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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February22, 2018 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis Publisher/Editor Lift R. Lewis Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is l published weekly on Thursdays Subscriptions: $30 00 per year in Wilkinson County, $32.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & n M ss and $34.00 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, Woody e, MS 39669-0696 A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Former Pastor of Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me." Matthew 16:24 (NKJV) As I write this on Ash Wednes- day morning I'm reminded that t ,hi,'s is the beginning of "Lent, a term perhaps lost on many Christians but~ one that means a season of fasting before Easter. The Lenten season lasts for forty days (not counting Sundays) until Easter Sun- day. Many look upon this as a time of denial and it is, to a degree, about refusing yourself "things" in order to better know and worship Jesus Christ. It is much more though, we look to Jesus' words above to find the true substance of what this season is about, "take up his cross and follow Me" is straightforward, or so it seems until we try to define our cross. You, like me I'm sure, have heard others say (and perhaps you've said it as well) this disease or situation is "just my cross to bear," it sounds good to say that we suffer and equate this to our cross. It sounds good but it is terribly wrong, our infirmities, sicknesses, injuries, or any other situ- ation in life may indeed be tragic but it is not our cross to bear. To better understand what our cross is we must again listen to Jesus' words in Matthew 26:39, and 42, "0 My Father, if it is pos- sible, let this cup pass from Me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." We hear a fully human Jesus praying that the cross be removed from His future, that He not have to suf- fer the crucifixion, and yet He closes His prayer with these words, "nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will " My friends we see here the heart and soul of Christianity revealed in Jesus' prayer in vs 42, "Your will be done." Jesus cross was first and fore- most the crucifixion of His own will in surrender to His Father's will. Without this surrender of will there could be no Calvary, no Christ on the "Old Rugged Cross," there would have been no opportunity for for- giveness or the resurrection from the dead into Heaven. The war for the souls of hu- manity was fought, not on Calvary's hill, it was fought in three battles by an ago- nizing Christ on His face in the Garden of Gethsemane where He surrendered His will to the will of God. That is precisely what our cross is, the surrender of our will to God's will. The Lenten season is a time of reflection on that process (even Jesus prayed three thnes), are we sur- rendered to His will? Jesus said we must. Feb. 20, 2018 Dear Editor: I'm writing you in regard to a letter sent last week from a fellow over Perry- town way. He said he was in shock after reading the report of the Board Of Su- pervisors meeting when I talked about bridge clo- sures. Well for that narrow mind that is true! The one bridge that disgusts me most is on Perrytown Road We had to post it closed again Monday of this past week for the Fourth Time! I'm trying hard to main- tain the closure for hope- ful funding. The two bridge replacements on Crooked Creek and the other on Tur- key Creek were all request- ed about the same time The bridge on Perrytown we closed over and over again was part of the package! It took the County Adminis- trator over a year to obtain all of the rights-of-way re- quired for that project in particular. I've been told by an engineer the estimated cost is over $600,000 00, that includes a quarter mile of diversion lane with traf- fic control and a temporary cross over that has to meet State Aid requirements Some around October Mr. Marlow got an E-mail from David Barrett with the Federal Group that was hired to inspect all of the county's bridges saying the closure on "Perrytown had been rejected." Mr. Mar- low forwarded it to me. We jumped to go redeem the closure! It lasted two days! Someone destroyed ev- erything we did. I did get pictures and talked with Mr. Barrett and he told me that he would reinstate the closure Again and again we have to check on this, if they reject it again, the.project will be over in a barrel with the rest of the bridges that are not closed yet. This is critical to all of the Bridges that the supervisors have been ordered to dose: it's expensive, time consum- ing and mandatory. So if you have a bridge in your neigh- borhood "dosed" please don't desecrate the barricades The bridge project will not be funded if it is not properly closed! Please understand this and pass the word. I hope