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Page 4A The W00dville Republican, Thursday, March 26, 2015 BOS Signs Order... (Continued from Page 1A) Supervisor Kenyon Jackson saidthat resi- dents of thecounty, age 18-21, are eligible for free job training. "Interested individuals are urged to contact the local WIN Job Center in Natchez at 107 Col. John Pitchford Park- way, Natchez, MS 39120, or by calling (601) 442- 0243." Supervisor Seal asked Clerk Tolliver, "Thomas, now that we have set up separate road district accounts to receive our share of oil and gas sev- erance taxes paid to the county, I need to know how much money I have in my account?" Tolliver replied, "We have been working on this. I should have this figure for you tomorrow (Tues- day, March 24)," Supervisor Nettles brought up the matter of the deplorable condition of Sligo Street, one of the main access roads leading into Woodville. "We have to do some- thing to repair this road. Have any of you ridden down it lately. It is hor- rible. The bad section is in the Second District. All of us need to help with get- ting this road fixed," said Nettles. No action was taken on Nettles' request. Supervisor Nettles asked Administrator Lewis, "What is the sta- tus of allowing the Town of Woodville to house their prisoners in the Wilkinson County Jail?" Lewis replied,. "I have not met with Sheriff Jack- son yet to discuss all of the minor details of this matter. I will try to meet with Sheriff Jackson this week to see if we can get this finished and allow the town to house their prisoners in the county jail." The county advertised for bid offers for the First Supervisor District to purchase a 2005 or new- er used diesel tractor. The county received only one bid which came from SLC, LLC in Sorrento, La. The offer was for a used Kubota tractor with front end loader and 108 HP, at a cost of $35,000. Su- pervisor Seal requested that the matter be tabled ~olrseek financing and to detm*mine: :if 'the tractor .'ffi~et~',bt d~ p e~fi c ati0~. ~::, County Election Com- missioners Vicie Rogers and Mary Ann McCurley appeared before the board to request that the county consider moving the First District voting precinct on Hwy. 33 south from its present location to a build- ing located adjacent to the current polling place. "The current voting house has a leaking roof and rotten floors. It is very dangerous and will cost too much for repairs," said Commissioner McCurley. Rogers stated, "I have spoken with the owner and lease holder of the building, and both have agreed that the building could be used as a voting precinct." Administrator Lewis responded, "That's fine. The supervisors can vote to move a voting precinct now without first hav- ing to seek pre-clearance from the U.S. Justice De- partment. We will need to enter into a lease with the owner and the lease holder which states terms of lease including length and payment amounts and who we are to pay for the use of the building." Commissioner Rogers was asked to speak to the owner and lease holder about the proposed lease and to report back to the supervisors at their next board meeting. County resident Boyce Dover, speaking on behalf of members of the Wesber- ry Cemetery on the end of the Vine Hollow Road in the Fourth District, asked the board if they were willing to change their minds about not declaring the road a public road? "There was a case in Lawrence County where a woman sued for access to a cemetery. The case went all the way to the state su- preme court, and she won. You can't deny access to a cemetery." Dover and others have appeared at prior board meetings where they an- nounced that one of the landowners has erected a gate across the road. "We need to be able to get to the cemetery to bury our dead family, members," said Dover. Administrator Lewis replied, "Ever since 2000 this portion of the road has been declared a pri- vate road in official county records and on the official county map." Dover answered, "It was a public road for as long as I can remember. It became a private road when under the administration of for- mer Supervisor Conway Henyard. He refused to w: ~k the road. When Rob- rt Morgan became super- visor, he wouldn't work it either. We need the county to consider taking the road back." Lewis answered, "The only way the county can make this a public road is to go through the emi- nent domain process and take it. We will have to go to court to get this done, and we will have to pay the landowners adjacent to this road for the right of way." Lewis continued, "If this has been a cemetery for as -long as you say, and your gra~ndfather, owned the land around it, I am pret- ty sure that in old deeds to the property that you will have a legally implied ac- cess to the cemetery. If you do, the landowners cannot keep you out." Dover stated, "If we hire a lawyer to research the matter and find out that we do have an easement and we want to donate it to the county, will the county start working the road?" Lewis' response was, "If the county accepts it, we will work it." In final action the board voted to approve a road re- pair contract on the part of the Macedonia Road located in the Third Dis- trict that was damaged by heavy oil field trucks and equipment. The motion passed by a 5-0 vote. The board recessed until their next regular meeting set for 9:30 a.m. on Mon- day, April 6. I I I I I I I I I 5 or MORE AVG. STUMPS I I (24-inch diameter, 6-inches tall) I ,s15 , , ,, Stump Grinding, ea. S id I (with truck access) ! _tatew___e, m Large Quantities Even Less Where Dry!I_ Tree Removal