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Page 8 The Wobdville Republican, Thursday, November 5, 2015 Sherry Johnson-Jaco Tours Inc., Donnis Lomo- naco, and friends from Nat- chez and Yazoo City just returned from a ten-day Viking cruise on the Rhine River, traveling from Am- sterdam, the Netherlands, through Germany, France and to Lucerne, Switzer- land. Some of the interest- ing and beautiful sights were the windmills at Kin- derdijk, castles, cathedrals, the Black Forest, World War II museums and the Alps. Chimneyville Craft Festival Celebrates Excellence "Celebrating Excellence" is the theme for the 39th annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival to be held Decem- ber 3-5 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson and featuring members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mis- sissippi. The Festival will feature approximately 170 booths of traditional and contemporary craft works in wood, pottery, glass, fiber, metal, basketry, jewelry, and more offered for sale by the artisans who created them. The Preview Party is Thursday, December 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In ad- dition to first choice of the art, patrons will enjoy en- tertainment by the Raphael Semmes Jazz Ensemble, food by Mangia Bene Cater- ing, beer, wine and specialty. Tickets are $60/$50 in ad- vance and that includes ad- mission on Friday and Sat- urday. Regular festival days are Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are $10/$8 in advance. Go to craftsmensguildofms. org for ticket locations and other details. The public is encouraged to visit the Chimneyville Crafts Fes- tival Facebook page where participating craftsmen are providing photos and commentary about what they are working on for this year's Festival. "The Guild members voted to move the Festival to a Thursday through Sat- urday event rather than a Friday through Sunday at our general meeting last December," stated Ken McLemore, president of the Guild. "This will give pa- trons two full days to shop and gives those with com- mitments on the weekend an opportunity to experi- ence the Festival on Friday." Chimneyville was named "Best Festival in Missis- sippi" in 2011 by the Missis- sippi Tourism Association, AAA Travel Treasure in 2012 by Southern Traveler Magazine and a Top 20 Best Event in Southeast numer- ous times. Sponsors for the~ 2015 Festival are Regions Bank, Jackson Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Trust- mark Bank, Clear Channel, WLBT, Mississippi Media, Ridgeland Convention & Visitors' Bureau, Pepsi, Budlight/Southern Bever- age, and Silver Leaf Wine & Spirits. Established in 1976, the Chimneyville Crafts Festi-* val serves as an important revenue source for the indi- vidual artisans who exhibit and sell their work and the largest annual fundraiser for the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, the private, nonprofit organization that works year round to pro- mote, educate and preserve high standards for craft. In addition, sales tax rev- enues, hotel, food, gas and other expenditures, are es- timated to provide a $1.1 million economic boost to the local community each year. The Irwin Russell Club meeting will be hosted by Mrs. Jim Derbes on Friday, November 13, at three-thir- ty at South of the Border Restaurant. The Junior Irwin Russell Club will meet on Friday, No- vember 13, at South of the Border with Mrs. James FOlks- neiner, Mrs. John Hewes, Mrs. E. M. Kee, Jr., and Mrs. George Nicholas serving as hostesses. The program will be a Katie's Ladies Style Show. Mrs. Pam McGraw Hostess For October Le Mardi Meeting Members of Le Mardi Club gathered at the coun- try home of Mrs. Pare Mc- Graw on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. As the ladies arrived, Fall seemed to have commenced, as evidenced by the beauti- ful flowering chrysanthe- mums sitting on the porch and the grapevine wreath on the door festooned with gourds and pheasant feath- ers. Upon entering the den, Fall continued to make an appearance with magnolia garlands, pumpkins, gourds and fruit decorating both the mantle and side tables. The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Pam McGraw, roll was tak- en and minutes were read. Mrs. McGraw also read a thank you note from Mrs. Patty Hughes, daughter of deceased club member, Sammy Lou Johnston. Without further adieu Mrs. Teresa Moore, Pro- gram Chair for the occasion, introduced the speaker for the afternoon, Mrs. Dor- cas Brown, and gave some background information on their longtime friendship and related several humor- ous stories of their business endeavors together. Then Mrs. Brown took over and added some stories of her own concerning their biggest business endeavor, the creation of "Country Reads" magazine in 1983, a monthly publication which covers events from Natchez to New Orleans. After working as editor of "Country Roads" magazine for many years and after an office change from St. Fran- cisville to Baton Rouge, Mrs. Brown now oversees advertising for Natchez and the surrounding areas. Mrs. Brown then moved on to give an animated talk on Natchez, its many cul- tural offerings and the up- coming 300 year celebration of Natchez. Maps of Nat- chez were given out to the members, with Mrs. Brown noting the new walking