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Waste Pro Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Meridian

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Waste Pro of Mississippi
(From the City of Meridian)

Waste Pro Christmas Holiday Schedule for City of Meridian

Monday – Wednesday routes will run as normal

No Routes will run Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th

Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday, December 26th

Friday’s route will be picked up Saturday, December 27th

All routes will run as normal for the week of New Year’s. We will collect on New Year’s Day.

We ask that all garbage be curbside by 7am on the routed service days

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you in advance,
Cassandra F. Reece
Residential & Dossier Clerk
Waste Pro of Mississippi
Division 602
Ph: 601-483-9777
Fax: 601-483-9787
creece@wasteprousa.com

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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ANNUAL "TRADITIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING MASS"

10:30 PM - Christmas Eve

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR'S ANNUAL "TRADITIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING MASS" WILL BE AT 10:30 ON CHRISTMAS EVE. 3831 35TH AVE
iT IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO BEGIN CHRISTMAS. VISITORS ARE MOST WELCOME.

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JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s practical nursing program graduates 31 students

ELLISVILLE – Thirty-one new practical nursing graduates of Jones County Junior College’s one-year program are ready to enter the workforce. The Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony signified the completion of the program. These JCJC graduates are now ready to take the national licensure exam, which is necessary before they can begin working as an LPN.

“Job prospects are very good in the Pine Belt,” according to JCJC Practical Nursing Program Director, Lori Tally. “Many of our students already have jobs lined up or have been working in the medical field while working towards their degrees and many of the hospitals and medical facilities in the area seek out our graduates.”

One new JCJC graduate, Sabrina Peterson of Sumrall was out of work last year when she entered the JCJC practical nursing program with the hopes of a brighter future.

“I wanted to pursue this degree,” said Peterson. “I’ve always had the heart to be a nurse. I have a five year old little boy; he was my motivation through this….He’s always saying, ‘Mommy you can do it, you would be an awesome nurse, mommy’, so here I am today.”

Peterson said she will be back in school to get her R.N. and Bachelor’s in nursing, but is proud of this first step in her educational journey.

During the pinning ceremony, JCJC students reflected on their year long journey highlighting obstacles and their favorite teacher’s memories. The day concluded with the traditional candle or lamp lighting which was inspired by Florence Nightingale’s search for patients during the Crimean War in 1854 with a lamp. The new practical nursing graduates also took the nursing oath before friends and relatives who gathered for this special occasion.

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

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MCC Calendar of Events - Jan. 2015

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Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events January 2015
Workforce Education Class, Network Maintenance, Jan. 2-March 30, 6-9 p.m., Call 601-482-7445.

MCC reopens for spring registration, Jan. 5.

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 6 and 8, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Ralph Young Center.

Spring classes begin, Jan. 12. Contact Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

MCC Basketball, Jan. 8: MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 13: MCC vs. Southwest Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 22, MCC vs. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

Workforce Education Class, Basic Electricity, Jan. 8-12, 6-9 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445

ABE/GED Registration, Jan. 9 and 10, 9 a.m., Ralph Young Center.

Workforce Development Class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Jan. 13-May 14, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding, Day Class, Jan. 16-March 20, 7 a.m.-noon, Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Rhonda Smith, 601-484-8645.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Tony Pasko and Friends, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 101 MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Jan. 20, Jan. 22. Call 601-482-7445.]

Workforce Development Class, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher, Jan. 20-Feb 5, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy. Call 601-482-7445.

GED Graduation, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. Call 601-484-8798.

Arts & Letters Series concert, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call 601-484-8696.

Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech/Copper-Based Systems, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Welding-Night Class, Jan. 22-April 2, 6-10 p.m., Ross Collins Vocational Center Welding Shop. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Basic Plumbing, Jan. 23-March 27, 6-9 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, ServSafe, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Culinary Arts Building. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Jan. 26-28, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Classes, Jan. 26-Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m.,Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC 1-Part II, Jan. 26-May 4, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, HVAC II-Part II, Jan. 27-May 5, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Clay Sculpture, 9-11 a.m., Jan. 27 or Jan. 28. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Art with Abby: Petite Picasso Art Camp, Jan. 29-March 5, 4 p.m. Call 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Lifeguard Training, Jan. 30-Feb. 8, Damon Fitness Center. Call 601-482-7445.

Computer Class, Basic of Computers, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Webb Hall. Call 601-482-7445.
Kay Thomas
Director of College Promotions
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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Meridian Public School Events ...

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Faith Baptist Church Brings Christmas to Oakland Heights
Thursday, December 18 – 10:30 a.m.
The members of Faith Baptist Church have adopted six families from Oakland Heights Elementary School that are in need this Christmas season. The church is generously donating Christmas gifts to those families. Church members will be dropping off the gifts and items on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Faith Baptist Church has also adopted Oakland Heights Elementary as an Adopt-A-School sponsor, and they do numerous things for the school throughout the year.

Poplar Springs Elementary 28th Annual Giving Feast
Friday, December 19 – 9:00 a.m.
Poplar Springs Auditorium
"The Giving Feast,” a well-loved tradition at Poplar Springs, integrates the arts in a celebration of this season of giving. During the month of December, students collect new toys and bikes for Wesley House and at "The Giving Feast" the abundance of gifts are revealed! It is a celebration to warm the heart!


Also, we will be out of school for Winter Break from Monday, December 22 through Monday, January 5. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 6.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC faculty and staff accomplishments honored
ELLISVILLE - Sixteen Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace. The Appreciation Awards began in 2004 and focus on four individuals from three categories of employees: faculty, office staff and administrative support, and employees working in, maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police. Each staff employee finalist was awarded a cash prize of $125 and the overall winner received $625. Faculty finalists each received a cash prize of $250 and the overall winner received $1,000. Three individual honors were also bestowed upon the selected employees at the luncheon, including the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence, SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities.
The Faculty Recognition Program was designed and funded by the JCJC Foundation, Inc., and the college, with the luncheon sponsored by the JCJC Student Government Association, the college and the JCJC Foundation. Finalists are selected and interviewed by the Faculty and Staff Recognition Program Selection Committee. The finalists for the faculty awards were Dr. Ronnie Bishop-Social Sciences; Larry Looney, Industrial Services; Meri Ford Newell-Fine Arts; Rhonda Robertson-Science and Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services.
Dr. Bishop won the overall award in recognition of his 25 years in education at JCJC. As the division chair of the Social Sciences Department he teaches philosophy and religion classes, as well as overseeing dozens of sociology majors. Some of Dr. Bishops’ honors include being named Humanities Teacher of the Year in 2009, Jeff Meaders Check Pilot of the Year for the Mississippi Sqaudron of the Civil Air Patrol in 2010, Volunteer of the Year at South Jones Elementary School in 2009 for English tutoring and the Horizon Award for New Advisor of the Year from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 1995.
Dr. Bishop basically believes teachers are on a mission and may feel like they are in the mission fields trying to get students to learn. “In my opinion, good teachers are on a mission. They expect their students to learn. They plan for learning to happen. They take their students’ failure personally, and they make a plan for preventing that failure. I am convinced that education is life’s highest calling,” said Dr. Bishop. He added, “Teaching today requires a plan for success. Teaching is not successful if the ‘bait’ is only put out. The teacher succeeds only when the bait is taken, learning has occurred and the world is changed.”
He’s not just an advocate for being a great teacher. Dr. Bishop has a few thoughts on the importance of being a good learner as a teacher too.
“To learn continually means not only to remain current in one’s own field but to also branch out and learn just for the sake of learning. This is why I have learned to fly, have learned Spanish and I have begun to study Mississippi history since finishing my degrees. Good learners make good teachers.”
Another member of the JCJC faculty being recognized was Larry Looney, an automotive technology instructor. For sixteen years he has taught hundreds of students the ‘art’ of auto repair. He has repaired many JCJC employees’ cars while teaching students and giving them practical applications of the methods Looney teaches. He received a cash prize and a plaque for his work.
Meri Newell has been teaching at JCJC for 25 years and also serves as the assistant director of bands. She has been the voice of the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band half time show along with giving private lessons for woodwind students, teaching music appreciation classes and assisting the band director in managing the band’s performances. She has inspired many students and adults by volunteering her time with the Cancer Relay for Life program for years before she was diagnosed and is now a cancer survivor.
For 22 years, Rhonda Robertson has been teaching chemistry at Jones. She is a member of an administrative and faculty committee serving to liaise between JCJC and the polymer science program at USM, assisting students with the transition as well as providing research opportunities. Robertson has also assisted with several campus recruiting events and she has presented chemistry field career options for students. Her list of community involvement spans the gamut of teaching ESL classes through the Jones County Baptist Association to being an officer in the South Jones Show Choir and Soccer Booster Clubs. She is married to Ronnie Robertson, and they have three children.
Benji Sessums has been an EMT instructor for eight years and is now the program director. He has served on several Homecoming committees and he and his students assist with campus blood drives, Special Olympics and the Jones County School Districts’ Farmer Safety Day and teach CPR to fourth and fifth graders during that event. Sessums manages to work for two ambulance services: Emserve in Laurel and the Stone County ambulance service in Wiggins. When he’s not saving lives, he’s saving souls as the pastor of Carson Baptist Church in Jeff Davis County with his wife and two kids.
A new award was introduced this year to a member of the JCJC cafeteria staff. The SODEXHO Employee Award of Excellence for 2014 was given to Linda Hutto who has served Board of Trustees Members to students and community members for the last 20 years. Pat Williams, SODEXHO office manager said, “Linda puts her heart in everything she does. We just love her!”
Hutto received a plaque and a cash award for her service.
The Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence was established two years ago to honor a mid-level administrator whose commitment to the profession has stood out amongst their peers. Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was chosen as the recipient of this honor for his four years as the police chief and for taking on the challenge of changing how the department operates. Livingston has basically implemented the same standards for JCJC as a city police department would enforce. Dr. Smith praised his efforts for transforming the department by going over and beyond to provide a convenient service for students. Livingston received a plaque and a cash award.
The Office Staff and Administrative Support nominees included Tara Dupree who has worked in Admissions for 13 years at the college. Kristen Register has served nine years in the Health Clinic and has been called out on several campus emergencies utilizing her paramedic skills. For 18 years, Daphne Yeager has worked in the President’s and Business Offices and has proved to be a “vital” employee. The overall winner for the Office Staff and Administrative Support employees is Regina Poole Clark. She has worked in the Student Services and Academic Dean’s Office’s for 24 years.
In the maintenance, housekeeping, campus grounds and campus police departments, Gerald Griffin was recognized for his three years working in transportation and grounds. Stella Chapman’s 24 years in housekeeping earned her a spot as a finalist. Jeffrey Morris was also commended for his 13 years in the transportation and grounds departments. The top award went to Ravel Anderson who has worked in housekeeping for five years.
English instructor, Dr. David Lowery was honored with the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities. He received a $500 cash award in recognition of his abilities as a Humanities instructor who exemplifies intellectual integrity in the classroom, encourages independent analytical thinking skills, engenders a love for humanitarian pursuits and fosters a positive rapport with students. He was also recognized as the Faculty and Staff Associations’ member of the Year.
This Humanities award was initiated by JCJC alumni, Mr. & Mrs. Gary W. “Buddy” and Barbara Sauls. Their daughter, Tracy was a 1990 JCJC graduate. Mr. Sauls was a former JCJC Board of Trustees member and Mrs. Saul is currently on the JCJC Foundation board.

Picture cutline SODEXHO employee award of excellence linda hutto: A new award was given this year to recognize the efforts of JCJC’s cafeteria employees who work for SODEXHO. Linda Hutto was honored with a plaque and a cash award for her 20 years of outstanding service.

Picture cutline Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence: JCJC’s Campus Police Chief, Stan Livingston was the recipient of the Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence award.

Picture Cutline for Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities: Recipient of the Barbara and Gary Sauls Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities, Dr. David Lowery is pictured on the right with JCJC VP of Advancement and JCJC Foundation Inc., Executive Director, Charlie Garretson.

Picture Cutline Faculty Recognition winners: Five faculty members were recognized for their
accomplishments in the classroom and community recently. Pictured left to right are finalists: Benji Sessums-Health and Human Services, Rhonda Robertson-Science, Overall Faculty Winner, Ronnie Bishop-Social Science, and finalists, Larry Looney-Industrial Services and Meri Newell-Fine Arts.

Picture Cutline recognition award Office Staff recognition: JCJC former Student Services and current Academic Dean’s Administrative Assistant, Regina Poole Clark (left) took home the top prize at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon for her accomplishments in her department and in the community. She is pictured with finalists, Kristen Register and Tara Dupree. Not pictured: Daphne Yeager.

Picture Cutline employee recognition award maintenance, housekeeping, transportation and campus police recognition:
JCJC’s Ravel Anderson (left) earned the top award for his accomplishments in the housekeeping department at the JCJC Employee Recognition luncheon. He is pictured with finalists, (left to right) Jeffrey Morris, Stella Chapman and Gerald Griffin.


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

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JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.


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

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JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC “Bake Off” tests decorating skills
ELLISVILLE – Seven Jones County Junior College culinary arts students’ baking skills were put to the test recently. The Cake Show “Bake Off” tests the student’s baking and decorating skills as well as presentation of their product. Ariana Harrison of McComb made a wedding cake with a fall color theme learning a new way to create flowers.

“This was my first time working with gum paste to create flowers. I hope to do it again and be like my mom who bakes cakes out of her home,” said Harrison.

Petal’s Brenda Hegwood created an elegant red and black themed cake. She said she loves to cook but baking was a challenge for her.

“It was very time consuming. I love to cook but I’m not sure I want to bake for a living so I’m glad I had this opportunity in class.”

JCJC culinary arts instructor, Gloria Newell explained, “TV cooking shows don’t really show what it takes to cook a meal or decorate a cake. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on TV.”
Richton’s Jacqulyn Smith-Laythe said she loves to bake for her family but this assignment made her realize she is not a baker! Making this cake took 24 hours and we had to do it in small segments throughout the week.

“I have a huge appreciation for bakers because you have to have patience. The whole process is not easy. Laying out the fondant, getting wrinkles out and trying to measure how much you need to cover the cake is not as easy as it seems,” said Smith Laythe.

JCJC’s culinary program exposes students to a variety of cooking styles and venues but Newell stresses the basics. She added, if a student has a good foundation to build upon, students will be more marketable upon graduation. For more information about the JCJC culinary arts program contact Newell or Micah Moore at 601-477-4209 or email micah.moore@jcjc.edu or Gloria.newell@jcjc.edu.

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

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JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored by Faculty and Staff Association

ELLISVILLE– Three members of the Jones County Junior College Faculty and Staff Association were recently honored for their work in that association at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. Selection was based on the nominee’s outstanding abilities and contributions to the FSA, classroom, community and other professional accomplishments.

President of the organization, Dr. Matthew Burnham announced the FSA Member of the Year is English instructor, Dr. David Lowery of Laurel. He has been teaching at Jones for 13 years and recently published his first book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” Lowery was also recognized during the luncheon for a Humanities Award.

“I consider it an honor and a privilege to win both the Faculty and Staff Association Member of the Year Award and the Barbara and Gary Sauls Humanities Award. It is awesome to be recognized for my dedication to the field of teaching with both of these prestigious awards,” said Dr. Lowery.

For the seventh year, the FSA also recognized an outstanding officer of the organization. Career and Technical Support Services’ Lucy Flowers received the Officer of the Year Award. She has served as Vice President of the FSA for the last three years and has been the secretary for the organization from 2002 until 2011. Some of her contributions include attending every meeting and Capitol Day activities for the past 12 years. As a reward, Flowers received a plaque and $200.

A new honor was announced in the hopes the recipient would be able to be honored in person instead of posthumously. The newly established Distinguished Service Award was awarded to retired JCJC machine shop instructor, Bob Smith. He retired a year ago and was diagnosed with lung cancer several months ago. He lost his battle to cancer in November.

“As officers of the Faculty and Staff Association, Dr. Matthew Burnham, Lucy Flowers, and Kelly Atwood would like to send our deepest sympathy to Bob's family on behalf of JCJC. Bob was truly our best friend and each of us will never forget his stories. Bob served every position in the JCJC Faculty and Staff Association and as both VP and President of the Mississippi Faculty Association. He will be greatly missed but his laughter will never be forgotten. Thank you Bob,” said Dr. Burnham.

Smith’s children, Greg Smith of Hattiesburg and Lee Smith Taylor of Saucier shared with Dr. Burnham upon learning of the new award in their father’s memory, “Each family member would like to deeply express their gratitude to the JCJC family and how much the Faculty and Staff Association meant to Bob. He always had a wonderful FSA story full of smiles.”
Smith served 12 years in JCJC FSA and two years as the Mississippi Faculty and Staff Association President, and two years as VP.

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

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events - Dec. 15th - Dec. 21st 2014

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Events Calendar - December 15th - December 21st - Vol. lV No. 4

Monday, December 15, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event:Young Professionals Monthly Meeting
Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
Time: 12:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306
Please come join the Young Professionals of Meridian at their monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month at 12 p.m. YPM meets in the Rush Cafeteria private dining room on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Building. Meetings speakers vary from local business owners, to other YP members, to non-profit organizations in the area. Anyone interested in joining the Young Professionals is welcome to come to meetings.

Event:Suit Sale
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50.

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino Children's Boutique
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Event:Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Pre-K Storytime
Location:Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 9:15am
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event:Santa's Christmas Factory
Location:Soule Steam Feed Works
Time: Tuesday- Saturday3pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
The 1st Annual Santa's Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule' Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature "falling snow" and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie "Frozen", they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule' factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and learn how you can stay virus and malware free.

Event: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Location:Meridian Little Theater
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.6371
Shows are Dec. 11-17, No show on Monday December 15th. MLT celebrates the holiday season with the Irvin Berlin classic musical, White Christmas. Based on the beloved timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaption features 17 Irvin Berlin songs including Blue Skies, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Karaoke & All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
Full Food Menu Available

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Event: Lions Club
Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 662.418.5848
Meridian Lions Club meets every Thursday from 11:30-1:00 in the private dining room located near the cafeteria at Rush Hospital. Anyone in the community is welcome as a guest!

Event: St. Paul's Music Series
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm- 1:00pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2502
Christmas Concert Featuring The Capital Brass

Event: Christmas Time at the Library
Location:Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 4:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 5-8

Event: Dance Night With DJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Event: Live Music
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays

Event: Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Event:"Messiah"
Location: The Evangel Temple
Time: 6pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1913
Join us on a journey as Christ descends to earth to carry out His mission through the virgin birth, surrounded by flying angels, special effects & choir. The drama, Messiah, promises to be a spectacular event you will not want to miss!

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event:Elf on the Big Screen
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 1:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Meridian's Temple Theatre proudly presents a special Holiday movie matinee for the entire family! Come see Will Ferrell in "Elf". Special Guest Appearance by SANTA!! LIVE MUSIC -- Mr. Frank Evans at the console of the Temple's Mighty Morton Theatre Organ will entertain the audience by playing your favorite Songs of the Seasons! Admission is just $2.00 per person. We are also collecting canned goods for charity at this event, so feel free to drop an extra canned item in the lobby. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.: Live Theatre Organ Concert & Sing-along and Special Guest appearance by Santa!
2:00 p.m.: Movie Matinee: "Elf"

Event:"Messiah"
Location: The Evangel Temple
Time:
10:30am

For More Information: Call 601.693.1913
Join us on a journey as Christ descends to earth to carry out His mission through the virgin birth, surrounded by flying angels, special effects & choir. The drama, Messiah, promises to be a spectacular event you will not want to miss!

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar
Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

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East Mississippi Community College
EMCC GRADUATES MORE THAN 270 DURING FALL CEREMONIES

East Mississippi Community College held 2014 fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 12 at its Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses. The ceremonies included students who graduated during the summer and fall semesters at the Scooba, Golden Triangle, Columbus Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, Lion Hills and online/eLearning campuses.
“These men and women, young and old and from every conceivable background, have proven themselves ready to take the next step in their personal growth. Whether that’s continuing their education at another institution, entering the workforce or both,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young.
“We look forward to these commencement ceremonies as a celebration of our students’ accomplishments and their potential to impact their communities with the knowledge and skills they’ve gained at EMCC.”
This is the first year the Scooba campus has held a fall commencement ceremony.
Overall, more than 270 students earned associate’s degrees or vocational certificates in academic and career-technical areas. They are listed below by county and hometown.


BOLIVAR
Cleveland: Lauren Avery
Gunnison: William Lloyd

CHICKASAW
Houston: Mandy Duncan, Trampis Hardin, Thomas Hill, Sandra Oakman

CHOCTAW
Aberdeen: Diana Kirkpatrick
Ackerman: Josua Ponder, Samone Ponder
Mathiston: Emily Bullard, William Crenshaw, Keriann Johnsey
Weir: William Bramlett

CLARKE
Enterprise: Nicholas Thrash
Quitman: Christian Berry

CLAY
Cedar Bluff: Jessica Flemings, Crystal Scott, Sharon Cook
West Point: George Allen, Ana Chandler, Shaqueria Collins, Elizabeth Hammond, Nolan Fulcher, Linda Ivy, Tiffany Johnson, Tawona Lewis, Wendi McMinn, Toni McWilliams, Laura Ann Nix, Benjamin Pearson, Erica Powers, Jerry Randle, Anna Ready, Lauren Simpson, Aimee Smith, Willie Smith III, Alicia Stringer, Carolyn Ware, Terry Warren, Amber Wilkerson

DESOTO
Olive Branch: Jamal Danley, Tarble Mays III
Southaven: Leah Haughwout

FORREST
Hattiesburg: Brandon Acker, Charles Smith

HINDS
Clinton: Anna Floyd

JONES
Laurel: Defond Bester, Allen Sentimore

KEMPER
Daleville: Isaac Johnson
DeKalb: Kirsten Benoman, Jamon Davis, Tiffany Goins, William Hall, Kristy McCoy, Kirbi McIntosh, Terineshia Prince, Roshard Simmons
Porterville: Cordesha Anderson, Tybrisha Clayton, Jatesha Gibbs
Preston: Helena McClendon, Justin Sanderford
Scooba: Sharnessia Dale, ShaQuisha Mosley, Quynndarious Pettus, Tagina Rencher, Megan Reynolds, Myesha Terrell

LAMAR
Sumrall: Jeffrey Arrington, Nathanael Hutson

LAUDERDALE
Collinsville: Darwin Sessums
Daleville: Clint Brown
Lauderdale: Kelly Silliman, Quadacia Walker
Marion: Shekinah Christian
Meridian: Jodi Ahner, RaVondra Betts, Tyrone Johnson, Jetsen Scarbrough, JaQarius Scott, Walter Taylor, Samuel Williams
Toomsuba: Brittany Parnell

LEAKE
Carthage: Tavion Jones

LEE
Tupelo: Andrew White

LOWNDES
Artesia: Barbara Gilchrist
Caledonia: Kara Agnew, Dana Bertrand, William Bigham, Jacob Britton, Michael Bruce, Camella Hackman, Robert Jacobs, Tiffany Labonte, James Logan, Will McReynolds, Vonetta Moore, Kiara Scott
Columbus: Kaylee Ambrose, Kristie Baucom, Tia Baudoin, Lindsey Blankenship, Jessica Brown, Lisa Brown, Heather Cade, Taylor Christian, Allison Chunn, Tavaraes Clark, Vicky Deloach, Stephen Dennis, Dequanata Eckford, Stephanie Ellis, Sydnee Elmore, Jana Evans, Rebekah Ferguson, Victoria Fitzgerald, Aubrie Ford, Deanna Fowler, Miracle Gandy, Jasmine Gardner, Patrick Ghoston, Keidja Gore, Sade Gore, Connie Harris, Kwame Harris, Brittany Hawkins, Amber Heam, Rikki Heuser, Jessica Hill, Michael Hodges Jr., William Honnoll, Melissa Howard, Ivan Jackson, Jasmyn Johnson, Wesley Lake, Bryan Mayfield, Shekeyna McAllister, Jordan Miller, Daphne Mixon, Leslie Morgan, Cynthia Morris, Gage Parker, Ashley Peacock, Khadeja Perry, Tyre Psalms, Jasmine Reed, Thomas Rosselot, Michael Russell, Hannah Sabo, Samantha Saffore, Antoria Sanders, Sherikela Shields, Quentarius Smith, Susan Tyson, Brody Weseli, Brytni West, Derek Yoder
Crawford: Tracy Coleman, Ashley Harrell, Michael Young
Steens: Joshua Burr, Twanna Gray, Jeremy Marsh, Sandy Taylor

MADISON
Madison: Kailan White

MARSHALL
Holly Springs: Savannah Kimmons

MONROE
Aberdeen: India Brasley, Melanie Crandall, Brandon Hodges, Justin Lucas
Amory: Stephanie Phillips
Hamilton: Christopher Savage
Prairie: Lakevis Chandler, Mary Johnson, Roderick McNairy

NESHOBA
Philadelphia: Mary Burns, Jermeka Hathorn, Norman Samuel III

NOXUBEE
Brooksville: Thea Bankhead, Drew Cade, Klaireece Sanders, Steven Shepherd, Cornell Skinner
Macon: Mary Cheatham, Destiny Conner, Cassandra Dew, Ciara Latham, Ferris McGuire, Delanie Orr, Traneka Reed, Randy Williams, Jayberella Windham
Shuqualak: D’Airron Bryant, JaBreka Dancy, Temera Maxwell

OKTIBBEHA
Maben: Trevor Carpenter, Charles Guyton, Amanda Pugh, Alicia Yeatman
Starkville: Jakarta Agnew, Larry Avant, Meekayll Boyd, Joseph Brackin, Nicholas Brooks, Kinesha Brown, Treasure Butler, Kenneth Clifford, Mary Cody, Jasmine Cook, Jillesia Dancer, Joanna Franks, Alicia Hazzard, Macin Horstemeyer, Joseph Jaudon, Tuesdal Johnson, Bianca Jones, Stuart Kinard, Kaitlyn Lomen, Tanaugia Lucious, Tyronda Lucious, Brent Lyles, Elizabeth McDill, Cynthia Miller, Jailyn Montgomery, Jessica Neal, Benjamin Oglesby, Amber Osborne, David Oswald, Temeria Poe, Matthew Rives, Aisha Smith, Meagan Smith, Pethezza Tate, Ahsia Temple, William Trainor, Mark Vaughn, Ricky Wallace, Najeea Waters, Angela White, James White
Sturgis: Nicole Briones, Daniel Hamilton, Bridget Lee

PEARL RIVER
Picayune: Jacob Feeley

RANKIN
Florence: Evan Grimes

SCOTT
Morton: Shane Overby

TALLAHATCHIE
Charleston: Kameron Myers, Ambrois Neal Jr., Deshadrick Truly

WARREN
Vicksburg: Aaron Coomes, Arnold Hazzlerigg, Jade Oliver

WASHINGTON
Greenville: Eric Dancer

WAYNE
Waynesboro: Takera Mitchell

WEBSTER
Eupora: Stephanie Lamb, Mary Rumore
Mantee: Perrin Sizemore

WINSTON
Louisville: Dustin Carter, Matthew Carter, Dagard Hughes, LaCanada Miller, Shaundra Thames
Noxapater: Jennifer Clay

OUT OF STATE
Emelle, Ala.: Dontavia Smith
Fayette, Ala.: Byron McCrary
Spanish Fort, Ala.: Demario Montgomery
Chula Vista, Ca.: Gregnita Franks
Independence, La.: Jeryl Brazil
Patterson, La.: Lorenzo Phillips
Niagara Falls, N.Y.: Chad Kelly
Pelzer, S.C.: David Jones Jr.
Military: Clarence Hoffman

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JCJC employees honored for service

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC employees honored for service

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JCJC employees honored for service

ELLISVILLE – Forty-two Jones County Junior College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their years of service to the college. Administrators and the JCJC Foundation treated everyone to a BBQ lunch and recognized employees at five year increments, beginning with those who have served at least five years. One employee, Bonnie Warren was recognized for her 36 years as a student services administrative assistant and as the current director of advisement at JCJC.
Former public relations director and current yearbook advisor and humanities instructor, Rebecca Patrick was recognized for her 31 years of employment at JCJC. She commented, “Not many people stay with one company for thirty years or more anymore. I always felt like working here at Jones was the best place anyone could work and I have been proud to be a part of a wonderful working family,” said Patrick, who began working at Jones as the president’s secretary for Terrell Tisdale in December of 1983.
Bookstore shipping and receiving clerk B.J. Meche worked in the JCJC Bookstore for 30 years doing various office work including accounting, data entry and invoicing. Two employees have put in 25 years: fine arts instructor and assistant director of bands, Meri Newell and sociology division chair and instructor, Dr. Ronnie Bishop. Nine employees have spent 20 years, thirteen have worked 15 years, nine have been working for ten years at JCJC and six employees have completed five years of employment at Jones. All were given a special gift with a personalized plaque commemorating the accomplishment.
“This is a very special day for every one of the more than 450 employees at Jones, regardless of their length of employment on our campus,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith. “We were all able to share in the recognition of our co-workers and fellowship with everyone on campus.”
Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu

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JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course

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Jones County Junior College ... on the Ellisville campus
JCJC is offering non-credit basic machining course
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College is offering Basic Machining as a non-credit class on the Ellisville campus, in the Industrial Services Building. Learn the basics of running a lathe, milling machine and drill press. Classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015. If you have any questions about the class, call Paul Johnson at 601-477-4244 or Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4113.

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

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The Salvation Army gets help from JCJC faculty and staff toy donation

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ELLISVILLE– Jones County Junior College faculty and staff continued the traditional toy drive for a grateful Laurel Salvation Army. Several large bags of toys were collected at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon to assist the Salvation Army with its Angel Tree program.

Salvation Army’s Lt. Stacey Connelly said, “Our tables are bare so this will help tremendously. Sixty-three percent of the applications for toys and a Christmas food box come from the working poor so we know we are finally reaching the needy; those that are looking for a hand-up not a hand-out. The Angel Tree ministry is one of the ways we offer hope to the hopeless.”

Lt. Connelly added the Salvation Army will be helping more than 300 families in the area this Christmas season as it celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Salvation Army in Laurel.

The Toy Drive began three years ago as part of a new JCJC Christmas tradition. JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith explained, “This was an opportunity for the college’s employees to give back to the community and our employees were very generous. Gifts kept coming long after the luncheon was over. This makes me even prouder to be a part of the Jones family.”


