Calendar of Events

Immunization clinic
The Webster County Health Department in recognition of National
Infant Immunization Week, is offering free routine immunizations for
infants and children through 18 years of age from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and
1-4:30 p.m. April 25.
The health department is located at 57 Government Ave. in Eupora.
Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record.

Chances for prints
benefit Relay
Murphy Drug & Gifts is selling chances on a print of the Webster
County Courthouse and a print of the Eupora Historic High School for
Relay for Life.
Chances are $2 and may be purchased at Murphy Drugs or at Relay for
Life on April 26.

Relay for Life
“Cancer Never Takes a Holiday” is the theme of Webster County’s fifth
annual Relay for Life, which will be April 26 from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s walking track. See other
reports in this issue for additional details.

Relay for Life
event luminarias
The American Cancer society and people throughout the United States
are committed to winning the battle against cancer. Join people
throughout Webster County to help in the fight against this dreaded
disease by making a donation of $10 for a luminaria in honor or in
memory of someone touched by cancer.
Webster County’s fifth annual Relay for Life event will be April 26.
Luminarias (with the names on them) will line the walking track at
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora Hospital on April 26, the
night of the event. During the event, all participants will share in
the special luminaria ceremony; candles will be lit and names will be
called of those for whom donations for luminaries have been received.
Anyone interested in making a donation of $10 for a luminaria may
request an order form at businesses that display the bright yellow
luminaria poster or by calling Frances Hyde at 552-0705. People are
encouraged to secure their luminarias early so that they may enjoy
the activities the night of the event. Join in the fight against cancer.

Jonathan Pollard
benefit April 27
A benefit for Jonathan Pollard will be April 27 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
at the Sherwood Community Center in Choctaw County. Lunch and supper
will be served throughout the day (donations will be accepted).
Lunch: Chicken spaghetti or spaghetti with coleslaw, garlic bread,
dessert and tea. Supper: Chili or soup with crackers, cornbread,
dessert and tea.
Activities during the day will include a dessert walk, musical
entertainment, small- and large-item raffles
Pollard was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November. He began
chemotherapy treatments in January. His insurance does not cover all
of the treatment costs, and he needs some assistance with the
outstanding medical bills.

Collier Reunion
A Collier Reunion will be April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. The reunion
will be in the building across from Chester Baptist Church in Choctaw

Healthy Praise
The Controllers Generation II 4H Club, in collaboration with Pleasant
Hill U.M. Church and other area churches, will host a Healthy Praise
Extravaganza at 3 p.m. April 28 in the West Oktibbeha County High
School cafeteria.

Child Abuse
Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. All children deserve to live
in a home where they are loved, happy and safe, stated the
Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Family and
Children’s Services Prevention Unit.
If you suspect abuse or neglect, contact the Mississippi Centralized
Intake at 1-800-222-8000 or online at

Art in the Park
“Art in the Park” will be May 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the city park
adjacent to the Eupora Depot.
The exhibit will feature art for display and for purchase by artists
from Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology
and Disability.
The MSU Extension Service and the city of Eupora are sponsors.

Eupora Jr. High
pizza fundraiser
Eupora Jr. High cheerleaders are holding a Little Caesars fundraiser
to raise money through May 3 to raise money for camp costs.
Little Caesars pizza kits, cookie dough and pie kits range in price
from $12-$19 and contain all the ingredients to bake pizza, bread,
pies and cookies at home in minutes.
To order your items from Eupora Jr. High cheerleaders, contact
Charlotte Newman at 552-3189 before May 3.

Fundraiser trail ride
The Webster Search and Rescue Team will be having a fundraiser trail
ride May 3-5 on Mount Vernon Road in Webster County.
Cost for the weekend will be $20/adults, $10/kids (12 and under). Day
riders can come and enjoy the ride only on Saturday for $10/adults,
$5/kids (12 and under). Breakfast and supper will be provided on
Saturday (day riders can enjoy the meals for an extra $5).
The weekend stay will be primitive camping/no hookups. Saturday night
entertainment will be provided. Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday.
Directions: take U.S. 82 to Tomnolen, turn north on Greensboro Road,
turn right on Center Road and turn right on Mount Vernon Road,
approximately 1 mile on left. All proceeds go to the Webster Search
and Rescue Team.
For more information, contact John Ballard at 662-552-1176 or Mitch
Jackson at 662-552-8431.

Flea market
A flea market in Weir will be May 4 from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. There is no
vendor fee. For information, call the Choctaw County Extension Office
at 285-6337 or email
Application is available at

The Civic League of Mathiston is putting together its first MayFest,
which will be May 4 starting at 9 a.m.
MayFest will include vendors, food, fun for the children, live
entertainment and the fun goes on into the night with a silent
auction, raffle giveaway and karaoke.
Vendor spots are $10 and location is on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Also, all church, praise, worship and drama teams are invited
to perform as well as soloists and groups. A PA system will be
provided for the entertainment.
For more information or for a vendor form, call Betty at 312-8724.

Family Reunion
The Biggers-Trussell Family Reunion will be at 1 p.m. May 5 at 4180
Chester-Tomnolen Road.

Head Start signup
Central Mississippi Inc.’s Head Start/Early Head Start Program is now
registering eligible children (age 3 before Sept. 1, 2013) for the
2013-14 school year.
Research shows children who receive early learning do better in school.
Documents needed to complete an application are a birth certificate,
immunization record (Form 121), verification of Social Security
Number, proof of income, 2012 W-2 form or tax return, current check
stubs, TANF and child support.
For more information, call 258-8111. The last day of school this year
is May 20.

Bailey Reunion
The annual Bailey Reunion will be Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26,
at the George Bailey Home Place located in the West Shady Grove
community. For more information, call Lisa Bailey Stewart at

EHS ‘60s reunion
The Eupora High School Class of ‘63 will be hosting a ‘60s reunion
for all students from 1960-69 classes from 1-3 p.m. May 25 at EHS.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information call 258-6027.

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 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