New Proud Sponsor: Beta Nu Chapter 4719

Nancy MooreThe Way has been blessed with contributions from individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations.  However, we’ve never received a donation from a sorority – until now.

We thank Beta Nu Chapter 4719 for becoming a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

Beta Nu is the Trigg County chapter of the international philanthropic sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha.  This local group of dedicated women organize fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for programs and organization within our community.  They are sponsors of the annual Christmas Angel Tree and the Math-a-thon at Trigg County Elementary School, which raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Beta Nu also awards two annual scholarships to graduating Trigg County High School seniors. And the chapter makes annual contributions to the local Rotary Club and other worthwhile causes.

Chapter treasurer Nancy Moore, pictured here, said members voted to become a sponsor of The Way at a recent meeting.  “In our discussion,” she explained, “all members felt that, even if only one child was helped and saved through The Way, our contribution was certainly worthwhile.”

New Proud Sponsor: Goodwin Funeral Home

Goodwin Funeral Home FINALGoodwin Funeral Home has become a fixture in Trigg County. Chances are most everyone who lives here has spent time there grieving the loss of a loved one or consoling someone else.

The Way is grateful to Goodwin for its service to the community and for becoming a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

The funeral home has been family owned and operated for 70 years. It was established by A.K. Goodwin in 1946 on principles of dignity, caring and, most importantly, trust.

Those three traits were carried on through owners Chet and Martha Maxfield and now John R. Vinson III and wife Margie. (That’s John pictured with son John Mark holding one of our supporter posters.)

Besides memorial and funeral services, Goodwin provides everything from pre-need planning and grief support to pet care services.

The funeral home is located at 138 Main Street. For more information, call 522-6676.

New Proud Sponsor: Sumner Backhoe & Dozer

Sumner BackhoeBilly Sumner believes in “helping people all I can.” We thank him for helping this ministry by making Sumner Backhoe & Dozer the latest Proud Sponsor of The Way.

Billy, who grew up in the Land Between the Lakes, started his business back in 1973. Today, the 83-year-old specializes in installing septic tanks, digging basements, and connecting homes to water lines.

In fact, Billy says he’s run most of the main water lines in Trigg County during the past 42 years.

He also offers demolition services, dewatering, disability retrofits, erosion control and excavation

Sumner Backhoe & Dozer is located at 4075 South Road. You can reach Billy at (270) 719-1221.

Proud Sponsor: Ace Hardware

Ace HardwareTo call Ace Hardware a Proud Sponsor of The Way would be accurate. To refer to it as a “new” sponsor would be far from the truth.

In fact, the business was supporting The Way even before the Lord opened the ministry’s doors in May 2011.

At that time, it was known as Cadiz Hardware.  Owner Bob Brame (pictured here with daughter Ginger) and his family donated the paint and other supplies needed to fix up the former store building which served as The Way’s original home.

Since then, Bob and Ace Hardware have supported The Way in a variety of ways:  prayer, financial donations, assistance with navigating zoning regulations, even guidance on requesting loans.

Bob and his staff specialize in knowledgeable, personalized service.  Ace Hardware offers building materials and supplies, lumber, cleaning supplies, doors of all kinds, fans, hand tools, power tools, air tools, lighting and lighting fixtures, pet supplies, paint and painting supplies, windows, screens, even work clothes and gloves.

Ace Hardware is located at 1654 Main Street. You can reach them at (270) 522-1122.

New Proud Sponsor: King’s Funeral Home

KING'S FHAs funeral directors, Todd and Clarissa King play a critical role for families in need of support.

They recently chose to play a critical role for a ministry in need of support by making King’s Funeral Home a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

“We believe in the ministry of The Way and are glad to support it in any way possible,” they told us.

Todd and Clarissa make a special effort to see that the people they serve are given the very best funeral or memorial services.  They are well versed in all aspects of the process, from the key decisions the family must service details to the necessary legal documentation that is required after a loved one dies.

King’s Funeral Home is located at 161 Lone Oak Drive in Cadiz.  The phone number is (270) 522-7172.

New Proud Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

DARJames Thomas was an early settler of Trigg County. He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War.

