Month: June 2017

4-H Project Achievement Day held

From press and staff reports Winston County 4-H had 6 junior members participate in Project Achievement Day that was held on the Itawamba Community College campus in Fulton, MS on June 16, 2017.  PAD is an opportunity for younger 4-Her’s…

Choctaw Youth Introduced to Forestry from Beginning to End

By: Jim McAdory, MSU Extension Service Agent for MBCI The Choctaw Youth Conservation Corps (CYCC) visited Winston County lately, and was introduced to the state’s second leading economic driver, forestry. CYCC is a program operated through the Mississippi Band of…

Fifty-Eighth year since graduation for LHS Class of 1959

Submitted   June 10, 2017, Jean Sanders King welcomed the LHS Class of 1959, sharing her passion for all things Louisville and “our class”! She has taught Danny Wright’s grandson. Bobbie Nell Smith’s grand daughter. And she has taught WITH…

Local students compete in Mississippi 4-H Cook-Off

From press and staff reports Extension and 4-H Staff and volunteers give congratulations to the Winston County Mississippi 4-H Cook-Off team. Winston County was well represented as Kirianna McCune, Tyus Frazier and Tabitha Patie competed in the new competition at…

Dairy specialist strives toward stronger industry

  By Jessica Smith MSU Extension Service Providing expertise and knowledge to Mississippi dairy producers was not always a career goal for dairy specialist Amanda Stone. Stone has been an assistant professor since August 2016 with the Mississippi State University…

Coming to Libiary

A children’s program coming to the Winston County Library on July 11 will feature ventriloquist Johnny Lowe and Hunter the Super Amazing Purple Cat. The program will be held in the library meeting room from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.…

Letters to Editor

Help Wanted Our public school system has improved from a state-graded D/F rating to a solid C while Superintendent Ken McMullan has been on the job. I visited him recently to find out how we’re doing and to ask about…

Boydstun preparing for state DYW competition

From press and staff reports   Anna Grace Boydstun, Distinguished Young Woman of Winston County, will be one of 31 Mississippi high school seniors competing for more than $30,500 in college scholarships when the 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi…

Fun and fireworks planned at events in the county

From press and staff reports   Nanih Waiya Park July 1 The Nanih Waiya Community Park Board and the Nanih Waiya community invite everyone to the second annual Fireworks in the Nanih Waiya Park. The event is set for this…

ECCC receives Women’s Foundation of Mississippi Grant

From press reports   East Central Community College in Decatur was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM) for implementation of a Women’s Emergency Assistance Fund that will provide emergency funds for transportation or auto…