Calendar of Events

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.”

Farmers Market July 13 The Choctaw County Farmers Market will be held Friday, July 13 from 3:00-7:00 pm at the corner of Main and Commerce Streets in Ackerman. Anyone who would like to sell fresh fruits or vegetables should contact Juli Hughes, County Director, at the Choctaw County Extension Office in the Courthouse Annex or call 285-6337, email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu. There is no vendor fee to set up.

Gospel Singing July 14 Gospel Singing at Stewart Fire Dept. Hwy 82 will be held July 14 at 7p.m. The gospel singing will feature The Downs Family, Jennifer and Jessie, and Richard Rabe. Everyone is welcome to join us for a great night of gospel music, food and fellowship. Admission is a love offering for the groups singing. Concessions will be available. For more info call Angie at 662-418-6454.

Revival Services at Salem Independent Methodist Church July 15-18 Revival services will be held at Salem Independent Methodist Church July 15-18. Sunday services will be at 11a.m. and 6p.m. Mon.-Wed. services will be at 7p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Brent Danielson of Lagrange, Michigan. Rev. Jim Reed, pastor and church family invite you to attend every service and be blessed with good gospel singing, preaching, and fellowship.

NAACP meeting July 16, 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.

Grapes & Muscadines for Mississippi July 19 A program on Grapes and Muscadines for Mississippi will be presented via interactive video Thursday, July 19 at noon at the Choctaw County Extension Office. This program is free and open to the public.

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.

South Union Campmeeting July 20-25 Pastor Ed Saunders and the members of South Union United Methodist Church invite you to the 140th Campmeeting at South Union Campground beginning Friday evening, July 20th through Wednesday, July 25th. There are 4 worship services each day – 8:00 & 11:00 am and 3:00 & 7:30 pm. The Camp Meeting preacher is Rev. Raymond Rooney who is pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church of Tupelo. The song leaders are Buddy & Carol Smith and the pianist will is Ms. Janees Garey. For more information, visit the website at www.southunioncampmeeting.org.

McIntire Reunion July 22 The annual McIntire Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 22 at the Chester Community Center. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Come, bring your favorite food and enjoy the day with us.

Tomatoes 101 July 26 Tomatoes 101 will be presented via interactive video Thursday, July 26 at noon at the Choctaw County Extension Office. This program is free and open to the public.

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.”

Back to School Field Day July 28 The Choctaw County High School Alumni Association will sponsor the 4th Annual Back to School Field Day on July 28 at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited to come out and enjoy unlimited fun and lots of games and activities. Free school supplies, books and food will be given away. Parents make sure an adult is with your child to sign the consent form to participate. For more information contact Dr. I.D. Thompson at 601-942-6545, Gladys Ward at 547-6566, Mary Ervin at 285-6742 or Ommie Rachel Ashford at 547-9529.

EHS 50’s reunion July 28 On Saturday July 28 at 2 pm, there will be a 50’s get together at Eupora First Baptist Church Family Life Center to reminisce about old times and to talk about the last 50+ years. This Includes classes of 1950-1959 or even if you didn’t graduate. Bring yourself and spouse or guest and some finger food. Cold drinks will be furnished by the committee. Donations will be received for the expenses. Let everyone who went to EHS anytime in the 50’s know about this. Call 662-258-2431 or 662-552-7726 for more information. P.S. The EHS class of 1957 will then go to the Central Service Grill for their 1957 Class Reunion starting at 5:30pm.

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.

Joyful Noise Quartet in concert August 12 The Joyful Noise Quartet of Ackerman will be in concert at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Bradley, just west of Highway 12, on Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be ice cream after the concert. No admission charge but a love offering will be received.

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.

Heartland pageant The Mississippi Dixie Heartland Pageant will be held on August 4, 2012 from the beautiful Ty Cobb Complex Auditorium at the Ackerman High School. The doors will open at 12:00 noon and the pageant will start at 2:00. This is an all crown beauty pageant with each contestant receiving a beautiful crown – no contestant will leave the stage without a crown. We have age divisions for contestants of all ages. Age groups are Baby Miss 0-15 months, Toddler Miss 16-23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 Years, Little Miss 4-5 Years, Young Miss 6-8 Years, Pre –Teen Miss 9-11 Years, Junior Miss 12-14 Years, Teen Miss 15-17, Miss 18 & Up Single (Never Married or Pregnant) and Ms. (Married, single w/children or Divorced 18 years old and older). Look at Fantabulous Formals page on Facebook for a link to forms, email rhondaprisock@yahoo.com or call/text 662-803-8555 for more information.

