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Mississippi Bee-Keepers Association

Farm Bureau on Hwy 39 North
Mississippi Bee-Keepers Association ...
The regular monthly meeting will meet at 5:30 Sept. 4th at
Farm Bureau on Hwy 39 North.
The public is invited. This is a general meeting, will be talking about honey flow this fall and getting ready for care of bees this fall and winter coming up.




Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Meridian High School Lower Football Practice Field
The Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! The team was challenged by Former Wildcat and Big 8 Championship team member Wally Hudnall and his family. Mr. Hudnall was recognized as part of the Big 8 Championship teams during half-time of this past Friday night’s game, and he has ALS.

The football team will take the challenge today at 3 p.m. at the Lower Football Practice Field.

The team will also raise money by asking for donations for ALS during the upcoming football game which this Friday night at Ray Stadium.

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




Labor Day Garbage Collection ...

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Labor Day Garbage Collection for the City of Meridian, City of Louisville and City of Philadelphia

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 Labor Day!

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




The Sucarnochee Revue

Temple Theatre Downtown - Meridian, MS
Don't miss this scheduled event of favorite locals and those near by, as they bring the finest in music and entertainment ... featuring your host, Jacky Jack White, a well-known artist seasoned in music writing and performance.
Doors open at 6:00 pm ... Showtime is at 7:00 pm
at the Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS




New SALEM M B CHURCH male chorus 4th Year Anniversary

New Salem MB Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Road Meridian, Mississippi
New SALEM M B CHURCH male chorus
4th year anniversary

TO: mt. Nebo gospel singers

You Are Invited

New Salem M B Church of whynot male chorus
cordially inviteS you:
ALL GROUPS, CHOIRS, SOLOIST, MIME & PRAISE TEAMS
to WORSHIP WITH US WITH SONGS & PRAISE ON our
4TH YEAR Anniversary Celebration

satURday, September 6, 2014 @ 6:00 p. m.
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 @ 2:00 p. m.

New Salem MB Church
5065 Whynot Alamucha Road
Meridian, Mississippi 39301


******PLEASE REGISTER UPON ARRIVAL******

Church Phone / fax: 601-644-0308
President-deacoN bobby willis: 601-644-3832
E – Mail: saatwaat@yahoo.com

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE
NEW SALEM MALE CHORUS
PASTOR- MINISTER WILLIE A. THOMPSON




Annual Men's Day Celebration

New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Rd. Meridian, Ms
New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Rd.
Meridian, Ms 39301 Church Phone / Fax (601)-644-0308
Minister Willie A Thompson - Pastor


TO: GREEN HILL M. B. CHURCH
New Salem M B Church members cordially
invite you to attend our
Annual Men's Day Celebration to be held on
~~~~
Sunday September 21, 2014 @ 1: 3o p. m.
~~~~
Guest Speaker for this celebration will be Minister Doug Moss, Associate Minister of Green Hill M B Church.
The Theme is: “A Few Good Men” Ezekiel 22:30
We hope that your Church, Choir, Praise Dancers, Group, Soloist will come and help us celebrate this special event.

Pastor Willie A Thompson
Sis. Jasmine Harbin, Corresponding Sec.
Co-ordinator, Deacon James Grady
*Pastor Thompson wants your group as his guest!!!




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - August 25th - August 31st

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 25th - August 31st
Vol. lll No. 87


Monday, August 25, 2014



Event: 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.1501

The oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for over $3,000 in prizes. (Awards Presented by Juror on October 18, 7 p.m.)



Event: Suit Sale

Location: Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.2731

Buy any designer suit for $150 get the second for $50



Event: 15% off Framing

Location: Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event: Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.6071



Event: Dress Sale

Location: Bambino

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% 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, August 26, 2014



Event: New Store Hours

Location: Hoopers

Time: 8am-530pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.2668

Open Labor Day,Closed on Saturdays



Event: Trivia Night

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Event: How To Develop A Business

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm-4pm

For More Information: 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: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, August 28, 2014



Event: Martina McBride

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: pre show 6pm, show 7:30pm

For More Information: 601.696.2200

Tickets are $80; $74. Contemporary country music sensation Martina McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. A Grammy Award winner, she is a 14-time Grammy nominee whose recordings have earned 14 Gold awards, nine Platinum awards, three double Platinum awards, and two triple Platinum awards. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times, and the Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female Vocalist honor on three occasions.



Event: Guitars & Gridirons; College Football Kickoff Party

Location: The BrickHaus Bar & Grill

Time: 6pm-9:30pm

For More Information: 601.490.5242

Start off college football season right, come to The Brickhaus and watch Ole Miss vs Boise State. The game will be projected on the wall in the courtyard & big screens inside. Kickoff Party Tickets are $25 per person, tickets include all the food you would like to eat and 2 drink tickets.Tyler Torgeson will be the live entertainment, and all proceeds go to the Jimmy Rogers Foundation.



Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 7pm - 12am

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

No Cover



Event: Live Music

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm -7pm.



Friday, August 29, 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, August 30, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 31, 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




Dylan Mabry - Tri-State Memorial - Bulls and Barrels Event

Lauderdale County Agri- Center Hwy 19 South Meridian MS
Dylan Mabry - Tri-State Memorial - Bulls and Barrels Event

• Hosted by: Clarkdale FFA
• Location: Lauderdale County Agri- Center, Meridian MS
• All proceeds go to the Dylan Mabry Memorial Scholarship and the Clarkdale FFA.
• Date: September 5 & 6, 2014
• Friday, September 5th: 4D Barrel Races - Main show begins at 7:30 p.m.
• Admission to Friday nights event- $2.00
• A limited concessions will be available.
• Gates open at 4 p.m. - training will be 5-7 p.m. $3.00 per ride
• Main show at 7:30 - $25.00 rider entry fee - Register that night - $500 added prize money
• 1D winner will receive a trophy saddle with Dylan Mabry Memorial.
• Saturday, September 6th : Tri-State Bull Riding - Main show begins at 7:30 p.m.
We have several activities set up for Saturday!
Admission price: Arm Bands
12 yrs and up - $10.00
4 yrs - 11 yrs - $6.00
3 yrs and under FREE
•Gates open at 4 p.m. for the Family Fun Activities!
Activities will include:
Mechanical Bull • Downey Rentals providing a Bouncy House and Obstacle Course
for kids • Face painting • David Talley’s Magic and Balloons • games and more!
Mississippi’s State FFA Officers and Alumni will be joining us to do leadership games and activities, much like they do during Summer Leadership Camp.
• Pre Show: 7:00
The Fox Meridian Idol winner - Whitni Pinkerton will be performing as well as Adam
Boldin and the Trails End Band.
• Main Show: Tri-State Bull Riding- 7:30 p.m.
The Meridian Fire Department Honor Guard will raise the flag at the opening ceremonies
and Madeline Anderson, a Clarkdale Sophomore, will be singing the National Anthem.
Dylan’s friends will be riding a bull again this year in memory of their friend!
After the main show Adam Boldin and the Trails End Band will be performing!
• Concessions will be open as well as a variety of vendors set up.
We will have event t-shirts for sale $15.00 each as well as other merchandise.
We will have a photographer set up taking pictures of the event and pictures can be purchased on site.




