Help Me, I’m Lost!!

LOST! Please help me get back home!! My name is Fluffy. I got outside and got scared because it was storming on Wood Street, Water Valley. I am a Small Dark Grey Long Haired Tabby. Flea Collar, Fixed, Shots, Friendly, Scared. Indoor/Outdoor at our old home. Please call my Mommy at (901) 626-5167.

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Third Quarter Surge Wasn’t Enough For Blue Devil Comeback Against Wildcats

WATER VALLEY – A  27-point deficient headed into halftime proved too much in Friday’s game against the Calhoun City Wildcats despite a third-quarter, two-touchdown comeback attempt by the young Blue Devils squad. The third quarter push narrowed the Wildcat (1-2) lead to 13 points, 34-21, but the Blue Devils (1-1) were unable to find the…

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Read Food Labels To Identify Healthiest Foods

Reading food labels is the best way to purchase the healthiest foods for you and your family. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult, confusing, and even overwhelming to sort through the nutrition facts label. Food manufacturers often highlight health and nutrition on the front of packaging, ostensibly to make it easier for consumers to make…

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Homecoming Service Planned At Tillatoba Baptist Church Sunday

Homecoming at Tillatoba Baptist Church is Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Brother Ted Darby will bring our message. Due to remodeling in our sanctuary, worship will be in the fellowship hall.  No meal will be provided and the church family request to please wear a mask. Congratulations to Presley McMillian, who won first place…

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Lose Our History And We Lose Our Future

I was 14 years old in 1957 when the Russians launched Sputnik, the world’s first successful satellite, and I well remember the fervor that event generated in this country.  There was sudden fear that we were lagging behind our most menacing adversary. At the time, the fear certainly seemed justified since it was just the…

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Old Match Trick Would Have Been Welcomed

It’s a Wagner Week and here’s a letter to Ed from Minnie. I don’t know what the Peace Institute is and the letter didn’t have an envelope, so I couldn’t determined from what post office it was mailed. So that remains a mystery to me. I do know that Minnie’s fortune-telling match trick is something…

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Hope Remains For Passage Of HTC-GO Bill

Last week’s column was on federal and state historic tax credits (HTC). The HTCs are important as they have been and are currently being used in Water Valley to fix the most abandoned of our downtown buildings. It is no stretch to say that without these federal and state credits, those buildings would have remained…

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Obituaries 09/24/20

Frances Irene Gandy Brasher DRASCO, Ark. – Frances Irene Gandy Brasher, age 82, died at her home in Drasco, Ark. surrounded by her family. The service was held Saturday, Sept. 19, in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial was in Paris Cemetery. Frances was born to the late Lorene Dessaline Ganger Gandy and…

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Yalobusha Native Publishes Memoir

Al Price was born in Oakland, spent his childhood in Coffeeville, and graduated from Water Valley High School in 1959. A resident of Henderson, Tenn., he enjoys coming back to Yalobusha County for class reunions, the Watermelon Carnival, and to visit where he spent his growing-up years. This summer his memoir of those years has…

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