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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

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ECCC PTK to Host Second Annual “Special Needs Prom”

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/3/2017
Pierce Castle located on Chapel Hill Road in Newton County
ECCC PTK to Host Second Annual “Special Needs Prom”

Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, at East Central Community College in Decatur will host “Fairy Tale Ball,” its second annual prom for special needs student, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Pierce Castle located on Chapel Hill Road in Newton County.

Continuing the organization’s ‘Honors in Action’ program, which began last year, Theta Xi invited students who receive special services from schools in the ECCC district of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties to attend the special event.
Each year, Phi Theta Kappa challenges local chapters to complete an ‘Honors In Action’ project and provides various themes from which to choose. Theta Xi chose ‘Myth vs. Reality’ as the theme and advisors basically came up with the idea because, working in their capacities at the college, they saw how some people view those with special needs as different, which is a myth. The idea was to do something to make them feel special and they felt like the students would enjoy a prom.
“It was such a big hit and the kids who attended last year begged for us to host it again. Although it is a lot of work to get sponsorships to fund the prom, it is so very worth it to see the smiles on the faces of the kids who attend,” said Dr. Amanda Walton, Theta Xi co-sponsor and ECCC’s director of housing and student activities.

Approximately 30 students attended last year’s inaugural event.

Theta Xi members raise the money to stage the prom through various fundraisers and the help of area businesses that have purchased sponsorships. Students and individuals throughout the community have also donated prom dresses.

Walton added, “The kids attending come absolutely free, will be served a meal and get prom party favors and our students serve as their dates.”

For more information on the second annual ECCC PTK “Special Needs Prom” and how you or your business can become involved, contact Walton at awalton@eccc.edu or call 601-635-6213. James Miller, dean of students, and Jenna Wright, mathematics instructor, also serve as Theta Xi sponsors.

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 Receives Families First Grant

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/6/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Receives Families First Grant

East Central Community College in Decatur was recently awarded a Mississippi Crossroads Consortium Families First Grant to assist students in achieving the skills necessary for middle skill jobs.

“The training of middle skilled workers is crucial to Mississippi’s continued economic growth,” said Dr. Teresa Houston, ECCC vice president for instruction. “This Incentive to Success grant will incentivize students who meet their student obligations. The instructional methods that will be used are sound proven strategies that provide quality teaching and learning experiences with student support services. East Central is excited about the grant opportunity as it aligns with our institutional commitments of Teaching and Learning, Student Success, and Community Partnerships.”

The Crossroads Consortium was founded in 2013 and is a collaboration between East Central Community College and four other Mississippi community colleges – Hinds, Holmes, Meridian and Mississippi Delta – to provide incentives and financial assistance for students to obtain the education and credentials to qualify for middle skill jobs, which nearly all new companies and most existing companies in Mississippi need.

Four of the five consortium colleges submitted this proposal. MDCC decided not to participate in the project but is in full support of the other four consortium colleges and their efforts.

Dr. Lucretia Williams, director of the college’s Workforce Development Center who was instrumental in writing the grant proposal, said, “The college’s relationship with the local WIN Job Centers will also link participating students into career exploration, job searches, on the job training or internships, and job placement services. Students needing support services will also have access to case managers and navigators to provide assistance.”

As part of the project, the college will work with existing Adult Education and Career & Technical Education pathways to encourage and motivate students to complete coursework which would lead to middle skills careers.

For more information, contact Williams at 601-635-6432 or email lwilliams@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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Southern Pine Electric - Annual Membership Meeting

Event Dates and Times

10/27/2017 - 11/3/2017
new facilities in Taylorsville
On behalf of Jason S. Siegfried, President and CEO, and the entire staff of Southern Pine Electric, we’d like to invite you to attend our 2017 Annual Membership Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 9, at our new facilities in Taylorsville. Lunch will be provided when the doors open at 12:00 pm, followed by the business meeting at 2:00 pm.

The favor of a reply is requested on or before Friday, November 3. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,


Brock Williamson
Communications Coordinator
Southern Pine Electric
PO Box 60 | Taylorsville, Mississippi 39168
601-785-6511;

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EMCC FOOTBALL A GRIDIRON LEGACY FOR COGGINS FAMILY

Event Dates and Times

10/26/2017 - 11/4/2017
East Miss. Community College
EMCC FOOTBALL A GRIDIRON LEGACY FOR COGGINS FAMILY

