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Meridian - Downtown Details ... Nov. 13th - 19th

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017
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MEC TOUR
Tuesday November 14th-7:30am-9:00am
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

DONTEA'S SEAFOOD & BBQ RIBBON CUTTING
Tuesday November 14th-10:00am
2407 5th Street
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

AMOS LEE
Tuesday November 14th 7:30pm
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.696.2200 for more information

DEACONESS RIBBON CUTTING
Thursday, November 16th-4:00pm
1203 24th Ave
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
Friday November 17th-7:00pm
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.696.2200 for more information

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 18th-9:00am-5:00pm
Downtown Merchants

MERRY MERIDIAN MARKET
Saturday, November 18th-9:00am-5:00am
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.693.2200

SUPERTALK MERIDIAN 103.3
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Looking Back with Richelle Putnam
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Behind the Scenes with Richelle Putnam and Leslie Lee
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Local Focus with Lindsey Hall
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 am: The Pre-Game Show with Lindsey Hall
Call 601.693.1103 for more information

MERIDIAN-LAUDERDALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday 11:00 am: Activities for Adults
Tuesday 10:00 am: Baby/Toddler Story Time 4:30 pm Chess Club
Wednesday 4:30 pm: (7th-12th Grades)
Thursday Special Showcases
Call 601.693.6771 for more information

MERIDIAN CIVITAN CLUB
12:00 pm every Tuesday (except 5th Tuesday)
Rush Hospital Private Dining Room
Call 601.938.6409 for more information

MERIDIAN EXCHANGE CLUB
12:00 pm every Tuesday
Red Lobster Restaurant
Call 601.479.3954 for more information

MERIDIAN LIONS CLUB
11:30 am every Thursday
Rush Hospital Cafeteria
Call 601.917.1968 for more information

MERIDIAN MUSEUM OF ART
6:00 pm every Thursday
Vino and Van Gogh
9:00 am every third Saturday
Artists Group
Call 601.693.1501 for more information

ROTARY CLUB OF EAST MISSISSIPPI
5:30 pm Every First & Third Monday
The Daily Grind
Call 601.701.3470 for more information

MERIDIAN DOWNTOWN OPTIMIST CLUB
12:00 pm every Tuesday
Western Sizzlin'
Call 601.693.2336 for more information

Dining Out/Night Life
AIE'S TASTE OF THAI
Open 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday-Friday with Daily Specials! Call 601.484.5858 for more information

BRICKHAUS
Mon - 7:00 pm - Craft Beer Club
Tue - 7:00 pm - Name That Tune
Wed - 8:00 pm - Live Trivia
Thu - 9:00 pm - Karaoke with the Party Animals
Sun - 3:30 pm - Buzztime Sunday Funday Trivia
Call 601.490.5242 for more information

DELI ON 5TH
Open 11:00 am -2:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Call 601.483.3354 for more information

HARVEST GRILL
Mon - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Open for lunch
Tuesday-Saturday: Happy Hour 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Tue - 5:00 pm - Surf n' Turf/ Happy Hour
Wed - 4:30 pm - Half off Bottles of Wine
Thu - Night Only - $1 Oysters
Call 601.282.5069 for more information

MERIDIAN UNDERGROUND MUSIC
Mon - 4:00 pm - Video Game Night
Tue - 7:00 pm - Audio Book and Art
Wed - 6:30 pm - Tai Chi
Thu - 6:00 pm - Poetry/Singer/Songwriter Night
Fri - 6:00 pm - Game Night
Sat - 10:00 am - Game Day
7:00 pm - Free Live Music featuring local talent
Call 601.485.1363 for more information

MR. ROGER'S
Open from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Call 601.482.5414 for more information

SUBWAY
Open 7:00 am -7:00 pm every Monday-Friday
Open 8:00 am -2:00 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday
Call 601.286.3527 for more information

WEIDMANN'S
Monday-Saturday: Happy Hour 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Mon - Half off Bottles of Wine
Tue - 8:00 pm - Trivia Night
Wed - 7:00 pm - Ladies Night, 1/2 price drinks for
the Ladies
Thu - 7:00 pm - Mississippi Night! Discounts on
MS craft beer and liquors
Fri - 9:00 pm - Live Music
Sat - 9:00 pm - Live Music
Sun - 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Jazz Brunch with Live
Music
Call 601.581.5770 for more information

This Week In Retail
BAMBINO'S BOUTIQUE
Come see what's new.
Call 601.693.5253 for more information

BLUE GIRL
Add a little sparkle to your outfit with our long necklaces. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 228.860.9589 for more information

THE BULLDOG SHOP
Come by the Bulldog Shop for lunch today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.484.0200 for more information

CROOKED LETTER
Fellas! It’s no shave November and we have the perfect product to keep you and that beard lookin’ good! "Like" us Facebook and Instagram crookedletter.shop
Call 601.207.5072 for more information

GENERATIONS FINE PAPER AND GIFTS
We love our new stemless glasses! AND since they’re dishwasher safe, you can use everyday! Cheers! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2721 for more information

HOOPER'S
Eyes and Ears going on now! Come see us today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2715 for more information

THE HULETT
New and old merchandise coming in weekly. Let The Hulett help "spruce" up your homes and camps for the holidays! "Like" us on Facebook
Call 601.453.2149 for more information

LABICHE JEWELERS
Make it personal this Christmas! Order customized birthstone jewelry today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.6071 for more information

LIBERTY SHOP
Need a dress with a sleeve? Love our fun new Free People sweater knit dresses! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.5331 for more information

LOEB'S
Get relaxed or active in a Jogging Jacket, Shirt, and Pants by Z Supply! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 800.432.7615 for more information

MOONPIE
Shop our new holiday collection before it's all gone! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.934.1414 for more information

PLANTERS SUPPLY
We have everything for hunting season, along with new fall plants. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2684 for more information

SAM'S FASHIONS
Come see all of our new arrivals.
Call 601.693.2731 for more information

STITCHIN KRAZY LLC
Need something monogrammed for Christmas? Come see us! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.286.5495 for more information

THE SEWING & VACUUM CENTER
Just in new Christmas fabrics . Come see them today. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.1863 for more information.

