Calendar of Events

NARFE to Meet June 28 The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Thursday, June 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 12 East in Starkville. The guest speaker will be Chip Reynolds who is the Mississippi District Office Staff member for Congressman Greg Harper. Mr. Reynolds has been extremely active in the Mississippi Republican Party and has worked for Senator Trent Lott, Lt. Governor Amy Tuck, Lt. Governor Phil Bryant. He has an extensive background in education and politics. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. All active and retired federal employees and guests are encouraged to attend.

Reform VFD Fundraiser June 30 Reform Volunteer Fire Department invites everyone to their fundraiser on June 30 at 10 a.m.-until.

The VFD will be selling hamburger and hot dog plates that include chips and a drink. Pre-order your “Supporter of Reform Fire Department” t-shirt for $15. Join us at Reform VFD to help raise funds for new equipment. Reform VFD is located at 142 Plainermill Road, just off of Hwy. 15 North in the Reform Community. Homecoming

Service July 1 The family of First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir invites all to fellowship with us as we celebrate our first Homecoming Service on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3p.m. Come and be part of a precious event. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Burkey Thompson, Pastor of Macedonia M.B. Church in Sallis, MS. All are welcome.

VFW meeting July 3 VFW Post 5569 will meet at July 3 at 6 p.m. at The Mug in Ackerman. Summer Reading Program July 5 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

For the first week, on July 5, children will “Light Up the Night with Lantern Tales.” Everyone is invited to bring a flashlight for star gazing and searing. Children will create their own mobile constellations and enjoy a snack of s’mores and kool-aid. They will enjoy the books “Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me,” “The Night is Like an Animal” and “Goodnight Moon.”

Cooper Family Reunion July 7 The Riley L. Bryon Cooper Family Reunion will be held again this year at Dorroh Lake off Hwy. 9 north of Bellefontaine on Saturday, July 7 from 9 am until. Family and friends are invited to attend. Bring a main dish or dessert. The reunion area is air conditioned and the pool will be open. There will be a family history computer and copier on site, so bring family pictures etc. Call 662-552-9737 or 662-552-0402 for more information.

Revival July 8-11 Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County and Pastor Kevin Black invite the public to worship with them in revival July 8-11. The visiting speaker will be the Rev. Jim Rhodes, pastor of Clear Springs Baptist Church.

The Sunday service begins at 6 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.

VBS at New Haven Baptist Church July 8-12 VBS – New Haven Baptist Church. Join us at the INCREDIWORLD AMAZEMENT PARK, July 8 – 12, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Commencement on July 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program July 12 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 12 children will learn about “Things That Go Bump In The Night.” Everyone is invited to bring their favorite bed time stuffed animal (limit one per child). Please bring the animal in a bag where it can be set aside during instructional time.

They will create a monster mask and enjoy dirt and worms and lemonade for snack. Books for this week are “The Great Monster Hunt,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Goodnight Moon.”

NAACP meeting July16, 6 p.m. The NAACP of Choctaw Co. meeting will be held on Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Herman UMC in Ackerman. Please come out and attend our meeting! New members are welcome. The meeting is held on the third Monday of each month.

Summer Reading Program July 19 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

The third week, July 19, everyone will “Cuddle UP With Sandman Stories.” Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pillow (limit one per child). Please bring the pillow in a bag where it can be set aside during instructional time. The children will learn how to make a dream catcher and have cheese and crackers with kool-aid for snack. They will enjoy the books “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” “The Goodnight Sleep Tight Book” and “Goodnight Moon.”

Summer Reading Program July 26 Children are invited to the Summer Reading Program at the Choctaw County Library every Tuesday in July from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. On July 26, the last week of the Summer Reading Program, children will enjoy “Pajamarama: Bedtime Stories.” Everyone is invited to wear pajamas that are age appropriate and appropriate to wear in public.

Children will enjoy creating paper lanterns and milk and cookies as a snack. Books for this day are “The Magic Pillow,” “Llama, Llama Red Pajama” and “Goodnight Moon.”

Ignite Music Workshop July 28 Ackerman Church of God will be hosting a Music Workshop, “Ignite” on Saturday, July 28 9AM-1PM. This workshop will “spark your passion and ignite your church”. This is open to all participants of the church Music & Media Departments. Various topics and sessions will be held including: Vocal techniques, maximizing the volume of your choir and praise teams, praise bands and musicians, worship from a Pastor’s perspective, the worship-leading choir, sound and media in the small to medium churches. The cost is $10/person if you pre-register before Friday, June 29, or you may pay $15/person at the door the day of the conference. A lunch is provided in the cost. Email: karenray.acog@yahoo.com for a pre-registration form or call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-5240. The church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS.

NAACP meeting August 20, 6 p.m. The NAACP of Choctaw Co. meeting will be held on Monday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Herman UMC in Ackerman. Please come out and attend our meeting! New members are welcome. The meeting is held on the third Monday of each month.

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.