KEMPER HOMEMAKER VOLUNTEERS CROCHET CLASS
Kemper Homemaker Volunteers will offer crochet classes every 2nd and 4th Tuesday beginning January 11th from 11:30-1:30 at the Farmer’s Market building in DeKalb. This is a great opportunity for beginners to learn how to crochet, as well as a good time for more experienced people to get ideas for new projects or finish existing projects.
GREATER MERIDIAN CHAPTER OF MISS VALLY STATE ALUMNI MEETING
The Greater Meridian Chapter of Miss. Valley State University Alumni Chapter will have their virtual meeting Thursday, Jan. 6th, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm. All alumni in Meridian and surrounding counties are asked to participate as we discuss important topics pertaining to the chapter and university. The dail-in number is 425 436 6396. Please call the chapter’s president at 601-692-8723 to get the access code. We wish everyone a happy and peaceful holliday season.
DR M.L. KING CELEBRATION
On January 17, the Dr M.L. King celebration will take place on the Courthouse square starting at 2 p.m. following with a motorcade/march to Belmont M.B. Church in DeKalb, MS, for the 3 p.m. program at church. The guest speaker for this celebration will be newly elected Senator Rod Hickman of Dist. 32. Everyone is invited. For more details contact Bro. J. Lloyd at 601-562-3236. Host pastors- Bro Leroy Carpenter, Pastor Kevin Temple of Belmont M.B Church and Elder Steven Owens of St. Mark U.M.
NATIONAL HEAD START AWARENESS MONTH
DeKalb HS-EHS Center welcomes its parents and children to the 2021-2022 school year! Many preparations have taken place to ensure that our children experience an exciting and safe educational setting. For more information, please contact DeKalb HS-EHS Center at 601-743-2607.
DEADLINE FOR CALENDAR ITEMS
The deadline to submit something to run in the weekly Community Calendar that appears on the community page each week is Thursday at noon one week PRIOR to desired week of publication. To submit an item for Community Calendar you can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring them by the office during regular business hours, or call 601-743-5760
KEMPER FLEA MARKET
Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 8am-1pm at Bizzy Bee’s. Free vendor setup. Selling anything from food, snow cones, household, crafts, and much more.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Training Recruitment going on now. We are looking for youth 14-18 years old to join us for an exciting volunteer program.
The JrMWV Program is a community health education and volunteer leader training program. Youth will learn about improving health literacy and healthy lifestyle choices
and will then go out into their community and become an advocate for a healthier Mississippi! Participants will be expected to give back by completing 24 hours of community service.
Come learn, share, and inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle. For more information or to sign up call the Kemper County Extension office at 601-743-2837 or send an email to email@example.com.
COALITION FOR A HEALTHY KEMPER COUNTY
The Coalition for a Healthy Kemper County was organized to provide educational outreach. The goal is to bring educational awareness of health issues and unhealthy lifestyles that accompany diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc. We solicit the help of area leaders, organizations and individuals working together to make a positive impact on the lives of our community members. If you are interested in helping us carry out our mission, contact Malikah Jones at the Kemper
County Extension office at 601-743-2837 for more information.
A FREE educational program is being offered to help moms-to-be learn how to make healthier choices for themselves and their baby. Today’s Mom, is comprised of a series of six free lessons that includes: Keep Baby Safe, Food Safety, Pregnancy Concerns, Healthy Choices, Physical Activity, Recipe Testing and Breastfeeding .If you are interesting in this program .Please call Mary Bennamon at the Kemper County Extension office 601-743-2837 to find out about classes or if you have any questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEMPER COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ANNOUNCES BEAVER CONTROL COST-SHARE PROGRAM
Applications are now being accepted by Kemper County SWCD for the Kemper County Beaver Control Cost-Share Program. The Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission and the Kemper County Board of Supervisors have funded the program to aid non-industrial private landowners in beaver control. For more information or to make application, contact the Kemper County SWCD located in the NRCS Office, USDA Service Center, Daws Building, 197 Hopper Avenue, DeKalb, MS or call 601-743-9588, extension 3.