By Allyson Coleman
Last Wednesday seven members of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Asset Mapping Team visited Coffeeville to conduct asset mapping and help improve the community.
More specifically, the Asset Development Divi-sion helps communities access local resources and create possible plans for the future. In doing so, they took the existing assets that the town of Coffeeville has and made recommendations on how we can better use them to our advantage in growing our town.
Tyler Wortham and Jan Dean Wortham had a great time showing the mapping team around town and discussing possible improvements we can make.
The Coffeeville Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event and MSU Extension Services hosted the team and the following community meeting at the Multi-Purpose Building.
We would like to give a big thank you to both the Coffeeville Chamber of Commerce and the Asset Mapping team for all their hard work that they put into to helping the town of Coffeeville
On Monday, August 4, MSU Extension will hold a training session on cyber-bullying for both parents and teenagers in the community. This class will help explain what cyber-bullying is and teach some techniques on how to avoid and prevent this type of bullying.
The cost of this program is $3, which covers light refreshments. Contact me at the local extension office for more information and to sign up for this training.
If you are interested in learning how you can make legitimate money by working from home online, come join us Thursday, August 7, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $2, which covers light refreshments. We hope that you will join us and begin your journey to making extra money from home. Space is limited, please call the extension office to register for this program.
Social media classes are still being offered at the Extension office over the next few months. The second class will be on Instagram. Join us Thurs-day, August 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn what Insta-gram is and how it works. The class is $2, which also covers light refreshments.
Our local farmers’ markets are off to a great start this summer. We currently have two local markets; one in Water Valley and another in Oakland.
The Water Valley market is located on Main Street, across from D&D BBQ. The Oakland market is located in the library parking lot. If you are looking to boost the amount of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables in your home this summer, visit one of your local markets. Both markets are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.