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Pictures With Santa Will Kick Off Fun-Filled Parade Day

    Starting off pre-activities of the annual Water Valley Christmas Parade Saturday, December 7, will be Santa Claus arriving at the Bandstand to visit and have his picture made with the young children.
    “Santa Claus enjoyed last year’s visit with all of the young children and is looking forward to this year’s visit,” stated J. C. Womble, Parade Chairman. Pictures of each child will be made.
  All churches, businesses, factories, school groups, and individuals are urged to participate in the parade. If you would like to enter a unit or float in the parade contact, J. C. Womble at 473-3190, or email or Bobby Murphree at 473-2501 to register your entry for the parade. There is “NO” entry fee. Use your imagination and make plans to participate in the parade. The Water Valley Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Tri-lakes Fairground Association.

Quilt History Is Topic At Upcoming YHS Meeting

    The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, November 21, at 2 p.m. in the old Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville.  Jill Smith from New Albany will speak on the history of quilts.  Visitors are welcome.  Bill McMinn won the Walmart gift card, and Lawrence Litten won the set of China at the annual fundraiser.

Contributions Needed For Upkeep Of Camp Ground Cemetery

    Funds are sorely needed for the upkeep of Camp Ground Cemetery. Maintenance for the grounds runs about $2,800 per spring and summer season. Although, mowing season is over for this year, funds will be needed for next season. If you have loved ones in this cemetery, please contribute for its continued care.
    Contributions may be sent to Mechanics Bank, P. O. Box 707, Water Valley, MS 38965, or to Patsy Griffin Francis, 703 Wagner  St., Water Valley, MS 38965.

Kickoff Meeting Planned For Relay

    There will be a kickoff meeting for Yalobusha County’s  2014 Relay For Life on Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. in the Mechanics Bank Community Room.  All committee members, team captains, and others interested in volunteering to help with the 2014 event are urged to attend. If a team captain is unable to attend, please send a representative.
    Team captains and committee members are also asked to invite one new person to the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Masonic Chapters Set Meeting Date
    McConico Chapter No. 96 and J.J. Melton Council No. 50 R&SM will hold their next stated meetings on Thursday, November 14, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are herby notified that the meeting time has been changed to 7 p.m. until further notice. Members are also requested to make a special effort to attend.

Benefit Program Will Help Savely With Medical Expenses

    A benefit program for Richard Wayne Savely will be held Saturday, November 16, starting at 5  p.m. in the Coffeeville Fire Department on Main Street. Richard is the son of Dorothy Hughes and a step-son of Boyd Hughes.
    He came to Coffeeville in the early ‘90s, where he was employed at The Other Place Lumber Company. He worked there, along with Boyd, until his health began to fail him several months ago. He has had heart surgery and is currently on dialysis.
    Organizers  are asking everyone to join in helping him in his time of need. Any group, choir, or soloist, who would like to participate on the program can contact: Clayton Horton at 675-8730l  or Claude Hughes at 809-6448, both of Coffeeville; or  Jack Savely at 419-5995 or Ralph Hughes at  473-1701, both of Water Valley.

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.

YHS Volunteers Will Tackle Cleanup At Two Cemeteries

    The Yalobusha Historical Society will be repairing and cleaning two adjacent cemeteries on Saturday, November 16.  The selected sites are the Thompson and Barksdale cemeteries, off the old Torrance or Kirkland Landing road.
    There was a great turnout for the Airmount-Hamblett cleanup which was a pretty big job. These next two are much smaller and will allow for more chiefs and less indians.
    Hope to see you at 9 a.m. on the 16th  when volunteers will roll out from the Historical Society Library Building in Coffeeville.

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