August 10, 2012 - Memphis - Baptist Memorial Health Care



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Baptist Union County’s HealthPlex gets new Children discover coping skills at annual Camp Got fiber? Benefits and tips to increase
look, new tools
Good Grief
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Chronic disease doesn’t stop Baptist pharmacist from riding for MS research
Twelve years ago, Michelle Edgerson had to pray to make it across the
room on foot. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 and had
to use a cane to walk. Thanks to her new infusion treatment and a team of
great doctors, Edgerson is now doing a lot more than walking on her own,
she is riding 150 miles to raise money for research to help people like her
who suffer from MS.
A pharmacist at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Edgerson is
from Monroe, La., and moved to Memphis in 1998. Two years later, she
noticed the right side of her body was weak and became very spastic.
“I lost the ability to write, and my right hand would contort. My right
leg would drag, and running into the wall became normal. Little things
like brushing your teeth was difficult, and I would often hit myself in the
mouth,” she said.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the
central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and
optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or
severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and
specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to
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Baptist pharmacist Michelle Edgerson suffers from multiple sclerosis and at one
point could barely walk. She is now training to ride 150 miles in the Bike MS 150
ride to raise money for MS research.
Baptist announces key leadership
Beverly Jordan
Dana Dye
Baptist Memorial Health Care
recently tapped Beverly D. Jordan,
vice president and chief nursing
executive to lead the organization’s
transition to a new electronic health
records vendor, Epic.
Dana Dye, chief nursing officer at
the organization’s flagship hospital,
Baptist named one of Best Places to
Work in Healthcare
Baptist Memorial HospitalMemphis, will step into Jordan’s
Modern Healthcare magazine named Baptist Memorial Health Care one of
the nation’s top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” Close to 400 health
care organizations across the country competed for this very prestigious
national distinction.
Jordan, a Baptist colleague since
1977, will serve as vice president
and chief clinical transformation
officer. According to Baptist leadership, her newly created role
reflects the magnitude and scope of
Baptist’s partnership with Epic.
According to the magazine, the Best Places to Work in Healthcare program
recognizes outstanding employers in the health care industry. Although
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in Union City, Tenn., made the list in
2010 and 2011, this year Baptist Memorial Health Care elected to contend for
this award as an entire health care system and team; Baptist was one of a few
large systems and the only local health care system to be named to the list.
The project will involve all 14
Baptist-affiliated hospitals along
with its clinics and financial
systems. All 14,000 Baptist
employees and 4,000 affiliated
physicians will be affected by the
The extensive application and selection process required Baptist to assimilate information throughout the system exemplifying its many attributes in an
array of categories. In addition, colleagues throughout the Baptist system were
selected at random to participate in the employee survey process, which is
another component in the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work validation
process. The Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work committee then assesses
each organization on its organizational merits and employee survey participation and responses.
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GuideStone Representative Schedule
Dates and times are subject to change. Please contact your facility’s human
resources office for information. Baptist colleagues can contact David
Proctor at 901-226-3516 or e-mail [email protected]
Aug. 15.......................................Baptist Booneville
Aug. 21.................................Baptist Union County
Aug. 16.......................................Baptist Collierville
Aug. 22............................................Baptist DeSoto
Aug. 20.........................................Baptist Memphis
Aug. 23..........................Baptist North Mississippi
Children discover coping skills at
annual Camp Good Grief
On Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, Baptist Memorial
Hospital for Women will host a special event for Baptist colleagues to
celebrate the launch of its pediatric services.
Camp Wellness is a free back-to-school health fair for all ages with
tours of the new pediatric wing of the hospital, games, food, free prizes
and giveaways.
The fair will feature car seat checks, fingerprinting, backpack safety,
vision and hearing screenings, nutrition tips, pediatric dentists, poison
control tips, handwashing tips, safety tips from the police department
and information on immunizations and fire safety. Colleagues also will
have the opportunity to tour the unit and meet the pediatric team.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is sponsoring a Well4Life program
designed around four aspects of wellness–physical, nutritional, financial
and spiritual. Activities have been planned to address each area of wellness.
