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Hatchery Expert Presents Program At Oakland Library

  Justin Wilkens, Manager, North Mississippi Fish Hatchery at Enid Lake, will present a program in the Oakland Public Library on Wednesday, February 11, beginning at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Relay For Life Announces February Meeting Date

  The monthly meeting of Relay for Life will be held February 10, in the Mechanics Bank Community Room. The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 5:30, with team captains, or a team representative, meeting at 6 p.m. It is important for all to attend these meetings. If you are interested in volunteering for Relay for Life, please come to the meeting. If you would like to be a sponsor, or make a donation, contact Glenda Gordon, event chairman, at (662) 473-4963. This year the event is set for April 24.

Roll Up Your Sleeve And Donate, State’s Blood Supply Is Very Low

    United Blood Services will hold a blood drive at the Water Valley High School gym on Monday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Last Week UBS officials declared a state of emergency as Mississippi’s blood supply is at a very dangerously low level.

Those who wish to donate may also do so at the office in Tupelo at 4326 S. Eason Blvd. Call 662.842.8871 for information. The company has been this area’s non-profit provider since 1972; we serve patients in Northwest Alabama and North Mississippi.

Servsafe Food Certification Class Scheduled To Begin In March

ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught March 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The certification exam will start at 9 a.m. on March 20.  The class will be held at the Yalobusha County Extension Service in Coffeeville.  The cost of the course is $125 and the deadline to register is March 4.

The class is limited to 20 people.  Call the Yalobusha County Extension Service at (662) 675-2730 for additional details and to register.  When calling to sign up, please inform the office of any disabilities that might interfere with your opportunity to participate in this program.  The MSU Extension Service provides educational opportunities to the public on an equal opportunity basis and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Billy’s Creek Schedules Annual Meeting

  Billy’s Creek Rural Water Association will have its annual meeting on February 9, at the Sylva Rena Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend.

Masonic Lodges Plan Thursday Meeting

    Valley City Lodge No. 402 F & AM will hold its next stated Communication on Thursday, February 5, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are urged to attend and support your Lodge.

Eastern Star Chapter Holds Meeting

  Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of Eastern Star, will hold its next regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 10, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle, beginning at 7:30 p.m. “We encourage all members to attend,” stated Marjorie Clay, Worthy Matron.

Nelsons Perform In Concert On February 6

  The Nelsons will be in concert Friday, February 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in Community Full Gospel Assembly, located on Highway 32, east of Charleston. For more information contact Pastor Newcomb at (662) 647-5971.

Water Valley Class of 1989 Plans 20-Year Reunion Planning Meeting

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1989 will hold their 20 year reunion planning meeting Saturday, March 7, beginning at 5 p.m., in the Central Office Building, located at Water Valley High School. All ‘89 graduates are asked to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Martha Campbell Jones at 473-7751, Kay Carr McCachren at 607-6027, Jackie Rogers at 209-1814, or Laura Walley Hodge at (601) 946-2852.

Magnolia Youth League Hosts Sign Up For Softball-Baseball

  Youth, ages 3-15, will be signing up for the Magnolia Youth League softball-baseball program. Sign-Up dates will be February 21, 28, and March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Prices are $45 for the first child, $40 for the second child, and $35 for all remaining children in a family. “If you are interested in playing, come sign-up,” states Jeff Bynum and Darnell Vaughn. If you have any questions contact Mr. Bynum or Mrs. Vaughn at 473-3264.

Lions Club Members Flip Pancakes For Monthly Breakfast

    The Water Valley Lions Club regular first Saturday pancake breakfast will be held February 7 from 6:30 until 9 a.m. in the Depot Building on Main Street. The menu will be all you care to eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. “Come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast and some great fellowship, while helping fund the many worthwhile charities of the Lions Club,” invites Lion Ernie Aune.

 Road House Band Performs At Saturday Night Dance

  The regular VFW Saturday Night Dance will feature the Road House Band on February 7. Dancing will be from 8 p.m. until 12 Midnight in VFW Post 4100’s Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. A concession stand will be available.

VFW Post Plans Bingo Action

    Bingo will be played Friday night, February 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in VFW Post 4100’s Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. To play you must be at least 18 years of age.

VFW Members Urged To Attend Meeting

  VFW Post 4100 and its Auxiliary hold their regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held February 19, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. All members are urged to attend.

County’s Diabetes Wellness Team Announces Upcoming Meeting

  The Yalobusha County Diabetes Wellness Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 10, beginning at 4 p.m., in the Masonic Hall at Oakland. Mrs. Mamie H. Shields is coordinator and Mrs. Lizzie B. Earle serves as chairperson.

County’s NAACP Chapter Schedule Black History Program

  The Yalobusha Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will have its annual Black History Program on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 6 p.m. The program will be held in Philadelphia M.B. Church at Oakland. Rev. Columbus Bell, is pastor, Bro. James R. Swearengen, president, and Sis. Carolyn P. Smith, secretary.

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