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NEWSPAPER - Established 1824 00publican Volume 190 USPS 462-260 50 per copy Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Thursday, September 25, 2014 Number 21 The backup generator to operate the Town of Woodville's water system dur- ing power outages and failures arrived on a trailer Monday morning, Septem- ber 22. A large telescoping crane was used to pick up the generator, at far right on Wailer, and set it on a concrete slab, shown at lower left in the photo at the Woodville Water Plant. The Town Woville of let the project for bids and the lowest came in at $150,628. 'he town has obtained a grant in the amount of $132,000, and we will have to pay the anticipated balance of $18,628. The generator will operate on natural gas and run the water system's well and purification system," said Mayor Gary D'Aquilla. -- Woody:lie Republican Pho- to by Andy J. Lewis Deer & Wildlife Festival Coming Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The 2014 Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival is quickly approaching, and the Festival Committee reports that it will be an- other amazing year. The annual event, now in its seventh year, will be held around the Court: house Square in historic downtown Woodville on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children's Village requires additional fee/wristband. The 2014 festival will feature Brian "Pigman" Quaca, Encana's Wild Game Cook Off, Children's Village, artist demonstra- tors, trade vendors, arts and crafts, and lots of deli- cious local food. There will be live music all day pro- vided by Donnell Sullivan, The Veal Brothers Gospel Group and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns. Sponsorship opportunities are still available - as well as volunteer and commu- nity service opportunities, and a limited number of vendor spaces. Proceeds from the Festi- val go to support the Wood- ville/Wilkinson County Main Street Association's projects. Woodville became a certified Main Street Community in 2004. Since then, Woodville Main Street has completed mul- tiple cmmunity-enhance- ment projects. The most recent projects include Polk's Meat Market Reha- bilitation and development of the adjacent Woody:lie Arts Park. Proceeds from this year's festival will go to complete these 2 on-go- ing projects. The Deer and Wildlife Festival is a promotional event designed to bring in visitors to stimulate the lo- cal economy. This is direct- ly aligned with the Main Street's goals of support- ing local businesses and enhancing the visitor expe- rience, while building com- munity pride. In addition to the festival, Woodville Main Street has produced professional photos for community-wide websites, helped facilitate state sup- port for the building of the Woodville Hospitality Center, and is publishing new Woodville/Wilkinson County Brochures. The Woodville Main Street Association also offers lo- cal business development trainings in conjunction with the MS Development Authority and MSU Exten- sion Service. According to Woodville Main Street Manager Polly Rosenblatt, recent downtown visitor traffic includes about 100 French tourists per month and approximately 300 ad- ditional tourists. Local businesses and property owners are benefitting from the influx of people in the oil and gas indus- try. To capitalize on this visitor influx, Rosenblatt says the Main Street As- sociation would like to see the addition of cultural heritage, historic architec- ture, and botanical walk- ing trails throughout the town with downloadable mobile maps available for visitors. To volunteer, send re- quest to kadabean@ me.com. For sponsorship and vendor requests, con- tact Festival Coordinator Alicia Randall at alici- arandall03@yahoo.com. Visit our website at www. deerandwildlifefestival. com and like our Facebook page: Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival. Circuit Court Sets Trial Dates For A Number Of Criminal Cases Sixth District Circuit Judge Lillie Blackmon Sand- ers set court dates for a num- ber of felony cases which oc- cur on the October 2014 term of court. According to court min- utes on file in the Wilkinson County Circuit Clerk's Of- rice, she has set trial on the following cases: State vs. Aaron Nettles. Trial is scheduled for Mon- day, October 27, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Court- house in Woodville. State vs. Autumn Stout. Trial is scheduled for Mon- day, October 27, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Court- house in Woodville. State vs. William Till- man. Trial is scheduled for Monday, October 27, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woody:lie. State vs. Charles Lewis is scheduled for Tuesday, Oc- tober 14. at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Court- State vs. Michael John- son. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. William Wade McCants. Trial is scheduled for Monday, October 20, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woody:lie. State vs. William Quil- len. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. Christopher Stewart. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. Teh4n Hen- yard. Trial is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. Adam Whit- tington. Trial is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. Tyrano Dunn. Trial is sched- uled for Wednesday, October 8, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Courthouse in Wood- ville. State vs. Sylvaskia P. Stinson. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson Coun- ty Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. Billy Givens. Trial is scheduled for Tues- day, October 7, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Court- house in Woodville. State vs. John John- son, Jr. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Courthouse in Woodville. State vs. Marcus James. Trial is scheduled for Tues- day, October 21, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkinson County Court- house in Woodville. State vs. William C. Woodall. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, at 9 a.m. at the Wilkin- son County Courthouse in house in Woodville. State vs. Quarance Woodville. [ Sh00|e by Bernell McGehee Decision Time For TMS For those of us growing up in Southwest ssissippi, we've all experienced the coldness of a water hole. There is only one approach that works. Jump in and get wet and get the shock over with. Then, enjoy the fun. But, too en folks put in a toe and jump back (Devon?) or So, as a group, we're shiver- ing. Somebody has got to dive in and tell us the water is fine. From where I sit Encana seems to be the company that will make or break the play. Encana is big and financially strong enough to make the play with or without a Mr. Deep Pockets partnering with them. Encana is very methodical in wade out and shiver and turn their approach to the play. And, blue in the lips trying to decide Encana has options. whther to swim or not (En- Not that other companies cana?). The TMShas alot oftoe don't have options, but Encana dippers. , " cawaIk away without it being Back in June I was asked when I thought the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play would be de- clared commercial. I responded that I believed the play was commercial and that I believed these operating companies would declaro the play as such in their second quarter reports in late July and early August and that we would be off and running soon afterwards. I was wrong. And, in fact, it doesn't ap- pear the play will be declarod commercial in the 3rd quarter reports at this point. My initial jump to judge- ment was based upon the accel- erating actions of the operators in the play. WE were wading in and about up to our waist at the time. We've ldnda' stopped and maybe even pulled back a little since then. The acceleration is continuing at little on some fronts, but very, very slowly and cautiously. And seemingly backing up in others. Yes, a LOT of units are be- ing permitted. But, for the most part, the building of pads is following a just in time process. Co and Sanchez seem to be comfortably ahead in pad construction and continue to build pads, even though both of these companies only have one rig operating. Halcon is ahead with pad building, also, but with two rigs the comfort zone isn't quite what you would expect with winter fast approaching. Encana and Goodrich? These companies are stress- ing themselves by staying just ahead of the needs. I once thought this was due to weath- er delays, but rm not sure any- more. Yen see hero's the thing, Go- odrich announced early in 2014 its intent to have five rigs in the TMS this year and Encana was once rumored to be accelerating to eight rigs by Mawh of 2015 beginning in the 3rd quarter of this year. Instead, Goodrich backed off from four to three rigs and current plans hinge on finding a JV partner (aka Mr. Deep P(kets). Encana has never added a rig, though the current rumor is to possibly be adding one or maybe two rigs early in 2015. Halcon announced a financ- ing ent in June for $400 million, but hasn't added any rigs. Comsteck and San- chez are just getting going good with one rig. Rumors of more companies entering the play still float around, but, so far no others have come forth. a big deal to their company. Most others can't. Encana won't wait much longer to decide, in my opinion. By January I believe they will be in or out. Now, ]?m a believer in the TMS. The oil is in place and ready for someone to jump in and go get it. But, rm telling you, folks don't always jump in. Sometimes they get out and go home. While we wait, hero are the current acthrities involving pre- production wells as of Septam- ber 19. Drilling or Moving on: Wilkinson, Halcon Ganlden #1H, Halcon Creek Cottage West #1 and Creek Cottage East #1H, Comstock 28-40 No. 1H, Goodrich 8H-1 and 2; Am:re, Encana Ash 13-1 and 2, Sanchez St. Davis #1; Tan- gipahoa, G(xxirich Verberne 5H-l, Goedrich Williams 46H- 1. Fracturing or awaiting to be fractured: Wilkinson, Halcon Geerge Martens, et. al. #1I Goodrich CMR Foster Creek 24-13H-1, Halcon Shuckrow 10H-l, Sanchez Dry Fork East #2; Am:re, Encana Sabine :: 12H-I and 2, ch Spears .,i !: 31-6H-I.  ........ : ".,'-' Awaiting plugs to be drilled out or drilled out and flowinff. Wilkinson, Halcon S D Smith 1H, Goodrich CMR-Foster 31-22H-1, Encana Pin- tard 28H-2, Halcon Fassman 9H-1, Amite County, Encana Lyons 35H-1, Goodrich Bates 25-2AH-1 Word is Trinidad Rig #125 completed the Sabine 12H-1 and 2 wells in record times, though a lot of core sampling occurred while on the site, and this rig will be moving to Longieaf 29H site about 3 miles southeast ofLiberty soen te drill 2 wells. Provide feedback for this col- umn to bemellmcgehee@gmafl. coin. Miss Mississippi Coming To Woodville Miss Jasmine Murray, Miss Mississippi for 2015, is scheduled to make an appearance in Wilkinson County on Sunday, January 18, in the Wilkinson County High School Gymnasium. She will be the guest speak- er and sing at the 28th An- nual Dr. Martin L. King Program according to the program organizer, Charles E. Johnson. Miss Murray recently represented the State of Mis- sissippi in the Miss America Pageant held in New Jersey and she placed in the top ten. Miss Murray is a native of Starkville and attends Mis- sissippi State University. Johnson stated, "I am asking for the support of in- dividuals, groups or church- es who would like to make financial donations to help cover the cost (appearance fee, travel, flowers, plaque, food, etc.) of bringing her to Wilkinson County." A more detailed article about the Dr. Martin L. King Program will appear in this newspaper at a later date.