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Local Digest

By Staff
July 26, 2001
Junior Miss tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale now for the Mississippi Junior Miss Program on Aug. 2-4 at the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian.
Reserved seat packages for all three nights are $30 each, while general admission packages for all three are $20 each. General admission tickets for each day are $5 for Thursday, $8 for Friday and $10 for Saturday.
For information, call the box office Monday through Friday from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at 693-5353.
Journey of Hope' cyclists arrive today
The 70-member team and crew began their journey in San Francisco, and will bike 4,000 miles across county to raise money for people with disabilities.
While in Meridian, they will be performing the "Kids on the Block" puppet show and a bicycle safety demonstration at 6:30 p.m. in the Bonita Lakes Mall. The public is invited to attend this free performance.
Newton armory hosts dance
For information, call the LIFE office at 485-7999 or (800) 748-9398.
Democrats to hold workshop in Jackson
The Mississippi Association of County Democratic Chairpersons will have a workshop on parliamentary procedure and party rules at 10 a.m. Saturday in Jackson City Hall.
Topics covered will include basic and advanced parliamentary procedure; party structure and functions; the state party constitution; and the party in state law.
For registration information, call Rickey Cole at (601) 882-6458 or E-mail rcole@c-gate.net.
The 20th Annual Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner will follow the workshop at 6 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Jackson. For more information about the dinner call (601) 969-2913.
Cancer Society holds camp
On August 1-4, pediatric cancer patients from across the state will be able to spend three days at the American Cancer Society's annual Camp Rainbow.
The event will take place at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. Camp Rainbow is a special camp for cancer patients ages 6 to 17. It is free of charge to all participants.
For more information, call the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345.
Boil water alert for Beulah Hubbard
Local management issued a precautionary "Boil Water" alert for customers who get their drinking water from Beulah Hubbard Water Association located in Newton County. Those fed from the Greeland Road area are affected.
Health officials recommend that customers vigorously boil their water for one minute before it is consumed.
For information, call (601) 576-7518.