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Calendar of Events February 26, 2015

Cal Opt Club HonoreesThe Millington Optimist Club recently honored two area students. On Thursday Feb. 12, Millington Central High School seniors Lindsey Harris and Holly Smith were recognized by the Millington Optimist Club during a Youth Appreciation program at their regular bi-monthly meeting at Pig N Whistle restaurant for their outstanding volunteer work in the Optimist programs aimed at helping children of the community. Examples of their work were cited as volunteers with the Millington Trojan Athletic League in helping to operate the concession stand preparing and selling food to raise money for the League and work in the Target House Christmas program where they helped to prepare and serve food for Target House residents and staff and distribute gifts to all of the St. Jude patients and their families who were residents at Target House. For more information, call Cathy Barrington at 872-3419 or e-mail

Month of February
Free E-File Friday will start Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The program will continue until April 10. Sign-up outside starting at 9 a.m. until full for the day. Bring 1095A if health insurance purchased through marketplace. For more information for the program in your community, visit or call 1-888-227-7669.

The Spring Session of KICKS in now in session at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  KICKS stands for Kids In Christ the King and is a youth based program that meets on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.  Included is a meal, followed by worship, crafts and recreation.  There is a fee. If your child has not been attending, make plans now to enroll them. The church is located at 3099 West Union Road in Millington. For more information, call 876-5757.

Tickets are now available for the locally-made movie “Awakening Of A Troubled Mind” third showing. The first two showing have old out. The movie will be screened at Studio On The Square on Thursday, March 12 and there will be an addition showings  with the 7 and 9 p.m. The third showing will be on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the same location. This is a RIPP Entertainment Film Production and for more information, call 921-2456.

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.

The Millington Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Pig N Whistle located at 6084 Kerrville Rosemark Road. For more information, call George Crews at 872-4232 or e-mail

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.

West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church is inviting all to their Sunday morning worship services. The subject of the worship services during January, 2015, is Stewardship. Rev. James Hamblin will be delivering the message each Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

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.

Soul Out Ministries’ Hot Nutritional Meal are served every Thursday at the Baker Community Center at 7942 Church Street from noon to 1 p.m. The program is a local non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator and CEO Carol Jenkins 949-1675.

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
Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.  Call today for free screenings or referrals.   800-431-1754

Next Week at
Millington Public Library

*Youth Art Class
Feb. 26, @ 3 p.m.

*AARP free tax filing
Feb. 27, @ 10a.m. - 3 p.m.

*Story Time
Feb. 27, @ 11 a.m.

*Wildlife Program
Feb. 28, @ 1 p.m.

For more information, call 872-1585.

Feb. 26-March 1
The Babe Howard JUCO Classic will be held Feb. 26-March 1 at USA Stadium in Millington located at 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. The collegiate baseball action starts at 4 p.m. at USA Baseball Field 1. There is a cost per day. For more information, call 873-1900.

March 2
March Meeting of the Lucy Garden Club will be held March 2. The guest speaker will be Paul Little, owner and grower of “Little Hill Nursery” in Memphis. Little will be talking about growing Sedum in the Mid-South. Little, a professional grower of Sedum, is a long time grower and brings a wealth of knowledge and love of this popular succulent. Lucy Garden Club meets at the Lucy Wedding Chapel at 6185 Chase Road in Millington. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with our guest speaker followed by refreshments and than the business meeting.  All neighbors in North Shelby County and the surrounding communities are invited to attend this free presentation. For more information, call Tom Mashour at 872-3593 or 337-0046.

March 4
KICKS will meet on Wednesday night, March 4, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by worship, crafts and recreation.  The theme is Despicable Me Minion Night.  For more information, call 876-5757.

March 18
KICKS will meet on Wednesday night, March 18, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m followed by worship, crafts and recreation.  The theme is Rock Star Night.  For more information, call 876-5757.

Returning in 2015 –
April 10 & 11 in Atoka
After a very successful years, the Atoka BBQ Fest will be back again in 2015. The contest will take place in Atoka on April 10 and 11. It will be located at Nancy Lane Park, 118 Atoka Park Ave., on the South side of the Park. The contest will again be sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network, featuring Pro and Challenger divisions. New for 2015, is the Kids Cook-Off, don’t forget to check it out. All of the great live music, family entertainment, and vendors will be back again. All information regarding the contest can be found at this link including; contest rules and entry form, kids cook-off rules and entry form, sponsorship opportunities, vendor application, judging application, and band application.

April 25
The Second Annual Horseapalooza at Woodstock Cuba Saddle Club will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Flo Munoz at 308-3424 or Lydia Holland at -282-9709.

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