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1. MUS Students Win Regional Hunger Challenge -

A Memphis University School group took first place in a regional competition of community service, charitable giving, and hunger-relief awareness activities called the Hunger Challenge. The club’s activities resulted in about 60,500 meals provided to Memphians in crisis.

2. MUS Students Win Regional Hunger Challenge -

A Memphis University School group took first place in a regional competition of community service, charitable giving, and hunger-relief awareness activities called the Hunger Challenge. The club’s activities resulted in about 60,500 meals provided to Memphians in crisis.

3. Ford Talks Then And Now Of Politics -

Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. still talks about his early political schedule as a first-time candidate in 1996 speaking to Memphis kindergarten students.

Now he is 45 and has been out of elected office for nearly nine years. Ford is at a point where he can talk about “kids” in the public policy class he teaches at the University of Michigan.

4. Orgel, Shular Honored With Dunavant Awards -

Shelby County Schools board member Billy Orgel and Shelby County government public affairs officer Steve Shular receive the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards Wednesday, March 25, from the Rotary Club of Memphis East.

5. Orgel Traces Path to School Board -

The first chairman of the consolidated Shelby County Schools board judges how well the school board is performing its duties by how mundane its monthly voting meeting is.

“It’s almost boring to come to a school board meeting,” said Billy Orgel, who was appointed to the 23-member board in 2011 and has been re-elected twice. “There’s not theatrics by anybody and we genuinely all like each other. There’s not a backstory. And there are not factions. I think it’s a good model for other bodies.”

6. Shular, Orgel to Receive Dunavant Awards -

The public affairs officer for Shelby County government with a reach beyond the media and a Shelby County Schools board member whose elected service began at a time of historic change in local public education are the recipients of the 2015 Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.

7. This week in Memphis history: August 8-14 -

1993: What would be the city’s last civic drive for a National Football League franchise was taking season ticket pledges with former Green Bay Packers middle linebacker Willie Davis among those in the ownership group, led by Billy Dunavant of Dunavant Enterprises.

8. Lot of Love Remains for Tennis Tourney -

The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis serves as a reminder of the city’s unique sports mix and how much that mix says about our civic aspirations.

It is a welcome reminder after the last month of incessant chatter about being a “small market” NBA franchise.

9. Dunavant Acquires Houston-based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

10. Dunavant Acquires Houston-Based Intermodal Firm -

Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.

11. Lasting Legacies -

Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.

For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.

12. Novelist and Attorney Gillen Recalls Time on Cotton Row -

Neal P. Gillen is an attorney and author whose seventh novel was recently published.

“The Night Clerks” is a murder mystery with plenty of Memphis connections.

Gillen, general counsel for the American Cotton Shippers Association in Washington has also written a poem about the Little Tea Shop, the Downtown institution on Cotton Row known for its clientele from the Memphis legal community.

13. Memphians: Face it, You’re Funky -

funky adjective (funkier, funkiest ) informal
1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.
• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : She likes wearing funky clothes.
2 strongly musty : Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.

14. JUST DUCKY -

While they may look like ducks and float like ducks, you can't quite call them ducks - and that is exactly the point.

A good duck decoy does all those things well enough to lure the water-dwelling birds into the sights of waiting hunters.

15. Annual Outdoors Expo Ducks Out for Good -

The Ducks Unlimited Expo is now a thing of the past.

Organizers at DU have decided officially to eliminate the event, citing other fund-raising opportunities as a reason.

Last year was the first year for the DU Expo, which replaced the popular Great Outdoors Festival after its 10-year run ended. Those who faithfully attended the events would have been gearing up for the expo in the coming month.

16. Private Involvement in Public Schools Offers Hope -

In a speech to the nation's governors at an education summit last year, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates called the nation's high schools obsolete - and his ideas about how to fix that problem are having a profound effect on the way Memphis schools operate.

17. Local Researchers Study Avian Flu Threat -

It's hard to miss the fact that the world is on edge over a strain of influenza that regularly kills birds and could someday expand its deadly reach among humans.

It's especially hard to miss when world leaders say the worst-case scenario is so frightening that much more should have been done long ago to be ready for it. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said as much in a recent interview with Newsweek, giving his take on the H5N1 strain of avian flu that has caused the deaths of more than 100 million domesticated birds since 2003, infected 122 people since 2004 and killed 62 of them.

18. Boy Scouts to HonorCotton Industry Leader - Memphis cotton magnate Billy Dunavant is being honored this week by the Chickasaw Council of Boy Scouts of America for a lifetime of community service. The council's Distinguished Citizen Award, to be presented at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at The

19. DU, Arts Council Host National Event -

Even before it was announced that the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition was leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time in its 71-year history to come to Memphis, the national contest already had a few connections to the Bluff City.

20. Archived Article: Lead - By Andy Meek

Cotton Museum Set for Front Street

Cotton merchant dedicates space to Downtowns past

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

At The Little Tea Shop in Downtown Memphis, theres a portrait of 12 businessmen behind the cash register, a gro...

21. Archived Article: Mus P2 - MUS to dedicate school, campus center MUS to dedicate school, campus center Memphis University School will dedicate the new Dunavant Upper School and MUS Campus Center in festivities beginning at 2 p.m. April 21. The event will take place in the cam...

22. Archived Article: Standout - Bill Dunavant Cotton ambassador By MARY DANDO The Daily News Despite reports to the contrary, cotton is still king in Memphis. And William Buchanan "Bill" Dunavant III should know. Recently elected president of Cotton Council International...

23. Archived Article: Back Filler - Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2 Four gifts worth $1 million have helped launch a $2.7 million fund-raising campaign by Partners In Public Education. The non-profit organization will use the money to further support reform initiat...