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Bulldog Ice Cream Was Enjoyed At Forums

By Allyson Coleman

Finally the week has come, the Holiday House is Saturday from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Make plans to come out and shop and enjoy our arts and crafts vendors, holiday demonstrations, entertainment and concessions from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
We will have fun activities for all ages! There will be a children’s play area featuring jumps and slides.  Later on, stick around for a concert by The Bouffants and concessions from 6-9 p.m. This day will be filled with fun, food and prizes that you don’t want to miss!  Admission is free, but we  ask that you bring a canned food item to kick off our annual Food for Families Food Drive with WTVA.  Holiday House T-shirts are available for purchase. T-shirts are $15 each and can be purchased at The Coffeeville Insurance Agency or The Drug Store; they will also be on sale at the Holiday House.  
Bring your family and your friends and come celebrate the holidays with us at the Holiday House!
I would formally like to thank the Yalobusha County Historical Society for kindly inviting me to speak at their monthly meeting this past week. It is truly an honor to have been able to come and speak to your group about my Community Resource Development position with the MSU Extension Service.  I was overwhelmed with your attentiveness and hospitality. It’s events like this that remind us how wonderful our county is.  
Our community public forums were held last week in Water Valley and Coffeeville. Although the rain kept several of your away Monday night, we truly had a wonderful time sharing our economic findings with those who attended these events. I believe that the MSU ice cream truly put the meetings over the top! I would like to thank Larson’s Piggly Wiggly in Water Valley for donating bottled water to be passed out to attendees at both public forums.  
It is partnerships like this that remind me how grateful I am for good ole southern hospitality!  Thank you again to all those who attended, helped, and donated to this effort of continuing to grow our county.   If you didn’t make it out one of the public forums but you would like the information shared at these events please call or stop by the office, I would be happy to give it to you.
The Department of Community Development & Government with the MSU Extension Service is collecting survey data on goods and service spending of citizens within the county. The survey is a general survey on where you purchase your goods (groceries, auto parts, appliances, lumber/hardware, clothing, lawn and garden supplies, and much more) and other various services (childcare, legal services, eye exams, dental care, health care, and much more).  
If you would like to participate in this anonymous survey, feel free to stop by the MSU Yalobusha County Extension Office and fill one out or take one home to mail in later.  Any help we can get in filling these surveys out is greatly appreciated.

Digital Cameras Class
Do you have a fancy digital camera?  
Are you unsure how to get the most out of your digital camera?  We have the class for you! On Thursday, November 6 from 1:30-3:30 I am offering a “Using Digital Cameras Class.”
With the holiday season fast approaching, we are all scrambling around to make plans with family and friends. But after it is all said and done and the last stocking is put back into the decoration storage box, all we truly have left to remember the season is our pictures. Join us for this informative program. This class is the first of two digital camera programs that will be offered in November.  The class will be held at the Yalobusha County Extension Office and is free to the public.  You must sign up for this class in order to insure that we have enough participation for it to occur.  Space is limited for this program, so please call in by Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 5:00 p.m. to reserve your spot.

Rotary Club Presentation

The Water Valley Rotary Club has kindly invited me to be their guest speaker during this month’s meeting.  I am excited and honored to be asked to come and speak to this organization about the various aspects of my job, what I do for the county, and what I hope to do in the near future.  It’s opportunities like this that help to make MSU Extension Service a viable and relative entity within our county.  Look forward to seeing all of the Water Valley Rotary Club next Tuesday!

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