TONY'S SOUTHERN SPORTSMAN
Celebrate Tony's retirement by stopping by and purchasing something. Everything must go!
Call 601.693.4111 for more information

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Lunch and Learn ... Legal Documents Everyone Needs to Know

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - 11/16/2017
Anderson Regional Cancer Center Classroom 1704 23rd Ave. Meridian, MS
Lunch and Learn ... Legal Documents Everyone Needs to Know
Guest Speaker: Attorney H. Wingfield Glover, III
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
An informative series ... Light lunch.
Must register to attend
(601) 485-5081
(601) 485-5081

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/16/2017
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Upcoming Events

Dontea's Seafood & BBQ
Ribbon Cutting
10:00 a.m
Tuesday, November 14th
2407 5th Street


Mississippi Economic Council State Tour
Business Before Hours
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14th
MSU Riley Center


Deaconess Home Care
Ribbon Cutting
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th
1203 24th Ave


2017 EMBDC
Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12th
MSU Riley Center

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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” partners with Salvation Army’s Angel Tree & Santa

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/30/2017
Jones County Junior College M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on the JCJC campus in Ellisville
JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” partners with Salvation Army’s Angel Tree & Santa

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department is pleased to partner with the Salvation Army again this year in providing a bit of Christmas cheer for “angels” in the Pine Belt. The public is invited to begin the holiday season by attending, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas,” featuring the JC Jazz, JC Voices and a new group, The Bridge, for an evening of traditional and jazzy Christmas tunes on Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on the JCJC campus in Ellisville.

In lieu of a ticket, the students and faculty of the JCJC Fine Arts Department request that you bring one new unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” program as your admission to the concert. Gift suggestions include toys, sports equipment, board games and plush animals. All the donations will be given to children in our area this Christmas.

“We are also proud Santa will be joining us before the concert at 6 p.m. to take pictures with those who bring a gift for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The pictures with Santa are an additional gift from JCJC and Santa, in appreciation for donating to a worthy cause as we kick off this holiday season of gift-giving and music,” said JCJC Fine Arts Division Chair and JC Voices director, Dr. Susan Smith. “Many of our students receive scholarships and they look forward to performances like this where they can give back to the community and highlight their talent.”

The Jingle Jazz concert will feature an evening of beautiful holiday favorites like, “O Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Big Band Holiday” along with other Christmas favorites performed by the JC Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Mackenzie Edgley.

The select vocal ensembles, JC Voices and The Bridge, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith and accompanied by Dr. David Goldblatt will sing several selections including “Gettin’ in the Mood for Christmas” and the familiar and beloved “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” JC Voices and The Bridge will also share popular tunes like the Pentatonix arrangements of “That’s Christmas to Me,” “Mary Did You Know,” and “White Winter Hymnal.” Student soloists and duets from both groups will be featured throughout the evening.
Come early and get your family picture taken with our special guest from the North Pole with your gift donation to the Angel Tree program. All toys should be unwrapped and age appropriate. Necessities and Christmas gifts are provided for disadvantaged children from infants to age 12, through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program in Jones, Jasper, Wayne, Clarke, Smith and Simpson counties.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the Angel Tree project, go to http://salvationarmyalm.org/angel-tree/

Members of JC Jazz
Mackenzie Edgley, Director

Saxophones
Brelynne Baldwin - Raleigh
Sarah Conn – Natchez
Joshua Anderson – Leakesville
Sydney Herrington - Meridian

Trumpets
Gage Watkins - Quitman
Nicole Tisdale - Ellisville
Joseph A. Grimes - Citronelle, AL

Trombone
Tyler Miller - Cedar Park, TX

Rhythm Section
Aketrell Pruitt, drums - Ellisville
John Ivey, drums - Peta
Matthew Haight, piano - Mobile, AL

Members of JC Voices
Dr. Susan A. Smith, Conductor
Ms. Jennifer Bruton, Assistant Director
Dr. David Goldblatt, Accompanist
Joshua Anderson, Sand Hill
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
Brandon Broome, Sumrall
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Jorge Castillo, Ellisville
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Sarah Conn, Roxie
Natalie Davis, Pearl
Kaylee Green, Mobile, AL
Matthew Haight, Mobile, AL
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Melody Howard, Long Beach
Nathan Lucky, Meridian
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Corintha Sanson, Laurel
Kendra Stevison, Lucedale
Joseph Welch, Moselle
JJ Wieland, Taylorsville
Sydnee Yates, Pisgah

Members of The Bridge:
Dr. Susan A. Smith, Conductor
Mr. Gregory Wascoe, Assistant Director
Dr. David Goldblatt, Accompanist
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Nathan Lucky, Meridian
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Joseph Welch, Moselle

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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United Way of East Mississippi announces the recruitment of Channing Peebles as ....

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/21/2017
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Meridian: United Way of East Mississippi announces the recruitment of Channing Peebles as Vice-President, Resource Development and Communication.

“Channing came to us from her role as Community Manager with the American Cancer Society,” says Scott Stevens, Board Chairman. “We are excited to have her on our team as our fund raising and communication specialist,” says Stevens. “Channing is bringing a lot of passion and energy to the organization―she has a great vision for our work here at United Way.”

Mrs. Peebles, a University of Mississippi graduate, is a native of Philadelphia. She completed the Disney College Program in Orlando as a sales representative and worked in marketing with Meridian Main Street. She and her husband, Tyler, have one son.

United Way of East Mississippi, serving Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper, and Neshoba counties, supports 20 local partner agencies and 8 community impact programs.
Thad Quarles, Executive Director
601.693.2732
thad.quarles@unitedway.org

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Community blood drive at Northeast Lauderdale High School

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/17/2017
Northeast Lauderdale High School
On November 17, United Blood Services and Northeast Lauderdale High School is teaming up for a student, staff and community blood drive at the school. We are hoping to get a spot on GMM and/or Live at 5 to help promote the drive. We would like to come on the show sometime next week.

Your help and support is appreciated!

Mitzi Breaux
Marketing & Communications Manager
Lifeblood
United Blood Services
1503 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Direct (337) 593-7363 Mobile (337) 298-9342
Find the hero in you. Donate blood 3 times year.

