Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Jeff Wilson, area Extension horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants” from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Webster County Extension Office.

Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up. Wilson will discuss how to plan for, purchase, select the best location, install and maintain beautiful landscape plants.

FRG meeting The Family Readiness Group of the National Guard’s 289th Vertical Construction Company will meet at the National Guard armory in Bruce at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss fundraising ideas for the unit’s soldiers. “If you need items to purchase or sell, come see us.” For more information, contact FRG Director Carol Knight at 315-2434 after 5 p.m.

Cub Scouts car- wash/bake sale Cub Scouts Pack 30 will have a carwash/bake sale Sept. 29. The fundraiser starts at 8 a.m. at SuperValu.

FM 108 Day 2013 FM 108 Day will be Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of French Camp Academy. The day will feature fun, food, fellowship, door prize and a silent auction. Singing starts at 9 a.m. featuring local performers. For vendor information, contact Glen Barlow at 547-7254.

VA Mobile Health Clinic The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center will set up a mobile health clinic in Ackerman at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the National Guard armory.

The armory is located at 9540 MS Highway 12 E. Services that will be available will be eligibility determination, registration, enrollment in MyHealtheVet, physical exams, patient education, Vet Center information, benefits information, cemetery information and female veterans’ information. Veterans must bring their DD214, VA card or military ID. For more information on the mobile rural health outreach call Ruby Jackson of the Vet Center at 601-965-5727, Belinda Okafor at 601-364-1300 or the local veterans service officer.

Choctaw County flea market The Buy USA/Choctaw County committee is looking for local artists, crafters, growers and home businesses to begin a flea market in Choctaw County.

For a brief form, registration and contact information email Juli Hughes at or call Kay Blake at 285-9133. The first flea market is projected for early November and information should be submitted by Sept. 29.

Sonya Griffin Peterson benefit A fundraiser for Sonya Griffin Peterson will be Sept. 29 at Sherwood Community Center (Hwy. 15 North) in Choctaw County.

Peterson is fighting breast cancer. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Emma Lou Nickels and Herbert and Ann Griffin.

Food will be sold starting at 5:30 p.m. and a womanless beauty pageant will be at 6:30 p.m.

Little Miss, Mr. Clay Co. Pageant The Little Miss and Mr. Clay County Pageant in honor of the late Doug and Petty Childs (his father) will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the West Point Civic Center. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the 16-18 age group. Doug Childs was from Maben.

The pageant is open to boys and girls through age 18; they do not have to be residents of Clay County. Registration packets may be picked up at the Clay County chancery clerk’s office, Pheba One Stop, Cannon’s Corner or Sun Beauty. Registration forms and the $40 entry fee are due Oct. 1. Forms can be emailed to entrants by emailing Sara Jo Jones at

USDA Outreach Meeting Oct. 2 The Webster County USDA Office, Winston County Self-Help Cooperative and other local groups will sponsor a USDA Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Eupora Community Center, 150 N. Dunn. The meeting is for small farmers, landowners and concerned citizens. It will focus on services offered through Farm Service Agency (farm loans to purchase farms and equipment), Natural Resources Conservation Service (cost-share assistance with fence and grasses) and Rural Development (housing loans and grants).

Anyone concerned about their children and grandchildren’s future should attend this historic meeting to make a difference in Webster County.

Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Frank Taylor, WCSHC team leader, at 601-291-2704.

Retired Education Personnel meet The Retired Education Personnel of Oktibbeha, Webster and Choctaw Counties will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Mathiston Public Library.

Johnnie Sue Cooper Wijewardane, PhD, RN, FNP, will bring a program on healthcare.

Retirement reception to honor hospital employee North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora employee Shirley Griffin will be honored with a retirement reception on Oct. 3 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Griffin will be recognized for her 42 years of service to the hospital and the public is invited to attend.

Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will be Oct. 5-6 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day at the Mississippi State University John W. Starr Memorial Forest.

