Calendar of Events

Gospel Singing Sept. 22 Everyone is welcome to come join us Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m. at Stewart Fire Department (Hwy. 82 in Stewart) for a great evening of Southern Gospel at its best. Singing will feature Family Tradition of Alabama, Linda Odom of Mendenhall, Voices of Faith of Carrollton, Heavenly Journey of Crystal Springs and Joy Card of Eupora. Love offering will be received for groups’ singings. Concessions will be available. Call Angie at 662-418-6454 for more information.

Men’s Day at First Unity UMC Sept. 23 The men of First Unity UM Church invites all to their 4th Annual Men’s Day Program on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. in Weir. The guest speaker will be Elder Eddie L. Jones, pastor of Griffin UMC in Starkville. All men are asked to wear a colorful vest. The theme is “Men Invested for the Lord.” All are welcome. Rev. Lyndon B. Geeter, pastor.

Revival at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Sept. 23-26 Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, in Bradley, invites everyone to 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. Appreciation Banquet at First Unity

Sept. 29 We know October is designated as ‘Pastor Appreciation Month’, but why wait to give flowers when flowers are due? First Unity will honor their pastor and wife, Lyndon B. and Thelma Geeter and all local pastors and spouses on Saturday, September 29 at 6 p.m. in the First Unity Life Center. For more information call Serena Thompson at 285-8857 or Clara Hemphill at 547-9671.

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!

Flea Market in Ackerman Registration deadline Sept. 29 FREE to participants! Flea Market in Ackerman on Nov. 3. Looking for artists, craftsmen/women, at home business owners, farm producers, anyone with something to sell! For more information and registration please contact: Kay Blake at Broken Wings 285-9133 or email: or Judy Cooper 285-7593. Deadline to register is Sept. 29.

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.

Christmas Parade plans announced The Town of Ackerman would like to announce plans for the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be A Picture Perfect Christmas. It will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Other information will follow in the weeks ahead.

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.

VA Mobile Health Clinic Day Sept. 29 The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center will setup a Mobile Health Clinic in Ackerman on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 9 a.m. at the National Guard Armory. The National Guard Armory is located at 9540 MS Highway 12 E in Ackerman. Services that will be available will be: eligibility determination, registration, enrollment in MyHealtheVet, physical exams, patient education, Vet Center information, benefits information, cemetery information and female veterans’ information. Veterans must bring their DD214, VA card or military id.

For more information on the mobile rural health outreach call Ruby Jackson at the Vet Center 601-965-5727 or Belinda Okafor at 601-364-1300. Or call your local veterans service officers.

Fundraiser for Sonya Peterson Sept. 29 A fundraiser for Sonya Griffin Peterson will be held September 29 at 5:30 PM at Sherwood Community Center. Peterson is fighting breast cancer. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Emma Lou Nickels and Herbert and Ann Griffin. A WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT will be held at 6:30 for the delight of everyone. Food will be sold starting at 5:30. Please come one and all to help out this family in need. This is her birthday, let’s make it a little brighter and pray she has many more. See you all there.

5th Sunday Singing Sept. 30 Tim Frith and Gospel Echoes will be singing at Maben Church of God on Sunday morning, Sept. 30 at 11 am. All welcome. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Dr. in Maben (or same as Sturgis-Maben Road).

VFW meeting Oct. 4 The VFW will meet October 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place.

American Legion meeting Oct. 8 The American Legion will meet October 8 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building. They meet the second Tuesday of every month.

Health Fair Oct. 9 Choctaw County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Health Fair on October 9 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Weir Attendance Center Homecoming Sept. 21 The Weir Attendance Center Homecoming will be Sept. 21. If you would like to purchase a homecoming t-shirt see Mrs. Davidson in the front office. $12 for youth-XL sizes. $14 for 2x and up. If any former homecoming queens would like to participate call Janet Alashti at 662-547-7079 ext. 109.

Bethlehem Baptist event Sept. 30 As part of our 5th Sunday Celebration, Bethlehem Baptist Church of Ackerman, MS will host the One Way Quartet for an afternoon concert on September 30th.

One Way Quartet, a popular Southern Gospel quartet, is known and enjoyed throughout Mississippi. The concert will be at 1PM on Sunday Afternoon. Admission is free, and a love offering will be received. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Bill Taylor at 662-285-2097.

Toy Drive pageant Nov. 10 The Mississippi Dixie Shimmer – TOY DRIVE Pageant will be held on Nov. 10, 2012 at the beautiful Ackerman High School Auditorium in Ackerman, Mississippi. The doors will open at noon and the pageant will start at 2:00. This is an all crown beauty pageant and every contestant will win a crown! This pageant is open to girls from any state or county from ages 0-up. There will even be a Ms/Mrs. Division for married, single or divorced ladies – with or without children as well as an Elegant Division for ladies size 14w and up. This pageant will serve as a TOY DRIVE for Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. All contestants are encouraged to bring toys for the children at the hospital. Toy donations are gladly accepted even from those who do not wish to participate in the pageant. This is a great thing for Sunday school classes or schools to do as well if they would like to collect toys as a group we will be happy to accept them for the hospital. For more information contact 662-803-8555 or check out the event Mississippi Dixie Shimmer or Fantabulous Formals on Facebook. A list of approved toys from the hospital is available by contacting director Rhonda Prisock, for those who wish to donate.