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Iris Program Planned April 26

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

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 will be Ken Dorris and 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. 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.

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.

Cossar Annouces Rook Tournament

  Cossar State Park will be holding a Red One Rook Tournament in the Cossar’s Visitor Center Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Everyone is welcome, as the event is open to the public. If you like to play Red One Rook, come and join us,” stated Richard Ross, Park Manager.

Masonic Meeting Set For Thursday

 St. Cyr Commandery No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave on Thursday, April 24, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. “Please support your Commandery by making a special effort to attend. We need your help and support,” says Jim Ward, Commander.

Horse Show Will Be Held In Coffeeville

 On Saturday, April 26, there will be a Tri Lakes Western Horse Show at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  Judged events will start at 3 p.m. and the speed events will begin no earlier than 7:30 pm.  Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to come see some of the finest horses in the state.

ACT Preparation Workshop Offered May 12 And 13

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13 from 6-9 p.m. Deadline to register for the class is Friday, May 9 by noon.

The course provides an overview of the ACT format, followed by a review of verbal and mathematics fundamentals for solving typical test questions. Also to be discussed are management and test taking strategies. Previous students of this course have raised their scores significantly.

The course will be taught by Kim Haas and Kristie Waldrop. It will be held in the Physical Science Building on the Northwest campus in Senatobia. The cost of the course is $90, with the book included.

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

Youth VineYard Will Have Program

  The Youth VineYard, under the direction of Terry Rockette, will be holding a Mother’s Day Program at Yalobusha County Nursing Home on May 10. Mr. Rockette, with community leaders and youths, will be touching the lives of mothers in the Nursing Home, beginning at 2 p.m.

    The Mother’s Day Program will implement arts and crafts, singing, prayer time, etc. If you or your youth would like to be a part of this event contact Mr. Rockette at (662) 473-3860, or Mrs. Turner at (662) 714-1143, leave a message.

Bingo Action Returns Friday Night

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

VFW Dance Scheduled Saturday

  “It’s party time at VFW Post 4100,” says Commander Joe Gross. The Saturday Night Dance features a live band each week, and featured April 26 will be Danny Sexton’s 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,” concluded Commander Gross.

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 has 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.  

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.

Public Is Invited To Art Show

  Imagination Station cordially invites you to attend their 5th Annual Art Show Sunday, April 27, between the hours of two and four o’clock in the afternoon. Imagination Station is located at 32 Main Street, Water Valley. Included in the show will be works by student artists, ages 5 to 14. “Come and see our masterpieces,” invite the students.

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