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Page 6 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, June 18, 2015 WARM WEATHER FOOD PLOTS ARE BENEFICIAL -- Warm-season food plots planted with legumes, such as these soybeans, help white- tailed deer get the protein they need when natural vegetation is less plen- tiful and harder to digest. -- MSU Submitted Photo It Is Very Beneficial To Plant Warm Season Food Plots For Deer by Bill Hamrick Wildlife Biologist MSU Extension Service Summer is a critical sea- son for white-tailed deer, es- peciaUy in the Deep South. Adult does are lactat- ing, fawns are growing and bucks are producing new antlers. The nutritional needs" of each developing animal are high. If landown- ers and managers are going to plant warm-season food plots of quality legumes, they should plant between mid-April and early June. These forages can be an ex- cellent way to supplement the natural food sources provided by Mother Nature in a well-maintained habi- tat. Warm-season food plots provide additional protein for deer in the area. This nutritional boost comes in handy during the stressful times commonly occurring in summer months. The majority of a deer's diet ,during the warm grow- ing .season comes from leaves and stems of native broadleaf plants. In spring and early summer, the new growth of native vegeta- tion is high in protein and complex carbohydrates. By mid- to late summer, pro- tein production slows down as plants enter their later growth stages. In addition, plant stems and leaves of natural veg- etation become tough, mak- ing them more difficult for deer to digest and extract nutrients. As a result, deer must eat more food and ex- pend greater amounts of energy looking for food. All too often, deer are still un- able to obtain the necessary levels of protein to rebuild their bodies and to grow fawns and antlers. What are the protein values that deer need to reach their growth poten- tial? Minimal protein levels in forage required for antler development differ with a buck's age, but 16 to 18 percent is typically what is needed to maximize antler size. Adult does require at least 11 to 15 percent pro- tein during late pregnan- cy, but after fawning, they need somewhere between 14 and 22 percent protein for best milk production. Younger animals that are actively growing require much higher levels of pro- tein than adults. There are several recom- mended legume species for warm-season plantings, in- CONCORDIA METAL!NC OPEN MONDAY. FRIDAY 7:30 A.M.. 4:30 P.M. 00Alumi00um:' Cans Copper Brass * Junk Cars. VeR.maAV - VID^U:A Hwv (.1 A 31S/336-52 t 8 . - ' I800-722-6264 N O (871!300005 ZOFRAN BIRTH DEFECTS From the 1990's until present day, Zofran has been prescribed to pregnant women to control nausea or "morning sickness". Troubling new evidence demonstrates that Zofran may be associated with increased risks of certain birth defects during pregnancy. When taken during the first trimester, Zofran may place the fetus at risk for developing heart and kidney defects and other injuries. The FDA has strong1y cautioned against Zofran use during pregnancy. IF YOU TOOK ZOFRAN DURING YOUR PREGNANCY, AND HAD A CHILD WITH BIRTH DEFECTS, YOU MUST CALL IMMEDIATELY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.* CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC BOUTwELL Located in Lexington, MS and Oxford, MS (662) 834.9029 (662) 638.3390 or TOLL-FREE 1-888-881-7755 To protect your legal rights, it costs nothing to discuss your case. "Free background information available upon request" cluding cowpeas, bush-type soybeans, wildlife soybeans, Lab Lab, Alyce clever and deer joint vetch. Of these, cowpeas will usually give you the biggest bang for your buck. Soybeans are likely the most palatable food-plot forage, but they can be difficult to establish unless the plot is very large, at least 30 acres. There are several vari- eties of cowpea, but iron and clay cowpeas are prob- ably the most tried and true. While deer don't like cowpeas as much as they do soybeans and some of the other warm-season le- gumes, cowpeas are still a high-quality forage: Cow- peas have a good growth rate, and with proper plant- ing and timely rains, they are able do well on a wide range of soil types. In addi- tion, they can provide more than 22 percent protein and stand up well to heavy graz- ing. On average, cowpeas First Case Of Chikungunya Virus For 2015 Confirmed In Mississippi The Mississippi State De- partment of Health (MSDH) is confirming its first case of chikungunya virus in a Mis- sissippi resident who recently returned from Honduras. Last year there were eight cases of chikungunya reported in Mississippi. All cases were in international travelers - five to the Domim'can Repub- lie, one to Haiti, and