October 1, 2009
New task force to meet Thursday in Jackson
The Graduation Rate Task Force, co-chaired by Senator Doug Davis and Representative Kelvin Buck, will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, in the IHL Board Room in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson.
The Task Force was established by the Mississippi Legislature during the 2009 regular session to study and report on graduation rates in the state’s public four-year and two-year postsecondary institutions.
The Graduation Rate Task Force consists of representatives of the Mississippi Legislature, the Governor’s Office, the State Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi’s Community and Junior Colleges, the Mississippi State Board of Education, and the Mississippi Economic Council.
White Oak Festival set for Oct. 10 in Byhalia
The annual White Oak Fall Festival in Byhalia is just a few weeks away, set for Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. until.
The festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Sports Association, will be held at the ball fields on Lowery Road, just off Highway 178.
Entertainment will include local favorites and, by popular demand, a talent show. Several contests are scheduled, including a crowd favorite hula-hoop contest. Concessions will include barbecue, turkey legs, burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and much more.
Sponsors are Northcentral, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank, Farm Bureau, CenturyTel, and Health 1st Family Medical Clinic.
For more information, call Janice Wagg at 901-246-8843.
Friends of Library plan benefit yard sale
Friends of the Marshall County Library will sponsor a benefit yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The yard sale, with all proceeds benefitting the library, will be held at Christ Episcopal Church parish house on North Randolph Street in Holly Springs.
Byhalia FFA hosting fund-raiser this Friday
The Byhalia High School FFA will host a fish fry/auction Friday, Oct. 2. The fish fry, $7 per plate, starts at 5:30 p.m. and the auction at 6:30 p.m.
Auction items include deer mount, hand-carved pens, baskets and much more. Come enjoy the fun.
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