Community calendar 02/21/18

Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce to host banquet

The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet on Feb. 24 at ECCC’s Mabry Cafeteria.

The banquet will begin with the silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. This year’s speaker will be WLBT anchor Maggie Wade. Tickets cost $22 and are available at the Decatur Town Hall or from any chamber board member. Admission costs $25 at the door.

Newton County 4-H Club hosts robotics and LEGOS club

The Newton County 4-H Club will host a youth LEGOS and robotics club for children ages 5-7. The dash robotics will be at 3:30 p.m. March 22 at the MSU Extension Service Office in Decatur. Space is limited for this program. The LEGOS club will be for children ages 5 and up and will be at 3:30 p.m. March 29.

Call the 4-H office at 601-635-7011 for more information.

Relay for Life announces meeting dates 

There will be a Relay for Life meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.  27 at Chow Hall in Decatur. Attendance at this meeting will be crucial to the future of the Relay for Life events in Newton County. For more information, call 601-562-4830. 

Present Day Club Union birthday calendars on sale

The Present Day Club of Union is taking orders through March for the community birthday calendars. Calendars cost $6 and each listing is .50 cents.

To place orders, call Melissa Carleton 601-416-8989 or Coreen Van Devender 601-416-0690. Proceeds help fund club community, educational and art projects in Union.

MFWC Present Day Club of Union to host rummage sale

The MFWC Present Day Club of Union will have a large multi-family rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3 at the red brick home at 910 East Jackson Road, Union (near future Piggly Wiggly site). Donations of items for the sale are welcomed as the event funds many community projects, including the backpack ministry at Union Public Schools.

Newton County 4-H Club to host art club

The Newton County 4-H Club will host an art club for youth ages 8-18 at 3:30 p.m. March 5.

Union Chamber of Commerce to host annual banquet

The Union Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2018 membership banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 at First Baptist Church Union’s family life center. This year’s keynote speaker will be Union native U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly. Entertainment will be provided by The Josh Dickerson Band and will be sponsored by Quinns Family Pharmacy and Mississippi Power.

Newton County 4-H Club to host Sewing 101

The Newton County 4-H Club will host a Sewing 101 class for youth ages 10 and up and adults at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 26. There is no cost to join but there may be some expense involved in the program. For more information, call the MSU Extension Office at 601-635-7011.

Loose Caboose vendor applications now available

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is now accepting craft and food vendor applications for Newton’s 15th Annual Loose Caboose Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, March 31.

To enter, visit our webpage, or call 601-683-2201 to receive a mailed application. 

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.

Crossroads Head Start and Newton Early Head Start now accepting applications

Crossroads Head Start and Newton Early Head Start is now accepting applications for students. Children who will be eight weeks to 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1 are eligible as well as children with disabilities.

Parents or guardians must submit one document for proof of income, including a 2017 tax return or W2 form; and proof of the child’s age. Applications can be submitted at Crossroads, 401 East Railroad St., Newton, 601-683-3161, or at Newton Early Head Start, 403 Third St., Newton, 601-683-0205.

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