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Calendar of Events October 3

Millington Star Editor Thomas Sellers Jr. recently spoke on a journalism and newspaper panel at The University of Memphis. Sellers and three of his peers were invited to the Meeman Journalism Building on The U of M campus to speak to the class of Professor Candace Justice. Joining Sellers was his former Star colleague Christina Morgan-Purkey, who now is a freelance writer. Also on the panel were Bianca Phillips of The Memphis Flyer and Kyle Veazey of The Commercial Appeal. Sellers graduated from The U of M in 2003 from its Journalism Department, studied under professors like Justice and worked at the campus newspaper The Daily Helmsman.
Sellers said it was nice to visit his school again and hopefully encourage the next round of journalists who will cover news across the world.

Sellers at U of M 2013Month of October
The Covington Exchange Club and the South Tipton Exchange Club is A Field of Flags To Benefit the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. A display of American flags with each flag representing the life of a patriot. Whether it be a War Veteran, Active Military personnel, National Guard Member, Reservist, Firefighter, or Law Enforcement Officer who serves in our community today, or in memory of those who have served in the military of their country, or someone who has lost their life in the line of duty. Nov.1-14 flags will be displayed in Atoka, Brighton, Covington, Munford, and Rosemark. For more information call, 476-1515

Tops (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)  meets on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Millington Community Center. Come join us the group to have fun. For more information, call Doris Landerman at 573-8536.

The Millington Family YMCA’s Youth Coed Basketball League, ages 4 to 15 yrs. Begin registration’s Sept. 1 through Nov. 1. Participants will receive jersey, shorts and a trophy or try the Biddy Basketball, ages 2-3. Structured Parent/Child Interaction where child will learn introductory skills in the sport of basketball. Motor development will also be emphasized, 30 minute sessions (Time TBA). Participants receive an official t-shirt and achievement trophy. Call the Millington Family YMCA today for more details and to sign up at 873-1434, or e-mail: mmoore@ymcamemphis.org  or visit us at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053.

The Exchange Club of Millington meets at Old Timer’s Restaurant in Millington at noon every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Guest are always welcomed. For more information, call 872-8888.

Oct. 5
The Millington Library Boosters are having their next book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It will be at the Milllilngton Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. Paper back books are from .25 to $1 dan hard back books are $1 or $3.  All proceeds go to support the Library.  For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.

The annual  fundraiser Steak Dinner at Rosemark Richland Masonic Lodge on Oct. 5 from 2- 6 p.m. It’s located beside Tipton-Rosemark Academy. The public is invited and donations are accepted.

Oct. 7
The Lucy Garden Club kicks off its 2013-14 season on Oct. 7. The guest speaker will be Booker T. Leigh, of the Tipton County UT Extension Director.  Booker’s topic will be “Fall and Winter Pruning.” The Club will meet at the Lucy Wedding Chapel at 6185 Chase Road in Lucy.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., with the guest speaker followed by refreshments and than the business meeting.  All our neighbors in North Shelby County and the surrounding communities are invited to attend this free presentation.  For more information, call Tom Mashour at 872-3593 or 337-0046.

Oct. 12
The Millington Ecumenical Bazaar will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street, in Millington. There will be all kinds of crafts, canned goods, jellies, home made baked goods, breads and candy. There will also be White Elephant item. Come and support your local churches. Breakfast and lunch will be served for a small fee. For more information, call Susan Howard at 835-2426.

Millington City Beautiful Gardening Seminar will be held Saturday at 11 a.m at Millington Farmer’s Market. The speaker will be Linda Lanier, Memphis Area Master Gardener and president of the Hydrangea Society, discussing “Hydrangeas.” The seminar is offered free to the public and will conclude the season.  For more information, call 872-2609.

West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding their annual Fish Fry on Saturday. The fish fry is sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship. Fish will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  Eat in or carry out is available. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.

Oct. 13
The Rosemark Church of God in Christ will be celebrating 80 years of ministry on Oct. 13 with Pastor John B. Smith and his wife Carol. The event will start at 11:15 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Ender Hope Austin III (Bethesda COGIC in Las Vegas). Then at 3 p.m. the speaker will be Pastor Earl Shannon (St. Luke COGIC in Olive Branch, Miss.). The church is located at 8815 Millington-Arlington Road in Millington. For more information, call 829-4106 or visit www.rosemarkministries.org.

Oct. 14
The Millington Book Chat Club will meet in the home of Mrs. George Harvell, Jr. at 7 p.m. Scott  Graves from Booksellers Book Store will review the new books for 2013-2014.  For information, call 872-7812.

Oct. 19
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Barbeque Dinner on Saturday.  Dinner will include pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and dessert.  Take outs will start at noon with sit down service from 4:30-7 p.m. St. Anne’s is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington.  For more information, call 872-0303.

Oct. 25- 27
The Seventh Annual RiverArtsFest, downtown in historic South Main Arts District. Art for sale by more than 190 juried fine artists from across the nation, nearly 40 music acts across three stages, hands-on art activities for all ages, artist demonstrations, and plenty of food and beverages. Opens Trolley Tour Night. Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., free admission; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an admission fee; Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an admission fee. Kids under 10 are free. For schedule and more information, visit www.riverartsmemphis.org

Nov. 9
The Historic Ruffin Theater presents the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Big Band Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at Covington/Tipton Countyu Chamber of Commerce and South Tipton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be available online at www.ruffintheater.org. The Ruffin is located at 113 W. Pleasant Ave. in Covington. For more information, call 290-8225.

Fall
Come “PULL for a special kid” at the ULTIMATE tug-of-war challenge, the 17th Annual Plane Pull and Fall Festival. Join Special Kids and Families on Saturday, November 2nd at the Millington Regional Jetport for this fun filled day! Gates open at 9 a.m., and the main event of Man versus Plane starts at 10 am. You don’t want to miss watching the adult and youth teams compete by pulling a 727 FedEx jet and a 32,000 pound FedEx ATR feeder aircraft. All proceeds benefit Special Kids and Families, so join in on the competition by forming a team today! This year will be the first ever Plane Pull Fall Festival featuring KidZone, Touch-A-Truck, Crafts Fair & Food Truck Vendors.  For more information, contact Dynisha Woods at 901-683-8787 or dwoods@skandf.org.  Visit www.planepullmemphis.com for detailed event information.

The Bolton Full Gospel Church
The church was founded in the mid-1950s in the community of Bolton. In 1956, services were being held in a one-room schoolhouse on Brunswick Road. A dream of the early founders, Brother John Edgar Jolly being one, was to build a church. They prayed and a 10-acre lot on the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Ricks Roads became available for purchase. It was set in motion, and the dream became a reality when the “old” sanctuary was completed and dedicated Oct. 20, 1963. We have held our homecomings the first Sunday of October ever since. This Oct. 6 will be the 50th year BFG Church has been on this corner: A great asset to this community; a beautiful place of worship. Give all the glory to Jesus. If you know of anyone who would like to come, give them a call. Or, give us their address or phone number and the church will give them a personal invitation. The church needs your help in making this a great celebration. For more information,  visit the website www.boltonfullgospelchurch.org; e-mail: boltonchurch@gmail.com; or call 872-2744 or Bettye Perkins 302-0118.

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