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VOL. 117 | NO. 86 | Thursday, May 1, 2003

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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 or 545-4078.

 

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 program.

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 winner.

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, Empowerment) Foundation.

For information, call coordinator David Williams at 529-0111.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 64 87 1,429
MORTGAGES 39 60 1,107
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 0 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 0 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0