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F R O M T H E E D I T O R ’ S B A C K PA C K ( y e s s h e h a s o n e ) …

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t’s August and the dog days of summer are here. Children are getting ready to go back to school and enjoying the last days without a morning alarm or homework. Most parents are desperately trying to get their families back on a schedule so they wake up in time to catch the bus! When I think back to my childhood and returning to school it doesn’t seem as if things have changed much, but of course they have. While shopping for school supplies still includes paper, binders, folders and pens, it may also involve purchasing a computer, flash drive, and other electronics. My daughter didn’t get a cell phone until the second year of high school. Now back-to-school shopping for grade school children often includes a cell phone. No wonder the cost of getting your kids back to school has gone through the roof! But of course some things never change: Picking out a first day outfit, the obligatory back-to-school haircut, a pair of new shoes, and the yearly physical. The annual cleaning out of old clothes from the closet, proceeded by “Mom I really need a new pair of jeans to start school with,” To which you reply, “I bet if I looked in your closet I could find several pairs that are still perfectly good!” These are the yearly rites of passage for all children. There are also things that we, their parents, do at this time of the year. Most of us can’t wait for our children to go back to school so we can actually sit in peace for five minutes in the morning…yet once the house is empty that first day, we still hear their chatter and laughter in the silence. We watch in wonder as they stride into school; so grown up since last year…where does the time go? This month’s magazine is full of events, information and activities for you and your family. We’ve got articles on Lego competitions, homeschool football and the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra. Now is the time to enroll your children in enrichment activities such as dance lessons, martial arts classes and music. There are many options to choose from in the magazine. There are also lots of consignment sales and stores where you can find great deals on things for your kids and save money on those back-toschool purchases. We hope you’ll support our advertisers and thank them. They’re allowing us to bring this great content to you, and we couldn’t do it without them. Don’t forget to contact us with events and activities for the calendar each month, as well as story ideas for future issues. This is a community magazine and we really welcome your input. We wish everyone a safe and successful school year. Don’t forget to hug your teacher!

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Purchase Area Family Magazine Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 Office 270-415-9400 Karen@purchasefamilymag.com www.purchasefamilymag.com Contributing Writers: Linda Bartley, Rick Epstein, Jamie Lober, Joy Navan, Leah Rogers and Kristin Taylor Calendar of Events: Tell our 80,000⃰ +readers about your event, class, group, church or service! Send an email to purchaseparenting@comcast.net or call the office at 270-415-9400. Art Director: Angie Kimbro Graphic Design: Glen Dunkerson and Laura Thornton Advertising: Want to adver6tise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 270-415-9400 or by email purchaseparenting@comcast.net Advertising Account Executives: Carrie Armstrong, Gina Dunkerson, Evette Jernigan, Cassie Johnson & Laura Thornton Subscription and Distribution: Want to subscribe or receive a copy of the magazine by mail? Need a back issue? Want to add a location to our distribution? Please call our office at 270-415-9400 or email purchaseparenting @comcast.net Mission Statement: Purchase Area Family Magazine & Little Egypt Family Magazine are committed to providing free, accurate and timely information to readers in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform, and enhance family life. We endeavor to support our communities by providing balanced and informative articles, together with the area’s most comprehensive and inclusive calendar of events. ⃰ Based on an industry average of 4 impressions per copy.

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S F E AT U R E S Center Stage Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Taking The LEAD by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 First Lego League by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 West Kentucky Warriors by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 NOLA Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

D E PA R T M E N T S ACTIVE CARE Back to School Care from Your Chiropractor by: Dr. Heath Schipp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

CALENDAR Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

COMMUNITY NEWS Growing an Orchestra by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Easter Seals Art Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Respect The Rivalry! by: Kristin Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Catch the Beat of Beethoven at Musical Story Time by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Purchase Area Family Magazine • P.O. Box 8061, Paducah KY 42002 Purchase Family Magazine® is published monthly by Karen Hammond. Advertising design by Angie Kimbro, Laura Thornton and Glen Dunkerson and layout design by Angie Kimbro.Purchase Family Magazine®, Angie Kimbro, Glen Dunkerson & Laura K. Thornton are not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the information or advice contained in this magazine. The articles in this issue of Purchase Family Magazine® may not necessarily reflect the opinions of Purchase Family Magazine® , Angie Kimbro, Glen Dunkerson & Laura K. Thornton. All subscription, editorial, and advertising inquiries should be directed to purchaseparenting@comcast.net (270) 415-9400

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H E A LT H M AT T E R S Breastfeeding Awareness Month by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

BOOK REVIEW Not Your Mother’s Made-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook by: Leah Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

FAT H E R H O O D F O D D E R Little Kids - Big Plans! by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

SCHOOL NOTES The Gift of Parent Discussion Groups by: Joy Navan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Early Literacy Stations at McLib by: Linda Bartley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

SENIOR SPOT Defining a Difficult Diagnosis by: Life Care Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

ENDING NOTES Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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Brad Rankin cover models: Star Kissar, 5; Emree Green, 5; Aubry Phelps, 5; Tessa Smith, 5; Hattie Crockett, 7; Madison Mitchell, 11

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his time last year Lisa Hill was packing for her first cruise. Guess what - she’s going again! Center Stage was the recipient of the Top Studio and Teachers of the Year awards at Kids Artistic Review national dance competition. This prestigious recognition of Hill’s success and experience, as both a dance instructor and studio owner, can be added to a long list of awards she has received over the years. Over forty eight dance schools (1,200 acts) from all over the country competed at the competition. Group dances from Center Stage was also awarded ‘Most Entertaining’, ‘Overall Best Costume’, ‘Best Choreography Award’ and the younger students were awarded a ‘Rising Star Award’. “I felt truly honored to be recognized by my peers,” Hill told me. Center Stage has appeared on the cover of this magazine for several years. This year’s budding young dancers, featured on the cover, from left to right are, Star Kissiar (5), Emree Green (5), Aubry Phelps (5), Tessa Smith ( 5), Hattie Crockett (7) and standing is Madison Mitchell (11). Hill was born in Murray and raised in Paducah. “I started dancing when I was 6-years-old, but a lot of the children begin at age 3,” Hill said. Lisa’s love of dance may have begun as a child but it blossomed during her college years. “When I thought about opening up a dance studio I remembered back to my first dance class,” Hill told me. “I was so excited to go to a dance class! I want to create that same feeling of positive energy and happiness for all my students. It’s wonderful to be able to connect with my students and share my love of dance with them!”

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Center Stage Dance Studio is located inside Energy Fitness on New Holt Road in Paducah. “It’s a great location for our families and dancers,” Hill explained. “Parents can choose to work out while their child is dancing, or siblings can take a gym or martial arts class from the schools located in the complex. Child care is also available on site. If they wish to stay and watch their child’s class we have a private viewing room where parents can watch through a large, ‘one way’ observation window. Our families really like all the amenities that this location has to offer.”

excitement they feel,” she told me. “Dance lessons should encourage and motivate. I want our students to continue to feel that positive emotion and success. At Center Stage we love to see our dancers grow and progress. Proficiency and good technique will come in time, but it’s very important not to push students to the point where they are no longing feel the joy of dance. To me, each child is an opportunity to mentor a new young dancer. They are not just students to me, they are each unique individuals with endless potential.”

Center Stage has also reached out to neighboring local communities offering classes at the Mayfield YMCA and in Benton at the Joe Creason Center. This allows families to avoid the drive time to Paducah while still taking advantage of the excellent instruction and instructors available at Center Stage.

“What excites me as a dance instructor and owner is to see a child come at a young age who loves to dance, and five years later they still have a tremendous love for it: They feel good about themselves, and they have not only grown as a person but have a good self-image and confidence.”

At this time of the year many dancers and their parents are weighing their options and considering where to take dance instructions. “In many ways all dance studios’ offer a very similar curriculum; tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet etc.,” Hill explained. “At Center Stage we design our classes to be age appropriate. They have structure and fun. Our instructors are approachable and experienced. We encourage our parents and students to discuss the instruction and expectations at any time. Our parents know that the dances will be age appropriate and current; suitable for all audiences to view. I am not only an instructor and owner, but I am the parent of eight impressionable young ladies.”

This year Center Stage has launched a new website where you can see pictures of the children taken at competitions and recitals, and as the year progresses more information will be available. The class schedule and descriptions are also available on the site. Hill has a Facebook page where Center Stage families and dancers can post comments and pictures, ask questions and share information with each other. The page is private to protect the children and to allow for open communication between students. Once your child is enrolled Center Stage will allow them and their family’s access to the page.

“Often my first conversation with a parent begins with ‘my child loves to dance; they are always dancing everywhere we go’!” said Hill. What’s important to Hill is to retain that initial joy of dancing for her students at Center Stage. “Learning dance in a formal class setting should not take away that spark and

Center Stage Dance Studio is family owned and operated. Hill is a foster parent and is the proud mom of eight young ladies. With so much parenting experience she feels she has a good idea of how to work with children of all ages. “My adult children, Kristin and Kim also teach with me: Both are National Dance Champions. They are experienced in teaching the Center Stage curriculum to all age groups. “My daughters and I

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volunteer our services whenever we can,” said Hill. Kim Dill is the Dance Coach for the McCracken County high School ‘Mustang’s’ Dance Team. Lisa Hill is the instructor for the Paducah Tilghman Color Guard, ‘Band of Blue’. “The community has so graciously supported the dance school over the years,” she told me. “I am really proud to say we are locally owned.” Although Hill teaches many of her own classes, she is assisted by Kim and Kristin and several other instructors. Ms. Stacy Stahl Brown has 30 plus years of teaching experience in many forms of dance and currently specializes in teaching Ballet and Pointe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in performing arts with an emphasis in dance. Hill is also assisted by Steve Saunders, a graduate of Murray State University, as well as Daniel Baine, (from Illinois); both teach Hip Hop. Megan Gipson (student) and Amanda Waxman (recent college graduate) will be both assisting with instruction this year. Hill also brings in guest instructors, giving the Center Stage students additional opportunities to learn new skills. This year’s guest instructors will come from as far away as California and Florida. They bring the opportunity for students to work with professional choreography and to explore different skills, and styles. “This helps to keep students interested and motivated,” Hill explained. At Center Stage we are here to provide a studio setting that meets your expectations. If your child has no interest in competition they can still get expert instruction and enjoyment from our classes. But for those who want to take dance to the highest levels they can attain, they offer advanced classes in all types of dance and competition. “We have a highly successful competition team and a consistent track record of national success.” Hill told me. “Center Stage offers something for everyone!” v

Center Stage Dance Studio holds their classes inside Energy Fitness, 2343 New Holt Road in Paducah. Fall registration will be: Saturday August 3rd & 10th* Sunday August 4th & 11th* Monday August 12th

10 AM – 1 PM 2 – 5 PM 4 – 6 PM

Classes are held from the last week of August until the end of May each year. Both group classes and individual private lessons are available. * During the August 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th registration Forever Dancewear, from Southern Illinois will be on hand with their dance clothing, shoes and accessories.

Mention this article and get August classes FREE and a discount on September classes. Center Stage will also be offering classes at the Joe Creason Center in Benton and the Mayfield, YMCA for the convenience of parents and student who live closer to that facility.

Registration for those locations will be: Monday, August 19th at the Mayfield YMCA

4 – 6 PM

For a schedule of classes or to ask specific questions please contact Lisa Hill at (270) 444-8111.

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by: Kristin Taylor

randon Morehead hesitated about applying for Youth LEAD last fall, but the leadership program helped him step out of comfort zone. Who knows, it could also play a part in helping him return to his hometown to pursue a medical career. Lilly Burba used her Youth LEAD experience to create a network of connections and develop life skills. It also helped her discover new ways she could help her community

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Foundation. This annual Youth LEAD program, now in its third year, is for high school juniors. It is designed to develop and prepare students for future community leadership roles. They’ll spend one day each month, from October to April, learning about McCracken County: Specifically communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, healthcare and, perhaps most importantly, local population needs and related government services.

Brandon and Lilly, along with a couple of dozen or so other young people each year, are taking the first steps to becoming tomorrow’s leaders with the help of the Leadership Paducah

LEAD stands for Leadership, Education and Development

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[ ] The 2013-14 program dates are as follows: Oct. 23 – Opening Retreat at the Sports Plex Nov. 13 – Human Needs/ Service Learning Dec. 4 – Communication & Career Development Jan. 8 – Business & Economy Day Feb. 12 – Law & Government Day March 12 – Healthcare Day April 9 – Graduation

ers,” explained Amy Clevidence, President of the Leadership Paducah Foundation Board. “The students we are looking to recruit are ‘diamond-in-the-rough’ type individuals. The first year we had a lot of straight A, Governor’s Scholar kids. That’s good, but really we are looking forward to having students who haven’t had a chance to shine yet. They may be the quiet ones who just study hard and blend in. Or the type of kids who’s always volunteering in the community but don’t seek public recognition for it.” Good students who could really benefit from exposure to local government, policy and business.

Recruiting and training Paducah’s next leaders Brandon, who had attended Health High School and will be a senior at McCracken County High school, saw Paducah in a new light when he participated in Youth LEAD’s 2012-13 class. He plans on attending the University of Kentucky to major in psychology and then continue to medical school to become a pediatrician. He says Youth LEAD played a part in thinking about returning home after college. “A focus of Youth LEAD that hit home with me is that there are so many opportunities still available to you in your hometown after you are done with college,” he said. “You are needed by your community and coming back home is a great opportunity to use your skills and knowledge. Healthcare was my favorite out of all the potential areas that we explored. I plan on pursuing a career in the medical field and that decision was more easily made after being part of the program. It was very beneficial for me to experience the physical environment and see the day-to-day workings of a healthcare facility. I was able to combine that with the information about a career that, until then, I had only heard about but never actually witnessed first-hand.” www.purchasefamilymag.com August2013 • 13


Some of the skills and knowledge acquired through being part of Youth LEAD have immediate benefits. Students can apply them as they pursue college placement and future careers. “We were taught many valuable skills needed for becoming an adult and a working individual,” Brandon told me. “These included money management, resume writing, and job interview etiquette. These skills will definitely prove to be beneficial in the future, and many have already.”

Developing skills for the future The day Youth LEAD participants learned about local human needs and service opportunities in McCracken County was Lilly’s favorite part of the 2012-13 session. She soaked up relationships and skills as she went through the program. “I plan to use the knowledge I gained as a foundation for my future actions,” she said. “The places I visited have become opportunities for me to increase my involvement in the community; whether it is through volunteering at The United Way or an internship at Lourdes Hospital. The life skills will ensure my future can be successful. I will hold onto the partnerships I made through Youth LEAD and use them to create a brighter future for myself.” Lilly’s not sure what that future holds once she graduates from Paducah Tilghman High School in May 2014. She’d like to study biology and is using the skills she learned through

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Youth LEAD about conflict resolution, creating a budget and developing relationships. “I am not sure where I will be going to college or what sort of career my future holds,” she admits, “but I know that I will always consider Paducah to be a great place to live and work, partly because of the things I learned in Youth LEAD.”

