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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, November 15, 2018 bel 00i l i e ublicun Ft. Adams & Lake Mary Woodville, Mississippi 39669 by Rhonda Quirk Andrew J. 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: $30.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $32.00 per yearoutside Wilkinson County & in Miss and $34.00 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 WOODVlLLE REPUBLICAN P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill, Former Pastor of Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called accord- ing to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the im- age of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:28.29 (NKJV). There are two qualifying statements in this passage that identify the recipients of , the hope that we all long to hear, and two more that give us a glimpse of God's heart. "To those who love God," and "to those who are the called according to His purpose," these phrases qualif~ to whom all things work together for good. Oftentimes (I believe) we tend to read this passage thinking that all things work together for good for us all because God is good. While He certainly is good that alone does not convey the fullness of the Holy Spirit's message that God is especially good to those that love Him and to those called by Him for His pur- out to make us happy in the sense that the uncon- verted human spirit might understand happiness, (no worries and lots of stuff), He is out to make us ho- ly as stated above, "to be conformed to the image of His Son." This process often involves unpleasant experiences (whether au- thored by God or Satan) that may make us any- thing but happy, they are not intended to, they are used to conform us to the image of Christ Jesus Who suffered horribly at the hands of His own people, so too will we have our own trials and tribulations if we love God. The great good news is that God is able to take these trials (no matter how unpleasant or painful) and turn them in to opportunities for our spiritual growth (the good) so that we are continu- ously being conformed into the image of His Son. The why for all of the The Mississippi River is once again on the rise. She went down for about a week and decided to come back for a while. It will be safe to say we won't be celebrating Thanksgiving on the farm due to the high water. We are anticipating going back home by the first week of December. I have many people who have asked me why do we live on the Mississippi Riv- er and have a camp on high ground. I guess to most folks it seems like we got it baokwoaedo. Loch Lo~-oa i8 about as far as you can go in Wilkinson County along the riverside, and it is also our home. The Mississippi River often chooses to swell out of her banks and rebel against the manmade le- vees and locks. That is her nature. We have learned to respect and adapt to her fickle ways. She comes and goes as she chooses. How- ever, it is because of her untamed nature that we have such rich farmland. That is one reason why we chose to live on the farm. I do wonder that in the years to come if anyone will chose the life my husband, Mike, and I have chosen. It is a hard life, even in these modern times. Boating and hauling supplies is hard work. Normally, before a rise we try to stock the farm house with supplies while we can drive in. The last ride out usually means we will drive through at least 2 to 3 feet of water in SPOTS. ) It can be rather tricky driv- ing through the backwaters of the mighty Mississippi. Roads can wash out and it is too late to turn back once you are in the wash out. So why in the world do we live there? I can't put the emotions into words. The mighty riv- er was here first. She wan- ders over 2,000 miles before intersecting with the Mis- souri River which wanders over another 2,300 miles. She is also the passageway for the Ohio and Red River to find their way t~ the Gulf. Man has also manipulated her with locks and dams to serve as a major super high- way. By taking all of these facts in to account, the Mis- sissippi River carries water from 31 states and two Ca- nadian provinces. We just happened to be on route to the Gulf of Mexico and high water is to be expected. The Mississippi River is our history as Missis- sippians. She is our name- sake. We should celebrate her and not condemn her. Man is to blame for much of today's flooding issues. I do get frustrated with the hardships, but all it takes is one look at the muddy waters flowing toward New Orleans, and I feel a sense of pride and fondness that can't be described. Yes, this little corner of Wilkin- son County is remote and obscure from most of the world, but it is my home. I h~ope to see you soon in The Far Corner. (Continued from Page 1) City Attorney Perry said, above is "that He might "The quickest and best way be the firstborn amongto get the trailer moved is to many brethren." That we petition the Chancery Court be conformed to the image for a preliminary injunction. of Christ Jesus in great In the papers we file we will numbers, in other words list all of the