Calendar of Events

VFW meeting Dec. 7 Attention: The monthly VFW meeting was been changed to Friday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place instead of Thursday.

Woodmen Christmas Celebration Dec. 8 Ackerman Woodmen of the World Christmas Celebration will be Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at the lodge. All members are invited and bring a guest.

Christmas Brunch Dec. 8 Celebrate the Season at a Christmas Brunch on December 8th from 9am-11am at the Community Center in Ackerman. Come enjoy the beautiful tablescapes delicious dishes and door prizes to be given away. Vendors will be on hand so plan to shop for Christmas. Special music will be provided and you don’t want to miss the featured speaker – Rita Sweatt. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from any club member. This event is hosted by GFWC Ackerman Twentieth Century Club.

Enon CP contota Dec. 9 The Enon C P Church Sanctuary Choir will present the contata, “Tonight”, on Sunday evening, December 9 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Christmas Open House Dec. 10 The public is invited to a Christmas Open House to meet the Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw Behavioral Health staffs on December 10 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at 8460 Hwy. 15, Ackerman (across from AES). For more information call 285-6208.

American Legion meeting Dec. 10 The American Legion Post 82 and Auxiliary will meet Monday, December 10 at the American Legion building in Ackerman. We will eat at 6 p.m. and meet at 6:30 p.m. The Post will furnish the meal. Ladies of the Auxiliary please bring tea and a dessert. All members please attend.

Ribbon Cutting for Weir Café Dec. 11 The Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Weir Cafe on Tuesday, December 11 at 4 p.m. before the Weir Christmas Parade. The community is invited to attend this event. If you have any questions please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778.

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.

M&M’s Christmas Program Dec. 12 The Weir Baptist M&M’s Christmas Program will be held on December 12 at 6 p.m. with refreshments to follow.

Christmas trees needed for Holiday Open House Deadline Dec. 12 Christmas trees needed for Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 13 at the Choctaw County Library. We would like school groups, church groups, businesses and other organizations in the county to decorate Christmas trees. Each group is responsible for securing their own tree, live or artificial. We ask that no food items or glitter be used in decorations. Trees must be up by December 12 at noon. A Peoples’ Choice Award will be given again this year. To sign up to decorate a tree, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 or email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu. This event is sponsored by the Choctaw County Extension Office and Choctaw County Library.

Pack-The-Trailer for Broken Wings Dec. 13 Help us pack a 12’ trailer full of food for Broken Wings Ministry! This Pack-The-Trailer event is Thursday, December 13 from 2:30 until 6 pm at the Choctaw County Library. It is part of the WTVA Food for Families Food Drive which was started years ago by Kay Bain. Last year, 3,647 pounds of food was donated to Broken Wings and we hope to increase that number this year. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 or Broken Wings Ministry at 285-9133.

12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza Dec. 13 The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce will host the 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza on Thursday, December 13th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at participating businesses. Visit participating businesses to enter your name for a large door prize. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 285-3778.

ACOG to present Christmas Cantata Dec. 16 Ackerman Church of God will present their Christmas Cantata “One Amazing Night To Worship The King” on Sunday, December 16 at 6 pm under the direction of Donna McKay, Music Director. The church is located at 8162 Hwy. 12 West in Ackerman and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Christmas Decorating-Lighting Contest Judging Dec. 17-18 Twentieth Century Club is sponsoring a “Christmas Decorating-Lighting Contest” for homes in the town limits of Ackerman. The categories are “Best Door” and “Best Overall House.” Judging will take place on December 17-18 beginning at 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the date may be moved to later in the week. We look forward to many participating by turning on your lights and your handy work. For more information or questions call 285-6891.

Birthday Celebration for Grace Sloan Dec. 30 The family of Grace Sloan invites everyone to help her celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, December 30 at Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The church is located at 724 Hopewell Road, McCool. Call Tony Sloan at 773-9072 for information and directions.

End of Year Fund States Drive Dec. 30 Millspring M.B.C. of Weir will be having their Annual End of the Year Building Fund States Drive. This event will take place on December 30 at 3 p.m. Our theme for this event will be “Moving Forward and Not Looking Back.” Our guest speaker for this great event will be Rev. James Covington, Pastor of Mt. Olivet M.B. Church of Starkville. Mt. Olivet Choir will be rendering Song Service on this day. Come out and help us celebrate what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing at Millspring M.B.C. where Dr. Vincent Coleman is our Pastor.

Master Gardner training classes planned Registration deadline Jan. 25 Master Gardener Certification training classes will begin in February. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1– 5 pm February 12 through March 19. The final exam is take home, open book and participants may work on it by themselves or together. Cost is $85 which includes training notebook and materials, one year membership in the Mississippi Master Gardener Association and refreshments. The Master Gardener program is an Extension public service program. Registration fee and application are due at the Choctaw County Extension Office by January 25, 2013. For more information, contact Juli Hughes, County Director, at 285-6337 or by email: jhughes@ext.msstate.edu.

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.

Chili/Soup Sale Dec. 8 The Mathiston United Methodist Women will be selling homemade chili and soup (To Go) at the Fellowship Hall of the Mathiston United Methodist Church in Mathiston on Hwy 15 on December 8 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

CCHGS to meet Dec. 17 The Choctaw County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on December 17 at noon at the Choctaw County Public Library in Ackerman. The guest speaker will be William (Billy) Ganann and his program entitled “Christmas Past.”