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Page 10 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, May 31, 2018 :i~i~!~iiii:~iii: / WEATHER PATTERNS AFFECT during the summer, exposing habitat POND LEVELS -- Evaporation can and concentrating fish. -- Photo by lower pond water level several feetMSU Extension Service/Wes Neal Woodville Baptist Garage Sale June 2 & Bible School June 4-8 Woodville Baptist Church ~ i~ft.h will have a garage sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the corner lot Crystal and Justin Free- next to Jr's Auto Parts on man ofCentreville announce Main Street in Woodville. All the birth of their third child proceeds will be used for a and first daughter, Gracen summer mission trip. Pearl, on Friday, May 25, WBC Bible School will 2018, at Woman's Hospital be held on Monday through in Baton Rouge. Maternal Friday, June 4-8, from 8:30 grandparents are Ellen and a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each James Johnson of Crosby, day for children in kinder- and paternal grandparents garten through sixth grade. This year's theme for are Susan and Phillip Free- man of Centreville. Mater- Bible School will be "Game nal great-grandparents are On!" based on the follow- Linda Gene and Lee Carter ing Bible verse: 2 Peter 1:3 of Woodville. Paternal great- Gearing up for life's long grandmother is Tommie game. Smith of Central, La. Visiting last week in the home of her sister, Kathleen Daly, was her sister, Leisa Boteler of Florence. Jeff and Amanda Strickland and children of Hattiesburg visited over the Memorial Day holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Flaccomio, and her brother and sister-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Flaccomio and Anna Lynn and Richard, in Wood~lle and at Lake St. John, Louisian~ Annalise Whitaker of Ar- vada, Colorado, is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Whitaker. Weather Patterns limited water resupply. In the heat of summer, it is com- Impact Pond Levels mon to lose up to 1 inch of water per day to evaporation. by Dr. Wes Neal As summer gets longer each MSU Extension Service year, these losses can really add up. Terms like climate change There are ways to corn- or global warming may bat water losses to evapora- elicit different responses tion. One possible solution depending on your political is to increase the size of the viewpoints, but one thing pond's watershed. While this is certain: Our weather is is not possible for all ponds, changing, some are built in a way that Storms and flooding seem a small amount of dirt work more frequent and violent, can redirect more surface droughts seem more in- flow into the pond. This is es- tense, fires seem more out pecially true for ponds in and of control, and sea levels are around agriculture. However, encroaching our coastal cit- increasing the watershed ies. Regardless of the causes could increase water dur- or solutions, this is the new ing rainy periods, but water reality. These factors will levels could still drop during certainly affect Mississippi's droughts. estimated 160,000 ponds. Alternatively, pond water Unlike most of the United can be supplemented with States, Mississippi did not well water. This is easiest become hotter during the last and least expensive for ponds century, but its rainfall has near structures that already changed considerably. An- have accessible well water. nual rainfall has increased Otherwise, a well would need overall, but it usually comes to be installed -- at signifi- in heavier downpours than cant cost. in the past. This means most Well water typically has of the water runs off into no oxygen and may have streams instead of perco- dissolved materials that can lating into the ground. The be toxic to fish, so it needs result is that our soils have to be aerated by spraying or become drier, cascading before it enters Lower soil moisture means the pond. Aeration will oxi- less subsurface water flow dize metals like iron, which and falling pond water levels, will then sink harmlessly Sure, the heavy downpours to the bottom. Avoid adding can occasionally fill ponds, too much water at once, as it but during the dry summer could turn the pond over and months, ponds lose water kill fish. It is probably best to more rapidly. You have prob- maintain the pond's full wa- ably noticed less water in ter level, as opposed to filling your areas ponds during re- a partially drained pond. cent summers. These two options are ex- Many people see dropping pensive and not apprepri- water levels in August and ate for all ponds or budgets. think immediately that their Therefore, some pond owners pond is leaking. While this is may be able to reduce the ef- certainly possible, the pond fects of a changing climate, may simply be suffering from but most of us will probably high evaporation losses and just have to deal with it. Shining more lighL on solar. V Entergy Mississippi ,s committed to providing affordable, reliable and clean power to Mississippians for generations to come. So we're making it easier for our customers to self-generate solar electricity and incorporate solar power into our power grid. Thanks to net metering, registered solar users earn credit for excess solar energy sent back to the grid. The Mississippi Public Service Commission is making it easier to understand how solar can work for you. "A Consumer's Guide to Solar Power in Mississippi" provides information on how solar and net metering work, and the details you need to consider before purchasing or leasing hardware. Get the working group's guide for free at entergybrightfuture.com. The following support group to provide amputees a place meetings will meet in June at to connect with others and Lane Regional Medical Center, exchange practical infor- 6300 Main Street, Zachary, L~ marion on the challenges Grief Support Group - aof adjusting to the changes monthly support group to pro- in their lives. Date: Friday, vide companionship, under- June 15. Time: 12:00 p.m. standing and support with oth- (lunch provided). Registra- ers who have experienced loss tion preferred. Call Lane Re- and are experiencing the simi- habilitation Center at (225) lar challenges that living with 658-6800 grief brings. Meets the first Alzheimer's Caregiver Friday of every month. Friday, Support Group - a monthly June 1, at 2 p.m. Call Dianne support group to provide a Miller at (225) 975-1636. place for caregivers of per- Food Addicts Anonymous sons with dementia to devel- - a weekly support group to op a mutual support system provide fellowship for men and and to exchange practical women willing to recover from information on caregiving the disease of food addiction, challenges and ways of cop- Meets every Thursday: June ing. Meets the fourth Friday 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 5:30 p.m. Call of every month. Date: Friday, VelmaAlford at (225) 715-9268. June 22, at 2:00 p.m. Call Amputee Support Group Dianne Miller at (225) 975- - a bi-monthly support group 1636. I am a proud conservative. I am prodife. I am a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. I believe in a strong Military. I believe that cutting taxes and slashing red tape grow the economy. m I believe thatpeople spend their money better than government does. I believe that small business drives our economy and they create jobs, no tgovern t: