Calendar of Events

Kindergarten signup The last day for kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year at Eupora Elementary School and East Webster Elementary School (Mathiston) is April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents must provide these items for complete enrollment: • Child’s original certified birth certificate • Child’s Social Security card • Child’s complete immunization (shot) record • Three proofs of residency (911 address) Proof of Residence • Must provide at least two of the these current and active utility bills with 911 addresses as proof of residence: electric bill, water/ sewage bill, trash bill or gas bill. • Must provide at least one of these current and active items with 911 addresses as proof of residence: filed homestead exemption application form, mortgage documents or property deed, apartment or home lease, valid driver’s license, voter precinct identification, automobile registration or other documentation from the Webster County School Superintendent’s office. Only 911 addresses will be accepted on residency items. P.O. boxes, handwritten notes and notarized affidavit forms will not be accepted as proof of residency. REMINDER: Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2012. Even if you do not have any of the above information, you may still register your child for kindergarten on these dates. The schools need a count of students to prepare for the upcoming school year. Anyone with questions should call 258-6735 (Eupora) or 263-8373 (East Webster). Mobile WIN Job Center visits The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora. Band concert The Eupora Band Department will present its annual Spring Concert on April 26 at 7 p.m. in Eupora High School’s Latham Auditorium. The concert will include selections from the Beginner Band, the Jr. High Band and the High School Band. Admission is $3 per person. Please join us in supporting these talented students and enjoy an evening of great music. Relay for Life “Rockin’ It Out For Relay” is the theme of the fourth annual Relay for Life beginning at 6 p.m. April 27 at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s walking track. The overnight event is designed to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money to support the research, education, advocacy and patient assistance programs of the American Cancer Society. A wide variety of food and activities will be available throughout the entire evening. 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. Relay for Life caps available Webster County Relay for Life caps are available for sale at CB&S Bank. They are white with pink embroidery and white with purple embroidery. All proceeds will go to Webster County Relay for Life. The price is $10 each. Republican Party caucus, convention The Mississippi Republican Party’s local precinct caucus (10 a.m.) and county convention (3 p.m.) will be April 28 at the Webster County Courthouse. Delegates will be selected for the state convention. All interested are asked to attend. Hebron community center meeting As part of the Choctaw County Extension Office’s Turning the Tide on Poverty project, the youth action team is working toward the possibility of establishing a community center in the Hebron community. Anyone interested in learning more about development a community center is invited to attend an interest meeting at 10 a.m. April 28 at the Old Discount Food Store building, Highway 9 and Hester Road. For more information, contact Bob Barrentine at 287-4019. 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. A Better Way A Better Way is sponsoring an anti-drug/gambling addiction awareness program for children, youth and parents. The program will be from 4-6 p.m. May 4 in Eupora at Westwood Park Apartments Subdivision behind the Regional Housing office building. Guest speaker will be prophetess Jeanette Walker of Eupora. Given away that day will be a $25 Fred’s gift certificate and $25 each to four students attending school. Eight varieties of snow cones will be available for everybody. For more information concerning this program, call Lizette Bingham day or night at 258-6249. Maben Farmers’ Market The Maben Farmer’s Market opens May 5 and will be Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. next door to the post office. Fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and baked goods, handmade crafts and flea market items will be available. Vendors will be charged a $5 fee each market. Call the Maben Chamber of Commerce at 263-4387 to register. Biggers-Trussell Reunion The Biggers-Trussell Reunion will be May 6 at 1 p.m. at the Old Biggers Home Place, 4180 Chester-Tomnolen Road. Bring potluck for lunch. Friends and family are welcome. Call Larry Biggers at 706-464-6870 for more information. Greensboro historical marker dedication Old Choctaw County Chapter, NSDAR, cordially invites everyone to a dedication ceremony for a historical marker at Greensboro, the first county seat of the original Choctaw County, thus giving the chapter its name. The town of Greensboro disappeared long ago, leaving behind a cemetery and colorful history to mark its passing. The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. May 12 at the newly constructed chapel at Greensboro Cemetery. Quick Bites Each of these interactive programs are at the Extension Office on Thursdays noon to 1 p.m. Call 258-3971 to register. May 3 – Lynette McDougald will have a floral presentation that focuses on topiary forms. These popular structures are seen in many places including formal gardens and floral designs. May 10 – “The Basics of Home Canning,” presented by Pamela Redwine, nutrition and food safety area agent. Statistics show that home canning equipment sales increased by 30 percent last year and canning classes are seeing skyrocketing enrollments. So come join Pamela as she walks you through “the basics of home canning.” May 24 – “Getting Started with Backyard Chickens,” Miriam Sansing and Alison Buehler will show us what is involved in getting started with raising chickens in your own backyard. Bailey Reunion The annual Bailey Reunion will be May 26 and 27 at the George Bailey Home Place located in the West Shady Grove community. For more information, call Lisa Bailey Stewart at 552.7252. North Union Cemetery remembrance Anyone wishing to make a donation of $125 to have a loved one’s name inscribed in the granite entranceway pillars to North Union Cemetery in Bellefontaine may contact one of these board members: Paul Duke, 258-3443; Robert Pittman, 258-2440; Mitch Sisson, 769-3107; Cloyce Nail, 258-8157; or Melissa Evans, 258-2592. Contributions would be greatly appreciated. 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 Maben Church of God Fifth Sunday singing at Maben Church of God, 3965 Crowley Drive (Sturgis-Maben Road), will be April 29. Southern Heritage from Philadelphia will be singing at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Kerry Collins will bring the message at noon, followed by churchwide potluck. Spring Valley Baptist Spring Valley Baptist Church in Mathiston will be having a fifth Sunday singing on April 29 starting at 1:30 p.m. Featured singers are Shirley Henley and Bobby Hood, as well as local singers. For more information call 258-7449. Liberty UMC Liberty United Methodist Church will celebrate more than 100 years of music on Music Appreciation Day honoring Margaret Tidwell, Mae Evelyn Shaw and Therolyn Harris. Other pastors and churches are invited to help Liberty UMC honor the senior musicians at the church on April 29 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Clear Springs/ Double Springs Memorial at Clear Springs/Double Springs located on Maben-Sturgis Road will be May 5 starting at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Gene O’Brian will deliver the message. A potluck meal will be served at the noon hour. The afternoon singing led by Howard Cooper will start at 1 p.m. Bradford Chapel Bradford Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual memorial service May 6 at 11 a.m. The offering will be used for the upkeep of the cemetery. A special offering will also be taken for the repaving of the road through the cemetery. “Please give as you can. The road needs to be done soon.” A fellowship meal will follow the morning service. Bring your favorite dish, and enjoy the food and fellowship. Contact Thomas James at 226-4393 for more information. Montevista Baptist Memorial service for Montevista Baptist Church will be May 6 at 11 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Tony Faulk with special music by the Faulk sisters. Ebenezer Presbyterian Memorial services will be May 6 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church located in the Grady community. James Philly of Oak Grove, La., will bring the message. For more information, contact Liz Cummings at 258-5204. Grove Chapel M.B. Grove Chapel M.B. Church, located at 805 Fifth Ave., Maben, will have its spring revival services May 7-11. The Rev. James Howell from Falkner will deliver the messages. Services start at 7 nightly. Sapa Baptist The annual memorial at Sapa Baptist Church will be May 13. Bubba Bland will present the memorial address at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the services. Bellefontaine UMC food drive Did you know that more than 49 million American go hungry every day? Many Webster County residents also go hungry, including children. Join Dollar General and Bellefontaine United Methodist Church in collecting nonperishable food items and help stop hunger in Webster County. The food drive will be May 1-31 at Dollar General in Eupora daily. Look for the collection box on the right hand side of the store as you walk in and help make a difference for the needy in Webster County. Donations will go to needy families in Webster County, as well as the Webster County Baptist Association’s Food Pantry.