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Enid Fish Hatchery Hosts Bird Program

The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center (NMFH VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Bird Program on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to make houses and feeders from recycled items found around the home and from natural items found in their own backyard.
Participants will also learn some interesting facts about common backyard birds.
All the supplies are provided again this year along with easy-to-follow instructions and hands-on help. Participants should come dressed to create messy but interesting treats for feathered visitors.
The program is free with price of admission; however, registration is limited to 30 participants.  If you want to pre-register or if you have any questions, call the NMFH VEC at (662) 563-8068.  Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60.  The NMFH VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.
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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 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.

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.

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 473-4456, or cell, 578-1544,” reports Commander Sam Phillips.

Forestry Meeting Set For Nov. 1

A forestry meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1, at 6 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building. Dr. Jason Gordon and Rick Hamrick will be the presenters.  Topics for the meeting will be Tree Farm Certification and Small Game. A meal will be served, please contact the Extension Office to reserve your seat at 662-675-2730.

Tri-Lake Annual Water Association Meeting Scheduled For Oct. 29

    Tri-Lake Rural Water Association’s annual meeting will be held October 29, beginning at 7 p.m. “The meeting will be held in the Farm Bureau Building.” says Henry White.
SHIP Coordinator To Be At FBC To Assist In Medicare’s Open Enrollment
    Open Enrollment for Medicare started October 15, and runs through December 7. The time period allows recipients  time to review and make changes to their coverage. This time also ensures Medicare has enough time to process your choice so your coverage can begin without interruption on January 1, 2013.
    The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) coordinator and volunteers will be in Water Valley on Thursday, November 1, at First Baptist Church. The SHIP program is administered through North Central Planning & Development District, Area Agency on Aging. To make an appointment call the church office at (662) 473-2230.

Masonic Temple Announces Monthly Meeting Is Thursday Night

    St. Cyr Commandery will hold its next Conclave at the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 25.
    All members are hereby notified that the meeting time has been changed to 7 p.m.until further notice and they are requested to make a special effort to attend and support the Commandery.

Wear Your Halloween Costume To Saturday Night Dance

    The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday night dance will be held this week October 27 in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be provided by Bobby Hood and Mike Hyde from 8 p.m. until midnight.
    “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy listening, or dancing, to the music,” reports Commander Sam Phillips.
    For those interested in playing the electronic VLC bingo machines, the doors will open at 2 p.m. prior to the dance.
    There will also be a halloween costume party , so dress up and come on out. First, second and third place winners will receive a prize.

Bingo Will Be Played Monday And Friday Night At VFW

  VFW Bingo will be played Monday and Friday nights, October 26 and 29. 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 2 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday  for playing 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.

Mount Olivet Church Hosts Car Show And Auction

    Mount Olivet Church (located between Water Valley and Batesville on Highway 315) is sponsoring a car show and auction on November 3 in the Family Life Building. This event will help raise money to do work on the building. Judging of the cars will be at noon.
    Barbecue plates will be available. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. There will be lots of good collectibles, old stuff from attics, as well as new miscellaneous items, and plenty of good food.
    “All my commission will be given to the building fund. I now work with churches and Christian non-profits and give 100% of my time to help raise money for the organizations,” reports auctioneer Cecil Ingram. For more information  visit

Invitation Extended To Join The Sweet Potato Cooking Contest

    A sweet potato cooking contest will be held Saturday afternoon, November 10, during the 39th Annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. Winners will be selected in each of these categories: Cakes, Pies; Miscellaneous (Desserts); Miscellaneous (Others); Low Calorie; Men’s; Youth (12-18); and Children (under 12).
    The Mayor’s Cup will be presented at the Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner.
    The contest is open to the public. The recipe must be original and unpublished. The prepared dish and the recipe (without personal information) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between 12-1 p.m. November 10. Refrigeration is not available. Have product assembled and ready to put on judging table.
    Use your imagination to create a brand new recipe, or adapt an old recipe by adding a personal touch.
    For more information, contact Mitzi Hardin at 682-9952.

Third Annual Community Sing-along Set For Nov. 3

The third annual Community Sing-along will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Hendricks Machine Shop building on South Main Street. Admission is free and there is music and fun for everyone, according to the Water Valley Arts Council, sponsors of the event. Snacks will be available. Last year’s sing-along won Best Special Event in the state from the Mississippi Main Street Association.

Legion Plans Annual Fish Fry

    The American Legion #37 will have their annual Fish Fry Tuesday, October 30, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hut, located on Calhoun Street. All members and their guests are urged to attend. For more information call 473-9810 or 473-3477.

WVHS Senior Bake Sale Set For Nov. 2

There will be a bake sale in front of Turnage Drug Store on Friday, November 2 at 8:30 a.m. to help the Water Valley High School seniors raise money for their class trip. They will have lots of homemade goodies, so please stop by.

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