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Datebook: October 14 – Mubarak Elected Egypt’s President 30 Years Ago

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Hosni Mubarak was elected Egypt’s fourth president on October 14, 1981, shortly after the assassination of President Anwar Al Sadat. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force, serving as its commander from 1972 to 1975 and rising to the rank of air chief marshal. Mubarak was appointed Vice President of Egypt in 1975. In 2011, Mubarak was ousted after 18 days of demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution when, on February 11th, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

It’s Friday, October 14th and MSU Homecoming Weekend

The Humane Society of Marshall County holds a Dinner and Auction tomorrow at the Calvert City United Methodist Church. The silent auction starts at 4 and goes live at 6. The take out dinner starts at 4, the sit-down at 5:30. Dinner is $8 for barbeque pork and sandwich plates including desert and drinks. The church is at 540 Oak Park Boulevard.

The Midtown Alliance of Neighbors needs helping hands and skilled roofers, carpenters, a plumber and window glazers for a Repair Affair tomorrow. Registration is at 7:15 at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. Breakfast and lunch provided. Call 270-442-8947 to let them know you’re going to help.

There’s an open house at the Marshall County Exceptional Center Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s at 198 Old Symsonia Road in Benton. Lakes Area Gospel Singers and the Liberty Boys perform during the afternoon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome! The Center provides services for 25 developmentally/intellectually disabled adults.

Enjoy the weekend! See for details.

Datebook: May 11 – Chang and Eng turn 200

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Chang and Eng Bunker were born May 11, 1811 – 200 years ago. Arguably the most famous conjoined twin brothers, their condition and birthplace became the basis for the term “Siamese twins.” They were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage. Their livers were fused but independently complete. Although 19th century medicine did not have the means to do so, modern surgical techniques would have easily allowed them to be separated. Read more about these fascinating twins.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 11

There’s a Buzzard Brothers Smoke on the Water Flood Relief Fundraiser Saturday from 11 to 3 at Max’s Brick Oven Courtyard, 112 South Second in Paducah. Enjoy BBQ lunch or pre-order pickup – with music by Lew Jetton, Nathan Blake Lynn and the Solid Rock’it Boosters. Pre-order chicken and pork three ways at Kirchoff’s before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Murray State’s 88th May Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the CFSB Center. Degree candidates line up at lower level Gate A at 9 a.m. There’s a drop off zone for those needing special assistance in the lot off Gilbert Graves Drive. See for details.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s spring yard sale is Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at the facility at 6301 Highway 68 East in Benton. Get Pet and family photos from 10 to 2. Bake sale and grilled hot dogs available. Contest winners are being announced at 2.

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Datebook – October 8, 2010

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It’s Friday, October 8.

Murray State University’s Libraries sell books from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Homecoming’s Tent City.  Browse old Yearbooks $5; hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents, magazines for 10 cents, albums and cds $3 and videos $2.  Tent City is at Stewart Stadium.

The 34th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival is on in Cadiz.  The Alonzo Pennington Band performs from 3 to 5 today followed by a Hog Calling Contest, then music and fireworks.  Cooking Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham and Biscuit starts at 8:30 tomorrow and will be ready to eat at 11:30.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s Barktoberfest is tomorrow at its facilty at 6301 Highway 68 East, Benton.  The yard sale starts at 7:30.  Other activities from 9 to 3 include pet and family pictures, and contests.

LBL’s Wolf Week starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with Howl Your Head Off at the Nature Station and continues through Saturday, October 16 with activities daily. Learn about the red wolf’s comeback from the brink of extinction.

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Datebook – September 29, 2010

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It’s Wednesday, September 29.

Saturday  a 5K Race at Kenlake State Resort Park benefits the therapeutic riding center, Horses, Inc. $20 registration opens at 7 with the race starting at 9.  Meet behind the Kenlake Tennis Center. See more at

The Westside Jail and Prison Ministry presents Facing the Dragon by David Parnell, one man’s battle against methamphetamine Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church, 207 Robertson Road, South, Murray.

The Humane Society of Marshall County is accepting donated items for their fall yard sale coming up October 9.  Take all items except for TVs, computers and other electronic equipment to the facility at 6301 US Highway 68 East of Benton 10 to 4 Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Saturday the Yeiser Art Center on Markethouse Square in Paducah hosts an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for its next Artist of the Month exhibit.  See the paintings of Carol Jones of Elizabethtown, including an image of the ice storm.

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