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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, July 2, 2015 ,/ MISSL~SIPPI'$ ~ NEWSPAPER . E~dlell 1824 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening .........................................Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is )ublished weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 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 @ 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. The individuals' names Venton A. "Bubba" McNabb listed below have paid a fee to have their names listed JUSTICE COURT JUDGE in this weekly column. EAST DISTRICT The names of candidates Charlie Henley who have qua]i_fled to run. the the Democratic First Ernest H. "Ernie" Smith (I) Primary Election will ap- pear on the Tuesday, Au- JUSTICE COURT JUDGE gust 4, 2015 ballot. Ifa run- WEST DISTRICT off is needed, the Second Linda Ferguson Boyd Primary Election will be Marketta Clark-Coleman held three weeks later on Lee O. Dixon Tuesday, August 24, 2015. This column does not nec- essarily indicate these are CONSTABLE EAST DIST. the only candidates running Edward M. Arbuthnot, Jr. in each race. John R. McKinney (I) Incmnbent The following candi- SHERIFF dates have announced their Calvin Gaines intention to seek office as Reginald L. Jackson (I) independent candidates in Travis Sharp the Wilkinson County Gen- eral Election which will be TAX ASSESSOR held on Tuesday, Novem- Jeremy =Jarrod" Ephion (I) her 3, 2015. Treva Reid Individuals listed below have paid a fee to be listed SUPERINTENDENT in this column. This column OF EDUCATION does not necessarily indicate Charles E. Johnson these are the only candi- Annette M. Dillon Underwood dates running in each race. (I) Incumbent CHANCERY CLERK Thomas C. Tolliver, Jr. (I) SUPERINTENDENT CIRCUIT CLERK Brian L. Dooley SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. Earnest Newman SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. Mike Quirk Marvin Tolliver SUPERVISOR 3RD DIST. William "Bill" Bankston (I) OF EDUCATION Shemekia Lacey-Bailey TAX ASSESSOR Wevlyn I. "Cookie" James SUPERVISOR 1ST DIST. Wil Seal (I) SUPERVISOR 2ND DIST. E: Kirk Smith ~ ~ ~,,:~:~: . ~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiii Patty Sue Caston by his parents; a Sister, An- nie Walker; and three uncles June 16, 2015 God you do! In all pres- Patty Sue Womack Cas- and four aunts, ence, you and this vener- ton, 66, of Liberty, died on Survivors include his Dear Mr. Editor: able newspaper exhibit the sort of diligent and Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at wife, Ella J. Scott of Wood- Field Memorial Community ville; two sons, Davis Scott, Since I was old enough industrious character HespitalinCentreville. Jr., of Tampa, Florida, and to read and certainly that formed the back- She was bern on May 19, Tyler Scott of Lafayette, La.; since the memory of most bone of this great state. 1949, in Baton Rouge La.,two daughters, Sparkle Scott men (and women) run- Few, if any, in this rood- the daughter of Louis M. of Baton Rouge, La., andneth not to the contrary, ern era still exhibit this Womack and Marie Robin- Taylor Scott of Lafayette; five The Woodville Republicanhigh standard, and I don't son Womack. brothers, Felix Scott, Willie has not made many, if any, know how this little coun- Mrs. Caston was a bank Scott and Sylvester Scott, all typographical errors, atty could endure without teller at Felieiana Bank in of Baton Rouge, and Johnnie least not that this reader the ability of introspec- Norwood, La. Scott and Robert Scott, both has noticed. I was certain- tion and scrutiny this pa- Survivors include her of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, ly pleased to see in theper weekly provides. husband, Wesley Caston; Alma Londo of the North June llth edition on page Thank you in every way two sons, Paxton Caston and Pole, Alaska, and Betty Scott number 7 that you and for doing this important Wesley Kenny Caston, IV; of Baton Rouge; four grand- your staff are, at least on and necessary job, and one grandson; one brother, children; one antic; and a occasion, as human as the I hope that other people Michael W. Womack; and number of nieces, nephews, rest of us! throughout this county two nephews and one niece, other relatives and friends. All kidding aside, I have will come to fully appreci- Online condolences can be been planning to write ate the thankless job you She was preceded in sent to www.concordiafimer- you a letter for some time steadily do. At this age death by her parents,, and tell you h0w I am onin my life, I can now see Funeral services were a weekly basis completely clearly that the job you do held on Friday, June 26, Donald "BID" Smith impressed. This is with-each day and the job Mr. 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Brown out a doubt the finest John did for generations Funeral HomeinLiberty. newspaper I have per- is in reality, an incredible Interment followed in the sonally ever been able to unrecognized civic duty, Womack Family Cemetery find. It is well plannedand you should be enthu- near Liberty. and superbly edited. I am siastically !applauded for Services were officiated by constantly in awe of howthis each week. Knowing the Reverend James Sadler. you and your relatively you, however, I know you Rolie W. Mathis, Jr. small staff seem to be neither expect nor would every week everywhere you accept any such thing. Rolie Wesley "R.W." Mathis, Jr., a native of Mis- sissippi, died on the evening of June 16, 2016, in West Feliciana Parish, La., at the age of 57: He was bern in Natchez to Bobble Herrington Mathis and Rolie Wesley Mathis on June 26, 1957. Mr. Mathis became a Master Mechanic during his career. He is survived by his daughters, Lauren Shedd and Anita Hidalgo, and their children; and by three sib- lings. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. A small funeral service will be held for immediate family and friends. Arrangements were en- trusted to Newman Funeral Home. Davis Scott Funeral services for Davis "David" Scott, 55, of Wood- ville, who died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his res- idence, were held at noon on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at New Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend , Jessie Earls officiating. Burial followed in the St. Matthew Church Cemetery under the direction of Con- every good citizen in this But, as an attorney, I will county really needs to be. say that from this point I, for one, would certainly forward please be advised not want to sit through that you are being heartily all of the long boring vari- thanked on a weekly basis ous county meetings you .for the hard work you do! alone regularly attend, but I suppose someone Holmes Sturgeon has to do it, and we thank Woodville, MS A column by Rev. Bobby Thorllhi]l, Former Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches I will not leave you or- phans; I will come to you. John 14:18 (NKJV). This promise from our Lord to not leave us without His guidance and wisdom is just one of many verses low Allah. In each of these in John's gospel that speaks horrible examples one thing to us of a loving and caring is clearly obvious as the root Jesus. John writes as one cause; they were]are driven who was and is in a real re- by hatred or fear of those lationship with thevery real different, not love of all men, Sen of God; he often tells therefore they were the re- us of the Father and Son's stilt of men living out their relationship and models it religion without a personal as the pattern for our own relationship with Jesus. relationship with God. Jesus did not suffer and John does not speak of bleed and die the cruel death nor call us to mere religion; of the Cross so that we could Christ died for a far more hate those who are different; intense friendship with His He died so that we could followers than religion can know how much He loved ever offer. His Father and each of us, Religion was responsible and so that we could be free for the Crusades that killed from our sins and from mere thousands upon thousands; religion. No friends, religion tbxoughout the history of the will not withstand the judg- Church religion has been re- ment, only a relationship sponsible for the martyrdom with Jesus Christ can do of multitudes of Godly men that. All offers are subject to credit approval. Valid credit or debit card is required to subscribe. Offer is only valid to new subscriber~ for residential satellite W service. and women who were ahead of their time spiritually or I PLEASE ' who simply refused to bow I I their knees to a particular ,. DON'T , religion. I I Religion is responsible for | LITTER... , the years of conflict between Catholics and Protestants in I Keep I Great Britain and Ireland. I I Religion is at the heart of the | Wilkinson ' Jihad currently being waged I I against those who do not fol- I County I I I , clean! , Donald Ray "Bill" Smith, 74, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was bern in Camden, Arkansas, on July 22, 1940, the son of George Gilmer and Ona Ima Dell Neely Smith. Mr. Smith worked at Net- terville Lumber Company for many years. He was a member of Corinth Church of Christ in Woedville. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Lewis- ville, Arkansas. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo is assisting the family with arrangements. Survivors include three children, Keith Smith of E1 Dorado, Arkansas, Mike Smith of Tupelo and Peggy Weekly of Knoxville, Ten- nessee; his siblings, Buddy Smith of Lewisville, Ar- kansas, Marcy Langley of Haughton, Louisiana, Mary Martin of Plain Deal- ing, Louisiana, and Tommy Parker of Waldo, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers memori- als may be made to the Sanc- tuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.pegues- O Bi-County Insurance Agency 156 Main Street * Centreville 601-645-6295 Brian Berry, Agent Jennifer Davis and Billie Dykes Gibson Really and Land Co. SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI'S LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS timberland hunting land residential commercial recreational $1ade Priest,Melissa Field, Scott Lindsey, REALTOR REALTOR RECTOR, ALC, Forester 601-888-0094 601-467-7070601-248-3561 A meeting will be held at the Wilkinson County Board of Education Office to develop the Project Application for FY16 for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B (ages 6 to 21) and Preschool (ages 3 to 5). Monday, July 1 2015, at Parents of children with special needs, Teachers, administrators, and community members are encouraged to attend. For questions and more information, please call the Special Services Office at 601-888-6130 Contact Person: Mr. Lee T. Dixon Special Services Director Mr. Timothy T. Scott, Superintendent