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Oakland Plans Homecoming

Current and former residents of Oakland and surrounding areas are cordially invited to “Memories and New Beginnings,” a homecoming celebration scheduled Saturday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakland Presbyterian Church. The itinerary includes a potluck meal, fellowship and an update on “Friends of Oakland” projects. Come enjoy the day and learn how to participate and become a member of “Friends of Oakland.” For more information please contact r_mary195

Class Of 1983 Celebrates Reunion

 The Water Valley Class of 1983 will have their 30 year reunion Saturday, August 3, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Water Valley VFW Post on Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Finger foods will be served. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Bob Murphree. Individuals will be $25 each and couples will be $40. Money may be sent to Holly Hill Taylor, 120 CR 373, Water Valley, MS 38965. Please make checks payable to Water Valley Class of 83. If anyone has any questions you may contact Douglas Carter at dicarter83@gmail,com, or call 714-1553. “Hope to see everyone there, please pass the word to any classmate you may see or hear from,” stated Carter.

Funds Needed For Camp Ground Cemetery Maintenance

  Funds are needed for the maintenance of Camp Ground Cemetery. This cemetery is cared for by Camp Ground Baptist Church members. Those who have loved ones resting there, your help is  needed to keep this a beautiful area. Please send donations to: Mechanics Bank at P. O. Box 707, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Pine Valley Takes Orders For Boston Butts

    Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department, located at 4454 Highway 32, Water Valley, is selling Boston Butts. They will be one for $20 or two for $35. Deadline for ordering will be June 30, and pickup date is July 3 at 4 p.m. Sales from this project will benefit the fire department. To order contact Hank, (662) 832-5584 or 473-2199; or Ricky, (662) 607-0316.

Annual Stewart Reunion Is July 6

  The 34th annual Stewart reunion will be held Saturday, July 6, in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1020 N. Main and S. Court Street in Water Valley. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a “pot luck” dish to share at noon. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Pratt at 473-4788 or 473-6529.

WV Class Of 1978 Plans Reunion

    The Water Valley High School Class of 1978 is planning its 35th class reunion to be held Saturday, August 3. For more information contact Anita (Boydston) Chapman at, Peggy Walton Foxx at foxx.peggy@, phone 769-610-8872 or John Surrette at

Blackmur Continues Summer Reading Program

Blackmur Memorial Library is having its Summer Library Program each Wednesday morning during the summer beginning at 10 a.m. The theme for this year’s program is Dig Into Reading and each week the library will have a story time followed by a craft or an activity centered around the theme and a snack.
Each program will last about an hour. All children attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the library at (662)473-2444 or check the Blackmur Friends of the Library Facebook page at

Person Provides Family History At YHS Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society (YHS) will meet Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m.  in its headquarters, the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. James Person, Yalobusha Historical Society member and native of Velma, will speak on the Person Family.  Visitors are welcome.

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