Calendar of Events

Driver Safety Class for Nov. 28 AARP chapter 2859 will sponsor a driver safety class for ages 50 plus at the Winston County Extension Office, Wednesday, November 28. The Time is 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served. Please call Evangelist Essie Jackson to register at 662-736-3500.

Christmas Angel Tree Packets The Junior Auxiliary of Louisville has the Christmas Angel Tree Packets at the Winston County Library.

The deadline for the gifts to be dropped off will be December 3, 2012 at the Winston County Baptist Association at 1001 North Columbus Ave. (773-3366) Please make a Christmas wish come true by adopting these Angels.

Friends of Noxubee Refuge host event Dec. 1 The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold Holiday Nature Crafts on Saturday December 1 from 9 a.m. ˆ 12 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Come and enjoy a morning creating decorative items using natural materials. Call 323-5548 for more information.

Pastor Anniversary set for Dec 2 New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 21st anniversary of Pastor W.L. Hightower on Dec. 2, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. J.C. Smith if New Beginning M. B. Church of Canton, MS will be the guest speaker. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Highpoint meeting Dec. 4 Highpoint Water Association will have their annual meeting Tuesday night Dec. 4th at 7:00 in the annex building. Joyce Hull 662-773-3902.

LHS Night of Fun Dec. 6 The Louisville High School Family Science Class wll host a night of fun Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. The East Central Community College Gospel Choir will be the guest. Also, the Family Science Class will present a mock wedding. The theme for the evening will be “The Struggles of families and Society. All are invited to the event with a two dollar admission at the door.

Retired Education Personnel of Miss. meeting Dec. 6 Retired Education Personnel of Miss. to meet Dec. 6 Date: December 6, 2012 Place: Lake Tiak O Khata Time: 11:00 AM

Speaker will be introduced by Senator Giles Ward. Speaker: Forest Thigpen, President of the Miss. Center for Public Policy

Topic: “What are charter schools & can they improve educational opportunities for Miss. Children.

Ball book signing Francis Stewart Ball, author of “Front Porch Connection,” will have a book signing on December 8. She will be a the Cuppa restuarant from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the Carl Jackson concert. Her book is about growing up in Winston County during the depression years and beyond.

Carl Jackson Concert Dec. 8 Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012. Carl Jackson’s 16th Annual “Home for Christmas” Concert at the historic Strand Theater. Carl will be in concert with Nashville’s Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle, Valerie Storey, Bradley Walker, Johnny Rawls, and comedian Lonnie Shorr. Tickets are on sale now at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce. Call Linda Skelton or Martha Mills at 662-773-3921 or visit the chamber office. Tickets will sell out for both concerts, so get yours soon.

Winston Guards to meet Dec. 10 Winston Guard No. 2643 MS Division United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet December 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Tiak O’Khata. Come join us.

LMSD Community meeting Dec. 10 There will be a community meeting on December 10, 2012, at 6:00 P.M. at Noxapater Attendance Center Auditorium. The meeting will be to receive input from the community on building needs for the Louisville Municipal School District.

4th Annual Coat Drive December 15, 2012 Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is asking for donations of winter coats and winter clothing for their 4th Annual Coat Drive that will be held on Dec. 15, 2012. They are asking for all sizes for children, women and men!!! The community’s help would be appreciated. For pick up please contact Minister Mechelle Shields at 662-803-4938, Evangelist Essie Jackson at 662-773-7408 or 662-736-3500, or Sister Cathy Edwards at 662-705-0725.

90th Birthday celebration for Grace Sloan All friends and family are cordially invited to join the family of Grace Sloan

in celebrating her 90th birthday. Sunday, December 30, 2012

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 724 Hopewell Road, McCool, MS 39108 For info and directions: Tony Sloan, 662-773-9072

Annual tree sale Winston County Soil and Water is having its annual tree sale. We will be taking orders until December 7, 2012. Order forms can be picked up at the office located at 218-B South Columbus Avenue or you can contact the office at 662-773-2207 Ext 3

Church campaign Pastor Robert E. Brownlee, Sr. and members of the Agape Church are pleased to announce participation in the Clothes for Christ Campaign. They are asking for donations of old clothing and shoe to bless this ministry. Anyone wishing to donate the designated items is asked to bring the items to the parking lot of the church located at 302 Ball Drive- Louisville. The contact numbers are (662) 419-2386; (662) 773-9521; (662) 773-8999. The website is

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.

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.

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

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.

Reminder To All 1987 Louisville High School Graduates. The time is drawing near to our 30th year class reunion. The reunion dates are November 23-25, 2012. The deadline for all classmates to RSVP their intentions to take part in the class reunion is November 3, 2012. Please RSVP your plans to any Class Reunion Committee member, Yolanda Wilson, Kathy Edwards, Bobbie Love-Johnson, Deborah Foster, Marita Wells-Hickman, and Neshell Hopkins. We looked forward to celebrating with all our class members.