Thursday, January 12, 2006

Local News Briefs

Applications due by Friday for next LeadershipPlenty

The second class for LeadershipPlenty will begin soon. The future of Marshall County is tied to the quality of its leadership.

Applications are being accepted and must be in by January 13. Stop by or call the Byhalia Area Chamber at 662-838-8127 or Holly Springs Chamber at 662-252-2943 for an application.

The following is a schedule of the classes for LeadershipPlenty. Meals and materials are included. Scholarships are available.

January 19 and 20

  • Retreat at Kirkwood National in Holly Springs
    • Finding Leaders from Within, Linda Mitchell, MSU
    • FISH Philosophy, Susan Seal, MSU
    • Building Strategic Partnerships, Jack Russell
    • Identifying Community Assets, Lisa Stevens, NMPPD

February 21

  • Myers Briggs Personality Profile, Ronnie White, MSU
  • Managing Groups for Results, Jo Ann Howell, TVA

March 21

  • Making Meetings Work Better, Chance McDavid, MSU
  • Managing Conflict, JoAnn Howell, TVA

April 18

  • Facing the Challenge of Race Relations, Dr. Susan Glissen, UM
  • Moving from Talk to Action, Martha Ray Sorter, MSU

May 16

  • Valuing Evaluation, Paula Threadgill, MSU
  • Communicating for Change, Chance McDavid, MSU

June 20 - Graduation.

County offices closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan 16.

The board meeting has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m.

All county offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, as will city offices in Byhalia, Holly Springs and Potts Camp.

Grayson guest speaker for County Awards Luncheon

The Marshall County Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Seafood Junction Too in Byhalia.

The event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is sponsored by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority.

Guest speaker will be Walt Grayson, author of “Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson.”

Tickets are $15 per person. A reserved table for eight is $130.

Exhibit space is $30 and includes one meal ticket. Nominations for industry, business, school and teacher of the year are being accepted at both chambers.

To receive a form, call Sarah Sawyer, 662-838-8127, or Susan Jordan, 662-252-2943.

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