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Mountain of Faith Ministries receives $8,000 in grant funds

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Mountain of Faith Ministries, which provides temporary, transitional and permanent housing for homeless women and children in Warren County, is receiving $8,000 in Partnership Grant Program funds from Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. The ministry will use the grant for operational and maintenance expenses.

Local dignitaries and bank representatives will hold a check presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Home Bank, 2150 S. Frontage Road in Vicksburg. On hand will be a representative from U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s office, state Sen. W. Briggs Hopson III, state Rep. Kevin Ford, Vicksburg Alderman Michael Mayfield, and representatives from Mountain of Faith Ministries and the funding organizations.

Mountain of Faith is located at 1529 Walnut St. Contact them through their Facebook page or call 601-218-3013.

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Vicksburg Police Department is hiring

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The  Vicksburg  Police Department is accepting applications for entry-level and part-time officers. Click on the images below to get all the details.

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New program offsets costs for museum field trips for Title I schools

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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will begin offering scholarships to offset costs for Title I schools to visit the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

“Our goal is to make sure that every student in this state has an opportunity to see these world-class museums,” said Katie Blount, MDAH director, in a statement. “We are thankful to our partners, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Cline Tours, Inc., for helping make this vision a reality.”

MDAH is offering the following:

  • Students who attend the Biloxi Public School District, Jackson Public School District, or Sunflower Consolidated School District are eligible for free admission to the museums. These admission grants are funded through an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • MDAH is also partnering with Cline Tours to provide free transportation for students in Mississippi school districts that are located within a fifty-mile radius of Cline Tours’ bus hubs in Ridgeland, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg, McComb, and Memphis. Vicksburg is 48 miles from Ridgeland.
  • MDAH has limited additional funds available for other Title I schools. Eligible schools should contact MDAH school visits coordinator Stephanie King for more information.

“We are excited to work with school districts and administrators to bring their students to the Two Mississippi Museums,” said Stephanie King, MDAH student visits coordinator. “It’s not too late to book your field trip for the 2019-2020 school year.”

For more information about this program or to schedule your visit, contact Stephanie King at 601-576-6795 or sking@mdah.ms.gov.

 

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DAR rings in Constitution Week at Old Courthouse Museum

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On Tuesday, Sept. 17, chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution across the nation will ring bells to usher in Constitution Week in the U.S., celebrated from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.

In Vicksburg, the Ashmead DAR Chapter and the Sarah Randolph Boone Society Children of the American Revolution will host the annual event on the steps of the Old Courthouse Museum.

“We will have Alderman Michael Mayfield representing Mayor George Flaggs’ office, Lt. Col. Adrienne Ruggles Eckstein (Ret.) representing our veterans, Lorelei Bookstore owner, Kelle Banks Barfield, and State Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshall Mike Chaney each speak briefly,” wrote Janis Koestler, Ashmead Chapter DAR Constitution Week co-chair, in an email.

“We gather at 3:30 p.m. on the 17th, Tuesday next, to commemorate this wonderful document that allows us to have the freedoms we so greatly cherish,” Koestler wrote.

Across the country DAR members will ring bells at 4 p.m.

Constitution Week was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the resolution into law Aug. 2, 1956.

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:

  • Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

For more information, visit the DAR national website or email the Vicksburg Ashmead Chapter.

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