Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New Books for June at the Winston County Library

     Check It Out At The Winston County Library!
 JUNE 2019

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

Janet Evanovich – The Big Kahuna
Danielle Steel – Blessing In Disguise
Dale Brown – Kremlin Strike
Chris Pavone – The Paris Diversion
Robin Gunn Jones – Becoming Us
Newt Gingrich – Collusion
Jeffrey Deaver – The Never Game
Carolyn Haines – Game of Bones
 Thomas Harris – Cari Mora
Dean Koontz – The Night Window
Jennifer Chiaverini – The Resistance Women
Karen White – The  House on Tradd Street
Rae Anne Thayne – The Cliff House
Marie Bostwick – Hope On The Inside
Stuart Woods – Skin Game
Lucinda Riley – The Royal Secret
James Patterson – Unsolved
Karen Harper – Dark Storm
G. A. McKevett – Diller Brew
Tom Conklin – The Last Romantics
Fern Michaels – The Godmother: Far & Away
Robyn Carr – The View From Alameda Island
Mary Kay Andrews – Sunset Beach
Lisa Jackson – Willing To Die
Richard Paul Evans – The Road Home
James Patterson – The 18th Abduction
Linda Lael Miller – The Yankee Widow
Sidney Sheldon – The Silent Widow
Janet Dailey – Letters from Peaceful Lake
Amanda Quick - Tightrope

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View – Ramin Sefoodeh
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep
Dressing on the Side and other Diet Myths Debunked – Jaclyn London
Forever and Amen – Randy Travis
Martina McBride’s Kitchen Mix
How To Break Up With Your Phone – Catherine Pride
Forbidden Hollywood: When Sin Ruled the Movies – Mark Vieve
Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump – Dan Bongino
Wild Bill – The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter – Tom Clavin
The Home Edit: A Guide To Organizing & Realigning Your House Goals – Clea Shearer
Life Will Be The Death of Me – Chelsea Handler
Crooked Snake – The Life of Albert Lepard – Lovejoy Butler  (Joseph and William – he will be here on July 12th from 11:30 – 1:00 for a book event – I will send ya’ll info shortly on this).
The Moment of Life – Melinda Gates
The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty – Susan Page
Point of View – Elizabeth Hasselback
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West –
            Ddavid McCullogh
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us –
            Rachel Louise Snyder
The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along the Santa Fe Railroad –
            George H. Foster
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily
            Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dail-A-Story June 11

Ken Scott Leads ECCC Baseball Players Receiving Postseason Honors

East Central Community College sophomore outfielder Ken Scott was named to both the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23 Team and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State First Team for his play during the spring 2019 season.

The product of Clarkdale High School in Meridian led the Warriors in most every offensive category this season including batting average (.419), doubles (13), home runs (8), and stolen bases (20). He tied for the team lead in RBI with 33.

Scott will play for Mississippi College next season.

ECCC players selected to the MACJC All-State Second Team were sophomore catcher Alex Hay out of Lewisburg, sophomore infielder Anderson Shelley out of Washington School in Greenville, and freshman pitcher Tanner Knight of Eupora.

Hay, who will play for Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., next year, hit .308 on the season with four home runs, 25 RBI, and 27 runs scored. He only committed three errors behind the plate for a .988 fielding percentage.

Shelley hit .310 for the Warriors with eight doubles and 23 RBI. He was second on the team in hits with 48 and in runs scored with 36. He had 18 stolen bases.

Knight was 5-5 on the mound with a 3.0 ERA and 51 strike outs. He also had one save. He was named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-March 3.

ECCC head baseball coach Neal Holliman also announced those members of the 2019 Diamond Warriors who received team recognition.

Scott was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Knight was named the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher.

The Most Valuable Defensive Player and Most Competitive Player awards went to Shelley.

Alex Hay was selected as MACJC All-State Second Team

Sophomore infielder Jay Johnston of Lake and sophomore pitcher Thomas Boothe of Bayside Academy in Fairhope, Ala., were Co-Most Improved Players.

The East Central baseball team finished the season with a 23-23 overall record and qualified for the NJCAA Region 23 playoffs. It was the 10th straight season that East Central competed in postseason play.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TKO Farming

TKO Farming with Kevin and Teresa Springs

By Elmetra Patterson
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            Kevin and Teresa Springs        High Tunnel Gardening at TKO Farming

This news story is about a young couple, Kevin and Teresa Springs who moved to this area, McCool, MS, from Miami, FL after inheriting 80 acres of land. They have turned their inheritance into a farm business – TKO Farming. The farm is named after Teddy Pendergrass’ song ‘Love TKO’ (Technical Knock Out). Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce has planned a celebration and a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 7, 2019 by invitation only.

Kevin and Teresa are the parents of four sons and 3 daughters. Kevin is an actor, who has performed in television, stage and film. Kevin received his BS Degree in Social Work from Florida International University, Miami, FL. Teresa has AS Degree in Theology with a concentration in Biblical Studies. She also has an FDA Certification in Farm, Food Safety and is certified to teach Farm Food Safety. Teresa also has over 20 years of prison ministry experience.

They became interested in farming after their land was surveyed. Kevin stated, “We concluded, following the trek, a deeper connection to the land was experienced. It occurred to us that we could help the living by honoring our ancestors while returning to an agrarian lifestyle. We want to fulfill our ancestral obligation that was given us. We want to make it (the land) beneficial not just to us but to make sure to leave a solid foundation for those that are following behind us. We hope they will feel it their obligation to do the same.”

TKO Farming has beef and poultry production, assorted seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. A unique aspect of TKO Farming is the youth/community mentor-ship offering they make available to the local community as well as hosting, retreats, tours, conferences, and space to experience rural lifestyle. TKO Farming partnered with Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) the summer of 2018 at the Farmer’s Market. Kevin feels that it was the beginning of something great for the community. TKO Farming will be there again this year starting the end of June at location Friends of Dean Park, Inc. 10647 Hwy 15 South, Louisville, MS. It is next door to Dean Park on the south end. The starting date has not been set but the hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TKO Farming is open by appointment only. They can be reached at 662-446-2171.

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        Mustards in row gardening            String beans, purple hull peas, cucumbers and squash
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Kevin sits at the Farmers’ Market at Friends of Dean Park, Inc. waiting on customer summer of 2018.

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TKO Farming summer produce 2018
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TKO Farming mentor-ship/educational session with Youth from Faith Beyond Walls Christian Center with
Dr. Richard Moncrief as they prepared Thanksgiving baskets for the elders.
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TKO Farming hosted a Spring Breakout/Educational Exchange with students from

Williams College, Williamstown, MA on March 24-29, 2019

Magician Performs Winston County Library

1st – 5th graders really had a great time with magician Dorian LaChance Tuesday, June 4th as the Summer Library Program kicked off with a bang at the Winston County Library!

Summer Library Program

This year’s theme for the Summer Library Program is “A Universe of Reading!” Library staff and volunteers are ready for a month of fun with children ready to learn about outer space, the universe and aliens!

Seated (l-r) Kay Angelo, Haley McHenry, Assistant Librarian Venita Hollingsworth, Veronica Molina. Standing (l-r) Children’s Librarian Andrea McHenry, Senior Library Clerk Denise Dickerson, Tara Woodward, Liz Gold, Claudine Hindman and Librarian Beth Edwards.

Louisville Mayor Updates On Ivy Avenue Park Project

Please be advised the City of Louisville continues to work hard for completion of the Louisville Parks & Recreation expansion at the corner of Ivy Avenue & Joe Cannon Rd. This has truly been a labor of love with immeasurable patience over the past couple of years. We are making history with this project in our beloved City by enhancing quality of life and providing a park for all to enjoy and “something for our kids to do”.

The new facility features a state of the art playground area, two splash pads, 4 new ball fields, walking track, water fountains, restrooms, concessions, and in the near future the large building will be renovated for multi-purpose activity space. Work has been ongoing throughout the existing park as well as the new area.

PLEASE NOTE: The new park areas have NOT officially opened and we anticipate in the coming weeks to announce the official opening and dedication. Many community members & visitors alike have already enjoyed the park and that is wonderful. We respectfully ask for your continued patience as we finalize the project.

The following outlines the most frequently asked questions and need to know info:

Is the Park open? The ball fields, the new restrooms, and the building are closed and not to be used until we are complete. The playground area and splash pads are considered open for "Soft Opening”. Any area is subject to being closed at anytime for the purpose of completing the task at hand. 

What are hours? We test run the splash pad from 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. daily When will it be OPEN and COMPLETE? We anticipate first of July.

Disruptive, destructive, or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated and the City of Louisville reserves the right to close the park or remove problems at anytime. We ask for everyone to take ownership of our new facilities by helping the City of Louisville take care of the park. Rules will be posted yet none more important that the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Let's work together to take care of the park, pick up the trash, be courteous one to another, see something-say something, be cautious, and last but not least HAVE FUN!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Older Americans’ Month
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
By Elmetra Patterson
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L to R: Willie Norris Shields (Dean Park, landscape assistant trainee), Elmetra Patterson (Friends of Dean Park, Inc. Host Agency supervisor), Catherine Triplett (Winston County Economic Development, receptionist trainee), Louise Tucker (Women, Infants and Children {WIC} receptionist trainee), Louise Shavers (NCBA Job developer), Diane Coleman (NCBA Job Counselor)

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) held its annual Older American Month Celebration at their office, 100 Railroad Street, Water Valley, MS. All staff, program participants and host agencies were invited to attend. The theme for this year: Connect, Create and Contribute. CONNECT with friends, family, and services that support participation. CREATE through activities that promote health and personal enrichment. CONTRIBUTE time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

In attendance were over 100 people from various counties. The Winston County participants are listed in the photo above. Mr. Chester Johnson, program manager, conducted a business meeting which encouraged participants to seek employment and report twice monthly their job search. The goal is to find employment as soon as training is complete to provide space for other seniors to have the opportunity to participate. Mrs. Clara Reed, Founder and President of Mid-Delta Health Systems did a presentation about the agency. They operate in 31 counties and have been in business for 42 years. Pertinent information was given on skilled health care and in home services for seniors and disabled. Mrs. Evyone Smith gave a motivational speech which encouraged program participates to do a good job and give back to the community once they have completed their training. Games, fun and food was enjoyed by all.

NCBA has a contract with the federal program, Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The requirements for participation:
Must be unemployed;

must be 55 years of age or older with priority given to application who are 65 years or older; must be capable of performing part-time training duties; must reside in the state where they will be assigned; and must have an annual family income which does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Participants train an average of twenty (20) hours per week and are paid no less than the federal or state minimum wage. For more information, please contact the Program Manager’s Office, (662) 846-6992.