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by Carissa Smith

Paducah Independent

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t’s February and a good time to write about things that are close to my heart. I have always tried to keep my heart open, to embrace life and share love. But as I grew older, like most people I found my heart closing a little more each year: I was a little more jaded, a little more cautious, a little less trusting, a little more grounded – or so I thought. But then I met my husband Britt, whose heart was wide open and full of hope. He has shown me the joy and love of having an open heart. So for him, and all the romantics out there, I am going to share my favorite poet, E.E. Cummings. For Valentine’s Day here is one of his most well-known poems, but also I think, one of his best. I hope it opens your heart…

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

--E.E. Cummings

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Editor’s Pick I’m a big fan of soap-free, dye free and tear-free when it comes to skin care products - especially skin care for babies. So when we recently got asked to try out AVEENO® Baby® Wash & Shampoo and AVEENO® Baby® Daily Moisture Lotion I was glad to see that it met all my standards. AVEENO® Baby® Wash & Shampoo is a soap-free, tear free formula for baby’s hair and body that cleanses without drying or irritating skin like soap can. It’s formulated with natural oatmeal, so it’s gentle on the eyes and skin. The two-in-one wash and shampoo allows for maximum convenience and its doctor recommended. AVEENO® Baby® Daily Moisture Lotion contains natural colloidal oatmeal combined with rich emollients to soothe, heal and protect baby’s delicate skin. It prevents and temporarily protects chafed, chapped, cracked or wind-burned skin. It’s gentle enough for newborns and babies with sensitive skin. It’s also fast drying and non-greasy, and relieves dryness and moisturizes for 24 hours. We’ll be giving away these products on our Facebook page during the month of February.

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Editor/Publisher: Karen Hammond Cell 270-559-5840 Office 270-415-9400 purchaseparenting@comcast.net • purchaseparenting.com Contributing Writers: Brandy Chandler, Crystal Engler, Rick Epstein, Robin Gericke, Dr. Jennifer Gibson, Reid Goldsborough, Dava Hayden, Jamie Lober, Kerrie McGloughlin and Tammy Thompson Calendar of Events: Tell our 80,000⃰ +readers about your event, class, group, church or service! Send an email to purchaseparenting@comcast.net or call the office at 270-415-9400. Art Director: Angie Kimbro Graphic Design: Glen Dunkerson and Laura Thornton Advertising: Want to advertise your business in the magazine? Have a question regarding ad rates, billing or your account? Contact our advertising department at 270-415-9400 or by email purchaseparenting@comcast.net Advertising Account Executives: Carrie Armstrong, Gina Dunkerson, 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 purchaseparenting @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 in this area. We strive to provide balanced and informative articles, together with the area’s most comprehensive and inclusive calendar of events, as both support and enhance our community. Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine is dedicated to providing a monthly venue for affordable advertising and publicity. It is committed to maintaining a high standard of editorial and advertising content, and creative design. We are proud to contribute to the community that supports our publication possible. ⃰ Based on an industry average of 4 impressions per copy.

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tableofcontents features Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales . . . . . . . .8 Staying Healthy with Alternative Approaches by: Crystal Engler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Year Round Playground by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Wear Red: Happy Hearts for Happy Valentine’s by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

departments activecare Arthritis by: Dr. Heath Schipp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

calendarofevents Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

healthmatters Hospitalists by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Brush ‘Em and Keep ‘Em by: Jamie Lober . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Seeing Double by: Dr. Jennifer Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Medical Spa Savvy by: Amanda Esper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

seniorspot Celebrate Your Age by: Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation . . . 62 Purchase Parenting & Family • P.O. Box 8061, Paducah KY 42002 Purchase Parenting & Family® (PP&F® Magazine) is published monthly by Karen Hammond. Advertising design by Angie Kimbro, Laura Thornton and Glen Dunkerson and layout design by Angie Kimbro. PP&F® Magazine, Angie Kimbro, Glen Dunkerson & Laura K. Thornton are not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the information or advice contained in this magazine. The articles in this issue of PP&F® Magazine may not necessarily reflect the opinions of PP&F® Magazine, Angie Kimbro, Glen Dunkerson & Laura K. Thornton. All subscription, editorial, and advertising inquiries should be directed to purchaseparenting@comcast.net (270) 415-9400

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communityevents Empty Bowls Project by: Robin Gericke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Super Sunday in Paducah by: Tammy Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

fatherhoodfodder Clamoring for Cable by: Rick Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

askthepros Caring for your Car by: Brandy Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

The Long and Short of ‘Short Sales’ by: Sharon Sanderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Landscape Elements by: Dava Hayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

happyfamilies Those Poor Lefties by: Kerrie McLoughlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

personalcomputing Love Online by: Reid Goldsborough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

endingnotes Budget Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

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Brad Rankin Cover Models: Jen and Paul Upton and their twin boys, Craig and Mason

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hat a fun cover we have this month with Jen Upton and her great family showing us some of the really amazing finds at her HUGE consignment sale coming up next month at the CFSB Center located on the campus of Murray State University. Jen and Paul are joined by their twin boys, Craig and Mason, who are nine years old. This lovely family is just as much fun as they appear and bring the same energy and enthusiasm to their business. Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale (www.kentuckykidssale.com) is one of the largest children’s consignment events in the state. Jen and her husband, Paul, pride themselves on having a wellorganized and professionally run event. “It’s a great deal of work, but we want everyone involved to enjoy our sale,” Jen told me as we set up for the photo-shoot. "We want the sale to be easy for everyone easy to sell, easy to volunteer, and easy to shop!" Jen and Paul first learned of children's consignment sales while they lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and were expecting twins. "We went to a sale hosted by the local parents of twins club,” she explained. "We got a lot of great bargains at great prices, and I was hooked! We knew that families in Central & Western Kentucky needed a similar event.” Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales began as a small sale in Elizabethtown eight years ago. "Sellers who brought small baby clothes when we started are now selling their teenager's stuff!" Jen said with a smile. "The CFSB Center and Murray State University sought us out two years ago to bring our successful Elizabethtown event to Murray," Jen explained. "Paul grew up in Mayfield and went to Graves County High School. We had been looking for an opportunity to host a sale in the area, and the call from the CFSB Center manager came at the perfect time. This spring will be our fourth event in Murray, and all of them have been at the CFSB Center. Last fall we had over 300 families participating

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and over 30,000 items available! The CFSB Center is a beautiful facility and offers us room to grow even bigger."

How it’s done To sell your gently used items at a Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale you sign up on their website and enter each item you plan to sell into the online inventory system. “It’s not difficult,” Jen assured me. “If you can check your email and text your friends, then you can do this.” The online inventory system automatically generates a barcoded tag for each item you enter. You can print the tags, on cardstock, and then attach them to your items. Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales has been using the computerized system since 2006 to make things easy for both sellers and shoppers. A few days before the sale, you’ll deliver the items to the CFSB Center, and Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales will handle everything else. You'll earn at least 70% of each item's selling price and can even track your sales online each day of the event. You'll see exactly which items have sold and how much money you've made - it's fabulous! This also means that seller payout checks are mailed just a few days after the event ends. All items are checked for quality. Anything with stains, holes, tears, or missing parts is not accepted. Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales prides themselves on offering new and

gently used, high quality merchandise. "Items requiring batteries must have batteries in them for the sale so we can be sure they work," Jen told me. "Many items at the sale are new or almost new. Babies just don't wear things out, and most families end up with extras supplies, duplicate toys, or clothing that isn’t the right size for the season," Jen explained. "We encourage families to sell what they don't use so they can purchase what they need right now." All sellers shop a special ‘presale’ before the sale opens to the public, and most hope to earn for their items the same amount they spend while shopping.

All volunteers get to shop first You don’t have to be a seller to volunteer,” Jen explained. “Some moms want to shop early but aren't yet ready to sell. We have many grandmas and fathers, sisters and aunts who help out. The minimum you can volunteer is for four hours, and if you volunteer for just one session, you get to participate in the presale and get the first pick of the items. We need lots and lots of help to make this great event happen and keep it running smoothly, and we can take more than a 100 volunteers. Volunteers go online at www.kentuckykidssale.com to schedule up to three shifts. The more you volunteer, the earlier you get to shop on presale day. We have a great time at Kentucky Kids Consignment Sales,“ Jen beamed. “It’s something different from staying at home. Many people make friends at

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IMPORTANT DATES! • Now through March 7SCAN ME Seller registration • February 1 - Volunteer registration begins • February 1 - New Parent Presale ticket sales begin • March 8 - Item entry deadline for sellers • March 13 - Presale shopping for volunteers, sellers, and new parents with pre-purchased tickets • March 14 & 15 - Open for public shopping 10 am-8 pm • March 16 - Open for public shopping 10 am-5 pm, many items half price the sale and find themselves with a whole new Facebook crew by the end of the weekend.”

It’s time to shop! There is no admission charge on public shopping days: Thursday, March 14; Friday, March 15; and Saturday, March 16. There are a limited number of $5 tickets available for the New Parent Presale at 7 PM on Wednesday, March 13.These tickets are available for purchase on the Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale website, they do sell out, and they are not sold at the door.

Unsold Items On the final day of the sale, sellers can return to pick up any unsold items, or they can choose to donate them to several local groups around the Murray area. Items generously donated by sellers go to Angel's Attic, Lifehouse Care Center, and several area churches. The tax deduction belongs to the seller who donated the items, and records can be generated using the online inventory system.

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"We're also able to accept women's items, household furniture, and stylish home decor. From maternity clothing to coffee tables, we have it all! This is the place for indoor and outdoor toys, Lego, bathtubs, books and movies, diaper bags, dump trucks, and even prom dresses. The clothing racks take up more than an entire gym floor. This is the Kentucky Kids Consignments Sales spring and summer event, so shoppers will find Easter dresses as well as shorts, swimsuits, and sandals - perfect for spring break! Our fall and winter sale, which takes place in August, will offer sweaters, coats, snow boots, holiday decor and other cold-weather items. Don't be afraid to bring unique and unusual items to the sale. At past events we've had a giant Mickey Mouse plush, part of the Buzz Lightyear ride from Walt Disney World, a full size air hockey table, a commercial size gumball machine, and even a triplet ‘choo-choo’ wagon. Toys and baby gear are our best selling items as well as children's sporting goods. At the last sale we had over 50 strollers in all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you shop for kids, do not miss this sale!" The Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale is in Murray in March - start cleaning out those closets and toy boxes now! v


By: Crystal Engler

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inter is often the time of year when people evaluate their health. Its cold and flu season and we’re all trying to stay healthy and avoid getting sick. At the first of the year we all tend to evaluate their health and lifestyle. There are many things that can be done to keep the immune system running smoothly. Along with all the traditional methods of staying healthy there are quite a few alternative approaches.

You Are What You Eat Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is the most important place to start. What we put into our bodies can either fuel us for optimum performance or clog our motors, so to speak. There are a few groups in the food pyramid that are greatly debated. Some experts suggest eliminating meat, such as Rev. George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Acres, (A Christian organization dedicated to helping others live free from sickness and disease by changing their diet,) and T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, which advocates a plant-based diet. Others, such as well-known natural health advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola, a board-certified physician in family medicine who has trained in both traditional and natural medicine, believe that the right meats could be crucial to feeling and looking your best. What most experts can agree on is this: • Increase your vegetable, fruit, and water intake. • Limit or avoid sugar, white breads and flours, and fried/fatty foods. Although it might be common knowledge, these often overlooked steps are widely considered the foundation of good health.

Supplementing For Health Another way to boost your immune system is by using supplements. One supplement that has become popular in the natural health community is elderberry syrup. It can be bought at health food stores or you can even make your own. Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis.

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Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not. Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and kefir, and also packaged in supplement form, has been known to improve the immune system. A few other supplements that should be in everyone’s home are NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), zinc, Echinacea, Astragulus, and even garlic (fresh or bottled). I spoke with Yolanda Heath, owner of Heath Health Foods, about some of her favorite vitamins. “To stay healthy and keep your immune system prepared, I would recommend adults and children take vitamin C and vitamin D. This will help to fight off lots of colds and viruses.”

Chiropractic Seeing a chiropractor is another way to maintain good health.


“Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to strengthen the immune system,” said Dr. Heath Schipp, from Active Care Chiropractic in Paducah. “Most people do not realize that chiropractic has the ability to improve immune function by reducing inflammation. Chiropractic can assist in correcting spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system by putting pressure on the nerves of the spine. The nervous system controls all functions of the body including the immune system. During bacteria or viral invasion the nervous system and the immune system communicate back and forth with each other, which allows the immune cells to go directly to where the invader is.” Dr. Jason Brame, Chiropractor at Lone Oak Chiropractic, had a different analogy to share. “It’s always important to stress that your immune system is dependent on your nervous system, so when you adjust the spine, you also create an immune system response. We tend to judge our health by two things: how we feel and/or how we look. Both are poor indicators of true health. Taking medication for the flu doesn’t tell us why we contracted the flu in the first place. You don't get the flu because you are deficient in Tamiflu! You get the flu because your body is an environment where the flu virus can thrive. Rats don't create a dump - they are attracted to it because it’s their kind of place! In the same way, if you know what it takes to keep your body healthy, you will probably not get sick.”

