Calendar of Events

Louisville 2012 Softball League July 12 Louisville Softball League will be starting July 12. We will be having Co-ed Teams, Church League Teams, Men’s and Women’s Teams. If you are interested, contact 662-803-7216. All team entry fees must be in by June 30, 2012 by 6 p.m. Games will be played at Ivy and Academy Parks.

Tummy Safe Food Safety Course July 12 Oktibbeha County Extension Service will host a Tummy Safe Food Safety Course in Starkville on July 26. We are located at 106 Felix Long Drive in Starkville. Deadline to register for this class is July 12. To be officially registered for this class we need to have your payment in hand. For more information call Pamela Redwine, Course Instructor at 662-675-2730.

Gospel Singing July 14, 2012 Gospel Singing will be held at Stewart Fire Dept. on July 14 2012 at 7 pm. Singing will be: “The Downs family” from Booneville, Ms, “Jennifer and Jessie” from Stewart, Ms, and “Richard Rabe” from Forest, Ms. Admissions are loving offerings for the groups that are singing. Concessions will be available. For more information call (662) 418-6454.

LFD vs LPD July 14 The Louisville Fire Department and Louisville Police Department will host an Eating Competition at Luigi’s on 7/14. The two departments are also selling Hamburger Plates for sale for MS Burn Foundation contact Louisville Fire Department.

World Outreach July 15,2012 at 3:pm Come all that has a hunger for more of God to World Outreach &BTC at 323 S. Jones Ave ,Sunday, July 15,2012 at 3:pm as Minister Cloretta Stockett of Wesley United Methodist Church in Brooksville, Ms shares a refeshing word. Choir Day Program

July 15, 3 p.m. Choir Day Program will be July 15 at 3 p.m. You are cordially invited to come and sing praise to our Lord. Come and be bless in the name of Jesus.

Revival June 15-18 Crystal Ridge Baptist Church will have a revival from July 15-18. July 15 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Evangelist Bill Bozeman. Everyone is invited.

Pastor and Wife Appreciation Program July 15 The Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church would like to invite the public to attend the 13th year Appreciation celebration of their Pastor and Wife ( Rev. Donald Bryant and Dr. Bryant) on July 15, 2012 at 3:00p.m. The guest speaker for the event will be Rev. Lavorn Murphy of St. Luke Church in Ackerman, MS. The public is welcome and invited to share with them on this program.

Hisaw Renuion July 21, 2012 Hisaw Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10:00am until located at Crystal Ridge Baptist Fellowship Hall. For information call 773-7231.

Youth-Adult Job Fair July 21 Attention Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Kemper, Winston and Noxubee County. A countywide Youth-Adult Job Fair for high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen and sophomores. Team H.O.Y.A.S. Inc. will be hosting a job fair at St. Paul UMC in Macon on July 21 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Come and sign-up if you want a job.

Oak Grove II M. B. Church July 25-27 Summer Revival Services beginning July 25 through 27 at 7:30 p.m. the speaker will be Dr. Michael C. Taylor Jr. Pastor of Calvary M.B. Church of Louisville MS. The public is invited to attend. Rev. Anthony Thomas, Pastor.

Walker Reunion July 28 The annual Walker Reunion will be held Saturday, July 28 at the Fellowship Hall at Zion Chapel Pentecostal Church on Garrigues Road. All descendants, relatives and friends are encouraged to bring food and drinks for a potluck lunch which will be served around noon. Please come early and bring information, recipes, pictures, and family memories to share. For more information, contact Bea Sullivan at 662-773-2820.

Walton Fulton turns 103 July 28 Decendants of James & Mary Stokes Fulton and George & Mary Wilson Fulton will meet at 10 am on Saturday, July 28 at Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, near Louisville, for a reunion. Afterwards, a 103rd birthday celebration for Walton Fulton with a pot luck lunch at noon and afternoon visiting. Celebrations will continue on Sunday, July 29 with a buffee lunch at Lake Tiak O’Khata at 1:00 pm. All friends and relatives are welcome. For more information call, Cheryl Fulton Ross at 251-649-6335 or Jim Fulton at 208-882-2980.

Ignite Music Workshop July 28 Ackerman Church of God will be hosting a Music Workshop, “Ignite” on Saturday, July 28, 2012 9AM-1PM. This workshop will “spark your passion and ignite your church”. This is open to all participants of the church Music & Media Departments.

Various topics and sessions will be held including: Vocal techniques, maximizing the voulme of your choir and praise teams, praise bands and musicians, worship from a Pastor’s perspective, the worship-leading choir, sound and media in the small to medium churches. The cost is $10/person if you pre-register before Friday, June 29th, or you may pay $15/person at the door the day of the conference. A lunch is provided in the cost. Email: for a pre-registrastion form or call 662-285-8912 or 662-744-5240. The church is located at 8162 MS Hwy. 12 West, Ackerman, MS.

REPM to meet August 2 The Winston County Retired Educational Personnel of Miss. will host a meeting August 2 in the Louisville City Hall with Terry Woods, President of Citizens Bank of Louisville. Woods will discuss the economy.

Heartland Pageant August 4 The Mississippi Dixie Heartland Pageant will be held on August 4, 2012 from the beautiful Ty Cobb Complex Auditorium at the Ackerman High School. The doors will open at 12:00 noon and the pageant will start at 2:00. This is an all crown beauty pageant with each contestant receiving a beautiful crown – no contestant will leave the stage without a crown. We have age divisions for contestants of all ages. Age groups are Baby Miss 0-15 months, Toddler Miss 16-23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 Years, Little Miss 4-5 Years, Young Miss 6-8 Years, Pre –Teen Miss 9-11 Years, Junior Miss 12-14 Years, Teen Miss 15-17, Miss 18 & Up Single (Never Married or Pregnant) and Ms. (Married, single w/children or Divorced 18 years old and older). Look at Fantabulous Formals page on Facebook for a link to forms, email or call/text 662-803-8555 for more information.

