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By Staff
Feb. 14, 2002
Health Fair in Quitman on Friday
The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Clarke County Homemaker Volunteers will sponsor a Health Fair From 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Multi-Purpose Building in Quitman. Blood pressure and glucose tolerance will be checked. Various agencies will offer educational information. For information, call 776-3951.
March for Christ' program scheduled Saturday
People of different denominations have been invited to participate in an evening of music and praise in a "March for Christ" program on Saturday 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.
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.
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.
Calvary Christian School hosting fund raiser
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 to be held
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.
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 talent showcase
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.