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The public is invited to attend these area events:
Saturday EMT Refresher course from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at MCC in the Health Center, Room 215. For more information, call Glenda Kopf 484-8778.
Friday-Sunday Outdoor Extravaganza at Bonita Lakes Mall. For information, call 693-2661.
Saturday The Funky Monkey Duathlon at Lake Okatibbee. For information, call 693-3374.
March 9-11 Great American Civil War Exhibition at Bonita Lakes Mall. For show times, call 693-3433.
March 10 4-H National Barrel Horse Association Barrel Race at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
March 16-18 Monster Truck Show at Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
March 16 The Bible Echoes will perform at the Hamasa Temple Shrine Theater. For information, call 693-1361.
March 23-25 The Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Camp and Jam will be held at Sandy Ridge Park. For information, call 693-2996 or 482-0421.
March 24 The Miss Hospitality program will be held at Merrehope. For information, call the Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau at 482-8001. The application deadline is March 7.
March 31 Queen City Speedway presents the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Race. For information, call 485-0201.
EMCC to hold Campus for Christ crusade
The East Mississippi Community College Student Christian Fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a Campus for Christ Crusade tonight at 7:30 p.m., in the Stennis Hall Auditorium on the Scooba Campus.
The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Danny Lanier of Bessemer, Ala. He has been a full-time vocational evangelist since 1984 and is a staff evangelist of Northcrest Baptist Church of Meridian. Members of the public, students and all church groups are invited to attend the crusade. For more information, call Mary M. Smith at (662) 476-5089.
Recruitment day for Head Start centers
Head Start centers in Lauderdale County will hold a special recruitment day Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is in progress. Children must be 3 or 4 years old to participate in the program. To register, please bring a certified birth certificate, copy of 2000 income, immunization compliance form, medical insurance card, Medicaid card and Social Security card of parent/guardian.
For more information, call: East End Head Start, 482-4640; Meridian Head Start, 482-5211; RLT Smith Head Start, 485-8047; or Toomsuba Head Start, 632-4491.
Partnership offers smoking cessation seminar
The Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County will present a "Thinking About Quitting" smoking session tonight at 806 Highway 19 North, Suite 385. The support group class will begin at 6 p.m. Freedom From Smoking is an eight-session stop-smoking class which includes skills for stress management, weight control, assertive communication and exercise to help the ex-smoker succeed. The cost is $65.00. For more information, call 696-4472.
Some Enchanted Evening' to be performed
The musical, "Some Enchanted Evening," will be performed Friday, at 7 p.m., at the auditorium of Carthage High School. The event will include music from Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The music is from "Oklahoma," "Sound of Music" and "Cinderella."
The musical is sponsored by the Arts Development Committee of the Leake County Chamber of Commerce. Jeffrey Jones and Kinsey Goldman will direct the production. Tickets are $5 in advance for adults, and $3 for children under 12.
Agri-Center hosts horse sale
The Southern Miniature Horse Confederation will sponsor its first miniature horse sale in Meridian Saturday at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. An estimated 60 miniature horses will be sold auction-style. The sale will include Pintos, Appaloosas and Buckskin breeds from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Jaycees sponsor Junior Miss event
The Meridian Jaycees will sponsoring a Junior Miss program Saturday at 7 p.m., in the Meridian High School auditorium. Junior Miss is a scholarship program designed to promote the well-rounded young lady. The girls are judged in areas of scholastic achievement, panel evaluation, talent, physical fitness, presence and composure. There are 15 contestants entered and two winners will be chosen one for the city of Meridian and one for Lauderdale County. Admission is $5.
Meridian Gospel Travelers to play
The Meridian Gospel Travelers will perform in concert at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Lauderdale March 3-4. Participants include many groups, choirs, solo singers and ministers. There will be gifts given away and everyone is invited to attend the event.
The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. on March 3. There will be two shows on March 4, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call Alice Mosley (601) 482-5138.

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