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City of Meridian announces that 6th Street has changed to 2-way traffic

Event Dates and Times

11/17/2017 - 11/30/2017
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The City of Meridian announces that 6th Street has changed to 2-way traffic starting at the corner of 23rd Avenue all of the way to the intersection where 5th and 6th Streets merge.

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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month

Event Dates and Times

11/17/2017 - 11/28/2017
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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its November Ambassadors of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Casey Hendricks with The Community Health Improvement Network, second place went to Heather Woodall with the MSU Career Center, and third place went Mary Atterberry with Rush Health Systems. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Kim Shirley with 1st MS Federal Credit Union. The red ticket drawing is from the pool of ambassadors who have attended EMBDC events over the past month.
This committee of dedicated volunteers assists with numerous membership activities and events throughout the year including ribbon cuttings and ground breakings conducted by the EMBDC. They work to secure new members and increase membership retention by building relationships and maintaining communication with existing and prospective members. This group consists of a limited group of people. The EMBDC would be unable to do all that it does without these dedicated volunteers. To find out more about becoming an Ambassador for your community, contact the EMBDC at 601-693-1306.
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org.

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JCJC’s Jasper County Center announces spring class schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017
Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s Jasper County Center announces spring class schedule

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Bay Springs is offering college credit, non-credit, and workforce, day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on demand. 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 the general number to the Jasper County Center at 601-764-9393. For assistance with college credit classes contact Lela Bryan lela.bryan@jcjc.edu, and for all other courses, contact Debbie Ishee debbie.ishee@jcjc.edu.

The following are the classes currently scheduled for this spring.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes:
Welding with CORE (January 8 – May 3) Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 2:30 pm

Spring College Academic Classes:
Western Civilization II Monday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
English Composition II Tuesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
World Religion Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Appreciation Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spring College NON-Credit (Workforce) Classes:
Welding with CORE (January 8 –June 30) Monday & Wednesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Millwright with CORE (January 8 –June 30) Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C N A (February 5 – March 9) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 4:30 pm-9:30 pm

Community Classes:
Stain Glass (date not yet determined) Monday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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Triple Treat Christmas ...

Event Dates and Times

11/16/2017 - 12/19/2017
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Triple Treat Christmas ... ...
December 15th - 19th

1. Trees of Christmas at Merrehope
2. Santa's Christmas Factory at Soule' Steam Works
3. Lazy Acres in Lights
(601) 483-8439
(888) 868-7720
(833) 327-6386

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ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1

Event Dates and Times

11/16/2017 - 12/1/2017
East Central Community College ... on the campus in Decatur
ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1
East Central Community College invites area residents to get into the Christmas spirit by attending the third annual Warrior Wonderland Friday, Dec. 1, on the campus in Decatur.
The special celebration of Christmas will begin immediately following the Decatur Christmas Parade, about 6:30 p.m., and conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Warrior Wonderland will kick off with a fireworks display and visitors will have a variety of activities from which to choose.
Several East Central Community College musicians and ensembles, including the Centralettes and color guard, will be performing throughout the night on the music stage. There will be a ‘Selfies with Santa’ station, a Mississippi National Guard Avenger military vehicle that guests can maneuver, and various specialty, food, and drink booths sponsored by ECCC student organizations.
A $5 armband will provide unlimited access to a train ride, inflatable slide, and two laser tag areas. New this year is the Wrecking Ball, a ride that swings back and forth while the tub containing the rider spins, and a football throw and gaming trailer, also provided by the Mississippi National Guard.
“We always enjoy partnering with our local communities, and what better season of the year to do this than Christmas,” said East Central Community College president Dr. Billy Stewart. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the activities and fun our campus community has planned for this special holiday evening at East Central.”
For more information, contact Amanda Walton, ECCC director of housing and student activities, at 601-635-6213 or email awalton@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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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

Event Dates and Times

11/15/2017 - 12/12/2017
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Upcoming Events

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

Fudge Etcetera
Ribbon Cutting
9:00 a.m.
Monday, November 20th
5011 Poplar Springs Dr.

2017 EMBDC
Annual Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12th
MSU Riley Center

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Celebration of Life Revival - Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church

Event Dates and Times

11/14/2017 - 11/19/2017
Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church 612-12th Avenue Meridian, MS
Celebration of Life Revival

Continues through Friday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church
612-12th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 483 - 5297
Pastor, Overseer S.M Denson
Event 2:
Christ for Christmas Revival
Monday, December 11, 2017 - Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Community Christmas Program - Grocery and Toy Giveaway
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church
612-12th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 483 - 5297
Pastor, Overseer S.M Denson

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Upsets lead to historic win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships

Event Dates and Times

11/14/2017 - 11/29/2017
Jones County Junior College
Upsets lead to historic win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships

ELLISVILLE – Some of the top teams coming into the 2017 Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s playoff competition were quickly picked off and sent home, stunning the eventual 2017 “Super Bowl” Champions, the Wayne County War Eagles, who had to fend off the 2016 Champions, the Oak Grove Warriors in the final round of the playoffs. This is the first time since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012 for Wayne County to claim the title. Additionally, the War Eagle team took home a total of $2,900 in cash prizes for winning four-regular season matches, and for being a regular season wild card team and victorious in competition. Oak Grove received a total of $1,950 in cash prizes for their second-place finish, as well as for being a regular season division winner, and winning five-regular season matches.

“We really didn’t expect to win as the fifth-seeded team coming into the competition and to seemingly come from behind has been incredible,” said Wayne County senior and the team’s Most Outstanding Player for the regular season, Mona Heng. “I am just amazed because we only won one game all of the last season!”

What changed this year for the young Wayne County team? Second-year math coach, Allison Clark explained, it was simply a matter of practicing more.

“The students really practiced hard, every day for this competition. We set aside a one-hour practice time and for the first time and it really paid off,” said Clark.

