Calendar of Events

Karaoke Night
Karaoke Night at the Gore Springs Community Center will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Admission is $5.

Gospel Explosion
Gospel Explosion 2013 will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the National Guard armory on Highway 182 West in Eupora.
The program will feature Musically Inclined, the Gospel Lite, the Gospel Travelers, the True Believers, the Forrest Brothers and the Gospel Warriors.
Admission is $10 and doors open at 5 p.m. For more information contact Denise Perkins or Kaneisha Mays.

Family workshop
The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, in collaboration with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and Building Strong Families, will host a series of workshops on “Building Family Relationships” from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, March 4 and March 18.
The workshops will be held at West Oktibbeha County High School. Call Rose Graham at 242-7962 for further information.

Chili and soup
supper for Relay
Walthall Baptist Church Relay for Life team is having a chili and soup supper at the Walthall Fire Department on Feb. 22 from 5:30- 7 p.m. For a donation of $7 you can get a bowl of soup, dessert and drink.
All the proceeds will go toward Webster County Relay for Life 2013. Carry-outs are available.

Quick Bites
The Quick Bites program “Tips for Meals on the Go!” is set for noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Webster County Extension Office:
If you’re living life in the fast lane, preparing tasty and nutritious meals can be a challenge. Join Carol Ball, registered dietician, to learn some tips to simplify mealtime in a healthy way.
Call 258-3971 to register.

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
Eupora FBC
JOY Club: JOY Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 for its monthly potluck lunch at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.
Mission Trips: FBC Eupora has two college students who will be taking time to share the love of Christ on mission trips in coming months.

Emily Russell of Blue Mountain College is the daughter of Paul and Anita Russell. She will be going with the Blue Mountain Baptist Student Union on a mission trip to New England during spring break March 9-15. The cost of the trip is $800 and is due by March 1.
Please keep Emily in your prayers and if you would like to donate to the mission trip, please make your check out to Emily Russell and send it to Blue Mt. College BSU, P.O. Box 160. PMB 248, Blue Mountain, MS 38610.

Sarah Beth Sewell of William Carey University is the granddaughter of Dean and Sue Hall. She will be going with the Carpenter’s Wood vocal Ensemble at WCU on a mission trip to the Cayman Islands to work with Randy von Kanel, a WCU graduate working on the Islands. The trip will be in May.
Please keep Sarah Beth in your prayers and if you would like to donate to the mission trip, please make your check out to Sarah Beth Sewell and send it to FBC Eupora, P.O. Box 268, Eupora, MS 39744.

Creative Kidz: Wednesday nights at FBC Eupora just got a whole lot more fun. Creative Kidz is for children in grades 1-6.
The new music and drama program is designed to challenge a child’s creativity. Led by Rachael Barnett, the new creative arts program will be from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
After Creative Kidz, children can go to the Family Life Center for the evening meal. Teenagers will eat at 5:30 p.m. GAs, RAs and Mission Friends will follow at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about Creative Kidz, contact the FBC Eupora church office at 258-3491.

Walking for a Cure: The FBC Eupora Relay for Life team will be “Walking for a Cure.”
The team encourages people to donate the monetary amount of their shoe size, or more, as members see how far they can “walk” around the church to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For example, if you wear a size 8 shoe, you would donate $8, and your “footprint” will be placed along the “walk” around the church.
For more information about “Walking for a Cure,” contact Wendy Cook, FBC Eupora team captain, or the church office at 258-3491.

OCC: In 2013, FBC Eupora hopes to make a bigger impact with Operation Christmas Child. As part of the effort to have 300 boxes for the Packing Party in November, it is having an Item of the Month collection.
For the month of February, the church is collecting stuffed animals and small toys that would fit into a shoebox, for girls, boys and babies. Drop off donations or for more information, contact the church office at 258-3491.

Senior Citizen
Appreciation Day
Liberty United Methodist Church Outreach will be having a Senior Citizen Appreciation Day on Feb. 16.
The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Eupora Community Center. Lunch will be served, with entertainment and door prizes scheduled. All who 65 or older are invited to come out and be appreciated.

Tomnolen Baptist
hosting Nelons
The Nelons will be in concert at Tomnolen Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17.
The church is located 8 miles west of Eupora just off U.S. on Greensboro Road.

Grove Chapel
Grove Chapel M.B. Church, located at 281 Fifth Ave., Maben, will have deacon ordination services for Robert L. Banks at 3 p.m. Feb. 17. The. Rev. Carlton Fisher will be the guest speaker.
Anniversary Program: The ninth anniversary program for Grove Chapel’s pastor, the Rev. Rufus C. Harris, and wife will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 24. The Rev. Dennis Johnson will be the guest speaker.