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Page 4 j "// The Woodville Republican, Thursday, Janua j 22, 2015 \ \ BIG OLE BRUISER -- Charles Johnson, Sr., of Woodville shot this huge buck on family property here in Wilkinson County on the morning of Janu- ary 14, 2015. This 8-point weighed 225 pounds and had an outside spread of 20.5". It was shot at 125 yards with a Savage 30-30 pump rifle. -- Photo Submitted Tuscaloo a \, Marine \, Shale News by Bernell McGehee Last summer I visited with someone who knows a great deal more than I do about the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play. He said the only thing that would stop this play now was off prices drop- ping below $80. I was skep- tical and didn't report the conversation. I thought that would be too encouraging to folks since we all knew the price of oil wasn't headed be- low $80 any time soon. Ha! My, how things have changed in just a very few months! A study on the U.S. oil plays reportedly has con- cluded that 37 of the 38 plays in our country cannot be profitable with $50 oil prices, the price we find ourselves at today. That's the bad news. The good news is that the TMS has advanced a great deal since last summer. Though I won't predict the magic number to get this play back on track, I will say that if prices rise back to the $80+ level the TMS should blossom in a hurry. The TMS is no longer a marginal play in my mind. We are now clearly a com- mercial play.., at $80+ prices. Recent evidence to the continuing advancements in the play comes from several places. The Encana Lawson 25- 13H-1 finished drilling this past week with a total drill- ing length of over 22,075 foot, the first drill over 22,000 foot to my knowledge in the play. The lateral for this well will be over 10,000 foot, as best I can determine. MASSIVE SLIDE ON HWY. 61N -- Wilkinson County Enforcement Of- ricer Marlin Reid is shown dwarfed by the size of the landslide on the east side of the northbound lane of Hwy. 61 in Wilkinson County. The northbound lane has been closed for a number of months while work crews attempt to halt the movement of th~dirt roadside. This area has been a~problem for the Mississippi Department of Transportation for a number of years. Work is expected to take several more months to com- plete. Extremely wet weather has temporarily slowed construction on the project. -- Photo Courtesy Treva Reid This is roughly 1,000 foot more than the nearby and recently completed Encana Mathis 29-17H-1, which had a lateral of 9,169 foot. The Mathis was roughly 1,000 foot longer than any previ- ous lateral in the TMS. In other words, the is- sues associated with longer laterals appear to be getting worked out. This could be huge to the success of the play. Longer laterals with fewer issues provide a longer life for the well and could provide the opportunity for an increase in the per acre recoverable amounts of off. We want these oil operating companies to make money, but it is nice when their prof- itability improves that of the mineral and royalty owners as well. Another factor that is increasingly obvious is that fracking these wells is be- coming more routine and more efficient. Goodrich management announced recently they have reduced the amount of water and fluids used in the fractur- ing process without affecting production levels from these wells. The last two wells com- pleted using the reduced flu- ids are the Verberne 5H-1 and Williams 46H-1 wells in Tangipahoa Parish. The Verberne well came in with a peak 24 hour production level of 1,375 barrels of oil while the Williams came in at 1,240. The Verberne had 21 stages and a 6,600 foot lateral, while the Williams had 20 stages and a 6,400 foot lateral. There is still much to learn and more improvements to be made in the TMS and here are the most recent pre-pro- duction wells to watch as the process continues. Drilling or moving on: Wilkinson, Sanchez Mace- donia 2H and 4H (in time); Amite, Encana Reese 16H- 1, Encana McIntosh 15H-l; Tangipahoa, Goodrich B- Nez 43H-1 and 2; Washing- ton, Goodrich Painter ETAL 5H-1. Fracturing or awaiting fracture: Wilkinson, Go- odrich 8H-1 and 2, Halcon Rogers 1H, Ha/con Creek Cottage West #1H, Sanchez Morris #2H; Amite, Goodrich T. Lewis 7-38H-1, Encana Longleaf 29H-1 and-2; Tan- gipahoa Parish, Kinchen 58H-1, Ha/con Franklin Post Prop H-1. Flowing back: W'dkinson, Ha/con George Martens, et. al. #1H, Comstock 28-40 No. 1H; Amite, Encana Mathis 29-17H-1, Encana Ash 13-1 and 2; Tangipahoa, Kent 41H-1. Provide feedback for this column to bernellmcgehee@ gmail.com. MORE STUDY AT INDIAN MOUND -- An archeo- logical group visited the Lessley Indian Mound located on private property on Hwy. 24 recently to do more study on the history of the large dirt mound. Dr. Jay Johnson from Ole Miss and retired Mississippi State Professor John O'Hear brought a number of Ole Miss students to the site. The group used dirt coring equipment and computers with scanners to develop a time line in the construction of the mound's layers. Indians used baskets filled with dirt and carried by hand to build the ceremo- nial mound. During their study the students found evidence of an old structure half way down in the mound and another on top level. They will use radio-carbon dating to determine the age of the structures. A metal detector scan of the grounds around the mound resulted in evidence of a num- ber of unknown objects. Also, note the marble headstones in the background which clearly indi- cates that a non-Indian cemetery exists on top of the mound. -- Submitted Photo HARDWOOD LOGS FOR SALE? BY BULK In the woods BY or delivered THOUSAND to mill Call 1-800-343-4577 Netterville Lumber Co. IN BUSINESS SINCE 1952 980 U. S. Hwy. 61 A u, Woodville 601-888-6053 Licensed in MS & LA -- Trane Dealer -- We Accept Or dr- ELECTRICAL HEATING & COOLING REFRIGERATION PLUMBING Stand-By Cenerators TankleJ WagerHeater Appliance Repair Technicians: Charles Smith Brian McKlemurry & Mark Sanders Vegetable Gardening Tips For Fast-Approaching Spring subndtted by , Ann H. Davis, W'flldnson County Extension Coordinator Believe it not, spring is rapidly approaching. If you have not made plans for your spring and summer vegeta- ble gardens, you need to get busy. Decisions need to be made about what size gar- den you need, the location for maximum production, and what you want to plant. Ma- ny vegetable gardeners plant in the same location and the same crops yearly, so their decisions are simple. Other gardeners like to experiment -- move location, try differ- ent varieties, plant totally different crops from previous years, enlarge or downsize the existing garden, etc. For every gardener, one of the first steps is to get a soil test to determine your garden's fertilizer needs. Ide- ally, this would be done in the fall for spring and sum- mer gardens, but it is not too late to test now. You can get instructions for taking and submitt g soil samples at the Wilkinson County Exten- sion Office located at 982 2nd South Street in Wood lle. To decide what size gar- den you need, consider your family size, the amount of vegetables you need, and whether you will preserve or use the vegetables fresh. Most important in deter- mining garden size are the gardener's physical ability, available time, equipment, and genuine interest in gar- dening. Even though the rewards of gardening are great, the work is hard. The ideal garden site is close to the house but out in the open where it receives hill sun; not shaded by trees or buildings; near a water supply; has loose, fertile, well-drained soil; and free of serious weed problems. Sometimes the ideal site is not possible, but this does not mean that growing a garden is impossible if you select the right vegetables and care- fully manage the soil. Deciding what you want to plant can be the most dif- ficult decision. Select veg- etables and the amount to plant by looking forward to harvest and how you will use the vegetables. There is no reason in planting something that won't be used. Space is also a factor in determining the vegetables to grow. Some vegetables take a lot of space for a long time, while others are planted and harvested in a short time period. Se- lect plant varieties recom- mended for growing in M:is- . ti0n provides information not sissipp~wbSch resist disease, only on gardenin, g decisions, and give higher yields and but also provides informa- quality. For more information on vegetable gardening, contact the Wilkinson County Exten- sion Office at 601-888-32.11 and request a copy of the Garden Tabloid. The publica- tion on when and what to plant, new varieties of veg- etables, mulching, insect identification and control, vegetable diseases and con- trol, harvesting and storing vegetables. If you were prescribed And experienced stroke or internal bleeding, call our office. We are investigating claims. 1-800-595-6244 The Law Offices of Bobby Mook, P.C. bobbymoak402@aff.net The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements. Free background information available upon request. 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