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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sheriff's Department Recovers Stolen 4 Wheeler - Searches For Another

The Winston County Sheriff's Department made an arrest on
Monday related to the theft of a four wheeler in the Noxapater area earlier this month.

Christopher Brandon Shuler was taken into custody related to the theft of a Honda Rancher 2005 model stolen from the 500 block of Kelly Rd. south of Noxapater.

 The theft was reported on July 4th. Sheriff Jason Pugh noted that communication from neighbors indicated that the suspect may have been involved.

The four wheeler was recovered at a residence on Hwy 14 east along with a GPS unit and other items stolen at the time.  In addition to the four wheeler, two vehicles at two separate homes were broken into. The theft included at least one GPS unit. Shuler is in custody and being charged with auto burglary and grand larceny.

The Department continues to search for another ATV stolen from Hall's Small Engines on Hwy 397. The theft was reported on July 23. This ATV is described as a green 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. Law enforcement has the VIN number. If you have any info related to this ATV or its theft, please contact the WinstonCounty Sheriff's Department at 662-773-5881 or Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999.

Winston Plywood Signs Long-Term Lease for Roseburg Property

Winston Plywood recently signed a long-term lease for the Roseburg Property with the Winston County Board of Supervisors.

Sitting left to right Dr. Richard Baldwin w Winston Plywood, 
Supervisor Mike Peterson Standing left to right Gerald Mills- Eco/Devo,
 Hugh Hathorn- County Attorney

The facility which has been idle since late 2011 and which was also heavily damaged in the April 2014 tornado is located near ongoing construction of the Winston Plywood and Veneer Facility.

The County's recently purchased the property for roughly $2 million financed by a 20 year low interest loan from TVA and Winston Plywood will lease the property to retire the debt over that 20 year period.

The purchase provides access and needed facilities for Winston Plywood and a possible site for future expansion.

Winston Place Summer Camp and Food Program

The Winston County Self-Help Youth Group sponsored a summer food program at Winston Place Club House July 20-24, 2015 with Jean Harper as the facilitator.  There were two parent volunteers: Shondalyn Roberson and Charlene Rush.  The cook was Bobbie Nickelson. Harold Hudson was there as a youth supporter.  Christy Reed is the property and area manager.

Adopt or Foster An Animal at the Louisville Animal Shelter

The Louisville Animal Shelter is need of your help. They are at this time overrun with puppies,dogs,cats, and kittens. They are looking for animal lovers who will adopt or foster these fur babies as soon as possible. They are also asking for people who would like to do volunteer work to receive hours for scholarships. For more information, please contact the Louisville Animal Shelter at 662-773-4320.

Community Health Fair Held on July 11

On Saturday, July 11 the Coalition for a Healthy Winston County sponsored a community health fair supported by coalition teams at Antioch, Lonely Valley, Mt. Bell, and Pleasant Grove churches.

Approximately 45 adults and 30 youth attended the health fair hosted at Mt. Bell MB Church. The health fair promoted healthy living through a fitness session, health screenings, informational sessions, and also provided a bike rodeo for youth.

Health screenings included weight, body mass index (BMI), blood
pressure, and blood glucose screenings. Screenings for blood pressure were provided by Nurse Kenya Hickman and Tawona Hickman, Sta-Home Health Nurse. Blood glucose level screenings were given by Broam Ashford, Phlebotomist.

Presenters included Extension Officers Sandra Jackson and Crayton Coleman, from Winston and Noxubee County Extension Offices. The extension officers gave presentations about nutrition and bicycle safety. Betheden Fire Department discussed home safety plans and First Aid/CPR with youth attendees. Leron Yarbrough, Registered Nurse, addressed men’s health related topics
such as hypertension, prostate checks, and kidney health. Officer David Gladney presented Bullying Prevention tips for youth and teens. Shundal Holmes, Oktibbeha County Hospital Wellness Center Aerobic Coordinator and Fitness Specialist, offered a fitness session for adult participants.

Participants were treated to healthy snacks and refreshments, and they also won door prizes while in attendance. The coalition would like to thank local businesses Anytime Fitness, Sta-Home Health, and WMC-Main Street Clinic for providing donations.

The communities involved in the Coalition for a Healthy Winston
County would like to show special appreciation to coalition team members for their participation and contributions. Coalition members include Marilyn Tillery, Brenda Johnson, Mary Jackson, Deborah Edmond, Cynthia Cistrunk, Rena Hickman, Tawona Hickman, Shundal Holmes, and Kristi Jernigan.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Winston Plywood Progress Report - Now Online

The City of Louisville posts a weekly progress report on the construction of the Winston Plywood and Veneer facility. The report for July 24 has now been posted on the City's website. To view the report - Click Here

WMC-Nursing Home News!

The temperatures outside have been over 100 and it has been no secret that staying cool is in all our plans!

At Winston Medical Center Nursing Home, our residents had that same plan!
Today, we enjoyed a "BEAT THE HEAT" snow-cone party! The residents cooled off with some of their favorite snow-cone flavors such as strawberry, tiger blood, grape and watermelon!

For more information about Winston Medical Center Nursing Home visit our website atwww.winstonmedical.org