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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 a.m. at 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.

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.

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.  

Eastern Star Will Install New Officers

 Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star, will install new officers for 2008 on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 6 p.m. The service will be held in The Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. This will be an open installation, with refreshments served in the dining room after the installation. “Friends and relatives are encouraged to attend,” stated Katie Partain, Worthy Matron.

Valley City Lodge Sets Meeting Date

  Valley City Lodge No. 402 F&AM will hold its next regular stated communication at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. “We urge you to support your local lodge,” says J. W. Tuggle, WM.

 Meeting Set For 40-Year Class Reunion

  There will be a Water Valley High School Class of ‘68 reunion planning meeting Friday, May 2, beginning at 7 p.m., at the home of Toni Hill. “We need your input, so please try to attend,” says Mrs. Hill.

WVHS To Present Romeo And Juliet

  Water Valley High School will present a one act play, Romeo and Juliet,” on Friday, May 9, in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. The play, which is a comedy, will begin at 7 p.m. Admission will be $3 at the door.

Class of ‘67 Schedule Bake Sale

 The Class of 1967 will host a bake sale Saturday, May 10, from 8 until 11 a.m. in front of Larsons Piggly Wiggly. The following items will be offered: pound cakes including 7-flavor, 4-flavor, sour cream, 7-Up, butter, cream cheese, and butter milk; pies including coconut, butter milk, potato, fried (peach and apple), pecan, chocolate, egg, and chess; and frosted cakes including banana, chocolate, carmel, coconut, carrot, and red velvet. To order your Mother’s Day treat call: Mrs. Joyce H. Judson, 473-3463; Mrs. Irene Judson, 473-3800; or Mrs. Maggie R. Keller, 234-6626.

MSU Offer Forage Seminar

There will be a forage seminar on May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  MSU-ES Forage Specialist, Dr. Rocky Lemus, will present this program.  With today’s cost of fertilizer and fuel, anyone who deals with forage production, is strongly encouraged to  attend this program.

Cemetery Day Planned At Drivers’ Flat

  The annual Cemetery Day for Drivers’ Flat Cemetery will be held Saturday, May 3, beginning at 10 a.m. All persons having family and friends buried at Drivers’ Flat Cemetery are invited to attend. There will be a covered dish luncheon held in the church fellowship hall.

Football Booster Club Will Meet May 12

  There will be a meeting of the Football Booster Club Monday, May 12, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Mechanics Bank. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this meeting.

    “Your support for the Water Valley football team is greatly appreciated,” stated Don Larson, Booster Club President.

Lions Invite Public To Final Pancake Breakfast Before Summer Break

  The Water Valley Lions Club will have their final pancake breakfast, before summer break, Saturday morning, May 3. The breakfast will resume Watermelon Carnival Weekend. Serving will be from 6:30 to 9 a.m. in the Lion’s Depot Building. For just $4 per person, attendees will enjoy all-you-care-to-eat of pancake and sausages, along with juice and coffee. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a delicious meal, plus some great fellowship,” stated longtime cook Ernie Aune.

Garden Club Offers Brick Pavers

  The Garden Club of Water Valley is selling commemorative 4”x8” brick pavers for the front of the Gazebo in the City Park. If more information is needed, contact Cheryl Pass, 473-2114, Jane Franklin, 473-2138, or Sandi Beyer, 473-9653.

Talent Show Scheduled For May 10

  The 28th Starnite Talent Show will be held Saturday, May 10, in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and showtime will be from 7:30 to 10:30 or 11. No bad language will be allowed. The overall winner will receive a $150 prize. Trophies will also be awarded. Call Freddie Folson at 473-4265 for more information. The event is sponsored by the Freddie Softball and Basketball Organization.

Yalobusha Homemakers Sponsor First Annual Quilt Show

    The local Yalobusha Homemakers are sponsoring their first annual quilt show.   The show will be Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building on Hwy. 7, Coffeeville.  Mark your calendars!  For more details, contact the Extension Office at 675-2730.

Car Wash Will Benefit Water Valley Lady Troopers And Atomic Dogs

  The Water Valley Lady Trooper and Atomic Dogs Annual Car Wash will be held Saturday, May 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in Region Bank’s parking lot. This will continue until 4 p.m.

  Wash jobs will be $7, vacuum included; $5 without vacuum. Double cabs and vans will cost $15. Wax jobs, using turtle wax, will be $25 for cars and small trucks; and $35 for double cabs and vans.

  Pickup will be available at local businesses (in town.) For this service call 801-3552. You may also drop your vehicle off, we will take you home, clean vehicle, and return it to you. This service is not available unless you live close by.

Bingo Action Scheduled At VFW

  Bingo will be played Friday night, May 2 in VFW Post 4100’s Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. 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.

New Band Will Perform At VFW

  The regular VFW Saturday Night Dance begins at 8 p.m. and concludes at midnight. The featured Band on May 3 will be a new band, “Road House,” with Danny Beavers, Mike Cowsert, and Ralph Haley.

    The Post Home is located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy dancing or listing to some great country music,” stated Commander Joe Gross.

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