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Page 6 Stone County Enterprise Wednesday, JULY 30, 2003 WWW. S/ SS Flint Creek Water Park offers year round fun St.llllnler v;.|ciitiOllS \\;viJl sOO+l end, but don't nlis'; ont Oll one of the best-kept secrets in Mississippi, scenic Flint .Creek Water Park in Wiggins. Flint Creek is open year round with an average ol 351).00t) -500,000 people visiting the Park every year. Flint C,eek Wuter Park has a total of lt)Oi) acres with a 600-acre lake that has 13 miles of shoreline. Tu get to Flint Creek signs are clearly placed on Hw', 40 in south Wiggins. You just l'olhva tile signs through the heart of down- town Wiggins to H,,v? 29 to Flint Creek. If people really knew what Flint Creek Water Park had to offer, it would be in the millitms. Flint ('reek is ,,uch a great place hu familie, t g and have fun for tile da\\;. v.eek, t)r nlt)nth. "'\\;\'e jUSt fecl like it's a place tO go where \\; oil have diverse reclealion,t] flcti. - ilie,. You need to look no furlher than Flint Creek+ It i a l]ood con- tlol lesCl\\;tql lhat doubles as a water park." sgiid SlcV ;+lrl Smith. Project Specialist for the Pat Hamstm Waterv, ay District that oversees Flint Creek \\;Vate Park. On the Pal Hanison Waterway District web\\;ire v,'ww.phvcd.net, it exphmls x tlat tile PHWD is all ;Ibont. "The Pal Harrison Waterway District is a Mississippi State Agency that provides camping, cabins, recreatitmal lacilities in Missi,,,ippi and is responsible tt+r managing the rixers and their tributarie,; along the Pascagoula Rivet Basin in Southeastern and East Central Mississippi .... PH'4'I) operates a total t)f 9 water parks with recreational CRIME STOPPERS 1-888-313-8477 CASH FOR ANONYMOUS TIPS. FREE CALL! NO RISKI SECURE LINE, NO CALLER ID, YOU GIVE US THE INFO; WE GIVE YOU THE CA$11! NOLAN "Dink" WALKER REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 107 A Local Man Bringing Stone County's Voice To Jackson facilities including cabins, R. V. camping sites, water slides, boat launches, shelters and lodge halls, nature trails, etc. These water parks are located adjacent to reservoirs and rivers. Flint Creek Water Park was started in the early 1960's as a pilot project of the newly formed Pat Harrison Waterway District. There were t.vo reasons Flint Creek Reservoir was constructed. First was for a means of flood control the other was for recreational activities. Flint Creek Reservoir has the distinction of being des- ignated as a public water supply reservoir. It can possibly be used as the town's water supply. In May of 1969 Flint Creek opened with the following facilities: fishing, swimming, water ski- ing, and boating on the 600 acre flood Control and public water supply reservoir, 56 campsites, 42 primitive campsites, and a nature trail. Through growing popularity and demand a second camp- ground was developed known today as Camping Area II (sites 57-128l in 1972. Today there are 132 tully developed camping spurs tsome sites have 2 hookups). Watertown. a water slide with four adult water slides and a kid- die area with two kiddie slides opened in the spring of 1982 along with tour cabins. Last year marked the twentieth anniver- sat3' of Watertown. Watertown usually opens Memorial Day weekend and closes after Labor Day weekend. After school starts in Stone County which is August 11 this year, Watertown will only be open on the week- ends. A Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant in 1985 allowed the construction of five more cabins bringing the total to i 5. There were six more cabins built in 1993, andl2 more in the spring of 1995 bringing the total to 33. A state bond appropriation in the year 2000 approved by the 1999 MS State Legislature allowed for Phase I of a capitol improvement project to be completed. Phase I called for the construction of 20 mil- lennium cabins district wide, with Flint Creek receiving eight additional cabins. Phase II of the ing. Cabins 1-!2 are called camp houses. They have air condition- ing, two bunk beds, and a televi- sion. with cable, table, refrigera- tor, stove, picnic table, and bath- room. The scouts usually enjoy this area, because these twelve cabins are in an area by them- selves. The camp houses are also right on the water making it a Recreational Fun at Flint Creek A 600 Acre Flood Control Public Water Supply Reservoir. Fishing Boating Water Skiing ( Skiing Area) Jet Skiing (Jet Ski Area) Swimming (Designated Swimming Area) Camping (Sites 1-128) Cabins (46) Waterslide Nature Trail Picnic Pavilions (2) Enclosed Meeting Lodge (1) Watertown M-Friday open 12-6pm $15.00 Saturday-Sunday open 12-6pm $7.50 After school starts only open on tim weekends Closes after the Labor Day Weekend and reopens Memorial Day weekend. Annual Events: July 4th Fireworks Show (Night of July 4th) Haunted Forest (Saturday before Halloween), capitol improvement project is complete of five additional cab- ins bringing the total to 46 cab- ins. The Day Use Area is to the right of the entrance to Flint Creek: where you can enjoy