Local Digest

By Staff
May 19, 2001
Jaycees sponsor blood drive
The Meridian Jaycees will sponsor a blood drive Monday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the United Blood Services Center, located at 1115 25th Ave. Donors' cars will be washed while they are waiting and each donor will receive a "Life-Saver" T-shirt. The Jaycees will also cook hamburgers for donors from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
UBS employees say they need to stock up on blood donations for emergencies that may occur during Memorial Day weekend. For information, call 482-2482.
McClure benefit set for May 25
A benefit barbecue for Kim McClure, a 31-year-old single parent recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, will be held May 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The benefit will be held at 1201 28th Ave., next to Queen City Nursing Center. Hamburger or hot dog plates will be served for $5 each. Delivery will be available for orders of five plates or more. McClure has no medical insurance and is unable to work.
For information, call 483-1467.
MCCSA presents community awards
Multi-County Community Service Agency will present its annual "Community Action Day" awards May 24 at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. The banquet and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Janice Broome Brooks, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For ticket information, call 483-4838 or (800) 898-0659.
U.S. Postal Service
workshop offered
The U.S. Postal Service QWL-EI team will present a workshop May 24 at the downtown Meridian Post Office, 2100 Ninth St.
The workshop, which will run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., will explain the duties of rural carrier associates and allow interested participants to sign up to take the RCA test. Sample questions to improve performance on the test will also be provided. For information, call 693-2581.
Candidates forum
set for May 24
The Meridian/Lauderdale County Branch of the NAACP will host the second in a series of Candidates Forums May 24 at Clark's Funeral Home, 621 30th Ave. The debate will get under way at 6:30 p.m.
Candidates for mayor and city council seats have been invited to appear. This will be an opportunity for interested citizens to ask questions and hear the positions of the various candidates. The public is invited to attend.
Hamasa Shriners
to hold dance
The Parade Marshal Unit of Hamasa Shrine Temple will sponsor a dance May 26 honoring the memory of the late Raymond Davis, who was a parade marshal for many years.
The dance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from any member of the Parade Marshal Unit, the Hamasa Temple Recorders office or Peavey's Melody Music. For information, call 483-3274.
Newton Country
Club hosts tourney
The Newton Country club will host a golf tournament May 27-28, beginning at 1:30 on Sunday and 1 p.m. on Monday. The three-person scramble entry fee is $25 per person.
To enter, call Joel Nelson at 683-3770 or 683-3101, or Clay Chapman at 683-3422 or 683-3351.
Fish fry benefits
Relay for Life
Trustmark National Bank will hold a fish fry May 31 to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Plates are $6 and include fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and a drink.
Volunteers will serve lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The bank is located at 700 23rd Ave. To order in advance, call Neil Henry at 693-9750 or Robin Shelton at 693-9733.
Hickory Day
set for June 9
Hickory Day will be held June 9 in Hickory's downtown park. Events include shopping booths, antique cars, entertainment, games and a children's corner. The event is sponsored by the Greater Hickory Chamber of Commerce.
For information, call 646-9496 or 646-2211.
Public invited
to attend
The public is invited to these upcoming events:
The Annual Motorcycle "Run for the Wall" Monday passing through Meridian in route to Washington, D.C., for a Memorial Day celebration. For information, call Don Stringer at (601) 957-9900 or (601) 824-9356.
Memorial Day  Memorial Day Services will be held May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in downtown Meridian.
Volunteers needed
for State Games
State Games of Mississippi needs volunteers to help at the 2001 Games, scheduled for June 15-17 and June 21-24 in Meridian.
For volunteer applications and schedules, call State Games of Mississippi at (800) 482-0205 or e-mail stgamiss@aol.com.
Children's Chorus
holding auditions
The Meridian Children's Chorus is holding auditions for the 2001-02 season. The chorus is open by audition to young people in grades three-12 from Meridian and the surrounding areas. Next year the chorus will travel to Canterbury and London, England.
For more information or to schedule an audition, call 693-7910.

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