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February 22, 2018

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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 22, 2018 : i~::,' : . Page THE FAR CORNER Ft. Adams & Lake Mary by Rhonda Quirk SERVES AS LEGISLATIVE PAGE -- Jonathan Rosso of Natchez served as a Page for the Mississippi House of Representatives for the week of Feb- ruary 12. Pictured above, from left to right, are as follows: State Repre- sentative Sam Mims, Jonathan Rosso and Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Rosso is the son of Jen- nifer and Dave Rosso of Natchez and formerly of Woodville -- Submitted Photo PLACES IN STATE DAR CONTEST state DAR members at the annual -- Wilkinson County Christian convention. Sessions' paper won Academy student Andrew Sessions, him third place honors. -- WCCA center, is shown flanked by two Photo Irwin Russell Club February Meeting Enjoyed Feb. 15 At Rosenblatt Home Mississippi's unpredict- able weather was evident on Thursday, February 15, with mosquitoes buzzing and the temperature hit- ting 79 degrees, at least that is what it was like in Pinckneyville. Members of the Irwin Russell Club were greeted by their hostess, Mrs. Tom Rosenblatt, on her newly completed, deep screened porch, and ush- ered into the delightfully air conditioned living room of her home where a vase of camellias from her garden accented the side table. Program Chairman Mrs. Prentiss Ferguson related how her neighbor, a retired librarian, always keeps her supplied with good books. She told about a book of fiction that she found to be very sweet, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. This is an interesting story about three individu- als who each lose the true love of their life, only to find an unlikely second chance at love. This book reinforces the importance of the un- derstanding and forgive- ness of fellow human beings and illustrates how each individual through kind- ness and generosity of spirit has the power to make the world a better place. After the program, the la- dies moved into the dining room which overlooks the Mississippi River bottom lands. A party plate featur- ing cream of mushroom and risotto soup, fresh fruit salad and homemade brownies topped with whipped cream was served. Centering the ta- ble were pretty white tulips. Following refreshments, Mrs. Rosenblatt, who serves as the Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street Man- ager, invited her guests to view the film created by Tim Allison and Brian Ut- ley from the Mississippi State University Extension Office of Agricultural Com- munications to promote this area in conjunction with Mississippi's recent bi- centennial. Funding for the film was made possible by a Mississippi Humanities Council grant with match- ing funds provided by the Main Street Association. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 15, at three-thirty with Mrs. Randy Clark as hostess and Mrs. Alex Kirkland as program chairman. -- Club Reporter Marti Longmire Named To Fall 2017 Dean's List At Mississippi College Marti Longmire of Cros- by has been named to the fall 2017 Dean's List at Mississippi College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average, based on a 4.0 sys- Lewis Agency, Inc. Serving Woodville and Wilkinson County Since 1920 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ?ilili!! ill !!iiiii,iL i !iii i!i i !il ' ii i iii i? i $N;: il Auto Home * Mobile Homes * Motorcycles ATVs Motor Homes Travel Trailers ) Churches * Commercial I roperty & Liability Annuities * lime Health Andy d. Lewis -- Agent 425 Depot Street P.O. Box 696 Woodville, MS 39669 Call: 601-888-6151 tem. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of un- dergraduate credit with all academic courses impacting their grade point average. Mississippi College, af- filiated with the Missis- sippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co:educational, Christian university of lib- eral arts and sciences serv- ing more than wwb,100 students, from 40 states and more than three dozen countries. Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Mississippi, the largest private university in the state and America's second oldest Baptist col- lege. Mississippi College is home to 84 areas of under- graduate study. First, I would like to com- mend Lili Lewis for voicing a long overdue message at the Woodville Board meet- ing. The Town of Woodville has so much potential, but laws and ordinances have to be enforced in order for it to reach its potential. In addition to the garbage, public urination and pro- fane language, I would like to add panhandling. It is against the law, yet just about everywhere you go in town, someone is beg- ging for money. It frightens tourists and citizens. Yes, I do know this for a fact. Many people will not shop in Woodville after dark be- cause of the panhandling and the above mentioned problems. This is unaccept- able. I would also like to com- mend Wayne Johnson for his (Dear Editor Letter). Some folks think I like to fuss and criticize our local government too much. Well, I beg to differ. The incom- petency of our government has ruined The Far Corner, and it also cost my fam- ily in more than just mon- etary ways. We have to buy vehicles with four wheel drive and spend money on endless repairs due to road conditions, but the part that really ticks me off is the amount of time and money this farm spends on the county road. My husband, Mike, has worked on this farm for over 20 years with- out a motor grader, but this past year the farm bought a used motor grader. It was either buy it and grade the road yourself or forget trav- eling Jackson Point :Road, even in a 4-wheel drive. I don't want to hear the county grader can't cross the Buffalo Bridge, the sec- ond district hasn't graded past that bridge in at least four years. Mike borrowed or used farm equipment to do the best he could for the past four years. Now Mike has a full time job, so he has spent many evenings work- ing the county road, in ad- dition to his regular work day. All volunteer work of course, no reimbursement from the county. No, they are too financially stressed. Well if the elected officials hadn't fooled around and lost the FEMA monies allot- ted for Fort Adams, Jackson Point Road and Lake Mary Road after the Mississippi River's record flood of 2011, then I might not be so nega- tive all the time. We lost over $400,000.00. Jackson Point ended up with around $76,000.00, and that was only after Bruce Lewis be- came the county adminis- trator and found that much of it. Mike and Ross McGee volunteered to do the most of the work and use their equipment or we would have lost the $76,000.00. Yes I do get frustrated because nothing in this county is functioning as it should. It is embarrassing that people have to go to board meetings to report public urination and pro- fane language. Yes, I find it appalling that the tax- payers have to pay over $10,000.00 for fines that are a direct result of em- ployee neglect. It is not just our roads and bridges that are falling apart. I will say it again, "We are the people, and it is our responsibility to see that our public offi- cials competently serve the public." Greenhouse Tomato Course Set At Eagle Ridge Conference Center Greenhouse tomato grow- ers and Other interested individuals are invited to attend the 28th annual Mississippi Greenhouse To- mato Short Course March 6-7. Experts with the Missis- sippi State University Ex- tension Service and Auburn University will present the latest production informa- tion. Experienced growers and industry professionals from around the U.S. also will speak. The short course will be at the Eagle Ridge Confer- ence Center, located at 1500 Raymond Lake Road in Raymond. The internationally rec- ognized event teaches both production and business aspects of growing green- house tomatoes. It attracts participants from the U.S:, Canada, Mexico, the Carib- bean and Latin America. Topics include budgets tion includes coffee, refresh- for greenhouse growers,ments, lunches, Extension components of the green- publications, and a Green- house system, greenhouse house Tomato Short Course design and engineering,cap. and using social media for Advance exhibitor reg- business marketing. A pest istration is $375 and must management workshop will be received by February 20. cover physiological disor- Exhibitors also can register ders, pest management, online. diagnosing plant problems, Participants and exhibitors and plant disease identifi- can register on the Green- cation and control, house Tomato Short Course Participants also will website or print a marl-in reg- tour a local, diversified istration form at htt~Y/ereen- greenhouse vegetable busi- ness that produces toma- For more information, toes, cucumbers and lettuce, visit the Greenhouse To- Exhibitors from across mato Short Course website the U.S. will display and or contact Rick Snyder at demonstrate their products, Advance short course reg- or 601-892-3731. Missis- istration is $200 per person sippi growers can contact and must be received bytheir local MSU Extension February 20. Registration Service office. Follow the at