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

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Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive - benefitting the Cans for Kids Children’s Ministry

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Long John Silvers/ A&W of Meridian
Give Back This Holiday Season!
Join us at Long John Silvers/ A&W in giving back this
Christmas. This Saturday, Dec. 13 we will host our fifth anual
Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive benefitting the Cans for Kids
Children’s Ministry.
As a part of the celebration, donations and new unwrapped toys will
be accepted with the goal of getting 249 toys to benefit the Cans for
Kids Christmas program.Cans for Kids is a nonprofit organization
that assists families in need with food, clothing, medical expenses
and other necessities with money raised from the sale of aluminum
cans. Each holiday season, the organization finds children to
sponsor and provide them with Christmas gifts.
Founder and chief executive of Cans for Kids, Gary Turbville, said,
“This is just a joyful time of year. I get to see a lot of happy children,
and that is because of people like Bud Power helping us.”

Vintage car, truck and motorcycle owners are encouraged to cruise
in as part of the festivities.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with children from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Print out the attached Letter to Santa for children to
bring when they visit.
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Bring your children to help us give back to those in need this
Saturday!
For more information on the Long John Silvers/ A&W Christmas
Cruise In, call 601-483-1188. For more information on the Cans for
Kids charity, visit www.cansforkidsms.com.

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A Jason Crabb Christmas ...

6:00 pm

Bethlehem Community Church Laurel, MS
You're invited to a Jason Crabb Christmas!
One of Christian Music's most celebrated artist.
Grammy Award and 21 GMA Dove Award winner ... Jason Crabb ...
Christmas Music along with your favorites.
Also appearing ... Natasha Owens ...
as seen on tour with Michael W. Smith
Admission is free

more info ... www.bethlehemcc.net
(601) 428-7197
more info ... www.bethlehemcc.net
(601) 428-7197

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Meridian Main Street - Mad Mod Affair ...

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In Meridian, MS ..... Call for Details
Meridian Main Street - Mad Mod Affair ...Saturday, Dec. 13th.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Uncovering the roots of Meridian's fascination with ...
modernist architecture.
A Project of The Mississippi Heritage Trust
Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480

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JCJC is offering intercession courses

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Jones County Junior College
JCJC is offering intercession courses
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is offering three intercession courses beginning December 30, through January 9, 2015. These “face-to-face” classes are for students who are serious about working to complete a course during the holidays. The same assignments for the regular semester courses will be completed during this time frame.

The classes will meet from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily except for the last day, which will meet for a two-hour final exam. Meeting Dates are: December 30, 31, January 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The classes will be counted as part of the total hours for the 2015 spring semester. If a student has financial aid available for the spring semester, payment can be applied for the spring semester.

Classes being offered are:

2347 CRJ 1313 Introduction to Criminal Justice Instructor-Yarbrough Jones Hall 135
2344 GEO 1113 World Regional Geography Instructor-Garick Jones Hall 138

2345 HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health Instructor-Robinson Jones Hall 132

The last day to register is December 17, in the Student Success Center for these classes.

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

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, December 15th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.

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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its November Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Herman Stegall with Rush Health Systems, second place went to Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi, and third place was awarded to Mary Atterberry with Multi County Community Service Agency. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Lisa Sollie with MSU Meridian. 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 is 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.

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Marketing and Public Relations Director, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

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JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

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ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College students in the Fine Arts Department performing groups, JC Voices and JC Jazz were overjoyed at the response of their first ever Toys for Tots toy drive. The public donated hundreds of toys as admission to a new holiday concert at JCJC called, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas.” The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes was spectacular, only topped off by the number of donated toys from the audience.

“We are very happy with the response to the toy drive as part of a new JCJC tradition in the Fine Arts Department. The Marine Reserves ‘Toys for Tots’ program was also pleased with the generosity of so many people attending the JCJC Jingle Jazz Christmas concert. JCJC students said they too enjoyed being able to give back to the community and showcase their talents,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of JC Jazz


Saxophones
Cale Green - Laurel
Jordan Sanders - Ellisville
Harlan Mapp - Hattiesburg
Terry Jackson - Hattiesburg
Billy Loper - Seminary

Trumpets
Caleb Guilbeau – Ellisville
Sophia Daniel – Kokomo
Marshal Steen - Brandon
Bryce Kinzer – Gautier

Trombones
Leah Dueitt - Neely
Sam Cruz - Pensacola, FL

Doby Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Guitar
Micah Moffett – Magee

Bass
Dustin Logan - Soso

Drums
Zach Biglane – Ellisville


Members of JC Voices


Ashley Adams, Laurel, MS
Reagan Arnold, Collins, MS
Daniel Coats, Taylorsville, MS
Brian Doyle, Taylorsville, MS
Leah Dueitt, Neely, MS
Lauryn Easley, Laurel, MS
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins, MS
Steve Jones, Starkville, MS
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg, MS
Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg, MS
Ashley Mills, Waynesboro, MS
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach, MS
Shaquille Shelwood, Ellisville, MS
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg, MS
Morgan Smith, Laurel, MS
David Walker, Laurel, MS
Gary Young, Ellisville, MS


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

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Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals why most ....

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11 LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS KILLED
Exclusive: Chuck Norris reveals why most
injuries occur between cops, civilians
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC. – Editor's note: Chuck Norris' weekly political column debuts each Monday in WND and is then syndicated by Creators News Service for publication elsewhere. His column in WND often runs hundreds of words longer than the subsequent release to other media.

While many in the nation rally from Oakland to New York City in protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, I keep wondering: What about the good cops? Like with our military personnel, we are often quick to hang the alleged corrupt but slow to honor those who serve honestly to protect.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to honor the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers, there are more than 900,000 of them who are presently serving in the United States – about 12 percent are female.

Business Insider explained back in August that the FBI reported police in America killed 404 suspects as "justifiable homicide" in 2011. Despite the fact that these don't cover cases of "unjustifiable homicide," 404 is still a high number, especially when compared to other countries.

As Business Insider reported, "By comparison, just six people were killed by police in Australia over the same period. Police in England and Wales killed only two people, and German police killed six."

What it doesn't explain, however, is how 150 U.S. law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty every year. Did you know one cop is killed in the line of duty roughly every two days?

First, it's important to note what our uniformed guardians of good are really up against.

Again, according to NLEOMF and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, in the U.S.:
• "An estimated 1.2 million violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2011. (Note: That's just violent crimes.)
• "On average, over the last decade, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.
• "Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
• "A total of 1,501 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 58 hours or 150 per year.
• "There were 100 law enforcement officers killed in 2013.
• "The deadliest day in law enforcement history was Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America.
• "New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths. Texas has lost 1,675officers, more than any other state. The state with the fewest deaths is Vermont, with 22."
In fact, while citizens have been rallying in Ferguson and New York City, in just the past month a dozen cops have been killed across our country by murderous thugs or unfortunate accidents in the line of duty.

Let me put some flesh to these statistics. Here are the recently fallen in just the month of November 2014, according to the NLEOMF:

Nov. 30, 2014

Police Officer Ernest Montoya

Navajo Division of Public Safety in Arizona

Police Officer Montoya suffered a fatal heart attack while transporting a prisoner that he had just arrested. Officer Montoya is the fourth law enforcement fatality from the State of Arizona in 2014. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Nov. 26, 2014

Agent Edwin Roman-Acevedo

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Roman-Acevedo was shot and killed while attempting to stop an armed robbery while off-duty. He is survived by his wife and one child.

Nov. 23, 2014

Deputy Sheriff James Bart Hart

Elmore County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff Hart was on duty and had just left the scene of an accident involving a deer, when he was struck by another car and killed. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Nov. 22, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Smith was shot and killed in ambush while responding to a house fire. He is the fifth law enforcement fatality from the state of Florida in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and two children.

Nov. 21, 2014

Sgt. Alejandro "Alex" Martinez

Willacy County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sgt. Martinez was killed in a single-vehicle crash. He is the 11th law enforcement fatality from the state of Texas in 2014.

Nov. 19, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Wayne Greene

Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Greene's patrol car was stopped in a turn lane when a tractor-trailer rolled over onto it. He is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of North Carolina in 2014. Green is survived by his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.

Nov. 16, 2014

Police Officer Justin Winebrenner

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Winebrenner was shot and killed while confronting an armed suspect causing a disturbance in a crowded tavern near closing time. Officer Winebrenner is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of Ohio in 2014. He is survived by his 4-year-old daughter.

Nov. 5, 2014

Investigator Holmes Smith

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Investigator Smith, a 19-year law enforcement veteran, ran off the road and died after a meeting earlier in the day with SLED agents about a car theft case. He is the third law enforcement fatality from the state of South Carolina in 2014. He leaves behind a wife and five children.

Nov. 4, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt

Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff Perritt was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to help another deputy involved in a pursuit with a drunken-driving suspect. He is the third law enforcement fatality from the state of Tennessee in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and three kids.

Nov. 2, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle chase and foot pursuit in which gunfire was exchanged. He is the second law enforcement fatality from the state of Missouri in 2014. He leaves behind his wife and small child.

Nov. 1, 2014

Constable Robert White

El Paso County Constable's Office, Precinct 1, Texas

Constable White was fatally injured struggling with a suspect while working a security detail. He is survived by his wife and four children.

What's amazing is that the above is only a single month in the last year.

I'm not telling anyone not to protest. That's your constitutional right and freedom of speech at work. What I am saying is, if you're going to speak up against one cop who you believe to be corrupt, then at least extend a hand of gratitude to another who's doing his or her job well.

This hits a little close to home because I am very pro-law enforcement, have many friends who are amazing officers and I am even an honorary Texas Ranger. I also married a cop! My wife, Gena, is a former correctional corporal and reserve deputy sheriff from her hometown in Northern California.

The truth is, most of the time across the country, injury occurs between cops and civilians not because cops have a power problem but because civilians are breaking the law. If they obeyed the laws of the land or paused to respect the badge a little bit more, the injuries to both civilians and law enforcement would be miniscule.

Even the Good Book says, "For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience" (Romans 13: 3-5).

Even more apropos are the words of our Savior whose birth we celebrate this month on Dec. 25 and whose words remind us of the sacrifice He and many of our law enforcement make: "Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for another."

From my wife, Gena, and I, we wish all law enforcement a very merry and safe Christmas, as we salute the red, white and true blue!

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Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - December 8th - December 14th

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Events Calendar - December 8th - December 14th ... Vol. lV No. 3

Monday, December 8, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Event:Suit Sale
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50.

Event: Dress Sale
Location: BambinoChildren's Boutique
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Event:AFA Monday Night Street Flicks
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Theater Speakeasy,Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971). Use Ballroom side door on 24th Ave.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Event:Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event:Pre-K Storytime
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 2:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and learn how you can stay virus and malware free.

Event:Santa's Christmas Factory
Location:Soule Steam Feed Works
Time: Tuesday- Saturday3pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
The 1st Annual Santa's Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule' Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature "falling snow" and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie "Frozen", they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule' factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Karaoke & All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
Full Food Menu Available

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Event: Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Location: Meridian Little Theater
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.6371
Shows are Dec. 11-17, No show on Monday December 15th. MLT celebrates the holiday season with the Irvin Berlin classic musical, White Christmas. Based on the beloved timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaption features 17 Irvin Berlin songs including Blue Skies, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

Event: Dance Night WithDJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Event: Live Music
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Event:Holiday Gala
Location:Meridian Museum of Art
Time: 6pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501
A special event that combines the reception for the Museum Members Show with a program that remembers and honors the people who have helped to build and support the Museum over the past 44 years. The Museum's Gala is no charge for members and $25 for non-members.

Event:Debby Boone Christmas Show
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$43,$37 Debby Boone is known for her 1977 hit "You Light Up My Life," which stayed at number one for 10 weeks. She received the 1977 Grammy for Best New Artist and has received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more in the Christian and Inspirational categories. In 2013, Debby released her 13th studio album, a take on the songs and experiences of the Las Vegas of the ʹ60s entitled Swing This.

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

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Fifth Annual Christmas Cruise In Event

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Long John Silvers/ A&W 1601 S. Frontage Road
Long John Silvers/ A&W to Host Fifth Annual Christmas Cruise In Event
MERIDIAN, Miss. - Long John Silvers/ A&W in Meridian, Miss. will host its fifth annual Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 13. at the Long John Silvers/A&W restaurant located at 1601 S. Frontage Road from 11 a.m. until.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with children from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vintage car, truck and motorcycle owners are encouraged to cruise in as part of the festivities.
The annual car show and Christmas celebration is held for the Cans for Kids Children’s Ministry. As a part of the celebration, donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted with the goal of getting 249 toys to benefit the Cans for Kids Christmas program this year.
Cans for Kids is a nonprofit organization that assists families in need with food, clothing, medical expenses and other necessities with money raised from the sale of aluminum cans. Each holiday season, the organization finds children to sponsor and provide them with Christmas gifts.
Bud Power, operator of the Long John Silvers/ A&W restaurant, said the community responds positively to the Cans for Kids charity, and he is happy to help with the cause through the Christmas Cruise In Event.
Founder and chief executive of Cans for Kids, Gary Turbville, said, “This is just a joyful time of year. I get to see a lot of happy children, and that is because of people like Bud Power helping us.”
According to Turbville, Cans for Kids will be sponsoring 249 children this Christmas and will provide each child with a toy, gift card and food for their homes.
Established in 1995, Cans for Kids began with two families whose goal was to educate children and help them become independent and self-supporting.
“Next year, this organization will be 20 years old,” Turbville said. “I got started with just a few kids that were missing Christmas, and I would take food to their families. It just grew from that.”
In 2014, Cans for Kids has raised roughly $1,000 per month in aluminum can donations. Every dollar donated goes directly to the children.
To participate in the Cans for Kids charity, one can simply begin collecting aluminum as a donation, and a representative from Cans for Kids will pick them up.
For more information on the Long John Silvers/ A&W Christmas Cruise In, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Long-John-SilversAW-Meridian-MS or call 601-483-1188.
For more information on the Cans for Kids charity, visit www.cansforkidsms.com.

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EMCC INDUCTS TWO INTO ALPHA DELTA NU

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MAYHEW – Two students in East Mississippi Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu honor society Thursday.
Cindy Miller of Starkville and Lauren Simpson of West Point were inducted into the nursing honor society during a small ceremony at the Golden Triangle campus. The ceremony was just the second Alpha Delta Nu induction since the ADN program was reinstated at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus in 2011. Miller and Simpson join four previous EMCC inductees.
Miller is retired from the Starkville School District after a 25-year teaching career. She holds degrees in microbiology and secondary education from Mississippi State but called the ADN program at EMCC “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
“It’s been a challenge with a 50-year-old brain instead of an 18-year-old brain. But I’m more settled now and my kids are grown and this is something I wanted to do for myself,” said Miller.
Simpson decided she wanted to be a nurse at 16 when she witnessed the care her father received in the hospital shortly before he passed away.
“The nurses were with him all the time and so supportive of him and us. I decided I wanted to be that person and be with people and their families when they’re at very vulnerable times in their lives,” said Simpson.
However, with a young son at home and a husband who works long hours, Simpson has sacrificed something most take for granted.
“It’s been a lot of sleepless nights. I don’t remember what sleep feels like,” she joked.
EMCC nursing instructor Rosie Wilbon said both inductees have distinguished themselves as leaders and tireless workers, and that membership in Alpha Delta Nu will offer them the chance to network with the top tier of nursing students and workers.
“Cindy has so much energy. And her will to do the best she can is always over the top. Lauren is more quiet and laid back but awesome also. She’s always at 110 percent,” said Wilbon.
Both students plan to pursue higher degrees in nursing and to practice in the Golden Triangle.

