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Local Digest

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Library week under way
The Meridian/Lauderdale County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week through today. Today will feature special children's activities. The library is at 2517 Seventh St.
Elks Lodge Fish Fry
The Elks Metropolitan Lodge No. 551 will host a fish fry at 10 a.m. today at 1423 34th Ave. in Meridian. This is a fund-raiser for the Elks Youth Marching Drill Team. Plates are $5; sandwiches are $3. Delivery is available for three or more orders. For more information, call 485-9353.
Antlered Guard Ball
The C.R. Moore Security Patrol will have an Antlered Guard Ball at 9 p.m. today at the the Elks Lodge at 1423 34th Avenue. There will be entertainment, door prizes and refreshments. Dressy attire preferred. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call 485-9353.
Salvation Army host Pancake Breakfast
The Salvation Army will host a pancake breakfast today, 7 a.m.-10 a.m., at Applebee's Neighborhood Bar &Grill. The $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast will consist of pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit.
Books-A-Million holds special events
As a part of a special event series, children are invited to participate in the following programs this month at Books-A-Million at 1187 Bonita Lakes Circle. For information, call 482-0760.
Earth Day events: Learn more about how we need to take care of our planet and what you can do to help. Special crafts and activities. Today at 3 p.m.
Preschool story time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Kids movies: All children are welcome to attend a movie each Friday at 7 p.m.
10-step guide to Living With Your Monster: From the bestselling author Laura Numeroff, who wrote "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," comes this story time event about how to deal with monsters. April 27 at 3 p.m.
Quitman to host job fair
A job fair will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at the National Guard Armory in Quitman. Twenty employers are registered for the fair. For more information, call the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce at 776-5701.
MHS Band Boosters to meet
A meeting of the Meridian High School Band Boosters Association is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the new MHS Band Hall. The annual MHS band banquet, uniforms and transportation fees for the 2002-2003 school year will be the focus of the meeting. Parents of ninth-grade students at Kate Griffin and Northwest Junior High Schools are encouraged to attend.
For information, call 482-2532.
Silverleaf Manor sponsors barbecue
Silverleaf Manor celebrates spring with a country barbecue on Thursday. Entertainment will begin at 3 p.m., with Barry Germany, pianist. Peewee Grayson will play the guitar and sing country music. A barbecue buffet will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information and to RSVP, call Kerry Brown or Elizabeth Bridwell at 483- 4566.
MLT holds Spring Variety Shop
The Meridian Little Theatre Guild will host its Spring Variety Shop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. Household goods, furniture, lamps, dishes, appliances, linens and books will be on sale. If you want to donate items for the sale, pick-up service is available. The theater is on Highway 39 North.
For information, call Dorothy Torgerson at 482-0930.
MPD holds Relay for Life fund-raiser
The Meridian Police Department's Relay for Life team will sell pulled pork plates Friday in Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. Plates are $5 and will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Delivery of 10 or more plates is available. Fax orders to 484-6812. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Sumter Welcome Center celebrates 20 years
The public is invited to help the Sumter Welcome Center celebrate 20 years of hospitality Friday. Festivities will include a program and open house from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The center is on Interstate 20/59 at the Cuba, Ala., exit.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica April 27
Meridian's March of Dimes WalkAmerica is set for April 27. The March of Dimes is looking for new teams. For information or to sign up, call Christi Swalm at (800) 842-5117 or e-mail cswalm@modimes.org.
Children's Chorus hosting catfish dinner
The Meridian Children's Chorus will host a catfish dinner prepared by the Back 40 restaurant from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. April 29 in the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church at 3905 Eighth St. Cost is $6 a plate. Proceeds will go to funding a choir tour to England this summer. For more information, contact Bill or Lea Ann Goble at 483-6218.
Retiree health fair set for April 30
The 4th Annual Retiree Information and Health Fair is set for April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Union Station on Front Street in downtown Meridian.
Education seminars and speakers will include Dr. Eric J. Pearson from the Rush Pain Treatment Center, Maj. Ward Calhoun from the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department and Donnie Waldron from Mr. Discount Drugs. Free health screenings will include blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol and blood sugar tests.
There is a $2 fee. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Lunch will be provided. Call 484-6841 to register.
Kiwanis schedules barbecue May 1
The Kiwanis Club of Meridian will hold its annual barbecue May 1, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Farmer's Market next to Union Station in downtown Meridian. Plates of pulled pork, beans, cole slaw, bread and soft drinks are $6. All proceeds will help support the club's charitable projects.
Meridian Swim Association plans rummage sale
The Meridian Swim Association holds its Annual Team Rummage Sale on May 4. The sale will be at the old location of Bonnie Jeans ( next to Rite Aid in Broadmoor Mart Shopping Center) from 7 a.m.-noon. If you would like to contribute items, contact Nicole Engledow at 693-5496 to give your tax deductible donation of clothes, furniture, appliances and other items.

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