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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 12, 2015 MISSISSIPPI&apos;S OLDF.T NEWSPAPER - Ettsblhhed 1824 000000n(00"00epuhli00an Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. 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: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & n Miss., and $32.00 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. The individuals' names listed below have paid a fee to have their names listed in this weekly column. The names of candidates who have qualified to run the the Democratic First Primary Election will ap- pear on the Tuesday, Au- gust 4, 2015 ballot. Ifa run- off is needed, the Second Primary Election will be held three weeks later on Tuesday, August 24, 2015. These individuals have paid a fee to be listed in this column. This column does not necessarily indicate these are the only candi- dates running in each race. (I) Incumbent TAX ASSESSOR Wevlynl."Cookie"James SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION Shernekia L. Bailey Charles E. Johnson Annette M. Dillon Underwood CIRCUIT CLERK Brian L. Dooley SUPERVISOR 3RD DIST. Venton A. "Bubba" McNabb JUSTICE COURT JUDGE WEST DISTRICT Lee O. Dixon A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "I charge you there- fore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His ap- pearing and His king- dom: Preach the wordy Be ready in seasGn:'a'd out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, be- cause they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teach- ers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." 2 Timo- thy 4:1-4 (NKJV) The Great Apostle uses very powerful and point- ed language to convey to young Timothy the im- portance of preaching the word with integrity and endurance; not giving in to the inevitable desires of many who will want a "softer" gospel that tick- les their ears. He paints the picture of "believers" who have, because of the gospel's condemnation of their lifestyle, turned away from the truth of God's word in favor of a "feet good" message. Sad though it is; just such a scenario is being played out today in churches of every denomination. There is unfortunately an even greater problem; there are those Church leaders who have taken it upon them- selves to rewrite the Scrip- tures; declaring that "it doesn't really mean" what it plainly says. Often they give the explanation "i'fim having difficulty with this passage," or "I don't un- derstand this verse." Well, Praise God! That's what prayer is for! Don't they know that if they could fully understand all that God said then they would be His equal? Did He not say in Isaiah 55:8-9 that His thoughts are as much above ours as the heavens are above the earth? Can it be that they think our fi- nite minds can plumb the infinite depths of God's mind? Do they really think that the God Who said "let there be light, and there was light" can not express His thoughts so that what He intends to be understood can be understood by mere mor- tal men? As preachers we may believe what we will about the scriptures to our own peril; but when we stand to preach them to our congregations we must remember that God didn't call us to be His editors; He called us to be heralds of the gospel, His gospel. Netterville Lumber Co. ;;iii;iiii!ii!iiii;;iiii!i]ii!;i;;ii;ii;!iii;iiiiii[iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii!iiii !i!i!iiiiiiii!i!iiiiiii:i:!)i ;;i ,::,:::;i;iii,' iiiii ; -='  ii00iNOT Samuel E. Smith Funeral services for Samu- el E. 'Bo-Gato' Smith, 82, of Woodville, were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Woodlle Baptist Church with Brother Bernard Waites and the Reverend Warren Whitaker g officiating. Burial followed in Ever- green Cemetery in Woodville with Newman Funeral Home in charge of mTmments. Mr. Smith was bomin Cen- trelle on June 21, 1932, the son of the late Ernest J. Smith and Bessie Mae James Smitb_ He died at his residence on the Beaver Creek Road near Woodville on Tuesday, March 3. 2015. Mr. Smith was a retired Circuit Clerk of Wilkinson County, having served in that office for 24 years. He was a member of the Woodville Bap- tist Church. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Inez Smith of Wood- ville: two daughters, Cheryl Cavin of Woodville and Stacey Cam of Crosby; three sons, Er- hie Smith of Wooille, James Smith of HarrimSlle and W'um Smith of Woodville; one sis- ter, Stella Jensen of Houston, Texas; a brother, John Smith of Byram; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carrol Smith, and a sister, Georgia Jones. Pallbearers were Richard E. Jones, Carrol M. Smith, Raymond H. Smith, Kyle W. Dunaway, Samuel C. Smith, Samuel B. Smith and Ronald Tyler McAndrews. Honorary pallbearers were Tom George Flowers, Douglas Bell, Dr. David McGraw, Dr. L. J. Owens, Dr. R. J. Field HI, Dr. Robert Lewis, Andrew J. Lewis, James Vines, iron Senko, David Bramlette and Jessie Stewart. The family has requested that memorial donations be made in his name to: BACK (Bennett Acts of Christian Kindness) Foundation, c/o Robin or Carl Walker, P.O. Box 1739, Wooddlle, MS 39669. Celesley Wilson Funeral services for Ce- lesley Wilson, 83, formerly of Woodville and aT besldent of Fairbanks, Alask will be i;eid at 1i' a:n?ofl''a#, March 14, 2014, at Rose Hill Baptist Church, located in the Doloroso community of Wilkinson County. Services will be conducted by the Rev- erend Murlon Webb. Visitation will be held at the church on Sa,<lay from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors  be at 10 a.m. On Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Natchez National Cem- etery. Mr. Wilson was bern in Woodville on August 28, 1931, the sen of the late Major Wil- sen and Mammie McDonald