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Local Digest

By Staff
April 28, 2001
Ole Miss Alumni Association to meet Wednesday
The University of Mississippi Alumni Association, District 7, will meet Wednesday at Northwood Country Club.
A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Featured speakers include: Dr. Robert Khayat, chancellor of the University of Mississippi; Herb Deweese, president of the Ole Miss Alumni Association; David Cutcliffe, head football coach; and Rob Barnes, head basketball coach.
Public invited
to upcoming events
The public is invited to these upcoming events:
Meridian High School Band and Orchestra Concert Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at MHS auditorium. An art exhibit will be on display in the lobby. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.
National Day of Prayer to be observed in Lake Thursday at the Lake Depot Pavilion, as part of the National Day of Prayer observance. The public is invited to attend. The event will begin at noon. For information, call Frank Edmondson at 775-3857.
Mississippi Mule Festival and Pull May 5 at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and children over 6 years of age. For information, call Grace Robb at 659-7965 or Jerry Hamrick at 727-3193.
Mississippi Minority Caucus n May 8-10 at Holiday Inn Express and Union Station. For registration information, contact Jimmie Smith at 482-9746.
The Annual Motorcycle "Run for the Wall" May 21 passing through Meridian in route to Washington, D.C., for a Memorial Day celebration. For information, contact Don Stringer (601) 957-9900 or (601) 824-9356.
West Lauderdale chorus to present concert
The West Lauderdale High School chorus will present a year-end concert, "A Knight of Song and Dance," Tuesday at the Temple Theatre. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
The concert will include music from the 54-member SATB concert choir, the SSA choir, the madrigal ensemble, the girls' sextet and the boys' quartet. The choir is accompanied by Chrissy Fincher and directed by Twyla Hurst. There is no admission fee but donations will be collected at the door.
Metro Ambulance
Service to host lunch
Metro Ambulance Service will host a Spaghetti Plate Lunch Wednesday. The cost is $5 and includes spaghetti, roll, cole slaw and dessert. Delivery is available in the city for five or more plates. To order, call 485-2958 or fax 482-1316. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
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 Thursday and Friday 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.
Collinsville to host Lively Arts Festival
Collinsville's 13th Annual Lively Arts Festival will be held May 5 beginning at 10 a.m. Activities include arts and crafts, ball games, coke toss, various food and game booths and much more. Chicken plates will be available at 11 a.m. Live entertainment is also planned. All activities will be held around the old Collinsville School.
Weems to hold yard sale fund-raiser
Weems Community Mental Health Center will hold a yard sale May 5 at the Weems Community Mental Health Center, 1415 College Drive in Meridian. The event will run from 7 a.m. until noon. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Swim association plans rummage sale
The Meridian Swim Association will hold its annual rummage sale May 5 at the old location of Bonnie Jeans, next to Rite Aid in Broadmoor Shopping Center. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event is held every year to raise money to buy equipment for the summer swim season. Clothes, furniture, appliances and bric-a-brac items can be donated. For more information, or to make a donation, call Teresa Lisenbe at 483-8724 or Brenda Moody at 485-7931.
298th to celebrate 50th anniversary
Members of the 298th Corps Support Battalion of the Mississippi Army National Guard will host an open house celebrating the unit's 50th anniversary May 5 at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia. The unit will display modern and historical military equipment and will have the Neshoba Central and Philadelphia High School Stage Bands on hand for entertainment. A formal ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Gospel Night tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for Gospel Night at the Jimmie Rodgers Festival set for 7 p.m. May 3 at the Temple Theatre.
Reserved seating tickets are available for $10 at the theatre box office located at Eighth Street and 24th Avenue. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may also be ordered by calling 693-5353. For more information on the Jimmie Rodgers Festival, call (888) 868-7720 or 482-8001.
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.

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