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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, July 312, 2014 Private Pesticide Applicator &apos; Certification Training Aug. 8 You must be certified to purchase and or apply re- stricted use pesticides. A private applicator is defined by law as one who uses or supervises the use of restrict- ed-use pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer, or on the property of another person with whom he trades services. If you have been certified, when does your certification expire? Do not wait until you need to buy your chemicals before you check your cer- tification for its expiration date. Do it now. This could save you a delay later in the season. Pesticide dealers are enforcing the require- ment that you be certified before you buy restrict- ed use chemicals. They will make no exceptions! Since January 1, 2006, the producer's card must ex- pire within one year of the expiration date on the present card to be able to take the training session. Also, there is a manda- tory $10.00 charge for the session. Training is being offered to certify local users of re- stricted use pesticides on Friday, August 8, at 10.0 a.m. at the J.R. Hamilton Extension Service Build- ing, 982 Second South Street, Woodville. The meeting takes approximately two hours and is presented as a video, with additional instruction as required. You will be required to take an exam to obtain your certifi- cation. Please make plans to attend if your farming operation or other activities require you to use restricted use pesticides. The Mississippi State University Extension Ser- vice provides educational op- portunities to the public on an equal opportunity basis and will make every reason- able effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities, which would interfere with their ability to receive the ed- ucational information being provided. If you have a dis- ability or impairment, please contact Dawn Thurman or Ann Davis at the Wilkinson County Extension Office by Wednesday, August 6, to re- quest accommodations. Pre-registration for the PAT is required by Wednesday, August 6. Checks or money orders are accepted (no cash or credit cards). Checks for $10.00 should be made out to MSU-CMREC. Please contact the Wilkinson County Extension Ser- vice at 601-888-3211 to register or for additional information. Hunter Ed. Courses Set I iiiii iiiiiii]iiiii![iiiiiiiiiii!iii!iiiiiiiiii i i  i ii iiiiiii!iiiii iii iii ii iiiiiiiiiiii iil iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;i!iiiiiiiii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiii}!!i !ii!il iiiiiii!iliii!iiii!i!ii!iiiiii!iiiiii!ii;iiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii!i!ili i ilii ii< iiii by Rhonda M. Quirk I wonder what visitors think when they drive down our reads. Folks here will use whatever they have to mark a bad spot in the road. Yes- terday, while driving out on Lake Mary Road, someone had left a yellow handled mop in a deep pot hole and placed a white bucket in front of it. If you are familiar with our area, you know that sticks with aluminum cans means to avoid this particu- lar section of the road. Some- times folks use scrap lumber to mark a bad hole and now we can add mops and mop buckets to the list of items used as danger signs. Seri- ously, thanks to whoever do- nated their mop and bucket to flag the dangerous hole. The recent rains have left both Jackson Point and Lake Mary Road in pretty bad shape. Most of the culverts have been installed on Jack- son Point. However, the sec- ond district has yet to bring enough gravel to cover each culvert, but at least the wa- ter is draining off the road. Fort Adams Main Street and Back Street are just about washed away. In spite of private individuals', numer- ous attempts to dig out some of the ditches and the old bridge on the Back Street, the roads are simply being washed away. Use caution when traveling these two streets. Some of the holes in the asphalt are very deep and could cause serious dam- age to your vehicle. There is a petition cir- cling Wilkinson County for a county-wide unit system. If enough registered voters sign the petition, the matter will be presented for the en- tire county to vote on. Some folks don't think the unit system is our answer, but FT. ADAMS MAIN STREET This photo shows a portion the Ft. Adams Main Street during heavy rain which fell on Saturday, July 19. Due to the fact that the ditches along the county road are completely silted in, both streets in the small community in the Second epervisor District flood during ev- ,rainstorm.. -- Photo Submitted the system we have surely isn't working. The unit sys- tem doesn't do away with the Board of Supervisors. It simply creates a countywide road maintenance system. All taxpayers pay for equip- ment, maintenance, labor, insurance, fuel and materi- als used in all five districts. If we had the unit system, all of these items could be regu- lated more efficiently. The current overspending of the county budget reflects the lack of regulation, and we as tax payers end up back on the merry-go-round. Spend money, run out of money, borrow money and pay it back at tax time. If we con- \\; tinue to let this go on, v)e will five ways and waiting on oil never see the actual benbits money just isn't working. of our tax monies. One ex The recent rains and the ample of this is the Second rise and ihll of the mighty District which now has two motor graders. I don't know what happened to the old one that supposedly would have cost $30,000.00 to repair. My guess is it is abandoned somewhere just like the clip- per that has been sitting on Donegal Road at a church for two years. You don't just abandon equipment and buy a new one because the note on the new equipment is cheaper by the month than the repair. We need a coun- ty wide maintenance pro- gram. Splitting the budget sissippi River has had sh a bit confused but fisherman, Andy Par- tridg of Woodville caught a good\\;mess of white perch last week. Wayne Cavin of Lake Maralso had a pretty good stringer full of white perch. Hopefully, the fish will continue to bite and you can come on out and wet a hook. However, remember to watch for sticks with cans, mops, buckets or 2x4's