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senior citizens

Ave Maria expansion gets greenlighted

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Supporters and concerned citizens spoke up about Ave Maria expansions during the Nov. 25 Bartlett city board meeting. The project for the senior living facility includes two parcels: A smaller one on the west side of Charles Bryan Road and a larger tract to the north, opposite Saint Ann Catholic School. Both parcels will have […]

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Honored service

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Bartlett honored its military veterans at a Nov. 11 ceremony in Veterans Park. The event is now in its ninth year. The program included: Posting of the colors: Bartlett Police Department Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: Steve Sims, Vietnam veteran (Army) and Commander of American Legion Post 249 Prayer: Pastor Walter Peggs, U.S. Air Force Welcome: David […]

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Drama and Dessert

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Hero from history

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Beyond his appointed rounds: Postal carrier keeps an eye on older citizens

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Although email, texting, tweeting and posting on social media all offer instant communication today, the U.S. Postal Service continues to deliver cards, invitations and packages to our doors six days a week. Some postal carriers deliver something more in the form of a wave, a friendly hello and sometimes a helping hand to those in […]

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Pastor carries flag, salutes on U.S. walk

He’s a skinny man with a white beard, sturdy sneakers, a large American flag outfitted with a soft foam grip on the pole for hours of walking, and a crisp salute for everyone he sees … for nearly 1,200 miles so far. Walter “Chick” McGill is pastor of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church in […]

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UT Martin plans retirement workshop in Bartlett

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring a retirement planning workshop later this month in Bartlett for people interested in learning about the six elements of estate planning. The in-depth, six-hour course will be offered in two, three-hour sessions on Thursdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the […]

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Lakeland to check seniors’ smoke detectors

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Senior citizens get a special bonus each year from the city of Lakeland at the August ice cream social and forum: Help in protecting their homes from fire. A representative of the Shelby County Fire Department will conduct a smoke detector check and free battery replacement at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. There will be a […]

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Legals for July 17, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE Ave Maria Home agrees to comply with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all requirements imposed pursuant there to, to the end, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise […]

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Retire with zest, says Cordova author

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Mary Ashmore Scobey of Cordova brings a new outlook to growing older in her book, “The Trials and Triumphs of Growing Older.” The 88-year-old author says the senior years can be some of the most enjoyable and rewarding part of one’s life. She and nine other local authors will be on hand July 12 to […]

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Lakeland nixes adding Bolton, argues budget

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In a lively work session Thursday, the Lakeland Board of Commissioners and mayor dismissed a long-debated annexation proposal, hotly debated many parts of the city budget in a page-by-page review, discussed school district growth costs, and strongly supported new funding to add personnel for the town’s senior center and Parks and Recreation Department. (See related stories […]

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June courses help with retirement planning

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring a series of retirement planning workshops around Shelby County in June for individuals and families interested in learning about the six elements of estate planning. The in-depth, six-hour courses will be offered at these two locations: Arlington — 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, June 16 and 23, at the […]

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