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Waterfowl Management Is Topic At The Multi-purpose Building

    On November 10, Dr’s Rick Kaminski and Brian Davis, MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture experts, will conduct a seminar on water fowl management in Mississippi.  This seminar will be by distance learning at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building at 6:30 pm,.  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at 675-2730.


Blackmur Library Schedules Halloween Carnival

    Blackmur Memorial Library, along with the Friends of the Library, will have a Halloween Carnival Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be games, face painting, prizes and arts and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, but any child under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please contact the library at 473-2444.


VFW Makes Plans To Honor Veterans

  VFW Post 4100 will have a Veterans Day ceremony downtown on Main Street at the monument November 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

  Afterwards there will be a fish dinner at the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. This will be free and served will be fish, hush puppies, cole slaw, fries, tea or coffee. Members and guests are invited.

  If the weather is bad the ceremony will also be held at the Post Home.


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 is welcomed 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.


Roll Up Your Sleeve For A Blood Drive In Coffeeville

    United Blood Services (UBS) will be at Allied Health in Coffeeville on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. UBS is this area’s non-profit community blood provider serving patients in Mississippi and west Alabama.

    Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional  height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from parents or guardian.


Davidson Elementary School Announces Fall Festival

 Davidson Elementary School is holding its annual Fall Festival on October 30. This is a fundraiser for the school. Even if you do not have a child currently attending the elementary school, school officials would like to invite you to make plans to come support this fun event. Anyone who would like to make donations can contact the school at 473-1110.


Blackmur Library Changes Hours Of Operation

    Beginning Monday, Nov. 2, Blackmur Library will have new operating hours. The new hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until noon.

    For more information, contact the library at 473-2444.


Pine Valley Schedules Second Weekend Of Haunted Trail

  Due to public requests the Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department will again have their Haunted Hollow Trail Saturday night, October 31.

  “If you missed this event last weekend, please make plans to join us Saturday night for a night 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.


Yalobusha Homemakers Sponsor Second Annual Holiday Bazaar

  The second annual Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by The Yalobusha County Homemakers, will be held November 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at First Christian Church CAB. This is located at 1020 North Main Street, Water Valley. Deadline for entries are October 30, so be sure to get your applications in by this date. For information call the Yalobusha Extension Office at (662) 675-2730, Betty B. Thomas at (662) 473-4901, Julia Fernandez, 473-1105, Jo Davis, 473-2100, or Doris Hunt, 473-9495.


New Freedom Ministries Hosts Third Annual Festival

  New Freedom Family Ministries, 809 College Hill Road, Oxford, presents its third annual “Hallelujah Harvest Festival” to be held Saturday, October 31, beginning at 2 p.m. on the church parking lot. Music, games and concessions will be provided. A laptop computer will be given away as a door prize. Proceeds from the event will go toward the church’s building fund and outreach efforts.

  For further information, or directions, contact Pastor Edwin Smith at (662) 236-7555.

Southern Connection Band Performs At VFW

 Saturday night, October 31, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Southern Connection 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 more information call Mr. Phillips at (662) 578-1544. On October 31, there will be a Halloween Costume Party. The prize for the best costume will be $25.


VFW Announces Friday Bingo

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, October 30. Everyone is invited to 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.

County’s Relay For Life Organizers Schedule Kickoff Meeting

  The Yalobusha County American Cancer Society Relay for Life “kick off” meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the Mechanics Bank Community Room.

  This is the planning meeting for the Relay for Life event scheduled for April, 2010. Invited are all committee members, team captains, and anyone interested in being a volunteer for this event. Team captains will receive team packages on this night. Letters to sponsors will go out in the next few weeks.

  “I’m always so proud of the people in our community who give so willingly of their time and so generously financially to help make our American Cancer Society Relay for Life such a great success,” stated Glenda Gordon, chairperson.

  If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Gordon at (662) 473-2401, day, or (662) 473-4963 after 5 p.m.


Extension Service Makes Plans For Genealogy Fair

    The Yalobusha County Extension office invites local genealogy enthusiasts to participate in a genealogy fair scheduled November 6 at the Yalobusha County Extension office.  The genealogy fair will offer beginners a chance to learn more about conducting genealogical research.  Sessions will begin at noon and go until 5 p.m.  

    Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a fun afternoon learning how to dig up your family’s history. Please call the Extension office at 662-675-2730 to sign up.   

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