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Volunteers Asked To Be On Standby

    With another major hurricane nearing the Gulf, the Yalobusha Disaster Relief Committee would like to remind everyone that donations and volunteers could be needed.

    “If the hurricane hits in the vicinity of Mississippi, Alabama or Louisiana, we could need your support,” vice-chairman Missy Burney reported.

    Her comments come as Hurricane Ike was devastating Cuba Monday and expected to strike the U.S. mainland this weekend.

    “We want people to be aware, if it looks like we have to open up, we may need donations and volunteers,” Burney said Monday..

    The multi-purpose building  would be used as a shelter, if needed. This facility was used in 2005 following Katrina and Rita.  The Yalobusha Disaster Relief Committee was formed by the Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors in the days following Katrina.

    If you would like to contribute, contact Burney at 809-8094.

Vendors Needed for Holiday Bazaar

 The Yalobusha County Homemakers will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar on November 1st 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, 2008, 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.

If you would rather not attend the class, but still would like to take the exam, you will need to work through the Tummy Safe CD before the exam.  The cost of the CD is $25. Space is limited and you must register and pay your fees by September 16, to be considered registered for the class.  Registration fees are non-refundable.  If you have any questions or would like to find out how to purchase your copy of the Tummy Safe CD, contact Pamela Redwine at (662) 675-2730 or your local MSU- Extension Service.  

Extension Service Will Offer Childcare Training Beginning Sept. 13

The Yalobusha County Extension Service will open its site for the next “Face-to-Face” Childcare Trainings at the Multipurpose Building located on Highway 7 in Coffeeville.  An instructor will be on site Saturday, September 13, 2008, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm.  The topic of this training is “ELG:  How Children Learn, The Learning Environment – Developing Thematic Units and Lesson Plans (Part 1)”.  Lunch will be on your own, so feel free to bring a sack lunch.

On Thursday, September 18, 2008, there will be another training entitled “ELG:  Language, Vocabulary, and Literacy Development for 3 and 4 year old Children”.  This training will be held from 6:15 – 8:15 pm.

These trainings are free services and will provide contact hours for childcare providers.  For more information call 675-2730.

Masonic Meetings Scheduled

  McConico Chapter No. 96 RAM & J.J. Melton Council No. 50 will hold their regular scheduled meetings in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle on Thursday, September 11. 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, ILLM.

Masons Take Orders For Boston Butts

 The Water Valley Masonic Bodies will have a fund raiser at the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle on September 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Masons will offer eight to ten pound fully cooked and smoked Boston Butts for $25 each. They can also be picked up between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Temple. Please contact: Charlie Huckaby, 413-4119; James Ward, 473-2024; J. W. Tuggle, 473-4516; or Freddie McDougal, 623-7020, to order.

  “We appreciate your continuing support,” stated Ward.

Renesant Bank Schedules Blood Drive

  Mississippi Blood Services will have a Community Blood Drive at Renasant Bank in Water Valley on Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the bank parking lot. T-shirts will be given to all donors. Donors are asked to bring identification “Do all you can do—donate blood. Your blood donations will save lives,” stated local volunteer Julia Taylor. For more information call (888) 90-BLOOD, or  email

Fuller Center Meeting Scheduled

  The Yalobusha County Fuller Center (formally Habitat for Humanity) will meet on Thursday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Multipurpose Building in Coffeeville. Interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Benefit Planned For Cancer Patient

    A benefit for Lonnie Dale Farmer, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, is being held Saturday, September 13, from 1 p.m. until, in Goshen Memorial Chapel, located on CR 226, Coffeeville.

  There will be singing by Fishers of Men and an auction at 3 p.m., with Auctioneer Cecil Ingram. Spaghetti Plates and Hamburger Plates will be available beginning at 1 p.m. for eat-in or take-out for $7 each.

  For more info contact Butch or Susan Howe, 675-8370 or Frankie Brown, 675-8670.

  Auction items/donations are needed. If you would like to donate please let us know, stated the Howes and Brown.

Football Boosters Meet Next Saturday

  A Water Valley Football Booster Club meeting will be held Monday, September 15, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mechanics Bank Community Room. Anyone interested in junior high, junior varsity, or high school football is welcome to attend.

Used Clothes Needed To Benefit Needy Families In The Valley

  The Water Valley High School Accelerated English III Class is continuing to accept gently used clothes from the Water Valley Community. Items needed are coats, jackets, shirts, and pants of all kinds, ranging from infant to adult sizes. Items can be dropped off at the Water Valley High School Business Office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on September 27 and October 11. All money raised will be distributed to a needy family in the Water Valley Community.

Community Education Event Will Be Held At Multi-purpose Center

    The North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Elder Law Project, along with Central Mississippi, Inc. (CMI), and North Central Area Agency on Aging, will conduct a community legal education event entitled, “Legal and Health Care Update For The Elderly” targeting members of the general public age 60 and over, on Tuesday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The event will be held in the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building, located on Highway 7 North, in Coffeeville. The topics presented will be: “How To Get Extra Help To Pay For Prescription Drugs Under Medicare”, by Brett Freeman, Manager of the Social Security Administration District Office in Grenada; “The Pros and Cons of the New Medicare Advantage Plans” by Angie Branch, Micap Coordinator, North Central Area Agency on Aging; “An Update on Medicaid Rules and Benefits”; “Planning for the Future, Wills, Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives”; and a description of the programs offered by the NMRLS Elder Law Project and Low Income Taxpayer Assistance Project, by Catherine “Ginny” Kilgore, Director of the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Elder Law Project. Contact Carolyn Parker of Central Mississippi, Inc. at 675-8282 for more information about this event.

Blood Drive Planned At School

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive Monday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Water Valley High School Multi Purpose Building.

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