Calendar of Events

Community Stew Dec. 22 Mt. Moriah Baptist Church invites everyone to a free Community Stew on Saturday, December 22 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Sullivan’s Store parking lot on Hwy 413 between French Camp and Weir. Come one and come all and come hungry! More info. contact Benny Weeks 662-549-2324 or Peggy Sullivan 662-547-6938. Remember what Jesus said, “Just a cup of cold water given in my name.”

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.

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.

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:

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.

ACOG to present Christmas Cantata Dec. 23 Ackerman Church of God will present their Christmas Cantata “One Amazing Night To Worship The King” on Sunday, December 23 at 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Donna McKay, Music Director. The children will also present a skit “A Super Christmas” under the direction of Lee Ann Chamblee. The church is located at 8162 Hwy. 12 West in Ackerman and the public is cordially invited to attend.