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Calendar of Events October 2

Mommie George’s 90th Birthday Bash

Mommie George, of Lucy, celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family on Sept. 22. Her friend Ann Mills recounts the planning and execution of the 90th birthday party celebration.
Talking with my dear friend, Mommie George this summer she mentioned how long she had known my mom Minnie Kate Klutts (passed on Sept. 7, 2002) and how long she’s been living in Lucy. Mommie then got the idea to cook a dinner for some of her good friends who fit in the 90-year-old group who have lived in the same house in Lucy for 64-67 years. Well, Mommie George was “good as gold” to her plan. And with the help of her daughter Julia, she cooked that dinner with her on the Monday of her 90th birthday. Her guests were Nettie Patrick and Maxine McCarter, 97, and me. I was so excited and honored to be invited so my daughter Candice Nash brought me. She and her 3-month-old Carter, 3-year old Bricklin and 4-year old children popped in to see what all the excitement was about. And they were so glad to see Mommie. The Birthday Lady herself cooked her own “Mommie’s Green Beans and red potatoes,” also Mommie’s recipe for “CornMommie George Party 1 Mommie George Party 2y Corn bread muffins,’ peas and carrots and Popeye’s chicken with coleslaw. Dinner (lunch) was so warm and delicious and the cake was a beautiful carrot sheet cake with cream cheese frosting.  Joining Mommie George were her longtime friends Maxine McCarter, 97, and Nettie Patrick, 89. Also attending the party were Julia George, Ann Mills.

Month of October
The Millington Lions Club meets at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington every second and fourth Tuesday at noon. The Lions Clubs works around the world for visually impaired and hearing impaired. The public is welcome to join the Club members and to make additional inquiries.

West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 3099 West Union Road is having a series of sermons based on the book of Hebrew, entitled “Jesus is Greater.” Morning worship service is at 11 a.m.  Come join the church for a message.  For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.

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.

Join Jeremy Rochell every Monday morning from 9 a.m.-noon for an educational program to make landscape improvements in local parks. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult or pre-register at 7942 Church Street in Millington.  All materials will be provided.  No fee to participate.

Soul Out Ministries’ Hot Nutritional Meal are served every Thursday at the Baker Community Center from noon to 1 p.m. The program is affiliated with Dream Interfaith Ministries and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator Carol Jenkins 949-1675.

Oct. 3-4
The St. William Women’s Club is having a yard sale on Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.  This will be inside the Annex located at the corner of Easley and Chambers. For more information, call Ruthann Olson at 872-7636.

Oct. 4
A Community Yard Sale will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Oct 4.  The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Booths are still available.  For more information, call Sharon Hance at 876-3265.
8th District Congressman Stephen Fincher will host Academy Day 2014 for interested middle and high school students. It’s an opportunity to meet with representatives, alumni and current Cadets and Midshipmen from all five Military Service Academies. The event is Saturday Oct. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at Briarcrest Christian School at 76 South Houston Levee Road in Eads. For more information, visit or call the Arlington office at 581-4718.

The Third Annual Heritage Festival will be held Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park at Shelter No. 3, 910 Riddick Road in Millington. It’s free to the public and will feature Civil War reenactment, living history, an 18th century camp, games, soap making, corn husk dolls, tomahawk throwing, Native American archery and more. For more information, call 876-5215.

There will be a Heath Fair Saturday at First United Methodist Church Millington in Williams Hall.  It’s open to the community. Methodist North Hospital will be there providing free Cholesterol, glucose screenings as well as signing women up for free mammograms.  The YMCA will be there.  Dr. Kevin Reed and his staff have donated items to give away. Many more community services will be represented.

Oct. 10
The UCAN Fifth Annual Swing for Success Golf Scramble to benefit UCAN’s Anti-Bullying Program Oct. 10 at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington. The format is a four-man scramble. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There is a cost per team which includes lunch, goody bag and winner’s trophy. For more information, call 262-8642 or visit
UCAN’s mission is to strengthen young adolescents through mentoring, personal development and education which will bring forth positive growth in the community. Stop bullying now!

