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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Jump Start Read For The Record Program

The Winston County Library participated in the nation-wide “Jump Start Read For The Record” program last week at Fair Elementary school. Denise Dickerson, shown hear in a pre-k classroom, read the book The Bear Ate The Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. The story is a tale of a bear lost in a city who finds an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing it’s not until the very end, when we discover the narrator is a shaggy dog, that we begin to suspect that this is a TALL tale. Did the dog actually eat the sandwich, or the bear? This story presents an opportunity to lead a conversation about honesty and taking responsibility for your actions. Children can deepen their understanding of the story by reflecting on and making connections between the events in the book and their own lives. “This is a wonderful way for parents, teachers and caregivers to allow children to develop expressive language skills by talking about what happens in the book and their own experiences”, said librarian Beth Edwards. “We are very proud to participate in this program each year with our local schools.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

JoAnn Brandt & Sylvia Clark Awarded Ruby Assaf Presidential Award

 The Ruby Assaf Presidential Award honors an outstanding individual volunteer(s) in the Friends of the Mississippi Libraries or in a local Friends chapter.

JoAnn & Sylvia have served as officers and tireless library supporters since 1984 until retiring in 2016. During their over thirty-year tenure, they, along with many other friends members, raised over $256,000 to fund badly needed items for the library that cannot be provided by county and city funding.

The award ceremony was held at the 2016 Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference in Vicksburg, MS on Friday October 21 at the  MLS Awards Breakfast.

Family Center Holds Ribbon Cutting At New Location

The Family Center held a ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, October 24 at their new location at Fair Elementary.

The Family Center has been located at 202 Ivy Avenue for 22 years now, but now have relocated to Building D at Fair Elementary. The Family Center Staff will continue to provide the same beneficial services as before.

Betsy Eichelberger Celebrates 98th Birthday

Betsy Ann 'Patty' Eichelberger celebrated her 98th Birthday at her home in Louisville, MS. Present for the celebration were her eight children, many grandchildren, great and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. In the photo are her children. Top row: Clifton (Baton Rouge, LA), Clifford and Paul Eichelberger. Bottom row: Elmetra Patterson Littleton, Mattie Davis (Richmond, CA), Barbara Coleman, Janice Hopkins and Gwendolyn Eichelberger. Special guest included granddaughter Carmen Cole, Frederickburg, VA, daughter of Claudell Weaver (deceased). Claudia Cole of Atlanta, GA, daughter of Carmen also attended. Mrs. Eichelberger received many gifts, cards, calls and hugs. The family would like to thank all of you who called and sent cards.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pink Luncheon Was A Success

A good crowd of local citizens and breast cancer survivors attended Thursday's "Pink Out Luncheon" held at the Winston County Extension Office. Speakers included Jennigfer Palmer with WMC, Kayla Vance with American Cancer Society and survivor Hazel Garrett.

Ronnie Graham's Retirement Party

City officials, friends, co-workers and family gathered on October 14 at the Winston County Library  to celebrate the retirement of Police Captain Ronnie Graham who served more than 36 years with the Louisville Police Department. Graham began his career under Police Chief Parkes in 1980. Graham is shown here as current Chief L.M. Claiborne presents a shadowbox of memorabilia from Graham's time of service.

Graham (2nd from left) shown here with his family

Winston Co. Sheriff Searching for Stolen 4Wheeler

The Winston County Sheriff is offering a reward up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspect(s) responsible for the theft of an ATV on Tuesday night (October 18).
 The 2015 Polaris Razor pictured here was taken from a residence on Johnson 5 Road south of Noxapater.

There are reports of an unknown truck and trailer seen in the area. If you have information on this crime, please contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881 or Winston County CrimeStoppers at 662-773-9999.