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Sturgeon Serves As Governor Of First Families Of Mississippi Holmes Sturgeon re- cently completed a two year term as the Governor General of The Order of the First Families of Missis- sippi. As Governor General, he served as'he Chief Ex- ecutive Officer of this orga- nization and presided at all meetings and events during the past two years. The annual meeting of the First Fanfilies was held on Saturday, May 30, in Natchez at the Carriage House at Stanton Hall with the morning social at The Burn, home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Green, who gra- ciously opened their home for the gathering. Mrs. Mimi Miller of the Historic Natchez Foundation pro- vided a very informative talk on the early history of Natchez, including a slide show of recently discovered photographs which had not previously been shared with historic groups. The meeting brought members and guests from all over the United States. The First Families of Mississippi is composed of the descendents of the settlers who founded this state. Membership is open to those who can prove their descent from the brave men and women who struggled through the Colonial and Territorial periods and who created the community that became the State of Missis- sippi in 1817. The Order is devoted to collecting and preserving the records, doc- uments and relics relating to this early period in the history of Mississippi. The First Families will be particularly active in the upcoming Natchez Tri- centennial, slated for 2016. Also, Mississippi's Bicen- tennial will be celebrated throughout the year of 2017, and the First .Families will be instrument in the vari- ous events planned in con- nection with tle festivities and ceremonies which are Holmes Sturgeon deep, colorful and disputa- tious, and occasionally con- troversial and contentious. Beginning in the late 1600s and ending practically in 1798, Mississippi served as a colony of France, England and Spain, and then a ter- ritory of the United States from 1798 until 1817. Many people are surprised to learn of the bustling and enterprising lives led by these early colonists, many of whose descendents still reside in Mississippi today. Mr. Sturgeon, a local attorney and Wilkinson County Prosecutor, is also an avid historian, with his interests lying particularly in the history of Missis- sippi, and, more specifically, in the history of Wilkinson County. He has thoroughly enjoyed his experience in The First Families and his position as Governor Gen- eral and the other offices he has held through the years. He has been a member since 1992 and has delight- ed in the friends, relatives and associates he has had the opportunity to meet and visit through this society. Much interesting historical and genealogical informa- presently being planned, tion has been shared and Of course, Mis-ippi hasll,be u:'by him in ls a history that is rich and future research. Entrepreneur Academy To Start In Woodville June 18 Do you enjoy being your own boss? Are you a self starter? Do you want to im- prove your standard of liv- ing? Do you want to start that business that you have always dreamed of starting? If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, you will want to sign up for the Wilkinson County Entrepre- neur Academy. The first class is Thurs- day, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MSU Ex- tension Office located in the J. R. Hamilton Extension Building, 982 Second South Street, Woodville. The cost is $25 for all ten classes. If you are already in busi- ness and want to learn how to grow your business, this academy will offer strate- On Tuesday, August 4 Vote to Re-Elect ERNEST H. "ERNIE" SMITH East District Justice Court Judge Wilkinson County Holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from USM. Has over 400 hours in continuing edu- cation through the University of Mississippi Judicial College, JlGuuur Has served as your Justice Court Judge for the East District of Wilkinson County since lg90. Believes in fairness for all citizens of Wilkin, son County. I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT! Approved and Paid for by the Candidate Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 6r email ly noon Friday 7 8 8-12 8-12 10 11 14 14 14 14 17 2O 21 Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jefferson Fountain of Forest announce the engagement and ap- proaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth, to Dr. Joseph Luke Gatlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Dale Gatlin of Pickens. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Collins Hewes and the late Mr. Hewes of Woodville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Singley Fountain of Forest. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Graffon Randel of Pickens and the late Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Elijah Gatlin of Camden. Miss Fountain is a gradu- ate of Forest High School She is a magna cam laude graduate of Mississippi Col- lege where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She earned her Master and Doctor of Physi- The Woodville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 2015 ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED cal Therapy degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is em- ployed at Methodist Reha- bilitation Center in Jackson. Dr. Gatlin is a home school graduate, and he graduat- ed summa cum laude from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Medical Science. He earned his medical de- gree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also completed a Residency in Diagnostic Ra- diology. Dr. Gatlin earned a Fellowship in Body Imaging from Northwestern Univer- sity in Chicago. He is em- ployed as a radiologist with Lakeland Radiologists, P. A. of Jackson. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, the twen- ty-seventh of June, in a two- thirty ceremony at Forest Baptist Church in Forest. Mary Springs Church Of God Homecoming June 7 Mary Springs Church Of served at noon. Singers will God of Prophecy will be hav- be back at 1 p.m. with more ing Homecoming on Sunday, southern gospel music. June 7, 2015.  Mary Springs' Chur' is Fe.atur ' 81ngLs 7::  ']oCat, ed::hf'4015 Busy COmer The Shirys out of West Co- Rd. in Glbster. lumbia. Guest speaker will be Bring a covered dish and Bro. Tim Coalter. Service be- plan to stay and enjoy the day gins at I0:30 a.m. with lunch with us. BOS Announces Veteran Service Officer For County Page 3 WCCF's New Spanish Service "A Hit" With Inmates A weekly Christian service for Spanish-speaking offend- ers is growing in popularity at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, according to Warden Frank Shaw. 