AREA BRIEFS Revival
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 962 Hwy 29N, Wiggins will hold revival services May 24-29. Sunday morning services will be followed by lunch at the church and afternoon service, no night service. Weeknight services will begin at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Bro. Bob Dunning of Ironton, Ohio. For more information call 601-928-7134.
MDWFP is hosting a pond management workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at the Lyman Community Center, 13472 Hwy 49, Gulfport. An hour-long presentation will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming and fertilization. For more information call Jeremy McCain at 601-582-7721.
Success with Longleaf Pines: How to Enhance Wildlife Habitat, Improve Profitability, and Reduce Risks is the theme of the May 30, Forestry Field Day in Stone County at the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. Participants will hear professional speakers, receive longleaf pine program information, have lunch and go on a field trip to see a recently planted longleaf pine stand on private lands. Foresters receive CFE Credits for the field day. Registration begins at 8:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Student Center and the program will begin at 9am and continue until 2 pm. Pre-registration is required before May 28 by calling 601-928-5286.
New Zion Baptist Church, 103 Thelma Andrews Rd, Wiggins invites the public to itís annual Spring/Youth Revival beginning at 7pm nightly May 25-29. Guest speaker will be Pastor Alexander White of the Rising Star Baptist Church, McComb.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkette Dance Team will hold auditions on Tuesday, May 28, 1pm-5pm in the Malone Hall Dance Studio. For more information or to register for the audition visit www.mgccc.edu/band-of-gold/perkettes/.
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wiggins at the Stone County Rehab Center at 9am and at the McHenry Community Building in McHenry at 10:30am. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For more information call 601-928-5286.
The Stone County Enterprise will be publishing a 100th year anniversary special edition in 2016. In preparation for this special publication the Enterprise staff is asking readers to search through their albums, boxes and computers for photographs from 1916 to present. We are interested in everything from Homecoming Queen, Parades, Festivals, Sports, Businesses, Founding Families, Military, Communities, etc. Digital photos may be emailed with a caption to email@example.com. Original photos may be brought into our office at 143 S. First St., Wiggins where they will be immediately scanned and returned.
MGCCC will host summer football camps June 14-16 at the Perkinston campus for players in grades 9-12, who have not started their senior year. Cost is $200 per player for overnight campers or $150 for day campers. Team discounts are available. Deadline for registration is June 4. For more information or to register call 601-928-6360.
The Stone High Class of 1965 will hold its 50th class reunion on Saturday, May 30. The reunion will be held at Pine Burr Country Club and will begin at 6pm. Cost is $40 per person. Information and registration forms will be mailed to class members. For more information or to provide contact information call Carolyn Bond at 601-723-0611, Elaine Brockmeyer at 601-928-9984 or Peggy Bullion at 601-297-1785.
Oak Grove MBC of Brooklyn will celebrate their annual church anniversary with a special service at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 24. Guest speaker will be Rev. Theophilus McSwain, pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, New Augusta. For more information call Deacon Ray Benjamin at 601-598-2041.
Mountain dulcimers are very easy to learn to play and instruments and free lessons are available in Stone County. Pine Hill Dulcimers meet 6pm-8pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Wiggins Presbyterian Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Karen at 601-528-1663 or Tommy at 601-716-6761,
Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Rd., Perkinston, will host a political rally at 2pm on Saturday, June 6. All political candidates are invited as well as the public. For more information call Dolly Cervi at 601-528-5577 or Flossie Brown at 601-928-2317.
The Class of 1975 will hold their 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Any classes before and after 1975 are welcome to attend. Classmates are asked to call Pam Cook Black at 601-928-1813 or Cheryl Davis Lambert at 601-928-2913.
The Wiggins and McHenry branches of the Pine Forest Regional Library will hold a summer reading program for children pre-k through 2nd grade on Wednesdays beginning June 3. The program will begin at 10am at the Wiggins branch and 3pm at the McHenry branch. Registration is in progress. There is no charge to participate.
The VFW will host a gospel sing featuring Standing Firm of Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 6pm on Friday, May 22 at the exhibit building on the Stone County Fairgrounds.
The Wiggins branch of the Pine Forest Regional Library will hold a summer reading program for children in grades 3 through 5 on Tuesdays May 26 through August 4. The program, hosted by USM Associate Professor Danielle E. Forest, will begin at 10:30am each Tuesday. There is no charge to participate.
ServSafe, a certification course for restaurant workers, is scheduled for June 8 at the Extension office, 214 N. Critz St., Wiggins. Individuals must be registered and have the workbook for the class by May 20. Cost is $135. For more info call 601-928-5286.
Free Summer Meals
Stone County School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and under at the Stone Middle School cafeteria. The program, funded by USDA, will begin June 1 and continue through July 3 with lunch only being served June 1-5. Breakfast will be served 9am-9:30am and lunch will be served 11am-12:30pm.
The Education Committee of the Stone County Branch of the NAACP is hosting a countywide book drive Saturday, May 23 at H.A. Brown United Methodist Church in Wiggins. The committee will be accepting books, reading materials, school supplies, office supplies and monetary donations 9am-12pm. The donated resources will be used in a summer reading program targeting early and struggling readers. For more information or to become a volunteer, call Rev. David Graves at 228-263-2463, Ms. Tasha Johnson at 228-234-9381 or Mrs. Valerie Bonner at 601-716-4725.
Business and Breakfast
The Stone County Economic Development Partnership Chamber Division has set the quarterly Business and Breakfast Meeting for Friday, May 22, 7:30am at the Sawmill Family Restaurant in Wiggins. Featured speaker will be Wiggins Police Chief Matt Barnett. For more information call Betsy Rowell at 601-550-5699.
Mississippi Professional Investigators Association will meet at 1pm on Saturday, June 13 at McAlisters, 2422 Pass Rd, Biloxi. For more information visit www.mpia.org.
William Carey University school of Education is offering a free ACT camp for area high school students June 1-5 at the Hattiesburg campus. The camp has 50 available slots and students are expected to attend the entire camp which will meet 9am-3:30pm each day. For more information or to request an application call Tina Bond at 601-318-6600.
A gospel sing featuring Gospel Grass Revival, Faith Walkers and Faithway Singers, will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday, June 13 at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Hwy 49, Sanford. Free admission and a love offering will be received. For more information call 601-765-6485.