Local digest

By Staff
Aug. 18, 2001
Reservation deadline
nears for tour of Meridian
Lauderdale County Tourism is inviting area residents to be tourists in their own town with a city tour Thursday. The tourism office will provide a half-day guided tour on Meridian's trolley car at 8:30 a.m.
Stops will include Rose Hill Cemetery, Merrehope, Jimmie Rodgers Museum, Dentzel Carousel, E.F. Young Jr. Manufacturing Co. and the Peavey Museum.
Limited space is available and reservations must be made by Monday. The trolley will leave the tourism office at 212 21st Ave. For information, contact the Lauderdale County Tourism office at 482-8001.
Workshop targets
home buyers
Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) an award-winning program of the Institute for Disability Studies of the University of Southern Mississippi will sponsor a one-day, home-buyer education workshop Aug. 25 for residents in Lauderdale and surrounding counties with and without disabilities.
The workshop will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at MIDD, at 1405 College Drive in Meridian. Call Cassie Hicks at the IDA at (601) 266-5163 or 888-671-0051 to preregister. Lunch will be provided.
Benefit for
Moore family
A benefit for Stacy Savell Moore's family will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Longino Senior Citizen Building. Gospel music, a benefit auction, a cake walk and concessions will be offered.
For information, call 656-1317 or 650-9483.
Scooba Day'
set for Sept. 3
The Annual "Scooba Day" will be Sept. 3, at the Scooba Riding Club Arena. The horse show begins at 10 a.m., with sign up at 9:30 a.m.
The day is sponsored by the Scooba Riding Club and Kemper Academy's ninth grade class. Negative Coggins Test papers, showing horses aren't carrying equine anemia, must accompany all horses entering the grounds.
For information, call Charlie Irby at (662) 476-9221 or Kyla Moore at (662) 476-5735.
Union to host
Country Day'
Union's 25th annual Country Day will be Aug. 25 in downtown Union. The Antique Car Parade will precede the program.
Owners of antiques cars can preregister by calling the Union Chamber of Commerce office at 774-9586.
Philadelphia to
host Autumnfest
Autumnfest is set for Sept. 8 around the courthouse in downtown Philadelphia. It begins at 9 a.m., with entertainment throughout the day.
Autumnfest is an open-air festival that features events for children and adults. It showcases local and regional performing and visual arts talent.
For information, call 656-9838. It is sponsored by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council.
hold classes
Lauderdale Association Women Shooters will have a fall 2001 handgun class from 6:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 13 and 18. A morning class is set for Sept. 15.
NRA certified instructors teach the classroom and range sessions. The class is limited to 20 students and costs $40.
For information, call Betty Lacy at 681-8575 or Mildred Thompson at 485-5725.
Central UM Church
sponsoring divorce workshop
Central United Methodist Church will host a divorce recovery workshop on Tuesday nights Sept. 11-Oct. 30. The class is from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
The class is $30 and includes a study book and resources. Several guest speakers will present programs.
For information, call the church at 693-1521.
NAMI to conduct family
education classes
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Mississippi will offer free Family-to-Family education classes beginning in September for family members of people with schizophrenia, manic depression, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder.
The 12-class course offers the family member illness information, medication review, communication/coping skills, self-care/support and services.
For details or to register, call 800-357-0388.
Pecan Festival
set for September
The Mississippi Pecan Festival is currently taking applications for arts and craft booths for this year's festival. The 15th Annual Pecan Festival will be Sept. 29-30, in Richton.
To reserve booth space call (601) 525-3792 or (601) 964-8201.
Crusin' with MHS
classes 1975 and 1980
The Meridian High School classes of 1975 and 1980 have coordinated a special reunion date for a seven-day Carnival cruise out of New Orleans on June 9-16, 2002.
The Inspiration will travel to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Playa De Carmen and Cozumel. The classes of 1975 and 1980 had so much fun last year that they're "Crusin' Again" and offering a reunion alternative to the MSH classes of 1972, 1977 and 1982.
For more information, call Sharon at 485-4959 or 484-6850 by Aug. 25.