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The 2013 Numbers Game

    • In January the Yalobusha  Nursing Home touted a Four Star rating based on the health inspections, staffings and quality ratings performed by the Mississippi Department of Health;   
    • The monthly garbage bill in the county increased a dollar to $13 in April;
    • Also in April, youth baseball opened for its 50th season in Water Valley. The Magnolia Youth Baseball originally consisted of six county teams–three from Water Valley, two from Oakland and one from Coffeeville;
    • Timmy Josey of Baton Rouge won first place out of 25 bull riders in the Rotary fundraiser, Bulls and Barrels, held in April in Coffeeville  Josey scored 86 points in the long round and 75 points in the short round.
    • The Relay For Life, pushed back to May in 2013, raised more than $43,700 for the American Cancer Society.
    • Almost 65 seniors at Water Valley High School Class received diplomas in May, down 10 from the previous year;
    • An expansion announced in June at Windsor Foods will boost egg roll shell production. With the expansion, the Oakland company will produce 1.6 million pounds of egg roll shells annually.
    • Although not consecutive, Water Valley hosted the 44th annual Water-melon Carnival the first weekend in August.
    • A tough loss to Louis-ville on Nov. 15 ends the football season for the Blue Devils with a 11-2  record in November. The Wildcats won 56-27.
    • A check totalling $50,968.26 liquidated the Yalobusha Economic Development Inc.’s bank account. The check was written to the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce and will be used for industrial development.   

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