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Local Digest

By Staff
MMA to hold 2001 Art Auction
The Meridian Museum of Art will have its 2001 art auction Nov. 3 at Union Station. The event will feature a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live music by Carey Smith and Friends and door prizes donated by local merchants. The auction will include more than 60 items.
Tickets for the auction can by purchased individually, or by tables of eight, for $50 a person. Proceeds benefit Meridian Museum of Art. For information, call 693-1501.
Laurel to hold Main Street Festival
The city of Laurel will hold the 6th Annual Main Street Festival on Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in downtown Laurel. The festival will feature arts and crafts, food, a 5K race, a 1-mile fun run and activities for children. Also featured will be a "Best Pie Contest" and a "Low-Fat Cooking Contest."
To enter the "Best Pie Contest" or "Low-Fat Cooking Contest," call Nancy Leader at 428-4921. For information about the race, call Kerry Holifield at 428-6477.
Causeyville VFD hosts A Day in the Country'
The Causeyville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual "A Day in the Country" on Nov. 3. The event will feature a flea market, arts and crafts, quilting, a bake sale, barbecue plates and other food. Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.
For information on craft booths, call 644-3984 or 644-3546.
Heritage Day set for Nov. 3
Heritage Day will be Nov. 3, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kemper County Historical Museum. There will be outdoor music and demonstrations of old-time crafts. Antique cars also will be on display. Barbecue sandwiches and drinks will be on sale for $5. All money raised will help maintain the Kemper County Museum.
Seizure symposium set for Nov. 6
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will host a seizure information symposium Nov. 6. The event will be from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Meridian Room at Meridian Community College. For information, call Kim McNeel at 484-8777 or Ruth Tatum at (800) 898-0291. The event is free and open to the public.
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month
The event will be from 9 a.m.-noon at Rush Senior Health North Hills, 5009 Highway 493. A light lunch will be served.
To pre-register, call 483-4720.
Homemakers Arts &Crafts Show set for Nov. 3-4
The 17th Annual Homemakers Arts &Crafts Show and Sale is set for Nov. 3-4 at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park. The show will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 50 cents. Concessions including homemade soup and chili will be available.
Sta-Home Hospice hosts Clergy Day
Sta-Home Hospice will sponsor a Clergy Day on Nov. 6 at Lakeview Worship Center. The center is at 3476 Lakeview Golf Course Road. Reservations are recommended. For information, call the Rev. Travis McManus from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 693-5277, or Freda Smith at 485-8489 or 644-3177.
Ralph Null to sign books
Ralph Null, well known for his southern garden style of design, will have a book-signing Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Reflections of the Modern Garden. Null, former director of the retail floral design program at Mississippi State University, will be signing his new book, "Spring Arrangements from the Southern Garden."
Null has exhibited and taught design classes in London, Cape Town, Sydney and Tokyo. His design presentations have been featured at the Smithsonian Institute, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
For more information, call 482-2111.
Mediator barbecue set for Nov. 10
The 32nd Annual Church of the Mediator Barbecue is set for Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the church. Plates will include pork or beef barbecue, cole slaw, baked beans and Texas toast for $6. Three-pound packages of pulled pork or beef will be sold.
A freezer/bake sale featuring casseroles, gumbo, red beans and rice, beads, desserts will be held in the parish center. Arts and crafts and children's activities will also be offered. All proceeds will go to local charities.
The church is at 3825 35th Ave. For delivery of five or more plates, call 483-3959.
Information needed for book on veterans
A book is being prepared on the history of Neshoba County veterans who served during World War II. Information needed includes pictures and brief stories of the men and women who served.
The deadline is Nov. 11. Please send information to O.D. Jackson, 533 Peebles Ave., Philadelphia, MS 39350 or American Legion Post #138, 424 Myrtle St., Philadelphia, MS 39350.
Items wanted for MLT Variety Shop
Donations are now being accepted for Meridian Little Theatre's Guild Fall Variety Shop. Donated items can include furniture, lamps, dishes, appliances, books and clothes.
Items may be dropped off from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pick-up service is available for large loads and donations are tax-deductible.
The sale will take place Nov. 9-10. For information, call Dorothy Torgerson at 482-0930 or MLT at 482-6371.