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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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