Community News July 11, 2019

Triad Club

   The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department’s Triad Club is presenting a day of fun, food, school supplies and comments from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bethune Center, 1700 Bates Ave. The first hour will be music; the second hour is reserved for comments; the third hour is Bar-B-Q; the fourth hour is school supplies; and the final 2 hours will be Jungle Jumps for kids.

Summer Feeding

Program

   Greater Lee Chapel AME Church, located at 211 Sunflower Avenue in Moorhead, is continuing its Summer Feeding Program thru Friday, July 19. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is FREE to all children from birth thru 18 years of age.

Parade

   A parade will be held in honor of retiring Public Works Director Jimmie Strong beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19th. The parade, led by the police chief, will start at Betty’s Place on Main Street, continue through downtown and end at the B.B. King Museum, where a 6 p.m., invitation-only reception will be held in Mr. Strong’s honor.

Rescheduled

SCCSD Board Meeting

   Sunflower County Consolidated School District’s July board meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, July 22nd, at the SCCSD Central Office, 196 MLK Jr. Drive (Hwy. 49N).

MSU Extension Service

   ♦Make plans to improve your health habits by joining the Fit4Life senior citizens 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.

   ♦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, August 20th.   Cost of the certification training is $140 per person. Space is limited, so sign up today. You must register by Friday, August 2nd. 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. 

Lunch & Learn

   Sunflower County Economic Development District, 112 S. MLK, Jr. Drive, presents “Social Media 101: Basics for Business” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, and is open to all local business owners and entrepreneurs. The presenter for this Brown Bag Lunch & Learn program will be Brittany Davis-Green, co-founder of Dynasty Media & Management Co. RSVP to Shelia Waldrup at swaldrup@sunflowercountyedd.com.

Sports

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Obituaries

Betty Sue Mallette, 80, of Indianola, passed away Friday Sept. 13, 2019, in Pontotoc.

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.