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Datebook: July 6 – Nancy Reagan turns 90

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Nancy Davis Reagan was born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921. She is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamour to the White House following years of lax formality. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as first lady. She has remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research. Happy birthday Nancy!

It’s Wednesday, July 6

Murray Calloway County Hospital hosts its annual free sports physicals to local middle and high school athletes this Saturday and next from 8 a.m. to Noon. Students must be in 7th grade or above, enrolled in Murray Independent or Calloway County school districts or Eastwood Christian Academy. Physicals are in the Endoscopy Department at the west entrance of the hospital.

Next Tuesday the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents “Blow Your Horn” featuring its brass ensemble in the Family Summer Concert Series at the Markethouse Theatre. The lively and casual performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults/$8 students – at the door or in advance at the Symphony’s Office, 201 Broadway.

There’s a Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and United Way Golf Tournament Friday, August 5th at Miller Golf Course, east of Murray on Highway 280. It’s $250 per team for the 4 person scramble. Call the Chamber for an entry form. 270-753-5171.

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the morning cram [massive dust storm edition]

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A massive 50-mile wide dust storm enveloped Phoenix yesterday evening.

NPR reports a giant dust storm rolled into Phoenix yesterday evening reducing visibility to zero, and shutting down the city.

Kentucky~ A missing Marshall County woman has been found. Some students might have to get more vaccines. Farmers in counties bordering Illinois could get assistance due to storms. The Farmworker Agency garnered a $1.2 million grant.

Tennessee~ Two Nashville men who killed a Fort Campbell soldier have been sentenced. A father and son are stable after a serious boating accident. A man involved with one Clarksville pharmacy robbery has been arrested.