Calendar of Events

The Lucky 13 4-H Club raffle

The Lucky 13 4-H Club is selling chances on gift cards as a fundraiser. They have nine gift cards from area businesses and restaurants. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased at the Choctaw County Extension Office or from a club member. Money raised will help support club activities, contest fees and meeting supplies. For more information call 4-H Club Leaders Tony and Renee Steadman at 285-3445.


All About Bees

July 25

Dr. Jeff Harris, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, will share information on bees and beekeeping including an overview of bees, problems with bees and other pollinators, and the economic value of bees to agriculture. It will be held Thursday, July 25 from 12:00-1:00pm by interactive video at the Choctaw County Extension Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program.  Feel free to bring your lunch.


Cooking Workshops for youth

July 25

This is the last of three cooking workshops for youth that will be held this summer at the Choctaw County Extension Office. The Incredible Edible 5 food groups are for youth 6-9 years of age. It will be held July 25 from 10-11:00 am at the Choctaw County Extension Office.  We will make learn how to build a healthy plate, prepare an incredible edible 4 food-group parfait and do fun activities. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 285-6337.


Kinfolk Family Reunion

July 25

Kinfolk Family Reunion will be in Detroit, MI July 26-28. Our bus will leave Ackerman on Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. and return Sunday, July 28. Come and ride and enjoy the fun with us. For more information call Ernestine Kennedy 662-285-3088 or 662-285-8894.


Gardening in a Glove at Farmers Market July

July 26

The Choctaw County Farmers Market will be held Friday, July 26 from 8 am -noon at the corner of Main and Commerce Streets in Ackerman. A Gardening in a Glove workshop for children will be held between the hours of 9-11 am. Make a glove garden, take it home and watch it grow. No charge. For information on the market call 285-6337.


South Union Campmeeting

July 26-31

Pastor Ed Saunders and the members of South Union United Methodist Church invite you to the 141st Campmeeting at South Union Campground beginning Friday evening, July 26 through Wednesday, July 31. The Camp Meeting preacher is Rev. George Buell with Buddy and Carol Smith serving as song leaders and Janees Garey as the pianist. There are 4 worship services each day – 8 & 11 am and 3 & 7 pm. Special music for evening services include; Saturday – Southern Image Quartet, Sunday – Joyful Noise Quartet, Monday – Buddy Smith, Tuesday – Wells Brothers Quartet, and Wednesday – Ackerman Church of God Praise & Dance Team. For more information, visit the website at


Softball try-outs Houston Heat

July 27

10 u. fast pitch softball tryouts will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 at Houston Softball Field. For more information call: Derick Kirby 456-9526, Ricky Doss 456-4275 and Charlie Cooper 769-0936.


McIntire Family Reunion

July 28

The annual McIntire family reunion will be July 28th at the Chester Community Center. Come and bring your favorite food, enjoy a great day of good food and great fellowship. See you there.



July 28-August 2

Clear Springs Baptist Church would like to invite you to their revival from July 28-August 2. Service will begin each night at 7 p.m. Bro. Kenneth Reaves will be bringing the messages. Bro. Jim Rhodes is pastor.


Back to School Field Day

August 3

The 5th Annual Back to School Field Day will be held on August 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tom Glasgow Park in Ackerman. All school-aged children along with their parents are invited to come out and enjoy unlimited fun and lots of games and activities. Parents, make sure an adult is with your child to sign the consent form to participate. Free school supplies, books and food will be given away. This event is sponsored by the Choctaw County High School Alumni Association. If you need any further information, please contact Dr. I.D. Thomas 601-942-6545, Gladys Ward 662-547-6566, Mary Ervin 662-285-6742 or Ommie Rachel Ashford 662-547-9529.


Revival at New Haven Baptist

Aug. 407

Revival at New Haven Baptist Church, 6690 Stewart-Weir Road, August 4 – 7, 7 p.m. each evening. Rev. Wayne Hudson, Evangelist, will be preaching and Mr. Chris Jenkins, Ackerman Baptist Church, is in charge of the music. Everyone is invited to attend.


NAACP meeting

August 19

The NAACP of Choctaw County will meet August 19 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Hermon Church in Ackerman. New members are welcome. The NAACP meets the third Monday of every month.


Gospel Singing

Sept. 27

Stewart Fire Dept. will host a Gospel Singing on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The groups that will be taking part in the singing are: Little River, Voices of Faith, Family Tradition and Heavenly Journey. There will be no Admission just a love offering that will be taken. Everyone is welcome to come out and join us. For more info please call 662-418-6454.


Hebron Christian School Reception for New Headmaster July 28

A reception will be held to introduce Mr. Jonathan Harper, new headmaster of Hebron Christian School. Hebron Baptist Church will host the reception in the school’s library on July 28, 2013, from 2-4. The public is invited to attend.


Beginning Beekeeping workshop

August 10

Workshop on beginning beekeeping from 9-noon at the Mississippi Modern Homestead Center near Starkville, MS.  Contact Alison Buehler (; 662-694-0124).  Capacity is 40 people; $25.00 registration plus a light lunch.  See