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Football Tryouts
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold football tryouts at 4 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 11 at A. L. May Memorial Stadium on the Perkinston campus. All high school seniors, current MGCCC students and Mississippi community college football players interested in become a member of the Bulldog football team are invited to attend. Participants should bring tennis shoes, cleats, shorts, sweats and highlight videos if available.

Special Guest
Rev. Usama Dakdok will be a guest speaker at McHenry First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 8. Topic will be “Revealing the Truth about Jihad and Terrorism.” The public is invited to attend this free event, where a love offering will be received for The Straight Way of Grace Ministries. The church is located at 1476 W. McHenry Rd., McHenry. For more info call 601-928-4644.

Blood Drive
A replacement blood drive with Ochsner Blood Bank for Mr. James White will be held Sat., Jan. 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Big Level Baptist church, 1346 City Bridge Rd., Wiggins. All donors will receive a Blood Bank T-shirt and Mini Physical. For more info call 601-928-3898 or 601-528-1413.

Photos needed
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 news@stonecountyenterprise.com. Original photos may be brought into our office at 143 S. First St., Wiggins where they will be immediately scanned and returned.

Cheerleaders Tryouts
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.

Baseball Registration
Stone-Wiggins Recreation Association will hold youth baseball tryouts for the 2015 season at Hood fields 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 31 and Sat. Feb. 14 and 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 27 and Tues., Feb. 10. First time players are required to bring birth certificate. Fees are $65 per child. There will be no late registration. For more info visit HYPERLINK "http://www.stonewigginsrec.wordpress.com" www.stonewigginsrec.wordpress.com

Forestry Meeting
Pearl River/Stone County Forestry Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 3 for a Dutch treat dinner at the Pearl River Community College Cafeteria, 101 Highway 11 N. Guest speaker will be from the Land Trust for the MS Coastal Plan on forest restoration.

Forge Day
Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, will host a Forge Day Sat., Jan. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Attendees can learn tips for metalworking and try their hand at the forge. Members are free; non-members, $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more info call 601-799-2311.

Softball Registration
The Stone-Wiggins Recreation Association Girls Softball will hold registration for Girls Softball at Hood Fields 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 7 and Sat., Feb. 14 and 6 pm. – 8 p.m. on Tues. Feb. 17 and Thurs., Feb. 19. Registration will be for girls softball t-ball, ages 5 and 6; girls coach pitch softball, age 8 and under; and girls fast pitch, 10 and under, 12 and under and 16 and under. Cost is $60 per child.

Bird Talk
Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, will host a Children’s Program – For the Birds on Sat., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Master Naturalist Mary Cordray will teach about bird identification, bird habitats, and ways to attract birds. Members’ children are free; non-members’ children, $2. No charge for adults. For more info call 601-799-2311.

Cattlemen Meeting
The Stone County Cattlemen’s Association will meet Thurs., Jan. 29 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. The board will meet at 6 p.m., followed by supper and membership meeting at 7 p.m. Call 601-928-5286 by Tues., Jan. 27 if you plan to attend.

Native Plant Sale
Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, will host an Arbor Day Native Plant Sale Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Choose from a wide variety of trees and shrubs at this plant sale, and come early for the best selection of hard-to-find native plants. Free admission. For more info call 601-799-2311.

Mardi Gras Parade
The Stone County Carnival Association will host the annual Wiggins Mardi Gras parade on Mon., Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. with King Bret Barger and Queen Jackie Carpenter. Theme will be Collegiate Carnival.

Free Radon Test Kits
January is Radon Action Month and the Mississippi State Department of Health Radon Program is offering free radon test kits while supplies last. Call 800-626-7739 for a free test kit, which will be sent directly to you with testing instructions.



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