Knowing the Overall Most Outstanding Player was Oak Grove’s Peter Liang who won a laptop from Howard Computers, didn’t seem to ruffle the War Eagle’s feathers. Additionally, four out of the ten members of the All-League Team or overall top average scorers during the paper test portion of all five regular-season matches included Oak Grove players including, Erin Choi, Peter Liang, Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir. Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn, Nick Gallardo, Cameron Miller and Remy Poirrier along with Northeast Jones’ Gwen Rowzee and Presbyterian Christian’s Otoniel Duran-Hernandez also earned top individual honors.

Each of the 16 teams Most Outstanding Players for the regular season of the JCJC Bobcat Math League were recognized at JCJC during the final playoffs of the season including, Collins HS, Ronnie Davis; Columbia Academy, Payton Burge; Heidelberg HS, Zyon Stevens; Laurel HS, Keandranique Gilbert and Alexandria Seals (Tied); Northeast Jones HS, Gwen Rowzee; Oak Grove HS, Peter Liang; Perry Central HS, Ryan Hill; Presbyterian Christian HS, Otoniel Duran-Hernandez; Quitman HS, Logan Kelly; Raleigh HS, Ally Fortenberry; Sacred Heart HS, Ben Dunn; South Jones HS, Luke Youngblood; Sylva Bay Academy, Knute Malone; Wayne Academy, Laken Hancock; Wayne County HS, Mona Heng; and West Jones HS, Logan Parker.

Another concern for the Wayne County team could have been the fact Oak Grove and Sacred Heart were entering the final playoffs undefeated, earning them a ‘bye’ in the first round of competition. However, the Sacred Heart Crusaders seemingly crumbled under the pressure early in their first match, losing to the sixth-seeded West Jones Mustangs, 24 to 15. The Mustangs were on a journey to reach the championships for a second consecutive year.

The Wayne County team confidently faced a rising Quitman team in their first round of the playoff finals to win the match, 27 to 17. Facing the Oak Grove Warriors in the second-round of the playoffs, would not end as well for the War Eagles who lost in a close match, 17 to 10. Wayne County would now have to fight their way to the top knowing another loss would be the end of their journey to the championships in the double-elimination contest.

Meanwhile, the West Jones Mustangs were fighting furiously to return to the final championship round in an effort to capture the championship title after taking second place last year. The Mustangs easily defeated the third-seeded Presbyterian Christian Bobcats in their first round, 29 to 5. Next, the Mustangs knocked off another perennial top team and it seemed like the Mustangs were on an easy road to the championships. They whipped the first-seeded team, 24 to 15, and handed the Sacred Heart Crusaders its first loss of the year.

The shell-shocked Sacred Heart team took a chance to double their score in their match-up with the Wayne County War Eagles, but the Crusaders ended up losing the 5-points they risked and the match. That costly but daring mistake by Sacred Heart sent them packing. Meanwhile, Wayne County’s 19-points and the early jump on the Crusaders put the War Eagles back in the hunt for the championships. The only team keeping Wayne County from reaching the championship round was the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats. PCS won a low-scoring match with the Quitman Panthers, 5 to 0, which was good enough to keep the Bobcats alive for another chance of regaining the championship.

Both Oak Grove and West Jones entered the quarter-final rounds undefeated. The Warriors took the lead immediately, keeping the Mustangs from winning. West Jones lost the match and the immediate race for the top spot, 33 to 12. Because neither Oak Grove nor West Jones had racked up a loss before this matchup, they would have to play each other a second time. The second matchup between the Warriors and Mustangs proved to be a repeat in results, with a final score of, 31 to 10, with Oak Grove headed to the championship round.

Next, Wayne County and Presbyterian Christian faced off knowing it would be tough for either team to get a win. Perhaps it was destiny for the War Eagles who were hot on the buzzer and quick with the correct answers because the War Eagles kept the Bobcats from scoring more than 10 points. Wayne County racked up 22 points and earned the right to play in the championship round.

For the second time in the playoffs, West Jones and Presbyterian Christian faced off. Unfortunately, both teams were disappointed this was a battle to determine third and fourth place and not the championship. PCS was quick to find success early, keeping the Mustangs from taking the lead. At one point, the Mustangs managed to tie the score, 7 to 7, but the Bobcats earned 5-points with a correct answer to a toss-up question and two additional points after correctly answering a bonus question. The final score, 14 to 7, put the Mustangs in fourth place with PCS taking third place.

It was virtual war in becoming the 2017 Champions of the “Super Bowl” of Math for both of the final two teams, the Warriors of Oak Grove and the War Eagles of Wayne County. Captain of the Wayne County team, Dakota Brewer was quick to correctly answer and put points on the board. He single-handedly led the team to a 21-point lead before Oak Groves’ Peter Liang was able to get five points on the fifth question. Liang and Brewer’s efforts helped keep their teams’ scores to a five-point margin at the end the first half with Oak Grove scoring 19, to Wayne County’s 26 points.

After the half-time break, both teams were having a tough time adding points. Brewer’s missed answer about hybrid cars opened the door for Liang to snatch up five points. It remained, 24 to 26, through five questions before Wayne County’s Mona Heng came through with a correct answer widening the War Eagles’ lead, 31 to 24. Her efforts apparently energized Brewer to answer correctly on the next question furthering the teams’ lead 12-points with a, 24 to 36 score with three questions remaining. The Warrior’s lead man, Liang and Olivia Viguerie narrowed the gap with their additional seven-points to improve Oak Grove’s score to 31-points compared to Wayne County’s 36 points. Tensions mounted with both teams realizing the title and cash prizes were three-questions within their grasp. Both teams desperately tried to score but no one could find the correct answer, leaving the War Eagles to win the final match, 36 to 31. This is the first time Wayne County won the Championship under the revised format in 2012, with a six-week regular season competition and the formation of the Bobcat Math League.

“We really wanted to continue playing. I don’t think we really got nervous because we just focused on the questions,” said Heng.

Ironically, ten years ago, the War Eagles were the first champions of the then one-day Math Bowl competition in 2008 and then again the last year of the one-day competition in 2011.

“Perhaps this is the beginning of something special for us,” said Coach Clark.

