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Homecoming and Revival Services

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Pushmataha, AL
Homecoming - Aug. 3rd at 2:30
Guest Speaker: John Robinson, pastor of West Point MBC
Waynesboro, MS

Revival Services Aug. 4th -8th nightly at 7:30
Guest Speaker: Rev. Johnny Twyman, pastor of Blessed Hope Baptist
from Cleveland , OH

Rev. Marvin L. Dixon is the pastor of the church
(205) 398-3090




ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

ECCC'S Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia
ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

Tips on starting a new business will be available during a workshop scheduled Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia.

The free information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC Director, will serve as guest speaker.

To advance register or to receive more information, contact Ronald Westbrook at 601-635-6297 or Virgie Thames, administrative assistant, at 601-635-6296. Their respective e-mail addresses are rwestbrook@eccc.edu and vthames@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



Pastor Appreciation Day

JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH 12800 COUNTY ROAD 9 HALSELL AL
PASTOR'S APPRECIATION PROGRAM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 FOR REV. THADDEUS DOUGLAS. MORNING SERVICES AT 11;00 WITH REV. CLAYTON DAVIS JR FROM SILAS, ALA. EVENING SERVICES AT 2;30 PM DR TL DOUGLAS WILL BRING THE MESSAGE INVITING EVERYONE TO COME OUT.
EVERYONE IS INVITED




John The Baptist - Halsell, AL ... Events Calendar

JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH 12800 COUNTY ROAD 9 HALSELL AL
FAMILY DAY HOMECOMMING
SUNDAY AUG. 17 AT 2:00
REV THADDEUS DOUGLAS PASTOR ...
GUEST MINISTER IS REV.DEAYRUS SMITH ...
REVIVAL SERVICES WILL BEGAIN EACH NIGHT AT 7:00
REV.CORY PRUITT FROM DAYTON OHIO GUEST MINISTER

PASTOR'S APPRECIATION PROGRAM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 FOR REV. THADDEUS DOUGLAS. MORNING SERVICES AT 11;00 WITH REV. CLAYTON DAVIS JR FROM SILAS, ALA. EVENIND SERVICES AT 2;30 PM DR TL DOUGLAS WILL BRING THE MESSAGE INVITING EVERYONE TO COME OUT.
EVERYONE IS INVITED




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

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - July 21st - July 27th - Vol. lll No. 82



Monday, July 21, 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: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time: Monday through Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.484.3988



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



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 Monthly Meeting

Location:Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time:12 noon

For More Information:Call 601.693.1306

Please come join the Young Professionals of Meridian at their monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month at 12 p.m. YPM meets in the Rush Cafeteria private dining room on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Building. Meetings speakers vary from local business owners, to other YP members, to non-profit organizations in the area. Anyone interested in joining the Young Professionals is welcome to come to meetings.



Event:Tax Responsibilities for Small Businesses

Location:Union Station 2nd Floor

Time:6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1306

This seminar will identify the various taxes that you, the small business owner, are required to pay. We will also discuss how you may fulfill this responsibility.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event:How to Develop a Business Plan

Location:EMBDC Conference Room

Time:2pm - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1306

This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.



Event: LOVE OUT LOUD

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time:7pm

For More Information:Call 601.482.3498

2nd Annual LOVE OUT LOUD presented by Northcrest Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to our worship services for this special ministry. Dr. Dan Lanier, preaching, music from the Northcrest Worship Choir and Pine Grove worship team.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 24, 2014



Event: United Way of East Mississippi Stuff the Bus

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time: 9am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2732

Come out and "Stuff the Bus" You can donate: *SCHOOL SUPPLIES *NEW OR GENTLY USED UNIFORMS *MONETARY DONATIONS. Donations will support elementary children as they go back to school.



Event: 2015 Distinguished Young Women Pageant

Location: Meridian Temple Theater

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Doors to the theater will open at 6:30. TICKET PRICES RESERVED-(SOLD FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS ONLY)-$60.00 GENERAL ADMISSION- (TOP BALCONY ONLY) All three nights $45.00 Thursday night $15.00 Friday night $15.00 Saturday night $20.00.



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



Friday, July 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: LOVE OUT LOUD

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time:7pm

For More Information:Call 601.482.3498

2nd Annual LOVE OUT LOUD presented by Northcrest Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to our worship services for this special ministry. Dr. Dan Lanier, preaching, music from the Northcrest Worship Choir and Northcrest student praise band.



Event: 2015 Distinguished Young Women Pageant

Location: Meridian Temple Theater

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Doors to the theater will open at 6:30. TICKET PRICES RESERVED-(SOLD FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS ONLY)-$60.00 GENERAL ADMISSION- (TOP BALCONY ONLY) All three nights $45.00 Thursday night $15.00 Friday night $15.00 Saturday night $20.00.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, July 26, 2014



Event: Tony Bennett

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Admission $88, $82. Pre-show begins at 6pm.



Event: 2015 Distinguished Young Women Pageant

Location: Meridian Temple Theater

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.3438

Doors to the theater will open at 6:30. TICKET PRICES RESERVED-(SOLD FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS ONLY)-$60.00 GENERAL ADMISSION- (TOP BALCONY ONLY) All three nights $45.00 Thursday night $15.00 Friday night $15.00 Saturday night $20.00.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, July 27, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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




Revival Services

Oak Hill Baptist Church 6201 Hwy 493 in Meridian
Oak Hill Baptist Church will have a Revival August 3-6, 2014. Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Oak Hill is located at 6201 Hwy 493 in Meridian. Preacher will be Dr. Jon Daniels. Music will be lead by Brian Turnbull. For more information call 601 482 5583 or www.OHBCMERIDIAN.org




Revival Services

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 11191 Rd 747 Philadelphia, MS
Revival Services
Aug. 4th - 6th each evening at 7:00
Guest Evangelist: Elder Kevin Carter of Canton United Methodist

Elder Peggy Gibson is the pator of the church
(601) 389-2010 (Church)
(601) 656-9437 (Parsonage)



NAVY MERIDIAN - CHANGE OF COMMAND

NAS MERIDIAN
NAVY MERIDIAN
NEWS RELEASE

Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station
255 Rosenbaum Avenue, Suite 201
Meridian, MS 39309-5003
(601) 679-2318/2602

PRESREL #20-14 Release Date: July 16, 2014



NAS MERIDIAN
CHANGE OF COMMAND
SET FOR JULY 18


Naval Air Station Meridian will welcome a new Commanding Officer during an official change of command ceremony on Friday, July 18.
Capt. Charles C. Moore II will be relieved by Capt. Scott Bunnay, who will become NAS Meridian's 24th Commanding Officer.
Capt. Moore served as the NAS Meridian Commanding Officer from July 2011 to the present. Under his leadership, the installation provided the highest quality support for its tenant commands, skillfully managed response to disasters, and received numerous accolades.
Capt. Moore guided 400 personnel in providing facilities and services with a $30 million budget, which enabled 73,400 flight operations over 135,735 flight hours at two airfields and led to the winging of 387 naval aviators.
He orchestrated $65 million in repairs and renovations, which facilitated the graduation of 6,350 students from Naval Technical Training Center Meridian and 2,100 students from Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One.
Capt. Moore skillfully managed a National Logistics Staging Area during Hurricane Isaac, an 8,000 gallon fuel line rupture and a tuberculosis outbreak, returning the installation to normal operations with no lasting impacts.
His extensive leadership was further evidenced by the installation's awards, including Southeast Region's small installation nomination for the 2011 Installation Excellence Award, the Secretary of the Navy's Gold Energy Award, the National Weather Service's StormReady Community designation, three consecutive Ney Five Star Accreditations, the 2013 Retention Excellence Award, Southeast Region's 2013 Environmental Stewardship Community Service Flagship Award, and 2013 Chief of Naval Operations Installation Environmental Restoration Award.
Capt. Bunnay is no stranger to NAS Meridian. He completed flight training here, receiving his Wings of Gold and designation as a Naval Aviator in July 1994. Then he transferred to the EA-6B Prowler Fleet Replacement Squadron, Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.

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In September 1995, Capt. Bunnay graduated from VAQ-129 and was assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135). While assigned to the "World Famous Black Ravens," he deployed as part of Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) supporting Operation Southern Watch and later aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operations Southern Watch and Desert Fox.
In May 1999, Capt. Bunnay reported to the Combined Air Operations Center of NATO's 5th Allied Tactical Air Force in Vicenza, Italy. He served as the Electronic Warfare Coordination Cell Chief in support of Operation Allied Force. In November 1999, he reported to VAQ-129 as an Instructor Pilot and served as a Familiarization and Navigation Instructor, Safety Officer and Landing Signal Officer.
In May 2002, Capt. Bunnay was assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 136 (VAQ-136), part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces home ported in Atsugi, Japan, for his department head tour. As a "Gauntlet," he deployed in 2003, as part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), supporting Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. He served as the Safety Officer, Administrative Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and Operations Officer while with VAQ-136.
In December 2004, Capt. Bunnay reported to The Joint Staff (J6), Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (C4 Systems). While serving as an Action Officer, he earned a Master of Science Degree in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. Following selection for Aviation Command, he reported to VAQ-129 as Executive Officer in June 2007.
In June 2008, he reported to Electronic Attack Squadron 132 (VAQ-132) as Executive Officer and assumed command of the "Scorpions" in April 2009. During his tenure, VAQ-132 completed the first fleet transition from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler.
Following his operational command tour, Captain Bunnay reported to the RAND Corporation in August 2010 as a Federal Executive Fellow. In August 2011, he reported to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy.
NAS Meridian supports 24 tenant commands providing aviation and technical training. It accomplishes its mission of "Training the Warfighter" by providing timely, quality services and facilities in an environmentally safe, secure community. Departments working under the Commanding Officer form the backbone for the entire installation's functioning.
Capt. Moore's next assignment will be Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at the University of Illinois.




