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3rd Annual Governor’s Job Fair

Event Dates and Times

1/22/2018 - 2/8/2018
Meridian Community College’s Tommy E. Dulaney Center
Meridian is “Job Ready”! The 3rd Annual Governor’s Job Fair is happening on Thursday, February 8th. Admission is Free and will be held at Meridian Community College’s Tommy E. Dulaney Center, doors will be open from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. You’ll meet employers with opportunities in many different fields. Be sure to come with a positive attitude, dress for success, and bring plenty of resumes. Contact the Win Job Center for help with your resume at (601) 553-9511 so you’ll be Job Ready on February 8th.

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Trae Embry from Neshoba Central as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches

Event Dates and Times

1/22/2018 - 1/31/2018
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It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the advancement of Trae Embry from Neshoba Central as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the sport of Softball. Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD on the evening of June 27, 2018. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.
Coach Trae Embry was nominated for this national honor by their state’s high school coaches’ association. This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

1/18/2018 - 3/1/2018
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Upcoming Events

EMBDC Bridal Show
Saturday, February 10th
9am-3pm
MSU Riley Center

Haven Salon
Ribbon Cutting
Monday, February 12th
10:00am
2900B North Hills Street

Palate to Palette
Thursday, March 1st
6:30pm
MSU Riley Center

Tourism Business Before Hours
Tuesday, March 27th
7:30am

EMBDC Home & Garden Show
Thursday, April 26th
MCC Tommy Dulaney Building

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Online cybersecurity training offers scholarship opportunities for Mississippi high school girls.

Event Dates and Times

1/15/2018 - 2/20/2018
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Governor Bryant, MS Office of Homeland Security Announce Innovative Cybersecurity Partnership for Students
Online cybersecurity training offers scholarship opportunities for Mississippi high school girls.
Jackson, MS. - Governor Phil Bryant announced Friday a new, innovative cybersecurity training partnership between the SANS Institute and the State of Mississippi called GirlsGoCyberStart. This training is a free online game where every Mississippi high school girl can discover her talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field.
"Cybersecurity is the new frontier for protecting infrastructure, personal information and financial data. Mississippi needs a pipeline of talented cybersecurity professionals to help protect our way of life." said Governor Phil Bryant. "I am excited that Mississippi is able to bring this type of training to our high school girls and encourage them to explore this cutting edge field."
Participants do not need prior cybersecurity knowledge and can come from grades 9 through 12. Students from Mississippi who excel in the GirlsGoCyberStart game will have the opportunity to win prizes including: Dell Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi computers and other cool techie things as well as gift certificates. Each member of the top teams, nationally, will win all expense paid trips to the Women in CyberSecurity Conference (WiCyS) in Chicago along with a parent for each winner.
In addition, the three schools in the state that have the most participants will win awards of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.
"The GirlsGoCyberStart program is an excellent and fun opportunity for students who think they may be interested in cybersecurity to determine if they have the passion and aptitude to pursue it as a career,” said Governor Bryant. “I hope young people all across the state take advantage of this great opportunity.”
Each player in GirlsGoCyberStart begins as a “cyber protection agent" responsible for protecting an important operational base. The student chooses and solves challenges, earning points along the way. A cyber protection agent field manual provides answers to questions that may arise and hints help when players get stuck. When the player has solved a sufficient number of challenges at one level, a new level opens up and new challenges appear - for a total of 31 levels. Students may participate from home or from school.
When asked why SANS is making this investment, SANS Director of Research, Alan Paller, said "We discovered that those who have mastered the topics taught and measured in the GirlsCyberStart program do far better than others in the advanced cybersecurity courses that prepare the critically needed people. By opening GirlsGoCyberStart to hundreds of thousands of students we may be able to help the nation identify the next generation of talented people who will excel in this critical field.”
Sign-up begins on January 29th and ends on February 14th. Students will play and complete the training from February 20th through February 25th. There is no cost to the students who compete in this game.
An introductory web site with answers to other questions, a fuller description of the game, and sample challenge may be found at: www.girlsgocyberstart.com

Warren Strain
Communication Director
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 958
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Office: 601-987-1390
Cellular: 601-850-9310

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AmeriCorps NCCC Team Assists with Veteran Home Repair ...

Event Dates and Times

1/15/2018 - 2/6/2018
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AmeriCorps NCCC Team Assists with Veteran Home Repair
MERIDIAN, Miss. – An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, Delta Five, is serving with Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity (LCHFH) in Meridian, Mississippi, for four weeks. The NCCC team of 10 members from the AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is working to assist in repairing and remodeling veterans’ homes.

