National Day of Prayer
This year’s National Day of Prayer observance will take place from noon until 12:55 p.m. TODAY on the south steps of the Sunflower County Courthouse. In case of rain the event will move next door to First United Methodist Church.
Mayoral Youth Council Interest Meeting
Mayor Ken Featherstone announces the first Mayoral Youth Council interest meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. TODAY at the City Hall Annex building, located at 104 East Percy Street, Indianola. This organization for future leaders is open to all 14- to 18-year-old residents of Indianola. For more info call 662-635-0796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Thursdays – Live Music at the Museum
May’s First Thursdays – Live Music at the Museum will feature live music with Alphonso Sanders beginning at 7 p.m. TODAY at the museum gin, located at 400 Second Street, Indianola.
Family Paint and Chat Day
The Girl Scouts will host a Family Paint and Chat Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 7 at the City Annex building, located at 104 East Percy Street, Indianola. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must RSVP Shequite Johnson at 662-207-5278.
Citizen Volunteers Needed
Citizen volunteers are needed for a new community service program in Indianola. Needed are: coaches, mentors, trash pickup teams, neighborhood watch teams and auxiliary police. A special sign-up opportunity will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 14 at City Hall, 101 Front Avenue. For more info call 662-887-1825 or contact www.indianolams.gov.
S.O.S. for Healing Conversations
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, MAY 16. The topic for discussion will be “Coping with Flashbacks, Nightmares and Triggers.” 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: MAY 18) 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.
4-H Idol Contest
Introducing the 4-H Idol contest! Find your spark! Auditions to be the 4-H Idol will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 21 at the B. B. King Museum. Your performance can be a group or single entry. It can be a musical instrument only or singing and/or dancing. You do not have to be in 4-H to participate. This is open to all youth ages 8 to 18. High point senior performers (ages 14 to 18) will be invited to perform on June 2, 2022, at Mississippi State University during State 4-H Congress. Call the Extension office at 662-887-1901 for more information.
ServSafe® 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, MAY 24 at the Extension Office, 112 South MLK Dr., Indianola. The cost is $140 per person and space is limited---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 two weeks in advance.
BeSMART: Control Your Diabetes
The BeSMART: Control Your Diabetes program is continuing a healthy track in 2022. Join them at the B.B. King Museum for a healthy lunch and information pick up from 12 p.m. to 1p.m. on the FOURTH THURSDAY of each month (next date – MAY 26). They ask that you please bring pre-evaluation numbers (blood pressure, glucose, A1C) if possible. For more information please contact Education Coordinator, Mrs. Misty Clark-Johnson, at 662-887-9539. This program is sponsored by the B. B. King Museum, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Delta Health Center, Community Foundation of Northwest MS, and The Maddox Foundation.
The Sunflower and Humphreys County Soil & Water Conservation districts will be hosting four teacher workshops this summer: a “Soil Food” Environmental Education teacher workshop (JUNE 6-10); a “Turn Up Green” Environmental Education Teacher workshop (JUNE 13-17); a “Field P’s” Environmental Education teacher workshop (JULY 11-15); and a “Delta Gumbo” Environmental Education teacher workshop (JULY 18-22). Each workshop will be 50 hours (M-F – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and 5 CEUs. All credits and classroom materials are free. Contact Tammy Kitchens at 662-207-8264 to sign up.
Summer Feeding Program
Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. announces that they are once again the sponsoring agency for USDA Summer Feeding Program. All churches and organizations sponsoring summer feeding programs for children 1–18 years of age are eligible to participate. We can provide your children with two meals per day, breakfast and lunch. For additional information, please contact Barbara Brown, Linda Marshall or Monica Hope at 662-887-1431 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via cell: Barbara Brown (662-207-2071) or Monica Hope (662-207-0765).
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.
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.
Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street, Indianola, 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. To sign up or for more info, contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773.
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.
Sunflower County Veterans Services Office
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 email@example.com.
Technical Farm Business Training and Support
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.