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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 1,2015 Page 3 Mrs. Naomi Flowers Honored On 100th ;i!i! i/ j'*!iiii i? ;i !i  i;   ......  !'  !!} '!ii!i 'i''  ..... , ' iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii h 2. :2  .... : :/.( : Naomi McCraine Flowers is shown with her 100th birthday cake at party held at South of the Border Restaurant on Saturday, December 20. She turned 100 on December 22, 2014. A large group of Cunningham and McCraine family members and friends gathered at the South of the Border Restaurant to congratulate Mrs. Flowers, seated at center, on her extra special 100th birthday. Naomi McCraine Flowers est sister of John David Honored At 100th McCraine, Emily Beatrice McCraine, twins Lina Ima Birthday Celebration McCraine and Sarah Nyraa McCraine, and Swayze El- Family and friends of wynMcCraine. Opal Naomi McCraine Flowers gathered at South of the Border Restaurant on Saturday, December 20, to help celebrate her one hundreth birthday. Host- mg the special occasion was her great-nephew, David A. Smith. Festive Christmas deco- rations were noted through- out the party suite where guests enjoyed a delicious luncheon at tables accent- ed with poinsettias. The menu featured Southern fried chicken and catfish, creamed potatoes, mus- tard greens and cornbread. Cakes of several flavors in- cluding pecan praline, Ger- man chocolate and carrot were served for dessert. The honoree was born on December 22, 1914, the sixth child of Mae Miller McCraine and David Dan- iel McCraine and young- After graduation from the Woodville Agricultural High School, she received her mathematics degree from Mississippi College for Women. She was married to Charles Lessley Flow- ers of the Buffalo commu- nity, and they lived all over Louisiana with his position as county agent, settling in Baton Rouge where for many years she worked as a secretary in the mayor's office. Mrs. Flowers was also the honored guest at an open house held at her home on Sunday afternoon hosted by family and friends and a birthday luncheon on Mon- day given by her dear, long- time friend in Baton Rouge. Friends may send cor- respondence to her at her home address, 261 Albert Hart Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. AIRBAG INJURY HOTLINE CALL TOLL-FREE 1-888-881-7755 If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an airbag, you may be entitled to compensation. THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC BOUTWELL Lexington, MS Vehicles that may be affected include Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Dodge, BMW, Acura, Subaru and others. This is a partial list of vehicles only Call today for a FREE consultation! The iact that you previously received compensation for your auto accident does not prevent you from filing your DEFECTIVE AIRBAG claim. There is no fee unless we collect for you! Free background information available upon request. In Retrospect... October 9 -- Two Wood- ville men were killed and one was injured when the 2003 Ford Expedition they were occupying, ran off Hwy. 24 just west of Wood- ville and slammed into a large pine tree. Killed were passengers Charlie Sladk, 21, and Jermaine Jones, 33, both of Wood- ville. Seriously injured was the driver, Robert Cage, 33, of Woodville.- Wilkinson County has an- nounced plans to dig out the old Percy Creek water- course in an attempt to al- leviate flood damage being caused to the Lake Mary Road. October 16 -- WCCA student Carl Bennett Walker, Jr., 16, of Wood- ville died when his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pick- up truck hydroplaned dur- ing a strong thunderstorm and hit a cedar tree on Hwy. 61 South on Monday, October 13. -- Woodville officials were told at their Tuesday, October 7, meet- ing that the new water plant backup generator had been installed. -- An- other Centreville youth has been gunned down and killed in an incident declared "senseless" by Chief Jimmy Ray Reese. Killed was Deonta West, 16, of Centreville. Two ar- rests have been made in the case, Lloyd G. Young, 33, of Centreville and Da- vid Johnson, 27, also of Centreville. October 23 -- Tempo- rary repairs have been made to the box culvert spanning The Narrows drainage ditch. The re- pairs will enable the farmer on Jackson Point to get his crop to mar- ket. Repairs were made by Adams County crews and the farmer. -- For- mer Vanderbilt University and