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CONTENTS January 2016

Volume 10

No. 1


DEPARTMENTS 13 | INTERVIEW Hearts & Minds Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto Cardiologist Dr. Yaser Cheema speaks on life and death in the stroke belt

16 | FOOD A Fresh Take Ultimate Foods offers healthy, go-to meal options


18 | BOOKS Discovery in the Delta Richard Grant explores the magnetism of the Magnolia State in Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

20 | DRINKS To Your Health The surprisingly salient benefits of a glass of wine

22 | ALEXANDRA’S CLOSET Face Value Beauty tips for cleaner, more vibrant skin

24 | RECIPE PB&J Smoothie Recipe blogger Serena Wolf shares a healthy and delicious smoothie snack

74 | ON THE MONEY So You Want to Start Your Own Business A guide to setting up shop in 2016

76 | LIVE WELL New Year, New You Cleansing as a healthy weight loss solution

78 | ON THE MONEY Clearer Image Digitizing mammograms makes breast cancer screening easier and fast

IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Letter    8 Contributors    10 Calendar    56 See & Do    80

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And A Healthy New Year This month’s issue of Click magazine is all about health and fitness — an appropriate subject, given the all-important resolutions to get in shape that dominate most people’s Q1 calendars. And while most people fail to uphold their yearly resolutions past January 7, we hope this annual issue serves as a reminder not to break those promises. To help you along the way, we’ve packed a ton of healthy practices, recipes, and insightful tips alongside our usual monthly offering of the hottest events in the MidSouth. For those looking to build a better diet, our feature on the unique concoctions at Ultimate Foods would be a great place to start. While I was initially skeptical about how a brownie made with black beans and avocado would taste, my fears were wiped away almost as quickly as my plate. Check our article and recipe on page 16 for a taste of what they offer. And if that’s not enough, contributing blogger Serena Wolf offers a delicious peanut butter and jelly smoothie recipe on page 24. In addition, we have a follow-up interview this month with the heart health experts at Baptist Memorial-DeSoto. This story is very near to my heart (pun intended) because Mississippi is still considered among the unhealthiest states in the U.S. in terms of heart attacks and obesity. For some added insight from Dr. Yaser Cheema, see our interview on page 13. We’ve also highlighted several upstanding businesses in the area to help you get in gear, no matter your workout flow. From the relatively new percussionbased POUND to tried-and-true cardio workouts, this month’s cover story, Faces of Fitness (page 59), offers an exercise for all sizes. So from all of us to all of you: enjoy the post-holiday rush and keep on pushin’. Read on,

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January 2016

Tess Catlett

Shana Raley Lusk

Click’s social calendar for this month was compiled by Tess Catlett. A Southaven native and recent graduate of University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Catlett is a former intern for Click. An avid and tenacious writer, Catlett has been featured in various publications including Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian and The DeSoto TimesTribune. When not writing, Catlett enjoys binge watching underrated TV dramas.

A lifelong reader and writer, Shana RaleyLusk is a freelance writer and book reviewer with a focus on Southern literature. A native of East Tennessee, Lusk holds an English degree with a concentration in literature from the UT Knoxville and her work has appeared in a number of publications including At Home Tennessee magazine, The Knoxville News Sentinel and various others. This month, Lusk reviews Richard Grant's latest in Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta (page 18).

Mike Lee Event photos in this issue were captured by Click photographer Mike Lee. Mike started in news in 1971 as a TV writer, photographer, and art director. For twenty years, his work appeared on national and international television broadcasts, and was published in print media worldwide.

Alexandra Nicole

Madison Yen

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This month’s cover and Faces of Fitness spread were photographed by Madison Yen of Yen Studios and Maddie Moree. Madison specializes in wedding and engagement photography as well as professional headshots. In her spare time, she is a merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel Jewelry and consults small businesses to ramp up their marketing and sales. and

Tonya Thompson A Southern-born writer and editor, Thompson has spent most of her life between Nashville and the Mississippi Delta. Now, a contributing editor for Click, Thompson writes frequently on life in the South through her blog, The Tenth Muse (tenthmusememphis. com). Originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Thompson enjoys vintage motorcycling and traveling with her husband and children.

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Hearts & Minds Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto Cardiologist Dr. Yaser Cheema speaks on life and death in the stroke belt Interview by CASEY HILDER

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Dr. Cheema explains the inner workings of the heart to a group of fifth-graders at Lewisburg Elementary School in Olive Branch Photo by Bob Bakken



contributor. However, in the past 20 years, the number

is a matter of life or death. According to the American

of major heart attacks in the United States has actually

Heart Association, 25 percent of all deaths in Mississippi

decreased due to improved technology and cholesterol

are attributed to heart disease.

lowering medications. However, with people in this area, the

Dr. Yaser Cheema, a Stern Cardiovascular cardiologist

demographics continue to be very different. One of my very

practicing at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, is leading

first patients in this hospital was a 38-year-old gentleman

the charge to detect issues earlier and pioneer newer, less

who already had a stent somewhere else and had underwent

invasive methods of treatment. Dr. Cheema’s goals align

a three-vessel coronary bypass just a few months before.

with the rest of the cardiovascular specialists at Baptist

The national statistics are one thing, but our local statistics

DeSoto, a hospital that ranks among the fastest response

are another. We remain among the heart-unhealthiest state

rates to cardiac problems in the country, averaging 30

in the region, right along the “stroke belt.”

minutes faster than the national best practice benchmark. Dr. Cheema performs around 25 to 30 heart procedures per

CM: What sets the cardiovascular team at Baptist Memorial-

month, averaging nearly a life a day saved.

DeSoto apart from the crowd in terms of treatment?

“The earlier you open the artery, the better it is in the end,”

YC: As of now, we are the only hospital in the area, including

Cheema says. “Time is muscle, and in these situations you

the Memphis metro area, where you go in to get a stent,

are losing muscle by the minute. Every second counts.”

it is administered through the arm instead of the legs. This is sort of the new order as far as medical techniques

Click Magazine: Mississippi is, without a doubt, a hotbed

go. Research has shown that patients with stents through

for heart disease. How does local treatment and detection

the arms usually show better outcomes. It’s also easier for

compare to the rest of the country?

recovery. This is known as radial artery catheterization and

Yaser Cheema: Mississippi has consistently been among

we are the undisputed leaders in the area. It’s technically

the places in the U.S. with the lowest life expectancy rates

a more challenging, newer procedure, but it’s our preferred

— that’s a hard fact. We know that heart disease is a major

way of doing things.

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CM: Who led the charge for this new

CM: What are some of the biggest health

way of doing things?

issues faced by people in this region?

YC: All of us took it on as an initiative

YC: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

here, it was really a team decision that

and peripheral vascular disease (PVD)

led to a team effort based on medical

are big concerns here. These terms are

evidence. We have a relatively young,


more energetic group working here, so

to a change in the blood flow of the

we decided to take this challenge and

body. Oftentimes, the treatment for

move forward.

these requires amputation, and the




amputation rates of the lower limbs here CM: Does your team focus more on

are one of the highest in the country

treatment or prevention?

here. However, about 40 to 50 percent

YC: Emergency care is one thing, but

of amputations have never undergone

we don’t look for this. We really try

an angiogram to make sure that the

to keep the problem at bay before the

procedure is absolutely necessary, or if

trouble happens with good medical

there is a less invasive possible solution.

therapy and good testing. The last

We are looking to change that.

thing we want is for a patient to end up on the table with a sudden heart

CM: What are some things the team at


Baptist-DeSoto is doing to tackle this problem in 2016?

CM: What are some frequently used

YC: Baptist is making a large investment

methods of early detection?

in 2016 for a PAD program to offer tests

YC: The blood vessels and the arteries

through partner clinics in the region, as

of the body are just one system.

well as at Baptist Memorial-DeSoto and



Stern Cardiovascular. It’s a simple two-

there are likely problems with the

minute test through mobile equipment

carotid arteries and circulation in

and can go a long way toward detecting

the lower limbs. High blood pressure,

problems and preventing limb loss.

high cholesterol, family history and

This is what we like to call primary

blocked arteries can all be identified

prevention – these are the things that

in advance to save many limbs, hearts

keep people from undergoing larger,

and brains.

more invasive surgeries.




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Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

A Fresh Take Ultimate Foods offers healthy, go-to meal options Story by CHRISTINA MORGAN | Photos by CASEY HILDER



convenient option for nutritious,

deliciousness and buffet-style

proportioned meals. “In California,

holiday meals at every turn,

everyone wanted to know ev-

the New Year provides the chance for

erything about the animal they

a clean plate. Nick Harmeier, owner

were eating, the plants they were

of the recently opened Ultimate Foods

eating,” he recalls. “We went to

in Olive Branch, dishes up a variety

this café everyday and they

of ways to get back on track after the

always had the ingredients on

holiday season.

every single thing you were eating and

Ultimate Foods Owner Nick Harmeier

“You have to change your lifestyle,”

I thought that was cool.” The Harmeier

people mess up because they don’t eat

Harmeier says. “You don’t have to

couple, along with business partner

breakfast, and lunchtime rolls around

change overnight, but you have to start

Jason Polley, now runs locations in

and instead of getting a cheeseburger,

taking little steps to having better prac-

Cordova, East Memphis and the newest

they get a cheeseburger, a large fry,


Olive Branch store.

a large Dr. Pepper and two chocolate

Drawing inspiration from a San Fran-

When approaching healthier eating,

chip cookies,” he explains. He also

cisco café he visited years ago, Harmeier

Harmeier stresses the importance of

adds that the danger of skipping meals

started Ultimate Foods in 2013 with

eating breakfast. The first meal can

lies in the cravings and overeating

his wife Stacy to offer the MidSouth a

often set the tone for the day. “A lot of

that can occur later.

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“The Ultimate Brownie is a sweet treat

transformed with avocado and black beans stealing the show. That’s our bait – if you can make a healthy brownie taste good.” ULTIMATE BROWNIES Yields 36 Brownies 11x13 Pan SBeefed Up Dinner

INGREDIENTS 4 cups rinsed black beans 2 cups avocado pulp 2 3/4 cups applesauce 2 cups egg whites 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt 2 Tbsp. pure organic vanilla extract 2 cups dark chocolate chips 2 cups milk Chocolate chips 4 tsp. baking powder 2 3/4 cup oat flour 2 cups chocolate protein powder 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups stevia

Chicken & Fruit Though, indulging every now and again is acceptable. “It’s

DIRECTIONS 1. Rinse and drain black beans in strainer.

all about balance,” Harmeier continues. “It’s not bad to eat

Blend black beans and avocado pulp in food processor

a cheeseburger, but when you’re eating them every single

until smooth.

day or two a day, that’s where it will catch up to you.”

2. Blend applesauce, egg whites, vanilla Greek yogurt,

Keeping up a regular routine of nutritious eating is another

and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth.

way to shrink the waistline. “You have to stay consistent,”

Add black bean and avocado mixture to the mixing bowl.

he acknowledges. “Just because you start off the day eating

3. Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 cup milk

a sausage biscuit, doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy the rest

chocolate chips in a pan or microwave. Add to the

of the day. Don’t get discouraged easily by a bad decision.”

mixing bowl.

Lastly, Harmeier encourages those trying to lose weight to

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be realistic with their goals. “There’s no miracle fix.”

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Ultimate Foods gives customers a healthier alternative to

chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder,

many comfort foods, such as spaghetti, barbecue chicken

and stevia; mix with a spoon until all dry ingredients

and brownies. Not only will the ingredient list vary from

are blended evenly.

the traditional version, but the portion sizes will too. “The

5. Turn the mixer on medium speed and slowly add dry

way our meals are designed it’s not just health food, it’s

ingredients until mixture is smooth.

eating good food on the go,” Harmeier says.

6. Spray 11x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Both Polley, previously a corporate chef for 15 years, and

7. Pour brownie mix into pan and make sure the

Shannon Leeke, who serves as marketing manager and

chocolate chips in batter are spread out evenly in pan.

certified health coach, create the menu for the stores.

Cook brownies for 18-25 minutes or until toothpick

Leeke also offers free consultations for customers looking

inserted is clean. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before

for weekly meal plans. Each location also delivers to the

cutting them into squares.

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This line stings as do the subsequent few which record some of the reactions of Grant’s contemporaries, but these things do have resonating power because they make this singular point: there are a lot of assumptions out there about the South. Founded or unfounded, these things exist and the remarkable thing about Grant’s journey is that it uncovers (or at least touches on) the truths of our region’s complicated dynamics. And as he discovers along his path in Holmes County, there is plenty of good shining through underneath all those nasty assumptions. Yearning for exploration and thirsty to soak in the beauty that the hidden gem of the Mississippi Delta undoubtedly holds, Grant gets a lot of disconcerting advice sprinkled with a fair share of unbecoming state statistics as he works to make the move happen for himself and his hesitant girlfriend. Though they are embarking on the unknown, the transition from their expensive and cramped New York lifestyle is a welcome change for both. The appeal of nature and seclusion win out, and the couple takes the plunge into Pluto. Referencing the music that the state is known for and the legendary works of William Faulkner, Grant acknowledges an early fascination with enigmatic Mississippi. He views the Delta

Discovery in the Delta Richard Grant explores the magnetism of the Magnolia State in Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

as a frontier to be explored and revealed. His natural curiosity and untarnished desire to know this exceptional place is quite refreshing. As the tale unwinds, the couple learns to live off the land and keep out varmints all the while encountering a very captivating cast of characters from farmers to eccentric millionaires. A famous face even makes a cameo within the book’s pages. “Mariah and I had been in the Delta for nearly a year, and we still didn’t feel like we understood the place well,” Grant writes toward the end of the book. “It was a feudal relic…It was a foretaste of a dystopian social future, when machines free



capital from the burdens of labor,” he continues. But he admits with all of its intertwined complexities, Mississippi never left


them feeling bored or like they had seen or learned all that it

I decided to buy an old plantation house in the

held for them. Perhaps more importantly, it had broadened

Mississippi Delta.” So begins the spontaneous, if

their minds. This place that everyone had claimed was narrow-

not downright impulsive, adventure of Richard Grant into the

minded and ignorant had broadened the minds and lifted the

heart of the South, a land both mysterious and yet somehow

judgment of these two worldly newcomers. For me, this is the

alluring to him. The hatching of his plan was truly as simple

pearl of wisdom down deep in the layers of Grant’s writing. It is

and optimistic as the rattling off of that one line, but the lessons

the irony that this book is meant to project for the world.

and encounters ahead of him would be both extraordinary and

With a writing style is magnetic, Grant has the noteworthy

unforgettable. Located three miles from any neighbors and

ability to juxtapose the beauty and allure of the Delta landscape

twenty-five miles from a grocery store, the house itself was far

with its undeniable deterioration. Not one for smoothing over

from the lap of luxury but somehow its remoteness beckoned

the rough places, Grant manages to present the magnificence

to the self-described “misfit Englishman.” Though the book’s

of Mississippi without sweeping anything under the rug. In the

beaming discoveries are many as the pages turn by, I will admit

style of a true Southerner, Grant presents this exceptional place

I bristled a bit (even if unintentionally) when I read Grant’s

with grace and honor while keeping a firm grip on the realities

obligatory acknowledgement of the Mississippi stereotypes he

and complexities of the Southern story. In the end, Grant

faced when he announced his decision to inhabit the American

concludes, there is no denying that Mississippi may very well

South. He writes, “…no state is more synonymous in the rest of

be the best-kept secret in the country. But this is a truth that us

the country with racism, ignorance, and cultural backwardness.”