Homecoming and Revival Services

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church Union, MS
HOMECOMING & REVIVAL 2014


Pastor Jerry Jones and the Spring Hill M. B. Church Family in Union, MS will have their Annual Homecoming & Revival services beginning Sunday, Aug. 10th with homecoming services along with morning worship at 11:00 a.m. and revival services begins
Aug. 11th -15th , (Mon.-Fri.). Services begin nightly at 7:00 p.m. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Anthony Robinson, Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Newton, MS.
Everyone is invited to attend.




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, July 21st
12 p.m.

Tax Responsibilities for
Small Businesses
Union Station - Upstairs
Monday, July 21st
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Meridian Day at the Far
Neshoba County Fair
Founders Square
July 30th

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th


Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org



Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - July 14th - July 20th

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - July 14th - July 20th - Vol. lll No. 81


Monday, July 14, 2014


Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time: Monday through Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.484.3988



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Event: Summer Kids Movie Club - The Croods

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "The Lego Movie." Concessions will be available, no outside food or drink allowed.



Event: The Heart Behind the Music

Location:MSU Riley Center

Time:7:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.696.2200

Admission $39, $33. Featuring Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Collin Raye, and Bryan White.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, July 16, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 17, 2014



Event: MSU Riley Center 2014/2015

Fall/Winter Series Announcement

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 5:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Come learn the great line up scheduled to perform for the 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Series.



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



Friday, July 18, 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: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, July 19, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, July 20, 2014



Event: LOVE OUT LOUD

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time:7pm

For More Information:Call 601.482.3498

2nd Annual LOVE OUT LOUD presented by Northcrest Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to our worship services for this special ministry. Our services will be at Dumont Plaza, Sunday, July 20th @ 7pm; Wednesday July 23rd @ 7pm and Friday, July 25th @7pm.



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar




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




Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

See Schedule
Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

Meridian High School English teacher Derrick Johnson recently attended the Literacy Across the Curriculum Institute (LACI) for Teachers in Grade 5–12, hosted by Delta State University’s College of Education & Human Sciences.
The institute, titled "Putting the Pieces Together," enables teachers in middle and secondary schools to effectively incorporate the teaching of literacy skills in specific content areas. For more information regarding the institute, please contact Dr. Levenia Barnes at lbarnes@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4309.




Meridian Public Schools - Registration 2014/2015

See Schedule
2014-15 Registration - July 14-18, 2014

Parents and Guardians of new and returning students must go to their child's school during the week of July 14-18, 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to complete registration for the 2014-15 school year.



Returning Students:

Parents and Guardians of returning students will need to provide photo identification, two (2) proofs of residency*, and verify information on data cards.



New Students:

Parents and Guardians of students that are new to MPSD must provide photo identification and two (2) proofs of residency* as well as the student's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization records.



Incoming 7th grade students:

All incoming 7th grade students must provide proof of the Tdap Immunization prior to beginning school.



Meridian High School:

The registration schedule for the week of July 14-18 at Meridian High School is as follows -

Monday, July 14 - Seniors

Tuesday, July 15 - Juniors

Wednesday, July 16 - Sophomores

Thursday, July 17 - Freshman

Friday, July 18 - New Students and Make-Ups



*Proofs of Residency:

Proofs of residency can include: homestead exemption, mortgage documents, apartment or home lease, one utility bill, driver's license or voter precinct card, and automobile registration.



Open House Schedule



Meridian High School

Sunday, August 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Middle Schools (Carver, Magnolia, and Northwest)

Monday, August 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.



Elementary Schools

Tuesday, August 5 (see times for each school below)



Crestwood - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Lower – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Upper - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Oakland Heights - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Parkview - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Poplar Springs - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (New Family Orientation at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium)

West Hills - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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



The Whole Schools Initiative - in Meridian

MSU Riley Center
The Whole Schools Initiative is Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program, using the arts as a vehicle for promoting high-quality instruction and learning for students in all disciplines. This unique program goes far beyond “art for art’s sake” and applies the learning power of the arts across the entire curriculum. Educators from across Mississippi will be in attendance to learn how to make arts integration work in their classrooms.



Susan Liles
Public Relations Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
501 North West Street
Suite 1101A
Jackson, MS 39201
601/359-6031
Fax 601/359-6008
www.arts.ms.gov
sliles@arts.ms.gov



Revival Services

Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church 370 Mt. Tabor Road Coatopa, Alabama
Mt. Tabor M. B. Church, 370 Mt. Tabor Road, Coatopa, Alabama, where the Rev. James McDonald is pastor will be having its' Annual Revival Monday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m. nightly. Minister Calvin Melton, Pastor of the Voka Valley Baptist Church, Scooba, Mississippi, will be conducting the services.




Meridian Activity Center - Events

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, August 7, from 8:00 until 12:00 the AARP Driver Training Class for seniors will be held at Meridian Activity Center, Room 4, 3300-32nd Avenue. Advance fee suggested to reserve a seat; $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members.

Monday, August 11 - Fall eight-week classes begin for adults 21 and over at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.

Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org



Journey of Hope will arrive in Meridian ...

Meridian First Ladies Civitan Club 7753 Poplar Springs Dr. Meridian Miss. 39305-8914
SEE PEOPLE’S ABILITIES, NOT THEIR DISABILITIES

Journey of Hope believes in the abilities of all people.



MERIDIAN, Miss. - Journey of Hope will arrive in Meridian for dinner with the women of the Meridian First Ladies Civitan Club after 80 miles of cycling. The Meridian First Ladies Civitan Club work to benefit the residents of Meridian and Lauderdale County. Journey of Hope will cycle an average of 75 miles a day for people with disabilities. The team will enhance the lives of countless individuals with disabilities through grant funding and community events.



What: Journey of Hope, organized by Push America, is a cycling trek that raises funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. Every cyclist commits to raising at least $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities. Combine their individual efforts with corporate sponsorships and the Journey of Hope 2014 team will raise more than $500,000 for people with disabilities.



When: Saturday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.



Where: Meridian First Ladies Civitan Club
7753 Poplar Springs Dr.
Meridian Miss. 39305-8914



Who: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members from across the country.




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, July 21st
12 p.m.

Meridian Day at the Far
Neshoba County Fair
Founders Square
July 30th

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th


Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org



Pastoral Installation Service

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 2614 13th Street Meridian, MS
Pastoral Installation Service for Rev. Walter Patrick
July 27th at 3:30 pm

(601) 483-1776


Family and Friends Day Program

New Life Independent Missionary Baptist Church Meridian, MS
Family and Friends Day Program ...
Guest Speaker: Rev. Geral Hudson

Rev. Paul Clayton is the pastor of the church
(601) 701-7748



Homecoming - Revival Services

Simmons Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Collinsville, MS
Homecoming ...
July 20th - 2:00 pm - Guest Speaker: Pastor David Mosley -
of Grace Baptist Church in Meridian
Revival Services...
July 21st - 25th each evening at 7:30 ...
Guest Speaker: Pastor Willie Clark - of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Meridian




Revival Service

Aug 1, 2014 7:30 pm

Center Hill Church of God 3540 Highway 15 South Louisville, MS
One-Night Revival Service
Aug. 1st at 7:30 pm




Revival Services

Jul 27, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014 See Schedule

Paradise Church of God in Christ 2103 13th Ave. Meridian, MS
July 27th 3 pm
July 28th - 31st nightly at 7:30

Revivalist is Prophet Desmond Peterson from Queens, NY and the theme for the revival is “… these signs shall follow them that believe.” Mark 16:17.





Meridian Activity Center ... Some of the July Events

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue
Wednesday, July 9
9:00 - 11:00
WINDOWS 8 Beginning computer class at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register!

Friday, July 11
9:00 - 11:00
Word Processing Class at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register!

Thursday, July 17
1:00 - 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue hosted by Anderson Medical Center. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.


Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org

Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org



UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

The University of West Alabama Webb Hall Gallery
UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama will display 17 local artists’ pieces during its summer art exhibit, Accent on Art: Sumter County, in Webb Hall Gallery.

A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the gallery located on the first floor of Webb Hall. Art on display includes a variety of formats including wood carving, china painting, dress making, painting, doll making, furniture making, and knife making.

