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Hervey Will Host Wreath-Making Working At Blackmur Library

Blackmur Memorial Library will host a wreath-making workshop, conducted by Diane Hervey, Wednesday, October 19 from noon until 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free and open to the public. 

If you plan to attend, the supplies needed for wreaths include: a 12, 18 or 24-inch metal ring; 10 yards of 21-inch decomesh; 2 and 4-inch wire ribbon or your choice of style and color; picks, artificial flowers and ornaments, fall or Christmas themed; a glue gun; scissors; wire cutters and floral wire.If you’re interested in creating a swag, needed supplies include: a greenery swag; ornaments or your choice; leather leaves; artificial green leaves and berries and  fall picks.

If you have any questions about supplies needed or information about the workshop, contact Hervey at (662)229-8722. Any other questions, feel free to contact the library between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (662)473-2444 or at

Weekend Activities At VFW Include Friday Bingo,  Saturday Dance

  Activities for the weekend at VFW Post 4100, located at 11535, west of Water Valley will include bingo on Friday night, October 14. Play will begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6. Prime Country will provide music for the regular Saturday night dance on October 15. The music begins at 8 p.m. and concludes at midnight. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy both these events.

 Annual James D. Bell Family Reunion Is Sunday

  The annual James D. Bell Family Reunion will be held this Sunday, October 16, at Cossar State Park on Enid Dam. All family members and visitors are welcome.

Faith Chapel’s Fall Fest, Rummage Sale Is Thursday Through Saturday 

  Faith Chapel’s fall fest/rummage sale will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 13-15. Faith Chapel is located on Highway 9W in Paris, right on  the Lafayette/Calhoun County Line. Cakes, brownies and other goodies will be available at the bake sale. 

Items included in the rummage sale are furniture (beds, tables, etc.), clothes (ladies, regular and plus sizes, men’s, juniors), baby  items, kitchen items, toys, jewelry, DVDs, and appliances.

Help Solicited For Upkeep At Hopewell Cemetery

Hopewell Cemetery on Country Road 95, Water Valley, would like to enlist the help of families or friends with loved ones buried in the cemetery for any financial help they can give for the care and upkeep of the cemetery for the coming year. 

Contact John Perkins at (662) 473-4246 or (662) 614-2716 in regard to this, or mail any donations you would like to give to: Hopewell Cemetery, c/o John Perkins, 4544 CR 95, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Junior Auxiliary Host  ‘Project Safe Kidz’

Everyone is invited to attend “Project Safe Kidz” on Saturday, October 22, from 3-5 p.m. in the Crawford Sports Complex Parking Lot. All children are welcome and it is absolutely free. There will be finger printing by the Water Valley Police Department (parents must be present during finger printing); Bouncy Houses; Trunk-or-Treating; Face Painting; and Snacks. This event is sponsored by Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley.

Calhoun County History Is Topic At Historical Society Meeting

The Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, October 20, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  The speaker is Larry Hallum, and his topic is Calhoun County history.  Visitors are welcome and refreshments are served afterwards.

Vendors Invited To Annual Holiday House In Coffeeville 

The MSU Yalobusha County Extension Office welcomes vendors to participate in the annual Holiday House scheduled Saturday, October 22, at the Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Booth spaces for vendors are $20 per space.  If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Allyson Coleman at (662) 675-2730 or by email at  The 4-H Shooting Sports club will be hosting the Flippin’ Chicken plate lunch fundraiser again this year.  Be sure you get your tickets ahead to time! 

Holiday House is a great way to spend a quality Saturday with friends and family while supporting local clubs, businesses, and your community. Spend your day viewing the fabulous cultural arts displays, making your “viewer’s choice” for the 4-H decorated pumpkin contest, sitting in on one or all of the great holiday demonstrations, and shopping all the great holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors.  Entry is free, but everyone is asked to bring a can food item as a donation for the annual food drive. 

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