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Homemakers Announce Program

The Yalobusha County Homemakers is sponsoring a program entitled “Earth Boxes” on March 17 at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building, beginning at 10 a.m.  Stanley Wise, Union County Extension Director, will demonstrate how to make an Earth Box, which is a container to grow a few flowers/vegetables in. This educational program is free and open to the public.

Join Y-Fest Friday And Saturday

The 2009 Youthfest will kick off March 6 and 7 at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building, in Coffeeville, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  The event is non-denominational and admission is free.  Hamburgers will be served on Saturday night.

The guest speaker is Walt Barnes, originally from Mantachie.  Walt has been in the ministry over eight years and has spoken at events all over the United States, including Fuge Camps and World Changers. Nick Fry will serve as Praise and Worship Leader. He is from Huntington, West Virginia. “You will definitely enjoy what Nick brings to the mainstream scene,” said an event organizer.

Make plans to join Y-Fest 09 both nights.  This event is sponsored by the Yalobusha Baptist Associational Churches.

Quail Expert Offers Information On Beefing Up The Bird’s Numbers

There is a lot of interest in returning the bob white quail back to the numbers it once was in the county.  Dr. Wes Burger, Mississippi State University Professor, will present information on March 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  Dr. Burger is one of the top quail specialists in the nation.  If you are a hunter, or just want to see the quail population grow in Mississippi, you will want to attend this meeting.

Tri-Lakes Horse Show Season Opens March 13

The Tri-Lakes Western Horse Show season opens Friday, March 13.  Training barrels start at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.  As usual, all horse shows are free and open to the public.  If you are looking for cheap entertainment on March 13, come to the Multipurpose Building and watch the horses run, said an event coordinator.

Conservation District, Main Street Offer Free Trees

    The Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the Water Valley Main Street Association, will give away trees on March 5, in front of Mechanics Bank in Water Valley, beginning at 9 a.m. The District is able to provide this service because of Yazoo Hardwood Nursery, which is located in Merigold, is donating extra seedlings to the District.

    Sawtooth oak, water oak, nuttall oak and cypress seedlings will be available. The seedlings are 18 to 24 inches; they are bare root and will have to be kept moist and cool until planting. Seedlings should be planted within the next couple of days after being received.

    Citizens are encouraged to be conscious of the natural beauty of trees and the role they play in protecting our environment, beautifying our landscapes, and providing food and shelter for our wildlife. Please come out and pick up some free trees.

Valley City Lodge Schedules Meeting

    Valley City Lodge No. 402 F&AM will hold its next stated Communication on Thursday, March 5, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle beginning at 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend and support your lodge.

Eastern Star Meets March 10

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

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. The final sign-up date will be  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.

Beef Education Program Offers Production Tips

On March 10, there will be a “Beef Quality Assurance Program” at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The Mississippi Beef Quality Assurance (MS-BQA) Program identifies areas in beef production where defects in quality occur and asks everyone involved with beef production to follow guidelines for product use and to use common sense, reasonable management skills, and accepted scientific knowledge to avoid product defects at the consumer level.

This is a great educational program that will help you look at ways to make you a better producer.  If you have an interest in the beef industry, you will want to attend this program.

Titans Football Registration Is Scheduled March 14

Registration for the Titans 2009 Football season for ages 7-8. 9-10, and 11-12 year olds will be held March 14, from 8 – until at Piggly Wiggly. A $50 registration fee is due upon registering for all players plus an equipment fee of $130 for new players is due no later than April 24.  If you have any questions or anyone interested in coaching, please contact Ralph Horton at 662-832-1830 or Terry Hollinger at 662-473-7013.

Lions Club Offers Pancakes On Saturday

    Members of the Water Valley Lions Club will serve their regular first Saturday-of-the-month pancake breakfast on March 7, between the hours of 6:30 and 9 a.m., in the Lions Depot Building on Main Street. Plates, which consists of all you care to eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, cost $5 each. “At this time the Lions will also have their excellent cheeses available. Come  out and enjoy a delicious meal, some great fellowship, while helping fund the many charitable projects of the Lions Club,” says Lion Ernie Aune.

Bingo Action Kicks Off Friday Night

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, March 6. Come join VFW Post 4100 for a fun filled night of bingo at their 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.

Roadhouse Band Performs At The VFW

    Saturday night, March 7, VFW Post 4100 welcomes the public to a musical night of entertainment by Roadhouse Band. The band starts at 8 p.m. and plays until midnight. “Join us in listening or dancing to country music at the VFW Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” stated Senior Vice Commander David Rhines.

Water Association’s Finances Are Available For Review

    Billy’s Creek Rural Water Association has its balance sheet for 2008 on file at Blackmur Memorial Library in Water Valley. Members of the Water Association are invited to view this at the library.

Youth League Hosts Fundraiser

    The Magnolia Youth League will host a fundrasing tennis tournament on Saturday, April 4. The tournament will be for men’s and women’s doubles. The cost to enter will be $50 per team. Anyone interested in signing up can contact Jeff Bynum at 473-3269 or Lance Clement at 473-2582.

Helping Hands Celebrates Six Years

    The Helping Hands Organization will have its sixth year anniversary singing program on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 6 pm. in the Masonic Hall in Oakland. “We are asking that everyone in and around the community come and be a part of this occasion,” stated Bro. Willie Coffey, President of Helping Hands.

Relay For Life Announces Monthly Meeting Date

    The monthly meeting for Relay for Life will be held Tuesday, March 10. Committee members will meet at 5:30 p.m. and team captains or a representative will meet at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Mechanics Bank Community Room. “Make plans to attend,” stated Chairman Glenda Gordon.

WV Class Of 1999 Plans Class Reunion

    The Water Valley Class of 1999 is planning its their 10-year class reunion during Watermelon Carnival weekend. Please contact Bethany Hembree for more information at bethany_hembree@yahoo.com

Luminarias Are Available

    Luminarias can be purchased at Mechanics Bank, or by seeing Pat Holiday. They are also available at the Yalobusha Country Club from Glenda Gordon, Event Chairman.

    Luminarias that are purchased are a symbol of remembrance and hope. It symbolizes a time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our cancer experience, or that of those closest to us, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world. Luminarias purchased in memory of a cancer victim or in honor of a cancer survivor cost $10. “Help us light the track during Relay For Life on April 24, 2009,” says Gordon.

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