4/28 Tornado

Helping recover memories

Jackie White recovers some of his memories at the Library

From press and staff reports

Photos and mementoes and much more were snatched up by the April 28 tornado with some traveling hundreds of miles and others traveling to other parts of the county.
There were many memories destroyed during … Read more

Disaster relief site helping all

Volunteers L to R: Sonya Woodard, Helen Harlan (disaster victim), Janice Combest
(Photo by Elmetra Patterson)

From press reports

This young girl was excited that while her mother, Tammie Windham, received a tarp for their damaged home, she received a My Pillow Pet.  She is 7 year old Bobbie Windham who attends school at Noxapater, MS as a 1st Grader.

Elmetra Patterson
This young girl was excited that while her mother, Tammie Windham, received a tarp for their damaged home, she received a My Pillow Pet.  She is 7 year old Bobbie Windham who attends school at

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JOY weeks after the F-4 tornado hit

Harmony 5908 brings good tidings by presenting a check for $500. to the Girl Scout Troop 2012 of Louisville, MS - a jester of love. 
(photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

by Elmetra Patterson

This is a joyful story of a girl scout troop who brought JOY to a devastated community – Center Ridge and Dean Park.
This community as well as many others were declared a disaster by President Barack … Read more

Log jam

(photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

On Friday, June 5, 2014, Supervisor Gloria Turnipseed met with Willie T. Eichelberger, Vice President of the Dean Park Commission, Elmetra Patterson of Friends of Dean Park, Inc.  and several Mennonites to discuss the progress of … Read more