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Church youth make food donation to Helping Hands

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As summer months allow more time for leisure activities, one way to spend that time is cleaning out kitchen cabinets for donations to Helping Hands of Cleveland-Bolivar County.

Helping Hands is a non-profit organization, which helps to alleviate hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need.

Delta Arts block party returns

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Delta Arts Alliance is returning to Court Street for the third year to host the annual A Night in the Arts on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The block party is a fundraiser event for the DAA for many ongoing projects including renovation of the Ellis Theatre. 

Genetta Reed-Winter

Genetta Reed-Winter, 62, of Greenville died Tuesday, August 6, 2016, in Greenville. 

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Greenville with Rev. John Perry officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Galilee Cemetery in Shaw, under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland.

 

Roy L. “Rusty” Martin

 Roy L. “Rusty” Martin, 62, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his daughter’s home near Nashville in LaVergne, TN. 

Rusty’s life began on January 5, 1954. Born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland to Edward Odessa and Mary Lee Lampard Martin. Rusty was a protector and defender from his early days of service in the National Guard, his time as a Mississippi Highway patrolman, who once worked for the governor of the state of Mississippi.

 

Janet Lusk Garrison

 

Janet Lusk Garrison, 63, of Venice, FL, passed away August 1, 2016. Born in Cleveland, on August 5, 1952, she worked in the medical profession as a nurse and retired in 2011. Janet enjoyed golf, tennis, running, bicycle riding, travel, and cooking.

Personal contact, training important to local law

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With the recent shootings involving law enforcement, President Obama took to the press Thursday to address the death of two men by police gunfire. He then returned to the press to express his sadness over the death of five officers in Dallas.

A concept the president continued to reiterate during his press conferences was his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In 2015, the Task Force released recommendations to provide meaningful solutions to help law enforcement agencies and communities strengthen trust and collaboration, while ushering the nation into the next phase of community-focused policing.

 

Add vaccines to the back-to-school list

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As the amount of days between summer and the upcoming school year becomes shorter and shorter, student health should be a top priority on the to do list. Add a doctor's visit to your back-to-school list this summer to ensure that your child's immunizations are up-to-date. 

Parents in Bolivar County are reminded that children entering school are required to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases.

 

Afternoon wreck shuts down highway

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Around 2 p.m. on Monday, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers along with Bolivar County Sheriff's Department and Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department were called to an accident on U.S. Highway 61 near Merigold. 

According to Trooper Tony Dunn, Roy Caston, 56, of Bolivar County was traveling south on U.S. 61 driving a John Deere backhoe when a tractor trailer pulling a mobile home attempted to pass.

Grammy offers free admission to military

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Grammy Museum Mississippi is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense The program will run through Labor Day. 

Leadership support for Blue Star Families programming and promotional materials has been provided by MetLife Foundation.

Enjoy an old fashioned summer day

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Good Old Fashioned Day is right around the corner so grab your jacks, stop watching Howdy Doody and head to downtown Cleveland on June 11. 

Each year the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce sponsors this fun event, which features games, photos, and food.