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NORSWORTHY TO PERFORM “HOME OF THE LIONS” AT NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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Biloxi Indian Stadium
NORSWORTHY TO PERFORM “HOME OF THE LIONS” AT NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

BILOXI – This Sunday, East Mississippi Community College and country artist Derek Norsworthy will turn the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi into the “Home of the Lions” during the NJCAA National Football Championship game.
Top-ranked EMCC will travel from Scooba to Biloxi Indian Stadium to face No. 2 Iowa Western Community College for the community college football championship. Kickoff is 2 p.m.
But at halftime, Norsworthy will pay homage to Scooba with his original song “Home of the Lions,” with help from EMCC’s Mighty Lion Band. Norsworthy, an Escatawpa native, will have his entire band in attendance and feature EMCC band director and Moss Point native Steve Stringer on guitar.
The Mighty Lion Band, which has marched in major events such as the Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pa., will take the field immediately following “Home of the Lions.”
“I couldn’t be more proud to have a song associated with such a prestigious school and I can’t wait to play it live for all the Lions fans at the title game,” said Norsworthy.
The rollicking country tune came about when Jackson entertainment attorney Mike Frascogna, a frequent EMCC collaborator, mentioned to Norsworthy that EMCC was in the market for some original music to use at athletic and school events.
“We always try to do things that set us apart from others and we’re mindful of establishing our identity,” said EMCC President Dr. Rick Young about commissioning the song.
“This song is another way to rally our Lion family. And it’s amazing how well Derek, a Mississippi guy, connected to who we are through his lyrics. He was able to, in a very short period of time, capture the essence of our efforts to be the best community college in the nation.”
Dr. Young said that Norsworthy’s song – and a pair of hip hop songs also commissioned by EMCC through an artist of Frascogna’s – bring positive attention to Mississippi’s community college system, just like the Lion football team’s success. EMCC is currently the defending NJCAA national football champion and has won two of the last three national titles in football. And the Lions won their 2013 crown at the Mississippi Bowl.
Norsworthy, who graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s nursing program, jumped at the chance to make a song for EMCC.
“I had been through Scooba before, which turned into some of the content for the song, and I got to digging around the athletic website and the school website,” Norsworthy said.
“I looked at EMCC’s accomplishments and foundations and absorbed those and reflected on my past experiences with athletics and what you’d want to hear at an athletic event. Then the song was able to come out organically rather than me just making words rhyme. I was blown away when I heard how well everything sounded when we recorded it and proud that I could embed myself in what EMCC stands for as a school.”
CD copies of “Home of the Lions” will be available for purchase at the Mississippi Bowl and afterward at www.emccbookstore.com.

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Annual family day at Key Field

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Key Field Meridian, MS
Annual family day here at Key Field beginning at 1100
on this Sat, December 6th.

BRADLEY J. CRAWFORD, Lt Col, MS ANG
186th Air Refueling Wing, Executive Officer
DSN 778-9803 Comm (601)484-9803
Visit us on the web at; www.186arw.ang.af.mil/
Friend us on Facebook at; Key Field Air National Guard Base
24/7 DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247

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EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN

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EXERCISE TO BE CONDUCTED ON BOARD NAS MERIDIAN, DEC. 11; BASE ACCESS MAY BE IMPACTED


NAS Meridian's Installation Training Team will conduct an exercise on Thursday, Dec. 11. Members of the Regional Operational Assessment and Assistance Program (ROAAP) Team from Navy Region Southeast will be on board to assess NAS Meridian's ability to respond to a critical incident.
"This exercise will be a training tool for our incident managers and first responders," said Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Bunnay. "Our Installation Training Team has been planning this exercise for months in order to provide our first responders with a true feeling of hands-on training and for the installation as a whole to meet training objectives."
During this exercise, there may be traffic delays at the front gate of NAS Meridian.
"We ask that people be patient during this time," Bunnay said.
The ROAAP team visits installations on a bi-annual basis to assess their ability to support critical operational missions supporting the fleet and to identify operational strengths and potential risks or weaknesses, and then provide a basis for seeking support and recourses from higher headquarters.

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is having their Annual Prayer Breakfast

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Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is having their Annual Prayer
Breakfast On Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning at
8:00 A.M. Rev. Jerry Johnson is the guest speaker. Breakfast will be served- NO Charge. Everyone is Welcome !

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating Apostle Cleveland
Hayes and Prophetess Gail Hayes 19th Pastor's Anniversary on
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Wayne Benn is the
guest speaker.

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JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015

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JCJC is offering CPT Coding night class Spring 2015
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Business and Office Technology program will be offering CPT Coding at night during the spring semester of 2015. This is a class designed for non-degree seeking students. The CPT Coding class will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The first class meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

CPT Coding, (BOT 2643), a three semester credit hour course, is an introduction to the field of procedural coding and requirements for insurance reimbursement using CPT coding resources.
Enrollment in this class is recommended for persons who currently work in a medical setting or persons with past anatomy and physiology or medical terminology coursework who desire to learn the fundamentals of outpatient procedure coding as it relates to medical insurance reimbursement. Individuals interested in enrolling in this class, but who have questions, should contact the instructor for advice. Please notice this is a CPT Coding class—not an ICD Coding class.
For medical industry non-degree seeking students, this class and forthcoming classes could aid in studying for national certification exams offered through various health-care related professional organizations such as AHIMA, AAPC, AAMA, and AAMT in the areas of coding, medical assisting and transcription.
To apply for admission to JCJC, prospective students must complete an application either online or submit an application by fax to the admissions office at 601-477-4258, or fill out an application in person in the Admissions Office. Students must apply for admission and meet admissions requirements prior to registration. Prospective students must also request that a final high school transcript, GED score, and/or college transcripts be sent to JCJC. An ACT score is required for enrollment into certain classes.
Students can register for CPT Coding by contacting the Student Success Center (601-477-4257) for an appointment for advisement and registration, or register on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Academic Support Building.
The CPT Coding class will be offered based on demand, and space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

For more information contact the instructor, Dianne Johnson, 601-477-4816, dianne.johnson@jcjc.edu or Mary Abbey in Instructional Affairs, 601-477-4075, mary.abbey@jcjc.edu.

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

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MCC Baseball Visits N/E Middle School to read to students ...

10:00 am

Northeast Middle School
As you know, literacy is a huge focus of the Meridian Public School District this year. We are always looking for volunteers and people to help encourage students to read as often as possible.

This Friday morning (December 5), members of the Meridian Community College Baseball Team will be visiting Northwest Middle School to read with students. They will arrive at 10 a.m.


Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes ...

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Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville
JCJC’s Greene County Center offers non-credit spring classes
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Center in Leakesville is offering non-credit day and night courses this spring. Class dates and times may vary depending on student demand however the following are two of the classes currently scheduled to begin in January.
Non-credit classes offered:

Pipefitting will be offered Monday, January 12, 2015, through June 25, 2015, for $488. Contact Skip Holland on his cell phone at 601-530-2061 or 601-394-4424 for more information or call the Greene County Learning Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423, or email skip.holland@jcjc.edu, menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu.

Welding will be offered Monday, January 5, through June 25, for $350.

If you have any questions call the Center at 601-394-4421 or 601-394-4423, or email menyone.barrow@jcjc.edu or clint.james@jcjc.edu .


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

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WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th

1:00 pm

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Nine U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
The guest speaker will be Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, Commander, Training Air Wing One.
Those receiving "Wings of Gold" include:
Lt. j.g. Stephens Adam, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Adam completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Christopher Alessandria, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Alessandria completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Jason Ashley, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Ashley completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Michael Bernier, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's list during Primary Flight Training and earned four Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Bernier completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Parker Bray, USN, who earned four Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Bray completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Mitchell Monas, USN, who earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Monas completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. William Peabody, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Peabody completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
First Lt. Sean Sasso, USMC, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Sasso completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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Lt. j.g. Graham Stapleton, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during both Primary Flight Training and Advanced Jet Flight Training. In addition, he earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Stapleton completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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Pot Luck Supper for VFW Members and Ladies Auxiliary and family's

6:00 pm

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Event Title: Pot Luck Supper for VFW Members and Ladies Auxiliary and family's

Event Date: December 9, 2014. At 6:00 pm

Text: Commander J. G. Kufel and President Brenda Kufel Christmas Supper

Submitted by: Add Riley Post 4982 Quitman Ms

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MCC December Calendar of Events ... Dec. 2nd - Dec. 17th

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Meridian Community College
MCC December Calendar of Events

MCC Gospel Choir Concert, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.

MCC Basketball: MCC vs. East Central Community College, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); MCC vs. Itawamba Community College, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.

ACT Review Workshop, Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.; Webb Hall Rosenbaum Room; 482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Dec. 8-10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Christmas Gala featuring MCC Chorus and MCC Guitar Ensemble, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

MCC Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Practical Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., Temple Theater, Lara Collum, 601-484-8728.

Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Dec. 12, Temple Theater, 1 p.m., Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8745.

MCC Winter Graduations, Dec. 12, 6 p.m., in Temple Theater, Downtown Meridian; Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.

ACT testing, Dec. 13, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

MCC Continuing Education class, Street Defensive Driving, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-8892.

College closes for winter break at noon on Dec. 17. College reopens for business Jan. 5. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for J & B Athletics

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J & B Athletics. They have relocated to 4900 Poplar Springs Drive, Broadmoor Shopping Center, in north Meridian.
EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for J & B Athletics
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for J & B Athletics. They have relocated to 4900 Poplar Springs Drive, Broadmoor Shopping Center, in north Meridian.
Owner Beverly Lewis started J & B Athletics in Quitman, and then branched out into Meridian a few years ago. They have now upgraded to a larger location to accommodate their growing business. Golden Spikes owner Monty McMullen will be managing the Meridian location of the sporting goods store.

J & B Athletics provides a large selection of sporting goods equipment and accessories, as well as trophies and awards.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.
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 .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.
Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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MERIDIAN MAIN STREET - Calendar of Events - Dec. 1st - 7th

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Events Calendar ... December 1 - December 7
Vol. lV No. 2

Monday, December 1, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location:Merrehope
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event:Suit Sale
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50.

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino Children Boutique
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Event:Terrific Tuesday Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event:Pre-K Storytime
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 9:15am
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event: Free Computer Training
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.832
These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations of basic computer components. We will cover the following Topics: Basic Computers Skills, Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ] and Introduction to the internet. Advanced computer training coming soon.

Event:Tree Lighting Ceremony
Location: City Hall Lawn
Time: 5:30pm
For More Information: 601.485.1944
Participants in this year's ceremony to light the 34-foot animated Christmas tree include the Meridian High School choir who will be singing Christmas carols. The Miss Merry Meridian pageant winner will be announced as well.

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Event: EMBDC Open House
Location: EMBDC
Time: 2pm-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.1306
This event is for EMBDC members.

Event: KCS Holiday Express Train
Location: Union Station
Time: 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.485.1944
The KCS Holiday Express, a festively-decorated, six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the U.S. at scheduled stops.This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. Led by KCS' Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car "Rudy"; a flatcar carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves' workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Karaoke & All You Can Eat Tacos
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
Full Food Menu Available

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Event: Christmas Gala
Location: Meridian Community College (McCain Theater, Ivy Hall)
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.553.3450
The performance will be filled with seasonal sounds of joy and celebration as these ensembles share their skill and musical excellence.Afterwards, enjoy with us delicious desserts prepared by the MCC Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology group.

Event: Dance Night With DJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Event:Family Craft Storytime
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 4:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 5-8

Event: Live Music
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.

Event: Sucarnochee Christmas
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7pm - 9pm
For More Information: Call 205.499.9988

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Event:Merry Meridian Market
Location: MSU Riley Center & 5th St.
Time: 8am-7pm
For More Information: 601.693.7480
Inside the MSU Riley Center and outside on 5th Street between 22nd and 23rd Avenue.Your holiday shopping dreams come true on Dec. 6 at the Merry Meridian Indoor and Outdoor Market! Celebrate the season with homemade crafts, food items, beautiful gifts and more. Registration is on meridianmainstreet.org and on Facebook - Meridian Main Street.

Event:Merry Museum Children's Art Workshop
Location: Meridian Museum of Art
Time: 10am-11:30am
For More Information: Call 601.693.1501
Cost is $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. This children's art workshop is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Event:Kidz Zone Movie -The Polar Express
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 10am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
FREE Admission for all Fathers; $2.00 per child and all others. Special Family Package available: $20 for 5 which includes small drinks and 5 small bags of popcorn. VIP Incentive Tickets to be awarded by School Principals.

Event:Bikers United For Children Toy Run
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Time: 10am
For More Information: Call 601.479.5709
All bikers are invited to participate in our annual Toy Run that will ride down 22nd Avenue. All toys will be distributed by the Wesley House. Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn starting at 10:00am, refreshments will be served. Kickstands up at 1:00pm riding to College Park United Methodist Church. Lunch will be served by church members.

Event:Santa's Christmas Factory
Location: Soule Steam Feed Works
Time: 3pm-8pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
The 1st Annual Santa's Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule' Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature "falling snow" and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie "Frozen", they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule' factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!

Event:Merry Meridian Christmas Parade
Location: Downtown Meridian
Time: 5pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
You know it's officially the Christmas season when Meridian's Christmas Parade rolls down 22nd Ave. Don't miss this annual event that the entire family loves. You can still be in the parade-call Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480!

Event:Meridian Symphony Orchestra Peppermint Pops
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2224
Join our Orchestra, Chorus and special guest artists in this festive celebration featuring beautiful songs of the season - including traditional sing-a-longs. Santa will be hosting a Cookies and Cocoa reception immediately following the concert.

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar
Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Christ For Christmas Revival ... Community Christmas Program

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Meridian Holiness Deliverance Church 612 12th Ave. Meridian, MS
Revival Services - Dec. 15th - 19th nightly at 7:00

Community Christmas Program - Dec. 20th at 6:00 pm ...
Food/Toys Give-A-Way

Sunday Worship Service - Dec. 21st at 10:30 am
(601) 513-5956

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Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events Calendar

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Center Ridge Baptist Church Shubuta MS ... Also ... Services at Collinsville Location will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Center Ridge Baptist Church December 2014 Announcements
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: Sevices at Collinsville Location will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
December 3 & 17, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, December 3 & 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Hope for Your Grief Conference
December 7, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“Hope For Your Grief Conference," on Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 4 :00 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.
Senior Citizens / Christmas Program
December 21, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“Senior Citizens and Christmas Program," on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 11 :00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

New Year's Eve Service
December 31, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, "New Year Eve's Service," on Sunday, December 31, 2014 @ 9:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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Fly Fierce and Fabulous "Fashion Extravaganza"

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Temple Theatre
Fly Fierce and Fabulous "Fashion Extravaganza" ... Dec. 20th
presented by: Pretty Plus Girls Entertainment Inc. and
Pretty Plus Girls Model Management.