Southerners have always known.

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To Your Health The surprisingly salient benefits of a glass of wine Story by VICTOR LORTHOS



for the darkest reds. Grapes with dark thick skins yield the

lately about the various health benefits of drinking red

most procyanidins, resveratrol, polyphenols, OPCs and other

wine, and even other alcohols, but what are the facts?

substances now being recognized as healthy and protective,”

How does it do this? How much is enough and how much

she says. “The most recognizable and available wines in this

is too much? Is a nice red better than a chilled white? What

category are Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and, to

about champagne? There’s a lot of information available on

some degree, Pinot Noir.”

the internet and it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Red wine contains resveratrol, a handy compound which has been linked to reducing bad cholesterol, protecting blood

To be fair, it has also been shown that some of the same benefits are available from grapes and grape juice, but what’s the fun in that?

vessels from damage, and even preventing blood clots. It

So is red wine the new miracle food? Should we just replace

has also been possibly shown to help with depression, colon

all that horrible kale in our recipes with a bottle of the darkest

cancer and have anti-aging properties, according to studies

red vino and call it a day? Well, not quite so fast, unfortunately.

from Spain, the United Kingdom, and Harvard Medical School,

Firstly, though there have been a plethora of studies that

respectively. Whereas regular consumption of most alcoholic

show a possible link between red wine and health, so far

drinks increases the risk of breast cancer, according to

none have shown a direct link. It looks good, but more studies

researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,

are needed to prove that wine in any amount is really good

some chemicals in the skins and seeds of red grapes actually

for you. In fact, there are some studies that show that even

reduce estrogen in premenopausal women while raising

small amounts of alcohol can be bad for health in the long

testosterone, which in turn reduces the risk of breast cancer.

term. Secondly, these studies all center around “moderate”

Resveratrol and procyanidins in red wine have been shown

drinking. The Mayo Clinic says moderate drinking is “up to

to do possibly everything from preventing liver disease and

one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age

dementia to helping lung function and protecting the brain

65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.”

after a stroke.

The problems with consuming too much alcohol are well-

All this good news has definitely helped the local restaurant scene. At Greencork, a self-serve wine bar in Midtown Memphis, owner Robin Brown weighs in with her expert opinion. “When thinking of the best wines for your health, look 20 JANUARY 2016 | Click magazine

documented as are issues with alcoholism. According to Reading University, even champagne contains similar amounts of resveratrol and may even help improve memory. But overall, it seems that a good red is the best.

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Face Value Beauty tips for cleaner, more vibrant skin Story by ALEXANDRA NICOLE


S A FASHION AND BEAUTY blogger, I am constantly searching for new style and beauty tips and trends. With the arrival of 2016, of course I am focusing on improving myself for the new year and what better place than to start from the top — my skin! This month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with esthetic professional Sandra Johnson of Memphis Laser Clinic to discuss some ways to better your complexion in 2016.

Alexandra Nicole: What would you say is the most

skin types. Never rely solely on the SPF in your makeup,

underestimated part of the skincare regimen?

look for a broad spectrum ingredient like zinc oxide or

Sandra Johnson: SPF. Even though we have all heard it a

titanium dioxide.

thousand times, only about one in five people use it on a consistent daily basis. Common misconceptions about SPF

AN: I love home remedies, especially facial masks. Do you

are that you only need it when it’s sunny or when you’re

have a special DIY mask that you recommend?

on the beach. However, daily UV rays are actually a huge

SJ: My favorite at home mask to do on my own skin is a

factor in premature aging. We see this in the spa every

yogurt and honey mask. Yogurt contains high amounts of

single day and UV rays also break down collagen, which

Lactic Acid, an AHA proven to be successful in refining the

we see effecting the skins elasticity, volume and overall

pores, exfoliating the skin and stimulating collagen. It is

quality. Use of SPF on a daily basis is key to prevention,

suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.

and should be a staple in daily skin care. I recommend Elta

Honey is a natural humectant which retains water to keep

MD UV Clear as a great daily use SPF product as it also has

the skin hydrated, it also functions as an antimicrobial agent

moisturizing benefits and is safe for acne prone, rosacea

that can treat acne, rosacea, cuts and minor burns.

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MOISTURIZING MASK (DRY SKIN) 2 tablespoons of organic plain yogurt 1 tablespoon of honey 1-2 tablespoons of cooked and cooled oatmeal Mix everything together until it forms a smooth paste texture, apply to face and leave on 10-20 minutes then rinse away with warm water.

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all things social Jessica Ladd, Brittney & Chris Gunter

DeSoto Arts Council Winter Show


eSoto Arts Council kicked off its Winter Show on Friday, November 6, with a reception at the historic Banks House. Dedicated to using art as a means for unity and change, DAC hosts regular exhibitions, classes and demonstrations

designed to bride the gap between mediums. The Winter Show reception showcased work from local artists, as well

as the enchanting sounds of an area flautist. Photos by MIKE LEE

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out & about


Fred & Janice Sluder

Donna Shankmen & Pat Evans

Margaret Yates, Rose Duenke & Spring Lamb

Howard Franklin Jr., Tommie Whitley & Myron Betts

Jim Seay & Rita Ray

Jim & Meg Anderson

Linda & Bill Roberson

Debbie Fox & Beth Pharr

Janice Sluder, Judy & Parker Pickle & Pam Ferguson

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Trenese Franklin, Sandra Roberson & Cynthia Betts

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John Jernigan & Scott Mirth

Rick & Janet DeStefauis

Terrie & Ray Brunner

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out & about


Chelsi Smith, Ashley Turner & Julie Nelson

Michael Bedenbaugh & Julie Johnson

Peyton Walker & Chelsi Smith

Michelle & Jeremy Shrader

LouAnn Duttilo & Connie O’Briant

Crown Benefit

A Night At the Speakeasy


or over a decade, the Junior Auxiliary of DeSoto County has brought folks across the MidSouth together for its signature fundraising event. Formerly known as Catfish and Khakis, the JA’s revamped

Crown Benefit is now in its second year. On November 13, the Landers Center was transformed into a thing of the past, bringing speakeasy flavor

to a modern audience. Jeremy Shrader’s Hot Memphis Six had folks taking turns on the dance floor, and bids were flying for the group’s unique auction items. Photos by MIKE LEE

Claire & Kevin Hick

Pam Dickerson, Ronden & Randy Dyer, Shannon & Alan French, Brad & Meleiah Tyus

Deanna & Matt Wood

Jennifer Allen, Jamie Fulton & Kim Allen

Bryant Henley & Joanna Sudduth

Lillian Morris & Marcus Hilson

Kasey Manney, Lauren McKenzie & Benny Babb

Angie White & Jody Holloway

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Blake & Brittani Brickey, Kyle & Angie McCoy

