Community News December 12, 2019

Drew Amnesty Days

Dec. 1 through Dec. 31 have been set as Amnesty Days in the City of Drew. During this time participants may come to the Drew Police Dept. and pay on fines and fees from original offenses and set up new payment plans. The assessment for failure to pay will be waived and the remaining balance will be reduced by 25%. Additionally, participants who appear during Amnesty Days will not be arrested for an outstanding warrant for failure to pay.

Library Events

♦ Join us for “Chair Yoga” on Thursdays, Dec. 12 & 19 at 5 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Join us for Line Dancing Class on Thursdays, Dec. 12 & 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Inverness Public Library, Inverness.

♦ Join us for our Deal or No Deal program on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Join us in making a Book Wreath on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Join us for our Christmas Buttons with Santa program on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ The Sunflower County Library System is now offering Hoopla, a digital media lending service. You can instantly borrow eBooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your library card. So, stop by or call any branch to get started.  

♦ Please note that the Kathy June Sheriff Public Library in Moorhead is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Christmas Music Celebration

You are invited to the SCCSD Unified in Music Christmas Celebration featuring the bands and choirs of the Sunflower County Consolidated School District, to be held at 6 p.m. TODAY at Gentry High School.

New Album Release

The Gentrytes’ newest album, A Gentrytes Christmas, is due to be released TODAY! For more information, contact Harvey Jackson Jr. at

Retired Education Personnel

The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will have a Meet & Greet at 1 p.m. TOMORROW at Karen’s Place.

GHS Class of 1968

Gentry High School Class of 1968 will meet at 6 p.m. TOMORROW at 98 Charlie Ellis Road, Indianola.

B.B. King Museum Events

♦ Community Yoga will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

♦ Piano and Guitar Lessons! Come by the museum to register!

♦ Be Smart – Take Control of your Diabetes meets during the noon hour every 4th Thursday of the month. Due to the holidays, the next meeting will be Jan. 23.


Christmas Dinner

No time for cooking a big meal? Then come out and enjoy a home-cooked meal and fellowship at Ruleville’s Community Christmas Dinner which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at William Chapel Church’s Fellowship Hall. Take pictures near the tree, maybe even talk to Santa, or be a helper! Donations of canned goods, food dishes and financial contributions will be accepted and pickups will be available. For additional info, contact Minister Levester Moton at 662-207-0584.

Christmas Parade

There will be a Christmas Parade in downtown Drew at 3 p.m. Saturday (line-up at 2:30 p.m.), featuring bands, queens, floats, cars/trucks, Christmas caroling, Mr. & Mrs. Santa, and much more! For more info, contact: Melanie Townsend Blackmon (662-303-8132); Keisha Phillips (662-207-2404); Hazel Ingram Wallace (662-588-8937); Tara Robinson (662-588-2975); or Hazel Harris (662-303-0644).

Twice-Monthly FREE Clothes Give-Away

Jesus is the Way Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 600 Church Street, hosts a twice-monthly FREE clothes give-away from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday and second Saturday of every month. The next dates will be Saturday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 7. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.

Monthly Online Chat

Safe Online Space (SOS) for Healing Conversations, an anonymous and secure online support group for survivors of sexual violence to connect with each other and get help, announces that their monthly local chatroom session for sexual assault victims/survivors will be held on Monday, Dec. 16. The topic for discussion will be “The Champion Within: Celebrating Your Survivor.”  Victims/survivors may log on at from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Alcorn Alumni


The Sunflower County Chapter of Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Bell Grove M. B. Church, located on B. B. King Road.  All members are encouraged to attend.

Ram Alumni Meeting

The Ram Alumni Homecoming Committee will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Bethune Center. All alumni are asked to come out to complete plans for the 2020 summer event.

MSU Extension


♦Sunflower Stitchers meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The next date will be December 18th. Please call the office (887-4601) if you are interested in joining this group.

♦Make your New Year’s resolution to improve your health habits by joining the Fit4Life Senior Citizen Exercising Class, which will resume in January, 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.

Reading and

Math Tutoring

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

Want a Job?

If you are looking for a job, then the SHCPI/DWDA/WIOA Program is looking for you. The program is seeking out-of-school youth, high school or college graduates, from Sunflower and Humphreys counties who are 16 to 24 years of age, who are NOT working, registered or enrolled in any college or training. For more information come to Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc., 414 Martin Luther King Drive or call Leronda Sibley at 662-887-1431 ext. 318.

Earn Your Diploma

Earn your high school diploma in just 22 weeks! Tuition, room and board is absolutely free. Youth ChalleNGe, located at Camp Shelby is the premier alternative education program for 16 to 18 year old youths who are struggling in school or no longer attending. College classes also available through a local university. For an application or more info, call 1-800-507-6253 or visit their website:


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