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....... ~ k Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 5, 2015 THE FAR CORNER Ft. Adams & Lake Mary ports News WCCA 2015 Track April 02, Tensas**, Home, Schedule 4:0o/6:oo, v/v 07, Franklin**, Away, The following 2015 track 4:00/6:00, JV/V schedule for Wilkinson 10, Franklin**, Home, County Christian Academy varsity and junior varsity 4:00/6:00, JV/V participants is being released 13, Delta Charter, Away, by school officials. 4:30/6:00, JV/V March 5th @ Silliman; 17, Delta Charter, Home, March 19th @ Silliman; 4:30/6:00, JV/V March 26th @ Centre~lle; Playoffs start on the April 2nd @ Centre~le; week of April 20 April 14th JV District @ **Denotes District Tallulah; Games April 16th Varsity Dis-DH Denotes Double- trict @ Tallulah; header April 22nd South State Field Events @ Silliman; April 25th South State Running Event @ Silliman; May 1st State Field 2015WCCA Events @ Jackson Academy; Varsity Tennis 2nd State Running Events @ Jackson Prep. Schedule Officials at Wilkinson WCCA Baseball County Christian Academy have released the following 2015 Schedule schedule for the varsity and junior varsity tennis team. Officials at WCCA re- Junior varsity may play at leased the 2015 Baseball some of the varsity matches. - Schedule as follows: VARSITY March March 11, ACCS/Silllman 03, Centrevflle, Home, @ Duncan Park, 3 p.m. March 18, Franklin @ 4:30/6:30, JVN Trinity, 4 p.m. 06, Acadiana, Home, March 23, Tallulah @ Vi- 4:30/6:30, V/DH dalia, 3:30 p.m. 07, Acadiana, Away, 1:00 March 25, ACCS @ Dun- /3:00, JV/V can Park, 3:00 p.m. 10, Bowling Green, March 31, Tensas @ Vida- Away, 4:00/6:30, JV/V lia, 3:30 p.m. 13, CHEF, Home, 4:00 & April 1, Trinity @ Trinity, 6:00, JV/V 3:00 p.m. 14, Bowling Green, April 13 ACCS @ Duncan Home, 2:00/4:30, JV/V Park, 3 p.m. April 20, Tallulah @ 16, Centreville, Away, Vicksburg, 3:30 p.m. 4:30/6:30, JV/V April 21, Trinity @ Trin- 17, Trinity**, Home, ity, 3 p.m. 4:00/6:00, JV/V April 28 & 30, South A 20, ~ty**, Home, State @ Duncan Park, TBA 4i00/6:00, JV/V May 6, State @ Jackson, 23, Tallulah**, Home, TBA 5:00/7:00, JV/V JUNIOR VARSITY March 12, Delta Charter 24, Tallulah**, Away, @ Vidalia, 3:30 p.m. 4:00/6:00, JV/V i ............... ,,, March 17, Concordia Par- 26, Bans Ford, ~Iome, ish Academy @ Vidalia, 3 4:30/6:30, JVN p.m. 30, ACCS, Away, March 23, Delta Charter 4:30/6:30, JV/V @ Vidalia, 3:30 p.m. 31, Tensas**: Away, April 20, Delta Charter @ 3:00/5:00 JVN Vidalia, 3:30 p.m. CONCORDIA METAL!NC, OPEN MONDAY . FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Ahminum' Cans Copper Cars FERR~AY - VIDAUA. HwY 318/336- 5218 t, 800- 722= 6264 TOkSELL YOUR HARDWOOOLOG ICALL , Co. Town of Crosby SPECIAL ELECTION 28 MARCH 2015 Alderman Vacancy If interested in running for vacancy please contact the town clerk, Kenneth Shell, at 601- 639-4516 to pick up an application. Office is open Monday- Wednesday from 8 am-12 pro. All offers are subject to credit approval. Valid credit or debit card is required to subscribe. Offer is only valid to new subscribers for residential satellite IV service, by Rhonda M. Quirk A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jimmy Shea from New Iberia, Louisi- ana. He owns property on Lake Mary Road and Raccoon Road. However, like many property ownem, he has "donated" a substantial amount of money to repair a bridge on Raccoon Road. Unfortunately, this has become common practice in Wilkinson County. In order for Mr. Shea to get n e~ssary ma- terials to build a hunting lodge (potential property taxes for the county) across the bridge, he had to "donate" materials to repair it. I know the county budget is stressed, and with no state funding available be- cause of incomplete audits, this seems to be the only solution. I can't figure out how or why the State of Mississippi can allow taxpayers and residents to be subjected to this type of manip~ation. Folks all over the Second District have to pay property taxes and pay for repairs on county roads. Last year, I contacted the state auditoFs office, the governors office and any other office that would listen and tried to ex- plain our situation. Some were sympathetic, others were not. One lady at the governors of_ rice informed me that I got what I voted for, and it was left up to the voters to make a change in our county. I was so angry with her, but she was correct and probably tired of my daffy calls. I hope folks real- ize the sad shape our county is in and will make some changes this election year. Wilkinson County can't survive another four years without proper man- agement. I am not sure how the state can allow audits to remain incomplete for three years and make the taxpay- ers suffer the censequences by cutting state aid to the county. Taxpayers still have to pay taxes, but if you are an elected offidal, you don't have