Free tax assistance available

Murray State University’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program partners with United Way to encourage citizens to seek help with their tax preparation. This free tax assistance begins Friday, Feb. 11, and is available every Friday (except MSU Spring Break) through April 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Call the MSU Accounting Department at 27-809-4193 or United Way at 270-753-0317 for more details and parking assistance.

CC Board of Health will meet

The Calloway County Board of Health will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Calloway County Health Department. The agenda will include approval of prior board minutes, approval of board nominations, director’s report, updates and other items. All meetings are open to the public.

Sew-A-Thon needs volunteers

The 2019 Sew-A-Thon needs volunteers to sew simple dresses which will be distributed on mission trips to Appalachia and Central America. Instructions and some embellishments are available. Garmets may be picked up at the Murray United Methodist Church Office at 503 Maple St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

AARP Driving class to be held

An AARP Driving Safety class will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, call the center at 270-753-0929.

Memorial spaghetti dinner Feb. 15

Boy Scout Troop 45 will hold its first Kim Hopkins Memorial Spaghetti Dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the First United Methodist Church Gymnasium. The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and a drink and ice cream from The Murray Bank Ice Cream Machine. All proceeds will be used to support Troop 45 in honor of the late Kim Hopkins, troop treasurer and adult leader. A trivia game will follow the meal, jeopardy-style, where participants can test if they are “Smarter Than A Boy Scout,” with prizes for the winning table. Reservations will be on sale for $10 per person from any troop member, or the suggested donation can be made at the door.

MWC Home Dept. meets Thursday

The Home Department of the Murray Woman’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the clubhouse. The program is “Soup Is On/Valentine Party.” All members are hostesses.

Ladies Auxiliary VFW to meet

Ladies VFW Post 6291 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the National Guard Armory. An informal meeting with the VFW Post 6291 will be at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Loretta Barrow at 270-489-2436.

MWC to host first 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 lscott187@gmail.com. Proceeds from this event will spotlight the Calloway County Girl Scout Cabin and maintenance to the historical Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse.

Al-Anon Support Group meets Thursday

An Al-Anon Support Group meets at 6 p.m. each Thursday, at the Southside Shopping Center, Suite J. For more information, call Barb at 270-978-1954.

VFW Post 6291 to meet Thursday

VFW Post 6291 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday,  Feb. 14, at the National Guard Armory. For more information, call Flenoy Barrow at 270-978-1052.

Russell Chapel to host Valentine Dinner

Russell Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Valentine Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. This event is open to the public. The church is at 229 Rowlett Trail. For more information, call 270-293-2517 or 270-970-8412.

Cemetery seeks donations

The Blood River Cemetery is in need of donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Marion Hale, 606 Short Road, Almo, KY 42020.

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