Calendar of Events

Purchase chances on gift basket

The Choctaw County High School band and Band Boosters would like to thank each and every person or business who donated any item(s) to our Pride Table Gift Basket”. If you would like to purchase a chance on the Pride Table Gift Basket, contact the CCHS office, the CCHS Band hall or any Charger Pride band member. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Thank you again for all of your support.

Chester business meeting Oct. 3

There will be a business meeting at the Chester Community Center, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Homecoming

Oct. 6

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will have Homecoming services on October 6 at 10:45 a.m. Services will feature Singing, Preaching, Dinner on the Grounds.

Revival

Oct. 6-9

Providence Baptist Church will have a Revival on October 6 – 9. Sunday Services will be 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with services nightly starting at 7 p.m. Rev. T.J. Jennings will be bringing the message and song service will be delivered by Bill Taylor.

4-H Pet Club to meet Oct. 7

The Choctaw County 4-H Pet Club will meet Monday, October 7 at 6 pm in the 4-H Building (old Prairie Opportunity building across the street from the Library) in Ackerman.  Dr. Rita Morris is the club leader. All youth 8-18 years of age are invited to attend. There is no charge to join 4-H.  For information, call 285-6337.

Preparing for Holiday Photos

October 10

Learn about “Shooting a Better Portrait” including backgrounds, clothing choices, mergers, lighting and other tips to help you and your family look their best. This program will be held October 10 from noon-1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Extension Office. For more information, call 285-6337. This program is free to the public.

French Camp Harvest Festival

October 12

French Camp, MS.  Features a grand auction of homegrown and handcrafted items beginning at 9:30 AM in the French Camp Academy gymnasium. Quilts, pottery, woodcrafts, produce, artwork, and jewelry are some of the items for auction.  The Country Store features more of the same already priced. Concessions are available. At noon the auction stops for dinner on the grounds behind the FCA dining hall, and resumes at 1:00.

Craft demonstrators, musicians, and concessions will be available in the Natchez Trace Historic District, also.

French Camp is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 181, the intersection with MS Hwy 413.For more information visit www.frenchcamp.org or call (662) 547-6482.

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 ashabbychic@yahoo.com.

King Reunion

Oct. 13

The descendants of Ben and Annie Franks King will hold their annual reunion on Sunday, October 13 at the Chester Community Center.  All family and friends are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish, join everyone for lunch and enjoy the fellowship!

Health Fair

Oct. 15

The public is invited to attend our annual health fair Tuesday, October 15 from 11am until 3pm at the Community Center in Ackerman.  Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the event. Refreshments will be served.   The health fair is sponsored by Choctaw County Farm Bureau with assistance from MSU Extension Service-Choctaw County and Pioneer Community Hospital of Choctaw. For more information, contact Frances Odom at 662-285-7448.

Angels Trumpets

October 17

Learn about this tropical plant and how to grow it in your night garden for beautiful flowers and wonderful fragrance. This program will be held October 17 from noon-1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Extension Office. For more information, call 285-6337. This program is free to the public.

Pastor Appreciation Celebration Oct. 19

Come out and help us celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month with our Pastor and First Lady, Rev. Lyndon B and Thelma Geeter. We also would like to take this time to celebrate all Pastors and First Ladies in the Community to join us in this great celebration. This occasion will take place in First Unity Life Center on October 19, 2013 at 5 p.m. You can contact Clara Hemphill at 662-547-9671 for your tickets.

Digital Camera Workshop

October 21

Bring your digital camera and learn how to take effective pictures. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Chamber of Commerce Office. Class is limited to 12 participants. Call 285-6337 to register.

Scarecrow Trail

Oct. 21-31

Organizations, businesses, churches and individuals are encouraged to have a family-friendly scarecrow in the Scarecrow Trail. Entries should be turned in October 21 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Walking Track on Main Street in Ackerman. Scarecrows will be on display through the end of October. Awards will be given for Most Creative and People’s Choice Award. For rules and application, call 285-6337 or email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu.

Jack-O-Lantern Jam

Oct. 26

Jack-O-Lantern Jam will be from 4 -8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 in Downtown Ackerman.  Participants are needed to participate in trunk or treat, set up carnival games and food booths.  If your business, school group, church or club is interested in participating or have questions please contact the Chamber of Commerce for a registration form at 662-285-3778.  MSU Extension will be hosting the scarecrow contest and pumpkin carving/decorating contest.  For more information about these activities please contact the Extension office at 662-285-6337.

Tips for Making Beef & Deer Jerky Oct 31

Tips for making beef and deer jerky will be held Oct. 31 from noon-1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Extension Office. This program is free to the public. Call 285-6337 for more information.

Flea Market

Nov. 2

The Choctaw County Flea Market will be held Saturday, November 2 in Ackerman.  There is no vendor fee. Applications are available at the Choctaw County Extension Office, Broken Wings and Chamber of Commerce Office.  For information, call flea market chairman Judi Cooper 285-7593 or Extension Office 285-6337.

Homecoming Services Nov. 2

Homecoming services at Huntsville Presbyterian Church will be Sunday, November 3 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with dinner on the grounds to follow.

Civil War round table set

The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table meets Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Conference Room, Golden Triangle Planning and Development Building, 106 Miley Road, Starkville. Please park and enter at the rear of the building. Speaker Tom Parsons, Corinth Interpretive Center, National Park Service, will discuss “Contraband.”

Everyone interested in Civil War history is welcome to attend.