Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

                                                  DECEMBER 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw – Mike Lupica
  • Richard Paul Evans – The Christmas Promise
  • Michael Connelly – The Dark House
  • David Baldacci – Mercy
  • Lee Child – Better Off Dead
  • Mitch Albom – The Stranger In The Life Boat
  • Debbie Macomber – A Country Affair
  • Kat Martin – The Last Goodnight
  • Christine Feehan – Dark Tarot
  • Eric Jerome Dickey – Walking With Enemies
  • M. C. Beaton – Down The Hatch
  • Amor Towles – The Lincoln Highway
  • Janet Evanovich – Game On: Tempting 28
  • Beverly Lewis – The Beginning
  • J. R. Ward – The Wolf
  • Tae Anne Thayne Sleigh Bells Ring
  • Hank Phillipi Ryan – Her Perfect Life
  • Kat Rosenfield – No One Will Miss Her
  • Maisey Yates – Rodeo Christmas At Evergreen Ranch
  • As The Wicked Watch – Tamron Hall
  • Mark Billingham – Rabbit Hole – Brenda Jackson – Follow Your Heart
  • Elizabeth Strout – Oh,William
  • Joe R. Landsdale – Moon Lake
  • Nicci French – The Unheard
  • Jeffrey Archer – Over My Dead Bldy
  • John Le CarrĂ© – Silverview

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • E. R. Nurses – James Patterson
  • SEC Ole Miss and Mississippi State 1959 – 1966 – James Ro Crockett
  • Cravings All Together: Recipes To Love – Chrissy Teigen
  • Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Baking Cookbook
  • The First 21: How I Became Nikki Six
  • Peril – Boob Woodward and Robert Costa
  • Going There – Katie Couric
  • Unbound – Tarana Burke
  • King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B. B. King
  • Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy – Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Unrequited Infatuations – Stevie Van Zandt
  • The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People – Rick Bragg
  • Cutting the Cord: The Cell Phone Has Transformed Humanity – Martin Cooper “Father of the Cell Phone”
  • Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of am American Dynasty – Anderson Cooper
  • Cruelly, Elvira -o Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark – Cassandra Peterson
  • Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City – Andrew Lawler
  • I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House – Stephanie Grisham
  • Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds and Legumes --Abra Berens
  • Will – Will Smith
  • The I Love My Air Fryer: Affordable Meals Recipe Book – Aileen Clarke
  • Getting Something To Eat In Jackson – Race, Class and Food In The American South – Joseph C. Edwoodzie, Jr.
  • Ya’ll Come Over – Rebecca Lang

Library Closing For Meeting

The Winston County Library will close this coming Friday, December 3rd, from 8am – 1pm, for a virtual Regional Staff Meeting. We will reopen at 1pm until 5pm.

Family Tennis Festival- Dec 11


December Fun Kits For Kids

Christmas is almost here! And the Winston County Library is ready! Kids of all ages can come by the library, starting December 1st, and pick up a fun “goody Christmas” bag” filled with a book, a craft, candy, stickers and a toy!

Also, on Saturday, December 18th from 10AM-12PM, Santa Claus will be at the library for story time and children can have their picture taken with Santa!

Don’t miss out on the Christmas fun at the Winston County Library!

East Louisville Baptist Church Presents "A Cricket County Christmas Carol" - Dec. 18 & 19


Friends of the Park - Christmas Party Dec 4

The Friends of the Park Christmas Party and Tree Decorating is scheduled for December 4th at 5:30 pm at the Lodge at Legion State Park. Please join us!!!

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

   NOVEMBER 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • John Grisham – The Judge’s List
  • Danielle Steel – The Butler
  • James Patterson – 2 Sisters Detective Agency
  • Laura Childs – Twisted Tea Christmas
  • Debbie Macomber – Dear Santa
  • Karen Kingsbury – Forgiving Paris
  • Rita Mae Brown – Claws For Alarm
  • Alice Hoffman – The Book Of Magic
  • Sophie Kinsella – The Party Crasher
  • Lisa Unger – Last Girl Ghosted
  • Hillary Clinton & Louise Penny – State of Terror
  • Vince Flynn – Enemy At The Gates
  • James Patterson – The Jailhouse Lawyer
  • Wilbur Smith – The New Kingdom
  • Jude Deveraux – An Impossible Promise
  • Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman – The Burning
  • Colson Whitehead – Harlem Shuffle
  • Nicholas Sparks – The Wish
  • Heather Graham – The Unknown
  • Sally Goldenbaum – Patterns In The Sand
  • Susan Witting Albert – Hemlock
  • Fern Michaels – Santa Cruise
  • Mary Kay Andrews -o The Santa Suit
  • Carl Weber – The Education of Nevada Duncan
  • Mary Monroe – Once In A Lifetime
  • Beverly Lewis – The Beginning
  • Iris Johansen – High Stakes
  • Liane Moriarty – Apples Never Fall
  • J. D. Robb -o Forgotten In Death
  • Anne Perry – A Darker Reality
  • Sally Goldenbaum – How To Knit A Murder
  • Laura Griffin – Last Seen Alone

