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hey say year’s fly by. Well this one has gone past like a rocket! It just does not seem possible that this time last year I was getting ready to have my last chemotherapy treatment. Despite the very scary prognosis when I was diagnosed with cancer, I’ve made it. I have a great deal to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving. There are so many people whose support made my successful battle possible and they really are too many to mention individually. But you know who you are: The neighbor who drove me home from a hospital visit one day on a moment’s notice; the friends who sent gas cards to help defer the expenses of travelling to Nashville for treatment; the flowers from my doctors, the meals dropped off at the door, the friends who sat with me when I was too tired to talk, the strangers who sent me messages on Facebook and gifts in the mail. And my amazing family who never gave up! Thank you, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Well here it is, November, and we have a HUGE issue of Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine for our readers. The center section is our Holiday Shopping Guide and it’s full of regional business, and places you’ll want to visit. Remember to tell everyone where you saw their advertising and let them know you appreciate their support of this magazine. I know it’s tempting to buy things on line at the holidays but that won’t do much for our economy here in western Kentucky. We hope that this pull-out shopping guide will show you all the great gifts and services you can purchase locally. So remember BUY LOCAL – and buy often!

This month we have a couple of great ‘Editor’s Picks’ for our readers. Mommy's Bliss, soothes tiny tots' rumbly tummies with its Gripe Water. Ideal for relieving gas and stomach discomfort often associated with colic, hiccups and teething; this all-natural herbal supplement is available in both Original and Apple flavors. Containing no alcohol, chemicals, parabens or artificial flavors, it is 100% vegetarian and vegan; as well as recommended by pediatricians nationwide. Available at local stores as well as www.mommysbliss.com According to a recently updated warning issued by the FDA, benzocaine, an anesthetic commonly found in over-the-counter teething gels, can lead to a potentially deadly condition commonly referred to as "blue baby syndrome." This syndrome occurs when the amount of oxygen carried though the bloodstream is greatly reduced, leading to pale, grey or blue-colored skin, lips and nail beds; shortness of breath; rapid heart rate; confusion; fatigue and in some cases, overall asphyxiation. The news release issued by the FDA stresses that children ages two and under are at the greatest risk, due primarily to the increased use of teething gels containing benzocaine during the tooth development phase. Luckily, BabyGanics, has no benzocaine in their Say Ahhh! Gel Teething Pods. Naturally safe, effective, and 100% benzocaine free; these single use pods and applicators are portable, disposable and highly sanitary. Each package of BabyGanics Say Ahhh! Gel Teething Pods contains 10 single use pods with soft cotton applicators and are available locally, and online at www.babyganics.com.

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Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 Office 270-415-9400 purchaseparenting@comcast.net • purchaseparenting.com Contributing Writers: Robin Gericke, Jamie Lober, Brandy Chandler, Jason Lindsey, Crystal Engler, Carol Ullerich, Deanna Wise Henscel, Esq., and Anisa Cox Calendar of Events: Let us know about your event, class, meeting or group. Send us the information by email to paducahparenting@comcast.net or call the office, 270-415-9400 Art Director: Angie Kimbro Graphic Design: Glen Dunkerson and Laura Thornton Advertising: Want to advertise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 270-4159400 or by email paducahparenting@comcast.net Advertising Account Executives: Carrie Armstrong, Gina Dunkerson, Crystal Engler, Evette Jernigan, Cassie Johnson and 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 270-4159400 or email paducahparenting @comcast.net Mission Statement: Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine provides free, accurate and timely information for Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and all its communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and promote family life, its goals and values, to the parents and grandparents in this area. The magazine will include community, medical, educational, lifestyle and spiritual articles on a monthly basis, written in a balanced and informative manner. Additionally, the magazine is to provide a full color, affordably priced venue in which local businesses can advertise. To that end, we will offer special pricing for not-for-profit organizations such as churches and government agencies, and a discount program for new and unique businesses. Purchase Parenting will maintain a high standard of editorial and advertising content, and creative design. Funding for the magazine will come from the sale of advertising and from public and private grant sources that support community information sources and parenting education. Purchase Parenting intends to maintain and publish a comprehensive monthly calendar of events. The calendar will be the main source within its distribution area for classes, church sponsored activities, reading, art events, galleries and museums, business and business organization events, sports activities, charitable events and fundraising, children’s story time, senior events and activities, and special populations events and activities. Entries to the calendar will be free to all except non- advertiser, for-profit, business entries.

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tableofcontents features Newberry Eyecare Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 One World Run by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 National Adoption Awareness Month by: Brandy Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Carson Center Family Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 SPECIAL Holiday Shopping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

departments activecare Caring for your Neck by: Dr. Heath Schipp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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hookedonscience Become a Lab Rat! by: Jason Lindsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

seniorspot Understand an Issue of Concern: Strokes by: Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation . . . 80

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communityevents P is for Paducah by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Telethon of Stars by: Crystal Engler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 FREE Family Law Clinic by: Deanna Wise Henschel, Esq . . . . . . . . 72 A Trail of Barn Quilts by: Carol Ullerich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

fatherhoodfodder An Appetite for Thanksgiving by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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healthmatters Maintaining Health and Fitness through the Holiday Season by: Anisa Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Do you Get SAD? Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

endingnotes Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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getting my first pair of glasses,” he told me. “For the first time I could clearly see the leaves on the trees and the birds on the branches. I knew that was pretty neat and I wanted to know how glasses worked to improve eye sight.”

Dr. Newberry, who is a licensed Optometrist, has been helping people see more clearly for the past 28 years. He has been married to Linda Newberry for 27 years and has three children; Warren, who is a senior in university, Garret, a sophomore in university, and Kaitlyn, a junior at Ballard Memorial High School. Dr. Newberry explained that he became interested in how the eye works at an early age. “I remember visiting Dr. Warren when I was six years old and

Just like his uncle, Dr. Mansfield was interested in eye care from an early age. “Eyes and eye sight have always intrigued me,” he told me. “My mother, sister and aunt all have poor eyesight and I wanted to know why that was? I grew up knowing that my uncle was an optometrist and I always knew that I wanted to become one too.” Dr. Mansfield graduated from Heath High School and obtained a B.S. in Biology from Murray State University. He attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and graduated as a fully licensed Optometrist. Dr. Mansfield is engaged to Maegan McDowell and they will be married this month. She is a civil engineer working on the new Ledbetter bridge project.

n our cover this month is Dr. Levi C. Mansfield, the newest member of the Newberry Eyecare Center in Paducah. Dr. Mansfield has recently joined his uncle, Dr. Danny Newberry, at this well known, family owned optometry practice. He’s joined on the cover by Britney and Parker.

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tion and corneal disease. They can also assist in diagnosing systemic diseases which cause loss of vision such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, brain tumors and pseudotumors. Sometimes it is the loss of vision which prompts someone with one of these conditions to seek an eye exam and it is an optometrist that recognizes the symptoms even before a medical diagnosis is made. “That’s why it’s so important to have a yearly eye exam as well as a yearly physical,” Dr. Newberry stated.

Your child’s eyesight

What’s an Optometrist? To become an Optometrist both Dr. Newberry and Dr. Mansfield studied human anatomy and physiology, ocular disease, systemic disease, pharmacology, and optics. “Optometrists must understand the whole body and especially how the brain and systemic disease affects your vision,” Dr. Mansfield explained. “Disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated levels of cholesterol can have a dramatic effect on vision. Additionally medications such as steroids and chemotherapy, or treatment such as radiation therapy, can impact a person’s visual acuity.” Optometrists can detect and diagnose diseases of the eye including cataracts, dryness, glaucoma, macular degenera-

According to the American Optometric Association, 25% of school age children have visual performance problems that can affect their learning as well as their grades. Dr. Mansfield is especially excited about helping children to see more clearly. “About 80% of learning is visual,” he explained. Very young children can be tested using a cartoon oriented computer chart. “This is a very effective way of testing visual issues in young children. When children start school any vision issues they have become more obvious. Good readers are often near sighted and poor readers, far sighted. One of the first questions we ask children when they come in for an exam is if they like to read. The ones who say they don’t often turn out to have vision issues. If the words on the page are fuzzy or they can’t keep their place on the line of text, they avoid reading. So often, a dislike of reading is a good indicator a child may need eye glasses. We see children who pass the eye exam given by their doctor at their annual physical, but we can diagnose a binocular vision issue. This is where the eyes don’t work

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Headaches About 10% of headaches are caused by a vision issue. You won’t wake up with a headache caused by a vision issue but later on in the day you may have pain over your eyes or in the front of your forehead. If you read a lot, work on a computer, or have a hobby requiring close hand work such as jigsaw puzzles, you’ll notice that these types of activities gives you a thumping head ache. If your child tells you their head hurts several days a week but does not seem to complain during school holidays or on weekends, it maybe eye strain and they need to be examined to see if they need glasses.

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well together. One may be weaker than the other or the eye muscles cause them to focus differently. Children with this issue can focus for a couple of minutes, but ask them to read a chapter and by the end they have lost their place and given up. The words are fuzzy or ‘moving’ and the kids complain of headaches or eye strain. If your eyes don’t turn in correctly you lose your place when you read and you can’t follow, so your reading comprehension decreases. Additionally, look out for kids who can’t seem to hit or catch a ball and often miss or drop it. Unfortunately, we see kids with vision problems who are misdiagnosed with attention deficient type disorders. It’s always a good idea to check with an optometrist in case your child’s lack of attention is actually a lack of visual focusing.”

Loss of vision in adults “For most adults, a decrease in their vision is the reason they get an eye exam,” explained Dr. Newberry. “They can’t read and their arms are just not long enough! For people who have diabetes and other diseases cataracts can occur which cause serious vision issues. Often night vision especially while driving becomes an issue. Cataracts make vision blurry or fuzzy and you may notice starbursts from headlights at night. Colors are not as sharp and you may need more light to do hand work such as embroidery. 10 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com

Did you know that the famous baseball player Mark McGwire had a vision therapist? His Optometrist helped him to improve his focus and depth perception and im-proved his visual acuity! “We have the same kind of computer systems here at Newberry Eyecare Center,” Dr. Newbery explained. “The system can retrain the muscles around the eye and help to eliminate double vision and fuzzy vision in some cases. Your visual system is linked to your focusing system and an optometrist is trained in how to get them to work together more effectively and efficiently. We can diagnose these issues and get you started with our vision therapy system. When coupled with exercises and computer programs you can use at home, they can help to strengthen and improve your vision. Newberry Eyecare Center is very proud of their highly experienced staff. Kathy Jones, Licensed optician has worked with Dr. Newberry fort the past 26 years. “She has a passion for making sure that our client’s glasses fit perfectly,” Dr. Newberry told me. Jackie Green, also a Licensed Optician works alongside Alicia Woods and Marcia Mathis, who are both Optometric Assistants. The team is assisted by Rhonda Kreutzer, their receptionist. The center offers a wide range of retail frames and eyewear accessories. They accept several local insurance plans including Eye Med, Vision Service Plan, Superior and Medicaid. “The list is increasing all the time, so please check with us if you are insured by a different entity,” said Dr. Newberry. Newberry Eyecare Center is located at 60 Lakeview Drive in Paducah, just off Lone Oak Road. You can call them for an appointment at 270-554-2000. Dr. Newberry and Dr. Mansfield are both accepting new patients. v


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here are over 20 million children in the world that have been left orphans, their parents killed by the AIDS pandemic. About one million of those orphans live in Kenya where, unfortunately, is no government social welfare system to support these children. They are typically cared for by grandparents, extended family, or members of the community. However, when one out of every seven Kenyan children is an AIDS orphan, caregivers in affected communities are struggling. Not only do these children lose their parents, they are also at risk of losing their education, health care, and other basic necessities. When put into poverty, they have an even greater risk of contracting HIV themselves.

Project Orphan AIDS Project Orphan AIDS (POA) is a notfor-profit organization that strives to care and provide for Kenyan AIDS orphans. POA was founded in 2004 by Paul Bilak and his wife Monica. Several years ago, the Bilak’s spent time in Kenya assisting with medical and schooling for a mission there. “We had been helping friends in Kenya in their efforts to care for AIDS orphans,” Bilak explained. “They became incorporated in Kenya as Mission House of Hope, and as we had more people helping and interested, we became a not-forprofit organization in America.” POA’s mission is to raise

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awareness in America about AIDS orphans, provide opportunities for the general public to help, raise funds for projects in Kenya, and support Mission House of Hope.

Supporting Orphans in their community POA started working in the Kenyan village of Kandaria. As more people became involved and more people started asking for assistance, the ministry spread throughout the Nyakach region. POA understands that it is best for these children to stay in their community and familiar surroundings. Whenever possible, instead of placing them in an orphanage, POA seeks to enable relatives of the orphans to care for them. Currently, they support thirty eight AIDS orphans. “We are committed to providing the family’s financial needs for housing, food, clothing, and health care,” Bilak told me. While the first choice would be to allow relatives to care for an orphan, a typical orphanage is the answer in some situations. “With the number of AIDS orphans increasing, we are finding that not all the caregivers are trustworthy. We have come to realize that while an orphanage is not best option all the time, it is in some cases,” Bilak explained. Mission House of Hope is currently working on building a traditional orphanage for children in these situations.


POA also does projects in community elementary schools for over three hundred orphaned or vulnerable children. They have given away mosquito nets and provided children with shoes through a shoe drive. In 2005, they built a farm to assist the community of Nyakach with a reliable source of food and income through the ‘Cows, Goats, and Chickens’ campaign. Funds were collected to buy animals, and the farm is now a successful model of economic growth for the people of the area.

Run will follow the 5K. “We have really cool looking awards made from African Animal carvings for the first three boys and the first three girls,” Bilak says. “The first fifty registered for the Kid’s Run are also guaranteed a medallion.” There is a long list of special awards for the Paducah race, including awards for the overall fastest man and woman, the overall fastest man and woman over forty, and the fastest runner over 210 pounds. “We will also have awards for the fastest

One World Run Project Orphans AIDS is the organizer of a unique worldwide event. As the name depicts, the One World Run is a 5K race that takes place literally across the world! The idea of ‘One World Run’ started when Paul Bilak’s sister wanted to participate in POA’s 5K fundraising run in Paducah. There was just one big issue - she lives in Switzerland! After some discussion she decided to run her 5K race where she lived and the idea for the ‘International 5K’ was born. Now, on the same day, runners from all over the world run in their One World Run wherever they live. While the ‘main race’ is held in Paducah, groups have organized formal ‘One World Run’ events in their hometowns. “Last year, five continents and several cities in America were represented in the race,” Bilak told me. “People from three European countries, two African countries and New Zealand, participated.” In 2011, almost two hundred people participated in the Paducah race and over seven hundred were involved worldwide. The One World Run raised about $20,000 and the organization hopes to exceed that amount this year.

How can you be part of PAO? This year’s One World Run will be on Saturday, November 17, at 9 a.m. The Paducah location is Noble Park. A Kid’s www.paducahparenting.com October2012 • 13


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nurse, first responder (police, firefighter, etc.), journalist, and runner with an artificial joint,” Bilak says. Roof Brothers is sponsoring a ‘Fifth place award.’ The family with the most participants at any race location will win a gift basket sponsored by Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine. It includes a hand woven basket made by women in Kandaria, a picnic blanket from Kenya, a bottle of wine from Roof Brothers, a loaf of bread from Kirchoff’s Bakery, and several other goodies. To register for the One World Run, please go to www.projectaidsorphan.org or send in a registration form. Forms can be printed from the ‘Project AIDS Orphan’ Facebook page. Online registration is available until November 15th. Early Bird registration goes until the 9th of November and costs $25, and registration after that is $30. Race day registration is $35, and the Kid’s Run is $20. The first two hundred people to register are guaranteed a t-shirt and a race medallion designed by an artist who makes medallions exclusively for the One World Run and marathons. By participating in the One World Run with people from around the globe on November 17, you will not only get exercise and have fun. You will help provide food, clothing, health care, and education to the AIDS orphans of Kenya. If you are unable to participate in the One World Run but would still like to support Project AIDS Orphan, please go to www. projectaidsorphan.org to make a donation. v


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ovember is National Adoption Awareness Month. It’s time, once again, to bring awareness to the nation about the many children that are currently in foster care or who are in need of adoption. With over 147 million children worldwide without a ‘forever’ home, it may seem impossible to think that just one person can make a difference in the lives of these children. But it seems that here in western Kentucky we know every person can have some impact.

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McCracken County and the surrounding areas are blessed to have many effective ways to support these children. Families and individuals may choose adoption, foster to adopt, foster care, participate in mission work overseas to assist orphanages, and then simply contribute to organizations that support these children with each act of service leaving an impression. For those interested in adopting, there are both private organizations and state agencies that can assist with this process. “As of September 1, 2012, there over 7,000 kids in out-of-home care in Kentucky alone,” stated Rhonda Riley, from NECCO a foster care and adoption agency in Paducah. “These are children who are living in some other setting other than their home.” Private adoption agencies offer a variety of services such as

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therapeutic foster care, adoption, parenting classes, juvenile education programs, and independent living programs. Agencies may specialize in certain age groups or services. For instance, NECCO serves all ages, but focuses on “therapeutic” services where children may have special needs or behavioral challenges. “Roughly 50% of the kids that are in foster care are between twelve and seventeen years of age,” Riley told me. “Once they get to this age, it is harder for them to be adopted, which is one of the reasons it is so important to bring awareness about the need for families to support these individuals”. Specialists such as Riley, assist families with training, home studies, support, and in celebrating the adoption process. They also offer training for families completing the adoption home studies, and support the independent living program that helps foster care children transition to an apartment, to college, etc. They want to assist these individuals until they can truly get on their feet.

SNAP SNAP, or Special Needs Adoption Program, is a part of the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services. You may have noticed that this magazine is highlighting a SNAP child available for adoption each month. SNAP focuses on finding forever homes for foster children by recruiting foster/adoptive parents, training them, and then supporting them. “We have so many children, just in Kentucky who are living in foster homes or group homes just waiting for a family,” said Tammy DeBoe, of the Foster and Adoptive Parent Training and Support Network in collaboration with the SNAP program. “Even though these children may be older, have siblings, or some other type of issues, it doesn’t mean they can’t be a cherished member of a permanent family. I am personally proud of the fact that Kentucky goes above and beyond other states in providing adoption services. We really operate from the premise that everyone is welcome and information is power.”

To learn more about these organizations, contact: Rhonda Riley (NECCO) 125 Eagle Nest Drive Paducah, KY 42003 270-898-1293 Tammy DeBoe (Network Team Member in Collaboration with SNAP) 608 Central Avenue Mayfield, KY 42066 270-293-7896 Ashley Storie (Starfish Orphan Ministry) 1000 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001 270 519-7340

Aging out Unfortunately, many of the children are teens who are ‘aging out’ of care with no forever family. This term refers to young people who have reached the 18 and are then considered adults. They must move out and live on their own. Can you imagine? Spending a large part of your life without a stable home life or parents to guide you, and then living alone before you are emotionally ready to do so? “There is no one to help them when they are sick, go to college, etc.” DeBoe explained. Finding ‘forever homes’ for these older children is very important.”

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Parent Spotlight Kim Toney Nearly 7 years ago, Kim had her first children placed in her home; they were siblings. Since then, she has had about 9 children placed with her and has adopted 4 of them. She has helped several children including those with special needs and adopted older children, all while managing a large family as a single mom. Kim has often heard people say that they could, never do that. I just tell them that I just want to help as many children as I possibly can,” she told me. “I want to help them as long as they need me. As long as they need me, I will do what I can”. Kim chose Omnivision, (a local private agency,) for her training. She described it as “simple and laid back’. “I took classes, watched videos, and went through the booklets. The entire process took about three months. They did work around my schedule, which was convenient for me.” When asked how her three birth children adapted to this process, Kim says: “My three birth children were real accepting of the process. They went through the process with me. They attended some classes as well. They are really good with the new children and adapted well. For my birth children, they are accepting of all people with disabilities, special needs, and different races colors. They don’t judge people. They share their clothes, their toys, etc. whatever they have to help.” She also worked with SNAP when adopting one of her daughters. She met her at a local SNAP event where she was being recognized as an adoptive parent. Kim’s story is a great example of how one person can truly make a difference.

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To support SNAP children, the local office provides activities throughout the year. In November, they typically have a day of celebration to recognize all of the adoptions in the last year and prospective families and children in foster care also attend. They have games, petting zoos, refreshments. To promote adoption and foster care awareness they also participate in health fairs, speak in churches, host back to school nights, etc.

Are you considering adoption? For those interested in the adoption or foster care process, here are some recommendations to assist in this journey:

Attend an informational session. The informational session will help provide an overview of what to expect throughout the training and adoption or foster care process. It will also help families decide if adoption or foster care is the right choice.

Contact a local private or public adoption agency and ask questions. Don’t hesitate to ask questions of quality organizations like NECCO and SNAP who want to provide good homes for these children. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. There are


many organizations in the community that can provide you with information or representatives that can answer your questions.

Find a support system. This support may be family or friends, or it may be through an agency’s support group. Surround yourself with likeminded people who have similar goals who can encourage you both through the decision making process and through the adoption/foster care process if you choose this path.

Provide respite care for another family. Tammy DeBoe of Network recommends completing the necessary training for adoption or foster care and then providing help to foster or adoptive families. This helps to give a more realistic picture of what challenges to expect while providing a service to other families.

Set realistic expectations. Be realistic about what your family can handle and how you want to help these children. Work together as a family to decide how to help.

Charities that Support Orphans For individuals who want to support these children in other ways, Starfish Orphan Ministry is another local organization in the Paducah Area. This mission project started in 2007 with just 11 women and has now grown to about 11 trips a year, each with about 30 people involved. “We know that not everyone can foster or adopt a child,” noted Ashley Storie, Development Director at Starfish. “We try to provide other ways for people to care for orphans.” While Starfish can provide assistance on how to find information on the adoption process, their main focus is to assist children who are at risk for ‘aging out’ of foster care and for providing mission work opportunities overseas. “Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ‘ages out’ of foster care with no place to call home”, Storie told me. “Which is why Starfish supports the Murray State program. “Some of these children grow up in a group home without a consistent adult in their lives. [With the mentor program], they can call up the mentor and get guidance. Think of the difference this can mean.” Starfish also supports international missions work to orphanages in places like El Salvador and Haiti to minister through visits and supplies. In 2013, they have plans to visit India and Uganda. “It is so important for many of these orphans overseas to simply experience touch,” Storie explained. “It may be hard for us to comprehend this but

Parent Spotlight Tammy Deboe Tammy started fostering at age 23. She already had a daughter, and they had the space. Since then, she has adopted 8 kids in addition to her other children. At one point, she had adopted 3 children and had two birth children, which is a limit for Kentucky. Years later, she met her daughter who was looking at living in a group home the rest of her life. “I was there to work the ASK booth and hand out information, and she was there trying to get her picture made. I just fell in love with her. I ended up adopting her and then four more after her.” Her 14 year old daughter Jessica says “There are 10 of us. The oldest is 26 and the youngest is 4.” “We are all just one big happy family.” Jessica told me. “My kids have taught me so much.” Tammy added.

some of these children go days without even a touch. To actually go there and show them love is a huge blessing”. Support for Starfish Orphan Ministry comes from private donors as well as various events throughout the year, such as the 5K/10K race Memorial Day weekend, silent auctions, BBQ on the river and more. For the Christmas season, they will be selling ornaments for $10 each at Owen’s Cleaners with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Starfish. The organization also encourages children to donate a toy that they have outgrown for Christmas gifts for these children. It is a simple gesture that can make a huge difference in the life of another child. There are children, both locally and abroad, that are in desperate need of love and support. Whether it is adopting a child or simply donating a toy to a child for Christmas, everyone can make an impact for these children one child at a time. v www.purchaseparenting.com November2012 • 19


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he Paducah Symphony Orchestra, like many organizations these days, is constantly in search of new fundraising opportunities. Launching this November is one of their newest and most innovative ideas to date: P is for Paducah; an alphabet and art book. “I discovered a book in Louisville about a year ago called L is for Louisville,” explained Juliette Grumley, long time symphony supporter and board member. That book featured local artists who had illustrated interesting facts about the city. I immediate thought, especially with Paducah’s wonderful artist relocation program and all the artists that we have locally, it would be a perfect project as a fundraiser for the PSO. It also had the added benefit of showcasing our talented local artists.” Families are bound to love P is for Paducah.

The idea takes shape Last spring, the symphony held a community-wide contest to determine which trivia was to be associated with each let-

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ter. “A committee was formed and we put out a call to local artists for the illustrations,” Grumley explained. “Any artist in the McCracken County area could submit a proposal and their vision for how they would represent a letter,” said Grumley. Many entries were received and eventually the committee chose the twenty-seven artists whose work will appear in the book, (one for each letter and one for the cover.) “We’re very pleased that this has turned into an opportunity to gain local exposure for our artists,” Grumley told me. “We also have different individuals and businesses that have generously supported the project by sponsoring a page.” The book and original art will be debuted at the Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s November 3rd concert. “It will be a hard-bound book retailing for twenty dollars plus tax and the art will be offered that night at a silent auction,” explained Grumley. Any artwork that does not sell will be relocated to the symphony office starting on Monday morning and will be available for sale. “Of course, we are hoping we will sell everything on the night of the concert,” said Grumley.

Proceeds will fund music education There is no better family outing than the symphony. “The symphony has been around since 1979 and is one of the wonderful cultural assets of our area,” said Grumley. There are seven season concerts including a wonderful Christmas event which usually sells out. Proceeds from the book will go toward the many county-wide education and outreach programs that the PSO organizes, and produces. “We have a very active children’s chorus and started a youth orchestra this year,” Grumley told me. We are also in partnership with the McCracken County Library and produce a musical story time that travels out into the community. It reaches over 3,500 kids with presentations.” Early exposure to classical music and the performing arts has shown to be educationally beneficial. “The musical story time this year is on Bach and a little original book was written and illustrated called Rock with Mr. Bach,” Grumley said. This beautiful, soft-bound book will be given to 3,500 school children in McCracken County,”

Teaching heritage and history

P is for Paducah is not just a beautiful picture book. It’s a wonderful way to teach your children and friends about the culture and heritage of the area,” Grumley explained. The concepts in the book went through thorough review before 20 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


X is for Xylophone – one of the instruments you might see when you attend a PSO concert.

print. “One of the challenges was to be concise and creative with each word that was used. We wanted the book to teach you something as well as provide information. We hope it will spark interest and result in additional research.” “We’re sure that everyone will enjoy the book and feel good about how our city is represented. Our region is rich in history and there are facts in the book which you may not know. For instance:

If you cannot be at the November PSO concert, the book will be available for purchase at several area businesses. You can find copies at BBQ & More, Choates Gifts, Hank Brothers Hardware, Roof Brothers Wines & Spirits, Simply B, Wagner Wine and Spirits, Yeiser Art Center, and of course the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office which is located at 201 Broadway in downtown Paducah. The PSO office will be open on Sunday afternoon, November 4th during the Downtown Paducah, Holiday Open Houses, to sell the book v and the remaining artwork.

K is for Krispy Kreme – Vernon Rudolph who went on to found the doughnut business worked in Paducah with family making doughnuts using a secret recipe. H is for Hotel Metropolitan – was a special place to stay for musical performers like B.B. King and Ella Fitzgerald. T is for Tilghman - a Civil War general and engineer who helped bring the railroad to Paducah.

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Caring For Your Neck by Dr. Heath Schipp Active Care Chiropractic

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ost people don't give a second thought to the many functions the body performs on a daily basis, until they get sick. For this reason, many people wait to see a chiropractor. There are five dangerous words that doctors hear all the time from their patients who delay coming in: "maybe it will go away." The problem is it never does, and then the patient is in worse shape when they come in to the office. What most people don't know is that the cervical spine (neck) is the most complicated articular system in the body. If you suffer an injury to the neck, the results of that injury can be widespread across the whole body. Your neck should allow you to bend, twist, and turn freely without pain, stiffness, or discomfort. Neck pain or stiffness is the first symptom to show when someone's neck is out of

alignment. This area of your spine moves over 600 times an hour, whether you are awake or asleep. Neck pain is a common complaint and is responsible for lost productivity in the workplace and at home. Loss of sleep, fatigue, mood changes, and other problems commonly occur because of neck pain. When the spinal nerves that come from the neck become irritated or compressed, they can also cause pain into the shoulder, the arm, cause tingling or numbness, and contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome (which may cause weakness, numbness, or tingling in the hands). Neck injuries are the major underlying cause of chronic headaches, resulting over 18 million office visits to doctors every year in the U.S. Common causes of neck problems are accidents such as falls, sports injuries, or whiplash injuries from auto accidents. Poor posture, weak muscles, stress, everyday wear 22 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com

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

When raking leaves, stand in a scissor position, reversing your legs often. Bend at the knees if you need to pick up grass and leaves, not at the waist. Make small piles to decrease back strain. For mowing, use your weight to push the mower. Whenever possible, use tools that are ergonomically correct for the job. Utilization of these tips can save you many unhappy visits to the doctor. Remember, prevention is the key to a healthy spine. However, if you are currently experiencing neck pain make an appointment with your chiropractor to determine what is causing it and how to get rid of it. v

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

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

In The Home: When you wash dishes, don't stand with both feet flat on the floor. Instead, raise one foot higher than the other by placing it on a short step, and then redistribute some of your weight by leaning against the counter. Try this: open the cabinet beneath the sink, bend your knee, and put your foot on the lowest shelf. When you are resting or watching TV, don't use the arm of the sofa as a pillow. The angle is too sharp for your neck. When picking up a child, don't bend at the waist. Squat with your back straight, keep the child close to you, and use your legs and arms to lift.

In The Yard: When mowing the grass, push the mower straight ahead of you. Avoid twisting and turning motions. If you must lift, bend your knees and let your arms and legs do the work, not your back. Stand as erect as possible. Take frequent breaks to avoid muscle strain. Before gardening, exercise to warm up. Stretching is important in preventing injuries. Kneel instead of bending. Alternate your weight as much as possible to balance the muscles used. Then cool down when you're finished with exercises and a short walk. www.purchaseparenting.com November2012 • 23


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Become a Lab Rat! by Jason Lindsey Hooked on Science

t’s a tragedy to report that according to a recent Program for International Student Assessment, students in the U.S. ranked below 20 countries, including Estonia, Finland, Korea, and two regions in China when it comes to science. Paducah Public Schools, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Hooked on Science are teaming up to change this trend in Paducah by creating western Kentucky's first ‘Lab Rats Science Club’.

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“The Lab Rats Science Club will be a great opportunity for students to experience science in an environment that is driven by curiosity and hands-on experiences,” explained Stephen Ybarzabal, Principal at Clark Elementary School. “We are always looking for ways to enrich the education of our students, and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with Mr. Lindsey and Ronald McDonald House Charities on this collaborative effort,”

The Lab Rats program is a local hands-on science program created by Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science. The program inspires kids to be inquisitive about the world around them and to develop a long-term interest in science. “Hands-on learning experiences in the world of science are imperative for our young people,” Cathy Elliott with McDonalds told me. “Ronald McDonald House Charities is pleased to fund such an initiative at Clark Elementary,”

The Lab Rats Science Club will meet throughout the year at Clark Elementary School in Paducah. Students will be involved in a variety of science experiments; everything from exploding pumpkins to soaring toilet paper and more! Students will also explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math through Legos.

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Why do kids love this kind of hands on learning? Well that’s easy - basically, we’ll make an educational mess! Want to start a Lab Rats Science Club at your school or afterschool program? Email me at jlindsey@hookedonscience.org., or visit www.hookedonscience.org.

Smoke Ring Launcher Ingredients • 32 Gallon Trash Can • Shower Curtain • 2 Bungee Cords • Fog Machine Instructions STEP 1: Using a knife, have an adult cut a 5-inch hole in the bottom of the trashcan. STEP 2: Cut a large square from the shower curtain. Make sure this square is large enough to stretch over the top of the trashcan. STEP 3: Stretch the piece of shower curtain over the top of the trashcan. STEP 4: Secure the piece of shower curtain with the bungee cords. STEP 5: Using the fog machine, fill the trashcan with smoke, gently hit the shower curtain with the palm of your hand, and observe. Explanation The air cannon demonstrates that air takes up space and shows how a vortex is formed. The shower curtain makes the shape of a cone as it moves inward. The air pressure on the inside of the can increases and the air is forced into a rotating rind as it moves through the opening. v www.purchaseparenting.com November2012 • 25


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s your family looking for wholesome, exciting, and affordable family fun? The Carson Center has your ticket! The 2012-13 Carson Center Family Series features a variety of programming guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences of all ages. This year’s offerings feature music, drama, cirque acrobats, as well as family friendly characters and stories from beloved children’s books, TV, and film. The series consists of 4 top-notch performances and the best news is that all seats are only $15 for adults and children. “This series is reasonably priced in order to appeal to current Carson Center friends who want to introduce their children and grandchildren to the joy of performing arts,” said Mary Katz, Director of Education, who oversees the Carson Center family programming. “However, it is also designed to attract new audience members and grow relationships with families in the region who have not yet experienced a Carson Center performance. Don’t be fooled by the low ticket price. This year’s performance selections are well-known, notable titles and feature award-winning national and international touring theatre companies. Audiences are going to get a lot of ‘bang for their buck’”. Family series ticket buyers can save an additional 15% and have the same seats for every show by choosing to subscribe to the season. Season subscribers have access to the best seats available and can also buy tickets to the special performances of Scooby Doo Live! at a discount.

Miracle on 34th Street December 17, 2012, 7 p.m. The Carson Center’s Family season opens in December with a musical holiday classic. Young and old will enjoy the nationally touring production of Miracle on 34th Street, the stage production based on the classic Christmas story and 26 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com

film. With script and score by Meredith Wilson (Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Miracle on 34th Street brings a Christmas tradition to life on stage. When Kris Kringle brings about a season of goodwill at Macy’s department store, he finds himself on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Under oath, can Kris convince the judge and a skeptical 6-year-old Susan that magic is in the air this holiday season? Sponsored by City National Bank of Metropolis

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn February 1, 2013, 7 p.m. With 3 Family Series shows in February, February is family month at the Carson Center. The fun begins with a literary classic turned into a powerful stage production. Based on Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one of the Great American novels, this play brings literature to life. Set against the racially charged backdrop of pre-Civil War American South, America’s beloved coming-of-age tale examines the nature of friendship and freedom in the face of prejudice. The Classical Theatre Project, Canada's only


classical repertory company dedicated to performing for student audiences, brings this humorous and touching classic to life. The production will engage audiences with a brilliant cast, imaginative stagecraft, and gospel music, as they share the adventures of Huck and Jim and the beloved characters they encounter along the way. Sponsored by James Marine, Inc.

CIRQUE ZIVA February 8, 2013, 7 p.m. The Golden Dragons of Hebei, China, present Cirque Ziva, the latest and most jaw-dropping spectacle by the Chinese acrobat team touring the world for the past 30 years. The show's thrilling human pyramids, daring flips, and aweinspiring tosses and tumbles are set to ancient traditional and contemporary music. Audiences young and old will marvel at this entertaining and educational view of the beauty and grace of the Chinese culture. The production features challenging acrobatic moves, including plates spinning on heads and sticks, the Dragons jumping through hoops, climbing and balancing on one hand at 20 plus feet, tumbling through hoops, using an acrobat as a jump rope, and much more!

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Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries February 28, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. In this live stage production, ScoobyDoo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery because a trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre. Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help. This new production features big musical numbers, including the classic Scooby-Doo theme song, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?,” alongside original tunes for the show, such as “Round Every Corner” and “We’re Mystery Inc.” Filled with the beloved Scooby-Doo gang, wacky new characters, and hilarious antics, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries will delight young audiences in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. www.scoobydoolive.com. Sponsored by Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky • VIP Seats available which include a goody bag and a chance to meet cast members of Scooby Doo at a private Meet and Greet. • Individual tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 2 at 10 AM

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! April 15, 2013, 6 p.m. Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this musical brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that will be treasured for years to come. As always, Bear Country has its complications. Brother Bear's grades are slipping. Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends. Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! In Family Matters the Musical gives boys and girls the chance to fall in love with these characters just as their parents did when they were growing up. Celebrating the Berenstain Bears’ 50th anniversary, this production also brings literature to life for generations of Berenstain Bears fans. Sponsored by C-Plant Federal Credit Union Brian Laczko, Carson Center Executive Director, expressed his enthusiasm for the series this year. “We have gradually been building our family series audiences and this year we have exceptionally strong lineup of shows and look for audiences to respond very positively. We look forward exposing our audiences to high quality performers and to welcoming many new faces our theatre this year for some good oldfashioned family fun.” For more information about the Carson Center Family Series, visit www.thecarsoncenter.org or contact mkatz@thecarsoncenter.org. To purchase a series subscription or tickets for individual shows, contact the Carson v Center Box Office, 270-450-4444.

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eventscalendar To place an event in the calendar please call (270) 415-9400 or email us at purchaseparenting@comcast.net. Submissions will be accepted until the 15th of each month prior to publication. We make evert effort to ensure the accuracy of our entries, however, please double check events as time and dates can change.

Tickets cost $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children aged 5 and under eat free. Purchase tickets from any Rotary Club member or any Interact Club member from Mayfield and Graves County high schools. Tickets also are available at the Apothecary Shoppe; Brown Funeral Home; Byrn Funeral Home; Creative Interiors; Edward Jones; First Kentucky Bank: FNB; Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce; McClain, Baugh and Sims; Purchase Ford; Riley Architect; T-Shirts Plus; US Bank; and UsherAlford Electric. For more information, contact Collins Byrn at (270) 247-1941. Annual Holiday Open House. National Quilt Museum, Paducah. 10 AM – 5 PM. Enjoy 50% off one item in the gift shop. 270-442-8856, ext. 214 Volunteer Workday. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 10 AM – 3 PM. Registration required, call (270) 924-2007 to reserve your space. Projects will depend upon the weather. Free meal as compensation. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

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Harvest Dinner. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 10 AM - Noon. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

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

Something’s Fishy. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2:15 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

"Apple Extravaganza." Cooperative Extension Service at 9:30 AM. Apple cider will be made using an apple press. We will be tasting many apple recipes and learning the facts about apples and which type apple to use for different things, snacking, cooking, etc. Free. Hosted by McCracken Co Extension Homemakers

Special Holiday Presentation. Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium. 5:30 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

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

THURSDAY 1

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month begins. 3 PM. A proclamation will be presented at Western Baptist Hospital-Doctor Building 2 in the Atrium. Public & Media invited. Wear Purple!! Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Rivers Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah. 270-442-7723 or www.riversedgefilmfestival.com

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Rivers Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah. 270-442-7723 or www.riversedgefilmfestival.com Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents Bruch Scottish Fantasy. 7:30 PM. Carson Center, Paducah. 270-444-0065 or www.paducahsymphony.org The Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center presents “Grease is the Word!” The PAC is located adjacent to Graves County High School.Season tickets remain the same as last year, priced at $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets now are on sale and can be purchased by phoning PAC manager Donna Gream at (270) 328-4824 or 674-4824 or by emailing her at donna.gream@graves.kyschools.us

Rivers Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah. 270-442-7723 or www.riversedgefilmfestival.com

James Wesley. Campus Series. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 7:30 270.534.3212 or www.artsinfocus.org

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Dorcas Day - Free Clothing Giveaway. Broadway Church of Christ Family Life Center at 2855 Broadway, Paducah, KY from 10 am to 1 pm.

Mayfield Rotary’s Jeff Green Memorial Pancake Breakfast. 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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SUNDAY 4 Annual Holiday Open House. National Quilt Museum, Paducah. 1 – 5 PM. Enjoy 50% off one item in the gift shop. 270-442-8856, ext. 214 Kentucky’s Largest Veteran’s Day Parade. Downtown Madisonville. 48th Annual parade begins at 2:30 PM. (270) 821-9161 or madisonvillepost6@nwcable.net “Let There Be Light.” Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. Programming ideal for home educators. 1 – 3 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Crafty Leaf Critters. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2 - 4 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Rivers Edge Film Festival. Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah. 270-442-7723 or www.riversedgefilmfestival.com Laniya's Nurtuting Hands Christmas Auction. Raising money to purchase Christmas presents for children at our local shelter. Canned goods collection for each needy family, too. The auction will be held from Nov 4th-10th, closing at 7PM. The event will be held on Facebook on Laniya's Nurturing Hands page. Please invite all your family, friends, and associates.

MONDAY 5 Laniya's Nurtuting Hands Christmas Auction. Raising money to purchase Christmas presents for children at our local shelter. Canned goods collection for each needy family, too. The auction will be held from Nov 4th-10th, closing at 7PM. The event will be held on Facebook on Laniya's Nurturing Hands page. Please invite all your family, friends, and associates.

TUESDAY 6 ELECTION DAY “John Denver Songs Story Hour” with Ms. Retta, Bob Dog, and Ms. Cherri. 10 AM & 1 PM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Baby & Me- a 20 minute story time for ages 0-24 months by Pam Whelan. 11 AM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Queen of the Mississippi. Port of Paducah Riverfront. 1-800-PADUCAH. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Book Discussion From Off the Shelf at McCracken County Public Library. Noon. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

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Princess Party/Superhero School. Sponsored by Livingston Central Future Business Leaders Of America. 10 AM - 1 PM. $10 preregister; $15 at the door. Lots of fun activities for preschool thru grade 3. Contact Greta Ramage, 270-928-2065 or greta.ramage@livingston.kyschools.us Fall Frolic! Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 10 AM - 4 PM. Hayrides, visit with Smokey the Bear, all-day activities. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Ox Power. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 2 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 2:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828. “Choosing a Telescope for Christmas & Planetarium Show.” Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium. 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the West KY Amateur Astronomers. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Public Stargazing. Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium. 7 www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Ain’t Misbehavin’. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 7:30 www.artsinfocus.org

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The Telethon of Stars will take place at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah. It will begin on at 10:00 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Its televised live on WPSD Local 6. Emcees will be Jennifer Rukavina and Scott McGee.

SUNDAY 11 Holiday Open House. Murray, KY Merchants. Weekend of Nov. 9 – 11. Special Festivities at participating businesses on Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. www.mymurray.com Weather Folklore. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 1 PM. www.lbl.org or 800525-7077. Read to Reel. Percy Jackson, Books 1 & 2 Movie. McCracken County Public Library. 2 PM. Book & movie discussion on December 2nd at 2 PM. www.mclib.net or 270442-2510, ext. 122. Sunday Afternoon Safari. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2:15 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 2:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

Laniya's Nurtuting Hands Christmas Auction. Raising money to purchase Christmas presents for children at our local shelter. Canned goods collection for each needy family, too. The auction will be held from Nov 4th-10th, closing at 7PM. The event will be held on Facebook on Laniya's Nurturing Hands page. Please invite all your family, friends, and associates.

THURSDAY 8 Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828. Laniya's Nurtuting Hands Christmas Auction. Raising money to purchase Christmas presents for children at our local shelter. Canned goods collection for each needy family, too. The auction will be held from Nov 4th-10th, closing at 7PM. The event will be held on Facebook on Laniya's Nurturing Hands page. Please invite all your family, friends, and associates.

FRIDAY 9 Holiday Open House. Murray, KY Merchants. Weekend of Nov. 9 – 11. Special Festivities at participating businesses on Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. www.mymurray.com Telethon of Stars Door Decor Dinner. Purple Toad Winery. 6:30 - 10PM. Auctioning holiday wreaths & designer door decor. All monies raised from donated wreaths will go to the 56th Annual Telethon of Stars. The evening includes dinner and entertainment for $25/person. Purple Toad Winery will offer free wine tasting and cash bar with a percentage of sales going to the Telethon. Please email or call designerdoordecor@hotmail.com or 270.331.3897 for ticket information. Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

SATURDAY 10 Graves County High School Lady Eagles Softball Team Pancake and Country Ham Breakfast. 5 - 9 AM. Keystone Park Bingo Hall, Mayfield. $6 /adult; $3/child, aged 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door Nov. 10. Holiday Bazaar. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 9 AM – 1 PM. McCracken County Homemakers. White beans, cornbread meal for $5/person. Holiday Open House. Murray, KY Merchants. Weekend of Nov. 9 – 11. Special Festivities at participating businesses on Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. www.mymurray.com

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eventscalendar MONDAY 12 Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony and Parade. Opening ceremony, 10:30 AM at the gazebo at 2nd and Broadway. Parade, 11 AM at 2nd and Broadway and disbands at 17th and Broadway. Individuals in our Mayfield and Graves County community can donate to Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box by dropping it off during the week of November 12-19 at Mayfield First United Methodist Church Relay Center, located at 214 South 8th Street. Additional information about what to pack in your shoe box, etc. can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org or calling Mayfield First United Methodist Church at 2475678 or the Relay Center Coordinators Josh and Leslie Wessel at 328-8887. Church Basement Ladies: Away in the Basement. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. 270450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org

TUESDAY 13 “Story Time” with Ms. Retta, Bob Dog, and Ms. Cherri. Story Hour. 10 AM & 1 PM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Baby & Me- a 20 minute story time for ages 0-24 months by Pam Whelan. 11 AM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Holiday Open House & Fashion Show. Di Sorrella’s Full Service Salon, 2201 Broadway in Paducah. 4 – 8 PM. 270-442-6260.

WEDNESDAY 14 Free flu shot clinic. 8 AM to noon. Atrium of Doctors Office Bldg 2, Western Baptist Hospital. You must be 18 and older. Phone (270) 575-2895 for information.

THURSDAY 15 Frozen Yogurt Social. 4-9 PM. Swirl's Frozen Yogurt of Paducah will donate 20% of sales to pancreatic cancer research when the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is mentioned. Wear Purple! Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Signature Chefs Auction. Convention Center, 415 Park Ave. 6 PM. marchofdimes.com When General Grant Expelled the Jews. Evening Upstairs with bestselling author Jonathan Sarna at McCracken County Public Library. 7 PM. www.mclib.net or 270442-2510 ext. 119. Jamey Johnson. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

FRIDAY 16 Country Legends Live: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline & Hank Williams, Sr. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

SATURDAY 17 One World Run 5K & Youth Run. Noble Park, Paducah. 5K, 9 AM; Youth Run, 10 AM. Benefits Aids Orphans in Kenya. www.projectaidsorphan.org Pearl of the Purchase Half Marathon and 5K Run. Graves County High School. 9 AM Early registration before Nov. 12 guarantees a t-shirt and discounted entry fees of $35 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K. To register on-site at 8 AM the day of the race costs $45 for the half marathon and $25 for the 5K. Age divisions range from 10-andunder to 75-and-up. All proceeds benefit the Graves County High School Cross Country Runners. To learn more, phone (270) 252-4558 or 705-9326. Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." CFSB Center, Murray State. 10:30 AM & 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12, $15 & $20. For more information, call 270-809-3000. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. Cub Scout Day. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 10 AM - 3 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or more information, call 270-924-2299. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Blacksmithing on the Farm. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 1 www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

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Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 2:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

Annie Moses Band. Carson Center. 3 PM. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org

Special Holiday Presentation. Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium. 5:30 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077.

Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. Ongoing, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000

Music at Maiden Alley Cinema featuring Maiden Radio & Kelsey Waldon. Maiden Alley Cinema. 270-442-7723

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Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." CFSB Center, Murray State. 1 & 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $12, $15 & $20. For more information, call 270-809-3000. To charge tickets by phone, please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information online, please visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. Read to Reel. Percy Jackson, Books 1 & 2 Movie. McCracken County Public Library. 2 PM. Book & movie discussion on December 2nd at 2 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122. From Rags to Riches. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 1 PM. Ideal for home educators. Recycle old clothes into a rag rug. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Kids’ Fossil Field Trip. Land Between the Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor Center. Dress appropriately for hiking on rocky terrain/weather. 1 - 4 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Program is free to LBL visitors. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Willy Wonka Junior. Market House Theatre. 2:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. Ongoing, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000 “Story Time” with Ms. Retta, Bob Dog, and Ms. Cherri. Story Hour. 10 AM & 1 PM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Baby & Me- a 20 minute story time for ages 0-24 months by Pam Whelan. 11 AM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

WEDNESDAY 28 Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. Ongoing, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000

THURSDAY 29 Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

FRIDAY 30 “Taste of Homemaker Holidays.” 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. $10/ticket. Sample the foods from a new cookbook at the McCracken County Extension Office.

West Side Story. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org

Ethan Allen Design Center’s Holiday Designer Tree Showcase. Featuring local designers’ trees & décor. 5-7PM. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. RSVP: 270-441-4005.

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Baby & Me- a 20 minute story time for ages 0-24 months by Pam Whelan. 11 AM. McCracken County Public Library. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Class Acts Series presents West Side Story. 9:30 & 11:30 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

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Film Brew Presents Back to the Future. Maiden Alley Cinema. Food & drink – 6 PM; film – 7 PM. 270-442-7723 West Side Story. Carson Center. 7:30 PM. 270-450-4444 or www.thecarsoncenter.org

Paducah Christmas Parade. 5 PM. Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. On-going, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 Murray Woman's Club Annual Holiday Open House and Music. Featuring Murray Woman's Club Music Department's Chorus and choirs from Calloway County and Murray High School. FREE. Refreshments served - 2PM. Murray Woman's Club House, 704 Vine ST, Murray.

