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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursdayl February 12, 2015 MtSSI.LIPPI OLDF.T NEWAPLq - |.blbhed 1824 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lilt R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Fran0es 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 &amp; 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. Emaih wrepublican@bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVlLLE REPUBLICAN, P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Tholmhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches as a result the church is stunted, only making mi- nor steps forward (if at all) instead of leaps and bounds. We seem so afraid of changing things from the way they've always been that we miss many oppor- tunities to do God's will in a different way. Just because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8 speaking of His nature or character not His means and actions in ministry) it does not mean that we are to remain stagnant and unwilling to find new ways to minister His word. If the Israelites under Joshua's leadership had not been willing to try new things, they would still be wan- dering around in the wil- derness. It is sad that too many of our Churches are only wandering around in a spiritual wilderness be- cause of the fear of change; instead of grasping the op- portunity to make a posi- tive difference in this dy- ing world. "'Have I not command. ed you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) Imagine if you can, a Church where there is no fear; where all are con- cerned only with doing the will of God. Why it would be a Church that could change the world around it as its membership was not hindered by fear of the unknown, or by the fear of change. Did not God say "wherever you go?" Even in times of change God is with us as He promised; we need not fear change or the unknown future as we seek to do God's work. It is painfully evident though that many of our church members are paralyzed by the fear of change so that they are unable to grow; ]ii00li00i!! 00!i!iii!) i!) 00i:i) i!ii!J Cody Peak has been named to the President's List for the Fall Semester at Mississippi State Uni- versity in Starkville. He is a sophomore and the son of Dina and Andy Peak of Cen- treville. Anne Moody Anne Moody, whose memoir "Coming of Age in Mississippi" gave a wrench- ing account of growing up poor in the segregated South and facing violence as a civil rights activist, died Thurs- day, January 5, 2015, at her home in the small town of Gloster. She was 74. Moody had dementia the past several years and stepped eating two days be- fore she died in her sleep, her sister, Adline Moody, com- mented on Saturdayi Febru- ary7. On May 28, 1963, Anne Moody was among the stu- dents from historically black Tougaloo College who staged a sit-in at a segregated Wool- worth's lunch counter in downtown Jackson. A white mob attacked the integrated group of peaceful students, dousing them with ketchup, mustard and sugar and beat- ing one of the men. A photograph from the sit-in shows Moody sitting stoically at the five-and'dime counter with food on her head. Moody left Mississippi, and the civil rights move- ment, aer she went to New York in the 1960s to give a speech about the movement, her sister said. Adline Moody said her sister was burned out by the work. Both sisters lived outside Mississippi for decades and moved back to =,=li =,==i==,==,='==i===,====:i>=. =+=,====',= i:.====,,,.=,= ,,,=,,==i==I,===>=i,=,,:<!,,,===,==, a the state in the mid-1990s, [iii iiiiii=iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iii = Ii:: ,i IIi(ii !!: iilill,!l=IIl,;ll>;ii==Iiiii] Adline Moody said. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiilli IIIiiii!!iiiii Moody did not attend a 2013 ceremony where state I officials unveiled a histori- , iii!iilj#l  :: '+" " .... ..... < :" >\> <= ::ii+ii .... ": < larker commemorating e 5oth anniversaof the ""a;'Fe%/6; 2015 ............. dtii*'tlii'l[:hff:th'/ff'Sfhff ';.1 ......... tax collector, and I would Dear Mr. Editor, In The Natchez Demo- crat on January 11, 2015, there was an article concern- ing the Adams County au- dit for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. Their 2013 audit had been com- pleted, and State Auditor Stacy Picketing recognized that county for maintaining high standards of financial management. Meanwhile, our smaller county has not even completed the 2012 au- dit, and with beth it and the 2013 audits now past due, our county cannot receive grant money. County Administrator Bruce Lewis announced at the last BOS meeting Mr. Scott Neiman hopes to have the 2012 audit completed by mid-March; we were previously told it would be completed by the end of 2014. He still has to complete the audits of the chancery and cir- think these would be the three most difficult in the county. I sincerely believe mid-March will comeand go without the 2012 audit's having been completed. One of the simple safe- guards Adams County has in place is the person, who writes the checks, is not the same person reconciling the books. If I were a betting person, I would be willing to wager that in Wilkinson County the person writing the majority of the county checks is also the person rec- onciling the books. This year, 2015, is coun- ty election year -- a time when all of our major county officials will be elected. It is an opportunity for inter- ested and qualified people to run for office, and it is a chance for registered voters to change the status quo of Wilkinson County. Sincerely yours, Mary Ann McCurley 877) 5 A celebration of Anne Moody's life is set for Satur- day, February 14, 2015, at the Homochitto Association Development Center, her sis- ter said. Anne Moody is survived by her son, Sascha Straus; sisters, Adline Moody, Vir- ginia Gibson, Frances Jef- ferson and Vallery Jefferson; and brothers, Ralph Jeffer- son, James Jefferson and Kenneth Jefferson. Ronald Lee Shelton A memorial service for Ronald Lee Shelten, 67, a native of Wood.lle and a 434 N. Capt. Gloster Dr. FIRE DAMAGES BUILDING  A fire on Tuesday afternoon, Febru- ary 3, heavily damaged a portion of the Parkmeadow Shopping Center in Centreville occupied by a resale shop. Fire departments from several communities responded to the fire and kept the blaze from spreading to adjacent businesses. -- Submitted Photo resident of Downey, Califor- began a practice in pediatrics Woodville and William Ster- nia, will be held at St. Joseph in Houston and later moved lingTharp of Centreville; two Catholic Church in Woodville to Longview. After over 40 grandchildren; three great- at 11 a.m. on Friday, Febm- years as a pediatrician, Dr. grandchildren; two sisters, ary 13, 2015. Tharp opened a successful Jo Tharp House of Houston Visitation ll be held at Allergy Clinic in Longview, and Charlotte Tharp Smith the church on Friday from retiring in 2002. of San Antonio; and numer- 10 a.m. until the time of the Dr. Tharp is preceded in ous nieces and nephews. service at 11 a.m. death by his wife, Mary Lee A funeral service was A complete obituary will Tharp; one son, Jonathan; held at Welch Funeral Home appear in next week's issue two sisters, Eula Mae Baugh Chapel, 4619 Judson Road, of this newspaper, of Houston and Evelyn St- Longview, on Saturday, Feb- mons of San Antonio, Texas; ruary 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m W. B. Tharp, M.D. and a brother, Ralph Ster- with Dr. David English of- ling Tharp. ficiating, followed by burial Dr. Warren Baylor Tharp He is survived by two at Tyler Memorial Park at of Longview, Texas, died on sons, Warren Terry Tharp of 3:30 p.m. January 30, 2015, after a long illness. He was born on March 10, 1922, thesonof CLASSIFIED ADS the late Rev. R. H. and Edna Tharp. He attended Lamar High School (Houston, Tex- as) and graduated from his WORK! namesake Baylor University ifi 1943. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946 Costs 0nly $12 per week! where he obtained his M.D. from Tulane Medical School and did his residency inpe- CALL 601-888-4293 diatrics at Pediatrics Medi- cine Center, New Orleans. In 1951 hewas an officerin BY NOON ON FRIDAY the u.s. Army until 1953. He I CUnited ountry Gibson Really and Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational www.gibsonrealtyms.com Slade Priest, Melssa Field, S{0tl Lindsey, REALTOR REALTOR REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-888-0094 601-467-7070 601-248-3561 Field Memorial HosI)it;d & "-'" " t_00lllllC S Gloster, MS (601)225-4711 James Leak, M.D. Lesa Whitehead, NP-C FMCH Gloster Clinic provides a full range of medical services including, minor procedures and laboratory. 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