Calendar of events

Annual Fern Sale

The Choctaw County Career and Technology Center is having their Annual Fern Sale. Call 285-4152 for information and to place your order. Anticipated delivery is Wednesday, March 19. Thank you for supporting Culinary Arts/CCCTC.

Revival at Maben Church of God
March 3-5

Maben Church of God invites everyone to Revival on March 3-5 with Pastor Matt Hill. Special singing and preaching begins at 7 p.m. nightly. Potluck on March 5 after service. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Drive, Maben

Starting a Business: the First Steps

Thursday, March 6, 6-8 p.m. at the J.P. Coleman Building

Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce is offering this class for anyone interested in starting a business. The class is free open to the public. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call the Chamber at 662-285-3778 to sign up.

4-H Plate Lunch Fundraiser
March 10

Choctaw County 4-H will have a Plate Lunch Fundraiser Monday, March 10 from 10:00-2:00 at the Ackerman Church of Christ.  Dine in or take out. Delivery is available inside city limits of Ackerman. Brisket Plate $6, Spaghetti Plate $5, Hotdog Plate $4.  To pre-order, call the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337. Dawg Bites cookbooks are also available for $10.

American Legion Meets
March 10

The American Legion Post 82 and Auxiliary will meet Monday, March 10 at the American Legion Building in Ackerman. We will begin with a pot luck meal at 6 p.m. and will also celebrate the 95th birthday of the American Legion. Speaker will be Mr. Roy Pete of Collinsville, a member of the POW/MIA Committee of the American Legion. All members are encouraged to attend.

NAACP monthly meeting
March 17

The Choctaw County NAACP will meet Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Herman Church in Ackerman. Everyone is invited to attend. The NAACP meets the third Monday of every month.

Creating a Business Plan

Thursday, March 20, 6-8 p.m. at the J.P. Coleman Building

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, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. Financial components discussed are start up costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce is offering this class for anyone interested in starting a business. The class is free open to the public. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call the Chamber at 662-285-3778 to sign up.

Blackwood Brothers in concert
March 29

The Blackwood Brothers will be in concert on Saturday, March 29 at 6 PM
at Ackerman Baptist Church Ackerman. A love offering will be received.

5K Run to benefit Wounded Warriors
March 29

GFWC 20th Century Club of Ackerman is sponsoring a 5K Run to benefit Wounded Warriors on Saturday, March 29 at 8am and a Kid’s Fun Run at 9am in downtown Ackerman. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, call 1-808-372-2259 or register online at www.active.com.

Pastor Appreciation Day
March 30, 3 p.m.

First Unity UMC of Weir invites the community to attend their Annual Appreciation Day Program for their pastor, Rev. Lyndon B. and First Lady Thelma Geeter. The event will be held March 30 at 3 p.m. at the church. Guest speaker will be Rev. Antra Geeter, pastor of the Columbus Circuit. For more information call Clara Hemphill at 547-9671.

Volunteers needed for Flea Market

The MSU Extension Service – Choctaw County is looking for volunteers to assist with the Choctaw County Flea Markets.  Flea markets are held each spring and fall. Anyone interested in serving on the flea market may contact Juli Hughes at 285-6337 or email jhughes@ext.msstate.edu.

Ladies Conference
April 12, 5 p.m.

Providence Baptist Church’s 8th Annual Ladies Conference will be held on Saturday evening, April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Our program will feature Karen Peck and New River, a 3-time Grammy Award nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award (Winning Southern Gospel Group). Come and enjoy this special treat with us. Admission is free. Nursery provided. Refreshments to follow.

Vendor Space Available for French Camp’s Pioneer Day

The French Camp Pioneer Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. To apply for vendor space, contact Tekoa Miller at tmiller@frenchcamp.org or (662) 547-6482. To download an online application, visit www.frenchcamp.org/historic/, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/councilhousecafe.

Vendors of woodcrafts, , needle arts, leather crafts, photography, primitive crafts, handmade crafts, etc., as well as arts & crafts demonstrators should apply.

Historical Highlight Luncheon
March 11

The March French Camp Historical Highlight Luncheon will be Tuesday, March 11 at noon.  This month’s speaker will be Joe Miller, FCA Class of 1970.  His topic will be “French Camp Saved My Life!” It would be great to have alumni from the late 60’s – early 70’s, so ya’ll help get the word out and come on! Historical Highlight Luncheons are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, featuring a speaker who shares some aspect of French Camp’s history and a delicious, home-cooked meal for a $2 donation. All in French Camp and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this monthly time to reminisce about days gone by. RSVP by calling 547-6520 (leave a message) or email marynellcoblentz@gmail.com.

Gospel Singing
March 15

Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy gospel singing on March 15 a5 6 p.m. at Bethany Church of God. The church is located at 244 Bethany Road, off of Hwy. 407 near French Camp. Groups performing are: Heavenly Journey, Native Horizon, Family Tradition and David McMillian. Admission is love offering for groups. For more information call or text Angie 662-418-6454 or call 662-262-7180.

Choctaw County Homecoming for The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Saturday, March 29, 6 pm, Ackerman Baptist Church

Joyful Noise Quartet invites you to a Choctaw County Homecoming for the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet.  The history of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet began in 1934 in Choctaw County. Come and bring a friend to welcome them home and celebrate 80 years of singing the Gospel all around the world. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. For more information, visit JoyfulNoiseQuartet.com.

Ackerman School Reunion
April 26

Saturday, April 26, 2014, is the date for the 16th annual Ackerman School Reunion at the Ty Cobb Complex. Registration begins at Noon and the program at 2 p.m. The annual event is for former classmates, teachers, coaches, administrators and friends. There is no charge for the event. Visit www.AckermanReunion.com for more information.

Civil War Round Table

The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, March 11, 106 Miley Center (Golden Triangle Planning & Development bldg.), Starkville.

Edwina Carpenter is the speaker and will be discussing the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, as well as their upcoming anniversary events schedule in June.

Refreshments and social time at 6:30; meeting begins at 7 p.m.  Guests are welcomed.