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iT Paper ' egals page 2 I |Religion page 4 |Classifieds" page 7 | 0 bit i, e g e8 ESTABLISHED AMITE DEMOCRAT 1825 CHANGED THE SOUTHERN HERALD 1865 ~:7: <4 " '~- ~. ~ . .:-~ ~ % ONE HUNDRED FORTY YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OLDEST NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS IN LIBERTY AND AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VOL. 141 USPS505-960 LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI NO.02 Email The Southern Herald with your news at southern herald @ THURSDAY 03 May, 2007 SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR HERITAGE DAYS 10 A,M. SHELBY PRICE 1-1:45 P.M. BRANDON ANDREWS b""-" --=" "" "'"'-'"" "--"""--" -"" "^ "-'" ""dy,=a "towt at'yous'h ah'p ut on I{te=i 2:30-3:1MATT DUCK5 P.M. the body than clothing. Consider the ravens for they neither sow nor reap; and they have no storeroom nor barn; and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!" "And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why are you anxious about other matters?" "Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did.not clothe himself like one of these, But if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O men of little faith!" "And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you." Luke 12:22-31 (NAS) . I AMITE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MET Wednesday, April 25, 2007, the Amite County Board of Supervisors met, where it was agreed upon that the Upper Glading Road will be one of the next projects for the area. It will be funded by state aid road funds, it is expected that the project will begin in fall. Other projects that are in line are the reconstruction of the Greensburg Road north of Bean Road, which is 1.5 miles, and the Swamp Road, which is two miles with two bridges that will need to be replaced. Carolyn Williams was approved as a part-time circuit court deputy clerk. $4,600.00 was paid to Tri-State Consulting Services for digital mapping. This is the first bill. Rejection of 14 residents to receive homestead tax exemption by the state tax commission was affirmed. $2,000.00 was contributed to the American Red Cross Adams County Chapter for relief services in AmiteCounty. NEW SERIES OF POST CARDS AVAILABLE The Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society would like to announce that the Little Red Schoolhouse will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M in conjunc- tion with the Liberty Heritage Days Event at the Ethel Vance park, on Saturday, May 5, 2007. A new-series of color postal cards, produced by The Society, will be available for sale at this time, each card will cost $1.00. Series available are: Series B 1 - Amite County Court- house - Oldest Courthouse in con- tinuous use in Mississippi, built in 1839-1841. Series B 2 - Little Red School-~ house - This building was the music room of the Amite Female Semi- nary started by the Reverend M.S. Shirk in 1853 and is the only build- ing still standing. Series B 3 - Confederate Monu- ment - This Confederate MonUment is the oldest in the State of Missis- sippi, erected in 1871, of Italian marble carved in New Orleans, the structure is 20 feet tall and has 279 names. BILLY JOEL ROYAL TO HEAD LIBERTY HERITAGE -- -,O YS F= WAt - !848fl Series B 4- Presbyterian Church - This church ts c On May 4tffand 5th, Liberty will hold its annual Heritage Days festival ing has a slave galler"j, on Highway 24 West at the Ethel Strat'tbn Vance Park,'aAhth entertainment, used to hold the wounded during arts and crafts, food, children's games and rides, thefestival will be one to the Battle 0f Ljberty'in the Civil War. remember. Saturday, May 5th, Jay and the T.Birds will play followed by Set.ies~B 5 - Ebenezer Baptist featured artist Billy Joel Royal. There will ale0 be a fireworks display to .~- ~h'urch - 1806, Oldest Baptist bring the festivalto a close around 9:30 pr.m. ~ ~.! "7 Church in the Mississippi Associa- HERITAGE DAYS RECIPE'CO EST " tion and the State, and is active There will be a recipe contest held in conj,:qnotiOfi ~ith the Liberty Her- today, itage Days on Saturday, May 5, 2007,at ~e 'Ethel Vance Park. There will be three categories: Beef, Dairy, and Miscellaneous. For the Beef contest, AWARDS DAY you will need at least 1 pound of beef; for the dairy, at least 3 cups of dairy products; and the miscellaneous category will be open to anything. Regis-. tration will be from 11:00-12 Noon. No entries will be .accepted after 12:00 p.m. Winners will be announced later that afternoon, and you do not have to be present to win. You will need a printed copy of the recipe and your own serving utensils; and you may pick your dish up after judging. There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and also a partici- pation award. If you would like more information about the recipe contest, please contact the Amite County Extension Office at 601-657-8902. The contest is sponsored by the Heritage Days, Amite County MHV, local busi- nesses, and the Mississi ppi State University Extension Service. THE FABULOUS FIVE DO IT AGAIN, THIS TIME WiTH A PENNY DRIVE! In recent news, therehas been a team that has taken the media of Amite County by sumrise. Their efforts are to help the children, as well as any others that are in need. Who are they? The Fabulous Five, of course. They consist of America Reads Tutors that take the time to plan, organize and present many different types