AREA BRIEFS Autism/Asperger’s Meeting
Do you have a child or young adult with Autism or Asperger’s? Do they long to have friends and a social life? Parents we will meet Tuesday, March 17. Call Kathy at 601-928-4667 or 601-528-1471 for time and place.
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 County SPCA’s 6th annual Mutt Strut will begin at 2pm on Saturday, March 21 at Blaylock Park. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Pine Hill Festival in downtown Wiggins. Registration is $10 and all dogs must have proof of rabies vaccination and be on a leash. Proceeds go toward expanding the animal shelter. Prizes will be given to include up to $1,000 of Blue Buffalo dog food. For more information call 601-928-1930.
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 962 Hwy 29N, Wiggins, will present “The Tomb is Empty,” a spirit-filled musical and dramatic presentation of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at 6pm nightly. The public is invited. For more information call 601-928-7930 or 601-528-0014.
The 2015 Annual DeSoto Ranger District Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 11 beginning at 7:30am. Deadline to register is March 25. For more information or to volunteer call Marilyn Stone at 601-528-6160.
Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins, will hold its monthly breakfast beginning at 7:30am on Saturday, March 7. Plates are $6 and the public is invited.
Wiggins Masonic Lodge No. 481 F&AM, 129 S. First St., Wiggins will hold its monthly business meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 5.
PES 2nd grade king, Easton Hicks is selling “to-go” dinner from Sawmill Family Restaurant for Tuesday, March 10, 4pm-6pm. The dinner will include chicken, potato salad, baked beans and bread for $7 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 228-218-6299 by Friday, March 6.
The Dixie Melody Boys will be in concert at 7pm on Friday, March 20 at the Lamar County Shelter in Purvis. For more information call 601-466-7575.
McHenry First Baptist Church Youth will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 7 at The Oaks Golf Course. Tee time is 12pm, cost is $80 per person and format is 4-man, best ball. Entry includes lunch, mulligans, 1 free throw and putting contest entry. For more information or to register call Scott Jerome at 601-750-4062
Evangelist Houston Taylor and The Christian Community Center, 126 N. Park St., Wiggins, will host a free seminar, “The Seal of God,” March 15-20 and March 22-27, 7pm – 8pm nightly. Following the seminar each evening, there will be free pizza available for attendees. For more information call 228-313-3334.
The Tyrone Lewis Ministry will host a gospel concert beginning at 6pm on Saturday, March 7 at the Gulfport High School auditorium, 100 Perry St., Gulfport. Musical guests will include Tekayla Carr, Joshua Rogers, Alexis Spight, Ashford Sanders and Lawrence & Friends. Advance tickets are available for $20 or $25 at the door. For more information call 228-596-6626.
Learn to Drive
The annual Summer Learn to Drive Program at the University of Southern Mississippi will be held June 8-26 on the Hattiesburg campus. The program is open to students ages 14 and entering into the ninth grade and older. For more information or to register call Jewel Adams at 601-266-5358.
Easter Egg Competition
The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board is seeking artists, both professional and amateur; to submit a decorative Easter egg that represents the State of Mississippi and our culture. The chosen egg will be presented to First Lady Deborah Bryant during the Easter season. Eggs must be delivered between March 16 and March 20. For more information or to join the competition, call Jennifer Thompson at 601-359-1144.
Mississippi Blood Services will host a community blood drive in Wiggins on Wednesday, March 4, 12pm – 6pm at the Wiggins Walmart. All donors will receive a t-shirt.
Private Applicator Training
The Stone County Extension Service has scheduled will hold a private pesticide applicator training on Thursday, March 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm and another on Friday, March 20, 1pm-3pm. Fee is $10 per participant. To register or for more information call 601-928-5286.
Mississippi Blood Services and HOSA will host a blood drive at Stone High School on Thursday, March 5, 8am-4pm inside the FEMA building. All donors will receive a t-shirt.
High Tunnel Field Day
The George County Extension Office will host a High Tunnel Field Day at Tubular Structures, 134 Summers Lane, Lucedale on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 9:30am. Topics to be covered include High Tunnel Design, Insect Problems, Disease Problems and Weed Problems. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register call 601-947-4233 before March 1.
The Nutrition Group will meet at 11:30am on Wednesday, March 4, at the Stone County Extension Conference Room, 214 N. Critz St., Wiggins. The group works with recipes and nutritional information for individuals with the need to manage diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. For more information call 601-928-5286.
Rural Health Coalition
The Stone County Rural Health Coalition will meet at 10am on Friday, March 6 at the Stone County Extension Office, 214 N. Crtiz St., Wiggins. Any member of the health community is welcome to participate in the meeting. For more information call 601-928-5286.
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.
Historic Bomber Tour
Three rare World War II aircraft bring aviation history roaring to life at 12pm on Wednesday, March 4 in Hattiesburg. A historic B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51C Mustang will fly into the Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport as part of the Collings Foundation’s 110-city Wings of Freedom Tour. Aircraft tours are available for $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and World War II veterans tour for free. For more information call 800-568-8924 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.bombsaway.info" www.bombsaway.info
Tea Party and Doll Show
The Old Firehouse Museum in Wiggins will host its Second Annual Tea Party and Doll Show on Saturday, March 7. The event is free and will be held at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center, 10am – 4pm. Exhibitors should bring their dolls for display on Friday, March 6, 4pm-6pm or Saturday, March 7, 8am-9:30am.
The Reflections Team at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston camps will host the Walters Family 5K race on Saturday, April 18, to help raise funds to assist with current and future medical bills for Brooks Walters. Check-in is set for 8am at the Bell Tower on the Perkinston Campus and the race will begin at 8:30am. Entry fee is $20. For more information call Reba Ragan at 601-528-2539 or Ana-Claire Graham at 601-467-7212.
Pine Hill Festival
The annual Pine Hill Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20, 21 and 22 in downtown Wiggins. For more vendor applications or more information call the Stone County Economic Development Partnership at 601-928-5418.
A reunion of the Wiggins High School students, faculty and staff will be held on Saturday, May 16, at the Sawmill Family Restaurant. The reunion will begin at 11am and the cost is $20 per person. For more details call Harold and Opal Ainsworth at 601-928-3665, Wynn and Carolyn Alexander at 601-928-3676, Patty Duggan Breazeale at 601-928-3446 or Carolyn Jo Brooks at 601-928-4506.
The Stone High graduating classes of 1985 and 1986 will hold a class reunion on Friday, April 24 at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi and on Saturday, April 25 at the Stone County Fairground’s exhibit building. Organizers ask class members to visit the reunion page on Facebook for more information and to RSVP. (Stone County High School Classes of 1985 & 1986, Wiggins, MS)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Original photos may be brought into our office at 143 S. First St., Wiggins where they will be immediately scanned and returned.
MGCCC is accepting application for cheerleader and mascot tryouts until March 15. For requirements, application and other information call Christy Bowman at 601-928-6319 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.mgccc.edu" www.mgccc.edu and choose the cheerleader link under athletics.