Upcoming Events (September 17, 2019)

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sept. 18

Anyone interested in working to help gather data for the 2020 Census can learn more at the Batesville Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 18. A census taker job offers good pay, flexible hours, and paid training. All age groups are encouraged to apply.

Sept. 19

Batesville Mainstreet and Panola Partnership will sponsor the first of four Fall Concert Series on the Downtown Square from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for free family fun. This week’s musician is Brandon Crumpler.

Sept. 25

South Panola Parent Center’s Workshop will present “Prioritizing Breast Health Awareness”  at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Presenter is  Ms. Virginia Brown, BSN, RN, Nurse Navigator at Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, Oxford. Please contact Mrs. Dianne Wiley, for any additional information at 662-563-6044. 

Sept. 26

HonkyTonk Heroes will be the second installment of the Fall Concert Series on Batesville’s Downtown Square from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and the whole family for this relaxing evening of fun with friends. No admission charge!

Sept. 27

South Panola High School Air Force Junior ROTC will have a community car wash from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the high school on Tiger Drive. Donations will be accepted to help fund the activities of the Junior ROTC.

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 (662-561-5163).

Grenada’s Downtown Jubilee will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entrance. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music. Arts & Crafts, Antique Car Show, dunking booth, bungee jumping, food vendors, ventriloquist show, lots of music. Sponsored by Grenada Chamber of Commerce. Call 662-226-2571 for more information.

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 662-844-2087 or (662) 322-9645.

Thru Sept. 30

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Fine Arts Department is hosting an exquisite exhibition of contemporary art, entitled “Rhythym and Flow,” that examines the beauty and diversity of our great state’s wetlands and rivers. The art exhibit is available for viewing until Sept. 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery, NWCC Senatobia campus. Don’t miss this wonderful cultural opportunity! Gallery hours are listed for Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m.-noon.

Oct. 3

Batesville Mainstreet and Panola Partnership will sponsor the third of four Fall Concert Series on the Downtown Square from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for free family fun. This week’s musicians are the Two Man Trio.

Oct. 5

Merea Ministry will have their annual Fall Festival fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church (Batesville) Family Life Center.  There will be food, crafts, art, music, silent auction, cake sale, and fun for kids.  Come join your friends and support Merea Ministry.


Oct. 9

Plans are underway for the 9th annual Gateway to the Delta Festival on the Charleston Court Square. Entertainment will kick off at 11 a.m. with The Ellis Family, followed by The Bonfire Orchestra, The Shakerz, the David Dunavent Band, the Beale St. All-Star Band, Southern Halo, and Meet the Press.  Other event highlights are the always-popular Kidzone will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Mayor’s Fun Run; and the ever-popular car show. As always, food vendors, as well as arts and crafts vendors will be set up all around the square. For more information, call the CARE office at 662-647-0942.

Oct. 10

First Security Bank will offer free Civil Legal Assistance seminar 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.

The Lighthouse Harry Band will be the final installment of the Fall Concert Series on Batesville’s Downtown Square from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and the whole family for this relaxing evening of fun with friends. No admission charge!

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. 15

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.

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.

Deadline to register for the Junior Auxiliary of Batesville  2019 Turkey Trot 5k is Oct. 19. The race will be held at 8 a.m. in lovely downtown Batesville on Nov. 23. All proceeds go to support the wonderful projects of the Batesville Junior Auxiliary.

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 Boot Camp at Charleston High School, 310 North Cossar St., on Tuesdays, Sept. 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. Pick up fried pork skins, fried pies, fresh eggs, picked okra, honey, chow chow, pepper sauce, jellies, BBQ sauces, breads, and rolls.  Crafts and other booths always open also. It won’t be long until Christmas! Shop the crafts for early gifts! Don’t forget the homemade nap pads for the young ones. Contact Panola Partnership at 563-3126 for information about reserving vendor space. Just 3 weeks of Square Market left this season.

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.