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Calendar of Events January 30

Month of January
Millington Airport Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Millington Regional Jetport. For more information, call 873-5796.

The Atoka Dixie Youth Softball will host the DSI World Series for the Angels and Debs division. There is a 2014 sponsorship program available with four levels. For more information, contact Hayden Harrison at 289-4197 or e-mail at Also signups are underway for 2014 at the Atoka Town Hall. The staff will be present to assit every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The draft will be held March 1 at the Atoka Ball Fields. Opening Day is March 29. For registration information, contact Hayden Harrison at 289-4197 or e-mail at

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.

Boston butts are on sale for $30 as a benefit fundraiser for the Bruce Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call Munford Police Department at 837-5980 to reserve yours today. Pick-up will be March 8. The Bruce Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help any senior who wants to pursue a career in Criminal Justice. Office Potter was a reserve with the Munford Police Department when he was struck with a terminal brain tumor. Unfortunately Office Potter lost his battle in March of 2013. The Bruce Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund was conceived in honor of Office Potter in hopes that others might be able to extend his love and appreciation for his community and the criminal justice field.

The Understanding Grief Series I presents free worksheets on surviving grief during the holidays. For more information, visit 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 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.

Feb. 1
The Millington Library Boosters will have their next book sale on Saturday at the Millington Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to support our library.  For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.

Feb. 2

Arts & Rec logoThe Incredible Favor program themed Living Favored Minded will be held Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Chapel M.B. Church at 8991 Richardson Landing Road in Drummonds (Pastor W.E. Gatlin). There will be featured guest and the official colors are purple, white and black. The guest speaker will be Pastor Johnathan Roberson of Memphis. This year’s program will honor area pastors. For more information, call Mama Tena Mebane Alexander at 835-3267.

Feb. 4
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.

Feb. 5
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. The theme for the dinner and activities on Feb. 5 will be Winter Wonderland.  For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.

Feb. 22
The Millington Family YMCA will host its annual Polar Plunge on Saturday,  at 10 a.m. to support the We Build People Campaign.  Participants will jump, or walk into our outdoor pool then, will be treated to a breakfast donated by Old Timers Restaurant.  The first 50 that register will receive a Polar Plunge long sleeve T-shirt.  All proceeds will be used to send kids to camp, provide after school care for working parents and memberships for families in need.  The YMCA is located at 7725 E. Navy Circle in Millington.  For more information, call Emily Winchell at 873-1434.

Feb. 25
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church located at 4063 Sykes Road will host a Fashion Show, Luncheon and Card Party on Feb. 25. There is an admission fee. The event is sponsored by Her 3 Wishes Boutique. For ticket information, call 872-2037.

This Weekend
Tipton Rosemark Academy’s Middle School Fine Arts Department presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. in the TRA Performing Arts Center from Thursday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 2. Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The 65-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The TRA cast contains 44 students led by director Todd Goode. This classic Disney show contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students. On Student Night, Thursday, January 30, student admission is only $6. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door the day/night of the show.

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 and check our website at

Millington Public Library: Sign-ups needed, “Genealogy Workshop: How to Get the Most out of” 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.

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.

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