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Quilt Lovers meet Thursday

The Quilt Lovers of Murray will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. Visitors are welcome.

Russell Chapel to open food pantry

Russell Chapel United Methodist Church Food Pantry and Clothes Closet will be open from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and is open to the public. The church is at 229 Rowlett Trail.

Parade accepting applications

The annual Freedom Fest Parade, hosted by FNB Bank, is accepting application. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10th Street and continuing down Main Street to the Briggs & Stratton Parking Lot. Lineup begins at 8 a.m. Those wishing to participate may apply online at Participation is free and the deadline is Friday, June 28, with no applications accepted late. For questions, call the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau at 270-759-2199.

Run/walk to be at Kenlake Resort

The Humane Society of Marshall County is having its first 4 Miles 4 Paws Benefit Run/Walk at Kenlake State Resort Park Saturday, June 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9 a.m. The fee is $20. The first 100 who register will receive a medal and T-shirt. Preregistration is encouraged and can be completed at the Humane Society of Marshall County. For more information, call 270-354-8738.

Main Street Mile accepting registration

The Main Street Mile, sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, will be at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Sparks Hall. Registration forms are available at the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau or at The cost is $15. For more information, contact Clay Riley at 270-767-3800 or 270-625-0886.

Vendor opportunity for Marketplace

The first Murray Woman’s Club Marketplace will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Murray. This is a market for vendors selling fine arts, crafts, food, and will also include retail merchants. The market will be located around the court square and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once fees have been paid. For more information on vendor space and cost, call Linda Scott at 270-753-7944 or email Proceeds from this event will spotlight the Calloway County Girl Scout Cabin and maintenance to the historical Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse.

The Murray Middle School Band is preparing for its annual Fourth of July Used Book Sale on the front lawn of Murray Middle School. The funds raised through this annual sale will go toward transportation and special instruction for the upcoming school year. Donations of gently used books, games, puzzles and toys may be left at the front office of the school until the end of June.

West KY NOW to host Safe Zone training

West KY NOW is hosting Safe Zone training at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Convention and Tourism Bureau at 206 S. Fourth St. This free training is designed to reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and is open to anyone interested. For more information on West KY NOW, contact Debbie Danielson at

Need Line updates items needed

Need Line has issued an updated request for items needed. They include mustard, potatoes, tea bags, bread, saltine crackers, pancake mix, pancake syrup, catsup, onions, Kool Aid, buns, peanut butter, pickle relish, pork and beans, sugar, Jiffy Mix, eggs, margarine, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, ground beef, hot dogs and chicken. Personal hygiene items are extremely low and needed are toilet paper, dish liquid, laundry detergent, soap, plastic storage bags (1- and 2-gallon sizes), and hotel or travel-size shampoo, lotions and soap. Large brown bags are also requested. Need Line is at 509 N. Eighth St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Need Line is a United Way agency. For more information, call 270-753-6333.

CCPL to present summer concert

The Calloway County Public Library will host a special summer concert featured The Todd Hill Quintet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. The concert is presented free of charge and the public is invited to attend. Concert seating will begin at 6 p.m.

FBC to host pool fellowship

First Baptist Church will host a Sundae Pool Fellowship from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Murray-Calloway County City Pool.

The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) and Murray Family Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Educational Services Building of Murray-Calloway County Hospital, on the corner of Eighth and Elm streets. This group is for family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. At each meeting, a sharing and support time lets attendees be heard in a safe, confidential and welcoming environment. For more information, call 270-748-6133.

Youth center seeks snacks

Main Street Youth Center is in need of individually wrapped after school snacks. The center feeds 30-50 youth each day after school. Donations may be dropped off at the youth center from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 513 South Fourth St. For more information, call the center at 270-753-8336.

Donations needed for cemetery upkeep

The New Concord Cemetery is in need of tax-deductible donations to help with the upkeep of the cemetery. Mail donations to Mac Coleman, 296 Buchanan Lane, New Concord, KY 42076.

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