Exercise Classes
Free Zumba: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. in BEC3-5
Free Yoga: Tuesday at 4 p. m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m., both in SR4
Free Tai Chi: Monday (SR4) and Thursday(SR1), both at 4:30 p.m.
Left, camper buddy Roy hoists camper Jake on his shoulders and right, camper
buddy and former camper Parker with his camper, Dewarren.
This year, 40 children between the ages of 7-12 attended Camp Good
Grief at its new location, For the Kingdom Camp in Memphis. The annual
bereavement day camp is for children who have suffered the loss of a loved
one within the past two years. Children have the opportunity to explore
their grief through art, music, drama therapeutic activities and support
Cycling Club
Weekly opportunities for new and advanced cyclers. Check announcement
screens for specific day and meet at the discharge area in the back of the
Baptist Memphis 5K Fun Run & Walk for Wellness
Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 a.m. at Shelby Farms. Registration is $15 for Baptist
Baptist Trinity Hospice created the Mid-South’s first children’s bereavement camp as a way to address the needs of children in the grieving process.
The Camp Good Grief 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk benefiting Baptist
Trinity’s Camp Good Grief program will be held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Memorial
Park Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Register at
Daily Devotions
Daily devotions are available by email. Send your request to
[email protected] to be added to the email distribution list.
Prayer Time
Monday through Friday 9:30–9:45 a.m. and on Sundays, 10–10:30 a.m. in
the Chapel.
Multiple Sclerosis
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Edgerson now receives a monthly drug infusion, Tysabri, which, according
to the National MS Society, is a laboratory-produced monoclonal antibody. It
is designed to hamper movement of potentially damaging immune cells from
the bloodstream, across the “blood-brain barrier” into the brain and spinal
cord. The drug delays the accumulation of physical disability and reduces the
frequency of a flare up of symptoms.
Farmer’s Market
Fridays Aug. 10 and Sept. 7, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the tent in the Ambulatory
Parking Lot
Healthy Cooking Demos Aug. 14 and 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Willows Café
“I don’t have to struggle with my body anymore. It’s not only a testament to
God’s goodness, it’s also a testament to why people should ride the MS 150.
Riders raise money to enable researchers to discover things like the drug I’m
on now. I don’t live the way I used to live, which was by the skin of my teeth,
praying for every literal step I took to get me from one side of the room to the
other,” she said.
“Finances 911” presented by CONCERN on MOnday, Aug. 27 at noon and
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium.
Baptist’s Women’s Health Center hosts Women Helping Other Women, a
breast cancer support group, on the second Tuesday of every month at 7
p.m. The next meeting will be held Aug. 14 in the Women’s Health Center
at 50 Humphreys Blvd., Suite 23.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer, undergoing breast cancer treatment or
recovering from breast cancer are invited to attend.
Edgerson says God gave her the vision to ride the MS 150 in 2010, and she
hasn’t looked back since.
“I had no desire to ride long distances, but I felt like the Lord called me to
do this so I did. I never knew anything about the MS 150. The entire vision
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came from God.”
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
psalm 29:2
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Freeman joins Baptist as director of
Government Relations
Baptist Memorial Health Care recently selected Mary
Freeman as director of Government Relations. In the
new position, Freeman will provide leadership and
direction relative to government and legislative matters
impacting patient care and/or business operations
within Baptist.
Freeman is a graduate of Tennessee State University
Mary Freeman
where she earned a bachelor of science in speech
Before joining Baptist, she served in a variety of government relations positions including director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority and the director
of legislation for Governor Phil Bredesen.
She will play a key role in developing a government relations program that
addresses health care issues and will provide legislative updates regarding
governmental matters, regulatory issues and healthcare trends while
highlighting the potential impact to the Baptist system.
Multiple Sclerosis
Children learn healthy nutrition skills at Baptist
HealthPlex in Oxford
On Thursday, July 26, children gathered at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North
Mississippi’s HealthPlex in Oxford for a motivating cooking class. Dolores Grisanti
Katsotis works with children's nutrition and her recent book, Chef Dough Dough
and the Giant Purple Grape, encourages children to make healthier decisions
regarding nutrition. Chef Dough Dough demonstrated two healthy recipes, englishmuffin pizzas and rainbow fruit skewers, and Baptist HealthPlex staff also led the
children in a Zumba fitness routine. Both the morning and afternoon classes were
filled to capacity with more than 50 participants.
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Faced with a calling, Edgerson went to Bikes Plus in Memphis, where she was
equipped with a bike and everything she would need to ride long distances. Once
she revealed she also suffered from the disease, they quickly agreed to help her
every step of the way.
“They took me to the back of the shop and taught me how to ride a bike again, I
hadn’t ridden a non- stationary bike since I was diagnosed 10 years prior. I also
met an avid cyclist at my church, Fellowship Memphis. She became my partner
and rode with me daily for almost a year. Not only did God prompt me to want to
ride, He gave me what I needed to do it, including my own trainer.”
In 2011, Edgerson had an emotional finish after the MS 150’s alternate 84mile route and completed 42 miles each day. Riders have the choice to ride as few
as 10 miles a day; anything is beneficial to raise money for research for MS and
change the lives of those suffering like Edgerson. This year, she plans to go all the
way and complete 150 miles.
“It was amazing and breathtaking to think all these people have raised money
for research to help people like me. I spoke at the event last year and there was a
Betts retires after 46 years in health care
Executive secretary Judi Betts reads her silver tray from Baptist at her retirement
reception after 46 years of service in health care. Congratulating Betts is, from left to
right, Jim Ainsworth, retired vice president and regional market leader for Baptist;
David Hogan, retired executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baptist;
and Paul Cade, administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden
girl at one of the stops who hugged me and cried. She was riding for her cousin
who couldn’t even leave the house. People need to know that you can live strong
with MS. I want to tell people you have to start somewhere and do something and
God will meet you there.”
Baptist Memorial Health Care is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Fedex
Rock-N-Roll Bike MS 150 ride on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9 and colleagues
are encouraged to join the Baptist team. The ride is a tour for all cyclists, offering
a variety of rolling hills and flats through the back roads of Mississippi. Rest stops
will be provided with refreshments every 10-12 miles.
“I know that riding 150 miles sounds crazy, but once you do it, it’s addictive. I
do it because this is my life and people like me are the beneficiaries of the
research. I know people that suffer from MS and have to have really nice wheelchairs to survive. I ride because when I think about my health and my future, I
would rather invest in a great bike than a really good wheelchair.”
Baptist cycling jerseys and short sets are available for $100. If you would like to
purchase a set or have additional questions, please contact Angela Sneed at
[email protected] To join the ride or to contribute, visit
Best places to work
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“We are honored to receive this award because it tells us our
colleagues appreciate the culture we try to establish and sustain
throughout our system,” said Stephen Reynolds, Baptist’s president and
CEO. “Throughout our 100-year history, we have strived for excellence in
everything we do. To be named among the nation’s best health care workplaces continues that tradition into our next 100 years.”
One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United
States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to
communities throughout the Mid-South.
“We are fortunate to have 14,000 remarkable colleagues who demonstrate their commitment to our patients, customers and each other every
day to make Baptist an extraordinary place to work,” said John Lacy,
Baptist’s assistant vice president of human resources. “Being included on
this list as a health care system is a tribute to their hard work, dedication
to service excellence, and our strong system integration.”
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2012 Baptist Nursing Administration Got fiber? Benefits and tips to
Fellow studies nursing scope of practice increase your intake
What is fiber? How can it help? Fiber is found in plant products such as
fruits and vegetables and can provide many benefits to your health. Studies
suggest that it can help reduce your risk of many diseases such as coronary
artery disease, hypertension, diabetes and some gastrointestinal diseases.
Fiber can also help with weight loss, improve blood glucose levels, and
improve immune function.
