Community dinner

n SALTILLO – Saltillo Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today in the Saltillo High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $8 for ages 9 and older; $4 for ages 8 and younger. Tickets available at Saltillo City Hall, They Grow Up So Fast Consignment Shoppe, at the door or by calling (662) 401-7003 or 401-1442.

Piano performance

n TUPELO – The Pianoforte Society of the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra will host “Jazz and all that Pizzazz” at 3 p.m. today in the Link Centre Concert Hall. Local artists will play duets on TSO’s Steinway Concert Grand Piano. Admission at door is $10. (662) 842-8433.

Fall concert

n OXFORD – The Oxford Civic Chorus will present a fall concert at 3 p.m. today at North Oxford Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 and available at First National Bank, Mechanics Bank, Oxford Dental Clinic, Oxford-University Bank, The Powerhouse or at door. (662) 234-4064.

Gospel music

n TUPELO – The Warriors 2007 Homecoming, featuring Mighty Gospel Warriors, Legendary Golden Echoes, Tim Frierson & Determined, Revised and many more, at 5 p.m. today at G.P.D. Convention Center in the Haven Acres community. Admission is $10 at door; ages 6 to 12 $5. (662) 489-8582.

THS Theatre

n TUPELO – Tupelo High School Theatre will present “Crimes of the Heart” at 2:30 today and at 7:30 p.m.Monday in the small auditorium of the Fine Arts Building. Admission is $5. (662) 840-1841.


n The Grief Support Group sponsored by the North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford will have a panel discussion on “Healing Through the Holidays” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mississippi National Guard building inside the Oxford Conference Center.

n The University of Mississippi-Tupelo student business organization Phi Beta Lambda will present an “Image Busters” seminar from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the Advanced Education Center. Topics include “Cell Phones-Our New Addiction,” “Face Book Faux Pas” and “Dressing for Your Success.” Lydia Allison of Starkville is the seminar speaker. Admission is free.

n The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau is updating their coupon section of the upcoming 2008 Tupelo Hospitality Guide. In 2008, more than 75,000 Tupelo Guides will be distributed to mail inquirers, convention delegates, motorcoach groups, sports teams and film producers. The informative guide offers visitors direction on what to see and do while in Tupelo. The coupons are an extra bonus. The only requirement to participate in the program is to offer at least a 20 percent discount on a service or item selected by the coupon participant. The Bureau handles the rest, from printing to distribution. To participate or for more information, contact Pat Rasberry at 841-6521. The deadline for participating is Friday.

n The Lee County Library Bookmobile will make the following stops this week:

n Monday: The library will be closed for Veterans Day and the Bookmobile will not run.

Tuesday: 10:15 to 11 a.m., Saltillo Primary School, 1806 Hwy. 45, Saltillo; 11:15 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, W. Mobile St., Saltillo; 12:15 to 1 p.m., Saltillo Elementary School, N. 3rd St., Saltillo; 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., Saltillo Head Start, 116 Pinewood St., Saltillo.

Thursday: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., Jim’s Quik Check, 1770 Birmingham Ridge Rd., Saltillo.

n People fighting diabetes can rearm themselves with knowledge at a free event Thursday. Tupelo endocrinologist Dr. Jay Dey will talk about “Winning the War Against Diabetes One Battle at a Time,” at the Diabetes Dialogue event honoring World Diabetes Day.

The NMMC Diabetes Treatment Center program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the north education center. A light supper will be provided and health screenings will be available before and after the program. For more information, call 377-2500 or (800) 843-3375.


Lee County schools

n Monday: Chicken tenders, ham and turkey sub sandwiches, or choice of salad; mashed potatoes or baked beans; mandarin fruit cup or fresh fruit; yeast roll; milk.

Tuesday: Vegetable beef soup with grilled cheese sandwich, barbecue chicken sandwich, or choice of salad; spicy fries or raw vegetables with dip; rosey applesauce or fruit cup; chocolate pudding; milk.

Wednesday: Chicken patty sandwich, hamburger or choice of salad; whole kernel corn or California vegetables; blushing chilled pears or fresh fruit; milk.

Thursday: Thanksgiving feast – Deli tray with chips.

Friday: Pizza, manager’s choice entree or choice of salad; whole kernel corn or tossed salad with dressing; chilled fruit or frozen fruit juice bar; chocolate chip cookie; milk.

Tupelo schools

n Monday: Hamburger or cheeseburger, turkey tetrazzini with yeast roll, or tuna salad, fruit and vegetable plate; corn on the cob or baby carrots with ranch dip; fresh fruit or fruit juice; Sunchips; Krispy Treat; milk.

Tuesday: Nacho-loaded baked potato, ham and cheese melt on bun, or grilled chicken salad with crackers; whole wheat roll or yeast roll; seasoned field peas, baked potato or broccoli ranch salad; tropical fruit mix, fresh fruit or fruit juice; iced brownie; milk.

Wednesday: Pizza, barbecue rib sandwich or chef salad with crackers; yeast roll or whole wheat roll; baked beans or potato rounds; blushing pears, fresh fruit or fruit juice; orange pineapple gelatin with topping; milk.

Thursday: Roast turkey with gravy or crispy baked chicken tenders; cornbread dressing; cranberry sauce; seasoned green beans and sweet potato souffle; red and golden apple wedges, or fruit juice; banana pudding with topping; milk.

Friday: Turkey, bacon and cheese melt, chili and cheese corn chips, or chef salad with crackers; baked seasoned potato wedges, whole kernel corn or creamy coleslaw; chilled mixed fruit or mandarin oranges with cherries; oatmeal cranberry cookie; milk.

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