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CELEBRATES 92nd BIRTHDAY Ernestine Whitehead Honored On Birthday On Sunday, February 24, 2013, Miss Ernestine White- head of Woodville was hon- ored with a birthday party celebrating the occasion of her 92nd birthday. Guests arrived at 1:30 p.m. at her home for the an- nual event. Everyone enjoyed a Sunday aPmrnoon lunch of fried chicken and homemade jambalaya served with a vari- ety of party foods. After singing happy birthday and blowing out the candles, her delicious choco- late birthday cake and ice cream were enjoyed by all. Guests then gathered around as she opened her gigs. Reminiscing, visiting, and catching up on all the family stories were a high- light of the atrnoon. Miss Ernestine is the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bryant Whitehead of Woodville. She was born on February 22, 1921, and is one of eight sib- lings. Attending the party were nieces and nephews and great-nieces from Woodville, Natchez and Laurel, and from Zachary and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Miss Kristen Lea Honored Recently At Bridal Showers Miss Kristen Lea, who will become the bride of Mr. Austin Jett :in a March --*wertty:&apos;third ceremonyat Kueta T Ranch in Norwood, Louisiana, was the guest of honor at recent parties. Bridal Tea Brunch The Centreville Baptist Church was the setting on Saturday morning, Febru- ary sixteenth, for a bridal tea brunch honoring Miss Lea. Cohostesses for the prenuptial party were Patsy Adam, Patricia Rogers- Evans, Christy Havard, Sue Hill, Kim Jackson, Sherie Jones, Anita Knighton, Judy Matte, LaVerne McDaniel, Kristen McNabb, Deidre Nettles, Nikki Netterville and Janie Pearson. The bride-to-be's coral patterned dress was com- plemented with a corsage of white carnations with pearl accents. An arrangement of for- sythia, daffodils, narcissus, pink and red camellias and baby's breath decorated the tea table. The menu fea- tured shrimp and grits and tea biscuits with jelly. From her hostesses the honoree received a Shark professional vacuum clean- er with a hand held vacu- um. Special guests included the bride-elect's grandmoth- ers, Linda Reed and Joan Lea, and the prospective bridegroom's grandmothers, Sue Jett and Carolyn Peele. Bndal Shower The bride-to-be was hon- ored at the Corinth Church of Christ in the Buffalo community on Sunday af- ternoon, February twenty- fourth, at a bridal shower given by the ladies of the church. For the special occasion Miss Lea wore an orange dress with a denim jacket. From her hostesses Miss Lea received a white orchid corsage. A bowl of purple spring flowers made a pretty cen- terpiece on the refreshment table where silver and crys- tal serving pieces held a choice of delectable party foods including shrimp dip, fresh vegetables, strawberry muffins and brownies. The ladles enjoyed view- ing the honoree's assort- ment of beautiful gifts. Special guests were the grandmother of the bride- to-be, Linda Reed of Centre- ville, and the bridegroom- elect's grandmothers, Sue Jett of Norwood and Car- olyn Peele of Zachary, Louisiana. The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 14, 2013 Jackson Antique Show March 22-24 Dates Set For March 22-24 For Antiques Show For almost 50 years, the Jackson Assembly has spon- sored the annual Jackson Assembly Antiques Show and Sale. This year's show will be held on March 22, 23, and 24th, in the picturesque little town of Jackson, Louisiana. The Assembly in- vites visitors to browse through fine antiques and incredibly varied collectibles assembled by select dealers from seven states, all fitting- ly displayed in two historic buildings salvaged with pro- ceeds from past shows. Preservationists and his- tory buffs will enjoy a self guided tour of the Historic District and visiting the inte- riors of three historic church- es and the original 1816 Courthouse of the Feli- cianas. The exteriors of many Greek Revival struc- tures can be viewed from the sidewalk. After enjoying fascinat- ing exhibits filling the n- tage buildings, visitors can feast on homemade soups and steaming seafood gum- be, Feliciana's finest cooks served in the 1835 McKowen Store's basement. An art exhibit and sale by regional artists will be held all three days in the Mc- Kowen Store, next door to the Antiques Show. As a special treat, at Centenary State Historic Site, two blocks from the Antiques Festival, visitors may tour the two story columned 1837 West Wing dormitory and a restored professor's cottage which hold historic exhibits and period