Upcoming Events (August 16, 2019)

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aug. 17

Petals and Beaus plans a Grand Opening on the Downtown Square from 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP to petalsandbeaus@gmail.com. Address is 111 Public Square.

Aug. 22

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Getting Organized for a Hectic Life, a Quick Bites program presented by the Mississippi State Extension Service, will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the County Extension Building. The interactive video will be led by Natalie Ray, Clay County Extension Agent II. Some people are gifted with the skill of organization, while others struggle. Let us help you figure out what is getting you off task and get started on changing bad habits. Quick Bites is free and open to the public.

Aug. 23 & 24

The Emily Jones Public Library in Como will be hosting a weekend honoring the history of Hill Country Music in Panola County. On Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. filmmaker/photographer Michael Ford will talk about his new book, North Mississippi Homeplace. There will also be music from The Como Mamas, Mark “Mule Man” Massey, and Andrea Staten.

On Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a screening of Homeplace, Michael Ford’s documentary, filmed in North Mississippi in the 1970s. A Q&A with Ford will follow. Refreshments, including a popcorn bar, will be included. For more information call 526-5283.

August 24

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.

Aug. 26

The Friends of the Batesville Public Library  will be holding their first meeting for the 2019-20 year at the library in the small meeting room at noon. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the meeting.


The 7th  annual Cancer Survivor’s Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fist Baptist Church Family Life Center. This is a community event honoring cancer survivors for their brave fight against cancer. With the help of businesses the dinner will be provided free of charge. A drawing is held and a gift is given to each survivor who attends. The Relay For Life is looking for donations for the gifts for the survivor and would love your support.

The Board of Trustees for the North Panola School District will have a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. in the library of the North Panola High School.

Aug. 30-31

All classmates of the 1969 North Panola Vocational High School class are invited to a reunion at Hollywood Casino. For more information contact Barbara D. Armstrong (209-2316) or Cornelia W. Gardner (519-4115) before Aug. 5.

Sept. 12

The Panola Partnership has partnered this year with the Mississippi Development Authority to participate in the “Made in Panola” career fair. The purpose of this fair is to introduce high school seniors and their parents to the many opportunities  in Panola County.  The fair will be held at the Batesville Civic Center. Many local and area businesses will be participating.

Sept. 28

The 11th annual Sardis Classic Open Car Show sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Mississippi Delta Street Rods will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is a $20 entry and awards will be given at 3 p.m. Open to all makes of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. For more info call Pam Hatton (901-493-4129) or Darrell Martin (561-5163).

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 chicken salad and pimento cheese now for sale along with a wide assortment of  pies and sweets. Canned vegetables, pickles of all sorts, and relishes. Come see all the new selections. Crafts and other booths always open also. 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 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.