Louisville Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser - June 8

If you would like more information, would like to participate or become a sponsor, please contact either person listed on this flyer.

Tribute for Officers who have Lost Life in Line of Duty

This Sunday May 19,2019 at 2 pm Officers from the Louisville Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute to those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

This will be done state wide at this time on the Sunday ending National Police Week.

Friends of Noxubee Refuge Events

2019 Summer Library Program

“A Universe of Stories” 2019 Summer Library Program at the Library

The Winston County Library is getting ready for summer reading with three different programs; tiny tots, children, and teens. The theme for this summer is “A Universe of Stories” which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We have some great programs lined up that will be lots of fun!

The Tiny Tots program is opened to children ages 3-5. This program will be held each Monday in June from 9:30am-10:30am. Winston Children’s Librarian Andrea McHenry will entertain with stories, music, puppets, and crafts.

Children entering grades 1st- 5th are invited to come enjoy the fun programs planned for every Tuesday in June, starting with Magician Dorian LaChance June 4th at 4pm. The “Snakeman” Terry Vandeventer will be at the library June 11th at 2pm. Make sure to catch Stormin’ Bob Swanson, the singing weatherman on June 18th at 2pm. This is his first visit to the Winston County Library! We will wrap up our summer library program on June 25th with awards day at 2pm. After awards, we will have water day thanks to The Louisville Fire Department, snow cones from the Sugar Shack for $1.50, and the G & J Travelling Petting Zoo will be there! The grand prize for the reading program is a $50 gift card from Wal-Mart.

The Teen Program will be held each Monday afternoon in June at 2pm. The first program is June 3rd and we will be making DIY Galaxy Jars, June 10th will be DIY Galaxy shirt making. June 17th Dr. Angelle Tanner, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy from MSU will be at the library. The summer program will wrap up on June 24th with awards day.

Registration for the summer library program starts May 17th and will be open for several weeks. Only books checked out from the Winston County Library will be counted on your reading logs. Only parents or legal guardians can register children for the summer reading program. Children are encouraged to get a library card prior to the summer reading program. Children must be at least five years old to sign up for a library card. Any responsible adult 18 or older with a library card must complete the registration card and agree to assume responsibility for materials borrowed. For more information contact the library 662-773-3212.

“We are so fortunate to have local business to sponsor these wonderful programs each year”, said Librarian Beth Edwards. “Without them, we would not be able to have the high level of educational and entertaining programming that we offer.” “In addition to our corporate sponsors, the Louisville Banker’s Association is providing funding for reading prizes.”

East Louisville Baptist Church Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

East Louisville Baptist Church will be opening a food pantry and clothing closet to those in need in our community. They will open the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm. The church is located at 18270 East Main Street, Louisville. Contact number is 662-773-3683. For anyone in need, please bring a photo ID.


Family Law Legal Clinics for Self-Represented Litigants 
Qualified participants meet one-on-one with an attorney for free! 
Please bring any documents related to your case.

Choctaw and Winston Counties Family Law Clinic 

When: FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 
Time: 9:00 AM 
Where: Winston County Courthouse 154 S. Court Ave., Louisville, MS


Lunch and Learn at Winston Extension Office

The Winston Extension office is introducing a new program for 2019 that you may be interested in attending. The “Lunch and Learn” program will incorporate a broad array of educational topics that just about everyone can benefit.

The format is easy, we’ll meet just once monthly, each second Thursday at noon. You’ll bring your lunch and sit in on the topic, have lunch and learn something. Not only will you learn something, Lunch and Learn is great time to meet people in the community that may share the same interest, networking is an additional part of the program that expands the learning experience.

March’s program is “Office Exercise” and how you can burn calories, lose inches, and never leave your office. Recent research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle can be as harmful to an individual as smoking. Many of us have busy lives, and finding time to go the gym or working out after the workday is just not possible. But, if you have a lunch break, or can spare ten minutes twice a day at your office, this program will show you how to sneak that workout in and meet all your employer’s and family obligations.

So, put on your calendar, March 14th noon at the Winston Extension office, and let’s start a healthier lifestyle together.

Submitted By: Jim McAdory MSU Extension Agent, Winston County

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

These little angels from First Baptist Church Daycare stopped by the Winston County Library to listen to “The Cat In The Hat” in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (March 2nd).

Spring Beautification Day at Dean Park

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Spring Beautification Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Dean Park, HWY 15 South. Please bring a garden tool if you wish, such as a hoe, rake, shovel or carpenter tools to help repair the Raised Bed Gardens. Let us get the park beautiful and clean for the Spring and Summer activities.

Refreshments will be served. Beautification Day is sponsored by Friends of Dean Park, Inc. and Walmart. This will be a great opportunity for students and master gardeners to receive community service hours. It will be a time to socialized with friends and family as you provide a service to your community.

For additional information, please contact Elmetra Patterson 510-672-2106 or Richard Moncrief 662.736-3323. 

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

4-H Jump into Spring Sign Up


Notice is hereby given to all parties in interest or affected thereby of a public hearing to be held by the Zoning and Planning Board of the City of Louisville, Mississippi, relating to the request of R&D Properties, LLC to rezone from R-1 Single-Family Residential purposes to B-2 Commercial District purposes property located in the City of Louisville, County of Winston, State of Mississippi, having a street address of 15636 West Main Street, Louisville, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit:

Coming Events at the Refuge

Membership Drive - https://friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/membership/ (Your membership enables us to do so many things; we appreciate your support!)

Bluff Lake Boardwalk Repair Drive - https://friends-of-noxubee-refuge.org/
We've raised about $1100 so far - but shooting for $5000. Won't you help? (See info and donation button at website linked above)

March 2 (10:00 - noon) - Bluebird Box workshop for kids: We'll have the house kit and plenty of help so that kids can put together the finished product ready to take home and hang up! Space is limited so it would be helpful to let us know by email if you plan to participate.

March 7 (6:30 pm) - Noxubee Nature Series:   Jacob Gross, one of the Refuge guys will tell us all about what's going on at the Refuge! Share this fellowship time with other Refuge enthusiasts! (Dues can be paid at this event.)

March 9 (9:00 - until) - Monthly workday (every month on second Saturday). We'll have assignments of specific projects/activities or we'll just do whatever cleanup we see that needs doing!

March 23 (10 - 4) - Refuge Open House and Canoe Day - Special programs being planned by Refuge staff - tours, awards, etc. We'll also christen the new canoes and kayaks by having them available to get out on the lake.

2020 Census Is Almost Here

WHAT: Winston County's Voters League Community Census Meeting

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

WHERE: Court Room of Winston County Court House

WHO: Kyra D. Roby
Partnership Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau

Contacts: Carolyn Hampton (662-803-2106) or Janice Hopkins (662-705-2019)


Notice is hereby given that the City of Louisville, MS, is now taking applications to fill the position of a full-time Police Officer. Job descriptions and requirements are available upon request at the City Hall, 662-773-9201 or 773-3511. Applications may be filed at the City Hall, 2373 South Church Street, or P.O. Box 510, Louisville, MS 39339, no later than eleven o’clock (11:00) A.M. on Friday , March 1, 2019.

ECCC Announces Season Ticket Sales for Baseball, Softball

East Central Community College in Decatur has announced that season tickets are now on sale for all 2019 regular season home baseball and softball doubleheaders.

Season tickets to the 13 home baseball doubleheaders in the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex this spring are $45 for general admission or $100 for reserved chairback seats. Each season ticket admits one person per doubleheader. General admission single game tickets are $7 for those ages 18 and older.

The home baseball season begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, when the Warriors face Jefferson College (Mo.) in a doubleheader.

Season tickets to the nine home softball doubleheaders at the ECCC Softball Complex this spring are $35 for general admission or $75 for a reserved backstop spot. The backstop spot ticket reserves space for the ticket holder to place one lawn chair next to the backstop fence at each home date. Each season ticket admits one person per doubleheader. General admission single game tickets are $7 for those ages 18 and older.

The home softball season begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 4, when the Lady Warriors face Lansing Community College (Mich.) in a doubleheader.

East Central Community College employees and students will be admitted free with current college ID card.

Season tickets to both sports can be purchased online at www.eccc.edu/estore, or from the college’s Department of Athletics office in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the campus in Decatur. Season tickets can also be purchased at the main ticket table at a home contest for each respective sport.

Season tickets ordered online must be picked up in the Department of Athletics office in Brackeen-Wood Gym Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the main ticket table of a home contest for the respective sport.

Complete ECCC baseball and softball schedules can be found at www.ecccathletics.com.

Beautiful Quilt Display at Library

This beautiful quilt is now on display at the Winston County Library. The pattern is “Misty Mountain Pond” and was pieced by Martha Dubard and quilted by Gayle Wallace.

Registration Underway for ECCC’s Spring Intensive II Terms

Registration is underway at East Central Community College in Decatur for Spring 2019 Intensive Term II on-campus and online courses. The last day to register for Spring 2019 Intensive Term II on-campus courses is Thursday, Feb 28. Classes begin on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and end May 2.

Among the classes offered include Introduction to Business, English Composition I, General Physical Education, College Algebra, and Calculus II.

Introduction to Business will also be offered at the Carthage Career Advancement Center, Integrated Technologies Training Center in Choctaw, and Louisville Career Advancement Center. English Composition II will be offered at the Philadelphia Neshoba County Career Technical Center.

The last day to register for Spring 2019 Intensive Term II online courses is Tuesday, March 19. Classes begin Monday, March 18, and end May 9.

Among the classes offered include Art Appreciation, Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, Microsoft Word I, Medical Terminology II, Computer Concepts, Computer Applications I, Human Growth and Development, English Composition I and II, First Aid and CPR, Western Civilization II, Career Exploration, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Spanish II, Music Appreciation, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, American National Government, General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Marriage and Family, Public Speaking I, and Theatre Appreciation.

A complete Spring Term class schedule can be found at the myEC tab at www.eccc.edu. To apply for admission, visit https://www.eccc.edu/admissions.

For more information, contact ECCC Student Services at 601-635-6205, 877-GO-2-ECCC, ext. 205, or go2ec@eccc.edu.

Free Tax Forms

Free Federal and State Tax Forms are now available at the Winston County Library.

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

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.