Community News August 8, 2019

Free School Meals

All enrolled students of Sunflower County Consolidated School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE each day of the 2019-2020 school year. No further action is required of parents/guardians. Children will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

Project LISTEN

Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. has a new opportunity for students in the area.  Project LISTEN (Love, Investing, Setting goals, Teamwork, Educating and the importance of Never giving up) kicked off last week.  It’s for ages 14 to 18 in Sunflower County and Humphreys County.  This project­­­­ ends on Sept. 30 and will teach students fundamental skills needed to progress in the real world. Project LISTEN is free for participants and parental support is encouraged.  For more information and application guidelines, please call the office at 662-887-1431 during regular business hours.

GHS Class of ‘75

The GHS Class of 1975 will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. All class members are asked to attend to help in the planning of the 45th reunion in 2020.

Food Box Pick Up

The Sunflower County/Bill Richardson Civic Alliance Group will issue food boxes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, August 12 and from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 to those certified to receive food boxes. Boxes not picked up by 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday will then be issued from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. to persons on the waiting list. The Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

SCCSD August Board Meeting

Sunflower County Consolidated School District’s August Board Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 at Ruleville Elementary School, located at 410 L.F. Packer Drive, Ruleville.

Tailgate Meeting

The Ram Alumni Homecoming Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 in the Carver gym to continue plans for the Homecoming 2019 tailgating event. All GHS graduating classes are asked to join in.

Community Yoga

All ages are invited to Community Yoga at the B.B. King Museum from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a towel, mat, and water.

Youth Soccer

The Indianola Youth Soccer Organization is accepting applications for the fall season.  Applications are available at all local bank drive-thrus.  Applications are due August 19th and should be turned in to Community Bank.  Any questions please email:

Reading and Math


Tutoring services will be offered by Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street beginning on August 21. Students ages 5 to 14 will receive Reading and Math instruction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773 for more info.

Diabetes Seminar

You are invited to take part in the “Be Smart – Control Your Diabetes” seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, August 22 at the B.B. King Museum. Everyone is welcomed!

Lunch & Learn

Sunflower County Economic Development District, 112 S. MLK, Jr. Drive, presents “Building a Relationship with Your Banker” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22, and is open to all local business owners and entrepreneurs. The presenters for this Brown Bag Lunch & Learn program will be Harry Patton and Jody Moor, First Vice-Presidents at Planters Bank. RSVP to Shelia Waldrup at or 662-887-3737.

Small Business B & B

A Small Business B & B (Business & Brunch) Entrepreneurial Outreach program, hosted by Delta Foundation, Inc. and managed by Delta Business Alliance (DBA) will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, August 24 in the Icon Building Conference Hall, 540 Main Street, Greenville. Hot topics include “Managing Your Money,” “Doing Business with the Federal Government” and “Business & Marketing.” The free event with food is by INVITE ONLY and you MUST RSVP by registering either online at or by calling 662-335-2060.

MSU Extension Service

   ♦Make plans to improve your health habits by joining the Fit4Life senior citizens exercising class in a FREE video-led fitness class from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday at the Extension office. Please call 887-1901 to sign up.

   ♦Attention! Restaurant Owners, Managers, Employees who need certification in ServSafe®!   The ServSafe® Food Safety Course will be offered in Indianola starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20th.   Cost of the certification training is $140 per person. Space is limited, so sign up today. You must register by Friday, August 2nd. 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. 

Library Events

Registration for Basic Computer Skills Classes for Adults continues through Tuesday, Sept. 3.  Classes will meet once a week beginning Sept. 3 and ending Nov. 7.  Classes will meet at the Henry Seymour Library in Indianola on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and at the Horace Stansel Memorial Library in Ruleville on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

   All library programs are free and open to the public.  For more details about the programs, please contact Gail Brinston at (662) 887-1672, ext. 108.


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