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Peavey amplifiers win national award
Peavey Electronics was recently awarded the nationwide "Amplifier Line of the Year 2000" award by the Musical Merchandise Review during its eighth annual Dealers Choice Awards. A company representative will accept the award in January in Anaheim, Calif.
Peavey Electronics began in 1965 when founder and owner Hartley Peavey built his first amplifier in his hometown of Meridian. Peavey has since continued in the tradition of providing quality amplifiers, included the 5150 series, the Classic series and the Transformer series.
Peavey Electronics Corporation ranks as one of the largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound reinforcement equipment. It holds more than 130 patents and produces more than 2,000 products distributed in the U.S. and to 134 other countries around the world.
Newton resident's work chosen for capital exhibit
An egg ornament designed by Mississippi teacher and Newton resident Elisa Ledlow will be among the decorations at the 2000 Christmas Pageant of Peace. Ledlow's unique blown-out eggs filed with wax were selected by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi to represent Mississippi's talent and skill in the nation's capital during the Christmas season.
Visitors to the annual pageant held on the Ellipse, south of the White House, will see 50 ornaments on the Mississippi tree. The national Christmas tree will be lighted by the president Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
Ledlow's ornaments are available at several Mississippi locations. She plans to use part of her income from the ornaments to benefit a children's charity.
For more information, call Ledlow at 683-7151.
Gipson named to board of MSU Foundation
STARKVILLE Meridianite E.M. "Hoot" Gipson will join actor/director Morgan Freeman and two others recently named to the board of the Mississippi State University Foundation.
Gipson, president of Gipson Steel Inc., will complete the term of J.F. "Bud" Thompson of Meridian. Thompson recently became president of MSU's Bulldog Club and remains on the board by virtue of that office.
Terms for the new members and officers begin Jan. 1 and run for three years.
Salvation Army holds half-price sale
The Meridian Salvation Army Thrift Store will hold a half-price sale on clothes next week.
The sale will begin Monday and continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. The store is located at 2739 Sixth St. across from the old Smith's Bakery. The Salvation Army also operates a store in Philadelphia.
For more information, call 483-6156.

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