Calendar of Events

Schaefer Reunion

J.D. Schaefer, Tom Schaefer and Lorene Schaefer Cummins invite all descended family, all extended family and all family friends of the Peter Joseph Schaefer family to an old-fashioned family reunion at the old home place of Antley Joe Schaefer and Thera Doshie Goines Schaefer Burns in Ticky Bend.

Family reunion dinner will be 1 p.m. July 6; a fish fry is planned. Bring a dish/dessert/beverage and a lawn chair if possible. Make plans to stay and visit family and friends the entire day. Bring any family history you may have.

Kids in the Kitchen

The Webster County Extension Office will offer “Kids in the Kitchen” from 9 a.m.-noon July 8 and 10 at Eupora First United Methodist Church’s Kids Kingdom building on Holman Street. Call 258-3971 to register.

Friends of the Library

The regular monthly meeting of Friends of the Webster County Public Library will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8.

Outdoor writer Tony Kinton will be the guest speaker. A light lunch will be available afterwards for a nominal cost.

Peewee football/cheerleader signup

Eupora peewee football/cheerleader registration will be July 15-Aug. 9 at Eupora City Hall.

For any questions contact Park Director John Prather at 552-2529.

Breaking the Fast

The Webster County Extension Office will offer “Breaking the Fast” from 9-10 a.m. July 17 at the First United Methodist Church Kids Kingdom building on Holman Street. Call 258-3971 to register.

NMMC-Eupora to host shadowing program

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will offer a two-day shadowing program on July 22-23 for students who will be entering into the 10th through 12th grades in the fall.

The students will be able to choose a clinical area they are interested in and shadow someone in that area to see if that is an area they would be interested in working later on in life. The clinical areas are Nursing (ER and Acute Care), EMS (paramedics), Respiratory, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Dietary.

If your child is interested in participating in this program, contact the NMMC-Eupora Education Department at 258-9311 or 258-9306 for more information and to register your child. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Avery-Lankford reunion

The annual Avery-Lankford reunion will be July 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Duck Hill Community Center.

All descendants of Daniel Hardy Avery and his wife, Frances Simmons Avery, and descendants of Fannie Avery Hendricks Dulaney are invited to attend.

A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

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.

Boil-water alert lifted

A boil-water notice that the Webster Center Water Association had been under was lifted June 27, according to Billy Smith, president of the water system.

This affected about 300 customers in the area.

The alert was issued June 12 because of a systemwide pressure loss following a line break on Mount Vernon Road.


Church News


Victory by Faith Ministries

Victory by Faith Ministries will be celebrating the life of William T. Rushing on July 7 at the Woodmen of the World lodge from 10:30 a.m. through 4 p.m.

The church invites all friends and family to come out and enjoy a day full of fellowship and fun with waterslides, special music, food and much more. Anyone with questions may contact Pastor Ricky Watson at 662-3710.

Bluff Springs Baptist (Choctaw)

Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 7, and July 8-10 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Allen Robinson, pastor of Rosedale Baptist Church, will be the visiting speaker.

FBC Eupora VBS

First Baptist Church of Eupora will have Colossal Coaster World Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.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 258-3491.

Clarkson Baptist

Clarkson Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. July 7-11.

Family night will be July 12 at 7 p.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited.

For more information, contact the church at 258-7909 or Lesley Gore at 552-0353.

Dorroh Lake girls camps

Dorroh Lake girls camps are coming up. Teen girl camp is July 8-11. Younger girls camp is July 15-18.

Pre-registration cost is $150. Registration the day of is $175.

Contact Ginger Castle at 258-7545 or message her on Facebook at Dorroh Lake Camp.

Disaster relief training July 20

The Webster County Baptist Association will sponsor a disaster relief training event July 20 at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Sign up for the training event by calling the association office at 258-5611 from 8-11 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Calhoun County Singing Convention

The Calhoun County Singing Convention will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20 at Springhill Baptist Church in east Slate Springs. Lunch will be at noon. For more information, contact Sonny Williams at 628-6358.

Sapa Baptist

Sapa Baptist Church will have “Youth Night” at 6 p.m. July 21. Bro. Bubba Bland will be the guest speaker and the local group “Long Time Coming” will provide the music. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be provided in the fellowship hall following the services.

The church youth extend a special invitation to all youth and encourage area churches to bring their youth groups.  For more information, contact Mandy Williamson at 552-6868.