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LOCAL BRIEFS – Oct. 11, 2023

Kristyn Mayberry named Hub City Hero

Lane College Assistant Professor of Education Kristyn Mayberry has been selected as September 2023 Hub City Hero.

Mayberry’s nominator said that she is an “outstanding individual” who “returned home to Jackson with the initiative to revamp and re-establish the education program and Lane College to prepare, mentor, and advise future educators.” Her nominator also said that she is a “helping hand to anyone who crosses her path and is passionate about education and mental health awareness.”

Mayberry said that she has always wanted to give back to her community.

“The community is so important to me. I grew up in the east Jackson area. I attended Jackson Central Merry High School and I’ve always been passionate about giving back and pouring into others especially the young adults and students in the community,” said Mayberry. “I feel like they need a mentor and advisor and someone that’s focused on their whole-selves.”

Mayberry is an advocate for mental health. She believes in pouring out into citizens and making sure they are successful in what they choose to do.

“I offer social and emotional training and sessions not only for the youth but for adults as well,” said Mayberry. “So I would appreciate if we could dig a little deeper within the community into how we are doing mentally, emotionally.”

Jackson Clinic announces new infectious disease physician

Dr. Casey Zelus joins The Jackson Clinic in a hybrid role with the Infectious Disease Department and also to assist The Jackson Clinic’s Hospitalist Department at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Dr. Zelus received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE. She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Zelus completed her residency and fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Dr. Zelus is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

An infectious disease specialist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses caused by microorganisms. The special skills of the infectious disease specialist are not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type and any cause.

Along with this knowledge comes a particular insight into the use of antibiotics and their potential adverse effects. The infectious disease specialist also has a deep understanding of immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread), and infection control.

Adelsberger Marketing announces fall webinars

Adelsberger Marketing has announced a series of three digital marketing webinars this fall. Kevin Adelsberger, the Founder of Adelsberger Marketing, will expand upon his expertise in the field as he leads the upcoming webinars. The webinars will be held October through December of this year at no cost.

The topics will cover Time Management, Brainstorming, and 90 Day Content Plans.

“The topics we chose cover a wide spectrum of digital marketing, but also play a vital role in its success,” says Kevin Adelsberger, the founder of Adelsberger Marketing. “Each topic encapsulates successful methods businesses can use to better their marketing efforts.

“We hope that by sharing our expertise we will help those around us become more educated in the digital marketing space and it will help them lead a more successful business.”

The webinars, which will be capped at 50 participants, will be held via Zoom and will feature a Q&A portion at the end. The first webinar will be held October 19, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Register online for any of the upcoming webinars at: https://kadelsberger.com/webinars/.

Bemis Historical Society

Bemis Historical Society extends an invitation to its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Bemis Mill Village Museum, located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson.

David Mayo will be this month’s featured presenter with a program titled “A True Community Cemetery.” He will provide a brief history of Bemis Cemetery along with a few highlights of those interred there.

The Bemis Mill Village Museum is equipped with handicap accessibility and houses an assortment of artifacts that narrate the story of Bemis through the ages. Attendees are encouraged to visit the museum’s Company Store, and a preview of the museum can be found on bemishistory.org.

Membership in Bemis Historical Society is an opportunity to contribute to the preservation and celebration of Bemis’ rich history. Annual society membership dues are $25, and they can be conveniently paid at the meeting or sent by mail to PO Box 9266, Jackson, TN 38314-9266.

Ruritan Club chicken stew

The Pinson Ruritan Club will have their bi-annual stew Saturday, Oct. 28 at The Ruritan Building in Pinson. Stew will be ready for pick up from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. The price is $25 per gallon. Please bring your own container if possible. To reserve call Becky Ellis 731-225-3231 or 731-988-5240.

Multiage programs at JMC Library throughout October 

The Jackson-Madison County Library is thrilled to be hosting a Big Read of Madeline Miller’s Circe, made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts Grant. There are several programs going on this month for all ages and interests. Participants can pick up a free copy of Circe, or one of the aged companion titles, while supplies last. 