Get Moving Any exercise is better than nothing, but many people find stress and even pain relief through yoga. I spoke with Nicole Brown, Yoga Instructor at The Living Arts Center, about what it can do for you. “The winter is the time when the immune system seems to need that extra boost,” Brown told me. “Some gentle yoga postures can help alleviate the symptoms of a minor viral infection as well as boost the immune system to help the body recover from illness. These gentle, stress reducing postures, called restorative yoga postures, cannot only keep the immune system strong, but also help to prevent and even recover from the common cold. This not only calms the nervous system but also activate the primary organ of the immune system, the thymus gland, which is located in the center of the chest. A restorative yoga inversion can also increase the passive circulation of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for the production and circulation of the immune cells to defend the body from viruses and bacteria. A restorative yoga class can be just the thing to help boost the immune system and relax the nervous system. The use of props in restorative yoga holds the bones in the proper alignment for ease of circulation and protection of the joints. Consider finding an alignment based yoga instructor to teach you the feeling of safe and efficient posturing for your personal body type, and stay healthy this winter!”

homeostasis in the body,” explained Sheila Gandy, Licensed Massage Therapist at A Healing Sanctuary Massage, located inside Wheeler Wellness Center. In simple terms, it is a process in which the body’s internal environment is kept stable. Massage gives you emotional and physical balance. It can lower stress hormones (your cortisol levels), which in turn can lower body temperature and even blood pressure. Massage just keeps the body in good balance.”

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I spoke with Pamela Ward, LMT, NCTMB and owner of Healing Tree Therapeutic Massage, about essential oil use. “Lavender is one of the most powerful antibiotics you can buy,” she stated. “Peppermint oil can help to stop headaches, stomachaches, and

Stress can greatly affect a person’s health. Studies have shown that one way to reduce stress is by getting a massage. “Massage creates

Essential Oils Essential oils can be used to prevent and treat viral infections. Some recommendations are tea tree, eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, and lavender. Many people use oil blends instead of individual oils, which can cut down on price. Young Living Essential Oils makes a blend called Thieves, which is a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. Essential oils can be mixed with carrier oils such as sweet almond oil. Once mixed, some oils can be used on the skin. Many essential oils can also be inhaled or placed in the bath. A few oils can even be used directly on the skin (a term called ‘neat’), but be sure and research which ones specifically before you do this, as some oils can temporarily cause a burning of the skin if used improperly.

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has many more properties. I would advise that every home keep a bottle of lavender and peppermint in the medicine cabinet." Acupuncture Contrary to what you may imagine, acupuncture isn’t a painful process. I know from firsthand experience! I was leery of trying it, but once I did, I was hooked. I spoke with Rangsima Collins, Licensed Acupuncturist at Acupuncture Clinic of West Kentucky, about how it works. “Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin,” Collins explained. “It boosts the immune system and works with whole body balance. It gets your heart, stomach, lungs, kidneys, and other organs working together to provide you with a better immune system.” Acupuncture's use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the United States National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, and the World Health Organization. Alternative Health In addition to those listed above, there are many other things that can be done to keep you healthy this winter. Try eliminating toxins in your household by switching to organic cleaners, or introducing homeopathy and relaxation practices such as yoga into your life. Take charge of your own health by using these and other alternative approaches. Not only is it empowv ering, it’s how nature intended.

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by: Robin Gericke

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o-om, can we please go now?” I’m sure almost all mothers are familiar with that question. Many things are boring for children, but if there are candy machines or little airplane rides nearby, the above question might be replaced with “Mom, can I have some quarters?” While this situation might still occur at the grocery store, it will no longer happen at the mall. On February 16, Kentucky Oaks Mall will host the Grand Opening of the CFSB Play Center, an indoor playground sponsored by Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB). “We wanted to give back to the community and give parents the opportunity to take a break while shopping,” said Jeremy Rose, Assistant Vice President & Marketing Director at CFSB.

A unique design for fun! With 1,200 square feet of jumping, climbing, and sliding fun, this free attraction is sure to be a big hit with both kids and their parents. Located in the Dillard’s Court, the Play Center features a region wide banking theme. The play center is very unique and was designed especially for CFSB. The outside is a replica of a CFSB bank and the play equipment inside has a banking theme. “There are a number of elements that incorporate banking,” explained Rose. “There are stacked coins for kids to climb on, and they can crawl through the CFSB Center. There are also features from each of the counties where our banking centers are located. For example, children can slide down sections of the Kentucky Dam, and a focal point will be a dogwood tree, representing both Paducah and the western Kentucky area.” The floor is heavily padded for safety, and the inside is www.paducahparenting.com February2013 • 15


lined with soft seating for parents. “The Play Center is very recognizable, and you won’t be able to miss it,” Rose told me. “Kentucky Oaks Mall couldn’t be more excited to unveil the highly anticipated CFSB Play Center!” said Anna Vanderburg, Marketing Director at Kentucky Oaks Mall. “This attraction is sure to thrill parents with young children. The all-new feature in the Dillard’s Court area will provide an exciting, entertaining and fun space for children to explore while their parents take a relaxing break from shopping.” The Play Center is also a perfect solution for boredom brought on by cold or rainy days. The mall hopes that with the Spider Jump, train, and new play center, they will become a fun rainy day destination for families with young children. “We are really excited to offer this space for parents to bring their kids. It is going to be fantastic!” said Vanderburg.

Come see Spiderman & Captain America! The Grand Opening of the CFSB Play Center will be on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. There are many fun events planned including celebrity appearances, superheroes,

and kid-friendly entertainment. “On Saturday, Disney star Stefanie Scott, who stars on the show A.N.T. Farm and was a voice in ‘Wreck-It Ball Ralph,’ will be making an appearance in the center court at 11:30,” Vanderburg says. “Spiderman will also be at the Dillard’s Court and Hurlwind the Squirrel of The Centsables will make an appearance. On Sunday, Captain America will make an appearance, along with a ‘Hooked on Science’ show. Fredbird, mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals will also be on hand. Animal Tales will be there to present the world’s largest porcupine.” With these events and more, the Grand Opening will be an exciting time. “We wanted to provide a great weekend full of activities focused on families,” Vanderburg told me. The next time you’re shopping and need a break from that alltoo-familiar question, head to the Dillard’s Court of Kentucky Oaks Mall and let your child climb ‘stacks of coins’ and slide down the ‘Kentucky Dam’. When your child looks out the window at the cold, wet weather, head to the playground that is warm and dry, the CFSB Play Center in Kentucky Oaks Mall. For more information, go to www.kentuckyoaksmall.com. v

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Clamoring for Cable!

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ast year, in a fit of responsible parenting I had the cable TV disconnected. So now anything we watch must be lugged into the house on DVDs. It’s a crude and backward arrangement for a 21st-century family. Now we are spending a lot less time sitting slack-jawed in front of the TV than we’d like to. Raised on three hours of TV a day, I miss it more than the kids do. But at least they have found a way to fill in the idle hours – they keep busy by pressuring me to restore that precious conduit of endless entertainment. Last Friday night I walked in the door, beat from a tough week of work, and was handed a petition written by my 13year-old, a child who, with no cable TV to soak up her spare time, uses it for creative writing. “To Dad, “I have a problem. In fact, it’s not just me. It’s all of us. We want Cable. We only get NBC. They get more channels in Norway. Probably better reception, too. If the cost is an issue, we’ll chip in. Cut my microscopic allowance. Add an

extra chore to my endless list, give me a bag of coal for Christmas, but please give me Cable.” And it was signed by herself (the Patrick Henry of Pay TV), her two sisters AND my wife Betsy!

I looked at her the way Julius Caesar looked at his daggerwielding pal Brutus. Et tu, Betsy? She looked back and stuck out her tongue. Wendy, 6, is learning to write by taking down, letter-by-letter, the pro-cable messages dictated by her sisters. Sally, 9, is making a series of crayon drawings. The first one is of herself standing by a static-filled TV screen. In a word balloon, she’s saying, “Dad, do you expect me to watch this fuzzy junk. Get with it. Everyone has Cable!” Another drawing is titled: “How a living-room should look” and it features our smiling family grouped around a well-tuned TV set. The kids have taken over the kitchen bulletin board with their petitions, pleas and protest posters. Creating new items for this board affords the wee ones hours of wholesome, cre-

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ative entertainment, although it makes me feel like the last czar. The latest addition is a note from Marie that says, “Father! Give us Cable, or when you’re old & gnarly, we’ll check U into a nursing home WITHOUT Cable or Virtual Reality.”

can make the black & white pages of even the great Mark Twain look as dull as November in Nebraska. TV producers are spending millions to pull my young reader out of that straight-backed chair near the kitchen sink.

At a big family gathering, my cousin was appalled to learn about our TV arrangement. “No Cable?” he said. “You might want to check with your attorney, but I think that’s child abuse!” All the relatives, young and old, were looking at me as though I feed my kids rats. “Why?” he asked. Why, indeed. I have two reasons, but neither of them sounded very good on the patio over chips and dip.

It’s been over a year since I cut the cord. But for my family, the pain is renewed whenever anyone says, “Hey, did you see SoAndSo last night?” If I’m present, the whole family looks at me and one of the kids explains that we don’t have Cable “because of HIM.” Watching TV is 80 percent of what my daughters’ friends do, so it dominates their conversation. “I can barely talk to my friends,” the 13-year-old says. “I’d at least like to be able to see the commercials they’re always talking about.”

One reason is sex. The underlying theme of half of what’s on TV is sexual. I figure my daughters will get enough pressure to have early and promiscuous sex from sources I can’t control. They don’t need it in a constant flow from the TV. The other reason is time. In a typical day, after you subtract school time and time for dressing and eating, a kid has about four hours to invest. Competing with television for that time is homework, reading, ballet lessons, fooling around on the computer, daydreaming, household chores, clarinet practice, and regular old-fashioned playing. Every night after dinner, my 9-year-old reads to me while I do the dishes. That homely pastime is pretty pale compared to romping through 99 channels, whose stupidest sitcom

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“I’m sure there are plenty of other lame-brain topics you can explore,” I suggest with the freedom of speech enjoyed by someone who has no popularity to lose. And who is less popular than the person who stands in front of the TV set when people want to watch it? I pretend I don’t care. But I do. And the need for my family’s affection will cause me to relent soon. But when Cable is restored, the kids will follow some rules governing the ‘what and when’ of TV-watching – or else! The Disconnection has v given me lots of credibility. Rick can be reached at RickEpstein@yahoo.com.


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Caring for your Car by Brandy Chandler Technical advice provided by Troy Cunningham of Troy’s Auto Service in Paducah

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hile buying a car is a huge investment for any family, it’s the steps that families take to maintain their vehicles that can make all the difference. Properly maintaining a vehicle is essential when seeking to extend the life of a car. Troy Cunningham of Troy’s Auto Service says that regular car maintenance is the life of the car. “If you slack on maintenance, you might suffer in the long term. You either pay now or you pay later. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your vehicle.” To assist families in properly maintaining their vehicles, Cunningham has provided some information to consider when servicing your family car.

Why is it important to change the oil regularly in a vehicle?

What fluids should be checked in a car and how “The oil itself never actually wears out. It just gets contamioften should these fluids be checked? • Engine Oil • Washer Fluid • Transmission Fluid With most scheduled oil changes, the other types of fluids are also checked. “The older models require oil changes about every 3,000 miles and it’s recommended every 5,000 miles with newer models”.

nated from moisture outside and the gas residue that gets in the oil breaks it down. If it’s not changed regularly internal motor damage could occur because you’ll have premature breakdown from that oil.” Remember to change your oil filter every time you change your oil.

Why is proper tire pressure important? “If you have an older car, you are going to put 30-35 pounds of air in the tires. With new cars, each car is different. For

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example, if you have a Chevrolet, your old model may have been 35 pounds, but your new car may be 30 pounds. There is a sticker, usually inside the door, that will tell you what the recommended amount of tire pressure is. As little as five pounds difference will turn the ‘low tire’ light on. It’s also important to check tire pressure each time it’s serviced. When the tire pressure is properly maintained, it will increase fuel mileage.” Checking your tire pressure is something an individual should do regularly, especially when driving longer distances. It can affect the safe handling of your vehicle. Hot and cold temperatures can also affect tire pressure, so it’s a good idea to check the pressure seasonally.

Cunningham recommends “winter maintenance” on a vehicle to be completed by November, it is always important to provide general checks on a vehicle during the winter months. “It’s important to check tires to make sure they are in good condition for winter weather,” said Cunningham. “Check antifreeze and wiper fluid levels, and especially the condition of your windshield wipers. Colder weather will cause the tire pressure to drop below normal. Check your tires more often in the winter time. Typically drivers run their head lights more in the winter, making this an area to monitor as well.” v

How can a driver tell when the brakes need attention? A driver can tell when the brakes need attention in one of two ways. “First, have them inspected,” said Cunningham. “At my garage, we will do a general inspection when we do a service, which will indicate if there is any trouble. If your car vibrates and pulsates when stopping or braking, then it’s an indication that you might need brake work performed. Some of the newer cars will have a brake indicator to let you know that you need the brakes checked.”

Are there simple things a driver can do to make a car get better gas mileage? Change your oil and air filter as recommended in your owner’s manual. Every 50,000 to 100,000 miles take the car in for service checks that will include maintenance on spark plugs, fuel injection filters, air filters, etc. “This is what most people think of as a tune-up, but it has changed considerably over the years”. As previously noted, the driver can also check tire pressure to improve gas mileage.