This year’s specifics Youth LEAD’s participants are determined by population in relation to high schools in McCracken County. This year, fifteen participants will come from the newly consolidated McCracken County High School; six from Paducah Tilghman; two from St. Mary; one from Community Christian Academy; and one will be a homeschool student. The application process within each high school will determine which twenty-five students will be part of this year’s Youth LEAD. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance counselors or www.leadershippaducah.org and are due September 6. Please note that date as late or incomplete applications won’t be considered. Once selected, students will pay a non-refundable $50 participation fee by October 18. Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate v financial need.


by: Jamie Lober

PA R E N T S PA G E

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

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ugust is breastfeeding awareness month and a great time to reinforce the message to our readers that ‘breast is best’! It is the simplest way to ensure a healthier start for your baby. “Breastfed babies are at a lower risk for ear infections, gastroenteritis, severe respiratory tract infections, asthma, obesity, diabetes and childhood leukemia,” said April Dollins, RNN, BSN, CLC, C-EFM, Lactation Counselor at Lourdes Hospital. “Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. In fact, exclusive breastfeeding at one month of age cuts the risk of dying of SIDS in half” If you’re still not convinced then consider that breastfeeding promotes normal jaw development, lets your baby control his own appetite and promotes normal health in infancy and beyond,” according to La Leche League International1.

they lose the baby weight more quickly than mom’s who don’t breastfeed, they lower their risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, postpartum depression and metabolic syndrome by breastfeeding,” said Dollins. Some mom’s may have doubts at first about their ability to breastfeed. A lot of our parents were not breastfed, as it was believed for many years that man-made formula was just as good, if not better, for our babies. Mom’s-to-be see babies given bottles in public in most parts of the US they rarely see a women breast feeding. This contributes to the perception is that most women still feed their babies formula. A new mom may be afraid that breast feeding will hurt or feel they can’t continue to breast feed once they return to work. All these factors come into play when a new mom is considering breastfeeding.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life. This means your baby needs no additional foods, except vitamin D, or fluids unless medically indicated. They also recommend that babies should continue breastfeeding for the whole of their first year, and for as long after that as mutually desired by the mother and baby. At about six months of age, solid foods should be introduced and you can talk to your pediatrician about what types of foods are best to introduce wand when. Breastfeeding can even have a positive impact on your family’s finances. “It saves money for your family,” said Diana West, Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International. “If you are breastfeeding, you’re not purchasing expensive formula!”

Human milk is the best baby food! Human milk is a highly complex food. “Breast milk has many hundreds ingredients,” explained West. “These include interferon and white blood cells, antibacterial and antiviral agents, intestinal soothers, growth hormones and everything else a baby is known to need,” It also promotes normal brain development. Human milk has proven to be advantageous to premature and sick newborns because it promotes growth and prevents disease. Breastfeeding is good for Mom’s too. Mothers who breastfeed experience numerous health benefits. “Not only do www.purchasefamilymag.com August2013 • 15


Formula is less than ideal “Formula feeding requires equipment, preparation, money and extra medical care,” explained West. “It has risks, increases the need for orthodontia, is linked to certain women’s cancers, and can lead to overfeeding and obesity. Formula and bottles can easily become contaminated. Unfortunately, formula is linked to increases in many illnesses and diseases including SIDS, pneumonia, breast cancer, vision deficits, obesity and diabetes.”

Have confidence! “Confidence is the key with breastfeeding,” said Dollins. It makes all the difference! “A lack of confidence on the first or second day of breastfeeding a new baby is associated with breastfeeding discontinuation at two weeks. The most common reasons for giving up are ‘latch-on difficulty', breast pain or soreness, the need to return to work or school and not enough milk (which can be real or perceived),” said Dollins. “Some moms are afraid that breastfeeding might hurt but that should not be the case. Breastfeeding should not be painful if baby is latching correctly. If you experience discomfort, find out why. “Breast pain could be associated with blocked ducts, or a, yeast or bacterial infection.” Breast feeding is highly convenient – no bottles to sterilize, or pack around with you and no formula to shop for, measure or prepare. The time commitment involved in breastfeeding varies from one baby to another. Just as you can’t tell how long it’s going to take each baby to drink a bottle, you can’t predict how long it’s going to take a baby to breastfeed. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that some newborns feed as often as every one and a half hours, while others feed about every three hours. Breastfed newborns will feed eight to twelve, or more, times per twenty-four hours

Call a lactation counselor If you are looking for instruction or support, a lactation

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consultant or lactation counselor is available to provide information and encourage you as you go through the process. Additionally, the La leche League has relaxed and friendly group meetings you can attend. La Leche meetings are run by moms who have breast fed and they are a great place to get general advice and support. “Many hospitals have lactation counselors can provide assistance to ensure proper latch-on and positioning,” said Dollins. “A lactation consultant can also be helpful when it comes to issues of engorgement, sore nipples, difficulty with feedings, and breast pain related to blocked ducts or infections. Any questions or concerns you have can likely be addressed by this expert. They can also provide information about pumping and storing breast milk safely, how to wean when ready and how to integrate breastfeeding with returning to work or school, or when introducing solids to your baby.”

process easier. There are manual and electric pumps and you can find them at most baby stores and medical supply houses. Ask a lactation counselor for device if you aren’t sure which to buy.

Going back to work? Try a pump!

1. La Leche League International is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. It was founded in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois as "La Leche League" and has a presence in sixty-eight countries

“Pumping allows for mothers to collect breast milk and feed to infants who may be in the NICU, having feeding difficulties or to continue to supply baby with breast milk once returning to work or school,” said Dollins. “Breast pumps are also available as rentals, through select pharmacies and are available at the health department for mothers receiving WIC.” Supplies are very accessible and help make the

A final thought to consider is that breastfeeding releases hormones, primarily oxytocin and prolactin, into the mothers system that help her relax and feel more nurturing towards her baby. That contributes to a happier mum and happier baby. If you have any questions or would like more guidance, your pediatrician’s office is a good place to start. Most local hospitals have a lactation consultant on staff and you can make an appointment before or afyer you have your baby. v

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by: Tammy Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator - West Kentucky Community & Technical College

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or the first time, students in the Purchase area who love Legos and robots can participate in a regional Legos competition, and they don’t have travel to a long way do it! In the past, students in our region have had to travel three to four hours to compete, but on December 14, 2013 the competition will be much closer to home; on the campus of West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC). WKCTC’s Workforce Solutions, the Challenger Learning Center at Paducah and Torey Earle with the UK Extension office’s Kentucky 4-H SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) have joined forces to help bring the First Lego League (FLL) to Paducah.

FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Over 200,000 children ages nine to fourteen from more than 60 countries participated in last year’s First Lego League (FLL) competition. That’s a huge jump from about 2,000 participants since the program began in 1998. FIRST Lego league (FLL) is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); an international robotics program for students that’s sole purpose is to get young people excited about science, technology, and engineering. The great thing is that it’s teaching them valuable life skills at the same time. The competition not only promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but other skills such as creativity, gracious professionalism, teamwork, positive sportsmanship and community awareness. Since the first time Bill Kunnecke, pre-engineering instructor at North Marshall Middle School, had a team participate in the FLL competition in 2007, he has wanted the event to be held in Paducah. “Each year FLL teams are assigned to participate in ten ‘hub locations’ across the state, and prior to this year, the closest competition hubs for my teams were in Bowling Green and Owensboro,” explained Kunnecke. “Now McCracken County and surrounding counties are in a great position to take advantage of this experience and I am thrilled with WKCTC’s willingness to embrace hosting this competition come December. The Emerging Technology Center is a showcase building that is the perfect venue for this event. Offering the regional competition in Paducah gives western Kentucky youth an opportunity to join the fun already experience by other regions in the state.” “This is a new venture for all of us,” explained. Kevin O'Neill, WKCTC continuing education coordinator. “It’s an important step to continuing to build the engineering leaders of tomorrow.”

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How to Build a Team & Volunteer Teams, composed of six to ten kids, ages nine to fourteen, with at least one adult coach, can be formed from an existing club or organization, such as a girl or boy scout troop, a church group. Or they may just be a group of friends who wish to be a part of an amazing experience. “Once my students had been to a FLL competition and saw how their efforts were received, they found new focus,” said Kunnecke. “They knew what success looked like and would go after it with greater zeal than I had ever seen in 20 plus years of afterschool competitions!” Numerous awards will be given during the competition and between two and four teams will move on to the State FLL in Bowling Green next February. The WKCTC competition will also need volunteers to help create the FLL experience for students. Kunnecke estimates the need for 50 adults and 80 students actively involved on FLL Competition Day, December 14. Parents are encouraged to get involved and you do not need prior FLL competition experience. Mentors and community members, and groups with expertise in year’s theme are also encouraged to participate.

Registration Fourteen teams can register for the FLL competition at WKCTC. The teams will be accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. Registration will close in mid-September, but

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Websites with more for FLL information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYuOKb3gO7E www.facebook.com/WKFLLRegional https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7k5IxsixO4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QyM9WTF18

Kunnecke recommends registering before the end of August to ensure robotic materials are still available. The 400+ piece FLL kit costs $400. Generally you will spend more than that on supplies, but it may be as little as $700 if a team doesn’t have a robot. Once teams have materials, they can begin meeting together, but can only begin the challenge when the competition is officially opened on August 27. “I know this may seem like a lot of money,” said Kunnecke. “But the team members split that cost and it’s an investment in the future of these kids. This competition is a catalyst for our community and the Purchase area. Believe me, students and parents will be wanting more once it is over!”

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The Competition Breakdown Each year the FLL Challenge is centered on a specific STEM theme designed to help kids see themselves as capable of improving the lives of others through addressing real-world problems. This year’s theme is Nature’s Fury. There are two ways to compete: • Robot Game - In the Robot Game, the kids build and program an autonomous (no remote control) LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to score points by performing mission tasks. • Project - Through the Project, teams learn more about the science behind the theme. The kids use their creativity to gather information and design a solution or modify an existing solution to solve a real-world problem. For instance in Nature’s Fury theme, teams might develop a solution to getting better prepared for a natural disaster such as a tornado or hurricane. Visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll for all the details about the FLL competition, including more information on building a team, registration and competition cost. For more information about the December FLL competition at WKCTC, call Mellisa Duncan at (270) 534-3097, Torey Earle (270) 534-3105, or Kevin O’Neill at (270) 534-3206. v


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saac Myskowski leads fellow football players, including three of his younger brothers, as the West Kentucky Warriors quarterback, but he also knows the sport is just one way to lead others to see the glory of God. That’s right; the Warriors aren’t a typical football team. The players are Christian homeschool students who are preparing for their second season. “I’ve learned a lot about team leadership being the quarterback and one of the older players on the team,” Isaac said. “The coaches stress that football is just one avenue to bring glory to God. We pray during every practice and game.” The West Kentucky Warriors open their season in Reidland on August 9 with a game against Middle Tennessee Heat, another homeschool team. There weren’t any home games last season so the team is excited about this opening matchup. McCracken County Schools have allowed the team to rent the Reidland Middle School field, which before the recent high school consolidation was Reidland High’s field. The team is

also open to students who attend schools that do not have an official Kentucky High School Athletic Association recognized football program. They will wrap up their regular season against other homeschool and small Christian school teams with two more games in Reidland before traveling to Florida for an eight-man team tournament.

Building a team The idea for the team belonged to Ben Warren, now 17 years old. He wanted to give 14 to 18-year-old students, who didn’t have any other extracurricular opportunity, the chance to play football. The first meeting included just a few interested players; now the team has 20 members from five Kentucky counties and one Illinois County. “The growth means a lot because we could not have made it work without support from the community,” said Warren, who plays defensive end and tight end. “Football is one of the most expensive team sports. It encouraged us to keep going and work hard because we knew people wanted it to happen

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SCHEDULE Aug. 9 – Middle Tennessee Heat @ Reidland High School Aug. 16 – @ Grace Christian Lions in Franklin, TN Aug. 23 – @ Christian Community Colts in White House, TN Sept. 6 – Franklin Christian Falcons @ Jim Warren Park in Franklin, TN Sept. 13 – @ Lighthouse Christian Warriors in Millington, TN Sept. 14 – Memphis NightHawks @ Millington, TN Sept. 20 – Pleasant View Christian Warriors @ Joelton, TN Sept. 27 – Holloway High Hawks @ Reidland High School Oct . 18 – SouthHaven Christian Patriots @ Reidland High School Nov. 12-15 – National 8-Man Homeschool Tournament in Panama City, FL

and were behind us with their support. At our first practice we started with four greenhorn football players that had never hit a blocking dummy in their lives. Three years later we have 20 players with game experience, and are suited up from head to toe ready to play our 10-game season this year.” The team spent the first year learning and practicing before competing their second season in 2012. For some of the players, this was their introduction to football entirely. “Most of them haven’t played,” explained Warriors Coach, J.R. Reynolds. “Some had played some little league, but the majority of them hadn’t even seen a ballgame. Last year was a huge learning experience for both them and me. Some of our players were part of the first game they’d ever seen. This year is going to be interesting because we have a couple of home games and the kids have worked out all winter. They’ve worked out so hard.”

Looking toward the future The Warriors may not have tallied any victories on the scoreboard last year, but Kelly Estes, who handles the team’s logistics and scheduling, says that’s not the whole story. Of the seven teams the Warriors played last season only one had a losing record and three were among the league’s final four playoff teams. Now, 15 teams have called with interest

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in scheduling the Warriors. Estes said he focused this season on scheduling teams closest to Paducah. “When we asked teams in the Tennessee league to play us, they had no idea who we were,” he told me. To be honest, we didn’t know who we were! So the only teams that were willing to play us were the really talented teams that were hoping for the championship. The weaker teams were leery of a brand new team and reluctant to schedule us. After a 0-7 inaugural season, we are very popular this year! We have had 15 teams call wanting to play.”

Meet the Coach Even with football experience of his own, Reynolds wasn’t sure what to expect when he signed up to coach. For about eight years, he coached middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams at Marshall County High School, where he played football from 1990 – 94. After playing in high school Reynolds went to Lambuth University on a football scholarship and finished his degree at Murray State University. With a full-time job and a family with two young kids, he wasn’t sure how coaching a start-up team that travels throughout the season would fit into his life. “They initially asked me to help them find a coach,” Reynolds told me. “I checked around and nobody was really interested and that’s when I told them I wanted to coach. I want to help young men and believe in what they


are doing. It’s really good for families. These are well mannered and good Christian young men, and it’s good for my kids to be around. It’s fun to travel with them and get to know other families who are like-minded.”

