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the morning cram [there’s what’s right and there’s what’s right and never the twain shall meet edition]

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It seems nobody told Mitt flip-fops in winter are faux pas.

NPR reports Romney’s position on abortion has been hard to pin down over the years, however the candidate’s supporters say only his emphasis changed.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Fiscal Court chooses not to fund an investigation into Community Center embezzlement.    McCracken County stops funding for the Humane Society.  Synthetic Marijuana is now illegal in McCracken County.  It’s getting chilly- be careful out there!The governor says forget cutting down a Christmas tree, just use the one in the yard.

Illinois~ Tax breaks are making their way through the legislature.

Datebook: November 8 – “Led Zeppelin IV” Released 40 Years Ago

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The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. Upon its release, Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. It may be most notable for featuring the famous song, “Stairway To Heaven.” The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It has shipped over 23 million units in the United States alone, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US. In 2003, the album was ranked 66th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

It’s Tuesday, November 8

The Humane Society Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is Saturday from 9 to 2 at the Calloway County Library on Main Street. Bring donations Thursday from 10 to 5. Bring home baked goods and preserves, crafts, and new gift items. Note the donation day change since the Library is closed Friday for Veteran’s Day.

UT Martin’s Piano Ensemble performs a concert tonight at 7:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Hannings Lane. Faculty pianists, Delana Easley, Elaine Harriss, Scott Roberts, and Johnathan Vest perform – “The Stars and Stripes Forever” together. UTM students present works by Wilberg, Carl Maria Von Weber, and Poulenc during the 50 minute program.

Murray State University’s Department of Art and Design annual Art Auction starts with a preview at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18th. The auction of Work by faculty, area artists, alumni and students begins at 7:30 in Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts. Proceeds fund scholarships and the visiting artist program.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

November 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

Datebook: September 26 – Nolan Ryan sets MLB record for no-hitters 30 years ago

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Nolan Ryan, then playing for the Houston Astros, threw his fifth no-hitter, breaking Sandy Koufax’s record on September 26, 1981. Ryan still holds the record for the most career no-hitters, with a total of seven (Koufax is second with four). His sixth and seventh no-hitters came with the Texas Rangers on June 1, 1990 and May 1, 1991. When he tossed number seven at age 44, he was also the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter. A no-hitter is defined by Major League Baseball as follows: “An official no-hit game occurs when a pitcher (or pitchers) allows no hits during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings.”

It is Monday, September 26

Paducah’s West Kentucky Community and Technical College Scholarship Auction is tomorrow night at the McCracken County Convention Center’s River Ball Room. Tickets are $40 for the evening starting at 6 and including food and entertainment. Auction items include wine tastings, a stay in a French villa, and a dinner for 10 under the stars at a Marshall County farm.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s 2nd annual Barktobertfest Yard Sale is Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. Everything’s at the facility at 6301 US Highway 68 east, Benton. Pet games and contests, dog washes from 9 to 1, and a bake sale are among the attractions.

This week Maiden Alley Cinema has A Glimpse of the River’s Edge Film Festival which is November 3 through the 6th. MAC’s free event Thursday begins at 6 p.m. with light refreshments followed by short film samples and the announcement of this year’s Juror. MAC is in the alley between Second and Water streets near the Riverfront in Paducah.

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Datebook: September 15 – John Bull becomes oldest operable steam locomotive 30 years ago

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On September 15, 1981, the John Bull became the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C. John Bull is a British-built railroad steam locomotive that operated for the first time on September 15, 1831 and operated heavily in the United States between 1833 and 1866. Smithsonian had purchased the locomotive in 1884 and was the museum’s first major industrial exhibit. It is still on display today in the National Museum of American History.

It’s Thursday, September 15

Mayfield’s Gourd Patch Arts Festival celebrates the national art exhibition All about Gourds at the Ice House Gallery and includes a gourd-mobile racecar derby. Festival activities center between Regions Bank on North 7th and the Gallery at North and North 8th from 9 to 4:30 Saturday. Vendors, crafters, and a farmer’s market are part of the day.

There’s a Run for Recovery 5KRun and Walk Saturday at Murray State’s Arboretum. VStar, or Voices for Substance Abuse Recovery opens registration at 8:30, with the run at 9. $25 registration includes a tee. The Arboretum’s at the Pullen Farm, 300 Hickory Drive off West Main.

There’s a Doggie Day Spa and Pet ID Clinic Saturday from 9 to 2 at Carmen Pavilion on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High School. Dog baths are $7. Bath, ear cleaning and nail trim together go for $10. The Humane Society microchips for $10 and has a free lost pet photo registry.

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Datebook: June 30 – Harding appoints Taft Chief Justice 90 years ago

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On June 30, 1921, U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. Taft served in this capacity until shortly before his death in 1930. He is the only former president to administer the oath of office to another President and the only Chief Justice to serve with associate justices whom he had appointed to the court.

It’s Thursday, June 30

Highlands Latin Cottage School hosts an open house at Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah from 6 to 8 tonight. This fall Highlands Latin, Paducah will offer one-day a week classes in Latin and Classical Studies for homeschoolers of all ages as well a one-day k-2 primary program in phonics, reading, penmanship and math.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover offers a junior ranger program Saturday. It’s free, starts at 2 p.m. and involves scouts and families learning about park animals, Civil War history, and hiking park trails with park volunteers and staff. Call Park Ranger Susan Hawkins at 931-232-5706 for more.

The Humane Society of Calloway County’s Bark in the Park is Saturday from 11 to 2 in Murray Central Park’s Courthouse Pavilion off Arcadia Drive. There’s a silent auction, newly designed tees, grooming, microchipping, lunch, and events like bobbing for hotdogs, pet photo contest and more. Bring adult dogs on leashes. Very young puppies shouldn’t be subjected to the heat.

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Datebook: June 2 – Martha Washington turns 280

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America’s first First Lady, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born on June 2, 1731 (and died May 22, 1802). She was never referred to as “first lady” because the term was coined after hear death. Instead, she was known as “Lady Washington.” Often depicted as a frumpy elderly woman, new research into her life has evidenced quite the contrary. Martha was a spiffy dresser, assertive and a woman of independent means (with sole control over her wealth from a previous marriage and of her childrens’ inheritance). She is also described as “loving her husband madly.” She joined George on the battlefield each year to care for and provide morale for the troops. Happy birthday Martha!

It’s Thursday, June 2

The Humane Society of Calloway County benefits from a Dash for the Dogs and Cats Saturday at Calloway County High’s stadium at 2108 College Farm Road. There are 40 and 15 mile bike routes starting at 7:30 a.m., a 5 k run at 9 and a 1 mile dog walk at 9:30. Per event entry fee is $20.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College holds auditions for its mid-July production of the musical Hairspray this weekend. Saturday auditions are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday audition hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Speak with Brad Downall or Lynn Curtis about audition requirements at 270-824-8650.

LBL’s Pisgah Bay hosts Kentucky Drag Boat Association races this weekend. Time trials are Saturday and final races are Sunday, 10 to 5 both days. There’s a $5 fee per person, free for Children under 12. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets to Birmingham Ferry to view racers achieving over 150 miles per hour.

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Datebook: April 29 – Arbor Day

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Today is National Arbor Day, celebrated on the last Friday of April. On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted. Plant a tree, color your world! Read more about The Arbor Day Foundation.

Here’s Datebook for Friday, April 29.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s annual Walmart Adoption Day is 10 to 2 tomorrow. Microchipping and engraved pet ID tags available as well.

Tomorrow’s the deadline to register for Columbus-Belmont State Park’s Summer Writing Workshop 1 to 9 p.m.May 21 for third graders through adult writers.

Main Street Golconda’s Quilt Show and Luncheon opens tomorrow at 10 at the Golden Circle Senior Citizen’s Center. Lunch is at Noon. Tickets are $12.

Tonight at 6 a reception opens the Biannual Juried show at the Janice Mason Art Museum, Main Street Cadiz.

Paducah’s Lowertown Home and Gallery Tour is 6 to 9 tonight and 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $10 at the Texaco Station at North 7th and Madison.

LBL’s Quilt Show is 10 to 4 today and tomorrow, 11 to 4 Sunday at the Homeplace, featuring heirloom quilts.

Marion-Crittenden County’s Backroads Festival features its Amish Community, free ferry rides, quilt shows, and craft booths today and tomorrow.

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Datebook: April 8 – International Day of the Roma

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More about the International Day of the Roma.

It’s Friday, April 8.

Starting Monday the Humane Society of Marshall County accepts yard sale items for its Spring Sale on May 14.  All items except TVs, other electronic equipment and exercise equipment may be dropped off at the facility at 6301 US Highway 68East.

First Presbyterian Church of Murray hosts guest trombonist, flautist and arranger Dr. Sim Flora in a concert of hymns, jazz and spirituals Sunday at 4 p.m.  Members of the Todd Hill Quartet and the “Slide Advantage” trombone ensemble from Murray State accompany Dr. Flora on the concert.  Donations are welcome for the organ fund.  The church is at 1601 Main Street.

The Humane Society of Calloway County and Murray State’s Animal Health Technology program present a three session obedience and socialization opportunity for puppies 6 to 16 weeks of age.    It starts Monday at 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Carmen Pavilion on College Farm Road.  Required pre-registration may be done online at  There’s a $25 donation.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

Datebook: March 25 – Waffle Day in Sweden

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Murray State’s Animal Health Technology Day is tomorrow at Carman Pavilion on College Farm Road across from Calloway County High.  From 8 to 4 dogs and cats are welcome for baths, various basic diagnostic tests, nail cuts and ear cleaning.  The Humane Society of Calloway County provides a pet ID clinic.

Kentucky Dam Village’s 38th Annual Buffalo Dinner and Native American Heritage Day is noon til 8 tomorrow.  Enjoy a $19.95 buffet featuring carved steamship of buffalo, buffalo brisket with Cajun demi glace, smoked buffalo with chipotle BBQ sauce and more.  Demonstrations of the Cherokee culture are presented 1 to 5 p.m.

A “Sucker Punch” Ride benefits MSU’s cycling team tomorrow. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at GearUp Cycles on the corner of 15th and Main for 50 and 100 kilometer rides.  Riders get a police escort from 15th and Main to Doran and Wiswell Roads and then are on their own through the southern part of Calloway, including Hazel.

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Datebook, November 3, 2010

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It’s Wednesday, November 3.

The Tennessee River Fine Arts League’s Quarterly juried art show is Friday at Lee Academy for the Arts fro 6 to 8 p.m.  Lee Academy is on Lee Street, 3 blocks from the W.G. Rhea Public Library in Paris.  Earlier Friday, First Presbyterian Church in Paris hosts its French Bazaar with food and craft items, open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Murray State’s Animal Health Technology Pre-Vet Club’s Doggie Day Spa is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carman Pavilion off College Farm Road.  Dog and Cat ears, nail, and bath is $12.  The Humane Society is microchipping for $10.

The inaugural performances of the White Cliffs Playhouse, a little theatre, are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rose Ella Village in Dover.  Admission is $5 to enjoy Chekhov’s comedy, “The Marriage Proposal,” and Glaspell’s drama “Trifles.”  Dessert and drink adds $5. Dee Reynolds directs.

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