What are some warning signs that a car needs to be serviced (i.e. noises, gauges, or other symptoms)? • The warning light or ‘check engine light’ or ‘low tire’ is an indication that work needs to be done. • If you notice any running difficulties as the weather changes or if you had a dramatic drop in fuel economy it is time to get the vehicle checked. • If you park on concrete or a paved drive and notice any fluid leaks, it may be good to have it taken in. If the oil light activates, stop driving the car immediately and have it towed to a service center as low oil can cause the engine to seize. Pay attention to any changes in the normal running sounds your car makes. If it squeals, knocks or suddenly makes a loud noise, it needs to be checked by a licensed mechanic.

What are some tips for winter maintenance of a vehicle? Not only is regular maintenance important, but winter maintenance should be considered as well. While www.purchaseparenting.com February2013 • 21


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Arthritis by Dr. Heath Schipp Active Care Chiropractic

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rthritis is a word that many patients hear from their doctors all the time, but what is arthritis? Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, which is characterized by redness, swelling, heat, pain, and decreased movement. There are many different types of arthritis, but only two are very common. These are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both of these types cause pain and stiffness but they differ in who gets the disease and where the pain is located.

Osteoarthritis The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis usually begins over the age of 40 and affects over forty million Americans. It is known as “wear and tear” arthritis because it is a result of the breakdown of cartilage due to trauma and overuse. Cartilage is the portion of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones during move-

ment. The cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other causing pain, loss of joint movement, stiffness, and cracking or crunching sounds. Osteoarthritis is most common in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Osteoarthritis in the spine can be a sign of misalignment of the spinal bones. It can often be a result of an old injury, such as auto accident or sports injury as well. On x-rays bony outgrowths (osteophytes) are visible and are seen sticking out from the bones. Osteophytes are the body’s attempt to stabilize or make the joint stronger. The combination of osteophytes and bone misalignment can cause the spinal nerves to become pinched, which causes pain. 22 • February2013 www.purchaseparenting.com

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is another type of arthritis. RA is a serious disease in which the immune system attacks the joints. This attacking causes deformity, severe pain, and inflammation. RA tends to occur earlier in life, usually between 25 and 30. Multiple joints are more commonly affected, and usually both sides of the body at the same time are affected.

Treatment Both types of arthritis can cause much pain and discomfort. There are things which can be done to relieve the pain and improve joint function. Chiropractic has been shown to improve joint functioning and decrease pain, especially in the spine and hips. Heat, ice, stretching, and exercises can also be used to decrease stiffness. It is important for people who are suffering from arthritis to learn what to do to protect their joints because joint health is critical to overall health and wellbeing. You don’t have to live with arthritis pain. Find out how chiropractic care can help. v

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The Long and Short of ‘Short Sales’

by Sharon Sanderson Your Home Team Realtors

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f you or someone you know has fallen behind on mortgage payments and face possible foreclosure, there is an option that you may not be aware of and may be just what you need to pursue. In Western Kentucky, we have been fortunate to have kept a stable housing market. Despite that fact, the legal section of the classified ads is regularly filled with announcements of homes facing foreclosure sale. There are lots of reasons why, in a stable real estate market, some homes go to the courthouse steps to be sold by the lender. Many owners have suffered personal hardships such as loss of job or transfer, divorce or illness. In some cases, the payment is just too high. In recent years, lenders were willing or mandated by the federal government to make loans that may not have been in the best interest of the borrower. For these homeowners, refinance is often not a possibility. Whatever the case too many homeowners in these situations think there are no options.

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on the property and, in many cases, you are rewarded for participating. The most important thing I can tell you is: Do not move out. Do not, even when told to get current on payments or vacate the home. Think about it. The bank does not want an abandoned property that they may have to own and maintain if you leave. The lender wants to work with you to sell the house. It benefits them and it benefits you.

There are some very good reasons to participate in a short sale: • You will escape any taxes on the sale. With short sales, all taxes on the difference between the amount of your loan and the amount the lender accepts are forgiven if the property is your residence. (This exemption expired December 31, 2012 but was extended through 2013 in February.) • Foreclosure stays on credit reports for up to seven years. A short sale is reported as “paid for amount less than owed” and is a credit smear for two or three years. A short sale can reduce credit ratings but not nearly to the extent of foreclosure. • In foreclosure, the lender has the option to get a deficiency judgment against the homeowner for the bank’s losses. With a short sale agreement, this amount is forgiven. • Short sale allows the owners to remain in the home, without making payments; giving them the opportunity to plan their next move while the bank negotiates thru the Realtor of your choice to get the home sold. • If the loan payment included PMI insurance, the home owner may be compensated for his participation. HUD actually pays up to $1,000 to help the homeowner relocate. Some lenders reward the homeowner, too. Be proactive if you find yourself in this situation. The process begins with a call to your lender. Tell the lender that you would be interested in pursuing a short sale. Ask for a short sale packet. Next, call a local Realtor and ask if they deal in short sales. It is best to find one that is experienced and knowledgeable in the process and interested in helping you avoid foreclosure. Realtor fees are paid by the mortgage company, along with other costs to sell. A short sale can go quickly or may take up to a few months, but it is often the best option for homeowners who are struggling with payments and wanting to avoid foreclosure. v www.purchaseparenting.com February2013 • 25


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Hospitalists Doctors who Specialize in Hospital Care by Jamie Lober Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine

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or many years the family doctor you went to see for aches and pains, colds and coughs, also came to see you if you were admitted to the hospital. This was a problem for many physicians with large practices. They found it very hard to give the proper attention to their patients in hospital while also treating the patients at their clinics. I am sure you can see how difficult it could be to treat patients in two places at once! It used to be commonplace for patient to be left waiting in a clinic, or have their appointment rescheduled, because their physician had to see a patient in the hospital. This was neither satisfactory for the patients or their doctors. Some doctors love the one-onone care they can provide in a clinic setting, but do not want to manage acutely ill patients a hospital. Others do not have hospital privileges; an agreement with a particular hospital to treat their patients when they are admitted.

Enter the Hospitalist. “Nowadays the hospitalist is a growing trend in health care,” explained Dr. Rebecca Spencer, Hospitalist at Lourdes. Though they are not found at every medical center, we are blessed to have hospitalists at both Lourdes and Western Baptist here in western Kentucky. To give our readers so more information about why they are needed, what they do and where your primary care doctor fits into the picture, we interviewed two local hospitalists.

What is a hospitalist? A hospitalist is either an internal medicine or family practice physician. “We are specialists in taking care of hospitalized patients,” explained Dr. Benjamin Thompson, Hospitalist at Western Baptist Hospital. “We spend the entirety of our day, every day, managing patients who are sick enough to warrant admission into the hospital. That means if you have a primary care provider who for whatever reason either does not practice or have privileges at say Western Baptist, or just chooses not to see patients in the hospital, we take care of those patients.” Often times, patients who go to urgent care providers or come from surrounding areas in Southern Illinois or Murray are assigned to a hospitalist. Hospitalists can also care for patients admitted to the intensive care unit. “Every day is different and that is what makes it an interesting profession. I particularly enjoy taking care of patients in the intensive care unit which is both challenging and rewarding.” said Dr. Thompson.

Filling an important role Each hospitalist has different things they like about their work. “From my perspective, the nice part about being a Hospitalist is that I can work a twelve hour shift with a predictable schedule,” explained Dr. Thompson. “When my shift ends, I know that another Hospitalist is arriving at the hospital to take over. Under our Hospitalist program at Western Baptist, patients have twenty-four hour coverage and there is always going to be a doctor in the house.” From the physicians perspective there are not many negatives to the profession. “One downside is not being able to build long-term relationships and rapport with patients and their families,” said Dr. Thompson. “Unfortunately, I usually only get to see my patients in one ‘snapshot’ while they are very sick and

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always going to be a hospitalist in the hospital,” assured Dr. Thompson. “If it’s the middle of the night and there is an urgent or acute health problem that needs to be taken care of, you have a physician available inside the hospital that will be able to respond to that need promptly. This is an excellent resource for our community, and most importantly, our patients.” said Dr. Thompson.

requiring care in the hospital. Once they are discharged I send them back to their regular provider.” While your family doctor is available for routine care, a Hospitalist is who you will probably see in an emergency. “When we first see a patient in the hospital, we conduct a brief exam and get an idea of your health history,” explained Dr. Spencer. “Many local doctors choose not to manage their patients in the hospital so we admit them, treat them for whatever their immediate complaint is, and then turn them back over to primary care physicians for routine follow-up,” said Dr. Spencer. The cases that warrant an evaluation by a Hospitalist span a wide range. “We see heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder exacerbations; we perform consults for surgeons and conduct medical management for surgical cases, diabetes and other heart failure problems. We even see people who come in for joint replacements,” said Dr. Spencer. Some patients may feel somewhat lost in the healthcare system and really welcome a visit from a Hospitalist. “We see the patients that do not have local doctors,” said Dr. Spencer. “They may live in another state and are just visiting the area, or from another town locally.”

“Hospitalists have been around for a little over ten years and it is the most rapidly growing specialty in all of medicine,” said Dr. Thompson. Do not be afraid to see a hospitalist as it is better to be safe than sorry. “If you are evaluated by your primary care provider, or are ever in a situation where you feel like there is an acute medical need, it is best to be evaluated by a physician. If he or she deems it necessary for you to be in the hospital this is when our services come into play.” Make sure your loved ones are aware of this invaluable service. While the job of a Hospitalist is serious, they are always happy to see you and ensure that you feel better. v

Where’s my family doctor? Most people are open to having their medical care managed by a Hospitalist, but in some hospitals they don’t have a choice about it. “The most common question we are asked is if we will be calling and talking to their physician,” said Dr. Spencer. “To be honest, most of the time we do not talk to the family doctor personally. However, the patients’ history, physical and discharge summaries are sent to their office.” The point to remember is that Hospitalists are here in Paducah and always ready to help when needed. “There is www.purchaseparenting.com February2013 • 27


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Brush ’Em and Keep ‘Em Kids Dental Health

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hen it comes to seeing the dentist, you can never schedule a visit too early. “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start visits to their dentist as soon as they begin to get their teeth. “ It’s not that they necessarily need something done to their teeth,” explained Dr. J.D. Johnston, Dentist at Paducah Pediatric Dentistry. “We want to get ahead of any issues.” It is also a time for the dentist to counsel families on good oral hygiene. “We inform them of the right methods for tooth care and what they can do to keep children from having cavities,” said Dr. Johnston. Other topics that may come up during those early visits include dietary habits, injury prevention, non-nutritive habits, substance abuse, intraoral/perioral piercing and speech/language development. While some kids can be fearful of visiting the dentist, it no longer seems to be the norm. “Kids do quite well, frankly sometimes better than the adults,” said Dr. Johnston.

It’s all about what you eat In terms of cavity prevention, lifestyle makes a difference. “A lot of children are put to bed at night, particularly if they are a little bit fussy, with a bottle of milk or juice which overnight can literally destroy their teeth,” said Dr. Johnston. Nutrition matters but it is a misconception that candy is the only troublesome food you can consume. “It is not just sweets that cause cavities; any food specimens or anything that will ferment, which is anything except water, can be turned into a sugar and consequently into an acid,” said Johnston. The problem with leaving foods on your teeth is that they turn

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into acids and the acid will eat away at your tooth enamel. “There are some substances that help prevent cavities; cheeses for instance, are somewhat protective,” said Dr. Johnston. “Chocolate can also safeguard you a bit. The trouble is that pure chocolate is not something anybody eats; they eat chocolate that is mixed with sugar so it usually has a higher content of sugar. Almost every food we consume contains sugar in one form or another. A slice of bread is roughly equivalent to 2 ½ teaspoons of sugar in cavity-causing potential and refined sugars are probably worse. In other words, just because you may not eat candy does not mean you are free from mouth issues.


Your best defense against dental troubles is self-care When you keep your teeth and the surrounding areas clean, they are less likely to decay. “Your child should brush his teeth two to three times a day and certainly needs to go to bed with clean teeth,” advised Dr. Johnston. “Make sure the brush has soft bristles and that the size and shape allow your child to reach all areas of their mouth with ease. Some kids require more supervision than others. They think they are doing an adequate job but most times their manual dexterity is not quite adequate. You may clean the parts above the gum tissue but you are going to need to brush down and slightly underneath because that is where everything collects; that’s where the gum tissue meets the tooth. Food particles can cause inflamed gums around the teeth. Do not forget to replace your toothbrush every three to four months because over time, they do not do as good of a job at cleaning your teeth.”

Stay away from fluoride Toothpastes are about equal in their decay-fighting potential but parents should steer clear of those containing fluoride. “Until the child gets to the age that he can spit out the excess, I would either use no fluoride or children’s toothpaste that does not have fluoride,” explained Dr. Johnston. “If a child swallows high fluoride toothpaste repeatedly, it can cause staining or mottling of permanent teeth as they develop. Wait until your child is mature and developed enough to handle adult toothpaste. You might use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste after two years of age when your child can spit out the excess. The easiest way to know a toothpaste is fine is to look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance which means the product has been thoroughly tested, is effective and has the right mix of ingredients.”

explained Dr. Johnston. “Plaque that accumulates will still remain between the teeth,” said Johnston. Naturally most kids are not fond of flossing so you will want to watch to ensure that it is done properly.” Try using flossing picks designed for younger children. Oral-B has a line called “stages” which features Disney characters. DenTek makes dinosaur shaped flossing picks! Remember to stay positive about oral hygiene and let your child know that the dentist is there to make sure they stay healthy. Before a dental exam prepare your child for the experience. “You should tell your child that we are going to look at his teeth,” said Dr. Johnston. “Explain that we may have to take pictures of his teeth; which is like taking a picture of him except the film goes in his mouth.” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the comprehensive oral examination should include an assessment of general health/growth, pain, extraoral soft tissue, temporomandibular joint, intraoral soft tissue, oral hygiene and periodontal health, intraoral hard tissue, developing occlusion, caries risk and behavior of the child. They suggest visiting a dentist for an examination every six months but some patients require more visits based on historic, clinical and radiographic findings. v

Flossing is equally important “Without flossing, your child does not clean adequately between the teeth that do not have space between them,”

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Read to Reel Book & Movie Discussion. The Great Gatsby. McCracken County Public Library. 2 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510, ext. 122.

