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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 3, 2015 Page 3 78 New Children's Books In Wilkinson County Library System Le Mardi Club Meeting Hosted By Mrs. Wesberry The Fellowship Hall of the Woodville Baptist Church was the afternoon setting for the November meeting of Le Mardi Club. Mrs. Jane Wesberry was hostess for the occasion. After roll was taken and the minutes of the previ- ous meeting were read for correction and approval, Club President Mrs. Pam McGraw turned the meet- ing over to Mrs. Nancy Ken- nedy, Program Chair. Mrs. Kennedy reviewed the book, America's Great Storm: Leading Through Hurricane Katrina by Hal- ey Barber. Mrs. Kennedy informed the group that Mr. Barbor had been governor only twenty months when Ka- trina hit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi on August 29, 2005. Katrina has since been deemed as the costli- est natural disaster in his- tory to this point in time. Mrs. Kennedy covered many points from the book concerning how Katrina was such a different storm in size and nature. Other interesting information concerning the after effects of Katrina was that a vast number of entities, banks, corporations and even the State of Florida, through then Governor Jeb Bush, contributed to the restora- tion of the Gulf Coast. She stated that Mr. Bar- bor sifted through numer- ous lessons he learned about leadership during this tragic time for Missis- sippi and how it grew his leadership skills as gover- nor. At the conclusion of the program, Mrs Wesberry invited the members to a delicious fare of Pecan Pie Bars, Sweet Potato Pie with Struesel topping, mixed nuts and assorted bever- ages. Mrs. Frances Curry will host the December 8th meeting with Mrs. Becky Bell as Program Chair. -- Club Secretary Thimbles & Threads Guild Meets On November 19 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Thimbles and Threads sewing group met early on Thursday, Novem- ber 19, at the J. R. Ham- ilton Extension Building in Woodville with twelve members present. Linda Gene Carter dis- played a lovely cross stitch quilt, and Silvia Waites brought a beautiful Christ- mas tree quilt skirt -- per- fect for the upcoming holi- day season. Phyllis Dawson taught a much-requested class on stippling a quilt. From all accounts, members learned quite a bit from this pro- gram. Great job, Phyllis. Due to the upcoming hol- idays, our Christmas Party will be held on Friday, De- celnb6r 111 at 9:00 a.m. At this meeting a drawing will be held for our Christmas challenge blocks. Members should remember to bring at least two 12-1/2" com- pleted squares. Our Christ- mas party will be held later in the meeting, and mem- bers should bring party foods for us to enjoy. This is always a FUN time at the December meeting. Be- fore leaving, members will draw names to win quilt related gifts. Items could be fat quarters, books, quilt- ing tools or so many other interesting gifts that Quil- ter's would love. The total of gifts should be at least $10 in value. Our January meeting will be held on Friday, Jan- uary 22, 2016, at the Exten- sion Building in Woodville. If you have any questions, please feel free to call any guild member. See you on Friday, De- cember 11, at 9:00 a.m. in Woodville. Woodville/Wilkinson Co. Main Street Announces Shopping Dollar Winners The Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street As- sociaiton has announced that the winners of the $25 Woodville Shopping Dollars Gift Cards are Cecelia For- man, Heather Crum and Sharree Hurst. These shoppers made purchases at the participat- ing locally owned business- es, and their names were drawn last week! Main Street officials said, "Shop at locally owned busi- nesses -- they support your events, sponsor your sports teams, and support your fimdraisers! Shop Local! Shop at Home!" The Wilkinson County Li- brary System has received 78 new children's books with a grant from the Libri Foun- dation's Books for Children. The total grant has a value of $1401. "We look forward to shar- ing these books with patrons as well as being able to offer some new titles,' said library officials. "These books are a welcome addition to both the Woodville Public Library in Woodville and the Kevin Poole Van Cleave Memorial Library in Centreville." The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books they could not other- wise afford to buy. %Ve would like to thank the Libri Foundation for making it possible to have these new children's books," said WCLS officials. 'We look forward to seeing our patrons soon." Mississippi's Infant Mortality At Lowest Rate In 2014 Infant mortality, one of Mississippi's most persistent public health problems, fell to its lowest recorded level in 2014, a welcome sign of progress and a reflection of improving health and care for expectant mothers and in- fants. The state's infant mor- tality rate fell to 8.