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32nd Annual Over the River Run Saturday

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Over the River Run (Photo source SCHF)

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is excited to present the 32nd Annual Over the River Run.

The Foundation along with sponsors and volunteers present this special community event. The 5 mile running and walking race will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m. and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at Interstate 20 and Washington Street.

Register online to run or walk on RaceRoster.com. Entry fees are $35 and $40. Family entries are available as well as virtual runners.

COVID-19 precautions will be put into place to protect participants, volunteers and spectators, including a limit of 400 entrants. SCHF hopes everyone appreciates these efforts and follows the guidelines to help protect the well-being of those who are gathering.

For more information and updates, visit the SCHF website or the event Facebook page.

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Benefit for Bexlee-Kaye Nash Saturday

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Bexlee-Kaye Nash benefit Oct. 24 (photo by David Day)

Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Patriot Motorsports is hosting a benefit for Bexlee-Kaye Nash.

Nash, the daughter of Joey and Brittany Nash, is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma, which was diagnosed Nov. 23, 2019. Proceeds from the benefit go toward the costs of Bexle-Kaye’s treatment.

The event features barbecue chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for $10, a raffle and silent auction, sale of toys for Blair E. Baton Children’s Hospital and a Magic Mirror photobooth.

Patriot Motorsports is located at 1029 U.S. Highway 61 North in Vicksburg.

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Festival on the River happening now

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Vicksburg Daily News is pleased to present “Festival On The River” Saturday, Oct. 24, in downtown Vicksburg. This event is presented in conjunction with the City of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Daytime activities will be held at and near the Levee Street Marketplace, 1001 Levee St., from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Food and merchandise vendors will be on hand displaying unique items for sale. The Vicksburg Warren County Tractor Club will be on hand with antique tractors. Garry James will be picking on the porch for your musical entertainment.

Beginning at 5 p.m., come up the hill to the Washington Street Park, at 1001 Washington St., for an evening of musical entertainment. DJ Shaggy from KHits 104.5 will be your host on the stage powered by Cook Tractor Company. Also appearing will be “The Blues Experience” featuring Calvin “Dr Who” Carson and Mark “Duvelle” Doyle and three-time Josie Award winning group Tobi Lee and the Mustang Sally Band from Nashville.

There is no admission charge for either of these family-friendly events. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, along with your mask, and be prepared to socially distance. The street will be closed to traffic during the concert.

We hope to see you. Come join us, and let’s show the world #Vicksburgisopenforbusiness!

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Happening today: Turn in your unused prescriptions on Take Back Day Saturday

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 24, at locations across the country.

In Vicksburg and Warren County, event locations will be staffed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office or the Vicksburg Police Department from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Outlets of Vicksburg, 4000 S. Frontage Road
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 3341 Halls Ferry Road
  • WalMart, 2150 Iowa Blvd.

The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that most abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets.

Collection sites will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.

“The initiative – now in its 10th year – addresses a vital public safety and public health issue,” said DEA Acting Administrator Timothy Shea in a statement. “Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Together with our partners, we are not only holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but offering other ways to dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications.”

Given the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the DEA wants to ensure that the public is aware of other ways they can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs without having to leave their homes. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have tips on how to safely dispose of drugs at home.

In addition to DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, prescription drugs can be disposed of at any of the 11,000 DEA authorized collectors at any time throughout the year. Search for those sites at https://apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1.

DEA also encourages the public to reach out to their local law enforcement to find out if they have any permanent drug disposal locations throughout their local community.

DEA and its partners will collect tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms. DEA will also accept vape pens or other electronic cigarette devices from individual consumers, only after the batteries are removed from the devices. If the battery cannot be removed, individual consumers can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept the vape pen or e-cigarette devices for proper disposal. Liquids, including intravenous solutions, syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs cannot be dropped off. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

For more information on DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and to find other collection sites near you, visit www.deatakeback.com.

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