Coming Events 4-20-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 20, 2012

Monday – Friday
Panola County Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at Batesville First United Methodist Church at noon daily. For more information call North Central AA Hotline at 662-234-8585.

Panola County Alcoholics Anonymous “Saturday Night Live” meetings will be held every Saturday at 6 p.m. at Sardis First United Methodist Church. For more information call North Central AA Hotline at 662-234-8585.

Friday, April 20
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Panola County will begin at 6 p.m. with activities all night. A talent show “Batesville’s Got Talent” will be held from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information, to register or join a team, or to donate to Panola County’s Relay, visit and search Panola County or call Brandy Ochello 601-479-4673 or Daniel Thompson 662- 202-8688.

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Saturday, April 21
Stomp It Out 12, a Greek step show, will be at the Batesville Civic Center at 6 p.m. to benefit Let’s Talk It Out youth program for Panola teens. Tickets, available through the Civic Center box office, are $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Peace Day will begin at 11 a.m. at Patton Lane Park. Youth and especially groups that have declared themselves rivals among each other are invited to attend while enjoying food, refreshments, games and other activities.

Monday, April 23
Panola County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. at the Batesville Public Library.

Wednesday, April 25
A Private Applicator Certification Training will be held at 9 a.m. at the Cliff Finch Office Building, 245C Eureka Street in Batesville.
There will be a $10 charge for this training. You must be certified in order to buy restricted use pesticides.
For more information contact the Panola County Extension Service at 563-6260.

South Panola Parent Center will present a Child Abuse Prevention Workshop. The presenter is Brook Pittman, social worker from the Panola County Department of Human Services. Sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.         

And at the conclusion of the workshop Dr. Dolores Barnett, federal programs director, will present the South  Panola School District Annual Evaluation/Planning Team Report.
Contact Dianne Wiley at 563-6044 for any additional information.

Saturday, April 28
Panola County Chapter of Rust College Alumni will sponsor Blue and White Banquet at 7 p.m. at Patton Lane Community Center in support of the Katina K. Lloyd scholarship fund. For more information call Percy Bruce at  563-3172.

Upsilon Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority will host the Bleu Review pageant at 3 p.m. at the Lester Hill Community Life Center at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church, 1620 Terza Road, Sardis. The pageant, a fund raiser for the sorority’s community service projects, is open to all girls ages 3-18. For more information contact  Shameka Jackson 662-934-0017 or Brandy Rucker 662-710-0226.

Sardis Sunday Best, a gospel music program, will be held at Panola Playhouse at 6 p.m. It is sponsored by Let’s Talk It Out youth organization. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund.

Panola County Republican precinct caucuses will be held at each voting place at 10 a.m. to elect delegates to the county convention.

Panola County Republican Convention will be held at the Panola County Courthouse in Sardis at 3 p.m. Delegates elected at the precinct caucuses will meet and elect the county Republican Executive Committee to serve for the next four years. That committee will elect its officers and delegates to the state Republican convention.

FUMCC is hosting a benefit for John Allen Turner, who has been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, at Big Delta Honda from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. They are selling t-shirts and barbecue plates. Contact Heather Campbell at 662-934-0735 for more details.

Clean Up-Como Day will begin at 8 a.m. – noon sponsored by the Como United Methodist Church. Volunteers should meet at the church at 8 a.m. and recommended to wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Hot dog lunches will be served. For more information call Chris at 901-277-0511.

Sunday, April 29
 South Panola Class of 1982 will have a reunion meeting at 5 p.m. In the fellowship hall of the Shiloh M. B. Church. Bring a light refreshment.

Tuesday, May 1
Senior Citizens Day will be held at noon at the Extension Building, Highway 51 South, Batesville. Panola County Homemaker Volunteers invite all senior citizens to join them. Lunch will be served, followed by games and activities. The event is free.

Saturday, May 5
The Marvin Hayes Scholarship Committee will host its annual banquet at 7 p.m. at the Como Elementary School Cafeteria.  Calvin Madlock, Director of Information Technology Services at Antelope Valley College at Lancaster, Calif., will be the keynote speaker.  Admission is a donation of $25 per person.  For more information, call 662-487-2656.

Cole’s Point Fire Dist.#6 will have “Trade Day” First Saturday of each month from 6 a.m. til 2 p.m. with vendors and yard sellers. For more information call 934-7460 or 267-9127.

Sunday, May 6
The Mills Family Reunion (descendants of Lawerence and Velma Mills) be held at Enid Lake at Persimmon Hill, site 583, begnning at 10 a.m.

Friday, May 18
State Republican Convention will be held in Jackson. All delegates and supporters urged to attend.

Saturday, May 19
Racing for Paws, a 5K to benefit the Panola Humane Society, will begin at 8 a.m. on the Batesville Square. The event is held during the town’s annual SpringFest downtown celebration weekend. Sign-up on-line at or by mail to Panola County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1756,  Batesville, 38606, for $25 before the rate increases by $5 in May. Contact, or visit Racing ForPaws on Facebook for more information.

June 30
Old Pope High School will have a reunion at 10 a.m. at Western Sizzlin. For more information call Conner Vick at 563-3470.

October 13
Classes of 1975-1977 from West Panola and South Panola High School are planning another combined class reunion. Contact Rose Harmon Regis at 662-983-0968 or email for information.