Good News Jail & Prison Ministry ... More Than Just Desserts

Central United Methodist Church 1004 23rd Avenue Meridian, MS
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
Presents
More Than Just Desserts
Where?
Central United Methodist Church
1004 23rd Avenue
When?
Monday, October 6th at 6:30pm
You are invited to come to an old-fashioned dessert social with your
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
Special Music
Former inmate testimony
Michael Mitchell
Free Admission
Bring a tasty dessert to share.
A love offering in support of the local jail ministry will be taken during the event.
Help us continue to put something good back into our community.

For more information call: 601-207-2268




JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ... CREATIVE FUNDRAISER

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THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION IS A 501C3 CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTIBLE ORGANIZATION WITH THE MISSION OF PERPETUATING THE LEGACY OF MERIDIAN’S NATIVE SON JIMMIE RODGERS “THE FATHER OF COUNTRY MUSIC” AND FOCUSING ON HIS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN MUSIC. JIMMIE RODGERS IS ONE OF THE THREE MISSISSIPPIANS, JIMMIE RODGERS, B.B.

KING AND ELVIS PRESLEY WHO GAVE MISSISSIPPI THE TITLE OF “THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA’S MUSIC. THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A GOAL OF PRESENTING AFFORDABLE QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE MERIDIAN COMMUNITY AND OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINMENT OF A VIABLE TOURISM DESTINATION AND ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR CITY, COUNTY AND STATE.

THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION ALSO MAINTAINS AND OPERATES THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM SINCE 1976, A RECOGNIZED TREASURE OF MUSIC HISTORY AND A POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION WOOING INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NATIONAL VISITORS TO OUR CITY EACH YEAR.

TO ACCOMPLISH THESE STATED MISSION AND GOALS, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS DURING THE YEAR TO SUPPORT ITS ACTIVITIES.

ON AUGUST 28TH, THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION WILL PRESENT A

CREATIVE FUNDRAISER DESIGNED TO ATTRACT OLE MISS REBEL FOOTBALL FANS AND ALL SPORTS AND FOOTBALL FANS TO A UNIQUE EVENT. THE OPENING SEC FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE PLAYED IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA WITH THE OLE MISS REBELS TAKING ON THE TEAM FROM BOISE, IDAHO.

FOOTBALL FANS, MUSIC FANS, THOSE WHO LIKE A GOOD PARTY ARE INVITED TO THE BRICKHOUSE BAR AND GRILL ON FRONT STREET IN DOWNTOWN MERIDIAN FOR GUITARS AND GRIDIRONS. TYLER TORGERSON WILL ENTERTAIN WITH HIS SPECIAL BRAND OF MUSIC, A GREAT TAILGATE SUPPER WILL BE SERVED, BEVERAGES OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING THE SELECTION OF CRAFT BEER SERVED AT THE BRICKHOUSE, TWO BIG SCREEN TVS WILL DISPLAY THE GAME INSIDE THE BAR AND A LARGE SCREEN WILL PROJECT THE GAME ON THE BANKPLUS WALL OVERLOOKING THE PATIO.

TICKETS ARE $25 PER PERSON AND INCLUDE ADMISSION, TWO BEVERAGES OF YOUR CHOICE, TAILGATE SUPPER AND LOTS OF FUN!

NO BETTER WAY TO CHEER ON THE REBELS AND SHOUT HOTTY TODDY AND GET READY FOR 2014 FOOTBALL!

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $200. SPONSORS RECEIVE FOUR TICKETS, SPECIAL SEATING WITH NAME RECOGNITION, RECOGNITION AT THE EVENT AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE JIMMIE RODGERS FOUNDATION

TICKETS OR SPONSORSHIPS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM ANY JIMMIE RODGERS BOARD MEMBER, AT THE BRICKHOUSE, THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM(601-485-1808), BETTY LOU JONES(601-917-4344)

OR KENNY WATTS.

AN ADDED FEATURE OF THE EVENT WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SMOKED BOSTON BUTT PREPARED BY MASTER COOKER LARRY HATCHER. THESE BUTTS HAVE NEVER BEEN FROZEN, WEIGH ABOUT 10 LBS, WILL HAVE BEEN SMOKED FOR OVER 14 HOURS, WILL BE WRAPPED AND READY TO FREEZE OR SERVE. THE BUTTS CAN BE PICKED UP ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH AFTER 2:00 P.M. AT THE BRICKHOUSE. THEY WILL BE HOT AND CAN BE SERVED, REFRIGERATED OR FROZEN. THIS WILL BE YOUR PERFECT REFRESHMENT FOR LABOR DAY PARTIES OR FOR FUTURE EVENTS. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT A BOSTON BUTT COOKED BY LARRY HATCHER IS SOMETHING SPECIAL SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP JIMMIE RODGERS AND BRING HOME THE BACON FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE BOSTON BUTTS WILL BE SELLING FOR $40 EACH. YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR BUTT BY CONTACTING BETTY LOU JONES AT 601-917-4344, THE JIMMIE RODGERS MUSEUM 601-485-1808 OR ANY JIMMIE RODGERS BOARD MEMBER.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE GAME? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? HOTTY TODDY! GO REBELS!!

Thanks so much for your support of The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation and its activities. Helping Jimmie Rodgers helps our community and our state!




EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices 2118 Front Street
MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, September 24th
10 a.m.

Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation


1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301


601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




EMBDC - Ribbon Cuttings

See Schedule
Golden Spikes Athletic Club
4900 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, August 28th
4 p.m.


MS Arts & Entertainment Center Business Offices
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, September 24th
10 a.m.


Meredith Rea

Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org





Meridian Symphony Chorus kicks off its 2014 season

First Baptist Church Meridian, MS
Meridian Symphony Association, Inc.
August 20, 2014

Singers of the Meridian Community,

JOIN US! as the Meridian Symphony Chorus kicks off its 2014 season under the direction of Matthew McMurrin and Suzanne Cain!

