Community calendar 01/24/18

REPM to hold January meeting on Thursday

The Newton County Retired Education Personnel will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the ECCC Mabry Cafeteria Gold Room in Decatur. The program will be given by the Newton County Special Resources Team (Newton County’s Swat Team).

Any retired Mississippi Education personnel who are not a member are also invited to attend to learn more about this organization.

Union Summer League registration is underway

Registration for the Union Summer Recreation Summer League is underway. Parents can register at the Union City Hall until Feb. 16. The cost will be $45 for all ages and this does not include uniforms. For more information, call 601-774-9422.

UES and UHS to hold beauty and beau pageants Jan. 27

Union Elementary will host its annual beauty/beau pageant for students in pre-K through fourth grade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at in Huff Auditorium on the campus of East Central Community College. Admission is $5.  Union High School will host its annual beauty/beau pageant on the same date also at ECCC beginning at 7 p.m.  Admission is also $5.

Relay for Life announces meeting dates

The Relay for Life planning committee has announced five meeting dates for this 2018.  The dates are:

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 (Bank night).

For more information, call 601-562-4830.

ECCC to host Father/daughter Valentine Dance” Feb. 9

The East Central Community College Choral Department will host a Father/Daughter Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 9 on the Decatur campus.

The event will feature a Princess Theme for ages five and up and will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria. The cost is $30 per couple and if a father has more than one daughter, it is an additional $5 per child.  Light refreshments will be included.

For more information, contact Denise Riley, ECCC choral director, at 601-635-6225 or email

Ministry hosts support groups

Free Indeed Ministries, 110 Main St., Union, is hosting weekly addiction support groups sponsored by Mending Broken Lives ministries at 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday night.

For more information, call Teresa Talbert at 601-697-9015, or Jennifer Wilkerson at 601-253-6758.

Email announcements to dthompson@­newton­


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