Notice for Bids for Surplus Property

The Board of Supervisors of Winston County, Mississippi will receive plainly marked, sealed and identified competitive bids to be filed with the Chancery Clerk at the Winston County Courthouse, Louisville, Mississippi, until ten o'clock (10:00) on Monday, December 18, 2017, and opened immediately thereafter, for the following firearm lot consisting of the following items:

1. Seized weapons
2. 5 Glock 35 40 cal pistols
3. 1 Clock 22 40 pistol


More information may be obtained by contacting the Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881.



35th Annual Drive Thru Flower Ridge Church

35th Annual Drive Thru Flower Ridge Church Dec. 22nd and 23rd. 6 pm to 8 pm each night. Come see the story of Jesus' birth unfold before your eyes as the Angels appear to tell the news to the world. For more information you may contact Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 or Bro. Bryan Carrubba at 662-773-6910.

Walk-A-Weigh Program Focuses on Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Chronic Disease Control and Prevention

Walk-a-Weigh, an award-winning weight control program emphasizing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating will be offered by the Winston County Mississippi State University Extension Service.

“The Dietary Guidelines emphasize that long-term weight loss is a combination of healthy eating AND regular physical activity,” according to Connie Crawley, nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “Also, risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease are reduced when people are physically active most days of the week. Even those who already have chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes control them better when they eat healthy foods and get active.”

The Walk-a-Weigh Program will begin January 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm the Winston County Extension Office. Classes will meet weekly through March 27, 2018. They will be led by Tracy Gregory, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent. Each session will feature a brief presentation on some aspect of weight control and wellness along with a sampling of a lower calorie recipe and time for the group to exercise together. PRE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST! Pre-registration will be held beginning on Monday, November 20 and will continue through Tuesday, January 9 at the Winston County Extension Office located at 155 Vance Street. A fee of $10 will be required to cover the cost of supplies. Check may be made payable to MSU-EXT

Participants will also be encouraged to walk as teams between sessions. For more information call 662-773-3091. The deadline for enrollment is Tuesday, January 9.

REPM Meeting - Dec.14

Retired Educational Personnel of Mississippi will meet Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. Joan Agent will be the guest speaker. Please bring canned goods to be given to the FUMC Pantry. For further information, call 662-773-9343.

Christmas Cacti Care - Dec.13

Pat Hill, Cacti Grower Comes to Louisville Wednesday
By Elmetra Patterson

Winston County Master Gardeners attended a Christmas Cacti Exhibit with Dennis Reginelli, Regional Agronomic Specialist in Brooksville, MS, December 7, 2017.  Pat Hill, a Master Gardener of Noxubee County, lectured about the more than 30 Christmas Cacti that she has grown – with some more than 20 years of age. They are of all colors, ages and shapes.  She and Dennis lectured on how to care for Christmas Cacti.  Pat is bringing part of her exhibit and will lecture at the Winston County Extension Office, 155 Vance Street, Louisville, MS on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 -3:00 p.m. The Winston County Master Gardeners will provide refreshments. For more information, please call 662.773-3091.
Pat Hill, Master Gardener of Noxubee County, Christmas Cacti grower
(Photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)
Pat Hill, Master Gardener of Noxubee County, Christmas Cacti grower

(Photo courtesy of Rebecca Bryd Gravett)

December is "Math Matters" Month

December is "Math Matters" month at the Louisville Municipal Schools Family Center. Students and parents are invited to view the variety of math resources available at the center to help students excel in school. The Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am til 4:00 pm. For more information call: 662-773-4018.

