Archive for Local Events
Get ready for the State Games of MS 20th Anniversary - Opening Ceremonies, June 17, 2011, in Downtown Meridian
2011 State Games of Mississippi Prelminary Schedule
June 1 All Star Baseball Tryouts
June 2-5 Junior High Baseball
June 4 Martial Arts, Cross Country
June 4-5 Youth Soccer Districts
June 11 Slow/Fast Pitch Softball, Barrel Racing, Track and Field
June 10-12 Youth Tennis, High School Team Baseball
June 17 Registration, Opening Ceremonies
June 18 Adult Basketball, Powerlifting,5K Road Race,
2-Person Volleyball, Judo, Fencing, Disc Golf
June 18-19 Archery, Youth Soccer, Bowling, Canoe/Kayak
June 19 Cycling-Time Trials
June 22-26 High School All-Star Baseball
June 22-23 Junior Golf
June 23-26 Stickball, High School Basketball
June 25 Flag Football, Master Swimming,
June 26 Mountain Bike
May 13-15 Youth Swimming
John Allison, Distinguished Practice Professor at Wake Forest University and retired Chairman of BBT, joins Bill Smith and Dr Jim Leggette on The Morning Show and discusses the importance of the novel, Atlas Shrugged. Click the link below to hear the interview.
1 JOHN 3:17 is a weekly outreach ministry that blossomed from a mission project called Playground for Jesus. The Playground for Jesus is a recreational area built to honor God, and to provide a safe place for children to play. Through one simple email titled “What could you do with $10?”, God provided over $65,000.00 for the project. I have seen God at work in tremendous ways during this entire process. It started by building a “Playground for Jesus” in a low income area of our community. After building the playground I noticed a young boy playing without a coat on. I was convicted by this boy not having a coat. I was reading my Bible that night, and came across 1 JOHN 3:17. This Verse says, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” I decided the needing people in our community needed a voice. I knew according to this verse people would feel pity on the needy, and provide for legitimate needs. God has opened so many doors it is amazing. I started emailing people every Friday a need in our community. Each and every need was being met on a weekly basis. Then the radio station 1010 AM WMOX called and wanted me to be a part of a weekly radio segment. This radio segment started in January of 2010. Every week I present a need on the radio. I wonder each week if this is the week we will not met the need. However, God has come through on a weekly basis. Every single need that has been presented has been met.
Monday mornings at 7:15 we have a weekly segment on radio station 1010 AM WMOX called the 1 John 3:17 segment. We will highlight the TODAY’S NEED during the segment and have call ins for about 30 minutes where we try to get the money pledged. Please listen and call in (601-693-1010) or (601-693-1891) to help things get started off with a bang!! This is a great chance to help people in need in our community.
Please remember about the needs we present
**All donations are tax deductible**
For your information- Any need presented will be after an individual has been checked out through the Wesley House Clearing Procedure. Each individual must bring proof of I.D., pay stubs, tax records, social security for each member of the household, any child over 18 must provide income information, receiving any subsidy (food stamps, housing allowance, etc.), and proof of all outgoing bills. There is an extensive application that proves who the people are and the situation they face. Phone calls are placed to verify employment and information provided.
I know everybody has limited incomes, but many people are willing to help if they know who and what their money is going to. I simply cannot afford to do it all, and neither can you. I have a hard time going to sleep at night knowing somebody in this world who is trying their best needs a little help. The money you give will go in full to the individual if you decide to help. God is so good, and thank you for being somebody God can use. Please pray for each story and see if God gives you the means to help. If God puts it on your heart, please do not use the excuse somebody else will take care of it because it might go undone.
The mailing address for 1 John 3:17 is PO BOX 664, Marion, MS 39342. Make checks out to the Wesley House and earmark them for 1 John 3:17.
Dr Lee Lee Marlow, Director Division of Children and Youth at Weems Community Mental Health Center, joins Bill Smith and Al Brown on The Morning Show and addresses distracted parenting – a result of parents’ increased use of smart phones, texting, social networks and other electronic communication. Click the link below to hear the interview.
