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t ! The Woodville Republican, Thursday, August 22, 2013 Page 3 2013 Woodville Deer & Wildlife Festival Arts & Crafts Vendors < < < Letter To The Editor > > > ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Announced this week by the couple on Saturday, by her parents, Bonnie and the seventh of September, William Petty, of Brook- in a six o'clock ceremony at haven, is the engagement Percy Quinn State Park in and forthcoming marriage of McComb. Miss Michelle Greer to Mr. Friends and relatives~ of Will Hill, son of Kristi and the couple are cordially invit- Ricky Hill of Centreville and ed to attend the wedding and Sheila and Sam Hudgins of the reception which ~ im- Brookhaven. mediately follow at the Percy Vows ~ be exchanged Quinn Convention Center. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Attention all Arts and Crafts Vendors and Trade Booth Vendors. If you would like a booth at this year's festival, please visit us on- line at www.deerandwild- for a vendor application. We look for- ward to seeing you there! Early bird deadline for registration is September 1. Please call Dearing Ste- vens at 601-888-3998, or email her at woodvillefes- with any questions. Wilkinson County MHV News Ann/L Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Service The Wilkinson County Council of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers (MHV) has announced the date for the 2013 MHV Fall Bazaar. The event ~ll be on Thursday, November 7, at the J.R. Hamilton Build- ing located at 982 Second South Street in Woodxdlle. Once again, lunches will be sold for $8.00 a plate and Hill include a choice of jam- balaya or taco soup served with 7-Layer Salad, French bread, dessert and tea. The MHV handmade quilt ~ be on display and raffle tickets for the quilt Hill be available from MHV members and at the Extension Office begin- ning the first week of Sep- tember. Handmade items ranging from jewelry to baby blankets to Christmas gi~s will be available for pur- chase, as well as homemade cakes and pies. So mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this annual fund- raising event. The Wilkinson County MHV Council is looking for individuals interested in starting new clubs or joining existing clubs in the county. The mission of MHV is to strengthen families through education and community in- volvement. MHV clubs usu- ally have 10 to 20 members who participate in leader training classes, take part in public policy education and serve as community volun- teer leaders. Members may participate in county, area and state programs. Clubs may consist of traditional young family couples (under 35), older couples or indi- viduals, retirees, and senior citizens and may focus on special interests, lunch-and- learn meetings, or evening meetings. Mail box member- ship is offered for those who want to receive training and educational materials but don't have time to join a tra- ditional club. If you are in- terested in joining or starting a Wilkinson County MHV club, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Service at 601-888-3211 July 29, 2013 although I saw these scenes Yes I do pay MS taxes, and to be picturesque beauty of upon several visits, I have wit- Jeannette Beunett-Brackens Mississippi, to see them in nessedwhereas the creekover- 55 Plantation Oaks surreal time can only give flows and washes debris into Humboldt, TN 38343 them the justice that they my yard and my n~Fs. deserve. This is a result of a build up of The Woodville Republican There are numerous sce-mud and debris under a bridge P.O. Box 696 nic locations that I felt were and the creek that leads to the Woodville, MS 39669 absolutely breath taking, un- bridges. In the past only the fortunately the roads that creek/ditch has been cleaned/ Letter To The Editor lead to them are atrocious; as dredged, but this does not solve well as the bridges, the problem because under the The letter to the editor I have seen surveyors at bridge, the sediment and de- that was published in the these dilapidated bridges, bris was not removed. July 25th issue, I agree with yet no repairs are being do- Why do I continue to Ms. Rhonda Quirk. ne. Is the "County" waiting reside at such a place? Its There are beautiful sce- for a death to occur, which simple, because of its beauty. nic areas along, I think it would lead to a lawsuit, be- I do not have to leave the is called Buffalo River Rd, fore they do anything about United States to enjoy it. Lake Mary, and Fort Adams. them? Where is the money I have taken the liberty to going to repair these roads Regards, attach just a few. I must add, and bridges? J. Bennett-Brackens Friday, August 16 Mr. Lewis: I started to send you this article two weeks ago but never got around to it. Mrs. Myrtis Martin has packed up, sold her store in Ft. Adams, loaded up all her belongings and moved to Mc- Comb to be with her family because her health has got- ten too bad to keep running the store. Yesterday, I was working in her old store for new own- er Willie Smith when Dr. Bob Lewis came