Coming Events week of September 5th.

NA Elementary to have workshop for parents on new curriculum standards
New Albany Elementary School will host a Parent Workshop on Sept. 12 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Common Core State Standards. All parents of elementary age students are encouraged to attend.

Union County Singing Convention
The Union County Singing Convention will be held at Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14. The church is at 1298 CR 107. Singing will begin at 2 p.m. and a potluck supper will be served. For more information call Lavern Browning at 662-534-2480.

NAACP sets September meeting
The Union County NAACP will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Watson Grove Baptist Church. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Henry Cobb (662) 231-3507 or Mary Ann Graham (662) 534-8503.

Southern Comfort returns to Old Liberty School
The Southern Comfort Show will be at Old Liberty School Saturday, Sept. 7, from 7 until 9 p.m. playing country and gospel music. Everyone is welcome and the event is free.

Union County Retired Education Personnel meeting
The September meeting of the Union County Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in the community room at BNA Bank. The program guest will be Dr. Eddie Grisham. A reception honoring all new retirees and potential members will follow. All past and current members are encouraged to attend. For information call 662-534-6919 or 662-988-2223.

Haunted Theatre
If you are interested in helping with the Tupelo Community Theatre’s Haunted Theatre in October plan on attending either Sept. 18 or 19 meeting at the Lyric anytime from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The directors need construction/builders, set dressers, actors, guides, makeup, publicity and strike help for the seven-night event. No experience needed and great way to get involved at the Lyric. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935.

Tuna returns
Tupelo Community Theatre presents Red, White, and Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, Sept. 12-14 at the Lyric Theatre. This much-anticipated Tuna installment takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third-smallest town. Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Tickets go on sale to the public September 3rd and are $18 for adults and $6 for students and younger. Call 844-1935 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Paint the Town
The New Albany Main Street Association will sponsor the 10th annual “Paint the Town” on Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the upcoming Tallahatchie RiverFest. For more information contact
Vickie Duke, New Albany Main Street Manager at 534-3438.

Main Street Youth Committee meeting
Anyone in grades nine through 12 is encouraged to join the New Albany Main Street Youth Committee. The next meeting is Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Magnolia Civic Center. If you are interested in joining call Vickie Duke, New Albany Main Street Manager at 662-534-3438.

The Sanctuary to have 11th anniversary
The Sanctuary of New Albany will celebrate its 11-year anniversary Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. with special ministry by Jerry Holland. Services continue on Sept. 9and 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tupelo Community Theatre news and coming events
Pre-sales for Tupelo Community Theatre’s 2013-2014 season are on sale now! The five show season includes Red, White, and Tuna, It’s A Wonderful Life, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, The Importance of Being Earnest, and 9-5. Tickets prices begin at $55. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935 or visit

Union County Head Start
Union County Head Start, M.A.P. Inc. is now registering children for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2013. For information contact Mrs. Mary Bradley, Center Administrator at 662-534-2681.

Tupelo theatre group looking for interns
Tupelo Community Theatre is seeking college interns for summer, fall and spring semesters. Students’ working hours are flexible and they are exposed to all areas of theatre operations. Scholarships are provided at the end of each semester’s volunteer work. Application forms are available by contacting or calling 844-1935.

Country music at Ecru
The House of Music in Ecru will present dance music by The Real Country Band and The Backporch Gang every Friday night from 7 – 10 p.m. Smoke and alcohol free. $3 cover charge. For more info (662) 296-8221

Country music and dancing
Country Music & Dancing with Music Country and Friends Band each Saturday Night from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. 112 CR 331 in the Alpine Community. $ 5 Admission No Alcohol, Smoking outside. 214-632-1177 or 662-869-3737

Grief Support Groups
Amedisys Hospice currently offers three grief support groups throughout its service area. Booneville Support Group- meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the George E. Allen Library. New Albany Support Group- meets every 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Albany First United Methodist Church. Tupelo Support Group- begins January 18, 2011, and a set date will be announced. These groups are open to the public and are free of charge. You are welcome at any meeting that Amedisys Hospice offers. If a meeting is not offered in your area and you feel you need additional support please contact them. Amanda Tennison MSW or Bro. Danny Rushing at (662) 620-1050.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Meetings
“Pathway To Freedom” is a drug and alcohol recovery program sponsored by The Church of Acts. Meetings are free and are held every Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. The “Pathway To Freedom” meetings started in 2005 and have been meeting for the past eight years. There are other recovery meetings held in this area at different times and days. For more information or directions call Pastor Charlie Ganey at 662-266-3546.