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VOL. 123 | NO. 248 | Friday, December 19, 2008

Events

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A Holiday Book Signing Party will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bluff City Bayou Restaurant, 694 Madison Ave. Photographer Jack Kenner, chef Les Carloss, Oak Hall owner Bob Levy and other Mid-South authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign copies of their books. For more information, call 722-8877.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security, Disaster Preparedness and 911 Communications Center will meet Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. The full commission will meet in the lobby chambers at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The R.S.V.P. Program will collect old cell phones for use as 911 emergency cell phones for senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse. Phones and batteries may be dropped off through Dec. 31 at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, 2670 Union Ave. Extended, Suite 1000. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those with a donation of 10 or more phones should call Joanne Lowe at 515-2084 for pickup.

The Giant Rats of Sumatra will meet Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Reservations are required. The cost is $42. To register, call Joe Highfill at 731-847-4254 by Dec. 29.

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host an Internet Basics II Class Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at the library, 3030 Poplar Ave. To register for the class, call 415-2722.

The Desoto Athletic Club will host the first DAC New Year’s Eve 10K race Dec. 31 at DAC’s Collierville location, 440 W. Powell Road. Registration is available from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. The race will benefit the Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center. Members and nonmembers are eligible to participate. To register, visit www.racesonline.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 71 233 2,852
MORTGAGES 74 171 1,954
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 312
BUILDING PERMITS 125 894 6,595
BANKRUPTCIES 34 206 1,183
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 115 606
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0