Thursday, April 12, 2012
Education program Saturday at Enid Lake
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Visitor Education Center adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Kids’ Fish Identification Program on Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m.
Young anglers can learn how to identify the many different species of fish found in Enid Lake and other lakes and ponds across the state.
Josh Howell will present this program. A Conservation Associate Fisheries biologist from the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau, Howell works in the northwest area of Mississippi including the four reservoirs operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The program is free with price of admission. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. Those with questions, please call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
The VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit the website at www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2199. Follow Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.
Bike ride slated for May 5 in county
The First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs is sponsoring its first bicycle ride through Marshall County – a 65-mile trek over county roads.
The ride starts at the Holly Springs Motor Sports racetrack on Highway 7 South at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Registration is $35 and includes a meal, T-shirt (if registered by April 25) and supported rest stops every 10 miles.
Anyone who rides must sign a liability waiver. Helmets are required and riders must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.
Applications are available on the website, www.myfumc.info or can be obtained by calling the church at 662-252-1439 or 662-252-7811. The ride is sponsored by a number of local businesses.
Ride distance can be selected as either a 33-mile or 63-mile ride. Checks should be made payable to The Ride and mailed to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Holly Springs, MS 38635 along with an application.
Non-riders may join riders for lunch for a fee of $10 each.
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