Community News September 19, 2019

Blues Night

A live band and DJ will be at the historic Club Ebony for Homecoming weekend (beginning at 7 p.m.) Only 21-year-olds and older will be admitted, admission will be charged and security will be enforced.

Kirk Price Day

Fresh Start Community Program and the City of Inverness present Kirk Price Day Saturday at the baseball field in Inverness. This fun-filled event starts at 5 p.m. and includes bouncers, horseback riding, BBQ and a softball game.

MVSU Footbal

l Bus Trip

A charter bus will be traveling to the game between MVSU and Alcorn State on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the price per seat is $36 per person. All money MUST be paid by TODAY. The bus pick-up times and places are:  10 a.m. – new Walmart in Starkville; 12 noon – MVSU Student Union in Itta Bena; 12:40 p.m. – McDonald’s in Indianola; 1 p.m. – McDonald’s in Leland. For more info contact Emma Golden at 662-347-4761.

Library Events

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Make the best use of your local library by getting a library card.  All you need is your photo ID and proof of your mailing address.  It’s that simple!  Also, this month only, have your overdue fines erased and your lost library card replaced for free.  So, “Come In and Clean the Slate.”  For library patrons this is also a great time to come by the library and update your account information so the library can better serve you. 

Join us for Jenga and Pizza TODAY from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library in Indianola.

Join us for TV Dinner Day from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Henry Seymour Library.

Come and join us for Goldfish in a Bag activity time from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Henry Seymour Library.

Come and join us for Yoga at the Library every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Henry Seymour Library, Indianola.

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

Johnny Appleseed Week is next week, Sept. 23-26, at the museum. Call LaKindra Ivory, Education Coordinator (662-887-9539), to book your school.

“Be Smart, Control your Diabetes” Seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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

School Attendance Awareness

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Did you know that children can suffer academically if they miss 10% of school days? That’s just a couple days each month, and includes excused and unexcused absences. Let’s work together to get all kids to school – on time, every day. For more info contact the School Attendance Officers for Sunflower County: Mrs. Dorothy Hope (north) 662-756-4357 or Mrs. Ida Cannon (south) 662-887-8107.

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, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Clothes and shoes are available for all sizes. For more info, contact Elder Herbert Clark at 662-303-0748.

Fannie Lou Hamer Commemoration

The Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden & Museum Foundation invites the public to the 42nd annual Commemoration and Birthday Celebration program in the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden located at 729 Byron Street, Ruleville beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.  October 6 is the official birthdate of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper who left her home on Aug. 31, 1962 to register to vote at the Sunflower County Courthouse.  She devoted her life to the struggle for voting and human rights for African Americans.

SCCSD October Board Meeting

The Sunflower County Consolidated School Board will have its Regular Monthly Board Meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at Carver Elementary School, located at 404 Jefferson Street, Indianola.

Prayer Walk

Rash Temple Church of God in Christ, located in Sunflower, will host a prayer walk beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at City Hall. City officials, leaders and all churches and citizens are welcome.

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.

♦Attention: Restaurant Owners, Managers, Employees who need certification in ServSafe®! The ServSafe® Food Safety Course will be offered in Indianola starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 22. Cost of the certification training is $140.00 per person. Space is limited so sign up today. MUST REGISTER BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4. There will be a study session offered at 5:30 p.m. on October 14 and 15.  This is not required but highly recommended. 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.

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.

Project LISTEN

Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. has a new opportunity for students in the area.  Project LISTEN (Love, Investing, Setting goals, Teamwork, Educating and the importance of Never giving up) is for ages 14 to 18 in Sunflower County and Humphreys County.  This project ends on Sept. 30 and will teach students fundamental skills needed to progress in the real world. Project LISTEN is free for participants and parental support is encouraged.  For more information and application guidelines, please call the office at 662-887-1431 during regular business hours.

Free School Meals

All enrolled students of Sunflower County Consolidated School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at NO CHARGE each day of the 2019-2020 school year. No further action is required of parents/guardians. Children will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

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.

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