to do your job. It really burns me up that these very officials who have swoi-n to serve Wilkinson County are the majority of our finandal problems. Thursday I took a trip to Pike County, and as I passed through each little town (Woodville, Centreville, and Liberty) I noticed all the signs for R.V. hook ups and oil field job related accommodations. I couldn't help but think hew folks immediately sought for- tune from just the mere word OIL. As we all know the oil prices dropped and fortunes weren't made. I wish I could get folks that excited about the natural resources here in The Far Corner. In spite of the past neglect, there are so many opportunities here and our resources aren't going any- where. It is hard to get folks to invest because of the road con- ditions and many folks think the high water is also a draw back However, high water is not necessarily a deterrent for many folks who frequent Lake Mary and Fort Adams. Many folks come here during high water because catfish tend to bite better in the backwaters. Folks will boat to their camps or wherever they want to go. It is all part of the adventure of being in the wilderness. As far as our road situation, it is slowly improving and if folks realize the importance of elect- ing supervisors and other coun- ty officials that really want to improve Wilkinson County as a whole, and understand the potential tax reyenues that are derived from here, then not on- ly will The Far Corner prosper, but so will Wilkinson County. WALKER STURGEON ENDS CAREER AT OLE MISS --- Pictured above is Walker Sturgeon, No. 51, at right, holding the "Golden Egg" after the Ole Miss victory over Mississippi State on Novem- ber 29, 2014. Ole Miss later played in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 31, 2014, in which they were defeated by TCU. Sturgeon, a senior, played as a defensive end for the Rebels in both games, and made the final tackle in the final play of the Peach Bowl. He graduated in Decem- ber, 2014, with a degree in History and Southern Studies and will be attending graduate school in the fall. The recent Ole Miss graduate is the son of Holmes Sturgeon of Woodville and Emily Nelson of Desoto County. -- Submitted Photo NRC Announces Application Ranking For Feral Hog Initiative, WCCA k The U.S. Department of '~rhis conservation invest- Bounces Bac Agriculture's (USDA) Natu- ment helps improve envi- ral Resources Conservation ronmental health and the In Bitty Basketball Action Service (NRCS)is accepting economy of Mississippi rural - applications for the Feral communities." Swine Initiative. Interested EQIP provides financial The WCCA Rams Bitty just around the corner. The landowners within identi- assistance for several conser- Basketball teams rebounded Lady Rams fell to 0-6 on the fled priority focal areas can vation activities through this well from their tough Val- year: apply for assistance through initiative. The main empha- entines's Day games by win- The 3/4 grade boys Whita- the Environmental Quality sis will be on the Feral Swine ning four out of seven games ker Insurance team also Incentives Program (EQIP). Conservation Management on Saturday, February 21. had to play twice on Satur- This activity applies on pri- Activity which basically in- The Treppendahl Super day the 21st. The first team vate lands where feral swine volves installing cameras to Foods 5/6 grade girls team they would play would be the are present and populations film the feral swine activity stalUted the day for WCCA ACCS Servpm team. Nathanneed to be managed or con- and determine the impacts playing Trinity. Still reeling Mudd and the boys would trolled to reduce/eliminate upon natural resources in from the brutal intra-school show ACCS how to serve damages to natural resource the area. NRCS financial as- game the week before, it took up a victory as WCCA de-concerns such as soil erosion, sistance will only contribute a quarter before the Lady stroyed ACCS by a score of water quality degradation, to monitoring (labor) and Rams starting firing on all 26 to 11. Leading the way wildlife habitat degradation surveillance (cameras)of ar- cylinders. A great shot by for the Rams was Nathan and public health/safety risk. eas occupied by feral swine Mary Frances June to start Mudd with eight points fol- NRCS's role in this pilot in order to facilitate a partici- the second quarter put the lowed by Ryan Fisher with project is limited to determin- pant's feral swine population Lady Rams on the board with seven points, Jack Orgeron ing the impacts upon natu- management plan. the lead which they would not with five peints, DavidSmith ral resources, developing a NRCS accepts applica- relinquish. The Lady Rams with four points and Cole management plan to address tions on a continuous basis; would slowly build the lead to Partridge with two points, the impacted resources