Coming Events 4-15-08

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thurs. thru Sun.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics  Anonymous meetings are held regularly at the Battesville Municipal Court Building on the Square from 8 – 9 p.m.

Now – May 31
“Through the Lens: Copiah County Truck Farming,” an exhibit featuring photographs from the Luther M. Hamilton Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, will be on exhibit at the Sardis Public Library.

April 17,18
Birmingham Children’s Theatre will present The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Batesville Intermediate School at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday and at 1:30 p.m. At North Panola High School.

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Tues., April 15
Batesville Junior Woman’s Club will meet at the Batesville Public Library at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room.  Representatives from the Batesville Skatepark Committee will be addressing the club.

The bloodmobile will be at First Security Bank main branch noon – 6 p.m. Free cholesterol testing for all donors. For more information call United Blood Services at 662-842-8871.

Wed., April 16
Tri-Lakes Medical Center will participate in the Inaugural Missisisippi Healthcare Decisions Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the back entrance of the hospital. Information will be provided to patients on advance directives, written statements of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a written will. For more information contact Linda Brown, LSW at 934-1351.
Thurs., April 17

The Panola County Humane Society will sponsor a wine and cheese party and art show, 5:30-8 p.m. at 211 Main in Como. Tickets are $20. Call 654-0926 for information.

The Panola County Triad senior citizens group will meet at 2 p.m. at Cistern Hill Church in Como.

Rust College’s A’Cappella Choir will perform in concert at Como United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Batesville High School class of 1958 will have a dinner social at Paw Paw’s at 5:30 p.m.

North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford will have a grief support meeting in Batesville at Baymont Inn (formerly Amerihost) from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information call 234-0140.

The Sardis Public Library will have a book discussion on the book Uncle Tom Children by Richard Wright at 5 p.m. The special guest will be Carolyn Jubb.

April 18, 19
VFW Post 4100 bingo will be played Friday at 7 p.m. At their post home located at 11535 Hwy. 315 Water Valley. Hog Wild Country will perform Saturday 8 p.m. – midnight.

Fri., April 18
Panola 4-H will host a meeting to continue developing a 4-H Horse Club. Youth ages 8-18 and parents are invited to meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Extension Building. Call 563-6260 for information.

Sat., April 19
Batesville and Oxford supporters of the March of Dimes will combine efforts for this year’s March for Babies in Oxford at the Ole Miss campus at 9 a.m. Walkers will gather at The Grove.

A Founders Day Celebration and 150th Birthday Bash will be held in Water Valley in the downtown area. Opening ceremonies are at 11 a.m. For more information contact the Water Valley Main Street Association at 661-473-3796.

All-star cheerleading tryouts for the North Mississippi Extreme Rangers will be 9 a.m. – noon at Jenifer’s Gymnastics and Cheer in Senatobia. Call 662-288-9042 by April 17.
Black Jack Community Center will have karaoke 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. both nights.

April 22, 23
Paul Garrity will conduct an AARP Driver Safety course at the Cistern Hill Baptist Church, in Como, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. To enroll, contact Earnestine Bridgeforth – 662-526-5215.

Wed., April 23
North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford will have a grief support group meeting at Azalea Gardens noon – 1 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Randy Crumbley. Lunch will be provided.

Sat., April 26
The Dream Riders “Biking for Children” will have a Memorial Run in memory of Roger “Ossie” Oswalt. The ride will leave Night Town in Oxford at 2 p.m. Money raised will be donated to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. For more information call Billy Jack at 662-832-6999.
Blackjack School reunion will be at the Blackjack Community Center at 10 a.m. until. This is for anyone who attended Blackjack School. For more information call 563-7809. Bring covered dish.

Sun., April 27
South Panola Class of 1999 will have their reunion meeting at Baymont Hotel at 3 p.m. For more information contact Michelle Menzie at

Wed., April 30
A&E Hospice will have an informational luncheon seeking volunteers at 12:30 p.m. At A&E Hospice, 6810  Crumpler Blv., Ste 101 in Olive Branch. For more information call 662-890-4646.

Sat., May 3
The Ole Man Poker Run will be at the Eureka beginning at 10 a.m. This is a motorcycle event for the American Cancer Society. This year the event will highlight the life of Gene Larry “Butch” Bridges.
A fund-raiser in the home of Joe and Glenda Barber will benefit the Como Opera Guild. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include music, food and a wine-tasting. Call 901-387-9384 or 662-934-5052 for information. Tickets are $30.

The seventh annual Marvin Hayes Scholarship Fund Banquet will be held at the Como Middle School at 7 p.m. Dr. Angelia Sanders Paschal of Wichita, Kansas will be the keynote speaker. She is currently an assistant professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas-Wichita. For ticket information call 662-487-2656.

Tues., May 6
All senior citizens are invited to bingo and refreshments, at noon at the Extension Building, 394 Hwy. 51 South in Batesville.  The Panola County Homemaker Volunteers encourage all senior citizens to join them for an afternoon of prizes, fellowship and fun.

May 7-10
The Crowder Storm Shelter Project is selling tickets for Bost butts to be picked up. 50 Boston butts will be sold for each night. All proceeds will go towards the Storm Shelter Project. Tickets can be purchased at Town Hall or any alderman.

Sat., May 10
Curtis Locke Station Fire Department will be selling Boston butts and barbecue plates. Pick up time will be noon. To purchase call Jim Tutor at 934-3473.

Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi will be sponsoring its first-ever Rebel Classic Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Oxford. Shotgun time is set for 10 a.m. Ole Miss Head Football Coach Houston Nutt will be making an appearance. For registration information contact Meg Frazier, at or at 662-232-2777.

Fri., May 23
Crowder Community blood drive will be 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. In front of Town Hall. Any donors contact Sherry Stevenson at 662-326-8822 for more information.

Mon., June 21
The class of 1968 of South Panola High School will be having their 40th reunion. E-mail or call 662563-888 if you were ever in this class and have not been contacted.

July 5, 6
North Panola Vocational High School class of 1968 will have their 40th class reunion. For more information contact Ella J. Partee or Barbara Miller at 604-1088.