Food Box Pick Up
The Sunflower County/Bill Richardson Civic Alliance Group will issue food boxes at the Scout Hut from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 13 and from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 to those certified to receive food boxes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no one will be permitted to enter the building. YOU ARE ASKED TO REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. Traffic will be one way only. Please follow further instructions that will be given at the site.
Delta Health Alliance’s Delta Baby Café and The Delta Diaper Bank of Clarksdale will host a drive-thru event between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at the Indianola Head Start, located at 702 Roosevelt Street. They will be giving away diapers, wipes, & feminine hygiene products.
Indianola Chamber Main Street, along with the Sunflower County Bill Richardson Civic Alliance Group and the Farmers Market Board of Directors, has made the decision to not have the Farmers Market this year. For the safety of the community, and especially for its senior citizens, this is their effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Humphreys Co. / Sunflower Co. SWCD will be hosting several workshops this summer for teachers needing CEU credits. Each workshop offers 5 credits and is free. For more information contact Tammy Kitchens at 662-207-8264 or via email: email@example.com.
Back to Business Grant Program
Back to Business Mississippi is a grant program designed to help businesses in Mississippi with 50 or fewer employees recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. If you own a small business that has 50 or fewer employees and were affected by COVID-19, you could be eligible for grants of up to $25,000. For more info and to apply, visit backtobusinessms.org.
The Regions Foundation recently announced grant funding for 10 additional organizations that are helping small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus. The Regions Foundation is an Alabama-based nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments. One of the recipients receiving grant funding is CompuRecycling Center, Inc., located in Greenville. The nonprofit CompuRecycling Center, Inc. serves as a source of technical assistance for minority, women-owned and emerging businesses throughout the Mississippi Delta. The center is available for day-to-day assistance and counseling for clients whose operations have been affected by the coronavirus. Additionally, the center is working to connect businesses with information and options for contracting with local, state and federal agencies, where possible, during the crisis. For more information contact: Gene Finley, 662-335-2060, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ages 1 to 18. Monday through Friday.
Moorhead Library, 802 Johnny Russell Drive, Moorhead (4:30 p.m.)
Annie Mae Strong Community Building, 209 East Torrey Street, Sunflower (4:30 p.m.)
Coleman Building, 214 Front St., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Greater New Jerusalem, 1111 Garrard Ave., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Bethune Center, 1700 Bates Ave., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Neighborhood Facility Building, 702 Roosevelt St., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Rasberry United Methodist Church, 511 Roosevelt St., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Word of Life, 1108 Third Ave., Indianola (5:30 p.m.)
Indianola Community Fund
If you or your agency has 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.
The Extension Service is branching out to do virtual programs.
On Facebook, check out “MSU Extension Get Down Delta” group and request to join----or check them out on Instagram. Starting July 6, Extension will be presenting the virtual Walk-A-Weigh program. Through this program participants will learn about healthy lifestyles, being active 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, the importance of getting enough fiber, water, fruits and vegetables, label reading, etc. For more information call Ann Twiner, Sunflower County Extension Agent at 662-887-1901. Due to the most recent COVID-19 information, MSU Extension Administration has made the decision that all local, regional, and state-level MSU Extension/4-H sponsored programs are temporarily postponed until after August 1 or further notification. The Sunflower County Extension Office will remain closed during this time for face-to-face meetings. Please contact Extension Agent Ann Twiner at 662-887-1901 or email@example.com if you have any questions or input on future programs, including computer/social media/iPhone classes, adult sewing classes, food canning classes, etc.