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Coffeeville Native Scheduled To Speak At Historical Society

    The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p. m. Thursday, May 21, at the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. Sally Stone Trotter, a Coffeeville native, (and former member of the church) will speak on “Rowan Oak,  Before Faulkner.” The public is invited to all YHS meetings. For additional information contact Betty R. Miller at (662) 226-6975.


Program Offers Information About Digital Television Reception

    On Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building, there will be a program on T.V.’s going digital.  Terry Smith from WTVA Channel 9 will be available through distance learning to answer questions on the change in TV programming that will take place in June.  If your TV reception still comes through antennas, this program should be beneficial.


Extension Office Offers AARP Safe Driving Class

     On Monday, May 18, there will be an AARP Safe Driving class at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building with registration starting at 8 a.m.  If you are over 55, this class will help you get a discount on your car insurance at most places.  For more information or to sign up, please call the Extension office at 662-675-2730.


Volunteers Can Undergo Training To Assist At The Fish Hatchery

 The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center will host a training and information session for volunteers on Saturday, May 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the facility located at 457 CR 36 in Enid. Volunteers will assist the public with information about the displays and interactive exhibits, outdoor native habitat area and art gallery. To make a reservation for the training or for more information about the volunteer program call Jessie Gurner, Director of the Visitor Education Center, at 662-563-8068.


O’Tuckolofa Hosts Fish Fry To Raise Funds For Youth Mission trip

O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church will host a community-wide fish fry this Saturday evening, May 16, from 5 until 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Brotherhood, who will use the proceeds to help fund the youth mission trip to Birmingham, Alabama.

  Plates will be $6 each and take out plates will be available. Pastor Daniel Dickerson invites everyone to come out for a great evening of food and fellowship.


Eastern Star Installs New Officers

 Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of Eastern Star, will hold an open meeting to install new officers for the coming year on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to this meeting, which will be held in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle.


Masons Schedule Thursday Meeting

  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, May 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of these two Masonic Bodies are encouraged to attend. Your help and support during this Masonic Year are are needed.


Horse Show Set For This Saturday

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, there will be plenty of horse show action at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building. On Saturday, May 16, there will be a judged horse show.  The trail class will start at 2 p.m. with the regular show starting at 3 p.m.  Running events will not start before 7 p.m.

C.M.E. Youth Announce Fundraiser

    The youth department at Oak Grove C.M.E. Church will sell sandwiches, starting at noon and continuing until 6 p.m on Saturday, May 16. During this time they will also have a bouncer for the kids to play in, and will sell food. This event will be held at The Folson Place, 411 Martin St., Water Valley.


 Local Artist Will Teach Drawing Class

Local artist, Pat Rodrigue, will be teaching a kids’ horse drawing class on Thursday, May 28, at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  Ages 7-11 will be from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., and ages 12 – 18 will be from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  There is no fee and all materials will be provided.  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at 675-2730.


Bingo Action Planned At The VFW

  VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, May 15. 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 will begin at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.


Tickets Offered For Quilt Raffle

    The Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) will raffle off a quilt during the Watermelon Carnival. Tickets are $1 and may be purchased from any Pink Lady. All proceeds will go to help the hospital and nursing home.


Road House Will Perform At VFW

  VFW Post 4100 welcomes the public to a musical night of entertainment by the Road House Band on Saturday night, May 16. 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,” invites Commander Sam Phillips.


Spring Jamboree Will Be Friday

The Water Valley Blue Devils Spring Jamboree has been changed to Friday, May 15, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Bobby Clark Field. Teams participating in the Jamboree are Water Valley and Senatobia.

  The Football Booster Club will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs.

  “Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Blue Devils in action. Come out and show your support,” stated Don Larson, Club President.


Fish Plates Offered During Youth Ministry Fund Raiser

    AWANA Children and Youth Ministry Fund Raiser Auction and Fish Fry, sponsored by Elam Baptist Church, will be held Saturday, May 23, beginning at 10 a.m. This event will be held in the Multipurpose Building, located on Highway 7 bypass in Coffeeville.  Available will be new tools, gift items, collectible Barbies, and other miscellaneous items. Fish plates will be $8 each and will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call (662) 675-8956.


Donations Needed For Cemetery Upkeep

  Members at Spring Hill North M.B. Church are again asking for donations for the upkeep and lawn services for the cemetery. “We are asking all families and members to help do your part in contributing to this annual requirement,” stated Roland Hoskins.

    Anyone interested  in contributing is asked to make checks, money orders, etc. payable to Spring Hill North M.B. Church, and send them to Spring Hill North Cemetery Fund, c/o Roland Hoskins, 331 Suggs St., Water Valley, MS 38965.

Garden Club Sponsors Book Signing For ‘The Earth Lady’ On May 25

  The Garden Club of Water Valley will be introducing “The Earth Lady,” Margaret Gratz and her new book, entitled “At Home in the Earth Lady’s Garden”, on May 25.

  The Garden Club of Water Valley will be hosting a book signing and sale on this date from 3-5 p.m. in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1020 North Main Street.

  Look for more details on this event in next week’s edition of the Herald.

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