SCOOBA — When Charles “Bulldog” Coggins suited up in 1964 as a member of the East Mississippi Junior College Lions football team, little did he know that would be the start of a family tradition that would span more than five decades and three generations.
Coggins’ son, Keith Coggins (Class of 1993) also played for the Lions, as does his grandson, Stuart Coggins, who is a member of the team’s current squad.
“It’s neat the way it all intertwines,” Keith Coggins said. “Dad started this for all of us. If it had not of been for him, none of us would have been here.”
A high school football standout, Bulldog Coggins was recruited by former Lions’ Coach Bob “Bull” Sullivan.
“Coach Sullivan was kind of a special guy,” Bulldog Coggins said. “For me, he was my messiah. My dad had been dead and gone and I needed somebody who would provide me with structure.”
Bulldog was brought in as a tight end to play on Sullivan’s pass-centered offense, long before the term West Coast offense was dubbed and the playing style was adopted by pro football teams. Bulldog, an All-American, also long-snapped and even briefly lined up behind the center after quarterback Bill Buckner, another All-American, suffered a broken jaw.
“We would have played for the national championship had Bill not have gotten hurt,” Bulldog Coggins said.
After graduating, Bulldog played tight end for Delta State University. He was later moved to center, where he snapped to Buckner, who was also playing for DSU.
After finishing school, he served as a high school football coach for seven years before beginning a career in the insurance industry.
“In 2001, the Lord pulled me off into his business,” Bulldog Coggins said. “I am a Methodist preacher now.”
Keith Coggins was a football fan from a young age and fondly recalls attending practices at Columbia Academy when his dad was the head coach there. He played the game from an early age, first for the YMCA, then Oak Hill Academy and later West Point.
Keith Coggins was a center and long-snapper throughout his football career.
“At West Point, we won three state championships in a row, two in 4A and one at 5A,” Keith Coggins said. “Back then, 5A was the biggest classification they had in the state.”
After a disappointing season his freshmen year at EMCC, Keith Coggins considered transferring to another college but changed his mind when former pro football player Tom Goode was hired as EMCC’s head coach and athletic director.
“Coach Goode said to me, ‘I need you to stay here and help me,’” Keith Coggins said. “So, I stayed and we went 6-4. That was the best thing I ever did in my life.”
He later played for Mississippi State University, making the traveling squad as a redshirt junior and playing in the Peach Bowl. After school, Keith worked for Kerr-McGee and later for Monroe Gas Storage in Amory, where he is still employed.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Stuart Coggins plays center for EMCC. In high school, he played left guard and right tackle.
“I played everywhere,” Stuart Coggins said. “I didn’t play center until the last two games of my senior year.”
A dual-sport threat, Stuart Coggins was also a high-school standout in baseball, earning second best in the state with 58 RBIs this past season. He plans to try out for EMCC’s baseball team and wants to major in athletic training at a four-year university once he graduates.
So which sport does he prefer?
“I think I can maybe go further in baseball than football but I think I enjoy football a little better,” Stuart Coggins said.
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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UMMC AIRCARE CREW CONDUCTS CLASS FOR EMCC PARAMEDIC STUDENTS

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College
UMMC AIRCARE CREW CONDUCTS CLASS FOR EMCC PARAMEDIC STUDENTS

East Mississippi Community College students in the Emergency Medical Technician program got a first-hand look at the work performed by critical care nurses and paramedics with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Helicopter Flight program. A medical flight crew with UMMC landed the AirCare 3 helicopter in a parking lot at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus Tuesday, Oct. 24, and spoke to the students about procedures for caring for in-flight patients. The students were also allowed to climb inside the helicopter, which is based in Columbus and is capable of transporting two patients at a time.

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The City of Meridian announces that milling and paving will begin on Monday, October 30th

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 11/5/2017
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The City of Meridian announces that milling and paving will begin on Monday, October 30th on the following streets for approximately one week:

Paving Schedule:
8th Street between intersections of 23rd Avenue and 22nd Avenue
8th Street between intersections of 22nd Avenue and 6th Street
6th Street between intersections of 22nd Avenue and 21st Avenue
Intersection of 6th Street and 21st Avenue

For more information Contact: Hugh Smith, City of Meridian
hughsmith@meridianms.org

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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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Haunted House at the Temple Theatre

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 10/31/2017
Temple Theatre
Haunted House at the Temple Theatre:
Runs thru Saturday October 28, 2017 and Monday, October 30, 2017-Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 7:00pm-11:00pm each night. For more information 601-460-0052.

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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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World Stroke Day is Sunday, October 29th

Event Dates and Times

10/25/2017 - 10/29/2017
Anderson Regional Health System Call for Informatio
World Stroke Day is Sunday, October 29th. In observance of this day, Anderson Regional Health System wants to remind the community to “Dial, Don’t Drive” when signs of a stroke appear.

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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GLADNEY NAMED EMCC’S 2017 HOMECOMING QUEEN

Event Dates and Times

10/24/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College
GLADNEY NAMED EMCC’S 2017 HOMECOMING QUEEN

East Mississippi Community College’s 2017 Homecoming Queen, Hope Alexandria Gladney of Louisville, was crowned Saturday, Oct. 21, in Scooba at halftime of the Lions’ 72-7 victory over Coahama Community College.
Gladney is a member of the Mighty Lions Color Guard, the Photography Club, and the Math and Science Club. She is a member of the Dean’s List for academic achievement and was selected as EMCC Freshman Class Favorite. Gladney is majoring in Nursing and plans to attend the Mississippi University for Women to earn a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She is the daughter of David Gladney and Rosalynn Yarbrough of Louisville. She was escorted by her grandfather, Charles Yarbrough.
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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Stop The Violence Party

Event Dates and Times

10/28/2017 - 10/30/2017
1214 13th Street
Stop The Violence Party
Oct. 28th -30th
12:00 noon - 10:00 pm

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Only 15 County Precinct locations out of 42 will be involved in the November 7 Special election for District 2 Constable and Justice Court Judge

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/7/2017
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Only 15 County Precinct locations out of 42 will be involved in the November 7 Special election for District 2 Constable and Justice Court Judge.

Out of those 15, 10 are “split” precincts. Which means not everyone registered to vote in that particular precinct can vote in THIS special election. The other 5 precincts, everyone is eligible.

Example: You and I can vote in the same location, but have different candidates on the ballot. The voter needs to refer to their voter registration card to their “COUNTY PRECINCT”, not the CITY WARD, and then to the bottom of their voter registration card to see if they have JCJ and CON 2 (see attached example)

ELECTION COMMISSIONERS always run and are in charge of any county SPECIAL ELECTIONS. Also in Special elections, candidates do not run by Party. The Election Commissioners will have poll worker training beginning Monday, October 16 at 6pm, Tuesday at 2pm and Wednesday at 10am, in the Board room in the Annex.

