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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 8, 2015 Page 3 BREAKING THE SMOKING HABIT -- Breaking the smoking habit is hard, but it can lower risks of cancer, heart disease and lung problems, m MSU Submitted Photo Start The New that caused this lapse and cutting it out is the Year By Saying key." Buys also suggested ask- Goodbye To O I.-" ,,, omo,,,ny ing friends and family mem- bers who have quit smoking by Brittany Jacks for tips and tricks. MSU Ag Communlcations "Physical activity, deep breathing exercises, online Smoking can be a hard support communities, ac- habit to kick, but it can be countability from family and done with the right amount friends and writing down of determination, small achievements through- Quitting smoking is at the out the day can boost your top of many smokers' Newconfidence," he said. Yea~s resolutions list. Smok- Quitting smoking benefits ingis a dangerous health risk, friends and family, in addi- and quitting would contribute tion to the smoker. Scientists to a healthier lifestyle, have recently discovered even David Buys, health spe- residual toxins are harmful, cialist with the Mississippi not just the smoke itself. State University Extension JuLeigh Baker, health Service, said two main factors and wellness educator for the trigger smoking. MSU Health Education and "Peer pressure and stress Wellness Department, said are the two main factors for recent research findings in- why an individual beginsdicate that third-handsmoke smoking in the first place," can harm those around a he said. "Many people be- smoker. gin smoking at a,~young age; ."Third-hand smoke is the nearly90 percent,ofsmokers -toxins from 'the cigarettes began smoking by the agethat are left on a person's of 18." clothing, hair, chairs or in the Buys said that if cigarette car. They are not visible to the cra~ngs become a problemnaked eye, but get stirred up after quitting, there are mea- as a person moves around," sures to take to ensure they she said. "These can then be are handled correctly, inhaled by others. So a parent "Nicotine replacements who says :I am not hurting are one of the ways to curb my kids since I do not smoke cigarette cwax~_ngs," he said. around them,' is actually do- "Avoid the things you know ing a lot ofharm to those they cause you to want to smoke, love." Work breaks are when many Baker said there are ma- people spend their time smok- jar differences between the ing, so switch up who you health of a non-smoker and take breaks with. You cannot the health of a smoker. just take smoking out of your "Non-smokers have a routine. You must replace it much lower risk of cancer, with something. Keeping a heart disease and lung prob- piece of candy or gum in your lems," she said. "l~ey heal mouth may also help." faster when they are sick or Many will relapse after have surgery. They have a quitting smoking for thelower risk of Type 2 diabetes first time. Buys said there and a lower cost of insurance are ways to handle a relapse and health care. Non-smok- to prevent it from happening ers do not have to go outside again, in the cold or rain to satisfy a "Go back to what worked craving, and in general, they the first time. Identifying the live longer, healthier lives." er Eye 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 Medicare Medicaid Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events call 601-888-4293 or email by noon Friday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Closed Thursday Keeping Budget Resolution Can Bring Financial Freedom by Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications Studies show many Mis- sissippians are not good at managing their money, so some may use the new year as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf financially. A 2013 Gallup poll found that just 32 percent of Ameri- cans put together a monthly budget to track income and expenses. Even fewer actu- ally stick with it. The results add up to significant debt. Federal Reserve statistics indicate the average house- hold owes $7,281 on credit cards. When looking only at households carrying credit card debt, that average debt rises to $15,608. Rita Green, family finan- cial management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Ser- vice, said a personal budget is a spending plan that re- flects a person's vision for household priorities and fi- nancial goals. "A budget is an important management tool because goals are not reached by ac- cident; it takes purposefifl planning and action," she said. '~rhe biggest benefit of a budget is that it puts you in the driver's seat. Knowledge of your available resources empowers you with a stron- ger sense of control and helps you think strategically about the direction of your financial future." Susan Cosgrove, Newton County Extension financial management agent, said a budget helps families and in- dividuals get and maintain control of their money. "It does not matter how much or how little you have. Planning and monitoring your budget will help identify wasteful spending and guide you to achieve your financial goals," Cosgrove said. One reason debt gets out of control and budgets fail is because there is no "one-size- fits-all" budget to follow. "Every household is unique," Cosgrove said. %rou should customize your budget to your household, whether it be a single per- son, a couple or a family with children. Each person must Lane Home Health Home Health provides tions have changed, servic- quality care, seven days a es have expanded, technol- Celebrates 30 Years week, for patients confined ogy has improved, and our to the home and recover- team has grown. Through- Lane Home Health re- ing from injury or illness, out it all, our one constant cently celebrated their 30th Skilled services include: Pre has been to always keep the Anniversary in the cafeteria and Post-Operative Care;needs of our patients first of Lane Regional Medical Diabetic Management; Car- and foremost - quality care Center, 6300 Main Street diac Home Care; IV Antibi- is the cornerstone of our in Zachary, Louisiana. The otic Therapy; Pain Manage- agency." public was invited for food ment; Wound Care/Wound Providing quality care is and refreshments! Vac; Physical/SpeectVOccu- evident. Lane Home Health Since 1984 Lane Home pational Therapy; Periph- has a deficiency-free survey Health has provided in- eral Vascular