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Page 2 I/ ! t The Woodville Republican, Thursday, May 21, 2015 MfSSISSIPPI'$ O NEViSPAPI. F.,*tw.Mked 11124 gbe 0000000ui00'00e00blitan Woodville, Mississippi 39660 Andrew d. 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) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. \\; The individuals' names listed below have paid a fee to have their names listed in this weekly column. The names of candidates who have qualified to run the the Democratic First Primary Election will ap- pear on the Tuesday, Au- gust 4, 2015 ballot. Ifa run- off is needed, the Second Primary Election will be held three weeks later on Tuesday, August 24, 2015. This column does not nec- essarily indicate these are the only candidates running in each race. (I) Incumbent SHERIFF Calvin Gaines Reginald L. Jackson (I) Travis Sharp TAX ASSESSOR Jeremy'Uawod"Ephion(I) TmvaReid SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION Charles E. Johnson Annette M. Dillon Underwood CIRCUIT CLERK Brian L. Dooley JUSTICE COURT JUDGE FAST DISTRICT Chadie Henley Ernest H. =Emie" Smith (I) JUSTICE COURT JUDGE WEST DISTRICT Linda Ferguson Boyd Lee O. Dixon CONSTABLE EAST DIST. Edward M. Arbuthnot, Jr. John R. McKinney The following candi- dates have announced their intention to seek office as independent candidates in the Wilkinson County Gen- eral Election which will be held on Tuesday, Novem- ber 3, 2015. Individuals listed below have paid a fee to be listed in this column. This column does not necessarily indicate these are the only candi- dates running in each race. (I) Incumbent SUPERINTENDENT OFEDUCATION ShemekiaLay-Bailey TAX ASSESSOR Wevlyn I. "Cookie" James SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. WiISeal(I) SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. E. Kirk Smith SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. Earnest Newman SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. Mike Quirk SUPERVISOR 3RD DIST. William "Bill" Bankston (I) Venton A. "Bubba" McNabb are asking for, until we find what we seek, until the door that we thought closed swings open. We are reminded that the verses previous to this one and those after it are speaking of "good" things, so that when we ask for the good things of God or from God we must not simply ask or seek or knock but we should be devoted to the action of asking, seeking, and knocking. (Whether they be for us or another in need.) Jesus closes this passage with the promise that when we ask God for the Holy Spirit He is al- ways faithful to honor our persistent request. Since it is the Holy Spirit Who enables, empowers, and equips us to be able to complete God's work here on earth, shouldn't we be diligent to ask God for this precious gii? Come Holy Spirit; fill the hearts of your faithful... A column by Rev. Bobby Thorn]ain, Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Luke 11:9 (NKJV) This verse from Jesus' lips teaches us the impor- tance of Bible study ver- sus reading the Scriptures. There is much to be gained from a plain reading of God's word; sometimes though to grasp the com- plete thought we are re- quired to study the words themselves. The original Greek verbs used here -- ask, seek and knock -- are "continuous action" verbs meaning that they indicate we are to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeldng and to knock and keep on knocking. Until what, until when? Until we receive that which we !iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i Centreville Academy Graduation Held May 4 On Monday, May 4, Cent- Metz and Chase Stutzman. based on leadership, charac- Stutzman. reville Academy's graduation was held on the football field. The warm, breezy weather was perfect for the special oc- casion. The 47 seniors were excited about the ceremony and their future. The seniors proudly marched into "Pomp and Circumstance." Following the invocation by Braelon Bigner, ranked third in the class, Headmaster Bill Hurst presented the valedictorian, Alison Brabham, and saluta- torian, Casey Haygood, with medals. Casey welcomed the families and friends. He talk- ed about the many cliches he had heard throughout high school and thanked the fac- ulty and the families of the graduates for support. Alison gave the farewell speech for the class and spoke about the graduates using their