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Page 4A The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Far Corner Lake Mary and Jackson Point CATCHES LUNKER BASS -- Mona Whitaker of Woodville caught this huge bass at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in a farm pond. She used a watermelon colored Baby Bush Hog to entice the bass to bite in about three feet of water. The bass, estimated at 11 pounds, is thought to be a female full of eggs and on her nest ready to spawn. "This is by far the largest bass she has ever caught in 40 years of fishing. The bass was photographed and released back into the pond. Her husband, Rever- end Warren Whitaker, states that he believes that this was a Florida hybrid bass. -- Submitted Photo Upcoming Healthy Lifestyle Program In Wilkinson County Submitted by Ann IL Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Service Phone: 601-888-3211 Emaih Mississippi State Uni- versity Extension Service in Wilkinson County in partnership with Jeffer- son Comprehensive Health Center, MS SHINE Project and the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition is conducting a Healthy Lifestyle/Health Achiever Program. The program is not about a diet or an easy fix. It is about healthy eating; portion control; increasing activity; striving for a healthy life- style; feeling better physi- cally; improving serf-esteem; and helping to control condi- tions and diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes ,nd heart disease. The eight- w, ek program will be held c Vhursdays at 5:30 p.m. ;:, ring with the first ses- Thursday, April 4, ;he J.tL Hamilton Ex- tension Building in Wood- ville. Each weekly meeting will provide participants with re- search-based educational in- formation related to healthy eating/healthy lifestyles, as well as including weekly ac- tivity sessions. Topics will include but are not limited to Goal Setting, Becoming Physically Active, My Plate and Serving Sizes, Making Better Meal and Beverage Choices, Emotional Eating & Fad Diets, Eating Out Smart, Salt and Sodium In- take and Stress Eating. Ex- ercise sessions will consist of walking, flexibility and strength training, and mov- ing to the beat. At the con- clusion of the program, par- ticipants will meet monthly to share their success stories and for encouragement. Par- ticipants should gain dear- ance from their health care professional prior to starting this program. County residents are invited and encouraged to participate in this free healthy lifestyle and nu- trition program. Pre-regis- tration is required. For more information and to pre-reg- ister, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Service at 601-888-3211. Big Reach! Small Price[ Run this size ad in over 100 newspapers statewide for less than $11 per paper. Call your local newspaper or MS Press Services at 601-981-3060. Studies show that using Testosterone products may significantly increase your flsk of a heart attack, stroke, blood clots and death. If you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries, call 1.800.THE-EAGLE now about making a claim for substantial monetary compensation. No fees or costs until your case is settled or won. We practice law only l in Arizona, but associate with lawyers throughout the U.S.2 ..  .... GOLDBEItG & OSBORNE =,. = 1-800-THE-EAGLE :: i ,=,=.o,, (1-8OO-843-3245) t=[ WWW. 180Otheeagle.con  I risk of bladder cancer. 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Landowners in this area complain that Second District Supervisor Richard Hollins and his road crew continue their practice of doing nothing to maintain the Jackson Point and Lake Mary Roads. -- Submitted Photo by Rhonda NL Quirk I dwell on Lake Mary and Fort Adams, but it has been brought to my attention that folks all over the county are suffering right along with us. Our problems here am vast, but I hope the county will rec- ognize the effect that years of neglect have taken on our roads and not let it happen in other districts. I realize roads am not the supervisors' only responsibility, but more mon- ies must be allocated for county roads. My goal is to promote recreation and to emphasize the important role that it plays in the economic growth of our county. Every taxpayer in the county should be recognized and treated fairly. No one should have to travel neglected and in some cases dangerous roads. Last week, many private individuals (at their expense) began working on Lake Mary Road. However, nothing could be done on Jackson Point until Mike Quirk fixed a Wash pump to pump water out of the deep gorges in the road bed. Every evening he has been pumping water fi'om the gorges. Today, Kirk and Stewart Smith of Ero- sion Control am helping Mike move dirt (donated by Mr. George Haynes) and hauling gravel to fill in the mud pit. Mr. Sal Piazza is providing the diesel. We are hoping to get some financial