(678) 871-0601
www.ppgprettyplusgirlsinc.com

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Christmas Production - “From the Manger”

5:00 pm

Pleasant Hills MBC 146 Concord Road Lisman, Alabama 36912
Christmas Production - “From the Manger”
December 21, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend
Charles L. Franklin, Pastor

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Rea Promoted to EMBDC Chamber of Commerce Manager

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Rea Promoted to EMBDC Chamber of Commerce Manager
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) announces that Meredith Rea has been promoted to the Manager of Chamber of Commerce. She joined the EMBDC as Public Relations Coordinator in 2010. During that time Rea coordinated events, managed all communications and marketing, and served in various other capacities.
As the Chamber of Commerce Manager, Rea will manage Leadership Lauderdale, Ambassadors, member services, Business Before and After Hours, and various other programs of the EMBDC Chamber. She is currently in the process of completing her Institute for Organization Management certification.

“Meredith has proven herself as a leader, providing invaluable organizational skills and being active with our volunteer base. She continues to promote growth and help forge a new direction with our membership,” said EMBDC Chairman Bob Luke.

Rea’s community involvement includes leadership and volunteer roles with Young Professionals of Meridian, Meridian Main Street, and Meridian Little Theatre. She is a member of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi – Meridian, Mississippi Economic Development Council, and a Leadership Lauderdale alumni.

A native of Meridian and graduate of Meridian Public Schools, Rea attended Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Following college, Rea took the opportunity to work for a city/social magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and later returned to Meridian where she began working in the investment industry before coming to the EMBDC.
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

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

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EMBDC - Holiday Open House

2:00 - 4:00 pm

1901 Front Street - Suite A Meridian, MS
EMBDC - Holiday Open House
Dec. 3rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
The KCS Santa Train will be at Union Station as well from 4:00 - 10:00 pm

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Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - November 24th - 30th

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Events Calendar - November 24th - 30th
Vol. lV No. 1

Monday, November 24, 2014

Event:Trees Of Christmas
Location: Merrehope
Time: 9am-5pm
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment. Tours should be scheduled by calling the number above.

Event:The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7pm
For More Information: 601.693.5353
Kick off the Holiday season with a Temple Theatre annual tradition with the Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker featuring a company of 40 world-class Russian artists bringing the charming Nutcracker Christmas story to life. With hundreds of hand-sewn costumes, life-sized puppets designed in the Russian tradition, and nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effects, the Great Russian Nutcracker is an acclaimed and spectacular holiday celebration. The performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker will include local children dancing alongside the Russian professionals.$30 Reserved, A & B Sections; $20 Reserved, C Section; $10 General Admission, Upper Balcony.

Event: 20% Off Estate Gold Jewelry
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event: New Digital Design Subwoofers
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Event:Suit Sale
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50.

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Event:Terrific Tuesday Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event:Pre-K Storytime
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 9:15am
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
Ages 3-5

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.8324
Come in and take your "selfie with the star" and enter to win the weekly prize valued at $50, and a grand prize worth $1300. Picture can be taken everyday. Also, ask about how to stay virus and malware free.

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Love Undercover
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Meridian Main Street will be closed today and tomorrow.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Mississippi Red Sand
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Event:Small Business Saturday
Location: Downtown Meridian
Time: All Day
Shop Local! Join these 14 downtown merchants for special discounts. Labiche Jewelers, Subway, Loeb's, Sam's Fashion, Brickhaus Bar & Grill, Liberty Shop, Aotech, Bible Book Store, First Lady Designer Hat & Things, Bambino's, Weidmann's, Chance & Dooley's, Meridian Underground Music and Harvest Grill

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar
Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Mt. Calvary Baptist - Holiday Events Calendar

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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Dec. 14th - Sr. Choir to host "Late Fall Festival" - 6:00 pm

Dec. 25th - Sunrise Christmas Service - 5:00 am
Guest Speaker: Rev. Marvin Dixon
Host Pastor: Rev. Zacary Finley

Dec. 31st - New Year's Eve "Watch Night Service" - 10:00 pm
(601) 485-5816

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Anderson Regional Medical Center Urology Clinic

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for the Anderson Regional Medical Center Urology Clinic
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Anderson Regional Medical Center’s newly located Urology Clinic. The clinic is now at 1600 20th Avenue, inside of Anderson Medical Tower III on the 3rd floor.
This brand new office space holds two practicing urologists, with room for a 3rd in the future. Dr. Mark Phillips and Dr. Robert Dillworth are the practicing physicians in the clinic. Both have been practicing urological care in the Meridian area for many years.

For more information on the Urology Clinic, call 601-693-1055.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.
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 .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.
Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org


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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Holiday Inn Express

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Holiday Inn Express
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and Business After Hours for Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is located at 1399 Roebuck Drive in Meridian.
The Holiday Inn Express has been open for nearly a decade, but owner Abdul Lala decided it was time for a makeover. The 76 room hotel has had a complete remodel and is very modern in appearance.
Business After Hours was held following the ribbon cutting. A large group turned out to tour the hotel, as well as enjoy food, beverages and live music.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation. The EMBDC Business After Hours is an event designed to allow members of the community to network and learn of new business and industry in the Lauderdale County area. Mitchell Companies provided a great location and great set up to allow community business members to meet with each other and have a great time.
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 .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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Annual Christmas Cantata

6:00 pm

First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610 38th Ave. Meridian, MS
Annual Christmas Cantata
6:00 pm
Theme: Oh What a Night

Rev. Melvin J. Jenkins is the pastor of the church

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EMCC STUDENT ART SHOW OPEN THROUGH DEC. 12 ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus in the F.R. Young Student Union
EMCC STUDENT ART SHOW OPEN THROUGH DEC. 12 ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

SCOOBA – The Art Department at East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus is hosting an exhibit of student art now through Dec. 12 in the F.R. Young Student Union.
Scooba art instructor Terry Cherry said the exhibit is an opportunity for students to get their first taste of publicly displaying their art. A reception for the exhibit will be held Dec. 8 from 2-4 p.m.
“We do this every year to spotlight the best work our students have produced and to give them a chance to show off the progress they’ve made since taking art classes at EMCC. And the reception will give students the opportunity to explain their creative processes so they can get some experience answering questions about their art,” said Cherry.
The exhibit is located in the activity rooms adjacent to the common area in the F.R. Young Student Union. No appointments are necessary to view the exhibit. Both the exhibit and the Dec. 8 reception are free and open to the public.

Jason Browne, publications coordinator Office: (662) 476-8417 Cell: (662) 251-2296
Suzanne Monk, director of public information Office: (662) 476-5014 Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Leadership Conference ... Building Without Losing

7:00 pm each night

Love City Fellowship Meridian, MS
Global Network of Five Fold Ministry Leaders is hosting a leadership conference, Building Without Losing, January 27-30 2015 nightly at 7:00 pm with day sessions beginning at 9:00 am on January 28. Guest speakers, Apostle Lamorris Richardson, Pastor Betty Alford, Pastor Bobby McCarter, Pastor Brad Carter, Pastor Johnny Richardson Jr., Elder Johnny Richardson Sr., Pastor Vernon Tubbs, and business man Robert Knowles. Musical guest Kim Che’re.

Held at Love City Fellowship and free to the public.

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Guitar Festival students get inspiration .......

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Jones County Junior College
Guitar Festival students get inspiration from Russian International Guitar competition winner

ELLISVILLE – The Guitar Foundation of America’s International competition winner and Russian musician, Anton Baranov served as the featured guest artist and gave students’ performance tips at Jones County Junior College’s eighth annual Guitar Festival. Baranov spent a couple of hours before his performance instructing several students on techniques that will enhance their performance and skill. JCJC sophomore, Bryce Kinzer said he appreciated the international prize winning guitarists suggestions.

“I understood what he was saying but I was having difficulty executing. I wish I could do more or have more time with him but I’m glad to be here and get his advice,” said the Gautier native who’s majoring in music. Kinzer also plays the French horn but started playing guitar in Junior High.

Baranov showed the students receiving the “Master Class” or personal instruction specific ways to improve their guitar performance. Joining them on his guitar, he hoped to demonstrate and ensure the occasional language barrier clearly communicated his suggestions with the six guitar students.
“It is indeed a special occasion when we host events such as this at JCJC because it doesn't limit exposure only to those participating, but the festival is an opportunity for all our students across campus to have access to world class performances and a unique sharing of knowledge,” said JCJC guitar instructor and festival coordinator at JCJC, Dr. Michael Boyd. “We were thrilled to not only have Mr. Baranov fresh off his Carnegie Hall debut come and share his talent and expertise with our community, but it is also wonderful to bring guitarists throughout the region together.”

Dr. Boyd said he and the college look forward to expanding the festival events through a continued and fruitful collaboration with the Mississippi Guitar Alliance and the Guitar Foundation of America. Another aspect of the festival included a competition for beginners through advanced guitarists. The winners of the competition include: Jason Shereck & Danny Torres from William Carey University who swept the beginner level competition. Jeremy Waldrip from Germantown High School took first place and Josh Glenn from USM placed second in the Intermediate level. Advanced level guitarists, Marco Villa from Florida State earned first place with Andrew Angelle from USM taking second place. Leo Moreira from USM placed third and Max Zuniga from Lone Star Community College in Houston, Texas came in fourth place.

College and high school students and faculty from at least a dozen schools throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas attended the two day festival. For more information about the Guitar Festival contact Dr. Michael Boyd at mike.boyd@jcjc.edu or by calling the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

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

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The Mediator Bookstore

Date(s): 12/13/2014, 12/20/2014

10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

The Mediator Bookstore 3825 35th Avenue
The Mediator Bookstore, located at 3825 35th Avenue, will be open Sat., Dec. 13 and Sat., Dec. 20 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Episcopal Church of the Mediator Bookstore

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events ...

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Inn Express
Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting
1399 Roebuck Drive
Thursday, November 20th
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Anderson Regional Medical Center Urology Clinic Ribbon Cutting
1600 20th Ave
Medical Towers III, 3rd floor
Friday, November 21st
10:30 a.m.

J&B Athletics Ribbon Cutting
4900 Poplar Springs Dr, Ste 12
Tuesday, November 25th
2 p.m.

EMBDC Open House
1901 Front St, Suite A
Wednesday, December 3rd
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, December 15th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.

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Rep. Gregg Harper named as Vice Chairman of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee

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WASHINGTON – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), today named Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Vice Chair of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee. The subcommittee is led by Chairman John Shimkus (R-Ill.).
“Congressman Harper will play a key role as Vice Chairman of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee,” Upton said. “During his tenure on the Energy and Commerce Committee, he’s been a leader in promoting job growth, reducing burdensome regulations, and investigating wasteful government programs that hinder America’s small businesses and industry. I am confident Congressman Harper will continue to further our record of success in the 114th Congress and I welcome him into his new leadership role.”
The subcommittee, with its oversight of key environmental laws and programs, focuses on the intersection of regulations and jobs. As a longtime advocate for American-made energy, Harper believes that Congress must advance ideas that safely promote and build a steady supply of American energy.
“I am honored to be named Vice Chairman of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee and I look forward to working closely with Chairman Shimkus,” Harper said. “At a time when our economy is still struggling to recover and accelerated job creation is needed, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to promote common sense policies that will spur economic growth and innovations, achieve meaningful regulatory reform, and protect consumers and the environment.”

A third-term Republican lawmaker from Mississippi, Gregg Harper was recently re-elected to a fourth term.

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WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, November 21st

1:00 pm

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, November 21st

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Four U.S. Navy aviators and one Italian navy pilot will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
The guest speaker will be Capt. Thomas E. Davis, USN (Ret.), who served as the commanding officer of Training Squadron Nine on board NAS Meridian from January 1966 until January 1967. He received his "Wings of Gold" in 1948. He served during the Korean War with Fighter Squadron 791 aboard USS Boxer and during the Vietnam War with Fighter Squadron 101 aboard USS Intrepid. He retired in 1978 after 33 years of naval service. Since retiring from the Navy, Captain Davis has operated a flight school at the Crystal River Airport, Crystal River, Fla., and has continued to fly to this day.
Those receiving "Wings of Gold" include:
Lt. j.g. John Goodrich, USN, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Goodrich completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Tyler Griffith, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Griffith completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Giuseppe Lamacchia, Italian navy, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Lamacchia completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. James Propst, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Propst completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Kelsey Wells, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 8. Wells completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.

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Meridian Main Street - Merry Meridian Activities - Nov. 19th - 23rd

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Event: Karaoke & All You Can Eat Tacos
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
Full Food Menu Available

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Event: St. Paul's Music Series.... Pianist Ian Hominick
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.2502
This concert is in memory of Tom Johnson.

Event:Thanksgiving Celebration
Location: Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library
Time: 4:15pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.4444
All children must register at the Children's Services Department before the Program. Ages 5-8

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Event: Dance Night WithDJ Yoda
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

Friday, November 21, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Ladies Night
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
Ladies get in free.Sound & Light by DJ Yoda

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Event: Miss Merry Meridian Pageant
Location: Union Train Station 2nd floor
Time: 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.481.5712
Age divisions are newborn to 2 years old; 3-4 years old; 5-7 years old; 8-11 years old; 12-14 years old; 15-18 years old. Contestants will compete in two events: Holiday Wear and Formal/Pageant Gown. Each age division will have princess and 1st alternate. The overall all high point winner from all age groups will be named the Miss Merry Meridian Queen and ride in the 2014 Meridan Christmas Parade on Dec. 6.

Event:Pre-Thanksgiving Gospel Music Concert
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 6:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.416.1630
FM Promotions proudly presents an Evening of Southern Gospel Music featuring the DOWN EAST BOYS QUARTET, MICHAEL COMBS, and 2ND MILE.

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: 2014 Trees of Christmas Opening Reception
Location:Merrehope/F.W. Williams
Time: 1pm-5pm
For More Information: Call 601.483.8439
This years theme is "Moments to Remember," featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment.

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar
Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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Meridian Main Street - Christmas Parade and Application ...

Parade is 5:00 pm

Downtown Meridian

It's time to send in your application for the
2014 Christmas Parade.
The Parade will be Dec. 6th at 5:00 pm
Deadline for entry is Nov. 29th

Call Rusty @ 601.693.7480 if you have any questions.

Meridian Main Street
2120 A 5th Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
601-693-7480




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JCJC’s art gallery features JCJC artists

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Jones County Junior College
ELLISVILLE – Two Jones County Junior College employees of the art department are the featured artists this month. Ceramics and art instructor, Melanie Eubanks and Eula Bass Lewis Gallery manager, Amy Walters will have their artwork on display in JCJC’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery from November 11, through December 10, 2014. The public is welcome to view the artwork on display at no charge.

Eubanks’ pottery usually has a theme and is always practical or functional. Since her first discovery of playing in the red clay, forming animal sculptures at her grandparent’s home in Mize, Eubanks’ work has predominantly focused on ceramic creations. In this show, Eubanks shares her interest in the history of ceramics.

“I take a lot of inspiration from the ceramic work of the Minoan civilization that pre-dates the ancient Greeks. Part of my interest in their work is the way they decorate their volumetric forms,” said Eubanks.

Her designs include painting inside the bowls and adding objects on the various pieces of clay art. Eubanks said she enjoys the simplicity and the connection to humanity’s origins that creating with clay offers in this technological age.

“Making objects with clay seems like a contrast to the digital age in which we live. Like many people I know, I embrace this age of technology and all that it has to offer as it quickly and dramatically reshapes the way we live our lives. At the same time, I find a real connection to my humanness through making and using handmade objects,” said Eubanks.

Her formal introduction to ceramics happened at the University of Southern Mississippi. She began teaching at JCJC in 1994 teaching ceramics, drawing and art history. She and her husband, who is also a ceramic artist, share a studio.

