n CHICKASAW FIRE SAFETY: Keep anything that can catch fire off your stove top.

April 14

n West Grove M.B. Church hosts a Prayer Breakfast and Women’s Day weekend. Breakfast is 9 a.m. Saturday with Evangelist Catherine Vance of Houlka. The speaker for Women’ Sunday is Evangelist Pamela Pomerlee of Oakland and it begin at 2:30 p.m.

April 15

n Eastern Star MB church will host Pastor Anthony Rainey’s 13th Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Robert Shamblin pastor of Pilgrim Grove M. B. Church and Siloam M. B. Church of West Point will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served and your presence will be greatly appreciated.

n Second Baptist Church Houston will host a Missionary Day Program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Host Pastor Eugene Brandon urges all to attend.

April 16

n Mississippi Singing Churchmen, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, at Ellistown Baptist Church, 2006 CR 185 in Blue Springs. The event is free.

April 18

n Chickasaw County Extension will once again host Walk-A-Weigh and is asking those wanting to lose weight to pre-register Wednesday for the first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For details on the six-week program and weekly meetings, call Erika at 456-4269 or Email her at erika.cooksey@msstate.edu. The program is free.

April 20

n IAHS Class of 1950 celebrates its 68th reunion 10 a.m. to 1 pm. Friday, April 20 at the ICC Student Services Building, Fulton. Call Harry (662) 842-5120 or Francis (662) 282-4655 for details.

April 21

n Breakfast with Bulldogs will be 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Payamatha Horse Trails on Hwy. 32 west of Van Vleet. Look for the banner and door prizes. This is a come-and-go social for all alumni and friends of MSU living in Chickasaw County. There will be door prizes and a drawing for a grand prize.

n Macedonia M.B. Church, Houston will have a prayer breakfast 8:30 a.m Saturday. The guest speaker is Sister Lealue “Sha” Triplett of Mount Zion M.B. Church, Hamilton.

April 27

n The Houston Touchdown Club will host its annual Flywheel Festival Fish Fry from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Contact any player, cheerleader, coach or Touchdown Club member for tickets. Call the high school at 456-3320 for details.

April 28

n A benefit for Janie Cooper is 6 p.m. Saturday at Faith Way M.B. Church. Call Georgia at 542-7075 or Helen at 628-6830.

May 15

n The Town of Houlka and Police Chief, Ray Laney, will host Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at 11 a.m. Tuesday. All law enforcement, city and court officials are invited to attend. To donate to this event call Jo at 542-4790 or Chief Laney at 456-8431.

(Please submit your Community Event by 3 p.m. Friday for next week’s Chickasaw Journal.)


Chickasaw County Relay for Life meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Houston First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Floy Dyer Manor Family Council meets the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in living room of the Manor. Family and friends of residents are invited to participate in this group. For information, call Floy Dyer at 456-1101.

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.

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.

The Chickasaw County Genealogical and Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the research center north of the Heritage Museum in Joe Brigance Park. Meetings are open to the public.

National Council for Negro Women is organizing both community-based and youth-based sections for the counties of Chickasaw, Clay, Calhoun, Monroe and Pontotoc. Women, men and youth can join NCNW. For more information, call (662) 297-8567 or (662) 260-9491.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday at Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene at 512 County Road 24 north of Houston. Meal provided at 6 and meeting starts at 6;30 p.m. CR addresses “hurts, habits and hang-ups.” All are invited to attend. For information, call 456-6442 or 568-2427.

The Houston Exchange Club meets at noon each Friday at the Houston Country Club for a meal, program and to plan service programs for the community. Please contact Rayburn Parks 456-2011 or any Houston Exchange Club member about attending.

The Compassionate Friends a support group for families who have suffered the death of a child of any age, is open to parents, step-parents, grandparents and siblings. For details visit www.compassionatefriends.org.

Adult Game Night at First United Methodist Family Life Center is the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.. 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.

The Chickasaw County Dulcimer Club meets at 6 p.m. The first and third Thursday of each month at Faith Bible Church, 110 Malcomb St., Houston. For more information call 448-6151 or 456-3645.

Celebrate Recovery class Freedom from Hurts, Habits, and Hangups meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Faith Outreach Church, 272 McDonald St., Okolona. Contact Danny Owen at 662-610-5578 for more information.

Catholic Charities, Inc. has supportive services for low income veteran families. Services include housing, utility, child care, employment and home repairs. They serve 65 counties in MS with locations in Jackson, Natchez and Vardaman. For more information, please call 601-355-8634.

The Society for Creative Anachronisms is a non-profit group that re-enacts the middle ages and educates its members in all things medieval. SCA meets at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Ballard Park in Tupelo. Call Alia at (662) 706-4450.

Agape Health Services provides healthcare for those without insurance at its 505 North Street, New Albany clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit www.agapehs.org.

Christian Motorcyclist Association’s Tupelo Chapter, Omega Riders for Christ, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at McAlister’s Deli in Tupelo. Call Andy Long at (662) 523-0350 or Linda Lee at (662) 790-3429.

The Tupelo Amateur Radio Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 118 Lemons Drive at the Tupelo Airport at 7 p.m. All amateur radio operators or those interested in amateur radio are invited. Contacts are Steve Morrison (662) 397-1382 or Jim Miller (662) 231-3230.

The Northeast Mississippi Writer’s Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Barnes & Noble in Tupelo. For more information contact Glen Allison at glen@netga.com.

SouthernCare Hospice is seeking volunteers. They offer volunteer training and CPR certification. Call 662-844-0934.

CATCH Kids offers school-based and community clinics where children 18 and under can be seen free of charge. Medications are provided without cost to patients through arrangements with local pharmacies. Call (662) 377-2194. Community clinic is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at 203 Main St. in Okolona.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Service provides free legal assistance to low income residents of north Mississippi needing representation on civil legal matters such as consumer, housing, education, taxes, family law, public benefits and self-determination issues. Application for NMRLS’ services can be made by calling 1-800-498-1804 Mon.-Thu. 9:30 to 3:30. Applications can also be made online at www.nmrls.com or www.mslegalservices.org.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 32 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on the third Tuesday. Call (601) 987-1212 for details.

Broken Ones, a support group for women in addiction or recovery; depression or anxiety; or recently released from prison, meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. at the LifeSpring Ministries, formerly Sav-A-Life of Monroe County. Call 257-9043.

The Alzheimer’s support group for family members and friends of those with the disease meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Cedars Health Center Activity Room, Tupelo. Call Terri at (662) 844-1441.

Anger Management classes for teens and adults are offered at 6 p.m. for adults and 7 p.m. for teens on Mondays and Thursdays at the Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi on Magazine Street in Tupelo. Free. Childcare provided. Call (662) 844-0013.

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.

Assistance with mammograms for the uninsured is available through the Sisters Network, Tupelo Chapter of the African-American breast cancer survivor’s support group. The group also has free educational brochures about breast cancer for women and men and temporary prostheses for post-surgery patients. For more information, contact Norma Derring (662) 842-3440 or email sistersn@yahoo.com.

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