Monday, September 30, 2019

Joint Press Conference with the Mississippi Public Service Commission, Entergy, and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Who: Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley, Vice Chairman Cecil Brown, and Commissioner Sam Britton; Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly; Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Todd Hillman

What: Joint press conference to discuss the energy savings from Entergy’s membership in MISO and savings on customer utility rates.

When: Tuesday, October 1st at 11 a.m.

Where: The location of the event is the Woolfolk Building (501 N. West Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201) in the lobby of the PSC Courtroom, located on the first floor of the building.




Sunday, September 29, 2019

DAR September Meeting

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR met on September 26 at Market Cafe in Louisville.
 
Jim McAdory, Winston County Extension Agent, accompanied guest speaker, Dr. Adam T. Rohnke, the Senior Extension Associate at Mississippi State University. Dr. Rohnke specializes in urban wildlife, and he spoke to the group on the topic, "Backyard Habitat Design Basics".




Friday, September 27, 2019

High School Football Scores

Louisville 49, Yazoo City 0
Nanih Waiya 28, French Camp 0
Noxapater 35, Tupelo Christian 33 overtime
Winston Academy 20  Tri-County 41

Runnin n Strummin at Legion Park - Tomorrow!!!

It is almost here. The 2nd Annual Legion State Park  ‘Runnin n Strummin” Music Festival  is on tap for tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 28. Organizers want to provide as much useful info as possible to make your visit a great experience:

  • This is an all day event with music and programs from 8:30 am til approximately 8:30 pm.
  • All attendees will receive a wristband which will allow you to come and go as needed throughout the day.
  • Opening ceremonies began at 8:00 am and gates should be open prior to that time.
  • Admission at the gate is $15 per adult – pre-purchased tickets are $10. 
  • Children under age 15 receive free entry.
  • A schedule of events is available on the website at legionmusicfestival.com and you will also receive a schedule when you enter the park.
  • There are two venues – Lodge and “In The Pines” and shuttle service is available between them.
  • There will be plenty of restroom facilities and food vendors on hand.
  • There will be craft demonstrations onsite as well as some merchandise sales.
  • Seating will be available but we encourage you to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for your comfort.
  • Please, out of respect for others – no pets and no smoking.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the grounds of Legion State Park.
  • There will be programs for the kids beginning at 9:00 am at the Pavilion below the Lodge. On site parking will be available.
  • Due to pedestrians, when driving in the park- please limit your speed to 10 mph or less.

It looks like the weather will be great and seating  “In The Pines” is in a shaded area. Come on out and enjoy the day. Hear some great music, visit old friends and support one of the great assets of Winston County – Legion State Park. See Ya’ there!!!!

Winston Web News is a proud sponsor of this year's "Runnin n Strummin" Legion Park Music
Festival. As part of our sponsorship, we will be providing info on performers and events leading up to this weekend's Festival. The Festival is an all day event but once tickets are purchased, the public is welcome to come and go as needed. There will be food vendors on hand, craft demonstrations and kids programs. Gates open at 8:00 am and music starts at 8:30 am. For more info, visit the website at legionmusicfestival.com.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids under 15 are free and encouraged to participate in our morning programs. Advance tickets are available at our offices at 875 S. Columbus and at Winston Furniture Company on Main Street in Louisville.







Thursday, September 26, 2019

Health Fairs Serve Many Purposes

Health fairs serve many purposes. The most important purpose is found within Winston Medical Center's mission statement--to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Winston County and surrounding communities . The central purpose of a community health fair is to help individuals be healthier by seeking to engage the public in conversation about common health issues and concerns. Winston Medical Center Health Fair provides and opportunity for community members to learn how to help their families stay healthy and safe. This event attracts more than 200 area residents each year.

Winston Medical Center welcomes attendees October 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Winston Medical Center will be administering flu shots. Flu shots are $25 cash. All Medicare recipients are asked to bring his or her Medicare card. Other local health and safety organizations will be in attendance, offering door prizes and free services/screenings to the public.

Proactive information like nutritional displays, dental hygiene, kidney function, cholesterol and so much more are all part of the health fair offerings. The health fair provides basic health screenings such as blood pressure checks, glucose and cholesterol blood tests, vision and hearing tests, offer both positive health feedback and identify at risk individuals.