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Taste of Home Kitchen Hacks and Recipes That Go With Them
  • Just Diagnosed Breast Cancer: What To Expect, What To Know, What To Do Next – Arlene M. Karole
  • Old West Showdown:; Two Authors Wrangle Over The Truth About The
  • Mythic Old West – Bill Markley and Kellers Cutsforth
  • Authentically, Uniquely You – Joyce Meyer
  • Willie Nelson’s Letters to America – Willis Nelson
  • Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman (of the Mississippi Delta) – Mary Mann Hamilton
  • Eartha Kitt: A Daughter’s Love Story In Black and White – Kitt Shapiro
  • Hybrid Teacher: Using Technology to Teach in Person and On-line Emma Pass
  • Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small House – Tony Oppedisano
  • The Bidens: Inside The First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise To Power – Ben Schreckinger
  • How I Saved The World – Jesse Watters
  • Dave Grohl: The Storyteller
  • Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook
  • Trisha’s Kitchen – Trisha Yearwood
  • The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family – Ron Howard & Clint Howard
  • Where Do We Go From Here? How Tomorrow’s Prophecies Foreshadow
  • Today’s Problems -o David Jeremiah

Angels Yet To Be Adopted

There are still 54 angels yet to be adopted from the Junior Auxiliary Angel Tree. Stop by the Winston County Library and adopted an angel TODAY!!!

East Louisville Baptist Church Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball for teens and adults
Sunday, November 28
Sunday, December 26

No cost, all men are welcome

DAR October Meeting

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their October meeting at Lake Tiak-O'Khata. 

They are happy to present their newest member, Kathy Sones. She is pictured here with Theresa Bridges, DAR Regent, and Deanie Graves DAR Chaplain. 

The program was presented by Ana Royston, State Chairman of American Indians. She presented the group with information about different Indian tribes of the United States.

As a community service, DAR members will be filling backpacks at the First Methodist Church at 11:30 AM on November 30.

REPM Meeting - Nov. 4

Retired Education Personnel will meet Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 1PM, at Louisville City Hall. For Further information call 662-803-9437.

LitterLess Louisville- Oct 30

The Good Steward Project will have its first event on
Saturday, October 30,2021 from 9am to 11, kickoff at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH parking lot. Calling all churches, clubs, businesses, schools, and individuals to come be a part of community and participate in community service.

David Sangster Book Event at the Library - Nov.6

The Winston County Library will be hosting an author event on Saturday, November 6th from 1-4pm for Louisville native David Sangster. He will talk about his newest books, Before You Say I Do, and Who’s Fooling Who?

Copies of each book will be for sale during the event.

Oktoberfest- Oct 24


Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

  OCTOBER 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Louise Penny – The Madness of Crowds
  • Susan Cushman – Friends of the Library
  • James Lee Burke – Another Kind of Eden
  • Ben Coes – The Island
  • Darynda Jones – A Good Day for Chardonnay
  • Jennifer Chiaverini – The Women’s March
  • Lisa Jewell – The Night She Disappeared
  • Liv Constantine – The Stranger In The Mirror
  • Megan Abbott – The Turnout
  • Nathan Harris – The Sweetness of Water
  • Peter Heller – The Guide
  • Charles Martin – Send Down The Rain
  • RaeAnne Thayne – The Path to Sunshine Cove
  • Lauren Groff – Matrix
  • Janet Dailey – Whiplash
  • Fern Michaels – 19 Yellow Moon Road
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Tim Dorsey – Naked Came the Florida Man
  • Jeff Abbott – An Ambush of Widows
  • Jo Jo Moyes – Night Music
  • Rosamunds Pilcher – A Place Like Home
  • Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Treachery
  • Kat Martin – The Ultimate Betrayal
  • Lexie Elliott – How To Kill Your Best Friend
  • Paula Hawkins – A Slow Fire Burning
  • Chevy Stevens – Dark Roads
  • Lisa Wingate – Drenched In Light

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • The New Orleans Kitchen – Justin Devilier
  • Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s The Weekend – JoAnna Soetz
  • How To Grow Mushrooms From Scratch – Magdalena Wurth
  • Backyard Playgrounds – David and Jeanie Stiles
  • The Ultimate Guide to Plumbing
  • Delish Loves Disney: 50 Secret Recipes
  • The Big Book of Small Home Plans
  • Begin Again – Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • All In – Billie Jean King
  • A Cottage for Every Season: Inspiring Homes with Classic Charm – Cindy Smith Cooper
  • CDL Study Guide 2020 and 2021
  • The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession and Death on Mount Everest – Mark Synnot
  • Blossoms of Oleander – Steve Robertson
  • Adopting in America: How to Adopt Within One Year – Randall Hicks
  • Code Name Lise: The True Story of the woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy – Larry Loftis
  • Intuitive Fasting – Dr. Will Cole
  • I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story – Bobby Rush
  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022
  • The Plague Year: America In the Time of COVID – Lawrence Wright
  • Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy: Reduce Your Risk for Complications
  • Killing The Mob – Bill O’Reilly
  • Marvel Encyclopedia

Teentober Month at the Winston County Library

The Winston County Library is celebrating Teentober month! Each week in October, teens can come to the library and participate in different games and activities each week. The first week was “I Spy” week, with teens identifying different hidden objects in the display case. Keyleigh Gladney, a seventh grader at Eiland Middle School and a member of Dr. Melissa Davis’s book club, was the first participant. Keyleigh is shown here with her book prize.

10th Annual Panhandle Community Day - Oct. 16

 On Saturday, October 16, from 8:00-2:00, the Panhandle Community of Choctaw County will host the 10th annual Panhandle Community Day. Held in the historic Panhandle Consolidated School building, the craft fair will feature local talent in many forms, and, of course, food. A hamburger plate will be available for $6.00.