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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.

“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 www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

AM. McCracken County Public Library.

Master Gardener’s Toolbox: Proper Pruning Practices. Free and open to the public. 5 PM. McCracken County Extension Office. 554-9520.

February FRIDAY 1

National Pancake Day. Free Pancakes for All. IHOP. 7 AM – 10 PM. Donations accepted for Chilren’s Miracle Network. http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/

WEDNESDAY 6 THURSDAY 7 Carson

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

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Carson Center. 7 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

Arts and Crafts Day: Bags, Totes & Carriers. McCracken County Extension Homemakers. 9:30 a.m. Sign-up by Feb. 4th. Nominal fee for fabric or bring your own. 270-554-9520.

Class Acts Series presents Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 10 Center. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

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SATURDAY 2

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

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

“Everything Eagles” Van tour. Bald Eagle viewing. Golden Pond Visitor Center. Land Between the Lakes. 1:30 - 5 PM. $5 children /$7 adults. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

FRIDAY 8

Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana presents “Desserts First.” Julian Carroll Convention Center. 6-8:30 PM. For tickets, call 270.559.3935

SATURDAY 9

Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents Braham’s 4th Symphony. 7:30 Carson Center, Paducah. 270-444-0065 or www.paducahsymphony.org

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“Everything Eagles” Van tour. Bald Eagle viewing. Golden Pond Visitor Center. Land Between the Lakes. 1:30 - 5 PM. $5 children /$7 adults. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

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Class Acts Series presents Cirque Ziva. 9:30 & 11:30 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

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Cirque Ziva. Carson Center. 7 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org Grand Ma’s Recipes Soul Food Sampler. Black History Month event. Hotel Metropolitan, 724 Oscar Cross Dr., Paducah. Donations requested. 10:30 a.m. Call: 270.443.7918. Fort Henry 150th Anniversary Program. Land Between the Lakes Homeplace. 13 PM. $4/$2 Registration limited. Call 270 924-2020 to reserve your space. Registration and full deposit required. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.


Paducah Jazz Ensemble Sweetheart Dance. Robert Cherry Civic Center. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10 with advance reservation. Phone: 270.898.0180 Harlem Gospel Choir in Concert. Clemens Fine Arts Center. WKCTC. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, students; $25, adults. www.artsinfocus.org.

A Chorus Line. Carson Center. 7 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org Velveteen Rabbit. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

SATURDAY 23

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic. 10-11AM. Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to your local Lowe's and they can build a Wheel of Love!

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic. 10-11AM. Your child will love the Monster Jam® kit featuring Grave Digger®! Bring them to Lowe’s to get closer than ever to one of their favorite Monster Jam superstars!

SUNDAY 10

Fancy Finds Upscale Consignment Sale. Inside KY Oaks Mall, between Sears & Dillards. www.fancyfindsconsignment.com Or call 270-331-8015.

“Everything Eagles” Van tour. Bald Eagle viewing. Golden Pond Visitor Center. Land Between the Lakes. 1:30 - 5 PM. $5 children /$7 adults. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Moderate walking may be required.

MONDAY 11

“Empty Bowls Project.” Julian Carroll Convention Center. 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. 270908-0090.

TUESDAY 12

“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 www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119.

AM. McCracken County Public Library.

Lourdes’ Mardi Gras & All That Jazz Charity Event. 6-9 p.m. Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel.

WEDNESDAY 13

Class Acts Series presents Charlotte’s Web. 9:30 AM. Carson Center. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

THURSDAY 14

Class Acts Series presents Charlotte’s Web. 9:30 & 11:30 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

Home and Garden Show. Julian Carroll Convention Center. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Call: 270.442.9572 or http://hbawk.com/

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

Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Velveteen Rabbit. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828. “Starry, Starry Night.” The final performance of the cold weather season provides one last chance to settle in for a winter’s night of entertainment! Performers and audience are encouraged to come out dressed in their coziest pajamas! Featured performances will include both the men's and women's a cappella groups, the Graves County Chamber Orchestra, and a string quartet, among many others. For tickets, contact Donna Gream at (270) 328-4824 or 674-4824 or donna.gream@graves.kyschools.us A Chorus Line. Carson Center. 7 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org Backstage Pass: Murr-Vegas All Stars Unplugged. WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. 7:30 PM. 270.534.3212

FRIDAY 15

Big Outdoor Show. Paducah Expo Center. Times: Fri., 4-8 PM; Sat., 10 AM-8 PM; Sun., Noon-4 PM. 270-554-8255.

18th Annual Father-Daughter Dance. Hosted by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra at the Country Club of Paducah from 6-10:30 (black tie optional). Reservations first come first serve and need to be sent by 2.1.13. For information call 270.444.0065.

Foreigner. Carson Center. 7:15 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

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SATURDAY 16

Special Olympics of Kentucky Polar Bear Plunge and Polar 5K. Kentucky Dam Village. For more information, contact Candace Thompson at 502-326-5002 or cthompson@soky.org.

Home and Garden Show. Julian Carroll Convention Center. Noon – 4 p.m. Call: 270.442.9572 or http://hbawk.com/ Velveteen Rabbit. Market House Theatre. 2:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

Big Outdoor Show. Paducah Expo Center. Times: Fri., 4-8 PM; Sat., 10 AM-8 PM; Sun., Noon-4 PM. 270-554-8255. Made in America Chorus Concert. www.paducahsymphony.org or 270-444-0065. Iron Furnace Industry at Land Between the Lakes. Homeplace. $4/$2 Registration limited. Call 270 924-2020 to reserve your space. Registration and full deposit required. Legos at the Library. McCracken County Public Library. 1-4 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents 3rd Annual Made in America Chorus Concert. Featuring African American composers. Carson Center, Paducah. 270-4440065 or www.paducahsymphony.org

SUNDAY 17

Big Outdoor Show. Paducah Expo Center. Times: Fri., 4-8 PM; Sat., 10 AM-8 PM; Sun., Noon-4 PM. 270-554-8255.

MONDAY 18 TUESDAY 19

“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.

WEDNESDAY 20

Fancy Finds Upscale Consignment Sale. Inside KY Oaks Mall, between Sears & Dillards. www.fancyfindsconsignment.com Or call 270-331-8015.

THURSDAY 21

Fancy Finds Upscale Consignment Sale. Inside KY Oaks Mall, between Sears & Dillards. www.fancyfindsconsignment.com Or call 270-331-8015. Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Velveteen Rabbit. Market House Theatre. 7:30 PM. www.mhtplay.com or 270-444-6828.

FRIDAY 22

Fancy Finds Upscale Consignment Sale. Inside KY Oaks Mall, between Sears & Dillards. www.fancyfindsconsignment.com Or call 270-331-8015. Home and Garden Show. Julian Carroll Convention Center. 3 – 8 p.m. Call: 270.442.9572 or http://hbawk.com/

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eventscalendar Jeanne Robertson: Flat-Out Funny. Carson Center. 3 PM. 270.450.4444 www.carsoncenter.org

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“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. Free Family Law Clinic. McCracken County Public Library. 4-6 PM. Pre-registration is encouraged for personalized help, but is not required. To register for the clinic or for more information about the clinic, please call Legal Aid at (270) 442-5518. Held the last Tuesday of each month. You may also pick up flyers at the Family Court or the McCracken County Child Support Office.

WEDNESDAY 27 THURSDAY 28

Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mystery. Carson Center. 4 & 7 www.carsoncenter.org

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270.450.4444

Family Game Night. McCracken County Public Library. 5-8 PM. www.mclib.net or 270-442-2510 ext. 119. Reverend Newton Bush: Freedom at a Terrible Price. Portrayed by: Robert Bell. Evening Upstairs. McCracken County Public Library. 7 PM. www.mclib.net or 270442-2510 ext. 119.

APRIL 6- Duck Dynasty TV Stars to speak at Graves Co. High School. 6PM. New

Pathways for Children and the Graves County Eagle Foundation have teamed up to sponsor the event. Ticket prices range from $15-$30. Purchase tickets starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 by calling (270) 856-6266. For information regarding the event or corporate sponsorship packages, please e-mail Tim Jones at jonestd30@gmail.com or contact the GCHS athletic office at (270) 674-4884 or 328-4884 or e-mail doug.gloyd@graves.kyschools.us.

APRIL 20- Peyton Manning Night with a Chamption at Graces County High School. Ticket prices range from $25-$100. Purchase tickets starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 by calling (270) 856-6266. For information regarding the event or corporate sponsorship packages, please e-mail Tim Jones at jonestd30@gmail.com or contact the GCHS athletic office at (270) 674-4884 or 328-4884 or e-mail doug.gloyd@graves.kyschools.us.

Art Galleries, Exhibitions & Museums: THROUGH FEBRUARY 12: Empty Bowls Glazing Party. Terra Cottage, 514 N. 7th St. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 270-908-0090. THROUGH FEBRUARY 16: Teen Spirit 2013. Yeiser Art Center. www.theyeis-

er.org or 270-442-2453.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 22: “Intimate Paintings” with Dick Dougherty. Clemens Fine Arts Center, WKCTC. Free. 270-534-3212. FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 23: Dominic Sansone Solo Exhibition. Yeiser Art Center. www.theyeiser.org or 270-442-2453. THROUGH MARCH 11, 2013: Themes and Variations in Judy Martin's Quilts. Exploring a theme over time in quilts provides a look at how style matures. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org THROUGH APRIL 2: Quilts of the South Central U.S. National Quilt Museum. www.quiltmuseum.org THROUGH APRIL 2: School Block Challenge. 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. 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.

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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. Lowertown Gallery information available at www.paducaharts.com. Paducah Railroad Museum – 201 Washington St. Fri. 1 - 4 by appt. $3 Adults, $1 Children. Donations. 270-519-7377

PM, Sat. 10 AM -4 PM or

PAPA Gallery. Works by 100 local artists. 124 Broadway. Mon. - Fri. 10 – 4PM. FREE. 575-3544. www.thepapagallery.com The Right Angle Gallery. Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-3. 4645 Village Square Dr.

Choirs available for all ages. Melody Choir for children K-2 and Alpha Choir for children ages 3-pre K. Adult HandBells- Fellowship Ringers. Call 443-2401 ext. 205 for more information about music opportunities. Directed by Art Deweese. Brooks Pool - 443-1778 - Brooks Pool is open to the community for Year-

Round Swimming in our indoor heated pool. Swim lessons and lifeguard certification are available. Pool Rental for private parties. Contact 443-1778. Swim lessons and Parent & Me Classes are available.Water Aerobics: MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 AM MONDAY – THURSDAY: Open Swim. 5 - 7 PM. Water Aerobics: MONDAY - THURSDAY. 5:15 PM.

Central Church of Christ – 270-442-1017

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

Christ Chapel E.M.C.

Pastor Dr. Tom Hiter. Traditional Anglican--1928 BCP. Sundays 8:30 AM, "The Lighthouse" floating Chapel on Kentucky Lake (moored at Southern Komfort Marina).

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

WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM, Hiter Chapel in Fairdealing. Call for directions 270-354-9132.

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.

Off of Hwy 45 in Hickory, Ky SUNDAY at 9:45 AM for Sunday School • Worship 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY Night Service 6:30 PM • Sunday Night Small Groups 6:00 PM

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

Community Fellowship Baptist Church - 270-856-4463

Concord United Methodist Church - (church) 443-2669 www.concordpad.com

SUNDAY Worship Times - 8:15 AM, 10:30 AM & 6 PM; Coffee/Donuts/ Fellowship – 9 AM. Sunday School - 9:30 AM Tuesday - 6:30 PM - WISE Bible Study for women WEDNESDAY

Fellowship Meal- 5:15 PM (call to make reservations); B.L.A.S.T. for Kids,Youth Meeting & Adult Bible Study 6 PM THURSDAY- Men's Prayer Breakfast – 8 AM The Prayer Room is open to the public Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM • Plus Homemakers, Scouts, Blood Drives and other Occasional Events. Child care is Provided in the Nursery during Sunday Morning Services

Concord West Church of Christ-270-744-8440

4715 Mayfield Metropolis Road SUNDAY Bible Study 9:00AM, Worship 10:00AM, Evening Worship 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7:00 PM

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

Broadway United Methodist Church - 443-2401 www.bumc-paducah.org

SUNDAY: Fellowship Time 9 AM. Youth & Adult Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 AM. Worship 10:30 AM Youth group (grades 6-12) – 6 PM.Youth Activities, Sunday 6 PM.

