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Page 6 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, October 8, 2015 Area Counties To Celebrate Tobacco-Free Red Ribbon Week WCHS Homecoming Parade Excites Large Crowd Red Ribbon Week, one of the most effective campaigns for preventing tobacco use among youth, takes place October 23 - 31. This year's Red Ribbon Week theme is, "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free." The week is an op- portunity for youth and com- munities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Every year local elemen- tary, middle and high school students participate in vari- ous events emphasizing a healthy lifestyle that is free of drugs and tobacco. Missis- sippi Tobacco-Free Coalition directors work to educate all students on the harm- ful effects of tobacco, dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke, and the benefits of smoke-free air. "All too often, people for- get that tobacco is a drug. Far too many Mississippi- ans are exposed to tobacco and secondhand smoke every day," said Tabitha Wilson, director of the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Pike, Amite and Wilkinson Counties. %roung children are especially vul- nerable to secondhand smoke because their bodies are developing so quickly. Children also take in more secondhand smoke because they breathe more rapidly than adults and often can- not remove themselves from areas where secondhand smoke is present." According to the Cam- paign for Tobacco-Free Kids, every day 700 kids who have already experimented with cigarettes ,become new regu- lar, daily smokers. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and adolescents, who are still going through critical periods of growth and de- velopment, are particularly vulnerable to its effects. "During Red Ribbon Week, we teach all children to be drug-free and tobacco-free. We want to encourage all students to refrain from us- ing tobacco," says Dr. Evelyn Walker, Director of the Mis- sissippi State Department of Health's (MSDH) Office of Health Promotion & Health Equity. "Tobacco is linked to several different types of can- cer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States." THE FAR CORNER Ft, Adams & LakeMary by Rhonda Quirk I have to give credit where it is due, and the log- gers on Jackson Point de- serve to be recognized for their courteous and careful driving. I was dreading an- other bout with log trucks on our pitiful little road. The fact that they are not speeding and are using ex- treme caution in the one lane areas is to be com- mended. We also appreci- ate the road work they are providing. Now, if everyone would follow their exam- ple, our road might remain in passable condition. It seems like we are al- ways recuperating from some disastrous situation out here in the swamp. The high water has gone and the recovery process has begun. For months it has beenalmost deserted due to the water but folks are returning to The Far Cor- ner. Hunters are busy pre- paring for hunting season, .,': 'which is definitely helping our local businesses. Lake Mary Cottages manager Mrs. Louise Dawson says business has significantly picked up, but she has cottages available for the upcoming hunting season. However, she recommends booking in advance to en- sure availability. Our area is slowly pro- gressing, but we are still behind in so many ways. Winter is coming, and I pray we don't have a freez- ing, rainy winter. Rain is our biggest enemy because of our road conditions. One big down pour and it's back to square one. Roads be- come mud pits. Folks stop coming. Everybody loses out. There is demand here Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 & email wrepublican@bellsouth.net by noon Friday "--.....for many services, yet the coastant repeating of un- neces-~a~y, potentially haz- ardous "~ad conditions hinders many investors. For example, we need a good restaurant. I mean one that would help attract more folks to our area and not force us to rely solely on hunters and fisher- men, as most of the local businesses here do. Folks will drive great distances to enjoy a good meal and good company. The drive from Woodville to Lake Mary is beautiful. High- way 24 West has available locations that are always accessible. I know I am a dreamer! I wish I could get folks to see Lake Mary and Fort Adams as I do. I have always thought the big, yellow house (The old Curry House) on the hill at the'end of the backstreet in Fort Adams would make a lovely bed and breakfast. It has the southern charm and mystery to bb a perfect get-away. Folks tell ghost stories about the house and many report seeing confederate soldiers roam- ing the ridges. It has been on the market numerous times, but it doesn't have a decent road. All of the past neglect of our roads keep us from making any future progress. It is sad to see so many potential opportuni- ties squashed, due to inac- cessible property. Despite all the problems that seem to plague us, life is still good in The Far Cor- ner. Last week, I had the privilege of going white perch fishing with our lo- cal fishing guru, Andy Par- tridge. We caught about twenty in three hours. Nor- mally, I tight line. I love hooking a big, old catfish and fighting him all the way to the bank. However, a few of the perch put up a pretty good ,fight. The little black mosquitoes were also biting. The cool weather hasn't deterred them at ~uthwe~t 2045 IN,C,'. 24 ~;~, Woodville, i'-,~ ~69 The Late Ernest 3." Woodside Honorary Parade Grand Marshall Ernest "Bro." Wood- side served his coun- try, community and church with dedication and pride. Affectionate- ly called "Bro" by all who knew him, he be came a familiar staple at the events and ser- vices of the Wilkinson County School District, the high school espe- cially. The administra- tion and parents rest assured on a number of evenings knowing that among many oth- er possible incidenc- es, conflicts would be prevented, proms and dances would not be in- terrupted by onlookers, and most importantly, that the students were safe whenever Bro was on the job. Not only was Bro faithful in his service to the school, but as an active member of the NAACP, the civil rights all. Snakes are also pilfer- ing about searching for a warm spot. So if you ven- ture out be sure to have insect repellent and watch your step. Oh! Don't forget the Deer and Wildlife Festival this Saturday, October 10, around the Courthouse Square in Woodville. Only $5 for a day of food, music and family fun! Hope to see you there! Crossroads SW Woodville, MS 601-888-4404 601-431-9151 ACCEPTING PRIVATE PAY AND RLUE CROSS movement, and the forman and a member Wilkinson County Dem- of the army, from which ocratic Executive Com- he was honorable dis- mittee, he helped our charged. community make signif- Above all, Bro was icant strides in the fight dedicated ,to his family. for equality, justice ~r~d His wife q~ thirty nine peace. Additionally Broyears, Irma Lee; chil- was a deacon for over 50 dren, Reginald, David years at Magnolia Bap- and LaTanya; grand- tist Church, served on children, Shadreka, Da- the election commissionvid, Christopher, Bra- and was a public ser- lyn, Adaria; and great- vant in the capacity ofgrandchildren, Isiah constable, police officer, and Khaza, are left with the beautiful memories of his legacy. Mr. Woodside was honored by the Wilkin- son County School Dis- trict as the Honorary Grand Marshall of the homecoming parade, and in his memory, his fam- ily wishes the Mighty Wildcats the best of luck in their game! -- Sub- mitted by Zelma Haynes, Wilkinson County High School 8 11 11 14 14 12 18 25 OCTOBER Bayridge BC/GMB Assoc., Love To Our Children, Youth Choir, Queen Drive, 6 pm I-Iopewell CME Church, Woodville, Homecoming Program, Rev. Murlon Webb, Dinner, 1 pm Clarmount M. B. Church, Natchez, Homecoming Services, Rev. Michelle Brooks, Sr, 3 pm Bleakhouse BC/United Ministries Of Faith, Love, Unity & Prayer Workshop, 7 pm Veteran's Service Office, Wilkinson County Courthouse, Open Every Wednesday, 8 am-4 pm TRIAD-S.A.LT. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriffs Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am Rose Hill 2rid Zion BC, Annual Homecoming, noon Kingsford BC, Annual Homecoming Program, Pastor Allen Handy, Casual Day, noon EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR ]AMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE Including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations WHITAKER EYE CLINIC 625 MAIN STREET WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 or 601-888-6868 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED