Calendar of Events

AHS Graduates
If you graduated between the years of 2001-2007, we still have your
cumulative folders. These folders include such information as state
test scores, copies of birth certificates, and copies of immunization
reports. The cumulative folders will be available until May 1. After
this date, we will destroy these records. If you wish to pick up your
cumulative folder, please come by Ackerman High School between 7:30
a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Little Mr. or Miss Pageant
Deadline April 12
The Ladies of the Rho Nu Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Incorporated will be hosting their 1st Little Mr. or Miss Zeta
Royalty Pageant on April 20 for males and females ages 2-16. Anyone
wanting to participate please contact the pageant coordinators
Lasonja Hardy (662-967-0008) or Marquita Cooper (662-967-2533).

VFW meeting
April 13
Notice: The VFW meeting will be held Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m.
at Cagle’s Corner in Ackerman.

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 with the opening ceremony at 8:45
a.m. 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. Follow the signs when entering Choctaw Lake. Call the
Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce to volunteer or for more
information at 662-285-3778.

Reform Baseball Park Can Collection
April 20
Bring your cans (not crushed) to the Reform Ball Park from 9 a.m.-11
a.m. to help raise funds to create a walking track around the park.

Weir School Alumni Day Registration
deadline April 20
The annual Weir School Alumni Day will be held on April 27 at Weir
Attendance Center. The registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the
alumni meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. Lunch reservations are
available until April 20. All former students, teachers,
administrators, and friends are invited to attend. Classes can
reserve a room for group meetings. For more information or to make a
reservation call 662-387-4757.

Benefit for Jonathan Pollard
April 27
A benefit will be held for Jonathan Pollard on Saturday, April 27
from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center in Choctaw
County. Lunch and supper will be served throughout the day (donations
will be accepted). Lunch: Chicken spaghetti or spaghetti with
coleslaw, garlic bread, dessert, and tea
Supper: Chili or soup with crackers, cornbread, dessert, and tea.
Activities during the day will include: a dessert walk, musical
entertainment, small and large item raffles
Jonathan Pollard was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November
2012. He began chemotherapy treatments in January 2013. His insurance
does not cover all of the treatment costs, and he needs some
assistance with the outstanding medical bills.

15th Annual AHS School Reunion
April 27
On Saturday, April 27, former classmates, teachers, coaches,
administrators and friends will gather on the AHS Campus for their
annual school reunion. The meeting begins in the Ty Cobb Complex at
noon with registration and a Silent Auction until 2 pm. All proceeds
from the Silent Auction support four graduating seniors from AHS. The
program begins at 2 pm in the auditorium. The Ackerman School Reunion
Group was organized in 1998 and is made up of former students,
administrators and friends of AHS. The purpose of the annual meeting
is renewing friendships and supporting the school. There is no cost
for the event

Fundraiser trail ride upcoming
May 3-5
The Webster Search and Rescue Team will be having a fundraiser trail
ride on May 3-5 on Mount Vernon Road in Webster County. Cost for the
weekend will be $20/adults, $10/kids (12 and under). Day riders can
come and enjoy the ride only on Saturday for $10/adults, $5/kids (12
and under). Breakfast and supper will be provided on Saturday (day
riders can enjoy the meals for an extra $5). The weekend stay will be
primitive camping/no hookups. Saturday night entertainment will be
provided. Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact
John Ballard at 662-552-1176 or Mitch Jackson at 662-552-8431.

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

Controlling Fire Ants April 11
Dr. Blake Layton, Entomologist with MSU Extension Service will share
the facts and fiction about controlling fire ants in your home
landscape and lawn. The public is invited to attend this free program
which will be presented by interactive video on Thursday, April 11
from 12:00-1:00 at the Choctaw County Extension Office. Feel free to
bring your lunch. For information, call 285-6337.

Remember of
Tornado fellowship services April 21
Millspring M.B.C.-Fellowship Services in Remembrance of the Tornado
of April 24, 2010. Millspring M.B.C. will be having fellowship
services which will be held on April 21, 2013 during regular worship
services, beginning at 11 a.m. We will be remembering the 3rd year
anniversary of the tornado that hit and devastated our community.
All of the surrounding churches and communities are invited to attend
this event.

Plant Swamp, workshops
April 26
The Town of Weir and Choctaw County Master Gardeners will host a
Plant Swap and Workshops on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Weir Community Center, 336 Front Street, Weir. Bring a
plant and swap it for a new perennial or annual for your garden.
Additional plants will also be for sale if you do not choose to swap.
Great Presentations will be given by Dr. Lelia Kelly “Grandmother’s
Garden” and Dr. Jeff Wilson “Lawn Care.” Admission is $10 and will
include lunch and presentations. The public is invited to attend.
This is a great opportunity to meet new gardeners and obtain great
free plants! Please call the Choctaw County Extension office for
reservations: Juli Hughes 285-6337 or