Rehearsals begin next week on Tuesday, August 26th, 6:30 to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church.

Our new directors Matt and Suzanne bring a wealth of experience and excitement to this group and are especially eager to work with anyone who loves to sing (ability to read music not required). This group is open for high school students through retirees. No dues are required to join, only a $25 music fee for the printed music you will receive for this season. Concert engagements for this year will include being featured with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra in our annual Peppermint Pops concert.

For more information, please contact Matt McMurrin at 601-686-1136 or email at matt.mcmurrin@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you this coming Tuesday at 6:30,

Matt McMurrin and Suzanne Cain




26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4415 ROYAL ROAD MERIDIAN, MS
26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST
Saturday, September 27th
9 AM ~ 2 PM
Bazaar ~ crafts, baked goods, frozen foods, jams, jellies, pickles, etc.
Fish plates (fish fillets, hushpuppies, cole slaw, french fries)
$8.00 plates served from 11 AM ~ 2 PM
A quilt . . . hand-quilted, will be given away @ 2PM for $1.00 per ticket

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4415 ROYAL ROAD
MERIDIAN, MS
601-482-2660




United Way Campaign Kickoff

Brickhouse Bar & Grill Downtown Meridian
You are invited To United Way of East Mississippi’s Campaign Kickoff 2014-2015 September 4, 2014 5:00 pm Brickhouse Bar & Grill Downtown Meridian...
What’s your story?
RSVP (601) 693-2732




Stovall's Sacrifice for Solders

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The organization ... Stovall's Sacrifice for Solders, was created in memory of 1LT Matthew Ryan Stovall who was killed 10 years ago in Iraq. The organization will hold the 4th annual Steps for Stovall 5K this Saturday in Philadelphia at the National Guard Armory at 8:00 am . Steps for Stovall is usually held in Southaven, MS. However, the organization decided to bring it to Stovall's hometown with Aug 22 being the 10 year anniversary of his death. In addition to the 5K, we are also hosting a golf tournament at Philadelphia Country Club Friday morning at 9:00 am and a memorial Friday afternoon at Coldwater Baptist Church at 3:00 pm remembering Stovall and Josh Ladd (also killed in Iraq) and honoring the national guard units 298th, 367th, and 401st.







46th Annual Trees of Christmas

Merrehope and the F.W. Williams Home 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Drive Meridian, MS
46th Annual Trees of Christmas presents ...
"Special Moments to Remeber"
Relive your special moments with a visit to this
spectacular holiday display.
Tours are available ... Sunday, Nov. 23rd - December 30th
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm - Open Sunday by appointment

(601) 483-8439
www.merrehope.com



Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert

MSU Riley Center Meridian, MS
Don't miss the Suits - Boots & Bluegrass Gospel Charity Concert,
Sept. 12th at the MSU Riley Center from 6:00 - 10 pm
Tickets are only $29
... a premier Bluegrass gospel event to raise money for 3 charities.

Feed by Faith
Hope Village and
Jimmie Rodgers Foundation

featuring - The Bankesters
EMI Sunshine and the Rain
Nu Blu - Dixie Flavor Balos Family ... plus
Meridian's own Britt Gully - Aka "Jimmie Rodgers"
There will be a Silent Auction as well
Don't you dare miss it !!!




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - August 18th - August 24

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - August 18th - August 24
Vol. lll No. 86


Monday, August 18, 2014



Event: Young Professionals of Meridian Monthly Meeting

Location: Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room

Time: 12pm

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:Sterling Silver and Beaded Earrings $10

Location:Lucas Road

Time: All Week

For More Information: Call 601.483.0028



Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Dress Sale

Location:Bambino

Time:All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.5253

Glitz pageant dresses 20% 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, August 19, 2014



Event: Just Promote It!

Location: Union Station 2nd Floor

Time: 10am-12pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Featured leaders will be Angie Denney (The Angie Denney Agency), Tony Pompelia (Leading Edges), Meg Glen and Charlotte Ciufo (Comcast Spotlight), and Karen Rooney (Meridian Main Street). Our Marketing Experts will share with you the insights you need to promote your business and stand out in the crowd in Meridian, MS. The event will be held in a roundtable format which will allow a lot of interaction with the presenters. The event is free to attend.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 8pm

For More Information: (601) 987-0020

Judahseed and The Awakening will be performing a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter. The Awakening, a Christian band from Meridian, MS will open the concert for Judahseed, a band from Crystal Springs, MS who has been playing together for more than a decade. A $5 donation will be asked at the door.



Thursday, August 21, 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, August 22, 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, August 23, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location:Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 24, 2014



Event:Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location:Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



Event: Silent Movie Sunday

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call (601) 693-5353

The Magnolia Theatre Organ Society and the Meridian Temple Theatre proudly present two classic silent movie comedies: "COPS!" starring Buster Keaton, and "A WOMAN" with Charlie Chaplin. Co-starring live, in concert and providing the musical score on the Temple Theatre's mighty Robert Morton Theatre Organ, will be Guest Artist/Organist,Tom Hoehn from Clearwater, FL.



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




MASTER CLASS TRAINING SEMINAR:

QUITMAN DEPOT Quitman, MS
MASTER CLASS TRAINING SEMINAR:

WHERE/WHEN: QUITMAN DEPOT, SEPTEMBER 11 th, 2014 STARTING AT 8:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M. (LUNCH WILL BE SERVED)

COST: FREE TO INVITEES, COST OF CLASS BEING PAID BY MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION SERVICE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: MAYORS, SUPERVISORS, ALDERMEN, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS, LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS, DECISION MAKERS, EDUCATIONAL LEADERS RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AND MOVERS & SHAKERS.

RSVP: CONTACT LISA HARRIS, 601-776-3728

Clarke County and all of the Municipalities share a common challenge; we are a rural low population, large land area, and are challenged to attract large Industrial Companies. Individually we are a small force, but collaboratively we become strong. Successful Communities have learned the value of a collaborative effort including working with their Schools, Churches, and other Counties. The Master Class is an opportunity for us to start a dialogue with all parties in our County as well as adjacent Counties. Locating an Industry anywhere in our County or adjacent brings Economic value to all of us.
The Master Class Training is part of the Intelligent Community Forum www.intelligentcommunity.org that has years of research regarding Economic Development, and you have the opportunity to attend the first class offered in Mississippi. DON'T MISS OUT; BE THERE!

