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VOL. 123 | NO. 129 | Wednesday, July 2, 2008


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Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is “Top to Bottom: How to Do Real Estate Evictions” with Craig Beard, an attorney with Gotten, Wilson, Savory & Beard PLLC. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, including a complete agenda, call Chief Administrator Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board will meet today at noon in the conference room at 65 Union Ave., Suite 1120. For more information, call John L. Baker at 527-6400.

The Center City Commission’s Design Review Board will meet today at 5 p.m. in the CCC conference room at 114 N. Main St. For more information, contact Dawn Vinson at 575-0555 or vinson@downtownmemphis.com.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host “CMOM Family Nights” beginning Thursday and continuing every Thursday night in July at CMOM, 2525 Central Ave. Concessions will be available and a family movie will be shown in the Malco 4 Kids at 6:15 p.m. The museum will remain open until 8 p.m. and parents are encouraged to bring their children after work.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will host the fifth annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the keynote speaker. The awards recognize distinguished work by public servants of the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. Two public servants will be honored – one elected official and one non-elected public employee. Tickets to the luncheon are $35 per person or $300 for a 10-person table. For more information, call 737-8411 or e-mail lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

Fayette County Animal Rescue has been ordered to shut down by Fayette County government. As a result, FCAR will host an adoption event Saturday at PetSmart at Wolfchase Galleria. All animals come spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and the adoption fee is $95. For more information, call FCAR at 854-2565, e-mail fayettefcar@hotmail.com or visit www.fayettefcar.com.

The Center for Southern Folklore will host a performance by blues musicians Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Center for Southern Folklore Store, 123 S. Main St. Admission is $5.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will bring “The Fight Back Express” to the Memphis area Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Avenue Carriage Crossing in Collierville. For more information, go to www.acscan.org.

The Center City Commission will hold its annual luncheon July 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 149 Union Ave. Maurice Cox, director of design for the National Endowment for the Arts, will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $55 per person or $500 per table of 10. Reservation should be made by Thursday by visiting  www.downtownmemphis.com.

PROPERTY SALES 74 74 17,939
MORTGAGES 95 95 20,660
BUILDING PERMITS 141 141 36,977
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 11,485