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MCC to host Veterans Day Program Nov. 7

Event Dates and Times

11/3/2017 - 11/7/2017
Meridian Community College ... Graham Gymnasium on the MCC campus
MCC to host Veterans Day Program Nov. 7
Meridian Community College will pay tribute to veterans – both those on and off campus, retired and active – Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Graham Gymnasium on the MCC campus. Meridian Naval Air Station Commanding Officer Capt. Brian S. Horstman will be the keynote speaker when Meridian Community College will pay tribute to veterans with a special ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Graham Gymnasium on the campus.

The public is invited to attend. In addition to the keynote speaker’s talk, Dan McFadden of CertainTeed Corp. will present the occasion speech.

For more information, contact Pam Baranello, MCC military/veteran services coordinator, at MCC at 601-553-3468 or email, pbaranel@meridiancc.edu

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ECCC Gospel Choir Concert Scheduled Nov. 15

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

Brenda Johnson serves as sponsor of the ECCC Gospel Choir.

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

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

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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JCJC’s Clarke County Center announces spring class schedule

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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United Way of East Mississippi’s Imagination Library Program ....

Event Dates and Times

11/3/2017 - 11/7/2017
United Way Office 4817 North Park Drive Meridian, MS
Meridian: A celebration marking a milestone in the life of United Way of East Mississippi’s Imagination Library Program will be held Tuesday, November 7th at 2:00pm at the United Way Office on 4817 North Park Drive, Meridian, MS.

“This program has meant so much for the children and families of East Mississippians,” said Thad Quarles, Interim Executive Director for United Way. “The impact of this program is measurable in so many ways―whether it’s increasing comprehensive skills for kindergartners or encouraging the love of reading―this book of the month club for a young child makes a quality difference.”

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program has expanded capacity in East Mississippi and now covers a 4 county area. “We are so thankful to our funders for recognizing the importance of this early learning program,” Quarles said, “and our highest praise goes to the Dollywood Foundation for making this free book of the month club such a hugely successful program not only here, but worldwide.” Quarles said that the celebration will mark a significant milestone in the number of books distributed here in East Mississippi.

Principle funders for the program include The United Way of East Mississippi, The Phil Hardin Foundation, the Meridian Rotary Club, North American Coal Corporation, the Quitman School District, Community Development Partnership, and the United Way Women’s Leadership Council.

United Way of East Mississippi, serving Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper, and Neshoba counties, supports 20 local partner agencies and 8 community impact programs. For more information on how you can enroll your child in Imagination Library please contact United Way at 601-693-2732 or visit our website at unitedforunitedway.org.

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

Event Dates and Times

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

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

The Instructional Counselors will visit the following locations:

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

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

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

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/11/2017
WILLOW TRACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION LOCATED 14O6 EAST PUSHMATAHA STREET, BUTLER, ALABAMA
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre ...
PLEASE RESERVE TICKETS NOW! VERY LIMITED SEATING!
2 PERFORMANCES IN CHOCTAW COUNTY, ALABAMA ONLY:
FRIDAY, NOV 10TH AND SATURDAY, NOV 11TH
AT 6 PM.
PERFORMANCES AT WILLOW TRACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
LOCATED 14O6 EAST PUSHMATAHA STREET, BUTLER, ALABAMA.

TICKETS $15, INCLUDES SPAGHETTI MEAL

CALL 205-459-5506 FOR TICKET INFORMATION!

PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHOCTAW LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND & CHOCTAW ARTS CENTER.

COME SOLVE THE MURDER MYSTERY!
205-459-5506!

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Town of Stonewall is under a boil water notice until further notice

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/7/2017
The Town of Stonewall
The Town of Stonewall is under a boil water notice until further notice due to repairing a water line.

Thanks,
Glynis Banes
Town Clerk
601-659-7033

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EMBDC Event Reminder ....

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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DOLLAR GENERAL REMODEL ADDS PRODUCE AND EXPANDED PRODUCTS IN COLLINSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/8/2017
Dollar General 9008 Highway 19 N. in Collinsville, MS
DOLLAR GENERAL REMODEL ADDS PRODUCE AND EXPANDED PRODUCTS IN COLLINSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – November 1, 2017 – Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 9008 Highway 19 N. in Collinsville. With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.