For more information about the Winston Medical Center Health Fair contact Brandi Krajewski 662-779-5111.




Banned Books Display at Library

September 22-28 is National Banned Books Week. Stop by the Winston County Library and see the display done by Library Sr. Clerk Denise Dickerson. You will be amazed by the titles of some of the books that have, at one time or another, been banned from circulation. Books such as the Bible, Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Seuss, Alice in Wonderland, The Hate U Give, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and many more.
























Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers to Perform at Music Fest - Saturday, Sept 28

Winston Web News is a proud sponsor of this year's "Runnin n Strummin" Legion Park Music
Festival. As part of our sponsorship, we will be providing info on performers and events leading up to this weekend's Festival. The Festival is an all day event but once tickets are purchased, the public is welcome to come and go as needed. There will be food vendors on hand, craft demonstrations and kids programs. Gates open at 8:00 am and music starts at 8:30 am. For more info, visit the website at legionmusicfestival.com. A full schedule will be posted to the website shortly.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids under 15 are free and encouraged to participate in our morning programs. Advance tickets are available at our offices at 875 S. Columbus and at Winston Furniture Company on Main Street in Louisville.

Mississippi native, Alan Sibley began his career in music playing mandolin with the Legendary First Family of Bluegrass Gospel “The Sullivan Family” in 2001 at the age of fifteen. During the first four years of his musical career Sibley toured almost continuously and played Bluegrass Gospel music in thirty states. After leaving “The Sullivan Family” Sibley worked with two of the Deep South’s more prominent bluegrass bands, “The Larry Wallace Band” and “Jerry & Tammy Sullivan”. After seven years of being a sideman in other groups Sibley decided to form his own band. With musical roots deep in Bluegrass and Gospel music, Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers have performed across the United States since 2008.


Mills Donates Copy of New Book to Library

Mrs. Carolyn Mills (left) recently donated a copy of her new book, Tomahawk, to the Winston County Library. Sr. Library Clerk, Denise Dickerson, is pictured with Mrs. Mills. The author describes her book in this way – “In this lovely old country tale written by a loving mother for her small child, follow a mischievous young horse named Tomahawk as he roams the countryside in search of adventure in rural Mississippi in the early 1970s. The book is illustrated by Donna McQuirter.




30 Fingers to Perform at Lake Tiak O'Khata - Friday, Sept 27

Tickets remain but are limited - Purchase at Lake Tiak O'Khata or Winston Furniture

Legion Park Music Festival Schedule - Sept 28

Opening Ceremonies at the CCC Lodge
The Award-Winning Reed Brothers


8:00 - 8:20 Invocation - Rev. Mike Dowd
Pledge of Allegiance - Larry Veazey & Veterans
America The Beautiful - The Sunshine Boys
8:20 Opening Remarks - Mayor Will Hill/Ron Gammill

AND THE MUSIC BEGINS at the Lodge!!!!!

8:30 - 9:15 The Reed Brothers
9:15 - 10:15 Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers

10:15 5 K Runnin’ N’ Strummin’ Award Ceremony
at the Lodge

10:30 - 11:15 The Darden Sisters with Jeremy Jernigan
11:15 - 12:00 Estes Switch & The Starkville Dulcimers

Performing at ‘In The Pines’ Venue

12:00 - 12:30 Jodie Ross, Singer/Songwriter
12:30 - 1:15 Wes Stapp, Ken Sanders, Les Charlton,
              Mark Goldbeck & Lance Sanders
1:15 - 1:40 Dallas Dixon
1:45 - 2:30 Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers
2:30 - 3:15 Daryl & Jeanne Jones with Friends
3:15 - 3:45 Chuck Luke
3:45 - 4:15 Tracy McCully
4:30 - 6:00 The Jeffrey Rupp Mississippi Blues Band

Meanwhile - Back at the Lodge!!

6:30 - 7:30 Sciples Mill Opry with Seth Holmes
7:30 - 9 PM Jam Session - Come join Chuck Luke,
Jeanne and Daryl Jones, Wes Stapp, Ron
Gammill, Dallas Dixon, Jodie Ross and
others for an ole fashion jam session. If
that instrument has been hiding in the
closet, it’s time to dig it out and play it just a
little.


