Upcoming Church Events (February 8th, 2019)

Published 4:39 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Feb.  9

Registration for baseball and softball for the spring at J.P. Hudson Park will continue this week on Saturday, Feb. 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

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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. 12

Parents and teachers are invited to Join the First Security Bank for a Community Development Program at Crenshaw ICS Headstart Center, 333 East South Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Topics include: 7-step Saving Plan and Becoming a Homeowner. Presenters are John Land and Barbara Bonnell. For more information call 563-9311.

Feb. 12

The Panola County Branch of the NAACP  invites current and new members to a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Batesville Public Library at 6 p.m.  Meetings will be held the Tuesday before the third Sunday of each month at the Batesville Library at 6 p.m. unless a change is announced. For more information, contact Gloria Tucker at (810) 238-6020.

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).

Feb. 21

First Security Bank will host Credit 101: Understanding Credit at Lambert City Hall, 831 Scott Avenue, Lambert at 5:30 p.m. Calvin Flint is the presenter. For more information, call 563-9311 ext. 1130. This event is free and open to the public.

The Hernando Public Library has announced the date for the Annual Soul Food Cooking Contest. This popular community event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Hernando Public Library. While the food is being judged, there will be a program honoring Black History and soul food cooking, featuring local talent and special guest, Mississippi author Patricia Neely-Dorsey. Prizes will be given to the winners in each category. After the award ceremony, samples of the winning dishes will be available, while they last. To find out more about the contest, including how to enter your dishes, please visit: www.firstregional.org/soulfood.

Feb. 23

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Volunteers for Waste Management would like to remind everyone of Enid Lake’s Annual Clean Up Day.  The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 7 a.m. Volunteers may meet at one of the following locations the morning of the event: Enid Lake Field Office, Bynum Boat Ramp, or Buford Road. All volunteers will be required to wear an approved Department of Transportation (DOT) helmet while operating ATV’s/UTV’s during Clean Up Day activities.  The staff at Enid Lake and the Volunteers for Waste Management would like to invite and encourage everyone to pitch in and help clean and maintain Enid Lake’s beauty.  Since conception in 2004, Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management’s Clean Up Day has been directly responsible for picking up over 938 compacted cubic yards of trash and debris, and removal of 815 tires from the shoreline and roadways of Enid Lake. For more information on Enid Lake’s Special Events, contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 563-4571

Feb. 27

First Security Bank will hold a Veterans Day of Awareness and Information from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Security Bank Trust Dept., 275 Hwy. 6W, Batesville. Presenter is Dr. C.J. Tucker, Veterans Representative, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Individual sessions will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Please call for an appointment, 563-9311 ext. 1130. The program is free and open to the public.

March 1

Entry forms are due March 1 for all age groups in the SpringFest Pageant that will be held March 30. Open to Mississippi residents from 6 months to age 18, the pageant winners in each division will be presented during the 21st annual SpringFest scheduled for May 17-18 on the Downtown Square.

March 14-16

The 10th annual Fit Camp 2019 returns March 14-16 (Thurs. – Sat.) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Keating Dr. The 5k starts at 9 a.m. on the 16th. Everyone is invited and encouraged to take part.June 8

The second Panola County Juneteenth will be held Saturday, June 8, at noon on Main Street in Sardis. If you would like to be a vendor, contact Melissa Nelson or any committee member 654-2069.

June 8

The second Panola County Juneteenth will be held Saturday, June 8, at noon on Main Street in Sardis. If you would like to be a vendor, email panolacountyjuneteeth@gmail.com.

Ongoing Meetings

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

Celebrate Recovery With Jesus will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Independent Baptist Church on Hwy. 51S, two-and-a-half miles south of Batesville on the right. Bring all your hurts, habits, and hangups. Call 209-7773 for more information.


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.