Local artists featured in the exhibit include Christy Abbey, Louise Boyd, Mary Neville Boyd, Bonnie Campbell, Karen Castleman, James Cockrell, Peggy Colvin, Burton Fuller, Margaret Hagood, Alan Hall, Sheila Hull, Jane Hurtt, Frances Leverett, Lilly Mack, Nathan Purath, Tut Riddick, and Claire Smith.

The Accent on Art: Sumter County display will be featured throughout the month of August on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on exhibits in Webb Hall Art Gallery, please contact Vivian Hauser at vhauser@uwa.edu or 205-652-3611.

Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu

Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu



Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - July 7th - July 13th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - July 7th - July 13th - Vol. lll No. 80


Monday, July 7, 2014


Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time: Monday through Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.484.3988



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014



Event: Summer Kids Movie Club - The Lego Movie

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "The Lego Movie." Concessions will be available, no outside food or drink allowed.



Event: The Heart Behind the Music

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time:7:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $39, $33. Featuring Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Collin Raye, and Bryan White.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, July 9, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event: Starting a Business - First Steps

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm-4pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Are you interested in starting your own business but don't know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 10, 2014



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



Friday, July 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: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, July 12, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, July 13, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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






Earth's Bounty

Meridian's Singing Brakeman Park
We hope to see everyone Saturday, July 5th at Singing Brakeman Park
from 8am - 1pm. The area Farmer's Market will have a bountiful harvest to select from as will the Earth's Bounty vendors. Don't miss the fresh peaches, watermelons, butter beans, purple hull peas, goat's milk soap, baked goods, homemade hushpuppy mix, beautiful plants, shrubs and more! Richelle Putnam will be entertaining us with her music talents and Pony Express will be our food truck. The kids activity area will be in full swing and Tiny the Meridian Main Street mascot will be on hand.
It's going to be a jammed packed day!
Special thanks to Greater Meridian Health Clinic for being the
2014 Presenting Sponsor and for offering free blood pressure
screenings at the July festival.




2015 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program

Temple Theatre Downtown - Meridian, MS
2015 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi Program

Show dates: July 24, 25 and 26, 2014

Show time: Thursday-7:30

Friday-7:30

Saturday-8:00

Location: Historic Temple Theater


For ticket information and sales please call: 601-480-3438





Lauren Pratt
Marketing Specialist
MCC Community and Business Development
910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
Office: 601-481-1324

Lauren Pratt
Marketing Specialist
MCC Community and Business Development
910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
Office: 601-481-1324



Jimmie Rodgers entry in Birthplace of Country Music Orthophonic Joy Project

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Jimmie Rodgers entry in Birthplace of
Country Music Orthophonic Joy Project

The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation has entered a video in the competition for a place on the Orthophonic Joy Project of the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. We need you to find the link, watch the video entitled Britt Gully , I am Bound for the Promised Land and like it and share it with your friends. Part of the competition will be judged by the number of likes on the facebook page through July 10th. Part of the competition will be determined by a panel of judges on July 18th.

This project is very important to the promotion of the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Meridian, Mississippi and Country Music as well as Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. This is a great opportunity to showcase the musical heritage and history of Meridian, Mississippi

Please enjoy the great audio/video work and the beautiful singing and guitar playing of Britt Gully, Jimmie Rodgers tribute artist with his rendition of Alfred Karnes”I am Bound for the Promised Land.

Please like and share by going to https://www.facebook.com/birthplaceofcountrymusic

Thanks so much for your support. Your comments and suggestions are requested.


Betty Lou Jones, President

The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation

bebestuartjones@comcast.net

601-917-4344

www.jimmierodgers.com




Musician Appreciation Service ... First Enterprise M. B. Church

First Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church
Musician Appreciation program for Mrs. Lois Lowery, Mr. Alton Reed, & Mrs. Keona Wilkins will be held at First Enterprise M. B. Church on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00PM with Rev. William McCormick, Pastor of New Oak Grove M. B. Church as our guest speaker.




8th annual Fun Day in Pennington !

Haguewood Park Pennington, AL
The Town of Pennington is having it's 8th annual Fun Day July 12th at Haguewood Park starting at 11am. This event is open to all, come and enjoy great food from our vendors, play games, and the gaint water slides.




Meridian Activity Center - August 2014 Events

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Monday, August 11
8:00 - All day
Fall Classes begin at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Please come by for a tour or to register for the class of your choice! Phone 601-485-1812 for information. You won't believe our prices!!

Monday, August 11
6:00 - 7:30
Class on iPhone usage with Michael Remy at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register!



Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org




BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, July 3
1:00 - 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue hosted by Southern Care. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

Wednesday, July 9
9:00 - 11:00
WINDOWS 8 Beginning computer class at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register!

Friday, July 11
9:00 - 11:00
Word Processing Class at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register!

Thursday, July 17
1:00 - 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue hosted by Anderson Medical Center. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.


Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org




Meridian Activity Center "Bingo in July"

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, July 3
1:00 - 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue hosted by Southern Care. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

Thursday, July 17
1:00 - 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue hosted by Anderson Medical Center. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.


Thank you!


Barbara Wells, Director
Meridian Activity Center
3300-32nd Avenue
Phone/FAX 601-485-1812
barbarawells@meridianms.org




Make A Wish Garage Sale

10165 Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Estates Meridian, MS
Make A Wish Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 from 7 AM to 2 PM, 10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estates. All cloths, shoes, and purses are .50 each piece, Dog beds, cloths, and harnesses, , Christmas decorations, household items, Easton Baseball bag 15.00, 10 boxes of books at .25 cents each, Children toys and puzzles 25 and 50 cents and so much more. For more information or directions call 601483-8144. Bring your recyclable items cans, inkjet cartridges, and old lock and keys.We will grant two wishes in July so join with us and make wishes come true in our area.

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer




EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting Today

BMW/Mazda of Meridian 2000 Hwy 39 North
EMBDC will host a ribbon cutting today for BMW//Mazda of Meridian. We hope you can attend!


BMW/Mazda of Meridian
2000 Hwy 39 North
Tuesday, July 1st
2 p.m.


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





Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - June 30th - July 6th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - June 30th - July 6th - Vol. lll No. 79


Monday, June 30, 2014


Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event: School Uniforms Sale!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

$99 Special! It's not too early to start back to school shopping at The Liberty Shop!



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014



Event: Free Basic Computer Training

Location: AOTECH Computers

Time: 6pm

For More Information:Call 601.990.8324

First Tuesday of each month starting at 6pm. These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations of basic computer components. Register now at www.aotechtraining.com or call 601.990.8324. Don't miss out on this FREE opportunity!!! "Learn how to stay Virus / Malware Free" We will cover the following Topics: ~ Basic Computers Skills ~ Operating System Differences [ How to Operate a SAFE & VIRUS Free Computer ] ~ Introduction to the internet~ Please click HERE to register. Seating is Limited.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 3, 2014



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



Friday, July 4, 2014



HAPPY 4th of JULY!


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 Star Spangled Jangle

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, July 5, 2014



Event: Earth's Bounty

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 8am - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Meridian Main Street's third annual Earth's Bounty sponsored by Greater Meridian Health Clinic. Join us for a free festival celebrating area farmer's fruits, vegetables, honey, plants, shrubs and more! Don't forget the homemade goodies and great kid's activities! Richelle Putnam will be the musical guest! We will also have an informational booth for canning and preserving. Hope to see you there!



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, July 6, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770


For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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




Meridian Main Street - Block Party - Featuring ..."Grady Champion"

Dumont Plaza
Meridian Main Street - Block Party - Featuring ..."Grady Champion"
June 28th
5:00 - 7:00 pm


Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480

Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480



MCC - July 2014 Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
July 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, IBEST System Maintenance A+ Certification Boot Camp, June 30-July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



College closed for Independence Day holiday, July 4. Classes resume July 7.



Freshman Orientation, July 15, 8 a.m., campus wide. Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, July 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling – Copper-Based Systems, July 24-Sept. 25, 6-10 p.m. 601-482-7445.



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



Workforce Development Class, Customer Service Evening Class, July 28-Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Surgical Technology Program Pinning Ceremony, July 31, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. 601-481-1301.



Summer graduation ceremony, Aug. 1, 1 p.m., Temple Theater. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.




MARCUS CAMPBELL “FUTURE STAR” BASKETBALL / Donation from Waste Management

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MARCUS CAMPBELL “FUTURE STAR” BASKETBALL CAMP TO KICK OFF WITH $2,300 DONATION FROM
WASTE MANAGEMENT’S CWM EMELLE FACILITY

WHAT: Waste Management CWM-Emelle is pleased to announce their title sponsorship of the Marcus Campbell “Future Star” Basketball Camp. A donation of $2,300 will support the camp and its mission of promoting social wellness, health and empowerment for youth in the region.



The free camp will run Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3, in the Sumter Central High School and Livingston Junior High School gyms in Livingston, Ala.



“Waste Management is proud to continue its support of the ‘Future Stars’ Basketball Camp, which has been instrumental in improving the daily lives of youth in our community through the promotion of positive and healthy activities,” said Mike Davis, Senior District Manager, CWM Emelle Facility. “This camp provides youth in this region with great experiences and opportunities to learn, have fun and improve their life skills, and Waste Management appreciates this important service to the community.”