Watertown, a nice area with pic- nic tables, a jet ski area, a boat- ing area, a large beach area with designated swimming area, a bath house with showers and a drink machine, and two covered pavilions with electricity and picnic tables, but pavilion #33 has a fireplace, clean restrooms and is closer to the swimming area. These pavilions rent for only $25.00 + 9%tax a day. The road to the left when you enter Flint Creek will take you to the cabins and camping areas. The cabins all have a stove, refrigerator, T.V., cable, at least one bathroom, and air condition- favorite spot for fishermen. A-Frame cabins #12-22 are two story with a fireplace, a spa- cious room, T.V. with cable, air conditioning, a kitchen area, dining table, one bedroom downstairs and bathroom, and two beds upstairs and bathroom. Cabins #23-46 are the millen- nium plus cabins. You will enjoy a spacious room with a fireplace, a T.V. with cable, air condition- ing, a kitchen area, dining table with five chairs, three separate bedrooms, a restroom, a nice porch with a swing, large glass windows with a great view of the reservoir. Flint Creek has two annual events The Haunted Forest. which will be coming up in October, and the July 4th Celebration. The July 4th Celebration has become a big event with over 6,000 people a+ ka+++ ELECT DALE 11'. BOND .,, o, s,,,,=,,,,. 0,., III i I II I Dear Fellow Citizens of District 5. I would like to request your vote and support, as your representa- tive on the Board of Supervisors. ! feel that through the coopera- tion of the Board of Supervisors a lot of good things were accom- plished during the eight years that I served you from 1992-2000. Fire stations were built in the Big Level and Ramsey Springs communities: over 10 miles of gravel roads were paved and over 34 miles of exist- ing paved roads ere overlaid or resealed in District 5, along with the construction and renovation of five bridges: Stone County Citizens were relieved of the hospital bond issue tax in 1996 and this has not been on the tax levy since: The Stone County Health Department was relocated to a larger and nicer facili- ty to accommodate its growing needs; The new Justice Court Building was completed: The Stone County Covered Arena was completed: The Stone County Baseball Complex "'ttood Field" received poles, lights, and t;encing tbr three new fields. With a lot of work done by many vol- unteers, the fields ere completed. New business and industrial groxvth were on the horizon for our county. During the last lbur years that I v, as on the Board, we sent letters and made phone contacts to the WaI-Mart Corporation ask- ing thern to consider locating in our area. I believe these contacts spur,red their interest: and along vith a lot of work from many other people also, Wal-Mart became a reality to Stone County. I I Construction on the new Sheriff Department and County Jail along with the Correctional Facility was started at no cost to the taxpay- ers. The State of Mississippi, in a contract between Stone County and the State, guaranteed the entire cost of the project. Providing sufficient funds for Law protection was a pri- ority of the Board of Supervisors, therefore the Stone County Sheriff Department budget received a 60 % increase during my term in office. This provided funds for more deputies, patrol cars, and other needs of the Sheriff Department. If you will allow me to serve you again, I will provide a good Road and Bridge Program, promote Industrial Development, Provide for Health Care needs, Law Protection, Recreation, Fire Protection, Senior Citizen Programs, Educational Funding, and will work hard to offer good services and to protect our natural resources. I am an open-minded individual. 1 believe county and city offi- cials, along with the Stone County citizens, should work together to make and keep Stone County a great place to live, work, and bring up a new generation. I will work hard to offer good services and continued progress for each and every one of you. For a county government run with honesty and integrity, please vote Dale T. Bond, District 5 Supervisor, on August 5th. Your prayers, vote, and support will be greatly appreciated. Paid Political ad for Dale T Bond I I I I attending the The event is the local This past 4th broadcast the 4, 5. and 6pro 41st Army lion of music f this past weekend, Oltg Williams, their and Troy and ! their daughter Flint Creek. from Saucier from them with his barbequed the cabin most of shore in "We can ties of home Th Flint Creel sites 1-56, 57-127. first serve basis c reservation only imum of holidays. a beach swing sets in table. house with dryer, with a front. cable hook-UPS" There also camping sites table, your you like site for you. The Park Rogers; the Dave Russak park rangers person fo cut who picks nance marl, nel, and creW' cleaners. The ReserVOir crappie, year round fish is $1..25 Pet the entrance an additional The office is a.m.