and however cutoff dates are set 6-0 to start the fourth quar- Their second game matched evaluating the effectiveness for ranking applications. ter with solid play from the the Rams against the athletic of a practice in reducing the The deadline for accepting Lady Ram front court of Sa- Cathedral Bateiste team. The impacted resource. NRCS applications for ranking un- vanna Ashley, Grade Cavin offense left the building for will not provide assistance der the Feral Swine Initia- and Mary Frances June to go the Rams as they would fall related to the trapping, eu- tive is scheduled for March along with stifling defense, behind at the half by 7 to 3. thanizing, or disposal of the 20, 2015, pending available The Lady Rams let their The Rams would gain a little feral swine; this role will be fianding. guard down on defense mid- momentum but not enough to fulfilled by the participant, To participate in EQIP, way through the fourth quar- overcome the deficit dropping other partners or agencies an applicant must be an indi- ter as Trinity would make a a 16 to 11 decision. Leading assisting with this pilot proj- vidual, entity or joint opera- three pointer followed by a the Rams was Ryan Fish- ect. tion that meets EQIP eligi- steal and a lay-up to cut the er with five points followed The specific priority areas bility criteria. Applicants can lead to 6-5 with two minutes by Nathan Mudd with fouridentified in Mississippi are sign up at their local NRCS to play. The defense returned points. Jack Orgeron andas follows: office. For more information for the Lady Rams as they David Smith had one point Northeast Focal Area- about EQIP or other tech- would shut down Tri~Aty from apiece. The Rams record Clay, Lewndes, Monroe, and nical or financial assistance that point on to win it 7 to 5. stands at 4-2 on the season. Noxubee Counties programs offered by NRCS, Savanna Ashley led the Lady The 5/6 grade Foster Central Focal Area - please contact your local US- Rams with three points fol- Insurance team also faced Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, DA service center at h~ lowed by Gracie Cavin and ACCS on Saturday the 21st. Rankin, and Simpson Coun- offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/loca- Mary Frances June with two Ben Sessions kept the Rams ties tor/app?agency=nrcs points apiece. The LadyRams close with some great re- Southern Focal Area USDA's Natural Re- record now stands at 3-2-1. bounding as the teams bat- - Adams, Amite, Jefferson, sources Conservation Ser- Not to be outdone, the tled back and forth for most and Wilkinson Counties vice (NRCS) helps America's Concordia Bank & Trust 5/6 of the game. Late foul trouble South Delta Focal Areafarmers and ranchers con- grade girls team would also would be more than ACCS -Issaquena, Sharkey, Yazoo, Serve the Nation's soft, wa- put in a fantastic defensive could handle as WCCA wonand Warren Counties ter, air and other natural game of their own. The Lady it by a score of 17 to 9. Ben "The Environmental resources. All programs are Rams' were playing Cathe- Sessions led the Rams with Quality Incentives Program, voluntary and offer science- dral's Gang Green team, an- 6 points followed by R.J. through the Feral Swine based solutions that benefit other team with much taller Fisher and Lon Sturgeon Initiative, offers producers a both the landowner and the girls than WCCA's. Offense with four points, John Foster variety of options to conserve environment. was at a premium on the Orgeron had two points and natural resources, while pro- For more information, day, and the Lady Rams got Andrew Sessions one point, tecting precious habitat on visit our website at ht~ just enough to win it 5 to 4. The Rams improved to 2-3 on their lands," State Conser- www.nrcs.usda.gov/wDs/por- Emily Sessions usually can the season, vationist Kurt Readus said. tal/nrcs/site/ms/home/. find some offense, and she did with four points-to lead the Lady Rams while Mal- lory Ford hit a key free throw late in the game to seal the victory. The Lady Rams im- proved to 2-3-1. The United Mississippi Bank 3/4 grade girls had to play twice on the day. Their first game the Lady Rams faced Trinity. The game stayed close for about two and a half quarters before Trinity proved too much to handle. The Lady Rams would fall 15 to 5. Ann Patin led the Lady Rams with three points fol- lowed by Brooke Baker with two points. Their next game the Lady Rams faced Cathe- drars Dr. Mire team. Anoth- er great defensive game by the Lady Rams would be for naught as the offense can't find its way to the gym. The Lady Rams would fall by a score of 6 to 2. Ann Patin had the lone bucket. With all the good defense the Lady Rams are playing, a victory may be Y, MARCH 14, 2015 9:00AM TO 2PM W son Park cfii . Hwy 61 norfls, Woodville. MS Oa at: Running in the USA or www.eventbrite.com