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Spring Into Poetry

Poet Leslie LaChance and songwriter Tyler Keith are featured at the Spring into Poetry event Friday night, March 25, at Bozarts Gallery, 403 N. Main Street. The poetry readings are held every forth Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. through April. Next month the program will be Poet Louis Bourgeois with musical guest Adam Gussow.

Annuals Go On Sale This Month

The 2010-11 Water Valley High School Valley Views annuals will go on sale beginning March 7-31 at a promotion cost of $40. After March the price will increase to $50, so reserve your annual now.  You may contact Jo Ann King at or contact annual staff members Dillon Dickey, Jillian Harris, Amber Kilpatrick, Kelsey Neeley, Devonte Soileau, Callie Trusty, or Anna Williamson.  

Clear Springs Baptist Church Schedules Trail Ride

    On Saturday, March 26, Clear Springs Baptist Church will have a trail ride, beginning at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served around noon. Contact Bro. John Tedder, pastor, at (662) 417-4991, for more information.

Benefit Scheduled For Bro. Tolbert

    A benefit for Bro. John Tolbert, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church, will be held April 16, beginning at 5 p.m. in the American Legion Building at Coffeeville. Plates consisting of hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, baked beans, and drinks will be sold for $5.

    The Coleman Family and Homeward Bound will sing. Cakes will be auctioned and any cake donations for the auction will be appreciated. Monetary donations can be made at any Renasant Bank to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Special Account.

First Baptist Church Accepts Applications For Four Year Olds

    First Baptist Church Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year’s four year old program. Applications are available for pick-up at the church office. Children must be four years of age by September 1, 2011, to attend this program. A registration fee of $65, along with a completed form is required to complete the application process. Tuition will be $60 per month, and classes are 8-11 a.m. each day.

Mississippi Homemakers Host Spring Meeting In Coffeeville

    The Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers (MHV) will host the 2011 Spring Area Meeting March 24 in Yalobusha County at the Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville. Organizers are looking forward to having all of our MHV friends from Grenada, Calhoun, Carroll, Montgomery and Attala at the meeting. The MHV does such good things in our communities, as well as, for the state and even internationally. If you are interested in finding out how to become a member, call the extension office at 675-2730 or send us an email at

North Mississippi Fish Hatchery To Host Magnolia Crappie Program

    Learn about the Magnolia crappie at a program on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery on Enid Lake. The speaker will be Hatchery Manager Justin Wilkens.

The NMFH is located off I-55 at Enid Exit 233 east.   The program is free with the price of admission. For more information call 662-563-8068 or go to the website at

Private Applicator Certification Training Scheduled March 28

    A Private Applicator Certification training will be held March 28. This class will be offered at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building at Coffeeville. The cost is $10. Please call the Extension Office, 675-2730, to register.

Sylva Rena Church’s Relay Team Holds Soup And Salad Fundraiser

    The Sylva Rena Baptist Church Relay for Life team will host a soup and salad lunch fundraiser Sunday, March 27, at 12:30 p.m. in Sylva Rena Baptist Church. Lunch is $6. The public is invited to come and help raise money.

St. Joseph Chapter Announces Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon

    St. Joseph Chapter No. 8, Order of Eastern Star, invites everyone to come and join them Saturday, March 26, at 9 a.m. as Bathsheba Grand Chapter District 15  begins their first Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon. This event will be held in Pat Lamar Park at Oxford. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the registration fee is $15 per walker.

Union County Master Gardeners Host Home And Garden Show

    The Union County Master Gardeners will host the New Albany Home and Garden Show celebrating art in the garden on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26. The event will include horticulture speakers, demonstrations, plants, artwork and garden equipment vendors. Featured speakers for the event are: Floral Designer John Hickey; The Garden Mama radio host, Nellie Neal; The Southern Gardener newspaper columnist, Gary Bauchman; native plant naturalist, Sherra Owen; and wildlife biologist, John Defazio. The New Albany Culinary Class, under the leadership of Anita Alef, will present cooking demonstrations on Saturday.

    For details visit or call (662) 316-0088.

Woodard Celebrates Birthday On Saturday

    The family and friends of Nora Woodard would like to invite you to celebrate with her at her birthday banquet on Saturday, March 26, beginning at 6 p.m.

  The celebration will be held in the Davis Chapel Temple, located on 121 Cherry Street, Oakland. For more information call (662) 623-8698 or (662) 809-3296.

 Clear Springs Plan Trail Ride

  Clear Springs Baptist Church will have a trail ride Saturday, March 26, beginning at 8 a.m. The ride will be followed by a lunch at noon.

Bobby Hood Band Performs At VFW

    The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday Night Dance will be held this week on March 26 in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be provided by the Bobby Hood 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.

VFW Announces Bingo Action

  VFW bingo will be played Friday night, March 25. Come out and join VFW Post 4100 members for a fun-filled evening 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.

Extension Service Sponsors Spring Genealogy Fair

On March 25 the Mississippi State Extension Service will sponsor the Spring 2011 Genealogy Fair.  The program will be presented by interactive video at the Multi-purpose Building and will begin at noon and conclude around 3 p.m.  

The times and topics include:

• 12 – 12:50 p.m – Researching Your African-American and Native-American Ancestry,

• 1 – 1:50 p.m. – Preserving Your Cherished Family Memories; and

• 2 – 2:50 p.m. – Preserving and Restoring Tombstones.

Panola Playhouse Holds Auditions For Summer Musical “Oklahoma!”

The Panola Playhouse invites you to audition for its summer musical, “Oklahoma!,” the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams.  A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancee, Ado Annie.

Audition dates are Saturday, April 2nd at 10 a.m. or Monday, April 4th at 6 p.m. at Panola Playhouse on Main Street in Sardis. Please prepare 30-45 seconds of a song to be sung without music.  Be prepared to learn about 32 counts of choreography from the show to be performed.  Some dialogue will be assigned and read at the audition.  Must be at least 8 years old to audition.  All parts will be cast age appropriately. Oklahoma! show dates are June 10 – 19.  Hope to see you there!

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