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Annual Christmas Cantata

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

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




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

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

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

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





Leadership Conference ... Building Without Losing

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

Held at Love City Fellowship and free to the public.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




The Mediator Bookstore

Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

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

Episcopal Church of the Mediator Bookstore





EMBDC - Upcoming Events ...

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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




WINGING SET FOR FRIDAY, November 21st

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

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




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

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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

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

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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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


Meridian Main Street - Christmas Parade and Application ...

Downtown Meridian

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

Call Rusty @ 601.693.7480 if you have any questions.

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








JCJC’s art gallery features JCJC artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




EMCC ... Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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Community College Completion Challenge (C4)

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


East Mississippi Community College
Scooba Campus Schedule of Events

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


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

* Students will be able to register for prizes at each event attended.

Suzanne Monk
District Director of Public Information
East Mississippi Community College
Work: (662) 476-5014
Cell: (601) 480-2879



Annual Family & Friends Day Celebration

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

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

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



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


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

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FELLOWSHIP.

Holiday feast immediately after service




10th Annual Christmas Musical Explosion

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

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

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

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

Yours in His name,

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

We are asking anyone who can to bring (1) canned food item.

Phone / Fax (601)644-0308- E-mail: saatwaat@yahoo.com


“Under Age, Under Arrest” program

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

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

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




Women's Conference

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

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

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




Mississippi Give Big Day:

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Mississippi Give Big Day:
Choose Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education

Who: Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE)

What: Mississippi Give Big Day

When: December 10, 2014 for 24 hours

Where: http://www.mississippigives.org

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

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



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

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





DELTA STATE WINS INAUGURAL DONOR CHALLENGE ...

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




Usher Day Program

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 2614 13th Street Meridian, MS
Usher Day Program
Dec. 14th at 2:30 pm

(601) 482-7983
Rev. Walter Patrick is the pastor of the church



Author, Ben Wynne at Jimmie Rodgers Museum ...

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

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

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

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

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




EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

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

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

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

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


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

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

Members of JC Jazz


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

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

Dobey Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Guitar
Micah Moffett – Magee

Bass
Dustin Logan - Soso

Drums
Zach Biglane – Ellisville

Members of JC Voices


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



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




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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

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

For all community events check out the Meridian Community Calendar


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


JCJC Sophomore Music Student, Harlan Mapp Performs

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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




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

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

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

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

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

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




Quitman High School BIG BLUE CREW Raffle Fundraiser

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

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

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

Beverly Brown
601-659-4635




ALGIX Grand Opening of New SOLAPLAST Facility in Meridian, MS

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




Poplar Springs Elementary School Veteran's Day Celebration

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


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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




39th Year Anniversary of The Park Fall Festival- Maynor Creek Reservoir

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




EMBDC Recognizes October Ambassadors of the Month

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EMBDC Recognizes October Ambassadors of the Month
Meridian, MS - The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its October Ambassador of the Month awards to three very deserving participants. In first place was Jennifer Booker with WMDN/WGBC-TV, second place went to Derron Radcliff with MSU Riley Center, and third place was awarded to Krilecia Gianakos with State Games of Mississippi. Also, winning the red ticket drawing was Lisa Sollie with MSU Meridian. The red ticket drawing is from the pool of ambassadors who have attended EMBDC events over the past month.
This committee of dedicated volunteers assists with numerous membership activities and events throughout the year including ribbon cuttings and ground breakings conducted by the EMBDC. They work to secure new members and increase membership retention by building relationships and maintaining communication with existing and prospective members. This is group consists of a limited group of people. The EMBDC would be unable to do all that it does without these dedicated volunteers. To find out more about becoming an Ambassador for your community, contact the EMBDC at 601-693-1306.
The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org.

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

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

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




EMBDC Holds Ribbon Cutting for Free Clinic of Meridian

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

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

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

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


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

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

Bob Luke
Chairman
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation



JCJC SCHEDULES MOST BEAUTIFUL PAGEANT

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

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

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

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

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

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




Thanksgiving give away

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

Pastor Paul Clayton
Telephone: 601.917.8128



JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing

Jones County Junior College
JCJC English instructor & new author celebrates with a book signing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org




"Dancing Like the Stars", An Evening with Elegance

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

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




Meridian Activity Center - Events and Notices

Meridian Activity Center
Meridian Activity Center - Events and Notices

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

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

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

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

Kathy Anderson
Interim Director
Meridian Activity Center




Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP)

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Employment Information Session

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





Meridian Community College for November 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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EMCC TO HOST TURKEY CHASE GLOW RUN ON SCOOBA CAMPUS

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




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Media Contact:
Laura B. Whitmore
laura.whitmore@peavey.com
1-781-400-1054



First House Dedication Ceremony

176 Watkins Stanley Road in Louisville
First House Dedication Ceremony. On Thursday November 6th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
WinstonSTRONG along with MDS will be handing over the keys to Ms. Anna Belle Watkins' fully rebuilt MDS home.
It will take place at her home address at
176 Watkins Stanley Road
in Louisville.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Black
WinstonSTRONG CBRC
Administrative Coordinator




East Central Community College - "Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery

East Central Community College Decatur, MS Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
The East Central Community College Players present ...
"Laurel & Hardy" ... The Murder Mystery
Nov. 13th - 15th each night at 7:00
in the Mabry Memorial Cafeteria
Tickets are only $15
(601) 635-6215

Karen Robertson
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph: 601-635-6340
FAX: 601-635-4398
1-877-462-3222
www.eccc.edu



Meridian Main Street - Events Calendar - November 3rd - 9th

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Monday, November 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Event: Buddy Guy
Location: MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation, possessing a sound and style that embody the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock 'n' roll. $59,$53

Event: Dance Night with DJ Yoda
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
No Cover. $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm ;18 to get in, 21 to drink

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

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

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

Event:"Eating Alabama" Film Screening
Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
Time: 6pm-9pm
For More Information: Call 601.490.5242
Go Green, Meridian is proud to bring this unique opportunity to Meridian! Join us for an outdoor screening of the award-winning documentary "Eating Alabama".The director Andrew Grace will be present to answer questions. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy popcorn and specials on Mississippi brews!

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

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

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Event:Holiday Gift Bazaar
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Time: 9am-3pm
For More Information: Call 601.485.4105

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

Sunday, November 9, 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




Preach-A-Rama Program

Friendship Baptist Church of Meridian .. next to thte fairgrounds
Friendship Baptist Church of Meridian will have their
"Preach-A-Rama Program" Nov. 23rd at 3:00 pm
Theme: "Where You There When They Crucified My Lord? ...
If You Wasn't ... Then Who Was?"

7 Special guest speakers will be preaching at this event.

Rev. Jake Brown is the pastor of the church
(601) 701-7748



JCJC costume contest winners

Jones County Junior College
JCJC costume contest winners

ELLISVILLE – The fall weather brought out an estimated three thousand princesses, super heroes, goblins and ghouls to have fun at the annual Jones County Junior College Treats in the Streets on the eve of Halloween. Hundreds of kids participated in the costume contests for babies and teens, honoring the most creative kids with treats from JCJC and lots of games with sweet prizes.

College students who dressed the best were also given cash prizes for their efforts. Winning the Most Original category was the Queen of Hearts, Annie Price of Tupelo. The scariest JCJC students competing were Twin Clowns, Jody and Cody Courtney of Greene County. The Most Creative was Jack Frost, James Cooley of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and the Best Overall Costume went to Peter Pan and his shadow, Shelby Wesson of Petal as Peter and Sam Cruz of Pensacola as his shadow.

Treats in the Streets is an annual, free, community event that is hosted by the JCJC Student Government Association and the city of Ellisville.

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




Matthew Seward Benefit Horse Show

Choctaw County Saddle Club
Please come out and join us on November 22nd at 1pm at Choctaw County Saddle Club and help us celebrate the life of Matthew Seward. Its $3 to get in with 6yrs and under free, events are $5 to enter. Jackpot events are $10. We will be having a Silent Auction throughout the show with great items! And food, drinks, and fun! All proceeds and funds raised will go to the Welch Family to help them through this tragic time in their lives. Contact 850-368-8247 for more info or questions. Lets pull together and help this family!

Matthew Seward Benefit Horse Show
1. Halter-----Ponies
2. Halter-----Mares & Fillies
3. Halter-----Geldings & Stallions
4. Halter-----Gaited
5. Walk Trot-----Open
6. Western Pleasure-----Open
7. Gaited-----Open
8. Balloon Race------5 yrs and Under
9. Balloon Race-----6 yrs to 11yrs
10. Balloon Race-----18 and Up
11. Water Glass-----Open
12. Flag Race-----Open
*****Cake Walk*****
13. Jackpot Pole Bending-----Open($10 Entry Fee)
14. Beginner Pole Bending-----10 and Under
15. Pony Pole Bending-----12 and Under
16. Pole Bending-----12 and Under (No Ponies)
17. Pole Bending-----13 thru 17
18. Pole Bending-----18 and Up Ladies
19. Pole Bending-----18 and Up Mens
20. Stick Horse Race-----5yrs and Under
21. Stick Horse Race-----6yrs to 11yrs
22. Stick Horse Race----- 18 and Up
23. Double Barrel Arena Race-----Open
24. Panty Race-----Open
*****Cake Walk*****
25. Jackpot Barrel Race------Open ($10 Entry Fee)
26. Beginner Barrel Race-----10 and Under
27. Ponies Barrel Race-----12 and Under
28. Barrel Race-----12 and Under (No Ponies)
29. Barrel Race-----13 Thru 17
30. Barrel Race-----18 and Up Ladies
31. Barrel Race-----18 and Up Men
32. Arena Race-----12 and Under
33. Arena Race-----13 thru 17
34. Arena Race-----18 and Up
35. Quadrangles-----12 and Under
36. Quadrangles-----13 thru 17
37. Quadrangles-----18 and Up




HARVEST TEA

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
HARVEST TEA
November 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm
Mount Calvary Baptist Church will be having our Harvest Tea. Rev. Z. R. Finley, Pastor




EMBDC - Ribbon Cutting

Harvest Grill 618 22nd Avenue
Don’t miss our upcoming ribbon cutting.

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

Meredith Rea
Chamber of Commerce

East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street, Suite A
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org





Vicksburg District waives day-use fees on Veterans Day

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Vicksburg District waives day-use fees on Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 146 Vicksburg District recreation areas on Veterans Day, November 11.

The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. The District does not charge entrance fees to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on District lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

The District first began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces.

The District invites veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families this Veterans Day to visit one of their recreational areas or lakes to launch a boat, swim at one of their beaches, or just spend some time together enjoying the outdoors free of charge.

