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Page 8 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Reunion Of William Causey Decendants April 21 The deeendants of Wil- liam Causey will have a Reunion on Saturday, April 21, at the Baptist Church in Liberty on Highway 24. It will start at 10:00 a.m. Bring a covered dish and come. Letter To The Editor Stronger Standards Lead To Stronger Workforce Mike Barkett, President Mississippi Construction Education Foundation Dear Mr. Editor, Being associated with the Mississippi Construction Edu- cation Foundation has taught me a lot about the incredible talent and determination of students who enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs. Thanks to Missis- sippi's strong network of CTE centers, students from all cor- ners of Mississippi have access to training and national cer- tification programs that can lead to stable, high-paying jobs in a number of growing profes- sions. Since becoming president of MCEF, I've witnessed a surge of interest in CTE ca- reer paths that are opening new worlds of opportunity for Mississippians. MCEF has played an instrumental role in this growth as the state's leading provider of craft training in high schools, com- munity colleges and appren- ticeship programs. MCEF partners with the Mississippi Department of Education to deliver training to 5,000 high school students enrolled in 109 career and technical education centers. But it's not our goal simply to increase the number of CTE enrollees in Mississippi -- we also must make snre they're equipped with the best train- ing and education possible so they can compete for top jobs no matter where they go after graduation. With that goal in mind, MCEF is focused on ensur- ing that our CTE centers value quality over quantity by achieving accreditation from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. NCCER accredi- tation reflects the higher de- mands being placed on CTE programs nationwide and will help position Mississippi graduates for greater suc- cess'. Since the introduction of statewide competency stan- dards in January 2017, the state's 186 CTE programs have worked to meet a spe- cial set of performance-based requirements, or risk losing state-related funding. We want to position all of Missis- sippi's CTE centers for suc- cess. That's why MCEF has been conducting assessments to determine if programs are in compliance and to help de- velop improvement programs for those falling short of com- petency standards. We've been very encour- aged by the response of CTE centers. Their leaders under- stand the need for increased rigor as well as the work that must be done for each center to earn the title of Accredited Training Education Facility (ATEF) from NCCER. MCEFs proactive steps ~ll keep the CTE momen- tum moving forward as we continue working to prepare Mississippi's workforce of the future. By 2019, Mississippi need more than 80,000 craft professionals to meet the needs of the state's grow- ing construction industry. We Hill get there through respon- sible stewardship of taxpayer dollars that includes raising the bar for all of our centers. McComb. MS HUNTING LAND NEEDED!i! Have qualified buyers looking for hunting land. Several 40ac- 100ac clients, 500ac- 1000ac clients, and many" in between. Call Alan 601-249-8436 or emaih alan@ dougrushingrealty,com Walker Sturgeon was in Woodville recently to visit with family and friends. While here he delivered a paper at LSU to the History Graduate Students Associa- tion and the History Gradu- ate School. The topic of his speech was "Nullification in Alabama." Also visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Sturgeon and Lon and Mrs. Alonzo Sturgeon was Laura Smith of London, England, a doctoral student at the University of Missis- sippi. She also presented a paper at LSU entitled "The Formation of Early Political Parties in America." April Calendar Of Events At Lane Regional Medical Center The following events will be held in April at I ane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main Street in Louisiana: Celebrate National rant CPR An e - On Arbor Day By The following support group Wednesday, April 11, at 10 am. Planting Trees learn the core skills of Infant meetirlgs meet in April at CPR at this free course for ex- Lane Regional Medical Center, National Arbor Day is Fri- 6300 Main Street, Zachary, pecting Or new parents, grand- day, April 27, this year, and the Louisiana: parents, family members and Arbor Day Foundation is mak- baby sitters. This course does Food Addicts Anonymous not offer a CPR Cert/fication ing it easy for anyone to cele- -- A weekly support group to brate the annual tree-planting provide fellowship for men and Card. Registration is required, holiday. Join the Foundation in women willing to recover from Seating is limited. Child care is April and receive 10 free shade not provided. Blood Drive -- Friday, April trees. in the summer and vibrant 13,from 7 a,n until8p.m.Do- Byjo'ming the Foundation in colors throughout the fall," said nating blood is a simple, safe April, new members receive the Matt Harris, chief executive and life-saving gift. Just one following trees, red oak, sugar of the Arbor Day Foundation. pint ofblood can help save up to maple, weeping willow, baldcy- "Through the simple act of three lives. Please consider do- press, thornless honeylocust, planting trees, one person can nating blood today. Call (225) pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, make a difference in helping 658-4574 for more information, silver maple, and red maple, to create a healthier and more Lane Auxiliary's "Lavish "these trees provide shade beautiful planet for all of us to Linen" Sale -- Thursday, April enjoy?.' 26, from 7 am. until 5:00 p.m. shop at (225)658-4309. The trees ~ be shipped and Friday, April 27, from 7 postpaid with plantinginstruc- "Commit to Quif'--A smok- tions at the right time for plant- am. until 1 p.m. The sale in- ing and tobacco cessation pro- ing in April or May. dudes bed linens, throws, ham- boo memory foam pillows and gram provided by Cardiovascu- To become a member of more at discount prices. Cash lar Institute ofthe South. Ifyou the Foundation and receive or credit cards will be accepted, or someone you love smokes or the free trees, send a $10 Proceeds benefit the projects of uses tobacco and wants to quit, the Lane Auxiliary. For more then Commit to Quit can help contribution to TEN FREE SHADE TREES, Arbor Day information, please ~ the you succe~sfifily kick the habit. Foundation, 100 Arbor Av- hospital gift shop at (225)658- Call 1-877-288-0011 or visit enue, Nebraska City, NE 4309. For more information, Cardio.com/QuitSmoking. 68410, by April 30, 2018, or Call (225) 658-4587 for more visit arborda .org/april. please Hall the hospital ~ information. CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY -- Woodville resident Catchings Whetstone; the honoree; and sister, Glen Ray Whetstone III, second from right, was Frances Ann Whetstone Fitz-Gerald. He made a honored on the occasion of his 61st birthday short speech in which he thanked everyone for which was announced as the "40th Anniversary attending his party, but noted, "My real birthday of his 21st Birthday." The celebration was held at is tomorrow on Friday, March 30." He concluded South of the Border Restaurant on Thursday eve- his thank-you with a tip of his party hat and a bow, ning, March 29. The honoree is shown above with following which the large group of friends and his sisters and mother, from left to right: sister, family sang "Happy Birthday" and his cake was Catherine Whetstone McCarty; mother, Catherine cut and served. -- Photo Submitted Thimbles And Threads Holds March Meeting Thimbles and Threads Quilt Guild met on Thurs- day, March 22, at the Ex- tension Building in Wood- ville with twelve members present. Guild President Dio- nessia Dawson called the meeting to order. During the business meeting, the group decided to celebrate "Christmas in July" again this year. Two squares us- ing red, green and white fabrics will be due at the July meeting. Further plans will be made before this event occurs. The president presented a program featuring the pattern, Nelson's Victory. The group's next Chal- lenge Blocks will be due in May. Challenge fabric was passed to all members by the president. Denise Ourso was the winner of 52 completed blocks when her name was drawn. We are looking for= ward to seeing that finished quilt. -- Club Reporter April Support Group Meetings At Lane Regional Medical Center the disease of food addiction, on the challenges of adjus .g Meets every Thursday, April to the changes in their lives. 5, 12, 19 & 26, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at noon, and Call Velma Alford at (225)715- lunch is provided. Registra- 9268. tion preferred. Call Lane Re- Grief Support Group -- A habilitation Center at (225) monthly support group to 658-6800. provide companionship, un- Alzheime~s Caregiver Sup- derstanding and support with port Group -- A monthly sup- others who have experienced port group to provide a place loss and are experiencing the for caregivers of persons with similar challenges that living dementia to develop a mu- with grief brings. Meets the tual support system and to first Friday of every month, exchange practical informa- April 6, at 2:00 p.m. Call Di- tion on care giving challenges anne Miller at (225) 975-1636. and ways of coping. Meets the Amputee Support Group-- fom~ Friday of every month, A bi-monthly support group April 27, at 2 p.m. Call Dianne to provide amputees a place Miller at(225)975-1636. to connect with others and ex- Call (225) 658-4587 for more change practical information information. GIS and Blonchord Industrial are seeking experienced croft workers for the ollowing positions lin our Offshore and Fabrication Divisions: v" Superintendents ./Crane Opercrtors Foremen v" Structural and Pipe Fitters v" Structurol and Pipe Welders 5coMold Builders v" Environmental Supervisors v" Electrical Techs v" Environmental Techs v" Riggers v" Instrument Techs v" Helpers v" Marine Electricians v Fire and Gas Techs *On-site Craft Testing One on One Interviews