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.

With the goal to strengthen families through education and community involvement, MHV clubs are involved in leadership training, education and volunteering in their communities.  Join us to learn more about these active volunteers and how you can participate.  Quick Bites are interactive video programs held during lunch (12-1) on Thursdays.

The Montgomery County Arts Council have released a few of their dates for 2018. Mark your calendars!! We appreciate their willingness and hard work to put on such great productions for our community.

Valentine Dinner Show
February 3, 2018

Hill Fire
April 6th, 7th, 8th- 2018

Mother's Day Tea
May 12, 2018

NAR-ANON Family Support Group meets every Monday at 7 pm at 116 Quitman Street in Winona.  The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction.  As a 12-step program, we offer our help by sharing experience, strength and hope.

Miracles Happen group of Narcotics Anonymous meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at 116 Quitman Street in Winona.  NA is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had/has become a major problem.  We meet regularly to help each other stay clean.  We are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.

The North Mississippi Beekeepers Association meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi State Extension Service office located 618 Summit Street in Winona.