Community Calendar 1-25-2018




January 25

The annual Friends of the Mendenhall Library soup and cornbread fundraiser will be held Thurday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Don’t miss out. Purchase your $5 ticket from a Friends member or at the library circulation desk. 


January 28

Annual Women’s Day program will be held at Mary Grove M.B. Church on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Rose Collins of South Pleasant Hill will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.


January 31

Visit Mendenhall Library for coffee and cookies and stay for coloring on Jan. 31 from 1-2 p.m.


February 1

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday, February 1, at 11 a.m. in the E 911 Building in Mendenhall. Guests are welcome. For information call 601-953-2533.


February 4

The 123rd Year Church Anniversary Celebration will be held at New Zion M.B. Church, Pinola, on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. Theme: “We’re still here standing united.” Scripture: Ephesians 4:16. The guest speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Skiffer, pastor of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, Pinola. Everyone is invited to attend.


February 10

A gospel sing will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Highway 49, Sanford featuring The Pilgrim Family, Gospel Grass Revival and Faithway Singers. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received. For more information call 601-765-6485.


February 11

Miss Simpson County and Miss Central Southeast Magnolia State Pageant will be held February 24 in Magee. The deadline to enter is Feb. 11. Two winners will be crowned in each division. For an entry form, go to or contact local director Lisa Partlow at 601-720-4705 or


A Valentine Gala sponsored by Zion Hill Relay Team will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the VFW Lodge, Hwy 49, Magee. For more information contact Willie Rutherford at 601-832-7651.


February 15

The Braxton Planners are sponsoring a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on February 15 at Braxton Community Center at 6 p.m.   Bring your favorite dish and visit with your neighbors as Chris Busby explains and demonstrates the new CPR procedures. Fried chicken will be provided by the Braxton Planners. For questions please call the Braxton City Hall 601-847-1879.


The Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for the next Mendenhall Miss Hospitality. The goal of the state and local Miss Hospitality is to promote tourism and economic development at the local and state level. Miss Hospitality represents the spirit of the “Hospitality State” with everyone she meets. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 are eligible to enter. The deadline to enter is February 16. For more information contact Nina Grubbs at 601-382-1684.


March 4

The first year anniversary of St. Mary Church’s Pastor Anthony Watts will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Bernard Mitchell of Zion Hill M.B. Church, Mendenhall. Everyone is invited to attend.



A Bible study on the book of Revelations is being offered every Sunday night at 6 p.m. led by Pastor Bro. Donald Green at Fellowship Baptist Church, Hwy. 13 South, Mendenhall.

Morning prayer and afternoon luncheon is held every Thursday at Mt. Moriah Church. Prayer time is 11 a.m. until noon. Lunch and fellowship time is 12:15-1:15 p.m. Prayer and lunch is open to all people to get spiritually fed and natural food for the soul. Senior citizens, the needy and the homeless, come and bring a friend. Mt. Moriah Church is located at 160 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Magee.


The Books-n-Lunch Club meets at the Magee Library at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book chosen for adult readers. New participants are welcome. Pick up or prepare a lunch item to share and join the group, or just visit to see what goes on. Call the library at 601-849-3747 for more information.


Magee First UMC livestreams Sunday morning worship services at 10 a.m. weekly via Services are also archived for viewing convenience.


The Simpson County Federation of Democratic Women meets at the E911 Building in Mendenhall the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 a.m.


Drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous can help. NA toll free helpline: 866-643-6792. Local NA meeting schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Overflow Church in Magee.


American Legion Post 74 meets the third Tuesday of each month at the VFW, Hwy 49, Magee, at 6:30 p.m. Veterans and active duty service personnel welcome.


Lunch and Prayer is held every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at BridgePointe Church, 123 Choctaw Street E., Magee. Hosted by Genesis (a BridgePointe Ministry.)


Weekly Prayer will be held every Thursday at noon at the Faith Tabernacle COGIC located across from the Goodwater Barber School in Magee. For info call 601-849- 4007.



Preschool story time is held at Mendenhall Public Library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bring your preschooler for stories,

songs and crafts.


Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.