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At a Glance for May 8, 2014

Honor moms this Sunday

Remember to pick up some flowers and make lunch reservations this Sunday for Mother’s Day. Hallmark.com notes that this is the 100th anniversary of the day set aside to honor moms.

Telethon to aid tornado victims

A telethon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday to support the CREATE Foundation’s Northeast Mississippi Tornado Relief Fund.

Join in at The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Saltillo, Miss. Or you can catch it on TV (WTVA, WLOV and ABC WTVA) or the radio at Power 101.9 and Max 95.9.

Donors can call (662) 844-8989 or go to createfoundation.com. Read more information online.

AHS junior wins national poetry recitation honors

Poetry Out LoudCongratulations to Arlington High School junior Anita Norman, who is this year’s National Poetry Out Loud champion.

She defeated about 365,000 competitors to win the recitation competition, earning a $20,000 award for herself and $500 for the AHS library to buy poetry books. Read more details and listen to one of Norman’s recitations online.

‘Running of the Rams’ 5K slated

A 5K race, the Running of the Rams, is planned for 6 p.m. May 16 at Oak Elementary School, 3573 Oak Road, Bartlett. Registration is now $20 for children under age 17 and $25 for adults. Post-race activities include food and live music.

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