Thursday, December 8, 2005

Calendar of Events

Thursday

• FORESTRY SERVICE PLANNING MEETING The Forest Service is revising its plan for managing the national forests in Mississippi. Come tell us what’s important to you and learn about the new revision plans. Oxford Conference Center, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., 102 Ed Perry Blvd., 662-236-6550.

Friday

• CHRISTMAS GALA Fri., Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., the Latter Rain Church of Holly Springs will sponsor their annual “Christmas Gala” for the community. The formal affair will feature live entertainment, food, and the Academy Awards. Admission is free. For more info., call the Latter Rain Church at 252-6350. Elder Joseph Selman, pastor.

• SECOND TIME AROUND The Marshall County Humane Society’s thrift store, Second Time Around, 126 W. Van Dorn, located next to Bailey Printing in Holly Springs, will be open Fri. from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 662-564-2900 for pick-up information on your donation.

Saturday

• NIGHT OF ALLELUIAS The Sanctuary Choir of Slayden Baptist Church, 2534 Hwy 72, Lamar, presents Night of Alleluias!, Sat., Dec. 10, and Sun., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

• SINGING Emmanuel Baptist Church, Red Banks Rd., featuring Passing Thru. Fellowship supper at 5 p.m., singing follows at 6 p.m.

• CHRISTMAS TEA Afternoon Christmas tea and handwork treasures exhibit, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. at Maples Memorial Methodist Church, 8745 Goodman Rd., 662-895-2279. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the conference apportionments.

• REUNION MEETING The Byhalia High School Class of 1986 will hold their first reunion meeting at 1:00 p.m. at McAlister’s Deli, located at 8120 Camp Creek Blvd., Suite 110, in Olive Branch. All class members are invited to attend. Contact info: Cedric Matthews 901-497-4616; Lesa Wright 662-838-7426; Jacqueline Lewis 901-378-3699; and Marilyn Jones 901-827-9737.

• CHRISTMAS GALA The annual Omega Delta Christmas gala will be held at Dreamland in Holly Springs on Dec. 10. For ticket info. call Alfred Moore, 252-1693 or Barbara Redditt, 252-7473.

• HOT LUNCHES The Interdenominational Food Ministry, a ministry of Asbury UMC and Hopewell #1 MB Church, will distribute hot lunches to the sick, elderly and needy persons, at Asbury on 225 College Street. Sat., Dec. 10, 12 noon - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday

• CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Emory Independent Methodist Church will have its Children’s Christmas program, Sun., Dec. 11, 6 p.m. The Christmas Cantata will be Sun., Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. Christmas service, Sat., Dec. 24, 6 p.m. There will be no services at Emory on Christmas Day.

• CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION The music and drama ministry of Red Banks Baptist Church will present “One Quiet Night,” a Christmas musical created by Johnathan Crumpton and Richard Kingsmore, Sun, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Open dress rehearsal on Sat., Dec. 10, 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The church is located about a mile north of Hwy 78 at the Red Banks exit. Bro. Troy Defer, pastor; Bro. James Overton, minister of music.

• PRE-HOLIDAY DINNER Gray’s Chapel CME Church family will host a pre-holiday dinner at the Multi-Purpose Building on Memphis St., Sun., Dec. 11, beginning at 1 p.m.

Tuesday

• FAMILY FARM COOPERATIVE is seeking local farmers to expand goat production business. A meeting will be held at Annie’s Restaurant in Holly Springs, 5 p.m. For more info. call Benton Cook 662-252-5909 or 901-335-1935.

• SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM The Marshall County Humane Society’s low cost spay/neuter program will NOT be open this week. Call 252-6196 for the necessary appointment for a later appointment.

December 15

• PTA MEETING H.W. Byers PTA monthly meeting will be Dec. 15, 6-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

December 16

• SECOND TIME AROUND The Marshall County Humane Society’s thrift store, Second Time Around, 126 W. Van Dorn, located next to Bailey Printing in Holly Springs, will be open Fri. from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 662-564-2900 for pick-up information on your donation.

• CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION Friendship Christian Academy, Fri., Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m and Sun., Dec. 18 at 9:45. Everyone is cordially invited.

