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Page 2 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST ~APF.,R - EItaldished 1524 gbe ooi l iUTrBoublican The Woodville •Republican, Thursday, November 19, 2015 Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................... . ............... Publisher/Editor Lift 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 ThornhiII, Former Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches ter the Living God? If we are preaching, teaching, or otherwise leading, are we guilty of being concerned with our own agenda, or do we earnestly expect a visitation from God? Could it be that we are more aware of what our friends are wearing and the topic Of their conversation than of the Spirit's whisper qui- et stirring in our midst? Are we more concerned about who won the football game than hearing what God is saying to us? "Oh that You would rend the heavens and come down!" Isaiah 64:1&2. Would that He would see fit to burst into our worship services that aren't and cause wide- spread order to breakout in the midst of our chaos; oh, oh, that he would exert His majesty upon those ser- vices and bring us to the very brink of death so that we could once and forever know that only in Him and by Him is there life at all. Maybe then we could un- derstand that our sole rea- son for existence is to do His will, to honor Him with our every thought, deed, and attitude, and to wor- ship Him as He deserves. Maybe therlJwe~ could sing with conviction, I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene!!! "Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the in- habitants of the world stand in awe of Him." Psalm 33:8 (NKJV) Powerful words for a world that no longer holds anyone or thing in awe ex- cept itself. As music often does; the first line of the old hymn "I Stand Amazed in the Pres- ence" caught me by the heart the other day as I listened to David Phelps singing. My mind went im- mediately to the thought, "do we really stand amazed in His presence? Are we amazed at all by the near- ness of our Savior? Are we astonished at the per- son of Jesus the Nazarene? To stand amazed in Je- sus' presence requires a degree of surrender and humility that I'm not sure exists very often in "Chris- tians" today. I think that we are a lot more likely to be amazed (one way or the other) by the preaching, by the song service, by the number of folks in service Sunday morning, etc. etc. etc. Is it even so that we come to Church services hoping, longing to encoun- Terrace M. Jackson Funeral services for Ter- race Modris "Stun~ Jackson, 44, of WoodviUe, who died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at his reside'Dce, were held at noon on F~iday, No- vember 13, 2015, a~ Evening Star Baptist ChtWch near Wood~Ue with the Reverend Luther Bonds, Jr., officiat- ing. Burial followe~ at the East Side Cedar Rest Cem- etery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home. Mr. Jackson was born on December 16, 1972, in Jone - boro, Arkansas, the son of Virlee Jackson. He was preceded in death by his mother; his grand- parents; one sister, Deborah Jackson; and two brothers, James Jackson and Darie Jackson. Survivors include six sib- lings, Dale Jackson, Leon- ard Jackson, Marvin Jack- son, Will Lee Jackson, Rufus Jackson and Ronald Jack- son; a godson; and a num- ber of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Edith Neyland Funeral services for Edith Neyland, 94, of Denham Springs, La., were held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the New- man Funeral Home Chapel in Centre~lle. The Reverend Luther Robertson officiated at the services. Interment followed at Oakiawn Cemetery in Cent- re~lle under the direction of Newman Funeral Home. Mrs. Neyland was bern in Centreville on September 17, 1921, the daughter of the late Richard A. "Dick" Gayle and Winnie B. Coke Gayle. She died at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jef- ferson United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La. Survivors include a daughter, Edith Pur~ra of Galvez, La.; one son, Jerry Neyland of Watson, La.; and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald "Sorrel Neyland; three brothers, Gyp Gale, L. J. Gayle and Slim Gayle; and two sisters, Opel Gayle and Hazel Ash. Family members served as pallbearers. Anna Martin Ulmer 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 W service, Funeral services for for Anna "A_n_key" Martin U1- mer, 69, of Natchez, who died on Thursday, No- vember 12, 2015, at Merit Health Natchez, were held at noon on Sunday, Novem- ber 15, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Natchez with the Reverend Eric Greene and Dr. Doug Broome officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in CentreviUe under the direc- tion of Laird Funeral Home. Mrs. Ulmer was born on January 14, 1946, in Merid- ian, the daughter of Earnest Paul Martin and Vida Murl Luke Martin. She spent her early years in Baker, La., and graduat- ed from Baker High School. SMCC's"Punt, Pass, And Kick For Tuition" Competion Winner Announced Brittney Bergeron from Salem Attendance Center won one semester free in- state tuition' during South- west Mississippi Commu- nity College's "Punt, Pass, and Kick for Tuition" com- petition. She is Southwest's first winner of the competi- tion. Four students were drawn for the attempt to "Punt, Pass, and Kick for Tuition:" Daniel Philebar from McComb High School, Kade Boone from Amite School Center, Ashley Summers from North Pike High School and Brittney Bergeron from Salem At- tendance Center. "Punt, Pass, and Kick for Tuition" is sponsored by Southwest Mississippi Community College, McComb Coca Cola Bottling Company, K-106, and McComb Market. Pictured are Dr. Bill Ashley, SMCC Vice-Pres- ident of Student Affairs; Daniel Philebar from Mc- Comb High School; Ash- ley Summers from North Pike High School; Brittney Bergeron from Salem At- tendance Center; Kade Boone from Amite School Center; Laiha Pevey, Mc- Comb Coca Cola Bottling Company On Premise Business Development Manager; Karinlee Bris- ter, SMCC Recruiter; Lea Touchstone, SMCC Foun- dation Director, and Char- lie the Bear, Will Fauver from Bogue Chitto. Mississippi BBB received a call from a Meridian busi- ness about a door-to-door salesperson offering adver- tising to local restaurants. The company thought about the offer and asked for the representative to leave some information behind for them to review. The sav- vy business decided to do some checking on their own and contacted BBB serving Mississippi with concerns. BBB Mississippz couldn't find complete information on Restaurant Entertain- ment Inc., a company based in Oregon, so a BBB inves- tigater reached out to the company to see if anyone was selling their services in Meridian. A representative from Restaurant Entertain- ment Inc. did confirm that there was someone selling advertising in that area at one time, but no one• was currently seUing ir~.Mothdi, an, Mississippi. Restaurant Entertainment Inc. sells ad- vertising to local businesses that is published on local restaurant menus. BBB contacted the restaurants in question but neither had knowledge of this program and had not signed any contracts. BBB made a fol- low up call to Restaurant Entertainment Inc. and the company stated the "con- tracts" were never final- ized. To sell "door to door" in the city of Meridian you must obtain a permit from the city. A privilege permit department employee con- firmed to BBB that no such permit was applied for by anyone selling on behalf of Restaurant Entertainment Inc. BBB is encouraging businesses to contact us if they signed up for Restau- rant Entertainment Inc. services, since according to the company no contracts for the area were placed. "We want businesses and residents to make sure they know who they are doing ~busines~with," says John 'Hara, CEO BBB serv- ing Mississippi. "Unfortu- nately there are people who are trying to get money for things they can't deliver." "I am glad the business contacted us and made us aware of the company." O'Hara said, "Businesses are consumers too, and we encourage them to use our resources to get information on who they are doing busi- ness with." How To Avoid Door to Door Avoid Scares Don't fall for high- pressure sales tactics.III Scammers use high-pres- sure tactics, hoping you'll make a purchase or bad de- cision before you can think it over. Don't fall for it. Ask to see the terms and conditions. Legiti- mate advertising compa- nies will give you the de- tails in writing, including the commitment period, total price and cancellation instructions. Request to see the seller's license. Many municipalities require a so- licitation license before you can sell door-to-door. If your town has this law, be sure to ask to see the seller's li- cense After marrying William R. Ulmer, her husband of 46 years, they moved to Centreville where she spent the majority of her life. She was a member of Thom- son Memorial Presbyterian Church, led a number of Bi- ble studies and was a mem- ber and past president of the Centreville Book Club. She was instrumental in designing and creating cos- tumes for the production of the CentreviUe nativity at Christmas. She moved to Natchez three years ago and made it her home. She attended First Baptist Church and worked at the Natchez Visi- tors Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Jerry Martin. Survivors include one son, William R. Ulmer II; one daughter, Erin Ulmer of Tupelo; seven grand- children; two sisters, Joan More of Augusta, Georgia, and Mona Woodruff of Enid, Oklahoma; and seven nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Buddy Lewis, Pat Conerly, Brian Berry, Thomas Lobrano, Rich Field, Joe Brian, Joe Stedman, David Browning, Tommy Ferrell and Buddy Frank. Memorial donations may be made to the Nat- chez-Adams County Hu- mane Society or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Deadline to submit news, advertising, announcements & photos is Friday noon of each week! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Brookhaven's Ultimate Christmas Shopping Experiencel OVER 30 PARTICIPATING VENDORI • BDezzled$ Jewelry & more • Smith Jewelry • Beyond The Rainbow • CASTLES Ladies Apparel • Detour 51 • Engravables • Expectalions • Expecta ons Tool • Fashion Jewelry • Growin' Green Garden & Gifts • J. 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The former CAMP VAN DORN was a Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) in southwest Mississippi. Those living on or those who own land in S~eLc~ation-:FormerCampVaaOorr~ this area are encouraged to attend. Former Camp Van Dora was established during World War II as a U.S. Army basic and advanced divisional infantry training camp. Ordnance training took place at multiple ranges and designated impact areas across the camp. Troop training included use of bayonets, mines, booby traps, bazookas, grenades, rifles, machine guns, and field artillery. The investigation will examine tt~c site for the presence and location of munitions and ultimately cleanup options will be developed, if necessary. Investigation details will be provided during the public information session and an opportunity will be provided to have questions answered and concerns addressed. Private property can only be checked for military ordnance if landowners have completed and submitted a consent form allowing the Corps access to their property. Consent forms have been sent to landowners and forms may also be completed at the information session. Light refreshments will be provided. Thursday, November 19, 2(}i 5 lYem 4:30 to 7 p.m, Centreville Community Center 147 Main Street, Centreville, MS If you have questions or would like additional information, please call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District at 2~I ~6~0~25~5