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Spring Downtown Cleanup

8:00 - 11:00 am

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Spring Downtown Cleanup

Meridian Main Street and Keep Meridian/Lauderdale County Beautiful will be partnering for the Spring Downtown Cleanup on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8am - 11am at the Meridian Main Street office, 2120 5th Street.



"This is a great opportunity for us to show pride for our town. Supporting Meridian Main Street's Design mission to beautify downtown is important for economic growth. It's also a fantastic way to show community spirit by volunteering. A little time and effort can go a long way towards keeping our city the best it can be" stated Committee Chair Clint Earnhart.



Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, April 26 from 8am until 11am for the Spring Downtown Cleanup. We'll have drinks and donuts for all volunteers.



For more details go to meridianmainstreet.com or like us on Facebook: meridianmainstreet



For more information call Debby Delshad at Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.






Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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Challenger League

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Sammie Davidson Complex
Challenger League......at Sammie Davidson complex each of the next three Friday nights ... April 25th, May 2nd and May 9th. Sammie Davidson Complex 6pm to 7pm.
Challenger League is for children with special needs.

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Meridian Bee-Keepers ...

5:30 pm

Farm Bureau building
May 1, 2014 is the date of our next meeting. We will meet at 5:30. If you are at all interested in raising honey bees this will be a good meeting for you to attend,you do not have to be a member to come, we would love to see you at the Farm Bureau building.

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - April 21st - April 27th

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - April 21st - April 27th - Vol. lll No. 68


Monday, April 21, 2014



Event:Great Mothers Day and Graduation Gifts Available!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event: Pandora Bracelets and Charms for your Graduate!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time:All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event:Young Professionals of Meridian Meeting

Location:Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time:Noon - 1pm

For More Information:mrea@embdc.org

Young Professionals of Meridian is for those individuals ranging in ages 21-45, or young at heart. The monthly meetings have a different speaker each time and focus on various topics from community service to business.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time:9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014



Event: Kid's Art Crawl

Location: Dumont Plaza in Downtown Meridian

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.7480

Meridian Main Street's 2014 Kid's Art Crawl. See your children's beautiful art displayed in downtown businesses. There's tons of kid's activities, rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, petting zoo, pony rides and more! Free event that gets bigger and better every year!



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, April 23, 2014



Event: Helen Fielder and W. Ray Fielder Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Open from 11am - 5pm Wednesday through Saturday. Husband and Wife Collaboration with new works. MS Clay Artist that use a combination of hand-built and wheel thrown components and a MS Landscape Artist.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, April 24, 2014



Event: MOPS Meeting Mothers of Preschoolers

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

For More Information: Call 601.686.1296

A Christian ministry which aims to provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to mothers of preschoolers.



Event: St. Paul's Chamber Series

Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Time: 12:05pm - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2502

Our final performance of the season with Carey Smith & Friends...Jazz!



Event: April Beer Tasting and Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm. Beer tasting will be featuring the beers of New Belgium Brewing Company.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover




Event: Ladies Night with Chad Wesley Band


Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: The Accomplices with special guest Daniel Wile

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 7pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242



Friday, April 25, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Fancy Nancy the Musical

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Admission $18, $10



Event: Meridian Lauderdale Alcorn Alumni

"Purple and Gold Scholarship Banquet"

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7pm - 9pm

For More Information: wcatjones@comcast.net

Special guest will be Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., the 19th President of Alcorn State University and the keynote speaker will be Marcus Ward, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, ASU Foundation, Inc. The Alcorn Men Chorale and Kimberly Morgan-Myles, Miss Mississippi 2007 will perform. You may purchase an individual ticket for $35.00 or a table for $280.00 (eight seats per table) by April 10, 2014. For more information, please contact Wilbert Jones



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Spunk Monkees

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Big Swig Live in Concert

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1:30am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, April 26, 2014



Event: Spring Downtown Cleanup

Location: Meridian Main Street-2120 A 5th Street

Time: 8am - 11am

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Meridian Main Street and Keep Meridian/Lauderdale County Beautiful invites you to come and join in our Spring Downtown Cleanup. We welcome all civic organizations, volunteers and anyone that would like to come and help us in our cleaning efforts to beautify downtown.



Event: U.S.

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Fatback

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, April 27, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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 and Lauderdale County Mississippi Scholars Recognized

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Meridian and Lauderdale County Mississippi Scholars Recognized


Meridian, MS - More than 450 students, parents, teachers and school administrators gathered to celebrate the awarding of Mississippi Scholars designation to 156 graduating seniors. Meridian Community College’s Tommy Dulaney Building served as the venue for the first annual awards ceremony. The five high schools representing the Meridian Public School District and Lauderdale County School District participated in the awarding of Mississippi Scholar certificates, medallions and $125 scholarships to each student.

As a result of graduating as a Mississippi Scholar, students are more likely to be ready for postsecondary education without the need for remediation, academically prepared for high tech, military, job training and apprenticeship programs, and provided with meaningful school and community recognition.

Kacey Bailey, Chairman of the East Mississippi Business Development Foundation Education Committee expressed her appreciation to the Phil Harden Foundation for serving as the Founding Sponsor and primary source for funding the student scholarships.

Corporate Sponsors for the program included Downtown Optimist Club, LPK Architects, MS Power Company, Witherspoon & Compton, Al Martinec/Tower Automotive, Atlas Roofing, Barry, Thaggard, May & Bailey, LLC, CertainTeed, EMEPA, Glover, Young, Hammack, Walton & Simmons, LLC, Meyer & Rosenbaum, Newell Paper Company, Hotel & Restaurant Supply, New South Ford, Sanders Gas Company, Liberty Fuels Company and Wink & Lanelle Glover.

The Mississippi Scholars Initiative is an education program managed by the Public Education Forum of Mississippi, which utilizes business leaders to motivate students to complete a rigorous course of study in high school. These courses give students a boost – not just for college but for life. The Initiative pairs trained local business leaders with classes of 8th grade students. These leaders present the students with a powerful presentation, which provides the rational for the recommendation that students take more rigorous courses. This spring, more than 1000 8th grade students received the MS Scholars presentation in Meridian and Lauderdale County schools.


The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2003 to receive grants for funding education initiatives in Lauderdale County. The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .


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Meridian Main Street - Earth's Bounty

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EARTH'S BOUNTY STRAWBERRY COOK-OFF

Almost anybody can slice strawberries, sprinkle a little sugar, open a package of shortcakes and slather with whipped topping. But then there are those superb few who can work absolute magic on succulent strawberries, creating sweet, stupendous works of strawberry delight that make one salivate, shout for joy and even swoon.

Are you or someone you know one of those special few? Find out. Submit your favorite strawberry recipe to Earth's Bounty by April 25. A local food connoisseur will select the top five recipes, and those lucky five will create their strawberry wonders and bring them to the Earth's Bounty Festival on May 3. A panel of esteemed dessert lovers will look, inhale, taste and proclaim the winner of the
Earth's Bounty Strawberry Cook-off.


To enter, send your recipe to Meridian Main Street, 2120-A 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301 by Friday, April 25. The top five finishers will be notified in plenty of time to get their creative and strawberry-juices flowing in order to present their sublime dishes at the

festival for judging. For more information call Debby Delshad, Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.

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The 26th Annual Main Event is Open for Business

10:00 am - 4 :00 pm

Bonita Lakes Mall in Anchor E (near Belk)
The 26th Annual Main Event is Open for Business

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) is holding its 26th Annual The Main Event Business & Industry Expo Wednesday, April 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at Bonita Lakes Mall in Anchor E (near Belk).

This year's theme is "Open for Business." Participating businesses will use this to exhibit their service or store in a fun, new way. The Main Event is an excellent opportunity for area businesses to connect with the public. Over 3,000 people attend the event each year, which creates quite the audience for someone to showcase their business.


The EMBDC wants to welcome the community to come out and visit all of the booths on Wednesday, April 30th. Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite booth. All attendees will get a ticket upon entering The Main Event and can vote for their favorite booth of the day! The winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. that Wednesday. There is sure to be something to interest everyone!
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .

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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.


Thanks,


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
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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MCC - Calendar - April 2014

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Meridian Community College
MCC Softball, Eagles vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, April 16, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Baton Rouge, April 23, 3 and 5 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Call Center Customer Service Night Class, April 14-May 12, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Microsoft Outlook, April 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Spring Fest, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MCC quad area.



MCC closed for Easter break, April 18-21. Classes resume April 22.



Dimensions Dinner Show, April 24, 6 p.m., The Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Twyla Hurst, 601-484-8851.



Computer Class, Skype, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, April 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Call Center Customer Service Day Class, April 28-30, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Publisher/PowerPoint, April 29-May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Awards Night, April 28, 6 p.m., McCain Theater.



MCC Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception, April 29, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Gospel Choir Concert, April 29. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.
Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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2014 Kids' Art Crawl

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Dumaont Plaza Downtown ... Meridian, MS
2014 Kids' Art Crawl

Meridian Main Street will be teaming up with local schools to showcase area children and their artistic talents on April 22, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The free event will be at Dumont Plaza. Art will be displayed at participating businesses downtown with tons of activities planned for all. The petting zoo, pony rides, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and hands-on arts and crafts area will once again be offered at no charge.



Art Crawl committee chair Del Keys said, "It is an honor to work with fellow educators to recognize the efforts of area school children and create greater awareness of arts education. This event is a community wide project with a wide range of participants and volunteers. We are particularly grateful for our sponsors, who help make this event possible." This year Bowers Auto will be donating two $500 checks directly to the art department of the winning school with the best overall board K-2 and 3-6.



For more details go to meridianmainstreet.com or like us on Facebook: meridianmainstreet



For more information call Debby Delshad at Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.






Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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EMBDC Upcoming Events

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We hope you can attend the below ribbon cuttings!


East MS State Hospital
Ribbon Cutting – Dietary Building
Groundbreaking – Receiving Unit
Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.


Poplar Springs Historic Trail
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3:30 p.m.


Poplar Springs Elementary School Measuring Garden
PSE Elementary School
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
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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National Council of Meridianites Annual Picnic and Convention

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The National Council of Meridianites Annual Picnic and Convention returns to Meridian on June 25-29, 2014. The reunion is a gathering of the diaspora of African Americans born in the Meridian area. The picnic began 48 years ago in Detroit; today, it travels in rotation all over America to cities where African Americans from Meridian and Lauderdale County migrated.

The event returns to Meridian every five years. The first picnic convened in Meridian was held in June 1974 and was featured in the October 1974 issue of Ebony magazine. Not just a reunion, but five $1,000 and one $4,000 scholarships are awarded to youths from Meridian or students whose heritage is rooted in Meridian.

Typically, the gathering attracts 5,000-plus people from all over the world back to Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

This year's convention will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer and the murders of James E. Chaney, a Meridianite, Andrew Goodman, a volunteer from Queens College, N.Y., and Michael Schwerner, an employee of the Congress of Racial Equality, all working on voting rights in Lauderdale and Neshoba Counties.

Schedule of Events

June 25, 6-8 p.m.: Open house at Carlia E. Oatis Building, home of the Council of Organizations local chapter of National Council of Meridianites, 814 45th Ave.

June 25, 7.m. Freedom Summer Commemoration at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 544 James Chaney Drive, featuring Mark Levy and Gail Faulk, Meridian Freedom School teachers, et al. contact Mable Oatis, mhoatis@hotmail.com, for additional information.

June 26, 5-8 p.m.: Open mic night, C.E. Otis Building.

June 27, 8 p.m.- midnight:Hospitality night, Frank Cochran Center, 1725 Carousel Drive, Highland Park. Highlights include fish fry and down home blues featuring Jarekus Singleton.

June 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Picnic and Health Fair, Highland Park.

June 28: Glitz and Glamour Grand Ball, Dumont Plaza, MSU Riley Center, 2200 Fifth St., Downtown Meridian. Music provided by Just a Few Cats.

Red Carpet Ceremony, 6-8 p.m.

Grand Ball, 8 p.m.-midnight.

June 29: Worship at a Meridian or Lauderdale County church of your choice.

For additional information contact: Otis Gowdy, otis_gowdy@comcast.net; or Billy Beal, b19713@yahoo.com; Meridian Council of Organizations, 601-485-6440; or Lauderdale County Tourism, 601-482-8001. Or visitwww.counciloforganizations.org or like us at Council of Organization Inc. on Facebook.


Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480


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“Conservation: Pass it Down”

5:00 pm

Neshoba County Coliseum
CONSERVATION: PASS IT DOWN
The second annual “Conservation: Pass it Down” will be held on May 15th, 2014 at the Neshoba County Coliseum with registration beginning at 5pm. The purpose of the event is to help you educate, excite, and engage our county’s youth about their current and upcoming responsibilities to be good stewards of our natural resources during their lifetimes. Learn fun, educational, hands-on activities that you can do at home and help us “Pass it Down” to the next generation!

We are proud to announce that Bayou Town Productions will perform a Watershed Harmony Puppet Show sponsored by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Presenters from the following agencies will also be present: The Neshoba County Forestry Association, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Mississippi State Extension Service, USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Subjects presented will include: forestry, non-point pollution, container gardens, nutrition, wildlife, vermi composting, and paper recycling. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Mentors are all welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult!