Brian & Ally Otto

Ashley & Robert Buske

Andrea & Donnie Robertson

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out & about


Traci Thompson & ‘Pedo’

Ashley & Danni Strickland with ‘Goldy’

Janet Clements & ‘Kit Kat’

Animals in Need Deserve Help Indeed


Davis & Becky Noe

ernando VFW Auxiliary hosted its inaugural fundraiser benefiting the Hernando Animal Shelter. Touched by the shelter’s “no kill” policy, the Hernando VFW wanted to assist the shelter in its

mission to provide food, shelter, and medical care for animals in need. At the end of its donation drive, the Hernando VFW hosted a pet adoption

event on November 7. Photos by MIKE LEE

Elle Jones, Susan Reynolds & Sharon Clark

Barbara Bankston Pierce, Michael McCrarey & Susan Reynolds

Janet Clements & April Rice

Gary Howell & Aaron Mittelmeier

Kaden, April, & Harrison Rice

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Ryan Tiner & Jacob Hisaw

Shirley Holland, Brad Hoel & Jean Brooks


Adrian Jackson & Brayden Rachel

Bill Churchwell & Cole Massie

out & about

R.G. Moore & Wayne Renfro

Annie Ruth and Winn Brown

David & A.J. Linville & John Jones Jr.

Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast


lthough this was the appreciation breakfast’s third year in the running, it was the first with its new name. Winn Brown was the City of Horn Lake’s first mayor, as well as a veteran. He and his wife Annie Ruth were both active

in the community before their passing in 2015. The breakfast, held at First Choice

Catering, was complete with a presentation of colors and a ceremony honoring Horn Lake Marine Corp. Jr. ROTC

those who have served. Photos by MIKE LEE

Allen Latimer & Percy Lynchard

Bridget & Grace Jones

Julien Lindley & Bill Witt

Joy & Larry Gideon

Dennis O’Brien & George Arata

Diane Moore & Adrienne Murphy

Mary Lee & Bill Brown

Barbara & George Pollard

Don Woodson & Samuel Jamison

Jim Robinson, David & Pepper Munsey

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out & about


Bekah Robertson & Liesl Mote

Josh & Jeff Brooks

Ethan Welch, Tyler Brooker & Tayler Burgess

Clay White & Cody Pugh

Breana Faust & David Goode

Bonnie Thames & Cathy Sanders

6th Annual

DeSoto County Ducks Unlimited Dinner & Auction


resented by Drake Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited of DeSoto County hosted its annual dinner and auction at Landers Center on November 6. Olive Branch

Polaris donated the ultimate raffle item, a 2015 Polaris

Ranger 570, which was given away at the event. Auction items included a Beretta A300 Outlander 12 Gauge and a Tristar Hunter Over/Under 12 Gauge, to name a few. Photos by MIKE LEE

‘Adah’, Anita Victory & Megan Pridgen

Maddi Lambert, Kaley Eldred & Bailey Brown

Ericia Savage, Allison Plummer & Jessica Welch

Grant Boyland & Doug Brown

Sam MacMillan & Ben Eddlemon

Stephanie & Matt Sawyer, Jamie & April VanDergriff

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Jorden McMillen, Lisa Eddlemon & Amanda MacMillan

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out & about


Victoria & Shawn Vance

Hunter Cole & Krista Foth

Matt Hall & Travis Watts

Country Store 15K/ 5K The ARC NWMS


enefitting The Arc Northwest Mississippi, the Country Store 15K/5K Race kicked off

Keeona Archie & Wanda Milam

at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

in Olive Branch. Full Motion Running sponsored

Andres Liberato & Jepsen Cary

the race. Photos by MIKE LEE

Sarah & Jeff Sullivan & Chloe Ratclifff

Sean Andrews

Keegan Jones, Alexa Peavey & Olivia Johnson

Jamison Smith & Dylan Bond

Cyndi Underwood & Dana Alvarez

Denise Silas, Ellen Jernigan & Amonie Silas

Vivian Shaw & Craig Treadway

Taylor Robinson & J.R. Partlow

Myra Reiman & Rebecca Treadway

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out & about


Allie Crick & Grace Valle

Barbara Kendrick, Valerie, Charlotte & Claire Donnelly

Breanna & Brandi Rochelle

38th Annual

Hernando Christmas Open House


very year, Hernando’s historic Courthouse Square is decked out in celebration of the holiday season. Carolers circled the Square in hopes of spreading the

Shannon, Brandy, Harley Grace & Shane Barrett

Christmas spirit, and Santa set up shop at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Meanwhile, shoppers scoured downtown boutiques for that special Christmas gift.

Photos by MIKE LEE

Lauren & Stephanie James Kim, April & Brayden Thomas

Krystal Blanchard, Chloe Balducci, Gabby Pestana & Heather Farmer

Myrna Daves & Paige Price

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Katie & Cydnie White

Michelle Lucas, Paige Pendergrast, Morgan Archer

Perlie Aldridge, Denise & Andrea Hill

Luis & Annie Gonzalez

Terr & Hayden Chrestman, Madison & Ashtyn Thomas


Brooke & Patti Starnes

Helen Argo & Julia Baker Bell

Vicky Neyman & Samantha Zapien

Joann Anglin & Barbara Tutlass

out & about

Janice Kennedy & Janet Carnall

Pat Evans & Donna Shankman

Olive Branch Arts Council’s

ARTS Palette and Pizzazz Julie & Steven Tyler

Gary & Sharon Kinne

Rita Schelly & Dena Richardson


osted at The Cotton Gin in Old Towne, ARTS Palette and Pizzazz showcased a variety of art produced by local creatives. A silent auction also offered an impressive selection of items, with proceeds benefiting Olive Branch Arts

Council. Photos by MIKE LEE

Linda McDaniel & Gwen Luttrell

Susan Weeks, Richard Steensland & Jeanette Hollowell

Megan Newton-Dickerson & Fredonna Newton

Ken Richardson & Dave Henderson

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out & about


Barnes Family

Trey & Caitlyn Woodall

Carson Family

Tenley McLendon, Cutter Yates & Sarah McLendon

Dominick & Griffin Pesce & Garner Short

Alyssa Simmons

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he only thing better than eating cookies with Santa is chowing down on an

Bennie, Kara & Harper Massey

all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern-style breakfast food. Kids from across the MidSouth stopped by Cedar Hill Farm’s Big Barn for a plate of grub and a photo

with ol’ St. Nick. The key to getting off the Naughty List? Sliding another plate of biscuits and gravy Santa’s way. Photos by MIKE LEE

Mia & Ava Thompson

Connor Skinner

Jeffrey Simmons

Ivy Grace Locke

Ryder, Ben & Jett Cunningham

Layla Sullivan

Lily Kate Locke

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Karen & Dee Dilatush

Charles & Cindy Gordon

Keith Hawkins & Michelle Cotton

An Evening Out for Hernando Parks


Todd, Levi, Hollie & Madi Steele

he third annual Christmas concert featured music by both the Germantown Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Youth Chamber Orchestra. Held at the Hernando Performing Arts Center, An

Evening Out put an intergalactic spin on the holiday celebration by

including selections from Star Wars. Proceeds from the concert will fund a number of recreational activities, including baseball, tennis and a dog park. Photos by MIKE LEE

