Jingle Bell Market - Dec. 5


For more information, please contact the Winston County Chamber of Commerce.

Join Your Local Friends of the Library Organization During November

Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System (MMRLS) is happy to be introducing “Friends of the Library Sign Up Month” at all its library locations in Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston County. During this November event, library guests are encouraged to join their local chapter of the Friends of the Library advocacy group. 

What is Friends of the Library and why should you join? Friends of the Library is a national organization of library supporters with local chapters throughout our state. Friends groups are library advocates who come together to support, improve, and promote their local library.

Starting this year, Friends of the Library members will receive a unique library card which provides a special system wide benefit of half-price print/copy/fax services. Friends groups help raise funds for special library programs, advocate for library services, volunteer for the children’s summer reading program, sponsor National Library Week events, as well as performing other voluntary duties/activities. This low fee membership would also be an excellent holiday gift idea for the library enthusiast in your life.

Each Friends group operates independently from their local library but can support their local branch through the various means already mentioned.

“By joining a Friends of the Library group, you can help make a difference in your local community and help expand the reach of the library. Contacting your local library branch is your first step to finding out more information. You may also visit midmisslib.com/friends for further details,” said Lisa Ramage, Branch Services Coordinator.

For more information about all library services, call or visit your local MMRLS branch library or the library’s website at: midmisslib.com. All library services are made possible thanks to the continued financial support of your local elected officials.

REPM Meeting - Nov. 5

Retired Education Personnel of MS will meet Thursday, November 5,2020, at 1:00 PM, at Louisville City Hall. For more information call 662-773-9343.

UDC Meeting - Nov. 2

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet Monday, November 2,2020, at 5:30, at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For further information, call 662-773-9343.

Whitehall Church Bazaar - Oct. 31

Whitehall Church, located at 10595 Hwy 14 West in Louisville, will host their annual Bazaar on October 31st from 8:00 until noon. This will be an outside only event this year due to Covid-19. Everyone is required to wear a mask. Also, no breakfast, lunch, or dip samplings will be served. Pottery, distressed furniture, crafts, frozen casseroles, baked goods, dip mixes, quilts, and much more will be offered. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to November 7th. Half of the proceeds goes to local missions and half goes to the building fund. Sneak peeks of bazaar items may be viewed prior to the event at Whitehall Church Bazaar Facebook page. For more details call 662-803-8222.

WMC Fight The Flu Drive - Oct. 21

Free with most insurance, just bring your card!

Skip the wait in our clinics and attend our “Fight the Flu Drive” on Wednesday, October 21th at the WMC Administration Building on the hospital campus from 8:30-4:00.

Cost of flu shots for uninsured will be $25.

****Patients 18 years of age and under who are uninsured or enrolled in a Medicaid program must receive injections at one of our other clinics due to Vaccine for Children program guidelines.

Pink Celebration 2020 with Janice Turner - Oct. 24



Janice Turner

The 6th Annual Pink Celebration will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Louisville Coliseum. Breast cancer survivors and others who are affected by breast cancer will gather to share their experience. There will be speakers who will help attendees become more breast cancer aware. October is breast cancer awareness month.

To show support, please decorate your vehicle in Pink and White, dress in pink and white or wear your breast cancer awareness t-shirt, if you have one.

To ensure the safety of all participants and guests, everyone will remain in their vehicle for the short program. Only the participants on the program will come to the podium and be directed by the Pink Patrol. All participants must wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Donations graciously accepted through checks only, made payable to: American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or to St. Jude’s Hospital. For more information, please contact Janice Turner by texting 662.705-1006.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Fire Hydrant Maintenance starting October 5, 2020

On October 5, 2020 the City of Louisville Fire Department will begin its annual fire hydrant maintenance. Hydrant maintenance will be for the most part conducted between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday although there may be some occasions where personnel will be required to work later in the evening. Please be mindful of our personnel when approaching the fire department vehicles on the side of the road. Residents may notice some temporary discoloration in the water. The discoloration of water is not harmful, and is the result of sediment that is always present in waterlines being “stirred up” during hydrant testing. As part of testing procedures, the Fire Department will flow each hydrant until the water is clear, however smaller water lines that lead to each house or business may still have cloudy water. If you notice discolored water it may be remedied by flowing water from your faucets, and a cycle through your washing machine until it is clear. 

Fire hydrant maintenance is important in order to ensure the City has properly working fire hydrants. The hydrants are inspected, flowed to check for adequate water flow, and cleaned around to ensure there is enough clearance for operation of the hydrant. A quality fire hydrant maintenance and inspections program is just one of the many components that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau evaluates when an audit of the city’s fire protection is completed. The City of Louisville currently has a fire rating of 6 with 1 being the highest, or best, and 10 being the lowest, or least desirable. Simply stated conducting these hydrant inspections, and maintenance assists in keeping property insurance low. Also fire hydrant flushing helps to insure that your firefighters are knowledgeable about the general water volumes available for firefighting operations and whether there are any major flow changes since last year’s test. Hydrant maintenance is critical to fire suppression and the protection of life and property.

If you have any questions regarding hydrant maintenance, and inspections feel free to contact The City of Louisville Fire Department at 662-773-9402. 

WMC Fight The Flu Drive

Most insurance plans cover flu shots under your wellness benefit; therefore, you will be required to present your insurance card at time of service.

Cost of flu shots for uninsured will be $25 and payable at the time of service.

****Patients 18 years of age and under who are uninsured or enrolled in a Medicaid program must receive injections at one of our other clinics due to Vaccine for Children program guidelines.