calendar events logoApril 26

Springhill District children, youth and adult choirs will have rehearsal April 26 at 3 p.m. and May 5at 6:30 at the Springhill District building in Tupelo. All choirs will sing on the Eldora T. Raspberry Scholarship Fund Musical May 6. For more information call Adrian Jones at 662-231-2822 or Sylvia Thornton at 662-397-4491.


April 27

Usher program at New Covenant M.B. Church on Hwy. 46 West will be held April 27 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Howard of Coffeeville as guest speaker. Pastor Herbert Ivy invites all to attend.


Family and Friends day at Cedar Grove M.B. Church of Aberdeen will be held April 27 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ricky Pratt of Woodland as guest speaker. All are invited to attend.


Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Houston will host Choir Day Program on April 27 at 2:30 p.m. Choirs or Drama teams, soloists and groups are invited to participate. For more info, please contact the Pastor at 610-9280, Sis Mary Taylor at 456-2146 or Sis Kathy Hamilton at 448-1154.


Word of Faith Outreach Center of Houston will host their 13th church anniversary on April 27 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Albert Copeland and the Mt. Pisgah church family. Rev. Joe N. Smith is the host Pastor.


Community Spring Revival April 27-29 will be held in the Bentley Community in Calhoun City. Choirs, groups, soloists, praise teams can render an A&B selection. For more info, please contact Helen Spencer at 628-6830, Scott Echols at 628-6741, or Maxine McFall at 628-1922.


Appreciation program for the Parker Sisters and Sons of Faith will be held April 27 at Chapel Grove West M.B. Church April 27 at 6 p.m. Choirs, groups and soloists welcome. The Rev. D. Lendell Nichols invites all to attend.


April 28

Revival at New Prospect M.B. Church in Woodland will be held April 28-30 at 7 p.m. nightly with the Rev. Nathaniel Houston as guest speaker. All are invited to attend.


Unity Temple C.O.G.I.C will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 28-May 2. Minister Tony Horton of Trinity Outreach II will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Elder Willie Moore is pastor and he can be contacted at 456-0745.


May 1

The National Day of Prayer will be observed May 1 in Houston at noon on the east side of the Courthouse Square. The public is invited to participate in this time of prayer for our nation and leaders.


May 3

Endville Baptist Church of Belden will host a Ladies conference on May 3 at 9 a.m. With special guests appearances. For more info or directions, please call 662-891-1966 or 662-419-0997.


May 4

Memorial services will be held at Montevista Baptist Church in Webster county on May 4. Services will begin at 11 a.m. With Bro Rob Faulk bringing the message. Special music will be provided by the Faulk Sisters.


Memorial services at Old Landmark Independent Church at George’s Chapel in the Thorn community will be held May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. Dave and Donna Box will be guest singers and ministers for the morning service. Everyone is invited to bring lunch and join the potluck at noon. Singing will follow in the afternoon.


Van Vleet Baptist Church invites everyone to attend their Revival on May 4-7. Sunday service will start at 11 a.m. And 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. Bro. Larry Harrison from New Albany will be the guest minister. For more info, please contact Minnie Jo Hill at 662-456-4028.


Second annual 100 Men in Black conference at Saints on a Mission in Houston will be held May 4 at 4 p.m. With guest speaker the Rev. Jay Ivy of Pontotoc. Topics will include education, health and wellness, leadership development, economic empowerment and fatherhood with the mission to provide good role models for youth. For information, call 542-4425. Min. Eddie McGregory invites all to attend.


May 6

The Eldora T. Rasberry Scholarship fundraising musical will be held May 6 at the Springhill District Building in Tupelo at 7 p.m. For information, call 231-2822 or 397-4491. Pastor John Anderson invites all to attend.


May 10

Annual auction by Arbor Grove Baptist Church youth will be held May 10 beginning at 5 p.m. In the church Family Life Center. Grilled chicken plates will be available for purchase and entertainment will feature the Master’s Quartet. All are invited to attend.


Pre-Mother’s Day Gospel Explosion will be held May 10 at 6:30p.m. at the Multi-Purpose building in Pittsboro. The guests will be The Kaiser Singers, The Golden Echoes, The Mighty Voices, The Gospel Lites, The Spiritual Harmoneers, The Shining Stars and The Wilson Singers. For more info, contact Dorothy Petty at 662-628-1565 or 660-417-8601.


May 11

Mother’s day program at New Zion M.B. Church in Van Vleet will be held May 11 at 2:30 p.m. With the Golden Echoes, New Spirit of Houston, Spiritual Harmoneers, Sensational Traveling Stars, new Hope Male Chours and others. Groups and chior welcome. Fish plates available for purchase. Rev. Odell Bowens invites all to attend.


June 2

Ole Miss women’s basketball summer day camp will be held from June 2-5. Team camp will be held from June 8-10. Elite skills sessions will be held on June 11 or June 21. Shootout will be held on June 20. For more information, please contact 662-915-7592 or email


June 6

The Eighth Annual Una Fun Fest will be held June 6-7 at the community park and pavilion. Vendors are being sought for food, jewelry, clothing,arts and crafts and other merchandise. For more information, call the Rev. Sylvester or Shirley Walker at 456-4866, Rosie Vance at 456-3219 or Sandra Wofford at 456-4034 or email to


June 21

Annual Male Choir Day at New Zion M.B. Church in Van Vleet will be held June 21 at 6 p.m. Choirs and groups are welcome. Rev. Odell Bowens invites all to attend.


Ongoing Events


Chickasaw County Relay for Life meets the first Thursday of each month in the Houston First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. All interested persons are invited to attend.


Calhoun County Antique Tractor Club meets the second Monday each month at 7 p.m. At the Sweet Potato Festival Building in Vardaman. For information, call 682-7594. Danny Tutor, President.


Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday a 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and 7 p.m. for meeting at Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene. CR addresses “hurts, habits and hang-ups.” All are invited to attend. For information, call 456-6442 or 568-2427.


Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Thursday at 8 p.m. at Houlka United Methodist Church. For information, call 631-9535.


The Okolona Community Civitan Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.


The Houston PLUS Civitan Club gladly checks on the elderly as a public service to the community. The Houston PLUS Civitan Club can be reached by calling Scott Murphree at 456-6859 or Michelle Moss at 542-1161. The club meets the second and fourth Monday night of the month at 6 p.m. In the Floy Dyer cafeteria conference room. All are welcome to attend.


Free alcohol and drug rehabilitation assistance is offered at Faith Outreach Church, 272 McDonald Street in Okolona, with meetings held at 7 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. For more details contact counselor Danny Owen at 610-5578.


Friends of the Houston Carnegie Library meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. All are invited to attend. For information, contact Elizabeth Rish at


The Carnegie Café book club meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon at the Houston Carnegie Library. Bring a sack lunch and join in the discussion. For information, contact Cara Chisolm at 456-3881.


Sanctuary Lodge #143 of Houlka meets on the second Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at Thompson Chapel Church. For more information, call 662-542-1435.


York Rite Body P.H.A. meets the third Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at McIntosh Lodge #81 in Houston. For more information, call 662-231-0277.


Adult Game Night at First United Methodist Family Life Center is the last Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. Bring a snack and friends and join in playing cards, dominoes and board games. For information, call Betty Brown at 567-2669.


Breast cancer support group meets at Excel in Okolona, 280 Main Street, the second Saturday or each month from 11 a.m. until noon.


American Legion meets the first Thursday of every month at the National Guard Armory in Houston.

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