WEDNESDAY 21 Crazy About Carrion. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2:15 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or more information, call 270-924-2299.

THURSDAY 22 Thanksgiving Day Run. goPerformance & Fitness, Paducah. Inside Paducah Regional SportsPlex. 6 AM. No fee to run. Runners decide distance. Course marked up to 10 miles. Other fitness offerings available free! apeal@goperformancefit.com

FRIDAY 23 Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. Ongoing, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000 Bonkers for Bald Eagles. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2:15 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or more information, call 270-924-2299.

SATURDAY 24 Christmas in 1850. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 1 - 4 PM. Ideal for home educators. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Building Bird Houses. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 2:15 PM. $5/bird house. Cost covers program only. Reservations are required since materials are limited. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. www.lbl.org Special Holiday Presentation. Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond Planetarium. 5:30 PM. www.lbl.org or 800-525-7077. Christmas in the Park Holiday Light Display. Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave. Ongoing, through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 PM; Fri & Sat., 6-10 PM. 270.575.4000

SUNDAY 25 Read to Reel. Percy Jackson, Books 1 & 2 Movie. McCracken County Public Library. 2 PM. Book & movie discussion on December 2nd at 2 PM. www.mclib.net or 270442-2510, ext. 122. Homemade Nature Gifts. Land Between the Lakes Nature Station. 1 - 3 PM. Free program with paid admission. www.lbl.org or more information, call 270-924-2299.

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eventscalendar SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Jingle Bell Run/Walk – 5K for Arthritis and Youth Run. Noble Park. 9 AM, 5K; 10 AM, Youth Run. Register online at www.jinglebellrunpaducah.kintera.org or www.arthritis.org For more information: 270-744-3701.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: NOVEMBER 1: PAPA Gallery Winter Show opens.124 Broadway, Paducah. 270.575.3544 • thepapagallery.com

THROUGH NOVEMBER 3: Yeiser Art Center presents Denise Stewart-Sanabria and Christine Wuenschel Exhibition. 270-442-2453. www.theyeiser.org

NOVEMBER 10: Yeiser Art Center. Opening Reception Yeiser Members’ Show. 5-7 PM. Show runs through December 22nd. 270-442-2453. www.theyeiser.org

THROUGH NOVEMBER 15: Paducah School of Art National Ceramics

Private Lessons and Glass Art Windows, Aire Castle Stained Glass Art Studio, 435 Salem Chapel Rd. North, Benton KY. Limit 2 Students per class, schedule is set according to student availability,. Copper Foil & Solder method or Came Method For more, 270-354-5004 or www.airecastle.com/stained-glass . Glass Artisan Guild. Meets in Murray and is open to all. For information, contact Judi Little at 270-436-5132 or visit www.artisanglassguild.com. Meets the 2ND TUE AT 6PM- Usually at the Murray Transit Center- but we also meet in members studios for special projects and demonstrations. Civil War Walking Tour. Paducah Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Using the map, drawn by hand in 1861, by a Federal Captain of occupying troops in Paducah, follow the path of historical markers to discover the city"s important role during the Civil War. Call 1-800-PADUCAH for more. Market @ 315. An array of original art forms. Quilts, Paintings, Turned Wood, Bead Art, Fiber Arts, and much more! All to your "Arts Desire"! 442-6151.

National Quilt Museum. 215 Jefferson Street. For more, call 442-8856. www.nationalquiltmuseum.org. Scheduled school groups of 10 or more are free. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance.

Invitational. Clemens Fine Arts, WKCTC. Free. 270-534-3212.

Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com.

NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2: Paducah School of Art 2nd Annual Holiday

Paducah Railroad Museum – 201 Washington St. Fri. 1 - 4 by appt. $3 Adults, $1 Children. Donations. 270-519-7377

Art Sale. FREE. Clemens Fine Arts Center. 270-354-3212 or artsinfocus.org

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PAPA Gallery. Works by 100 local artists. 124 Broadway. Mon. - Fri. 10 – 4PM. FREE. 575-3544. www.thepapagallery.com

THROUGH DECEMBER 10: Priscilla Sage. National Quilt Museum. www.quilt-

The Right Angle Gallery. Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-3. 4645 Village Square Dr.

THROUGH DECEMBER 10: Material Witnesses. National Quilt Museum. museum.org

THROUGH JANUARY 14, 2013: My Accidental Quilt Collection. 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.

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. 270575-9958. www.riverdiscoverycenter.org Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum - 631 Kentucky Ave. Interpreting Paducah's & Western KY's roles in the Civil War. Fri/Sat Noon to 4PM; 10AM-4PM when riverboats in port; group tours by appt. Adults $3/child 6-12 $1/under 6 free 575-5477. The William Clark Market House Museum – 121 Market House Square. Mon – Sat 12 – 4 PM. $3 ages 12 and up, $1 ages 6 – 11, 443-7759 Whitehaven Welcome Center – I-24, exit 7. Tours 1 – 4 PM daily, Tours every half hour, daily 1:30 – 4 PM. FREE. 554-2077.

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

Bellview Baptist Church – 554-3173 www.bellviewbaptistpaducah.com 4875 Old Mayfield Road – Pastor Bro. Mike Nolen www.bellviewbaptistchurch.com • Sunday School: 9 AM; Worship Service: 10 AM; Sunday Evening: 6 pm; Wednesday Service: 6:30 pm

Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 270-876-7239 www.bethelcpchurch.org “Come Grow With Us”

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM.; Worship, 10 AM. & 6 PM. Youth (6th-12th grade) , 6 PM WEDNESDAY: 5:30 Meal 6 PM AWANA (0-5th) Youth (6th-12th) Adult Bible Study

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

Broadway Church of Christ - 270-443-6206 2855 Broadway Street, Paducah. www.broadwaycoc.com

SUNDAY: Morning Worship, 9:30 AM; Bible Study, 10:45 AM Evening Worship, 6 PM Mondays & Wednesdays: Precious Pottery Preschool, 9:00 AM – 2:00 pm Tuesday: Clothing Give Away, 10:00 AM – noon Wednesday: Ladies Bible Class, 10:00 AM, Bible Classes 6:30 pm

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The Purchase Parenting and Family Annual Shopping Guide You asked for it - It’s our first annual Holiday shopping Guide! Many of the shopping districts in our area are represented and lots of businesses have included coupons, open houses and holiday specials for you to take advantage of. Check out our advertiser’s unique products and services. This holiday season we hope you’ll support the many businesses that make the Purchase Area a great place to live. Be sure to mention that you saw their advertising in Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine. When you BUY LOCAL you help to keep this economy strong.

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Between Friends 2923 Lone Oak Road Paducah, KY (270) 554-8790

A Healing Sanctuary Massage

Better Than Ever

located inside Wheeler Wellness Center 116 Lone Oak Road • Paducah, Ky 270-534-5641

112 South 5th Street • Paducah, KY 270-210-9512

Give the gift of massage to pamper your loved ones this holiday season. Sheila Gandy, Nationally Certified LMT provides massage services in Connective Tissue, Swedish, European, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. She is also the area's only provider of LomiLomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork. Gift card special: Spend $100, get a $25 gift card free! facebook.com/ahealingsanctuarymassage

“MAKE IT” or “TAKE IT” at Better Than Ever. “MAKE” Pinterest-inspired projects in the craft studio or shop and “TAKE” already-made repurposed windows, doors, shutters, frames, dishes, and more! Better Than Ever brings the love of old to a new generation through vintage and shabby chic style. It’s Better Than Ever! Visit www.betterthaneverhome.blogspot.com

We are currently finishing a storewide remodel and offer both new and consignment items. We have a large selection of furniture, clothing for the whole family, home decor, NEW luggage, NEW candles, NEW jewelry, NEW handbags, duffel bags, gift certificates, and MUCH MORE!

Chrislyn's 3420 Lone Oak Road, STE G Paducah, KY 270-554-8043 Ladies Fine Apparel. Chrislyn's offers unique high quality clothing for women of all ages. We offer personal fashion consultants that can assist you with your Chrislyn's experience. Chrislyn's carries unique everyday apparel, accessoires, prom gowns, formal gowns, formal shoes, and tuxedo rental. Chrislyn's is Paducah's newest and hottest clothing boutique. Open Tuesday through Saturday.

Closetmaid Paducah, KY (270) 441-2305 Quality custom made closet organization, blinds, and shutters. Locally owned family business, FREE in home estimates for residential and commercial. 36 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


Community Christmas Paducah, KY A Community Christmas is an annual event held at the Cherry Civic Center. Local vendors with booths filled to overflowing with last minute Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Some of the gift ideas available are massage gift certificates, Scentsy, custom jewelry, 31 Gifts, BeautiControl, Mary Kay and gift baskets galore!

DiSorellas 2201 Broadway Street • Paducah, KY (270) 442-6260 We have new merchandise that just arrived from Market! Jewelry, scarves, hats, belts, UK items, large selection of hair and nail products. Gift certificates always make a perfect gift, and we are proud to offer FREE gift wrap. Please join us for our holiday open house and fashion show Tuesday November 13 from 4-8 P.M.

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Kentucky Oaks Mall 5101 Hinkleville Road • Paducah, KY (270) 444-0440 Kentucky Oaks Mall has simplified Holiday shopping! Give Mall Gift Cards to everyone and they can shop at over 100 stores! It’s the perfect holiday gift! Available at the Customer Service Center, by calling 1-800-615-3535, or online at www.mallgiftcards.net. They are the perfect size and fit for everyone on your list.

Jordan’s Market 451 Jordan Drive, STE B • Paducah, KY 270-408-1286

Learning Railroad Jordan's Market is the go to place for everyone on your gift list. We have a gift for every budget, and gift certificates, too! Custom gift baskets are also available, with FREE local delivery. New to the market is our exclusive line of boutique clothing. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10-6 and Friday/Saturday 10-8. We will be open Sundays in December and offer extended holiday hours during the week. Join us for our holiday open house Saturday, November 13th, from 1 to 6 for refreshments and 20 percent off store wide.

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2965 Jackson Street • Paducah, KY (270) 444-9986 We feature our Doll Adoption Center, where cuddly newborn dolls wait for a new "mommy" to "adopt" them from our doll nurse! Santa also puts adoptable baby dolls under the tree! We have a unique mix of high quality learning toys for boys and girls from birth up, including picks from Science guy Jason Lindsey. Park at our front door, and leave with beautifully wrapped gifts!


Medical Spa 7 3651 James Sanders Boulevard • Paducah, KY (270) 554-0090 Stop by Medical Spa 7 for all kinds of wonderful holiday gifts. We have all kinds of items for all kinds of different gifts: candles, lotions, pajamas, bath soaks and elixirs, makeup bags, tan towels, mineral makeup, clarisonic skin brushes and more! Can't decide on the perfect gift? Give a gift card and let your loved one decide for themselves! Quite simply, Medical Spa 7 is a wonderful place to relax during the crazy holiday season and take care of some of your shopping too!percent off store wide.

Mi Lindo 2701 Irvin Cobb Drive • Paducah, KY (270) 408-1243 We are newly remodeled and ready to serve you! We are happy to offer a private room for holiday parties of any size, please call to reserve. Gift certificates make a tasty holiday gift, come enjoy the holidays with us!

Michelson Jewelers 5017 Hinkleville Road • Paducah KY 270-443-9200 When they see the Michelson's box, they'll know you cared enough to get the very best! As one of the few remaining family owned retailers serving our area, we’re most appreciative of our consumers’ loyalty and continue our quest to be the premier source for the finest quality in fine jewelry and gifts from the most renowned designers and manufacturers worldwide. Featuring Scott Kay, Pandora, Tacori, Hearts on Fire, Lagos, Philip Stein, and so much more. Visit michelson-jewelers.com. www.purchaseparenting.com November2012 • 39


Midtown Market 3000 Broadway • Paducah, KY 270-444-3996 Holiday gift baskets are now available at Midtown Market. Drop in and pick up one of our many pre-made baskets for a quick and easy gift, or choose from hundreds of products to custom create your own. Themed baskets such as "coffee lovers", "Kentucky chocolates", "breakfast baskets" and many, many more available. Our friendly staff can create a basket for any budget from $20 to $250!

Personal Best Aesthetics 2311 Kentucky Avenue • Paducah, KY (270) 443-8938 ”This is our Christmas Party for you! Please Come by to have good food and fun with our staff before the Holiday Season gets too busy ! We appreciate your business more than you know and this is just a way to thank each of you and wish you a Wonderful Holiday Season! We will have Unbelievably Great Prices just for 2 hours only as our Thank You to You! Come eat, have fun, win, and have free consults with our Healthcare Professionals. No purchase necessary!"

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Shane Lee

Simply B

118 South 2nd St. • Paducah, KY 270-444-5045

2008 Broadway St • Paducah, KY (270) 415-9501

Shane Lee Btq specializes in personal service to help you find the "perfect" gift. From soaps created in the South of France to fabulous fabrics t adorn the body and comfort the soul. Shane Lee has an abundance of locally manufactured items. Like us on Facebook Shaneleebtq!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Simply B! We are filled with unique gifts and accessories for anyone on your list. Embellish your holiday gift shopping and let us wrap them up while enjoying a cup of gourmet snickerdoodle coffee. We wish everyone a very merry Christmas!

St. John's Holiday Bazaar St. John's Knights of Columbus Hall • 6725 US Hwy 45 Paducah KY Come shop for all your holiday gifts in one place at St. John's Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 from 10am to 3 pm. Choose from a wide variety of items including artwork, jewelry, candles, musical instruments, crafts, gifts and more! Lunch will be available for purchase. Great door prizes up for grabs, including a Kindle Fire!

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Terri Waldridge 1401 Broadway • Paducah , KY (270) 442-2656 I offer Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage. In addition I now offer a Christian based form of relaxation called Healing Touch. Deeply rooted in the Christian faith, Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy. It is a gentle touch that helps to balance you spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Top Quality Consignment 3333 Irvin Cobb Dr • Paducah, KY (270) 575-3833 Top Quality Consignment is the largest consignment in Paducah with over 14,000 square feet. We carry EVERYTHING, from clothing for the entire family, home decor, accessories, appliances, furniture, and much more.....Don't forget to like us on Facebook to get an update every day for new items, special sales, color discounts, and customer service details!

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Total Rejuvination 2603 Kentucky Avenue • Paducah, KY (270) 444-9199 Join us at Total Rejuvenation of Paducah on November 30th from 10 am till 4 pm for our annual Holiday Open House. Whether you're looking to pamper yourself or looking for that perfect gift, we are sure to have just what you are looking for. Unbelievable deals on all products and services as well as your choice of a FREE microderm, facial, manicure, pedicure or 30 minute massage with any purchase.

Wellsprings 2341 New Holt Road • Paducah, KY 42001 270-554-SKIN Holiday shopping at WellSprings is easy and convenient with consultants available to advise on personalized recommendations, products and services. Gift Certificates allow current WellSprings' clients on your gift list to enjoy their favorite product or service, while others are delighted by their first opportunity to experience the quality skincare and treatments at WellSprings

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With Ewe in Mind 830 Jefferson St • Paducah, KY (270) 444-8890 Stop by With Ewe in Mind to pick up gifts for your favorite knitter or supplies to make your own gifts this Holiday Season.

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Bling It On 906 A South 12 • Bel Air Shopping Center • Murray KY 270-753-4222 Competitive pricing on contemporary to casual to vintage styles, with free alterations so it fits just right. Our "wall of jeans" features over 60 brands and 100 styles, including Miss Me, Rock Revival and more! Ladies, fill out your wish list with us, then send your Santa in and we'll help him pick out your "surprise". Ask about our cowgirl boot giveaway in November! facebook.com/blingiton2

Carey's 403 Chestnut • Murray, KY (270) 753-4725 Carey's, owned and operated by Carey Boggess Story, opened in May of 2012. Carey's features a wide array of gift items for home and baby, as well as fashion clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, (including Corral Boots) and numerous accessories for any occasion. Our gift registries make shopping easy and assures your wish list is complete. Stop by and check us out on Facebook!

The Closet Door Consignment Shop 400 North 4th Street • Murray, KY (270) 761-3667 The Closet Door was established in June 2011 and voted #1 consignment shop in Callaway County in 2012. We Offer: 50/50 on consignment for 90 days. We allow consignors too pick up unsold merchandise at the end of the 90 days OR they can donate them to people in need. We also offer a lay-a-way plan; merchandise as low as 25c and nice, clean brand name clothing at low prices.

Creative Canvas 109 North 4th Street • Murray, KY (270) 761-5850 Come and paint your masterpiece in about 2 hours. Step by step instruction and you will take home your painting at the end of the night!! $25.00 includes everything you need!! No experience required. Kids class on Saturdays 12 to 2:00 Tuesday - Saturday 7pm to 9. Sunday & Monday open for Partys of all occasions. Call for more info at 270-761-5850 http://creativecanvasjill.blogspot.com/ 46 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


DK Kelley 305-A South 12th • Murray, KY (270) 753-7441 DK Kelley features ladies fine apparel and accessories and has served the area for over 25 years. From the latest trends to classics that never go out of style, there's something for women of every age at DK Kelley. Come see the area's largest selection of jewelry and accessories! Voted Murray's Favorite Ladies Clothing Store. Visit us on Facebook too - www.facebook.com/dkkelley21

Enix Jewelers 107 South 4th Street • Murray, KY (270) 753-9959 Enix Jewelers has the largest inventory of new and estate jewelry in the area. We carry both Citizen and Belair watches. Come in and take advantageof our layaway plan before Christmas. We are now open from 9:00-2:00 on Saturday through the holidays.

Gate 28 310 North 12th • Murray, KY (270) 873-2696 Gate 28 is Vintage Inspired Meets Country Chic. We can dress you from head to toe with our lines of clothing/shoes/accessories to fit every need and budget! Let our associates personalize an outfit for you. Make sure the presents under your tree are from Gate 28! We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Go Further 210 Main St. • Murray, KY (270) 761-3323 This is a store you'll never want to leave.! Feed your head with unusual coolness. We're filed with items that will spark wonder and intrigue. We have Cool items for cool people: Hand-Crafted items such as hand blown glass, custom tie dyes, hemp necklaces and wire wrapped jewelry. With new art weekly and our black Friday sale you cant go wrong when you GO FURTHER.

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Merchant’s Market 2321 State Route 94 East • Murray, KY • (270) 759-6736 Merchant’s Market has 40 booths to shop from!! Come and get Christmas decorations, old, new, and handmade furniture, jewelry, new and used clothing, corn hole games and bags, and much more. When you shop in November and December bring can food for Needline. For each canned good brought in get 10% off that number of items.

Peggy’s Place

Ribbon Chix

404C N. 4th St. • Murray, KY • (270) 761-7800 Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season, consider Peggy's Place, where it is not just a service it's and experience. We offer personalized services in hair, nails, and body waxing, using only professional products. Biolage, Kenra, Redken, OPI, CND, Shellac and many more. Our focus at Peggy's Place is on you! Complete your holiday shopping at Peggy's Place. Gift certificates available!

414 S. 12th Street • Murray, KY • (270) 761-2449 Fall-la-la-la into the holiday season in style with the friendly staff at Ribbon Chix. The girls at Ribbon Chix are happy to find a fresh look for you and perfect gifts for those you love. We specialize in women's and children's clothing, shoes, and accessories. Christmas open house will be November 9-11. Keep up with all the latest fashions, specials, and get entered for our weekly give-a-ways on Facebook!

Your, Mine and Ours 117 South 4th St • Murray, KY • (270) 753-4087 Yours, Mine, and Ours on the square! Welcome to consignment of exceptional quality. We invite you to shop in our attractive consignment boutique which offers fashions for: men, women, children, maternity and formal wear, and accessories. Enjoy owning designer clothing which is beautiful, stylish and in excellent condition at a fraction of the cost. Wear “Saks Fifth Avenue” quality at “Saks” thrift avenue price.

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Ashleighs

The Pink Tractor

Located at Patti's 1880's Settlement • Grand Rivers, KY (270) 362-8844

Located at Patti's 1880's Settlement • Grand Rivers, KY (270) 362-8844

Timeless statements of style is what you'll find at Ashleigh's Boutique, located at Patti's 1880's Settlement. Ashleigh’s specializes in the latest high quality ladies/misses fashions. We have an extensive selection of handbags and accessories including Brighton, Spartina, Novo and much more Experience the unique style and beautiful elegance of Ashleigh’s Boutique.

The Pink Tractor carries contemporary, unique & trendy clothing and accessories for the young at heart. Hot brands include Flying Tomato clothing, Lenny & Eva jewelry, and Lucchese boots. A bright hot pink Massey Ferguson tractor sits in front of the shop which makes us hard to miss, perfect for photo ops! Every Gal Needs a Little Tractor Time! Check us out at thepinktractorgal.com.

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So Cool 1804 JH Obryan Ave • Grand Rivers, Ky (270) 362-9151 The So Cool boutique is going on their 16th year in business! The secret to their success is repeat customers. So Cool strives to give you the best personal attention possible. Their major brands are Vera Bradley, Life Is Good, Crabtree & Evelyn & they were the first in the area to carry Pandora jewelry. You never know what you'll find at So Cool and there is always free gift wrapping. They are located in Grand Rivers, Ky. across from Pattis.

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Diedra's Market Place at Parcell's Deli (270) 527-2080 Parcell's Deli & Bakery (270) 527-9300 165 US Hwy 68 E. • Benton, Ky (Draffenville) A super sweet shopping experience awaits you at Diedra's Market Place and Parcell's Deli and Bakery! It's the one stop shop for everyone on your gift giving list. Diedra's Market Place features fabulous gift items, jewelry and accessories, home decor and so much more. Plus, the adjacent Parcell's Deli and Bakery is the perfect place to order your holiday cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pies; they'll be the hit of any holiday gathering.

That Cute Little Shop In Benton 1106 Main St. • Benton, KY (270) 906-2352 That Cute Little Shop In Benton, located on the Square in Benton Kentucky offers boutique style shopping. TCLSIB is a ladies clothing store for women ages 2590. We carry Tru Luxe Jeans, RYU, MonoReno, BluPepper, Perch Plus Line and are excited to announce that the Multiples line will be arriving in the store in December. In addition to clothing we offer a shoe/boot department, jewelry, purses and accessories to complete your wardrobe. Gift Cards are also available! Have fun Holiday Shopping at our store! 52 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


Leaps & Bounds 1105 E. 5th Street • Metropolis, IL (618) 524-1142 Leaps & Bounds is the perfect place to shop for Holiday Gifts. This Children's Clothes and Sports Consignment Store also features a HUGE inventory of personalized creations from shirts, ornaments, keychains, bags, tumblers, bows, headbands, necklaces, vinyl letter gifts, and much more! Order yours today!

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Metropolis Tourism Metropolis, IL Come to Metropolis and visit White Lili Boutique, Dress it Up Home and Boutique, Twice as Nice, Stacey’s Floral Boutique, A Grand Affair by Memry and The Treasure Chest. All located in downtown Metropolis, these stores all offer unique local gifts. Jewelry, home decor, clothing, formal wear, handbags, and MUCH more. Please join us for our holiday open house on November 11 beginning at 12 P.M.

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WEDNESDAY: Bible Study - 7 PM Bus Ministry: 270-564-5706 or 270-210-9086

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Lone Oak Church of Christ - 554-2511 www.loneoakchurchofchrist.com SUNDAY: Worship 9

AM, Sunday School 15 minutes after end of worship, Evening Service 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 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

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

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9 AM, Services 10 AM and 5 PM. Mothers Day Out: WEDNESDAY 9AM - 2:30 PM. Hillcrest Preschool, MONDAY - FRIDAY

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

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

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumcpaducah.org

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.immanuel-paducah.org

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

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: Worship Services-10:45 AM. Sunday School, 9:30 AM with classes for all ages. WEDNESDAY: Worship Services 4:30 PM MIE for children K-5, 5:30 PM JourneyKidz for Preschoolers, 6:00 PM Prayer Meeting

SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9 Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

Jesus Christ Little House of Prayer - 898-9875

Margaret Hank Memorial Cumberland Presbyterian Church - 443-3689 www.margarethank.org

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

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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 worship6 PM, Youth group 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Bible study 6:30 PM, Junior youth group 6:30 PM Contact:Bro. David LeNeave, contact@mscpchurch.com

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 554-0518 www.mtzionpaducah.org

SUNDAY: Sunday school, 9 AM; Worship, 10 AM & 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, 6:30 PM.

New 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

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

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

Awana Program - 5 PM; Evening Worship - 6 PM • WEDNESDAY EVENING, 7 PM.

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.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rivers, KY 270-362-2171, http://stpiusx.us • Pastor Father Anthoni Ottagan

Oaklawn Baptist Church – 442-1513 www.oaklawnbaptistky.org

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

Mass Times: WEDNESDAY 9 AM, FRIDAY at 9 AM, SUNDAY 6 PM

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:45 AM; Worship 11 AM & 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7 PM; God's Children 7 PM

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

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

AWANA (2 - 6th grade), The Light (7th - 12th grade); 6:45 PM Adult Bible Classes

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WEDNESDAY: 10 AM - 3 PM Mission Room Open; 4:30 - 6 PM Evening Meal; 6:30 - 8 PM

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

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

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

Open Door Baptist Church - 443-6522 www.theopendoorbaptistchurch.com 227 Farley Place, Paducah,

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

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.

Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 AM

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY

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.

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

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

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

St. Paul Lutheran Church - 442-8343

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

St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calvert City – 270-395-4727 www.stpiusx.us Pastor: Father Anthoni Ottagan Mass Times: TUES: 6 PM. WED – FRI: 8 AM. SAT: 4:30 PM. SUN: 10 AM.

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

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

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

Reidland Baptist Church – 898-6243 rbaptist@bellsouth.net • www.reidlandbaptistchurch.org

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

Reidland Christian Church – 898-3904 www.reidlandchristian.org

SUNDAY: 9:30 AM Sunday school; 10:30 AM Worship; 6 PM Bible study WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Family Meal; 7 PM Bible study for children/adults .

Reidland Seventh Day Adventist Church - 270-898-3010 5320 KY Dam Road, Paducah, KY 42003

SATURDAY: Sabbath School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 11 AM. A FREE delicious vegetarian fellowship meal is served 1st Sabbath of each month following worship service. WEDNESDAY: Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM.

Reidland United Methodist Faithweaver Friends, preschool - 6th grade. Wednesdays: 5:15 - 7:30 PM. Free dinner & fun, interactive bible discussions for kids. For more, call 270-217-0400.

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

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

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

SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM; Morning Worship & WeeWorship - 10:45 AM;

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West End Baptist Church - 443-1043

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

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us

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

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.

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

On-Going Community Events & Notices:

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

MONDAY – SATURDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER: Downtown Farmers Market. Riverfront, 2nd and Monroe. www.paducahalliance.org

Grade) 5-6:45PM Youth (6th-12 grade): 5:30-6:45PM, Choir: 6-7PM

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.

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

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634

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

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

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

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.

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

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.

www.unitedcentralpres.org info@unitedcentralpres.org

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

SUNDAY: Worship celebration–10 AM; Coffee and refreshments–11- 11:20AM;

270-408-9292.

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

Kentucky Grandparents who are primary caregivers may be eligible for state assistance. Call the Purchase Area DeveloPMent District for more information at 877-352-5183. Feeding the Hungry - Community Ministries, 1200 Jefferson Street. Volunteers (age 14 and older) are always needed to help serve free lunches to anyone who's hungry. Shifts available from 9:45 AM - 1:15 PM, Monday - Friday. Financial support also much welcomed! For more info, call Sally Michelson, 519-9233. Civil Air Patrol - National Guard Armory, 8000 Hinkleville Road, , Tuesdays, 6 8:30 PM. Offering lessons in aviation and aerospace principles, along with teamwork and leadership training. Members often participate in rescue and disaster relief missions. $34 per year for youth; $61 for adults. For more info, call 270-3311750 or email kycap201@calldialog.net.

FREE GED Classes.WKCTC, 8:00 AM -4:30 pm at Anderson Technical Building & 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm at KY Oaks Mall. To register, call 270-534-3451. Fridays through June 20: Take a FREE official practice test at the Anderson Technical Building. Tests start at 8:30 AM. You can also take the GED FREE. Call to schedule a time. FREE GED CLASSES - Livingston County Adult and Family Learning Center 306 Wilson Ave. Smithland, KY Also offering free computer classes, math classes, reading classes, and ESL. For more info call 928-2168 Neighbors Unifying Ballard County: MEETS THE 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 PM, at the Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway, LaCenter. UNBC is a non-profit charitable organization established for the betterment of the community and county. Anyone interested in participating in community improvement is welcome. For more information, contact Elaine Jarvis, president at 270-665-5057. Find us on Facebook.

Ballard-Carlisle County Historical and Genealogy Society: Meets the fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 PM, at the Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogy Society Building, 257 4th Street in Wickliffe, KY. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Society is open Fridays, 9 AM until 4 pm. For more information contact, Murray Akers, 270-628-3203. Ballard County Cemetery Boad: Meets the first Thursday of each month, 4:30 PM, at Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway in LaCenter, KY. Created by the Ballard County Fiscal Court to preseve our old family cemeteries. Contact Betty Johnson, chairman, at 270-210-3538. Like us on Facebook. Maiden Alley Cinema plays unique movies you won't see anywhere else in the region! They also host special events and art shows. Go online to maidenalleycinema.com for what's playing this week.

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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.

Wednesday is “Building a Resume,” Friday is “Searching for a Job Online.” For more, call 270-442-2510.

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.

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.

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

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

WEDNESDAYS: Knitting, Crochet, and More.Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 2 PM. Join the crew with your latest knitting, crocheting or other project. 444-0044.

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.

WEDNESDAYS: One on One at One - Computers with Brian Medlin at McCracken County Library. 1:00 PM.

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

THURSDAYS: Story Hour. Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street. 11 AM. For more, call 618-524-4312.

Cat, dog, and small animal adoptions, All God’s Creatures Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Adoption Center, 595 Richmond Rd, Simpson IL, 1-618-9679601 or 1-618-695-2654. Cat, dog adoptions, Project Hope “No Kill” Humane Society, 1698 W 10th St, Metropolis IL, 1-618-524-8939.

EVERY BUSINESS DAY: Cat Adoptions, from various humane societies, Pet Adoption Center at PetsMart, (270) 575-9300 FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: Cans for the Cross, aluminum can will be collected at the corner of the Ballard County Courthouse at 10 AM.

SECOND MONDAYS: American Disaster Action Team (DAT) monthly meetings. 6:30 PM. Chapter building. 442-3575. SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS: West Kentucky Christian Alliance meeting, McCracken County Library. 6:00 PM. This group’s purpose is to speak up about our loss of Christian values, and to further evangelism in these troublesome time.s For information, call 270-994-3230.

THURSDAYS: E-Reader classes led by Patrick Archer at McCracken County Public Library. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM Spring Hill Singles Ministry - Offering adult singles bible study at Ledbetter UMC. Join us for fun fellowship while learning about real issues that singles face. Childcare provided, and single parents are welcome. Our singles Bible study will start Thursday, 1-5-2012. For the most updated information, like us on Facebook as Spring Hill Ministries Paducah. You can also email springhillministries@hotmail.com. THURSDAYS: Charitable Bingo. Ballard County Board of Education, 264 E Kentucky Drive, Barlow, KY. For more information, call 270-665-9844. THURSDAYS: Overeaters Anonymous. 1:30 PM (extra meeting time to add) Christ United Methodist Church Recreation Hall. 1322 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY. 270-247-7414 THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 - 9 PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 442-3186.

FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH: Knitting Club. McCracken County Extension Office. Members meet to share techniques and ideas and enjoy each others company. For more, call 270-554-9520.

THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH - Book Club. Downtown Coffee Bar, 426 Broadway. 10AM. Everyone is welcome to join our book club to discuss the book of the month. Call to find out what we're reading, 270-444-0044 SECOND THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH: Matters of Life Forum. McCracken Co. Senior Center Activities Room. 11 AM. We will discuss many topics such as ethical wills, passing on important values and bereavement support. For more, contact nancy.wallace@uky.edu TUESDAYs: Story time at McCracken County Public Library. 10 AM and 1 PM. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. L.I.F.E. Community Marriage Enrichment. 6 – 7 PM. Married couples are invited to these sessions to discuss issues that hinder marriage and how to overcome them. FREE. Contact 575-3823. MONDAY - SUNDAY: Nemo Feedings. Yaya's Island, Jordan Crossing Plaza. 1 270-408-9292.