This event is sponsored by the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Neshoba County Forestry Association, Mississippi State Extension Service, and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Make A Wish for Silent Bid Auction

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Join Make A Wish for Silent Bid Auction for a Beautiful Victorian Doll, with paper, in case-approximately 5 feet tall. April 5th-June 5 2014. Doll can be viewed store front at AOTECH Computers, 600 22nd Ave downtown Meridian across from Threefoot Building. Send bids to Brenda Golisch 10165 Lynwood Drive, Meridian, MS 39307 or email begolisch@hotmail.com. Minimun bid 50.00 In the event of a tie, first one received wins. All proceeds go to Make A Wish .

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer
601-483-8144

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Business After Hours
State Games of Mississippi
Dumont Plaza
Thursday, April 10th
4:30 p.m.

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Business to Business Reception & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Turning the Tide on Poverty Project

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Philadelphia, MS at the Depot
Turning the Tide on Poverty Project

On Wednesday, April 9 a group of about 40 will meet at the Depot at Noon – 1:15.

There will be a special viewing of Turning the Tide on Poverty – a documentary filmed here in Neshoba County. Lunch will be provided .

A Little bit more info about the project from Karen Benson Neshoba County Extension Coordinator with the Mississippi State Extension Service:

Last year, the Kettering Foundation met with participants who were involved in the Turning the Tide on Poverty Project which began as a pilot research project in 2010. Poverty is a complex problem in America, particularly here in Mississippi, where the long-term recession, unemployment, and rising costs of food and utilities have significantly impacted families. More than 90 participants met weekly for 5 weeks to study poverty. When we began projects to help with some of the issues identified, we knew we would not eliminate the effects of poverty. However, the efforts began in this project continue to have positive outcomes for our community.

A poverty simulation held in the fall of 2012 brought those who work in city and county government together to identify strategies that best serve low-income families. Today, a number of efforts are still ongoing in the community. Poverty statistics still show Neshoba County with a high number of families with children living below poverty thresholds.

We hope you will take time out on Wednesday, April 9th to join us for a viewing of the Tide Documentary and a short discussion of this project. Mostly we’d like to show our appreciation for those individuals in our community who continue the work to better the lives of those struggling with self-sufficiency.

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Care Lodge - Community Prayer Vigil

12:00 - 1:00 pm

On the lawn of City Hall Meridian, MS
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter will host
a Community Prayer Vigil on the lawn of City Hall, April 8th
from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
This is in recognition and support of the victims of crime in our community with prayers for them and their families, the first responders, as well as for a safer community for us all.

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EMBDC Names March Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Names March Ambassadors of the Month

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its March Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Lee Barnes with Regions Bank, second place went to Herman Stegall with Rush Health Systems, and third place went to Melissa Estes with WMDN/WGBC-TV. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Casey Null with the City of 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.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Meridian Airport Authority
Business Before Hours
Key Field Air National Guard Base Hangar
G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery National Guard Complex
6225 M Street
Tuesday, April 8th
8 a.m.

Business After Hours
State Games of Mississippi
City Hall Lawn
Thursday, April 10th
4:30 p.m.

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - April 7th - 13th - 2014

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See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - April 7th - April 13th
Vol. lll No. 66



Monday, April 7, 2014


Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Large Selection of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time:All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time:9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014



Event: Prayer Vigil

Location: City Hall Lawn

Time: Noon - 1pm

For More Information:Call 601.482.8419

In recognition of Crime Victims' Rights Week, Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter is holding a Prayer Vigil.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Event: Helen Fielder and W. Ray Fielder Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Open from 11am - 5pm Wednesday through Saturday. Husband and Wife Collaboration with new works. MS Clay Artist that use a combination of hand-built and wheel thrown components and a MS Landscape Artist.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, April 10, 2014



Event: MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

For More Information: Call 601.686.1296

FAB MOPS is a Christian ministry which aims to provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to mothers of preschoolers.



Event: American Legion Post and Auxiliary

Unit 257 Monthly Meetings

Location:The Temple Theater

Time: 5pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

If you are a veteran and/ or the wife. mother, grandmother or descendant of a veteran and would like to help in a veterans organization, please join us and we'll get you on your way!



Event: Zumbathon Fundraiser

for Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter

Location:Elegance Ballroom

Time: 6pm-9pm

For More Information: Call 601.482.8719

$10 donation at the door. All donations and proceeds will be used to help Care Lodge assist victims of domestic abuse lead lives free from violence. There will be door prizes as well as awards for those who show the most "Purple Power" by dressing in purple! Comfortable, workout type clothing and tennis shoes are suggested.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover




Event: Brian Kelly Live in Concert


Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 7pm-9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Ladies Night with Guest DJ

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, April 11, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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:Gypsy Riot

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Faded Red

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, April 12, 2014



Event: Meridian Star Fun Day

Location: Crestwood Ball Field

Time: 10am-2pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1551

Free admission for kids 12 and under with adult supervision. There will be a bunny hop, face painting, egg hunt, food, and more! Come out and see the Easter Bunny and Scoop! 301 22nd Avenue



Event: John Prine with Holly Williams

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2200

Tickets $68, $62. Pre-show party at 6:30pm.



Event: 2nd Annual Masquerave Benefit Show

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Indiana and Jones

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5, free admission with wristband from John Prine concert.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, April 13, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523


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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Revival Services

7:30 pm Nightly

Wellspring Ministries International 235 N. Archusa Ave. Quitman, MS
Wellspring Ministries International
235 N. Archusa Ave.
Quitman, MS 39355
Revival Services: April 21-23, 2014 @ 7:30pm

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Confederate States Flag Dedication Service ... Sunday April 27 at 2 P.M

2:00 pm

Enterprise Confederate Cemetery
Confederate States Flag Dedication Service ...
Sunday April 27 at P.M.

The Enterprise Woman's Club will dedicate 13 flags and flagpoles at the Enterprise Confederate Cemetery on April 27th at 2 p.m. Fallen confederate soldiers who died in Enterprise from April 1861 to May 1865 are buried here. Each Confederate state with a soldier buried in the cemetery will be represented with an individual pole and state flag. This ceremony is to honor the memory of these soldiers and give recognition to their home states.
Please join us for Historical Perspectives along with re-enactors at our Dedication Service. For more information, contact Martha Buckley at 601-880-6256 or marthabno@yahoo.com.

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"THE DIGITAL ECONOMY" - Quitman Depot

12:00 noon

Quitman Depot
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 12:00 noon, our quarterly meeting will be held at the Quitman Depot.

IMPORTANT: "THE DIGITAL ECONOMY" WILL BE PRESENTED BY DR. GALARDO OF
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, EXTENSION SERVICE.

CSpire's 1000 mph internet service in Quitman will open the Digital Economy for our Citizens. The second industrial age is ready to start, and Dr. Galardo will show you how to participate. Call Ann Potuk at 601-776-5701 for reservations as food is being provided.

Don't Miss this event!
Eddie

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Marion Block Party

9:00 am - Until ...

Town of Marion
Marion Block Party - May 10th
May 10th - Town of Marion
9:00 am - Until ....
(601) 917-6284

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Meridian Main Street - Great Day - April 5th !!!

See Schedule

Downtown Meridian
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - What a great day to be in downtown Meridian!



Earth's Bounty

6th street side of City Hall.

8am - 1pm



Threefoot Arts Festival

7th street side of City Hall.

10am - 4pm



Go Green Meridian: 5th annual GGSIM Sustainable Living Conference. See full schedule on website and facebook



Show your support for the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation by purchasing a smoked Boston butt or a BBQ sandwich at the Threefoot Arts Festival!



Come out and join all the fun activities going on this Saturday, April 5th in downtown Meridian!


Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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The People's Charity Project - 1st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

8:30 am - Shotgun Start

Lakeview Golf Course
The People's Charity Project will have their 1st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
May 3rd at Lakeview Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:30 am
c/g 2-man Scramble - $70 Entry Fee ... includes Lunch and Cart
Entry Fee and Donations are Tax Deductible
Scott Ford (601) 490-0801
Robert Gibson (601) 686-1420

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ECCC Choir to Present Concert April 22

7:00 pm

East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium
ECCC Choir to Present Concert April 22

The East Central Community College Concert Choir will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Musical selections include “It Is Well With My Soul” arr. By Larson, “My Good Lord’s Done Been Here” by Thomas, “When Music Sounds” by Dickau, “Exsultate Justi” by Viadana and “Gloria” by Bass.

Vicki Blaylock serves as director and Natalie Emmons is the accompanist.

Choir members and their respective hometowns include Jordan Alonso and Taylor Gressett, both of Chunky; Joseph Aulds, Kelli Boulton, Hannah Brown, Kaitlyn Dean, Katy Ezelle, Claire Giffin, Kirk Griffin, Alana Kron, Andrea McSwain, Ryan Mott, Adam Porter, Caitlyn Sant, Tyler Spence, Courtney Tillman and Jesse Vaughn, all of Decatur; Raven Bane, Ashley Bozeman, Tiffany Dorman, Jessie Hennington, Jayohnnnie Slaughter, Adrian Tucker, Mallory Wilkerson and Nathan Williams, all of Union; Conor Bell and Anna Girling, both of Carthage;

Heather Bradley, Hannah Clark, Leah Ferguson, David Fortenberry, Sarah Hall, Sam Lovorn, Zach Peden, Chandler Smith and Leslie Young, all of Philadlephia; Georgia Doner, Bailey; Courtney Elliot, Danielle Gregory, Lacye Harrison and Eli Parker, all of Little Rock; Rebecca Faron and Chelsey Smith, both of Brandon; Dominick Fields, Jenny Grove and Kimberly Rigby, all of Forest; Julian Fuentes, MacKenzie Gannon, Ryan Godwin, Hannah Robinson and Danielle Shelley, all of Newton;

Matt Graham, Jonathan Hodge, Kasey Logan and Brianna Parkman, all of Lake; Grayson Harrell, Gloriana Latham, Jessica Stinson Smith and Kara Yates, all of Morton; Danette Harris, Caledonia; Samantha Hill, Cara Jackson, Corey Jackson and Jordan Lovorn, all of Louisville; Shelby Horn, Emily Jacome-Cluff, Katherine Jacome-Cluff, Makenzie Rowzee and Haleigh West, all of Hickory; Hannah Kersgaard, Walnut Grove; Tabitha LaBue and Dee Jay Rolison, both of Conehatta; Rachel Laird and Hannah Mitchell, both of Meridian; Ian Lanthrip, Sebastopol; and Houston Martin, Edinburg.

For more information, contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or e-mail vblaylock@eccc.edu
Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398

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MCC - April 2014 Calendar of Events

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Meridian Community College
April 2014 Calendar of Events



Computer Class, Microsoft Word, Advanced, April 1-May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Quickbooks, April 3-May 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall Room 128, 601-482-7445.



MCC Miller Art Gallery closing reception for exhibit of the works of George Ann McCullough, April 3, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Freshmen Honors Orientation, April 4, 8:30 a.m., Ivy Hall. Marie Roberts, 601-553-3440.



MCC Softball, Eagles vs. Pearl River, April 5, 1 and 3 p.m., Eagles vs. Jones, April 14, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, April 16, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Baton Rouge, April 23, 3 and 5 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Continuing Education class, Mental Health First Aid, April 3, 10 and 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., MCC Chapel. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, ACT Workshop Review, April 5, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Baseball, Eagles vs. Delgado, 1 p.m.; Eagles vs. Delgado, April 6, 1 p.m.; Eagles vs. Shelton State, 6 p.m.; Eagles vs. Alabama Southern, April 15, 5 p.m.; Eagles vs. Shelton State, April 29, 6 p.m.; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.



Computer Class, Create a Website, April 7-16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall Room 128; 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Confined Space Entry: Plan and Prepare Training, April 7, 4-8 p.m., MCC Workforce Development; 601-482-7445.



Registration for College for Kids, April 8, Webb Hall lobby. 601-482-7445.



MCC Job Fair, April 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.



Literary Review and Poetry Month Celebration, April 10, 2 p.m., Casteel Gallery, Todd Library. 601-484-8806.



Arts & Letters Series production, Tarzan, April 10-12, 7 p.m., and April 13, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Continuing Education class, Indian Food Made Easy Cooking Class, April 10, 6 p.m., MCC Culinary Arts Building. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses, April 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



ACT Testing, April 12, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. 601-484-8652.



Call Center Customer Service Night Class, April 14-May 12, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Microsoft Outlook, April 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Spring Fest, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MCC quad area.



MCC closed for Easter break, April 18-21. Classes resume April 22.



Dimensions Dinner Show, April 24, 6 p.m., The Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Twyla Hurst, 601-484-8851.



Computer Class, Skype, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, April 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Call Center Customer Service Day Class, April 28-30, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Publisher/PowerPoint, April 29-May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception, April 29, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Awards Night, April 28, 6 p.m., McCain Theater.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Meridian Airport Authority
Business Before Hours
Key Field Air National Guard Base Hangar
G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery National Guard Complex
6225 M Street
Tuesday, April 8th
8 a.m.

Business After Hours
State Games of Mississippi
City Hall Lawn
Thursday, April 10th
4:30 p.m.

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Meridian Airport Authority
Business Before Hours
Key Field Air National Guard Base Hangar
G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery National Guard Complex
6225 M Street
Tuesday, April 8th
8 a.m.

