Coming Events

VFW Schedules Bingo Action

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, October 16. 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 17, 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 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 further information call Mr. Phillips at (662) 578-1544.


Bell Family Announces Reunion

 The annual James D. Bell family reunion is scheduled for this Sunday, October 18, at the Masonic Temple in south Water Valley. Family members and friends are invited.


Come Enjoy Scary Stories At The Oakland Library

  Halloween scary stories will be shared at the Oakland Public Library Wednesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite story to share and hear about the Bell Witch.


VFW Makes Plans To Honor Veterans

  VFW Post 4100, Water Valley, will hold a ceremony at the Memorial on Main Street in Water Valley on November 11. If the weather does not permit an outdoor ceremony, it will be held indoors at the Post Home on Highway 315, west of Water Valley. “After the ceremony we will have a fish dinner at the Post Home, with fish, hushpuppies, fries, cold slaw, tea and coffee served. All members and guests are invited,” states Commander Sam Phillips.


High School Hosts Career Night

  Officials at Water Valley High School will host Career Night on Tuesday, October 20, in the high school cafeteria. Seniors and their parents are asked to come between 5 – 6 p.m. Juniors and their parents are asked to come between 6 – 7 p.m. This will be an informal session where students and parents can talk to the representatives.

  Career Night is designed to help students make decisions regarding future career choices. Representatives from senior colleges, junior colleges, trade schools, armed services, and various industries will be on hand to answer questions. Additionally, bank representatives will be present to provide financial information.

  “We know you won’t want to miss this informative time. Hope to see you October 20,”  invites Principal Glenn Kitchen.


 Weekly Rook Games Are Scheduled At Cossar State Park

  Red One Rook will be played in the Cossar State Park Visitor Center, starting at 6 p.m. every Thursday night. Everyone one is welcome to play. Bring your partner and a deck of Rook cards.


Cossar Coordinates Halloween Activities

  Cossar State Park will hold their annual Halloween activities Saturday, October 31. There will be games in the Visitor Center. Other events of the evening will be a cake walk and a haunted trail. Friends of Cossar will have a concession stand open. Activities will start at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m.


Sardis Chamber Hosts 20th Annual Tractor And Engine Show

    The Sardis Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 20th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show October 23-24. On Friday night there will be a fish fry and “Sardis Has Talent” contest, beginning at 5 p.m. All talent from Panola and surrounding counties are is invited to participate.

    Many events are planned for Saturday, including “Cutest Country Boy & Sweetest Country Girl” pageant, which is sponsored by Inca Presswood Pallets. The pageant starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be contests of all kinds for kids and adults, including a cake and pie bake-off. There will be a variety of food vendors, as well as a flea market and arts & crafts. Live music starts at 1 p.m. Please call the Chamber of Commerce at (662) 487-3451 or (662) 609-2159 for more information about the show and for applications to participate.


County’s 4-H Agent Schedules Informative Session On October 22

    “Hey Kids! Do you like travel? Do you enjoy animals? Do you like to be outside?,” questions Mary Mason Furr, Yalobusha County 4-H Agent.

  Well…if you answered yes, 4-H offers opportunities in these areas and many more. To learn more about 4-H, you are invited to attend a quick informational session Thursday, October 22, 6 p.m. in the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building at Coffeeville. Parents are urged to bring your children and learn how you can get them involved in 4-H.

    “If you have any questions, call me at 675-2730,” Furr added.


Field Day Offers Demonstration On Plant Varieties

The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center, Highway 330 (west of Coffeeville), will host a “Wildlife Plantings Field Day” on October 15.  Registration will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 am.  Learn what to plant for deer, turkey, ducks, dove, and quail.  

See demonstrations of wildlife habitat management techniques and over 25 different plantings of both cool and warm-season food and cover plantings.  Hear presentations by wildlife biologists from NRCS, MDWFP, and MSU Extension.  Visit seed company and dealer booths – free of charge.  Lunch will be provided.  If you have any questions, contact the Extension office at 675-2730.


Learn About The Origin Of Vann’s Mill At Historical Society Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in its headquarters, the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. Julia York Fernandez will speak on “The Vann Family.” Julia is descended from the Vanns, for whom the community of Vann’s Mill, located in eastern Yalobusha County, was named.

October is also the month Historical Society members feature a “Harvest Display,” which was started by Tom Moorman years ago. Members are urged to take a walk in the woods, gardens and yards and collect some of Mother Nature’s offerings for this popular display. The public is invited to all meetings of the Society. For more information contact Betty R. Miller at 226-6975.


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.


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.


Fundraiser Will Help 4-H Competitor Attend National Competition

    There will be a 4-H Shooting Sports fundraiser to help Alex Calder attend the National Competition.

  A yard sale will be held in the Multipurpose Building, Coffeeville, Saturday, October 31, from 7 a.m. until noon. Please bring any items or donations to the Multipurpose Building before October 29. “We hope to see you there,” invites Mary Mason Furr, Yalobusha 4-H Agent. If you have questions contact Furr at 675-2730.


Quick Bites Programs Offer Information About Flu, Christmas Gifts

There are two Quick Bites programs scheduled in October at the Yalobusha County Extension Service, from noon to 1 p.m. The first program is scheduled Thursday, October 15, and is entitled “You and the Flu,” presented by Dr. Jane Clary, Extension Professor of Food Science Nutrition and Health Promotion.  

The next program is scheduled Thursday, October 22, entitled “Pretty but Cheap Holiday Gifts from the Garden for Tight Budgets,” presented by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Associate Extension Professor and Consumer Horticulture Specialist.  Please bring a sack lunch and join us for these fun and informative programs at the Multi-purpose building.

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