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Mr. Lexie B. Ray, 82, of Murray (Formerly of Benton)
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 am, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Murray City Cemetery.

Mrs. Janet McCrory, 55, of Benton
Services: South Marshall Middle School at 2:00 pm, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Dowdy Cemetery.

Mrs. Frances Suiter Carlton, 95, of Columbus, OH (Formerly of Murray) Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Stephen P. Rogers, 44, of Hazel
Services: Incomplete at the Imes-Miller Funeral Home of Murray.
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Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, just off Hwy 58 at 16 Wadesboro Road in Benton, will have a Holiday Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is no charge for the dinner and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (270) 527-1198.

The Marshall County Refuse Department will close all stations on Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. The main station will also be closed on Friday, November 28.

Benton Masonic Lodge will have their 5th Saturday Breakfast on Saturday, November 29, at the Woodmen of the World Building on Poplar Street in Benton from 6:30 am to 9:00 am. It's all you can eat for $5. Carry outs are available.

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church will host a Country and Bluegrass free concert featuring Blair Joseph and Southern Rush with special guests on Sunday, November 30, at 2:00 pm. The church is located on Big Bear Highway in Benton.

Marshall County High School Cheerleaders present the 3rd Annual Hoopfest Beauty Pageant on Sunday, November 30, at 2:00 pm at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall County High School on High School Road in Draffenville. Entry fee is $40 with formal/party/church attire required. Photogenic entry fee is $10 and a spirit attire fee is $10. Mister attire is casual/sports wear. Admission is $5. Ages are 0-19. For more information, or to register, call (270) 493-0416. Winners will be announced at Hoopfest.

The Dove Brothers will be in concert on Sunday, November 30, at 6:00 pm at the Briensburg Baptist Church, located at 891 Briensburg Road in Benton. A love offering will be taken up. For more information, call (270) 527-3757.

"Season of Honor - Caring for your Aging Loved One" support group will meet on Monday, December 1, at 6:30 pm, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 2890 Broadway in Paducah. Ever had questions about Medicare or Medicaid? This is your place to go! For more information, call (270) 575-8614.

If you are a veteran in need of help filing claims for state or federal benefits, then help is available. Ron McClure will be at the VA Clinic at 1253 Paris Rd. in Mayfield on Tuesday, December 2, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call (270) 247-2455 or e-mail ronald.mcclure@ky.gov. Carol Livingston will be at the Paducah VA Clinic at 2620 Perkins Creek Dr. on Tuesday, December 2, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, call (270) 444-8465, ext. 53239 or e-mail carol.livingston@ky.gov. This is a free service for all veterans and walk-ins are welcome.

Jonathan Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council Meeting on Thursday, December 4, at 3:20 pm at the school on 9207 U.S. Hwy 68 East near Fairdealing. For more information, call (270) 354-6462.

There will be a series of workshops, "Living with Alzheimer's Disease," for caregivers at Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center at 607 Poplar Street on Thursday, December 4 for middle stage, and Thursday, January 8, for late stage, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day. For more information, or to pre-register, call (800) 272-3900.

Country Ham Breakfast at Maple Spring United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 6, from 6:30 am to 9:00 am. The church is located at 9643 U.S. Hwy 68 East in Fairdealing. Adult admission is $4, children under 12 are $2. Net proceeds benefit the Marshall County Free Clinic.

Deck the Halls with the Benton Woman's Club Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 7, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Tickets are available at Polka Dot in Paislees and LaBelle Maison.

North Marshall Middle School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, December 11, at 3:30 pm in the conference room.

Sharpe Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, December 11, at 3:45 pm in the school library. The school is located on U.S. 68 West near the Marshall-McCracken County line. For more information, call (270) 898-2852.

The Fairdealing/Olive Auxiliary will be holding an "All You Can Eat" breakfast on Saturday, December 13, from 6:00 am to 10:00 am at the department at 8045 U.S. Hwy 68 East in Fairdealing. Adult admission is $5, children under 8 are $3. Money raised will go towards a needy family in our district for Christmas.

Community Christmas Gift-Away-Free Yard Sale on Saturday, December 13, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Mike Miller Park's covered pavilion on U.S. Hwy 68 in Draffenville. Bring any items you would like to "gift-away" between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Any items left over can be distributed to Needline, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to noon at their office at 307 Main Street in Benton. All are invited to this event.