Kids Program and Activities at the Pavilion
located below the CCC Lodge

9 - 10 AM
Allen Winters, a professional artist, engraver, and
traditional Choctaw flute maker, will entertain both the kids
and adults with his gifted Native American Story Telling
skills. Allen is the fourth great-grandson of Choctaw Chief
Mushulatubi and will describe the Choctaw culture in story
and song with his hand made flutes. Allen will also be
joined with Festival musicians to play and sing with the kids.
Each child will receive a bamboo flute as a momento of the
Legion Park Music Festival. This was a great hit at last years
festival.

10 - 11:30 AM   The Rabbit Stick Hunter
For some of the youth, this may be the first time of
experiencing Choctaw hunting in the traditional form. Learn
about a truly unique hunting technique used by the ancient
Choctaws to secure food. Learn the technique of making and
using a rabbit stick and enjoying a great game teaching the
kids about one of the oldest hunting techniques know. Our
host will be a representative from the Choctaw Wildlife and
Parks from Philadelphia, MS.


Winston Web News is a proud sponsor of this year's "Runnin n Strummin" Legion Park Music
Festival. As part of our sponsorship, we will be providing info on performers and events leading up to this weekend's Festival. The Festival is an all day event but once tickets are purchased, the public is welcome to come and go as needed. There will be food vendors on hand, craft demonstrations and kids programs. Gates open at 8:00 am and music starts at 8:30 am. For more info, visit the website at legionmusicfestival.com. A full schedule will be posted to the website shortly.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids under 15 are free and encouraged to participate in our morning programs. Advance tickets are available at our offices at 875 S. Columbus and at Winston Furniture Company on Main Street in Louisville.



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mississippi Blues Band to Perform at this Weekend's Legion Music Festival

Winston Web News is a proud sponsor of this year's "Runnin n Strummin" Legion Park Music
Festival. As part of our sponsorship, we will be providing info on performers and events leading up to this weekend's Festival. The Festival is an all day event but once tickets are purchased, the public is welcome to come and go as needed. There will be food vendors on hand, craft demonstrations and kids programs. Gates open at 8:00 am and music starts at 8:30 am. For more info, visit the website at legionmusicfestival.com. A full schedule is available on the website.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids under 15 are free and encouraged to participate in our morning programs. Advance tickets are available at our offices at 875 S. Columbus and at Winston Furniture Company on Main Street in Louisville.

One of our featured performers is the "Jeffrey Rupp Mississippi Blues Band" and is scheduled to perform at 4:30 pm.  With over 150 years of playing live music between them this band features some of the area’s best “first call” musicians. The nucleus of the band is made up of bass player Jim Beaty, drummer Earl Six and guitarist Jeffrey Rupp. The three of them individually and collectively played with the likes of soul singer Percy Sledge, blues greats Bobby Rush and Son Thomas, and the Platters. Their blues/rockabilly band the BBQ Boys was a staple on the festival circuit, opening for acts such as Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood and Foghat. The Skaggs concert was especially memorable as over 50,000 were in attendance.

What do the Temptations, Four Tops, The O’Jays and Huey Lewis have in common? When they needed a top shelf sax player they called Doug “Sweet Tea” Thomas. A high school band director by day, Doug leads a double life as one of the most in demand saxophonists in the South. His effortless ability to play every type of music has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a hired gun. Doug’s fiery sax playing belies his laid-back nature and he’s also known as one of the true gentlemen of his craft.

The youngest member of the band, Drew Deckman has a well-deserved reputation as a real guitar gunslinger. Born in the Mississippi Delta he was playing bands by the time he was 13 and has played with such notables as Devon Allman (Greg’s son), Tommy Castro and Jesse Robinson. Drew is especially known for his bluesy slide guitar playing.

While the band’s roots spread from the Bay area of the West coast to the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one common thread remains: the love of playing rhythm an blues music to fans of all ages.

CWO Carmen E. Cole: First Woman President of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.

