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Free meal, clothing

Rivers’ Hill Church of Christ will prepare and serve free meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 to the homeless and others in need in the community. The church will also have free articles of clothing available. The church is located on Highway 334. For more information, call the church at 236-2456. (February 11, 2011)

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    Vinson Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet

    The T.P. Vinson Memorial Scholarship fundraiser banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi campus focusing on “Education: Past, Present and Future.” The seating for the semi-formal dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. David Rock, dean of the UM School of Education. Tickets are $35 a person, covering a meal of a meat choice, sides, salad and dessert. A reserved table of eight may be purchased for $350. A silent auction will be held. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Feb. 18. For more information,  contact Traci Meredith at 915-7746 or traci@olemiss.edu. (February 11, 2011)

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      Tree Give Away Day

      Tree Give Away Day will be held at the MFC Work Center, Highway 30, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. More than 10,000 seedlings will be distributed free on a first-come basis. The pine seedlings are donated by Nail Forestry Services, Weyerhaeuser and US Forest Service. The Give Away Day is sponsored by Mississippi Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Lafayette County Soil & Water Conservation District. (February 11, 2011)

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        Business plan seminar

        A free seminar designed to assist small business operators in preparing a business plan will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center on the UM campus. The parts of the business plan are explained, i.e., industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement. To register by telephone, call 800-725-7232. (February 11, 2011)

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          Spring Visiting Speaker Series

          The Croft Institute for International Studies presents Dr. Donald Simmons at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Croft room 107 as its second speaker in the Spring Visiting Speaker Series. University of Mississippi alumnus Simmons was appointed the founding permanent director of the George and Eleanor McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service at Dakota Wesleyan University in 2006. He also serves as the dean of the College of Leadership, Public Service and Graduate Studies. He will present his lecture, “Feeding the World Sustainably: Engaging Students in the Fight Against World Hunger.” For more information, contact Brooke Worthy at bworthy@olemiss.edu or 915-1500. (February 11, 2011)

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            ‘More Than a Meal’

            The “More Than a Meal” program will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stone Center on Washington Avenue. A free meal will be provided, tutoring will be available for students and more. For more information, call 801-4712. (February 11, 2011)

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              Renewal with Hope

              Baptist Center for Cancer Care is sponsoring Renewal with Hope, a gathering for patients, their caregivers and friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 504 Azalea Drive. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 513-9612. (February 11, 2011)

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                Uganda Project Brown Bag

                The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents a preview of the “Uganda Project: Come & See — Go & Tell,” a multimedia dance performance collaboration, at noon Monday in the Faulkner room, third floor, Archives and Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library. Inspired by their humanitarian missions to Uganda, professor Jennifer Mizenko and assistant professor of art Brooke White will bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — it’s beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/depts/theatre_arts/omt/season/2010_2011/uganda/uganda.html. (February 11, 2011)

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                  Bake sale, raffle fundraiser

                  The Ole Miss Librarian Relay for Life team will host a bake sale and raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday on the first floor of the J.D. Williams Library. Bake sale items include sweets and homemade dog biscuits. Gluten free and vegan options will be available as well. Several items will be raffled, such as gift cards to Holli’s Sweet Tooth and the City Grocery, Bouré, Big Bad Breakfast, Snackbar group, a pair of tickets to any Ford Center performance, and more. For more information, contact Pamela Williamson at pmw@olemiss.edu. (February 11, 2011)

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                    VFW Valentine’s Ball

                    The Water Valley VFW, Post 4100, will host The Danny Sexton Band from 8 to midnight Saturday at its Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball. Door prizes will be given. The VFW post home is located at 11535 Highway 315, just west of Water Valley. (February 11, 2011)

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