Upcoming Events (September 3, 2019)

Published 4:24 pm Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sept. 5

South Panola High School juniors and seniors are invited to College Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the SPHS gym. Representatives from state colleges and universities, as well as branches of the military, will be available to meet with students and parents about future opportunities.  All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Sept. 10

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

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. 14

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.

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).

Sept. 30

Sister Mattie Richardson Fox and the Martin Luther King Crusaders are seeking applications for the 2019 Sadie L. Harrison Music Scholarship. Applications are due Sept. 30. The scholarship will be awarded at a banquet Saturday,  Oct. 12 at the Lester Hill Life Center.  Students with a major or minor in music who are currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning are urged to apply. High school seniors who plan to major in music may also apply.  For an application or more information, contact Sister Fox at 62-844-2087 or (662) 322-9645.

Oct. 10

First Security Bank will offer free Civil Legal Assistance seminary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Security Bank Training Room (second floor of main bank), 295 Highway 6 West, Batesville. North Mississippi Rural Legal Services of Oxford attorney Al Cutturini, an elder law specialist, will be at First Security. For more information, call Belinda Morris at (662) 563-9311 ext. 1130.

Oct. 12

The third South Panola High School Decade of the 80s Reunion returns Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Batesville Lions Club. Fee is $35 per person. T-shirts and food will be extra. It is also bring your own beverage. The reunion will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with special guest band Spunk Monkees, along with DJ Marky Mark (Mark Best). The link to pay online is: paypal.me/djmarkymark1965.  For more information, contact Best at 662-372-2687.

Oct. 19

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.

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 meets 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 6-6:45 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.


First Security Bank, Guaranty Bank and Bank of Commerce will sponsor a Financial Education Book Camp at Charleston High School, 310 North Cossar St., on Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 8 and 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Register online at Eventbrite, by telephone 662-563-9311 email bmorris@firstsecuritybk.com, or email clifton.williams@gbtonline.com or call 662-247-5238.

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.