Below is a brief idea as to what is being offered and more info is available at the web site above:

The Intelligent Community Forum's Master Class is for decision-makers on community development including Mayors, members of Council, city managers, information technology managers and economic development officers. The Class identifies what the 21st Century community needs in order to be globally competitive, as well as the obstacles that stand in its way and how those obstacles can be overcome.




iPhone class begins at Meridian Activity Center

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Monday, August 18
6:00 - 7:30 pm
iPhone class begins 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




Fall Festival and Catfish Feast

Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church 4415 Royal Road Meridian, MS
Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church of Meridian invites you to their annual Fall Festival and Catfish Feast, Sept. 27th from 9 - 2 pm
(601) 482-6220




Encore Dance Company - Open House ... also Grand Opening

Encore Dance Company 895 Highway 19 South
Encore Dance Company ...
Offers a variety of dance style classes.
Hosting an Open House on August 23rd from 10am – 2pm
Studio located at 895 Highway 19 South
For more information –
check out facebook page “Encore Dance Company”
www.encoredanceco.us
or call (601) 449-0077

Grand Opening & Classes begin: September 2nd
12:00 noon
Studio located at 895 Highway 19 South






EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for East Mississippi Liquidators

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EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for East Mississippi Liquidators

Meridian, MS ­ The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for East Mississippi Liquidators. The newly opened business is located at 2116 North Frontage Road in College Park Shopping Center.

Owner Todd DiPalma was born and raised in Meridian and is excited to now open East Mississippi Liquidators. The store carries a wide selection of merchandise, including everything from bedding to auto parts. Items are either distressed or overstocks and priced at a discounted rate of anywhere from 60-70%.


East Mississippi Liquidators is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. Until 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.emliquidator.com or call 601-207-5058.


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

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .




WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 AT NAS MERIDIAN

... in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 AT NAS MERIDIAN

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Three U.S. Navy and one U.S. Marine Corps aviator along with three French navy pilots will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
Capt. John P. Mooney, Jr., Commanding Officer, Training Air Wing One Reserve Component, will serve as the speaker.
Those earning "Wings of Gold" include:
Lt. Emmanuel Bigot, French navy, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Bigot completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Capt. Kenneth Endicott, USMC, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Endicott completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Igor Maury, French navy, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training. He earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Maury completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Robert Nelson, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Nelson completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. Scott Simpson, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List with distinction during Primary Flight Training and was VT-9's Student of the Month for April 2014. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Simpson completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Ensign Adrien Tillet, French navy, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Tillet completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Tyler Trombetta, USN, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Trombetta completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.


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



Revival Services

Old Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Boyd, AL
Revival Services ...
Sept. 1st - Sept. 3rd
Each evening at 7:00
Guest Evangelist: Rev. Willie Smith, pastor of
Oak Grove Baptist Church of Gallion, AL

Rev. Dewayne Charleston is the pastor of the church




Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation

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Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation



JACKSON, Miss. –The Mississippi Economic Council has announced officers for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014-15.

Martha Cooke, Vice President of Special Projects at School Book Supply Company, has been elected as Chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
C.D. Smith, Jr., Regional Director for AT&T, Mississippi, has been elected as Treasurer of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi for 2014-2015.
Rebecca Wiggs, a member at Watkins & Eager law firm, will resume her role as chair of MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014.
Cooke will follow in the footsteps of her father, James Campbell, a founding member and past Chair of the Public Education Forum of Mississippi as she serves as Chair.



She has many roles in her position at School Book Supply Company. She serves as the liaison to the Department of Education, Governor’s Office and Mississippi Legislature. She works with 65 publishers, gathering information for them and coordinating their sample to school districts. She assists in the facilitation of the state-wide textbook caravan of the Department of Education. She also leads educational sessions for the members of the Mississippi Legislative education committees.



Cooke received her bachelor of business administration from Millsaps College. She currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for MISSCO Corporation and is a member of the Alumni Council of Millsaps College. She has previously been a member of Junior League of Jackson, has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, been a member of Stewpot Board of Directors, assisted with fundraising for the Mississippi Children’s Home Society, served as grade coordinator for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, served on the Steering Committee for Mississippi Children’s Museum, been a co-chair of essay contests for Mississippi Children’s Museum and a been a member of the Millsaps Else School of Management Advisory Board.



Smith is a Regional Director for AT&T Mississippi. In this capacity, he has oversight of AT&T matters for 24 counties in East Central Mississippi. Smith was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour in 2008 to a 10-year term on the Mississippi Public Universities Board of Trustees. He is chair of the board of directors for The “Sonny” Montgomery Institute and a member of the board of directors for the State Games of Mississippi, the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, and the Meridian Community College Foundation. He also serves on the board of governors for the Mississippi Economic Council. Smith is a member of the Meridian Rotary Club and the Mississippi Air National Guard (retired). He is the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Bar Association of Lauderdale County, the Service to Mankind Award from the Mississippi District of Sertoma, the Citizen of the Year award from The Meridian Star, and has been recognized with the 2012 MSU-Meridian Alumnus of the Year Award.



Smith has a bachelor’s degree in business and industry and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Mississippi State University. He previously served on the national board of directors of the MSU Alumni Association. Smith is married to the former Linda Joyce Bishop and has three children: Cynthia, Drew and Danielle.



Wiggs is admitted to the Mississippi Bar and the North Carolina Bar. Prior to joining Watkins & Eager, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Paul H. Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Her experience spans from general product liability, consumer finance and medical malpractice to labor and employment and appellate advocacy.



Wiggs earned a bachelor’s in politics from Wake Forest University in 1979 and juris doctor from University of Virginia in 1985. She serves on the Mississippi State Bar Association Litigation Section Executive Committee and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She also serves on the Mississippi Economic Council Board of Directors, Blueprint Mississippi Steering Committee, is Vice President of the American Judicature Society and is a founding member of the Wake Forest University Divinity School Board of Visitors. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Mississippi.



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About MEC: The Mississippi Economic Council has been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to businesses through advocacy, research, resources and leadership. MEC has more than 8,000 members from more than 1,100 member firms in 2,400 locations throughout Mississippi. For more information, go to www.mec.ms.



About M.B. Swayze Foundation: The M.B. Swayze Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership, educational achievement and economic competitiveness. Leadership Mississippi and the STAR Student-Teacher Awards Recognition program are annual programs of the Mississippi Economic Council and conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation.



About Public Education Forum of Mississippi: The Public Education Forum of Mississippi is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state.





