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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, January 15, 2015 Page 3 Glenn E. Newman Home With Heroes Teams Up With Grits For Soup- er Bowl Everyone loves the Soup- er Bowl. Tough competition, great atmosphere, fan support ... what's not to like? Yes, "soup-er" not "super." That's because we alert the Miss-Lou to the First Annual "Soup-er Bowl Cook- Off' January 31 (the day before that other bowl) to benefit Operation G.R.I.T.S. for Soldiers and Home With Heroes Foundation Inc. of the Miss-Lou. "All proceeds will benefit our efforts. No officer or board member is paid a dime," said Pattie Reed Jones, founder of Operation G.R.I.T.S. GRITS has sent more than 2,000 gift boxes to our men and women serving overseas. Home With Heroes has a variety of pro- grams for veterans and their loved ones. "There will be soups, all kinds and flavors, cooked up by professionals and ama- teurs, adults and youth," Jones said. "And the great part is that the tasters are the judges. Tasters will get kits and tickets and deter- mine the winners." Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 31, at the Vidalia Convention Center, thanks to the City of Vidalia. There will be games for young- sters, door prizes, music, give-aways and more. Ad- mission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under; children 7 and under are free. %Ve are seeking contes- tants to battle for prizes: first, second and third in each division, as well as booth decoration prizes in sports and patriotic catego- ries," said G. Mark LaFran- cis, Home With Heroes pres- ident. 'Tee challenge res- taurants, schools, churches, civic organizations, and oth- ers to dig out your best soup recipes and come cook on January 31. Oh, yes, for our contest, gumbo is considered a soup. There is a special category called Redneck Soup which must include some form of game." Here are the divisions: Professional Team, Amateur Team, Professional Indi- vidual, Amateur Individual, Youth Team, Youth Indi- vidual. The rules are simple: come and cook soup of your own concoction. Doors open for cooks at 8:30 a.m. Cooks must bring all ingredients and cooking implements. Booth decorators must bring all decorative items. Professional Team and Amateur Team entry fee is $100. Professional Individ- ual is $50. Amateur Indi- vidual is $10. Adult competi- tors can enter up to three soups. Each soup must have enough for 100 half-cup tastings. Entry deadline is January 29. Youth (17 under) team and individual have no entry fee. Youth competitors may enter one soup. Entry forms are at vari- ous places in the Miss-Lou and on our Facebook pages: Home With Heroes, and Op- eration GRITS, or by calling me, GRITS Founder Pattie Reed Jones at 601-807-6470 or 318-336-5202 or Home With Heroes President G. Mark LaFrancis at 601-597- 4268. So, bring your bib and get ready to have a super - rather, soup-er - day. Fall 2014 Honor Roll At JCJC Announced Jones County Junior College in Ellisville has announced the 2014 fall semester honor roll schol- ars. Full-time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will be included on the honor roll. Included on the JCJC Dean's .List with a grade point , average of : 3.99-3,5 was Jennifer Dawn Chaffin of Woodville. Named to the JCJC Fac- ulty List with a grade point average of 3.49-3.0 were Tailor Jordon-rome Cutrer, Hannah Michelle Lane- hart, Kelsy Ann Miller and Justin Edwin Ryan, all of Woodville. 62Wh5 Mitatker E00.eeo 00C_li.00i "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 Ii- Mlid al Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Closed Thursday A homecoming celebra- tion for Glenn Edward Newman, 53, of Woodville, was held on Saturday, De- cember 27, 2014, at Angola Baptist Church with the Reverend Larry Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Rest Cemetery in Wood: ville with Rollins Funeral Home in charge of ar- rangements. Mr. Newman was born in Woodville on May 5, 1961, and died on Saturday, De- cember 20, 2014. Mr. Newman was a mem- ber of the Kingsford Bap- tist Church near Woodville where he served on the ush- er board. He was educated at Wilkinson County High School and was a longtime employee of Scott's Broth- ers Painting Company. Survivors include his mother, Emma Newman; three brothers, Tonto New- man of Prairieville, La., Earnest Terrell Newman of New Roads, La., and Orlan- do Newman of Woodville; four sisters, Bobby Scott and Linda Roddy, both of Baton Rouge, La., and Jer- lene Newman, and Fontel Newman both of Woodville; and a host of nieces, neph- ews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Marie Jenkins; two broth- ers, Carl Edward Jenkins and Hearl P. Jenkins; and his grandparents. Pallbearers were Robert Jenkins, Arthur Wells, Eric Montgomery, Kevin Scott, Kelsey Jenkins, Vince Jen- kins, Jeremy Jenkins, Billy Bolden and Eric Oubre. Honorary pallbearers were Earnest Newman, Tonto Newman, Orlando Newman, Letroy Herbert, David Scott, Sylvester Scott, Otis Sullivan and Dwayne Herbert. Allen Lewis Smith, Jr. Allen Lewis Smith, Jr., a Lake Charles, La., attorney, died on January 11, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Lake Charles. He was 78. . He was a ativemfWoed- ville, and a graduate of Ba- ton Rouge (La.) High School, Class of 1954. He graduated from the LSU School of Engi- neering in 1959 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engi- neering and from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU with a Juris Doctorate in 1964. He was Order of the Coff. He moved to Lake Charles to begin practicing with Plauche & Plauche and has been with the firm, now Plauche, Smith & Nieset, for fifty years. For the past fourteen years, he served as General Counsel for the Cal- casieu Parish Police Jury. Mr. Smith was a mem- ber of numerous professional organizations