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By Staff
Nov. 6, 2001
Epilepsy Foundation to hold seizure symposium today at MCC
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will host a seizure information symposium today, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., in the Meridian Room at Meridian Community College. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Kim McNeel at 484-8777 or Ruth Tatum at (800) 898-0291.
Ralph Null to sign books
Ralph Null, well known for his southern garden style of design, will have a book signing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Reflections of the Modern Garden. Null, former director of the retail floral design program at Mississippi State University, will sign his new book, "Spring Arrangements from the Southern Garden."
Null has exhibited and taught design classes in London, Cape Town, Sydney and Tokyo. His design presentations have been featured at the Smithsonian Institute, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
For more information, call 482-2111.
Salvation Army extends Christmas registration
The Salvation Army will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Photo identification is required for everyone in the household. Interested people must apply in person at 117 Sixth Ave. For information, call 483-6156.
Make-A-Wish meets Thursday
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi will hold its monthly Meridian Volunteer Luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Rush Medical Group. The session will take place in the 6th floor boardroom. A Wish Granter Training Session will be 5:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. the same day and place.
The public is invited to attend. There is no charge. For information, call (800) 819-4072 or e-mail:
Neshoba County Cattlemen to meet
The Neshoba County Cattlemen's Association will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.
Rick Evans, area livestock specialist with North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, will be the guest speaker.
Pre-register by noon on Thursday by calling 656-3463, 656-3501 or 656-4602.
Wesley House continuing Christmas registration
Wesley House Community Center will take applications for Christmas assistance through Friday. The public can register from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wesley House is at 1520 Eighth Ave. For information, call 485-4736.
Mediator barbecue set for Saturday
The 32nd Annual Church of the Mediator Barbecue is set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Plates will include pork or beef barbecue, cole slaw, baked beans and Texas toast for $6.
Three-pound packages of pulled pork or beef will be sold.
A freezer/bake sale featuring casseroles, gumbo, red beans and rice, breads and desserts will be held in the parish center. Arts and crafts and children's activities will also be offered.
All proceeds will go to local charities.
The church is at 3825 35th Ave. For delivery of five or more plates, call 483-3959.
Stephen Kirkpatrick to hold book-signing
Wildlife photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick will sign copies of his new book, "Wilder Mississippi," from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. The book-signing session will take place at Hart-Hall Ltd., 1521 24th Ave.
Kirkpatrick has published more than 2,000 photographs in books and magazines. His photo collections are accompanied by passages describing the lure of the Mississippi wilderness.