The team is helping LCHFH assist veteran homeowners who struggle to maintain their homes. The team is there to do exterior home repair services, such as painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping and exterior clean-up as well as extensive interior or exterior work to alleviate critical health, weatherizing, life and safety issues or code violations for the veterans.

“It is cool to give back to people who have given so much for us. My grandpa is a veteran as well, so it is awesome to help people who have been through the same things as him,” says team member Ashley Kallhoff, from Salem, Oregon.

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is having a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Their goal for the program is to assist those who need weatherization or critical repair by helping low-income veteran families in their community have safer homes to live.

AmeriCorps NCCC’s mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits (secular and faith based), local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.

The NCCC team is based out of Vicksburg, Mississippi, but consists of members from around the country. After completing their service in Meridian, Mississippi, the members of the team will travel back to Vicksburg and remain there for several days before deploying to their next service project.

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EPA Urges Home Radon Tests this January for National Radon Action Month

Event Dates and Times

1/11/2018 - 1/30/2018
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EPA Urges Home Radon Tests this January for National Radon Action Month


WASHINGTON (January 11, 2018) — Radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that causes cancer, can build up to unsafe levels in any home at any time of year. With many Americans spending more time inside their homes during January, however, there is no better time to make sure our homes are radon-free. That is why EPA starts every new year encouraging Americans to get their homes tested for radon.
“If a high radon level is found, the good news is that this serious environmental risk can be reduced by using simple, proven techniques comparable to the cost of other minor home repair or improvement projects,” said Bill Wehrum, Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
Millions of homes in the United States have elevated levels of radon. Inhalation of radon damages lung cells and kills approximately 21,000 people annually, making radon the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Because radon gas is invisible and odorless, the only way to know if a house, school or other building has a radon problem is to get the building tested.
Although testing for radon is easy and inexpensive, only one in five homeowners have tested their homes for radon. EPA and states are encouraging Americans to test their homes for radon and to fix elevated levels during January as a common sense step to prevent lung cancer.

Radon test kits are available at hardware stores, home improvement centers, and online. Kits usually cost around $20 and come with easy-to-use testing and mailing instructions. Qualified radon professionals can also perform tests and fix elevated levels.
Don’t delay in testing your home during National Radon Action Month. A simple and low-cost radon test can help save a life in your family.
To learn more about radon, visit https://epa.gov/radon. Test, Fix and Save a Life

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MCC Calendar of Events

Event Dates and Times

1/10/2018 - 2/10/2018
Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events January 2018

MCC Basketball, Jan. 11: MCC vs. East Central Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; Jan. 16: MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 29, MCC vs. Jones County College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Class Registration, Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.; Jan. 9, 9 a.m.; Jan. 10, 1:30 p.m.; Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m.; Jan. 12, 9 a.m., Ralph Young Center. 601-484-8796.

Spring classes begin, Jan. 8.

Re-scheduled Associate Degree Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Program pinnings, Jan. 9, 4 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8710.

MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 11, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall.

College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Workforce Development session, Forklift Training, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, ServSafe, Jan. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, HVAC I-Part II, Jan. 22-May 7, 6-9 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, HVAC II-Part II, Jan. 23-May 8, 6-9 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, Basic Welding - Day, Jan. 26-March 23, 7 a.m.-noon. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, Basic Life Support/CPR Certification Class, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, Basic Life Support/CPR Certification Class, Jan. 26, 1-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, Basics of Computers, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Re-scheduled fall commencement, Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Temple Theater. 601-484-8627.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference, Jan. 27, 8 a.m., campus wide. Lori Smith, 601-484-8771.

Workforce Development session, Basic Plumbing, Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. 601-482-7445.
Personal Enrichment class, Stained Glass Beginners and Intermediates, Jan. 30-March 6, 10 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m. 601-482-7445.

