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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 15, 2015 ML%L%IPPP$ OLDEST NEWSPAPER - Fatlbliihod 1824 gbe 1t00o0i},i00"NeN00li00n Woodville, 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@bellsouth.net. 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. r i A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "My people are de- stroyed for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6a (NKJV) It was true in Hosea's day and it holds true to- day; God's people are per- ishing (spiritually) because they do not know the basic truths about God. As in Hosea's time, there are two reasons for this; first of all God charged the priests (6b-6c). They had rejected what the word of God re- vealed to them and taught their own message that caused the people to sin. Once this false message was taught, the Israelites, having replaced God's words with those of false teachers, became more and more sinful and idolatrous (vll). God's rejection of these priests who taught a false message resulted in their loss of His authority to lead His people. With- out God's authority they became shameful babblers, totally rejecting God and His commandments. There is a second rea- son for this lack of knowl- edge today; the people have not taken God seri- ously enough to learn Who He is, and what His word says. I'm often amazed at the questions that I'm asked about the Bible from folks who have attended Church most of their lives and do not know even the basic Bible stories taught in Sunday school or chil- dren's Bible school classes. It's shocking to know that so many not only can't find a particular Book of the Bible, they do not know if it's in the Old or New Testament. That lack of knowledge is a result of not reading the Bible with any sort of regularity and is shameful for those who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior. Our Churches are dying spiritually because of a false message taught by babbling preachers, and because the congregations do not care enough to read their own Bibles. Some things haven't changed Hosea. ICLASSIFIED ADS WORK1 CALL 601-888-4293 NOON ON FRIDAY MISSISSIPPI PRESS ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION CELEBRITY ROAST Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 [ Hilton Jackson Reception 6 pm Dinner 7 pm Tickets $80 each or $600 for a table of eight Purchase tickets by calling 601.981.3060 or go to www.mspress.org to purchase online Proceeds benefit the MPA Education Foundan ]rio}lie Rollins Rushi:00 g d ].VIS, Art Educator Of 00?]le From the Newspaper Association of America Attacks on journalists are an attack on freedom and must not be tolerated. On Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Heb- do. Twelve men and women were murdered for express- ing their freedom of speech. Sadly, it is not an isolated incident. In August, journalist James Foley was beheaded in Syria after being held cap- tive for nearly two years. In September, a gruesome video released by terrorists showed freelance journalist Steven Sotloffbeheaded. It has become a disturb- ing trend for radicals and terrorists to target journal- ists. These attacks challenge the value of free speech at its core. Worldwide, there have been more than 60 journal- ists led and over 100 kid- napped in the past year. This is unacceptable. It cannot continue. Every attack on the press is an attack on all of our freedom. A free press is a vital and integral part of any free so- ciety. Even in our country, we have seen steps taken to limit and outright prevent the media from doing its job. In 2013, the newspaper in- dustry was shocked to learn the U.S. Department of Jus- tice seized reporters' personal records and phone logs. New York Times reporter James Risen has faced the threat of jail time for more than a year because of his unwillingness to dixaflge the names of confi- dential sources. The newspaper industry has always fought for the rights of journalists and we will continue to do so. In late 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Free Flow of Information Act - commonly referred to as the Shield Law - that would pro- tect reporters from being corn- polled to testify about sources. Unfortunately, the bill has remained stalled and did not come up for a floor vote during the last Congress. There is a reason that free speech was protected in our Constitution's First Amend- ment. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "rhe most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." Our free speech is now be- ing threatened. The satire found in Charlie Hebdo pag- es is no different than plays, televisions shows and other works of art used to chal- lenge authority. We cannot let terrorists and extremists prevent free spee from be- ing expressed. Free speech is a right that we all must defend. Journal- ists put themselves in harm's way every day to report about government corruption, war and human suffering. The outpouring of support following this tragedy serves as a reminder about how im- portant journalism is in our daily lives, as evidenced by the millions of Parisians and others taldng to the streets around the world. These jour- nalists deserve our respect and praise. These journalists deserve to be protected and live without fear of retribution. Mollie Rushing is the re- mitment. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 Dear Mr. Editor: Here is ole Aunt Blabby from Beaver Creek with her fust letter of 2015. Been a lot going on in the last part of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. For one thing, there CUnited Ifl0000,. ountry "Re00l Es00e' Gibson RealtV and Land C0. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational www.gibsonrealtyms.com Slade Priest, Melissa Field, Scott Lindsey, REALTOR REALTOR REALTOR, ALe, Forester 601-888-0094 601-467-7070 601-248-3561 cipient of the 2014 Mississippi Art Education Association Art Educator of the Year. One of Delta State Univer- sity's own shined brightly at the Mississippi Art Education Association conference held in Jackson recently. Mollie Rollins Rushing, longtime instructor of art education, was awarded the 2014 MAEA Outstanding Art Educator of the Year. MAEA :is an organization of art edu- cators who are passionate in their commitment to art and developing creative processes to benefit students across Mis- sissippi. The organization is affili- ated with the National Art Educators Association, a ma- jor resource for art educators nationwide. 