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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM
County Line Road was a two-lane developer’s dream; the hit film Jaws was on its way to becoming the highest grossing film of all time; WZZQ-FM was the station to turn to for top 40 hits; The OZ and Second Hand Rose were the go to boutiques for trendy threads and the blues rocker outfit Sassy Jones was splashing onto the Ross Barnett Reservoir making musical waves Jacksonians had never heard before.
  • The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team competed at the Oak Grove Warrior Invitational this past weekend. The team brought half of their competition squad and had numerous competitors place in the top six at the tournament as well as break to semifinal rounds of the tournament.
  • Music lovers are invited to a series of splendid fall concerts celebrating Mississippi College’s 190th anniversary.

    It’s never too early to order tickets for these special events at America’s second oldest Baptist college.
  • Steve & Marsha Padgett of Pearl MS, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jana Marie to Terry Daniel Dear, son of Dwight & Betty Dear, of Florence, MS.

    Jana is a graduate of Tupelo High School and Hinds Community College.
  • FLORA — Chef David Raines, owner of The Flora Butcher shop, announced this week the promotion of Chef Frank Szymanski to the position of Director of Culinary Operations.

    Mr. Szymanski comes to the Flora Butcher with an impressive resume that includes Chef de Cuisine positions at the Louisiana Pantry in Orange Beach, Alabama and Nick’s in Jackson, MS.
  • The 45th Annual Mississippi Church Library Conference will be held at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Ms on September 30 through October 1, 2016.  This conference is sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.

    The central objective of the conference is to provide up-to-date training to participants in each area of church library management, including administration, classification and cataloging, collection development, promotion, automation, Bible repair, church history and others. 
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School   seniors named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
    MADISON – Three Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and remain in the running for a National Merit Scholarship next year.

     Caroline Doherty, Andrew Liess and Ellie Smith were three of about 16,000 students nationally – or roughly a third of the 50,000 high scorers on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) – who were named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship.
  •  Line Dancing

    Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.  Beginners Line Dancing Class will meet at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Advanced Line Dancing will begin at 7:00-8:00 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 lynda.assink@ridgelandms.org for more informatio
  • A Day in the Country
    The 37th annual A Day in the Country, hosted by Chapel of the Cross, will be Saturday, October 1st from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the historic chapel located at 674 Mannsdale Road in Madison.
  • Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.  Beginners Line Dancing Class will meet at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Advanced Line Dancing will begin at 7:00-8:00 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 lynda.assink@ridgelandms.org for more information
  • BEST BET/2016 WellsFest and WellsFest Art Night Benefit the Center for Violence Prevention
    The 33rd WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 24, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park, next to Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive. All proceeds will go to the Center for Violence Prevention. The center provides emergency shelter and ongoing support services for women and children forced to leave their homes due to domestic violence, assault or human trafficking.
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