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Page 6 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 5, 2013 Courthouse Lack Of Heat... (Continued from Page l) Small Business Saturday: Held Nov. 30 "I have a problem with my 1985 Cadillac," said Mc- Donald. "I hit a hole in the road so hard it jarred my teeth and bent my rim. You said you were going to pay for it. I brought you an esti- mate. Where is my money?" Supervisor Hollins re- sponded, "You need to ask your son. I gave him the money for your rim." McDonald angrily re- sponded, "I brought you the papers, not my son. You owe me my money." Hollins said again, "You need to ask your son for it. I gave it to him." "Since that time I have bent two more rims on my Cadillac. Are you going to pay for them?" "I can't do that without the other members of the board agreeing to it," said Hollins. The general consensus of the board was that the county does not pay for tires or rims allegedly dam- aged on county roads. "People would be lined up in the hall looking for their money," said Hollins. McDonald continued, "Richard, where is the mon- ey in your district going. From the looks of the roads in your district, it isn't go- ing where it needs to go." County Assistant Engi- neer Doug Wimberly com- mented relative to this matter, "The Pinckneyville Road is on the State Aid Road list. We will be adver- tising and accepting bids for a road seal project which will include work on this particular road. However, the work will not be done until next spring when the weather gets warmer." Fourth District Super- visor Jackson announced, "I have a list of items that West District Constable Willie Thompson is re- questing. The list includes uniforms, a rechargeable light and flashing lights for his vehicle. He estimates that the cost will be be- tween $900 and $1,000." It was noted that the county constables do not have a budget. "They are paid twice a year for services they have rendered including the serving of court papers. They don't have a budget from which to operate," stated Clerk Tolliver. On motion by Jackson and second by Seal, the board voted to authorize these purchases. The vote on the motion was 5-0. Supervisor Seal reported that he had recently visited the Wilkinson County De- partment of Human Ser- vices and met with Annie Bell White. "They are asking for do- nations of toys, bicycles and clothes which will be do- nated to needy children in our county. I am asking the public to deliver donated items to the DHS building on U. S. Hwy. 61 South as soon as possible. If you are donating used toys be sure that they are in good work- ing condition. They will not accept broken and inoper- able toys." Circuit Clerk Delaney reported that her office had received a memo from Mis- sissippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann noting that the state has begun implementing the photo voter identification cards. "They have delivered the equipment to my office, and will be here shortly to train us on how to operate the Friday, I?eoember 6th $%0 am owltl $.BO Refreshments & Door Prizes 20g Off All Christms Peoor New Shipment PilCo tops & sweaters The Better Half Gifts & Accessories 367 Hwy. 61 W00dville 601-431-0588 NOTICE TO NATURAL GAS CUSTOMERS OF THE TOWN OF CENTREVILLE Public Awareness Damage Prevention Notice The Town of Centreville owns and operates a natural gas distribution system in and around the Town of Centreville. The purpose of the gas system is to provide a reliable and safe, economical source of energy for heating purposes to the homes and businesses adjacent to the underground gas pipelines. The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the customers. The hazards of natural gas are that it is odorless, colorless, tasteless, lighter than air and can ignite and/or explode with tremendous force when mixed with the right amount of air. Prevention measures taken include adding odorant to the gas to give it that distinctive smell, similar to rotten eggs, to warn us of its presence, testing the odorant level each calender month and performing annual gas leakage surveys. Anyone who may smell this odor in the Town of Centreville or notice any unusual conditions on or near gas mains, vents, service lines, meter sets, or especially inside of a building should call the Town of Centreville immediately. If you smell a strong gas odor inside a building, notify everyone in the building to leave. Do not operate any switches or use the phone. Go a safe distance away upwind of the gas smell and call the Town of Centreville. With any gas leak protect life first then proper, then notify the Town of Centreville. Pipeline markers are maintained along the pipeline right of way to inform the public of the underground gas line location. State and federal laws require excavators to notify the state One- Call Center 48 hours before digging. To obtain any information concerning the pipeline location call the Town of Centreville. If any excavation is planned you must notify the One-Call Center which will notify the Town of Centreville to locate any gas lines. Call 48 hours before digging. The Town of Centreville maintains membership in the state One-Call Center. Customers should report gas leaks