Calendar of Events

Brunswick stew fundraiser A Brunswick stew fundraiser will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Stewart Fire Department. The meal, which is $5, includes stew, cornbread/crackers, dessert and drink. Stew will also be available for $20 a gallon, $10 a half gallon and $5 a quart.

Proceeds go to the Brotherhood Scholarship Fund sponsored by Poplar Creek Nations, Stewart Baptist and Tri-County Baptist churches.

Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball The Attala County Democratic Executive Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee will host the Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball celebrating the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden to be held Jan. 21.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club, 500 Knox Road, Kosciusko. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $10 (youth 5-17).

Each ticketholder will also receive an inauguration souvenir package. For tickets and more information, contact the Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball Steering Committee: Charlotte F. Miller (chair) at 662.547.6067 or Gloria Hutchins (co-Chair) at 662.290.0249.

Blood drives United Blood Services will conduct these upcoming blood drives in Webster County: • 3-7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Bibb Hall at Mathiston First Baptist Church. • 2:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the PE building at East Webster Elementary School in Mathiston. • 2:30-6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Eupora Elementary School gym. • 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at East Webster High School in Mathiston (bloodmobile)

Passport notice from circuit clerk The circuit clerk’s office in Walthall will no longer serve as an acceptance agent for passports effective Feb. 1. Anyone who needs a passport may contact the nearest passport agent, which will be the Oktibbeha County circuit clerk’s office at 323-1356 or the MSU Post Office in Starkville at 323-5772. Anyone with questions may contact the Webster County circuit clerk’s office at 258-6287.

Chili sale/fund- raiser in Eupora Eupora Chapter #261 OES is having a chili sale from now until Feb. 2. The chili will be able to be picked up at the Eupora Masonic Lodge Building from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Tickets are on sale now from any member of the Eupora chapter or you may call one of these numbers and place an order: Ted Wilson, 258-8214; Glynda Wilson, 258-2064; Joan White, 552-1178; Sue Rogers, 258-4359; or Gail Edwards, 258-3110. Prices for the chili are one gallon for $20, a half gallon for $10 and one quart for $5. Be sure to get your chili ordered because Feb. 3 is the Super Bowl

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 is every Saturday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora.

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.