Community Calendar

January 24

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive at Lake Elementary School and Lake High School on Wednesday, January 24. The MBS Donor Coach will be at Lake High School from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and at Lake Elementary School from 12 – 6 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

January 26

Mississippi Blood Services MBS will be holding a blood drive at Lackey Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 26. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the hospital from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

January 27

Monthly American Legion meeting for Post 9 will be Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.  (Note one-time change of meeting day).

Ladies of the Auxiliary will meet at 6:00 p.m.  A meal will be served after business session, followed by a program.  All members are urged to be there, and all eligible veterans are welcome. Call 601-507-0305 for further information.

January 27

The St. Mark M.B. Church, 7445 Mudline Rd. Lake, will be having their first quarterly prayer breakfast program on Saturday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m.  The speaker will be Roxana Rogers-Sullivan. Also, there will be community information available from various agencies to inform the community of resources and public information. 

January 27

The public is invited to attend the 7th Annual Prince & Princess Pageant which will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018; 2:00 p.m., Scott County District Building, Highway 80 West, Morton, MS.  We are excited to have the following participants:

PRINCESSES: New Mt. Calvary MBC:  Journee Zhane Marie Loper and Ariyanne Varra; Mt. Carmel MBC: Kyla Laster; Pilgrim Rest MBC: Kendall Morgan.

PRINCES: Pilgrim Rest MBC: Karter Bell, New Mt. Calvary: Jayden Hunt; Mt. Zion Ludlow: Jayden McLin; Mt. Carmel MBC: Dylan Palm; Pilgrim Rest MBC: McKendrick Morgan.

January 30

The Scott County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers will have their monthly Leader Training on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the MSU Extension Service Scott County office located at 230 South Davis Street in Forest.  The program will be on “A Lesson in Divinity” presented by, Joey Irby, with the Neshoba County Vo-Tech.  The public is cordially invited to attend.  For more information, please call the Extension Service office at 601-469-4241.

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap/disability, or veteran status.

February 1

Delicious homemade soups and desserts will be sold at EXCEL’s Soup and Dessert Day on Thursday, February 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Celebrate these late winter days by stopping at the Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, to enjoy both soup and dessert.  You may eat in or take out.  Proceeds benefit Excel’s educational programs. 

February 6

On Tuesday, February 6, the Excel Learning Center will host an “Improving Your Mending Skills” class. Why throw away good pieces of clothes if you can mend them?  Using needle and thread and sometimes the sewing machine, participants will mend small tears in the material, fix loose hems or maybe sew new ones, and sew on buttons. 

The class will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Instructors are Marie Harman and Shelly Bump.  The cost is $5.  Participants may bring two or three items that need mending. Register by calling 601-732-1800, or stop at Excel, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton.