Month: April 2015

Yard of the month

The Winston County Master Gardeners’ Yard of the Month for April is the home of Mrs. Peggy Baker. While the spring awakening of the lovely park like grounds have been “held hostage” by lingering cold weather, we anticipate each day…

The Blooming of Hope

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal In times of crisis, it can be hard to bring words of comfort to victims of tragedy. Trying to relate to another’s loss can sometimes leave us with feelings of wanting to do…

Mississippi Pilots attend 27th Annual Convention

Submitted Members of the MS District of Pilot International assembled on April 17-18, 2015, at The Clarion Inn and Summit Convention Center in Tupelo for their 27th Annual Convention and Leadership Conference.  Members spent Friday night and all day Saturday…

Daughters of the American Revolution hold April meeting

Submitted The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR met Thursday, April 23rd at Market Café.  Hostesses for the luncheon were Mrs. Bonnie Fair, Mrs. Nancy Peters, and Mrs. Mary Boyles.  The hostesses had baskets of spring flowers on the tables.…

Focus Manor residential facility opening soon

Focus Manor, a residential facility, seeks physically handicapped applicants for 14 large one bedroom apartments which are scheduled to open on June 1, 2015. Dr. George A. Miller announced on Friday, April 24, that only 6 people have requested applications…

Flying in blue skies for 53 years

Rerun for readability from 4-22-15 edition By Joseph McCain Winston County Journal “Your dreams can give your life wings,” anonymous. Ben Kirk’s dreams gave his life wings. As a young boy, Kirk dreamed of being a pilot while his father…

Picking up the pieces and more

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal As we go about our everyday lives, we do not recognize the significance nature has on it. Sometimes nature must show us its significance by unleashing a natural disaster. Natural disasters – hurricanes,…

ECCC student newspaper staff receives top awards at state competition

East Central Community College’s student newspaper, The Tom-Tom, received 11 awards, including second place in General Excellence, the top award granted for student newspapers, in the 2015 Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Student Division for Community Colleges. The awards…

Relay For Life raises funds, spirits

From staff reports Several hundred residents laced up their running shoes and opened their purses and wallets for the Relay For Life Winston County event April 24. “We had a good turnout even with the threat of bad weather and…