“Through our ongoing commitment to provide a pleasant shopping experience to our customers, we are excited to welcome the community to see our recently remodeled located in Collinsville,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our customers enjoy the fresh layout and design, as well as the new product assortment including produce and expanded food assortments.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $140 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo.
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DOLLAR GENERAL REMODEL ADDS PRODUCE AND EXPANDED PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISE, MISSISSIPPI

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/10/2017
Dollar General 100 Highway 513 W. in Enterprise, MS
DOLLAR GENERAL REMODEL ADDS PRODUCE AND EXPANDED PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISE, MISSISSIPPI

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – November 1, 2017 – Dollar General is excited to announce it recently completed a remodel of its store at 100 Highway 513 W. in Enterprise. With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.

“Through our ongoing commitment to provide a pleasant shopping experience to our customers, we are excited to welcome the community to see our recently remodeled located in Enterprise,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our customers enjoy the fresh layout and design, as well as the new product assortment including produce and expanded food assortments.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $140 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

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For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom by clicking here or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

**Click on each link for updated stock footage and logos that are available on Dollar General’s newsroom.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

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Less than one week until Election Day

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/6/2017
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Less than one week until Election Day
in thousands of Communities!
Your participation in National Voter Registration Day 2017 was a huge part of the historical success of the holiday in a non-presidential election year. You can continue that impact by educating voters about how, when, and where to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. This email has some helpful tools for you to share with your organizations and the individuals you registered to vote in September.
Local elections will take place in thousands of communities on November 7 and affect many important aspects of our communities, including our schools, police, and infrastructure. However, turnout for local elections is consistently low, with many voices not being heard. With less than a week to go, we want to encourage everyone to Get Out The Vote, #GOTV , in their communities. Let's reverse the trend of low turnout in local elections!
Here are some tools and resources to ensure that everyone can #BeVocalVoteLocal in the upcoming elections:
• Check out our GOTV Toolkit for nonprofits!
• Visit the Nonprofit VOTE Voter Engagement Library to find resources on ballot measures, voter turnout, voter registration and more.
• Unsure of where to begin? Check out Seven Tips on Getting Out the Vote
• Elections vary by state, so use the Voting in Your State Map to find information for where you live.
• 866-OUR-VOTE is an Election Protection coalition and hotline number
• Don't forget to bring ID to the polls! Print some Vote Riders Voter ID Wallet Cards to remind you of what your state accepts.
Your vote matters, so make your voice heard on Election Day!
Are you engaged on Social Media? Check out these sample posts or make your own!
Sample Tweets:
• Election Day is 11/7! Do you have a lilan to get to the liolls and #BeVocalVoteLocal?
• #BeVocalVoteLocal and make your voice heard on Election Day, 11/7!
• Slieak uli for your community and #BeVocalVoteLocal! Election Day is 11/7.
Sample Facebook or Google+ Post:
Election Day is coming up on November 7th! Do you have a plan to #BeVocalVoteLocal? Make sure you know your local polling place and the voter ID rules for your state.

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Headline: JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

Event Dates and Times

11/2/2017 - 11/7/2017
Jones County Junior College ... M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
Headline: JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host its annual Most Beautiful Pageant on Tuesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium.
Eighteen contestants will compete for the title of Most Beautiful. Serving as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening will be Leighann Pacific. Pacific is a graduate of JCJC and Mississippi State University with a degree in communications and public relations.
Pacific competed in the Miss Mississippi Pageant for two years holding the titles of Miss Riverland and Miss Red Carpet City. She placed in the Top 15 and walked away with nearly $6,000 in scholarships. An activist for organ and tissue donation, Pacific is an ambassador for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.
Entertainment will be provided by Jones OnStage show choir members and Joe Mauldin on piano.
Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for those with a valid JCJC ID. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, call 601-477-4084.