Coming into the playoffs, it would seem logical for Oak Grove to take the crown again because they have a little more experience in postseason playoffs. However, that “experience” graduated.

“We had four out of ten members returning this year and Peter was the only starter to return. Next year, we should be a force to contend with because we have three, juniors returning with Peter as a senior member and another sophomore starter to continue to train,” Oak Grove co-math coach, Richard Kline explained.

Overall, the 2017 season was a rebuilding year for most of the 16 competing teams. All of the perennial giants battled with the loss of their top players because of graduation. Wayne County’s inexperience at the playoff level could have ended their season earlier in the competition. However it proves, on any given day, any team can win.

“Most importantly, we hope the students are learning from this type of competition and that it will have a positive effect on their education. Our research over the past 10-years shows an improvement in high school math subject test scores and ACT math sub-scores, which is our main goal,” said Bobcat Math League Commissioner and JCJC math instructor, Dr. Jessica Bunch. “However, we’re glad the spirit of competition is making the learning process a little more fun, interesting and financially rewarding for these high school students.”

The final standings and cash prizes for the top six-teams are as follows: 1. Wayne County - $2900; 2. Oak Grove - $1950; 3. PCS - $1250; 4. West Jones - $700; 5. Quitman - $600 and 5. Sacred Heart - $650. Sponsors of the BML include the Chisholm Foundation, Sanderson Farms, Corner Market, and Howard Industries. 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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Upsets lead to historic win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships

Event Dates and Times

11/14/2017 - 11/30/2017
Jones County Junior College
Upsets lead to historic win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships

ELLISVILLE – Some of the top teams coming into the 2017 Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s playoff competition were quickly picked off and sent home, stunning the eventual 2017 “Super Bowl” Champions, the Wayne County War Eagles, who had to fend off the 2016 Champions, the Oak Grove Warriors in the final round of the playoffs. This is the first time since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012 for Wayne County to claim the title. Additionally, the War Eagle team took home a total of $2,900 in cash prizes for winning four-regular season matches, and for being a regular season wild card team and victorious in competition. Oak Grove received a total of $1,950 in cash prizes for their second-place finish, as well as for being a regular season division winner, and winning five-regular season matches.

“We really didn’t expect to win as the fifth-seeded team coming into the competition and to seemingly come from behind has been incredible,” said Wayne County senior and the team’s Most Outstanding Player for the regular season, Mona Heng. “I am just amazed because we only won one game all of the last season!”

What changed this year for the young Wayne County team? Second-year math coach, Allison Clark explained, it was simply a matter of practicing more.

“The students really practiced hard, every day for this competition. We set aside a one-hour practice time and for the first time and it really paid off,” said Clark.

Knowing the Overall Most Outstanding Player was Oak Grove’s Peter Liang who won a laptop from Howard Computers, didn’t seem to ruffle the War Eagle’s feathers. Additionally, four out of the ten members of the All-League Team or overall top average scorers during the paper test portion of all five regular-season matches included Oak Grove players including, Erin Choi, Peter Liang, Olivia Viguerie and Abigail Weir. Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn, Nick Gallardo, Cameron Miller and Remy Poirrier along with Northeast Jones’ Gwen Rowzee and Presbyterian Christian’s Otoniel Duran-Hernandez also earned top individual honors.

Each of the 16 teams Most Outstanding Players for the regular season of the JCJC Bobcat Math League were recognized at JCJC during the final playoffs of the season including, Collins HS, Ronnie Davis; Columbia Academy, Payton Burge; Heidelberg HS, Zyon Stevens; Laurel HS, Keandranique Gilbert and Alexandria Seals (Tied); Northeast Jones HS, Gwen Rowzee; Oak Grove HS, Peter Liang; Perry Central HS, Ryan Hill; Presbyterian Christian HS, Otoniel Duran-Hernandez; Quitman HS, Logan Kelly; Raleigh HS, Ally Fortenberry; Sacred Heart HS, Ben Dunn; South Jones HS, Luke Youngblood; Sylva Bay Academy, Knute Malone; Wayne Academy, Laken Hancock; Wayne County HS, Mona Heng; and West Jones HS, Logan Parker.

Another concern for the Wayne County team could have been the fact Oak Grove and Sacred Heart were entering the final playoffs undefeated, earning them a ‘bye’ in the first round of competition. However, the Sacred Heart Crusaders seemingly crumbled under the pressure early in their first match, losing to the sixth-seeded West Jones Mustangs, 24 to 15. The Mustangs were on a journey to reach the championships for a second consecutive year.

The Wayne County team confidently faced a rising Quitman team in their first round of the playoff finals to win the match, 27 to 17. Facing the Oak Grove Warriors in the second-round of the playoffs, would not end as well for the War Eagles who lost in a close match, 17 to 10. Wayne County would now have to fight their way to the top knowing another loss would be the end of their journey to the championships in the double-elimination contest.

Meanwhile, the West Jones Mustangs were fighting furiously to return to the final championship round in an effort to capture the championship title after taking second place last year. The Mustangs easily defeated the third-seeded Presbyterian Christian Bobcats in their first round, 29 to 5. Next, the Mustangs knocked off another perennial top team and it seemed like the Mustangs were on an easy road to the championships. They whipped the first-seeded team, 24 to 15, and handed the Sacred Heart Crusaders its first loss of the year.

The shell-shocked Sacred Heart team took a chance to double their score in their match-up with the Wayne County War Eagles, but the Crusaders ended up losing the 5-points they risked and the match. That costly but daring mistake by Sacred Heart sent them packing. Meanwhile, Wayne County’s 19-points and the early jump on the Crusaders put the War Eagles back in the hunt for the championships. The only team keeping Wayne County from reaching the championship round was the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats. PCS won a low-scoring match with the Quitman Panthers, 5 to 0, which was good enough to keep the Bobcats alive for another chance of regaining the championship.

