VOL. 117 | NO. 86 | Thursday, May 1, 2003
Shelby Countys second Military Appreciation Day, celebrated Saturday,
honors families of deployed military personnel
Shelby Countys second Military Appreciation Day, celebrated
Saturday, honors families of deployed military personnel.
Presented by the county mayors office and the Shelby County
Office of Veteran Services, this years festivities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Pipkin Building, Mid-South Fairgrounds, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd.
Military families can make reservations by calling 545-4077
The second annual Same Book, Same Time book club program
kicks off May 31 at all Memphis-Shelby County Library locations. This years
book selection will be announced at noon today in front of the Central Library,
3030 Poplar Ave.
Last year, thousands of readers borrowed copies of Gifted
Hands by Dr. Ben Carson. Many others purchased copies from area bookstores.
Standing-room-only crowds greeted Carson at library events to promote the
This years program, made possible by an Assisi Foundation
grant, runs through July 26. For information, call LINC, 415-2700.
National Teachers Day will be observed nationwide Tuesday.
In Memphis, the Memphis Education Association is hosting its
23rd annual National Teachers Day banquet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday
Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
The event is designed to recognize the contributions of
educators in the community. Among those to be honored at the banquet are the
2003 MEA Friend of Education award winner, MEA scholarship recipients, the most
senior teachers in the association and the Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence
In addition, the MEA/Horace Mann School of the Year winners
will be announced.
Keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Reg Weaver, National
Education Association president.
MEA, one of the largest locals in the NEA, represents more
than 8,000 Memphis City Schools teachers and support professionals.
The quarterly meeting of the Memphis Credit & Bankruptcy
Collaborative begins at 3 p.m. May 13 at The Community Foundation, 1900 Union
Ave. The event is sponsored by the RISE (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions,
For information, call coordinator David Williams at