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,2 STONE COUNTYENTERPRISE I REGION I www.stonecountyenterprise.com ApdllO, 2013 Deadline for community news is Monday at Noon Aldennan - Ward 3 For all your gardening needs First case of human 00WNV Monday the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported the state's first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Madison County. The MSDH only reports lab- oratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths. "This is actually not the first time we have had cases reported this early in Mississippi. We have had cases in March before and as early as January in previous years. This serves as a reminder that WNV can occur year-round, even if we are not in the peak summer months of July, August, and September," said MSDH Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. "Also, the time- frame of when the first case is reported has no effect on the type of WNV activity we31 see in a particular season. The first cases of the 2o12 were reported in FABRIC 00DOCK 5trt.. April 13 @ 10 (xm. Gret Prices oa Fbu[o Fabric! OPEN WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY IOAM-SPM 7ns pet of the month Sissy Parker seven years old dog owner Audra Parker CARING for Your Pets Like Family Dr. Mark Holland Dr. Andre ttuffman Dr. Davis tlunt HOLLAND \\; E Ii::RINAR H()SPI'IAI. 1804 South Azalea Dr. Wiggins, MS 39577 601-928-9994 5163 US Hwy 49 South Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-545-6999 AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY 601-545-6999 June, and we went on to set a record for the high- est number of human cases in one season." Mississippians should take appropriate precau- tions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses year-round: remove sources of standing water, espe- cially after rainfall; if you will be in mosquito- prone areas, wear pro- tective clothing (such as long-sleeved shirts and pants) during peak times from dusk until dawn; and use a recom- mended mosquito repel- lent according to manu- facturer's directions. Symptoms of WNV infection are often mild and may include fever, headache, nausea, vom- iting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. In a small number of cases, infec- tion can result in encephalitis or meningi- tis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and pos- sibly death. For more information on WNV and other mos- quito-borue illnesses, a FOR SALE: Land and Timber offered as 29 Ac, or as 3 Tracts of 11 Ac, 9 Ac, and 9 Ac. "Dmber on entire 29 Ac may be purchased separately. Sale by Lump- Sum, sealed bids to be opened April 30, 2013 at the office of John G. Guthrie and Sons., Inc., Wiggins, MS; Call 601-928- 4262 or 601-408-3497 for Prospectus. , : YARD SALE - in front of Hair Bows and Tippy Toes on Hall Street in Wiggins. Sat., April 13, 7 a.m. until. Children's toys, clothes, women and men's clothing, home goods, antiques, pool table and more. checklist to reduce the mosquito population in and around homes, and recommended mosquito repellents, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/w estnile or call the WNV toll-free hotline at 1- l 877-WST-NILE 0-877- 978-6453). Gas prices continue to fall Average retail gasoline prices in Mississippi have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,o14 gas outlets in Mississippi. This com- pares with the national average that has fallen 4.o cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Mississippi during the past week, prices yester- day were 39.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 17.o cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon dur- ing the last month and stands 32.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Americans are spend- ing $1o8 million less on gasoline every day than they were a year ago," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Prices in nearly all Metropolitian Statistical Areas are lower today than a year ago. In all, 3oo Metropolitan Statistical Areas saw cheaper first quarter prices for gasoline than in 2o12, with two MSAs showing no statistically significant change. More expensive markets in 2o13 included locations in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The most expensive market in the country was the Honolulu area, but the outright price of $4.157 gal this year was just 3cts gal above the 2o12 number," DeHaan said. VARIANCES continued from front Large Joel Miles said he had no desire to pun- ish Beall unnecessarily. "He's got a business and he employs people and he brings in tax dol- lars and we need all we can get,' Miles said. "At the sani6 tia;-We can't just grant variances for everybody that wants them. 'Tnere are reasons we have ordinances con- cerning how land is developed." BeaU said there had been no intention of not following the original site plan and it would make no sense to do so. 'TVhy would I do something that's going to come back and bite me," he asked, rhetori- eally.,!Tm justa small businessman trying to make a living. "Tell me what you want me to do and I'll do it." Stone County Hospital is available 24 hours a day through its fully staffed Emergency Department and Ambulance Service and has extended our services to include Sleep Lab, MRI and Reclast Therapy by appointment only. Stone County Hospital offers a highly skilled medical team along with the latest in technology. We also have a full line of inpatient, extended stay, outpatient and clinic senAces. Hospital Services /uta cam Ba .waactom Sntmu Lalmralory P.atogy & Mm Rehabilitation Skip Lab Soc Serves Surgery Svng Bed Serves Womeo's Health/ Osteoporosis Treatment J