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Judge Primeaux named vice-chair of Conference of Chancery Judges

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/17/2017
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Judge Primeaux named vice-chair of Conference of Chancery Judges

November 9, 2017
Chancellor Lawrence Primeaux of Meridian was elected vice-chair of Mississippi’s Conference of Chancery Judges on Oct. 26 at the Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Conference in Jackson.
Chancellor M. Ronald Doleac of Hattiesburg was elected chairman, and Chancellor Robert Q. Whitwell of Oxford was elected secretary-treasurer of the Conference of Chancery Judges.
Judicial conferences meet in April and October for continuing education training, and periodically during other times of the year to discuss legal, procedural and judicial issues. They make recommendations on issues affecting state courts.
Judge Primeaux was elected to the Twelfth District Chancery Court in 2006 and took office Jan. 2, 2007. The district includes Lauderdale and Clarke counties. For more than seven years he has published The Better Chancery Practice Blog, https://betterchancery.com. The ABA Journal in November 2016 named it among the nation's 100 best blogs for a legal audience, and on Nov. 3, the blog placed first in the Expert Institute's Best Legal Blog Contest and second overall among all blogs.
He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Nicholls State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, sociology and anthropology from the University of Mississippi in 1971, and a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1973.
Judge Primeaux practiced law for two years in Memphis, then worked as an appeals officer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission in Atlanta for four years. He worked as managing attorney for the former East Mississippi Legal Services office 1978-1981. He was in private law practice in Meridian for 25 years. He previously served as attorney for the city of Meridian, the Meridian Airport Authority, the Meridian Transportation Commission and the Meridian Civil Service Commission.
He is a former president of the Lauderdale County Bar Association and former chairman of the State Charity Hospital Board. He served on the East Mississippi State Hospital Community Advisory Committee, and on the boards of directors of the Lauderdale County Group Home, St. Francis Homes Inc., and Friendship Center. He is former president of United Way of Lauderdale County and of the Mental Health Association of Lauderdale County. He is a former director of the Meridian Rotary Club.

Beverly Pettigrew Kraft
Public Information Officer
Administrative Office of Courts
Jackson, MS
601-576-4637
bkraft@courts.ms.gov

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JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/27/2017
Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro
JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro is offering college credit, non-credit, and workforce, day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on demand. The following are the classes currently scheduled for this January 2018.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes
Health Care Assistant (January 8, through May 3, 2018)
Monday through Thursday – 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Spring College Academic Classes January 8, 2018-May 4, 2018
General Psychology (Hybrid) Mondays- 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
College Algebra Tuesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Western Civilization II Wednesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
English Comp. II (Hybrid) Thursdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Spring Non-Credit (Workforce) Classes)
Welding (January 8, through April 24, 2018)
Monday & Tuesdays – 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Commercial Truck Driving -------- Spring dates and information coming soon

Tuition costs for credit courses can be found on the website, along with registration information, at http://www.jcjc.edu/registration/ For more information contact Courtney McInnis at 601-735-2228 or email, courtney.mcinnis@jcjc.edu.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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ECCC Plans MI-BEST Open House Dec. 1

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/1/2017
East Central Community College ... Tucker Applied Technology Center on the Decatur campus
ECCC Plans MI-BEST Open House Dec. 1

East Central Community College will hold an Open House for students interested in enrolling in its MI-BEST program beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

The event will be held in the Tucker Applied Technology Center on the Decatur campus. Refreshments will be served and all participants will receive a MI-BEST T-shirt.

MI-BEST allows qualified applicants to take courses they need to prepare for the high school equivalency exam (formerly GED) while at the same time training for jobs in fields such as business and office technology, certified nurse assistant (CNA), automobile collision repair, hotel and restaurant management, culinary arts, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).

There is no cost for tuition for students who qualify for MI-BEST.

The open house is an opportunity for students who are interested in enrolling in the program to learn more about MI-BEST, the career opportunities and other benefits of the program.

Prospective MI-BEST students can contact Erin Tramill at 601-635-6255 or etramill@eccc.edu for more information on the program.

Bill Wagnon
Associate Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Office: 601-635-6242
Fax: 601-635-4398
Cell: 205-540-0515

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Kemper County School District Celebrates Success Awards Night ...

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/15/2017
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Kemper County School District Celebrates Success Awards Night
Event Summary

DEKALB, Mississippi – November 10, 2017
- On Thursday night (November 9, 2017), Kemper County School District hosted their Celebrate Success Awards Night honoring students throughout the school district who scored proficient and advanced on Mississippi State Assessment tests last spring.
- Nearly 300 students (299 exact), grades 3-12 were recognized for their academic achievements collecting over 400 (421 exact) awards.
- Several teachers (10 exact) were also honored for their roles in preparing their students to achieve the highest test data averages in their subject areas.
- The event was held at Kemper County High School gymnasium, which was standing room only as parents, city officials, school administrators, and community leaders came out to show their support.
- Dr. Monica Scott, Director of Admissions at Xavier University of Louisiana was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful message of encouragement for students to follow their dreams. During her address, Dr. Scott also spoke to parents about her personal journey. She indicated that she was just an average student with average grades in high school, but her success and perseverance came because of her parents’ involvement and continuous exposure to multiple career paths and academic programs.
- Superintendent of Education, Jackie Pollock, stated that the inaugural Celebrate Success Awards Night served multiple purposes: 1) to recognize the academic success of students who scored proficient and advanced on Mississippi State Assessment tests; and 2) to motivate all students and teachers to thrive to reach the goals of the district. Superintendent Pollock believes that it is important to highlight the success of Kemper County School District and she is looking forward to next years’ celebration to be even larger.

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ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/1/2017
East Central Community College Decatur Campus
ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1
East Central Community College invites area residents to get into the Christmas spirit by attending the third annual Warrior Wonderland Friday, Dec. 1, on the campus in Decatur.
The special celebration of Christmas will begin immediately following the Decatur Christmas Parade, about 6:30 p.m., and conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Warrior Wonderland will kick off with a fireworks display and visitors will have a variety of activities from which to choose.
Several East Central Community College musicians and ensembles, including the Centralettes and color guard, will be performing throughout the night on the music stage. There will be a ‘Selfies with Santa’ station, children’s movies on a large inflatable screen, a Mississippi National Guard Avenger military vehicle that guests can maneuver, and various specialty, food, and drink booths sponsored by ECCC student organizations.
A $5 armband will provide unlimited access to a train ride, inflatable slide, swings, two laser tag areas and other areas for children young and old. New this year is the Wrecking Ball, a ride that swings back and forth while the tub containing the rider spins.
“We always enjoy partnering with our local communities, and what better season of the year to do this than Christmas,” said East Central Community College president Dr. Billy Stewart. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the activities and fun our campus community has planned for this special holiday evening at East Central.”
For more information, contact Amanda Walton, ECCC director of housing and student activities, at 601-635-6213 or email awalton@eccc.edu.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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Nov. 13–20: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