The 68,000-square-mile Vicksburg District's recreational sites in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi host approximately nine million visitors annually. These visitors support nearly 2700 jobs and impact the local economies with approximately $200 million annually. To discover a Vicksburg District recreation site nearest you, please visit http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx or download the "Vicksburg USACE" smartphone app from your app store.





MUSICIAN APPRECIATION

Spring Hill M. B. Church in Union, MS
MUSICIAN APPRECIATION

Pastor Jerry Jones and The Spring Hill M. B. Church in Union, MS will be honoring their musicians on Sunday, November 9th beginning and along with morning worship services at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information please call 601-774-5161 or follow us on Facebook.





Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship

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The Clarkdale High School Band will compete for the 2a State Marching Championship on Saturday November 1st in Clinton, MS. This is the final band competition in Mississippi and will have Superior bands from all around the state competing in all 6 classes to determine a champion from every class level. The MHSAA/MBA State Championship is an annual event to determine state champions and this is Clarkdale's second straight year to qualify and compete for a state title. The Clarkdale band earned superior rankings in overall band, Drum Major and color guard at the region III marching evaluation held my the Meridian Band on the campus of EMCC in Scooba. The band performs at 10:00 a.m. At Clinton High School. Good Luck Clarkdale band!




City of Quitman was recently honored with ...

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The City of Quitman was recently honored with an article relating to C-Spire's Fiber to the Home venture. The article is found at this web site.

http://www.dailyyonder.com/ms-town-to-join-gigabit-league/2014/10/24/7588




Scooba Christmas Parade 2014

Town of Scooba
Scooba Christmas Parade ...
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014
Theme ... "Christmas in Scooba"
Line up at 4:30 pm
Parade is at 5:30 pm

Criteria for Judging ...
1. Nane of Organization must be on both sides of the float
2. No LIVE Santa Clause
3. No candy can be thrown from floats OR vehicles

NO ENTRY FEE !!!!

Prizes ...
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $ 50
3rd Place - $25
Mayor's - Award Trophy


(601) 562-2852
(601) 743-5060



ROLLIN TIGERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM WILL FACE MERIDIAN AIR STATION FLIERS IN EXHIBITION GAME

In the Fitness Center gym on board Naval Air Station Meridian.
ROLLIN TIGERS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM WILL FACE
MERIDIAN AIR STATION FLIERS IN EXHIBITION GAME

A wheelchair exhibition basketball game is set for Thursday, October 30, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Fitness Center gym on board Naval Air Station Meridian.
The event is free and everyone with base access is invited to attend this family friendly basketball game.
The Metro Area Community Empowerment Foundation's Rollin Tigers Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Team is ready and excited to take on NAS Meridian's team made up of volunteers from NAS, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Navy Operational Support Center and Naval Branch Health Clinic.
The Rollin Tigers is a professional team that has played in tournaments throughout the country. They said they would spot the naval air station team at least 25 points. That's good, because they also said the base team would need ALL its very best players for the game!
The Meridian Air Station Fliers have accepted and are up to the challenge, even though they also will be playing in wheelchairs provided by the guest team.
This event is being coordinated by the EEO Special Emphasis Committee with support from Morale, Welfare and Recreation in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
For those who have base access, please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this entertaining and informative family friendly sporting event! Meridian Air Station Fliers are looking forward to the game and would welcome your cheering them on to victory in this challenging competition!




Pre-Thanksgiving Service

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The Singleton-Gates Circle Mission Ministry of St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will host a
Pre-Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 9th at 3:00 pm
Rev. Odell Hopkins and the West Mt. Moriah Music Ministry
will be the special guests ... along with St. John's Sanctuary Choir

(601) 482-1898




Main Street Meridian - Calendar of Downtown Events - October 27th - November 2nd

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Main Street Meridian - Calendar of Downtown Events
October 27th - November 2nd
Vol. lll No. 96

Monday, October 27, 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
Come check out the vegetables at your local farmers market. Summer produce is still available along with the Fall produce.

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

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

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

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.

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

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

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

Event: CANDY CRAWL
Location: Dumont Plaza and participating businesses
Time: 4:30-7pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
FREE EVENT FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. PONY RIDES, PETTING ZOO, MECHANICAL BULL, ROCK CLIMBING WALL, ARTS AND CRAFTS, KIDS YOGA, 'THRILLER DANCE-A-LONG', ENCORE DANCE ACADEMY, NAT GEO SCAVENGER HUNT, COSTUME CONTEST, TRICK OR TREATING AND MORE!

Event: The Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
$25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5
Meridian's historic Temple Theatre will play host to the 50+ piece Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia. They will be touring Mississippi as orchestral good-will ambassadors for their country and will be performing live on stage at the Temple Theatre. Meridian is one of only three Mississippi cities selected by this world-renown touring orchestra, under director German Alberto Cespedes Diaz. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

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

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

Event: Robert Earl Keen
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: Pre-show 6pm, Show 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$43, $37 Robert Earl Keen has recorded 18 full-length albums, including his latest, Ready for Confetti. The Houston native's songs have also been covered by artists from country, folk, and Texas country music scenes, including George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, and Nanci Griffith. Although his albums and live performances span styles from folk, country, and bluegrass to rock, he is most commonly associated with the Americana movement. Keen has toured extensively both nationally and internationally throughout his career, and he has long been heralded as one of the Lone Star State's most popular and acclaimed musical ambassadors, leading to his induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

Event: Dance Night with DJ Yoda
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
No Cover. $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm ;18 to get in, 21 to drink

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Event:Soule Live Steam Festival
Location:Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum (1808 4th Street)
Time: 9am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
$3.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum. The 12th Annual Soule' Live Steam Festival will be held at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in downtown Meridian. Last year's event attracted more than 7,500 visitors from 24 states. This two-day festival features steam engines operating on "live steam". The historic Soule' Steam Feed Works factory complex is open for tours as more than 50 volunteers demonstrate past industrial arts and share the history of how things were made in America. Demonstrations at this event include belt-driven machine shop equipment, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, broom-making, and much more. The steam-driven machine shop and Linotype will be in operation.

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

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

Event: Haunted Temple Tours
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7pm-11pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Two separate tours available - each tour just $5.00 all ages
The Haunted Historical Tour & The Ghoulish Adventure Tour

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

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Event: Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 8am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Greater Meridian Health Clinic presents Earth's Bounty last Festival for 2014. November's harvest will have plenty of greens, fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, soaps, shrubs and much more! There's bouncy houses for the kids, live music, food truck and tons of vendors. Come join Meridian Main Street at Singing Brakeman Park and bring your family and friends. We know you'll have a great time. Local favorite Otha Barham will be performing.

Event: Possibilities Tour
Location: Dumont Plaza for registration
Time: 9am-1pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.7480
Come take a look at vacant spaces in downtown Meridian and imagine the possibilities of what they could be! The first Meridian Possibilities Tour will take place on November 1, 2014 in conjunction with the Soule Industrial Heritage Live Steam Festival and Earth's Bounty. The Tour project is the result of a partnership comprised of MS Power, Meridian Main Street, and the downtown property owners. The purpose of the Tour is to bring positive attention of developers to the downtown area of Meridian with special emphasis on the opportunities that unoccupied properties might bring to the small business and economic development of the area.

Event:Soule Live Steam Festival
Location: Mississippi Industrial Heritage Building (1808 4th Street)
Time:9am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.9905
$3.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum. Last year's event attracted more than 7,500 visitors from 24 states. This two-day festival features steam engines operating on "live steam". The historic Soule' Steam Feed Works factory complex is open for tours as more than 50 volunteers demonstrate past industrial arts and share the history of how things were made in America. Demonstrations at this event include belt-driven machine shop equipment, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, broom-making, and much, much more. The steam-driven machine shop will be in operation as well as the Linotype.Alabama Art Casting will present a Molten Iron Pour on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. Mold-making classes begin at 10 a.m. in the morning. Cost: $20.00 (limit of 100 participants).

Event:Yoga at Earth's Bounty
Location: Singing Brakeman Park
Time: 11am-12pm
For More Information: Call 601.513.8242
Free outdoor yoga class at the Meridian Farmer's Market! Bring a yoga mat. No experience required!

Event:Live Music
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$7 Cover. 18 to get in & 21 to drink

Sunday, November 2, 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




Go Green Meridian presents ...Eating Alabama

The Brickhouse Bar and Grill Downtown Meridian
Eating Alabama ... a story about why food matters ...
Friday, Nov. 7th at The Brickhouse Bar and Grill
Begins at 6:00 pm
$5 donation
MS Brews & Popcorn - Bring your blankets and lawn chairs
" Outdoor Screening and Q & A" ...with the film director, Andrew Grace
Presented by ... Go Green Meridian




1st Annual Northeast High School Fall Festival

Northeast High School campus
Join the Trojan Nation in the first annual Northeast High
School Fall Festival on October 30th from 6pm until
8pm at the Northeast High School campus. The festival
is open to the general public. The event is organized with the entire
Northeast community in mind and will be a fun event for the young and
the young at heart. Festival games include classics such as monster pitch,
match car races, minute 2 win it, a shooting gallery, and much, much
more. In addition to over 20 festival games, festival goers can play on the
inflatables, walk down Trojan Trunk or Treat Lane, visit the petting zoo,
participate in the costume parade or cake walk, or take a walk on the scary
side in the haunted house if you dare. Circle S ranch will be on site, in
addition booths selling nachos, funnel cakes, and world famous NHS
Soccer Chili Frito Pies.
Every club and team on the campus is participating in the Fall Festival
because at Northeast, we are “ALL IN” in building a stronger Trojan
Nation. Join our students for the Fall Festival on October 30th.
For more information
about the NHS Fall
Festival contact Michele
Pearson a@ 601-479-9089




JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

Jones County Junior College
JCJC RECOGNIZES THREE GRADUATES AS HONOR ALUMNI

ELLISVILLE – As a part of Jones County Junior College’ Homecoming festivities last week, the college recognized three graduates as the school’s 2014 Honor Alumni: Derrick Dease from the Class of 2002, Robin Robinson from the Class of 1976 and Dr. Milfred Valentine from the Class of 1961.
“These individuals all come from very diverse educational and career backgrounds, yet all of them began their studies at Jones,” said JCJC president Dr. Jesse Smith.
A graduate of Taylorsville High School, Derrick Dease is the son of John and Cora Dease. He majored in forestry at Jones and was very active in the Forestry Club and also as a student worker in the Student Services Offices.
While at Jones, Dease was selected to participate in a summer internship at Colorado State University where he researched the preservation of wildlife and vegetation habitats in South Mississippi using global information systems.
“Soon after Derrick joined the JCJC Forestry Program we realized there was something different about him; he was a ‘cut above the rest,’ said instructor Jeff Keeton. “He displayed a very strong work ethic and moral background along with a willingness to learn. He was the prefect blank canvas for any instructor to work with. Derrick simply aspired to do better and to be better in all aspects of his academic career and, for a teacher, it is a joy to work with someone with that attitude.”
Upon graduation from Jones, Dease attended CSU, earning his bachelor’s degree in natural resource management. He then earned his master’s degree in environmental management from the school of forestry and environmental studies at Yale University.
For his master’s project in 2007, Dease founded the Resources for an Inclusive Future as a method to get young students from rural and urban communities interested in the environment around them. Dease partnered with Yale to sponsor the first RIF summer camp in Mississippi in conjunction with Mississippi State University, Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and International Paper as co-sponsors.
“Jones laid the foundation that my time at Colorado State, Yale, and my career with International Paper were built on,” Dease said. “It allowed me an opportunity to interact with faculty and administrative staff members that not only cared about my success at Jones, but also about me as an individual. I never felt like just a number on someone's enrollment sheet or just another student passing through campus. Without at doubt, I know everyone at Jones wanted me to be successful then, and they continue to root for my success today.”
Dease resides in Murrels Inlet, South Carolina with where he is an environmental engineer for International Paper's Georgetown Mill in South Carolina. He has worked at other facilities in Vicksburg, Bastrop, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee.
Robin Robinson came to JCJC as a graduate of Northeast Jones High School. She quickly became quite active in campus clubs and organizations. Robinson was the Student Government Association president and Homecoming Queen during her sophomore year. She was a class favorite and class president both of her years at Jones.
Robinson was the vice president of JCJC’s Phi Beta Lambda Business Society and represented Jones at the PBL National Business Leadership Conferences from 1975-1979 and was a delegate to the Southern Regional Leadership Conferences from 1975-1977.
After graduating from Jones in 1976, Robinson attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Soon after her USM graduation in 1978, Robinson began working at Sanderson Farms in Laurel. Since starting with Sanderson Farms as a cost accountant, she has held several positions with the corporation before attaining her current position as director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication in 2000.
“Robin and I have worked together at Sanderson Farms for 36 years and it’s just been amazing and a pleasure for me to see all that she’s accomplished,” said Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer for Sanderson Farms. “Robin went to work at Sanderson at a time when there really was no female leadership at Sanderson or in most companies in Mississippi. Robin took a leadership role and became the first female chief accountant in our company and she later became the first female auditor in our company. She has worked her way up in our company and, because of her excellent work performance, she soon became the first female to serve on our company’s executive committee.”
Within the Sanderson organization, Robinson serves on the Sanderson Farms Executive Committee, the Diversity Committee and also chairs the Wage and Salary Committee.
In 2004, Gov. Haley Barbour appointed her to serve on the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees. Barbour also appointed her to serve on the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services and continues to serve in this capacity by appointment of Gov. Phil Bryant.
Robinson has served as president of the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women, on the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association International Board of Directors and the Business Advisory Council.
Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc., Mississippi Economic Council, Dixie Electric Power Association and the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Robinson was named one of Mississippi’s Leading Business Women, recognized by the Mississippi YWCA as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference,” named as one of America’s 2000 Notable Women, awarded the Most Distinguished Alumnae Award by the Mississippi-Louisiana Phi Theta Kappa, and inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame and honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
In her acceptance speech, Robinson gave credit for her career achievements to the educational foundation she received at JCJC.
“Devoted teachers, instructors and administrators at Jones who demanded that high standard of achievement from me and others, inspired me to believe that I could be successful; no matter where I was or what I was doing, I could be successful” she said.
Robinson and her husband, Sam Britton, reside in Jones County.
Jones County native Dr. Milfred Valentine came to JCJC in the fall of 1959. He quickly became involved in a variety of campus activities, particularly in the music department.
Valentine was a member of the College Choir and won numerous awards as a soloist and as a member of duets. He was also a member of the speech and debate teams and the Youth Congress. Valentine was president of the Forensic Club and the College Choir. For his many activities and achievements, he was named to the JCJC Hall of Fame.
Upon graduating from Jones, Valentine attended Louisiana State University where he received his bachelor’s of music degree and his master’s of music in voice degree. He then earned his doctor of philosophy in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Then, Valentine came back home to JCJC. He served on the music faculty here for 28 years, 21 of them as chair of the Fine Arts Division. Under his leadership as director, the JCJC Concert Choir excelled. The choir toured much of the United States and enjoyed two concert tours to Europe, highlighted by concerts in Westminster Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral in England, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland
In 1982, the group sang for the Southern Division American Choral Directors Association convention, the first junior college group to do this. Then, in 1987, his JCJC Concert Choir performed Haydn’s “The Creation” in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, as the first Mississippi junior college to represent the state in this venue.
“There has never been a time when I did not know Milfred Valentine,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, former director of the JCJC Concert Choir and current dean of academic affairs. “He was my music minister at church, my musical mentor in high school and college, my colleague when I was hired at Jones in 1988, and to this day he is my friend. Any success that I may have enjoyed is due in large part to the investment that he made in my life. I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me and for my family.”
Valentine retired from Jones County Junior College in 1992 to become the dean of music at William Carey College where he worked for 11 years.
In his spare time, Valentine serves as the conductor for the Mississippi Singing Churchmen, a group that performs throughout the state and has also performed abroad in places such as Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Peru and Chile.
Valentine has enjoyed a career as a college music instructor and minister of music for more than fifty years. In 2011, he received the Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music in Mississippi. To be selected for this prestigious award, one must have been active in Choral Music in Mississippi for at least 20 years and made significant contributions to the choral art.
Valentine is married to the former Linda Jones of Laurel, and they have two children, David and Vicki, and are the grandparents of five boys. He currently serves Prentiss Baptist Church as minister of music, and is often an adjudicator and guest clinician for community, school and church choral clinics and festivals.

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




NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus
NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

MAYHEW – While teaching Army infantry tactics at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Joshua Carroll picked up the methods he now applies to teaching Business Marketing at East Mississippi Community College.
“If you’re teaching soldiers to maneuver in an open field or the woods, they need to be in the field or the woods. You can’t get that from looking at little dots on a board,” said Carroll.
That’s why Carroll and his students are frequently absent from their classroom at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. During his first semester, the French Camp native has already taken his students on field trips to the Commercial Dispatch, WFCA Radio and WCBI Television to learn about selling ads in various media, as well as production methods in each.
“A large portion of our instruction is based on experiential learning. They got to see how a newspaper press works. They got behind the sound boards and recorded their own radio ads. They got to stand in front of the green screens and do their own weather broadcasts. Good instructors put their students in the woods,” said Carroll.
Carroll was first exposed to marketing as a young boy following his father, who managed WFCA Radio in French Camp for decades, on sales meetings. Later, he picked up selling ads on his own as a way to make money while in college. After picking up a master’s degree in business administration, Carroll found himself selling the military itself as a recruiter for the Army ROTC program at Ole Miss. He parlayed that experience into a job as the Business Marketing Management instructor at Northwest Community College’s DeSoto Center for three years before moving to EMCC to be closer to home.
In his first semester as Business Marketing instructor at EMCC, Carroll has been busy in the field both with and without his students. He’s recruited representatives from the Commercial Dispatch, WCBI and Cindy Hodo of the Quest Group marketing firm to serve on the program’s advisory committee to make sure the information and techniques being taught inside, and outside, Carroll’s class are relevant in the industry.
“We don’t just cover marketing. We cover business management and human resource management. I teach them entrepreneurship, a little bit of web design, how to combine social media with e-commerce. We’re trying to give students every aspect of the industry and equip them to join a business or start their own,” said Carroll.
The Business Marketing program, said Carroll, is front-loaded to offer students the most relevant classes in the first 30 hours of instruction.
“After two semesters, students are equipped to move out into the working world with enough knowledge to start a career. To get in a position where they can start paying their dues. But I advise them to finish the four semesters and earn their associate’s degree at the same time, and to never pass the opportunity to further their education,” said Carroll.
Practicing what he preaches, Carroll is currently using the remnants of his G.I. Bill funds to pursue a PhD at Mississippi State University.




JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

ELLISVILLE – The final week of the regular season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League ended with a huge upset in one of the divisions. The Pythagoras Division’s Perry Central led all season until now. Both Mt. Olive and Collins came away with wins changing the final ranking. The Pirates of Mt. Olive slaughtered the Bay Springs Bulldogs, 40-7 for the opportunity to steal the division top ranking and a first-time invitation to the playoffs. Collins had to get the win in their match with the former division leader, Perry Central to secure the lead for Mt. Olive. The Pirates will have a tough time in the post-season as the only team from the Pythagoras Division competing. They are the eighth seeded team in the final playoffs with a total of 165 points in the regular season. The Tigers of Collins, with the home-field advantage, narrowly won, 28 to 26 to earn their first win of the season while also knocking off the division leader, the Perry Central Bulldogs. The Seminary Bulldogs managed to keep the Sylva-Bay Saints in their place with a close match win, 15-11. Without the division title, Perry Central lost the bid to the playoffs on November 5, at JCJC. The Bulldogs could have earned a wildcard spot in the final playoffs but they didn’t have enough first half cumulative points to earn the invitation.

Three teams from the Newton Division have earned the right to compete in post-season action. Presbyterian Christian ended their perfect season by clobbering Lawrence County, 129 to 40. PCS ends the season with 488 total cumulative points and are the top seeded team in the playoffs. The Oak Grove Warriors earned a wild card bid with their slaughter of the Columbia Academy Cougars, 130 to 60. Oak Grove is second seeded in the final playoffs with 468 cumulative points on the season. The Sacred Heart Crusaders only competed in the written quiz or first half of competition this week and also earned a wild card invitation to the playoffs as the third seeded team with a total of 415 regular season points. Columbia Academy may have had more points than the bottom half of the League rankings with 305 total regular season points but the Cougars will miss out on post-season action this year because no more than three total teams from a division can qualify for the postseason, according to the BML Rules Committee.
“In seeding teams from the same division, priority was given to the respective teams’ positions in their division in the Final Standings. For two or more teams from different divisions, seeding’s were based upon regular season first half cumulative point totals with the tie-breakers being the same as those used for breaking a tie for a division. Wildcard teams are chosen based upon the total first half cumulative points and the win-loss record,” per the JCJC BML Rules Committee.
Columbia Academy may have lost out on competing in the post season but the Cougar’s Joel Hitt managed to outscore everyone in the League and is the Overall Most Outstanding Player and is an All-League Team member. Also making the All-League Team for the highest average individual regular season points is Matthew Gallardo of Sacred Heart, Cole Sisson of Oak Grove, Alicia Brown of PCS, Ruby Liang of Oak Grove, Nick Sciortino of Oak Grove, Key’Shawn Kennedy of Stringer, Jacob von Herrmann of PCS and Sam Lucas of PCS.