George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper family reunion The annual George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper family reunion is to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the recreation hall of Gum Branch Baptist Church. From Louisville take the highway 25 bypass toward Starkville, take a left (north) on the Sturgis/Louisville road. Gum Branch Church is about 8 miles on the right. From Sturgis take the Louisville/Sturgis road south. Gum Branch Church is about six miles on the left. If you are coming by way of Webster or Ackerman, you must know the way and like dirt roads.

George Bell and Sally Mayfield Cooper appear in the 1840 census of Winston County, Mississippi. They had 12 or so children but only the ones that lived to be adults are mentioned here. They and most of their children are buried in the Popular Flat Baptist Church Cemetery.

Patience P. Cooper (August 22, 1824 – November 26, 1877) married to Josiah Hudson MCCULLY on March 13, 1845. Josiah Hudson McCully (August 13, 1813 – October 20, 1895).

Nancy Jane Cooper (born in 1826), married William R. Kellum on September 12, 1844.

Adam Mayfield Cooper (May 26, 1828 – June 27, 1899), married Amanda Coleman (December 6, 1830 –June 11, 1908) daughter of Griffin R. COLEMAN and Susannah Cockrell) on September 29, 1853, in Winston County, Mississippi.

John L. Cooper (1833 -1865), joined Confederate Army in 1862 with Brother Adam, wounded at Franklin, TN in 1864 and died in yankee prison in January or February of 1865.

Mary Ann Cooper (1834 – ) married John H. Prestidge on November 26, 1851.

Sarah L. (Sallie) Cooper (June 26, 1837 – March 13, 1919) married Moses Wylie COLEMAN, son of Griffin R. and Susannah Cockrell Coleman, on April 9, 1868.

Margaret Elizabeth (Rab) Cooper (August 1, 1838 – October 10, 1913), married Joseph S. McCully (September 11, 1839 – March 8, 1921) on July 25, 1868.

Martha Jennie Cooper (June 10, 1839 – April 9, 1903) married George R. Stark, son of James Stark and Lettie E. Rowland, (December 3, 1844 – August 3, 1904) on August 19, 1870.

William J. Cooper was born in 1841 in SC. He died on July 1, 1862, while serving in the Confederate Army.

Francis Caroline Cooper, dwarf ( February 22, 1847 – 1930?) burned to death.

The doors will be open at 10 am, pot luck dinner will be served at one pm. Please bring relatives, friends, items of interest.

Samuel and Lettie Long Hames/Haimes family reunion The annual Samuel E. and Lettie Long Hames/Haimes family reunion is to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the recreation hall of Gum Branch Baptist Church. From Louisville take the highway 25 bypass toward Starkville, take a left (north) on the Sturgis/Louisville road. Gum Branch Church is about 8 miles on the right. From Sturgis take the Louisville/Sturgis road south. Gum Branch Church is about six miles on the left. If you are coming by way of Webster or Ackerman, you must know the way and like dirt roads.

Sam and Lettie had six children, Frances Cordelia “Cordie” Haimes Carr (raised her family in Choctaw County, Mississippi), Robert Boyd “Bob” Haimes, Sr., (raised his family in Gum Branch Community, Winston County, Mississippi), John William “Jake” Haimes (no children, lived in Gum Branch Community, Winston County, Mississippi), Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Haimes (raised his family in the Gum Branch Community in Winston County, Mississippi, Cleophas Decalb “Babe” Haimes (raised his family in the Long View area of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and in the Gum Branch Community of Winston County, Mississippi) and Mary Virginia “Virgie” Haimes Price (raised her family in Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi. You will note that all the children had nick names. William is a given name that has been used numerous times in the family. If anyone has any family lore, history or rumor concerning this, please come prepared to share.

The doors will be open at 10 am, pot luck dinner will be served at one pm. Please bring relatives, friends, items of interest.

Walker Family reunion set The annual Walker Reunion will be held Saturday, July 28 at the Fellowship Hall at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church on Garrigues Road. All descendants, relatives and friends are encouraged to bring food and drinks for a potluck lunch which will be served around noon. Please come early and bring information, recipes, pictures, and family memories to share. For more information, contact Bea Sullivan at 662-773-2820.