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Everything you need to know before you vote

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Early voting is underway through Oct. 30 in advance of the Nov. 4 election day. Here is the sample ballot from the Shelby County Election Commission for you to mark with your choices and use when you vote. (You are going to vote, aren’t you?)

Here are a few more things you need to know:

• WHAT: A few highlights from this year’s ballot: the races for governor, U.S. Senate and House; four state Constitutional amendments; and, depending on where you live, wine in grocery stores (Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown and Millington) or liquor by the drink (Lakeland).

• WHEN: Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 30 

• WHERE: 21 polling sites across Shelby County (view the list here). You can vote at any of the 21 locations, no matter where you live.

• WHAT YOU NEED: State or federal photo ID – driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.

Want even more info? Check out the Shelby County Election Commission website at ShelbyVote.com. And follow @tdnpols for early voting updates, election night returns, and all the other political news you need to know.

New events at Muddy’s Grind House

The new Muddy’s Grind House in Midtown is now open, extending Muddy’s trademark case of sweet treats and “Team Muddy’s” staff to a new neighborhood – but things aren’t stopping there.

The bakery has a chalkboard near a back door where customers can scribble down some ideas for things they’d like to see at the bakery. And the Grind House is launching one such new idea this week: sunrise yoga/tai chi.

On Mondays and Wednesdays at the Grind House, there will be “early bird yoga with Meredith” from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. It also will be held on Saturdays from 8-9 a.m.

From Muddy’s:

“Class: This early morning yoga class is fit for you to roll outta bed (even keep your jammies on!), grab your mat, and stumble into our back yard. Don’t be intimidated- this is a gentle class with standard postures & some energetic movement. It’s great for beginners and beyond. Come see how a hearty dose of balance, mindfulness, & heart-strength can positively impact your whole day!
Instructor: Meredith Melvin is a native Memphian who has a love for life, love, & happiness. She finds balance through yoga, her family & friends, and helping others step into a calming harmony through yoga. She also instructs at Delta Groove Yoga Studio on Madison Ave.
“Nuts n’ Bolts: Bring your own mat & blanket if you can, but a few extras will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wear comfy clothing that you can move in (seriously, jammies are welcome!). Pay what you can; suggested donation of $8 (cash only, please).”

Other things the Grind House is adding:
Tai Chi with Marilyn, on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

And Yoga & Yoga-Express with Tasha, on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

For more information: http://muddysbakeshop.com/journal/posts/grind–unwind-fall-2014-schedule

First Tennessee introducing more secure chip-based cards in 2015

First Tennessee Bank is preparing to introduce chip-based cards for customers that provide greater security than cards which store customer information on a strip on the back.

First Tennessee plans to introduce the cards in 2015. The EMV cards have embedded microchips that authenticate cardholders and authorize transactions. One difference customers will notice is that chip cards aren’t swiped, but rather inserted into the terminal where they stay for the duration of the transaction.

Fittingly, First Tennessee’s announcement this month comes during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Get well soon, Mr. King

According to news reports, B.B. King has canceled the rest of his U.S. tour because of exhaustion and dehydration.

A statement on his Facebook page says the 89-year-old guitarist “fell ill” during a performance in Chicago a few days ago.

Salsarita restaurant opening in Southaven next week

Fast-casual Mexican restaurant Salsarita is opening its first Mid-South area location next week in Southaven near Snowden Grove.

The opening will be Oct. 6 at 6582 Getwell Road, the first of what’s expected to be many in the area.

Salsarita’s will offer Mexican-flavored favorites like fresh guacamole, signature salsas, queso, as well as customizable burritos, tacos, salads, bowls and more.

The restaurant will also include an outdoor patio and the availability of catering.

 

Dansette

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