A different kind of football Along with Reynolds, Isaac’s dad Chris Myskowski coaches the team. Myskowski also brings some football experience to the Warriors from his collegiate playing days at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. “We’re still a little shy on coaches,” Reynolds admits. “It’s just me and Chris. Usually teams have at least six coaches.” Meanwhile, members of the community have volunteered their time and donated money for equipment and uniforms. Terri Myskowski is thankful for this opportunity for her husband and her kids; of their nine children, four are on the team. “The Lord’s blessing on this team has been obvious every step of the way,” she said. “He has provided all of the finances, talent, coaches, managers and players to get us off to a great start. I stand amazed.” The faith component is not all that’s different about the West Kentucky Warriors football progam. The team fields eight players at once. Reynolds said the lesser men on the field make the field more wide open. In this eightman game, normally there are two less lineman and one less running back on offense, and two less backs and one less lineman on defense. That really opens up the playbook – just ask the quarterback. “In eight-man football there is a lot more scoring because there are fewer players covering the same field used in 11-man,” Isaac explained. “On a smaller team like the Warriors, some players, including myself, play offense and defense so players have more to learn.” Coach Reynolds was surprised with what he witnessed on the field. Thinking back to some of the big high schools throughout Kentucky he saw play football when he was both a player and then coach at Marshall County, Reynolds wasn’t sure the eight-man team competition would match that. “It’s been interesting because I’ve expected the teams to be weak, but they aren’t,” Reynolds said. “One team we played had the top rusher in Tennessee. We were playing some really good teams. I saw a lot of football in high school, but I saw some fast kids and hard hits in this eightman game. Frankly, I didn’t realize how big it is around the country. A lot of smaller schools will play eight-man because you only need about 20 kids to have a pretty solid team.” If anyone is interested in supporting the Warriors with financial donations, volunteer time, or future football players, they should contact Bob Warren at 270-437-4172 or Kelly Estes at 270-559-4325. v www.purchasefamilymag.com August2013 • 23


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ack pain is pervasive among American adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that backpack-related injuries sent more than 7,000 people to the emergency room in 2001 alone. The preventable injuries from backpacks range from neck, back, and shoulder strains to bruises and even fractures. The physical stress of a backpack can affect your child’s nervous system and overall well-being.

school, 60% had experienced back pain as a result. As schools get bigger, and the distance between classes and lockers increases, some students are forced to carry their books with them all day long. The ACA believes that limiting the backpack's weight to no more than 10% of the child's body weight and urging the use of ergonomically correct backpacks are possible solutions.

The most common signs that a backpack is too heavy include:

• Make sure your child's backpack weighs no more than 5 to 10% of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on his or her back, rather than on the shoulders, by the straps. If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child's teacher and ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school. • The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking. • A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child's back. • Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is

• Frequently changing position while carrying the backpack. • Leaning forward to walk. • Struggling to put on the backpack. • Pain in any area before, during and after wearing a backpack. • Tingling or numbness especially in the arms or hands. • Red marks on the skin from the straps. This new back pain trend among youngsters isn't surprising when you consider the disproportionate amounts of weight they carry in their backpacks - often slung over just one shoulder. Of those children carrying heavy backpacks to

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What Can You Do? The ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household.


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in a backpack, the more your child will carry-and the heavier the backpack will be. Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain. Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child's shoulders. The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child's body. The ACA recommends using roller packs (or backpacks on wheels) cautiously and on a limited basis by only those students who are not physically able to carry a backpack.

Chiropractic Care Can Help... If you or your child experiences any pain or discomfort resulting from backpack use, call your doctor of chiropractic. Doctors of chiropractic are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and will use a gentler type of treatment for children. In addition, doctors of chiropractic can also prescribe exercises designed to help children develop strong muscles, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits. v

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Growing an Orchestra A new conductor and auditions for the Paducah Youth Symphony Orchestra

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teve Schaffner is going to nurture what his predecessors began and he’s hoping to reap quite a harvest! No, he’s not a farmer. Actually, he’s a musician and the new conductor of the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra. “Growing an orchestra is a bit like raising and farming a crop,” Schaffner explained. “You have to nurture it along, pray a lot, and hope for good weather. We have great kids, supportive parents and a lot of excitement. It’s gonna rock!” Although this will be Schaffner’s first season with the youth orchestra, he was on hand this summer to lead the orchestra for the Paducah Symphony’s first-ever youth music camp. “Being a part of the camp this summer was a valuable experience for both me and the kids,” Schaffner said. “It gave me an opportunity to see where the kids are with regard to playing level. We had our own Bluegrass band within our chamber orchestra! We played through a ton of music which helped us set the compass for the upcoming youth orchestra concert season.”

Meet Steve Schaffner Schaffner recently retired after 22 years as the orchestra director at Cape Girardeau (Mo.) Central High School and Cape Central Junior High School. He’s been a member of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 22 years. Schaffner is bringing all sorts of experience to the PSYO. A Missouri native, he received his bachelor’s in music education from Augusta State University and his master’s in music education at Southeast Missouri State University. For many years

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he toured in 48 states and Canada as a fiddler and guitarist with several nationally known Nashville recording artists. He has directed and performed in Japan, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria and was a part of Southeast Missouri Symphony’s China Tour in 2009. He performs regularly as a member of Trio Girardeaux with his two daughters and as a member of the band “Manitou”. Recognizing those who have come before him, Schaffner is ready for his new endeavor conducting young musicians, taking over from Doug Van Fleet – a man he affectionately calls Uncle Doug. “Doug has done an awesome job getting the seed planted in these young musicians,” Schaffner said. “I respect his experience and wisdom. Doug has been our conductor/clinician for the Southeast Missouri Honor Orchestra and he is masterful in getting the most out of young musicians. I’ve stolen more than one of his tricks!” Even so,


Schaffner will put his own touches on the growing youth orchestra. “Any entity that wants to be good is always tweaking and evaluating what they can do to be better,” he told me. “Good musicians are every bit as competitive as athletes.”

Youth opportunities with the PSO The Paducah Symphony was founded in 1979 to provide the highest quality orchestral and choral music to area residents and employment to professional musicians in Western Kentucky. Its ensembles include the Professional Orchestra, adult Symphony Chorus, multi-county Youth and Children’s Chorus, and Music Education Program. The youth orchestra program was restarted in 2012. Last year, the youth orchestra component was actually divided into two. There were about 45 kids in the youth orchestra which included a full seating of winds, percussion and strings, and as 15 students in the Sinfonia. Sinfonia is the Italian word for symphony which, in this case, designated a preparatory program for beginning musicians who hope to be part of the orchestra in the future. Ann Watkins, who is vice president of the youth orchestra’s Parent Leadership Board, had three children involved, one of who was in the sinfonia. She offered those auditioning this year some advice. “It’s important to get the music in advance so your child is familiar with it and can practice,” she said. “I recommend that your child prepare with a pri-

vate instructor and know the scales. Scales are more important than they may realize,” Watkins admits. Once the orchestra musicians are selected, seating auditions will determine their chairs at the beginning but there may be challenges later in the season. Watkins helped organize a dozen community ‘run-out’ programs in the 2012-13 season. During these events, a group of youth musicians played in various community settings such as nursing homes and schools. “It’s an opportunity for kids to perform,” she said. “It also informs the community we have musicians performing at that level while helping to raise awareness and raise support.” The new PSYO season begins with string auditions on August 25 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Paducah Tilghman High School. The audition music is available online at www.paducahsymphony.org. Woodwind and percussion auditions will be held after marching band season and use district/all-state music. For more information on the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra and other PSO programs visit www.paducahsymphony.org, call 270-444-0065 or email info@paducahsymphony.org. Their office is located at 760 Broadway in Paducah and is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday when there on concert days. v

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Deciphering Neurodegenerative Diseases According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), neurodegeneration is the gradual death of brain and nerve cells. Neurodegenerative diseases have become a new point of focus for many people approaching their golden years as illnesses in this category are known to advance with age. Neurological diseases have no definite cause or cure, and are debilitating for people experiencing the illness as well as their families.

Dementia According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dementia isn’t a condition, but rather an umbrella term that defines the categorization of cognitive disorders. Dementia has a number of faces the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This condition, which has no exact cause or defined cure, has affected an estimated 5.1 million people in the United States (NIH). Some people in the early stages experience what is called mild cognitive impairment (MCI) while others have more severe memory loss and language inhibitions. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is another form of dementia that shares many symptoms with AD, yet the condition exhibits other defining gestures, such as drowsiness, hallucinations, being “spaced out” and jumbled speech.

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Ways to Cope with a Degenerative Condition If you are caring for a loved one that is living with a neurodegenerative disease, such as dementia and PD, here are ways you can make help alleviate the demands of the condition.

Be Resourceful Take advantage of the Information Age, as there is a wealth of information available online to assist you and your loved one through this trying path. • For more information about how you and your family can cope when afflicted by dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website find valuable resources and a chapter nearest you. (www.alz.org) • The National Parkinson Foundation has a wealth of resources and educational materials aimed at sharing the latest in PD treatment, research and awareness. (http://www.parkinson.org/)

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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 calendar@purchasefamilymag.com

AUGUST

Toys and Games. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Live on Broadway event. Music, inflatables, food/retail vendors. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Paducah. 270-444-8649. Evening Planetarium Show. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Planetarium. 8 p.m. $5/$3. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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Star Party. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Observatory. 9 p.m. Call 270924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast. Julian Carroll Convention Center, Paducah. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. 270-443-1746.

SUNDAY 4:

Storytime on the Wild Side. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

FRIDAY 2: Hummingbird Weekend. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. Special programming all weekend. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Emancipation Celebration. Hotel Metropolitan. August 2 – 3. Time: TBD. www.thehotelmetropolitan.org

SATURDAY 3: Dorcas Day, a free clothing give-away. 9 a.m. - noon. Broadway church of Christ, 2855 Broadway, Paducah, KY. Family Life Center. Questions: 443-6206. Special Olympics of Kentucky Region 1 Softball Tournament. Paducah. www.soky.org Hummingbird Weekend. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. Special programming all weekend. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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Hummingbird Weekend. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. Special programming all weekend. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Don’t Fence Me In. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

MONDAY 5: TUESDAY 6: Totally Tubular Turtles. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org “Living in Harmony with Nature.” Toolbox Classes hosted by Purchase Area Master Gardeners. 5 p.m. Free. McCracken County Extension Office. Call to register: 270-554-9520. Parents as Teachers of Christian Homeschool (P.A.T.C.H.) hosts its first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year. Heartland Worship Center. 6 p.m. We will be introducing our new school board, featuring informational groups for newcomers, and hosting various vendors.

WEDNESDAY 7: Off the Shelf Book Discussion. Dry Grass of August. McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net


Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration. August 7 – 11. Various venues. 270-444-6583.

THURSDAY 8: Paducah Symphony Children and Youth Chorus Auditions. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church. Reptiles & Amphibians. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Riverfront Concert Series. Wilson Stage, Paducah. 6 PM. Free. www.paducahalliance.org Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Market House. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com

FRIDAY 9: Registration for the Lourdes Foundation 14th Annual Charity Golf Open. Hosted by Country Club of Paducah on August 26. Tee times at 7:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Registration until August 10 by calling (270) 444-2205 or visit www.eLourdes.com. 48-Hour Film Project. Maiden Alley Cinema. www.48hourfilm.com Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Market House. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com

SATURDAY 10: Corn-hole Tournament. Ft. Massac. 9 a.m. For more info visit www.metropolistourism.com or call 618-524-5025. Free ACT exam and Consultation Day. 9 a.m. – noon. McCracken County Public Library. Kenny Woods’ Gun Show. Paducah Expo Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.rkshows.com Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Predator vs. Prey. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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Stripping and Twisting: Dark-fired Tobacco Workshop. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. $25. Registration limited. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Dark-fired Tobacco. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Graves County CASA Benefit Concert. Trinity Church Grounds, Hickory, KY. 6PM, local acts and free food; 7 PM concert with Rob Crosby (Nashville artist & musician). Donations accepted. Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Market House. 7:30 p.m. www.mhtplay.com

SUNDAY 11: Bikes on Broadway. 4th – 17th Streets. 1-4 p.m. Paducah. www.bikeworldky.com

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Woodworking. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Sense-sational Sunday. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Kenny Woods’ Gun Show. Paducah Expo Center. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.rkshows.com Special Olympics of Kentucky State Golf Tournament. Lindsey Golf Course, Ft. Knox. 3 p.m. shotgun start. Contact Camille Allen at 800-633-7403 or via e-mail atcallen@soky.org.

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EVENTS CALENDAR Churn Your Own Butter Workshop. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. $20. Registration limited. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Red Wolves. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

WEDNESDAY 14: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

THURSDAY 15: Super Shredder Thursday. Paducah Bank, Strawberry Hills Branch. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Truly Talon-ted. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

The West Kentucky Community and Technical College GED graduation ceremony. 6:00 p.m. Clemens Fine Arts Center. For more information about the McCracken County Adult Education program at WKCTC call (270) 534-3451 or stop by the center, which is located in the Anderson Technology Building, room 111, 8:00AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday.

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Batman. Maiden Alley Film Brew. Doors open at 6 p.m.; film begins at 7 p.m. Intermission of beer and snacks. www.maidenalleycinema.org Evening Upstairs: 175th Anniversary of Kentucky’s Trail of Tears. McCracken County Library, 555 Washington St. 7 PM. 270.442.2510 • mclib.net Batman. Maiden Alley Cinema Film Brew Series. 7 p.m. www.maidenalleycinema.com

FRIDAY 16: Classic Waxx Concert. Traders Mall, Paducah. 7 – 10 p.m. www.tradersmallfleamarket.com

SATURDAY 17: Ride Across Kentucky. Ride begins at 8 AM. 108-mile trek. For questions or to sign-up, call 270-442-0751 or www.bikeworldky.org Greater Paducah Men’s & Ladies’ Amateur Golf Championships. www.paxtonpark.com Bristol’s Bridal Expo. Paducah Convention Center. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 270-408-1346. 28th Western Kentucky/Southern Illinois Control Line Stunt Championships (WKSI). McCracken County Model Airplane Park, 501 County Park Road. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. WKSI is open to spectators. Bring folding chairs due to limited seating. Grilled food will be available at noon time on each day for a small donation. Fun for the entire family! Call Contest Director Allen Brickhaus at 618-841-0089 for more information. Marina Day. Green Turtle Bay. Family Fun at the Bay. Fireworks at dusk. www.greenturtlebay.com Our Native Venomous Snakes. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org In Loving Memory. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 – 3 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Nature’s Top Model. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Coal Train Railroad. Special Jazz Program for Children. McCracken County Public Library. 1 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122. American Girl Book Club – Kirsten. McCracken County Public Library. 3 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

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Big Brown Truck Pull Benefit for Special Olympics. Downtown After Dinner event. For information or to register your team, contact Candace Thompson at 502-326-5002 or via e-mail at cthompson@soky.org. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. 6 PM. Carson Center. www.thecarsoncenter.org

SUNDAY 18: 28th Western Kentucky/Southern Illinois Control Line Stunt Championships (WKSI). McCracken County Model Airplane Park, 501 County Park Road. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. WKSI is open to spectators. Bring folding chairs due to limited seating. Grilled food will be available at noon time on each day for a small donation. Fun for the entire family! Call Contest Director Allen Brickhaus at 618-841-0089 for more information.

