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MDWFP Sponsors Fishing Rodeo

    A Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake on Saturday, May 22.

    This free event, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing will continue until 11 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served.

The Visitor Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish for this youth activity. Young anglers should bring their own fishing equipment and bait along with a container to take their catch home. Prizes will be awarded for tagged fish.

This event is an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends for a memorable morning of fishing fun.

The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east.

For more information about the Youth Rodeo or other programs and events call 662-563-8688 or visit the NMFH website at


VFW Schedules Friday Bingo Action At The Post

    VFW bingo will be played May 21. 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 5:50 p.m., sales begin at 6 and the first of 24 games starts at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.


Southern Connection Performs At Saturday Night Dance

    Saturday night, May 22,  VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by Southern Connection. 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.


Mason Chapter Announces Monthly Meeting

    St. Cyr Commandry No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave on Thursday, May 20, 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.


Class Of 1990 Seeks Information From Classmates

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1990 is planning a reunion on August 28. Organizers are working to collect addresses and information from all class mates. If you have not been contacted, please e-mail your address to or You may also contact Tanya Bowen Thweatt at 662-832-1417 or Tonya Ward Eubanks at 662-609-7370 for more information.


Vietnam Veteran, Retired Lawyer Is Speaker At Historical Meeting

    Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The speaker will be Arnold Dyre of Madison, a Vietnam veteran, author and retired lawyer. He will review his latest book, “Home Again.” The public is invited to all YHS meetings. For additional information contact Betty R. Miller at (662) 226-6975.


 Chamber Seeks Old Pictures Of Businesses For Carnival Program

    The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce would like to have as many previous and past Water Valley building pictures on file as possible. If you will share a picture bring it by the Chamber Office, it will be scanned, and immediately returned to you. Office hours are 10 a.m.-noon, and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday.


Pine Management Workshop Scheduled May 25

    A pine thinning workshop:  Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin?” will be held Tuesday, May 25.  This five hour workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. in Coffeeville at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building.  

    The program will cover pine bark beetles, how to prevent beetle attack through thinning pines, and the pine-thinning cost share program.  It is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and the Yalobusha County Forestry Association.          Also, all forest landowners are encouraged to attend the Yalobusha County Forestry Association regular meeting. This meeting is scheduled May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building.  

    Several forestry items of interest will be discussed.  Please call the Extension office at 675-2730 to make reservations for either or both events.


VFW Makes Plans For Memorial Day Ceremony

    VFW Post 4100 will host their Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. “Join us at the monument on Main Street in Water Valley,” stated Commander Sam Phillips. Immediately after the ceremony the VFW will serve a free meal to the public at the post home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will also be held at the Post.


Yalobusha 4-H Chapter Hosts Father-Son Event Day

  A Father–Son Event Day will be held June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville. This will be a 4-H Fund Raiser and all boys are welcome to attend. There will be lots of snacks and door prizes. The entry fee will be $5. Please RSVP by June 14 to Mary Mason Furr, Yalobusha 4-H Agent, at (662) 675-2730.


Local Ministry Sponsors Car Wash To Raise Funds For Disaster Home

  The Gift of Love Ministry will have a car wash Saturday, May 22, at the Renasant Bank in Water Valley. The funds will be used to help support their disaster relief home.


Pine Grove Church Hosts Benefit For Pamlia Pomlee

  A Benefit Program for Pamlia Pomlee is planned May 22, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Pine Grove West Church at Oakland. Everyone is invited to come and share with the Pine Grove Church family on this special day. They are also asking choirs for an A & B Selection. Sponsors of the program are Sis. Hazel Alexander and Sis. Sandra Woodard.


Yalobusha Homemakers Cancel Monthly Meeting

Yalobusha County Homemakers will not have their monthly meeting this week, because they will be at State Council Meeting in Jackson. Homemakers would like to invite the public to join them at the Fish Hatchery in Enid for the Fish Tasting Contest on May 20,  starting at 6 p.m.


Tri-Lakes Hosts Horse Show

Tri-Lakes Western Horse Show Association will hold a judged horse show Saturday, May 29, at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Trail classes start at 2 p.m. and the remainder of the show starts at 3 p.m.  Timed event classes start no earlier than 8 p.m.  Tri-Lakes have the best pleasure, gaited, and running horses around, so come watch the horses perform.  The horse show is free and open to the public.


Training Offered For Permit Allowing Chemical Use

    There will be a Private Applicators Training on May 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building.  There is a $10 fee.  If your private applicators license has expired or you plan to buy restricted chemicals, you need to plan to attend this training.


Learn How To Draw Horses With Local Artist Pat Rodrigue

    Learn how to draw horses with local artist Pat Rodrigue on Thursday, May 27.  The free art class for kids will be held at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  The age-appropriate class will be offered as follows:  ages 13 through 18 – 9 a.m. to noon; Ages 8 through 12 – 1 to 4 p.m.  If you like, bring any horse-related drawings or photos to discuss with Mrs. Pat.  Classes are limited to the first 20 to pre-register.  Register by Monday, May 24, by calling the Extension office at 675-2730.

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