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Southern Connection Band Performs At VFW Saturday Night

  VFW Post 4100 welcomes the public to a musical night of entertainment by the Southern Connection Band on Saturday night, September 26. 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 Mr. Phillips at (662) 578-1544.


Tractor Show Scheduled During Market Fiesta

The Farmers Market Fiesta and Antique Tractor Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be a potluck party. You can bring a dish, or just bring yourself! While at the market, stock your pantry with delicious, local preserves, grits, cornmeal, and more! View Yalobusha County antique tractors under the magnolias. Sponsored by the Water Valley Main Street Association. If you are interested in showing your antique tractor, call Eddie Roger at 473-8743.


Garden Club Sponsors Scarecrow Trail At City Park

    The Garden Club of Water Valley will sponsor a Scarecrow Trail at the City Park for October. The Club will have a workshop on September 26, beginning at 9 a.m.

  Awards will be given for each category: children; individual; business; and organizations.


Fish Fry Will Raise Money To Complete Softball Field

  Water Valley Fans of Fast Pitch, Inc., will hold a fish fry on Friday, Sept. 26, to raise money to finish construction on a girl’s softball field located next to Water Valley High School. Parents and players will be selling tickets around town over the coming weeks.


Senior Pictures Scheduled Monday, September 28

Senior pictures (both formal and cap and gown) will be made on Monday, Sept. 28. There will be a $25 sitting fee due at that time and all students who have their picture taken will receive an 8×10 class composite.

Students are not obligated to purchase pictures but they will not be featured in the high school annual if they do not have their picture made.  


Lafayette Law Officers Sponsor Woman’s Handgun Course

    The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association (LCLEA) is offering a woman’s handgun familiarization course on Saturday, October 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The cost for the class is $45 and includes lunch for participants. Participants must fill out an application and submit it to LCLEA to register for the class. Applications are available at the new Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department, located at 7076 County Road 436 (old Carothers Building.)

    Participants will meet at the Wal Mart parking lot at 8 a.m., where they will travel by van to the shooting range. Participants must also bring their personal firearm and 100 rounds of ammunition to the class. For more information, contact Sheriff Lance Humphreys at 473-3602.


Booster Club To Meet Sept. 28

  The Water Valley Football Booster Club will meet September 28, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Community Room of Mechanics Bank. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting.


Power Link Offers Help To Students

  Power Link is held the first and third Wednesdays of each month during the Water Valley school year. Power Link includes tutoring, open library services and an occasional specially-planned workshop for students. Power Link is open to all students. Power Link dates will be Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, Dec. 2, Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17, March 3, April 7 and 21 and May 5.


Faculty/Parent Link Offers Opportunities For Interaction

  A Faculty/Parent Link is held once each semester at the Water Valley High School. The date for the Fall Link is October 20. Career Night is also scheduled for that evening for juniors and seniors and their parents. The Spring Link is scheduled for February 15. The Link includes opportunities for individual parent/teacher conferences, mini-sessions on pertinent topics and fellowship opportunities.


Pink Ladies Raffle Painting By The Late Effie Jones

  They Yalobusha General Hospital and Yalobusha County Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) will raffle a painting by the late Mrs. Effie Jones. The drawing will be held at the Pink Ladies November bake sale. Tickets can be purchased from any Pink Lady or at the bake sale.


Trail Ride Benefits First Christian Church Youth Group

  A benefit trail ride for the First Christian Church Youth Group will be held Saturday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. until.

  The cost will be $20 per rider, with lunch included. Camping will also be available. The ride begins at Ford’s Well on County Road 557. Call (662) 417-1588 for more information.


Beta Club Schedules Annual Butterbraid Bread Fundraiser

  The Water Valley High School Beta Club is holding its annual Butterbraid Bread fundraiser. The fundraiser helps to pay for various projects and the club’s annual trip. Each loaf comes frozen and when thawed, rises to a 22 inch delicious treat. The bread comes in five flavors: strawberry cream cheese; cinnamon; apple; cream cheese; and Bavarian creme. The cost is $12 per loaf. For more information, or to place an order, you may call Kathy True at the high school office at 473-2468 or come by the high school office to place your orders.


Christmas Parade Will Roll Through The Valley On December 5

    The annual Water Valley Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5, starting at 1 p.m. The rain date will be the following Saturday, December 12th, if needed.

  All churches, businesses, factories, school groups, and individuals are urged to participate in the Christmas Parade. Contact J. C. Womble at 473-1742, or Michael Redwine at 473-4254 to register your entry for the parade. The Water Valley Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Tri-Lake Fairground Association.


Family And Friends Host Walker Cemetery Cleanup Day

    The annual Walker Cemetery cleaning will be held Saturday, October 3. All family and friends are invited to come early with yard tools for cleaning and your favorite covered dish to share during the lunch fellowship at noon. Also, bring any pictures you would like to share for the photo album.

    “Looking forward to seeing everyone and please have a safe trip,” stated Sheila Nelson. For further information call (662) 473-1295.


Junior Auxiliary Hosts Art In The Park For Kids

Art in the Park will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Water Valley City Park. The event, sponsored by the Water Valley Junior Auxiliary, will feature art related fun for kids of all ages. The Water Valley Police Department will be on hand to do fingerprinting and the Mechanics Bank will sponsor a blow-up slide, according to Tiffany Webb, chairman. Businesses or individuals who would like to be involved with the project can contact Web at (662) 514-4868 or Lauren Link at (662) 473-7209.


Bingo Will Be Played Friday Night

 VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, September 25. 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 p.m., and the first of 24 games begins at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.


Masons Announce Sept. 24 Meeting

  St. Cyr Commandery No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave on Thursday, September 24, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. Members are urged to support their Commandry by making a special effort to attend. The Commandry needs your help and support during the coming year.


Corps Of Engineers Extend Invitation To Dedication Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Enid Lake extends an open invitation for the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed Ford’s Well Recreation Area and Spyglass Hill Trail at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Ford’s Well Recreation Area is located on Yalobusha County Road 557 off Mississippi Highway 32.  For more information call the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571.


Northwest ACT Preparation Workshop offered Oct. 5 and 6

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m. Deadline to register for the workshop is Friday, Oct. 2, by noon. For more information, contact Patricia Lowder, coordinator of Continuing Education, at 562-3349 or e-mail

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