Local Digest

By Staff
March 19, 2002
Head Start registration set for this week
Head Start registration for the 2002-2003 school year begins this week, from 9 a.m. to noon at Highway Village on Wednesday, Magnolia Courts on Thursday and Western Gardens and Cedar Bend (at Western Gardens site) on Friday.
Children must be 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1 to be eligible for programs. Please bring birth certificate, Social Security card, updated immunization card and verification of household income. For information, call 482-5211.
Edward L. Hubbard to speak at meeting
Retired Air Force Col. Edward L. Hubbard will be the featured speaker Wednesday at a financial services seminar hosted by Edward Jones Investments. Hubbard is a published author and motivational speaker. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association auditorium. The seminar is open to the public. For information, call Fred J. Porter at 483-6777.
Meridian Civitan Club presents concert
The Meridian Civitan Club will present Terry Joe Terrill, Angelina McKeithen and Tony Gore and Majesty live in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Temple Theater. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available at the Bible Book Store and Fishes &Loaves. All proceeds go to local charities.
Benefit trail ride and dance Saturday
A benefit trail ride and dance is set for Saturday at the Union Riding Club Arena. Proceeds will help restore the Confederate Soldier Monument at the Neshoba County Courthouse.
Tickets are $10. The ride begins at 10 a.m. An auction and concert featuring Britt Gully and Scott McQuaig will begin at 7 p.m. For information, call Linda Spears or Ellie Davis at 774-9704 after 6 p.m.
Enterprise VFD holds barbecue
The Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service will have a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Plates are $5. Proceeds benefit the department.
Johnathan's Day set for Saturday
A Family Fun Day to benefit Johnathan Andrew Mars will take place Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. A softball tournament will be the same day at First Assembly of God. Four-year-old Johnathan Mars is once again receiving chemotherapy. A prayer vigil will take place at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to Johnathan's Cancer Fund. To volunteer, or for information, call Angie Denney at 693-6003 or 679-7107.
Silverleaf Manor hosting Spring Fling
Silverleaf Manor will host a front Porch Spring Fling at 2 p.m. March 28. Entertainment and hot dogs will be provided. In the event of rain, the fun will move indoors. It is open to the public.
Way of the Cross set for March 29
Way of the Cross, Way of Peace, an annual march in remembrance of Christ's last day, is set for Good Friday, March 29. The event will begin at noon at the Lauderdale County courthouse on Constitution Avenue and continue through downtown Meridian, making stops at 14 stations representing Holy places. The public is invited to walk along.
For more information, call Sister Andre Burkhart at 693-1321.
Vimville VFD holding fund-raiser
The Vimville Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual fund-raiser. Volunteers will be out in the fire district going door-to-door through April 1, handing out flyers about how to make donations through East Mississippi Electric Power Association and Long Creek Water Association bills.
Donations will go to training and equipment at the fire department.
Martin VFD holding fund-raiser
The Martin Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual fund-raiser beginning at 9 a.m. March 30. Chicken plates cost $5. Antiques, gel candles, baskets, wood crafts, painted gourds and more will be on sale.
All money raised will benefit the department.
Seminar to help fathers set for March 30
The Seven Secrets of Effective Fathers seminar will be March 30, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Union Station. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For information, call Bill Harper Sr. at 482-9863 or Barbara Smith at 481-1961.
Calvary Christian School holding fund-raiser
Beginning at 5 a.m. on April 1, Calvary Christian School will be raising money to maintain the school and to assist students with tuition.
With help from the Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Co., cases of Coke will be sold from the back of a Coke truck parked in front of the school. The public is invited to participate in the fund-raiser.
MDA fishing tournament set for April 6
The Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order from the University of Southern Mississippi is hosting the 4th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fishing Tournament.
The tournament is set for April 6 at Okatibbee Lake on the Collinsville Water Park side. The entry fee is $50 a boat ($25 a person). The weigh-in will be at 3:30 p.m.
For information, call Chris Boozer at (601) 917-7853 or John Elias at (601) 583-2582.
Hudspeth Center helps children
Hudspeth Center Early Intervention Program provides services to children up to 3 years old who demonstrate a delay in two or more developmental areas or who are at risk of developing delays.
Services are provided according to individual needs and may include educational services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, parent training and support, behavioral intervention and transition to school.
For information, call Tanzie Brown at 692-2765.
Care Lodge seeking volunteers
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter is seeking volunteers for the agency. Anyone interested in becoming part of the Care Lodge team should call the office for an application. The Volunteer Training Workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. April 8.
For information, call 482-8719.