Special To The Herald
COFFEEVILLE – The Yalobusha Historical Society was fortunate to hear Allyson Coleman, Yalobusha Community and Economic Agent tell about the tools offered to help our community grow together on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Coleman stressed that we need to make our existing businesses grow. We need to utilize our skills, enhance our skills, and learn from fellow citizens. If established businesses are growing, then new business will grow. We need to take a look at ourselves and use all the tools offered to promote growth.
Coleman and the Extension Service personnel are located in the Coffeeville Multi-Purpose Building to help us help ourselves. Listed are some of the tools that have been offered and will be offered again in the future.
• Social Media Mini- Series conducted by the Yalobusha County Exten-sion Services over the last several months included topics such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest .A working from home class was held this past summer.
• iPad and iPhone training workshop was a two-hour workshop on how to use your iPhone and iPad to the fullest. Using nonprofit Facebook pages to market our events and fundraisers without having to pay money for advertising is a big interest to the Yalobusha Historical Society. Come again, Allyson, and tell us about more goodies that will help us.
Other notes of interest at the October meeting:
Lawrence Litten voiced a prayer.
Mike Worsham welcomed members and guests.
Debby Hughes read the monthly financial report.
Joy Tippit announced that the YHS will have a booth in the Coffeeville Multi-Purpose Building on October 25. Raffle tickets on the Walmart $100 gift card for one dollar will be sold, and raffle tickets on Spain’s hoop of cheese will be sold for a dollar. YHS membership applications will be available. Genea-logy print-on-demand books will also be displayed.
Julia Fernandez introduced Coleman and stated that the YHS November 20, meeting would honor our veterans. All veterans are invited and refreshments will be served afterwards afterwards. Visitors are welcome.
Open house will be held at the YHS Headquarters, the former Presbyterian Church from twelve to four on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Attending: Kay McCulley, Julia Fernandez, Cliff Chandler ,Debby Hughes, Sue Chandler, Carl Vick, Mae Vick, Opal Wright, Tom Cox, Jimmie Pinnix, Thelma Roberts, Francine Pinnix, James Person, Wayne Turner, Emma Hovey, Lawrence Litten, Sarah H. Williams, Dave Hovey, Susan Williams. Herbert Hayward, Gary Tippit, Joy Tippit and Mike Worsham.