The only team with five wins in the League is the South Jones Braves. They managed to fend off the Quitman Panthers in a close match this week, allowing the Braves to hold on to the division title and continue competing in the post-season. South Jones ran away with the win against Quitman, 48 to 43. The Braves’ racked up 234 points for the sixth seed in the playoffs while Quitman’s 210 total regular season points were not good enough for post-season play. The Wayne County War Eagles came back from their only loss in week four against the Braves to rout the Raleigh Lions in the final game. Wayne County whipped Raleigh, 69 to 36, keeping their post-season hopes alive by earning 306 points in the season and is the seventh seeded team. Raleigh had 194 total regular season points.

“I am very pleased with my students’ performance against Raleigh. We have practiced working problems and I have seen the improvement. By this point, I pretty much know, during the buzzer round, who is going to answer which questions,” said Wayne County math coach, Dr. Marauo Davis. “We will be ready if we have to compete against South Jones again. We are a young, growing team. We will only get better.”

Wayne County will draw from the experience of its three returning players: sophomore, Maggie Ford and seniors, Taylor Hathorn and Jamorious Smith for post-season action.

The Laurel Tornadoes blew the Heidelberg Academy Rebels out of the competition with a 38 to 5 victory. Heidelberg Academy had 53 total regular points and Laurel ends the season with 168 total points.

The Stringer Red Devils easily hammered the Taylorsville Tartars for the win and the division title. Stringer bumped Taylorsville to third place in the Einstein Division, as prevailing champions with an 89 to 57 score. The Red Devils’ regular season points of 419 land them in fourth place in the League’s playoff rankings. Northeast Jones snuck in as the second place team in the division after beating Taylorsville earlier in the season and earning a bid to the playoffs. The Tigers trampled the West Jones Mustangs at home this week, 91 to 26, ending the Mustangs season. Northeast Jones total regular season points of 351 put them in fifth place overall in the final playoffs. Richton participated only in the written test this week, picking up more points but ending their season in fourth place in the division with 253 regular season points overall.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

Week 6 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
NE JONES 91 West Jones 26
Taylorsville 57 STRINGER 89
LAUREL 38 Heidelberg Acad 5
SOUTH JONES 48 Quitman 43
Raleigh 36 WAYNE CO 69
Columbia Acad 60 OAK GROVE 130
Lawrence Co 40 PCS 129
MT OLIVE 40 Bay Springs 7
Perry Central 26 COLLINS 28
Sylva Bay 11 SEMINARY 15
Richton 34 (1st half only)
Sacred Heart 52 (1st half only)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
Alicia Brown-PCS
Ruby Liang-Oak Grove
Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove
Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer
Jacob von Herrmann-PCS
Sam Lucas-PCS


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
x-Stringer 4 0 1.000 211 419
y-NE Jones 3 1 0.750 219 351
Taylorsville 2 2 0.500 157 268
Richton 1 3 0.250 162 253
West Jones 0 4 0.000 115 142

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
x-South Jones 5 0 1.000 122 234
y-Wayne Co 4 1 0.800 159 306
Quitman 3 2 0.600 106 210
Raleigh 2 3 0.400 138 194
Laurel 1 4 0.200 98 168
Heidelberg Acad 0 5 0.000 43 53

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
x-PCS 4 0 1.000 249 488
y-Oak Grove 3 1 0.750 253 468
y-Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 249 415
Columbia Acad 1 3 0.250 208 305
Lawrence Co 0 4 0.000 137 183

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP CP
x-Mt Olive 4 1 0.800 72 165
Perry Central 3.5 1.5 0.700 100 150
Seminary 3 2 0.600 95 105
Bay Springs 2 3 0.400 50 80
Sylva Bay 1.5 3.5 0.300 63 102
Collins 1 4 0.200 84 101


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card

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




JCJC English instructor & new author - book signing “Bounded in a Nutshell”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Center Ridge Baptist Church - Events

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


Wonderful Word on Wednesday
November 5, 12, 19,& 26, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting, “Wonderful Word on Wednesday,” on Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.

123rd Anniversary Program
November 16, 2014
Center Ridge Baptist Church, in Shubuta MS, will be hosting a,“123rd Church Anniversary Program," on Sunday, November 16, 2014, @ 11:00 a.m. For more information call (601) 776-3649. Pastor Lorenzo Carter.




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Free Clinic of Meridian Ribbon Cutting
4707 Poplar Springs Drive
Thursday, October 30th
10 a.m.

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

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




JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition

Jones County Junior College
JCJC PTK advisor earns recognition
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Rho Sigma chapter advisor, Gwen Magee received recognition for her service to the chapter over the last five years. Magee has served in the role of advisor with current advisor, Julie Atwood and three previous, retired faculty advisors. Her service to the chapter was recognized by JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith at recent chapter meeting.

“During her five years in her role as advisor, the JCJC chapter of PTK, Rho Sigma has earned numerous awards including the first student to be recognized nationally. She has motivated and inspired many students to reach beyond their comfort zone to find success. Gwen has been a priceless asset to the college and is very deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Smith.

The International headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa awarded Magee with a single sapphire set in a gold pin in recognition of her five years of service to the organization.

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




JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS
JCJC’s Madrigals & More concert performs at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
ELLISVILLE – JC Voices and the Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department will be performing the annual “Madrigals and More” concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature some early pieces of music from composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Jacques Arcadelt, John Dowland, Clement Janequin, John Bartlet, Thomas Morley, J. S. Bach, Orlando Gibbons, Johann Pachelbel, Tylman Susato, and others. This concert spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations.

JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with a delightful processional featuring the singers entering to the stately Pavane, and concluding with the energetic and ever-popular, Fyer, fyer!, by Thomas Morley. In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the harpsichord, played by Dr. Victoria Johnson, the lute played by Dr. Michael Boyd, and the recorder played by Meri Newell. This faculty consort will also accompany the singers this year as they sing and dance the Galliard.

Student ensembles are highlighted throughout the evening at “Madrigals and More,” beginning with the JCJC Brass Ensemble. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will delight the audience with an opening fanfare, followed by the “Madrigals and More” debut of the JCJC Clarinet Choir and an audience favorite, the Saxophone Quintet, both conducted by Meri Newell. Lindseay Keay, JCJC’s new Assistant Band Director and flute instructor, will conduct the Flute Choir in a beautiful arrangement of Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré, completing a trio of outstanding woodwind ensembles.

No concert at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel would be complete without hearing the 1968 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, which is among the world’s finest. JCJC music student and organist, Daniel Coats, will have the opportunity to perform Toccata in E minor by Johann Pachelbel on this fine instrument. The Dowland Quartet, consisting of JCJC students, Daniel Coats of Taylorsville, Leah Dueitt of Neely, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg and Harlan Mapp of Hattiesburg will round out the evening with their performance of Now, O Now I Needs Must Part with Dr. Michael Boyd accompanying on lute. JC Voices will conclude the evening with the familiar Heinrich Isaac composition, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee.

The concert is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy an evening of early music with the JCJC music department. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

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





Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

Jones County Junior College
Yates Construction recruiting JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – Representatives from the Mississippi based construction company, Yates Construction spent the day recruiting about 250 Jones County Junior College students from various majors. Yates Construction Director of Corporate Training, Mike Farrar said the company first worked with the JCJC Workforce Development team and discovered, “Jones is on the cutting edge in industrial training. Today’s presentation introduces and educates students about the industry, and we hope to find those students graduating with skills and who are ready to work.”

Skilled workers are in demand, especially welders for construction projects, said company representatives. Yates wants to be the first company JCJC student’s meet and hopefully find employment with to meet the growing needs.

“We’re looking for a skill-set, like welding or pipefitting but we also look for other important things like communications skills. We need the total package and we offer continued training for our employees so we think we are a good fit for Jones students,” said Farrar.

A lot of graduates have the skills but they are not sure how to get their “foot” in the door to work for a company like Yates, according to Farrar. He has found that Jones’ instructors care and help their students by offering these types of opportunities.

Farrar emphasized to the JCJC students, “This is not easy work. Safety is important to Jones and at Yates it’s our number-one core value. We build a culture of safety, wherever we are working. We are looking for the best of the best so push yourself to be the best and you’ll get recognized.”

Craft Training Manager at Yates Construction, Phillip Manning shared he started at Jones, graduated and began working at Yates. He said he is proof JCJC students can be successful in a company and on the jobsite.

“Learn everything about your craft at Jones and beyond that, the opportunities are unbelievable out there. Yates offers more training. The (NCCER) Level 2 training you get at Jones is the highest level you can earn at a community college. Take advantage of your time at Jones and practice good work ethics,” said Manning.
JCJC sophomore drafting and design major, Travis Marshall said he likes the idea of traveling with the company, which could include sites across the U.S. and the company’s international locations.

“My uncle worked at Yates so I know there are a wide variety of opportunities and I like the fact safety is important to them.” The Oak Grove High School graduate added, “I also like the fact Yates is a family oriented company and the company prayed for our lunch today. That impressed me.”
Civil engineering major, Dakota Davis of Moselle shared his thoughts about his possible future at Yates.

“The company benefits are great. I hope to be able to design some buildings or roadways after I graduate from MSU.”

With the demand for skilled workers on the rise, Clay Hicks, Yates Construction human resource director and administrator stressed the company benefits have also increased to attract good employees.

“A lot of companies are in competition for skilled workers,” said Hicks. “The benefits have changed to better take care of the employees within Yates. We offer health coverage, dental, vision, a 401K, life insurance and job mentoring and training.”

He added that the NCCER credentials, or industry standards, earned through Yates are “portable.” Another popular benefit to some of Yates’ employees according to Hicks is the ability to make your own schedule. That raised a few eyebrows amongst the JCJC students majoring in welding, drafting and design to engineering. Hick said the hunters really like that employee benefit.

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





JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League ends regular season with an upset

ELLISVILLE – The final week of the regular season of Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League ended with a huge upset in one of the divisions. The Pythagoras Division’s Perry Central led all season until now. Both Mt. Olive and Collins came away with wins changing the final ranking. The Pirates of Mt. Olive slaughtered the Bay Springs Bulldogs, 40-7 for the opportunity to steal the division top ranking and a first-time invitation to the playoffs. Collins had to get the win in their match with the former division leader, Perry Central to secure the lead for Mt. Olive. The Pirates will have a tough time in the post-season as the only team from the Pythagoras Division competing. They are the eighth seeded team in the final playoffs with a total of 165 points in the regular season. The Tigers of Collins, with the home-field advantage, narrowly won, 28 to 26 to earn their first win of the season while also knocking off the division leader, the Perry Central Bulldogs. The Seminary Bulldogs managed to keep the Sylva-Bay Saints in their place with a close match win, 15-11. Without the division title, Perry Central lost the bid to the playoffs on November 5, at JCJC. The Bulldogs could have earned a wildcard spot in the final playoffs but they didn’t have enough first half cumulative points to earn the invitation.