Event Dates and Times

11/9/2017 - 11/20/2017
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Nov. 13–20: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

Meridian families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world—many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.
Nov. 13 –20 is Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, when local residents will collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan's Purse project will deliver these gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. The East Central MS Area Team volunteers have a goal of collecting more than 24,200 gifts during the week.
"It's exciting to think of the impact our efforts will have in the life of each child who receives a shoebox," said Regional Director Shelli Wishard. "We can't wait to see how our community will respond this year to share God's love with children across the globe."
Meridian residents are not alone in their effort to help children around the world. More than 150,000 volunteers including families, churches and other groups are joining forces to contribute to the largest Christmas project of its kind. In 2017, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children, with 24,200 coming from the East Central MS Area Team Area Team.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 770-777-9342 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through "Follow Your Box" and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child's specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
MEDIA NOTE: For complete media materials including high-resolution downloadable photos, visit samaritanspurse.org/occnewsroom.

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Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Event Dates and Times

11/8/2017 - 12/8/2017
East Central Community College in Decatur
Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Registration for spring 2018 semester classes is underway at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The deadline to enroll is Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Online courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. The last day to register for online classes is Wednesday, Jan. 17.

“Although the semester does not start until January, we encourage prospective students to register early to get the necessary classes at the times that are most desirable,” said Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services.

Students who have not applied and been accepted to ECCC should do so online at www.eccc.edu. To complete the application process students must have an official ACT or COMPASS placement score and an official copy of high school and any previous college transcripts on file in the Office of Admissions.

Students who do not register for classes by Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, prior to the holiday period will be invited to Spring Orientation on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or call toll free 1-877-462-3222, ext. 205. The email address is rlee@eccc.edu.

Bill Wagnon
Associate Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Office: 601-635-6242
Fax: 601-635-4398
Cell: 205-540-0515

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EMCC - ‘COMMUNIVERSITY’ DESIGNED TO IMPRESS

Event Dates and Times

11/7/2017 - 11/23/2017
East Mississippi Community College
‘COMMUNIVERSITY’ DESIGNED TO IMPRESS

MAYHEW — The two-story structure under construction between East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus and the PACCAR plant is easily visible to passing motorists traveling along U.S. Highway 82.
Although the façade is yet to come and the steel girders that jut skyward offer only a hint of a skeletal outline, it is obvious the campus that will house EMCC’s “Communiversity” won’t conform to the traditional square-block, brick-and-mortar architecture prominent throughout the Southeast.
“The style will be very modern,” said PryorMorrow’s Michael W. Taylor, the architect of record for the Communiversity, a large-scale workforce training center that will offer credit and non-credit courses to students seeking careers in advanced manufacturing. “We were told EMCC wanted something that would impress visitors. As much as we all like traditional architecture, it doesn’t really impress people from other countries.
“For this project, our goal was to really step up our game with a level of architecture that is on par with the rest of the world.”
The modern theme dovetails with the building’s purpose. The Communiversity, officially known as the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence 2.0, will house credit and non-credit courses related to training students for careers in advanced manufacturing. The facility will boast state-of-the art equipment needed to prepare students to work in high-tech industries.
Automation & Control, Electro-Mechanical Technology/Mechantronics and Precision Machining and Manufacturing are just a few of the programs that will be offered at the new, 145,638-square-foot, $42 million facility that is expected to open in late 2018 or early 2019.
“This facility will prepare students to work in high-tech industries right here in the Golden Triangle,” EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said. “We are committed to providing our local industries with a highly qualified workforce and our students with the skills needed to excel in today’s automated manufacturing environment. PryorMorrow has done an outstanding job in creating a unique building that will be visually striking and will, at the same time, help us meet the educational needs of our community partners for many years to come.”
The main building will feature sweeping, curved lines and a wall of glass that faces outward, with a large open space inside for exhibits by local industries to showcase their products. Students from area schools will be able to tour the building and learn about the technology that goes into making the various products.
There will be classrooms, computer labs, and office space on the second floor, with student lounge areas scattered throughout the building.
“Common spaces will have different elements that will enhance the space and really reinforce the idea of technology and collaboration,” Taylor said.
Much of the student training will take place in 21 high-bay laboratories designed to allow the easy access for the setup and removal of heavy machinery like that used by area manufacturers. Most of the bays will be housed inside two, single story wings that will intersect the main building at 45-degree angles.
“We worked pretty hard on making things as transparent as possible,” Taylor said. “We jumped on every opportunity we could to put glass inside so you could see activity going on in the different rooms. When the building is being used to its full purpose, it is going to be buzzing with activity. No matter where you are at, you will be able to look into classrooms and see people learning. The idea is to make the whole facility stimulating and buzzing with activity.
“The project was fun for us because this was the first time in a long time we could really step out of the box and do something exciting. I think it is going to draw a lot of attention because it is different than what is around this area.”
Last year, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and the Appalachian Regional Commission announced the award of a $4.6 grant to construct six high-bay classrooms in addition to the 15 already planned. This was the second grant by the ARC, which has provided $10 million for the project. Other funding partners for the $42 million facility include the Mississippi Legislature and Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. The Golden Triangle Development LINK has also been instrumental in the project.
Speaking at the official Communiversity groundbreaking in December of 2016, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said one of the truly unique aspects of the project has been the level of cooperation among the various agencies.
“What the Communiversity is going to represent is government at all levels — cities, counties, state and the federal government — all coming together to help create an environment that will produce the workforce of tomorrow,” Reeves said. “That is something in which we can all be proud.”

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

11/7/2017 - 11/16/2017
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Upcoming Events

Mississippi Economic Council State Tour
Business Before Hours
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14th
MSU Riley Center

Deaconess Home Care
Ribbon Cutting
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th
1203 24th Ave

2017 EMBDC
Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12th
MSU Riley Center

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PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” awards 45 scholarships to JCJC students

Event Dates and Times

11/6/2017 - 11/22/2017
Jones County Junior College
PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” awards 45 scholarships to JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – For the last five-years, member-consumers from Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area have generously donated to the Round Up for Education Scholarship program. The generosity of the thousands of members who voluntarily pay a few cents more on their electric bill has conceivably changed the lives of more than one-thousand students over the years. This year, forty-five Jones County Junior College students each received $800 scholarships from the “Roundup for Education Scholarship program through PRVEPA, with a total of 240 students getting scholarships to use at any of Mississippi’s Community/Junior Colleges this year.