December 17

• FOUNDERS’ DAY BANQUET Sixth annual Mississippi Industrial College Founders’ Day banquet (Centennial Founders’ Day historically) will be held Sat., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m., in the Oak Palace, 580 Stewart Street, Holly Springs. The keynote speaker will be Mychal L. Jefferson III, chairman, of Hamershlag, Dodeles, and Company, New York, NY. For ticket info. contact, Jessie J. Edwards, president of the MICAAI at 901-485-3548 or 662-622-5126.

•CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Rice Chapel United Methodist Church will have a Christmas program, Dec. 17, 5 p.m. with a meal at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will be there. Bro. Walter Myres, pastor, invites all.

• Winter Blues horse show at Marshall County Fairgrounds, 4 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. For more info. call 252-5441. If snow or ice, show will be cancelled.

• TWELVE GATES TO THE CITY Smith Grove MB Church, Sat., Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Sponsored and performed by the Missionary department.

• “A GREAT LIGHT” Presented by Asbury United Methodist Church music department and community choir; by Eugene Butler. Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. at Asbury UMC. Rev. J. Michael Culbreth, pastor; Zebedee Jones, guest director.

December 18

• CHRISTMAS CANTATA, Sunday, December, 18, 4 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church. Performers consist of singers from churches from the Holly Springs Community.

December 20

• SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM The Marshall County Humane Society’s low cost spay/neuter program will be open at 646 Old Hwy 78 E. Call 252-6196 for the necessary appointment.

December 24

•Candlelight service, Wilkins Chapel Church, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. at the church. Pastor, Michael James Sr. Special guests will be Pastor Joe T. Lester and Isom Chapel Church family.

December 25

• CHRISTMAS SERVICE Smith Grove MB Church, Dec. 25, 8 a.m.

• CHRISTMAS SERVICE Rising Star Church, Dec. 25, 8:30 a.m. Pastor Robert McClain, 2519 Higdon Rd.

• CHRISTMAS SERVICE Anderson Chapel CME Church, Sun., Dec. 25, 8 a.m. For more info. call the church office at 252-1938. Rev. Denise Anders-Modest, pastor.

December 27

• SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM The Marshall County Humane Society’s low cost spay/neuter program will be open at 646 Old Hwy 78 E. Call 252-6196 for the necessary appointment.

December 31

• WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Smith Grove MB Church, Dec. 31, with a fellowship hour beginning at 9 p.m. and service at 10 p.m. Chulahoma, Jeffries Chapel, Mt. Moriah and Mt. Peel MB Churches will also be participating. Everyone is cordially invited.

• WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Rising Star Church, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Pastor Robert McClain, 2519 Higdon Rd. Musical guests, The Christian Young Men.

January 3

• BROWN BAG LUNCH Friends of the Library, Brown Bag lunch, will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Marshall County Library with a speaker at 12 noon. Bring a sandwich; drinks and dessert provided.

January 14

• NO SINGING New Hope Baptist Church, Hwy 72, Slayden, will not have their regular monthly singing Jan. 14, due to Watch Night service on Dec. 31.

January 21

• Winter Blues horse show at Marshall County Fairgrounds, 4 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. For more info. call 252-5441. If snow or ice, show will be cancelled.

January 23

• MEETING Marshall County Fair Assoc. annual membership meeting, Mon., 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds, 1569 Hwy 7 N., Holly Springs. Call 252-5441 for more info.

FYI

• Awana at Red Banks Baptist Church. Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Please call 252-2114 or 252-7570 for van transportation. We have lots of activities every Wed. night with game time, in the new family life center.

• AA MEETING - New, open to public: AA meeting, every Tues. and Fri. night, 8 p.m., in Ashland at the Women’s Bldg. at the Fairgrounds. If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. For more info. call 662-224-6151.

• CEMETERY MAINTENANCE Spring Hill Baptist Church has started a maintenance fund for cutting grass in the cemetery. If you would like to make a donation toward this fund in memory or in honor of a loved one, we would appreciate your help. The cemetery is maintained only by donations. Please make your donation to Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Maxine Palmer, P.O. Box 55, Waterford, MS 38685.


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