Both Oak Grove and West Jones entered the quarter-final rounds undefeated. The Warriors took the lead immediately, keeping the Mustangs from winning. West Jones lost the match and the immediate race for the top spot, 33 to 12. Because neither Oak Grove nor West Jones had racked up a loss before this matchup, they would have to play each other a second time. The second matchup between the Warriors and Mustangs proved to be a repeat in results, with a final score of, 31 to 10, with Oak Grove headed to the championship round.

Next, Wayne County and Presbyterian Christian faced off knowing it would be tough for either team to get a win. Perhaps it was destiny for the War Eagles who were hot on the buzzer and quick with the correct answers because the War Eagles kept the Bobcats from scoring more than 10 points. Wayne County racked up 22 points and earned the right to play in the championship round.

For the second time in the playoffs, West Jones and Presbyterian Christian faced off. Unfortunately, both teams were disappointed this was a battle to determine third and fourth place and not the championship. PCS was quick to find success early, keeping the Mustangs from taking the lead. At one point, the Mustangs managed to tie the score, 7 to 7, but the Bobcats earned 5-points with a correct answer to a toss-up question and two additional points after correctly answering a bonus question. The final score, 14 to 7, put the Mustangs in fourth place with PCS taking third place.

It was virtual war in becoming the 2017 Champions of the “Super Bowl” of Math for both of the final two teams, the Warriors of Oak Grove and the War Eagles of Wayne County. Captain of the Wayne County team, Dakota Brewer was quick to correctly answer and put points on the board. He single-handedly led the team to a 21-point lead before Oak Groves’ Peter Liang was able to get five points on the fifth question. Liang and Brewer’s efforts helped keep their teams’ scores to a five-point margin at the end the first half with Oak Grove scoring 19, to Wayne County’s 26 points.

After the half-time break, both teams were having a tough time adding points. Brewer’s missed answer about hybrid cars opened the door for Liang to snatch up five points. It remained, 24 to 26, through five questions before Wayne County’s Mona Heng came through with a correct answer widening the War Eagles’ lead, 31 to 24. Her efforts apparently energized Brewer to answer correctly on the next question furthering the teams’ lead 12-points with a, 24 to 36 score with three questions remaining. The Warrior’s lead man, Liang and Olivia Viguerie narrowed the gap with their additional seven-points to improve Oak Grove’s score to 31-points compared to Wayne County’s 36 points. Tensions mounted with both teams realizing the title and cash prizes were three-questions within their grasp. Both teams desperately tried to score but no one could find the correct answer, leaving the War Eagles to win the final match, 36 to 31. This is the first time Wayne County won the Championship under the revised format in 2012, with a six-week regular season competition and the formation of the Bobcat Math League.

“We really wanted to continue playing. I don’t think we really got nervous because we just focused on the questions,” said Heng.

Ironically, ten years ago, the War Eagles were the first champions of the then one-day Math Bowl competition in 2008 and then again the last year of the one-day competition in 2011.

“Perhaps this is the beginning of something special for us,” said Coach Clark.

Coming into the playoffs, it would seem logical for Oak Grove to take the crown again because they have a little more experience in postseason playoffs. However, that “experience” graduated.

“We had four out of ten members returning this year and Peter was the only starter to return. Next year, we should be a force to contend with because we have three, juniors returning with Peter as a senior member and another sophomore starter to continue to train,” Oak Grove co-math coach, Richard Kline explained.

Overall, the 2017 season was a rebuilding year for most of the 16 competing teams. All of the perennial giants battled with the loss of their top players because of graduation. Wayne County’s inexperience at the playoff level could have ended their season earlier in the competition. However it proves, on any given day, any team can win.

“Most importantly, we hope the students are learning from this type of competition and that it will have a positive effect on their education. Our research over the past 10-years shows an improvement in high school math subject test scores and ACT math sub-scores, which is our main goal,” said Bobcat Math League Commissioner and JCJC math instructor, Dr. Jessica Bunch. “However, we’re glad the spirit of competition is making the learning process a little more fun, interesting and financially rewarding for these high school students.”

The final standings and cash prizes for the top six-teams are as follows: 1. Wayne County - $2900; 2. Oak Grove - $1950; 3. PCS - $1250; 4. West Jones - $700; 5. Quitman - $600 and 5. Sacred Heart - $650. Sponsors of the BML include the Chisholm Foundation, Sanderson Farms, Corner Market, and Howard Industries. 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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Southern Pine Announces Adopt-a-School Program

Event Dates and Times

11/14/2017 - 12/14/2017
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Southern Pine Announces Adopt-a-School Program
TAYLORSVILLE – Southern Pine Electric is proud to announce its Adopt-a-School Program whereby employees, teachers, parents and community leaders will work together to provide needed resources for students and young people throughout its service area. The first school selected through the program is Hopewell Elementary, located in Covington County, Mississippi.
School Principal, Turpin Smith, teachers, staff and students participated in a booth at Southern Pine’s recent Annual Meeting providing a glimpse into the studies and academic capabilities of the children. Students enjoyed visiting with employees and appreciated an insider’s view of Southern Pine equipment.
Working hand-in-hand with teachers, Southern Pine employees will not only help provide resources but will teach a new generation about the benefits of belonging to a cooperative. Each year, Southern Pine will announce the selection of a different school for participation in the program from its eleven-county service area. Information will be provided in mid-2018 for schools interested in applying for the Adopt-a-School Program.
Southern Pine Electric is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative that distributes electricity to more than 67,000 members in 11 counties in central and south Mississippi. It is headquartered in Taylorsville and has offices in Brandon, Newton, Hattiesburg and New Hebron.

Brock Williamson
Communications Coordinator
Southern Pine Electric
PO Box 60 | Taylorsville, Mississippi 39168
601-678-3230;

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Annual Choir Day Celebration

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2017 - Starts: 2:30 PM
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 301 46th Avenue Meridian, Mississippi 39301
Dear Pastors, Church Choirs, Praise Teams, Members and Friends:
Greeting in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
We, The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Family trust our letter finds you and our brethren in good health and under our Lord's everlasting favor. We are sending this letter to you, as a formal invitation to be a part of Our Church Family Annual Choir Day Celebration.

