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Hospital calls all ministers for luncheon Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw invites all area ministers to a luncheon in their honor on April 16 at 11 a.m. at the hospital. “The luncheon’s purpose is to build a partnership between area churches and our staff,” said Vaughan Hill, community educator. Administration and staff from the hospital and nursing home will be on hand to discuss available services and upcoming events. Please call Vaughan Hill at 662.285.1959 to ask questions and please RSVP, as well. Grant Writing Workshop April 17 As part of our Turning the Tide on Poverty project, a grant writing workshop will be held Tuesday, April 17 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Broken Wings Ministries. Workshop will be conducted by Rachel Welborn, Program Manager of the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University. There is no charge, but pre- registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the MSU Extension Service at 285-6337 or email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu. Hebron Community Center Interest Meeting April 28 As part of our Turning the Tide on Poverty project, the youth action team is working toward the possibility of establishing a community center in the Hebron Community. Anyone interested in learning more about development a community center is invited to attend an interest meeting on Saturday, April 28 at 10 AM at the Old Discount Food Store building located at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hester Road. For more information, contact Bob Barrentine at 287-4019. Home Insect Control April 12 Thursday, April 12 at Noon-1 pm at the Choctaw County Extension Office Presenter: Dr. Blake Layton, Extension Entomologist Do you have any unwanted guests lurking in your home? Dr. Layton will help identify insects and share information on controlling the critters in and around your home. Feel free to bring your lunch. There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337. Mental Health Awareness Day April 12 Mental Health Awareness Day – The public is encouraged to join the staff of Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw Outpatient Behavioral Health program for an educational lunch and learn on April 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Pioneer Family Medical of Weir Clinic. This Medicare program is designed for seniors that may be suffering from depression, grief or psychiatric issues and is medically supervised. These staff members will be available to provide free and confidential mental health assessments, answer questions related to their program and schedule referrals to the program. Family members that may recognize differences in a loved ones mood or behavior should plan on attending to receive helpful information. Lunch will be provided. Call 662.285.1961 for more information Ladies Conference April 13 Providence Baptist Church invites ladies to their 6th Annual Ladies Conference on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Providence Baptist Church is located on Hwy. 415 in Choctaw County. Guest speaker will be Tracey Stone of Hamilton Ohio. She is the wife of former MLB player Ricky Stone and the mother of two. She and her husband are both cancer survivors and strong Christians who even in the most difficult times, continue to praise God. Music will be led by Nicole Oswalt. Come join us for a night of music, worship and fun. Refreshments and door prizes will follow in the church fellowship fall. Nursery will be provided. Pre-Musical and Revival April 15-18 Starkville District #12 Church Of God in Christ is a hosting Pre- Musical on Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. A three night Revival will be held April 16-18 at 7 p.m. nightly with Superintendent Joseph Hawkins as speaker. The Revival will convene At Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ. Join us for special spoken word from the Lord. Come and Be Revived, Renewed, Restored, & Rebirth. For more information contact our office at 662-323-5119. Minister’s Luncheon at Hospital April 16 All ministers from Choctaw and the surrounding counties are invited to a luncheon in their honor on Monday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw, IOP Meeting room. Administration and staff from the hospital will be on hand to discuss hospital programs and upcoming events. Please call Vaughan Hill at 662.285.1959 to ask questions and please RSVP, as well. Hydrangeas April 19 Thursday, April 19 at Noon-1 pm at the Choctaw County Extension Office Presenter: Dr. Wayne Wells Everything you ever wanted to know about growing hydrangeas. Feel free to bring your lunch. There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337. Hospital Meet and Greet April 20 Everyone is asked to come by and meet the staff and administration of Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw on Friday, April 20 from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. A presentation highlighting the hospital and its services will begin at 3 PM, followed by a question and answer session. New hospital administrator, Lauren Williams, will be on hand to answer questions related to the construction of the new medical office building, hospital and the future of healthcare in Choctaw County. Refreshments will be provided. Please call Vaughan Hill at 662.285.1959 if you have any questions. St. Jude Walk April 21 Choctaw County residents will team up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in the fight against childhood cancer. The St. Jude Walk will be held April 21 at the walking track in downtown Ackerman, beginning at 10 a.m. You can learn more about how to participate, donate and more by contacting Christy Harrill at 662-285-3010 or at glutenfreebaby@gmail.com. You can pick up a participant packet at Ackerman Discount Drugs or The Frugal Pantry. You can mail donations made out to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Christy Harrill 745 Collier Road, Ackerman, MS 39735 or bring donations to the event on April 21. Providence Baptist Memorial Services March 22 Providence Baptist Church will hold its Annual Memorial Services on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Roy Hawkins, Choctaw County Association director of Missions. Rev. Randle Poss is pastor. Lunch will be at noon with singing in the afternoon. Come worship and fellowship with family and friends. Roses in Full Bloom April 26 Thursday, April 26 at 12:00-1:00pm at the Choctaw County Extension Office Presenter: Dr. Pam Collins, Plant and Soil Sciences Wedding season is here and the Rose Garden is in full bloom. Dr. Collins will share tips on planting and caring for your rose bushes so that you can be the envy of the neighborhood with beautiful roses in your yard. Feel free to bring your lunch. There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337. Weir High School Alumni Meeting April 28 The annual Weir High School Alumni meeting will be Saturday, April 28, at Weir Attendance Center. The registration will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 10:45 a.m. in the school auditorium. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:45. You must have a ticket reserved by April 22, to be assured a noon meal. For more information contact Glenda Whittington at 662-387-4757. All former students, teachers, administrators, and friends are invited to attend. Ackerman School Reunion April 28 All Ackerman High School former classmates, teachers, coaches, administrators and friends make plans to gather for the 14th annual school reunion on Saturday, April 12. The silent auction begins at noon with the program at 2 p.m. at the Ty Cobb Complex. For more information about the Ackerman School Reunion, visit www.AckermanReunion.com.

Camp of the Rising Son 5k and Open House April 28 The Camp of the Rising Son at French Camp Academy invites everyone to their First Annual Run for the Son 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on April 28. CRS will also hold an Open House featuring camp tours, ropes course tower climbing, horse rides, canoeing, and more. The run begins at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and open house from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds from the race will go to the CRS camper scholarship fund. For more information visit www.campoftherisingson.com or call 662-547-6169 or email: sarah@campoftherisingson.com. Biggers-Trussell Reunion May 6 All family and friends are invited to the Biggers-Trussell Reunion on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. at the old Biggers Home at 4180 Chester- Tomnolen Road, Eupora. Please bring a potluck dish. For more information call 706-464-6870. Full Circle Knitting/Crocheting Group Location: Choctaw County Extension Office Full Circle Knitting/Crocheting group meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m.- Noon. Beginners through experts are invited to attend. Bring your needles and yarn. Want to help out with a community service project, but can’t attend? Contact us at 285-6337 for other ways you can help. Yarn Spinners Book Club Location: Choctaw County Extension Office. Yarn Spinners Book Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM until Noon. For more information, call 285-6337. The Remedy An Easter Cantata of Hope, Healing & Restoration Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Church of God This powerful musical drama will feature a Mass Choir sharing the message in song with choirs from Starkville Church of God; St. Luke Full Gospel Baptist Church& Ackerman Church of God’s Sanctuary Choir. This anointed presentation will include media images, drama & an interpretative Dance Team from the Academy of Performing Arts, Starkville. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West in Ackerman. Call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-4581 for more information. Rev. Greg Chamblee is Pastor.