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Local Digest

By Staff
Feb. 23, 2002
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. tonight.
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
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.
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 are $6 and take-out is available.
For information, call 482-5561.
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.
Northeast High
and MCC host
workshop
Northeast High School and Meridian Community College will host a financial aid workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The workshop will be in the library at Northeast. Bring tax information and questions regarding financial aid forms for college. For information, call 679-8523.
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. Thursday 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 offered.
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.
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 the 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: the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.
For more information call (601) 932-2410.
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.
Newton Historical and
Genealogical Society to meet
The Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. March 9. The group will meet in the Magnolia Room at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Annual dues are $12 for individual and $18 for household. For information, contact Dr. Harold Graham at 635-4553 or e-mail him at hgraham@nexband.com.
Parks and
Recreation begin
registration
Registration for the spring session classes offered by the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department will be March 11, with the first classes set for March 25. For a complete listing of classes, check out the Web site at www.meridianms.org or call Mary at 485-1805.

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