On March 13, the Millington Optimist Club recognized Alyssa Chandler, a student at Millington Central High School for her winning essay entitled “How Dreams Lead to Success.” The presentation of the winner’s certificate and medallion was by Cathy Barrington, secretary of the club. The Millington Optimist Club meets the fourth Thursday each month at the Pig N Whistle restaurant on Kerrville Rosemark Road. Chandler’s winning essay will be entered into state competition and if selected winner there will go to the Tennessee District Optimist competition. Winner in the state competition will receive a $2,500 cash scholarship. Chandler has said that when she graduates this year she plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin.
Pictured in the presentation are from left Cathy Barrington, Millington Optimist Secretary essay competition winner Alyssa Chandler, Alyssa’s mother who is an office worker at Millington Elementary School. The purposes of the Optimist Club is to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed, to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs, to inspire respect for law, to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people, to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
For more information on the Club, call Cathy Barrington at 872-3419.
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 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 www.chriswmason.com 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.
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 for Trivia Night with Ignatius Brown 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.
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
Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned BBQ contest for pro and challenger cooking divisions will take place April 4-5 at Nancy Lane Park in Atoka. For more infromation visit Town of Atoka or Atoka BBQ Fest on facebook or www.townofatoka.com
The Library Boosters are having their next book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center. All proceeds go to help the Library. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
Citywide Tree Give Away will be held Saturday at Baker Community Center at 7942 Church Street from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by Millington City Beautiful. The trees being given away are Washington Hawthorne and Native Sweet Pecan. For more information, call 873-5770.
The Lawn & Garden Expo 2014, “Communities growing Together” will be held Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brighton High School in Brighton. For more information, contact www.tiptoncountymastergardeners.com or call 476-0231.
The Citywide Yard Sale will be held Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. So clean out your attic and make some money. Turn your address into The Millington Star or the City Beautiful Commission by March 27. There will be yard sale tables available for a fee at the Baker Community Center. For more information, e-mail citybeautiful.com or call 873-5770.
Volunteers are needed for the citywide Litter Pick-Up sponsored by the Millington City Beautiful Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Aycock Park located at 7330 Renda. Volunteers will receive lunch and a T-shirt. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 873-5770.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held April 12 at the Millington Masonic Lodge located at 7964 Highway 51 North in Millingtonright next to Grand Buffet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There is a cost. Egg-stra fun awaits you at this family style breakfast. Enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee and water as you await the arrival of the Easter Bunny. A special complimentary photo with the Bunny in your Easter best for a small fee. The event is sponsored by Millington Assembly No. 30 – International Order of Rainbow for Girls – Jean Pierce Mother Advisor– 412-0362.
Millington Elementary is having a School Carnival April 12. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 6445 William Osteen Drive (north of Navy Road off of Bethuel). There will be concessions, inflatables, games, vendors and silent auction. The event will go on rain or shine.
Kidz Easter Celebration Egg Hunt will be held April 19 at 1 p.m. for ages infant to 10. The event will be held at Munford Baptist Church located at 1253 Munford Avenue rain or shine. For more information, call 837-6325.
The National Day of Prayer “Pray for America: In His Name The Nations Will Put Their Home,” will be held May 1 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Harvell Civic Center located at 8977 Wilkinsville Road in Millington. Welcome and opening remarks will be by Millington Mayor Terry Jones. For more information call 873-5770 or contact CK Reece at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quito Community Center
The Quito Community Center located at 4593 Quito-Drummonds Road hosts Tuesday night Line Dance Lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a fee. For more information, call 835-3302.
The third Saturday of each month at 6:30 p.m. the Quito Community Center located at 4593 Quito-Drummonds Road hosts karoke, line dance and pot luck supper. There is a fee per person. For more information, call 835-3302.
The Quito Community Center located at 4593 Quito-Drummonds Road hosts the last Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. Gospel Singing. It’s donations only. For more information, call 835-3302.
On May 3, the Quito Community Center located at 4593 Quito-Drummonds Road will host an Auction Sale of donated items from the area. Proceeds go to the Quito Community Center. For more information, call 835-3302.
On June 7, the Quito Community Center located at 4593 Quito-Drummonds Road will host Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. “Murder at Mike’s.” For more information, call 835-3302.