Calendar of Events & Church News

‘After 5

at the BLY’

Eupora Arts will host “After 5 at the BLY” at 5 p.m. Jan. 30.

This will be a meet-and-greet hour to mingle and discuss current art trends, happenings and future Eupora Arts events. Come join and enjoy refreshments.

Community education meeting

A community education meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at West Oktibbeha County High School in Maben.

Parents , community, teachers and students are welcome to attend. Items to be discussed include Common Core, charter schools and school consolidation, among others. For more information contact Cherraye Oats at 258-4855.

Benefit for

Buford family

Maben Church of God is hosting a benefit for the Randall Buford family Feb. 1. Bro. Randall, who was a member of Maben Church of God and a deacon, died Jan. 20 after a lengthy illness.

A spaghetti supper will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for $7 a plate, dine-in or takeout. Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes will be singing at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Drive.

Benefit for

Union Fire Dept.

A benefit for the Union Fire Department will be Feb. 1 from 5 p.m. until.

Brunswick stew will be available for $7 all you can eat or for $20 a gallon (bring your own jug). Children 6 and under eat free.

Members are also selling chances on a $100 bill to be given away that night: $2 for one or $5 for three.

The benefit will include a cakewalk and entertainment by Tom Booth.

Retired Teachers

meeting Feb. 5

The Webster, Oktibbeha and Choctaw Chapter of Retired Teachers will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Mathiston Public Library.

James Mason will present information concerning Common Core school standards. Judy Clanton will be in charge of the devotional. Please make plans to attend.

Fruit, Vegetable

Producers Con-

ference, Trade Show

The Northeast Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Producers Association Annual Conference & Trade Show will be Feb. 6 and 7 in Verona at the Lee County Agri-Center in the Magnolia Building.

Call the Webster County Extension office at 258-3971 for registration information.

Choctaw County 1st Responders Dinner

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 28 at the Community Center in Ackerman.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are Chamber members – $10; Friends of the Chamber – $15; children 5-11 – $5; children 5 and under – free. Tickets are available at the chamber office, located on 55 E. Quinn St. and deadline to purchase a ticket is Feb. 7. For more information contact the chamber office at 662-285-3778 or

Basic beekeeping

workshop Feb. 13

Come learn the basics of beekeeping at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Eupora Depot.

Dr. Jeffery W. Harris, MSU Entomology Department, will present the program. There is no fee and the workshop is open to the public.

For more information and to register, call the Webster County Extension Office at 258-3971.

Farm Toy Show

The 13th Annual Mississippi Farm Toy Show will be Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 15 from 8 a.m-2 p.m. at the Mississippi Horse Park

Come to buy/sell/ trade or visit with other farm toy collectors. Free admission. For more information, table reservations or to help sponsor call Mitch at 662-769-3107 or Greg at 662-418-9101.

Mathiston Library

story hour

The Mathiston Public Library has story hour and activities for children of all ages every Tuesday 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.

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.

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


Temple COGIC

Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ will have revival Feb. 4-7 at 7 p.m. Elder Michael Goings from Shammach COGIC, Tupelo, will be the speaker. The church is located at McBride Quarters in Maben.

Prayer Breakfast

The monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast is set for 6:45 a.m. Feb. 5 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Eupora. Men from throughout the community are invited to attend. For more information about FBC Eupora, go to



First Baptist Church of Eupora will host LifeLine Screening on Feb. 6.

Stroke is a leading cause of death, affecting more than 750,000 people each year. Every 45 seconds in America, someone suffers a stroke and every three minutes, someone dies from one.

One must sign up by calling the special Helping Hands registration number, 1-800-324-9458,or visit the Helping Hands website to register at Everyone must register in advance for this service.

Walthall Baptist

deer supper

Walthall Baptist Church will have its annual grilled chicken and deer supper Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Carryout plates will be available at 4:30. Deer, grilled chicken, quail, chicken livers, fried green tomatoes, desserts and other side items will be served. This year all donations will go to retire the note on the sanctuary.

Pleasant Hill

The Rev. Billy Robinson and Pleasant Hill M.B. Church will host the annual Black Heritage Awareness Program at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

The theme will be “The Dreams of Yesterday, the Realities of Today and the Hope of Tomorrow.” The speaker will be Brother Kelvin Winbush of Haven United Methodist Church.

D-NOW retreat

Students from throughout Webster County are encouraged to sign up for this year’s D-NOW weekend retreat set for Feb. 14-16 at First Baptist Church of Mathiston. Disciple Now Weekend is a weekend retreat for a youth group.

Registration fee is $40 per student. Sign up today with the youth/students minister of a Webster County Baptist church or call FBC Eupora at 258-3491 to be part of the fun.

JOY Club

February’s JOY Club potluck lunch is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information on JOY Club, go to