Camp Shelby Youth Challenge Graduation - December 20, 2014

The Mississippi National Guard Youth Challenge Program will hold its graduation ceremony at the JL Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on Saturday, December 20, 2014. The commencement exercises will recognize over 200 graduates from throughout the State of Mississippi.

Camp Shelby’s Youth Challenge Program and Challenge Academy seeks to create an environment for young men and women to take control of their lives and to accept the responsibility for their past, present, and future behavior. The program is five months long and “from start to finish, a miraculous metamorphosis occurs.” The mission of the Youth Challenge Program is “to improve the life-coping skills and employment potential of high school dropouts so that they may become productive members of their communities and society in general.”

Biannually, applicants who have deserted traditional educational environments and display appropriate aptitude and attitude enter the program. In every graduating class thus far, ACT scholarships and Community College scholarship recipients have been recognized. 

The graduation ceremonies will begin at 10:30 am. Family and friends are invited to come out and support the December 2014 class. 


New Year's Barrel Race January 2-4, 2015

Down South Productions will hold its annual New Year's Barrel Race on January 2-4, 2015. The three-day event is APHA, and WPRA approved!!  The New Year's Barrel Race will have $10,00.00 added to the prize money. With all this money up for grabs, barrel racers will come from all over to take a run at the big bucks. This is an event that the whole family will enjoy and admission is FREE to the general public.

The weekend will be filled with a lot of fun and excitement. There will be fun activities like the Ward's Barrel Racing Bingo and on Saturday night Down South Productions will host its annual New Year's Party with free food for contestants and sponsors. The party will start shortly after the last run of the day on Saturday.  There will also be lots of vendors on hand selling a variety of merchandise from purses to jewelry as well as equine and tack supplies.

Schedule is as follows:  Thursday 6-10 p.m. (open arena); Friday: Exhibitions 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Open Multi Race at Noon.  Saturday: Exhibitions 8-11 a.m.; Open MultiRace @ Noon.  On Sunday: Church Service at 8:00 a.m., Open at 9:00 am. Pre-entries postmark by Dec. 22, 2014.

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Arenacross Racing - January 17, 2015

Saturday Jan. 17, 2015
Doors 6pm
Main Event 7pm

General Admission Day of Show
Adults $18
11 & under $12
3 & under free

Advance Ticket General Admission
Adults $15
11 & under $10
3 & under free

(General admission tickets allow entry at 6pm)

Advanced Tickets Available at:


(All tickets subject to convenience and handling charges)

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