one to Puerto Rico. Chikungunya is a risk to all travelers to the Ca- ribbean as well as Central and South America. Symptoms of chikungunya infection include fever, muscle and joint pain, and swelling of the joints. Deaths from chi- kungtmya virus are rare, but anyone with a compromised immune system is at higher risk of complications from the infection. Individuals who think they may be infected with chikun- gunya virus should see their healthcare provider and stay indoors for at least 10 days to avoid mosquito bites, as na- tive Mississippi mosquitoes could spread the virus to other people. MSDH State Epidemi- ologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs reminds Mississippians that the bigger threat here at home is West Nile virus. Last year there were 43 cases of WNV in Mississippi and seven deaths. '"Nest Nile virus is prevalent in Mississippi, and it's very im- portant that you protect your- self from mosquitoes as we ap- proach peak season beginning in July," said Dr. Dobbs. The MSDH suggests the following precautions to pro- tect yourself and others from chikungunya and other mos- quite-borne illness, including West Nile virus: Use a recommended mos- quite repellent that contains DEET while you are outdoors. Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding. Wear loose, light-colored, long clothing to cover the arms and legs when outdoors. Avoid areas where mos- quitees  prevalent. Mosqui- toes that carry chikungunya virus are especially active dur- ing the day. Travelers to the Caribbe- an, Central and South Amer- ica where local transmission has occurred should prevent mosquito exposures. Please see HealthyMS.comJchik for more information. For more information on chikungunya or other mos- quite-borne illnesses, visit the MSDH website at www. Follow MSDH by e- mail and social media at Jewelle C. Cobb Completes Basic Training At Lackland U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jewelle C. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland located at San Antonio, Tex- as. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week pro- gram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete ba- sic training earn four credits toward an associate in ap- plied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Cobb is the wife of Devin M. Williams and sister of Al- exander J. Cobb. She is also the daughter of Bridget A. Cobb of Liberty and Wflbert F. Cobb, Jr., of Gloster, and granddaughter of Wilbert F. Cobb and Queen C. Vannor- man, both of Gloster. The airman graduated in 2013 from Amite County High School in Liberty. HARDWOOD LOGS FOR SALE? BY BU[_K  'n the woods BY or delivered THOUSAND to mill Call 1-800-343-4577 Netterville Lumber Co. IN BUSINESS SINCE 1952 Annual Drinking Water Quail O, Report Buffah Water Association PWS ID #0790002 June, 2015 We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the eflbrts we make to: continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of yam water. Our water source consists of 3 wells that draw from the Miocene Series Aquifer. A source water assessment has been completed for the water supply to determine the overall tlseeptibility of its drinking water to identify potential sources of contamination.. The water supply :for Buffalo hter Asciatinn received a lower susceptibility ranking to contamination. We're pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and slate requirements. cost less than a dollar per If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Patsy Cavin at 601 888-6977 We want ued customers to be informed about their water utility I yoq wantta tease mq!r,, pound, and seed is usually ..... ...........  .............. :,= ,,.:.  easy:t0 find at the ]6ale:ed: ! pleo and aJB0ual Meeiiag being held' August 18 2015 at the Chure[/'oflst at  70ff p:m, a'fie [i' ts store. . located  1,764 B'o Road m Woodvfll .  .:, :: , L: ,:: ;.:, , , ::7', , . ." , t;2.'.>.:V Cowpeas do just fine as a stand-alone crop but also can be planted with a companion crop of corn or grain sorghum. While these can be very produc- tive food plots, corn and grain sorghum both are grasses, which presents a problem for using selective herbicides to manage grass weeds. From the stand- point of using selective her- bicides to control grasses, a better option is to plant sunflowers as a companion crop. The purpose of plant- ing warm-season food plots is to improve diet qual- ity for the deer herd on your land or leased hunt- ing property during a nu- tritionally stressful period. Many hunters plant cool- season food plots to help deer through the winter stress period, but they often neglect warm-season plots. Food plots that provide deer with protein-rich forages during the summer are the most practical and economi- cal way to achieve this goal, especially on lands where there is little to nO active management of native veg- etation. For more information about seed varieties, plant- ing rates, planting methods and soil pH ranges, please refer to Extension Publi- cation 2111, "Supplemen- tal Wildlife Food Planting Manual for the Southeast," at pubs/publications/p2111. pdf. Also, visit http://www. to down- load the free white-tailed deer food plot app for your iPhone. DURHAM ,,::. oo,. ,=.v,. DIESEL SHOP FOREMAN: Great Pay / Benefits. APPLY www.durharn- Durham School Services 206 Lynda Lee Dr. Natchez, MS 39120 601-445-2907 Buffalo Water Association routinely monitors for constituems in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January I st to December 31 , 2014. A_s water travels over the land or underground, it can pick up substances or contmninams such as microbes, inorganic and organi chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of .some constituents. It's important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk. In this table you will find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. 1o l'flp you better uiderstand these terms we've provided the tallowing definitions: Action I.evel - the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Treatment Technique (TT) - A treatment technique is a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking waler. Maximum Contaminant Level - The "Maximum Allowed" (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal - The "'GoaI"(MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no knowTt or expected risk to health. MCI,Gs allow for a margin of safety. TEST RESULTS J 00OnOl .... Iv00l " IMcIIM00I I k00y, ..... YN Collealetl Detected of SampteSMCi/AcLFXC:eding Measm'emcn| Radioactive Contaminants :=::: I I I 1 1'I Inorganic Contaminants g. Arsenic N 2013' 10 Sarium N 2013' 13. Chromium N 2013' 14. Copper N I/I/12 tO 12/3111,1 16 Fh)ride N 201.t* 17. Lead N 1/1II21o 4 None 12/31/14 Volatile Or anic Contaminants 76. Xylenes ,N I 2012* 10.528 NoRge ppm Disinfectants & Disinfectant By-Products Chlorine(as N I/1/14 to 100 02el0 I 10 plum CI2) 131/t4 IIAA5 N N N N ppb *Mo$1 recent sample reutt.; available 2 No Range 0.70 NO Range Ppb "n/a 501 Erosion of natural deposits; runoff" from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes 00952 No Range Ppm 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal rfinies; erosion of ha,oral de.osits 0.OR No Range Ppb 100 100 Diharge from teel and pulp mills; erosion of nattual deposits 0 8 None ppm 1.3 AI,=I 3 Corrosion nfhou:,hold plumbing .sTslems; erosion ofnntural d[$its; leuchin, frnm w(w,d presm'vatives O, 1(')4 NO Range ppm 4 4 l::rosioa of natural delmsits; water additive which ptomaws stomg teeth; disehtug from fertitize and aluminum ltodes pph 0 AI"I 5 Corrosion o f household pltunbing s'slems, erosion of nstllral de[malts I01 io Discharge from potroleum factories; I d seharge from chemical factories 4 4 Water additive used to onuol microbes 0 60 By-product of drinking water chlorination Additional Information for I,ead If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially tbr pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Buffalo Water Association is responsible lbr providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the varlet)' of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are co,teemed abotlt lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Inlbrmation on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to nfinimize exposure is available ti'om the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at The Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory Offers lead testing for $10 per sample. Please contacl 601.576.7582 if you wish to have your water tested.. All sources of drinking water are subject to potential contamination by substances that are naturally occurring or man made. These substances can be microbes, inorganic or organic chemicals and radioactive substances. All drinking water, iucluding bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small anrounts of some contanainants. The presence o f contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a heallh risL More infbnnation about contaminants and potential health effects can bc obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some p pea le may be more vulnerable tu .cntaminants in drinking, water than the general population, lmmtmo- compromised persons such as persons wth cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, pet ple with IIlV, AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EECI)C guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). 'this report being published in the paper will not be mailed. If you have any questions or would like a copy please call our office.