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

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

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eventscalendar FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and storytellers, along with a great audience. Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse. 8 PM. FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge. Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321 FRIDAYS: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah. www.paducahracing.net LAST WEEKDAYS OF EACH MONTH: PATS Free Ride. Paducah Area Transit System invites us to ride free on any fixed route (nine in total) . 6 AM – 6 PM. Regular fare $.75, $.50 for 55 and over. paducahtransit.com.

exhibit a developmental delay. Children also must reside in the McCracken County School District. Please call the McCracken County Head Start office at 270-538-4041 to make an appointment. Early Head Start applications will also be taken at this time. Transportation for preschool is provided by McCracken County School system. Sorry, no transportation is provided for Early Head Start.

NOVEMBER 2: McNabb Elementary (Paducah) Fall Festival, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. NOVEMBER 5: No School for Paducah City Schools (Professional Development) NOVEMBER 6: No School for Paducah City Schools (Election Day) NOVEMBER 19: Paducah City Schools Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Camps, Classes & Education

The Parks Services Department will be adding a wide range of art classes for a wide range of ages to its fall schedule. Classes include: Zanblingle Drawing Classes for Ages: 5+ years including adults on MONDAY OR THURSDAY Classical Drawing for Ages 9+ years including adults on TUESDAYS

SATURDAYS: Family Movie Entertainment. Traders Mall, theatre. 2 PM matinee,

Pastels with Pizazz for ages 10+ years including adults on MONDAY OR THURSDAY

7 PM evening show. Concessions available, games before the show. For more, call Michael Vancura at 270-994-3686.

Oil Painting: Still Life for ages 2+ years including adults on WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY

Kids & Their Families: School Notes: FRIDAY MORNINGS MONTHLY: Toddler Time (for 2 and 3 year olds) is an opportunity for Graves County children to begin to become familiar with school so that when the time comes, the transition is very natural. Children are able to explore, play with new toys and meet other children. We include in our sessions times of singing, playing, arts, crafts, coloring, and snack time. While the toddlers are having fun mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are learning creative ways to actively engage with their children. For more information, contact Jennifer Morris, 270-328-4868. The McCracken County Preschool Head Start office is now accepting appointments to register for the 2012-13 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 1, 2012 and they must be income eligible or

Watercolor Secrets Painting for ages 12+ years including adults on TUESDAYS 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM After School Fine Arts for ages 5 – 13 years, MONDAY- FRIDAY, 3:30

PM – 5:30 PM

Movie Maker Kids for ages 5 – 14 years on TUESDAY OR THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 5 (MONDAY): Stroke Support Group. Meeting Room A, Baptist Heart Center Conference Room , Western Baptist Hospital. 3:00 PM to 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. CLASSES ON MONDAYS – THURSDAYS: Beginner group and advanced group piano classes (for ages 5-6, 6-7, 8-11) Harmony Road Music School, 2226 Broadway, Ste.2, Paducah, KY. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Amy Allen at (270) 444-3669 or to view a schedule, visit www.harmonyroadpaducah.com.

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

FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Alzehimer’s Support Group. Paducah Care & Rehabilitation Center, 501 N. 3rd Street in Paducah. 4:30 PM. Call Felicia Williams or Katina Wilson at 270-444-9661 for additional information.

FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group, second floor conference room at Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. 11:00 Provides informaiotn, education and support to those who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. Please call 270-251-4121 for more information. AM – noon.

NOVEMBER 5 & 12 (MONDAY) AND NOVEMBER 3 (SATURDAY): Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 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. NOVEMBER 5 (MONDAY) AND NOVEMBER 7(WEDNESDAY). Diabetes Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 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.

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NOVEMBER 6 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors

WEDNESDAYS: Musical Fingers. (Classes for all children 4 and under.) Meet

Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Free class designed to help expectant mothers become familiar with relaxation techniques. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, pillow and support person. Call 270-575-2229 for more information.

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

NOVEMBER 6 (TUESDAY). Brunch Bunch.11

to noon. Baptist Heart Center Auditorium, Western Baptist Hospital. Speakers: Neurosurgeon Thomas Gruber, M.D., and Vascular Surgeon Griffin Bicking, M.D. Phone (270) 575-2895 for reservations. AM

NOVEMBER 19 (MONDAY): Girl Talk. 4 to 6 p.m. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Bldg 2, Western Baptist Hospital. Free class to help pre-adolescent girls learn about their changing bodies and help them feel more self-confident about becoming women. Phone (270) 575-2229 to register. NOVEMBER 10 (SATURDAY) AND NOVEMBER 26 (MONDAY): Breastfeeding Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 9:00 – 11:00 Saturday and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Call 270-575-2229 to register. AM

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

On-Going Dance, Fitness & Sports: Weekday Road Rides. EVERY MONDAY THROUGH 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.

NOVEMBER 26 (MONDAY): Sibling Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 6:00 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.

MONDAYS: Dodgeball League. 6:30

SECOND THURSDAYS Infant Care Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital.

more, call 270-444-8508.

Baby basics to assist parents with their first few weeks with baby. Call 270-444-2443.

MONDAY -THURSDAY: Multiple Class in Yoga and Pilates covering stretching,

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

PM.

Paducah Recreation Center through

December only. 270-444-8508.

MONDAY: Clogging Class. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 6 PM. $5 per session. For

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.

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.

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

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH FREE Family Law Clinic from 4:00 p.m. until

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

6:00 p.m. 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.

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

SECOND TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Breast Cancer Support Group. Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Suite 403. 6 PM. Call 270-442-1310.

SECOND THURSDAYS OF EACH MONTH: Hopeful Hearts Breast Cancer Support Group. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital, Womens Center Suite 210. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Call 270-538-5700.

EVERY TUESDAY: Ashes Smoking Cessation Classes. Classroom 4, Lourdes Hospital. 5 PM. Call 270-444-2808. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Sibling Class. Rosenthal Room – 2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavision Lourdes. Prepares big brothers and big sisters under 5 for the new arrival. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2640 or 270-444-2243.

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.

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Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

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

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.

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

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

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

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TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30 PM and WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 PM. Zumba with Tishaunda. AMPA in Jordan's Crossing.$5 per class. www.tishaunda.webs.com or call 618.638.4180

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.

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: Futsal, Paducah Recreation Center through December only. 6:30 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.

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

TUESDAYS: Hatha Yoga. Paducah Yoga Center. 5:30 PM. Pay what you can,

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Walking Club. Meet at Picnic Shelter 10 in Noble Park.

TUESDAYS: Family Track Run Practice. Meet at Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. 6

donation based class for all levels, including beginners.

M, W, 5 – 6 PM. Tu, Th, 12 – 1 PM. FREE.

- 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-8508.

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.

TUESDAY: Youth Running Club. Picnic Shelter #10 at Noble Park. FREE. Ages 5-15. 6-7 PM. 444-8508.

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.

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.hwangmartialarts.com

WEDNESDAYS: Beginners Mid East Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 2. 5 PM. 270-444-8508. 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: Drop in Doubles Clinic. Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center. 6:30 PM. Members $15, Nonmembers $19. 270-443-8363. 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 Makeup Class, 6PM; Dynamic TKD Regular Class

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(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,

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 your you can protect your self from Medicare errors, learn to detect potential fraud and abuse and to report errors or suspected fraud. He is available 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Senior Center, 1400 HC Mathis Drive. For more information call 270-443-8993.

2343 New Holt Road. 1 PM – 2 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

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

SATURDAYS: Kingsway Skateland. 1 - 3 pm and 3 - 5 pm, . 10 - 11:30 AM (beginner's session), $4.

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Hot Lunches - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 11:30 AM. Donation : $2. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

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).

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Exercise Classes for Seniors - PaducahMcCracken County Senior Center. 10-11 AM. 443-8579

SATURDAYS. Kingsway Skateland. 7:30 – 11

MONDAY - FRIDAY: Water Aerobics. Brooks Indoor Pool, Broadway United Methodist

PM.

$6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1,

and Kirchoff's Bakery locations. 9 AM.

Speed/Inline $3.

Church, 701 Broadway. 10 AM. $25 per month. Call 270-443-1778 for more info.

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

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

EVERY SATURDAY DURING FOOTBALL SEASON, BEGINNING SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH from 9:00 to 11:00 AM The Orthopaedic Institute of Western

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

Kentucky will be providing Saturday walk-in clinic. You may visit the clinic at 4787 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah, or call 270-442-9461.

over. 443-8579 TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579

On-Going Events for Seniors:

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.

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.

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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Adoption/Foster Care:

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) - Sponsoring support group for adoptive and prospective adoptive parents. The meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Oasis Christian Center, 3232 Buckner Lane (home to Community Christian Academy Elementary School in Paducah, KY and the last Monday of each month at the Community Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy 45 in Hickory (across from State Police Post One) in Mayfield, KY. Both meetings are held from 6 - 8 PM. All adoptive parents and those interested in adoption are welcome. Childcare is provided free of charge. For more information contact: Tammy DeBoe @ 270-994-2466 or tammydeboe@newwaveccomm.net or Kim Armistead @ 502-558-6846 or raka1214@yahoo.com. NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. 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. Foster a Child & Foster Hope (© 2011 Necco).

Child Care:

Tot School. 9 AM - 2 PM, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY. Ages 3 - 5. $110/month. AUGUST 16 - MAY. Paducah Parks Bldg. 444-8508. National After School Program (NASP). Meets MONDAY - FRIDAY, 3 - 6 PM. FREE. To sign up, call Paducah Parks at 270-444-8508.

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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.AMP., Christian Homeschoolers All Meet and Play. United Methodist Church Gym, Ledbetter, KY. Every Monday 2:30 - 4:30. We also have group recess every six weeks. Bring skates or sports equiPMent. FREE to all. For more, call Sherry Layne-Smith at 270-928-4368 or email smith731@localnet.com. Heartland Christian Home Educators offers support, field trips, and fellowship for home school families in western Kentucky and southern Illinois. To find out more call 270-908-1619. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site encourages area residents to volunteer at the park. Wickkliffe Mounds is a preservation of a Native American village dating to 11 AD. The park has a volunteer program and is searching for people who are interested in museums, history, archeology, education and Native Americans. Activities include tour guiding, educational programs, greeting visitors, outdoor landscaping and other help. Contact the Park Manager Carla Hildebrand at 270-335-3681 wickliffemounds@ky.gov Land Between the Lakes Programming - Trail hiking, animal discovery, children’s activities, planetarium programming and more. Weekday and weekend listings. 270-924-2020. www.lbl.org McKAGE (McCracken County Chapter of Kentucky Association of Gifted Education.) Monthly lunch meetings at local schools. Noon – 1 PM. For information, contact Danette Humphrey, 442-5172 Center for Cultural Exchange. Host an international exchange student! CCI is looking for families to host high school students from foreign countries. Each CCI student is fully insured, brings spending money and is looking forward to an active family life. CCI is designated by the US Department of State and dedicated to promoting cultural understanding, academic develoPMent and world peace. Call your Area Representative, Corinne Sullivan at 270-5080622 if you have any questions or visit www.cci-exchange.com for more information.

KY (one block west of J.H. O'Bryan Ave, and behind 1st KY Bank) Contact: 270-217-4490, or FourRiversCF@hotmail.com for more information or to receive our FREE newsletter. www.compassionatefriends.org Grief Support Group – FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. Graves County Senior Citizens Building. 11:30 AM. Free grief support group sponsored by Lourdes Hopice. Contact Todd Hawkins at 270-415-3632. Lourdes Hospice Needs Volunteers: Working with hospice patients can grow your faith and teach you about the magic and beauty of life. Volunteers are needed in Ballard, Caldwell, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, and McCracken counties. If interested, contact Susan Mason at 1-800-870-7460 or 270-415-3640.

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 Zack’s Hope SOS. Support Group for Survivors of Suicide. FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Western Baptist Heart Center. 6 – 7:30 PM. For more, call Linda Thompson at 270-559-3480

Multi-service Providers:

Family Service Society is in DESPERATE NEED of FOOD. All types are needed; canned,

boxed, mixes, cereal, etc. Please contact Family Service Society by calling 270-443-4838. 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:

Compassionate Friends of Four Rivers - For families who have lost a child of any age. We are parents of loss meeting together. THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 - 9 PM. EXCEPT December when Candlelighting Ceremony is 2nd Sunday. Community and Senior Ctr., 155 W Cumberland Av, Grand Rivers, KY (one block west of J.H. O'Bryan Ave, and behind 1st KY Bank). To receive our free newsletter or for information contact us: 270-217-4490 or FourRiversCF@hotmail.com . The National CF website: www.compassionatefriends.org Four Rivers Compassionate Friends – THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. 7 – 9 PM EXCEPT December when we join in the National Candle Lighting 2nd Sunday. For families who have lost a child of any age. Community and Senior Ctr, 155 W Cumberland Av, Grand Rivers,

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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.

Lourdes Hospital has meetings and groups on: Childbirth, breastfeeding ALS support,

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.

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Driving, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Breast & Cervical Cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Heart issues. Call 444-2444 or ehealthconnection.com/ regions/lourdes

Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis. St. Nicholas Free Clinic. St. Nicholas Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality health care 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.

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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.

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 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. Toastmasters EVERY MONDAY. Farm Bureau Office, 1600 Broadway. Noon-1PM. Visitors are always welcome. Come and improve your public speaking ability in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. For more info, call Clay Campbell, 703-2700.

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I-CAN - The International Cesarean Awareness Network's mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education and provide support for cesarean recovery. Meetings the 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30, McCracken Public Liabrary Meeting Room. For more information, contact Kimberly Eckenberg 618-921-1132, kjeckenberg@hotmail.com or i-canonline.org La Leche League of Kentucky- All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Meetings 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 10 AM, 160 South Gum Springs Road, Paducah. Contact Lynette Brown 534-0512 for directions. Inclement weather cancels. www.breastfeedinghelppaducah.blogspot.com 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 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.

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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

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 are also available to help monitor or assist with certain health or medical needs. Please contact Micah Sullivan 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.

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com. Lone Oak Kiwanis - Meets MEETS 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAY mornings for breakfast at Parker’s Drive Inn Restaurant, 2921 Lone Oak Road, 7 AM. We welcome visitors and potential members. Breakfast is open to visitors on the first Wednesday of every month. Paducah /River City Business and Professional Women (BPW). MEETS SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at noon at the Paducah County Club. Email Jessica Koverdan for more, jessicakoverdan@kyfb.com. Paducah Business and Professional Women (BPW) Meets second Tuesday of each month for dinner. 6 PM, Grace Episcopal Church. For information, call Merryman Kemp at 270-442-7636 or Pat Moriarty at 270-853-2580.

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:

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. THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH: Bariiatric Support Group. Marshall

Paducah-Kentucky Lake Chapter of the International Society of Administrative Professionals. Meetings are the THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30 PM. For more, call Christy Poindexter at 270-575-6624. www.geocites.com/paducahkylake. Paducah Lions Club The oldest Lions Club in Kentucky, they meet TUESDAYS at noon for lunch and presentations by guest speakers at the Carson Center. Paducah Newcomers' Club: Monthly meetings are held on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, please call 270-554-5303 or www.geocities.com/paducahnewcomers/index.html for more details. Paducah Newcomers' Club Playgroup: Held weekly on Monday at 10:00 AM, please call 270-534-1835 for more details. Paducah Rotaract Club. First MONDAY of the month at 6 PM. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. A group for young professionals 18 – 30 years old focused on helping others. Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center. Paducah Singles Connection - TUESDAYS, 7 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. All single adults are welcome to this group, which emphasizes positive fellowship and social interaction based on the Christian lifestyle. They neither encourage nor discourage dating among members. The goal is to encourage, with love and support, those adjusting to the single lifestyle in a way that enhances self-esteem, tolerance and understanding. South Paducah Kiwanis - 1640 South 6th Street, THURSDAYS from 7 - 8 PM. The club invites members to this weekly meeting. The group's mission: serving the children of the world, one at a time.

Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes Hospital. For those who have had or are considering Bariatric surgery. 6 PM. Call 270-415-3888. Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesdays evenings. 8 – 9 PM. Ballard County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Community Center in Lacenter. 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 -Western Baptist Hospital, Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452 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

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.

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.

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Christian Support Group Meeting for friends and family of the chemically dependent. New Life Tabernacle. Call 444-8073 or 554-5977.

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.

Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group. FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH at 6 PM. Jackson Purchase Medical Center, Private Dining Room. Special guests are planned to provide information on pain management, depression, nutrition and many other related topics. For more information, call 382-3940 or 247-6546.

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Hot Shots, a support group for children with type 1 diabetes and their fami-

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Compassionate Friends of Four Rivers - For families who have lost a child of any age. We are parents of loss meeting together. THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7 - 9 PM. EXCEPT December when Candlelighting Ceremony is 2nd Sunday. Community and Senior Ctr., 155 W Cumberland Av, Grand Rivers, KY (one block west of J.H. O'Bryan Ave, and behind 1st KY Bank). To receive our free newsletter or for information contact us: 270-217-4490 or FourRiversCF@hotmail.com . The National CF website: www.compassionatefriends.org 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. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Support Group. First Thursday of

the Month. Marshall Nemer Building, 2nd Floor Rosenthal Room. 7 more information, call 646-623-2620.

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Diabetes Support Group – Lone Oak Church of Christ. 3RD TUESDAYS. 7-8 PM. 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 diabetic-friendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1877-554-JPMC.

I-CAN -The International Cesarean Awareness Network's mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education and provide support for cesarean recovery. Meetings the 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 5:30, McCracken Public Library Meeting Room. For more information, contact Kimberly Eckenberg 618-921-1132, kjeckenberg@hotmail.com or i-canonline.org 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 270-556-8873. Paducah Area Amputees in Action Support Group. Lourdes Hospital - Borders Community Room. 5:30 PM. 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH. For information, please call Terri Ross, 488-3020. If you or a loved one would like a hospital or nursing home visit from an amputee for support and encouragement, please call for information.

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.

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.

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.

Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters. This resource is open to the

Hopeful Hearts -A support group for women with cancer led by Dr. Lisa Chaney Lasher. MEETINGS: 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH 6:30PM. Lourdes Women's Health and Wellness Center, Contact 538-5723.

public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group, call 270442-1166. Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. Meets weekly on AM - Noon. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 270-251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics.

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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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Telethon of Stars Helping Local Charities for 56 years by Crystal Engler Purchase Parenting and Family Magazine

Editor’s Note: The annual Telethon of the Stars is one of the main funding sources for programs which support the intellectually disabled community of western Kentucky. My son, John, is part of a similar program in his home town of San Francisco. These programs make it possible for adults like my son to live a full, happy and productive life. They help to support job placement, social activities and of course daily living skills. They are a huge source of support to these children and adults, and their families. So, instead of clicking over to another channel…this year stop and make a pledge. Let’s support these invaluable programs in our community.

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t’s that time of year again for the Telethon of Stars! The 56th annual event will take place on November 10th and 11th. The Telethon of Stars focuses primarily on entertaining and educating the public. The fifteen hours free show of live music with interviews and features is open to the public. It’s televised on WPSD Local 6 the entire time and is sponsored this year by the Lions Club and WPSD Local 6. “The Telethon of Stars is one of the longest running, locally produced Telethons in the United States,” said Charlie Katterjohn, Associate Producer, at WPSD Local 6. “Over the years we’ve raised more than $23 million for all of the centers we support. It started as a radio auction in 1957 and then made its way to television when WPSD got involved with it. The headliners who attend the telethon all want to

come back and do it again. We’ve had 28 cast members of Days of Our Lives over the past 30 years. It’s very well-known through the music industry. Every year I’m amazed at how much people get involved - not only the Lions Club, WPSD, and Easter Seals West Kentucky - but the community as a whole. It’s just a great event.”

This year’s lineup This year, the Telethon has many exciting headliners for you to watch. The country music duo Steel Magnolia, Felix Cavaliere‘s Rascals, Orleans, Ball in the House, Shawn Christian from NBC’s Days of Our Lives, Reggie Lafaye, Eric Horner, Lew Jetton & 61 South, Terry Mike Jeffrey, Duke Mason, and Aaron Loveland. In addition, there will be plenty of local talent including Shi’Ann Jones, Planet Here, Justin Ryan, Ms. Dahn & Family Band, Clint Fisher, The Trio, Ray Ligon, Paducah Improv, Blend, Social Revolution 5, Caleb Blankenship, Center Ridge Boys, Hunter Wright, Tony Logue Band, Luk Nichols, Jalyn Walls, Mason Ramsey, Becky Freeman, Larry Logeman, Jeff Wisely, Mike Steel, Rising Life, Steel Dove, Becky Freeman Quartet, n1 Accord, Shelter, Reese Adams, and Heather Castleberry. Scott McGee and Jennifer Rukavina will both emcee. Each Telethon offers something unique, and the 56th annual event is no different. This year, the Telethon will be including a ‘retro’ segment including 70’s and 80’s talent such as Orleans, who will perform their hits including ‘Dance with Me’ and ‘Still the One.’ Felix Cavalier’s Rascals will be per-

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forming their hits from the 60’s and 70’s including ‘Good Lovin’ and ‘It’s a Beautiful Morning.’ In addition, Ball in the House will be returning for their eighth Telethon and will be performing the retro hits that they cover on the latest CD entitled ‘One Night Only.’

How It Helps Through the years, the Telethon of Stars has helped so many people lead a better life. Children and adults who are clients at Easter Seals West Kentucky in Paducah, T.L.C. of Southern Illinois, St. John’s Community ServicesTN/CDS in Martin, Tennessee, and Easter Seals Southeast Missouri will all benefit this year from the donations that are collected. “I am in such a unique position when it comes to the Telethon,” said Lori Devine, Telethon of Stars Chairperson and Vice President of Human Resources of Easter Seals West Kentucky. “Not only am I chairing the event this year, but I

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am also employed at one of the centers. I have worked closely with the other Telethon partnering agencies throughout the years. It’s fantastic to see how the donations from the Telethon are put good use. The needs of the individuals who are served through these centers are continually changing. These centers work hard year round identifying needs and adjusting or creating programs to meet them. Adults and children with developmental delays are now receiving the therapies and services they need. These programs allow children, for instance, to learn and play with their typically-developing peers. Adults with disabilities and other challenges are participating in programs that provide community inclusion. The center teaches and models daily living skills, and provides education together with medical-model day programs. All these things make it possible for the clients to live their lives to their full potential.”


“Watching these changes is exciting! Knowing these changes are happening because of such a generous community is humbling. Those who support the Telethon, no matter the size of the donation, are truly making a difference in many lives. So many people think that a donation of $5 or $10 doesn’t help…but it does! Just a few $10 donations will pay for one therapy session. Everyone can help!”

provided by Pasta House Company and entertainment by the band South of 70. Local designers will be contributing holiday wreaths for a live auction. Local celebrities and artists will be donating wreaths for a silent auction. The cost of the event is $25 per person and tickets can be purchased by calling 270-331-3897.

Join In the Fun Easter Seals West Kentucky was formed in 1954 when the Crippled Children’s Clinic (sponsored by the Charity League of Paducah) and McCracken County Cerebral Palsy Center (sponsored by the Paducah Lions Club) merged in to one organization,” Devine explained. “Both clubs continue to support the organization through fundraising events. The Telethon of Stars is a part of the rich tradition the Paducah Lions Club shares with Easter Seals West Kentucky.”

If you’re looking to make a difference in our community, donating to the Telethon of Stars is just the thing to do. “Lives are changing because of the Telethon of Stars and the community support it fosters,” said Devine. “The telethon is more than a show; it’s a way the people in this community can invest in the lives of others. It provides the support which the staff of these centers needs to ensure the continuation of necessary programs and to allow individuals served to navigate successfully through life.”

Third Annual Holiday Wreath Auction To raise additional money for the Telethon of Stars, the third annual Holiday Wreath Contest will take place on Friday, November 9th. “Although this event is only in its third year, it has become very popular,” Deine explained. “This year’s Holiday Wreath Auction will take on a different look. The Door Décor Dinner and Auction will be a one night only held at the Purple Toad Winery. A catered dinner will be

The Telethon of Stars will take place at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah. It will begin on Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. For more information, visit their website at www.telethonofstars.org or call the Lion’s Club at 270-443-3122. v

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avigating through the Family Court system can be confusing, frustrating and scary. Thanks to a grant received by the McCracken County Bar Association there is now a place where low income individuals can go and receive high quality FREE legal advice for Family Law matters. The McCracken County Family Court Domestic Relations Clinic is here to help! The grant is funded by the Kentucky Bar Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Kentucky Bar Association. The funds for the foundation come from private attorneys who wish to provide legal related programs across our state. McCracken County Family Court Judge Cynthia Sanderson received funds in the past for her successful and creative Arts and Juvenile Justice Program. When Judge Sanderson heard there would be funds available again, she sought out ideas for how to help lower income families that are

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involved with the Family Court. Through collaboration with our local Legal Aid office, the McCracken County Bar Association applied for and received the $10,000 grant to fund a free legal clinic for low income individuals. Attorney Natalie Bash, with Legal Aid, wrote most of the grant. “The bottom line is, there’s more need out there now than our office can fulfill,” she explained. “We are spread really thin and I’d like to see as many people get assistance as they can.” The attorneys for Legal Aid recruited nine local family law attorneys to volunteer their time for the clinic. Those attorneys are myself, Deanna Henschel, Jeff Alford, Diana Douglas, Whitney Jones, Jim Lindblad, Jennifer Peeler, John Reed, Fletcher Schrock and Charlotte Scott. These attorneys, teamed up with the Legal Aid attorneys, Natalie Bash, Candice Hammons and Catherine Fuller and Legal Aid staff Leslie Ballard (pro-bono coordinator) and Denese Peebles (paralegal). They have a wealth of experience, compassion and commitment to help those who need our services.

When and where? On the last Tuesday of every month (December’s clinic will be held on December 11th, due to the holidays), these attorneys set up shop in the McCracken County Library. Individuals can come and meet with an attorney and receive FREE high quality, no-cost, legal advice for their Family Law related issues. The most popular Family Law issues are child support, divorce, custody and visitation. The volunteer attorneys are equipped with forms and advice to help folks understand and navigate the Family Court system. 72 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


Pre-register Everyone is encouraged to pre-register for the clinic. This helps the attorneys prepare for your specific issue and possibly have you assigned to meet with a specific attorney who specializes in that area. (It is also nice to have people pre-register in case one of the volunteer attorneys has a conflict with your case so you aren’t placed in that awkward position.) However, pre-registration is not required. The Clinic takes place on the last Tuesday of every month, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The meeting room is located on the second floor of the McCracken County Public Library (555 Washington Street). Local attorney and Clinic Volunteer, Fletcher Schrock, accepts the check for the McCracken Family Court Domestic Relations Clinic this past summer during the KBA Convention in Louisville.

Find resolution to your issue NOW! Most people that I have consulted with at the clinic have been putting off and putting off resolving their issue because they just don’t know where to start or what to do. After a few short minutes, I am able to guide them in the right direction. In some cases, folks just need to hear that they have options or that they have a chance to succeed (or in some cases that they don’t). Others just need someone to explain why a case was decided the way it was, or how child support was calculated and how to seek a modification. To qualify for the Clinic, individuals and families must meet federal poverty guideline requirements by 100 to 120 percent. If you don’t know if you will qualify, just call the Legal Aid Office and they will help you figure it out.

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Many times, people just don’t know or understand the rules and rationale involved with Family Court matters. (FYI‌Family Law is also referred to as Domestic Relations.) Finding information and then understanding the blackand-white letter of the law is difficult. By attending the clinic, individuals can obtain the tools necessary to file their own Motions in the Court and also gather the knowledge and understanding essential to success in the Family Court. “I think any time people have a working knowledge of their rights and how to proceed, it’s helpful to me and the court,â€? Judge Sanderson says.

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. v

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Maintaining Health & Fitness Through the Holiday Season

by Anisa Cox

Energy Fitness Personal Training Professional

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aintaining health & fitness is a minute by minute journey based on the choices you make about food and exercise. For many people who are watching their weight or trying to lose weight, the impending holiday season is something we dread. But here’s some good news: Contrary to what many people may think, the average person gains only 1 pound during the holiday season while the over-weight person averages a weight gain of 1-5 pounds. This should be encouraging and serve as a reminder that if you do slip-up here and there, it doesn’t mean you have to wait until the first of the year to get back on track. My goal is to give you tips that will not only help you make smarter choices but also help you maintain your health & fitness through this holiday season.

Sweets, sweets, and more sweets! Everyone struggles with restraining from sweets, especially during the season of eating. Being surrounded by homemade cookies, cakes, pies, and candy makes it hard to deny your sweet tooth. First of all, you do not have to completely deprive yourself of sweets. Repeatedly depriving yourself is not a great idea. Eventually you’ll give in and that can lead to over indulging and binge eating. Now you’ve blown your resolve and that can result in feelings of failure and lack of motivation to get back on track. Instead of a ban on the holiday foods you love think moderation in everything you eat. Small amounts of the foods we love help keep our cravings under control. Comfort foods come in all shapes and sizes so set a goal to only choose

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your absolute favorite and restrain from eating just anything. Pick a small plate and fill it once! Refrain from going back for seconds as this too will lead to over-indulging. The “nibbles” can add up quickly so keep healthy snacks on hand such as carrots, celery and almonds.

Keep up your exercise schedule Planning ahead for health & fitness is just as vital during the holiday season as filling your social calendar. Fitting exercise in during this busy time of year can be more challenging and may require adjustments to your schedule. Make sure you place as much emphasis on your health as you would a social engagement or an appointment. If you can’t make the class you usually take at your health club this is the perfect opportunity to try something new. A good club will have a variety of classes at different times so you can fit one in around the holiday schedule. Group classes are not only a great way to add variety to your workout but they are also a motivating social outlet that creates accountability.

Cardio and circuit training If all you have is 30 minutes to get in some exercise during this busy time of the year take advantage of the variety of equipment and services offered at your health club. A personal training professional can change-up your workout every week if necessary. This keeps your body guessing and promotes easier and faster, health and fitness maintenance. If cardio is your stress reliever of choice, a stair step or elliptical machine are some of the best calorie burners to achieve maximum benefits.


If you are limited on time, you may try a strength training circuit for a total body workout in 30 minutes or less. Circuit training, the combination of cardio & strength training, also provides a great alternative to lengthy cardio workouts. Another great way to get a quick but effective workout is Interval training. Interval training is a cardio workout that involves short intense intervals followed by 1-2 minutes of recovery allowing the heart rate to come back down. On average, you can burn twice the calories verses a consistent pace for an extended period of time. Not only do our bodies love change but variety can jumpstart your workout. If you’re not sure how to start a program such as this, get a trainer to help you. A personal training professional will not only utilize unique styles of training such as this but also customize a workout geared specifically towards your individual goals so you can get in, get an effective workout and get on with your day.

Water not eggnog! Proper hydration is also important in maintaining health & fitness, especially during the holiday season. Be more cautious to make sure you are achieving sufficient water intake. Proper hydration will help your body flush out toxins, boost

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Adopt a “do it for YOUrself” attitude.

your metabolism and curb your appetite preventing you from drinking too many unwanted calories. Sodas, sweet tea, eggnog and many alcoholic beverages are full of sugar so try to alternate any of these beverages with a full glass of water.

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The holidays are the season of giving so make sure you are giving a little to yourself. Exercise is the ultimate stress reliever and will give you more energy to tackle your daily to-do lists and more. Remember, a 30 minute workout is better than no workout at all. If you can only fit 2 days of exercise in rather than your typical 3-4 days, you are still achieving something. Sticking with an exercise program during the holidays may be a little more challenging so plan ahead, find a workout that fits your schedule, keep your cravings in check, hydrate properly and think moderation. Setting a goal to “maintain” during the holidays is not only achievable but the benefits make it so much easier to get back on track at the first of the year. Who knows, you might even discover some new favorite health and fitness routines along the way. v


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A Trail of Barn Quilts by Carol Ullerich Purchase Area Master Gardeners

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aducah has long celebrated the quilt, mostly of the fabric kind, although the National Quilt Museum has exhibited a quilt made of wood. Now, the McCracken County Civic Beautification Board is developing a driving trail throughout the county featuring quilts made with paint and not a stitch of thread. Called “barn quilts,” these outdoor decorations first appeared about 300 years ago when German immigrants settling in Pennsylvania began embellishing barns with quilt designs as a nod to both their heritage and the belief that the motifs protected their farms and brought them good fortune. Most barn quilts are based on traditional quilt patterns, but topics and designs are limited only by the

creator’s imagination. The most effective barn quilts feature bright, bold colors with lots of contrast and simple designs.

