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Join Over 40 Basketball Tourney And Help ‘Shoot For A Cure’

    Relay for Life’s Prayer Warriors Team is “Shooting for a Cure”.

    If you are 40 years of age, or above, Prayer Warriors and the Water Valley High School basketball team are looking for you.

    The Prayer Warriors (Relay For Life) and the Water Valley High School Basketball Team will host a  40 years of age, or older, basketball tournament. If you are interested in participating in this tournament and need more information about the games you can see or call Kathleen Hawkins, (662) 832-7443, Kim Buford, (662) 578-1001, Ramona L. Bernard, (662) 473-9851, Ora Lee Phillips, (662) 473-3677, or Kathy Goad, (662) 714-0669.

    These games will be played in the Water Valley High School Gymnasium April 5, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission at the door will be $3.

    If you can’t participate but would like to make a donation, see any of the Prayer Warrior team members. All proceeds will go to Relay For Life. Prayer Warriors Team Captain is Ora L. Phillips.

PERS Info Seminar Offered At Northwest On April 1

The Continuing Education Division at Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering two sessions of “Let’s Talk About the Retirement System,” an overview of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) on Tuesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia Campus.

Don Clanton, retired Superintendent of Tate County Schools, former mayor of Senatobia and current part-time employee of Northwest, will speak on topics such as the best time to retire, eligibility, advanced applications, buy-back time, military time, sick time, disability retirement, take home money and after retirement.

The event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Patricia Lowder, coordinator of Continuing Education at 562-3349 or e-mail

An ACT Preparation Workshop will be held April 5

    An ACT preparation workshop will be held Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Best Western—Best Value Inn, located at 1750 Sunset Drive in Grenada..

    Workshop attendees will learn test-taking strategies and participate in a timed/scored ACT practice test. The workshop will be administered by a certified ACT Instructor.

    This workshop will be open to all students—especially those needing to improve their ACT scores. The cost for the workshop is $10 per person and this fee will cover study materials and the practice test.

    Because seating is limited, students are encouraged to register early. For more information, or to register, call Gwen Merritt at (662) 417-4980, Jackie Townes, (662) 226-0813, or Marilyn Reed at (601) 957-2728.

    The workshop is open to all students and is sponsored by the Elma Reed Scholars Foundation.

VWF Plans Friday Night Bingo Action

    Bingo will be played Friday night, March 28, in the Post Home of VFW Post 4100. “Come out for a fun-filled night of Bingo at the Post, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” says Commander Joe Gross. The building opens at 5:30 p.m., sales begin at 6 p.m. and the first of 24 games starts at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

Hog Wild Band Will Perform At VFW On Saturday Night

    “It’s party time at VFW Post 4100 in Water Valley,” states Commander Joe Gross. A live band is featured each Saturday night and on March 29, the featured band will be the Hog Wild Country Band. Music begins at 8 p.m. and continued until Midnight. “Join us for listening or dancing to country music at the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” concludes Commander Gross.

Join The Prayer Warriors In Search

    One Nation praying to one God for one Cure is the motto of Relay For Life/Prayer Warriors. Relay For Life Prayer Warrior will host a choir musical Saturday, March 29, at Bayson Chapel Church. Various choirs form the surrounding area will render the music for the night. The Prayer Warriors musical will begin at 6 p.m. “You may make a donation to any member of the Prayer Warriors Team. Come and help the Prayer Warriors lift up the name of God in songs,” invites Team Captain Ora L. Phillips.

Get Your Purple Bow And Show Support For The Relay For Life

    The Red Hat Melons are once again selling purple bows. The purple bows are to show support for the upcoming Relay for Life Event, which will be held April 25, in the Crawford Sports Complex. Purple Bows can be purchased from any member of the Red Hat Melons, or by calling Jonnie Mayo at (662) 473-1897. “Get your purple bow today,” urges Mrs. Mayo.

Food Safety Certification Class

A ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught on May 6, 8, and 9 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Oktibbeha County Extension Service.  Cost of the course is $125.  The deadline to register is April 21, and the class is limited to 25 people.  Call the Yalobusha County Extension Service at (662) 675-2730 for additional details and to register.  When calling to sign up, please inform the office of any disabilities that might interfere with your opportunity to participate in this program.  The MSU Extension Service provides educational opportunities to the public on an equal opportunity basis and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Rummage Sale Scheduled April 19 To Raise Money For Mission Trip

    A rummage sale will be held in the Community Room at Mechanics Bank April 19, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Items for sale will include: home interiors products; other home decor; clothes; toys; miscellaneous items.  Proceeds from this rummage sale will help fund a mission trip to Nicaragua..

Tummy Safe Class And Exam Scheduled For April 29

Tummy Safe is a food certification course for childcare providers.  Tummy Safe offers six contact hours for child care providers who complete the course, and offers certification status for those that take and pass the certification exam. This course is in compliance with Mississippi law, which requires that at least one person in every licensed day care center be certified in food safety.  Tummy Safe was written specifically for the Day Care Industry and replaces the previous ServeSafe® course for childcare providers only.

Pamela Redwine, Nutrition and Food Safety Area Agent for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, announces a Tummy Safe Certification Class and Exam for daycare workers being offered on Tuesday, April 29, at the Chickasaw County Extension Service in Houston.  The class will begin at 9 a.m. and the cost to take the exam is $100, which can be paid by money order or cashier’s check.  The exam will begin at 3:30 p.m.

If you would rather not attend the class, but still would like to take the exam, you will need to work through the Tummy Safe CD before the exam.  The cost of the CD is $25. Space is limited and you must register and pay your fees by April 17, to be considered registered for the class.  Registration fees are non-refundable.  If you have any questions   contact Pamela Redwine at (662) 675-2730 or your local MSU- Extension Service.

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