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MS 1st In Three Statewide Systems Of Care The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 12, 2015 Page 3 STUDENT JOB SHADOWING -- On Friday, Feb- ruary 20, in celebration of Career and Technical Education Month, students from the MLK Career & Technical Center participated in a day-long job shadowing activity. Daniel McNabb of Centre- ville, center, worked and shadowed at JR Truck. ing Company of Centreville. He is shown with business owner Louis Gaulden, Jr., left, and JR Trucking employee Herbert Jackson. McNabb's immediate supervisor, Mr. Jackson, stated that he exemplified a perfect model for a perspective employee. Daniel has a desire to become a diesel mechanic. He is a second year junior from Cen- treville. -- Photo Submitted Main Street "HonorThe Sponsors" Event Set Thursday, March 12 Main Street's "Honor the Sponsors" event this Thurs- day evening, March 12, at 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Park will celebrate the many contributions of festi- val sponsors Dom 2008, the first year of the Woodville Deer & Wildlife Festival, up to the present. If you are a festival sponsor, past or pres- ent, you are cordially invited to attend this event being held in your honor. Repre- sentative Angela Cockerham will be the keynote speaker. Refreshments will be served. Main Street board mem- bers also announce the part- nership of Main Street with Alcorn State University, Mississippi State University Extension and Natchez, Inc. to bring 'vVilkinson Coun- ty Entrepreneur Academy" to our community April 7 through June 9, on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. Dr. Ruth Nichols will be on hand March 12 at the "Honor the Sponsors" event to talk about the academy and to register interested people. The Wilkinson County Entrepreneur Academy will offer business training on a number of topics to exist- ing business owners as well as to any entrepreneur who has always wanted to start a business. Topics range from marketing, E-commerce, business legal issues, per- mits and licenses, writing a business plan, customer ser- vice, insurance and brand- ing. Experts will be brought in to teach these classes. If you are a Main Street Association member, or are interested in joining Main Street, make plans to attend this gathering this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the park. Marti Herrington Recognized For 20 Years Service At Lane Regional Awards Luncheon With the recent addition of the Stroke System of Care in place at hospitals throughout the state, Mis- sissippi is now the first in the nation to have a third statewide system of care in place to save time in medi- cal procedures and help save the lives of its resi- dents. The Stroke System of Care joins the ST-Eleva- tion Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Care Plan and the Trauma Care System as a statewide system in place to treat patients more quickly and efficiently. These statewide systems establish a common proto- col for first responders to identify certain life-threat- ening conditions, provide specialized treatment in the field, and transport the patient to the facility best able to render appropri- ate care quickly. Such inte- grated systems of care have been shown to save lives in critical circumstances com- pared to conventional first responder procedures. "This third statewide sys- tem of care has been facili- tated through leadership of the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance," said Jim Craig, MSDH Director of Health Protection. "Mississippians have greatly benefited from the STEMI and Trauma systems by being trans- ported to the appropriate facility for treatment, based on the nearest facility's ca- pability of care. With the Stroke System, the same principle is in place." Hospitals can desig- nate themselves as "stroke ready," meaning the facility has 24/7 CT capability and a specific type of drng avail- able to break up blood clots. Stroke centers must have a neurologis t available 24/7, and comprehensive stroke centers must have the capa- bility to conduct interven- tional neurology. After an initial exami- nation, blood work, and CT scans, initial therapy is given at designated "stroke-ready" hospitals be- fore transition to an official stroke center. Currently there are two Level 1 Comprehensive stroke centers in Mississip- Lane Regionab Medi-, from 5to 35 years and co!- pi and four Legel  stroke cal Center dehtl i $.  |etiviy tl/el#r6Surd ,510 : t. Thd {oi -6f years of service to the hos- pital. Incuded in the awards was Marti Jackson Her- rington of Woodville with 20 years of service. Insurance Problems? ognized 39 employees for their years of service at the semi-annual Service Awards Luncheon. The employees were recognized for milestones ranging the hospitals in Mississippi are Level 3 "Drip and Ship" hospitals meaning ability to diagnose and stabilize a pa- tient for transfer to a Level 1 or2. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in Mississip- pi, with nearly one in five stroke deaths occurring in those 65 and younger. Mis- sissippi's stroke mortality rate is the fifth highest in the nation, and the stroke death rate is more than 23 percent above the overall U.S. rate. The Stroke System of Care is a collaborate ef- fort between the MSDH, the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, the Mississippi Hospital Association, and the American Heart Asso- ciation. For more information on stroke, visit the MSDH web- site at www.HealthyMS. com/stroke. For more information on MS Healthcare Alliance, visit the MHCA website at www. Follow MSDH by e- mail and social media at OLD WOMEN'S COLLEGE -- This photo shows the Edward McGehee College for Women which was locat- ed in Woodville on property formerly occupied by Woodville Attendance Center. According to online infor- mation, the college was named for Judge Edward McGehee who lived at Woodville. During the Civil War the building served as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. His lovely home was called "Bowling Green," where he had large planting interest. He was also founder of the Carondelet Street Methodist Epis- copal Church, South; built the first railroad in Mississippi; owned the first cotton factory; was the patron of Centenary College in nearby Jack- son, La., and engaged in every en- terprise for the welfare of his state. Descendants of Judge McGehee still own his main plantation, Bowling Green. This photo was submitted by Paul D. Habig, Jr., of Woodville who stated it was discovered in a box with a number of other old family photos. Town Of Woodville Annual Audit... "When the weather breaks and it gets a little warmer, we can start putting out some asphalt to repair the streets," said Carter. WPD Officer Karen Brown appeared before the beard to lodge a complaint. Officer Brown reported that she went to the Town Hall recently to pay a bill and saw a list with her name on it out in plain view of the general public visit- ing the town office.. "I did write an NFS check to the town in June, 2014, and I understand that the town has a policy which states that the town cannot take a check from me for a year. What I don't like is my name was on this list where other people could see it." The board of aldermen expressed their concerns about this matter and was in agreement that this list should not have been where the public could read it. City Clerk Cathy McCur- ley said, "This was a mis- take, and Iwill make su:e'it S 6mdv'6cI and that it wok ''t happen again" WPD Chief Jessie W. Stewart requested permis- sion to submit a number of confiscated pistols and other weapons to an auction for sale. "We have a lot of guns on hand that we have con- fiscated over the years. We need to sell the ones that qualify. The auction com- pany keeps 3% of each sale and the town receives the balance. Woodville Attorney Amy Ryan said, "I will draw up an order which will allow the sale of these guns." On motion by Alderman Anthony and a second by Alderman Russell Fry, the board voted unanimously to approve the sale of these weapons. Chief Stewart also asked the beard to consider re- placing the broken washing machine in the Woodville Municipal Building. "We need this machine to keep the jail linens dean," Stew- art stated. No action was taken on this request. Deborah Davis, an Amer- ican Red Cross representa- tive of 10 counties in south- west Mississippi, requested that the town approve a resolution to declare Red Cross Week in Woodville. The matter was passed by a 4-0 vote to approve and sign the resolution presented by Ms. Davis. Former First District Election Commissioner and current West District Jus- tice Court Judge candidate Marketta Clark Coleman appeared before the board to report a recent problem she experienced relative to employees of the Woodville Town Hall. She asked, "What is the town's policy for notifying people who owe past due fines