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# The Woodville Republican, Thursday, November 27, 2014 Page 3 THE FAR CORNER Fort Adams & Lake Mary DOGWOOD CROSS the Thai-Burma border to the GROUP TO PERFORM slums and villages of Haiti. AT WOODVILLE B.C. Dogwood Cross members are Thomas Bessonette on The bluegrass-gospelgroup lead guitar and high tenor Dogwood Cross hails from the and harmony vocals; Billy piney woods of southwest Mis- Gunther on banjo and lead sissippi, and baritone vocals; Keith The group has three CDs: Guy on mandolin, lead and "Fertile Soil," "Mississippi, tenor vocals; Ernest Herndon Land that I Love" and "Rail- on banjo, fiddle and banjo- way to Heaven." They play a mandolin; Tim Higginbo- mix of original and traditional tham on dobro, guitar, moun- gospel songs with a folk-blue- tain dulcimer and lead and grass slant, harmony vocals; and Sam The group's name comes Moore on stand-up bass, lead from the location of Pleas- and bass vocals. ant Hill Church at Dogwood All but Herndon are mem- Crossing. And it invokes the bers of Pleasant Hill Bap- legend of the dogwood tree. tist Church in Bogue Chitto. According to that story, the Herndon is a member of En- dogwood once grew straight terprise Baptist Church in and tall, but ai~r being used Liberty. to make the cross on which Dogwood Cross will per- Jesus was crucified, it vowed form in concert at the Wood- to grow crooked from then on ville Baptist Church on Sun- so it could never be used for day, November 30, beginning such a purpose again, at 7 p.m. Admission to the The group also has a event isfree. strong mission emphasis, hav- A love offering will be tak- ing traveled to places as far- en for the group. ranging as the mountains of For more information call West Virginia to the wilds of 601-431-9151. Avoid the crowds . hop Local Hom l'owla Fusinesses the ones who support local schools, sports teams & events! Holiday Cookie Tasting Saturday, Nov. 29th, Woodville Make a purchase and get your card stamped to enter a drawing for Woodville Pollars 0ift Certificates (provided by the WoodvilleDNilkinson County Main Street Association) * Owners of retail businesses who would tike to participate in this "Shop Local" incentive, please call the Main Street office at 601-888-3998 TOWN OF WOODVILLE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TO BE HELD AT DARK! by Rhonda lVI. Quirk in road construction for both Lake Mary and Jackson Point Thanksgiving is almost Roads. Please remember pri- here. Many folks will be able to vate individuals tin,vide most spend the Thanksgiving boil- of the maint~ance on Lake days at their camps this year, Mary and Jackson P(~t Roads. thanks to volunteers and dona- Please be patient and ~airte- tions that made traveling on ous, they are trying to make the Lake Mary Road and Jackson roads better for everyone. Point Road possible. We got The Missis~'ppi River has over 2 122 inches of rain on always been fascinating to Sunday and were able to drive me. The National Geographic out to Fort Adams on Monday channel feaku~d several docu- in a 2 wheel drive pickup tmcl~ mentaries entitled Wild Mis- Last year at this time that sissippi. It mostly focused on would have been impossible, the flood of2011and the devas- even in a 4 wheel drive. Hope- taring effectsit had on the wild- fiflly, the repairs will be enough life pepulation~ However, after to hold us through the holiday living right beside the fickle season, then maybe some of river for almost three years, I property taxes collected in Jan- have developed a special rev- uary from The Far Corner will erence for her. She starts off be used to continue rebuild- a mere trickle up north. The ing and maintaining our roads, further south she flows the instead of paying off loans. I more powerful she becomes. am trying very hard to remain By the time she gets here, she optimistic because last winter is in full force. She always has was extremely trying (the road our attention because we know situation was past ridiculous) she controls our destiny. She and rm not sure ifI could sane- is a giver and a taker. Here, ly deal with it again! I also be- the critters have repopulated lieve measures are beingtaken and live off her bounty. She by state and county officials to charms man with the abun- ensure potential tax revenues dance of wildlife and her natu- from hunting and fishing stay ral beauty, but in an instant in Wilkinson County. she can become lethal. She We have much to be thank- demands respect and teach- ful for this Thanksgiving. This es you to never take her for was a very hard year for The granted~ She is both beautiful Far Corner, especially economi- and dangerously ugiy. She is cally. Many of our local busi- serene at times but can invoke nesses suffered, but now the panic instantaneously. When roads are in decent shape, and you gaze across her grandeur, business seems to be picking you can pichn'e the past, wit- up. It was a tree blessing that ness the present and envision all the crops from Iff h I.even the future. The Far Corner is and Jackson Point made it to fifll of natural beauty, Lake market. I am going to toll you Mary, Clark Creek, Artonish now, I was really worried about Lake and Festers Lake just to Mr. Ross McCu~ crossing the name a few, but none are as Narrows, but all ended well. intriguing and mystifying to I would like to give a special me as the all powerful mighty thanks for everyone involved Missism'ppi