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Horse Show Action Set For Saturday At Multi-Purpose Building

A timed-event horse show will be held this Saturday, March 27, at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Training barrels start at 1:30 p.m. with the actual show starting at 3 p.m.  As usual, this show is free and open to the public.


Helping Hands Hosts Appreciation Program In Oakland

The Helping Hands Association will have their Appreciation Program Saturday, April 3, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Masonic Hall at Oakland. Everyone is invited to attend.


All Classes From Water Valley School Invited To Reunion

Water Valley School Alumni are invited to an “all classes” get together at the home of Viola Hughes Moore on April 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The gathering is sponsored by the Class of 1967 and the participants.

Please contact Viola Moore at 662 473-1337 or cell at 662 473-8434 to RSVP. “We need to know if you are coming, so we can plan the food and drinks accordingly,” Moore said.

Attendees are requested to bring a dish of their choice along with photos and memorabilia from the good old days. Please, no alcohol or smoking. If there is a large turnout, the location may be moved to the First Christian Church Activities Center on North Main Street.


JA Sponsors Annual Egg Hunt

The Junior Auxiliary easter egg hunt is scheduled Saturday, March 27, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the City Park. Children ages Pre-K through fifth grade are invited to participate. Prizes will be given to the winners of each age group and refreshments will be served following the hunt.


Cossar State Park Hosts Easter Activities On April 3

 Cossar State Park will hold its annual Easter activities Saturday, April 3. The egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. Games and other activities will follow the egg hunt. All events will be held behind the Visitor Center. The Easter Bunny will attend, along with Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl. Friends of Cossar will have a concession stand open.


Beta Club Sells Butterbraid Bread To Offset Graduation Expenses

    The Water Valley High School Beta Club is selling Butterbraid Bread to help cover the cost of awards day and graduation. Each loaf comes frozen. All you need to do is let it rise and bake it. Butterbraid Bread is available in cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, apple, cinnamon, and Bavarian cream. The cost is $12 each. Contact Kathy True at 473-2468 if you have questions or if you wish to place an order.


Forestry Course Provides Benefits Of Forest Ownership For Landowner

    A “Managing the Family Forest” short-course will be held on March 29, April 5 and April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Monday.  The course is offered at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  

    This introductory course enables the landowner to more fully realize the benefits of forest ownership. Forestry Extension specialists will cover topics including forest management plan, site preparation, thinning, regeneration, harvesting and best management practices, timber marketing, and multiple use.  The cost of the course is $35 per person or $50 for a married couple and will cover reference materials, refreshments, and a meal on the final day. Call the Extension office at 675-2730 for additional information.


Corps Issues Reminder Of Mandatory Life Jacket Rule

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Project Management Office wants to remind members of the public that a mandatory life jacket policy remains in effect at Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada lakes.  

The three-year pilot program was launched in May of 2009 for the main purpose of providing statistical data to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the use of life jackets by adult user groups.  

The program is specifically designed to study the effects increased adult wear rates have on water-related fatalities.  


Homemaker Club Offers Home Safety Tips At April 20 Program

  The Yalobusha Homemaker Club is sponsoring a Home Safety Program April 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville. Steve McLarty will be present to offer helpful ideas on how to be safer in your homes.


4-H Club Announces Movie Night

  A 4-H Club Movie Night will be held April 1, between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building.  The cost is $3 per child or $5 per family. Those attending are reminded to wear comfortable clothes and to bring a pillow or sleeping bag. Please RSVP so we will have plenty of hot dogs and popcorn. Contact: Mary Mason Furr at 675-2730


VFW Schedules Friday Bingo Action

  VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, March 26. 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.


Southern Connection Band To Perform

  The Southern Connection Band will provide a night of musical entertainment Saturday night, March 27. The band starts at 8 p.m. and plays until midnight. “Join us in listening, or dancing, to country music in the VFW Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” stated Commander Sam Phillips.


Relay For Life Team Captains Urged To Attend March 30 Meeting

  All American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team Captains are reminded that there will be a meeting on Tuesday, March 30, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mechanics Bank Community Room. Committee members will meet at 5:30 p.m. This year’s event will be held Friday, April 23, in the Crawford Sports Complex. For more information contact Glenda Gordon at 473-4963.


Woodard Family Celebrates Ms. Nora’s Birthday At Annual Banquet

  Please join the Woodard family in the celebration of Ms. Nora Woodard’s annual birthday banquet at the David Chapel Masonic Hall in Oakland on March 27, between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. There is no charge and gifts are welcomed for the birthday girl. Please RSVP by Friday, March 26, by calling (662) 623-8698, or via e-mail at:


Walking Project In Oakland Is Delayed Due To Weather

  Due to the weather change, the “Let’s Go Walking—Oakland” project, which was scheduled to begin April 1, will start later in the month. “Everyone get your walking shoes ready to “Go Walking—Oakland, Mississippi’, invites Linda Sayles, sponsor. For more information call (662) 623-7200.


Masons Announce Monthly Meeting

  St. Cyr Commandry No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave on Thursday, March 25, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. Please support your Commandry by making a special effort to attend. Your help and support is needed during this coming year.


Arts Council Sponsors Contest

  The Water Valley Arts Council is sponsoring an Easter Coloring Contest for local youth. Kids can pick up a copy of the picture to be colored at Piggly Wiggy, Turnage Drug Store, or The Main Attraction. Color it as you like and place the entry in the pink and blue box located at any of these stores. All entries MUST be received by March 27 and the winning entries will be printed in the North Mississippi Herald’s April 1 issue.

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