riding up on his bike to visit Mrs. Myrtis. ,That was a long trip for him to make to see her, and he had no idea she had moved. Mrs. Myrtis is very dear to us here at Ft. Adams. She was our caretaker in many ways. She did not just run the store, she got our packages, always had stamps, envelopes -- what- ever you needed, she had it. She watched out for us. She cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, opened her doors to everyone -- no invitation needed, just come in and get a plate. Anyway, I could go on and on. Ft. Adams will never be the same without her. She was iconic here, having been a resident since 1972. I re- member her as a child com- ing to fish and always stop- ping by. My son is 23, he has the same memories, always stopping in to see her. Thanks, Rhonda Quirk (Publisher's Note: As was said in the lines listed above, I, too, always en- joyed my stops at the Ft. Adams Grocery which Myr- tis Martin and her husband, the late Bill Martin, ran for many years. A~r his death she changed the name to Myrtis' Grocery, where she served the community in many ways. The stere name changed, but Mrs. Myrtis never did. Not only did she sell sta- ples at her store, she also pro- vided weather reports, river stage information, hunting and fishing news and good ole county friendliness. Many Mississippi River floods down through the years might have made her move her store, but as soon as she could get settled in her "new temporary quar- ters" she would open her doors to her customers and friends. Many times I stepped in just for a visit that might last a couple of minutes or an hour, not really needing anything else but a visit with a very special person. Wilkinson County has lost a good, kindhearted per- son and an astute business lady. I, along with many others, will say, "Best wishes Miss Myrtis. We Hill all miss you and your gentle smile, and most of all, your big heart. -- Andy Lewis, Publisher) Announced this week Annie Mae and John Dennis by her parents, Fannie and of Centreville and the late Edwin Trufant, of Centrev- Ruth and Edward Trufant ille, is the engagement and of New Orleans. She is a forthcoming marriage of 2005 graduate of Wilkinson Miss Rosheeda R. Trufant County High School. to Mr. Jamal O. Scott of The prospective bride- Woodville. The prospective groom is the grandson of Ed- bridegroom is the son of Sa- na L. Turner and Clarence brina and Clarence Scott of Swan of Woodville and the Woodville. late Alean and Leroy Jarvis Vows ~ll be exchanged of Woodville. He is a 2005 by the couple on Saturday, graduate of Wilkinson Coun- the twenty-fourth of August, ty High School. at the Baker Municipal Cen- Friends and relatives of ter in a six o'clock ceremony the couple are cordially in- performed by the Reverend vited to attend the wedding Ernest Ford, Jr. and the reception which will Grandparents of the immediately follow at the bride-elect are Winnie B. Baker Municipal Center, lo- Collins ofCentreville andthe cated at 3325 Gram Read in late Isacc Collins and the late Baker, Louisiana. Find what you're looking for in the classifed ads! The Woodville Republican 601-888-4293 only $12 per run Count Wilkinson Events Please '~all Calendar Of Events To Add 601-888-4293 by noon Friday AUGUST 21 St. Luke BC, AMB Association of Wilk. Co., General Meeting, 7:30 pm 23 & 25 Open AA Meeting, United Methodist Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 24 Clarmount MBC, Men's Day Program, Guest/Maurice Irving, 6 pm 24 St. John #2 BC, Pastor's 3rd Year Anniversary, .Rev. Earnest James, 5:30 pm 24 Open AA Mooting, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 25 New Life Community BC + Woodville BC,, Mission Program, 3 pm 25 Clarmount MBC, Worship & Praise Service, Rev, Michael White, 11 am 25 Embrew BC, Musical Night of Praise, Guest choirs & praise groups, 6:30 pm 25 Bleakhouse BC, Family & Friends Day Program, guest speaker + choir, 2 pm 30 Class of 1983 Meeting, Wilk. Co. Public UbraP/, 6:30, Contact Angle McKenzie-Jones 31 New Zion Hill BC, Benefit Program/Lil Jay Kelly III, 7:30 pm SEPTEMBER 1 Greater Hollywood BC, Church Anniversary, noon 3 Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Mooting, 4 pm 3 & 5 Open AA Mooting, United Methodist Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 4 Open AA Mooting, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 9 TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Mooting, WUk. Co, Shedffs Complex, Hwy 61 S., 10 am 10 & 12 Open AA Meeting, United Methodist Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 11 Open AA Mooting, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Call 601-493-7636, noon 12 Hwy Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm 15 Oak Hill 1st Zion BC, Christian @ The Clock, Rev. Harold Smith, 3 pm 22 New Zion Hill BC, Pack The Pews, Women in White, Men is the Head Program, 2 625 Main Street Woodville 601-888-6868 Open Monday- Thursday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm , Closed Friday DR. DICK WHITAKER, Optometrist, Tues. & Thurs. 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