“This program makes a difference in being able to make ends meet or not and to earn a college education. It makes a huge difference and we hope other electric power associations will learn about this program. It speaks volumes about the folks in south Mississippi and how they value education,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.

Over the last five-years, 211-JCJC students received a financial boost from the support of the Association’s member-consumers who round up their bills to the nearest dollar each month. When the program was established in 2012, PRVEPA Manager of Members Services, Kurt Brautigam said they really hoped it would be beneficial and have some success. However, it turned out to be even better than they expected. More than one million dollars has been collected through the extra dimes, nickels and quarters over the last five years.

“I don’t think in our wildest dreams we would have realized how many lives we could touch in just this short period of time. It’s really due to our members who are rounding up their bills and allowing this money to go into this fund so that these students can be assisted,” said Brautigam.

JCJC freshmen nursing major, Lakelyn Bohannon said she was thrilled to receive the financial assistance from the PRVEPA scholarship program, knowing it impacts hundreds of freshmen entering college. With plans to become a nurse practitioner, scholarships like this will help her reach her goal.

“I am very thankful to benefit from this scholarship that helps supplement my education expenses. I am the second person in my family to receive this scholarship. My sister received the scholarship in 2013,” said Bohannon.

Columbia resident and veterinary science major, Yasmine Pope said, “Receiving this scholarship will take a lot of weight off of both me and my family and it will help my family from worrying about how some of my education will be paid for. It feels great. It feels wonderful and it is very exciting to know that there are people in this world who care enough about me/us to get an education that they would go above and beyond to help us.”

Scholarships are available to members who do the roundup, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolled as freshmen this fall. PRVEPA General Manager Randy Wallace noted that the Association has always tried to find ways to improve the quality of life for its members and the communities where they live.

“We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education….These funds will help create long-term educational opportunities as well as economic benefits, which is good for everyone in the communities we serve.”

Forrest County Agriculture High School graduate and JCJC civil engineering major, Matt Mordica is a prime example of who PRVEPA had in mind when starting the scholarship program. Mordica said the PRVEPA scholarship gives him more time to save up for tuition when he transfers to Mississippi State.

“This scholarship paid for my books and other related expenses which allow me to save for my future. I am very thankful for the generosity of others.”

His mother, Marcia Mordica explained the PRVEPA Roundup for Education scholarship was easy to apply for and is much appreciated.

“We are fortunate Matt earned an academic scholarship but the PRVEPA scholarship covered everything else. He can attend college with fewer financial concerns.”

There are more than 49,000 meters in the PRVEPA. Money collected for the scholarship program is deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. Ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants.

Scholarship recipients this year include 129 students attending Pearl River Community College, 45 at Jones County Junior College and 45 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. An additional 21 students are attending eight other state community colleges. Overall, students came from 21 different high schools and homeschool programs.

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1, will go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available in November.

2017 Community College Scholars Program (240 Students)

Community Colleges Students are Attending
Pearl River 129
Gulf Coast 45
Jones 45
Southwest 10
Hinds 3
Co-Lin 2
East MS 2
East Central 1
Meridian 1
Holmes 1
Northeast MS 1

High Schools Recipients Attended
Stone 43
Oak Grove 31
Purvis 27
Forrest Co. AHS 22
Sumrall 27
West Marion 23
Columbia 18
East Marion 11
Columbia Academy 19
Lamar Christian 3
Lumberton 1
Lawrence Co. 2
Others 13


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting

Event Dates and Times

11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017
MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian
EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting
Dec. 12th
8:00 - 10:00 am
MSU Riley Center
Topic: Alliance For Growth

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ECCC Gospel Choir Concert Scheduled Nov. 15

Event Dates and Times

11/3/2017 - 11/15/2017
East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus
ECCC Gospel Choir Concert Scheduled Nov. 15

The East Central Community College Gospel Choir will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Rev. Johnny Jones of Newton, a former gospel choir member, will be guest speaker. Zashanti Bender, a student and member of the choir at Newton County High School, will be a guest performer.

Brenda Johnson serves as sponsor of the ECCC Gospel Choir.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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ECCC to Host Fourth Annual “Christmas Spectacular” Nov. 28

Event Dates and Times

11/3/2017 - 11/28/2017
East Central Community College Huff Auditorium
ECCC to Host Fourth Annual “Christmas Spectacular” Nov. 28

As part of its 2017 Cultural Arts Series, East Central Community College in Decatur will host the annual “Christmas Spectacular” Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Huff Auditorium. The event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 per person. Children under 6 will be admitted free.
Featured performers will include the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, Christmas Band, Jazz Band, Collegians rock and roll band, Concert Choir, Vocé vocal ensemble, the Color Guard and the Centralettes dance line.

A reception will follow in Mabry Cafeteria and will feature art by ECCC art students and holiday fare by the EC Culinary Arts Technology program under the direction of Chef Barry Karrh.

Tickets may be purchased from any EC band, choir, or Collegians members or by calling the college switchboard at 601-635-2111. For more information, contact Fine Arts Division Chair Chas Evans at cevans@eccc.edu, or call 601-635-6227.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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JCJC’s Clarke County Center announces spring class schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/3/2017 - 11/24/2017
JCJC’s Clarke County Center
JCJC’s Clarke County Center announces spring class schedule
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Stonewall is offering college credit, non-credit, and workforce, day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on demand. The following are the classes currently scheduled for this spring.
Tuition costs for credit courses can be found on the website, along with registration information, at http://www.jcjc.edu/registration/ For more information, call Rachel Harris at 601-477-4284 or email her at rachel.harris@jcjc.edu.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes:
Welding (January 8 through April 24, 2018) Monday through Friday - 7:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
Entry Level Petroleum Trainee Program (semester) Monday through Friday - 9:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Spring College Academic Classes:
College Algebra Mondays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
English Comp. II Tuesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Western Civilization II Wednesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Spring College Non-Credit (Workforce) Classes:
Welding (January 8, through April 24, 2018) Monday through Thursday – 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Structural Fitting (January 8, through April 24, 2018) Monday through Thursday – 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
EMT-Basic (January 8, through April 24, 2018) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Commercial Truck Driving Spring dates and information coming soon

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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ECCC to Hold Class Registration Sessions in Louisville, Carthage, Choctaw, Forest

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/27/2017
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ECCC to Hold Class Registration Sessions in Louisville, Carthage, Choctaw, Forest

Instructional Counselors from East Central Community College will visit four of the college’s off-campus centers in November to assist students with spring 2018 course registration.

