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Friends Of The Library Plan Kickoff For Library Week

    Library Week will be April 14 through April 18. A special day—a kick off—will be held for all the children of the community Wednesday, April 16, from 3:30 until 5 p.m. The special day will include games, designing and painting posters, reading books, lots of fun things and a lot of good food, all at the Blackmur Memorial Library. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Library.


Sardis Hosts Sixth Annual Aprilfest Car Show

    The sixth annual Sardis Aprilfest Open Car Show will be held in downtown Sardis Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is open to all makes of car, truck and motorcycle.
    The event is sponsored by the Sardis Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Delta Street Rods. For information contact Pam Hatton at 901-493-4129 or Darrell Martin at 662-561-5163. The Street Rods raise funds for charities, including the Baptist Children’s Village.

Oxford Attorneys Host Clinic To Help Divorced Parents

Holcomb and Dunbar Attorneys will host a Divorced Parents’ Rights Clinic at 6 p.m. on April 24 at their offices at 400 S. Lamar, Suite A in Oxford.  
Topics include: How do I change visitation? How can I collect unpaid support? Can I change custody? How can I help with college? Attorneys Jonathan Masters and Stacey Golmon will be the presenters. The clinic is free but reservations are required due to limited seating. For more information, call 662-234-8775.

Annual Junior Auxiliary Egg Hunt Is April 5 at Gazebo Park

The annual Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley Easter egg hunt is scheduled for April 5 at 10 a.m. in Gazebo Park.  This event is open to the public. Come see the Easter bunny and hunt for eggs. Prizes will be given to the children who find the most eggs.
In case of rain, the hunt will be held inside the First Christian Church Activity Center across from the park.  Find JA on Facebook or email jawvms@gmail.com for more information.

Junior Auxiliary Schedules ‘Spring Fling’ On April 12

The Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley’s “Spring Fling” will be held at the Yalobusha Country Club on April 12. The event will celebrate a week-long awareness for the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. The day will begin with a golf scramble, which will be $140 per team and continue into the evening with a silent auction and live music. Tickets for the evening’s festivities will be $20 for a single ticket and $35 for a pair.  
Scramble sign up and tickets available now at Jay Gee’s at 310 South Main Street. Proceeds from this event will go to JA projects to help children of the  community.  This event is open to the public. Find JA on Facebook or email jawvms@gmail.com for more information.
Relay For Life Teams
Schedule Roadblocks For Cancer
Relay For Life Teams will have roadblocks Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. until noon in Water Valley, Coffeeville, and Oakland to raise money for this year’s event. All participating Water Valley Team members will meet at Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church at 7:30 a.m.  Coffeeville team members should meet at the four-way stop by the high school at 7:50 a.m.  
Oakland team members will meet at the four-way stop on Highway 51 at 7:50 a.m. In case of rain, the roadblocks will be held the next Saturday, April 12.  Please give generously to this worthy cause and let’s “Give Cancer the Boot!”  

Annual Easter Activities Scheduled At Cossar State Park

    Cossar State Park will hold the annual Easter activities Saturday, April 19. The egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. and other games and activities will follow. This will all be held behind the visitor’s center. The Easter Bunny will be there, along with Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl. Friends of Cossar will have a concession stand open.

Cathron’s Journey Will Be Presented At Oakland Library

    Cathron’s Journey will be presented Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Oakland Public Library. Join your friends at the Library to hear stories of Reverend Cathron Camp’s life journey.

Masonic Members Notified Of Next Stated Communication

    Valley City Lodge No. 402 F&AM will have its next stated communication on Thursday, April 3, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are hereby notified that the meeting time has been changed to 7:30 p.m. until further notice. All members are requested to be present—take due notice thereof and support your local lodge during this new year.


Water Valley’s Order Of The Easter Star Meets April 8

    Water Valley Chapter No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star, will have their regular meeting Tuesday, April 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. Members are asked to please make an effort to attend and support their local chapter.

Step Show Will Benefit Martha Telford

    There will be a benefit Step Show for Martha Telford, Saturday, April 5. beginning at 5 p.m. in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Step performances by Alpha Phi Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, and the Distinguished Gentlemen, a youth team from Marks. The entry fee will be $6.
    The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Nu Upsilon and Pi Sigma Lambda Chapters. For more information contact Keny Rogers, (662) 816-5702.
Monthly Lions Club Pancake
Breakfast Is Saturday
    The monthly Lions Club pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, April 5, between the hours of 6:30 and 9 a.m., in the Depot Building on Main Street, Water Valley.
     The menu is all you care to eat of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee for $5 per plate.
    “Come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast, some great fellowship, and pick up a supply of cheese, while helping to fund the many charitable projects of the Lions Club” invites Head Chef Ernie Aune.


Cowboys And Cowgirls From 20 States To Compete In NWCC Rodeo This Weekend

    Gateway Tire and Syca-more Bank proudly present the Landers Dodge/U.S. Army Rodeo Thursday – Saturday, April 3-5 at the Northwest Mississippi Community College Multi-purpose Arena. The main event will begin at 7:30 each night.
    Collegiate cowboys and cowgirls from 20 colleges and universities from across a seven-state area will converge on Senatobia for three nights of action as they ride and rope, hoping to garner points that will qualify them to compete at the College National Finals in Casper, Wyo.
    Rodeo fans will have the opportunity to see some of the rankest livestock in the country as the big trucks from the 5M Rodeo Company roll into town.
    Rodeo funny man Dusty Myers returns to Northwest for the second year. A five-time Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Myers keeps the laughs rolling as he dodges bulls and imparts his own style of fun and excitement to fans.
    Tickets are on sale now at any Sycamore Bank location. General admission is $10 at the gate, and $8 in advance, while children six and under are free with a paid adult. Thursday, April 3 is $5 night.  Saturday is Military Night and all military personnel are admitted free with a military ID.
    For more information contact head coach Bruce Lee at 662-562-3430.

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