or other gas related information to Town of Centreville. The Town of Centreville phone number is 601- 645-5218. The One-Call Center phone number is 1-800-227-6477. This information and the pipeline signs are provided as public awareness and damage prevention awareness notices. equipment to make voters valid identification cards," said Delaney. "Only indi- viduals without any valid form of photo identification are qualified to receive one of these state photo ID's." Delaney reported that the state has drawn up a list of other forms of iden- tification that will be ac- cepted at the polls which include Mississippi driver's licenses and other forms of photo ID's which have been issued by state agencies. "As in the past, I can and will still issue voter reg- istration cards to any and all voters, but this card is not the new photo voter. ID. This is a card issued by my office which states that you are a registered voter. This is something different from the new cards," Delaney stated. County resident John Matthew Selvage appeared before the board to ask Su- pervisor Hollins how he can get gravel for a driveway leading to a house he built a year ago. "The house is about 50 feet from the county road. I need gravel on my drive- way," said Selvage. Hollins replied, "It is against the law for the county to put gravel on pri- vate property and private roads. We can't gice you any gravel." Selvage then complained to Supervisor Hollins about a drainage pipe under Mary Lane which is washing his family property away. "You need to do some- thing about this or pay me for the lost property," said Selvage. "I don't know what you are talking about. I will come out and see what you are talking about," said Hollins. Clerk Delaey reported that she and the Mississip- pi State Extension Service were almost finished with revising and updating the county website. The county built a web- site a number of years ago, but this website has not been updated in many years and is essentially ob- solete. "I want the entire board to look at the website before we release it to the public," she stated. . On motion by Jackiit and a second by Hollins, the board voted 5-0 to pay Mrs. Delaney as an individual and not as Circuit Clerk for the work performed. The board agreed to pay her $3,500 for services ren- dered in building the site with assistance from MSU. Administrator Lewis reported that he bad com- pared the county's inven- tory of vehicles and equip- ment in possession of the Wilkinson County Vol- unteer Department with an inventory compiled by Chief Frederick. "They don't match," Lew- is reported. "We don't need to be paying insurance on vehicles we don't have any more." Clerk Tolliver comment- ed, "We have a problem getting department heads to compile and submit com- plete inventory lists for their department." Lewis continued, "I have a title from the Paulina (La.) Fire Department for a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria which has been donated to Wilkinson County. I don't know where this car is, or anything about it other than this board voted to ap- ply a value of $500 for this vehicle." A short discussion fol- lowed as to what to do with the donated vehicle once it is received, but no final de- cision was reached. In final action in open session Supervisor Seal recommended that the county purchase an arti- ficial Christmas tree for display at the Wilkinson County Courthouse. The board agreed to this sug- gestion with a limit of $500 noted. The board went into closed door session at the end of their meeting to discuss personnel matters. No information was made available about any action taken. The next regularly sched- uled board meeting will be held on Monday, December 23, at 9:30 a.m. This campaign/marketing was started by American Ex- press in November 2010 and in 2011 was officially rec- ognized by the U.S. Senate. Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting small businesses throughout the country. By shopping locally you help to grow the economy in your hometown. For ev- ery dollar that you spend lo- cally it turns over several times building your home- town. Read =This Little Dol- lar Stayed Home" written by Phil Hardwick and realize that you do make a differ- ence in your local economy. More than one-third (35 percent) of consumers say they are going to shop at local, small businesses this year, an increase from the 27 percent who planned to last year. Of those, 57 per- cent are specifically doing so because they feel it is "important to support local businesses." In addition to those who already plan to shop at small businesses, the vast majority (95 per- cent) of respondents say it's important to support local independent businesses. ~ The 2013 Deluxe Annual Holiday Shopping Survey This Little Dollar Stayed Home by Phil Hardwick, MS Business Journal Contributing Columnist This is a tale of two dol- lars. One stayed at home. One went to another town. Once upon a time there were two dollars. They each lived with their owners in the small town of Make Be- lieve in rural Mississippi. Make Believe was a nice lit- fie town. There was a Main Street that had lots of little shops that sold special items and arts and crafts catered to people