Paducah International Raceway USA World 50. www.paducahracing.com

SATURDAY 24: Community Street Fair to celebrate the 50th anniversary season of Market House Theatre. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fun booths for kids. Market House Museum will be open free to the public during the street fair, and other Market Square businesses such as Yeiser Art Center and Maiden Alley Cinema will be participating. Other sponsors, including Kirchoff’s Bakery, Harmony Road Music, the National Quilt Museum, Paducah Bank, the Carson Center and Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine will be helping with the event. Processing Flax. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Rag Dolls. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 2 – 4 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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

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

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

MONDAY 19:

Bugs for Brunch: Insect-Eating Animals. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

TUESDAY 20: Animal Meet and Greet. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 11:30 a.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

WEDNESDAY 21: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

THURSDAY 22: Crazy for Carrion. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Lake Barkley Paddle Trip. Meet at Land Between the Lakes, Taylor Bay. 3 – 7 p.m. $30/canoe or bring your own canoe/kayak for $15. Snacks included. For intermediate – advanced paddlers. To reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Maiden Alley Cinema Birthday Bash and Costume Party. 7 p.m. Shandie’s. Live music, great food & costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite movie character from any era and win movie-related prizes.

SUNDAY 25: Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

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

FRIDAY 23:

Wizard of Oz Party. Costume contest, games & crafts. McCracken County Public Library. 3 p.m. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

Travis Tritt. 7:30 PM. Carson Center. www.thecarsoncenter.org

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EVENTS CALENDAR Woodworking. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. Free with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra String Auditions. 2 – 5 p.m. Paducah Tilghman. Audition music available at www.paducahsymphony.org.

MONDAY 26: Lourdes Foundation 14th Annual Charity Golf Open. Hosted by Country Club of Paducah on August 26. Tee times at 7:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Registration until August 10 by calling (270) 444-2205 or visit www.eLourdes.com. Practical Life Skills Workshop: Harvesting/Preserving. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 1 p.m. $25. Reservations required with full deposit. Ideal for home educators. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

TUESDAY 27: Story Hour Resumes at the McCracken County Public Library. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Baby and Me Resumes at the McCracken County Public Library. 11 a.m. Call: 270-442-2510. Alligator Snapping Turtles. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Free Family Law Clinic. McCracken County Public Library. 4-6 PM. Pre-registration is encouraged for personalized help, but is not required. To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 442-5518. Held the last Tuesday of each month. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office. McCracken County Extension Office County-Wide Annual Meeting. 6 p.m. First Christian Church. Catered meal: $12, from the Parlor. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 28: Dinnertime & Nooning. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with HP admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

THURSDAY 29: What in the World is a Whistle-Pig? Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 2:15 p.m. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

FRIDAY 30: SATURDAY 31: The Homeplace Trades Fair. Land Between the Lakes, Homeplace. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Also, on September 1. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Paducah Symphony Adult Chorus Auditions. By appointment 11 a.m. – noon. www.paducahsymphony.org Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Princess Tea Party. Graves County Middle. 2-4 p.m. $25/adult + child. $15/additional sibling. Meet Disney princesses, enjoy a tea party & nail painting. Every little princess will receive a princess gift bag, a crown, an autograph book, and a princess tea cup. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Louisville. Advance reservations and payment are required by August 23rd and are limited to the first 50 children. For information and reservations, please visit http://gcmsprincessteaparty.blogspot.com Summer Finale. Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. All-day activities. Free program with admission. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Sunset Canoe Trip. Meet at Land Between the Lakes, Nature Station. 5:30 – 8 p.m. $25/canoe. To reserve your space, call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org Evening Planetarium Show. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Planetarium. 8 p.m. $5/$3. Call 270-924-2020 or www.lbl.org

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Star Party. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond Observatory. 9 p.m. Call 270924-2020 or www.lbl.org

Whitehaven Welcome Center – I-24, exit 7. Tours 1 – 4 PM daily, Tours every half hour, daily 1:30 – 4 PM. FREE. 554-2077.

SEPTEMBER 2: Labor Day Celebration at Ft. Massac. 2 – 8 p.m. Bands & food. Free & open to the public. For more info visit www.metropolistourism.com or call 618-524-5025

Religious Services & Meetings:

SEPTEMBER 28: Graves County High School Athletic Department will once

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church - 270-554-5256 or 270-443-7787 amazinggracelutheranpaducah.org unbridledword@yahoo.com

again bring back to Graves County High School the star’s of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The event will include a speaking engagement about Faith and Family with A & E’s Duck Dynasty Stars, Willie Robertson and his wife Korie, with two of their children Sadie and John Luke. Tickets will go on sale on www.iTickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324. The link is http://www.itickets.com/events/308031.html $20$50/ticket with group rates available for purchases of 10. With this event, any $10 ticket enters to win a Corporate Sponsorship package that includes a Meet and Greet with all of the stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. For more information about the event or for Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Graves County High School Athletic Director Doug Gloyd at 270-674-4884 or 270-217-2778 or by e-mail atdoug.gloyd@graves.kyschools.us

Meets at House of Hope, 2025 Clarkline Road SUNDAY Service: 10 AM

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

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: AUGUST 1: Autumn Show at PAPA Gallery. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.thepapagallery.com AUGUST 8 – 10: Magnificent Machine Applique and More with Pat Holly. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

AUGUST 17: Yeiser Art Center Opening Reception. 5 – 7 p.m. www.theyeiser.org THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9: 11th Quilt Japan. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org

THROUGH OCTOBER 8: From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org SECOND SATURDAYS Gallery Walk . Visit Lowertown’s great galleries and studios on the second Saturday. 12PM – 8 PM. Apprenticeship for Artists. Ages 13+. Ongoing. Paducah Parks Department. 444-8508. Glass Artisan Guild. Meets in Murray and is open to all. For information, contact Judi Little at 270-436-5132 or visit www.artisanglassguild.com. Meets the 2nd tue at 6PMUsually at the Murray Transit Center- but we also meet in members studios for special projects and demonstrations. Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city"s important role during the Civil War. Call 1-800-PADUCAH for more. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings, Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151. National Quilt Museum. 215 Jefferson Street. For more, call 442-8856. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are free. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance. Paducah Railroad Museum - 200 Washington Street. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 AM – 4 PM or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com. Paducah Railroad Museum – 200 Washington St. Wed. – Fri.: Noon - 4p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. $5/adult; $2/child, ages 12 years and under. 270-9086451. www.paducahrr.org River Discovery Center – 117 S. Water Street. Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Sunday 1 – 5 PM . $7 adults, $5 children (ages 3 - 12), $6 seniors 60 and over. 270-5759958. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum - 631 Kentucky Ave. Interpreting Paducah's & Western KY's roles in the Civil War. Fri/Sat Noon to 4PM; 10AM-4PM when riverboats in port; group tours by appt. Adults $3/child 6-12 $1/under 6 free 575-5477. The William Clark Market House Museum – 121 Market House Square. Mon – Sat 12 – 4 PM. $3 ages 12 and up, $1 ages 6 – 11, 443-7759

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EVENTS CALENDAR 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

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

Broadway Baptist Church 2435 Broadway

Sunday School: 10:00 AM; Worship Service: 11:00 Wednesday Service: 6:30 PM.

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

Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017

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

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401 www.bumc-paducah.org SUNDAY: Fellowship Time 9 AM. Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 AM. Worship 10:30 AM Youth group (grades 6-12) – 6 PM.Youth Activities, Sunday 6 PM. SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 WEDNESDAY 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

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AM;

Evening Service: 6

PM;

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AM,

Evening

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 www.gracechurchint.org SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM

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

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

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

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

Hillcrest Baptist Church - 270-217-2796 SUNDAY: Sunday School 9 AM, Services 10 AM and 5 PM. Hillcrest Preschool,

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Ledbetter United Methodist Church 200 Golden Meadow Drive, Ledbetter.

MONDAY - FRIDAY Family Movie Night , THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH HILLCREST PRESCHOOL, Monday - Friday

SUNDAY: Worship Service 9:30 AM; Sunday School 10:30 AM

House of Hope Ministries, 270-933-1069 www.hohmin.org, Pastor Michael Pryor

SUNDAY - 9:30 – 10:15 AM, Purpose Driven Life Class and Sunday School; 11 AM, Worship Service WEDNESDAY – 6:30 – 7:15 PM, Midweek Fill-up Service

Immanuel Baptist Church - 443-5306 www.ibcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Prayer, 9:00AM; Sunday School, 9:30AM; Worship, 10:45AM. MIX for Youth (Grades 6-12) - 4:00-6:00PM. WEDNESDAY: Shepherd's Table Dinner - Food served from 4:50-5:30PM. $4 for adults and $2 for children. JourneyKidz (Preschool Choir & Activities and Children's Choir & Handbells/Chimes) - 5:45-7:00PM Youth Group (Grades 6-12) 5:45-7:00PM. Prayer Meeting - 6-7PM. Choir Rehearsal - 7:05-8:15PM. Discipleship Groups: Current Groups: Faith & Fiction - Last THURSDAYS, 7:00PM. Thursday Morning Study Group - 6:30AM. Service Opportunities: Mission Meal for River City - 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

AM

Evening Service 6

PM.

Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 554-1441 www.loneoakfbc.org SUNDAY: Adult Sunday School, 7:30 AM; Morning Worship – 8:30 AM, 9:35 AM, & 11 AM; Sunday School – 8:30 AM & 9:45 AM; Evening Worship – 7 PM

WEDNESDAY: Children’s Mission Groups & Preteen Group– 5:45

PM; Youth– 6PM; Children’s Choirs & Prayer Meeting– 6:30 PM Adult Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal – 7:15 PM

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9 AM, Sonrise Servise 8 AM, Celebration Service Worship 10:15 AM, Youth Group 5 PM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6 PM, Bell Choir 6 PM, Chancel Choir 7 PM

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

AM,

Worship Service 10

AM.

(Holy

Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

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

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

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

Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 618-564-2616 SUNDAY: Sunday school 10 AM, Worship 11 AM, Evening worship 6 PM, Youth group 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible study 6:30 PM, Junior youth group 6:30 PM Contact:Bro. David LeNeave, contact@mscpchurch.com

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

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

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

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

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

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church- 554-0473 www.newhopecpchurch.org newhopecpchurch@hotmail.com • Pastor: Jeff Biggs Youth Pastor: Drew Gray Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Youth & Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Youth & KFC (KIDS FOR CHRIST) 6:00 PM Adult Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM Monday Night Females- 2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH

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

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

Olivet Baptist Church - 442-3267 email: office@obcpaducah.org

SUNDAY: 9 AM - Sunday School; 10 AM - Morning Worship, Kids Worship Time (ages 3 to K); 5:45 PM – Awana For Kids (ages 2 to 6th grade); 6:00 PM – Evening Worship; WEDNESDAY: 6:30 PM – Bible Studies for ages 2 through Adult

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

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

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

Reidland Baptist Church – 898-6243 rbaptist@bellsouth.net • www.reidlandbaptistchurch.org SUNDAY: 9:00AM Sunday School (classes for all ages), Morning Worship Service 10:10AM-11:30 AM; Children's Church (ages 4 to 3rd grade); 5:30 - 7 PM. Choir practice, Youth and children's programs and recreation; 6 - 7 PM Adult Bible Study. WEDNESDAY: 5-5:45 Evening Meal; 6-7: 45 PM, TeamKID: Ages 3 – 6th Grade; Youth Group; 6-7:45 PM, Nursery provided for all services and Sunday school. Adult Life University Classes; Prayer Service: 6:30 - 7:45 PM. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Mother’s Day Out Program. Ages 1-4.

Reidland Christian Church – 898-3904 www.reidlandchristian.org SUNDAY: 9:30 AM Sunday school; 10:30 AM Worship; 6 PM Bible study WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Family Meal; 7 PM Bible study for children/adults .

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

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

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.

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

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

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – 442-8294

Reidland United Methodist

SUNDAY: 9:30 AM, Worship

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.

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343

SUNDAY: Worship, 8 & 10:45 AM; Bible study & Sunday School, 9:30 AM

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

The Lutheran Hour, Christian outreach radio program can be heard locally on WNGO 1320-AM and WKYX 570-AM each Sunday at 6PM Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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.

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

Spring Bayou Baptist Church- Kevil- 462-3014 www.springbayou.com

St. Thomas More Catholic Church - 534-9000 www.stmore.org

SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM; Morning Worship & WeeWorship - 10:45 AM; Awana Program - 5 PM; Evening Worship - 6 PM • WEDNESDAY EVENING, 7 PM.

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

Southland Baptist Temple - 270-444-9678 www.southlandbaptisttemple.com Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6

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 group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us

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

SUNDAY: 7 - 9 AM Topper's Gospel Show (WKYQ); 9:45 AM Sunday School; 10:45 AM

Mass Times: TUES: 6 PM. WED – FRI: 8 AM. SAT: 4:30 PM. SUN: 10 AM.

PM

Evening Service,

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

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

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

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Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634

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

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

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

United Church of Paducah – 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 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 - 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.

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

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

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

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

On-Going Community Events & Notices: Downtown Paducah Farmer’s Market is open! Leadership Paducah applications now available. Selection of class participants is conducted by the Leadership Paducah Foundation Board of Directors. Visit the Chamber’s website at www.paducahchamber.org or www.leadershippaducah.org or contact Stacy Thomas at the Paducah Chamber for an application form (270) 443-1746 or sthomas@paducahchamber.org. Deadline for application submission is Monday, May 13, 2013. DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book discussion for Salting Roses will be held Monday, March 18 at 1:00 PM The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. The discussion of The End of Your Life Book Club will be held on April 15 at 1:00 PM New members are welcome to attend our discussions. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699. DOWNTOWN BOOK CLUB. Paducah, Ky. Jo’s Baskets and Gifts, 404 Broadway. The book selection for April is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and discussion will be held on April 15 at 1:00 p.m. New members are welcome to attend. FREE. For inquires, contact Jo Zulkowsky-Cook at 270.444.7699. American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity. SECOND MONDAYS of every month. 6 PM Paducah-area chapter is looking for volunteers for disaster relief training. To support Ballard, Livingston & McCracken counties. Call 270-442-3575 for more information. Are you a “homebound” book lover? If you are elderly, critically ill, or temporarily unable to come to the McCracken County Public Library, you may be able to have the books come to you! The library is offering Homebound Service to those who qualify. Residents of Paducah and McCracken County can apply for the free service by calling the library and having an application sent to them by mail or by going on-line to www.mclib.net and clicking on the application site. Materials

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

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

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

MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email recyclenow.info@gmail.com. Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers (age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233. Civil Air Patrol - National Guard Armory, 8000 Hinkleville Road, , Tuesdays, 6 8:30 PM. Offering lessons in aviation and aerospace principles, along with teamwork and leadership training. Members often participate in rescue and disaster relief missions. $34 per year for youth; $61 for adults. For more info, call 270-3311750 or email kycap201@calldialog.net.