“This program, which is now in its thirteenth year, has become a staple in Sumter County, and it’s because of valued community partners like Waste Management’s CWM Emelle Facility that we’re able to continue this tradition for our local youth,” said Sumter County Commissioner Marcus Campbell. “We’re thankful for Waste Management’s support, and we’re looking forward to another fun-filled and successful year.”



Campbell is a former basketball player for the University of Alabama and the European Professional Basketball League.



WHO: Waste Management’s CWM Emelle Facility representatives,

the Marcus Campbell “Future Star” Basketball Camp



WHEN: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



WHERE: 13828 US Highway 11

York, Ala.


ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are the largest residential recycler and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill-ga gas-to -energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com.




RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014

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RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014
Reach, Relate, Respond

MERIDIAN, MS (June 25, 2014) - - The 7th Annual Reconciliation Week Celebration will be held July 6 - 12, 2014. What began as a one day annual commemorative observance of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy expanded to a week long celebration in 2008. This year’s theme is "Following Paths to Reconciliation.” The week’s events include:
Sunday, 7/6 – Reconciliation Service, 3:00 p.m.; 31st Baptist Church
Monday, 7/7 – Free Lemonade/Music, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Dumont Plaza
Wednesday, 7/9 – Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Luncheon, 11:45 am, Union
Station
Friday, 7/11 – Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 7:00 am; City Hall
Saturday, 7/12 – Memorial Ride by Oxford Night Owls and Queen City Cruisers
Motorcycle Clubs, 12:00 p.m.


To celebrate the memory of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003, we will promote reconciliation in distinctive ways. We will reach out to those in need and hold events that allow the community to relate across racial lines in an effort to create a positive response. Our endeavors to reach out will include a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Lauderdale County. For the fifth year, we will also award two deserving Lauderdale County high school graduates with Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $300.00 each. In addition the Miller Family will pass out free lemonade at Dumont Plaza.

Wednesday’s luncheon is an opportunity for relationship building. The lunch is designed to help establish and extend friendships to others of a different background. Ideas will be shared on how we can respond to grow on a personal, professional, and economic level. This year's speaker is Dr. Raymon Leake, pastor of First Baptist Church in Meridian. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7 for students. We will also present the Reconciler Award to 2 deserving members of our community. Mission Mississippi Meridian will host the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Friday. This is an opportunity for local leaders to pray for our city and communities. On Saturday, the Oxford Night Owl and Queen City Cruiser Motorcycle Clubs will lead a memorial ride from the Lockheed Martin Corporation to Forest Lawn Cemetery, where a short program will be held.

Yellow and black bows will be displayed during the week at city and county offices.

About The Reconciliation Committee:
The mission of the Reconciliation Committee is to unite the community in the spirit of reconciliation in honor of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003. The committee was formed in 2010. Our goal is to create positive changes by bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in various venues. For more information call Stacey Miller, committee chairman @ 601)482-2489 or 601)616-2879.





The Partnership Community Outreach Meeting ...

Neshoba County Coliseum Philadelphia, MS
Outreach Meeting

The Partnership Community Outreach Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Leaders from various agencies will be available to discuss their programs and how you can apply. Topics may include: Conservation Programs, Conservation Technical Assistance, Disaster Programs, Farm Lending, and Small Farmer Loans.
For more information contact: United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (601)-656-8783 Ext.3. Supporting Agencies: Natural Resource Conservation Service, Neshoba Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, and Other Community Cooperative Working Groups.




Pastoral Installation Service

Jul 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 3312 Meridale Road Meridian, MS
Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will have a
Pastoral Installation Service for Rev. Alvin Moore, Jr.,
July 20th at 2:30 pm (601) 485-8963




Community Health Fair

Jul 12, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free Gospel Temple Pentecostal Church 1624 19th Street Meridian, MS
2Serve Community Outreach presents ...
Community Health Fair
July 12th from 11 am - 2 pm
Gas-Card Give-a-way ...
Food-Card Give-a-ways
Blood Pressure checks by Greater Meridian Health Clinic
Vision checks by Walmart Vision Center ...
Mental and physical health professionals on hand for
info and answer questions

Paris Hearn
(601) 513-4148




Youth Sunday!

Free Gospel Temple Pentecostal Church 1624 19th Street Meridian, MS
Youth Sunday
June 29th
11:15 am ....
Singing, poems, praise dance, sign and more.




Make-A-Wish Foundation

Lauderdale County Farm Bureau
Lauderdale County Farm Bureau will be doing a reveal party for Jacob (17, I wish to go to the Smokey Mountains) and Zane (15, I wish to go to Disney World) on July 8, at 6:00PM at the Lauderdale County Farm Bureau Office in Meridian. They will be having a cookout for the wish children and anticipate about 100 people. Both children have large families. They are looking forward to having lots of fun and hope you will be able to attend.

Swayze Pentecost
Development and Communications Coordinator

Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
576 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 120
Ridgeland, MS 39157

swayze@ms.wish.org
601.366.9474 ext. 1303
Fax: 601.898.3990



Waste Pro of Mississippi - Fourth of July Garbage Collection for the City of Meridian

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Fourth of July Garbage Collection for the City of Meridian

NO CHANGE – ALL routes will run as normal.

We ask that all garbage be curbside by 7am on the route day.

Hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Cassandra F. Reece
Residential & Shop Assistant
Waste Pro of Mississippi
Division 602
Ph: 601-483-9777
Fax: 601-483-9787
creece@wasteprousa.com




Book Signing - Join Richelle Putnam and June Davis Davidson

Meridian Main Street Office 2120A 5th Street Meridian, MS
Book Signing - Join Richelle Putnam and June Davis Davidson
June 26, 2014
4pm - 6pm
Meridian Main Street Office
2120A 5th Street
Please join us!



Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480



Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - June 23rd- 29th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - June 23rd- 29th - Vol. lll No. 78


Monday, June 23, 2014

Event: Meridian Freedom Summer 1964

Talking Photograph Museum

Location: Union Station, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Public Library

Time: 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday

For More Information:Call 601.485.1927

Daily from 8am - 5pm at Union Station, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Public Library View Freedom Summer in Meridian through the eyes of the Freedom Summer workers who were there. Photography collections from freedom summer workers will be on display at these three venues.



Event: School Uniforms Sale!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

$99 Special!



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event: Freedom Summer Movie

Location: Historic Temple Theater

Time: 1:45pm - 3:45pm

For More Information:Call 601.485.1927

This powerful documentary from the American Experience on PBS previewed earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Civil rights activist Dave Dennis will introduce the film.

While admission is free, a ticket is required to view the movie. Tickets are available at Meridian City Hall or call 601-485-1927.



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Meridianite Picnic and Convention Open House

Location:Council of Organizations /C.E. Oatis Jr. Building

Time: 4pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.485.6440

Open House Night Celebration. Local ministers and choirs welcoming visitors to the city and well-wishing for successful, safe picnic.



Event: Freedom Summer:

Honoring the Legacy & Pursuing Greatness

Location: Historic Temple Theater

Time: 7pm - 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.485.1927

Join the families of slain civil workers Chaney, Goodman and Shwerner along with Freedom Summer Workers, Dave Dennis, Gail Falk, Mark Levy and others as we honor the accomplishments of Freedom Summer and look forward to carrying on the legacy. Featuring, esteemed guest speaker, Marian Wright Eldeman, Founder and President of National Children's Defense Fund.



Thursday, June 26, 2014



Event: Book Signing

with Richelle Putnam and June Davidson

Location: Meridian Main Street

Time: 4pm - 6pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.7480

Please join us for the book signing of The Inspiring Life of Eudora Welty by Richelle Putnam, and Country Stores of Mississippi by June Davidson at the Meridian Main Street office.



Event: Blues Trail Marker Unveiling

Location: City Hall

Time: 4pm - 4:30pm

For More Information:Call 601.482.8001

MDA Division of Tourism and the Mississippi Blues Commission invite you to join them as they unveil the next Blues Trail Marker titled 'Meridian R&B and Soul'.



Event: Martinis at the Museum

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased the night of the event at the door or in advance at The Meridian Museum of Art. There will be a silent auction featuring the famous 8 x 8s donated by local artists to benefit the museum's programming, food featured from local restaurants and specialty martinis. Music will be provided by local musicians and bands.



Event: Meridianite Open Mic Night

Location: Council of Organizations Building

Time: 5pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.201.8150

Open Mic Night Celebration. Local poets and musicians, expressing artistic interpretations in a backdrop of jazz and laid-back rhythms.



Event: Eric Benet

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Tickets: $48, $42. Pre-Show Party at 6pm.



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



Friday, June 27, 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: Summer Breeze Whiteout Show featuring

Latimore and Klass Band Brotherhood

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Tickets available at Sam's Fashion, TaNae's Beauty Salon, and The Temple Theater. Doors open at 8pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, June 28, 2014



Event: Meridian Block Party featuring Grady Champion

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time: 5pm - 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Free and open to the public! Come early and shop at the Liberty Shop, Lucas Road, Mustard Tree Missions Downtown, and Sam's Fashion. Stay late and Pub Crawl at The Brickhouse Bar & Grill, Faces Jazz and Blues Lounge, and Weidmann's!



