Upcoming Events (April, 9th, 2019)

Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 9

The NAACP will meet two times in April, Tuesday, April 9, and April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Batesville Public Library.

April 12

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South Panola Bands will present their annual spring concert on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Batesville Civic Center. Admission is free and open to the public. However, donations to the Liz Woodard Memorial Scholarship Fund will be accepted. The program will feature all of the performing groups from Batesville Junior High School, Pope School and South Panola High School. Contact band director Richard Shirey at 563-3211 or rshirey@spanola.net for more information.

April 20

A community-wide Easter Egg Hunt will be next Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club. Registration is 9 to 10 a.m. Hunt begins at 10 a.m. Sponsored by local alumni fraternities, sororities, Finch-Henry Job Corps Center and Corol’s Inflatables.

April 27

Panola Coujty’s Voter Registration Drive and Educational seminary will be held Saturday, April 27, at Batesville Jr. High School auditorium. Free admission. Special drawing for youth ages 15 to 25 ( must be present to win). For more information, contact Dameon Cunningham at 710-5043 or email dcunningham@frcnms.org.

April 27

The Sardis Fire Department will have its first Fireman’s Gala and Silent Auction April 27 at the Heflin House in Sardis. Tickets are $25 single and $40 for couples. Keynote speaker is Clarence Parks of the Mississippi Fire Academy. Proceeds will benefit the fire department for turnout gear and more training.

May 3&4

A spring Yard Sale in support of veterans in the Batesville area will be held at the VFW building on Highway 51 S. Please clean out closets and attics and bring the items to the VFW to help this worthy cause. For assistance getting items to the sale, or for more information, call Sandi at 372-0583.

May 25

There will be a Crowder School Reunion beginning at 4 p.m. at the Crowder Baptist Church Family Life Center. Pot luck dinner starts at 5 p.m. All former students are invited.

May 28

The next Food Giveaway by the North Panola Mobile Food Pantry will be Tuesday, May 28, from noon to 2 p.m. at Cistern Hill Church in Como. Pick up vouchers are the following places: Crenshaw Library,  Monday, May 13 from noon to 4 p.m.; at Sardis Library Friday, May 17, from noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at  Cistern Hill Church.


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.

The South Panola Class of 1979 is planning its 40th year reunion

for Oct. 19. Contact 934-7281, 934-1272, or 703-0171 for more information or to help in the planning. All persons with connections to this class are urged to call. The reunion date is the day after the South Panola High School homecoming game in the fall.


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.


Every third Saturday of the moth, the Batesville Lions Club will have Karaoke Night starting at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club building on Tiger Drive.