Genesis of Idea

In 2001, Donna Sue Groves, a field representative for the Ohio Arts Council, developed a quilt trail in Adams County, Ohio, to honor her mother, a lifelong quilter. Groves had a quilt square painted on her barn that not only honored her mom, but also drew attention to a friend’s business from a busy fourlane highway. That initial quilt was soon joined by 19 more and the trail was underway. Other states took note of what would soon become an unusual marketing tool.

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Groves’ idea spread to neighboring Kentu-cky with its own rich history of quilts and quilters where the Kentucky Arts Council launched the Kentu-cky Quilt Trail Project. The statewide project honors quilting traditions and farming traditions; promotes quilt-related crafts, cultural heritage tourism and agri-tourism; and beautifies the Kentucky communities participating in the trail. Developing the trail brings together a wide variety of disciplines within each community. These naturally include artists, quilters, historians and preservationists, but the trail is also of interest to resource conservationists, development councils, cooperative extension agencies, public utilities; community leaders; tourism and agri-tourism entities. The barn quilts are a

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learning opportunity for schools, the general public and the media. Participating quilt blocks are identified by GPS coordinates to enable those following the trail to find the blocks with ease and to enjoy a scenic tour of the county. About 60 Kentucky counties have registered driving trails with over 300 painted quilt squares. Access a map of registered sites with GPS coordinates at www.kygeonet.ky.gov/kyquiltbarns. Tennessee, Iowa, and West Virginia have also developed quilt trails.

Vanishing Barns In Kentucky, barn quilts serve another purpose - they draw attention to the vanishing red barns that were once so prevalent when we were an agrarian society. According to ABC News, the U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture has identified just 664,264 working barns built before 1960 that are still in existence. The number of existing barns in good shape in McCracken County is certainly dwindling. So much so, that many of the quilt blocks that will make up McCracken County’s Quilt Trail are not placed on barns, but on other places of interest like the National Quilt Museum, the Mc-Cracken County Cooperative Extension Office and even private residences. Some squares commemorate events or local sites. Some may have particular significance to the venue at which they


are installed such as a favorite family quilt or a particular name. A block called “Dogwood” is installed at the University of Kentucky Demonstr-ation & Trial Garden on Coleman Road.

place before the 2013 Quilt Show that opens April 24. A pamphlet with photos and GPS coordinates is being developed to identify all participating quilt blocks and to serve as the guide for the trail.

Developing Your Own Square Squares are generally 8’ x 8’ in size and painted on MDO board, Dibond or Alucabond which is then permanently affixed to a structure or freestanding. Due to the size and weight of the motif, lightweight construction materials are preferred, as are two coats of outdoor quality acrylic paint. It is recommended that a sealer not be used so the paint can be refreshed when needed. The National Quilt Museum Gift Shop sells several single color designs crafted from metal.

Several other quilt blocks are already in place, including “Star Variation with Pinwheel” at Schmidt Farms Fruit & Vegetable Market on Cairo Road. That block was created by art students at Lone Oak Middle School using oil paint and was installed in May of 2010. The GPS coordinates for Schmidt Farms are N37° 05.747' W088° 38.616'. In September of 2011, four blocks had been installed. Currently, more than 19 have been erected.

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McCracken County’s Quilt Trail is a joint effort of the Cooperative Extension District Board and the McCracken County Civic Beautification Board. To jump start the trail, the two boards contributed funds to purchase ten 4’ x 4’ computer generated squares prepared by Troutman Sign Graphics, Inc. The community was then invited to sponsor each block for $80.00 apiece and provide a location. All ten boards have been adopted and are being installed. The square affixed to Carson Park’s Floral Hall is known as “Possum Trot” and was sponsored by the County Beautification Board. The goal is to have all ten blocks in

The guiding force of McCracken County’s Quilt Trail is Denise Wooley, our county agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. She began promoting the project about three years ago after teaching the topic as a homemaker lesson in 2009. To discuss becoming part of the quilt trail, please conv tact Denise at (270) 554-9520. Carol Ullerich is President of the Purchase Area Master Gardener Association, a member of the McCracken County Civic Beautification Board, a garden writer, and a frequent contributor to this magazine.

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Understand an Issue of Concern: Strokes by Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation

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ealthy living is built on a foundation of several different factors.  While eating right and getting a daily dose of exercise are extremely important for good health, there are so many other things that contribute to a healthy lifestyle that can easily get overlooked. It’s important to remember that the lifestyle we practice on a daily basis plays a large part in the future of our health. Unfortunately, even with proper diet and exercise, you might find yourself dealing with a significant health condition much sooner in your life than you anticipated. It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms which are often the precursor to a serious health issue.

ed. Ignoring the signs of a stroke can lead to permanent damage to the brain and other organs making it less likely you will fully recover.

At any age, it is important to know the symptoms of a stroke and the preventive steps that you and you loved ones can take to consciously maintain good health for the future. This article focuses on one of the most serious health issues that can occur as we age; a stroke.

What is a stroke?  A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked, usually by a blood clot. When this happens, many physical attributes begin to fade and give way. So, it’s critical to act quickly when any symptom of a stroke recognized.

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There are three different types of strokes: ischemic, hemorrhagic and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Ischemic stroke, the most common, occurs when a blocked blood vessel is halting blood from reaching the brain. When blood cannot reach the brain, the brain cells suffer from the lack of nutrients and oxygen provided by that constant blood flow. Hemorrhagic stroke is when a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke is commonly linked to high blood pressure and, often, an aneurysm. Lastly, TIA is considered a “mini stoke” but should not be taken lightly by any means. It occurs from a temporary blockage and doesn’t cause permanent brain damage, but is a warning sign for a potentially more severe stroke. 


The symptoms of a stroke will vary from person to person, depending on what type of stroke, the severity and location of blood clot or bleeding in the brain. General symptoms include sudden numbness; weakness; tingling or loss of movement, especially if only on one side of the body; sudden vision problems and trouble with speech. Severe headaches are another critical sign of a stroke. You may also experience confusion when trying to comprehend simple tasks, loss of balance or difficulty when walking are all signs of a more severe problem. Not one of these symptoms should be ignored.

Risk Factors No one can control what occurs in our bodies, but there are certain factors that set some people at a higher level of risk than others. For instance, women who take birth control and are over the age of 35 who also smoke are at a high risk of having an ischemic stroke. Anyone who has high cholesterol and high blood pressure should be monitored and treated as these conditions can also result in a stroke.

Recognize and be aware of the signs. Do not ignore any of the symptoms that can occur when having a stroke. “Remember, the earlier you can recognize your need for medical attention, the sooner treatment and recovery can begin,” said Jenny Jordan, Rehab Services Manager at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Rehabilitation can begin once the occurrence of a stroke has been recognized. Choose a rehabilitation center that has plenty of expertise in treating the conditions after a stroke has occurred. Make sure that they use the latest, most innovated technologies to help with stroke recovery, and are focused on getting you back home and living well. v

These are just a few of the risk factors for a stroke to be aware of when you evaluate your life style and health. Heart disease or heart defects, along with family history, are a major consideration for your level of risk. Other risk factors include obesity, sleep apnea and the abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs. Additionally, race, gender and age can affect our chances of suffering a stroke: Being over the age of 55 raises the risk. African Americans tend to be at a higher level of risk. Strokes are more common in men, especially earlier in life; women tend to suffer from more severe strokes at an older age.

Prevention & Rehabilitation Prevention is made easier when you know and understand stroke risks and what level of risk you have. For those at risk, remember to control and maintain high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A major factor in stroke prevention is taking the appropriate medication for high blood pressure, and cholesterol at the recommended time. Stay at a healthy weight by exercising and actively manage your level of stress. Lower the amount of cholesterol and saturated fats in your diet.

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An Appetite for Thanksgiving by Rick Epstein Purchase Parenting and Family Magazine

Here’s a Thanksgiving joke for you: Pilgrim child in the winter of 1620-21: “I haven’t eaten in two days.” My daughter Marie at age 5: “How come? Didn’t your mom make your favorites?”

She had trouble with the idea that the first Thanksgiving dinner was a celebration of a harvest that would keep the Pilgrims from starving during the winter. Marie was a picky eater who saw no connection between food and survival. For her, Thanksgiving was a day “when everybody expects you to eat more than you can.” Her likes and dislikes changed from meal to meal, so it was foolish to expect her to like turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie all on the same day. So she’d turn her attention to dinner-table tussling with her sister and cousins. Thanksgiving is not a big day on the kid calendar, but it is situated auspiciously. On that day, each child is asked to think about all that he has and, once his brain is revved up, it is sent chugging forward toward the gift-receiving season to think about (and list) all that he thinks he OUGHT to have. Back when Marie was 5, I could not interest her in a discussion of our many blessings. For a kid her age, she was pretty philosophical, but only on topics of her own choosing. (“Could I marry Cousin Amanda?” or “Can invisible people see each other?”) So she would prepare for Thanksgiving by tracing her hand to make turkeys and by learning about the Pilgrims. In preschool she picked up the 82 • November2012 www.purchaseparenting.com


idea that the Pilgrims had the Indians over for dinner every day in a kind of Peace Corps soup kitchen arrangement. But she got that straightened out before she took her SATs. Her 3-year-old sister Sally had no problem with Thanksgiving dinner. But she was more of an artist than an eater. And a few bold strokes of indelible cranberry red can turn a white linen tablecloth into something that will be marveled at for years. The saying of grace provided a special opportunity for her. It isn’t easy to cut into a lively adult conversation (remember?), but when only one adult would be speaking in a slow, quiet way, the near-silence seemed to invite her contribution. Sally would pipe right up with whatever non sequitur came to her nutty little mind. “What do frogs drink? CroakaCola!” she’d say. (Here’s a question for little Marie to ponder: Does God like jokes? I mean silly, juvenile jokes; not the grim, ironic jokes that cause you to cast an accusatory look heavenward. My Unitarian upbringing tells me He does.) As for the other trappings of the holiday, Sally could recognize a picture of a turkey, but she had not yet received the memo on Pilgrims. In a few years she would be confusing them with the Pennsylvania Dutch. When my kids were little, my brothers’ families and mine would gather at my dad’s house. At dinner, I’d look at the food and all the squirming, clamoring grandchildren, including our crying baby Wendy, and I’d summon a mental

image of the famous Norman Rockwell painting – the one that shows three generations of red-cheeked Americans about to close in on a golden-brown turkey. I’d be thinking Rockwell, but I’d have flashes of Hieronymus Bosch. He’s a Dutch painter from the 1400s who’s best stuff consists of scary scenes containing hundreds of wicked imps, distorted pieces of food and weird creatures all simultaneously up to no good. Little-kid mayhem is the spice of life, but this feast was overly seasoned. Well, life is like a visit to an art museum. Sometimes the view is good and sometimes it’s bad. Sometimes you don’t even know if you like it. But if you keep on shuffling along, you’ll see a different picture. This year’s Thanksgiving dinner promises to be more like Cassius Coolidge’s famous poker-dog paintings – a tableful of peers calmly savoring a good time. My brothers and their entourages will be back. Wendy, now 19, will make a brief, perfunctory appearance. But her sisters, who are well into their 20s, will help prepare the big meal and then linger long past the pie and coffee, sharing an adult appreciation of their family and relatives. A couple of times a year Marie will find us all especially dear, and she will actually sigh affectionately, “Oh, fam-i-ly!” And this could be one of those times. Without meaning to, she and Sally have become... v thankful. Rick can be reached at rickepstein@yahoo.com.

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Do you get SAD? Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Jamie Lober

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f winter hits and you suddenly start to oversleep, feel fatigued during the day, crave carbohydrates and gain weight, you should continue reading. If you exhibit some of the known features of depression such as social withdrawal, lack of interest in normal activities, decreased sexual interest, lethargy, hopelessness and even suicidal thoughts, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. While some people love winter, others dread it. “We have a lot of people who have depression that seems to get worse with the change of the season,” said Jennifer Lewis, Treasurer and support group facilitator with the National Association on Mental Illness. “It takes time to adjust to the shorter days and colder temperatures. The lack of light and shortened days can increase a person’s symptoms and make them stay indoors more, be less active and make everything hard. Normal everyday activities may seem to take a lot of effort; even bathing, getting dressed and going out to do

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grocery shopping.” The cause can be genetic, chemical, physical or sociological and the condition can take a toll on both personal and professional relationships.

Try not to hibernate. “You have to make a conscious effort to go outside and get some sunlight for ten minutes everyday because that helps,” said Lewis. Good sleep hygiene can also make a difference. “Keep your sleep patterns like they were before, so if you were going to bed at ten o’clock every night keep doing that and get up at your regular time every morning,” said Lewis. Get into a nighttime routine that is relaxing and enjoyable. “A lot of people have a tendency when it is dark early to go to bed early which throws their whole routine off,” said Lewis.

Your best defense is making healthy choices. The symptoms of SAD can be mitigated with activity and a healthy lifestyle. “Stay physically fit and active, get into a


good sleep routine and eat a healthy diet,” advised Lewis. If you are not working, volunteer in the community. “Keep up social ties because that helps you that you’re not alone,” said Lewis. “Pick up a hobby that involves other people. Join a cooking class or walking group, walk your dog at the new dog park, stay active and involved. Meeting and talking with other people will help you stay grounded and help you to focus on something other than your feelings.” Find ways to manage stress, learn problem solving skills and attempt to build your life based on things you can control. Northern Kentucky University suggests the following: Focus on the future not the past, develop a sense of purpose, strengthen emotional boundaries and set limits, build positive and healthy relationships and avoid isolation. If those strategies do not work for you, see a professional. “The doctor is a good person to speak to,” said Lewis. “They will ask you about your habits, symptoms and complaints, and will listen to you.” Be aware that certain other illnesses and diseases can have similar symptoms to SAD. If your doctor suspects you have hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia infectious mononucleosis or another viral infection, you may want to share this article with him and make sure seasonal affective disorder was not overlooked. However, it’s important to see a doctor if you think you are affected by SAD just in case it’s actually a physical problem.

Treatments vary “You can do light therapy or try a natural light box that simulates natural sunlight,” said Lewis. People give them wonderful reviews. “I have a friend who puts his on a timer and has the light come on about the time the sun comes up so it naturally wakes him up,” said Lewis. To work effectively, you must use the light for ten to twenty minutes a day during the morning or daylight hours. Some people may turn to medications that are prescribed by their physician or psychiatrist. Most importantly, relate with peers. “One of the best things someone with seasonal affective disorder can do for their mental health is to come to a support group because it is a good way to meet someone who is in the same situation,” said Lewis. Remember that seasonal affective disorder is not the same as the winter blues and it is not a normal occurrence. “Depression in general is a mental illness,” said Lewis. Seasonal affective disorder eases up and goes away when spring comes and the days get longer. Try to have a positive outlook. “Seasonal affective disorder is common and is not shameful,” said Lewis. There are good outcomes. “You have to step beyond the line of fear and just reach out for help.” v

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Non-surgical SpineMED® Therapy is designed to specifically target the lumbar & cervical areas of the spine and apply a gentle, yet effective, distraction to the vertebrae above or below the diseased or injured disc. The science behind this revolutionary procedure works by reducing the pressure inside the discs of the lumbar spine. This allows nutrients, water, and blood that are not able to reach the discs under normal circumstances, to be drawn back into the disc along with any displaced disc material. This process assists the disc in a natural healing process. Additionally, the ligaments that hold the disc material in place become strengthened as they work to prevent the process from recurring. The therapy is safe and painless. It has provided lasting relief for thousands of back and neck pain sufferers around the world.

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$25 off a service of $250 or more

Bring coupon at time of service

Peggy’s Place Salon 404 North 4th St. Suite C Murray 270-761-7800

Wheeler Medical Spa 116 Lone Oak Rd - Paducah 270-534-5641

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60 min. Massage only $40 with coupon. Save $10.

$35 consultation on lawn and plant advice

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10% off entire bill (limit 1 per customer. Not valid with any other offer or discount)

Terri Waldridge, LMT

Los Garcia

1401 Broadway - Paducah 270-331-8585

4551 Jordan Dr. Ste. N Paducah 270-575-6303

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Dava Hayden (270)210-3099 dava.hayden@yahoo.com Expires 11-30-12

Pizza Combo Large 2 topping pizza, 4 drinks, 50 tokens $22.99

YaYa’s Island Paducah •  270-408-9292 www.HaveFunatYaYas.com Expires 11-30-12

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sonic Cheeseburger Valid one per customer order

Sonic All Paducah locations

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