On November 19, 2017, the Third Sunday in November, beginning at 2:30pm. The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Family Music Ministry will be celebrating our Annual Choir Day entitled, "Old Ship of Zion Gospel Program".

We are asking for your church family to come out and help us celebrate this great event. We are asking your Choir/Praise Teams to render two selections of their choice. It would be an honor for you to attend and share this blessing with us.

We, The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Family is believing that God will help us to continue being faithful to His call to service. For more information call (601) 482-5656.

Thanking you in advance,

The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Grant, Pastor



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Meridian - Downtown Details ... Nov. 13th - 19th

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017
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MEC TOUR
Tuesday November 14th-7:30am-9:00am
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

DONTEA'S SEAFOOD & BBQ RIBBON CUTTING
Tuesday November 14th-10:00am
2407 5th Street
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

AMOS LEE
Tuesday November 14th 7:30pm
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.696.2200 for more information

DEACONESS RIBBON CUTTING
Thursday, November 16th-4:00pm
1203 24th Ave
Call 601.693.1306 for more information

ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
Friday November 17th-7:00pm
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.696.2200 for more information

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 18th-9:00am-5:00pm
Downtown Merchants

MERRY MERIDIAN MARKET
Saturday, November 18th-9:00am-5:00am
MSU Riley Center
Call 601.693.2200

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

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
Add a little sparkle to your outfit with our long necklaces. "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 228.860.9589 for more information

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

CROOKED LETTER
Fellas! It’s no shave November and we have the perfect product to keep you and that beard lookin’ good! "Like" us Facebook and Instagram crookedletter.shop
Call 601.207.5072 for more information

GENERATIONS FINE PAPER AND GIFTS
We love our new stemless glasses! AND since they’re dishwasher safe, you can use everyday! Cheers! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2721 for more information

HOOPER'S
Eyes and Ears going on now! Come see us today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.2715 for more information

THE HULETT
New and old merchandise coming in weekly. Let The Hulett help "spruce" up your homes and camps for the holidays! "Like" us on Facebook
Call 601.453.2149 for more information

LABICHE JEWELERS
Make it personal this Christmas! Order customized birthstone jewelry today! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.6071 for more information

LIBERTY SHOP
Need a dress with a sleeve? Love our fun new Free People sweater knit dresses! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.693.5331 for more information

LOEB'S
Get relaxed or active in a Jogging Jacket, Shirt, and Pants by Z Supply! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 800.432.7615 for more information

MOONPIE
Shop our new holiday collection before it's all gone! "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
Need something monogrammed for Christmas? Come see us! "Like" us on Facebook.
Call 601.286.5495 for more information

THE SEWING & VACUUM CENTER
Just in new Christmas fabrics . Come see them today. "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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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” partners with Salvation Army’s Angel Tree & Santa

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/30/2017
Jones County Junior College M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on the JCJC campus in Ellisville
JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” partners with Salvation Army’s Angel Tree & Santa

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department is pleased to partner with the Salvation Army again this year in providing a bit of Christmas cheer for “angels” in the Pine Belt. The public is invited to begin the holiday season by attending, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas,” featuring the JC Jazz, JC Voices and a new group, The Bridge, for an evening of traditional and jazzy Christmas tunes on Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on the JCJC campus in Ellisville.

In lieu of a ticket, the students and faculty of the JCJC Fine Arts Department request that you bring one new unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” program as your admission to the concert. Gift suggestions include toys, sports equipment, board games and plush animals. All the donations will be given to children in our area this Christmas.

“We are also proud Santa will be joining us before the concert at 6 p.m. to take pictures with those who bring a gift for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The pictures with Santa are an additional gift from JCJC and Santa, in appreciation for donating to a worthy cause as we kick off this holiday season of gift-giving and music,” said JCJC Fine Arts Division Chair and JC Voices director, Dr. Susan Smith. “Many of our students receive scholarships and they look forward to performances like this where they can give back to the community and highlight their talent.”

The Jingle Jazz concert will feature an evening of beautiful holiday favorites like, “O Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Big Band Holiday” along with other Christmas favorites performed by the JC Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Mackenzie Edgley.

The select vocal ensembles, JC Voices and The Bridge, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith and accompanied by Dr. David Goldblatt will sing several selections including “Gettin’ in the Mood for Christmas” and the familiar and beloved “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” JC Voices and The Bridge will also share popular tunes like the Pentatonix arrangements of “That’s Christmas to Me,” “Mary Did You Know,” and “White Winter Hymnal.” Student soloists and duets from both groups will be featured throughout the evening.
Come early and get your family picture taken with our special guest from the North Pole with your gift donation to the Angel Tree program. All toys should be unwrapped and age appropriate. Necessities and Christmas gifts are provided for disadvantaged children from infants to age 12, through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program in Jones, Jasper, Wayne, Clarke, Smith and Simpson counties.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the Angel Tree project, go to http://salvationarmyalm.org/angel-tree/

Members of JC Jazz
Mackenzie Edgley, Director

Saxophones
Brelynne Baldwin - Raleigh
Sarah Conn – Natchez
Joshua Anderson – Leakesville
Sydney Herrington - Meridian

Trumpets
Gage Watkins - Quitman
Nicole Tisdale - Ellisville
Joseph A. Grimes - Citronelle, AL

Trombone
Tyler Miller - Cedar Park, TX

Rhythm Section
Aketrell Pruitt, drums - Ellisville
John Ivey, drums - Peta
Matthew Haight, piano - Mobile, AL

Members of JC Voices
Dr. Susan A. Smith, Conductor
Ms. Jennifer Bruton, Assistant Director
Dr. David Goldblatt, Accompanist
Joshua Anderson, Sand Hill
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Ella Barker, Hattiesburg
Brandon Broome, Sumrall
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Jorge Castillo, Ellisville
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Kassidy Chandler, Laurel
Sarah Conn, Roxie
Natalie Davis, Pearl
Kaylee Green, Mobile, AL
Matthew Haight, Mobile, AL
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Melody Howard, Long Beach
Nathan Lucky, Meridian
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Corintha Sanson, Laurel
Kendra Stevison, Lucedale
Joseph Welch, Moselle
JJ Wieland, Taylorsville
Sydnee Yates, Pisgah

Members of The Bridge:
Dr. Susan A. Smith, Conductor
Mr. Gregory Wascoe, Assistant Director
Dr. David Goldblatt, Accompanist
Raegan Barber, Ellisville
Harrison Bryant, Prentiss
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Nathan Lucky, Meridian
Davonzell Moncrief, Montrose
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Caleb Pearce, Ellisville
Joseph Welch, Moselle

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 announces the recruitment of Channing Peebles as ....

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 11/21/2017
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Meridian: United Way of East Mississippi announces the recruitment of Channing Peebles as Vice-President, Resource Development and Communication.

“Channing came to us from her role as Community Manager with the American Cancer Society,” says Scott Stevens, Board Chairman. “We are excited to have her on our team as our fund raising and communication specialist,” says Stevens. “Channing is bringing a lot of passion and energy to the organization―she has a great vision for our work here at United Way.”

Mrs. Peebles, a University of Mississippi graduate, is a native of Philadelphia. She completed the Disney College Program in Orlando as a sales representative and worked in marketing with Meridian Main Street. She and her husband, Tyler, have one son.

United Way of East Mississippi, serving Lauderdale, Clarke, Kemper, and Neshoba counties, supports 20 local partner agencies and 8 community impact programs.
Thad Quarles, Executive Director
601.693.2732
thad.quarles@unitedway.org

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JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/27/2017
Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro
JCJC’s Wayne County Center announces Spring Class Schedule

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Wayne County Center in Waynesboro 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 January 2018.

Spring College Career & Technical Classes
Health Care Assistant (January 8, through May 3, 2018)
Monday through Thursday – 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Spring College Academic Classes January 8, 2018-May 4, 2018
General Psychology (Hybrid) Mondays- 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
College Algebra Tuesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Western Civilization II Wednesdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
English Comp. II (Hybrid) Thursdays - 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Spring Non-Credit (Workforce) Classes)
Welding (January 8, through April 24, 2018)
Monday & Tuesdays – 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Commercial Truck Driving -------- Spring dates and information coming soon

Tuition costs for credit courses can be found on the website, along with registration information, at http://www.jcjc.edu/registration/ For more information contact Courtney McInnis at 601-735-2228 or email, courtney.mcinnis@jcjc.edu.

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

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ECCC Plans MI-BEST Open House Dec. 1

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/1/2017
East Central Community College ... Tucker Applied Technology Center on the Decatur campus
ECCC Plans MI-BEST Open House Dec. 1

East Central Community College will hold an Open House for students interested in enrolling in its MI-BEST program beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

The event will be held in the Tucker Applied Technology Center on the Decatur campus. Refreshments will be served and all participants will receive a MI-BEST T-shirt.

MI-BEST allows qualified applicants to take courses they need to prepare for the high school equivalency exam (formerly GED) while at the same time training for jobs in fields such as business and office technology, certified nurse assistant (CNA), automobile collision repair, hotel and restaurant management, culinary arts, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).

There is no cost for tuition for students who qualify for MI-BEST.

The open house is an opportunity for students who are interested in enrolling in the program to learn more about MI-BEST, the career opportunities and other benefits of the program.

Prospective MI-BEST students can contact Erin Tramill at 601-635-6255 or etramill@eccc.edu for more information on the program.

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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ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1

Event Dates and Times

11/10/2017 - 12/1/2017
East Central Community College Decatur Campus
ECCC to Host 3rd Annual ‘Warrior Wonderland’ Dec. 1
East Central Community College invites area residents to get into the Christmas spirit by attending the third annual Warrior Wonderland Friday, Dec. 1, on the campus in Decatur.
The special celebration of Christmas will begin immediately following the Decatur Christmas Parade, about 6:30 p.m., and conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Warrior Wonderland will kick off with a fireworks display and visitors will have a variety of activities from which to choose.
Several East Central Community College musicians and ensembles, including the Centralettes and color guard, will be performing throughout the night on the music stage. There will be a ‘Selfies with Santa’ station, children’s movies on a large inflatable screen, a Mississippi National Guard Avenger military vehicle that guests can maneuver, and various specialty, food, and drink booths sponsored by ECCC student organizations.
A $5 armband will provide unlimited access to a train ride, inflatable slide, swings, two laser tag areas and other areas for children young and old. New this year is the Wrecking Ball, a ride that swings back and forth while the tub containing the rider spins.
“We always enjoy partnering with our local communities, and what better season of the year to do this than Christmas,” said East Central Community College president Dr. Billy Stewart. “We hope everyone will come out and enjoy the activities and fun our campus community has planned for this special holiday evening at East Central.”
For more information, contact Amanda Walton, ECCC director of housing and student activities, at 601-635-6213 or email awalton@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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Nov. 13–20: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

Event Dates and Times

11/9/2017 - 11/20/2017
See Schedule
Nov. 13–20: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

Meridian families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world—many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.
Nov. 13 –20 is Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, when local residents will collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan's Purse project will deliver these gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. The East Central MS Area Team volunteers have a goal of collecting more than 24,200 gifts during the week.
"It's exciting to think of the impact our efforts will have in the life of each child who receives a shoebox," said Regional Director Shelli Wishard. "We can't wait to see how our community will respond this year to share God's love with children across the globe."
Meridian residents are not alone in their effort to help children around the world. More than 150,000 volunteers including families, churches and other groups are joining forces to contribute to the largest Christmas project of its kind. In 2017, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children, with 24,200 coming from the East Central MS Area Team Area Team.
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.
MEDIA NOTE: For complete media materials including high-resolution downloadable photos, visit samaritanspurse.org/occnewsroom.

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Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Event Dates and Times

11/8/2017 - 12/8/2017
East Central Community College in Decatur
Registration for Spring Term 2018 Classes Underway at East Central Community College

Registration for spring 2018 semester classes is underway at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The deadline to enroll is Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Online courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. The last day to register for online classes is Wednesday, Jan. 17.

“Although the semester does not start until January, we encourage prospective students to register early to get the necessary classes at the times that are most desirable,” said Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services.

Students who have not applied and been accepted to ECCC should do so online at www.eccc.edu. To complete the application process students must have an official ACT or COMPASS placement score and an official copy of high school and any previous college transcripts on file in the Office of Admissions.

Students who do not register for classes by Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, prior to the holiday period will be invited to Spring Orientation on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205 or call toll free 1-877-462-3222, ext. 205. The email address is rlee@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 - ‘COMMUNIVERSITY’ DESIGNED TO IMPRESS

Event Dates and Times

11/7/2017 - 11/23/2017
East Mississippi Community College
‘COMMUNIVERSITY’ DESIGNED TO IMPRESS

MAYHEW — The two-story structure under construction between East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus and the PACCAR plant is easily visible to passing motorists traveling along U.S. Highway 82.
Although the façade is yet to come and the steel girders that jut skyward offer only a hint of a skeletal outline, it is obvious the campus that will house EMCC’s “Communiversity” won’t conform to the traditional square-block, brick-and-mortar architecture prominent throughout the Southeast.
“The style will be very modern,” said PryorMorrow’s Michael W. Taylor, the architect of record for the Communiversity, a large-scale workforce training center that will offer credit and non-credit courses to students seeking careers in advanced manufacturing. “We were told EMCC wanted something that would impress visitors. As much as we all like traditional architecture, it doesn’t really impress people from other countries.
“For this project, our goal was to really step up our game with a level of architecture that is on par with the rest of the world.”
The modern theme dovetails with the building’s purpose. The Communiversity, officially known as the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence 2.0, will house credit and non-credit courses related to training students for careers in advanced manufacturing. The facility will boast state-of-the art equipment needed to prepare students to work in high-tech industries.
Automation & Control, Electro-Mechanical Technology/Mechantronics and Precision Machining and Manufacturing are just a few of the programs that will be offered at the new, 145,638-square-foot, $42 million facility that is expected to open in late 2018 or early 2019.
“This facility will prepare students to work in high-tech industries right here in the Golden Triangle,” EMCC President Dr. Thomas Huebner said. “We are committed to providing our local industries with a highly qualified workforce and our students with the skills needed to excel in today’s automated manufacturing environment. PryorMorrow has done an outstanding job in creating a unique building that will be visually striking and will, at the same time, help us meet the educational needs of our community partners for many years to come.”
The main building will feature sweeping, curved lines and a wall of glass that faces outward, with a large open space inside for exhibits by local industries to showcase their products. Students from area schools will be able to tour the building and learn about the technology that goes into making the various products.
There will be classrooms, computer labs, and office space on the second floor, with student lounge areas scattered throughout the building.
“Common spaces will have different elements that will enhance the space and really reinforce the idea of technology and collaboration,” Taylor said.
Much of the student training will take place in 21 high-bay laboratories designed to allow the easy access for the setup and removal of heavy machinery like that used by area manufacturers. Most of the bays will be housed inside two, single story wings that will intersect the main building at 45-degree angles.
“We worked pretty hard on making things as transparent as possible,” Taylor said. “We jumped on every opportunity we could to put glass inside so you could see activity going on in the different rooms. When the building is being used to its full purpose, it is going to be buzzing with activity. No matter where you are at, you will be able to look into classrooms and see people learning. The idea is to make the whole facility stimulating and buzzing with activity.
“The project was fun for us because this was the first time in a long time we could really step out of the box and do something exciting. I think it is going to draw a lot of attention because it is different than what is around this area.”
Last year, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and the Appalachian Regional Commission announced the award of a $4.6 grant to construct six high-bay classrooms in addition to the 15 already planned. This was the second grant by the ARC, which has provided $10 million for the project. Other funding partners for the $42 million facility include the Mississippi Legislature and Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. The Golden Triangle Development LINK has also been instrumental in the project.
Speaking at the official Communiversity groundbreaking in December of 2016, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said one of the truly unique aspects of the project has been the level of cooperation among the various agencies.
“What the Communiversity is going to represent is government at all levels — cities, counties, state and the federal government — all coming together to help create an environment that will produce the workforce of tomorrow,” Reeves said. “That is something in which we can all be proud.”

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FAMILY & FRIENDS' DAY 2017

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2017 - Starts: 3:00 PM
Oak Grove M. B. Church, 2237 Hwy 21 South, Preston, MS 39354
You are cordially invited to:
FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY 2017
November 19, 2017 during 11 A.M. Service
The message will be brought by our very own Rev. Wayne M. Benn, Senior Pastor
Rev. Wayne M. Benn (601)677-2389 or (601)616-2986
Jracb01@yahoo.com

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PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” awards 45 scholarships to JCJC students

Event Dates and Times

11/6/2017 - 11/22/2017
Jones County Junior College
PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” awards 45 scholarships to JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – For the last five-years, member-consumers from Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s 12-county service area have generously donated to the Round Up for Education Scholarship program. The generosity of the thousands of members who voluntarily pay a few cents more on their electric bill has conceivably changed the lives of more than one-thousand students over the years. This year, forty-five Jones County Junior College students each received $800 scholarships from the “Roundup for Education Scholarship program through PRVEPA, with a total of 240 students getting scholarships to use at any of Mississippi’s Community/Junior Colleges this year.

“This program makes a difference in being able to make ends meet or not and to earn a college education. It makes a huge difference and we hope other electric power associations will learn about this program. It speaks volumes about the folks in south Mississippi and how they value education,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.

