NARFE to MEET The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Thursday, April 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 12 East in Starkville. The guest speaker will be Lynn Phillips-Gaines, a local financial planner. She will be speaking on the “Bridges Out of Poverty” program which she was instrumental in bringing to Starkville. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. Attendees may start arriving at 11 a.m. All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend. 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. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 5th Sunday Night Singing April 29 Providence Baptist Church invites everyone to their 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the singing. Bro. Randle Poss, pastor. VFW meeting May 1 The VFW will meet May 1 at 6 p.m. at The Mug in Ackerman. Medical Foundation annual meeting May 3 The Choctaw County Medical Foundation Annual Meeting will be Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to vote for positions on the Foundation Board of Directors. Refreshments will be served. Dues for current members and new members are $25 per individual. Dues can be sent to: Choctaw County Medical Foundation, P.O. Box 860, Ackerman, MS 39735. Dentistry From The Heart May 4, 8 a.m. Dr. David Mitchell and staff will be hosting their 5th annual Dentistry From The Heart event on May 4 at 8 a.m. This is a day that Dr. Mitchell and his staff can give back to the community by doing FREE dental x-rays, exams, extractions, fillings, and cleanings for those who can’t afford dental services. Limited to the first 150 patients age 18 or older. For more information call 662-285-9244. Clear Springs/ Double Springs Memorial May 5 The Clear Springs/Double Springs Memorial will be held May 5 at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Gene O’Brian will deliver the message. A potluck meal will b shared at noon. Afternoon singing begins at 1 p.m. and will be led by Howard Cooper. The church is located on Maben Sturgis Road. 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. Talent Show at WAC May 5 Weir Attendance Center will be hosting a Talent Show on Friday, May 11 at 6 PM. There will be a catfish and chicken dinner from 4:30-6:30 PM. Dinners are $7 and admittance is $2. All proceeds go toward purchasing music and sound equipment for the school music program. Greensboro Historical Marker dedication May 12 Old Choctaw County Chapter, NSDAR, cordially invites everyone to a dedication ceremony for a historical marker at Greensboro, the first county seat of the original Choctaw County, thus giving our chapter it’s name. The town of Greensboro disappeared long ago leaving behind a cemetery and colorful history to mark its passing. The ceremony will be held at the newly constructed Chapel at Greensboro Cemetery on Saturday, May 12 at 1:30 pm. French Camp Pioneer Day May 12 Features square dancing, artists, craft demonstrators, pony rides, crosscut saw competition, petting zoo, self-guided boardwalk tours, and door prizes. Bluegrass concert at 1:30 with Southern Flair, The Russell Burton Family, Uncle Pug’s Bluegrass Band, and special guest, Alan Sibley. WAC Spring Concert May 14 Weir Attendance Center will be having a Spring Concert on Monday, May 14 at 6 PM. Admittance is $2. All proceeds go toward purchasing music and sound equipment for the school music program. 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. 5th Sunday Singing April 29 Maben Church of God (3965 Crowley Dr./Sturgis Maben Rd., Maben) invites everyone to their 5th Sunday Singing on April 29. Southern Heritage of Philadelphia will sing at 11 AM with Bro. Kerry Collins bringing the message at noon. A CHURCH WIDE pot luck will take place afterwards. Please come and worship with us. National Day of Prayer May 3 The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 3rd at noon, at the Choctaw County Courthouse to pray for our nation and leaders. Everyone is invited to attend. Farmers Market to kick off June 9th at JuneFest Registration deadline May 21 The newly organized Choctaw County Farmers Market will be open Saturday, June 9 at 9 am at JuneFest. The market will offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in a festive atmosphere. After JuneFest, the market will be open 2nd & 4th Fridays from 3 pm-7pm at the walking track on the corner of Main Street and Commerce Street in Ackerman. Dates are: June 22, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24. At least one vendor will accept EBT cards. There is no fee to sell fruits and/or vegetables. For an application, contact Juli Hughes at the Choctaw County Extension Office in the Courthouse Annex (285-6337) or email email@example.com. Applications are due by May 21. Fishing Rodeo May 5 The Kids & Kats Rodeo at Legion State Park will be held May 5. Free to kids 14 and under when accompanied by an adult. Registration begins at 7 am. Kids bring your own fishing gear, bait, and cooler. Names will be drawn for prizes. Refreshments will be served. Winston NAACP Banquet set April 28 Winston County Branch of the NAACP will host its 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Quindola Crowley Miller from Seattle, Washington. The banquet will be held at Lake Tiak O’Khata, Pine Ridge Lodge, Louisville. For additional information contact: Renee Hampton 662-435-4512 Charles Hampton, 662-803-0635 or Letitia Jackson, 662-803-2956. Winston County Red Hills Fest The 32nd Annual Red Hills Fest in downtown Louisville is set for May 25,26. Car Show, Fun Run, vendors and much more.