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Page 4 I---c'--- Is.o,o New, by Bernell McGehee The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 12, 2015 2014-2015 WCCA Basketball Teams \\; determine there are 80 modern day TMS wells that have been or are being drilled on the east side of the Mississippi River. Of these, 62 are currently produc- ing and 3 will never produce. The remaining 15 are in pre- production status. I was also reminded that very few businesses in the area have geared up to capture the income from drilling, fracking, completing and servicing TMS wells. The downturn in oil pric- es hasn't had a strong negative impact on our area because we aren't heavily invested in its Success. In a related matter, per- haps the most important thing I gleaned from this adventure came from a conversation with a company employee on one of the sites. This person was qui- etly confident the TMS would be a success once oil prices returned, but other oil plays, such as Eagle Ford, are better able to weather the current storm because infrastructure is already in place to help keep costs low. The  has not matured, yet. Obviously, rve just hit upon both sides of the same issue. We don't benefit locally without infrastructure and, in fact, may find the TMS won't survive without it. But, likewise, we aren't severely impacted when the drilling stops. Personally, I would love to see am compa- nies and govermnents got fully geared up to take advantago of the upcoming TMS boom, but, no doubt, risks are involved. For now, allow me to re- port early results from a couple of wells. The Halcon George Martens, et. al. #2H aver- aged 563 barrels per day in its first 47 days of production. This is among the lowest levels of initial production reported in recent months. This well is among the furthest west wells drilled, being just south of Woodlle. Comstock CMR Foster Creek 28-40 #1H, located fur- ther north than any other TMS well to-date, reported an aver- age of 530 barrels per day in its first 16 days of production. This isn't a long enough flow back period to determine just how good this well is, but these early results aren't encourag- ing. Focusing back on pre-pro- ducrion wells in the TMS. Here is the latest available informa- tion. Drilling or Moving on: Amite, Encana Reese 16H-1 and Encana McIntosh 15H- 1; Tangipahoa, Goodrich B- Nez 43H-1 and 2; Washing- ton, Goodrich Painter ETAL 5H-1. Fracturing or awaiting frac- tare: Wilkinson, Goodrich 8H- 1 and 2, Halcon Rogers 1H, Halcen Creek Cottage West #1H; Amite ch T. Lev- is 7-38H-1, Encana Longleaf 29H-1 and -2, Ertcana Lawson 25-13H-1; Tangipahoa Par- ish, Goodrich Kinchen 58H- 1, Halcen Franklin Post Prop H-1. Flowing back: Wilkinson, Sanchez Morris #2H; Amite, Encana Mathis 29-17H-1, En- cana Ash 13-1 and 2; Tan- gipahoa. Kent 41H-1. Provide feedback for this column to bernellmcgehee@ gmail.com. I had a nice visit last week with Martin Seiwert, U.S. cor- respondent with Wirtsehal Woche, the leading business weekly magazine in Germany. Mr. Seiwert was assigned the task of reporting on the effects of low oil prices on oil shale plays in the United States. He considered going to the Bakken play in North Dako- ta, but beth travel costs and weather challenges of the Bak- ken pointed him in the direc- tion of the less expensive and warmer South and he opted to visit the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. We spent time together Thursday evening and some more time together Friday. I took Mr. Seiwert to Encana drilling, fracking and produc- tion sites. We looked at maps, talked to various people and dined on what he described as the best fried catfish he had ever experienced. I pointed him in the direction of online infor- marion sources and gave him some contacts to help with his story. Perhaps Ill have an oppor- tunity to see the arricle when he's finished, though I may need an interpreter.., my Ger- man is'a bit rusty. Honestly, I likely got more from my time with Mr. Seiwert than he did. The visit forced me to review what I knew about the play and conversations with others during our visit helped clarify some things for me about the TMS. For example, I helped him WCCA JV LADY RAMS -- Standing, left to right: Morgan Gardner, Alexis June, Leslie Ashley, Haley Grace Wil- liams and Head Coach Jesse Toney. Kneeling left to right are Caroline Ford, Bailey Devers, Maggie Cavin, In- dyia Ford and Caitlin Reed. -- WCCA Photo THE FAR CORNER- Ft. Adams & Lake Mary by Rhonda M. Quirk Property taxes revenue will soon be made available to the BOS. I am hoping that we will see some improvements to the Lake Mary and Fort Adams community roads. I an not confident that this can hap- pen because of debt incurred for the 'hew motor grader." I ]palIyqn't expect many im- prevements to be made by the ecoa&tict. ,However, once the audits are complete, I be- lieve the County Administra- tor, Bruce Lewis, will find state funding to reconstruct many of our roads. Not very long ago, folks down the river from us were campaigning to "Save False River' located in New Roads, LA. Baton Rouge news chan- nels focused on the economic impact that the river has on the folks in Pointe Coupe Par- ish. Louisiana offidals reacted quickly to resolve the issue and keep the tax monies flowing into the parish_ New Roads has many restaurants, hotels and bed and b that depend on False River to support the local economy. Lake Mary and and Fort Adams have the same great potential as New Roads. Our area doesn't have much to offer folks in the way of hotels and restaurants. Overnight ac- commodations are available at Lake Mary Cottages and pizza and burgers are served in the local cotmtry stores. The lack of cell phone service has a major deterrent for tourists. However, on Monday, demoli- tion began on the old car wash located at Sportsman's Stop in order to build the new C Spire cell tower. Progressien is slew but I am hoping thatin time and with proper leadership, Lake Mary and Fort Adams will become an ideal retreat location. A couple of weeks ago I had a rather bad day at the re- sale shop. It had been cold and rainy all day and not many folks were venturing out of their warm dry camps. Traf- fic on Lake Mary Road had halted. I used the day to stock grocery shelves and repair a few resale items. By dosing time I was more than ready to head out to  I_even. The road work on Jackson Point Road had just been completed and I was a bit anxious to try it after so much rain. As soon as I backed out on Lake Mary Road, the truck tires began to vibrate a little. I really couldn't tell if I was having a flat or if it was the washboard road making the vibrations. Good thing Highway 24 is less than a quarter mile away because as soon as I hit the black top, I knew I was definitely having a flat. My first thought was would my phone work or would I have to walk in the cold and rain to Sportmans Stop. Before I could got out of the truck, folks started showing up from out of the blue to see if they could help, and pretty soon it looked like we were having a parade. A stranger in a red truck used an air pump provided by An- nette and Bubba Wilson to air up the tire. Folks were pulling over and stopping in the high- way, so Fred ,McGee directed ffic, That cold wet evening as I stood on Highway sur- rounded by friends and strang- ers, I thought about Dorothy in the VClzard of Oz, clicking her ruby, red slippers togother and chanting 'here's no place like home." In my case, I tapped my cowboy boots on the icy, cold, slick, black top and gave thanks for all the folks who make my home, The Far Cor- ner, such a special place. Once the tire was inflated, I drove to Kirk Smith's Shop and he and Stewart plugged the tire. While driving along the riverbank and watching the moon glisten off the mighty Mississippi, the anxiety of driving down the now mud- dy, reconstructed Jackson Point Road soon disappeared and the dismal day's events were replaced by a beautiful, blessed evening. WCCA VARSITY LADY RAMS -- Standing, left to right: Indyia Ford, Caroline Ford, Morgan Gardner, Head Coach Jesse Toney, Alex June and Bai- ley Devers. Kneeling, middle row, left WCCA VARSITY JV RAMS -- Stand- ing, left to right: Coach Josh Fortier, Tal Redhead, Demario Weathersby, Mark Doucet, Brady Smith and Coach to right: Anya Davis, Carmen Cavin and Jamie Lewis. Kneeling, front row, left to right: Tamera Bateaste, Mary Kathryn Doucet, Mary Claire McGraw and Rebecca Olive. -- WCCA Photo Jesse Toney. Kneeling, left to right: Louis Doucet, Hunter Gaines, RJ Fish- er, Thomas Vannoy and Ben Sessions. -- WCCA Photo WCCA Bitty Basketball Rams Dominate, Lady Rams Fall The WCCA Rams Bitty Basketball teams played well on Saturday Janu- ary 31, 2015, by winning both of their games. The Lady Rams would sum- ble, however, in their games with one game being a heartbreaking overtime loss. The first Ram team to play on the day was the Foster Insurance Agency 5/6th grade boys team who faced the Cathedral Biscuits & Blues Team. The smooth shooting R. J. Fisher gave Cathe- dral too many blues and not enough biscuits as he would pour in nine points leading the Rams to a 15 to 9 victory. John Foster Orgeron scored four for the Rams, and Andrew Sessions round- ed out the scoring with two. 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Jack Orgeron pumped in five points, and Nathan Mudd and Gary Veal each contrib- uted four points for the victorious Rams. The Rams record now stands at 2-0. The next hopeful victim for the Rams will be the tough Cathedral GRI team on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at ACCS. The 3/4th grade girls United Mississippi Bank team lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Cathe- dral McDonough team by the score of 10-8. The Lady Rams are starting to figure out the game, showing some promis- ing signs from all the players who have played very little basketball. Leading the Lady Rams in scoring was the al- ways tenacious Ada Ashley with four points WCCA VARSITY RAMS -- Standing, left to right: Coach Josh Fortier, Colton Nettles, Shawn Perry, Joshua Leger, Charles Thomas Smith, Caleb Poole and Coach Jesse Toney. Kneeling, left to right Trey Harrison, Brayden Pass- inger, Hutch Holden, Hayden Patter- son, Nicholas Lanehart, Cole Gardner and Bennett Vannoy. -- WCCA Photo followed by Ava Randall and Chloe Johansson with two points each. The Lady Rams fell to 0-2 on the season. The next game for the Lady Rams was against Ca- thedral's Sports Center team at ACCS on Febru- ary 7, 2015, at 1:20 p.m. The 5/6th grade girls Treppendahl's Super Foods team ran into the "no way these girls are in elementary" Cathe- dral Ready Decks team. Giving up approximate- ly a foot per player the Lady Rams would suc- cumb by a score of 20 to 0. The Lady Rams fall to 1-2 on the season and faced Delta Charter on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at Trinity. ter much response for the The other Lady Ram abrasive Green Wave as 5/6th grade team, the they fell by a score of 12 Concordia Bank & Trust to 4. Leading the way for Lad. y Rams, fared better the Rams was Emily Ses- but were also out manned sions with four points. by the Cathedral Gang The Lady Rams fell to Green team. One would 1-1 on the season. The think that Cathedral next action for the lady must feed their girls fer- Rams was Saturday, Feb- tilizer in the cafeteria to ruary 7, 2015, at 10:40 grow them so large. The a.m. at Trinity against Lady Rams couldn't mus- the fast ACCS team. CONCORDIA METAL!NC, OPEN MONDAY. FRIDAY 7:30 A.M.. 4i30 P,M. Aluminum:o :Cans Copper  Brass * Junk Cars F00RAv - V,D^t.,:A Hwv "(_ "" (._ 318/336-5;218 , - "J" f -  t 800-722-6,264