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Friday Horse Show Includes Barrel Racing, Regular Events

This weekend’s horse show will be a running show scheduled Friday night, April 30, at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville. Training barrels will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the regular show starting at 8 p.m.  As usual the horse show is free and open to the public.

Mathis/Edwards Family Make Plans For June 19 Reunion

    The Mathis/Edwards family will have a reunion at the home of Claud and Nancy Anthony on June 19. The home is located at 345 Mathis Rd. (CR 106). “Bring a dish, photos and any family history information you may have. Let’s have a nice day of visiting and sharing,” says W. A. McCormick.

Junior Football League Recruits Players For Upcoming Season

    The Titans are still accepting registrations for the upcoming 2010 football season for ages 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 year olds. A registration fee is due upon registering for all players, along with an equipment fee of $130 for all new players. It is due no later than June 30.

  If interested in playing, or coaching, please call Bobby Phillips, (662) 473-6363, Bam Person, (662) 614-9759, Dee Johnson, (662) 816-2571, or Luther Folson, (662) 832-3833.

  Send forms, along with the $50 fee (new players may pay balance in full of $180).

First Baptist Church Adds Three Year-old Program To Curriculum

A class for three year-olds has been added to the preschool program at Water Valley First Baptist Church! The class will be of the church’s preschool curriculum.  If you have a child that will be three or four years of age on or before September 1, 2010, and would like for him/her to attend preschool, you may pick up a registration form in the church office.

Classes for both age groups will be offered from 8-11 a.m., Monday through Friday.

WVHS Awards Day Planned

  Water Valley High School Awards Day will be Friday, May 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Multi-Purpose Building on the high school campus. The awards committee would like to make sure all scholarships awarded to the students are announced at this time. If any parent or community member has information about scholarships, please bring that information to the WVHS Office by May 10, so that students can be recognized for their achievements.

VFW Schedules Bingo Action

 VFW Bingo will be played Friday, April 30. 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 begin at 6 and the first of 24 games starts at 7 p.m. You must be least 18 years of age to play.

4-H Fund Raiser Scheduled

    A mother daughter brunch 4-H Fund Raiser will be held May 8, from 9-11 a.m. The brunch will cost $5 per person or $8 for a mother and daughter. There will also be a silent auction with many ladies knickknacks. If you plan to attend please RSVP by May 3 to Mary Mason Furr, Yalobusha 4-H Agent, at (662) 675-2730.

Lions Will Serve Final Pancake Breakfast Before Summer Break

  The final Lions Pancake Breakfast, before the summer break, will be held Saturday, May 1, in the Lions Depot Building on Main Street. Serving will be from 6:30-9 a.m. The menu is all you care to eat of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, and the price is just $5 per plate. Lions cheese will also be available at this time. The Lions will then take June and July off, with the next breakfast being served in August on Watermelon Carnival Day. “Everyone is encouraged to come out, enjoy a delicious meal, some great fellowship, while helping with the many charitable projects of the local club,” says Lion Ernie Aune.

Imagination Station Students Presents Annual Art Show

    Students at Imagination Station will present their 7th annual Art Show Friday, May 7, 3-6 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 9, 12-2 p.m. Works on display are by student artists ages 5 to 15 years. “Everyone is invited to attend this show”, says Instructor Anissa Wilkinson. Imagination Station is located at 32 Main Street.

Road House Band Performs At Saturday Night Dance

  VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Road House Band on Saturday night, May 1. 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.

Cemetery Day Planned At Driver’s Flat

 Driver’s Flat Cemetery Day will be held Saturday, May 1, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a covered dish dinner at noon. All families and friends are invited to attend.

Nicaraguan Mission Teams Schedule Yard Sale Fundraiser

    A giant yard sale to benefit the Turnage Nicaragua Mission Team will be held Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church (across from Sprint Mart).

  Also benefitting the mission trip will the raffle of a 2009 Cotton Bowl Championship “Ole Miss Football”, signed by Houston Nutt. Raffle tickets are $2 each and the drawing will be held May 2. You do not have to be present to win.

Pine Valley’s Annual Trail Ride Scheduled May 8

    The Old Pine Valley Community Center trail ride, held annually on the second Saturday in May, is scheduled May 8 this year. The ride will leave the schoolhouse at 9:30. Lunch will be served for the riders upon return. All donations will be used for the restoration and upkeep of the school. Neg-coggins will be required for the horses.

    “Come out and ride the beautiful country trails in Pine Valley, led by trailmasters Ken Dorris and Cliff Gardiner, enjoy a day of fellowship and a great lunch with homemade desserts,” invites Joni Camp, Publicity Chairperson.

Extension Service Provides Pond, Small Lake Information At Seminar

 The Yalobusha County Extension Office will offer a pond management seminar conducted via distance learning by MSU-ES Fisheries Specialist, Dr. Wes Neal on  Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will last one to one and a half hours.  If you have a farm pond or small lake, this program is for you.  Dr. Neal will discuss issues including fish stocking, sick or dead fish, and weed problems.  Please call the Extension Office at 675-2730 for more information.

Canning Basics Program Set

The Yalobusha County Extension Service will offer “Canning Foods At Home – The Basics” on Thursday, May 6,  at 6 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Extension office located in the Multipurpose building on Hwy 7 in Coffeeville.  

The program will be presented by Pamela Redwine, Nutrition and Food Safety Area Agent.  Pamela will discuss what equipment you will need, the different canning and packing methods, the foods that need to be canned using a pressure canner, and problems that can occur when canning.

Dial pressure gauges will be checked and MSU-ES publications complete with new up-to-date canning recipes will be available.

Walking Program Set For Monday In Oakland

    The Let’s Go Walking Campaign will begin Monday, May 3, in downtown Oakland from 5-6 p.m.

  “Health is very important to almost everyone. This is why I want to start this weekly walking campaign for the Town of Oakland and the surrounding rural areas,” reported Linda Sayles, program sponsor.

  “The evening that I talked to the Oakland City Council, along with Mayor Swearengen, they were very much enthused with my idea about walking for our health campaign,” Sayles added.

    After hearing all the details that would consist of such a project and their input on concerns about supervision and safety, the aldermen and mayor all agreed unanimously to support the project.

    “The Council and Mayor also said that if I needed to contact them for any complications with this project, to feel free to contact any council member or the mayor,” Sayles said.

  “I would like to thank them for allowing me to do this project for our health. I am looking forward to lots of Oaklanders being downtown on Monday evening.”     This is a non-profit and non-discrimative program. For more information call Ms. Sayles at (662) 623-7200.

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