Calendar of Events

AARP to meet Dec. 11

Winston County area AARP Chapter #2859 will have their December 11 meeting at Mt Sinai M. B. Church at 11 A.M. Members are asked to bring a covered dish and a $5 gift to be exchanged. Thanking you in advance. Come and enjoy.

Holiday Open House Dec. 12

Holiday Open House & Santa is Thursday, December 12 from 2:30 until 6:00pm at the Choctaw County Library.  Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa. Other events for the day include MSU ice cream samples, make and take crafts for kids, Festival of Trees, musical entertainment throughout the day, recipes, goodie bags, and door prizes. Area authors will have their new books available. Whitney White’s new book, Who Left Jesus in the Box, just came out in November and signed copies will be available for purchase. Merle Temple will be present to sign copies of his book,  A Ghostly Shade of Pale. Bring non-perishable food items and help us Pack-the-Trailer for the WTVA Food for Families Food Drive which will benefit Broken Wings Ministries. For more information or set up a Christmas tree, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337.

Let’s connect Dec. 12

December is “Accelerated Reader/ Renaissance Connect month at the Family Center. The workshop will inform parents about the Accelerated Readers Program and how to use the Renaissance Connect website. Librarians form various school in the Louisville Municipal School District will provide information on how to access this link and navigate the tools on “Renaissance Connect.”

Pre-K – 5th Grade Parents, December 2, 2013, Family Center, 5:00 P. M. – 6:00 P. M. “ A. R. /Renaissance Connect: Presenter: Carol Thompson and Dade Wade

6th- 8th Grade Parents, December 12, 2013 Family Center, 5:00 P. M. – 6:00 P. M. A. R. /Renaissance Connect: Presenter: Rachel Nance, Jennifer Sanborn, Jenny Vowell

WTVA Food For Families Food Drive Dec. 12

Broken Wings Ministries will benefit from the annual WTVA Food for Families Food Drive. For the second year, we will have a Pack-The-Trailer event Thursday, December 12 from 2:30 – 6:00pm at the Choctaw County Library during Holiday Open House.  Bring non-perishable food items and help us pack a trailer full of food for Broken Wings! For information, call Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337.

LHS class to host fun night Dec. 12

The Louisville High School Consumer Education Classes will host a night of fun, and creativity Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in the LHS Auditorium. The classes will display the knowledge they have acquired this sememster. The voices of Faith Music Ministry which consist of members of SADD and BETA Club will present in song a play entitled Two Roads…..One Destiny. Starkville High School will the special guest for the evening. If you are interested in a treat, pay the admission of $3 and enjoy an amazing night.

Ladies in Red Dec. 14

Union Chapel M.B. Church will have their annual ladies in Red Program on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend this event.

Noxubee Refuge event Dec. 14

The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold a walk through Prisock Field on Saturday December 14 at 1 p.m.  Meet at the Ross Branch gate.  Call 323-5548 for more information.

Soup and coat event Dec. 14

The Women’s Ministry of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church will host a Soup and Coat give away on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at the old Union Hall located on Highway 397 South. We will give away coats of All sizes for both adults and children. If anyone has coats that they would like to donate, please call either of the following individuals . Evangelist Essie Jackson at 662-736-3500; Sis. Vettiest Mason at 662-803-6967, or Sis Bonnie Edwards at 662-617-4419. They will be more than happy to come and pick up any donations. Those who come will be welcomed to a hot bowl of soup.

Gospel musical set Dec. 15

Elder Ronnie L. Paige and the members of the Ebenezer Church of God in Christ,

announces and invites all people to a “Gospel Musical” on the 3rd Sunday, December 15 2013, beginning at 3:00p.m .

NAACP to meet

Winston County NAACP President Charles R. Hampton along with the Executive Committee is extending an invitation to the community to come and share with the branch and end of the year Christmas fellowship. This event will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Winston County Extension Office located on Vance Street, starting at 6:30 P.M. All are welcome. For further info call 803-0635. Pres. Hampton and Executive Committee.


Candlelight service Dec. 17

Cross Mountain Ministry located at 6215 Townsend Rd, Porterville MS, will hold their annual candlelight service on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus through song. For more information call 601-513-3348.

Affordable Care Act Seminar Dec. 17

The Winston County Library is hosting it’s third Affordable Care Act Seminar on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 12-1pm.  Latisha Butler from Health Help Mississippi (Starkville) will return to talk more about ACA and answer questions.  Free brown bag lunches will be offered to the first 25 participants.

Christmas Gala Dec. 21

The Mount Calvary’s mother board will host their third annual Christmas Gala Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. There will be great food, fun games, and wonderful door prizes. The speaker will be Dr. Michael C. Taylor Jr. pastor of Mt. Calvary. To reserve your ticket call sis. Ollie Haynes at 662-736-4160.

Annual Musical Dec. 21

Mt. Cannie Missionary Baptist Church will be having their annual Christmas Musical on December 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

Christmas Program set Dec. 21

Oak Grove No. 2 M.B, Church cordially invites you to come to our Christmas Program, Saturday, December 21 at 6 P.M. Everyone is invited to come and share with us. Rev. Anthony Thames, Pastor.

31st Annual Christmas Drive Thru set for Dec. 22 and 23

31st Annual Drive Thru Flower Ridge Church Dec. 22nd and 23rd. 6 pm to 8 pm each night. Come see the story of Jesus’ birth unfold before your eyes as the Angels appear to tell the news to the world. For more information you may contact Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 or Bro. Larry Haggard at 662-773-6910.

111th Anniversary to be held Jan. 5

Pastor Anthony Thames and the Oak Grove #2 Baptist Church family will be celebrating 111 year church anniversary January 5 at 3 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Rev. Scotty Dailey and church family from Laurel.  The public is invited to attend.

REPM to meet Jan. 9

Retired Education Personnel of Miss. (REPM) meeting set:

Date: January 9, 2014 (2nd Thursday in January)

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Louisville City Hall

Speaker: Captain Clay Bane, G Troop Commander of the Miss. Highway Patrol

Topic: His duties as troop commander

FODP meeting set for Jan. 11

The Friends of Dean Park, Inc. announces that its monthly meeting is  canceled  Saturday, December 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m.  The next monthly meeting will be January 11, 2014  at Faith Beyond Walls, 190 Odie Shields Road, Louisville, MS which is behind the Dean Park near the Raised Garden Beds. If you would like to become a member, $10.00 yearly is requested.

If you did not make it to Friends of Dean Park’s Walmart Day to make your tax deductible donation, please mail your donation to:

Friends of Dean Park, Inc.

P. O. Box 365

Louisville, MS 39339

Contact Information: Elder Richard Moncrief, 662.736-3323

Elmetra Patterson, 510.672-2106

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.

AA Meets

Louisville/Winston County Alcoholics Anonymous will now meet Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the community house. .

Paparazzi meet

The Winston County Paparazzi on fourth Thurs of each month

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

Community events of note:

December 11 – Open House at Chamber of Commerce 12:00 – 1:00 pm

December 14  – Carl Jackson Home for Christmas Concert.

December 19  – Cider Sippin City Shoppin’ Ladies Night Out.