Community News January 10, 2019

Food Box Pickup
The Sunflower County Bill Richardson Civic Alliance Group will issue food boxes Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday  from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to those certified to receive food boxes. Boxes not picked up by 12:15 Tuesday will be issued from 12:15 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).

Indianola City
League Registration
All coaches, volunteers and children interested in participating in the city’s basketball program can stop by the Bethune Center for registration forms. Registration will begin January 14, 2019 and end February 8, 2019. Birth certificate is required for new participants. A $20.00 fee is due upon registration. For more information you can call Carolyn O’Neal at (662) 887-4267 or (662) 207-2680.

Alcorn Alumni Meeting
The Sunflower County Chapter of Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will meet at 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday, January 15 at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on B. B. King Road in Indianola.  All members are encouraged to attend.

Dr. MLK Brunch
The Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Brunch will be held at 10:00 a. m. Saturday, January 19 at the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Center, 403 Church Avenue. The speaker is Rev. W. T. McCormick, Pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Inverness. Everyone is  invited to attend.

Jackson State
Alumni Meeting
The Indianola Sunflower County Chapter of Jackson State University will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 15. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend this meeting. The Chapter was able to make one family happy for the Christmas holiday providing them with a Christmas dinner.

Indianola Youth Soccer
Indianola Youth Soccer Organization registration for spring season is open until January 22.  Applications may be picked up at local banks.  This registration is only for players who did not play in the fall 2018 season.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them on Facebook or email them at

B.B. King Museum
There will be community yoga at the museum at 10 a.m. Sunday, January 27.

Boston Butts for Books
The Indianola Literacy Coalition is having a “Boston Butts for Books” fundraiser. Tickets are $30 and available until January 25. For more information or to purchase your ticket please call 662-207-5082.

MSU Extension Service - ServSafe® Food Safety Certification Course
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, February 19th.   The class will be held at The Capps Center,   Indianola.  Cost of the certification training is $140.00 per person. Space is limited-sign up today.   Must register by Friday, February 1st.
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
nJoin us for Taste Testing and Storytime with the OrganWise Guys on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library.
nJoin us in making foaming snow on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Drew Public Library, Drew, MS and on Tuesday, January 15, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Horace Stansel Memorial Library, Ruleville, MS.
nCome and join us for a Reading Picnic in January on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library.
nCome and meet the OrganWise Guys on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Horace Stansel Memorial Library, Ruleville, MS and on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Drew Public Library, Drew, MS.
nTap into your creative skills with “Kids and Canvas” every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kathy June Sheriff Public Library, Moorhead.
nCome and join “The Masquerade Club” and learn the fundamentals of acting every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Inverness Public Library.
nCome and have fun with the OrganWise Guys, Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Henry Seymour Library.
All 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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