Calendar of Events

Blood drives United Blood Services announces these blood drives in Webster County: • 2:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the PE building at East Webster Elementary School in Mathiston. • 2:30-6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Eupora Elementary School gym. • 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at East Webster High School in Mathiston (bloodmobile)

Passport notice The Webster County circuit clerk’s office will no longer serve as an acceptance agent for passports effective Feb. 1. Anyone who needs a passport may contact the nearest passport agent, which will be the Oktibbeha County circuit clerk’s office at 323-1356 or the MSU Post Office in Starkville at 323-5772. Anyone with questions may call 258-6287.

Chili sale/fund- raiser at OES Eupora Chapter #261 OES is having a chili sale from now until Feb. 2. The chili will be able to be picked up at the Eupora Masonic Lodge Building from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Tickets are on sale now from any member of the Eupora chapter or you may call one of these numbers and place an order: Ted Wilson, 258-8214; Glynda Wilson, 258-2064; Joan White, 552-1178; Sue Rogers, 258-4359; or Gail Edwards, 258-3110. Prices for the chili are one gallon for $20, a half gallon for $10 and one quart for $5. Be sure to get your chili ordered because Feb. 3 is the Super Bowl.

Gospel singing A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cowboy Church in Vaiden, 1557 CR 5. Hearts Desire, the Pounder Family and the Revelations will perform. Admission is free; a love offering will be received for the groups. For more information or directions, call 418-6454 or 417-7612.

First Pitch Baseball Banquet The Eupora Baseball Booster Club is hosting a First Pitch Baseball Banquet on Feb. 11. The banquet will be held at the Eupora High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Former Mississippi State University Head Coach Ron Polk will be the guest speaker for the event. Coach Polk is the winningest baseball coach in all Southeastern Conference history with 1,218 wins. He is also author of “The Baseball Playbook” and co-author of “The Baseball Coaching Bible.” This event will include a silent auction where various sports items and memorabilia will be available for bidding. Tickets for the banquet are on sale through Feb. 4. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, see any junior high, junior varsity or varsity baseball player or contact the high school office. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Eupora baseball team.

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 Bradford Chapel stew cooking Bradford Chapel Baptist Church on Cadaretta Road will have its annual stew cooking on Jan. 26 at $25 per gallon. Proceeds will go to the Special Needs Fund. Call 983-0649 to reserve yours.

New Pleasant Spring M.B. New Pleasant Spring M.B. in Kilmichael will have a second-year anniversary program for Pastor Arthur Farmer at 3 p.m. Jan. 27. The theme is “Love: Life’s Greatest Gift” from I Corinthians 13:1-13.

Walthall Baptist annual supper Walthall Baptist Church will have its annual grilled chicken and deer supper Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m. Carryout plates will be available at 4:30 p.m. Deer, grilled chicken, quail, chicken livers, fried green tomatoes, desserts and other side items will be served. This year all donations will go to retire the note on the sanctuary.

Eupora FBC FBC Eupora piano students participating in the Grenada Keyboard Festival on Jan. 26 will perform their festival hymn for audiences at FBC Eupora as part of evening worship service on Jan. 27. Evening worship service begins at 6 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

• OCC: In order to make a greater impact for Operation Christmas Child in 2013, FBC Eupora has begun an Item-of-the-Month collection with the goal of providing 300 shoeboxes for its children and youth OCC Packing Party in November.

The items for the month of January include hats, gloves, scarves and small toys. Anyone interested in making a donation for Operation Christmas Child can bring items by the church office.

• D-WOW: Youth throughout Webster County are invited to attend Discipleship Now or D-WOW Feb. 15-17 at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Churches throughout Webster County are encouraged to sponsor their youth groups at the event. The guest speaker will be Perry Pugh and the Josh Buford Band will provide worship music.

Registration cost is $35 per student with a $5 late fee after Jan. 31. FBC Eupora youth will pay $25, with the $5 late fee if registering after Jan. 31. For more information, contact Jason Carson at FBC Eupora at firstbaptistc57@bellsouth.net or 258-3491.

For more information about the ministries of First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to www.fbceupora.com.

Bellefontaine UMC During Lent, Bellefontaine United Methodist Church will be presenting a study on the book “24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. Order your book today and join the group discussion at Bellefontaine UMC at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday during Lent, beginning Feb. 19.