Calendar of Events

Benefit Saturday for Stewart VFD A benefit for the Stewart Volunteer Fire Department will be at noon Nov. 10. Chicken plates will be available for $7 (served with baked beans, slaw or chips, dessert and drink). Hamburger and hot dog plates are $5. A cake and toy walk will be at 3 p.m.

Mathiston Veterans Day ceremony The Mathiston Development and Support Council will unveil the designs for Mathiston’s veterans’ memorial during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10. The ceremony will take place at Mathiston First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The monument will feature the names of all Mathiston area veterans who lost their lives in service.

Gospel music jubilee Saturday A gospel music jubilee will be Nov. 10 at the Gore Springs Community Center starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. The Selah Baptist Trio, Beyond Measure, the Slaton Family and Dustin McKibben and others will perform.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil Mathiston will host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance on Nov 11. The vigil begins at 2 p.m. at the Mathiston Public Library.

Veterans Day program Nov. 12 Joe H. Morehead VFW Post 3806 will be having a Veterans Day program at the Eupora Post Office veterans’ monument at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 to honor all of the fallen heroes of Webster County. The post encourages all veterans and the public to attend.

Eupora Friends of the Library The regular meeting of the Eupora Friends of the Library will be Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Joe Lee, a Mississippi author, is scheduled to speak. Lunch will be available for a nominal fee.

Veterans Day Banquet Nov. 12 Joe H. Morehead VFW. Post 3806 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Veterans Day Banquet at the post home on VFW Road at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. All veterans and/or veterans’ families are invited to attend.

Quick Bites Dr. Wayne Porter, area horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “All About Camellias” from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 15. Blooming from fall to late spring, there is a camellia to fit in everyone’s garden. The program will be at the Webster County Extension Office. Call 258-3971 to register.

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.

Christmas T-shirts The Civic League of Mathiston is selling 2012 Christmas T-shirts that are designed by Southern Belle. The shirts are red with traditional Christmas colors on the back and has snowmen caroling around the Christmas tree with the words “A Caroling We Go”

The shirts are available in long or short sleeve, and sizes youth extra small up through adult 5X are available. Short sleeve are $13, long sleeve are $15. There is no date or town name on the shirts. For more information call 312-8724.

Eupora Christmas Parade The Eupora Christmas Parade will be Dec. 1 at 5:30 with the theme “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.” Entry forms are available at the Progress-Times office (58 N. Dunn) and Eupora City Hall or from any member of the Eupora Rotary Club. Completed forms should be returned by 5 p.m. Nov. 28, along with an entry fee of $10 for floats. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. along West Fox and West Clark avenues. The first-place float will be awarded $200 and second place $100.

To request an entry form or obtain more information, call 258-7532 or email

Burlap Wreath Making Workshop The time for preparing and decorating our homes for the holiday season is quickly approaching. Let Webster County Extension help you with your decorating needs. Join us at the Webster County Extension Office for a Burlap Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend call the Extension Office (258-3971) by Nov. 29. The workshop will cost $10 and that will cover the burlap and wire wreath. There are only eight slots, so act fast.

Mathiston Christmas Parade Mathiston’s 2012 Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with lineup beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mathiston ballpark. There is no entry fee to be in the parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Caroling We Will Go’ and the Civic League will be awarding $100, $75 and $50 prizes to first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, call Betty at 312-8724 or Rachel at City Hall at 263-4898.

‘Cookies in a Jar’ workshops Homemade gifts in a jar are a fun way to celebrate the holiday season and can make great gifts for just about anyone. Join us at the Webster County Extension Office for a “Cookies in a Jar” workshop. The workshops are free. The first workshop is Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. for adults. Please call by Nov. 27; only 10 slots available. The second is Dec. 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. Please call by Dec. 14; only 10 slots available. You can contact the Extension Office at 258-3971.

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 Fellowship Baptist, Mathiston Fellowship Baptist Church in Mathiston will have a Fall Bazaar (handmade items, baked goods and “white elephants”) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10. Fellowship Baptist is located at 2335 Old Trace Road. For more information call 263-4035. This is to benefit Operation Christmas Child and other missions.

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

Ackerman Church of God Thanksgiving singing with the Greenes will be Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Ackerman Church of God, 8162 Hwy. 12 W. A love offering will be received.

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

Thanksgiving Communion service First Assembly, Eupora will be having a special Communion service Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy a time of praise and worship and time around the Lord’s table. First Assembly meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Eupora Depot. Call 662-744-5240 for more information.