Month: October 2016

Local and state election officials are ready for Nov. 8 ballot

From press reports   The 2016 election will decided shortly for a dozen offices. Local races on the November 8 ballot for Winston County include county election commissioners for districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well as a…

Town & Country Garden Club meets at Nanih Waiya Park

Submitted by Frances Ball, Secretary   The Town & Country Garden Club met on October 20, 2016 at the Nanih Waiya Community Park. Mrs. Marie Shaw and Mrs. Diane Dempsey served as hostesses. Mrs. Debbie Moody called the meeting to…

Calendar of Events

Whitehall United Methodist Church Oct. 29 Whitehall United Methodist Church will host their annual Bazaar on October 29th from 8 until 1. Crafts, recycled furniture pieces, casseroles, baked goods, and dips will be available for purchase. Breakfast served in the…

State’s pumpkin growers benefit from dry weather

By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi’s October weather has offered more than enough of the most vital tonic pumpkins need for growth: full sunlight. But the state has lacked another key element: water. Fortunately, the…

Girl Scouts are Heart of the South

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is a tremendous program that serves young girls from across the region. Lori Gilmore, the Director of United Ways and Communications, states, “Girl Scouts Heart of the South serves 7,589 girls in grade k-12…

Nutrition, exercise help moms deliver healthy babies

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service   Proper nutrition, physical activity and food safety precautions can help pregnant women deliver healthy babies. Niti Puri, a dietetic intern in the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion,…

Spooky book signing set

The Winston County is celebrating Halloween with a book signing/ book talk by paranormal/ supernatural fiction author L.Sydney Fisher. The book signing is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 26 in the Winston County Library meeting room.…

MAFP Library dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford

The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce the dedication of its family medicine library in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Dewitt G. Crawford. Dewitt G. Crawford, MD, a Louisville, MS, family physician was a member of both…