Calendar of Events

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


Awareness Day

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club invites everyone to its Military Awareness Day at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. MSU’s Col. Ken McRae and the staff of ABS Tax Service will collaborate with this program. It will be held in the West Oktibbeha County High School cafeteria. Door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be served.

Angel Tree

program signup

Webster County registration for The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will be Oct. 24 and 25.

Registration will be from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Webster County DHS office, 53 Government Ave., Eupora.

Please have this information with you at registration: parent or legal guardian’s state ID, each child’s birth certificate, proof of income and expense. Please make sure all information is current and correct. Children 12 years old and under are eligible

Seeking parental


“The first step toward change in our education system is the increased involvement of parents and other concerned adults . Improvement cannot and will not happen without parents as partners. Greater involvement, collaboration and interaction among parents, students, and schools will fuel the transformation of American education. It all begins with the choice for something better. We must all act on the choice.” — Joan Kuersten, “Parents as Partners”

All parents are invited to participate in a come-and-go information session. School personnel will be available to answer questions and disseminate brochures on Oct. 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Webster County District office, which is located at 95 Clark Ave., Eupora.

Handouts will be available concerning federal programs and special education programs that are provided in the Webster County School District. A suggestion box will be available.

Pumpkin Painting

Contest Oct. 31

Eupora Arts Inc. is sponsoring a Pumpkin Painting Contest.

The contest will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the BLY Fine Arts Center downtown on North Dunn. Pumpkins are available for $5. Call 258-6405 for more information.

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.

Baby Brantley

Benefit Nov. 2

A benefit for baby Brantley Blessike will be Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. until at the Woodmen of the World lodge in Eupora. All proceeds will go to his medical expenses.

Brantley was born Aug. 24 to Brandi and Barry Blessike. At 3 days old, Brantley’s blood glucose dropped, which caused a stroke and brain damage. He was sent to UMC where he stayed in the PICU for seven days. There is still no diagnosis. All that is known is that he has a rare genetic disorder. He is still undergoing tests to figure out the cause of his severe glucose problem.

The benefit will feature live music, a cakewalk, auction at 2 p.m. and inflatables for children. Lunch plates are $5 and will include a choice of hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue.

“Pray for Brantley” T-shirts are available by contacting Kelly Koerber at 662-418-7096 or can be ordered at Donations can be made for the Brantley Blessike Benefit at the Bank of Kilmichael.

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.