Calendar of Events

TSX Voting Machine Testing Circuit Clerk Deborah Hood Neal announces that the testing of the TSX (Touch Screen Voting) machines is being conducted at the Webster County Courthouse Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If any error is detected, the cause will be determined and corrected until an errorless count is made and certified. The public may attend and witness the testing.

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

Quick Bites Upcoming Quick Bites programs, which will be from noon-1 p.m., include: • Nov. 1, Lynette McDougald, MSU university florist, will present the program “At the Table: Centerpieces.” The focus this month will be “at the table” and more specifically centerpieces one can create for family gatherings at Thanksgiving.

• Nov. 15, Dr. Wayne Porter, area horticulturist, will present the program “All About Camellias.” Blooming from fall to late spring, there is a camellia to fit in everyone’s garden. These programs will be at the Webster County Extension Office. Please call 258-3971 to register. Daylong benefit

in Houlka Nov. 3 A benefit for Jimbo Byars, longtime coach and teacher at Houlka High School, will be Nov. 3 beginning with a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m., registration at 7:30 a.m., $20 fee.

Alumni baseball/softball games begin at 1 p.m. in the Houlka park with $20 fee including T-shirt, $10 without T-shirt or $5 for 5K participants.

Inflatables for children will be available all day with a $5 wristband. Pulled pork and hot dog plates available at the Community center and auction will follow at 6 p.m.

Raffle tickets are also on sale for a rifle and a $100 bill. For information, call 568-2772 or 489-9787.

Absentee voting The Webster County circuit clerk’s office in Walthall will be open from Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.-noon for absentee voting. 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.

Concert at May’s Corn Maze May’s Corn Maze will present a concert Nov. 3 starting at 6 p.m. Performing will be Katie Leach, Jessica and Nathan May, Garrett Oswalt with Adam Suber, Jake Crow, Ben May and Justin Boatman, plus Don Pounds and others.

Come out and enjoy a great night of music, food and activities. May’s Corn Maze is located at 3314 Webster-Lodi Road, Stewart.

Blood drive United Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Eupora High School on Nov. 5. The bloodmobile will be at EHS from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Maben Methodist Maben Methodist Church, 3999 Webster Street, will have a churchwide rummage sale Nov. 3 beginning at 8 a.m.

Items for sale will be on display in the church fellowship hall and outside.

The men of the church will be out back grilling hamburgers, and will have baked beans and other food for sale.

Bradford Chapel Baptist Bradford Chapel Baptist invites the public to come and share an evening of blessings, fellowship and food at its Harvest Supper at 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

Edwin Faughn, managing director of the Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, will present the program for the evening.

Operation Christmas Child First Baptist Church of Eupora is 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 or go to the church Facebook group at

• Relay Center: Collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes is Nov. 12-19. Hours for the relay center at Mathiston First Baptist Church are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 13, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 14, 9 a.m.- noon and 1-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 and 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Community Thanksgiving Service First Baptist Church Eupora will host the 2012 Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the FBC sanctuary.

The Rev. Trey Harper of Eupora’s First United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker and special music from the choir of both churches will perform. The worship service is open to the entire community.

For more information about FBC Eupora, go to its website at or go to