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The Week in Review

Metro - Spirit of Memphis
 
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Whoa, the Spirit of Memphis is so strong these days, we had trouble deciding which examples to share.

We narrowed to a few including an animal control officer who goes out of his way to unite pets and owners, a law firm employee who helps legal cases flow smoothly, a Houston High athlete who’s run past challenges, and a UT Vols fan who shows team spirit in a colorful way.

Plus, Geoff Calkins reminds us of the difference Tommy Pacello made in his 45 years, David Waters notes how a slain pastor’s memory inspires a ministry, and Don Wade talks to some strong-spirited Ukranian refugees.

We see how HopeWorks helps former inmates move forward, and we also offer a couple of ideas for readers to get in the spirit by helping those less fortunate.

We hope you enjoy these inspiring stories. If you’re a Daily Memphian subscriber, we appreciate your support. If not, please consider signing up for unlimited access to all of our local news coverage.

 
 
 

Memphis animal control officer Lawrence Higginbottom has won a national award for his daily efforts in the field to reunite pets with their owners. 

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Nearly two years after Tommy Pacello died of pancreatic cancer, his friends and colleagues are celebrating the visionary city planner’s birthday by unveiling a fellowship that will support his work. 

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Erick Anderson walked into the Burch Porter & Johnson law firm 40 years ago this month as a Manpower temp in charge of running the crank-shaft elevator.

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Vols fans in West Tennessee have it rough. On this massive weekend for Tennessee football, a local fan named Catherine Davenport will celebrate by putting on a bright orange prosthesis. That’s right, she has a Tennessee leg. 

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With some early-season difficulties out of the way, the junior cross-country standout takes aim at staying at the front of the pack.

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“When Dr. Autura died, whoever knew her and had a covenant relationship with her, something died in them. We want to show what can be born out of trauma. That death and trauma aren’t the end of the story.”

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‘You understand how everything can change in the power of politics. You’re just human. You want to live your life,’ said Kostya Domaratskyy, who left his country to earn an MBA at CBU, and now is stranded in Memphis. 

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At faith-based HopeWorks, the mission to provide convicted felons with a fresh start isn’t just about education, training, and a good job. It’s about making a real change and living a better, God-centered life. 

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“Meritan knows that happiness during the holiday season isn’t exclusive to children. Too often in our community, the joy of Christmas eludes others as well,” said the organization’s president. 

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Families, children and seniors are eligible to enroll for donated holiday gifts

Angels can be adopted off physical Christmas “Angel Trees” at the Kroc Center, the Purdue Center of Hope and the Salvation Army store on Kirby-Whitten Road.

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