m I BEST PRICE & SERVICE IN MISSISSIPPI! Since 1976! Jackson Metro! m s75 Minimum m Prices Good Thru 4/30/2015 Wayne K. Barber, Owner Matthew 16:26 m Ram With The 2015 Wilkinson County Christian Academy varsity Ram baseball team opened district play this past week with two impres- sive victories over the Trin- ity Saints. In game one Colton Net- tles took the mound and limited the Saints to just 3 hits and one run. He record- ed a total of nine strikeouts in the four-inning contest won by WCCA 16-1. The WCCA Rams col- lected a total of 13 hits in the lopsided win. Getting multiple hits for WCCA were Hutch Holden who went 2-for-4 at the plate and Caleb Poole, Hayden Patterson, Jason Robertson and Nettles who all went 2-for-3. In the nightcap the Rams again dominated play with a 14-2 victory to move to (2- 0) in district competition. Hutch Holden was the Rains' winner on the moundi:as he also pitched a complete: game in the four- inning/contest. Holden re- corded 9 strikeouts and al- lowed two hits. The Rams collected 7 hits by 7 different players in the victory. WCCA is (3-3) overall this s~ason. ,nsion by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/Agent The Forestry Work- shop: Timber Market Up- date, Timber Tax Update, and Firewise Update that was originally scheduled for March 5 has been re- scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, at V'me Brothers' Meats, 115 Hwy. 24, Centreville, MS 39631. Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:00 p.m. Dr. James Henderson, MSU Department of Forest Resources Economist, will conduct the workshop with Don'Bales, MSU Senior Ex- tendon Associate, providing a Firewise Update. The pro- gram is funded by the Pub- lic Law 106-393 through the Wikinson County Board of Sumrvisors and conducted bythe Mississippi State Uni- velsity Extension Service. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Mon- day, April 6. A meal will be provided for pre-reg- isLered participants. For n~re information and to reg- i~r for the workshop, con- tact the Wilkinson County Extension Office at 601-888- ~11. Begin "ng With Spring Submitted by grain. The bees will readily f__,,oca.[islllS by Woodville Republican Publisher Andy J. Lewis As most of my readers and friends know I am an avid hunter. I hunt most of the game that is available here in Mississippi, and the cur- rent season is one of my fa- vorites -- Turkey Season! My, turkey hunting love started off very slow with three to four hunts with friends on which I never even saw a turkey. Then, one day, I shot at a nice gobbler and was shocked when it ran off. I have been hooked ever since. I bagged my first gobbler in 1997 at the age of 45 when I was invited by my good friend and turkey hunting expert -- the late Nolan Mc- Craine. I was invited to open- ing weekend at his Turkey Paradise on the banks of the Buffalo River. Mr. Nolan showed me how to use my box call and what to do. Daylight on opening morning in 1997, I was in the woods by myself. When a tur- key gobbled nearby I remem- bered the words of Mr. Nolan and tried to follow his direc- tions. Something worked, be- cause 20 minutes later I had was headed down the ridge staight at me. He stopped and wouldn't budge at a distance I judged just at the maximum range for me to shoot. I think that because I was in open woods, and he didn't see the wanton hen he had just heard, he turned and walked off. About 20 minutes later I again coaxed him to come my way. This time when he stopped, directly in front of me, he was about 5-10 yards closer. When he stood there and looked all around me for the sweet little hen that was calling him, he turned to walk off again. Afar being immobile for almost two hours which re- suited in a very sore sitter, two legs that were asleep and fifll of pins and needles and with two arms that were quivering from holding my gun up the final hour of my hunt, I decided I couldn't stand the excitement any longer. At what I judged at 35 yards I cut loose with a load of No. 5 shot. The blast knocked him over back- my first ever gobbler on the wards, but to my surprise ground, he jumped up and ran off. Since that beautiful spring He got a tree trunk between morning 18 years ago I have us and disappeared over the spent every opening morn- ridge. Seconds later I spotted ing hunting in that same a second gobbler take offrun- spot, and fortunately, I have ning in a different direction. managed to take a few more Needless to say I was very of the wily birds, disgusted with myself. I With more experience I knew I had put a good hit on have learned that turkey him, but apparently not good hunting is not nearly as easy enough. as my opening season when I I took off my cap and limited out in just four hunts -- all by myself. My success rate per hunt didn't just de- cline, it fell off a cliff, espe- cially last year when I didn't bag a single gobbler. The 2015 season has start- Ann H. Davis, bore through paint as long ed off with a bang with two Wilkinson County Extension as they can 'Ted" the wood gobblers taken. Coordinator/Agent grain. Adding exterior vinyl The first was on opening covering is another effective morning. It took me from As I drove up to a busi- alternative to painting, daylight to 10:02 a.m. to take ness establishment the other The most effective way to my bird which had a 10.25- day, one of the employees wa~ control carpenter bees with inch beard and 1-inch spurs. standing out front swinging ~ insecticides is to apply small With rain predicted for tennis racket. AS I got doser amounts of insecticide dust Sunday morning, March 