Calendar of Events

Choir Workshop and Musical

Aug. 29-31

The Peter’s Rock Temple Church Of God In Christ Music Department presents Choir Workshop & Musical “Praising With a Purpose” August 29-31. Workshop classes will be held Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., followed by choir rehearsal. Registration $15. Final rehearsal on Saturday at 10 a.m. Musical will be Saturday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Musical guests are Evangelist Barbara Jackson-Sago, International Vice President Church of God In Christ- Music Department, and Predestined of Louisville. For more information call (662)-323-5119.

Springhill School reunion Aug. 31

Springhill School reunion (Webster County) will be Aug. 31 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Springhill School building. The school operated from 1927-57. Anyone who attended the school is invited, along with their spouse. Potluck lunch will be at noon; bring your favorite dish. For more information, call Thomas James at 662-226-4393.

Composting for Your Home & Garden

Sept. 12

What’s in your dirt? Does your soil need a boost or a little conditioner to make your plants flourish? Join Dr. Bill Evans, Truck Crops Experiment Station, as he shares why and how to create the best compost to build up your soil. It will be held Thursday, September 12 from 12 pm-1pm by interactive video at the Choctaw Choctaw Extension  Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Snack donations needed Deadline Sept. 15

Pre-packaged individual snacks that do not require refrigeration are being collected for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson as part of the “Adopt-A-Floor” program. Individual wrapped items such as crackers, granola, fruit bars, chips, pudding, spaghettio’s, snack cakes, fruit cups, pop-top soups or other pop-top canned items. These items can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office in the J.P. Coleman Building on 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman until September 15. If you have any questions contact April Jones between 5 – 7 p.m. at 662-285-9279 or the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778.

What’s for Lunch? Back in the Routine But Out of the Rut! Sept. 26

Summer is over and everyone is settling into their routine again. But don’t settle on poor nutrition! In honor of Better Breakfast Month, and a new school year, we will look at easy and healthy options to start your day, and to pack for lunch to keep you going through that mid-afternoon crash. If you have been too busy to stop and get a better nutrition plan in place, this workshop will give you ideas to help you get started. Presenter: Mandy Conrad, Health and Wellness Educator, MSU Longest Student Health Center

It will be held Thursday, September 26 from 12 pm-1pm by interactive video at the Choctaw Extension  Office – Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. The public is invited to attend this free program. Feel free to bring your lunch.

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.

ACOG to host singing September 1

The Ackerman Church of God will host a singing with the Briar Ridge Quartet from the Tupelo Church of God Sunday, September 1 at 6pm. The church will be selling spaghetti plates from 4:30-5:30pm for $5 per plate or $20 for a family. Come out and fellowship together and be blessed by the Briar Ridge Quartet! For more information contact Pastor James Little at 662-308-8314.

Developing Your Business Plan

Sept. 4

This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan.  The parts of the business plan are explained, i.e., industry research, description of company products and services, identify target customer groups and a marketing plan. This seminar will be held on Sept. 4 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the MSU Business Incubator Building at 60 Technology Blvd., Starkville. To register go to www.mssbdc.org and click on Workshop Schedule or if you have questions call 662-325-8684.  This event is sponsored by the MSU Small Business Development Center.

Carolyn Womack benefit

Sept. 14

Calvary Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit for member Carolyn Womack, who has survived an illness after being hospitalized more than two months, including three weeks in intensive care. Calvary Baptist is asking for help from sister churches, community organizations, businesses and individuals to donate items for an auction or buy a meal. The benefit will be Sept. 14 at the Sherwood Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. Martin Carden at 418-3585, Clarence Boatman at 258-6743 or Sarah Harrison at 552-8180.

Revival

Sept. 15-18

Revival at Bethsaida Baptist Church in French Camp will be held Sept. 15-18 with 11 a.m. Sunday Morning service and 7 p.m. services each evening. Evangelist will be Bro. Jim Pender and the Music will be Bro. T.R. Darsey. Everyone is invited and welcomed!

Starting a Business- First Steps

Sept. 18

Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin?  This seminar outlines the basic steps to starting a business.  This seminar will be held on Sept. 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the MSU Business Incubator Building at 60 Technology Blvd., Starkville.  To register go to www.mssbdc.org and click on Workshop Schedule or if you have questions call 662-325-8684.  This event is sponsored by the MSU Small Business Development Center.

Earn your GED

Earn Your GED! Tuition is absolutely Free! Mississippi Youth CalleNGe Academy features a structured Environment, with a focus on Job Training, Social Skills and Self discipline. Critical in Today’s tough job market! Other Academic Opportunities include: High School Diploma, College Classes through a local University and Nationally certified Construction skills! We are designed to meet the needs of Today’s “at risk” youth! We accept both Male and Female Applicants, 16 to 18 years of age. For information call: 1-800-507-6253 Or visit us at our web site: www.ngycp.org/state/ms Change your life today!