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Oxford Chapter Of the Sons Of The American Revolution Meet Oct. 11

The Oxford Daniel Mckie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Regional Library on Bramlett Avenue. Chapter members will be available to assist anyone interested in membership. The public is welcome.  Stop by, learn who we are and meet some very nice people.  For further information contact Kenneth Middleton at 714-4016 or

War Of 1812 Is Topic At October 18 Historical Society Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, October 18, at 2 p.m. at its headquarters, (the former Presbyterian Church) in Coffeeville. The guest speaker, Margaret Hallums, a Calhoun County native, will speak on the War of 1812. Brenda Bowden of Pope won the hoop of cheese at the YHS fundraiser October 6.

VFW Seeks Support To Provide Care Packages For Troops

    V.F.W. Post 4100, located at 11535 Highway 315, Water Valley, sponsors a Family Support Group for the families of the 289th Vertical Construction Company. These troops, who are now serving in Afghanistan, are mostly from the Water Valley and Bruce areas.
    “We are building care packages with snack foods to send overseas to the troops,” stated Commander Sam Phillips. If you would like to donate non perishables contact Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4100, Water Valley, phone 473-4456 or (cell) 578-1544.

Former Campers, Workers At Camp Castilian Springs Invited To Reunion

    A reunion is in the works for all former campers, counselors and workers at Camp Castilian Springs, a YMCA camp formerly operated in Durant. The reunion is planned October 20-21 at Chickasaw Hills Lodge, 23286 Hwy 315, Sardis, near Sardis Lake. Camp Castilian Springs operated for girls and boys of childhood/teen years during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  
    Hundreds, if not thousands of people in and around Mississippi were a part of this summer camp during these decades. The reunion will take place Saturday from 5-10 p.m., dinner served, and will continue on Sunday from 9-noon. Sunday services will be held. Jeans and casual clothing are great–it’s a camp reunion!  Lodging is available and information is listed on the registration form, available from Janet Ehret at Local information is available from Sonshine F. Ashcraft, 662-614-7159.

Fun Walk Raises Money For Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Community members from Yalobusha County are sponsoring a Fun Walk to raise money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Alabama-Mississippi on Saturday morning, October 20, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Crawford Sports Complex at Water Valley. Anyone interested in supporting this worthy cause is welcome to come and join in the fun. A one-mile (twice around the track) walk is scheduled. There will be prizes and refreshments will be served. The registration fee is $15.
    Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and devastating disease of the central nervous system. More than 6,500 people in Alabama and Mississippi and over 400,000 in the United States have been diagnosed with MS. MS is a very unpredictable disease. sometimes the symptoms are mild; the patient may have numbness in their hands or legs. Sometimes the symptoms can be severe, causing paralysis or loss of vision.
     Money raised from this event will help fund much needed research of the disease, as well as help provide programs and services to the people living daily with MS. Please join the many families, friends, caregivers, as well as those who have been affected by this debilitating disease, at the fun walk.

Retired Educators Plan Meeting

    There will be a Retired Educators Personnel Meeting at the Mt. Moriah District Association’s building on Thursday, October 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Members and potential members are invited to attend this meeting. Don Clanton, District President, will give an update on the advantages of membership. Refreshments will be provided, so please call 662-675-2920 or 662-675-8255 to confirm your attendance.
    Mamie H. Shields serves as the local president and Dorothy Kee serves as secretary.

Hopewell Schedules Benefit For Fire Victims

    A benefit for Jerry and Tammy Perkins will be held Saturday, October 13, at Hopewell Baptist Church. A silent auction begins at 4 p.m. Spaghetti plates will be sold, beginning at 6 p.m. Due to fire, Jerry and Tammy lost everything in their home.
    “Please come and support this worthy cause,” says Bro. Rick Glidewell, pastor of Hopewell.

Annual Bell Reunion Is October 21

  The annual James D. Bell Family Reunion will be held Sunday, October 21, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle at Water Valley. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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