Calendar of Events

Dirty Laundry Exposed: Stain & Odor Removal Basics for Clothes August 9 12:00-1:00 at Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public.Oops! you may have just ruined your favorite summer shirt with ketchup and mustard from your hotdog. Can the shirt be saved? What about those pesky oil and grease stains? Can skunk odor be removed? Wanda Cheek, MSUES Clothing Specialist, will revisit the basics and discuss stubborn stains and odor removal, including effective products on the market.

Farmers Market August 10 3:00-7:00 pm at corner of Main & Commerce Streets in Ackerman. If you have extra vegetables to sell, call Juli Hughes at 285-6337. There is no vendor fee to sell.

Gospel Singing August 11 Gospel Singing to be held at the Sherwood Community Center on Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m. Hearts Desire, Psalms Trio, and Joy Card will be the featured singers. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Admission is a love offering and concessions will be available. Call Angie at 662-418-6454 for more info.

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 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.

Adult Basic Cooking Workshop August 13-15 10:00-12:00 each day at Choctaw County Extension Office. Participants need to attend all three workshops. Pam Awad, Nutrition Educator, will teach about smart shopping and planning, putting the fresh in you food, freezer meals, making baby food, mixes that will save money and time, saute’ prep and cooking techniques, time management, making homemade cornbread and salad dressings. Participants will also begin a personal cookbook folder. Class is limited to six adults. To register, call 285-6337. There is no charge for this workshop.

Drying and Preserving Flowers August 16 12:00-1:00 @ Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public. Dr. Wayne Porter, Area Horticulture Agent, will talk about having some of your garden’s summer beauty during the dreary days of winter! Join us for information on drying and preserving flowers.

QUWF Banquet August 18 The 2012 Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation Banquet Choctaw Founding Chapter 10 will be held Saturday, August 18 at the Choctaw County Community Center. Doors open at 6 pm with the meal being served at 7 pm. There will be a seafood buffet and an auction. Membership for one adult is $55 and includes: membership, meal, and $20 raffle ticket. Membership for two adults is $70 and includes: membership, two meals, and $20 raffle ticket. Youth memberships are also available for $15. This includes: meal, ticket for Youth Shotgun Drawing, and entry for youth’s auction. Tickets for meals only are: Advance adult $30 or $35 at the door and $10 for children 11-15. See John Barksdale, Raymond Gillon, Perry Lee, Morgan Scribner, Rickey Thornton, Gary Lee, Johnny Draper, Danny James or Jasper Woods to purchase tickets. For more information contact Morgan Scribner at Budgeting 101 August 20 10:30 – 12:00 @ Broken Wings. Mary Linda Moore, Family Resource Management Agent, will conduct the budgeting workshop. Workshops on various financial topics will be held the third Monday of each month. There is no charge to attend. We do need at least 10 participants in order to hold the class. 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.

The Potter’s Hand August 23 12:00-1:00 @ Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video. Workshop is free and open to the public. A lump of clay in a potter’s hand can become a beautiful, useful vessel. Lee Ann Williamson, Executive Director of Christian World Missions will use the potter’s wheel to illustrate not only how to make pottery, but also in what ways the techniques apply to how we are shaped throughout life.

Farmers Market August 24 3:00-7:00pm at corner of Main & Commerce Streets in Ackerman. Ashley Peeples Fondren will present a cooking demonstration – more info on time later. If you have extra vegetables to sell, call Juli Hughes at 285-6337. There is no vendor fee to sell.

The Nelons in Concert Sept. 16 The Nelons will be in concert at Ackerman Church of God on Sunday, September 16 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.

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.

Revival Aug. 12-16 Revival at Crossroads Baptist Church in Choctaw County, located at 1580 Crossroads Church Road, Mathiston on August 12-16. Sunday:11am & 5 pm, Monday thru Thursday: 7pm. Bro. Bill Taylor will be preaching and Alton Blanton leading the singing with Rebecca Orr playing the piano.

Doyle Smith in concert Aug. 19 Doyle Smith of Ardmore, Oklahoma, formerly of Choctaw County will be in Concert at Crossroads Baptist Church, Choctaw County, Mathiston, MS. Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 5 pm.

Caperton Reunion September 2 The descendants of Samuel Henry Caperton and Sarah Frances Ball will gather at Mollie Estes/J. W. Young Park in Noxapater, MS on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Pot Luck Lunch will be served at noon. Please make plans to come and fellowship with the Caperton Clan