Business After Hours
State Games of Mississippi
City Hall Lawn
Thursday, April 10th
4:30 p.m.

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - March 31st - April 6th

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See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - March 31st - April 6th - Vol. lll No. 65


Monday, March 31, 2014

Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Large Selection of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time:All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time:9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014



Event: Threefoot Building Birthday Party

Location: Threefoot Building

Time: 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

The Mississippi Landmark, the Threefoot Building, will celebrate its 84th year. Join the Threefoot Preservation Society for a Threefoot Birthday Party.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, April 2, 2014



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, April 3, 2014



Event: Southern Soul Assembly

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Featuring Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, & JJ Grey. Pre-Show party at 6pm. Tickets $39, $33.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover


Event: Wes Lee Live

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Ladies Night with Guest DJ

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, April 4, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Sucarnochee Revue the Bakersfield Sound

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Admission $10



Event: Go Green Meridian

"Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness"

Location: Visit their website to view full schedule.

Time: Visit their website to view full schedule.

For More Information: Call 917.664.7255

Go Green Meridian presents the 5th Annual GGSIM Sustainable Living Conference featuring "Semper" Sarah Plummer.



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: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Rukkus

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, April 5, 2014



Event: Earth's Bounty

Location: City Hall 6th Street Side

Time: 8am - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Join Meridian Main Street for the 3rd annual Earth's Bounty Farmers' Market. Load up on bountiful harvests of fresh produce, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and soaps just to name a few. We will be at City Hall for the April festival but will return to Singing Brakeman Park for the remaining festivals May-November.

Presented by Greater Meridian Health Clinic.



Event: Threefoot Arts Festival

Location: City Hall Lawn

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2787

The annual Threefoot Art Festival is a fine arts show featuring artists from across the Southeast. The Festival, a day-long juried art show, features hands-on children's workshops, entertainment, food and the famous Threefoot Bloody Marys. Kids from K-12 can enter the Threefoot Art & Photography Contest for prizes!

Event: Go Green Meridian

"Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness"

Location: Visit their website to view full schedule.

Time: Visit their website to view full schedule.

For More Information: Call 917.664.7255

Go Green Meridian presents the 5th Annual GGSIM Sustainable Living Conference featuring "Semper" Sarah Plummer.



Event: Jimmie Rodgers Talent Competition

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 10am

For More Information: Call 601.934.3528 after 5pm

Admission: $10 - Adult, $5 - Children 12 & Under. $50 entry registration through April 1, $70 entry registration after April 1.



Event: MOPS Spring Mega Yard Sale

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 7am - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.938.7978

You keep ALL your profits & we do ALL the advertising! 1 spot-$15 or 2 spots-$25.



Event: Andrew Ellis, Scott Chism and the Better Half, & Cary Hudson

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $10



Event: Live Music

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, April 6, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Go Green Meridian

"Growing Health, Sustaining Wellness"

Location: Visit their website to view full schedule.

Time: Visit their website to view full schedule.

For More Information: Call 917.664.7255

Go Green Meridian presents the 5th Annual GGSIM Sustainable Living Conference featuring "Semper" Sarah Plummer.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523


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 Youth Soccer

9:00 - 10:30 am

Jacee Complex 1500 Old 8th Street Road
Meridian Youth Soccer is having an event on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for special needs children and adults of all ages. If you know of anyone that would like to participate please print out this information. Registration is free and each athlete will receive a t-shirt, a drink, snack and a participation medal. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to help with planning. Also volunteers are also needed. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program contact Neil Henry at 601-484-5303 or email him at neil.henry@yourcnb.com. If you have any questions just let me know and I can find out the answer for you!! Hope to see you all there!!

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Jimmie Rodgers Foundation - April Events

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PLEASE ENCOURAGE FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ACQUAINTANCES TO ENTER THE TALENT CONTEST SCHEDULUED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH, TEMPLE THEATRE! WE NEED CONTESTANTS AND WE NEED AN AUDIENCE ON SATURDAY. ADMISSION WILL BE $10 PER ADULT AND $5 PER CHILD. Entry fee for talent competition is $50 until April 1st and $70 after that. Applications will be accepted until the last moment possible. Thanks to Barbara for her hard work on this. PLEASE HELP US GET OUT THE WORD. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ENTER. TWO CATEGORIES, YOUTH AND ADULT, TWO DIVISIONS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY. GO TO WWW.JIMMIERODGERS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENTER. YOU CAN EVEN PAY YOUR FEE ON LINE THROUGH THE WEB SITE. PLEASE NAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE TALENT SHOW PART OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH. WE NEED OUR BOARD TO BE VISIBLE!

JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION IS PARTICIPATING IN THE THREE FOOT ARTS FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH. WE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MONEY AS WELL AS BE VISIBLE IN A COMMUNITY EVENT. THIS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE LAWN AND STREET IN FRONT OF CITY HALL! WE WILL BE SERVING OUT OF A COKE WAGON. WE WILL HAVE PICNIC TABLES BESIDE THE COKE TRAILER FOR SERVING AND SEATING. WE WILL NEED LOTS OF HELP ON THIS DAY. SHINE IS IN CHARGE OF THIS. SHE NEEDS YOU TO CONTACT HER AND LET HER KNOW WHICH HOURS YOU CAN HELP. IT STARTS AT 9;00 A.M. AND ENDS AT 4:00 P.M.

WE WILL BE SELLING SMOKED BOSTON BUTTS! THESE BOSTON BUTTS WILL BE PICKED UP IN BIRMINGHAM, NEVER FROZEN AND SMOKED FOR AT LEAST 14 HOURS. THEY WILL BE PICKED UP ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD, COOKED ON FRIDAY AND BROUGHT TO US HOT. WE ARE PRESELLING THESE DELICIOUS BUTTS FOR $35 EACH. I HAVE HAD BUTTS COOKED BY THIS FAMILY AND THEY ARE DELICIOUS! PLEASE TALK TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO PRE PURCHASE A BOSTON BUTT BY ORDERING. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PAY UNTIL THEY PICK THE BUTT UP. THE BUTTS CAN BE EATEN IMMEDIAELY, REFRIGERATED FOR SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE EATING OR THEY CAN BE FROZEN FOR LATER CONSUMPTION. I HOPE EVERY BOARD MEMBER WILL PURCHASE AT LEAST ONE BUTT OR MORE! ALL PRE ORDRS SHOULD BE TURNED IN TO SHINE BEFORE MONDAY, MARCH 31ST IF POSSIBLE. THAT IS THE DAY WE NEED TO TELL THEM THE NUMBER WE PLAN TO ORDER.


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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

59Twenty Music Festival
Marshall Tucker Band
City Hall Lawn
Saturday, March 29th
1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
www.59twenty.com

Business After Hours
State Games of Mississippi
City Hall Lawn
Thursday, April 10th
4:30 p.m.

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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13th Annual Steve Hul13th Annual Steve Hull

Call for Details

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
13th Annual Steve Hul13th Annual Steve Hull
Memorial Golf Classic
June 11, 2014
at
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club

$150 per player or $600 per team
Includes golf • shared cart • range • lunch • prizes & more!
Call 601.703.2091 For More Information

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Center Ridge Baptist Church - April Events

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2 Locations Shubuta, MS Collinsville, MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church April 2014 Announcements
NEW SERVICE TIMES:
SHUBUTA LOCATION: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays @ 11:00 A.M. / 2nd & 4th Sundays @ 8 A.M.
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sundays @ 11 A.M. / 5th Sunday NO SERVICE

Wondeful Word on Wednesday
April 2, 9, 30, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Mid-Week Service,” on Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 30, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Adult, Youth, & Children Mid-Week Service
April 16, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Adult, Youth, & Children's Mid-Week Service,” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Resurrection Sunday Service
April 20, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, “Resurrection Sunday Service,” on April 20, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Business After Hours
Community Bank
301 22nd Avenue
Tuesday, March 25th
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

59Twenty Music Festival
City Hall Lawn
Saturday, March 29th
1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
www.59twenty.com

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - March 24th - March 30th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - March 24th - March 30th
Vol. lll No. 64


Monday, March 24, 2014



Event:Large Selection of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time:9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, March 25, 2014



Event: Jimmie Rodgers Poster Contest Unveiling at Business After Hours

Location: Community Bank

Time: 4:30pm - 6pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Governor and Mrs. Bryant will be present as Community Bank and the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation announce the poster contest winner for this year's Jimmie Rodgers Festival.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday,March 27, 2014



Event: MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

For More Information: Call 601.686.1296

A Christian ministry which aims to provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to mothers of preschoolers.



Event: 2014 Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting

Location: MS Power Meeting Room

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.938.6409

Monthly Informational Meeting



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night with Guest DJ

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, March 28, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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:Crashing Broadway

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Cedric Burnside Project

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $8



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, March 29, 2014



Event: "Running for a Reason"

presented by Community Bank

Location: Bonita Lakes Boat Ramp

Time: 8am

For More Information: Call 601.693.0200

5k run/walk and a kids I mile fun run. Adults are $20 before and $25 on the day. Kids are $10 before and $15 on the day. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.



Event: 59Twenty Music Festival

Location: City Hall

Time: 1pm - 11pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1306

Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 at the gate. This day-long event will have music, food, drink, kids' activities and much more! This event goes to benefit Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter. Headlining is the Marshall Tucker Band, along with Rosco Bandana, Surviving Allison, Nelo and the Meridian Musicians' Showcase!





Event: Tres Locos

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Missused

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Cat Castro "MR. MISSISSIPPI"

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, March 30, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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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Second annual Elk banquet

5:00 pm

Temple Theatre Ballroom Meridian, MS
The East Mississippi Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting its second annual Elk banquet on Saturday 4/5/2014. The Chapter would like to invite everyone to a fun filled night of auctions, raffles and other games. Several fine sporting arms (Rem. 300wsm, Tikka 7mm, Browning Xbolt .300) and others, plus other fine hunting equipment will be featured. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Ballroom. For more information call 601 917 5440 or 601 479 8996.
Ann Weddington - Marketing Director

Anderson Regional Medical Center

2124 14th Street

Meridian, MS 39301


W 601-553-6894

F 601-553-6999

C 601-282-0025

E aweddington@andersonregional.org

www.andersonregional.org

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Business After Hours
Community Bank
301 22nd Avenue
Tuesday, March 25th
4:30 p.m.

59Twenty Music Festival
City Hall Lawn
Saturday, March 29th
1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
www.59twenty.com

EMSH Dietary Building Ribbon Cutting & Receiving Unit Groundbreaking
EMSH Main Campus
Thursday, April 17th
1 p.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, April 21st
12 p.m.

Poplar Springs Historic Trail Ribbon Cutting
2228 Poplar Springs Dr
Monday, April 21st
3 p.m.

Poplar Springs Elementary Measuring Garden
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 29th
10 a.m.

The Main Event Preview Party & Peavey Award Presentation
Bonita Lakes Mall
Tuesday, April 29th
5 p.m.

The Main Event
Business & Industry Expo
Bonita Lakes Mall
Wednesday, April 30th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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Earth's Bounty 2014

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Front Lawn of City Hall Meridian
Earth's Bounty 2014

Here's a rare opportunity. Browse the booths to pick up homemade cane syrup or some locally grown herbal seasoning blends, and then walk across the lawn to purchase a one-of-a-kind watercolor painting or piece of pottery. These fresh products and local art pieces will be part of a unique event, as Earth's Bounty and the Threefoot Arts Festival join forces for a first-ever, joint celebration on Saturday, April 5 on the front lawn at City Hall.



As these two festivals join forces for the day, Go Green, Meridian will also be hosting the statewide convention of the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi (GGSIM) at the MSU Riley Center, putting downtown Meridian in the forefront for fresh food, great art and environmental awareness.



The April 5 festival will be the first in 2014 for Earth's Bounty which, because of overwhelming demand, has been expanded from six festivals in 2012 to seven festivals in 2013 to eight this year. Earth's Bounty is always on the first Saturday of each month, and this year's festivals, in addition to the April 5 festival on the front lawn of City Hall, will be at the usual location of Singing Brakeman Park at Union Station on May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4 and November 1.



The presenting sponsor of Earth's Bounty is once again Greater Meridian Health Clinic, which will offer free blood pressure screenings at the April 5 festival. Farmers' Market vendors despite the coldest winter in years, will have tomatoes, squash and cucumbers; and other vendors will offer everything from baked good to goats' milk soap and from loose-leaf tea to lip balm.



The April 5 edition of Earth's Bounty will be on the front lawn of City Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The other seven Earth's Bounty festivals will be at Singing Brakeman Park during the same hours.

For more details go to meridianmainstreet.com or like us on Facebook: meridianmainstreet

For more information call Debby Delshad at Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.


Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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Mississippi Scholars Rolls Out to Meridian and Lauderdale County Schools

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Meridian Community College Multi Purpose Building
Mississippi Scholars Rolls Out to Meridian and Lauderdale County Schools

Meridian, MS - The Public Education Forum of Mississippi and East Mississippi Business Development Foundation (EMBDF) will honor 157 graduating seniors on Tuesday, April 15th at Meridian Community Colleges Multi Purpose Building. The students represent Meridian High School, Clarkdale High School, Northeast High School, Southeast High School and West Lauderdale High School.