Wilson. He died at his resi- dence on February 20, 2015. He was a retired engineer for the Alaskan Pipeline. He was retired from the U.S. Ar- my with 24 years of service including tours of duty dur- ing the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Survivors include one son, Celesley Wilson, Jr.; two brothers, Sam Wilson of Ken- ner, La., and Odell Wilson of Hammond, La.; four sisters, Ruby Jones of Centrelle, Mamie Lee of Los Angeles, California, Ollie Jones of Lake Los Angeles, California, and Major Certain of Oxen Hill, Maryland; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Concerdia Funeral Home of Ferriday, La., is in charge of arrangements. f'United k..ountry Gibson RealtV and Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational www.gibsonrealtyms.com Slade Priest, Melissa Field, Scott Lindsey, REALTOR REALTOR REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-888-0094 601-467-7070 601-248-3561 Southwest Mississippi Community College's Color Run April 13 Southwest Mississippi Community College's Omi- cron Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa along with SMCC Student Activi- ties are kicking offspring Fest Week by hosting My School Color Run/Walk on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. on the SMCC campus. The My School Color Run/Walk features a 2-mile route, where par- ticipants will experience color splash zones where they will be doused in color. The course is set up for two hours, and after the fun run, there will be a color throw party on the band practic, e field behind the Humanities Build- ing. Registration for this event may be completed online by going to www. smccMSCR.eventbrite.com or call 601-276-3872. Pic- tured includes left to right: Phi Theta Kappa members LeKeith Ward, Amy Greer, Alex Bui (in the back), An- gelena Dundas, Justin Mc- Cray, Aurora Diaz, Holly Olive and Sarah Szopinski. Dear Editor: ARBUTHNOT GROCERY MUSEUM "Honoring the legacy of Willie & Estelle Arbuthnot" Arbuthnot's Grocery was built in 1955 and owned and operated by my grand- parents, Willie and Estelle Arbuthnot. The neighbor- hood store, located 8990 Pinckneyville Rd., Wood- ville, Mississippi, was small i n perimeter but fully stocked with groceries and dry goods of all kinds. Ar- buthnot's grocery was once the lifeline of the entire community for those liv- ing there or for those pass- ing thru. It serviced many families in need by supply- ing them credit even when they were unable to pay off their previous debt. 7 days a week, holidays included, I watched my grandparents tirelessly serve the commu- nity. On weekends, it was a gathering place to socialize and enjoy a cold beverage. They are truly pioneers that cared and served the community. [ese are just a few reasons why I want to honor my grandparents, and all. of their contribu- tions are just too numerous to mention at. this time. Plans are in motion to re- store, preserve and develop the land legacy of Arbuth- not's Grocery into a Histori- cal Museum and Culture Attraction or, t The National Register of Historic Places. The site was visited and evaluated by the Mississip- pi Department of Archives and History. Based on their preliminary evaluation, Ar- buthnot's Grocery is eligible for listing on the National Register of .Historic Places for association with Com- merce and Ethnic Heritage: Black/an African American owned rural store. Present- ly, a formal written nomi- nation is being prepared in accordance with the rules issued by the., National Park Service, to be submitted for final approval. The idea is to use the land legacy once again, to benefit the public by featuring a historical sight and cultural attraction that will provide new income opportunity for the community and for my family legacy. The site is in need of re- pairs, therefore, I am so- liciting help in the form of monetary and product con- tributions as part of a tim- draiser scheduled for Sat- urday, April 11, 2015, at the location in Woodville, Ms., from 12:00 pm-tmtfl. Contributions are made payable to granddaughter, Jacqueline Arbuthnot, P.O. Box 1795, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127. I can also be reached at (404)717-2056 or jfa0113@gmail.com. Please help me make this dream a reality in honor of the life and time of my grandparents. Your contri- butions are greatly appre- ciated and I thank you in advance. Jacqueline Arbuthnot ,Crosby aptist Church Sponsoring Walk/Run To Benefit Youth Camp Fund The Crosby Baptist Church is sponsoring a 5K Walk/Run and a 1-Mile FUN Walk Run to raise money for the church's 2015 Youth Camp Fund. The exciting event will be held on Saturday, March 28, with race time at 8 a.m. Early registration begins at 7 a.m. The races start at the Crosby Baptist Church and will follow a safe and fun race route. Free t-shirts will be given to participants. A grand prize Will be given to the first male and fe- male participant in each race. Every participant will be entered into special prize drawings. Water and healthy snacks will be pro- vided along the race route. Mail registration forms and check payable to the Crosby Baptist Church to: Crosby Baptist Church, Attn: Karen Hollowell, 115 Church Street, Crosby, MS 39633. Register by March 16 to guarantee your t-shirt for the event. Natchez Salvage & Parts, Inc. /b/ new when used will do? USED AUTO & TRUCK PARTS Bc00y 00tere! Pay t00ere! USED AUTOS 601-44,2-3626 or Toll Free 1-800-759-0631 EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR JAMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE IncludingCataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations WHITAKER EYE CLINIC 625 MAIN STREET WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 or 601-888-6868 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED