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EMCC NAMED ONCE AGAIN TO ASPEN INSTITUTE’S TOP 150 LIST

Event Dates and Times

10/12/2017 - 10/29/2017
East Mississippi Community College
EMCC NAMED ONCE AGAIN TO ASPEN INSTITUTE’S TOP 150 LIST

SCOOBA — For the third time since 2014, EMCC has been named to the Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the Nation.
Released Wednesday afternoon, the Aspen Institute list recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
The colleges were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide.
The designation means EMCC is eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which is worth $1 million to the winning school. The prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The top 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute will visit each of the colleges to collect additional data prior to naming the grand prize winner in the spring of 2019.
“Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that the quality of the education our students receive at EMCC is among the best in the nation,” EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said. “That EMCC has been included in the Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the Nation list in recurring years shows that our commitment to excellence is paying off. I am proud of the efforts of so many and particularly pleased for our students, who are the beneficiaries of the EMCC team’s hard work.”
EMCC was selected for inclusion in the list in 2014 and again last year.
Estimates from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce suggest that out of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million require at least some college education.
The vast majority of students who enroll in community colleges do so because they believe that postsecondary education will provide them a path to rewarding work, stable employment, and family-sustaining wages, an Aspen Institute press release states.
“Especially in the current social and economic climate, it is exceptionally important that our nation's community colleges develop the diverse talent needed to fuel democratic engagement, social mobility, and economic opportunity and growth,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. “Through this competition we’re working to inspire other institutions across our country to ensure more students succeed in college and their lives beyond those campuses.”
Michael Stewart, publications coordinator
Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (601) 701-1490

Rocky Higginbotham, director of public information
Office: (662) 476-5013 Cell: (601) 604-2056

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“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

Event Dates and Times

10/12/2017 - 10/31/2017
Jones County Junior College ... on the front lawn area of Jones Hall
“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC on Halloween

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations, and the city of Ellisville will be hosting the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be held on the front lawn area of Jones Hall. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted, and the public is welcome to attend to all events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available in front of Jones Hall. This event is for children ages 0 to 12 years, and all children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Also, the JCJC all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.50, and children ages 10 and adults is $7.25 (tax included). Taco Bell will be open until 9 p.m. & the Bobcat Grill will be open until 8 p.m.; both are located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

The costume contests will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the center of the grassy area of Jones Hall for kids ages 0 to 12. At 6 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and may be canceled or modified, if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. For more information call Bonnie Warren at 477-4170 or Sonya Davis at 601-477-4229.

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

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Breast Cancer Awareness - Dog Walk

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10/10/2017 - 10/28/2017
San Antonio Field San Antonio Street Hattiesburg, MS
Breast Cancer Awareness - Dog Walk
Oct. 28th
9:00 am
Everybody come out an take your dog for a walk.
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Come out and support those who are currently dealing with breast cancer and also the survivors.
Proceeds will be donated to the local Relay For Life.
(601) 678-7153
(601) 678-7153

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Chris Evans Ministries 9th musical celebration

Event Dates and Times

10/9/2017 - 10/22/2017
El Bethel Baptist Church 2300 St Blvd. Meridian MS
Chris Evans Ministries 9th musical celebration October 22,2017 @ 5:30 pm.. El Bethel Baptist Church 2300 st blvd meridian ms

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Center Ridge Baptist Church October 2017 Announcements

Event Dates and Times

10/9/2017 - 10/25/2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church October 2017 Announcements

Wonderful Word on Wednesday
October 11, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,”on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, @ 7:00 pm. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Musician's Appreciation
October 15, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting, "Musician's Appreciation," on Sunday, October 15, 2017, @ 10:50 am. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration
October 25, 2017
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting a , "Church Anniversary Pre-Celebration," on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, @ 7:30 pm. The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Richard Hales Sr., Pastor of East Baptist Church in Pachuta MS. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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Christian Women’s Job Corps of Philadelphia ... Mystery Theater Fund Raiser

Event Dates and Times

10/5/2017 - 10/29/2017
Philadelphia Senior Center 100 Burt Drive off of Hwy 15 North Philadelphia, MS
WHO: Christian Women’s Job Corps of Philadelphia a Biblically based Job and Life Skills program for women
WHAT: will be having a Mystery Theater Fund Raiser “ A Death on Hysteria Lane” Directed by Laura Thrash
WHERE: Philadelphia Senior Center 100 Burt Drive off of Hwy 15 N Philadelphia, MS 39350
DATES: Saturday October 28, and Sunday October 29
TIME: the doors will open on Saturday at 6:30 PM show starting at 7:00PM, on Sunday they will open at 1:30PM show starting at 2:00PM
MENU: Sugarees Cakes and like Desserts, and Fruit Cups for those not wanting to indulge, as well as your choice of Coffee, Tea, Iced Citrus Water
COST OF TICKETS: $15
HOW TO PURCHASE: You may reserve tickets by calling 601-575-2207 or 601-481-4065 – preferred
Some tickets will be available at the door. Seating is limited so call early.

Our program is a Ministry of the Women's Missionary Union open to all women, it is without cost and offers training to women that are unemployed and underemployed.
We are a National program and also use the National Curriculum "Jobs for Life" as our training tool with a Career Assessment based on skills and preference.
We offer help with typing skills, resume preparation, vocational plans, online job search and applications, computer skills
with introduction to most applications used in business environments, such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher.
We also assist with obtaining GED's.
Included in our other offerings, we have a Life Skills class that covers Budgeting, Budget Meal Shopping and Prep,
Sewing Basics, some of our Alternate Classes include; Minor Auto repairs, Home Repairs, Container Gardens, Etiquette.
A hand craft is also done for each topic to teach creating crafts for fun and profit.
The program offers training in interview preparation and an actual Mock Interview to help them be a more polished job candidate.
Our program strives to help women gain skills required to obtain a job that can help them in support of their families.

You can call Sandi Lewis to reserve tickets or program information at 601-484-4065 or e mail sandicwjc@gmail.com, also see our FB page Christian Women's Job Corps of Philadelphia

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Soule' Live Steam Festival ...

Event Dates and Times

10/9/2017 - 11/4/2017
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum .. at Soule' Steam Works Meridian, MS
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum ...
Nov. 3rd & 4th
Historic Factory Open For Tours !
Demonstrations ...
Machine Shop
Blacksmithing
Letterpress Print Shop
Spinning
Weaving
Broom Making
Steam Engines
ALSO ...
Hear The Happiest Music On Earth from the Carousel Organ Association of America
A must for the entire family !

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Professional Baseball Coming to Laurel, Mississippi

Event Dates and Times

10/5/2017 - 10/22/2017
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Professional Baseball Coming to Laurel, Mississippi

We are pleased to announce that the National Urban Professional Baseball League will be bringing a Professional Baseball Team to Laurel, MS in the spring of 2018. Wooten Legion Field in Laurel will serve as the home field for the team. This league in its initial conception will consist of four (4) teams with plans for expansion. The creation of this professional Baseball League is designed to provide family entertainment, promote diversity in baseball and to honor the history and memories of past African America baseball players (the same as the Negro League Museum in Kansas City, MO). “Baseball in our inner-cities is dying and the NUPBL will be giving African American baseball players a new hope to live out America’s past-time. This league will offer minority baseball players the opportunity to play the game they love on a professional level, an opportunity many have been denied.

“A few years ago a little league baseball team from the Southside Chicago by the name of Jackie Robinson West captured the hearts and soul of the nation. Most importantly they captured the heart and soul of the African American community around the world. We want this league the NUPBL to capture the heart and soul of the nation and mostly importantly the hearts and the souls of the African American community. We are looking for excitement, enthusiasm and support from the African American Community for this league from the East, the West, the North and the South. This league in “NO WAY” will be limited to only African American players. We are seeking the best baseball players from across the United States and the World regardless of their ethnic back round. (Said Coach Mayden)”

All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should visit our website for registration information at www.urbanbaseball247.com or call (972) 546-8894.

