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White Cane Fund Raiser Friday

The Lion’s Club of Water Valley will be collecting donations for its annual “White Cane Day” Fund Raiser on Friday,  between 2:30 and 5:30 P.M. at the traffic lights of Main Street and Hwy. 315, and Main Street at the First Baptist Church.

The Lion’s Club of Water Valley helps about 40 people annually with vision assistance.  

Lions Clubs International began a program promoting the use of white canes for people who are blind. The first special White Cane Ordinance was passed in December 1930 in Peoria, Illinois. It granted blind pedestrians protection and the right-of-way while carrying a white cane.

On Oct. 6, 1964 , a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim October 15 of each year as “White Cane Safety Day”. President Lyndon Johnson was the first to make this proclamation.

Thank you for your support, and “see” you on Friday, said Lions Club sponsors.


Ford’s Well Trail Ride Benefits First Christian Youth

A benefit trail ride for the First Christian Church Youth Group will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 a.m. until. The event was rescheduled from last weekend due to the weather.

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.


Springhill Youth Sponsor Car wash, Yard Sale

  Spring Hill North M.B. Church’s youth department and mass choir are sponsoring a yard sale and car wash on Saturday, October 3, from 7 a.m. until noon. SUVs will be washed for $10 each and cars will be $5 each. There are too many items to list for the yard sale, but everything will be very cheap.


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’s antique tractors under the magnolias. The event is sponsored by the Water Valley Main Street Association. Anyone interested in showing your antique tractor, call Eddie Roger at 473-8743.


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.


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 12, 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,” invited Sheila Nelson. For further information call (662) 473-1295.


Scarecrow Trail Date Is Rescheduled To Oct. 10

    The Scarecrow Trail workshop was cancelled due to rainy weather. The Garden Club of Water Valley is rescheduling this for Saturday, October 10, beginning at 9 a.m., at the gazebo in City Park. Applications can be picked up at the Herald Office, Turnage Drug Store, and Valley Lumber Company.

  The Garden Club of Water Valley expresses appreciation for your participation in this event. The children will have a wonderful time and others will enjoy the event principles. The categories are: Children; Individual; Organization; Business; and Church. Mrs. Alice Nunnley from Vernona will be the judge. She is well known around Vernona as the scarecrow lady and has decorated the town with the scarecrows since leaving Mississippi State Plant Station at Verona.  Make plans now to attend the workshop October 10 at 9 a.m.

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


Benefit Raises Money To Offset Medical Expenses For Patient

A benefit for Megan Cannon will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Calhoun County Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Megan was injured in a car crash on June 7 and has required extensive medical treatment. She is the daughter of Brad and Kelly (Goodwin) Cannon of Calhoun City and granddaughter of Kenny and Cheryl Goodwin of Water Valley. The benefit will feature grilled chicken plates for $10. An auction of donated goods and gift certificates will begin at 7 p.m. For information, call 549-4211 or 414-7025.


O’Tuck Hosts Fish Fry

    The O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church will host a community-wide fish fry this Saturday evening, October 3, from 5-7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Brotherhood, who will use the proceeds to help fund various projects throughout the year, including their Reedy Acres Christmas Ministry. Plates cost $6 each and take-out plates will also be available. Pastor Daniel Dickerson invites everyone to come out for a great evening of food and fellowship.


Tri-Lake Announces Annual Meeting

    Tri-Lake Rural Water Association will hold its Annual Meeting Thursday, October 1, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Farm Bureau Building.


Valley City Lodge Schedules Stated Communication

  Valley City Lodge #402 F&AM will hold its next stated Communication on Thursday, October 1, beginning at 7:30  p.m. in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are urged to attend and to support your lodge.


Registration Scheduled For Youth League Flag Football

    Registration for NFL Flag Football in the Magnolia Youth League will be held Saturday, October 3, and Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon at the Crawford Sports Complex. There will be Girls and Boys leagues for ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Registration fee is $45. Call Lance Clement (473-2582) or Jeff Bynum (473-3269) if you have any questions.


Lions Club Offer Monthly Pancake Breakfast On Saturday

    The Water Valley Lions Club will have their monthly Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning, October 3, between the hours of 6:30 and 9 a.m., in the Depot Building on Main Street. For only $5 you may enjoy all you care to of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. “Come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast and some great fellowship, while helping fund the many charitable projects of the local Lions Club,” says Lion Ernie Aune.


 Arts Council Announces Meeting

The Water Valley Arts Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Association office at 207 North Main Street. You do not have to be a member nor resident to attend. Creative ideas and input from the community are always welcome. For information, contact Ramona Bernard at 662-473-9851, email: or Bill Warren at 662-473-0972, email:


Pine Valley Invites Public To Haunted Hollow Trail

  The Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department will have their Haunted Hollow Trail the weekend of October 23 and 24. “Please make plans to join us for a weekend of fun,” invites Chief Ricky Wood. The money raised will be used to purchase equipment for the fire truck. Signs will be put out to detour around the road closing.


Post 4100 Schedules Friday Night Bingo Action

  VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, October 2. 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.


Road House Band Performs At VFW

  Saturday night, October 3, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Road House Band. The band kicks off 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. For more information contact Mr. Phillips at (662) 578-1544.


Noon Program Offers Fall Landscaping Tips

There will be a Quick Bites program on “Fall Landscaping Tips, Techniques, and Ideas,” scheduled Thursday, October 1, during the noon hour at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  

Plant choices, landscape design ideas, and other tips and techniques on how to have a beautiful fall landscape will be presented by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Associate Extension Professor and Consumer Horticulture Specialist.  

“Please bring a sack lunch and join us for this fun and educational program.  You will come away from this bursting with gardening vim and vigor, guaranteed!” Dr. Kelly invited.


Homemakers Announce Second Annual Holiday Bazaar

 Yalobusha County Homemakers are announcing the second annual Holiday Bazaar. The new location for this event will be the First Christian Church CAB in Water Valley. This event will be held November 7. Please contact the office at (662) 675-2730, if you are interested in having a booth this year.


Beauty Review Is Set For October 3

    The Water Valley junior high and high school beauty review is scheduled Saturday, October 3, in the Water Valley City Auditorium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $8. For additional information, you may contact the school at (662) 473-2468.

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