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Good Friday replacing Confed. Mem. Day on holiday schedule

Lincoln County offices will join those of the city in closingFriday in observance of Easter rather than Confederate MemorialDay.

After a brief discussion, supervisors Monday voted to declareGood Friday as a county holiday. It will replace ConfederateMemorial Day, which is usually observed by the state on the lastMonday of April.

All county offices will be closed Friday in observance of theholiday.

City officials voted two weeks ago to make the change, saidChancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop.

The county was considering the change prior to being notified ofthe city’s decision, but supervisors agreed city and county workersshould share the same holidays.

In other matters, supervisors were informed of a program throughthe Mississippi Shine Project, a subsidiary of the SouthwestNetwork of McComb, that could provide inexpensive medicines toqualified Lincoln County residents.

Peggy Brumfield, a spokesman for the project, said residents whoare presently without medical coverage because of the loss of a jobor medical insurance are eligible for reduced, or even free,medicines through the organization’s prescription assistanceprogram.

The program is available to those making less than $19,000 ayear who have no prescription insurance coverage. There is a $5 feefor each application, which provides a 60- to 90-day supply ofmedicine.

For more information on the program, contact Brumfield at (601)684-5593.