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People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can often become increasing isolated as their condition progresses. Social interaction and activities that stimulate the brain are critical to mental and behavioral health and help slow deterioration. Dorothy's Place is a day facility offering a solution to isolation for patients and their caregivers. It's located in Hickory Hill...
When a private, Montessori-based school turns 28, a celebration – complete with cake, games and lots of fun – becomes the order of the day as was the case recently at 1st Class Montessori School. “It’s been a long road, but God was with me every step of the way,”...
When one has touched the lives of many and come through – time and again – in challenging circumstances, the news of his/her passing tends to spur a flow of condolences and fond remembrances. Such is the case with Bishop Edward Lynn Brown. Known by many as “E. Lynn Brown,”...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender For the coordinators and volunteers associated with the Veterans Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, one way of saying “thank you” to a group of remarkable people is to start with a blue recycle bag. Over 50 volunteers gathered on Wednesday (November 20) at the...
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The Shelby County Commission on Monday approved $80,000 to go towards on-site testing at dozens of Shelby County Schools system sites where there has been detection of potentially dangerous amounts of lead. The funds will be transferred to the Shelby County Health Department to test 19,000 students attending the 35...
Jesse J. Holland -- whose literary works include "Who is the Black Panther?" -- tells a Memphis gathering that, "We all need heroes!" Setting: 25th Annual African American Male Image Awards presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Hobson-Goodlow Foundation at the Holiday Inn at the University...
A near-capacity crowd celebrated the Zion Community Project’s 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner at Rhodes College in support of the Historic Zion Christian Cemetery, 1426 South Parkway East, last Thursday. Using the theme “Zion: Still We Rise!,” local WREG-TV Channel 3 anchor Alex Coleman guided the program that included a welcome...
“Faith without works is dead.” That verse from James 2 has always been a scripture my family lived by. And it’s part of the reason why our family – the Bernal E. Smith II family – presented the West Cancer Center in Cordova with 100 pink blankets. This year, our family...