this helps for some understanding about what the supervisors are facing. These bridges are close to 100 years old. They need replacing. Maybe the Federal Gov- ernment will come up with the infrastructure legisla- ture soon. I've heard a cou- ple of proposals but nothing conclusive toward the FY 2018 Budget Thank you Mr. Editor, you're doing a fine job! Yours truly /s/Jennings (Jenn) Nettles February 18, 2018 Dear Mr. Editor: That there piect~ of equip- ment what you had on the front page of last week's pa- per shore looks dangerous to me. Them blades hang- ing down from a helicopter shore looks like they would be hard to control. I reckon, though, the roads being so bad in our county shore makes it hard for Southwest Electric to get out to places to trim power lines, so they bout have to get to 'era from the air. Speakin' of roads and such, sister Sadie lives over towards Crosby. She say she had cause to drive the other day on the Tom Crum Road. She say there is a nice concrete bridge on that road, but fer some rea- son one side of it is closed. I think there might be a bright spot to our road and bridge situation. I heard tell the state legislature might be gain' to raise the speed limit to 75. Iffen they do that, maybe we can open up them closed wooden bridges and drive over them fast en- uff to get to the other side before they fall ip. Yours truly, Aunt Blabby From Beaver Creek ; ii ii i:iiI Elsie Clark Allums Elsie Clark Allures of Win- ter Park, Florida, passed away February 7, 2018, after a short illness. She was born September 20, 1925, to Mary S. Clark and Robert Wilson Clark. She graduated from Dmughn's Business School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She then worked for Gulf States Utilities. In November, 1947, Elsie married Marvin Miller Allures in Gloster. She trav- eUed extensively with Marvin during his many tours of duty overseas with the U.S. Army. She enjoyed her role as a mili- tary wife and was a member of Ladies of the Ribbon and the Retired Officers Wives Club serving as their treasurer for several years Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin, and her sister, Gloria Cox (Arthur). Elsie is survived by her sons, Marvin, Jr (Dawn), and Grady, (Lori); two grand- sons, Matthew and Brandon; a sister, Robbie Clark (Gene Waiters); a sister-in-law, Bobbie Bell; and several nieces and nephews A visitation was held at 5 p.m. on February 16, 2018, at Baldwin-Fairchild Funer- al Home, Goldenrod Chapel, 7520 Aloma Ave Winter Park, Fib. Burial will be at Arling- ton National Cemetery at a later date. CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN MISSISSIPPI -- Mississippi has joined 23 other states, three Cana- dian provinces and two other for- eign countries with positive cases of chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious and fatal illness in deer. This infected Kansas deer may be in the disease's final stages. -- Photo by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism/Michael Hopper Chronic Wasting Disease- Health Recommendations The Mississippi State De- partment of Health (MSDH) is working with the Missis- sippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (DWFP) in response to the first con- firmed case of Chronic Wast- ing Disease (CWD) in a white- tailed deer in Mississippi. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer faT, fly. It is shnfiar to "mad cow" disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep, and is 100 percent fatal to the ani- mal. The' disease has not been known to cause infection in humans, and the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion (CDCJ has never report- ed a case of CWD in people. However, MSDH State Epide- miologist Dr. Paul Byers says certain precautions are still important to prevent possible infection. '~hile there has never been a reported case of CWD in people, if it could spread to humans it would likely come from eating an infected ani- mal, like an infected deer," he said. As a precaution, the CDC now recommends that hunt- ers harvesting deer from areas with reported CWD should strongly consider hav- ing those animals tested be- fore eating the meat Howev- er, CWD cannot be positively detected in muscle tissue such as processed meat. "Since there is no test that can safely role out CWD in- fection in processed meat, MSDH is recommending hm tem c nsider not eating venison from deer harvested in an area with known CWD, said Dr. Byers. To be as safe as possible and to prevent any potential haman exposure to CWD, the following precautions are rec- ommended: Out of an abundance of caution, the Mississippi State Department of Health recom- mends that hunters consider not eating venison from deer harvested within the CWD Management Zone as defined by the Mississippi Depart- ment of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Do not shoot, handle or eat