'Tm very honored to re- ceive this award," said Rush- ing. 'Tin so thankful to be vot- ed in by art educators across the state. I love what I do, and it's hard for me to accept the award when it's really the teachers in K-12 who deserve all the credit. They are the ones doing the lion's share of work." Rushing, who has been a member of the NAEA since 1979, said it was incred- ibly gratifying attending the MAEA conference and inter- acting with a number of her former students -- many of whom are now members or on the beard of directors. After completing her mas- tes in art education at East Tennessee State University in 1986, Rushing and her hus- band Kim, a photography in- structor at Delta State, moved to Texas and North Carolina to teach. Kim started teaching pho- tography at Delta State in 1992, and Mollie began teach- ing Art 101 in 1994. For the past 12 years, Rushing has been leading the art education program at the university. While she has personally dabbled in a number of artistic genres, Rushings true passion is quilting- an art form she says combines her love for wa- tercolors, architectural ceram- ics and weaving. Ron Koehler, chair of the Department of Art, was thrilled to see Rushing recog- nized for her educational com- 'WIollie has done an out- standing job preparing- stu- dents for teaching positions throughout Mississippi and other parts of the country," said Koehler. "This award is going to a highly deserv- ing faculty member in our department who has been an impactful teacher for many years." Students also share high praise for Rushing's leader- ship. "Mollie really focuses on teaching as how to teach our students the importance of connecting art to everyday life," said student Faith Bar- nett. "She not only stresses the importance of education, but she treats all of her students as ff they're her own family. It's helpful to have someone so eager." Rushing remains humble and looks forward to guiding present and future art teach- ers. "The most important thing is seeing teachers out there worldng and making a dif- ference," she said. 'Wiy job is tim -- the)ere the ones really working hard." Rushing is the daughter of Mrs. Juanita Rollins and the late Allen Rollins of Cen- treviUe. (Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Wednesday, December 3, 2014, edition of The Boli- ver Commercial newspaper in Cleveland. We have re- printed with permission.) CYO In Centreville Hosts Mardi Gras Parade, Saturda00 January 24 "This Is How We Do It" 11 a.m.., ther information: Maria will be the theme of the Parade Entry Fee is $15 Montgomery 601-645-6758, Mardi Gras Parade in and Vendors Fee is $20. Brander Smith 601-730- downtown Centreville on Please call one of the fol- 9070 or Betty Roberts 601- Saturday, January 24, at lowing organizers for fur- 639-5011. Field Memorial Community Hospital Announces Field Clinic Office Hours Effective Monday, Feb- a.m. until 5 p.m. Doc- James Hawley, NP-C, ruary 2, 2015,: FMCH tors Ricardo Nimo, MD, nurse practitioner. Ap- Field Clinic in Centrev- and Richard Field, III, pointments can be made ille'will,be open Monday .MD,,will, be,available to by calling (601) 645- through Friday from 8 see patients along with 5361. has been a bunch of them bowl games on the TV. A right smart share of teams from the southern states got they selves invited to participate. Some didn't look like they done well at all in the participating cat- egory. Ole Miss shore didn't. A lot of Wilkinson county folks most probably spent lots of time in front of the TV watchin' them bowl games and eating snacks. My ole man, he spent lots of time in the reclining chair in front of the TV napping and watch- ing football. Least ways, that's what I thought he was watchin'. Sounds to me like some of them commercials caught his attention. He had a couple teams he really was wantin' to win -- one from our state and one from a neighbor state. Both his favorite teams lost. He didn't complain too much about the losses, not like I thought he would. What he complained about was the commercials. The one he com- plained about the most was the Victoria Secrets commer- cial. He say, 'ffffen I was in charge of the Victoria Secrets" commercials, I'd slow 'em down a bit. I ain't done lookin' before they changes back to the regular program." He told me there were seven or eight good looken young women on there, and they weren't wearing no lot of clothes either. He thought maybe they were going to be at that store the Saturday af- ter Christmas when they were advertising their sale. He was lookin' to go to the sale his- self to see could he look at them women longer than the commercial allowed, but there weren't no store like that in Woodvflle. It turned off rain- ing that day, and he wasn't bout to drive no far piece in the rain to find one of them steres. Probably would have been a waste of his time anyway. Probably wouldn't have seen anything but some of them manikins with undies hangin' on 'em. The lower gas prices might have let him go, but the rain kept him at home. Yours truly, Aunt Blabby Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students Centreville Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and sex to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, Color, national and ethnic origin or sex in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school- administered programs. LEA E. HURST, CA HEADMASTER PHONE 601-645-5912 P. O. Box 70 1419 Academy Drive Centreville, MS 39631 2015-2016 PRE-REGIsTRATION IN PROGRESS Registration fee through March $150 per child Reg. fee after March 1, 2015 (current students). $200 per child K3 Must be 3 yrs. old by 9/1/15 K4 Must be 4 yrs. old by 9/1/15 K5 Must be 5 yrs. old by 9/1/15 First Grade .... Must be 6 yrs. old by 9/1/15 New Students ...... Must bring immunization record, birth certificate and social security number