Community News November 21, 2019

B.B. King Museum Events

♦ The monthly “Be Smart Control your Diabetes” seminar will take place at 12 noon TODAY.

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

MSU Extension

Service

♦Sunflower County Extension Service is hosting the FARMtastic exhibit again this fall for area schools to bring students to learn about agriculture. This event will finish up TODAY at the Edgar Donahoe Livestock Barn in Sunflower. 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 December 18th.

♦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.

Non-Violence Walk

The Fresh Start Community Program, Famous Amos and Tony Proctor Sr. are hosting a Non-Violence Walk

beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at BB King Park on Roosevelt Street. #ibetyouwontstoptheviolence, #ibetyouwont.

Senior Citizens’ Thanksgiving Dinner

The 12th annual Senior Citizens’ Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by Mrs. Louise Christmas  and Community of Sunflower, will take place at 12 noon Saturday at the Annie Mae King-Strong Community Center, located at 209 E. Torey Street, Sunflower. Door prizes will be given.

Freedom Fund

Banquet

The Sunflower County Branch #5333 of the NAACP will host the 34th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday to be held at the Herman Thigpen Cafeteria on the campus of MDCC. The guest speaker will be former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Rep. Mike Espy and admission is $35. Please contact Charles Modley (662-934-3463) or Emma Golden (662-347-4761) for more information.

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.

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.

Reading and Math

Tutoring

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.

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.

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: msyouthchallenge.org.

Sports

Booneville held tight for about one period during Monday night’s first-round basketball playoffs... READ MORE

Obituaries

Jackie Steed, 75, of Indianola, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital in... READ MORE

Breaking News

Inmates got all the way to Tennessee before capture https://bit.ly/37InwZB