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CWO Carmen E. Cole with Immediate Past National President Forest E. Spencer, Jr.
 (photo courtesy of Joe Geeter)

Chief Warrant Officer Carmen E. Cole made history again after being elected as the 19th National President of the Montford Point Marine Association, August, 2019. According to Joe Geeter, past president, spokesperson and former Master Gunnery Sergeant at U. S. Marine Corps, “Carmen will play this down but she is the first woman to lead our Association in our 54 year history and I'm confident that she will lead us into the next level of prominence.” She is a member of the Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32 and was president of her chapter.

The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a nonprofit military veterans’ organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. In June 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission. This Executive Order helped prevent discriminatory employment practices against African Americans in defense and government jobs. The first African American U.S. Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949. Approximately, 2000 African American Marines saw action during WWII in the seizure of Okinawa. MPMA supports educational assistance programs, veterans programs, and community services, with an emphasis on improving the social conditions of the growing population of military veterans who are disabled or senior citizens.

CWO Cole is listed in the Black American Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary by Walter L. Hawkins. She first made history on February 1, 1993 when she was promoted to Warrant Officer, making her the first African American Warrant Officer in the United States Marine Corps, Motor Transport Maintenance Field. Her promotion to Chief Warrant Officer Two and Three were also first in the United States Marine Corps, Motor Transport Maintenance Field. She retired a Chief Warrant Officer Three on May 1, 2001. About her recent election, CWO Cole stated, “You’re never quite sure what your calling is, you just have to know when to answer, and I did. My passion for the Montford Point Marines and many of their blessings brought me to this historic moment. Thank you to the Montford Point Marines and members for believing and trusting in me to lead this great Association.”

Carmen has roots in Winston County as the daughter of the late Claudell Weaver who was very active in community and education. She is the granddaughter of the late Betsy Ann Eichelberger and the niece of this writer. She has one child – Claudia Cole.


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Friday, September 20, 2019

High School Football Scores

Louisville 28, Shannon 8
Nanih Waiya 35, West Lowndes 24
Noxapater 34, Okolona 0
Winston Academy 34, Oak Hill 20

Burn Ban Notice

Effective immediately! due to the extremely dry conditions, the City of Louisville Fire Department is instituting a City Wide burn ban. No burn permits will be issued until further notice. This ban includes all outside burning except barbecue grills, and only includes the areas inside the City Limits of Louisville at this time.

The county has not issued a burn ban notice at this time, but is continuing to assess the situation. The county ask that you refrain from burning and please use extreme caution.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Winston Farm Bureau Recognizes Players of the Week

Louisville: Roper Stoots
Nanih Waiya:  Dawson Eaves
                                                    












Winston Academy: Jackson Joiner.

Noxapater: K.D. Carter
and
   Raheem Hathorn
Not pictured






                                                                                                                         




                                            




























Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Downtown Construction Projects

Progress and projects do not happen without a price. Please be advised the Winston County Courthouse construction project is expected to begin September 30, 2019. Winston County officials met with the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Louisville, and the General Contractor for the project to discuss safety, traffic, and parking for the areas impacted by this historical project.

The parties have fully agreed to establish South Court Avenue as a ONE WAY only street during the construction phase of the project and for south bound traffic only. This is an effort of safety and to allow for as much roadside parking possible.  The construction area will be fenced off and will unfortunately have adverse effects on several properties in the southeast block of the downtown central business district.

All parties involved realize the inconvenience this may create and humbly ask for patience and understanding during this project. The parties involved are as follows:

General Contractor - Burks-Mordecai Builders
Winston County Courthouse - Sheriff Jason Pugh
City of Louisville: Mayor Will Hill
Chamber of Commerce - Executive Director Amy Hillyer

For any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Deputy Keith Alexander at (662) 263-6236.



 

Fish Donated to Dean Park Lake

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The FishWagon came to Louisville last week to make available fish for farmers and parks to restock their ponds.  A generous visitor from Los Angles, James Parker, was in Dean Park to hear about it. He decided to meet the truck and donate fish to Dean Park’s pond.  He and his brother Ike Parker like to fish and James would like to fish at Dean Park upon his next visit. He purchased 75 bluegill aka brim and donated them to the park. He wanted to purchase catfish but they were not available. James is not a stranger to the area.  He was born and raised in the Center Ridge Community. He played ball in the then 4-H Negro Youth Park and participated in 4-H Club with Mr. Milton Dean. He graduated from Louisville Colored High School after attending several years at Noxapater Attendance Center. Before leaving town, James subscribed for the Winston County Journal to keep up with hometown news.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson





L to R:  Willie Norris Shields, NCBA trainee and James Parker












Tuesday, September 17, 2019

WMC Sponsoring Health Fair Oct. 8

Winston Medical Center is sponsoring a community health fair on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The health fair will be held at the campus of Winston Medical Center located at 17550 East Main Street in the Multi-purpose room in the Administration Building.

Vendors are signed up to come and promote healthcare services that are offered to the community. Winston Medical Center will be providing laboratory screenings at no charge. Individuals are reminded to get the best results you do not need to eat or drink anything past midnight. There will be other free health screenings and assessments offered to anyone attending.

In addition to the health fair, the Mississippi Blood Services will be attending to do a local blood drive. There is a demand for blood in our community. Please take this opportunity to donate blood. It is a wonderful gift to those in need from all walks of life, as there is no substitute for human blood; donors are the only source. Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and the demand for blood continues to increase, but only five percent of the population donates. An adequate supply is crucial to the survival of cancer patients, accident victims, children with blood disorders, and many others. Your donation helps to save and enhance the lives of these people, as just one pint of your blood can save as many as four lives. You may schedule an appointment by calling 662-779-5111 but walk-ins are also welcomed. Please bring ID with you when you come to donate.

Flu shots will be available. If you are a Medicare recipient you are asked to bring your Medicare card with you.

The local banks, Citizen’s Bank, Renasant Bank and Bancorp South will be on site providing hotdogs and drinks to attendees.

Door prizes and giveaways are planned.

For more information on attending or participating as an exhibitor, contact Brandi Krajewski, Marketing/PR Director at 662-779-5111.




Saturday, September 14, 2019

Let's Play Ball!!

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Mayor Will Hill welcomed tournament players to new Ivy Park ball fields, which were made possible by a received grant after the 2014 tornado.
Mayor Hill throws first pitch to start the tournament.
The children are really enjoying the Ivy Park Splash Pads and Playground at the tournament.


Public Reports of Suspicious Activities Lead to Arrest

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at #6 Walnut Street Apartments on Wednesday September 11, 2019. Alexander Eiland was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Cocaine, digital scales and packaging material were found during the search. Eiland is currently on probation after serving time for aggravated assault and multiple counts of sale of cocaine.

This investigation was initiated by information from the public. Sheriff Pugh encourages the public to report any suspicious activity and appreciates those willing to come forward and provide the information needed to prosecute drug violators. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information through CrimeStoppers at (662)773-9999.






Don’t Miss 2019 ECCC Wall O’ Sound Halftime Show “Guido’s Last Stand”

