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School News is a schedule of upcoming events, programs and other activities on local and area school and college campuses. Information may be mailed to P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39301; faxed to 485-1275; or e-mailed to prandall@meridianstar.com (make information part of e-mail message, not an attachment)
An ACT review session will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at WEBB Center, Room 100, on the Meridian Community College campus.
Tuition is $10. Susan Duke is the instructor.
For more information, contact Gail Young at 482-7445.
DECATUR The East Central Community College Concert Choir will host a "Sing-a-Long" for the group's performance of the "Messiah," on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.
Music scores for the presentation will be available for the public, however those who have scores are asked to bring them to the concert.
For more information, contact Tony Kinton, concert choir director, at 635-2511 or 1-877-GO-2-ECCC(3222, Ext. 367.
The lecture "The Planets of Christmas" will be presented Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Ivy Hall Theater at Meridian Community College.
Guest lecturer Jim Hill of the Rainwater Observatory will speak about the holiday sky including what the Magi may have seen when Christ was born in this talk sponsored by the Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium.
Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside for viewing. Admission is free for this presentation.
For more information, contact Dr. Angie Carraway at MCC at 484-8660.
East Mississippi Community College, Meridian Naval Air Station Extension will offer short-term afternoon and night classes Jan. 8 through March 7.
The 4 to 7 p.m. classes include: Western Civilization I, Traffic Law, English Composition I, Physical Science Survey with Lab, and General Psychology on Mondays and Wednesdays; and Principles of Accounting I, General Biology I with Lab, Introduction to Computer Concepts, Calculus I, The Real Number System and Old Testament Survey on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The 7 to 10 p.m. classes include Legal Environment of Business, Criminal Investigation II, English Composition II, English Literature I, American History I, American National Government on Mondays and Wednesdays; and Microcomputer Applications, American Literature I, Human Growth &Development, College Algebra, and Physical Science Survey with Lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
All short term classes meet twice a week. For registration information, call 601-679-3570 or 662-476-5041. Final registration for new students is Jan. 4 and 5.
DECATUR The East Central Community Gospel Choir will present their annual fall concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Vicker's Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.
The Rev. Marcus Mann, a former ECCC basketball standout and Hall of Fame member.
SCOOBA East Mississippi Community College is offering classes over the Internet beginning Jan. 8.
To take classes from the Mississippi Virtual Community College, students should have access to a computer and an e-mail address. These online classes are transferable to other community colleges in the state of Mississippi.
Spring Internet classes are: Principles of Accounting I, Art Appreciation, General Biology I (two sections), General Biology II, Microcomputer Applications, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Computer Concepts (two sections), English Composition II, Human Growth and Development, Mortuary Anatomy II, Psychosocial Counseling in Funeral Services, World Geography, World Civilization I, Personal and Community Health, College Algebra (with Graphical Approach), General Psychology, Oral Communications and American History I.
For registration information, call 662-476-5009 or 662-476-5041. Classes begin Jan. 8.
Works are sought for the next publication of Meridian Community College's "Literary Review."
Writers of almost all ages high school students, community college students and community residents are encouraged to submit their writings. Three categories comprise the contest: short story, informal essay and poetry. Contestants can enter one or all categories.
There is a $50 award for each first place; $25 for each second place; and $15 for each third place. Prizes are furnished by The MCC Foundation.
Entries must be submitted no later than March 1, 2001. Mail entries to The Review Literary Contest, Attention Steve Owen, 910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS 39307.
SCOOBA To accommodate students unable to register during regular hours, East Mississippi Community College will remain open weeknights until 6 p.m. through Jan. 4.
Registration is held in the Stennis Hall Lobby on the Scooba campus.

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