AREA BRIEFS Pretty in Pink
The annual Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness event will be held Sat., Oct. 18 in Blaylock Park. All proceeds raised will go to the Pink Hear Fund in Long Beach. There will be kidís activities, food, raffles, guest speakers, music, survivorís walk and more.
Big Boys Bar-b-que will be selling fish baskets and Red Bean and Rice bowls to benefit Jeannie Gray, Sat., Oct. 18 in Blaylock Park. Proceeds will go toward her medical expenses incurred during her battle with colon cancer. For more info call 228-731-7122.
The 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be held Sat., Oct. 25, 8 a.m. Ė 3 p.m. in Blaylock Park. There will be crafts, food, kidís jumps, silent auction, pet show, 5K run, Kidís fun run, dunking both, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by Vardaman Street Christian Academy, more info can be obtained by calling 601-528-5454.
Family and Friends Day
Oak Grove MBC of Brooklyn will celebrate Family and Friends Day with a special service at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 9. Guest speaker will be Rev. Calvin Ramsey, pastor of Texas Chapel Baptist Church of Lumberton. For more info call Deacon Ray Benjamin at 601-598-2041.
Kelly Spacht will present a Free Form Basket Class Sat., Oct. 25, 9 a.m. Ė 3 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of the MGCCC Perkinston campus. Stone County Arts Council Member cost is $60, non-member cost is $75. For more info or to register for the class call 601-928-6298.
Lighthouse Family Worship Center, 845 N. Magnolia Dr., Wiggins will hold Homecoming services Sun., Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Bro. Tommy Havard. The public is invited.
First Baptist Church of Wiggins will have revival services Sun., Oct. 19 Ė Wed., Oct. 22. Sunday service will be held at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weeknight services will be at 7 p.m. Weekday lunch will be 12 p.m. Ė 12:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speakers will be Joseph Oster and Alan Stevens. For more info call 601-928-5226.
A benefit Gospel Sing for David Harrison will be held at the Westside Community Center, 45 Magnolia Rd., Perkinston on Sat., Nov. 1. Singing will begin at 1 p.m., food will be served throughout the day with a Turkey Shoot, Silent Auction, Raffle Drawings and Cake Auction. For more info call 601-928-3587 or 601-528-0384.
MGCCC Perkinston Campus will host a 5K Zombie Run on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at A. L. May Memorial Stadium. Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, local families during the holiday season and the MGCCC Scholarship Fund. Registration for adults is $20 and children 12 and under are free. Register on line at www.mgccc.edu/zombierun
New Library Hours
The Stone County Library will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Tues., Oct. 14.
New Zion Baptist Church, 103 Thelma Andrew Rd., Wiggins, will host a Menís Day Sun., Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. A. J. Long of the Word Church International in Pensacola, Fla. The public is invited.
The Benefit Committee of Stone County will be sponsoring a Fish Fry for Evangelist Doris Johnson, 10:30 a.m. until on Fri., Nov. 7 at Blaylock Park. Plates are $7. Proceeds will go to help with expenses Johnson has incurred during her battle with breast cancer. For more info call 228-731-7122.
H. A. Brown United Methodist Church will celebrate their 20th anniversary Sun., Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. with a special service. Guest speaker will be Lindsey Robinson, pastor of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Gulfport and St. Paul United Methodist Church, Biloxi. The public is invited.
During the month of October all Mississippi county health departments will offer free Hepatitis C testing.
A ServSafe class will be held Mon., Nov. 3 at the MSU Extension Office, 214 N. Critz St., Wiggins. Individuals must be registered and have the workbook for the class by Oct. 17. Cost is $135. For more info or to register call 601-928-5286/
Auction and Car Show
A fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be held Sat., Oct. 18 at the Carnes Community Center. Open car and truck show will begin at 8 a.m. Other activities will begin at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and a live auction at 1 p.m. There will be fun for the entire family.
The Stone County Arts Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 21 in the Visual Arts Building on the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. A Bulldog painting acrylic on canvas studio night will follow the meeting. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Call 601-928-6298 for more info or to register for class.
The 64th annual Bond Family Reunion will be held Sun., Oct. 19, 12 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge inside Flint Creek Water Park, Hwy 29, Wiggins.
1985 & 1986 Class Reunion
The Stone High Classes of 1985 and 1986 will have a dual class reunion Fri., Dec. 26 and Sat., Dec. 27 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. Please help us contact our class members. Time is of the essence. Join our group on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254538971397195/, our yahoo group page https://www.classof85and86.com or mail info on class member to Valerie Caul Blackmon at 7924 Jim Ramsay Rd., Vancleave, MS 39565.
The Strong Bones, Strong Women exercise classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday in Wiggins at the Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Hwy 26 at 9 a.m. and at the McHenry Community Building at 10:30 a.m. The classes are for osteoporosis prevention and muscle strengthening. For more info call 601-928-5286.
Children ages 0-5 are invited to attend Story Hours every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Stone County Library. Story Hour is sponsored by Excel By 5.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Stone County Library. For more info call 601-528-0464.
Free Diabetes Program
Stone County Hospital is sponsoring a series of free seminars to teach techniques and skills to control diabetes. The seminars will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the hospitalís cafeteria on Mon., Oct. 20, and Mon., Oct. 27. Refreshments will be provided. For more info call 601-928-6727.