Events

Fund-raiser board

The Mississippi Opera Guild will present its fund-raiser An Evening in Tuscany October 8 at the Chapel at Livingston. A wine bar and silent auction will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Fund-raiser board members include (from left) Mary Atchley, Dr.


Complete street

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ridgeland recently approved a resolution to adopt a Complete Street policy. The policy was presented to the Mayor and Board by the City of Ridgeland Bicycle Advisory Committee.


Lions award

The Metro Jackson Lions Club recently honored several medical leaders for their support of the Low Vision Clinic at the Mississippi School for the Blind. Lions funded the creation of the clinic, which provides vision screenings to children from across the state. The clinic is still in use today.


Plan fund-raiser

First Presbyterian Day School’s Holiday Potpourri fund-raiser will be held October 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Cherry and Ted Duckworth in the Eastover neighborhood.


Kidney Walk

The Fondren/Woodland Hills neighborhood will be the setting Saturday, October 7 for the annual Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk, sponsored by the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The walk starts promptly at 9 a.m., at the kidney foundation’s office, 3000 Old Canton Rd.



Public service

Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently and offered an update on the status of the Kemper County power plant in eastern Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Rotary Club of North Jackson President Witt Ruffin, Brown, and Rotarian Jeff Adcock.


Healthcare

The Rotary Club of Jackson’s guest speaker recently was Dr. Jerri Avery, a healthcare clinic director. Dr. Avery said those in healthcare had been preparing for an epidemic as prescription sales of opioids have risen over the past 10 years. Drug overdose deaths now exceed traffic accident deaths, which was previously the number one killer.


Habitat donation

Regions Bank has donated $4,000 for this year’s WellsFest, which will be held September 30, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park next to Smith Wills Stadium. The event includes at 5K Race, Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m.; a Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m.; and from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Juried winners

Fondren Renaissance Foundation recently announced winners of the sixth annual Cedars Juried Show.  This year’s show was presented by Jan and Lawrence Farrington and Bulter Snow, LLP and represented works from all across the state including 28 Mississippi cities. Juror for the show was George Bassi, director of The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.


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The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.