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Tri-Lakes Hosts Political Rally

    The Tri-Lakes Fair-grounds Association will host the anticipated political rally on Saturday, July 16.

    Local and state candidates have been invited to the event, which will be held at the gazebo in City Park on North Main Street in Water Valley. Be sure and bring your lawn chair as the action starts at 6 p.m.

    Election night coverage will also be held at City Park on Tuesday, August 2, starting at 7 p.m. Up-to-the-minute results will be posted.

    For more information, contact Bobby Murphree at 473-2501 or 662-294-1448.

Calhoun County Extension Service Announces County Fair

The Calhoun County Fair will be held July 18-23 at the county fair grounds in Pittsboro. Among the events will be a “Fairest of the Fair” pageant, big watermelon contest, round robin roping, pea shelling competition, pet show, youth cook-off, and baking contest. Information is available from the Calhoun County Extension Service at (662) 412-3177.

Arts Council Seeks Local Artists To Display Work At Renasant Bank

The Water Valley Arts Council is looking for artists to display their work at the Renasant Bank in Water Valley.

If you’re a painter, photographer, quilter, collage or assemblage artist…we would love to display your work. There is no fee involved. The work must be ready to hang. For further information, please call Pati D’Amico or William Warren at 662-473-0972

Remember – art makes the world a more colorful and interesting place.

Water Valley Schools Schedule Summer Band Camp

Water Valley Schools Band Camp begins next week with Guard/Percussion Camp Monday through Thursday, July 18-21, from 9 until 12 in the morning. The full band will report Friday, July 22, at 8 a.m. and will practice until 4 p.m.

The camp will continue the next week, Monday through Thursday, July 25-28, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Keith Morgan, Band Director.

Candidates Invited To Paris Fire Department’s Political Rally

    A political rally will be held at the Paris Volunteer Fire Department July 23, beginning at 5 p.m. The building is air-conditioned. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. All candidates are invited to speak and everyone is invited to attend.

Pleasant Agers Set Monthly Meeting Date For July 20

    Pleasant Agers will have their monthly meeting July 20 in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located on CR 231, four  miles west of Bruce, across the railroad on the left. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.

    The guest speaker will be Miss Barbara Raley from Drivers Flat Baptist Church. Pastor Ron Jenkins invites everyone to attend.

Ads Are Available For Blue Devil Football Program

    If you would like to place an ad in this year’s Blue Devil Football Programs please contact a Water Valley cheerleader or Colleen Craven at 473-2468. You can also pick up a form at the Water Valley High School Office.

    Prices for ads are: 1/4 page, $45; 1/2 page, $75; and full page, $145.

Yalobusha Historical Society Schedules July Meeting

The Yalobusha County Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville.  The guest speaker will be Sherry Worsham.  Her topic will be Oakland and Tallahatchie County.

Canning Course Offered For Beginners And Experts

On Tuesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. the Yalobusha Extension Service will offer a  canning program. If you are just starting to can or you have been canning for a while and just want a refresher course, this is the class for you.  

Attendees will discuss basic equipment, places to get reliable recipes and we will discuss the different types of pressure canners as well as see how they work. If you are interested in attending this class please contact the Extension Office at 675-2730 to register.

Friends Of Oakland Sponsor Political Rally

    The Friends of Oakland are sponsoring a political rally in the Oakland Community Center (formerly Oakland Presbyterian Church) July 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Food will be sold. Music will begin at 9 a.m. Featured on the  musical program will be Daryl Burney and The Sharecroppers and the Parish Grove Male Chorus.

    For further information contact: Margaret Ross,  (662) 623-7296; Della Kendrick, (662) 623-7997; Lizzie Earl, (662) 623-7293; or Joy Mullen, (662) 623-7070.

Learn About ‘Treasures From Teasdale’ At Quilt Show And Program

    A quilt show and program will be held at the Oakland Public Library July 15, beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and meet Virginia Murphree of the Teasdale Quilters who will discuss “Treasurers from Teasdale.” Those attending are invited to bring their favorite quilt for displaying.

Bingo Action Set At VFW

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, July 15, in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. The doors open 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.

Jason Adams Band Entertains At Saturday Night VFW Dance

    The regular Saturday Night VFW Dance will be held at the Post Home July 16. The Post is located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Music will be provided by the Jason Adams Band from 8 p.m. until midnight. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy listening or dancing to country music,” says Commander Sam Phillips.

Union Hill Church Youth Sponsor Car Wash, Bake Sale

    The Union Hill C.M.E. Church’s youth department will  sponsor a car wash and bake sale Saturday, July 16. The car wash will be held at Renasant Bank, beginning at 8 a.m. The bake sale will be in front of Larson’s Piggly Wiggly, starting at 7 a.m.

Homemaker Volunteers Announce July Meeting Date

    Tuesday, July 19, the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers (MHV) will have their business meeting at 9 a.m. and a program at 10 a.m. at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. Red Riddick will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend.

WV All Class Get Together Set For Carnival Weekend

Water Valley School Alumni are invited to an “all class” get together to be held in conjunction with the Watermelon Carnival. The gathering will take place in the First Christian Church Activities Center on North Main Street Aug. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Viola Moore at (662) 473-1337 or  (662) 473-8434 to RSVP. “We need to know if you are coming, so we can plan the food and drinks accordingly,” Moore said. Attendees are requested to bring a dish of their choice along with photos and memorabilia from the good old days.

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