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Betty’s Week

Jim and I are working on Good Friday. He has papers to grade and I feel good – may not on Monday. I received my second round chemo on Thursday and it went well, even though they would not let Jimmie stay with me. She had to freeze in the waiting room, while I sat…

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How To Help Your Child Prepare For State Testing

School officials at Davidson Elementary School provided the following information to prepare your child for testing: 1. Please NO checkouts from now until the end of school, especially on state testing dates. Schedule appointments for after school if at all possible. 2. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.…

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Mark Your Calendar For The Spring Fling

Mark your calendar for a family fun day on May 8. Activities at the Spring Fling start at 10 a.m. at the Multi-purpose Building in Coffeeville. The line-up includes plenty of fun, food and games. Neighboring agencies will participate including the county’s EMS department (ambulances), Air Evac (helicopter), Oxford Police Department’s mounted patrol and many…

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Make Every Bite Count For Toddlers And Infants

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines provides recommendations for infants and toddlers, an age group not included since the 1985 edition. There is moderate or strong evidence that healthy eating from birth to 23 months can result in: Lower risk of overweight and obesity; Lower risk of type 1 diabetes; Adequate iron status and lower risk of…

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Hugs To All The Linemen Who Work So Hard For Us

A correction from last weeks news: It wasn’t Melissa Hammons Sturdivant’s birthday on March 27 as I stated. Melissa had a birthday February 27.  Sorry, Melissa, I had you doubling up on your age. What a night we had Saturday night. Electricity was off, sirens going and the wind, rain, lightening and thunder was strong!…

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Charlie’s Crop Was Looking Good In 1904

It’s a Wagner Week! Several weeks ago, I was happy to introduced a new character named “Charlie.” He worked for the Wagners at their home. I’m always so thrilled to find any mention of the people who worked for them because, for one, I care about all histories and for two, it’s rare they mention…

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TVA Donates $10,000 To Food Ministry

WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Electric Department has partnered with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to award Compassion Ministry a $10,000 donation. The hefty check from TVA’s Community Care Fund program will help the food ministry continue to serve the community during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The partnership initiative provides local power companies the opportunity…

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Sheriff’s Department Will Change Policy On Unlocking Vehicles

The Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department will no longer unlock vehicles except in emergency cases after April. Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported the policy change is effective May 1. The sheriff cited liability concerns as the primary reason for the change. “If a deputy damages a vehicle trying to unlock it, our insurance will…

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Primary Will Settle City Races

WATER VALLEY – Voters in Water Valley will go the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot in the Democratic Primary. There are 10 candidates and three contested races on the ballot, including the bid for mayor with incumbent Donald Gray and Terry Rockette competing for the city’s top elected position. The race is a rematch…

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Twisted Circuits Scores Team High During Northern League Championship

The Water Valley High School Twisted Circuits robotics team has competed in the Northern League of the Mississippi FIRST Tech Challenge remotely this year. Team members Peyton Ferguson, Jaelyn Isbell, Anika Olson and Kade Kuchta constructed a robot that can perform a variety of functions in two different modes. In autonomous mode: • Use a…

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