You may get directions by typing in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weir, MS on your map app.

Tenth Annual Harvest Festival at Dean Park- Oct 9

 The tenth annual Harvest Festival held in honor of the 75th anniversary celebration of Dean Park will be held on October 9, 2021 from 2P.M. to 7 P.M. at Dean Park. For more information call 662.614.0191 or 662.705.8334. 

St. Jude Trick or Trot- Oct 16

 St. Jude Trick or Trot 5K Run/ Walk will be held at Ivy Park on October 16th. For more information on how to register, please contact Dinah Smith at 662.803.9804 or pick a registration form up at Discount Video or by email.

Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash - Oct. 21

Ducks Unlimited will hold a Gun Bash at Lake Tiak O'Khata on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with Social Hour beginning at 6:00 PM and a Seafood Buffet beginning at 7:00 PM 
Ticket Prices
$60.00 - Individual
$85.00  - Couple
$400.00 Bronze Sponsor (2 dinner tickets)
$500.00 Bronze Corporate Sponsor (2 dinner tickets)
$700.00 Silver Sponsor (6 dinner tickets)
$25.00 Greenwing

For more information call: Harry - (662) 803-0403; Alan - (662) 803-2507; Mitch - (662) 773-8008
or Terry Arnett - (662) 736-3921.


Displays at the Winston County Library

Stop by the Winston County Library, kids, and see the fun Fire Prevention Month display and pick up a free Fire Prevention Material bag.

The Winston County Library is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. Free giveaways are available.

REPM Meeting

Retired Education Personnel will meet Thursday, October 7 ,2021, at 1PM, at Louisville City Hall. For further information, call 662-803-9437


                                                            SEPTEMBER 2021

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

  • Brad Thor – Black Ice
  • Karin Slaughter – False Witness
  • Kathy Reichs – The Bone Code
  • Paul Doiron – Dead By Dawn
  • James Patterson – The Shadow
  • Linwood Barclay – Find You First
  • Kristin Harmel – The Forest of Vanishing Stars
  • Joy Fielding – Cul-de-Sac
  • Robin Cook – Viral
  • Wanda Brunstetter – Walnum Creek Wish
  • Jenna McKinlay – Wait For It
  • Danielle Steel – Complications
  • Preston & Child – Bloodless
  • Catherine Coulter – Vortex
  • Lynette Eason – Hostile Intent
  • James Patterson – The Noise
  • Laurell K. Hamilton – A Terrible Fall of Angels
  • Sandra Brown – Blind Tiger
  • Joyce Carol Oates – Breathe
  • R. A. Salvatore – Starlight Enclave
  • Stephen King – Billy Summers
  • Chandler Baker – The Husbands

UDC Meeting

Winston Guards #2643, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 5:30 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata. For further information, call 662-803-9437.

Area High School Students Invited to ECCC’s Be Our Guest Night Sept. 30

The Neshoba Central High School Big Blue Marching Band will perform and one lucky student will get a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester as East Central Community College hosts its annual “Be Our Guest” football game Thursday, Sept. 30.

All area high school (9th through 12th grade) students are invited to attend and will be admitted free to the MACCC South Division football game between the East Central Warriors and the Pearl River Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship for Fall 2022, several other drawings will be held for door prizes, including vouchers to the ECCC Bookstore booth to be located inside Bailey Stadium.

Area high school students attending should check-in and receive their ticket to the game at the ECCC Student Affairs tent at the student entrance gate located at the right side of the main Bailey Stadium entrance and near Brackeen-Wood Gym. Students must have registered at the Student Affairs tent and be in attendance at the time of the drawings to be eligible for prizes.

“We encourage all area high school students to come enjoy a night of exciting football and fun on us,” said Dr. Randall E. Lee, vice president for student services. “The Warrior cheerleaders, Centralettes dance line, and one of the best marching bands in the state, the Wall O’ Sound, will also be entertaining fans.”

East Central Community College serves Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties.

For more information on “Be Our Guest” night, contact Romonica Evans in ECCC Student Services at 601-635-6300, toll-free 877-GO-2-ECCC, ext. 300, or

Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Kits Offered for First Library Card Sign Up

As part of our celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month, the Winston County Library is offering Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Kits to the first 30 children who come in and sign up for their first library card. “Children can choose between a puppy dog or a unicorn!” said librarian Beth Edwards. Each stuffed animal comes with it’s own Birth Certificate and Noah’s Workshop Gift Bag.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Winston County Library

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Winston County Library!  Anyone signing up for their first library card will automatically be entered to win a jar of candy.  Remember, a library card is the Ultimate School Supply!  Do you have yours?


Library to be Closed

The Winston County Library will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.


Library Cards Empower Students and Fuel Academic Success

 September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Mid-MS Regional Library System (MMRLS) joins libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

There is nothing more empowering than signing up for your library card. Through access to technology, media resources, and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

MMRLS offers everything from early literacy programs to ACT preparation through LearningExpress Library, helping transform lives and communities through education. At Mid-MS Regional Library System, you’ll find a wide variety of educational resources and activities, including the Summer Reading Program, Wonderbooks, and Playaway Launchpads.“Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children and teens,” said Josh Haidet, Executive Director. “We have entirely free library programs and resources that serve students of all ages and backgrounds.

