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Local Digest

By Staff
Oct. 23, 2001
Meeting set to gauge interest in American Legion
People interested in reactivating the American Legion Post in Quitman will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room of Mississippi Power Co.
Any veteran who served during a time of war or national emergency is eligible to join the American Legion. The American Legion offers many programs, including scholarships for local students.
For more information, call Mike Graves at 776-5715 after 5 p.m.
Deadline nears for Ageless Heroes' nominations
Nominations will be accepted until Friday for the annual Mississippi "Ageless Heroes" program.
The program honors 24 senior citizens in Mississippi for their activities, vitality and accomplishments. People may be nominated in six categories: community involvement, creativity, love of learning, new beginnings, good neighbor and vitality.
Nominations may be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
To request a nomination form, call (800) 222-1331 or visit www.bcbsms.com.
Make a Difference Day set for Saturday
Make a Difference Day will be observed across the country on Saturday. The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, the event's sponsor, asks every person in the county to do a random act of kindness for someone that day. This can be done for a friend, family member or stranger.
If you are a recipient of one of these random acts of kindness, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 776-5701.
St. Patrick hosts fall festival
St. Patrick School will host its annual Fall Carnival and Spaghetti Dinner from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center, next to the school at 2700 Davis St.
Admission is $1 each, with a maximum of $5 a family. The carnival will feature food, games, a costume contest, a haunted house and more.
Spaghetti dinners will be served from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $5 a plate. Take-outs are available, and orders of 10 or more can be delivered.
Kemper Academy hosts Halloween Carnival
Kemper Academy will host a Halloween Carnival beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The carnival will feature a hay ride, pre-school costume contest and pumpkin decorating contest. Concessions and games will be available. Game tickets are 50 cents each.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. For information, call Kathye Howard at (662) 476-5770 or the school office at (601) 743-2232.
Newton County offers flu shots
The Newton County Health Department will be offering flu shots on Oct. 31. For people with Medicare Part B or Medicaid, the shot will be free. Otherwise the shot is $10.
Office hours are 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 635-2337.
MMA to hold 2001 Art Auction
The Meridian Museum of Art will have its 2001 art auction at Union Station on Nov. 3.
The event will feature a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live music by Carey Smith and door prizes from local merchants. The auction will include more than 60 items.
Tickets for the auction can by purchased individually or by tables of eight at $50 a person. Proceeds benefit Meridian Museum of Art. For information, call 693-1501.
Saddle Club holds fall trail ride
The Bonita Lakes Saddle Club, in conjunction with the Lauderdale County Agri-Center, is sponsoring the Fall Trail Ride on Nov. 3. Registration will be from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. at the Agri-Center. The morning ride will be from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. The afternoon ride is scheduled from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The gate fee is $15 a person. The cost for children under 12 is $5. Owners must have proof of negative Coggins tests for their horses. No dogs will be allowed on the trail ride.
For information, call Dottie Sharp at 482-1005 or Tom Butler at 485-7100.

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