Calendar of Events

Bird event May 16 On May 16, Dr. Jennie Jones will direct a bird walk at Legion State Park beginning at 8:00 am, starting at the pavilion

Winston Medical Center Nursing Home to host beauty pageant May 17 Baby/Children’s Pageant Ages Birth-5 yrs. Thursday, May 17, at 6 P.M. Winston Medical Center-Nursing Home Activity Room Registration fee is $15 Registration forms may be picked up 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. in Activity Department/ Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Contact: Mandy Tucker or Sharon Clark for more information @662-779-5121.

Union Chapel to host program May 19 The Union Chapel M.B. Church will be having their Musician’s Appreciation Program on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. Special guests will include Pastor Armondo Adams. & Redemption & the Gospelations. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Annual Walk for Sickle Cell May 19, 9 a.m. Star of Zion No. 456 will host the 3rd Annual Walk for Sickle Cell on May 19 at 9 a.m. in front of the Winston County Courthouse. We are asking for your support in this important event.

Dixon Day May 19, 10 a.m. The 29th Annual Dixon Day will be held at the Neshoba Co. Fairground on May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served picnic style. Plates, drinks, and ice will be provided. All former teacher, students, families, neighbors, and friends are invited to attend. For more information call Patsy Davis at 601-656-3795.

Class of ’72 meeting May 20, 6 p.m. The Class of 1972 will meet May 20 at City Hall at 6 p.m. For more information contact V. Hathorn at 662-773-6239 or M. Haynes at 662-773-5438.

Appreciation Service May 20, 3 p.m. Hopewell United Methodist Church cordially invites you to come and share with us in the Appreciation Service for our Pastor Charles W. Kelly and Wife, May 20 at 3 p.m. The special guest will be Pastor Eddie B. Robinson and the Lonely Valley CME Church of Louisville. We look forward to seeing each of you on this special occasion to honor the pastor.

Jackson Memorial May 20 Jackson Field Memorial will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm.

Whitehall event May 20 Whitehall United Methodist Church will host its 125 Anniversary & Memorial Service on May 20. Please join us for a day of worship and fellowship. At 10 the Reed Brothers will perform Rev. Don Bishop & his wife Nancy will be returning to worship with us. Following the service lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. Memorabilia will be displayed & a slide show will be presented. Whitehall is located on Hwy 14 West.

World outreach training May 20 Invitation to the official lunch of World Outreach and Bible training center – Louisville and licensing and ordination ceremony of Annie and Rickey Thomas, Sunday May 20, 2012 at 10:00 am at Taylor Union Hall. Pastor Ervin and Melba Henderson officiating.

Blowout Talent Show May 25, 8 p.m. The Blowout Talent Show will be held at Taylor Union Hall on May 25 at 8 p.m. The entry fee is $7. A dance will follow immediately after the talent show. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Lasharia Yarbrough at 662-803-9896 as soon as possible.

Lampkin Homecoming May 25 Announcement: On May 25 – May 27 2012 the offspring of Alma and Squire Lampkin, Sr., will be returning to their roots in Louisville Mississippi. They are planning a weekend of family, friends, food and fun

Zama Reunion May 26 The Zama School reunion will be held on May 26, 2012, at 1:00 P.M. II will be held in what was the former Zama School Building which in now the Zama Baptist Church Worship Center. All former teachers, students and those interested in being a part of the meeting and socializing are invited to attend. This year’s theme will be School Memories so be prepared to share what you remember of your school days

Annual Homecoming event set May 26 The 3rd annual Winston County Homecoming is scheduled on May 26 in conjunction with the Red Hills Festival. There will be a mini – museum located in the Winston County Courthouse from 9 am til 2 pm with historical photos, class photos and composites,interesting artifacts and a slide show. Folks are encouraged to bring their own photos and items and participate. To find out more about Louisville Homecoming – visit their Facebook page at Louisvillehomecoming or contact Darlene Bane at 662-803-8222.

Ford School Reunion May 26, 10:30 a.m. The Ford School Reunion will be held on May 26 at Lake Tiak O’ Khata starting at 10:30 a.m.

UMC to host May 27 Memorial services Camp Ground United Methodist Church will observe Memorial services Sunday, May 27 at 11 a.m. followed by dinner on the grounds.

Women’s Day Program May 27, 3 p.m. Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and Women’s Ministry invite the public to come and worship with us on our Women’s Day on May 27 at 3 p.m. Our guest minister is Minister Joyce Clark, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Noxapater. Our theme is “Sisters in the Spirit.”

Center Ridge Homecoming May 27 Center Ridge 3rd Annual Homecoming will be Sunday, May 27 at Dean Park Hwy. 15 The Homecoming Program will begin at 5 pm under the Pavilion. For more information please contact Tamara Frazier 662-803-4129 or Linda Floyd 662-705-8141.

