{news} Calendar of Events

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.

Alzheimers Caregivers and Family Support Group Meeting Aug. 4 All caregivers and family supporters of loved ones with Alzheimers are encouraged to attend a meeting on Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 pm in the First Presbyterian Family Life Building. This group meets every first Saturday of each month and would like to encourage others to come. Love, care, concern, advice and support for each other is the main goal, as Alzheimers continues to challenge so many lives. Refreshemnts will be served. Jodie Griffin Ross, CMT-BC (Board Certified Music Therapist), will be speaking about Music Therapy with Alzheimers patients. For more information please call 803-4372 or 773-3194.

Trail Walk August 4 The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold a Guided Trail Walk of the Wilderness Trail led by Refuge Manager Steve Reagan on Saturday August 4. A group walk is a great opportunity for individuals reluctant to hike alone to experience the beauty of the Refuge. Meet at trailhead at the end of Keaton Tower Road at 9:00 a.m. Call 322-5548 for more details.

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.

School Supply Drive Saturday, August 4 The Winston County Junior Auxiliary will he hosting its Annual School Supply Drive in front of Wal-Mart Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 8:00 AM til 3:00 PM. The donations made to the drive will be distributed among the schools of Winston County. Please come out and donate so every child in Winston County has the basic tools they need to succeed in the upcoming school year!

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 rhondaprisock@yahoo.com 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.

Revival to be held Aug. 6 There will be a revival held at Center hill Church of God in Christ, Hwy 15 South, Louisville on August 6-10, 2012 at 7:00 pm nightly. Revivalist: Clifton T. Haynes. Pastor, Superintendent Ozell Coburn.

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. The event will be in the Courtroom of the Winston County Courthouse.

Cheal kick off Aug. 10 Christian Home Educators Association of Louisville will have their annual kickoff, Friday, August 10 at Northside Park in Philadelphia, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will also have a curriculum/book swap/sell/ give away. Bring a sack lunch for your family and any books you would like to sell. Come join us for some fun! If you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned pro and want to join a support group consider joining CHEAL, http:// www.chealgroup.wordpress.com For more information call (662) 736-0914 or email edbel@hughes.net

Bethel M.B. church event Aug. 11 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.

Class of 73’ meeting August 11, 2 p.m. Louisville High School Class of 1973 will have a meeting at City Hall on August 11 at 2 p.m. For more information call Emma Goss at 662-773-4305 or Gwen Eichelberger at 662-705-1270.

Gospel Musical Program Aug. 12, 3 p.m. The United Methodist Men of the Wesley United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a gospel musical program on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend. Choirs, groups, and soloists are welcome.

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.

New Zion Revival August 13-18 New Zion M.B. Church will hold revival service the week of August 13-18, 2012, with Rev. J.P. Walker and the New Bethel/ M.B. Church family of Canton, Ms as special guest. Service will begin each night at 7:30. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Book signing set for Aug. 18 The Winston County Library will host a book signing by local author Frances Ball for her new book Front Porch Connection. The book gives stories and tidbits of her 75-years in Winston County. The signing will be held at the Winston County Library on Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $15. All are invited to come visit with Ball and family and friends. Persons may also purchase a book by calling 773-3664 or 803-2286 or stopping by the Winston County Journal.

Summer Revival Aug. 20-24, 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Essie Jackson will be the guest minister for Friendship Ackerman’s Summer Revival, Aug. 20-24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The pastor is Rev. Charlie Davis. The public is invited. Contact 736-3500 for more information.

Indian Springs Revival Aug. 26-31 Indian Springs Assembly of God will be in revival services August 26 – 31. Service times are Sunday 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Matthew Gros of Schriever, LA. There will be special singing each night. The church is located at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Mt. Calvary Church Rd.

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).

Louisville Extension Seminary Fall Classes Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Louisville Extension Seminary of M & I College will begin fall classes Sept. 17 at Mt. Sinai Church on Hwy 397. The time is 7 p.m. Courses being offered are English The Easy Way, and Ancient World History. Contact Evangelist Jackson at 736-3500 or 773-7408 for more information.

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 lostnthemail@yahoo.com.

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.