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Mississippi Blood for NCS
 

On Sunday, March 19, Natchez native and New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles will autograph first editions of Mississippi Blood, his latest novel and the thrilling conclusion to his Natchez Burning Trilogy. The book signing will be held at Dunleith (84 Homochitto Street in Natchez) between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

At the same time, Stanley Nelson, editor of the Concordia Sentinel and 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist, will autograph his recently published Devils Walking

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Mississippi Legislature Honors NCS on 200th Annivesary
 
Senator Bob M. Dearing of Mississippi District 37 introduced a resolution in the recent session of the Mississippi Legislature honoring Natchez Children’s Services on its 200th anniversary. On April 19, 2016, both the Senate and the House of Representatives adopted the resolution, which reads in part “we do hereby join the City of Natchez in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Natchez Children’s Services, and extend our best wishes to this outstanding organization on this auspicious landmark event." 
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SafeTouch
 
NCS Victim Advocate Dee Thomas-Jones, pictured above, can help children recognize sexual abuse if they experience it. Through presentations of the SafeTouch Curriculum to school classes, she educates the kids on the difference between touches that are okay and those that are not okay, and between good secrets (birthday surprises) and bad secrets (those that make the child feel unsafe or uncomfortable).
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Sunset Serenade at Edelweiss
 
Edelweiss was the site of a lavish celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Natchez Children’s Services on April 15, 2016. The event, made possible by the generous sponsors listed below and those who bought tickets, raised funds for the benefit of the many children and families served by NCS. 
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200th Anniversary Celebration
2016-03-12
On March 12, 2016, Natchez Children’s Services celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding with a program at the First Presbyterian Church and an open house at “the Home.” A good crowd attended both, despite heavy rains. 
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Magnolia Bluffs Casino Golf Classic
2016-03-07 
The winner of the 2016 Magnolia Bluffs Casino Golf Classic was Natchez Children’s Services, the beneficiary of a silent auction at the opening gathering Monday night, March 7, at the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel. In addition, Natchez Children’s Services received the proceeds from the Prize Board and Closest-To-The-Hole contests. Thank you to all assisted, participated, sponsored and donated auction items! 
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Chili Cook-off a Success!
2015-11-16 21:08:17
Despite the downpour and heavy winds on Halloween, the Rotary Club’s annual Chili Cook-off went forward without a hitch. While the cooks were outside, the crowd was inside at the Community Center, along with the chili tasting, local microbrew
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Adams County Sheriff Presents Star Award to Glenda Wilson and Children’s Advocacy Center
2015-07-27 18:06:00
After two years of careful and tireless investigation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Natchez Children’s Home Services (CAC), eight Adams County perpetrators of crimes against children—statutory rape, sexual battery, lewd behavior—have been brought to justice...
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Children’s Garden
2015-09-23 21:56:06
The garden at Natchez Children’s Home Services recently got a boost from a $5,000 Project Change grant from My Brother's Keeper, Inc., an organization that provides vulnerable populations with health education and tools for health improvement. Preschoolers in our Therapeutic Preschool Day Treatment Program*
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Iles hosts benefit for NCHS with The Bone Tree
2015-07-07 16:17:08
Bestselling author and Natchez native Greg Iles autographed first editions of The Bone Tree, the second installment in his epic trilogy, at a festive gathering at Dunleith on April 19, two days before the official release date of the novel. Iles generously donated all proceeds to Natchez
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NCHS Children’s Advocacy Center Received Grant to Provide Therapy and Other Services
2015-03-16 18:42:53
The VOCA grant has allowed NCHS to hire Alethia Lawrence (left) as Victim Advocate and Chakatria Johnson (right) as Therapist / Victim Advocate. They provide counseling, follow up with abused children served by the Children’s Advocacy Center, coordinate needed assistance from other resources, and help victims file for Victims of Crime compensation...
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2014 Annual Broadway Bash Chili Cook-Off
2015-03-11 18:07:12
The sun shone on the 2014 Annual Broadway Bash Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 8, hosted by the Natchez Rotary Club to benefit Natchez Children’s Home Services. Cooking teams from Mississippi and Louisiana arrived early in the morning to cook pots of delicious chili and compete for prizes and glory. The judges had a difficult task in selecting winners among the fantastic chilies submitted....
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