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014, 28 percent lower than it was in 2005, with much of that improvement coming in just a year, from 2013-2014. The results are a combined effort of MSDH with many partners working to reduce preterm blahs, eliminate tobacco use by and around pregnant women, and pre- vent sleep-related deaths. Mississippi Influenza Rate Remains Low As of November 14, the rate of influenza-like ill- nesses remained low in Mis- sissippi, with children four years old and younger being reported with flu-like symp- toms the most. However, flu and flu-like illnesses usually begin to rise quickly at the end 0f November, and flu vac- cinations can take-up~ two weeks to produce maximum immunity. Now is the best time to be protected with a flu shot or flu nasal spray. Influenza-like illnesses are reported by selected health practitioners across the state when a patient is seen who has symptoms that may indicate flu. While not a count of actual flu cas- es, the ILI rate helps track the presence of influenza in Mississippi. Infant Deaths from Crib Bumpers Triple from 2006 - 2012 Oecem6er 4, ,Of 5 Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers tripled in re- cent years in the United States, and researchers now urge a ban padded bedding accessories because of the suffocation danger they pose. Accord- ing to a new Washington University School of Medi- cine study, at least 77 U.S. infants died between 2006 and 2012 from crib bumper suffocation. Premier Physica Therapy 558 First South Street Woodville 601-888-7944 Board Certified Physical Therapist Virginia Lewis Whetstone, DPT Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events call 601-888-4293 or email by noon Friday 2 2 5 6 6 9 14 0 5 6 6 11 13 DECEMBER AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Veteran's Service Office, Wilkinson County Courthouse, Open Every Wednesday, 8 am-4 pm WCES Cafeteria, United Ministries Of Faith Annual Christmas Gala, $10 Tickets Oak Grove BC, Pastor Reginald L. Jackson's 18th Year Anniversary, Rev. Roosevelt/guest, 2 pm Friends of the Library Christmas Tour, Natchez, 2-5 pm AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriff's Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am JANUARY Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, No longer coming to Woodville Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Veteran's Service Office, Wilkinson County Courthouse, Open Every Wednesday, 8 am-4 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriff's Complex, Hwy. 61 S.; 10 am AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm PROPERTY OWNERS SEEKING TAX CREDIT-- Pictured above are Scott Sanders, left, with Barry White of the Mississippi Department of Ar- chives and History, who visited Woodville last week to meet several property owners who are interested in taking advantage of the historic property tax credit benefits associ- ated with restoration of historic homes and businesses. Mr. White photographed the properties to show their current condition prior to work being started. Also meeting with Mr. White were Sarah Knox Pierson, Woodville Mayor Gary D'Aquilla and Wilkinson County Administrator Bruce Lewis. The Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street Association coordinated the visit and meetings, m Submitted Photo Southwest Mississippi Community College Honors Its Veterans Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit honored its coun- try's veterans on Wednes- day, November 11, at 9:40 a.m. in the Hurst Auditori- um of the Fine Arts build- ing on the SMCC campus. The program, organizad~y S. Smith II and Donald R. Taylor. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and vet- erans in attendance were recognized during the pro- gram. Pictured above, front row, seated: Dr. Steve Bishop, SMCC President; Michael S. Smith, II, United States Marine Corps; Lieutenant Colonel Donald R. Taylor, United States AHny, and Dr. Bill Ashley, SMCC Vice- SMCC's ~tudent Govern- President for Student Af- ment A~s~ociation, featured fair~. Row ~same order: guest speakers Michael Aurora Diaz, SGA Vice- President; Katelynn Rob- erts, SGA Sophomore Presi- dent; Trask Neyland, SGA Tech; Paige Harvey, SGA Freshman Treasurer; Seth Nieman, SGA Sophomore Secretary; Justin Blue, SGA Secretary; Christian Green, SGA Treasurer; Ab- bey Hooks, SGA President; Reagan Mygr_~SC~ Sopho- ~ce-President; Haley Simmons, SGA Freshman Vice-President; Austin Pruitt, SGA Sophomore Treasurer; Keady!~ ~d,ayns,, SGA Freshman Presideilt. ;ED AI ere! USED A 601-442-3626 or Toll Free 1-800-759-0631 EYE SPECIALISTS OF LOUISIANA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 2015 FOR JAMES J. HOTH, MD Ophthalmologist TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE Including Cataracts, Glaucoma and Lasik Evaluations WHITAKER EYE CLINIC 625 MAIN STREET WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Appointments Call: 1-800-222-3908 or 601-888-6868 MEDIcARE/MEDICAID/PRIvATE INSURANCE WELCOMED