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Datebook: November 17 – NRA Established 140 Years Ago

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The National Rifle Association of America is an American non-profit civil rights organization which advocates for the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States. Established on November 17, 1871, it calls itself the oldest continuously operating civil rights organization in the United States. According to its website, the NRA has 4.3 million members.

It’s Thursday, November 17

Travel Memoir Author J. Maarten Troost highlights International Education Week at Murray State with a presentation at 6 tonight in Wrather Auditorium Troost’s memoirs include Lost on Planet China, Getting Stoned with Savages, and The Sex Lives of Cannibals. A reception follows in Pogue Library.

The Quilt Lovers of Murray’s 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar Bake Sale and Bed Turning is Saturday from 9:30 to 1 in the Community Room of the Calloway County Public Library at 710 Main Street in Murray. Quilt wall hangings and quilts for sale. At 11 a narrator tells the story of each of 20 quilts layered on a bed as each is lifted for viewing.

The Renaissance Center in Dickson Tennessee’s Gaslight Dinner Theatre presents Mitch Albom’s “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” through December 17th with Tuesday and Thursday matinees at noon, Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30. Call 888-700-2300 for reservations for buffet dinner, dessert and live theatre. No shows next week due to Thanksgiving.

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the morning cram [Follow for Now edition]

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There may be another choice in the presidential race…

NPR reports the field may be ripe for a third party candidate. Something new anyone?

Kentucky~ Paducah will be home to a new steel factory. A McCracken County School mechanic is on trial for getting rich off bus parts. People living near the Dorena-Hickman ferry are in need of those amphibious cars. Beshear picks his committee for his super-sweet second inaugural party.