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Local Digest

By Staff
Feb. 21, 2002
Art for Heart holds fund-raiser
Art for Heart, a fund raiser for the American Heart Association, will be 6 p.m. today at Northwood Country Club. The event will include a silent and live art auction. Artwork is on display at Cartmell Gallery through today; sealed preliminary bids will be accepted.
For information, contact Betty Lou Jones at 482-0166.
Health Fair in Meridian today
The Partnership for a Healthy Lauderdale County will sponsor a Health Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Lauderdale County Boy's and Girl's Club.
Blood pressure check, glucose screening and health and safety educational information will be provided by various agencies.
The club is at 1717 45th Ave. For information, call 696-4472.
Daughters of Elk sponsors dance
R.B. Matthews Temple No. 739, Daughters of Elk, will sponsor a February "Ladies in Red Night" dance beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be at the Elks Lodge, 1423 34th Ave. Door prizes will be given away and ladies dressed in red will receive special prizes. For information, call 485-9353.
Order of Eastern Star celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Louise Chapter 426, Order of the Eastern Star, will present a program featuring songs, skits, speeches and memorabilia depicting various aspects of the black experience.
The program will be 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Baptist Church, 2075 Russell Mt. Gilead Road in the Russell Community.
Elk's Heritage Celebration set for Sunday
R.B. Matthew Temple No. 739 Daughters of Elk will present a Heritage Celebration in honor of Black History Month. The program will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elk Home.
Silverleaf to celebrate Black History Month
Lauderdale County Archivist Ward Calhoun will present "Black History The Story of the Black Confederate Soldiers" on Monday at Silverleaf in celebration of Black History Month. For information, call 483-4566.
Calvary Christian School hosts fund-raiser
Calvary Christian School will host its annual Auction and Spaghetti Supper on Monday in the school auditorium.
The auction includes items donated by local businesses. Children at the school are also competing to win a free month's tuition. The child who has the most people attend the fund raiser will receive the prize.
The supper is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
For information, call the school at 483-2305.
Aldersgate sponsors annual dinner
The resident council at Aldersgate Retirement Community is sponsoring an annual Chicken Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday. The menu will include chicken spaghetti, Italian green beans, green salad, bread and banana pudding. Plates cost $6 and take-out is available.
For information, call 482-5561.
Postal workshop to be held
The U.S. Postal Service has reopened registration for candidates to take the rural carrier associates exam.
The Meridian area QWL-EI group is presenting a free workshop for the public. Sessions will be 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Main Post Office in Meridian, 2100 Ninth St.
Test-taking tips, sample test questions and the duties and responsibilities of a rural carrier associate will be given out.
Pickering to host Military Academy Day
U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering will host a Military Academy Day from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 2 at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus. The campus is at 3805 Highway 80 East in Pearl.
Military Academy Day is designed for interested students and parents to learn more about our nation's military academies. The event is free and open to the public.
Pickering and members of his staff will be joined by representatives from each of the five service academies: U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy.
For more information call (601) 932-2410.
Carousel of Cats' show at Frank Cochran Center
The Azalea Trail Cat Fanciers and the Cat Fanciers Association will present "Carousel of Cats" a one day cat show March 2 at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park.
Pedigree cats of all types will be on display and judged to the CFA standards. Judging begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 and under and seniors over 60.
SWAT Rally set for March 3
Students Working Against Tobacco will rally at 3 p.m. March 3 at the Praise and Deliverance Christian Center.
The center is at 612 Archusa Ave., Highway 45 North, in Quitman. Children in grades four through six are invited to attend. Snacks will be provided.
Newton Hospital sponsors talent showcase
Newton Regional Hospital will sponsor a talent showcase at 2 p.m. March 9 to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2002. The show will be in Huff Auditorium at East Central Community College in Decatur.
The entry fee is $25. Entry forms may be picked up at the hospital or obtained by calling Michael Miller at 683-0325 or 635-2509.
NCADD benefit set for March 5
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area announced that Baptist Health Systems will serve as title sponsor for its 53rd annual Jackson benefit.
The annual meeting and benefit auction is scheduled for March 5 at Clarion Hotel &Convention Center. The evening begins at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation by William C. Moyers of Minnesota, a nationally recognized expert regarding addiction and recovery.
The NCADD benefit is open to all. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or from the local NCADD office. For more information, call NCADD at 899-5880 or e-mail info@ncaddcenms.org.
Wild Turkey Federation banquet
The West Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual fund-raising and membership banquet at the Livingston Community Center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Thousands of dollars of valuable and collectible merchandise will be on display all of which will be available through live and silent auctions following a steak-and-fixings sit-down meal.
Tickets are $55 and can be bought by calling Bob Walker at (205) 652-2489, Scott Hendry at (205) 652-4418, or Tommy McGraw at (205) 652-6100

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