Events planned in Tippah County

Friday, Dec. 9
Sippin’ Cider, sponsored by Ripley Main Street,  will  between 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Country Christmas Bazaar will begin at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Mid-South Farmers Co-op in Ashland. Local crafters and artisans will be offering handmade items as gifts. These items are made in Benton County. Teresa Dunlap Photography will be taking Christmas photos Saturday only starting at 8 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10
The Ripley Baptist Association will host a Christmas Fellowship Program at 5 p.m. at the Ripley Baptist Center.

Tuesday, Dec. 13
Peoples Baptist Church clothes closet will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Dec. 17
The Ripley Baptist Association will host a Church Bowling Tournament fundraiser at the Plaza Bowling Lanes in Corinth.  All churches are welcome to enter.  Call Denise Gullap for more information. There is a entry fee for teams of four persons.  A money prize and trophy will be given for the highest scoring team.

Career and Technology Center to have cheese sale
The Career and Technology Center student organizations are currently selling two-pound blocks of mild, sharp, and extra sharp cheese. The cheese sale will run through Dec. 14. All proceeds from the cheese sales will help with student organization club competition expenses. Please call 837-9798 for more information.

Blue Mountain College Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
The Blue Mountain College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an honorary society for English majors, is sponsoring a creative writing contest for all North and South Tippah students and home schooled students grades 1-12.  There is no fee to enter and winners will have their works published  in a booklet and be honored at a reception where they will read their works.  Any interested students may call Sherrell Settlemires, Sigma Tau Delta Sponsor, at 662-587-6361 or email her at for entry forms and details.  The deadline for submitting entries is Dec. 1.

Narcotics Anonymous Group held at Tippah County Hospital.
Nacotics Anonymous Group meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Room in the Tippah County Hospital. The last Wednesday of every month will be birthday night/seaker meeting.

NEMCC offers free job training
Career Pathways at Northeast Mississippi Community College offers free job training in high-demand fields, for clients with or without a high-school diploma. Clients earn national certifications and college credit, as well as a high-school equivalency diploma (if necessary). Call Charlie Smart at 662-692-1507 for more information.

Tippah County GOP Meeting
The Tippah County GOP will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. at the Trader’s Restaurant. The County Chair is Ralph Skinner. For more information call 837-0209.

Austism Awarness Support
Austism Awarness Support group meets the second Tuesday of every month at Falkner Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Stacy Reno at 882-2231 or Falkner Baptist Church at 837-7926.

Veterans of Foreign War Post 6696
Become a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6696. Interested veterans must bring a DD Form 214 to become a member and help keep the post alive. Post 6696 will help pay a lifetime membershiop. For more information contact Charles (Butch) Hudson at 223-6643 or 901-494-1186.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Support Group
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Tippah County Hospital in the Magnolia Room at 6 p.m. Call 662-587-3393 for more information.

Ripley Park Commission offers services for seniors
The Ripley Park Commission has several activities available for senior women and men including exercising at the gym, senior out of town trips aboard the Golden Senior bus and prayer groups for the sick and families who have lost loved ones. For more information or to join the group call Park Office 837-3818 or Kim Helms at 837-6747.

Ripley American Legion Post 81
The Ripley American Legion, Street-Davis Post 81 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

Terry Lee Blythe Post 4881
The Terry Lee Blythe Post 4881, Veterans of Foriegn Wars meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the VFW building in Ripley. Please call Commander Mike Mauldin at 223-1244 with any questions.

Antioch TCDC meets first Saturday of Every Month
The Antioch TCDC has reorganized and will be having their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Antioch M.B. Church. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Dulcimer Guild to meet
The Tippah Dulcimer Guild meets every second and fourth Tuesday at the Ripley Public Library at 6 p.m.

The Good Samaritan Center needs donations
The Tippah County Good Samaritan Center is seeking volunteers and monetary donations and food items. Tippah Electric customers can now donate $1 each month on their monthly bill to the Good Samaritan Center. This money will be used to help people in an emergency with their electric bill. The Good Samaritan Center is a non-profit 501C organization. All donations are tax deductible.

NA Group meets weekly
The Narcotics Anonymous group of Ripley meets weekly. For more information, call 1-866-841-9998.

Tippah County Veterans Service office to be in Walnut
The Tippah County Veterans Service Office will be at the Walnut City Hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will be available to assist veterans and family members with any questions or assist with VA filings. No appointment is necessary. If you wish to make an appointment, call the Ripley office at 837-9214.

Walnut Fifty Plus and Fabulous to meet
Walnut Fifty Plus and Fabulous will meet the Second Tuesday of each month at the Walnut Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a pot luck lunch. For more information, contact Kim at 223-9071.

About Tina Meadows

Tina Campbell Meadows is a life-long resident of Tippah County with 20 years experience in journalism and graphic design. Meadows has been a member of the Southern Sentinel staff since June 2000.