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Mr. Michael Lanza, 60, of Farmington
Services: Bell City Baptist Church in Farmington at 11:00 am, Saturday.

Mrs. Wilma Wadkins, 68, of Kirksey
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Asbury Cemetery in Kirksey.

Mrs. Mary Jane Bertha Petik, 74, of Murray
Services: Hope Harbor Church of Murray at 2:00 pm, Saturday.

Mr. Kenneth D. Collins, 58, of Benton
Services: Collier Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Maple Springs Cemetery in Benton.
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The Marshall County High School Drama Department presents the spring comedy, 'You Can't Take It With You' through Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 pm each evening. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The school is on High School Road off of U.S. 641/68 in Draffenville. For more information, call Ms. Stacey Cayton at 527-1453, or e-mail stacey.cayton@marshall.kyschools.us.

'Fishing For A Cure' Bass Tournament for the Marshall County Relay For Life at Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville on Saturday, March 28. Payout of $3,500 guaranteed to 1st place. Pre-tournament meeting and meal will be Friday, March 27, at 5:30 pm. For more information, call (270) 816-7874.

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church at 1950 Big Bear Hwy in Benton will serve a Country Breakfast on Saturday, March 28, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Meals to go will be available and proceeds benefit community outreach programs. For more information, e-mail csladcik@hotmail.com.

The Marshall County Refuse will be having its annual 'Spring Clean-Up Day' on Saturday, March 28, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the main station on Benton-Briensburg Road. The event provides citizens of Marshall County an opportunity to dispose of items not regularly accepted at the transfer station. For more information, call Troy English at (270) 527-8437.

The Marshall County Public Library Young Adult Advisory Panel presents 'Story Time Live' on Saturday, March 28, at the Calvert Branch on West 5th Avenue at 10:00 am, the Benton Branch on Poplar Street at 1:00 pm, and the Hardin Branch on Murray Highway at 3:00 pm. Come meet Fancy Nancy, Pinkalicious, Pete the Cat and more. For more information, call (270) 527-9969.

Miss, Little Miss & Mr. Tater Day Pageant's will be Saturday, March 28, at the Benton Middle School Gymnasium starting at 11:00 am. Age groups range from 0-18. Entry forms will be at the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and the entry fee is $50. For more information, call Jessica Phillips at (270) 703-3086, Kelly Jones at (270) 703-0551 or Melanie Tynes at (270) 703-7079.

On Saturday, March 28, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, New Bethel Baptist Church is having it's annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 0-11 on the church grounds. The church is located on Hwy 58 between Benton and Harvey. For more information, call (270) 527-3787.

On Sunday, March 29, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, there will be an open house at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Camp Bear Creek. The open house will be an informational event for girls and their families. Tours will start at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm, and will last about an hour each. There will also be an opportunity for crafts, s'mores and other activities. Camp Bear Creek is a 183-acre camp thats sets on the shores of Kentucky Lake. Follow U.S. Hwy 68 to Fairdealing and turn onto Hwy 962, Barge Island Road. Go approximately five miles and the entrance is on the right at 4736 Barge Island Road.

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, March 31, 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, March 31, 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.

Get Hooked on Science at the Marshall County Public Library on Hwy 95 in Calvert City as part of Jason Lindsey's and Ms. Haley's After-School Program on Tuesday March 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5 and 12 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. For more information, call (270) 527-9969.

The Marshall County High School Basketball Banquet will be Tuesday, March 31, at Reed Conder Gymnasium in Marshall County High School. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm, with the program at 7:30 pm. Everyone is invited and the event is free.

Registration deadline for 4-H Camp in Marshall County is Wednesday, April 1. Registration forms are at all Marshall County Schools, and must be turned in to the Marshall County Extension Office on Mayfield Hwy in Benton. Cost is $190 per camper and the camp is June 15-18. For more information, call (270) 527-3285.

