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Crisis Pregnancy Center being established
A Crisis Pregnancy Center is being established for Lauderdale County. The organization will meet Monday at Northpointe Presbyterian Church, starting at 7 p.m. Counselors, doctors and volunteers willing to donate time should call the church at 482-7744 or Craig Ziemba at 679-8146.
Public invited to upcoming events
Check out these events, coming up in the next couple of weeks in east central Mississippi:
April 20-21 The Ralph Morgan Rodeo will be held at Ralph Morgan Arena in Lauderdale. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. The rodeo starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 679-8861.
April 21 The Central Mississippi Spring Review Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. at East Central Community College's Huff Auditorium. The entry fee is $35, and the photo fee is $10. Contestants should wear Sunday dresses. Registration deadline is Monday. For more information, call 683-7985.
April 26 The Main Event Business and Industry Expo will be held at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
The staff of the Lauderdale County Agri-Center announces these upcoming events: 1) April 22-23 Hendrix Family Circus; 2) May 5 Sixth Annual Mississippi Mule Festival; 3) May 12 Southern District NBHA Barrel Show. For more information, call 482-8498.
Transplant Support Group meeting in Meridian
If you have had an organ transplant, if you or a family member is in need of an organ transplant, or perhaps, if you just want to learn more about organ transplantation and donation, the Meridian Transplant/Donor Support Group will meet today at 3 p.m. in the Jeff Anderson Hospital Auditorium on the ground floor. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call James Laird, volunteer coordinator for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at (800) 690-8878. Local contacts are Robert Everett, (601) 483-3800 and Linda Allan at (601) 656-8674 in Meridian.
Concerts to be held at University of West Alabama
The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present "Symphonic Pops from Two Worlds" Thursday, in the Bibb Graves Auditorium on the campus of the University of West Alabama.
The concert is sponsored by The Sumter County Fine Arts Council in cooperation with UWA. Admission is free to SCFAC members and UWA students. Adult admission is $7 and student admission is $2.
The University of West Alabama Concert Choir and University Singers will present a Spring Concert on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
MLT Spring Variety Sale set
It's that time again! The Meridian Little Theatre Guild Spring Variety Sale will be held April 20-21.
Now is the time to clean out your closets, garages and attics. Please bring your tax-deductible items to the Meridian Little Theatre, Highway 39 North, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Large donations can be picked up. Items needed include clothes, shoes, jewelry, toys, linens, games, books, pictures, dishes, appliances, furniture and bric-a-brac.
For more information, call Dorothy Torgerson at 482-0930; or the Meridian Little Theatre office at 482-6371.
Auction set at Agricultural Museum
The board of directors of the Neshoba County Philadelphia Historical Museum Inc., will hold an auction to benefit the Agricultural Museum
The auction will be held behind the museum at 303 Water Avenue next Saturday. The museum will be open at 8 a.m. for people wishing to view the items for sale. The auction will begin at 9 a.m., and will last until all items have been auctioned. All proceeds from the sale will go toward paying for the museum.
The Ag museum will be open on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. for items to be brought in and donated to be sold at the auction. Please do not bring clothes or shoes to be auctioned. Bring any household, tools or farm items, in good condition.
The museum is open from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
Partnership accepting grant applications
The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi is accepting grant applications from faith-based organizations through its Community Youth Partners program.
Applications for the $2,000 grants may be obtained at the office of Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County, 806 Highway 19 North, Suite 385. Grantees will agree to conduct a Students Working Against Tobacco day camp during the summer and conduct monthly SWAT activities throughout the year.
The application deadline is Friday.
For more information, visit The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi's Web site at www.healthy-miss.org or call 696-4472.
Kemper Academy presents Elvis show
The "Elvis Presley Show," featuring a 12-member cast with a live band and a sound and light show, will be held next Saturday at 7 p.m., at Kemper Academy Gymnasium.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Children under 4 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Kemper Academy High School office.
For more information, call 743-5841, 743-5351 or 743-5888.

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