Personal Enrichment class, Ballet, Jan. 30-May 10, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development session, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Beginners, Jan. 30-Feb. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.
-- Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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(MORA) has announced that the agency’s 2018 scholarship application process is now open

Event Dates and Times

1/10/2018 - 2/6/2018
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Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) has announced that the agency’s 2018 scholarship application process is now open. For the fourth straight year, MORA will present $6,500 in scholarships in May to high school seniors who understand the need for organ, eye and tissue donation in Mississippi and across the country.
Eleven $500 scholarships will be awarded in the spring, as well as a $1,000 Gift of Life scholarship, that will go to the top student applicant.
After a record number of applicants (265) from a record number of high schools (94) in 2017, MORA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Stump, expects the list of applicants to be even higher this year. “We have seen interest in donation rise among young people through the recent years,” said Stump, who is in his 24th year as the agency’s CEO. “We feel this is because either a young person has been touched by donation through a personal experience or that they are becoming educated about the need of the lifesaving gifts of donation,” Stump added.
Seniors applying for the MORA scholarships must meet certain criteria. First, they must be a graduating senior from an accredited Mississippi high school. Those seniors must also must have been accepted by a community college or university in Mississippi, or have intentions of 2018 fall enrollment. They must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or above, include two letters of recommendation one from a teacher and one from an adult of the student’s choice and include an essay of 300 to a maximum of 750 words about their connection to donation, why they are registered donors or the importance of encouraging others to be donors.
For more information concerning these scholarships, you can contact Susan Bonds, Community Outreach Coordinator, via email at sbonds@msora.org or by phone at 662-841-1960.
Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to:
Susan Bonds
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
Midtown Pointe
499 Gloster Creek, Suite F1
Tupelo, MS 38801

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LONDON FASHION AGENCY TO DISTRIBUTE EMCC MERCHANDISE GLOBALLY

Event Dates and Times

1/10/2018 - 1/29/2018
East Mississippi Community College
LONDON FASHION AGENCY TO DISTRIBUTE EMCC MERCHANDISE GLOBALLY

SCOOBA — T-shirts, jerseys and jackets emblazoned with East Mississippi Community College’s name and logo could soon begin showing up at major retail stores around the world.
London-based apparel company Park Agencies Ltd. has signed a contract with EMCC to design and distribute EMCC merchandise.
“The retail groups we work with are based in different countries but they can be spread out across the globe,” Park Agencies Director Tony Park wrote in an email. “Key groups such as Primark, River Island and Next are based in the United Kingdom but have stores in 12 countries. Zara, Bershka, H&M and Best Seller are European-based but can be in 60-plus countries. We do sell into these groups but we are never 100 percent sure what (clothing items) they will select.
“We also sell to various online etailers such as ASOS, Zalando and Boohoo, for example. Most of our other clients have online sales as well.”
Instore product trials could begin as soon as March, with the EMCC apparel line to officially launch this summer or this winter, Park said.
EMCC has already been selling apparel internationally since the July 29, 2016 release of season one of the gritty Neflix docuseries “Last Chance U,” which follows the college’s football team during the 2015 and 2016 years.
The series that provides an unfiltered look into the lives of the players and coaches quickly garnered worldwide acclaim. Apparel sales through EMCC’s bookstore quickly rose that first year by more than 200 percent. After season two of “Last Chance U” debuted last year, sales increased by more than 1,500 percent over the previous year, with orders coming in from all over the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand, to name a few places, EMCC District Bookstore Manager and Athletics Social Media Coordinator Ginnie Cody said.
“That first night when the second season came out, I didn’t sleep,” Cody said. “I stopped processing orders at 5 a.m. the next morning, slept for a couple of hours at my desk and went right back to it. I remember thinking to myself, ‘This is going to be bigger than we thought it would be.’”
The uptick in sales was generated from viewers who discovered EMCC’s bookstore online. Cody is excited about the partnership with Park Agencies.
“They will have a much bigger audience than we have on our website,” Cody said. “They can make it more of a brand, a cool thing to sell. We are not marketing in the UK or Europe and this is something they can do much better than we can.”
EMCC will get a small percentage of the royalties from the agency’s apparel sales.
“This won’t cost us anything and it could actually generate some revenue for us,” EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said. “What is really exciting is the global expansion of the EMCC brand. As far as we know, we are the only community college in the world with an apparel contract like this.”
Park Agencies designs its own brands and specializes in high fashion street clothing. Park said he would like to create a separate label for EMCC apparel that could include jerseys, hats, T-shirts, sweats, leisure wear and jackets.
“We are delighted to work with EMCC,” Park said. “We feel that we will be able to offer a brand that will reflect the values and hard work of the staff and students at East Mississippi Community College.”
EMCC Executive Director of College Advancement Marcus Wood, a former assistant football coach who was featured in the Netflix documentary, said he is pleased with the collaboration as well.
“This is a win-win for us,” Wood said. “The Park Agencies have a broad reach and know the fashion industry. Not only will this provide us an opportunity to get entrenched in other markets, it will help us benefit from their experience as we learn the ropes of the game.
“It is exciting to know there are people in other countries who are interested in our merchandise. We are a small college in a small town and people all over the world are interested in our product. It is kind of amazing, really.”
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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Center Ridge Baptist Church January 2018 Announcements