The Instructional Counselors will visit the following locations:

Louisville Career Advancement Center at 860 South Church Avenue in Louisville,
Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Carthage Career Advancement Center at 121 West Main Street in Carthage, Tuesday, Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Integrated Technologies Training Center at 377 Industrial Drive in Choctaw, Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Career Advancement Center at 316 South Main Street in Forest, Monday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 601-635-6356 or 601-635-6287.

Bill Wagnon
Associate Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Office: 601-635-6242
Fax: 601-635-4398
Cell: 205-540-0515

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EMBDC Event Reminder ....

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/19/2017
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YPM Buds & Boards Cornhole
Friday, November 17th at 6:00pm

Merrehope 49th Annual Trees of Christmas
Opening Reception is Sunday, November 19th. Tours begin November 20th - December 30th.

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ECCC Collegians to Present Fall Concert Nov. 13

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/13/2017
East Central Community College Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus
ECCC Collegians to Present Fall Concert Nov. 13
East Central Community College’s rock and roll band, the Collegians, will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The popular group will present hits by Demi Levato, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran and many more! Members include (front row, from left) technicians Christian Bounds of Lake, Jerome Odom of Forest, Christian Richardson of Union, Caleb Salley of McCool, Makayla Weaver of Conehatta, Kaylyn Smith of Carthage, Miriam Sanchez of Forest, Malcolm Chambers of Decatur, and Caleb McGrew of Meridian; saxophonist Jacob Dickerson of Philadelphia, drummer Cheston Jones of Louisville, keyboardist Jovani Mondragon of Forest, and trumpeter Daniel Street of Vero Beach, Fla.; and bassist Ken Jernigan of Noxapater, guitarist Hunter Dickerson of Philadelphia, auxiliary percussionist Ellie Hall of Mendenhall, vocalists Laken Winstead of Philadelphia, Jake Horton of Sebastopol, Brianna Whittle of Philadelphia, JoJo Grimes of Lake, Maggie Shoultz of Pelahatchie, and Tobey Smith of Lake; trombonist Taylor Hawkins of Morton, baritone Wesley Akins of Philadelphia, and director/guitarist Chas Evans.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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ECCC Concert Choir, Vocé to Present Fall Program Nov. 16

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/16/2017
East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus
ECCC Concert Choir, Vocé to Present Fall Program Nov. 16

The East Central Community College Concert Choir and Vocé vocal ensemble will present their fall concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.

Choir selections will include “Jazz Cantate,” “Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal,” “Betelehemu,” and Breath of Heaven.” Vocé will present “Time After Time,” “Mary, Did You Know,” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.”

Several vocal music majors will also be featured during the concert.

For more information, contact director Denise Riley at mdriley@eccc.edu or call 601-635-6225.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/29/2017
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Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening during Lung Cancer Awareness Month
American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative highlights lifesaving lung cancer screening through ‘Saved By The Scan’ campaign
JACKSON, Miss. (November 1, 2017) – Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year 1,910 Mississippi residents are diagnosed with the disease. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative is highlighting the new availability of a lifesaving tool – lung cancer screening.
One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is because by the time you have symptoms, it may already have spread and become more difficult to treat. Lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan is a powerful tool to diagnose lung cancer in individuals who are at high risk at an early stage, when it is much more likely to be curable. An estimated 9 million Americans are considered at high risk for lung cancer, and if only half of those at high risk were screened, more than 15,000 could be saved. Despite this lifesaving opportunity, fewer than 5 percent of high-risk Americans have been screened for lung cancer.
“No one is prepared to receive a cancer diagnosis,” said Nancy Smith, McComb resident, a Lung Association LUNG FORCE Hero. “On February 5, 2014, I was diagnosed with stage II lung cancer. After months of chemo and the removal of my left lung, I can happily say I became a lung cancer survivor in 2015. I knew that I wanted to support others, and raising awareness about lung cancer as well as lung cancer screening is critical to saving lives.”
According to the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, here are the top four things everyone should know about lung cancer screening:
1. A low-dose CT Scan is the only tool that reduces the lung cancer mortality rate for those at high risk. Low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes many pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these pictures into a detailed picture of your body. It is painless and quick.

2. Screening is not recommended for everyone. Screening is recommended for those considered at high risk for the disease. To learn more about your risk, take the lung cancer screening eligibility quiz at SavedByTheScan.org and speak to your doctor if you think you may be at risk.

3. Awareness of lung cancer screening is critically low. Despite the lifesaving potential of screening, 84 percent of those who qualify are unfamiliar with the low-dose CT scan, according to the American Lung Association’s 4th annual Lung Health Barometer. To raise awareness about lung cancer screening, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative has partnered with the Ad Council to launch the “Saved By The Scan” public awareness campaign – urging everyone to learn more about lung cancer screening.

4. Screening is covered by most healthcare plans. Lung cancer screening is now covered by Medicare and most healthcare plans for those considered at high risk. However, according to the Lung Health Barometer, only 15 percent of those who qualify for screening are aware that it is covered by Medicare and most healthcare plans at no cost.
For media interested in speaking with a medical expert about lung health, lung cancer and lung cancer screening, contact Britney Reddick at the American Lung Association at Britney.Reddick@Lung.org or 470-233-7030.


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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

American Lung Association • 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 • Chicago, IL 60601
1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) Lung.org

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ECCC Plans Open House at Forest Career Advancement Center

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/13/2017
Forest Career Advancement Center 316 South Main Street
ECCC Plans Open House at Forest Career Advancement Center

East Central Community College is holding an open house for its new Forest Career Advancement Center from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Tours of the facility will be available and refreshments will be served.

The ECCC Forest Career Advancement Center, which is a partnership with the city of Forest, is located at 316 South Main Street. The college is leasing the property from Aug. 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, thanks to federal grant monies provided through the Mississippi Community College Board’s Office of Adult Education.

It is ECCC’s first Career Advancement Center in Scott County and gives the college a presence in all five counties it serves. The college also has centers in Leake County (Carthage), Neshoba County (Philadelphia/Choctaw), Newton County (Decatur), and Winston County (Louisville).

The center is allowing East Central Community College to increase its high school equivalency (formerly GED) offerings within the county to meet the needs of those wanting to obtain their diploma and help fill the employment needs of local industries, as well as offer additional workforce training opportunities and potentially evening for-credit academic courses.

For more information on the classes and training offered at the ECCC Forest Career Advancement Center, contact Ryan Clarke, ECCC director of adult basic education/high school equivalency, at 601-635-6387 or rclarke@eccc.edu.

Bill Wagnon
Associate Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Office: 601-635-6242
Fax: 601-635-4398
Cell: 205-540-0515

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MCC Calendar of Events - Nov. 2017

Event Dates and Times

10/31/2017 - 11/28/2017
Meridian Community College
November 2017 Calendar of Events
Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support, Nov. 3, 1-5 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Basketball: Nov. 6: MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Nov. 9, MCC vs. Bishop State, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Graham Gymnasium, Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Personal Enrichment class, Grassroots to Nonprofit, Nov. 7-Dec. 5, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Veterans Day Program, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., Graham Gym, Pam Baranello, 601-553-3468.

Workforce Development, OSHA Construction 30 Hour, Nov. 8, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development, QuickBooks, Nov. 9- Dec. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Personal Enrichment class, Cooking Class – Hors d’oeuvres for the Holidays, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development, Forklift Training, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development, ServSafe Food Seminar, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development, OSHA General Industry 10-hour, Nov.13-15, 5- 8:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Art exhibit and reception featuring the works Mississippi College Art Professor Carrie Reeves, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

Personal Enrichment, Holiday Decorating with Ribbon and Mesh, Nov. 14, 5:30 -7p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series production, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nov. 16-18, 7 p.m., and Nov. 19, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

Personal Enrichment, Entertaining This Holiday Season, Nov. 16, 5:30 -7p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 601-482-7445.
Thanksgiving break, Nov. 20-26. Classes will resume Nov. 27.

Personal Enrichment, Holiday Fun: Christmas, Nov. 28, 4 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Christmas Gala, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.

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Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS - November Events

Event Dates and Times

10/30/2017 - 11/29/2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS
Center Baptist Church November 2017 Church Announcements
Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration
November 1, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration," on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, @ 7:30 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Rev. Lewis Jefferson, Pastor of Pineville M.B. Church in Gilbertown,, AL. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.




Younger & Older Men's Fellowship Breakfast
November 5, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Younger & Older Men's Fellowship Breakfast, on Sunday, November 5, 2017, @ 9:30 am. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration
November 8, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration," on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, @ 7:30 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Rev. Lawrence Kirksey, Pastor of Fairview M.B. Church in Meridian, M.S. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration
November 15, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration," on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, @ 7:30 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Rev. Renaldo Hopkins, Pastor New Prospect M. B. Church in Savoy MS. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Church Anniversary
November 19, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary," on Sunday, November 19, 2017, @ 6:00 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Rev. Willie Kinslow, Pastor of Silver Spree U.M.C. & Springhill U.M.C. in Shubuta MS. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
November 29, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting , Wonderful Word on Wednesday, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, @ 7:00 pm. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter

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Anderson Regional Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Mississippi to utilize the world’s smallest pacemaker ...

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/27/2017
Anderson Regional Medical Center Meridian, MS
MERIDIAN, MS – October 27, 2017 – Anderson Regional Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Mississippi to utilize the world’s smallest pacemaker in the treatment of patients with bradycardia, a condition characterized by a slow or irregular heart rhythm. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. Micra is the only leadless pacemaker approved for use in the U.S. The first procedure was performed at Anderson by Cardiovascular Institute of the South physicians, Dr. Attila Roka, Electrophysiologist, and Dr. Timothy Boyd, Interventional Cardiologist.

“In patients with bradycardia, the heart may beat fewer than 60 beats per minute,” said Dr. Boyd. “At this rate, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal activity or exercise, causing dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath or fainting spells. Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia to help restore the heart's normal rhythm and relieve symptoms by sending electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate,” continued Dr. Boyd.

Dr. Attila Roka said, “We elected to use the Medtronic Micra TPS because unlike traditional pacemakers, the device does not require cardiac wires or a surgical pocket under the skin to deliver a pacing therapy. This pacemaker is comparable in size to a large vitamin, which enables me to deliver it through a catheter and implant it directly into the heart. This is a safe alternative to conventional pacemakers without the complications associated with leads, and its cosmetically invisible.”

The Micra TPS is designed to automatically adjust pacing therapy based on a patient’s activity levels. It also incorporates a retrieval feature to enable retrieval of the device when possible; however, the device is designed to be left in the body. For patients who need more than one heart device, the miniaturized Micra TPS was designed with a unique feature that enables it to be permanently turned off so it can remain in the body and a new device can be implanted without risk of electrical interaction.

The Micra TPS is the first and only transcatheter pacing system to be approved for both 1.5 and 3 Tesla (T) full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, providing patients with access to the most advanced imaging diagnostic procedures available, if and when they need one.

About Anderson Regional Health System
As the most comprehensive health system in East Mississippi and West Alabama, Anderson Regional Health System is the established leader in offering premier medical services. With two hospitals, a cancer center, and a network of clinics, Anderson’s healthcare professionals are committed to the mission of providing a heritage of healing and improving life for the people they serve.

About Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is a world-leader in preventing, detecting, and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. CIS offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with expert physicians trained in many specialties, including internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, lipid management, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular diseases, valve disease, and interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS has earned international acclaim as a pioneer of research, development and education, as well as an innovator in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. With a dedicated team of more than 700 team members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care at 19 locations, seven of which offer telemedicine services, across three states, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. CIS also manages a hospital cardiology program in Alabama. CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the highest-quality, compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 34 years of excellence. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit www.cardio.com.

Elizabeth Wiggins
Director of Marketing

Anderson Regional Health System
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601-553-6335
ewiggins@andersonregional.org

www.andersonregional.org

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JCJC Student Government Association officers are ready to serve

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/27/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC Student Government Association officers are ready to serve
ELLISVILLE –Students at Jones County Junior College recently elected their class and senator representatives as part of the Student Government Association. Sophomore Alex Hickson of Taylorsville was elected as SGA President. The international business major said she is enthusiastic about this year because everyone is excited about serving their peers and they are actively involved in planning campus events and improvements.