SELECTED FRIDAY NIGHTS: Parent’s Night Out. Safe, reliable babysitting

available for special event or dinner out. Contact the Mother’s Day Out department at 443-2401 WEDNESDAY Evening Meals.$6 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are not necessary. Food served from 5:30 – 6 PM. . Programs begin at 6:15 PM. Mother's Day Out- Children 3 months -5 years meets Tuesday and Thursdays

from 9 AM -2 PM Call 443-2401 ext. 216 for more information.

Counseling Services: New Directions Counseling for stress, sadness, abuse; office hours by appointment, call 270-217-2753; First Step Addiction Counseling Ministry, call 270-408-1489.

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First Baptist Church, Paducah - 442-2728 www.fbcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Early Morning Service, 8:30 AM; Bible Study,

9:50 AM;Late Morning Service,11 AM , Sunday night prayer service, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal, 5 PM; AWANA, 5:45 PM; Worship, 6 PM; Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7 PM.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Benton www.fccdcbentonky.org 527-8560 - 2515 S Main Street

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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Paducah, Ky 270-

443-8251 • 415 Audobon Drive Paducah, KY www.fccpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:30 AM, Bell Choir Practice 9:30 AM, Traditional

Worship 10:45 AM, Childrens’ Church 3-6 year olds 10:45 AM, Kids GroupPreschool through 5th Grade 4:00 PM, Contemporary Worship 5:30 PM, Youth Groups 6th through 12th Grades 6:30 PM.

First Presbyterian Church - 442-3545

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

Fountain Avenue United Methodist - 443-1724

SUNDAY: Fellowship, 9 AM; Sunday School for all ages, 9:45 AM; Worship and Children’s Church (ages 4-9), 10:45 AM. Communion service first Sunday of each month. Nursery provided for birth - age 3. MONDAY/THURSDAY: Quilting Group, 9:30 AM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner, 5:30 PM ($5/ call for reservation by Tuesday Noon); Program and youth activities, 6 PM; Choir, 6:30 PM. SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY, "Revelation Is Not the End of the World." 4 PM

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

Friendship Baptist Church of Paducah - 534-1900

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

AM,

Evening

Grace Church, Int’l - 442-8949 www.gracechurchint.org

SATURDAY: Celebration Service, 10:30 AM and 5 PM TUESDAY: Celebration Service, 7 PM • THURSDAY: Corporate Prayer, 8:45AM

Grace Bible Church - 554-0808

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

Harmony Baptist Church – 270-488-3115

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

Heartland Worship Center - 534-1400

SUNDAY: Sunday School - . 8, 9:15, 10:45 AM; Sunday Services – 9:30, 10:45 AM & 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Evening Service – 6 PM; Children’s activities - 6:15 PM; Middle/High School, 6-8 PM.; DivorceCare, 6:30 PM. The Landing: FRIDAYS at 6:45 PM. a year-long

program that helps teenagers struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits travel the path to freedom, healing and wholeness. FREE. Dinner served at 6:15 PM for $3.

Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church – 554-3572

SUNDAY: Sunday School - 9:45 AM, Worship -10:45 AM, Youth and Evening Worship 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Evening meal- 5:15 PM, Youth- 5:30 PM, Bible Study- 6PM, Adult Choir- 7PM.

Hillcrest Baptist Church - 270-217-2796

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

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

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

Immanuel Baptist Church - 443-5306 www.ibcpaducah.org

SUNDAY: Prayer, 9:00AM; Sunday School, 9:30AM; Worship, 10:45AM. MIX for

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Youth (Grades 6-12) - 4:00-6:00PM. WEDNESDAY: Shepherd's Table Dinner - Food served from 4:50-5:30PM. $4 for adults and $2 for children. JourneyKidz (Preschool Choir & Activities and Children's Choir & Handbells/Chimes) - 5:45-7:00PM Youth Group (Grades 6-12) 5:45-7:00PM. Prayer Meeting - 6-7PM. Choir Rehearsal - 7:05-8:15PM. Discipleship Groups: Current Groups: Faith & Fiction - Last THURSDAYS, 7:00PM. Thursday Morning Study Group - 6:30AM. Service Opportunities: Mission Meal for River City - 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00PM Rightway Basketball with Coach Jan Godwin - A few spaces left for schoolage children! League play begins in January. Contact the church offices for more info.

Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian - 488-2588

Jesus Christ Little House of Prayer - 898-9875

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

SUNDAY: Morning Worship 10 AM. Evening Worship 6 PM. THURSDAY: Evening Service. 6:30 PM.

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

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

3rd Floor Curris Center, Chestnut Street, Murray, KY 42071

New City Fellowship –270-816-3053 www.ncfpaducah.com, Pastor Ismael Gurrola

The Journey Church – Marshall County 198 Old Symsonia Rd., Benton, KY 42025

New Covenant Fellowship of Reidland – 898-9664

Living Word Pentecostal Church - 575-3477

New Geneva Community Church--Paducah – 443-8866 www.ngccarp.org

The Journey Church – Calloway County

SUNDAY: Worship: 10 AM at Paducah’s Sportsplex

Service Times: SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Life Groups throughout the weekdays

SUNDAY: Worship Service 10:30 AM

Service Time: SUNDAYS, 11 AM

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

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

AM,

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

Lone Oak First Baptist Church – 554-1441 www.loneoakfbc.org

SUNDAY: Adult Sunday School, 7:30 AM; Morning Worship – 8:30 AM, 9:35 AM, & 11 AM; Sunday School – 8:30 AM & 9:45 AM; Evening Worship – 7 PM WEDNESDAY: Children’s Mission Groups & Preteen Group– 5:45 PM; Youth– 6PM; Children’s Choirs & Prayer Meeting– 6:30 PM Adult Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal – 7:15 PM

Lone Oak United Methodist Church - 270-554-1272 www.loneoakumcpaducah.org SUNDAY: Sunday School: 9

AM, Sonrise Servise 8 AM, Celebration Service Worship 10:15 AM, Youth Group 5 PM WEDNESDAY: Church Dinner 5:30 PM, Bible Study 6 PM, Bell Choir 6 PM, Chancel Choir 7 PM

Lutheran Church of the Cross - 618-524-4628 2601 North Avenue, Metropolis, IL 62960 SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9 Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays)

AM,

Worship Service 10

AM.

(Holy

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

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

Rev. Danny York, Pastor • 9104 US Hwy 68 West, Calvert City, KY 42029 SUNDAY School: 9:30AM; SUNDAY Morning Worship: 10:30AM; SUNDAY Evening Worship: 6:00PM WEDNESDAY Evening Bible Study: 6:00PM Visit us on Facebook.

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

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

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

McKendree United Methodist Church - 488-3770 or 488-2444. SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9 AM Worship, 10:30 AM Youth and

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

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship, 10:30 AM; Evening service, 6 PM

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.

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

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

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

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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 .

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

Palestine Methodist Church Bible School - 270-559-1233 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, KY Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – 422-1000 1110 N. 14th Street, Paducah

SUNDAY: Explorer Hour: 9:30 AM; Worship 11AM, 1st Sunday: Lord Supper 6PM, 1ST & 3RD MONDAY: Women’s Fellowship 6 PM, 3RD MONDAY: Brotherhood 6 PM, WEDNESDAY: Prayer/Bible Study 6 PM, 1ST WEDNESDAY: Youth Bible Study 6 PM

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

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

SUNDAY: 9:00AM Sunday School (classes for all ages), Morning Worship Service

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

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

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

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

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

Worship Service, KidzAlive (3 - 5th grade); 6

PM

Evening Service,

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

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - 442-1923 www.stfrancisdesalespaducah.org - Mass Schedule: MONDAY –FRIDAY: 12:05 PM SATURDAY: 5 PM; SUNDAY: 8:30 at 11

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

required. Call church office by noon Tuesday. Children/Youth Bible Study and Adult Prayer Service: 6:30 PM

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

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

Mass Schedule: TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 7:30 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

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.

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

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 cou-

ples group. Call 534-9000 for more information.

Temple Israel - 442-4104 www.templeisrael.us

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

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

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

Twelve Oaks Baptist Church - 554-4634

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

Meets the LAST MONDAY IN FEBRUARY at the McCracken County Public Library at 6 p.m. Its goal is to stand up and speak out about losing our Christian values and to spread the Word of Christ before it is too late.

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 443-2919

Rev. Sharon Murray -www.westminsterpresbyterianpaducah.org

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

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

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

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

On-Going Community Events & Notices:

The Paducah Business & Professional Women has adopted as a community project book collection for the fledgling library at Center Point, a local rehabilitation center for men. Donations collected through February 2013. Other entities in the area have joined the Paducah BPW in this effort. Books may be dropped off at Merryman Kemp's house or at Etcetera Coffeehouse at 326 N. 6th Street or you may call Center Point at 444-4630 for pick-up.. For additional information, please call Merryman Kemp at 442-7636. Are you a “homebound” book lover? If you are elderly, critically ill, or temporarily unable to come to the McCracken County Public Library, you may be able to have the books come to you! The library is offering Homebound Service to those who qualify. Residents of Paducah and McCracken County can apply for the free service by calling the library and having an application sent to them by mail or by going on-line to www.mclib.net and clicking on the application site. Materials can be mailed to private homes. Those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospitals may receive materials by hand delivery from the staff. Free service homebound. Questions, contact Cathy Edwards at 270-443-2510, ext. 118.

United Central Presbyterian Church – 442-6414

MONDAY – SATURDAY: Downtown Farmers Market. Riverfront, 2nd and

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

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.

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; Christian Education until noon.

Waldo Baptist Church - 618-564-2180 waldobaptist.org

SUNDAY: Bible Study, 9 AM; Morning Worship Service, 10 AM; Evening Worship Service, 6 PM WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal Ministry, 5:30 PM; Mid-Week Service, 7 PM

West End Baptist Church - 443-1043

SUNDAY: Sunday School, 9:30 AM; Worship Service, 10:45 AM; Evening Worship, 6 PM. WEDNESDAY: Fellowship Meal 5:30 PM - Reservations

Monroe. www.paducahalliance.org

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

Weekly special on cruises and all-inclusive trips with air from Fun Vacations Plus. Call 270-408-1284 or visit them on the web at www.funvacationsplus.com.

MONDAY - SATURDAY. GPS Recycle Now Collections. Recycling facility, 1830 N 8 Street. Open: Monday – Wednesday and Friday 7 AM – 4:30 PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 8 AM - Noon. Large totes in the front of the center will be available in the evening for after hours drop off. For a listing of what you can bring, visit www.recyclenowpaducah.com. Volunteers welcome. A group for those in the Paducah area wanting to get involved in recycling. For questions, email recyclenow.info@gmail.com.

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eventscalendar 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.

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. Marcella's Kitchen. Draffenville Lions Club, 262 Griggstown Road. Open: Monday Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM. FREE meals served. For more, call Grace Forte at 270-205-0223. Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 402 Legion Drive. Provides emergency food pantry assistance, financial assistance for rent evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medications, and stranded traveler needs. Limited to McCracken County residents. Open Monday – Friday, 9 AM – noon and 1 – 4 PM. Call 270-442-6795. The Christian Art Center, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (www.civa.org) invites you to volunteer to "Serve God Through the Arts". Extra help needed on the Second Saturday of each month for special events. No art experience needed. Contact Gretchen Smith, (270) 243-0444 or tallartist@hotmail.com McCracken County Animal Shelter. Monday through Saturday. 10 AM - 5 PM. 455 County Park Road, Paducah, KY. St. Nicholas Free Family Clinic desperately needs pharmacists to fill prescriptions in the evenings. For information, email Anita Spurlock at anitasplk@bellsouth.net or call 575-3247.

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

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

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

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.

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

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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. 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

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Workforce Computer Classes. McCracken

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

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

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

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

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

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

PM.

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

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

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

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eventscalendar THURSDAY: Night Moves Dance Club –American Legion, 425 Legion Drive. 6 9 PM, line dancing and couple's classes. $4 at the door. For more, call 442-3186. FRIDAYS: Paducah Writer's Group. Hear some of the area's most talented poets and storytellers, along with a great audience. Come on down and drop some science on the mic – or just kick back and listen with a fine cup of joe. Etcetera Coffeehouse. 8 PM. FRIDAYS: Adult Ballroom Dance Party. 8 – 10 PM. $7 cover charge. Drinks & refreshments included. Open to the public. Ruth Johnson School of Dance, 1702 Broadway. Call 442-8321 FRIDAYS: Friday Night Racing at Paducah International Raceway. 7:00 PM. 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah. www.paducahracing.net LAST WEEKDAYS OF EACH MONTH: PATS Free Ride. Paducah Area Transit System invites us to ride free on any fixed route (nine in total) . 6 AM – 6 PM. Regular fare $.75, $.50 for 55 and over. paducahtransit.com.

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

4 years old on or before October 1, 2012 and they must be income eligible or exhibit a developmental delay. Children also must reside in the McCracken County School District. Please call the McCracken County 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.

FEBRUARY 8 & 15: The Science Bowl. Held at Crounse Hall, WKCTC. High School - Feb. 8; Middle School - Feb. 15. Schools should check in at Crounse Hall by 8:30 the day of the event. Competition starts at 9:00. It is a double elimination tournament. Schools can call Buz Smith, DOE National Science Bowl Coordinator, 270.441.6821.

