Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

Burlap Wreath Making Workshop The time for preparing and decorating our homes for the holiday season is quickly approaching.

Let Webster County Extension help you with your decorating needs. Join us at the Webster County Extension Office for a Burlap Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend call the Extension Office (258-3971) by Nov. 29. The workshop will cost $10 and that will cover the burlap and wire wreath. There are only eight slots, so act fast.

Citrus, apple sale under way Troop 30 Boy Scouts’ fall citrus sale is under way through the month of November. Delivery of the citrus is scheduled for Dec. 9 or 12.

For additional information you may contact Jim Tidwell at 263-7802, Becky Roland at 552-4902, Donald Ellis at 263-4453 or Larry Crenshaw at 258-4231. Citrus fruit prices are the same as last year and apple prices have only increased slightly.

Florida fruit that will be offered: Hamlin oranges, navel oranges, tangelos and red grapefruit. These varieties will be offered in 2/5- bushel boxes (20 pounds) and 4/5-bushel boxes (40 pounds). The Scouts will also have a citrus trio box and a citrus mix box. Washington state apples will also be sold. The apples offered are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. The apples are available in bushel boxes only.

Christmas T-shirts The Civic League of Mathiston is selling 2012 Christmas T-shirts that are designed by Southern Belle. For more information call 312-8724.

Weir Flea Market A flea market will be Dec. 1 on Front Street in Weir from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no vendor fee. Applications may be picked up at Weir Town Hall, Choctaw County Extension Office and Broken Wings Ministry. For information call the Extension Office at 285-6337 or Joanne Potts 418-7728.

Cookbooks, photos, bake sale Dec. 1 at county library Cookbooks have arrived at the Webster County Public Library. “Cooking with Friends” is available through Friends of the Library, at the library and during the Christmas Market on Dec. 1 at a cost of $10.

Stephanie Sanderford Photography will taking photographs at the library on Dec. 1. A bake sale will also be held that day.

Come by the library and check out the newest books. Hours are 9:30-5 Monday-Thursday. Call 258-7515 for more information.

Pictures with Santa in Mathiston Santa will be making his appearance at the Mathiston Public Library from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1. Pictures with Mr. Jolly himself are $5 each and will be ready the following week.

Please bring your Santa letters by the library and drop it in the special Santa mailbox. The Mathiston Civic League will be forwarding all letters right on up to the North Pole. Who knows, you just might get a letter back so be sure to put a return address.

Also don’t forget Mathiston’s parade on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. No entry fee to be in the parade and the Civic League will be giving cash prizes for first through third place. For more information on pictures with Santa or the parade please call 312-8724.

Eupora Christmas Parade The Eupora Christmas Parade will be Dec. 1 at 5:30 with the theme “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.” Billy Powell will serve as grand marshal.

Entry forms are available at the Progress-Times office (58 N. Dunn) and Eupora City Hall or from any member of the Eupora Rotary Club.

Completed forms should be returned by 5 p.m. Nov. 28, along with an entry fee of $10 for floats. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. along West Fox and West Clark avenues. The first-place float will be awarded $200 and second place $100.

To request an entry form or obtain more information, call 258-7532 or email

‘Christmas in the City’ “Christmas in the City” will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 3 in Calhoun City. Activities will include a Christmas bazaar at 4 p.m. featuring various vendors, silent auction at 5 p.m., spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. ($5 a plate), Christmas parade at 6 p.m., and Chamber Christmas raffle of a gun safe, Browning A Bolt .308, Remington .870 12-gauge, Ruger 1022 and Yeti cooler (see any Chamber member to buy tickets).

The parade participation fee is $5 and the bazaar booth fee is $24. To participate contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 628-6990.

Ackerman Christmas Parade The Ackerman Christmas Parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 6 wit the theme “A Picture Perfect Christmas.” Call 285-6251 for more information.

Mathiston Christmas Parade Mathiston’s 2012 Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with lineup beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mathiston ballpark.

There is no entry fee to be in the parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Caroling We Will Go’ and the Civic League will be awarding $100, $75 and $50 prizes to first-, second- and third-place winners.

For more information, call Betty at 312-8724 or Rachel at City Hall at 263-4898.

Mantee Christmas Parade Dec. 15 The Mantee Christmas Parade is Dec. 15. A chili supper fundraiser will follow the parade at the fire station. There is no entry fee to enter a float or vehicle.

Lineup is at 4:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 5 p.m. Come and be a part of the 2012 Mantee Christmas Parade! For information about the parade call Connie Jennings 263-7593 or David Brand at 769-0867. ‘Cookies in a

Jar’ workshop Homemade gifts in a jar are a fun way to celebrate the holiday season and can make great gifts for just about anyone.

Join us at the Webster County Extension Office for a “Cookies in a Jar” workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Please call by Dec. 14; only 10 slots available. You can contact the Extension Office at 258-3971.

Story Hour Story Hour at the Maben Public Library is every Friday at 10 a.m. Come enjoy stories, music and other fun learning experiences for ages 3 to 6.

Story Time Story Time at Webster County Public Library in Eupora is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend and enjoy stories and activities.

AA meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora in the Education Conference Room.

Bingo at VFW Bingo will start at 7 p.m. this Saturday only, Dec. 1, at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora because of the Eupora Christmas Parade.

Longview Opry Enjoy music, refreshments and fun at the Longview Opry on Highway 12 in Longview every Saturday at 7 p.m. Talent is welcome. Admission is free.