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Modeling seminar to be held today
The National Modeling Association will present a seminar in Meridian today. Learn how to get started in the modeling industry, build a portfolio, create a composite card and contact the top agencies. Representatives will also be available for a free personal evaluations. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m. at Howard Johnson Inn in Meridian, 110 U.S. Highway 11/80. Tickets are $20 at the door, children 17 and under will be admitted free if they are accompanied by an adult.
March of Dimes training set for today
Team captains' training for Meridian's March of Dimes WalkAmerica will be held today at Citizens National Bank. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. on the 5th floor. Meridian's WalkAmerica is scheduled for April 28. To attend, please RSVP to Julie at (800) 842-5117 or e-mail: Jcrump@modimes.org.
MSU-Meridian closed for spring break
The Meridian Campus of Mississippi State University will be closed until Monday, March 19, at 8 a.m. for Spring Break holidays. During this time no classes will be held and administrative offices will be closed. The building will be open and manned by security during limited hours, however, for students who wish to use the computer labs or go to the university bookstore. Bookstore hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Building hours during Spring Break are:
Today: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Advising and pre-registration for the 2001 summer and fall semesters is March 27-April 12 by appointment. Additional information is available on the MSU-Meridian Web site at http://www.msstate.edu/meridian.
Council on Aging to hold meeting
The next meeting of the Lauderdale County Council on Aging will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an addition to the bylaws. May is Older Americans Month, and several events will be held during the month for Lauderdale County residents 55 years of age and older.
For more information, call 485-1812.
VFW to participate in Community Day
Meridian's VFW post will be participating in Community Day on Saturday at Bonita Lakes Mall. Community Day runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. VFW personnel will be on hand to help register new members, and explain Buddy Poppie donations and the Smoke-eaters program.
Veterans need to bring their DD214 or discharge papers. For more information, call Marvin Weir at 626-8128.
Red Cross hosting CPR classes
March is American Red Cross month and the local Key Chapter will host a CPR class Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Meeting Place at Bonita Lakes Mall. Participants will receive certification in adult CPR and will receive a voucher for infant and child certification at a later date.
Preregistration will be accepted before March 14 for a $25 fee. Late registration is $30 and is available the day of the event from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The course is open to anyone 13 years of age or older. Registration is limited to 35 participants.
For information, call 485-5151.
MSO to present concert
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present the fourth concert of the 40th anniversary season on Saturday. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Emma McCain Theater at Ivy Hall on the campus of Meridian Community College.
A pre-concert lecture by Maestro Claire Fox Hillard and guest artist Miroslav Loncar begins at 7 p.m. at MCC's Casteel Gallery. The concert is titled "The Splendor of Spain." Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15; $12 for seniors/military; and $8 for students. Children under 12 are free.
For more information, call 693-2224 or e-mail: mdnsymph@mississippi.net.
Public invited to upcoming events
Check out these events, coming up in the next couple of weeks in East Central Mississippi:
Friday-Sunday Monster Truck Show at Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
Friday 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.
March 31 Queen City Speedway presents the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Race. For information, call 485-0201.

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