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Friday, May 29, 2015

Library Has Superhero Theme for Summer Reading Programs

Superheroes will rule the day at the Winston County Library this summer. Thanks to many local business sponsors, the library is able to bring many fun and educational programs to children and teens during June.

Winston Sheriff Requests Public's Assistance in Burglary Case

The Winston County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's
assistance related to a burglary of a home on Garrigues Road. The burglary occurred on Wednesday, May 20 in the early afternoon hours. Two televisions were removed from the home.

The vehicle shown below was seen parked on /near the roadside by the property at that time. If you  have any information or can identify this vehicle. please contact the Sheriff's Department at 662-773-5881 or Winston County Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999.

Tick Bites Could Be Deadly

It’s summertime in Mississippi and people everywhere are excited to finally go fishing, camping, hiking, and do other activities that can’t be enjoyed in colder weather. But if you live in Mississippi, you know that the great outdoors must be shared with all sorts of biting creatures – not the least of which is a host of different species of tick. In fact, in Mississippi it seems that being bitten by a tick is not a matter of chance, but a matter of time.

When the day comes that you find one of those tiny arachnids buried headfirst into your skin, stay calm. Most of the time there is no long-term consequence from being bitten by a tick. When removing a tick, care must be taken to avoid pulling so hard that the head or contents of the tick are left in the skin. Avoid painting the tick or covering it with petroleum jelly, while waiting for it to self detach. The tick should be removed as soon as reasonably possible. If you need help, make an appointment with your doctor.

Louisville's Spelling Bee Champ Wows the Crowd at National Contest

Dev Jaiswal as he joins his mother and sister 
Louisville and Winston Academy's own Dev Jaiswal worked his way into the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and into the hearts of a national television audience last night (Thursday). The event in its 88th year was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C. 

Dev completed the first rounds of the competition and based upon his written tests for spelling and vocabulary, he was rated as the #1 competitor in the competition. The national contest began on Tuesday with 285 contestants. Jaiswal entered the finals as one of ten contestants.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Final Vote for US Representative on Tuesday- Polls Open at 7:00 AM

Tuesday (June 2) is the day for final vote in the special election for U.S. Representative -First Congressional District. This is a runoff election between Walter Howard Zinn, Jr and Trent Kelly, the two top vote-getters in the May 12 election.

Polls will be open from 7:00 am til 7:00 pm at your regular polling locations.

Those registered voters who need to vote an absentee ballot must vote in the Circuit Clerk's Office in the Winston County Courthouse by Noon on Saturday, May 30.

This series of special elections were required due to the death of the sitting U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee earlier this year.

Red Hills Art Competition

Guraedy, pictured here
(far left) with his wife, Linda
and Barbara and Larry Howell,
competition chairmen. 
The Red Hills Art Competition was underway in the month of May and paintings, crafts, photos, textiles and ceramics were on display at the Winston County Library through the Red Hills Festival on memorial weekend.

J. Bruce Guraedy was the competition judge. Guraedy received his B.A. in Art at USM in 1973. He did further graduate work at Mississippi College and MSU. He has been an art instructor and Fine Arts Division Chairman at ECCC. Guraedy is a retired freelance artist, and he judges and teaches workshops across the state.

Guraedy said of the competition, “This is a very strong show, demonstrating the diverse artistic skills of the Red Hills Art Association. Louisville and the surrounding area should be proud to have talented people like this in their community.”

There were winners in photography, crafts and painting. Shown below is Angelina Robinson with her winning artwork "White Gladiolus"

Dev Makes Finals- Watch Tonight!

Louisville and Winston Academy's own Dev Jaiswal has made it to
the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Dev completed the semi-final round this morning and was rated as the #1 competitor of the final group of ten students. The national contest began on Tuesday with 285 contestants.

The final round of the Bee is scheduled for tonight and will be broadcast on ESPN beginning at 7:00 pm central time.

Noxapater Town Hall Meeting- June 4

NOXAPATER, MISSISSIPPI  - Northern District Public Service
Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Noxapater’s park building located at 9994 Kilpatrick Street, Noxapater, MS from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This meeting is free, and the public is invited to attend.

“I want to give the people in Winston County the opportunity to share their concerns with me personally about utility services and the lack of cellular telephone, high-speed Internet, and natural gas service in their area,” Presley said. “I also appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to the public about the important issues facing the PSC today.”

Among other things, Commissioner Presley plans to discuss the “Zap the Gap” program to address poor cellular telephone service and the lack of high-speed Internet and natural gas service, the No-Call law and other consumer related topics that affect Mississippians and our economic climate.