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Donate used solar eclipse glasses to children in Philippines

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Don’t throw away those solar eclipse glasses just yet. Grace Presbyterian Church in Bartlett is collecting those glasses that are still in good condition for donation in the Philippines. It’s a great time to pass along your glasses before they are forgotten or damaged. The church is working closely with the school board on the […]

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Girl Scouts to recycle eclipse glasses for Astronomers without Borders

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Girl Scouts Heart of the South is working with Astronomers Without Borders to help those without resources be prepared for the next eclipse in 2019 in South America and Asia. If you have glasses that you used Monday to view the Great American Eclipse of 2017 please help us by recycling them. You can bring […]

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Friends of Faith Ministry founders to be honored Sept. 30

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Bill and Nellie Cooper, founders of the Friends of Faith Ministry in Bartlett, will receive a community recognition award when The Arc Mid-South holds its 22nd Annual Awards and Benefit Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30. Businessman J.W. Gibson and attorney Ruby Wharton will also will receive community recognition awards. The event, to be held from […]

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Saint Francis Healthcare donates $17.3K and 14K cereal servings to hungry

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Saint Francis Healthcare has announced that it collected 41,818 servings of cereal and more than $17,000 to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. The donation is a result of Saint Francis Healthcare’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive held June 3-10. “I am so proud of all of our colleagues and physicians for an outstanding effort to […]

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Herbi-Systems owner volunteers for 14th year at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Bartlett businessman is among the leaders who donate their services and their time to preserve the grounds of historic Arlington National Cemetery each July at the annual Renewal and Remembrance (R&R) event. Herbi-Systems Inc.’s owner Kenny Crenshaw, known for his war on weeds in the greater Memphis area, recently supervised about […]

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BCS students travel to Ecuador for summer missions trip

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For the eighth year in a row, Briarcrest Christian High School has sent students and teachers to Misahuallí, Ecuador, to assist the Jungle Kids for Christ ministry at Antioch Christian Academy. Jungle Kids for Christ is an organization that is passionate about empowering children for God’s glory in the jungle of Ecuador so that they […]

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Briarcrest student raises funds for veterans’ project

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Lifeblood offers dream vacation for one lucky donor

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Lifeblood has announced a special incentive for blood donors now through the end of August. Donors will be entered to win a dream vacation to the destination of their choice. The winner will be able to go anywhere in the world and bring as many people as he or she would like, and Lifeblood will […]

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Free summer meals help low-income children cope

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Given that humans must burn more calories over the summer to keep cool, record temperatures this summer will further increase the need for free summer meals for low-income children funded by the federal government. That is why the nonprofit group Hunger Free America is now ramping up its efforts to publicize the USDA National Hunger […]

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Neighbors help to feed the hungry

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Youth Villages breaks ground on $22M expansion

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On Monday, Youth Villages broke ground for Bill’s Place, a $22 million investment to expand intensive residential treatment on the Bartlett campus. The 100,000-square-foot addition will create a 148,000-square-foot center designed to enhance treatment options for the community’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth. This addresses a gap in service for medically fragile children and the […]

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Youth Villages to invest $22M and double capacity at ‘Bill’s Place’

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The Bartlett campus of Youth Villages is spending $22 million to increase its capacity with a 100,000-square-foot expansion, due to open in the spring of 2019. The one-story addition will expand a smaller structure into a 148,000-square-foot residential treatment center and double its capacity from 72 beds to 144. This project will allow about 435 […]

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