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BeSMART: control your diabetes

The BeSMART: Control Your Diabetes program continues on a healthy path in 2022. Join them TODAY at the BB King Museum for a healthy lunch and information gathering from 12-1 p.m. They ask that you please bring pre-assessment numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar, A1C) if possible. For more information, please contact the Education Coordinator, Ms. Misty Clark-Johnson, at 662-887-9539. This program is sponsored by the BB King Museum, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Delta Health Center, Community Foundation of Northwest MS, and Maddox Foundation.

farmers market

The Indianola Street Market, located at the corner of Front and Second Streets, will be open from 5-7 p.m. TODAY. Some fresh fruits and vegetables to buy include peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and more! The market is sponsored by Center CME Church and operated by the Bill Richardson Civic Alliance. The contact person is Maggie Barnes (662-887-7271).

Rides Health Fair

As for the Sunflower County Health Fair (see announcement on page 24), which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY, Delta Health Alliance Head Start buses will be used to transport Head children Start who attend Head Start in Indianola, Sunflower and Drew, and their parents at the Sunflower County Health Fair for free. Please contact Margaret Cotton at 662-820-7260 by noon FRIDAY to complete the required waivers in advance. Only those on the approved list will be able to ride.

BBKM summer camp

The BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center’s Art of Living Smart Summer Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MONDAY through THURSDAY through JULY 14 for ages 8-17. Applications can be picked up at the BB King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or applications can be found and printed at For more information, please contact Education Coordinator Misty Clark-Johnson at 662.887.9539.

Library News

Calendar of upcoming events:

Indianola Library: Storytime every TUESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m.

Presentation and activities of the seven wonders of the seven seas, TODAY at 4 p.m.

On the Sunflower County Library YouTube channel: Virtual Storytime TODAY, featuring The Mermaid by Jan Brett and Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry and the DIY Green All Purpose Cleaner demonstration, TODAY. This demo is also available live at Moorhead Library on MONDAY JUNE 27 at 2pm and at Inverness Library on TUESDAY JUNE 28 at 2pm

Sunflower County Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” continues and will end on FRIDAY, JULY 15. Mr. Seymour Library. All programs are free to the public. For more information, please contact Gail Brinston, Public Services Coordinator, at 662-887-1672 or [email protected]

BASIC summer camp

Harmony Enrichment Foundation, in conjunction with America Reads and Delta Discover Counseling, is hosting a BASE summer camp focused on behavior modification, academics, and social skills enrichment. Targeting ages 6 to 11, the camp takes place MONDAY through THURSDAY until JULY 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation is provided to their location at 612 N. Sunflower Ave. Ext., Suite 12, Indianola. For more information, contact Tiffany Denson or Verlon Green at 662-207-1869 or 662-452-5102.

BeSMART: Control your diabetes for young people

In partnership with the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, the BB King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center, a youthful BeSMART: Control Your Diabetes every FOURTH MONDAY (next date: JUNE 27) of every month. The program is aimed at children ages 6 to 17 and participants must register to attend. Applications can be picked up at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or downloaded and printed from For more information, please contact the Education Coordinator, Mrs. Misty Clark-Johnson at 662-887-9539.

4-H party

Outreach 4-H is sponsoring a festival at Minnie Cox Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on SATURDAY, AUGUST 6. There will be arts and crafts, food, games, livestock, produce, singing and a parade from Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street, to the park. Bring umbrellas and lawn chairs! Contact Charlene Walker, 4-H Club Manager, for more information at 662-574-6773.

sunflower county Veterans Services Bureau

The Sunflower County Veterans Services Office, located at 200 Main Street, Indianola, announces that its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at the Indianola office and 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS at the 119 North Chester Avenue, Ruleville. The contact person is Ola C. Kirk, 662-207-8644 or [email protected]

summer food Program

Sunflower Humphreys Counties Progress, Inc. announces that it is once again the Sponsoring Agency for the USDA Summer Feeding Program. All churches and organizations sponsoring summer feeding programs for children ages 1-18 are eligible to participate. They can provide your children with two meals a day, breakfast and lunch. For more information, please contact Barbara Brown, Linda Marshall or Monica Hope at 662-887-1431 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via cell: Barbara Brown (662-207-2071) or Monica Hope (662-207-0765) ).

Piano lessons offered

The BB King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center now offer piano lessons! Please contact Mrs. Misty Clark-Johnson, Education Coordinator at 662-887-9539 for more information.

Girl Scouts

Do you want your daughter to engage in service opportunities and learn the skills to become a productive citizen? Look no further! Girl Scouts Troop 30123, under the leadership of Shequite Johnson and Myieshia Smith, is now accepting applications for the upcoming year. For more information, call 662-207-5278 or 662-207-9038.


Trinity Outreach Church, located at 504 Roosevelt Street, Indianola, is looking for boys and girls in grades 3 through 9 to become members of the 4-H organization. 4-H is the youth development program of Mississippi State University Extension Service. 4-H is an informal, learning-by-doing educational program in which members learn cooking, arts, garden planting, and animal husbandry. To register or for more information, contact Pastor Charlene Walker at 662-574-6773.

SHCPI/WIOA program

The SHCPI/WIOA program is seeking high school or college GRADUATES, not enrolled in college or training, ages 16-24, in Sunflower and Humphreys Counties who want EMPLOYMENT! Contact Leronda Sibley at 662-887-1431 or 662-207-3945.

Support for small businesses

Delta State University’s Business Assistance Center offers FREE technical assistance to small businesses, including: start-up assistance; Creation of a business plan; Funding/Capital; Grant announcements; and more. For more information, contact Leslie Cartlidge at [email protected]

Technical training and support for agricultural enterprises

In Her Shoes, Inc. and MS Delta Women in Ag received USDA funding to provide technical agricultural business training and support to farmers and growers in Sunflower and surrounding counties. If you are a farmer in need of resources to grow or improve your operation, please email [email protected] or call 662-757-0415.

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