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JANS – The General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi (GMBSC) and the Mississippi American Red Cross are set to make history. They will come together on Monday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the framework for cooperation and support for assisting individuals and families who have been impacted by disaster. The scope of the partnership include community emergency preparedness activities; volunteer training, preparation and participation; use of church facilities around the state during disaster response; and support of community blood drives. July 21 also kicks off the GMBSC annual convention.
“Our churches have been diligently working on this partnership with the Red Cross for the past year. Our communities rely on the church in time of need, and we should be ready to respond when they do. Member churches have completed the necessary training to assist the Red Cross in time of need; we’re ready,” commented Dr. Isiac Jackson, Jr., President of the GMBSC. Sandra Hodge serves as CEO of Mississippi Red Cross.
JANS - A local college player is preparing to represent the United States in the 80th annual National Baseball Conference (NBC) World Series. Daniel Sweet has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) baseball national team which will compete August 1-9, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. Sweet made the 26 man roster for the showcase which is known to feature some of the best amateur players in North America.
“I am truly blessed and honored to have gotten this recognition,”
Sweet said. “I try to focus on working hard and developing my game, but it is really nice when that hard
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