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Cossar Park Holds Annual Easter Activities

    Cossar State Park will hold its annual Easter activities Saturday,  April 23. The egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. There will be games and activities after the egg hunt behind the visitors center. The Easter Bunny will be present, along with Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl. Friends of Cossar will have a concession stand open.

City Announces Closure

All City of Water Valley offices and departments will be closed Friday, April 22, for Good Friday.  Friday’s commercial garbage route will run as usual.

Mother’s Day Bake Sale Set

 The Yalobusha General Hospital and Yalobusha County Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) will hold their annual Mother’s Day Bake Sale on Saturday, May 7.

  “Stop by our booth at the World’s Biggest Crappie Fest and purchase your Mother’s Day goodies and help the hospital and nursing home,” invites all the Pink Ladies.

Iris Society Hosts 18th Annual Show In Water Valley

    The North Mississippi Lakes Iris Society will host its 18th annual iris show at the First Christian Church in Water Valley on April 30 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. For information, call (662) 226-5535 or 473-4901.

Make Plans To Attend The VFW’s Saturday Night Dance

    The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday Night Dance will be held this week on April 23 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 Sponsors Friday Bingo Action

    VFW bingo will be played Friday night, April 22. Come out and join VFW Post 4100 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 a 7. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

Yalobusha Baptist Council Sets Meeting Date

    The Yalobusha Baptist Associational Council will meet at the Associational Office on Thursday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

Yalobusha Retired Employees Work To Reactivate Association

    The Yalobusha Retired Employees Association will meet on April 28, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Edgar Community Center at 100 Hunt Lane, RH-17 in the Rolling Hills Community in Water Valley.

    The purpose of this meeting is to reactivate the Yalobusha County Retired Employees Association. All members, and former members, are asked to be present and are also encouraged to invite other retirees  in Yalobusha County to attend. For more information call Dorothy Kee, secretary, at (662) 675-8255 or Mamie Shields, president, at (662) 675-2920.

Chamber Invites Students To Apply For Annual Scholarship

    The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to a Water Valley High School graduating senior who demonstrates exceptional leadership capabilities and outstanding community involvement. Students interested in applying for this scholarship may pick up an application form in the Guidance Office at Water Valley High School or at the Chamber of Commerce Office on  Main Street. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is May 1, 2011. Please return your application to the Chamber of Commerce Office by this date.

Cattleman’s Association Supper Set For May 9

    The Beef Quality Assurance Program, Yalobusha Cattleman’s Association Supper will be held Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Learn Tips For Historic Preservation At Historical Society Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The guest speaker will be Coffeeville’s own, Donna Bailey Dye, of Madison, wife of former Lt. Gov. Brad Dye. Her topic will be “Practical Tips for Preserving Your Family History.”

Bourgeois Is Featured Reader At Final Poetry Event

Spring into Poetry! is proud to announce poet Louis Bourgeois as the featured reader on Friday, April 22, and Adam Gussow as the musical guest.

Bourgeois is cofounder and editor of Oxford’s Vox Press and author of the memoir, The Gar Diaries. His essays have been published in The Sun magazine, and his work selected for the Best American Poetry series.

Gussow is best known for his partnership with Mississippi guitarist and one-man-band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee. They toured with Bo Didley and internationally. Tour credits include the Chicago Blues Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Kick and Stomp is Gussow’s latest release.

This is a free, open to the public event you will not want to miss!! (and last reading of the season) at Bozarts Gallery, 413 Main Street, in Water Valley from 6 to 8 pm.

Pre-Mother’s Day Extravaganza Scheduled In Pittsboro

      Pre-Mother’s Day Extravaganza will be held Saturday, May 7, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Building, 121 Parker St., Pittsboro.

  The program will feature Mighty Gospel Warriors of Bruce, Wilson Singers of Tchula, Kaiser Singers from Yazoo City, Legendary Golden Echoes of Tupelo, Spiritual Harmoneers from Houston, Forrest Brothers  from  Winona, True Voices of Faith of Houston, Shining Stars from Bruce, and Blessed N Highly Favored of Bruce. Emcees will be Charles Golden and Jurldean Reel.

  Door prizes will be given. Admission will be $10 for 13-up, $5 for  6-12, and five and under free, at the door. For more information contact Dorothy Petty, (662) 628-1565.

Noon Program Provides Tips On How To Save Money This Summer

    A Quick Bites Program will be presented by Susan Cosgrove, Family Resource Management, Newton County, on Thursday, April 28 at the Multi-purpose Building during the noon hour. Susan will prepare participants for the summer with some tips, “Savings for Summer: Plans, Trips & Tips for making the most with your money.”

Forestry Short Course Set For May 3, 10 And 17

    A forestry short course is scheduled the first three Tuesday nights in May (May 3, 10 and 17), from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each night. The topic is “Forestry for Profit and Recreation.” If you are interested in finding out more about this short course or registering for the class, contact the Extension Office, 675-2730. The deadline to register and pay fee for the class is Thursday, April 21.

Hands On Learning Offered With Scrapbooking Course

    If you have ever wanted to learn about scrapbooking a hands on course will be offered Thursday, April 28, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sonja Chrestman with Creative Memories Scrapbooking will be at the Multi-Purpose Building to show you how to get started: how to organize pictures, how to pick out the right book for the right project and show items that are a must have if you are going to start scrapbooking.         There will also be a variety of completed books for you to look at to get ideas from. The class is free to the public.

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