furnishings. Visitors will be among the first to view a fascinating new video presentation featur- ing the history of Centenary College. Tours will be each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 admission includes the Antiques Show, Art Show, Tour of Centenary Historic Site, and is good for all three days. For more information contact The Jackson Assem- bly, P. O. Box 494, Jackson, LA 70748, or www.feliciana- The Jackson Assembly is a non-profit volunteer organ- ization founded in 1962. Pro- Page ,k I U pcomin Relay For Lile Events I Wilk-Amite Relay For Life Sky Lantern Service Mary Springs COG March 17 The Wilk-Amite Relay for Life is hosting a Sky Lantern Service & Commu- nity Wide Singing & Fellow- ship at the Mary Springs Church of God on Sunday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m. Please join in for Singing and Fellowship with refresh- ments followed by Sky Lanterns lighted and lifted offinto the sky. Sky Lanterns cost $25 each. To purchase one in memory of someone or to honor someone who has had cancer please contact Carla Brown at 601-657-0190 or Barbara McKell at 601-551- 4830. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer ScieuJ. Relay For Life Easter Egg Hunt In Gloster March 23 An Easter Egg Hunt bill be held on Saturday, Mm-ch 23, at 11 a.m. at Sta-Home Health, located in Gloster across from the Family Dol- lar Store. The cost of the hunt is $5 per child, ages 1 through 9. Bring your camera and take pictures with the East- er Bunny! Also there will be face painting and ganms. All proceeds will benelit the American Cancer Soci- ety. Woodville BOA... (Continued from Page 1) Thompson said, 'q]ais plug for playgrotmd extuipment. was leaking really bad, sowe After a discussion (,J had cut it off. The plug is on adding swings or merry-go- our list for replacing this year. rounds at these two sites. We have about a dozen fire Board Attorney Amy Ryan plugs that need replacing at cautioned Mayor Robinson this time. These plugs can cost about the high liability expe- up to $3,000 each." sure of these types of play- He continued, "Mr. Brain- ground equipment. Another lette is asking that we re-con- idea discussed was the instal- nect an old fire plug located on lation ofpark nches at the,' his property near his home." two sites. No action was ta k. , After a general discussion on this matter. theboard, on motion byA]der- Board Attorney Ryan an- man Blake Jensen and second nounced that there were twe by Alderman Anthony, voted items of litigation pendin 4-0 to re-connect Judge against the town. Bramlette's personal fire plug These two lawsuits are in into the town water system if the early stages, and the he agrees to pay all costs and board does not need to take obtain a permit from the Mis- action at this time on the fbl- sissippi Department of Trans- lowing: portation for the work on the Louis D'Aquilla vs. Ibw'n state's highway.right ofway." of Woedlle. The suit stms Mayor Robinson stated, "I from flooding and damage want a list ofall plugs that are caused by a city lift station not working. We need to start and sewer lines crossing the working on replacing fire plaintiffs property. D'Aquilla plugs in areas with higher also alleges that he and the concentration of houses. We town had an agreement t, need to get these faulty plugs maintain a drainage ditch on replaced." his property in which the Mary Frederick, who is the town sewer line is locatt. contract meter reader for the Monica Hans vs Town of Woodlle, announced Woodville Police Cluef ,lc,. that she had reversed her de- W. Stewart and the Town of cision announced at the Feb- Woodlle. In the suit Hwris ruary board meeting, to end alleges that Chief Stewart as- her meter reading contract, saulted her in his office in the "I have changed my mind, Woodlle Municipal Buildin and will continue reading me- just prior to a session ,)f ters," said Frederick. The Woodville Municipal Court board was in agreement with last year. At the time Tlarri- her decision, was under contract as ql,. sandwiches and delec- table desserts prepared b... ti0fi pojects.. ........ eda"Grant Writing Class" re- Clerk McCurley an- court's probation offic,: ceeds fimd historic preserva- nounced that she had attend- "We have put the town' li ability insurance carrier on Irwin Russell Club Meets At Main Street Cafe Marc8 Mrs. Larry Calvert was hostess for the Irwin Rus- sell Club meeting on Fri- day, March 8, and she en- tertained the club mem- bers at the Main Street Market Cafe. The ladies were served a party plate of garden salad and chicken salad sandwiches with blackber- ry cobbler, ice cream and coffee for dessert. While the ladies lunched, Mrs. Holmes Sturgeon, program chair- man for the afternoon, re- viewed the book Prince Among Slaves by Terry AI- ford, and the group watched the historical documentary by the same name which was directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrat- ed by Mos Def for PBS. This is the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who in 1807 was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier. "The Prince" as he had become known to local Natchez residents, had been captured in war when he was 26 years old, sold to slave traders, and shipped to America. This is the tale of his life and eventual freedom in 1828 and his return to Africa, but as one of the histori- ans on the documentary noted, it also speaks to the lives of an estimated three quarters of the world's population who at that time in history were also in slavery. The next meeting will be hosted by Mrs. Alex Kirkland on Friday, April 12, at three-thirty at South of the Border with Mrs. Nanette Carter serv- ing as program chairman. cently and found out that the best area to apply for grant fimding would be for overtime pay for such items as road checkpoints conducted by the Woodville Police Department. ' before these type of grants are a 50/50 match," said McCurley. The beard voted unani- mously on the motion by An- thony and second by Alder- man Russell Fry to support the annual Woodlle Deer and Wildlife Festival set this year for Saturday, October 13. The town provides security and cleanup services for the event. The board voted unani- mously to pass a resolution commending the life and the many years of service of Rev- erend Roosevelt Henley pro- vided to his congregations. He died recently at the age of 94. The resolution will be includ- ed in the minutes of the Town of Woedville. Mayor Robinson brought up the need to upgrade the town's two playgrounds -- one each on Natchez Street and Gaylord Street. The town has just over $12,000 in an account tabbed notice about these two law suits," said Attorney Rym 'Tne insurance carrier has ' duty to provide a legal detbn,' for the town if these cases I; to trial." In final action the board. on motion by Carter and sec- ond by Jensen, voted 4-0 to re- move the stop signs at the in- tersections of Sligo and F. J. Johnson Streets and at Depot and Second South Streets. The stop signs will be re- moved from Sligo Street to change this intersection fi'om a three-way to a one-way in- tersection, and on Depot Street to change the htersec- tion from a four-way to a two- way stop. The monthly report fbr February, 2013, was receiwd from the Woodville Police De- partznent as follows: Citatlons/Charges I31ed Burglary ....................... 1 Careless Driving ............... 1 Improper Turn ................. ! No Driver's License ............. 1 Trespassing .................... 1 Simple Assault ................. 1 Feb. Fines Total ....... $6553.00 Delinquent Fines Collected ........... $345.00 The board recess<l until Tuesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. Whitaker Eye Clinic 625 Main Street Woodville * 601-888-6868 Open Monday- Thursday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm . Closed Friday DR. DICK WHITAKER, Optometrist _ Tuesday and Thursday New: Coach & Polo frames PLUS Ralph Lauren sunglasses Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To Add Events Please Call 601.888-4293 by noon Friday 11-15 15 14 16 17 17 17 23 24 24 24 28 31 MARCH St. Mark BC, United Ministries of Faith, Spring Revival, 7 pm Mt. Zion CME Church, Senior Choir Anniversary, Guests, Veal Bros., 7 pm Hwy Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm Greater Hollywood BC, Women's Conference, Rev. Larry Pate, 10 am-noon Embrew BC, Christian @ the Clock Program, Guests, Veal Bros., 3 pm Holly Grove BC, Hat & Spiritual Walk Program, Refreshments, Rev. Eva Brown, 11 am Mt. Zion BC, Pastor's Appredation Program, Guests, 2 pm St. Luke BC #2/Wilk. Co. AMB Assoc., 4 Gospel Writers Program, 6 pm St. Luke BC #2, Homecoming Program, Guest, Rev. James Powell, noon Holly Grove BC, Rev. -13mothy Hughes I st Year. Anniversary, Guests, 3 pm New Zion Hill BC, Pastor's 8th Year Anniversary, Guest speaker, 2 pm Kina Solomon BC/Unlted Ministries of Faith, 7 Sayings of Chdst on the Cross, 7 pm Oak Grove BC, Perrytown, Homecoming Program, Guest/Rev.Walter Smith, noon NEED CASH? S25 To $300 NOT A FINANCE COMPANY ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL No Credit Check Same Day Service w