Community News February 6, 2020

GHS Class of ‘59

The Gentry High School Class of 1959 will meet at 5 p.m. TODAY in the annex of Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

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 then Tuesday, March 3. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.

Indianola Community Fund

Indianola Community Fund applications are now available and may be picked up at the Indianola Chamber Main Street office.  Any non-profit agency is welcome to apply. Applications are due back by Monday, Feb. 10. Please contact the Chamber Main Street office at 662-887-4454 for questions or if you would like an application emailed to your agency. 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.

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, Feb. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 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).

Annual Tree


The Sunflower County Soil & Water Conservation District will host its Annual Tree Giveaway on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the USDA Service Center, located at 212 N. MLK Jr. Drive in Indianola. Come early, supplies are limited.

S.O.S. for Healing


The monthly "Safe Online Space (S.O.S.) for Healing Conversations" local chatroom session for sexual assault victims/survivors will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. The topic for discussion will be “Love Yourself: You Deserve It.” Victims/survivors log on at 

B.B. King Museum Events

♦ The “Tune in to Black History Month” weekly series continues on Tuesday, Feb. 11 with Black History Culture thru Dance at 6 p.m. The series is FREE and open to the public.

♦ Vote for The B.B. King Museum as Best Music Museum at USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice 2020 ( You may vote once per day until polls close on

Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. The Museum won best tourist attraction in the state two years ago as part of

USA Today's 10 Best.

♦ 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!

MSU Extension


♦Sunflower Stitchers meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday (Feb. 19) 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. Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 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

♦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.

Black History Month Program

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 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. and a performance featuring MADDRAMA from 7 p.m. to 8 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.

After-School Tutoring

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.

Library Events

♦ 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:


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