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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 8, 2018 Woodville, Mi,~sissippi 39669 Andrew d. Lewis Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $30.00 per year in Wilkinson County $32.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss 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, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Former Pastor of Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches And as you go, preach saying, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." Mat- thew 10:7 (NKJV) In the midst of Jesus' charge to the twelve apos- tles are these few words that seem at first to serve little more purpose than to hold this passage to- gether. The first part of the sentence, "and as you go," is often overlooked as we hurry for the "meat" of the passage, overlooked for its simplicity perhaps but quite possibly because we are people focused on an ending, on a destina- tion rather than on a jour- ney. Jesus is giving the sent ones specific instruc- tions to be focused on the journey rather than the destination, knowing that our human nature drives us to seek completion of assigned tasks, He chal- lenges them to be useful along the way and not just at their destination. Many of us are so destination fo- cused that we don't see the opportunities all around us for service, so caught up in our purpose that we have no room for ministry out- side of our self determined box of destiny. We may Jessie Mae Johnson are in need, even when He was on the cross Jesus took the time to minister to the thief and to take care of His mother. We must of course be focused on our goals, but not to the degree that we lose sight of the greater goal of ministering "as we go," else we miss the great blessing of being a blessing to those in need along the way. In this day and age we live according to our phones and tablets and our computers and organizers keep track of every minute of the day and arrange ap- pointments for weeks and even months in advance, a great system for destina- tion oriented folk but not so great for "as you go" ministry. I can almost hear the gasps of those who live by their appointment books, thinking that they won't be able to get anything done if they are distracted by un- scheduled opportunities, I would remind them that this is not a race it is a walk~ a stroll if you will where we should take time to smell the roses. I am personally ashamed at the number of opportu- nities to help that I have Jessie Mac Beavers John- son, 95 of St. Francisville, La passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home. She was bern on Decem- ber 25, 1922, in Summit, the daughter of the late Tom Beavers and Francis Rich- ardson Beavers. She was a retired nurse's aide, a member of the former Woodville Christian Church and attended the Woodvflle Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Newman Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville, with the Reverend George Ban- nister officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. Francis~lle Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Miles Clarence Johnson; two sons, Jol:mnie Lee Johnson and Harold Beavers John- son; one grandson; five broth- ers; and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, Vernon Miles Johnson of St. Francisville, La and Charles Allan Johnson of Woodville; eight grandchil- dren; 13 great-grandchil- dren; and three great-great grandchildren. Charles N. Mann Charles Newton "Paw Paw" Mann, 84 and a resi- dent of Centreville, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Mann was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Montgomery County, the son of Milton and Virgie Mae Mann. He was retired from Char- ter Oil and his most recent venture was as the sweet potato man He loved God, his family, friends, Ole Miss, and CA PI Donate Life-Giving Blood ENCOURAGED TO GIVE BLOOD -- Joseph Jackson, left, was encour- aged recently to become a blood donor for the recent blood drive at Wilkinson County High School. Longtime donors Andy Partridge, center, and Roy Morris, right, con- vinced Jackson to participate in the blood drive. The three, who work together in the meat department at Treppendahl's Super Foods, are shown with the t-shirt that donors received at the drive sponsored by the school's JROTC program. United Blood Services reports that both WC- CA and WCHS, who held drives on February 2 and 14, respectively, met and exceeded the goals set for them! The next drives set for this area are Friday, April 20, at WCCA from 12:30 to 6 p.m and Friday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at WCHS. All donors who gave whole blood donations at the February drives will be eligible to give again. --Submitted Photo March 4, 2018 Dear Mr. Editor: I seed where the mili- tary and some other folks sell off surplus helicopters, and I been thinkin' Wilkin- son County could shore use itself one of them heli- copters. It could fly around to them bridges what is closed, and people what is trapped on the other side of the bridges could get in their vehicles and drive to the bridge. Then the hell- the bridge. With the Missis- sippi River on the rise, that helicopter could go down and help people get out and back down around Fort Adams and Percy Creek. I don't know how much one of them helicopters cost, but I can see where the county could get a lot of use outen of it. Yes sir, I spect it would be a way better investment than that Mobile Command Center what the county got sometime back. I ain't re- copter could pick the ve- ally shore whether it wuz hicle up and set it down on one or two of them we got. the goin' away side of the I thought it wuz the coun- bridge. Then when them ty got one, and I had been missed because I had tosports. "go" but didn't take the Mr. Mann will be missedfolks wuz ready to go back wonderin' where it stayed time to "preach" (pray,by his children, Mike Mann, home, the helicopter could at. Recent like I drove help, counsel, console) as Sherry Rege, Mark Mann fly back over and set them around past the Woodville take a cue from Jesus' own I was going. We can notand Terry Mann; his nine down on their home side of life and ministry (one and let our destination be an grandchildren; 18 great the same) the Scriptures excuse t0ign0re the need grandchildren; one sister, ': are filled with accounts