Over the last five-years, 211-JCJC students received a financial boost from the support of the Association’s member-consumers who round up their bills to the nearest dollar each month. When the program was established in 2012, PRVEPA Manager of Members Services, Kurt Brautigam said they really hoped it would be beneficial and have some success. However, it turned out to be even better than they expected. More than one million dollars has been collected through the extra dimes, nickels and quarters over the last five years.

“I don’t think in our wildest dreams we would have realized how many lives we could touch in just this short period of time. It’s really due to our members who are rounding up their bills and allowing this money to go into this fund so that these students can be assisted,” said Brautigam.

JCJC freshmen nursing major, Lakelyn Bohannon said she was thrilled to receive the financial assistance from the PRVEPA scholarship program, knowing it impacts hundreds of freshmen entering college. With plans to become a nurse practitioner, scholarships like this will help her reach her goal.

“I am very thankful to benefit from this scholarship that helps supplement my education expenses. I am the second person in my family to receive this scholarship. My sister received the scholarship in 2013,” said Bohannon.

Columbia resident and veterinary science major, Yasmine Pope said, “Receiving this scholarship will take a lot of weight off of both me and my family and it will help my family from worrying about how some of my education will be paid for. It feels great. It feels wonderful and it is very exciting to know that there are people in this world who care enough about me/us to get an education that they would go above and beyond to help us.”

Scholarships are available to members who do the roundup, as well as for their spouses or dependent children who are enrolled as freshmen this fall. PRVEPA General Manager Randy Wallace noted that the Association has always tried to find ways to improve the quality of life for its members and the communities where they live.

“We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education….These funds will help create long-term educational opportunities as well as economic benefits, which is good for everyone in the communities we serve.”

Forrest County Agriculture High School graduate and JCJC civil engineering major, Matt Mordica is a prime example of who PRVEPA had in mind when starting the scholarship program. Mordica said the PRVEPA scholarship gives him more time to save up for tuition when he transfers to Mississippi State.

“This scholarship paid for my books and other related expenses which allow me to save for my future. I am very thankful for the generosity of others.”

His mother, Marcia Mordica explained the PRVEPA Roundup for Education scholarship was easy to apply for and is much appreciated.

“We are fortunate Matt earned an academic scholarship but the PRVEPA scholarship covered everything else. He can attend college with fewer financial concerns.”

There are more than 49,000 meters in the PRVEPA. Money collected for the scholarship program is deposited in an account overseen by the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation. Ten percent of each year’s funds are set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants.

Scholarship recipients this year include 129 students attending Pearl River Community College, 45 at Jones County Junior College and 45 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. An additional 21 students are attending eight other state community colleges. Overall, students came from 21 different high schools and homeschool programs.

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1, will go toward next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available in November.

2017 Community College Scholars Program (240 Students)

Community Colleges Students are Attending
Pearl River 129
Gulf Coast 45
Jones 45
Southwest 10
Hinds 3
Co-Lin 2
East MS 2
East Central 1
Meridian 1
Holmes 1
Northeast MS 1

High Schools Recipients Attended
Stone 43
Oak Grove 31
Purvis 27
Forrest Co. AHS 22
Sumrall 27
West Marion 23
Columbia 18
East Marion 11
Columbia Academy 19
Lamar Christian 3
Lumberton 1
Lawrence Co. 2
Others 13


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

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EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting

Event Dates and Times

11/12/2017 - 12/12/2017
MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian
EMBDC - 2017 Annual Meeting
Dec. 12th
8:00 - 10:00 am
MSU Riley Center
Topic: Alliance For Growth

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harvest/Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2017 - Starts: 3:30 PM
Sweet Pilgrim United Methodist Church 7661 CR 210 Shubuta, MS 39360
We, the pastor and members of the Sweet Pilgrim United Methodist Church of Shubuta, MS cordially invites you to join us in our Annual Harvest/Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration.

This celebration will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:30pm.

The guest speaker for the afternoon will be our very own, Elder Kevin A. Carter and the Canton United Methodist Church Family of Canton, MS. We are looking forward to you and your church family joining us for this celebration of Thanksgiving.

Thanking you in advance.

The Sweet Pilgrim United Methodist Church Family

Rev. Willie Kinslow, Pastor

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151st Church Anniversary

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2017 - Starts: 2:00 PM
Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Langsdale MS
You are cordially invited you to our 151st Church Anniversary. It will be held on November 19, 2017 @ 2 p.m. Rev. Terry Jones, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church along with his choir will be our guest. Please plan to be with us as we celebrate and give praises unto God.


Pastor Cleo McGrew Sr.
Calvary Hill Baptist Church
Winnie Donald 6016876464

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/450775193.html | 450775193

Annual Harvest Program

Event Dates and Times

11/19/2017 - Starts: 2:00 PM
Cooper Mission Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Box 181 Cooper Mission Road Ward, AL 36922
It's Harvest Time!

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness (II Corinthians 9:10).

The Pastor and members of the Cooper Mission CME Church would like to cordially invite you and your church family to our Annual Harvest Program. The service will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm. Our guest speaker for this service will be the Reverend Willie Ray Clark, pastor of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Meridian, MS. We are looking forward to praising and worshipping our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ with you.

Thanking you in advance,

Reverend Alicia Everett, Pastor

& Cooper CME Church



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Revival Services

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017
Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church 612-12th Avenue Meridian, MS
Celebration of Life Revival

Monday, November 13, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church
612-12th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 483 - 5297
Pastor, Overseer S.M Denson

http://www.wtok.com/content/events/450304833.html | 450304833

Celebration of Life Revival

Event Dates and Times

11/13/2017 - Starts: 7:00 PM
11/14/2017 - Starts: 7:00 PM
11/15/2017 - Starts: 7:00 PM
11/16/2017 - Starts: 7:00 PM
11/17/2017 - Starts: 7:00 PM
11/19/2017 - Starts: 10:30 AM
Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church, 612 12th Avenue , Meridian, MS 39301
This revival will renew, strengthen, and encourage all who attend.
Monday, November 13, 2017 – Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, and climaxing Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM.
Bridgette, (601) 483 - 5297, mhdcpr@gmail.com


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