FREE GED Classes.WKCTC, 8:00 AM -4:30 PM at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at KY Oaks Mall. To register, call 270-534-3451. Fridays through June 20: Take a FREE official practice test at the Anderson Technical Building. Tests start at 8:30 AM. You can also take the GED FREE. Call to schedule a time. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 Neighbors Unifying Ballard County: MEETS THE 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 PM, at the Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway, LaCenter. UNBC is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county. Anyone interested in participating in community improvement is welcome. For more information, contact Elaine Jarvis, president at 270-665-5057. Find us on Facebook. Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Society is open Fridays, 9 AM until 4 PM. For more information contact, Murray Akers, 270-628-3203. Ballard County Cemetery Boad: Meets the first Thursday of each month, 4:30 Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preseve our old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270-210-3538. Like us on Facebook. Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week.

PM, at Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway in LaCenter, KY.

Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, and stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – noon and 1 – 4 PM. Call 270-442-6795. The Christian Art Center, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts". Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed. Contact Gretchen Smith, (270) 243-0444 or tallartist@hotmail.com McCracken County Animal Shelter. Monday through Saturday. 10 AM - 5 PM. 455 County Park Road, Paducah, KY. St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247. Bluegrass Downs - Harness Racetrack and Simulcast Outlet - Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday close at 7:30 PM, Concessions and Bar open daily. (270) 444-7117 Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618967-9601 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 Courthouse at 10 AM.

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Chapter building.

THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844.

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

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

SECOND THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact nancy.wallace@uky.edu

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.

Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30

442-3575.

PM.

TUESDAYs: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 AM and 1 PM.

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.

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.

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

MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 270-408-9292.

FRIDAYS: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM.

PM.

SUNDAYS: Family and Community Kitchen Meals/Fellowship. Noon - 1:00 PM at Broadway UMC (443-2401). 3 - 4:30 PM at St. Luke Aldersgate UMC (4428621). Free meal. No questions asked. MONDAY: River City Singles – Monday Evening Dance, Carroll Convention Center, 7–11 PM. $6. MONDAYS: Introduction to Social Ballroom Dancing. Paducah Dance Academy. 6 PM.

WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Workforce Computer Classes. . McCracken County Public Library Teen Tech Lab. Wednesdays 1 PM.. “1 on 1 at 1” Basic Computing Class. Fridays 3 PM, Job Search and Resume. For more, call 270-442-2510. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Workforce Computer Classes. McCracken

County Public Library Teen Tech Lab. 1 PM. Monday is "Basic Computing,” Wednesday is “Building a Resume,” Friday is “Searching for a Job Online.” For more, call 270-442-2510. TUESDAYS: Kids Eat Free & Craft Night. McAlister's Deli, 5021 Hinkleville Road.

SECOND TUESDAYS: Zonta Club of Paducah, 6:00 PM. Whaler’s Catch, 123 N. Second Street. Advancing the status of women world wide through service and advocacy. For more information, email President Lisa Hoppmann, lghoppmann@aol.com or call 270-366-6183 TUESDAYS: WKCTC Community Chorus. Clemens Fine Arts Building, Room 109 on the campus. 7 - 9 PM. Participation is FREE and anyone who loves choral singing is welcome to join. Contact Norman Wurgler at 270-534-3219. or by email at norman.wurgler@kctcs.edu. THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

THURSDAYS: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Public Library. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM Spring Hill Singles Ministry - Offering adult singles bible study at Ledbetter UMC. Join us for fun fellowship while learning about real issues that singles face. Childcare provided, and single parents are welcome. Our singles Bible study will start Thursday, 1-5-2012. For the most updated information, like us on Facebook as Spring Hill Ministries Paducah. You can also email springhillministries@hotmail.com.

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.

AUGUST 6: First Day of School, Graves County School System. AUGUST 7: First Day of School, Carlisle, Livingston & Marshall County School Systems.

AUGUST 8: First Day of School, Ballard County School System. AUGUST 9: First Day of School, McCracken County School System. AUGUST 12: First Day of School, Paducah City School System.

Camps, Classes & Education BEGINNING AUGUST 14- CLASSES ON MONDAYS – THURSDAYS: : Beginner group and advanced group piano classes (for ages 5-6, 6-7, 8-11, teens and adults). Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, Paducah, KY. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Allen at (270) 444-3669 or to view a schedule, visit www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah.

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Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-443-0217.

EVENTS CALENDAR BEGINNING AUGUST 26TH---CLASSES ON MONDAYS – FRIDAYS, MORNINGS, AFTERNOONS, AND EVENINGS: : Preschool classes for parents and children ages 3 – Kindergarten. Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, Paducah, KY. For more information, contact Amy Allen at (270) 444-3669 or to view a schedule, visit www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah.

BEGINNING AUGUST 26THTH---CLASSES ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS: 6-week sessions for Parents and Babies ages birth to 18 months, or Parents and Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, KY. For more information, contact Amy Allen at (270) 444-3669 or to view a schedule, visit www.harmonyroadpaducah.com. Like us on Facebook at Harmony Road Music School Paducah. 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

AUGUST 24: Kidz Day in the Arts. 10 - 3 PM. Free Activities for all ages. Free gallery admission all day. For information or questions, please contact Becky Glasby, Director of Education, by phone at 270-442-8856 x213 or by email at bglasby@quiltmuseum.org. AUGUST 29: Educators Reception. 3 - 6 PM.Discover innovative ways to bring art, design, and quilting into your classroom. For information or questions, please contact Becky Glasby, Director of Education, by phone at 270-442-8856 x213 or by email at bglasby@quiltmuseum.org. THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Kidney Optios Education Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 2 PM – 4 PM. Call 270-443-0217.

SELECT TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Your Guide to Joint Replacement classes. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. Thursday Classes are 1 – 3 PM. Tuesday Classes are 4 – 6 PM. Call for exact dates and to register. 270-444-2915. Kidney Options Education Class. 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 2-4

PM.

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

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

Zumba & Zumba Toning Classes-Tishaunda Fitness Contact 618-638-4180 for more information or www.tishaunda618.zumba.com. $5 per class or $30 for a VIP pass – unlimited Zumba for a month First Time Free! At Rowton Indoor Tennis Center • 5705 Old Highway 60 in Paducah • MONDAY AND WEDNESDAYS at 4:30 TUESDAYS at 5

EVERY TUESDAY: Ashes Smoking Cessation Classes. Classroom 4, Lourdes Hospital. 5 PM. Call 270-444-2808. 3 CONSECUTIVE MONDAYS IN EACH MONTH: Three week Childbirth Class. Borders Community Room, Marshall Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes. 6:00 PM – 8:00 270-444-2243.

PM, call for exact dates.

SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Breastfeeding Class. Rosenthal Room – 2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243. MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11

AM - 1 PM. Come play on inflatables, on the soccer field, even bring your tricycle to ride on our basketball court! Concessions open. Find out more at 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, 331-2987 or at philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

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

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

WEDNESDAYS: Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:30 PM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858, 331-2987 or at philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

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

AUGUST 5 (MONDAY): Stroke Support Group. Meeting Room A, Baptist Heart Center Conference Room, Baptist Health, Paducah. 3-4:30 PM. This group provides support for stroke survivors and their caregivers, family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Contact Deb Welsh at 270-415-7697 to register

AUGUST 12 (MONDAY) AND AUGUST 14 (WEDNESDAY). Diabetes Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Call 270-575-2918 for more information. AUGUST 5 AND 12 (MONDAY) AND AUGUST 3 (SATURDAY): Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 5 PM – 8 PM Monday, 9 AM – 3 PM Saturday. Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Call 270-575-2229 to register.

AUGUST 8 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270-575-2229 for info.

AUGUST 13 & 20 (TUESDAY): Smart Beginnings Childbirth Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors’ Office Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. 4-6 PM. Free class for pregnant teens or non-traditional family unit to help the labor and delivery process. Phone: 270-575-2229 to register. AUGUST 26 (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. AUGUST 26 (MONDAY): Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office

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

AUGUST 27: Girl Talk. 4-6 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctor’s Building 2, Baptist Health – Paducah. Call 270-575-2229 to register. Kidney Options Education Class. 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. 2-4 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-443-0217. Your Guide to Joint Replacement class. 2ND THURSDAYS, 1-3 PM. 4th Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2916.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 7:00 PM. Western Kentucky Adult Volleyball Club has competitive games weekly. Play is co-ed on a men’s net and divided into A, B, C divisions as participation allows. Games/meetings focused on improving individual skills and team play. For more email wkvballclub@gmail.com MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton Tennis Center. Mon. & Wed. - 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tues. – 5 - 6 p.m. $5 for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month. 270-444-8363.

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

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: Weekday Road Rides. EVERY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY when the temperature is above 40 and the roads are dry. Meet at Family Video Store, 414 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY. 6 AM. Ride is for 60 to 74 minutes and there is a different route for each day of the week. Pace varies depending on who shows up. Fridays are the most laid back and best for first timers. Lights needed during months when sunrise is later than 6 AM. Contact Hutch at 270-442-0751 or hutch@bilekeworldky.com. Zumba with Tishaunda at Rowton - MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 4:30-5:30 PM and TUESDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM Just $5. for drop-ins or $30 for the complete month.

MONDAYS: Dodgeball League. 6:30

PM.

Paducah Recreation Center through

December only. 270-444-8508.

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

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

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Yoga.9:00 AM. Paducah Recreation Center. 270-444-8508. MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY – Zumba With Tishaunda. Community of Christ Church, 718 Market Street, Metropolis, IL. 5:30 PM Monday and Thursday, 10:30 Saturday. $3 per class www.tishaunda.webs.com 618-638-4180

AM

TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30

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

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

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 6:15 PM. 270-554-8224. MONDAY – THURSDAY. Walking Club. Meet at Picnic Shelter 10 in Noble Park. M, W, 5 – 6 PM. Tu, Th, 12 – 1 PM. FREE.

Walk-In To Better Healthcare

Conveniently located one block east of Hannan Plaza on Jackson Street Anyone can walk-in at QuickCare for quick and competent medical treatment. QuickCare offers lab services for patient convenience.Your wait time will be minimal and you’ll receive

QuickCare PADUCAH, KENTUCKY

the best healthcare available. 270-444-8000 | www.quickcarepaducah.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR MONDAY – FRIDAY: Afterschool Martial Arts Sessions. Hwang’s Martial Arts. School dismissal – 5:30 PM. During the school year. 908-6670 or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net www.hwangs-martialarts.com MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: Jazzercise Classes. 33420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For more, call 270-210-1044. MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Karate Kidz Prep Beginners (Ages 7-8), Future Kidz Beginners (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Intermediates (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Advanced (Ages 5-6), Karate Kidz Beginners (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Beginners (Ages 13+), Black Belt Class, TurboKick Fitness (Ages 16+) 7PM. Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Xtreme Martial Arts (Ages 8+), Karate Kidz Prep Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 7-8), Karate Kidz Intermediates/ Advanced (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Intermediates/Advanced (Ages 13+), Adult Kickboxing (Ages 16+). Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Pickleball. Paducah SportsPlex. 10:30 a.m. both days, and again at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays only. 270-554-PLEX or www.PlexSports.net TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Rocking Flow Yoga with Amy. Arcadia Methodist Church. 5:30 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAYS: Beginners Mid East Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 2. 5 PM. 270444-8508.

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAYS: Kingsway Skateland 6:30 - 10 PM. $6. FRIDAY: Extreme Martial Arts classes 4:30 – 5:30PM. Future Kidz Makeup Class, 5PM; Lil' Dragons & Karate Kidz Prep Makeup Classes, 5:30; Karate Kidz

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Makeup Class, 6PM; Dynamic TKD Regular Class (13&Up), 6:30PM. Circuit Training. 6 PM. Hwang’s Martial Arts. 908-6670. www.hwangs martialarts.com

SATURDAYS: Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 9:00 AM. 270-554-8224. SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com. SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 1 PM – 2 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

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

PM.

$6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1,

Speed/Inline $3.

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

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

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

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

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Hot Lunches - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 AM. Donation : $2. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579 MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Exercise Classes for Seniors - PaducahMcCracken County Senior Center. 10-11 AM. 443-8579 MONDAY - FRIDAY: Water Aerobics. Brooks Indoor Pool, Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway. 10 AM. $25 per month. Call 270-443-1778 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

Child Care:

Listings of non-profit groups providing family oriented services

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

Adoption/Foster Care:

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

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

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Child Protection/ Crisis Services:

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

Children’s and Teen Groups:

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

Education Groups:

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


Center for Gifted Studies. Alexander Hall, Murray State University. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the School Psychology program, and other College of Education programs to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region. Its services include professional develoPMent programs for teachers, regional and international enrichment opportunities for gifted students during the academic year and summers, and informational and assessment services to parents. For more, contact Dr. Joy Navan, 270809-2539 or joy.navan@coe.murraystate.edu. C.H.A.M.P, Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com. Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, and fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. To find out more call 270-908-1619. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site encourages area residents to volunteer at the park. Wickkliffe Mounds is a preservation of a Native American village dating to 11 AD. The park has a volunteer program and is searching for people who are interested in museums, history, archeology, education and Native Americans. Activities include tour guiding, educational programs, greeting visitors, outdoor landscaping and other help. Contact the Park Manager Carla Hildebrand at 270-335-3681 wickliffemounds@ky.gov Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery, children’s activities, planetarium programming and more. Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon – 1 PM. For information, contact Danette Humphrey, 442-5172

teach you about the magic and beauty of life. Volunteers are needed in Ballard, Caldwell, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, and McCracken counties. If interested, contact Susan Mason at 1-800-870-7460 or 270-415-3640. Now & Beyond: Grief Support Group for Widows and Widowers. 2ND FRIDAYS Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 6 – 8 PM. Led by Pat Pitchford. 270-8988796 or 270-534-4200.

EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS). Healthy Grieving Group. Paducah Lourdes Hospice Office, Hipp Buildingm Jackson Street 5 PM. 1ST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Grief Support Lunch: Luke's Truckstop, Arlington. 11:30 AM. Contact Leah Fondaw, lfondaw@lourdes-pad.org. 270-415-3607. FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. Men’s Coffee Grief Education and Support Group. Bob Evans Restaurant, Paducah. 8 AM. Call for info 270-4153632. Bariatric Support Group. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. 6 PM. Call 270-251-4169. Survivors of Suicide: support group for anyone whose life has been touched by the

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

Multi-service Providers:

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

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.

birth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis.

