Calendar of Events

Driver Safety Class 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.

Louisville children’s community musical theater set for Dec. 7 Christmas Cheer is in the air, but it’s just not Christmas without Sugar Plum Fairies, Toy Soldiers, the Rat King, and the Nutcracker. Come join the Louisville Children’s Community Musical Theatre for a sweet holiday treat. Their production of “The Nutcracker” will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 and Saturday, Dec. 8th at 7 p.m. both nights in the East Louisville Baptist Church family life center. There will be a $2 donation requested for admission. Hope to see you there.

Talent Show set for Saturday, Dec. 8 On December 8, 2012, Mainly Music of Louisville, MS, will be hosting a talent show contest to be held in front of the Winston County Courthouse. We would love to have any and all musicians, slots available for solitary, duet, and group artists. Each act will be allowed five minutes. We will have at least 3 different judges for the contest. The show starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until the last person has completed their performance. Prizes are first place is a $100 gift certificate from Mainly Music, second place is a gift $50 certificate from Mainly Music, and third place is a $25 gift certificate from Mainly Music.

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.

Men’s day program Dec. 9 Mt. Sanai Missionary Baptist Church’s Men’s Day Program will be on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Special FBI Agent Jeffrey Artis. Agent Artis is assigned to the Jackson Division of the FBI, and he is currently assigned to investigate allegations of civil rights violations. He is also the Crisis Negotiation Coordinator for the Jackson Division. The public is invited to come and share this special day with the Mt. Sinai Church Family.

Christmas Program Dec. 9 Greensboro C.M.E. Church Family and Pastor Carl Swanigan will be having a Christmas program, on the 2nd Sunday Dec. 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Jackie Steele of Union Chapel M.B. Church and their youth Choir; Lonely Valley Sunshine Choir. The guest group will be The Mighty Disciples. The Public is invited.

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.

Gospel celebration set for Dec. 15 A gospel celebration will be held at the Strand Theatre on Church Street in downtown Louisville on Saturday, December 15, with show times at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $3. Event will have singers, musicians, a speaker and more. Call for more information: Lowery at 662-803-9494, Miller at662-803-1014 or Bouie at 662-736-0096

Union Chapel Event Dec. 15 Union Chapel M.B. Church will have their Annual Ladies in Red Program, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

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.

Winston County off-season football conditioning program Lawrence Sangster, former running back and graduate of Louisville High School, will begin an off-season football conditioning training camp here in Winston County. This Program is designed to help develop our 7th-12th grade players during off-season. This program will be from January 7th- August 1, 2013. There will be a monthly fee of $100 per player. Each player must present a copy of proof of insurance in order to participate in the program. The players will work on conditioning activities each week from Monday-Thursday from 4p.m.-7p.m. If interested, please come sign up at the Louisville Coliseum on Saturday, January 5th, from 10 a.m. until 5p.m. The first Saturday of each month will serve as sign up or resign up day for all participants. For more info call: Lawrence Sangster 662-803-5613

Reminder To All 1987 LHS Grads. 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 class members.