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Habitat Day Organizational Meeting Is Thursday Night

    Enid Lake’s Annual Habitat Day has been scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013 with activities beginning at 7 a.m. at the Enid Lake Field Office. This year, Habitat Day volunteers will divide into groups, working at Wallace Creek, Hubbard Creek and Billy’s Creek. Volunteers of all ages are needed to accomplish this endeavor. Work will include dragging cedar trees with ATVs, tying and anchoring cedar trees with concrete weights and ties, and driving wooden stakes with post drivers.
    The Habitat Day organizational meeting for all persons interested in participating will be held at the Enid Lake Field Office Thursday night, January 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday’s Lunch And Learn Sessions Return January 10

On Thursday, January 10  Lunch and Learns will return at noon at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Lynette McDougald from The University Florist on the MSU Campus will be the speaker via Interactive Video. Her program is titled “New Year’s Resolutions.”
During the program Lynette will discuss tools of the floral trade: Where to acquire these tools, how to use and care for the tools.  She will also discuss proper hydration and care of fresh flowers as well as sanitation requirements for successful floral design. If you are interested in attending this program please call to reserve your spot 675-2730.

Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Offer Bank Travel Program

    Join the members of the United Y.C. MHV Club on Tuesday, January 15, at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Multi-Purpose Building for the Renasant Bank travel program.  
    A representative from Renasant Bank will share 2013 trip information, including dates, itineraries and costs.  

January 19 Wrestling Will Benefit Oakland Police Department
    Maximum Championship Wrestling Superstars will present a fundraiser for the Oakland Police Department Saturday, January 19, in the Oakland Fire Department. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and bell time will be 7 p.m. General admission will be $8.

Masonic Chapters Set Meeting Date

    McConico Chapter No. 96 RAM and J.J. Melton Council No 50 R&SM will hold their next stated meetings on Thursday, January 10, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Masonic Temple on Champion circle. All members of these two bodies are requested to attend.

Bobby Hood Performs At Saturday Night Dance

    The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday night dance will be held this week on January 13, in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be provided by Bobby Hood 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 interested in playing the electronic VLC Bingo Machines, the doors will open at 2 p.m.
Enjoy Bingo Action On Monday And Friday Nights At The VFW Post
    VFW bingo will be played on Monday and Friday nights Friday, January 11, and Monday, January 14. Come out and join VFW Post 4100 for a fun-filled evening of bingo at their Post Home, located on Highway 315. The building opens at 2 p.m. on Monday, Friday, and Saturday for electronic VLC bingo machines. Regular 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.

Pleasant Agers Meet January 16

    Pleasant Agers will meet Wednesday, January 16, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located in Calhoun County on County Road 231, across the railroad on the left. Rev. Dwight Brown, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. A potluck lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Private Applicators Training Will Be Held January 15

There will be a private applicators training on Tuesday, January 15, at 9 a.m. at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building. The training will last approximately two hours and cost $10.
Remember, to buy restricted chemicals you must have this license. If you need additional information on this, please contact the Extension  office at (662) 675-2730.

Twins To Share Story Of Growing Up At YHS Meeting

    Kat and Margaret King of Oxford will be the guest speakers Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Yalobusha Historical Society Meeting beginning at 2 p.m. in its headquarters,  the former Presbyterian Church at Coffeeville.
    Their topic will be “Growing Up As Twins.” Visitors are welcome.

Kick-Off Meeting For 2013 Relay Set For January 17

    Planning is underway for the 2013 Yalobusha County Relay for Life and a kick-off meeting is scheduled Thursday, January 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mechanics Bank Community Room.
All committee members, team captains and survivors are encouraged to attend this meeting. If you are interested in being on the 2013 Relay for Life Committee or starting a Relay for Life Team in Yalobusha County, please attend the meeting.
For questions concerning the American Cancer Society and/or Relay for Life, please feel free to call Bethany Bryant Cooper, Community Representative, American Cancer Society @ 662-552-1093 or email
“If you are interested in becoming involved in the fight against CANCER, please come out and participate in the Yalobusha County Relay for Life Kick-Off,” Cooper urges.

Geenen Will Speak At Local Home

Katrina Geenen, local artist, vocalist and Brazilian music historian/lover, will give a lecture at the home of Pati D’Amico and Bill Warren at 200 Panola St on Sunday, January 20 at 4 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided.
This event is free to the public. For more information please call 473-0972.

January ACT Workshops Offered At Northwest

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering an ACT Preparation Workshop on Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Deadline to register for the workshop is Friday, Jan. 25 by noon. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly recommended.
This workshop provides an overview of the ACT format, followed by a review of verbal and mathematics fundamentals for solving typical test questions. Time management and test-taking strategies will also be discussed. Students will need to bring a calculator, notebook and pen or pencil to the workshop.
The workshop will be taught by Markus Perkins and Beth Leishman for a fee of $105 with the textbook included. It will be held in the Math and Science Building Addition, Room 308 on the Senatobia campus.
The workshop will also be offered in April and again in May.
Those interested may print out a registration form from the Northwest website at under the continuing education tab. Mail it, along with payment, to the address on the form.
For more information, contact Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Educa-tion, at 562-3349 or e-mail

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