Fund established to help tornado victims
Merchants & Farmers Bank has started a special fund to aid tornado victims in the area.
Contributions can be made at all bank branches or mailed to any Merchants & Farmers location – P.O. Box 86, Ashland, MS 38603; P.O. Box 69, Hickory Flat, MS 38633; P.O. Box 58, Byhalia, MS 38611; or P.O. Box 700, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
The Red Cross will coordinate the selection of individuals in need of assistance, and tornado victims will be given vouchers for personal needs.
Health fair Thursday in Holly Springs
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eddie L. Smith Community Health Fair in Holly Springs. As in recent years, this year’s event will be held in the Multi-Purpose Building on Memphis Street. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 13.
The event is designed to promote healthy living habits and provide preventive care tips that can lead to a healthier and happier life, and is part of the ongoing effort to inform, educate and empower our community to adapt healthier lifestyle behaviors.
The theme of this anniversary year’s fair is “Making Health Fun” and there will be many activities to inspire and entertain. Each year the health fair has grown in attendance and in the variety of activities and information available, and this year’s event is expected to draw several hundred participants.
Business After Hours scheduled May 20
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a “Business After Hours” on Thursday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
It will be held “On the Veranda” at the Court Square Inn Bed & Breakfast, 132 East College Avenue.
RSVPs are encouraged. Call the chamber office at 662-252-2943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byhalia police officers respond to theft, fires
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 33 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 5; thefts, 1; escorts, 1; juvenile-related calls, 1; assists, 3; medical assistance, 8; fires, 6; and miscellaneous, 8.
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