current Alcorn State University football player Tip McKenzie is still fac- ing rape charges from an event which happened in a Vanderbilt dorm room in 2013. October 30 = A bizarre death happened in Amite and Wilkinson Counties. The incident was discov- ered by officials on Mon- day, October 27. The death apparently took place in Wilkinson County and the unide'ntified woman's body was recovered in Amite County. -- A recpti0n' Was held at Lake Mary Plant- ing on the banks of Lake Mary for encumbent U. S. Representative Gregg Harper. Approximately 70 supporters attended the event. -- A fire destroyed a mobile home on Hwy. 24 East of Woodville on October 9. The home was owned by Kendra Temple. November 6 -- County employees and the pri- vate sector joined forces recently to repair and upgrade the Lake Mary Road. Dirt and gravel are being hauled to the road- way to build up the road surface. -- Justin E. Whit- tington, 31, of Liberty has been arrested as a suspect in the death of 26-year-old Brittany Gill, a mother of three. He is being held in the Amite County Jail. -- The Wilkinson County Board of Supervisor have voted to put more money in road district funds. November 13 -- Woodville Mayor Gary D'Aquilla had some good news for board members as he announced that he and other officials had negotiated a plan to tap into the Texas Eastern gas line near Centreville to supply natural gas for Town of Woodville custom- ers. The new owners of the old Mid-La Gas Line have applied for permis- Premier Ph:00sica] Therapy 558 First South Street Woodville 601-888-7944 Board Certified Physical Therapist Virginia Lewis Whetstone, DPT Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 6"r email wrepublican@bellsouth.net by noon Friday 31 31 31 DECEMBER Singleton Chapel BC, Business Meeting, 9 pm Singleton Chapel BC, Watch Service, 10.30 pm Macedonia BC, Watchnight Service, Pastor LeReginald Jones, dinner will be served, 10:30 pm JANUARY Chapel BC, Licensing Services/Minister Matthew Maiden, 5 pm Macedonia BC, Christian @ The Clock Program, 3 pm Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm (Continued from Page 2) sion to abandon the line which has served natural gas to the town for about 50 years.- First District Supervisor Wil Seal has announced that the street overlay project in Rolling Hills Subdivision near Centreville has been com- pleted at no extra cost to the county or taxpayers. -- Centreville Police Chief Jimmy Ray Reese and his department confiscated a total of 391 bottles of hard liquor, wine and cham- pagne which was being il- legally sold without a per- mit. Arrested in the case was Phill Rhymes, 61, of Centreville. November 20 -- The Wilkinson County School District has been recog- nized by the Mississippi School Boards Association for outstanding student achievement based on test performance. -- The Wilkinson County Volun- teer Fire Department has received a new "Jaws Of Life" to replace their out- dated unit. The new Am- kus Rescue System was purchased by the Wilkin- son County Industrial De- velopment Authority. November 27 -- Wilkin- son County recently re- ceived a check for $80,000 which represents the coun- ty's share of oil and gas severance taxes collected on oil produced in this county. -- The Centreville Academy Tigers won the MAIS AA State Football Championship with a 35- 21 win over Adams Coun- ty Christian School. The game was played at Mis- sissippi College in Clinton on Friday, November 21. --The lip of the Sam Field Spillway water control structure at Lake Mary has been raised 16 inches to increase the normal lev- el of water in the popular recreation lake in western Wilkinson County. December 4 -- A Wood- ville resident has been arrested by the Woodville Police Department on a charge of child abuse, re- ported WPD Chief Jes- sie Stewart. -- Wilkinson County is seeking permis- sion to use some $70,000 in funds left over from the Sam Field Spillway re- construction project. The county wants to use the money to improve the con- dition " the Jackson Point Road, [he only access road to the spillway. December 11 -- Cent- reville resident Ben Grif- fin, 57, died when the car he was driving crossed the center line of Hwy. 24 and collided with an 18-wheel- er in Amite County. -- Two players with Woodville connections, Tip McKenzie and Jonathan "Sam" Scott, played for Alcorn State University this year and both participated in the SWAC title game in which ASU downed Southern University 