Coming Events 3-31-09
Al-Anon meets every Monday at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
Thurs. thru Sun.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held regularly at the Batesville Municipal Court Building on the Square from 8 - 9 p.m.
Tues., March 31
Panola County Homemaker Volunteers will present their annual Fashion Revue at 12:30 p.m., at the Extension Building on Highway 51 South, Batesville. The public is invited to participate in the fashion show this year. Entries will be divided into four categories: Clothing Construction; Children’s, Men’s and Women’s Clothing Selection. There is no entry fee. For more information and entry forms contact Panola County Extension Service at 563-6260 or come by the Extension Office at 245C Eureka Street in Batesville. Entry deadline is March 25.
Wed., April 1
“Bunnies” story time will be at Batesville Public Library at 10:30 a.m.
Thurs., April 2
Private Applicator Training will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Cliff Finch Office Building located at 245C Eureka Street in Batesville. For more information, contact Panola County Extension Service at 563-6260.
April 3, 4, 5
Panola Playhouse presents Steel Magnolias, directed by Harry Snelling of Batesville. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Reserve tickets online at www.panolaplayhouse.com You may also call the Playhouse at 662-487-3975.
Sat., April 4
The Heflin House Museum in Sardis will be open for tours from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A bake sale will also be held. This is in conjunction with the first annual Spring Fest, featuring antique cars on Main Street in Sardis. For more information call 487-1529 or 487-2682.
Panola County Humane Society will have an Adoption Day at Tractor Supply from 11a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Sardis Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its First Annual Spring Fest and Open Car Show with rain date on April 11. The Mississippi Delta Street Rodders are hosting the car show. The Chamber is inviting all area crafters to participate in the Spring Fest. For more information and a registration form call 662-487-3250. The Street Rodders can be contacted at 662-561-5163.
The Tillatoba Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry at 4 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the building fund and purchase of new equipment for Tillatoba Volunteer Fire Department.
Junior Auxiliary of Batesville’s 35th Annual Charity Ball will be held at 7 p.m. at The Eureka. Music will be by The Lighthorse Harry Band. Tickets are $40 single/ $75 couple. For more information or to purchase tickets call 662-934-3489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Batesville Junior Woman’s League will host its annual Easter egg hunt at the Batesville Junior High School on Tiger Drive. Follow the signs. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. promptly. Practice for the pageant will follow immediately.
A community cleanup day in Como is scheduled from first light until noon.
Garbage bags will be provided for volunteers who pick up trash in the streets. “We encourage people to clean up their yards,” said Scott Rhines, who is organizing the cleanup day. “Pickup will be provided on Saturday.” For additional information, contact Rhines at 526-5106.
City League baseball sign up for boys 13 to 15-years-old will be held at the American Legion Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up fee is $30. There will be a $20 late fee for anyone who signs up after April 11. For more information, call 934-0179.
A poker run will be sponsored in Oxford by Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity to benefit music in education. The event is for motorcyclists and bicyclists and begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Oxford Outdoors (motorcyclists) and the Gertrude Ford Center (for bicyclists). E-mail Kelley Reinemann at email@example.com to pre-register.
Sun., April 5
The Little Miss Batesville Pageant will begin at 2 p.m. in the Batesville Junior High Auditorium. Admission is $3.
Mon., April 6
A blood drive will be sponsored by United Blood Services from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the media center at South Panola High School.
Friends of the Batesville Public Library will have their monthly meeting from noon until 1 p.m. Lee Rowsey will continue a discussion on Sardis Dam. Bring a sack lunch.
Robert Henry Tubbs United Daughters of Confederates will meet at the Batesville Public Library at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 563-4218.
Captain C.B. Vance Camp No. 1669 Sons of Confederate Veterans meet at the Batesville Public Library at 7 p.m. For more information call Donald Wright Jr. at 934-6211.
The South Panola Band Booster Club will meet at 6:30 in the South Panola High School band room. It is imperative that all parents who have students traveling with the band to Atlanta be in attendance.
Tues., April 7
City League softball, which includes men and women church and independent leagues, will sign up at Batesville Intermediate gym at 7 p.m. A $100 team deposit is required. For more information call 934-0179 or 563-0186.
Wed., April 8
Batesville Woman’s Club will meet at the public library at 2 p.m. The meeting will celebrate “Federation Day.”
Please bring peanut butter and jelly products for Panola County Food Pantry.
Batesville Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting noon at the Batesville Public Library. Guest speaker will be Allison Ashmore. Ashmore is the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. Young Gardeners Chairman and is in charge of Lanoux Youth Nature Camp and she is also president of the Green Thumb Garden Club.
Toddler Time will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Batesville Public Library.
Thurs., April 9
Kindergarten registration for Batesville Elementary and Pope School will be 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Any child that will be five years old on or before September 1, 2009, may register. Items needed include: certified birth certificate, compliance form 121, social security card and two proofs of 911 address. For more information call 563-4596.
Sat., April 11
Mt. Olivet Fire Department is selling barbecue Boston butts for $20. They will be ready for pick up from noon - 5 p.m. on April 11 at the fire department on Hwy. 315 and Mt. Olivet Rd. Funds will go toward equipment for the fire department. For more information call Sam at 578-8129 or 710-4624.
A boating education class will be presented by the Miss. Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the District Two Office, 831 CR 36 in Enid. To pre-register call 563-6330.
Cossar State Park will have Easter activities at 10 a.m.
There will be games for the children and an Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny, Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl will be there. A concession stand will be open.
The Panola County Humane Society will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Batesville Presbyterian Church.
Sat., April 18
Alderman Rufus Manley will hold a town hall meeting at the Patton Lane Community Center at 10 a.m.
Sun., April 19
Friends of the Batesville Public Library will hold their annual Spring Chocolate Fantasy from l-2:30 p.m. at the Batesville Public Library. Artwork of local students will be on display along with music by Calvin Flint and Casey Lipe. Tickets are now on sale for $4 each or 3 for $10. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from a member or at the public library.
Tues., April 21
Panola County 4-H will sponsor “Kids In the Kitchen” from 3:30 to 5 p.m., to be led by Sally Hunt at the Extension Building on Hwy. 51 S. in Batesville. The theme for this workshop will be “Spring Fling.” The workshop is open to all youth 8 to 18 years of age. Call 563-6260 or 487-2085 for information.
Sat., April 25
The Spring Fest Pageant will be at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. There will be divisions for girls ages 0-18.Deadline for entry is April 17. Call 563-3126.
A Eudora Welty Discussion led by Dr. Katie McKee of the University of Mississippi will begin at 2 p.m. at the Batesville Public Library. Welty is the author chosen for Mississippi Reads 2009.
Sat., May 9
The Springhill Youth Department in Crenshaw will have a Mother’s Day bake sale on main street from 8 a.m. - until. For more information call 934-6468.
South Panola High School will have an art extravaganza 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet students, see the Student Art Exhibition and learn more about art at South Panola High School.
Admission is free. Everyone is invited.
For more information about donating artworks and crafts to be sold and clothe line art contest email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-563-4756.
Sat., May 16
A boating education class will be presented by the Miss. Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the District Two Office, 831 CR 36, Enid. According to Misssissippi State Law, anyone born on or after June 30, 1980, must complete an approved boating education course prior to operating any motorized vessel.
For more information call 563-6330 to pre-register.
If you attended or taught at Porter Ferry Elementary School in Batesville, come to the class reunion at the Sardis Damn. For more information call Josephine Booker at 326-2930, Sarah Austin at 708-649-9212 or Clifford Austin at 216-789-2859.