Black History Program
Ruleville Central High School will present a Black History Program at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the gym. Rev. Otis L. Anthony, II will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to be in attendance.
The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will meet at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Henry Seymour Library. All retirees are invited to attend.
The Sunflower County Chapter of Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on B.B. King Road. All members are encouraged to attend.
Red Hat/Tie Affair
The Senior Companion Program presents a Red Hat/Tie Affair at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at the Fannie Lou Hamer Multi-Purpose Building in Ruleville. The themes for the event is “Harden Not Your Heart” for American Heart Awareness. Awards will be given to the person with the prettiest hat and tie. The cost of the event is $5, tickets can be purchased at Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress or from any Senior Companion Volunteer.
NAACP Black History
The Sunflower County NAACP Branch #5333 will host its annual Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at First United Baptist Church located at 718 Coolidge Street in Indianola, pastored by Rev. Clifford D. Wilson. The speaker for this occasion will be Mississppi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice Westbrooks. This year, the chapter will honor African American judges in the state who have made contributions of change to our society.
Through your eyes...Essay Contest open to students grades 9th through 12th. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. In your letter, identify one problem in your local community. Explain why the problem is significant and outline steps that people should take to correct it. Requirements are as follows: Cover sheet with title of essay, name, date, and grade level. No more than 500 words, Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced. Submit essays by Sunday, February 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will receive a free tablet and their essay featured in the local newspaper. This contest is presented by Young Black Successors.
SCCSD Board Member Recognition Day
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District along with Superintendent Davis wishes to thank and celebrate our school board members during School Board Member Recognition Day, February 27th from 4pm-6pm, for their leadership and service to local schools and communities.
“This day is a special opportunity to express our gratitude for the hard work of our school board members and to thank them for their dedication to this community and its children,”.
During School Board Member Recognition Day, Supt. Davis invites students, staff and community members and the general public to take part in honoring board members.