AREA BRIEFS Perkette Tryouts
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkette Dance Team will hold auditions on Wednesday, April 29, 3pm-5pm and/or 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 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 Fairgroundís 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) Payments should be sent to Valerie Blackmon, 7206 Buckeye Dr., Biloxi, MS 39532.
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.
Big Level Baptist Church will host a ď180 Rally for ChristĒ at 7pm on Saturday, April 25 at the church. The event will be a county wide contemporary worship experience. The BLBC Praise Band will lead music. Guest speaker will be West Gardner. For more information call Michael Morris at 601-530-3482.
BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
Ramsey Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host a Leukemia fundraiser for Judith Berhow, 11am-2pm on Saturday, May 9 at the Sawmill Family Restaurant in Wiggins. BBQ chicken dinners will be available for $8 a plate. Tickets must be purchased by 8pm on Monday, May 4. For more information or to purchase a ticket call Amos Alexander at 601-716-6992 or Eugene Alexander at 601-716-6968.
Relay for Life
New Zion Baptist Church Health and Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a Relay for Life 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, April 25. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society and will be held at the Jerry Fairley Sports Complex on New Hope Road, Wiggins. All churches, organizations, individuals or teams are asked to participate. For more information call Mary Bolton at 601-528-8681 or Larry Jenkins at 601-310-7437.
A reunion of all 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 will be $20 per person to be paid at the door when you register. For more information or to provide contact information for fellow classmates call Harold and Opal Ainsworth at 601-928-3665, Wynn and Carolyn Alexander, 601-928-3676, Patty Duggan Breazeale at 601-928-3446, Ruth Campbell Ford at 601-928-4970 or Carolyn Jo Davis Brooks at 601-928-4506.
4-H Poultry Chain is accepting new participants in two classes, layer and broiler, and two age groups, Jr (8-13) and Sr. (14-18). The project is a hands on learning project where participants purchase 20 female hatched chicks and grow them at home through the summer keeping records of vaccination, feed program, growth and other activities. The birds are then entered into the local fair for judging. Entries are due May 1 and the birds must be ordered to come in the week of May 19-26. For more information and/or to participate in the project call 601-928-5286 before ordering the chicks.
New Zion Baptist Church, 103 Thelma Andrews Rd., Wiggins will celebrate their Male Chorus Anniversary with a special service beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday, April 25. All male chorus, choirs and soloists are invited to participate.
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.
Kids Kicking Cancer
Help warm the heart of a child fighting cancer at the Blair Batson Childrenís Hospital in Jackson. Sturdy bins, made by Thirty-One Gifts, can be purchased through Mary Kirkland. Kirkland will use the proceeds of the sales to purchase items (personal care items, toys, coloring/activities books, etc.) to fill each bin and present them to the children battling cancer and other life threatening diseases at the hospital. For more info or to donate call Kirkland at 601-408-8576.
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.
Motherís Day Brunch
H.A. Brown United Methodist Church will hold their annual Motherís Day Brunch at 11am on Saturday, May 2. Guest speaker will be Sis. Lisa Ann Chandler. Tickets are $7 each. For more information call 601-928-9925.
Plan now to attend the 2nd annual Pine Hill Dulcimers Dayfest on Saturday, May 17 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1206 E. Central Ave., Wiggins. Enjoy up to five, one-hour classes in mountain or hammered dulcimer taught by John and Karen Keane of Shreveport, La., and Jess Dickinson of Madison. Cost is $40 and includes instructor concerts, lunch and door prizes. For more information call Karen at 601-528-1663 or Tommy at 601-716-6761.
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,
Spring Field Day
The Stone County Cattlemenís Association will hold a Spring Field Day at 6pm on Thursday, May 7 at Tanner Farms. Topics will include fly control, minerals, hay and pasture renovation. Several livestock supply vendors will be in attendance. The program is free and a meal will be provided. Feel free to bring the children, as youth activities will also be available. Pre-register by Monday, May 4 by calling 601-928-5286.
The annual Thomas Ervin and Seleta Ann Rouse Bond reunion will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the new Big Level Community Center. Attendees should bring a covered dish for lunch. Friends and relatives are welcome.
New Zion Church, 350 New Zion Rd, Ramsey Springs Community, will hold revival services May 7-8 at 7pm each evening. Guest speaker will be Pastor Eliot Morgan.
Interest in family history is growing and opportunities for professional genealogists are also. Certified genealogist Clarise Sloper will present requirements and benefits of ProGen study groups to help genealogists qualify for national certification. This free program is open to the public at 7pm on Tuesday, May 5, 107 S. Park Ave., Hattiesburg. For more information call Kathy Goss at 601-549-3983.
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.
Senior Citizen Day
The Stone County TRIAD, Stone County Rural Health Coalition and Stone County Extension Service welcomes senior citizens, age 62 and over to the Senior Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 23, 10am-2pm at the Stone County Fairgrounds. The health fair will have exhibitors with information for seniors. There is no cost and lunch will be served at 11am.
Charity Golf Tourney
The 4th annual Eagles under the Oaks Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, May 20 at The Oaks Golf Club, Pass Christian. The event, to benefit combat wounded veterans, will begin with registration and a continental breakfast, 8am-9am and shotgun start at 9:30am. For more information call Nell Schmidt at 228-385-4557 or register online at HYPERLINK "http://www.kfcu.org/eagles" www.kfcu.org/eagles