Calendar of Events

Gospel celebration set for Dec. 15 A gospel celebration will be held at the Strand Theatre on Church Street in downtown Louisville on Saturday, December 15, with show times at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $3. Event will have singers, musicians, a speaker and more. Call for more information: Lowery at 662-803-9494, Miller at662-803-1014 or Bouie at 662-736-0096

Union Chapel Event Dec. 15 Union Chapel M.B. Church will have their Annual Ladies in Red Program, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

4th Annual Coat Drive December 15, 2012 Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is asking for donations of winter coats and winter clothing for their 4th Annual Coat Drive that will be held on Dec. 15, 2012. They are asking for all sizes for children, women and men!!! The community’s help would be appreciated. For pick up please contact Minister Mechelle Shields at 662-803-4938, Evangelist Essie Jackson at 662-773-7408 or 662-736-3500, or Sister Cathy Edwards at 662-705-0725.

90th Birthday celebration for Grace Sloan All friends and family are cordially invited to join the family of Grace Sloan

in celebrating her 90th birthday. Sunday, December 30, 2012 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hopewell Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 724 Hopewell Road, McCool, MS 39108 For info and directions: Tony Sloan, 662-773-9072

Annual tree sale Winston County Soil and Water is having its annual tree sale. We will be taking orders until December 7, 2012. Order forms can be picked up at the office located at 218-B South Columbus Avenue or you can contact the office at 662-773-2207 Ext 3

Church campaign Pastor Robert E. Brownlee, Sr. and members of the Agape Church are pleased to announce participation in the Clothes for Christ Campaign. They are asking for donations of old clothing and shoe to bless this ministry. Anyone wishing to donate the designated items is asked to bring the items to the parking lot of the church located at 302 Ball Drive- Louisville. The contact numbers are (662) 419-2386; (662) 773-9521; (662) 773-8999. The website is

Speed dating event Dec. 22 Flophetic presents Christmas Speed Dating under the Mistletoe December 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at The Red Onion Restaurant, 1860 Young Crossing Road, Louisville. $15 per person covers entry fee. Dating tips, and horsd’oeuvres. Love story presented by Lee and Walter Smith. Ages 21 and up are invited. The 25th person gets in free. To get your ticket call 662-803-6954 or email A free raffle give away will be held. There will be room for 20 females and 20 male singles at this event.

Red Hills Senior Citizens Dec. 11, 2012 Will meet Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Louisville Coliseum. All participants are asked to bring a covered dish.

Christmas Gala to be held Dec. 15th Mount Calvary Baptist Church Family & Rev. Dr. Michael C. Taylor, Jr., Pastor Louisville, MS Cordially invites you to attend our Christmas Gala. This event will be on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Sis. Barbra Eichelberger. The theme is: “A Celebration of Joy! Luke 2:11-14.” We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you. To God be the Glory!

Cemetery Club Meeting Dec. 17th The Mount Sinai Cemetery Club will meet Monday, December 17, at 6p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mount Sinai Church on Highway 397. All members are urged to be in attendance. Please contact Mary Hardy, 803-8909, for more information.

Annual Drive Thru to be held Dec. 22nd and 23rd 30th Annual Living Nativity Drive Thru Flower Ridge UMC Dec. 22nd and 23rd from 6pm to 8pm the Annual Drive Thru at Flower Ridge UMC will be held. Come see the story of Jesus’ Birth unfold before your eyes; from the Angel appearing to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds to the Wise Men traveling to see the newborn King. Admissions is free donations are welcome. Any questions please call Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 or Bro. Larry Haggard at 662-773-6910

Kwanzaa Celebration Women in the NAACP to be held Dec. 28, 2012 WIN (Women in the NAACP) is presenting the African American Cultural Holiday, KWANZAA, on Friday, December 28, 2012, 6:00 P.M. at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church. The presenter is performing and visual artists, Sister Yomi (Renee “Abayomi” Goodall). The community is invited to attend.

Church Anniversary to be held Jan. 6, 2013 Oak Grove #2 M.B. Church will celebrate 109th year Church Anniversary January 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. George Love Pastor of Mt. Cannie M.B. Church Louisville, MS. will be the guest speaker. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Rev. Anthony Thames, Pastor.

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.

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.

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

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.

Winston County off-season football conditioning program Lawrence Sangster, former running back and graduate of Louisville High School, will begin an off-season football conditioning training camp here in Winston County. This Program is designed to help develop our 7th-12th grade players during off-season. This program will be from January 7th- August 1, 2013. There will be a monthly fee of $100 per player. Each player must present a copy of proof of insurance in order to participate in the program. The players will work on conditioning activities each week from Monday-Thursday from 4p.m.-7p.m. If interested, please come sign up at the Louisville Coliseum on Saturday, January 5th, from 10 a.m. until 5p.m. The first Saturday of each month will serve as sign up or resign up day for all participants. For more info call: Lawrence Sangster 662-803-5613

Reminder To All 1987 LHS Grads. The time is drawing near to our 30th year class reunion. The reunion dates are November 23-25, 2012. The deadline for all classmates to RSVP their intentions to take part in the class reunion is November 3, 2012. Please RSVP your plans to any Class Reunion Committee member, Yolanda Wilson, Kathy Edwards, Bobbie Love-Johnson, Deborah Foster, Marita Wells-Hickman, and Neshell Hopkins. We looked forward to celebrating with all class members.