The Starr Memorial Forest is located eight miles south of Starkville on Highway 25. For more information, visit

EHS Homecoming Parade Oct. 5 The Eupora High School Homecoming Parade will be Oct. 5. The parade will include the EHS band, cheerleaders, football team and Homecoming maids.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. in front of the gym, proceed east down Fox Avenue to Dunn Street, turn south on Dunn Street to Highway 182, turn east on Highway 182 to Highway 9, turn north on Highway 9 to Fred’s corner, turn west on Clark Avenue and end in front of the old high school.

Benefit for Joyce Pittman A drawing is scheduled for an H&R .35 Whelen Handi-Rifle with a 3x9x40 Nikon scope to benefit Joyce Pittman. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. The drawing will take place at the Eupora Homecoming game on Oct. 5 at halftime. For more information contact Stacy Farley at 552-8389, Jody Johns at 242-6533 or Turner Shaw at 258-7791.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 6 Deborah Hood Neal, circuit clerk for Webster County, announces that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon.

“If you have never registered to vote in Webster County, this is the deadline to do so,” Neal said. Anyone with questions may contact the circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287. Maben High

School reunion Maben’s annual school reunion will be Oct. 6 in the West Oktibbeha High School cafeteria starting at 10 a.m. Al Tuck, class of 1966, will be master of ceremonies. Calahan’s Restaurant in Maben will cater the noon meal. For more information call Sandra McBride Bishop at 263-5678.

Electrical Lineman Program at HCC The Electrical Lineman Program at Holmes Community College will have an informational meeting for prospective students for the spring class at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in McDaniel Hall on the Goodman campus. For additional information, contact Earline Russell-Smith, workforce coordinator, at 662.472.9105 or email at

Black-eyed Pea Festival Mantee’s third annual Black-eyed Pea Festival will be Oct. 27. Events and contact information: • Black-eyed Pea Cooking Contest: no entrance fee; 567-2362. • Vendor information: booth fee is $15 for one booth or $25 for two; 456-2628, 456-5501, 552-2625 or 694-0301. • Cakewalk: 456-4197. • 5K run and fun run: entrance fee is $15 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run; 552-4229.

• Antique car show: car entrance fee is $25; 312-8930 or 448-1194. 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.

Story Time Story Time at Webster County Public Library in Eupora is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend and enjoy stories and activities.

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, Mathiston Fellowship Baptist Church, Mathiston, will have its annual churchwide yard sale and bake sale Sept. 28 and 29 starting at 7 a.m. both days — rain or shine, inside sale.

This is to benefit the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry. The church is located at 2335 Old Trace Road. For more information contact 263-4035.

Maben Church of God Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes will be singing at Maben Church of God at 11 a.m. Sept. 30. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Drive (Sturgis-Maben Road).

Spring Valley Baptist A fifth Sunday singing featuring Souled Out from Sturgis will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Mathiston. The church is located on Spring Valley Road.

Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a PUSH (Praise Until Something Happens) gospel musical at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Zion District building in Winona.

The featured guests will be the Hebrew Boys of West Point. All choirs, groups, soloists and praise teams may take an active part in the program.

Ackerman Baptist The LeFevre Quartet and Joyful Noise Quartet will be in concert at Ackerman Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6. A love offering will be received. Call 552-7726 or 285-2962 for information.

Maben Methodist Maben Methodist Church will have revival Oct. 7-9. The Sunday service begins at 5 p.m. with a covered-dish supper in the Don Scrivener Fellowship Hall following worship services at 6 p.m. On Monday, and Tuesday, the services will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev Prentiss Gordon Jr. as the preacher. New Pleasant

Spring M.B. New Pleasant Spring Missionary Baptist Church of Stewart will have a Men and Women’s Day Program at 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The speaker will be the Rev. Larry Donell Harris and the theme is “Stand on Tract: Reaching the Hearts of Men and Women for Christ” from James 1:22. Churches are invited to bring their choirs, musicians, soloists and singing pastors.