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Local Digest

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds walk
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Walk for a Cure" will be held Saturday at Bonita Lakes. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., and the walk begins at 2 p.m.
In addition to the fitness and fun, participants can earn prizes. The top fund-raiser in each designated area will win two round-trip tickets on American Airlines. For information, call Laurie Martin (800) 344-4823.
UWA presents spring concert
The University of West Alabama Concert Choir and University Singers will present a "Spring Concert" on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Candidates forum set for April 26
A forum for mayoral candidates will be held on April 26 at the Council of Organizations Building, 814 45th Ave. in Meridian. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. A panel of three will question the candidates. The audience will also be allowed to ask questions. The forum is sponsored by the Viscounts Civic and Social Club of Meridian. The public is invited to attend.
Nurses to hold convention in Meridian
The Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurses Association will hold its 31st annual state convention April 25-27 at the Howard Johnson Inn. For more information, call Jim or Mae Blackledge, (601) 763-5151; Opal Ezell, (601) 833-1360 or Emily Garner, (662) 566-4611.
Bands to present spring concert
Southeast Lauderdale High School Band and the All-county High School Jazz Band will present a spring concert on April 27, at 7 p.m., in the Southeast High School gym. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Hilltop Homes collects 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.
Rabies clinic set for May 5
To ensure protection from rabies for cats and dogs, public and private partners will offer a series of vaccination clinics on Saturdays this spring and summer. Lauderdale County's animal rabies clinic is scheduled for May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Highland Park.
Licensed veterinarians will administer the rabies vaccine at a cost of $5 for each dog or cat. For safety, all animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
St. Patrick School presents MayFest 2001
St. Patrick School will hold MayFest 2001 on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the school. There will be great food, raffles, games, hay rides, a silent auction and live entertainment. The school is located at 2700 Davis St. in Meridian. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 482-6044.
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 at 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.
SuperStop Stompers to host fish fry
The SuperStop Stompers will sponsor a fish fry and bake sale on May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the SuperStop main office at 5625 Old Highway 80 West.
Each carry-out plate will have fish, french fries, coleslaw, roll and drink for $6. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Tickets can be purchased at any SuperStop store, or call 483-8291 to order your tickets by phone.