Thursday, May 11, 2006
Local News Briefs
Byhalia Chamber sponsoring annual walking horse show
The Dudley R. Moore Jr. Memorial 15th Annual White Oak Classic Walking and Racking Horse Show is just over a week away.
The big event, which includes $7,000 in prize money, is set for Saturday, May 20, at Thomas Indoor Arena, Highway 7 at 78, in Holly Springs. Opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
There will be 28 classes of competition, plus a kids’ area with face painting and balloons, a stick horse class (for ages 9 and under), bake sale, displays, concessions and much more. Bring your lawn chairs. There is lots of fun for the entire family.
Gates open at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, $4 for seniors and military, and children 5 and under are admitted free.
Show manager is Terry Rodgers. Co-manager is Paul Summers.
For more information, advertising, vendor space or box seats, call the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, 662-838-8127, or visit the Chamber’s web site at www.gobyhalia.com.
The fund raiser benefits the Byhalia Chamber, Marshall County Habitat for Humanity, Byhalia Sports Association, church youth groups and the Byhalia Lions Club.
Health Fair Thursday at Alliance HealthCare System
The sixth annual Eddie L. Smith Community Health Fair will be held Thursday on the Alliance Healthcare System hospital campus, 1430 Hwy. 4 East, Holly Springs.
Hours will be 12 noon to 6 p.m. with a rain location being the Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 N. Memphis St.
Free health screenings include blood pressure checks, height, weight and vision screenings, bone density screenings. Prescription drug information will be available (bring current medication). There will also be free health information from various local and state agencies.
For more information, contact August Geeter, 252-1212 or 551-3386.
The big event will include food, fun and door prizes.
The Eddie L. Smith Community Health Fair is a community service program provided by Alliance HealthCare System and Williams Medical Clinic.
County unemployment rate drops to 7.3 percent in March
The state’s economy continued to show signs of recovery in March as the unadjusted jobless rate fell six-tenths of a point to stand at 8.0 percent, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Four counties had rates below five percent, topped by DeSoto at 4.4 Harrison had the highest rate of 15.0.
Marshall’s rate dropped to 7.3 percent (from 8.0 in February), while Benton’s fell to 9.6 (from 10.1 the month before).
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