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Donations Requested 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.


Water Valley Class Of 1974 Announces Reunion Activities

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1974 has planned their 35th class reunion for Saturday, August 1, during the Watermelon Carnival Weekend. A tent will be set up in the park from Friday, 6 p.m., through Saturday, 3 p.m., for the classmates to visit. There will be a meal with entertainment on Saturday night. For more details you may contact the following: Donnie Morris, 473-4162; Kay N. Richardson, 473-2876; Pam W. Samuels, 473-3408; Vicky E. Hollister, 473-1443; or Margie P. French, 473-1296. Please reply by July 10.


Murphree Genealogical Convention To Be Held In Oxford Mid-July

    The 2009 Murphree Genealogical Association convention will be held in Oxford on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25. Activities include genealogy research, banquet and a tour of Murphree related historical sites.

    All events will be held at the Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites in Oxford. All Murphree decedents are welcome to all or any of the events during the convention. Cost start at $15.00 for genealogy research for both days. The banquet on Saturday night will be $37.00 per person This is the national convention for all Murphree decedents, no matter where you’re from. For reservations call Claudine McKibben at 601-961-9575. For more information call MGA president Bobby Murphree at 662-473-2501


Class Of 1960 Seeks Classmates

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1960 is searching for the following classmates: Frances Keel Davis; Margaret Edwards; Wayne Gay; and Shirley Jenkins Varner. Anyone having any information that would help located these people, is asked to call (662) 473-1038 or (601) 638-9242, or e-mail or


Theatre Oxford Holds Auditions

    Theatre Oxford will hold auditions for The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Roles are available for four women, ages 20 – 70,  and one middle-aged man.  Prepared audition pieces welcome; readings also provided.  Familiarity with Portuguese a plus for one female role.  Stage management and back stage positions also available.  Experienced and first time actors, etc. are welcome.  Call backs will be Sunday, June 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., if necessary.


July 1 Is Deadline To Purchase Ad

The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is selling ads for the annual Watermelon Carnival Program. The deadline to reserve a spot is July 1. For more information, call the Chamber office at 473-1122 and talk to Bonnie or Mary Sue.


Class Of 1999 Schedules Reunion

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1999 is having its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, August 1, at the White Star Kitchen at 7 p.m. The cost will be $12 per person. Make checks payable to “Water Valley Class of 1999” and send to Tammy McMinn at 154 CR 485, Water Valley, MS 38965 or Chris Yancy at P.O. Box 294, Water Valley. Please send payments by July 15. For any questions, contact Bethany Hembree at 601-985-7183, Tammy McMinn at 662-832-9174, or Chris Yancy at 662-607-1815.


Masonic Meeting Scheduled Thursday, June 25

    St. Cyr Commandry No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave on Thursday, June 25, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are urged to support your Commandry by making a special effort to attend.


Garden Club Offers Pavers

 The Garden Club of Water Valley is selling commemorative pavers in honor or memory of anyone who has served their country in any branch of the military. Pavers are to be placed around the flagpole in City Park. The cost per paver is $50. Call Cheryl Pass at 473-2324 or Jane Franklin at 473-2158 to place an order.


VFW Schedules Bingo Action

  VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, June 26. Come out and 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, and the first of 24 games begins at 7. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

River Road Performs Saturday Night

  Saturday night, June 27, 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,” stated Commander Sam Phillips.


Lions Club Raffle Flat Screen TV

  The Water Valley Lions Club will have a raffle for a flat screen Vizio 32” LCD HDTV. The television will be given away during the noon ceremony at the gazebo on Carnival Day, Saturday, August 1. Tickets are available from any Lions Club member and cost $1 each or 6 for $5. Also, on some Fridays, the Lions will showcase the television at a booth in front of Larson’s Piggly Wiggly. On these days, they will be playing CDs of vintage trains between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at these times.


DHS Schedule Anger Management Class

  A free anger management workshop will be held at the Department of Family and Children Services, 400 Main Street,  Water Valley, for parents, resource parents, childcare workers, educators, and any interested parties. The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 30, beginning at 10 a.m.


Union Hill Youth Sponsor Car Wash

    A car wash will be held June 27, from 7-11 a.m. in the parking lot at Renasant Bank on Central Street. This event is sponsored by God’s Girls of the Union Hill youth. A car wash will be $5 and a hot dog and drink can be purchased for $1.50. Contact Jeanette Johnson at 473-9140 for more information.


Blackmur Hosts Summer Storytime

    Blackmur Memorial Library will have its Summer Storytime Program on Wednesday mornings, beginning in July.

  The program will feature stories read to children by volunteers and each program will end with a snack time. Children and their parents will also be able to check out books for their own summertime enjoyment at home.

  The program will begin Wednesday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m., and will continue for the next several weeks. Each program will last about 45 minutes. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

  If there are any groups who wish to attend a Summer Storytime Program, or if there are any questions, please contact Joe or Lisa at 473-2444. Volunteers for reading are also welcome.

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