Please see attached FYI info to assist you in helping us educate our voters with who is eligible to vote in this Special on November 7.

1. WHO CAN VOTE?
2. PRECINCT LOCATIONS
3. PRECINCT DISTRICTS
4. EXAMPLE OF VOTER REGISTRATION CARD TO REFER TO (let us know if light enough to read or reproduce)
5. SAMPLE BALLOT (write-in’s DO NOT count) This is always on the ballot by law, in case for example, a candidate dies)
6. CANDIDATES CONTACT INFO previously sent


Please call if you have any questions 601 482-9731 to the Circuit Clerk office or our Election Chairman, Jeff Tate, 601 527-4124

Thank you for informing our voters.

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EMCC STUDENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College
EMCC STUDENT EARNS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

SCOOBA — While standing in the cafeteria lunch line on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus, student Hunter Cumberland almost deleted an email on his phone titled “Congratulations!”
“I thought it was a pop-up ad and was just about to delete it when I changed my mind,” Cumberland, a Preston resident, said. “I clicked on it and saw that I had won a $1,000 scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa. I was surprised.”’
Cumberland had applied for the 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship but so had about 1,000 other applicants, according to the headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an honor society for high-achieving community college students. Cumberland was among 207 PTK students nationwide awarded one of the scholarships.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship program helps new PTK members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.
EMCC PTK advisor and Fine Arts / Humanities Division Chairperson Janet Briggs said Cumberland is deserving of the scholarship.
“For many students, going from a small high school to even a community college is a great change,” Briggs said. “Hunter has embraced this change by developing into one of the top leaders for not only Phi Theta Kappa but for EMCC as a whole.”
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provided $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, which also awards Leaders of Promise Global Scholarships to international students.
Cumberland is a member of EMCC’s Math & Science Club and is in the running for president of the Scooba chapter of PTK. He is majoring in biology and plans to apply for medical school after graduating from EMCC.
“I would really like to work as a physician in an emergency room setting,” Cumberland said. “For one thing, it is fast paced and it’s not boring. You might treat someone with a nail in his foot or someone who suffered a gunshot wound or was involved in a car accident. To help people who are in pain and to know you are the one responsible for making them feel better would be rewarding.”
Cumberland is the son of Will and Heather Cumberland. His younger sister, Miranda Cumberland, attends Kemper Academy.

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Price Selected ECCC’s ‘Humanities Instructor of the Year’

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/7/2017
East Central Community College
Price Selected ECCC’s ‘Humanities Instructor of the Year’
History instructor Madison Price is East Central Community College’s “Humanities Instructor of the Year” and will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, on the Decatur campus.
Price will present a special program, held in conjunction with Arts and Humanities Month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.
During his lecture presentation titled “President for the People: The Progressive Policies of Teddy Roosevelt,” Price will focus on Roosevelt’s policies aimed to help protect and improve the lives of the American people through his Square Deal.
Price said, “Roosevelt’s presidency helped the Progressive movement of the early 1900s flourish as he understood ‘a great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.’”
Price is in his fourth year of teaching American history at the college. In addition, he has worked on projects with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Legacy Foundation.

He is a graduate of Stone High School in Wiggins and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Mississippi State University.

While at MSU, he worked on papers as diverse as the Carlisle Indian football team, the importance of the monitor-top refrigerator to American culture, race relations in the Mobile, Ala., shipyard during World War II, and the implementation of camels in the United States military during the 1850s.

He has also held stints at Hebron Christian School, Choctaw County High School, and Holmes Community College. He has taught Mississippi Studies, American Government, World History, and American History I and II. He is a member of the Society of Scholars at Mississippi State and Phi Alpha Theta.

Price and his wife, Jessica, reside in Newton.

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 ... Downtown Details - Oct. 23rd - 29th

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/29/2017
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MERIDIAN CANDY CRAWL
Tuesday, October 24th-4:30pm -7:30pm
City Hall Lawn & Downtown Meridian
Call 601.485.1944 for more information

ED CHANEY TIRE PROS 30TH CELEBRATION
Thursday October 26th-5:30 pm-8:30pm
Dumont Plaza
Call 601.693.8473 for more information

DOWNTOWN CLEANUP
Saturday October 28th-8:00am-11:00am
EMBDC Office
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

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

INCOME TAX COURSE-H&R BLOCK
1412 24th Ave
For Class Times visit HRBLOCK.COM/CLASS
Call 601.405.2423 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
New leggings in stock. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 228.860.9589 for more information

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

CROOKED LETTER
We love coffee around here and especially Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Company! This is a must try - and if you don’t like cold coffee, you can drink it warm
Call 601.207.5072 for more information

GENERATIONS FINE PAPER AND GIFTS
Tis the season! It’s our very first Christmas Open House! Join us Thursday, November 2 for an evening of sipping champagne and shopping! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2721 for more information

HOOPER'S
We have just received a new shipment of security cameras for all your needs. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2715 for more information

THE HULETT
Need a gift? Come shop Gail Phipps beautiful pottery, made in Mississippi- We have Ole Miss, MS State and USM serving dishes that make great gifts and take alongs for your tailgate party! Also collegiate ornaments. Great stocking stuffers! "Like" us on Facebook to view many of the items we have to offer you!
Call 601.453.2149 for more information

LABICHE JEWELERS
Check out our special deals that will only last a short while. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.6071 for more information

LIBERTY SHOP
Need a dress with a sleeve? Love this fun new #freepeople sweater knit dress! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.5331 for more information

LOEB'S
Here it is! The new The North Face cozy Campshire fleece jacket for Men, Women, and Kids! Come check it out. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 800.432.7615 for more information