-10:00 the ti Area. No catch any sure to enjoy available at A Bridal path Bride Latrice Brid e Jane Bride scott (jnne i, fe[i.5..ca Brid e Attt: 10% 304 521 Page 6 Stone County Enterprise Wednesday, JULY 30, 2003 WWW. S/ SS Flint Creek Water Park offers year round fun St.llllnler v;.|ciitiOllS \\;viJl sOO+l end, but don't nlis'; ont Oll one of the best-kept secrets in Mississippi, scenic Flint .Creek Water Park in Wiggins. Flint Creek is open year round with an average ol 351).00t) -500,000 people visiting the Park every year. Flint C,eek Wuter Park has a total of lt)Oi) acres with a 600-acre lake that has 13 miles of shoreline. Tu get to Flint Creek signs are clearly placed on Hw', 40 in south Wiggins. You just l'olhva tile signs through the heart of down- town Wiggins to H,,v? 29 to Flint Creek. If people really knew what Flint Creek Water Park had to offer, it would be in the millitms. Flint ('reek is ,,uch a great place hu familie, t g and have fun for tile da\\;. v.eek, t)r nlt)nth. "'\\;\'e jUSt fecl like it's a place tO go where \\; oil have diverse reclealion,t] flcti. - ilie,. You need to look no furlher than Flint Creek+ It i a l]ood con- tlol lesCl\\;tql lhat doubles as a water park." sgiid SlcV ;+lrl Smith. Project Specialist for the Pat Hamstm Waterv, ay District that oversees Flint Creek \\;Vate Park. On the Pal Hanison Waterway District web\\;ire v,'ww.phvcd.net, it exphmls x tlat tile PHWD is all ;Ibont. "The Pal Harrison Waterway District is a Mississippi State Agency that provides camping, cabins, recreatitmal lacilities in Missi,,,ippi and is responsible tt+r managing the rixers and their tributarie,; along the Pascagoula Rivet Basin in Southeastern and East Central Mississippi .... PH'4'I) operates a total t)f 9 water parks with recreational CRIME STOPPERS 1-888-313-8477 CASH FOR ANONYMOUS TIPS. FREE CALL! NO RISKI SECURE LINE, NO CALLER ID, YOU GIVE US THE INFO; WE GIVE YOU THE CA$11! NOLAN "Dink" WALKER REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 107 A Local Man Bringing Stone County's Voice To Jackson facilities including cabins, R. V. camping sites, water slides, boat launches, shelters and lodge halls, nature trails, etc. These water parks are located adjacent to reservoirs and rivers. Flint Creek Water Park was started in the early 1960's as a pilot project of the newly formed Pat Harrison Waterway District. There were t.vo reasons Flint Creek Reservoir was constructed. First was for a means of flood control the other was for recreational activities. Flint Creek Reservoir has the distinction of being des- ignated as a public water supply reservoir. It can possibly be used as the town's water supply. In May of 1969 Flint Creek opened with the following facilities: fishing, swimming, water ski- ing, and boating on the 600 acre flood Control and public water supply reservoir, 56 campsites, 42 primitive campsites, and a nature trail. Through growing popularity and demand a second camp- ground was developed known today as Camping Area II (sites 57-128l in 1972. Today there are 132 tully developed camping spurs tsome sites have 2 hookups). Watertown. a water slide with four adult water slides and a kid- die area with two kiddie slides opened in the spring of 1982 along with tour cabins. Last year marked the twentieth anniver- sat3' of Watertown. Watertown usually opens Memorial Day weekend and closes after Labor Day weekend. After school starts in Stone County which is August 11 this year, Watertown will only be open on the week- ends. A Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant in 1985 allowed the construction of five more cabins bringing the total to i 5. There were six more cabins built in 1993, andl2 more in the spring of 1995 bringing the total to 33. A state bond appropriation in the year 2000 approved by the 1999 MS State Legislature allowed for Phase I of a capitol improvement project to be completed. Phase I called for the construction of 20 mil- lennium cabins district wide, with Flint Creek receiving eight additional cabins. Phase II of the ing. Cabins 1-!2 are called camp houses. They have air condition- ing, two bunk beds, and a televi- sion. with cable, table, refrigera- tor, stove, picnic table, and bath- room. The scouts usually enjoy this area, because these twelve cabins are in an area by them- selves. The camp houses are also right on the water making it a Recreational Fun at Flint Creek A 600 Acre Flood Control Public Water Supply Reservoir. Fishing Boating Water Skiing ( Skiing Area) Jet Skiing (Jet Ski Area) Swimming (Designated Swimming Area) Camping (Sites 1-128) Cabins (46) Waterslide Nature Trail Picnic Pavilions (2) Enclosed Meeting Lodge (1) Watertown M-Friday open 12-6pm $15.00 Saturday-Sunday open 12-6pm $7.50 After school starts only open on tim weekends Closes after the Labor Day Weekend and reopens Memorial Day weekend. Annual Events: July 4th Fireworks Show (Night of July 4th) Haunted Forest (Saturday before Halloween), capitol improvement project is complete of five additional cab- ins bringing the total to 46 cab- ins. The Day Use Area is to the right of the entrance to Flint Creek: where you can enjoy Watertown, a nice area with