Resale Kids Connection is a new concept in shopping to this area. Resale Kids Connection is the brain child of Angela Cales, sales organizer of Picayune, formerly of Medina, Ohio. The Fall Sale lasts from Oct. 2 through 5. Consignor drop off is Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st until noon.
“I appreciate my volunteers, consignors, and facebook friends so much, that we have a pre-sale Tuesday Oct. 1 for just these people,” says Cales. “Please visit our website at http://www.resalekidsconnection.com/ for information on consigning, volunteering, or shopping our event. For more information, call 985- 710-2179 and ask for me.”
See complete article in 9.21.2013 E-edition of the Picayune Item.
Alsobrooks: Going to school with children
I have written about the advantages of gaining higher education many times. These benefits are far reaching and improve the standard of living for graduates that earn degrees and/or credentials. However, college attendance can be quite challenging for some students. Those that have young children have another challenge to overcome in finding a reliable person(s) to care for their children while in school.
For full story see 9.7.2013 E-Edition of Picayune Item.
The boomer effect
A subject that is breached quite frequently with many of my contacts in industry is the aging workforce. Prior to the great recession, many companies were preparing themselves for what some have termed the "baby boomer effect." These companies were preparing for the effect that the losses of large amounts of human capital (i.e. skilled workers) would have on their company or industry. Of course the recession cooled down these conversations, but the conversation is heating up again.
Blood donors to receive special shirt
NEW ORLEANS — “Are you ready for some football?” If so, then visit The Blood Center’s Picayune Donor Center Monday, August 5th through Saturday, August 17th and donate blood. Donors will receive a limited-edition black and gold “Lifesaver” ringer-style t-shirt that will be perfect for cheering on the home team on Sundays during football season. Come get in the Game of Life as you get ready for some football.
Highland Hospital marks first year
Highland Community Hospital is marking the 1 year anniversary of being in their new facility. Last year on Saturday, July 28, the operations of the facility were moved from the old building on Goodyear Boulevard to the new three-story building located on Highland Parkway.
It appears that our state and local area are slowly crawling out from under the economic doldrums (i.e., great recession) that placed a huge speed bump in the lives of many. Year end statewide data indicated that fiscal year 2013 revenue collections exceeded expected collections by more than $295 million. Obviously there will be many groups asking members of the legislature, as well as the executive branch for some of this money. Where these funds go remains to be seen.
WIN Job Center provides free services for local businesses
Bettye Pierce of WIN Job Center in Picayune presented a powerpoint on free services for employers at the Chamber Morning Call on June 28.
Pierce described several services which employers have full access to through the WIN Job Center.
John Pigott honored
NASHVILLE — As a business leader and involved citizen in Picayune, Miss., Allstate exclusive agency owner John Pigott has been designated as an Allstate Premier Agencies for 2013.
Yet another accolade for PRCC
Pearl River Community College has once again earned an outstanding accolade from a nationally recognized organization.
- Dual Enrollment Practical Nursing Program available at PRCC Some students possess the maturity level and academic wherewithal to begin studying toward a fruitful career path while still in high school. It is no secret that many earn most of the necessary credits towards a high school diploma by the completion of the junior year of school; thus, requiring the student to attend high school for part of the school day during their senior year. Many students have jobs or extracurricular school activities, such as band or athletics, to help round out the day. However, those not in falling into these categories often ended up with a lot of free time; fortunately policy makers in Mississippi are finding ways to assist these students.
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