Book Sale at the Union Public Library
The Union Public Library is having a Book Sale from May 2-27 during normal business hours. Children, juvenile, paper and hard-back adult fiction, non-fiction and crafting books can be found at the sale. DVD and CDs are also available. Shop early for the best selection. All proceeds support our libraries in Decatur, Dekalb, Newton, Scooba and Union. We thank you for your continued support.
Town of Hickory Cemetery Low on Funds
The Town of Hickory Cemetery is low on funds and help is needed! Please send donations to Sandra Jones, P.O. box 244, Hickory, MS 39332.
Union Youth League Football and Cheerleading Registration
The Union Youth League will have Football and Cheerleading registration on two dates: May 29, from 2-5 p.m., and June 4, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union City Park. The early registration fee is $65. Open to children 4-12 years old and all school districts. Register early and save! For more information, contact Coach O at 601-575-0840 or Coach Demond at 601-562-2484.
Public Meeting for Parents/Guardians of Children with Disabilities at Newton Municipal Schools
A public meeting for parents/guardians knowledgeable of children with disabilities who attend Newton Municipal School District will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at the district’s Office of Special Education from 9-11 a.m. and from 12-2 p.m. CDC guidelines will be enforced.
Those in attendance will have an opportunity to discuss the District’s IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Part B and Preschool project application for year 2022-2023. For more information, please contact Natasha Porter, Director of Special Education, at 601-683-3275, at 601-357-0268 or by email at email@example.com.
Newton County Farmer’s Market Beginning June 18
There will be a Newton County Farmer’s Market every first Friday and third Saturday from 8 a.m-12 p.m., beginning Saturday, June 18, at ESCO Park in Newton. We are currently taking vendor applications at the Newton County Extension Office, located at 65 7th Street, Decatur, MS 39327.
ECCC’s Annual Kids’ College Registration Open Until May 20
Art, baking, cheer, and theater are among the activity’s kids can learn at ECCC’s annual Kids’ College, set for June 13-17 on the campus in Decatur. Kids’ College provides several daily activities for those ages 6 through 12. Online only registration opens Monday, April 25, with a registration deadline of Friday, May 20. Registration can be completed at www.eccc.edu/continuing-education. The cost of each class is $50 and each participant receives a Kids’ College T-shirt. Classes are nonrefundable after May 20. For more information, contact Elizabeth Minter in ECCC’s Burton Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-635-6219
Courses offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day include Art Camp (ages 9-12), Budding Bakers (ages 9-12), Cheer Camp (ages 9-12), Jewelry Making (ages 6-8), Robotics Lab (ages 6-8), Spa Camp (ages 9-12), and Theater Camp (ages 6-8).
Courses offered from 10:30 a.m. to Noon each day include Art Camp (ages 6-8), Budding Bakers (ages 6-8), Cheer Camp (ages 6-8), Jewelry Making (ages 9-12), Robotics Lab (ages 9-12), Spa Camp (ages 6-8), and Theater Camp (ages 9-12).
2022 Thomas Family Reunion
The descendants of William Washington and Lena Catherina Phillips Thomas, whose children are James Allen Thomas, William Melton Thomas, Albert Miles Thomas, John Marion Thomas, Mary Susan Thomas Brantley, and Dock Kelly Thomas, will hold the Annual Thomas Family Reunion at the Madden Lions Club on Saturday, June 11, at 11:30 a.m. We hope each of you will plan to come and bring a dish and your lawn chair. If you have any old pictures or other family information that you can share, this will be a great contribution in the preparation of a Thomas Family Book. We look forward to enjoying a day of food, fun and fellowship with each of you. We look forward to seeing each of you. The Madden Lions club is located on Thaggard Road in Madden.
ECCC Accepting Applications for Gap-Filler Scholarship
East Central Community College in Decatur is now accepting applications for the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship. This “gap filler” scholarship awards several thousand dollars annually to ECCC students who do not receive and/or qualify for sources of funding sufficient to cover the cost of tuition. Depending on the availability of funding, the Slagle In-District Tuition Scholarship is available for students residing in or attending high school in the college’s district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties. The priority deadline to apply is June 30, 2022. For more information on the Slagle In-District Scholarship, contact ECCC Student Services at 601-635-6204 or email email@example.com.
Newton County Youth Football and Cheer Camp and Registration
Season 2022 Registration for Newton County Youth Football and Cheer is in full swing! Sign up for camp is $20 and kids will receive a shirt and a meal, while learning basic fundamentals, exercises and drills. We will also have some fun with team building games and activities. Sign up for camp and money will be due July 1.
2022 Registration is available now as well and we will be set up to take forms and payments from parents during camp. Homeschool children and other districts are welcome to join us. Practice typically starts in August and games start in September-November. Season Registration fee will be $85 for football and cheer. Financial assistance is available for your child, if you qualify. https://everykidsports.org/every-kid-sports-pass/faq/
To pre-register your child, we will mail you the registration papers by going to this link: https:docs.google.com/forms/d/1wrbyg4ugRMVzyFRtqh1Hnvu0Xlz0D566s5NFAd8O…
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