WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate three more homes

Pearline Smith and her family receive permission of occupancy certifcate from Louisville Mayor Will Hill as Ivan Shirk of MDS looks on.

From staff reports

The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services completed three families wish list for Christmas as they turned over the keys to three homes on Dec. 12.

Pearline Smith whose home suffered extensive … Read more

Mason retires

Mason talks with Justin Casano.

Roger Mason retired from Regions Bank after 46 years in banking and 20 years in Louisville. … Read more

Pet of the week – 12/24/14

Pet of the week

The Louisville Animal Shelter has many cats and adult dogs in need of a home.  Please consider adopting an animal from the shelter.  Eve is a husky/shepherd mix. She has been spayed, and her adoption fee is $20.  … Read more

Service recognition

PICTURED (left to right): MDOT District 1 Engineer Mark Holley; David Smith (10 years); Commissioner Mike Tagert.

During a recent service award ceremony held in Tupelo, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Commissioner Mike Tagert recognized several MDOT employees for their years of service. … Read more

MSU helps community ‘Sparkplugs’ enhance hometowns

Center Ridge children helping work on the Dean Park Ruth’s Babies’ Concession Stand.”

From Allison Matthews

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Ten Northeast Mississippi community volunteers explained how they improved quality of life in their respective hometowns at the recent Appalachian Community Learning Project Results and Learning Celebration, organized by Mississippi State University.

ACLP is a partnership … Read more

Turn off the TV, turn on the talk in your family

Adrienne Mercer (center) of Louisville, Mississippi, assists her daughter, Millie Kate, in a salt-dough ornament project on Dec. 13, 2014. Family friend Anna Claire Quinn also enjoyed doing fun projects that can build important learning skills and relationships. (Submitted Photo)

By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences

MISSISSIPPI STATE — The countdown to the holiday break has begun, and parents and caregivers looking to keep kids occupied and happy should focus on the basics.

Instead of turning to technology … Read more