Winston Co. Library Author Event - Linda Williams Jackson - Dec.16

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


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

James Patterson – Haunted Nelson DeMille – The Cuban Affair
Michael Connolly – Two Kinds of Truth Danielle Steel - Fairytale
Lee Child – The Midnight Line John Sandford – Deep Freeze
Vince Flynn – Enemy of  the State Iris Johansen – Mind Games
Karen Kingsbury – In This Moment Faye Kellerman – Killing Season
John Grisham – The Rooster Bar Wilbur Smith – The Tiger’s Prey
Anne Perry – A Christmas Return Sherryl Woods – Lilac Lane
Alice Hoffman – The Rules of Magic Alice McDermott – The Ninth Hour C:\Users\loulibr\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2OVIL1EA\fall_22[1].jpg
Sharyn McCrumb – The Unquiet Grave Bella Andre – You Do Something To Me
Mary Monroe – The Devil You Know Catherine Anderson – The Christmas Room
V. C. Andrews – Shattered  Memories Salman Rushdie – The Golden Hour
Mary Higgins Clark – Every Breath You Take Stuart Woods – Quick & Dirty
Fredrik Backman – Britt-Marie Was Here Leslie Meier – Turkey Trot Murders

Jesmyn Ware – Sing, Unburied, Sing John Le CarrĂ© – A Legacy of Spies
Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere Tom Hanks – Uncommon Type
Ruth Ware – In A Dark, Dark Wood

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

Christmas With Southern  Living 2017
The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Come and Get It! – Ree Drummond
Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson
Sisters First – Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Bush
Torn Asunder: Recovering From Extra-marital Affairs – Dave Carder
How We Came Apart – Van Jones
Raising Trump – Ivana Trump
Be Fierce – Gretchen Carlson
Captial Gaines – Chip Gaines
Rossen to the Rescue – Jeff Rossen
Grant – Ron Chernow
The TB12 Method – Tom Brady
Consumer Report Buying Guide 2017
Killing England – Bill O’Reilly

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Library Holiday Closing Dates

The Winston County Library will be closed on November 23, 24, & 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). They will re-open at 8:30 am on Monday, November 27.

Triumphant Word Center Church Services

The Triumphant Word Center 

The Pastor is Diane Sims.  Order of services: Sunday School  -  10:00 am; Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 am; Bible Study Tuesday - 6:00 pm.  

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) will hold meetings there twice monthly – 1st and 2nd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. 
For more information about NA, please call Charles Bouie at 662-736-0096.

Triumphant Word Center Church In Need Of Chairs

The April. 2014 tornado destroyed Triumphant Word Center Church. God blessed and now the doors are open to praise the Lord.

We are now presenting a Chair Drive for the sanctuary.

Folding chairs, Flash Furniture Hercules Series Premium Curved Triple Braced and Double Hinged Fabric Upholstered Metal Folding Chair, Black in color $19.78 per chair, purchased at Walmart stores.

Your donation will be greatly appreciated and there will always be a seat just for you in this house of worship.

Please make your check payable to Triumphant Word Center and mail to Pastor Diane Sims, 18311 E. John C. Stennis Dr., Louisville, MS 39339 or you may purchase the chair(s) personally at Walmart stores and present them to the church.

Yours in Jesus Christ Service,
Pastor Diane Sims

For more information please contact Mother Terrell at 662-242-4251 or Pastor Diane Sims at 662-425-0890.

Louisville Christmas Parade Entry Form

The Louisville Christmas Parade will be held December 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM. To enter a float in the parade please Click here to download Christmas Parade Entry Form or you may stop by the Chamber office. Deadline for entry is November 30, 2017.

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.

Cultivating Patch Looking for Growers

We are excited to announce that we have several raised beds (4 feet by 12 feet) available at the cultivating patch across the street from the Winston County Extension Office. This garden is an educational garden and is used as a teaching tool to help others learn how to grow and produce fresh, healthy food in a thriving environment. These raised beds will be available on September 26, 2017. All growers will complete a formal training program before they are assigned an educational bed.

If you are interested, please contact the Winston County Extension Office at 662-773-3091.

Sheriff's Dept. Accepting Sealed Bids

The Winston County Sheriff's Department is accepting sealed bids on the following:

1994 GMC Sierra 1500 truck 350 v8
212240 miles - rebuilt engine has around 20,000 miles.
Air conditioning and 4 wheel drive in good working order.
Good tires, engine and transmission in good working order.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Winston County Chancery Clerk's Office until 10:0 am on October 2, 2017. Reserves the right to reject all bids.

Contact the Winston County Sheriff's Department at 662-773-5881 or the Maintenance Department at WCCRCF at 662-773-2528 for more information.