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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week through Oct. 21

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Dear Editor, A wise man once asked: “Does it worry you to be alone?” Fortunately, this is not a problem we have to grapple with: To paraphrase Ringo Starr, we at the Bartlett Library get by with a little help from our Friends! In fact, we’ve been getting by a lot of help from the […]

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Starting Over: Previously childfree home now resembles Daddy Daycare

Adjustment. Noun. The act of adjusting; adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose. Yeah, I guess that’s one way of putting it. But it just doesn’t seem to capture the enormity of how life changes when you find your once empty nest is suddenly filled with two extraordinary young people. Extraordinarily energetic. Extraordinarily loud. […]

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Meaning of Madea is no laughing matter

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The names are Alma Springfield and Minnie Lou Johnson. But to all those they loved and influenced, the women were simply known as Madea. The term Madea once stood for the strongest matriarchal figure in a black family. Once an honorable title for a sage, seasoned mother figure in the African-American community, Madea is now […]

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Millington celebrates Bartlett women’s 3 Wishes for Her organization

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Sylvia Cobble McKelvey knows better than most the healing power of helping others. McKelvey was grief-stricken after the death of her husband and was having trouble moving forward. She was approached by a young mother after church on Sunday about starting a Bible study. McKelvey set the idea aside until the next week, when the […]

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Bartlett High’s 2017 Homecoming Court

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Bartlett’s Pride! Bartlett High’s band earns honors on Sept. 30

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Triple Triumph: Coppage rebuilds phases of life to beat breast cancer

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The survival story of Rubystein Coppage took a Holy Trinity. She will proudly tell you the foundation of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit helped to rebuild her spiritually, mentally and physically during her battle with Breast Cancer. Back in 2016 Coppage was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and took her first treatment on […]

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Saint Francis Healthcare to host Mammos ‘Til Midnight

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As part of their efforts to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Francis Healthcare will host “Mammos ’Til Midnight.” These events will be at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett on Oct. 20 and at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis on Oct. 27. Extended appointment hours will be available from 4 p.m. until midnight for women to receive their annual […]

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Making Strides Walk set for Oct. 22

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Mid-South residents are urged to add Sunday, Oct. 22, to their calendars for the 17th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The regional event, which returns to the Liberty Bowl, helps to create a world without breast cancer. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the non-competitive 5K walk starts at 3 […]

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Bartlett woman recalls breast cancer diagnosis 20 years ago

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Twenty years have passed, but Andrea Petrowski of Bartlett remembers the stress of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. It’s a story she hasn’t told often because she prefers to focus on living a joyful life. She was a mom with two small children, recently separated from her husband and moved to Bartlett from Texas, when […]

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A pregnant pause: perspective from a mother diagnosed while expecting

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Foreword by Graham Sweeney, editor of The Shelby Sun Times and The Collierville Independent: My wife, Shannon, was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer in August 2014 at the age of 36. She was pregnant with our second child at the time. Doctors scheduled a lumpectomy for October in order to establish the best possible […]

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Hair Savvy’s pink crew on Fridays

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