Upcoming Events ( February 19th, 2019)

Published 4:11 pm Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.

Feb. 23

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The 15th annual Bill Lipscomb Memorial Rodeo will be at the Batesville Civic Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. All the rodeo events from past years will be included and miniature bucking bulls and horses have been added. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for children 4-10 years old, and free for 3 and under. It’s hours of family fun! Call 563-1392 for more information.

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. For more information on Enid Lake’s Special Events, contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 563-4571

Feb 24

Batesville Presbyterian Church’s annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service will be held Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11a.m. in the church Sanctuary. 

Feb 26

The Grace Place Grand Opening is Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters on 206 Pettit Street. Tours and refreshments included. (The Grace Place, Inc. is a Christian charitable organization, seeking to coordinate church and community efforts to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in our community.)

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.

Feb. 28

South Panola Parent Center will present the workshop: Teachable Moments Making the Ordinary Extraordinary. Presenters are Melissa Readus and Tunga Otis, Family Engagement Specialist, Early Childhood Academy of Jackson. The workshop is Thursday,  Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please contract Dianne Wiley for any additional information at 563-6044.

March 1

SpringFest Pageant entry forms are due March 1 for all age groups. The pageant 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.

The Panola County Mobile Food Pantry will make distributions at Cistern Hill Church on Wednesday, March 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Vouchers may be picked up at Sardis Library on Friday, March 1 from noon to 4 p.m.; at Cistern Hill on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, March 7 from 2 to 6 p.m.; and at Crenshaw Library on Monday, March 11 from noon to 4 p.m.

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, 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 hang-ups. 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.