Calendar of Events

Civic League hosting singing

The Civic League of Mathiston will be hosting a gospel singing in Mathiston’s park on July 26 beginning at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in singing may contact Beverly Brown at 295-5147 or Betty Jeffcoats at 312-8724 to be placed on the lineup.

While the Civic League will try to accompany everyone who would like to sing, it hopes to have the lineup finalized by July 25.

This is open to soloists as well as groups. Equipment will be set up for everyone to use, whether they sing from a CD or have a musical group that will be playing.

“We will also have food for sale that night, and we invite everyone to come bring their lawn chairs and enjoy our first-ever gospel singing worshipping our Lord in song and praise.”

Houston Heat tryouts slated

Tryouts for the Houston Heat 10U fast-pitch softball team will be at 10 a.m. July 27 at the Houston High School softball field.

For more information, call Derick Kirby at 456-9526, Ricky Doss at 456-4275 or Charlie Cooper at 769-0936.

Gospel singing

A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. July 27 at the Stewart Fire Department featuring Little River, Heavenly Journey, Voices of Faith and Family Tradition. A love offering will be received for the groups singings and concessions will be available. Call 662-418-6454 for more information.

Country Music Jamboree July 27

A Country Music Jamboree will be at 6 p.m. July 27 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5.

Performing will be Mike Ellis and the Hometown Band, Richard McLaughlin, Mike Hyde, Tyanne Newsom.

Wright reunion

The annual Wiley Wright reunion will be July 28 at the VFW building on VFW Road off Hwy. 182 east of Eupora. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., lunch at noon and a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish and come enjoy the day. For more information, contact Patricia Wright Christopher at 263-4505.

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.

Hebron Christian School reception for headmaster

A reception will be July 28 to introduce Jonathan Harper, new headmaster of Hebron Christian School.

Hebron Baptist Church will host the reception in the school’s library from 2-4 p.m.

Ice Cream Bash

The Webster County Extension Office will host an end-of-summer Ice Cream Bash from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the playground behind Eupora First United Methodist Church (fenced area across from Wise Funeral Home). Park cars on Holman.

Come and bring your friends for games and fun. Make your own ice cream and cool off. Call 258-3971 to register.

Eupora High School open house

Eupora High School will have a sixth-grade orientation for all sixth-grade students and parents at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 in the EHS cafeteria. This will be a time to answer all questions about the transition of sixth-graders to the high school.

Eupora High School open house will be Aug. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. for all students grades 6-12.

An athletic meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Latham Auditorium for all parents of athletes. All coaches will be there to talk about the expectations for their programs and answer any questions.

EHS Class of 1968 reunion

The Eupora High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 45th class reunion on Aug. 3 at the Eupora Country Club.

The agenda includes a tour of EHS at 4 p.m., social hour at the Country Club at 5 and dinner at 6:30. All classmates are encouraged to attend this fun-filled day.

Peewee football/ cheerleader signup

Eupora peewee football/cheerleader registration is under way through Aug. 9 at Eupora City Hall.

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

Back-to-School Bash Aug. 10

Webster County Back-to-School Bash will be Aug. 10 from 2-7 p.m. at the NMMC-Eupora walking track.

The fundraiser will feature inflatable water slides and jumpers, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. July 29 is the deadline to order a “Back-to-School Bash” T-shirt.

All proceeds benefit Webster County Relay for Life. Sponsors are Murphy Medical and CB&S Bank.

For more information, contact Bethany Cooper at 662-552-1093 or

Blood drive

United Blood Services will conduct a blood drive at Eupora First United Methodist Church on Aug. 20 from 2-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Every three seconds someone needs blood in this country — the overwhelming majority would die without it.

Giving blood is one of the most important things a person can do. One donation of blood can help as many as three patients. You can give blood every eight weeks. “Give the gift of life.”

Register today to give blood on Aug. 20 by calling Frances Hyde at 552-0705 or call Gwen Rico at the church office, 258-2611.

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.