Winston Guards - UDC - Meet Nov 6

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy , will meet Monday, November 6, 2017, at 5:30 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For further information, call 662-773-9343.

Dial-A-Story - Oct. 17-24

Friends of Noxubee Refuge Specialty Car Tag

The Friends of Noxubee Refuge have created a specialty car tag that allows you to show your support of Wildlife Refuges. The Friends are now accepting applications. For the initial 300 applicants, Friends will pay the specialty tag fee of $31 for the first year for those first 300 applicants.

What does the tag look like? Check out the application and you'll see it there along with some additional information.

As you probably know, when you purchase a specialty license plate, you pay your regular vehicle tag fee plus a $31 fee. It is this fee that Friends will pay for you for your first year's tag. Subsequent years, you would pay the $31 fee, but of that amount $24 will be tax deductible as a donation to Friends. So not only will you be supporting Wildlife Refuges in general but making a contribution to Friends of Noxubee as well.

To access a copy of the application, please go to the Friends website at

Thank you for supporting this project as we continue to find ways to help the Refuge maintain its public-use areas that we all enjoy.

Breakfast at Bluff Lake, Come Join The Refuge

Our next Behind-the-Scene Member Event will be occurring on Saturday, October 21, from 6 AM to 8 AM, when we join Refuge Manager Steve Reagan for a peaceful morning on the back deck of the visitor center. Together we will watch and listen as Bluff Lake awakens. Compared to some of our previous adventures this will be a very relaxing event. Bring a breakfast, maybe something to share. The refuge will provide coffee, wildlife and the view.

If you are not already a member of Friends of the Refuge, come and we'll have membership forms available. Hope to see you Saturday morning, October 21 - early - 6:00 AM!

Canoe Day At Refuge - Oct. 21

Canoeing will be held on Noxubee Refuge's Bluff Lake on Saturday October 21 from 9 am until 3 pm. Canoes, kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be available free of charge. Call 323-5548 for more information.

Oktoberfest at East Louisville Baptist Church - Oct 29

Historical Society Book Signing - Oct 18

The Winston County Geneaological & Historical Society will release our new book, Winston County, Mississippi, Tombstone Inscriptions, 1993 - 2015, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The Friends of the Winston County Library will sponsor a book signing from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.  Copies of the book will be available for sale at that time. As a convenience to attendees, a sack lunch will be provided.

This book is an update to Louis Taunton’s Cemetery book that ended with burials in 1992. David Holder and his team of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the last four years to bring this book to publication. It will be on sale at the book event on October 18th and at the library after this date.

Dial-A-Story - Oct 10-17

Benefit - Don Chancellor - Oct 28

Relay For Life Boo Bee Bingo - Oct. 15

Who doesn't love a good Bingo game!!!! Join us on Sunday, October 15 for Boo Bee Bingo! This is a fundraiser for our local Relay For Life chapter. To play it's only $5 per card but donations of course are graciously accepted and appreciated. We ask that you pay your $5 per card through PayPal, use the friends and family option so we don't have fees - OR can drop off at Haughty Heifer on corner of Main Street and South Church Avenue in Louisville. This reserves your chair and card plus gives us an accurate head count. Additional cards can be purchased for $5 each or donation. We will have hundreds of dollars in amazing prizes to give away with our grand prize being worth over $200!!!!! We want everyone to come out and have a blast while we promote breast cancer awareness. We will have an optional costume contest so get creative and come dressed to have a blast - great prizes will be awarded for this too! What adult doesn't want to dress up and have fun!!!!! We will award cutest costume, most creative, funniest costume and more!!!! This event is open to all ages - all and residents of ALL Counties. So invite your friends and let's have a great time playing Boo Bee Bingo!!!!

WMC Health Fair Going On Now!!!

Oktibbeha Audubon Society to Meet Oct. 12

The Oktibbeha Audubon Society will meet Thursday October 12 at 7:00 pm in MSU's Clay Lyle Entomology Building. Dr. Jeff Harris will present "eBird a Platform for Recording and Sharing Birding Observations and Checklists." The public is invited.

Winston County Ducks Unlimited "21" Gun Bash

The Winston County Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash will be held at Lake Tiak-O'Khata in the Pine Ridge Lodge on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 p.m. . For more information, please call:

Allen: 662-773-8271
Mitch: 662-773-8008
Stanley: 662-803-1919
Harry: 662-803-0403

Pam Hillman Book Signing at Library - Oct. 17

HarvestFest at Dean Park - Oct. 7

Join the fun at HarvestFest at Dean Park
By Elmetra Patterson
Sunshine Boys of Louisville (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

Friends of Dean Park, Inc. is sponsoring its 9th Annual HarvestFest at Dean Park, 3850 HWY 15 South, Louisville, MS, on Saturday October 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, jumpers, games and a cake walk.  A $1.00 donation is requested at the gate by adults.

Gospel and Contemporary Music will be performed with special guest The Sunshine Boys.  Our DJ ‘Jump’ (Harvey Hampton) is back again this year with dance and listening music.

Raffle Prizes: Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing will be at 6:00 p.m.
1st Prize - One night for 2, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 @ Lake Tiak-O-Khata
2nd Prize - $100. Cash
3rd Prize – An Outdoor Double Propane Heater – Fair Oil Company
4th Prize - $50. Gift Certificate - Vowell’s Marketplace

For information, please contact: Richard Moncrief 662.736-3323 or Elmetra Patterson, 510.672-2106

LMSD Family Center Events for October