Students will be awarded scholarships by the EMBDF at the April 15th Mississippi Scholars Recognition Reception along with commemorative medallions and certificates. Honorees earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA while studying more rigorous curriculums.

More than 1,000 eighth grade students received presentations by local business men and women during February and March emphasizing the importance of staying in school, pursuing more rigorous coursework and meeting the Mississippi Scholars requirements. Students were presented with a hypothetical life style based on wages of $27,000, the average yearly income of a Mississippian.

Eighth grade students from Northeast Middle School wrote letters of appreciation to the EMBDF Education Committee commenting on their experience. Courtney Meadows’ correspondence captured the essence of Mississippi Scholars program. “I am now more informed on life and on how much the decisions I make at school can really impact my future” said Meadows.

“I want to encourage parents of eighth grade students to discuss what they learned from the Mississippi Scholars presentation. More importantly, parents are asked to be actively involved in their children’s decision making as they choose their curriculum for the next four years” said Angela Payne, Dean of Admissions for MCC. “We have opened their eyes, now it is all of our responsibility to ensure they are successful”.

EMBDF Education Committee Chair Kacey Bailey expressed her enthusiasm for the program and applauded the Mississippi Scholars students for their study habits and discipline over the past four years. “The EMBDF has administered School Counts since 2005, a program that also focuses on academics and life styles. While School Counts requires a 2.0 GPA, we realized both programs were needed to recognize student achievement” said Bailey. “Mississippi Scholars raises the bar requiring more rigorous course work, community involvement and a higher GPA.”

The EMBDF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2003 to receive grants for funding education initiatives in Lauderdale County. “The initial grant launching the EMBDF’s Education Initiatives was received that same fiscal year from The Riley Foundation” said EMBDF Treasurer Debbie Mathis. “The 2014 scholarships are being funded principally by The Phil Hardin Foundation” said Mathis. “We are grateful these foundations value the work of the Education Committee and the EMBDF’s support for public education.”

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
Public Relations Coordinator
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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ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

7:00 pm each evening

East Central Community College
ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

East Central Community College’s Encore performers will present their spring musical selection, “Shrek the Musical,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 601-635-6215 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 215. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Natalie Emmons, who is serving her first year as “Encore” director, said, “’Shrek the Musical,’ based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. ‘Shrek the Musical’ is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all around fun for everyone!”

Cast members include Chandler Smith (Shrek), Sam Lovorn (Lord Farquaad), Zach Peden (Pinocchio), Haley Moore (Sugar Plum Fairy), Leah Ferguson (one of the Three Little Pigs), Sarah Hall (White Rabbit), Laney Frasier (Momma Bear), David Fortenberry (Humpty Dumpty), and Leslie Young and Shardae Spears (two of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Philadelphia; Ryan Godwin (Donkey), Clint Walker (Lord Farquaad), Hannah Robinson (Fairy Godmother), all of Newton; Claire Griffin (Princess Fiona), Courtney Tillman (Momma Bear), Hannah Brown and Alana Kron (both playing the Mad Hatter), Kirk Griffin (Guard) and Andrea McSwain (one of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Decatur; Jayhonnie Slaughter (Dragon) of Union; Haleigh West (Gingy) of Hickory; Charles Taylor (Big Bad Wolf) of Preston; Jonathon Hodge (one of the Three Little Pigs) and Brianna Parkman (Elf), both of Lake; Gloriana Latham (one of the Three Little Pigs) of Morton; Dee Jay Rolison (Peter Pan) of Conehatta; Hannah Mitchell (Ugly Duckling) of Meridian; Bristol Buffington (Wicked Witch) and Kevin Ryals (Papa Ogre), both of Louisville; David Wilson (Poppa Bear) of Collinsville; Dominick Fields (Pied Piper) and Ian Lanthrip (Captain of the Guard), both of Forest; Georgia Doner (Momma Ogre) of Bailey; Danielle Gregory (Queen Lillian) of Little Rock; and Houston Martin (dual roles as King Harold and Thelonius) of Chunky.

Area youngsters playing roles include Karise Parkman (Baby Bear), Tate Emmons (Smurf), Tallie Johnston (Teen Fiona), and Annslee Calhoun (Young Fiona), all of Lake; and McCoy Compton (Young Ogre) of Forest.

Members of the Duloc Dancers include Emily Cook of Carthage; Jordan Lovorn, Kayla Covington and Cara Jackson, all of Louisville; Kara Miller of Decatur; Mackenzie Gannon of Newton; Kelsey Cox and Emily Cox, both of Forest; Kara Yates and Kara Beth Johnson, both of Morton; Kasey Logan of Lake; and Hillary Williams of Philadelphia.

Orchestra members are Emmons, ECCC music keyboard instructor, Emmons, piano; assistant band director Ed Girling, drums; ABE/GED director Ryan Clarke, bass guitar; and guitar instructor Chas Evans, acoustic guitar.

For more information contact Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email nemmons@eccc.edu.

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Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - March 17th - March 23rd

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Calendar of Downtown Events - March 17th - March 23rd
Vol. lll No. 63


Monday, March 17, 2014



Event:Have a Heart Blood Drive

Location:Anderson Regional Medical Center: Private Dining Room

Time: 9am - 2pm

For More Information: Call 601.938.6409

Meridian Civitan Club 9th Annual Have A Heart Blood Drive. First 25 blood donors will receive special prizes provided by many Community sponsors and Meridian Civitan Club AND a special Have A Heart t-shirt with sponsors names on back.



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event: New Shipment of Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Young Professionals of Meridian Meeting

Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time: 12pm - 1pm

For More Information:mrea@embdc.org



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: St. Patrick's Day Party

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 11am - 10pm

For More Information:Call 601.490.5242

Corn beef & cabbage special all day & night! We've teamed up with our friends at SoPro for the Craft Beer Specials!



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:St. Patty's O'Cabaret

Location:Historic Temple Theater

Time: 7pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Prime Meridian JAM celebrates with St Patty's O'Cabaret at the Temple Theater with an evening of fun, music and variety acts for the entire family. Create your own "Make-Believe-a-Leprechaun" from your Irish Potato admission. Sit in with an instrument or crank up a solo act. Green Beer, CornBeef, Irish Coffee.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, March 19, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, March 20, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night with Guest DJ

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, March 21, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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:12 Sharp

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Eric Welford

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9m - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm. Free Strawberries while they last.



Saturday, March 22, 2014



Event: Rosanne Cash

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Admission $48, $42



Event: The Slackers

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9m - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Miles Flatt

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Yung Vocals

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Sunday, March 23, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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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Annual Stewardess Program

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Fairfield CME Church Halsell, AL
Submitted by: Fairfield CME Church Halsell, AL

Title: Annual Stewardess Program

Sunday March 23, 2014

Rev. Samuel Ezell Guest Speaker

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - March 10th - March 16th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - March 10th - March 16th
Vol. lll No. 62


Monday, March 10, 2014

Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location: Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event: New Shipment of Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, March 11, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, March 12, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Bryan Hayes in Concert

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 7pm - 10:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday,March 13, 2014



Event: American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 257 Monthly Meetings

Location:Historic Temple Theater

Time: 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

If you are a veteran and/ or the wife. mother, grandmother or descendant of a veteran and would like to help in a veterans organization, please join us and we'll get you on your way!



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night with Guest DJ

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, March 14, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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:Longreef

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Dj Sirato Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm. Free Strawberries while they last.



Saturday, March 15, 2014



Event: Perfectly Lonely Film Club

Location:Historic Temple Theater

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Meeting in the in the Temple Theater SpeakEasy to view contemporary and critically important films, shorts and documentaries.



Event: Wes Loper Band

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Sunday, March 16, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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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MPSD - March Events - 2014

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MPSD - March Events - 2014
MPSD Spring Break - Monday, March 10-Friday, March 14

All MPSD schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break.



Poplar Springs Elementary BBQ for the ARTS

Thursday, March 20 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Drive-thru pick up line in front of school

Squealer's pulled pork plates will be sold for $7 with funds raised benefitting the PSE Arts Initiative.

For more information call 601-484-4450.



Poplar Springs Elementary Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for Kindergarten

Friday, March 21 - 9:30 a.m.

The Junior Auxiliary of Meridian members read to kindergarten students then the students receive a copy of the book!



MHS JROTC Wildcat Battalion Winter Ball

Saturday, March 22 – 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Frank Cochran Center

Tickets: $15 for cadets and former cadets, $20 for non-cadets (non-cadets must have a cadet sponsor)

Tickets can be purchased at the JROTC classroom in the MHS 9th Grade Building or main JROTC classroom. See Major Wood or Sergeant First Class Harrington for tickets and information.



MPSD Early Dismissal

Tuesday, March 25

Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. and middle and high schools at 1:10 p.m. so that teachers can participate in Professional Development.



Meridian High School Presents Annual Spring Musical “Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood”

Friday, March 28 – 7:00 p.m.

MHS Auditorium

Cost: $7 for adults (18 and over), $5 for students, teachers (with ID), and military (with ID), and free for children 4 years old and under.

The Visual and Performing Arts departments at MHS are joining forces to present this musical as their spring production.



Meridian High School Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts

Thursday, March 27

The Meridian High School Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held from March 24 through March 27 with tryouts being held on March 27. Students may pick up an application in the main office, ninth grade office, or from Ms. Melton in room 212 in ninth grade building.



MHS National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 27 – 6 p.m.

MHS Multi-Purpose Building

Meridian High School will hold the first annual Induction Ceremony for the National Art Honor Society.



Poplar Springs Elementary Grandparent's Day

Friday, March 28 - 10:30 a.m.

Second grade students will present an arts integrated program celebrating grandparents. Through music, dance, drama and visual art, the students will honor and show appreciation for PSE grandparents.



Northwest Middle School PBIS Teacher-Student Basketball Game

Friday, March 28

Northwest Gym



MPSD Elementary Choral Festival

Saturday, March 29 – 9:30 a.m.

Meridian High School

Selected fourth through sixth grade students from MPSD Elementary and Middle schools will participate in a choral festival as a wrap-up to “Music in Our Schools” month. The festival will be conducted by MHS Choral Instructors Penny McLemore and Jennifer Davis. Mrs. McLemore and Mrs. Davis will lead students in rehearsals a performance at noon.



Elizabeth McDonald

Public Relations Director

Meridian Public School District

601.482.0423

emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS - March 2014 03/08 - 03/29

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Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS - March 2014

MCC Tennis: March 20, 2 p.m., MCC vs. Jones Junior College; March 22, 10 a.m., men, MCC vs. Seminole State Community College; March 28, 1 p.m. MCC vs. East Central Community College, Northeast Tennis Center. Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.

MCC Softball: March 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; March 19, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 28, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field (Highland Park), Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

MCC Baseball: March 8, 11 a.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; 5 p.m., MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College; MCC Baseball: March 13, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 14, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 19, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Wallace-Hanceville; March 25, 3 p.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; March 28, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; March 29, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

College will be closed for spring break, March 10-16. Classes resume March 17.

Term II classes begin, March 17. Admissions, 601-483-83241.


Computer Class, Microsoft Excel (advanced), March 18-27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education Class, Vegetarian Cooking, March 20, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Giving Kids a Head Start on Smart, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center. Information: 601-482-7445.

Dedication of the GED/Adult Basic Education Building, March 21, 10 a.m. Building is located across the highway from Ivy Hall.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, March 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Community Band Concert, March 23, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.

MCC Continuing Workforce Development Class, OSHA General Industry 10-hour certification, March 24, 25 and 27, 4:30-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development Class, Call Center Customer Service Class, March 24-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Art for Children, March 24, 31, April 7 and 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Personal Self Defense, March 27, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.


Continuing Education Class, Furniture Painting Demonstration using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, March 29, 10:30 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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"Are you fitter than a fifth grader"

2:00 pm

Quitman - Upper Elementary School
THE BIG EVENT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10TH, 2014, AT 2:00 P.M.

It will be held behind the Upper Elementary School using their Fitness Equipment. Today an advance scouting party met with the fourth graders and found that we would be in trouble to hold the event prior to this date. Time is needed to acquaint everyone with the equipment in order to avoid injury or something worse. We had no idea we would be facing students that can bend like pretzels, but we will improvise and be ready.

THIS IS THE FIRST OF AN ONGOING CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT OBESITY, KEEP OUR CHILDREN ACTIVE, AND CHALLENGE OUR YOUTH TO BEING THE BEST THEY CAN BE. Laughing at me or fellow employees is totally unacceptable.
... Eddie

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ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Set March 20th

9:30 - 11:00 am

East Central Community College Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building
ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Set March 20

Career and educational opportunities will be available for East Central Community College students when the 12th annual Business, Education and Healthcare Expo is held Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the Decatur campus.

The public is also invited to attend the free event, which is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

“We are looking forward to another successful Expo,” said Wayne Eason, Director of Workforce Education and Expo committee chairman. “Many EC students began their careers because of this event each year, and we very much appreciate all the vendors not only for their participation but also for the services provided our students.”

