Pictured from left are Lonnie Nunn, Doris Veasey, Eugene Leech, Larry DuFrene, Mayor Terry Jones, Edna Binge Not pictured: Beverly Ripley and Polly McGee.
New officers were installed recently at the Baker Community Center for the Millington Senior Citizen Club. Installed were Larry DuFrene, President; Eugene Leech, Vice President; Doris Veasey, Secretary; Polly McGee, Treasurer; Beverly Ripley, Membership Chairman; and Lonnie Nunn, Sergeant-at-Arms. The Millington Senior Citizen Club has been an active group in Millington for over 30 years. The purpose of the organization is to inspire unity, friendship and encouragement in the Millington community.
Mayor Terry Jones was present to officiate at the installation ceremony. “I am happy to be a part of the ceremony and swear in the new club officers. The Millington Senior Citizen Club is a vibrant, long-standing organization in our City. I am thankful for the dedication of those who have served the organization in the past and welcome the new leadership,” said Terry Jones, Millington Mayor.
Mrs. Edna Binger has faithfully served as President for the past 8 years. “My husband and I have been attending for the last 15 years. We really enjoy socializing with the seniors,” said Binger. “Now I am ready for a little rest and I think the club is in capable hands,” said Binger. The first order of business for new President, Larry DuFrene was the appointment of members to various key positions within the organization including the Trustee and the Correspondence Clerk. Various committee members were also approved to serve the organization.
The Millington Senior Citizen Club meets each Wednesday at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street in Millington from 10 a.m. to noon. Each meeting of the organization includes a short business meeting, entertainment, social time and refreshments. Membership in the club is open to anyone 55 years of age and older. Newcomers are always welcome.
Month of January
Jordan’s Thrifts, Gifts & Java located at 6646 Highway 51 North by Plantation Oaks Hotel will be starting classes on Jan. 6 from 6-8 p.m. for the following classes: Domestic Violence, Shelter from the Storm (Overcoming Sexual Abuse) and Celebrate Recovery (Overcoming Addictions). For more information, call one of these women to sign up as space is limited Lisa Tennyson at 828-2189 or Lainie Hale at 488-0268.
Sunday morning worship service at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3099 West Union Road is held at 11 a.m. This month is the following Trust and Possessions on Jan. 19, Trust and Duty on Jan. 26 and Trust and Opportunity on Feb. 2. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.
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 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.
The Understanding Grief Series I presents free worksheets on surviving grief during the holidays. For more information, visit www.chriswmason.com or call C.W. Mason at 743-7705.
The town of Atoka is currently looking to fill entertainment slots for the 2014 Atoka BBQ Fest on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014 at Nancy Lane Park in Atoka. We would like to invite your band to be considered to play during this event. Live music is tentatively scheduled to run from 11 a.m. –11 p.m. on Friday. There will also be one time slot available on Saturday at 4 p.m. If you are interested in participating in this event complete the form that could be accessed at the Town of Atoka page and return it to the address listed. Applications may also be emailed directly to Brian Peel at the email address listed below. Respond before Jan. 31 to email@example.com or by phone at 837-5306.
City of Munford, The recycling container is located at the south end of Haddad’s Department Store parking lot on Crigger Circle. Only newsprint, corrugated cardboard and plastics are collected at this site. Additional materials are collected at the Tipton County Recycling Center located at the landfill on Highway 51. Computers may be recycled free of charge at Expertek, 70 Munford Avenue.
2014 Shelby County Commission primary fundraiser will have music, food and networking. They are asking for a minimum donation of $20. For more information, call 239-2399.
The Millington Library Board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Millington Public Library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Sue Nan Hartley at 872-1608.
The next quarterly meeting of the Millington Library Boosters will be on Tuesday at 5:45 in the meeting room at the Library. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635
KICKs, Kids in Christ the King, is a youth based program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3099 West Union Road. It is a program for youth, ages 3 to 17 years old. It will meet on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. starting with dinner and following with activities. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.
Dance your heart healthy in the New Year. Wear Red for heart and join us for a beginner square dance to benefit The American Heart Association. Family friendly cake walk, door prizes. There is a request of a $5 donation on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the Cordova Community Center at 1017 N Sanga Road. For information, call 373-4497.
Month of February
The Dungarees & Petticoats Square Dance Club will begin a square dance class on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the old Fellowship Hall at St. Williams Catholic Church at 4932 Easley St. at West Street in Millington. If you would like to learn how to square dance or have square danced before and need to recycle, you are welcome to come and join us. Singles are welcome. The class will be open to new members through Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, call Ron and Mary Mosbeck at 837-2385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and check our website at dpssquares.webs.com.
Millington Public Library: Sign-ups needed, “Genealogy Workshop: How to Get the Most out of Ancestry.com.” Programmer needs at least six attendants in order for him to provide this class Monday Feb. 3 from 1-2 p.m. For more information, call the Library at 872-1585.
Millington’s Community Theater is inviting all actors and interested community members to attend auditions for the comedic farce, black comedy, by Peter Shaffer on Friday, from 7– 9 p.m., and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harvell Civic Center located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road.
The play’s cast calls for five males (ranging in age from 20 to 60) and three females (ranging in age from 20 to 50).
The play revolves around artist Brindsley Miller’s doomed efforts of to get his artwork seen by a famous collector and to impress his new fiancé’s father. To help accomplish these goals, Brindsley and girlfriend, Carol, have “borrowed” on the sly some of the expensive furniture and antiques pieces of apartment neighbor, Harold (but only because Harold is out of town for the weekend and doesn’t know about it.) Just as everything is about to come together and success is insured, the electricity in the building goes out and suddenly no one can see anything. It is then that not only does the father show up, but so does Harold! Also stumbling into the apartment are Brindsley’s old maid neighbor, Miss Furnival; the electric company repairman/art connoisseur, Schuppanzigh; and most unexpectedly, Brindsely’s old girlfriend, Clea. And with nobody able to see anyone or anything, everything can and does happen. Michael Moore is set to direct with Kathy Master serving as stage manager. Rehearsals will begin on Jan. 20. and the play will be presented to the public on March 7,8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 9 at 2 p.m.
Month of March
Doyle Baseball Academy Returns to Millington for the fourth consecutive year. Millington Arts Recreation and Parks will be hosting the nationally recognized Doyle Academy on March 1. America’s No. 1 Camp will instruct baseball and softball players between the ages of 6 and 15 in hitting during the one day school. The school will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Biloxi Ballpark. Doyle Baseball, in its 35th year of operation, conducts Satellite Schools all over the country and into Canada. More than 800,000 players have benefited from Doyle’s expert instruction. Thousands of players have gone on to collegiate careers as well as numerous players into professional baseball. Doyle Baseball utilizes a step by step teaching approach that allows every player to improve and build confidence. The Doyle program is a result of continuous research and development and has constantly been improved to provide the best instruction for young players everywhere. Register early and save on tuition for the Doyle Baseball Academy by Feb. 24. After that, the fee will increase. To register for the school, come by Baker Community Center at 7942 Church St. or call Millington Arts, Recreation and Parks at 873-5770.