Calendar of Events

Wright Reunion The 42nd annual Wright Reunion will be July 22 at the VFW building 1 mile east of Eupora off U.S. 82. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. A covered-dish (potluck) luncheon will be served at noon.

Blood drive The United Blood Services bloodmobile will be at Ansell-Hawkeye from 8 a.m.-noon July 24. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16.

WeCAN workshop The Webster County Action Network will meet July 24 at the Mathiston Public Library at 6 p.m. Leslie Junkin of the Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center will present a workshop titled “Procedural Safeguards,” followed by a question-and-answer session.

WeCAN is a network for parents of children with disabilities in Webster County that can support, educate and empower one another through advocacy, education and information. All parents of Webster County as well as surrounding counties may attend.

For more information contact WeCAN coordinator Tabitha Fulgham at 263-5152 or by email at

Adult nutrition education classes Adult nutrition education classes are 10 a.m.-noon July 24, 25 and 26 at the Webster County Extension Office. Deadline for signup is July 19; call 258-3971 to reserve a spot.

Mobile WIN Job Center visits The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

Benefit for Sonny Akins A benefit for Sonny Akins will be July 28 at Clarkson Baptist Church. Hamburger and hot dog plates with baked beans, chips, drink and dessert will be available at 11 a.m. An auction will be noon followed by a concert by the Josh Buford Band.

EHS ’50s get- together reunion A ’50s get-together will be July 28 at 2 p.m. at Eupora First Baptist Church Family Life Center to reminisce about old times and to talk about the last 50+ years.

This includes classes of 1950-59 or even if you didn’t graduate. Bring yourself and spouse or guest and some finger food. The committee will furnish cold drinks; donations will be received for the expenses. Let everyone who went to EHS anytime in the ’50s know about this. Call 258-2431 or 552-7726 for more information.

The EHS class of 1957 will go to the Central Service Grill following the get-together for its 1957 class reunion starting at 5:30 p.m.

NASA workshop Webster County 4-H is hosting a NASA summer workshop. Children who participate in NASA’s Summer of Innovation Camp will conduct experiments and perform activities related to air pressure, density, astronomy, gravity, robotics and the solar system. These are the remaining dates for the workshops, which are from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.:

• July 23, call the Extension Office by July 20 to reserve your spot • July 30, call the Extension Office by July 27 to reserve your spot.

The workshop costs $5 and is open to youth in fourth through ninth grades. Call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 to reserve your child’s spot or to receive further information.

Tackle football registration The city of Eupora will have tackle football registration for children grades 3-6 Aug. 1-3 at the Community Center. Registration will be from 3-6 p.m. and the cost is $125 a child. Questions? Call the park director at 552-2529.

Benefit for Sandra Smith A benefit for Sandra Smith, who is battling cancer, will be Aug. 4 at the Woodmen of the World lodge in Eupora starting at 11 a.m.

It will include an auction, music, a cake sale, food and raffles. A camouflage Mossberg 100 ATR .30-06 with a 4x16x44 tactical scope and a 9mm Luger pistol will be given away at the benefit.

Sandra Perrigan Smith is the twin sister of Sara Abbott and the wife of Buddy Smith. She is now faced with a new round of cancer.

For more information on the benefit, to purchase tickets for the raffle or to donate auction items, call Earl Abbott at 552-0348. Donations are needed for the auction.

Henley reunion, Sapa Homecoming The annual Henley family reunion and Sapa Homecoming will be at the Eupora Country Club on Aug. 5 beginning at 10 a.m.

Everyone come, bring a dish and have fun visiting. Lunch will be served at noon.

Head Start 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.

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

Crossroads Baptist The annual all-day singing at Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County will be July 22 starting at 10 a.m.

A potluck meal will be shared at the noon hour and singing starts back at 1 p.m. with Howard Cooper in charge.

Mt. Union M.B. A prayer breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. July 28 at Mt. Union M.B. Church.

Evangelist Zelma Taylor from St. Paul M.B. Church of Starkville will be the speaker. Contact any of the members of the adult choir of Mt. Union for tickets.

• Back-to-school event: Mt. Union invites all children, parents, teachers and pastors to a back-to-school community event program at 5 p.m. Aug. 5.

“It is very important and necessary to motivate and encourage children to get excited about their education and the upcoming school year,” organizers stated. “We need your prayers and support to help make this event a success. Please come out and help us kick off an amazing school year.”

Zion Baptist Association All pastors and ministers of Zion Baptist Association are invited to a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. July 28 at the Zion Baptist Association, 213 Justy St., Winona. The Rev. Billy Earl Robinson is the moderator.

Music workshop Ackerman Church of God will host a music workshop, “Ignite,” from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28. The cost is $15/person at the door the day of the conference and includes lunch. Email or call 285-8912 or 744-5240 for more information.

Eupora FBC Squire Parsons will perform at Eupora First Baptist Church at 7 p.m. July 28. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received for Parsons.

Fellowship Baptist Fellowship Baptist Church in Bellefontaine will have revival services July 29-Aug. 1. John Haimes, pastor of Enon Baptist Church in Grenada, will be conducting services. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday-Wednesday services start at 7 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant No. 1 M.B. Mt. Pleasant No. 1 M.B. Church in Louisville will celebrate the second-year anniversary for Pastor Willie V. Daniels and Lady Aretina Daniels at 3 p.m. July 29. Willie Daniels is a native of Eupora.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Larnzy L. Carpenter Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Longview. For more information call 773-9363 or 773-4883. The church is located at 2058 Evergreen Road.

Grove Chapel M.B. Grove Chapel M.B. Church, located at 281 Fifth Ave., Maben, will have summer revival services Aug. 6-10. The Rev. Robert Avant, pastor of Brush Fork M.B. Church, Louisville, will deliver the message for the week. Services start at 7 nightly.