Sponsors, People Needed For World Record Attempt

By David Howell Editor WATER VALLEY – Work continues to stage the monumental effort to break a Guinness World Record for the Largest Watermelon Eating Contest as part of the 50th Watermelon Carnival activities. The contest comes at the end of the weekend lineup and starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Crawford…

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Queen And Court Will Reign Over 50th Carnival

WATER VALLEY – Queen Carlye Washington will reign over the grand festivities of the 50th Water Valley Watermelon Carnival on Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, 2019.  She and her court will be presented on Thursday night, August 1st at the Water Valley Town and Country Garden Club’s 26th Annual Music Festival in the Civic Auditorium…

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County Records Three Percent Increase For 2019 Tax Roll

By John Howell Herald Contributor COFFEEVILLE – Yalobusha Tax Assessor/Collector Linda Shuffield presented the 2019 Total Land and Personal Roll Value to supervisors Monday during a three-hour first Monday meeting at the Coffeeville courthouse. The assessor’s presentation is an annual event that triggers the county’s budgeting for the 2020 fiscal year. Supervisors will use the…

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Supervisors May Change Paving Requirement For Mobile Home Park

  WATER VALLEY – Yalobusha supervisors at their Monday meeting appeared receptive to changing a guideline adopted in January that would require pavement for a manufactured home park in an unincorporated area of the county.  Andy Paul, who proposes to develop lots for manufactured homes in a 3.37 acre tract on County Road 105, met…

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Living Well In Yalobusha County

The summer is passing by way too fast!  I look up and wonder where in the world did May and June go?  One thing that signals that the summer is half way over is the fact the 4-H Contests are nearly over.  Yalobusha County hosted the North Half 4-H Cookout Contest last week.   We…

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Kyle’s News & Reviews In Agriculture

This will be a short week for us at the Extension office, we will be closed Thursday and Friday to celebrate Independence Day or Fourth of July.  The July Fourth holiday is when most normal families that go on summer vacations, usually to the beach.  I have only been normal one time in my life…

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Hill Country Living

Its finally July and I have to give a big congratulations to all the parents and siblings who survived little league baseball season. We did it! You can finally socialize again, parents. Remember your friends who used to invite you for happy hour or church socials?  Well, more than likely they’ve forgotten you exist at…

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Street Talk

My sister Peggy lives in Safety Harbor, Florida. It is a small town of 17,000 at the top of Tampa Bay. The much bigger towns of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa are nearby. She has a nice old style ranch house a couple of blocks from the water, several moss draped live oaks shade her…

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Betty’s Week

On Tuesday of last week, I arrived home to find a freshly mowed lawn, courtesy of my wonderful brothers, and a cool house. I had forgotten to call Scott Russell of North Mississippi Mechanical, who takes care of my heating and air, to come by and check my air conditioner so I could turn it…

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Obituaries 06/27/19

Vera Mae Coker Ard COURTLAND—Vera Mae Coker Ard, age 81, of Courtland, died peacefully Saturday, June 22, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. Born July 21, 1937, in Quitman County, she was a daughter of the late Odell and Vernie Bonner Coker. Spending time in her flower garden was a tremendous passion, but …

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