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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, October 8, 2015 Pa'- 7 October-December Maintenance Schedule For Home Lawn Care Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Coordinator/ Agent Friday, October 2, defi- nitely felt like fall. The day dawned to cooler tempera- tures, low humidity, and a beautiful blue sky. All that was missing for many of us was the much needed rain that usually accompanies a cool front. Several days of this kind of weather in con- junction with fewer hours of daylight triggers a slowing in the growth of grass and stimulates a desire in hu- mans to be outside. Most people associate grass growth with the "150 Rule" which is derived by taking the lowest nighttime temperature and adding it to the daytime high. The stun of these temperatures should be near or above 150 for grass to continue to grow, below 150 equals slowing or no grass growth. Using this formula, last weekend's total of nightly lows of 55 degrees plus the daytime highs of 75 equal 130. Moderate growth on warm-season lawns will con- tinue through mid-October. Dormancy begins with the first frost on all warm-season grasses except St. Augustine, which sometimes does not become completely dormant in winter., Until that first frost, homeowners should continue regular mowing at recommended heights for bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, and carpetgrass; and raise mowing height to 3 inches on St. Augustine to promote winter hardiness. It is also the perfect time to take a soil sample to help you plan your fertiliza- tion program for next sum- mer. Fall is the ideal time to apply lime if your soft test recommends it. Contact the Wilkinson County Exten- sion Office for instructions on testing for lawns or refer to MSU Ex~nsion Information Sheet 1294 Soft Testing for the Homeowner. There is a $6.00 charge for the soft test, but it is well worth the time and effort to ensure a healthy lawn next summer and save on over fertilizing your lawn. For more horticulture information, contact the Wilkinson County Extension Office at 601-888-3211. REMEMBER: Fall Flow- er & Garden Fest, October 16 - 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Sta- tion located at 2024 Experi- ment Station Road, Crystal Springs, MS 39059. More information and seminar schedule can be found on the Fall Fest website h 'J/]fallfest/, on their Facebook page www., or from the Wilkinson County Extension Office. BOS Votes 5-0 Wilkinson County Sher- iff Reginald L. Jackson re- quested that the board ap- prove the purchase of a new patrol vehicle for his de- partment at state contract price. "I had two in my bud- get last year, and didn't buy one. I need one this year," said the sheriff. On motion by Jackson and second by Hollins, the board voted 5-0 toapprove the purchase re- quest made by the sheriff. Wilkinson County Circuit Clerk Lynn Delaney told Second District Supervi- sor Hollins that he never had the voting precinct at the Head Start Building cleaned for the recent pri- mary elections. "You had the Ft. Adams voting pre- cinct cleaned, but not the precinct at the Head Start building. You need to have this cleanup completed in time for the November 3 General Election. Clerk Delaney also re- ported that individuals who are summoned to serve as court jurors are only paid To Borrow... (Continued from t .',~, $20 here in Wilkinson County. "All of the other 81 counties in the state pay their jurors more than what we pay. Circuit Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders is aware of this, and she will be is- suing a court order to in- crease the pay to the jurors of Wilkinson County. Judge Sanders, at her discretion, will decide what the jurors will receive for future ser- vice to the court system," Delaney commented. Clerk Delaney also an- nounced that Third District Election Commissioner Jo Ann Smylie has been ill and unable to attend to her duties of this elected office. The clerk asked Third Dis- trict Supervisor Bankston to look into this matter. Su- pervisor Bankston replied, "I will talk to Mrs. Smylie about this and see what she says." Third District Supervisor Bill Bankston announced that he had received an- other $92,500 from Encana Oil Company for damages caused by heavy oil field trucks to the Hiram Mc- Graw Road in the Third Su- pervisor District. Bankston made a motion to accept, the money for his district. The motion was seconded by Jackson and passed with a 5-0 vote. At 10 a.m. the board opened the lone bid offer for the feeding of prisoners housed in the Wilkinson County Jail for a term of one year. The food must meet all state and federal standards and include a drink. The only bid was received from Flicks Convenience Store as follows: Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals with drink at $5.38 each prisoner per meal. The new contract starts on Tues- day, October 6, 2016, at the new bid rate. On motion by Nettles and a second by Su- pervisor Wil Seal, the food service bid was accepted by unanimous vote. The board recessed until Tuesday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m. "Hunter Safety" by James L. Cummins It's now that time of year that we take to the fields, woodlands and waters not only to experience the excite- ment of hunting, but also to enjoy the beauty of Missis- sippi's outdoors. The increas- ing criticism of today's hunt- ing problems points directly at the misuse of the privi- lege of hunting. Tomorrow's privileges may rely on our ability to correct such misuse through education and ex- ample. Hunter education is a step in the right direction. Mississippi's hunter ed- ucation programs promote responsible, ethical conduCt, emphasize the importance of wildlife management and encourage the safe handling of firearms and ammuni- tion. Students of hunter