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Benefit for Josh Walker today at Echo Lounge
March 10, 2001
A benefit will be held today to raise money for the family of Josh Walker, a local teen-ager injured in a four-wheeler accident. He is 13 years old, and is being treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at University Hospital in Jackson. He suffered massive head trauma, and was in critical condition for some time. He is aware of things now and underwent reconstructive surgery on Wednesday.
His mother, Alicia Walker, is staying with her son and is unable to work. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to pay household expenses and her expenses during her stay in Jackson.
The benefit will be held today from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Echo Lounge and will feature performances by local musicians Britt Gulley, Scott McQuaig and many others. There will be an auction and dinner plates will be sold for $5.
For information, call Charles or Lois Dickson at 693-1523.
Transplant support group to meet today
If you have had an organ transplant, if you or a family member is in need of an organ transplant, or if you want to learn more about organ transplantation and donation, the Meridian Transplant/Donor Support Group will meet today at 3 p.m., in the Jeff Anderson Hospital Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
In addition to transplant recipients and those in need of transplants, the support group welcomes members of the medical community and donor family members.
For more information, call James Laird, volunteer coordinator for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency at (800) 690-8878 or Robert Everette at 483-3800 in Meridian.
March of Dimes
training Tuesday
Team captains' training for Meridian's March of Dimes WalkAmerica will be held Tuesday, March 13, at Citizens National Bank. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. on the 5th floor. Meridian's WalkAmerica is scheduled for April 28. To attend, please RSVP to Julie at (800) 842-5117 or e-mail: Jcrump@modimes.org.
Modeling seminar
to be held Tuesday
The National Modeling Association will present a seminar in Meridian on Tuesday. Learn how to get started in the modeling industry, build a portfolio, create a composite card and contact the top agencies. Representatives will also be available for a free personal evaluations. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m. at Howard Johnson Inn in Meridian, 110 U.S. Highway 11/80. Tickets are $20 at the door, children 17 and under will be admitted free if they are accompanied by an adult.
Council on Aging
to hold meeting
The next meeting of the Lauderdale County Council on Aging will be held March 16, at 2 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an addition to the bylaws. May is Older Americans Month, and several events will be held during the month for Lauderdale County residents 55 years of age and older.
For more information, call 485-1812.
Red Cross hosting
CPR classes
March is American Red Cross month and the local Key Chapter will host a CPR class March 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Meeting Place at Bonita Lakes Mall. Participants will receive certification in adult CPR and will receive a voucher for infant and child certification at a later date.
Preregistration will be accepted before March 14 for a $25 fee. Late registration is $30 and is available the day of the event from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The course is open to anyone 13 years of age or older. Registration is limited to 35 participants.
For information, call 485-5151.
MSO to present
concert
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present the fourth concert of the 40th anniversary season on March 17. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Emma McCain Theater at Ivy Hall, on the campus of Meridian Community College.
A pre-concert lecture by Maestro Claire Fox Hillard and guest artist Miroslav Loncar begins at 7 p.m. at MCC's Casteel Gallery. The concert is entitled "The Splendor of Spain." Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15; $12 for seniors/military; and $8 for students. Children under 12 are free.
For more information, call 693-2224 or e-mail: mdnsymph@mississippi.net.
Public invited
to upcoming events
Check out these events, coming up in the next couple of weeks in East Central Mississippi:
Today-Sunday Great American Civil War Exhibition at Bonita Lakes Mall. For show times, call 693-3433.
Friday- March 18 Monster Truck Show at Lauderdale County Agri-Center. For information, call 482-8498.
Friday The Bible Echoes will perform at the Hamasa Temple Shrine Theater. For information, call 693-1361.
March 23-25 The Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Camp and Jam will be held at Sandy Ridge Park. For information, call 693-2996 or 482-0421.
March 24 The Miss Hospitality program will be held at Merrehope. For information, call the Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau at 482-8001. The application deadline is March 7.
March 31 Queen City Speedway presents the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Race. For information, call 485-0201.

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