Brenda Steele, Mary Joyce, Larry & Dyke Sandridge

The Michael Hensley Family

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Julie & Emily Harris, Joyce & Jeff Sims

Kathy Leigh, Becky Remington & Vickey McLendon

Marlene Willliams

Pat Townsend, Michelle Cotton & Melvin Townsend

Patti Dunavent, Judy Chance & June Hollingsworth

Nelda Boyce & Nannette Watson

Linda & Jack Taylor & Michelle Cranford

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out & about


Cathy Lea, Carol Hastings with Morgan & Lindsey Webber

The Polar Express Train Ride


renada Railway welcomed The Polar Express to its train station in Batesville during the holiday season. True to

The Boyd Family

Emilee & Beth Warren with Cameron Blaylock

The Fonseca Family

Teri Edwards & Alle-Jules Hill

Linda Bordelon & Catherine Blades

Mia Crotwell & The Jambon Family

Will & Mamie Adcock

the beloved children’s book, kids of all ages waved their

golden tickets as they boarded the train for one memorable ride to the North Pole. Dancing chefs served hot cocoa and cookies as the story came to life. . Photos by MIKE LEE

The Rogers & Bordelon Families

The Baggett Family

The Jungers Family

The McNutt Family

The Myrick Family

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Mason Newmon, Brenda Powell with Tucker & Hatcher Vaugh

Tammy & Reggie Blanchard with Penelope Kern

Richard & Deanie Oswalt with Gavin Miller

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Katherine Hickman, Kellen Mitchell & The Wood Family

Marianne & Madison Downing, Laura & Hannah Collins

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Southaven Christmas Parade


outhaven Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Christmas Parade, which kicked off between Highway 51 and Northwest Drive. Afterward, people

gathered at City Hall for hot chocolate and Christmas carols. Photos by MIKE LEE

Josh, Sofiah, Niki & Kaia Savage

Lauri & Gary Millier

Makenzi & Joan Miller

Kaylin, Taleisha, Shelia & Kristin Shorty

Ava & Emily Chastain, Hayden Sanders & Landan Shappley

Josh & Lauren Kirkpatrick & Allen Carlton

Christian & Diane Fraccastoro

Todd Edmonds & Tina Fosten

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Isabella, Wendy & Billy Lakey, Logan Hodges & Joe Lakey

Roger & Suzzanne Niswander

Arianna, Carol & Mayra Ayala

Saige Koczka, Austin Winn & Danielle Robinson

Gloria Lawson, Janet & Paul Hayden


Meg, Easton & Ryan Killgore

Jason, Olivia & Ashley Moss

out & about

Kyle & Lane Yancey, Ava & Tiffany Brinson

58th Annual

Hernando Christmas Parade

AnnaGrace, Sarah & Adyson Hartfield


ore than 100 floats, cars and performers made their way through downtown Hernando during the 58th annual Christmas Parade. The big

man himself even made an appearance and reminded

Paige Workman & Payton Spainhour

Missy, Brewer & Addie Rochelle

kids that he’s always watching. Photos by MIKE LEE

Amber & Caydence Moore

‘Mack’, Jeff & Bailey Alberson

Jaden Burns, Leslie Theunissen, Kastlin Burns, Cayden & Cannon Moyer

Madison, Bonita, Karen & Spencer Cummings

Jeffrey Clark, Jessica, Jakayla & Jayla Brown

Trenton Cruseturnen, Blair & Tucker Butler with ‘Addie’

Zoe, Liz & Levi Brown

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out & about


Blake & McKinley Skelton, Kayela Lambert, Caden Moore

Allie & Ashley Boaz

Scott & Brianne Young, Kendall Pell, Colby & Nicole Young

39th Annual

Olive Branch Christmas Parade


Suzanne & Averie Lowrie

Derek & Paxton Mann

majestic group of Clydesdale horses led the 2015 parade through downtown Olive Branch. Parade Marshall Jimmy Woods greeted the crowd from the

horse-drawn stage coach, which was followed by floats, performers and Santa Claus. Themed “Christmas Through

A Child’s Eye,” the 2015 parade culminated in an Old Towne celebration with food and crafts. Photos by MIKE LEE Maddie, Caroline, Avery, Jimmy & Emily Wallace

Rita Taylor, Michelle & Luke Golden

Jennifer & Hadley-Grace Brown

‘Neyland’, ‘Summitt’ & Emily Randolph

Christina & Chris Lindsey

Gene Bolden, Whitney, Diane & Wayne Collins

Crolyn Carter, Mike & Tosha Pierce

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Patrick, Shannon, Amanda & Dylan Bibbee

Hope & Paula Baxter


out & about

Jennifer Addy, Angela Ellison & Shirley Faulkner

Kayshinna, Khyshanna, Krishunna & Kristy Burton

Como Christmas Parade

Rico & Rico Johnson & Trelm Grant


he city’s annual Christmas bash — themed “Christmas on Main Street” — took place on Dec. 14. A community-wide open house kicked things off, offering free refreshments and holiday deals at local vendors. Next came the beloved

Christmas parade, presented by Como Main Street Alliance. The evening’s festivities ended with the town tree lighting. Mayor Everette Hill performed the honors. Photos by MIKE LEE

Jackie & Jeremiah Scott, Tabion Valentine, Jordan, Jymia & Senkiyah Scott

Triston & Rusty Tillman

Rodney Jackson, Takylan Fonville, Donnasha & Kaniya Tucker & Tameria Fonville

Bonnie Sisk, Alan Goodson & Betty Moffett

Bonnie Smith & Charles Blakely

Brittany & Cameron Tillman

Tameka & Akarria Cole & Earnest Mabry

Cedric Clay & Mary Armstrong

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out & about


Ben, Heather & Luke Bobbitt

McKinley, Ryan & Kayla Dowdle

Santa with A Company 2 - 198th CAB

Avery Taylor, Kelsey Gouge, Justin Bennett & Carter Taylor

Tim Smith, Amberlee, Hayes, Sandra, Harper & Allen Palmer

Breakfast with Santa


ids from across the MidSouth shared a breakfast meal with Santa in support of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The charity is dedicated to empowering

injured service members and connecting them with the

services they need. The organization also provides support to the families of wounded solders. The breakfast was held at Hernando National Guard Armory, with proceeds benefitting WWP. Photos by MIKE LEE

Debra & Don Scipper

Kay Leonard, Brendon, Katie & Jeff McDonald, Theresa & Cohen Graves

Diana, John & Effie Songer

James Murphy & Ann Hamilton

Kathleen Sellers, Kayleb Moore, Chloe & Rebecca Sellers

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Christen, Luke, Jacob & Adam Emerson

Graham & Addie Carter

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out & about


Adrianne Tillmanns & Kate Horton

Mitzi Hart & Tracy Kirkley

Terri Palmore, Robin Roberts & Juliet Johnson

Claire Rossie & Michele Myers

Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon


Caroline Smart & Jan Conwill

Lucie Calvin, Kate Horton, Robin Roberts & Todd Tillmans

ood Morning America� co-anchor Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012.

At the 2015 luncheon, the Emmy Award Winner spoke about her battle with cancer and how it has impacted her

Christine Tolleson & Robin Vaughn

life and career. Proceeds from the event will benefit The University of Tennessee West Institute for Cancer Research. Photos by MIKE LEE

Diane Harris & Robin Roberts

Debbie Eddlestone, Sharon Goldstein & Paula Jacobson

Jennifer Williams & Sherrie Scardino

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Genia Nipp & Susan Golden

Marie Fuller & Carole Caylor

Deb Ireland & Betty McWherter


John & Mori Welborn

Mica Jordan & Joshua Cannon

out & about

Leann Grabski

Orpheum’s 37th Annual Auction


idely considered to be the social event of the season, the Orpheum Theatre’s annual auction welcomed around 800 guests. Between the decadent hors

d’oeuvres and the open bar, attendees were ready to bid on over 400 amazing items. All proceeds will benefit the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. Photos by FRANK CHIN

Rob & Bonny Harrison

Melissa & Cory Brady

Jennifer& Russell Church

Melanie & David Martin

Linda & James Gattas

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out & about


SOCIAL AGENDA Your monthly resource for what’s happening around town


AutoZone Liberty Bowl President’s Gala The Peabody Hotel 7 p.m. Get ready for a night of drinks, dancing and music at the historic Peabody Hotel. Craig Morgan, the man behind “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Redneck Yacht Club,” is set to perform at this year’s gala. Admission $200.



Science of Beer Pink Palace Museum 6:30–9:30 p.m. Learn how your favorite local brews are made through hands-on activities and chatting with the experts. Admission $15–$55.


AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Stadium 2:20 p.m. It’s a battle between the Big 12 and SEC as the Kansas State Wildcats take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell and Craig Morgan will perform. Admission $55–$5,395.


Memphis International Auto Show Memphis Cook Convention Center 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the market for a new car or just want to take one out for a spin. The auto show has something for everyone, with over 250 cars, trucks and SUVS on display. Admission $6–$8.

Martin L. King. Jr. Day Unity Walk


Tool Box Bash Memphis Botanic Garden 7–10 p.m. Support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis while enjoying live entertainment, food from Heart & Soul Catering and drinks from The Stellar Cellar. Admission $60.

Snowden Grove Park 10 a.m. The City of Southaven and the Psi Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority in DeSoto County present the sixth annual Unity Walk. A tradition for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the walk is meant to bring the community together. Admission free.

The DeSoto County 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Gale Center, Hernando Monday, January 18 at 8:30-9:30 am The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the DCAAHS (DeSoto CountyAfrican American History Symposium). Admission is $10 plus a can good, and or non-perishable items.


Italian Winterfest Racquet Club of Memphis 5 p.m. Coletta’s, Dino’s Grill and Garibaldi’s are just three of the almost two dozen restaurants serving up elegance at this year’s fest. Tony Barrasso will play traditional tableside music before DJ Michael Spano steps in to get the party started. Admission $45.

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Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Thousands of fans from across the globe will meet in Memphis for this flamboyant weeklong fête.

Repticon Memphis

From the traditional cake cutting

Landers Center 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Spend an afternoon or two attending live animal seminars and picking out the perfect reptile companion. Admission $5–$15.

ceremony to special guest speakers, there’s no better way to celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.


The Auction Graceland, 7 p.m.

Club Elvis Elvis Presley Car Museum at Graceland Plaza, 8–11 p.m.


Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony Graceland’s North Lawn, 9:30 a.m.

Birthday Cake & Coffee Chrome Grille at Graceland Plaza, 10:30 a.m.

Official Graceland Insiders Reception and Graceland Tour Graceland, 6–9 p.m.


Fan Club Presidents’ Event


International Blues Challenge Downtown Memphis 5:30–9 p.m. Tues., Noon–10 p.m. Weds.–Fri. Talented musicians from across the world convene in Memphis to try their luck in the annual showcase. Admission $100.


Keeping the Blues Alive Recognition Lunch Club 152 Noon Watch as the Blues Foundation presents the KBA Awards to those who have made significant contributions to the world of Blues. Yellow Dog Records and Noel Hayes are among this year’s recipients. Admission $50.


Graceland Archives studio, 9–11 a.m.

Memphis Botanic Garden 5:30–8 p.m. Bid on original, anonymous works of art at this fundraising event. Drawing on landscapes as inspiration, the artists include Memphis Urban Sketchers, Plein Air Memphis, Artists’ Link, and students of Marilyn Wannamaker.


Incognito Silent Art Auction & Gala

Love Me Tender: The Great Elvis Love Songs Cannon Center, 7:30 p.m.

Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis Bus departs from Backbeat Tours window at BB King’s Blues Club, 1:30 p.m.

Additional Events Elvis Bingo Elvis Chili Dinner Graceland Tours Free Walk-Up Times for The Meditation Garden Graceland Stable Tours The Guest House at Graceland Showroom

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out & about




through January 17


Lil Wayne

60s Cool

Landers Center, Southaven 7:30 p.m., Admission $37.50–$77.50

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics FedEx Forum, Memphis 5 p.m., Admission $10–$140

12 Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets FedEx Forum, Memphis 7 p.m., Admission $10–$140

MUSIC 3 Gregg Allman Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino, Tunica 8 p.m., Admission $27–$47


29 Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Orpheum Theatre, Memphis 7:30 p.m., Admission $40–$125

30 O.A.R. GoldStrike Casino, Tunica 8 p.m., Admission $19.95–$39.95

VISUAL ARTS through January 3

Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection

Minglewood Hall, Memphis 8 p.m., Admission $15–$17

Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7


through January 3

Star & Micey

City and Color Minglewood Hall, Memphis 8 p.m., Admission $27.50–$33

19 Tool Landers Center, Southaven 7 p.m., Admission $75.50

23 Bill Maher Minglewood Hall, Memphis 8 p.m., Admission $47.50–$102

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My Own Places: Paintings and Prints by Martha Kelly Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

through January 10 Decorative Arts Trust: A 35th Anniversary Edition Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

through February 21 Families in Art Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

through March 6 Douglas Harling: Residence of the Heart National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., Noon–5 p.m. Sun., Admission $4–$6

through March 13 Clare Leighton and Thomas W. Nason: Common Threads Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

through April 3 Painting American Progress: Selections from the Kattner Collection and More Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

Pikney Herbert Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

9 through February 13 Sewing with Jane Borgognoni Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $20–$25

17 through April 3 Thomas Cole’s The Voyage of Life Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

30 through February 13 Children’s Handmade Valentines Class Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $20–$25


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through January 10 Peter Pan Playhouse on the Square, Memphis 2 p.m. Sat.–Sun., Admission $15–$40

7–31 Byhalia, Mississippi Playhouse on the Square, Memphis 8 p.m. Weds.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Admission $12–$24

12–17 Matilda: The Musical Orpheum Theatre, Memphis 7:30 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun., Admission $25–$125

22–31 Hairspray Presented by Kudzu Playhouse Hernando Performing Arts Center, Hernando 7 p.m. first Thurs. only, 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Admission $7–$12

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physical strength to learn. “I feel that

existence, and personality all work



patience has become one of the most

together and affect each other.

the practice began only a few years

valuable qualities to obtain in the 21st

“When tapping into the stillness within

ago, when he realized the benefits

century,” he says. “Patience comes if you

us,” he says, “we allow ourselves to be at

were more than physical. “Of course,

are willing to transition through the

a state of peace on and off the mat.”

there’s the physical aspect [of Yoga]

openness of the body, mind, and self.”




that most people are drawn to, such

Born in Birmingham, AL, Plyer moved

as strengthening the core and burning

to Memphis in the mid 90s and now

fat,” says Plyer. “But more value lies in

teaches at Delta Groove Yoga and

the calming and centering of the mind

Midtown Yoga, both located in midtown,

along with the subtle yet significant

Memphis. Incorporating concepts such

impacts within the nervous system.”

