Commmunity Calendar 2-8-2018

February 8

Make a Valentine gift for someone special at Magee Library on Feb. 8  at 4 p.m. Share some love and use old DVDs in a cool way. Seventh-twelfth grades are invited.


February 9

Fourteen years of pastoral ministry celebrating Pastor Kimble Windham and First Lady Minister Lisa Windham will be held at Hills Chapel M.B. Church, 1860 SCR 105, Louin. Pre-anniversary will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister Shirron Wash, member of Jackson Revival Center, Jackson, under the leadership of Pastor Jennifer Beird. All choirs, groups, soloists, dance ministries are invited to attend; upon arrival register in the foyer to appear on the night of celebrating program.


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 13

The annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Feb.13, from 5-7 p.m. in the church hall located at 1201 South 4th Street, Collins. Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juices are on the menu, all for only $5. For more information on how to get tickets or how to be a part of St. Elizabeth’s, call the church at 601-921-1803.


A Valentine themed Minute-to-Win-It party will be held at Magee Library on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to play games, compete against friends and have snacks.


February 14

The Simpson County Federation of Democratic Women will host their annual “Chili” lunch sale on Wednesday, February 14, at the E911 Building in Mendenhall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch is $5.


February 15

The Braxton Planners will sponsor 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 is eligible to enter. The deadline to enter is February 16. For more information contact Nina Grubbs at 601-382-1684.


February 17

Angel Wings Outreach Center presents Know Your Worth, A “Woke-Shop” For Awareness about Teen Dating Violence/Human Trafficking on Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Magee Community Center, 115 First Ave., NW, Magee. For more information call 601-847-5802.


February 19

The Board of Supervisors and Simpson County Solid Waste Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in Observance of President’s Day. Trash pickup will run as follows: Regular garbage pickup Monday, Feb. 19, will be picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and will run through Thursday afternoon. Please have trash in bags and out by 6 a.m.


February 25

Annual Usher’s Day will be held at Pleasant Grove CME Church, 577 Highway 541 South, Magee on Sunday, Feb. 25 during the 11 a.m. church service. Pastor is Rev. Robert Hill.


Fourteen years of pastoral ministry celebrating Pastor Kimble Windham and First Lady Minister Lisa Windham will be held at Hills Chapel M.B. Church, 1860 SCR 105, Louin. Pastoral Anniersary will be on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Steve Edwards, pastor of Word of Faith, Montrose, along with his church family and at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Gary Moore, pastor of Greater Corinth M.B. Newton, along with his church family.


March 2

Mendenhall’s Friday Nights on Main Kick-Off Party will be held on March 2 on Main Street beginning at 6 p.m. There will be antique cars and trucks, hot rods, race vehicles, motorcycles and plenty of food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family. Vendors are welcome. 55 South will be jamming on the Main Stage or enjoy some karaoke music by Party Tyme DJ Services on the south stage. Sponsored by Cooksey Builders Inc. Friday Nights on Main will be held the first Friday of every month.


March 3

A Wild Game Supper will be held at Maranatha Baptist Church located on Highway 35 between Mize and Mt. Olive, on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m. Fish, chicken, and  wild game will be served. There will be door prizes. The guest speaker will be Sam Caston. For more information call 601-733-9173.


A Pre-Appreciation Musical Program will be hosted by Higher Level Worship Center in honor of Pastor Rev. Dwight and First Lady Pearl Robinson on Saturday, March 3. This event will take place at Higher Level Worship Center beginning at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. 


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.


March 11

Pastor Rev. Dwight Robinson and First Lady Sister Pearl Robinson of Higher Level Worship Center, Jackson, will be honored for six years of service on Sunday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. James Roby, pastor of St. John M.B. Church, Utica. Everyone is invited.



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.