Upcoming Events (July 17th, 2019)

Published 12:33 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 16

All political candidates and the public are invited to attend the monthly NAACP meeting Tuesday, July 16, before the third Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Batesville Public Library.

July 19

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The Panola County Election Commission will hold a public demonstration of the new DS 200 Optical Scanner election equipment at the Sardis Courthouse from noon to 6 p.m.

July 20

The South Panola Class of 1965 will have its annual lunch Saturday, July 20, at noon at Batesville First Baptist church Family Life Center. For information, contact Jim Pitcock.

Mt. Olivet Fire Department will host a Political Rally at 4 p.m. There will be fish plates with all the trimmings for $8, and a cake auction will raise money for the volunteer fire department. All candidates for local and state offices are invited to attend and speak. For more information contact Judy French at 609-2657.

July 22

The Mobile Food Pantry will have food distribution from noon to 2 p.m. at Cistern Hill Church in Como. Must pre-register and pick up vouchers for food. Vouchers available on July 12, 15 & 17.

July 24

The Panola County Election Commission will hold a public demonstration of the new DS 200 Optical Scanner election equipment at the Batesville Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 25

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will offer the Hunter Education course all persons born after Jan. 1, 1972, must complete to acquire a hunting license. The course is free and participants must register online at least one day before the classes are held. For information on times and locations, visit the website mdwfp.com and follow the Hunter Education links.

Quick Bites, offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service will have Unparalleled Design with instructor Lynette from the Plant and Soil Sciences department from noon to 1 p.m. Parallel Systems Design is very specific and stylized featuring either vertical or horizontal placements. This is the perfect design style to feature some of our very favorite summer blossoms. Contact the Panola County Extension Service at 563-6260 to sign up and view the program.

July 27

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.

July 31

ServSafe Seminary, the food safety class that is required by the Mississippi State Department of Health for all public facilities serving food to the public, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Miss., 2301 S. Lamar Blvd., Oxford in the South Oxford Center. Janie Cole is the instructor. Registration fee is $150. Call 662-915-8662 for more information.

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 6-6:45 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.


Square Market in downtown Batesville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Homemade breads, pies, and sweets. Crafts and other items. Contact Panola Partnership at 563-3126 for information about reserving vendor space.

Sardis Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. each week at the Pavilion in the open area between Main and Pocahontas Streets. All things locally grown, made, or crafted. For info contact Mayor Palmer at 487-2371 or Cara Jackson at 609-8209. Sponsored by the Sardis Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Sardis.


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

The Como Farmers Market will be held each Thursday at the end of Main St. in Como from 3 to 7 p.m. More vendors are needed. Contact the Como Town Hall at 526-5106 for more information.


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.