Calendar of Events

Reform Headstart Fall Carnival Oct. 25 Reform Headstart will be having a Fall Carnival on October 25 at the field behind the center at 211 Pickle Ave., Ackerman from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The carnival will feature a jumper and plenty of games including a tricycle race, tug-of-war, face painting, basketball game and much more/

NARFE to Meet Oct. 25 The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will meet on Thursday, October 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highway 12 East in Starkville. The guest speaker will be Diana Moore from the state Alzheimer’s office in Jackson. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. All retired and active federal employees are encouraged to attend.

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 jhughes@ext.msstate.edu. 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.

Democratic Party Association meeting Oct. 29 The Choctaw County Democratic Party Association will hold a meeting on October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman.

Spooktacular Parade 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. FCE Fall Festival

Nov. 3 French Camp Elementary will have a Fall Festival on November 3 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The festival will feature a cake walk for 50 cents per walk, inflatables-two jumpers, slide, dragon obstacle course for $5 unlimited jumping and a Chili Supper which includes chili, crackers, fritos, drink, and dessert for $5. The FCE PTO is sponsoring the event.

Flea Market Nov. 3 A Choctaw County Flea Market will be held Saturday, November 3 from 6 am-4 pm at the corner of Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 15 in Ackerman. There is no vendor fee. Vendor applications are available at the Extension office in the Courthouse Annex and Broken Wings Ministry. You may also email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu. The flea market is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service’s Turning the Tide on Poverty project/Buy Local-Buy USA action team. For more information, contact Judy Cooper at 285-7593. Fundraiser for Union Fire Department

Nov. 3 Union Fire Department is sponsoring a fundraiser on November 3. They will be selling Brunswick stew beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will also sell chances on $100, have live music and a cakewalk. Everyone is welcome to come.

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.

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

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 Salen 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.

30 Day Giveaway The Ackerman Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a 30 day giveaway during the month of November. Among items to be given away are: $100 cash, rifles, oil change, mani & pedis, gift certificates, and other items too numerous to mention. Tickets may be purchased from any athlete or booster club member. Tickets are $30 and offer 30 chances to win. If your name is drawn as a winner, it goes back in the pot for another chance. For more information, or to purchase a ticket contact Mike Brasher, Margaret Blackwell, John Furr, or Mariann Beals. Your continued support of our student-athletes is greatly appreciated.

Hamburger Dinners for Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 30 The staff of Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw and Choctaw Nursing Center will be selling hamburger dinners during the Trunk or Treat event in downtown Ackerman on October 30. Sack dinners will be available for $5 each and will include a hamburger, chips, soft drink and dessert. All proceeds from the sale will benefit The Pink Ribbon Fund.

Bluegrass Gospel Concert Oct. 28 Fentress Baptist Church will be hosting a Bluegrass Gospel Concert on Sunday, October 28 at 6 p.m. featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. David Davis of Cullman, AL will also be performing as a special guest. Davis is a renowned Bluegrass artist having performed extensively across The United States and Canada as lead singer and mandolin player for The Warrior River Boys. Everyone is invited to attend a great night of Gospel music and Christian fellowship. Fentress Baptist Church is located on Lebanon Road approximately 2.5 miles west of Ackerman just off Highway 12. For more information call (662) 312-7573 or (662) 258-2334.