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Catch The Reading Bug At Blackmur Memorial Library

    Youngsters are invited to Catch The Reading Bug at Blackmur Memorial Library. Registration has begun at the Library for the Summer Reading Program. Anissa Wilkinson (owner of Imagination Station) is the event coordinator for the program.

    The library staff is seeking volunteers to assist in this year’s program. Ages 13 to adult can sign up to volunteer. The summer reading program will begin July 12 from 10-11 a.m. Additional days will be: July 17, 4-5 p.m.; July 24, 4-5 p.m.; and July 26, 10-11 a.m. The Awards Program will be held July 31 from 4-5 p.m.

  The library staff is looking forward to all children and young adults coming out to enjoy this year’s reading program. Registration forms are available at the library. All children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult during program times. Registration deadline is July 5. For more information, please contact the library at 473-2444.

Cheerleaders Offer Ads For 2008 Football Programs

    Water Valley Cheerleaders are currently selling ads for the 2008 Water Valley High School football programs. To purchase an ad call Colleen Craven at 473-4123 or Melissa Burrell at 473-2208.

MSU Extension Service Will Host Quick Bites Program

On Thursday, July 17, there will be a Quick Bites program entitled “Pool-Side” by Lynette McDougald, MSU Florist Manager.      

“We’re taking Quick Bites to the pool to learn about hydration of cut flowers, summer fun designs, and floating arrangements,” reported an event coordinator.  This program will begin at noon and is open to the public, so please bring a sack lunch and join us for a fun and informative program at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  For more information, please call our office at 675-2730.

Masonic Meeting Planned Thursday

  McConico Chapter No. 96 RAM & J. J. Melton Council No. 50 will hold their regular scheduled meetings at the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle on Thursday, July 10. “All members of these two Masonic Bodies are encouraged to attend. We need your help and support during this Masonic year,” stated Edward Huckaby, H.P., and Clyde Herron, ILL.M.

Water Valley High School Class of 1961 Schedule Reunion For August 2

  The Water Valley High School Class of 1961 will have a reunion during Watermelon Carnival weekend.

  The fellowship hall of First Christian Church has been reserved for the class on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Church is located across the street from, and on the corner, southwest of the park. The entrance to use is on the southwest corner of the church. There will be signs.

  Members of the class and a guest are cordially invited to come and visit with old friends. Anyone who was ever a part of this class, whether or not you graduated with the class, is welcome. Teachers and coaches are also invited.

  Light snacks and soft drinks will be served as they are furnished. Attendess may bring refreshments if they wish. Members of the reunion committee are looking forward to seeing you there.

Car Wash, Bake Sale Scheduled To Raise Money For 11 Year-Old All Star Baseball Team

  A car wash will be held at Regions Bank Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m until noon. Money raised will offset expenses for the 11 Year-Old all star baseball team, who have qualified for World Series Play in Cullman, Alabama. The carwash is free, but the team will accept donations. A bake sale will also be held in front of Larson’s Piggly Wiggly Saturday morning, beginning at 8 a.m.

Garden Club of WV 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. Pavers purchased commemorating veterans will be placed around the flagpole by the Gazebo. To purchase pavers, contact Cheryl Pass, 473-2114, Jane Franklin, 473-2138, or Sandy Beyer, 473-9653.

WV Football Booster Club Schedules July 15 Meeting

  The Water Valley Football Booster Club will have a meeting Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Mechanics Bank. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Third Annual Car And Truck Show Will Benefit Softball Teams

    A third annual car and truck show will be held this Sunday, July 13, in Oakland on the main road, Highay 32. If you are traveling from the Water Valley area, the show will be on the right. There will be a DJ, food and refreshments available at show time, which is 4 p.m. Judging starts at 6 p.m. There will be a Factory Class (that means like it came from the factory); Big Ballers Class with 24, 26 Rims; and an Antique Class. Trophies will be presented to the first,second and third place winners. This show is sponsored by Freddie Folson’s ladies and men’s softball teams.

  There will also be a talent show on July 19 in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Trophies and a cash prize will be presented to the over-all winner. To enter call Freddie, 473-4265.

Habitat Reorganization Meeting Planned

  Yalobusha Habitat for Humanity will host a reorganization meeting in the Multi-Purpose Building at Coffeeville on Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 7 p.m. The affiliate will transfer to The Fuller Center For Housing, a similar group designed for grass roots organizations. “If you are interested in knowing more about the group or would like to be involved in Yalobusha County where our needs are great, please attend,” said Clay Ashford, Board Vice-President.

Tillatoba Fire Department Announces Poker Run Fundraiser

  A Poker Run will be held at the Tillatoba Volunteer Fire Department Saturday, July 26, beginning at 3 p.m.

  All bikes and antique cars are welcome. The first hand wins 50 percent  of the entry fees; second hand wins $50; and the worst hand wins $25. The fire department is located off Exit 220, then west on Hwy. 330 for two miles.

  Plate lunches will be $5 each. A raffle drawing for a $100 gas giveaway will be held after the Poker Run. A special thanks goes to United Country Pro Realty for donations of the plate lunches. All proceedes will go to the Tillatoba Fire Department.

  For information, call Ben Box at 688-1086, or Trinity Hardin at 809-0128.

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