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Coffee Break – FedEx to Present Southwest With First Check

July 28, 2008

FedEx Corp. will present Southwest Tennessee Community College with $150,000 Monday, the first of its five-year, $2 million pledge to support the college’s expansion, including a new nursing, natural sciences and biotechnology building.

The gift is the largest in the school’s history.

A reception will follow the presentation at 9:30 a.m. at the campus, 5983 Macon Cove.

Local brew on tap Monday

Here’s your chance, local aleheads, to support craft beer- makers.

Ghost River Brewing, established by the co-founders of Boscos, will launch its new product Monday.

The name is taken from the Ghost River, a section of the Wolf River famous for its mythical and utterly disorienting character.

Memphis water is the key ingredient and a huge bonus for connoisseurs, says Chuck Skypeck, head brewer.

The beers, produced at 827 S. Main and sold in local restaurants and bars, include Ghost River Golden, Glacial Pale Ale, Brown Ale and a rotating selection of seasonal beers.

And if you buy it on tap, make sure to notice the canoe-paddle shaped tap handles, Skypeck says.

A list of establishments offering the products will soon be available at the brewery’s Web site.

In keeping with the company’s slogan, “Think global, drink local,” a portion of the proceeds from every barrel will be donated to the Wolf River Conservancy.

The beers will be sold through Southwestern Distributing Co.

For details, visit ghostriver brewing.com.

Brush up nursing skills

If you’re a nurse and wish to improve your skills, plan to attend a Tennessee Nurses Association seminar Wednesday at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar.

Gary Sculli, former airline pilot, will discuss how aviation techniques, including checklists and others, have been proven to improve health care safety.

Dr. Christopher A. Morrison will discuss wound care techniques.

Registration for the all-day begins 8:45 a.m. Cost is $40 for Tennessee Nurses Association members, $10 for students, and $75 for others.

For details, call 523-8990 ext. 7136.

Kiwanis gathering

The East Memphis Kiwanis Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin.

Guest speaker Dennis Wilson, research associate professor at the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, will discuss strains on the local economy.

The event is free; guests are welcome.

For details, contact Mathis Young at mathis.young@ bankparagon.com.


Well said

Jane Austen, British writer:

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”


Originally published by The Commercial Appeal .

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