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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 8, 2015 \ MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - Eotabli~hed 1824 oo/ ni - Aepublican Woodviile, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: wrepublican @ Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the An. tichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour." 1 John 2:18 (NKJV) As we celebrate the close of one year and greet one another with "Happy New Year," we would do well to contemplate the se- riousness of the hour. We have but to look around to see that evil is wreak- ing havoc in our communi- ties, schools, churches, and families. Every few days we hear of some tragic oc- currence resulting in loss of life; often our children and youth are the victims. What about our own year, Sarah S. Laramore Marian R. Tadlock Funeral services for Sar- ah Jane Smith Laramore, 87, of Gloster and Shreveport, La., who died on Friday, De- cember 12, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Janu- has it been fruitful in a spiritual sense? Are we be- ing the hands and feet, the mouthpiece of our Lord? I believe that we should look with a critical eye at the ter, JoAnn Smith Johnson; ary 10, 2015, at St. James Episcopal Church in Shreve- port. Rose-Neath s Southside Funeral Home in Shreveport handled the cremation. In- urnment of the ashes will be private in the spring. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. until time of services. Mrs. Laramore was bern on April 18, 1927, in Texar- kana, Texas, the daughter of the late Joseph C. Smith and Estalena Claughton Smith. She attended Texarkana College, Hiram College and was a 1951 graduate of So- pixie Newcomb College in New Orleans, La. She was an educator, international consultant in fine arts and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her 'parents; a sis- Marian R. Tadlock, 81, a longtime resident of Glo- ster, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at her resi- dence in Gloster. She was born Septem- ber 29, 1933, in Gloster, the daughter of Gilbert Rich- mond and Thelma McNeely Richmond. Mrs. Tadlock graduated from Gloster High School. After graduation she worked for the telephone company for a number of years. She was co-owner of Gloster Drugs, where many will re- member her working side by side with her first husband until his retirement. She also was an avid sportswoman, who loved golf, tennis and skeet shooting. Mrs. Tadlock was a devot- ed, faithful and active mem- ber of Centreville Baptist Church where she served on a number of committees and sang in the choir. During her time at the church, she also went on several mission trips to Honduras. Survivors include her sis- year that has just passed; and a son, Alan D. Laramore. ter, Avon Richmond White; and resolve to do better Survivors include her hus- her brother, James Malcolm with this next year that band, Charles Bowden Lara- Richmond; and numerous is now upon us. Like a more, M.D.; and children, nieces and nephews. fresh sheet of paper ready Carnie R. Burcham, John She was preceded in for the pen; so is the year Mark Burcham, Jane Bur- death by her parents; her 2015 as it unfolds; what cham Laramore and Gary first husband, RichardGlynn will we write, and will it S. Laramore; and a number Dreher; second husband, be pleasing to God? To be of grandchildren and great- Daniel Boone Tadlock; two sure there are many whograndchildren, brothers, Aubrey Shelton would seek to influence us In lieu of flowers the tam- Richmond and Wesley Gil- to write evil things; there fly requests that donations bert Richmond; and a sister, is One though Who wouldbe made to St. James Epis- Anita Lynn Yaun Lucus. have us compose praisescopal Church in Shreveport, Visiting will be held at the and thanksgivings to Him. any humane society or the Centreville Baptist Church We are in the "last days," charity of your choice, on Thursday, January 8, there will also come a "last 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until hour" when there will be WillieM. Stokes time of funeral services at no further opportunity to noon, conducted by Dr. Den- Tusc |oo$ latine hale News by Bernell McGehee Make Lemonade From Lemons This may be the last col- umn I write before my early demise, I'm afraid my wife may kill me for writing about her, but here goes. When my wife was in col- lege and before we were wed, she was on a strict budget... $35 a week, as I recall. This was for food and anything else she wished to splurge upon for this handsome sum. My wife has always been frugal to the point of amazement to me, but this was true especially during these tight college budget times. (Note: My ~fe was in college at the same time as 2 ot~aer sisters!) Now don't get me wrong. $35 was enough. It was just that the occasional splurge (Pizza, anyone?) couldn't take place without a little inventiveness on her part. For example, while at Mississippi State where we both graduated, a few short years ago, there was no meal plan. So, when my spouse would go through the line at the Union she would pur- chase soup with some crack- ers (free), some lemon wedg- es (free), some sugar packets (free) and ice water (free) and make her a nice glass of lem- onade to go along with the soup and crackers. The old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lem- onade" was never made more true than with my ~fe. coming more convinced with each conversation I have with folks that we have made it over the hump. The fact is that the oil is in place here in the TMS and they have learned how to get it consistently. The one last piece to the puzzle was bring- ing down the cost to drill and produce the oil. And, this is where the lemonade comes in. You see, when oil drill- ing is booming, oil rigs be- come scarce. In fact, you may have to accept a used rig at a premium price with less capability and more break- downs. Further, when