UDC Meeting - Feb 4

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet Monday, February 4, 2019, at 5:30, at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For more information, call 662-773-9343.

Revelation Bible Study - Jan. 27-30

Calvary Baptist Church Louisville Mississippi, located on Old Robinson Rd will hold a Revelation Bible Study with Dr. Kevin Meador January 27th-30th. Bible Study will at 11 AM and 6:30 PM on Sunday, January 27, 2019 and 6:30 PM Monday-Wednesday. All are invited.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


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

Louise Penny – Kingdom of the Blind
Adrianna Trigiani – Tony’s Wife
Patti Callahan – Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Robin Cook – Pandemic
W.E.B. Griffin – The Enemy of My Enemy
Joyce Carol Oates – Hazards of Time Travel
Laura Childs – Eggs on Ice
David Bunn – Moondust Lake
Louis L’Amour & Beau L’Amour – No Traveller Returns
Lauraine Snelling – A Season of Grace
Barbara Delinsky – Fulfillment
Karen Harper – Silent Screams
Brenda Novak – Before We Were Strangers
Robin Lee Hatcher – Who I Am Without You
Lisa Jewell – Watching You
James Lee Burke – The New Iberian Blues
Preston & Child – Verses for the Dead
Tracie Peterson – Under the Midnight Sun
Greer Hendricks – An Anonymous Girl
Helen Hardt – Undaunted
Tami Hoag – The Boy
Stuart Woods – A Delicate Touch
Jayne Ann Krentz – Untouchable

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

  • Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government – Paul Volker
  • The Dash Diet: Mediterranean Solution – Marla Heller
  • The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi – Timothy B.Smith
  • Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes
  • No Bloat Diet: 50 Low FODMAP Recipes to Flatten Your Tummy, Soothe Your Gut and Relieve IBS – Editors of Prevention Magazine
  • Angels: What the Bible Really Says About God’s Heavenly Host – Michael S. Heiser

Winston Garden Club Soup Sale - Jan.22

The Winston Garden Club will be serving vegetable soup and cornbread at the Winston County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM. Cost is $6.00 a bowl.

ECCC to Host High School Teams for Annual MLK Classic

The East Central Community College basketball programs are hosting the annual MLK Classic Saturday, Jan. 19, to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

The MLK Classic will be held in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the Decatur campus. Admission is $8 per person.

The schedule includes Sebastopol vs. Nanih Waiya (girls), Noon; Sebastopol vs. Nanih Waiya (boys), 1:30 p.m.; Tupelo vs. Harrison Central (boys), 3 p.m., Seminary vs. East Marion (boys) 4:30 p.m., Northeast Lauderdale vs. Pascagoula (boys), 6 p.m., and Newton County vs. Southeast Lauderdale (boys), 7:30 p.m.

Pilot Club of Louisville Pageant Registration Deadline

The Pilot Club of Louisville has planned its annual Pilot Club Pageant for March 30, 2019 and will be held in the Louisville High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. There will be an entry fee at the door and programs will be available to purchase.

This year's the theme will be "An Elegant Affair." The pageant is open to girls ages 4-18. The contestant MUST live in Winston County or attend a school in Winston County. The contestant cannot be married or have been married. The contestant cannot be a mother of a child or be pregnant with a child at the time of the pageant.

Contestants can pick up their registration forms at Renansant Bank and see Sherry Suttle/Shelia McMillin, or Bancorp South (Main Street location) and see Heather Thompson. The deadline to register is January 31, 2019.

Any person or business who wishes to purchase an ad for a contestant or a business is encouraged to do so. Contact Kristen Knox at 662-779-5121 or Brandi Krajewski 662-803-4039 to learn more about this. This is a special opportunity to support a child and program will be a great keepsake. Contestants are encouraged to sell ads. We will be giving the HEART OF PILOT AWARD this year in recognitition of the contestant who sells the most ads. The Pilot Club will also give scholarships to the older division. The ad forms will be included in the registration forms.

We will also be selling our annual t-shirts. If you are interested in purchasing a Pilot Club t-shirt, contact any Pilot Club member.

Mark your calendars now! Get registered!

Oktibbeha Audubon Society Meeting - Jan. 10

The Oktibbeha Audubon Society will meet Thursday January 10 at 7 pm in MSU's Clay Lyle Entomology Building. Dr. JoVonn Hill, a grasshopper expert at the Mississippi State University Insect Museum, will present Grassland Restoration efforts in the region.

Martin Luther King Celebration - Jan. 19

The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Saturday, January 19, 2019. This year’s program will be held in the Court Room of the Winston County Court House. The speaker will be Mr. Kevin Myles, NAACP Regional Director. The theme for this year’s event is
“Defeat Hate-VOTE”.

One of the main events for our 2019 celebration is a parade through the City of Louisville ending at the Court House. Participants will line up at 10:00 a.m. at the Louisville Coliseum for the parade, which will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. The parade entry fee is $5.00, and we are asking all entries be decorated. A parade registration form is attached for your convenience. Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Brenda Johnson at 662-773-5209 or Letitia Jackson at 662-803-2956 for information.

