By NEMS Daily Journal

TPSD leader will answer questions Thursday
Randy Shaver, superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District, will hold a public question-and-answer session on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Conference Center (behind the Hilton Garden Inn). The event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the school district, and the floor will be open for the public to ask questions. The event is co-sponsored by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.

Shannon Elementary students raise money for Haiti victims
Students at Shannon Elementary raised more than $350 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. A group of students wrote a letter to principal Ida Brand asking if they could raise money and then donated their own money over the course of a week. The money was given to the American Red Cross. Students also gave food that was sent to Global Outreach.

CHS will perform Hello Dolly
“Hello Dolly!” will take the stage of the Corinth High School Academic and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. The popular musical will feature a cast of almost 50 students. Tickets for the show will go on sale Tuesday in the high school office. Tickets cost $7 and will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ICC seeks Battle of the Bands participants for fundraiser
Itawamba Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa is looking for participants in its upcoming Battle of the Bands, which will be a fundraiser for the Itawamba County Relay for Life.
Six bands will be selected to participate in the event, which will be from 7 to 10 p.m. March 29 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton campus. Interested bands must pay a $10 entry fee by March 12. For more information or an entry form, contact PTK co-sponsor Heather McCormick at (662) 862-8191 or

NEMCC will stage Lend Me a Tenor
“Lend Me a Tenor,” an award-winning play by Ken Ludwig set in the American heartland in the 1930s, will be performed by Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday to Sunday. The play will be held in the Hines Hall Auditorium on the Booneville campus. Show times are set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5.

Jazz band dinner is March 11
The annual Northeast Mississippi Community College Jazz Band Dinner will be on March 11 in the Claude Wright Room of the Haney Union on the Booneville campus. The theme is “Something Old, Something New.” Tickets are $20 and include a meal and the program. Reservations should be made in the Northeast Business Office in Stringer Hall by March 4. For phone orders with a credit card, call (662) 720-7340.

UM Sarah Isom Center to host Women’s Day Panel
The University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center for Women will hold an International Women’s Day Panel in honor of Women’s History Month on March 8. The panel will be moderated by Daphne Ingene. It will begin at noon in the Faulkner Room on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library.

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