River. $25 TO$300 NOT A FINANCE COMPANY ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL STAGGERS EXCELS 168 yards. ON COLLEGE LEVEL The EMCC Lions de- feated the Co.Lin Wolves Allenzae Staggers is to earn the Mississippi As- a native of Woodvflle. He sociation of Community & graduated from Wilkinson Junior Colleges (MACJC) County High School in May, Conference championship 2014, where he was an elite trophy. As the winner, the athlete. Lions have earned plenty of After completing his bragging rights not to men- high school football career, tion a championship ring he was offered a full schol- which ~ll serve as a keep- arship from East Missis- sake forever commemorat- sippi Community College ing the victory. (EMCC) in Scooba. His par- To close this season, the ticipation with the EMCC EMCC Lions Football team Lions football team as wide will travel to Biloxi to partici- receiver included 29 catches, pate in the Mississippi Bowl six touchdowns, 398 yards Game on December 7, 2014. and nine kick returns for Hope to see you there. Mississippi's goose seasons ter severity and local habitat daily bag limit for Canada Ross's geese. open November 13 and duck availability also play a major geese and brant. Snow, blue Hunters ages 16 to 64 season opens November 27. role in how many ducks make and Ross's geese will have must obtain a hunting license Many waterfowl hunters are their way to Mississippi. a daily bag limit of 20 birds and be Harvest Information anticipating strong waterfowl The hunting season for during the regular hunting Program (HIP)registered for numbers due to last spring's ducks, mergansers and coots season. White-fronted geese Mississippi. All hunters over record breeding population will be November 27, 2014- will have a daffy bag limit the age of sixteen are required estimates. However, hunters January 25, 2015. The duck of two birds. The possession to have both a state and fed- should remember that win- daffy bag limit is a total of six limit for white-fronted geese eral duck stamp. If hunting on ducks, which may include four is six, and there is no posses- a WMA, hunters also need a mallards (no more than two of sion limit for snow, blue, and WMA User Permit. No Credit Check, Same Day Service which may be females), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two pintail, one can- vasbacl~:~he mottled duck, : ahd 0n6]Jiack duck: Tlid~er- ganser daily bag limit is five mergansers, only two of which may be hooded mergansers. Coots have a 15-bird daily bag limit. The possession limit is three times the daffy bag limit for ducks, mergansers, and coots. Late-season Canada, snow, blue, Ross's, white- fronted goose and brant sea- sons will occur from Novem- ber 13, 2014 - January 25, 2015. Canada geese will have a 3-bird daffy bag limit, and brant will have a daffy bag limit of one bird. The posses- sion limit is three times the Eye 625 Main St. * Woodville,*-'601:888-B868 "Nothing is more precious than your eyesight." Dr. Dick Whitaker Optometrist Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialty Contact Lens Fits Designer Eyewear Diagnosis & Treatment of Eye Diseases Medicare Medi0aid/,epted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Closed Thursday "% A 7' % . Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events please call 601-888-4293 6r email by noon Friday iiiiiiiiiii iii;iii;iii As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we give thanks for our many blessings, and we count friends and customers like you among them. We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with plenty of laughter, joy, goodwill, and of course, a delicious meal shared with friends, family and neighbors! We wish you all the very best. Happy Thanksgiving! We will close Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day We will be open Friday, November 28, until 1 p.m. 24 Hour Services Available: A TM's Express Phone Banking Online Banking Mobile Banking Open your own branch today! BANK ( UST CO. Member FDIC Since 1903 Monterey * Ferriday Vidalia Natchez Woodville NOVEMBER 29 Nathaniel BC, Musical Extravaganza, Guests, God's Blessings, Rev. Robert Scott, Jr 5 pm 30 Ivlacedonia 13(3, Centreville, 5th Sunday Service, 11:30 am 30 Clarmount MBC, Annual Pastor Appreciation Program, Guest/Rev. Maunce Irving, noon 30 St. Mark BG, Annual Homecoming, Guest Rev. Reginald Jackson, Rev. Roosevelt Palmer, 12 pm DECEMBER 2 Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Budal Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm 3 Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm 6 WCES Cafetena, UMF Religious Christmas Banquet, rickets-S10 each, 7 pm 7 Macedonia BC, Centreville, Sunday Services, 11:30 am 7 Oak Grove BC, Pastor Reginald Jackson's 17 Year Anniversary, Guests/Rev. Jones & choir, 2 pm 8 TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriffs Complex, Hwy. 61 S 10 am 9 Bleak House BC Usher Ministry, Usher Anniversary, Rev. R. Stnckland +Churches, 2 pm 10 Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm 13 Magnolia BC, Ordination Service/Minister Calvin Jones, Rev. Harold Smith, Sr 5 pm 14 St. John #2 BC, Woodville, Pastor Installation Service/LeReginald R. H.Jones, 2 pm 14 Embrew BE;, Rev. Frank Sullivan's Appreciation Program, noon 19 Angola BC, Christmas By The Book, Pastor Larry Andrews, 6 pm 1 Bi-County Insurance Agency 156 Main Street Centreville 601-645-6295 Brian Berry Agent Jennifer Davis Billie Dykes