Calendar of Events

AES Pre-k registration March 18-22
Pre-k registration for AES will be Mar. 18th – 22nd. The children
will register for a time to have a screening done at the school
between Mar. 25th and April 5th. Students may register during the
screening time period as well.
For registration, students will need birth certificate, shot record,
social security card, and 3 proofs of residency. You may contact the
school at 285-4052 to schedule an appointment or if you have any

The Amazing World of Azaleas March 21
Thursday, March 21 from 12:00-1:00pm at Choctaw County Extension
Office. Dr. Wayne Porter will discuss proper selection and care of
azaleas. Program conducted by interactive video. Everyone is invited
to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Ragtime Jazz
Festival March 22
On March 22, MSU Libraries will sponsor Templeton Ragtime Jazz
Festival. It will begin at 9 a.m. and end 10 p.m. at the Mitchell
Memorial Library, Templeton Museum. Cost of admission is $50. You
may contact Stephen Cunetto at 662-325-8542 or You may also log onto for more information. Join
us for concerts, seminars, and tours of the Museum during our 7th
annual festival celebrating the music of the ragtime era.

Dedication of
Providence Family Life Center March 24
Providence Baptist Church invites you to the dedication of the
Providence Family Life Center on March 24 at 3 p.m. Come join us and
celebrate with us this special event in the Lord. Refreshments will
be provided.

BBQ Lunch
March 24
Ackerman United Methodist Church is having a BBQ Lunch on Sunday,
March 24 from noon-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Lunch consists of:
Pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, French bread and homemade
dessert. $7/adult $4/children 12 and under. Dine in or Take out.
Tickets can be purchased from Kim Harrison, Jean Cooper, Jill Furr,
Cinda Markham, Traci Mongeon, Ashley Williams. You may also purchase
a ticket the day of the lunch.

Gordon Family
March 24
The annual Gordon Family Reunion will be held at the Panhandle
Community Center in Choctaw County on Sunday, March 24 with lunch
being served at noon followed by a cakewalk. You are also welcome to
attend the worship services at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church at 11
am. All descendents of William and Eliza Jane Farrar Gordon are
urged to attend and friends and neighbors of the family are welcome.

Computer skills class
March 25-April 29
Holmes Community College Workforce Development will have a six week
basic computer skills class from March 25-April 29 on Monday nights
from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Wood Institute in Mathiston. Cost $10 per
person and include a USB drive. Learn now to use email, the internet
and Microsoft Word. For registration contact Slade Redwine at

Weir Baptist Church Easter Musical
March 27
M&M’s will present their Easter musical, Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm.
Refreshments and fellowship after the program.

Herbicide Use for Weed Control
March 28
Thursday, March 28 from 12:00-1:00pm at Choctaw County Extension
Office. Crabgrass, dallisgrass and other weeds are fighting for space
in your yard. Dr. John Byrd will present the program by interactive
video. Everyone is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to
bring your lunch.

Passion Walk
March 29
The 7th Annual PASSION WALK will be held on Good Friday, March 29 at
noon at the walking track in Ackerman.Come and pray the story of the
passion of Jesus who died for us…and then attend our Easter sunrise
service at 7 am, Church of God, Easter Sunday March 31, to hear how
God raised Jesus from the dead! This year leading our prayer at each
lantern are: Bethlehem Baptist, Calvin & Friends, Ackerman Baptist,
St Lukes FGB, Ackerman Methodist, Concord Baptist, Brothers in
Christ, Enon Pres, Church of God and the Catholic community. We will
conclude our walk around 1pm…don’t miss this opportunity to pray
and to continue to thank our awesome God for the gifts of LOVE.

Gospel Singing
March 30
Rev. Larry Mays of Red Hill MB Church, Eupora, will be having a
gospel singing on March 30 at 5 pm, but the doors will open at 4 pm.
The groups will be: The Cork’s Sisters, The Cork Singers, True
Magnifiers, MVP Choir, The Gospel Travelers. Admission is free. For
more information please call Sis Willie Pryor 662-753-9208.

Ackerman Church of God to host Easter Community Sunrise service
March 31
Ackerman Church of God will host the Easter Community Sunrise service
this year on Sunday morning, March 31 at 7 a.m. The Ackerman Church
of God choir will lead Praise and Worship under the direction of
Donna McKay. Bro. Danny Irving, pastor of Ackerman Baptist Church
will bring the Easter message. Immediately following the service Enon
Cumberland Presbyterian will host a pancake breakfast at the Enon
C.P. Lighthouse. ACOG Pastor Greg Chamblee and congregation invite
you to come and worship that Jesus Christ is Risen! The church is
located at 8162 Hwy. 12 West and for more information call 285-8912.

Ladies Conference
April 5
Providence Baptist Church will have their 7th Annual Ladies
Conference on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Mara
Fields of Pontotoc with praise and worship music by Nicole Oswalt and
Shelia Pearson. Come join us for a night of music, worship and fun.
Refreshments and door prizes will immediately follow the service.
Nursery will be provided.

Flea Market
April 6
A Choctaw County Flea Market will be held April 6 in Ackerman. There
is no vendor fee. Applications are available at the Choctaw County
Extension Office and Broken Wings Ministry in Ackerman. For
information, contact Judi Cooper 285-7593 or Choctaw County Extension
Office 285-6337 or by email:

Women’s Conference April 6-7
Ackerman Church of God will host a Women’s Conference April 6-7 with
guest speaker Dorlene Harris and Teressa Smith Hooper will lead
Praise and Worship. The conference is entitled “Daughters of the
King”. Registration will be from 5-6pm on Saturday; Worship service
beings at 6pm and Sunday Worship service will begin at 10:45am.
Registration forms are available at Pap’s, Cuttin’ Up, Chamber of
Commerce office or for more information call 662-418-3096. Admission
is $15 before March 15th and at the door $20. The church is located
at 8162 Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman. Come and worship with your sisters in
Christ and be blessed!

Chamber of Commerce 25th Celebration
April 13
The Chamber of Commerce along with the Economic Development
Foundation will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a potluck on
Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. The Chamber of
Commerce will provide the entrée and drinks. Bring your family and
favorite dish to celebrate 25 years of success. Please RSVP if you
plan to attend 662-285-3778

NAACP meeting
April 15
The NAACP of Choctaw County will meet April 15 at 6 p.m. at Mt.
Hermon Church in Ackerman. New members are welcome. The NAACP meets
the third Monday of every month. .

Kids Fishing Rodeo at Choctaw Lake
April 20
All children ages 15 and under are invited to fish on Saturday, April
20 at Choctaw Lake. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the
pavilion in the campground area. A parent/guardian must attend with
each child to sign a release waiver. Fishing will be from 9 – 11
a.m. with Farm Bureau providing lunch for the kids afterwards.
Volunteers are needed for the day of the event. Call the Choctaw
County Chamber of Commerce to volunteer or for more information at

Vendor Space Available for French Camp Pioneer Day
Applications are now being taken for vendor space for French Camp
Pioneer Day on May 11. Spaces open to arts & crafts vendors selling
items including, antiques, jewelry, woodcrafts, needle arts, leather
crafts, etc. Historic artisans and arts & crafts demonstrators are
welcome, too. Contact Tekoa Miller at or (662)
547-6482. To download an online application, visit

JuneFest Vendor Applications
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications
from food and arts and crafts vendors for JuneFest. JuneFest will be
held Saturday, June 1st in downtown Ackerman. To request an
application please call 662-285-3778 or e-mail