Veteran’s Benefits Seminar

Aldersgate Retirement Community Independent Living Dining Room 6600 Poplar Springs Drive Meridian, MS
Veteran’s Benefits Seminar

Tuesday August 12, 2014



State & county representatives will be here to address these topics for the veterans who are 62 and older approaching ‘retirement’ age:

*service connected disability compensation

*non-service connected pension

*death pension

*aid and attendance benefits

*spousal benefits



General Public Session: 4:00 – 6:00 PM



To Be Held At:

Aldersgate Retirement Community

Independent Living Dining Room

6600 Poplar Springs Drive

Meridian, MS 39305

Call Marsha Hannah at 601-482-5561 x 212 for reservations and questions



PLEASE ATTEND THIS INFORMATIVE free SEMINAR

Bring a discharge document.



** Time will not allow for current/pending claims to be discussed during this meeting**



Aldersgate is a proud to support our veterans and their spouses!






MCC Calendar of Events - August 2014

Meridian Community College
August 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, S.E.R.T., Basic Medic Course, Aug. 13-15, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Basic Intermediate Welding, Aug. 15-Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to noon, Fridays, MCC Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



ServSafe Food Seminar, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.



Soccer Eagle Day, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Fall semester classes begin, Aug. 18. 601-483-8241.



Continuing Education class, Basic Cabinetry and Woodworking, Aug. 19-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.; class meets on Tuesdays; Reed Hall Room 132. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Holmes Community College, Aug. 19; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development Class, Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. East Central Community College, Aug. 23; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Aug. 25-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part I, Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Mondays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part II, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Small Engine Maintenance and Repair, Aug. 26-Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Basics of Computers, Aug. 26,-Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Itawamba Community College, Aug. 29; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.


Kay Thomas
College Promotions
Meridian Community College
601-484-8689



Family Day

East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Quitman, MS
Event Title: Family Day

Event Date: September 7,2014

East Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Quitman Ms Family Day Sunday, September 7 @10:00-2:00 Wade Phillips, speaker

Josh Meadows
Pastor @ East Pleasant Grove BC




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Business Before Hours
MSU Riley Center
Tuesday, August 12th
8 a.m.

East Miss Liquidator
Ribbon Cutting
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.

AOTECH Computers
Ribbon Cutting
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, August 18th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th





Family Matters Workshop

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Single, Married,
Single Again Ministry Is sponsoring a Family Matters
Workshop on Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 5:00
p.m. Topics:
. Dysfunction within the Family
. Soul Ties
Facilitator: Apostle Cleveland Hayes





Community Health Fair

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The Health & Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a
Friends and Family Community Health Fair on
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.
There will be free glucose, blood pressure and
Cholestrol screening. Please come FASTING.
Refreshments will be served.
Free door prizes.
Free diabetic, cholestrol and blood pressure
materials.
Free counseling.

Facilitator: Apostle Cleveland Hayes





Calendar of Downtown Events - August 11th - August 17th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 11th - August 17th
Vol. lll No. 85




Monday, August 11, 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: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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.




Tuesday, August 12, 2014




Event: Ribbon Cutting

Location: East Mississippi Liquidators

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call 601.207.5058

The EMBDC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for East Miss Liquidators on Tuesday, August 12th, at 2 p.m. They are located at 2116 North Frontage Road in Meridian. Please come out and join us in supporting this new business.




Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm




Wednesday, August 13, 2014




Event:Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.




Thursday, August 14, 2014




Event:Ribbon Cutting

Location:AOTECH Computer

Time: 10am

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

The EMBDC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for AOTECH Computers. They are located at 600 22nd Avenue in Meridian. Please come out and help AOTECH Computers as they join the EMBDC and grow their business in Meridian.




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, August 15, 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: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563




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, August 16, 2014




Event:Meridian Area Farmers Market

Location: Underpass on Front Street next to Union Station

Time:Saturday 7am -1pm

For More Information:Call 601.604.2892

Free Cobbler. Basket Giveaway every thirty minutes. Peaches,blueberries,tomatoes,corn and squash can all be expected to be at your Meridian Area Farmers Market in the month of August. Greater Meridian Health Clinic is offering free blood pressure and BMI screenings. Chef D will also attend.




Event: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563




Event: Live Music

Location:Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover




Sunday, August 17, 2014




Event:Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location:Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770




Event: Stage 2 Presents Westside Story

Location:The Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 2pm

For More Information: Call 601.480.9563






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






ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance

East Central Community College ... on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.
ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance Aug. 8

The East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band will hold an exhibition performance at 4 p.m. Friday, August 8, on the Decatur campus, announced Hunter Corhern, Director of Bands.

“We appreciate everyone’s support of the Wall O’ Sound and we invite them to bring their lawn chairs and get a sneak preview of our upcoming marching show,” Corhern said.

Activities will last approximately one hour and will be held on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.

The band will perform songs from their 2014 show titled "We Will Rock You" and featuring songs by Queen.

For more information, contact Corhern at 601-635-6123 or email hcorhern@eccc.edu.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398



EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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We hope you can attend our upcoming ribbon cuttings!


East Miss Liquidators
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.


AOTECH Computers
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.


Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation
1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301
601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

East Miss Liquidator
Ribbon Cutting
2116 North Frontage Rd
Tuesday, August 12th
2 p.m.

AOTECH Computers
Ribbon Cutting
600 22nd Avenue
Thursday, August 14th
10 a.m.

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor, Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, August 18th
12 p.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th

Leadership Lauderdale Applications Accepted Until August 15th
Applications for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Lauderdale are being accepted through Friday, August 15th, and are posted on the EMBDC website (www.embdc.org). Space is limited. For more information please contact Michele Thames at mthames@embdc.org or 601-693-1306.

You can download the information through the links below:
Leadership Lauderdale Brochure
Leadership Lauderdale Nomination Form
Leadership Lauderdale Application


Meredith Rea
EMBDC
Public Relations Coordinator
mrea@embdc.org




4th Annual Skeet Shoot Tournament

Coye Assembly of God 501 McDonald Rd Preston, MS
Event: 4th Annual Skeet Shoot Tournament
August 23rd

When: August 23rd 9am to 2pm

Location: Coye Assembly of God in preston, ms 501 McDonald Rd

Cost: $10 Entry Fee

there will be 3 divisions

Kids

Teens

Adults

the first place prize winner will recieve a custom call from Double Birdge Custom calls

Every Entry will have the Possibility of Winning a brand New Ruger 10/22 with 500 rounds of ammo

ALso, we will have door prizes throughout the day

for more information you can call or text pastor lee at 601-701-6322 or check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/coyeassemblyofgod. Don't forget to like us

Pastor Lee Watson
601-701-6322 or email
leeandg@hughes.net



Calendar of Downtown Events - August 4th - August 10th

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Calendar of Downtown Events - August 4th - August 10th
Vol. lll No. 84



Monday, August 4, 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: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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Event: The Biscuit Eater

Location: Historic Temple Theater

Time:7pm - 9:30pm

For More Information:

Street Flicks presents "The Biscuit Eater". "The Biscuit Eater" was the first film shot on location with sound. The story was written by Elliott Street's uncle, Mississippi novelist, James Street. This is the first of a Monday Night series selected as films that influence Elliott's career.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Event: Summer Kid's Movie Club - Planes

Location: Historic Temple Theatre

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "Frozen"

Concessions will be available. No outside food or drink allowed.



Event: Free Computer Training

Location: AOTech Computer

Time: 10am-11:30am or 6pm-7:30

For More Information: Call 601.990.8324

These classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations. Classes cover a variety of topics including: Basic Computer Skills, Operating System Differences, Introduction to the Internet. Registration is required for all computer classes. If you are interested in this class, please register at www.aotechtraining.com or call.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, August 6, 2014



Event: Starting A Business-First Steps

Location: EMBDC Conference Room

Time: 2pm- 4pm

For More Information: 601.693.1306 Dustin Odom

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, August 7, 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, August 8, 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, August 9, 2014



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 10, 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 Activity Center - Calendar of Events

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, August 7 from 8:00 - 12:00 AARP Driver Safety Training class will be held at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register. $15 for members of AARP; $20 for non-members.

Monday, August 11 from 6:00 - 7:30: Michael Remy will show us how to use our iPhones! Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.

Monday, August 11 from 8:00: Fall classes begin 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



Make-A-Wish Foundation - "2-Day Garage Sale"

10165 Lynwood Drive Tanglewood Subdivision Meridian, MS
August 15 and 16, Friday and Saturday from 7 AM to 2 PM will be our monthly garage sale at 10165 Lynwood Drive. Green sleeper sofa 25.00, 15 in Computer monitor 15.00, brown desk 20.00, toys galore .25 cents up, purses, cloths, and shoes 50 cents each, frames and pictures galore .25 to 5.00. Fabric galore 25 and 50 cents and lots more. Treasure hunt each month. Bring your aluminum cans, old locks and keys, and ink cartridges for recycling and we have a purse stuffed with goodies for 1.00 each chance to be given away at the Sept. MAW meeting. For more information on all that is going on call 601-483-8144

Brenda Golisch
MAW Volunteer
601-483-8144



Revival Services

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Porterville
Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Porterville will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 29th nightly at 7:30
Guest Speaker: Terry Randall
Rev. Tony Hubbard is the pastor of the church




H & R Block ... annual career fair from:

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Jackson, MS. – Mississippi’s unemployment rate is more than 7.9 percent, the worst in the nation. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is doing its part to support it’s community by creating jobs for Retail Store Managers, Tax Professionals, and Client Service Professionals. We are starting our seasonal hiring process now!
The country’s largest tax preparation firm will hold its annual career fair from:
Aug 2, 2014 Jackson, MS (H&R Block office at 5250 I55 N, Jackson, MS. 9am-3pm Deville Plaza)
Aug 5, 2014 Jackson, MS (H&R Block office at 5250 I55 N, Jackson, MS. 9am-7pm Deville Plaza)
Aug. 6, 2014 Meridian, MS  (H&R Block office at 2938 North Hills St, Meridian MS 9am-7pm  )
Aug. 7, 2014 Tupelo, MS  (H&R Block office at 401 S Gloster, Tupelo, MS. 9am-7pm)
Aug. 8, 2014 West Point, MS (H&R Block office at 335 Hwy 45 S, West Point, MS. 9am-7pm)
Aug. 9, 2014 Meridian, MS  (H&R Block office at 2938 North Hills St, Meridian MS 9am-3pm  )

H&R Block’s 41 local offices will be hiring for more than 350 seasonal positions, including office managers, customer service representatives and tax professionals for next tax season. Applicants should bring a resumé, as interviews will be conducted on-site. Bilingual candidates are also encouraged to attend.
“Whether serving in a client services role or the role of a tax preparer, our seasonal associates are the face of H&R Block,” said Adela Walsleben, District General Manager.
Office positions offer flexible schedules, ability to earn extra income, bonus potential and opportunity for advancement. Applicants should enjoy working with others and be eager to help people.
“We're looking for people who can deliver outstanding client service, and lead and develop people,” Walsleben said. “For our tax professionals, we want someone who can provide outstanding client service, communicate effectively and work independently, but also as part of a team.”
For more information, applicants can call 601-956-9495.




Parent University

MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center ... (across the street from the main campus)
The Meridian Public School District will hold the first Parent University today from 4 to 6 p.m. in MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center (across the street from the main campus). We will have a very short program, door prizes, entertainment, and informational stations that parents can visit to learn more about the upcoming school year. The informational stations include each school, technology, community partners, etc. The event is come and go.

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




Revival Services

Springhill Baptist Church of Meridian
Springhill Baptist Church of Meridian will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 29th nightly at 7:30
Guest Speaker: Rev. William Harper
Rev. Samuel Alford is the pastor of the church




Revival Services

Tabernacle United Methodist Church 1197 Highway 19 South Meridian, MS
Tabernacle United Methodist Church of Meridian will have Revival Services
Aug. 25th - 27th nightly at 7:00




Jimmie Rodgers Museum for Farm Bureau members ...

See Schedule
MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation has signed an agreement with the Jimmie Rodgers Museum for a 50 percent discount on admission for Farm Bureau members.



“The Jimmie Rodgers Museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history music in America and the role Meridian’s native son, Jimmie Rodgers, played in it,” said Greg Gibson, Member Services Director for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. “Farm Bureau is always on the lookout for ways to save our members money on things like entertainment, hotels, Ford vehicles, cell phone service, and things like that. This discount with the Jimmie Rodgers Museum fits right in with what we’re trying to do.”



Jimmie Rodgers Foundation President Betty Lou Jones agreed. “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with Farm Bureau and give their members another added value with their membership while at the same time promoting Jimmie Rodgers.”



In researching the startup of the Member Benefit program, Farm Bureau found out that one of its members, a cattle farmer/country songwriter named Britt Gully, is the #1 Jimmie Rodgers tribute singer in the country. Farm Bureau has produced a story about Gully for their television show Voices of Agriculture. The episode featuring Gully will air on Thursday, July 31, at 1:00 p.m. on the RFD-TV Network which can be seen on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. The show will repeat on these same channels on Saturday, August 2, at 2:30 p.m.



The Jimmie Rodgers Museum is located at 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive in Highland Park in Meridian. Regular admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for students, and children under 12 are free. Farm Bureau members must show proof of membership to receive the 50 percent discount.

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The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with more than 192,000 member-families statewide. There are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of Mississippi’s economy. Headquartered in Jackson, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural organization and is not associated with any arm of the government. For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.org.




20th Annual Conference on Domestic Violence

Riley Center, Meridian, MS
Save the Date!!

Mississippi State University Meridian
Social Work Program

20th Annual Conference on Domestic Violence

"Surviving the Violence:
Stolen Lives"

Thursday, October 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Riley Center, Meridian, MS

Sessions may include:
Human Trafficking: What is Happening in Mississippi
Child Abuse: The Effects on Future Relationships
Men and Violence: What is the Solution
The Legal System: How Effective are our Laws
Burnout and Secondary Trauma

Social Work CE Credits will be applied for with the NASW, MS Chapter.

Contact Care Lodge at 601-482-8719 for updates.
Registration will be available in August.



Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
Peace Begins at Home

24 Hour Crisis Line
601-693-HOPE
(601-693-4673)

For more information on the conference or the services provided by Care Lodge,
contact Care Lodge Community Services at 601-482-8719.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5331, Meridian, MS 39302

Mission Statement
Consistent with our belief in the value, worth and dignity of each person, Care Lodge seeks to eliminate domestic violence by providing victims, offenders and the community with appropriate, effective programs and services. Care Lodge continues to advocate for an environment free from domestic violence.

Our Agency
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc., founded in May 1981, is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and is the only certified domestic violence shelter in Mississippi Highway Patrol District VI. We provide services for approximately 1,000 shelter and non-shelter clients every year.


Care Lodge provides services for the following counties:
Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott and Winston and includes communities of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.





Miss. Beekeepers Association ......

Farm Bureau Bldg. Highway 39 north Meridian, MS
WHAT: Miss Beekeepers monthly meeting

WHEN: Thursday August 7th

PLACE: Farm Bureau Bldg.
Highway 39 north
Meridian, MS

TIME: 5:30 pm

The public is invited to attend




Second Annual Back to School with MCC

Meridian Community College
Meridian Community College will host its Second Annual Back to School with MCC, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1-6 p.m. in Ivy Hall. For more information, call 601-483-8241 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.



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



Town Hall Session to discuss the City of Quitman's Comprehensive Plan

at the Depot
A Town Hall Session to discuss the City of Quitman's Comprehensive Plan will start at 6 P.M. ... July 29th at the Depot. A Comprehensive plan gives detailed information on land use needs, infrastructure needs, housing, Schools, transportation, and details on what is planned to improve quality of life and economic opportunities for our Citizens. Jim Crapse is donating sandwiches by Subway for this event.

VERY IMPORTANT! FOR ALL CITIZENS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT. BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS AND YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED.
Eddie




Newton County Youth Football Association - Open House

Beulah Hubbard ball field
Final registration and open house - August 2nd

Newton County Youth Football Association is holding an open house Saturday August 2nd beginning at 8:30 am at the Beulah Hubbard ball field. Lunch will be provided. Players will need to wear shorts,
t-shirts, and cleats.





Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - July 28th - August 3rd

See Schedule
Calendar of Downtown Events - July 28th - August 3rd - Vol. lll No. 83


Monday, July 28, 2014

Event:Great Gift ideas!

Location: LaBiche Jewelers

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.6071



Event:Suit Sale

Location:Sam's Fashion

Time: All Week

For More Information:Call 601.693.2731

Stacy Adams Suit buy one get one free.



Event: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: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: Half Off Bottles of Wine

Location:Weidmann's

Time: Every Monday

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Event: Summer Kid's Movie Club - Frozen

Location: The Temple Theatre

Time: 10am

For More Information:Call 601.693.5353

Admission $2. Summer Kids Movie Club at the Temple Theatre presents "Frozen"

Concessions will be available. No outside food or drink allowed.



Event: Trivia Night

Location:Weidmann's

Time: 8pm till close

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm



Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Event: Ladies' Night / MS Craft Beer and Vinyl

Location: Weidmann's

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770

Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm.



Thursday, July 31, 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, August 1, 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: Your Voice, Your Choice: Youth Summit

Location: City Hall 3rd Floor

Time: 6pm - 8pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.3806

PACE Coalition and NFusion X will host a quarterly Youth Summit at City Hall. There will be a guest speaker, and panel of experts. The theme will be "Youth Moving In a Better Direction".



Event:Sucarnochee Revue - All Shook Up

Location: Temple Theatre

Time: 7pm - 9pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.5353

Admission $10



Event:Shadows of the 60's, A Tribute to Motown

Location: MSU Riley Center

Time: 7:30pm

For More Information: Call 601.696.2200

Admission $39, $33. Motown memories storm the stage in this exciting tribute show featuring songs of The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Supremes.



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, August 2, 2014



Event: Earth's Bounty

Location: Singing Brakeman Park

Time: 8am - 1pm

For More Information: Call 601.693.7480

Join us the first Saturday of April through November for a beautiful harvest at Earth's Bounty. We'll have fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, breads, soaps, shrubs, flowers and more! There's bouncy houses for the kids, Tiny-the Belgian mare, live music, a food truck and tons of vendors. Come out and bring your family and friends! We'll see you there!



Event: Live Music

Location: Faces Lounge

Time: 10pm

For More Information: Call 601.880.6315

$10 Cover



Sunday, August 3, 2014



Event: Jazz Brunch with Steve Watson

Location: Weidmann's

Time:10am - 4pm

For More Information:Call 601.581.5770



Event: School of Art Exhibit

Location: Meridian Museum of Art

Time:2pm

For More Information:Call 601.693.1501

Featuring works produced by the youth of our community which also features a silent auction of Chairs which are produced during the summer session.



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




Homecoming and Revival Services

First Enterprise Missionary Baptist Church Enterprise MS
Homecoming & Revival Services for First Enterprise M. B. Church, Enterprise MS will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00PM w/Rev. Earnest Johnson of Heidelberg MS along with his choir as our guest speaker. On Monday, August 25th - Friday, August 29, 2014 our services will begin at 7:30PM w/different speakers each night.

