Clean Up Day in Sardis this Saturday

Published 1:28 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

By Kay Wolfe

News from the North

The City of Sardis will have a Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 29. Have pride in Sardis.  Meet at the City Hall at 8:30 a.m.  Organizations, businesses, churches, and youth need to help the town spruce up before the special days that will be happening in Sardis. 

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Supplies will be provided. Shari Smith (662-934-3997) the Chamber president, who has a lot planned for June, in particular.  More in May about what the Chamber has planned for the town.  

Also on Saturday, April 29, Amber Noyse Melton’s Celebration of Life will be held at Hosanna Worship Center at 3 p.m.  She requested that as many of her former students hear about this as possible.   

Even though she was only 36, she left an indelible mark on her friends and family.  She was a selfless young lady that I had the privilege of  working with, visiting her home numerous times, and also got to attend her beautiful wedding in Strayhorn.     

Her husband James and sons Isiah and Jaxon are doing the best that they can. Amber’s sister is with them now keeping things moving forward. James is working with his brother refurbishing refrigerators and freezers for resale. They have a store in Senatobia on Hwy. 51N.  

We have so many opportunities to serve and do things for others. Chris Pope spoke at the Woman’s Club last week about Grace Place.  He brought his beautiful wife and three children.  

Club members brought canned food and personal items for their food pantry.  The Rotary Club is a civic organization that has had programs, visited businesses, and worked with the North Panola Schools in one capacity or another.  E.D.U.C.A.T.E. is another program in Como that works with children and also has an exercise class for adults 3 days a week.  Ricky Goings is the instructor. Rep. Lataisha Jackson is the owner. 

Former Sardis Mayor Lula Palmer and a friend are in charge of a food giveaway every other Tuesday at Mount Zion Church on Lincoln Street in Sardis.  She encourages all to join her at 9 a.m. soon.

I understand that a Public Works Director has been hired along with the Code Enforcement Officer who has been on the job for several weeks.  We all need to give both of these people our support.  

Another very touchy subject is the 18-wheeler problem on Hw. 51.  I counted 51 cabs, containers or whole rigs Tuesday. That’s crazy.  You don’t see other small towns around here with that problem. Take those trucks to the country, people.  

If you have an ordinance, enforce it.  If you don’t like the ordinance, change it, and enforce it.  It’s not rocket science.  

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