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VFW Plans Trial Dance Friday Night To Gauge Public’s Interest

    The regular Saturday night dance will be held in the Post Home of VFW Post 4100 September 13. The Bobby Hood Band will provide music for dancing, or just listening, from 8 p.m. until midnight. The Post Home is located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the evening.
    There will also be a dance at the VFW Friday night from 8 p.m. until midnight. Providing the music for this will be the band, Party-Plus. This is a trial event, so come out and support it if you’re interested in having dances on Friday night, as well as Saturday.

Tupelo Museum Curator To Speak At Monthly YHS Meeting

    The speaker for the Yalobusha Historical Society’s September 18 meeting is Tony Lute, the curator for the Tupelo Veteran’s Museum. Tony has seriously collected items associated with the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War since the 1960s.  Visitors are welcome in our headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. The meeting starts at 2 p.m.

Poetry Returns To Bozarts Saturday

Poetry returns to Bozarts Gallery this weekend with the first of three Trobar Ric Poetry Readings. The first reading is scheduled for this Saturday evening, Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. and will feature Kristi Maxwell, Jenn Marie Nunes, Geffrey Davis and Chiyuma Elliot. The organizer is Tim Earley. Graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi organize all the readings, which are also scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 15, according to Annette Trefzer, owner of Bozarts.

Mobile Vet Center Travels To Water Valley On September 16

    The Mobile Vet Center of the Jackson Vet Center will be in Water Valley September 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It will  be located at 100 Calhoun St. (parking lot between City Hall and the Courthouse). This will be a Readjustment Counseling Service. The VA is committed to reaching out and making a personal Veteran to Veteran connection through a VA 2 VET campaign. The purpose of this initiative is to help veterans and their families understand and access the services and benefits that they earned through military service.
    For additional information contact Terry Wynn or Don Malain at the Jackson Vet Center, (601) 985-2560. Also, your county VSO Mickell Dunn can be reached at (662) 714-5600 (home), or (662) 714-6500 (cell).

5K Run/Walk In Bruce Is Fundraiser For Softball Field

BRUCE BURST OF COLOR 5K RUN/WALK will be Saturday, Oct. 11. Event will begin and end at Bruce High School. Pre-register for $30 through Sept. 27. Day of run, fee will be $40. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and run/walk at 8 a.m. Proceeds go toward building a press box and new lights on Bruce High School softball field. For info, Angie Owen, 662-414-0990 or aowen@calhoun.k12.ms.us or Maria Baker, 662-816-0500, baker_girl@yahoo.com. T-shirt included in early registration.

‘I’m Soo Water Valley Group’ Sponsors Block Party

    The “I’m Soo Water Valley Group” will sponsor their first Community Block Party Saturday, September 20, at the Baker Street Park, beginning at 12 p.m. Come out and bring the family and friends to join us for a fun-filled day of music, games, food, and fun. All kids, three and under, can participate free. For all others a $5 admission fee is required to participate in the activities. Also, Tee shirts are available for purchase for the amount of $10, additional sizes is $1.
    Money for t-shirts must be paid no later than September 2. The purpose of the “I’m Soo Water Valley Community Group” is to help advance the betterment of the youth in the Water Valley Community, through social skills, career, and educational advancement. Contact Keisha Moore for additional information at (662) 714-0179.


Program At Ford’s Well Focuses On Native Plants

    Everyone is invited to join Oakland Public Library Friends at Ford’s Well for a program Wednesday, September 17, at noon. The program, by Emily Jo Wiggins, will be: Visitor Education for the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery, with a Focus on Native Plants in our Habitat Area. Those attending are asked to bring your favorite light pot luck dish for a picnic. Drinks will be provided by the Tippits.

Multiple Groups To Perform At Gospel Music Jubilee

    A gospel music jubilee will be held in the Gore Springs Community Center on Saturday, September 13, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission will be $5. Featured grounds include Blessed Assurance, Homeward Bound, One Way Quartet and Psalms Trio. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, coffee, popcorn and home made deserts. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a night of good entertainment.

Annual Save-A-Life Banquet Is September 30 In Oxford

    The Save-A-Life Banquet will be held Tuesday, September 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Oxford First Baptist Church. The theme for the banquet will be “Father, Will You Fight for Your Children?”
    Guests speakers will be Candy Gibbs and her father, Jerry Little. Candy and Jerry are traveling from Amarillo, Texas to share their powerful testimonies about the guilt, regret, shame, grief, and eventual healing, grace, and love they experienced after Jerry, a youth minister and champion for life, drove his then 18-year-old pregnant daughter, Candy, to an abortion clinic two towns away and paid for the procedure that robbed them all of a precious baby who would never be.
    For tickets ($15 each), call Sav-A-Life at (662) 234-4414 or come by the center at 295 CR 101 in Oxford (across from North Oxford Baptist Church). Child care will be provided.
    Sav-A-Life of Lafayette County is a Christ-centered  pregnancy resource center devoted to preserving and guarding the sanctity of human life through ministry, education, and consulting based upon Scriptural principles.

Pine Valley School Reunion Is Third Saturday In September

    The Pine Valley School Community Center reunion will be held (as always) on the third Saturday in September, which will be September 20, this year. The reunion will be held in the Pine Valley Schoolhouse in the Pine Valley Community and will start  at 10 a.m.
     Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish of their favorite food to be served at  noon. Everyone is welcome. Come out and visit and see the changes and repairs made in the school building to help take it back to the time it was built in the 1920’s and to preserve it. Bring pictures, or any mementos, to show,” stated Joni Camp, publicity chair. The school is located on Hwy. 32 East and CR 212.


Sixth Annual Art Crawl Is Fast Approaching

The 6th annual Water Valley Art Crawl is Saturday, Sept 20, from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Art will be on display at 14 stops within an easy-to-walk half-mile radius of the downtown area. The Crawl will provide a peek into the private world of working artists, taking participants into studios, galleries, and some of the loveliest old homes in Water Valley. Children are welcome. Along with the art there will also be plenty of free refreshments and live music at many of the stops.
Crawl Maps can be picked up the day of the event from Yalo Studio or Bozarts Gallery.

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