Friday, October 18, 2019

High School Football Scores

Louisville 12  W. Lauderdale 0
Noxapater 31  W. Lowndes 16
Nanih Waiya 61  Hamilton 6
Winston Academy 35  Clinton Christian 28

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Friends of Dean Park Asking for Volunteers for Fall Beautification Day at Dean Park

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Fall Beautification Day will be held at Dean Park, HWY 15 South, on Friday, October 19, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Friends of Dean Park, Inc. (FODP) will supply snacks and drinks. FODP would like to invite the following groups: 4-H Club, the Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club, Boys and Girls Scouts, church youth groups, Winston County Master Gardeners Association, garden clubs, Black Girls Read, the Wildcats and other students or adults to participate.  Volunteers can help plant, rake leaves and pine cones, weed, prune, fertilize and spruce up the park. Community Service hours are available for students’ scholarships and college applications and for master gardeners’ recertification. Membership to Friends of Dean Park, Inc. is open to adults for $15/yearly and $5/yearly for students. Membership is not required for participation as a volunteer. 

There will be a 30 minute presentation of Container Gardening by several master gardeners for those that are interested. 

 Contact Information: Elmetra Patterson - 510-672-2106 or Macilean Jordan 662.705-1676

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Winston Medical Center Flu Information

While fall brings many pleasant changes – including cooler weather and colorful fall foliage, it also marks the beginning of flu season. The influenza virus can cause mild to severe illness and, in some situations, can lead to death. Individuals with a greater risk of developing flu-related complications include children younger than five years old, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, women up to two weeks postpartum, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and those with certain medical conditions like asthma, heart disease and blood disorders.

At Winston Medical Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Winston County and surrounding communities. One way we do this is by making sure our neighbors and friends have the information they need to stay healthy and fight preventable diseases, like the flu. Given the fact that flu season is now upon us, we want to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this illness. The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself, prevent the disease from spreading, and speed up recovery from the flu, in case you do get sick.

The first and most important step is to get vaccinated. This is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu virus. While it is still possible to contract the flu after receiving a vaccination, it is much less likely. And if you do get sick, studies have shown that flu vaccinations can make your illness milder. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older, with any age-appropriate flu vaccine. If you are considering a nasal spray flu vaccine, it is important to know that this option is approved by the CDC for use in non-pregnant individuals, ages two through 49, and that there is a precaution against this option for those with certain underlying medical conditions. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best flu vaccination method for you.

If you or a loved one begins to notice symptoms including coughing, sore throat, fever or upper respiratory symptoms, please see your healthcare provider right away.

During flu season and year-round, Winston Medical Center is here to help with your healthcare needs.

To get your flu vaccination, contact any Winston Medical Clinic. All three locations accept walk-ins. WMC-Main Street Clinic: 662-773-5704, Winston Medical Clinic-Hospital Campus: 662-773-3503 and Winston Medical Clinic-Noxapater.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Friends of the Library Gift Basket Fundraiser

Holiday Shopping? Come by the Winston County Library and see what our local Friends of the Library will give away in a drawing on December 2, 2019. We thank our local merchants who have been generous by donating over $1500 worth of gifts for men, women, and children.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your holiday shopping done for you, as well as, helping fund our local library Friends group. Stop by the Library and buy your ticket today for $5 or three tickets for $10. The proceeds will help Friends further our mission of raising money and public awareness for the needs of our Library by sponsoring events and programs and purchasing items needed by the patrons and staff of the Winston County Library.

Gift Basket Donated Items
  • Ala Carte Alice – 4 different dips
  • Auto Zone – Digital Tire Inflator
  • Barbara’s Place – Steve’s Bees 24 oz. bottle of honey
  • Becky’s Antiques – $25 gift certificate
  • Bennett’s Do-It Center – Bennett’s Do-It Center insulated thermos
  • Beverly’s Baskets – Swan Creek Break Apart Drizzle Melts (Tawny Tuscan Vanilla)
  • Carnell’s Restaurant – $50 gift certificate
  • Darby’s Boutique in Noxapater - $25 gift certificate
  • El Paisaje Restaurant – $30 gift certificate
  • El Rodeo Restaurant – $20 gift certificate
  • Example Outdoors – cap
  • Farm Bureau – cookbook
  • Fashion Boutique – $25 gift certificate
  • Fran’s Florist – Christian plaque
  • Gookin’s Custom & Quick Lube – $20 off full service oil change
  • Home Town Nutrition – 1 combo gift certificate
  • Jerry’s Flower Shop – 2 children’s puzzles
  • Jewell Shoppe – red beaded bracelet made by Mary Snow
  • Jot’s Bath & Body (Pamela Blackwell) – homemade goat’s milk soap, charcoal tea tree facial bar,shea hand & body cream “Sweet Orange Chili Pepper”, & all natural lip balm
  • Just Teasin’ – Swan Creek 100% soy free Candle
  • Lake Tiak-O’Kata – LTOK Mug with a gift certificate for two Friday night Seafood Buffets
  • Louisville Co-Op - $25 gift certificate
  • Marie Gordon (M Collection) – three cross wall hanger
  • Melanie Yates – Votivo Candle, Bridgewater Candle, Bridgewater Reed Diffuser, Votivo
  • White Iris Aromatic Candle, insulated cup, tote bag
  • Mi Rodeo Restaurant – $40 gift certificate
  • Moe Yarbrough – pepper relish and pepper sauce
  • D & T/NAPA - $25 gift certificate
  • O’Reilly 73-piece ¼” drive socket set by Power For Torque w/lifetime guarantee
  • Pack Rat – 32-piece SAE and Metric Combination Wrenches by Irontron
  • Pro Nails – $25 gift certificate
  • Rebel Auto – 36-piece Performance Tool Socket Set ¼”
  • Silver Goose –Good Earth Pottery bread platter, Delta Blues Rice Grits, Body Lotion,Sachet
  • Something Special – Insulated cup
  • Sonic – 6 Wacky Pak certificates
  • Southern Traditions – Body Scrub
  • Susan Clark – ceramic angel
  • VIP Nails – 1 $15 manicure
  • Vowell’s Marketplace - $50 gift certificate
  • Walmart - $50 gift certificate
  • When It Really Matters – 25% off gift certificate
  • Winston Furniture Company – 2 Louisville T-Shirts by Kay Calvert Jordan
  • Winston County Library – t-shirt
  • Woods’ Grocery - $15 gift certificate
  • Woody’s Stop ‘N Shop in Noxapater – 4 Mangiacotti Natural Soaps

Monday, October 7, 2019

Presley to Host "Hire Mississippi" Event in Winston County

In 2016, 70% of the $810,000,000 spent by the state’s five largest electric and gas companies on operations and maintenance went to companies outside of Mississippi.

Louisville, Mississippi (October 3, 2019) – Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will host an event in Winston County to allow businesses to sign up to do work with the state’s largest utilities. The Hire Mississippi event will take place October 16th at 8 a.m. at the Lake Tiak-O'Khata,1290 Smyth Lake Rd, Louisville, MS 39339. The event is free, open to the public, and breakfast will be served.

In 2017, Presley passed the Hire Mississippi rule that requires the state’s largest public utilities to give extra notice, attention, and support for Mississippi businesses looking to bid on public utility projects. Hire Mississippi requires the largest utilities to give notice to each company on their Hire Mississippi Supplier List when any job is available for bid that a Mississippi company is qualified to perform. The program requires each business to sign up and provide certain information.

“I am sick and tired of seeing out-of-state companies on construction sites in Mississippi when I know that Mississippians are footing the bill for those projects. I have zero doubt that our companies could be doing at least some of that work, if they were given the chance. It’s past time that we put our state’s businesses first and that is what the Hire Mississippi program does,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley. “Hire Mississippi allows Mississippi businesses to get a bite at the apple and be considered first for contracts that they are qualified to do. If we don’t look out for Mississippi businesses and workers, no one else will.”

“This is a casual event, but one where I want every business owner to leave there signed up for the Hire Mississippi Supplier List and with knowledge about the program,” said Presley.

The event is cosponsored by the Louisville/Winston County Chamber of Commerce. To RSVP, please call the Louisville/Winston County Chamber of Commerce at 662-773-8719 or email

LHS Band Shows Out!

Congratulations to the Louisville High School Band as they won every Best in Class Award and won
Reserve Grand Champion (2nd place overall) at the Crossroads Marching Classic this past Saturday at Corinth High School!