Event: Meridianite Grand Ball

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 8pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: 601.485.6440

$75 for members for registration and weekend events; $85 for non-members for registration and weekend events. Red Carpet and Grand Ball Celebration. Glitz and glamour on the red carpet before the Grand Ball featuring Just A Few Cats. Music, Food, and Dance celebration at the MSU Riley Center.



Event: A Tribute to David Ruffin

Location: The Temple Theater

Time: 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Advanced Tickets: $45; $55 at the Door. Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. - Showtime: 8:00 p.m. Tickets available at the Temple Theatre and the Bible Book Store



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, June 29, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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




Upward Basketball Camp

Northpark Church 7770 Highway 39 North Meridian, MS
Upward Basketball Camp ...
for boys who have completed 3rd - 6th grade
July 14th - 16th from 9 am - 12 noon
Cost is only $40
Registration is going on now

(601) 482-1322
www.northparkchurch.net



The Global Leadership Summit

Northpark Church 7770 Highway 39 North Meridian, MS
The Global Leadership Summit ... world class leadership training for you and your business ...
August 14th & 15th
Register now ... Only $100 for both days

(601) 482-1322
www.northparkchurch.net



Ms. Callie Cole ... Retirement Recognition from MCCSA

Multi-County Community Service Agency 2906 Saint Paul Street Meridian, MS
The board of directors and staff of MCCSA are pleased to recognize the reirement of Ms. Calie Cole ...
June 30th from 11 am - 1 pm at MCCSA bldg.
Gifts and honorariums will be accepted

RSVP by: June 23rd to
Mary Atterberry
(601) 484-3975



EMBDC Recognizes June Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes June Ambassadors of the Month

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its June Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Carol Bass with The Radio People, second place went to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center, and third place was awarded to Herman Stegall with Rush Health Systems. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Gary Huffmaster with ServPro 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.

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



Gov. Haley Barbour ... press conference/rally

Dumont Plaza
Gov. Haley Barbour will hold a press conference/rally at Dumont Plaza on Friday at 3:00. He will be talk about the Senate race and the importance of getting out the vote.




Meridian Main Street - Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Downtown - Meridian, MS 5th Street
Join the Celebration!

The 12th Annual

Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Downtown 5th Street

Gates open at 4pm

Tickets available at SAM'S FASHIONS

$10 advance
$15 at the gate


Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480



RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014

Meridian, MS ...... See Schedule
RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014
Reach, Relate, Respond

MERIDIAN, MS (June 17, 2014) - - The 7th Annual Reconciliation Week Celebration will be held July 6 - 12, 2014. What began as a one day annual commemorative observance of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy expanded to a week long celebration in 2008. This year’s theme is "Following Paths to Reconciliation.” The week’s events include:
Sunday, 7/6 – Reconciliation Service, 3:00 p.m.; 31st Baptist Church
Monday, 7/7 – Free Lemonade/Music, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Dumont Plaza
Wednesday, 7/9 – Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Luncheon, 11:45 am, Union
Station
Friday, 7/11 – Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 7:00 am; City Hall
Saturday, 7/12 – Memorial Ride Oxford Night Owls Motorcycle Club, 12:00 p.m.


To celebrate the memory of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003, we will promote reconciliation in distinctive ways. We will reach out to those in need and hold events that allow the community to relate across racial lines in an effort to create a positive response. Our endeavors to reach out will include a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Lauderdale County. For the fifth year, we will also award two deserving Lauderdale County high school graduates with Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $300.00 each. In addition the Miller Family will pass out free lemonade at Dumont Plaza.

Wednesday’s luncheon is an opportunity for relationship building. The lunch is designed to help establish and extend friendships to others of a different background. Ideas will be shared on how we can respond to grow on a personal, professional, and economic level. We will also present the Reconciler Award to 2 deserving members of our community. Mission Mississippi Meridian will host the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Friday. This is an opportunity for local leaders to pray for our city and communities. On Saturday, the Oxford Night Owl and Queen City Cruiser Motorcycle Clubs will lead a memorial ride from the Lockheed Martin Corporation to Forest Lawn Cemetery, where a short program will be held.

Yellow and black bows will be displayed during the week at city and county offices.

About The Reconciliation Committee:
The mission of the Reconciliation Committee is to unite the community in the spirit of reconciliation in honor of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003. The committee was formed in 2010. Our goal is to create positive changes by bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in various venues. For more information call Stacey Miller, committee chairman @ 601)482-2489 or 601)616-2879.





Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - June 16th - 22nd

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Calendar of Downtown Events - June 16th - 22nd - Vol. lll No. 77


Monday, June 16, 2014



Event: School Uniforms Sale!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

$99 Special!



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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: Young Professionals of Meridian Monthly Meeting

Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time: Noon - 1pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1306

YPM is a non-for-profit organization for those 21-45, or young at heart. The Young Professionals set out to not only give back to the community, but to gain a business network for members and help make the Meridian area a place people want to live and work.



Event: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014



Event: Meridian Civil Rights Trail Unveiling

Location: MSU Riley

Time: 8am - 9:30am

For More Information:Call 601.482.8001

Join us for a light breakfast and program at the historic MSU Riley Center. Immediately following the program, participants are encouraged to walk to Meridian's African American Business District, just two blocks away, for the unveiling of the Meridian Civil Rights Trail.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, June 18, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



Event: How to Develop a Business Plan

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1306

This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i. e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.



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.



Thursday, June 19, 2014



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



Friday, June 20, 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: State Games of Mississippi Opening Ceremonies

Location: City Hall Lawn

Time: 5pm -10pm

For More Information: Call 601.482.0205



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, June 21, 2014



Event: Martyr Commemoration and Bell Toll

Location: City Hall Lawn

Time: 11am - 12pm

For More Information: Call 601.485.1927

Program led by civil rights activist Reverend Charles Johnson, featuring great music and speakers as we look back on the sacrifice made by Michael Shwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney. Meridian bells toll at 12:00pm to honor the martyrs.



Event: Juneteenth Festival

Location: 5th Street and 25th Avenue

Time: 5pm

For More Information: lsuttonjr@gmail.com

$10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Juneteenth dates back to 1865 and is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. For over a century, cities around the United States have been holding Juneteenth Heritage Festivals to celebrate the richness of the African American culture and highlight our many achievements. This year's festival will feature Gospel, R&B, Blues, Old School Funk, Ethnic food and craft vendors.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, June 22, 2014



Event: United We Stand - Multi-Cultural Worship Service

Location: Dumont Plaza

Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm

For More Information: Call 601.485.1927



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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






Meridian Civil Rights Trail Unveiling

MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian, MS
Meridian Civil Rights Trail Unveiling
* Light Breakfast
* Following program, walk 2 blocks to Meridian's African American Business District for the unveiling of
the Meridian Civil Rights Trail Unveiling




The Sumter County Male Initiative Fitness Walk

The Bethel Pine Baptist Church Walking Trail 796 Sumter 22 Livingston, AL
The Sumter County Male Initiative Fitness Walk
to be held at
The Bethel Pine Baptist Church Walking Trail
796 Sumter 22
Livingston, AL 35470

Saturday, June 28, 2014
5pm

For more information, contact:
Adolphus Moss (205) 499-5769
Rev. Willie Ivory, Sr. (205) 742-8094
Samuel Wright (334) 422-5166
Gary Graves (205) 454-7864
Albert Lee, Jr. (205) 499-1216
Rev. Mitchell Carter (205) 742-8026
Marcus Campbell (205) 499-6015




Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School Livingston, Alabama
Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

5th grade – 12th grade boys & girls

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Registration: 8am – 9am...
(Parent/Guardian must register their children)
9am – 3pm ... and
Thursday, July 3, 2014
8am – 2pm

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School
Livingston, Alabama

***Free, Fundamental & Life Skills Basketball Camp***




2014 Meridianite Picnic

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Meridianite's Picnic and Heritage Journal

The highly anticipated Meridianite's Picnic and Heritage Journals will be distributed on Friday June 13th at the Council of Organizations Building from 6 pm to 8 pm.


Each sponsor of the 2014 Reunion will receive one. Moreover, each patron that bought a full page ad will get a journal as well. Copies of the 2014 Meridianite Heritage Journal are available for $25.00 each.



The Council of Organizations is located at 814 45th Ave Phone 601-485-6440

otis_gowdy@comcast.net or mhoatis@hotmail.com


ALSO .............

2014 Meridianite Picnic to Open with an Evening of Praise



The Meridianite Picnic will commence with an open house and evening of praise at the Council of Organizations Building, hosted by Richard and Dr. Ceatrice Kelly.This free, kickoff event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday June 25, in the Council of Organizations building, 814 45th Avenue, Meridian, MS.



