Calendar of Events

Cornerstone Celebration Oct. 14 Ackerman United Methodist Church will hold a Cornerstone Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the building of the Ackerman UM Church on Sunday, October 14 beginning with the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Homecoming Oct. 14 Maben Church of God invites everyone to Homecoming on October 14 at 11 a.m. Bishop Hootie Maples of Mobile, Ala. will be the guest speaker. At 10 a.m. Revelations from Jackson will be singing. Meal will follow. There will be no evening service. Revival services will be held Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. nightly with Bishop Maples as guest speaker. Come on out and enjoy the worship and music. Church is located at 3965 Crowley Dr. or Sturgis Maben Rd. in Maben.

Sheedy-Hall Reunion Oct. 14 Family and friends are invited to the Sheedy-Hall Family Reunion on October 14 at Barbara Stoecker’s house at 12625 Hwy. 12, Weir.

Bake Sale Oct. 19 Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw will have a bake sale on October 19 at 10 a.m. in front of the hospital. All proceeds will benefit The Pink Ribbon Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness. Contact Vaughan Hill, Community Educator, at 662-285-1959 or visit for more information.

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. Seeking Vendors for flea market

Deadline Oct. 20 Free to vendors! Flea Market in Ackerman on November 3. Looking for artists, craftsmen/women, at home business owners, farm producers, anyone with something to sell! Just in time for the holidays. For more information and registration contact Kay Blake at Broken Wings at 285-9133, email: or Judy Cooper at 285-7593. Deadline to register is October 20.

M/M Choctaw County Pageant Oct. 20

Chamber of Commerce Annual Reception Oct. 25 The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce Annual Reception will be held Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm at the Community Center in Ackerman. Celebrating 25 years of service to Choctaw County. Tickets will go on sale after October 1. $10 for Chamber members and $12 for Non-Chamber members. For more info. call 285-3778.

Choctaw County Animal Shelter Fundraising Event Oct. 27 Paws to Support the Choctaw County Animal Shelter Fundraising Event will be held Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Enon CP Church’s Lighthouse Center. The church is located at 9000 Hwy. 12 East, Ackerman. Vendors will be there selling jewelry, purses, cookware, Scentsy candles, Tupperware, BeautiControl products and much more! Also, there will be games for the children and a silent auction. Coffee and donuts served at 9 a.m. and lunch will be available at noon. Proceeds go to the Choctaw County Animal Shelter. For more information call Angela at the Choctaw County Animal Clinic at 285-9006.

Spooktacular Parade and Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 30 The Spooktacular Parade and Trunk-or-Treat will be held Tuesday, October 30. It is hosted by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce. Parade begins at 6 pm at the walking track pavilion in Ackerman with the Trunk-or-Treat immediately following in the Main Street parking lot. Contact the Chamber office at 285-3778 for a registration form or for more information.

Christmas Open House Nov. 8 Christmas Open House will be held Thursday, November 8. Hours will be set by each individual participating Chamber business with the Open House ending by 8 pm. If you are a Chamber member and would like to participate in Christmas Open House, please contact our office. If you would like to join the Chamber, please call 285-3778. More details to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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.

Bluegrass singing Oct. 28 There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Singing on Sunday, Oct. 28 at6:00 p.m. at Fentress Baptist Church near Ackerman, MS featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be recieved. For more information call (662) 258-2334.

Community Day Oct. 13 First Baptist Church of Longview is sponsoring Community Day on October 13 from noon-3 p.m. at the pavilion in downtown Ackerman (across from Pap’s Place). Join us for fellowship, fun, food, praise and worship a time of Thanksgiving.

5k Run/Walk Oct. 27 The “In His Hands Mission” 5k Run/Walk will be held October 27 at 8 a.m. in downtown Ackerman. The Ackerman Church of God Youth are sponsoring the 5k Run/Walk to raise funds for a mission trip to North Little Rock, Ark. All ages are encouraged to participate. $20 per person. Pre-register by October 21 to receive a free t-shirt. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. with race beginning at 8 a.m. at the pavilion across from Main Street in Ackerman. For more information on registration or sponsoring the race call Kristi Mewbourn 662-285-8495. Or mail registration to Kristi Mewbourn, 1117 Lebanon Road, Ackerman, MS 39735.

The Eternal Love B.A.L.L. Oct. 27 First Baptist Church of Longview-Marriage Enrichment Ministry presents The Eternal Love B.A.L.L. (Believers Anointed for the Lord and their Lover). Our Marriage Enrichment Ministry cordially invites you to an evening of “Eternal Love” on October 27 at 6 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. $40 per couple, formal attire. For more information contact Dr. Larnzy Carpenter, Jr., pastor at 312-7774 or Edward and Kenosha Shields 769-0048.

Bluegrass Gospel Singing Oct. 28 There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Singing on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Fentress Baptist Church near Ackerman, featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be received. For more information call (662) 258-2334.

Enon C.P. Church Homecoming Nov. 4 Enon C.P. Church will celebrate their 2nd Annual Homecoming on Sunday, November 4. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with singing by the Southern Image quartet. Southern Image has been performing for approximately 15 years doing concerts with many well known artists throughout those years. Following the singing, Bro. Ray Latham, former pastor, will be bringing the morning message. A potluck meal will be served immediately after the worship service. Everyone is invited to come and share this special day. For more information, contact the Enon office at 285-3303.