Calendar of Events

Gospel singing
A gospel music jubilee will be at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Gore Springs
Community Center. Admission is $5.
Featured groups will be the Trailsmen, the Tracemen, Redeemed and
Chosen Road.

Friends of
the Library
The regular meeting of the Eupora Friends of the Library will be
March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Public Library. The
guest speaker will be Peggy A. Keady from Kosciusko, who will also
sign copies of her new book, “Glimpses of Glory.” Lunch will be
available for a nominal fee.

Basic computer
skills class
Holmes Workforce Development will offer a basic six-week computer
skills class March 25-April 29 at the Wood Institute campus in
Participants will learn how use email, the Internet and Microsoft Word.
The class will be taught Mondays from 5-7 p.m. and the cost is $10 a
person (includes a USB drive). For registration contact Slade Redwine
at 227-2349.

Quick Bites
Bring your lunch and join these upcoming “Quick Bites” programs,
which are held at the Webster County Extension Office from noon-1 pm.
Call 258-3971 to register for each:
• March 14 – iPad Basics
Jamie Varner, Extension instructor. The iPad is quickly becoming a
favorite for a variety of reasons including flexibility, portability,
engagement, intriguing apps and more. Join us to learn helpful iPad
“tips and tricks.”
• March 21 – The Amazing World of Azaleas
Dr. Wayne Porter, area Extension agent, Azaleas are native to many
parts of the world. Proper selection and care will provide blooms
from early spring until the first frost.
• March 28 – Herbicide Use for Weed Control
Dr. John Byrd, Extension and Research professor, Along with the green
grass, there may be other green things like weeds! Crabgrass,
dallisgrass and other weeds are fighting for space in your yard. Join
Byrd for updates on MSMA crabgrass herbicide.

Fitness class
Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and the Controllers Generation II 4H Club
Health, Fitness and Nutrition Let it RIP (Recreation Intervention
Program) personal fitness trainer Jacob Harris provides a fun and
motivating fitness class that puts the fun back into getting fit.
This class gives children and adults the knowledge and confidence
they need to make exercise a part of life. The classes are held at
West Oktibbeha County High School. For more information on joining
these free classes, contact Rose Coffey Graham at (662) 242-7962.

Story Hour
Story Hour at the Maben Public Library is every Friday at 10 a.m.
Come enjoy stories, music and other fun learning experiences for ages
3 to 6.

Story Time
Story Time at Webster County Public Library in Eupora is every
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend and
enjoy stories and activities.

AA meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and
Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora in
the Education Conference Room.

Bingo at VFW
Bingo is every Saturday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora.

Longview Opry
Enjoy music, refreshments and fun at the Longview Opry on Highway 12
in Longview every Saturday at 7 p.m. Talent is welcome. Admission is

Church News
Mt. Vernon
wildlife supper
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will host a wildlife supper March 9
starting at 4:30 p.m.
Donations will be accepted, with proceeds going toward medical
expenses of cancer patient Catherin Crutchfield.
Entertainment will be provided. The church is located at 634 Center

FBC Eupora
• OCC: In 2013, FBC Eupora hopes to make a bigger impact with
Operation Christmas Child. As part of the effort to have 300 boxes
for the Packing Party in November, it is conducting an Item of the
Month collection. For the month of March, the church is collecting
small Easter toys that would fit into a shoebox, for girls, boys and
babies, and Ziploc bags. Drop off donations or for more information,
contact the church office at 258-3491.

• Relay for Life: The FBC Eupora Relay for Life Team will be “Walking
for a Cure.”
Everyone is encouraged to donate the monetary amount of their shoe
size, or more, as the team sees how far it can “walk” around the
church to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For example,
if you wear a size 8 shoe, you would donate $8, and your “footprint”
will be placed along the “walk” around the church.
For more information about “Walking for a Cure,” contact Wendy Cook,
FBC Eupora team captain, or the church office at 258-3491.

• WCU mission trip: Sarah Beth Sewell of William Carey University is
the granddaughter of Dean and Sue Hall of Eupora.
She will be going with the Carpenter’s Wood vocal Ensemble at WCU on
a mission trip to the Cayman Islands to work with Randy von Kanel, a
WCU graduate working on the Islands. The trip will be in May.
Keep Sarah Beth in your prayers and if you would like to donate to
the mission trip, please make your check out to SARAH BETH SEWELL and
send it to FBC Eupora, P.O. Box 268, Eupora, MS 39744.
W. Va. mission trip: FBC Eupora is planning a mission trip this
summer to West Virginia to help with construction projects and
backyard bible schools. Tentative dates are for the week of July 21.
For more information, to make a donation for the church-planting
project or to join the FBC Eupora mission trip, contact the church
office at 258-3491.

• Creative Kidz: Join First Baptist Church of Eupora for Creative
Kidz for children in grades 1-6. The new music and drama program is
designed to challenge a child’s creativity.
Led by Rachael Barnett, the new creative arts program will be held
from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. After Creative Kidz, children can go
to the Family Life Center for the evening meal. Teenagers will eat at
5:30 p.m. GAs, RAs and Mission Friends will follow at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about Creative Kidz, contact the FBC Eupora
church office at 258-3491.

• RADA fundraiser: The First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry is
having a RADA Cutlery fundraiser to help offset the costs of summer
camp for children in grades 1-6 this year. Catalog is available
online at
For more information about the fundraiser, to place an order or for
more information about children’s summer camp, contact FBC Eupora’s
Children’s Minister Anita Russell at 258-3491.

Register now for D-KIDS set for March 23-24 at Dorroh Lake. The one-
day worship and ministry event is designed for children in grades
1-6. Fee is $15 and includes a T-shirt. The deadline is March 8. For
more information and to register for the event, contact Anita Russell
at 258-3491.

Lollars Grove
Lollars Grove Baptist Church of Eupora will host a benefit for the
Bill Bright family on March 16. Pulled pork plates with sides will be
sold for donation only, and will be available for pickup at the
church beginning at 3 p.m. This is to assist with recent medical
expenses associated with Cole Bright’s heart surgery. For more
information, call Scott McBride at 258-3516 or 552-3516.

FBC Mathiston
Easter egg hunt
Bring your Easter basket and come hunt eggs with Walt Disney
characters at 2 p.m. March 23 at First Baptist Church of Mathiston.
Plenty of eggs to hunt and prizes will be given away. The church will
have a booth with a professional photographer ready to capture your
little one’s memories or you can bring your own camera and make your
A donation of $10 per person or $20 per family will go to the Webster
County Relay for Life.

March for Jesus
The annual “March for Jesus” parade begins at 10 a.m. March 30 in
Ackerman in front of town pavilion. For more information email

Old smartphones
needed for IMB
Do you have an old smartphone you aren’t using anymore? Have you
upgraded and your old one is just lying around? The International
Mission Board has a purpose for it.
James Carpenter (Bro. William Carpenter’s brother) is on the
technical support team for the IMB in the North Africa/Middle East
region. The team is developing apps for smartphones that will assist
in dealing with the work among those people. Various types and
versions of operating systems are needed for testing these new apps.
If you would like to donate an old smartphone, check the criteria
listed on the First Baptist Church website at If
you don’t have an old phone but you would like to contribute toward
the purchase of phones, contact the church office at 258-3491.