“We see the potential and what Jones can be and we know what it will take to get us there. We truly want to live up to our motto, ‘Leave Jones better than you found it,’” said Hickson.

Working alongside her is nursing major, Hannah Burks from Oak Grove as Vice President. Business major from Mt Olive, Kaylee Lack is Secretary/Treasurer. Business major and Sophomore Class President is Stone County’s Beth Owen, and the Freshmen Class President is engineering major, Jared Woullard from Greene County.

In addition to the officers and the class presidents, the SGA added campus senators several years ago to ensure better campus representation. These elected officials represent students in each residence hall, academic, and career and technical divisions, as well as student-athletes. The student body elected student representatives including, Colton Shows as the Smith Hall Senator. He is an accounting major and graduate of Pearl River Central High School. Daniel Easley is the Senator for the Science Division and he is a graduate of Northeast Jones High School, majoring in biological studies-zoology. Tyler Rouse is the Senator for Smith Hall. The George County resident is majoring in business. Zach Dale is the Covington Hall Senator from Greene County. He is majoring in business. Landon Williams is the Senator for Clarke Hall. The computer programming major is a graduate of Wayne Academy. Ericka Ingram is the Anderson Hall Senator from Mt Olive and she is majoring in healthcare information management. Jennah Eddins is the Senator for Wayne Hall, majoring in communications and he is a graduate of South Jones High School. Hannah Hogan is the Senator-at-Large from Purvis. She is majoring in fashion merchandising. Matthew Sexton is the Senator representing the Math Division. He is a mechanical engineering major from Laurel. Senator Makayla Puckett represents the Humanities Division. She is a journalism major from George County. Katie Nabors is the Senator for the Business Division and she is an accounting major from Vancleave. Agriculture business major and Senator, Elaine McClellan represents the Life Sciences Division and she is a graduate of Laurel Christian High School. Caroline Runion is the Senator representing Athletics. The biomedical engineering major is a native of Madison and is currently living in Zachary, LA. Laurel Christian High School graduate and kinesiology major, Katelyn Regan is responsible for all SGA signage and advertising. JCJC Campus Life Coordinator, Sonya Dykes is the advisor for the Student Government Association.

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/16/2017
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Upcoming Events

Fall Downtown Cleanup
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 28th
Downtown Meridian


Crooked Letter
Ribbon Cutting
10:00 a.m.
Friday, November 3rd
2120B Front St.


Mississippi Economic Council State Tour
Business Before Hours
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14th
MSU Riley Center


Deaconess Hospice
Ribbon Cutting
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th
1203 24th Ave

For information on more community events visit

Holiday Countdown!

4 days until
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27 days until
Thanksgiving!

59 days until
Christmas

66 days until
New Years Day!

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MSU Riley Center Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 11/15/2017
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MSU Riley Center Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 17, 2017)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the
national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present MSU Riley Center with a 2017 Readers’ Choice
Award.
“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to
us that MSU Riley Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth
Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United
States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer
service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that MSU Riley Center indeed displays the
commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”
MSU Riley Center is among 300 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the
South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting
sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online
ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 6,000 voters
participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful
and engaging year yet!
Since creation in 2001, this is the seventh time that MSU Riley Center has received the award, making it an even greater
honor to present it with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award. MSU Riley Center will be featured as an award recipient in the
December 2017 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This exciting issue will also showcase some of the most
talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting
Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch
in 2017, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor
said.
Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf
Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book
meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.
A complete list of award winners can be found online at:
http://conventionsouth.com/2017rcaawards/
The ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award logo is available for use at:
http://conventionsouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RCA.png

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VOLUNTEERS ANNOUNCE COLLECTION SITES FOR GLOBAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 11/20/2017
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VOLUNTEERS ANNOUNCE COLLECTION SITES FOR GLOBAL CHRISTMAS PROJECT

NOV. 13–20: Community Donates 24,200 Shoebox Gifts for Children in Need

MERIDIAN, Mississippi, Oct. 25, 2017—This month, several locations in the multi-county East Central MS Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
During the project's National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Meridian residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.
This year, the East Central MS Area Team hopes to contribute more than 24,200 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children.
"We are honored to join the nationwide effort to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for children who may have never experienced the true meaning of Christmas," said Regional Director Shelli Wishard. "Through these simple gifts and a message of hope, children learn that God loves them and has not forgotten them.”


LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:

Lake, MS- First Baptist Church
80 S Main Street
Lake MS 39092-0157
Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Decatur, MS - Clarke Venable Memorial Baptist Church
362 W Broad Street
Decatur MS 39327-9803
Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Philadelphia, MS - East Philadelphia Baptist Church
635 E Main Street
Philadelphia MS 39350-3701
Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meridian, MS - Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church
1318 15th Avenue
Meridian MS 39301-4205
Mon, Nov. 13: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Collinsville, MS - First Baptist Church at Collinsville Community Club
9161 Old Highway 19 N
Collinsville MS 39325-8703
Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Carthage, MS - First Baptist Church
402 N Van Buren Street
Carthage MS 39051-3750
Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Kosciusko, MS - First Presbyterian Church
603 Smythe Street
Kosciusko MS 39090-4223
Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morton, MS- Parkway Baptist Church
2221 Highway 13 S
Morton MS 39117-0433
Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hours subject to change. A full list of area collection locations can be found online.



For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 770-777-9342 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through "Follow Your Box" and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child's specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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Revival Services

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017
Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church 612-12th Avenue Meridian, MS
Celebration of Life Revival

Monday, November 13, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church
612-12th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 483 - 5297
Pastor, Overseer S.M Denson

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Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Toy Run

Event Dates and Times

10/17/2017 - 11/18/2017
Chunky River Harley-Davidson Meridian, MS
Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Toy Run
Event Dates and Times
11/18/2017 - Starts: 12:00 PM
Meridian, MS
Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Group will have their annual toy ride on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. This year we will be collecting toys for :Cans for Kids". Bring one new unwrapped toy, this is an open ride all bikes are welcome. Register at 11am, safety meeting at 11:30, kick stands up at 12 noon. Let's make this a ride to remember.
Jan Cade 601-482-4131


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