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Cotton Pickin’ Blues

Blue Front Cafe

Cotton Pickin’ Blues at the Blue Front Cafe Wednesday, October 12 4pm-Until at the Blue Front Cafe 107 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia, MS 39040 Free Admission and live music by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation.  

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Old-School Cookout at the Blue Front Cafe

Blue Front Cafe

Old-School Cookout at the Blue Front Cafe Friday, October 7 5pm-Until at the Blue Front Cafe 107 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia, MS 39040 Free Admission, Live Music, and Food at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation.  

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Picnic in the Pasture

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Picnic in the Pasture Wells Ranch  933 Wells Road, Bentonia, MS 39040  Saturday, October 8, 2016  Noon until Dusk Bring your lawn chairs and fishing rods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the food and entertainment on the Ranch. Activities: Fishing Contest 1pm – 2:30pm, Gospel Music, Food, Horseback Riding, Fun Jump for Children ages 2 – 10, Games, Auction and other activities. Live Entertainment: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes “Blues Man” Al D Bop Min. Dorothy Kersh Rev. Viola Watson Pup Pup and many others! Donation: $6.00 Adult (18+) $2.00 Children age 12-17 $1.00 Children age 11 and younger Raffle Tickets $3.00: 1st prize $250 Visa Gift Card 2nd prize $100.00 Visa Gift Card Winners do not have to be present to win Contest: Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl For Adults and Children   Partially sponsored by J and T Enterprises and the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau For more information

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Yazoo City Town Hall Meeting

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Yazoo City Town Hall Meeting Please join the City of Yazoo City to discuss the future of Yazoo City with Mayor Diane Delaware and fellow citizens. Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:30 p.m. Yazoo City Community Complex 516 E Canal Street Yazoo City, MS 39194 The City of Yazoo City looks forward to discussing the future of Yazoo City with everyone who attends the meeting.

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Communities Talk: A Family-Community Forum to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse

Communities Talk drug and alcohol prevention event

Communities Talk: A Family-Community Forum to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Ricks Memorial Library – MCC Conference Center 310 North Main Street Hosted by Gateway MAP Coalition featuring Honorable James W. Kitchens Mississippi Supreme Court (Central District) Former District Attorney for Four Mississippi Counties and Attorney Andy Taggart Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC, Attorneys at Law Former Chief of Staff for Former Governor Kirk Fordice BOTH RENOWNED FAMILY-COMMUNITY LEADERS SHARING THEIR OWN PERSONAL STORIES REGARDING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE Along with Other Panelists/ Family, Health, Educational, Faith-Based, Business, Judicial and Law Enforcement Specialists including Teens/Youth Who Attend Yazoo’s Four Area High Schools- Benton Academy-Manchester Academy-Yazoo City High School-Yazoo County High School For information or more details, contact Millicent Ledbetter (Director) at 662-746-5712 or Gloria Elayne Owens (Community Resources/Prevention Specialist) at 662-528-6050.

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Yazoo Delta Half Marathon

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Yazoo Delta Half Marathon and 5K The Preservation Yazoo Foundation announced their Yazoo Delta Half Marathon! The race is Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in Yazoo City and includes a Half Marathon and 5K. Website for info and online registration of participants and volunteers: http://yazoodeltahalfmarathon.racesonline.com/home Hosted by Preservation Yazoo Foundation 5K: $30 now $40 day of race Half Marathon: $50 now $60 day of race Start 2 Finish Event management will handle registration, set up, timing, etc. John Noblin of Jackson is our event coordinator. The course will highlight historical landmarks of Yazoo City, including Glenwood Cemetery and the Witch’s grave, colorful Main Street and more! The event will benefit the Preservation Yazoo Foundation and their efforts to preserve and restore historical properties in Yazoo City, whose historic district was chosen in 2012 by This Old House Magazine as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” in the American South. Start

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More Yazoo County Civil War History

More Civil War History in Yazoo County, Mississippi In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating and making public on the web the following information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. This page includes the full text of the articles by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication to helping get this information to the public. Yazoo City and County have an active historical society. The following pages contain reprints of several articles from The Yazoo Herald which were published in the past for the Society about interesting events in our town and the surrounding area during the War Between the States.  

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Small Business Opportunities in the Gateway to the Delta

Yazoo City, the County seat of Yazoo County, is a great place to visit and a great place to do business! Learn about opportunities for small businesses from the Small Business Association (SBA) at this meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, starting at 9am. You can pre-register online at the link below. Small Business Opportunities in the Gateway to the Delta Thursday, July 28, 2016 McCoy Elementary School Auditorium 1835 School Dr, Yazoo City, MS 39194 9AM – Registration 10AM – Program Begins This event is FREE and open to the public! For more information, contact Rosetta Harris at rosetta.harris@sba.gov or Deborah Dean at deborah.dean@sba.gov CLICK HERE to Pre-Register Online Today!  

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Yazoo Day Thank You Reception

Yazoo Day Thank You Reception The Yazoo Hometowners Club – Chicago Chapter and the local Yazoo Hometowners Club will be hosting a Thank You Reception recognizing Yazooans who were honored during Yazoo Day 2015. This reception is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The reception will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 beginning at 6PM at Mary’s Happy Medium, 123 West Broadway, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

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Bentonia Blues Festival 2016

44th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival Recap The 44th-anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival was well attended. The crowd came from all over the United States and from across the globe to celebrate the unique Bentonia style of blues that can still be heard at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and on the Holmes farm on the 3rd Saturday each June. The week full of events included an album release party for Jimmy “Duck” Holmes new album, released by Blue Front Records, titled “It Is What It Is.” Musicians came from New York, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Orleans, to name a few, just to be able to perform for and jam with Yazoo’s own Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the Blue Front Cafe. The line-up for the festival on the Holmes farm north of Bentonia was equally as impressive, with performances by Sean Ardoin + Zydekool, Ms. Pleschette, Roosevelt Roberts Jr., Bill Abel & Cadillac

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