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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 19, 2015 Wilkinson Co. Extension Service Announces Bat Workshop Submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/Agent TSe gro~ng bat popula- tion and damage in Woodvftle and Centrevftle has been an ongoing concern for residents and business owners for sev- eral years. On Tuesday, March 31, specialists from several organizations will present a Bat Workshop on the followin~ Bat Bi- ology, Ecology, Diseases and Control Measures. The workshop will begin with registration at 5:45 at the J.R. Hamilton Exten- sion Building located at 982 Second South Street in Woodville. Presenters will be Kris Godwin, Adjunct Assistant Professor and State Director of MS USDA APHIS Wftd- life Services; Kathy Shelton, South MS Conservation Bi- ologist, MS Wildlife, Fisher- ies, and Parks; Dr. Leslie E. England, MS Department of Health; and Mike McDowell, The Critter Catcher. Topics will include Overall Bat Bi- ology and Ecology; Human Health Education; Bat Ex- clusion; and Bat Boxes/Place- ment. The workshop is being sponsored by Mississippi State University Exten- sion Service - Wilkinson County; MS Dept. of Wild- life, Fisheries, and Parks; the USDA Wildlife Service; and the MS Bat Working Group and is free to the public. Pre-registration is required. For registration and more information about the work- shop, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Office at 601-888-3211. THREE GENERATIONS OF HUNTERS -- Sunday, March 15, was a special day for three generations of turkey hunters. Michael Faust, age 9, at front, shot this 11-1/8-inch beard, 1-1/8-inch spur gobbler while hunting with his dad, Mike Faust, at left, and his grandfather, Paw-Paw Joe Faust, right, who turned 85 this month and still enjoys this wonderful sport. -- Submitted Photo BUY--- RENT- SELL Let our classifed ads work for you! CALL 601-888-4293 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 TV service. March Vegetable Gardening Tips submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/Agent All winter, many of us have waited patiently for the arrival of spring - daf- fodfts and narcissus bloom- ing, robins scattered across the yard searching for food, sunny days and green grass. Well, sunny days are coming, but as of today when writing this article - no sunshine for a week; blooming daffodils and irises were hit with a hard freeze; the only green in many lawns is a variety of weeds; temperatures are 80 one day, 32 the next, and the ground is soggy, soggy, soggy! Wet softs, soft temper- atures below 60 degrees, and uncertain weather conditions are not ideal for vegetable gardeners. Cold, saturated soils are frustrating to the "first toma- to on the block" enthusiasts. Soil needs to dry and warm a bit before working and plant- ing your vegetable garden. However, when softs dry out a little, vegetable gardeners are encouraged to go ahead and plant early tomatoes if they can provide some sort of heat capture mechanism. It can be as simple as cut- ting the bottom from a gallon milk jug, putting it over the tomato plant each evening and removing it each morn- ing when the sun shines or as complicated as building a miniature hoop house over the row. Clear plastic mulch over the soft will also warm soil by several degrees; black plastic mulch requires a smooth seed bed and inti- mate contact to warm soft. Hopefully the weather and temperatures will im- prove by Good Friday when many southerners plant their gardens. If softs don't dry out and warm up, plant vegetables in five gallon or larger containers, move the containers to warm places like the garage at night and into direct sunshine during the day. For more gardening tips and updated gardening infor- mation, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Office at 601-888-3211 and request a copy of the Garden Tabloid or find gardening information on the Mississippi State Univer- sity Extension Service website at www.msucares.com. OPENING MORNING GOBBLER- Woodville Re- publican Publisher Andy J. Lewis is all smiles as he displays a nice Easter gobbler he harvested at 10 a.m. on the opening day of the 2015 season which was Saturday, March 14. The turkey had a beard of 10.25 inches and spurs 1.O inches. Lewis called up three "Long Beards" and took this one with one shot at 30 yards. Comments received from friends and fellow hunters about this fine feat included "A blind hog will find an acorn every now and then" and "Miracles never cease." "Seems like they don't necessarily believe in my expert hunting abilities," Lewis said. -- Submitted Photo MSU Veterinary Camp Applications Being Accepted Teenagers with an inter- sters can apply to attend est in animals and veteri- one of two of the following nary medicine are invited to camp sessions: a day camp apply for a camp offered by June 4-6 for ages 13-17, or the Mississippi State Uni- an overnight camp June 10- varsity College of Veteri- 14 for ages 15-17. nary Medicine. The registration fee is The MSU Veterinary $600 for the overnight ses- Camp will provide this sion and $300 for the day hands-on experience on the camp. A nonrefundable Mississippi State campus registration fee of $10 is in Starkville. Campers will due with the application. participate in interactive Fees include accommoda- labs and learn about vet- tions, meals (lunch only for erinary medicine from MSU the day camp session), a .Q/w ippi F-__ instructors 'and students, scrub top and all lab ac- ~........~.~s .... orestrv Young p0pl, e considering tivities. A limited number of careers in veterinary medi- need-based Scholarsl~ip~'s'are Assn. Annual Banquet Submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/Agent Forest landowners, for- estry professionals and interested individuals are invited to the 2015 South- west Mississippi For- estry Association Annu- al Membership Meeting and Banquet on Friday, March 20, at the Horace C. Holmes Student Union on the campus of Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit. Reg- istration for the banquet will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:00 p.m. Membership dues, which include the meal, are $20.00 per year per married couple and can be paid at the ban- quet or by mailing a check to SWMFA, P.O. Box 500, Liberty, MS 39645. The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Je- cine, scientific research or animal-related fields are encouraged to apply. Current veterinary stu- dents will serve as camp counselors, and partici- pants will get a firsthand look at life as a veterinary student. Interested young- available. Space is limited. Quali- fied applicants are encour- aged to review the appli- cation instructions and information at http://www. msuvetcamp.com. All appli- cations must be postmarked by March 30. rome Goddard and Don Bales will give a brief fire- wise update. Come pre- pared to bid on auction items to benefit Southwest MS Forestry Association's Huge Contractors Equipment & Truck Auction . Wednesday, March 25= & Thurs., Mar, 26=, 2015 * 9am 1042 Holland Ave Philadelphia, Mississippi J.B. Robinson Scholarship I ~]i~!iiogOUmpTruc~;TruckTracto~ Spe~l~ks;~ai!~i i I at Mississippi State Uni-[ Fa 'rra sii Wnaei ku iVeh! iesi fi ueVeh ! ; re: I v e rsity. I ~Wng ~nstr~0 n EqUiP i ~i!~ Tm~;~~: ::::1 if you have any ques- tions, please contact the Relatedhttachments;MisCdte~S I Amite County Extension 6.0 .... Service Office at 601-657- IOouco Auction 1'656'0788 w'doao aU On: mI | 1042 Holland Ave (FO Box 1248) Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350 Auctioneer: Donnie W Dean, #733, MSGL #835 | 8937. 10% ~inlog balance of each lot. T~JS AD BROU~;I|T T0 YOU BY.,. Bring yO~r bait:, ta:k}~ ~tncl fish strings Call (601) {~84-7OO1 for mor{~ i ~l f'~:~rm~t:i{:~:~, DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE FRED NE in Woodville, We will be hiring a large group of Please come to 3975 Buffalo Road, Woodville, MS to submit your application,