Walters’ artwork focuses mostly on the vibrant use of colors in her paintings. She uses thick layers of paint to give texture with figures, creating a scene or a story on the canvas.

“Viewers can use their own imagination to add to that story on the canvas which is fun! There are several musical themed paintings in this show because that has always been a favorite of mine, as well as the audience,” said Walters.

The JCJC graduate studied art at the University of Mississippi with an emphasis on painting. For more information about the JCJC art show contact the gallery at 601-477-4148 or visit the gallery which is normally open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon.

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

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EMCC ... Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

In an effort to promote degree and credential completion among Mississippi’s community college students, Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapters at each of the 15 community colleges will coordinate campus-wide Community College Completion Challenge (C4) events the week of Nov. 17. This marks the first time that system-wide, coordinated efforts have been held to promote completion at Mississippi’s community colleges (MSC4).
Individual Phi Theta Kappa chapters are in charge of leading their college’s events. Some of the programs scheduled include speakers, student commit to complete pledge and faculty and staff completion champion signing ceremonies, scavenger hunts and seminars.
The national C4 initiative began in 2010 when leaders of several national community college organizations signed Democracy’s Colleges: A Call to Action. These groups included Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the Center for Community College Student Engagement. The goal of this program is to produce 5 million more associate degree and certificate holders by 2020.


East Mississippi Community College
Scooba Campus Schedule of Events

Monday, November 17
• Campus email sent early to all students on Scooba Campus
• Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given hourly starting at 9 a.m. through Instagram and Facebook until prize is found *
• Phi Theta Kappa students will travel to ECCC to hear Dr. Rod Risley speak about Community College Completion Corps at 4 p.m.


Tuesday, November 18
Commit to Completion Banner in Student Union from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. *
• Students will be given information about college completion—stickers, brochures etc.
• Students will be asked to sign college completion pledge cards and banner
• Students signing can then bring back friends to sign the banner.
Collegefish Workshop, 2:30 p.m. in Stennis Hall 117 *
• PTK students will demonstrate using this transfer software available through PTK. This software allows students to search colleges and scholarships available after transferring from the community college. A student does not have to be a member of PTK to use the software.
Wednesday, November 19
PTK Founders Day Celebration/Final signing of Banner
Commit to Completion Banner in Student Union from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. *
• Students will be given information about college completion—stickers, brochures etc.
• Students will be asked to sign college completion pledge cards and banner
• Students signing can then bring back friends to sign the banner.
• Drawing for prizes at 12:45 p.m.

* Students will be able to register for prizes at each event attended.
Suzanne Monk
District Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879

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Annual Family & Friends Day Celebration

2:00 pm

New Salem M B Church LOCATED AT 5065 WHYNOT ALAMUCHA ROAD MERIDIAN, MS
You Are Invited TO THE
New Salem M B Church
LOCATED AT 5065 WHYNOT ALAMUCHA ROAD
MERIDIAN, MS.

Annual Family & Friends Day Celebration
2014
DATE: NOVEMBER 23RD, 2014
TIME: 2:00 P. M.

THE GUEST SPEAKER FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL BE
MINISTER JERRY JOHNSON, PASTOR OF SPRING HILL M B CHURCH KEWANEE, MS.
~~~~~
proverbs 18:24



“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”


~~~~~
Church Phone / fax: 601-644-0308
Pastor: MINISTER WILLIE A. THOMPSON
601-934-9900
E – Mail: saatwaat@yahoo.com

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FELLOWSHIP.

Holiday feast immediately after service

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10th Annual Christmas Musical Explosion

3:00 pm

New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Road - Meridian
Dear Christian Friends,
We are celebrating our 10th Annual Christmas Musical Explosion on Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 3:00 P. M.
You and your church family are cordially invited to come and worship with us in our Musical, Celebrating Jesus Christ.

Our Theme: “A Celebration of Our Saviors Birth in Song” Psalm 95: 1-3
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORDis a great God, and a great King above all gods

FEATURED GUEST:
NEW SALEM CHRISTMAS UNITED VOICES MASS CHOIR
WEST MT. MARIAH MB CHURCH CHOIR
THE W. C. GRIFFIN SINGERS
THE REVERAND DR. PHIL ERTHER

We are expecting a great celebration and we hope you will come and share with us as we give all praises and glory to our Lord and King.

Yours in His name,

Pastor, Willie A Thompson
1st Lady Sherry A Thompson, Co-Ordinator
Sister Sallie Willis, Choir President
Sister Jasmine Harbin, Corresponding Secretary

We are asking anyone who can to bring (1) canned food item.
Phone / Fax (601)644-0308- E-mail: saatwaat@yahoo.com

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“Under Age, Under Arrest” program

10:00 am

Aliceville High School
The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ...
Monday, Nov. 17, at Aliceville High School. The “Under Age, Under Arrest” program is part of the ABC Board’s educational and public awareness initiative to discourage underage and binge drinking.

The ABC Board is partnering in this initiative with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Alabama Citizens Action Program, Students Against Drunk Driving and law enforcement. The ABC Board is also working with the Pickens County Underage Drinking Task Force on this program.

The program will be at 10 a.m. at Aliceville High School

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Women's Conference

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East Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church 8089 Lauderdale Toomsuba Road Toomsuba, MS
Dear Christian Friends,

We, the pastor and members of the East Jerusalem MB, Church cordially invite your pastor and members to our 2014 Women’s Conference, Tuesday-Friday, December 2-5, 2014 at 7:00 PM and Saturday Morning, December 6, at 10:00 AM. Theme-“Bursting Forth from Bondage to Blessings”, Scripture: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” St. John 8:36.
Tuesday- Lady Celisa Coleman, New Canaan MB Church
Wednesday-Lady Rosalind Operton, Prince of Peace Fellowship Church
Thursday-Evangelist Pearl Huggins, First Apostolic Church
Friday-Evangelist Kajsa Cole, Firehouse Church
Saturday-Lady Christina Goodwin, Mt. Pigsah MB Church
Saturday Psalmist-Sis. Kimberly Kendrick
Please come and praise the Lord with us during this joyous week! Thank you for your prayers and support!!!!

Thank You,
Rev. Timothy T. Sears, Pastor
Sis. Brenda Mosley, Church Clerk

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Mississippi Give Big Day:

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Mississippi Give Big Day:
Choose Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education

Who: Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)

What: Mississippi Give Big Day

When: December 10, 2014 for 24 hours

Where: http://www.mississippigives.org

How: On December 10, 2014, click the link above and choose the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. Give to support placing teaching artists in schools to work with classroom teachers to offer students exciting, hands-on experiences to enhance learning.

MAAE is participating with over 100 non-profits throughout Mississippi through MississippiGives.org in this 24-campaign. Donations to MAAE will go to send Mississippi Teaching Artists to Mississippi Schools to support Mississippi students!



The Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education believes that every child deserves the arts in school. MAAE is the statewide, non-profit organization that supports a comprehensive and balanced Pre-K through Grade 12 Curriculum which includes the arts: Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Creative Movement, and Media Arts.
We have learned from the recent Stennis Institute Study on Arts in MS Schools that students learn best when they can incorporate the arts throughout academics. Students who experienced the arts scored higher when compared to students who had no arts in learning, and schools where the arts were integrated into academics were found to have reduced learning gaps significantly.
On December 10, we have an opportunity to support MAAE so that teaching artists can go into schools to work with classroom teachers to offer students exciting, hands-on experiences to enhance learning. For example, by combining visual arts with language arts, students draw and interpret what they are reading. By combining music with math, students explore order of operations in song. Drama with history allows students to bring events to life in memorable ways, and creative movement with science offers students the opportunity to be the seasons or the planets with their bodies.
MAAE is participating with over 100 non-profits throughout our state through MississippiGIVES.org in a 24 hour campaign. Just go to the MississippiGives.org website and click on MAAE. Donations will go to send MS Teaching Artists to MS schools to support MS students!

Charlotte B. Tabereaux, Ph.D.
Education Director
MSU Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts
2200 Fifth St.
Meridian, MS 39301
Ph: 601-696-2204
FAX: 601-696-2300
www.msurileycenter.com
ctabereaux@riley.msstate.edu

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DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE ...

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DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE AGAINST RIVAL MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
The Statesmen claim the 1st year title for promoting organ & tissue donation awareness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14th, 2014-Flowood, MS –Delta State University claimed its first Donor Challenge victory against Mississippi College by winning the 2014 organ, eye and tissue donation awareness campus campaign between the two rivals. Organized by the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the Donor Challenge is a form of college outreach that promotes the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. The program provides education, volunteer training and gives college students a chance to register as donors while encouraging donor designations campus-wide among fellow students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans.
During the four week challenge period, Delta State accounted for more donor designations than Mississippi College. Campus totals were based on a unique scoring system that fully credited new donor designations and utilized a point system for existing designations from fans, students, alumni, faculty and staff that identified their donor status. DSU tallied 341.75 points which accounted for 234 new donor designations and 431 existing designations. MC finished close behind with 311 points (267 new donor designations, 216 existing designations). The 501 new donor designations from DSU and MC exceeded the total of 498 posted in the 2014 Donor Challenge series between the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi that ended in mid-October. USM claimed a second Donor Challenge win in three years by collecting more donor designations than both Ole Miss and Mississippi State combined.
“Being part of the 2014 Donor Challenge was a lot of work, but it has been very rewarding,” said DSU Senior nursing student, Mary Hodges. “During the 10 events we hosted, I have had the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and the community that I would not have had the chance to even meet without this challenge. I especially loved hearing the personal stories about organ donation. It was a great experience and provided a chance for us to work together for a great cause.”
“It has been so much fun over the last month watching our students get involved in the Donor Challenge,” said Allison Hayes, a Nursing Instructor at Mississippi College. “From day one they have been thinking of new ways to recruit donors. I am so proud of their eagerness and desire to recruit new donors and be involved in helping give the gift of life to those in need.”
“We were blown away by the effort put forth by both Delta State and Mississippi College in this inaugural year of their Donor Challenge,” said Chuck Stinson, Director of Marketing and Media Relations for MORA. “They put together a truly amazing effort- motivating students, staff, alumni, and gathering support on their respective campuses and within their community. That is exhibited by the fact that this Donor Challenge, between two smaller student bodies, surpassed that of the one between the three largest universities in the state."
Both the MC School of Nursing and Delta State Student Nurses Association will receive a $500 donation from MORA after attaining all Donor Challenge performance standards that included a volunteer training session, a minimum of four registration events and a minimum of 150 new donor designations.
Alcorn State University and Jackson State University are in the final week of their respective Donor Challenge that ends today. You can register as an organ and tissue donor to support either of these schools on-line at www.msora.org/donorchallenge.
At present, more than 1,400 Mississippians and 123,000+ Americans are in need of a lifesaving transplant. A new patient is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes and an average of 18 people die each day awaiting a lifesaving transplant that never comes. One organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 50 recipients or more. To register as an organ, eye and tissue donor go to www.donatelifems.org.
For more information contact:
Chuck Stinson
Director of Marketing & Media Relations
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
cstinson@msora.org
601. 936.8610 (work)
601.383.1221(cell)

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Usher Day Program

2:30 pm

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 2614 13th Street Meridian, MS
Usher Day Program
Dec. 14th at 2:30 pm
(601) 482-7983
Rev. Walter Patrick is the pastor of the church

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Author, Ben Wynne at Jimmie Rodgers Museum ...

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jimmie Rodgers Museum Highland Park Meridian, MS
ATTENTION! BOOK SIGNING AND READING AND VISITING WITH THE AUTHOR! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM 11-1, FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM DURING THESE HOURS.

Name of the book ... In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WAY FOR US TO ESTABLISH THE MUSUEM AS A SOURCE FOR EDUCATION AND HISTORY FOR MUSIC AND JIMMIE RODGERS. PLEASE TELL MUSIC LOVERS ABOUT THIS.
BEN WYNNE SPOKE AT THE JIMMIE RODGERS SYMPOSIUM LAST MAY ABOUT THIS BOOK. It is very interesting.

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/life/2014/10/25/author-ben-wynne-charley-patton-jimmie-rodgers/17911679/’

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

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Harvest Grill
618 22nd Avenue
Thursday, November 13th
4 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express
1399 Roebuck Drive
Thursday, November 20th
4:30 p.m.

Anderson Urology Clinic
1600 20th Avenue, Medical Towers III, 3rd Floor
Friday, November 21st
10:30 a.m.

J&B Athletics
4900 Poplar Springs Drive, Suite 12
Tuesday, November 25th
2 p.m.


Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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St. Paul's Music Concert Nov. 20th ... CANCELLED!!

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St. Paul's Episcopal
St. Paul's Music Concert Nov. 20th ... CANCELLED!!

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“A Jingle Jazz Christmas” with Toys for Tots at JCJC

7:00 pm

Bobby Shows Exhibit Hall in the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center, located in the Howard Technology Park in Ellisville
“A Jingle Jazz Christmas” with Toys for Tots at JCJC

ELLISVILLE –The Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department is inviting the public to start the holidays with, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas,” featuring the JC Jazz Band and JC Voices. The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes will be Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. in the Bobby Shows Exhibit Hall in the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center, located in the Howard Technology Park in Ellisville. There’s one twist to this holiday gathering, the students and faculty in the JCJC Fine Arts Department request that you bring one new unwrapped toy for the “Toys for Tots” program as your admission to the concert. Toys, including sports equipment, board games and plush animals will be given to a child in our area this Christmas.

“We are thrilled to partner with the local branch of the Marine Reserves to support Toys for Tots. Many of our students are on scholarship and they look forward to performances like this one where they can give back to the community and showcase their talent,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

In return for your donation, Jones music students will provide an evening of beautiful holiday favorites like, “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and big band Christmas favorites performed by JC Jazz, under the direction of Jeff Brown. The audience will also be serenaded by the JCJC select vocal ensemble, JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith and accompanied by Dr. Victoria Johnson. JC Voices will sing several selections with JC Jazz, including “Gettin’ in the Mood for Christmas,” and the classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The ensemble will also share popular tunes like the sentimental theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas, “Christmas Time is Here,” as well as an arrangement of “The Man with a Bag and Santa Baby,” along with several cherished sacred selections.

The Toys for Tots program started in 1947 with Colonel William L. Hendricks whose vision to provide needy children with toys at Christmas started with one doll, handmade by his wife, and now serves all 50 states with millions in toys and monetary donations collected each year. For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of JC Jazz


Saxophones
Cale Green - Laurel
Jordan Sanders - Ellisville
Harlan Mapp - Hattiesburg
Terry Jackson - Hattiesburg
Billy Loper - Seminary

Trumpets
Caleb Guilbeau – Ellisville
Sophia Daniel – Kokomo
Marshal Steen - Brandon
Bryce Kinzer – Gautier
Trombones
Leah Dueitt - Neely
Sam Cruz - Pensacola, FL

Dobey Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Guitar
Micah Moffett – Magee

Bass
Dustin Logan - Soso

Drums
Zach Biglane – Ellisville

Members of JC Voices


Ashley Adams, Laurel, MS
Reagan Arnold, Collins, MS
Daniel Coats, Taylorsville, MS
Brian Doyle, Taylorsville, MS
Leah Dueitt, Neely, MS
Lauryn Easley, Laurel, MS
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins, MS
Steve Jones, Starkville, MS
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg, MS
Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg, MS
Ashley Mills, Waynesboro, MS
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach, MS
Shaquille Shelwood, Ellisville, MS
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg, MS
Morgan Smith, Laurel, MS
David Walker, Laurel, MS
Gary Young, Ellisville, MS



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

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events

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Events Calendar ... November 10th - 16th
Vol. lll No. 98

Monday, November 10, 2014

Event: 15% off Framing
Location:Lucas Road
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.483.0028
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine
Location: Weidmann's
Time: Every Monday
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: TV Sale
Location: Hooper Electric Supply Co.
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2668
50" Flat screen televisions starting as low as $399.97

Event:Suit Sale
Location:Sam's Fashion
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2731
Buy any designer suit for $150, get the second for $50

Event:Fruit Trees
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Lemon, lime, apple, plum, pear, fig, olive, pecan, pomegranate, muscadine, blackberry, kumquat, grapefruit, nectarine, peach!