Oct. 11
The Ecumenical Bazaar is coming up soon. The Millington Ecumenical Bazaar will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. You will find crafts, canned goods, jellies, home made baked goods, bread and candy.  There will also be White Elephant items. Come and support your local churches. For more information, call Susan Howard at 835-2426.

Oct. 18
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Barbeque Dinner on Saturday.  Dinner will include pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and dessert.  Take outs will start at noon with sit down service from 4:30-7 p.m. St. Anne’s is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington.  For more information, call 872-0303.

Oct. 25
Jack Leonard, a State Farm Agent in Millington will be hosting a community-wide safety day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at his office located at 8110 Highway 51 North. The Millington Fire Department, Millington Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to provide safety demonstrations and tips. A community-wide safety day and customer appreciation event offering tips and advice on fire and automobile safety, as well as to thank customers for their trust in State Farm. This event is free to the public. The Millington Fire Department will offer advice and tips on fire safety at home. The Millington Police Department will offer demonstrations and assist families with the proper installation of child safety seats in vehicles. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will offer advice and demonstrations on the hazards of drunk and distracted driving. The State Farm Good NeigBEAR® will be on hand, and refreshments will be served. There also will be a drawing for several door prize giveaways. Jack Leonard has been a State Farm agent in the Millington-area community for nearly 30 years. His customers are his friends and neighbors, and like a good neighbor he wants everyone to stay safe and healthy. Leonard believes this community event will offer important safety advice and tips of value to everyone.
Nov. 1
The Brighton High School Lady Cardinals will be hosting a 5k at the school on Nov. 1 beginning at 9 a.m.  It is a fundraiser for the program and Make-A-Wish Mid-South. For more information, call 837-5800.

Master Gardeners
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Master Gardener’s course and are available from either the Tipton County Extension Office located at 111 West Washington Ave. in Covington or by downloading one from the website at
The 15-week class begins on Jan. 6, 2015 at the Extension Office; each class is from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Applications should be submitted by Nov. 3 and there is a course fee must be paid by Nov. 28.  The course fee covers the cost of the student handbook and class materials. The handbook covers topics such as basic botany, soil composting, herb and vegetable gardening, turf grasses , weed control and a variety of other points of interest to gardeners.  Class presenters are Extension Agents, specialists from the University of Tennessee and other agencies and Master Gardeners.
The Master Gardener course is offered by the University of Tennessee; for more information, contact the Extension Office at 476-0231 or Mike Morrison at

Health and Wholeness Week
Millington First United Methodist Church presents  a Month of Health and Wholeness in October. All events are free to the public and being held at the church at 8029 Wilkinsville Road.
Week 1
Saturday, Oct. 4 Health Fair 9 a.m. to noon, Williams Hall, Free health screenings, diabetic and nutrition counseling, health information, and much more.
Sunday, Oct. 5 at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship-“Heath is more than 6-pack abs” with a special presentation by Rev. Brad Thomas of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.
Week 2
Sunday, Oct. 12  at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship- “Heart, Mind and Soul Go Hand in Hand” with a special presentations by Stephen Ministers, Roy Hall and Jan Cleveland.
Week 3
Saturday, Oct. 19 at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship-“A Teaspoon of Mustard does a Whole Lot of Good” and a special anointing service with Rev. Sam Pace.
Week 4
Sunday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship- “Finishing Strong”
“Finishing Strong” Seminar, noon, Williams Hall, Lunch provided, sponsored by the Stephen Ministers Topics:  Aging and End of Life, Hospice & Palliative Care, and Caring for the Elderly, Speakers:  Dr. Nathan Rawls, Jeffrey Harris and Linda Evans, R.N.  Participants will receive “The Five Wishes” document as part of this program.
For more information call the church at 872-4414

Public Service Announcement
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.
Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or
Additional Counseling
Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.  Call today for free screenings or referrals.   800-431-1754

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