Featured during the evening will be:



* The Rev. Scotty Cole, pastor of the Firehouse Church, 26th Avenue, Meridian. A well-known musician, Rev. Cole has been active is campus ministry at Jones Jr. College; William Carey University; and is currently the pianist for the Meridian Community College Gospel Choir;

* The Rev. Francis Cosgrove, pastor of the Catholic Community in Meridian which includes St Joseph's Church and St. Patrick's Church and School. A native of Ireland, Father Cosgrove has served in churches throughout Mississippi since 1965 including St. John's in Oxford where he was Catholic chaplain at the University of Mississippi; St. Francis's Church in Madison; and vicar general of Diocese of Jackson. He has been a pastor in Meridian since January 2005. He will be accompanied by the St. Joseph Praise Dancers;

* Apostle Dr. Debra Brewer, founder and pastor of Good Shepherd Ministries, 3231 Officer Lake Road, Meridian. A retired nurse with 40 years of experience at both Rush Foundation Hospital and Riley Hospital where she also served as both chaplain and grief counselor, she is the chancellor of Good Shepherd School of Theology. Dr. Brewer is active in social and civic activities, currently serving on the Meridian Airport Authority;

* Elder LaBaron Hedgemon, pastor of Freedom Rock Church. He is a graduate of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies at William Carey University and is a well-known philanthropist and community activist serving on the boards of Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club and Love's Kitchen. Under his leadership, Freedom Rock has developed Camp Destiny, an afterschool summer enrichment program for youths.

Also scheduled to appear the Queen Bees Dance team and the Macedonia Baptist Church Praise Dance Team.



For information contact Dr. Otis Gowdy, Jr at: otis_gowdy@comcast.net

Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480




Leadership Lauderdale Class Graduates at EMBDC Business Before Hours

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Leadership Lauderdale Class Graduates at EMBDC Business Before Hours

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) held Business Before Hours as the graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 Leadership Lauderdale class. This group of individuals has been in the class since September 2013, which kicked off with a two day retreat at Gray Center in Canton, MS. They met each month and learned the various infrastructures of Meridian and Lauderdale County, Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and many other aspects of the local community. They also divide into groups to complete community service projects for the area.

The speaker for the morning's program was Andre Heath, a motivational speaker from the University of Southern Mississippi. Heath focused on "the value of a bothered leader." Asking attendees to think about what bothers them in the community. "I am bothered by the state of our communities, the state of our schools. Our nation is in trouble. Our priorities are misplaced ... You must be bothered, in order to make a difference," said Heath. "Leadership is about influence. Leadership is about getting people together under a common vision to move forward."


The Leadership Lauderdale program continues each year to foster the development of future leaders in the community. The program brings together people from a large range of ages, race, and economic status. For more information on the Leadership Lauderdale Program, please contact Michele Thames at mthames@embdc.org or 601-693-1306.


The EMBDC is proud to announce the graduating class of Leadership Lauderdale 2014:


Richmond Alexander - Engineering Plus, Inc., Linda Allred - Heritage Building Corp., Dustin Autry - Citizens National Bank, Justin Branstetter - The Citizens Bank, Albert Breaizel - City of Meridian, Ross Brown - Rush Health Systems, Scotty Cole - Firehouse Church, Merche Copeland - MS Air National Guard – USAF, J.R. Crowell - RJ Young Co., Jerry Edmonds - City of Meridian, Adele Graham - TAME, LLC, Juanaka Grice - Anderson Regional Medical Center, Trey Hannah - Stifel Nicolaus, Christina Hawkins - Meridian Family of Stations, Bridgett Hester - 1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union, Bryan Holladay - Mississippi Broadcasters, LLC, Jeff Jenkins - Insurance Solutions of Mississippi, Stacy Jenkins - Stacy J Salon, Fannie Johnson - LOVE's Kitchen, Brian Koroknay - Citizens National Bank, Steve Martin - Lauderdale County Tourism, Angie McCraney - Navy Federal Credit Union, Ashlee McFarland - Greater Meridian Health Clinic, Holly Moore - Anderson Regional Medical Center, Justin Palmer - Rush Health Systems Human Resources, Kym Parnell - LOVE's Kitchen, Kathy Price - Haven Chapel UMC, Alan Raine - Lauderdale County, Joe Schifano - Mississippi Power Co., Daniel Stewart - Summit Wealth Group


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



Surfin Singles

Northcrest Baptist Church 3412 North Hills Street Meridian, MS
Northcrest Baptist Church and Mississppi Baptist Convention Board will host a Surfin Singles on Saturday, August 9 at 6 PM at the Multipurpose Building at Northcrest 3412 North Hills Street, Meridian MS. Music by Virginia Smith and Guest Speaker Joseph Harris, food, door prizes games and more. Love offering will be collected at the door. To register go to northcrestbaptist.com or call 601-4823498.

Thank you,
Brenda Golisch
Single Ministry




Choir-Fest Program

Magnolia United Methodist Church
Magnolia United Methodist Church will have their Choir-Fest Program
June 29th at 1:30 pm
Rev. James W. Hare is the pastor of the church




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - June 9th - 15th / Vol. lll No. 76

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Calendar of Downtown Events - June 9th - 15th / Vol. lll No. 76


Monday, June 9, 2014



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event: Vacation Bible School

Location: Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church

Time: 5pm - 8:30pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.485.4113

All children ages 5 years - 6th grade are invited to investigate VBS 2014-Agency D3 June 9-13, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM. The Agency will begin its mission at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church located at 1318 15th Avenue in Meridian, MS.



Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event: School Uniforms Sale!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

$99 Special!



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



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.



Thursday, June 12, 2014



Event: American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 257

Monthly Meeting

Location: The 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

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Friday, June 13, 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: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, June 14, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, June 15, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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




Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.

ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.

Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.

Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.

Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.


College Promotions Director
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689



EMBDC - Ribbon Cuttings

See Schedule
Pink Tangerine
2400 North Hills St, Ste B
Friday, June 13th
10 a.m.


North Pointe Health & Rehabilitation
211 Windmill Drive
Tuesday, June 17th
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




14th Year Church Anniversary

Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship Meridian, MS
Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship concludes their 14th year Church Anniversary
June 22nd with guest speaker: Archbisop LeRoy Bailey, Jr.

(601) 693-0502
Elder LaBaron Hedgemon is the pastor of the church



RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014

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RECONCILIATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2014
Reach, Relate, Respond

The 7th Annual Reconciliation Week Celebration will be held July 6 - 12, 2014. What began as a one day annual commemorative observance of the 2003 Lockheed tragedy expanded to a week long celebration in 2008. This year’s theme is "Following Paths to Reconciliation.” The week’s events include:
Sunday, 7/6 – Reconciliation Service, 3:00 p.m.; 31st Baptist Church
Monday, 7/7 – Free Lemonade/Music, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Dumont Plaza
Wednesday, 7/9 – Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Luncheon, 11:45 am,

Union Station
Friday, 7/11 – Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 7:00 a; City Hall
Saturday, 7/12 – Memorial Ride Oxford Night Owls Motorcycle Club,

12:00 p.m.


To celebrate the memory of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003, we will promote reconciliation in distinctive ways. We will reach out to those in need and hold events that allow the community to relate across racial lines in an effort to create a positive response. Our endeavors to reach out will include a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Lauderdale County. For the fifth year, we will also award two deserving Lauderdale County high school graduates with Rev. Charlie J. Miller Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $300.00 each. In addition the Miller Family will pass out free lemonade at Dumont Plaza.

Wednesday’s luncheon is an opportunity for relationship building. The lunch is designed to help establish and extend friendships to others of a different background. Ideas will be shared on how we can respond to grow on a personal, professional, and economic level. Mission Mississippi Meridian will host the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Friday. This is an opportunity for local leaders to pray for our city and communities. On Saturday, the Oxford Night Owl Motorcycle Club will lead a memorial ride from the Lockheed Martin Corporation to Forest Lawn Cemetery, where a short program will be held.

Yellow and black bows will be displayed during the week at city and county offices.

About The Reconciliation Week Committee:
The mission of the Reconciliation Week Committee is to unite the community in the spirit of reconciliation in honor of the lives lost in the Lockheed tragedy of 2003. The committee was formed in 2010. Our goal is to create positive changes by bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in various venues. For more information call Stacey Miller, committee chairman @ 601)482-2489 or 601)616-2879.





Make-A-Wish Foundation "Garage Sale"

10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estates Meridian, MS
June 20 and 21, Friday and Saturday, from 7 AM to 2 PM will be our monthly MAW Garage Sale at 10165 Lynwood Drive, Tanglewood Estates. All cloths. purses, and shoes are 50 each. Books are 25 cents each and lots of greeting cards .25 to 1.00. Christmas Tree items galore, 3 dog beds and harnesses, 19 in TV, full size mattress, Easton bat bag, and so much more. Always a treasure hunt and priced to sell. Come be part of making wishes come true in this area. Also remember you can bring you aluminum cans, old inkjet cartridges, old locks and keys for recycling. We also have a raffle going on each month. For more information please call 601-483-8144.




2014 Leadership Lauderdale Graduation

MSU Riley Center
The 2014 Leadership Lauderdale graduating class would like to invite you to their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 10th, at 8 a.m. at the MSU Riley Center.