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 Pastels with Pizazz for ages 10+ years including adults on MONDAY OR THURSDAY Oil Painting: Still Life for ages 2+ years including adults on WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY

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

Watercolor Secrets Painting for ages 12+ years including adults on TUESDAYS 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kids & Their Families: School Notes:

After School Fine Arts for ages 5 – 13 years, MONDAY- FRIDAY, 3:30

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

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PM – 5:30 PM

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

FEBRUARY 4 (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. FEBRUARY 5 (TUESDAY): Understanding Heart Failure. Heart Center

Conference Room, Western Baptist Hospital. Free for patients/caregivers to keep heart failure under control. 270-575-2918 for more information or 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

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. SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Breastfeeding Class. Rosenthal Room – 2nd floor, Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 6 PM – 8 PM. Call 270-444-2243. PM, call for exact dates.

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.

MONDAYS: Preschool Playdate. Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 11

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

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

FEBRUARY 4 & 11 (MONDAY) AND FEBRUARY 2(SATURDAY): Prepared Childbirth Classes. Meeting Room A, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, 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. FEBRUARY 11 (MONDAY) AND FEBRUARY 13 (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.

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

Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 10 AM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858, 331-2987 or at philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com TUESDAYS: Tot Soccer (for ages 2 and a half - 4). Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:15 PM. For more, visit www.plexsports.net.

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

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

at Paducah Regional Sportsplex. 5:30 PM. For more information, contact Lyz Hornbeak at 575-1858, 331-2987 or at philelz@att.net. www.themusicclass.com

FEBRUARY 7 (THURSDAY): Relaxing from Within. Atrium Classroom, Doctors

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.

FEBRUARY 12 & 19 (TUESDAY): Smart Beginnings Childbirth Class. Atrium

Classroom, Doctors’ Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 4-6 PM. Free class for pregnant teens or non-traditional family unit to help the labor and delivery process. Phone: 270-575-2229 to register.

FEBRUARY 25 (MONDAY): Breastfeeding Class. Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Western Baptist Hospital. 6 - 8 PM. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Call 270-575-2229 to register. FEBRUARY 25 (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. SECOND THURSDAYS Infant Care Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes Hospital. Baby basics to assist parents with their first few weeks with baby. Call 270-444-2443. THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH: Kidney Optios Education Class. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. 2 PM – 4 PM. Call 270-443-0217.

SELECT TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Your Guide to Joint Replacement classes. Marshall Nemer Pavilion at Lourdes. Thursday Classes are 1 – 3 PM. Tuesday Classes are 4 – 6 PM. Call for exact dates and to register. 270-444-2915. FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH FREE Family Law Clinic 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). 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.

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MONDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY – Zumba With Tishaunda. Community of Christ Church, 718 Market Street, Metropolis, IL. 5:30 PM Monday and Thursday, 10:30 Saturday. $3 per class www.tishaunda.webs.com 618-638-4180

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TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 12:30 PM and WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 PM. Zumba with 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.

MONDAYS: Dodgeball League. 6:30

PM.

Paducah Recreation Center through

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.

MONDAY – THURSDAY. Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106

Broadway, Paducah. 6:15 PM. 270-554-8224.

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

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

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: Jazzercise Classes. 33420 Lone Oak Road, Arch Towers - Suite L. 5:15 PM. Everyone welcome! For more, call 270-210-1044.

MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY: Aikido. Paducah Parks. 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Parks

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Karate Kidz Prep Beginners (Ages 7-8), Future

Bldg, Classroom 2.For more or to sign up, call 444-8508.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: Aikido.Paducah Parks. For more or to sign up, call 444-8508. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 7:00 PM. Western Kentucky Adult Volleyball Club has competitive games weekly. Play is co-ed on a men’s net and divided into A, B, C divisions as participation allows. Games/meetings focused on improving individual skills and team play. For more email wkvballclub@gmail.com

Kidz Beginners (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Intermediates (Ages 5-6), Future Kidz Advanced (Ages 5-6), Karate Kidz Beginners (Ages 9-12), Dynamic Tae Kwon Do Beginners (Ages 13+), Black Belt Class, TurboKick Fitness (Ages 16+) 7PM. Hwang's Martial Arts. Call 908-6670 for enrollment information or email hwangsmartialart@bellsouth.net. www.hwang-martialarts.com

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY: Yoga. 11:00 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, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: Yoga.9:00 AM. Paducah Recreation Center. 270-444-8508.

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 10 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 6 -6:50 PM. For more, email trmaa @bellsouth.net or call 270-5544885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

TUESDAYS: Intermediate Mid East

Dance, Parks Bldg, Classroom 3. 6 PM. 270444-8508.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Futsal, Paducah Recreation Center through December only. 6:30 PM. 270-4448508. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Circuit Training, Paducah Recreation Center. 11 AM. 270-444-8508.

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

Practice. Meet at Noble Park Picnic Shelter #10. 6 - 7 PM. FREE. For more, call 270-444-8508. TUESDAY: Youth Running Club.

Picnic Shelter #10 at Noble Park. FREE. Ages 5-15. 6-7 PM. 444-8508.

THURSDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. 5 PM – 6 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Xtreme

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

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, Non-members $19.

270-443-8363.

MONDAY: Ballroom Dance Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-3 PM. FREE. Must be 60 and over. 443TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: Line Dancing Classes - Paducah-McCracken Senior Citizens Center. 1-2:30 PM. FREE. Thursdays for beginners. Must be 60 and over. 443-8579

TUESDAYS: Beginning Crochet and Quilting. Senior Citizens Center. 1 PM, 2 PM. FREE. 443-8579 WEDNESDAYS: Introduction to Senior Fitness Simplified. Paducah Yoga Center. 11 AM - noon. $10/ session, $30/month, $35/month with Sunday Tai Chi. Call 270-210-1465 for more. 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: FREE Serving Our Senior's Bingo. Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 1:30 - 3 PM. Dessert and coffee served, enter at the Rehabilitation wing. To reserve a seat, call 270-443-6543. v

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 (13&Up), 6:30PM. Circuit Training. 6 PM. Hwang’s Martial Arts. 908-6670. www.hwangs martialarts.com SATURDAYS: Intro Kettlebell Class. Mike’s Kettlebell Club. 106 Broadway, Paducah. 9:00 AM. 270-554-8224. SATURDAYS: Tiger and Junior Jiu-Jitsu (ages 5 - 14). Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy, 2343 New Holt Road. Noon - 1 PM. For more, email trmaa@bellsouth.net or call 270-554-4885. www.threeriversacademy.com. SATURDAYS: Kid’s Kickboxing (ages 5-14) Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy,

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

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

PM.

$6.50. . Skates: Quad, $1,

Speed/Inline $3.

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

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

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

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

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

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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. BENCHMARK Therapeutic Foster Care - Benchmark Family Services, Inc., established in 1994, is a private, faith-based, non-profit therapeutic foster care agency. Providing stable and caring homes for youth in need of out-of-home care. Our mission is to advocate for children by ensuring opportunities for healthy physical, psychological and emotional growth and development in the least restrictive setting possible. Benchmark is seeking caring, dynamic individuals and families with a calling to open their hearts and homes to children in need of stability, care and nurturing. As a Benchmark foster family, you will receive weekly contact with an assigned case manager, including a minimum of three home visits per month, 24/7 emergency cell phone access to a case manager, respite care for foster children when needed, premium financial compensation and incomparable foster parent support. For more information, call Benchmark at (270)408-1361. NECCO Therapeutic Foster Care. Necco has been serving Western Kentucky's youth for more than a decade. To find out more about foster parenting, give us a call. Necco can introduce you to a child in need of a loving family and a safe place to call home. Benefits include training tailored to fit your schedule, 24 hour crisis intervention/support, access to on staff mental health professionals, ongoing monthly trainings with childcare and meals provided, respite, incentives, daily reimbursements paid twice monthly, case managers for every home, staff cell phone numbers, and unmatched foster parent support. For experience you can count on, call Necco toll free at 866-30NECCO (866-306-3226) or 270-898-1293.

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Child 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.

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. 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.

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.

Lourdes Hospital has meetings and groups on: Childbirth, breastfeeding ALS support, Driving, Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Breast & Cervical Cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Heart issues. Call 444-2444 or ehealthconnection.com/ regions/lourdes Western Baptist Hospital has meetings and groups on: Breast feeding, childbirth, Baby Care, Family, CPR, Menopause, Diabetes, Ostomy & other medical issues. Call 575-2229 or www.westernbaptist.com

Hope Unlimited Family Care Center and Medical Clinic provides counseling, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes and The Learn to Earn Program which offers a way for families to earn points to purchase much needed baby items. For more information, call 270-442-1166 in Paducah or 618-524-5730 in Metropolis.

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, 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.

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

Miscellaneous:

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

Paducah Chess Club - SATURDAYS, 1 - 4 PM, brilliant minds young and old, put their wits to the test at Etcetera coffee house Sponsored by English's Antiques and Rayela Art, 212 Broadway. Paducah Kennel Club. Meetings are the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

(EXCLUDING JUNE, WHEN THE MEETING IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE DOG SHOW) at 7 PM at the clubhouse. Guests are welcome. Membership is $30 annu-

ally 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.

Parenting Support:

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.

Social and Professional Groups:

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

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6 PM at Whaler's Catch. For more, call Christa Dubrock at 443-7361, ext. 10689 or email dubruck@csiweb.com.

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

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

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.

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.

Brain Injury of Kentucky Support Group -Western Baptist Hospital, Conference Room A. Call Brenda Bradford at 575-2799 or 554-0452

Paducah Rotary Club -The group meets each WEDNESDAY for lunch and excellent speakers. Noon at the Myre River Room, Carson Four Rivers Center.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Easter Seals West Kentucky Adult Day Care has openings. Our program is ideal for seniors and special needs adults who are unable to be monitored during the day by a primary caregiver or simply need daily interaction in a safe, social group setting. In addition to activities, we offer meals and personal care. Caring nursing staff is also available to help monitor or assist with certain health or medical needs. Please contact Lisa Delaney at 270-442-2001 for more information.

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.

Special Needs:

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.

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

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. 6 - 7 PM. New topic presented every month. For questions, contact: Western Baptist Hospital at 575-2282; or Purchase District Health Dept. at 444-9625. FEBRUARY 12TH meeting “Stroke: Life-saving tips to early detection and prevention”, presented by Deb Welsh, Western Baptist Hospital.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH: Bariiatric Support Group. Marshall

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.

Nemer Paviilion at Lourdes Hospital. For those who have had or are considering Bariatric surgery. 6 PM. Call 270-415-3888.

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eventscalendarfamilynetwork Listings of non-profit groups providing family-oriented services

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

lies. For more information, contact 217-2548, 519-4155, 210-3047 or ronda. cartwright @mccracken.kyschools.us

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. 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. Postpartum Depression Support Group. The FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH at Hope Unlimited headquarters. This resource is open to the public, confidential and free. For questions about this support group, call 270-442-1166.

Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. Meets weekly on MONDAYS, 11 AM - Noon. Second floor conference room, Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Call 270-251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics. Support & education for families with a loved one who has a severe mental illness. FREE. Basic information about medications, the recovery process, communication skills, problem solving. Weekly meetings. Call to register 270554-1915 TOPS #110 Paducah. Lebanon Methodist Church., 4620 At Massa Drive. 6 PM, Weigh In; 6:30 PM, Meeting. This weekly meeting has a two-fold objective: encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and sponsor obesity research. Most members refer to the organization simply as "TOPS," an acronym for "Take Off Pounds Sensibly." The first meeting is FREE; yearly membership $26; monthly chapter dues $5. 270-217-1182. TOPS KY 0212 Paducah "Take Off Pounds Sensibly". Our mission is to offer Support and Encouragement for weight loss. Fountain Avenue United Methodist. Meetings are every Wednesday morning & starts at 9:30. The first meeting is FREE, yearly dues are $26,and monthly chapter dues are just $4. For more information contract Tina at 270-331-0318. United Ostomy Association – Held at Western Baptist Hospital. Contact v Bonita Cloyd, 575-2303

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8 Love Online personalcomputing

by Reid Goldsborough Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine

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f the Internet has turned the world into a global village, and if one of the functions of villages through history has been bringing people together for love and marriage, why not use the Internet for this as well? Millions of people have done that. The size of the online dating market has reached $2 billion in annual revenue, with growth of 3.5 percent a year, according to a recent report by market research firm IBISWorld (www.ibisworld.com). Just as with meeting someone by chance at a local mall or restaurant who later turns into a love interest, some people meet on the Internet by chance through online discussion groups and blogs set up for other purposes. But the most visible aspect of Cupid's involvement on the Internet are websites set up for matchmaking. Online dating services may be general or target specific groups such as Christian singles. Some require a paid subscription while oth-

ers are free and supported by advertising. Most appear to offer basic services plus extra services costing more. It's charming to hear of those who have cross-country romances, but most people would probably prefer dating others closer by, and one of the key variables dating websites use in matching you with prospective dates is physical location. Other variables typically used are just what you'd expect, including sex, sexual orientation, age, whether you're single, divorced, or separated, whether you want or have children, height and weight, religious and political orientation if any, whether you smoke or drink and how much, occupation, education, and interests. Some services go beyond the basics with long questionnaires that attempt to gauge your compatibility at a "deeper" level. Though opposites sometimes attract, the thinking is that the more you have in common with a date, the more likely that a first date will turn into a second one, a second into a third, and so on.

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Dating websites alert you to "matches" at their site, through email, or via phone, whatever you prefer. After perusing a match's profile and the photos he or she has uploaded, you have the option of contact. This typically takes the form of a message sent through the site indicating why you're interested. Or it can be a "wink," which is merely an expression of interest, and which, according to those who have received them, typically is ignored. Other websites rank dating websites for popularity or quality, which can be a good way to start if you're looking for help with your love life. Match.com (www.match.com) and eHarmony (www.eharmony.com) are the only two dating websites that appear in the top five of the rankings of About.com (dating.about.com), eBizMBA (www.ebizmba.com), and Top 10 Dating Sites (www.top10bestdatingsites.com). eHarmony is the more expensive of the two, has a much longer initial questionnaire, and doesn't accept as members people who are still only separated, but it claims more compatible matches. The most popular free dating site is Plenty of Fish (www.pof.com), which appears in the top five of the rankings of About.com and eBizMBA. Its features and convenience are scaled down compared with Match.com and eHarmony. The more popular the site, the better the chances of finding

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someone near you or with other characteristics you're looking for. But recommended niche sites can also be worthwhile, such as Christian Mingle for Christian singles (www.christianmingle.com), JDate for Jewish singles (www.jdate.com), and SingleParentMeet.com for single parents (http://www.singleparentmeet.com), among many others. If you just started dating again after not having dated for some years, you may find that people are a lot more cautious than you were used to. This is in part a result of the good advice online dating services give about how to stay safe, but it's also probably in part an overreaction to the infrequent but sensationalized stories in the media about people who got in serious trouble through online dates. One commonsense rule of thumb is to meet only after you've established some trust through email and phone calls and then only in a public place. But if you're a man it may take more dates than you were used to before a woman allows you to pick her up at her home. Another practice that seems a sign of the times is that after first dates women make sure you leave in your car first, presumably to make sure you don't follow them home. Still, online dating services, like the rest of the Internet, succeed by bringing people and information together that wouldn't have been possible or as convenient otherwise. v


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with the first signs and symptoms of a heart attack. “Typical signs and symptoms include tightness in the chest, shortness of breath and pain in the left arm,” explained Roundtree. “But women sometimes have different symptoms such as back and jaw pain, headaches and nausea. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms it is important to call 911 immediately and get to a hospital.” Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to heart attacks. Thanks to continued studies, big strides are being made in the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heart conditions. “There is a lot of research currently being conducted that will help someone with heart disease repair their heart from damage and overcome heart disease so that they can live a normal, productive life after a heart attack,” said Roundtree. “About twenty percent of all heart disease is caused by genetics and there is nothing you can do about your genes. The other eighty percent is caused by often preventable lifestyle choices: It will strike people, who tend to be inactive, do not eat a healthy diet, smoke or are overweight. These are the folks who tend to have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.”

It all comes down to making healthy choices “Eat a heart-healthy diet which includes reducing sodium,”


said Roundtree. “Make time for regular physical activity and maintain a healthy weight. Manage the stress in your life and find ways to reduce it if possible. Limit your alcohol use and avoid tobacco smoke,”

Get Moving! Becoming less sedentary is the most basic step you can take. If you exercise less than 150 minutes each week, you need to increase your activity level. “When you are inactive, you burn fewer calories, are at higher risk for cholesterol problems, blood sugar and blood pressure issues and your weight is often harder to manage,” explained Roundtree. You don’t have to start with a dramatic increase in exercise. It’s as simple as taking a walk. “It is easy, social, requires no special equipment and it works as long as you walk fast enough to get your heart rate up,” said Roundtree. Other tips include parking farther away from your destination, riding your bike or walking during your lunch break. Reducing your blood pressure is beneficial to your heart.

Healthy eating requires a plan “Even losing as few as five or ten pounds can produce a dramatic drop in your blood pressure,” said Roundtree. “Tracking your calories can help you stay accountable and is a great way to start a weight loss plan. Even if you only track what you eat for a few days, you will learn a lot about your habits.” Start by writing down everything you eat and drink in a day. Everything! Focus on nutrition and remember that healthy eating requires planning. “The American Heart Association recommends that you eat a wide variety of nutritious foods daily from each of the basic food groups. Choose foods such as vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich wholegrain breads and cereals, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products,” advised Roundtree. Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber which can be helpful. Fiber promotes weight loss, helps you feel full and lowers your blood cholesterol. Cutting back on saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and added sugars can also make a big difference. “Cut back on salt and aim to eat less than 1,500 milligrams

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of sodium per day,” said Roundtree “Limiting sugary drinks to no more than 36 oz. per week is a great way to reduce added sugars in your diet.” Reducing blood sugar is equally important. “Reduce consumption of simple sugars that are found in soda, candy and sugary desserts; get moderate intensity aerobic physical activity because it directly helps your body respond to insulin; and take medications or insulin if it is prescribed for you.”

Weight loss is a great start “Even losing as few as five or ten pounds can produce a dramatic drop in your blood pressure,” said Roundtree. “Tracking your calories can help you stay accountable and is a great way to start a weight loss plan. Even if you only track what you eat for a few days, you will learn a lot about your habits.” Start by writing down everything you eat and drink in a day. Everything!

Cutting out bad habits like smoking Even smokers know it isn’t good for you to light up that cigarette. “Talk with your healthcare provider or look for a ‘quitsmoking program’ at your local hospital or health department. Many offer hotlines and group support with trained staff to help you make create habits for a smoke-free life,” said Roundtree. You can never be too proactive when it comes to taking care of your heart. “We encourage everyone to participate in Wear Red Day by wearing red and sharing this information with friends and loved ones to create awareness,” said Roundtree. “Our mission at the American Heart Association will not be complete until heart disease is eliminated from the world. We have made a lot of progress but there is still a lot of work we need to do.” v

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Seeing Double by Dr. Jennifer Gibson

Understanding Astigmatism

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hen I tell a patient that they have astigmatism I am almost always asked to explain what that means. Astigmatism is simply another form of refractive error; an error in the ability of the eye to focus light. If you are lucky enough to have no refractive error then you have have perfect vision! (This is known as emmetropia.) Very few people experience true emmetropia. Common forms of refractive error include nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). While you may have heard those terms before, astigmatism tends to be more of a mystery to most people.

What is Astigmatism? The definition of astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the eye

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to transfer the object being seen into a sharp focused image on the retina. Now let me put that into lay terms: Astigmatism acts as the fine focus knob of the eye. When it is left uncorrected, objects can still be seen and are distinguishable but somewhat out of focus. For instance, someone with a moderate amount of astigmatism, who does not wear glasses or contacts, can read a road sign but the edges of the letters may appear fuzzy. Once the astigmatism is corrected the words will appear crisp. The best analogy that I have found is the difference between uncorrected and corrected astigmatism is similar to the difference between watching a regular television and watching a high definition television.

How can I fix my astigmatism? While small amounts of astigmatism are often asymptomatic, larger amounts can cause frequent headaches, eyestrain, fatigue, squinting, and of course blurry vision. Most patients report blurry vision while driving at night. The scattering of light caused by astigmatism often causes headlights to appear as starburst or to have halo effect. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contacts, and refractive surgery. It is still a common myth that if you have astigmatism, you cannot wear contacts or get LASIK surgery. While there are definitely limits to the amount of error that can be corrected, most astigmatic patients have options other than just glasses. Five years ago this was not the case. New types of astigmatism contact lenses (also known as toric lenses) are being produced every year. Previously patients were limited to hard or gas permeable lenses, which are often uncomfortable and expensive. The improvement made by the industry over the last decade is remarkable!

Adjusting to new glasses It’s important to know that there is a period of adaptation after you receive your first pair of glasses with astigmatic correction in them. It’s not unusual to experience some pressure or pulling from the eye muscles as well as some distortion out of the outer edges of the lenses. If this does occur it’s only for a short amount of time and it’s perfectly normal. It will go away after several days of wearing the new glasses. There are a couple of key factors that will minimize any adaptation issues and they need to be considered during the ordering process. Choosing a smaller frame will allow less room for side distortion out of the lenses. Applying an antiglare coating will assist in eliminating the starburst effect from headlights at night and will reduce eye strain and fatigue when using a computer or smart phone. Lastly, your optician should take the time to educate you on what to expect. This will give you a better understanding of what you are experiencing, why you are experiencing it, and how long it will last. Astigmatism is an easy diagnosis to arrive at, it is almost always correctable, and can make a huge difference in a patient’s day-to-day life. If you experience any of the symptoms discussed in this article, or have already been diagnosed with astigmatism but were told you were not a candidate for contacts or corrective surgery because of it, I strongly recommend contacting your eye care professional today regarding the latest advancements in astigmatism correction. v 56 • February2013 www.purchaseparenting.com


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Those Poor Lefties! by Kerrie McLoughlin Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine

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hose poor Lefties (cue sad violin music)! They pick up a mug, and the picture is facing away from them. They struggle while using regular scissors. And who hasn’t giggled watching a Lefty write while their hand smears ink across the page as they sit at their school desk made for Righties? As only 10% of the population (and boys are more likely to be Lefties), Lefties are definitely a minority.

know gripes that his clothes are always on the hangers “backwards.” At mealtimes he has to sit on the left side of his brother or else they bump elbows and get into a

It does seem like Lefties are at a disadvantage, doesn’t it? I mean, just for fun, watch a Lefty try to take a picture (the button is on the right side), use a regular computer mouse or learn how to play an instrument. One Lefty I

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wrestling match. My friend Ambre always looked forward to being able to drive with her left hand ‌ until she realized she’d have to start the car and shift gears with her right hand. I’m telling you I didn’t think I’d make it to see my 18th birthday while I was riding around town with her. Good thing Lefties are now seen as special rather than strange. Ask an older Lefty how they liked being forced to write with their right hand in school to conform to an “oppressiveâ€? Righty world. If my youngest son ends up a Lefty, I will tell him of difficulties he would face and of heart attacks he would inflict

upon me if he chose a career as a woodworker. Not only are there problems like sawdust blowing in faces, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard about my husband’s identical twin brother, a Lefty, nearly cutting his arm off while making something in his woodshop. There just might come a day when those “high fivesâ€? he does with the kids turn into “high threes.â€? In trying to help all my Lefty pals and to get a jump on life in case my own baby is a Lefty, I found a couple of cool sites (TheLeftHand.com and ToolBarn.com) with lifechanging tools for Lefties! Guitars, gardening equipment, tape measures, tool belts, can openers, sporting goods and school supplies are just a few of the offerings. You can even buy those famed Lefty spiral notebooks online. And for dozens of ideas for making your Lefty’s life easier from childhood through adulthood, check out the book “Your Left-Handed Child.â€? Finally, if you have a Lefty, she might enjoy knowing some fun facts (like how super smart and superior Lefties are) from LeftHandersDay.com to make her feel more special: • One in 4 Apollo mission astronauts was left-handed, which is 250% more than the normal level.

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A List of Famous Lefties So Regular Lefties Can Feel Cool Tom Cruise (the Scientologist)

Michelangelo (big-time artist)

Henry Ford (some car-maker guy)

Barack Obama (the President!)

Goldie Hawn (goofy lady)

Babe Ruth (major baseball player)

Bruce Jenner (the Kardashians’ stepdad!)

Ringo Starr (another Beatle)

Paul McCartney Righty Kerrie McLoughlin parents her 4 Righty kidlets (plus (a Beatle) one who is too young to tell) with her Righty husband and “rights” it all down at The KerrieShow.com.

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Empty Bowls Project by Robin Gericke Purchase Parenting & Family Magazine

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his New Year, I’m sure many of us made resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier. Perhaps your goal is to practice portion control; essentially, eat less. If so, you are blessed to have that choice. Many people in our area would like to eat more this year, because they are going hungry. For its third year, The Empty Bowls Project of Paducah is striving to help solve that problem.

What is the Empty Bowls Project? The Empty Bowls Project is an international fight against hunger. The idea is elegantly simple: Local artists and potters donate bowls, and the finished bowls are available for purchase at a luncheon of soups and breads which is hosted for the community. The Paducah Empty Bowls Project is one of the few that invites members of the community to paint the bowls for the event, and the menu has featured not only soup and bread, but everything from salad to barbeque to cupcakes. All the proceeds go towards fighting hunger at

Community Kitchen in Paducah. The price of the bowl is your admission to the luncheon and after eating you take the bowl home as an ongoing reminder of the empty bowls across the world and in our communities. This event has been held all over America and in at least a dozen other countries, and it has raised millions of dollars to fight hunger. This will be the third year for the Empty Bowls Project in Paducah which is organized by local artist Michael Terra. “It’s my philosophy, that when you live in a community, just by being there, you are constantly benefiting from the talents and gifts of its members,” Terra told me. “I believe that it is important to give back and volunteer as a way to honor those who contribute to your life. I don’t have a lot of money, but what I do have is the ability to make things out of clay. I want to use my resources to do something for people with less than me. My work requires travel, so since I can’t volunteer every week, my family contributes in this way. I work about 100 hours a week for 8 - 9 weeks straight on this project.” Last year, the Paducah Empty Bowls Project raised $21,200. 60 • February2013 www.purchaseparenting.com


“This year, we have to work a little harder than we did the previous two years,” Terra told me. “The space is three times more expensive than it last year and all of the production expenses will be higher too. There is also a greater need in our community. Our goal is to become obsolete- to not have to raise funds because people in our community are hungry- but until that is possible, we want to generate more support and awareness.” The event is made possible through the generosity of members of the community: Artists and potters donate bowls, members of the public glaze them, restaurants and private citizens donate food, and some businesses like the Old Hickory Clay Company donate clay for the event, while others, like Lamar Advertising, donate billboard space. “We also receive donations both prior to the event and from generous individuals who attend,” Terra said.