Monday, August 25th-Rev. Terrell Ulmer
Tuesday, August 26th-Rev. Larry McLaurin Wednesday, August 27th-Rev. Nathan Laster Thursday, August 28th-Rev. Robert Martin Friday, August 29th-Rev.
Cornelius McDonald

Thanking you in advance,
Rev. Aaron Heidelberg, Pastor &
First Enterprise M. B. Church Family
156 County Road 3332
P. O. Box 175
Enterprise, MS 39330
Phone: 601.659.3441
Email: firstenterprise156@att.net




Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS - Events

Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS
Wonderful Word on Wednesday
August 13, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

NOTE .... COLLINSVILLE LOCATION: NO CHURCH SERVICE on August 17, 2014.

Word Explosion Revival
August 19-21, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a, "Word Explosion Revival," beginning on August 19, 2014 and climaxing on August 21, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Robert West Sr. Pastor of Mt. Eva Baptist Church in Terry, MS. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.





Homecoming and Revival Services

Eastern Star Baptist Church of York
Eastern Star Baptist Church of York will have Homecoming,
Aug. 17th at 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Rev. Vernon Swift along with his choir and congregation will be there

Revival Services, Aug. 18th - 22nd nightly at 7:30
Guest Evangelist: Rev. Woodrow Johnson, pastor of
West Trinity Baptist Church in Selama

Rev. Charles H. Delaine is the pastor of the church


Homecoming and Revival Services

New Hope Blackwater Baptist Church
Homecoming - Aug. 10th 11:00 am
Revival Services - Aug. 11th - 13th nightly at 7:30
Guest Evangelist: Rev. Marcus Lawrence




Homecoming and Revival Services

Greenhill Missionary Baptist Church 5324 Highway 496 Toomsuba, MS
Homecoming - Aug. 10th 11:00 am
Revival Services - Aug. 11th - 13th nightly at 7:00
Guest Evangelist: Dr. B. L. Richardson, pastor of
Christ Harvest Tabernacle MBC - Albany, GA

Rev. Edward C. Griffin, Sr. is the pastor of the church
(601) 632-1021




Homecoming at Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia Baptist Church Highway 493 Bailey, MS
Arkadelphia Baptist Church of Bailey will have Homecoming
Aug. 17th at 11 am, followed by a covered dish meal.
Bro. Bill Webb is the guest speaker




NAS Meridian - WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, JULY 25th

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, JULY 25

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Friday, July 25, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Ten U.S. Navy aviators and one Italian navy pilot will receive their "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, Commander, Training Air Wing One, will serve as the speaker.
Those earning their "Wings of Gold" include:

Lt. j.g. Christopher Aiken, USN, who carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Aiken completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Ensign Mirko Cremona, Italian navy, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Cremona completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Brian Dallaire, USN, who was selected as VT-9's Student of the Month for March 2014. He earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Dallaire completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. Mark George, USN, who was designated a Naval Flight Officer in January 2009. He served with the Black Knights of VFA-154 from December 2009 to September 2012 where he deployed with CAG-14 in support of 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet operations. He was named to the Commodore's List during Advanced Flight Training. Additionally, he was designated a CNATRA Distinguished Naval Graduate. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12 and was named VT-9's "Top Hook" for that carrier qualification evolution. George completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. William Goodwin III, USN, who earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Goodwin completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Peter Harris, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Harris completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Darian Khosrowshahi, USN, who joined the Navy as a seaman recruit in July 2003. After two years of Sonar and Advanced Electronics training, he went on to serve on the USS Thach, a frigate based in San Diego, Calif. He completed four years of sea duty, to include two deployments to both the Northern Arabian Gulf and the South Pacific in support of counter-narcotic operations. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class and was selected to commission through the Seaman-to-Admiral program. During Advanced Jet Flight Training

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he earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 12. Khosrowshahi completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Charles Klotz, USN, who earned two Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Klotz completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Ensign Zachary Mindel, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11, when he was named VT-7's "Top Hook" for that carrier qualification evolution. Mindel completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Robert Pritchett IV, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Pritchett completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Ensign Griffin Stangel, USN, who was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and earned one Navy "E" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training. He carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on July 11. Stangel completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.




"Suicide & Bully Detection & Prevention Workshop"

Sep 9, 2014 6pm-8pm

Meridian Community College(Dulaney Room)
This Workshop will focus on the detection and prevention of suicide & bullying. There is a $10 registration fee, and the deadline to register is August 21, 2014. You can go online to wwww.2serve.weebly.com to register or call Paris Hearn at 601-513-4148.
September 9, 2014
6:00pm-8:00pm

Paris Hearn-601-513-4148


Meridian Activity Center - Events Calendar

Meridian Activity Center 3300-32nd Avenue Meridian, MS
Thursday, July 24
6:45-7:30 pm.
Tai Chi Fit for all adults over age 21 at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 485-1812. Great for balance and strength.

Monday, July 28
6:45-7:30 pm.
Tai Chi Fit for all adults over age 21 at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 485-1812. Great for balance and strength.

Monday, July 28
9:00 – 5:00
Registration begins at Meridian Activity Center for Fall eight-week classes beginning on August 11. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

Thursday, July 31
12:30 – 2:00
BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center sponsored by Woodmen of the World, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

Thursday, July 31
6:45-7:30 pm.
Tai Chi Fit for all adults over age 21 at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 485-1812. Great for balance and strength.

Thursday, August 7
8:00 – 12:00
AARP Driver Safety Training at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.
Only $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.

Thursday, August 7
1:00 – 2:00
Free BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

Monday, August 11
8:00 – 8:30
Fall eight-week classes begin at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 to register.

Thursday, August 21
1:00 – 2:00
Free BINGO for seniors at Meridian Activity Center, 3300-32nd Avenue. Phone 601-485-1812 for information.

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



EMBDC to Host Meridian Day at the Fair

Founder's Square at the Neshoba County Fair
EMBDC to Host Meridian Day at the Fair


Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) is gearing up to take part in one of Mississippi's oldest traditions. The annual Meridian Day at the Fair will be held in Founder's Square at the Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday, July 30th. The Meridian Day program will be from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Multiple groups, including NAS Meridian, local hospitals, MSU Meridian, Meridian Community College and Lauderdale County Tourism will travel to the fair and set up booths to celebrate Meridian's designated day during this weeklong event. There will be musical performances, local officials speaking, and lots of giveaways during the time Meridian is allotted in Founder's Square. 25 door prizes, donated by local businesses, will be given away to attendees during the Meridian Day program.


Meridian Day at the Fair is an excellent chance for the Meridian area to show support for the Neshoba County Fair and our Philadelphia neighbors. Meanwhile, showcasing our local businesses and services.

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.




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

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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

Aug 24, 2014 3:00 pm

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

See Schedule
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

See Schedule
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