Today, the James Thomas Chapter (Trigg County) is one of more than 3,000 U.S. chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Our ministry celebrates their recent decision to become a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization of enthusiastic, active women who are passionate about serving their communities, preserving history, educating children and honoring those who serve our nation. It’s an organization with a deeply rich history that continues to remain relevant to today’s world.

The women pictured at the left are some of the 930,000 who have joined the DAR since its inception 125 years ago.

The current officers of the James Thomas chapter are:  Virginia Thomas Alexander (holding poster), chapter regent; Alice Knight, vice regent; Martha Maxfield, chaplain; Joyce Ann Davis, recording secretary; Vickey Lane, corresponding secretary; Clara Lawrence, treasurer; Nina Alderson, registrar; Sarah Crowe, librarian; and Laura Thomas, parliamentarian.

New Proud Sponsor: Godwin Family Practice

Dr. GodwinDr. Shea Godwin understands that life-changing decisions can be made at a young age.

“When I was in seventh grade, my dad had a bad accident at work and was life-flighted to Vanderbilt in Nashville,” she said. “From that point on, it’s what I wanted to do.”

As a ministry that hopes to bring young people to life-changing decisions for Christ, we welcome Godwin Family Practice as our latest Proud Sponsor of The Way.

Godwin Family Practice provides a number of services:  well-baby and well-woman exams, physicals for school, sports and employment, preventative medicine, help with addictions, and management of most medical conditions.  They can handle most health care needs in their clinic, but can order specialty consultation or referral when indicated.

The practice’s overall mission is to provide individuals and families with quality and compassionate care with a focus on education, health, maintenance and wellness.

Godwin Family Practice is located at 250 Main Street, Suite D.  The phone number is (270) 522-6963.

Proud Sponsor: Word Of Hope Church

Word of HopeEileen Martinez does more than just serve on The Way’s board of directors.  She also volunteers at the youth center, which gives her first-hand knowledge of how important the ministry is to local youth.

Word of Hope Church, where Eileen is a member, contributes monthly to the ministry.

“The Way provides a refuge where our local youth have an opportunity to connect with Christ,” Eileen observes. “We are delighted to be an integral part of their ministry in many capacities. Pastor Oiler especially enjoys sharing the Gospel message with students on a frequent basis.”

Pictured left to right are Word of Hope members Kenneth Cunningham, Linda Davis, pastor Gene Oiler and Eileen, who is the church’s children’s ministry leader.

Word of Hope welcomes everyone to visit them at 5946 Canton Road. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (270) 210-0945.

Proud Sponsor: East Cadiz Baptist Church

East Cadiz BCWith rare exceptions, few churches are attracting young people. We as Christians much find another way to reach them.

East Cadiz Baptist Church understand that.  It’s one of the reasons the church has recently become a sponsor of The Way.

“Young people are searching for a place where they belong and where mature Christians willingly lend a listening ear,” says Brother Joe Johnson, pastor at East Cadiz.  “They need a place where they can learn first-hand about the love of Jesus. Nothing is more exciting than when a teenager comes to know the Lord.”

East Cadiz Baptist Church is located at 407 Third Street. Sunday services are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Proud Sponsor: Kentucky Machine & Engineering

KY MachineThere is no way to measure the positive impact Chappel Allen had on Trigg County. He touched thousands of lives over the years. The Way was among the many individuals, businesses and organizations that benefited from his endless benevolence.

His sons Steve (left) and Greg (right) now run Kentucky Machine & Engineering. The Way is thankful and grateful that they have assured us the company he founded will continue to be a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

Chappel started Kentucky Machine & Engineering in 1972 to serve the diverse needs of heavy industry. The company provides special machining, repair, rebuilding, machine building and fabrication. They are experts at meeting the exacting specifications of special machinery for industry.

More than 75 highly skilled employees work in the company’s 48,000 sq. ft. building that includes a manufacturing area with complete machine shop and engineering facilities. The company prides itself on maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

Kentucky Machine & Engineering is located at 590 Glenwood Mill Road. For more information on what they can do for you, call (270) 522-6061.