Friends of Noxubee Refuge Holiday Gathering-Dec 3

The Friends of Noxubee Refuge deeply appreciate the many people that work with them in so many ways to make the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as great place for wildlife and visitors. They would like to invite you to come celebrate our successes with them as the calendar year closes. As is now their tradition, they are inviting all employees, past, present, currently working and those retired, all volunteers and Friends, and our many partners to their annual Holiday Social Potluck dinner to be held at the Larry Box Conservation Center on Saturday, December 3. If able, they ask you bring a dish to share and if you wish to participate in their Dirty Santa gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift (family appropriate and something you would like to get) having value of $10 or less. They’ll start gathering at 5 P.M. and begin dinner no later than 5:30 PM. Again, anyone who has helped out at the refuge is invited, so they encourage you to share this message with others. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

All members of Friends of Noxubee Refuge are invited! (Or come and pay your dues at the gathering.) This is always a fun event and a way to get to know the staff of the refuge and see the folks that they are helping as Friends of the Refuge.

Public Invited to Reed's Service to County Celebration-Dec 16

The Winston Co. Courthouse would like to invite the public to join them in celebrating District Five Election Commissioner, Mary Reed’s 25 years of service to Winston County. The celebration will be held at the Courthouse Boardroom on December 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M.

Democratic Committee Meeting Dec. 10

Winston County Democratic Committee will meet December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Courtroom of the Courthouse.

Winston Co. Democratic Committee Meeting-Dec 10

Winston Co. Democratic Committee will meet December 10,2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the courtroom of The Courthouse.

Family Center Parent Workshop

December is "Financial Awareness" month at the Family Center. The workshop will inform parents about financial resources or services and educate us on how to be financially secure.  Representatives from Hope Credit Union will present our informative workshop. A brown bag lunch will be provided for their guests. Please come and be informed. Any questions, please call them at 662-773-4018.

Pre-K - 12th Grade Parents
December 8, 2016
Family Center
12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M.
Presenters: Hope Credit Representatives

Carl Jackson "Home for Christmas" Dec. 10

Friends of Noxubee RefugeMembership Meeting--Dec 1

The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold a Membership Meeting on Thursday December 1 at 6:30 in the Refuge Visitor Center. Mitizi Reed, a biologist with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will present "The Importance of Nature to Choctaw Indians." The public is invited.

REPM Meeting--Dec. 1

Date: December 1, 2016
Place: Lake Tiak O Khata
Time: 11:00 AM
Program: Food, fellowship, fun & singing
Featuring the Noxapater Singers ( Merle Burrage & Helen Webb )
Be sure to bring can goods for the needy!

Christmas Parade Entry Form

The Louisville Christmas Parade will be held December 5th at 5:30 pm. If you would like to participate in the parade this year you can download the entry form by clicking here.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

Karen Kingsbury – A Baxter Family Christmas 
Meg Cabot – The Boy Is Back
Jefferson Bass – Without Mercy
Beth Harbison – A Shoe Addict’s Christmas
Mary Jane Davidson – Undead and Done
Elin Hildebrand – Winter Storms
Wanda Brunstetter – The Christmas Secret
Iris Johansen – Night Watch
Stuart Woods – Sex, Lies and Serious Money
Preston & Child – The Obsidian Chamber
Janet Dailey – Sunrise Canyon
David Rosenfelt – Twelve Dogs of Christmas
Carl Weber – The Doctor Is In
Alex Kava – Reckless Creed
Kent Haruf – Our Souls At Night
Carolyn Hart – Ghost Times Two
Diana Palmer – Denim and Lace
Tana French – The Trespasser
W. E. B. Griffin – Broken Trust
Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things
Charlaine Harris – All The Little Liars
Laurrell K. Hamilton – Crimson Death
Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones Baby
Newt Gingrich – Treason
Lauraine Snelling – From This Day Forward
Keisha Ervin – Kingpins: St. Louis
Donna Vanliere – The Christmas Town
James Patterson – Kill Or Be Killed
John Sandford – Escape Clause
Michael Connelly – The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Vince Flynn – Order To Kill

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels – N. T. Wright
Around The Way Girl – Taraj P. Henson
My Own Words – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Forward – Amy Wambach
Side By Side: Moonshine and Murder in Mississippi – T. J. Ray
Guy Fieri Family Cookbook
Shoe Dog: A Memoir By the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight
Courageous Faith – Charles Stanley
The Hattie’s Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes
Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi – J. Lee Annis, Jr.
2016 Christmas With Southern Living
Acadian Table: Cajun & reole Home Cooking From The Heart of Louisiana
The Magnolia Story – Chip & JoAnna Gaines
The Shooters Bible – 108th Edition
Thin Better, Live Better – Joel O’Steen

Great Christmas Gift Idea!!

Looking for a great Christmas Gift for the person who has everything?  "Murder In Rural Hill"
written by W.W. McCully, would be that perfect gift. The book is written about the unsolved murder of Janie Sharp in 1910. Books are on sale now at Stephanie's Shenanigans, Barbara's Place, the Winston County Library and Winston Web News. The cost is only $15. If you would like your book autographed, stop by WWN, located at 116 S. Columbus, next to Louisville Utilities.

Louisville Christmas Parade is Quickly Approaching

The Louisville Christmas Parade will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.. The theme is “12 Days of Christmas” Pick one day or incorporated them all! The Louisville Coliseum will be available for float decorating on:Wednesday, November 30, Thursday, December 1, Friday December 2 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Please call the Chamber Office at 662-773-3921 for more information or if you have a question.

Check Us Out!!

November is "Check Us Out" month at the Family Center. We have relocated the Family Center to Building D at Fair Elementary. The Family Center Staff are looking forward to sharing our educational resources and services with you. Please come and check us out Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. in Building D at Fair Elementary. Each Thursday, we will provide a tour of the Family Center and a door prize will be given to the lucky winner. For additional information, please call us at 773-4018!

Jr. Auxiliary Angel Tree

"The Annual Angel Tree has started for 2016. The Angels are at the Winston County Library. They range from infant to teens. Please help the needy children in Winston County, by adopting an Angel today!
All Angels need to be adopted and delivered to the Winston County Chamber Office beginning November 14th thru December 2nd, 2016. Drop off times will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Office closes from 12:00 til 1:30 each day for lunch.

All names have been selected for this year, we aren't taking any more names/nominations.

Thanks for helping the Louisville Junior Auxiliary!"

Burn Ban Reminder!!

Winston County including the City of Louisville is currently under a burn ban until further notice. FYI any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burn ban is guilty of a misdemeanor offense, and may be fined no less than $100.00 and no more than $500.00. Section 49-19-351 of MS Code of 1972, as amended.

Current dry conditions across much of the state has resulted in a number of counties issuing a similar ban.

Carl Jackson Concert-Dec 10

Tickets for the Carl Jackson Concert will go on sale Oct 3.

2016 Winston County NAACP Election Process

Report of Nominating Committee, Receipt of Nominations by Petition and election of Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1st may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to October meeting.

The election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required.

Contact: Charles R. Hampton 662-803-0635