The City of Clinton will be holding their annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) on Thursday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Brighton Park.
“The Clinton city employees host a blood drive every year to honor their local fire and police departments, and in memory of the first responders whose lives were lost on 9/11,” Tammy Bouchillon, MBS Senior Marketing Rep, said. “It has now turned into a heated Battle of the Badges competition.”
The Clinton Fire Department won the title in 2016, recruiting the most donors for the completion. They are determined this year to hold onto their title. However, the Clinton Police Department have other ideas!
This is the twelfth year for the community blood drive, which averages 100 units. All donors will receive a T-shirt and be registered for a chance to win door prizes. There will also be free food from local eateries and karaoke. Come out and celebrate Clinton’s local heroes by being one of their heroes—donate blood!
Donors must be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds must have signed parental consent; visit our Web site for a copy of the form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID. Visit us at msblood.com or call us at (888) 90-BLOOD (902-5663) for information. You can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/give2live and follow MSbloodservices on Twitter. #Give1Save3.
Mississippi State Hospital will host the 28th annual Serendipity art show and silent auction on Thursday, Sept. 7. All of the work in this unique show is created by MSH patients and Jaquith Nursing Home residents who are taking part in the hospital’s Art Services program.
Book sale benefiting Leland Speed Library on the campus of Mississippi College. Books of all kinds of subjects starting at $1 for paperbacks. Located in the alley between Aven Hall and Leland Speed Library, near First Baptist Church. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Raymond Chamber of Commerce would like to announce their 35th Annual Raymond Country Fair on The Square coming up Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in collaboration with Hinds Community College, celebrating their 100th year of Inspired Service.
For more information, or if you are interested in having a booth, please go to the chamber website www.RaymondChamber.org for more details and vendor application.
Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars and tell your friends!
One of America’s most beloved bands is “Takin’ it to the Streets” of Jackson to support Alzheimer’s disease research.
The Doobie Brothers will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson.
The concert benefits the MIND (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) Center, a national leader in Alzheimer’s research and patient care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m., Friday July 14 at www.ardenland.net. Ticket prices range from $49.50 – $119.50.
“The Doobie Brothers’ outstanding legacy has gifted the world with so much wonderful music. This performance will help us shine a light on Alzheimer’s and the funds raised will help us accelerate the pace of discovery towards effective treatments,” said Dr. Tom Mosley, Dudley & Robbie Hughes Distinguished MIND Center Chair.
Proceeds from the concert, presented by Trustmark Bank, will support the MIND Center’s research, diagnostic and outpatient care programs. Mosley and his team lead one of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted to identify risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of cognitive decline.
“The huge toll to patients and families, and not to mention the economic impact of dementing illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease cannot be overstated,” Mosley said.
Since 2010 the MIND Center has brought together some of the nation’s leading medical institutions to study factors from mid-life that may predict brain and cognitive changes later in life. The MIND Center Clinic offers diagnosis and leading-edge outpatient treatment for patients experiencing memory loss and cognitive impairment.
In 2016, the establishment of the Clinical Trials program and a gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation further advanced the MIND Center’s potential to make discoveries that could “slow, stop or prevent these devastating illnesses,” Mosley said.
“Alzheimer’s is the only of the top 10 causes of mortality in the United States without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression,” said Denise Lafferty, MIND Center chief of operations. “While the MIND Center is making great strides to discover the causes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and find new treatments, community support of this special event is critical to accelerating our research and bringing memory care services to individuals battling these diseases across our state.”
Born out of the “chaotic” music scene of late-1960’s California, The Doobie Brothers’ current lineup includes original members and singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, as well multi-instrumentalist John McFee.
The winners of four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 48 million records. They have recorded 16 Top 40 hits in their history, including “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “China Grove,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
“We’re basically an American band – we cover a lot of areas,” Johnston says on the band’s website. “We cover blues, R&B, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s based on rhythms, rhythm structures, picking, and harmonies. That’s been the signature of the band.”
Last year’s MIND Center concert, performed by Brian Wilson, grossed more than $425,000 for neurodegenerative dementia research.