October 12 at 10:30 a.m.: Kid’s Olympics. Conger Park, 1453 N. Highland Ave. Kids of all ages can come and try their hand at modern versions of Olympic events– as well as learn about how they started! 

October 17 at 5 p.m.: Board Game Night. Canada’s Collectible Games, 33B Carriage House Drive. Come play board games at our favorite local game store and take your chance at winning a gift card! 

October 20 at 7 p.m.: Bad Art Night. Hub City Brewing, 250 W. Main Street. Join us for some drinks while you do your best to recreate classic Greek art. 

October 21 at 2 p.m.: Marvel Club Presents The Eternals. Main Library, 433 E. Lafayette Street. Fans of Marvel comics and movies can enjoy the showing of Eternals, which has tons of mythology references throughout! Popcorn and drinks provided. 

October 27 at 7 p.m.: Kiki’s Delivery Service. Main Library, 433 E. Lafayette Street. Watch this Studio Ghibli classic with us in our park, with interactive scripts to follow along with. Bring a blanket to sit on. Popcorn and drinks provided. 

October 28 at 11 a.m.: Circe Book Discussion. Turntable Coffee Counter, 300 E. Main Street. Come discuss your thoughts about Circe with others who have read it, and have some coffee, too! 

October 28 at 1 p.m.: Greek Food and Cooking. Main Library, 433 E. Lafayette Street. Learn how to make Greek snacks and food; and taste test some traditional dishes! 

For more information on this event, please contact Shayne Plunk at 731-425-8600. You also can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Madison County at jmclibrary.org.  

The Jackson-Madison County Library is located at 433 E. Lafayette St. in downtown. For more information, contact the Library at 731-425-8600, visit the Library’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/JMCLibrary or its website at www.jmclibrary.org.

UofM Lambuth planetarium announces October schedule 

The University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium has announced its schedule of shows for August: 

  • Friday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. – “Light Years from Andromeda” 
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 3:45 p.m., Kids’ After School Special Planetarium Show – “Capcom GO!”  
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. – “MarsQuest”  
  • Friday, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. – “MarsQuest”  
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. – “TimeSpace”  
  • Friday, Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m. – “TimeSpace”  
  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m., Kids’ Saturday Morning Planetarium Show – “The Cowboy Astronomer”   
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity”

Schools or groups interested in scheduling a show should email planetarium@memphis.edu, or call Holley Wood, coordinator, at 731.425.7368. Presentations are free to groups and individuals, with free parking in the conveniently located Hyde lot. 

Doors open 15 minutes before showtime. For safety reasons, there is no seating once the “IN USE” lights are on. No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium. 

Jackson Area Community Band’s Fall/Winter Concert

The Jackson Area Community Bands will present their next concert on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 beginning at 7 p.m.  The concert will take place at Union University’s Savage Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Winds, conducted by Tony Burriss, will carry listeners on “A trip to the British Isles,” with selections by British composers Gustov Holst, Percy Grainger, Clare Grundman, Edward Elgar and Vaughan Williams. 

The Swing Orchestra, conducted by David Kyles, will present a program of “A Little Holiday Music” featuring A Little Night Music, O Holy Night, a Nutcracker Overture arranged by Duke Ellington, Tuxedo Junction by Glenn Miller and other favorites.

The Jackson Area Community Bands is a fund of the Community Foundation of West Tennessee, with all donations being tax deductible. Its conductors and musicians live in West Tennessee and donate their services to bring live family friendly music to the community.

For more information visit them on Facebook or send an email to jacommbands@gmail.com.

Public meetings

Here’s a look at upcoming public meetings held by the Madison County Commission. Unless otherwise noted, all county commission committee meetings happen at the County Finance Complex at 1981 Hollywood Drive:

  • Agenda review: Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
  • County Commission meeting: Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at 605 Airways Blvd. in Jackson. Seminar Room 150

Jackson-Madison County School Board meetings happen at the Central Office at 310 North Parkway:

  • Oct. 16 – School board work session, 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 17 – Education vision meeting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 – School board meeting, 5:30 p.m.
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