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Yalobusha Homemakers Sponsor First Annual Quilt Show

The local Yalobusha Homemakers are sponsoring their first annual quilt show on Saturday, May 10. The show will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville on Hwy. 7 in Coffeeville.

Interested participants are invited to mark their calendars for this exciting event!  For more details, contact the Extension Office at 675-2730.

Eagle Columnist Will Address Historians

    The Yalobusha County Historical Society, Inc., will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church in Coffeeville. Jack Mayfield, popular columnist for The Oxford Eagle, will speak on “Sketches from the James K. Polk Era.”     

    (President James K. Polk owned a plantation south of Coffeeville) The public is invited.

VFW Plans Bingo Action For Friday Night

  VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, March 14.. “Come out and join VFW Post 4100 for a fun-filled night of Bingo at the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” invites Commander Joe Gross. The building opens at 5:30 p.m., sales start at 6, and the first of 24 games begins at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

Come Shake A Leg At The VFW Dance

  It’s party time at VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley. A live band is featured every Saturday and on March 15 the featured band will be Jason Adams and The Southern Country Band. Music begins at 8 p.m. and plays until midnight. “Join us for listening or dancing to country music at the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” says Commander Joe Gross.

Cossar Park Will Hold Easter Activities

  Cossar State Park will hold its annual Easter activities Saturday, March 22. There will be an Easter egg hunt for ages 0 thru 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Other games and activities will be held behind the visitor center following the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be present for this event, along with Smokey The Bear and Woodsy The Owl. Friends of Cossar will have a concession stand open.

Rural Services Offer Consumer Protection Forum

  North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, North Central Area Agency on Aging, and Central Mississippi, Inc., will co-sponsor a forum on consumer protection assistance for the elderly at the Davis Chapel Masonic Hall, located in Oakland. This forum will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    The forum will include the following topics: Overview of services available through North MS Rural Legal Services and Central Mississippi, Inc.; Update on Consumer Protection Issues; File for the New Tax Benefit before it’s too late!!     

    Individual consultation will be available for discussing: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, Medicaid and Medicare Counseling. The general public is invited to this free event. For more information contact Betty Withers or  Catherine V. “Ginny” Kilgore, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, 1-800-898-8731, ext. 2101. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Masonic Meetings Scheduled March 13

    McConico Chapter No. 96 & J. J. Melton Council No. 50 will hold their regular scheduled meetings at the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle on Thursday, March 13. Members are advised the meeting time has been changed back to 7:30 because of Daylight Savings Time.

    “All members of these two Masonic Bodies are encouraged to attend. We need your help and support during this masonic year,” says Edward Huckaby, H.P., and Clyde Herron, Ill.M.

Methodist Congregation Continues Lunches

  The First United Methodist Church of Water Valley cordially invites each of you to the last Lenten luncheon of this season. You will not want to miss the Taylor Sisters singing. Yes, Mary Cloud, Sally Kate, and Coley Taylor will be singing. Rev. Dayna Goff of Senatobia will be bringing us the word. Looking forward to seeing you there! And God bless you!

Sand Hill Announces March Fundraiser

 Sand Hill First Congregational Methodist Church will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, to support the construction of a multi-purpose building for its growing youth group. This event will be held at the Fishing Hole (also known as The Barn) on Hwy. 6 East, toward Pontotoc, on County Road 287.

  Baked goods, gift certificates, furniture, and much more will be auctioned and there will be door prizes. Also, Fishers of Men, Jack Hammer, the Tom Bisbee Jamboree Band and The Valley Echoes will perform. Music and the auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering to help set up, cook, or serve should arrive by 3:30 p.m.

  A limited number of chairs are available, so please bring one if possible. Food will be served and admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, or to make a donation, call (662) 832-4747, (662) 236-5949, or (662) 473-2647.

  “We would like to thank all businesses in Water Valley and Oxford, who donated items to make this fundraiser possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated,” reported a church spokesperson.

Yalobusha County Extension Service to Host Quick Bites Program

On Thursday, March 20, there will be a Quick Bites entitled “Signs of Spring.”  This will be another great program from the University Florist.  Participants will learn how to make tablescapes for use at home, florals for worship, and seasonal outdoor displays.  This program is free and open to the public, so please bring a sack lunch and join us for a fun and informative program.

MHV to Host Gardening Program

The Yalobusha County Homemaker Council will host a “container gardening” program by Dr. David Nagel, MSU-ES Vegetable Specialist.  This program will be held Tuesday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  For all of you that have limited space but would still like to garden, this program is for you.  As usual, this program is open to the public and there is no charge.  

State Agriculture Museum Will Have St. Patrick’s Celebration March 16

    The traditional St. Patrick’s celebration will be held at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, Lakeland Boulevard, Jackson Sunday, March 16, from Noon until 9 p.m. The event will include Irish dance workshops, music workshops, Celtic dance, and music and dance stage performances.

  Cap off the evening with a Celtic dance from 7 – 9 p.m., featuring live music. No dancing experience is required to participate. This will feature Justin Murphy, The Jackson Irish Dancers, Jim Flanagan, Spirits of the House, Legacy, Celtic Crossroads and the premier of the new singing group, St. Brigid’s.

  Admission is: Adults, $5; senior/JIC/CHS members, $4; children, ages 5-18, $2; and Children under 4, free.

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