“This concert is the sixth in a series of unique and successful events which have raised awareness and funds for the MIND Center,” said Patricia McClure, chair of the MIND Center Events Committee. “As a Mississippian and a family member of someone who battled this terrible disease, I am proud to know that Mississippi is a national leader in Alzheimer’s research and clinical care.”
If you would like to support the MIND Center or become a sponsor for the concert, an Ardenland production, please call 601-815-4237 or email email@example.com for more information.
You know you’ll need your car washed soon, so let Attache’ take care of it for you!
Clinton High’s Attache’ show choir will have its annual fundraising car wash Saturday Sept.16, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Hurricane Bay Car Wash on Old Vicksburg Road. Contact any Attache’ member to pledge per car or give a donation to help singer/dancers, pit or crew members. Pictured in back (l to r) are Attache’ members Wesley Thomas, Rachel Darnell, Zuri Williams, Britney Cox, Annelise Ouellette, and Peyton Ruffin. Front row (l to r) Ty Turner and Isaiah Johnson.
Mississippi College athletic director Mike Jones, along with head coach John Bland, are pleased to release the 2017 football schedule, it was announced on Monday (June 19).
The slate features four home games and six road games following Morthland College, an original 2017 home opponent, canceling the September 2nd season opener after eliminating their athletic department onMay 18th.
“We were put a little behind the eight-ball with Morthland dropping athletics so late in the game,” said head coach John Bland, who is entering his 4th season at the helm. “It was good to find an in-region game against Clark Atlanta to get things started. They will come to Clinton to open the 2018 schedule.”
The Choctaws will now open 2017 with three straight road games, starting with a Thursday (Aug. 31) night contest at Clark Atlanta. MC will then travel to Bolivar, Mo. to face Southwest Baptist (Sept. 9) before starting Gulf South Conference play at West Alabama (Sept. 16).
The home opener is scheduled for September 23rd when Florida Tech comes to Robinson-Hale Stadium. MC will then host rival Delta State (Sept. 30) for the second of back-to-back games in Clinton.
The Choctaws will play their next two games on the road, traveling to West Florida (Oct. 7) and Valdosta State (Oct. 14) for GSC contests.
“This is the toughest Division II conference in the country, year after year,” Bland said. “Each and every week presents a great challenge that our guys are excited to meet.”
The 2017 “Homecoming” game is scheduled for October 21st when West Georgia comes to Clinton. Following an off week, MC will wrap up the home slate with a “Senior Day” game against Shorter (Nov. 4).
The season finale will also be the final game for powerhouse North Alabama in Division II, who has begun transition to NCAA Division I-FCS. MC will travel to Florence, Ala. to face the Lions on November 11th.
The Choctaws went 3-7 in 2016, including their first Gulf South Conference win since 1995 with a 32-0 victory over Shorter on November 5th.
Are you thinking about buying a home but aren’t sure what to do next? Then you need to attend our upcoming Home Buyers Seminar. The free event is hosted by Century 21 Maselle & Associates. It will be heldSaturday, September 23rd from10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The location is the company’s Clinton Office at 300 East College Drive.
Let us guide you to the path of home ownership! Topics include:
how to deal with credit problems
determining which mortgage is right for you
how to get the right type of home owners insurance
how a real estate agent can help you find the home of your dreams.
Lenders from Academy Mortgage, First Liberty Mortgage, Community Bank and BancorpSouth Mortgage will be on hand to give confidential home consultations to get you prequalified. Food will be provided and attendees have the chance to win several door prizes and gift cards.
Hinds Community College, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus and MSU have partnered to offer the following summer enrichment opportunities at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center:
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus will offer an AARP Smart Driver Course monthly on the last Tuesday on the following dates from 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Summer- Aug.29, Fall-Sept. 26 & Oct. 31. $15 AARP Members and $20 for non-members, payable to AARP day of class. This is a four hour refresher course, required once per three year period to maintain an insurance discount. Take a right off elevator/stairs, RCU Suites #334, in the RCU take a left, go down the hall, Room # 340 on the right, ERCC.