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MLT Spring Variety Sale set
It's that time again! The Meridian Little Theatre Guild Spring Variety Sale will be held April 20-21.
Now is the time to clean out your closets, garages and attics. Please bring your tax-deductible items to the Meridian Little Theatre, Highway 39 North, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Large donations can be picked up. Items needed include clothes, shoes, jewelry, toys, linens, games, books, pictures, dishes, appliances, furniture and bric-a-brac.
For more information, call Dorothy Torgerson at 482-0930; or the Meridian Little Theatre office at 482-6371.
Auction to be held at Agricultural Museum
The board of directors of the Neshoba County Philadelphia Historical Museum Inc., will hold an auction to benefit the Agricultural Museum
The auction will be held behind the museum at 303 Water Avenue, on April 21. The museum will be open at 8 a.m. for those wishing to view the items for sale. The auction will begin at 9 a.m., and will last until all items have been auctioned. All proceeds from the sale will go toward paying for the museum.
The Ag museum will be open on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. and last throughout the day for items to be brought in and donated to be sold at the auction. Do not bring clothes or shoes to be auctioned. Bring any household, tools or farm items, in good condition, that you do not need anymore but that others would like to buy for use at their home, farm or business.
The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
Partnership accepting grant applications
The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi is accepting grant applications from faith-based organizations through its Community Youth Partners program.
Applications for the $2,000 grants can be obtained at the office of Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County, 806 Highway 19 North, Suite 385. Grantees will agree to conduct a Students Working Against Tobacco day camp during the summer and conduct monthly SWAT activities throughout the year.
The application deadline is April 20.
For more information, visit The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi's Web site at www.healthy-miss.org or call 696-4472.
Kemper Academy presents Elvis show
The "Elvis Presley Show," featuring a 12-member cast with a live band and a sound and light show, will be held April 21, at 7 p.m., at Kemper Academy Gymnasium.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Children under 4 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Kemper Academy High School office.
For more information, call 743-5841, 743-5351 or 743-5888.
Hilltop Homes collect rummage sale items
Volunteers for Hilltop Home for Boys and Hilltop Home for Girls are seeking items for their annual "Spring Rummage Sale," to be held May 3-4 at the boys' home. All donations are tax-deductible. Items needed include clothes, furniture, knickknacks, appliances and dishes.
Items may be delivered to the boys' home at 7297 Highway 39 North, or the girls' home at 5207 Zero Road. Large donations can be picked up. For more information, call 482-0432.
MSO to present final concert of season
The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present the fifth and final concert of the 40th Anniversary Season May 5, at 8 p.m. The concert will be held in the Emma McCain Theatre on the campus of Meridian Community College. A pre-concert lecture led by Maestro Claire Fox Hillard begins at 7 p.m. in the Casteel Gallery. The concert is entitled "40th Anniversary Grand Finale."
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15 adults, $12 for seniors/military, and $8 for students. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For information, call 693-2224 or e-mail: mdnsymph@mississippi.net. The public is invited to attend.
Public hearings schedule in May
A series of public hearings during May has been scheduled to receive citizens' input into the future shape of Mississippi's congressional and legislative districts.
The Joint Legislative Reapportionment and Congressional Redistricting Committee will use information gained at the hearings to help them redraw district lines for the state's four congressional and 174 state legislative districts.
The committee will hear input to be used in both congressional and legislative redistricting.
A Web site has also been established by the committee for citizens seeking information about the redistricting process. It contains a schedule of hearings, links to U.S. Census Bureau information and a list of committee members. The Web site address is: www.msjrc.state.ms.us
The committee will be in Meridian on May 19, at Meridian Community College Auditorium, 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.