Upcoming Events (January 18th, 2019)

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jan. 21

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will sponsor a food and sock drive to help the needy of Panola County. They are asking all civic, community, school organizations and churches to donate to this cause. This is part of the sorority’s MLK day of service. All donations can be dropped off at the AKA table on Monday, Jan. 21,  from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Batesville Intermediate School auditorium. For more information contact Bridget Franklin with AKA at 614-893-4834 or email at bfranklin1908@gmail 

Jan. 22

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The Mobile Food Pantry will have food distribution on Tuesday, Jan. 22,  from noon to 2 p.m. at Cistern Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Como.

Jan. 24

The Como Library will host How Does it Work? at 4 p.m. The First Regional Library Tech Team will take a computer apart  and show you how all the parts work together! For kids 2nd grade and up.

Jan. 26

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services.  Join other caregivers for a morning of information and inspiration on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon Courtland United Methodist Church. This a free event.  For more information contact Rev. Scoggins at  292-1076 or e-mail Purple.Room.Courtland@gmail.com

Jan. 28

Panola County Extension Service reminds producers that there are two dates to renew or acquire Private Applicators Certification Training  (PAT) licenses for persons who need to purchase Restricted Use Pesticides for their ag operations. Both meetings will be held at the Extension Office at 245 Eureka, Batesville. Training sessions will be Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28&29 at 10 a.m. each day. Cost is $20. Jimbo Burkhalter has requested the fee be paid by check. Contact him with any questions at 563-6260.

Jan. 29

South Panola Parent Center will hold the workshop, “Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior” Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Presenter is Dameon Cunningham, BSW, Field Educator, Family Resource Center of North MS in Como. For additional information contact Mrs. Dianne Wiley, Parent Coordinator at 563-6044.

Feb. 2 & 9

Registration for baseball and softball for the spring at J.P. Hudson Park will be consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 2 & 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TVEPA Building. Cost is $110 for first child and $75 for additional signups.

Feb. 9

Class Reunion Planning Time! It has been nearly 50 years for the Patton Lane High School Class of 1969, and we are starting to plan for our Class Reunion in September 2019. We are looking for each Classmate to help  with the planning. Please call or text Lottie Frison

at 560-7912 or Everlean Ellis at 609 -9335 if you are interested in helping The next meeting is scheduled at Batesville Public Library February 9 (Sat.) at 2 p.m.

Feb. 15

Pre-K registration for Batesville Elementary School will be held Feb. 15  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the two-story red brick building on the BES campus at 110 College St. Children must be four years old on, or before, Sept. 1, 2019, to register. School officials said parents/guardians should bring the following items: certified birth cerfiticate, immunization Form 121, Social Security card, two proofs of 911 address, proof of child’s health insurance, and proof of family income for the year 2018 (tax return or W-2 form).

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 ages 7 and up. Class follows the South Panola school schedule. Call 710-6121 for information.

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 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.