Calendar of Events

Benefit rummage

sale for Carters

A benefit rummage sale will be from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Gore Springs Community Center. All proceeds will help Jan and Liz Carter with treatments and travel expenses.

The benefit will include a bake sale, clothes of all sizes, household and kitchen items, trinkets, toys and a J. Carter Pottery table. 333 Restaurant will be selling pulled-pork sandwiches. Area musicians will provide entertainment. Individual seller booths are welcome for a $25 set-up donation.

Item donations and volunteers are welcome. For booth information and donation drop-offs call Peggy Pittman at 258-7523 or Rita Thomas at 647-4483.

Friends of

the Library

The regular monthly meeting of Friends of the Library in Eupora will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Ellen Randolph Weatherly of Starkville will present “The Captain and His Lady,” in which she shares the letters her parents penned to each other, complete with all the essential elements necessary in a spellbinding love story.

A light lunch will be available afterward for a nominal fee.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Tomnolen Water

annual meeting

Tomnolen Water Association will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Tomnolen Fire Department.


Muscadine Festival

The inaugural Mathiston Muscadine Festival will be Sept. 14 on the location of the “Red Cap” building in Mathiston on Highway 82 west.

The festival will begin at 6:30 a.m. for pre-race day registration and 7 for preregistration with the inaugural 5K run beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Red Cap. The racecourse will cross through historic downtown Mathiston. The festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities will include arts, crafts, southern muscadine product cooking contest, live music and much more.

The festival has been recognized as a fundraiser for the Mathiston Veterans Monument by the Mathiston Economic Development and Support Council.

The Mathiston Veterans Monument is in the process of construction, and is designed to recognize 18 men who made the ultimate sacrifice for our town and our country to protect our freedom.

Applications for the arts and crafts vendors and the 5K run may be picked up at City Hall. Registration is by mail or you may pick up and drop forms at the Mathiston City Hall. Fees must be paid in advance, and no refunds are possible. The show will be held rain or shine.

Gospel singing

The Civic League of Mathiston will be having a gospel singing Sept. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. in the town’s park.

Anyone who would like to have a slot should contact Beverly Brown at (662) 295-5147. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Civic League invites people to come out for a night of good gospel singing and not to forget to bring their lawn chairs.

Eupora Arts

Inc. meeting

Eupora Arts Inc. is excited about closing out its Mississippi Arts Commission grant, starting new programs and planning events for the upcoming year.

The organization wants to support the public’s ideas and bring new outreach opportunities to the arts community.

Eupora Arts Inc. will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the BLY Fine Arts Center. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Stephanie Stewart at 552-0651 or

Black-eyed Pea

Festival Oct. 19

The Black-eyed Pea Festival in Mantee will be Oct. 19. All vendors are welcome, including food vendors. For more information call Marie at 552-2625.

• 5K run/walk and 1-mile run, call Gabby at 552-4229.

• Black-eyed pea cookers (no fee), call Glenda at 448-4644.

• Car show, call Mark at 312-8930.

Bring your chair and come enjoy the music.

Maben Public

Library storytime

Maben Public Library will have storytime Friday at 10 a.m. featuring many fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited.

Mathiston Library

story hour

The Mathiston Public Library has story hour and activities for children of all ages every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Webster County

Library storytime

Storytime at Webster County Public Library is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend. For more information call 258-7515.

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.