violations he that the Church will unite has broken by leaving his behind our Lord Jesus trailer where it is includ- as we are conformed toing the fact that mobile food His image by the hand of kitchens are not allowed to ~poses (these are one and God working for our good be parked on the streets of ithe same), through trial and tribula- the town." .: We also might hav~' a fion. Jesus said in John Attbrney Pe~ Continued, "The town needs an order from a chancery court judge before the town can have the trailer moved. You just can't hook up to the trailer and take it away from where it is sitting." misguided idea about what "good" actually means when it is applied to us by God's hand. God is not 16:33 "In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." The board discussed a let- ter from Woodville Repub- lican Advertising Manager Lili Lewis which asked if the town would purchase an ad in the paper's spedal Christ- mas edition in which they will announce their dosing hours for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. On motion by Anthony and second by Fry, the board voted 3-0 to approve the ad purchase. City Clerk DeLaine Adams presented the board with three options for renewing the city's employee health in- surance plan "Please look over what I have given you because we by Lance Nettles The No. 7 seeded Cen- treville Academy Tigers traveled to Bay Springs on Friday night, November 9, where they took on the No. 3 seeded Sylva Bay Acad- emy Saints. The Tigers were able to hold on Fri- day night to squeak by the Saints with a 40-38 triple overtime victory. The Tigers struck first when running back Cody Brashier found daylight and capped off the Tigers ~,~ ,~,A~,e of the nigh ,-; h a 5-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, and the Tigers led 6-0. Midway through the second quarter the Saints found the end zone to tie the game at 6-6 as their two-p0int conversion was unsuccess~l. After the half, the Tigers took their opening drive and marched down the field to score their second touchdown of the contest when running back Daniel Vine found the end zone on an 8-yard run. Once again the point al~r was no good and the Tigers' clung to a 12-6 lead. After coming up with a big stop defensively, the Tigers looked to extend their lead, but the Saints had something else in mind and came up with a big 19-yard scoop to score a touchdown off of the Ti- ger fumble. The score was once again tied, this time at 12-12 as the Saints were unable to convert the point after. Early in the forth quarter Sylva Bay took their first lead of the night when they scored on a 30-yard scram- ble as the Tiger defense was unable to corral the Saints' quarterback. The Saints On the next drive for the Tigers quarterback Tyler Thomassie found tight end Haze Greer on a 37-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers had an opportunity to take the lead with the point ajar, but they were unsuccessful as the game was once again tied, this time at 18-18. Overtime proved to be just as exciting as regula- tion, but it was the Tigers who would come up with a big stop as the Saints were unable to convert the two-point conversion in +a~o third overtime period which gave the Tigers a, 2-point advantage and a 40' 38 victory. Offensively the Tigers were led by Daniel Vine as he rushed 17 times for 90 of the Tigers 244 rush, ing yards. Cody Brashier added 21 carries for 80 yards, and Tyler Thom- assie rushed 6 times for 32 yards. Quarterback Them= assie completed 2 of hiS 4 passing attempts for 5~ yards. The Tigers finished" the night with a total of 298 yards. Defensively the Tigers were led by Colten Peter'- son as he accounted for 12 tackles on the night. Long- mire and Greer each had 6 tackles, while Vine ac,- counted for 5. Herring and Hurst both had 4, while Kinabrew, Jelks, Parrish~ Welch and Brashier had 3 tackles. Cody Baxter ac- counted for 2 tackles as the Tigers gave up 292 total yards to the host Saints : The next stop for the No. 7 seed Centreville Academy Tigers will be in Jackson where they will compete against No. 1 seed St. Jo- seph for the MAIS AA state title. The championship would once again be denied game will be held at Jack~ on the point after, but the son Academy on Saturda'} touchdown gave them a ai~rnoon, November 17, at I 6-point advantage at~ the board voted to allow a holiday on Columbus Day, which is not a legal holiday, the employees must give up a day of vacation either for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday as a makeup for tak- ing off on a non-holiday" No action was taken on this matter. mayor and board reme, m- bered the passing of two at- torneys with colmections t9 the Town of Woodville. Cent- reville attorney Gene Horne and Woodville Attorney Holmes Sturgeon both died recently. "They both did a lot for the town and county," said Mayor Ms. Webster, who has or- Keshia Ford said. "We need chestrated two Green Day to remember them for their Clean-Up events in Wood- hard work and dedication ville, aimounced that a third Mayor Ford also an- one will be held on Saturday, nounced that Woodville Fire He continued, "And, I must make a