MOONPIE
Beautiful new headbands for newborns to big girls have arrived. "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
Stitchin Krazy has a new line of baby clothing, and we are so excited! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.286.5495 for more information

THE SEWING & VACUUM CENTER
New fabric has just arrived in store. "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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PAT WEBB, NICK CLARK HONORED AT EMCC HOMECOMING

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Mississippi Community College
PAT WEBB, NICK CLARK HONORED AT EMCC HOMECOMING

SCOOBA — Two East Mississippi Community College alumni were honored Saturday, Oct. 21, during the college’s 2017 Homecoming.
Pat Webb, Class of 1971, was selected as the college’s Alumnus of the Year. Nick Clark, former EMCC vice president for Institutional Advancement, received the Distinguished Service Award.
Webb and Clark were recognized at an alumni luncheon and at halftime during EMCC’s Homecoming football game, in which EMCC defeated Coahama Community College 72 to 7.
Alumnus of the Year
Webb spent much of his youth in Oak Grove, Fla., helping his father raise vegetables and care for a 30-acre peach orchard.
He later moved with his father to Kemper County, graduating from DeKalb High School in 1969 and enrolling at EMCC the same year. He admits schoolwork wasn’t a priority at first and doubts he would have graduated had it not been for his instructors.
“If my life had taken a different direction, there is a great chance I would not have graduated,” Webb said. “I credit the professors who took an interest in me and took me under their wings. They turned my life around, motivated me and put me on the path to graduation. I credit them with the things I have accomplished and for making me the person I am today.”
Following his stint at EMCC, Webb joined the Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business after he got out and then reenlisted in the Navy for another four years.
Webb moved to South Carolina, eventually accepting a position as general manager for Jim Nelson Ford in Laurens, S.C. In 1989, he qualified for the Ford Motor Company Master Manager Award.
Webb later moved to Columbus, Ga., where he has resided for the past 27 years. He opened his first Precision Tune franchise in 1989, acquiring four more in subsequent years while averaging more than $1 million in annual service sales.
“I would buy underperforming Precision Tunes and turned them around,” Webb said. “Precision Tune wouldn’t let you perform all repairs on cars back then so I opened a company called Ranger Tune & Brakes. I would send automobiles to that shop for repairs we couldn’t do at Precision Tune.”
While in Columbus, Webb was active in politics, serving as the campaign manager for the first African American woman elected to the position of Columbus Clerk of Municipal Court, Vivian Creighton-Bishop, who was first elected in the early 1990s and still holds the position to this day.
“She has done an excellent job,” Webb said.
Webb also served on the Education Committee for former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller and helped initiate the drug testing program in Columbus while participating in the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.
In addition, he has served as: board chairman for the Automotive Advisory Board for South Georgia Technical Institute; member of the Automotive Advisory Board for Shaw, Jordan and Spencer high schools in Columbus; member of the Muscogee County Rotary Club where he was Classification Chair and Paul Harris Fellow; member of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce; member of the Board of Directors for the Columbus Urban League; and graduate of the Leadership Columbus Alumni Association.
Distinguished Service Award
Clark, who retired July 30, played both sides of the ball for EMCC as offensive guard and defensive tackle for legendary football coach Bob “Bull” Sullivan in 1964-65 for what was then East Mississippi Junior College. He was elected to the first All-State team as a sophomore and named the Lions’ most valuable player.
Clark turned down a football scholarship at Delta State University, but continued his studies there, earning an undergraduate degree in physical education and a master’s degree in school administration.
After graduating, Clark served as head coach at Clarksdale Junior High School and was later named athletic director and assistant principal of Lee Academy. During a coaching career that spanned 12 years, Clark won more than 75 percent of his games, coached two all-star games, was named Coach of the Year twice and turned down two offers to coach at the college level.
In 1985, Clark and his family moved to Columbus, where he worked in the real estate and insurance fields. In the early 1990s, then EMCC President Dr. Tommy Davis Jr., who also played football under Coach Sullivan, sought out some of his former teammates to create the Sullivan Memorial Division of the EMCC Development Foundation. Clark was among those Davis solicited for help.
“That is kind of how I got involved with EMCC again,” Clark said. “Our main goal was to help raise money for the college.”
In 2000, when Davis was looking to hire a director of development, he turned to Clark, who agreed to assume the duties on a part time basis while continuing to work in the insurance and real estate fields. In 2006, Clark was hired full time as EMCC’s director of development, overseeing fundraising for major capital improvements, such as the Chapel in the Pines and, later, the Orr Center for Christian Activity.
“I am grateful to all of the EMCC alumni and friends who have given generously of their time and resources,” Clark said. “Much of the growth at EMCC was the direct result of their support and I would like to accept this Distinguished Service Award on their behalf.”
Projects funded through the Development Foundation include the electronic scoreboard at Sullivan Windham Field, the bronze statue of Coach Sullivan, dedication of Bill Buckner Drive, renovations to the Dottie Smith Band Hall and much more. The foundation has also supported student academic achievement awards, faculty recognition, numerous scholarships and the purchase of $300,000 in championship rings.
EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said Clark played a crucial role in the Development Foundation’s success.
“Nick’s contributions to EMCC are invaluable,” Huenber said. “Not only did he spearhead major fundraising efforts but he provided steady leadership in one of the college’s key positions. We will always be grateful for what Nick has done for EMCC. On a personal note, I truly enjoyed working with Nick and I miss not being able to turn to him for advice and support.”
Clark is past president of the 5-County Life Underwriters Association, the Columbus Kiwanis Club, and the Lowndes County Cattlemen Association. He also sat on the Board of Trustees for the Heritage Academy and was an Executive Council member for New York Life Insurance Company. Clark is a member of the Columbus Association of Realtors $1 Million Club, and was the leading disability insurance salesman for New York Life’s Memphis, Tenn., office, which included parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas. He is also an accomplished auctioneer.
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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UNITED WAY OF EAST MISSISSIPPI PROVIDES FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/10/2017
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UNITED WAY OF EAST MISSISSIPPI PROVIDES FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING ... NOW, THROUGH DECEMBER 7th, 2017