Jonathan Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, April 2, at 3:20 pm at the school at 9207 U.S. Hwy 68 East near Fairdealing. For more information, call (270) 354-6462.

CFSB's 30th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Tater Trot will be on Saturday, April 4, at the Mike Miller Park Soccer Fields off of U.S. Hwy 68 in Draffenville. The 5K begins at 9:00 am and the 1 Mile Trot begins at 9:30 am. Pre-registration is $15 and it is $18 for late registration. Race Day registration is from 7:45 am to 8:30 am. Make checks payable to Sole Supporters. All participants will receive a t-shirt. For more information, call Chris Kerrick at (270) 527-1453 or e-mail chris.kerrick@marshall.kyschools.us.

A Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 5, at 6:30 am next to Pisgah United Methodist Church on KY 952/829 J.H. O'Bryan Avenue in Grand Rivers. Clay Hall, Pastor of Lake City Baptist Church, will be the speaker. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Beverly Sewell at (270) 362-8211.

'Spring Weather Awareness: A Lunch & Learn Program' will be at the Benton branch of the Marshall County Public Library at 1003 Poplar Street in Benton on Wednesday, April 15, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join us to learn about how to program a weather radio and keep your family safe. The event is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling (270) 527-9969 or e-mail tblackwell@marshallcolibrary.org.

On Sunday, April 19, Eric Horner will be in concert at New Bethel Baptist Church during the morning worship hour at 11:00 am. The church is located on Hwy 58 between Benton and Harvey. For more information, call (270) 527-3787.

'Get Crafty: Wreath Workshop' at the Benton branch of the Marshall County Public Library at 1003 Poplar Street on Wednesday, April 22, from 10:00 am to noon. Kevin Linder from Trees n' Trends will demonstrate how to make your very own spring wreath. Please bring $5 for supplies. To pre-register, call (270) 527-9969 or e-mail jwaldrop@marshallcolibrary.org.

'The Patterns of Distinction - Security Matters' conference returns to the Curris Center on the campus of Murray State University (located on Chestnut Street) on Thursday, April 23, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Register online at www.podsecuritymatters.com.

Sharpe Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, April 23, at 3:45 pm in the school library. The school is located on U.S. Hwy 68 West near the Marshall-McCracken County line. For more information, call (270) 898-2852.

Aurora's 8th annual 'Time to Shine' Car Show will be Saturday, April 25, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Aurora Community Park. Entertainment will include a hula hoop contest, trivia, games, food, door prizes, music, dash plaques and special awards by special guests. All donations go to a local charity. For more information, call Bonnie at (270) 354-8467 or (270) 205-1501.

The 2015 Benton Cruise-In returns on Saturday, April 25, May 30, June 27, August 29 and September 26, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Benton Court Square. Live music, kids choice awards, 50/50 giveaway, goody bags, pin-up dolls, valve cover track and more. Registration of your hot-rod is free with a canned good donation to Marcella's Kitchen and/or Marshall County Needline.

'Get Your Oil On: Informational Meeting About Essential Oils' will be Monday, April 27, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Benton branch of the Marshall County Public Library at 1003 Poplar Street. What are they? Who uses them? How do you use them? Where do they come from? For more information, call (270) 527-9969 or e-mail tblackwell@marshallcolibrary.org.

The birth of Murray's first Community Kitchen, "Soup 4 The Soul" will happen May 1. The kitchen is located at 411 Maple Street in Murray in the old Ward Elkins building. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more info, or to volunteer/donate, call Debbie Smith at (270) 293-3548, e-mail info@soup4thesoul.org or mail P.O. Box 1001 Murray, KY 42071.

'Teen Tech Workshop: Robotics Class' will be at the Benton branch of the Marshall County Public Library at 1003 Poplar Street on Monday, May 4 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm each day. Classes open to grades 7-12. For more information, or to sign-up, call (270) 527-9939 or e-mail tblackwell@marshallcolibrary.org.