Calendar of events

Boston butt fundraiser

Eupora Lodge #423 will be having a fundraiser selling Boston butts to be picked up at the lodge building on April 18.

Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from any of the Eupora Lodge members at the cost of $25 each. You may also call to place your order in case you can’t get in touch with a member.

Final date for purchase will be April 11. To place your order by phone, call Ted Wilson at 258-2064 or 552-0446, Gerald Gary at 258-6025 or 552-0050, Jimmy Rogers at 258-4359 and Lacy Dean at 258-7919 or 744-0556.

We are selling only 60 tickets: so don’t delay call today to be sure you get yours ordered.

Young at Heart Dance

A Young at Heart Dance will be April 11 from 7-10 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex Activities Building, 505 Lynn Lane.

This event is hosted by the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department on the second and fourth Friday nights. Music is provided by Bill Davis’ Music 4 U. Come and dance to the hits of the ‘60s to present: classic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and even some big band-style music.

Admission is $5 per person, which includes soft drinks, coffee and light snacks. No smoking or alcohol. Bring some friends, meet new friends and enjoy the fun; door prizes and a family atmosphere. Call 312-9108 or 323-1075 for more information.

Easter egg hunt

The Civic League of Mathiston is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. April 12 in Mathiston Park.

The Easter rabbit will be visiting the children so please bring your camera for pictures. The hunt will be for children through age 12, with two age groups dividing the younger ones from the older ones. If it is raining at the time of the hunt, it will be canceled.

Gospel singing

The Trailsmen, Gospel Echoes, Tracemen Quartet and the Castles will perform at the Gore Springs Community Center at 6 p.m. April 12. Admission is $5.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library meets at Webster County Library on April 14 at 11:30 a.m. Speaker will be Dr. Joyce Yates, author of “Heaven, Can I Go?” Light lunch available.

Young retirement celebration

Join us in honoring Heidi Young for her 28 years of service and dedication as business manager with Webster County Schools.

Young is retiring April 30, and although she will be greatly missed, we wish her continued success. Her retirement celebration will be April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Webster County Schools superintendent’s office.

Couponing 101

“Couponing 101” will be offered at 5 p.m. April 21 at the Eupora Depot.

Would you like to start couponing, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you the basics, couponing language, how to use your coupons, organization and where to find coupons.

There is no charge for this workshop. If you would like to attend, call the Extension Office at 258-3971 by April 17.

Relay for Life salad luncheon

A Relay for Life salad luncheon will be April 18 from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Suggested donation is $10. Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained from a First Baptist Relay for Life team member. For takeout orders call the church office at 258-3491.

EES plans kindergarten tour

Students who will be entering Eupora Elementary School kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year are invited for a tour of the school on April 23 at 10 a.m.

Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria, tour the school, meet the kindergarten teachers and receive a packet for registration. Registration will then take place during the summer. Any questions, please call 258-6735.

Canning workshop

A canning workshop will be from 2-5 p.m. April 28 at the Eupora Community Center.

This is a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of canning vegetables and fruits. There is no charge.

To attend the workshop, call the Extension office at 258-3971 by April 23. Only six slots are available, so act fast.

EWES kindergarten pre-registration

East Webster Elementary School in Mathiston will have kindergarten pre-registration April 23-24 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the school library.

Parents/legal guardians must provide these items:

  • Child’s Original Certified Birth Certificate (long form only)
  • Child’s Social Security Card
  • Child’s Complete Immunization (shot) Record (original)
  • Three Proofs of Residency in Webster County. To see the residency checklist go to

You will have to provide residency again in August with utility bills dated in June or July. All residency items must reflect the name of the parent/legal guardian. Only 911 addresses will be accepted on residency items (no P.O. box).

Call 263-8373 (EWES) if you have any questions.

Pollinator workshop

MSU Extension Service Apiculturist Dr. Jeff Harris will discuss “Plants for Pollinators” on April 26 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Mississippi State Trial Gardens on the North Farm Campus.

This informative session will include information about selecting the right plants to attract pollinators, what to do if you have a bee hive on your property in addition to many other benefits of pollinators. RSVP by April 24 by emailing or calling 325-1682.

EHS Merit-Awards Banquet

The Eupora High School Merit-Awards Banquet will be April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Any organization wishing to make a presentation at the banquet needs to contact the school at 258-4041 as soon as possible.

‘Gridiron Gold’ DVD available

Orders are being taken locally for “Mississippi Gridiron Gold,” a documentary that sheds light on the impact of high school football in the Magnolia State.

Eupora High School head coach Junior Graham is one of the coaches featured in the film, along with former EHS coach Lance Pogue.

The film is available on DVD for $15 and Blu-Ray for $25. To order a copy, call Graham at EHS at 258-4041.

City testing storm sirens

The city of Eupora is testing its severe weather sirens each Saturday at noon through the month of April unless severe weather threatens. The duration of the tests will be approximately two-three minutes.

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

Maben FBC Seder Meal

First Baptist Church Maben is hosting a presentation of the Passover Seder Meal on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Space is limited to free reservations only. Call 263-8377 to reserve a place by April 10.

Mt. Zion hosting ‘Walk with Jesus’

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be hosting a “Walk with Jesus” Easter event for the whole family from 10 a.m.-noon April 12.

Experience a walk-through from the time Jesus headed into Jerusalem’s gates until he ascended into the heavens. Come enjoy time together and explore Jesus’ love in a deep and impactful way. The church will have food and fellowship after the walk-through.

Find Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Facebook or call 552-1426 for directions and more information.

Crossroads Cemetery Association meeting

The annual public meeting of the Crossroads Cemetery Association will be held at Crossroads Baptist Church (Webster County) at 3 p.m. April 13. Officers and directors will be elected and other business will be addressed.

Discipleship Conference

The Webster County Baptist Association will hold its final Discipleship Conference at 7 p.m. April 13 at First Baptist Church of Eupora with Dr. David Hamilton of West Heights Baptist Church of Pontotoc discussing multiplication.

Salem UMC

A bluegrass gospel concert featuring Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers will be April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church near Weir. A love offering will be received. For more information call 258-2334.

Fellowship Baptist

Fellowship Baptist Church in Bellefontaine will have a communitywide Easter egg hunt April 19 at 11 a.m.

National Day of Prayer

The Starkville observance of the National Day of Prayer will be noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The event is open to the public and church groups are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Gwen Sisson at 258-3491.

Montevista Baptist

Memorial services will be held at Montevista Baptist Church in Webster County on May 4. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rob Faulk bringing the message. Special music will be provided by the Faulk sisters.