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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 2015 THE FAR CORNER Ft. Adams & Lake Mary Folks have been begging for help here for at least 10 years. Mrs. Jean Ann Jenkin has worked very hard for years to improve Lake Mary Road. Wylie and Wanda Lad- ner tried for years to improve Jackson Point Road. My ob- servation is Lake Mary and Fort Adams require more up- keep and equipment to main- tain. In a perfect world this recreational area would be allowed to use taxes gener- ated here to maintain it, but we all know that's not hap- pening. Every district gets "a piece of the pie" from taxes collected hero and Lake Mary and Fort Adams are lei with "crumbs." Yet private indi- viduals are constantly forced to repair the roads. For each day that our roads remain in desolate conditions the entire county loses money. I know some county officials are searching for ways to make the costly repairs, but the damages continue to worsen because private individuals are also limited to resources and funding. The Far Cor- ner has many extraordinary sights and resources but no one has found a money tree. The past few weeks have been challenging with Lake Mary Road only navigable by ATVs. When I drove out a few weeks ago, Jackson Point Road was going under- water sooner than predicted by Rhonda Quirk EXTRA EFFORT TO COMPLY WITH LAKE MARY ROAD CLOSING -- This is an extreme measure Lake Mary area residents Rhonda and Mike Quirk have been forced to take to comply with restriction of "ATV Traffic Only" on the Lake Mary Road. The k county road is closed until repairs can be made to make it safe for  normal vehicle use. The couple loaded a four wheeler into a boat to ferry it across the lake to gain access to the Lake Mary Road. Their normal travel route, the Jackson Point Road, is currently flooded by the Mississippi River. m Submitted Photo ride the four wheeler to Todd Cavin's camp before the next storm hit. We barely made it under the camp when the storm hit. We waited until because of all the rain but Lake Mary calmed down no one foresaw the extent of the damages to Lake Mary and loaded the boat for the choppy ride across the lake. Road. We didn't have an This may sound crazy, but it ATV on the Lake Mary side is just one of the many hard- when the BOS declared the road a disaster and placed ships folks have to endure because of the condition of the ATV restrictions on it. Lake Mary Road. Mike loaded a four wheel- ...... All of the traipsing back er mm me boar an(/ came/ --1 ,- .aa mrm on four wheelers across Lake Mary m order o ,1 . 1 an(l boars flas comply with the BOS rostric- made me a bit weary. I didn't even open the tions. Now our only trans- resale shop this weekend, portation to Loch Leven is by four wheeler and boat. That even though by Friday eve- ning Lake Mary Road was meant loading two people, opened. There was just too a backpack full of groceries, an ice chest, laptop and a 70 much rain forecasted for me to take the chance. Rain can pound Labrador retriever on- change Lake Mary Road to to afour wheeler to get to the the impassable stage yery beat. Then to top it offstorms quickly, and I just wasn't were constantly popping up. up for another adventure. We used AccuWeather to Maybe next week, weather base our trip tnes. One eve- conditions will be better and ning we had exactly 15 min- things will be as normal as utes to get things loaded and possible during high water. Last week many folks ex- perienced power outages all over the county, but back here it is a bit different. I would like to thank Mr. Rob- ert June and Odell Halford and his crew from Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association for their assis- tance in restoring power to Lake Mary and Loch Leven under restricted road condi- tions. These guys really are very impressive. They may have to come by boat or four wheeler, but they never let us down. The Mississippi River is on the rise again. This has been an extremely bad year for farmers and folks who depend on "qhe Far Comer" to make a living. It would be great if all we had to con- tend with was high water, but unfortunately our road situations make things even tougher. Will we ever see a real change? Or just keep paying taxes that never ben- efit ,le Far Corner!" What Axe They-- Centipedes q )r Millipedes Submitted by Ann EL Davis, numbers, especially follow- does not help kill more of Mississippi State University ing prolonged periods of rain- them. In many cases the best Extension Service fall. Under such conditions, way to deal with invading The rains have brought large numbers of migrating millipedes is with a vacuum us weeds, an abundance of arthropods can accumulate or broom and dustpan. In- grass, invasive vines, and fly- on patios, carports and other secticides are best used as ing and crawly things. The areas around the house. This perimeter treatments to kill Willdnson County Extension situation most commonly oc- millipedes before they enter Office has received many curs around homes built in the home. questions especially about or near wooded areas, where Several insecticides are how to control various in- large numbers of millipedes labeled for application as sects and arthropods, develop in the leaf litter and perimeter treatments to be Arthropods constitute then migrate into the lawn applied in a narrow band over 90 percent of the animal and home area. around the edges of homes kingdom and are classified Although millipedes do or other buildings. Perimeter in the phylum Anthropoda. not feed on growing plants, treatments may help control They are distinguished from they can cause problems due millipedes, but during peri- other animals by an exoskel- to their sheer numbers. Mil- ods of heavy migration, they eton, a body diyided into dis- lipedes usually die once they may not provide complete tinct parts, jointed legs and reach the patio, carport, or control. When millipedes are appendages an hilateral inside the home because of migrating from wooded ar- symmetry. \\; the relatively dry, exposed eas and crossing the lawn, it Centipedes an milli- conditions they encounter, may be beneficial to treat the pedes are arthropos that When populations are low, lawn area as well. Obviously, belong to the group Mriap- these dead and dying mil- this will be of little benefit eda. Both breathe th/ugh lipedes can be easily handled if the millipedes are coming spiracles and have no direct with a vacuum or broom and from mulched areas next to copulatory organs., However, dustpan, but when these the home. In this case, pe- many differences l exist be pests occur in high numbers rimeter treatments will be of tween centipedes and mil-\\; they are a much greater nui- greater benefit. lipedes. \\;sance. Mississippi State Univer- Centipedes are terrestrial \\; The first step in conh-ol- sity Extension Service publi- arthropods belonging to class lhg millipedes is to identify cation P2331 Control Insect Chilopoda. They are flexible, whre they are migrating Pests In and Around the dorsoventrally flattened ar- fromMost oftenit is leaf litter Home Lawn, suggests sever- thropods. Millipedes belong in nearby wooded areas, but al pesticides to aid in control- to class Diplopoda and are mulchp flowerbeds near the ling millipedes. Treatments more rigid arthropods dis-home a other areas with an applied as sprays include tinguishable by their sub-cy- accumulation of organic mat- Ortho Bug-B-Gon Insect lindrical shape. Centipedes ter on theround surface are Killer, Sevin Concentrate have one pair of legs per also oomnual sources. In loea- Bug Killer, Triazicide Soil & body segment, while milli- tions whereTepeated heavy Turf Insect Killer, Hi-Yield pedes have two pairs. While migrations ofmillipedes oc- 38 Plus Turf, Termite, & most centipedes are known cur, reducing ldaflitter, grass Ornamental Insect Concen- for their speed, millipedes clippings, mulch, or other or- trate. Treatments applied as move slowly and burrow, ganic matter may help reduce granules include Ortho Bug- According to MSU Exten- populations. B-Gon Insect Killer Granules sion Entomologist Blake Lay- Heavy millipede infesta- and Triazicide Insect Killer ton, these non-insect pests do tions are difficult to control Granules. Follow label direc- not bite or damage grass or effectively with insecticides tions for most effective treat- ornamental plants, but can because the millipedes that ment of arthropeds. become a severe nuisance are killed are constantly For more information when present in high num- being replaced by new ar- on control of pests in the bers. Like pill bugs, these rivals. Unless they have ac- home or lawn, contact the pests prefer moist i protected, cess to moisture, millipedes Wilkinson County Extension high organic-matter environ- on carports and in homes Office at 601-888-3211 or ac- ments, such as mulch, leaf usually die quickly due to cess information on the MSU litter, rotting logs, etc. Mil- dehydration, and applying Extension website at www. lipedes can occur in high insecticides inside the home MDWFP qE mebrates National Fishing/0000 td Boating Week Mark your calendar for are not required. WFP Fisheries Bureau at National Fishing and Boat- July 4 is also designated (601) 432-2200. ing Week June 1-8, ana- as 'Froe Fishing Day" state- For more information re- tional celebration, of fishing wide, and anglers will be able garding fishing in Mississip- 'ATVs Can Be Fun If"Handled With CautiOn by Brittany Jacks MSU Ag Communications Riding all-terrain vehicles is a tim adventure until trag- edy strikes, but simple prac- tices can keep riders safe. Jesse Wilson, a high school senior from Lowndes County, has firsthand experience with an ATV disaster. Wilson was driving up a steep ditch when his ATV fell back on top of him because of exss weight on the back of the vehicle. He was not wearing any safety gear at the time. Wilson broke his shoulder because of this acci- dent, and had to have surgery. Wilson said he believes that if he had taken the weight off the back of the ve- hicle, it would not have flipped over on him. Riders should never carry more weight on their ATVs than the vehicle allows. This also applies to passengers. "My advice for young or new drivers would be to al- ways be aware of what is in front of you," Wilson said. "Also, never go faster than you