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Kristie Hartley and Beth Deloach, both from Tillatoba, set up a Yalobusha Cattlemen Association booth at the Watermelon Carnival and raised money for the association. Kristie and Beth are on the cattle board – Yalobusha’s finest! Martha Box has been a busy lady pitching in here and there to help out a few good friends…

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Looking Back In Yalobusha History

Herald Editor Jack Dale had gone off to war in 1942 and his wife had taken over his job. Many of the stories published by the newspaper had to do with the young men from Water Valley who were serving their country. In the Aug. 13 edition, Mrs. Dale penned a story about one young…

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Reviving Century-Old Watermelon Lore

If you noted the headline on the front page, the Watermelon Metropolis of the World, Amos Harvey revived the century-old brand for the 52nd Annual Watermelon Carnival. After years of wanting to share this history with the community, he decided to use the design for T-Shirts and other apparel to sell at the carnival. The…

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Tillatoba News

Congratulations to Jordan and Lacey Bell on their second baby boy. Jack Henry Bell made his appearance Friday, July 15 about mid-afternoon weighing seven pounds, one ounce. He was 20 and one-half inches long.  Welcoming his baby brother home was big brother, Wyatt. Phillip and Susan Bell and Hank and Ann Vaughn, all of Caledonia,…

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Dave’s World

The forecast shows triple digits Saturday but don’t worry, Water Valley Fire Chief Mark McGavock has thousands of gallons of water on the city’s pumper to cool things down. Saturday marks the First Annual Water Valley Fire and Police Fun Day for area youth. An exciting lineup of activities are scheduled including four bouncy houses,…

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Tillatoba News

I want to wish all you fathers a wonderful Father’s Day filled with a lot of love! I sure miss my daddy. He was a mother and father to us all of our young life. He’s gone now, but I know he has a extra jewel in his crown for all his hard work in…

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Betty’s Week

Hello everyone, it’s Son Jim filling in again for mother. Not a lot new to report this week. The doctors have changed some of her treatments again, and it seems to be helping with her strength issues. She’s also doing regular strength rehabilitation with a series of visiting nurses, and that also seems to be…

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Look Back In Yalobusha History

By Jack Gurner Lightning is thought to have started a fire that caused extensive damage to the historic Blackmur Hotel building early Saturday, June 12, 1982. The fire was discovered about 9:30 Saturday morning when a passersby noticed smoke coming from the third story of the old hotel building. The structure, which was built about…

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Dave’s World

It was a joyous time watching the 63 members of the Water Valley High School Class of 2022 receive their diplomas, turning the page for the next chapter in their life Thursday night. The stadium was packed as family and friends looked on proudly, the graduates had prevailed. A tough and resilient class also defined…

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