Three teams from the Newton Division have earned the right to compete in post-season action. Presbyterian Christian ended their perfect season by clobbering Lawrence County, 129 to 40. PCS ends the season with 488 total cumulative points and are the top seeded team in the playoffs. The Oak Grove Warriors earned a wild card bid with their slaughter of the Columbia Academy Cougars, 130 to 60. Oak Grove is second seeded in the final playoffs with 468 cumulative points on the season. The Sacred Heart Crusaders only competed in the written quiz or first half of competition this week and also earned a wild card invitation to the playoffs as the third seeded team with a total of 415 regular season points. Columbia Academy may have had more points than the bottom half of the League rankings with 305 total regular season points but the Cougars will miss out on post-season action this year because no more than three total teams from a division can qualify for the postseason, according to the BML Rules Committee.
“In seeding teams from the same division, priority was given to the respective teams’ positions in their division in the Final Standings. For two or more teams from different divisions, seeding’s were based upon regular season first half cumulative point totals with the tie-breakers being the same as those used for breaking a tie for a division. Wildcard teams are chosen based upon the total first half cumulative points and the win-loss record,” per the JCJC BML Rules Committee.
Columbia Academy may have lost out on competing in the post season but the Cougar’s Joel Hitt managed to outscore everyone in the League and is the Overall Most Outstanding Player and is an All-League Team member. Also making the All-League Team for the highest average individual regular season points is Matthew Gallardo of Sacred Heart, Cole Sisson of Oak Grove, Alicia Brown of PCS, Ruby Liang of Oak Grove, Nick Sciortino of Oak Grove, Key’Shawn Kennedy of Stringer, Jacob von Herrmann of PCS and Sam Lucas of PCS.

The only team with five wins in the League is the South Jones Braves. They managed to fend off the Quitman Panthers in a close match this week, allowing the Braves to hold on to the division title and continue competing in the post-season. South Jones ran away with the win against Quitman, 48 to 43. The Braves’ racked up 234 points for the sixth seed in the playoffs while Quitman’s 210 total regular season points were not good enough for post-season play. The Wayne County War Eagles came back from their only loss in week four against the Braves to rout the Raleigh Lions in the final game. Wayne County whipped Raleigh, 69 to 36, keeping their post-season hopes alive by earning 306 points in the season and is the seventh seeded team. Raleigh had 194 total regular season points.

“I am very pleased with my students’ performance against Raleigh. We have practiced working problems and I have seen the improvement. By this point, I pretty much know, during the buzzer round, who is going to answer which questions,” said Wayne County math coach, Dr. Marauo Davis. “We will be ready if we have to compete against South Jones again. We are a young, growing team. We will only get better.”

Wayne County will draw from the experience of its three returning players: sophomore, Maggie Ford and seniors, Taylor Hathorn and Jamorious Smith for post-season action.

The Laurel Tornadoes blew the Heidelberg Academy Rebels out of the competition with a 38 to 5 victory. Heidelberg Academy had 53 total regular points and Laurel ends the season with 168 total points.

The Stringer Red Devils easily hammered the Taylorsville Tartars for the win and the division title. Stringer bumped Taylorsville to third place in the Einstein Division, as prevailing champions with an 89 to 57 score. The Red Devils’ regular season points of 419 land them in fourth place in the League’s playoff rankings. Northeast Jones snuck in as the second place team in the division after beating Taylorsville earlier in the season and earning a bid to the playoffs. The Tigers trampled the West Jones Mustangs at home this week, 91 to 26, ending the Mustangs season. Northeast Jones total regular season points of 351 put them in fifth place overall in the final playoffs. Richton participated only in the written test this week, picking up more points but ending their season in fourth place in the division with 253 regular season points overall.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 6 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
NE JONES 91 West Jones 26
Taylorsville 57 STRINGER 89
LAUREL 38 Heidelberg Acad 5
SOUTH JONES 48 Quitman 43
Raleigh 36 WAYNE CO 69
Columbia Acad 60 OAK GROVE 130
Lawrence Co 40 PCS 129
MT OLIVE 40 Bay Springs 7
Perry Central 26 COLLINS 28
Sylva Bay 11 SEMINARY 15
Richton 34 (1st half only)
Sacred Heart 52 (1st half only)

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
Alicia Brown-PCS
Ruby Liang-Oak Grove
Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove
Key'Shawn Kennedy-Stringer
Jacob von Herrmann-PCS
Sam Lucas-PCS


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
x-Stringer 4 0 1.000 211 419
y-NE Jones 3 1 0.750 219 351
Taylorsville 2 2 0.500 157 268
Richton 1 3 0.250 162 253
West Jones 0 4 0.000 115 142

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
x-South Jones 5 0 1.000 122 234
y-Wayne Co 4 1 0.800 159 306
Quitman 3 2 0.600 106 210
Raleigh 2 3 0.400 138 194
Laurel 1 4 0.200 98 168
Heidelberg Acad 0 5 0.000 43 53

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
x-PCS 4 0 1.000 249 488
y-Oak Grove 3 1 0.750 253 468
y-Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 249 415
Columbia Acad 1 3 0.250 208 305
Lawrence Co 0 4 0.000 137 183

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP CP
x-Mt Olive 4 1 0.800 72 165
Perry Central 3.5 1.5 0.700 100 150
Seminary 3 2 0.600 95 105
Bay Springs 2 3 0.400 50 80
Sylva Bay 1.5 3.5 0.300 63 102
Collins 1 4 0.200 84 101


x-Division Winner
y-Wild Card


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





JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

Jones County Junior College ... in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus
JCJC hosts 8th annual Guitar Festival

ELLISVILLE –The 8th annual Guitar Festival at Jones County Junior College will feature an international prize winning guitarist. Guitar Foundation of America International competition winner and Russian musician, Anton Baranov will perform a concert on Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus. The festival also includes a faculty showcase on Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

College and high school students and faculty from at least a dozen schools throughout Mississippi and Alabama are expected to attend. Daytime events on Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, will include presentations, competitions and master classes for student guitarists.

“The Mississippi Guitar Alliance continues to grow within the state and beyond with each passing year. This annual festival is a highlight not only for our prestigious instructors and their programs, but it is also a great opportunity for guitar students from across the region to come together to share their ideas and talents. JCJC is thrilled to once again host this event and bring international artists and opportunities such as this to our area,” said JCJC guitar instructor, Dr. Michael Boyd.

Details on student registration and participation are available by contacting Michael Boyd at mike.boyd@jcjc.edu or by calling the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.

Anton Baranov
Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013.

Known for his daring interpretation and innovative programming, guitarist and composer Roland Dyens calls Baranov, “a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”

Baranov has just recorded his first album on the Naxos label and has been a D'Addario artist since 2013. Baranov was born in 1984 in the Northwest region of Russia and graduated from the famous St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2010 under grants from the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation. He now teaches at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg Conservatory.


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





JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

Jones County Junior College
JCJC Bobcat Math League preview for week six

ELLISVILLE – This week, Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League “mathletes” are on Fall Break and return to action October 20. However, after last week’s upsets, the final week of the regular season is sure to be intense as teams prepare for the play-offs, November 5, at JCJC.

In week six, Oak Grove, 2-1, faces Columbia Academy, 1-2, in a battle for the second and third place in the division. Both teams are still licking their wounds from being on the losing end of upsets in week four. Based on the difficult season Lawrence County has been experiencing, their match with the undefeated Bobcats of Presbyterian Christian next week will likely leave PCS as the division leader and in the play-offs. Sacred Heart has the next week off from head-to-head competition and should remain in third place unless Columbia Academy pulls off an upset.

The Stringer Red Devils will have to fend off Taylorsville who is coming off a tough loss and wants to regain the division’s second place spot. The Tartars are attempting to knock off the perennial division champs in the final week of competition with its only loss to Northeast Jones. Stringer is 3-0, and has proven to be a tough contender again this year with the experience of their math coach, Michelle Green pushing them into the play-offs again this year. Richton is in a tough spot strategically since they will only be participating in the first half of competition next week and are in fourth place. West Jones’ Mustangs face the Tigers of Northeast Jones in a battle for a wild card spot in the play-offs for the Tigers. If the Mustangs pull off an upset as they look for a win this season, the Tigers will be knocked out of contention for post-season play.

The battle for the title in the Fibonacci Division continues with South Jones facing tough competition from Quitman. The Braves have a perfect 4-0 season and the Panthers are 3-1, with a loss to Wayne County the first week of the season. Meanwhile the 3-1, Wayne County War Eagles will find themselves in a skirmish with the Lions of Raleigh for another potential division upset next week. Raleigh has been a tough contender but Wayne County will be seeking revenge after losing to South Jones, who took the division lead with an upset in week four. The 2-2 Lions may find themselves in a sticky situation in the final week of the regular season. Heidelberg Academy, 0-4 and Laurel, 0-4 face off this week in a battle for pride.

As second in the division, Mt. Olive will have to prove itself in week six to keep its play-off hopes alive. The Pirates, 3-1, will be up against the 2-2, Bay Springs Bulldogs who are ready for another win. Collins has the opportunity to knock out the division leaders, the Perry Central Bulldogs with a win next week. The 0-4, Collins Tigers face the 3.5-0.5, Perry Central team who has managed to hang on to the lead during the regular season. The Sylva-Bay Saints, 1.5-2.5, are hungry for a win and will do some extra praying to get a victory against the 2-2, Seminary Bulldogs, who are holding on to the third place spot in the Pythagoras Division.

For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.


Week 5 Matches – (None because of Fall Break)

Week 6 Matches (All 4:30 PM)
NE Jones @ West Jones Mon 10/20
Taylorsville @ Stringer Mon 10/20
Laurel @ Heidelberg Acad Mon 10/20
South Jones @ Quitman Mon 10/20
Raleigh vs Wayne Co @ JCJC Mon 10/20
Columbia Acad @ Oak Grove Tue 10/21
Lawrence Co @ PCS Tue 10/21
Mt Olive @ Bay Springs Tue 10/21
Perry Central @ Collins Tue 10/21
Sylva Bay @ Seminary Tue 10/21
1st Half Only: Richton Mon 10/20
Sacred Heart Tue 10/21


MOP LEADERS (min 2 matches) from week 4
1 Joel Hitt-Columbia Academy 97.50%
2 Alicia Brown-PCS 95.00%
Matthew Gallardo-Sacred Heart
4 Nick Sciortino-Oak Grove 93.33%
Cole Sisson-Oak Grove
6 4 players tied 90.00%


Week 4 Results (Winners bold caps)
Visitors Home
Taylorsville 64 NE JONES 78
West Jones 28 RICHTON 73
Heidelberg Acad 6 QUITMAN 48
RALEIGH 46 Laurel 37
Wayne Co 51 SOUTH JONES 72
SACRED HEART 89 Columbia Acad 75
PCS 101 Oak Grove 85
Collins 10 SYLVA BAY 30
Seminary 20 MT OLIVE 28
Bay Springs 17 PERRY CENTRAL 25
Stringer 43 (1st half only)
Lawrence Co 34 (1st half only)


EINSTEIN W L Pct CP CP
Stringer 3 0 1.000 167 330
NE Jones 2 1 0.667 171 260
Taylorsville 2 1 0.667 128 211
Richton 1 3 0.250 128 219
West Jones 0 3 0.000 94 116

1st Half Total
FIBONACCI W L Pct CP CP
South Jones 4 0 1.000 96 186
Wayne Co 3 1 0.750 126 237
Quitman 3 1 0.750 87 167
Raleigh 2 2 0.500 109 158
Laurel 0 4 0.000 85 130
Heidelberg Acad 0 4 0.000 38 48

1st Half Total
NEWTON W L Pct CP CP
PCS 3 0 1.000 198 359
Oak Grove 2 1 0.667 198 338
Sacred Heart 2 2 0.500 197 363
Columbia Acad 1 2 0.333 162 245
Lawrence Co 0 3 0.000 109 143

1st Half Total
PYTHAGORAS W L Pct CP
Perry Central 3.5 0.5 0.875 84 124
Mt Olive 3 1 0.750 59 125
Seminary 2 2 0.500 80 90
Bay Springs 2 2 0.500 43 73
Sylva Bay 1.5 2.5 0.375 57 91
Collins 0 4 0.000 61 73


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





EMBDC - Business After Hours "Fall Festival"

Northeast Conference Center 111 U.S. Highway 11 & 80 Meridian, MS
EMBDC - Business After Hours "Fall Festival"
*Live Music
* Food
* Games and Door Prizes ... plus much much more!
(601) 485-3506

(601) 485-3506


Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker

Temple Theatre
Moscow Ballet's ... Great Russian Nutcracker wil take to the stage
of Meridian's Temple Theatre, Nov. 24th at 7:00 pm
This is a time-honored holiday special for the entire family ...
a MUST SEE event!
For Ticket Info ...
(601) 693-5353
www.nutcracker.com
Sponsored by: Structural Steel / Rush Hospital & WTOK-TV

(601) 693-5353
www.nutcracker.com



Meridian Main Street - Application Time for ... 2014 Christmas Parade

Call for details (601) 693-7480
It's time to send in your application for the
2014 Christmas Parade. Call Rusty @ 601.693.7480 if you have any questions.

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




JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

Jones County Junior College
JCJC’s art gallery features artwork from Coast artists

ELLISVILLE – Two Gulf Coast artists will have their artwork on display in Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis art gallery for the month of October. Curtis Houston, a JCJC alumnus and Marc Poole are both art instructors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The JCJC art department will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. giving students and the public the opportunity to learn more about their work on display. The JCJC Art Gallery will also be open during Homecoming Festivities on Saturday, October 18.

The artwork currently on display encompasses a vast array of art mediums and styles, including ceramic pottery and figure heads, to oil paintings of pop culture, historical figures and coastal landscape views. Both artists are influenced by the coast and their artwork tends to depict their surroundings.

Houston describes his perception of art and his work as the life experiences of the artist. “These experiences shape our perception of the world around us and create a visual narrative for understanding cultural idiosyncrasies. It’s within the context of this visual narrative that I seek to use ceramic vessels, figurative sculpture and selected imagery to provoke thought and reflection on ourselves and within the culture in which we reside. Currently, I’m exploring the juxtaposition of graphics design and ceramics by placing kitsch images on ceramic vessels as well as sculptural forms using handmade and commercial decals.”

The Mississippi native and graduate of JCJC, USM and the University of Alabama, Houston has taught at Florida State University. He is currently teaching Three Dimensional Art at MGCCC.

Poole’s oil paintings include a bit of Gulf Coast history. Art patrons will find portraits of Lt. Samuel Keesler who was awarded posthumously, the World War I Victory Medal and the Silver Star Medal on June 3, 1919, for his gallantry and fortitude as a Prisoner of War. Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi was named after Lt. Keesler.
The art instructor at MGCCC’s Jackson County campus also has on display, aircraft, cars, historical figures and places, as well as pop culture items of interest. Poole earned his BA in graphic design and MFA in electronic visualization from Mississippi State University. Between his teaching experiences at MSU, William Carey and MGCCC, Poole spent two years as the multimedia designer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

While freelancing, he has created commissioned works for clients such as Mercedes-Benz USI, Bryan Foods Inc., MSU, Beau Rivage, and Sunbelt Energy. He has been an Artist Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists since 2001, and his work has been included in the collection of the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

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

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




Gospel Benefit Program

Meridian United Methodist Hwy. 39 North
Gospel Benefit program on behalf of Shelia Gooch who is batting cancer Nov. 1, 2014 at Meridian United Methodist Hwy 39 North starting 5:00pm Choir, gospel groups ,soloist and praise dancers all are welcome Chicken Plate sale at 3:00pm




14th Annual "Run For Hope"

Bonita Lakes Meridian, MS
14th Annual "Run For Hope" ...
benefiting Hope Village For Children
10K Trail Run
5K Road Race
2 Mile Walk
Fun Run

Register online at www.raceit.com or in person at ...
Jeff Anderson Regional Fitness Center

Christin Waters, Race Chairperson (601) 527-7026

Visit Hope Village for Children at ... www.hopevillagems.org




Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"

Neshoba County Coliseum Philadelphia, MS
Southern Pro Bull Riding SPBR.... "Finals"
Oct. 17th & 18th
Tickets ... $10 advance - $12 at gate






Breast Cancer Awareness Program

New Prospect Meridian 1939-9th Avenue
On October 26th at 3pm New Prospect Meridian located at 1939-9th avenue will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Program with several Survivors on program. Contact 6016040480 for any information.




MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of Events

MCC and Radio People 14th Annual Job Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.,Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Digital Photography, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Old Southwest Band, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. 601-484-8678.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense: Protect Yourself and Your Home, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Oct. 18, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Create a Website, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Fall Fest, Oct. 20-23.

My College Cares Day, Oct. 21.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 9 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC computer class, Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media: What Parents Need to Know, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Advanced Tatical Medic Three-Day Course, Oct. 22, Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

MCC Continuing Education class, Interactive Homemade Pasta Cooking Class, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series Jazz Band concert, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education class, Kitchen Duty! Painting Cabinetry 101, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Oct. 25, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-484-8856.

ACT testing, Oct. 25, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

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



All ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

East Central Community College
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson, there is an increasing potential for severe weather in and around our area this afternoon beginning around 5:00 p.m. Some school districts and colleges in the surrounding area have released or will release students early in anticipation of these potential storms. With that in mind, all ECCC offices will close and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, to allow for employees and commuters to travel home prior to the scheduled arrival of these storms. Evening classes at all ECCC locations will not meet this evening in anticipation of this severe weather.

Dinner for all dormitory students will be distributed from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria today. The Grill will also be open from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. for our residence hall students. We will ask that all dormitory students remain in the dormitories and be weather alert throughout the late afternoon and evening. I will also ask our Housing Staff and Campus Police to be alert if there is a need to mobilize students in our residence halls to safe areas should severe weather arise.

We do anticipate resuming regular schedule on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

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




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Downtown Events - Oct. 13th - 19th

See Schedule
Vol. lll No. 94

Monday, October 13, 2014
Happy Columbus Day - Meridian Main Street will be closed today in observance of the holiday

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
Come check out the vegetables at your local farmers market. Summer produce is still available along with the Fall produce.

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

Event: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 pm)

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
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

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.

Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
It's time to plant! Come see the great selection!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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

Event: Tech Tuesday
Location: AOTECH Computers
Time: All Day
For More Information: Call 601.990.832
Come in and see how we can help you stay virus and malware free.
601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night
Location:Faces Lounge
Time:7pm - 12am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
No Cover

Event: Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
No Cover. $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm ;18 to get in, 21 to drink

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

Event: St. Paul's Music Series...From Opera to Broadway
Location:St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Time: 12:05pm -1:00pm
For More Information: 601.693.2502
John-Christopher Adams, Tenor

Event: The Florida Boys in Concert
Location:The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 6:30pm
For More Information: 601.485.4992
Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary Concert Featuring the legendary Florida Boys, a Southern Gospel vocal quartet founded in about 1946 by J. G. Whitfield. $20 General Admission, available at the door the night of the show. Doors open at 5:30 pm

Friday, October 17, 2014

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

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

Event: SEC Pre-Game Party
Location: Dumont Plaza
Time: 5pm-8pm
For More Information: 601.693.7480
Texas A & M vs Alabama
Get your game face on a day early in historic downtown Meridian! Live outdoor music! Your favorite locals will be performing. Pub crawl! Our partner hotels will do the driving! No matter what happens on Saturday, you'll win the pre-party .

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

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Event:Halloween Silent Movie....Phantom of the Opera
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time:7:30 pm
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
Meridian's own David Benson will return to the console of the Temple's Mighty Morton Pipe Organ. Experience the thrills and chills of this 1925 motion picture classic as it was meant to be viewed, with a live theatre organist providing the musical score. No other theatre in Meridian can offer this unique experience. Dare to be scared!!

Event:Missused
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
$7 Cover. 18 to get in & 21 to drink

Event:Live Music
Location:Faces Lounge
Time:10pm
For More Information:Call 601.880.6315
$10 Cover

Sunday, October 19, 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


PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

Jones County Junior College
PRVEPA’s “Round Up for Education” award 48 scholarships to JCJC students

ELLISVILLE – In the second year of the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association’s, “Round Up for Education Scholar’s Program,” more students are receiving scholarships and more money is being awarded. Forty-eight JCJC students are receiving the maximum scholarship amount allowed from this new program with a total of 172 eligible community college students. The students are all residents of PRVEPA’s 12-county service area and each student will receive scholarships of $1,000.

“This means a lot to me because it will pay off this semester and part of next semester’s tuition,” said electrical engineering major, Tyler Sanders from Columbia. The Lamar Christian High School graduate continued, “I was faced with getting a job to pay for school and I’m not good at multi-tasking so this scholarship will allow me to keep focused on school and it helps my parents financially.”

Last year, the PRVEPA Scholarship program provided 36-JCJC students with scholarships of nearly $1000. The increase in dollar amount is a sign the PRVEPA’s members are buying into the idea of investing in college students, because they voluntarily “round-up” their monthly power bill on average, by about 50-cents.

“Throughout our history, Pearl River Valley Electric has not only been providing electric service to rural areas, but working to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities where they live,” said General Manger, Randy Wallace. “We believe that education is vital to improving the future for all of us in south Mississippi, and the Round Up program was designed to encourage more young people to further their education.”

Kurt Brautigam, PRVEPA’s Manager of Member Services explained, “Scholarships are available to members, their spouses or dependent children who are enrolling for their first semester at a Mississippi community/junior college this fall and are participating in the ‘Round Up for Education’ program.”

More than 90-percent of the PRVEPA’s members have remained enrolled in the scholarship program. The accumulation of “spare change” has turned into a brighter future for JCJC student recipients like, Jenna Hauk of Purvis and Landon Monk of Columbia because both students have plans to work in the medical field.

“I am very thankful for the customers of PRVEPA for paying that extra to help get me through school,” said Monk whose goal is to be a general medicine practitioner. “I think the scholarship program is a great thing to help people get into and through college.”

JCJC freshman and Purvis High School graduate, Hauk is serving as a Student Government Association Senator and resident assistant in the dorms, while studying to be a pharmacist.

“Receiving this scholarship has given me hope that I can one day be a pharmacist. I think with PRVEPA implementing this scholarship program will help many students like myself in allowing their future to become a reality.”

Sumrall freshman, Lindsey Garrity said the scholarship has been a blessing in disguise because her dad’s eye was injured by a baseball and her dog was hit by a car. Medical bills are stacking up and the scholarship came at a great time.
“Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to this scholarship program. Your care for students and their education is very much appreciated. You have helped many families in many different ways,” said Garrity.

The PineBelt Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs, granting between $250 and $2,000 to high school, community college and university students, according to Theresa Erickson, Executive Director of the Foundation. However, she said the Round Up for Education program is the largest scholarship program they manage.

“We often see how small contributions from large numbers of people can grow into significant amounts that benefit many individuals, and when people continue their education it not only benefits the individual, but it also benefits their family and ultimately their community,” said Erickson.

Ten percent of each year’s funding will be set aside in an endowed fund for future use. The remaining money is divided equally between the number of eligible applicants. Overall, students from 18 different high schools and home school programs are receiving PRVEPA scholarships. Eighty-three of the scholarship recipients this year are Pearl River Community College students, forty-eight are JCJC students and thirty-two are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students. Ten other students are attending three other state community colleges.

JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith appreciates the efforts of PRVEPA and the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. Providing a creative way to engage the community by investing in its future with college scholarships for the region’s students will strengthen the Pine Belt on many levels.

“Investing in the education of a region’s residents will produce more options for students and communities because these students will be better prepared to solve the problems we’re faced with today, and they will be enriching the region with new resources, for a brighter future,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.

Round Up for Education funds collected after August 1, will go to next year’s scholarships. Applications for 2015 scholarships will be available beginning in February.

JCJC PRVEPA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Kelsey Addison-Purvis; Aaron Edward Albritton-Brooklyn; Katie Anderson-Hattiesburg; Tyler Brooks Ash-Purvis; Madison Aultman-Sumrall; Hannah M. Boyte-Sumrall; Jordan Browning- Hattiesburg; Rayna D. Brumfield-Hattiesburg; Lexington V. Cooley- Hattiesburg; Shanice Daniels-Columbia; Olyvia Freeman-Sumrall; Joshua S. Friend-Sumrall; Lindsey Allison Garrity- Hattiesburg; Georgette Geter- Kokomo; Kelsey Grace Hannaford- Lumberton; Jenna Hauk-Purvis; Wayne Alanceson Herring-Sandy Hook; Kierston Hickey-Lumberton; Christina Nicole Hobson-Hattiesburg; Austin Brentley Jackson- Sumrall; Jonathan Jones- Purvis; India Kohli-Hattiesburg; Kolby Allen Krohn- Wiggins; Hannah LeBlanc- Hattiesburg; Eniaya Leonard-Columbia; Mikaela Malone-Lumberton; Michael Mann-Sumrall; Landon Monk-Columbia; Traci Monroe-Perkinston; Victoria E. Morris-Hattiesburg; Jeremy Dean Newsom-Sumrall; Kayla Phipps-Hattiesburg; Leslie Pounds-Columbia; Kaley Radtke- Hattiesburg; Kevin Rieder-Hattiesburg; Natia Roberts-Columbia; Alli Kate Ross-Hattiesburg; Tyler Matthew Sanders- Columbia; Morgan Shows-Purvis; Kyle G. Smith-Columbia; Brittney Smith-Sumrall; Charleigh Smith-Columbia; Danita D. Stevenson; Ariana Thompson-Columbia; Katie Marie Thornhill-Purvis; Mercedes Vines-Hattiesburg; Cynthia Waller-Hattiesburg; Aaron Ward-Sumrall.


2014 PRVEPA Scholars Program Recipients (172 total)

Community Colleges Students are Attending
Pearl River 83
Jones 48
Gulf Coast 31
Southwest 7
Hinds 1
Co-Lin 1

High Schools Recipients Attended
Stone 31
Purvis 22
Oak Grove 20
FCAHS 18
West Marion 15
Columbia 15
Sumrall 12
Columbia Academy 11
East Marion 9
Lamar Christian 9
Poplarville 2
Homeschool 1
Lawrence County 1
Prentiss Christian 1
Lumberton 1
George County 1
Presbyterian Christian 1
St. Stanislaus 1
Sarah T. Reed 1


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




EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

MAYHEW – Fall graduation couldn’t come fast enough for one East Mississippi Community College Electrical Technology student. So he started his own business in April.
Joey Brackin of Starkville is set to graduate in December with an associate’s degree in Electrical Technology from EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. But as he neared the finish line, he couldn’t wait to get to work, so he got a local contractor license from the city and some insurance and fired up his one-man company, Pro Electric.
“It’s a little bit nerve-wracking to go into business for yourself. But I knew I had learned enough so that, if I put my mind to it and work hard, I’ll be successful,” said Brackin.
Brackin didn’t go into business without experience. He took a job with an electrical repair business back in 2003 and accumulated a wealth of on-the-job training before coming to EMCC in 2012 to earn his degree. He’s worked on residential, commercial and industrial projects and services all three sectors as Pro Electric.
“I do anything from new builds to swapping out lights to commercial stuff like running conduit or just trouble-shooting,” said Brackin.
EMCC electrical instructor Bobby Johnson said Brackin is the second student from the program to go into business for himself recently, and he hopes to see many more do the same as the market for electrical work remains strong in the Golden Triangle.
“The area benefits from small companies like Joey’s that fill service gaps for the residential and commercial markets. His company has a lot of room to grow,” said Johnson.
Brackin says EMCC’s Electrical Technology program was instrumental in landing him a job working on a commercial vent hood by introducing him to new material like motor control.
“I called Mr. Johnson one day and told him motor control helped me because the vent hood had all those components we talked about in class,” said Brackin.
EMCC Electrical students will add another tool to their belts next fall when a low voltage training lab is installed thanks to assistance from the Low Voltage Association of Mississippi and Honeywell. Johnson said students will be certified by the LVAM after completing certain courses, which will make them legally eligible to install low voltage systems such as security systems and fire alarms.
Meanwhile, Brackin is on his job, working 20 to 30 hours a week and weekends at Pro Electric in addition to his classwork at EMCC.
“It’s hard being the only guy. I work when I can. I take phone calls. I schedule everything to keep everyone happy. I get enough sleep sometimes. It’s tough,” he said.
“But everyone I know who owns their own company makes a good living. And I wanted to be able to make a good living.”




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

YPM Monthly Meeting
Rush Cafeteria Private Dining Room
3rd Floor/Ambulatory Bldg
Monday, October 20th
12 p.m.

Northeast Conference Center Fall Festival
Business After Hours
109 Highway 11/80
Thursday, October 23rd
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org



Gold Rush auditions at JCJC

Jones County Junior College
Gold Rush auditions at JCJC
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College's basketball dance team, Gold Rush will hold an audition clinic on Tuesday, October 28, at 1:30 pm. The dance for the audition will be taught at the clinic. Both the clinic and tryouts will take place at Dance Arts Studio, located at 401 Hwy 11 North, in Ellisville. Tryouts will be Friday, October 31, at 1:30 pm.

Gold Rush performs at all men and women's home basketball games. For more information contact dance team sponsors, lora.davis@jcjc.edu or beth.mcdaniel@jcjc.edu.


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




JCJC Bobcat Math League

Jones County Junior College
Upsets continue to shake up the JCJC Bobcat Math League division rankings

ELLISVILLE – Three of the four divisions’ rankings have changed this week because of big upsets, including South Jones taking the division title away from Wayne County. In the fourth week of the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s regular season, South Jones continued to knock off contenders to climb to the top of the Fibonacci Division. The Braves of South Jones snatched the lead away from the War Eagles of Wayne County who have been division leaders from the start of the season. The Braves slaughtered the War Eagles with a commanding, 72 to 51, victory on the South Jones Reservation and remain undefeated.

“We knew at the beginning of the season that we had to beat them (Wayne County) to advance. Last year we were very close and ended up losing to them on the last question,” said South Jones Math Coach, Thomas Hinkle. “What impressed me most was that everyone contributed in the buzzer round and we were very confident with our answers. That was something we had been lacking in previous weeks.”

The Quitman Panthers’ win against the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, who are struggling to find a win, help keep Quitman in third place as Quitman pounced all over Heidelberg Academy, 48 to 6. The Raleigh Lions came back from a defeat against Quitman last week to win this weeks’ match against the Laurel Tornadoes, 46 to 37, to keep in fourth place.

With the end of the season nearing, Presbyterian Christian High School’s crushing blow to the Oak Grove Warriors’ perfect season, means PCS remains the undefeated division leaders. The PCS Bobcats thrashed the Oak Grove Warriors, 101 to 85. Sacred Heart delivered a big upset this week after coming off of a loss to Oak Grove in week three. The Crusaders take the third place spot in the Newton Division by picking off the Columbia Academy Cougars, 89 to 75, and dashing the Cougars’ rise to the top. Lawrence County earned 34 points in the written test, remaining in the bottom spot.