Vendors participating in the event include Air Evac Lifeteam, Anderson Regional Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center (Leake), Bedford Care Center, Central MS Medical Center, Delta State University, East Central MS Health Care, Eighth Circuit Court Judicial District, ESCO Corporation, Great Southern National Bank, Huntington Ingalls Ind., Innovative Behavioral Services, Inc., J. G. Alexander Nursing Center, Jackson State University, Mississippi Army National Guard, Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, Mississippi State University (Meridian), Mississippi State University (Poultry Science Department), Mississippi State University (Army ROTC), Mississippi Teacher Center (MS Department of Education), MS Department of Corrections (Personnel Services), MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (Law Enforcement), River Valley Animal Foods (Tyson Foods, Inc.), Rush Health System, Rush Health Systems, Inc. (Allied Health/Human Resources) , Rust College, Specialty Hospital of Meridian, St. Dominic Hospital (Human Resources), Sta-Home Health & Hospice Corp. (Health and Hospice), The Oaks Rehab & Health Care Center, The Taylor Group, United States Army, United States Marine Corps., University of Mississippi (Office of Enrollment Services), University of MS Medical Center (Talent Acquisition), University of West Alabama (Office of Admissions), University of Southern Mississippi (Office of Admissions), and W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.

Cost is $10 per exhibitor. Lunch is included in the fee.

Lunch and refreshments for exhibitors are prepared by the ECCC Culinary Arts Technology and Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology programs.

For more information, contact Linda McKee at ECCC, 601-635-6210 or toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 210. The e-mail address is lmckee@eccc.edu.



Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu

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Quitman School District Board of Trustees ...

6:30 pm

QSD Central Office 104 East Franklin Street Quitman, MS
Regular Monthly Board Meeting Notice: The Quitman School District Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 in the QSD Central Office Board Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. The QSD Central Office is located at 104 East Franklin Street, Quitman, MS. Entrance and parking are at the back of the building. Work sessions, if scheduled, begin at 5:00 pm, and prior to the regular board meeting. All meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend.

Always keep the Spirit!
Rebecca Whitley Watkins

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EMBDC Names February Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Names February Ambassadors of the Month

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its February Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Sonya Scarbrough with BankPlus, second place went to Herman Stegall with Rush Health Systems, and third place went to Melissa Estes with WMDN/WGBC-TV. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Brian Koroknay with Citizens National Bank. 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
Public Relations Coordinator
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 Downtown Events - March 3rd - March 9th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - March 3rd - March 9th
Vol. lll No. 61


Monday, March 3, 2014



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event: New Shipment of Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event:Jimmie Rodgers Press Conference

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 2pm

Lineup announcement of entertainment and activities at the 61st Annual Jimmie Rodgers Festival.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, March 5, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, March 6, 2014



Event: Go Green Meridian Meeting

Location: Meridian Main Street

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

For More Information: Call 917.664.7255

Join us for our March meeting at the office of Meridian Main Street, 2120-A 5th Street, Meridian MS.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, March 7, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Sucarnochee Revue-Circle Unbroken, the Carter Family Legacy

Location: Meridian Temple Theater for the Performing Arts

Time: 7 pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Admission $10



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: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies admitted free before 10pm



Saturday, March 8, 2014



Event: Meridian Symphony - Mendelssohn and Beethoven

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7pm - 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2224

Two giants of classical music are represented by their most popular pieces. Tickets are available online or at the Riley Center Box Office. Premium Seating - $35, General Seating - $25 Students and Military - $10



Event: Live Music

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Sunday, March 9, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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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Negro Women Conference

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Northeast Conference Center Highway 11 & 80 Meridian, MS
41st Annual Mississippi State Conference
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
April 11-13, 2014
Northeast Conference Center on Hwy 11 & 80, Meridian
April 12, 7:30 AM Life/Legacy Breakfast, Speaker: Ms. Andrea Williams, WTOK-TV

11:30 AM Bethune Luncheon, Speaker: Bro Bryan McLaughlin, Agape Storehouse
1:30 Plenary Sessions & 7:00 PM GALA Banquet, Speaker: Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner
Chaplain of NCNW, Washington, DC & Active Member/Supporter of Mission Mississippi.


Seating will be limited. Please respond by March 21, 2014.
Please contact Ella Young 601-776-6728, Daisy McKenzie 601-776-2353 or Lois Donald 601-701-4217
for more information on the Conference and tickets for the Banquet.

Thanks,
Ella Young, President of the Clarke County Section-NCNW

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Summit Wealth Group
Ribbon Cutting
4815 North Park Drive
Thursday, February 27th
2 p.m.

Faulkenbery's Bridal
Ribbon Cutting
3700 Hwy 39 N, Ste D
Friday, February 28th
3 p.m.

Morning Coffee Break
at Meridian Little Theatre
4334 Hwy 39 North
Tuesday, March 4th
9 a.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, March 17th
12 p.m.

Business After Hours
Community Bank
301 22nd Avenue
Tuesday, March 25th
4:30 p.m.

59Twenty Music Festival
City Hall Lawn
Saturday, March 29th
1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
www.59twenty.com

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Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic - June 11th, 2014

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Dancing Rabbit Golf Course on the Pearl River Resort
Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic - 2014

Dear Golfers
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 11th. That’s the date for the annual Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic.
This year’s tournament will again take place at the spectacular Dancing Rabbit Golf Course on the Pearl River Resort. The format will be a 4-person scramble with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament will be flighted with prizes going to the top 3 teams in each flight. We are asking that you check-in no later than 9:00 a.m. By arriving early, you will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and drinks. Following the completion of play, a late lunch including hamburgers and/or hotdogs, side items of your choosing, and a beverage will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own snacks to take with you on the course.
The cost is $600.00 per team, which is tax deductible. The entry fee includes golf, lunch, a T-shirt, goody bag and door prizes. There will also be closest to the pin prizes on all par three’s and a longest driving hole. We will also be offering valuable prizes for a hole-in-one and be giving away golf outings at premier courses in Mississippi and Alabama.
We have also blocked off a limited number of hotel rooms for Tuesday, June 10th at The Silver Star Casino for $69.00 plus 7% sales tax. If you wish to take advantage of this, call 1-866-44PEARL (447-3275) and ask for the reservations department. Once you have an agent, tell them that your group code is “GHULL14”. All room reservations must be made by midnight on May 20th. Contact Lindsey Hall for additional details.
There will be a hospitality room on June 10th from 7 p.m. - until. This is a presidential suite at the Silverstar. Snacks, free beverages (beer/cokes/water/liquor) will be provided.
So as you can see, this should be a terrific event. But I encourage you to enter as soon as possible as I anticipate a full field. We will again be utilizing both The Azaleas and The Oaks courses. The first 20 teams to register will have their pick of either course to play.
Please return the enclosed form and your entry fee. Deadline to enter is Friday, June 6th, but we could be full by then. Make checks payable to the “Steve Hull Memorial Fund.”
All proceeds from the tournament will go directly into a college fund that has been set up for Steve’s two children, Trex and Bailey. If you can’t golf, we still encourage you to make a donation in Steve’s behalf.
We hope to see you at the Dancing Rabbit June 10th – 11th for the Steve Hull Memorial Golf Classic. On behalf of Steve’s family, we thank you in advance for your participation.
If you have any questions, you can contact me at (601) 703-2091.
Sincerely,
Lindsey Hall
Tournament Director


See Form here ......................

Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
Philadelphia, Mississippi
PLAYER’S REGISTRATION FORM
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Player: _____________________________
Tee Time: 10am
Format: Flighted four person scramble
Cost: $600 per team
Deadline to enter: Friday June 6, 2014
First 20 teams to register will receive their choice of course:
Please circle your preferred course: “The Azaleas” or “The Oaks”
FOR AN ADDITIONAL $150.00, YOU MAY ALSO PURCHASE A HOLE SPONSORSHIP SIGN.
IF APPLICABLE, PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT THE WORDING THAT YOU PREFER FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP SIGN:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Make checks payable to:
Steve Hull Memorial Fund
Mail checks to:
Lindsey Hall, WTOK-TV, P.O. Box 2988, Meridian, MS 39302
The Steve Hull Memorial Foundation’s purpose is to provide Steve’s children, Trex and Baleigh, with the necessary funds to attend college, as well as help other deserving needy students.
For more information call 601-703-2091
Lindsey Hall
(601) 703-2091

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Meridian Beekeepers Association

5:30 pm

Farm Bureau Bldg. Highway 39 North
OUR REGULAR MEETING WILL BE MARCH 7 AT 5;30 AT THE FARM BUREAU. ANYONE INTERESTED IN RAISING BEES ARE WELCOME .IT IS TIME TO PLAN ON A SPRING DELIVERS AND GETTING READY. fARM bUREAU IS LOCATED ON 39 NORTH.

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MCC March Calendar - 2014

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Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS


March 2014

Arts & Letters Series performance, All Shook Up, March 1, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Arts & Letters Series performance, All Shook Up, March 2, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Continuing Education Class, Flower and Cake Design, March 3-31, 6 p.m. Information: 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education Class, Wreaths: Spring and Summer, March 3, 5:30 p.m. Information: 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education Class, Golf for Teens and Adults, March 3-31. 601-482-7445.



MCC Tennis: March 3, 2 p.m., MCC vs. Snead State; March 20, 2 p.m., MCC vs. Jones Junior College; March 22, 10 a.m., men, MCC vs. Seminole State Community College; March 28, 1 p.m. MCC vs. East Central Community College, Northeast Tennis Center. Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.



MCC Golf: March 3-4, Lou Hart Invitational, Northwood Country Club, Coach Ronnie Key, 601-484-8663.



MCC Softball: March 4, MCC vs. East Central Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; March 19, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 28, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field (Highland Park), Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, March 4, 6 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Guest speaker: Lucy Ferguson, 601-484-8640.



Continuing Education Class, Emergency First Response, March 4, 11 and 18. Information: 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Microsoft Word (beginning), March 4-13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Baseball: March 7, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Northwest Florida; March 8, 11 a.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; 5 p.m., MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College; MCC Baseball: March 13, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 14, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 19, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Wallace-Hanceville; March 25, 3 p.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; March 28, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; March 29, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

College will be closed for spring break, March 10-16. Classes resume March 17.



Term II classes begin, March 17. Admissions, 601-483-83241.

Computer Class, Microsoft Excel (advanced), March 18-27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education Class, Vegetarian Cooking, March 20, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education Class, Giving Kids a Head Start on Smart, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center. Information: 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, March 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Arts & Letters Series production, Community Band Concert, March 23, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Continuing Workforce Development Class, OSHA General Industry 10-hour certification, March 24, 25 and 27, 4:30-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development Class, Call Center Customer Service Class, March 24-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education Class, Art for Children, March 24, 31, April 7 and 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education Class, Personal Self Defense, March 27, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education Class, Furniture Painting Demonstration using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, March 29, 10:30 a.m. 601-482-7445.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu


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Quitman's first annual City Basketball 2 on 2 Championship

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Sumrall Park Quitman, MS
Quitman's first annual City Basketball 2 on 2 Championship will be held March 14th, at 10 am
March 15th, at 9 am
Sign up at City Hall.
Call for info ... (601) 917-7089

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cuttings

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Summit Wealth Group
4815 North Park Drive
Thursday, February 27th
2 p.m.


Faulkenbery's Bridal
3700 Highway 39 North, Suite D
Friday, February 28th
3 p.m.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
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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Meridian Futbol Club Makes A Ruckus In Bulldog Country

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Meridian Futbol Club Makes A Ruckus In Bulldog Country.

This past weekend, several teams from the cities' soccer club, traveled to the Starkville Soccer Shootout, in Starkville, MS and came home with hardware.

Meridian FC 05 Boys

The Meridian FC 05 Boys won their division by winning all four games and defeating the U9 Starkville Grey, the Mississippi Flood 05 Boys, the U9 Tupelo United boys and the U9 Starkville Maroon. The members of the team are Will Thames, Marco Espino and Jay Fruge, Coach Michael Lagendyk, Joshua Buxton, Paden Avera, Ian Graham, Brady Lagendyk, Ali Meloelain and Coach Matthew Castleberry

Meridian FC 02 Girls
The Meridian FC 02 girls wrap up an undefeated weekend defeating Florence, Desoto County, Starkville, and Tupelo for the Gold Medal. The members of the team are Guiliana Giles, Abby Gist, Morgan Massey, Peyton Rigdon, Emma James, and Mia Aviles,
Coach Bob Dalton, Olivia Clark, Anna Kate Henry, Macy Hale, Lydia Hutcherson, Kristin Hayes and Manager Neil Henry.

Meridian FC 00 Boys Elite

The Meridian FC 00 Boys Elite brought home the Silver by winning a game against Tupelo YSO, Starkville and Tupelo United, before falling to the Starkville Bulldogs in the finals. The members of the team are Alex Reyes, Davis Thames, Garrett Mills, Joel Hill, Keegan Pearson, Landon Lee,Andres Alonso, Harvey Griffin, Eli Bancroft, Larry Dunn, Cameron Smith, Joseph Aviles, Reggie Pech, and Coach Tom Gavin

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - February 24th - March 2nd

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Calendar of Downtown Events - February 24th - March 2nd
Vol. lll No. 61



Monday, February 24, 2014



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event: New Shipment of Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, February 27, 2014



Event: MOPS Meeting (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

For More Information: Call 601.686.1296

A Christian ministry which aims to provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to mothers of preschoolers.



