Calendar of Events

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.

School Board meeting dates, times to change The Webster County School Board is changing its meeting dates and times beginning in February. Beginning Feb. 4, the board will meet at 6 p.m. the first and second Mondays of each month.

Local ‘Biggest Loser’ program The Civic League of Mathiston will be starting its own version of “Biggest Loser.” Participants will meet Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Mathiston Public Library. Dr. Lisa South will be measuring BMI as well as leg and arm circumference, taking blood pressure, checking height and weighing participants. The Civic League asks everyone that participates to chip in $25 because at the end of three months, the person with the highest percentage of weight lost will walk away being its first-ever Biggest Loser and will win money. The organization is in the process of getting health-centered classes to go along with its Biggest Loser weigh-ins. Classes are TBA. For more information call Betty at 312-8724.

Retired Educators Retired Education Personnel of Webster, Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Mathiston Public Library. Maury Shurlds will be on hand to give a review of his book “Memories.” We hope to see you there.

Brunswick stew fundraiser set The Clarkson-Fame Volunteer Fire Department will be having another Brunswick stew fundraiser to raise money for purchase of equipment and maintenance of the department. The fundraiser will be Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of ingredients for the stew or monetary donations will be greatly appreciated.

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 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 • 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 or 258-3491. • Dr. Jeremiah in Tupelo: Dr. David Jeremiah will be at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo on April 25 and FBC Eupora plans to take a bus to the free event. People who would like to attend should call the church office at 258-3491 before Feb. 8 to reserve a free ticket. For more information about the ministries of First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to

Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Church will celebrate its annual Black Heritage Program at 6 p.m. Feb. 2. Brother Eric Armstrong will be the keynote speaker. Rehearsals for

‘I AM’ begin Rehearsals for the community choir Easter presentation “I AM” will begin this Sunday at 4 p.m. Vocalists, ensembles and choirs from area churches are invited to participate in this Easter celebration. Rehearsals will be weekly on Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Miracle Land Church located at 45 N. Dunn S. (next door to Watkins, Ward & Stafford) in Eupora. This is a presentation under the direction of Worship Leader Karen Ray of World Harvest Outreach Ministries. The presentation will be Good Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Church. For more information call 662-744-5240 or email