DARE graduation set for March 30 DARE graduation planned for March 30 at Louisville Elementary. The public is invited. DARE officer Tonya McWhirter will officiate. Clothing and Food Drive March 31, 9 a.m. Piney Grove United Methodist Church on Sims Road in Louisville will be having a clothing and food drive on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Everyone who is in need of food and clothing is welcome to come out and be blessed. Winston County Chiefs Sign Up Date March 31, 10 a.m. Sign up Date for the 2012 Winston County Chiefs Football will be Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Chiefs Field/Eiland Middle School Field. Sign up time will begin at 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. The Early Registration and Sign Up fee will be $80.00 per child, and $40.00 for the 2nd child in the same household. These fees will remain until Monday, April 16, 2012, and after April 16, 2012, the fee will be $100.00 per child. This registration is for Spring and Fall. For information please contact Charles Gill at (662)-803-0401 or Leslie Loving at (662)-582-6018. Special Olympics Motorcycle Ride March 31 The 2nd Annual Area 18 Special Olympic Motorcycle Ride will begin at Depot Market Place in Philadelphia on March 31. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. The proposed course is Philadelphia to Louisville to Carthage and back to Philadelphia. After the ride the cyclist will be treated to lunch at Whistle Stop Café in Depot Family Fun Center at the Depot Market Place. Cost will be $30 per bike and one rider. A second rider will be an additional $5. There will also be a silent auction and give away a La-Z-boy recliner. Money raised will help pay for athletes to attend Summer Games in Biloxi in May. Contact Becky Burkes at 601-416-2343 for more information. Pine Grove Church of God “I Will Rise” program March 31 On Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m., Pine Grove Church of God will present the live outdoor drama, “I Will Rise”, depicting Jesus’ last days here on Earth. The church invites everyone to experience this powerful presentation of Jesus’ Passion for all mankind. Pine Grove is located 11 miles east of Carthage and 12 miles west of Philadelphia on Hwy 16 near Edinburg. For information 601-267-3368. Choir Day at Friendship MB Church Louisville April 1 Friendship MB Church will host their Annual Youth Choir Day April 1, 2012, at 3:00 O’clock located at 506 Jones Avenue, Louisville, MS. Friendship MB Church April 2 Friendship MB Church will host their Youth Revival beginning on Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. each night located at 506 Jones Ave. Louisville, MS. Monday night speaker will be Rev. Mack Young, pastor of Big Mt. Zion Baptist Church, of Brooksville, MS., Tuesday night speaker will be Rev. William Haynes pastor of Still Valley and Center Ridge Baptist Churches, of Louisville, MS and Wednesday night speaker will Rev. Billy Clay pastor of UnionChapel Baptist Church of Louisville. Veteran Assistance Night April 3, 5:30 p.m. The Louisville WIN Job Center (600 North Court Ave, Suite B) will host a Veteran Assistance Night on April 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Veterans should bring a resume, DD214, state id card/driver’s license, social security card or birth certificate. The Veteran Representatives of the Golden Triangle WIN Job Center will be there to assist with ensuring your registration is complete, job search skills, and resume development. For more information you may contact 662-773-5051. 1st Annual Woman to Woman Easter Egg Hunt April 7, 3 p.m. Woman to Woman will host their 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Activities will include: Easter Egg Hunt, Easter pictures ($5 each), face painting, hot dogs and drink for the kids, and prizes for the child who finds the most eggs. Everyone bring your children out and join in on the fun. We are asking that every adult bring a dollar for raffle tickets. Arts in Motion Registration April 28 Arts in Motion is currently having registration for the following upcoming events: My Little Angel Pageant (April 28, 2012), and Parade of Colors Pageant (June 9, 2012). Deadline to register for these pageants is March 20. Registration deadline for the Summer Magic Arts Camp (June-July 2012) is March 31. For more information or to register call 662-803-0931, or visit Arts in Motion at 600 North Court Ave, Suite D in Louisville. 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. 