Kelly Atwood
Radionian/Bobcat Press adviser
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
601-477-4084
FAX: 601-477-4195

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ECCC Collegians to Present Fall Concert Nov. 13

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JCJC’s Bobcat Math League playoff teams decided

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/8/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Bobcat Math League playoff teams decided

ELLISVILLE – In the last week of the Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, the final six teams’ winning records have determined the playoff schedule and who will continue the journey to the BML “Super Bowl” or final competition of the season. All season, the Sacred Heart Crusaders, Presbyterian Christian Bobcats and the Oak Grove Warriors have held onto their division leader titles. In the Archimedes Division, the Quitman Panthers and the West Jones Mustangs have switched places a couple of times with the Panthers managing to hold on to the division champs title and an earning an automatic bid to the playoffs. West Jones netted a wild card bid and is the last seeded team in the BML. Sacred Heart gets top billing with Oak Grove hot on their heels. Presbyterian Christian, Quitman and Wayne County finish out the top-five rankings.

Individually, Oak Grove’s Peter Liang keeps his overall Most Outstanding Player status and the title for the year for having the highest average accuracy rate. Fellow Warrior, Erin Choi rose up the ranks to be included in the All-League Team along with Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir. Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn, Nick Gallardo, Cameron Miller and Remy Poirrier earned All-League-Team status. Presbyterian Christian’s Otoniel Duran-Hernandez and Gwen Rowzee of Northeast Jones High School also earned top individual honors.

In the final week of competition, Galileo Division leader, Sacred Heart not only whammed the Tigers of Northeast Jones 58 to 34, but the Crusaders also kicked the Tigers out of post-season play for the first time in several years. Like dominoes, the Northeast Jones’ loss had a ripple effect on other teams looking for another chance at post-season play. It opened the door for the Wayne County War Eagles to get a wild card bid after they decimated the Collins Tigers, 40 to 12.

The match between Wayne Academy and Heidelberg ended up knocking both teams out of the playoffs, even though the Jaguars won, 22 to 16, dropping the Oilers to third place in the Gates Division. Laurel couldn’t stop the pummeling from the Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian, losing 31 to 17.

Both, Columbia Academy and Perry Central could not muster a win keeping them out of post-season play. The Bulldogs of Perry Central lost to Quitman, 36 to 12, and the Cougars were trampled by West Jones, 39 to 21. The Braves of South Jones were hopeful they could capture a wild card bid with their rousing defeat of Sylva Bay, 24 to 15, however, they fell short in overall wins and points. Rounding out the Pythagoras Division’s results, Oak Grove overwhelmed the Raleigh Lions, 73 to 25.

The 2017 season of the JCJC Bobcat Math League will conclude with playoffs and a “Super Bowl” on Wednesday, November 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in the JCJC Home and Health Auditorium. The playoffs will be in a Jeopardy-style format with categories for science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon answering a question correctly, a player will have a chance to earn double points for the team, as well as earn a prize for himself or herself. The overall double-elimination format for the playoff competition will give each of the six teams two chances to earn the top monetary prize and title, “2017 JCJC Bobcat Math League Champions.” The public is invited to this free event.

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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Sumter Central High School Robotics Team

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/5/2017
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Greetings from the Sumter Central High School Robotics Team! We recently attended Shelton's BEST Robotics Competition. During the event, we placed 1st in three individual categories, and 3rd in one category. We placed 3rd overall. Now, we will be advancing to the South's BEST Regionals at Auburn. This is the first time in over 5 years that we advanced to Regionals. Not only do we want to celebrate our recent achievement, we want to ask for help. We are looking for sponsors to sponsor us in the competition. Sponsors are a huge aspect of Robotics, and it is part of our scoring to secure sponsors. We are in need of sponsors to donate money and/or supplies to the team. In return, we will do advertisements and other promotional activities for your business. Also, we can inform the public about what we have done this year for the comeptition. Please contact us at (205)-652-1501 or at this email xturner@alabamahass.org .

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JCJC costume contest winners

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/5/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC costume contest winners

ELLISVILLE – The fall weather brought out about one-thousand princesses, super heroes, goblins and ghouls to have fun at the annual Jones County Junior College Treats in the Streets on Halloween. Hundreds of kids participated in the costume contests for babies and teens, with the winners of the creatively dressed kids receiving treats, sweet prizes and games from the JCJC Office of Student Affairs.

