Calendar of Events

Oak Grove II M. B. Church July 25-27 Summer Revival Services beginning July 25 through 27 at 7:30 p.m. the speaker will be Dr. Michael C. Taylor Jr. Pastor of Calvary M.B. Church of Louisville MS. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Anthony Thomas, Pastor.

Gospel Singing July 28, 7 p.m. There will be a gospel singing at the Stewart Fire Department on July 28 at 7 p.m. Performing will be The McMillians of New Albany, Joyful Noise of Greenwood, and The Crouchs from Winona. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be no admission, but a love offering will be received. Concessions will be available. For More information contact Angie at 662-418-6454.

Christian Art Fundraiser July 28, 12-4 p.m. A Christian Art fundraiser will be held at the Winston County Courthouse on July 28 from 12-4 p.m. All proceeds will go toward record label. For more information call Don Carter at 662-803-5251.

Walker Reunion July 28 The annual Walker Reunion will be held Saturday, July 28 at the Fellowship Hall at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church on Garrigues Road. All descendants, relatives and friends are encouraged to bring food and drinks for a potluck lunch which will be served around noon. Please come early and bring information, recipes, pictures, and family memories to share. For more information, contact Bea Sullivan at 662-773-2820.

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.

Back to School Rally July 28 6th Annual Back-to-School Rally set for Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Dean Park from 5PM – 7PM. FREE School Supplies. Steve Eiland will be the featured Motivational Speaker. Sponsored by Winston County Branch NAACP Contact Janice Hopkins 662-773-7743 and Charles Hampton 662-803-0635.

Revival at Ellison Ridge July 29 – Aug 1, 2012 Revival at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, Pastor Tommy Cherry, will be held on July 29 – August 1, 2012 at 7 pm nightly. Evanglist Bro. Tim Horton will be speaking. Song leader will be Billy Bowie.

Pastor Anniversary Mt. Pleasant #1 M.B. Church will be celebrating their Pastor’s 2nd year anniversary, Pastor Willie V. Daniels and Lady Aretina Daniels on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., Please join us in this joyous occasion as we celebrate and honor this anointed man and woman of God. The guest speaker for this occasion will be Dr. Larnzy L. Carpenter Jr. pastor of First Baptist Church Longview and his church family of Starkville, MS. For more information please contact Evangelist Debbie Love-Lee, 773-9363 or the church at 773-4883. The church is located at 2058 Evergreen Road.

Annual Summer Revival July 29 Annual Summer Revival will be held at Friendship MB Church located at 506 Jones Ave. Louisville, MS starting Sunday night, July 29 through Wednesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. each night.

The evangelist for the week will be Reverend James Morris, the pastor of West Unity Methodist Church located in Louisville, MS.

Ellison Revival July 29 Revival at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church, Pastor Tommy Cherry, will be held on July 29 – August 1, 2012 at 7 pm nightly. Evanglist Bro. Tim Horton will be speaking. Song leader will be Billy Bowie.

B & G Club Open House Aug. 2, 3-7 p.m. The Winston County Boys and Girls Club will have their open house on Aug. 2 from 3-7 p.m. All members must fill out new applications. The fee will be $30 a month. The first month’s fee must be paid before a child can attend the program. For more information, contact the B & G Club at 662-779-1169.

REPM to meet August 2 The Winston County Retired Educational Personnel of Miss. will host a meeting August 2 in the Louisville City Hall with Terry Woods, President of Citizens Bank of Louisville. Woods will discuss the economy.

Fish Fry & Dance Aug. 3, 6-10 p.m. The Friends of Dean Park announces its Friday Night Fish Fry and Dance to be held on Friday, August 3 at 6-10 p.m. at Dean Park in Louisville. LET’S SLIDE with the famous Dr. Mel-O-Mix Master of Richmond, CA aka, as Melvin Davis as DJ. He will entertain with blues, jazz, rock, slides, rap, hip-hop and country from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. A donation of $10.00 is requested for the event. Funds are for our 2012 Project. Contact Information: Mattie Davis, (510) 851-3557, Annie Pearl Hudson, (662) 773-6189, Elmetra Patterson, (510) 672-2106 or (662) 779-0169.

Mt. Pleasant No. 1 Aug. 3-4 Mt. Pleasant No. 1 M.B. Church will be hosting a Women’s Conference, August 3-4, 2012, August 3, Friday at 7:00 pm. and Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. with a lite lunch following. Please join us for this dynamic conference were women will be proclaiming their destiny. For more information please contact First Lady Aretina Daniels 341-0916 or Kathereine Eichelberger at 662-361-0003.

Meet the Chiefs Day Aug. 4, 10 a.m. The Winston County Chiefs, and staff members would like to invite the public to Meet the Chiefs Day, which is set for August 4 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Eiland Middle School Field. This is to kick off the 2012 fall football season for the Chiefs Football Players and the Cheerleaders.

During this year Meet the Chiefs you may purchase a ticket from any player, cheerleader, or staff members for $5.00 per ticket to receive a $500.00 cash give away. The player or cheerleader selling the most tickets will receive $100.00 in cash.

The Macon Broncos of Noxubee County will be traveling to take part in the event. Everyone is welcome to bring the entire family, set up your tents, and bring lawn chairs. There is no charge, the event is free.

Heartland Pageant August 4 The Mississippi Dixie Heartland Pageant will be held on August 4, 2012 from the beautiful Ty Cobb Complex Auditorium at the Ackerman High School. The doors will open at 12:00 noon and the pageant will start at 2:00. This is an all crown beauty pageant with each contestant receiving a beautiful crown – no contestant will leave the stage without a crown. We have age divisions for contestants of all ages. Age groups are Baby Miss 0-15 months, Toddler Miss 16-23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 Years, Little Miss 4-5 Years, Young Miss 6-8 Years, Pre –Teen Miss 9-11 Years, Junior Miss 12-14 Years, Teen Miss 15-17, Miss 18 & Up Single (Never Married or Pregnant) and Ms. (Married, single w/children or Divorced 18 years old and older). Look at Fantabulous Formals page on Facebook for a link to forms, email or call/text 662-803-8555 for more information.

McMillin Reunion set August 4-5 The 62nd annual McMillin and Related Families of Louisville and Winston County will be held August 4 and 5 at Lake Tiak O’Khata.

Cookout will be on Saturday, Aug 4, on the grounds at 6 pm. Those attendiing should bring a side or dessert. Sunday, Aug 5, meeting will take place in the Colonial Room at 10:30. There will be a program, business meeting, and buffet luncheon. Cost of luncheon is approximately $16 for adults.

Ellison Ridge School Reunion August 5 The annual Ellison Ridge school reunion will be held August 5 at Lake Tiak O’Khata. All former students and their family are urged to attend. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with a dutch treat meal around noon. The class of 1952 will be in charge of the program and will celebrate their 60th year. For more information call Truman Whitehead at 662-773-5727.

Church Service August 5 The Uncompromised Word Church will host a church service at Taylor Union Hall on Hwy 397 in Louisville on August 5. Breaking Bread will be at 9:30 a.m. and a Praise 7 Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bobby D. Carter. For more information contact 662-803-5092. Mt. Pleasant #2 M.B. Church Homecoming Aug. 5

You are cordially invited to come and share in our Homecoming Reunion on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. Saturday is filled with fun, games, fellowship, plenty of good food and an afternoon program @ 2:pm. Souvenirs and other items available. Sunday will be a day of celebrating Jesus, the Word and food for all to enjoy. For more information please contact Sis. Brookie Lampley at 803.2211. Homecoming Aug. 5

Homecoming at Smallwood Church, Winston County, August 5, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Preaching, at 11:00 singing begins, Dinner at 12:00 noon, singing in afternoon. Pastor Ronald and Glenda Jenkins, invites everyone to come and join us. For more information call 601-656-7964.

Revival services August 5-8 Murphy Creek Baptist Church on Bond Rd in Winston County will host Revival services August 5-8. 11:00 and 6:00 on Sunday. 11:00 and 7:00 Monday through Wednesday. Bro Paul Blanchard, Director of Missions for Winston County will be preaching and Don Wallace of South Louisville Baptist Church will lead the singing. The pastor is Bro. Walter Simmons

Health Care law meeting Aug. 6 A representative from the Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner’s office will present a program on the new Healthcare law and how it will affect Mississippians, Mississippi businesses and industry, and the state’s budget. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 6, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.. All interested and concerns citizens of the community are welcome to attend.

Bethel M.B. church event Aug. 6 The Mighty Disciples, 5th year Pre-Anniversary will be held at Bethel M. B. Church on Crystal Ridge Road Saturday August 11, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The groups will be The Clark Family of Aberdeen, Unity of Kilmichael, The Angelette of Starkville, Decided 7 of Eupora. Come and be blessed. The public is invited.

Pre-Anniversary Celebration Aug. 9-11, 6 p.m. The Mighty Disciples will host their 5th year pre-Anniversary from Aug. 9-11 at 6 p.m. at Bethel M.B. Church on Crystal Ridge Road. The public is invited. Class of 73’ meeting August 10, 2 p.m. Louisville High School Class of 1973 will have a meeting at City Hall on August 10 at 2 p.m. For more information call Emma Goss at 662-773-4305 or Susan Eichelberger at 662-705-1270 Mighty Disciples August 11 The Mighty Disciples 5th Year Pre-Anniversary, sponsored by Disciples of Christ, to be held at Bethel M. B. Church on Crystal Ridge Road, Louisville, Saturday August 11, 2012 at 6:00 P. M. The public is invited Concord Baptist Church 175th Anniversary August 12 Concord Baptist Church in Choctaw County will celebrate its 175th Anniversary on Sunday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The celebration will be all day with former pastors and State Representatives speaking, singing by The Reed Brothers and Joyful Noise and also dinner on the ground. Bring your families, friends, your favorite food and a have a great time fellowshipping and praising the Lord for our 175 years of ministry and history. Roger Griffith, pastor.

Revival August 13 Rev. Roosevelt Gage and The Pleasant Grove UM Church would like to invite you to come and worship at Annual Summer Revival. This will take place on August 13-17, 2012 at 7:30 nightly. Our Guest speaker will be Rev. Ozell Landfair Sr. of Haven Memorial United Methodist Church in Clarksdale MS.

Hopewell UMC Revival Aug. 26-30 Hopewell United Methodist Church in Louisville will hold a revival from Aug. 26-30. Sunday time will be 6 p.m., and Monday thru Thursday at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Eddie Hinton from Starkville. The public is invited to come and be blessed in the name of Jesus. 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. Vendor booths $25 with electricity $30. For car show call 662-724-4656. For more information about this event contact Mark Robinson 662-803-7230

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.

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

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

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.