Fiber for your heart
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the
United States. As such, fiber is crucial to your heart health. Fiber helps your
heart by decreasing the prevalence of many risk factors associated with
cardiovascular disease.
Left, Beverly Jordan, vice president and chief nursing executive and right,
Loewenberg School of Nursing respresentative, present Laura Davis, nursing director at Baptist DeSoto, with the 2012 Baptist Nursing Administration Fellowship.
Fiber helps lower lipoproteins, or LDL cholesterol, that builds up in your
arteries. Fiber can also help lower blood pressure especially in hypertensive
Diabetes and fiber
Laura Davis, nursing director at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, was
recently appointed as the 2012 Baptist Memorial Nursing Administration Fellow.
Davis has worked for Baptist since 1997 and is a second-year graduate student in
the Executive-Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of
Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing. She focused her three-month fellowship around Nursing Scope of Practice.
The Baptist Memorial Health Care Fellowship in Nursing Administration was
Studies have shown that fiber can significantly help control blood sugar in
both Type 1 and Type II diabetics. Fiber improves glycemic control as well as
increasing insulin sensitivity. As such, medication and insulin dosages have
been able to be reduced in individuals with diabetes with an increased fiber
established in 2005 to support and encourage outstanding practicing nurses
pursuing advanced degrees in Nursing Administration at the University of
Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing. Recipients are enrolled in the
Executive MSN program at the Loewenberg School of Nursing with a cumulative
Studies have shown that intake of fiber can help prevent the development
of obesity. High fiber foods keep you fuller longer and can help prevent
overeating. Specifically, whole grain products and high fiber cereals can lead
to greater satiety.
grade point average of 3.0 or greater and are selected by a committee of
Loewenberg School of Nursing faculty and the Baptist chief nursing executive.
Davis spent time reading literature and looking at various state boards of
nursing and their practice acts and framework of decision-making for nurses.
She pulled information from 30 different states that have framework and created
a preliminary draft format of a decision making model to adapt at Baptist. Davis
GI health and the effects of fiber
Diet affects many common GI disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux
disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and constipation. Studies
have shown that high dietary fiber intake can help prevent these disorders as
well as play a role in the management of the disease.
says her work is just getting started and now the real meat of the process must
Dietary sources of fiber
“As an organization, we really need to be driving home the terminology that we
use to the front line nurses in the scope of practice, how it is defined and how you
determine it. To change a behavior, you must change the way you think and in
Fiber intake should be at least 25 grams per day. It is found in plant products such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. When buying grain
products, it is important that the label specifically says “whole grain” or “100
percent whole wheat” as whole grain products contain more fiber.
terms of an organization you must change the way you talk by pulling terminology
into everyday activity. I would like to pull together two teams: an oversight team
and working committee that will actually be conducting surveys throughout the
system to know what the baseline knowledge is; and a focus group to get qualitative data to know what resources and education is needed,” she said.
In addition to increasing your fiber intake, it is also important to increase
your water intake. Fiber soaks up water as it helps move stools through the
intestines more easily. Thus, water intake plays a big role the intake of fiber.
It is recommended that an individual consume six to eight cups of water per
Baptist Nursing Fellows meet periodically with the chief nursing officer and
other members of the Baptist leadership team to complete residency require-
Try these tips for adding more fiber into your diet:
ments within the Baptist system. At the completion of her fellowship, Davis
formally presented her project to nursing leadership. She recommends others to
pursue the fellowship and wants to see the partnership with the University of
Memphis continue.
“I am very excited about the project because any work we do surrounding the
scope of practice is going to do nothing but elevate our professionals within the
system, and that is what really excites me,” she said.
A plaque and monetary recognition will be presented to Davis during the
Loewenberg School of Nursing Convocation Ceremony Sunday, Aug. 12.
