions provided by the pharmacy, and the physician. This puts them at risk for both a possible overdose and other serious health complications: Some medications should not be combined or mixed, and certain health conditions could get worse with the wrong medicine!
What this means for seniors: Older adults may react differently to medications than younger people, suggests the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, people age 65 and older tend have a higher risk of certain health conditions and may already be taking a number of prescription drugs. All of these issues may increase the risk factors for seniors, so protect yourself with a few helpful tips:
• Educate Yourself — When visiting your primary care provider, it’s always a good idea to ask questions about what you can expect when taking prescriptions. Always bring a list of your existing medications (prescribed, over-the-counter and even herbal remedies) and discuss how your lifestyle choices, combined with a medication regimen, can affect your health.
• Keep Contact — It’s a good idea before an overdose or severe side effect happens, to write down a list of your health care providers, family members and neighbors who you can reach in the event of an emergency. Make sure that you have the poison control center phone number on hand. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, always call 911 first. • Organize —You should know what prescriptions you are taking and why you are taking them: Keep and read all labels and instructions provided by your physician or pharmacist. It’s a good idea to keep pills and capsules in a dated pillbox, keep a calendar with refill dates and set up alerts in your smartphone with dosage times and amounts. In the event of an emergency, be sure to let a relative or caregiver know what medications you are taking and why.
Safety in Every Step Many seniors are aware that fall risk increases with age; unfortunately CDC studies suggest that not all Americans age 65 and older discuss these issues with a physician. As falls are the top cause of injury for older adults, it is important to do everything you can to prevent falls from occurring. We must all stay on guard for potential perils, some of which could be surrounding you this very moment!
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to rearrange furniture in your home for easy navigation— day or night. Install night-lights along dark hallways and staircases to make your late night bathroom trips a bit safer. Everyone, especially seniors, are strongly encouraged to wear properly fitted shoes. The National Institutes of Health recommends lace-up, low-heeled shoes with well-balanced sole thickness. Fortunately, many shoe retailers now have a variety of footwear options that are both stylish and supportive. Local medical supply companies often carry a good selection of suitable shoes and diabetic footwear. They will be happy to help you with the correct shoe fitting for your lifestyle. • You may not be aware that changes in health could also put you at risk for falls. Medical conditions, a recent surgery or previous injury may affect your posture, flexibility and stride. Be aware that a new medication could be making you drowsy or confused, causing you to drag your feet or trip more frequently. Talk to your primary care provider about these and other factors. Discuss your options such as short-term therapy, pain intervention or a home health program—all of which can reduce your risk for a fall.
Other Tips for Optimal Safety
He’s still my hero. We know how much dad means to you. That’s why we strive to provide him the best health care we possibly can. Happy Father's Day.
• Are you home alone? Invest in a home alarm system and be sure your home exterior is well lit at night with motion-sensor floodlights. When you’re away, be sure to let a family member, friend, or neighbor know where you’re going and when you expect to return. • Keep your home tidy and organized to prevent falls around the home. If you need help don’t be afraid to ask those close to you for assistance and seek out community resources. Ask a family member to reorganize your shelves so that you can reach items with ease; hire someone to move heavy furniture that could be in the way; or schedule regular housekeeping with a domestic service in your area. • Have an emergency cell phone. While some people enjoy the freedom of not owning a cell phone, others welcome the convenience of having important contacts available with the touch of a button. Even if you’re not tech-savvy, consider keeping a mobile device. Remember, there’s no need for a fancy, expensive gadget; the simplest, easy-to-use phone will come in handy should an emergency arise. Where you matter most!
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Abell General Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18 www.abelldental.com Active Care Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 27 facebook.com/pages/Active-Care-Chiropractic/ Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 60 www.mdkaye.com Alert Alarm Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .Page 69 www.alertalarm.net American Chillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 28 www.americanchillers.com Animal Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 54 www.animaledzoocation.com Dr. Kelly Anunciato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 63 www.kellyanunciato.com Baptist Health Paducah . . . . . . . .Page 5 www.baptisthealthpaducah.com Bark Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 62 facebook.com/barkavenue.murrayky Bellview Baptist Church . . . . . . . .Page 61 www.bellviewbaptist.com Better Than Ever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 54 www.betterthaneverhome.com Big T’s Smokin’ BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 62 wwwbigtsmokingbbq.com Boston IVF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 44 www.bostonIVFIndiana.com Brad Rankin Photography . . . . . . . . . .Page 11 www.bradrankin.com Broadway United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 65 www.bumc-paducah.org Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist & Convention Commission . . . . . . .Page 33 www.gocadiz.com Carey’s Apparel & Gift Boutique . . . .Page 61 facebook.com/careysboutique Caring People Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 65 www.caringpeopleservices.com Carson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 68 www.thecarsoncenter.org Choppers Full Service Salon & Tanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 52 Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 64 www.yourlifeyourbank.com Community Collaboration for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 45 chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dpp/Community+Collaboration+ for+Children+(CCC).htm