help from other landowners to help pay Ero- sion Control for their time and gravel. This is truly shameful to ask taxpayers to pay once again. However, we have no choice, and Lake Mary folks are in the same situation. It is very unfair that the taxpayers are now responsible for the expense of maintaining county roads. Yesterday evening, I went with Mike to pump water out of the mud pit. We were on the buggy (ATV), and we met a Yukon with a Minnesota li- cense plate. The look of horror on the couple's faces as they slowly pulled up to the mud pit CONCORDIA was so shameful to me. They slowly backed up and turned around. I hated that this was the impression that they would carry back to Minnesota. The Far Comer is beautiful, but because of the neglect, it is now an embarrassment. No one wantS to hold fishing tourna- ments on Lake Mary anymore. Who wants to drag a nice bass boat over giant holes on a washboard road? Real estate signs are popping up all over the Far Comer. Folks are just plain tired of being cheated. They pay property taxes and see absolutely nothing in re- turn. I would like to thank every- one who has donated time and resources to making repairs to The Far Corner. We are in danger of losing one of the greatest assets in the county if a long range plan is not im- plemented. The county must decide what to do with us. No one has the funds to maintain our roads, yet we continue to pay taxes. District two needs to set a separate budget for Lake Mary, Jackson Point and Fort Adams. It is unbelievable that so many tax dollars were col- lected from our area and none of it was spent on the rehabili- tation of our roads! This especially frigid win- ter brought with it feelings of gloom and hopelessness, coupled with the fact that the gorges and mud pit on Jackson Point Road made it extremely hard to travel, which made it even more depressing for me. However spring is here, the thorny briar bushes that line the levee are sparkling with tiny white blossoms that will soon become jniey dewberries that will fill my empty jelly jars. The blustery cold days have been replaced by long breezy evenings listening to the birds sing as the sun setS over the mighty Mississippi River. The magic of spring has once again returned and re- newed my hope and dedication to the preservation of The Far Comer. METAL !NC, _ OPEN MONDAY, FRIDAY 7:30 A.M., 4:30 P.M. 00Aluminum. Cans * Copper "_ " _ 318/336-$21S --" - ,.soo.72a.ez00 : Fish Day Now Is The Time For Stocking 3-5" Channel Catfish $37 per 100 6-8" Channel Catfish $57 per 100 5-7" Hybrid Catfish $80 per 100 BLUEGILL (Coppernose & Hybrid) REDEAR LARGEMOUTH BASS BLACK CRAPPIE (If Available 811" GRASS CARP FATHEAD MINNOWS KOI Wilkinson County Co-Op in Woodville, MS Tuesday, April 1, from 8 am until 9 am TO PRE ORDER CALL Arkansas Pond Stockers 1-800-843-4748 WALKUPS WELCOME RE ....,.= ST Call now for Pest & Termite Control. Service Technician BRENTwEADOCK 601-443-1496 Tuscaloosa Marine Shale News by Bernell McGchee Goodrich Petroleum has gone through a rough patch. The Mamh 24 news release re- porting results from its Amite County CMR 8-5H-1 well sug- gestS those days may be over. First, closure to the bad news. Goodrich has experi- enced a great deal of angst over several failed experi- ments in the Tuscaloosa Ma- rine Shale. From struggling to determine where to land the lateral (whether above or below the loose shale area known as the "rubble zone") to what sort of plugs to use when separating the frack stages, the news and results haven't been good for the last 3 wells or so. A new plan of action was announced in February following the announcement of its Huff well, but it was too late to make changes in their Weyerhaeuser 51H-1 in St. Helena Parish. Though started two months ahead of the CMR 8-5, this well has had so many issues, that it still isn't produdng. The ch news release for the Weyerhaeuser 51 H-1 basically read "Dud." It will produce, but not much. The CMR 8-5H-1 brought a little sunshine to the picture. This well averaged 900 BOE (barrels of oil equivalent) with reuglfly 96% oil in its first 6 days. To-date the highest daily production has been 950 BOE. As a reminder, the Cresby, the TMS's best well, didn't reach peak production until day 11. Good news. The news release also men- tioned that the Blades 33H- 1, located east of Kentwood, Louisiana, is currently being fi'acked and that the well was drilled in 36 days. The 36 days is a new record drilling time and is another positive sign for the play moving forward. The faster these wells can be drilled, the less they will cost and the higher probability the TMS will be declared commer- cial. Declaring the play com- mercial will be a meaningful step for the play. Some service companies won't make a com- mitment to the play until there is a formal declaration that the play will make it. In order for that to happen, we will need 8-12 