Calendar of Events

Refuge meeting Jan. 17 The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold their first General Meeting of the year on January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Refuge Visitor Center. The speaker will be Ricky Flynt, the Alligator Program Coordinator with Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. The public is invited and refreshment will be served.

NAACP to honor MLK January 19 The Winston County Branch of the NAACP will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Saturday, January 19, 2013 immediately following the parade, approximately 11:00 A.M there will be a short program at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 142 Union Chapel Road.

The speaker will be Dr. K. C. Morrison, Professor and Head Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State University.

Parade participants will line up at the Mt. Moriah at 9:00 A.M. with the parade starting promptly at 10:00 A.M. Parade entry fee is $5.00.

Contact Renee Hampton 662-435-4512 or 662-779-0462,

MLK Day program Jan. 20 Wesley United Methodist Church, 507 Jones Avenue, Louisville, will be having Martin Luther King Day Program on the 3rd Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The guest speaker for this glorious occasion will be Rev. W.L. Hightower, pastor of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Come and help us celebrate this wonderful occasion. Rev. James Morris is Pastor.

Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball Jan. 21 The Attala County Democratic Executive Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee will host the Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball celebrating the Reelection of President Barrack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden to be held Monday, January 21. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at the Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club, 500 Knox Road, Kosciusko. Tickets are $20 (Adults) and $10 (Youth 5-17). The public is invited to join us for an evening of entertainment, food and fellowship. Each ticket holder will also receive an Inauguration souvenir package. For tickets and more information, please contact the Middle Mississippi Inaugural Ball Steering Committee: Charlotte F. Miller (Chair) 662.547.6067; Gloria Hutchins (Co-Chair) 662.290.0249.

MLK Day celebration at Mt. Sinai Jan. 21 The Ministers wives, widows and Women evangelist will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration January 21, 2013 at the Mt Sinai M. B. Church. The time is 10:00 A.M. Refreshments will be served. Call 662-773-3500 or 662-803-1933 for more information.

Farmers Market Meeting Jan. 22 If you have an interest in growing fruits and vegetables or selling products at our local farmers market there will be a special meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at the Winston County Extension Office. Dr. David Nagel as well as Dr. Anna Hood will be presenting programs that address commercial vegetable production as well as value added products for sale. For additional information please call the Winston County Extension Office at 773-3091.

Neighborhood Watch meeting Jan. 24 Neighborhood Watch meeting for Highpoint/ New Zion Communities will held January 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Highpoint Fire Department. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information call 662-773-9577.

Mount Olive program set Jan. 25 The Annual Program for the Mount Olive Bethel Harmony Ways and Means Committee will be at Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church January 25, 2013. Time is 6:00 P. M. Rev Curtis Johnson of Mt. Pleasant #2 M. B. Church will be the guest speaker. Call 662-736-3500 or 662-736-0642 for more information.

Class of 73 Meeting set Jan. 26 Class of 1973 will be meeting on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at James Lewis home at 2:00 p.m., For more information call: Emma 662-773-4305, Gwen 662-705-1270 or James 662-803-3087

Jordan Fundraiser Jan. 26 A fundraiser-benefit program is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Ebenezer COGIC, Louisville, MS for member Neishelle Jordan who is battling breast cancer. Please attend and show your love and support for our sister in Christ. Refreshments will be served after the program. For information or to purchase tickets for the grand prize giveaway, contact: (662) 803-0591 or (662) 803-9092.

Church to celebrate anniversary Jan. 27 Union Chapel M.B. Church will celebrate Pastor Billy Clay’s 5th year anniversary on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend W.L. Hightower, Pastor of New Zion M.B. Church. The public is cordially invited to attend this event.

Debt free classes Jan. 30 Want to be free from debt? Want to learn about investments, insurance, or budgeting? Do you have peace in your financial life? Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to Whitehall United Methodist Church beginning January 30th. Classes will be at 6:30 p.m. The first session is free, and you may sign up that night for the remaining 8 weeks. Whitehall is located at 5890 Highway 14 W. For more information contact Bro. Kyle Ivy, Pastor, at 662-832-9104.

Democratic Party meeting set Jan. 31 A called meeting of the municipal Democratic Party will be held on Thursday, January 31, at 6:00 at the city hall auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to appoint a temporary democratic committee for 2013 municipal elections. All interested members are encouraged to attend.

Contact Calvin Hampton, winston county chairman, for more information at 773-6220.

Black History Celebration Feb. 2 Greensboro C. M. E. Church family and Rev Carl Swanigan will be hosting a Black History Program Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Earline Swanigan will be speaking from Lonely Valley C. M. E. There will be a skit from Friendship C. M. E Church and Slyian Ridge M. B. Church from Macon. The groups will be The Mighty Disciples, The Golden Gates, The Faithful Jubilees and The Evangelist Voices of Praise.

Greensboro C. M. E Church will be having as guest Mrs. Catherine Smith, Words of Inspiration of Bethel M. B. Church Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm. The Guest speaker Rev. R. H. Brown, pastor of Living Manor Church of West Point, MS Rev. Brown is affiliated with WCBI News

The public is invited Revival Feb. 3-5 Mt. Pleasant #1 Church hosting a Lift the Family Revival Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm. February 4 and 5 at 7:00 pm each night The public is invited to attend. Contact Pastor Willie Daniels For more information 662-341-0916.

REPM meeting Feb. 7 Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi will hold its monthly meeting February 7, 2013 in Louisville City Hall at 1:00 PM. Featured speaker will be Babs Fulton, Louisville City Clerk on the duties of the City Clerk.

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 has taken a winter break from the walk until February.

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.

Off-season 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 5, 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.