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Fish Hatchery At Enid To Host Tree ID Program

The Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Tree Identification program on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Presenting this program is Brady Self who completed his graduate work at MSU, and is now the Northwest Mississippi Extension Forestry Specialist with the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State. The tree identification course is for anyone interested in learning how to identify trees. The program will consist of a short presentation and a hands-on field tour of the trees located around the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and VEC. The hands-on portion will aid participants in learning about the more common tree species in the area.
Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth 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 Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ North Mississippi Fish Hatchery 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 MDWFPonline.

Come Out And ‘Pray For America’ During National Day of Prayer

    The National Day of Prayer observance in Water Valley will be held Thursday, May 2, at noon, in the Crawford Sports Complex at the flagpole. The theme is “Pray for America.” In case of inclement weather the observance will be held in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church.
    “Everyone is invited to attend. We are hoping to fill the complex with people who want to pray for America,” stated Linda Williamson, publicity chair for this event.

Bozarts Hosts Last Mike Night Of The Season

Bozarts Gallery, 403 Main Street in Water Valley, will host its end-of-the-season open mike night on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include an open mike for poets and fiction writers, featured readers, and a special musical performance by international contemporary composer Reiko Yamada. (If you cannot make it to her June Paris performance, you’ll want to catch her Friday at Bozarts.)
Featured readers will include Water Valley resident fiction writer Sean Ennis, who has a new book of stories coming out; and Melanie Anderson, whose book Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison was published this year.
Join us for an evening of music, poetry and story – plus tea and cookies.

Weekend Events At Pickin’ Shed Includes Gospel Singing, Karakoke

    A gospel singing will be held at the Pickin’ Shed in Banner Friday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  On Saturday night, April 26, will be karakoke night at The Pickin’ Shed. The schedule will be the same, potluck at 6, with singing at 7 p.m.

Barton To Share Memories Of Early Oakland At Library Program

    A program will be held at the Oakland Public Library for Pauline’s Memories. Pauline Barton will tell of her memories of early Oakland, Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mason Chapter Holds Conclave Thursday, April 25

    St. Cyr Commandery No. 6 will hold its next stated Conclave in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle Thursday, April 25. Members are hereby reminded that the meeting time will change to 7:30 p.m. beginning with this meeting. Please make an effort to attend and support your Commandery.
Choirs, Soloists And Groups Invited
To Scholarship Fund Gospel Fest
    The third J.C.H. Scholarship Fund Gospel Fest will be held in downtown Coffeeville, May 11, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until.
    Choirs, soloists, or groups are asked to participate with four or more numbers. A concession stand will be open.
    Booths are available for $20 each. Deadline for booths is May 4. For more information contact Clayton or Ethel Horton, 675-8730 o 614-3281.

Annual Driver’s Flat Cemetery Day Set For May 4

 The annual Driver’s Flat Cemetery Day will be held Saturday, May 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A business meeting will be held about 11:30 a.m. and a pot lunch will be enjoyed at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Buster Potts at 473-2488, or at 1911 Hwy. 315, Water Valley.

‘Wet’ Workshop Offered For Teachers At Enid VEC

The Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host the “WET! Water Education for Teachers” workshop provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science.
This all-day event will take place on Saturday, May 4. Deadline for registration is April 26.
The WET! Workshop is free for teachers who live or work in the following counties: Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Coahoma, Panola, Tunica, and DeSoto. For all others, there is a $15.00 registration fee for the workshop. Participants can earn 0.6 Continuing Educational Unit credits from Mississippi College for an additional $10.00. Participants also receive the Project WET Activity Guide.
For more information or to register for this event, contact Emily-Jo Wiggins or email Emily-JoW@mdwfp. Participants can also contact the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
The VEC is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.
For more information regarding fishing or hunting in Mississippi, visit the MDWDF website at http://www.mdwfp. com or call us at 601-432-2400. You can also follow MDWFP on Facebook at mdwfp or on Twitter at /MDWFPonline

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