June 22, 2009
CHANGES TO NEWS ABOUT TOWN
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American Association of University Women meets second Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Stark Rec Center, MUW, September-May; Lunch Bunch, various restaurants, June-August. Call Marleen Hansen at 662-244-7232.
AFSA Golden Triangle Chapter 651 meets first Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at Community Activities Center at Columbus Air Force Base. Call at 662-434-7313.
American Business Women's Association meets third Wednesdays at noon at Columbus Country Club. Call Lona Ward at 662-327-7147.
James Allen Memorial Post 217 meets second Fridays at 7 p.m. at Sanders Chapel Church. Call 662-329-4685 or 662-329-4935.
Anderson Grove Civic Association meets third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 1214 Anderson Grove Road in Caledonia.
Possumtown Barbershop Choral Society meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Call James Gibson at 662-327-1655.
The Books-A-Million book club meets fourth Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Columbus Air Force Base Cub Scout Pack 52 meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the community center. Call 662-328-7228.
Columbus Civitan Club meets Tuesdays at noon at the Holiday Inn. Call Marcus Stone, 662-329-1717.
Columbus Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Columbus Country Club.
Columbus Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at noon at the Columbus Country Club.
Compassionate Friends Chapter to meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point, 835 Medical Center Drive.
The Lowndes County Democratic Party meets the second Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Lowndes County Courthouse. Call Leon Hines at 662-574-3705.
Disabled American Veterans meets second Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 662-434-8370.
The "Friendly City Strummers" dulcimer group meets second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Place. Call Dr. Saum at 662-327-6586.
The Exchange Club of Columbus meets Thursdays at noon at Columbus Country Club. E-mail ColumbusExchange@gmail.com or mail P.O. Box 8114, Columbus, MS 39705.
Friends and Neighbors Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays for new Columbus residents. Call 662-327-1513 or 662-327-9301.
Golden Triangle Human Resource Association meets the third Tuesdays at noon at the Columbus Country Club. Call james Goodman, Jr. at 662-320-8631.
The Host Lions Club meets Fridays at the Columbus Country Club at noon.
Network and identify service providers at monthly Interact meetings every third Tuesday of each month. Call Connie Tilley at 662-328-4955.
Northeast Mississippi Chapter of Institute of Supply Management (ISM) meets every third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Golden Horn Restaurant. Call Dixie Tomlinson at 662-323-8021, ext. 314.
La Leche League of Starkville/Columbus meetings are free. Call Jennifer at 662-324-1596.
La Leche League of Columbus meets third Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at The Services Complex at Columbus Air Force Base. Call Christina at 662-425-4322 or Juli at 662-434-6866.
Columbus-Lowndes County branch of NAACP holds meetings the second Mondays at 6 p.m. at Missionary Union Baptist Church, Columbus. Call President LaVonne Harris at 662-329-6102.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Golden Triangle meets second Fridays at 11:45 a.m. at the Columbus Country Club. Call Priscilla King at 662-328-9988.
Columbus Pilot Club meets first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Center at Trinity Place, 300 Airline Roads.
Possum Town Toastmasters meet Fridays at 7 a.m. at the Columbus Church of Christ Library. Call Ralph Carter at 662-574-2080.
Golden Triangle Chapter of Public Relations Association of Mississippi meets fourth Wednesdays at noon at Columbus Country Club. Call Megan Coughlin at 662-327-0807.
Lowndes County Republican Women meet second Tuesday of each month at Holiday Inn in Columbus at 11:45 a.m.
Golden Triangle Running and Cycling Club meets first Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.runcyclegtr.org or call 662-327-7688.
Sons of Confederate Veterans Gen. William Barksdale Camp 1220 meets fourth Thursdays at Buffet City at 6:30 p.m.
Soroptimist International of Columbus meets fourth Tuesdays at noon at Columbus Country Club. Call Stephanie Johnson at 662-329-4333.
Southern Cruisers meets first Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call 662-323-7007 or 662-574-2678.
STARKVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (FGC)- 10:30-Second and Fourth Sundays. For more information call 662-323-5277 or 312-1052.
Professional Link Toastmasters meets second and fourth Mondays at noon at Columbus Police Department Conference Room. Call Karen Hall at email@example.com or Frances Jutman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Possum Town toastmasters Club meets every Friday at 7 a.m. in the library of the Seventh St. Church of Christ. Contact Glenn Lautzenhiser at email@example.com or Elaine Hedgewood at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 266 of Columbus meets Mondays from 6-7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd. Call Margaret Sprayberry, 662-328-8627.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 270 meets Tuesdays at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Caledonia with weigh-in at 4:45 p.m. Call Kitty at 662-356-9119 or Lorene at 662-356-4838.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 288 of Columbus meets Mondays at 6 p.m. at District 3 Volunteer Fire Department . Call Pat at 662-327-7152.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 295 meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., with weigh-in at 5 p.m. at Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Station. Call Bettye Loftis at 662-356-6625 or Mary Bryde at 662-329-2825.
Association of Women Accountants meets third Thursdays at noon at the Mississippi University for Women president's dining room. Call Jennifer Griffin at 662-328-4140.
n DEMOCRATIVE EXECUTIVE MEETING
The May Oktibbeha County Democratic executive meeting is Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the Oktibeeha County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., in the second floor courtroom. Everyone is welcome. These meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month.
n sCOMPASSIONATE FRIENDS CHAPTER TO MEET
Families who have exeriened the death of a child are invited to attend the Compassionate Friends meeting at 6 p.m. at the North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, every second Tuesday of the month, beginning on July 14. For more information, call michele Rowe, director of Social Services at 662-495-2337, or visit the web site at www.compassionatefriends