-Eat a piece of fruit or veggie sticks as a snack
- Add flaxseed to baked products, oatmeal, or dishes such as spaghetti and
-Add beans to soup or salads
-Switch to brown rice versus white rice
-Bake with whole wheat flour
-Always carry a water bottle to make sure you are drinking plenty of water.
by Stephanie Bailey, University of Memphis dietetic intern at
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
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Jordan and Dye
Longtime Baptist Huntingdon
colleague selected as Environmental
Services director
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon
recently promoted Derrick Jowers to
director of Environmental Services.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity
of serving in this new role, especially
working alongside the environmental
team,” said Jowers.
Jowers joined Baptist Huntingdon as a
materials management technician in 1997.
Derrick Jowers
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“Beverly has a proven track record of exemplary leadership in her long and
distinguished career with our system,” said Stephen Reynolds, president and
chief executive officer for Baptist. “One of the main reasons patients choose
Baptist is because of our outstanding nurses. As a nationally recognized
nurse executive, she has developed a talented and dedicated team to provide
clinical excellence throughout our hospitals. In the next century of care at
Baptist, quality will be enhanced by combining the best team of caregivers
with the most integrated electronic systems.”
A 29-year nursing veteran, Dye has served as chief nursing officer at
Baptist Memphis since 2007, where she is responsible for all nursing services within the 771-bed acute-care facility. In her new role, she will help
create a structure for supporting and enhancing nursing care and patient
safety initiatives for the Baptist system.
He worked as a physician’s buyer for the
Arkansas and Tennessee market areas in 1999, returning to his materials management role in 2000.
“Dana’s extensive knowledge, ability to work with all colleagues and
proven effectiveness as a nursing leader make her an ideal vice president and
chief nursing executive,” said Reynolds.
During his 15 years with Baptist, Jowers has consistently exceeded
expectations for the purpose of serving others.
Jordan shared Reynolds’s sentiments about Dye’s leadership abilities and
is very excited about her new role.
He has been voted Service First Champion, served two years as
facilitator of the Service First Council, and received 16 Hospitality
Catchers for being caught in the act of kindness by peers.
“I am thrilled to be leading such an exciting project, which will pave the
way for Baptist to become a fully integrated, patient-centered health care
system,” said Jordan. “Patient and family-centered care are core to our
mission, and partnering with Epic takes us to the next level by allowing us to
create one record for each patient that is accessible to all the patient’s caregivers. Our colleagues and physicians are pleased that we chose to work with
His peers say his positive attitude exemplifies the true meaning of
Service First. Prior to joining Baptist, Jowers served eight years in the
United States Marine Corps and has served 22 years in the ministry.
He currently pastors at Union Hill Baptist Church in Reagon. He is a
native of Lexington, where he resides with his wife of 21 years, Kristie,
and their three sons, Jordan-16, Trevor-13 and Luke-12.
Baptist chose Epic after conducting a great deal of research and involving
colleagues in numerous demonstrations, which more than 2,500 attended.
Baptist took colleagues’ feedback into deep consideration before making a
decision, according to Baptist leadership.
Jordan added that using Epic will help increase efficiency by sending automatic reminders to patients and alerts to physicians and clinical staff.
“This means better care for patients because we are giving physicians and
staff the tools to do their jobs most efficiently,” said Jordan.
Baptist Union County’s HealthPlex gets new look, new tools
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently held an open house
to unveil its newly renovated HealthPlex.
Baptist invested more than $75,000 in recent renovations to the
33,000-square-foot facility, adding new commercial grade equipment
and remodeling locker rooms.
The new fitness machines include Spinner® bikes, a stair climber,
treadmills, stationary bikes and a water rower. The renovations and
equipment upgrades were jointly funded by Baptist Union County and the
Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.
The new member assessment fee will be waived during the month of
August for anyone wishing to join as a new member.
Walter Grace, CEO and administrator; Bobby Cameron, HealthPlex trainer; Sandy
Bell, HealthPlex director; Scott Ford, rehabilitation director; and Samuel Lynd, assistant administrator.
In addition, new members are eligible for a 10 percent discount for a
12-month, prepaid membership, or they may opt to sign up for a 12month membership billed monthly and receive one month free.