Meridian, MS—Turning 65? Is Medicare a mystery to you? Did you know United Way of East Mississippi has certified, volunteer Medicare Counselors who can help you with your Medicare questions? Our State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a counseling program designed to answer questions about health insurance for the elderly. SHIP is available to:

• Answer your questions about Medicare
• Assist you with information about buying a Medigap policy or long-term care insurance
• Aid you in selecting a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Plan

We don’t sell anything and we don’t charge anything. We do not endorse any business. We are here to help you find what is best for you during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, beginning October 16th through December 7th, 2017. Call 1-844-427-1005 to speak with a United Way of East Mississippi SHIP Counselor or to set up a face-to-face consult to assist you.


Contributions to the United Way of East Mississippi stay in the communities served and help support 20 partner agencies: Best Early Education Practices, Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America—Choctaw Area Council, Camp Eagle Ridge, Care Lodge, Carter Foundation, Davidson Shelter, Feed by Faith, Foster Grandparents, Free Clinic of Meridian, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Village for Children, Illuminations Center for Dyslexia, LOVE’s Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Meridian Freedom Project, Neshoba Christian Women’s Job Corp, Neshoba 4-H, Salvation Army, and Wesley House. United Way of East Mississippi’s Community Impact Programs are Stuff the Bus, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Familywize Prescription Discount Program, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Imagination Library, Income Tax Preparation Program, and Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The United Way of East Mississippi serves Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper, and Neshoba counties. For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED™, contact the United Way of East Mississippi at 601-693-2732.

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The work of photojournalist Betty Press is on display at JCJC

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Jones County Junior College ... Eula Bass Lewis art gallery
The work of photojournalist Betty Press is on display at JCJC

ELLISVILLE – A unique depiction of Mississippi’s unusually named towns and festivals are captured by the former African photojournalist, Betty Press and are now on display through October at Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery. Her distinctive perspective is revealed through black and white photography in an exhibit titled, “Finding Mississippi.” The public is invited to view her show and to have the opportunity to meet her during the “Gallery Talk” on Tuesday, October 24, at 1 p.m. Both events are free at the JCJC art gallery.

After traveling the world with her husband and as a photojournalist Betty Press decided to call Hattiesburg, Mississippi her home. Realizing she has a unique perspective on the South, she documented the Southern black and white experience through her work. In her exhibit, “Finding Mississippi,” the trained photographer takes an unusual approach to her photography by using vintage cameras and black and white film. She also drifts away from her belief, “photographs should be perfectly sharp, in focus and well exposed.”

“Having experienced more of life, this seems less important….I choose black and white film to use with plastic and old cameras such as the Holga, twin lens reflex, and later a vintage Hasselblad, to capture evidence of the past with cameras used in the past. The resulting imperfections and soft focus serve as metaphors for how landscape, race and religion have played a part in the complicated history of Mississippi and still affect lives today,” said Press.

She also explained the process documenting the Southern black and white experience as being, “so intertwined, it keeps the South a unique region in our country.” Her biography further explains her approach in creating this exhibit as sharing her exploration and personal journey through life via photography as a way to help her better understand the past and present. Press said she hopes the images will reveal more of Mississippi in time.

Some of her honors include having her photos of Mississippi added to the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art and The Do Good Fund (Southern Photography Initiative). In 2012, the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters selected her work for a statewide award in photography. Furthermore, the photojournalist has also published an award-winning photobook about the African people and culture called, I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb. Additionally, Press is represented by Panos Pictures, London; International Visions, Washington, DC; Fischer Galleries, Jackson, Mississippi; Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg and One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information about the JCJC art show or to arrange a visit to the gallery contact the gallery office at 601-477-4148. The Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon. If you want to know more about the JCJC Fine Arts Department check out the JCJC Fine Arts Facebook page at JCJCFineArts.

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

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Uninsured Motorists Face Civil Penalties Effective Wednesday, Nov. 1

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/1/2017
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Uninsured Motorists Face Civil Penalties Effective Wednesday, Nov. 1
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is set to begin enforcing the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance Law (Act#2016-361).
Last year, during the 2016 legislative session, the law was passed and signed by the Governor to mandate all Alabama motorists have liability insurance. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, those who choose to drive without liability insurance will face a civil penalty.
The MLI law provides that no person shall operate, register or maintain registration of a motor vehicle designed to be used on a public road or highway unless it is covered by a liability insurance policy.
Alabama’s Secretary of Law Enforcement Hal Taylor said, “There has been a grace period in enforcing that law to give motorists time to obtain the proper insurance coverage. Beginning Nov. 1, motorists are subject to a civil penalty if involved in a motor vehicle incident, the vehicle you are operating is not covered by the state’s mandatory liability insurance and you are not issued a citation for no insurance at the time of the incident.” (First offense: $200; second offense: $300; third or subsequent offenses: $400 each.)
In addition, Secretary Taylor said, those individuals will face a 90-day driver license suspension if they do not pay the civil penalty within 45 days or request a hearing with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division. (Driver license reinstatement fee: $100.) If a driver is issued a civil penalty, due process provides the option to appeal, and a hearing will be conducted to determine whether the motor vehicle being operated at the time of the motor vehicle incident was in compliance.
Alabama Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling said, “It just makes sense to have liability insurance on your vehicle because operating a motor vehicle without it drives up everyone’s rates. Do the right thing, and follow Alabama’s Mandatory Liability Insurance laws to help stabilize rates for Alabama insurance consumers.”

