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Page 10 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, August 27, 2015 Visiting in the home of Mrs.Mr. and Mrs.Andy Lewis at- Phyllis Geter on Sunday, Au- tended the WCCA ballgame in gust 23, were Mrs. Paul Boteler Coushatta, I_~, on Friday eve- and sons, Drew and Kyle, Mr. ning and continued on to Lake and Mrs. Mike Rayborn ofFlor- Charles, La., for a weekend ence, and Mr. and Mrs. Bubba visit in the home of their son-in- Geter of Natchez. They came law and daughter, D~. and Mrs. especially to help celebrate Ryan Foret, and grandchildren, Mrs. Phyllis Getefs ninety-sec- Andrew, Elise and Mae. ond birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Netter- Mrs. Wes Bennett of Mexidi- ville enjoyed a long weekend at an visited in Woodville recently Perdido Key, Florida. with Dr. and Mrs. Jennings Ow- ens and Miss Reily Ann Owens Their friends in this area will and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walker be sorry to hear of the recent and Emma and Jennings. She deaths of Mrs. Emma Jean came especially to help with Barker of Gloster and Mrs. her niece and nephew while Frances Campbell of Madi- their parents attended a work son and formerly of W'fll6nson related conference. Coun~ WCCA SENIOR GIRLS WITH GUEST Rabies Case Came From Bat - Wilkinson County Christian Academy's senior girls par- On August 21the Mississip- miologistDr.PaulByers.'~-Iow- ticipated in a "Senior Retreat" re- pi State Department of Health ever, this serves as a reminder cently at the Wilkinson County Park. (MSDH) reported that the type to never touch or handle bats, Class members are pictured with one of rabies confirmed earlier this and if you do have exposure to weekin a feral cat in Starkville a bat, contact your local health- of the wonderful guest speakers. Se- came from a bat. This is the care provider and your provid- first rabies case confirmed in er can contact the Mississippi ter (using a vaccine approved a land animal in Mississippi State Depar|rnentofHealth for with 3 year immunity), as re- since 1961. The cat is described constdtation~" as a small black and white kit- Rabies is a viral ~ of quired by state law. A bat that is active by day, ten. mammals that is transmitt~ found in a place where bats Exposures to the rabid cat through the bite of an infected are not usually seen, or that is were first reported in down- animal or through the contam- unable to fly, and is easily ap- town Starkville. The cat was inafion of a fresh wound with proached, could have rabies then removed from the down- saliva from an infected animal, and should be avoided. town area and dropped off in a Rabies is completely prevent- Wash any wound from an remote area in the general vi- able if past-exposure shots are animal thoroughly with soap cinity of the Thad ~ Re- administered after contact and water and seek medical at- search Park near the campus with a rabid animal, tentionimmediately. of Mississippi State University Mississippians can help pro- Health officials urge anyone (MSU) where additional expo- tect themselves against rabies who may have been bitten or sureso~mTed, by taking the following precau- scratched by a feral (wild) cat Further testing of the caffs tions: matching the description alx~e brain tissue confirmed that the Do not handle or touch on August 16 or up to ten days cat was infected with rabies live or dead feral animals, ani- prior, to immediately contact from a bat. Additionally, lab mals you do not know, or wild their primary healthcare pro- results of other animals found animals such as raccoons, bats, vider and the MSDH Office of near the rabid cat were rabies- skunks, foxes and coyotes that Epidemiology at 601-576-7725. negative, can carry rabies. At this time there is no ongoing "We regularly identify bats ff you see a dog or cat act- with rabies in Mississippi, so ing strangely, contact your local public health risk. For more information on ra- these results tell us that the Animal Control officials, bies, visit the MSDH website at cat became infected after con- Vaccinate animals when tact with an infected bat rather your dog or cat has reached 3 Follow MSDH by email and than contact with another ani- months of age, one year later, social media at HealthyMS. mal," said Deputy State Epide- and every three years thereaf- corn/connect. August 24, 2015 The Wilkinson Ccounty School District Office of Fed- eral Programs is now seeking enthusiastic applicants to serve as tutors within the district. Tutors will provide services to elementary students in grades K-5. WCSD is also seeking an ELL (Bi-lingual) tutor with a back- ground in Spanish to provide targeted assistance to ELL students. All applicants must possess a total of 48 hours of college credit or successfully complete the Work Keys Assessment. For further information about the aforementioned positions, please contact Mr. Chad Bradford, Federal Programs Director, or Ms. Sarah Stanwood, Federal Programs Assistant, at (601) 888- 3320. Applicants may also inquire by email at cbrad- ford @ wilkinson, kl 2. ms. us. Wilkinson County School District adheres to all fed- eral and state laws/regulations regarding non-discrimi- nation. nior girls pictured above, front row, from left, are as follows: Jamie Lewis, Allison Cavin and Kayla McKey. Back row, same order: Olivia Hurst, Sa- mantha Dobson, guest speaker Laura Seal Lindsey and Carmen Cavin. -- WCCA Submitted Photo Skin Cancer Most Common Form Of Cancer In U,S. Skin cancer is the most er use UV tanning beds. common cancer in the US, and Cover up with clothing, each year there are more new including a bread-brimmed hat cases of skin cancer than the and UV-blocking sunglasses. combined incidence of breas~ Use a broad spectrum prostate, lung and colon can- (UVAK/VB) sunsereen with cer. Skin cancer can affect any- an SPF of 15 or higher every one, regardless of skin color, day. For extended outdoor ac- gender or age. In fact, one in tivity, use a water-resistant, five Americans will develop broad spectram (UVA/UVB) skin cancer in the course of a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 lifetime. These facts may be or higher. alarming, but because skin Apply 1 ounce (2 table- cancer is mainly a behavioral spoons) of stmscreen to your disease, it is highly prevent- entire body 30 minutes before able. going outside. Reapply every "About 86 percent of mela- two hours or immediately after nomas and 90 percent of non- swimming or excessive sweat- melanoma skin cancers are ing. associated with exposure to the Keep newborns out of sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays," thesun. Sunscreens should be said Perry Robins, MD, presi- used on babies over the age of dent of The Skin Cancer Foun- six months. clarion. "Thafs why embracing Examine your skin head- proper sun protection is critical to-too every month. year-round. You~l reduce your See your physician ev- skin cancer risk and help pre- cry year for a professional vent wrinkles, leathery skin skin exam. and brown spots." . For more information, vis- Follow The Skin Cancer it the Foundation's website, Foundation's Prevention, which fea- Guidelines to stay sun-safe: tures more than 600 pages of Seek the shade, especially medically-reviewed content between 10 axa. and 4 pan. on skin cancer prevention, Do not burn. early detection and treat- Avoid tanning and nev- ment. i WCCA Holds 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Americana Development 4200 Liberty Road, Zachary, La Adult & Youth Divisions/S25 entry fee ESi!i Tasfihg Et ff Beer Taxiing H(~ D(~" ~t Cbld Dflfiks F - aifiti & idz Zone Senior Retreat At Co. Park Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy held the 1st Senior Legacy Retreat recently at the Wilkinson County Park. The goal of this event was to impress upon students that being a senior is a serious role. It's far more than ceremonies, luncheons, being cool and caps and gowns. Coordinators Charlsie Jensen, Deborah Vines and Donna Loomis recruited some of WCCA's greatest legacies and community members to speak to the Se- nior Class of 2016. These role models shared that attitudes, behaviors and relationships have an impact on the school now and in the future. The students were charged with maintaining and leaving a positive legacy both at WC- CA and in the community. Seniors reflected on goals, participated in team building and prayer and much more. "It may be fun to be looked at but its more important to be looked up to!" said the se- niors. %Ve hope this positive legacy is contagious!" 'Tqe want to thank our volunteers, Brother Timmy Straight, Mr. Matthew Bie- sel, Mrs. Cynthia Calvert, Dr. Tim Lindsey and Mr. Laura Lindsey and Mr. Bruce Patin," said the class members. Extension Service Offers Health Insurance Information Mississippians may be eli- gible for financial assistance to help pay for health insur- ance. The Mississippi State University Extension Service offers information on the Af- fordable Care Act on their website. The enrollment period for the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins on No- vember 1. Early enrollment may be offered to individu- als who have experienced certain life changes, such as birth of a child or loss of a job. Go to 1B_B__QUHci for more infor- mation, or contact Bonnie Carew at 662-325-1321. [ C il f y Judges by Ve es a (he Louisiana Mermaid For entry registration form and event information, visit or call (225)658-6699. All proceeds benefit the LaneRMC Foundation. Presented by: HOMES. LEVEL giot ai