Kids N Kats Fishing Rodeo - Legion State Park - April 30th

The annual Kids N Kats Fishing Rodeo is coming up at Legion State Park on Saturday, April 30th. Youth from ages 4 to 15 are invited to come out to the lake and participate. Prizes and lunch including hot dogs will be available.

The MDWFP will stock the lake with up to 500 catfish prior to the rodeo, providing an opportunity for kids to participate in a great American sport. Friends of Legion will be aiding with the event.

Here's what you need to know:
  • Registration begins at 7:00 am on Saturday morning and will continue til 9:00 am.
  • After opening ceremonies and an announcement of rules and regulations, fishing will begin at 8:00 am
  • Restroom and handwashing facilities will be made available.
  • Rodeo open to kids from 4-15 years of age.
  • All kids must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or responsible adult.
  • All participants must register and receive a wristband.
  • Participants should bring their own fishing tackle and bait (sliced hot dogs or cocktail sausages are excellent)
  • Only one rod per child.

Prizes will be awarded and other activities will be available for the kids as well.


Participate in "Litterless Louisville " - April 30th

Come be a part of the community and participate in stewardship. A new 5th Saturday tradition in Louisville, Mississippi, continues and has already proven to be successful. We know many hands make for light work and together so much can be accomplished. Nearly 2 tons of roadside litter has been collected and removed by the previous efforts.

Calling on all churches, businesses, neighborhoods, individuals, or civic organizations to participate in an organized effort to create a "LITTERLESS LOUISVILLE". This is a very unique opportunity for fellowship while serving others in stewardship. Beginning anywhere at any time we can all make a difference but together we can make an impact.

WHAT: The Good Steward Project
WHY: LITTER: Our community + our problem = our opportunity to be a Good Steward
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHO: Anyone
WHERE: Beginning rally point, First Baptist Church Louisville parking lot prior to 9:00 a.m OR anyone-anywhere is encouraged to begin from home, business, or your respective church
HOW: Trash bags, gloves, and accessories are being provided by the City of Louisville. You may choose a litter ridden area or be designated an area for you or your group to collect roadside litter. Filled trash bags may be left roadside for the City of Louisville to collect after the event.

The City of Louisville thanks you for your participation.


New Co-Presidents for Friends of the Library

Winston County Friends of the Library President, Theresa Bridges, resigned her position as of March 1, 2022. “It is with much regret and sadness that I am resigning my office,” said Bridges, “but I know the Friends will continue to thrive and grow and aid our library in every possible way.”

Under her six-year tenure, despite the pandemic, a lot was accomplished. Through annual membership drives and book sales, the Friends were able to purchase rocker chairs for the Teen Room, surveillance cameras for inside and outside the library, books for the library, hosted several City and County officials thank-you lunches, hosted brown-bag lunches for author events, hosted a Holiday Drawing event of over $1500 worth of merchandise from local businesses, new plants for the lobby, signage boards and even a cleaning unit for the HVAC unit. Friends was also awarded the Margaret Murry Grant in 2021 by the Mississippi Friends of the Library, which enabled them to purchase Wonderbooks for the library’s children’s collection.

Effective April 1, 2022 Cindy Ward and Marion Jones took over as the new co-presidents of the Friends group.

Ward, a Louisville native with over 30 years of experience in education, recently retired from Mississippi State University as Director of PREP (Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools). She has also worked with three national assessment companies, ETS of Princeton, NJ, Harcourt Assessment and CTB-McGraw-Hill Testing and was Director of Student Assessment for the Mississippi Department of Education. She was also and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jones, a Delta native (NittaYuma) who now resides in Louisville, is currently the Mathematics Specialist and District Test Coordinator for the Corinth, MS School District. She has also served as Director of Student Assessment at the Mississippi Department of Education, and Director of Mathematics at Harcourt Assessment and Director of the Statewide Migrant Service Center for PREP.

“We were so sad to lose Theresa as head of our Friends group,” said librarian Beth Edwards. “She has been wonderful to work with and so supportive of the library. We will certainly miss her.” Of the new co-presidents, Edwards said “Cindy and Marion are so excited and are already working on fun ideas for fundraising. I look forward to seeing what they come up with!”


Mississippi Poetry Society Festival - April 30

THE MISSISSIPPI POETRY SOCIETY is holding its annual festival at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville, Mississippi, April 29-May 1, 2022. Saturday morning, April 30, at 10:15, the winners of our student contest will be reading their winning poems for us. Visitors who would like to be present for this special event will be welcome.

At 11:45 that day, our KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Dr. Benjamin Morris, will be presenting his lecture “From the Delta to the Coast: Recent Trends in Contemporary Mississippi Poetry.” Dr. Morris, a native Mississippian residing in Hattiesburg, is an award-winning poet, writer, and researcher whose work appears in the United States and Europe. Please join us in Honeysuckle Hall for one or both of these special events. Visitors who come in at other times will also be welcome.

Admission is free to visitors.

For more information, call (662) 538-8630.