There will be a short program starting at 12:00 noon following the parade at the Court Room of the Winston County Court House, Louisville, MS. We look forward to the entire community coming out to help celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ECCC Women’s Soccer Hosting Spring ID Camp Feb. 17

East Central Community College head women’s soccer coach Ryan Joiner has announced the ECCC Spring ID Camp set for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at the Soccer Field on the campus in Decatur.

The ECCC Spring ID Camp is only for female soccer players in grades 8 through 12 (graduating classes of 2019-2023) and is an opportunity to be evaluated by college coaches and to train with other talented soccer players.

The camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $25 per participant and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Payment is due upon arrival at the camp

For more information, contact Joiner at rjoiner@eccc.edu or 228-219-0041. For a printable registration form, visit: www.ecccathletics.com.

UDC Meeting - Jan. 7

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy , will meet Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:30 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For more information, call 662-773-9343.

Make Your Own "Plush Pals" at the Winston County Library

Winston County Library Holiday Schedule

The Winston County Library will be closed Monday, Tues. and Wednesday, December 24, 25 and 26th for the Christmas Holidays.  They will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 8:30.

ECCC to Hold Spring 2019 Term Orientation Jan. 3

East Central Community College in Decatur will hold an Orientation Session Thursday, Jan. 3, for those new students who wish to attend ECCC during the spring 2019 semester and have yet to register for classes.

The Orientation will be from 9 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. beginning in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium. New students can begin signing in for the session at 8:30 a.m. Those participating will be welcomed by ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, and receive information on financial aid, admissions, housing and student activities, and discipline and security. Following a tutorial on registering for classes using the college’s myEC portal, new students will move to their programs of study to be advised by faculty and register for spring classes.

Following registration, students will tour the campus, weather permitting. New students will be able to acquire their student IDs, parking permits, and textbooks during Orientation. Students should bring a photo ID and their license plate number with them.

In order to attend the Orientation and register for spring term classes, students must complete three steps in admissions: ECCC Application for Admission (available online at www.eccc.edu); ACT or Accuplacer scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register for classes.

Students who have already satisfied all three steps in the admissions process will have received information from the Office of Admissions on how to register for the Orientation session on Jan. 3.

The Accuplacer exam may be taken to satisfy course placement requirements. Students may take the Accuplacer exam provided that they have applied, been admitted, or been enrolled at ECCC. Accuplacer exams are arranged by appointment and are given in the Success Center located in the Burton Library on ECCC’s Decatur campus. The cost is $20. To schedule a test, call 601-635-6346 or email misty.smith@eccc.edu. East Central will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Dec. 12, 2018, through Jan. 1, 2019.

Day and evening classes for the spring 2019 semester begin Monday, Jan. 7. The last day to register is Jan. 8.

Online courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. The last day to register for online classes is Jan. 23.

New students who have questions about their admissions status should contact the Office of Admissions at shollings@eccc.edu. For more information about the Orientation on Jan. 3, contact Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services at rlee@eccc.edu.

Cider Sippin' And Cookies With Santa - TODAY!!

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


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

  • Lee Child – Past Tense 
  • David Baldacci – Long Road to Mercy 
  • Vince Flynn – Red War 
  • Jeffrey Archer – Heads You Win 
  • Mary Higgins Clark – You Don’t Own Me 
  • Janet Evanovich – Look Alive Twenty-Five 
  • Clive Cussler – Sea of Greed 
  • Jessica Fletcher – Murder She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder 
  • Kate Wilhelm – Mirror, Mirror 
  • Elizabeth Berg – Night of Miracles 
  • J. A. McKevett – Murder in His Stocking 
  • George Pelacanos – The Man Who Came Uptown 
  • Lisa Unger – Under My Skin 
  • Sarah McCoy – Marilla of Green Gables 
  • Gena Showalter – Shadow and Ice 
  • JoAnn Ross – Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane 
  • Leslie Meier – Silver Anniversary Murder 
  • Elin Hilderbrand – Winter in Paradise 
  • Helen Hardt – Unchained 
  • Kate Atkinson – Transcription 
  • Leif Enger – Virgil Wander 
  • Heather Morris – The Tattooist of Auschwitz 
  • Mitch Albom – The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
   The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Cook Like a Pro – Ina Garten 
  • After-School Clubs for Kids 
  • My Mad Fat Diary – Rae Earl 
  • Black Klansman – Ron Stallworth 
  • Leadership in Turbulent Times – Doris Kearns Goodwin 
  • Nonprofit Fundraising 101 
  • Your Guide to the National Parks 
  • Grant Writing for Dummies 
  • This Will Only Hurt a Little Bit – Busy Phillips 
  • The Small Business Start-Up Kit – NOLO 
  • Full Disclosure – Stormy Daniels 
  • Hindsight & All the Things You Can’t See in Front of You – Justin Timberlake 
  • It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way – Lysa TTerkeurst 
  • Dr. Cobert’s Keto Zone Diet 
  • Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink 
  • Of Revolution – Tucker Carlson