Calendar of Events

Woodrow Cooksey benefit Saturday A benefit for the family of Woodrow Cooksey to help with medical expenses will be June 16 at Fame Church of God in the Fame community.

Grilled chicken plates with baked beans, slaw and dessert will be available for lunch. Local entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. For more information call Harold Chandler at 258-7184.

Benefit for Eddie Bowles A benefit for Eddie Bowles will be June 16 at the Tomnolen Fire Department beginning at 5 p.m.

Pulled-pork sandwiches with baked beans, slaw and drink will be sold for $6 each, and a cakewalk will begin at 6 p.m. Chances on a $100 bill will also be sold for $1 each.

Bowles has been diagnosed with a rare form of Stage IV kidney cancer, which has spread throughout his entire pelvic region including his adrenal glands, lymph nodes, tailbone, hip bone and spine. The cancer has also caused a fracture in his back.

He is preparing for radiation chemotherapy and surgery to remove his kidney, and will be required to make multiple trips to Jackson for appointments and procedures.

All proceeds will go toward medical bills, medications and travel costs. Donations can also be made at any Regions bank in his name. For more information, contact Stephanie Sanderford at-552-1682.

Sherwood singing The Sherwood Community will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. June 16. By His Grace, Revelations and Brandy Pennington will sing.

Outrun obesity Come join the health, fitness and nutrition Let it RIP (Recreation Intervention Program) team outrun obesity June 18 at 6 p.m.

The run will begin at Larry’s Restaurant and end at West Oktibbeha County High School. If any questions, call Rose Coffey Graham at (662) 242-7962.

Vision tests The Maben Lions Club will be conducting free eye examinations and David Vauk with Family Centered Programs will conduct a workshop with the children.

Kids in the Kitchen Kids in the Kitchen, for youth ages 8-14, will be June 19-20 at the Webster County Extension office from 9 a.m.-noon each day.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 20 students. Call Pamela Awad at 258-3971 to pre- register.

Mobile WIN Job Center visits The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

Middleton Reunion A Middleton-Shewmake reunion will be June 24 at the Winona Community House on Sterling Street at 11 a.m. It is for all Middleton descendents. For more information call Shirley at 283-5746.

Online Couponing An Online Couponing Session by Dale Jordon of MSU Extension will be at 5:15 p.m. June 25 at the Webster County Extension Office.

This program will help people change the way they shop. With the cost of living going up it is important to find ways to save money. “Couponing” is a great way to get more bang for your buck.

This free program will teach people where to find and print coupons by using their computer. They will also learn how to use their smartphone to save money. Call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 by June 21 to register.

Maben Library Reading Program Maben Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is “Dream Big, Own the Night.”

Remaining programs are June 19 – Beverly Smith, Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge; and June 26 – Lisa Hester, art. Each program begins at 10 a.m.

County Library Reading Program Webster County Library is hosting a Summer Reading Program with the theme “DreamBig! READ.”

Remaining programs, which begin at 1:30 p.m., are “Dreams” on June 19, puppets with Dot McCorkle and Pat Ray; and “Wishes” on June 26 with Heather Harper and Julia Stephenson

FATCO blood drive United Blood Services’ bloodmobile will be at FATCO in Eupora from 2-7 p.m. June 26.

Sign up with Jesse Phillips at 694-1876 or online at using sponsor code FATCO.

Vaughan Reunion The family and friends of Joe and Nora Vaughan will have a reunion July 1 at the Woodmen of the World lodge east of Eupora.

The cookoff will feature two winners this year, entrée and dessert. All the wonderful cooks in the family will want to participate. There will be door prizes, videogames for the youth, arts and crafts for the children, a time of reminiscing and fantastic food.

Head Start recruitment An active recruitment campaign for 2012-13 is under way at the Eupora Head Start Center. Families on the Head Start waiting list or families with age-eligible children (age 3 on or before Sept. 1) may call 283-2227 for information.

EHS Class of ’62 Plans are being made for the 50th reunion of the Eupora High Class of ’62, which will be Oct. 5 and 6.

Each classmate will be notified with specific details later in the summer. Any addresses (postal or e-mail) or phone numbers one may have of former classmates will be appreciated.

Local contacts for these are Sara White Hitt at 258-3319 or Lucy Hubbard Willingham at 258-7727.

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. Church News

Fellowship Baptist Fellowship Baptist Church in Choctaw County will have memorial services on June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

The Rev. Frank Trotter, former pastor and current associate pastor of West Jackson Baptist Church in Tupelo, will bring the memorial message. Kent Brooks of Lubbock, Texas, will lead a history/memory time during the services.

Rose Smith Burton will be in charge of the music service.

A potluck lunch will follow the services in the fellowship hall. For further information, contact the church at 263-4035.

Piney Jordan 1st UMC Piney Jordan First United Methodist Church, Eupora, will have its annual Men’s Day program June 24.

The program will take place immediately following the morning service. Refreshments will be served.

West Eupora Church of God Family portraits will be taken June 29-30 at West Eupora Church of God. The cost of one portrait is $5. Call 552-1307 for more information.

Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly announces dates for its remaining summer camps:

• Teen Girls Camp (ages 12-16): July 9-12; Director: Ashley Pounds • Girls Camp (ages 7-12): July 16-19; Director: Ashley Pounds

Cost for either girls camps is $125 if registration/payment is received by July 1. All registrations are requested to be received a week before the camp begins. For information contact Ginger Castle at 258-7545.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Revival services at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will be June 17-20 at 7 nightly.

The Rev. Perry Irving of Carroll County will bring the messages and Crossover will provide the music.