Members of the 2019-20 East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Band include (first row, from left) Jasmin McDonald, Olivia Adams, Hanna McKinion, Shaela Roberts, Nina Moore, Maggie Lott, Tori Seale, Chloe Gressett, Abby Null, Alexis Gaines, and Kaitlyn Kyzar; (second row, from left) Luke Wall, Sarah Sanders, Carly Greenwood, Tiara Dawkins, Kayleigh Sellers, Jasmin Brooks, Lydia Bishop, Amberlee Akin, Megan Boulton, and Jorian Jackson; (third row, from left) Victoria Wright, Tykeia Hathorn, Janiya Palm, Jamiah Bloodsaw, Helen McGee, Tristan Sanderson, Jesmy Bravo, Amy Salvador, Destiny McKee, Destiny Parrott, Magen Burnham, Abigail Clarke, Katelyn Massey, and Kolton Peyson; (fourth row, from left) Abbie Newell, Lauren Bounds, Anson Deering, Olivia Ferguson, Jeremy Boler, Lexi Hannah, Kelly Rosas, Ashley Marin, Katelyn Frederick, Alison Watson, Cameo Odom, Kaitlyn Irwin, and Lakenya Triplett; (fifth row, from left) Dakota Brown, Robert Ward, Kyle Skinner, Allison Pickle, Lillie Chapman, Angel Mondragon, Cheyenne Brown, Hannah Blythe, Dalton Fayette, Lauren Gilmer, Katie Evans, Dakota McMiller, Lauren Foley, and Hannah Mitchell ; (sixth row, from left) Danielle Copeland, Sophie Wilkerson, Jon Collins, Ethen Nicholson, Timothy Johnson, Na’Tya Smith, Maiya Campbell, Taylor Smith, Kyle Jensen, Richard Kienle, Jacob Crout, Crystal Pierce, and Rhianna Gentry; (seventh row, from left) Kaitlyn Goforth, Ashton Massey, Khamiyah Walker, Mason Rover, Jamerius Clemons, Taylor Goss, Britney Patten, Wesley Akins, Martez Nichols, Josh Mitchell, Jovani Mondragon, and Naziah Gunn; (eighth row, from left) Madyson Warren, Destinie Lloyd, Ethan Gentry, Zack Malone, Mitch Gentry, Cameron Jackson, LaDarrious Washington, Jacolby Jenkins, Zane McElhenney, Taylor Clark, and Camille Dixon; (ninth row, from left) Anilya Lindsey, Asa Keats, Chris Johnson, Samantha Olmedo, Giuliana Donato, Emily Williams, Keely Spears, Lauren Baysinger, Emma Long, Shakia Norman, Kaitlyn Morris, and Justina Dixon; (tenth row, from left) Genesis Lyons, Christopher Windham, Evan Miles, Audry Pugh, Zach McLain, Kirsten Loper, Lance Sanders, Ethan Wysocki, Japheth John, Harper Todd, Juiliann Pohlig, Camilla Addy, and Alex Evans; and (back row, from left) Connor Phillipson, Angel Kelly, Malachi Beasley, Jeremy Collins, A’Dontay Williams, Roderick Edwards, Jerry Davidson, Ciara Viverette, and Denniah Campbell. (EC Photo)


After 37 years as a music educator, Ed Girling is bowing out in style as his 2019 East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band presents “Guido’s Last Stand” for its halftime show.

Director Ed Girling said, “This is the final show I will design. I have taken some favorite tunes from past shows here and my other schools and even tunes that I have arranged for other groups. This is a show that audiences will want to experience again and again.”

Tunes include “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi, “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers, “Play that Funky Music” by Wild Cherry, “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal, and “We are the Champions” by Queen, among others.

The band performs at halftime of all ECCC home football games. In addition, the full band will travel to Scooba on Sept. 26 to perform at halftime of the East Central vs. East Mississippi Community College football game. A Pep Band travels to all away games.

The 2019 Wall O’ Sound features 137 musicians and auxiliary members from the college’s district of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties, as well as other towns throughout the state.

In addition to Girling, staff members include assistant director Zach Langley, Centralette coordinator Tayler Stephens, color guard coordinator Stacey Sanders and percussion coordinator Malcolm McBride.

For more information on how to become a member of the Wall O’ Sound, contact Girling at 601-635-6123 or email egirling@eccc.edu.


Members of the 2019-20 East Central Community College Centralettes dance line and their respective high schools include (front row, from left) Tiara Dawkins, Newton County; Nina Moore, Newton County; Shaela Roberts, Enterprise; Hanna McKinion, Nanih Waiya; Amberlee Akin, West Lauderdale; Alexis Gaines, Newton County; Chloe Gressett, Newton County; Megan Boulton, Newton County; and Lydia Bishop, Sebastopol; and (back row, from left) Maggie Lott, Clinton; Sarah Sanders, Newton County; Jasmin Brooks, Newton County; Abby Elizabeth Null, West Lauderdale; Olivia Adams, Neshoba Central; Tori Seale, Neshoba Central; Carly Greenwood, Neshoba Central; and Kayleigh Sellers Neshoba Central. Tayler Stephens serves as coordinator (EC Photo)


Submitted by: Maria McLeod




Friday, September 13, 2019

High School Football Scores

Louisville 7  Starkville 35
Winston Academy  35 Sylva Bay 7
Nanih Waiya 67 TCPS 28
Noxapater 22   Smithville 14 overtime

FDA MedWatch: Zantac (ranitidine) - Safety Information

MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

TOPIC: Zantac (ranitidine): Safety Information - NDMA Found in Samples of Some Ranitidine Medicines