Mid-MS Regional Library System continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community. To sign up for a library card or learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit All library services are possible thanks to the continued financial support of our local elected officials.


 AUGUST 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Jill Shalvis – Love for Beginners
  • Joyce Carol Oates – Night, Neon
  • Stephen Hunter – Basil’s War
  • Alex Michaelides – The Maidens
  • Charles Martin – The Letter Keeper
  • Lauraine Snelling – The Seeds of Change
  • Diana Palmer – Notorius
  • Jamie Brenner – Blush
  • Laura Lippman – Dream Girl
  • Emilie Richards – The House Guests
  • Janet Dailey – Santa’s Sweetheart
  • Mary Balogh – Someone to Cherish
  • Danielle Steele – Nine Lives
  • Kate White – The Fiancee
  • Riley Sager – Survive the Night
  • Mary Balogy – Someone to Romance
  • Susan E. Phillips – When Stars Collide
  • Marie Benedict – The Personal Librarian
  • Christine Feehan – Murder at Sunrise Lake
  • Kat Martin – The Perfect Murder
  • Lori Foster – The Summer of No Attachments
  • Linda Castillo – Fallen
  • Tess Gerritson – Choose Me
  • Lisa Jackson – The Third Grave
  • Camillla Lackberg – Silver Tears
  • T. J. Newman – Falling
  • Debbie Macomber – It’s Better This Way
  • Robin Lee Hatcher – Make You Feel My Love
  • Ace Atkins – The Heathens
  • B. A. Paris – The Therapist
  • Jenny Colgan – Sunrise By The Sea

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

  • When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer – Curtis Wilkie
  • The Truth About the O. J. Simpson Trial – F. Lee Bailey
  • Madoff Talks – Jim Cambell
  • The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race and the Arc of Policing in America – Bill Bratton
  • Building Community Food Webs – Ken Meter
  • Dear Bob: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence With the G.I.s of WWII – Martha Bolton
  • Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America – Michael Eric Dyson
  • Chasing Vines – Beth Moore
  • Vertical Gardening – Derek Fell
  • Fodor’s Travels: The National Parks of the West
  • Fodor’s Travels: Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Dogwinks: True Godwink Stories of Digs and the Blessings They Bring – Squire Rushnell
  • The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear – Kate Moore
  • Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby – Dan Abrams
  • The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth - Beth Allison Barr
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed – John Green
  • Amazon Unbound – Suzanne Simard
  • Rewire Your OCD Brain – Cahterine M. Pittman
  • Sunday Dinner at Grandma’s
  • Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions – Lysa Terkeurst
  • Bacon Everything! Cookbook
  • Cook for Your Gut Health
  • The Complete Salad Cookbook

Family Timber Sales

Family Timber Sales - 2 parcels adjacent - Total 69 acres.

Bud Darby Rd., Noxapater, MS

Call 662-724-4539 or 1-407-361-5027


ECCC Announces Registration Deadlines for 8 Fall 2021 Terms

There is still time to register for the 2021 fall semester at East Central Community College in Decatur, and eight different terms from which to choose.

On-Campus Courses
The last day to register for Fall 2021 Full-Term On-Campus Day and Evening courses is Tuesday, Aug. 17. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 16, and end Thursday, Dec. 9.

The last day to register for Fall 2021 Intensive Term I On-Campus courses is Tuesday, Aug. 17. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 16, and end Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The last day to register for Fall 2021 Intensive Term II On-Campus courses is Tuesday, Oct. 7. Classes begin on Wednesday, Oct. 6, and end Thursday, Dec. 9.

Online Courses
The last day to register for Fall 2021 Full-Term Online courses is Tuesday, Aug. 24. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23, and end Friday, Dec. 3.

The last day to register for Fall 2021 Intensive Term I Online courses is Tuesday, Aug. 24. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23, and end Friday, Oct. 15.

The last day to register for Fall 2021 Intensive Term II Online courses is Tuesday, Oct. 19. Classes begin on Monday, Oct. 18, and end Friday, Dec. 10.

The last day to register for the Fall 2021 4-Week Intensive Term Online courses is Monday, Oct. 18. Classes begin on Oct. 18 and end Friday, Nov. 12.

The college will also offer a December Online term, with classes beginning on Monday, Dec. 13, and ending on Friday, Dec. 31. The last day to register is Tuesday, Dec. 14.

A complete Fall Term class schedule can be found at the myEC tab at To apply for admission, visit

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

Library Customer Appreciation Event - Aug. 2-31


ECCC Centralettes to Hold Dance Camp for Elementary-Age Girls Aug. 29

The East Central Community College Centralettes danceline, which performs with the Wall O’ Sound Marching Band, will host a Dance Camp for girls in 1st through 6th grades on Sunday, Aug. 29.

The camp will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the Decatur campus. Cost is $50 per student and includes a T-shirt and snack.

Participants will learn a dance routine and will be invited to perform during the ECCC vs. Jones College football game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Bailey Stadium on campus.

To register, visit

For more information, contact Centralette Coordinator/Choreographer Julie Weaver at or call 601-507-2574.


Louisville Library Struck by Lightning---UPDATE

The Phone lines at the Library are now operational. You may now call the library number 662-773-3212.

The Louisville Library was struck by lightning this past weekend. Phone is temporarily out of service.

If you need to contact the library, please call 662-773-3509.

