MVSU Football Bus Trip
A charter bus will be traveling to the game between MVSU and Alcorn State on Saturday. 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.
Delta Health Partners of Sunflower and Washington Counties in partnership with Tougaloo College present a Community Baby Fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. TODAY at the Greenville Mall. There will be prizes for mom, dad and baby (0-6 months), entertainment, raffles and educational information. For more info, please contact DHP at 662-335-4300.
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.
♦Come and join us for Goldfish in a Bag activity time from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TODAY 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
“Be Smart, Control your Diabetes” Seminar at 12 noon TODAY.
Piano and Guitar Lessons! Come by the museum to register!
Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1111 Garrard Road, will be selling BBQ Plates tomorrow from 10 a.m. until ---.
Living Word Church of God, located at 9 Crouch Road, Moorhead will have a clothes drive from 9 a.m. until --- on Saturday. This event is sponsored by Willie M. Burns.
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.
Homebuyer Education Workshop
Mississippi Housing Partnership and Mississippi State Conference, NAACP will sponsor a Homebuyer Education Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Indianola Promise Community Project Center, 114 Second Street. Attending this class will equip you with valuable homebuyer information and resources to help guide you into purchasing and sustaining your home. Also, this class is a pre-requisite to be eligible to receive down-payment assistance or to be eligible for some lender mortgage products. There is NO FEE to attend but registration IS REQUIRED. To register contact MS Housing Partnership at 601-969-1895.
Word of Life Church of God in Christ, 1108 Third Avenue, will have their second Community Outreach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be clothes, shoes and other items as well as free blood pressure checks.
Community Yard Sale
Indianola Chamber Main Street is hosting a Community Yard Sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Call the Chamber (662-887-4454) to reserve your space. There is no charge to have a space.
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.
Financial Education Boot Camp
Word of Life Church of God in Christ, 1108 Third Avenue, will host a Financial Education Boot Camp beginning 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.
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.
Sunflower Stitchers meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The next date will be Oct. 16th.
♦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 per person and a re-take is $110 (MUST have the updated 7th edition book). 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 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: msyouthchallenge.org.
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.
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.