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.

Crisis Management

Kentucky Regional Poison Center - Kosair Children’s Hospital. 1-800-222-1222 The Merryman House. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center provides free services to all victims of domestic violence, including shelter for those in need. All of the following services are offered FREE of charge. Some of our services include individual counseling, court advocacy, support groups, referral services, hospital advocacy, outreach services, and housing counseling. Though the shelter is located in Paducah, we provide outreach services for area counties. Our toll free crisis number is 1-800-585-2686 or (270) 443-6001. Our email address is merrymanhouse@ hcis.net. All services are completely confidential. Paducah Lifeline Ministries. Counseling and help for life-controlling addictions. Call 443-4743. 2801 Morgan Lane Paducah, KY Chapter of Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - 800-SUICIDE (800-2433), 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).zackshope.com For military and their families: www.operationhomefront.org

Loss:

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

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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 St. Nicholas Free Clinic. St. Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care to working individuals and families who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care The St. Nicholas Family Clinic offers medical services to Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Southern Illinois. Open to the public Tuesday Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Drop by, call 270-415-0467, or email anita@stnicholasfamilyclinic.com. St. Vincent de Paul Budget Store. We are a volunteer based ministry that sells used clothing, furniture and other goods at a minimal charge to the community and in turn uses the proceeds to help those less fortunate through the Help Line. Help is offered based on need, regardless of religious affiliation or income. The Budget Store serves the public 5 days a week (Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 3 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM). VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have regarding our services. Budget Store phone number: 270-442-9351; Help Line phone number: 270-575-1008; E-mail address: stvincentpaducah@yahoo.com Four Rivers Behavioral Health. Provides service in the areas of mental health, develoPMental disabilities, and substance abuse. Consulting and employee assistance available. Serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken. 24-hr. crisis hotline, 1-800-592-3980. Call the office, 442-7121, to find out more. Martha's Vineyard. A ministry that prepares meals and delivers them to the less fortunate in our area weekly. If you would like to volunteer please call Martha at 575-0021. Donations may be sent to : Martha's Vineyard • 1100 N. 12th Street • Paducah KY 42001 Ballard County Community Food Pantry. St. Mary's Catholic Church, 662 Broadway, LaCenter. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 AM to 12 noon for food distribution and to receive non-perishable donations. Need spaghetti'os, soups, vegetables, crackers, etc. For more, call the church at 270-665-5551.

Miscellaneous:

Art Parties. Invite an artist to come to your place or have the party at ours. The artist will do live demonstrations, paint faces, and lead kids in a super fun art activity. Call Gretchen Smith at 270-243-0444 or email tallartist@hotmail.com. Art Guild of Paducah. FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 6 PM. McCracken County Public LibraryFor more info, call Carol at 270-554-4803 or 270-210-1465, or Melanie at 270-331-3087. Senior Pastor Bible Study. Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM at Broadway United Methodist Church. Come and bring a friend. You do not have to be a member of Broadway UMC to participate. 443-2401. Citizens Against Drug Dealers and Drug Abuse (C.A.D.D.) Working toward a drugfree McCracken County with education, prevention, and resources for families. 1st Thursdays; 6:30 PM. Milburn Chapel Church, West Paducah. For info., 554-9429. Dream Factory Volunteer Meetings - US Bank Bldg. 4TH & Broadway. 5TH floor. Interested in helping or donating? Janice Harris, 441-7611 www.dreamfactory.com Hearts for Babies. The group makes layettes for under-privileged and single moms in need and their new babies. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month from 10 AM – 2 PM at Lone Oak First Baptist Church, Room C 200. Come and join our fun group. We knit, crochet, quilt and sew! For more, call Nelly Sullivan at 270-554-3818 Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM, brilliant minds young and old, put their wits to the test at Etcetera coffee house Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art, 212 Broadway. Paducah Kennel Club. Meetings are the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

(EXCLUDING JUNE, WHEN THE MEETING IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE DOG SHOW) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annually for an individual, $45 for a family, and $5 for Junior Membership. There are ongoing conformation and puppy socialization classes, obedience classes, and agility classes. The club also offers Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International Testing. For more, visit www.paducahkennelclub.com Paducah Photographer's Club. Meets FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH. Broadway Baptist Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A diverse group of people with one common interest: photography. Whether you're a new hobbyist or full time professional, our club offers the opportunity to learn, share, network and form new friendships! Yearly membership dues only $20. For more info, contact bonni.littleton@gmail.com

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McCracken County Genealogical & Historical Society. 2ND WEDNESDAYS. McCracken County Public Library. 1:30 PM. Contact Marjory Heyduck at 554-0878. Programs include local speakers. New members welcome.

Parenting Support:

La Leche League of Kentucky- All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Meetings 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 10 AM, 160 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah. Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. www.breastfeedinghelppaducah.blogspot.com MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30AM on 1ST & 3RD

THURSDAYS FROM JANUARY THROUGH MAY. If you’re a mother of a preschooler, you’ve got your hands full….and we know how you feel! Get connected in MOPS. There are limited spots available for childcare so please call ahead. 554-1441. They also meet one Sunday a month, 5 - 7 PM. Please call for specific dates. Moms in Touch prayer support for Concord Elementary School. Call Kelly Hudspeth, 744-0800 NINO – Nine months in; nine months out. Provide infant sling & carrier information & support. 3rd Mondays. 10:30AM. McCracken County Library. For more information, contact Jill Tanner, 349-3806 or email thenaturalbaby@gmail.com

Paducah Business and Professional Women (BPW) Meets second Tuesday of each month for dinner. 6 PM, Grace Episcopal Church. For information, call Merryman Kemp at 270-442-7636 or Pat Moriarty at 270-853-2580. Paducah-Kentucky Lake Chapter of the International Society of Administrative Professionals. Meetings are the THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. For more, call Christy Poindexter at 270-575-6624. www.geocites.com/paducahkylake. Paducah Lions Club The oldest Lions Club in Kentucky, they meet TUESDAYS at noon for lunch and presentations by guest speakers at the Carson Center. Paducah Newcomers' Club: Monthly meetings are held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details. Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup: Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details. Paducah Rotaract Club. First MONDAY of the month at 6 PM. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. A group for young professionals 18 – 30 years old focused on helping others.

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

Social and Professional Groups:

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

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com. Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets MEETS 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY mornings for breakfast at Parker’s Drive Inn Restaurant, 2921 Lone Oak Road, 7 AM. We welcome visitors and potential members. Breakfast is open to visitors on the first Wednesday of every month. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Paducah County Club. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, jessicakoverdan@kyfb.com.

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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 Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center. Paducah Singles Connection - TUESDAYS, 7 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. All single adults are welcome to this group, which emphasizes positive fellowship and social interaction based on the Christian lifestyle. They neither encourage nor discourage dating among members. The goal is to encourage, with love and support, those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem, tolerance and understanding. South Paducah Kiwanis - 1640 South 6th Street, THURSDAYS from 7 - 8 PM. The club invites members to this weekly meeting. The group's mission: serving the children of the world, one at a time. Toastmasters Club meets every THURSDAY at The Pasta House, 451 Jordan Dr,. Paducah, KY. Noon - 1PM. Afraid to speak in public? Learn to speak powerfully in an exciting, fun environment. Visitors are always welcome. Call Clay Campbell 270-703-2700 for more info. Zonta Club of Paducah - 5:30 PM, SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH at Whaler's Catch restaurant. It’s always a fun night when this group of women executives and professionals gathers to work together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more, call 270-575-3444.

Special Needs:

H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center currently has open enrollment for riders with special needs.Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Located at Carson Park, Paducah. Please visit our website for an enrollment package. www.horsesinc.org or call us at 270-437-3881. Easter Seals West Kentucky offers a range of therapies including speech, physical and occupational therapy services to children who qualify regardless of income. If you know a child who would benefit from these services or needs additional services above what they are already receiving, please call Tara Beyer at 270-444-9687.

Easter Seals West Kentucky Adult Day Care has openings. Our program is ideal for seniors and special needs adults who are unable to be monitored during the day by a primary caregiver or simply need daily interaction in a safe, social group setting. In addition to activities, we offer meals and personal care. Caring nursing staff is also available to help monitor or assist with certain health or medical needs. Please contact Lisa Delaney at 270-442-2001 for more information. FEAT of Western Kentucky. Families for Effective Autism Treatment. Easter Seals Child Development Center. featofwky@ gmail.com Marshall County Special Olympics. Marshal County Special Olympics. The group holds their monthly meeting at the Woodmen of the World building in Benton, 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM. For more, call Brian and Melissa Collier, 270-227-5225. Marshall Country Exceptional Center Case Management and Adult Day Training. For more information for Case Management call Lindsey Wall at 270-5273101. For more information for Adult Day Training, call Diana Wall at 270-527-1327. Down Syndrome Association of Western Kentucky is a resource group for families, friends, &individuals with Down syndrome. 6:30-8 PM on the third Monday of each month at the Heartland Worship Center in Paducah, Kentucky. For more, call Lana Dockery, phone number 270-564-0949, and email ldockery@comcast.net

Support Groups:

Alzheimer’s Support Group. 3RD THURSDAYS. Noon – 1:30 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-534-9173. Alzheimer’s Support Group. Paducah Care & Rehabilitation Center, 501 N. 3rd Street in Paducah. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. 4:30 PM. Call Felicia Williams or Katina Wilson at 270-444-9661 for additional information. Cancer Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7:00 PM. First Christian Church of Paducah. Call 270-443-8251 for more information. THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH: Look Good…Feel Better by American Cancer Society. Open to all women with cancer who are undergoing treament. 6 PM to 8 PM. Suite 403, Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Call ACS at 270-444-0740. Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. Advanced Bariatric Surgery of Paducah Support Group. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. 270-444-2335 Caregiver Support Group – THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. Legacy Personal Care Home, 4747 Alben Barkley Drive. 6 PM. FREE respite care is provided. For more information, please call Carrie Gottschalk Singler, 270-534-0620. Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK). support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTHat the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield, KY. Both meetings are from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. FREE childcare provided.

Bariatric Support Group. FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. For more information about participating with this group, call 270-251-4169. Brain Injury of Kentucky Support Group Baptist Health - Paducah,

Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452. Breast Cancer Support Group. 2ND TUESDAYS. 6 p.m. Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Women’s Health and Wellness Center, Suite 403. For more information, call 270-442-1310. Cancerport - the Breast Cancer Support Group. Women's Health and Wellness Center at Lourdes Medical Pavilion. Contact Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310. Cancer Support Group – First Christian Church. 443-8251 Celebrate Recovery. Heartland Worship Center's Youth Building. FRIDAYS AT 7 PM. Are you struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups such as depression, insecurity, anger, overeating or chemical dependency? Open the door to change and find freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. For more, call 270-534-1400, ext. 260. Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. Call 444-8073 or 554-5977. Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 6 PM. Jackson Purchase Medical Center, Private Dining Room. Special guests are planned to

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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 find freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. For more, call 270-534-1400, ext. 260. Celiac and Gluten-Intolerant meetings. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 5PM. Chiropractic Works, Metropolis. Next meeting is NOV. 5TH. These meetings are free to anyone who has Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or wanting to learn the life style. If you have any questions, call 618-524-8300. Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. 1ST THURSDAYS AT 7PM. Call 443-4648 or 519-8670. Colitis and Crohn’s Support Group. 1ST THURSDAYS. 7

PM - 8:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion. Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-4530.

Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 6 - 7 PM. New topic presented every month. For questions, contact: Western Baptist Hospital at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. Diabetes Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6 PM. Community Conference Room, Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Participants share in a diabeticfriendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC. Epilepsy Support Group. SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, 6 - 7 PM in the West Kentucky Epilepsy Center at the Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Free and open to the public. Call 270-762-1566 for more information. Fibromyalgia Support Group. 6 - 7 PM. THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Birk Grove Life Centre (5150 Village Square Drive.) Meetings are open to the public for women with Fibromyalgia. Phone 270-415-9575 for any questions. Hopeful Hearts 2ND THURSDAYS. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Women’s Center, Suite 210. For more information, call 270-444-2175. Lourdes Hospice. Behavioral Health Meeting Room (adjacent to the ER). EVERY MONDAY except holidays. 5 – 6:30 PM 270-415-3636. Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their fami-

lies. For more information, contact 217-2548, 519-4155, 210-3047 or ronda. cartwright @mccracken.kyschools.us L.I.F.E Community L.I.F.E-Saver Class - 523 N 12th Street. TUESDAYS, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. This class allows individuals to talk about any life-controlling issues and get support from the group. FREE. All are welcome. 575-3823. Lupus Support Group. Lourdes Hospital, Classroom 4. 6 PM, first Monday of every month. For more, call 270-210-9247. “Metamorphosis”: Lourdes Bariatric Program Support Group - For those who are interested or have undergone the gastric bypass procedure. 444-2444 N.AMI. Paducah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group for family members and persons affected by mental illness and their families. THURSDAYS, 7 – 8:30 PM. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 27th & Broadway. Nar-Anon Family Support Group. TUESDAYS, 6:30 PM. Lourdes Hospital Classroom 4. Join in on a weekly hour of anonymous friendship, support and information for people with family members and/or friends struggling with drug addiction. For more, call 444-6718 Overeaters Anonymous. MONDAYS. 7-9PM at at various members' homes. OA offers a fellowship of men and women who seek recovery -through a Twelve-Step program. No public, private, political, ideological, or religious affiliation. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. EVERYONE WELCOME! For more and weekly location, call 270556-8873. Overeaters Anonymous. Spiritual Program of Recovery – no weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-556-8873. Paducah Area Amputees in Action. 3RD THURSDAYS. 5:30 PM. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Borders Community Room. For more information, call 270-564-5879

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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 Parkinson’s Support Group. This group meets at Western Baptist Hospital in the 2nd floor Atrium Conference Room at 9:30 AM and at Lourdes Hospital in the basement, Classroom 4 at 10 AM. MEETINGS ARE EVERY OTHER WEEK. For exact meeting times and more information, please call 1-270-898-8031. Parkinson's Support Group. EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Board Room. For more information, call 270-898-8031. Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters. This resource is open to the public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group, call 270-442-1166. Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. MEETS FIRST MONDAYS, 11 AM – noon. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 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. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318. United Ostomy Association – Held at Western Baptist Hospital. Contact v

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by: Rick Epstein

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

Little Kids – Big Plans! “

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’m going to be a cat when I get big.” For my 3-year-old daughter Wendy, the question “What are you going to be when you grow up?” is completely open-ended. More recently she expressed a more moderate ambition, saying she wants to be “a beautiful lady who bakes pies and cakes.” And she will marry me. I hate to boast, but each of my daughters, at age 3 or 4, has had her eye on me as likely husband material. My wife Betsy, the only adult female who ever saw me that way, always says, “Sorry girls, he’s mine!” She says it in a spirited way, too, bless her heart. But what about a job? Wendy is intrigued by retail. She loves to play Button Store. She gets a big jar of mixed buttons, sorts them out by color, and I’m her customer. As I enter her shop, she greets me with professional aplomb: “Hello,” she says, “What can I do with you?” When we visit a real store, Wendy likes to pretend she’s the proprietor. She finds a place to sit and tells anyone who comes by, “Nothing’s for sale. The store is closed, so you have to leave.” In contrast to Wendy’s kaleidoscopic outlook, our oldest daughter, Marie, age 10, is focused like a laser. She has always wanted to be an artist, and she seems to have some ability. I’m trying to guide her toward a practical application, and she thinks maybe she’ll be an art teacher. I was trained in practicality by my dad; for most of my lifetime, he spoke to me largely in dire predictions, supported by newspaper clippings. Even his jokes had an air of grim reality. After a field-trip to a science museum, I told him, “Did you know: If Mars had enough water and oxygen, people could live there?” “Yeah,” he said, “It’d be just like Upstate New York; you could live there, but just try and find work there.” When I was a kid, Dad always warned that if I didn’t pay more attention to my studies, I’d end up as a “ditch-digger.”

I was a great one for digging holes, so it seemed a good trade to fall back on. My first choice was to be a cowboy. I thought it’d be fun to be among all those horses and cows and have gunfights. It looked like interesting work. I knew my parents would never let an 8-year-old have a real gun, so I asked them for guitar lessons. When they told me I was too young, I got discouraged and thought maybe I’d be a veterinarian. I loved animals, but I was a little afraid of them. Then, when I was 9, I saw a picture of young Teddy Roosevelt stuffing a bird in a Classics Illustrated comic book. As a taxidermist, I would be able to indulge my love of animals without being bitten, pecked or gored. I thought my big chance had come when some neighborhood kids found a dead fox. In a couple of days they were done playing with it, and I brought it home on a shovel. My mom wanted to encourage me, but the decomposing fox was unsuitable for anything except quick burial. I scouted field and forest for my next client, eventually finding a dead owl in perfect condition. Mom put it on ice, and we got a how-to book from the library, and a scalpel and some borax from the drug store. Step One was skinning it. I followed the

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instructions, but it was not like peeling a banana. The feathery hide was cut full of holes by the time I got it off. I buried the remains beside the fox. The same thing happened with the next two birds I found. Discouraged, I gave up trying to preserve dead animals, and concentrated on finding and burying them. I seemed to have a gift for grave-digging, so that became my new fall-back ambition, as I turned my attention toward other prospects. From reading the Hardy Boys mysteries, I knew detective work was fun, exciting and easy to get started in. So I trained myself by sneaking everywhere I went, and collecting cigarette butts and checking them for lipstick, the redder the better. My 7-year-old, Sally, also entertains a shifting array of possibilities, frequently deciding and re-deciding what she’ll be. Her type of agility, aggression and showmanship usually lead to a career in Roller Derby. But just now she wants to become a trapeze artist, a professional jump-roper, a librarian like her mom, or all three. Her job now is to imagine the possibilities and she’s doing it well. But someday, when she gets serious about her future, I hope she comes to me for guidance. Maybe I can get her to throw in with me and we’ll buy us a herd of long-horns. v Rick Epstein is a father and wrier and can be reached at rickepstein@yahoo.com.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

8th Annual Heart and Soul Art Celebration, and Auction

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aster Seals West Kentucky is getting ready for their 8th Annual Heart and Soul Art Celebration, and Auction. The individuals, staff, volunteers and supporters of Easter Seals of Western Kentucky (ESWKY) invites you to join them on August 24th, 2013 at Lower Town Paducah's, Walker Hall, located at 229 Madison Street. The Art Celebration and Auction is always a wonderful evening, and attracts a great turnout in support of Easter Seals. The event will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. and suggested attire is “cocktail casual”. Tickets are $30 per person. There will be musical entertainment provided by the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra and heavy hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Crystal Lukens, of Crystal’s Catering & More. As well as a silent auction, there will be a live auction with local auctioneer Chris Colson. The event is tailored to adults and alcoholic beverages are served. There is usually a wide cross section of the community in attendance that includes local politicians and community leaders. The evening will be hosted by Kenn Gray from the Ethan Allen Design Center and feature ESWKY artist Stephanie Gordon. The Annual

Heart and Soul Art Celebration, and Auction is sponsored by Peel & Holland, West KY Healthcare, Inc., Century 21 Service Realty, Systems Solutions of Paducah, Four Rivers HarleyDavidson, Hancock’s of Paducah, Barkley Regional Airport, Hampton Physical Therapy, Independence Bank. The art auction helps to finance some of the supplies for artists and members of the community who come to ESWKY to conduct workshops. These workshops and classes allow ESWKY clients to gain experience in different artistic mediums and techniques. Art is a great medium for expression, helps to builds confidence and allows the Easter Seals clients to express themselves. This is an important part of their therapy, especially for those with communication impairments. Interacting with local artists, and creating art of their own, is a favorite highlight for many of ESWKY’s clients. For additional information contact please contact April Dickman @ 270.444.9687 or achapman@eswky.com. You can also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ v ESWKY/Events.

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BOOK REVIEW

by: Leah Rogers

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook A practical book review

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s summer break winds to a close and the routines of school and work resume, you may be looking for ways to get back in a more structured routine at home as well. Housekeeping, meal-planning and general home organization seem to slide in our house during the season of summer vacations, swimming, camping and outdoor time. Now as the new school year begins, our family looks for ways to get back on track and organized, especially in the kitchen. Family meal time is so important in the fast pace we keep today. Research shows that families who eat together regularly communicate more effectively with one another, and children are less likely to succumb to temptations of drug and alcohol use. Carving out time between school, work, soccer practice, and homework can be quite a challenge, but with some planning and a bit of time, it can be done.

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Meal-Planning One of the simplest tools for organizing dinner is through meal-planning. Websites such as www.thebettermom.com and www.onceamonthmom.com offer helpful meal plans, recipes and shopping guides to get started. Scores of bloggers offer a weekly meal plan list on Mondays to kick off the week, like www.marathonmom.com or www.randomrecycling.com. Or, like several of my friends, a quick perusal of your own stash of cookbooks with pen and paper in hand may be just the inspiration needed to plan the week or even the month. One blogger and former Purchase Area Family Magazine contributing writer, Jessica Fisher (www.lifeasmom.com and www.goodcheap eats.com) has compiled a helpful cookbook to make-ahead and freeze meals, so there is no shortage of answers to the question, “What’s for dinner?”


Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers over 200 freezer-friendly recipes organized by main ingredient category, like beef, chicken, pork, meatless, soups, pizza, breads & desserts. Each recipe offers helpful packaging suggestions and freezing instructions. By setting aside a couple of hours or a whole day, the home cook can make-ahead meals for busy weeknights and take out much of the guesswork. Fisher, herself, sets aside a time every four to six weeks to create the meals needed for her family of eight. Quite honestly, my previous attempts at freezer cooking have come up short. Lots of time, effort and someone else’s recipes can be a bad combination. My husband is suspicious of foods that were prepared weeks earlier, and we’re not big fans of casseroles and all things mixedtogether. So, knowing that about my family, I had my reservations about a cookbook that was filled with the foods and meals we tend to steer away from. However, looking through the meal plans, and reading advice on making it my own, proved helpful. In the introductory pages, Fisher outlines ten different plans for preparing multiple dishes in anywhere from a couple of hours to a whole day. I especially liked how flexible her plans were. She also offers a wealth of help by outlining the grocery list for each meal, as well as helpful hints on saving more time through shortcut purchases. Yes, there are some casseroles thrown in the mix, but there are also meal plans for breakfast, soups and main dish entrees, too. The cookbook offers a variety of choices and is agreeable to both picky and adventuresome eaters alike. As you gather school supplies and back-to-school outfits for the kids this month, you might also pick up this cookbook for some meal-planning ideas and help in the kitchen. Stashing a few things in the freezer might be the perfect gift to yourself this school year! Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is designed to be your one-stop shop for all things freezer cooking. Loaded with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, it also provides the know-how to make bulk cooking successful for any family, any household, and any lifestyle. This cookbook puts a modern spin on the age-old idea of freezing meals for later, and also details how to go about using the freezer to its full potential, giving information on the best freezer bags and, most importantly, how to thaw food safely after it has been frozen. The book is published by Harvard Common Press and is available on www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and Indiebound.com. v www.purchasefamilymag.com August2013 • 59


COMMUNITY NEWS

by: Kristin Taylor

Respect the Rivalry! 100 years of local high school football

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sk any local high school football fan about the Paducah Tilghman - Mayfield rivalry and they’ll start spouting off names and games. Players from both sides went on to play at colleges across the country and many came back to coach and support their alma maters. This history runs deep in the stat books and stories from those in the stands, and along the sidelines, are passed down for generations. The two teams will meet for the 100th time this fall. Mayfield will travel to Paducah Tilghman for the 7:30 p.m. kick off Saturday, September 7. Yes, high schools usually play under ‘Friday night lights’, but this isn’t your average high school football game!

History of the Game The rivalry began in 1911 with a game that ended in a 0-0 tie. The stats show that there were nine more ties in years to

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come and games weren’t played in 1913, 1916, 1918 or 1920. Paducah Tilghman holds a slight edge in the series with 46 wins to Mayfield’s 43, but Mayfield claimed the longest win streak with its 42-21 victory last year. Before that, both teams had six-game winning stretches – Tilghman from 1943-1947 and Mayfield from 1995-2000 before beginning the most recent in 2006. “This rivalry is one of oldest in state and even the country,” explained Paducah Tilghman head football coach, Randy Wyatt. “It’s a true rivalry! The wins go back and forth, and the players really rise to the occasion each year because they know it’s going to be a big game. Both teams could be scoreless and it would still be a good game.” And when asked about the overall record, Wyatt was quick to say: “They may be slightly ahead, but we are catching up!”


It’s in the genes! Football is part of the Lassiter family. Renee Lassiter moved to Mayfield when she was 8, but to listen to her recount Cardinals memories, it would be easy to think she has been born in this western Kentucky town. Of course, she did marry at Mayfield native, Shane, after dating him since eighth-grade. Shane played football during his four high school years and has two championship rings. They graduated in 1996 and have two kids, Brooke, 20, and Hunter, 16. Brooke was a cheer leader in high school for four years during which time the Cardinals went to state twice and went undefeated to win the title in 2011. Hunter is beginning his junior year, thus his third year in a Cardinals uniform. He’s already got a state championship ring. That’s four rings for this family, for anyone keeping track! “Hunter has loved football since he was a baby. He has watched football with his daddy since he has been able to sit up,” Lassiter remembers. “To watch Hunter on the field brings back so many wonderful memories of when Shane played. Hunter gets ready and starts talking about the ‘big’ game’ in the summer. He is so proud to be a part of an awesome football program. For Tilghman week, he is always pumped – just like his daddy. I absolutely love keeping the Mayfield football tradition in our family. There is nothing like going to that football field on a Friday night,” Lassiter said proudly. “Being a part of Mayfield football history is very special.”

Bringing some spirit back Coach Wyatt knows about the rivalry as a player too. Wyatt led Paducah Tilghman to three consecutive state championship game appearances as a quarterback from 1987-89. He attended the University of Louisville from 1990-1992 then transferred to the University of Kentucky, where he finished his collegiate football career. He’s been coaching his alma mater since 2008. Even with all those rivalry games in history, this is up there as one of the biggest because it’s the 100th. “They’re on a win streak, but hopefully we can erase that by winning this time,” Wyatt says with his competitive spirit shining through. “We have a lot of respect for each other. We are enemies on the field, but when we walk off the field we have respect for the history in each program. It’s going to be a special weekend.” Wyatt has fond memories of the days leading up to games against Mayfield when he was a student-athlete. He admits to some pranks that were meant in good fun but ended with him and some teammates paying for some property damage. They confessed to their coach and, yes, Paducah Tilghman won that year. It’s that kind of spirit, (minus the pranks), he hopes returns to the rivalry. “It’s changed a lot www.purchasefamilymag.com August2013 • 61


since when I was in high school,” Wyatt said. “I really want the students in the current programs to understand the tradition. Our goal is to help them understand how important this game is and how much it’s about our community. I hope the 100 year game really brings back the true excitement.”

Tilghman All-Class Reunion Paducah Tilghman will have an all-class reunion throughout the weekend of the game for those who have been part of the football teams, drill corps, cheerleading squads, and band. The reunion includes a Friday night event at Whaler’s Catch and, of course, the football game. The reunion costs $40 per person and reservations are required by August 26, 2013. Please mail your check to All-Class Reunion, P.O. Box 4011, Paducah, Ky., 42002. More information is available at www.pthsfootballboosters.com. v

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness this Season Would you like to star in the Pink Glove Dance video this year? The Pink Glove Dance is produced by Baptist Health Paducah as part of thier breast cancer awareness. For the first time, the hospital is inviting the community to don pink gloves when part of the video is filmed at the first-ever McCracken County High School home football game August 24 and at the 100th anniversary of the Paducah Tilghman-Mayfield rivalry on September 7. (Regular admission prices apply at each game.) This is the third year the Paducah hospital has participated in this national promotion. The video, which reminds women to get annual mammograms for early detection, will be released at www.PinkGloveDance.com during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. It is part of a national contest in which the top three vote-getters receive prizes up to $25,000 for breast cancer charities of their choices. In addition, this year each entrant must raise at least $2,000 for a separate charity. Baptist Health will sell pink “Your Fight is Our Fight” T-shirts to benefit its new Your Fight Cancer Fund, which provides assistance to local cancer patients. To order a T-shirt, call 270-575-2895. 62 • August2013 www.purchasefamilymag.com


by: Dr. Joy Navan - Navan Consulting

SCHOOL NOTES

The Gift of Parent Discussion Groups

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ow many times have you heard the phrase, “Parents are a child’s first teacher”? The truth of this statement is evident. From the moment an infant’s parents hold the child in their arms their touch, their voice, their gentleness and nurturing teach the child about the world. The infant learns to respond to certain facial expressions, voice and gestures. The child learns about love, security, and trust. Without these early caretakers and teachers, babies would neither survive nor thrive in terms of social communication and emotional wellbeing. Parents use many resources as their children’s first teachers. They use skills modeled by their own parents and they talk with other parents. Sometimes they read articles that give advice for addressing particular issues or take advantage of community resources. There is a wealth of information avail-

able to support them. However, if you are the parent of a highly capable child, you may find that all that you gather from these sources does not seem to be the necessary information you need, and with good reason. Your high ability child does not always “look” like other children. We all know that highly capable children differ considerably in terms of their thinking ability. They learn quickly, they have great visual memory skills, they may begin to read or do math spontaneously and without instruction. What we do not always realize is that, precisely because they think differently, they feel differently in terms of their emotions and their social abilities. For example, for one child, loud noises might surprise her for an instant and then she can continue with whatever activity she was doing. For a bright child with heightened sensitivities to his environment, a

