City Offices Will Close On Memorial Day
All City of Water Valley offices and departments will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 26, will be a day of grace for paying utility bills. Monday’s garbage route will run with Tuesday’s garbage route.
VFW Bingo Action Kicks Off Friday
VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, May 22. 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 pm., and the first of 24 games begins at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.
River Road Band Performs At VFW On Saturday Night
Saturday night, May 23, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by The River Road 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,” states Commander Sam Phillips. For more information call (662) 578-1544.
Coffeeville Native Speaks At Historical Society’s Monthly Meeting
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.
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 host a book signing and sale on this date from 3-5 p.m. in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1020 North Main Street.
New Freedom Family Ministries Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Barbecue
New Freedom Family Ministries, located 809 College Hill Road in Oxford, will host its fourth annual Memorial Day Weekend barbecue Saturday, May 23. Free plates will be available beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Clothing and other items will also be available for a donation to the ministry. The public is cordially invited to attend. For further information or directions, contact Pastor Edwin Smith at (662) 915-5084.
United Blood Services Plan Blood Drive In BorgWarner Parking Lot
The Bloodmobile from United Blood Services will be in the parking lot at BorgWarner on Tuesday, June 2, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
UBS is this area’s non-profit community blood provider serving patients in Mississippi and West Alabama. It takes over 250 blood donations every day to meet the needs of area patients.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height and weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from parents or guardian.
Grenada Ministry Schedules Photo Shot To Raise Funds
On Friday, May 29, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Olan Mills will come to Way of Life Ministries in Grenada to take portraits. The cost is $10 per certificate. The certificate entitles you to a family 10×13 portrait or a “Just for Kids” package for ages 16 and under. Contact Tonya Stroup for more information or to purchase a certificate at (662)709-1200.
VFW Schedules Monthly Meeting
The members of the VFW and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Post 4100 will meet Thursday, May 21, beginning at 7 p.m. “If you are a member please attend. We need your opinion and support,” stated Commander Sam Phillips.
Bethel Baptist Church Announces Plans For Vacation Bible School
Bethel Baptist Church invites all children, ages four years through young people who have completed sixth grade, to go to the edge this summer for vacation Bible school. CAMP E.D.G.E.: Experience+Discover God. Everywhere is an extreme adventure camp taking kids on exciting Bible treks to experience and discover God everywhere, everyday. The fun begins June 1 and ends June 5. The program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Each trek is supported with science activities, songs, crafts, games, and snacks. Please call Katherine Jones at 473-4391 with any questions.
Rodrigue Offers Kids’ Horse Drawing Class on May 28
Local artist, Pat Rodrigue, will teach a kids’ horse drawing class on Thursday, May 28, at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building. Classes for students 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.
Friday Night Horse Shows Are Free For The Public To Attend
The next horse shows at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building will be Friday nights on May 22 and June 5. These are timed event shows with the training barrels starting at 6:30 p.m. and the actual show starting at 8 p.m. As usual, these shows are free and open to the public.