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Hon. Kenneth Michael "Mike" Miller, Judge-Executive, 70, of Benton; Services: Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center at Marshall County High School on Friday at 1:00 pm; Burial, with Military Honors to follow in the Pace Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the KSPAC.

Mr. William Gardner, 77, of Kirksey
Services: Imes-Miller Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm, Friday; Burial to follow in the Stewart Cemetery.

Mr. Junior Garrison, 80, of Farmington
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday.

Mrs. Marion Grace Brown, 74, of Dexter
Services: Imes-Miller Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 am, Saturday; Burial to follow in the Dexter Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Jesse L. West, 80, of Hardin
Services: Graveside at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville at 1:30 pm, Monday, December 22.

Mr. William Gardner, 77, of Kirksey
Services: Incomplete at the Imes-Miller Funeral Home of Murray.

Mr. Jerry Chrisman, 75, of Mayfield
Services: Incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home of Murray.

Mrs. Mary Wall, 96, of Murray
Services: Incomplete at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home of Murray.

Mrs. Helen Noles, 90, of Calvert City
Services: Incomplete at the Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home of Benton.

Mr. Buford Lloyd Coursey, 96, of Benton
Services: Incomplete at the Collier Funeral Home of Benton.
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The Longest Night Service will be Friday, December 19, at 7:00 pm at the First Christian Church at 2515 South Main Street in Benton. The evening will be full of prayers, scripture and music. Everyone is invited.

Palma United Methodist Church will have a Country Ham & Sausage Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, December 20, from 6:30 am to 9:00 am. Meals are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The church is located on U.S. Hwy 68, two miles west of Draffenville. Carry outs are available by calling (270) 527-5894.

The Aurora-Ross Fire Department Auxiliary will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the their department on U.S. Hwy 68 East near Fairdealing on Monday, December 22, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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 23, 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 23, 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 Tech Guy Zach will be at the Marshall County Library at 1003 Poplar Street in Benton on Tuesday, December 23, from 10:00 am to noon to lead a teaching seminar on how to use a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro properly. You must bring your own computer with you. RSVP by calling (270) 527-9969.

The Annual Christmas Day Dinner, which is free to anyone in the community, returns the First Baptist Church on the corner of 10th and Main Streets in Benton for the 7th consecutive year from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. The meal serves over 400 each year. If you are homebound and live within a five mile radius of the church, you can call (270) 527-7575 by December 20 to have a meal delivered. The meal will feature turkey and dressing, potatoes and gravy, all the traditional fixings, homemade salads and desserts.

The Aurora-Ross Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, January 3, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the department on U.S. 68 East near Fairdealing. All-you-can-eat for $6, ages 12 and over, and $3, ages 12 and under. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (270) 906-5515.

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, 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.

Jonathan Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council Meeting on Thursday, January 8, at 3:20 pm at the school on 9207 U.S. Hwy 68 East near Fairdealing. For more information, call (270) 354-6462.

Sharpe Elementary School will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council meeting on Thursday, January 15, 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.

This January and February, van tours and river cruises will take visitors to several bald eagle viewing hot spots around Land Between the Lakes. In addition to bald eagles, visitors will likely see native wildlife such as ducks, turkeys, deer, and herons. Land Between The Lakes partners with Kenlake State Resort Park to host a weekend of brunch and lunch river cruises January 17-19, on a 96-foot luxury yacht. Reservations and full deposits are required for all trips. The popularity of eagle excursions calls for early reservations. A full listing of eagle viewing activities can be found at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call (270) 924-2020 to reserve your tour.

Benton Woman's Club presents "Puttin' on the Mitz" on Saturday, January 24, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Kentucky Dam Convention Center on U.S. 641 in Gilbertsville. Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Enjoy an evening of dancing, food and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Marshall County Exceptional Center. For more information, or tickets, call (270) 703-0801.

Marshall County High School will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on February 3. It will be hosted in the Auxillary Gym from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Donors can contact Laura Frestoe, the Donor Recruitment Rep, at (270) 748-5360.