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Meridian HOGs host benefit barbecue today
The Meridian Harley Owners Group (HOG), Chapter No. 2508, and Road and Track Harley Davidson, is sponsoring a benefit barbecue today at Bill Ethridge Lincoln-Mercury on Frontage Road.
The barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. Barbecue plates will be on sale for $5. Sandwiches are $3 and whole Boston Butts are $15. All proceeds will go to the widows and children of New York City firefighters who died in last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Silverleaf hosts fashion show
Local 4-H youth members will present a fashion show today, at 2 p.m., at Silverleaf Manor. The public is invited to attend. Silverleaf Manor is located at 4555 35th Ave. For more information, call 483-4566.
MHS basketball holds fund-raiser
The Meridian High School boys basketball Booster Club will host a car wash fund-raiser today at the Pizza Hut on North Hills Street. Volunteers will wash cars from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The team requests a donation of $5 a car.
Weems sponsors substance abuse workshop
The problems faced by young people in relation to substance abuse will be the topic of a workshop Sept. 27 sponsored by Weems Community Mental Health Center.
The free workshop will meet from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the East Mississippi Electric Power Association auditorium. It is open to parents, teachers, counselors, youth leaders and interested people. For information, call 483-4821.
Golf tournament to benefit American Cancer Society
The Meridian Oncology Associates will host a benefit golf tournament at Lakeview Golf Course on Sept. 29. The four-man scramble will begin at 8 a.m. Only the first 36 teams will be accepted.
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Dennis Harper at 693-6500 or Tanya Ochello or Vicki Kidd at 482-1555.
Queen City Fair accepting talent show applications
The Queen City State Fair will be held Oct. 1-7 at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. The first annual youth talent competition is scheduled for noon on Oct. 6. Young people interested in competing are encouraged to fill out an application; the deadline for entries is Monday.
For information, call Pat Gray at 485-4776.
Arts commission to hold meeting in Meridian
The Mississippi Arts Commission board will hold its quarterly business meeting Oct. 2 in Meridian. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Union Station.
The MAC serves more than 1.8 million Mississippians through grants supporting programs that enhance Mississippi communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi's cultural heritage.
Sale to benefit Hilltop Homes
A giant yard sale will take place Oct. 4-5 at Hilltop Boys Home, 7297 Highway 29 North. The sale begins both days at 7 a.m. and continues until dark. All proceeds will go to the Hilltop Boys and Girls Homes. For information, call 482-0432 or 485-2933.
Noxapater Cotton Gin Festival Oct. 6
The Noxapater Cotton Gin Festival will be held Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., in downtown Noxapater near the old cotton gin. Booth spaces are now available. For information or to reserve space, call (662) 773-9837 or (662) 724-2288.
Clarke County hosts annual forestry festival
The 12th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival will be held Oct. 6 at Archusa Creek Water Park in Quitman. The event will feature live entertainment, taxidermy displays, an archery competition and tours of the lake and park .
The festival is sponsored by the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 776-5701.
Alzheimer's Walk set for Oct. 6
The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for Oct. 6 at Bonita Lakes. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.; the walk is at 9 a.m. Participating counties include Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith. For information, call 483-4720 or 484-6180.
St. Joseph hosts OctoberFest
St. Joseph Catholic Church will host an OctoberFest and Family Fun Day on Oct. 6. The fun starts at 11 a.m. on the church grounds, located at the corner of 19th Street and 18th Avenue.
Activities include basketball, volleyball, sack races, horseshoes and tug-of-war. An early-bird rummage sale begins at 8 a.m. Barbecue chicken and fish plates will be on sale for $5.
For information, call Jesse at 485-3773 or Rhonda at 482-8494.
St. Patrick's hosts annual fall festival
St. Patrick School will host its annual Fall Carnival and Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 27 in the St. Patrick Family Life Center, next to the school at 2700 Davis St. in Meridian.
The event will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, with a maximum of $5 per family. The carnival will feature food, lots of fun games, a costume contest, a haunted house and much more.
Spaghetti dinners will be served from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per plate and take-out is available. Orders of 10 or more plates can be delivered.
Farm Service Agency needs volunteers
The Lauderdale County Farm Service Agency is looking for people to serve on the FAS Farmer-elected Committee. For information, call the agency at 483-4100, ext. 2. The last day to file nomination forms is Oct. 29.

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