Native Plants Is Topic At Historical Society Meeting
Emily Jo Wiggins, director of the Visitor Education Center at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery adjacent to Enid Lake is the guest speaker for the Yalobusha Historical Meeting Thursday, January 16, at 2 p.m. at its headquarters the former Presbyterian Church, Coffeeville. Emily’s topic is native plants and uses. She will also talk about upcoming events at the NMFH, which is located at Exit 233 on I-55. Visitors are welcome. For additional information about the NMFH please call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
Deadline To Register For Sylva Rena Church Trip Is January 18
Sylva Rena Baptist Church is planning a trip April 7-10 to Asheville, North Carolina to attend the Senior Adult Southern Gospel Conference, held in the Ridgecrest Conference Center. Musical guests are The Hoppers, Stan Whitmire, and Sisters. Speakers will be Matt Lowry, Dr. Jim Henry, and Harris Malcon. Confirmation of your attending is needed by January 18. Please contact Walt Hardy for pricing, etc. at SRBC, 473-4447.
Seventh Day Adventist Church Offers Free Meal, Clothing
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is offering a free meal and clothing (used) on Saturday, January 18, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the church on Highway 315 and Airport Road.
“Because Jesus loves you,”is the reason, according to church members.
First Relay Meeting In 2014 Is Scheduled Thursday
There will be a meeting for Yalobusha County’s 2014 Relay For Life on Thursday, January 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Farm Bureau Office on Frostland Drive (Hwy. 32 West). All Committee Members, Team Captains, and other persons interested in volunteering to help with the 2014 event, are urged to attend. If a Team Captain cannot attend, please send a representative.
City Plans Holiday Office Closure
All City of Water Valley offices and departments will be closed Monday, January 20, to observe Martin Luther King holiday. Monday’s garbage route will run as usual along with the commercial route.
Organizational Meeting Planned Tuesday For Lake Clean Up Day
An organization meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Enid Lake Field Officer for the Annual Clean Up Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Volun-teers for Waste Management have set the annual event for Feb. 22, starting at 7 a.m.
Also approaching is the annual Habitat Day on February 1, when volunteers place cedar trees in the barren lake bottom to create structures for fish. This year volunteers will divide into groups and work at Rowsey, Bynum, Dew and Jones creeks.
During the habitat day, work will include dragging the trees with ATVs, tying and anchoring cedar trees with concrete weights and ties, and driving wooden stakes with post drivers. Volunteers are asked to bring their ATVs to assist in placing the trees in the proper locations. If you don’t have an ATV and still would like to participate, don’t worry, there will be plenty to do including hooking and unhooking trees to and from ATVs, tying and anchoring shelters, and constructing wooden stake beds.
Blackmur Expands Weekday Hours In New Year
Blackmur Memorial Library is kicking off the New Year with expanded weekday hours.
Beginning in the new year Blackmur Library will open its doors at 8 a.m. and be open until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, including the noon lunch hour. This will give an extra hour each weekday for patrons to use the library. The library will no longer be open on Saturdays.
Blackmur Memorial Library is located at 608 Blackmur Drive and serves Water Valley and the surrounding area in Yalobusha County. If you have any questions about the library, the holdings or services, please call (662)473-2444.