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 midmisslib.com. 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 www.jw.org 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 pid@jw.org.

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 dhutchins@eccc.edu 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 mmcleod@eccc.edu.

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 viatlant.org 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.