College students who dressed the best were also given cash prizes for their efforts. Winning the Most Original category was Lexus Jackson of Laurel dressed as an Alien. The scariest JCJC student competing was Gregory Stewart of Seminary dressed as Bolderax the Orc. The Most Creative costume was worn by Anna Brice Taylor of Hattiesburg as “Jones in my Bones.” The Best Overall Costume went to Jedidiah Slover of Laurel as Lt. Dan from the movie, “Forrest Gump.”

Treats in the Streets is an annual, free, community event that is hosted by the JCJC Student Government Association and the city of Ellisville.

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

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Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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


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

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

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ECCC Plans Open House at Forest Career Advancement Center

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EMCC STUDENT SUCCESS STORY: ASHLEY CRUNK ...

Event Dates and Times

11/1/2017 - 11/12/2017
East Mississippi Community College
EMCC STUDENT SUCCESS STORY: ASHLEY CRUNK
Author’s work to be featured in national literary magazine

MAYHEW — It was shortly past midnight recently when Ashley Crunk checked her email and discovered that her fiction article had been among those selected for publication in “Nota Bene,” a Phi Theta Kappa anthology compiled of literary works.
“I came running into my mom’s room where she was asleep and yelled, ‘Mom, I got in,’” Crunk, 21, said. “She was like, ‘What?’ She had no idea what I was talking about. She didn’t process it until the next day.”
She then promptly fired off a text message to East Mississippi Community College Humanities instructor Marilyn Ford, a mentor and creative writing instructor who had encouraged Crunk to submit her article to the magazine. She too was asleep.
“I was excited all by myself,” Crunk said with a laugh.
Each year, Phi Theta Kappa whittles hundreds of submissions to the magazine down to about 30 to be included in the annual publication that was first printed in 1994.
“It’s a big deal,” Ford said. “As far as I know, Ashley is the first student from EMCC to be published in Phi Theta Kappa’s national magazine.”
Crunk’s short story, titled “Diary of a Dying Girl,” was first published in the 2016-17 edition of “Syzygy,” EMCC’s magazine of creativity that includes Awards of Excellence winners in categories such as ceramics, drawing, design, painting, photography, poetry and short fiction. Crunk’s article took first place in the short fiction category.
“Diary of a Dying Girl” chronicles the insidious scourge of cancer as the disease progresses its inexorable assault on 16-year-old Naomi Watkins. Naomi’s lifelong friend, Radley, is the story’s main narrator.
“The worst part of witnessing someone live through cancer is watching a human being slowly fall apart and deteriorate before the eyes,” Radley says. “Months passed at an agonizingly sluggish rate as Naomi began to grow weaker as her body slowly shut down. Her hair was completely gone as well as the eyebrows and eyelashes I had always admired.”
The story is punctuated with entries by Naomi into her diary.
“I’m falling apart,” Naomi writes. “I can’t feel my fingers. Cancer doesn’t kill people, chemotherapy does. Cancer didn’t cause me to lose my hair, chemo did. Chemotherapy saves me, but at what cost?”
Both Crunk’s great grandmother and uncle died of cancer. Crunk was 8 when her uncle was diagnosed with cancer. He died when she was 17.
“I used my uncle’s words when Naomi describes how cancer feels,” Crunk said. “I tried to portray the emotions cancer causes as much as I could.”
A Starkville native who resides in Mantee, Crunk graduated from EMCC in May with her associate’s degree in liberal arts. She plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in either creative writing or theater and broadcasting.
Regardless of her major, Crunk said she will continue to write.
“What I would really love to do is write cartoons,” Crunk said.
Ford said Crunk has the talent and drive to succeed as a writer.
“She is a beautiful writer,” Ford said. “I know her heart is in drama and theater as well, but she knows enough about writing and theater to make the two mesh and come together into something that is uniquely hers.”

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Benefit Plate Sale

Event Dates and Times

11/4/2017 - Starts: 12:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Fire Department
November 4, 2017

Will begin serving at noon!