'Tae service is a hit with the offenders," he said. "I have personally spoken with the men who attend the meetings, and they say they really appre elate the work of our volunteer chaplain, Rudy Rivera, who is bilingual. They look forward to his visits each w]c" A majority of the Spanish- speaking population attend the service each week, he said. The Spanish service is the first of its type to be held at WCCF, according to Tira Jack- son, Deputy Warden of Pro- grams. It started last year at the suggestion of Rivera, who is originally from Honduras. A retired engineer, Rivera now lives with his family in Vidalia, Louisiana, where they attend the First Baptist Church of Vidalia. 'He's been coming faith- fully to the facility," said Jack- sen, noting Rivera has many years of experience in different types of ministry. %Ie is deft- nitely meeting a need. He gets along with everybody and is undoubtedly having a positive impact on our offenders." Jackson said the service to this spedfic population is an- other way for WCCF to show how it cares for the offenders. During his visits, Rivera uses both English and Span- ish translations of the Bible. He provides group studies and one-on-one counseling. He also assists the WCCF chap- lain with the distribution of literature and hygiene packets throughout the facility. Don't Wait Until Last Minute For Back-to-School Immunizations Now is the time to make sure your children's immuni- zations are up-to-date for the approaching school year. The Mississippi State Depart- ment of Health (MSDH) re- minds parents that state law requires kids to be immu- nized against childhood dis- eases to enter school, Head Start or daycare. According to the Cen- ters for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 95 percent of parents na- tionwide choose to vaccinate their children, protecting them against potentially deadly diseases. "Childhood vaccinations protect your child and those around them," said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs. '%Vhile it's great to see children receiv- ing required vaccinati-,, the back-to-school rush t c- es additional pressure on our county health department clinics. Parents should re- member the best protection is having their children im- munized on time. Immuniz- ing now can avoid long lines later this summer." Required vaccinations for children entering school in Mississippi for the first time include: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP); polio (IPV); hepatitis B; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); and varicella (chickenpox). There is also a requirement for children entering seventh grade to receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and per- tussis) vaccination. Parents must provide the school with a Certificate of Immuniza- tion Compliance (Form 121) from their local health de- partment or physician prior to school entry. You may check with your physician or county health department if you have ques- tions about which immuni- zations your child will need. Those 18 and under who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children program can receive vaccinations for $10 each. The MSDH accepts Medic- aid, Medicare, CHIP and the State and School Employ- ees' Health Insurance Plan (AHS). For more information on immunizations, visit www. lions. Follow MSDH by e- mail and social media at The Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors has an- nounced the hiring of Jim Sterling to serve as Wilkin- son County's Veterans Ser- vice Officer (VSO). Sterling is currently serv- ing Amite County as its VSO. The Wilkinson County Veterans Service Office is lo- cated in h Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse. Office hours are Wednesdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.n The. office opened on Wednesday, June 3. To contact VSO Sterling please call 601-657-4197 or email hi at amitevso@bell- The Veterans Service Offi- cer perf(rins administrative work in advising armed forc- es veterans and dependents gies for success from experts, includin people who own their owa successful small businesses. And the truth is that all ig businesses start small! S( join the fun, join the Aca&my, and learn he- fore you leap! Please register by calling the Main Street office at 601- 888-3998, or the Extension office at 6)1-888-3211. Spon- sors of ths Academy include Aleorn Shte University, Nat- chez, Inc, Mississippi State Extensio Service and the WoodlldWilkinson County Main Strut Association. of benefits available under the federal, state and local laws. Work involves legal representation of clients on assisting them in determin- ing eligibility for veteran's benefits. This position assists in completing and submit- ting required forms, obtain- ing necessary legal docu- ments, medical reports and other data as required by law or in support of daim. JUNE Angola BC, 10th Year Anniversary Rev. Larry Andrews St., Rev. Dwayne Anhony, St., 2 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriffs Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am Cason Church of God, Annual Revival, Minister Roderic Lewis, Guest Speater, 7:30 pm Pleasant Grove BC, Annual Revival, 7:30 pm each night Open AA Meeting, Woedville Municipal Building, 6 pm Hwy. Patrol-Drivers I icenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm New Zion Hill BC, Annual Homecoming Program, Rev. Tyser Brown, St., ncon Nathaniel BC, Children's Day Service, Guests/Pastor Roy Miller + AsphodelBC, 1 t am Mt. Pleasant MBC, Annual Homecoming, Dinner Will Be Served, 11:30 am Oak Hill 1st Zion BC, Bro. Hauer's First Sermon, 1:30 pm Open AA Meeting, Wooclville Municipal Building, 6 pm Embrew BC, Annual Men's Day Program, Guest Speaker, Rev. Matthew Maiden, 7 pm Macedonia BC, C'ville, LeReginald Jones 1st Yr. Ann., Pastor I ilton McQuarter, St, Dinner, 2 pm Ti.,= .Jint,.n C=nt,:.r is a .-!?***'tv. world.class educational and cultural " Ct.INT(.) PRESIDENTIAL vertle oft:'erJr a variely ofspe,:ial events, _a.CENI.,ER .' exhibitions, educatio%i programs and lect-',Jres throughout the year.  r...,,qr'" ,, u .. CLINTONPRESIDENTtALCENTER.OR6, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-3744242 EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR JAMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE Including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations WHITAKER EYE CLINIC 625 MAIN STREET WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 or 601-888-6868 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED & , i