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Special Notice

• Boil Water Notice — Customers of the Trim Cane Water Association are reminded they remain under a Boil Water Notice which will continue until the current construction project is completed.
Water for drinking and cooking should be boiled for at least one minute before use until notified that the water has been tested and the boil water notice lifted.

Today

• Tutoring for English speakers set — Bobbie Walton, Myrna Lott, Laura Thurmond and Nathan Nash will lead the tutoring for English Speakers class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Emerson Family Center. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.
• Rotary to meet — The work of Mississippi State University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center of Blindness and Low Vision will be reviewed at this week’s meeting of Starkville Rotary Club. Guest speaker will be Center Director Brenda Cavenaugh, who will introduced by Rotarian Richard Blackbourn, Dean of the College of Education. Rotary meets each Monday noon at Starkville Country Club.
• Bridge club to meet — Starkville Duplicate Bridge Club will meet at 1 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church Ladies Parlor.
For information, call Shelia Flurry at 323-9418, Nell Husbands at 323-2260 or Jeanette Koelling at 323-3338.
• Senior center activities — At 1:30 p.m., come play Party Bridge at the Senior Enrichment Center. To play, call 324-1965.
To reach the Center, from Highway 12, turn left onto Industrial Park Road at the National Guard Armory. Drive three-fourths of a mile and turn right onto Miley Drive.
The center is located in the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District building on the right. Call 324-1965 for more information.
• Parent and Tot Water Class to meet — Parent and Tot Water Class is being offered at the Wellness Connection on Mondays at 5 p.m. This class gets children acclimated to water and teaches some basic pre-swimming skills.
Babies and tots ages 6 months to 3 years old are welcome. Parents, grandparents and other family members can bring kids. One does not need to be a member of the Wellness Connection to participate.
Kids need to wear swimming diapers if they are not potty trained. For more information, call Kate Fabel at 324-2899.
• Pilot Club to meet — The Starkville Pilot Club will meet on Monday, June 21 for its monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn beginning at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. This monthly meeting will be the installation of new officers for the coming year.

Tuesday

• Anger Management class — Joyce Dumas, Safe Schools/Healthy Students Facilitator will lead the Anger Management class from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.
• Parent and Tot Water Class to meet — Parent and Tot Water Class is being offered at the Wellness Connection on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This class gets children acclimated to water and teaches some basic pre-swimming skills.
Babies and tots ages 6 months to 3 years old are welcome. Parents, grandparents and other family members can bring kids. One does not need to be a member of the Wellness Connection to participate. Kids need to wear swimming diapers if they are not potty trained. For information, call Kate Fabel at 324-2899.
• Senior Center activities set — At 2 p.m.,“Famous Folks with June Birthdays Quiz.”
• Free Childbirth classes available — Free childbirth classes available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The class meets each Tuesday in June at the Emerson Family Center. To pre-register, call 320-4607.
Free child care and a snack are provided. Space is limited. The program is sponsored by the Oktibbeha Families First Resource Center and funded by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
• Casserole Kitchen to serve supper — The Casserole Kitchen serves hot, nutritious meals to anyone in need at no charge. All who are in need of a hot, home-cooked meal are welcome.
Supper is served between 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall (Ground Floor) of First Presbyterian Church, located at 307 University Drive, in Starkville.
These meals are prepared, served, and donated by volunteers as a ministry from churches in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. For more information, call 312-9229.
• Starkville Young Wealthbuilders to meet — The Starkville Young Wealthbuilders will meet Tuesday at the Chalet at 6:30 p.m.
The Young Wealthbuilders is a group entrepreneurial-minded leaders that help individuals achieve their financial goals and live a comfortable lifestyle. Call Stephen at (601) 433-9122 or Greg at 312-9358 for information.
• Celebrate Recovery program — Fellowship Baptist Church will host a Celebrate Recovery program each Tuesday beginning at 6:45 p.m. A nursery will be provided.
Come early and join us for supper, served at 6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program for anyone who needs healing from hurts, hang-ups or habits. All are welcome.
For more information, call the church office at 320-9988 or Carl Klutts at 418-9758.
• OCH Regional Medical Center to host blood drive — OCH Regional Medical Center will host a United Blood Services blood drive Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the UBS Bloodmobile located in the hospital parking lot.
Everyone who donates will get a free t-shirt and be eligible to enter the drawing for a door prize. The need for blood is very critical during this time of the year, so donations are encouraged.
• Stoy-Nash VFW monthly meeting set — Stoy-Nash VFW Post 5573 monthly meeting will be held June 22 at 7 p.m. with a meal served at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the post home on Old HWY. 25 South. For more information, call Commander Wendell Gibson at 323-7704.