and utility bills?" A very agitated Clark stated that she felt her right to privacy had been violated by employees at the Wood- ville Town Hall. Clark admitted that she owned money to the town and that she had received letters from the town's col- lection agency concerning this matter, but she took exception to the fact that a town hall employee had re- minded her about the fine money she has owed since 2004. Clark stated, "City Clerk Cathy McCurley told Dep- uty City Clerk Tarwonna Walker, "Tell your friend, Marketta, that she needs to take care of paying her past due fine." Woodville court records show that Clark still owes a balance on a fine she was levied in Woodville Munici- pal Court on a simple as- sault charge in 2004. Mayor D'Aquilla stated, "I have approached people in the past and told them about past due fines and utility bills. I don't see any- thing wrong about a town employee reminding folks about money they owe the town." (Continued from Page 1) City Clerk McCurley stat- ed, "I have asked Deputy Clerk Tarwonna Walker to call others in the past who owe the town money, and she has done this. I don't feel that anything that was done was out of line." Alderman Gene Lofton spoke to Mrs. Coleman, "I want you to know that I fully support my people in the town hall. They are do- ing their jobs." Mayor D'Aquilla read a letter to the board that the town received from the Wilkerson and Crawford Law Firm. The letter thanked the town for the quick response to their recent fire scare at their office. The letter expressed deep thanks to town employees, the fire de- partment and town officials who came to their aid. The letter stated that the smoke was from a mechanical fail- ure and not from a fire. On motion by Anthony and a second by Carter, the board voted 4-0 to approve the be- .ginning work on a CDtG grant application to be o,o by Mattie Cushman with Community Development Partners in Nashville, Tenn. The monthly activity report for February, 2015, was received from the Woodville Police Depart- ment as follows: CitationslCharges Filed Disregard Traffic Device ......... 1 Malicious Mischief .................... 3 No Drivers License .................... 2 Petit Larceny .............................. 1 Shoplifting. .................................. 3 Simple Assault ............................ 4 Feb. Fines Total ........ $$3,668.23 Feb. Delinquent .......... $1,188.73 The next regularly sched- uled board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in the Woodville Municipal Building. TOWN OF CROSBY CHANGE OF TIME FOR TOWN HALL MEETINGS THE TOWN OF CROSBY WILL BE CHANGING THE TIME FOR THE TOWN HALL MEETING FROM 7 PM 1ST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH TO 6 PM 1 ST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 6r email wrepublican@bellsouth,net by noon Friday NEED CASH? NOT A FINANCE COMPANY ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL No Credit Check Same Day Service 11 12 14 15 15 14 15 15 18 21 22 25 28 29 29 30-Apr. 1 1 2 7 8 9 11 13 15 MARCH Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm Bleak House BC, Choir Anniversary, Rev. Reginald L Jackson, 6 pm Mr. Zion BC, Pastor N. Nelson's 23 Yr. Anniversary, Guests/Rev. Charles Bell + Church, 2 pm Grace & Mercy Family Worship Center, Family & Friends Day Program, noon Free Spring BC, Benefit Program/Adell Evans, Guest soloists & choirs, 3 pm Mt. Olive MBC, Family & Friends Day Service, Guest.s/Rev. L. Delaney, Jr., + Church, 1 pm Mt. Pleasant BC, Deacons & Deaconess Ministry, Deacons & Deaconess Anniversary, 2 pm Open AA Meeting, WoodviUe Municipal Building, 6 pm Chapel BC, Stewart Community Cemetery Members Meeting, 10:30 am St. Luke BC #2, Annual Homecoming Program, Rev. Jerry B. Dixon, Pastor, noon Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Kingsford BC, Deacons & Ushers, Family & Friends Day Program, Pastor Allen Handy 5 pm Oak Grove BC, Annual Homecoming, Guest, Rev. Robert Strickland, Dinner, noon Pleasant Green MBC, Joint 5th Sunday, Sunday School, 10 am Chapel BC, Wilk. CO. A. M. B. Assoc., Spring Revival, Rev. Charles Bell, 7 pm APRIL Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Chapel BC, Feet Washing Service, Rev. Charles Bell, 6:30 pm Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm Fund Raiser For Old Arbuthnot Store Museum, 8990 Pinckneyville Rd., Food, Raffle, noon TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriffs Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm