Calendar of Events

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.


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.


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.



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 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.


QuickBooks Course

Sept. 19-Oct. 10

Holmes Community College will host a 4 week QuickBooks course on Thursday nights from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  The class will start on Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 10.  The class with be held at the Career and Technology Center (vo-tech) at Choctaw County High School.  There is no fee to attend this course.  To register for the course, call the Chamber of Commerce at 662-285-3778 or stop by the office at 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman.



Sept. 19-25

Powerful Holy Ghost power packed Holy Ghost Fire Burning Revival coming to Noxapater under the tent on Hwy. 15, September 19-25 at 7 pm nightly. On Sept. 19 The Hemphills of Nashville will be ministering in word and song at 7 p.m. Come help us sing the glory down. Come expecting healings, deliverances. Tired of religion come for a life changing experience. You may call 956-279-0420 Don Wall, Missionary Evangelist.


Historical & Genealogical Society meeting

Sept. 23

Choctaw County Historical & Genealogical Society welcomes guest speaker, Connie Black, who will bring us “The History of Salem United Methodist Church” on September 23 at 12:00 Noon.  Guest welcome, for more information call:  Margie Gilmer at 285-2356.


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.


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: Change your life today!



VFW meeting

Sept. 14

VFW Post 5569 will meet Saturday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Cagle’s Corner in Ackerman. They meet the second Saturday of each month.


Millsprings MBC 135th year church anniversary, Homecoming celebration

Sept. 21

Millsprings MBC, Weir, will be hosting their 135th year Church Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. at 3 p.m. Saturday will be an outdoor events which will include Gospel Singing featuring The Gospel Travelers & The Gospel Shepards of Weir and many other soloists, choirs and groups.  We will also have various ministers speaking 10-15 mins. each.  We will have ring toss, face painting, bouncers for the children, hot dogs and popcorn for kids for free. Barbecue, hamburger and fish plates for a small donation.  On Sunday afternoon we will climax at 3 p.m. with Rev. Lee Jessie Johnson, Pastor of Monument of Grace Church, Greenwood. Come out and be blessed.


Annual Beauty Pageant-Mathiston

Oct. 12

The Civic League of Mathiston has planned their annual beauty pageant, Miss and Mister Mathiston All Crown Pageant, for Saturday, October 12. The pageant will begin at 2 PM with the doors opening at noon and it will be held in the auditorium at Wood College. The attire is formal wear for from ages 0 and on up. There are 10 age divisions and everyone receives a beautiful crown (boys receive a gift comparable in price)! The entry fee is $35 and includes ALL side events except Most Photogenic. Contestants do not have to live in Mathiston/Webster County to participate. If you’d like to request the paperwork or have other questions, please call Betty Jeffcoats at 662-312-8724 or email