Event: 2014 Relay For Life Teams/Team Captains Meeting

Location:MS Power Meeting Room

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.938.6409 or email: relaylauderdalems@gmail.com

Be a Sponsor, Start a Team...Join us for FUNdraising at our community's signature event hosted by American Cancer Society Preparation for Lauderdale Relay For Life on Friday April 25th



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night with DJ Breaker

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, February 28, 2014



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Driving Miss Daisy

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

"Driving Miss Daisy" tells a gentle story of a not-so-gentle topic as an elderly Jewish widow must rely on an African-American gentleman as her driver while they both navigate Atlanta society during the 1950s and '60s. Tickets $35 - $29



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Snazz

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Lisa Mills Live in Concert

Location:The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 8pm - 2am

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies admitted free before 10pm



Saturday,March 1, 2014



Event: Jimmie Rodgers Pageant

Location: The Temple Theater

For More Information: Call 601.934.3528

Admission $10



Event: 2014 Art Auction

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Dinner at 7pm; Auction begins at 8pm; Cocktails; Live music



Event: Live Music

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Sunday, March 2, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



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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Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS

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Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on March 12 & 26, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. For more information call (601)776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, “Spiritual Encounter Youth Revival,” beginning on Tuesday, March18, 2014 and climaxing on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Service will begin each night @ 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker for Tuesday night will be Min. Nicholas Evans from St. Paul M. B. C. in Cleveland, MS. The guest speaker for Wednesday night will be Min. Tristan Hardaway from Batholomew M. B. C. in Newton, MS. The guest speaker for Thursday night will be Min. Jontrell Hill from Divine Purpose Campus Ministries in Scooba, MS. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

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17th annual Read Across America celebration

8:30 am

Oakland Heights Elementary
My name is Cindy Duke and I am the librarian at Oakland Heights Elementary. We will be celebrating the 17th annual Read Across America celebration on February 28th. (This is Dr. Seuss' birthday) We will begin reading in the morning at 8:30 and we will have a storybook character parade at 1:00. Students and teachers will dress as their favorite storybook character.
Thank you so much
Cindy Duke

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Make-A-Wish Foundation

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March 14 and 15, Friday and Saturday, 7 AM to 2 PM, Make A Wish Garage Sale at 10165 Lynwood Drive, Meridian. All cloths, shoes, and purses 50 each. Books 25 cents each, exercise glider 40.00, three baby tubs 5.00 each, 7 speakers, 5 CD Changer and DVD Player, Amp and Woofer 300.00 well over a 1000.00 value, wooden quilt rack 10.00, household items and so much more. Come be part of making wishes come true. For more information, call Brenda at 601-4838144. Also bring those recyclable items like inkjet cartridges, aluminum cans, and old locks and keys. We have a Scrapbooking basket to raffle off also. Lots of ways to help.
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer

Come join our workout class at the Meridian Activity Center located 3300 32nd Ave on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We do a total body workout with balls, light weights, chairs, bands, and cardio. Only 2 donation for each class. Pay when you come. For more information please call Brenda at 601+4838144

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

MEC's Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour
Tuesday, February 25th
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MSU Riley Center





Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, March 17th
12 p.m.

Business After Hours
Community Bank
301 22nd Avenue
Tuesday, March 25th
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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EMBDC - Recent Ribbon Cutting for Love & Peas Community Garden

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Go Green, Meridian!

Meridian, MS ­ The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Go Green, Meridian! at the organization's Love & Peas Community Garden. The garden is located at 5201 Highway 493, behind Cater's Market.

Go Green, Meridian! is a movement about empowering the people of Meridian to make healthier, sustainable life choices. The Love & Peas Community Garden was founded in July 2013, and was intended to demonstrate the benefit of fresh produce, while inspiring others to grow their own. The garden was started as a tribute to Robert Earl Neal, who had a passion for nature and believed strongly in helping his neighbor.


More information about Go Green, Meridian! can be found on their website at www.gogreenmeridian.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 .

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Historic Milestone for C Spire’s Fiber to the Home Initiative

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Three Mississippi Cities “Go Green” Over the Weekend
In Historic Milestone for C Spire’s Fiber to the Home Initiative

Horn Lake, Quitman and Starkville become first qualified for 1 Gigabit Internet access
as part of plans for nation’s first multi-city rollout of next-generation consumer services

Ridgeland, Miss (Feb. 17, 2014) – In just over two months, homeowner pre-registration exceeded required thresholds - helping three Mississippi cities become the first to qualify for C Spire’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service.

Residents in three fiberhoods – one each in the cities of Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman – met or exceeded their pre-registration targets over the weekend, paving the way for C Spire to launch the engineering and construction phases of its historic fiber optics technology initiative that promises Internet access up to 100 times faster than national average broadband speeds.

“Fiber to the home is a transformative technology, serving as a platform for innovation and new Internet experiences that have yet to be imagined,” said Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire. “We’re truly impressed with the early and strong support for this initiative and we look forward to demonstrating the power of Internet at the speed of light as we turn up service in the first C Spire Fiber cities in Mississippi. This initiative is a great example of what can be accomplished when cities, communities and business leaders work together to move Mississippi forward.”

Homeowner pre-registration for the service began last December in Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake, McComb, Quitman, Ridgeland and Starkville, who were selected by C Spire as finalists for the nation’s first and only statewide roll out of next-generation Internet access, premium HD digital television and home phone services.

Since that time, local government, community and business leaders in the nine Mississippi cities have rallied residents to pre-register for the service at percentage levels that would qualify their areas to be among the first for C Spire’s build out of the service. All of the cities have campaigns underway and many are making steady progress, but efforts in three cities paid early dividends over the weekend.

With community volunteers canvassing neighborhoods over the weekend, Horn Lake qualified its first fiberhood (Allen) and was followed quickly by the city of Quitman and the South Montgomery fiberhood in Starkville, according to Jared Baumann, brand product manager for C Spire’s consumer fiber services. Ridgeland is expected to turn its first fiberhood “green” later this week and become the fourth city to qualify for the service.

“It’s very exciting for our city,” said Horn Lake Mayor Alan Latimer. “This technology will put us at the front of the line for higher-paying jobs, more technology investment and a better quality of life.” Horn Lake and other parts of DeSoto County are among the state’s fastest growing areas.

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Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton, who recruited an army of community, education and neighborhood volunteers to help his Clarke County town qualify for the service, said C Spire’s initiative is the most important development in the last half century for his city. “It’s a God send … we’re ecstatic to say the
least. Having fiber optics in our city is a tremendous gateway to the future and will open the door to opportunities we could only dream about before.”

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, who traveled around the country studying how a handful of other U.S. cities managed to gain similar technology, said the three cities’ progress represents “a historic moment” for Mississippi. “It’s really incredible to know that we get to share this moment and that this will be the
first multi-city deployment of Gigabit service in the U.S. It’s not every day that you get to be part of something that is truly groundbreaking and game-changing.”

Latimer, Fulton and Wiseman all said they intend to continue efforts to sign up the remaining areas in their cities for Gigabit infrastructure. “We’re in this for the long haul and we will continue to work hard to get every one of our 15 fiberhoods qualified for this service,” Latimer said.

“We signed up over 100 residents on Saturday alone and have over half of our town, but I let everybody know that our job is not done just because we exceeded our percentage goal,” Fulton said. “We need to keep pushing for more pre-registrations because I want 100 percent of our town to experience the benefits of this infrastructure.”

“This is just the start,” Wiseman said. “We have nine other fiberhoods in our city and by the time we are finished, we plan to have all of them over the percentage threshold and successfully in the program. We’ll take a moment to celebrate getting over our first hurdle, but we’ll get right back to work to ensure that this service gets extended everywhere in our community.”

Pre-registration remains open in all nine C Spire fiber cities. Residents are required to make a $10 refundable deposit and indicate their interest for specific services.

For C Spire customers, the 1 Gbps Internet access will be available for $70 a month, $90 a month for combined Internet and home phone, $130 a month for Internet and digital TV and $150 a month for the entire package of all three services. Non customers will be required to pay an additional $10 a month on all packages.

“There’s a tremendous amount of excitement in each of these communities and a strong desire to be among the first to receive the 1 Gig Internet service to the home,” Meena said. “We’re looking forward to bringing tomorrow’s technology to these Mississippi communities today because we know that this service has the power to transform communities into hubs for technology investment, economic growth and job creation.”

Baumann said C Spire hopes to start turning up 1 Gig service in the first C Spire Fiber neighborhoods by this summer. The service is expected to pave the way for improvements in the areas of healthcare, education, civic life, municipal services and economic growth.

To learn more about C Spire’s Fiber to the Home initiative, visit www.cspire.com/fiberhome.

About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of Internet, wireless and Internet and data services for businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

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11th Annual Walk for Wishes

9:00 am

Dumont Plaza
April 5, Saturday,9:00 AM at Dumont Plaza will be our 11th Annual Walk for Wishes. Its time now to form your teams, or just come and walk with us. Any donation allows you to walk or you can compete for prizes. We will have the jumping house, refreshments, door prizes, wish children and so much more. It is a 5K. Our goal is 30,000. Come join us and help wishes come true in this area. For more information please call Brenda at 601-483-8144 This is in conjunction with the Three-foot Festival, so it will be a full day downtown.

Thank you,
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer

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Meridian Bimbo Bakeries Facility - Ribbon Cutting for “Good Neighbor Project

3:00 pm

Hope Village campus
The Meridian Bimbo Bakeries Facility will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of our “Good Neighbor Project” at Hope Village campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Tina Aycock Executive Director, Board Members for Hope Village, Trevor Boling Eagle Scout Project Participant and Charlie Jackson Plant Manager for the Meridian Bimbo Bakeries Facility will be conducting the ceremony.

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Threefoot Preservation Society - Prepairing for Birthday April 1st

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

at the Threefoot Building Downtown, Meridian
Saturday March 8th, 22nd, and 29th. This is in prepararition for the ThreeFoot Building Birthday Party to take place on April 1st.
For more information search for Threefoot Preservation Society on Facebook

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Main Street Meridian - Calendar of Downtown Events - February 17th - February 23rd

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See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - February 17th - February 23rd
Vol. lll No. 60


Monday, February 17, 2014



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



Event:Jewelry Sale

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028

25% off all jewelry



Event:Now Open! Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event: Come Get Your Easter Outfit!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Easter is coming quickly! Stop in and get your outfit.



Event: New Shipment of Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Young Professionals of Meridian Meeting

Location:Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time: 12pm - 1pm

For More Information: mrea@embdc.org



Tuesday, February 18, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, February 19, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Thirsty Karaoke

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$5 pitchers of Coors Light



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, February 20, 2014



Event: Eyes and Ears Sale!

Location:Hooper's

Time: Doors Open at Noon - 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Free Cokes and Popcorn!



Event: St.Paul's Chamber Series

Location:St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Time: 12:05pm - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2502

Impromptu Piano Quartet



Event: Art Auction Preview Party

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night with Plowmule

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, February 21, 2014



Event: Eyes and Ears Sale!

Location:Hooper's

Time: 9am - 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Free Cokes and Popcorn



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Break Every Chain: Featuring Tasha Cobbs and More

Location:The Temple Theater

Time: Doors Open 6:30pm - Showtime 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Ticket price $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available at the Bible Bookstore and The Temple Theater.



Event: The Women of Ireland

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Tickets $40 - $34



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Twilight Zone Pajama Party

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies admitted free before 10pm



Saturday, February 22, 2014



Event: Meridian Mardi Gras

Location:City Hall Lawn

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.7480

Join us on the lawn at City Hall for a ton of fun, food, music and more! Don't miss the Krewe of Barkus Parade at noon followed by the Krewe of Midas. We'll have more craft vendors than ever before, expanded Kids' Activities, Stagolee performing live and of course the Gumbo Cookoff! Don't miss this ADMISSION FREE event!



Event: Eyes and Ears Sale!

Location:Hooper's

Time: 9am - 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2715

Free Cokes and Popcorn



Event: Smile Empty Soul

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event:Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Event: Mardi Gras 4 Band After Party

Location:The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 7:30pm - 2am

Free beer tasting beginning at 7:30pm! Admission $10 after party beginning at 10pm!



Sunday, February 23, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar



CheckoutMeridian Main Street's Facebook for details on Meridian Mardi Gras!


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.

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East Miss. Baptist State Convention

N/A

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 549 Chaney Drive Meridian, MS
East Miss. Baptist State Convention
26th Year Christian Educators Conference
Feb. 21st - 22nd
Church Registration - $275 for Unlimited Delegates
Personal Registration is $75
Rev. A.D. Lewis is the pastor of the church
(601) 283-0152
Rev. A.D. Lewis is the pastor of the church
(601) 283-0152

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Women's Day Program

3:30 pm

Friendship Baptist Church of Meridian near the fairgrounds
Friendship Baptist Church of Meridian will have their Women's Day Program
March 23rd at 3:30 pm (601) 701-7748
Theme: When man listens to woman, instead of God.
5 powerful women speakers will be at this event
Rev. Jake Brown is the pastor of the church

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EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

2:00 pm

Go Green, Meridian: Love & Peas Community Garden 5201 Hwy 493 (behind Cater's Market
We hope you can attend our upcoming ribbon cutting!