22, I realized she was swattin[ directly into the galleries. This I decided to sleep in: I woke bees to kill them and kee, literally"gets 'em coming and at 7:10 a.m. and looked out- them from flying in the dora going." Female bees are killed side to find it was not rain- tossed it on the ground. It was followed quickly by my camo mask and gloves. I was not a happy hunter. I don't like not making a good, clean shot. In the midst of all this I looked to my left, and lo and behold, I saw a gobbler running in my direction. I raised my .12 ga. shotgun, and when he got in range, I noticed that it was the same gobbler because he had blood on his head. In the excitement it took two more shots to finally put him down for the count. I have taken a lot of tur- The bees were carpenter be~ when they return to the gal- ing. I checked the radar and keys and have heard hun- (white-faced bumble bee,) lery, and newly hatched bees it looked like I had time to dreds of turkey hunting ste- that many of us played wih are killed when they emerge, hunt a couple of hours before ries including ones with shot in our younger years., Dusts work better and last the rain was scheduled to be- turkeysrunningoff.andhav- Eastern carpenter bee, longer than liquid or aerosol gin. ing~o search for them, the most common specie,treatments because they re- I made it to my hUnting:Bbg,'i~?Zave: bever :wit- are oi~n mistaken for bun- main in the gallery, where spot near Woodville at 7:55 ~hS~secl'nb~e I eVil"heard ble bees. Although they loik they will contact the bees. a.m., and about 10 minutes of a turkey running directly a lot like bumble bees, th{re is a big difference in, their biology and behavior. Car- penter bees are solitary bees that bore holes into woodm structures for their nests. Bumble bees are social bees that nest in the ground. Oae of the most easily observed physical differences is that the top of the abdomen of carpenter bees is slick aad shiny, while bumble bees are covered with black, white: or yellow hairs. The %vhite-faced" m~les are hard to miss because of their habit of buzzing abmt, hovering in mid-air, and oc- casionally hovering in line's face. Some people feel tl~at- ened by this behavior, bul the males are harmless because they do not sting. Fe~aale carpenter bees can stin~ but they are not aggressive and do not s~ng unless 5rced to do so. Females are eas- fly distinguished from hales because their faces are solid black, while the males have the distinct white spot in the middle of the face. Females also behave differently than males. They don't hav~ time for the idle buzzing and aerial acrobatics of the males. They spend their time borirg nest- ing galleries, collecting pol- len and nectar to provision the gallery, and laying eggs. Galleries are most c0mmonly made in unpainted s~t~wood lumber -- pine, cypress, and cedar, but will occafionally bore into other types of lum- ber. Carpenter bees d, not eat wood; they just use itfor their nest galleries. Carpenter bees tend to congregate around hvorable nesting locations, and females will reuse and enlarge old gal- leries from year to year. Al- though carpenter bee damage is usually relatively minor, multiple galleries can weak- en timbers. Galleries can also allow moisture to enter the wood and hasten decay. There are two generations per year, one in spring and one in fall, and carpenter bees overwinter as immatures in- side these galleries. Painted or sealed wood is seldom at- tacked by carpenter bees, so this is the best long-term method of preveation. When using paint to prevent car- penter bee attack, it is im- portant for the paint or seal- ant coat to be thick enough to totally cover the wood Don't try to seal up the holes too soon after treating; wait until you are sure you have gotten control, then seal the holes and paint over the area (ff the surface was painted to begin with). Treating all open galleries a couple of times a year will allow you to reduce the carpenter bee population greatly, but you will never get 100 percent control. Two of the most commonly available dust products are Terro Ant Dust and Enforcer Fire Ant Killer, which contain deltamethrin and are labeled for control of bees and wasps. Remember to always read the label carefully to verify that the product is approved for the intended use. later I heard my first gobble. I tried to work the bird in closer, and he cut the dis- tance between us, but just hung up at about 100 yards. I slipped around a ridge and set up where I felt he was just across a ridge or on it. I called to him and he im- mediately answered. My thoughts were, "I got him now." Some two hours later I was still sitting perfectly still waiting on him to show. He would gobble to almost any call I threw at him, but he wouldn't commit. I changed callers and the first time I played him some "sexy hen talk" he started coming. He away from a hunter and just seconds later return from a different direction. I don't mind picking on buddies about their hunt- ing adventures or misad- ventures, and I am tough- skinned enough to take ribbing myself, but never have I heard of a story even close to what I experienced. Once this story comes out in the paper, I know I am in for some friendly comments. This tough turkey had a 9.5-inch beard and 7/8-inch spurs. As one of my friends said about this hunt, "This must have been a turkey run- ning around with his head cut off." | I||8 Ai) |~||OU6I|'| '1~0 YOU i{,. l.:ring your" [);lit:, tackl(; aIld I~i~)") ~tf'iflgs Call (60 1) 684-7561 [()[" tllt:)t'(~ i)) fo):rnat:io)l. DEVELOPM ENT A I.I I A NCE