Joel Hitt from Columbia Academy continues to dominate in the individual point’s competition and remains “The Most Outstanding Player” for the second week in a row with a 97.5 percent average. Alicia Brown from PCS and Sacred Hearts’ Matthew Gallardo, move up a notch from last week with their improved average score of 95 percent, tying for second place. With an average of 93.33 percent, Oak Groves’ Cole Sisson drops from second place to tie with Nick Sciortino in fourth place. Sciortino moved up this week, reappearing in the standings from week two of the competition. Four players tied with a 90 percent average.

Stringer only competed in the written test, earning 43 points to keep their division leader status. The Northeast Jones Tigers pulled off a big upset in week four, after a whipping from Stringer last week. The Northeast Jones Tigers take back the second place spot from the Taylorsville Tartars with a 78 to 64 showdown. Richton routs West Jones to keep the fourth place spot. The Rebels win with a 73 to 28 stomping of the Mustangs.

The Pythagoras Division saw no changes this week as Perry Central remains on top with a win against Bay Springs, 25 to 17. Mt. Olive’s pirates stole any hope the Seminary Bulldogs’ had of making the play offs with a 28 to 20 victory. The Saints of Sylva Bay walloped the Tigers of Collins with another crushing defeat. Sylva Bay scored 30 points to Collins’ 10 points to keep in fifth place of the division.

Next week, the League will take a break and return to action October 20. For more information about the Bobcat Math League check out the web page at: http://www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bobcatmathleague.

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



FAMILY FUN AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Wechesler School 3015 15th Av. Meridian MS
FAMILY FUN AND
HERITAGE FESTIVAL - Oct. 18th

10am - 3pm !

• Patrice Moncell Gathright & The Truth on Stage
• Games, Basketball, Horseshoes, Sack Races,
• School displays from T.J. Harris, Middleton, Baptist Seminary etc.
• Kids entertainment by Pep-Up-Step-Up, stage plays & skits
• Food & Fun for the whole family to enjoy.
!
WWW.WECHESLERFOUNDATION.COM (601) 485 - 8723




“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

Jones County Junior College
“Treats in the Streets” at JCJC includes a student art show

ELLISVILLE- Jones County Junior College’s Student Government Association along with campus clubs and organizations, and the city of Ellisville will be hosting the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year, JCJC’s Rho Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is sponsoring a High School Art Walk in conjunction with the annual “Treats in the Streets” celebration. The location for the Art Walk will be in the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby. Admission is free and open to the public. All artwork will be displayed in a clothesline fashion so no hangers are necessary. Other guidelines include: No artwork over 14 inches in any direction will be accepted for the exhibit; All art must be 2-dimensional and should be “fall” themed; No more than 15 pieces of art may be submitted from each school. Art must be turned in by October 23. There is no entry fee for submissions which can be delivered to the Terrell Tisdale Library lobby, on October 21, through 23, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The annual Treats in the Streets celebration is an outdoor event and will be cancelled or modified, and moved indoors to the PE Building if it rains or if the weather is not conducive for children. The Art Walk, which is held indoors, will continue regardless of weather.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for kids ages 0 to 12 years, JCJC clubs and organizations will have treats and games available around, and between the library and student center square. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The costume contests will begin at 6 p.m. in the art gallery area for kids of all ages. At 6:30 p.m. a costume contest for JCJC students will begin.

From 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the JCJC all-you-can-eat cafeteria will stay open for dinner. The cost for children ages 4 to 9 years of age is $4.63, and children ages 9 and adults is $6.90.

Taco Bell & the Bobcat Grill, both located behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium, will be open till 9:30 p.m.

For more information call JCJC Student Services at 477-4030 or Rebecca Patrick at 601-477-4109.

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




2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes

East MS Community College
Folks,
We're running a 2-for-1 promotion on our intensive term classes and the on-campus deadline is the 13th (the online classes start a week later). Anyone who reads this and wants to take advantage of the on-campus classes would have to beat feet to an EMCC campus Friday to get their paperwork filed. I know we're super late getting this out, but we were handed this Monday. So I'm gently requesting that anyone who is capable of getting this published tomorrow, please do so. I would be eternally grateful.

Jason
662-251-2296





Southeast High "Community Day"

Southeast High School
I am putting together a Community Day at Southeast High on November 1st and want to spread the word to possible vendors and people that might want to attend. . I’m sponsoring the Fun Day because I run the Spanish Club, and we are raising money to take a trip to Europe in June, 2015. I also am trying to give our community something to come out and do together, since the elementary has a Fall Fun Day, but the Middle School and High School do not. As part of the Fun Day we are going to have vendors/booths for clubs where they can sell items, paint faces, etc. For example, my Spanish club is doing a booth to sell our discount/fundraising cards. The FBLA is doing a cake walk and face painting...some will be food vendors...some will be flea market type booths.

Thanks so much,
Kim Davis
(601) 917-5807





Pastoral Anniversary

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Pastoral Anniversary Program for ...
Johnny R. Sims.
This anniversary program will take place Oct. 19, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.





NAS - Meridian - WINGING SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th

in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian
WINGING SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

There will be a naval aviator designation ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel on board NAS Meridian. Eight U.S. Navy and one U.S. Marine Corps pilot will receive "Wings of Gold" during the ceremony. The naval aviator designation ceremony is not prescribed specifically by U.S. Navy regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialized training, which has prepared these officers for the rigorous demands of aerial combat and carrier operations -- earning each the title of "Naval Aviator" and the right to wear the coveted "Wings of Gold."
Capt. Brian Goszkowicz, Commander, Training Air Wing One, will be the speaker.
Those earning "Wings of Gold" include:

First Lt. Daniel Belet, USMC, who was selected as VT-9's Student of the Month for May 2014. 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 Sept. 30. Belet completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. Logan Briery, USN, who was designated a Naval Flight Officer on July 31, 2008. After completing the Fleet Readiness Squadron at VAQ-129, he was assigned to the World Famous Black Ravens of VAQ-135 to fly in the EA-6B Prowler. He deployed aboard on the USS Nimitz from November 2009 to March 2010 flying missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He transitioned to the EA-18G Growler from October 2010 to August 2011. Then in May 2012 to September 2012, Lt. Briery deployed to Bagram Air Base flying the Growler in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was named to the Commodore's List during Primary Flight Training and was VT-9's Student of the Month for February 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 Sep. 30. Briery completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Madison Dupouy, USN, who earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Dupouy completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Nicolar Haupt, USN, who earned three Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Haupt completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.
Lt. j.g. Emily King, 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 Sept. 30. King completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.t. Daniel MacMillan, USN, who earned four Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet Flight Training and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. MacMillan completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. John Mason, who is prior enlisted Navy with six years of service, achieving the rank of Master-at-Arms Second Class Petty Officer. He was stationed at Kings Bay, Ga., and Yokosuka, Japan. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned five Navy "E's" for bombing accuracy and carrier qualified in the T-45C on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Sept. 30. Mason completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.

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WINGING 2-2-2

Lt. j.g. John Tortorich, 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 Sept. 30. Tortorich completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Nine.
Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Zeberlein, 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 Sept. 29. Zeberlein completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron Seven.




Meridian Main Street - Calendar of Events - Oct. 7th - 12th

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Meridian Main Street ... Calendar of Downtown Events
Vol. lll No. 93 - October 7th - October 12th


Monday, October 6, 2014


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

Event: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 pm)

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
Art,Jewelry,Sculptures and Frames

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.

Event: New Fall Plants, Trees and Vegetables
Location: Planters Supply
Time: All Week
For More Information: Call 601.693.2684
Local feed and seed store.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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

Event: Free Computer Training
Location: AOTECH Computers
Time: 10am-11:30am, 6pm-7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.990.832
To Register call or visit aotechcomputers.com
We will cover the following Topics:
~ Basic Computers Skills
~ Operating System Differences [ Windows, Mac, Ubuntu Linux ]
~ Introduction to the internet
601 693-67
Event: Trivia Night
Location: Weidmann's
Time: 8pm till close
For More Information: Call 601.581.5770
Happy Hour 4pm - 7pm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Event: Small Business Webinar
Location:MSU Downtown
Time: 12pm-1pm
For More Information: Call 601-693-7480
Enhancing Marketplace Venues
Meridian Main Street invites you to attend a webinar which will be held in the computer room on the first floor of the MSU Downtown campus, located at 2212 5th St (Main St.).This is the third webinar in a series of four.This webinar is a joint production of the Mississippi Development Authority Entrepreneur Center and the MSU Extension Service hosted by Meridian Main Street.

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

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Event: 20th Annual Conference on Violence
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 8:30am-4pm
For More Information: Call 601.482.8719
Registration is Required

Event: Karaoke & Open Mic Night
Location:Faces Lounge
Time:7pm - 12am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
No Cover

Event: Dance Night
Location:Rhythm & Brews
Time: 8pm-2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
No Cover. $3 draft pitchers from 8pm-10:30pm
18 to get in, 21 to drink

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

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

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

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

Event: Live Music
Location: Faces Lounge
Time: 7pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.880.6315
Ladies Free until 10:30 pm

Event: Julie Fowlis
Location:MSU Riley Center
Time: 7:30pm
For More Information: Call 601.696.2200
$27, $21 Julie Fowlis is a groundbreaking artist who continues to entice new audiences worldwide and push accepted musical boundaries with her adaptations of songs from her native Scottish Gaelic tradition. It is little wonder that when Disney Pixar (Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up) was searching for the perfect authentic singing voice to feature in the soundtrack to Brave, its new 3-D animated blockbuster set in 10th-century Scotland, its research led it to one of the country's true contemporary treasures - Julie Fowlis. Music of The Scottish Isles

Event: Wired West Show
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information:Call 601.282.5608
$5 Cover Light & Sound with Phantom, featuring JAY BARRY aka JUICY with LIVE drums by David Zettler Come Dressed as a Cowboy or Indian and get your pic made in our Saloon Style Photo Booth.
18 to get in, 21 to drink

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Event: Saturday Morning Movie Matinee -"Brave"
Location: The Historic Temple Theatre
Time: 10:30am
For More Information: Call 601.693.5353
A Saturday morning movie matinee sponsored by the City of Meridian and the Meridian Temple Theatre featuring the Disney hit movie, "Brave." Special admission packages are being offered at the door. This event is designed to bring Fathers and Families together. Tickets are $2, Fathers are free.

Event:Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Location: The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
Time: 7pm- 11pm
For More Information: Call 601.286.3153
Local Live Music

Event:Rebel
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Time:8pm - 2am
For More Information: Call 601.282.5608
Rhythm gets it's country own with the one and only REBEL
$5 cover
18 to get in & 21 to drink

Event:Live Music
Location:Faces Lounge
Time:10pm
For More Information:Call 601.880.6315
$10 Cover

Sunday, October 12, 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