Customer Appreciation Event at All Mid-MS Regional Library System Locations

Mid-MS Regional Library System (MMRLS) will be offering half-price fax, copy, and computer printout document services during their Customer Appreciation Event, which will last from August 2 – August 31. The residents of Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston counties can visit any MMRLS branch location during this event and take advantage of this limited-time offer for their document needs.

Library supporters can stop by their library to be featured as a library guest of the day on their local library’s Facebook page. Many branch locations may be offering various other customer perks throughout the month, so drop in and see what is going on at your local library.

“We have seen tremendous support of our library system throughout the year from all of our customers. From May to July, we saw a total of over 485 children, teens, and adults register to participate in our annual Summer Reading Program doubling our 2020 participation rate. We wanted to extend a token of appreciation to our customers during this August event,” said Brandon Cain, MMRLS Marketing & Access Coordinator.

To follow MMRLS across all their social media accounts, search “midmisslib” on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For more information, call or visit your local MMRLS branch library or the library’s website All library services are possible thanks to the continued financial support of our local elected officials.

United in Faith Worldwide! Jehovah’s Witnesses Virtual Event

In the past, Jehovah’s Witnesses have gathered together for their annual conventions at venues like the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, the Landers Center in Southaven, or the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. For these cities, it became commonplace to see hotels and restaurants filled with visitors from all across the southeastern United States who were attending the three day program.

“Powerful by Faith!” is the theme of the 2021 global event, which will be delivered in more than 500 languages to households throughout the globe over six weekends during July and August 2021, uniting some 15-20 million people in 240 countries. Since the convention is typically held from Friday through Sunday, the program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions. “Friday” morning’s session will be available for streaming or download beginning June 28, 2021.

All are invited to attend the event by going to on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV, and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below.

For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at (718) 560-5600 or

Jesus’ Day 2021 At Holy Ghost Temple

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Rev. Lorene Guyse

The Holy Ghost Temple, 175 Hill Street, Louisville, MS will host Jesus’ Day on August 1, 2021, 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and participate in the celebration of Jesus. The program will be in memory of Rev. Charlie Davis, former pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Ackerman, MS, who passed October 24, 2019. Rev. Davis is the founder of Jesus’ Day in Winston, Noxubee and Choctaw Counties.

Rev. Cedric Wooten will be the guest speaker. He is the pastor of Harper’s Chapel Baptist Church and Bethany Presbyterian Church of Louisville, MS. Jesus’ will be held at:

The Holy Ghost Temple Non Denominational
175 Hill Street – P. O. Box 241 – Louisville, MS 39339
Louisville, MS 39339

Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall after service.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson


A Back to School Bash, sponsored by The Way Community Church, will be held at Ivy Park on July 31, 2021 from 3PM -6PM. Backpacks to the first 100 elementary kids to register on site.

Registration Open for CNA Classes Offered by ECCC

Registration is now open for Certified Nurse Assistant classes offered by East Central Community College in Decatur.

Classes at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career & Technical Center, located at 900 Valley View Drive in Philadelphia, begin Monday, Aug. 23. Classes will meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for six consecutive weeks.

Cost is $766 and students will be required to pay a $50 fee for a background check prior to the class start date. This class requires a Silver on the Workkeys test which will be scheduled once the registration form is received.

Classes on the ECCC campus in Decatur will be held in the Phil A. Sutphin ADN Childcare Building and begin Monday, Aug. 30. Classes will meet from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for six consecutive weeks.

Cost is $766 and students will be required to pay a $50 fee for a background check prior to the class start date. This class requires a Silver on the Workkeys test which will be scheduled once the registration form is received.

For more information, contact Debra Hutchins, workforce coordinator, at or call 601-298-0723.

EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair to Take Place July 26

East Central Community College in Decatur invites all alumni, students, friends, and fair goers to attend “EC Day at the Fair” scheduled for Monday, July 26, 2021, during the annual Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia.

The annual event kicks off at 1 p.m. at Founders Square Pavilion with a performance by the Collegians rock-n-roll band, a Fair tradition for more than 25 years! Also making an appearance will be the Warrior cheerleaders and the Centralettes dance line.

East Central Community College President Dr. Brent Gregory, who just completed his first year leading his alma mater, will be in attendance and provide brief remarks. Representatives from the college’s student services, alumni, and athletics offices will also be on hand to provide free popsicles, athletics schedules, promotional items and door prizes.

For more information, contact Maria McLeod 601-635-6303 or

Louisville Community Blood Drive at the Winston County Library

The Winston County Library will host a mobile blood drive Tuesday, July 27, from 11 am – 2 pm. Mississippi and the nation face a severe blood shortage this summer, and your help is needed. You can help ensure the fun does not stop this summer for someone in serious medical need.

“Donations typically drop during the summer months, so be sure to schedule your summer donation today,” said librarian Beth Edwards.