McMillin Reunion set August 4-5 The 62nd annual McMillin and Related Families of Louisville and Winston County will be held August 4 and 5 at Lake Tiak O’Khata.

Cookout will be on Saturday, Aug 4, on the grounds at 6 pm. Those attendiing should bring a side or dessert. Sunday, Aug 5, meeting will take place in the Colonial Room at 10:30.

There will be a program, business meeting, and buffet luncheon. Cost of luncheon is approximately $16 for adults.

Class of 1982 reunion set for Sept. 7 The Louisville Class of 1982 will be celebrating its 30th year Class Reunion the weekend of September 7, 2012. All 1982 Winston county high school graduates are invited to attend. There will be a planning meeting at 6:30 Thursday, May 10, 2012 at City Hall. If you need additional information please contact Mary Hampton Hardy (662-803-8909) or Patricia Miller Ball(662-803-0901).

Cotton Gin Festival Sept. 29, 2012 The Noxapater Community Alliance will host their annual Cotton Gin Festival on September 29, 2012. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. Activities for the event include the annual car show and live entertainment. For more information about this event contact 662-773-8289. 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

Summer Feeding Program The Louisville Municipal School District will soon start their Summer Feeding Program, which provides free meals to all children 18 years of age and under (or persons 19 and over who are mentally or physically disabled and participating in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.)

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. at the follwing locations: Eiland Middle School, Monday—Friday, June 4-29. Nanih Waiya and Noxapater schools, Monday through Thursday, June 4-28; Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3; Monday through Thursday, July 16-26. Louisville High School, Monday through Thursday, June 4-28; Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3; Monday through Thursday, July 9-31.

To all Veterans: Please remember to bring your Military Discharge to the Chancery Clerk’s Office to be recorded. There is no charge for this service. Your discharge only needs to be recorded one time.

Julie Cunningham, Winston County Chancery Clerk, Office phone – 662-773-3631; Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ; Monday – Friday

Parental Involvement Notice The Louisville Municipal School District’s Director of Special Education is currently soliciting input from parents of students with disabilities to assist in the development of the 2012-2013 Special Education Project Application. If you are a parent/guardian of a student with a disability and would like to be involved, please contact Laquita Moore, Director of Special Education at (662) 773-2036 on or before June 1, 2012.

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.

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.

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).

Backwoods Comics Fest set Sept. 29 This week at BUBBAWORLDCOMIX.NET website a different artist is drawing and writing each strip each day in celebration of April Fools Week. The fun thing about this is that each of the six artists that are helping with this will be at the BACKWOODS COMICS FEST on Sept. 29, held at the Louisville Coliseum. Some of them will even be part of the panel discussion at the Strand Theater the night before.

These artists range from Web Cartoonists to independent artists and even a couple of them have worked for companies like Marvel & DC.

Check out the website for a peek of just a few of the artists.

Annual George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper family reunion August 4 The annual George Bell and Sallie Mayfield Cooper family reunion is to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the recreation hall of Gum Branch Baptist Church. From Louisville take the highway 25 bypass toward Starkville, take a left (north) on the Sturgis/Louisville road. Gum Branch Church is about 8 miles on the right. From Sturgis take the Louisville/Sturgis road south.

Gum Branch Church is about six miles on the left. If you are coming by way of Webster or Ackerman, you must know the way and like dirt roads.

George Bell and Sally Mayfield Cooper appear in the 1840 census of Winston County, Mississippi. They had 12 or so children but only the ones that lived to be adults are mentioned here. They and most of their children are buried in the Popular Flat Baptist Church Cemetery.

Patience P. Cooper (August 22, 1824 – November 26, 1877) married to Josiah Hudson MCCULLY on March 13, 1845. Josiah Hudson McCully (August 13, 1813 – October 20, 1895).

Nancy Jane Cooper (born in 1826), married William R. Kellum on September 12, 1844.

Adam Mayfield Cooper (May 26, 1828 – June 27, 1899), married Amanda Coleman (December 6, 1830 –June 11, 1908) daughter of Griffin R. COLEMAN and Susannah Cockrell) on September 29, 1853, in Winston County, Mississippi.

John L. Cooper (1833 -1865), joined Confederate Army in 1862 with Brother Adam, wounded at Franklin, TN in 1864 and died in yankee prison in January or February of 1865.

Mary Ann Cooper (1834 – ) married John H. Prestidge on November 26, 1851. Sarah L. (Sallie) Cooper (June 26, 1837 – March 13, 1919) married Moses Wylie COLEMAN, son of Griffin R. and Susannah Cockrell Coleman, on April 9, 1868.

Margaret Elizabeth (Rab) Cooper (August 1, 1838 – October 10, 1913), married Joseph S. McCully (September 11, 1839 – March 8, 1921) on July 25, 1868.

Martha Jennie Cooper (June 10, 1839 – April 9, 1903) married George R. Stark, son of James Stark and Lettie E. Rowland, (December 3, 1844 – August 3, 1904) on August 19, 1870.

William J. Cooper was born in 1841 in SC. He died on July 1, 1862, while serving in the Confederate Army.

Francis Caroline Cooper, dwarf ( February 22, 1847 – 1930?) burned to death.

The doors will be open at 10 am, pot luck dinner will be served at one pm. Please bring relatives, friends, items of interest.