Community Events

Historical Society Plans First Meeting Since Pandemic Started
The Yalobusha County Historical Society will meet Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Ford’s Well. Panola County resident John Nelson will speak on Sardinia, the town and the cemetery. The town was located in Yalobusha County near the Yocona River and disappeared by 1856.
The meeting is the first in a year for the county’s historical society and will be outside. Visitors are welcomed and light refreshments will be served. Ford’s Well is located on the south side of Enid Lake, off of Hwy. 32. Rain Cancels.

School Board Meets Thursday
The Water Valley School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The public is invited to attend.

York Rite Bodies Announce Thursday Meeting
The Water Valley York Rite bodies will meet on Thursday, March 25, in the Masonic Temple on Champion Circle. All members are notified that the meeting time is changed to 7:30 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time. A light meal will be served after the meeting.

VFW Schedules Friday Bingo, Saturday Night Dance
Bingo will be played Friday night, March 26, in VFW Post 4100. The doors open at 5 p.m. and play gets underway at 7. The weekly Saturday night dance is also scheduled, with Jeff Harmon bringing the music. Doors open at 6 p.m., dancing starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11. Post 4100 is located at 11535 Hwy. 315, west of Water Valley.

It’s Time To Register For The Annual Benefit Pageant for St. Jude
The annual pageant to benefit St. Jude is scheduled April 10 and 11 at the VFW Post 4100, and organizers are accepting entry applications. The pageant is open to males and females of all ages and attire is your choice. Door entry is $5 per person and concessions will be available.
The entry fee is $40 to register for a division. Additional categories include: $10 for most photogenic for the first photo and $5 for each additional photo, $50 for ultimate queen category, $10 for overall most beautiful category and $10 for overall most beautiful gown category, or $120 to register for all events.
To register, mail your entry fee along with your name, age, address, phone number and gender to: Shan Carrasco at 503 Market Street, Water Valley, MS 38965. The entry fees must be attached and checks can be made out to “Shan Carrasco.” Please write “St. Jude” in the memo spot on your check.
For more information contact Carrasco at (662) 714-6801. Other contact numbers are (662) 709-0731, (662) 202-4630 or (662) 816-0032.
Door entry is $5 per person and concessions will be available.

Hopewell Church Seeks Donations For Cemetery Upkeep
The church family at Hopewell Church would like to remind the community that Hopewell Cemetery operates only on donations. They would like to thank everyone who has sent in donations in the past. Currently donations are sparse, and you can help out with a donation in memory and honor of your loved ones that were laid to rest in the cemetery.
The donations are a special way to honor your loved ones and help keep the cemetery operating. To donate, make your checks out to Hopewell cemetery and write your loved one’s name in the check memo. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 122, Water Valley, MS, 38965.

Birdhouse Program Planned At VEC on April 17
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a birdhouse program on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
Youth and adults will use outdoor paints to decorate birdhouses made from gourds. Anyone participating in these activities should wear appropriate clothing for the crafts.
Pre-registration is required, and programs will be limited to 20 participants each day. The programs will be held out outdoors, weather permitting.  The event is free with the price of admission. Admission is $2.50 for adults (ages 18-59) and $2 for youth (ages 3-17) and adults over 60. For additional information, or to pre-register for the event, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
The VEC, part of the MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery, is located in Yalobusha County at the Enid exit off I-55.

Preparations Are Underway For Class Of 1971’s 50th Anniversary
Members of the Water Valley High School Class of 1971 are making plans for their 50th class reunion. The event will be held on Saturday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Colonel White’s Landing. The cost is $25 per person. Please mail payment to: Class of 1971, P.O. Box 947, Water Valley, MS, 38965.

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