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Part 4: Good test results buoy teacher with cancer

Dianne Young

Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of the occasional “Learning to Live Again” series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April 2013 that she has a rare form of brain cancer. By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bolton High School teacher Dianne Young is managing monthly rounds of exhausting […]

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Retired architect turns attention to art

By Graham Sweeney Special to The Express When Bartlett’s Thomas Mosiej discusses his lengthy career as an architect, it is sometimes hard to follow a single chain of thought. Because the eager 85-year-old has designed hundreds of buildings throughout the Mid-South, he frequently shifts from one to another during the course of a conversation. With […]

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Bartlett City Beautiful

Winners have been announced for the Bartlett City Beautiful Light Contest 2014. Photos were provided by Kenneth Parks.    

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Blessing the pets

Almost 50 pets were blessed in a free community-wide ceremony Dec. 14 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis. In this photo, Father Jim Berends uses a rosemary sprig dipped in holy water to bless Penny, owned by Connie Apoladimas. The event honored St. Modestos, whose feast day was Dec. 16. The women’s philanthropic club […]

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Fire’s out and meals are on at Moma’s

Five months after a kitchen fire gutted the building, Moma’s B-B-Q is once again setting out hot-link sausage omelets and jumbo barbecue sandwiches for hungry crowds. The popular Bartlett restaurant reopened on Dec. 3. An early morning grease fire on July 3 raced from the deep fryer throughout Moma’s. Smoke and fire destroyed everything from […]

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Bartlett poet to take spotlight at Neshoba Church

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By Carolyn Bahm David Gale Wright has been writing verses since his earliest memories, and the Bartlett poet will be featured at this month’s Neshoba Coffee House on Dec. 4. Writers, poets, musicians, and other creative people perform for small crowds at the recurring event. It is hosted the first Wednesday of each month at […]

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Bartlett native tours with Broadway musical

By Carolyn Bahm  Bartlett’s own Angela Marie Smith will be making a joyful noise Dec. 3-8 at the Orpheum Theater in the Broadway tour for “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy.” As a coloratura soprano with a three-octave range, she has earned an ensemble/partial swing role, which means she covers for the entire ensemble of […]

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Center accepting Christmas gifts for autistic children

By Carolyn Bahm Autistic children may relate to the world differently, but they understand the joys of Christmas. Their presents will stack a little higher under the tree with help from a Bartlett nonprofit autism center. Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is hosting an angel tree and inviting people to sponsor an “autistic angel” […]

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Part 3: Returning to school means facing new challenges

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Editor’s note: This is the third part of an occasional series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April that she has a rare form of brain cancer. Dianne Young sat in a student’s desk on the last day of teacher in-service. Her head was partially wrapped in a scarf […]

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Part 2: Signs of hope

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Editor’s note: This is the third part of an occasional series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April that she has a rare form of brain cancer. It was the news Dianne Young was hoping for. On the morning of July 8, the mother of two returned to the […]

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