Calendar of Events

Eupora Lodge #423 Boston butt sale Eupora Lodge #423 is selling tickets for Boston butts to be picked up at the Eupora Masonic Hall on April 6 from 3-5 p.m. The price for each ticket is $25. Lodge members have tickets and will be selling them throughout the community. You may obtain additional information by contacting George Maddox at 258-2281, Gerald Gary at 552-0050 or Ted Wilson at 258-2064. Mantee Trade Day Mantee Trade Day will be April 7 beginning at 8 a.m. Barbecue, drinks and other concessions will be available. Booths are available for a $10 fee. Call 448-4644, 448-5870 or 456-5501 to reserve a space. VFW Easter egg hunt Joe H. Morehead VFW Post 3806 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt on April 7 at 2 p.m. at the post home located on VFW Road in Eupora. Each child will receive a prize. Top prizes will be one girls bike and one boys bike. Children must be 12 and under to hunt eggs. Ladies Auxiliary will be providing refreshments. Please bring your on basket and come enjoy the fun. Communitywide Easter egg hunt The Woodmen of the World will be hosting an Easter egg hunt April 7 from 2-4 p.m. One does not have to be a Woodmen member to attend, but children must be 12 or under to hunt eggs. Many cash prizes as well as store and restaurant coupons will be given away. An inflatable jumper will be on site also. There will be two hunts, one for the smaller children and one for the older children. The Woodmen lodge is located at the intersection of highways 82 and 182 three miles east of Eupora. Friends of the Library The regular meeting of the Eupora Friends of the Library will be noon, April 9. Dr. Joe Duncan will be the guest speaker, with his topic “Civil War History.” Lunch provided for a nominal cost. UBS blood drive The United Blood Services bloodmobile will be at East Webster High School, Mathiston, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11. Stewart VFD annual meeting The Stewart Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. April 12. Library photos, bake sale On April 21, Kim Kelley Photography will be at the Webster County Public Library to take photographs from 9-1. The pictures will be available in time for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Friends of the Library will be hosting a bake sale also on that Saturday at the library. Come by and purchase delicious baked goods and support the Friends of the Library. For more information call the library at 258-7515. ‘Healthy Eating and Cooking’ “A New Take on Healthy Eating and Cooking,” presented by Dr. Carla Stanford, area agent, MSU Extension, will be April 26 at 3 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Office. With the high prevalence of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes in America, it is more important than ever to develop healthy eating habits. This free workshop, open to the public, will cover hints for healthy nutrition in fun and innovative ways. Participants will also receive recipes to help them start a healthier lifestyle. Please call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 by April 23 to register for this event. Relay for Life Torch of Hope If you would like to purchase a Torch of Hope (tiki torch) in honor of or in memory of someone for Webster County’s Relay for Life on April 27, please contact Carol Hillhouse at 325-3094 or 258-8489. The deadline to purchase a Torch of Hope is April 9. Relay for Life sky lanterns Remember or honor an active caregiver or a caregiver who lost a loved one battling cancer by dedicating a sky lantern to be lit during Relay for Life of Webster County. The suggested donation is $10. Contact any Relay team captain or Carol Hillhouse at 258-8489 or 325-3094. Sky lanterns also will be available at the survivor tent at the Relay for Life event April 27 at the NMMC-Eupora walking track. Relay for Life luminaries The American Cancer Society and people throughout the United States are committed to winning the battle against cancer. Join people throughout Webster County to help in the fight against this dreaded disease by making a donation of $10 for a luminaria in honor or in memory of someone touched by cancer. Webster County’s fourth annual Relay for Life event will be April 27. Luminaries (with the names on them) will line the walking track at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora on April 27, the night of the event. During the event, all participants will share in the special luminaria ceremony; candles will be lit and names will be called of those for whom donations for luminaries have been received. Anyone interested in making a donation of $10 for a luminaria may request an order form at businesses that display the bright yellow luminaria poster or by calling Frances Hyde at 552-0705. People are encouraged to secure their luminaries early so that they may enjoy the activities the night of the event. Join in the fight against cancer. City testing storm sirens The city of Eupora is testing its severe weather sirens each Saturday at noon through the month of April unless severe weather threatens. The duration of the tests will be approximately two-three minutes. Account set up for Cindy Beam A bank account has been set up for Cindy Beam of Mathiston to help with her medical bills. She was injured in a wreck March 12, and is unable to work and has no insurance. Donations may be made at any branch of Regions Bank in the account of Linda Perkins (her mother) for the benefit of Beam. Call 258-3490 for more information. Story Hour Story Hour at the Maben Public Library is every Friday at 10 a.m. Come enjoy stories, music and other fun learning experiences for ages 3 to 6. AA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora in the Education Conference Room. Bingo at VFW Bingo is every Saturday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora. Longview Opry Enjoy music, refreshments and fun at the Longview Opry on Highway 12 in Longview every Saturday at 7 p.m. Talent is welcome. Admission is free. Story Time Story Time at Webster County Public Library is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to come and enjoy stories and activities. Church News

First Baptist salad lunch A salad lunch for the Relay for Life cancer drive will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6 at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, Eupora: dine-in or takeout; donations will be accepted. Ann Downing at Soul’s Haven Ann Downing will be singing at Soul’s Haven Church on Good Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. Soul’s Haven Church is located 3 miles north of Grady at 808 Grady Road, which is west of Eupora off Highway 82. For directions or more information, contact Caffey at 258-3156 or 552-0442. Tomnolen Baptist garage/bake sale Tomnolen Baptist Church will be having a churchwide yard sale April 7 beginning at 8 a.m. This will be located in the parking lot of SuperValu grocery store. Clothes, books and most anything will be available. The church will also be having a bake sale with all kinds of cakes, pies, cookies and treats. “Come see what we have that would be a great dessert for your Easter dinner.” All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Mathiston UMC spring sale Come shop for delicious cakes, pies and cookies at Mathiston United Methodist Church. White elephant items will also be available. The sale is set for April 7 from 8 a.m.- noon in the church fellowship hall on Highway 15. This event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women Ackerman Church of God services Ackerman Church of God announces these upcoming services. The church is located at 8162 MS Highway 12 W. Call 285-8912 or 744-4581 for more information: • Good Friday: A special Good Friday service will be April 6 at 7 p.m. • Easter Sunday: A special Easter Sunday worship service will be April 8 at 10:45 a.m. Ann Downing at Clarkson Baptist Ann Downing, a popular soloist on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, will appear Easter Sunday, April 8, in the Clarkson community at Clarkson Baptist Church. The concert is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. For more information regarding her appearance, contact the pastor of CBC at 258-8579. West Shady Grove Revival at West Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Hudson, evangelist, will be April 15-18. Service times are Sunday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. A fellowship meal will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday. For more information call the Rev. Josh Bingham at 310-6238. Concert planned The Browders from Hiltons, VA will be in concert at Singleton United Methodist Church (located 11 miles south of Kosciusko off Hwy 35) on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. No admission, but donations will be accepted. For more information call 662-289-9126 or 601-267-9087.