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Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Farris Lavender, 79, of Murray
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Thursday; Burial to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Freda Yates Bilyeu, 97, of Murray
Services: Imes-Miller Funeral Home Chapel at 6:00 pm, Monday.
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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 Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 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.

The Marshall County Board of Education on High School Drive off U.S. 641 in Draffenville will have a special called meeting on Thursday, October 2, at 2:30 pm. For more information, call (270) 527-8628.

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

The 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness "Girls Night Out" at Marshall County Hospital's Lobby will be Thursday, October 2, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Guest speaker will be Renee Ellis. There will food, fashion and shopping, and everything is free and all girls are welcomed. For more info, call (270) 527-4856.

A community-wide meeting will be held Thursday, October 2, at 6:00 pm in the Marshall County Fiscal Courtroom at 1101 Main Street in Benton. The purpose is to discuss the creation of a Marshall County History Museum. For more information, call (270) 527-4750.

Aurora is having a "Flea for All" at the Community Park on Friday & Saturday, October 3-4, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. For more info, call Bonnie Kincannon at (270) 354-8467, Margie Nanney at (270) 474-8604 or Audrey Boyan at (270) 906-5515.

Country Ham Breakfast at Maple Spring United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, October 4, from 6:30 am to 9:00 am. Net proceeds benefit United Methodist Men's Club. The church is located at 9643 U.S. Hwy 68 East. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

Calvert City VFW Post 5739's Ladies Auxiliary will be having a breakfast on Saturday, October 4, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am to raise donations for homeless veterans. The cost is $5 and everyone is invited.

Blessing of the Animals will be held at Broadway United Methodist Church, located at 701 Broadway in Paducah, on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. All donations are welcome. Pets must be on a leash. Pictures and micro-chipping will be available.

Aurora-Ross Fire Department's Auxiliary will have a Ham & Bean Dinner on Saturday, October 4, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the station on Hwy 402 in Fairdealing. Adults are $6, children 4-10 are $3. Carry outs are available. Additionally, they will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 24, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

There will be a fundraiser for the Gamble family, whose house burned over Labor Day weekend, on Saturday, October 4, at 6:00 pm at Lacey's Event Center on North Main Street in Benton. There will be a silent auction, singing from The Liberty Boys, hot dogs, drinks and more. Everyone is invited.

The City of Benton Fall Clean-Up Week is October 6-10. Residents may place there trash (minus hazardous chemicals, batteries and tires) at the end of their driveway and city officials will pick it up during that week. For more information, call (270) 527-8677.

Pisgah United Methodist Women will hold a charity basement sale at Pisgah United Methodist Church at 829 J.H. O'Bryan Avenue in Grand Rivers from 8:00 am to noon on Friday & Saturday, October 10-11. All proceeds will benefit Livingston County Helping Hands.

The Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross in Benton will have a Building Dedication on Friday, October 10, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The building is 200 E. 1st Street in Benton. Everyone is invited. You are encouraged to bring coffee, hot chocolate and non-perishable snacks for those in need. For more information, call (270) 205-2570.

The 31st Annual Kentucky Sheriff's Boys & Girls Ranch Charity Golf Scramble will be Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 am at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. Entry fee is $60 per person. To register, call (270) 527-3112 or (270) 362-8660.

Henry County Junior Livestock Association Annual Trail Ride & Lunch will be Saturday, October 11. Cost is $10 per person or $30 per vehicle. The first ride out is at 10:00 am with lunch at noon and the second ride at 1:30 pm. The ride takes place at Laurel Hill Cattle Company at 1200 Heather Lane in Puryear, Tenn. For more information, call (731) 571-5890 or (731) 782-3244.

Revival at Union Ridge Baptist Church will be October 12-15. Service times on Sunday are at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm, while Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Bro. Jordan Roach of Sugar Creek Baptist Church. The church is located off of U.S. Hwy 68 in Aurora on Union Ridge Church Road. For more information, call Joan at (270) 293-9502. Everyone is invited.

The Marshall County Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn session on Wednesday, October 15, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Benton Branch at 1003 Poplar Street. This session will focus on preparing for severe weather. Lunch will be provided and the event is free. To RSVP, call (270) 527-9969.

Sharpe Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council Meeting on Thursday, October 16, at 3:45 pm at the school. For more info, call (270) 898-2852.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra's 13th Annual Fred Paxton Fund Run "Run for the Dough for Charities" will be Saturday, October 18, in Downtown Paducah at the Dolly McNutt Plaza.

West Kentucky Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech will be Saturday, October 18, at Mike Miller Park on U.S. 68 in Draffenville. All proceeds benefit research of the disease. The registration begins at 8:00 am with the walk starting at 9:00 am. For more information, e-mail tracyd@dcelectricinc.com or log-on to http://secure.apraxia-kids.org/westkentuckywalk.

Miss Generations Pageant & Silent Auction at Trace Creek Baptist Church Family Life Center in Mayfield will take place on Saturday, October 18, at 2:00 pm. Girls ages zero to 20 may enter. Download application by logging-on to http://www.generations.org or http://www.facebook.com/GenerationsofMayfield. Mail applications to Generations, P.O. Box 933, Mayfield, KY 42066. For more info, call (270) 247-1311 or e-mail mplatt.generationsofky@gmail.com.

The 2nd Annual Halloween Festival at New Beginnings Animal Shelter, located at 489 Baker Hill Road in Princeton, will be Thursday, October 23, from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Free games and prizes for the kids. There will also be a chili cook-off for a $5 entry fee and a $2 entry fee for the "Dead or Alive" contest. For more information, call (270) 365-1000 or e-mail newbeginningsanimalshelter@yahoo.com.

CASA by the Lakes will host the annual Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge on Saturday, October 25, at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. The theme for this year is Cowboys V. Robots. Registration begins at 10:00 am at the Beach Parking Lot. The fee is $10 and $5 for children under 10. The run begins at 10:30 am with the chili challenge at noon. A $5 donation is requested for each bowl. Team entry fee's are $25. For more information, or to register, call (270) 761-0164 or e-mail casapr@murray-ky.net.

Lourdes "Krispy Kreme Challenge - Run, Eat, Run" will be Saturday, November 1, at 9:00 am at Mike Miller Park on U.S. 68 in Draffenville. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Only $25 per person, $20 for 18 and under. Free t-shirt with each registration. Proceeds benefit the Marshall County Cheerleaders and Gunner's Magic Train Foundation. For more info, call (270) 519-5811 or log-on to www.krispykreme5k.eventbrite.com.

Marcella's Kitchen "Thanks 4 Giving - Glaze-A-Thon" will be Friday, November 7, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 242 Griggstown Road in Draffenville. A $10 donation is requested to paint a bowl for the 2015 Empty Bowl Project. Free chili supper with your purchase.