Weekend Ticket: Golf tournament highlights weekend events

Published 12:10 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

NATCHEZ Tee off to help local veterans or shop for new and used goods to help four-legged friends all this weekend in the Miss-Lou.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for a majority of the weekend with temperatures hitting the low 90s by Saturday.

Home with Heroes

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The first Miss-Lou Patriotic Golf Tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Duncan Park.

The tournament is sponsored by Home with Heroes Inc., a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families.

The tournament is a four-person scramble, and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Prizes and food will also be available at the tournament.

Humane society

The Natchez-Adams County Humane Society will host a grand reopening for its Paws for a Cause Thrift Store on South Shields Lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The humane society opened the store last year in the former Trade Winds Consignory location and then moved to another store on U.S. 61 South behind Kaiser’s Food and Fuel. NACHS board member Susan Callon said the humane society was able to reopen the South Shields Lane location and jumped on the chance.

“We love the store behind Kaiser’s, but the other one is in such a great location that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to operate both,” Callon said. “But in order to do that, we need lots of donations.”

Callon said items of all kinds, including clothing, can be dropped off at both locations.

The South Shields Lane store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, while the store on U.S. 61 is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Legislative breakfast

The Concordia Chamber of Commerce and Concordia Economic Development will host a legislative breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Vidalia City Hall, featuring Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi; Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia; and Rep. Andy Anders, D-Clayton.

The legislators will wrap up the recent 2014 session and answer questions from residents.

City Hall is located at the Vidalia Municipal Complex on U.S. 84.

Library puppets

The Concordia Parish Library will host a calliope puppet-reading event today at its Ferriday and Vidalia branches.

Karen Konnerth will be telling stories using puppets she has created.

Konnerth will be at the Ferriday Library at 10:15 a.m. and at the Vidalia Library at 2 p.m.

Gospel concert

Members of an evangelist praise ministry will host a free gospel concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Park.

David Mitchell, associate pastor of New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church, said the concert was prompted by the theft of two air conditioners stolen from a Natchez church.

Mitchell said donations would be accepted at the concert to help benefit the church.

For more information, call 601-392-8732.