Calendar of Events


Health Fair

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora will host a Health Fair at the hospital on Oct. 10 from 3-6 p.m. NMMC-Eupora is located at 70 Medical Plaza.

Free and low-cost health screenings will be offered, including blood pressure checks, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, prostate-specific antigen and bone density and body mass index readings.

A dementia tour will provide participants with a look at what a day in the life of a person with dementia is like.

The Eupora Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses from 3-6 p.m. and encourages the community to respond.

For more information, call 258-6221.

Benefit for

William Crouch

A benefit for William Crouch to help with medical expenses will be Oct. 12 at the Stewart Fire Department. He was hospitalized after being diagnosed with pancreatitis and has had surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Barbecue plates ($7) and hot dog plates ($5) will be on sale starting at noon. An auction will be at 3 p.m. and a cakewalk at 6 p.m. Chances are being sold on $200: one chance for $2 or three for $5.

VFW cakewalk

Joe H. Morehead VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be having a cakewalk on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at the post home located on VFW Road in Eupora. All proceeds will go toward Christmas for Veterans in area nursing homes. All donations are appreciated.

WOW Fall Festival

Fall Festival at Woodmen of the World Lodge 94 will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

It will include jumpers, trunk-a-treat, door prizes and refreshments. “Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship.”

Gospel singing

A gospel music jubilee will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Gore Springs Community Center.

Performers include Servants Quartet from Tennessee, Chosen Road from Tupelo, Souled Out Trio from Sturgis and the Runnels Family from Hollandale. Admission is $5.

Friends of

the Library

The regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Monday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster Public Library in Eupora. Dr. Joe Duncan will be the speaker. A light lunch will be available afterward for a nominal fee. Everyone  is invited to attend.

Health fair

in Ackerman

The annual health fair will be Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Ackerman. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the event. Refreshments will be served.

The health fair is sponsored by Choctaw County Farm Bureau with assistance from MSU Extension Service-Choctaw County and Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw.

For more information, contact Frances Odom at 285-7448.

EHS Homecoming

The theme for Eupora High School’s 2013 Homecoming is “Timeless Tradition.” To honor the traditions that have made EHS the school it is, Eupora High is bringing back some of the traditions of past homecomings.

One of these traditions will be a change in the annual homecoming parade. Once again, all EHS students will be involved in the parade. This year the parade will feature the homecoming maids on floats designed and created by the student body. The homecoming parade, which will take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18, will include all grades, 6-12.

Eupora High band

steak dinners

The Pride of Eupora High School Band is selling tickets for steak dinners. Dinner includes an 8-ounce ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, roll, tea and dessert.

Price is $10 a dinner. Dinners may be picked up from the Eupora High School cafeteria on Homecoming Friday, Oct. 18, from 3-6 p.m. Please see any Eupora band member for tickets or call 258-8446 or 258-7758 ext. 18 for more information. Thank you in advance for your support.

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.

Main Street

Block Party

World Harvest Outreach Ministries will hold a communitywide Block Party on Main Street, Eupora on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m.

It will include inflatable jumpers, food vendors, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and a dunking booth. Special guest entertainment will be Eddie James’ worship team, Excalibur.

Several local businesses on Main Street will also be open to the public. Admission is free, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a night designed for the family.

For more information, contact Chris or Karen Ray at 662-744-5240 or visit the church website at

Benefit for Tammy

Talley Hadley

A benefit for Tammy Talley Hadley, daughter of Denton and Betty Talley, will be Nov. 2 at the Stewart Fire Department on U.S. 82.

Proceeds will be used to cover funeral expenses for Ernest Clifford Hadley III.

The benefit will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hamburger plates will be on sale for $6 and hotdog plates for $5. The benefit will include a cakewalk and auction. Raffle tickets will also be sold on chances for $100 and for a flower/fruit block quilt.

Maben Public

Library story hour

Maben Public Library has story hour 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.