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Bozarts Hosts Reading From New Orleans Author

Bozarts Gallery at 403 Main St. will host a reading by New Orleans short story author and poet Lee Meitzen Grue on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. Refreshments and cookies will be served. The event is free and opened to the public. For further information call Pati D’Amico at 473-0972.

Cossar Schedules Annual Halloween Activities

    Cossar State Park will hold their annual Halloween activities Saturday, October 30. There will be games in the Visitor Center and also a cake walk. There will also be a haunted trail. Friends of Cossar Park will have a concession stand open. Activities will start at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 10.

Extension Service Provides Tummy Safe Certification Exam

The Tummy Safe Certification Exam for daycare workers will be offered on Tuesday, December 7, at the Yalobusha County Extension Service in Coffeeville. The exam will begin at 1 p.m. and the cost to take the exam is $100, which can be paid by money order or cashiers check.  

Before taking the exam, you will need to work through the Tummy Safe CD. The cost of the CD is $25. Space is limited, you must register and pay your fees by November 15, to register. for the class. Registration fees are non-refundable.  If you have any questions or would like to find out how to purchase your copy of the Tummy Safe CD, contact Pamela Redwine at (662) 675-2730 or your local MSU- Extension Service.

Masonic Chapters Hold Monthly Meeting On October 14

    McConico Chapter No. 96 RAM & J.J. Melton Council No. 50 will hold their regular scheduled meetings at the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle Thursday, October 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All members of these two Masonic bodies are encouraged to attend.

Williams Provides Decoration Tips At Homemaker Meeting

The Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers (MHV) will  host their monthly meeting on October 19 at 10 a.m.  The program speaker will be Anthony Williams, owner of Williams Flowers in Water Valley.  This meeting is open to the public.  

Christmas decorations will be the highlight of his presentation. He will be showing the club members how to put on the finishing touches for Christmas. “Please join us as we welcome Anthony to our program,” stated Betty Baker Thomas, member of the club. The program is free and open to the public. Call 675-2730 for any information about the meeting.

Arts Council Sponsors Singing In City Park

On Saturday, October 16 at 2:30 in the afternoon, City Park will be filled with the sounds of Water Valley citizens singing together. Books of lyrics will be handed out to help those who usually mumble along to beloved hymns and old favorite popular songs.

A music exchange bulletin board will offer a place for music teachers, hopeful music pupils, or sellers and buyers of instruments and sheet music to post notices. In case of rain, the First Christian Church has offered shelter. BRING A CHAIR! The event is sponsored by the Arts Council of the Water Valley Main Street Association.

Pine Valley Invites Public To Annual Haunted Hollow

    Pine Valley Fire Department’s annual Haunted Hollow will be held Friday, October 22, Saturday, October 23, and Saturday, October 30, beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at 12 p.m. each night. The Fire Department will be serving hamburgers and corndogs each night. All proceeds will go towards purchasing firefighting equipment.

VFW Schedules Friday Bingo

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, October 15. 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 will start at 7. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

Panama Canal Is Topic At Historical Society Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the society headquarters in the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. Bobby Hutchins, formerly of Coffeeville and now a resident of Oxford, will speak on “The History of Panama, the Canal, and the Construction of the Canal.” Bobby and his wife, Bobbie, lived in Panama for seven years during the time he was employed with the Federal Aviation Service.

Jason Adams Band Performs At VFW’s Saturday Dance

    Saturday night, October 16, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Jason Adams 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.

Costume, Pumpkin Painting Contest Set At Hatchery

A costume contest and pumpkin painting competition will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Education Center on Saturday, Oct. 16 beginning at 2 p.m.  The costume contest is open to all costumes, but a special award will be presented for best “Nature Costume.” Pumpkins must reflect an outdoor theme, with a special ribbon going to the best “Fish Pumpkin.” Paint a ghostly catfish, cover your pumpkin in wildflowers, or paint anything else.

The NMFH is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. The facility is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.  For additional information call 662-563-8068 or visit the website at

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