Wednesday

• “Active Parenting” class set — Elmarie Carr Brooks, FFRC Coordinator will be the presenter for the Active Parenting class from 9 a.m. to noon today. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.
• Senior Center activities — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, join the group at the Senior Enrichment Center for Stitching with Marie.
• Parenting series set for ages 3 to 5 — Ellen Goodman and Elisia Mosley will lead the Parenting series class for ages 3 to 5 from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Emerson Family Center. Pre-register by calling 615-1661.
• Computer class set — Robert Jamerson will lead the computer class set from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Emerson Family Center. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.
• Compulsive Spenders Anonymous to meet — This group is developed to help compulsive spenders to modify behaviors that put them at risk for inappropriate spending and help remove or lessen the underlying emotional and spiritual causes for compulsive spending.
The meeting are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Parish Center.
Meetings with crisis relief groups are by appointment. For information, call 324-2889 weekdays or 312-3333 after hours.

Thursday

• Tutoring for English speakers set — Bobbie Walton, Myrna Lott, Laura Thurmond and Nathan Nash will lead the tutoring for English Speakers class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Emerson Family Center. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.
• Parent and Tot Water class to meet — Parent and Tot Water Class is being offered at the Wellness Connection on Thursdays at 10 a.m. This class gets children acclimated to water and teaches some basic pre-swimming skills.
Babies and tots ages 6 months to 3 years old are welcome. Parents, grandparents and other family members can bring kids. One does not need to be a member of the Wellness Connection to participate. Kids need to wear swimming diapers if they are not potty trained. For information, call Kate Fabel at 324-2899.
• Happy Hoopers Quilt Guild to meet — The Happy Hoopers Quilt Guild meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Starkville Parks and Recreation Multipurpose building.
All quilters are invited to join the group and bring their own projects.
• Senior Center activities set — At 2 p.m., the original program is rescheduled for July 8. Visit the Center today!
• Golden Triangle Knitting Guild to meet — June’s Golden Triangle Knitting Guild meeting will be held on Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in room 204 of the First United Methodist Church, located at 200 Lampkin Road in Starkville. Kristen Campbell will teach everyone how to crochet with beads. If you are interested in participating in the lesson, be sure to bring a crochet hook to the meeting. Any size between 6 through 12 will work. As always, newcomers are welcome! For more information, contact Emily Marett at emilymarett@yahoo.com.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Welcome reception for AMS principal — Parents of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are invited to attend a welcome reception for new Armstrong Middle Principal Libby Mosley on June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Center. There will be a short program at 6 p.m. where Ms. Mosley will discuss her expectations and plans for AMS for the 2010-2011 school year.
• Casserole Kitchen to serve supper — The Casserole Kitchen serves hot, nutritious meals to anyone in need at no charge. All who are in need of a hot, home-cooked meal are welcome. Supper is served between 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall (Ground Floor) of First Presbyterian Church, located at 307 University Drive, in Starkville.
These meals are prepared, served, and donated by volunteers as a ministry from churches in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. For more information, call 312-9229.

Friday

• Senior Center activities set — Stop by the Senior Enrichment Center for Party Bridge at 1:30 p.m. To play, call 324-1965.
• Sturgis Library Summer Reading program set — The theme of the Sturgis Public Library Summer Reading Program is “Make a Splash ...Read!” Programs for children ages 6 through 12 will be each week in June and July on Friday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m., except July 2, which is a library holiday.
• Computer class set — Robert Jamerson will lead the computer class set for 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Emerson Family Center. Pre-register by calling 320-4607.

Saturday

• Casserole Kitchen to serve lunch — The Casserole Kitchen serves hot, nutritious meals to anyone in need at no charge.
All who are in need of a hot, home-cooked meal are welcome. Lunch is served between 11 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall (Ground Floor) of First Presbyterian Church, located at 307 University Drive, in Starkville. For more information, call 312-9229.

