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JA Sponsors Jessie Ostrander Memorial Scholarship 

  Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley is sponsoring the Jessie D. Ostrander Memorial Scholarship for 2016-17 graduating seniors of Water Valley High School. The scholarship is $1,500 per semester for one academic year. If you are interested,  see Brandy Vollbracht at the Water Valley High School counselor’s office for an application. The deadline to return all requested information is May 1. If you have questions contact Sandra Williams at (662) 417-5917 or woodardsandra 94@gmail.com.


County’s Democrats Plan Spring Meeting On April 1 

  The Democratic Party Committee of Yalobusha County will  have their spring annual Meeting on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The  meeting will be held in the Oakland Town Hall and everyone interested is invited to attend.


Oxford Maker’s Market Is April 1

The next Oxford Maker’s Market is Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. There will be 40 vendors, featuring a wide variety of handmade and homegrown goods. Oxford Maker’s Market will be hosting the Oxford Artist’s Guild. Live music by Davis Coen will begin at noon. This is a family friendly event and is free to the public.

The Oxford Maker’s Market is Mississippi’s original local handmade and homegrown market based in Oxford. It occurs every first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the courthouse lawn of the historic Oxford Square. The Oxford Maker’s Market is committed to underexposed and unrepresented talent and handmade goods of any and all styles. The market provides an outlet for vendors of a wide variety of mediums and a live performance area for performing artists at each event. 

If you are interested in learning more about Oxford Maker’s Market, or if you would like to become a vendor or performing artist, view our website at oxford makersmarket.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ Oxford MakersMarket.


WVHS Graduation Ceremony Will Be Held At Football Field

The Water Valley High School graduation ceremony will be held on Friday May 19, at Bobby Clark Field in Water Valley, at 7 p.m. This marks a change from recent years, when the ceremony was held at the University of Mississippi.


 Earn Your Diploma From ChalleNGe Academy

  Students may earn their high school diploma, tuition free, from ChalleNGe Academy. As part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, male and female at-risk youth, 16-18 years of age, learn job training, social skills and self-discipline, critical in today’s tough job market.

The academy offers nationally certified job skills, OSHA Certification and college classes through a local university.  For more information call 1-800-507-6253.


 Starnite Talent Show Scheduled For April 1 At Civic Auditorium

  The 33rd annual Starnite Talent Show will be held Saturday, April 1, in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.and show time is from 7:45 until 11:15. This event offers the opportunity to be the star you always wanted to be. There will be dance groups, individuals, musicians, singers, and rap. All acts must be clean with no profanity. Trophies will be warded and there will be a $150 cash award to the overall winner. This show is sponsored by Freddie Folson Sports. For  more information call (662) 230-4521. Groups from Charleston and Batesville and a dance group from Oxford have already signed up.


Deadline Is March 31 To Sign Up For ServSafe Food  Class

ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught April 25,  beginning at 7:30 a.m. The certification exam will begin around 4 p.m. and should be completed by 6 p.m.  The class will be held at the Yalobusha County Extension Office in Coffeeville and cost $140.  The deadline to register is March 31.  Call Pamela Redwine at the Extension Office at 662-675-2730 for additional details and to register.  


Deadline Is Friday To Sign Up For Homebuyer Education Class

A homebuyer education class is scheduled at the Yalobusha County Extension Building on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This certified program will allow homebuyers to receive a certificate for credit toward various potential home buying loan agencies.  

Lunch will not be provided at the class; however, participants will take lunch from 12-1 p.m. There will be a $50 dollar fee for the class.  Payments may be received through money order only.  To receive a registration form for this course, please contact Allyson Coleman at 662-675-2730.  Participants must register by Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m.

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