MSU Riley Center Technology Showcase

MSU Riley Center Downtown Meridian, MS
MSU Riley Center Technology Showcase

Business After Hours

Thursday June 5, 2014

5pm - 6:30pm



Come to EMBDC Business After Hours and take a tour of the building and see all the new audio/video technology the MSU Riley Center has to offer, including the new 90" high definition LCD displays, the new Peavey MediaMatrix control and sound system, the integrated presentation/meeting recording capabilities, which makes our venue one of the best in the Southeast.



Thanks to The Riley Foundation for the grant provided for the website and the audio/video technology.



For more information contact: Lynn Combest 601.483.9810

lynn@leadingedges.net






Gospel Singing

Long Creek Community Club of Zero
There will be a Gospel Singing at the Long Creek Community Club of Zero June 28th from 6 - 9 pm ... This is a covered dish event
(602) 693-4640




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

MSU Riley Center
Business After Hours
2200 5th Street
Thursday, June 5th
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Lauderdale Graduation
Business Before Hours
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, June 10th
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, June 16th
12 p.m.

North Pointe
Health & Rehabilitation
Ribbon Cutting
211 Windmill Drive
Tuesday, June 17th
3 p.m.




Coleman Center for the Arts - Summer Camp!!!

Coleman Center for the Arts
Summer Camp!!!
Calling all Sumter County youth ages 8-18: you are invited to “Camp Pop!” Experiment in visual, performing and culinary arts at the Coleman Center for the Arts’ one-week summer camp! Camp will run June 9-13, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, with a closing celebration on June 13 from 6-8 pm.

This year’s summer camp will have a POP! theme. We will be investigating anything pop related: Pop Art, pop culture, pop music, and various pop-up phenomena including storefront projects, performances, street-level art, and so on. Participants will gain experience in visual art, music, performance, creative writing and critical thinking. Camp offers one track for campers age 8-12 and one for campers 13-18, each tailored to the needs and interests of participants. Varied, tasty and balanced lunches will be provided every day.

Space is limited to 24 campers, so don’t wait too long to sign up. Reserve your space in camp by filling out a registration form and turning it into the Coleman Center by May 30th. Slots will be filled on a first come, first serve bases. Registration forms are available at the Coleman Center office (on Avenue A in York), the Hightower Library, the Ruby Pickens Tartt Library, Sumter Central High School, Sumter Academy, York West End Jr. High, Livingston Jr. High, Kinterbish Jr. High and North Sumter Jr. High. For more information please contact the Coleman Center for the Arts at 205.392.2005 or colemancenter@gmail.com, or visit www.colemanarts.org.




Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 2-6 and June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.



High school soccer camp, June 2-4, 9 a.m. to noon, C.D. Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



ACT Review Workshop, June 7, 7:45 a.m.-noon, Webb Hall, Rosenbaum Room. Gail Young, 601-481-1326.



ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.



Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.



Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.



Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu




Fresh Friday Farmers' Market

Church Street Market 812 West Church Street Newton, MSD
Fresh Friday Farmers' Market ... takes place every first Friday of the month - from now thru October 2014 on the premises of
Church Street Market
For info on booth fees and other details, call Mike Harris at ...
(601) 692-6093




“WALK WITH A DOC” PROGRAM

MERIDIAN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CENTER 1715 23RD AVENUE MERIDIAN, MS 39301
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFOR4MATION:
MERIDIAN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CENTER
1715 23RD AVENUE
MERIDIAN, MS 39301
(601)696-6736
Meridian Weight Management Center
ANNOUNCES NEW “WALK WITH A DOC” PROGRAM
“Take a step toward better health,” says Dr. Goodwin
Meridian Weight Management Center will host the first of Meridian’s Walk with a Doc walking program on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at Bonita Lakes Park. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Andrea Goodwin and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. The walk will take place the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 am at Bonita Lakes Park.
Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “This program has had tremendous participation and success in other cities around the country,” said Dr. Goodwin. “I am very pleased to be helping start this exciting and simple program that can improve the health of so many people in our community.
Dr. Goodwin encourages anyone in the community to join the walk. This is a FREE program and preregistration is not required.
“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Meridian Weight Management Center. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, Meridian Weight Management Center, Bonita Lakes Park, and the people of Meridian are demonstrating an exceptional
level of caring and commitment to their community”, said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.
Why walk? “There is no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including heart disease, breast and colon cancer, and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Goodwin.
According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide these health benefits, as well:
Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity
Enhance mental well being
Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
Meridian joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have created a local Walk with a Doc program. Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, Ohio, and he has been walking every weekend since 2005.
For more information about Walk with a Doc, contact Meridian Weight Management Center at (601) 696-6736 or visit them at www.meridianweight.com or on Facebook.
Contact Person: David Bonner, R.N.



(601)696-6736 ...
or visit www.meridianweight.com or on Facebook.
Contact Person: David Bonner, R.N.



Registration for Southern Choctaw Independent Football League

Alabama Southern Community College Park
Event Title: Southern Choctaw Independent Football League (SCIFL) Registration

Event Date: June 5, 2014

Text: Registration for Southern Choctaw Independent Football League players and cheerleaders will be Thursday, June 5th at Alabama Southern Community College Park at 5:00 P.M. New players and cheerleaders will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. Contact Bruce Grayson at 251-843-2249 or
205-457-1344 for more information.




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - June 2nd - 8th

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - June 2nd - 8th - Vol. lll No. 74



Monday, June 2, 2014


Event: Museum School of Art Summer Session

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm MONDAY through FRIDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Classes will be held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cartooning, Art Book, Clay Sculpture, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Mache Sculpture, Mask Making, Mixed Media and Printmaking Mediums. For ages 4-12.



Event: Sizzling Summer Sportswear

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331

We have great cottons and linens perfect for our climate!



Event:Great Gift ideas for Father's Day!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, June 3, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, June 4, 2014



Event: People's Choice Art Competition

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

One of the Museum's favorite community exhibits which gives Museum visitors the chance to vote for award winners in various media categories. Award Reception, July 26, 6-8pm.



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.



Thursday, June 5, 2014



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



Friday, June 6, 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

Location: The Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

California Dreamin' the Folk Rock Scene



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, June 7, 2014



Event: Earth's Bounty Festival

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 8am-1pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.7480

Meridian Main Street's third annual Earth's Bounty sponsored by Greater Meridian Health Clinic is ready for June! Join us for a free festival celebrating area farmer's fruits, vegetables, honey, plants, shrubs and more. Don't forget the homemade goodies & great kid's activities. Our live music will be the incredible Allen Hunt. There will be a healthy eating demo at 11am from Chef D showing us how to use fresh products for delicious meals at the Greater Meridian Health Clinic booth. See you there!



Event: John P. Kee Gospel Concert

Location: Historic Temple Theater

Time: 7:00pm

For More Information:Call 972.375.5260 or email Kevin Marsh at kmarsh07@gmail.com



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, June 8, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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






March for Babies Walk

Bonita Lakes
On June 7, members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and Phi Bets Sigma fraternity will be joining forces to host the March for Babies Walk in an effort to support the March of Dimes mission. The event will take place at the Bonita Lakes track from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration is free, however, donations will be accepted. The community is asked to participate in the event-groups, businesses as well as individuals are invited.





Center Ridge Baptist Church

Both Locations - See Schedule
Center Ridge Baptist Church June 2014 Announcements
COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: NO CHURCH SERVICE on June 15, 2014; NO CHURCH SERVICE on June 29, 2014.



Wondeful Word on Wednesday
June 4, 11, 18, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Mid-Week Service,” on Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Children's Day Program
June 8, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, "Children's Day Program," on June 8, 2014, @ 8:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.


Special Father's Day Service
June 15, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, “Special Father's Day Service," on Sunday June 15, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

Vacation Bible School
June 24-26, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, "Vacation Bible School," on June 24-26, 2014, @ 6:30 p.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.





EMBDC Recognizes May Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes May Ambassadors of the Month

Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its May Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Lauren Pratt with Meridian Community College, second place went to Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi, and third placed was awarded to Brian Koroknay with Citizens National Bank. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Melissa Estes with WMDN/WGBC-TV. 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.






EMBDC - Upcoming Events ...

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Mitchell Companies
Business After Hours
Mitchell Distributing
100 49th Avenue
Thursday, May 22nd
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MSU Riley Center
Business After Hours
2200 5th Street
Thursday, June 5th
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, June 16th
12 p.m.

North Pointe
Health & Rehabilitation
Ribbon Cutting
211 Windmill Drive
Tuesday, June 17th
3 p.m.




Vacation Bible School

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 2614 13th Street Meridian, Mississippi
Our Vacation Bible School is going to be
Monday, June 9th thru Friday, June 13th

5:30pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 14th
11:00am- VBS Picnic

Our Theme is:
"The Amazing Road Trip"
Discovering God's Purpose for Me.
Our doors are open to all children.
Please come join us!




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Mitchell Companies
Business After Hours
Mitchell Distributing
100 49th Avenue
Thursday, May 22nd
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MSU Riley Center
Business After Hours
2200 5th Street
Thursday, June 5th
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, June 16th
12 p.m.




