Land Between the Rivers homecoming set
The 48th Annual Homecoming for former residents of Land Between the Rivers in Trigg County will take place at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the LBL Fenton Airport Pavilion. A potluck picnic will be spread at noon.
Please bring food, drinks, and chairs. All interested individuals are asked to help spread the word to make this a success. Each resident in attendance is asked to bring a cherished family heirloom to share with friends and family.
For more information, contact Joann Harvey at 274 Allen Circle, Cadiz KY 42211, or (270) 522-3956 or Faye Oakley at 698 Tuggle Road, Cadiz KY 42211 or (270) 271-2200.
Trauma training to be offered
Trauma Informed Care Training will be conducted free by Elizabeth M. Mays, M.S.Ed., a Kentucky strengthening families coordinator with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Department for Public Health. This training will provide information on adverse childhood experiences (ACE Study), kinds of trauma and building protective factors.
The training is slated for 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22, with registration at 3:30 p.m., in the community room of the Christian County Sheriff's Department, 701 W. 7th St.
Space is limited so individuals should reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 16.
A light meal will be served.
Madisonville 5K honors 9/11 victims
The Travis Manion Foundation is hosting the Madisonville 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race and 1 mile Fun Run, which unites the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, as well a honoring veterans, the military and first responders who serve the country and local communities.
The upcoming race is slated for 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at 37 E. Center St. in Madisonville.
Now in its 12th year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will take place in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world. Registration is now open for participants to run, walk or ruck, and the race series is expected to draw more 60,000 participants worldwide. TMF has released a video to inspire attendees of all ages to participate, which can be seen at youtube.com/watch?v=tBu5LRkrqwY.
Guests of honor at the Madisonville event include World War II veterans Donald Cobb and Dale Faughn. Cobb was stationed on the Navy destroyer USS Murphy at Omaha Beach during D-Day and on June 6, 2019, was presented with the Legion of Honor Medal by the Consul General Macron Lacroix of France. Faughn served as a U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper during the battle of Iwo Jima. In 1986, he was named poet laureate of Kentucky, with his most known poem being "I Met the Flag at Iwo Jima." Faughn retired at the age of 85 after 61 years of teaching. He also holds a Guinness Book of World Records record as being the oldest active blood donor for 43 years and donating more than 33 gallons of blood to date.
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by an enemy sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly pulled his wounded teammates to safety. Before his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue One in New York City, which lost almost all of its men on 9/11, and he returned home with a deeper passion about why he was fighting in Iraq.
"During this time of unprecedented division in our country, I am inspired to see so many communities across the country and around the world put their differences aside to unite in honor of all those touched by the events of Sept. 11th, 2001," said Ryan Manion, president of Travis Manion Foundation. "We challenge all Americans to join us this September, to ensure our future generations never forget the sacrifices of our veterans, active-duty military, first responders and civilians who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 and in the wars since."
A national sponsor of the Travis Manion Foundation's 9/11 Heroes Run is Comcast/NBCUniversal, with additional support from GORUCK.
For more information or to register, visit 911heroesrun.org/madisonville.