Calendar of Events

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 forest is located eight miles south of Starkville on Highway 25. For more information, visit

EHS Homecoming Parade Friday 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.

LAVFW garage sale Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3806 will be having a garage sale Oct. 6 in front of Maddox Tire on Highway 9 in Eupora. Time will be from 7-11 a.m. All proceeds will help fund auxiliary programs for the year.

The LAVFW will have books, glassware and many other miscellaneous items. Any member who wishes to bring items to sale should drop them off by 7 a.m. or call 552-3024 for more details. In case of rain sale will be moved to VFW Post 3806 located off Highway 182 on VFW Road

Voter registration deadline Saturday 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. Anyone with questions may contact the circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287.

Winston County Yard Sale Sat. Oct 6 from 6am-12 noon Louisville Coliseum 662-773-7896 $10/booth space(10’x10’)

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.

Friends of the Library The regular meeting of Friends of the Library will be Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Public Library in Eupora. Please came and enjoy lunch with “friends.”

Lineman Program 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

Watson Reunion The annual Watson Reunion will be Oct. 14 at the Woodmen Lodge in Eupora, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year will be celebrated as the 50th consecutive year of meeting. All descendants, relatives and friends are invited to attend.

NMMC-Eupora Health Fair North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will host a Health Fair on Oct. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the hospital. Free screenings for prostate-specific antigen, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight screenings will be offered. Anyone interested in being a vendor can email Velma McKinney at or Stephanie McIlwain at or call 258-9306, 258-9311 or 258-6221.

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.

Panhandle Community Day Local artists with hand thrown pottery, wood craftsmen, seamstress, bakers, flea market items, antiques and collectibles, etc., will be displaying their wares for sale at the Panhandle Community Center, Choctaw County, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you would like additional information about this event or details about participation or space, please call Brenda at 662-779-0381 or Ruby at 662-831-0061.

Sewing programs A miniseries of sewing programs by Reba Bland of MSU Extension will be Nov. 7 and 14 at the Webster County Extension Office from 10 a.m.-3 pm. These programs will equip participants with the tools necessary to complete any sewing project. They will learn the basics of sewing and how to sew on their machine. In addition they will learn by doing; all participants will complete a sewing project. Call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 by Nov. 1 to register for this event.

Catch-A-Dream Sponsors Banquet Mississippi Sportsmen for Catch-A-Dream Annual Sponsors Banquet will be Nov. 20 at the Eupora National Guard armory. Doors open at 6 p.m. The banquet will feature a seafood buffet dinner, raffle and auction. All proceeds will benefit the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Sponsor dinner tickets are $150 and child dinner tickets are $15 (ages 15 and under). All tickets are first come, first serve. For ticket information contact Robert Ray at 552-0536, Bill Reed at 552-1112, Mac Fondren at 418-5302 or Springer Pawn & Gun at 258-5040.

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 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.

First Assembly of God, Eupora The office of the Assemblies of God in Byram has announced a new church plant in Eupora.

The first worship service for the First Assembly of Eupora will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Eupora Depot, 102 S. Dunn St. Refreshments will be served following the first worship service for a time of “meet and greet.” Regular services will be weekly at 6 p.m. Sundays until a permanent church building is established.

The Rev. Jesse Ray from Starkville will be the interim pastor until the church selects a new pastor. Chris and Karen Ray of Eupora are the worship leaders and various instrumentalists will be participating.

An in-home Bible study course, “Evangelism Explosion,” will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 taught by the Rev. George “Bubba” Bland of Mathiston. The 16-week course will be offered in various area homes.

The style of worship music will be centered on the newest contemporary praise and worship and choral material with a blend of hymns and various styles. The church is seeking dependable, gifted Christian instrumentalists for praise band and vocalists.

For more information about the church or the ministries call 258-7244.

Clinical Pastoral Education course North Mississippi Medical Center is accepting students for the new session of the Clinical Pastoral Education program, which begins Oct. 12.

This seminary-level course advances pastoral care skills for ministers and seminary students of all faiths through supervised encounters with individuals in crisis. Students of NMMC’s Clinical Pastoral Education program attend two full-day sessions each month for eight months.

For more information, call NMMC’s Pastoral Care Department at 662-377-3439 or 1-800-843-3375, or email

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.