who drove through town. There was also a gro- cery store, a hardware store and a cafe. There was even a doctor in Make Believe. It was a nice little town that was enjoyed by all its resi- dents, none of whom wanted it to change. The story of the first dol- lar is easy to tell. Its owner placed it snugly in her purse and drove 45 minutes to a nearby, larger town with a shopping mall. The owner stayed all day at the mall and spent the entire dollar on things bought in stores owned by big corporations in faraway states. Part of the first little dollar stayed in that town and part of it went to the state government, but most of it went by electronic magic to another state. At the end of the day, the owner went back to Make Believe with all her treasures. Not one penny of the first dollar ever saw Make Believe, Mis- sissippi, again. The story of the second dollar is much different. The owner of the second dollar went to a little shop in down- town Make Believe. There the owner talked a long time to the shop owner about the beautiful merchandise in the store. The shopkeeper told all about the things that were made right there in Make Believe. There were birdhouses built by Bob, bev- eled glass made by Beverly, blouses of silk designed by Betty, mocha chocolates by Missy, and even silverware crafl-zi by Sam. This owner of the dollar spent the entire dollar right there in the shop. The jour- ney of the second dollar was much different than the first dollar. Yes, the first 7 cents went to the same place -- the state government -- as the first dollar. But an unusual thing happens when that 7 cents arrives at the govern- ment in Jackson. One penny is sent back to the local town. So one penny of the sales tax came back to the Make Believe City Hall. The owner of the shop took the next 50 cents and sent it to the manufactur- ers of the items that were bought. Because all of them lived right there in Make Believe, the 50 cents stayed there. The next 16 cents went to the employee of the shop owner. Yes, you guessed it; the employee lived in Make Believe. There was rent to pay on the shopkeeper's retail space. It was paid to the owner of the building, who had lived in Make Believe all his life. The rent was 10 cents of the dollar. There were operating ex- peases that the shopkeeper had to pay. Things such as utilities and maintenance and insurance. Sixteen cents of the dollar went to pay those expenses and some of the people that got paid lived in another town far way. Still, eight of those 16 cents was paid to people in Make Believe. That left 8 cents. What would happen to it? That's right. Eight cents was the shopkeeper's prof- it that she got to keep. Of course, the shopkeeper lived in an apartment upstairs above the shop. If we add up where the second dollar went, we learn that about 86 cents stayed in Make Believe. I wonder what will hap- pen to the 86 cents. Will the manufacturer, the employee, the real estate owner, the shopkeeper and the others spend the 86 cents in Make Believe? Or will they go somewhere else? I wonder how much of the 86 cents will be spent in Make Believe. Because every time another penny is spent in Make Believe the little town is better off because someone in Make Believe re- ceived it instead of another town. Each person has a right to spend his or her money whenever and wherever he or she wishes. But when people spend their dollars in other towns it does not help the economy of their home- towns. The Tale of the Two Dol- lars is told because many people don't know that when they spend their money in their own hometown it helps their hometown. Don't Litter... Keep Wilkinson County clean! Report Illegal Dumping Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality 601-961-5171 CONCORDIA METAL!NC, OPEN MONDAY. FRIDAY 7:30 A.M.. 4:30 P.M. 0000mmnum:. Cans Copper  Brass * Junk Cars FIER.RK)AY - VInAUA HWY -'_. 18/336"52 t 8 t soo.722.6264 The government's business is your business. And Mississippians count on their newspapers to keep apprised of public notice advertising. .................. "", .... "i!J, i,i  I the marl 35% .! On the Intemet or online  12o/; "i 6% 46% Some other way Prefer not to teceive them 1 Of/O SCAN TO READ THE SURVEY [] SUMMARY -Inalf of Mississippi adults recall read- g or seeing public notice advertis- ing in a local or state newspaper. And almost half (46%) of adults who have seen public notice advertising prefer tO receive them in a printed newspaper, much higher than any other source. Most Mississipplans (87%) say keep- ing the public informed through public notices and legal advertis- ing is an important requirement for government agendas. And the pre- ferred method of receiving these notices is in a printed newspaper along with their associated web- sites. According to a 2013 Advertising and Media Use Survey*. legal ads in printed newspapers have a much higher credibility than other media, Over 1.5 million Mississippians read their local newspaper. Whether in print, online or on the go. newspa- pers are the leading source of in- formation for Mississippi. MISSISSIPPI Pssr00oc,SS There is powor in print. *Source: American Opinion Research, Princeton, NJ, 2013. Copyright  2013 Mlssdssippt Press Services. Inc