Community News May 16, 2019

Be Smart: Control Your Diabetes

Be Smart: Control Your Diabetes will take place at noon today in the Barksdale Cotton Gin.

Carpentry Training

An 8 Week Carpentry Training is being offered from 6 to 9 p.m. now through June 27 at the Capps Center, 920 Hwy 82. Training is FREE and class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Requirements are a high school graduate, 18 years or older and pre-requisites are Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)  and Minimum of Silver Certificate (test will be given if needed). For registration and transportation callCynthia Woodall at 601-720-3346.

Job Readiness & Employability Skills


There will be a Job Readiness and Employability Skills Training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 310 Church Avenue. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For registration and transportation callCynthia Woodall at 601-720-3346.

Mission Mississippi Meeting

What is Mission Mississippi? We are Christians from different churches from all over Sunflower County. We are black. We are white. We are women. We are men. We gather because we want to foster greater unity in the Body of Christ right here in Indianola, and we invite you to join us for our next meeting. We will share a meal, learn about what it takes to build meaningful relationships with people with different racial and/or denominational backgrounds, and plan our next steps. All are welcome! We will gather at noon today at The Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at 702 N. Sunflower Avenue.

Retired Education


The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will meet and greet at 1 o’clock tomorrow at Karen’s place.

Class of ‘74

The Gentry High School Class of 1974 will have a class meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday at Pizza Hut.

Drug Court Graduation

The  Fourth Circuit Drug Court is hosting a Graduation for Drug Court participants at 2:00 p.m.   Monday at Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) J.T. Hall Coliseum.

Job Fair

Greenville will be having their Regional Job Far from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the Washington County Convention Center, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville. There will be no admission fee. Be prepared to present yourself for job interviews. Many employment opportunities will be available.

Alcorn Alumni Meeting

The Sunflower County Chapter of Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Bell Grove M. B. Church, located on B. B. King Road in Indianola.  All members are encouraged to attend.

Class of ‘68

Gentry High School Class of 1968, will have their Monthly Retreat at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 406 B B King Rd. Gentry High School Classes of the 50s and 60s are invited. Come and enjoy naming that old but not forgotten Tune, while rehashing old memories. Bring your lawn chair.

Gentry High School Scholarships Class


Gentry High School Class Night will be held at 7:00 p.m Thursday, May 23 in the L. R. Brown Athletic Complex. Gentry High School Graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24  in the L.R. Brown Athletic Complex. All scholarships should be submitted to Ms. Lora Dean and/or Mrs. Gwen Milton at Gentry High on Monday, May 20.

Summer Enrichment Camp

Reaching Starz announces their Summer Enrichment Camp for ages 5 to18 that will begin June 1, impacting lives through real experiences. Registration continues through May 24. Contact Casey Coleman for more info: 662-207-2048 or

Digital Media Marketing Academy

Compurecycling Center Inc., 1719 George Abraham Boulevard, Greenville, is sponsoring a Digital Media Marketing Academy beginning June 3. Students will complete hands-on digital storytelling and project management to gain key concepts in digital strategy. There are limited seats and pre-registration is suggested. For more information call 662-335-2060.

Class of ‘79

   The 1979 class of Gentry High School is celebrating their 40th class reunion July 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. A weekend of fun activities is scheduled, including an “All White Throwback Boat Party!” This is an open invitation to all Gentry alumni from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to attend and renew old friendships and share old memories with the class of ‘79. For additional information please contact co-chairs Delinda Thomas at or John Robinson at

MSU Extension Service

nMake plans to improve your health habits by joining the Fit 4 Life, senior citizens exercising class in a FREE Video led Fitness class from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Extension Office. Please call to sign up at 887-1901.

If you have any questions or want to obtain registration information, please contact Ann Twiner, MSU-Extension Agent at 662-887-1901.


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