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OLDEST NEWSPAPER- Established 1824 Volume 194 USPS 462-260 50 per copy Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Number 5 99 Wilkinson County Weather Data Available Ann H. Davis, MSU Wilkinson Extension Coordinator/Agent L TREE FALLS ON CLINIC -- A lo- cust tree fell on the back of the Field Health System/Catchings Clin- ic in Woodville during a heavy rain storm at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, May 25. The tree fell from neighboring property onto the rear of the building and caused minor damage to the roof. The tree was re- moved the following day. The tree did not affect the clinic's operation that day. Property owners stated that this is the second locust tree to fall from this same location. -- Woodville Republican Photo by Andy J. Lewis Scholarship In Late Dr. R. J. "Dick" Field, Jr.'s Name Goes To Univ. Of Alabama-Birmingham Student On April 26, 2018, Bess Butler, formerly of Lime- Stone County, Alabama, was ~warded a medical scholar- ship in the name of the late Dr. Richard Jennings Field, Jr of Centre~dlle. :- Butler, who originally ob- tain( ed a Master's Degree inengineering from the University of Alabama and practiced engineering in the defense industry, changed careers and won admission to theRural Medicine Pro-" gram (RMP) at the Univer- sity of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School. She and her husband, Lee Butler, of Haleyville, Alabama, who is also a member of the RMP program, intend to return to a rural underserved town to practice medicine following graduation and residency training. The award was given at the recent banquet honoring graduates of the pre-matric- ulation year required of all members of the ~RMP. The representative of the depart- ment College of Science and Mathematics, which admin- isters the pre-matriculation year noted Dr. Field's long- standing position as a ser- v.ant leader in the field of sur- gery and medicine in rural Mississippi and thanked the anonymous donor for their generosity. Dr. Field was a well-known and respected graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, and practiced his entire surgical career at Field Clinic and Field Memorial Community Hospital in Ce~-: trevi~e. FMCH is now known as Field Health System. by Woodville Republicari Publisher /kl dy J. Lennzis On Memorial Day, Mon- day, May 31, Editor Andy Lewis participated in some- thing he has not done in years. It wasn't that I had not wanted to take part in an age-old process, but it was simply because I had not had the chance. Over the long holiday we~:kend mywife, Lili, and I/~ned good friends Char- lie and Jan Netterville for a day of boating on Lake St. John which is located across the Mississippi River from Natchez. During the day Charlie Netterville mentioned that he was going to be working his cattle on Monday both near his place, Buffalo Riv- er Farm, and at this father- in-law's place on Hwy. 33 South of Centreville. I asked Charlie could I come and help out a little with the process which in- cluded tagging, vaccinat- ing and neutering the bull calves. "He replied, "Of course, I can use all the help I can get ." The process started at Buffalo Farms with the two of us plus six other helpers. The work began at about 7 a.m. and was completed by 9 a.m. The crew moved to the Joe Brian farm on Hwy. 33 South, where we continued the operation on the cattle pastured at this location. Joining Charlie and his work crew at the Brian Farm during the lunch break were landowners Joe and Gin Brian, Char- lie's wife, Jan Netterville, and lifelong cattleman and neighbor, Harry Cater. All told, we pushed about 400 cattle through the chutes including cows, calves and bulls. We all left the barn dusty and dirty from seven hours of work- ing cows. I really enjoyed being a part of the process, and I hope to help out next time Charlie "works his cows." This was something I did regularly in my early years, but this was at least 40 years ago. You see, my father, John S. Lewis, always had a few head of cows on family land just south and east of Wood- ville. I remember as a child going with him to check on his small herd. The high- light was riding in an old wooden trailer pulled by his trusty 1951 Ford 8N tractor. As I got old enough, it be- came my job to clip the pas- tures on our place. With the small size of the tractor and clipper, this process would take about 4-5 hard days of work. We also had a small catch pen where we gath- ered his cows, calves and bull for "working" like I did on Monday. I also helped out several friends when cattle working time came around. As I headed off to college my Daddy sold his herd knowing that he had lost his free help. Upon return- ing from college, I decided I wanted some cows. I got a loan from the old Farmer's Home Administration. I bought 10 mama cows with calves. I tended to their needs all summer and when it came time to sell, I did but my the money from my 10 calves didn't even cover my first loan payment. It was then I