Calendar of Events

NRCS Outreach meeting Sept. 13 The Choctaw County NRCS Office will be conducting an NRCS Outreach meeting on Thursday, September 13 at Noon, at 336 Front Street, Weir (formerly Crowder Drugstore). Please inform all interested in hearing about USDA/ NRCS technical and financial assistance programs. Lunch will be served. Please call 285-6250 and ask for Judy Briggs to make your reservations.

Representatives from the following agencies will be on hand to inform you of their programs and services that are available to you and help answer any questions you may have: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Services Agency (FSA), Rural Development Authority, Mississippi State University Extension Service – Choctaw County, Choctaw County Soil & Water Conservation District and Mississippi Forestry Commission.

Youth Celebration Sept. 15-16 All youth are invited to a Youth Celebration Sept. 15-16 at Maben Church of God, located at 3965 Crowley Drive. On Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. there will be a water slide, games and a cookout from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. On Sept. 16 the celebration continues at 10 a.m. with speaking and singing by Lewis Maples, Jr. and his sister Lindsey Maples of Lucedale. Call 662-722-0531 for more information.

Southern Flair in concert Sept. 15 Southern Flair, Bluegrass-Gospel, will be in concert at New Zion Baptist Church on September 15, at 5:30 PM. Southern Flair is being taught and mentored by Alan Sibley. New Zion is located at 2800 Weir- Salem Rd., Weir. There is no admission, but a love offering will be taken. For more information call 662-387-4757.Come and enjoy the music and fellowship!

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.

NAACP meeting Sept. 17 The Choctaw County Chapter of the NAACP will meet Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Herman UMC in Ackerman. They meet the third Monday of every month. New members are welcome.

Revival at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Sept. 23-26 Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, in Bradley, invites everyone it Revival from Sept. 23-26. Sunday, Sept. 23 service at 6 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Visiting preacher will be Bro. T.J. Jennings of Louisville and Sam Griffin of Ackerman will lead the music with Janeese Garey serving as the pianist.

Got questions? About Marriage Sept. 29, deadline Sept. 24 Come to the Starkville Sportsplex on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.- noon to get your questions about marriage answered. Event is sponsored by Pastor Larnzy and First Lady Carpenter of First Baptist of Longview. The event is free but you must register by Sept. 24. Call 662-324-6191 to register. The Sportsplex is located at 405 Lynn Lane, Starkville.

FM 108 Day Sept. 29 Make your plans to attend the 2012 FM 108 Day on the campus of French Camp Academy on Saturday, September 29 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Help us reach their goal of $108,000 in 2013. Join us for loads of fun, food, fellowship, door prizes, arts and crafts vendors and a silent auction. Singing begins at 9 a.m. featuring local performers. Lunch will be served around noon. Come and enjoy the day with us!

Shooting Sports Training Oct. 19-20 4-H is offering training for adults interested in becoming certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructors. Training will be held October 19-20 in Marion County or November 9-10 in Lee County. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. For information on this training, contact Juli Hughes, County Director, at Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337.

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 at Bethany Baptist Sept. 16-Sept. 19 Bethany Baptist Church invites everyone to Revival from Sept. 16-18. Sunday, Sept. 16 service at 5 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Rev. Shorty Carden, of Calvary Baptist Church in Eupora, will be the guest speaker. For more information call Rev. Kenneth Reaves, pastor, at 662-552-8410.