Calendar of Events

Applicator TrainingFeb. 7 The Choctaw County Extension Service will offer a Pesticide Applicator Training at 9 am on Thursday, February 7 at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman. There is a $10 training course fee. Registration is required by calling (662)285-6337. If you have any questions, please contact Darrell Banks, Agriculture & Natural Resources/ 4-H Agent by calling 662-285-6337 or emailing dbanks@msstate.edu.

Lucky 13 4-H Club to meet Feb. 7 The Lucky 13 4-H Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm in the 4-H building (old Prairie Opportunity building across from Library) in Ackerman. Meetings last about one hour. This is for youth ages 8-18. There is no charge to join 4-H. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension office at 285-6337 or Tony & Renee Steadman, Club Leaders, at 285-3445.

VFW meeting Feb. 7 The VFW will meet February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Pap’s Place in Ackerman.

Historical Highlight Luncheon Feb. 12 Paul Nasekos will be the speaker for French Camp’s February 12 Historical Highlight Luncheon. His topic will be “The Essential Community that Makes FCA Possible.” The luncheon starts at noon at French Camp Presbyterian Church; the public is welcome. Cost is $2.

Paul and his wife Jeannette served as dorm parents at French Camp Academy from 1987 to 1997. Paul worked in public relations, wrote articles for the school paper, taught high school, started a discipleship ministry, and preached often both at the school and around the state of Mississippi. He produced and directed 9 plays and musicals while at FCA, including Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz and The Miracle Worker. RSVP to Mary Nell Coblentz: marynellcoblentz@gmail.com or 547-6520.

Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner Fundraiser Feb. 15 The Weir Baseball Team is sponsoring a Chicken Plate Lunch/Dinner fundraiser on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Plates are $6 which includes cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and dessert. Pick up at the Weir cafeteria or we will deliver locally. To place an order please call 547-7079 ext. 106, Andy Young – 803-2217 or Angie Stevenson – 285-7095.

Fabulous Fridays in February Feb. 15 Everyone is invited to join us for Fabulous Friday programs! Feel free to bring your lunch. Ashley Peeples Fondren, Program Coordinator with Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion at MSU will do a presentation and food demo on Feb. 15 from noon-1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman. If you can’t stay the entire time, leave when you need to. There is no charge to attend! Door prizes! Sample healthy foods! Program sponsors are Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw, Gentiva Home Health and MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County.

4-H Horse Club Interest Meeting Feb. 18 Choctaw County 4-H is in the process of adding a new special interest 4-H Horse Club. All youth, aged 8-18, are welcome to attend this meeting. Members do not have to own a horse to be part of this club; just have an interest in horses. This meeting will be held Monday, February 18 at 6 pm, at the Choctaw County Extension office. For more information, please contact 4-H Agent, Darrell Banks at 662-285-6337 or dbanks@ext.msstate.edu

Credit Control Credit Control. Learn how credit past can affect your financial future, credit scoring, how to find & read a credit report & more. For more information call Choctaw County MSU Extension Office at 662-285-6337. 21st Annual

Sweetheart Pageant The 21st Annual Sweetheart Pageant practice and registration will be held February 19 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Weir Attendance Center. Registration forms may be picked up at Leonard’s 3-Way, French Camp Elementary, WAC, Sunflower, “I Can” Child Care Learning Center, Main Street Fabric, Ackerman Elementary, Ackerman High School and Prewitt Photography. The Sweetheart Pageant will be held Saturday, March 2 at WAC.

Basics of Growing Perennials February 21, noon–1 pm The perfect plants in the right places will make your garden nearly maintenance free… Presented by Dr. Wayne Porter, Horticulture Agent. This program is presented by interactive video at Choctaw County Extension Office. There is no cost to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information call Choctaw County MSU Extension Office at 662-285-6337.

Fabulous Fridays in February Feb. 22 Everyone is invited to join us for Fabulous Friday programs! Feel free to bring your lunch. Krista Blaylock, FNP-C with Pioneer Family Medical of Weir will teach everyone about Cholesterol then Pam Awad, Nutrition Educator will do a food demo of Fresh Garlic Dressing on Feb. 22 from noon-1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman. If you can’t stay the entire time, leave when you need to. There is no charge to attend! Door prizes! Sample healthy foods! Program sponsors are Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw, Gentiva Home Health and MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County.

Love Harvest True Restoration Christian Church, of Sturgis, is sponsoring a Love Harvest Program on February 23 at 3 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center. The speaker for this event will be Rev. Burkey Thompson, pastor of Macedonia M.B.C., of Sallis. There will be choirs and guest soloists on this program. Dinner will be served at a donation of $10.50 per plate. Dinner will consist of steak or chicken, baked potato, green beans, salad, dessert and drink. Carry plates will be available at 2 p.m. For more information contact Rena McNeal at 662-387-7102.

Tips for Meals On The Go! February 28, noon–1 pm If you’re living life in the fast lane, preparing tasty and nutritious meals can be a challenge. Join Registered Dietitian Carol Ball to learn some tips to simplify meal time in a healthy way. This program is presented by interactive video at Choctaw County Extension Office. There is no cost to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch. For more information call Choctaw County MSU Extension Office at 662-285-6337.

Civil War Round Table to meer The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday, February 12, at the Golden Triangle Planning & Development Bldg., 106 Miley Road, (in the Industrial Park area) on the west side of Starkville. Refreshments at 6:30. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Aaron Crawford will speak on the topic, “U. S. Grant Memories.” Visitors welcomed.

Cooking & Crafts 4-H Club The Cooking & Crafts 4-H Club meets once a month in the Panhandle Community. This club is for youth ages 8-18 and meetings last about one hour. There is no charge to join 4-H. For more information, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 or Jennifer Juarez, Club Leader, at 633-2128.