meat from a deer that ap- pears sick. Wear latex or rubber gloves when field dressing your: deer. Bone out the meat 'from your animal. Don't :saw through bone, and avoid cut- ting through the brain or spi- nal cord (backbone). Minimize the handling of brain and spinal tissues. Wash hands and instru- ments thoroughly after field dressing is completed. Avoid consuming brain, spi- nal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes of harvested animals. (Normal field dress- ing coupled with boning out a carcass will remove most, if not all, of these body parts. Cutting away all fatty tissue will remove remaining lymph nodes.) Avoid consuming the meat from any animal that. tests positive for the disease If you have your deer com- mercially processed, request that your animal is processed individually, without meat from other animals being added to meat from your ani- mal. Follow MSDH by e- mail and social media at On 4 (Continued from Page 1) The board voted unani- mously to give their approv- al to the Special Services Policies and Handbook as presented. The matter was approved without discus- sion. Financial consultant Larry Day appeared before the board to ask the board to consider hiring Daylight Capital Advisors to help the district apply for a new bond to replace the soon- expiring 1988 Limited Par- ticipation Bond. "I want to help the dis- trict take the money being spent for the current bond and take out another bond," said Day. After a short discussion Board Pres. Boyd stated, "Before we make a decision on this important matter, we want to check you out first to make sure you will be the right person for us." The board approved a motion for a resolution com- mending former county school district employee Amanda Screws who died recently. She served the district for a total of 24 years. The resolution will commend her for her long, faithful service to the stu- Natural Science Museum To Host Annual Fossil Show Fossil enthusiasts are invited to pack up their fos- sil discoveries and head to MDWFP's Mississippi Mu- seum of Natural Science for the 15th Annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors will get expert opinions from scientists and other experts about the ages and identities of their fossils "Go through your rock boxes and challenge us with your prehistoric oddi- ties," says George Phillips, paleontology curator "Who knows what might turn up?" Fossil Collection: In ad- dition to getting their fos- sfls identified, visitors can also explore the museum's fossil collection Highlights include the teeth of some of the largest shark spe- cies that ever lived, a giant ground sloth, an articulated fossil horse foot, fossil cor- als, seashells, sand dollars, squid-like ammonites and various other extinct organ- isms that once lived in Mis- sissippi. Fossil Education: Visitors can learn about tiny fossils from micropaleontologist Dr. Mark Puckett, see a fossil cleaning demonstration us- ing pneumatic tools, and ex- plore collector displays from school, agency and organiza- tional booths. Fossil Fun: Younger visi- tors can dig for fossils, cre- ate fossil art, and partici- pate in a fossil scavenger hunt! Painted Faces will be on hand with creative designs (face painting is in addition to museum admis- sion). Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will earn the FRS patch. The event is included in the regular museum admis- sion fee of $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for senior citizens ages 60 and up. Museum Members are free with current mem- bership. Natchez Salvage & Parts, Inc. Why bay new when used wii[ do? USED AUTO & TRUCK PARTS lhy Here! Pay Here! USED AUTOS 601-442-3626 or Toll Free 1-800-759-0631 dents of Wilkinson County." The board unanimous- ly approved a long list of equipment and other items for deletion from the dis- trict's fixed assets, approved two resignation requests and two hires. The board went into executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss whether or not to approve Supt. Jackson's list of recommendations for hires for administrators, project directors and cen- tral office employees. No information was made available on action taken on these closed door matters. The next regular meet- ing of the Wilkinson County Board of Education will take place at 5 p.m. at the central office building on Main Street in Woodville on Wednesday, March 14. EDNA J. MURRAY BROKER ASSOCIATE Paul Green & Associates Licensed in MS & LA Call 601-807-2245 edna TRAVIS MURRAY REALTOR/APPRAISER Paul Green & Associates Licensed in MS & LA Call 601-807-0490 Buying or Selling? Call Us! List with me and get three!! Your listings will be in Baton Rouge MLS, Natchez MLS & Southwest MLS giving your listing triple exposure to the real estate market! Professional Standards Committee Member MississippiAssociation of Realtors Paul Green Branch Office I live