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Week-long Trip To Camp Hopewell Offered To Young Diabetics

Do you know of a child or youth between the ages of 7 and 16 who have diabetes?  Would they be interested in attending a week-long summer camp oriented to the needs of young diabetics?  Camp Hopewell is located northeast of Oxford.  The cost of the week long camp is $385, with two sessions offered. Session 1 will be from June 22 to 28, and session 2 is scheduled from July 6-12.  During the week, attendees will participate in events including swimming, arts and crafts, canoeing, archery, a challenge course and much more.  The Lion’s Club of Water Valley is considering partially funding the cost of a summer session at Camp Hopewell for Yalobusha attendees.  

Due to the fact that a major cause of blindness is diabetes, the club  members are considering the implementation of a new program just for this camp.  Anyone who may need a partial subsidy for the camp fee or is interested in donating to the program can contact Sandy Beyer, at 473-9653, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Lion’s Club expresses gratitude for any support provided to this program.  

Food Safety Certification Class Set

A ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught on May 6, 8, and 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Oktibbeha County Extension Service.  Cost of the course is $125 and the deadline to register is April 21. The class is limited to 25 people.  Call the Yalobusha County Extension Service at (662) 675-2730 for additional details or 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.

Yalobusha County Historical Society Will Meet In New Quarters

 The Yalobusha County Historical Society, Inc., will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in their new quarters, the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. Everyone is invited to this special meeting, especially all Presbyterians. Historian Chris Morgan will speak on Gen. John Coffee, for whom Coffeeville was named.

Iris Program Set For April 26

The North Mississippi Lake Iris Society will have their annual Iris show Saturday, April 26th, at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  The judging will be at 10 am and the Iris will be available for public viewing from 1 – 4 pm.  Entries may be entered between 7 – 10 am.  The show will be open to the public and will be assisted by the Yalobusha County Homemakers Council.  There is no admission to attend.      

Pink Ladies Plan Bake Sale

  The Yalobusha General Hospital and Yalobusha County Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) will take orders for cakes and pies for Mother’s Day.

  Since the Pink Ladies are selling desserts at the Founder’s Day Celebration, they will not hold their annual Mother’s Day bake sale.

  Anyone planning to place an order for a cake or pie for Mother’s Day can call their favorite Pink Lady to order their favorite dessert. She will be glad to take your order or you may call 473-9085.

  “The Pink Ladies are looking forward to seeing you at the Fonder’s Day Celebration. Remember to come by our booth and purchase your dessert. It will be the icing for your hamburger, hot dog or other meal,” states Ann Hurst, Pink Ladies Public Relations Chair.

  All proceeds will be used to help the hospital and nursing home.

Make Plans To Participate In The Annual Pine Valley Trail Ride

It is time to make plans to attend the old Pine Valley school annual trail ride.   

The event will be Saturday May 10, at 9:30 the intersection of Hwy.  32 East and County Road 212. All proceeds will benefit the ongoing renovation of the old Pine Valley School House. Donations are welcomed and adults pay $20 and children (12-and-under) $10 to participate. A meal will be provided. Wagons are welcome, but no ATV’s will be  allowed. Negative coggins required.

Trail ride foremen are Ken Dorris & Cliff Gardiner. Also tickets are  available for a donation of a buck per ticket for a $300 cash drawing on Saturday Sept. 20, at noon during the Pine Valley homecoming – you do not have to be present to win! For more info about the trail ride or to purchase tickets, contact: Julia Thompson at 473-4532, Charlotte and Andy Grass at 473-2399, Joni Camp at 473-4538 or Bess Simmons at 473-1184.

Rummage Sale Will Benefit Nicaraguan Mission Trip

    A rummage sale will be held at 609 Blackmur Drive 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.

Yalobusha Retirees Will Gather April 24

  The Yalobusha County Retired Educational Personnel Association will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, April 24, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Mechanics Bank Community Room at Water Valley.

    “We gladly welcome new members. All members are urged to be present, as we need your support, input, and attendance,” stated Mrs. Mamie H. Shields, president, and Dorothy A. Kee, secretary.

Tri Lakes Western Horse Show Scheduled On April 18

On Friday, April 18, there will be a Tri Lakes Western Horse Show at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building. The action begins at 8 pm.  Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to come see a sampling of the finest horses in the state.

Funds Needed For Camp Ground Cemetery Maintenance

    Organizers are soliciting donations for the Camp Ground Cemetery fund. Anyone who would like to contribute to the upkeep of this cemetery is urged to make checks payable to the Camp Ground Cemetery Fund and mail it to Mechanics Bank, P. O. Box 707, Water Valley, MS 38965.

    “All the volunteer work done recently at the cemetery has been appreciated,” states Virgil Nelson, Jr. For more information about the cemetery, contact Virgil Nelson, Jr. at (662) 832-1650.

VFW Bingo Action Offered At Post 4100

  Bingo will be played at VFW Post 4100’s Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley, Friday night, April 18. “Come out and join Post 4100 for a fun-filled night of bingo,” stated 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 Country Band Will Perform At VFW Dance On Saturday Night

  “It’s party time at VFW Post 4100, Water Valley,” says Commander Joe Gross. A live band plays every Saturday night at the Post Home. The featured band on April 19 will be the Hog Wild Country. Music begins at 8 p.m. and continues 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.

Lions Pancake Breakfast Will Coincide With Anticipated Founder’s Day

  The Water Valley Lions Club will host a special pancake breakfast on Founder’s Day Saturday. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 a.m. until in the Depot Building on Main Street. Club members will offer their usual menu of all-you-care-to-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. The cost per plate will be $4.

    “Come out and enjoy a delicious meal, some great fellowship, and help fund the many charitable projects of the Lions Club,” invites longtime cook Ernie Aune.

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