Event: Dress Sale
Location: Bambino
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.5253
Glitz pageant dresses 20% off.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meridian Main Street will be closed today in observance of Veteran's Day

Event:Veteran's Day Ceremony & Parade
Location: The Doughboy Monument
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.481.3949
6th street and 23rd Ave.12 noon -Luncheon for Veteran's at VFW Post 79 on Old Hwy 80 across from the Army Reserve training center. At 3pm The Veteran's Parade starts.

Event:Facebook Sale
Location: LaBiche Jewelers
Time: 9am
For More Information: Call 601.693.6071
Every Tuesday morning at 9am, an item with a Terrific sale price will be posted! It will be available on a first come, first served basis for that day only!

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location:AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.832
Come in and see how you can stay virus and malware free.

Event:Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Event: Karaoke & All You Can Eat Tacos
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 5pm-10:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$10 For all you can eat tacos, $3 Pitchers; 18 to get in, 21 to drink;
Full Food Menu Available

Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 6pm - 8pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Event: Randy Newman
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: Pre-Show 6pm, Show 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$59, $53, Randy Newman is one of popular music's great songwriters, known for his reedy voice and humorous lyrics that are often sarcastic and always observant. Newman has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning twice. Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend. Since the 1980s Newman has worked mostly as a film composer, scoring films such as the Toy Story series, The Natural, Seabiscuit, Monsters, Inc., and The Princess and the Frog, to name only a few.

Event: The King & I
Location: McCain Theater, Meridian Community College
Time: 7pm (Nov 13-15)
For More Information: Call 601.483.8241
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

Event: Puddle of Mudd
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$20 Tickets In Advance, $25 At The Door,18 to get in, 21 to drink

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Event:Friday's Flowers
Location: Saxon's Flowers & Gifts
Time: 9am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.6734
$12 wrapped bouquets or ½ price on stems.

Event: MUM Day
Location: Meridian Underground Music
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.485.1363
Receive a gift or a discount on your purchase when wearing a MUM t-shirt on Fridays.

Event: Live Music
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 7pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.

Event: Ladies Night
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
Ladies get in free.Sound & Light by DJ Yoda

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Event: CandyBone
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson
Location:Weidmann's
Time: 10am - 4pm
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Event: The King & I
Location: McCain Theater, Meridian Community College
Time: 2pm
For More Information: Call 601.483.8241
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar
Meridian Main Street is an award winning not-for-profit, public/private partnership working in concert with others for the revitalization of downtown Meridian. To join Main Street, call 601.693.7480 or visit our website http://meridianmainstreet.com. Like us on Facebook: Meridian Main Street

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JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs

7:00 pm

Jones County Junior College ... in the chapel
JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College sophomore music student, Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg invites the public to hear his last performance on the saxophone before graduation. This final performance by Mapp on Monday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in the JCJC chapel will include the musical works by Paul Creston and George Frideric Handel.
As a member of the JCJC saxophone quintet, Mapp will join the group as it rounds out the program with a set of Renaissance pieces including, Fats Waller's “Ain't Misbehavin’,” and Anders Edenroth's “Bumblebee,” arranged by Harlan Mapp.

The recital is free and open to the public and is part of Mapp’s music degree requirements for JCJC.

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

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MERIDIAN, Miss. — It’s Harvest time! Grand Opening of Harvest Grill

4:00 pm

Harvest grill Downtown - Meridian, MS
MERIDIAN, Miss. — It’s Harvest time!

Harvest Grill, downtown Meridian’s new venue for great food and gatherings, invites everyone to its grand opening on Wednesday, November 12. The restaurant will open at 4 p.m. for Happy Hour, during which all drinks and appetizers will be 30 percent off the regular price. At 5 p.m., dinner service will begin.

“We’re tremendously excited to share our Cross-Country Cuisine,” said Chef and Owner Marshall Gilmore. “This is a labor of love for me and my wife, Mary, and our whole staff. You’re always a little nervous when you put your heart and soul on the line like this. But the reaction of everyone who has tried the food so far has been even better than I could have dreamed.”

The inventive food reflects Marshall’s travels across America, plus his Mississippi roots. Many of the dishes showcase fresh, healthy seasonal produce as well as seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. A number of vegetable-based appetizers and side dishes accommodate the health concerns of today’s diners.
Marshall has worked as a chef at several restaurants in Hawaii and Colorado.

“Having lived on an island and in the middle of the Rocky Mountains,” he said, “fresh produce wasn’t always accessible. Now I have a new appreciation for the great food grown right outside our door.”

Signature dishes include a Pizza of the Day appetizer; oysters chargrilled or on the half shell; a Harvest House Salad with field greens, bleu cheese crumbles, grape tomatoes, shaved red onion, croutons, honey spiced walnuts, and sherry vinaigrette; a house-ground Harvest Burger; a Jamaican Jerk-Crusted Cobia fish dish; Blackened Pork Tenderloin; and both filet and rib-eye steaks.


The restaurant makes a point of being affordable as well as creative. At dinner, entrees start at $16 (the Grilled Chicken and the Roasted Root Gnocchi) and top out at just $28 (the Filet). And that includes side dishes.

Among those side dishes are sautéed spinach, brussels sprouts and bacon, Parmesan Truffle Fries, Kale Chips, and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes. Desserts range from s’mores cooked tableside to the Chocolate Molten, a gooey concoction served with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Harvest Grill also has a children’s menu.
The restaurant has carefully chosen its wines and beers to complement the cuisine or simply to be enjoyed on their own. The bar serves a full range of cocktails, and the bartenders are having fun devising a variety of fall specialty drinks.

The main dining room, the bar, the covered outdoor patio, and the private upstairs room all feel casual, relaxed, and friendly. The understated contemporary décor features a color palette of dark slate, grays, and blues with copper accents, all playing off the exposed-brick walls. Diners will feel comfortable in anything from everyday jeans to evening wear for dressy occasions at the nearby MSU Riley Center.

After Wednesday’s grand opening, the celebration of Harvest Grill’s debut will continue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The festivities will include free appetizers.

On Friday, Harvest Grill will again open for Happy Hour at 4 and dinner at 5. Starting Saturday, November 15, the restaurant will begin operating on its full schedule, opening for both lunch and dinner. Normal business hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

Happy Hour discounts of 30 percent on drinks and appetizers will apply from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Happy Hour is actually Happy Two Hours in order to make it easier for patrons to enjoy a bit of relaxation after work without having to sneak away early.

Mary Gilmore, Marshall’s wife and partner, said Harvest Grill will pay special attention to the convenience of downtown workers during lunchtime. “We know the workforce has a small window of time to eat lunch,” she said, “so we’d like to cater to their needs by serving foods that are healthy, quick, and affordable.”
The restaurant can provide food, beverages, and private accommodations for parties, dinners, work meetings, and other gatherings on the outdoor patio, which seats 36, or in the upstairs room, which can hold up to 20 people.

Harvest Grill is at 618 22nd Avenue in historic downtown Meridian. The space once housed the fondly remembered Davis Grill. The telephone number is 601-282-5069.

For more information, including lunch and dinner menus, see the Harvest Grill website at www.harvestgrillms.com. For up-to-the-minute news and special announcements, see the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HarvestGrill.



Harvest Grill grand opening week schedule:
• Wednesday, November 12: Grand opening. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m., dinner starting at 5 p.m.
• Thursday, November 13: Ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m.
• Friday, November 14: Happy Hour 4-6 p.m., dinner starting at 5 p.m.
• Saturday, November 15: Normal hours begin:
o Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.)
o Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.)
o Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
o Monday, closed

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U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section ...

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Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 9th, 2014 -- Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the Lower Mississippi River (Miles 632 - 635) near Fair Landing, Arkansas and 30 miles south of Helena, Arkansas, with a less than10-hour daily delay.

The Corps and Coast Guard imposed river restrictions during daylight hours along this narrow river reach to allow for important repairs to the banks damaged during the Great Flood of 2011. The annual bank protection (revetment) program must be performed when river levels permit (typically between August and December). The work can't be performed during high river stages occurring during the rest of the year.. Annual revetment work aids navigation, flood control and flood risk reduction. During this year's maintenance restriction at Fair Landing, approximately 60 tows pushing a total of 497 southbound and 324 northbound barges have waited while the revetment work progresses.

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, was on site today and he said, "We are committed to keeping the river open each day until the queue of barges passes the restricted area." He added, "If for some reason the queue has not cleared by daylight, we will postpone beginning our revetment work until all of the vessels are thru this section of the river." Commerce is able to move on the river from dusk to dawn.

The Corps and Coast Guard are also re-buoying this three mile section of river to help widen the channel. A northbound 24 barge test tow successfully passed thru the widened river section, and we understand the urgency to quickly open for larger tows. This will help speed the clearing of the daily queue as limited size northbound barges can pass the work area during daylight hours. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and fewer restrictions may result as early as Monday, November 17th. At that time, the sinking unit will move to a wider section of Fair Landing.

The Corps will continue its frequent dialogue with industry representatives and Coast Guard officials to deliver the high value commercial artery, and to assess the situation. Future decisions will be based on the needs of commerce and river conditions so that river traffic will experience limited delays.

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Quitman High School BIG BLUE CREW Raffle Fundraiser

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The band parents of the QHS Big Blue Crew is having a raffle. The ticket is $10.00 each--does not have to be present to win. To purchase a ticket contact Mrs. Brown at 601-659-4635---between the hours 9:00am--to 3:00pm--- Monday - Saturday--please leave a message if no answer.

QHS BIG BLUE CREW
presents
DELTA AIRLINES "COME FLY WITH US"

Two (2) - $1,000 Travel Gift Certificates (Cards)
To any of Delta's 325 destinations within 60 countries on 6 continents
Drawing Dec. 9, 2014 @ 6:30 pm-Quitman High School Band Christmas Concert
--do not have to be present to win--
tickets: $10 each

Beverly Brown
601-659-4635

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ALGIX Grand Opening of New SOLAPLAST Facility in Meridian, MS

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ALGIX SOLAPLAST Facility 5168 Water Tower Road, Meridian, MS 39301 in the Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park
ALGIX Grand Opening of New SOLAPLAST Facility in Meridian, MS
Plastic is the problem. ALGIX is the solution.
 When: Friday, November 14th, tours beginning at 11:00 AM, presentations at 2:00 PM , and hors d’oeuvres at 3:00 PM
 Where: 5168 Water Tower Road, Meridian, MS 39301 in the Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park
 Questions and RSVP: Katie VanDrunen at katie.vandrunen@algix.com
Algix is a new and innovative company, bringing green technology, solutions to wastewater treatment, and jobs to the eastern Mississippi and western Alabama area. Algix is taking protein-rich aquatic biomass (ex. algae) and producing sustainable bioplastic materials that can be used for a variety of industries and purposes.
During the grand opening there will be tours of the facility, special presentations and a time to enjoy some food and drinks and mingle with the Algix team. This is a great opportunity to get more information about this new and exciting business that has come to the area and get any questions answered that you might have about what we do.
If you plan on joining us from out of town, we have some rooms blocked off at the Meridian Drury Inn and Suites (phone, 601-483-5570) where you can make a reservation.
We hope to see you at the grand opening!

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Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration

9:00 am

Poplar Springs Elementary School Main Parking Lot
Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration
Tuesday, November 11 – 9:00 a.m.
PSE Main Parking lot
PSE students and staff will honor and remember family members and friends who have served and currently serve in the military. This ceremony will end with students placing flags in the boulevard located on Poplar Springs Drive.


Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Presbyterian Christian wins second JCJC Bobcat Math League’s Super Bowl Championship

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Presbyterian Christian wins second JCJC Bobcat Math League’s Super Bowl Championship

ELLISVILLE –Presbyterian Christian had to come from behind to beat newcomers, Oak Grove High School in the final round to become the two-time, consecutive “Super Bowl” of Math Champions in the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League. It all came down to the twentieth question in the final round of the final playoffs before the Bobcats could walk away with the prize money which includes $2,500 for students to split and $2,500 for the math coach, scholarships and the Championship title.

“We had to overcome a lot of trials to get to this point. This was the hardest road to the championship,” said PCS senior, Jacob von Herrmann.

After six weeks of regular season competition amongst 22 high schools participating in the BML, the top scoring teams in each of the four divisions battled it out November 5, at JCJC in the double-elimination final playoffs between eight teams: PCS, Oak Grove, Sacred Heart, Stringer, Northeast Jones, South Jones, Wayne County and Mt. Olive.

The first time PCS and Oak Grove met in the regular season it was close and the final playoffs seemed more intense. Just when the PCS Bobcats thought Oak Grove’s Allen Huang was impossible to beat to the buzzer, and hopes of another win were fading, PCS junior, Alicia Brown managed to get through a couple of times and score some points. The first half ended with PCS scoring 23, and Oak Grove proving to be tough competitors, had 53 points.

After a team meeting, Brown came out of the half-time break on fire and she seemingly got “hot” on the buzzer. She buzzed in first, eight times with PCS’s Sam Lucas and Oak Grove’s Allen Huang getting to the buzzer just once. Brown also managed to answer correctly five times with teammates, Zoe Fokakis, Lucas and von Hermann managing to earn the four extra bonus points on each opportunity to catch up to the Warriors. Their efforts almost stopped Oak Grove from running away with the championship.

“Once I learned to time the buzzer better, or wait until it was activated I knew we could do it,” said Brown.

Presbyterian Christian math coach and Alicia’s mother, Melissa Brown gave the team simple instructions, which they followed after half-time. On the eighteenth question, Brown won the buzzer race but she gave a wrong answer allowing Oak Grove’s Ruby Liang and Cole Sisson’s correct answers to steal back the lead from PCS with a 59 to 63 score. Brown stayed focused and gained control of the next toss up question with Fokakis and von Herrmann getting the bonus questions to pull ahead of the Warriors by just three points, 66 to 63, and allowing PCS to regain the lead. JCJC math instructor and moderator, Bob Stevens read the last question and Brown quickly got on the board winning the five point question to put PCS ahead, 71 to 63, and becoming the Super Bowl winner and Bobcat Math League Champions for the second year in a row.

“I am so proud of this group for never giving up. The competition level was so high. It is amazing to win two years in a row,” said Coach Brown.

The Bobcat team said their division was probably the most difficult with Lawrence County, the 2013 runner-ups, Sacred Heart who is a fierce team that placed fifth in 2013 and came into the final round as the third ranked team, and two tough newcomers to the BML, Columbia Academy and second ranked, Oak Grove.

“We’re glad Oak Grove joined this year,” said Alicia Brown. “They added a lot to the competition and were tough adversaries.”

As the runner-up team, Oak Grove mathletes will receive $1,500 to split and the coaches will split $1,500.

