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Page 8 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, May 17, 2018 i:;, Wilkinson County Christian Academy News Spring sports were amaz- ing this year at WCCA! The Rams were outstanding at the Overall State Track Meet. In 21 events the Rams achieved 10 personal bests and a school record! Anna Charlotte Redhead and Ann Patin blazed the track in the 3200m race taking 2nd and 3rd re- spectively. Hunter Burgess threw for 4th in discus. The Girls 3200m Relay set a school record with a time of 11:39.44 and won 2nd place. Team members were Anna Charlotte Redhead, Ann Patin, Lexi Freeman and Brooke Baker. The boys 3200m Relay took 2nd place, and members were Hunter Gaines, Tal Redhead, Land- on Giroir and Will Olive. In the ll0m High Hurdles D'Mario Weathersby fin- ished with a third place. Ann Patin took 2nd place in the girls 1600m run, and Anna Charlotte Redhead became a state champion by winning the girls 800m Run. Other winners were Girls 1600m Relay -- 5th Place: Anna Charlotte Red- head, Bailey Devers, Lexi Freeman and Sydney Bry- ant. Boys 1600m Relay -- 5th Place: Will Olive, RJ Fisher, Landon Giroir and Lon Sturgeon. Boys 400m Relay -- 5th Place: Will Ol- ive, Lon Sturgeon, RJ Fish- er and D'Mario Weathersby. The girls were 4th overall! The Rams tennis season was nothing short of amaz- ing! The Rams played in the 2018 South State Ten- nis competition on May 2nd at Duncan Park in Natchez. South State Champions were mixed doubles: Tal Redhead and Sarah Robin- son, and boys doubles: An- drew Sessions and Hunter Burgess. We would also like to congratulate boys singles player Cullin Hendry, boys doubles team of John Fos- ter Orgeron and Brayson Boeta, and girls singles player Anna Claire Ryan, who all qualified for the MAIS State Tournament! On May 9th, the qualifiers traveled to the Ridgeland Tennis Center to compete in the overall state tennis tournament. Sarah Robin- son and Tal Redhead won the overall 2018 mixed dou- bles state championship. State runners up were Girls Singles: Anna Claire Ryan; Boys Doubles: Andrew Ses- sions and Hunter Burgess. WCCA DUO WINS SOUTH STATE AND STATE TITLES -- Wilkinson County Christian Academy's mixed doubles tennis team of Sarah Robinson and Tal Redhead, center, won the MAIS South State championship in Natchez on May 2, then went to Jackson on May 9 where they brought home the State championship. Shown with the victorious team are Coach Gary Smith and Assistant Coach Cathy Pourciau. -- WCCA Photo MR. AND MISS WCCA -- Selected as the 2018 Mr. and Miss Wilkinson County Christian Academy are Sarah Robinson and Cullin Hendry. The announce- ment was made at the annual WCCA Who's Who ceremony held recently. -- WCCA Photo Tournament semi-finaliststeam in the fall! were boys singles: Cullin Upcoming Dates: Hendry; and boys doubles: May 16, Awards Day, El- John Foster Orgeron and ementary, 10 a.m.; High Brayson Boeta School 1:30 p.m.; Thank you coaches Cathy May 17, Elementary Pourciau and Gary Smith! Class Parties; The Rams football team May 18, Graduation, 7 had a great Spring game p.m; La~-: Day of School for versus Prentiss Christian Elementary Students; Ear- on Friday, May 11, at South- ly Dismissal, 12:30 p.m.; Jr. west Mississippi Commu- High/High School Exams; nity College! We are looking May 21/22, High School forward to watching this Exams. WCCA'S HUNTER BURGESS SIGNS standing, from left to right, are SCHOLARSHIP -- Wilkinson Coun- as follows: Assistant Tennis Coach ty Christian Academy senior Hunt- Cathy Pourciau; Burgess' mother, er Burgess, seated, is shown as heMissy Burgess; his father, Casey signed a scholarship to play ten- Burgess; Head Coach Gary Smith; nis for the Southwest Mississippi and WCCA Headmaster Donna Loo- College Bears in Summit. Shown mis.--WCCA Photo by James L. Cummins The thinning of trees is an important step in the wildlife management pro- cess, and it helps improve your pocketbook. My mother has part of her family's land in Montgom- ery County. It has been in her family since 1833. Part of the land (25 acres) that was farmland in 1937 (that is the oldest aerial photo I have found) has grown up in a thick stand of green ash and sweetgum. Another part (30 acres) was growing a mixed stand of pine and upland hardwoods. Some of the oaks had died as a re- sult of stress. Nevertheless, my mother is primarily interested in income and I am primar- ily interested in wildlife. To reach both goals, we needed to do a "junk" cut or timber harvest. First, let's discuss what steps we took. We hired a forester to mark the trees which were to be cut. On the upland site, he marked sweetgum and pine that were very old or were crooked and taking up sun- light, nutrients and space from straighter trees. On the bottomland site, he marked primarily sweet- gum, sycamore, green ash, and oaks that were old and diseased. He also marked trees that were too close to- gether so the stand would be evenly spaced and each tree had plenty of water, nu- trients, and sunlight. Both high-quality and low-quality trees are good for wildlife, but the high- quality tree is the best income producer. Small trees are unsuitable for sawtimber because they are too small. In 10 to 15 years from now, both types of trees will be big enough for sawtimber, but only the quality tree will be used for sawtimber. The crooked pine tree will be used for pulpwood. It will be worth only about $7.00/ ton, whereas the straight pine tree will be worth about $24.00/ton. His- torically, the first tree will have increased in value at an annual compound rate of 5 percent, whereas the second will have done so