Saturday October 17
Robert Neal Food Pantry open
The Robert Neal Food Pantry at Calvary Chapel of Parchman will distribute food on Saturday, Oct. 17, and each third Saturday thereafter, from 9-11 a.m. in the parking lot. COVID-19 protective measures are in place.
Faith Food Pantry to distribute
Faith Food Pantry at Faith Baptist Church near Charleston will distribute food on Saturday, Oct. 17, and each third Saturday thereafter, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVID-19 protective measures are in place.
Tutwiler Quilters offer free classes
The Tutwiler Quilters are offering free quilting lessons for single parents and their child (12-16 years of age) to attend together.
The first class will be Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Supplies for the classes will be provided to participants. The classes will be taught via Zoom and in person at the Tutwiler Community Education Center, 304 Hancock St., Tutwiler. All participants attending the class in person must practice COVID-19 safety measures.
Families who complete the classes will receive a sewing machine and access to a low-interest loan to start their own business.
For more information or to register for the classes, call the TCEC at 662-345-8393.
The lessons are provided by a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi.
Free food boxes available Tuesdays
The Tutwiler Community Education Center was recently awarded a grant from the Southern Poverty Law Center to provide fresh produce boxes weekly for area residents.
Distribution will be every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon, except on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Only two boxes per car will be allowed.
COVID-19 protective measures are in place and must be followed.
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 $4 per hour 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.
Narconon offers free drug education
Narconon New Life Retreat, Denham Springs, Louisiana, reminds families to stay educated on the signs and dangers of drug abuse. Methamphetamine and opioid use is rising in both rural and city areas. Learn the signs and protect your loved ones from drug abuse and addiction. Deaths caused by methamphetamines have almost tripled since 2014.
Narconon provides free drug education materials covering a wide range of topics. For free drug education materials, call 1-800-431-1754. For more about Narconon New Life Retreat, visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.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 “Tallahatchie Notes” is each Friday at noon.
Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail P.O. Box 250, Charleston, MS 38921; fax 662-647-3830; or drop them off by the office at 149 Court Square in Charleston.
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 phone 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 on the newspaper’s website 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 or email email@example.com.