and was ad- mitted to practice before all Louisiana State courts, all U.S. District Courts in Loui- siana, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Ap- peals, and the United States Supreme Court. His achieve- ments include President of the Southwest Louisiana Bar It pays later to stay in school now! in observance of WHO IS THIS WE ASKED? IT IS JEFFIE MCNEIL HINSON! -- One of our readers, Lillie McGraw Humphreys of Centreville, wife of the late Theo Humphreys, spotted this photo which appeared in the January 1, 2015, issue of The Woodville Republican with a plea for help identifying the lady riding side-saddle. After a good look with a magnifying glass, she confirmed her initial response that the lady was Jeffie McNeil Hinson, a sister to her husband's mother, Nora McNeil Humphreys, both being daughters of Robert Jarot McNeil. In addition to serving as surveyor for Wilkinson County, Mr. McNeil was a Baptist circuit-rider preacher, which may account for the reason the photo was taken just up the street from the Woodville Baptist Church. Interestingly Mr. McNeil was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Woodville on April 29, 1862, in Com- pany K, 16th Miss. Regiment, was captured on July 4, 1863, in Vicksburg and was discharged in 1865. He taught school for many years in Texas and Mississippi, and is buried in the family cem- etery at Whites School House. Miss Jeffie McNeil married Clifford Hinson and moved to Texas. The building in the background is the Beth Israel Synagogue which was located at the corner of Bank and Natchez Streets in Woodville. In the 1920s when Woodville's Jewish population had dwindled, this building was sold to the American Legion chapter and moved to Main Street across from the present Woodville Public Library, The structure was used as a movie theater and burned some time in the 1930s. The house partially visible at the far right of the photo is the former residence of the Jewish rabbi which is now owned by Kelly and Trey Spinks. Many thanks are sent to Lillie McGraw Humphrey/s, a very sharp eyed ninety-two year old reader, and her daughter, Gwen Humphreys Bell, who kindly relayed this information for her mother to our office. Our readers enjoy seeing pictures of yesteryears, and anyone who may have old pho- tographs they would like to share is encouraged to contact our office. -- Submitted Photo Association in 1978; Presi- dent of the Louisiana As- sociation of Defense Counsel in 1987; Inductee to the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame in 1987; recipient of the Loui- siana State Bar Association President's Award in 1990; recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Foundation Cur- tis R. Boisfontaine Trial Ad- vocacy Award in 2004; and recipient of the Judge Albert Tate American Inns of Court Professionalism Award in 2010 He was also a Fel- low of the American College of, Trial Lawyers. He was a Knight.. of Kappa Alpha Order. He was a member of the Lottie Wildlife Protective Association, Harley Owners Group, National Rifle Associ- ation and former member of the YMCA Lunch Bunch. He was an active member of St. Michael and All Angels Epis- copal Church and served on the vestry at various times. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Shirley Chumley Smith; sons, Allen L. Smith III of Alexandria, La. and Jon Scott Gwatney of Lake Charles; a daughter, Brent Anne Nicolini of La- fayette, La.; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert Pinckney Smith of Jacksonville, Flor- ida; and, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Lewis Smith and Margaret Davis Lewis Smith, and two daugh- ters, Margaret Roy Smith and Janet Lynn Gwatney. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 16, from 4:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Calcasieu Parish Courthouse in Court- room A. Memorial services will be Saturday, January 17, at St. Michael & All Angels Epis- copal Church, 123 West Sale Road, Lake Charles. The Reverend Petroula Ruehlen bearers will be members of Plauche, Smith & Nieset and members of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association. In lieu of flowers, the fami- ly requests donations be made to any of the following: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Lymphoma Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486; Genesis Thera- peutic Riding CEnter of West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital, 886 Landry Lane, Sulphur, La. 70663; the Shirley and Allen L. Smith, Jr. Endowed will officiate with Reverend Scholarship Fund, LSU Law Debra Heathcock assimg. -Cetlb, 110 LSUUnion, Ba- Visitationwit/be from 1:00 :ton "Rouge,-La. 70803-0106; p.m. until the start of service at St. Michael. Pallbearers will be Don Bruno, Dr. J. W. DiGiglia, Jeffrey M. Cole, S. Mark McMurry, David Reinauer, John F. DeResier and Far- St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 123 West Sale Read, Lake Charles, La. 70605 or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be ex- pressed to the family at www. rell Naquin. Honorary pall- johnsonfuneralhome.net. Martin Luther King Day WE WILL BE CLOSED Monday, Jan. 19 24 Hour Services For Your Convenience ATM's Express Phone Banking Online Banking Mobile Banking Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 6r email wrepublican@bellsouth.net by noon Friday t,( ONCORDIA BANK TRUST CO. Member FDIC Since 1903 Monterey Ferriday Vidalia Natchez Woodville www.concordiabank.com 1 Premier P!:ys00ca00 Thera W 558 First South Street Woodville 601-888-7944 Board Certified Physical Therapist Virginia Lewis Whetstone, DPT JANUARY 7 Open AA Meeting, Weedville Municipal Building, 6 pm 8 Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am..4:00 pm 10 Embrew BC, Benefit Program/Sister Demetric Johnson, Rev. 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