To sign up, go to and choose “Donate Now.” All donors will enter the blood drive code “Louisville.” New donors can simply click on “Create an Account,” while returning donors will click “Book an Appointment.” You can also call the library at 662-773-3212 to get help setting up an appointment. All donors will receive a free tee-shirt.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

 JULY 2021

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

  • Elin Hilderbrand – Golden Girl
  • Nora Roberts – Legacy
  • Lauren Weisberger – Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty
  • Fern Michaels – Hidden
  • Clive Cussler – The Saboteurs
  • Adele Parks – I Invited Her In
  • Kiki Swanson – Property of the State
  • Angela Hunt – A Woman of Words
  • Kat Martin – Against The Wind
  • Maiasey Yates – A Good Old-Fashioned Cowboy
  • Stacey Abrams – While Justice Sleeps
  • Jennifer Weiner – That Summer
  • Mary Alice Monroe – The Summer of Lost and Found
  • Christina Lauren – The Soulmate Equation
  • Kristan Higgins – Pack Up The Moon
  • Denise Hunter – Carolina Breeze
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid – Malibu Rising
  • Christine Feehan – Shadow Storm
  • Kelly Rimmer – The Warsaw Orphan
  • Mary Kubica – Local Woman Missing
  • Heather Graham – The Unforgiven
  • Steven Rowley – The Guncle
  • Irene Hanson – Blackberry Beach
  • Stacey Swan – Olympus, TX
  • J. A. Jance – Unfinished Business
  • Maggie Shipstead – Great Circle
  • Wendy Waxl – The Break-Up Book Club
  • Sunny Hostin – Summer On The Bluffs

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

  • The Beauty of Living Twice – Sharon Stone
  • Don’t Drop the Mic – T. D. Jakes
  • On The House: A Washington Memoir – John Beohner
  • How Ya’ll Doing? Misadventures and Mischief From a Life Well Lived – Leslie Jordan
  • A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants & Make Useful Things – Tanya Anderson
  • Buildings of Mississippi – Jennifer V. O. Baughn
  • Fodor’s Travels: South Florida
  • The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons For Today – Shannon Bream
  • Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency – Jonathan Allen
  • Billie Eilish – Billie Eilish
  • Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul – Jamie Ducharm
  • Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling – Lee Ann Garfias
  • Every Day I’m Hustling – Viveca A. Fox
  • Mississippi Prison Writing
  • Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook – Jeffrey Eisner
  • Nolo Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business
  • How To Write a Mystery – Lee Child with Laurie R. King
  • The Five: Untold Lives of the women Killed by Jack the Ripper – Hallie Rubenhold
  • Home Ec For Everyone: Practical Life Skills In 118 Projects – Sharon and David Bowers
  • Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service – Carol Leonning
  • A Black Woman’s History of the United States – Diana Rameyh
  • American Agriculture: From Farm Families to Agribusiness – Mark V. Wetherington
  • Pollinator Gardening for the South – Danesha Carley
  • The Housewives: The Story Behind the Real Housewives – Brian Maylan
  • How To Window Box – Chantal Gordon
  • Shop Class for Everyone – Shawn and David Bowers
  • The Menopause Manifesto – Dr. Jen Gunter, M.D.

Friends of Dean Park, Inc.'s Membership Meeting-July 10

Friends of Dean Park, Inc.'s Membership Meeting will be held, Saturday, July 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Dean Park Pavilion (Hwy 15 South). As co-founder of this nonprofit 501 (c)(3) and leader for 14 years, Elmetra Patterson resigned, effective June 30, 2021 due to family health conditions. The meeting agenda will begin with installation of newly officers that were elected June 12, 2021.

President.............................................Rion Young

Vice President.....................................James 'Turkey' Jordan

Recording Secretary............................LaKeesha Gray

Financial Secretary..............................Sandra Fowler-Sandra Howze

Treasurer..............................................Mary Waldrip-McWilliams

Other Agenda items: Back to School Fun Day Rally - August 1, 2021 and OctoberFest/75th Anniversary of Dean Park - October 9, 2012.

All members are asked to be present. If you are not a member, you may join at the meeting @ $15/yr for adults, $5/yr. for children18 years and under: $200/Life Membership.

The meeting will end with refreshments. For further information, please contact: Rion Young 662.614-0191.

Scavenger Hunt At The Winston County Library

As part of the Winston County Library Summer Reading Program, there will be an in-person Scavenger Hunt in the children’s room, Thursday, July 1st at 2:00pm. Fun prizes will be given out. “Be prepared to have lots of fun,” said Children’s Librarian Andrea McHenry. “Children ages 5 to 14 are invited to this summer event!”


First Time Library Card

Five year-old Mary-Ina Sanford is shown here after she received her first library card at the Winston County Library. She is the daughter of Alysen and James Sanford. “It’s always so heartwarming when we see a child get their first library card,” said librarian Beth Edwards. “Their excitement makes our job so worthwhile!.”

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

  JUNE 2021 

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Danielle Steele – Finding Ashley
  • Helen Hardt – Descent
  • Jack Carr – The Devil’s Hand
  • Sally Hepworth – The Good Sister
  • Robert Dugoni – In Her Tracks
  • Susan Wittig Albert – The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily
  • John Grisham – Sooley
  • Wilbur Smith – Legacy of War
  • David Baldacci – A Gambling Man
  • Robert B. Parker’s Fool’s Paradise – Mike Lupica
  • Karen Kinsbury – A Distant Shore
  • Amanda Quick – The Lady Has a Past
  • Brenda Jackson – Follow Your Heart
  • J. R. Ward – Lover Unveiled
  • Allison Brennan – Tell No Lies
  • Allison Brennan – The Third To Die

