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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thdrsday, June 14, 2018 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER ~tablltk~ Ii24 gbe 00i Di ]lel hlitan Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly Bookkeeper ITHE WOODVlLLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $30.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $32.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss and $34.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: wrepublican@bellsouth.net. 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. ::::::::::::::::::::::::i i~~iii ~ii::iii:i:?~:~::i! ~ ~Ni~ "~ i~! ~ i ~i. ::~i::ii::~ii~ii[i i~ i!ii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii~i::::i I I A column by Rev. Bobby ThornhiIl, Former Pastor of Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you mast go, for you have not passed this way before." Joshua 3:4 (NKJV). Joshua's instructions to the Israelites in how they are to follow the "ark of the covenant of the Lord your God" have always been somewhat confusing to me. Why would he tell them not to follow too closely? The answer is, I believe, contained in Exodus 19:12, whoever touches the moun- tain (where God's presence rests) will die. God has placed a boundary around His presence across which no one may safely pass without His permission. This is to insure that we not treat Him as less than the holy and all powerful God that He is and begin to lose our fear and respect for His awesome pres- ence. Some will say that we don't have to fear God but merely respect Him. Imagine the scene in Ex- odus 19:16-20 when God called His people to gather around the mountain but not to cross the boundary lines, imagine then that this mountain is involved in an earthquake, it is on fire and smoke is billowing upwards, there is the deaf- ening sound of a trumpet and God speaks to Mo- ses from Heaven. In verse 16 it is said that all the people trembled. Friends they did not tremble out of respect, they trembled be- cause they were terrified at the nearness of God's presence. It is painfully evident that most people today have lost (or never had) any fear and respect for God, treating Him as an absent grandfather type who is alright with most everything we do as long as we pay Him lip service. Nothing could be further from the truth, "For our God is a consum- ing fire." (Hebrews 12:29), worthy of all fear and re- spect as well as our willful obedience. The lesson for us all in Joshua 3:4 is that we are not to treat God too fa- miliarly, not to presume that we are His equal in any sense of the word, to always remember that He alone is God and we are His creatures who were created to glorify Him through our joyful obedi- ence to His word. John Dudley Ashley Dorothy Netterville John Dudley Ashley, for- mer resident of Wilkinson County, passed away Sun- day, June 3, 2018, at Hunts- ville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born De- cember 27, 1929, in the Buf- falo Community of Wilkin- son County, the son of John Wesley Ashley and Juanita Netterville Ashley. Soon at~r his marriage to his "sweetheart from the first grade", Bobbye June Carter, he began four years of military service at Keesler Air Force Base. After his dis- charge from the Air Force, he began a forty-year civil service career in electronics and missile systems, work- ing in Mississippi, Kentucky and South Korea before re- tiring from Redstone Arse- nal in Huntsville. Mr. Ashley was an avid bird hunter, gardener and fixer of everything! His pas- sion for knowing the Bible and sharing his deep be- lief in God was evident to all who knew him. Like his mother, he was a serious Bible student and admired others who were honest stu- dents. Every family member anticipated his Bible ques- tions and were always chal- lenged. He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Bob- bye Carter Ashley; two sons, Tim Ashley and Mark Ash- ley; a brother, Billy Joe Ash- ley; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Ashley was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Corinth Church of Christ, officiated by Bro. John Bryant, Bro. Bernard Waites and Rev. Warren Whitaker. Interment followed in Ev- ergreen Cemetery in Wood- ville. Pallbearers were Ty Ash- ley, David Ashley, Jerry Geter, Austin Cavin, Charlie Nettervflle and Justin Cavin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of John Dudley Ashley to the His Way, Inc 582 Shields Road, Huntsville, Alabama, 35811. Dorothy Elaine Anderson Netterville, 82, a longtime resident of Gloster, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at her residence near Gloster. She was born on Septem- ber 16, 1935, in Centre~Ue, the daughter of James B. An- derson and Dorothy White Anderson. She married D. M. "Sonny" Netterville, Jr on July 1, 1955, and was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother. Her hobbies were cooking, bak- ing and reading. She was a faithful member of Centrev- ille United Methodist Church and was most famous at their fellowship lunches for her pineapple casserole and chicken pot pie. She is survived by two daughters, Karen N. Mc- Cartney and Cindy N. Etheridge; one son, James D. Netterville of Gloster, two grandchildren; one great- grandson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Anderson of Gloster and Sharon ~- Dool- ey of Woodville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one son, D. M. "Buddy" Netterville HI. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster fix)m 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Services were officiated by Bre. Chelsey Knight, fol- lowed by interment in Rose- land Cemetery in Gloster. Wayne Wyatt Jr. Funeral services for Wayne Wyatt, Jr who died on Thursday, June 7, 2018, will be held this Saturday, June 16, 2018, at noon at the Pleasant Green Baptist Church with the Reverend Larry Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Rest #2 in Woodville. with D. Rollins Funeral Home in charge of arrange- ments. Arrangements are in- complete at this time, and a complete obituary will ap- pear in next week's paper. Centreville Academy STAR Student And Teacher Announced Dear Mr. Editor: The weather has done turnt warm, and them no shoulder critters has com- menced to crawlin' around again. I done heard several local tales of folks findin' rattlesnakes and copper- heads in they yards. This ole gat has jest seen a king snake, which is fine with me, since they eat poison- ous snakes and rats. Recent like some folks has made the news with their snake adventures. One feUa across the state line from Meridian had a pretty colorful snake in his yard and thought he would catch it for his brother. That fella handled it awhile and let his chillum touch it. He thought it wuz one of them scarlet king snakes what has a red head, but it turnt out to be a coral snake with a black head. That snake finally bit him, and last I heard he wuz paralyzed. Then there wuz that guy up in one of them Caro- lina states what wuz out kayaking and saw what he thought wuz an alligator swimmin' in the water. Now he thought he would catch that gater. He then saw it wuz a rattlesnake and went ahead and caught it any- way. I figure he either had too much beer or not enuff sense or wuzjest plain crazy fer him to do something like that. Anyway that snake done give him three bites and a trip to the hospital. Ashton Rogers Devall has been named Centreville Academy's STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Rec- ognition (STAR) program. Established by the Missis- sippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recog- nize outstanding students and teachers in Mississippi through its Education Cel- ebration. STAR Students are se- lected based on academic excellence. Both ACT scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school's STAR Student. Throughout high school, Ashton has maintained a 4.0 in her coursework and scored a 33 on her ACT. Ashton, the daughter and Randy and Mandi Devall, was honored during the an- nual Education Celebration on April 12, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. She is a member of the Beta Club and Student Council and CA STAR Student Ashton Devall CA STAR Teacher Edith Miller serves as her class presi- asked to designate a STAR dent. She is also the editor Teacher, the teacher who of the yearbook. Additional- has made the greatest con- ly, Ashton is the recipient of tribution to the student's the MAIS ACT Scholarship Award. She is one of only 45 students in the MAIS to re- ceive an ACT Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to students who score a 33 or above on the ACT. Devall plans to attend the University of Mississip- pi where she will major in chemical engineering. Each STAR Student is scholastic achievement. Devall chose Mrs. Edith A. Miller as her STAR Teach- er. Mrs. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has taught social stud- ies at Centreville Academy for the past five years. She is a National Board-Certi- fied Teacher. There wuz another fella out west somewhere in Texas or Arizona I think what decided to kill a rat- tlesnake. The snake's head" done bit him and wuz too dead to turn loose, so all the venom what that snake had done went into that man. Seems like to me maybe the best action to take with them no shoulder critters is jest to leave them be. Iffen you see a snake, never mind where he came from. Jest make shore which way he's goin,' and then you go in the opposite direction. Nothin' can't happen if you don't fool with him, but some- thing can if you do. Yours truly, Aunt Blabby From Beaver Creek County will hold a public hearing on its district budget for fiscal year June 28, a.m in the Office of the Superintendent of Education. At this meeting, a valorem tax effort effort will be considered. County now with a revenue $8,316,604. percent or $2,039,582 such revenue is obtained through ad valor- em taxes. For the next fiscal year, the pro- posed budget has total projected revenue of $7,904,170. Of that amount, 25.80 percent 0 or IS through a total ad valorem tax levy. result in an increase in the ad valorem tax millage rate. Ad valorem taxes are paid on and equipment, and rental real property. Any citizen of Wilkinson County School District is invited to attend this public hear- ing on the proposed ad valorem tax effort, allowed to a reason- able amount of time and offer tangible dence before any vote is taken.