Upcoming Texas Tryouts
October 21-22
Wooten Legion Field
Laurel, Mississipp

GENERAL LEAGUE INFORMATION:

Ninety game schedule
May through August in addition to league play-offs
45 away games/45 home games
6 games per week
15 three game home stands
Teams located within 250 - 350 miles

TEAM INFORMATION
Team (s) will consist of
1 team manager
2 coaches
24 players per team
The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older
All participants will receive monetary compensation
Thanksryouts for each team will begin in May, 2017
We will offer an six week winter league in Arizona
The league starts in the spring of 2018

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JCJC’s “Madrigals & More” concert hosted by Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

Event Dates and Times

10/4/2017 - 10/24/2017
Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
JCJC’s “Madrigals & More” concert hosted by Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College’s Fine Arts Department invites the public to enjoy an evening of Renaissance music with the JCJC music department at its annual “Madrigals and More” concert, free of charge. The various small ensembles of JCJC students and faculty will be performing at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. This special event spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations featuring music from composers such as Orlando di Lasso, John Dowland, Pierre Certon, Thomas Morley, Hans Leo Hassler, Santiago de Murcia, Domenico Scarlatti, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Thomas Greaves, John Wilbye, John Farmer, and others.

The evening of Renaissance and Baroque music will begin with a stately trumpet fanfare played by JCJC high brass instructor, Dr. Patrick Richards. Following the fanfare, JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan A. Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, like the processional, Pastyme with Good Companye, and recessional, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee. This year, in addition to popular tunes of the 16th century, the madrigal singers will highlight a few lesser-known madrigals, including Saccia na cosa, which will be accompanied by new faculty member and JC Voices accompanist, Dr. David Goldblatt on the harpsichord, guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd on the lute, and JCJC flute instructor and assistant director of bands, Lindsey Keay on the flute.

The concert will include solos, duets, the women’s ensemble, and small group madrigals and motets. JCJC sophomores, Addison Nelms of Brandon and Amy Champion of Lafayette, Louisiana will be accompanied by Boyd and Keay as they sing the beautiful duet Fuggi, Fuggi, Fuggi da questo cielo. Boyd will also accompany JCJC sophomore, Katie Hovan of Hattiesburg, performing O Death Rock Me Asleep, ascribed to Ann Boleyn.

In addition to the choral selections, JCJC piano instructor, Dr. Victoria Johnson, will perform Sonata in E Major, K. 380 by Domenico Scarlatti, and Boyd will perform La Guastala by Santiago de Murcia. New faculty member, Dr. Mackenzie Edgley will conduct the JCJC Brass Ensemble in three traditional madrigals, Come Away Sweet Love, Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers, and Fair Phyllis I Saw.

Also performing will be the flute choir, conducted by Keay, and saxophone ensemble, directed by the director of JCJC bands, Dr. Ben Burge. The saxophones will play the hauntingly beautiful O Magnum Mysterium, traditionally a six-voice motet, and the flute choir, in contrast, will delight the audience with folk songs and an arrangement of a four-voice madrigal, Il est bel et bon.

For more information about “Madrigals and More,” or to find more about JCJC Fine Arts, call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.

2017 Members of the Chamber Choir and Madrigal Singers:

Kenneth Anderson, Sand Hill
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
Brandon Broome, Sumrall
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Jorge Castillo, Ellisville
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
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
John Wieland, Taylorsville
Sydnee Yates, Pisgah






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

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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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Drive Safe through Deer Season Danger