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • A Place Like Mississippi – W. Ralph Eubanks
  • I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story – Hank Aaron
  • Walt Disney World 2021
  • The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline – Dean Sherzai
  • Blood & Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight For America’s First Frontier –Bob Drury
  • Billy Graham: The Man I Knew – Greg Laurie
  • The Bone Strength Plan: How to Improve Bone Health For A Long, Active Life -Jo Travers
  • Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty – Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America – Gerald Posner
  • When Women Pray – T. D. Jakes
  • Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness & Healing, Inside and Out –Giada D Laurentis
  • Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal – Nicole La Port
  • Maverick Gardeners – Felder Rushing
  • The Triumph of Nancy Reagan – Karen Tumulty
  • Get Good With Money – Tiffany Aliche – The Budgetnista
  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures – Merlin Sheldrake
  • The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Sisngle-minded Crusade for Food Safety At the Turn Of the Century – Deborah Blun
  • Nöthing But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion –Tom Beaujour
  • Two Meals a Day: The Simple Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging and Break Free From Diet Frustration Forever – Mark Sisson

Sign Up for the 2021 Summer Reading Program to Win Great Prizes!

 Sign up for the summer reading program either online at beanstack or in the library and be entered to win fabulous reading prizes. Anyone can register to win – adults, teens and children

Shiloh Baptist Church Memorial Service

Shiloh Baptist Church will be having their annual Memorial service on Sunday, June 6th beginning at 11am. There will be a fellowship following the worship service.

Summer Reading Program Set to Start June 14 at the Library

The Mid-MS Regional Library System will kick off its annual Summer Reading Program on June 14. The program will run through July 18 with fun activities for all ages, including outdoor storytimes, virtual programming, reading challenges, and more.

Children, teens, and adults can register now or during the event by downloading the Beanstack app from the Apple/ Google app store or visiting and clicking Beanstack. In-person registration is also available at your nearest MMRLS branch location. Patrons who registered for Summer Reading Program using Beanstack in 2020 only need to accept the new Summer Reading Challenge on the app to get started.

Outdoor storytimes will be presented at your local park or open-air venue. Proper social distancing guidelines will be followed to ensure everybody is safe. These interactive sessions will get kids up, moving, and having fun.

“Wild Wednesdays” will take place online and will be presented by our friends from Freedom Ranch. Each Wednesday during the event, there will be different members of the animal kingdom featured.

This year’s programming includes Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animals craft kits; a Pete the Cat “I Love My White Shoes” Story Walk outdoors; a puppet show; a scavenger hunt; local children’s author Starr Coburn and Money Minutes with Lynn Graham of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia (for kids and teens). Also, for adults there will be multiple genealogical online programs by MSU Coordinator of Manuscripts, Jennifer McGillan.

Stay tuned to the MMRLS Facebook page @midmisslib for exciting prize announcements in June related to the reading challenges for all ages.

“We are excited to be able to offer outdoor programming this year. Everybody is ready to get out, enjoy some fresh air, and have fun,” said Winston County Librarian, Beth Edwards. “We know our patrons have been waiting a long time for this event to start up again.”

Be sure to follow your local MMRLS branch location's Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on the programming happening in your community.

For more information, call or visit your local branch library or the library’s website at All library services are possible thanks to the continued financial support of our local elected officials.

First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School - June 7-10

 FBC Vacation Bible School starts June 7-June 10. Children will meet all 4 days from 8:00AM-12:00PM. Preregistration online is required before June 1 at

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

MAY 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Mary Monroe – Mrs. Wiggins
  • Sister Souljah – Life After Death
  • Lisa Scottoline – Eternal
  • Fern Michaels – No Way Out
  • Lora Leigh – Strong Silent Cowboy
  • Stephanie Dray – America’s First Daughter
  • Julia – Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
  • James Patterson – The Red Book
  • Janet Evanovich – The Bounty
  • Robert Dugoni – Close to Home
  • Karen Rose Smith -o Murder With Cherry Tarts
  • Laura Childs – Haunted Hibiscus
  • Laura Childs – Stake and Eggs
  • Sharon Sala – The Last Straw
  • Anne Perry - Death With a Double Edge
  • John Sanford – Ocean Prey
  • Lauren Willig – Band of Sisters
  • Mary Balogh – Someone to Wed
  • Kelly Mustian – The Girls in the Stilt House
  • Joshilyn Jackson – Mother May I
  • Caroline Kepnes – You Love Me
  • Anne Hillerman – Stargazer
  • Sarah Pearse – The Sanatorium
  • Ann B. Ross – Miss Julia Happily Ever After
  • Helen Hardt – Cherished
  • Colleen Coble – Three Missing Days

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Elizabeth and Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters – Andrew Morton
  • The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh – Candace Fleming
  • The Last Hero: The Life of Henry Aaron – Howard Bryant
  • Aquascaping – George Farmer
  • The Southern Entertainer’s Bookbook Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening – Matt Matthew
  • Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight -o Julia Swein
  • Abandoned Mississippi: Destruction in the Deep South – Jay Farrell
  • Abandoned South Mississippi – Jay Farrell
  • Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, CBD and The Most Powerful Medicine in History – Dr. Josh Axe
  • Face Fitness: Simple Exercises and Rituals for Toned, Glowing Skin
  • Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women – Dana Perino
  • Never Enough: A Navy Seal Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning – Mike Hayes
  • Women in White Coats; How the First Women Doctors Changed the World Of Medicine – Olivia Campbell
  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex – Eric Burger
  • Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants – George W. Bush
  • Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath – Heather Clark
  • Broken (In the Best Possible Way) – Jenny Lawson

Fundraiser for Delois Kincaid - May 15

There will be a Fundraiser for Delois Kincaid on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Vowell's Market Place Parking Lot.
There will be 3 different plate options to choose from: Catfish Plates for $12 - Grilled Chicken Plates for $11 - Chicken Strips, fries & drink for $8.

