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Calendar of Events February 27


Month of February
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. 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.

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.

March 1
The Millington Library Booster will have their next book sale on Saturday March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.

March 8
A Benefit Fish Fry will be held on March 8 at Embury UMC 2060 Locke Cuba Road in Millington for Lorrie Beth Caldwell Leach. The serving will start at 3:30 p.m. with a menu of catfish, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, corn bread, ice tea, coffee and dessert. All proceeds will go to Lorrie Beth Caldwell Leach. For more information, call 876-5729 or visit

March 10
The Millington Book Chat Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Mr. Tommy Hurdle. The program will consist of former Millington resident Catherine Wright-Taylor and her husband Douglas speaking about their lives as artist, writers and collaborating on a book. For more information, call, 872-7812.

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.

Attention Millington Central High School Class of 1964: class member Dick Stetson is asking for information regarding the 50th anniversary reunion for the class. If any readers of The Star is aware of such as event being scheduled he would appreciate being contacted at

S.A.F.E. Class
This is a free Self Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange Program for women only ages 15 to 90-plus being held Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at Atoka Senior Center. Pre-registration is required.

SYS Track Sign-ups
Shelby Youth Sports Track & Field registrations are underway on Tuesdays and Thursdays during February from 6-8 p.m. at Exline’s Pizza in Millington located at 8507 Highway 51 North. Practice starts Feb. 20 with the location to be determined. The first track meet will be on March 22 with the season ending the last week in May. There are fees; cost $135 and covers $55 SYS fee; $40 program fee for trophy/banquet; and $40 uniforms. For more information, call Assistant Sports Director Nikki Greil at (501)707-4711, Track Commissioner Cassandra Hill at 653-8763 or Assistant Track Commissioner Aaron Carter at (314)498-1287

Month of April
Millington Police vs. Millington Fire Softball Challenge will be held April 26 at 3 p.m at the First Baptist Fields. This is the second annual challenge and the public is welcome with free admission. For more information, call Michael Jordan 229-3530 or Greg Grurthoff 413-6522. The make-up date will be May 10.

It’s that time of year again when resolutions are being set…is your resolution to get in shape or run/walk your first 5K?  Well come join the organizers and racers on March 22  for the 5th Annual Jackson Culley Mito-What?5K
“We are so excited about our 5th Anniversary and we hare hoping to make this event the biggest yet.”
Mito-What? 5K Registration  at
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The Millington Rotary Club handed out the award which was given to last year’s Taste of Millington “Best of Show” to Wyatt Earp’s Steakhouse. Wyatt Earp’s Steakhouse is a family restaurant featuring steaks, catfish and more. The business employs three chefs with a combined 40 years of expreience. Adam Kelley accepted the award on behalf of Wyatt Earp’s. The Taste of Millington is held annual in Flag City around the spring featuring restaurants and eateries from around the Mid-South. The event brings hundreds to Millington sampling treats and snacks from dozens of vendors. It is one of the largest fund raisers for the Millington Rotary Club each year. Pictured from left are Cary Vaughn, Millington Rotary Club, Adam Kelley, Wyatt Earp’s Steakhouse, Bethany Huffman, Millington Rotary and Bob Lowry, Millington Rotary. This year’s Taste of Millington is scheduled for March 18.


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