as mindfulness and devotion in every

Plyer’s reference to Yoga’s impact on

class he teaches, Plyer also studies

the nervous system has been backed

Ayurveda, a holistic approach to health

by years of research. In addition to

that teaches physical existence, mental




“But more value lies in the

calming and centering of the mind along with the subtle yet significant impacts within the nervous system.


response to stress, Yoga has been shown to calm human response to threat, such as a racing heart, sweating, and anxiety. “What we take from our yoga practice,” says Plyer,” a deeper understanding of ourselves, becomes one of the greatest qualities of Yoga.” Since receiving his certification to teach Yoga in 2014, this 30-year-old Memphian credits the practice with defining his flexible, slim physique. He adds that it has also taught him extraordinary




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“Any exercise helps your body, and hooping is part of that, but you have to treat all three aspects to be truly healthy.



as well as seniors, who enjoy the

look and personality, Chloe Evans




low-impact and fun nature of what

must be the prototype. The thin and

we do.”

welcoming co-owner of Co-Motion

Concerning benefits to the mind

Studio in crosstown floats through

and spirit, Evans, 39, pointed to

space with a bohemian-chic style,

therapeutic benefits of this type of

talking about and showing off the

non-traditional exercise.

benefits of hooping as exercise, and






wellness as a complete state of being.

motion, which can be soothing,”

“We approach wellness as a whole

Evans said. “And in that motion,

mind body and spirit type of thing,”

you’re using a circle. It’s a nice,

Evans said. “Any exercise helps your

symbol that we see everywhere,

body, and hooping is part of that, but

and you put that in motion.”

you have to treat all three aspects to For the body, the hooping exercise provides


Evans also mentioned that to be successful in hooping, there’s a

be truly healthy.” low-impact,


certain push-pull dynamic that is essential.

core workout that provides cardio

“You control the hoop, but you

stimulation while strengthening key

also have to go with the flow,” she

muscle groups. It’s done slowly, over

said. “It’s kind of like life that way.

time, and with low-risk. It’s designed

You dictate where it goes, but you

to be as fun and accessible as it is

have to accept that physics and

physically beneficial.

gravity will have it kind of doing its










own thing, too.” Co-Motion




classes will be filled with only skinny,

classes for various levels, as well

young girls, but it’s really a good place


to start for anyone,” Evans said. “We

offerings. Full schedule available at

even have men coming in for classes,





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we can get them into the right kind of

their cycling and running needs, Matt

footwear, that’s where the real win is,”

and Martha Hall opened Full Motion

he says. “And that’s when we get people

Running and Cycling in 2014 to serve not

coming back with smiles on their faces.”

only themselves, but all area residents.

Though it is a specialty store, Matt

“We both love running and I’ve loved

wants everyone to feel comfortable

cycling since I was a kid,” Matt explains.

walking through the doors. “Our belief is,

“We knew there was a void and a need,

‘Every pace has a place,’” he notes. “We

and we knew there was no better time

are welcoming to all and encouraging

than now.”

to all. There is no stereotype. There’s 6399

no specific body type for a runner or a

Goodman Road, Suite 112, Full Motion

cyclist. If they come in, we know they’re

provides sporting apparel and gear,

coming in with a goal.”






running shoes and bikes. The store also

Whether it is cycling or running, the

includes a full-service bike shop with

benefits for each are similar. “Most

mechanics on staff.

important is, I think, it’s a phenomenal

A one-of-kind operation in Desoto

stress reliever,” Matt concludes. The

County, Matt aims to attract customers

activities also minimize high cholesterol

by giving them what other stores can’t.

and blood pressure, help with weight

“If we can get a customer in, and get

loss and offer ways to meet new people

them out of that big-box mindset, and

and enjoy nature. “When people are

they can share what their aches and

running with friends, that accountability

pains and even what their goals are, and

and friendship is great.”

“When people are

running with friends, that accountability and friendship is great.

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you find something you love, everything else tends to have to work around it



“Zumba is hugely known now,” she says. “There’s obviously a lot of latin

become a way of life. From her lengthy catalog of YouTube

influence and flair in the movements,

tutorials to the weekly classes she

but now we have instructors all the way

hosts at Jane’s Gym in Olive Branch

to Australia”

and First Presbyterian Church in

Anderson picked up on Zumba six

Hernando, it’s a wonder that the

years ago, shortly after giving birth to

35-year-old realtor by day finds time

her first child. “I’ve always been a workout buff,

for much else. “When you find something you love,

always a dancer. So when I found out

everything else tends to have to work

you could actually work out while

around it,” she says.

dancing as part of a certified class, I took





cardio-based, full-body workout that

right to it,” she says. Four months after her first class,

incorporates lunges, kicks, squats,


twists and turns – perfect for burning

and became a certified instructor,




that extra, unwanted baby weight.



weight routines

“You’re gonna sweat and by the end,

from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to

you’ll probably be pretty sore,” she

contemporary hits like Bruno Mars’


“Run Away Baby” alongside classes of





up to two dozen dancers.

Alberto “Beto” Perez, the rhythmic

“It’s all about letting go and having

motions of Zumba are typically

fun,” Anderson says. “You don’t really

accompanied by hip hop, latin and

worry about people looking at you – you

pop music and

have spread like

just don’t have time. Everybody else is

wildfire across the United States in

watching the instructor, concentrating

recent years.

on moving their own feet.” Click magazine | JANUARY 2016 69


“You have different strategic peaks and valleys built into the workout, and that really builds your endurance



and it just kind of took off from there,”

chairs who have taken this class,

can be considered something of a

Colvin says. “They are still producing

runners, weightlifters — I can’t think of

POUND pioneer.

new content, coming out with two or

many who wouldn’t enjoy this,” she says.

“It’s a really excellent cardio-based

three tracks and workouts a

workout that, to my knowledge, nobody

month for certified instructors

else is doing right now,” she says.

to learn.”

POUND is a percussion-based “rockout

Colvin, who has been a certi-

workout” that uses weighted drumsticks

fied POUND instructor for just

in 45-minute simulated drumming sets

six months, has already seen a

accompanied by a variety of tracks

large influx of prospective per-

featuring edgy pop music.

cussion enthusiasts, with the

“You have different strategic peaks

typical class hosting more than

and valleys built into the workout, and that really builds your endurance,”

a dozen participants. “I feel like this is one of those classes that can be suited for al-

Colvin says. Jane’s Gym Olive Branch currently

most anybody,” she says. “There

hosts four certified instructor, also

are so many different options

known as “POUND Pros.” The exercise

and modifications for anyone


interested that I can’t recom-

isometrics, simple


ments and fast-paced cardio to the tune of 400 to 900 calories per workout.

mend it enough.” While POUND provides an en-

POUND was created by Kirsten Poten-

ergetic cardio workout, Colvin

za and Cristina Peerenboom, a pair of

says that slight changes have

friends and drummers from California

been made to the routine in the

who saw calorie-burning potential in

past to account for those with

the everyday artistry of music.

physical limitations.

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So You Want to Start Your Own Business A guide to setting up shop in 2016 by SHAWN CLAYTON



Pro forma business financial statements

it; Small Business is the

and cash flows

Collateral summary In today’s lending environment, col-

backbone of our economy.

A solid and well researched business

lateral is a key component of measur-

For those that own and operate small

plan is just the start of the process. A track

ing the level of risk exposure a bank is

businesses, there is nothing small

record of success and being able to exe-

willing to accept on a particular project.

about it. It’s hard work, late nights and

cute the plan is the next step. You must be

Depending on the size and complexity

early mornings. It takes an enduring

able to answer the simple yet complicated

of the loan, an individual should be pre-

drive to succeed no matter what might

question: how will your business make

pared to summarize and submit collat-

get in the way.


eral to help balance out the risk to the lender. This “skin in the game” from the

And when success is found, often these small businesses are family in-

Current personal financial statements,

borrower is essential to not only get a

come providers for generations to

past three years of tax returns and a

loan but to protect the lender from a

come or they become the grass roots of

positive credit history

catastrophic loss, business failure or

the large corporations of tomorrow.

We know this feels intrusive but regula-

unexpected crises.

So exactly what is needed when ap-

tions and credit underwriters require us

plying for a loan to start a new busi-

to fully understand the financial stand-

If you are in the market for a business

ness? Obviously, there are varying

ing of our clients before we lend to them.

loan or just simply have an idea that

situations to just about every business

Having a healthy financial statement and

has potential, an experienced Renasant

and lending opportunity, however in

positive credit history is very important so

banker can be a great advisor as they

community banking, these are the five

that as lenders, we know that the money

have most likely seen many types of

“must haves” for any lending relation-

we lend is going to the proper place.

businesses during their careers. So if you want to start a small busi-

ship to begin. Cash on hand for equity requirements

ness…your Renasant banker is a great

A detailed business plan including

(typically 20%) and cash available for

place to start the conversation. Renas-

past education, work history and

working capital needs

ant Bank. Understanding You.

market research for your business

In any industry, cash is king. How are you

Many find it tedious in gathering both

going to cover initial expenses for pay-

personal and professional materials

roll (if you have one other than yourself),

and disclosing it during the lending

office supplies, insurance, taxes, legal

process, and in full disclosure, we do

fees, etc.? Even if the potential loan cov-


But the nature of today’s lend-

ers equipment, facilities, land and other

ing environment calls for a thorough

items, you will still need cash to perform

understanding of whom we are lend-

the day-to-day operations. Lenders sup-

ing money and by what means will the

ply capital to get businesses going how-

borrowed funds be paid back.

ever they do not supply the cash to pay the operational bills.

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Shawn Clayton is DeSoto Division President of Renasant Bank. For more information, visit Renasant Bank at 6890 Cockrum Street in Olive Branch or call 662.893.0065. This article is not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the facts of any particular situation and the state of the law at any given moment. The information provided should only be used as a guide regarding the issues individuals may face and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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New Year, New You Cleansing as a healthy weight loss solution by AMBER S. THOMPSON



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that our spirit operates every day. When our body

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is performed on FDA approved devices and use disposable

our body will store more toxins in our fat cells to protect our

tubing for safety and sanitation. Treatment sessions last 30-

vital organs, or its “engine”. This may be a reason that many

45 minutes and are offered in private, modest rooms. Each

people have trouble losing weight despite following diets and

session gently eliminates an average of 3-5 bowel movements.

exercising. Simply put, the machine will add toxins to storage,

Three sessions of colon hydrotherapy are recommended on

or fat, when it has engine problems, or digestive issues.

the first cleanse to offer a good basic cleanse of the 5 ½ feet

Cleansing may be the reboot your body engine needs to jump

of colon. Monthly sessions are recommended after the basic

start your weight loss.

cleanse to continue the benefits of cleansing and naturally

Most Americans are storing at least five pounds of excess

improve the overall health of colon.

fecal matter in the colon. When the colon is impacted with

Like diet and exercise, regular colon cleansing can help

debris, we do not absorb vital minerals needed for over 300

improve your natural elimination and has been associated to

body processes, including metabolism. Processed foods

many anti-aging benefits. If your body is feeling more like a

lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-

semi truck and less like a sports car, maybe a cleanse is the

quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food

maintenance your engine needs to get back on the road to

produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal

better health.

walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter. Colon cleansing removes excess debris to improve absorption of vital minerals and can also benefit the microbiome, or gut chemistry. Science is discovering that our longevity, proneness to disease, and now even our weight can be directly related to the environment of the colon. Colon cleansing accelerates detoxification to assist a weight loss, improve healthy gut flora and kick-start your metabolism through detoxification. In short, cleaning the pipes of the engine offers a better running machine. Colon hydrotherapy, also known a colonic, is a procedure 76 JANUARY 2016 | Click magazine

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Clearer Image Digitizing mammograms makes breast cancer screening easier and fast


INK RIBBONS ARE PINNED TO PLENTY OF collars this month as survivors of breast cancer along with their family and friends raise awareness about

Whitney Moore, R.T.(R) performs a CT scan on DeSoto Imaging's 64-slice CT.

breast cancer. Part of that mission includes reminding

women about the importance of mammograms.






A mammogram is an X-ray exam performed by a radiologist

radiologists, a homelike atmosphere and the ease and

in order to examine a woman’s breast tissue to determine

efficiency of outpatient medicine, Desoto Imaging Specialists

if there are any abnormalities. Women between 50 and 74

(DIS) has ushered in a new healthcare paradigm to the metro

years old should have a mammogram done every two years,

Memphis area. Located at 7420 Guthrie Drive North, Suite 105

and women younger than 50 should discuss with their

(DeSoto Medical Plaza) in Southaven, Mississippi, DIS delivers

doctors when to start getting mammograms. However, if a

the area’s clearest medical imagery in a fraction of the time

lump is discovered during a self-exam or otherwise, having

that is experienced in hospital facilities.

a mammogram done as soon as possible is vital.

DIS offers an entire spectrum of diagnostic imaging that

While traditional mammograms are performed with film,

includes MRI, CT , nuclear medicine, traditional X-ray and

digital mammograms are becoming more common, as both

fluoroscopy, ultrasound and digital mammography. The

patients and doctors discover the benefits of taking digital

medical staff of DIS includes radiologists from Memphis

X-rays in lieu of using film.

Physicians Radiological Group, PC , the same group that provides radiological services to several hospitals in the tri-

BENEFITS OF A DIGITAL MAMMOGRAM • Undergoing a digital mammogram is faster than a film mammogram, and results are immediately available after the procedure, which cuts down on waiting time.

• The images can be altered and adjusted to improve the brightness and contrast, making it easier to view differences in tissues.

• Because the images are stored digitally, they can be readily shared with other physicians.

• Digital mammography uses less radiation than film mammography.

• Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology, which uses digital images, can help radiologists detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

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Crystal Ball Saturday, January 16, 2016 The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi invites you to attend Mr. Gatsby’s Crystal Ball. Sixteen years in the running, the Crystal Ball is regarded as the largest social event in northwest Mississippi. The black-tie affair features a decadent seated dinner, live music by Party Planet, and topnotch auction items. All proceeds will assist the Foundation in its mission to connect people with causes that matter and give back to local nonprofits.

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EXPERT CARDIAC CARE in the heart of Olive Branch.

Pain in your chest, arm or jaw. Shortness of breath. Nausea. All are symptoms of heart attack. Getting medical attention as quickly as possible can save your life. Fortunately, Methodist Olive Branch Hospital and their expert cardiac team are close by. Which is vital, because when it comes to your heart, minutes matter. To learn more, visit

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