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MCC Foundation's annual membership celebration ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Meridian Community College
Businessman Manny Mitchell, his business and family were honored by The Meridian Community College Foundation on Tuesday during the MCC Foundation's annual membership celebration.

MCC President Dr. Scott Elliott said the honoree: "was yet another example of a man who has achieved great success while remaining humble, friendly and caring." Under Mitchell's leadership, "he has grown and diversified Mitchell companies and created obviously lots of employment opportunities fro numbers of people in this community over the years. And the Mitchells have shared their time, their energy and their personal resources in an effort to improve the life in our community," Elliott noted.

Mitchell was humbled and honored with the recognition. "I've been blown away by this," he said, adding, "It's really cool that in our 70th year (of business) something like this (recognition) would happen. It makes it even more for me. This has been a great year. We've done 70th year anniversary things all year long and this is tremendous."
Mitchell was also serenaded by actresses from the MCC musical The Wonderettes and a video highlighting the company and paying tribute to Mitchell were also part of the evening's festivities.

Also during the evening, MCC Social Science Instructor Kim Coward was awarded the William B. Crooks Teaching Chair.

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ECCC Art Club to Host Haunted House Oct. 30-31

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College ... Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus
ECCC Art Club to Host Haunted House Oct. 30-31
The East Central Community College Art Club will sponsor a Haunted House from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, October 30- 31, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.

"The ECCC Art Club hopes that anyone who gets enjoyment from fear, adrenaline, and the unknown will attend the Haunted House,” said art instructor Jeffrey Hodges. “We are striving to send chills down the spines of everyone who enters the Haunted House.”
The event is a fundraiser for the club and the cost is $5 for everyone over age 6.
For more information, contact art instructor Jeffrey Hodges at jhodges@eccc.edu, or call 601-635-6229.

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 Announces PTK Fall Inductees

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/3/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Announces PTK Fall Inductees
These East Central Community College students were recently inducted into Theta Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Inductees and their hometowns include:
Hannah Hall, Courtney McNair and Shelby Greenwood, all of Philadelphia; Mikayla Figueroa of Union, Macie Barrett of Noxapater, Alex Cleveland of Chunky and Kiersten Johnson of Newton;
Laken Winstead, Taylor Harrison and Ella Grace Robertson, all of Philadelphia; Madison Dempsey of Louisville, Albany Davis of Newton, Abbey Armstrong of Morton, and Anna Bowen and Bailey Smith, both of Philadelphia;
Rylee Holdiness and Makinsie Clark, both of Nanih Waiya; Emily Nelson of Little Rock, Gabi Sparnecht and Haley Holland, both of Philadelphia; Deanna Sangster of Noxapater, Ray Farlow of Union and Dakota Bailey of Philadelphia; and Zach Boykin of Nanih Waiya, Javontae Spivey of Forest, Josh Warnsley of Decatur, Colby Stanley of Nanih Waiya, Chris Perez of Forest, Hunter McElroy of Louisville, and Samuel Singleton and Samuel Loper, both of Philadelphia and
Joshua Chumney of Long Beach. More than 30 students joined the prestigious organization, whose mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Director of Housing and Student Activities Dr. Amanda Walton, Mathematics Instructor Jenna Wright and Dean of Students James Miller serve as advisers.

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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East Central Community College Announces Enhanced ACT Scholarship Program

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/8/2017
East Central Community College
East Central Community College Announces Enhanced ACT Scholarship Program

East Central Community College in Decatur will dramatically increase the value of the scholarships it awards at various ACT composite score levels beginning with the fall 2018 semester to provide greater financial support to more students.

The ACT Scholarship enhancements were approved at the October 2017 Board of Trustees meeting on campus.

Beginning fall 2018, incoming freshman students who enroll full-time the fall semester immediately following high school graduation or the first regular semester after having received the High School Equivalency (HSE), will receive the following scholarship awards based on ACT score:

ACT Composite Score 20-23—Dean’s Award, one-half tuition per semester (currently a value of $645 per semester).
ACT Composite Score 24-28—President’s Award, full tuition per semester (currently a value of $1,290 per semester).
ACT Composite Score 29-36—Board of Trustees Award, full scholarship of tuition, room, and board per semester (currently a value of $2,915 per semester).

Currently, students receive $100 for an ACT composite score of 20-23, $300 for an ACT composite score of 24-26, full tuition for an ACT score of 27-30, and full scholarship of tuition, room, and board for an ACT score of 31-36.

“By increasing funds devoted to our ACT Scholarship Program we are able to provide greater financial assistance to those students who score in the 20-26 range on the ACT, while expanding our full scholarship awards to students who score 29 and above on the ACT,” said ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

The scholarships are available for four semesters provided the student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade-point average each semester. Any student who does not maintain the required 3.0 GPA and is removed from the scholarship may have it reinstated by earning the required 3.0 GPA the following semester.

Students who meet all ECCC eligibility requirements and are interested in receiving an ACT Scholarship should apply for admission online at www.eccc.edu and submit their ACT scores to the Office of Admissions at East Central Community College, P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327. ECCC’s ACT code is 2192.

