Calendar of Events

Quick Bites

These Quick Bite programs are being held at the Webster County Extension Office from noon-1 pm. Bring your lunch and join us. Please call 258-3971 to register for each.

Sept. 12, Composting for Your Home & Garden, Dr. Bill Evans, MSU Truck Experiment Station, will answer the questions…What’s in your dirt? Does your soil need a boost or a little conditioner to make your plants flourish? He shares why and how to create the best compost to build up your soil.

Sept. 26, What’s for Lunch? Back in the Routine But Out of the Rut! Mandy Conrad, MSU health and wellness educator, will help you look at easy and healthy options to start your day and to pack for lunch to keep you going through that mid-afternoon crash. If you have been too busy to stop and get a better nutrition plan in place, this program will give you ideas to help you get started.

Mathiston 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 music jamboree

A gospel music jamboree will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5.

It will feature Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes of Brandon, Voices of Faith of Leflore, the Cuomo Sisters of Vaiden, Doran Henry of West Point and Richard McLaughlin of Grenada.

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.

Diabetes Support

Group meeting

The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the SuperValu grocery store for a lesson on grocery shopping for diabetics. For more information, call Velma McKinney at 258-9306 or education director Stephanie McIlwain, RN, BSN, at 258-9311.

Diabetes class

The Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Program at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will be offered Sept. 18 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call Velma McKinney at 258-9306 or education director Stephanie McIlwain, RN, BSN, at 258-9311.

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 stephanie@belindastewartarchitects.com.

Tomnolen FD

fundraiser

The Tomnolen Fire Department will have a fundraiser Sept. 28 starting at 5 p.m.

Hamburger and hotdog plates will be for sale. Chances to twin a Remington 870 2-inch Magnum with synthetic stock will be sold. The drawing will be held the same day.

Eupora Medical

Clinic to host

Pink Lemonade Day

Eupora Medical Clinic will host Pink Lemonade Day for Breast Cancer Awareness from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 3.

Representatives from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Breast Care Center will share information about how to prevent or detect breast cancer in the earliest, most curable stages. In addition, clinic staff will offer free pink mini-manicures. Participants may drop by at their convenience; no appointment is necessary.

The event is sponsored by Drs. David Booth, Charles Ozborn and Christy Vowell. For more information on Pink Lemonade Day for Breast Cancer Awareness, call 258-7200. Eupora Medical Clinic is located at 1301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Baseball fundraiser

The Eupora baseball team is preselling rotisserie chicken dinner plates for Oct. 4. The dinner includes half of a rotisserie chicken, slaw and baked beans.

The cost of the dinner is $10 and can be picked up on Oct. 4 at the Eupora High School cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any high school baseball player or at the high school office.

All proceeds will be used to complete the construction of the baseball field house.

Miss and Mister

Mathiston All

Crown Pageant

The Civic League of Mathiston has planned its annual beauty pageant, Miss and Mister Mathiston All Crown Pageant, for Oct. 12.

The pageant will begin at 2 p.m. with the doors opening at noon and it will be held in Bennett Auditorium at Wood College

The attire is formal wear and is from ages 0 up. The pageant will have 10 age divisions and everyone receives a crown (boys receive a gift comparable in price).

The entry fee is $35 and includes all side events except Most Photogenic. Good-luck tickets are included to offset the entry fee if desired. Contestants do not have to live in Mathiston/Webster County to participate.

To request the paperwork or have other questions, call Betty Jeffcoats at 662-312-8724 or email ashabbychic@yahoo.com. One can also like the Mathiston Civic League on Facebook.

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.

Christmas Market

Save the date: Eupora’s Christmas Market will be Dec. 7 in downtown Eupora. Get your vendor applications in today!

You make plans to join us … and make sure your crafty friends have a booth! Like our Facebook page to receive the latest updates.

For more information, contact Christmas Market Director Stephanie Stewart at 258-6452.

Maben Public

Library storytime

Maben Public Library has storytime every 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.