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# Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 5, 2015 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - F~tab|ilhed 1924 0oboi, - Bepublifan Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper "HE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is )ublished 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. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are fool- ishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually dis- cerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) The natural man is one who is still leaning on his own understanding, still working in order to become "good" by his own works which he foolishly believes to be possible for him, if for no one else. After all, God has given him extraor- dinary gifts and talents, surely he can use those to achieve righteousness; and so the natural man continues his downward spiral away from God. Until such a natural man comes face to face with the reality of God's presence through the conviction of The Holy Spirit (John 16:8) he is doomed to depend upon his own devices for any hope that he might have for eternal peace, and" by his refusal to receive The Holy Spirit as God, he insures his damnation. The whole idea of The Holy Spirit's teaching abounds with foolishness to the nat- ural man; the concepts and especially the necessity of His council are ridiculous notions that are scoffed at and ignored. Jesus telIs us in John 14:1 to believe in Him as we believe in God; it surely follows that if we believe in Him we should also believe Him when He tells us that He is send- ing The Holy Spirit as our counselor so that we might become supernatural men; men and women who are not only sealed by The Spirit but also filled with His presence, power, and spiritual discernment. It is now time for any- one wishing to run for one of the county elected of- rices to file their qualify- ing papers for candidacy. The filing period began January 5 and runs until 5 p.m. on Friday, Febru- ary 27, at the Wilkinson County Circuit Clerk's of- rice. An exception to this is that candidates for the special election school board position should not rile until August 5 through September 4. Potential candidates must decide whether to run as an independent candidate or as a party candidate. Party candi- dates run in the August primary. Independent candidates do not desig- nate a party affiliation and only run in the No- vember General Election. Party candidates must submit a qualifying state- ment and pay any applica- ble riling fee. Qualifying forms for party candi- dates are available in the Circuit Clerk's office or online at http:Hwww.sos. ms.gov/Elections-Voting/ Pages/Candidate-Qualify- ing-Forms.aspx. Independent candidates pay no fee but must rile a qualifying statement of intent and a qualifying petition signed by a cer- tain number of qualified voters. Party candidates for One Local Student Named To MSU's President's List One student from Wilkin- son County has been includ- ed on the Mississippi State University President's List for the 2014 fall semester for your county. Students on the Presi- dent's List achieved a 3.80 or better grade-point aver- age, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12semester hoursof course work with no. incomplete. grades or grades lower than aC. Receiving this honor was Katie Berry of Centreville. Sheriff, Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Tax Col- lector, Superintendent of Education and County At- torney must pay $15 and declare their party affili- ation. Persons filing for these positions as inde- pendent candidates must submit a petition with 50 signatures of registered voters in the county. Candidates who are running for Supervisor must pay a $15 filing fee and declare party affilia- tion or submit a petition with 15 signatures to run as an independent. Candidates for Justice Court Judge, Constable and Coroner must pay a fee of $10 and declare party affiliation. Inde- pendents running for Justice Court Judge or Constable must submit a petition with the sig- natures of 15 registered voters. Independent can- didates for Coroner must submit petitions with 50 signatures. "Serving the citizens of the State of Mississippi is not a decision to be taken lightly," said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. "I encourage potential candidates to review the guidelines "and require- ments before submitting qualifying papers for pub- lic office." There are specific quali- fications candidates must meet before filing, ac- cording to the Secretary of State website. Some of these include: 1) All candidates must be regis- tered voters in Wilkinson County, never have been convicted of bribery, per- jury or other infamous crime, punishable by a minimum of one year con- finement in a state peni- tentiary, unless pardoned for the offense; 2) Can- didates must never have been convicted of a felony in Mississippi, in feder- al court or in any other state for an offense that is considered a felony un- der Mississippi law. The Mississippi Secretary of State's office has a com- plete listing of qualifica- tions in a 23 page bro- chure downloadable at http://www, sos.ms.gov. Click on Elections-Voting to find all matter of infor- mation for potential can- didates. All candidates seeking one of the above offices in the 2015 Primary and General Election must file a Statement of Eco- nomic Interest .with the Mississippi Ethics Com- mission within 15 days of qualifying. All necessary forms may be obtained directly from the Missis- sippi Ethics Commission or online at http://www. ethics.state.ins.us. Candidates also must rile campaign finance disclosure reports as re- quired by Mississippi law. More information on cam- paign discloure is avail- able at the Secretary of State's office or online at http://www.sos.ms.gov un- der the Elections-Voting heading. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 CIVIL WAR DRAWINGS FROM THE BECKER COLLECTION MISI%IPPI MUSEUM of ART JANUARY 31 - APRIL 19, 2015 This c~fibili,m e,~t)lores d~c role artist~ played as reporters and cr