Free kids meals are available

Transforming Lives Ministries, located at 17 Lafayette Street, next to Trend to Pretend in the downtown Pontotoc shopping center, will be providing summer meals for the children. The serving started this past Monday. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Meals are free for children kindergarten through age 18. Adults who accompany children may purchase a plate for $3. This feeding ministry will go through Friday, July 26. Those leaving the library activities on Wednesday can drop by for a meal. If you need transportation please call Denise Morrison at 662-891-8120.

South Class of 1979 to meet

South Pontotoc Claus of 1979 are planning a reunion Saturday, June 22, 6 p.m. at the Pontotoc Community House. For more information contact Mitzi Sartin at 678-3302 or Annice Simmons at 488-5507. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 6.

Randolph Baptist Church VBS

Vacation Bible School at Randolph baptist Church will be Monday - Friday, June 17-21, 6 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 3 through preteen. Children should arrive on Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. to complete registration forms.  All other evenings please come at 6:00 for the  meal which will be served prior to VBS. For more information please call 760-8893.

Lunching with books set June 13

A Southern cook with the style of Meryl Streep, the personality of Dolly Parton and the kitchen skills of Ina Garten. Ann Hollowell brings a fresh, real approach to Southern food. The focus is on simple, healthy, delicious recipes; the kind of dishes where you don’t need exact measurements and you can adjust them to your taste.

Lunching with books will be Thursday, June 13, 12 noon.

Ann has a kitchen the size of most people’s living rooms, with a chopping block as big as a formal dining room table. She loves to cook – for herself, for her friends – and she loves to involve people in the process. More than her friendly culinary style, Ann has a rich history of good taste.

Born and raised in South Louisiana, she came naturally to Cajun and Creole cooking. When her family moved to Dallas, Texas, she grew to love the grill and Tex-Mex. In Mississippi, she added down-home Southern cooking to her repertoire. No matter where she has lived, Ann has always embraced the joy of cooking with her unique approach she calls “Experimentation.”

“You can experiment, try new things and just have a great time. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. I love it when it doesn’t work.” It is because of her ability and willingness to try new flavors and experiment with old recipes that Ann brings a whole new perspective to Southern cooking, one that no one else offers but everyone is looking for.

Besides her culinary experience, Ann is married to “Big Daddy” and has one daughter who’s married with one child.

McDonald UMC revival set

McDonald UMC will have revival services June 17-19. Monday, Rev. Eric Logan from Wilson Chapel and his choir will be guests; Tuesday, Rev Gloria McKenny and her choir  from Usher Valley UMC; and Wednesday Rev. Vernon Phifer from Pontotoc Second Baptist and his choir will be the guests.

Elder Eddie Ford and the congregation invite you to these special services.

By Faith to host Bryan Ward 

By Faith Baptist Church invites you to an evening of contemporary worship songs, old hymns and a testimony of ministering in the prisons of Mississippi with a message from Bryan Ward of Water Valley, Miss.

Ward will be the guest speaker Sunday, July 14, 6 p.m. at the church on Highway 15 North. After years of ministering in penitentiaries with Kairos and other ministries, he is now folding a new ministry called Golgotha Ministry, based on Matthew 27:33 and Matthew 9:9-13, this ministry is geared toward those who have been in prison cells, where they might feel normal and redeemed once again.

Macedonia MB to be dedicated

Macedonia MB Church, Houlka, MS will celebrate Dedication Services at 3 p.m. June 23. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Auther L. Pearson of Redeemed Baptist Church; Grand Rapids, MI. Host Pastor is Rev. David W. Pulliam. Everyone is welcome!

Cherry Creek MB youth set fish fry

Cherry Creek MB Church youth will have a fish fry Saturday, June 15 starting at 11:00 a.m.  on Clark Street at the vacant lot beside Naylor Chapel church in Pontotoc. And they will have a carwash on Saturday, June 29  starting 8:00 am at AutoZone in Pontotoc. Rev Cornelious Medcalf, Pastor.

Homecoming set at Ecru Second

Ecru Second Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming Services on Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Rev. Wayne Myles and the Mount Olive M.B. Church family of Baldwyn, MS.  The host Pastor is Rev. Terry Baber.  

Masters to sing

The Masters Quartet will be in concert at Macedonia Baptist Church, east of Sherman, June 23 at 6 p.m.  Bro Todd Bowen is pastor.  Dexter Griggs is minister of music.

Oak Grove to host a Community Outreach Luncheon       

Oak Grove MB Church in New Albany will host a Community Outreach Luncheon on Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. Presenters will be Stephanie Hodges, Union County Community Nurse; District One Members of the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Miss. and Judith Ward, Nutritionist.

Oak Grove MB sets special services       

Oak Grove MB Church in New Albany will host its Family and Friends Day Program on Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. with Sunday School and continuing with Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.  Pastor Rodney D. Spears will bring the message for the event. Lunch will be served after the morning service. There will be no afternoon program.

Nonpartisan candidates forum set

The Pontotoc County Republican Women’s club and the Pontotoc County Republican Party are planning a nonpartisan candidates’ forum at the Tanglefoot Pavilion in Pontotoc on Saturday, July 20, starting at 4 p.m. all loal and state candidates are invited.

There will be food available as well as desserts and a live auction between speakers. 

Vendors are invited to come and set up any type of jewelry, crafts, purses, vegetables or flowers. If you wish to be a vendor contact Lori Corbin at 662.419.0997.

If you are a candidate and wish to speak contact Faye Dillard at 662.419.2112.

If you want to donate for, soda or baked goods please call Elise Richmond at 662.586.5076.

To donate craft items for the Republican Women’s booth to sell call Dora Day at 662.489.3504.

First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc VBS set

Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church of Pontotoc will be June 24-27, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Roar! “Life is wild - God is good.” Children ages 3 through the completion of 6th grade are welcomed. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. each night and a meal will be provided. For more information, please call Melanie Williams at 662-801-6085 or Amy Cornelison at 662-424-3064.

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