Calendar of Events

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 www. 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.

Gospel Singing Oct. 20 A gospel singing will be held at Stewart Fire Department (Hwy. 82, Stewart) on October 20 at 6 p.m. featuring Southern Image, Sold Out, Revelations, Chuck Clark and Joy Card. Admission is love offering. Concessions available. Everyone come join us for a great night of gospel singings and our last one for 2012. Call Angie at 418-6454 for more information.

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 The M/M Choctaw County Pageant will be October 20 at 6 p.m. at the Ty Cobb Auditorium in Ackerman.

Revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Oct. 21-24 Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, located on Highway 413 – between Weir and French Camp, invites you to join us, October 21 –24, in Revival. Pastor Larry Odom of Double Springs Baptist Church, Oktibbeha County, will bring God’s messages to us! Our music team at Mt Moriah will serve and minister with song and music. Join us Sunday morning, Oct. 21 Sunday School at 10 AM, Revival Service at 11 AM, Lunch at noon, Supper at 6 PM and Revival Service at 7 PM. Monday-Wednesday supper will be served at 6 p.m. with revival services at 7 p.m. nightly. Look forward to worshiping with you! If you are unable to attend, PLEASE PRAY for us! Jim Garner, Pastor Mt Moriah.

Society meeting Oct. 22 Join the Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting on October 22 at noon at the Choctaw County Library- Meeting Room. The meeting will include speaker William Ganann on the topic “Seasonal Things in Choctaw County.” All interested in history and genealogy are invited.

Professionalism Seminar Oct. 25 Time management and professionalism can greatly impact a business either positively or negatively. A seminar will be held Thursday, October 25 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Choctaw County Extension Office via interactive video and will cover topics and concerns crucial for potential or existing business owners. There is no charge but registration is required by calling 285-6337 or email

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AARP Driver Safety program Nov. 3 The AARP Driver Safety program will be held November 3 from noon-4:30 p.m. at the Ackerman Public Library, 561 S. Louisville Street. Program is especially designed for drivers age 50 and over. Fee is $14 each for non-members, $12 each for AARP members and free for veterans. Auto insurance discounts in most states, must contact your insurance agent. To register or for more information call Mary Blaine at 285-6754.

Homecoming at Huntsville Presbyterian Church Nov. 4 Homecoming services at Huntsville Presbyterian Church will be Sunday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m. Dinner on the grounds following the service.

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.

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.

Brunswick Stew Sale Nov. 10 Enon C P Church will be cooking Brunswick Stew for donations on Saturday, November 10. If you would like to reserve a gallon, prior to the 10th, bring your jar with your name on it to the church and we will fill the reserved jars first. The stew should be ready for pick up by noon. Christmas Parade Dec. 6, Entry deadline Nov. 30 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. Entry forms must be completed and returned no later than November 30 to: Ackerman Christmas Parade, PO Box 394, Ackerman, MS 39735. For more information call Ackerman Town Hall at 285-6251.

Christmas Parade in Weir Dec. 11 “Christmas in My Hometown” is the theme of the 2012 Christmas Parade in Weir. The parade will be Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. All churches, organizations, and individuals are invited to march or ride in the parade. Call Town Hall at 547-6123 or Floyd Patterson at 547-6834 for a registration form or more information.

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.

Panhandle Community Day Oct. 20 Join us for Panhandle Community Day on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the old Panhandle Schoolhouse (10 mi. south of Weir). Something for everyone-handmade pottery, wood crafts, sewn items, baked goods, flea market items and BBQ! Call Brenda at 662-779-0381 for more information.

“Habits to a Successful Marriage” conference There will be a “Habits To A Successful Marriage” conference at the Ackerman Church of God on Oct. 24th, Nov. 7th and 14th at 7pm with Pastor John Daniels as the speaker. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.