Upcoming Events (May 17th, 2019)

Published 4:20 pm Monday, May 20, 2019

May 17

The Mid South Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be in the Sardis Fred’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free food will be distributed to 250 needy families on a first-come, first served basis.

May 23

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The Panola County Cattlemen’s Association will be selling Ribeye Steak Sandwiches in the Sav-A-Lot Parking Lot on Thursday & Friday (May 23-24) from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.   All proceeds from this sale will go towards the Youth Scholarship Fund.

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.

Batesville Church of Christ will have a community blood drive Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the annex. All blood screened is for Lebonheur and St. Jude’s Hospitals. Contact Beverly Martindale at 609-0743 for an appointment or go to vitalant.org (sponsor code: bloc). All donors will received a $15 Darden Restaurant gift card through bonus points in the online rewards store and a Blood Donor cap.

Black Jack Community Center will have Karaoke Night from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 and concessions will be available. Good family fun. For more information, call 563-7060. Karaoke is held each second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

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 2

The Batesville Junior Woman’s League is now accepting applications for the 2019 Little Miss Batesville Pageant. Girls ages four to six by pageant date (June 2) and who reside in the South Panola School District are eligible to participate. Applications can be found on the Batesville Junior Woman’s League Facebook page or by email mhshudson@gmail.com or text 609-0973 to request one.

June 5

Sardis will have a Pop-up Farmers Market at the Pavilion downtown from 3 to 7 p.m. Call City Hall to be a vender, 487-2371.

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.

June 11

The NAACP will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Batesville Public Library.

June 15

There will be a Political Rally at Blackjack Community Center on Blackjack Rd. for all political candidates starting at 9:30 a.m. Please let organizers know if you want to speak by calling 563-7060.

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.

July 13

The Dreamriders will sponsor its annual Kids Day at the Lake, Saturday, July 13, beginning at 11 a.m. All children are 18 are welcome to enjoy refreshments, games, bouncy houses and see sights like the Lifeflight helicopter if it is available.


Gymnastics for kids is held 5-6 p.m. for ages 4-6 and 6-6:45 p.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.

Al-Anon support group for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

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.

Al-Anon Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. Tenth St., Oxford. Take the Tyler St. entrance.


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


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