Jimmy Slay, Lauderdale County Tax Assessor, joins Bill and the Dog on The Morning Show and discusses a free tax seminar – Tax Responsibilities for Small Businesses, to be held January 20th, 2011 6p-8p Union Station. Registration is required – call 601.693.1306. Sponsored by The Citizens Bank, EMBDC, MSU-Starkville SBDC, Wells Fargo Advisors, Culpepper and Culpepper Accounting and Meridian Community College. Click the link below to watch the show.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 • 7 p.m. •McCain Theater, Ivy Hall
$10 for Adults • $5 for Children / Students
Brought together at a young age by their love of music, the Starkville, MS group, Nash Street strives to artfully bridge the gap between country music and traditional bluegrass. Winners of the 2008 Colgate Country Showdown, the band was named “Best New Act in Country Music.” Nash Street has a distinct sound, stage presence and ability to connect with varying audiences. The group utilizes the inspiration of influences such as Chris Thile, The Eagles, Ricky Scaggs, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Allison Krauss as a pleasant compliment to the soulful melodies of Mississippi and the leisurely rhythm of southern life. The quintet provides a hybrid gene which is being hailed “Grassroots Country”. The band consists of Daniel Hare on upright bass, Hannah and Caroline Melby on fiddle and mandolin respectively, Ben Mathis on rhythm guitar, and Clay Lezon on lead guitar. Suitable for audiences of all ages.
Check them out here: www.nashstreet.com
I hope you enjoy the 2010-2011 Arts & Letters Series!
Mississippi will honor “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, with the first marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, June 1, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Meridian at 11:00 a.m.
“Because of his influence on the musical genre, Jimmie Rodgers is clearly recognized as the ‘Father of Country Music,’” said Mary Beth Wilkerson, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. “Prior to the recording of Rodgers’ first songs for the Victor Talking Machine Company, there was no such musical genre as country music. His style was a national phenomenon that paved the way for generations of country music, blues and rock and roll artists to come.”
Much like the Mississippi Blues Trail, which now garners over 100 markers, the Mississippi Country Music Trail celebrates Mississippi’s rich heritage of country music legends and chart toppers. The trail will feature a variety of country music artists, including Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Jerry Clower, Faith Hill, Paul Overstreet and others to comprise the first 30 markers across the state.
For more information about the Mississippi Country Music Trail, explore the official Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Web site, http://www.visitmississippi.org/.
The 68th Semi-Annual Ralph Morgan Rodeo April 16th-17th 2010 Lauderdale Mississippi. Showtime 7:30p both nights rain or shine, covered bleachers. $10 Adult $6 Children. Sponsored by Rush, Johnson Dodge, Hardees, US Army and Electric Mills Wood Preserving.
Handel’s Messiah Oratorio for the Easter Season will be presented by the Meridian Symphony Chorus on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Highland Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Singers and orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Bob Hermetz, assisted by organist David Benson. The MSO Chorus will be joined by the Columbus Choral Society conducted by Doug Browning. Soloists will be Heather Clancey, mezzo-soprano, Diane Key, soprano, Chris O’Rear, bass, and Bob Hermetz, tenor.
Messiah presents the Easter Passion story through glorious choruses and solos, including “Behold the Lamb of God”, “Hallelujah” and “Worth is the Lamb Who was Slain”, among others. Text for Messiah is in English and is entirely Biblical, foretelling the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ. It is the most popular and frequently performed oratorio by any composer. What is perhaps more remarkable is that Messiah was composed in the short span of twenty four days, from August 22 to September 14, 1742! This Easter offering burst onto the stage of the Musick Hall in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1743.
Meridianites will hear this profound oratorio on April 11, 2010, nearly two-hundred and sixty-seven years later. There will be no admission charged, however, a free-will offering will be takes. Highland Baptist Church is located in north Meridian at 3400 27th Street.