Calendar of Events

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.

Homecoming Services August 5 Homecoming services at Old Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will be held at 11 a.m. on August 5. Gerald Watts of Petal will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.

Revival August 5-8 Revival at New Haven Baptist Church, 6690 Stewart-Weir Road, August 5-8, 7 p.m. each evening. Rev. Allen Dees will be preaching and Donnie Buckner is in charge of the music. Everyone is invited to attend.

Concord Baptist Church 175th Anniversary August 12 Concord Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th Anniversary on Sunday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The celebration will be all day with former pastors and State Representatives speaking, singing by The Reed Brothers and Joyful Noise and also dinner on the ground. Bring your families, friends, your favorite food and a have a great time fellowshipping and praising the Lord for our 175 years of ministry and history. Roger Griffith, pastor.

Joyful Noise uartet 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.

Basic Cooking Skills Class for Adults August 13-15, Deadline August 10 ADULT cooking skills and nutrition education classes, perfect for newly marrieds, new parents, or anyone wanting to brush up on cooking skills and current nutrition topics will be held August 13, 14 and 15. Program topics will include: Sharp Shopping, Smart Planning, Putting the fresh in your food, Freezer meals, Making baby food, Mixes that will save money and time (Master mix, Chili Mix, Cream soup mix, seasoning blends). There is no charge for this workshop. Dates and times of programs are August 13, 14 and 15 at the Choctaw Extension Office from 10am-12:00 am. Deadline for sign-up is August 10. Seating is limited to six adults so call the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 to reserve your spot! Classes will be taught by Pam Awad, Extension Nutrition Education.

Financial Management Workshops August 20 A financial management workshop will be held Monday, August 20 from 10:30 until 12:00 at Broken Wings Ministry in Ackerman. Mary Linda Moore, Family Resource Management Area Agent with the MSU Extension Service, will conduct the workshops the third month of each month. These are free and open to the public. We need at least 10 participants to hold the workshops, so call 285-6337 to register.

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.

VFW meeting Aug. 2 The VFW will meet Thursday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place.

Fish Fry in Spay/Panhandle August 3 The Spay/Panhandle Community Organization will host a fish fry on Friday August 3 at Roy Johnson’s home located in the Spay Community. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and we welcome everyone. All proceeds will benefit the Spay/Panhandle Community Center. For more information, contact 662-547-6566.

The Nelons in Concert The Nelons will be in concert at Ackerman Church of God on Sunday evening September 16, 2012 at 6PM. There is no charge for admission, but a love offering will be received. The church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 in Ackerman. Call 662-744-5240, 662-285-8912 or 662-552-7726 for more information. Rev Greg Chamblee is Pastor.