decided I was not cut out for cattle ranching. I also realized in a hurry I couldn't afford this pastime. The Delta Agricultural Weather Center, located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, is a joint effort between the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Mississippi State Uni- versity Extension Service. The purpose of this center is to provide historical and up-to-date weather data and products to aid farm- ers and landowners in making agricultural deci- sions. On March 31, 1996, the National Weather Ser- vice located at Stoneville closed its doors. Through volunteer efforts, weather data collection continued as it had since 1915 so there would be no gap in historical records. It was soon apparent there was a need for public access to weather data and a Fed- eral Extension grant was secured to fu/~d a central weather project. This grant allowed the Delta Agricul- tural Weather Center to become fully operational in May, 1998. The Center began operation with three on-farm sites recording weather information daily. Other sites were added and continued to be added throughout the entire Del- ta region. The Center currently has 15 fixed weather stations, including on~di~.Wilkinson County, and 20 seasonal stations. The automated weather stations measure precipitation, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, and soil mois- ture and soil temperature at various depths. Wind data are available every 15 minutes. All other param- eters can be found on an hourly and 24-hour basis. Weather Station Located Off Hwy. 61 South and known as "Stockett Farm" Data and tools are available on the Weather Center's website located at http://deltaweather.ex- tension.msstate.edu. The site includes current daily weather information (in- cluding rainfall); histori- cal weather information; planting date information for cotton, corn, rice, and soybeans; pond tempera- ture predictions, as well as other tools. To access the Wilkinson County Weather Station data, go to the website and click on either the tab for "Station List" or "Maps." From the station listing for the state, scroll down to the one named "Stockett Farm" to access the local weather data. Or, click on the Map tab on the web- site and a map of Missis- sippi will appear showing all the weather stations currently operating in the state. Click on the red icon on Wilkinson County and this will take you to the Stocket Farm weather sta- tion results. For more information contact the Wilkinson County Extension Office at 601-888-3211. LEARNING HOW TO DO COMPRESSION-ONLY CPR -- Woodville Republican Publisher Andy J. Lewis, left, is shown being taught how to perform compression-only CPR on Thursday, May 24, in a course taught by AMR Emergency Medical Technicians Tracy Tait and Brandon McKenzie. As a public outreach AMR will conduct classes for churches and other civic organizations. ou an Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Elections for U. S. Senate and U. S. Representative Candidates running in both Democratic and Republican Primaries. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See Sample Ballots on Page 7. AMR Southwest Miss. Offers Free CPR Training To Save Lives If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that per- son was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of Na- tional Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) op- erations across the country will partner with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Com- pression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics ar- rive. AMR Southwest Missis- sippi is looking to partner with schools, local businesses and other interested groups to teach the compressmn- only CPR technique, which takes less than five minutes to learn. "While our paramedics often get to an emergency quickly, during cardiac ar- rest immediate action can make the difference," said Tim Houghton, operations manager of AMR Southwest Mississippi. "Compression- only CPR can help save lives and is easy to perform. We hope that schools, busi- nesses and other groups will take this opportunity to get trained in compression-only CPR at no cost, making our community an even safer place to live. Our primary goal is to save as many lives as possible, and we hope we can get more people ex- cited about learning CPR by being part of a nationwide event." Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep blood flowing through a vic- tim's body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. It has proven to be effective in saving lives. The objectives of the course is as follows: Help save lives Increase community by- stander CPR Bring local communities together around recognizing and improving survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. To find out more about compression-only CPR and to find out how your group can be part of this event or at any other time, please call Bennie Boone, coordinatior of community relations and business development AMR Southwest Mississippi, at 601-442-4259, ext. 24203.