Community News February 20, 2020
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services is having a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. TODAY to elect an individual who lives in Sunflower, Humphreys, Leflore, Issaquena, Sharkey or Washington County to serve on their Local Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Local Advisory Committee is to advise of problems that exist in these communities and about providing legal services suited to the needs of these communities. The meeting will be held at the Greenville branch office of NMRLS, located at 1024 Washington Avenue, Suite 101. Please contact Gail P. Thompson, Managing Attorney, at 662-335-8203 (ext. 2354) for more info.
B.B. King Museum Events
♦ The “Tune in to Black History Month” weekly series continues at 6 p.m. TODAY with Revisit the Dream with Rep. Otis Anthony. The series is FREE and open to the public.
♦ Be Smart – Take Control of your Diabetes meets during the noon hour every 4th Thursday (Feb. 27) of the month.
♦ Piano and Guitar Lessons! Come by the museum to register!
Kappa Alpha Psi Founders’ Day Program
The Greenville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated invites all members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated to its annual GMAK Chapters' Founders' Day Celebration. The momentous occasion will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saint Matthews AME Church, 514 Nelson Street, Greenville and it will feature as keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. William Brown Jr. This event is free and all members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and other fraternities or sororities and guests are encouraged to attend the celebration. For more info call (662) 335-4479 or (662) 820-9412.
GHS Class of ‘75
The Gentry High School Class of 1975 will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at Betty’s Place to complete plans for this year’s 45th Reunion. All class members are encouraged to attend.
Mardi Gras Gala
Delta Grace presents a Mardi Gras Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday at the BB King Museum. There will be live music, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction with all proceeds going to Delta Grace to use for their mission programs. The cost is $100 per person and cocktail attire is suggested.
Black History Month Program
In honor of Black History Month, A.C.T. (Achieving Community Transformation) presents “A Community Dialogue Session” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and a performance featuring MADDRAMA from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fannie Lou Hamer Museum and Multipurpose Center, 710 Byron Street, Ruleville. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served. A.C.T. is a project of the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. For more info, call 662-931-0111.
The Sunflower County NAACP Branch #5333 will present its annual Black History Program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the B.B. King Museum. The guest speaker will be District 24 Senator David Jordan and music will be provided by the award-winning Gentry High School Choir.
The St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church annual Pancake Supper will be held at the Parish House, located at 204 E. Gresham on Tuesday, Feb. 25. EVERYONE is invited as hot, delicious buckwheat pancakes and sausage will be prepared and served by the men of the church from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available from the men of the church prior to the supper or at the door that night. Takeouts will be available. For more info, contact the church office at 662-887-4365.
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 Tuesday, March 3 and Saturday, March 14. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.
Bears Den Meeting
The next Bears Den steering committee meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Betty's Place.
♦Sunflower Stitchers meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday (March 18) of every month. Please call the office (887-4601) if you are interested in joining this group.
♦The Private Applicator Certification Program training will be offered at the Sunflower County Extension Office at 9 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 19. A $20 fee per person is required. A check payable to MSU-ES is the preferred method of payment (NO CASH). For more info, contact Alex Deason, Extension Agent, at 601-562-7200 or email@example.com.
♦Improve your health habits by joining the Fit4Life Senior Citizen 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.
Indianola Community Fund
If you or your agency have not already made your donation to this worthy Indianola cause....donations are gratefully still being accepted. Please mail your donation to Indianola Community Fund, P. O. Box 151, Indianola, MS 38751.
After-school tutoring classes continue at Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street. Students receive tutoring instruction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A meal for the children is provided. Contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773 for more info
♦ 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.
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 are also available through a local university. For an application or more info, call 1-800-507-6253 or visit their website: msyouthchallenge.org.