Volunteer Volunteers aren’t just needed to glaze bowls, they are also needed on the day of the event to clean tables, wrap bowls for people as they leave, and keep everything running smoothly. If you would like to help, contact Sally Michelson, the volunteer coordinator, at 270-554-0215.

Soups on! When asked what his favorite part of the project was Terra said, “I love handing the check to the Community Kitchen, but what I really like is the actual day of the event, seeing the long line of people waiting for bowls. They’re talking to the people behind them and making connections. They’re being witnessed and witnessing how many people care about other people that they don’t even know. We set up big tables for ten so that no one can sit alone. I like seeing the connections.”

Bowls of every shape and size For the first Empty Bowls Project, 900 bowls were made. In 2012, there were 1425 bowls made for the Project, 225 above the goal. “This year, our goal is 1500 bowls,” Terra explained. “Right now we need as many volunteers as possible to help glaze bowls.” Michael Terra’s studio, Terra Cottage Ceramics, is located at 514 N. 7th Street. It is open until February 15th, from 10 am - 6 pm, seven days a week for those who want to glaze a bowl. “It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to glaze a bowl the first time,” said Terra. “Groups are welcome, but please call ahead of time since the studio can only hold about twelve people comfortably.” Michael Terra can be reached at (270) 908-0090. A $5 donation per bowl helps cover the cost, which is actually $6.58 per bowl.

The Paducah Empty Bowls Project event will be on Saturday, February 23, from 11:30-2 p.m. at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center. For $15, you can pick out a oneof-a-kind, handmade bowl and fill it with food from over a dozen local restaurants. As someone who has attended the last two Empty Bowl Projects, I can say that it is a wonderful experience. Not only do you get to sample great food from local restaurants and take home a beautiful handmade bowl, you help feed the hungry people of our community. v

While most of the bowls are made at the Terra Cottage, there are many local artists who donate bowls as well. The Paducah School of Art has hosted two ‘Throw-a-thons’ for people to come make bowls for the Project. Not all of the bowls are from this area, either. “When I’m out in the world doing Art Shows, I ask my clay friends to donate bowls to the project,” Terra told me. “Each time I come back with about three to ten bowls. Just think, the bowl you pick out at the event could be a $120 bowl made by a nationally acclaimed artist from San Diego.”

The Community Kitchen All proceeds raised at the Empty Bowls event will go to the Community Kitchen, a local soup kitchen founded in February of 2008. The Community Kitchen serves lunch Monday through Friday at 11am - 1 pm. In 2008, 12,096 meals were served, but that number had increased by 2012 to 54,140 meals. As the need for the Community Kitchen grows, so does the need for funds. Each meal costs about $2.00. If 1,500 Empty Bowls tickets are sold, 11,250 meals will be served. By buying a ticket, you will take part in feeding those that depend on the Community Kitchen. www.purchaseparenting.com February2013 • 61


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Celebrate Your Age by Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation

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s we grow older, some of the simplest tasks can become challenges. Many people experience the fears and doubts that can come with aging and seek out organizations and programs that can offer support and assist with building the confidence to overcome those fears. All of us hope to live a healthy life and remain independent for as long as possible. February marks National Senior Independence Month and that presents each of us with a great opportunity to evaluate our current living situation; notice the strengths and weaknesses in our daily routine and make adjustments for a better lifestyle. Ask yourself: What holds you back? What could make daily living easier? Minor adjustments can make a huge difference.

Home Safety Use these techniques to make your home a place you can live safely and independently:

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Brighten Up Check that every room is well lit, and make any lighting replacements where needed. Installing night-lights throughout the house, especially in dark corners and along staircases, can help improve nighttime visibility and prevent trips and falls over unseen objects.

Clear Clutter Keep floors and walkways clear of unnecessary items, such as clothes, books, papers and trash. An alteration as simple as shifting the furniture to allow a clear path to a door can be invaluable for those who may have balance or vision problems. Move any furniture, electrical cords or other obstructions, and make sure all pathways are clear enough to move freely without fear of harm.


it comes with many benefits, including improved balance, strength and endurance. These simple changes can make a major improvement in helping a senior feel safe and independent. Check out the programs at your local nursing and rehabilitation center. They are tailored to fit each individual’s needs to support their confidence in growing healthier and more independent. Celebrate National Senior Independence Month this February, and let them provide you with the care needed to live comfortably all year long. v

Install grab bars and handrails in the restrooms near the shower, bathtub and toilet. Using non-slip mats and placing double-sided tape under rugs can also help minimize slips.

Open Access Everything should be easily accessible, including the refrigerator, cabinets, drawers, doors and shelving. Also, place items on the lower levels of shelves for easier reach.

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f you were to Google ‘Super Sunday 2013’, you would come up with a variety of national topics including the Super Bowl, of course, a run to benefit cancer research in Massachusetts, a phone-a-thon for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund based in New Jersey and others. Paducah has a Super Sunday event of its own on February 24. Super Sunday, sponsored by West Kentucky Community and Technical College, is part of a statewide plan to host college fairs at African-American churches to provide potential students and their families with important information and resources about college and earning a degree. WKCTC joins the other fifteen Kentucky community colleges, and last year, thirty-five churches with more than 8,300 worshippers participated in Super Sunday across the state. “Since Super Sunday began in 2011, we believe it’s been a great outlet to encourage African-American students to attend WKCTC and start a new path in life,” said Jipuam Askew-Robinson, WKCTC Cultural Director. “But we still see the gap in college enrollment between minority and white students continue to grow.” In fall 2011, African-American students made up 8% of the student population compared to 88% of white students. “We have more work to do, so we are taking every opportunity to spread the word about Super Sunday to let our community see what WKCTC has to offer and how lives can be changed with a college education,” said Robinson.

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Lives are changed Some of the lives that have been changed belong to members of WKCTC’s Super Sunday Hall of Fame. Teresa Spann, a 2012 Hall of Fame recipient, graduated with an Associate in Science degree in education in 1995. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from WKU and a level two principal certificate from Murray State University. “Education and God are the keys to life,” said Teresa, an eighth grade teacher at Paducah Middle School. “I believe in teaching my students about the importance of getting a college education and using God’s gifts to help them achieve their goals. I tell them that everyday is a learning moment and the decisions they make today directly affects their choices of tomorrow.” But that motto starts at home. “It’s so important to me to be a good role model for my children about reaching their goals. But setting a good example is for all. My husband and I say ‘someone is always watching,’ we have to be the example. vThat’s our God-given duty.”

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said. West Kentucky Community and Technical College was his first choice. He graduated from WKCTC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2008 and has never looked back. Carlos now works in outpatient therapy at Murray Calloway County Hospital. “I can't imagine doing anything else with my life. I owe it all to God and West Kentucky,” he said. Super Sunday will be held at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church located at 1126 Harrison Street at 9:30 a.m. and at Ninth Street Church of Christ at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Super Sunday is open to the public and for all ages. WKCTC representatives will be on hand to share information about the admission and enrollment process, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, available programs and services, and any other additional educational information. “We want students to know, yes, you can go to college. Yes, you can get a college degree. And yes, you can have a high paying job. Many potential students are aware of their educational opportunities; they simply have questions about what to do,” said Barbara Veazey, WKCTC president. “We’re here to answer those questions and get people started on the right path.” v

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Spotlight on a Local Garden by Dava Hayden, M.S. Horticulturist and Landscape Designer

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s a landscape designer, anytime I am driving around this area I find myself with one eye on the road and one eye on the look-out for outstanding landscape design, and great performing plants. If you are an avid gardener, you may have previously seen my articles in this magazine and Kentucky Gardener Magazine. I love speaking with other passionate gardeners, hearing how their garden was transformed, what they consider their favorite part, what lessons they learned along the way, and then sharing it with others. This is one of my more recent favorites, home of Jamie and Buddy Lemon in Reidland.

viewed the family, I decided it was perfect to use in an upcoming presentation for The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc., Landscape Design School accredited through the National Garden Club, Inc.

Balance requires both the utilization of materials and open space that creates visual equilibrium. In the photo above, you can see that space is created with walking paths and balance is achieved by using the vertical stone on the left of the path, and visual weight of plants on the right. Balance can be symmetrical or asymmetrical; this home incorporates asymmetrical balance. Rhythm is the break in regular repetition of shape, color, or texture. Again the stone path and boulder assist in the

This particular garden incorporates the principles and elements of landscape design; including balance, rhythm, contrast, and dominance by using a combination of forms, textures and colors. In fact, once I toured this garden and inter-

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rhythm of this design, by providing a break in repetition made from the burgundy colored Loropetalum. I also love the designers’ use of contrasting colors, textures, and shapes of plants included here: Boxwoods in the back, Hollies to the back side, Loropetalums in the middle, and variegated Liriope in the front. Then there is “The Door” which adds a sudden dominant pop of color, drama and excitement to the design. Repeating the color helps unify the concept as seen here with the urns and plant material; ‘Blue Dune’ Lyme Grass and Arizona Ice Cypress. A backyard view of this garden incorporates form and function with the addition of structures; gazebo, water feature, raised beds, and walking paths. Structures do not change with the seasons or over time; therefore they create the backbone for a landscape design. The personality of the homeowners’ are appropriately represented with the incorporation of stone from Buddy Lemon’s previous business, stonescaping, and Jamie’s love of gardening.

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Here are three examples of stone art in the Lemon’s garden, all of which originated from Crittenden County. My personal favorite is the cave stone accented by the blue hues of ‘Blue Dune’ Lyme Grass. The selection of plant materials cannot be over-stated. Plants are different from all other building materials because they are constantly changing. If the selection of plants used in a design are correctly chosen and maintained, they will become more attractive with each passing year, as seen in the Lemon’s landscape. If the landscape designer chooses incorrectly, the design will fail. Knowing the soil type, depth, drainage, temperature extremes, orientation, slope, and existing vegetation are important considerations before getting started. Identifying maintenance expectations are also important. Jamie enjoys being outside tending to her garden, so Loropetalum and roses are a good fit for her. Both plants require regular trimming for maximum appeal. Other locations of her garden are dry and not easily accessible to irrigation such as the photo with ‘Blue Dune’ and Miscanthus grass with the cave stone.

This is one of my favorite views of the Lemon’s landscape. I especially like the variations of color; blue from the Arizona Cypress against natural stone is, in my opinion, hard to beat. The Arizona Cypress was a great choice for the scale of this space and helps transition the roof line and the sloping terrain. Evaluation of a landscape’s success is often not possible without seeing it in use. There must be thoughtful accommodation of all exterior functions including walkways, seating, intimate spaces for gathering, and areas for entertaining. If you are interested in learning more about gardening, there are a few options. The next design school for garden club members will be April 2013. If you don’t already belong to a garden club, consider joining one of the many local groups. The University of Kentucky offers consumer gardening courses through the McCracken County Extension www.purchaseparenting.com February2013 • 69


Office. There are monthly seminars open to everyone and an extensive training series, The Master Gardener program, begins in September.

Thank you Jamie Lemon for opening your garden for all of us to enjoy. If you have questions about how to transform your space into three-dimensional art, contact the author at dava.hayden@yahoo.com. She is also available to speak to civic groups and has programs ready to present including “Ten Things Every Gardener Needs To Know” and “Top Plant Picks for 2013” v

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Medical Spa Savvy by Amanda Hancock Esper

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day at the spa! Just the sound of those words can make you feel like relaxing. Perhaps you visit a spa for a manicure or pedicure, a massage, a facial or something more? Do you go to the hotel spa or resort spa when you’re on vacation? If your visit to the spa involves a procedure such as a chemical peel, cosmetic injectables such as Botox, or laser treatments read on! Not all spas were created equal and it’s important to know the difference between a day spa and a medical spa.

From time to time, we see reports in the press of beauty treatments gone wrong. Unfortunately, many of these instances were likely not performed under a physician’s supervision and were done at an unlicensed spa. So, before heading out to a local spa or one on vacation, don’t forget: A medical spa is much more than a day spa because it includes a licensed on site physician and can provide you with the same relaxing treatments as a regular spa but can also provide medically-based procedures and products that are healing and reduce the signs of aging. v

A medical spa is very different from a day spa. A ‘day spa’, the kind you may find inside a hotel, or on a cruise can only offer services which can be supervised by an esthetician. At a medical spa a licensed physician is on site, and that doctor supervises all treatments and procedures. For this reason, medical spas can perform many more procedures than a day spa. A medical doctor has knowledge and training about the products, and procedures being offered by the facility. He or she is trained to administer injectable treatments, and to supervise laser and other more invasive procedures. The beauty of that is that medical spas have created a hybrid between leisure and health care. A regular spa is limited to treatments that focus on relaxation and beauty. Beauty products available for sale in a day spa are not going to be pharmaceutical grade. A medical spa can offer you the same services as a day spa, however they focus on long-term healing and beautifying treatments that require a doctor’s expertise. A medical spa allows you to receive procedures that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne, diminish acne scars, and correct uneven skin tone. These include: • Chemical peels, • Microdermabrasion, • Hydrafacials, • Botox cosmetic or Dysport, • Dermal filler injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse. • Laser treatments such as Fraxel, Active FX and Deep FX, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin tightening lasers, medically viable cellulite treatments, • Latisse eyelash lengthener and prescription grade skin care product lines.

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