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Calendar of Events March 13

The University of Memphis had 28 student-athletes named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team which was announced last month. Millington Central High School graduate and record-breaking Memphis tight end Alan Cross was one of those student-athletes. A total of 246 league student-athletes were recognized oAlan Cross Memphisn the team.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and have completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, or three consecutive quarters of academic work with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits. Below is a list of Memphis’ student-athletes named to the team:
Sam Billings, Drew Bishop, Zach Collins, Alan Cross, Demonta Daniel, Jake Elliott, Mose Frazier, Andrew Gaines, Charles Harris, Adrian Henderson, Tom Hornsey, Dan Hrvoich, Martin Ifedi, Jacob Karam, Gabe Kuhn, Jesse Milleson, Daniel Montiel, B.J. Ross, Austin Scott, Brayden Scott, Micah Simmons, Spencer Smith, Michael Stannard, Tearris Wallace, Mike Weed, Drew Widmer and Anthony Young.

Month of March
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.

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.

The Understanding Grief Series I presents free worksheets on surviving grief during the holidays or any time of year. 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.

March 13
The Rosemark Civic Club will meet on Thursday, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall of the Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 8658 Rosemark Road, in Millington.The agenda will include an update on zoning issues and the recent activity concerning Lakeland Annexation. All interested citizens are invited to attend. For more information, contact Trip Jones at or 461-4260.

March 15
Help support the fundraising project to purchase new playground equipment for West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church and community – by purchasing tickets for our “Blue Hawaii” Dinner Theater with entertainment by Tim Rowland on Saturday at 6 p.m. The ticket prices are
$15 for adults, and $5 12 and under. Catering will be by Smokey Mountian Catering. For more information, call 876-5757.

March 19
KICKs, Kids In Christ the King, is a youth based program that meets at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at 3099 West Union Road.  It is a program for youths aged 3-17 years old.  The theme for the dinner and activities on March 19 is Spring Fling. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.

March 20
Alpha School will be hosting an Open House/Registration Event on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Registration is now being accepted for Kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year. The event will be held at Alpha School 4655 Navy Road in Millington. For more information, call 489-9622.

The  National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, March 20 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

March 25
ICU Mobile Memphis Benefit Dinner with guest speaker Mike Huckabee will be held March 25 at Bellevue Baptist Church with tickets currently on sale. Corporate sponsorship is available. The event is a fund raising dinner for Confidential Care for Women. For more information, call 476-6528 or visit

March 21
S.A.F.E Class is free to the public is Self Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange Program for women only ages 15 to 90-plus. The class will be held Friday from noon to 4 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Atoka Police Department and the Atoka Senior Recreation Center. Pre-registration is required.

March 22
The VFW Post 7175 Men’s Auxiliary in Millington will be hosting it’s second annual “Spring Fling” event featuring live music with the band “Down2Five.” The date and time is March 22 at 7 p.m. There will be a cover charge.  The event is a fundraiser with proceeds going to the VFW Post 7175 Men’s Auxiliary and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Public is invited!

March 29
The Kiwanis Club of Millington will host its annual Pancake Breakfast at Baker Community Cetner on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Come enjoy a hearty breakfast with proceeds going to youth and elderly community needs.

Come join us for a night of fun on Saturday March, 29 at St William Catholic Church, located at 4932 Easley Ave, Millington.  Play starts at 7 p.m. Come early and decorate your table.  Prize for best table.  Bring your own food, drinks and snacks.  There is a fee per table of 8 for a team.  Registration must be in by March 22 to the church office. Make Checks payable to St William.  Door prizes and prizes for top 3 scoring teams.  For more information, call the office at 872-4099 of Judi Harper at 835-4707.

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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