Fish ---Chicken ---Hamburgers

$7.00

For more information 205-457-1480


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Missing Person

Event Dates and Times

10/31/2017 - 11/4/2017
See Schedule
Adrien Watkins
DOB 03/11/2001
Blonde hair- blue eyes
Last seen in Hillsboro, MS October 25th 2017

5'6" 150lbs

His mother Kimberly Watkins 601 900 5219.

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PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND EMCC’S ‘PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN DAY

Event Dates and Times

10/31/2017 - 11/7/2017
East Mississippi Community College Lyceum Auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus
PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND EMCC’S ‘PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN DAY’

MAYHEW — Columbus Air Force Base commander Col. Douglas C. Gosney will be the guest speaker Nov. 7 at East Mississippi Community College’s annual “Proud to an American Day.”
The public is invited to attend the free event, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Lyceum Auditorium on the Golden Triangle campus. The annual event honors all men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This year’s theme will pay special tribute to the U.S. Air Force and Columbus Air Force Base. This year marks the Air Force’s 70th anniversary since its creation in 1947 when then President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act. The first 100 enlisted men arrived at what is now Columbus Air Force Base five years earlier in 1942 after the War Department approved establishment of an Army Air Field for the Columbus area, according to the base’s website.
EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner, the West Lowndes County High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard and EMCC’s Concert Choir will also participate. EMCC’s Student Government Association is organizing the event, which is expected to last about an hour.
Area elected officials, state legislators and members of area Veterans of Foreign Wars and local American Legions have been invited to attend.
“When you see these veterans come in they have so much love of country,” EMCC Dean of Student Affairs Cathy Kemp said. “I want our students to feel that sense of pride and appreciation. When our students see what America means to these veterans, it can’t help but have an impact on them.”
For more information about “Proud to be an American Day,” contact Cathy Kemp at (662) 476-1979 or ckemp@eastms.edu.
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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MCC Calendar of Events - Nov. 2017

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14th Annual Prayer Breakfast

Event Dates and Times

10/31/2017 - 11/11/2017
Rush Hospital - Main Dining Room
14th Annual Prayer Breakfast
Nov. 11th at 8:00 am
Hosted by:
members of Reflections of Life Association
Donations should be made payable to:
Reflections of Life Association, Inc.
(601) 604-2526
Bill Watson
President / Founder

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Meridian ... Downtown Details - Oct. 30th - Nov. 5th

Event Dates and Times

10/30/2017 - 11/5/2017
See Schedule

SOULE LIVE STEAM FESTIVAL
Friday & Saturday, November 3rd & 4th-9:00am-4:00pm
Soule Steam Works
Call 601.693.9905 for more information

EARTH'S BOUNTY
Saturday, November 4th-8:00am-1:00pm
Singing Brakeman Park
Call 601.485.1944 for more information

MERIDIAN WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Saturday, November 4th-8:30am-11:00am
Dumont Plaza
Call 662.321.5773 for more information

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE:HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS
Saturday November 4th-10:00am-12:00pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Call 601.685.2574 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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Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta, MS - November Events

Event Dates and Times

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




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


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


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


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


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

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Meridian Police Department ... October's National Take Back Initiative XIV

Event Dates and Times

10/30/2017 - 11/4/2017
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A total of 151.25 pounds of prescription drugs were surrendered to the Meridian Police Department for disposal during October's National Take Back Initiative XIV.
Lieutenant Rita Jack
Meridian Police Department
Accreditation Manager/Special Operations
Cell: (601)917-7992
Fax: (601)484-6832
Email: ritajack@meridianms.org

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

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Wiggins
Director of Marketing

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

601-553-6335
ewiggins@andersonregional.org

www.andersonregional.org

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JCJC Student Government Association officers are ready to serve

Event Dates and Times

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

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

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

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

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

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

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

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


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


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


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

For information on more community events visit

Holiday Countdown!

4 days until
Halloween!


27 days until
Thanksgiving!

59 days until
Christmas

66 days until
New Years Day!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 !

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/449061323.html | 449061323

Chunky River Harley-Davidson HOG Toy Run

Event Dates and Times

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

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17th Annual Run for Hope

Event Dates and Times

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

Thank you,
Kim Waters
601.479.6221

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JCJC is offering non-credit computer courses in Ellisville

Event Dates and Times

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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