We are approaching the 2019 election cycle. Candidate qualifying begins on January 2, 2019, at 8 AM and ends on March 1, 2019, at 5 PM.
Party candidates for county offices qualify with the Circuit Clerk by the payment of a $100 qualifying fee, payable to the respective party. Independent candidates qualify with the Circuit Clerk by the payment of a $100 qualifying fee and the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a required number of qualified voters, depending on the office you are seeking.
APRIL 1ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR ANYONE WHO IS FILING HOMESTEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME OR WHO HAS HAD A CHANGE IN HOMESTEAD STATUS
It will not be necessary for anyone to come in and refile, unless there has been a change in homestead status for either spouse before January 1st of this year, for example;
NEW DEED ON HOMESTEAD PROPERTY
BECOME DISABLED (husband or wife)
AGE 65 OR OLDER
Must bring proof such as driver’s license or birth certificate
DEATH OF SPOUSE
PURCHASED NEW HOME
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Montgomery County Homeowner Rehabilitation Project
The Lodi-Minerva Road Volunteer Fire Department will have a community garage sale and auction Saturday, November 17 at the home of Dorothy and Redell Coffey, 1765 Lodi Road, Kilmichael. The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the auction will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the building a new fire station.
On November 12, 2018, a Veterans Day Program will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse, sponsored by the American Legion Post 52-DAV Chapter 54 and the Thomas Rodney Chapter MSSDAR. In addition to the annual observance program, the Winona Garden Club, in conjunction with the Thomas Rodney Chapter MSSDAR, will hold a dedication ceremony for the placement of a Blue Star Memorial marker on the courthouse grounds. This marker honors all armed forces who have defended the United States of America.
The Montgomery County Horse Club will hold a "Basic Horsemanship" workshop for Montgomery County 4-Hers at Charlotte Williams' arena on Fisher Crossing Road on Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. Contact extension agent, Amy Ware, for more information at 662-283-4133.
The fall session of Mississippi Forestry Commission's Prescribed Burning Short Course will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on September 19 and 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway 12 East, Starkville. The Prescribed Burning Short Course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Space for the workshop is limited, and registration is required. Visit http://bit.ly/PBSFall18 to fill out the registration form.
There will be a benefit for Alicia Hensley's funeral expenses Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Stewart Fire Department. There will be gospel singing, hamburgers and hot dogs at noon, cake walk and toy walk at 4 p.m., silent auction on various items with winners announced at 6 p.m., and $1 chances on $100 and 5 chances for $20 on Ruger 10/22 rifle.
The Crossroads Jackpot Lamb/Goat Show will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Montgomery County Coliseum. Weigh-in will be from 8-10a.m., and the show will begin at 11:30a.m.
The Governor's Job Fair Network, Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce and Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation is hosting the Greenwood-Leflore Area Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Quick Bites for the month of August via video video conference at the extension office during the noon hour:
-On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Dr. Jamie Varner, Extension instructor, Center for Technology Outreach will introduce some useful apps and tech tips for your smartphone. The class will look at apps to help with productivity, shopping, as well as saving at the stores you visit often.
1) Qualifying period of Consolidated/Consolidated Line School District Trustees: Begin Qualifying Wednesday, August 8, 2018; qualifying deadline, Friday, September 7, 2018
Sewing classes are being held at the Montgomery County Extension office on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. Contact extension agent Anna Austin for more information on this class.
The annual Avery-Lankford-Hendricks reunion will be held on Sunday, July 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Duck Hill Community Center. All descendants of Daniel Hardy Avery and his wife Frances Simmons Avery as well as descendants of Fannie Avery Hendricks Dulaney are invited to attend. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.
A Quick Bites program will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. on Natural Beekeeping, and it will be taught by Dr. Jeff Harris, Assistant Extension Research Professor, Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology. This new movement trending in beekeeping promotes keeping bees in smaller colonies. Also, parasitic mites are better controlled and chemical treatments are not required. Join Dr. Harris as he explains beekeeping strategies for your colony. The community is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the program.
The Warren E. Campbell Post 4488 hosts a dance every Saturday night at the post home in Grenada. Dances scheduled will be held on July 21, with Bobby Hood; and July 28, with Cross Fire. Come and enjoy the entertainment. To be a part of the VFW, call Steve Powers, post commander, at 714-6818; Johnny Laster, senior vice president, at 614-3022; Club Manager Jerry Lucius, 614-8787; or Mike Caffey coordinator, at 417-8275. Come visit Saturdays after 6 p.m.
A Community Awareness Event on Drug Addiction will be held on July 19, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. This event is for parents and adults only. Speakers will include drug prevention, recovery, and law enforcement professionals. Guests will learn about resources for families impacted by drug abuse, safely and securly discarding prescription medications, and training on using NARCAN. In addition, learn how to spot signs of drug use "hiding in plain sight."
This year's county committee election is scheduled to be held for Local Administrative Area 1 (LAA 1), which includes the Duck Hill/Alva area. The nomination period begins June 15, 2018, and August 1, 2018, is the last day to file nomination forms at your local USDA Service Center. You may request nomination forms from your local USDA Service Center or obtain online at http://fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Just One Women's Ministry is a community wide ministry of women. We are made up of different churches and come together as one body of Christ. We meet the first Tuesday evening of each month at 6 p.m. at North Winona Baptist Church's Education building. Dinner and children's activities are provided. Come as you are and bring your friends.