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy

ISSUE: FDA has learned that some ranitidine medicines, including some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

BACKGROUND: Ranitidine is an over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug. Ranitidine is an H2 (histamine-2) blocker, which decreases the amount of acid created by the stomach. Over-the-counter Ranitidine is approved to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. Prescription Ranitidine is approved for multiple indications, including treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The FDA has been investigating NDMA and other nitrosamine impurities in blood pressure and heart failure medicines called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) since last year. In the case of ARBs, the FDA has recommended numerous recalls as it discovered unacceptable levels of nitrosamines.

RECOMMENDATION: The FDA is not calling for individuals to stop taking ranitidine at this time; however, patients taking prescription ranitidine who wish to discontinue use should talk to their health care professional about other treatment options. People taking OTC ranitidine could consider using other OTC medicines approved for their condition. There are multiple drugs on the market that are approved for the same or similar uses as ranitidine.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:




Recalls

Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Nougat Candies

Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Nougat candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

FuPaiYuan Nougat candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 450g, clear plastic package marked with lot #20190424 on the top and a “Best Before: 01/23/2020” stamped on the box. The product UPC code is 6926098773012.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling be New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared eggs and milk in the 450g packages of FuPaiYuan which did not declare eggs and milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased 450g packages of FuPaiYuan are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-308-1177.



Rong Shing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs and Milk in FuPaiYuan Matcha Candies

Rong Shing of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 450g packages of FuPaiYuan Matcha candy because they may contain undeclared eggs and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to eggs and milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

FuPaiYuan Matcha candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 450g, clear plastic package marked with lot #20181126 on the top and a “Best Before: 08/25/2019” stamped on the box. The product UPC code is 6922828864784.

No illness or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling be New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared eggs and milk in the 450g packages of FuPaiYuan which did not declare eggs and milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased 450g packages of FuPaiYuan are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-308-1177.


Stark Group International Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Ritter Sport KAFFEESPLITTER - 3.5 Ounce /100 Gram

Stark Group International of Greenvale, NY is recalling all codes of its 100 gram packages of Ritter Sport -KAFFEESPLITTER because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Ritter Sport KAFFEESPLITTER were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The product comes in a 3.5 ounce/100 gram, brown plastic package. The product UPC code is 000417 927002.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergens in the 3.5 ounce/100 gram packages of Ritter Sport– KAFFEESPLITTER which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased the 3.5 ounce/100 gram packages of Ritter Sport – KAFFEESPLITTER are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 516-626-3704.








Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mayor's Youth Council Sign Up Deadline - October 4th

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FROM STUDENTS PRESENTLY IN THE
9TH, 10TH, OR 11TH GRADES IN WINSTON COUNTY
WHO ARE INTERESTED IN
THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE
MAYOR’S YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Applications are available at Louisville City Hall or visit
www.cityoflouisvillems.com for application (homepage link).

Applications are to be completed and submitted to:
LOUISVILLE CITY HALL
200 South Church Avenue
Louisville, MS 39339
On or before
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019, by 4:00 P.M.

A Mayor's Youth Council is a group of young people working toward the common purpose of developing their individual leadership skills to strengthen their communities through volunteer service and increased communication with municipal leaders. Youth develop and lead initiatives with the support of adult mentors. A Mayor's Youth Council is more than just a service club because members determine to train and involve their peers in service leadership. They also provide valuable insight on issues affecting youth and the community. The Louisville MYC creates opportunities for personal development, community engagement, and community service hours.

Will Hill, Mayor of the City of Louisville, Mississippi


Fall Gardening with Winston County Master Gardeners

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L to R:  Rebecca Gravett, Letitia ‘Cookie’ Jackson, Dr. Jeff Wilson, Elmetra Patterson, 
Diana Norcutt, Johnna Williamson, Gail Smith and Beverly Combs

On September 5, 2019, the Winston County Master Gardeners had a wonderful dinner and class on Fall Gardening with Dr. Jeff Wilson, Assistant Professor at MSU-Extension in Horticulture as the State Master Gardener Coordinator, and with county agent Jim McAdory. The dinner was sponsored by Firewise which is a program sponsored by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The information from Firewise is very pertinent to gardeners and landscapers. The suggestions to protect homes as suggested in the Firewise Handbook are as follows:

. Create a survival zone around the house by reducing or eliminating vegetation at least 30 feet on all sides of the structure.