On the horizon

• Starkville Tea Party — At 3 p.m. June 26, Starkville Tea Party members, supporters, and other concerned citizens will join in a monthly meeting at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 1491 Frye Road in Starkville, MS 39759.
The featured speaker will be Kim Wade, Talk Show Host at WJNT News Talk Radio, 1180 AM in Jackson. The meeting will include a discussion concerning the current administration in Washington and other pertinent issues of our day.
For information, e-mail starkvilleteaparty@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (662) 418-8115.
• SAAC Arts grant applications accepted — Applications for the 2010-2011 Starkville Area Arts Council arts grants are available at this time. The deadline for grant requests is June 30.
The SAAC awards grants that promote an area of the arts, music, dance, theatre, literature and visual to individuals or organizations in the greater Starkville area.
Application forms are available at the SAAC office located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Building, 101 S. Lafayette St., Suite 18 or online at http://www.starkvillearts.org. Call 324-3080 for information.
• Hall Family Reunion set — The Hall family reunion will be held from July 2 to 5. For more information, contact Roderick Fox at (662) 295-6880 or Jannie Thompson at (662) 769-1452.
• Sessums Day Celebrations set — The third annual Sessums Day Celebration will be July 3 at the Andy Conley, Jr., Community Park, located in the Sessums Community. Gates will open at noon and entertainment will begin at 4 p.m. Please bring food, lawn chairs, coolers, grills, etc. and have a great time and see old friends. All current and former residents of the Sessums Community are invited to attend. They also welcome the general public to the event.
• SHS Class of 1995 luncheon set — The Starkville High School Class of 1995 luncheon will be held from 1-4 p.m. July 3 at Central Station Grill. For more information, contact Jarvis Outlaw at (281) 451-6621 or e-mail at jarvisoutlaw@gmail.com.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
• All ‘90s SHS Class Reunion set — An All ‘90s Class Reunion will be held 8 p.m.-1 a.m. July 3-4 at Lucky’s Lounge at Rick’s Cafe. If you graduated from high school, 1990-1999, come out and mingle with old friends and classmates in an adult atmosphere. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Jarvis Outlaw at (281) 451-6621 or e-mail at jarvisoutlaw@gmail.com.This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
• Taylor Family Reunion set — Descendents of Ben Taylor Family Reunion will be held the weekend of July 9-11. Contact Justice Taylor at 324-2608, Roy Manteen at 324-0578, Larry Campbell at 615-1984, or Chris Taylor at 617-3671 for addition information and registration forms.
• Gandy Family Reunion set — The Gandy Family Reunion will be held July 16 to 18. Contact Levon Gandy at 323- 5669 or Wander Gandy Carr at 320-4885 for information and registration form.
• Family reunion travel — Della Tate and family are planning to charter a bus to Jacksonville, Fla., July 23 to 25 for the Tate Family reunion, anyone interested in joining the road trip can call Della Tate at 323-0036, Lana Johnson at 346-1473 or Tanya Rice at 312-5149.
• Oden Family Reunion set — The Oden Family Reunion will be held the weekend of July 23 to 25. Contact Tina Cockrell at 418-6437, Chris Taylor at 617-3671 or Dan Taylor at 323-5681 for additional information or to receive registration forms and other event information.

For your information

• Oral History project underway — Friends of the Noxubee Refuge has begun an Oral History Project and is looking for those who have memories/stories and experiences to share about the Noxubee Refuge.
Those persons who have frequented the Refuge since its origin in 1940 are asked to consent to answering questions while being recorded. Since the project is just developing, it is anticipated these recordings will be on CD.
Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Jan Bryant at 323-2277.
• Program for Adult learners set — The Adult Literacy Ministries will sponsor a class for adult learners. The program is for adults 16 years old and up. The class times are flexible. For more information about this program, call 320-4607.
• Scheduled recycle pickups set — There are five Wednesdays in March, June, September and December for the 2010 calendar year. The recycling pickup schedule is based on a four-week month and does not account for the fifth week in the months listed above for this year.
There are not and will not be any pickups for recycling on the fifth week of any month containing five weeks. The recycling schedule will continue its normal (first and third/ second and fourth) schedule beginning the first week in April.
• Starkville School District Residency Requirements for 2010-2011 School Year — The Starkville School District is required by the State of Mississippi to have two current proofs of residency on file for a student to be eligible for enrollment in the Starkville School District.
The proofs of residency must be updated for the 2010-2011 school year and documented yearly according to the State Auditor’s office. Acceptable documents to support proof of residency include the following: 1. Filed Homestead Exemption Application Form; 2. Mortgage Documents or Property Deed; 3. Apartment or Home Lease; 4. Utility Bill (only one will be accepted); 5. Driver’s License; 6. Voter Precinct Identification; 7. Automobile Registration.
Parents should provide the needed documentation to their child’s school at the start of the 2010-2011 school year.
In addition, parents who have previously been granted permission for their child to attend the Starkville School District even though they live outside the boundaries of the district must also reapply each school year.
Those who reside outside the district and were previously granted permission to attend should contact Debbie Scire’ in the Superintendent’s Office at 324-4050 to be placed on a school board agenda requesting permission to attend for the 2010-2011 school year.

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