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Road House Band Performs At VFW

  Saturday night, July 18, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Road House Band. The band starts at 8 p.m. and plays until midnight. “Join us for listening or dancing to country music at the VFW Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” stated Commander Sam Phillips. For more information call Mr. Phillips at (662) 578-1544.

VFW Announces July 16 Meeting

  VFW Post 4100 will meet Thursday night, July 16, beginning at 7 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting. All members are urged to attend.

Proofs Of Residency Required For Students Attending Schools

 All new and returning students in Water Valley Schools must furnish two proofs of residence for registration. Have your proofs of residence ready for copy, or bring copies ready to turn in, at registration. Information cards must be completed and two proofs of residence must be submitted before a student is issued a schedule. The parent/guardian must complete and sign the information card.

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.

Class of 1969 Celebrates 40 Years

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 40-year reunion Friday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church. Any class member not contacted by mail or who needs additional information about the reunion can contact Jerry Holt at (662) 473-3127.

Classes of 1962 and 1963 Announce Joint Reunion

  The Water Valley Classes of 1962 and 1963 will meet on Saturday, August 1, in the Ladies Class Room at First Christian Church to visit and “cool” off during the Watermelon Carnival. Friends and families are invited to drop by and visit. “We will look for you from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” stated Carol Gafford. For more information contact Carol Gafford at or Carol Brown at 473-2514.

Grenada Lake Artifacts Is Topic At July 17 Historical Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p. m. on Thursday, July 16 in its headquarters, the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The guest speaker will be Woody Jones, a Coffeeville native, now of Calhoun City. He will speak on “Archeology  and Artifacts as Related to Grenada Lake.” The public is invited to all meetings of the Historical Society. For additional information, contact Betty R. Miller at (662) 226-6975.

Multi-class Reunion Set For Aug. 1

A multi-class reunion will be held on Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Watermelon Carnival The event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church in Water Valley.

The reunion is being planned by a group of former WVHS students who regularly meet online at the site designated for Water Vallians, past and present.  

Please contact one of the following members for information about the get-together or about joining the online group: Jackie Van Winkle Franklin – (901) 337-1102; Genny Wiley Seeley – – 601-372-7461; Eleanor Nelson Allen – – (256) 527-0878; or Glenda Griffith – (662) 473-4239.

Class Of 1949 Celebrates 60 Years

  The Water Valley High School Class of 1949 is celebrating 60 years on August 1, 2009. A brunch will be held in the First United Methodist Church “Parlor” at nine o’clock in the morning. Visitors are invited to join the class from 10:30 a.m. until Noon.

Fish Fry Raises Money For Disaster Relief

  A fish fry will be held Friday, July 31, at the Everdale C.L.C. Building, located at 410 Calhoun Street. This event is to help raise money for disaster relief. The church also schedules a recovery meeting every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Everdale C.L.C. Building, located at 110 Calhoun Street.

Reunion Scheduled For Jeff Davis

  The Jeff Davis School reunion will be held Saturday, August 1, in the Masonic Lodge on Champion Circle, beginning at 6 p.m. All students, family, and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a pot luck dish if attending. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Class Of 1948 Announces Reunion

  The Water Valley High School Class of 1948 will meet Saturday, August 1, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church.

Library Offers Summer Storytime Fun

    Blackmur Memorial Library is hosting Summer Storytime Programs every Wednesday morning in July. Programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last about 30 minutes. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

  The program features 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.

  If three 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.

Learn How To Become A DHS Resource Family

  Children belong in families—become a resource family.

  What is a resource family? Resource families are foster parents, adoptive parents and relatives who accept foster children into their homes. Resource families also provide the child with a nurturing and structured environment, love and discipline. Open your heart and your home to a child.

  For more information call the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Yalobusha County Family and Children Services, (662) 473-1071 or 1-800-6347.

Arts Council Offers Events Calendar For Artistic And Cultural Happenings

  The Water Valley Arts Council Website has an events calendar. is the Internet address for the new Water Valley Arts Council website. The site will be featuring a calendar of artistic and cultural events as well as biographic sketches of local artists and performers, and examples of their works.

  Individuals, community groups, businesses and religious organizations who are planning events such as recitals, concerts, studio showings, theatrical performances and workshops are encouraged to post the information on the Arts Council’s calendar. Send your announcements to Coulter Fussell at The Arts Council is a committee of the Water Valley Main Street Association.

Bingo Action Scheduled At VFW

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, July 17. 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.

Saturday Wrestling Event Raises Funds For Yalobusha’s Relay For Life

    Bad Boys Promotions is presenting a wrestling match this Saturday, July 18, at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville to benefit Yalobusha County Relay For Life.

    Doors open at 5 p.m., with gospel singing scheduled at 6 p.m. and belltime set for 7:30 p.m.

Coffeeville Church Sponsors Bluegrass

    There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Singing at the Gatewood Church of God Friday, July 17, beginning at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers. A love offering will be received for the musicians.

  The church is located at 2168 CR 211, Coffeeville. Pastor Freddie Moorman invites everyone to attend this special service. Musical CDS and good southern food will be on sale after the singing. For more information call (662) 617-3744.


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