Event Dates and Times

10/2/2017 - 10/28/2017
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Drive Safe through Deer Season Danger
JACKSON, MISS. — One fall night while driving down a Mississippi road, a driver spots two eerie green eyes staring back into the glare of the headlights. What should a driver do when a deer merges onto a lane of the road that they are traveling in? How can drivers reach their destination safely with the threat of hitting a deer? The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to answer all questions on how to drive safely during deer season.
When summer finally winds down and fall begins, deer start to move around and become more visible throughout the state’s roadways. The increase in vehicle-deer crashes in the fall and winter months is partially a result of higher traffic volumes, higher vehicle speed and shorter daylight hours.
“Mississippi averages over 3,000 deer-related crashes per year,” said MDOT executive director Melinda McGrath. “Hitting a deer can be a very costly expense and sometimes it can be a life-threatening accident.”
There is no way to control deer movement, but there are steps to take to minimize the chances of a collision while driving. MDOT offers these tips for all motorists:
• DO NOT SWERVE if a deer runs in front of a moving car. Swerving can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle, causing an even more serious accident.
• Deer are pack animals. Take extra caution for deer lingering around in the same area.
• Pay attention when driving at dawn and dusk. About 20 percent of crashes occur in early morning, while more than half occur between 5 p.m. and midnight.
• Always buckle up for safety and drive at a safe, sensible speed.
• At night use high beams, when no traffic is approaching, to illuminate the eyes of deer near the road. Make sure both headlights and high beams are cleaned and aimed correctly.
“No matter if a driver is traveling rural roads or busy highways, the threat of hitting a deer while driving is very real,” said McGrath. “All motorists should take extra precautions during deer season to ensure their safety while traveling.”
MDOT urges motorists to avoid distracted driving and buckle up for safety when traveling Mississippi’s highways and roadways during deer season.
For additional travel safety tips, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms or follow @MississippiDOT on Twitter.

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17th Annual Run for Hope

Event Dates and Times

10/20/2017 - 11/11/2017
Bonita Lakes
17th Annual Run for Hope.
This year’s Run will be held Saturday, November 11th at Bonita Lakes and includes a 10K Trail Run, a 5K Road Race, a 2 Mile Walk, and a 1 Mile Fun Run.
Register in person at Anderson Health and Fitness Center.
Online registration is available at www.southernracetimeing.com
All proceeds benefit Hope Village for Children
Race Director Kim Monsour at 601.934.2851

Thank you,
Kim Waters
601.479.6221

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JCJC is offering non-credit computer courses in Ellisville

Event Dates and Times

9/11/2017 - 11/4/2017
Jones County Junior College ... Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville
JCJC is offering non-credit computer courses in Ellisville

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Workforce College will be offering eight, non-credit computer courses through December. The classes meet on Tuesday’s, day and night, and Thursday’s, day and night, at JCJC’s, Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville. Tuesday and Thursday day classes meet from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Night classes are offered from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Pre-registration is required one-week prior to the start date and CEU’s are available upon request for an additional fee upon successful completion of the class. All classes cost $55 and materials used in the class will be provided. For more information and to register for classes, contact Kelly Robinson at 601-477-4169 or 601-477-4169.


Tuesday Day Classes:
Windows 10 September 19 - October 24 1.5 CEU’s
Microsoft Word 2016 Basic November 7 – December 12 1.5 CEU’s

Thursday Day Classes:
Microsoft Publisher 2016 September 21 – October 26 1.5 CEU’s
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Basic November 2 – December 7 1.5 CEU’s

Tuesday Night Classes:
Microsoft Excel 2016 Basic September 19 – October 24 1.5 CEU’s
Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate November 7 – December 12 1.5 CEU’s

Thursday Night Classes:
Using Google Apps September 21 – October 26 1.5 CEU’s
Windows 10 November 2 - December 7 1.5 CEU’s

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

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Come have BBQ lunch

Event Dates and Times

10/5/2017 - 10/29/2017
Church of the Mediator
Come have BBQ lunch
Church of the Mediator
Sunday, October 29
11:00 - 4:00
Famous Bake Sale
Casseroles to desserts and eclairs
Bake sale also Saturday, October 28
10-00 - 2:00
Children's Fun - Pumpkin Patch - Quilt Drawings


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