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VOL. 123 | NO. 237 | Thursday, December 4, 2008


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The Memphis Bar Association will host a luncheon today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The luncheon will feature a presentation of the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award to Al Harvey and the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award to Kirk Caraway. For more information, call 527-3573.

BlueCross Medicare Advocates will hold a community meeting today at 10 a.m. at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 918 Looney Ave. The meeting is to provide information about the new Medicare options. For more information about the meeting, call BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee at 1-800-561-4331.

The University of Memphis will host the final session of a five-part series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination” in Room 226 of the University of Memphis McWherter Library. The final session will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The series, which discusses Jewish literature, is free and will be led by Dr. David Patterson. For more information or reservations, contact Ross Johnson at 678-8211 or rmjohnsn@memphis.edu.

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main St.

The Friends of Memphis Public Library Book Sale will be held today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. In addition to books, DVDs, CDs, cassettes and magazines also will be on sale. Prices for items start at 10 cents and go up to $2. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Memphis Public Library & Information Center. For more information, call 415-2700.

Girls Inc. will host “Taste of the Holidays” Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its office, 60 N. Third St. The party will have holiday food and drinks for $5 per person. For more information, call 523-0217.

Memphis Heritage Inc. will hold its 2009 Memphis Heritage Calendar Release Party in collaboration with a Fashion Trunk Show by Stacie Waddell’s Blu Champagne on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. There will be a sneak preview of the latest vintage photography collection, “Newman’s Memphis,” by late, local photographer Don Newman. For more information, call 272-2727.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association will sponsor its fourth annual oratorical contest for Memphis and Shelby County students ages 14 to 18. The contest topic is titled “As it Pertains to Dr. King’s Dream, What is the Significance of the 2008 Presidential Election?”

To enter, applicants must submit a completed application, letter of recommendation, a two-minute essay and verification of a 2.5 or higher grade point average. The deadline is Friday. For more details and an application, visit www.mifa.org.

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