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Child Find

The Alcorn and Corinth School Districts are participating in an ongoing statewide effort to identify, locate, and evaluate children, birth through the age of 21, who may have a disability. Child Find is a process required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) to ensure children with special needs receive early intervention or special education services as early as possible. School district coordinators work with local agencies to identify and locate children in school and out of school who may be in need of special education services. The information will be used to help determine present and future program needs in the hopes of providing a free and appropriate public education to all children with a disability. Anyone concerned about a child who would like to make a Child Find request, should contact the following individuals:

Alcorn School District: Risa Smith, Special Education Director, 31 CR 401, Corinth 662-286-7734

Corinth School District: Jay Walker, Special Education Director; 1204 North Harper, Corinth; 662-287-2425

Free Medical Clinic

The Living Healthy Free Medical Clinic provides free medical treatment for residents who have no insurance and are unable to pay. The clinic welcomes adults and children age 12 and up.

The clinic is located at 2601 Getwell Road, Suite 3 next to Physician's Urgent Care. During the months of November and December only, it is open 1-5 p.m. the first Wednesday and the third Saturday. The regular schedule of the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday will resume in January.

Services are provided by volunteer medical and clerical personnel. For more information or to volunteer, e-mail and include phone number or e-mail address.

Fish on Friday

From 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday, the Easom Foundation will sell eat-in or carry-out farm-fed catfish dinners for $6 to support the hot meals program. The meal includes coleslaw or salad, French fries or roasted potatoes, hush puppies, catfish and a dessert.

The Easom Foundation is located in the Easom Community Center, formerly South Corinth School, behind Taco Bell.

Kossuth graduates sought

All graduates of the former Alcorn Agricultural High School and current Kossuth High School are encouraged to get involved in an effort for all graduates to get together once a year.

Former AAHS and KHS graduates would meet annually once a year at a certain time, place and date regardless of the graduation year.

Those interested should call 662-665-2880.

VFW Post 3962

VFW Post 3962 will host Gloria's Country Line Dancing every Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. for both beginners and advanced. Cost is $5 per person and $8 per couple.

The Post will celebrate Easter beginning at noon on Sunday, April 21 with a hamburger and hot dog lunch. An Easter Egg hunt for the kids will follow.

The Post will host the popular band Prowler on Saturday, April 27. Cover charge is $3 for members $10 per person and $15 per couple with no reserved tables.

The Post will host its monthly meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month with a pot luck supper to follow. The VFW and VFW Auxiliary will have a joint meeting the same night at 7 p.m.

The Post is located at 1 Purdy School Road in Corinth. For more information call 662-287-6106.

Community Egg Hunt

The 15th Annual Corinth/Alcorn County Parks and Recreation Department 15th Annual Community Egg Hunt will be held at noon on Saturday, April 20 in Crossroads Regional Park. There will be 3,000 eggs hidden, plus candy, prizes, live entertainment and a visit by the Easter Bunny.

For more information call 662-286-3067.

Bishop Activity Center

Bishop Activity Center events for the week of April 22-26:

Monday --Bingo by Lindsey McAlister with Booneville Senior Care, birthday lunch; Tuesday -- Doctor Day, shopping at Dollar General;

Wednesday -- Bible Study by Jackie Calvert from Oakland Baptist Church; Thursday -- Alcorn Baptist Senior Adult Rally at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church; Friday -- Doctor Day, Hour of Power Ministry by James and Naomi Spears.

Senior citizens are 60 and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information call 662-287-3525.

Windy City Trip

Get ready for an adventure to the "Windy City" on July 15-19. Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago's highlights, visit the Navy Pier, Fed's Money Museum, Shedd Aquarium and much more for $689 per person, double occupancy. For more information, contact Rowena Pope at the Selmer Senior Center at 731-645-7843.

Dedication Ceremony

The Corinth 333 UDC Chapter will host a Confederate Headstone Dedication Ceremony for Capt. William Tate on Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ripley Cemetery in Ripley. The public is welcome to attend. For information or directions call 662-224-1244.

