Calendar of Events

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

‘Blast from

the Past’

The Gore Springs Community Center on Highway 8 will present a “Blast from the Past” at 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

Performing will be Mike Hyde, Mack Allen Smith, Richard McLaughlin, Bub Long, J.D. Long, Steve Long, Ricky Parker, Tyanne Newsom and Yvonne Threadgill. The emcee will be Joe Max Blakely. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Gospel singing

A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Stewart fire station featuring New Destiny, Hearts Desire, David McMillian and the William Springs Church of God group.

This will be the last singing for this year at the Stewart Fire Department. A love offering will be received for the groups singing. Call Angie at 662-418-6454 for more information.

Quick Bites

The Quick Bites program “What’s for Lunch? Back in the Routine But Out of the Rut!” will be Sept. 26 at the Webster County Extension Office from noon-1 pm. Bring your lunch and join us. Please call 258-3971 to register for each.

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.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers class is held on Thursday nights at 5:30 at NMMC-Eupora in the Education Room. A new session begins Sept. 26.

For more information contact the Education Department at NMMC-Eupora or Weight Watchers leader Delora Holcomb (256-0280,

School system employees may contact Amy Thomas at the state Department of Education at 1-800-289-8446 and receive a voucher to decrease the cost.

Tomnolen FD


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.

Temple speaking

in Ackerman

Mississippi author Merle Temple will discuss his new book, “A Ghostly Shade of Pale,” at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.

Sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Choctaw County Library, the Yarn Spinners Book Club invites the public to read the book, and then come together to share thoughts and ideas.

The first captain in the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Temple has penned a fiction story based on events that happened in his own career. The diverse elements of a Southern Gothic nightmare converge and occupy the same stage.

A reception to meet the author, light snacks and book signing will follow the discussion. Call the Choctaw County Extension Office with questions, 285-6337.

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.

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 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.