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t Page 4A The Woodville Republican, Thursday, December 17, 2015 MSU Extension Launches Keys To Community Program Low voter turnout may not vite guest speakers from the be a big deal to some Missis- county government agen- sippians, but for a group of cies or arrange for local his- .concerned experts with the tory teachers and community Mississippi State University leaders to help teach the cur- Extension Service, a lack of riculum," Camp said. "Some interest in the election pro- agents will want to offer the cess signals an educational content over the course of opportunity, several months, while others Jason Camp, an Extension want to present the lessons on associate with the Center for a more intensive schedule. We Government and Community also encourage field trips." .Development, said he and his Ann Davis, Extension coor- colleagues wanted to boost dinator in Wilkinson County, involvement and interest in said her first group of partici- local government, pants toured county offices, %% discovered that stu- talked with elected officials dents learn about state and and learned to look up deeds federal government, but in and records in the chancery most schools there is no time clerk's office. spent learning about county 'The program not only al- government," Camp said. "So lowed the young people to we put together a program learn how their county oper- called The Keys to Communi: ates, but also taught them ty to help young people learn why it is important to be in- more about the roles different volved in the workings of the people play in the local sys- county and to have a voice in tom." decisions that affect all indi- Targeting 14- to 18-year- viduals living in their ceunty," olds, The Keys to Community Davis said. program covers a wide range In 2016, at least 35 counties 'of topics related to county gov- will offer The Keys to Com- ernment officials, including munity to area teens. sheriffs, county supervisors, "Our goal is for participants judicial officers, tax assessors/ to grow up and be educated collectors, and chancery and voters, and even consider run- circuit clerks, ning for office," Camp said. Launched in Willdnson and For more information Itawamba counties, the pro- about The Keys to Corn- gram is designed to be flexible munity program, contact m terms of delivery and audi- Camp at 662-325-3141, or ence needs, visit http://gcd.msucares. "Extension agents can in- com/key&. Wilkinson County Calendar Of Events To add events call 601-888-4293 or email by noon Friday May your Christmas be rich in the blessings of faith and fellowslip. Thanks for being a part of our family here. We wish you and yours all the best. Merry Christmas to one and all! McKnight's City Cleaners Woodville CELEBRATE 67TH ANNIVERSARY Baby Shower December Honors Chelbie Bell Harris Chelbie Bell Harris of La- the honoree's sister-inqaw, Ka- fayette, I_oulsiana, washonored tie Bell ofBatonRouge, Jordan recently at a baby shower in Whitaker Burch of Hatties- anticipation ofthe arrival ofher burg and Kay Orgeron of New first child in early February. Orleans. Family and close friends The honoree was joined by gathered on Saturday, De- her mother, Becky Bell, in wel- cember fifth, at three-thirty at coming her guests. the home of her sister-in-law, The refreshment table Heather Bell, near St. Frail- was centered with a vase of cisville. Sunny weather and fresh flowers including white the pretty woodland setting of hydrangeas and eucalyptus. the rustic log home added to Guests enjoyed an assortment the enjoyment of the afternoon of hot and cold party foods, in- party, duding tiny owl shaped cook- Additional hostesses were ies iced in pastel colors. Thimbles & Threads Sewing Guild Christmas Party Couple Celebrates their spouses, Judy and Bobby Flurry, Ginger and Sixty-Seventh Tom Schwager, Diane and Wedding Anniversary Peter Burns and Melinda and Dr. Ben Yarbrough, all Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. of Natchez. Carter recently enjoyed a Mr. and Mrs. Carter were family dinner celebration in married December 11, 1948, observance of their sixty-sev- in Crosby. She is the former enth wedding anniversary. Miss Doris Pauline Livings- For the special occasion, ton, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carter dined Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Livings- with their daughters and ton of Crosby. Katie Berry Is Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Society Katie Berry of Centrev- file was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Berry was initiated at Mis- sissippi State University. Berry is among approxi- mately 32,000 students, fac- ulty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniol;s and 7,5 p~rcent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 per- cent of the number of candi- dates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do fac- ulty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North Ameri- ca and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excel- lence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." 9 12 13 14 16 19 22 23 0 5 6 6 9 11 When members of Thimbles we had! and Threads arrived on Friday, After a blessing given by Dee December 11, for oar annual Hoffinan, we began to enjoy the Christmas p~, all sixteen fun and party food. Later, quilt present were treated to a lovely gifts were exchanged, and we scene created by our President were all so pleased with our Dionessia Dawson. Beautiful gifts. When the drawing for cloths covered the tables and beautiful Christmas Challenge lovely decorations were placed blocks was held, Melanie Wal- around the room. ters was the winner. As members entered, we All members would like to placed completed Challenge express our appreciation and a bl~ks on a table, party foods big thank you to our president on another table and took our for allthe effort she extended to seats to walt for the party to make our party 2015 so much begin.What a wonderful time fun for all ofus. -- Submitted Christmas ........... from the I ig Ma. Himsdfid called, he.asked us to i.vite all the me, bed ladies too!) ... a special eve.i.g of holiday shoppi.g Thursday, gee, 17 pm to 8 pm Y, efreshmarrs Free ift Wrap * Poor I rizes Special Peals Kids Sizes 1-14.20"Z Off Kids/Ladies , leepwear Lots of gtodd.g Stuffers 20"Z. Off All Jewdry Open Mon.-Wed., Dec. 21-23, 9:30-6 Closed Christmas Eve .,. ;, DECEMBER AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm New Life Community BC, States on Parade Program, 6 pm Clarmount MBC, Youth Day Christmas Program, 9:30 am TRIAD-S.A.LT. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriff's Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am Veteran Service Officer, Ginger Cane, Centreville City Hall, (1st & 3rd Wed.) Mt. Zion CME Church, Holiday Banquet, Donation $10, Guest speaker, Pastor Hilton Taplin, 6 pm Bleak House BC Food Ministry, Christmas Dinner, Eat in or to go, 11:30 am Veteran Service Officer, Troy Orso, Wilk. Co. Courthouse, (2nd & 4th Wed.) JANUARY Hwy. Patrol-Drivers Licenses/IDs, No longer coming to Woodville Mt. Olive BC, Mt. Olive Burial Assoc. Meeting, 4 pm VeteranService officer, Ginger Cane, Town of Centreville Bldg., City Hall, (1st & 3rd Wed.) AA Meeting, Woodville Municipal Building, 6 pm St. John BC, Woodville, Appreciation Program/Sister Olivia Lewis Smith, 5 pm TRIAD-S.A.L.T. Meeting, Wilk. Co. Sheriff's Complex, Hwy. 61 S., 10 am Premier Physical Therapy 558 First South Street Woodville 601-888-7944 Board Certified Physical Therapist Virginia Lewis Whetstone, DPT iii ;fill 651 Main Street Woodville 601-888-4300 Thur da9, December 17, 5:30 to 8:30 Come in and fill your Q, hrietrnae Wieh Liet from etarf to finieh 2hop, get gour gifte wrapped and Enjog refreehmente provided bg Vintage Gale OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Dec. 21-23, 10 to 5 .... Thursday, Dec. 24, Chrismas Eve, 10 to noon 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