Thursday, September 27, 2007
Local News Briefs
October 4 forum deals with music’s influence on children
Parents, teachers and community members are invited to an important forum at Byhalia Middle School.
The forum, entitled “The Influence of Music on Kids,” will be held Thursday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Byhalia High School.
Admission is free.
White Oak Festival slated for October 13 in Byhalia
The annual White Oak Festival in Byhalia is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. until.
The White Oak Festival is sponsored by and benefits the Byhalia Sports Association. It will be held at the intersection of Highway 309 South and Highway 78.
It will feature arts and crafts, good festival food, entertainment and much more fun.
For more information on the White Oak Festival, call Janice Wagg at 662-838-2806.
Storyteller Norris to visit BCW meeting on October 6
Byhalia Christian Writers (BCW) will host author and storyteller Anne H. Norris on Saturday, October 6.
Norris recently published her new book, Uncle Nip, a collection of anecdotes about her affable and slightly eccentric brother who moved with his wife from the hustle and bustle of 1950s Memphis into a rural existence in the Ozarks.
Her debut publication, The Charm Bracelet, received various awards.
Norris is past president and member of the Memphis Storyteller’s League and a volunteer “Pink Lady” at Methodist University Hospital. She resides in Collierville and attends CrossRoads United Methodist Church.
Norris retired after 32 years with the International Association of Holiday Inns.
All who enjoy writing are welcome. BCW meets the first Saturday each month from 9-11 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Byhalia United Methodist Church, 2511 Church Street, Byhalia. Please contact president Marylane Koch with any questions, 901-351-0870 or firstname.lastname@example.org_().
Alliance Foundation hosting “Preventing Chronic Disease”
The Alliance Charitable Foundation will host its second annual meeting on Friday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., in the David Beckley Conference Center, Holly Springs.
The foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents of Marshall County. The topic of the meeting is “Preventing Chronic Disease.” Nearly 13,000 Marshall County residents are living with some form of chronic disease.
The annual meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Call 252-5052, extension 1005 to acknowledge attendance.
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