at 19 percent. As invest- ments, one is great, the other is a loser. You want to eliminate the losers now to increase available water, nutrients, and sunlight for your income producers. I write this column be: cause of the strong need for good quality forest manage- ment in Mississippi. It is good for wildlife (and keeps my mother happy). Plus, you can make your forests/ wildlife habitat into superb investments. This won't happen unless you do some- thing now and do it right. And you can teach your children or grandchildren how to do it. So, by taking care of your big-d011ar trees, you'll protect the environment, create forests that will reg- ularly produce income, pro- duce all the timber we need, and maintain great areas to hunt and view wildlife. - Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Buffalo Water Association PWS ID # 0790002 May 2018 We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is desiened to int'o~"v-, a " " - . .'V: *~,~," bout the qtmhty water and servmes we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal :s to prowde you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the wa treatment process .and protect o~ water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of yore water, u~ water source consists oz 3 wells that draw from the Miocene Series Aquifer. ': A source water assessment has been completed for the water supply to determine the overall susceptibility of its drinking water to identify potential sources of contamination. The water supply for Buffalo Water Association received a lower susceptibility ranking to contamination. We're pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Patsy Cavin at 601- 888-6977. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the 3~a Thursday of each month at the Corinth Church of Christ at 7:00 pro. Buffalo Water Association routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2017. As water travels over the land or underground, it can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic and organic chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. It's impgr/~nh~ remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk. ~ .+ '. ~ w In this table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you bette~ ','' i5 understand these terms we~ve provided the following definitions: Action Level - the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. , Treatment Technique (TT) - A trea~nent technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. Maximum Contaminant Level- The "Maximum Allowed" (MCL)is the highest level of a contaminant that'i~ :, i'++ allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology :, ~ : ~ Maximum Contaminant Level Goal - The "GoaI"(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water b~l~w r : ) which there i~no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. : ~ ;, TEST RESULTS : ; :, Contamin~ Violation D~ Level Rasgc of Detec~ Uni~ MCLG MCL Likely Source of C onlmmimRion r q- Y/N Coll~edDetected or Measurement " ~' # of Samples Ex~ ding MCL/ACL 3 i Radioactive Contaminants emitters5Alpha N [ 2012" 12 i No.go PCi]I 0 15 lErosionofnaturaldeposits ,+~+;i~~ 16. FluorideN 2016' 0.198 No Range Inorganic Contaminants "~ from orchards; runoff from ~ elccu'onics production wastes --" q V 10. Barium N 2016" 0.0949 No ~ng Pprn 2 2 Disch~rg e o f drilling wa~ ~ ~i~L~ disch~e from met~ refine' ~ depusi 13. Chromium N 2016* 0.80 No Range Ppb 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp ~ 14. Coppar N 1/1/15 to 0.4 None ppm 1.3 AL=I.3 12/31117 ppm 4 17. Lead N 1/1/15 to2 None ppb 0 12/31/17 Disinfectants & Disinfectant By-Products CI2)Chlorine(as N ] l/l/17to 12.~ 1/17 1"0 I 0"28t ]'61] * Most ~ent sample results available erosion of naturA deposits ~ . Corrosioa of household pl~ systems; erosion of narm-al d~posits; leachia$ from wood pms~'va~vus 4 Erosion ofnalural dcposils; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum f~Xori~ AL=15 Corrosion of household plumbing ,systems, ~roslon ofn~rml depositS ppm 4 ,t,- 4 Water additive used to control~: microbes Additional Information for Lead If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines aud home plumbing. Buffalo Water Association is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot eonl~ol the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at The Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory offers lead testing for $10 per sample. Please contact 601.576.7582 if you wish to have your water tested. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE-- The time has come The group met for a special celebration which when Wilkinson County Christian Academy kin- ended with a pizza party and an awesome kick- dergarten students had to tell their big brothers ball game! The seniors have served as special and sisters goodbye and good luck! It has been mentors and friends for some of the school's a great year at WCCA where the senior class and younger learners on campus this past school kindergarten students shared hugs and laughter! year.-- WCCA Photo All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by substances that am naturally occurring or man made. These substances can be microbes, inorganic or organic chemicals and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno- compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/A1DS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological eontamlnants am available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-479I). This report is being published in the paper and will not be mailed. Please call our office if you would like a copy or if you have any questions.