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Local Ebola response part of ongoing preparation

Ebola

Shelby County Health Department Director Yvonne Madlock says getting useful information to the public, physicians and other health care workers is essential when it comes to preparedness for the growing threat of the Ebola virus.

That objective drove a media briefing that Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr. convened at the county’s Vasco Smith Administration building on Tuesday.

Family picnic attracts a positive-minded ‘mob’

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A “mob” descended upon Audubon Park on Sunday (Oct. 19th) from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, this “mob” was not a group of violent individuals disturbing the peace but various people gathered together for free food, entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, bouncers for kids, and a good cause.

Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, (F.F.U.N.) held its fifth annual Multicultural Unity in the Community Picnic. The theme of the picnic was “Celebrating Our Differences.”

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

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FRIDAY

Draw The Line 4Peace Vigil
9pm | Peabody at Bellevue

* Narnia
7:30pm | Hattiloo Theatre

* Zoo Boo
5:30pm-9:30pm | Memphis Zoo

‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

Domestic Violence

Tajuana Clark fought as much as she could to stop the onslaught of verbal, psychological and physical abuse for nearly half of her 8½ years of marriage. After reaching the breaking point, she bolted with her six children and ended up homeless on the streets of Memphis.

More than 11 years of marriage also ended for Dione Pruitt, who was subjected to her husband’s cruelty of verbal, psychological and physical abuse. She vamoosed with her five children, risking it all. With nowhere to turn and no one to turn to, sleeping in the car was her only recourse.

 

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Four-year-old model Jevin Crochrell – too cute to lose

Model

He is currently signed with five agencies, including an agreement with the Donna Groff Agency this past January. Parent Magazine featured him on its cover after winning the cutest kid award. He reaped the Child Model of the Year Award, Finale Award and Comedian Award en route to winning the Actors Model Talent for Christ competition in Orlando, Fla., where he beat out 900 contestants. That’s 899 Nos and 1 Yes!

Continuously busy for showcases, photo shoots and plays, he’s also been the weather kid for Action News 5. In October, Parent Magazine had him back on the cover, this time dressed as pirate pitching Halloween costumes.

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Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

Block Party

“Social Responsibility” will be the focus of the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace, which is set for Oct. 24-26th.

“Coming on the heels of such serious incidents as the mob attacks and domestic violence tragedies in our city, we feel it’s the right thing to do in focusing this year’s event on social responsibility,” said State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Block Party founder and organizer.

Kroger and BRIDGES USA partner to support youth leadership

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The Kroger Delta Division and Bridges USA have embarked on a three-year partnership that includes a $50,000 donation to help promote youth leadership.
 
The partnership was announced last week at the Kroger location at the corner of Poplar and Highland. It comes about a month after a group of young people attacked three people, including Kroger employees, on the parking lot of the Kroger store in the Poplar Plaza Shopping Center. About two weeks later, another group of young people attacked a car with a woman and her young daughter inside.

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

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SATURDAY

Memphis Grizzles vs. Atlanta Hawks

FedExForum | 7:00 p.m.

University of Memphis Tigers Football vs. University of Houston

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium | 6:00 p.m.

The Epitome of Soul Awards Honoring Stevie Wonder

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | 8:00 P.M.