Quick Bites and More, Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Creative Learning Fifty-Plus invites you to come experience one of these great FREE programs offered through the MSU Extension Service which provides information and how-to’s in a wide variety of topics through interactive video.
Hinds Community College, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, invites you to come over to the Eagle Ridge Conference Center and join us for the free Quick Bites programs being offered through the Hinds County Mississippi State University Extension Service. These short sessions provide information in a wide variety of topics through interactive video. The programs are held in the Global Room #366, third floor, and are free to the public, so bring a brown bag lunch and join us for some fun creative learning!
July’s topics to include: July 6, Art in Bloom, Lynette McDougald-Instructor, Plant & Soil Sciences
July 13, Drought Tolerant Plants for Hot Dry Times, Dr. Lelia Kelly-Consumer Horticulture Specialist
July 27, Diseases of Backyard Fruits and Vegetables, Dr. Rebecca Melanson-Assistant Extension Professor.
For program details and to register contact Linda Anderson, MSU, Hinds County Extension Office @ 857-3242.
April 28th – Fourth Friday Family Yoga with Cassandra! | 4:00 – 4:45pm • A fun, interactive yoga session designed for children and their parents • Free for CCNC members • $5 per person for non/members — at Clinton Community Nature Center.
The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) in partnership with Entergy Mississippi, Inc.’s Legal Department is sponsoring a FREE Family Law and Misdemeanor Expungement Clinic to assist low income residents with their legal matters. The clinic is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Eudora Welty Library (300 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201). Clients will receive legal court documents prepared by licensed Mississippi attorneys and legal advice on irreconcilable differences divorce, emancipation, child support modification and misdemeanor expungement cases. This legal clinic is open to the public; however, interested participants must contact MVLP at 601-882-5001 or register online at http://www.mvlp.net/%20pro-se-legal-clinic-intake-form%20/ by Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to find out if they are eligible for services and to schedule an appointment.
The legal clinics are pro se clinics, which means the individuals who attend and receive services from the attorneys are empowered to handle their legal matters in court on their own. The clinics are designed to assist self-represented litigants in preparing to go to court. Eligibility to attend a clinic is limited to people whose income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
For example, that would be an annual income of $23,540 or less for an individual, or an annual income of $48,500 or less for a family of four, based on the 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Persons seeking assistance must register in advance and be screened for eligibility by MVLP. In 2016, MVLP served approximately 2,300 Mississippi residents through referrals, direct representation, advice and legal clinics. Clinic participants are paired with dedicated and professional pro bono attorneys, many who have their own practices around the state or work for larger firms and corporations.
“Entergy Mississippi serves 465,000 customers in 45 of the state’s 82 counties,” said Alexander Martin, Entergy Mississippi counsel. “A large number of these citizens have underserved legal needs, and we are happy to provide them with assistance.” “Pro bono work helps to bring closure to legal matters for individuals who cannot afford an attorney. MVLP is fortunate to work with attorneys across this state, like those with Entergy Mississippi, who dedicate countless hours to making sure we restore hope in the lives of our underserved residents” said Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director/General Counsel of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.
For more information on MVLP or the legal clinics, please contact 601-882-5001 or visit www.mvlp.org.