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■ Frigidaire refrigerator freezer, 18.2 cu feet, black, top
freezer, plumbed for ice maker, excellent condition
used for one year, $325. Call Tom at 901-604-3760.
■ Lovely Baldwin spinet piano. In tune and very good
condition, $500. Call 901-634-4710. Picture available.
■ Very nice, antique armoire with beveled mirrors. Lots
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■ Solid oak round table and four chairs, 48 inches.
Expands to oval with leaf. Asking $300. Cresent City
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used, $25. Contact 901-652-5004.
■ White Maytag double electrical oven, good condition,
$200. Contact Dori at 901-289-1348.
■ Whirlpool Elite double door/side by side refrigerator
and freezer. Stainless steel, great condition, a couple
of years old, $800. Contact Cynthia at 901-267-8701.
■ Elliptical Horizon Fitness with speed, heart rate
and distance monitor. Includes mat and ¾ inch
plywood for leveling, $400 or best offer. Nordic
Rider exercise machine, $100 or best offer. Fox
fur coat $50 or best offer. Please contact 901-3771932 or 901-237-5296.
■ 2011 small truck vinyl cover with frame, black;
like new, will fit a small Toyota, $250, or best
offer. Call 901-502-4484.
■ Rocker/glider with light green upholstery, like
new, great for nursery, asking $100. Brooks
Robinson autographed picture, price negotiable;
Graco wood high chair, $30, and two floral prints,
brown with silver background, $30 for both. Can
send pictures, please contact Robin at 901-4918672.
■ Basketball goal, $50. Call 901-387-8185 after 3
■ Three bedroom home for rent, one bath, great
room/dining room, small kitchen, single carport
located near Park and Highland. Call 901-6045429 for details. Rent is $650 a month and
deposit is negotiable.
■ Newly renovated three bedroom, 2.5 bath condo
for lease in Fountain Square in Germantown. Call
■ Beautiful 2007 Nissan 350z Enthusiast convertible.
Blue with brand new black top and clutch, 80,000
miles. Asking $16,500. Please call Jason at 901-8320302
■ Window treatments, wood and faux blinds, shutters and pleated shades and roman shades. Free
estimates, free installations, low prices. Call Tom
at 901-604-3760.
■ Creative, unique photography for weddings,
engagements, family and baby portraits. Special
10 percent discount for Baptist employees,
please call 901-828-1223.
■ Interior painting, trim installation, most home
repairs, decorative textures and finishes. Free
estimates. Please call Charles at 901-246-7129.
■ A regular sweep of your school, yard or church
parking lot will prolong the life of your parking
lot and prevent costly repairs; services also
include removal, parking lot stripping, pothole
repair, large item removal, pressure washing
trash. No lot is too small. Call Chris at 901-2107635 for a free estimate.
■ For a free estimate on interior or exterior paint
jobs or any flooring needs you may have including carpet, tile, linoleum and hardwood; contact
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■ Home renovations, room additions, decks, fencing, electrical, plumbing, carpet and tile installation, etc. Call Dan at 901-281-4879 for a free estimate.
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■ Nice Christian lady seeking job as sitter/caregiver
for elderly in DeSoto and Shelby County areas.
Excellent references and experience. Please call
Katherine at 901-315-5209.
■ Will water your flowers, house sit and care for
your pets while you are away. Memphis,
Germantown and Collierville area. References
available. Call 901-251-6676 and ask for Ken.
■ Lawn Maintenance: leaf removal, pressure washing, edging, mowing and trimming. Dependable
and quality work. Free estimates. Call Shane
901-692-4500 or Jeff at 901-848-2200.
■ For your granite countertops and vanities, contact
901-774-8074 for a free estimate.
■ Would like to rent a two or three horse trailer during the last week of Sept. with sleeping and/or
living quarters for a St. Jude benefit ride near the
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■ Want to buy used but in good condition motorized scooter and lift chair for aging family member. Please call 901-251-6676 and ask for Jill.
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four new tires, electric sliding back glass, moon roof,
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seats with heater, heated mirrors with turn signals.
Asking $21,000. Please call 901-828-8517 for more
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