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All-Pro Wrestling Will Have Saturday Benefit Match

All-Pro Productions will hold a benefit wrestling match Saturday, Sept. 6, at the National Guard Armory. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and bell time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The match is to help with medical expenses for Barbara and Michael Pritchard of Water Valley, according to Shelia Willard of Med-Mart Homecare. For additional information, call (662) 473-4426.

Fish Fry Scheduled At Banner Lodge

  The Banner Masonic Lodge will hold its annual fish fry Saturday, September 6, at the lodge located on County Road 275 in Banner. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. This is the annual fund raiser for the lodge. Fish plate with drink  and all the trimmings are offered for $8. Carry-outs will be available. For more information call (662) 413-4119, 473-2024, or 226-9436.

Chemical Applicators Class Offered

There will be a private applicators training on Monday, September 8, at 9 a.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-purpose Building.  The training will last approximately two hours and there is a $10 fee.  Remember, to buy restricted chemicals, you must have this license.  For additional information,  call (662) 675-2730.

MSU-ES Childcare Training Class Will Provide Six Contact Hours

The Yalobusha County Extension Service will open its site for the next “Face-to-Face” Childcare Training.  An instructor will be on site Saturday, September 13, from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  The topic of this training is “ELG:  How Children Learn, The Learning Environment – Developing Thematic Units and Lesson Plans (Part 1).”  This training is a free service and will provide six contact hours for childcare providers.  You will need to bring your own lunch to the training.  Please contact our office at 675-2730 if you plan to attend.

Vendors Needed for Holiday Bazaar

 The Yalobusha County Homemakers will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar on November 1 at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building in Coffeeville.  Spaces for rent are 10×10 and are $15 per booth space.  Electricity is available for an additional $10.  For additional information, please contact Patsy Stewart at (662)609-9695.  

Tummy Safe Class and Exam Offered September 30

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, September 30, at the Yalobusha County Extension Service in Coffeeville.  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 cashiers check.  The exam will begin at 3 p.m.

Tummy Safe is a food certification course for childcare providers.  Tummy Safe offers 6 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.   

Pink Ladies Fund Raiser Is Sept. 13

    Yalobusha General Hospital and Yalobusha County Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) will have a fund raiser September 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. at First Christian Church. Admission is free. Rada products will be featured and there will be samples of the products to taste. Proceeds benefit the hospital and nursing home.

Maharreys Will Be In Concert Sept. 6

    The Maharreys will be in concert Sunday, September 6, beginning at 5 p.m., at Community Full Gospel Church on Highway 32, east of Charleston. For more information contact Pastor C. H. Newcomb at (662) 647-5971.

English Class Seeks Used Clothes

    “Help us help our community by donating your gently used clothes, shoes, jackets, coats, etc.,” urge members of the Water Valley High School Accelerated English III Class. “By doing this you will be helping a special family in need.”

    Donated items can be taken to the WVHS Main Office during school hours (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) on August 29 and September 5.

 Paris Fish Fry Will Benefit Massey

A benefit fish fry will be held at the Paris Baptist Church Saturday, September 6, beginning at 5 p.m. Chicken will also be served. The benefit is for Martha Massey.


Drummer Boy Productions Will Have Live Recording September 6

  Robert Walker, Jr. and Drummer Boy Productions will present Kelvin S. Willingham and Favored, a live recording, Saturday, September 6, beginning at 6 p.m. in the House of Prayer.

  The House of Prayer is located at 811 Mill Street in Water Valley. Admission is free. For more information contact Evelyn Willingham at (662) 513-4649 or Robert Walker, Jr. at (662) 714-0151.

Come Shake A Leg At The VFW

  The regular VFW Saturday night dance each week features a live band. Providing the music Saturday night, September 6, will be “RoadHouse” a hot new country band. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. and continues until Midnight and the dance is held in VFW Post 4100’s Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley, A concession will be available.

VFW Schedules Bingo Action

  Bingo will be played in VFW Post 4100’s Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley, Friday, September 5, beginning at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old to play.

 Eastern Star Announces Gathering

  Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of Eastern Star, will holds its next regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 9, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. “We encourage all members to attend,” says Marjorie Clay, Worthy Matron.

 Valley City Lodge Meets Thursday

  Valley City Lodge #402 F&AM will hold its next regular stated Communication at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. “We urge you to support you local lodge,” stated J. W. Tuggle, WM.

 Lions Club Offers Saturday Pancakes

The Water Valley Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, Sept. 6. Serving will be from 6:30 to 9 a.m. in the Lion’s Depot Building. For just $5 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.

Pine Valley Reunion Set For Sept. 20 At Pine Valley School

    The annual Pine Valley School reunion will be held, September 20. All former students, teachers, family and friends are invited to attend. Lunch will be served at noon, and those attending are asked to bring a dish for sharing at this meal.

Water Valley High School Color Guard Offers Stadium Blankets

  The Water Valley High School Color Guard is selling stadium blankets. The 4×5-foot blankets are gray with a royal blue logo and cost $25 each. “We will be selling at the home games,” stated Karen Hamilton, guard sponsor. To order a blanket call the high school library at 473-9340, between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. At other times call Mrs. Hamilton at 473-4927, or see any Color Guard member.

Charleston Arts Center Will Exhibit Southern Photography Story

The Charleston Arts Center, located on the Court Square in Charleston, Mississippi, will present the exhibition, “Tell Me A Story: Photographing the American South,” Sept. 14-28.

In this exhibition, the American South is pictured through the eyes of photographers including Lea Barton, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Franke West Keating, Tom Rankin, Maggie Lee Sayre, Jane Rule Burdine, Maude Schuyler Clay, Roland Freeman, Birney Imes III and Eudora Welty.

The opening of the exhibit, to feature “Unburied Treasures,” will be sponsored by the Mississippi Museum of Art at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Charleston Arts Center.  Unburied Treasures will feature literature, live music and an informative discussion on the works presented in the exhibition.  Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door.

The exhibit will be open Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

Group tours are available by appointment. Call Benjamen Douglas at (662) 402-0260 for more information.

The Charleston Arts Center is owned and operated by the Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort.  “CARE” is a local, non-profit, grassroots organization which supports the arts in Tallahatchie County.

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