Saturday August 15
Robert Neal Food Pantry to be open
The Robert Neal Food Pantry at Calvary Chapel of Parchman will distribute food on Saturday, Aug. 15, and each third Saturday thereafter. The pantry, serving western Tallahatchie County and northern Sunflower County, has installed changes due to COVID-19.
The food pantry will begin at 9 a.m., and only those whose last names begin with A-H will be served at this time.
Last names starting with I-P will be served from 10-11 a.m.
Q-Z, anyone who missed earlier and all new sign-ups, will be served from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be no exceptions.
Distribution will be held in the church parking lot. Clients will drive in the one-way entrance off Ward-Riddick Road and will pull up beside the front door. Food boxes will be placed on a table beside the sign-in book. Clients will leave their car, sign a notebook, get their box and leave immediately through the one-way exit. No client will enter the building for any reason.
Faith Food Pantry to distribute
Faith Food Pantry at Faith Baptist Church near Charleston will distribute food on Saturday, Aug. 15, and each third Saturday thereafter. However, due to the national coronavirus emergency, the pantry’s food distribution has been modified. All persons are asked to notify friends and other clients about the changes.
Food pantry will begin at 11 a.m.
The schedule will be strictly followed. For those whose last name begins with ...
• A-H, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
• I-Q: Noon to 1 p.m.
• R-Z, 1-2 p.m.
Clients will drive in and pull alongside (not toward) the building and sidewalk. A table will be outside the front porch with the food boxes and a sign-in book. Clients must get out and sign the book. They will then pull around the other side of the parking lot next to the highway and depart. Nobody will congregate or have contact with those not in their car.
Wellness Center extends hours
The James C. Kennedy Wellness Center in Charleston has announced that as of Aug. 3, the center began opening at 5 a.m. and staying open until 7 p.m., adding two extra hours of operation time to each weekday, Monday through Friday. COVID-19 safety requirements are in force. For more information, call the center at 662-625-7214.
Paynes School reunion canceled
Due to the widespread COVID-19 virus, the annual Paynes School reunion, normally planned for the third Saturday in August, has been canceled this year.
Interested persons are asked to help spread the word to those who might not see this announcement. Everyone is asked to make plans to meet in 2021.
“Please stay home and be safe. May God bless you and your families,” noted Martha Morgan, who announced the cancellation.
Mid-State offers youth job help
The Mid-State Opportunity Inc. out-of-school youth program name has changed to MySTATUS (Maximize Your Skills to Advance to Unlimited Success).
Youth ages 16-24 are being recruited for the MySTATUS Out-of-School Youth program that began July 1 and lasts until June 30, 2021.
MySTATUS is federally funded by Delta Workforce Development Area through South Delta Planning and Development District to provide out-of-school youth a comprehensive employment program. It pays youth at $4 hourly to train identifying career pathways and equip them with the skills needed to get a job. Subsequently, youth are paid $8 hourly for up to 200 hours to gain work experience.
In addition, cash incentives are awarded to youth who obtain national career readiness certificates, credentials and more throughout the program year. Further, educational and employment-related expenses such as ACT testing fees and certifications, etc., are paid as well. Eligibility must be determined.
For information, call 647-2463 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Small businesses can get up to $25,000
If you own a small business that has 50 or fewer employees and were affected by COVID-19, you could be eligible for grants of up to $25,000. Back to Business Mississippi is a grant program designed to help such businesses in Mississippi recover from the economic impact.
For more information and to see if your business qualifies, visit the website, www.backtobusinessms.org.
Intervention, addiction info offered
Families are looking for ways to help those they love who need treatment for drug abuse. This is where intervention can become key. To learn more about interventions or free screenings, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org or call Narconon at 1-800-431-1754.
Report local littering, vandalism
Eyewitness accounts of littering and road sign vandalism/theft in Tallahatchie County may be reported to 647-7711 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days per week. If there is no answer, leave a message as to the exact location of the dump site or sign vandalism or theft, the date and time called and your name and telephone number. Someone will contact you.
Correction or clarification
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