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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, May 17, 2018 MISSISSIPpi'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - E~ta.btillt~ I824 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) isI I Published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $30.00 perI I year in Wilkinson County, $32.00 per year outside Wilkinson I I County & in Miss and $34.00 per year outside Mississippi. [ [50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, I +IMS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888-I 16156. Email: wrepublican @bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- I lage Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: SendI l all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN,I I P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. I 11 iiiO fi iii A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Former Pastor of CentreviHe & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever " John 14:15-16 (NKJV) Jesus' words here were intended to be of great com- fort to all Christians, never more-so than to those of us who live in the tur- moil of today's world. We have this promise (written in Red) of One Who will always be with us, not as visitor but as One Who lives within us to give us of His wisdom in all things. I am troubled by the ma- ny errant ideas about the Holy Spirit's role in our lives, too often we see :Him as our attack dog, leashed and following along behind ready to do our bidding, or, we see Him as being a Divine visitor, showing up at those times of extraor- dinary need when we have been earnestly in prayer. Some see Him as the One Who will take full control of every aspect of life and give them the freedom to live irresponsibly expect- make it ing Him to ~. right. We have all heard the say- : ing "ff God is your co-pilot !you're in the wrong seat", indicating that we should let Him drive, the truth :is that He doesn't drive, He doesn't take over, He doesn't force us to do any- thing against our will and He will not affirm any con- duct against God's nature. Remembering that the promise is for those who love Jesus, we must un- derstand that this means those who continue to love Him, and for those faithful the Holy Spirit is present to be involved in every as- pect of our lives. Not just in the really big things in life, not just in those mo- ments of great trial or suf- fering or indecision, but in every moment of every day we have Him to rely on in making even the most basic of choices. He is so (if we allow Him to be) willing to guide us through life and all of it's compli- cations, and to help us in any way necessary to fulfill God's purpose for that life. He is not here to help us fulfill our own purpose if it is contrary to His own. Sometimes the way He would have us follow might seem rocky or difficult, it has a purpose which can only be seen in hindsight, for those who love the Lord there is no other right path than the one on which the Spirit leads. The Holy Spirit is not with us to necessarily make us happy on this earth, what Christian has not ex- perienced (or will experi- ence) grief and pain? He is present with us to make us holy, to :declare Jesus to us and to strengthen our relationship with our Lord as we are moving through this world on our way to the "joy unspeakable" that is eternal life. Follow Him. NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, the United States of Amedca, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture, is the owner and hold- er of the following real estate deed(s) of trust, secudng an indebt- edness therein mentioned and covering certain real estate here- inafter described located in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, said deed(s) of trust being duly recorded in the Office. of the Chancery Clerk in and for said County and State: Trust Deed Grantor(s) Date Executed Book Page Willie Henry Johnson, Jr. August 23, 1985 90 622 and Marilyn A. Johnson The indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust dated August 23, 1985, executed by Willie Henry Johnson and Madlyn A. Johnson was assumed by Debra Fay Johnson with Assumption Agreement dated April 8, 2008. The indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust dated August 23, 1985, executed by Willie Henry Johnson and Madlyn A. Johnson was subsequently assumed by Erika M. Johnson with Assumption Agreement dated February 14, 2011. WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of the indebted- ness secured by said deed(s) of trust, and the United States of America, as Beneficiary, has authorized and instructed me as Substitute Trustee to foreclose said deed(s) of trust by advertise- ment and sale at public auction in accordance with the statutes made and provided therefor. THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that pursuant to the power of sale contained in said deed(s) of trust and in accordance with the statutes made and provided therefor, the said deed(s) of trust will be foreclosed and the property covered thereby and hereinafter described will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the West front door of the County, Courthouse in the city of Woodville, Mississippi, in thei aforesaid County and will sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00AM and 4:00 PM) on June 11, 2018, to satisfy the indebtedness now due under and secured by said deed(s) of trust. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. The premises to be sold are described as: Lot 29 of the Westside Estates Subdivision as shown by the official plat of said subdivision of record in Plat Book 3, Page 15, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Date: May 17, 2018 Michael Perry Substitute Trustee Duly authorized to act in the premises by instrument dated December 20, 2016, and recorded in Book 1, Page 570, of the records of the aforesaid County and State. Publish: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 Mary Herrington Graveside services for Mary "Abbie" Herrington, 79, of WoodviUe, were held at Hopewell United Method- ist Church cemetery with her grandson, Dr. Woods Curry, officiating. Mrs. Herrington was bern in Wilkinson County on Feb- ruary 5, 1939, the daughter of Grady and Irene McCur- ley. She died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Field Health System in Centreville. She was a retired teller at Commercial Bank in Wood- ville. Survivors include one daughter, Patti Curry of Woodville; three sons, James Herrington of DeRidder, La Robert "Bob" Herrington of Ellisville; and David "Bud" Herrington.of Woodville; two sisters, Bettye Sumrall of Woodville and Gloria Hebert of .Baton Rouge, La.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Brett Herrington, Dr. Woods Curry, Timothy Herringten, Tucker Curry, Dr. Robert Lewis, Christopher Hughes, Johnathan McGraw, Jack- son Hughes, Dr. David Sum- rail and Robbie Jefcoat. In lieu of flowers the fam- ily is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Hopewell United Methodist Church. Newman Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Brenda Lee Jones Funeral services for Bren- da Lee Jones, 55, of Wood- ville, will be held on Thurs- day, May 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Baptist Church near Wood- vitle with Reverend William Mealey officiating. Burial will follow in Ce- dar Rest Cemetery in Wood- ville with Newman Funeral Home in charge of arrange- ments. Visitation will be held at the church the day of the fu- neral from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m, Mrs. Jones was born in Woodville on March 2, 1963, the daughter of the late Ruth Jones. She died at Merit Health Hospital in Natchez on Sunday, May !3, 2018. Survivors include one daughter, Renee Katherine Jones of Woodville; a son, Jeffery Lee Jones of Wood- ville; five sisters, Polly Meal- ey of Woodville, Mary Jones of Centreville, Katie Jones of Hammond, La Ethel Jones of Jackson and Mar- jorie Jones of New York, NY; three brothers, Larry Jones and Freddie Jones, both of Woodville, and Jerry Jones of Centreville. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Arlington Jones; two brothers, Robert Jones and Roger Broadway; and her grandparents. Pallbearers were Willie Norman, Marcel Smith, Jr John Sanders, jimmy Davis, Joseph Davis and Leonard Jackson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffery Jones, Phillip New- ton, Keith Blake, Freddie Jones, Jerry Jones and Larry Jones. and Mary Catherine Van Buren, both of Woodville; one brother, Cecil Geter of Vicks- burg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death guardians who raised her, Sidney and Annie McCutch- eon; by her husband, Da- vid Murray; three brothers, William Lee Geter, Freddie Geter and Aubrey Geter; and a stepdaughter, Theresa Tuggle. Pallbearers were James McKlemurry, Jr Jamie Dooley, Clifton Geter, Buddy Ashley, David Lee Geter and David Kaleb Smith. Ellen J. Palmer Funeral services for Ellen J. Palmer, 102, of the Less- ley community of Wilkinson County, were held at Rose Hill 2nd Zion Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Burial followed in Ce- dar Rest No. 2 Cemetery in Woodville under the direc- tion of Mercy Funeral Home. Mrs. Palmer was born in the Lessley community on September 15, 1915, the daughter of the late George Jolla and Mamie Arbuthnot Jolla. She died at her home. Survivors include two sons, Leroy Palmer and Warren Palmer, Jr.; two daughters, Mamie P. Cage and Cherly Lee; 14 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Jason Miles, Leon Veals, Terrell Turner, Keith Cage, Herbert Poole and William Argue. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Palmer, Jr Clarence Wi]Jiams, Warren Palmer III, Ronald Palmer, Leroy Palmer, Charles Lee, Darryl F. Cage and Byron Cage. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Palmer; one grandchild, two brothers; and four sisters. Margaret Ann Murray Graveside services for Margaret Ann Geter Murray, 80, of Centreville, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Hopewell United Methodist Cemetery with the Reverend Warren Whitaker II officiating. Newman Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Mrs. Murray was born on March 26, 1938, the daugh- ter of the late Clifford Aubrey Geter and Etta Aliene Sand- ers Geter. She died on Satur- day, May 12, 2018, at Wilkin- son County Senior Care. She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sis- ters, Louise McKlemurry itter Keep Wilkinson County clean! Ft, Adams &LakeMary by Rhonda Quirk The water has start- ed receding, but Lake Mary Road has suffered a tremendous amount of abuse from this high