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The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 3 COOKIE TASTING WINNERS ANNOUNCED -- The gift winners during the Holiday Cookie Tast- ing, Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street's 0 "shop local" promotional which took place on Saturday, November 23, are as follows: First Place winner of Gift Basket, Katelynn Bell, pictured above; Second Place Winner of $25 Woodville Dol- lars Gift Certificate, Sallie Roberts; and Third Place Winner of Animal Print, Teresa Prichard. -- Submitted Photo Diabetes Support Group At Lane Regional December 10 You are invited to Lane Regional Medical Center's Diabetes Sup- port Group to be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Type 1 or Type 2? Old hand or newly di- agnosed? Maybe a friend or loved-one has diabetes? Would you like to learn more about dia- betes, or reinforce what you already know? We welcome all who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes including fam- ily, friends and any oth- ers in a supporting role. Please join us and bring a friend! Lane Re- gional Medical Center is located at 6300 Main Street in Zachary, Loui- siana. Registration is not re- quired. For any questions contact about this event contact Sherri Brady, RN, at 225-658-4583. Christmas Decorating Tips Submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Agent According to the Con- sumer Product Safety Com- mission, every year hospi- tal emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people with injuries from falls, cuts and shocks from holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees; candles start about 11,600 fires, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million in prop- erty losses; and Christmas trees alone are involved in about 300 fires, resulting in 10 deaths, 30 injuries and an average of $10 million in property losses. When planning for holi- day decorations, consider the following safety tips suggested by MSU Exten- sion Risk Management Manager Ted Gordon: BEWARE OF HOLI- DAY CANDLES: Keep candles away from decora- tions and other combustible materials. Do not leave chil- dren in rooms alone with lit candles. Keep candles, matches and lighters out of the reach of children. Do not use candles to decorate Christmas trees and avoid using them at parties. Do not use lighted candles in windows. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: If you decorate with lights - be sure to buy the type that has been tested by an approved laboratory. For outside decorations - use only lights labeled for out- side use. Do not overload electrical outlets - always unplug all your lights when you leave home and when you go to bed. Do not use electric lights on a metal tree. KEEP LIVE CHRIST- MAS TREES FRESH: Choose a fresh tree and secure in a sturdy stand. Locate the tree away from heat sources and water it daily. If you buy an artifi- cial tree, make sure that it is fire-retardant. For more holiday safety tips and holiday ideas, con- tact the Wilkinson County Extension Service at 601- 888-3211. MISSISSIPPI BRED CHAMPIONS -- These Angus juniors were awarded belt buckles for winning the Mississippi bred divisions at the 2013 Mississippi State Fair Junior Angus Show, Monday, October 7, in Jackson. Pictured from left are as follows: Haley Walker, Potts Camp, champion Mississippi bred female; Matt Spradling, reserve champion Mississippi bred female and Lane Walton, cham- pion Mississippi bred bull, both of Mantachie; Rylie Melancon, Woodville, reserve champibn Mis- sissippi bred bull; and Cary Childs, Mississippi Angus Association representative who presented the awards. -- Photo by Richard Dyar, American Angus Association. Heater Safety Tips Submitted by Ann H. Davis, Wilkinson County Extension Agent Winter has not officially ar- rived, but the cold weather we have been experiencing says otherwise. As we enter into the colder months of the year, home fires caused by faulty heaters, fireplaces, using im- proper heating techniques (cooking stoves/ovens), and items being left too close to flames become a huge concern. MSU Extension Risk Man- agement Manager Ted Gordon recommends several tips for safer heating during the com- ingweeks. F LEPLACES: Fireplaces should be cleaned and inspect- ed each year before the heat- ing season sets in. Creosote forms as wood burns, creat- ing a buildup in the chimney walls that will cause a fire if not properly cleaned. Always protect your home and family by using a sturdy screen when burning fires. You should al- ways burn wood and no paper or pine limbs which can cause particles to float out of the chimney and could ignite your neighbor's roof or yard. Never use flammable liquids in the fireplace. If you buy a factory built fireplace, buy one that has been approved by a reputable laboratory and be sure that the installation meets manufactur- er and loral standards. With Christmas coming, remember that if you hang stockings on the mantel, don't start a fire in the fireplace. WOOD OR COAL BURNING S'IY)VE Follow the manufactureFs instruc- tions for the proper installa- tion, maintenance and use. Never leave a burning fire unattended. Be sure to have a flame-retardant floor pad un- derneath the space heaters to preteet the floor. pORTABLE C AND GAS HEATEP Read the  manufacturers manual before operating a portable heater. Maintenance and in- spections are the keys to detec- tion for equipment problems. Provide proper ventilation as recommended by the manu- facturer. When using electric heaters, be sure that the cir- cuits aren't overloaded. Turn off all heaters (gas or electric) when leaving the area, except one that is specifically designed to be left unattended. Never dry garments or gloves by hying them on the heaters. DON'I. Use a heater (electric, wood, or gas) where it can ig- nite combustible or flammable materials; use portable heaters in an area where there might be a possibility of an explosive atmosphere; allow a heater to become a trip hazard; or use a portable heater in a wet en- vironment or where moisture may be prevalent. OTHER SAFETY TIPS INCLUDE: 1) When purchas- ing a portable heater, fuel or electric, be sure that it is an approved model from a recog- nized testing laboratory such as Underwriters' Laberateries; 2) Installation should be per- formed by a certified technician according to manufacturers in- struction and local codes; 3) A good safety practice is to main- tain 36" between the heater and any flammable material - wallpaper, curtains, furniture, pets; 4) Never leave portable heaters or fireplaces unat- tended; 5) Turn portable heat- ers off when you go to bed; 6) Gas fuel heaters must be well ventilated; 7) If you are burn- ing wood in portable stoves, be sure to use properly seasoned wood; 8) Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in critical locations through the home and test them periodi- cally; and 10) If you are using wood heaters or fireplaces, al- low the hot coals to cool before disposing in a metal container. Remember: Practice Fire Safety! Watch What You Heat! Be alert! Premier ]_Dih:ys00ca00 The00ap:y 558 First South Street Woodville 601-888-7944 , :iiii ' Mov,'005.: Board Certified Physical Therapist Virginia Lewis Whetstone, DPT Whitaker Eye Clinic 625 Main Street * Woodville 601-888-6868 Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm Closed Thursday DR. DICK WHITAKER Optometrist Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To Add Events Please Call 601-888-4293 by noon Friday 5-7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9 11 12 14 14 DECEMBER SMCC's Christmas Stage Band Show, 7 pm Chapel BC PAC, King & Queen Drive, 5 pm WCES Cafeteria, United Ministries of Faith, Christmas Banquet, Cost $10, 7 pm SMCC's Christmas Stage Band Show, 2 pm TOC/Christmas Parade, "Given That Old Time Christmas," 3 pm Clarmount M. B. Church, Morning Youth Service, Rev. Michelle Brooks, 10:30 pm Mt. Olive BC, Centreville, Christian @ The Clock Program, 3 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co, Sheriffs Complex, Hwy 61 S., 10 am Open AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm Hwy Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, J.R. Hamilton Bldg., 8:30 am-4:00 pm New Life Community BC, States On Parade, 6 pm St. Luke BC#1, Show of Love/Sister Elinor "Nicey" Bell, Rev. Bell, 6 pm It's the family member; A Mississ/ppi Medicare, Medicaid, or services. When you buy at home, you help your neighbors and our town. In this economy, every penny counts. Buying at home helps pay for police and fire services and helps support our public schools. MISSISSIPPI'S OLDEST NEW SPAP Established 1824