Rescheduled: Union Community Development Project Meeting
Members of the community are cordially invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on a lot on the corner of Spinks Street and Bolden Street to discuss a potential community improvement project. Attendees are encouraged to provide input and feedback in person or via email to ensure the project fit the needs of the community. The three areas of discussion will be a playground, memorial site and community center/flower garden. Social distancing will be practiced. For more information or to RSVP, email Garyd501@yahoo.com or call 601-405-7388.
Voter Registration and Clean Up Day at Medgar Evers Memorial Park
The Concerned Citizens of Union Group, along with some members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Graduate Chapter Theta Iota Iota of Meridian, will be sponsoring a Voter Registration and Clean Up Day at the Medgar Evers Memorial Park in Union. Clean Up will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Voter Registration will begin at 10 a.m.
Graduate Scholarships Available from National Association of Junior Auxiliaries
The Greenville, Miss.-based National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc. is accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship Program. Applicants must be pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields which address the needs of children and youth.
Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to, counseling, psychology, mental development, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired, and gifted and talented.
Applicants must be a permanent U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of states with chapters of nonprofit Junior Auxiliary. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
Scholarship grants are awarded annually to persons who work, or plan to work, directly with children. The NAJA Scholarship Program was started in 1962 and has awarded more than $1,349,504. Instructions and application forms are available only from Sept. 1 through Feb. 1 from the NAJA Web site. Go to www.najanet.org.
For more information, contact Calli Boggan, Scholarship Chair with the JA chapter of Newton County, at Calli_cumberland@yahoo.com
Veterans food bank set for Second Saturday
The Newton County Veterans Service office will sponsor a food bank from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the American Legion Hut in Decatur.
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