Calendar of Events

Fason Reunion

The Fason Reunion will be June 8 at the home of Boogie and Jeannie Holland in Maben. Come bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship. Call 263-4056 for more information.

Benefit for Turner

Modern Woodmen of American will sponsor a benefit for Stewart native Eddie Lamar Turner, who has liver cancer, on June 8 at Grace Fellowship Church on Hwy. 35 North in Kosciusko. He is the husband of Diane Talley Turner and proceeds will be used for his medical expenses.

The benefit, which will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will include hamburger plates, hotdog plates, a cakewalk and auction. Raffle tickets will also be sold on a chance of $100. Signs will be posted along the route.

Mathiston Panthers

Class of 1966

reunion June 8

The Mathiston Panthers’ Class of 1966 will have a reunion at noon June 8 at Trace-Way Restaurant. Everyone who was in that class is invited along with spouse or friend.

For more information call Linda Rushing Williams at 312-0947, Margaret Pilkington at 263-5056 or Lorene Andrews at 263-4481.

Oswalt Reunion

The Oswalt Reunion for descendants of Simeon and Gertrude Oswalt will be June 8 at Choctaw Lake’s large pavilion in Ackerman.

The reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Pictures will be taken at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Jim Oswalt at 263-6038.

Gospel singing

Gore Springs Community Center will host a gospel music jubilee at 6 p.m. June 8. Erwin Cook, Bill Monaghan, the Messiah Men and Blessed Assurance will perform. Admission is $5.

Computer, digital

camera classes

Computer and digital camera classes will be offered at the Eupora Depot and cost $5 each. Call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971 to register. One may register for one or all four classes. Each class is limited to 10 participants and usually fills up quickly.

June 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Basic Computer. Learn the basic functions of your computer.

1-4 p.m., Email. Learn how to compose, save and add attachments using your email.

June 11, 9 a.m.-noon, Digital Camera. Learn how to use all the functions and what they mean on your digital camera. Must bring your camera.

1-4 p.m., Editing Photos. Learn how to save your photos on your computer and edit them.

Cowboy Kids

in the Kitchen

The Webster County Extension Office will offer upcoming “Cowboy Kids in the Kitchen” programs in Mathiston and Eupora.

The Mathiston program will be from 10-11 a.m. June 10 at the Mathiston Public Library.

The Eupora program will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20 at First United Methodist Church’s Kid’s Kingdom building on Holman Street. Call 258-3971 to register.

“Choose health this summer. The rewards last a lifetime!” stated Pam Awad, FNP nutrition educator. “Thanks to FUMC for offering the use of its kitchen for summer Kids in the Kitchen programs (in Eupora) while Extension is hosting the courthouse staff.”

Friends of

the Library

The regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library will be at 11:30 a.m. June 10 at the Webster County Public Library.

Hunter and survivalist thriller writer Bobby Cole of West Point will be speaking and signing copies of his second novel, “Moon Underfoot.” In his follow-up to “The Dummy Line,” Cole explores the perils of revenge, and the profound power of a husband and father’s love.

Lunch will be available for a nominal fee.

‘Dig into Reading’

The Maben Public Library will be exploring things underground this summer during the 2013 Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading.”

The library will have activities with Beverly Lewis from Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge; Pam Awad, nutrition educator with Mississippi State Extension Service and Claude Brown, retired state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, ending the program with earthworms.

The program is open to ages 4 through 12, with prizes each week and special prizes at the end for all who complete the reading requirements.

Reading requirements are ages 4-7, 15 easy books and ages 8-12, three chapter books, but you may read as many as you like. The program will be June 11, 18 and 25 at 10 a.m.

Registration will be June 7 from noon-4 p.m. and June 8 from 9 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call the library at 263-5619 or visit its website at . All programs are free of charge.

Benefit for

Jeff Fowler

A benefit for Jeff Fowler will be June 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Whitehill Freewill Baptist Church north of Walthall on Clarkson Road. Barbecue chicken plates to eat or to take out will be sold for a donation.

Fowler is a patient at University of Alabama in Birmingham with cryptococcus meningitis. For more information call  258-7184

Mister & Miss


Beauty Pageant

The Mister & Miss Independence Beauty Pageant will be June 29 at Eupora High School’s Latham Auditorium.

The pageant is open to girls 0-18 and boys 0-10.

Registration deadline is June 21. The registration fee is $30; photogenic, $10. Registration forms may be obtained online by going to the EHS homepage at <>.

Mathiston Summer

Reading Program

The 2013 Summer Reading Program is every Monday in June at the Mathiston Public Library from 1-2:30 p.m. The theme is “Dig into Reading.” For more information call 263-4772.

Mathiston Library

Story Hour

The Mathiston Public Library has Story Hour and activities for children of all ages every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Story Hour is directed by Jill Carroll.

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.



Church news

Highways & Hedges

Highways and Hedges Worship Center will host a gospel singing with Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes at 7 p.m. June 8. Refreshments will follow.

Mount Union M.B.

Vacation Bible

School June 10-14

Come listen up everyone! Vacation Bible school will be June 10-14 at Mount Union Baptist Church for ages 5-8. You are invited to come and have a “Hip Hop Hope Jesus Makes Me Glad” time with us. The time will be from 5-8 pm.


We will also start our second session of VBS for ages 9-15 on June 17-23. So please come one, come all because Jesus is the hope of every generation!

For more information or to register contact Beverly Hughes at 552-0955, Earnesteen Patterson at 258-6454 or Ida Brunty at 258-4731. “Be glad and rejoice forever (Isaiah 65:18)!”

FBC Eupora

First Baptist Church of Eupora will host a blood drive in the United Blood Services bloodmobile from 4-7 p.m. June 12 in the parking lot at FBC Eupora. To make a donation, make an appointment by calling the church office at 258-3491.

• Life Line: Life Line screening for the risk of stroke will be June 17 at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Through ultrasound, Life Line evaluates the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke.

The stroke, vascular and heart rhythm package includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation.

Participants will receive $10 off any package priced $139 and up, and First Baptist Church will also receive a $10 donation for any member that signs up by calling 1-800-324-9458 and attends the screening:

• VBS: First Baptist Church of Eupora will have Colossal Coaster World Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 a.m. July 7-12, with Friday night set as a special Family Night. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grades throughout the area are invited to attend this year’s event. For more information about this year’s VBS at FBC Eupora, go to or call the church office at

Fellowship Baptist

Vacation Bible

School June 17-20

Fellowship Baptist Church, 2335 Old Trace Road, will host Vacation Bible School in its fellowship hall June 17-20 from 6-8 p.m. June 21 will be Family Night from 7-8 p.m.

The theme this year is “Jungle Jaunt.” For more information call 263-4035.

VBS kickoff and pre-registration will be June 15 at Mathiston City Park from 10 a.m. till noon featuring games and refreshments for the kids.



The Webster County Baptist Association will host a special Patriotic Celebration at 5 p.m. June 30 at First Baptist Church of Mathiston. The event will feature choir and orchestra members from churches throughout Webster County for this annual event.

The Patriotic Celebration is under the director of FBC Eupora’s Minister of Music Jason Carson. For more information about this year’s event, contact the Webster County Association office at 258-5611.