there is a lot of fracturing occur- ring the sand and equipment required are scarce and more expensive. I have been told by more than one person in the know that a 30% reduction in drill- ing and completion costs in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale will likely result from this current oil price decline. In- cluding recent production improvements and poten- tial local bits of ingenuity, a 40%+ improvement isn't out of the question. Despite the lemons of low- er oil prices, 2015 may just prove to be the year we see lemonade top off the hunger ' for success here in the TMS. (Note: I normally provide details of the status of vari- ous wells in the TMS at this time, but during a trip this week my spouse and I ex- perienced some delays and Based on observations are "stuck" in South Florida from several folks I trust, visiting the Everglades. As write good words on the pa- Funeral services for Wil- nis Johnsey. along with some limited a result, I have not managed per of our own life; please, lie M. Stokes, of Natchez, a - Interment will follow in study on my own, it appears to find enough internet and let's take advantage of the sister of Oceal Sterling and Roseland Cemetery in Glo- likely oil prices will remain phone connections to accu- time at hand. "Happy New Mae Bell Jarvis, will be held ster. low throughout 2015. If this rately keep up with what all Year!" at Zion Hill No. 1 Baptist Pallbearers will be Lanesituation had occurred a year is happening. Lord, willing, Church at 349 Lower Wood- White, John Leake, Mike ago, I'm not sure the Tus- I~l catch y'all up-to-date next ville Read, Natchez, on Sat- Stewart, Ken Trent, Gregcaloosa Marine Shale would week with the status of all urday, January 10, 2015, at Poole and Fred Day. have made it. As it is, I'm be- pre-production wells.) 11 a.m. The family requests that The Reverend Joe Pickettin lieu of flowers, memorial Only $12 per week CALL 601-888-4293 will officiate, donations may be made to Burial willfollowinCedar Centrevil]e Baptist Church Celebrate The New Y e at Rest Cemetery in Woodville. or a charity of choice. ............ With 10 Free Flowering Trees ..................h/, , ~;~i, ~/ ;.~%:~:i}~ c~,~ng in"the' New Year 'postpaid at the right time for : with 10 free flowering trees planting, between February by joining the Arbor Day 1 and May 31, with enclosed iii~i{~::~ii,~i~iii~ii{i:iii] Foundation any time during planting instructions. The 6- Get Your Tickets For Our l Saturday, January 17, 2015 MS Agricultural & Forestry Museum 1150 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 See Why Christians Of All Ages Are Coming Here from 23 States To Travel With MS's Own lOam-3pm LIMITED SEATING! RESERVATIONS NEEDED! Entertainment By: March of Dimes, Ray Hildebrand Gold Medal Song Writer and Singer Lunch Provided By: Mamma Hammill's DRIVEN TOURS Life Changing Travel With Growing Christians $25 Reservation In Advance Limited to first 400 $30 After December 1 if available Mississippi Chapter 1991 Lakeland Dr., Suite G Jackson, Mississippi 30216 601.933.1071 December 29, 2014 Mr. Andy Lewis, Editor Woodville Republican 425 Depot Street Wood.ville, MS 39669 Dear Mr. Lewis: March Of Dimes is a sev- ~aIN~ ~R c~'# ~ America s OMy All Inclusive .~r ,,,~-'z4~ Travel Tour Ministry Reaching . TO~U~S~ All 50 States, i~~ Please Call for Details and More Into: Purpose Driven Tours "~~~ 601-371-8733 -. ~;~- - ~o~,.~ ~.~'~ Wilkinson County Park Fa- cility in Woodville on Febru- ary 7, 2015. I respectfully request a partnership donation of any monetary contribution and/ or services. The partnership levels are Bronze ($100), Sil- ver ($250), Gold ($500) and Platinum ($1000.) Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please contact me at 817.683.2816 if you have any questions. enty-six year old non-profit Respe~y, organization which benefits /s/Keshia Stewart Ford the general population by KeshiaStewart Ford striving to achieve their mis- March for Babies, sion to improve the health of Family Teams Chair babies through programs of community services, educa- tion, advocacy and research. We provide services locally as part of a national plan to strive toward our mission. March of Dimes -- Wilkinson County would like to request that The Woodville Republican part- ner in support of the 2015 Charity Masquerade Ball. The Charity Masquerade Ball is a fired-raising event from which all proceeds go to March of Dimes to help fired research to prevent premature births, birth de- fects and infant mortality. The 2015 Charity Masquer- ade Ball will be held at the Gibson Realty and Land Co. sOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational January 2015. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods. "These beautiful trees will give your home in Mississip- pi lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "l~ese trees are perfect for large and small spaces, and they will provide food and habitat for songbirds." The free trees are part of the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. to 12-inch tall trees are guar- anteed to grow or they ~ll be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the Founda- tion's bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes infor- mation about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and to re- ceive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE FLOWERING TREES, Arbor Day Foun- dation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by January 31, 2015. Mis- sissippi residents can also join online at Slade Priest, REALTOR 601-888-0094 S[oII Lindsey, REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-248-3561 Melissa Field, REALTOR 601-467-7070 EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR JAMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED Including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations 625 MAIN STREET, WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI