Calendar of Events

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.

Gospel concert A pre-Mother’s Day Extravaganza will be at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Multipurpose Building in Pittsboro. Various gospel groups will perform. Call Dorothy Petty at 628-1565 for details.

Gospel singing A gospel singing will be at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Sherwood Community Center. It will feature Leap of Faith, Linda Odom, Joyful Noise of Greenwood and the Crouches. A love offering will be received for the groups.

Friends of the Library The regular meeting of Friends of the Webster County Library will be May 14 at noon. Webster County native Mary Anne Doolittle Byrne will be the guest speaker. Guests are welcome; lunch will be served for a nominal fee.

Diabetes Support Group to meet The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. May 15 at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Education Room. For more information, call Velma McKinney at 258-9306 or education director Stephanie McIlwain, RN, BSN, at 258-9311.

Diabetes class The Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Program at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will be offered May 16 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call Velma McKinney at 258-9306 or education director Stephanie McIlwain, RN, BSN, at 258-9311.

Choctaw County Farmers Market The newly organized Choctaw County Farmers Market will kick off June 9 at JuneFest in Ackerman as part of the “Turning the Tide on Poverty” project. Then, the market will be open June 22, July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24 from 3-7 p.m. Location will be at the downtown walking track at the corner of Main Street and Commerce Street. Anyone wishing to sell fruits and/or vegetables at the farmers market should contact Juli Hughes, county Extension director, at the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 (or email Vendor registration is needed by May 18 to sell at JuneFest. There is no fee to sell fruits or vegetables.

Peacock Reunion The Peacock Reunion will be May 19 at the home of Robert “Boogie” and Paula “Jeannie” Holland in Maben. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship. For more information call 263-4056.

Tomnolen FD fundraiser The Tomnolen Fire Department will have a fundraiser May 19 beginning at noon. The celebration will feature live music, an inflatable playground, children’s games, a dunk tank, barbecue plates, hot dogs, drinks and chips. A car/bike show will be from 2-4 p.m. and a cakewalk will be at 5 p.m. A Taurus Judge pistol will also be raffled.

Health, Fitness, Nutrition Workshop The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club and area churches will host the Health, Fitness and Nutrition Workshop reception at 5 p.m. May 21 at West Oktibbeha County High School’s cafeteria in Maben. Mrs. Mississippi Traci Mongeon of Choctaw County will be the guest speaker. The workshops are held every third Monday. For more information call club leader Rose Coffey at 242-7962.

Online Couponing An Online Couponing session by Dale Jordon of MSU Extension will be May 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Office. This program will help you change the way you shop. With the cost of living going up it is important to find ways to save money. “Couponing” is great way to get more bang for your buck. This free program, that is open to the public, will teach you where to find and print coupons by using your computer. You will also learn how to use your smart phone to save money. Call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 by May 22 to register for this event.

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 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.

UBS blood drive United Blood Services will conduct a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. May 31 in the Education Room of NMMC-Eupora. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

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.