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Local Digest

By Staff
May 22, 2001
Kim McClure benefit set for Friday
A benefit barbecue for Kim McClure, a 31-year-old single parent recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, will be held Friday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The benefit will be held at 1201 28th Ave., next to Queen City Nursing Center. Hamburger or hot dog plates will be served for $5 each. Delivery will be available for orders of five plates or more. McClure has no medical insurance and is unable to work.
For information, call 483-1467.
MCCSA presents community awards
Multi-County Community Service Agency will present its annual "Community Action Day" awards Thursday at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. The banquet and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Janice Broome Brooks, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For ticket information, call 483-4838 or (800) 898-0659.
U.S. Postal Service workshop offered
The U.S. Postal Service QWL-EI team will present a workshop Thursday at the downtown Meridian Post Office, 2100 Ninth St.
The workshop, which will run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., will explain the duties of rural carrier associates and allow interested participants to sign up to take the RCA test. Sample questions to improve performance on the test will also be provided. For information, call 693-2581.
Candidates forum set for Thursday
The Meridian/Lauderdale County Branch of the NAACP will host the second in a series of Candidates Forums on Thursday at Clark's Funeral Home, 621 30th Ave. The debate will get under way at 6:30 p.m.
Candidates for mayor and city council seats have been invited to appear. This will be an opportunity for interested citizens to ask questions and hear the positions of the various candidates. The public is invited to attend.
Hamasa Shriners to hold dance
The Parade Marshal Unit of Hamasa Shrine Temple will sponsor a dance May 26 honoring the memory of the late Raymond Davis, who was a parade marshal for many years.
The dance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from any member of the Parade Marshal Unit, the Hamasa Temple Recorders office or Peavey's Melody Music. For information, call 483-3274.
MCCSA offers home buyer education classes
Multi County Community Service Agency will be offering home buyer education classes May 29 (Sessions 1-2) and May 31 (Sessions 3-4).
The classes will be at MCCSA Neville Hall, 2900 St. Paul St., Meridian, from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Participants must attend all four session.
Those participating will learn about budgeting, credit reports, home buying, home maintenance, mortgage leans, insurance and taxes.
For information call, Marci Ann Bigelow at 484-3969.
Fish fry benefits Relay for Life
Trustmark National Bank will hold a fish fry May 31 to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Plates are $6 and include fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and a drink.
Volunteers will serve lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The bank is located at 700 23rd Ave. To order in advance, call Neil Henry at 693-9750 or Robin Shelton at 693-9733.
Hickory Day set for June 9
Hickory Day will be held June 9 in Hickory's downtown park. Events include shopping booths, antique cars, entertainment, games and a children's corner. The event is sponsored by the Greater Hickory Chamber of Commerce. For information, call 646-9496 or 646-2211.
Public invited to attend
The public is invited to these upcoming events:
Memorial Day  Memorial Day Services will be held May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in downtown Meridian.
Volunteers needed for State Games
State Games of Mississippi needs volunteers to help at the 2001 Games, scheduled for June 15-17 and June 21-24 in Meridian. For volunteer applications and schedules, call State Games of Mississippi at (800) 482-0205 or e-mail stgamiss@aol.com.