Calendar of Events

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 Thursday 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

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.

Revival July 22-26 Clear Springs Baptist Church wishes to invite you to worship with them in revival July 22-26. Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. Bro. Kevin Black will be the guest speaker.

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 Thursday 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 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: 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.

Spay/Panhandle community meeting July 18 The Spay/Panhandle Community organization invites all citizens to our monthly meetings. They are held the third Wednesday of each month at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the Spay Community. The next meeting will be July 18 at 6 p.m. The citizens of the community participated in the Community Circles for Turning the Tide on Poverty. As a result of those meetings, several action plans were identified. One of the plans included efforts to address health and wellness issues with the implantation of a walking trail and other community activities. There have been several events to help support the project. For more information or to donate, call 662-547-6566.

Benefit for Sandra Smith August 4 A benefit for Sandra Smith, battling cancer, will be held August 4 at the Woodman of the World in Eupora at 11 a.m. Come out and enjoy an auction, music, a cake sale, food, and raffles. A camouflage Mossberg 100 ATR 30-06 with a 4x16x44 tactical scope, and a 9mm Luger pistol will be given away at the benefit. Sandra Perrigan Smith, is the twin sister to Sara Abbott and the wife of Buddy Smith. She is now faced with a new round of cancer. For more information on the benefit, to purchase tickets for the riffle, or to donate auction items, call Earl Abbott at 662-552-0348. Donations are needed for the auction. You help is greatly appreciated.

5th Sunday Night Singing July 29 Providence Baptist Church invites everyone to their 5th Sunday Night Singing on July 29 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come worship in song with us! Bro. Randle Poss, pastor.