For more information on ECCC’s ACT Scholarship Program, eligibility requirements, and information about other ECCC scholarships and aid, visit www.eccc.edu/scholarships or call Student Services at 877-GO-2-ECCC or email go2ec@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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Members of the “Busy Hands” quilting group from Decatur ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
Members of the “Busy Hands” quilting group from Decatur ...
worked on a quilt that members of East Central Community College’s DECA organization raffled off during the college’s recent homecoming festivities. Chef Barry Karrh, culinary arts technology instructor and DECA sponsor, hosted the quilters for lunch while they quilted. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the group’s travel to attend the DECA international conference, which is scheduled for April 2018, in Washington, D.C. DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. Along with Karrh, ECCC business instructors Wanda Hurley and Ruth Gregory serve as advisors.

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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Bedford Pines Apartments - Open House Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/1/2017
Bedford Pines Apartments 820 Vanity Fair Road, Butler, AL
Bedford Pines Apartments
Open House Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:00 PM

820 Vanity Fair Road, Butler, AL 36904

Economic Impact – Morrow Realty Company, Inc.

Typical Area Economic Impact – Per NAHB
Bedford Pines Apartments

$5,713,787 Total Development Costs
$403,964 Taxes
$4,804,152 Income
66 Jobs Supported
Provides 44 Affordable Homes for Butler
Annual Budget $105,047 in Butler Economy – ongoing

USDA Rural Development $1,356,780
Federal Home Loan Bank $238,535
Housing Assistance Council $264,410
Regions Bank $3,120,000 Construction Loan
Regions Bank $3,554,331 Investment

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/452481163.html | 452481163

JCJC’s Stacy Ruth selected as Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/8/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Stacy Ruth selected as Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College’s Social Science instructor, Stacy Ruth has been selected as the JCJC 2017 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. She will be honored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and JCJC on Wednesday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to see Ruth’s free presentation, “The Evolution of Family through Animation,” which will discuss how the audience can identify with cartoon characters and how this form of entertainment can motivate or change our behavior.

“Television networks have always portrayed families with both drama and humor. Animation is one of the most radical platforms that depict the social institution in a variety of methods. This presentation will show how cartoons and animation have also changed in its style of interpreting families while still holding on to this traditional view,” said Ruth.

The Mississippi Humanities Council will recognize Ruth as JCJC’s Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year during this special presentation in Ellisville, and again in Jackson at a banquet where she will receive a cash award and a plaque.

“I am grateful and honored by the recognition. I started teaching here (JCJC) when I was 23 years old, and I feel as if I have matured and progressed as an instructor each year. I love my colleagues in the Social Science department; they are my extended family, which makes coming to work much easier,” said Ruth.

Some of her “family” members at JCJC said Ruth is very deserving of the recognition from the Mississippi Humanities Council and feel honored to work beside her.

“Having observed Stacy throughout her tenure at JCJC, it has been my pleasure to watch her evolve academically, professionally, and intellectually into one of the finest educators in the state. JCJC is indeed fortunate to have Ms. Ruth on the faculty. It is with utmost enthusiasm that I call her friend and colleague,” said JCJC Western Civilization instructor, Wyatt Moulds.

Carson Atwood, JCJC’s 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year, said Ruth is an excellent choice for the Humanities honor this year.
“She is a dedicated and diligent instructor who was born to teach. Her students not only learn a vast amount of knowledge from her, they also adore her as their teacher. I consider it an honor to have her as a co-worker and I think Jones is well represented by her as our Humanities Teacher of the Year at JCJC,” said Atwood.

As Ruth begins her 25th year teaching Sociology, Social Problems, and Marriage and Family classes at JCJC, she has also had the opportunity to serve the region in various roles. The Laurel resident is a member of the executive committee for the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, the state committee for HIV Prevention-funded by the Mississippi Department of Health, the World Congress on Civic Education in Cape Town, South Africa, and she currently serves on the Executive Board for Jones County Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as the Advisory Board for JCJC’s Baptist Student Union. As a former basketball player on an athletic scholarship for Mississippi College, Ruth has a unique perspective and is aptly able to assist JCJC’s female student-athletes. Over the last several years, Ruth has joined Jones County’s FCA students on several mission trips.

“She is popular with students and a standard-bearer for JCJC. Stacy is involved in campus and community activities and spends her time doing mission trips to make the world a better place. She is a generous and kind teacher, a worthy recipient of the Humanities Teacher of the Year honor,” said Social Science department chair, Dr. Ronald Bishop.

Other honors the 1987 Heidelberg Academy graduate has earned include being awarded the S.A. Rosenbaum Earthwatch Fellowship to conduct research on Family Health Rituals in Madras, India, in 2005, and in 2010, she was selected as JCJC’s Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) instructor of the year for Mississippi Colleges and Universities. Additionally, Ruth was selected as one of the top five instructors at JCJC by her colleagues and administrators. She earned her bachelor of science in applied sociology, her master of social sciences with an emphasis in sociology, history and political science, and her master of science in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Mississippi College. Ruth has one daughter, 11-year-old Lexie who attends Laurel Christian School.

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

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ECCC Homecoming Court

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Homecoming Court

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included:
freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of honor Jessica Everett of Decatur; and freshman maids Whitney Waters of Heidelberg and Tiara Dawkins of Hickory; and escorts Demarius Brown of Newton, Micheal McClendon of Nanih Waiya, John Mark Vincent and John Ross Griffin, both of Decatur, Austin Taylor of Newton, Andrew Bernard of Meridian, Cheston Jones of Nanih Waiya, Jerome Adkins, Jr., of Clarkdale, and Trelan Brown of Philadelphia . The queen and her court were presented during halftime of the ECCC vs. Northwest Mississippi Community College football game Thursday, Oct. 19.


