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Halloween Fun Planned At Library

    A Halloween party will be held at Blackmur Memorial Library Saturday, October 26, between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m.
    The action gets underway at 4 p.m. with face painting, trick or treat bags and MORE!
    Story time follows at 5 p.m. with ghost and goblins and things that go bump in the night. The action continues from 5:30 to 6 with snacks, drinks and prizes for best costumes
    A tailgating trick or treat is offered at 6. Wear your fantasy costumes and have fun!
    Halloween at the library is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Pine Valley Fire Department Hosts Haunted Hollow

    The Pine Valley Fire Department’s 2013 annual haunted hollow will be held Saturday, October 19, 7 p.m. until midnight; Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. until midnight; and Saturday, October 26, 7 p.m. until midnight. Admission will be $7 per person.

Rock And Roll Is Theme For Oakland Christmas Parade

    The Oakland Christmas parade is scheduled Saturday, December 7, at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is a Rock and Roll Christmas. The cost to enter is $10 and organizers are seeking floats, vehicles, motorcycles and others from churches, businesses, organizations or individuals.
    Contact one of the following people to participate in the Christmas parade: Sharonda Jones at (662) 589-0040, Vera Walls at (662) 709-0440, Monica Hodges at (662) 607-6329,  and Lezelrick Hodges at (662) 609-3885.

New Events Added To This Year’s Carnival At Sylva Rena

     The Sylva Rena Community Center will host a Halloween carnival Saturday, October 26, from 6 to10 p.m. A variety of refreshments will be available. Hamburger plates will include hamburgers, chips, baked beans, and drinks.
  New activities will include a costume contest for ages infant to adult. There will be fun with cake walks, bingo, and games for all ages. The raffle will be for two prizes, which include $100 cash and $50 Piggly Wiggly groceries.

Halloween Activities Planned At Cossar State Park

    Cossar State Park will host Halloween activities at the park on November 2. The fun-filled night gets underway at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Activities include a haunted trail, games and a cake walk.
Live Music, Karaoke Planned
At The Pickin’ Shed This weekend
    There will be live music at the Pickin’ shed, located on Highway 9 West, Banner, Friday night, October 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The House Band, The Ellis Family, David Phillips, J. D. Long, and several other local performers, will provide the music.  
    Karaoke will be Saturday night, beginning a 7 p.m. There will be a potluck meal at 6 p.m. each night, and the public is invited to attend both events.

Vietnam Vets, Widows Invited To VFW Lunch In Bruce

  The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 5571, invites all Vietnam veterans and the widows  to join VFW Post 5571 in Bruce on November 23, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and entertainment.
    “We want to express our thanks and appreciation for your service to our country. We will need a head count for lunch,” stated Mary Clark. If you plan to attend please call Mary Clark, 983-2512, or Nancy Mann, 628-1129 or cell, (662) 542-2005. However, if you find that you can attend at the last minute, please come for this special service in your honor.

Food Safety Class And Exam Offered For Daycare Workers
The Tummy Safe certification class and exam for daycare workers will be offered on Wednesday, November 6, 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. and the cost to take the class and or the exam is $100, which can be paid by money order or cashier’s check.  
If you are taking the exam, you will need to work through the Tummy Safe CD.  The cost of the CD is $25. Space is limited to seven participants and you must register and pay by October 28. 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.

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