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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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Cops spread Christmas joy for kids

A “wall of blue” was in full effect at the Cordova Walmart Saturday, all in service of the jolliest holiday. Forty-eight law enforcement officers took underprivileged children on free Christmas shopping trips, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police,  Lodge No. 35. Officers participating in Cops-N-Kids 2013 represented Bartlett, Memphis, Mason, and University of Memphis […]

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Concert Scheduled for Dec. 19

The annual “Home for Christmas” concert in Bartlett is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 19.  First hosted in 1995, it raises funds for the Memphis Union Mission. To date, the concerts have raised more than $65,000 for the mission. The event will be at Faith Baptist Church at 3755 N. Germantown Road in Bartlett. Admission […]

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Bike drive visits Bartlett

 

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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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In MLK’s honor: A day of service

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