Go Green, Meridian: Love & Peas Community Garden
5201 Hwy 493 (behind Cater's Market)
Friday, February 14th
2 p.m.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation


1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301


601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/244919541.html | 244919541

Meridian Mardi Gras 2014

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See Schedule
Meridian Mardi Gras 2014

Meridian Mardi Gras 2014 which will be held on the lawn at City Hall, February 22, 2014 from 11am to 5pm is just around the corner. "We are excited to see the applications for the parade, craft vendors and gumbo cook-off come in. We would love to see even more of them! We are looking forward to a fantastic event" states Will Hays, Committee Chairman.



As before there will be two parades, the Krewe of Midas parade and the Krewe of Barkus parade. Decorate your float with New Orleans flair for the Krewe of Midas parade and bring your pups dressed in their flashiest Mardi Gras attire for the Krewe of Barkus parade.



Family activities include bouncy houses, balloon creations, face painting, craft vendors and food vendors just to name a few. There will also be a Gumbo cook off with $500 going to the 1st place winner. No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without King Cakes which will be sponsored by YPM. The beer truck will be sponsored by Mitchell Distributing.



Live music featuring Stagolee and other great musicians will highlight the day. Bring the family out for a fun filled day of music, food, parades and more!



Parade, vendor and King Cake applications are available at meridianmainstreet.com or on Facebook.



For more information call Debby Delshad at Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.

Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

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EMBDC Awards Head of the Class

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EMBDC Awards Head of the Class


Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation’s Education Committee recently awarded their fall semester 2013 Head of the Class winners. The Head of the Class program is for high school students participating in technical and career education from each of the city and county schools, grades 10-12.


Students are nominated by their teachers for the award of either “Highest Overall Career and Technical Student” or “Most Improved Career and Technical Student.” The EMBDC then selects the top two winners from each school and presents them with a certificate and a gift card in each of their classrooms.


The EMBDC is proud to announce the following 2013 fall semester Head of the Class winners:


Clarkdale High School
Highest Overall Career and Technical Student – Melissa Geisler, Business Fundamentals
Most Improved Career and Technical Student – Nathan Creel, Agriculture & Natural Resources 2


Southeast High School
Highest Overall Career and Technical Student – Taylor Powell, Carpentry
Most Improved Career and Technical Student – A’Tasia Anthony, Marketing


Northeast High School
Highest Overall Career and Technical Student – Lexie Locklear, Business Fundamentals
Most Improved Career and Technical Student – Cheyanne Knotts , Business Fundamentals


West Lauderdale High School
Highest Overall Career and Technical Student – Travis Ward, Health Science 2
Most Improved Career and Technical Student – Lauren Garner, Health Science 1


Meridian High School – Ross Collins
Highest Overall Career and Technical Student – Jeffrey Alfred, Health Sciences
Most Improved Career and Technical Student – Marquez Ford, Health Sciences

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
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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MCC - Calendar of Events

See Schedule

Meridian Community College

GED Graduation, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center, Tamar Mosley, 601-484-8797.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Basic of Computers, Feb. 11 and 13, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Baseball, Feb. 15-16, Rush Invitational Tournament; Feb. 22, MCC vs. Coahoma Community College, 1 p.m.; MCC Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech Copper-Based Systems, Feb. 13- April 24, 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Hall of Fame Presentation/Alumni Reception, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Billy Beal, 601-484-8765.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Feb. 17, 18 and 20, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Feb. 17-26, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Softball, Feb. 18, MCC vs. Shelton State, 2 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 21-22, MCC/Rush Classic Tournament; Feb. 25, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), Feb. 18-27, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.
MCC Basketball: Feb. 20, Southwest Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men), Graham Gymnasium. Sander Adkinson, 601-484-8707

MCC Homecoming Celebration, Feb. 20. Crowning of homecoming queen, 7 p.m., Graham Gymnasium.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Digital Photography, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Feb. 21, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) District Competition, Feb. 22, campus wide. Sally Morgan, 601-484-8776.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Feb. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Frame It with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., 601-482-7445.
Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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Union Standard groundbreaking re-scheduled !!!

N/A

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Due to weather conditions, the Union Standard groundbreaking scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th, has been canceled.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation


1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301


601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/244735941.html | 244735941

Black History Program

2:00 pm

Little Hope Baptist Church Toomsuba
Little Hope Baptist Church of Toomsuba will have their
Black History Program, Feb. 23rd at 2 pm (601) 938-3837
Guest speaker: Judge Valdora Young

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - February 10th - February 16th

See Schedule

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - February 10th - February 16th
Vol. lll No. 59

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar

Checkout Meridian Main Street's Facebook for details on Meridian Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 10, 2014



Event:Now Open! Sam's Value Center

Location:Sam's Value Center

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Corner of 23rd and 5th across from Bambino. Shirts $10, Jeans $15 and many more bargains!



Event: Pandora Valentine's Day charms!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Valentine's Day will be here soon, so hurry in while they last!



Event: Alex and Ani & Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071

Get ready for Valentine's day! Shop early for best selection!



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, February 12, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Thirsty Karaoke

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$5 pitchers of Coors Light



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, February 13, 2014



Event:MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Meeting

Location:Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

For More Information: Call 601.686.1296

FAB MOPS is a Christian ministry which aims to provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to mothers of preschoolers.



Event: American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 257 Monthly Meetings

Location:Historic Temple Theater

Time: 5pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

If you are a veteran and/or the wife. mother, grandmother or descendant of a veteran and would like to help in a veterans organization, please join us and we'll get you on your way!



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm-11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm-12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, February 14, 2014



Event: Civil War Trail Unveiling

Location: Union Station

Time: 8:30am

For More Information: Call 601.482.8001

2nd Floor Conference Room. History Symposium from 8:30am - 11:25am. Following the symposium, we will unveil the trail at 11:30am at Singing Brakeman Park. Event is free but seating is limited - RSVP by emailing jmitchell@lauderdalecounty.org



Event: Symphony Doo Dah!

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7pm-9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.2224

Premium Seating-$25, General Seating-$20, Students and Military-$10. Symphony Doo-Dah 2014 will feature music performed during the 2014 LinkUp program - The Orchestra Rocks - plus a host of music familiar to everyone.



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



Event: Private Dance Lesson

Location: Elegance Ballroom

For More Information: Call 601.934.1414

Now booking appointments for a private dance lesson on Valentines Day with your sweetie, complete with champagne, chocolate and a rose. Call for details and appointment.



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: Valentine's Brickhouse Party

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 8pm-2am

Admission $5. The Duo of Darren Hogan and Jessica Addy will heating up the Brickhouse! Bring that special person and dance the night away!



Event:Lynam

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm-2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies admitted free before 10pm



Saturday, February 15, 2014



Event: The Meridian Heart Ball - The Beat Goes On

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 6:30pm-10pm

For More Information: Call 601.321.1211

Tickets $50. The night will feature a live auction featuring local Meridian artists, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & live entertainment, photo booth fun, and a local Meridian survivor sharing his/her story.



Event: Black History Month Program

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 4pm - 6pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Black History Month Program using personal reminiscences, photographs, artwork, film clips, readings, and live musical performances to remember the vital role of African-American individuals throughout history.



Event: Splendid Chaos

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event:Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Sunday, February 16, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523


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.

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Recognition Reception at Merrehope

3:00 pm

Merrehope 905 Martin Luther King Drive Meridian, Mississippi
The Meridian Restoration Foundation invites the public to attend a Recognition Reception at Merrehope
(905 Martin Luther King Drive,Meridian, Mississippi)
at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014.

February 14th is a significant date in the history of antebellum Merrehope(circa 1858). In 1864, Union General Sherman marched through Meridian burning and looting everything in sight. Only six structures remained when Sherman proudly exclaimed “Meridian no longer exists” and the cottage built by Juriah McLemore and her husband was one of those structures. It stands today as the original structure around which the beautiful and historic Merrehope has been built. Also, on February 14, 1968, the women of Meridian formed The Meridian Restorations Foundation and begun the acquisition and restoration of historic properties including the Tibbets house(now known as Merrehope).

The Recognition Reception will feature Britt Gully and Scott McQuaig entertaining with “Songs of the South”. Speakers will include Representative Greg Snowden, Civil War Historian who will outline Sherman’s march through Mississippi to Meridian and Fonda Rush, Meridian historian who will discuss the history of the home especially the original structure which served as Confederate headquarters for Confederate Generals Johnston and Polk. Merrehope has been chosen as the site of one of the ten markers to be erected on the newly established Meridan Civil War Trail.

Light refreshments will be served and tours of the recently opened original part of the home will be given by hostesses.
bebestuartjones@comcast.net 601-917-4344 or call Merrehope at 601-483-8439

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Balck History Program

2:00 pm

St. Mark UMC Dalevill, MS
St. Mark UMC Dalevill will be observing Balck History On Feb. 23 2014 at 2:00pm

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/244710471.html | 244710471

Meridian Main Street - Meeting for all Downtown Businesses

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Meridian Main Street 2120 - A 5th Street
Meeting for all Downtown Businesses
February 11, 2014

Please join us for a gathering to discuss how we can work together to grow your downtown business. Come and meet and greet your fellow downtown partners so we can share ideas for growth.

Meridian Main Street

2120 - A 5th Street

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

5-6pm

RSVP: Please let us know if you can attend.

Call 601-693-7480 or email

karen@meridianmainstreet.com

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Pastoral Installation Service

2:00 pm

Bodka Valley Baptist Church
Pastoral Installation Service for Bro. Calvin Melton
March 2nd at 2 pm
Guest speaker:
Pastor Bobby j. Hunter from Canton, MS

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/244005521.html | 244005521

Black History Program

3:00 pm

Friendship Baptist Church Meridian - near the fairgrounds
Friendship Baptist Church of Meridian will have their
Black History Program, Feb. 23rd at 3 pm
Guest Speaker: Rev. Gerald Hudson
Jake Brown is the pastor of the church
Sister Marie Porter
(601) 701-7748

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/243928471.html | 243928471

Meridian Mardi Gras 2014

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

On the lawn of City Hall
Meridian Mardi Gras 2014

Meridian Main Street is finalizing plans for Meridian Mardi Gras 2014 which will be held on the lawn at City Hall, February 22, 2014 from 11am to 5pm. "We have expanded this year's event with lots more activities for kids, more craft vendors and a cash prize for the Gumbo Cook-off Winner" according to Will Hays, Committee Chairman.



As before there will be two parades, the Krewe of Midas parade and the Krewe of Barkus parade. Decorate your float with New Orleans flair for the Krewe of Midas parade and bring your pups dressed in their flashiest Mardi Gras attire for the Krewe of Barkus parade.



Family activities include bouncy houses, balloon creations, face painting, craft vendors and food vendors just to name a few. There will also be a Gumbo cook off with $500 going to the 1st place winner. No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without King Cakes which will be sponsored by YPM. The beer truck will be sponsored by Mitchell Distributing.



Live music featuring Stagolee and other great musicians will highlight the day. Bring the family out for a fun filled day of music, food, parades and more!



Parade, vendor and King Cake applications are available at meridianmainstreet.com or on Facebook.



For more information call Meridian Main Street 601.693.7480.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!





Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480


http://www.wtok.com/community/events/243927841.html | 243927841

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance - Monthly Meeting

6:30 pm

Youth Excitement Team Executive Office located at 918-45thAve, located directly next to Cefco convenience.
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 630 pm at the Youth Excitement Team Executive Office located at 918-45thAve, located directly next to Cefco convenience.

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EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Union Standard Groundbreaking
2760 47th Court
Tuesday, February 11th
10:40 a.m.

Young Professionals Meeting
Rush Cafeteria
Private Dining Room
Monday, February 17th
12 p.m.

Business After Hours
Community Bank
301 22nd Avenue
Thursday, March 20th
4:30 p.m.
Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org

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MCC Calendar - Feb 2014

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Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2014



MCC Arts & Letters presentation, Wizard of Oz, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, History: The United States Constitution, Feb. 4-March 4, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Feb. 4-March 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Salsa/Swing Dancing, Feb. 4-April 1, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Ballroom Dance, Feb. 4-April 1, 6:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Dazzling Date Night Cooking Class, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Basketball: Feb. 6, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Feb. 20, Southwest Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men), Graham Gymnasium. Sander Adkinson, 601-484-8707.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Caregiving: The Path of a “Lay” Caregiver Class, Feb. 6-27, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Feb. 6- April 3, 4:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Beginning Guitar for Adults and Teens, Feb. 6- April 3, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Welding, Feb. 6- April 18, 6 p.m., Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.



ACT Test, Feb. 8, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gun, 601-484-8652.



MCC Tennis, Feb. 8, MCC vs. Marion Military Institute, 2 p.m., MCC campus; Feb. 20, MCC vs. Faulkner State, 1 p.m.; Northeast Tennis Center, Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development session, Pharmacy Technician Orientation, Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Webb Hall; classes are from Feb. 24-June 30, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



GED Graduation, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center, Tamar Mosley, 601-484-8797.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Basic of Computers, Feb. 11 and 13, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Baseball, Feb. 12, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 1 p.m.; Feb. 15-16, Rush Invitational Tournament; Feb. 22, MCC vs. Coahoma Community College, 1 p.m.; MCC Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech Copper-Based Systems, Feb. 13- April 24, 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Hall of Fame Presentation/Alumni Reception, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Billy Beal, 601-484-8765.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Feb. 17, 18 and 20, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Feb. 17-26, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Softball, Feb. 18, MCC vs. Shelton State, 2 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 21-22, MCC/Rush Classic Tournament; Feb. 25, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), Feb. 18-27, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Homecoming Celebration, Feb. 20. Crowning of homecoming queen, 7 p.m., Graham Gymnasium.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Digital Photography, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Feb. 21, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) District Competition, Feb. 22, campus wide. Sally Morgan, 601-484-8776.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Feb. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Frame It with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class Day Class, Feb. 24-26, 8 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class Evening Class, Feb. 24-March 27, 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Build A Strong Credit History, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, S.E.R.T. Basic Tactical Medic Course – Lifetime Certification, Feb. 26-28. 601-482-7445.



