Feb. 16, 2002
Wesley Chapel UMC hosts
March for Christ' program
People of different denominations have been invited to participate in an evening of music and praise in a "March for Christ" program today at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 512 18th St.
Special guests include the W.C. Griffin Singers, mimers and praise dancers of St. John MB Church in Meridian. A $10 donation is being asked of each participant.
For additional information, contact the Rev. Keith Carter, pastor, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 482-0809.
Family Matters Conference and Youth Rally
Both events begin at 6 p.m.
Speakers for the parent conference will be Jim Cook, a motivational speaker and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and Judge Eric Andell, senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige.
Cook also will be the Youth Rally speaker. There will be a band, door prizes and a free Family Matters T-shirt (while supplies last) for participants who bring two canned goods.
Art for Heart holds fund-raiser
Art for Heart, a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Northwood Country Club.
The event will include a silent and live art auction. Artwork is on display at Cartmell Gallery until Thursday. Sealed preliminary bids will be accepted.
For information, contact Betty Lou Jones at 482-0166.
Health Fair in Meridian Thursday
The Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County will sponsor a Health Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the Lauderdale County Boy's and Girl's Club.
Blood pressure check, glucose screening and health and safety educational information will be provided by various agencies.
The club is at 1717 45th Ave. For information, call 696-4472.
Order of Eastern Star
celebrating Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Louise Chapter 426, Order of the Easter Star will present a program featuring songs, skits, speeches and memorabilia depicting various aspects of the black experience.
The program will be Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 2075 Russell Mt. Gilead Road in the Russell Community.
Elk's Heritage Celebration Feb. 24
R.B. Matthew Temple No. 739 Daughters of Elk will present a Heritage Celebration in honor of Black History Month.
The program will be Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Elk Home.
Silverleaf to celebrate
Black History Month
Storyteller Ruby Yarbrough will present a program Monday at Silverleaf in celebration of Black History Month.
On Feb. 25, Ward Calhoun will present "Black History The Story of the Black Confederate Soldiers."
For information, call 483-4566.
Calvary Christian School
Calvary Christian School will host its annual Auction and Spaghetti Supper on Feb. 25 in the school auditorium.
The auction includes items donated by local businesses. Children at the school are also competing to win a free month's tuition. The child who has the most people attend the fund raiser will receive the prize.
The supper is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
For information, call the school at 483-2305.
Aldersgate sponsoring annual dinner
The resident council at Aldersgate Retirement Community is sponsoring an annual Chicken Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The menu will include, chicken spaghetti, Italian green beans, green salad, bread and banana pudding. Plates are $6 and take-out is available.
For information, call 482-5561.
Postal workshop scheduled
The U.S. Postal Service has reopened registration for candidates to take the rural carrier associates exam.
The Meridian area QWL-EI group is presenting a free workshop for the public. Sessions will be 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Main Post Office in Meridian, 2100 Ninth St.
Test-taking tips, sample test questions and the duties and responsibilities of a rural carrier associate will be given out.
Pickering to host
Military Academy Day
U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering will host a Military Academy Day from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 2 at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus. The campus is located at 3805 Highway 80 East in Pearl.
The Military Academy Day is designed for interested students and parents to learn more about our nation's military academies. The event is free and open to the public.
Pickering and members of his staff will be joined by representatives from each of the five service academies: U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy.
For more information call (601) 932-2410.
McRae's begins school benefit
McRae's officials invite local schools and school organizations to participate in the store's annual "School Benefit Sale." This year's event will take place 6 a.m.-10 a.m. March 2. Participants sell tickets for $5 which entitles the buyer to special store discounts. For information, or to sign up your organization, call 484-7809.
Newton Hospital sponsors
Newton Regional Hospital will sponsor a talent showcase at 2 p.m. March 9 to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2002. The show will be in Huff Auditorium at East Central Community College in Decatur.
The entry fee is $25. Entry forms may be picked up at the hospital or obtained by calling Michael Miller at 683-0325 or 635-2509.