Community News November 14, 2019

Holiday Season

Kick-Off Celebration

The City of Shaw is conducting its “Christmas Holiday Season Kick-Off Celebration.” The list of activities include: TODAY from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – “Meet & Greet” (Delta Hands for Hope Bldg.); 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. – greeting, prayer, singing and the City’s Christmas lighting ceremony; 6:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. – words of encouragement from the Mayor & Police Chief (Holiday Safety Tips); TOMORROW from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – “Holiday Reception” (Delta Hands for Hope Bldg.); 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – greeting, prayer, entrepreneurs recognition and door prizes give-a-way; 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – socialize/exchange of business cards, etc., refreshments, and judging of the Christmas Cookies Contest; SATURDAY – the “Grand Finale” Shaw Christmas Parade beginning at 11 a.m. downtown.    

Retired Education


The Retired Education Personnel of Sunflower County will meet at 1 p.m. TOMORROW at the Henry Seymour Library. All retirees are invited to attend.

Candlelight Vigil Against Violence

Valerie Anise Nance-McKnight, front-end coach of Walmart #347, Indianola, invites the community and surrounding areas to “Walmart Shining the Light Against Violence,” a candlelight vigil, at 5 p.m. TOMORROW. The event is designed to remember victims, honor and support survivors of violence and recognize how the community can join together against domestic violence.

MSU Extension


♦Attention! Restaurant Owners, Managers, Employees who need certification in ServSafe®! The ServSafe® Food Safety Course will be offered in Indianola on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 7:30a.m. The cost is $140 per person. Space is limited – sign up today. YOU MUST REGISTER by TOMORROW. 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 to become ServSafe® certified. 

♦Sunflower County Extension will be hosting the FARMtastic exhibit again this fall for area schools to bring students to learn about agriculture. This event will be held November 19-21 at the Edgar Donahoe Livestock Barn in Sunflower. Please consider volunteering for this event and helping to educate our kids in the precious agriculture of the Miss. Delta. For more info call 887-4601.

♦Sunflower Stitchers meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The next date will be Nov. 20th.

♦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.

Jr. High Hoopfest

Men of Standard presents the first annual Jr. High Basketball Hoopfest which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the L.R. Brown Athletic Complex at Gentry High School. There is a $5 admission charge and 100% of the proceeds will go towards scholarships. Concessions will be available.


Thanksgiving Service

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Moorhead Chamber of Commerce sponsored Moorhead Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, located at 810 Southern Avenue, Moorhead.

Freedom Fund


The Sunflower County Branch 5333 of NAACP will sponsor the 34th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 to be held at the J.T. Hall Coliseum of MDCC. The guest speaker will be former U.S. Rep. Mike Espy and admission is $35.

Library Events

♦ Join us for “Chair Yoga” every Thursday at 5 p.m. and “Yoga at the Library” every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Please note that the Kathy June Sheriff Public Library in Moorhead is now open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

♦All library programs are free and open to the public.  For more details about these and other programs, please contact Gail Brinston at (662) 887-1672, ext. 108.

B.B. King Museum Events

♦ Piano and Guitar Lessons! Come by the museum to register!

Twice-Monthly FREE Clothes Give-Away

Jesus is the Way Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 600 Church Street, will host a twice-monthly FREE clothes give-away from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday and second Saturday of every month. The next dates will be Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 14. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.

Want a Job?

If you are looking for a job, then the SHCPI/DWDA/WIOA Program is looking for you. The program is seeking out-of-school youth, high school or college graduates, from Sunflower and Humphreys counties who are 16 to 24 years of age, who are NOT working, registered or enrolled in any college or training. For more information come to Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc., 414 Martin Luther King Drive or call Leronda Sibley at 662-887-1431 ext. 318.

Reading and Math


Tutoring services are being offered by Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street. Students ages 5 to 14 will receive Reading and Math instruction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773 for more info.

Earn Your Diploma

Earn your high school diploma in just 22 weeks! Tuition, room and board is absolutely free. Youth ChalleNGe, located at Camp Shelby is the premier alternative education program for 16 to 18 year old youths who are struggling in school or no longer attending. College classes also available through a local university. For an application or more info, call 1-800-507-6253 or visit their website:


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