Vote in Run-Off November 27

Democratic candidate Mike Espy and Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith are set for the ballot for a U.S. Senate seat in the run-off election. Also on the ballot will be a Court of Appeals run-off between David McCarty and Jeff Weill, Sr. The run-off election will be held Tuesday, November 27. If you will not be…

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Former Monticello Resident Elected to U.S. Congress for Tennessee

Major Mark E. Green, MD, was elected November 6 to represent the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Green is the son of Richard and Pat Green of Monticello. He was a resident of Monticello from 1967-1982. For the complete story, see this week’s edition of the¬†Lawrence County Press.

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Community Events

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  • 08

    ABATE Toy Run

    11:30 am-3:00 pm

    The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will have their Annual Toy Run for the Dickerson Place, Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m. They will meet in Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Brookhaven and be led through downtown by Santa on their way to deliver gifts. All motorcycles are welcome. For more information, contact Carmen Hill at 601-754-8560.

  • 08

    6th Annual Life of Christ Presentation

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    The 6th Annual Life of Christ Presentation at Atwood Water Park in Monticello will be held Saturday, December 8, from 5-8 p.m. This drive-through event features live presentations of scenes from the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and offers time to reflect on the true meaning of the Christmas season. The scenes are presented by various local churches and volunteers. As you arrive at the park, a CD with readings and music to accompany each scene will be provided. There is no admission. This is a free event. Atwood Water Park is located in downtown Monticello on the banks of the Pearl River at 1362 E. Broad St.

  • 16

    The Nelons in Concert

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    The Nelons will be in concert Sunday, December 16, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Brookhaven. The church is located at 200 E. Monticello Street. No ticket is required. A love offering will be received. A Dessert Fellowship will follow the concert. For more information, call 601-833-5118.

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    Lawrence County Livestock Show Entry Deadline

    All day

    The Lawrence County Fall Livestock Show (80% payback jackpot show) is set to be held Friday, December 28 – Saturday, December 29. The judge is Michael Buckley from Collins.
    Friday, December 28, the order of show will be as follows: 1) Tot Swine Showmanship (under 8 no entry fee), 2) Market Swine Showmanship, 3) Market Swine Show, 4) Tot Goat Showmanship (under 8 no entry fee), 5) Goat Showmanship, 6) Commercial Goat Doe Show, 7) Market Goat Show, 8) Tot Lamb Showmanship (under 8 no entry fee), 9) Lamb Showmanship, 10) Market Lamb Show. Swine is very limited and on a first come first serve basis. The association will again have the Commercial Meat Goat Doe Show, but they will have only ONE type of goat showmanship class. Check in time on Friday will be 6:00 p.m., with the show beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. They encourage you to pre-enter.
    Saturday morning, December 29, the order of show will be as follows: 1) Tot Dairy Cattle Showmanship (under 8 no entry fee), 2) Dairy Cattle Showmanship, 3) Commercial Dairy Heifer Show, 4) Dairy Cattle Show, 5) Tot Beef Showmanship (under 8 no entry fee), 6) Beef Showmanship, 7) Commercial Heifer Show, 8) Market Steer Show, 9) Beef Breeding Shows. Breeds fewer than 5 will be A.O.B. Deadline for check in on Saturday, will be 8:00 a.m. with the show beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.
    The association encourages you to pre-enter. Please indicate on your entry form if you wish to participate in showmanship and include your correct birthday and entry fee. Please note that tie and pen spaces will be assigned based upon receipt of paid entry. Please make sure your checks for your entry fees are enclosed to insure tie and pen space.
    This is an 80% payback jackpot show, and again they will award prizes in classes that have three or more exhibitors.
    The entry deadline is December 21. Entry fees are $15 per head and $5.00 for showmanship per class PAID IN ADVANCE. Entries should be made on the enclosed entry form (make copies as needed and directions are enclosed). No faxed entries will be accepted. Entries received without payment will be considered late and will be subject to the $20 per animal late entry fee after December 21. No exceptions. Please work with the association on getting your entry fees in by the deadline, as this greatly reduces confusion in preparing the show program, keeps the show on schedule, and reduces stress on the staff and program volunteers.
    Mail your entries to: Lawrence County Livestock Show Association, 375 Robbins Road, Jayess, MS 39641. Checks should be made payable to the Lawrence County Livestock Show Association OR LCLSA. NO FAXED ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

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