Dial A Story- Aug 23-29

Winston County Library
August 23, 2017 – August 29, 2017
Ny’Jayla Thames
Louisville Elementary 4th grade

Children can call Dial-A-Story 24 hours a day and listen to a new story each week. Dial-A-Story is made possible by funding from Mid-Miss Regional Library System

UDC Meeting-Sept 4

Winston Guards#2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet Monday, September 4, 2017, at 5:30, at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For further information, call 662-773-9343.

Free Medicare Education Class

You’re Invited!
Free Medicare Education Class
Do you know the A, B, C & D’s of Medicare?

We are pleased to invite you to a free Medicare educational meeting conducted by Benefit Advisors specializing in Medicare. You can expect to better understand your options as you become eligible for your Medicare benefits. We will cover the following information from the official Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services handbooks:
- Defining Medicare and it’s parts
- How and when to enroll in Medicare, as well as what happens if you are already on Medicare and Turning 65
- When you are allowed to change plans (Annual Enrollment and Special Enrollment Periods)
- Medicare Health Plan Coverage Choices (Medicare Supplement & Medicare Advantage Plans)
- Prescription Drug Plans
- Do I qualify for extra help with my premiums? How do I apply?
- What if I plan to keep working? What if my spouse isn’t on Medicare?
These are just some of the topics we will cover and we will give you simple, straightforward answers to your questions. The meeting lasts approximately 1 hour and will include some Q&A as well.

E-911 Dispatcher Needed

Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, Mississippi is now taking applications for employment to fill the position of full-time E-911 Dispatcher with the Louisville/Winston County E-911 Service. Job description and requirements are available upon request at the City Clerk’s Office. Applications may be filed at City Hall, 200 South Church Avenue, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A. M. on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Junior Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament-Sept 23

First Annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament, silent auction and raffle will be Saturday September 23rd at Louisville Country Club. It will be $50 per player. The deadline to sign up is September 18th. Contact K. Smith at 662-736-3198 or C. Forsythe at 662-769-9116 for more information.

Highpoint Neighborhood Watch Meeting-Aug 24

Highpoint Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be held at the Highpoint Fire Department on Thursday night, August 24 at 7 p.m.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library-August 2017

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

  • Daniel Silva – House of Spies
  • Brad Thor – Use of Force
  • Mark Billingham – Love Like Blood
  • John Connelly – A Game of Ghosts
  • James Patterson – Murder Games
  • John Gilstrap – Final Target
  • Anne Holt – Odd Numbers
  • Johanna Lindsey – Beautiful Tempest
  • Julie Garwood – Wired
  • Lis Wiehl – The Separatists
  • Kathy Reichs – Two Nights
  • Suzanne Brockman – Some Kind of Hero
  • Ashley Antoinette – Luxe 2
  • Michael Phillips – The Legacy
  • Angela Hunt – Egypt’s Sister
  • Dorothy Garlock – The Nearness of You
  • Carolyn Haines – The House of Memory
  • Ace Atkins – The Fallen
  • C. J. Box – Paradise Valley
  • Jeff Abbott – Blame
  • Iris Johansen – Look Behind You
  • Michael Connelly – The Late Show
  • Karen Robards – The Ultimatum

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

  • Understanding Trump – Newt Gingrich
  • The Gulf: The Making of a Sea – Jack E. Davis
  • Obama: The Call of History – Peter Baker
  • Mojo Triangle Travel: Memphis, Tupelo, Nashville, Natchez Trace,The Mississippi Delta, Muscle Shoals, Jackson and New Orleans - Mardi Allen

Urban Wisdom Club Looking for Sponsors/Donations

The Urban Wisdom Club is a non-profit organization based out of Louisville, Mississippi. We are
seeking to reach out to young males ages 5-18 in an attempt to guide them, teach them humility, and update them on the current necessities they will need to transform into men in this day in age.  We are encouraging young men that are lacking a real male role model to join our club.  Our mission is to reach the adolescents of our community in an attempt to guide them in the proper direction of growing into respectable young men. We want to make a difference and start here in our home town where we see a dire need. To do this, we need sponsors/donations to help provide necessary items we will need to help progress throughout our journey.  We the founders of The Urban Wisdom Club, are requesting for your sponsorship/donation for this organization. It is a great cause for the community and we would love to have you as a sponsor. We look forward to having you on our team.

If you would like to become a sponsor or make a donation, please contact one of the founders of The Urban Wisdom Club listed below.

Jarrius Carter - 662-736-2803
Kylan Harris – 662-803-5384 
Isaiah Woods – 662-803-8725

Quick Bites & More - August 2017

Quick Bites programs are offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service and
provide information in a wide variety of topics through interactive video. The programs are held
during lunch (12-1) on Thursdays. Sessions will be held in Bost 409 for those who are on campus.
Contact your county office to participate via interactive video.

