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Look Back In Yalobusha History

Pharmacies In Yalobusha Rotated In 1977 To Fill Emergency Scripts

10 Years—April 26, 2007
Jessie Gurner has been appointed the new director of Water Valley Main Street Association. The director is the only paid staff member of this nonprofit organization.  Officers are: Lee McMinn, president; Kim Jones, vice-president; Sherry Martin, treasurer; and a Alexe van Beuren, secretary.

  Lack of rain has affected Enid Lake, which was 11 feet below its normal level.

  After two games of the Class 3A playoff series between the Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team and the Caldonia Confederates, with each team winning one game on their own field, Water Valley fell to the Confederates.

  In the 25th annual Watermelon Pageant,  Queen Courtney Lowe will relinquish her crown to the winner.

20 Years—May 1, 1997
Trusty Appreciation Day, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Trusty, was held on May 4 at First United Methodist Church.

  Everdale Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 118th anniversary on May 4. Rev. Larry J. Hervey is pastor of the church.

  A May Day Program was held in Water Valley on May 3. Activities included a city-wide clean-up, live entertainment from the downtown bandstand beginning at noon, following the “grand opening” of four new businesses, and many more activities.

  The Tri-Lake Fairground Association was sponsoring two performances of the King Royal Circus, according to J. C. Womble, an association member.

  The Water Valley Future Problem Solvers won first place in state competition. Coached by Becky Terry, the team included Ashley Harris, Julie Jones, Ashlee Langdon and Starla Gooch. They advanced to nationals, where more than 1,800 student problem solvers from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and other countries will assemble at the University of Michigan.

30 Years—April 30, 1987
The Water Valley FFA Team won the Junior Tool Identification at State Competition. Team members included Frank Hernandez, Shei Pullen, Cheri Ann Carr and Beth Goad. Cheri Carr also received the highest individual score.

  The reign will end for the following 1986 Watermelon Pageant royalty on May 16: Andrea Davis, Junior Miss; Callie Cox, Miss Pre-Teen; Kimberly House, Petite Miss; Allison Willingham, Tiny Miss; and Drew Dickey, Tiny Mister.

  Donations were  being requested for funding to send the Water Valley High School Future Problem Solving Team to National Competition. The first donation received was from the Parents Support Group, and was presented to Mrs. Joan McMinn, the team’s advisor, by Mrs. Judy Davis, representing the parents’ group.

  Jody Grass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Grass, received her nursing degree from Mississippi University for Women.

40 Years—April 28, 1977
New officers for the Rotary Club announced at their annual banquet, were: Bill Callaway, president; Richard Flowers, vice-president; Tomie Ashford, secretary-treasurer; and Tommy White, sergeant-at-arms. Mississippi State University Coach Bob Tyler was the guest speaker at the annual rotary banquet.

  Try-outs begin for the “Connie Mack” League, a league approved by Major League Baseball and frequently scouted for potential pro players. Eligible are boys 16, 17, and 18 years old born after August 1, 1958. The organizational meeting was held in Dr. Joe Walker’s office.

  Thirteen county pharmacies serving the Water Valley and Coffeeville Areas, have agreed to rotate in order to fill emergency prescriptions.

  Eddie Jarrell, son of Mr. and Ms. Dewey Jarrell of Coffeeville, is pictured with Rhode Island Red chicks he received through the 4-H Poultry Chain.

50 Years—April 27, 1967
A revolving Maypole arrangement telling the “Days of Our Lives,” the theme of The Garden Club of Water Valley’s Spring Flower Show, was created by Mrs. C. C. Stacy and Mrs. L. L. Mathis. Pam Mathis received the Junior Award in Design.

  The Water Valley Blue Devils Baseball Team won the 1967 South Half of District 2.

  Oakland beautician Mrs. Thomas Ross was pictured demonstrating the correct way to “tease” hair for the Oakland Junior High 4-H Club. Janet Ross was her model.

  Among new initiates of Phi Eta Sigma scholastic honor society for freshmen men at Ole Miss, was Mike Hedges, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Hedges of Water Valley.

60 Years—April 25, 1957
Pat Gholson and Jimmy Wilson were selected by their classmates as “Mr. and Miss Jeff Davis High School.” Pat is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Gholson, and Jimmy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Wilson.

  Dr. Rayford Edgar, chairman of the North Yalobusha County Polio chapter, states that, “Polio season is near.” He urges everyone to get their vaccination before it’s too late.

  Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gore observed their golden wedding anniversary at their homes on Boyd St., with friends and family invited to call during the day.

  Fifty-one graduates of Water Valley High School were to receive their diplomas, which were to be presented by Professor Noel Bell.

70–Years—May 1, 1947
Clara Rose Mays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. “Sweed” Mays, placed fifth in the Mid-South Spelling Bee.

  “Doc” Bell and James Stewart bought Hardy’s Grocery, located on Cemetery Street, just east of the Illinois Central Railroad Depot.

  John Kisner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kisner, graduated form the Army Air Force Training Command at Chanute Field.

  Newman Dorsey was elected Commander and Harris Samuels was elected Quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4100.

   Chairman J. P. Stone of  Coffeeville announced that the County Executive Committee would meet at the courthouse to take necessary steps for conducting the Democratic Primaries in 1947.

  One Yalobusha veteran has purchased a home under the terms of Mississippi’s new Veterans Farm and Home Board purchase plan. The price of a home or farm is limited to $4,000 and the purchaser must live on the farm and in the home within 60 days of the purchase.

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