Compass Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 45 www.compasspaducah.com Discovery Park of America . . . . . . . . . .Page 55 www.discoveryparkofamerica.com El Barco Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . .Page 65 Encore Consignment Shop . . . . . . . . .Page 35 facebook.com/pages/Encore-Consignment-Shop First Baptist Church Paducah . . . . . . .Page 34 www.fbcpaducah.org First Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 32 www.fccpaducah.org Flanary Veterinary Clinic . . . . . . . . . . .Page 42 www.flanaryvet.com Fringe Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13 FurKidz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 37 www.furkidzhotel.com Harmony Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 36 www.harmonyroad.com Horses, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13 www.horsesinc.org Hwang’s Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 20 www.hwangs-martialarts.com
Ingram’s Water & Air Equipment . . .Page 76 www.ingramswaterandair.com Integrated Medicine and Chiropractic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 20 www.betterhealthpaducah.com Jaded Layne Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 40 facebook.com/pages/Jaded-Layne-Boutique Jenny’s Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13 www.jennysdayspa.com Jim Stott Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 48 www.jimstottmagic.com Jonah Brown Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 45 facebook.com/JonahBrownGiftCollection Kentucky Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 29 www.KentuckyCare.net Leaps and Bounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 50 facebook.com/leapsandboundsconsignment Life Care of LaCenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 58 www.lcca.com/lacenter Lone Oak Pharmacy and Compounding Shoppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 50 www.loneoakpharmacy.com Lourdes Mercy Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . .Page 15 www.lourdes-pad.org Maiden Alley Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 39 www.maidenalleycinema.org Market House Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 12 www.mhtplay.com Mattress Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 64 facebook.com/MattressGallery McCracken County Public Library . .Page 6 www.mclib.org McCracken County Schools . . . . . . . . .Page 68 www.mccracken.kyschools.us McCracken County Senior Center . . .Page 70 www.paducahseniorcenter.org McCracken Nursing and Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 67 www.mccrackennursing.com McCully’s Automotive Samantha Fontenot . . . . . . . . .Page 43 www.mccullysautomotive.com Medical Spa 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 3 www.medicalspa7.com Metropolis Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 66 www.metropolistourism.com Missy Dee’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 67 facebook.com/pages/Missy-Dees MSU Paducah Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 2 www.murraystate.edu National Quilt Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 23 www.nqm.org Nerium - Stephanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Page 54 www.nerium.com New Haven Assisted Living . . . . . . . . .Page 75 North American Sports Group . . . . .Page 53 www.marionparks.com O’Bryan Family Medicine . . . . . . . . . . .Page 51 www.obryanfamilymedicine.com Paducah Aesthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 55 facebook.com/paducahaestheticsandsmartlipo Paducah Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 58 www.paducahbank.com Paducah Budo Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 51 www.aikipanda.com Paducah Parks Services . . . . . . . .Page 56 www.paducahky.gov Paducah Pediatric Dentistry . . .Page 4 www.paducahpediatricdentistry.com Paducah Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 27 www.paducah.k12.ky.us Paducah Symphony Orchestra . .Page 14 www.paducahsymphony.org
ADVERTISERS INDEX Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . .Page 71 www.LCCA.com/parkviewky Perry’s Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 36 www.perryspest.com POSH Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 41 www.poshacademy.com Prizer Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 7 www.prizerpoint.com QuickCare Paducah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 30 www.quickcarepaducah.com Rayn Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 48 facebook.com/paducahraynboutique Rhythm Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 1 www.trfpaducah.com Ribbon Chix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 33 www.ribbonchix.com Ribbons & Beaus Boutique . . . . .Page 31 www.ribbonsandbeausboutique.com S.O.D.A. Pop Activity Center . . . .Page 7 Servall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 19 facebook.com/SodaPopAC Simply B Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 46 www.simplybgifts.com Sixth and Vintage . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 71 www.sixthandvintage.com Skin and Body Solutions . . . . . . .Page 43 www.skinandbody.me Smithland Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 47 SNAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 47 https://prd.chfs.ky.gov/SNAP/index.aspx Symphony Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 21 www.symphonysupply.com Taylor’s & Tots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18 Terri Buri Work from Home . . . . .Page 24 www.agreatcareer.net Terri Waldridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 38 The Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 24 facebook.com/pages/The-Boutique-Eddyville Three Rivers Martial Arts . . . . . . .Page 69 www.threeriversacademy.com Tokyo Hibachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 14 Total Rejuvenation . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 22 www.totalrejuvenation.com Trendy Tots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 52 facebook.com/trendytots42066 Tumbletown Gymnastics . . . . . . .Page 34 facebook.com/trendytots42066 Vintage Rose Emporium . . . . . . . .Page 49 www.vintagerose.com Warren Heating and Air . . . . . . . .Page 32 www.warrenair.net Wellsprings Dermatology . . . . . .Page 31 www.wellspringsderm.com West Towne Pharmacy . . . . . . . . .Page 26 facebook.com/pages/West-Towne-Pharmacy White Lili Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 59 facebook.com/whiteliliboutique WKCTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 57 westkentucky.kctcs.edu WKMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 16 www.wkms.org Yayas Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 42 www.havefunatyayas.com Yoga Artz Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 49 www.yogaartzhub.com Your Home Team Realty Tammy Gross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 17 www.yourhometeamrealty.com
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