decision on how December 1, at 7 a.m. on the Chief Mary Frederick's moth- understand that a war- the town wants to proceed rant has been issued by the with the employee health in- Courthouse Square across er died earlier that day. Woodville Municipal Court surance coverage. It must be from the Town Hall on Main "We need to remember Leonard B. McKey H] 20, 1946, the son of the late for Mr. Ward's arrest. I don't done at the town's next meet- Street. these three families; she Leonard McKey, Jr and know the status of the war- ing " 'Tnis beautification project added. : Funeral services for Leon- Bula Bryant McKey. He rant." She pointed out,"The town is in no way connected to any Woodville Municipal Court ardBarber"L.B."McKeylII, died at the Louisiana War WPD Chief Stewart re- currently pays 75% of em- governmental entity. This is 0ctober, 2018 Monthly Report 72, of Centreville will be held Veterans Home in Jackson, sponded, "Mr. Ward said he ployee and family insurance a community event. Please Aggravated Assault 1 on Thursday, November 15, La on Monday, November would move it ff the town premiums, and I have been come out and help clean up Burglary ,1 2018, at 2 p.m. at the New- 12, 2018. would give him something in told that this practice of pay- our town." Conspiracy to Commit Crime 1 man Funeral Home chapelHe was a retired welderwriting that was notarized." ing this high percentage of Alderman Anthony asked,Discharge Firearm In City Limits =2 in Centreville with Brother with Texas Eastern. He was Attorney Perry said, "Mr. an employees insurance, es- "I mentioned the problem OisregardTraffic Device 11 Disturbing The Peace 1 Mike Havm-d officiating, a member of the U.S. Army Ward is the one in the wrong pecially for their families, is with trash on the east side ExhbtngAWeapon .-,::I Burial will follow in the and served during the Viet- on this matter and does not highly unusual." of the Family Dollar Store at No Drive s License : 4:t. Smith Cemetery with New- nam War. have the right to mandate Attorney Perry reported, our last meeting. Has any- No Insuanco :.;~ man Funeral Home in charge Survivors include his wife, what is done and what is not '~kt the last meeting of the thing been done about the Open Container ~.~3 9" Possession of Controlled Substance ;.:. ~1 of arrangements. Anna Cavin McKey of Wood- done." mayor and board, the alder- issue. Visitation was held on ville; a son, Keith McKey The attorney continued,man voted to allow employ- Attorney Perry said, "l Possession of Paraphernalia :~ Possession of Weapon by a Felon ,:.~.1 Wednesday, November 14, of Meadville; three sisters, '%~ven if he moves it from ees to take off for Columbus have spoken with the man- PublicDrunk .:.~ 2018, from5p.m, te7p.m, at Mary M. Havard of Glo-where it is and has plans to Day on Monday, October 8" ager about this problem. Simple Assault 2.~ the ffmeral home. ster, Earnestean Pritchard move it across the street in Headded,"Statelawslimit Let's give them some time to Shootingintoa~e,ing j Visitation continued on of Centreville and Lorraine front of his business, he can- the number of days that the get it cleaned up." S,spended License .:.:~ Thursday, November 15,Harrison of Vicksburg; and not do this. The mobile kitch- town can observe. Because During the meeting the0~o~rRneVote $4~ four grandchildren from noon until time of ser- . . : en is not allowed in the town ~i vice at 2 ~).m. In addition to hm parents limits. He just can't change -- ~ ~Ke - he was preceded in death by parkinglocations." Mr. ~wc y was corn in ~,~ ~. ,a son,/-kflanl lvlclxey (,entreville on September Alderman Authony stated, "Mr. Ward is breaking the law in Woodville. If we allow ~'~~ ~ him to break a law, then we '~e 6~ ~i ~i i~ will lose control of our town. :::::::::::::::::::::::::: ;~:::;::~:::::~:: ii!iiiii::::; ;; :;i :;;i And, he is blocking access to nwy. 24 Gloster 601-225-4401 ~ another business in Wood- JOiB u~ l"ha.ksglvmg" after.oo. : i le. He stood before at not donethis request preliminary ChrI'tm" Ol { n jams She continued, On recom- 00~~~~'6~ mendation of our attorney, I Sample ourCheeseStaws, Pecans, Toffee, ~i:~ ~i~':;i !ii:~ am making a motion to file ToWll, a for a Dip Mixes, Jelly& to have him move his trailer. Prizes every hour f~ a Christmas Wreath This motion was seconded by Alderman Russell Fry. Voting for the motion were ~ :s~ape ~:~o~.~:;c~ ~,'~ppir~ s~r~, No 0~.~.~ ~.es~y Anthony and Fry. Present ' but not voting was Alderman www.puIsepot[.com Multi-Million Dollar CHRISTMAS SALE UP tO 5417 Lakehnd Drive. Flowood www.newtonsjewelry, com Tolliver. Alderman Carter was not present at the vote. The matter passed 2-0. Attorney Perry stated that he would have the injunction request prepared for filing with the Wilkinson County Chancery Court the follow- ing day (November 7). A member of the audience asked, "What about the man selling fish on Main Street and parking in a tow-away zone? Mayor Ford said, "He has a transient vendor's license to sell fish, and comes and goes. He is not staying in one place full time. We will ask him to find a valid parking spot." .up gat t, t deW. 225-635-6611