of adventures as they help students to become more for themselves. In taking steps forward to.assist in any situ- ation, they are not only teaching the students at Liberty Elementary School to read and better their grades, but teaching them to succeed in everything you do. As a team, the Fabulous Five set forth efforts to assist the Busy Corner Cystic Fibrosis Team and held a Penny Drive lasted April 2-20, 2007, where $1,901.85 in pennies was collected by students to aid the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in finding cures and medicines for the people out there that suffer from the disease. Grades Kindegarten through Eighth grades participated in the drive. The top three classes at Liberty Elementary School togather the most pennies for the Foundation were Mrs. Shirley Toney's 6th grade class, Miss Judy Matte's 1st grade class and Mrs. Makiska Russ's 2nd grade class. To each and every class at Liberty Elementary School, we com- mend you on showing your community spirit! You are great and have shown that you are not afraid to help when it is needed the mostl Keep up the good work! Unfortunately, the pictures we had taken were destroyed due to an issue with our camera. We do apologize for this. ARENA DEDICATED TO (PAPA) CHARLES REID Saturday, April 28, 2007, marked a proud moment in the Amite County Riding Club's hearts as the Amite County Riding Club Arena was dedicated to Papa Charles Reid. For many, it was an emotional period since so many knew and cared deeply for the man that gave that arena life and much more. A moment of silence followed as a beautiful melody was played over the arena's speakers. May the Memory of Papa Charles Reid live on in the arena to give all a sense of respect, closeness and satifac- tion in knowing that the arena was part of him. [re nv@ed [ end Open l-fouse -(onorin8 cf= camy df n4 waC g=s on 9tm te Schoo Center PROGRAM FOR A.S.C. Amite Schooll Center Elemen- tary School's Awards Day program will be on May 4th, 2007, at 9:30 A.M. in the school gym. LIBERTY HIRES PROMOTER Tuesday afternoon's, May 1, 2007, meeting of the Board of Alderman the Board voted to hire Greg Walsh as promoter of Vance park at $22,000.00 per year. This came after'the rec- ommendation of Paul Picard, who was given the recommen- dation of the park committee. The town would provide Greg with a cell phone to keep in contact with the town in booking and other business. On the recommendation of the Mayor, the Board rejected all tractor bids at this time and will budget the tractor next year for the park. The John Deer will be put back in good running condi- tion and used at the park. Held zoning hearing for Rosie Mitchell to put a trailer in the town. The request was denied, Hired Becki Wall for summer help at the park at $7.00 per hour. Approved town contributions for PERS to 11,85%. Agreed not to charge tap fees to the proposed car wash to be place in Liberty. In response to a letter received from Kenneth Gordon on timber cut at vance park, Paul Picard stated that the park does not plan on cutting timber, but to mark that should be cut or could be cut in the future. BOAT SAFETY COURSES SCHEDULED Courses for boat and water safe- ty will be held in the Amite County Justice Court Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. May 15 and 16, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16. For more information and to pre- register call 835-3050 on Friday/, vta /J.1, :2007 6:oo y.m. LIBERTY PURCHASES NEW POLICE CAR Pictured above are Deputy Chief Nathan Toney arid Police Commissioner Aubrey Blalock standing in front of the new 2007 Ford Crown Victorian, which was purchased from Watson Quality Ford under state contract at $21,149.00. Comsouth installecl the radios and other equipment inside. The striping and letteringwas done by Sign Here of Liberty. AIR cRUISERS IAI~"~V, Mi*,q,ippi gOOD, ODD APRIL 4, 2007 Pictured left toright are Nell Cavaleria, Mayor Richard Stratton, Ed Dundas, Jose Redento and Scott Ernst dur- ing the celebration of the 1 milliionth vest made at Air Cruisers of Liberty. Y Pictured left to right are Neil Cavaleria, Jose Redento (President of Air Cruisers) and Ed sent the 1 millionth vest made by the vest line at Air Cruisers to Jose Redento. Dundas as they pre- AIR CRUISERS CELEBRATES 1,000,000TH VEST Friday, April 27, 2007. Air Cruisers of Liberty celebrated the feat of making their one millionth life vest During the last few years and since Katrina, there has been an aviation boom where more life vests and ether equipment is in demand. Air Cruisers is there to meet those demands and more with their vest lines, boat lines and slide lines. On October of 1996, Air Cruisers made their first vest; October 14, 1998, their 100,000th vest was made; August 8, 2002, their 500,000th vest was made; and now, on April 4, 2007, their 1 millionth vest was made. Each of these anniversaries not only marks a milestone for the company itself, it marks a milestone the Town of Liberty, as we are known world-wide since Air Cruisers ships their merchandise all over the world. In the beginning they were shipping approximately 1,000 vests per month, but now, they are shipping out 5,000 of these little life sawers per week putting them and us on the map to popularity. The Southern Heraldand the entire Town of Liberty would like to congradulate all Air Cruisers's employees for helping put Liberty on the map and keeping this economy on the rise. Keep up the good work!!! (Continued on page 2)