For more information, please call Aline Hayes at 662-705-1001. Delivery is available to downtown businesses.
In case of rain the fundraiser will move to South Louisville Baptist Church Life Center.
Delois Kincaid is an employee at Vowell's meat department and she has been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer.







Winston County Library Expands Hours

New expanded hours begin Monday, May 3, 2021.

ECCC’s Summer Kids’ College Returns June 21-25

East Central Community College’s annual Kids’ College will return in 2021 after a one-year absence due to COVID-19.

Kids’ College 2021 on the Decatur campus will run June 21-25 with several daily activities for those ages 6 through 12.

Online only registration opens Monday, May 3, with a registration deadline of Friday, May 28. Registration can be completed at

The cost of each class is $50 and each participant receives a Kids’ College T-shirt. Classes are nonrefundable after May 28.

Courses offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day include Celebrity Acting (ages 9-12), Creative Chefs (ages 6-8), Lil’ Warriors Soccer (ages 6-8), Lil’ Warriors Tennis (ages 6-8), Magicians School (ages 9-12), and Spa Camp (ages 9-12).

Courses offered from 10:30 a.m. to Noon each day include Celebrity Acting (ages 6-8), Creative Chefs (ages 9-12), Lil’ Warriors Soccer (ages 9-12), Lil’ Warriors Tennis (ages 9-12), Magicians School (ages 6-8), and Spa Camp (ages 6-8).

Check-in each day is at the college’s Burton Library.

General college COVID-19 guidelines will be in place for those attending Kids’ College classes.

For more information, contact Leslie Hughes, dean of learning resources, at or 601-635-6219.

Covid-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA is offering COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to families who’ve lost a loved one due to the virus. To learn more about applying for the federal program click here

Alderman At Large Runoff Election - April 27


Memorial Services to Be Held in May

Center Ridge Church on Shiloh Road will have their annual Memorial Day Service beginning at 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Lunch will be served following the service. Brothers Charles Bond and Mike Dowd will lead the services. Masks are optional.

Pleasant Hill UMC will hold their Memorial Service on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served following service. Rev. Patti Hardacre will lead the service. Masks are optional.

Whitehall Church will have their Memorial Service on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served after service. Bro. Mike Dowd will lead service. Masks are optional.

Rural Hill UMC will hold their annual Memorial Service on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Lunch will follow the service. Bro. Mike Dowd will lead service. Masks are optional

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

 APRIL 2021

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Linda Castillo – A Simple Murder
  • J. D. Robb – Faithless in Death
  • J. T. Jance – Missing and Endangered
  • Christine Feehan – Reckless Road
  • Charlaine Harris – The Russian Cage
  • Sharon Sala – Blind Faith
  • Tracie Peterson – Forever By Your Side
  • Danielle Steel – The Affair
  • Joanne Fluke – Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder
  • Angela Hunt – The Shepherd’s Wife
  • Maisey Yates – Lone Wolf Cowboy
  • Ashley Antoinette – Guilty Gucci
  • Christine Feehan – Lightning Game
  • Joyce Carol Oates – The Other You
  • C. J. Box – Dark Sky
  • Janet Dailey – Calder Brand
  • Clive Cussler – Fast Ice
  • Jude Deveraux – Meant To Be
  • Gerry Spence – Blood on the Table
  • Donna Andrews – The Gift of the Magpie
  • James Patterson – Deadly Cross and NYPD Red 6
  • Wanda Brunstetter – The Blended Quilt
  • Nora Roberts – The Awakening
  • Bernard Cornwell – Warlord
  • Ernest Cline – Ready Player Two
  • Helen Hardt – Awakened
  • Joel C. Rosenberg – The Beirut Protocol
  • Sadeqa Johnson – The Yellow Wife
  • J. T. Ellison – Her Dark Lies
  • Philip Margolin – A Matter of Life and Death
  • Mark Greaney – Relentless
  • Dean Koontz – The Other Emily
  • Harlan Coben – Win
  • Heather Graham – Danger in Numbers
  • Stuart Woods – Double Jeopardy
The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Eat Like A Bear: Half My Size With the Ridiculously Big Salad – Amanda Rose
  • Southern Living 2020 Annual Recipes
  • Arriving Home: A Gracious Southern Welcome – James T. Farmer
  • Mike Nichols: A Life – Mark Harris
  • Murder of Innocence – James Patterson
  • How To Avoid a Climate Disaster - Bill Gates
  • The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation – Anna Malaika Tubbs
  • Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human
  • Race – Walter Isaacson
  • The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free -o Paulina Bren
  • Dirty, Lazy Keto - Stephanie Laska
  • The Babysitter: My Summers With a Serial Killer – Liza Rodman
  • Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening – Matt Mattus

40+ Men and Women Basketball League Registration

The City of Louisville Parks and Recreation Department is having registration for:  40+ Men and Women Basketball League Registration will end April 27, 2021 at 5pm. $10/player.

Games will be played at the Louisville Activity Building located at 405 Ivy avenue, building at the new playground and splashpad

You may register at the Louisville Activity Building or email info to: