Datebook: January 9 - Star of the West Fired Upon 152 Years Ago

Jan 9, 2013

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The Star of the West was a Union merchant ship, fired upon as it delivered supplies to Fort Sumter in South Carolina. While the incident didn't technically start the Civil War, it was the first time shots were exchanged between the North and South, resulting in strong talk and the inevitable attack.

It’s Wednesday, January 9

Staff from the Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station present the story of the bald eagle’s recovery in our area, plus tips on how to spot eagles in the wild, at tomorrow night’s Evening Upstairs at the McCracken County Public Library.  The free program starts at 7 in the Second Floor Meeting Room. 

The Graves County High School baseball team hosts a chili supper in the school cafeteria Friday, beginning at 5.  Tickets are $4 each and are available from anyone associated with the Graves County baseball team as well as at the door.

Friday’s the deadline to register for a 13-week training program in preparation for the Murray Half Marathon.  The program is designed to help runners of any skill level train to run or walk the half marathon, the half marathon relay, or the 5K race.  Participants meet Saturdays at 10AM, beginning this week.  See details at the Murray Half Marathon Facebook page.

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