Calendar of Events

Birthday celebration 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.

VFW meeting Jan. 3 The VFW will meet on Thursday, January 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place in Ackerman. Bluegrass Gospel Concert Jan. 6

There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Concert featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers on Sunday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church near Ackerman. New Zion Baptist Church is located west of Ackerman on South Union Road. A love offering will be received. Everyone is invited to attend a great night of Gospel music and Christian fellowship. For more information call (662) 258-2334.

No Full Circle meetings until Jan. 8 Full Circle Knitting/Crocheting Club will not meet until January 8 due to the MSU Extension-Choctaw County office being closed from December 21-January 3.

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.

Author to visit Yarn Spinners club Jan. 15 Dr. Michael Kardos, author from Mississippi State University, will visit the Yarn Spinners Book Club on January 15 at 9 a.m. at the MSU Extension-Choctaw County office in Ackerman.

Kardos is the author of The Three Day Affair. He will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about his book. Seating is limited. Please call to reserve your seat at 662-285-6337.

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.

Revival at MCG Jan. 6 Bishop Levell Kelly will be holding a revival at Maben Church of God starting Sun. night Jan. 6 at 5PMMon., Tues., Wed. night revival will start at 7PM.

Bro. Kelly was raised in the Mathiston, Maben area. He is well known throughout the Church of God and is as preacher of preachers, He is retired Church of God pastor. Bishop Kelly now resides in Byron, Ga.

Bishop Kelly and Bro. Kerry Collins invites all of you all to come out and be part of this spiritual meeting.

Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers will be playing and singing blue grass gospel Jan. 6. 10:30 Sun. morning.