August 3, 2017
X-cellence in Design
Lynette McDougald - Instructor
Plant & Soil Sciences
Lynette has returned from AIFD (American Institute of Floral
Design) and is going to share X-traordinary flowers and X-citing
design tips.

August 10, 2017
Back to School Tips for Parents
Lori Matzek - Extension Associate
Center for Technology Outreach
The start of a new school year can be a time of excitement, as well
as anxiousness, for students and parents. In this presentation learn
strategies and ideas for preparing for school, lessening anxiety, and
making this academic year successful!
Back to School Tips for Parents

August 24, 2017
Packing Safe & Healthy Lunches
Janet Jolly - County Director - Nutrition
Marshall County
What’s for lunch? School is back in session and lunches are
packed! Janet will discuss keeping lunches safe, packing
healthy lunches according MyPlate, and adding some fun to

August 31, 2017
What is 4-H? How Can You Get Involved?
Jennifer Williams - Extension Agent II
Lincoln County
4-H provides students with opportunities to learn by doing. Kids can experience hands-on projects through in-school and after-school programs. Join Jennifer to learn how to get involved in 4-H.

County offices may sign up for these programs by going to: http://techoutreach.msucares.com/distance-education to use the
online county sign up system, or email us at DistanceEd@ext.msstate.edu, or call our office.

BGR Accepting Applications

BGR is currently accepting applications for girls 6-12th grade . The next book and activities begin in August including a field trip to the Mississippi Book Festival where they will meet the author of the book they are reading and meet the Library of Congress. BGR is a year around book club that meet twice per month, serving Winston county. The girls participate in a variety of activities, educational field trips, visited by community leaders, and the girls do community service work.  BGR is a component of THE MALACHI PROJECT YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM, a local nonprofit Directed by Dr. Melissa Davis.The girls also participate in STEAM activities. This is a newly added component of BGR.  Facebook page containing all information: BLACK GIRLS READ MISSISSIPPI (those interested in donating or registering girls may inbox Dr. Davis or call 662-803-6940)

Volunteers Needed at The Noxubee Refuge Visitor For Sunday Afternoons

The Friends' Board would like to start opening the Refuge's Visitor Center on Sunday afternoons but to do so, they need volunteers to be at the front desk to greet and meet folks that might come in. And of course, they will train you in advance. The main requirement is that you have a love for the refuge and are willing to devote a few hours to help with this endeavor.

Until they know how many folks might volunteer, they don't know specifically how often or how long at the time any volunteer might be utilized. They just need "a show of hands" to get started!

If interested, please call the Visitor Center at (662) 323-5548. Thank You.

Extension Office In Need Of Sewing Machines

Sewing machines needed! If anyone has a portable sewing machine that is in good working condition that you would like to donate to the Extension office, they will be happy to take it. They have 4-Her's that are interested in learning to sew and volunteers willing to help them learn, but they do not have any  sewing machines. Please give them a call if you have one to donate. 773-3091 They can pick it up.

Library Storytime and Dial-A-Story Will Be a Blast!

The Winston County Library invites you to bring your child or children and join us the second Tuesday of each month for Storytime With Andrea. Storytime is from 9:30 – 10:30. Children will enjoy stories, music, games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treats and many more fun and educational activities. Also, parents, remember to call Dial-A-Story so your child can listen to a different fun story read by Miss Andrea or a surprise reader. The Dial-A-Story line is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and is free. If your child would like to be a Dial-A-Story reader, contact the library at 662-773-3212. Dial-A-Story is brought to you by the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System.

Winston County Library eBook PSA

Spring is around the corner, and along with spring and summer come travel plans and road trips.
Don’t forget to save room in your luggage by loading free eBooks from your local library onto your electronic devices.

Winston County Library Patrons with a library card can download free eBooks and audio books by using the Axis 360 app, which can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Simply install the app and find your library, which will be listed as Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System. You will be taken to a website with several lists featuring current Bestsellers in a number of categories.

Patrons may download 2 eBooks and begin reading. For more information, or for assistance in setting up the lending program, please call the Winston County Library 662-773-3212.

The Winston County Library New Dial-A-Story Promotion

The Winston County Library is starting new Dial-A-Story promotion. Dial-A-Story is a 24/7 story service brought to you by the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System and a Mississippi Library Commission LSTA Grant. This free program is aimed for an audience from pre-school age through fourth grade. However, anyone – old or young – can call and listen to a good story! The main purpose of the program is to acquaint children with reading and books and to get the attention of the non-interested child.

New Library Hours

The Winston County Library will now be open every Thursday from 8:30 – 12:00 to the public.  The change is being made effective January 22, 2013.