Community News May 14, 2020

Teacher Workshops

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: tammy.kitchens@usda.gov.

Help Available For Small Businesses

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, (compurecyclingcenter@gmail.com).

COVID-19

Feeding For Kids

Ages 1 to 18. Monday through Friday. Feeding Sites:

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.)

Library Events

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and library closures, Prenda Code Club has been made available for our patrons to learn coding at home. You may now sign up for a free account in Prenda. Simply go to https://app.prendacodeclub.com to create an account for the first time and you will be up and coding in no time!

All other library programs are temporarily postponed. 

MSU Extension

Service

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 ann.twiner@msstate.edu if you have any questions or input on future programs, including computer/social media/iPhone classes, adult sewing classes, food canning classes, etc.

B.B. King Museum Events

All programs and events at the museum are postponed until further notice.

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.

Sports

Basketball practice has already started for some at North Sunflower Academy.

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