Mount Hebron Memorial May 27 “Mount Hebron Memorial chapel, formerly Mt. Hebron Methodist Church, will celebrate Memorial day at 11 AM on 27 May. Lunch will not be served, but there will be a time of fellowship. Please bring photographs and other memorabilia from Mt. Hebron and the old Central School.

Union Chapel event May 27 Union Chapel M.B. Church will have their Annual Memorial Day Program on Sunday May 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Sylvester Miller, III, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Brighton, Alabama. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Betheden Methodist May 27 The annual memorial service at Bethel Methodist Church will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Sunday May 27, 2012. The church is located on Sharp Road in southwestern Oktibbeha County, one mile east of Choctaw County and one-fourth mile north of Winston County. The service will be conducted by Danny Cheatham, a lay speaker from Gum Branch Baptist Church. This is the only scheduled event held at the old country church.

Center Ridge Choir to perform Center Ridge Community Choir will be performing during the Homecoming program. There will be two rehearsal. For more information please contact Rita Harris 601-781-0540 or Mary Goss 662-773-7514.

Hamm Reunion June 9th, 10 a.m. James and Margarett Hamm Reunion will be June 9th at Macedonia Baptist Church Life Center from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Come bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship.

Homeownership meeting June 12 To celebrate June as being National Homeownership month the Starkville Rural Development local office will host an open house on Tuesday, June 12 in the USDA Service Center (located at 510 Hwy 25 N., Starkville, from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

B&G summer enrollment set The Time Is Now, Enroll your child for the upcoming Boys and Girls Club summer program. You may come by to sign up from June 4, 2012, 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at The Boys and Girls Club of Winston County, 508 Camille Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339 or call us at 662-779-1169.

Class of 1982 reunion set for Sept. 7 The Louisville Class of 1982 will be celebrating its 30th year Class Reunion the weekend of September 7, 2012. All 1982 Winston county high school graduates are invited to attend. There will be a planning meeting at 6:30 Thursday, May 10, 2012 at City Hall. If you need additional information please contact Mary Hampton Hardy (662-803-8909) or Patricia Miller Ball(662-803-0901).

Walking in Wellness Winston County Self Help Cooperative in conjunction with the Diabetes Coalition is Walking in Wellness every Saturday 9AM to 10AM at Ivy Park. Come out and take charge of your health.

AA Meets Louisville/Winston County Alcoholics Anonymous will now meet Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. beginning the first week of January 2012 on the second floor of the community house. Meetings until then will still take place on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity items for sale Winston County Habitat for Humanity has signed Gail Pittman Christmas ornaments and plates for sale at the Silver Goose and Habitat cookbooks for sale at the Winston County Library. The Habitat for Humanity is also seeking board members with construction and other knowledge to help advise on the present home building project

The Winston County Paparazzi The Winston County Paparazzi is working with the MSU Extension Office in Louisville to offer monthly meetings for photography enthusiasts. The meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at the MSU Extension Office in Louisville at 6pm and are open to everyone. For more information call 662-803-8222 after 6 p.m. or email

Choctaw County Farmers Market The newly organized Choctaw County Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, June 9 at JuneFest in Ackerman! Then, the market will be open June 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24 from 3 pm-7 pm. Location will be at the downtown walking track at the corner of Main Street and Commerce Street in Ackerman. Anyone wishing to sell fruits and/or vegetables at the farmers market should contact Juli Hughes, County Director, at the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 (or email Vendor registration is needed by May 18 to sell at JuneFest. There is no fee to sell fruits or vegetables. As part of our Turning the Tide on Poverty project, the group is excited about this new venture.

To all Veterans: Please remember to bring your Military Discharge to the Chancery Clerk’s Office to be recorded. There is no charge for this service. Your discharge only needs to be recorded one time. Julie Cunningham, Winston County Chancery Clerk, Office phone – 662-773-3631; Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ; Monday – Friday

Class of 1987 reunion upcoming The time has come to celebrate of the Louisville High School 25th reunion. The event is scheduled for Nov. 23,24, and 25 which is Thanksgiving weekend. The 3-day event will take place at the Shrine Club. More information will follow in ucoming months. Also, additional information can be found on the class of 1987 facebook page. For futher information, please feel free to contact Yolanda “Marie” May-Wilson (773-2147), Cathie Shields-Edwards(779-5046), and Bobbie Love-Johnson(779-2443).

Backwoods Comics Fest set Sept. 29 This week at BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.NET website a different artist is drawing and writing each strip each day in celebration of April Fools Week. The fun thing about this is that each of the six artists that are helping with this will be at the BACKWOODS COMICS FEST on Sept. 29, held at the Louisville Coliseum. Some of them will even be part of the panel discussion at the Strand Theater the night before. These artists range from Web Cartoonists to independent artists and even a couple of them have worked for companies like Marvel & DC. Check out the website for a peek of just a few of the artists. that will be at the Festival