Arts & Letters Series presentation, All Shook Up (performed by Lauderdale County High Schools), Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1, 7 p.m.; March 2, 2 p.m., McCain Theater. Ticket information: Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.

Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu

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The Steeles ... in Concert

7:00 pm

Red Springs Baptist Church 1007 Pleasant Hill Road Butler, AL
The Steeles will be in concert at Red Springs Baptist Church
1007 Pleasant Hill Road, Butler, AL
February 17, 2014 at 7pm
Admission is free ... A Love Offering will be received
phone number to call with any questions 601-527-9195

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - February 3rd - February 9th

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Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events
February 3rd - February 9th Vol. lll No. 58

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


Checkout Meridian Main Street's Facebook for details on Meridian Mardi Gras!



Monday, February 3, 2014



Event: Alex and Ani & Rhythm of Love Jewelry

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071

Get ready for Valentine's day! Shop early for best selection!



Event:Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Girls pageant dresses 20% off. Ladies pageant and prom dresses 25%off.



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Buy one for $59.98 or two for $100



Event: Pandora Valentine's Day charms!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

Valentine's Day will be here soon, so hurry in while they last!



Event: Bo & The Show

Location:Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014



Event: 51st Annual Kentucky Ham Meal for Missions

Location:First Christian Church

Time: 6:30am-1:30pm and 5pm-7pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1425

$8 per plate. Carry out and drive through available on 13th street. Proceeds fund key agencies of hope for orphans, the homeless, the needy and the abused. We thank you for getting involved!



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1523



Wednesday, February 5, 2014



Event: 51st Annual Kentucky Ham Meal for Missions

Location:First Christian Church

Time: 6:30am-1:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1425

$8 per plate. Carry out and drive through available on 13th street. Proceeds fund key agencies of hope for orphans, the homeless, the needy and the abused. We thank you for getting involved!



Event: Art Around Alabama Exhibit

Location:Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Art Around Alabama Exhibit Featuring Works by Alabama Artists. Exhibit runs through March 29, 2014. Public hours are 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for other times.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Thirsty Karaoke

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608

$5 pitchers of Coors Light



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Thursday, February 6, 2014



Event: St. Paul's Chamber Series

Location:St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Time: 9:30pm-11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2502

Marta Szlubowska (Ensemble Polonaise)



Event: Beer Tasting

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm-11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Tickets $15 Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm-12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Friday, February 7, 2014



Event: The Sucarnochee Revue

For Everly After...Tribute to the Everly's

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 7pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Tickets $10. A Tribute to Our Hero, Phil Everly and his brother Don featuring new renditions of some of their biggest hit songs and also songs from lesser known country rock and folk albums.



Event: MUM Day

Location: Meridian Underground Music

Time: All Day

For More Information: Call 601.485.1363



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: Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9:30pm

Admission $10



Event:Live Music

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event: Ladies Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm-2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies admitted free before 10pm



Saturday,February 8, 2014



Event: Art Around Alabama Reception

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

Gallery Talk by Artist at 7pm



Event: Free Concert

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event: Live Music

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523



Event:Live Music/DJ

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315



Event:First Annual "Seeds & Beads" Drawdown Event

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 5:30pm-9pm

For More Information: gogreenmeridian@gmail.com

$5 - waived with 10 seed packets donation. Join us for a fundraising campaign where YOU can walk away with $1,000! Cajun food, live music, and all for a great cause!



Event:Robert Kimbrough & The Blues Connection

Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm

Admission $10



Sunday, February 9, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



Event: Bo & The Show

Location: Echo Lounge

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.1523


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.

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Meridian Public Schools - Feb Calendar - 2014

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Oakland Heights Elementary Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, February 3 through Thursday, February 6


Poplar Springs Elementary Dancing with the 4th Graders
February 3-5, 10, 12-13


During 4th grade PE class
Local ballroom dance teacher, Leslie Lee, will instruct 4th grade students in 4 types of ballroom dance, manners of dance as well as the history of the dance during PE class.




Meridian High School Basketball Senior Night

Tuesday, February 4

Meridian High School Gym



Poplar Springs Elementary Open House for Prospective Students


Tuesday, February 4 - 5:30 p.m.


PSE Auditorium


Prospective families are invited to our annual open house to gather information about our school, tour the facilities and meet staff. We will begin in the auditorium with a brief program at 5:30 p.m. then open classrooms for tour. Pre-registration information and packets will be available. Please contact Clair Huff at 601-484-4450 for additional information.




Poplar Springs Elementary Presents “Celebrate Meridian!”


Friday, February 7 - 10:30 a.m.


PSE Auditorium


Third grade students will present an arts integrated program celebrating the birthday of Meridian.




Magnolia Middle Valentine's Dance

Saturday, February 8 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.




Poplar Springs Elementary Hosts Visiting Artist, Sean Glazebrook


Monday, February 10


Sean Glazebrook of Kid SmART New Orleans will teach two model classes at PSE integrating drama into language arts. He will also provide professional development for 3rd-5th grade language arts teachers.




MPSD Early Dismissal and Parent/Teacher Conference Day


Tuesday, February 11


Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.


Middle and high schools students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.


Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at each school from 2 to 6 p.m.




Parkview Elementary Awards Day Program

Tuesday, February 11 - 9:00 a.m.


Magnolia Auditorium




MPSD Fourth Grade students Perform at MSO LinkUp


Friday, February 14 - Noon


MSU Riley Center


Fourth grade students will complete LinkUp study with an interactive concert with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra at the Riley Center. Students have been learning to play the recorder during music class and will play/sing with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.




Oakland Heights Elementary Valentine’s Day Party

Friday, February 14 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.





Oakland Heights Elementary Movie Day Fundraiser

Friday, February 14


The movie day is being hosted as a fundraiser for the 5th grade Washington D.C. trip.





Poplar Springs Elementary Hosts MCC Dental Program for First Graders


Tuesday, February 18 - 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.


PSE First Grade Center


MCC students will present a dental hygiene program to first grade students.




Meridian High School College GOAL Sunday

Wednesday, February 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MHS Computer Lab

This event is to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We will also be assisting parents and students in completing the MTAG and Tuition Guarantee Forms. Our school date and time is listed on the www.mscollegegoalsunday.org web site. Refreshments will be served to parent that are coming during lunch.



Poplar Springs Elementary Kindergarten Dental Screening


Friday, February 21


A local dentist will conduct dental screening on kindergarten students.




Parkview Elementary Black History Program

Tuesday, February 25 - 9:00 a.m.


Magnolia Auditorium




Oakland Heights Elementary Black History Program and PTO Meeting

Thursday, February 27 - 6:00 p.m.


The students of will be singing, praise dancing, and stepping to honor black history leaders who have paved the way.




Carver Middle School Black History Program

Thursday, February 27 - 8:30 a.m.


Carver Middle School Gymnasium


Guest Speaker: Jamard Wright




Magnolia Middle Black History Program

Thursday, February 27 – 6:00 p.m.
Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net

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Old School Step Show ...

6:30 pm

West Kemper Elementary
Event Title: West Kemper Elementary Atomic Steppers presents Old School Step Show

Event Date: March 8, 2014

Text: West Kemper Elementary School Atomic Steppers will be hosting it's annual Youth Step Show on March 8th in DeKalb, MS. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $7.00. For more information call 6015138462.

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Meridian Community Blood Drive

1:00 - 6:00 pm

United Blood Services 1115 25th Ave. Meridian, MS
Community Blood Drive -
United Blood Services
1115 25th Ave.
Meridian, MS - in the bloodmobile
February 7th. From 1p.m. to 6p.m.

We are in a critical Appeal for all blood types, with the inclement weather this week we have lost over 800 pints we were projected to collect this week. We were already in a critical appeal before the weather and the cancellations have put us farther into the critical category for blood inventories.

Thanks,
Katie Martin
Donor Recruitment Representative

United Blood Services
805 South 28th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Direct (601)264-0743 ext 5972| Cell (601)813-6312| Fax (601)2646717
www.unitedbloodservices.org
Find the hero in you. Give Blood 3 times a year.

http://www.wtok.com/community/events/242770041.html | 242770041

Choctaw Therapy Service opened

10:00 am

Choctaw Therapy Service 1951 Rider wood Dr. Butler AL
Choctaw Therapy Service 1951 Rider wood Dr. Butler AL has re-opened this Thursday Jan. 30Th ... began at 10:00 A. M
Thank-You
Tammy Lucus
cts@tds.net

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The Meridian DAV Van to the Jackson VA Hospital will not run on Thursday 30 Jan 2014.

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The Meridian DAV Van to the Jackson VA Hospital will not run on Thursday 30 Jan 2014.

Thank you,
Norm Copeland
Mississippi VFW District 4 Commander

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(ECCC) ... Classes Open !

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East Central Community College
Officials at East Central Community College (ECCC) have been continually monitoring the weather conditions throughout the five-county service area. At this time, all college offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014.



Please note that due to this delayed start, ECCC will make one class schedule modification. The 9:25 – 10:40 a.m. class will meet from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. with Activity Period being canceled on Thursday. The college will then resume our normal class schedule at 11:30 a.m. In addition, the ECCC Warriors and Lady Warriors basketball games scheduled for Thursday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium against the Meridian Community College Eagles will proceed as scheduled.



As always, should changes in weather conditions necessitate any modifications to this plan, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.



Once again, at this time, all college offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at ECCC. I encourage all of our students and employees to exercise caution as they travel to campus on Thursday. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times.



Billy W. Stewart, Ph.D.

President





Bubby Johnston

Vice President for Public Information

East Central Community College

P.O. Box 129

Decatur, MS 39327

Ph 601-635-6242

Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242

www.eccc.edu


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Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting "Postponed due to inclement weather"

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The Lauderdale County Relay for Life Committee has announced today that the First Team Captain Meeting for Relay for Life 2014 has been postponed due to inclement weather and driving conditions. The meeting was scheduled for Thursday, January 30th at Mississippi Power Company. The new meeting date will be announced as soon as arrangements for location, date and time are confirmed. We care about our volunteers and do not want them to take chances on icy roads and bridges. We are getting READY TO RELAY as soon as weather permits!

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Grenada Lake Civil War Re-enactment

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Grenada Lake ...located on highway 333 north of Grenada Lake
Grenada Lake Civil War Re-enactment

Vicksburg, Miss.... Civil War re-enactors will conduct a winter encampment and living history demonstrations 7 through 9 February 2014 at Grenada Lake. The winter encampment and living history site will be located on highway 333 north of Grenada Lake. The public is invited.

These re-enactors are a group of historians from central Mississippi and western Tennessee that will portray members of the 27th Mississippi Infantry. They will camp and live as Soldiers did in the winter of 1863. These historians are celebrating 40 years in Civil War re-enacting.

These historians will educate, interpret, and demonstrate the life of the common Soldier in the rank during the American Civil War. There will be infantry drills, soldier lectures, bayonet drills, firing demonstrations and a dining area with authentic meals from that time period.

In 1862, the Grenada area was the center of what was called the Yalobusha Line. The Yalobusha Line was a series of military encampments that stretched from Vicksburg, Mississippi to northwest Alabama. In the Grenada area, there were a series of fortifications providing protection for the Central Railroad that supplied the south.

For more information, contact Scott Garrett with the 21st Mississippi Infantry at 601-259-2240.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 4.9 million visitors each year, these lakes also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil or the Vicksburg District's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/VicksburgUSACE.
Contact: Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

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(ECCC) - WINTER WEATHER UPDATE Still in effect ...

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East Central Community College
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:45 p.m. CDT



Good evening East Central family!



I attended a MEMA/FEMA briefing at 4:00 p.m. after monitoring weather developments all day from my office. Due to the anticipated road conditions in and around East Central Community College (ECCC) overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday, the ECCC campus will be closed Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Therefore, all classes, both day and night, will NOT meet and all offices will beCLOSED at all college locations on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. In addition, all college activities and events scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed.



Due to hazardous travel conditions for their employees, Valley Services will offer a modified cafeteria schedule for our dormitory students on Wednesday including a brunch from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and a dinner from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Also, please be aware that at this time there are several areas of ice accumulation on the roads and sidewalks in and around the Decatur campus. At night and even during the day, these slippery areas may be difficult to detect. Therefore, we will ask that everyone on campus Wednesday morning proceed with extreme caution until we are able to determine the extent of the icing conditions. Thank you for your cooperation with this important request.



As always, we will continue to monitor weather developments throughout our five-county service area. Should changes in weather conditions necessitate any additional changes to any campus activity/schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.



Once again, all classes, both day and night, will NOT meet and offices at all college locations will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. In addition, all college activities and events scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed.

God Bless and Stay Warm & Safe!



Billy W. Stewart, Ph.D.

President

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