Back in Bartlett for March 6, 2014
1 year ago: 2013
Bartlett soccer mixes culture and sports
For Bartlett High School soccer hopefuls, teamwork includes a lesson in geography with as many as eight languages spoken among the 33 varsity and junior varsity participants.
“We do our workouts counting to eight with each number a different language,” second year head coach Robby Midyett said with a laugh.
Bartlet boasts athletes from Korea, Belgium, Somalia, Croatia, El Salvador, Mexico and beyond. What they have in common s a love for the game of soccer; the desire to build on a 10-4-3 mark of a year ago and to erase the memory of a double overtime loss in district tournament action.
10 years ago: 2004
Senior Center parties for 5th anniversary
The Bartlett Senior Center held their Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, March 4. Margie Holmes, director of the center, said at least 500 people attended the event. ”I have not heard one negative thing. Everybody thought it was just fabulous,” she said.
20 years ago: 1994
Bartlett learns from ice storm
Despite the problems the ice storm caused across the Mid-South, the Bartlett City Fire Department did receive one benefit from the experience. They got to test the city’s recently written Emergency Operations Guide. The guide is designed to fit into a system of emergency assistance plans under the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
35 years ago: 1979
Kindergarten ‘mall’ teaches money lessons
For two weeks each year, four classes of kindergartners at Elmore Park Elementary School go shopping at a “mall” they create themselves. In connection with a unit on consumerism, Mrs. Barbara Abrams and other Elmore Park kindergarten teachers began the concept six years ago. Since then, the project exposing children to banking and shopping has grown to include a pet shop, restaurant, toy store, western store, deli, and more.