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Brown named to The Arc Mid-South’s board

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Lester Brown, a vice president/relationship manager with First Tennessee Bank’s Private Client Services, has joined The Arc Mid-South’s Board of Directors. He is based at First Tennessee’s Bartlett office (6891 Summer Ave.) Brown also serves on the Board of Directors of Playhouse on the Square and Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a 1998 […]

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MLGW donates heaters, blankets via ‘Power of Warmth’

MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW customers. The Neighborhood Christian Centers will be accepting applications and screening eligible households for heaters […]

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Lifeblood urges donors to become a First Blood Responder

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MEMPHIS — Just like first responder groups, our blood supply must be at-the-ready when patients need it. Lifeblood is asking for donors to pledge to be a First Blood Responder and donate three times in 2018, starting in January. First Blood Responders will help ensure that blood is already at the hospital BEFORE emergencies and disasters […]

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High School students mingle with elderly at Foxbridge

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Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Bartlett recently welcomed 80 students from KIPP Collegiate High for a day of service. “The residents and families couldn’t say enough wonderful things about their interactions with the many wonderfully diverse, uplifting, intelligent scholars of KIPP Collegiate High,” said India Brown, community enrichment director. One of the […]

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Global gift project for needy children kicks off in Mid-South

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As of this week and next, generous contributors will have more places to leave their wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Drop-off locations around the multi-county Greater Memphis Area are opening now through Nov. 20 during National Collection Week. People can fill shoe boxes with toys, school […]

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FedEx Cares Day for Youth Villages

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Books from Birth, Porter-Leath merge to serve more in Shelby County

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The love of books starts children on the right road to an educated life, and there’s a program across Shelby County that offers children free books monthly through age 5. Shelby County Books From Birth, the largest affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the U.S., already provides free, age-appropriate books for nearly 70 percent […]

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Panera gifts for sick children

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Biking for a cure: 31 cycle to Florida for cancer awareness, funds

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GERMANTOWN — A group of 31 Mid-South men biked 525 miles in five days, from the West Cancer Center in Germantown to the Town Center in Rosemary Beach, Fla. Their goal was to promote cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for the WINGS Supportive Care Division within The University of Tennessee/West Institute for […]

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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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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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National program seeks top youth volunteers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Through Nov. 7, 2017, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Tennessee’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The […]

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