Event Dates and Times

1/8/2018 - 1/31/2018
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church January 2018 Announcements

Wonderful Word on Wednesday
January 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS, will be hosting , Wonderful Word on Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018, @ 7:00 pm. Phone Contact: (601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Mission Program
January 21, 2018
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, "Mission's Program," on Sunday, January 21, 2018@ 11:00 am. Phone contact: 601) 776-3649; Email Contact: centerridgebcinc@yahoo.com. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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The EMBDC is hosting its first annual Bridal Show on Feb. 10th

Event Dates and Times

1/5/2018 - 2/10/2018
MSU Riley Center
The EMBDC is hosting its first annual Bridal Show on Feb. 10th . It will be held at the MSU Riley Center. This is to give businesses a chance to become vendors before the deadline along with promoting it to the public. I have attached our save the date, invitation and information sheet. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email.

Apryl Leggett
Administrative Assistant
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation
200 22nd Ave.
PO Box 790
Meridian, MS 39302
Phone: (601) 693-1306
Website: www.embdc.org

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ECCC Workforce Development Offers Office Proficiency and Certification Beginning Jan. 30

Event Dates and Times

1/5/2018 - 1/29/2018
East Central Community College ... Bradford J. Tucker Applied Technology Building Decatur campus
ECCC Workforce Development Offers Office Proficiency and Certification Beginning Jan. 30

The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center will offer a course in Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, on the Decatur campus.

Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bradford J. Tucker Applied Technology Building for eight consecutive Tuesdays. Cost is $75 per person. Christy Ferguson will serve as instructor.

The OPAC System is a comprehensive office, clerical and software skills testing and certification program. The software tests for skills & abilities in all of the Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The following are the different areas in which a person taking this class could receive an OPAC certification: Windows, Basic Word, Basic Excel, Intermediate Word, Intermediate Excel, PowerPoint, Database, and QuickBooks.

For more information, contact Ferguson at 601-635-6292 or by email at cferguson@eccc.edu, or Chris Clark, workforce development coordinator, at 601-635-6245 or email cclark@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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Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library January 2018 Events

Event Dates and Times

1/1/2018
1/2/2018
1/3/2018
1/4/2018
1/5/2018
1/8/2018
1/9/2018
1/10/2018
1/11/2018
1/12/2018
1/15/2018
1/16/2018
1/17/2018
1/18/2018
1/19/2018
1/22/2018
1/23/2018
1/24/2018
1/25/2018
1/26/2018
1/29/2018
1/30/2018
1/31/2018
Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library 2517 7th Street Meridian, MS 39301
Monday, January 1st...Closed
Tuesday, January 2nd...Baby/Toddler Celebrate 2018 New Year 10:00am
Wednesday, January 3rd...Games for Young Adults 4:30pm
Thursday, January 4th...K-6th Grade National Bird Day Craft 4:30pm
Monday, January 8th...Bingo for Adults 11:00am
Tuesday, January 9th...Baby/Toddler Snowman Craft 10:00am
Wednesday, January 10th...Teen Talk/Snow Day for Young Adults 4:30pm
Thursday, January 11th...K-6th Grade Dr. Martin Luther King Day Craft 4:30pm
Monday, January 15th...Library Closed Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 16th...Baby/Toddler Hot Cocoa Craft 10:00am
Wednesday, January 17th...Young Adult STEM (Making Snow) 4:30pm
Thursday, January 18th...K-6th Grade Penguin Footprints 4:30pm
Genealogy 2-3
Monday, January 22nd...Adult Craft (DIY
Stress Balls) 11:00am
Tuesday, January 23rd...Baby/Toddler National Penguin Day 10:00am
Wednesday, January 24th...Games for Young Adults 4:30pm
Thursday, January 25th...K-6th Grade Decorate Canvas Tote Bag 4:30pm
Monday, January 29th...Games for Adults 11:00am
Tuesday, January 30th...Baby/Toddler STEM 10:00am Chess Club 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 31st...Young Adult STEM (Tornado in a jar) 4:30pm
*****Calendar is subject to change*****


Phone Number: 601-693-6771
Storyline Number: 601-482-4444
Website: meridian.lib.ms.us





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