Calendar of Events

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.

Haunted House

The East Webster High School Drama Club is sponsoring a Haunted House at the Wood College campus in Mathiston.

Remaining dates are 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, and 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Admission is $5; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Autumn Festival

The Civic League of Mathiston is sponsoring the first-ever FunTober Autumn Festival on Oct. 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Mathiston’s town park.

The festival will include a pet costume contest, children’s costume contest, pumpkin-decorating contest, live music, vendors, bake-off competition and hot dog eating contest. Vendor spots are $10 each.

Anyone interested in any of the contests, being a vendor or who would like to sing or play may call Betty at 312-8724.

Community Youth

Fun Day

Come join the fun at Community Youth Fun Day at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Eupora High School gymnasium.

Youth may participate in girls and boys basketball teams for grades 4 and 5, 6-8 and 9-12. Registration will be held at Liberty United Methodist Church from 4-5 p.m. Friday.

Parents/guardians must register participants by Friday. No registrations will be held Saturday.

Pink Ribbon Bowl

Tri-Cities Bowling Association will sponsor the Pink Ribbon Bowl from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Bulldog Lanes, 400 MS Hwy. 12 W., Starkville.

Bring the whole family out for this fundraising event and have fun helping strike out breast cancer. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Event format: bowl three games 9-pin no tap. The entry fee is $10 to be paid day of event. The fundraiser will include a Strike-a-thon,50/50 raffle and door prizes. Tickets are also being sold on chances for a 12-gauge pump shotgun.

For more information, contact Sue White at 662-312-7308 or Tina Noah at 662-684-9952.

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 during Trunk-R-Treat on Main Street. Pumpkins are available for $5. Call 258-6405 for more information.

Fall Festival

The Eupora High School cheerleaders will sponsor a Fall Festival from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 on the EHS practice field.

The festival will include baseball throws, beanbag toss, go fish, inflatable jumpers and other games, candy and prizes, face painting, temporary tattoos, chili and hot dogs.

Come back to the practice field after Trunk-R-Treat on Main Street (6-7 p.m.) for a bonfire and pep rally at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the school office. Tickets will be available at the gate for 50 cents.

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. Donations can be made for the Brantley Blessike Benefit at the Bank of Kilmichael.

Choctaw County

Flea Market

The Choctaw County Flea Market will be Nov. 2 in Ackerman. There is no vendor fee. Applications are available at the Choctaw County Extension office, Broken Wings and Chamber of Commerce office. For information, call flea market chairman Judi Cooper at 285-7593 or the Extension office at 285-6337.

Dott Dodd benefit

A benefit for Dott Dodd will be Nov. 9 at the Tomnolen Fire Department from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

It will include a cakewalk, live music, auction of arts/crafts, jewelry, gift certificates from various businesses and more. Hamburger plates will be available for $5 each. Chances are being sold on a Savage Axis 270 rifle with scope, Gamo Bone Collector air rifle 177 with scope and a 15-inch flatscreen TV.

Anyone wanting to donate items for the auction, a cake for the cakewalk or buy a chance on the items to be raffled may contact Stacie Tollison at 662-312-4135 or Judy Hodges at 662-744-4401.

All proceeds will go to Miss Dott to help with her medical expenses and cancer treatment.

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.