wa- ter. Now, we are expect- ing a significant drop, but it will jump back up to around 47 feet. It won't hang around for long then head out for good. I want to urge folks to pay attention to Mrs. Dorothy Foster's .face- book (Sonny's Bait Shop) comments about the road situation. It could save you from being stuck on Lake Mary Road. Mr. Sonny also places col- ored ribbon around im- passable areas. That ole buckshot mud can fool you. It looks solid as a rock, but it is not. Believe me, before Mr. Sonny started marking bad spots with ribbons, we got stuck. We weren't the first, nor were we the last. Please be careful. I understand that a private individual is working on the Lake Mary Road today, May 12, 2018, so that folks can launch boats. The Buffalo Bridge is under .water and it is impera- tive that people be able to launch boats. We all appreciate private indi- viduals who come to the rescue. I get so Crustrated with the shape of the Second District. The bridge on Raccoon Road has been closed along with many others all over the coun- ty. Therefore, in order to reach Mr. Jimmy Shea's property you have to drive an additional 18.5 miles. It was about a fig teen minute drive from our camp. Now what used to be about a twenty mile round trip is over a fifty mile trip. However, if Mr. Shea didn't grade and cut trees off the oth- er end of the road, you wouldn't be able to get there by any means. The three and a half mile trip off Pinckneyville Road is quite treacherous, and I wouldn't drive it after a rain. I know the state mandated these closures, but are they aware of the danger they are putting people in who have to get to these properties? Mr. Shea has a beauti- ful place, and I am sure his taxes reflect every nickel's worth of it. Yet, it's one of those places in Wilkinson County that you better not attempt to go to in the rain. It is not fair to expect people to pay such high property taxes and not provide a decent right-of-way. On a happier note, things are looking up for everyone on Lover's Lane. A big culvert is being installed to replace an old wooden bridge. It used to be the coun- ty was on the borrow- ing merry-go-round. The county would run out of money. Borrow some and pay it back at tax time. Then, we were fined time and time again for incompetency. Now, the county budget seems to be back on track. How- ever, our infrastructure has suffered a great deal in the process of regain- ing financial stability. Hopefully, recovery is on the way. (Continued on Page 2) Protect Yourself from Contractor Scums: Follow these tips when hiring someone to work on your home. Work with local busi- nesses: Make sure the references (at least a year Get it in writing:. Al- old) so you can check on ways be sure to get a writ- the quality of the work and ten contract with the price, newer references so you can materials and fimeline. The make sure *~ rrent :emp[o'y- more detail, the better. ees are up to.the task. Watch for "red flags": Make sure it's legal: Say no to cash-only deals, contractor has appropriate Confirm that any business high-pressure sales tactics, identification that tells you being considered for hire is and on-site inspections. it's a legitimate company, licensed and registered to do For More Information, Check out businesses at work in your area. Also, if check out BBB Scare Stop- BBB.org. in doubt, request proof of a per bbb.or~scam or for in- Check references: Get current insurance certificate formation on other consumer references from several past from the contractor's insur- topics, check out our blog'at customers. Get both older ance company, bbb.orgJblog. FIELD HEALTH SYST"EM Field Health System has an immediate opening: Licensed Practical Nurse - Full Time Catchings Clinic in Woodville, MS Administers nursing care to designated patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties. Experience: One to three years as a LPN preferred. Current MS Li- cense. Apply onlflae or send resume to: fhsms.org - dmcnabb@thsms.org - fax (601)645-5873 178 Hwy 24 E Centreville MS, (601)890-0500 loin THE CHOICE among rural health organizations NOTICE OF PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY The Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors will accept applica- tions and resumes for a part time employee to assist in the enforce- ment of the county's solid waste ordinance, building permit appli- cations within flood zones, and violations of illegal dumping with- in the county together with other miscellaneous job duties. The employee will assist in the compliance with and fulfillment of MDEQ and other financial grants. A post high school level educa- tion is preferred with education, training, and experience in various computer applications, accounting, financial management, machin- ery and equipment operation and maintenance, labor and people management, and the capacity to comprehend legal and financial terms within ordinances and grants. The employee must be capable of being bonded. ]-he position is part time with no county provided health insurance, retirement benefits, or paid vacation or holidays. Applications and resumes shotfld be received no later than 10 dclock A.M. May 21, 2018, and may be hand delivered to the County Administrator at the Wilkinson County Courthouse, or by mail to County-Administrator, RO. Box 1963, Woodville, Ms. 39669.