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Jackson Public Schools plans job fair April 16


Jackson Public Schools is hosting a job fair for certified and classified positions including prospective teachers, bus drivers and cafeteria and maintenance workers. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 16 at Cardozo Middle School located at 3180 McDowell Road Ext.

For those who wish to teach in the Jackson Public School districts, the job fair is a great opportunity. Each year, a high percentage of new teachers come from the JPS job fair. The district emphasizes strong academics, extensive support for new teachers, competitive salaries and good benefits. JPS will conduct actual interviews with applicants who attend the job fair. Prospective teachers and employees will interview with principals or assistant principals at the level they wish to teach – elementary, middle school or high school.

After the job fair, as positions become vacant, the Human Resources Department will select applicants for additional interviews. Before and after the job fair, applicants may visit the JPS website each day for new job openings.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at (601) 960-8745.


Pro-Life Mississippi holds Spring Banquet


Pro-Life Mississippi will hold its 2016 Spring Banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at First Baptist Church, 431 N. State Street in Jackson. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m.

The keynote speaker for the banquet is Rebecca Kiessling. Kiessling was conceived in rape. Her mother twice went for a back-alley abortion but backed out both times. She will share her testimony and her unique perspective on the sanctity of all human life.

She has been an international pro-life and adoption speaker since 1995. Politically influential, she changed the heart of Gov. Rick Perry during his presidential campaign, as well as Newt Gingrich, and many legislators across the U.S., Canada and Europe. She’s also an attorney, wife and mother of five.

A table for eight cost $200. Seating is limited, so people are encouraged to reserve tables early. Call for tax Deductible underwriter information at (601) 956-8636.

For assistance or for more information, contact Judy Batson at or (601) 291-1275 or (601) 956-8636.


SIDS Walk rescheduled for October


The Mississippi SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance announced April 1 that they plan to reschedule the SIDS 5k Walk/Run for Babies for some time in October. The SIDS walk was initially scheduled for April 9 in Canton.

Dedicated to the memory of all babies in Mississippi who have died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Sudden Unexplained Infant Death, miscarriage or any incident of infant mortality, the Walk/Run for Babies will be a 5K chip timed event. Lifesaving messages for parents and caregivers on reducing the risk of infant death will also be available.

For more information or to participate in the Annual Walk/Run for SIDS, contact the MS SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance at (601) 957-7488, or Find the organization on Facebook by searching for Mississippi SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance.


Sunburst Beauty and Baby Pageant coming to Northpark Mall


Area residents are invited to participate in and attend the Miss Sunburst Beauty Pageant and Baby Contest at 10:30 a.m. April 9 at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland.

The pageant is open to boys ages birth – 3 and girls ages birth – 27. A king and queen will be chosen in each age group, so come ready to compete.

Each participant is guaranteed to receive a crown and trophy. Contestants can stop by Northpark Mall Guest Services to pick up an entry form or visit

It is free to watch the events. Registration is $45 per contestant.

For more information about the pageant, visit the website or call (813) 839-8054 for an entry form.

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