Calendar of Events

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.

Pastor Appreciation July 1, 3 p.m. Greensboro Church Family will be having Rev. Carl Swanigan Pastor Appreciation Program on July 1 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Ronald Jefferson, Pastor of Rockport and Mount Hermon U.M. Church of Ackerman. The public is invited.

Revival Services July 1-3 Revival services will be held at Bethel M.B. Church on Crystal Ridge Rd. on July 1-3 beginning at 6 p.m. on July 1 and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3. The guest speaker for this event will be Rev. Joe Shumaker, Pastor of Spring Hill M.B. Church in Louisville. The public is invited to attend.

The Dan-Azzilee McDonald Family July 1 reunion July 1, 2012 at Noon – The Dan-Azzilee McDonald Family will hold a reunion on July 1, 2012 at the Cleveland Community Center, old Cleveland School, on Highway 16 in Kemper County. Help spread the word to family members. Please bring food and drinks for pot luck lunch which will be served around noon. Come early and bring pictures and family memories to share with everyone. If you have and questions call Jimmy McDonald at 601-479-8833, Marcie Stewart at 601-656-7319, Carolyn Carroll at 601-677-3353 or Leddie Hill at 601-626-8171.

Wright Family Reunion July 7 The Edwards Wright-Katie Wright Bateman family will meet Saturday, July 7 at the Masonic Lodge at Preston for its annual reunion and chicken fry. Bring your favorite foods and drinks and chicken prepared to be fried. Please bring any family mementos that you would like to share or have put into our albums. If you have any questions concerning the reunion please contact Jerry Dubard at 601-656-7892, Barry Wright at 601-677-4217, or Carolyn Carroll at 601-677-3353.

VBS July 9-13 Mt. Pleasant No. 1 MB Church at 1458 Evergreen Rd. in Louisville invites you to its summer Vacation Bible School from July 9-13 at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. We offer adult men and women classes as well as our youth classes. For more information contact Pastor Willie Daniels at 662-341-0916 and/or Sister Bertha Macon, Youth Christian Education Director at 662-803-1431.

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:

VFW Meeting July 10 12 noon There will be a meeting at VFW Post 4540 on July 10 at 12 noon to discuss the sale of Post property. All members are urged to attend.

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.

LFD vs LPD July 14 The Louisville Fire Department and Louisville Police Department will host an Eating Competition at Luigi’s on 7/14. The two departments are also selling Hamburger Plates for sale for MS Burn Foundation contact Louisville Fire Department.

Revival June 15-18 Crystal Ridge Baptist Church will have a revival from July 15-18. July 15 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Evangelist Bill Bozeman. Everyone is invited.

Pastor and Wife Appreciation Program July 15 The Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church would like to invite the public to attend the 13th year Appreciation celebration of their Pastor and Wife ( Rev. Donald Bryant and Dr. Bryant) on July 15, 2012 at 3:00p.m. The guest speaker for the event will be Rev. Lavorn Murphy of St. Luke Church in Ackerman, MS. The public is welcome and invited to share with them on this program.

Ignite Music Workshop July 28 Ackerman Church of God will be hosting a Music Workshop, “Ignite” on Saturday, July 28, 2012 9AM-1PM. This workshop will “spark your passion and ignite your church”. This is open to all participants of the church Music & Media Departments. Various topics and sessions will be held including: Vocal techniques, maximizing the voulme of your choir and praise teams, praise bands and musicians, worship from a Pastor’s perspective, the worship-leading choir, sound and media in the small to medium churches. The cost is $10/person if you pre- register before Friday, June 29th, or you may pay $15/person at the door the day of the conference. A lunch is provided in the cost. Email: for a pre-registrastion form or call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-5240. The church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS.

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).

Cotton Gin Festival Sept. 29, 2012 The Noxapater Community Alliance will host their annual Cotton Gin Festival on September 29, 2012. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. Activities for the event include the annual car show and live entertainment. For more information about this event contact 662-773-8289.

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.

La Leche League of Louisville La Leche League of Louisville meets monthly on the 4th Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the County Extension Building. La Leche League offers mother-to-mother support, leaders accredited by La Leche League International, latest breastfeeding information, 24-hour telephone help, and lending library. For meeting information call Bonnie at 662-773-3911.

Volunteers for LFD Help wanted: Individuals to serve their community. Must be dedicated, honest, community orientated, willing to help & learn, and able to help. Pay: none, uniform: provided, training: provided, satisfaction: guaranteed. Be a volunteer firefighter for the LFD.

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.