education courses develop a better understanding of their responsibilities to the wildlife resource, the land- owner, other hunters and themselves. In addition, sta-" tistics prove that the num- ber of hunting accidents is significantly lower for indi- viduals who have completed a hunter education course. In recent years, there have been over 200 hunting accidents recorded in Mis- sissippi. Less than 15 per- cent of these accidents in- volved people with training in hunter education. Mis- sissippi's hunter education program has been ranked in the top 10 nationwide. In 1988, a law was passed by the Mississippi Legislature that requires all persons born on or after January 1, 1972, to complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a hunt- ing license. A course in hunter educa- tion provides one with many facts about hunting such as hunter ethics and respon- sibility, the history of fire- arms, firearms handling and safety, accident prevention, ammunition safety, ballis- tic and range, hypothermia, marksmanship, safe shoot- ing zones, water safety and wildlife identification. Hunt- er education also teaches the importance of wildlife management and conserva- tion, as well as game care, specialty hunting (muzzle loading, bow hunting and handguns), first aid and sur- vival. Written laws cannot en- sure the safety of all hunt- ers; therefore, each hunter should follow an unwrit- ten code of ethics. Hunters' codes are based on respect for wildlife, the land we live on and others' rights, as well as for themselves. Irresponsible hunters give a bad public image of all hunters. There are many things a responsible hunter can do to improve their im- age. Hunters should always leave fences and gates as they found them. When livestock is allowed to get loose, the landowner ends up doing additional work. Thoughtless use of vehicles often damages fields and roads. A good sportsman would never leave litter be- hind. Also, never practice your aim by shooting bot- tles, insulators or road signs. These actions cause damage and debris that other people have to correct or pay for. Al- ways be respectful and try to leave conditions better than you found them. I want to thank the voters of the 1st District for allowing me to serve as your supervisor for the past four years. I have worked hard to earn your confidence. If re-elected, I will continue to work for the good of all of the people of the 1st District and Wilkinson County by initiating projects such as the recent overlaying of Rolling Hills Subdivision and the Jackson Louisiana Road and the replace- ment of two bridges. I want to see Wilkinson County grow and be a good place for families to live and work. Please give me your vote, and together we will keep work- ing to improve our great county. Respectfully, Wil Seal I am actively working with Governor's TMS Task Force to bring industry to Wilkinson County to create needed jobs I am experienced in working with heavy equipment I am available to work with the people of this county I am working to get our county finances in good condition I am working diligently with the Wilkinson County School District I am working to create recreational activities for our youth On November 3 vote for the candidate who has the First District and Wilkinson County at heart! Submitted, Approved and Paid for by the candidate. Lane Regional Honors 46 Employees For Service Milestones Lane Regional Medical Center recognized 46 em- ployees for their years of service at the semi-annual Service Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 18. The employees were recog- nized for milestones rang- ing from 5 to 30 years and collectively represented 645 years of service to the hos- pital. Employees recognized were as follows: 30 years: Brenda Russell 25 years: Dean Behrnes, David Broussard, Jonelle Ducote, Marge Duplantis, Carolyn Ferguson, Lynn Golden, Lori Hopwood, Bar- bara McCurley, Lisa Miller, Laura Peel and Lynn Toler- Carter. 20 years: Patricia Dil- lon and Tammy Kilcrease- Lemire. 15 years: Stacy Ashford, Carolyn Craft, Julia Dinet, Kristie Edwards, Mary Krumholt, Dottie Monis- tere, Kim Rogers, Cristy Walker and Kathy Wil- liams. 10 years: Lori Carruth, Missy Jester, Witnethia Keller, Huey Nguyen, Amy Olinde, Kristen Peel, Louis Scoby, Tatum Vince, Angel Washington and Amanda Welch. 5 years: Christopher Breaux, Lyndsey Brown- ing, Jessica Davis, Alice Ellis, Precious Francis, Trish Gueho, Jackie Harris, Bobi Kilcrease, Kerri Mc- Cullough, Jessica Medine, Stacy Pickett, Aline Shaffer and Lisa Young. Three Counties Receive Tobacco Control Grant The Mississippi State De- partment of Health's (MS- DH) Office of Tobacco Con- trol has awarded the commu- nity tobacco control grant for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties. Monies from the grant are used by the Mississippi To- bacco-Free Coalition to pre- vent tobacco use, encourage tobacco cessation and elimi- nate exposure to secondhand smoke among youth and adults in Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties. Each year, Mississip- pi spends $719 million on healthcare costs associated with tobacco use. The goal of MSDH's Office of Tobacco Control is to improve the health of all Mississippians through the elimination of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. 't Litter... Help Keep Wilkinson County clean! NEW VENDOR TO SELL HOG TRAPS -- A hog trap vendor, Tusk Innovations of Conway, Arkansas, is coming to the Woodville Deer and Wildlife Festival to sell hog traps! The annual event will be held in downtown Woodville on Saturday, October 10. -- Submitted Photo A reader submitted this photo and asked: "Does anyone know what kind of humming bird this is?" lake the Right Choice SMITH ELECT "?7 e Right jbr the lob" 2nd District Supervisor Wilkinson County (Submitted by and paid by the candidate)