S.O.S. for Healing
The monthly "Safe Online Space (S.O.S.) for Healing Conversations" local online chatroom session for sexual assault victims/survivors will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. MONDAY, JAN. 17. The topic for discussion will be “New Beginning - Discovering Your Strength.” Victims and/or survivors may log on at https://www.ourhousevoices.com/online-chat to join the session (click on a SOS link and then the word "chat"). The Our House, Inc. 24-hour crisis helpline number is 662-332-5683 (LOVE)-local or 833-279-5683 (LOVE)-toll free.
Sunflower Stitchers meets the third Wednesday of every month (next date: JAN. 19) at the Sunflower County Extension office. Their community service project is “Welcome Baby Bags” for newborns at South Sunflower County Hospital. For more info call Ann Twiner, MSU-Extension Agent at 662-887-1901.
Food Safety Course
Attention restaurant owners, managers, and/or employees who need certification in ServSafe®! The ServSafe® Food Safety Course will be offered in Indianola from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TUESDAY, FEB. 15 at the Extension Office, 112 South MLK Dr., Indianola. The cost is $140 per person. Space is limited so sign up today. If you have any questions or want to obtain registration information, please contact Ann Twiner, MSU-Extension Agent at 662-887-1901. Don’t put your food service businesses in jeopardy by waiting become ServSafe® certified. (This class is held in the Sunflower County Extension’s upstairs auditorium. If you need special accommodations, please let them know 2 weeks in advance).
Piano Classes Offered
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is now offering piano classes! Please contact Mrs. Misty Clark-Johnson, Education Coordinator at 662-887-9539 for more information.
Trinity Outreach Church is seeking boys and girls in grades 3-9 to become members of the 4-H organization. 4-H is the youth development program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. 4-H is an informal learn-by-doing educational program in which members learn cooking, art activities, planting gardens and raising animals. Let’s give our youth a chance to learn, grow and develop. To sign up or for more info, contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773.
Do you want your daughter engaged in service opportunities and infused with the skills necessary to become a productive citizen? Look no further! Girl Scouts Troop 30123, under the leadership of Shequite Johnson and Myieshia Smith, is now accepting applications for the upcoming year. For more information call 662-207-5278 or 662-207-9038.
The SHCPI/WIOA Program is looking for high school or college GRADUATES, not enrolled in any college or training, ages 16-24, in Sunflower and Humphreys counties who want a JOB! Contact Leronda Sibley at 662-887-1431 or 662-207-3945.
The Sunflower County Veterans Services Office, located at 200 Main Street, Indianola, announces its hours of operation to be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS. The contact person is Ola C. Kirk, 662-299-9205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta State University’s Business Assistance Center is offering FREE technical support for small businesses including: Start-up Assistance; Creating a Business Plan; Financing/Capital; Grant Announcements; and more. For more info, contact Leslie Cartlidge at email@example.com.
In Her Shoes, Inc. and MS Delta Women in Ag have received USDA funding to provide technical farm business training and support to farmers and producers in Sunflower and surrounding counties. If you are a farmer in need of resources to grow or improve your operation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-757-0415.
Earn Your Diploma
Earn your high school diploma in just 22 weeks! Tuition, room and board are absolutely FREE! Youth ChalleNGe, located at Camp Shelby, is the premier alternative education program for 16- to 18-year-old youth who are struggling in school or no longer attending, with a focus on job training, social skills and self-discipline. They are designed to meet the needs of today's youth. ChalleNGe also offers college classes through a local university. They accept both male and female applicants. For an application or more information call: 800-507-6253 or visit their website: msyouthchallenge.org.