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By Staff
Sept. 13, 2001
Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 11
Meridian's Veterans Day Parade will be held Nov. 11. at 3 p.m. Applications are now available at Chief Administrative Officer Ken Storms' office at City Hall; the deadline is Oct. 19. Look for a copy of the application in the Sunday edition of The Meridian Star.
Northeast hosts Meet the Teachers' night
Northeast Lauderdale High School will host a "Meet the Teachers" open house today at 6 p.m. in the gym. After a short welcome, parents will use their children's class schedules to guide them on a school tour, meet teachers and ask questions.
The Northeast High Booster Club will hold a short meeting after "Meet the Teachers." The 15-minute meeting will begin about 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
All parents and students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 679-8523.
Blue Sky Cowboys in concert
The Blue Sky Cowboys will be featured at the Hank Williams Sr. Birthday Celebration in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday and Saturday.
The band consists of Keith Lewis and Mike Hatcher, both of Meridian, and Bruce "Bo" Boykin of Yantley, Ala. The group will perform at the Hank Williams Sr. Museum, which is open to the public.
Brother's Keeper to appear at mall
Brother's Keeper will be in concert at Bonita Lakes Mall on Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The concert will be on the vacant lot between Great Southern National Bank and O'Charley's Restaurant &Lounge. Admission is one canned food item, which will be donated to a local charity.
Friends hold benefit for kidney patient
A benefit gospel singing, featuring the "4 Praise Quartet" from Ethel, is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Smith Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.
The event is a fund-raiser for Richard L. Whitehead, who has had both of his kidneys removed. Whitehead has been out of work for six months and is currently waiting for a kidney transplant.
The church is on Highway 491, north of Collinsville. To donate to his medical expense fund, call Hazel Purvis at (601) 986-8501.
Grant applications due Oct. 5
Applications for "Community Arts" grants awarded through the Meridian Council for the Arts are available at Meridian City Hall. Drop by the MCA offices on the third floor to pick up an application. The deadline to submit in Oct. 5.
For information, call Connie Royal at 485-1944.
Alzheimer's Walk set for Oct. 6
The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for Oct. 6 at Bonita Lakes. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.; the walk is at 9 a.m. Participating counties include Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith. For information, call 483-4720 or 484-6180.
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 next week 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.
MLT tickets now on sale
Meridian Little Theatre's tickets for season membership are now available. Prices are $45 for adults, $40 for senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the military. Students (18 and under) are $35.
Individual tickets for "Annie" will go on sale Friday. Adults are $18, senior citizens, military and students are $16.
For information, call the MLT Box Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 482-6371.

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