pic- nic tables, a jet ski area, a boat- ing area, a large beach area with designated swimming area, a bath house with showers and a drink machine, and two covered pavilions with electricity and picnic tables, but pavilion #33 has a fireplace, clean restrooms and is closer to the swimming area. These pavilions rent for only $25.00 + 9%tax a day. The road to the left when you enter Flint Creek will take you to the cabins and camping areas. The cabins all have a stove, refrigerator, T.V., cable, at least one bathroom, and air condition- favorite spot for fishermen. A-Frame cabins #12-22 are two story with a fireplace, a spa- cious room, T.V. with cable, air conditioning, a kitchen area, dining table, one bedroom downstairs and bathroom, and two beds upstairs and bathroom. Cabins #23-46 are the millen- nium plus cabins. You will enjoy a spacious room with a fireplace, a T.V. with cable, air condition- ing, a kitchen area, dining table with five chairs, three separate bedrooms, a restroom, a nice porch with a swing, large glass windows with a great view of the reservoir. Flint Creek has two annual events The Haunted Forest. which will be coming up in October, and the July 4th Celebration. The July 4th Celebration has become a big event with over 6,000 people a+ ka+++ ELECT DALE 11'. BOND .,, o, s,,,,=,,,,. 0,., III i I II I Dear Fellow Citizens of District 5. I would like to request your vote and support, as your representa- tive on the Board of Supervisors. ! feel that through the coopera- tion of the Board of Supervisors a lot of good things were accom- plished during the eight years that I served you from 1992-2000. Fire stations were built in the Big Level and Ramsey Springs communities: over 10 miles of gravel roads were paved and over 34 miles of exist- ing paved roads ere overlaid or resealed in District 5, along with the construction and renovation of five bridges: Stone County Citizens were relieved of the hospital bond issue tax in 1996 and this has not been on the tax levy since: The Stone County Health Department was relocated to a larger and nicer facili- ty to accommodate its growing needs; The new Justice Court Building was completed: The Stone County Covered Arena was completed: The Stone County Baseball Complex "'ttood Field" received poles, lights, and t;encing tbr three new fields. With a lot of work done by many vol- unteers, the fields ere completed. New business and industrial groxvth were on the horizon for our county. During the last lbur years that I v, as on the Board, we sent letters and made phone contacts to the WaI-Mart Corporation ask- ing thern to consider locating in our area. I believe these contacts spur,red their interest: and along vith a lot of work from many other people also, Wal-Mart became a reality to Stone County. I I Construction on the new Sheriff Department and County Jail along with the Correctional Facility was started at no cost to the taxpay- ers. The State of Mississippi, in a contract between Stone County and the State, guaranteed the entire cost of the project. Providing sufficient funds for Law protection was a pri- ority of the Board of Supervisors, therefore the Stone County Sheriff Department budget received a 60 % increase during my term in office. This provided funds for more deputies, patrol cars, and other needs of the Sheriff Department. If you will allow me to serve you again, I will provide a good Road and Bridge Program, promote Industrial Development, Provide for Health Care needs, Law Protection, Recreation, Fire Protection, Senior Citizen Programs, Educational Funding, and will work hard to offer good services and to protect our natural resources. I am an open-minded individual. 1 believe county and city offi- cials, along with the Stone County citizens, should work together to make and keep Stone County a great place to live, work, and bring up a new generation. I will work hard to offer good services and continued progress for each and every one of you. For a county government run with honesty and integrity, please vote Dale T. Bond, District 5 Supervisor, on August 5th. Your prayers, vote, and support will be greatly appreciated. Paid Political ad for Dale T Bond I I I I attending the The event is the local This past 4th broadcast the 4, 5. and 6pro 41st Army lion of music f this past weekend, Oltg Williams, their and Troy and ! their daughter Flint Creek. from Saucier from them with his barbequed the cabin most of shore in "We can ties of home Th Flint Creel sites 1-56, 57-127. first serve basis c reservation only imum of holidays. a beach swing sets in table. house with dryer, with a front. cable hook-UPS" There also camping sites table, your you like site for you. The Park Rogers; the Dave Russak park rangers person fo cut who picks nance marl, nel, and creW' cleaners. The ReserVOir crappie, year round fish is $1..25 Pet the entrance an additional The office is a.m.-10:00 the ti Area. No catch any sure to enjoy available at A Bridal path Bride Latrice Brid e Jane Bride scott (jnne i, fe[i.5..ca Brid e Attt: 10% 304 521