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Page 2 MISSISSIPPi'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER - ~tiblished 1824 00 ni b' ePnblican The Woodville Republican, Thursday, Noveml o, 2015 Bd. Of Supervisors Accept Coneordia... Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew O. Lewis ....................................... Publisher/Editor Lili R. Lewis ................. ..... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: wrepublican @ bellsouth.net. Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN, P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Former Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches When a life is committed to Him His power brings about changes in that life that are unmistakable and undeniable; to deny (or ne- gate) God's power is the work of an unrighteous life and of one not committed to Christ. It is not merely an accidental condition but one that is considered and purposeful in its desire to remain unchanged and un- godly while 'appearing to have many of the qualities of those who place their faith in Jesus. Many are those who know all of the "church words" and who al- so attend services regular- ly yet in their hearts they deny God's word access to their soul and refuse the invitation to change. They can't change because they will not change; they are "lovers of themselves, lov- ers of money, proud, blas- phemers.:.and from such people turn away!" Strong words to young Timothy; strong words for us today, especially to the ungodly who present themselves as righteous members of the Church. "But know this that in the last days peril- ous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves...having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV) Please read these five verses to get a clear un- derstanding of the depth of depravity and disobedience that Paul is warning young Timothy to prepare himself for. What is most troubling about these verses is that Paul is speaking to Timo- thy concerning those who will be in his congrega- tions. The phrase "having a form of godliness" tells us that these are (in ef- fect) members of the early Church; that the phrase continues with "but deny- ing its power" affirms their lack of commitment to Je- sus and His righteousness. ATTENTION: SERIOUS INFECTION AFTER HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY All offers are subject to credit approval, Valid credit or debit card is required to subscribe, Offer is only valid to new subscribers for residential satellite TV service, (Continued from Page 1) New Year's -- Thursday and Friday, December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016. On motion by Supervisor Seal and a second by Su- pervisor Nettles, the board also voted 5-0 to purchase a Holiday Closing ad in The Woodville Republican. Supervisor Jackson made a motion to pur- chase new decals and to replace the two-way radio in the vehicle used by West District Constable Willie Thompson, and for incom- ing East District Constable Johnny Clark. Supervisor Hollins seconded the mo- tion which passed by a 5-0 vote. On motion by Nettles and a second by Jackson, the board voted unani- mously to declare an emer- gency in the county due to damages to roads, bridges and culverts caused in the past two weeks by heavy rains. "This will allow the county to apply for possible funding to make the neces- sary repairs to get affected county roads back in safe condition," said Clerk Toll- iver. Wilkinson County Su- perintendent of Educa- tion Timothy T. Scott and Board of Education Business Manager Nakia Stewart, appeared before board to request that the county change the way they list property tax monies made available to the school district. "We are not request- ing any more tax millage from the county," Stewart stated. "We only need you to break it down from one disbursement of 5.7 mills to two separate accounts of 3.0 mills to the school district's Debt Service Fund and the other 2.7 mills to the school dis- trict's Shortfall Fund. If the county agrees to do this then they will send the money in exactly as we report it to the state." On motion by Nettles and a second by Hollins, the board agreed by 5-0 to begin reporting the mon- ies allocated to the school district in this manner. Assistant County En- gineer Doug Wimberly presented the supervisors with the recently complet- ed "Annual Bridge Inspec- tion" report. Wimberly said, "Ev- ery district has about 4-6 bridges that are in serious need of repairs or replace- ment. There are about 25 total bridges in this cat- egory according to this lat- est report. Of this number 1-2 in each district have al- ready been closed to traffic due to their unsafe condi- tion." After completing busi- ness on the meeting agen- da, the board recessed un- til Tuesday, November 17, at 9:30 a.m. Once recessed, Supervi- sor Nettles requested that the board reconvene so he could present his district's CAMP VAN DORN MUSEUM TO HOLD VETERANS' PROGRAM The Camp Van Dorn WWII Museum in Centrev- file will host an Open House on Sunday, November 8, be- tween the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., in observance of Veterans Day and a celebra- tion of the facility's 10 year anniversary. The public is invited to visit to pay tribute and honor to veterans of all branches of military service and show their appreciation for the great service and sacrifice these men and women have made to keep our country free. A very special invitation is extended to all veterans to attend. For the occasion an exhibit will be on display highlight- ing the museum's beginning and its activities for the past ten years. The exhibit will also remain in the museum though out the month of November. John F. Brannigan Graveside services for John F. Brannigan, 76, of Woodville, were held at the Brannigan Family Cemetery near Woodville at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015, conducted by Reverend How- ard Peak and Pastor Fred H. Elder. Mr. Brannigan was born on April 26, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late John Edward Brannigan and Dorothy Bonk Brannigan. He died at his residence on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. He was 'a retired captain of the Tampa, Florida, po- lice department and was a Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Christopher Brannigan of Titusville, Florida, Mi- chael Brannigan of Tampa, Florida, and Jimmy John- ston of Clarksvfile, Georgia; one sister, Penny Elder of Burnsville, North Carolina; and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Brannigan. Newman Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- ments. Jack Brandon Cavin Graveside services for Jack Brandon Cain, 81, of Crosby, who died on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Our La- dy of the Lake Regional Med- ical Center in Baton Rouge, La., were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015, at Evergreen Cemetery in Wood, e, officiated by the Reverend Warren Whitaker. Mr. Cavin was born on March 13, 1934, the son of Clarence Clyde Cavin and SaUie Ford Cavin. He was a member of Mars Hill Methodist Church in Crosby and a former employ- ee of the Prince~rfile Canning Company in St. Francisvfile, La. Mr. Cavin' was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark Brandon Cavin; and one brother, Clarence Clyde "Bud" Cavin, Jr. Survivors include one son, Darrel Cavin of Knox- ville, Tennessee, and one sister, Myrtie Hunter of Natchez. Brown Funeral Home of Gloster was in charge of fu- neral arrangements. expenses for work done on the Stump Road which leads to Gloster in Amite County. Nettles reported that the heavy rains and a log- ging operation on the 5.5 mile road made the road impassable for three days over this past weekend. "This meant that the 50- 75 residents living on this road were getting stuck and having to be pulled out," said Nettles. "All told I spent $58,250 to get the road back in safe condi- tion. I need these damage repairs to be declared an emergency and to approve my expenses." On motion by Nettles and a second by Hollins, the board voted 4-0 to ap- prove Supervisor Nettles' request. Board member Jackson had left the court- house and was not avail- able for this vote. Did you or a loved one develop a serious infection after hip or knee replacement surgery? Warming blankets used during surgery to help regulate body temperature may be linked to deepjoint infections which can be debilitating and lead to revision surgeries and even amputation, If you or a loved one developed a serious infection after a hip or knee replacement surgery, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION. Call Attorney THOMAS W. BROCK McComb, MS 800-935-6894 Free Consultation and No Legal Fees Unless You Make Recovery. Free Background Information Available Upon Request. wh,/ do? K PA guy Here! Pay I 601-442-3626 or Toll Free 1-800-759-0631 CUnited ount Gibson Realty and Land Co. 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