Safety Town

Advocates for Freedom will host a Safety Town event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Tate Baptist Church located at 1201 North Harper Road. Life-saving information about keeping children safe will be provided. Policemen, firemen and medical personnel will be taking part.

The free event will include vendors, free gifts and free food.

Corinth Lions Club

The Corinth Lions Club will hold its semi- monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25 at Pizza Grocery.

Lions will return to the upper level venue this month. The meeting begins at noon and is Dutch Treat. Election of club officers will be the main focus of the meeting.

The public is always welcome to attend and find out more about the works of Lions.

Monthly Cruise-In

The Magnolia Car Club Cruise-In will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Arby's the fourth Sunday of every month through September. Vehicle registration is $5 and admission is free.

The next cruise-in is Sunday, April 28.

$5 registration, free to look

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 on the steps of the Alcorn County Courthouse. This year's theme is "Love One Another."

In case of rain, the event will move inside Waldron Street Christian Church.

Iuka Class of 1969

The Iuka High School Class of 1969 will be having its 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Farmhouse Restaurant in Iuka. Cost will be $15 per person. If possible, RSVP, call or text to Teresa Smith at 662-415-6954 or email at or Jane Robinson at 662-424-3642. They can also be contacted on Facebook.

Benefit pageant

A benefit pageant for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be held on Sunday, May 5. Hosted by the 2019 McNairy County Dancing with the Stars team Christine-Ann Bishop and Josh Gilbert, the pageant will begin at 1 p.m. at The Marty @ Adamsville at 241 Crowe Street in Adamsville, Tenn. For info, contact Amy Cruse at 731-439-1326 or

NAACP Reunion

The NAACP Reunion / Homecoming Committee will weekly at 6 p.m. Mondays at the John Street Community Center.

The meetings are open to the public for community input and participation. Everyone's support is needed and young people are encouraged to get involved.

The next meeting is Monday, April 22.

The reunion will be held July 5-7 this year.

Chair Yoga

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host chair yoga every Thursday at 10 a.m. Please use the side entrance. Chair yoga is gentle enough for everybody and challenging enough to provide a good workout. All ages and activity levels are welcome.

Al-Anon Fellowship

Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Corinth First Baptist Church - enter at the side courtyard on Fillmore Street. For more information, call 662-287-7819.

Just Plain Country

Live band Just Plain Country performs every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Tishomingo County Fairgrounds in Iuka. Join for a night of dancing and clean, family fun. Only $5 admission to help cover expenses.

Sharing Hearts

Sharing Hearts is an adult care program offering a one day a week day care for adults suffering from Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia. Volunteers and participants meet each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 501 Main Street in Corinth.

For more information, call Melinda Grady at 662-808-2206.

The program is designed to offer caregivers a day of rest and their family members a day of caring supervision along with music, games, lunch, exercise and crafts, all designed to entertain and provide social interaction.

Legacy Hospice

Legacy Hospice is looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to spend time with patients and families in the surrounding area to provide companionship, friendship, and support to patients and families.

Volunteers are also need in our office to place phone calls, file, make gifts for our patients and participate in community event. Volunteering is a great way to enhance resumes and gain community service hours.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Summer Burcham, Volunteer Coordinator, at 662-286-5333 or

Exercise Class

The Boys and Girls Club is holding an exercise class for women on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m.


The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees "SOAR" will have regular monthly meetings every second Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Union Hall. These are retirees of Intex-MS Polymer Plastic's Plant.

American Legion Post 6

American Legion Post 6, located on South Tate St. will have Bingo every Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday doors open at 10 a.m. and games begin at noon. Friday doors will open at 4 p.m. and games will begin at 6:30 p.m.

A full concession stand will be available. Senior Bingo will be held at 10 a.m. every Monday for $5. Lunch is provided.

Post 6 will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. with a potluck meal on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Post 6 will host Gloria's Country Line Dancing for beginners and advanced every Tuesday night from 6-9 p.m.

Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Extension Center (next to the Crossroads Arena). All are welcome. For more information, contact Gail at 662-287-7136.

Country Line Dancing

Gloria's Country Line Dancing will be taught for both beginners and advanced every Monday from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the American Legion in Iuka.