drama free wells drilled, fracked and com- pleted'in a row with good pro- duction levels. Lefs hope the CMR 8-5H-1 is well number 1. And on that note, let's see what other pre-production wells are doing in the play. Wilkinson County: Halcon Horseshoe Hill 11- 22H-1 -- Ix)cated a mile south of the intersection of Coon's Mill Rd and Hwy. 24 4 miles east of Woodville, reportedly installed surface casing to around 320ff and is drilling ahead as of last Friday. EnCana Pintard 28H-1 -- Located 3 miles north of Cen- treville off Macedonia Road, at 18,100 feet and drilling as of March 21. Amite County: Encana Lyons 35H-1 -- Lo- cated 2 miles east of Cntrev- ille offofPepper House Rd., set- ting up to frack around April 1. Encana Mathes unit in south Amite County- Lomt- ed off Bean Road south of An- derson 17H unit, has surface casing installed and is below the 3000 foot level as of Sun- day. EnCana Lawson 25H- 1 -- Located in downtown Gillsburg, flow back began last week and should be hauling oil this week. Goedrich C.H. Lewis 30- 19H-1 -- I_oeated north of Bates School Road 1/2 mile west of Paul Honea Road, drill- ing well into the lateral at over 12,200 feet on Friday, March 22. Goodrich Nunnery 12-1H- 1 -- I_oted on east side of Claude Smith Road along Pike County line, 3 miles west of Magnolia, surface casing re- portedly in place and drilling below 3,000 feet as of March 21. Tangipahoa Parish: ch Blades 33H-1 -- Fracking has started. St. Helena Parish Goodrich Weyerhaeuser 51H- L(rted about 2 miles west of Chipola, flow back has started with low volume and low pressure. East Feliciana Parish: Goodrich Beach Grove 94H- 1 -- Located about 4 miles west of Wilson, LA off of Car- ruth Road, reportedly drilling at over 10,000 feet with surface casing installed as of Friday, March 24. Stay tuned Please provide information or feedback you have for this column to bernellmcgehee@ Fire Ant Control: Spring, Summer And Fall Submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Service Phone." 601-888-3211 Emaih The official "first day of spring" has arrived, grass is growing, flowers are blooming, and folks are def- initely in yard beautifica- tion mode. As part of yard beautification and mainte- nance, homeowners need to go the extra mile, so to speak, to control fire ants. Fire ant mounds are not only unsightly, but their stings are painful. According to MSU Ex- tension Entomologist Blake Layton, effective, afford- able fire ant control is best achieved and maintained by using a two-step con- trol program. Step 1) Use a small hand-held spreader to broadcast a granular fire ant bait (Amdro, Ex- tinguish, Advion, etc.) over the yard three times per year. Don't try to treat in- dividual mounds with the baits -- just spread them over the entire yard. Don't wait until you see big fire ant mounds in the yard; treat preventively. Use the holidays (Easter, Indepen- dence Day and Labor Day) to remind you it is time to make a bait applica- tion. Don't apply too much bait at one time; rates for most baits are only 1 to 1.5 pounds per acre. Proper, preventive use of granular fire ant baits will reduce the number of mounds in your yard by 80 to 90 per- cent. Step 2) Keep a can of one of the dry mound treatment products on hand to spot treat mounds that survive the bait treatments. Apply these insecticidal powders to mounds as soon as you notice them, following la- bel directions. Treatments that contain acephate are fast-acting and highly ef- fective, but acephate does smell bad. Treatments con- taining deltamethrin or cyfluthrin have little odor but are slower-acting and somewhat less effective. For more information on fire ant control, refer to MSU Extension pub- lication 2429, Control Fire Ants in Your Yard: http// publications/p2429.pdf or go to the Extension Fire Ant Website at http://msu- index.html Other common insect problems and what to do about them can be found in Extension publica- tion 2568, Protect Your House from Termites; publication 2369, Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants in the Home Landscape; publication 2347, Insect Pests of the Home Vegetable Gar- den; and publication 2443, Control Household In. sect Pests. And, for the vegetable gardeners -- Ex- tension publication 1091, The Garden Tabloid is available. Publications and infor- mation can also be obtained by contacting the Wilkin- son County Extension Ser- vice at 601-888-3211. Energy Industry Job Fair Set In Natchez March 27 An energy industry job fair has been announced for Thursday, March 27, at the Natchez Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Drill Mississippi, a partner- ship of Natchez, Inc., and Visit Natchez. The event will have rep- resentatives from a number of companies in the energy field. The event is open to the public. Interested individu- als are asked to bring a copy of their high school diploma or GED certificate and a re- same'.