can control, and be cautious of the terrain you are driving in." Mississippi requires cer- tain drivers to have a safety education certificate and wear helmet and/or eye protection. A safety education certificate is required unless the operator a valid state driveFs license. Riders under the age of 16 must wear an approved helmet. The ATV Safety Institute also provides a few regulations for people who ride these types of vehicles. ATVs are designed to be operated off-highway and should never be driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Passengers should never be carried on single- rider ATVs, and no more than one passenger should ride ATVs designed for two people. Drivers should ride ATVs that are right for their age, not one that is too large or too small for their body size. Rid- ers under 16 should always be supervised by an adult. ATVs should be ridden only on des- ignated trails and at a safe speed. Brad Staton, Extension associate for the 4-H Youth Development program at Mis- sissippi State University, said the number-one thing to re- member when riding an ATV is to wear a Department of Transportation-approved hel- met. 'The majority of serious head trauma associated with accidents could be prevented by wearing a helmet," he said. Staton said that the sec- ond most important thing to romember when riding ATVs is that the vehicles should only be driven off-highway on mails. "ATVs are not for use on paved roads, and this is a significant source of ATV accidents," he said. '%Ve also encourage the use of goggles, boots, gloves, long sleeves and long pants." Staton will be offering courses during ATV safety week on June 6-14. These courses will train young peo- ple ages 8-16. A separate class will be offered for kids ages 6-7 if needed. Additional courses 11 be offered to adults and youth during the summer. There will be anon-riding 4-H volunteer workshop held on August 8 at MSU. To regis- K & L Contractors, inc. Summe00 / Call ROBBY HARTNESS 225-405-6950 or email We specialize in all oil fleld work, dirt wori land clearing, road construction, fence rows andpond or lake construction ter for these courses, contact Staton at bvs27@msstate. edu. and boating..Jtme 7  8 are designated as "Froe Fish- ing Days" in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license. In addi- tion, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes.and parks CONCORDIA METAL !NC, OPEN MONDAY. FRIDAY . 7:30 A.M.. 4:30 EM; Cans Corer  RRA.V - WnAUA Hw a00a/aa00-s00ta - lP t.soo.Taz.e0000 to fish without a license on any pUblic waters: However, daily permits will be required to fish any state fishing lake or state park lake on July 4. Those seeking additional information can call the MD- pi, visit our website at www. mdwfp.c0m/fishihg-boating or call us at (601) 432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at f or on Twitter at www. Netterville Lumber Co. 2015 Summ00dule: o June 8-12: Around the World--Grab your passport and get ready to take a journey around the world. Campers will expe- rience the culture of Mexico, China, South Africa, France and Jamaica by engaging in activities, music and dancing that each country has to offer. *Field trip to zoo. June 15-19: Pirates and Mermaids-- Arrr-matey! It's out to sea we go! After they have signed their name to the list of mll crewmen and follow pirates code, campers will be  ............. ' ready to set sail and conquer the seven seas in  search for buried treasures and a week full of ad- w venture. *Field trip to Creek. ...... June 22-26: Evervdav's a Holiday- Come all ye faithful to a week sur- rounded in holiday fun! The celebration's do not stop as we roll from Val- entine's de? and Mardi Gras to Easter then Fourth of July. Don't forget to bring your costume for the Halloween Monster Mash and finally wrap it up with Christmas and New Years celebrations. *Field Trip to USS Kidd. June 28-J'ly 3: Olympics -TEAM USA! Join us as we compete to bring home the metals in a celebration of friendship, unity and peace. This is a week of non-stop sport activties filled with fun and games. It includes opening/cbsing ceremonies and daily metal presenta- tions. *Fie U trip to Bowling Alley. July 6- Jul 10: Splish Splash - Wet and Wild activities aimed to beat the summer heat and cool off any camper. Swim Suits are required each day for these fn in the sun activities including slip n slide, water balloons, water gunsand so much more. *Field trip to Splash Park. July 13- Julv 17: A Camping We Will Go - Grab the marsh- mallows, chocolate and graham crackers, for the campers will be making s'mores by camp fire. They will learn to set up tent, build a fire, and identify important supplies for hav- ing a real camp out. *Field trip to Tunica Hills. Registration Fee- $50 for first child and $45 each additional child. This is a onetime summer fee and includes cost of camp t-shirt which must be worn for all field trips. Tuition Fee- $1oo a week for the first child and $90 for each additional child within the same household, attending same week. Exended Care- $20 per week for each child (7:30am- 9:00am & 3:00pm-5:3Opm) lunch- Bring your own lunch, daily snacks will be provided