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Ruth Jacobs and Barney Fife (Rik Roberts) enjoy joking together at the RR&P’s Senior Adult Valentine’s Banquet.
Ruth Jacobs and Barney Fife (Rik Roberts) enjoy joking together at the RR&P’s Senior Adult Valentine’s Banquet.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Ridgeland Recreation & Parks partnered with Highlands Presbyterian Church to host the annual Senior Adult Valentine’s Banquet on Feb. 6. The banquet was held at Highlands Presbyterian Church. This year’s entertainment was America’s favorite deputy, Barney Fife. Residents gathered for Rik Roberts’ comedy show, or his “Barney Fife” impersonation. Rik has over 20 years of headlining experience across the United States and abroad. He has appeared in his own episode of the award winning Bananas Comedy Show which features the nation’s top “clean” comedians. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association, and a board member of the Christian Comedy Association.
  • This race will be the first of its kind: the “Full Armor 5k” which is meant to raise awareness for CEF’s mission of children in Christ. The event will take place along Ridgeland’s Multi-use trail, beginning and ending at the Reservoir Overlook point. The current goal is 150 participants, but CEF intends to send notices out to 2,500 runners to spread the word. The event is still in its infancy, but efforts have begun to push the 5k into high gear. CEF plans to include door prizes, t-shirts, and race bag kits as part of the spring fun. They will accept any donations to go towards these additions to the race. CEF is also offering sponsorships for their race with options ranking from Gold to Contributor. Sponsors will wear the CEF logo on their t-shirts
  • Lindsey Lea Baas and Christopher Hardy Clarke were united in marriage
    Lindsey Lea Baas and Christopher Hardy Clarke were united in marriage on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at six o’clock in the evening at the Fairview Inn in Jackson.  The outdoor ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bill Barksdale of Oxford.
  • Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society annual show held Feb. 25-26
    The Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society’s  58th Annual Show is scheduled for Feb. 25-26 at the Trade Mart on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform get $2 admission. Children 5 and younger get in free.
  • CPSD celebrates School Board Member Recognition Week in Mississippi
    The Canton Public School District joins districts across the state to thank school board members during School Board Member Recognition Week, February 12-18, for their leadership and service to local school districts and communities.

    “This week is a special opportunity to express our gratitude for the hard work of our school board members and to thank them for their dedication to this community and its children,” said Cassandra Williams, CPSD Superintendent.
  • Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.   Advanced Line Dancing Class will meet at 5:00 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.  Beginners Line Dancing will begin at 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Classes will be held at the Ridgeland Recreational Center located at Old Trace Park.   Darlene Epple is the instructor for the class. Cost of the class is $10/class or $40/month.  Call Lynda at 601-856-6876 or email at  HYPERLINK "" for more information
  • Holmes eLearning ranked third in country
    The Center for Online Education released its list of the 50 best online community colleges for 2017, and Holmes Community College came in at number three in the nation.

    In order to produce the top 50, the organization scored each school using a range of factors. All criteria were subdivided into three distinct categories, and each carried a different weight for determining a school’s overall score. Categories include online flexibility, academics, and experience and affordability.
  • Trudy Higginbotham-Moody elected by peers to National Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board
    JACKSON – Trudy Higginbotham-Moody has been elected by her peers to The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board, comprised of 12 Mercedes-Benz dealership owners from throughout the United States. The representatives will assist Mercedes-Benz USA’s executive management team in helping grow the company brand and enhance the customer experience.

    Higginbotham-Moody is co-owner and president of the Mercedes-Benz of Jackson dealership, and is a second generation owner following in the footsteps of her father Dennis Higginbotham. The family also owns and operates Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the Memphis, Tenn., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., markets.
  • Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) is a non-profit Christian organization whose purpose is to build and sell decent and affordable housing to families who need better housing.

    HFHMCA is currently accepting applications for individuals and families interested in becoming part of the Habitat home ownership program in Madison, Hinds and Rankin counties. Informational meetings have been scheduled as follows:
  • On Feb. 18, Special Olympics Mississippi Capital Region will host its 5th Annual “Race for the Laces”.

    The event will be held at Germantown High School with the 5k starting at 8 a.m. and the fun run starting at 9 a.m. The race name is based upon the International Special Olympics “Wear the Laces” campaign which is intended to raise awareness of the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympic athletes.
  • Holmes’ Dean Lawrence receives ESGR Patriot Award
    Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Academic Dean Tonya Lawrence was presented with a Patriot Award from the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on Thursday, Feb. 2. She received a framed Patriot Award certificate and accompanying lapel pin as part of the award, presented by ESGR Area 4 Chair Joyce Robinson.
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