Friday January 10
Citizens Militia sets public meeting
A Tallahatchie County public meeting hosted by Citizens Militia of Mississippi will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 6-8 p.m., at 879 Finke Road, Cascilla.
Topics for discussion include the United States Constitution, the Second Amendment and what people can do to preserve them.
“We are the voices of freedom, and advocate restoring the Constitution and all of our liberties,” a publicity flyer noted of the Citizens Militia of Mississippi. “...We are not anti-government, but we are anti-corruption. Patriots come in all colors, sizes, races and backgrounds. Come see what we stand for.”
For more information about the organization, visit citizensmilitiaofmississippi.com.
Sunday January 12
Locopolis to celebrate 132 years
Locopolis Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 32 West, Charleston, will conduct a special anniversary program Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m., to celebrate the church’s 132nd year. Guest speaker will be L.C. Tyler, pastor of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, accompanied by choirs from Clarksdale.
“Please come out and join us for this great program,” urged church secretary Vernida Vance. “Thank you in advance.”
Saturday January 18
Robert Neal Food Pantry to be open
The Robert Neal Food Pantry at Calvary Chapel of Parchman will distribute food on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9-11 a.m. Clients are asked to bring their own box to carry food. Anyone who is new, or anyone who is picking up boxes for more than one family, should come at 10:45 a.m. The pantry, which serves western Tallahatchie and northern Sunflower counties, distributes on the third Saturday each month.
Faith Food Pantry tells distribution
Faith Food Pantry at Faith Baptist Church near Charleston will distribute food on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The pantry, which serves east Tallahatchie families, distributes on the third Saturday each month.
Due to parking limitations, Faith Food Pantry will serve families whose last names begin with A-H from 10-11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon, families whose last names begin with I-Q will be served. Family names beginning with R-Z will be served from noon to 1. Clients are asked to bring their own carry-out box.
Clients who are unable to pick up their own food may designate a person to pick up their box. However, to avoid fraud, those picking up the food must (1) be the person designated on the back of the client’s form, (2) bring an ID to prove they are the designated person and (3) bring an ID of the client to demonstrate that they were sent by the client.
All persons who are new, are picking up for themselves and another person, or who come in a group, should not come until noon. This is due to insufficient parking and seating.
Sunday January 19
Jones Chapel plans deaconess event
A deaconess program will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, starting at 2:30 p.m., at Jones Chapel church. The Rev. Floyd Meeks and members of his Taylor Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be special guests. All are invited, noted Jones pastor Riley Suggs.
Monday January 20
Martin Luther King Day parade set
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in the city of Charleston will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 11 a.m. A program will follow at New Town church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
More information about both the parade and church program will follow.
Anyone desiring to participate in the parade is asked to contact either Carolyn Johnson (647-1346) or Lillie Smith (625-2055).
Gut health workshop scheduled
The James C. Kennedy Wellness Center in Charleston will offer a wellness workshop entitled, “Microbiome: Gut Health and Restoring Balance,” on Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the center.
Director Catherine Moring will lead participants through an interactive workshop on the topic of the microbiome and how many of our health problems originate in the gut and lead to serious digestive malfunctions. Symptoms can range from anxiety and depression to high blood sugar levels and chronic pain.
The cost of this workshop is $15 (or $20 for both this workshop and another entitled “Inflammation: The Root Cause of Most Chronic Disease,” Monday, Jan. 6, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the center). Wellness Center members get a $5 discount.
For more information, contact Moring by email at email@example.com or by phone at 501-276-5459.
Weight Watchers meets Mondays
Weight Watchers meets Mondays at 6 p.m., at the Tutwiler Community Education Center. For details and registration information, call Cindy Herring at 662-719-6038.
Resource families sought for children
The Tallahatchie County Department of Human Services is seeking local residents willing to become resource parents to care for foster children under DHS care.
Children belong in families, and resource parents accept foster children into their homes, providing them with a nurturing and structured environment, love and discipline.
For more information, call Gwendolyn D. Shannon, resource specialist with the Mississippi Department of Human Services, at 647-2202.
Social Security offers ‘extra help’
Attention, Medicare beneficiaries: Do you have a Medicare prescription drug plan and need help paying for prescription drugs, including premiums, deductibles and co-payments? Do you have low income and limited resources? Are you on Medicaid but still having problems affording drugs or premiums?
Anyone answering “yes” to any of these questions can apply for “extra help” from Social Security. Contact your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor at North Delta Planning and Development District Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-848-3090.
Free civil legal assistance available
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of North Mississippi needing representation on civil legal matters such as bankruptcy, housing, education, taxes, family law, public benefits and domestic violence issues.
Application for services can be made by calling 1-800-498-1804 Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Application can also be made online at www.nmrls.com or www.mslegalservices.org.
Tallahatchie Notes free to the public
“Tallahatchie Notes” is a free community bulletin board service offered by The Sun-Sentinel. Announcements of upcoming local events and news briefs are welcome.
The deadline for receipt of information for inclusion in “Tallahatchie Notes” is each Friday at noon.
Items may be hand-delivered to The Sun-Sentinel office at 149 Court Square in Charleston; mailed to P.O. Box 250, Charleston, MS 38921; faxed to 662-647-3830; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to include a contact name and telephone number in case additional information is needed.
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
To report the need for the correction or clarification of any item that appears in print in The Sun-Sentinel and/or on the online sites at www.facebook.com/TheSunSentinel, Twitter or at www.tallahatchienews.ms, call the newspaper office at 662-647-8462 and ask for the editor, stop by the office at 149 Court Square in Charleston and ask for the editor or email the editor at email@example.com.