Sacred Heart and the fourth ranked team coming into the playoffs, Stringer Attendance Center managed to keep both top teams on their toes during the final playoffs. Each team came within a few points from earning one of the top spots.

“Stringer was harder to beat than we thought they were going to be. Key’Shawn Kennedy greatly improved this season and he’s fast on the buzzer,” said PCS junior, Sam Lucas.

Stringer won the inaugural Bobcat Math League Championship in 2012, beating PCS. The Red Devils came in second place in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This year, both Sacred Heart and Stringer teams tied for third place in the final playoffs, earning $1,000 for each team and $1,000 for each team’s math coaches. Wayne County and Northeast Jones teams, tied for fifth place, earning $1,000 and each team’s math coaches will receive $1,000. South Jones and Mt. Olive each earned $500 for their teams and coaches with a tie for seventh place.

All of the final playoff teams except for Wayne County and Mt. Olive have made it to the final playoffs since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012. However, Wayne County was the first team to win the one-day Math Bowl contest held in 2008 and they won the last Math Bowl competition in 2011.

Columbia Academy’s Joel Hitt earned the title, the Most Outstanding Player for the regular season by answering the most questions correctly. He took home a Howard Computer laptop for this honor. The top nine individual scorers were named to the All-League Team. They are: Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy; Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart; Cole Sisson-Oak Grove; Alicia Brown-PCS; Ruby Liang-Oak Grove; Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove; Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer; Jacob von Herrmann-PCS and Sam Lucas-PCS.

Each of the 22 team’s regulars season Most Outstanding Players were also recognized at JCJC: Bay Springs: Cauley Mayo; Collins: Paullexia Flowers; Columbia Academy: Joel Hitt; Heidelberg Academy: Jordan Lewis; Laurel High: Joshua Wright; Lawrence Co: Layton Powell; Mt. Olive: Josh Saucier; Northeast Jones: Obrie Scarbrough; Oak Grove: Cole Sisson; Perry Central: David Benefield; Presbyterian Christian: Alicia Brown; Quitman: Amber Rowell; Raleigh: Allie Boyd; Richton: Ava Calvert; Sacred Heart: Matthew Gallardo; Seminary: Xa'Kerriah Wheeler; South Jones: Thomas Gunell; Stringer: Key'Shawn Kennedy; Sylva Bay: Delaney Bassett; Taylorsville: John David Blackwell; Wayne Co: Maggie Ford and West Jones: Abbey Graham.

“We are very proud of this year's teams,” said BML Commissioner, Dr. Jessica Bunch. “The coaches and players have worked really hard, dedicating time and energy to the competition and it really shows. We appreciate our sponsors and the interest they have in the Math League. Their commitment to this endeavor means a great deal to all involved.”
Bobcat Math League supporter and Laurel realtor, Chris Wilson has served as the Math Bowl and Math League’s community liaison since 2009. Together with JCJC, he shares the goals of the Math League to the community and high schools hoping to accomplish these goals: Increase math interest in a greater number of students; to increase Mississippi standardized test scores and ACT math scores; to increase the number of students entering college and to foster community relations among high schools, businesses and JCJC. Sponsors of the 2014 JCJC Bobcat Math League include Wade Creekmore (Co-Founder of Cellular South), Cellular South (C-Spire) Foundation, Chisholm Foundation, Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, Mrs. Sandra Wright (Magnolia Realty), Mississippi Power, Corner Market and Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Howard Industries).
For more information about Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League, contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or 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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39th Year Anniversary of The Park Fall Festival- Maynor Creek Reservoir

10:00 am

Maynor Creek Reservoir Waynesboro, MS
Maynor Creek Reservoir in Wayneboro will host the 39th Annual
Park Fall Festival
Nov. 22nd at Maynor Creek Reservoir
Beginning at 10:00 am
Admission for the day will only be $1.50 per person
Pleanty of vendors, music, food and other entertainment.
For info ... (601) 735-4365 or (601) 410-7507

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EMBDC Recognizes October Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes October Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its October Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Jennifer Booker with WMDN/WGBC-TV, second place went to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center, and third place was awarded to Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Lisa Sollie with MSU Meridian. 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 is 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.

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Marketing and Public Relations Director, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.

Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Free Clinic of Meridian

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Free Clinic of Meridian
Meridian, MS ¬ - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Free Clinic of Meridian. The new medical center is located at 4707 Poplar Springs Drive in Meridian.
The Free Clinic of Meridian will provide free medical care for those in the area who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, but who do not earn enough to afford health insurance. The clinic will be staffed by volunteer medical professionals.

There is an application process and patients will be seen by appointment only after verification of the information given during the application process. For more information, please contact the Free Clinic of Meridian at 601-286-5551 or www.freeclinicofmeridian.com.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are offered to all members of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.
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 .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.


Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Harvest Grill Ribbon Cutting
618 22nd Avenue
Thursday, November 13th
4 p.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, November 17th
12 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express
Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting
1399 Roebuck Drive
Thursday, November 20th
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.
Bob Luke
Chairman
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

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JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

7:00 pm

Jones County Junior College M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium
JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will host its annual Most Beautiful Pageant on Tuesday, November 11, at 7 p.m.
in the M. P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium.
The pageant is sponsored by the JCJC yearbook staff.

Twenty-five contestants will compete for the title of Most Beautiful. Serving as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening will be Allyson Scott Knotts, public
relations director for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

Entertainment will be provided by the JC Jazz band, Jones OnStage show choir members and Joe Mauldin on piano.

Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for those with a valid JCJC ID. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there is no reserved seating.
For more information, call 601-477-4109.

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

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Thanksgiving give away

10:30 am

New Life Independent Baptist Church 2911 6th Avenue Meridian, MS
There will be a Thanksgiving give away to those in need in the community. We are showing our appreciation to the community by hosting this event on November 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The location that the benefit will be held is New Life Independent Baptist Church at 2911 6th Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301.
It is important that people in the community in need know that there is someplace that is providing a hot meal for them and anyone in need during this Thanksgiving season. We are reaching out to the individuals of South Harbor Shelter and the Salvation Army Shelter that are in need of a hot meal to come out and partake in this blessed event.
We are asking for donations from the community to help with this event. These donations can be monetary, or you can help us by donating food, plates, cups, napkins, eating utensils, sodas, water, or any item that will help us to make this event a success.
Pastor Paul Clayton
Telephone: 601.917.8128

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JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing

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JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing.

ELLISVILLE – English instructor at Jones County Junior College and new author, Dr. David Lowery is inviting the public to join in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry, “Bounded in a Nutshell” on Thursday, November 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Laurel Library, located at 530 Commerce St. for a book signing.

The former Northeast Jones high school instructor and Quitman high school graduate, Dr. Lowery said the book began as a challenge with his wife, Jennifer more than two years ago. His book, “Bounded in a Nutshell” is the result of his “artistic” challenge.

“In late 2011, Jennifer and I decided that we would have a ‘year of challenges’ in 2012. We wanted to do something each month that we considered a challenge--something we had never done before,” explained Dr. Lowery. “I started writing poetry and because it was so different from the academic type of writing I had been doing, I decided to continue. When I had a significant number of poems, I decided to do something with this collection that I had been working on.”

The decision to pursue publishing his first collection of poetry has resulted in, “Bounded in a Nutshell.” The online description of the book enables readers to be, “able to see life in all of its varied eccentricities. From simple reflections of family life to vivid images of places that he has visited, Lowery is able to capture the importance and simplicity of day-to-day living in his poems. His keen eye makes note of the little things in life-effects that we most often ignore-and presents to the reader musings that help us see the importance of everything around us.”

Readers might even catch a reference to his favorite author, Shakespeare! Dr. Lowery's book can be found in the JCJC Bookstore, Xlibris.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble and at the Laurel Library on November 13, at his book signing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The 2012 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year and two-time STAR Teacher recipient, Dr. Lowery holds a doctorate degree in English education from Mississippi State University, both graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and his Associate's Degree from JCJC. Some of his previous articles have appeared in “The Reading Professor, Journal of Case Studies in Education” and “Mississippi Professional Educators Journal.” In addition to teaching at Jones, Dr. Lowery has taught education courses as an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University and William Carey University. Dr. Lowery and his wife, Dr. Jennifer H. Lowery, have two sons, Noah and Owen.

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

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Harvest Grill
618 22nd Avenue
Thursday, November 13th
4 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express
1399 Roebuck Drive
Thursday, November 20th
4:30 p.m.

Anderson Urology Clinic
1600 20th Avenue, Medical Towers III, 3rd Floor
Friday, November 21st
10:30 a.m.

Meredith Rea
Manager, Chamber of Commerce
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

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"Dancing Like the Stars", An Evening with Elegance

Call for Infformation

Frank Cochran Center Highland Park
"Dancing Like the Stars", An Evening with Elegance

Join us on Friday, December 5th as we give you the biggest and best charity event of the year! Cheer on your favorite couples as they battle it out on the dance floor. Enjoy dancing the night away to the sounds of Carey Smith and his Big Band. Watch in awe of our special guest performances! Tickets are on-sale now for $50 and include dinner and show. Proceeds go to support the Care Lodge of East MS. Tables seat 8 people. Call 601-934-1414 to reserve your seating

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Meridian Activity Center - Events and Notices

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Meridian Activity Center
Meridian Activity Center - Events and Notices

Bingo Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meridian Activity Center will be closed Tuesday,
November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day

AARP meeting at Meridian Activity Center Wednesday,
November 12, 2014

Meridian Activity Center will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of
Thanksgiving Day

Kathy Anderson
Interim Director
Meridian Activity Center

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Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP)

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Oneda Morrison Housing Resource Center 527 Black Bears Way Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
AVOID FORECLOSURE and MORTGAGE SCAMS

If you are delinquent on your mortgage or struggling to pay your mortgage, please call us.

Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc. is a HUD approved housing counseling agency with certified counselors on staff to assist you with solutions to avoid foreclosure.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with certified counselors about their mortgage concerns. Assistance with requesting help with your mortgage is FREE!

Call us to receive invaluable information that may save your home!


Mortgage Default/Foreclosure Prevention
STOP FORECLOSURE* REDUCE PAYMENTS* KNOW YOUR MORTGAGE * AVOID SCAMS
Call to schedule an appointment
Oneda Morrison Housing Resource Center
527 Black Bears Way
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
For more information contact Stacey Cotton
(205) 469-0388


For more information, please contact Stacey Taggart-Cotton
(205) 469-0388.

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Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Employment Information Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am

West Point Civic Center
What: Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Employment
Information Session
When: Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: West Point Civic Center
Why: YTMM representatives will discuss recruitment process training and application requirements with potential employees.

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Meridian Community College for November 2014

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Meridian Community College
Astronomy Lecture, Mars: The Red Planet, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Admission is free. Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

MCC Foundation Membership Celebration, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., Northwood Country Club, Kathy Brookshire, 601-484-8612.

The Big Event Student Registration, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-1:50 p.m., Graham Gymnasium, Deanna Smith, 601-484-8895.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wreaths: Fall and Holiday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word, advanced, Nov. 6, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word, advanced, Nov. 6- 20, 5:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Phi Beta Lambda Chapter March of Dimes Walk, Nov. 8, 10 a.m., MCC Track. Flora Sumrall, 601-484-8722.

MCC Community and Business Development class, ServeSafe Food Seminar, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Culinary Arts building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Basketball: Nov. 10, MCC vs. Pensacola, 5:30 p.m., women; Nov. 19, MCC vs. Holmes, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.

MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Nov. 10, 11 and 13, 4:30-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education Class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Nov. 10,5:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Holiday Centerpieces, Nov. 10 (Thanksgiving) and Nov. 17 (Christmas), 601-482-7445.

Veterans Day Program, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Graham Gymnasium. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, The King and I, Nov. 13-15, 7 p.m., Nov. 16, 2 p.m. McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. 601-484-8696.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Customer Service, Nov. 17-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Christmas Holiday Centerpieces, Nov. 17, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Pretty Presents, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Artisan Breads Cooking Class, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of MCC art. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Nov. 21, 1 p.m., MCC EMSA building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Nov. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.

College closed for Thanksgiving observance, Nov. 26-30. Classes resume Dec. 1.

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EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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SCOOBA – The community is invited to light up East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus Nov. 10 during the Turkey Chase Glow Run.
EMCC Event Coordinator Kate McCarty said the free event is aimed at promoting healthy habits, such as running or walking.
“This is just a fun way to get people moving with a little twist on an old activity. Since the sun will be down by 7 p.m., we’ll pass out glow bracelets and necklaces and have a glow in the dark fun run, or walk,” she said.
Registration for the event take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field on the Scooba campus and the event will begin at 7. Everyone is invited. Scooba Junction will provide water and snacks for participants and the winners in each age group will receive a gift card.
In other community services, EMCC is also partnering with the Classy Cats of East Kemper Elementary School for a canned food drive.
Donations can be dropped at McCarty’s office in the Davis Administration building on the Scooba campus, the EMCC Housing Office on the Scooba campus and East Kemper Elementary.
The food drive will benefit families from the community and Love’s Kitchen. The last day to donate is Nov. 19.
For more information on both events, contact McCarty at (662) 475-5035 or kneely@eastms.edu

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Town Hall Meeting
"Vision Meridian"
MSU Riley Center
Wednesday, November 5th
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Harvest Grill Ribbon Cutting
618 22nd Avenue
Thursday, November 13th
4 p.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, November 17th
12 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express
Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting
1399 Roebuck Drive
Thursday, November 20th
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

EMBDC Annual Meeting
MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Thursday, January 22nd
11:30 a.m.

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Peavey Electronics® /26th annual Jack Daniel's® World Championship Invitational Barbecue

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November 3, 2014, Meridian, MS – Music and audio innovators Peavey Electronics® recently sponsored the 26th annual Jack Daniel's® World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Barbecue teams, judges and 25,000 fans from around the world gathered on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Lynchburg, TN to celebrate barbecue culture, music and more.

After heated competition between some of the world’s most renowned barbecue chefs, Des Moines, Iowa’s Smokey D’s Barbecue emerged as Grand Champions. In addition to taking home top honors, Smokey D’s also received $10,000 and a Peavey JD-AG3™ Jack Daniel's® acoustic guitar autographed by Peavey Electronics Founder and CEO Hartley Peavey, Jack Daniels 7th Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, and performing artists Keith Anderson and Kyle Jacobs.

“Winning the guitar was crazy,” shared Smokey D’s BBQ owner, Darren Warth. “We’ve never received a ‘trophy’ like that before. I’ve had it in my hands every day since we won it!” Warth entered the world of competition barbecue with his wife Sherry as a hobby in 2003. After initial success, the two launched Smokey D’s BBQ in 2006 as a trailer in their driveway. Today they operate three restaurants in Des Moines and have won over 60 state championships and over 700 category awards.

“It was great having Peavey participate this year at the 26th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue,” said Debbie Christian, Jack Daniel’s Event Organizer. “Our founder, Mr. Jack, knew that great food and great music just go together, so it was a natural fit to have our long-time friends at Peavey join us for a fantastic weekend in the Jack Daniel’s Hollow.”

Musical guests for the event included country music stars Keith Anderson, Kyle Jacobs and Kacey Smith. Centered around the high fidelity Peavey Versarray™ line array, all stage audio was provided by Peavey Electronics in partnership with KK’s Music of Tullahoma and Manchester, TN.

For the latest in music and audio equipment from Peavey Electronics, visit www.peavey.com.



About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.
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