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loud noise may cause panic or severe anxiety. A seven yearold may be able to work academically two years or more above grade level. Yet socially, the same child may be very naïve, even for a seven year-old. The term asynchronous development means that different features of the child develop at different rates than the norm. This is a key reality for high ability children. Unfortunately, few parents and teachers understand that their bright middle school child may act her age one day and then play Leggos with early elementary children the next. Alternatively, the child who at six years old is reading the encyclopedia may have emotional meltdowns every night at the dinner table and must be comforted and held until able to regain control. These types of reactions and behaviors are often puzzling to parents, whose only understanding of child development may be parenting models that do not necessarily match their children’s needs. We must keep in mind that these models are based on typical child development, and highly capable children do not necessarily fit the mold. Parent discussion groups, based on a model developed by a national association called Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted, are a place where parents of bright kids can find

information and resources as well as share their needs and successes with other parents. Each session in a discussion series focuses on a topic like Motivation, Discipline, Relationships with Family and Friends, or Perfectionism and Stress. The groups are led by an experienced facilitator who assists the group of parents in sharing experiences and successes and in using the resources available to the group to address specific needs of their own children. Parents tend to have many questions about their children, about parenting, and school. In Parent discussion groups they form a collaborative bond very quickly. They want as much information and new ideas as they can glean from the sessions. They are able to look at and to understand their children and parenting with a great sense of humor. What are other benefits of parent discussion groups? By the end of the eight sessions parents feel they have an effective skill set for managing their own and their children’s intensity. They focus less on what the schools need to do and more on what they need to do as they come to realize that they are the best facilitators of their child’s development. They have a better perspective on their relationships with their children and more realistic expectations for themselves, their children, and the school. Parents make such comments as, “The stress felt by my child because of being identified as gifted was a real problem. Because of the sessions, we’ve been able to identify ways to lesson the burden.” Another parent said, ‘We’re lecturing less and talking more. My child is in the process of learning self-motivation, rather than doing things under the threat of punishment.” As an educator of over four decades and having worked with highly capable children throughout my career, I highly recommend the parent discussion groups to parents who want to find out more about their child and to improve communication and family relationships. v Dr. Navan is forming new parent discussion groups in the Paducah and Murray areas. To find out more information, contact her at navanconsultn@gmail.com

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By; Linda Bartley – McCracken County Library Children’s Librarian

SCHOOL NOTES

Early Literacy Stations at MCLIB TM

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s children prepare to return to school there is still time to explore the AWE Early literacy Stations™ at the library. The McCracken County Public Library now has eight AWE Early Literacy Stations™ for our young patrons to enjoy. These stations have been very busy this summer and the children have enjoyed playing all of the fun games that are available on them. The educational games are engaging for our young patrons so it doesn’t feel as if they are learning while playing them. Our hope is that by engaging children through the summer with games and programs we will help them start out the school year with less ‘summer learning loss’.

What is an Early Literacy Station? The McCracken County Library is very fortunate to have the Early Literacy Stations™, AWE’s flagship digital product. They can be found in more than 35% of public library systems in the United States. This all-in-one computer system is designed for children ages 2-8 and is available in three

According to the National Summer Learning Association’s Research in Brief all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning a hundred years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004). It’s sad to realize that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. These AWE Early Literacy Stations cover a wide range of curriculum areas to help us fight summer learning loss in our community. The Early Literacy Stations are available to all of our young patrons. Library cards are not required to be able to access the games on the AWE Early Literacy Stations. We hope that by making these learning stations available to our young patrons and also offering our free programs and services we can help our community fight Summer Learning Loss in all children in McCracken County.

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language editions: English, Bilingual Spanish, and Bilingual French. It is designed to support school readiness and technology access while making learning exciting and engaging. As many librarians have said: “Children don’t necessarily realize they are learning: they just think they are having fun.” The Early Literacy Station (ELS) contains over sixty preloaded educational software programs, including Kid Pix 3D, Dora the Explorer, Math Doodles, and Sesame Street titles. The software content spans all curriculum areas including reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference. It has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration by readers and pre-readers alike. Children simply move the cursor around the screen and discover all of the exciting programs and activities. The stations offer children a safe, standalone computer that does not require an Internet connection to operate. Since it is a self-contained and not “on-line” you don’t have to worry about your children viewing anything inappropriate and the need for adult intervention, and technical support is greatly minimized. The ELS also allow for managing print, limiting use time for each child, automatic startup and shutdown and much more.

Safe Digital play at MCLIB The area where the Early Literacy Stations™ are located is designed to be inviting to families. Located near the story time and puppet theatre on the second floor of the library, it is big enough for children to spread out and play. Parents can check out a laptop and sit at one of the round tables nearby to watch their children while they play games on the Early Literacy Stations. The stations are available year round and are often used by pre-school visitors to the library during the school year. The library also has an area for children too young for the computers to play and feel welcome. Did you know you can check out trains with a valid library card for these young ones to play with during their visit! Books and magazines for children are also available and don’t forget to look for the cat and mouse in our doll house! Each month the decorations change and it always delights visitors to see the new additions and to find where the cat and mouse have gone to. There are suggested reading lists for parents to use that will help you find that perfect book for your beginner readers. If you are looking for your next book our staff can show you how to easily find it from our website using titles you know you enjoyed. There are lots to see and do for readers of all ages at your public library. v References Cooper, H., Charlton, K., Valentine, J. C., & Muhlenbruck, L. (2000). Making the most of summer school. A meta-analytic and narrative review. Monographs of the society for Research in Child Development, 65 (1, Serial No. 260), 1-118. Cooper, H., B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievements test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 66, 227-268.

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by: Jamie Lober

COMMUNITY NEWS

Catch the Beat of Beethoven at Musical Story Time!

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f you are looking for a hands-on, interactive approach to literacy that your child will love, you will probably want them to attend a musical story time either at the McCracken County Public Library (MCLIB) or their school. Musical Story Time was created to enhance music and literacy for grade school children. It is the brainchild of Retta Folsom and Cherri Cunningham, who are both library employees, and Amy Allen, musical educator and owner of Harmony Road Music School in Paducah. The storytellers and musicians can visit your school and bring the love of books and music to children anywhere in McCracken County. Many people know Ms. Retta as a piano teacher and storyteller, but she is probably best known as the ‘mother’ of Bob Dog, a large dog puppet that has entertained children for several years. Cherri Cunningham has taught elementary grades and kindergarten, and is a well known local artist. Amy Allen, who is also a Paducah Symphony Orchestra board member and education committee co-chair, teaches preschool music and private piano lessons. Musical Story Time is sponsored by McCracken County Public Library and Paducah Symphony Orchestra,� explained Ms. Retta “In the fall our performance team of storytellers and musicians visit every third, fourth and fifth grader class in the Paducah and McCracken County schools. In the spring they go to the younger students in kindergarten through second grade. We also have performances at McCracken County Public Library for homeschoolers in the area. Last year we did seventy-two programs making connections to drama, art, dance, and mathematics, and just creating an extension to everything we love.� “This is the third year we have presented a program of this nature,� said Ms. Retta. “The first year our featured composer was Mozart. Last year it was J.S. Bach and now we are writing the script for a program on Beethoven. This year’s Musical Story Time will begin visiting schools around the first of September. The experience is personal and tailored to the kids, their interests and their attention spans. These are intimate story times and not big performances where the whole school watches a performance at the same time.

We focus on between 100 and 130 children, and the smaller setting allows for more direct instruction about these special composers,� explained Ms. Retta. “Last year we brought the program to more than 6,000 children and we are anticipating the same number this year,� said Ms. Retta. The script is age-appropriate and geared towards giving the kids a basic music history education. “There are marvelous books by Mike Venezia who is a wellestablished author for third, fourth and fifth graders,� Ms. Retta told me, “But there wasn’t any literature on the composers appropriate for kindergarten through second grade.� This necessitated Retta and Cherri writing a book appropriate for the lower grades each year. The books were simple yet powerful. “The first two years we printed and distributed 3,400 books with the help of donors and the Kentucky Arts



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Mr. J.S. Bach, so there was a lot of creative movement and rocking,” said Folsom. “We use puppets and have cut-outs that the kids wear that are kind of like costumes which they find really engaging,” said Ms. Retta. “Our programs are high energy with lots of interaction and we have splendid costumes of the people from the historical period. For instance for the Mozart program, Mozart’s sister was part of the story and we made a full set of garments for her to wear. We did the same thing for Bach as we had Mama Bach in our story. Sherri and I have a lot of fun showing the children how complicated it could be to dress in crinolines and clothes of the time. We introduce elements of everyday life at the time the featured composer was living and include connections to history as well.”

Council. This year we will have 3,500 Beethoven books for the little ones,” said Ms. Retta. “They are written in rhyme and are biographies on the composers. Their storyline connects them to at least one piece of music from the composer and that is the piece that we sing at the end of the book.” Kids love the highly interactive nature of the program and are more fully engaged because music is involved. “The children participate in Musical Story Time by singing, dancing or assisting with the story telling. One of the books was titled Rock to

Educators have told Retta, Cherri and Amy how much they enjoy this program. It looks beyond popular culture and helps kids grasp the musical classics. “By studying the masters of music, we look at more than just their melodies and history,” said Ms. Retta.”We study kindness, compassion, responsibility and hard work.” The team of educators and volunteers who present Musical Story Time believe that children should be given the opportunity to think about some of the elements of human nature. Great music can help us channel our excitement, our grief and all of our emotions. “Everyone can express themselves through song,” said Ms. Retta. “Cheri, Amy and I have really dedicated ourselves to bringing the best of classical music to children. We see just how smart, creative and interested they can be in classical music even in this day and age.” Ms. Retta will be contacting the schools to schedule their Musical Story Time this fall. This Beethoven Musical Story Time will also be presented at McCracken County Library for Home Schools and that time will be announced. The McCracken County Library presents their FREE Library Story Time every Tuesday at 10am and again at 1pm. It is directed at preschool children and open to all who want to attend. It begins the August 27 and continues until May 6 with a special Derby Day Celebration on Sat., May 3. For more information, contact Retta Folsom at 270-554-2071. v

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Nola’s Boutique Unique Clothes & Accessories for a Mom and a Daughter Cindy Hutson and Annie Forman are not just mother and daughter they are close friends. They would be the first to tell you that they both love fashion and shopping. So when Annie moved back to Paducah last year she was a bit dismayed to discover that there weren’t many boutiques in the area. “There are some cute clothing stores in Murray, Metropolis, and Benton” she told me, “but we needed fun and affordable fashion here in Paducah. The decision to open a clothing and accessories store wasn’t hard to make. “My mom and I have always wanted to open a boutique,” Annie told me with a broad smile. “We’re going to share our love of clothes and fashion with the whole town!” Nola’s Boutique is a unique, lively and fun new boutique located in Jordan’s Crossing, right next to Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah. Annie and Cindy have filled the beautifully decorated store with a wide range of sizes and colors. “We like to say that we have something for mom and her daughter, no matter what age we’re talking about,’ she told me. “We have dressy clothing for events and parties, and casual clothing for lake days and lunch with friends. We carry size 0 to XXL in fashion brands you will recognize and have been searching for.” Lines include Nicole Miller, AG Jeans and Karen Kane, to name just a few. Nola’s also feature jewelry by Kim Bell and hey will soon start carrying Tom’s Shoes. “We’re very excited to be carrying this line of footwear,” Annie told me. “When Tom’s sells a pair of shoes a pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child.” Nola’s is named after New Orleans in memory of Annie’s father who loved “the big easy” and was tragically killed in a plane crash five years ago. The boutique is large and inviting; with big dressing rooms and comfortable seating for your friends to sit on while

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McCracken County Public Library . .Page 66 www.mclib.org McCracken County Schools . . . . . . . . .Page 58 McCracken County Senior Center . . .Page 65 www.pmcsc.org/ Medical Spa 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 3 www.medicalspa7.com Metropolis Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 49 www.metropolistourism.com Midtown Therapeutic Massage Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 63 Morningside of Paducah . . . . . . . . . . .Page 37 www.morningsideofpaducah.com Musical Fingers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4 National Quilt Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 57 www.quiltmuseum.org Navan Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4 www.Navanconsultation.net New Haven Assisted Living . . . . . . . . .Page 57 NOLA Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 76 www.nolasofpaducah.com O’Bryan Family Medicine . . . . . . . . . . .Page 14 www.Obryanfamilymedicine.com Obstetrics and Gynecology of Paducah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 75 www.obgynofpaducah.com Paducah Aikido Association . . . . . . .Page 20 www.aikipanda.webspawner.com

ADVERTISERS INDEX Paducah Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 32 www.paducahbank.com Paducah Headstart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 64 www.paducah.kyschools.us/hs Paducah Parks Services . . . . . . . .Page 51 www.paducahky.gov Paducah Pediatric Dentistry . . .Page 51 www.paducahpediatricdentistry.com Paducah Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 34 www.paducah.k12.ky.ush Paducah Symphony Orchestra . .Page 27 www.paducahsymphony.org Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . .Page 29 www.LCCA.com/parkviewky Personal Best Laser and Aesthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 41 facebook.com/personalbestaestheticsandlaser POSH Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 39 poshacademy.com Prizer Point Resort . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 50 www.prizerpoint.com QuickCare Paducah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 45 www.quickcarepaducah.com Rhythm Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 48 www.trfpaducah.com Ribbon Chix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 44 www.facebook.com/RibbonChix SNAP Kid of the Month . . . . . . . . .Page 22 Southland Baptist Temple . . . . . . . . . .Page 65 www.southernbaptisttemple.com Symphony Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6 www.symphonysupply.com Teri Buri Work at Home . . . . . . . .Page 6 That Cute Little Shop in Benton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 59 www.facebook.com/thatcutelittleshopinbenton Three Rivers Martial Arts . . . . . . .Page 48 www.threeriversacademy.com Top Quality Consignment . . . . . .Page 34 Total Rejuvenation . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 31 www.totalrejuvenation.com Triangle Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . .Page 32 www.triangle-co.com Wellsprings Dermatology . . . . . .Page 38 www.wellspringsderm.com White Lilli Boutique . . . . . . . . . . .Page 55 www.facebook.com/whitelilliboutique WKCTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13 www.kctcs.edu WKMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 28 www.wkms.org Yaya’s Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 19 www.have funatyayas.com Yoga Artz Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 39 www.Yogaartzhub.com

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