of for ministry ~s itr.pres'ents Iiene Rucker; a sister-in- : His stopping along the way i~self~fi~6fir'v~alk "w{th'the law; and a host of nieces, to heal and help those who Lord. nephews, other relatives and friends. police station, and there sat 5. The parents must sub- mit an original immuniza- tion record (Form 121) and an original child's social se- curity card. 6. The child must reside in Wilkinson County; par- ents must show proof of res- idence by presenting two (2) documents (must have the current date/year) with the physical address (911) and complete a written doc- ument of verification. Example: Driver's Li- cense, Utility Bills, Vot- er's Registration ID, Af- fidavit of Residency, Mortgage/Apartment Lease, Homestead Exemp- tion/Property Tax Receipt or Automobile Registration 7. The child will not be of- ficially enrolled in the pro- gram without these docu- ments. Selling RississipplGtOwn Horticulture Crop : Bedding Plants, Flowering Perennials, Vegetables, Foliage Plants & More JACKSON Hatch 16-18, 2018 Fri 9-5pro, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4 Adults $6 Free Parking MS Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds Plants! Plants! Plants! HuVdpie vendors in one location offering everything you need to jumpstart Spring! /:~ ~T;Q Mississippi Nursery ~)~& Landscape Association ';?C~-~I~ 601-919-8111 www.msnla.org He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 66 years, Ann; and a brother, Carlton Mann. Visitation was held at Newman Funeral Home, 155 S. Cosby St Centreville, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m and on Wednesday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery con- ducted by the Reverend Fred Day and Richard Sutton. Pallbearers were Alec Ca- nady, Chad Robertson, Dan- iel Easterly, Eric Swartz, Jake Darden, Matt Darden and Jayme Shell. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Hayden, Chance Reb- ertson, Jackson Day, Donnie Whetstone and the CA base- ball team and coaches. In lieu of flowers the faro- fly asks that donations be given to St. Jude Children's Post Office Box 785 Woodville, MS 39669 Phone: (601) 888-3582 Fax: (601) 888-3133 To: Parents and/or Guard- ians From: Superintendent Kimberly M. Jackson Subject: Early Childhood/ Kindergarten Registration The Wilkinson County School District will begin registration for the early childhood/kindergarten program on Monday, March 26, 2018, and registration will be ongoing until all dpplications are received Early Childhood appli- cations are accepted on a first-one-come basis and all Kindergarten age students are man- dated to register. In order to ensure a child's participation in the program the follow- one of them contraptions sittin' there, so that makes it look like it belongs to the city. Maybe sometime way back we wuz prosperous en- uff to get two of 'em. Any- way, I don't recollect much use of the Mobile Com- mand Center; the onliest time I remember a use of it wuz when several mens drowned in Lake Mary a good many years back. Anyway, it looks to me like one of them helicopters might be a better investment for the county than the Mo- bile Command Center, and seems like we could shore get more use outen of it. Yours truly, Aunt Blabby From Beaver Creek District "Running an advertising campaign without newspapers is like trying to bake a cake without baking powder." That's what Rufus Olins, chief executive at effectiveness consultancy firm Benchmarketing for Newsworks said, The ROI study results also showed that advertising with newspapers increases overall revenue return on investment by three times! Shouldn't your business advertising include all of the ingredients to rise by being in NEWSPAPERS? CaM for special discounted advertising rates in newspaper networks for multiple market advertisers. Mississippi Press Services To order your odverfising call Sue o| 601-981-3060 or email shkks@mspress.org 8. Each four year old child must have a screening as- sessment by the District. 9. Please have all infor- mation before applying. (No Exceptions) Registration Schedule Wilkinson County El- ementary School: Mon- day, Wednesday & Fri- day, 8:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Finch Elementary School: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. For additional informa- tion, please call one of the following telephone num- bers: Finch Elementary School (601) 645-6953 or (601) 645-5586;-Wilkinson County Elementary School (601) 888-4734 or (601) 888- 4331. Research Hospital. ing criteria must be met: 1. The child must be four or five years old on/or before Casper Joseph Parker September 1. 2. The parents of the four- Funeral services for year-olds who prefer to ap- Casper Joseph Parker will ply with AJFC Head Start be held Saturday, March 10, Program have the.option to at 11 a.m. at King Emanuel do so. Baptist Church pastored by 3. The parents must reg- Rev. Dwayne Anthony andister his/her child for the located at 9696 Pinckneyvflle program and have an appli- Read near Woodville. cation on file in the school's office. 4. The parents must pres- ent an original birth cer: BUY tiflcate. TRADE Classified ads in the Republican get results FAST, $12 a week! Deadline noon Friday MUST PAY IN ADVANCE Come by or mail to The Republican P.O. Box 696 W'ville, MS 39669 Please Don't Litter . Help p Wtlktnson County clean! Wilkinson County, Mississippi is considering applying Community Services Division of the Mississippi Development for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $600,000.00 for sewer improvements. During FY 2018, the State has been allocated approximately $23 million that will available on a competitive basis to cities and counties fi)r eli ;y development activities. These funds must be used for one g purposes: 1. To benefit low-and moderate-income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs having a because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate to the health or welfare of the community ,here other financial are not available to meet such needs. The activities for which these funds may be used are in the area facilities and economic development. More specific details eligible activities, program requirements, and the ratin will be provided at a public hearing to be held at 10:00 !Lm, 27, 2018, at the Wilkinson County Courthouse Slt Room in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development