. Remove branches that overhang the roof, providing six to eight feet of clearance.

. Choose drought-resistant plants and don’t use plants near your house that have resinous, oily, or waxy leaves.

. Select ignition-resistant building materials.

. Choose building sites away from slopes.

. Provide fire apparatus with safe and easy access to your property.

Fall gardening was the main topic of the evening. Dr. Wilson suggested that gardeners get their soil tested. Some of the suggested vegetables to plant in the fall: beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips, collards, green onions, lettuce, cauliflowers, peas, spinach, green beans, radishes, kale and mustards. Many of the vegetables that are planted in the summer will grow through December in this area - especially tomatoes, squash, herbs, okra and peppers. Winter gardening starts in January. However, some of the fall plants will continue to grow, especially sage, parsley, oregano, collards, mustards and onions.

County Agent McAdory announced that there might be raised beds available in the Cultivating Patch Garden in January 2020. If anyone is interested, please contact him at 662.773-3091.




Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR Celebrates Constitution Week

The national celebration of Constitution Week begins on September 17, 2019. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D, Eisenhower.

The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the  foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September, 1787.

The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.

All citizens across the country were encouraged to take time during the week of September 17-23 to reflect on our heritage of freedom and come together to celebrate America.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Legion Park Music Festival Set for Sept 28

The 2nd Annual “Runnin' n’ Strummin' – Legion State Park Music Festival is fast approaching.The
 two-day event, scheduled for Friday Evening September 27th and all day and evening on Saturday, September 28 will be held in the shaded confines and the historic CCC Lodge of Legion State Park located on N. Columbus Avenue in Louisville.

The Friday Evening Pre-Festival Event will include dining and music at beautiful Lake Tiak O’Khata. The trio of “Thirty Fingers” is scheduled to perform easy listening and classic rock from 6 - 9. These tickets are available at the locations below, as well as Lake Tiak O’Khata. Tickets are limited for this Pre-Festival event so make your plans now.
The Reed Brothers

The morning kicks off early as runners register for the 5K Runnin’ n’ Strummin’ Race scheduled for 9:00 am. Applications and more info are available on the website.

There is a full musical line-up at the Lodge following an opening ceremony at 8 am and music beginning at 8:30 with acts such as “The Reed Brothers, Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, The Darden Sisters with Jeremy Jernigan and the Starkville Dulcimers.

At lunch time, the music venue moves to the outdoor venue ‘In The Pines’ where food and craft vendors will be available. Performers include Estes Switch, Jodie Ross, Wes Stapp and Ken Sanders, Tracy McCully, Jeffrey Rupp’s Mississippi Blues Band, Dallas Dixon, Jeanne & Daryl Jones and Chuck Luke. Also on hand, will be Alan Winters, a Native American flutist.

As the afternoon winds down we will move from the ‘In The Pines Venue’ back to the acoustically
unique CCC Lodge where Sciples Mill Opry with Seth Holmes will open our evening Jam Session. The evening events in the Lodge are scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. Bring your guitar, harp, banjo or just your own self to sing and clap along.

There will be a variety of programs available during the day for the kids as well.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased from Winston Furniture Company in downtown Louisville, WinstonWebNews on South Columbus Avenue and from any “Friends of Legion Park members.” You may also contact us directly at rongammill05@gmail.com or william@mccullygroup.com and we will make arrangement for advance tickets.

More detailed information is posted on the website at http://www.legionmusicfestival.com/

or at Legion Music Festival on Facebook

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, your kids, granny, pawpaw and cousin Cletus and plan to make a day of it at Legion State Park on Saturday, September 28 for a "rip-roarin" good time.

Additional Information:
  • · Once admission is paid, attendees may re-enter and exit as needed.
  • · Proceeds go to “Friends of the Park (Nonprofit) to benefit projects within Legion State Park.
  • · Please – no pets or alcohol (alcohol is not permitted on state park grounds)