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Magna Home Health hosting Child Safety Day
A Child Safety Day is scheduled from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. today at Magna Home Health. Puppet shows for children aged 3-10 will take place every 30 minutes. There will be clowns, cotton candy, popcorn, snowballs and door prizes.
The event is presented by Magna Home Health of Mississippi and Primary Home Care of Alabama. Magna Home Health is on Highway 19 North, next to Wal-Mart.
For information, call 484-6726.
MHS Booster Club holds fund-raiser
The Meridian High School Boys Basketball Booster Club will sponsor a "draw-down" in connection with the annual Blue-White Game and Meet the Wildcats Night. The event will be today, with the celebrity game at 6 p.m. in the basketball gym.
Draw-down tickets are $20. Game admission is free.
Fund established for Kimberly Culpepper
A fund to help pay Kimberly Culpepper's medical costs has been established at Citizens National Bank. The 19-year-old Chunky resident has spinal meningitis. Donations may be made at any Citizens branch.
Ageless Heroes' program seeks local nominations
Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 26 for the annual Mississippi "Ageless Heroes" program.
The program honors 24 senior citizens in Mississippi for their activities, vitality and accomplishments. People may be nominated in six categories: community involvement, creativity, love of learning, new beginnings, good neighbor and vitality.
Nominations may be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
To request a nomination form, call (800) 222-1331 or visit www.bcbsms.com.
Make a Difference Day set for Oct. 27
Make a Difference Day will be observed in Clarke County on Oct. 27. The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, the event's sponsor, asks every person in the county to do a random act of kindness for someone that day. This act of kindness can be done for a friend, a family member or a stranger. If you are a recipient of one of these random acts of kindness, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 776-5701.
St. Patrick hosts fall festival
St. Patrick School will host its annual Fall Carnival and Spaghetti Dinner from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Family Life Center, next to the school at 2700 Davis St.
Admission is $1 each, with a maximum of $5 per family. The carnival will feature food, games, a costume contest, a haunted house and more.
Spaghetti dinners will be served from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $5 a plate. Take-outs are available, and orders of 10 or more can be delivered.
Kemper Academy to host Halloween Carnival
Kemper Academy will host a Halloween Carnival beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.
The carnival will feature a hay ride, pre-school costume contest and pumpkin decorating contest. Concessions and games will be available. Game tickets are 50 cents each.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. For information, call Kathye Howard at (662) 476-5770 or the school office at (601) 743-2232.
Newton County offering flu shots
The Newton County Health Department will be offering flu shots on Oct. 31. For people with Medicare Part B or Medicaid will shot will be free, other wise the shot is $10.
Office hours are 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 635-2337.
Saddle Club holds fall trail ride
The Bonita Lakes Saddle Club in conjunction with the Lauderdale County Agri-Center is sponsoring the Fall Trail Ride on Nov. 3. Registration will be from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. at the Agri-Center. The morning ride will be from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. The afternoon ride is scheduled from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The gate fee is $15 a person. The cost for children under 12 is $5. Owners must have proof of negative Coggins tests for their horses. No dogs will be allowed on the trail ride.
For information, call Dottie Sharp at 482-1005 or Tom Butler at 485-7100.
MMA to hold 2001 Art Auction
The Meridian Museum of Art will have its 2001 art auction at Union Station on Nov. 3.
The event will feature a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live music by Carey Smith and door prizes from local merchants. The auction will include more than 60 items.
Tickets for the auction can by purchased individually or by tables of eight at $50 a person. Proceeds benefit Meridian Museum of Art. For information, call 693-1501.

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