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Signup Ends Feb. 9 For Diabetes Classes At Mt. Moriah

    Mt. Moriah  District Association will partner with Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC, to provide six free Self-Management  Education classes to people with diabetes. Also, family members and friends are welcome to come for an increased knowledge about diabetes.

    The classes will be held in the Mt. Moriah District Building, located at 3657 CR 211, Coffeeville, every Tuesday at 4-6 p.m., starting February 15 and concluding March 22. Classes will be led by a trained professional from Healthcare Management Solution, LLC, in Jackson. To sign up for these classes call (662) 675-2920 by February 9.

    “We look forward to seeing you on February 15,” stated Mrs. Mamie H. Shields, Diabetes Programs Coordinator, and Rev. Amos Sims, Moderator, of the Mt. Moriah District Association.

Panola Playhouse Announces Auditions For Spring Show

    Panola Playhouse announces auditions for its spring musical production, “Oliver.” Audition dates are Saturdays, January 29 and February 5, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Panola Playhouse on Main Street in Sardis. You must be eight years of age to audition. Prepare a 30 -second song audition, and be prepared to dance and read a few lines from the show. The show will be directed by Vic Henson of Sardis.

    “Come join us for this wonderful production,” invites  Henson. If you have any questions, please contact Cassondra Raney, at 647-4755, or email

Valley City Lodge Makes Plans For Next Stated Communication

    Valley City Lodge No. 402 F&AM will hold its next stated Communication on Thursday, February 3, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle, Water Valley, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to be present and to support your lodge.

Annual Habitat Day At Enid Lake Is Saturday, Feb. 5

Enid Lake’s Annual Habitat Day has been scheduled for Saturday, February 5,  with activities kicking off at 7 a.m. at the Enid Lake Field Office. This year, Habitat Day volunteers will divide into groups, working at Long Branch, Chickasaw Hill, Plum Point and Midway recreation areas.

Eastern Star Announces Meeting

    Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of Eastern Star, will have its next regular meeting on Tuesday, February 8, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Lions Club Offer Pancake Breakfast On Saturday

    The Water Valley Lions Club will host their monthly pancake breakfast Saturday, February 5, between 6:30-9 a.m. Everyone is invited to eat all they care to of pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice, for only $5 per plate.

    “Come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast and some great fellowship,” invites Lion Ernie Aune.

Learn How To Make Valentine Pillows At Extension Service Activity

On Thursday, February 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the Extension Service will host an activity making valentine pillows. Please contact the Extension office at 675-2730 or if you are interested in enrolling your child.

Also don’t forget to look Yalobusha County Extension Service up on Facebook at MSU- Yalobusha County Extension Service to see all of the upcoming programs for February.

Y-Fest Set For March 4 And5 At Multi-purpose Building

    Y-Fest 2011 marks the 9th annual youth-fest and will be held in the Yalobusha Multi-Purpose Building at Coffeeville on March 4 and 5. As always, this year promises to be the best.

    There has been a change in the speaker. Bro. Terry Caffey will not be able to be here for that weekend. As always when one door is closed God opens another. Ryan Melson, Voice of Revolution, from Florence, Ala. will be the guest speaker. The Tom Edwards Band will lead in praise and worship.

    “Thank you so  much for your support and prayers. We are looking forward to seeing you and your youth at Y-Fest 2011,” says Linda Gholson, Secretary, Yalobusha Baptist Association.

Northwest Offers Free GED Classes

Northwest Mississippi Community College is now offering FREE GED classes at the Oxford WIN Job Center.  The class hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please contact Amy Bennett or Meghan Feltenstein at 234-3231 if you are interested in enrolling in this program.

GED Testing is also offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College at the WIN Job Center in Oxford on the first Wednesday of every month  At least three weeks prior to testing, an applicant must come to the WIN Job Center to complete all steps of the registration process.  Please contact Amy Bennett or Meghan Feltenstein at 234-3231 for further details.

Billy’s Creek Water Association Schedules Annual Meeting

    Billy’s Creek Rural Water Association will have their Annual Board Meeting on February 7, 2011, beginning at 7 p.m. in the  Sylva Rena Community Center. All members are invited to attend.

Extension Service Hosts Nutrition And Exercise Program

The public is invited to a “Healthy You” Nutrition and Exercise Program each Monday night in February at the Extension Office located in the Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville. The hour-long program will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The program will include 30 minutes of helpful nutrition information followed by 30 minutes of low impact physical activity.  This program is free and open to the public, however there is limited space due to the room needed for exercise, so call to get your name on the list now!  

If you would like more information about this program please contact the extension office at yalobusha or 675-2730.

Hernandez Band Will Entertain At Saturday Night VFW Dance

The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday Night Dance will be held this week on February 5 at the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be by the Larry Hernandez Band from 8 p.m. until midnight. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy listening, or dancing, to the music,” says Commander Sam Phillips.

Presley Announces Cell Service Meeting

Improving cell phone service will be the topic of a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Yalobusha County Courthouse in Water Valley starting at 6 p.m. The meeting is part of Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley’s “Connecting Rural North Mississippi” tour of areas identified as having little or no wireless cell phone service in their area.        

Residents wishing to submit complaints are encouraged to visit the PSC’s website at and click the tab for “Zap the Gap.”

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