Calendar of Events

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.

2nd Annual Panhandle Community Day

Oct. 19

The 2nd Annual Panhandle Community Day will be held Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Panhandle School Community Building. Everyone is welcome. Booth Fees are only $5 with no preregistration necessary. A great time to find unusual items, a wide variety of crafts, food, and to connect with family and friends.  For more information call  Brenda Cagle 779-0381 or Ruby Reid 831-0061.

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.

Homecoming BCBC Oct. 20

Homecoming at Blythe Creek Baptist Church, Mathiston, will be October 20. Singing starts at 10 a.m. and preaching starts at 11 a.m. Lunch will be in the Fellowship Hall after service. Everyone is invited to attend.

Digital Camera Workshop Oct 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.

“Business in the Electronic World” meeting Oct. 21

The Chamber of Commerce will host, “Business in the Electronic World,” on Monday, October 21 at 6 p.m. in the J.P. Coleman Building at 55 East Quinn Street.  This event is free for Chamber members and $5 for future members of the Chamber.  Learn from a business owner here in the county how they have used a web site and social media to drive their sales.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by Friday, October 18, if you plan to attend.

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

AARP Driving Course

Oct. 22

An AARP Refresher Driving Course will be taught on Tuesday, October 22 from noon-4 p.m. at Enon Presbyterian Church. A percentage discount is usually honored by most car insurance companies. For more information call 285-6530 or 285-6484. Mark your calendar for this important date.

Historical & Genealogical Society Oct. 23

Choctaw County Historical & Genealogical Society welcomes members and guests to join us on 23 October 2013 @ 11:30 in the Meeting Room at Choctaw County Public Library – bring a dish if you wish.  Emory Morgan, Dowser and Lauren Ruth (Medium Lauren) will be our guest.  After lunch we will adjourn to Enon Cemetery for a dowsing demonstration.  For more information call Margie Simpson Gilmer at 662-285-2356.

Hayride, Hamburger Supper

Oct. 26

Hayride and Hamburger or Hotdog Supper at Union Volunteer Fire Dept. on Oct 26. Starts serving at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 per family. Everybody is invited to come. If you have any questions you can call Lacy Dean @ 744-0556 or Ricky Dean @ 552-6263.

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.


organizational meeting Oct. 28

All Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce members are asked to attend or send a representative from their business to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. in the J.P. Coleman Building.  At this meeting members will adopt by-laws and elect a Board of Directors to guide and govern the organization.  If you have any questions or would like a copy of the by-laws please call the Chamber of Commerce at 285-3788 or stop by the office at 55 East Quinn Street in Ackerman.


Tips for Making Beef & Deer Jerky

October 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.

Fundraiser for Animal Shelter

Nov. 2

The Choctaw Co. Animal Shelter will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, November 2 from 9am-4pm.  It will be located in Enon’s Lighthouse Bldg.  There will be local craftsmen booths, food, and games for the kids.  $1 admission.  For more info contact Angela Paine at 285-8996.

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.

Benefit for Tammy Talley Hadley

Nov. 2

Benefit for Tammy Talley Hadley, daughter of Denton and Betty Talley on Saturday November 2. Proceeds will be used to cover Funeral Expenses for Ernest Clifford Hadley III. The benefit will be held at Stewart Fire Dept., Hwy. 82, Stewart, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hamburger plates will be $6 and hotdog plates will be $5. There will also be a cake walk and auction. Raffle tickets will also be sold on a chance for $100 and a Flower Fruit Block Quilt.

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.