Funds raised during the Harvest of Healing Campaign are used to meet critical needs for hundreds of indigent patients who cannot afford medication, a cab ride home, or other needed medical equipment. This year alone, over 429 patients have received help with these basic needs. Many other programs like women’s services, heart and vascular care and Lourdes Hospice are also supported through this effort.
“Our employees recognize the value of Lourdes’ healthcare ministry to this community,” said Tara Miller, President of Lourdes Foundation. “We appreciate our associates who make Lourdes Foundation their charity of choice to support the important needs of our most vulnerable patients and to enhance the high quality care Lourdes provides for everyone in the region.”
Information provided by Suzanne Farmer, Lourdes Hospital.
The public will learn what life was like for a yeoman farm family in 1864 living under martial law during the Civil War. Visitors can stroll around the farmstead and see it as it would have appeared after four years of war. Visit a Confederate encampment on the farm and talk to civilian soldiers. Listen to their stories about the war and coping during their service.
Local historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky, will present War Between The Rivers at 1 pm in The Homeplace Theater. “This event focuses on the Civil War from the perspective of everyday farm families, and gives visitors a chance to see history come to life,” says Cindy Earls, Lead Homeplace Interpreter. “Visitors can learn how farm families faced the challenges of keeping the family fed and clothed, and the farm operating, often with no men, draft animals, or seeds to plant a cash crop.”
For more information visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us/ click on Calendar, and go to December 13 events, Civil War Comes to The Homeplace, or call The Homeplace 1850’s working farm at 931-232-6457.
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.
About a year ago, the Paducah Area Painters Alliance (PAPA) selected the Murray State University Crisp Center in Paducah as the theme and asked artists to submit their entries. Several works of art were submitted to be voted on by the Mayor and Commissioners. “Merry Christmas to All from the MSU-Crisp Center”, a pastel by Dutch Thurman, was selected as this year’s City of Paducah Christmas card. The pastel shows Santa and his reindeer flying over the Crisp Center. The inside of the card reads “Wishing you all the joys of this Christmas season and a prosperous new year.”
Dutch Thurman began painting in 1990 and taking classes at Paducah Community College. Thurman has won awards in the Woman's Club Art Show and the Mayfield/Graves County Impressions Show. Thurman works with oils and pastels with portraits, still lifes, and scenes from around Paducah as her favorite subjects. Dutch and her husband, Charles, own Schmidt Farms in Paducah.
Beads of Courage help connect women undergoing the difficult journey of cancer treatment with Nurse Navigators Courtney Leneave, R.N., and Amy Manley, R.N., in the Lourdes Women's Center. The navigators are then able to provide aggressive support, information and guidance about the patient's treatment. Lourdes is the first hospital in the region and the second hospital in the country to pilot the adult oncology program.
For information about how you can help a woman undergoing cancer treatment, call Lourdes Women’s Center at 270-538-5867.
Information provided by Suzanne Farmer, Lourdes Hospital.
· Dickens of a Christmas Small Business Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Nov. 29 in downtown Paducah. Carolers, dancers, folks in costume, great holiday shopping deals, s’mores, and much more...
· Santa House in downtown Paducah will be the place to visit Santa on Saturdays. After making a grand entrance to downtown by carriage Saturday, Nov. 29 at 10 am, Santa will be available for photos and to hear Christmas wishes until 5 pm. He’ll be downtown on Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm and Sundays, 1-4 pm through December 21.
· Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Sale in at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion at 2nd and Monroe to purchase a Christmas tree. They will be set up Friday, Nov. 28, 9 am-8 pm. Then they will be available Saturdays, 9 am-8 pm; Sundays, noon-5 pm, and weekdays, 4-8 pm.
· Candy Cane Hunt will be held at 1 pm on December 6 on the Carson Center lawn. Free event for kids 12 and under to collect candy canes. Registration begins that day at noon.
· Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run is a first time for event for runners. Registration begins at 3 pm on December 6 in front of the Police Station, 1400 Broadway. Then at 4:30 pm runners, joggers, and those who want to strut while wearing an ugly Christmas sweater will head down Broadway to 2nd Street. This should be a crowd favorite. Cost is $15 but if you bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, the cost will be only $10 and the registration formis on the City's website: www.paducahky.gov.
· Christmas Parade begins at 5 pm on December 6. The parade will travel from 14th Street on Broadway toward the river.
Additional details about these events can be found at site linked below. Look under News Releases and under Calendar of Events on the bottom of the homepage.
The City of Paducah wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
The state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday the preliminary total is 51,830 deer for the November 21-23 weekend. That's down from nearly 56,000 during the first weekend of the 2013 firearm season. Jackson County had the largest harvest last weekend with about 1,500 deer.
The second segment of the 2014 season is December 4-7.
The DNR is reminding hunters that an additional 20 counties have been closed to the antlerless-only seasons from January 1-4 and January 16-18. The muzzleloader season is Dec. 12-14 and archery deer season continues through January 18, 2015.
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Artists and teachers will be notified of acceptance of work December 29, 2014. Artists may deliver their accepted work to Yeiser Art Center on January 10, 13, and 14 - and no later than January 14 at 4 pm. Artwork must have the label from the contract attached to the back of the work. To download the contract click here. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103281455389-482/TeenSpirit2015Contract.pdf
Teen Spirit 2015 Awards
First Place $150
Second Place $75
Third Place $50
Three Honorable Mentions $25 each
The YAC received more than 300 entries from around the region for the Teen Spirit 2014 competition and exhibition. Of those submissions, 193 works were selected by juror, Randy Simmons, Drawing Professor at Paducah School of Art and Design.
The juror for this year's exhibit will be Dale Leys, Professor of Art, Murray State University, Murray, KY. Mr. Leys received his MFA in drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to teaching, Dale is a visiting artist and guest lecturer at numerous schools and universities. In 2013, YAC hosted the solo exhibition by Mr. Leys which was a retrospective of 40 years of work that was so large that it filled two other venues, Maiden Alley Cinema and Ruth Baggett Gallery, as well.
Yeiser Art Center looks forward to the partnership with our regional high school and home schooled students as well as their teachers and parents. The potential to optimize, reach and grow the Teen Spirit Exhibition is thrilling!
The YAC will be displaying the massive amount of art in the salon style, or stacked, sometimes two or three pieces high on the wall. Using this style accommodates the additional goal of showcasing a far greater number of works, thereby rewarding the efforts of more young artists and encouraging their continued creativity. The YAC will be FULL of art!
Teen Spirit was created in 1993 as a part of an ongoing effort to support the area's art programs and to recognize the talented youth of the region. Teen Spirit has come to symbolize the success of art education in the area. This show is a tribute to all the schools, students, teachers, and other art professionals, whose outstanding work and enthusiasm over the years have been integral to the success of the exhibition. Including a broader range of schools gives the exhibition a truly regional aspect that builds upon its history as a showcase for secondary school students.
Previous Participating Schools:
Ballard Memorial High School
Calloway County High School
Cape Central High School
Community Christian Academy
Dogwood Valley Academy, and other home schooled students
Heath High School
Home Life Academy
Johnston City High School
Livingston Central High School
Lone Oak High School
Open Door Academy
Marion High School
Marshall County High School
Massac County High School
McCracken County High School
Reidland High School
St. Mary High School
Paducah Tilghman High School
Woodridge Christian School
Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.
The Yeiser Art Center 's extended hours are:
Tuesday - Thursday,10 am - 5 pm.
Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm.
Sunday, Noon - 5 pm.
Admission is free and is open to the public. The Yeiser Art Center is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, email Kathy Knotts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-442-2453.
The Parks Department says organizers plan to use social media to encourage people to give during the holidays, at the hashtag #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said in a news release the foundation is a good way for parks supporters to make an impact immediately.
The foundation is a nonprofit and supports state parks and various projects in the parks.
A recent project is the school field trip grant program to help students explore the outdoors by providing transportation and program support to schools.
There will be no residential trash collection on Thanksgiving or the Friday after. Thanksgiving’s routes will be done on Wednesday, Nov. 26 along with the normal Wednesday routes. Friday's routes will be done on Monday, Dec. 1.
There will be no leaf or brush collection on Monday, Dec. 1.
The city compost facility at 1560 North 8th Street will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. It will reopen Saturday, Nov. 29, 7 am to 3 pm. The regular operating schedule for the compost facility is Monday through Saturday, 7 am - 3 pm.
If you have a question about the compost facility or trash collection, contact the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8567.
City Hall will be closed Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving.
Information provided by Pam Spencer, City Information Officer.