Calendar of Events

Flag Ceremony June 14, 5 p.m. There will be a flag ceremony at Legion State Park at 5 p.m. at the Lodge. Anyone interested in helping preserve the park for future generations is invited.

Invitation to Refuge Birthday Social June 14 The Fish and Wildlife Service, Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge invites the public and Friends of Noxubee Refuge to join Refuge staff in a social celebration on June 14, 2012, at 1:00 P.M. at the Visitor Center. This celebration is of the anniversary of the establishment of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge on June 14, 1940, 72 years ago. Come out and join us for cake and meet the new Refuge Manager, Steve Reagan, other Refuge staff, and find out what is happening on your Refuge.

Bait hooks june 16 The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold Ladies Bait Your Hooks on Saturday June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Refuge Visitor Center. Ladies of all ages who want to learn about and get involved in fishing will enjoy this informal session on the various types of freshwater fishing. After the in-class session, the class will move to a stocked pond for a chance to catch catfish. Call 323-5548 for more information.

Gospel Singing June 16, 7 p.m. There will be a gospel singing at Sherwood Community Center on Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Performing will be By This Grace, Revelations, and Brandy Pennington. Everyone is welcome to come join us for a great night of Southern gospel singing, food, and fellowship. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. Concessions available. For more info you may call Angie at 662-418-6654.

Father’s Day Program June 17, 3 p.m. The people of Hopewell U.M. Church invite you all to our annual Father’s Day Program on June 17 at 3 p.m. Any questions contact Bro. Pheneous Carter at 662-773-5733. Our blessing goes out to everyone. Our doors are always open.

Anniversary at Oak Grove No. 2 June 17 Oak Grove No. 2 Baptist Church on Enon Road, Louisville will be celebrating Rev. Anthony Thames first year pastor Anniversary, Sunday June 17, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. Guest speaker will be Dr. Michael C. Taylor Jr., pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Louisville, MS The Public is invited to attend.

Vacation Bible School June 18 Come fly with “Sky!” VBS at Wess Chapel Baptist Church on McLeod Road, to be held on June 18-22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Children ages 3-12 are invited to attend. For more information call 803-6288.

CIVIL WAR CONCERT June 18 Nationally known Civil War singer, musician, and historian, Bobby Horton, will be in concert on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in McComas Auditorium on the MSU campus. This free concert will feature music from both the North and South, popular at home and on the battlefield.

VBS June 18 Mt. Sinai Vacation Bible School will be June 18, 19, and 20 beginning at 6:00pm. The theme is “Heaven’s Kitchen”.The public is invited. Contact 662-736-3500 or 662-773-7743 for more information.

MADD on DUI June 19, 6 p.m. MADD will hold a discussion regarding DUI on June 19 at the South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center at 6 p.m. For more information call 662-705-0795 or 662-733-3032. Free Workshop June 19 Introductions to Community Grant Writing. Everyone is invited to this free workshop to learn how to seek funding for projects that support our community. Join us at the Winston County Extension Office on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Please Call 662-773-3091 to sign up.

Summer Breeze Revival June 20 Ebenezer Church of God in Christ at 688 Bethany Ebenezer Road announces and invites all people to our annual “Summer Breeze” revival services beginning June 20 thru June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Special prayer time begins at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker for these services will be Elder David Lewis of Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ of Aberdeen.

Summer Revival June 24 Gates of Joy C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Elder R.D. Murry cordially invites residents of Louisville and surrounding communities to our Annual Summer Revival. The speakers will be Elder Melvin Roberson and District Missionary Rosie Harris. The event will take place June 24-28. Prayer will begin at 7 p.m., with service to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Pastor/wife anniversary June 24, 3 p.m. The White Plain M.B. Church in McCool will be celebrating their Pastor Rev. Willie P. Macon and wife 2nd year Anniversary on June 24 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Joseph S. Berry Sr., pastor of Unity M.B. Church in Louisville. The public is invited to attend.

Graduation Services June 24, 3:30 p.m. A public graduation celebration will be held on June 24 at the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. We will be honoring Rev. L.B. Hathorn, Rev. Charles Griffin, and Evangelist Martha Moore. The graduation sermon will be preached by Dr. Benjamin Pittman. Please come and help celebrate their exemplary efforts in achieving the Christian education required to receive an accredited degree in their major field of study as servants of God. For more information contact 662-736-3500 or 601-650-9947.

Hailey Reunion June 24 The Hailey Reunion will be held on June 24 at the Preston Masonic Lodge located on Hwy 21. It will begin at 11 a.m. Meal at noon. Make plans to bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship.

Walter/Patterson Family Reunion June 24, 10 a.m. The James Walter and Alice Richey Patterson Family Reunion will be held at Land ‘O Lakes in Brooksville on June 24 at 10 a.m. Please make plans to bring a dish and join us for a day of food, fun, and fellowship.

Neighborhood Watch meeting June 28 Highpoint /New Zion Neighborhood Watch meeting Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Highpoint Fire Department. Everyone is urged to attend to help keep our community safe.

VBS at South Louisville June 29 South Louisville Vacation Bible School June 25 through June 29 Beginning at 8:30 am. until 11:30 am., ages 4 through 6th grade. For more information 662-773-3032.

The 2012 Tennis For Life Camp July 9 The 2012 Tennis For Life Camp will be held July 9-13, 08:30-10:00 am at Ivy Park Tennis Courts. This is a Christian tennis camp open to children ages 9-12. Each day will begin with prayer & a short Bible lesson, followed by a tennis lesson. There are slots open for a total of 20 students. If you would like to enroll your child in the camp or for more details, contact: Mike Robertson Phone: 662-312-2019 E-mail:

Louisville 2012 Softball League July 12 Louisville Softball League will be starting July 12. We will be having Co-ed Teams, Church League Teams, Men’s and Women’s Teams. If you are interested, contact 662-803-7216. All team entry fees must be in by June 30, 2012 by 6 p.m. Games will be played at Ivy and Academy Parks.

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).

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

Summer Feeding Program The Louisville Municipal School District will soon start their Summer Feeding Program, which provides free meals to all children 18 years of age and under (or persons 19 and over who are mentally or physically disabled and participating in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.)

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. at the follwing locations: Eiland Middle School, Monday—Friday, June 4-29. Nanih Waiya and Noxapater schools, Monday through Thursday, June 4-28; Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3; Monday through Thursday, July 16-26. Louisville High School, Monday through Thursday, June 4-28; Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3; Monday through Thursday, July 9-31.

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

Parental Involvement Notice The Louisville Municipal School District’s Director of Special Education is currently soliciting input from parents of students with disabilities to assist in the development of the 2012-2013 Special Education Project Application. If you are a parent/guardian of a student with a disability and would like to be involved, please contact Laquita Moore, Director of Special Education at (662) 773-2036 on or before June 1, 2012.

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.

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.