Calendar of Events
• Watson VFD rummage sale Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. One-half mile west of the Watson four-way stop, on Watson road. Rain or shine.
• Yard sale Homeless Shelter, located at 488 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is having a yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothes of all sizes, toys, books, household items, too much to list.
• Fish fry Holly Springs Federated Improvement Club Inc. will hold their annual fish fry and bake sale for two days, Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 on the Holly Springs courthouse lawn all day, both days.
• Spring Sale will be held Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 12 noon in the building behind St. Joseph Church on Van Dorn Avenue. This gigantic sale will include books for all ages, furniture, dishes, tools, toys, children’s items, bedding and many other items. Come early for the best selection.
• Rummage Sale Chewalla Assembly of God will have a rummage sale to benefit the Royal Rangers. Everyone is invited to come by and buy a lot.
• Fellowship Friendship Assembly of God hosts a communitywide ladies fellowship 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. All ladies in Marshall and DeSoto counties are invited. For more information, please contact Kathy Fewell or Crystal Arno at the church office, (662) 838-4000.
• May Day Lessye L. Davis May Day Parade will be held. Bands, floats, marchers, walkers with booth space available. For more information call Obera Muse Jones, 662-252-3232.
• Love Appreciation Day Community Temple Holiness hosts Love Appreciation Day for Mother Lettie Moore, 6 p.m. A love program and great meal will be held. Host pastor is Frank Moore, 851-3388.
• The Nurse Angels of Marshall County will host a meeting and luncheon at JB’s Restaurant, on the square in Holly Springs after the parade. For more info. call Annie Reid, 252-5364.
• May Day Gospel Explosion will be held at Eddie L. Smith Multi-Purpose Building, 235 North Memphis Street, Holly Springs, 6 p.m. Master of ceremony will be Bro. Charles Anthony. Guest groups will be Divine Voice Community Choir, The Moment of Joy, The Southern Harmonizers, The Stars of Faith, Sister Jennifer Jones, The Bell Singers, The Anointed Spiritualettes, and The Jackson Southernaires.
• Prayer Breakfast Mt. Sinai COGIC of Mt. Pleasant will be having a prayer breakfast, from 9-11 a.m. Everyone is invited. Pastor is Elder Curtis Pritchard.
• Singing Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, Cayce Rd., 1/2 mile south of Goodman Rd. Group will be Williams Family. Sat., May 3, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
• Gospel explosion Trinity Mission Health and Rehab, Sat., May 3, 2-5 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring your lawn chair and enjoy the singing. Donations will be accepted for the Relay for Life. For more info. call Rener Shafer at 252-1141.
• Prayer breakfast Hudsonville CME Church, Sat., May 3, 8 a.m. Bro. David Bishop of Slayden Baptist Church and the Slayden family will be our special guests. Pastor Bobby G. Wilson invites the entire community.
• Fish fry Sponsored by the CYF department of Anderson Chapel CME Church, Sat., May 3, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home’s parking lot, 140 N. Memphis St., Holly Springs.
• Homecoming, Sun., May 4, 2 p.m. at New Hope MB Church. Pastor James Green and Finley Grove MB Church will be special guests. Rev. Earnest Jones, host pastor.
• Worship service Fellowship Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 309, 3 miles north of Byhalia invites everyone to a special worship service, 11 a.m. Featured singers will be Barbara Barton, Dwayne and Janie Wisham and Bubba Feathers. Come join us for music, worship and dinner afterwards. The pastor is Wade Crum.
• Homecoming The Mt. Sinai COGIC of Mt. Pleasant will be having a homecoming family reunion program at 3 p.m. All friends and former members will be guests. Everyone is invited.
• Guest speaker Evangelist Tony Jenkins from Illinois will be the guest speaker at Watson Community Church, Hwy. 309 S, Byhalia at 11 a.m. Bro. Doug Jarrel and congregation invite all.
• Mass choir day Pleasant Hill CME Church in Mt. Pleasant will host its annual Mass Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. There will be many guests including the Pleasant Hill choir. Rev. Willie Hoey, pastor, invites all.
• Choir day Free Branch M.B. Church hosts Choir Day, 3 p.m. Pastor A.V. Warren Jr. invites all.
• Cinco de Mayo Emory Independent Methodist Church will have a Cinco de Mayo lunch and fund-raiser, 12-2 p.m. for youth mission trip in the fellowship hall. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Come enjoy real authentic Mexican food.
• Outstanding student of Marshall County Sponsored by Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sun., May 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Doxey Building, Rust College. Guest speaker, Rev. Edward C. Moses Sr., pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
• Food drive The Marshall County Food Pantry will be having a food drive May 5-May 23. Donation sites are Holly Springs Fire Department, First State Bank, The South Reporter, Marshall County Tax Assessor’s Office and the Library.
• Meeting Friends of the Library meet in the Community Room of the Marshall County Library, 12 noon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Jernigan of Oxford, who is a professional story teller and teacher of the theater and drama. Her program is entitled “Mississippi Tellings.”
• Spiritual conference Mt. Comfort CME Church will have their sixth annual spiritual conference for women on Fri., May 9, 7 p.m. Speakers will be Dr. Lorann Robinson of Memphis, Tenn., Corrine Crittle and Shelia Fiddis of Holly Springs. There will also be a session for teens.
• Boating Safety Class will be held at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. until. Contact 662-563-6330 to register for class. Bring your Social Security Number.
• Singing New Hope Baptist Church, Hwy. 72, Slayden, will be having a singing Saturday night, May 10, starting at 7 p.m. Featured group will be the Barnetts from Stanton, Tenn. Bro. Billy Adair and congregation invite everyone to attend. Fellowship supper after singing.
• Mother-Daughter Brunch St. Paul M.B. Church presents first annual Mother-Daughter Brunch, 11 a.m. at the Outreach Center in Byhalia. Tickets are $10 for adults, 12 years and under, $5. Sponsors are Sis. Paula Bronson and Sis. Mozella Webb. Pastor is Rev. Andrew Cheairs.
• Fish supper Potts Camp/Bethlehem Fire Department will have a fish supper at the Bethlehem Fire Station, 5-7 p.m. $10.50 per plate. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson will be cooking with all proceeds to benefit fire departments.
• Singing Emmanuel Baptist Church on Red Banks Road will have a gospel singing with Reaching Out as the featured guests. Fellowship supper will be at 5 p.m., singing at 6 p.m. Bro. Don and congregation invite all.
• Book week The Holly Springs Primary School will celebrate Children’s Book Week by hosting a Buy One Get One Free Book Fair May 12 - 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Buy one book at regular price, get a second book of equal or lesser value free! Stock up for summer reading! Say thank you to your teacher for a great year by purchasing a book for her classroom from her wish list.
• Benefit for the Elliott family of Cuba St., Sat., May 17, 3-7:30 p.m. Fish fry with all the trimmings. Eat in or carry out. Marshall County Fairgrounds, 1569 Hwy. 7 North, Holly Springs. Fish will be cooked by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson. Volunteers are needed, if you would like to volunteer, please call Eddie Mae Lucas, 252-1311. Donations gratefully accepted, make checks payable to Elliott Benefit Fund, c/o Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept., P.O. Box 5100, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
• Friends’ Night musical, with the Twilight Singers, Sun., May 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Baptist Seminary, Cuba St. Tickets available at the door. Many groups on program. Everyone is invited to come and take part.
• Harvest Time at Apostolic Church welcomes you to a cookout at the Olive Branch Park. Free food. Gospel singing and music. All singers and musicians welcome. Rev. Carl Waldrop is the pastor.
• anniversary The Mt. Sinai COGIC of Mt. Pleasant, will be having their annual church anniversary program at 3 p.m. The special guests will be superintendent Albert Pass and the Christ Temple COGIC of Holly Springs. Curtis Pritchard, pastor, invites everyone.
• Homecoming, Macedonia CME Church, Sun., May 18, 2 p.m. Guest speaker, Rev. Harvey Garrison of Christ New Beginning Church. Food will be served afterwards.
• Lay program The department of Lay Ministries of Yarbrough Chapel Church will present a 100 Men and Women in Black of the Ten Commandment Program, 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Charlton Johnson of Mt. Comfort CME Church. Rev. Jerry Christian Jr. is pastor and sponsors are Robert Pool and David Crawford.
• Program The Anderson Chapel greeters and usher day program will be May 18, 3 p.m. Located at Hwy. 78 West. For more info. call 252-1938.
• Decoration Day/Reunion of the Red Banks Cemetery will be held at 9 a.m. Families with a Red Banks or cemetery connection are to bring a covered dish, supplies for cleaning and repairing gravesites. For more information, e-mail: email@example.com
• Homecoming Rising Star MB Church, Pastor Robert McClain, 2519 Higdon Rd., 11 a.m.
• Friend’s Day Chewalla Assembly of God will be having “Dinner on the Grounds and All Day Singing.” We invite all our friends to come and be with us. Special singer will be Megan Tate.
• Reunion The Byhalia High School classes of 1976, 1978 and 1979 are having a combined class reunion on July 4-6, 2008. The events will be held at the Byhalia High School gym. The cost for the reunion is $50 per individual, $75 per couple. For more info. please contact Gloria Jean Malone at 901-491-2440 or James Jones at 901-216-2545.
• ATTENTION: Byhalia High School Classes 1977, 1978 and 1979 will have a combined class reunion on July 4-6. For more information, please contact: Class of 1977 - Gloria Malone, 901-491-2440; Class of 1978 - Lola Thomas, 662-401-1960; Class of 1979 - Juanita (Phillips) Smith, 662-838-3509.
• Time change Free Branch MB Church, Pastor A.V. Warren Jr., announces morning worship hour changes: first and third Sundays, 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; second, fourth and fifth Sundays, 9 a.m., Sunday School the Wed. before those Sundays at 6 p.m., prior to Bible study. Bible study, Wed., 6 p.m.
• 30 year reunion Sand Flat School (now H.W. Byers) class of 1978 is planning a 30-year reunion. Please contact Velma Garrison Tate at 662-851-7954.
• REUNION Byhalia High School, class of 1987-88 is planning a reunion. For more info. call Angelo Hardin-Poole, 901-268-0135, Shelia Liggins-Sims, 901-602-9560 or Melissa Shipp-Bowles, 901-849-8623.
• BUS MINISTRY The Apostolic Church of Jesus is now offering a bus ministry. If you need a ride to church, please call Bro. Bobby, cell, 662-560-3946 or home, 662-562-6765; or Pastor Garland Loveless, 662-838-8110. Services are Sun. morning, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Sun. evening, 6:30 p.m. and Wed. evening, 7:30 p.m.
• Awana at Red Banks Baptist Church. Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Please call 544-0531 for van transportation. Supper, $5 per person, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
• RECOVERY PROGRAM The Most Excellent Way, a Bible-based Scriptural recovery program for all types of addictions. Women’s and co-dependent meetings every Tues., 7 p.m. Men’s group meeting every Thurs., 7 p.m. Meetings are at Longview Heights Baptist Church, 4501 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch. Contact Mary or Mike, 662-893-3912.
• 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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