First Art Exhibit Of 2013 Opens Friday
Bozarts’ first exhibition of 2013 opens this Friday from 6-9 p.m. “The Mississippians: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is a portrait show by Bozarts Alliance artists who are presenting portraits of famous and infamous Mississippians.
The line-up includes portraits of writers, musicians, artists and local characters, according to Annette Trefzer, owner of Bozarts. “Riffing on the coffee table book “The Mississippians” by Neil White, the work will vary in style and mood from sincere tributes to cartoonish riffs, from local personalities to international stars, from the living to the dead, she added.
“Some Vallians are included–come and see if you are among them,” Trefzer told the Herald..
The show features drawings, paintings and collages of famous musicians, infamous politicians, civil rights activists, crooks and other characters by William Warren, Pati D’Amico, David Race, Katrina Geenen, Cindy Aune, Mari Foster, Beth Long, Andi Bedsworth, Thomas Grosskopf, Hanne Gaycken and Caren Vitell.
Of special interest is a series of original black and white scratch board drawings of Mississippi writers by Rebecca McGavock.
Neil White, the author of “The Mississippians,” will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his book.
Yalobusha Soil And Water Provides Free Oak Seedlings
The Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide oak seedlings to the public at no cost. Trees will be given out on first-come, first-serve basis. The seedlings will be given away on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the USDA Service Center on Front Street in Coffeeville.
Seedlings are bare root and will need to be kept moist and cool until planting. Seedlings should be planted within the next couple days after being received.
The effort is to encourage all citizens to be conscious of the natural beauty of trees and the role they play in protecting our environment, beautifying our landscapes, and providing food and shelter for wildlife.
Kick-Off Meeting For 2013 Relay Rescheduled For January 31
Planning is underway for the 2013 Yalobusha County Relay for Life and a kick-off meeting is scheduled Thursday, January 31, 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 at 662-552-1093 or email bethany.cooper@ cancer.org
“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.
Hernandez Performs At VFW Dance
The regular VFW Post 4100 Saturday night dance will be held this week February 2 in the Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Entertainment will be provided by Larry Hernandez from 8 p.m. until midnight. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy listening, or dancing, to the music,” invites Commander Sam Phillips. For those interested in playing the electronic VLC bingo machines the doors will open at 2 p.m.
Sweetheart Special ‘Rasslin’ Fundraiser Benefits 289th
Maximum Championship Wrestling Superstars will present a Sweetheart Special 289th VCC NCO Fundraiser Saturday, February 2, in the Bruce National Guard Armory. Doors will open a 6 p.m. and bell time is 7. General admission will be $8.
VFW Schedules Bingo Action On Monday And Friday Nights
VFW bingo will be played on Monday and Friday nights, February 1 and February 4. 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 a 2 p.m. on Monday, Friday and Saturday for electronic VLC bingo machines.
Regular bingo session sales start at 6 p.m. and the first of 24 games begins at 7. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.
Saturday Benefit Assists
A benefit program for Sis. Betty Riley-Hall will be held Saturday, February 2, beginning at 6 p.m., in Sanders Chapel M.B. Church at Water Valley. Various choirs and groups will be in attendance..
Sis. Hall has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemo. Donations are being solicited from the community to help with her travel back and forth to the doctor and for medications.
Everyone is invited to attend this special event, but if you are unable to attend and would like to give to this cause, send donations to: c/o Betty Hall Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 295, Water Valley, MS 38965.
VFW Hosts Valentine Sweetheart Ball
A Valentine Sweetheart Ball will be held at VFW Post 4100’s Home on Saturday, February 9. Everyone is invited to dress up and come out for this event.
Lions Serve Pancake Breakfast At Monthly Gathering
The regular Lions Club first-of-the-month pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, February 2, between the hours of 6:30 and 9 a.m. in the Depot Building on Main Street. For $5 per plate you may eat all you care to of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.
“Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast and some great fellowship, while helping to fund the many charitable projects of the Lions Club,” stated Daniel Martin.
Hawkins Invites Public To Town Hall Meeting
There will be a town hall style meeting Monday, Feb. 11, at the Mechanics Bank Community Room beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to come and share their concerns for the community, according to Levert Hawkins, who is organizing the meeting.
“This is your chance to be heard,” Hawkins said. For information call Hawkins at (662) 515-4576.
Arts Council Schedules Monthly Meeting On February 5
The Water Valley Arts Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday,February 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Water Valley Main Street Office located at 207 North Main St.
Items on the agenda include: Our “Green” Fundraiser in March, music news, art and poetry events and more.
You don’t have to be a member to come to the meeting.
Just come with fresh ideas and sense of community spirit. For further information please call Ramona Bernard at 662-473-9851 or Bill Warren at 662-473-0972.
Renasant Seeks Artists To Display Work At Bank
Renasant Bank in Water Valley is looking for artists to display their work. Painters, photographers, quilters, collage, drawings, old signage, and more all are welcome.
Work must be ready for hanging (proper wires/hooks on back) There is no charge for participating. The work can be sold at the bank as well. If interested Please Call Pati D’Amico at 662-473-0972.