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North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Hosts Halloween Program

ENID LAKE – The annual Halloween program at the Visitor Education Center at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery will be Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at 2 p.m.
Young artists can create decoupage pumpkins using trophy fish, monster bucks, fishing lures, beautiful flowers, colorful birds, creepy bugs, and much more. Supplies are provided.  (Note to parents: This can be a little messy. Make sure the artists bring older clothes for the crafts.)
After the crafts, participants will participate in a scavenger hunt uncovering the “fishing bait” hidden inside and outside the Center.
The program is free with price of admission, but registration is limited to 25. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youngsters ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. If you have any questions, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
The VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at or call us at 601-432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at www.twitter .com/MDWFPonline.

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.

Free Legal Clinic Offered In Oxford For Low Income People

Low income people who need legal assistance with divorce and other family law issues may find help at a family law clinic scheduled Oct. 18 in Oxford. The family law clinic will be conducted noon to 4 p.m. at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford. The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project is working together with the Pro Bono Initiative of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Everdale M.B. Church Announces Fish Plate Fundraiser

Everdale M.B. Church will be selling fish plates on Friday, October 19th beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Everdale M.B. Church (CLC building). Plates will include fish, spaghetti, cole slaw, bread and cake and are available for a $7 donation. To place orders please call Sister Diane Hervey at 662-809-1983.

Jason Adams Band Performs At VFW

    The regular Post 4100 Saturday Night Dance will be held this week October 20 in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be provided by Jason Adams from 8 p.m. until midnight. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy listening, or dancing, to the music,” says Commander Sam Phillips. For those interesting in playing the electronic VLC bingo machines the doors will open at 2 p.m.

Cossar Sponsors Annual Halloween Activities

    Cossar State Park will hold their annual Halloween activities Saturday, October 27. There will be games in the Visitors Center and also a cake walk. There will be a haunted trail. Friends of Cossar will operate a concession stand during the event. Activities will start at 7 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m.

Chamber Sponsors After Hours Quarterly Event At J. Claytons

    Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring an After Hours event for professionals and business owners in the Water Valley Area. The event will be held Monday, October 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at J. Claytons, 408 Main Street, Water Valley. The Chamber hopes that this will kick off a new opportunity for those interested in our community to meet with each other once a quarter.

County’s Democratic Municipal Committee Meets October 20

    The Yalobusha County Democratic Municipal Committee will hold a meeting Saturday morning, October 20. The meeting will be in the Water Valley Courthouse, beginning a 9:30 a.m. This is a very important meeting and everyone is encouraged to attend.
  Just a reminder to all voters. If you have some idea that you may not be available to vote in the primary, take advantage of absentee voting. The percentage of voting by young adults in Yalobusha County has been less than desirable. Your passive participation is a concern to the YCDMC. This needs to improve. Voting is every registered voter’s citizenship right. “Exercise it!”, says the Chairman of the YCDMC, Butler McLeod.

Retired Educators Plan Meeting

    There will be a REPM (Retired Educators’ Personnel Meeting) at Mt. Moriah District Association’s building, located at 3657 CR 211 in Coffeeville. The meeting is scheduled Thursday, October 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    To help complete plans for the meeting, attendees are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 662-675-8255 or 662-675-2920.
    Members and future members are invited to attend. Any person who is a retired teacher, administrator or any other person who has been employed by any educational institution is eligible for membership. The speaker for this meeting will be Mr. Robert J. Rhoads, Senior Policy Advisor, from PERS of Jackson, along with the District REPM President, Don Clanton.
    Please plan to attend and bring a door prize to be given away. Refreshments will be provided, invites Dorothy Kee, REPM Local Unit Secretary.
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.

Bingo Action Continues Each Monday and Friday

    VFW Bingo will be played on Monday and Friday nights, October 19 and 22. Come out and join VFW Post 4100 for a fun filled evening of bingo at their Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, Water Valley.
    The building opens at 2 p.m. on Monday, Friday, and Saturday for those wishing to play the electronic VLC bingo machines. Regular bingo session sales start at 6 p.m. and the first of 24 games begins at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.

VFW Seeks Help With Care Packages For Deployed Soldiers

    VFW 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 are now serving in Afghanistan  and they are mostly from the Water Valley and Bruce areas.
    “We are building care packages to send overseas to the troops. If you would like to donate non perishables contact Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4100, Water Valley, at (662) 473-4456, or Cell, (662) 578-1544,” reports Commander Sam Phillips. The community is urged to attend a support group meeting October 23, beginning at 7 p.m.

Water Valley Main Street To Hold Annual Meeting Thursday

    Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 pm in the Main Street office at 207 N Main will be the annual General Meeting for the Water Valley Main Street Association. The annual meeting is the event when we get together and talk about what we’ve done and where we are going, says Mickey Howley, WVMSA Director. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the WVMSA and there is much that has changed in the last five years on Main Street. Buildings getting fixed, more jobs, more shopping, more life. The meeting is a celebration of this effort and a commitment to keep the energy going in the same positive direction. If you are member or would like to be part of the downtown buzz in Water Valley, show yourself up for the meeting. It’ll be fun, short and sweet, Howley says.

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