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Warren County Head Start and Early Head Start enrollment event Friday



Delta Health Alliance Head Start and Early Head Start is holding an enrollment event Friday for Vicksburg and Warren County children.

Enrollment will be held at the Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. in Vicksburg, Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Head Start provides services to children of low-income families that can help to build a foundation for the children’s future success. Early Head Start provides quality care to infants and toddlers through comprehensive child care. Between the two programs, children from the age of 8 weeks up to age 5 can take advantage of the services provided.

To complete your child’s enrollment, please bring the following documents:

  • Proof of birth
  • Proof of income
  • Immunization Record
  • Medicaid Card or number (if the child receives Medicaid)
  • Picture ID

You must be the biological parent or legal guardian of the child. If you are the legal guardian, you must bring documentation to verify your guardianship.

If your child was enrolled last year with the previous grantee, MAP, your child still has a slot in the program; however, you must complete new enrollment documents with DHA. If your child was in the Early Head Start Program last year and your child turned 3 by or before Sept. 1, you must complete a new application.

Delta Health Alliance is striving to locate all Warren county families that were enrolled in the previous program, as well as all other families with children from 8 weeks old up to the age of 5 to enroll them into the Head Start/Early Head Start Program. If you have questions, please visit or go to the Facebook page. The sites are updated daily with new information. You can also email questions to [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at 662-686-3949. All messages left between the hours of 8- 4 p.m. will receive a same-day response.

See our live interview with Delta Health Alliance Outreach Director Marcia Irving at the Jackson Street Community Center.


Vicksburg High band holds fundraiser for new instruments



The Vicksburg High School band is holding a garage-sale fundraiser for new musical instruments this coming weekend.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg City Park Pavilion located at 100 Army Navy Drive.

The sale will include clothing for men, women and children, furniture, food and many more items.

Vickie Baker, VHS band director and host for the event, is hoping for a big turnout to help the band purchase new instruments.

For further information, email Vickie Baker at [email protected].

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Halloween in the Park: a downtown trick-or-treat event



(Photo by Viktor Hanacek)

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to timing conflicts.

Looking for different way to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? A local woman has coordinated with several business owners, law enforcement agencies, the Main Street program and the City of Vicksburg to organize a free and safe trick-or-treat event downtown: Halloween in the Park.

The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and all children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace have agreed to allocate officers and deputies to be present.

Children and their parents will begin at the corner of the downtown park at Jackson and Washington streets and follow the path (while practicing social distancing) to the stage, where volunteers wearing gloves and masks will be standing on the first step of the stage and placing candy in the bags of each child. The parents and children will continue the path to the corner of Grove and Washington streets to head to the merchants. Participating businesses will display orange and black balloons outside so that parents and children know they are participating.

“This is great for everyone. All of our community can come to a free and different trick-or-treat. It gives our community a chance to see our merchants and their stores and restaurants,” said event organizer Gina Hendrickson. “I have had enthusiastic responses from several merchants, including but not limited to: Lorelei Books, Adorned Glamhouse, Merle Norman Belle Rose Salon, Jay Parmigiani of 10 South; Allen of Daiquiri Hub, Cocktails 101, Kevin Roberts of Chopping Block (and) Amanda Banks of Ravage Spa.”

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MS State Fair gets underway Wednesday



(Photo source: Visit Jackson)

The Mississippi State Fair gets underway Wednesday with Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson cutting the ribbon at 5 p.m.

As usual, the fair features a full lineup of musical entertainment that’s free with your regular admission. Among the entertainers this year are Dirt Road Cadillac, Paul Porter and the Christianaires, Great White, Slaughter and many, many more.

There will be plenty of animal goings on, too, with pig races, a petting zoo, horse, mule and pony pulls, and 4H and FFA livestock shows.

The mile-long midway features all the terrific fair food, rides and games you’ve come to expect from the state fair.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, is First Responders Day at the fair. Police officers, first responders, firefighters, health care workers and medical professionals get in free with I.D. Wednesday, Oct. 14, is All American Day with free admission to all active duty military with I.D.

And don’t forget that you can get free admission every day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, visit the Mississippi State Fair website, download the fair Fun Guide or the Premium Book, which contains complete rules and schedules for every agricultural exhibit and contest from arts and crafts to livestock.

Admission for everyone 6-years-old and older is $5. Children 5 and younger get in free. Parking is also $5.

The fair closes Sunday, Oct. 18. Masks will be worn by fair employees and vendors. Attendees are not required to wear masks although they are highly recommended. Masks will be available for attendees. Other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be followed.

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