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Bargains stack up for Bartlett Library’s sale

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The Annual Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the Bartlett Library will be April 3-5 in the BSMC Banquet Hall adjacent to the library at 5884 Stage Road. Look for 15,000+ items, including audiobooks, music and movies as well as books. Most sale items have been donated by the community. Sale hours are noon-7 p.m. […]

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Fat Tuesday party helps Mid-South Food Bank

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — Sheffield Antiques Mall hosted a Mardi Gras Celebration benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank on March 4. The benefit, which included an array of Creole dishes, live jazz from the Carl Wolfe Quartet and a treasure hunt, resulted in almost $5,700 for the Food Bank, which distributes millions of pounds of food to hungry people […]

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Zeta Phi Beta chapter marks 5th anniversary

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The Chi Lambda Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated will celebrate its fifth anniversary of service to Bartlett and Shelby County communities at 3 p.m. March 9 at First Baptist Church, 2775 Shelby St., Bartlett. The public is invited to attend. The chapter was chartered on Feb. 6, 2009. Some of the sorority’s signature […]

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Shelby County invites citizens to volunteer

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The Shelby County Office of Preparedness invites citizens to serve their county in 2014 as volunteer for Shelby Cares or the Reserve Program. Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. Shelby Cares Reserves: Under the leadership of coordinator Terry Donald and after training, these volunteers may be called in to assist the agency […]

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‘Giving Together’ adds $6K in Lifeblood donations

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‘Musicians for Le Bonheur’ is recruiting for 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Musicians for Le Bonheur, the charity project headed up by Angry Nerd Music, ise looking for new artists for 2014. The project raises money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through live shows around the city of Memphis and a compilation CD featuring Mid-South musicians. All of the money raised through the live events and the […]

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Bartlett Baptist rolls up sleeves to show love

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By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bartlett Baptist Church members show their love in a fresh way around Valentine’s Day each year by using elbow grease, tools and their spare time to help people with the “Love Your World” program. It’s not romantic, but it’s got heart. The third annual “Love Your World” activities took shape […]

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Memphis Habitat: Super Bowl partiers could win NFL trip

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites people to help Habitat tackle poverty housing by participating in the 10th annual MX Skill Master Home Team Huddle fundraising event during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party in their homes, businesses, schools or houses of worship and collect […]

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Youth Villages seeks caring adults to be kids’ mentors

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During National Mentoring Month in January, Youth Villages is looking for more caring adults to serve as friends and role models to children with emotional and behavioral problems. Mentors commit to spending four to six hours per month with a child for six months. Mentors must be at least 21 years old, pass a background […]

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‘Super Sale’ on Jan. 25 to fund Guatemala mission trip

Bartlett Baptist Church has schedule its annual “Super Sale” for 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25. The massive rummage sale will be indoors at the church’s Worship Center at 3465 Kirby Whitten Parkway in Bartlett. Items for sale vary each year, but organizers say there is never a shortage of furniture, exercise equipment, children’s clothes and […]

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Lifeblood honors 2013 volunteers

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Lifeblood and the Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland Donor Council recognized its 2013 group and individual volunteers at a holiday reception on Dec. 12. Olympus Surgical Technologies’ employee Susan McCullough was named Volunteer of the Year for her exceptional work organizing four blood drives in 2013. Youth Villages received the Group Achievement Award for employers and […]

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Foster parents needed, training available

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Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in the Mid-South to serve as foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Free orientation sessions and training classes are now available. The first free foster parent orientation sessions of the year will be at these times: 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 10 a.m., […]

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