Community News October 17, 2019

Library Membership Drive

Friends of the Henry M. Seymour Library will host its annual Membership Drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. TODAY at the Henry M. Seymour Library. The theme is “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” so come by and renew your annual membership and have cocktails on us.  Hope to see you there!

Grief Support Group

Serenity, a free Grief Support Group for women, provides opportunities for learning and coping with the loss of a loved one. The second session will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. TODAY at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, located at 617 Westside Avenue. For more info, please call Daisy Johnson (662-887-4030).



You are cordially invited to attend the Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Career Association Initiation & Installation ceremony and reception which will take place at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the GHS gymnasium. The 2019-2020 Career Association members and newly elected officers will be installed at this event. For more info please contact Dr. Adrian L. Brown, Jobs Specialist, at

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.

Moorhead Senior Citizen Luncheon

Beginning at 12 noon on Saturday the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce will host a Senior Citizen Luncheon for all Moorhead senior citizens ages 65 and older. All Moorhead senior citizens are encouraged to come out and fellowship with your Moorhead family and friends.

MVSU Alumni Meeting

The Sunflower County Mississippi Valley State Alumni Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21in the Fellowship Hall of First United Baptist Church, 720 Coolidge Street.  All alumni and friends of the Valley are invited to attend.

Free Legal Clinic

Mississippi Center for Justice will sponsor a free legal clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at their 120 Court Ave. location where you will be able to meet with an MCJ lawyer or staff member for advice on FORECLOSURES, EXPUNGEMENTS and SNAP ASSISTANCE. All clinics are walk-in only, on a first come, first serve basis. Intake will be conducted for foreclosure and expungement matters. For info on what paperwork to bring with you contact Yumekia Jones (662-887-6570) or LaShay Melton (769-230-2828).

JMG I&I Ceremony/

You are cordially invited to attend the Thomas Edwards High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates’ Initiation & Installation ceremony which will take place at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the TEHS gymnasium in Ruleville. The guest speaker will be State Representative Rev. Otis L. Anthony II.

Library Events

♦ 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.

♦ 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.

♦ Join us for “Halloween Slime Time” on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Join us in making Halloween Cupcakes on Thursday, Oct. 31from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

♦ Join us for “Trick or Treat at the Library” on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Horace Stansel Memorial Library, Ruleville.

♦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.

Christmas Parade

The City of Shaw is finalizing it “Christmas Holiday Season Kick-Off Celebration” with its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. (downtown Shaw on White Oak & Peeler Ave.). Your church, business, organization or club is invited to participate in the Shaw Christmas Parade. Entry forms are available at Shaw City Hall, located at 101 Faison Street (across from the Post Office). For more information call Eleanor Scott (662.754.4323) or Shelonda Frazier (662.754.3131 - Shaw City Hall, from 8a-5p). Entry forms may be dropped off or faxed. Entry deadline date is Nov. 1st.

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, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 9. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.

Holiday Season Kick-Off Celebration

The City of Shaw is finalizing it “Christmas Holiday Season Kick-Off Celebration.” The list of activities include: Thursday, Nov. 14 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); Friday, Nov. 15 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, Nov. 16 – the “Grand Finale” Shaw Christmas Parade beginning at 11 a.m. downtown.

MSU Extension Service

♦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.

♦Create an Evergreen Swag for the upcoming holidays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5th at the Sunflower County Extension office, 112 South MLK Dr. $25 pre-registration fee due by October 31st. All supplies furnished. For more information call the Extension office at 887-1901.

♦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.

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.

Financial Education Boot Camp

Word of Life Church of God in Christ, 1108 Third Avenue, will continue a Financial Education Boot Camp which began Wednesday, Oct. 9. The curriculum is taught over a five-week period in 2 to 2½ hour sessions between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

B.B. King Museum Events

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

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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