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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.

Renasant Seeks Art Displays From Local Artists

Renasant Bank is looking for artists of all ages to display their work in Water Valley. Paintings, photography, quilts, multimedia,  drawings, collages (two-dimensional work that is able to hang on a wall) would be accepted. All works must be ready to hang with proper frames and wires for hanging. If interested please call Pati D’Amico at 473-0972.

WVHS Will Be Open To Visitors During Watermelon Carnival

  Water Valley High School will be open to visitors from 10:30 a.m.-12-30 p.m. Saturday morning, August 3, during Watermelon Carnival Weekend. Principal Glenn Kitchens will be in the office and available to visitors who would like to take a look around the building.

Tummy Safe Class And Exam Offered At Grenada Ext. Service

The Tummy Safe Certification Class and Exam for daycare workers will be offered on Thursday, August 1, at the Grenada County Extension Service in Grenada.  The class will begin at 9 a.m. and the exam will begin at 2:30 p.m. The cost to take the class and/or the exam is $100, which can be paid by money order or cashiers check.  
Space is limited and you must register and pay your fees by July 25, to be considered registered for the class.  Registration fees are non-refundable.  If you have any questions or would like to find out how to purchase your copy of the Tummy Safe CD, contact Pamela Redwine at (662) 675-2730 or your local MSU- Extension Service.

Masonic Chapters Schedule Monthly Meeting On July 11

 McConico Chapter No. 96 RAM and J.J.Melton Council No. 50 R&SM will hold their next stated meetings on Thursday, July 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members of these two bodies are hereby notified that the meeting time has been changed until further notice. They are requested to make a special effort to attend this meeting.

Ross Will Share Oakland History

  Everyone is invited to join friends at the Oakland Public Library for Part II, Town of Oakland History, by Margaret Jean Ross, on July 17, beginning at 3 p.m.

Car Wash Benefits Recreation Center

  Highways and Hedges Recreation Center will sponsor a car wash July 13 at Renasant Bank from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be free popcorn and drinks. Wash only will be $7; wash and dry, $10, and large vans and trucks will be $20.

YHS Speaker Promotes Preservation Of Historic Battlefields

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet on Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville.  The guest speaker is Randy Bishop, an avid scholar of the War Between the States and an advocate for preservation and restoration of historic battlefields.

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.

Classes Of 1958 And 1961 Schedule Informal Get-Together

    All friends, family members and classmates of the Water Valley High School classes or 1958 and 1961 are cordially invited to attend the annul informal get-together scheduled Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please try to be present at noon for the group photos.
    If you have old photos and memorabilia you would like to share, please bring them with you to the fellowship hall, which is in the south wing of the Church of Christ, located on the northwest corner of North Main and Wise streets.
    Several members of the class of 1960 are also expected to attend this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time with old friends and catch up on the news. Volunteers to furnish refreshments and soft drinks are always appreciated.

USDA Speakers Provide Info At Outreach Meeting

    Tri-County Agricultural Coop in Batesville will feature speakers from the USDA during a community outreach meeting scheduled July 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville.
    The NRCS speaker will talk about funding for agricultural producers and other landowners. The FSA speaker will talk about offering credit to disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The Rural Development speaker will talk about providing housing for low-income persons or the elderly.
    The public is invited.

Watermelon Music Festival Kicks Off Carnival Activities

    The Town and Country Garden Club will present the Watermelon Carnival Music Festival Thursday, August 1, at the Civic Auditorium on North Main Street beginning with the pre-show at 6:30 p.m.
    The annual event will feature some of the area’s best musical talent. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Turnages and from members of the Garden Club. Co-chairmen of the event are Jonnie Mayo and Zandra Walker.

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