Ground Breaking Ceremony - "Fiber to the Home"

in Quitman, in the open field by the First Baptist Church
On May 28th, 2014 at 10 a.m. a Ground Breaking Ceremony will be held in Quitman, in the open field by the First Baptist Church. "Fiber to the Home" is critical to remain competitive in the global market and if your City is interested in meeting the Executives from C Spire along with Mayors that have demonstrated success using high speed broadband, you are cordially invited. At some point C Spire plans to make Mississippi the first State to have 1G Fiber Speed in the United States. Hu Meena, CEO of C Spire, will be here and is the inspiration behind the program.

Eddie




Meridian Main Street - May 19th - May 25th

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - May 19th - May 25th - Vol. lll No. 72


Monday, May 19, 2014



Event: Pandora Bracelets and Charms for your Graduate!

Location: The Liberty Shop

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5331



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:Great Graduation Gifts Available!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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

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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Wednesday, May 21, 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.



Thursday, May 22, 2014



Event: Mothers of Preschoolers Meeting MOPS

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: 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



Friday, May 23, 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:Lightnin' Malcolm

Location:The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 2am

For More Information:Call 601.880.6315

Ladies Free until 10:30 pm



Saturday, May 24, 2014



Event:Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition

Location:The Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Time: 9pm - 1am

For More Information: Call 601.490.5242

Admission $5



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, May 25, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 10am - 4pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770



For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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






"The Legends of Gospel Music"

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will host
An Evening with "The Legends of Gospel Music", June 8th at 6 pm.
Members will "portray" these legends of gospel music.
presented by Sr. Choir (601) 485-5816




MCC Events - May 2014

Meridian Community College
Associate Degree Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Evangle Temple, 601-484-8710.


Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation, May 16, 11:30 a.m., Evangel Temple. Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8710.


Spring graduation, May 16, 6 p.m., Evangel Temple. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.


Call Center Customer Service Class, Evening Class, May 19-June 16, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.


Call Center Customer Service Class, Day Class, May 19-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.


MCC Retirement Reception honoring retiring faculty, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall.


Forklift Training, May 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Training Center. 601-484-8855.


Street Defensive Driving, May 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855




Meridian Main Street - Meridianite Picnic Banners

Dumont Plaza
Meridianite Picnic Banners



Please join us Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 2:00pm at Dumont Plaza for the unveiling of the new banners for the Meridianites Picnic.



The Council of Organizations, Inc. would like to thank Mayor Bland and the Meridian City Council for the opportunity to display these beautiful banners announcing the National Council of Meridianites, Inc. Picnic and Convention which will be held June 25th through June 28th 2014. The Picnic and Convention attracts over 5000 people back home from all over the country. The festivities highlight education, family fun, and entertainment. The Council of Organizations, Inc. serves as the host chapter for the Picnic and Convention which returns home every 5 years. The celebration is for all of Meridian to participate and enjoy. The Lauderdale County Tourism Office and the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors have been instrumental in making this banner project a success. Commemorative posters will be available for sale as a fundraising effort for Hope Village. For more information, visit www.counciloforganizations.org or www.counciloforganizations,inc.

Meridian Main Street

2120 A 5th Street

Meridian, Mississippi 39301

601-693-7480




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - May 12th - May 18th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - May 12th - May 18th - Vol. lll No. 71



Monday, May 12, 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:Great 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



Event:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: 601.483.0028



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:Registration for the 2014 Summer Reading Program

Location:The Meridian Lauderdale County Public Library

Time:9am - 5pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.6771

Registration for the 2014 Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read," at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library will begin May 12, 2014-May 29, 2014 for children ages 4-12. Registration will be Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Children's Services Department of the Library. No telephone registration please.



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, May 13, 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, May 14, 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, May 15, 2014



Event:Jimmie Rodgers Festival 2014

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 5pm

For More Information: Call 601.485.1808

$30 pass will cover all 3 nights. $10 advance, $15 day of show, Gates open at 5 pm. Multiple vendors

6:00 p.m. -Alan Sibley 7:30 p.m. -Dove Brothers



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, May 16, 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:Jimmie Rodgers Festival 2014

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 5pm

For More Information: Call 601.485.1808

$30 pass will cover all 3 nights. $15 advance, $20 day of show, Gates open at 5pm. Multiple vendors (including crawfish) 7:00 p.m. -Trademark 8:30 p.m. -Molly Ringwalds



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event:Within Reason & Whiskey Dix

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event:Eric Deaton Trio

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, May 17, 2014



Event:Jimmie Rodgers Festival 2014

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: Noon

For More Information: Call 601.485.1808

$30 pass will cover all 3 days. $20 advance, $25 day of show, Gates open at Noon. Multiple vendors (including crawfish) 2:00 p.m. - Local Artists, 5:00 p.m. - Hannah Belle, 6:00 p.m. -Jacob Powell,

7:00 p.m. -Frankie Ballard, 8:30 p.m. -Sawyer Brown.



Event: Miles Flatt

Location: Rhythm & Brews

Time: 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.282.5608



Event:Cross Town Live

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: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, May 18, 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




Corps Supports Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

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Corps Supports Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Vicksburg, Miss... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the National Safe Boating Council in support of the Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day scheduled for May 16, 2014.
The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element a day prior to the beginning of National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Educating the boating public about the safety and comfort of life jackets has been a main focus of the North American Safe Boating Campaign. "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" Day will take place on Friday, May 16, wherever you are!

According to the National Safe Boating Council, life jacket wear is the simplest strategy to stay safe while boating, fishing, paddling and more. The North American Safe Boating Campaign is a yearlong effort in the U.S. and Canada that focuses on spreading the message of boating safety and the critical importance of consistent life jacket wear each and every time on the water.

The National Safe Boating Council (SafeBoatingCouncil.org) represents over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations committed to reducing boating accidents and enhancing the boating experience. Visit SafeBoatingCouncil.org for safe boating resources.

Members of the boating public as well as those interested in showing the wearability of life jackets are encouraged to participate. More information about the event and safe boating is available at www.Facebook.com/ReadySetWearIt. All 50 states have adopted the Wear It! message to promote safe boating.





Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College for May 2014

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College for May 2014



Trauma Symposium, May 8 and 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tommy E. Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, Chris Lafferty, 601-553-3487.



Gospel Choir Concert, May 9, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3440.



Street Defensive Driving, May 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855.



Associate Degree Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Evangle Temple, 601-484-8710.



Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation, May 16, 11:30 a.m., Evangel Temple. Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8710.



Spring graduation, May 16, 6 p.m., Evangel Temple. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.



Call Center Customer Service Class, Day Class, May 19-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.



Basic Electricity, May 9-June 13, 8-11 a.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855.



Forklift Training, May 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Training Center. 601-484-8855.



Call Center Customer Service Class, Evening Class, May 19-June 16, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.

Summer Day Term 1 and Full Summer term begin, May 27, Ivy Hall. 601-483-8241.

Freshman orientation, May 30, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. Marie Roberts, 601-553-3440

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



Men and Women’s Day program

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will be having its annual Men and Women’s Day program on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Charles Frazier,
pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Sealy, TX
Theme: “Are You the Light Of the World?”- Matthew 5:14-16.
Come out and help us celebrate this day!
Rev. Zachary Finley, Pastor




Mother's Day and Graduation Program

Spring Hill Baptist Church of Union
Spring Hill Baptist Church of Union will have their
Mother's Day Program, May 11th along with the morning worship ...
Also ... Salute to the Graduates, May 25th
Rev. Jerry Jones is the pastor of the church




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

YPM Beignet Breakfast
Temple Theater Sidewalk
Friday, May 9th
7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Beignet Order Form

Business Before Hours
Dr. Carey Wright, MS Superintendent of Education
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, May 13th
8 a.m.

Mitchell Companies
Business After Hours
Mitchell Distributing
Thursday, May 22nd
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.




Antique Alley Yard Sale

Along historic Hwy 11 North from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA
Teresa Westbrook
601 917-3727

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale
May 15th - 18th
502 mile yard sale from Meridian Miss. to Bristol VA
along historic Hwy 11 North.
Sales, Food, and Fun
For info contact Teresa 601 917-3727
www.us11antiquealley.com
facebook US 11 Antique Alley





Total body workout class

Meridian Activity Center 3300 32nd Ave. Meridian, MS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:30 to 5:30 PM a total body workout class for 2.00 a class. Only pay when you come. We use balls, bands, light weights, chairs and mats. Great variety of music. Come give us a try at 3300 32nd Ave. For more information, call Brenda at 601-483-8144.

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch





Beautiful Victorian Doll silent bid for Make A Wish

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A beautiful Victorian Doll silent bid for Make A Wish. Bid starts at 50.00 and you can view her at Aotech Computers across from the Threefoot Building in the storefront window. She is 174 out of 750 by artist Rusti and has the papers also. Send your bids to begolisch@hotmail.com by June 5. All proceeds go to granting wishes in our area.

Thanks,
Brenda Golisch
601-4838144