Calendar of Events

Pictures with Santa

The Mathiston Civic League will host “Pictures with Santa” from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 23.

Pictures will be made at the Mathiston Public Library and the cost is $5 per printed picture. Also, children are asked to bring their Letters to Santa. A special mailbox is inside the library to send letters to the North Pole.

Country jubilee

Gore Springs Community Center will host a country music jubilee at 6 p.m. Nov. 23. Admission is $5.

Performing will be Good Times Express, Valley Echoes, Doran Henry and Richard McLaughlin.

100th birthday

party set for

Margie Ellington

Margie Ellington, formerly of the Sapa community, will be celebrating her 100th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Graceland Center Nursing Home in Oxford. No gifts but cards please. She has a collection dating back to the 1930s.

Shine a Light on

Lung Cancer Vigil

Residents of Webster County will host a vigil locally as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer and reduce the stigma associated with the disease.

On Nov. 24 Webster County will join 125 communities across the country in hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance. The vigil will begin at 2 p.m. at the Mathiston Public Library, 298 Scott Ave.

Lighting of

Mathiston Park

Lighting of the Park will be Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Mathiston Park. The event will include Christmas karaoke, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Everyone is invited and churches are encouraged to participate.

The program is being presented by the Mathiston Civic League; contact Betty Jeffcoats at 312-8724 for further information.

Mesh Wreath

Making Workshop

The time for preparing and decorating our homes for the holiday season is quickly approaching.

Let Webster County Extension help you with your decorating needs. Join us at the Depot for a Mesh Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend call the Extension Office (258-3971) by Nov. 29.

The workshop will cost $10 and that will cover the mesh and wire wreath. There are only 10 slots, so act fast.

Ackerman

Christmas Parade

The theme for Ackerman Christmas Parade will be “Christmas Blessings — Unity in the Community.” The parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Call 285-6251 for more information.

Maben

Christmas Parade

Maben Christmas Parade 2013 will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street. The theme is “Christmas: A Season to Serve.”

This year’s theme reminds us that serving others is the purpose of the holiday. This year we honor all servicemen and women by having them showcased in the parade, including military, police, firemen and EMTs. Santa will be giving out candy and taking pictures — all free.

Those wishing to participate in the parade by floats, horses, antique vehicles, groups or bands should contact Maben City Hall at 263-4212.

The parade is sponsored by the Greater Maben Chamber of Commerce.

Band Boosters’

Christmas

Market Raffle

The Eupora Band Boosters’ annual Christmas Market Raffle will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Eupora Christmas Market.

Only 325 tickets are available and are $20 each. The last ticket drawn wins $3,000 provided all tickets are sold. On every 25th ticket drawn, that ticket holder will get their money back.

The holders of the last two tickets left in the barrel will have the option of splitting the winnings, provided both parties agree. One does not need to be present to win, however, a ticket stub holder or the ticket stub must be present to claim consolation prizes.

Ticket holders must be able to be contacted on day of drawing in order to get permission to split, otherwise, the last ticket in barrel wins.

Contact Chad Hawkins at 258-8446 or any band parent to purchase tickets. “As always, thanks for your support of the Pride of Eupora Band program.”

Eupora

Christmas Parade

The Eupora Christmas Parade will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 7. The theme is “A Candy Christmas.”

Forms are available at The Webster Progress-Times office (58 N. Dunn St., 258-7532) and at City Hall or from any member of the Eupora Rotary Club. Forms must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Mantee

Christmas Parade

The Mantee Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The parade has no specific theme this year other than “Christmas” and entry is free.

Parade entries must be at the lineup locations by 4:30 p.m. Walkers and classic cars will line up at Mantee Baptist Church. Floats and other vehicles will line up in the area at the intersection of Old Dancy and Mantee roads.

The annual chili supper will follow at the Mantee Fire Department, and awards for best floats and classic cars will be announced.

For more information, contact Connie Jennings at 263-7593, Pam Kelly at 263-7338, or David Brand at 769-0867.

Mathiston

Christmas Parade

The Mathiston Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The theme is “A Christmas to Remember.”

For more information, call City Hall at 263-4898 or Betty Jeffcoats at 312-8724.

EHS Class of

1984 reunion

Anyone interested in information on a class reunion being held the summer of 2014 for the classmates that graduated from Eupora High School (or would have graduated) in 1984 or years preceding is asked to contact Laura Morgan at 601-594-2684 or lmorgan61766@gmail.com.

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.

Church News

Operation

Christmas Child

Mathiston First Baptist Church is the dropoff center for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Collection week is under way through Nov. 24: Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

New Pleasant

Spring M.B.

New Pleasant Spring M.B. Church will have a youth program at 3 p.m. Nov. 24. All church youth are invited to be a part of the program and render an A/B selection. The church is located at 4415 Hwy. 82, Kilmichael.

Community Thanks-

giving Worship

First Baptist Church and Eupora’s First United Methodist Church will host their annual Community Thanksgiving Worship event at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at First UMC. Bro. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora will share the message. The public is invited to attend.

Christmas Gala

World Harvest Outreach Ministries will be hosting a Christmas Gala, “Celebrating the Birth of Christ,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. This will be a candlelight service with holiday music and dance by World Harvest Praise Team and Ensemble.

Special guests will include the EHS Brass Quintet, the Long Triplets, Garrett Oswalt, Arey Wilson and more. Communion will also be observed. The church is located at 14025 MS Hwy. 82 E., Eupora. For more information call the church office at 662-744-5240.

Prayer Breakfast

The monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast is set for 6:45 a.m. Dec. 4 in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The breakfast is open to men throughout the community. For more information about First Baptist Church of Eupora, go to www.fbceupora.com.