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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, April 9, 2015 THE FAR CORNER Ft. Adams & Lake Mary by Rhonda Quirk I was very pleased that Mr. Walt Grayson mentioned Wilkinson County in the April edition of Today in Mississippi. He encouraged folks to visit our court house and Clarks Creek Wilkinson County can become one of the main at- tractions for the state, if it is properly maintained. Our roads must be maintained in order to attract more tourists. Last Sunday, we took a short road trip to Now Roads, Louisi- an We decided to go through Mile Hill (Pond Pinckneyvi]le). The asphalt has been patched and the pot holes on the gravel mad aren't bad, but just like Jackson Point Road, much of the road is one lane. I was glad we didn't meet another vehicle. The Pinckneyville Road was horrible. Every pothole had been circled in florescent pink in order to mark bad spots for the bicyclists, who frequently travel our .roads. Needless to say there were pink circles everywhere. Tourism is a big business and we need to do all we can to ensure Wilkinson County prospers from it. I keep hearing folks say that the oil business is going to pick back up. I truly hope it does but even if it does I hope we have learned not to solely depend upon it to solve all of our problems. The natural re- somxs that exist here will al- ways be here. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mr. John Rusky from Clarks- dale. He is the owner of Qua Paw Canoe Company. He and his team come here each spring rise to launch their handmade canoes into the back water and begin their 10 day adventure down the Mississippi River to the Gulf. Mr. Rusky and I have had many phone conversa- tions in the past about poten- tial recreational businesses for our area. However, since Mr. Rusky only comes to Fort Ad- ares during high water he has never seen the conditions of our roads. Regretfully, there are so many buMness opportunities that simply aren't feasible just because of the road conditions. The ppi River has finally started to recede but it is still going to be a while before Lake Mary Road and Jackson Point will be passable. I enjoy the spring rise because you get to travel the vampy areas that are normally, not acces- sible in a boat. Mahy animals and reptiles have been forced to seek dry ground and the sights are amazing. Armadillos for ants as they float on a 10g. Deer swimming the lake. Wild hogs huddled together on a patch of marshy ground. I love to share the many won- ders that we witness daffy. The fish are finally coop- erating. Mr. Dude Johnson just stopped by with a cooler full of catfish and some folks have been catching bass in areas where the current is stronger. However, not ev- erything about the spring rise is blissful. Dangerous boating cendi- tions also accompany the high water. Last Friday, Game Warden Gary Crtma saved a man from drowning in the ppi River. It appeared the boat had hit a log and dis- lodged the man from his boat. He was not wearing a life jack- eL The water was 52 feet deep. Officer Crum was able to pull the man to safety. Great job Officer CIama! March was a pretty good month for The Far Comer Re- sale and Chit Shop. I sold three of my paintings and since I have never had professional painting lessons, it was excit- ing for me. The spring rise also .s many visitors to our .ca and I have really enjoyed meeting so many now folks. I hope to see you soon in The Far Comer! Vegetable Gardening Quick Tips Submitted by Ann H. Davis, MSU Extension Service Wilkinson County Vegetable garden plant- ing time is finally here! But before planting, think about how much product you want and/or need before stick- hag seeds and plants in the ground. Can you really use thir- "ty pounds of hot peppers? Plants are generally s01d in a six pack and many hot peppers yield five pounds per plant. On the other hand, many of us can use more than sixty pounds of tomatoes in a summer, so six plants not be enough. On average, a staked tomato plant Hill produce an estimated 5 to 8 pounds per plant, while plants trained via trellis or cage can produce more. One family barbecue may use three or four pounds just on hamburgers. Yellow squash and zuc- chini are infamous for pro- ducing much more than can be used. Each plant produces on average two squash every three days. Gardeners who eat a lot of squash require two plants per person which should produce ten squash a week. Look around and pick up something new instead of planting more than you need of your normal gar- den plants. Edamame, the edible form of soybeans, is not a typical southern veg- etable garden item but our climate is right for growing them. These short plants grow relatively quickly from seed to harvest with some cultivars ready in as little as seventy days. However, most cultivars take about ninety days to harvest. Grow edamame like bush lima or butter beans. One cultivar of edamame actually has the name "Buttorbeans" so you can have tim with the neigh- bors tolling them that those short, hairy plants produce butter beans. For more information about vegetable garden- ing, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Office and request a copy of MS State University Exten- sion publication 1091 the Garden Tabloid or find the publication on the Exten- sion website at www.msu- cares.com. FISHING EVENT FOR KIDS -- Scenic Rivers Devel- opment Alliance and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) held a "Let's