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 Homecoming Honorees

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
ECCC Homecoming Honorees

Receiving special recognition at East Central Community College’s 2017 Homecoming celebration held Thursday, Oct. 19, were: Congressman Trent Kelly (Class of 1985) of Saltillo, Alumnus of the Year, Deanna Bankston Rush (Class of 1998) of Union, Alumna of the Year, and new Athletic Hall of Fame members Jeff Breland (Class of 1983) of Lake and Tim Anderson (Class of 2013) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Copper etchings of alumni honorees will be permanently displayed in the college’s Memorabilia Room located in Burton Memorial Library and Athletic Hall of Fame honoree etchings will be displayed in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium. The awards presentations were made during a special presentation in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium

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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/452480753.html | 452480753

Taylor Crowned ECCC Homecoming Queen

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
East Central Community College
Taylor Crowned ECCC Homecoming Queen

Sophomore Autumn Taylor (second from left) of Newton was crowned Homecoming Queen at East Central Community College during ceremonies held Thursday, Oct. 19s, at Bailey Stadium. Taylor received her crown from President Dr. Billy Stewart (left) during halftime of the Warriors’ game against Northwest Mississippi Community College. Serving as Miss Taylor’s escort was her brother Austin Taylor (third from left). At right is 2016 queen Latesia Davis of Decatur who presented the new queen with a bouquet of roses.

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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/452480533.html | 452480533

JCJC’s Bobcat Math League teams battle for playoff bids in the final weeks

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 11/2/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Bobcat Math League teams battle for playoff bids in the final weeks

ELLISVILLE – After a week off from competition in the Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, most of the 16-teams are in a must-win situation to make it to the post-season. Three of the four division leaders have clinched post-season play and there are only a few opportunities left for some teams to stay alive after the final week of competition.

The biggest shake-up this week was in the Archimedes Division. West Jones and Quitman High Schools will be duking-it-out to be the Archimedes Division leader next week with an automatic invitation to play in the post-season for whichever team can capture the top spot. After Oak Grove dealt a crushing blow to the Mustangs this week outscoring them, 68 to 40, the Mustangs are in a must-win situation in their match-up with the Jaguars of Columbia Academy in the final week of competition. Under different scenarios, both Quitman and West Jones could conceivably earn at least a wild-card slot for post-season play. However, with the Panthers on the prowl, it could be hard for the Perry Central Bulldogs to stop the Quitman Panthers in the BML’s final week. Quitman, the current Archimedes Division leader will have to succumb to the Perry Central Bulldogs for the Mustang’s best chance to make the playoffs without a win next week.

In the Pythagoras Division, the Oak Grove Warriors continue as the division leaders with an automatic bid. The Warriors will meet up with Raleigh who is still looking for a spot as a wildcard team in the post-season. Also looking for another chance to compete are the Braves of South Jones. Quitman’s victory over South Jones, 31 to 19 this week, stunned the young Braves team who had visions of post-season play. The Braves could be in contention for post-season play as a wild-card team if they win their final match against the Sylva Bay Saints.

Sacred Heart currently leads in the Galileo Division and with 306 points the Crusaders have accumulated the most points in the BML. The Crusaders creamed the Laurel Tornadoes, 66 to 23 this week and will have to knock out the Northeast Jones Tigers next week to secure the #1 playoff seed as the Galileo Division leaders. If the Tigers manage to take the win from the Crusaders, they could earn a wildcard ticket to the playoffs. The Wayne County War Eagles’ melee with the Heidelberg Oilers squashed the hopes of the rising Oilers team with a decisive loss, 42 to 11. The War Eagles will need to win again next week against the Collins Tigers to ensure play in the post-season.

The young Bobcat team at Presbyterian Christian High School has protected their ranking as Gates Division leaders and will continue competing in the playoffs. PCS out-maneuvered the Northeast Jones Tigers with the Bobcats winning the ‘cat-fight,’ 50 to 35. The Bobcats face the Laurel Tornadoes in their final match-up next week. It will be tough for the Northeast Jones team to get a win over Sacred Heart next week. Without the win, Northeast Jones has little chance of making the playoffs.

The battle to earn a Most Outstanding Leader individual honor has become very competitive between Oak Grove’s Peter Liang and Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn with Liang managing to separate himself from the pack. Liang’s average scoring accuracy of 65 percent earned him first place, with Dunn’s 60 percent placing him in second. Sacred Heart teammates, Nick Gallardo comes in at third place with 57.50 percent and Cameron Miller’s 53.33 percent earned him sixth place, tying with Erin Choi of Oak Grove. Oak Grove’s Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir tied for fourth place with a 55 percent average accuracy rate.

BML teams have one last week to be included in the Bobcat Math League Championship playoffs on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 a.m. in the Home and Health Auditorium. Results from the weekly competitions are posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League webpage under “Division Standings/Schedules at: www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ and on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page: Bobcat Math League - Facebook. For more information about the Bobcat Math League contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or email at jessica.bunch@jcjc.edu.

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

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East Mississippi Correctional Facility sponsoring a Trunk A Treat Event ...

Event Dates and Times

10/23/2017 - 10/31/2017
Meridian Housing Authority parking lot located at 2425 E Street behind the police station
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is sponsoring a Trunk A Treat event on October 31st from 6-8 pm. We will be in the Meridian Housing Authority parking lot located at 2425 E Street behind the police station.

Jessie Houston
Finance Manager
East MS Correctional Facility
10641 Hwy 80 W
Meridian, MS 39307
601.485.5255 ext 102 (Office)
601.581.7202 (Direct)
888.511.1695 (Fax)

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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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/450557303.html | 450557303

“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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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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/449582273.html | 449582273

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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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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/444192593.html | 444192593

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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/443754253.html | 443754253

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

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/442748433.html | 442748433

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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