talents to the fifllest. She also quoted scripture. "You should each judge your own conduct. If it is good, then you can be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare it with what some- one else has done." Gala- tians 6:4. Mr. Hurst recognized the Beta Club graduates who had maintained a four-year average of 86 or above. They were Brian Arnett, Javan Berninger, Braelon Bigner, Alison Brabham, Amanda Brown, David Carmichael, Casey Haygood, Jessica Hen- dry, Chase Hughes, John Marcus McDowell, Clayton Having maintained a four- year average of 95 or above entitled one student to earn Special Beta Honors. The student was Braelon Bigner. Miss Centreville Acade- my Amanda Brown and Mr. CentreviUe Academy Casey Haygood were presented plaques. They were chosen earlier in the year by their peers in grades 9-12 as the best representatives of what Centreville Academy means to them. Mr. Hurst presented citi- zeuship medals to Amanda Brown and Martin Long- mire. These medals go to the seniors who, in the opinion of the faculty, represent the ideal American citizen -- the person who faithfully gives of their best. The Jenny Lowry English Award is given each year by the former students of Mrs. Lowry to the senior student who best meets the requirements of excellence in English, scholarship and loyalty. Braelon Bigner was presented this award. Jessica Hendry went above and beyond what was expected of her in service for others. She exemplified the ideal of service before self. Jessica received a medal for this honor. Five students were in- ducted into the Centreville Academy Hail of Fame. One of the highest honors a stu- dent can receive is election to this distinguished group, ter, scholarship, school spir- it and school involvement. Alison Brabham, Amanda Brown, Jessica Hendry, Mar- tin Longmire and John Mar- cus McDowell were chosen as the 2015 members of the Hall of Fame. The Balfour Award is the greatest honor a senior can receive. The award is pre- sented by the faculty to the senior they feel has made the greatest contribution to the school during his or her high school years and has maintained a high scholastic average. The Balfour medal was presented to Amanda Brown. Her name will be placed on the Balfour plaque which is displayed in the hall of the high school building. Several students received scholarships. Academic schol- arships went to Braelon Big- ner, Alison Brabham, Will Burns, Jordan Clark, Jessica Hendry, Landon Jelks, John Marcus McDowell, Clayton Metz, Chase Stutzman and Allen Virgen. Athletic schol- arships were received by Kole Chandler, Casey Haygood, and John Marcus McDowell. A special scholarship is given each year. The William "Emile" Garrett Scholarship was established by Emile's family and friends. It was chosen by the administra- tion based upon the student's good standing, a GPA of 2.5 or better, and is registered with an accredited college. This year's winner is Chase Representing the Board of Directors, Mr. Slade Shaw presented the can- didates for graduation. He announced each name as Mr. Hurst presented each senior with his or her di- ploma. Graduates were Hannah Anderson, Brock Andrus, Brian Arnett, Ian Ball, Russell Bass, Caleb Beatty, Chelsea Bendily, Javan Berninger, Braelon Bigner, Brian Boudreaux, Alison Brabham, Shelby Brabham, Amanda Brown, Will Burns, David Carmi- chael, Kole Chandler, Jor- dan Clark, Caleb Crum, Matt Darden, Josie DeLee, Parker Doughty, Jus- tin Etheridge, Jacob Fly, Cole Glascock, John Gray, Brooke Havard, Chelse Hawes, Casey Haygood, Cody Haygood, Jessica Hen- dry, Daniel Hollingsworth, Chase Hughes, Dylan Ivey, Landon Jelks, Cody Joiner, Cory Lea, Martin Longmire, John Marcus McDowell, Michael McIntyre, Clayton Metz, Bailie Miller, Hayden Mounce, Alex Richmond, Amber Rushing, Nathan Sagely, Chase Stutzman and Allen Virgen. Amanda Brown gave the benediction and the newest alumni of Centreville Acad- emy marched out of the foot- ball stadium to begin new lives as high school gradu- ates. The spirits of the Class of 2015 were as high as their caps they tossed in the air. John E. Clingan A memorial service for John Edward "Hot Shot" Clingan, 88, of Woodville, was held at the Newman Fu- neral Home Chapel in Wood- ville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Mr. Clingan was bern in Foreman, Arkansas, on No- vember 17, 1926, the son of the late Roy L. Clingan and Lyda Dell Clingan. He died in Webster, Texas, on Mon- day, May 11, 2015. Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Wood- ward and Candy Richards; two sons, Andrew Clingan and Terry Clingan; a sister, Dorothy Bryant; 10 grand- children; and 10 great-grand- children. ,. [:Newan Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Charles James Charles James, a native and resident of Woodville, departed this life on Wednes- day, May 13, 2015, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, La. He was 92 years old. Mr. James was a retired WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned numerous medals during this 30 years of service including the Good Conduct Medal (7th AWD); Army Commendation Med- al (2OLC); Valorous Unit Award; Armed Forces Hon- or Medal (2D Class); WWII Victory Medal; Army of Oc- cupation Medal (GER); Na- tional Defense Service Medal (1OLC); Export Infantry Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Bronze Star Medal (1OLC); and the Vietnam Campaign Medal W/V DVC. After concluding his military career, he was a graduate of Alcorn State University where he was a President's Scholar. He was also a member of who's who Among College Students in 1975. He was a retired school teacher with the Adams County School Systems. He also served on the Town of Woodlle Board of Alder- men, and he was an elect- 00United Re00l Est-00e: Gibson Really and Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational Slade PriesL Melissa Field, Scott Lindsey, REALTOR REALTOR REALTOR, ALC, Forester 601-888-0094 601-467-7070 601-248-3561 ed official on the Board of Supervisors in Wilkinson County. Mr. James was an ac- tive member at Bleakhouse Baptist Church near Wood- ville where he served on the Usher Board. He served as president of the Benevolent Lxxige and as chairman of the Deacon Board until his health failed. He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Bernhard Hubner, Zambeanga Oanga City, Philippines; one niece; two sisters, Ollie Mae Webb of Woodville and Jessie B. Kirksey of Sandusky, Ohio; Betty Jo McGraw Funeral services for Betty Jo McGraw, 87, of Woodville, will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Woodville Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Rob Muncy and Brother Dil- lon Wicklifte. Burial will follow in Ev- ergreen Cemetery in Wood- ville with Newman Funeral Home in charge of arrange- ments. Visitation will be at the Newman Funeral Home Chapel on Main Street in Woodville on WedneSday, three brothers, Hurbert May 20, 2015, from 5 to 7 May 18, 2015. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wood- ville Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a member of the WMU. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Diane Ash- ley of Hemphill, Texas, and Leah McGraw Nations of Natchez; two sons, Mike Mc- Graw of Woodville and Yates McGraw of Lake Concordia, La.; a sister, Martha Hill- Dixon of Chesapeake, Vir- ginia; a brother, Buddy Bass of Van Buren, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; and 34 great- grandchildren. James and Robert L. James p.m., and on Thursday, May In addition to her parents of Woodville, and Henry L. 21, from 9 a.m. until the time she was preceded in death James of Wedgefield, South of service at.10 a.m. at the by her husband, s Me- Carolina. Woodville Baptist Church. Graw, and a, An- He was proceeded in Mrs McCaw was ber gelaMcGrawRutkowski, , th.. b,, 11L ar e nt,.%T,tl,,n-,,e%7, : , .......... lh,t and Marcella James; four sis- 1927, the daughter of the Ryan, Alton Guidrey, Stu- ters, Mary Lawrence, Ninnie Pointer, Lorraine Kennerson and Marcella Reed; and two brothers, William James and Percy James. Funeral services ll be at noon at Bleakhouse Baptist Church on Hwy. 24 East of Woodlle on Saturday, May 23, 2015, with the Reverend Reginald Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral which will begin at noon. Internment will be in the Bleakhouse Baptist Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Mercy Funeral Home, LLC in Clinton, La. late John Thomas Bass and Clara C. Munday Bass, and she died at Natchez Regional Medical Center on Monday, art Ashley, Benjamin Ash- ley, Morg Ryan, Pete Wil- liams, Bennett Jones ar.d Michael John McGraw. Natchez Salvage & Pads, Inc. 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