pro- truding from the roads, this is a warning signal. Pothole, crater or washout ahead! Local officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have scheduled sev- eral hunter safety courses to be held in Wilkinson County for the 2014-2015 hunting seasons. A hunter education course is mandatory for all indi- viduals born after January 1, 1972, who want to hunt in, Mississippi, and also for individuals 12 and up who plan on hunting alone with- out the direct supervision of an adult 21 or over. The course is 10 hours long and is free to the public. All interested persons must pre-register by calling the Magnolia office of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks at 601-783-2911. All persons attending this course must also present their social se- curity card before taking the class. This course qualifies these individuals for hunter safety requirements in all 50 states. The all-day courses set in Wilkinson County are as fol- lows: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, August 4, 5 and 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly, J. R. Hamilton Extension Service Building, Second South Street, Woodville. Saturday, September 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour lunch break on your own, J. R. Hamilton Exten- sion Service Building, Sec- ond South Street, Woodville. Bring your own bag lunch. Saturday, October 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour lunch break on your own, J. R. Hamilton Extension Service Build- ing, Second South Street, Woodville. Bring your own bag lunch. Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, Internet Students Only, J. R. Hamil- ton Extension Service Build- ing, Second South Street, Woodville. Internet class time 9 a.m. until noon. For more information on the above-listed classes contact the instructor, Gary Crum, at 601-660-3170. As an alternative, indi- viduals may take the first seven (7) hours of the 10- hour course online by visit- ing www.beasafehunter.org. At the website home page click on the tab "Classroom" and there you will be re- quired to create a user name and password to gain entry to the course. Once completed be sure to print the "Affidavit of Com- pletion" and have this docu- ment notarized. This affida- vit must be presented when you take the final three hours. If you do not bring this document with you, you will not be allowed to finish the Hunter Ed. Course. If you have taken the seven-hour online portion of the class and want to fin- ish your final hunter safety WCH$ & WWMS Athlete's Physical Exam August 4 & 5 All student athletes who will be participating in extra curricular activities during the 2014-2015 sports season must complete a two-part physical exam. On Mon- day, August 4, 2014at 3:30 p.m. athletes must report to the Wilkinson County High School gym for the first part of the physical exam, and on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. athletes must report to Catchings Clinic for the second part of the physi- cal exam. Students must be present on Monday to begin the first part of the physical exam in order to complete the second part of the physi- cal exam on Tuesday. The physical is free of charge and is given by the staff of Catch- ings Clinic. Atr these dates, you will be responsible for getting a physical exam at your own cost. Physical exams are a re- quirement of the MHSAA for all students who participate in activities sponsored by the MHSA/E requirements at the Missis- sippi Department of Wild- life and Fisheries district office, you are required to call your local district office to set up an appointment NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors shall hold a special board meeting and a pub- lic hearing at 6:00 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Wilkinson County Park Facility, Building B, located on U.S. Highway 61 North of Woodville, Mississippi, for the limited purpose of discussing and taking action on the issue of raising the height of the Sam Field Spill- way located on the north end of Lake Mary. The public is invited to attend and offer com- ment on that specific issue at this meeting. Wilkinson County Board Of Supervisors By: William Bankston, President Team With Local Ties Wins 2 State Titles Rampage '05 8-and-under girls team won three state championships this summer. Amanda Newman, fifth from the left, and Allie Loftin, third from the right, have close ties to Centreville.  Submitted Photo TWO STATE TITLES TAKEN IN ONE MONTH BY 8.YEAR-OLDS To win a state champion- ship is the ultimate goal for any competitive sports team, but to win two state cham- pionships within a month seems impossible. The Rampage '05, a select team from the Northwest Rankin Youth Association composed of girls 8 and un- der, accomplished this feat. The team won the Missis- sippi USFA State Cham- pionship, the ASA South State Championship, and the Mississippi ASA State Championship. With an overall record of 60-14-1, the team racked up tournament championships across the state. The team has a definite Centreville connection. The third baseman is Amanda Newman, the daughter of Bobby and Laurie Newman of Brandon and granddaugh- ter of Robert (Brother) and Janelle Newman of Centrev- file. The coach, Will Loftin, is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Iftin, also of Centreville. Coach Will Lof- tin's daughter, Allie, played outfield on the team and is the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lof- tin. -- Article'Submitted to finish the final three (3) hours which includes in- structions and firing of a weapon. Normal class days are each Friday beginning at 1 p.m. at the MDWFP of- fice in Magnolia. Individuals in Wilkinson County can call the Missis- sippi Department of Wild- life and Fisheries district office in Magnolia at 601- 783-2911 for information on how to take the final three hours. Rampage Coaches Haley and Will Loftin are shown with Amanda Newman. -- Submitted Photo Old River Water Association Inc. 61o Main Street P.O. Box 580 Woodville, MS 6oi-888-3782 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2 POSITIONS (B) Certified Waterworks Operator Meter Reader Apply by submitting resume to our office by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014