Calendar of Events

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.

WAC Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 13 The Weir Attendance Center Christmas Choral Concert will be December 13 at 6 p.m. The Madrigals, High School and Jr. High School Choirs will be performing. Admission is $2.

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.

Christmas Program at Salem UMC-Weir Charge Dec. 14 Come and join us Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church (Weir Charge) on Weir Highpoint Rd. for a community Christmas program with Alan Sibley. Bring finger food for fellowship following the program. A love offering will be taken.

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. 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.” 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.

Old Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Jesus is calling all adults, youth grades 7-12, and children into His house located on Maddox Road in downtown By-Wy at Old Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. to study God’s Word and fellowship with His people. Worship service is at 10 a.m. Bible Study Sunday evening’s at 5 p.m. Warren Hunt – Interim Pastor, Chris McClure – Youth Minister, George Maddox – Adult Teacher, Thomas Rayburn – Youth Teacher and Clair Crimm – Children’s Teacher. For more information call: 662-705-3000.

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.

Ackerman Baptist Church Cantata Dec. 16 The Ackerman Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present the cantata, “Silent Night” on December 16 at 6 p.m. The choir is under the direction of Chris Jenkins. Everyone is invited to attend.

Relay for Life Organizational Meeting Jan. 9 An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. in the J.P. Coleman Building (across from the courthouse). A representative from the American Cancer Society will be at this meeting to assist in planning efforts. If you would like to volunteer with this event please make plans to attend. If you have questions call 662-285-3778.

Seeking help on cemeteries Margie Gilmer (662-285-2356) (Choctaw County Public Library – 662-285-6348) seeks help to find the following Cemeteries in Choctaw County: 1. Moss Cemetery on Hwy 12 2. Mt. Olive (Providence Cemetery) one Trussell Stone 3. Reed Family Cemetery (Jeff Busby Park area) 4. Seymore Family Cemetery (New Haven Church area) 5. Old Bethel Cemetery – Booth Road off Lagrange 6. Old Salem Methodist – Weir (Panhandle Area) 7. Thompson Pearson Cemetery (New Haven Church Area) 8. Unknown Cemetery near Hwy 9 & Lagrange Road