Upcoming Events (December 15, 2018)

Published 4:27 pm Monday, December 17, 2018

Dec. 15

The Pope Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 15. It is sponsored by the Whosoever Church of God in Pope.  Lineup at Pope School starts at 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m. The theme is Hometown Christmas. To register your float or entry, call Angie Taylor at 647-4134 or email actaylor_1@yahoo.com. Last day to register is Dec. 7.

The Panola County Alcorn State University Alumni will host its annual Christmas Gala on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Batesville Lions Club Building from 8 to 11:30 p.m. The Oxford All-Stars will provide music. The public is invited. There will be an admission charge.

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Dec. 16

A concert of seasonal and spiritual music featuring regionally known harpist, June Caldwell of Pontotoc, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. at Como United Methodist Church in Como. The public is invited to this free event. 

Dec. 18

Bethany Baptist Church, located at the corner of Eureka and Hubbard Rd., will present O Holy Night Living Nativity on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. There will be cookies and hot cocoa provided. All are welcome.

Dec. 25

Liberty Heights Church of Christ, 342 Panola Ave., will hold its 1st annual Community Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. The pubic is invited. For more information, call Bro. Walter William, Minister at 609-8865.

VFW Post 4968 Gives Thanks

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4968 in Batesville wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the following individuals and merchants for their generous support  for our Dec. 1 Christmas part honoring 20 local veterans.

Thanks to: Ace Hardware, Andy Hostler, Angela’s Hair Designs, Annie Ruth Putman, AutoZone, Carolyn’s Family Hair Salon, Carolyn Moore, Wanda Carmichael, Calvin Land, Domino’s Pizza, Family Dollar Store, Gateway Tire and Service Center, John Horden Construction, New Attitude Nail Salon, Marcia & John Kilpatrick, Kroger, Kona Coffee from Roy’s Rest in Hawaii, Piggly Wiggly, Plaza Jewelers, Powell’s Wine & Spirits, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Morris & Fran Wagner, and Sav-A-Lot grocery.

Ongoing Meetings

Panola County Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at Batesville First United Methodist Church at noon daily. For information call 234-8585.


Gymnastics for kids is held 5-6 p.m. for ages 4-6 and 6-6:45p.m.for ages7and up. Class follows the South Panola school schedule. Call 710-6121 for information.

Al-Anon support group for family and friends of alcoholics that meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Batesville First United Methodist Church will begin meetings on Friday at 7 p.m. in December.

The Sons of the Confederate Veterans meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 p.m. at Batesville Public Library. Call 934-6211 for information.

Domestic Violence Recovery support group meets. Call 654-9419 for information.


The Panola County Election Commissioners meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Batesville Courthouse at 2 p.m.

The American Legion meets the third Tuesday of every month at the VFW at 5:30 p.m.

The Panola County Humane Society meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Batesville Public Library at 5:30 p.m.

Panola County Cancer Relief Organization meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Batesville Public Library at 6 p.m.


Batesville Civitans will meet every first and third Thursday at the Batesville Public Library at 5:15 p.m.

Batesville VFW Post 4968 and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of every month at the VFW building at 6 p.m


Al-Anon support group for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.