Wet A Hook" Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, April 4, at the Wilkinson County Park on Hwy. 61 North of Woodville. The free event was for youths ages 15 and under, and a large number of kids par- ticipated. The purpose of the event was "To teach a kid the joy and fun of fishing!" Centreville resident Marlin Reid who serves as president of the Board of Scenic Rivers' Development Alliance said, "I'm very excited that Scenic Rivers Development Alli- ance could sponsor this event for kids of the area. The plan is to make it an annual event as a means to promote tourism and recreational opportunities in Wilkinson County." The photo at top shows a number of the young fishermen with their catch of the day posing with Joseph Parker, Executive Director of Scenic Rivers, Sherry Hazelwood of the MDWFP and Angela Harvey of Scenic Rivers. The lower left photo shows Landon Bigner of Centrev- ille as he was waiting for a bite. The lower right photo shows a wildlife conservation officer helping kids with their tackle. Each and every participant was awarded a door prize. -- Photos Courtesy of Trev'a Reid Supervisors Told They Have $50,000... (Continued from Page 3) Haynes Lane is a loop road know who the violators are, which is .33 miles long and located in District Three. Third District Supervi- sor Bankston said, 'ais is a public road, and it has been for years. The county works it. You can't put up gates on public roads." Administrator Lewis said, "You can't put up a fence that keeps the public from using this public road. That's what the law says. If it was a private road, that would be different. If you can get ev- eryone on the road to sign a document stating that they want it to be a privato road, the county will consider abandoning the road." Ms. Parker said, 'ais won't happen. Most of the other folks on the road are in favor of the four wheelers on the road." Lewis said, "It is against the law to drive an unli- censed vehicle on a public road and to drive in excess of the speed limits." Sheriff Jackson said, 'ais is a problem all over the coun- ty and a difficult problem to handle. When someone calls in a complaint to my office and by the time a deputy gets there, the violators on the four wheelers are long gone. If the complainant doesn't Wilkinson County Christian Academy Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students The Wilkinson County Christian Academy school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex to all the rights, privileges, Programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sex in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS K-12 I 2015-2016 PRE-REGIsTRATION IN PROGRESS Pre-Registration fees are non-refundable: Day Care ages 2-4 -- $200 per child & $50 Building Fee After April 30: Day Care -- $250 per child & $50 Building Fee K5-12th grade -- $200 per child After April 30: K5-12th grade -- $300 per child Wilkinson County Christian Academy P. O. Box 977 Hwy. 61 South, Woodville, MS 39669 601-888-4313 it is all but impossible to find out their identity." County Assistant Engineer Doug Wimberly presented the board with a bridge in- spection document for their approval. "The Buffalo River bridg- es on the Jackson Point Road and Lake Mary Road require underwater inspec- tions. The state hires the company to do the inspec- tions, and the funding is from state money, so all I need is board approval of the project," said Wimberly. On motion by Hollins and second by Seal, the work was approved by 4-0 vote. The next scheduled meet- ing of the Board of Supervi- sors will take place on Mon- day, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Wilkinson County Court- house. Town of Crosby RUNOFF ELECTION Alderman Vacancy SAT., APRIL 11,2015 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Absentee ballots will be accepted until noon on Saturday, April 4, 2015 Town Clerk - Kenneth Shell - 601-639-4516 Town Hall Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 am-noon POSITIONS ANNOUNCED ]he Wilkinson County School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions: Elementary/Middle School Principal Elementary Education Teachers Special Education Teachers - 112 English Teacher - 712 Biology Teacher Math Teachers - 712 Band Director Head Football Coach Head Baseball Coach Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic Bus Drivers School Principal applicants must have a Masters of Administration/Supervision and a minimum of an AA in School Administration. Teacher and Band Director applicants for aforementioned positions must hold a valid Mississippi teaching certificate in the area applying for, be a good disciplinarian, and be well-versed in subject area. Head Football and Baseball Coach applicants must hold a valid Mississippi teaching certificate and have prior experience coaching. Automotive Service Excellence Certified Mechanic applicants must hold a valid Mississippi Class B Commercial Drivers License with a "P" endorsement and have knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance of school buses and other district vehicles. Applications may be obtained from the Wilkinson County School District, Office of Superintendent, 488 Main Street, Woodville, MS 39669, or on the District website www.wilkinson.kl 2.ms.us.com Wilkinson County School Board does not offer interim/ emergency certificates. Wilkinson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, or disability, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.