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How to help tornado relief efforts

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Want to offer help to devastated tornado victims in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi? Here are some resources. CHARITY EFFORTS: CNN.com article on tornado relief resources (article is about Arkansas, but resources are general) Local Tupelo tornado relief efforts (from the reliable Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo) Tupelo Strong: Donate funds, goods and/or services Arkansas tornado […]

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Jo Dee Messina to sing at Ave Maria April 12

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grammy-nominated country music star Jo Dee Messina will headline the Ave Maria Foundation’s 13th annual Silent Auction and Concert on April 12. The event will be in the Sally Hook Performing Arts Center of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School at 4830 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Doors open at 5 p.m. The evening […]

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SBA receives national service award

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St. Benedict at Auburndale High School was one of five U.S. recipients of this year’s Charity & Social Service Honor presented by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The school submitted a student-produced video to the Memphis Diocese, describing how they serve the greater community. The video was […]

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Donations accepted April 1-3 for World Relief Memphis

Local residents are invited to support the Spring Cleaning Donations Drive for World Relief Memphis on Tuesday, April 1, through Thursday, April 3. Collected items will be used to furnish homes of refugees new to Memphis. Donations can be given in two ways: Items can be dropped off behind World Relief’s office at Union Avenue […]

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Yes they can: STEM students stack cans to compete, learn, donate

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Bartlett High School students are building a better world, almost literally, during their practice sessions for an upcoming charitable event. These teens in the school’s inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Project are competing in the “Canstruction” competition this weekend at University of Memphis’s College of Engineering, sculpting with canned goods that will be donated […]

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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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