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Monday, August 29, 2016

Follow East Central Warrior Football On Radio, Live Stream

If you can’t watch the East Central Community College Warriors play football in person this season, listen on the radio or watch the live stream video.

The ECCC Warriors open the 2016 football campaign Thursday, Sept. 1, when they host the Holmes Community College Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

All nine games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the radio at WKOZ 98.3 “The Groove”. The radio broadcasts will also be streamed online at the ECCC website at www.eccc.edu and at www.kicks967.com.

Live video streaming of all five East Central Community College home football games will be available via high-definition video and streaming audio found at www.eccc.edu or www.kicks967.com.

Back again this year is the Paw Paw’s Campers and Cars Mississippi JUCO Football Scoreboard Show, which will air each Thursday night from 10 to 11 p.m. beginning Sept. 1 on SuperTalk MS radio stations. In addition, the “Inside Mississippi JUCO Football” segment will air each Thursday starting Sept. 1 from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m., also on SuperTalk MS.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

What you Need To Know About Game Cameras

Hunters love new gadgets that are supposed to help them find and harvest more game, but most of this gear falls short of delivering on its promise.

Game cameras, also known as trail cameras, are among the advancements in technology that can improve hunting and management. The game camera is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for important management tasks like surveying deer population characteristics or just helping around the house by keeping an eye on your garden.

Game cameras come in a wide range of styles and capabilities, so study the different functions to ensure you’re getting what you need.

One of the first decisions to make when selecting a game camera is infrared versus flash. In other words, do nighttime pictures need to be in color, or will black and white do? Infrared cameras emit a faint red glow when activated, while flash cameras emit a bright light. If you want a game camera to simply show what’s out there, the infrared will do just fine. However, if you want to use your camera for data collection -- such as identifying individual bucks -- a flash camera is capable of greater detail. Do keep in mind, flash cameras are much more conspicuous, possibly leading to theft if they are left in unsecured locations.

Another function that is available on many game cameras is time lapse. This function allows you to set the camera to automatically take pictures at any interval of time you choose. For example, I currently have cameras on food plots taking pictures every hour between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. These photos allow me to practically watch my food plots grow daily. Time lapse will not interfere with normal camera function, so the camera will take a picture if an animal triggers it, regardless of the timer.

While most game cameras simply store pictures on the devices themselves or on removable storage cards, some models have cellular capabilities. Cellular game cameras can send pictures and videos directly to your cell phone or email. This feature makes your life much easier by eliminating the need to go collect pictures, which can disturb your site or require traveling long distances. It also allows you to make spur of the moment hunting decisions when you to see what’s happened in the recent past.
However, cellular game cameras have their drawbacks, as well. They are often expensive, require monthly fees and need an area with good cell service to operate properly.

Study the basic functions found on game cameras. Most cameras have the ability to take video, pictures or both. Picture quality can usually be manipulated by setting the number of megapixels in each shot -- the higher, the better quality. Video can be manipulated in much the same way by adjusting the resolution.

The interval or delay between pictures or videos is also important. Intervals can be set at seconds or minutes on most cameras. For example, if a deer is feeding in front of your camera and your delay is set for three minutes, the camera will not take another picture until the three-minute interval has passed, even if the deer is still standing there feeding. This function helps preserve the camera’s memory and power.

Jacob Dykes
Game cameras are valuable tools and can be a lot of fun. I run game cameras on a daily basis for work and personal use. From monitoring forage selection by deer in my food plots to trying to identify the varmint digging up my tomatoes, I thoroughly enjoy going through the pictures.

For more information on conducting camera surveys, see MSU Extension Publication 2788, “Conducting Camera Surveys to Estimate Population Characteristics of White-Tailed Deer,” at http://extension.msstate.edu.

By Jacob Dykes
MSU Extension Service

Friday, August 26, 2016

Winston Co. Library: "Saving Local History"

Librarian Beth Edwards shown here with Janice Edwards

The Winston County Library serves as a collector of local history and encourages citizens to provide information on their family and community history. Original information can be copied for the library's records.

Recently Janice Edwards and Carolyn Hampton have been crucial in providing access to yearbooks for Camille School. Currently the library has been able to copy  yearbooks from 1948, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1963, and 1965 through 1970 for its genealogical collection.

Winston Garden Club News for August

The Winston Garden Club held their August meeting at the Winston County Library. Pictured from left to right are:

back row - Dinah Smith, Joyce Vanetten, Rebecca Gravett, Johnna Williamson, Gwynn Hall, Sheila Hickman, and front row - Carolyn Mills, Martha Fleming, Charlotte Files and Dianna Northcutt. (not pictured are members Bonnie Fulton, Brenda Hunt, Mary Snow, and Betty Sullivan)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Louisville Police Seeking Suspect

A woman paying for groceries at Vowell's Market Place on August 1, 2016 accidentally left an envelope with $600 cash at the register. When she went to retrieve the envelope the cashier told her that a middle aged black male with a hat and shades told her it was his when she asked. When the store's security video was reviewed, it clearly shows the man taking the money. The suspect was driving a white vehicle, make unknown, with an American flag tied to the drivers mirror. If anyone knows the identity or whereabouts of this person, please contact the Louisville Police Department at 662-773-3511 or Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

66th McMillin Reunion

The 66th annual reunion of the McMillin & Related Families of Louisville and Winston County, MS gathered on August 6 & 7 at Lake Tiak O'Khata. This annual gathering began in 1951 and is a branch of the Clan MacMillan Society of North America, which itself was founded in 1958. Both groups are branches of Clan MacMillan International, founded in 1892.

ECCC’s Annual Meet the Warriors is Aug. 29

The public is invited to “Meet the Warriors” when East Central Community College hosts the annual pep rally and student-athlete introductions event scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.