Mr. James E. Wyatt, 86, of Murray
Services: Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am, Thursday; Burial to follow Murray Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Oma Jean Savells, 93, of Benton
Services: Collier Funeral Home Chapel at noon, Thursday; Burial to follow in the Ferguson Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Paula Brandasse, 48, of Murray
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm, Thursday.
Ms. Kimberly Ann Walker, 52, of Benton
Services: Collier Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Thursday; Burial to follow in the Provine Cemetery.
Mr. Charles "Papa" Wilford Jones, 87, of Murray
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm, Friday; Burial to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ronnie Norwood, 58, of Benton
Services: Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Unity Cemetery.
Mr. Charles Russell Thompson, 75, of Calvert City
Services: First Baptist Church of Calvert City at 2:00 pm, Sunday.
Mr. Rolland L. Shropshire, 60, of Aurora
Services: Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Sunday.
Mrs. Inez Tompkins, 91, of Benton
Services: Incomplete at the Collier Funeral Home of Benton.
If you are a veteran in need of help filing claims for state or federal benefits, then Ron McClure is your man! Ron will be at the Paducah VA Clinic at 2620 Perkins Creek Dr. on Thursday, December 12, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call 247-2455 or e-mail email@example.com. This is a free service for all veterans and walk-ins are welcome.
FLW Outdoors will have a benefit fish fry for Marcella's Kitchen at the Draffenville Lions Club building on Griggstown Road on Thursday, December 12, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The Calvert City Christmas Parade will be Friday, December 13, at 6:00 pm. Line-up will be at 5:00 pm in the Pathway Baptist Church parking area on 5th Avenue.
Calvert City VFW Post 5739's Ladies Auxiliary will have their regular monthly fish fry on Friday, December 13, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost is $8 and carry outs are available by call 395-4072. The post is located at 68 Veterans Way off of U.S. Hwy 95 in Calvert City.
St. Matthew Christian Preschool at 3966 U.S. Hwy 641 North in Draffenville will have their 19th annual "Pancake Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 14, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $3 for children under 12. A silent auction will also take place until 10:30 am. For more info, call 527-9082.
The Benton Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 14, at 6:00 pm on the Court Square.
Tis the Season for the 9th annual Toy & Coat Drive for the Children, sponsored by Cash Express. Please bring all coats, shoes, food and toys to any Lakes Area Cash Express by December 15. For more info, call 1-888-899-0399.
The joint choirs of First Christian Church in Benton and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will be presenting a Christmas Cantata, "Joy of Every Longing Heart" on Sunday, December 15. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will take place at First Christian Church at 2515 South Main Street in Benton. For more info, call 527-8560.
The Center for Health & Wellness on the corner of 8th and Poplar Streets in Murray will have a blood drive on Wednesday, December 18, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. All eligible donors are invited to give blood. For more info, call 762-1348.
Benton Middle School at 906 Joe Creason Drive in Benton will have their monthly Site-Based Decision Making Council on Wednesday, December 18, at 3:30 pm in the school. For more info, call 527-9091.
The community is invited to a free community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, at the First Baptist Church Activities Building on the Corner of 10th and Main Streets in Benton. You can bring your family and friends anytime between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to enjoy the meal. You can call ahead to let the church know you're coming, or if you're homebound and want a meal delivered, call 527-7575.
The Father/Daugther Princess Ball will be Saturday, February 8, at 6:00 pm at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. All fathers/grandfathers/father figures are encouraged to bring their daughter for an evening of dinner and dance. The cost is $50, which includes corsage and boutonniere. The proceeds benefit the Marshall County Arts Commission Building Fund.