Benefit Planned For Patient Battling Cancer
Moorse Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church along with community partners would like to announce a benefit program to show love to Michael Gooch, Jr. and his family on January 17 at 6 p.m. at Moorse Chapel, 18736 Hwy 330 West, Coffeeville.
Michael is currently battling bone cancer. He and his mother are presently housed at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis. Organizers hope that the community can come together in sharing time, talents and treasures and show our support and love to him and his family in this trying time. Organizers are asking all choirs, soloist, and praise dancers to please come and share with us as we show our love. Contact Brenda Ingram 609-2153 or Rev. Calvin Hawkins for more information.
Contributions can be mailed to: Michael Gooch Jr. Love Fund, % Moorse Chapel AME Zion Church, P.O. Box 215, Coffeeville, MS 38922
City Offices Will Close On Martin Luther King Holiday
All City of Water Valley offices and departments will be closed Monday, January 19, to observe Martin Luther King holiday. Monday’s garbage route will run as usual along with commercial route.
Congressman Will Meet With Public At Brunch In Oakland
Congressman Bennie Thompson will make a personal appearance at a brunch in the Oakland Masonic Lodge Hall, located at 121 Cherry Street, Oakland, on January 24. The brunch will begin at 10 a.m.
“The congressman wants the opportunity to dialogue with local citizens about challenging issues facing your community, town and state. He promises to address your concerns in a timely manner by providing assistance and, or, solutions to these concerns,” states Mrs. Anita Bledsoe Covington, public relations staff. You may contact her for further details at (662) 625-0728.
Civil War Colonel Is Topic In YHS Meeting
The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, January 15, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be YHS member Kay McCulley, and her topic will be Colonel M. D. L. Stephens, 1829-1911. Stephens served in the 17th the first year of the Civil War and later transferred to the 31st Mississippi and eventually rose to the rank of colonel.
County’s Democratic Party
Will Caucus In Oakland
On Friday evening, January 16, the Yalobusha County Democratic Party will caucus at 5 p.m. in the Oakland Townhall, 13863 Hickory Street, Oakland. Committee members are reminded to be present. All voters are invited. For more information, contact Butler McLeod, YCDP Chairman, at 473-1159.
Interest Meeting Scheduled For Coffeeville Farmer’s Market
Do you love fresh grown produce, fruits, and freshly made cottage goods?
You may want to attend an interest meeting to discuss the proposed Coffeeville Farmer’s Market. The meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-purpose Building. The purpose of this meeting is to organize the new farmer’s market, plan the market schedule, and to identify growers in the community that would like to participate. If there are any questions, please contact Allyson Coleman at (661) 675-2730 in the MSU- Yalobusha Extension Office.