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. Habitat for Humanity items for sale Winston County Habitat for Humanity has signed Gail Pittman Christmas ornaments and plates for sale at the Silver Goose and Habitat cookbooks for sale at the Winston County Library. The Habitat for Humanity is also seeking board members with construction and other knowledge to help advise on the present home building project 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Class of 1987 reunion upcoming The time has come to celebrate of the Louisville High School 25th reunion. The event is scheduled for Nov. 23,24, and 25 which is Thanksgiving weekend. The 3-day event will take place at the Shrine Club. More information will follow in ucoming months. Also, additional information can be found on the class of 1987 facebook page. For futher information, please feel free to contact Yolanda “Marie” May-Wilson (773-2147), Cathie Shields-Edwards(779-5046), and Bobbie Love-Johnson(779-2443). More Than Music Registration More Than Music is currently having registrations for music lessons for private and small groups (instructions available). All ages are welcome. For more information or to register you may call 662-803-0931 or visit More Than Music at 600 North Court Ave, Suite D in Louisville. Louisville Historic Commission to meet March 30 The Louisville Historic Commission to meet March 30 at 2 p.m. in the Chamber Board room. Commission members need to attend. Calvary Apostolic Church Anniversary set for March 28-30 Calvary Apostolic Church 21st Anniversary Wed-Friday March 28-30 2012 7:30PM located at 103 Eiland Avenue in Louisville. Everyone invited to celebrate with Pastor James A. Young and Mayor of Philadelphia, MS Mt. Calvary Baptist Church program set for April 1 The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will have a fun raising Program on Sunday April 1, 2012 at 3:00 P. M. The Mighty Disciples, The Hampton Family and The Gospel Soul Searchers will be singing. B&G summer enrollment set The Time Is Now, Enroll your child for the upcoming Boys and Girls Club summer program. You may come by to sign up from June 4, 2012, 1:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at The Boys and Girls Club of Winston County, 508 Camille Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339 or call us at 662-779-1169 Golf tourney set Phyllis Graham- Steven Moss, Benefit Golf Tournament April 14, 2012 at Ackerman Country Club. You can purchase a Commemorative Shirt at $10 Spring Revival April 18-20 Spring Revival April 18 – 20 at Oak Grove #2 M. B> Church on Enon Road, Louisville. Services April 18 through 20th each evening beginning at 7:30 P. M. The guest speaker will be Rev. Joe Shumaker Pastor of Spring Hill M.B. Church. The public is invited. Ebonette Pageant set for April 7 The annual Miss Ebonette Pageant is set for April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Louisville High School auditorium. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. ECM Pageant set for April 7 East Central Magnolia State Pageant to be held April 7, 2012. They are now accepting applications. Pageant will held at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia, MS Contestants may register as late as the day of the pageant competition. There are a total of 13 different age groups at the pageant. Contestants age 12 and up will wear pageant dresses. For more information and an entry form contact local director Chris Shannon at 601-892-3982 or visit website www.missmagnoliastate.com Bethel Revival April 1-3 The Bethel M. B. Church cordially invites everyone to come worship with us in our Annual Spring Revival to be held Sunday through Tuesday April 1-3, 2012 start at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Larry Clay of Prairie Point Missionary Baptist Church in Macon, MS Ann Downing concert April 7 Ann Downing will be in Concert April 7, 2012 at Philadelphia Outreach 10440 HWY 19 North, Philadelphia, MS beginning at 6:00 P.M. A love offering will be received. Sunrise service April 8 Easter Sunrise Service at Legion State Park Sunday April 8, 2012 at 7:00 A.M. Guest speaker will be Rev. Rickey McKay Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Music provided by Charlie Wright and Samantha Cummins , Poplar Flat Baptist Church, Sponsored as a Ministry of Winston Baptist Association Prayer Breakfast April 14 District Twelve Ninth Annual Prayer Breakfast at Lake Tiak O’Khata Resort 213 Smyth Lake Road at the Pine Ridge Lodge, Louisville, MS. Saturday April 14, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Donation is $20 The guest speaker will be Evangelist Sammie Johnson Everett of Lake City , FL. For more information contact 662-773-7855 or 662-773-9783 Birthday celebration set for April 1 Mrs. Liydia Manning will be having a Birthday Celebration 93 years, Sunday April 1at Old Mars Hill Church from noon until Everyone is welcome to come enjoy lunch of Fish and Chicken and all the trimming. Your presence will be her gift. Mt Pisgah to host events March 31 Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church will host Gospels Musical Celebration on March 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature the Mighty Disciples of Louisville. Please come out and help us lift Jesus. The Pisgah M.B. Church family and Pastor, Rev. Donald Bryant welcome the public. Mt Pisgah to host events April 11-13 Mt. Pisgah M. B. Church will hold its annual Spring Revival on April 11-13, 2012 (Wednesday – Friday) beginning nightly at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Carpenter of Starkville, MS. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Pastor, Rev. Donald M. Bryant Benefit Ranch Sorting and Auction set for March 31 There will be a benefit for the Lindsi Fancher family on Saturday, March 31 at Sheriffs Posse Riding Club located on Hwy 43 North approximately 3 miles from Hwy 12 in Kosciusko. Lindsi lost her battle with cancer on March 10 at the age of 9. Beginning at 9:30, you may preview the auction items which include furniture, jewelry, gift items, pool supply certificates, horse tack, gas card, plus many more items. There will be a Round Robin Ranch Sorting beginning at 2:00 with an Open Am and Youth Class to follow. You must pre enter the Round Robin by March 30. There will also be concessions and t- shirts available. For more information or to donate items for the auction, call Misty Holder at 662-582-6269. For more information about the sorting and to register for the Round Robin, call Beth Moore at 662-614-2166. Center Ridge event April 16-20 Center Ridge M.B. Church, 4019 HWY 15 South of Louisville You are cordially invited to come and share in our annual Spring Revival the week of April 16- 20, 2012.Services will start each evening at 7:00 P. M., Rev. Cedric Wooten associate minister of Mount Moriah M. B. Church, Macon MS will be our guest speaker. Come any night of your choice. We are asking your choir to come and help us in our song services AARP to meet April 11 Winston County area AARP Chapter #2859 will hold their April 11, 2012 meeting in the City Hall at 2:00 P.M. Members are asked to please be present Spring Revival April 11-13, 7 p.m. Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church will hold its annual Spring Revival on April 11-13 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Dr. Carpenter of Starkville. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Pastor, Rev. Donald M. Bryant. Gospels Musical Celebration March 31, 7 p.m. Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church will host Gospels Musical Celebration on March 31 at 7 p.m. The event will feature the Mighty Disciples of Louisville. Please come out and help us lift Jesus. The Pisgah M.B. Church family and Pastor, Rev. Donald Bryant welcome the public. Louisville Eagles Youth Football Softball Tournament April 14 The Louisville Eagles Youth Football organization will host a softball tournament on April 14 at Academy Park in Louisville. Entry fee for the tournament is $150. The first place prize is $500, the second and third place winners will receive a trophy. For more information you may contact Petey Thames (662-803-7235), Dink Hughes (662-769-2525), or Pattie Hall (662-803-2224). Dean Park to hold event April 6 Dean Park Commissioners invite the public to the 3rd Annual Good Friday Prayer under the Pavilion. Meet us Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12 noon at Dean Park. They will take this opportunity to offer prayers of gratitude and thankfulness. Fro more information contact Claudell Weaver at 773-9414. Winston Guards to meet April 2 Winston Guards No. 2643 MS Division United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its April meeting on April 2, 2012 at 5:30 at Lake Tiak O Khata. All are invited. Trail Ride set for April 21 A Trail Ride will be held on Saturday, April 21 in south Winston County. It will leave the Indian Springs church parking lot at 10 a.m. and return in 5-6 hours. Bring your sack lunch for the trail. Food will be served at the end of the ride by the ladies of Indian Springs. “If you don’t have a horse, come ride in one of the wagons with us!” The church is located at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Mt. Calvary Church Rd., 12 miles south of Louisville or 6 miles north of Hwy. 19. NAACP Banquet set Winston County Branch of the NAACP will host its 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Quindola Crowley Miller from Seattle, Washington. The banquet will be held at Lake Tiak O’Khata, Pine Ridge Lodge, Louisville. For additional information contact: Renee Hampton 662-435-4512 Charles Hampton, 662-803-0635 or Letitia Jackson, 662-803-2956. Palm Sunday Services Ackerman Church of God will be having a special Palm Sunday Service Sunday Morning, April 1, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. Come & bring your family to celebrate in Worship & Word! The Church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS. Rev. Greg Chamblee is Pastor. You may call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-4581 for more information. Good Friday Services Ackerman Church of God will be having a special Good Friday Service Friday Evening, April 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. This will be The Church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS. Rev. Greg Chamblee is Pastor. You may call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-4581 for more information. Easter Sunday Services Ackerman Church of God will be having a special Easter Sunday Worship Service Sunday Morning, April 8, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. Come & bring your family as we celebrate together the resurrection of our risen Lord! The Church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS. Rev. Greg Chamblee is Pastor. You may call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-4581for more information. REPM to meet April 4 The Retired Educational Personnel of Winston County will meet April 4 at 1 p.m. in the Louisville City Hall.