Disease; Total from the Department of home care to approximately Parenteral Nutrition; Hy- Health and Hospitals, is ac- 15,000 patients. Physicians dration Therapy; Enteralcredited by the Joint Cam- agree that care provided Therapy; PT/INR In-home mission, and was named by licensed home health Testing; Medical Social Ser- one of the top agencies in nurses and therapists is the vices; Intermittent Personal the country by Homecare best alternative to lengthy Care. Elite in 2013. hospital stays or emergency "We have seen a lot of For more information or room visits, changes in the past 30 physician referral assis- Employing more than 30 years," say director Lori tance, please call 225-658- skilled professionals, Lane Hopwood, RN. "Regula- 4150. THE FAR CORNER -- Ft. Adams & Lake Mary by Rhonda 1VL Quirk Kamryn Jackson, born Sat., Jan. 3, 2015. Delivered at home before ambulance arrived. Many times I have bragged on the way folks in The Far Comer are always willing to help their neighbors. We have always depended on Mrs. Dorothy Foster. She retired from nursing several years ago and now runs the local bait shop, but is always avail- able to care for sick folks in our community. She has been our Florence Nightingale for many years. However, around 4 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, children from a neighbor- ing camp awoke Mrs. Dorothy and informed her that their mother was in labor. Mrs. Dor- othy knew the baby wasn't due for another three weeks but quickly went to check on her neighbor, Renee Jackson. Re- nee was in labor. Mrs. Dorothy called 911 and an ambulance was dispatched. The baby kept coming, but the ambulance husband. My name had not been recorded on the receipt find what works for them." had taken a wrong turn and and was not on the power bill. To make a budget, list 911-had got~m stuck somewhere Therefore, in order to change :sources of income and an- on the Lak~ MAry Pa~d Sh~ 'tici a ..... n ............ ~ _.___. ____ the power bill into my name, p ted amounts and the keot calling ~ to locate I had to pumhaso the same list all fixed and flexible ex- the ambul--~u~ce ~md stress the 911 numbers but with differ- ent invoice numbers. It didn't make sense to me because the urgency of the situation. At around 5:00 a.m. Mrs. Dorothy delivered a bouncing baby girl to Renee and Nathan Jackson. Finally, at 6:00 a.m. the ambu- lance arrived to take mother and daughter to the hospital. Thankfully, both are reported to be doing fine. We are so blessed to have Mrs. Dorothy in our lives. Great Job Dorothy! I am not sure if the ambu- lance couldn't find the address because of miscommtmication with the dispatcher or because of our 911 system. Most coun- ties, including Amite County, require that you fill out an ap- plication in order to receive a 911 number. Most counties al- so have a computer system that records the information. Some counties have online applica- tions. Some counties charge a 911 application fee and others do not. This information is sent to Jackson, MS, before you can be issued a 911 number. The property owners are recorded on the application and a de- scription of the land and dwell- ing. If you are a tenant, some ceunties require your landlord to sign and acknowledge you are renting said property. All counties require you to have a 911 number in order to receive electricity. I have often won- MISSISSIPPI PRESS property was deeded in beth our names. I am aware of nu- merous folks encountering the same problem but it's just easier to pay the $10. In my opinion, the property should be assigned a 911 number and the persons dwelling on said property should be properly documented to reflect residents of said property. In the event you sell or rent property, then that person should purchase the 911 number to document his residence. I am not sure if any of this had any bearing on the ambulance getting lost on Lake Mary Road, but it makes one wonder if we are operating as efficiently as other counties. New Years on the lake is always a spectacular event. Fireworks and campfires light up the night sky. I have always felt Lake Mary pos- sesses many mystical pow- ers. She awakes us with beautiful sunrises and calms our daffy stresses with gor- geous sunsets. At night, she glistens in the silvery moon. However, this year the early arrival of Kamryn Jackson was indeed a true miracle here on Lake Mary. penses. "Gather all receipts, bank statements and other records from the previous year to give you an idea of your spending history," Cosgrove said. "Be sure to include monthly expenses and those that occur once a year, such as taxes, insur- ance, and back-to-school and holiday expenses." List expenses realistically, including charitable giving and such things as smoking, snacking and entertainment. Good budgets include an al- location for household sav- ings to help cover unexpected expenses like car repairs or medical expenses. Total income should meet or exceed total expenses. "If expenses exceed income, there are only two options: increase income or decrease expenses," Cosgrove said. Green said not following a budget should be considered feedback, not failure. "The important thing to consider is why you weren't able to follow it. Was it some- thing outside your control? What would you do different- ly?" she asked. "Then start again with a new budget for the new month, applying ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION the feedback or lessons you dered why Wilkinson County learned from the previous does not have an application. month when things didn't go All you do here is pay $10 and as expected." have your name recorded in The MSU Extension Ser- a receipt book. I have bought vice has several publications the same 911 numbers several that can guide budget de- times in the past because the velopment. These include 911 number invoice number Publication 545, "Managing had been assigned to my late Your Money," and Publica- tion 2398, "Financial Fit- ness." Find these at http'J/ Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 I HihonJackson Reception 6 pm * Dinner 7 pm Tickets $80 each or 5600 for a table of eight Purchase tickets by calling 601.981.3060 or go to to purchase online Proceeds benefit the MPA Educafton Foundation JANUARY 7 Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm 8 Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. 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