trails available through the city, sites to see and places to eat and stay. Mrs. Brown also informed the ladies of the different festivals and exhibitions available throughout the year, such as the balloon, music and food festivals and the annual Pilgrimage. Coming up in the next few months are the Antiques Forum and the Towers Christmas Tour. She ended the program with more handouts of fans and jar openers printed with the promotional slogan, "Cel- ebrate Natchez." After the program, Mrs. McGraw served a delec- table party plate of apple cream cheese cake and cheese straws with a choice of beverage. The next Le Mardi meet- ing will be held at the Woodville Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 10, with Mrs. Jane Wesberry serving as hostess and Mrs. Nancy Kennedy as program chair. -- Club Re- porter FAWC Oct. 14 Meeting At Flaccomio Home The October 14th meeting of the Fort Adams Women's Club was held at the lovely home of Aulene Flaecomio. Alter a brief business meeting, the host- ess introduced Linda Whita- ker, owner of The Better a local boutique, who treated us to a great stye show. Julie Fletcher, Monique Joseph and Annette Whitaker modeled the latest styles and colors for the cooler months ahead. Mrs. Whitaker showed must-have jewelry, scarves and purses for accessorizing as well as darling outfits for children. Following this delightful program, a delicious buffet of vegetable tortellini s.ql~d, rumaki, sausage balls, home- made biscuits, lemon squares, tea and coffee was served. The dining table was decorated with pumpkins and greenery in celebration of the fall day. The next meeting of the Fort Adams Women's Club will be held on November 11 in the home of Linda Gene Carter.- Club Reporter Dinners To Be Provided To Area Nursing Homes On Friday, November 6, be- ginning at 11 e_m., chicken din- ners will be provided by local sponsors to the Liberty Com- munity Living Center patients and staff as an honorarium for the contributions the patients have made to the community and appreciation for the servic- es provided by the Community Living CenteFs management and statf This year the event has been extended to include the Wilkin- son County Senior Care in Centreville. In addition the sponsors also provide a carry-out meal for the staff at Amite Medical Services in appreciation for the services they provide for our area The patients' families and extended chumla families are also invited to attend and enjoy a meal and visit their family member. Sponsors for this seventh an- nual event include First Bank- Liberty,, Trustmark National Bank-Liberty, United Miss - sippi Bank-Gloster/centrm6lle/ Woodville, Liberty Insurance Agen Bi-County Insm-ance Agency, V'me Bros. Meats Inc., Concordia Bank-Woodville, Wilkinson County Farm Bu- reau and Amite County Farm Bureau. For more information, con- tact Tom Lewis 601-657-8016, Mike Bridwell 601-657-8035 or Moose Tolbert 601-888-4612. WCCA Hosting Mississippi Robotics Competition On Saturday, November 14 Wilkinson County Chris-it can fit in all of the events tian Academy has received as follows: Swinging Bridge, the prestigious honor of Mountain Climb, Locked hosting an upcoming Missis- sippi Robotics "Rural Robot- ics Competition? The competition will be held at WCCA on Saturday, November 14, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event is the Largest STEM/Robotics Competi- tion held in the State of Mis- sissippi. Competitors from across the state will be on hand to compete for awards: The Survivor competition will feature driver-controlled robot challenges. Any size robot can compete as long as Gate, Pendulum Arch, Tight Squeeze, Dark Tunnel and Mystery Event. Each of the "Survival" events has a level of difficulty to overcome. Students in grades 3rd through 12th from all schools or home school programs are invited to compete. The cost per student is $35 which in- dudes lunch and awards. Mississippi Robotics Goals include producing motivated students in the science, students to increase their math skills; to give students the opportunity to create, document and present their ideas; to give students engi- neering-related knowledge and skills by working with hands-on projects; to help students prepare and en- courage students to attend college; and to help students become aware of science, technology and engineering careers. The day of competition is open and free to the public. "Come and see what the technology, engineering and wonderful minds of our math (STEM) areas; to en- state's youth can do using courage students to stay in today's technology," said high school; to encourage WCCAofficials. n Many thanks to our Veterans for protecting and serving our country! 24 Hour Services For Your Convenience ATM's Express Phone Banking Online Banking Mobile Banking Member FD|C Since 1903 Monterey * Ferriday * Vidalia Natchez * Woodville New beginnings deserve a celebration. ./ SKINNER AC & ELECTRIC, LLC Eric & Laney Skinner- 345 College Street- Woodville Phone 601-888-4834 Service Your Now System Coda" Weather Is ON Its Way!!! Let us check your heaters for safety & efficiency! Oewh Air Heatt g gNffs * Appllame epah'/AII ra ds Wh4dow Ah" 0oNd ers RoII Work VISA/Mastercard Accepted Thursday, November 5, 5-7 p.m. Food I Fun [ Prizes ] GuidedTours of Renovated Areas Natchez