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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.
Saddle Club to meet May 10
The Bonita Lakes Saddle Club will meet May 10 at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. All members are asked to attend. A gift of equestrian equipment will also be presented to the Agri-Center. A meal will be provided beginning at 6 p.m.; the meeting will be at 7 p.m.
To make reservations, call Jennifer Seals at 482-1005 or 482-5781.
The Second Annual Tom Stephenson Memorial Trail Ride will be held May 12 at Bonita Lakes. Registration will be held from 8-9 a.m. at the boat landing. The morning ride will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served at noon.
A donation of $15 per person is requested. The cost for children 12 and under is $5. This donation includes lunch; proceeds will be donated to the Lauderdale County Animal Shelter.
For more information, contact Linda Barham at 681-8295 or Tom Butler at 485-7100.
Super Stop Stompers to host fish fry
The Super Stop Stompers will sponsor a fish fry and bake sale on May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Super Stop 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 Super Stop store, or call 483-8291 to order your tickets by phone.
Redistricting Committee to meet in Meridian
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 committee is scheduled to meet in Meridian on May 19, at 5 p.m., at Meridian Community College. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.msjrc.state.ms.us.