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Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

‘Look what I caught!’

Fishing rodeo lures hopeful Bartlett youths Appling Lake was ringed with eager young fishermen on Saturday morning for the Bartlett Children’s Fishing Rodeo. The annual event is free, but children had to register before they could drop a hook in the water. With some advice from parents and grandparents and a little help with baiting […]

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Lakeland ignites plan to launch fire department

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After about two years of study and discussion, Lakeland took a big step last week toward setting up the city’s own fire department. Lakeland currently pays the Shelby County Fire Department for fire service, and the mayor and commissioners believe the move will save money in the long run. At the June 8 city board […]

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Drumming by the lake

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Rose ceremony to comfort those without dads

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Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance to remember and honor fathers. This free event will be at 4 p.m. June 18 at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. The hour-long program is intended to be inspiring […]

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Lakeland to weigh different dress codes

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Lakeland’s school board is considering either a “standardized dress code” or updating the district’s traditional dress code policy. After a lengthy discussion at the June 12 meeting, the board agreed to send out a survey to parents and hear a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell at the July 10 meeting. The board’s goal is […]

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Bartlett boy graduates from MOSD

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Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, a nonprofit organization in Germantown, has announced Keith Nelson as a 2017 MOSD graduate. Keith is a Bartlett resident and is among the four boys who graduated from the school this year on May 25. The school does not use sign language. Instead, for more than 58 years MOSD […]

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Students honored at piano recital

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Benita Pepper of Lakeland, a private piano instructor, presented 24 students in a recital May 27 at Lane Music Recital Hall in Germantown. Students were awarded certificates for their participation. Eleven students received medals for successfully performing 10-piece memorized programs and skills tests at the National Piano Guild Auditions in May. They were Sharav Shyam, […]

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Bartlett High cheer team wins big at camp

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The Bartlett High School cheer team brought home five trophies from the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at Panama City Beach, Fla., on June 4-7. The team is made up of 44 girls in grades 8-12. On competition day, the Blue Team (non-tumbling) placed first in cheer and third in dance, earning two trophies. That team […]

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Local youths attend Governor’s School for Humanities

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Artistry in the air

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Big Orange Caravan cruises to Cordova

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Schools can compete for environmental dollars

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Schools can promote environmental stewardship, win cash and vie for the honor of becoming an Eastman Good Sports Always Recycle Environmental Steward School. Eastman and the University of Tennessee (UT) are kicking off the 24th annual Good Sports Always Recycle (GSAR) school challenge. Schools are invited to showcase their environmental programs for a chance to […]

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