Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland’s educational priority was on display this past graduation season. Roland presented the first Terry A. Roland Community Leadership Scholarship to Tipton-Rosemark Academy 2014 graduate Blake Kelley May 17 during the commencement at the Millington First Baptist Church. Roland announced Shelby County Government is investing more than 2.7 Million dollars in Capital Improvement Projects for schools in District 1, which includes both municipal schools and Shelby County Schools.
Millington Central High School Gym Roof $1,100,000.
Arlington School Projects $850,000.
SCS (Woodstock Middle, Barret’s Chapel, EE Jeter) $800,000.
“With the anticipated start of the next school year approaching I am excited to see the outstanding options that parents in District 1 have for their children,” Roland said. “I promise to continue to work diligently to ensure District 1 and all of Shelby County provides the highest quality education and we mold new community leaders for our future.”
Month of May
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.
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.
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.
“Concerts by the Green” is a series of free concerts events held every Friday in May from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Glen Eagle Golf Course. Admission is free and event is open to public. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverage items will be available for purchase. Picnic baskets and cooler will be allowed. Family friendly area features bouncy castle. Bands scheduled to perform for the concert series: May 9 – Randy Lee (Country) http://www.randyleeonline.com May 16 – The Dantones (Classic Rock) http://thedantones.com May 23 – Andy Childs (Memphis Music) http://www.andychilds.com May 30 – Section 8 (Classic Rock/Blues) http://section8bandmemphis.com. Sponsors for this event include: Homer Skelton Ford, Homer Skelton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, CFS, USAA, Tommy & Ginger Whitlock Re/Max Right Way, MWR and CNIC.
Munford Parks & Rec
Munford Parks and Recreation Partners with the “Y” to Provide Summer Camps Munford Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Millington Family YMCA to provide summers camps for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The summer day camp starts May 27-Aug. 1, Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a registration fee. Camps will be held at the old Munford Library located at 87 College Street, and will include trips to the parks in the city of Munford, the library and skating rink. Summer Day Camp Programs provide an exciting, safe environment for children and teens to explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. To register, call the Millington Family YMCA at 873-1434.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 31 – You can dispose of all those left over household chemicals, lawn and garden products, and automotive materials that you’ve never known what to do with.
Millington City Beautiful Gardening Seminar will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Millington Public Library located at 4858 Navy Road in Millington. The topic will be “Where the Wild Things Are —Attracting Pollinators, Birds, and Wildlife,” by Sherl Rose, a Tipton County Master Gardener. It’s free to the public. For more information call 872-2609.
The Promiseland Missionary Baptist Church located at 3728 West Union Road in Millington is inviting friends and family to celebrate the Pastor and Wife’s 23rd anniversary. The day will recognize Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Chambers Sr., on June 1 at 2 p.m. To RSVP, call Melba Tross at 873-0522.
The Activities Committee of West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a supper to honor the men of our church on Saturday at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Gene Smith who is with Radio AM790 and the “Outside with Larry Rea Show.” Come and eat a delicious meal. Make reservations by calling Jeanette Lucas at 876-5757 ext 3.
The Millington Library Boosters will be having a Special Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8077 Wilkinsville Road. The special bag sale will be in affect all day. Whatever you can put into a brown paper bag is $5. All proceeds go to support the Library. This may be our last book sale as we have lost our building. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
A Taste of Tipton will be held June 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brighton High Shcool. All proceeds will benefit Confidential Care for Women. For ticket prices and more information, call 476-6528.
Register now for Playhouse 51’s Summer Puppet Theatre Workshop at Harvell Civic Center for students ages 7-17, Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 8 a.m. to noon each day with a performance Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. It will be a learning experience in the art and craftsmanship of theater through creating, building, and performing a puppet show based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” dramatizing the story from both sides: that of the Billy Goats and that of the Troll.
For more information, call director Amy Settle at 494-1843 or email@example.com. Or call the Playhouse 51 message line at 872-7170. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the workshop is welcome to call as well.
NFL Pro Bowler and Carolina Panther star Greg Hardy is returning back to his hometown this summer for the I Go Hardy Camp for boys and girls. The football camp will be held July 12 for ages 6-17. The football camp is limited to 275. And there will be a cheerleading mini-camp for ages 6-12 that same day. The space there is limited to 25 spots. The camp will be held at Aycock Park with registration at 8 a.m. Then the camp will start at 9 a.m. and be completed at 2 p.m. Register at www.greghardyjr.com.
2014 Gardening Seminars sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission
June 14 ~ “Woodlawn Gardens”
By Master Gardener Ayn Roberson
July 12 ~ “Nine Rules for Mixed & Blended Beds” By Master Gardener Jean Ward-Jones
August 9 ~ “Trees and Storms”
By Master Gardener Jim Volgas
October 11 ~ T B A
September 13 ~ “Daffodils” By Master Gardener Dan Fuchs
May 31 ~ “Where the Wild Things Are”
By Master Gardener Sheryl Rose
September 20 ~ “Fall Containers”
By Master Gardener Vicky Higgins
November 15 ~ “Wreath Workshop”
For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeremy at 873-5700
The Millington Trojan Basketball Camp 2014 will be held June 16-19 (9 a.m. to noon) and July 7-10 (noon to 3 p.m.). There is a cost and early registration discount if paid by May 31 making checks payable to Trojans Head Coach Rob Sabau. Included in the fee is a camp T-shirt and personal evaluation by coaches. Sabau will direct the camp with Trojan coaches and players as camp directors. Camp participants should come dress and ready to play basketball with basketball shoes, shorts, socks and T-shirt. For more information, call Sabau at 461-3464 or e-mail email@example.com
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