Calendar of Events

Karoake Night The Gore Springs Community Center will have Karaoke Night the third Friday of each month, beginning Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $5. Concessions will be available.

Gospel singing A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Stewart Fire Department on Highway 82.

Performing will be Southern Image, Sold Out, Revelations, Chuck Clark and Joy Card. Admission is a love offering only. Concessions will be available. Call Angie at 418-6454 for more information.

‘Welcome to the Gang’ Mathiston Public Library will be hosting “Welcome to the Gang” storytime sponsored by the Civic League of Mathiston.

The stories and activities will be “Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin.” The fun will begin Oct. 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. All preschoolers and their parents or caregivers are welcomed to attend. The Great Pumpkin will be there too in person.

For more information contact Jill Carroll at 662.579.7020.

Breast Cancer Luncheon Oct. 23 North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will sponsor a Breast Cancer Luncheon on Oct. 23.

The luncheon begins at noon in the NMMC-Eupora Long Term Care activity room, and will include speakers and door prizes.

Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling 258-6221.

The menu will feature marinated chicken bundles, pasta primavera, Southern-style green beans, country squash bake, strawberry pretzel salad, tossed green salad, fresh fruit medley, heavenly chocolate cake and raspberry white chocolate cheesecake.

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s mobile WIN Job Centers have 12 Internet-connected computer stations. Staff members are available to help job seekers.

The mobile units are valuable tools for job searches, creating and updating resumes, and other services.

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. The health fair is open to the public and free screenings for prostate-specific antigen, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight screenings will be offered. Flu shots will be offered for $10 dollars while supplies last. Anyone interested in being a vendor can email Velma McKinney at vmckinney@nmhs.net or Stephanie McIlwain at shmcilwain@nmhs.net or call 258-9306, 258-9311 or 258-6221.

Black-eyed Pea Festival Bring your chair and come enjoy the music at Mantee’s Black-eyed Pea Festival on Oct. 27.

The music starts at 10 a.m. and goes until. Performing will be Roger Cox, Ron King, the Pride of Webster County Band (EWHS) and the Long triplets.

Events and contact information: • 5K run kicks off at 8 a.m. (552-4229). • Vendors all day (552-2625). • Cooking contest (567-2362). • Antique car show (312-8930).

Blood drive United Blood Services will conduct a blood drive in Mantee on Oct. 27. The bloodmobile will be at the Mantee Fire Department from 10 a.m.-noon.

Absentee voting The Webster County circuit clerk’s office in Walthall will be open the following two Saturdays for absentee voting: • Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-noon. • Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-noon. This is the last day an individual will be able to vote an absentee ballot. Registered voters who have any questions about absentee voting may contact the circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287.

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 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.

Storytime Storytime 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 West Eupora Church of God West Eupora Church of God will have a bake sale in front of Piggly Wiggly on Oct. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. Many goodies that are sure to please your tummy will be available.

Lollars Grove Baptist A reception for Elizabeth Fulgham for her many years of dedicated service at Lollars Grove Baptist Church will be Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the church. Everyone is invited to attend.

FBC Eupora First Baptist Church of Eupora will be showing the movie “Courageous” in the Family Life Center Oct. 21 beginning at 6 p.m.

Come a little early for popcorn and a good seat! A nursery will be provided. The public is invited to join us for the movie Oct. 21 and the sermon series that will be Oct. 28-Nov. 25 as part of the Sunday evening worship service. For more information about “Courageous” or other ministries of First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to the website at www.fbceupora.com or join the FBC Eupora Facebook Group for all the latest information.

Ackerman Church of God The “In His Hands Mission” 5K Run/Walk will be Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. in downtown Ackerman. The Ackerman Church of God youth are sponsoring the 5k run/walk to raise funds for a mission trip to North Little Rock, Ark. All ages are encouraged to participate; the entry fee is $20. Pre-register by Oct. 21 to receive a free T-shirt. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. with race beginning at 8 a.m. at the pavilion across from Main Street.

For more information on registration or sponsoring the race call Kristi Mewbourn at 285-8495 or mail registration to Kristi Mewbourn, 1117 Lebanon Road, Ackerman, MS 39735.

West Shady Grove Baptist Bring your lawn chairs to West Shady Grove Baptist Church for a fall festival and singing Oct. 27. Kids’ activities start at 4 p.m., and a meal and music start at 5 p.m.

Activities will include face painting, sack races, bingo, fishing for apples, soda can ball toss, Go Fish, door prizes and singing, concluding with a hayride. The singing will feature Heavenly Journey with “Southern-fried gospel” and the band Family Tradition.

Call the Rev. Josh Bingham, pastor, at 310-6238 for more information.

Trunk-N-Treat First United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Eupora will sponsor the annual Community Trunk-N-Treat downtown on Dunn Street on Oct. 31 from 6-7 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature decorated trunks, tons of candy as well as free hotdogs and drinks. The Eupora Police Department will be blocking off the street beginning around 5:30 p.m. until the event is over.

Any church or organization that would like to participate may contact the First United Methodist Church at 258-2611 or drop by either church office.

Operation Christmas Child First Baptist Church of Eupora will be collecting items and donations for Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 11. Anyone who would like to buy toys, school supplies or other items to add to a box, find out more about packing your own box or would like to sponsor a box may contact Gwen at the church office at 258-3491.

Learn more about Operation Christmas Child at www.samaritianspurse.org or go to the church Facebook group at www.facebook.com/Groups/FirstBaptistEupora.