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Mrs. Carol Brandon O'Brien, 59, of Murray
Services: Graveside at the Murray Memorial Gardens at 1:00 pm, Monday.

Mr. Don Ray Newberry, 77, of Murray
Services: J.H. Churchill Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm, Monday; Burial to follow in the Murray City Cemetery.
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"Plan to Be Tobacco Free" educational program will be Monday, September 15, at 11:00 am at the Murray-Calloway County Center for Health & Wellness on the corner of Poplar and 8th Streets in Murray. The event is free, but you can pre-register by calling (270) 442-1310.

American Red Cross Benton Community Blood Drive on Monday, September 15, from noon to 6:00 pm, at the Woodmen of the World building on Poplar Street in Benton in the Main Room. To schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or log-on to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Benton.

Marshall County C.E.R.T, presented by the Marshall County Emergency Management, will be Monday, September 15, at 6:00 pm at the Joe Creason Community Building on Main Street in Benton (on the hill at H.H. Lovett Park). It's free to attend and all are invited. For more info, call (270) 527-4739.

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, September 16, 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, September 16, 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 Needline Golf Scramble at the Murray Country Club will be September 19. For more information, or for a entry form, call Kevin Holcomb at (270) 762-0068, the Pro Shop at (270) 753-9430 or e-mail bookofmurraycc@murray-ky.net.

The National Weather Service will hold an Open House on Saturday, September 20, at the office at 8250 Hinkleville Road in Paducah from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more info, log-on to http://ow.ly/A58FY or call Rick Shanklin at (270) 744-6440 ext. 726. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Calvert City VFW Post 5739 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual ceremony in remembrance of POW/MIA on Saturday, September 20, at 10:00 am at the Veterans Honor Plaza at Mike Miller Park on U.S. 68 East in Draffenville. Everyone is invited and the event is free.

Kentucky State Police Post 1 will host the 2014 "Scott Lathram Memorial & Trooper Island" Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 25, at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz. Shotgun start at 10:00 am. The entry fee is $60 per person and the tournament will be a four-person team scramble. Make checks payable to "Trooper Island Golf Tournament." For more info, call (270) 856-3721 or e-mail dennis.thomas@ky.gov or heather.carr@ky.gov.

West Kentucky Community & Technical College will be hosting seminars for area business owners at the Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, on Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah. Classes are $35 each. On September 25, Videography, Photography and Graphic Design. To register, call (270) 534-3325 or log-on to http://ws.kctcs.edu/westkentucky/course/course.aspx?C=579&pc=5&mc-&sc=.

LBL will host 12-Hours of the Canal Loop Endurance Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive. For more information, call (270) 924-2000 or log-on to http://www.endurance-plus.net/12-hours-of-the-canal-loop.html.

LBL will host a volunteer trail maintenance day to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 am to noon. To sign-up, call (270) 924-2007 or e-mail volunteer@friendsoflbl.org.

Murray State Athletics - Track & Field/Cross Country will host the inaugural Racer 5K Run on Saturday, September 27, at 8:00 am in front of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center on campus. The race will finish inside Roy Stewart Stadium. Register on-line at www.goracers.com. The entry fee is $25, while students get a $5 discount. For more info, call (270) 809-5435.

Central Elementary School at 115 Jim Goheen Drive in Draffenville will have a Site-Based Decision Making Council on Monday, September 29, at 4:00 pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.