the door is $225. Credit Greenhouse Tomato Short cards can be Usedfor online: Course on Facebook at i:e'gi~fr'atioh" ;but ~ are not ~C"- ~ cepted at the door. Registra- houseTomatoShortCours~/. Type Of Guest Determines The Extent Of Landowner's Liability When you invite guests to your private property for outdoor recreation, there are several ways to reduce potential liability concerns that could arise. First, your duty as a landowner depends on the status of the visitor who is on your property. A land- owner owes no duty to tres- passers other than not to intentionally harm them. Anyone who experi- ences recurring problems with someone who know- ingly trespasses should take a photograph of the trespasser's vehicle li- cense plate and notify the local sheriff's department for assistance in the mat- ter. Consult an attorney about drafting a letter to a known trespasser. Notify people in writing that they should not be on your property and that you intend to pursue legal action if they continue to enter your land. In most cases, this action should help eliminate problems with land trespass. Once a trespasser is notified, higher legal penalties and fines can result. practical sense to post your land to notify oth- ers of property boundar- ies. Posting can alleviate problems with individu- als who wander onto your property unintentionally. Likewise, you owe no special duty of care to vis- itors who have received permission to be on your property if you are not receiving compensation or some other benefit in return. In this case, it is wise to warn visitors of any known hazards on the property, but you owe them no duty as to their safety. For example, if a landowner gives permis- sion for a neighbor to go fishing, it would be wise to warn the visitor about your watch dog at the pond-side cabin. However, if you charge a fee, such as in a hunt- ing lease arrangement, the guest is elevated to a Warn them about haz- ards that are not obvious. Document the removal of hazards and safety con- siderations on the prop- erty. As a condition of be- ing allowed to access the property, require lessees to sign a written notifica- tion that they understand communicated safety is- sues. Require insurance where the landowner is listed as an additional in- sured party on the policy. When leasing property for recreation, include these safety consider- ations. A well-written lease should describe in- tended recreational ac- tivities allowed on the property, provide a legal description of the proper- ty involved, outline pay- ment terms, list specified time periods for land ac- cess and detail other con- ditions of the lease. Landowners can elimi- business invitee and en-nate many problems if titled to a higher duty of they make safety a prior- care. Landowners are re-ity for guests. quired to make the prop-For more information, erty "reasonably" safe, go to http://www.natur- but not "perfectly" safe. Do what a prudent per- Our Natural Resource son would do to make theEnterprises landowner In Mississippi, there property safe. workshops, which are is no legal requirementRemove all known haz- listed on the website, also to post your property, ards, if possible, to en- provide valuable informa- but it frequently makessure the safety of guests, tion. To add events call 601-888-4293 or email by noon Friday 18 24 24 25 25 25 25 28 FEBRUARY 1st & 3rd Oak Hill 1st Zion BC, Service Times/9 am; Bible Study Thurs./6:45 pm St. Luke BC, Youth States On Parade,Rev. Charles Bell, 6 pm Crosby Union BC/Wilk. Co. AMB Assoc, Installation Service of Rev. Calvin Jones, 3 pm Mt. Zion CME Church, Annual Around the Cock Program, 3 pm Bleakhouse BC, Deacon Anniversary, Rev. Reginald L. Jackson, at noon Nathaniel BC, Youth Black History Program, Guests/Pastor Anthony Patterson + Church, 11 am Mt. Pleasant MBC, Black History Program, Chaplain Roscoe Barnes Ill/Guest Speaker, 3 pm Community Bible Study, Old Post Office, Lite Refresl~ments, Pastor LeReginald Jones, 6 pm MARCH 1st & 3rd Oak Hill 1st Zion BC, Service Times/9 am; Bible Study Thurs./6:45 pm 7 Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm 7 AA Meeting, St. Paul's Parish Hall, Call 601-493-7636, 6 pm - 7 pm 10 Kingsford BC, Deacon & Usher Anniversary, Guests/Rev. Londia Weatherspoon + Choir, 3 pm 10 Kingsford BC Family, Deacon & Usher Program, Pastor Allen Handy, 3 pm 11 St. Matthew BC #1, Christian @ The Clock Program, Pastor William Wells, 3 pm 12 TRIAD-S.A.LT Meeting, Sheriff's Office, Hwy. 61 S 10 am $25 To $300 NOT A FINANCE COMPANY : ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL No Credit Check Same Day Service