38-24. -- Zon- ing and historic preserva- tion ordinances are now in place and ready for en- forcement in the Town of Woodville. December 18 -- The an- nual Woodville Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Woodville on Saturday, December 13, to the excitement of young- sters and adults alike. -- Bids for timber sales on school sections and bids for services on other school lands, highlighted the December meeting of the Wilkinson County Board of Education. December 25 -- The FMCH Board of Direc- tors has voted to keep the "Field Family" name in the name of the new hos- pital facility being con- structed in Centreville. The new name when the facility is completed will be Field Health System.- Former Woodville resident and U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Cliff Wheeler has retired from the armed services after 28 years of duty. The ceremony was held at the National De- fense University in Wash- ington, D:C. -- Two men stole $14,000 from an el- derly Crosby resident in a roof repair scam. One of the men distracted B. K. Greer, 87, while the other snuck back into his house and stole a jar containing Greer's savings. -- The Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors was told on Monday, December 22, that the new cell tower planned on Hwy. 24 West near the Lake Mary road intersection, should be in- stalled in January, 2015. --The new emergency generator at the Woodville Water Plan has passed its final inspection and was declared ready for use. LOCAL AREA ACTOR AND ACTRESS -- Jon and Charlene Jones, residents of Gloster and formerly of Woodville, are working hard to build their careers in the movie industry as an actor and actress. The Gloster husband and wife have had principal and background parts in several recent movies including Dead Still which was filmed in Baton Rouge, La., and in The Campaign which was shot in New Orleans, La. -- Submitted Photo SMCC Releases Names Of Fall 2014 Honor Roll Students Matt Calhoun, Regis- trar at Souhwest Mis- sissippi Community Col- lege, has released the honor rolls for the Fall 2014 semester. The Dean's List, which honors students carry- ing at least fifteen hours with a 3.5 grade point average, includes by hometown the following: CENTREVILLE: Vic- toria Anderson Brown, Meghan L. Dykes and Camille M. Fisher CROSBY: Corley E. Longmire GLOSTER: Katelyn S. Bateaste, Laramie E. Callihan and Aurora Diaz LIBERTY: Ashlynn T. Anderson, Ashanna De- genae Huff, Jeffrey L. Morgan, William B. Ter- rell and Christopher A. Wilkinson SILVER CREEK: Em- ily Noel Ashley. The President's List, which honors students carrying at least fifteen hours with a 4.0 grade point average, includes by hometown the follow- ing: CENTREVILLE: Lee A. Bryant and Alana Kathleen Jackson GLOSTER: Keundra Shantrice Anderson SILVER CREEK: Zach- ary G. Fortenberry WOODVILLE: Harri- son R Holden. Local Athletes., Defensive Back -- Ken- drick Smith, Wilkinson County High School (Sr., Cornerback; 34 solo tackles; 2 assists; 1 sack; 5 INTs; 6 passes defensed; 1 fumble recovery). Third Team Offense Wide Receiver -- Robert Swint, Wilkinson County High School (Jr.; 63 recep- tions, 592 yards, 5 TDs). Offensive Lineman -- Malik Haynes, Wilkinson County High School (Sr.; Offensive Tackle). Third Team Defense Defensive Lineman -- Desmond Singleton, Wilkin- son County High School (Sr. Defensive End; 76 tackles; 1 assist; 2 tackles for loss; 4 sacks; 1 INT; 2 fumble re- coveries). Defensive Lineman -- Anfernee Earls, Wilkinson (C0ntinued rom Page 1) County High School (Sr.; Defensive End; 95 solo tackles; 1 assist; 9 tackles for loss; 1 fumble recovery; 1 fumble caused; 5 sacks). Defensive Back -- Jordan Clark, Centreville Academy (Sr.; Defensive Back; 5-10, 170; 47 tackles; 3 INTs; MAIS District 6-AA All- District Defensive Back). Honorable Mention Wilkinson County High School -- Desmond Hunter, Lamar Jackson, Jaquarri- ous Stewart, Juan Anthony, Timothy Williams, Latho- mas Sharp, Larry Veal, Corey Holmes, Patrick Pat- terson, LaWrence Smith, Khan Jarvis. Centreville Academy -- Parker Doughty, John Mar- cus McDowell, Daniel Hol- lingsworth. Whitak.er Eye Clinic 625 Main St' Woodville 601-888-6868 "Nothing is more precious than your eyesight." Dr. Dick Whitaker Optometrist Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialty Contact Lens Fits Designer Eyewear Diagnosis & Treatment of Eye Diseases Mliare . 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